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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Vol. 124, No. 10 • Shell Lake, Wis.

Weekend watch

• Haunted Schoolhouse, SLAC. • Free community breakfast, Spooner. • Free Halloween party, St. Francis de Sales in Spooner. • Shell Lake FFA corn maze See Events page 8 m


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Rails season ends at hands of Bears See pages 12-13 On top of their world. AJ Christner and Braiden Rau met at the top of the wall at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center. Each took a different way and each had a different approach, but they both reached the same goal. The rock-climbing wall is a favorite of most students. More pictures of the trip on page 11. — Photo by Larry Samson

Nightmare at the Haunted Schoolhouse

Report card day

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SHELL LAKE — Trick-or-treaters will be out and about. Wednesday, Oct. 31, is the time of year when costumed children will be walking around the neighborhood trick-or-treating. Shell Lake trick-or-treaters should be done visiting houses between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Residents of Lakeland Manor will welcome trick-or-treaters from 4-7 p.m. Starting at 4:30 p.m., the Shell Lake Area Fire Department personnel will be handing out fire-prevention and safety materials to adults as well as children along with treats. There may also be an opportunity to tour a fire truck. The Shell Lake Student Council will be trick-or-treating for the food pantry between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. Members will cover the entire community of Shell Lake, but only approach those homes that have their porch light on. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible cash donation, please make checks payable to the Washburn County Food Pantry. If you don’t plan to be home on Halloween, and want to ensure the student council picks up your donation of food, coats, or cash, you may call 715-468-7814, Ext. 1231. Drivers need to be extra alert as there will be more children on the streets and sidewalks – and those kids may be focused on gathering candy and the excitement of the holiday rather than being careful while crossing streets. — with submitted information ••• STATEWIDE - Early, in-person absentee voting began Monday, Oct. 22, throughout Wisconsin. Municipal clerks are expecting a lot of traffic. In the last few presidential elections, Wisconsin voters had three full weeks and three weekends to vote early at their local clerk’s office. The Legislature changed that, and this year the window is just two weeks and one weekend starting Monday and running through Nov. 2. Despite the smaller window, Government Accountability Board spokesman Reid Magney says clerks are still bracing for high numbers of early voters, “I think we’re figuring it’s going to be about the same. The interest in early voting or in-person absentee voting goes up every major election.” This is especially true in larger cities. Neil Albrecht is the executive director of the city of Milwaukee Election Commission. He says there’s a good chance lines for early voting there will run outside of the building some days. “We don’t necessarily expect fewer people, but we feel that they will be pressed in a much smaller period of time.” Albrecht says 32,000

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Shell Lake, Spooner high schools and Birchwood elementary get high marks in DPI report

by Gary King Register editor WASHBURN COUNTY - Schools in Wisconsin received a “report card” from the state Department of Public Instruction this week and at

least three of the county’s public schools - Shell Lake High School, Spooner High School and Birchwood Elementary - will be proud to show them to parents in their respective districts. The report cards rate each school on a scale of 0 to 100 based on how well they did in five categories over the past three years - including student achievement and growth, closing gaps and college and career readiness. Shell Lake High School scored a 74.7, earning an “exceeds expectations” notation from See Report cards, page 3

Pinter committed

WASHBURN COUNTY - A 52-year-old Sarona man will be committed to a mental institution for 40 years after entering a no-contest plea to killing his brother in July of 2011 at the family home on CTH M near Long Lake. James Pinter told authorities that he suspected his brother, John, of trying to steal from him. John’s body was found in a camper with a shotgun wound

James Pinter

to his head. On Tuesday, Oct. 16, Pinter reached a plea agreement and entered a no-contest plea to second-degree intentional homicide. A criminal complaint filed in the case showed Pinter had mental health issues and had refused to take his medication after his mother passed away, causing him to act irrationally.

County’s property value down 4 percent Levy goes up slightly

by Jessica Beecroft Conner Register staff writer WASHBURN COUNTY – The Washburn County Board of Supervisors heard the 2013 budget and levy information presented by finance director Michael Keefe. According to Keefe, Washburn County’s tax levy rate indicates the actual-rated levy based on equalized value. “The tax rate is adjusted each year for the change in property taxes required in the annual budget in relation to the increase or decrease of existing property value and the added

value of new property development.” As of Sept. 1, 2012, the total equalized property value in Washburn County is down from last year by 4.32 percent, Keefe told county supervisors at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 16. Keefe presented the 2013 budget and levy information and noted that the value of all taxable property in the county is $2,410,305,400, a decrease of $108,880,500 from 2011. Countywide property values, as reflected in the equalized valuations, are decreasing in most See County, page 3


Nightmare at the Haunted Schoolhouse

As if children don’t have nightmares about their school lunch already. — Photos by Larry Samson

Shell Lake students Bob Bontekoe, Bailey Okonek and Sean Heckel ham it up after their makeup session.

Good friends Karia Martin and Garbria Schroeder dressed up to go through the Haunted Schoolhouse.

Everyone at school knows the band room is the strange place to hang out. Sabrina Skindzelewski plays the role of a deranged zombie musician.

The mad science teacher at the Haunted Schoolhouse entertained everyone with an interesting experiment. It was all in fun Friday, Oct. 19. The final run of the Shell Lake Arts Center, Haunted Schoolhouse, will be Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27. The event is a collaboration with the arts center, Shell Lake Education Foundation, Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce and Theater In the Woods.

Lions donate time to assemble playground equipment LEFT: The Shell Lake Lions were making progress on Thursday, Oct. 18, as they put together playground equipment at the Shell Lake Primary School. RIGHT: Students at the primary school, along with staff, are grateful for the Lions commitment to the community. Lion members received a Laker Way certificate of thanks from the students. Group photo on page 24. — Photos submitted

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“The West Side” to present state 75th Assembly District candidate forum


NORTHWEST WISCONSIN - “The West Side” will host a legislative candidate forum featuring candidates from the state 75th Assembly District, incumbent Roger Rivard, R-Rice Lake, and Stephen Smith, D-Rice Lake, on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. on 88.3 WHWC/ Menomonie-Eau Claire. The 75th Senate District is made up of parts of Washburn and Barren counties including the cities of Rice Lake, Cumberland, Barron and Chetek. Host Rich Kremer will moderate the

forum, presented in a live, one-hour callin format, encouraging listener participation and discussion. The forum, one of a nine-week series of regional legislative candidate specials, is a part of Wisconsin Public Radio’s continued effort to provide voters in western Wisconsin access to their candidates for public office. Rivard was elected to the Wisconsin state Assembly in November 2010. Rivard serves on the committees of housing, natural resources, and rural economic development and rural affairs.

In 1970, he graduated from Rice Lake High School and attended University of Wisconsin-Barron County. Rivard owned Rivard’s Campers and has been involved with the Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus and Wisconsin Realtors Association. Smith is a first-time candidate for the state Assembly. Currently he works for the Rainbow Home Center and is a member of the Shell Lake Zoning Board of Appeals. Smith graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Superior with a

Bachelor of Science in accounting. Smith has worked with the Boys and Girls Club of Rice Lake, the Rice Lake Airport Commission and the Wisconsin School Bus Association. “The West Side” is a call-in program focused on issues specific to western Wisconsin. The show airs on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Listeners may call in with questions and comments during the program at 800-228-5615. - from WPR

Barronett Town Hall, N1608, South Heart Lake Road. The project begins at the South Washburn County Line and goes 3.8 miles north and ends just south of Woodyard Road. A single passing lane is proposed for northbound traffic. The project consists of shoulder widening and slope flattening of the existing roadway and will include replacement of the existing asphalt pavement with a new asphalt pavement. The proposed project includes moving the intersection of CTH J

and Hwy. 63 several hundred feet to the south and includes a realignment of the Hwy. 63 and South Heart Lake Road intersection. The project is currently scheduled for 2015 construction, but may be built in 2014 if funding becomes available. New rights of way will be necessary in several locations along the project. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, provide input, and ask questions concerning this project. This meeting will only address this specific project.

The meeting will have an open-house format, with project exhibits on display for review. WisDOT representatives will be available to address any questions or concerns. If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like more information, contact Greg Pesola at 715-392-7998. Written comments regarding the project can be mailed to Greg Pesola, WisDOT, 1701 North 4th Street, Superior, WI 54880. — from WisDOT

Public meeting scheduled for Hwy. 63 in the Town of Barronett

Meeting to focus on final plans and construction process

BARRONETT — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northwest Region in Superior is announcing a public information meeting to discuss the Hwy. 63 project from Cumberland to Spooner. The meeting is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the

Report cards/from page 1

the DPI. Shell Lake primary and elementary schools received a 72.6 and 69.2 score, respectively, earning a “meets expectations” rating. Spooner High School also exceeded expectations with a score of 74.3 with that district’s elementary and middle schools meeting expectations with scores of 72.9 and 71.8, respectively.

It was mixed news for Birchwood Schools. The elementary school exceeded expectations with a 73.9 rating but both the middle school and high school earned scores of 59.6 and 59.1, respectively, both falling into a “meets few expectations” category. Northwood School in Minong received a score of 63.4, meeting expectations. The report is already being reviewed by some school officials across the state. Lynee Tourdot is the assistant superintendent of schools for the Beloit district. She told Wisconsin Public Radio that initially the report cards may cause some confusion. “There’s so much to them that I think parents and the community in general are going to have a difficult time understanding them. They’ll see a number but that number isn’t necessarily reflective of what’s happening in the school, especially right now.” Shell Lake Superintendent Jim Connell said the numbers do mean something and are good for “discussion starters.” “However, I do not believe they consider the whole child and are not a do-all, endall, for decisions we will be making,” he said. McConnell said Shell Lake scored lowest on part three of the elementary report card called Closing Gaps. “In researching that item, our non special education and noneconomically disadvantaged students did considerably better than previously, while the economically disadvantaged and special education students’ scores decreased slightly; thus widening the gap versus narrowing it. Keeping in mind, however, most of the reason the gap widened was because our scores improved considerably for the comparison group.” That aside, McConnell noted, Shell Lake

has worked hard over the past year to put together a Response To Intervention model designed to identify kids who need help in math and reading and get them the exact help they need in those two core areas. Students then get direct small group or individual instruction for at least 20 minutes a day to address the areas needing improvement. DPI’s “report cards” reflect a tougher testing standard as part of a new system that was central to the approval of Wisconsin’s waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law. In the past, schools were ranked solely by the previous year’s standardized test results. This time the DPI included priority areas that included: • Student growth: How individual students progress over a three-year period. • Closing learning gaps: Students are scored by subgroups such as low-income or special education learners and then comparing test scores. • On-Track and Postsecondary Readiness: Score based on graduation rates, attendance, test scores and how many students take the ACT. One in seven of the state’s public schools received failing marks on their report cards, most of them in the Milwaukee area. Two virtual charter schools - Insight School of Wisconsin (Grantsburg) and Rural Virtual Academy in Medford - also failed to meet any expectations. Grantsburg Administrator Joni Burgin noted that the DPI’s testing is “very tough” for virtual school students as they are required to meet in various locations around the state and have to take the complete exam all in one day as compared to brick and mortar schools where they break out various subjects over a period of several days. She noted less than 95 percent of the virtual school students participated. She said Grantsburg no longer contracts with K12 Inc. (Insight) and has been managing its own virtual school now, titled iForward. The DPI had incorrectly listed iForward instead of Insight. - with information from DPI, Wisconsin Public Radio

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people voted in-person absentee in Milwaukee in November of 2008. In the much smaller city of New Berlin, city clerk Kari Morgan says she’s already seen signs that people are anxious to vote early. “For the past two weeks, people have been calling and coming in wanting to absentee vote in person now, not realizing that they have to wait until Monday. So

we’re expecting a pretty busy next two weeks with the absentee voting.” People have already been mailing in absentee ballots. Overall, the Government Accountability Board expects about one in five voters to vote absentee this election. Shawn Johnson, Wisconsin Public Radio

Learning experience

Jacob Latz learned to be a blacksmith from Andrew Savas during a Pioneer Days experience for Shell Lake fourth-graders on Friday, Oct. 12. Working with a forge, the metal is heated and then formed with a hammer and anvil. - Photo by Larry Samson

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municipalities, he noted. The requested budget for 2013 reflects a slight rise in taxes, with an approximate 19 cent increase per $1,000 in property value. In 2012, Washburn County levied a tax of $10,482,740, with a tax rate of $4.23 per $1,000 in property value. In 2013, the county will request a budget reflecting a tax levy amount the same as last year but, due to declining property value, the tax rate will be $4.42 per $1,000 in property value. The total equalized property value for 2013 is $2,373,421,900. Overall, the levy rate is about average for the county. In 2003, the tax levy rate was at a high of $4.99 per $1,000. In 2008, the county had the lowest tax rate within the last 10 years at $3.84 per $1,000. Where taxes go Where do all your taxes go? In 2012, 34 percent of the levy monies went toward justice and public safety; 20 percent to health and human services; 14 percent

to debt services (debts owed by the county); 14 percent to public works; 12 percent to parks, environment, education and land use; and 6 percent to general administration. The requested budget has a zero-percent general county tax levy change from this year to next in the requested county budget. The finance committee approved the budget to send to the county board for approval with a handful of minor changes. The big change is a $61,000 decrease in the jail budget from the personnel department. The forestry department is making more money than last year and is expected to continue to do so for 2013. The department had a rise in income due to the timber that fell during the windstorm last summer. The harvest would have been scheduled for later years. Figures are preliminary and may still be changed prior to approval.



Obama the campaigner

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Here we go with another presidential campaign, and this time Obama is using the platitude Forward — sounds nice but what does it mean? Forward to what? In 2008 it was hope and change, and what were those nice sounding words supposed to mean? We now have millions hoping for work, and the gas prices at the pump have changed by plus 100 percent. A transparent, post-racial and post-partisan administration was promised. Those promises have to rank up there with the lies of the century. We have the so-called czars being ap-

pointed, effectively bypassing congressional approval. We have a president who promised to work on gun control under the radar as in behind your backs folks. The list could go on. This election is beyond politics, it is about whether we will keep the United States as it was founded or are we going down the tyrannical Marxist/Socialist paths that have never succeeded. Liberty or tyranny — it is the voters choice.

We will never forget the horror of Christmas Day 2011 when our family dog died in a trapper’s body-grip animal trap. We hope by sharing this information other family pets will not meet such a grueling death. We were snowshoeing on the snowshoe trail at Timberland Hills in Barron County. Our Lab-mix dog, about 30 pounds, ran happily between us just a quarter mile from the trail entrance until she apparently smelled some bait, raw bones. We heard one yelp. She was caught in a bodygrip trap, also called a conibear trap, just 10 yards from the trail. Conibear traps, unlike leg-hold traps, are intended to kill the animal. With all our adrenaline strength we could not open the jaws of the trap from our pet’s neck, and she quickly suffocated. While trying to release her, Dale got his snowshoe caught in a second trap. Our reports to the local DNR and to the state DNR went unanswered. We are sharing this information now because Wisconsin’s legal trapping seasons for various animals began Oct. 20 and goes through April 30. Please note that trapping is allowed on any public trail or land and even along

roads, with just 3-foot setback. Besides pets, children or adults could be badly injured if caught in a trap. An article appeared in the Star Tribune last Jan. 24 indicating that several hunting dogs had been killed by traps in Minnesota. The story was also covered on TV. The article said that some Minnesotans were hoping to get stricter laws passed about where the traps could be set. It also indicated that anyone going into the woods should carry a wire cutter (to cut a snare) and a 4-foot length of rope to use to release a conibear trap. A person should also look on the Internet to see how to release that type of trap. We feel that it would be nearly impossible to release the trap before the animal died. Some local people have shared stories with us about other dogs in our area that have been killed in traps; often these incidents are not reported to the DNR. We are sorry to share such a sad story, but we hope it will prevent some further accidents. The good news is that we adopted another rescue dog, and she has become a wonderful part of our family. Dale and Sandy Cardwell Shell Lake

After attending the first-annual Shell Lake Chamber Oktoberfest, I felt compelled to comment. What a terrific event it was! The atmosphere and decor for the event were amazing, and really lent to the overall autumn feel, as well as the table settings, lighting, etc. All of the raffle and door prizes were stunning, and so much fun to peruse, while sampling the various wares of the merchants. I was also impressed by the UW-Eau Claire polka band. So young, and yet, so professional and good at a music style which can be extremely difficult. Another thumbs-up goes to all of the vendors, and the products/food/beverages they provided as samples. Many of the vendors I was unaware of, or unsure

of their products, but, after this event, there are many new businesses I will patronize as a direct result of attending it. Kudos to the chamber, especially Shannon Klopp, for their hard work, and spectacular results. Gratitude is extended to all of the donors/contributors who see the positive results of this type of event. Without your contributions, it would not have been such a success. If another such fest is held next year, I would ask the chamber to consider a twoday affair, i.e., a Friday night start, wrapping up late Saturday afternoon or early evening? Just a thought.

My beloved mother, Laura Johnson, recently passed away at the Indianhead Medical Center in Shell Lake. During her final two weeks of life, she received not only excellent professional care, but compassion and respect from the entire nursing staff and Dr. Haesemeyer. My entire family was deeply touched by the care that she received. The entire staff treated her as if she was their own mother. I was born and raised in Shell Lake and worked for the hospital throughout my high school and college years. At that time, the hospital was brand new and full of patients. Of course, that was a time before insurance changes restricted the type of care and length of care that patients can receive. Since college graduation, I have resided in Shawano, which is near Green Bay. I have watched small hospitals being shut down or consumed by larger hospitals. I have been led to believe that the larger the hospital, the better the care. I would like to remind the citizens of Shell Lake that you have a wonderful hospital. You have deeply caring and

compassionate nurses. You have dedicated doctors. The type of personal care that my mom received could not have been duplicated in a larger, busier facility. At Indianhead Medical Center she was not looked at as a mere number, but as a human being who deserved to be treated with respect and dignity. For my mom, being able to stay in her own community and receive her care where friends and family could visit easily was comforting. She was comforted by those personal touches that the hospital staff displayed each day, such as taking time to talk to her, giving her a hug or a kiss on the cheek, rubbing her back and combing her hair. I will be forever grateful for the care that my mom, Laura Johnson, received at the Indianhead Medical Center. I am grateful to all the nurses and Dr. Haesemeyer for making her last days on earth as peaceful and comforting as possible.

Ron Nyman Superior

Animal trap killed our family dog

Thumbs-up for Oktoberfest

Marci Voigt Spooner

Bigger is not necessarily better

Carole Johnson Foreman Shawano

Personal endorsement

I usually keep my political views to myself, but many people have asked me who I am endorsing for the office of Washburn County clerk. Along with other state, county and federal offices, you will be voting in the November election to elect a Washburn County clerk as I am retiring. Both candidates are friends and could represent Washburn County. However, I fully support Lolita Olson as a candidate for county clerk. She has experience. Being a town clerk/treasurer for the Town of Gull Lake for several years has provided her with invaluable experience in elections and many of the functions she will perform as county clerk. As a taxpayer, you will be electing a person who can hit the ground running with her basic knowledge of the job. There will still be many things to learn, but her experience in municipal government will give her an invaluable head start on the functions of the clerk’s office. I have worked with Olson for several years and I know her as a very friendly person, as well as intelligent, qualified and an aggressive learner who will have no trouble filling this position. In addition

to all the election laws and changes, one of the biggest and hardest things to learn as county clerk is the Statewide Voter Registration System. Our office maintains all the voter registration and individual election information for 20 municipalities in the county. The county clerk inputs all election information into this program to provide voter access information as well as produces poll lists and other information provided to the municipalities for elections. This program gets bigger and more demanding every year. Olson is experienced in using this program and very familiar with its operation, since Gull Lake has been doing their own SVRS services. I urge you to consider casting your vote for Lolita Olson for Washburn County clerk. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the residents of Washburn County as county clerk, and I have appreciated all your support.

State Rep. Roger Rivard held a town hall meeting in April of 2011 at the Northwest Sports Complex in Spooner during the height of the political turmoil surrounding Act 10 (the Budget Repair Bill) as well as other legislation being pushed by Gov. Walker and the Republican majority Legislature. Many of the questions, from an audience of about 15, concerned Rivard’s support of Act 10, parts of which a judge recently struck down as unconstitutional. The undersigned remember Rivard’s reply to a question asking him if he wasn’t worried about having to run for office again after ignoring public outrage

and voting for such divisive legislation. Rivard replied that he didn’t care if he didn’t win re-election because he would rather be in Canada fishing with his wife and RV. If this is the attitude Rivard has toward serving the citizens of this legislative district, perhaps it is in our best interest to elect a new representative.

We need someone in the White House who cares about the American people, not someone who is just for whoever will vote for him. Or whoever will contribute millions to his campaign. Obama is more concerned about partying with people in Hollywood than he is about doing his job. But then these celebrities have more money to contribute to his campaign than the middle class, whom he pretends to care about. Fox News reported that one of Obama’s largest campaign supporters is Carlos Slim, a Mexican telecom mogul, who also gets $10 off every Obama phone that is subsidized by the government. This friend and campaign supporter of Obama is also considered to be the richest man in the world. So much for Obama saying that he is concerned about the middle class. But yet Obama is always talking about Romney having money. America is about working hard and getting ahead. Sounds like Obama is jealous of anyone who worked hard and made money. But yet Obama makes sure to hang around with anyone who has a lot of money. Obama is an arrogant, rude phony. I read an article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press by Thomas Sowell that tells just how phony Obama is. He calls him the Phony In Chief. That is so true. He

proved he doesn’t care about the middle class when he gave amnesty to all the illegals, 70 percent of whom are Mexican. All so he could get the Spanish vote. He should have deported every illegal until they had enough respect for our laws to come here legally. Obama could take lessons from that 14-year-old girl in Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban on what it means to be a decent person. That girl is someone you can respect. All Obama does is blame everyone else for whatever goes wrong and take credit for what other people accomplish. Thanks to our Navy Seals who got bin Laden. They deserve the credit. They risked their lives. All Obama did was take credit. In February 2008, Mrs. Obama made the statement that this is the first time that she has been proud of her country. What a slap in the face to every veteran who has fought for our country. She is just as arrogant and disrespectful as her husband. We need a change. We need someone who cares about our country and the middle class. That is not the Obamas. They have their own agenda and it is not in America’s best interest. Vote Romney/Ryan.

Lynn Hoeppner Shell Lake

Rivard’s response

Tom Tesky, Spooner Susan Wallace, Spooner Susan Hansen, Shell Lake James Gobel, Spooner Doris Washburn, Sarona

True American with pride

Sandy Bjurman Shell Lake

Final week for political letters

This is the final issue the Register will include political letters prior to the Nov. 6 election. Next week’s issue (Oct. 31) is reserved for letters from candidates themselves who wish to clarify their positions on issues and/or provide a rebuttal to information previously published. The editor may also allow letters to the editor to be published if they are deemed critical to correcting false information. We thank all the letter writers who expressed their views on this page over the past several weeks.




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Trickle-down hasn’t worked

I’m sure many of you share my sentiments that our government is broken both nationally and in Wisconsin. I am tired of the partisan divide that considers compromise to be evil. I’m looking for candidates who will listen to me and others and find a middle ground to solve our national and state problems. I had the pleasure of meeting and visiting with Tammy Baldwin last year and was impressed with her knowledge of the issues and ability to listen to concerns people were expressing. She will have my vote for U.S. Senate because she has a strong, proven record of working to protect Wisconsin’s clean water and air and move us forward to develop clean energy sources in our state and help small businesses. I’m also supporting Pat Kreitlow for U.S.

Congress because he has shown a solid commitment to listening to the people of northwestern Wisconsin and protecting our environment; he has always had an open door and an open mind and believes in working with his colleagues no matter what their party affiliation. I know he will work to strengthen Medicare and Social Security for future generations, rather than dissolving the programs by privatizing them as Republicans are promoting. My neighbor Stephen Smith has my vote for state 75th Assembly District. I know him to be honest, a good listener, and a person who cares about the workers and small businesses of this area. I also believe that President Obama has tried to find compromise these past four years. He wanted the federal government

to provide health insurance for all who needed it, but after working with Republicans offered the compromise of a private insurance company pool for those without insurance. But all he has received is a wall of negativity from the Republicans. We have to control health-care spending; we can’t afford to do everything for all people. But no 30- to 40-year-old raising a family should go broke from medical expenses to treat an illness that is curable. And everyone should have affordable preventive care. We have had 30 years of trickle-down economics, which was supposed to bring jobs by lowering the tax rates of businesses. It has obviously not worked, since the economy has grown in real dollars over this time and middle class wealth has not;

this has only worked for the top 10 percent of Americans, most of whom have amassed huge wealth. Obama inherited the worst economy since the Great Depression, with two unfunded wars, huge deficits from Bush tax cuts, a mortgage crisis, and companies cutting jobs and others going bankrupt. Expecting that economic mess to turn around in three years is ludicrous, when it took the country over 10 years to lift itself out of the Great Depression. I’m voting for Obama because I do not trust Republicans to pull us out of this economic disaster they created.

To see where we’re headed, especially in this election season, it pays to look back to where we’ve been, starting in the 1920s. It was an era similar to today, one that favored big business. “As the 1920s advanced, serious problems threatened economic prosperity. Though some Americans became wealthy, many more couldn’t earn a decent living. Consumers were steadily going deeper into debt.” A main cause of the of the Great Depression was unequal distribution of income. By 1929, over 70 percent of the population had yearly incomes below the minimum standard of living. In the 1930s, President Herbert Hoover opposed federal intervention in the economy, but he finally agreed to some governmental measures, “providing billions in emergency financing for … large businesses.” Hoover believed the money would trickle down to the average citizen. Critics argued, “that the program would benefit only corporations … hungry people could not wait for the benefits to trickle down to their tables.” The critics were right, and desperate voters ousted Hoover in 1932. In 1981, Ronald Reagan announced his

plan to resolve the nation’s economic crisis with tax cuts and budget cuts. The plan “cut income taxes and business taxes by an average of 25 percent; the largest cuts went to those with the highest incomes. The administration … claimed that as prosperity returned, profits at the top would trickle down to the middle class and poor.” In actuality, “the wealthy gained the most from these tax cuts. In the 1980s the rich got richer as poverty deepened for many others.” In 2001, “George Bush announced his plan, including $1.6 trillion in tax cuts ....”

And once again, “... the income gap widened.” So how have Americans been doing recently? A Congressional Budget Office study in 2011 reveals income for the top 1 percent of households gained 275 percent between 1979-2007 compared to 40 percent for middle-class households. (Income Inequality in the United States, A 2010 study by Domhoff shows that 80 percent of Americans hold only 11 percent of the nation net worth, Do we see a trend here? Who’s being

served in this country? And who is serving it up? Can the American middle class continue to survive tax cuts that benefit the rich and trickling on the rest of us? All quoted information not cited is from the high school history text, “The Americans: Reconstruction to the 21st Century.” Danzer, Gerald A. et al. McDougal Littell. 2003.

I would like to warn all of you who plan to vote for Pat Kreitlow this November. When he was a state senator, he voted for everything he possibly could to bankrupt the entire state of Wisconsin and nearly succeeded. Here are a few examples of his ridiculous spending, one he voted for was also illegal. He voted for the spending of the stimulus money in the budget, rather than using it to attract and establish more jobs. He voted to spend the entire settlement of the tobacco money to once again be used for a budget loaded with wasteful spending. He voted to raid and spend the Physicians Compensation Fund, which was illegal as ruled by a court of law. We,

as a state, had to reimburse this fund at taxpayers expense. He voted for doubling the capital gains tax. This tax hits anyone regardless of income if you have any dividends at all. He tries to say it is a rich man’s tax but that is an outright lie. He also supported Doyle who tried to remove marriage as between one man and one woman. Unmarried gays now have basically the same benefits and rights as a married couple. We as taxpayers are forced to pay for this because of the law Kreitlow supported. There are many, many more. Finally the state of Wisconsin was on the verge of bankruptcy in 2010. We here in the Eau Claire area elected him to serve us.

However, all he did was spend, spend, spend. We threw him out at the end of his first two years. So he now has moved farther north to find and deceive more people. Please learn from our experience. Kreitlow is not what Wisconsin wants or needs. Please don’t listen to his lies. Check his record on why we voted him out after only two years. If you do not want our state to go back to bankruptcy again, Kreitlow must be kept out of office.

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners

October 15 - $30 Hank Crawford, Shell Lake October 16 - $30 Becki Amendt, Spooner October 17 - $30 Brad Newman, Shell Lake October 18 - $30 Jim Reppert, Chippewa Falls October 19 - $30 Jill Schlapper, Spooner

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Upward Bound serving local students for five more years

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Temps & levels

Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2011 Oct. 15 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Oct. 21

2012 Oct. 15 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Oct. 21

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High 52 59 65 60 51 51 55

Low Precip. 41 39 39 38 trace of rain 37 trace of rain 36 23

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Lake level Monday, Oct. 24, 2011: 1,217.56’ MSL Monday, Oct. 22, 2012: 1,216.59’ MSL

Upward Bound West is comprised of 63 students from Spooner, Shell Lake, Turtle Lake, Unity and Siren high schools. — Photo submitted

SHELL LAKE — In the last federal Upward Bound grant competition, many Upward Bound programs in Wisconsin lost funding. Fortunately, Upward Bound West, managed by Forward Service Corporation, is among those programs that have been ensured funding for the next five years. Forward Service Corporation will use the funds awarded to continue helping low-income, first-generation college students prepare for higher education. Upward Bound staff will work with 63 students from Spooner, Shell Lake, Turtle Lake, Unity and Siren high schools to overcome any barriers that exist between them and receiving a college education. Upward Bound’s goal is, “to generate the skills and motivation necessary for these students to achieve postsecondary success.” To achieve this goal, Upward Bound West has two components, weekly student meetings with Upward Bound staff during the school year, and an academic summer program held at UW-Stout in Menomonie. During the school year, stu-

dents will receive academic advising, assistance in preparing for college entrance exams (ACT/SAT), instructions in study skills and will go on college visits and cultural field trips. “I have done so many things with Upward Bound that have helped me in my future. I think I would be lost this year and wouldn’t know where to begin applying for college if it wasn’t for Upward Bound. The program has given me confidence and helped me make good decisions,” said Chelsea Melton, a senior at Shell Lake High School. Undoubtedly, the most memorable and influential component of Upward Bound is the summer program. In the past, Upward Bound West has held its summer program at UW-Stout. While there, students have the opportunity to glimpse what college life is like. They live in the dorms, use university facilities, have roommates and eat college food. Over the course of the summer, students have college preparatory classes in math, English, Spanish and science. These classes are meant to give students

a head start on the upcoming school year. They learn valuable study skills and gain confidence in their abilities. They also have academic enrichment courses, motivational speakers, job shadow opportunities and campus tours. The summer program is six weeks, with students traveling home on the weekends. The final week, students have the opportunity to participate in a trip. Washington, D.C., was the destination last summer. It was a memorable and rewarding experience. The summer program is a huge advantage for students and their parents when they leave for college after high school graduation. “Upward Bound is a beneficial program and has helped me a lot when deciding my future. The summer program is a great way to get prepared for the next year at school and you get to meet a lot of new friends,” stated Tasha Henck, a junior at Turtle Lake High School. If you are a student who would like to participate in Upward Bound, contact Kristine Fisher at 715-635-4547. — from Upward Bound


Donations given to the Shoeman Water Project

ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK Spirited and playful, yes that’s Razz the cat, A silly young boy, and a true acrobat. He’s one of those cats who is simply unique, All whiskers are black, but one white on his cheek. He’s medium hair with a black shiny coat, In a contest for nice cats Razz would have my vote. He’s just 6 months old or a little bit more, So he’s at that age where he likes to explore. Imagine the fun you will have with this boy, Years of companionship and years of joys. Cats for adoption: 2-year-old female rex/calico mix; 9-month-old black/brown/white shorthair tabby; 1-1/2-year-old male shorthair tiger; 2-yearold male gray shorthair tiger; 1-year-old neutered orange shorthair tiger; 7-month-old male brown/black medium-hair tabby; two 4-month-old medium-hair gray kittens; 3-month-old male orange shorthair tabby; 11-week-old male shorthair black/brown tiger; 6-1/2-month old black male medium-hair; 51/2-month-old female black/brown medium-hair tabby; three 9-week-old torties; two 3-month-old shorthair tigers; 2-year-old shorthair male tiger; two 3-month-old black/white shorthair kittens; two 31/2-month-old female black/white kittens and five 6-week-old kittens; two male rex mixes; 1 Siamese and one white/black tiger. Dogs for adoption: 1-year-old neutered black/white American bulldog mix; 3-year-old spayed black Lab mix; 4-year-old brown/white male Chihuahua mix; 7-1/2-year-old spayed papillion mix; 1-1/2-year-old neutered cocker spaniel mix and a 2-year-old neutered tan/black pit bull. Strays include: Adult male yellow Lab found on Carlton Road and a 2-year-old tan male Chihuahua found east on Hwy. 70. October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, please visit the Web site.

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Benedictine Living Community of Spooner to receive transportation funds Gov. Walker approves $4.4 million in elderly/disabled transportation awards

MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday, Oct. 18, 30 awards totaling $4,363,000 in state and federal funds that will help purchase specialized transit service vehicles to assist elderly and disabled individuals throughout Wisconsin over the next two years. Benedictine Living Community of Spooner will receive $43,200 to go toward a bus.

Let’s Talk Workshop set

SPOONER — Have you thought about your future needs, cares and wishes? What is your plan for aging? Do your children know your plan? Another Let’s Talk Workshop is set for Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Oscar Johnson Building at the Washburn County Fairgrounds in Spooner. The workshop is from 6-7:30 p.m. If you are an adult child, have you and your siblings talked with your parents about their plans and expectations? If not, attend the Let’s Talk Workshop where you will learn tips, suggestions and ideas on how to come together as a family and discuss ideas on the many different topic areas that you may want to cover. This


here was a time when passing by a person’s home and you looked toward the house, you could see a little glow coming through the window that indicated that someone was watching TV. There are times now when I am a passenger in a vehicle looking out the window as we pass by a home, it appears that the entire wall is a television set. No longer is there just a glow, rather it is a large projection of an activity taking place. While visiting a church in the Twin Cities, the pastor wheeled a cart onto the stage, and people started to laugh. On the cart was, in the pastor’s words, “An old relic.” This old relic that he was referring to was a TV that is the same vintage as the one Milt and I use in our home. One of these days, Milt and I will have to replace our 27-inch RCA TV with a more-modern flat screen. At this point, we are fulfilling a promise we made to Milt’s dad in 1995. That is when Milt’s dad and uncle needed to leave

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their home and move into the nursing home. They were unable to take their old console television with them, and we suggested a newer TV for them. Their concern was that they wouldn’t be able to wear it out before they died. Milt assured them that we would see to it that we wore the TV out after they no longer had a use for it. That TV has been in our home for over 12 years now. A few years ago, our neighbor boy stopped in to visit us. He took a self-guided tour of our house and then exclaimed, “You only have one TV!” Our explanation was that there was just the two of us and we only needed one. His comment was that there were only two living in his house, too, but they had five TVs. I guess I prefer having places in my house to escape the noise of the TV to read a good book or carry on a conversation without competing with the characters in the rectangular box.

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workshop will provide you with the tools, information and ideas on how to guide you through the steps to have this very important family meeting. Family meetings/discussions need to occur before a family crisis occurs so your wishes can be followed. Everyone should be able to determine and discuss their future wishes for themselves to allow input in any future decisions. Please preregister by calling Eva at the Aging and Disability Resource Center, 715-635-4460. Seating will be limited to 25 people. There is no fee for this workshop. — from ADRC



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The funds are being distributed through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Elderly and Disabled Transportation Capital Assistance program. The grants assist nonprofit organizations and local governments by covering up to 80 percent of the costs of specialized vans and buses used to meet the daily transportation needs of elderly and disabled state residents. Grant recipients provide the 20-percent local match. “These awards provide essential transportation services for elderly and disabled citizens here in Wisconsin,” said Walker. “This is a quality-of-life issue that is part of our commitment to investments in the state’s transportation system.” — from WisDOT

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Assisting the Shoeman Water Project are the Rev. Kenneth Hinrichs, Hayward; unidentified volunteer; and driver volunteer Jerry Hinrichs. — Photo submitted


HAYWARD — The Sawyer/Washburn County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans celebrated another generous donation to the Shoeman Water Project. Board members Mike Schroeder and the Rev. Kenneth Hinrichs put in numerous hours collecting, sorting and bagging donated shoes, both new and used. Various churches in the two-county area collect the shoes. Jerry Hinrichs graciously donated his time and tractor-trailer to transport nearly 1,300 pairs of shoes from Hayward to the drop-off in St. Louis, Mo. This follows a shipment of over 1,500 pairs in April. The Shoeman Project focuses on bringing clean water to people in third-world countries that lack access to safe drinking water. New and used shoes are sold to generate funds to provide well-drilling rigs, water-purification systems and hand-pump repairs. The Sawyer/Washburn County Thrivent Chapter will continue to collect shoes for another year. The group is anxious to partner with local youth groups, ladies guilds or men’s clubs that are looking for a service project. For more details on the Shoeman Water Project, visit Web site - submitted

St. Francis de Sales Polka Mass, Polish Feast & Car Raffle

Proceeds benefit St. Francis de Sales School On Nov. 10, everyone’s Polish!

5 p.m. Polka Mass 6 p.m. Polish Feast 8 p.m. 2012 Chevy Sonic Raffle

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Local students participate in WSMA high school honors concerts

Events session Oct. 30

SPOONER — Washburn County Tourism Association is putting together an events session to see how those groups and individuals involved in events can help one another. At the session, Drew Nussbaum, Wisconsin Department of Tourism, will be talking about grants that are available for events. The rest of the session will be dedicated to sharing ways to market your event, followed by open discussion. Light snacks will be provided.

A tribute to Gutenberg

ast week, Newsweek announced the decision to go out of print. Come the end of this year, Newsweek will be no longer. Executive editor of Newsweek at one point, Edward Kosner, spoke of the “golden age” of newsweeklies. “It’s a lost world,” Kosner said. “It’s like talking about the 19th century.” We are no doubt leaving the print age and entering into the digital age: the age where Kindles, iPads and tablets are replacing newspapers, magazines and books; where you can download a book from iTunes, Amazon or Google in minutes; where the next generation doesn’t know what cassette tapes or CDs are but knows how to work an iPod like it’s second nature. Whether we like it or not, the pages of printed publications are slowly transitioning onto the Internet or in a downloadable form. Whether we like it or not, most things are slowly becoming digital or online. Previously, having been an English education major – now a current journalism major with an English literature minor – it saddens me to think that printed books may no longer be in existence. There is just something about curling up with a good book in bed, the covers warming you, the words wrapping their way around your mind, the pulpy scent of the pages, the draping of each half of a paperback, the thickness of how a hardcover feels in your fingers and the way you can make it your own. You can make your imprint on books, unlike a Kindle or an iPad. I have books with notes in the margin; poems marked up with stressed and unstressed marks or labeling them iambic pentameter; novels with coffee stains; works of fiction with pages crinkled from falling into the lake or tears from the reality in which characters came to life for me. I have books I’ve read over 10 times, the pages beginning to yellow. I have books that have emotional and personal connections to me – like the memo-

ries of my grandmother reading a bedtime story, or the book my father and I first read together, “The Hobbit.” E-mails, Facebook, Twitter and texting are replacing communication. What happened to love letters; snail mail; seeing the writer’s personal handwriting; being able to decorate the paper with stickers or doodles; or quick notes left on the fridge or kitchen table telling someone where you went? I have a three-ring binder filled with heartfelt letters over a span of over two years, and I would gladly take those half-crinkled, slightly stained letters over all the e-mails in the world. You cannot substitute or replace those things: books, handwritten letters, Sunday newspapers – not with a thousand Kindles, or a thousand high-tech iPads or a thousand text messages. We are more concerned with the here and now, the instant gratification, the fastfood, drive-through, gimme gimme gimme rather than the long run. In today’s society, we refuse to slow down. I don’t want to put a gravestone on print yet, but we can’t deny the fact that our digital age is changing the direction in which we will get our news, read our books, skim through magazines, listen to our music and even how we teach our children. Kosner is correct when he said the golden age of print is a lost world. We are moving forward to a new world, a more “efficient” world. But we lose the physicality amongst the rubble. We lose the emotions connected with physically picking out a book, holding a newspaper at the breakfast table – or reading storybooks to children who sip milk and clutch blankets. And, in return, we lose our connectedness with each other as we gradually turn toward immersing ourselves in our digital toys, in a world where we are becoming alone, together.

After ONLY 43 years of continual dedicated service to Indianhead Medical Center, Rodney Olson has decided it’s time to move on to the next adventure in his life. Please join us as we celebrate Rodney’s years of commitment and dedication, and wish him well on his retirement. There will be plenty of laughs and stories to go around.

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Long Lake Recycling Site closing for season

LONG LAKE – Attention Washburn County residents. The Long Lake Recycling Site will close for the winter months, Nov. 1–April 1. The last day for the Long Lake site will be Saturday, Oct. 27. All of the same services are provided at the Sarona location, approximately six miles away, which is at the Lake Area Landfill gates on CTH D between Sarona and Shell Lake. The Sarona location is open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, and one Saturday per month. Call the landfill for details at 715-469-3356. They accept single-stream collection of recyclables including tin, aluminum, newspaper and magazines, glass, paper products and Nos. 1 through 7 plastic. Please no automotive bottles regardless of number. If you have any questions regarding recycling in Washburn County please call Jen at the recycling office at 715-635-2197, or e-mail at — from RC

Blazing a Trail for Hope run/walk

SPOONER — To benefit Relay For Life Washburn County, the Blazing a Trail for Hope fun run and walk is set for Saturday, Nov. 3. Registration at the Spooner Middle School is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The run/walk starts at 7 p.m. The running route for this event is approximately 21/2 miles. The walk will be a slightly shorter, modified route. There will be treats and fun available after the run/walk. The $15 registration fee drops to $10 for those wearing blaze orange or a Relay For Life shirt. All proceeds benefit the Relay for Life of Washburn County. For more information, contact Steve Clay at 715-416-3493. — with submitted information

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Anyone involved in planning area events is encouraged to attend. This would include event planners, volunteers, chambers, civic groups and anyone interested in helping with events. If you or anyone you know is interested in getting together with a group of event planners of both small and large events in this area, please plan on attending this session. The event will be held at the Spooner Department of Natural Resources meeting room from 3-5 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 30. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Michelle at 715-635-9696. — from WCTA


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than just a concert that occurs in October. It is the culmination of efforts by teachers and students to prepare for the musical experience of a lifetime,” said Tim Wurgler, WSMA program director. When students come together for the first time in June, they meet their conductors, section coaches and each other for the very first time. Through the rehearsals with these nationally recognized conductors, students become unified in one common musical goal. After camp, students remain in contact with their section coaches, conductors and each other as they continue to hone that common goal. “The result is concerts that are more than inspired but truly inspiring to everyone involved as well as the audience,” said Wurgler. For more information about the WSMA State Honors Music Project and other programs, go to — from WSMA

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The high school state honors mixed choir concert will be held Thursday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m., at the Overture Center in Madison. The high school state honors jazz ensemble concert will be Friday, Oct. 26, 11:30 a.m., at Monona Terrace, Madison. The WSMA State Honors Music Project brings Wisconsin’s top young musicians together to work with nationally known conductors in a highly disciplined, professional setting. The 429 students in grades 9, 10 and 11 were selected from more than 1,400 who auditioned. “The High School State Honors Music Project is more

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WAUNAKEE — After an intense audition, summer camp and rehearsal process, 429 of the finest young musicians in Wisconsin are about to unite for the peak of what could be the most rewarding musical experience of their lives — the Wisconsin School Music Association High School State Honors Concerts. Local students participating are Brett Holman, Shell Lake High School, on trumpet in the jazz ensemble; Mariah Carroll. Spooner High School, singing soprano in the mixed choir; and Tayler Livingston, Spooner High School, singing bass in the mixed choir.



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Thursday, Oct. 25 • First Year Parenting class, 5-8:30 p.m., Spooner Annex Building, UW-Extension conference room. Call Deb Meyer at 715-635-4444 or deb.meyer@ces.uwex. edu • The Shell Lake American Legion meeting, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Commons. • Shell Lake VFW meeting, 7 p.m., Friendship Commons. Friday & Saturday, Oct. 26 & Oct. 27 • Haunted Schoolhouse, Shell Lake Arts Center, 6-10 p.m., with 6-8 p.m., less scary and 8-10 p.m. terrifying for braver attendees.

Friday, Oct. 26 • Washburn County Genealogical Society meeting, 1:30 p.m., genealogy research room, Hewitt Building, 206 1/2 W. 2nd St., Shell Lake. Program at end of meeting is Your Family Proverb. Public is welcome to attend. Note change of meeting place. Saturday, Oct. 27 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Free Halloween party, 7-9 p.m., at St. Francis de Sales in Spooner. Sunday, Oct. 28 • Shell Lake FFA corn maze, noon-6 p.m. Bryan and Keri Jensen residence, N2240 Shelby Lane, Shell Lake. Watch for signs. More info call 715-468-7814.

Wednesday, Oct. 31 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner.


Thursday, Nov. 1 • Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting, 4:30 p.m., Shell Lake City Hall meeting room. • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Call 715-520-7999. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted.

Friday, Nov. 2 • GFWC Spooner Women’s Club meeting, 1 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 2, DNR conference room at the DNR building, Spooner. Subject is Family Life. Speaker is Deb Meyer, UWEX. For more info., call Sharon at 715-635-

Saturday, Nov. 3 • Blazing a Trail for Hope fun run/walk 5:30-6:30 p.m. registration at Spooner Middle School, 7 p.m. start. Discount for those wearing a blaze-orange or Relay For Life shirt. All proceeds benefit the Relay for Life of Washburn County. Info, call Steve Clay 715-416-3493. • Stories into the Dark with Kevin, 7:30 p.m., at the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre, Shell Lake. Call 715-4684387 or for reservations. • Annual Scandinavian Ole & Lena lutefisk and meatball dinner, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2502 23rd Ave., Rice Lake. Sunday, Nov. 4 • Daylight saving time ends.

Tuesday, Nov. 6 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge.

Wednesday, Nov. 7 • Washburn County HCE meeting, UW-Extension meeting room, 9:30 a.m. • Unit on Aging, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Free soup and sandwiches, Church of the Nazarene, Spooner, 5:30 p.m. Call 715-635-3496 to confirm. All welcome. Donations accepted.

Thursday, Nov. 8 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. • United Ostomy Association local support group meeting, 1:30 p.m., at the Spooner Health System, lower level class room. More information, call 715-637-5020. • Fibromyalgia/CFS/Chronic Pain Support Group, 1-3 p.m. at the Chetek Lutheran Church. Call 715-651-9011 or 715-237-2798. • Education and support for people affected by cancer, 3:30-5 p.m., Marshfield Clinic Rice Lake Center. Registration required, 715-236-8327.

Friday & Saturday, Nov. 9 & 10 • Acting workshop: Creating a Character at Erika Quam Memorial Theatre, Shell Lake. 6-9 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Call 715-468-4387 for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 10 • Holiday Bazaar, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, W7148 Luther Rd., Spooner. Coffee and pie. Lunch starting at 11 a.m. • 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. Monday, Nov. 12 • Diabetes Education Meeting, 2-3 p.m., in the classroom at Spooner Health System. Call 715-635-1217.

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Volunteer opportunities

Indianhead Community Action Agency is looking for volunteers to help out in their thrift store and food pantry. Food pantry volunteers must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. Please stop in to ICAA at 608 Service Road and pick up an application or call 715-635-3975 for more information. ••• The Washburn County Area Humane Society is looking for volunteers to update and maintain their Web site and to research and apply for grants. For more information, call Susie at 715-468-2453 or email ••• Terraceview Living Center Inc. is providing opportunities for talented volunteers skilled in group and one-to-one interactions with the elderly. Seeking services between 3-7 p.m. daily. There will be flexibility in scheduling your services. Orientation is provided. If you are interested please stop by their office and fill out an application. ••• Faith in Action of Washburn County is looking for volunteers to provide direct services to seniors and adults with disabilities. Tasks might include transportation, light housekeeping, light yard work, fix-it jobs, telephone and in-person visits. Training is provided, and all volunteers choose what they want to do and when they want to volunteer. For more information, please call 715-635-2252 or e-mail Faith In Action at ••• Washburn County Unit on Aging is in 30rtfc need of volunteer drivers for the Meals on Wheels program and the medical escort program. This is a great opportunity to socialize, meet new people, travel and help others. Mileage is paid to volunteers who use their own vehicles when transporting and/or delivering. You must posses a valid state of Wisconsin driver’s license and be able to read maps, road names and street signs. If interested, please contact Eva at the Aging and Disability Resource Center in Spooner at 715-635-4460. ••• ICAA Crossroads Literacy is looking for tutors in reading, health and computer skills. If interested, please contact coordinator Jean Walsh at 715-7907213 or e-mail ••• To publish a volunteer opportunity, submit it to us by Monday noon. E-mail it to wcregister@, bring it to the office, or call 715-4682314. Please list the type of volunteer work you need, as well as dates, times and length of service. Make sure to include your contact information, including your name and phone number. When the volunteer position is filled, please let us know so we can take it off the list. This service is offered free of charge in an effort to bring the community together so those that are looking for help can find those that are looking to help.


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Washburn County Genealogy Room is closed for the winter. The room may be opened by appointment, depending on weather conditions. Please call 715-6357937 for more information. Monday: Partners of Veterans women’s support group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Counseling Associates in Siren, located across from the Burnett County Government Center. For more information, contact Julie Yaekel-Black Elk at 715-349-8575. • Celebrate Recovery meetings at 6:30. This is a Christ-centered recovery program. Meetings take place in the Community Life Center at Spooner Wesleyan Church, Hwy. 70 West. For more information, call 715635-2768. • First Friends Playgroup open to all children. Focus on infants and their caregivers with sensory stimulation and movement experiences. Art project materials provided and the morning closes with circle music time and instrument exploration. 10 a.m. to noon at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. • Friendly Bridge, Shell Lake Friendship Commons on 4th Avenue, 1 p.m. All abilites welcome. Monday and Thursday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Daily fee includes lunch and a program of crafts, exercise, games, music, quiet time, etc. For more information, call 715635-4367. Tuesday: Women Healing Women support group at Time-Out Family Abuse Outreach office, every other Tuesday, 4-5:30 p.m. For survivors of domestic abuse and/or sexual abuse. Free, confidential, closed after first session. For more info or to register, contact Time-Out Family Abuse Shelter Outreach office at 103 Oak St., Spooner, WI 54801, 715-635-5245. • Ala-Teen meets at 6:30 p.m. in the New Life Christian Center in Rice Lake. Use the back entrance. Wednesday: Lakeland Family Resource Center open from noon to 3 p.m. • AA meeting, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. • 9 a.m. to noon, sewing at Shell Lake Senior Center. • Kidstime-Parentime at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 10 a.m. to noon. Learn, discuss and share ideas and experience to enrich parenting skills. Preselected art or play materials available for children of all ages. Kidstime-Parentime provides quality time for families, networking for parents and a social opportunity for both parents and children. The last Wednesday of the month a potluck lunch is held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday: AA meets at 7 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, Minong. • Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake. • Library Fun For Little Ones, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Shell Lake Public Library. A time for stories, craft and a snack. No age minimum or maximum for participants. • Washburn County Historical Society Research Room open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Located in the basement of the main museum. Also by appointment. Call 715-468-2982. Thursday and Monday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program, see listing above. ••• Domestic abuse and sexual assault are crimes. Time-Out provides free, confidential victim support. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence in a relationship, please call 800-924-0556. Shell Lake Alano Club Meetings on CTH B, 2 blocks off Hwy. 63. All meetings are nonsmoking Sunday 10 a.m. AA Monday Noon AA Open Tuesday Noon AA Closed 7 p.m. AA Closed


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November Spooner Community Ed classes

SPOONER — Spooner Area Community Education will offer the following courses. Please see Spooner School District Web site for complete listings and fee information. Register for classes by calling 715-635-0243; going online at under Community to get a registration form; mailing a registration form to Spooner Area ComEd, 801 CTH A, Spooner, WI 54801; or dropping off the registration form at the dis-


Othmer • Pesko

On Saturday, July 28, Rosemary Brown Othmer became the bride of Matthew John Pesko, son of Michael and Patricia Pesko of Shell Lake. The ceremony, presided over by Father Adam Ortegay Ortiz, took place at Cristo Rey Catholic Church in Santa Fe, N.M. La Posada de Santa Fe was the venue for the cocktail reception, dinner and dance. Serving as best man was the brother of the groom, Michael Pesko. The groom’s attendant was his sister, Meghan Pesko. Acting as ushers were Andrew Berlin, a classmate from Shell Lake, and Bjorn Layda, a family friend/brother from Germany. Matthew and Rosemary are currently students living in Boston. Matthew attends Harvard Medical School, and Rosemary attends Boston College. — Photo by InSight Foto Inc.

trict office. Class fees must accompany registration form. Many classes fill quickly. Sessions will be canceled if sufficient enrollment is not received; such fees will be fully refunded. Avoid disappointment of class cancellations, register early and invite a friend or two to register with you. Those who register should assume they are in the class at the time and place indicated. If there is a change, participants will be notified. All SACE classes are self-funding; they depend on enrollment to cover the cost of instructors. SACE assumes no responsibility for reaching those who do not provide daytime contact information. World Through Literature: 6:30-7:30 p.m., eight biweekly Thursdays, Nov. 1 Jan. 17, high school media center, instructor Jessica Smuda. Fee is $10. Bring to class: notebook, pencil, reading material to be determined after first class. Ever wonder what it would be like to sit at table with Voltaire, Mursaki Shikibu, Poe, and other world-renowned writers? Unfortunately, you can’t, literally anyway, but you can read, discuss and explore their works while eating dinner together. Bring a simple dish to share or just yourself, and the class will investigate writings from a variety of authors. Registration deadline: Friday, Oct. 26. Writers Circle: 5:30-7:30 p.m., eight Tuesdays, Nov. 6 - Jan. 1, high school media center, instructor Jessica Smuda. Fee is $6, money to be donated to Afterschool Writing Clubs. Bring to class: sample of writing(s) to share, pen/pencil/ laptop, notebook/3-ring binder and page protectors. Join their widening congenial circle for a twist on book clubs. Share your writings, listen to others stories, and be part of a collaborative project. Delve into a new theme with them as they research a focal point for their gatherings. Their mode is to go around the table for a taste of their unique styles and see where the story leads. Combining their creative talents, they will compile stories into a unified, yet varied work within a year’s time. Registration deadline: Thursday, Nov. 1. $upporting $uccess Your Financial Capability: 5-6 p.m., three Wednesdays, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 and Jan. 2. Middle school FACE room, instructor Deb Meyer. Aims to foster responsible personal financial choices resulting in long-term economic security through education and financial coaching. Topics include emotional spending, credit management, short and

















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long-term savings and financial coaching. Registration deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 30. Mosaic Sampler: Stained-glass window or table lamp, 6-9 p.m., Thursdays, Nov. 8 and 15, high school agriculture room C60, instructor Peggy Ingles. Fee is $52. Senior fee is $28. Contact WITC, 715234-7082, Ext. 5409 to enroll. Bring to class: $15-$28 material fee payable to instructor, towels, small container/lid and working clothes. Add color to your world with stained glass. Mosaic is easy and fun for the beginning artist. The glass is cut and ready week one. Grout and protect it week two for yard art that will amaze your friends and family. Brighten your day with an 8.5”x11” window that is brilliant as the sun shines through it. Or light the night with a classic 9-inch tall square cylinder tabletop light. Choose from patterns or bring your own. Indicate your project choice upon registration. Registration deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 30. Basket: Lamp, 5:30-10 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, high school art room B99, instructor Roxanne Melton. Fee: $6 plus materials $20. Bring to class: Dishpan, flexible tape measure, scissors, 10 clothespins, pencil, butter knife and old towel. Craft this stylish lamp for your bedside or end table. Color accent available. Registration deadline: Monday, Nov. 5. Grief and the Holidays: 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, high school auditorium, presenter Richard Obershaw. No fees or obligations. Offered as a partnership with Spooner Health System. They recognize the holidays can be one of the most difficult times of year for those who’ve lost a close loved one. Obershaw, nationally renowned speaker and author, will share an informational program on grief, myths and coping to help you through the holiday season. Dance: Beginning cha-cha, 6:30-8 p.m., Mondays, Nov. 26 - Dec. 17, Spooner Middle School activity room, instructor Kay and Bill Burkholder. Fee is $26. Bring to class: Leather or hard, smoothsoled shoes to make your steps quicker

and easier. Join this rhythmical couple’s dance with Latin charm and character. Couples will be taught cha-cha dance basics and beginning dance patterns. Call Bill or Kay with questions at 715-6358470. Registration deadline: Thursday, Nov. 15. Holiday Baking: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, high school FACE room, instructor Jessica Smuda. Fee is $12. Materials: Will contact you regarding cost of ingredients. Bring to class: materials fee to instructor, 5 pounds each of fresh flour and sugar, a mixing bowl and spoon, cookie sheets and containers for your cookies. Too busy to bake for the holidays? Grab a friend or your child and let’s make favorite cookies in one night with an up-and-coming downtown baker. Take home an assortment of different cookies and candies packed ready for freezing or gift giving. Got a favorite you’d like them to consider making? Send recipe along with your registration. Mosaics: Bird feeder, 6-9 p.m., Thursdays, Dec. 6 and 13, high school agriculture room C60, instructor Peggy Ingles. Fee is $28. Senior fee is $16. Contact WITC contact WITC, 715-234-7082, Ext. 5409 to enroll. Bring to class: $23 material fee payable to instructor, towels, small container/lid and working clothes. Invite the birds into your garden with a feeder for your feathered friends. This easy, do-it-yourself project makes a great gift for that nature lover in your life. You can even purchase supplies from the instructor to place one in your own garden getaway. Choose from patterns or bring your own to make this a treasure to treasure. Registration deadline: Thursday, Nov.15. Basket: Rolling pin, 5:30-10 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, high school art room B99, instructor Roxanne Melton. Fee is $6 plus materials $25. Bring to class: Dishpan, flexible tape measure, scissors, 10 clothespins, pencil, butter knife and old towel. Cookbooks on the counter never stored so stylishly as this. Use your own rolling pin or one provided. Color accents available. Registration deadline: Monday, Dec. 3. — from SACE

Bentleyville tour planned

DULUTH, Minn. — Shell Lake Community Ed has teamed up with Cumberland’s Community Ed to take a trip to Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park for the Bentleyville Tour of Lights. The transportation cost is $5 or $15 per family. The tour is set for Sunday, Dec. 2. The bus schedule is to leave Cumberland High School at 2 p.m.; Shell Lake High School at 2:30 p.m., and arrive at Bayfront Festival Park at 4:45 p.m. A group countdown begins at 5 p.m. when Bentleyville comes alive. There will be complimentary cocoa, coffee and cookies along with marshmallow roasting and

popcorn along with the opportunity to say hello to Santa. The group will depart Bentleyville Park at 6:15 p.m. Children 10 years and younger that visit Santa receive a Bentleyville hat from Santa along with a bag of cookies. If you are able, Bentleyville asks that interested visitors please bring a new unwrapped toy or nonperishable food item. Nearly 11,944 pounds of food and over 1,085 toys were collected in 2011. Please register with the Community Ed office by Monday, Nov. 26. For information, call Keri Jensen at 715-468-7815, Ext. 1337 or e-mail . — from SLCE

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob C. Schiefelbein graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and

basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Schiefelbein, a 2011 graduate of Birchwood High School, is the son of Christopher and Sandra Schiefelbein, Birchwood. — from Hometown News

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Shell Lake seventh-graders spend the week at Wolf Ridge

The Shell Lake seventh-grade class spent five days at Wolf Ridge Environmental Center near Finland, Minn. Students and their chaperones spent the week in an intense study and exploration of science. Their days were filled with classes from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Allison Tims is walking the line 40 feet above the ground in the Superior View Rope Challenge. It is a challenge by choice that she chose to do to help her overcome her fear of heights. Photos by Larry Samson

Anna Smith is enjoying her ride down the zip line. She did not let her fear of heights and a little rain hold her back.

Teacher Al Nauertz is teaching the students how to play freeze tag, a simple, low-tech game.

KP duty is part of the Wolf Ridge experience. Meredith Kevan, Dan Kevan and Miranda Weber had an enjoyable experience helping with the kitchen duties. RIGHT: Jordan Irvine and Levi Beecroft are looking for raptors on the cliffs overlooking Lake Superior. The raptors use the thermals along the coast of Lake Superior on their migration south.

Emme Scheffer is watching classmate Ashlea Meister on the rainbow bridge, the second event on the rope course. The students find courage and reassurance in each other to finish the course. It is called positive peer pressure.

Kennedy Baumgart and Cassie Lawrence are comparing the lake water quality in the lake study class. They are measuring the ph of the water in Wolf Lake.

It was a 1-1/2-mile hike up the mountain on the Superior Lake hike but the view was worth the effort.



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Tough loss to Barron ends Rails season

by Larry Samson Register staff writer BARRON — The Spooner football season came to an end in a 48-41 loss to Barron in a level one Division 3 playoff game held Saturday, Oct. 20. Barron took an early lead with less than a minute in the game when Barron quarterback Neil Rasmussen connected with Isaiah Frandsen on an 80-yard pass. Barron capitalized on a Spooner fumble and scored on a 21-yard pass from Rasmussen to Jason Bates. Spooner made it 14-7 on a 12-yard Jordan Shaver touchdown. Barron came quickly back with two more touchdowns and Spooner trailed 28-7 in the first quarter. Shaver scored again, punching it across from the 1-yard line. Barron added two more touchdowns and it was looking like a 42-14 romp over the Rails. Head coach Jose Fizel took his players into halftime trailing by 28 points, unwilling to accept defeat. Spooner came out of halftime and turned the game around. Spooner fumbled the ball on the 40-yard line and the defense held when Jarik Biggs put a big hit on the running back, causing a fumble. Shaver recovered the ball on the 4-yard line. Gavin Anderson made it 4221 when he ran it in from the 1-yard line. Spooner kicked an onside kick and Tanner Vik recovered. The Rails moved it downfield and Shaver capped it off with a one-touchdown run. Trailing 42-28, Spooner went with an onside kick and once again they recovered the ball on the 50-yard line. Anderson connected with Vik on a 30-yard pass. Eric Bitney ran the ball down to the 10-yard line and Shaver ran it in for the touchdown. Spooner trailed by one touchdown. Spooner went to the well one more time and on the third onside kick they had possession again. The best way to stop a potent offense like Barron’s is to keep them off the field. The Rails were stopped on the 45-yard line with another fumble, their sixth for the game. The Spooner defense stopped the Barron offense and took over on downs. Shaver ran 45 yards to set up an Bitney 3-yard touchdown. Spooner opted for the two point conversion, but was stopped. They trailed 42-41 with nine minutes left in the game. With two minutes left in the game, Barron scored when Rasmussen took it in from the 4-yard line. The Rails refused to give up, blocked the kick and trailed by seven points. Spooner moved the ball downfield and was stopped at the 10-yard line. Spooner had a total of 515 yards, 264 rushing and 251 in the air. Barron had 372 total yards, 105 rushing and 264 yards passing. Shaver, in his last year, was the top runner with 164 yards and four touchdowns. Vik was the top receiver with 144 yards.

Errick Kafura, Eric Bitney and Tanner Vik all celebrate as Spooner recovered the ball on their third successful onside kick. Spooner capitalized on three of them to make an incredible second-half comeback, losing 48-41 to Barron in the first round of Division 3 playoffs on Saturday, Oct. 20. Spooner had trailed 42-14 at halftime. — Photos by Larry Samson

Spooner defensive back Hugh Miller had the job of defending against Barron receiver Isaiah Frandsen.

Spooner’s kicker was five for five on extra points. Gavin Anderson holds the ball.

Diving for extra yards, Jordan Shaver helped Spooner as they had 264 yards rushing.

Quarterback Gavin Anderson hands the ball off to Jordan Shaver behind the blocking of Tyler Olsen and Riley McShane. LEFT: Tanner Vik with a 30-yard reception to the 10-yard line that set up a Jordan Shaver touchdown to bring the Rails within one touchdown of tying the game. He was the leading receiver with 144 yards.


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Cross2country Division 3 results

Shell Lake cross-country results Friday, Oct. 19, at Bruce

Varsity boys Place Name 59 Nick Muska 61 Daniel Parish Seth Quinton 98

Time 20:38 20:48.9 34:04.9

Varsity girls Place Name 29 Lauren Osborn 49 Emma Thomas Lindsey Martin 72 75 Jessica Irvine 89 Renee Mikula 90 Kayla Blazer 92 Jill Butenhoff

Time 17:56.1 18:55.7 20:26.2 20:49 22:31.4 22:57.9 23:57.4



Spooner cross-country results Friday, Oct. 19, at Bruce

Varsity boys Place Name 4 Daniel Pederson 76 Joakim Jarvis Alex Pippen 91 92 Connor Seckora 100 Andy Mason

Time 16:31.8 19:59.6 21:54.4 21:56.5 25:30.3

Varsity girls Place Name 58 Katerin Ocariz 59 Sara Dettle Caitlin Fielding 72 82 Savannah Quinn Maddy Martin 83 88 Julie Bray 89 Rachel Eytchyson

Time 18:02.1 18:10.9 18:50.2 19:15.5 19:23.9 19:53.2 19:56.6

Cross-country potluck banquet planned SHELL LAKE — Cross country is different from every other sport. You don’t have to be the best to be part of the team, you just have to be willing to work and to try your best. “I can’t be prouder of this group for the work they put in. Even though many will be back next year, I will miss the seniors. They worked hard and made it fun,” commented coach Katrina Granzin. All of the cross-country athletes and their families are invited to the crosscountry potluck banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass. — submitted



LEFT: Nick Muska was the top runner for the Shell Lake boys team at the Division 3 cross-country sectionals held Friday, Oct. 19, at Bruce. He placed 59th with a time 20:38 in his last cross-country meet for Shell Lake High School. RIGHT: Freshman Lauren Osborn was the top Shell Lake girls runner in the sectionals on Friday, Oct. 19. She place 29th with a time of 17:56.1 in the 4K race. — Photos by Marty Seeger

LEFT: In his freshman year, Daniel Pederson finished fourth at the Division 2 cross-country meet at Barron on Friday, Oct. 19. He will advance to the state cross-country meet Saturday, Oct. 27, in Wisconsin Rapids. It will be the 100th running of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Cross Country Championship. RIGHT: Senior Katerin Ocariz placed 58th with a time of 18:02.1 at the Division 2 sectional meet in Barron. She was the top runner for Spooner girls. — Photos by Larry Samson

Cross country Friday, Oct. 26: WIAA State Junior high boys basketball Tuesday, Oct. 30: At Northwood, 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2: At Cameron, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6: Vs. Clear Lake, 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8: Vs. Clayton, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13: Vs. Prairie Farm at SLAC, 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29: Vs. Northwood at SLAC, 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30: Vs. Turtle Lake at SLAC, 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3: At Clear Lake, 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6: At Clayton, 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10: At Prairie Farm, 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17: Vs. Cameron at SLAC, 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20: At Turtle Lake, 5 p.m.

Local students members of UWBC Charger volleyball team

Team captures 2012 WCC State Championship title

RICE LAKE — Finishing the regular season with a 4-6 record, the struggling UWBarron County Charger Women’s Volleyball team took to the court to compete in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference State Volleyball Tournament and captured the 2012 WCC State Championship title; a repeat of their 2011 title season. The tournament was held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14, in Wisconsin Dells and featured 11 teams from the two-year UW campuses. After first-round play in the six-team American Pool, UWBC was tied with UWMarathon with an 8-2 record. The Charger women dropped one game to UWMarathon and one to UW-Marinette. The first round in the five-team National Pool found UW-Washington and UW-Marshfield also tied with an 8-2 record, sending UWBarron County, UW-Washington, UWMarathon and UW-Marshfield into the semifinals. In semifinal play, the Charger women defeated UW-Washington 2-1, 25-22, 20-25, 156, while UW-Marathon took two straight from UW-Marshfield, 26-24, 25-19. After splitting pool-round games, UWBarron County and UW-Marathon were again face-to-face in the finals match. UWBC took the WCC 2012 State Championship title by defeating UW-Marathon 2522, 16-25, 15-11. Second-year players on the Charger team are Samantha Henk, captain, Spooner; Lynne Granica, Ojibwa, and Kendra Zych, captain, Cameron. First-year players are Kelsey Hanson, Cameron; Emily Kruger, Cameron; Kaitie Anderson, Clayton; Randi Trott, New Auburn; Chanel Ludwig, Au-

gusta; Molly Perkovich, Fall Creek; Bryana Petersin, Balsam Lake; and Kirsten Vik, Spooner. Named to the WCC All-Conference Western Division 2012 First Team were Charger women Henk, who was also named to the WCC State Volleyball AllTournament Team; Hanson, Anderson and Kruger. Kruger was also named Setter of the Year, and Anderson received the title of Defensive Specialist of the Year. Commenting on the team and the season, fourth-year Charger volleyball coach Sue Bedient stated, “We were up and down throughout the season, but at the state tournament everyone stepped up their game and we played really tough. We started out slow but worked on focusing on basics. We talked a lot about everyone focusing on what they needed to do to make this happen. This team learned some real life lessons. Never give up and never stop believing.” Prior to coaching at UWBC, Bedient coached at Barron High School for 14 years. During those years, Barron won the Heart O’ North Conference 12 years, made four trips to the state tournament and in 1982 won the state title. — from UWBC

Members of the Z 2012 WCC State Championship Women’s Volleyball Team are back row (L to R): Chanel Ludwig, Molly Perkovich, Randi Trott, Kelsey Hanson, coach Sue Bedient, Emily Kruger, Kirsten Vik, Bryana Petersin and Kaitie Anderson. Front: Corey Birdsill, Samantha Henk, Kendra Zych, Lynne Granica and Katie Sohn. — Photo submitted

Gymnasts compete in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. — Kipsters gymnasts, from the Deutsch’s Gymnastics Training Center in Rice Lake, competed Saturday, Oct. 13, in Duluth, Minn. All level four and level five athletes were awarded achievement ribbons based on a range of scores. There were a total of 65 participating in level 4 with 48 participants in level 5. Competing at level 4 April Kyrola, Barronett, had a personal best on vault with a score of 8.7, she received an eighth-place tie and earned team points with 8.5 on bars, followed with 7.25 on beam, 7.25 on floor

with 31.95 all-around. Ashleigh Clark, Spooner, had a personal best on floor with 8.15. She received 8.8 on vault, 4.3 on the bars, 6.0 on the beam, and 27.25 for allaround. Marah Hanson, Spooner, had a personal best in three events, 8.6 on vault, 6.7 on floor and 24.95 all-around. She earned 3.9 on bars and 5.75 on beam. Hope Kyrola, Barronett, received personal bests on bars with 5.4, beam with 6.6 and floor with 5.8. She earned 7.7 on vault and 25.5 all-around. In level 5, Noelle Nelson, Shell Lake, had personal bests on vault with 7.8, bars with

7.225, beam with 7.05 and all-around with 29.075. She received 7.0 on floor. Meghan Stone had personal bests on vault with 7.7 and on floor with 7.05. She received 3.0 on bars, 7.8 on beam and 25.55 in all-around. As a team in level 4, Deutsch’s placed third with 102.925. In level 5 they placed fourth with 99.7. The next meet is set for Saturday, Oct. 27, in Ashland. The championships are Sunday, Nov. 11, in Grand Rapids, Minn. — with information from Deutsch’s Gymnastics




Spooner FFA attends state FFA FIRE Conference

SPOONER — Abby Not only does this conDubek, Cheyenne ference help students unNowaczyk and Teirra Tolzderstand the FFA man, of the Spooner FFA organization and all its opChapter, attended the Wisportunities, but helps them consin Association of FFA develop skills in meeting Foundation in Reaching people, working with othExcellence Conference on ers and setting goals with a Saturday, Oct. 13, at the plan of action. “In the FFA, University of Wisconsinwe assist members starting River Falls Campus in in seventh grade to deRiver Falls. The conference velop skills they will need helps young FFA members for future careers and opdiscover opportunities in portunities,” said Cheryl the FFA organization and Zimmerman, state FFA exgain valuable leadership ecutive director. “FFA deskills. This is one of three velops the whole person, conferences held around and these young members the state of Wisconsin for are taking a step in the seventh-, eighth- and right direction.” ninth-grade FFA members. The Wisconsin FFA AsOver 600 members will atsociation is comprised of tend these three confer253 local chapters with ences. Spooner FFA members Abby Dubek, Cheyenne Nowaczyk and Teirra Tolzman attended the Wisconsin Association of FFA Founda- 19,000 members gaining The state FFA FIRE Con- tion in Reaching Excellence Conference in River Falls Saturday, Oct. 13. — Photo submitted leadership for the future of ference is designed to inagriculture. FFA activities form beginning FFA members about the FFA and FFA Officer Team along with assistance from the UW- and award programs complement instruction in agrimotivate them to participate in its many activities. Stu- River Falls Ag Education Society. Kayla Hack, state FFA culture education by giving students practical experidents learned about communication skills, social skills, president, along with her fellow state FFA officers, de- ence in the application of agricultural skills and goal setting, FFA awards and programs, and opportuni- veloped this conference around the theme, Going for knowledge gained in classes. FFA’s mission is to deties in agriculture, along with developing leadership the Blue and Gold. All of the state officers encouraged velop members potential for premier leadership, perskills to help them be effective members in their local students that attended the FIRE Conference to set goals sonal growth and career success through agricultural for their FFA involvement and meet people from education. — from Spooner FFA chapters. the state who can help them reach those goals. around The conference was conducted by the 2012-2013 state

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by Mary B. Olsen The campaign for president of the United States has changed tremendously since the earlier years of this country. Back in 1822, the country was still celebrating the defeat of the British at the Battle of New Orleans, in 1816, and the national hero, Gen. Andrew Jackson. There were newspapers proclaiming him as the most likely candidate for the highest office. Jackson himself was a reluctant candidate. He had said he, “did not wish the office and would do nothing to obtain it, but if elected, he would serve from a sense of duty.” He gave no speeches and tended to his own business. With opposition, Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun, among others, and the president, John Quincy Adams, it would be an uphill fight if he got the nomination. Jackson received a letter and what they called an American Grass Hat, made by two 12-year-old girls. Rachel, Jackson’s wife, agreed to wear the hat, because it was made in America and by Americans, and she wore it. She felt it was the duty of women with husbands in politics to help their husbands. She was even more reluctant than he, to have her husband run for president. From her standpoint, he had been through the wars and needed to recover from illnesses and tend to the needs of their plantation, called the Hermitage, near Nashville. The grass hats gained him a lot more popularity, but he did not receive the nomination. It was Jackson who maneuvered to wrangle Florida from Spain. President Adams arranged to get Jackson out of his way by sending him to Florida as governor. When Jackson returned to the Hermitage from Florida, he had no intentions of running for president again. He was concerned with the economy and the country in a re-

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cession, and the price of cotton so low, he barely managed to break even when his crop was sold. The general was a man who would not go into debt, as a matter of principle. Despite all his desires to remain at home and take care of things, the campaign had begun without his endorsement. He kept up with the newspapers and wrote letters, and many of the people supporting him came to dine and strategize at the Hermitage. Jackson had little formal education. His father died three weeks before he was born. His mother educated him. He joined the local militia. At the age of 13, he became a courier in the Revolutionary War. His two older brothers joined in the war. He was captured by the British, and they nearly starved him to death. He caught smallpox. His mother was forced to nurse the casualties on two hospital ships in order to gain Andrew’s release. She died six months later, so he was an orphan at age 14. He became a schoolteacher in Salisbury, N.C., and went on to become a lawyer, then a judge, and when it became a state, he served as the first U.S. representative and was elected U.S. Tennessee senator. He became a planter, built a home and general store and the Hermitage, with 640 acres. He later exanded it to 1,050 acres, and two plantations. By 1820, he owned 44 slaves and had become an investor, one of three, who founded Memphis, Tenn. His military career began with the home militia. He was appointed commander of the Tennessee militia as colonel in 1801, and in 1802 he became major general. In the War of 1812, the British were stirring up the Indians, so the Army fought uprisings. Jackson had a ragtag group of volunteers with little training, backwoodsmen, who proved to be good fighters under the conditions presented to them. Jackson became a national hero when the British suffered 200 casualties, and Jackson had 71, and the British hightailed it for home. Jackson knew Sam Houston and Davy Crockett, of course.

He did not intend to try again for president. He did not venture farther than Nashville, about 40 miles from his home, but his followers were the campaigners. When he received the nomination, he relented and looked ahead to consider what he could do for the country. He believed his job as president was to be a spokesman for the whole population, not just a congressman for a specific small district. At that time, the caucus system served to nearly keep the common man out of politics. That was all changing. They started the system of nominations by convention. Jackson’s followers created the modern Democratic Party. A few years later, the followers of Lincoln formed the modern Republican Party. President-elect Jackson received the news at his home, and friends and neighbors flooded the Hermitage, his supporters gleeful, and Jackson not exactly delighted, but somewhat proud. The days following his election were dark days at the Hermitage. Rachel, his beloved wife of 37 years, was taken by illness and lay in bed. The usual festivities at Christmastime were toned down. Rachel had learned of her husband’s election and had written letters expressing her desire to do her duty and support her husband, but she was unhappy with the prospect of living in Washington. She died with her grieving husband at her bedside. He would make the journey to the Capitol without her. Other than the money spent entertaining people in his home, Jackson did not spend any money to campaign for the high office. He did not owe anyone any money, and he left his plantation in good hands. Andrew Jackson was sworn in as president on March 4, 1829. This schoolteacher, lawyer, judge, plantation owner, lover of horses and horseracing, general and congressman, called “Sharp Knife” by the Indians, and “Old Hickory” by his political followers, became the seventh president of the United States. He served until March 4, 1837.

the next batch is ready. She is so glad. She puts in over 12-1/2-hour days, and that’s a long day. Onward to my two boys! Well this past week, my little dog started barking and growling. He’s like a Rambo when it comes to Rory. I decided I have a new name for him and its Rammy! It suits him. The two play and play. I watch Rory and when Rammy is asleep he has to go over and wake him up. That Rammy can bite. He’s really grown a lot in two weeks. He’s maybe about 7 inches long now and about 5 inches tall and is a scrapper! Jim Toll tells us that Dave and Terry Toll were up for the weekend. While at Jim’s they got wood up for him, which is a great job done. Combining is now done on the beans and corn. Farmers in Dewey Country, for the most part, have their fieldwork done, including combining beans and corn. It was a bountiful harvest, and I’m sure farmers are saying, “Amen!” In a month from now, deer hunters will be a-huntin’. I believe deer hunting season opens Nov. 17 this year. And of course, we have election coming Nov. 6. Hooray! The Redding’s grandson Nate was up for the weekend and helped Bernard with outside chores. Sandy’s daughter, Dawn, took her to a doctor’s appointment on Thursday in Eau Claire. Glen and Lorraine Crosby and daughter JoAnn Bauer went to Green Bay and from there they went to Elk Mound for a good visit. Lorraine and Glen attended a birthday party for their four greats on Saturday night. Mason Hopwood and the Granzin children were honored with a party held at Mike and Cathy Spears. Beth and Garry Crosby and Chad and Ashley, Chase and Morgan were at the Crosby’s for coffee. Talking with Marv Knoop, he and Gladys have been splitting up wood for the winter. They take their time, and with the nice days we’ve had, it’s been enjoyable. Marv says he has enough for two years now. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Neil O’Donald, 73, who passed away. Diane Hulleman says she’s been busy returning all the stuff she borrowed for her grandson’s wedding. Saturday evening Tom and Cathy Guthrie stopped to visit Diane and brought her some flowers from their garden. Saturday Mike Murray was out to Diane’s and got a big doe with the bow. Chris Hulleman was out bow hunting by his dad, Jack Hulleman. Coming to Cecil and Evelyn Melton’s on Saturday were Robin Melton, Richard Melton, Homer Melton, Peggy and Jeff Vesta and Donnie Lane, Allan and Julie Melton, Amos and Jason Melton and their family and Don Trott. They did the fall cleaning for their mom and dad, which was most appreciated. Vicki was on her way to Florida where she drives a lady for the winter months and then flies home. Evelyn fed the crew lots of goodies. Talking with Karen Vanderhoof we find she is busy since last Thursday baby-sitting. Rory Vanderhoof and MaKenna and Conner were with Karen and Logan and Megan Kinde. Katie and Dave were at Porcupine Moun-

tain in Michigan and planned to be back Sunday. I think Karen needs a relief. Karen says all the crops are done now, which is good to hear. Congratulations to Bob Scheu and Cassi Olson who were married in a 5 p.m. ceremony Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Shell Lake. A reception and dance followed at the Shell Lake Community Center. Sunday gift opening was held at Pat and Ericka Olson’s. The groom works for Wayne Dahlstrom and the bride works at Dahlstroms. We wish the newlyweds many years of happiness. Sunday, Janie Lauterbach had a birthday party for her honey, Rick Lauterbach. Most of the Quams and his family were there for a meal. Janie is a great cook. They all enjoyed cake and ice cream before they left for home. More on Why God made Moms answers by secondgraders: What would it take to make your mom perfect? Answer: 1. On the inside she’s already perfect. Outside I think some kind of plastic surgery. 2. Diet, you know her hair. I’d diet maybe blue. If you could change one thing about your mom what would it be? 1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I’d get rid of that. 2. I’d maker my mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me. 3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head. Now that’s what I used to say to my kids. Do you need a smile today? Well Rory is laying stretched out on my dining room floor and little Rammy is stretched out beside Rory. Buddies, I’d say. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!

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Yah know it’s a ways until election isn’t it? Well, every time I turn on the TV there’s one or another talking about their competitor, running them down. Well, I have a suggestion. They should put the two competitors in a ring and let them duke it out! It’s getting to be old hat when they run their competitor down, isn’t it? At least maybe we’d enjoy the fights. Happy birthday to Chad Crosby on his special day Oct. 25 with many more to come. Happy birthday to Allan and Nathaniel Melton on their special day, Oct. 25. Happy birthday to Helen Pederson as she enjoys her special day Oct. 25 with many more. Happy birthday to Rita Urnessay as she enjoys her special day Oct. 25. Happy anniversary to Duane and Sue LaVeau as they enjoy 49 years together with many more to come on Oct. 25. Happy anniversary to Sarah and Nate Melton as they enjoy their special day with many more to come on Oct. 26. Happy birthday to Cheryl Odden and also to my nephew, Tim Pederson, Oct. 26, with many more to come. Happy anniversary to Bob and Marie Lawrence as they celebrate 45 years together on Oct. 27. Have a wonderful day. Happy birthday to Karen Scribner as she celebrates her special day Oct. 28. Many more to you. Happy birthday to Bill Kane, Tiffany Hopwood, Jannah Williams and Jasmine Petz, all on Oct. 28. Oct. 30, happy birthday to Brenda Monson on her special day with lots more to come. Happy birthday to Jerry Sexton and to Jarett Casselious all on Oct. 30. A happy birthday to our Halloween baby, Doug Vanderhoof, on Oct. 31. Have a wonderful day, Doug. Monday, Oct. 15, our former Burnett Dairy field man, Dennis Marshal, visited me. It was so nice to see you Dennis and come again. This past week I had on TV “The Price is Right,” and, who did I see, but a gal from Spooner named Dora Lee. She got the first round at least. This past week, I heard coyotes very close. When I can hear those coyotes howling above the TV, you know they’re close. I opened the patio door and they were in Duane Johnson’s field across from my house. I yelled and yelled, and it got very quiet all of a sudden, and then I heard more coyotes down on the creek bottom by Steve Hulleman’s, and I yelled and yelled and pretty soon all was quiet. I am a wishin’ that I’d have a gun to shoot in the air. Tuesday night to Wednesday morning the Jennie-O’s crew came and got son’s turkeys. By noon, they were all gone with a crew coming to clean the sheds. Sheds are being aired out and it will be onward to bedding and new turkeys. Sunday evening he would be getting 7-week-old turkeys. Jennie-O moves fast to get them out. Penny Ladd is now done with driver’s education until

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Beginning farmer course at LCO College

HAYWARD — The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers course will be offered locally this fall and winter at the LCO College in Hayward beginning Thursday, Nov. 8. The course comes through the University of Wisconsin Farm and Industry Short Course and is co-hosted by UW-Extension and the NW Graziers Network. Delivery will be done through interactive video and audio. Most of the subject materials apply to both grass-based and conventional farming and cover dairy, beef, sheep and goats. An important aspect of the course is business planning. If desired, participants will be able to de-

velop their own business plans by the end of the course. Since the course began in 1995, over 450 students have enrolled and a third have started their own farms. There are 14 regular class sessions starting Nov. 8. The course is divided into three terms. Classes run from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursdays except for one class on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Participants who miss a class may catch it later online. The entire course can also be taken online. Participants may opt to take individual class sessions. The cost of the entire course will be $240 or $15 per session. Sometimes scholarships are available.

Subjects may vary, but usually include starting a livestock business, whether confinement or grazing, grazing system layout, stray voltage, goal-setting, feeding on pasture, production and marketing of pasture-based beef, goat and sheep dairying, information on beginner loans, enterprise budgets, farm-driven marketing, business plan writing, successful models for business startups, biofuels and farm energy, organic farming, lowcost parlors, out-wintering and environmental stewardship. A brochure for the course will be available. Also watch for press releases in the papers. Additional afternoon topics of interest may be

added by local UW-Extension if requested. Bring your own lunch. Please register by Monday, Nov. 5, if you plan to attend the entire course. To register or obtain further information, contact Otto Wiegand or Kevin Schoessow at UWEX Spooner at 715-635-3506, or Dick Cates in Madison, 608-265-6437. The course is a collaborative effort between the UW-Center for Integrated Agricultural Studies, UW Cooperative Extension, CALS, DATCP, the Technical Colleges and GrassWorks. — from UWEX

We have a lot of fun things coming up here in Barronett. For example: On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27, the Barronett Dragons 4-H Club members will be hosting a haunted trail on the Bob Thompson farm from 7-10 p.m. each night. Those of you who are brave enough to come to the haunted trail should park your vehicles at the Thompson mini storage parking area. Someone — probably a zombie or witch — will then give you a hayride to the trail. 4-H club members will be selling bars, hot chocolate, popcorn hands and caramel apples. Proceeds from the event will be used for club activities. On Saturday, Oct. 27, Barronett Civic Club members will be hosting their annual Kids’ Halloween Party at the Barronett Community Center. The party is for kids aged 10 and under, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Party time is from 2:30-4:30 p.m. There will be games, crafts, food and lots of fun. Have your little one dress up in their scariest or cutest costume. Please spread the word about the party to anyone you know with young children. On Friday, Nov. 2, Oak View Adult Family Home will be hosting a Halloween costume party at Barronett Community Center from 6-8:30 p.m. for adults with special needs. There will be food, music and fun. Oak View management asks that family or staff provide supervision for guests. If you know any special needs adults, please let them know about the party. The event is free, but, of course, donations to help cover expenses will be appreciated. On Saturday, Nov. 3, Our Savior’s

Lutheran Church in Campia will be hosting a lutefisk dinner. I know Campia is a little way from Barronett, but that’s the church I grew up in, and I just love going back to visit everyone. The ladies put on a wonderful meal. I hope we can get a really big group of people from this area to go over and help make their day an even bigger success than before. If you would like to go over with our group, please give me a call. We had wonderful news at church Sunday morning. Mark Cusick, Tom and Audrey’s son, is back home, safe and sound, from a 12-month tour in Afghanistan. Mark arrived back in the States about two weeks ago, and finally was able to return home to Minnesota on Oct. 19. It almost goes without saying that Mark’s wife, Tabatha, daughter Deja, and sons Aiden and Easton are overjoyed to have him home. While he was in Afghanistan, Mark earned quite a few medals, but one will be noted in the history of the Army Reserves. He and another young man who was with him at the time were the first two medics in Army Reserves history to ever receive a combat badge. Welcome home Mark! Tom Cusick thanked us for our prayers and support of Mark while he was away. He also mentioned that, even though Mark was welcomed back into the arms of a very loving family, not all returning soldiers are that lucky. He asked that we keep the soldiers who are still serving overseas and those returning home in our prayers. Ryan and Suzy Lehmann will be starting a whole new chapter in their lives. They have been farming for about the

past 25 years, and they decided it was time to try something different. They had an auction last Thursday and sold all their milk cows and bred heifers. They bought a semi-truck and trailer and will be hauling produce — after they have the harvesting done, of course. They kept their young stock and all the machinery, so if they decide trucking is not for them they can go back to farming next fall. In the meantime, Randy Bertelsen will be using their barn for his cows. It’s pretty exciting. I hope things go well for Suzy and Ryan, and for Randy. Only one problem with the above, I can’t imagine how Suzy and Ryan are going to cope without that adorable little granddaughter, Tru, for a week at a time. Maybe they’ll just have to take her in the truck with them. Pat and Doug Sweet are some of the busiest people I know. Last Sunday they went over to Pipe Lake Lutheran Church for a family-style chicken dinner. Pat said that the members of the congregation served about 300 people. She said that everything was so well organized and that the food was great, and that it was nice to be able to visit with other friends from the area. Pat and Doug’s brother-in-law, Larry Sutherland of Shell Lake, got a nice big tom turkey out in their back woods last week. Pat’s sister, Jan, also stopped by to visit with the family. On Friday night, Kathy Straw and Pat Sweet went to Hosanna Lutheran Church to listen to music by the McDonald Family Singers, bluegrass gospel music from Washington, and the Herrlinger family from over by Ladysmith. Pat said the music was beautiful, and that they also enjoyed the lunch that the ladies provided. Doug and Pat’s family from Billings, Mont., were also visitors last week. The guests were daughter and son-in-law, Jan

and Reese LeaVesseur, granddaughter and her husband, Ashley and Nick Parker, and three great -grandchildren, McKenzie, Mason and Jenessa. Pat and Doug’s son, Jason, and his girlfriend, Laura Muller, were also up from Madison. And, their grandson, Justin Grensing, daughter Joanne Sweet, and son John also stopped by to visit. Oh, and there were other friends who just happened to stop by for coffee and a visit. Pat and Doug enjoyed all the visitors. Man oh man, where do they find the time? Terry Goodrich called to say that he found a very nice toy farm tractor sitting in the middle of Hwy. 63 right by the intersection with CTH B. He figures some little guy is brokenhearted about now because of the missing tractor. He found it Sunday afternoon about 1 p.m. If you are missing a very nice toy tractor, please call Terry, describe it to him, and he will let you know if the one he found is yours. I almost forgot to tell you. I had an overnight stay at the Cumberland hospital on Monday. Nothing serious, I’m just getting to be an old bat. The reason I’m mentioning it is that I am so impressed with the people who work at Cumberland hospital. I can’t imagine that anyone would find such caring people working in the bigger hospitals. I hope I don’t have to visit them again soon, but it’s good to know that we have such capable people right here. I do have to say that I found the same kind of caring people when my mom was a patient at Shell Lake hospital. Face it, small-town people are more caring. Don’t go to those big, impersonal hospitals and clinics. We have everything we need right in this area. That’s about it from Barronett this week. Remember, try to come to some of the fun activities we have planned for this next couple of weeks. See you later.

Sympathy is extended to Kay Krentz and Marian Brincken and their families due to the death of Kay and Marian’s brother, Neil O’Donnell. He was 73. Jeff and Jackie Peterson from the Twin Cities were guests of Maynard and Ronda Mangelsen Tuesday through Sunday. Jeff is Ronda’s nephew. Sue and Roger Mroszak went to Woodbury, Minn., Thursday and visited Dick and Phyllis Ehlers. John and Diana Mangelsen called on Nina and Lawrence Hines Friday. Hannah and Grace Mangelsen were weekend guests at the home of Hank and Karen Mangelsen. Saturday morning, Karen, Grace and Hannah went with April, Patty and Mandy Close to the Museum of Woodcarving in Shell Lake. In the afternoon, Karen, Hannah and Grace attended a birthday party for Stella Hobbie at Best Western in Siren.

Later they visited Donna, Gerry and Nina Hines, Lida Nordquist and Marlene Swearingen at Donna and Gerry’s home. Sunday afternoon, they called on Ronda and Maynard Mangelsen. Nina and Lawrence Hines went to Chaska, Minn., Sunday and visited at the home of Emily and Josh Hennagir. They helped great-grandson Noah Hennagir celebrate his first birthday. Lida Nordquist had lunch with Donna and Gerry Hines Sunday. Hank Mangelsen returned home Sunday afternoon, having been in River Falls over the weekend helping Larry Mangelsen. Daya, Jordan and Cora Lawrence visited Maynard and Ronda Mangelsen Sunday afternoon. Andrea, Robb and Michael Williamson came too and they had supper with Ronda and Maynard and visited into the evening.

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by Diane Dryden countries and the used and Register staff writer worn ones are shipped to a SPOONER — Wasn’t it company that grinds them Abraham Lincoln who for road bedding. was credited with walking Ventures pride themback to town to return a selves on their low prices. penny to a customer he They are the same they’ve had overcharged? Maybe been for the last several that’s why he was dubbed years of their eight years in “Honest Abe” and ended their current location. Venup with his face on the tures is south of Spooner penny. It’s hard to say on Hwy. 63. what’s accurate, but hapVentures is open Monpily, there are still people day through Friday from 9 in the world today who go a.m.-5 p.m. and then on This rack full of clothes stands outside the Ventures Employees Jonathon Cristler and 14-year veteran Wanda Severson Saturdays from 9 a.m.-3 out of their way to be honThrift Store in Spooner. An envelope with money was show off the Green Bay Packer suet snowmen that are made by the spe- p.m. est. One of those people left tacked to the left side at the top and was still there when cial needs Ventures employees. The suet snowmen are on sale at the VenThese are also the times tures Thrift Store in Spooner. – Photos by Diane Dryden an envelope in which they employees came to work after a weekend. they would be happy to enclosed a note and a $1 take your donations in the bill for the purchase of an back. of the seven employees, came in Monday Just for the Birds, they make all sorts of item off the rack that’s outside of Ven- morning. After many years, the Salvation Army clever items like birdhouses and feeders tures Unlimited in Spooner. Evidently, “We’ve had someone leave a quarter as well as suet balls to hang outside. discontinued their collection boxes that someone thought the thrift store was on the window sill and then called sev- They just finished a large batch of Green were located in convenient places open and was on their way inside to pay eral days later asking if we picked it up,” Bay Packer snowmen, cheese heads in- throughout the United States because for the item they had found on the out- says Severson. “We both came in the cluded, and they are already selling well. they said they were tired of being the side rack of clothes. To their surprise, the back way and hadn’t seen the envelope, They can be purchased at Ventures in largest garbage facility. And like Venshop was closed. Instead of driving away and no one had taken it, so there it was, Shell Lake next to Becky’s or at the thrift tures, these nonprofit organizations are thinking how clever they were to get just where someone left it.” That’s the store. This year the workers have con- financially responsible for the proper disaway with a five-finger discount, they good. structed wooden Adirondack chairs, and posal of other people’s junk. It truly is dug through their vehicle to find an old The bad entails the rear of the building. they sell for $55 each. They’ve already the good, the bad and the ugly. envelope and then tacked the envelope “It is unbelievable how the back of the sold 20, and there are two on display in with the bill onto the rack. There it building changes from Saturday after- Spooner at the store. stayed all weekend until the staff, Wanda noon when we leave at 3 p.m. until we Now for the ugly. Severson and Jonathon Cristler, two out return Monday morning. It becomes a “We keep a special box in the back full garbage dump despite the sign we have of genuine ugly sweaters. They’re very back there that asks people to donate popular for those people who hold holiitems only during business hours. We day ugly-sweater-themed parties. Some find televisions with their cords cut off have Christmas motifs and some are just and microwaves that don’t work and ugly on their own.” even VCR players with tapes tangled inThey also have a bin in the back for side them.” clothes made of cotton that is just too It’s only slightly comical to Severson worn to sell. These they sort and save for now that it’s over, but whether it was ac- Ben Juza in Shell Lake, who in turn uses cidental or on purpose, someone left five them for applying furniture stain to cuslarge plastic bags filled with actual tom cabinetry. garbage by placing it with the mountain Shoes that don’t sell within a certain This is one of the ugly sweaters from the ugly of other actual donations over one week- time frame go to a local church that sweater box Ventures saves for party customers. end. They were overwhelmed with the sends the good ones to Third World stuff to be brought in and sorted, so it was some time before they got to the genuine garbage. It wasn’t pleasant once they got around to opening it, and they were not amused. This is a nonprofit organization that hires the disabled to do simple jobs at The words on the envelope left at Ventures their factory locations in Spooner and proved there are still honest people in the world. Hayward. Under the business name of

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day to see him too, my fifth great-grandchild, and to visit with Elizabeth, Daniel, Joshua, Jarid and Rachel. Steve and Cheri Minot and their daughters, Michelle and Tonya, spent the weekend in Sandwich, Ill., visiting friends. Cindi (Swan) Van Dyke was here for the funeral of Laura Johnson and came to visit Ruth Swan here at Glenview. Happy birthday to Tonya and Michelle Minot who will turn 22 on the 22nd of this month. They both work in Eau Claire. Lillian Ullom and Margaret Jones spent Sunday afternoon visiting at T.L.C. here in Shell Lake. Donna Ness and Jude Bolterman went to Madison on Monday, Oct. 15, to attend the North Wisconsin Hospital Associated Partners. Several Wisconsin hospitals belong to this district; Cumberland, Hayward, Spooner and Superior to name a few. Jude and Donna performed a skit and took first place. Good going girls. Milton and Jean Odden’s granddaughter Lena of Milwaukee came up for the weekend to visit and took them to church in Cumberland. Her mom, Kathy Granzin, was here on Friday from Park Falls to take them on errands. You know you’ve reached middle age when weight lifting consists of just standing up. The election is coming soon. Are you ready?

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Laura Mae Johnson

Laura Mae Johnson, 91, Shell Lake, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Indianhead Medical Center in Shell Lake. She was born May 26, 1921, in the Town of Evergreen, to Frank and Mary (Fisher) Hoecherl, and attended Evergreen Valley Elementary School, then graduated from Spooner High School in 1939. She worked for a few years at Lauterbaeks Cafe and then for the Washburn County ACS office. She was married in 1949 to Leland Johnson, and they farmed in the Town of Bashaw for 35 years. Laura served as town clerk for 16 years and worked as the Shell Lake School secretary for 20 years, retiring in 1986. She is survived by her sons, Larry (Betty) Johnson, Shell Lake, and Bill (Pat) Johnson, Baldwin; her daughter, Carole (Jim) Foreman, Shawano; grandchildren Jeremiah Johnson, Jessica Johnson Coolidge, Tawny Johnson Burns, Corey Lee Johnson and Joshua Fore-

man; great-grandchildren, Xavier and Lucy Mae Coolidge, and Alexandra and Riley Johnson, and Olive Laura Burns; stepgrandsons, Ethan and Zac Coone and many nieces and nephews. Laura was preceded in death by her husband in 1991; eight brothers and three sisters, and an infant greatgranddaughter, Willa Burns. Laura was an avid Shell Lake Laker/Packer/Badger/ Brewer fan. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and traveling with friends Beryl and Amy and visiting with special neighbors VerJean, Dorothy, Mavis and Esther. The most important things in her life were her children, grandchildren and friends. Funeral services were held Oct. 18 at Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, with the Rev. Greg Harrell officiating. Burial was in Shell Lake Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dick Busch, Bill Busch, Chuck Busch, Scott Coolidge, Charlie Burns and James Foreman. The Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.

Shawn W. Tatro, 54, Spooner, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. He was born Aug. 2, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Kenneth and Patricia (Day) Tatro, and raised in Minneapolis. After his divorce, he raised his children in the Spooner area. Shawn was an avid sports fan, loved music, especially the classic rock stylings of Dr. Dan, but his true loves were his children and grandchildren. He is survived by son Gordon Tatro, Spooner; daughter Cristy (Josh) Scheffel, Spooner; grandchildren Bryson, Zach and Brenden; his parents, Kenneth and Patricia Tatro, Sarona; sisters Missy (Barry Rehrig) Tatro, Spooner, and Charlotte (Darin) Butterfield, Sarona; many nieces and nephews; special uncle, Rick Day, Hertel; and special aunt, Candy Underwood, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and uncle David Day, Spooner.

A graveside memorial service will be held in Madge Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers are Diane Thompson, Gordon Tatro, Josh Scheffel, Darin Butterfield, Barry Rehrig and Trenton Wahlstrom. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Skinner Funeral Home in Shell Lake. Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.

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Darlene Barrett

Darlene B. Barrett, 68, Minong, died peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. Darlene Beatrice Wilcox was born on June 11, 1944, in Minong, to parents Kermit and Alice (Lamberg) Wilcox. She graduated from Spooner High School in June of 1962. She married James W. Barrett on June 30, 1962, and they celebrated 50 wonderful years together this past June. She loved flowers and was very proud of decorating her own home. Darlene is survived by her husband, James, Minong; daughters, Debbie (Ken) Moore, Eau Claire, Denise (Jeff) Sando, Shell Lake, and Darla (Jayme) Lucas, Spooner; grandchildren, Whitney, Kendra, Dana, McKayla, Jesi, Kali, Jace and Jameson; great-grandchild Mahrya; and brothers, Richard Wilcox, Minong, and Gary Wilcox, Bakersfield, Calif; and sister LaVonne Wilcox, Minong. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Shirley; and brothers Charles and David Wilcox. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Dahl Funeral Home in Spooner with Pastor Ben Kidder officiating. Interment was in the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner. Casket bearers were Ken Moore, Jeff, Dana and Jace Sando, Jayme Lucas, Lee and Wayne Barrett. Honorary bearers were Richard Wilcox, Danny, Francis and Kevin Barrett and Jameson Lucas. Online condolences may be offered at The Dahl Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements.

St. Frances students tour museum

Senior Lunch Menu

Monday, Oct. 29: Meat loaf, creamed corn, potatoes, pumpkin pudding, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Tuesday, Oct. 30: Baked ham, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, cake, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Wednesday, Oct. 31: Beef stew, biscuit, sherbet, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Thursday, Nov. 1: Baked fish, baked potato, sour cream, broccoli craisin salad, banana, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Friday, Nov. 2: Chicken-fried steak, country gravy, mashed red potatoes, mixed vegetables, cranberry whip, corn bread. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Call 715-468-4750.

Students and staff members from St. Francis de Sales School in Spooner toured the Washburn County Historical Museum complex in Shell Lake on Thursday, Oct. 18. The group posed in front of the old altar in the main museum. — Photo by Robert Lampman

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Shell Lake Lion Club members Jim Swanson and Greta Pittman were giving free eye screening at the Lion booth at the health fair. One of the missions of the organization has been vision and eyesight.

Minong Police Officers Dennis Stuart and Eric Gulbrandsen show Opal Warren how easy it is to keep and store her DNA sample. It is an effective way for identification in case of an emergency.

Marcus Warren is having a DNA sample taken. It was quick and easy. His parents will be given the sample to store in their freezer.

The first-annual Shell Lake Lions Club and Indianhead Medical Center Health Fair was held at the Shell Lake Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 20. — Photos by Larry Samson


Lake Park Alliance

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


Northwoods Baptist

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

Spooner Baptist

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


St. Joseph's Catholic

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

St. Catherine's Catholic

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

St. Francis de Sales

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

AREA CHURCHES Episcopal St. Alban's

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

Full Gospel Shell Lake Full Gospel

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


Barronett Lutheran

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

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

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

Faith Lutheran

(Missouri Synod) South of Spooner off Hwy. 63 W7148 Luther Rd. Pastor Brent Berkesch 715-635-8167 Sunday Worship 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Lutheran Hour on WJMC 96.1 FM Radio at 9 a.m. Sundays

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

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

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

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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

Trinity Lutheran

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


United Methodist

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

Sarona Methodist Pastor Gregory Harrell Sunday Worship 9 a.m.

United Methodist

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

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



Spooner Wesleyan

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


Cornerstone Christian

Pastor Tom Kelby 106 Balsam St., Spooner 715-635-9222 cornerstonechurch Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Children’s Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.; Wed. Prayer: 6:30 p.m. Youth Group Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Team Kid, 4 yrs. - 6th grade, Wednesday 6:30 p.m.

Trego Community Church

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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


Church of the Nazarene

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


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Bill Jenderny, owner/officer of Town and Country Security Patrol, offers area residents and businesses peace of mind when it comes to security.

Jenderny is qualified to conduct health and wellness checks, stopping by and making sure an elderly person is OK. Often he sits and visits to help them pass the time. He also does checks if the parents leave for the weekend and they’re worried their kids might have a party in their absence. Jenderny will check on livestock, he’s raised Angus beef himself. A boon for absentee owners is he’ll check to make sure the construction workers did what they said they’d do on the property. He does storm damage checks and ID checks for parties. He has a clever voucher program for anyone who has signed up for service. They can get their service for free when they refer another person or business that signs on. There are no limits to the number of vouchers a client can earn. These vouchers can even act as gift certificates because they can be passed on to others. Jenderny and his truck are fully insured, and his policy is to never enter a building when he finds an open door. When he contracts a job, there is a place for names of trusted people for him to call if necessary. First he calls the owner, and if the owner isn’t able, he calls the first name on the contact list. If necessary, he calls the local police or the sheriff’s office. For more information on this new venture either call 715-645-2350 or go online to

This is the truck you’ll see all around the area when Bill Jenderny is making door checks in both the town and country. – Photos by Diane Dryden

Sarona by Marian Furchtenicht

We sure have had some nice, mild October days, but sure need the rain. Our promised chance of showers has just amounted to a little mist and drizzle so far. It will sure be nice when the election is over. Folks are tired of the junk mail, phone calls, and seeing and hearing things over and over; these are the complaints I’m hearing most. It sure seems to be getting dark early, but that too will be corrected some when we fall back an hour on Sunday, Nov. 4. Reports the meeting Wednesday night on the Sarona Post Office was very interesting and informative, but with a very small attendance. The post office will not be closing but most likely be open just two hours a day, Monday through Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., to be announced. The community extends deepest sympathy to the family of Clarence “Mick” Rummel, 93. He was so well liked and known by everyone, having Rummel’s Tap

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by Diane Dryden Register staff writer SHELL LAKE — Gone are the days of unlocked doors and business deals sealed with a handshake. We live in a world of distrust and suspicion. Even in our small rural communities, cars are often locked as they sit in different driveways. There’s a whole world of philosophy behind our current life circumstances, but there is one man who is doing something about it. “I always say I’m one of the best friends you’ll ever have, you just haven’t met me yet,” stated Bill Jenderny, owner/officer of the Town and Country Security Patrol, LLC. This man has worked the St. Croix County highway patrol, the New Richmond Police Department, the Hammond Police Department and Roberts Police Department. With the Star Prairie Police Department he was chief of police. Jenderny served in the U.S. Navy for eight years. “Ever since I was young, I wanted to work as law enforcement. In the Navy, I was a combat medic in Vietnam, and my service career ended up being more medical than anything else.” Obviously, Jenderny was a model soldier, because he received both the Joint Services Commendation Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. He was only the third Navy man to receive it. This guy likes to work. During his second four years in the Navy, he was assigned to a position in North Dakota where his job only took several hours a day, so he became a full-time United Postal Service employee, working the night shift. When Jenderny left the Navy, he started to work as a postal employee and kept that job for 32 years, 16 of them in Eyota, Minn. His wife, Lou Anne, found her passion working in the Eyota school system as a teacher’s aide, and between them and their three boys, they kept very busy. After retiring from the post office, Jenderny found the idle time hard to get used to so, he enrolled in the South East Minnesota Technical College for a 16-week course in truck driving. He was probably the oldest student there, and while the younger ones knocked off around noon, after their class time, he stayed all afternoon, like they were all supposed to, and practiced, practiced, practiced. Finally after 12 weeks, his instructors told him to go home, he had graduated and graduated with a 4.0 average. His new CDL license got him a job driving between Iowa and Michigan carrying a 50,000-pound load of flour. This is the flour that both Kellogg’s and Post needed to make their products. After two years, Jenderny tired of being on the road and away from his wife. He re-evaluated his life after two heart attacks and decided to move back to Wisconsin for the hunting and fishing along with the peace and quiet. But you’re talking about a guy that was born wearing running shoes. Soon he had started his own business, Town and Country Security, drawing from his years as a cop. The first thing he did was join the Cumberland, Shell Lake, Spooner and Long Lake chambers of commerce. Then he had 3,000 trifold brochures made, which he mass mailed to town residents advertising his services. The calls started coming in. He received calls from businesses that liked the old-fashioned beat cop. One who would do a door check of their business each night. Cabin owners knew they had access to professional protection for their place when they left for the winter. Once people in town realized Jenderny’s service included house checks when they went on vacation, business picked up even more. “I think like a criminal when I do house checks, making sure even the outbuildings are locked and safe. I also vary my time each night, so my checks aren’t predictable.” This is especially important when it comes to the properties for sale; there’s no bigger sitting duck than an empty house that’s for sale.

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for the past 40-plus years. He loved to visit out in the bar before he went to live at Terraceview Living Center this past spring. When asked how he was, his quote was, “If I knew I was gonna live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.” Funeral services were held Monday at Dahl’s Funeral Home. Sunday Rocky and Pat Semm visited her mom, Marie LaBrandy, at the convalescent center in Rice Lake. Their grandson, Chris Stodola, got a big buck with his bow while hunting with grandpa Rocky a while back. Mavis Schlapper and her sister, Joyce Wade, drove to Stevens Point on Friday and stayed at son Wayne’s. They spent Saturday afternoon with Karen and enjoyed a big dinner that she fixed. Karen’s son, Shane, Rachelle and their daughter, Hallie, Sparta, also joined them. Reports the trees there were pretty colorful yet. They stopped by Pam and Allan Cernocky’s in Elk Mound en route home Sunday. Dorothy Semms called one day, sure had a nice visit with her. Just don’t know why we don’t call each other more often. She is on dialysis in Rice Lake three times a week, but is doing fine. Viv Bergman’s brothers, Gene and Dennie, were up and plowed up her garden spot, getting tillage done for spring. On Sunday, she went with Gene and Kathy and Tony to their grandson Nathan’s 4th birthday party in the Twin Cities. Sunday, Marilyn Hrouda and her sisters, some cousins and her uncle, George, and Karen Hrouda got together in Haugen at the cemetery to bury the cremains of her aunt, Irene Hrouda Zmerak, of Weyerhaeuser, who passed away several months ago. The girls in-house Teddy Bear pool winter league started on Tuesday night. Sam and Libby Detrent joined the Sarona Methodist Church on Sunday. They moved from Illinois a couple of years ago. Her folks were the late Bob and Verna Klaus from West Sarona. Blessings to them. See Sarona, page 21

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Gloria Frey visited and had lunch with her sister, Joan Paulson, in Haugen on Thursday. Jay Okonek enjoyed a steam engine show while in Minot, N.D., visiting son Karl and Krista last weekend. Linnea Olesen had Ken and Marion Reiter over for apple crunch and to see the pictures of her recent trip visiting her son and family near Yellow Knife, Northwest Territories, Canada, for three weeks. Report very interesting and beautiful there. Casey Furchtenicht camped out Friday night and went canoeing with Troop 51 Boy Scouts on Saturday. Wednesday noon, Spooner Class of 1950 enjoyed lunch at Lakeview with 10 classmates and three spouses attending. Bobbi Bailey passed around her birthday card and note from Gayle Solquist Okonek from Myrtle Creek, Ore., and it was very nice to have Dale Larson attend this time. Nancy Furchtenicht participated in the health fair in Shell Lake on Saturday where they had a nice turnout with lots of educational booths. Flu shots were given and blood pressure checks taken. Nancy attended the wedding of Cassandra Olson and Robert Scheu at the Methodist church in Shell Lake on Saturday. Congratulations to the newlyweds.

I joined the yearly eat out together with the Washburn County Historical Society members held at Peggy’s Place in Shell Lake on Wednesday evening. A very nice three-choice meal was served. Al and Jolene Loew spent Wednesday through Sunday in Villa Park, Ill., in their old neighborhood with family and friends. Mary Krantz visited me on Sunday afternoon. Elaine Ryan stopped by. Sue Krantz reports they were busy all weekend. Lainy and Chane stayed one night. They were getting up wood and getting deer stands ready. It’s that time of year. Dorothy Esser’s daughter Holly and friend Alex spent the weekend here with her. I joined them at Hansen Hideaway in Haugen Saturday night to eat and visit. Holly and Alex both attend college in Milwaukee. Birthday wishes to Matt Curtiss, Carol Hubin, Bob Kiesling and Scotty Mancl, Oct. 25; Nancy Campbell, Tim Pederson, Cheryl Odden, Oct. 26; Dan Jaastad, Gabe Alger, Phyllis Lauby, Oct. 27; Elaine Krantz, Ralph Reynolds, Paul Rindsin, Mike Roubik, Oct. 28; Lawson Ripplinger turns 1 Oct. 29; Dave Torbenson, Pastor Greg Harrell, Oct. 30; Judy Semerod, Sherri Kasten,

Washburn County Court news

Andrew T. Belille, Stone Lake, disorderly conduct, $263.50. Billie J. Knutson, Springbrook, disorderly conduct, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. James W. Moravec, Sarona, failure to support child, $4,544.69, probation, sent. withheld; battery, $338.00, probation, sent. withheld. Mark J. Neta, Spooner, injury by negligent use/weapon/explosive, $78,001.12, probation, sent. withheld. Anna Messner Badalamenti, Birmingham, Mich., speeding, $200.50. Dominic A. Bernal, Prairie Farm, seat belt violation, $10.00. Zachary D. Bisek, Dodge, speeding, $250.90. Sean M. Brayton, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Maxwell J. Bremer, Plymouth, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Richard W. Brown, Rice Lake, vehicle equipment violations, group 3, $175.30. Justin R. DePoister, Rice Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Joshua D. Doble, Cable, failure to stop at stop sign, $175.30. Troy D. Dostal, Menomonie, speeding, $127.50. Donavon L. Ferguson, Springbrook, failure to notify police of accident, $389.50. Pradeep Goel, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., speeding, $250.90. Ryan N. Gregor, Weyerhaeuser, seat belt violation, $18.00. Jeff Lavasseur, DBA Lavasseur Trucking, Ashland, raw forest products overweight violation, $920.40. James R. Hartwig, Shell Lake, criminal damage to property, $263.50. J And A Construction LLC, Chetek, nonregistration of other vehicle, $263.50.

Larry V. Stone, Hayward, seat Darrold L. Tainter, Sarona, crimSarah K. Harder, Birchwood, belt violation, $18.00. inal damage to property, $263.50. seat belt violation, $10.00. John J. Taylor, Springbrook, opDerek A. Taylor, Hayward, disorRobert A. Janowski, Hayward, erating motor vehicle without insur- derly conduct, $263.50. speeding, $127.50. Anna Chang-Yi Krist, Bethesda, ance, $200.50. Md., speeding, $276.10. Eric D. Laumeyer, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Stewart G. Lee, Bloomington, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jeremy J. Neumann, Neenah, speeding, $175.30. Dennis M. O’Malley, Oak Brook, Ill., speeding, $225.70. Robert S. Pilsner, Bend, Ore., Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school. speeding, $200.50. Must be eligible to obtain a Grade III certification. Alecia M. Springer, Spooner, opLibrary experience with minimum of 4 years’ administraerating motor vehicle without insurtive experience preferred. ance, $200.50. Please submit a resume by November 21, 2012, to: Scott C. Swartz, Shiloh, Ill., fed. Shell Lake Library Board reg./safety/general, $200.50; operatP.O. Box 520 ing unregistered motor truck/tractor, 572139 10-12r 52-2a,b,c Shell Lake, WI 54871 $263.50.

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Pursuant to Wis. Stat. 5.84 a test of electronic voting equipment will be held Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at 11 a.m., in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 501 First St., Shell Lake, 572044 10r WNAXLP Wis. This test is open to the public. Bradley A. Pederson, City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer


Pursuant to WI Stat. 5.84(1), a public test of the electronic voting equipment will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at 5 p.m., at the Barronett Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Road, Shell Lake, WI. This test is open to the public. Patricia A. Parker, Town Clerk 572211 10r WNAXLP


Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Washburn County Forestry Department will be accepting bids for design, building and placing a 120’x12’ 12,000-lb. capacity prefabricated steel bridge, including concrete abutments with pilings. Bids will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., December 4, 2012. Bid information and site map available at: Washburn County Forestry 850 W. Beaverbrook Ave. Spooner, WI 54801 572212 10r


The owner, occupant or person in charge of any lot which fronts upon or abuts any sidewalk shall keep the sidewalk clear of all snow and ice. Section 6-2-7 of the Shell Lake Code of Ordinances provides for a penalty in the event snow and ice is not removed within twenty-four (24) hours from the time the snow or ice accumulates on the sidewalk. In the event of hazardous conditions the snow and ice must be removed within two (2) hours. If snow and ice are not removed within that 24-hour period, sidewalks will be cleaned off by city crew and the property owner will be billed. No person shall move snow to a location that would obstruct or limit vehicular or pedestrian vision, movement or access. 572220 10r WNAXLP Jeffrey D. Parker, Public Works Director, City of Shell Lake


The Washburn County Forestry Department will be accepting bids for the purchase and delivery of playground equipment. Proposals will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., Nov. 2, 2012. Proposal information and site map available at: Washburn County Forestry 850 W. Beaverbrook Ave. Spooner, WI 54801 572213 10r WNAXLP

Karen Dostal, Ben Frey and Molly Pearson, Oct. 31. A happy anniversary to Brandon and Heather (Oct. 17, 24, 31) Stubbe, Jeremy and STATE OF WISCONSIN Michelle Lyons Pavlek, CIRCUIT COURT Shawn and Gina West WASHBURN COUNTY Notterman and Duane Johnson Bank, and Sue Ellen LaVeau A Wisconsin Banking Oct. 25; Brian and Jessica Corporation Zimmerman, their first, 526 North River Street on Oct. 30; and Hokey Spooner, Wisconsin 54801, Plaintiff, and Carolyn West, their vs. 59th, on Oct. 31. Where David A. Zaraza does time go, as that con- W4739 Deep Lake Road cludes another month al- Sarona, Wisconsin 54870 ready. and Happy Halloween to Kristena M. Zaraza W4739 Deep Lake Road all.


CASE NO. 12-CV-130 FORECLOSURE CASE CODE-30404 The Honorable Eugene D. Harrington PUBLICATION SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN. TO: NICHOLAS HOY 107 2nd Street Shell Lake, WI 54871 KATHERINE HOY 107 2nd Street Shell Lake, WI 54871 You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The Complaint, which is also served on you, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within forty (40) days after October 17, 2012, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in Chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the Complaint. The Court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the Clerk of Court, whose address is Washburn County Courthouse, 10 4th Avenue, P.O. Box 339, Shell Lake, WI, 54871, and to Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C., Plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is 4650 N. Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, Wis. 53212-1059. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer within forty (40) days, the Court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now, or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 12th day of October, 2012. KOHNER, MANN & KAILAS, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff Brian M. Quirk State Bar No.: 1052446 Our firm is a debt collector. This letter is an attempt to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 571681 WNAXLP

Sarona, Wisconsin 54870, Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No. 11 CV 213 Foreclosure of Mortgage: 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 4, 2012, in the amount of $78,255.74, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: DATE: November 14, 2012. TIME: 10:00 a.m. TERMS: Pursuant to said judgment, $100.00 or 10% of the successful bid, whichever is greater, must be paid to the sheriff at the sale in cash, cashier’s check, or certified funds, payable to the clerk of courts (personal checks cannot and will not be accepted). The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the clerk of courts in cash, cashier’s check or certified funds no later than ten days after the court’s confirmation of the sale or else the down payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold, as is, and subject to all liens and encumbrances. Parcel 1 and Parcel 2 shall first be offered for sale as individual parcels and then together as a whole. The bid(s) that maximize the total sales price will be accepted. PLACE: Washburn County Courthouse - North Entrance (a.k.a. North Steps), 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871. DESCRIPTION: Parcel 1: The East Sixteen and One-half (16-1/2) feet of Lot Four (4) and the West Thirty-three (33) feet of lot Five (5), Block Sixteen (16) of the original Plat of the City of Shell Lake, Washburn County, Wisconsin. TAX KEY NUMBER: 65-282-238-13-25-0-0-5925 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 21 5th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wis. Parcel 2: The Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 19, Township 38 North, Range 11 West EXCEPTING the East 20 rods thereof. TAX KEY NUMBER: 65-028-238-11-19-2-4-0010 PROPERTY ADDRESS: Vacant Land on Deep Lake Road, Sarona, Wisconsin. DATED: October 10, 2012. /s/Terry Dryden, Sheriff Washburn County, Wisconsin Mark E. Coe COE, DALRYMPLE, COE & ZABEL, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 24 West Marshall Street P.O. Box 192 Rice Lake, WI 54868 715-234-9074 COE, DALRYMPLE, COE & ZABEL, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a discharge in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case, this communication should not be considered as an attempt to hold you personally liable for the debt. 571602 WNAXLP


No one shall park any vehicle between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. on any city street or traveled public right of way within the Shell Lake city limits between November 1 and March 31. Any person violating this ordinance will be fined. 571559 9-10r Clint Stariha, Police Chief, City of Shell Lake WNAXLP


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Washburn County is currently seeking bids for the leasing of two parcels of County owned property for agricultural purposes. The legal descriptions of the properties are as follows: (1) Pt. of the NE SE of Section 4, located in the Town of Beaver Brook, between Cranberry Dr. and Highway 53 (adjacent to gravel pit), approx. 10 acres. (2) Pt. of SW SW of Section 21, located in the City of Spooner (adjacent to county highway shop), approx. 10 acres. Contract will be on a 3-year basis, with right of renewal, unless Washburn County needs the land for another purpose. Person leasing land must provide proof of insurance. Please state bid price per acre and submit bids to: “Land Lease,” Lynn Hoeppner, Washburn County Clerk, P.O. Box 639, Shell Lake, WI 54871. Bids are due not later than 4:30 p.m., November 2, 2012. Washburn County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Questions may be directed to: Tom Ricci at 715635-2845. 571680 9-10r WNAXLP


Washburn County Sheriff’s Office is seeking bids for providing food service for inmates at the Washburn County Jail. All bids are due by Nov. 7, 2012, and shall be sealed and sent to: Washburn County Clerk P.O. Box 639, 10 Fourth Avenue Shell Lake, WI 54871 All bids must be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope: “Jail Inmate Food Service Project.” For specifications and requirements, contact: Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff’s Office 421 Hwy. 63, P.O. Box 429 Shell Lake, WI 54871 715-468-4700 Washburn County reserves the right to reject any and all bids. 571748 9-10r WNAXLP

EACH INSERTION – Minimum of $5.00 ; 30¢ for each word. Call 715-468-2314 to place ad, or e-mail your ad to Advertising deadline is Monday at noon.


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The 16th-Annual Meeting of the Country Pride Coop will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Almena, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Door prizes will be given away and lunch will be served after the meeting. Please honor us by attending. Alvin Hecht, Sec./Treas. 572169 10r 52b NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

There will be a Public Hearing to review the draft application for the 2013 SPECIALIZED TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR WASHBURN COUNTY (s.85.21 Wisconsin Statutes). 10 a.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012 SPOONER ANNEX - CONFERENCE ROOM 850 West Beaverbrook Avenue, Spooner, Wisconsin The draft 2013 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. 571878 10r WNAXLP



YARD WASTE ONLY Leaves must be in biodegradable bags or placed in containers (with lids off) that can be dumped. The City of Shell Lake WILL NOT pick up bags left by Allied Waste. The bags do not have to be tied. Brush must be in bundles no longer than three feet. All yard waste must be placed in the same area the garbage is placed for regular pickup by 7 a.m. 571735 9-11r

TOWN OF BASHAW NOTICE OF DRIVEWAY SNOWPLOWING Fees for driveway snowplowing for the 2012 - 2013 season will be as follows:


$150 for driveways under 500 feet $175 for driveways 500 - 1,000 feet $.30/ft. for private roads or driveways over 1,000 feet Senior Citizens (65+) will receive a $10 discount Payment can be mailed to: Lynn Hoeppner, Treasurer, Town of Bashaw, W8876 Co. Hwy. B, Shell Lake, WI 54871, before October 31. Upon receipt of your fee, a flag will be sent to you. If you signed a release last year it will remain in effect until canceled either in writing or by nonpayment. Flags are to be displayed in a location easily visible to the grader operator. Driveways must meet minimum width and height standards of 20 feet and kept free of obstructions. No driveway will be plowed until the fee is paid. After October 30 a $10 late fee will apply. Plows will not be called out to do a specific driveway due to a late payment. The Town of Bashaw reserves the right to reject any driveway that does not meet the above requriements. Lynn K. Hoeppner, Treasurer 571439 9-10r Town of Bashaw

The Washburn County Sheriff’s Office will be reviewing price quotes on vehicles that meet certain bid specifications. Specifications may be obtained by contacting the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office at 715-468-4700. The Washburn County Sheriff’s Office will be purchasing vehicles from these quotes. Sealed bids must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2012, at the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office. The Washburn County Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to reject any and all bids and accept the bids most advantageous to the county. Please write on the envelope “vehicle bid” and send them to: “Vehicle Bid” Attn: Chief Deputy Mike Richter Washburn County Sheriff’s Office P.O. Box 429 Shell Lake, WI 54871 Any written or faxed requests for interpretation must be received seven days before the deadline date to be considered. Proposers are encouraged to promptly notify the Chief Deputy in writing any apparent major inconsistencies, problems or ambiguities in the specifications. Address notifications to Chief Deputy Mike Richter, Washburn County Sheriff’s Office, P.O. Box 429, Shell Lake, WI 54871. 571646 9-10r WNAXLP


THIS IS A TRID PROJECT The work to be provided will consist of pulverizing of existing road, culvert replacement, adding CABC and hot mix repaving with 2-foot shoulders. The bidder’s attention is called to the fact that this project is subject to prevailing wage as determined by the State of Wisconsin. For more information and a copy of the bid documents please contact Chairman, Gary Johnson at 715-520-0565 Sealed bids will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Bid Opening will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2012, at the Beaver Brook Town Hall. This meeting will be a special meeting of the town board for the sole purpose of opening/awarding bids. The Town of Beaver Brook reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any part(s) thereof. Mail Bids To: Nancy Erickson, Clerk Town of Beaver Brook W5177 Hwy. 70 Spooner, WI 54801 571745 9-10r WNAXLP

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(Oct. 24) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE INTEREST OF ETHAN J. Fraquam Born to: Sara M. Eraquam Notice and Order of Hearing (For Publication) Case No. 12 TP 07 To: Jeremy S. Wilmot and any unknown parent at unknown address. Physical Description of Alleged Parent: White/Hispanic male, about 6’, brown hair, brown eyes. Additional identifying information: Date of conception: May 2000 Place of conception: Shell Lake Date of birth: February 5, 2003 Place of birth: Rice Lake, WI 54868 IT IS ORDERED: This notice be published advising you that a petition for termination of your parental rights to the above-named child be heard at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, 10 W. 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI, on November 9, 3:30 p.m. You have the right to have an attorney present. If you desire to contest the matter and cannot afford an attorney, the state public defender may appoint an attorney to represent you. If you fail to appear and the court terminates your parental rights, either a motion to seek relief from the judgment or a notice of intent to pursue relief from the judgment must be filed in the trial court within 30 days after the judgment is entered, in order to preserve the right to pursue such relief. IT IS FOUND AND ORDERED THAT it is essential to include the child’s name in this notice in order to give effective notice to the father.

(Oct. 24) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE INTEREST OF TYSON C. WILMOT Born to: Sara M. Eraquam Notice and Order of Hearing (For Publication) Case No. 12 TP 08 To: Jeremy S. Wilmot and any unknown parent at unknown address. Physical Description of Alleged Parent: White/Hispanic male, about 6’, brown hair, brown eyes. Additional identifying information: Date of conception: April 2000 Place of conception: Shell Lake Date of birth: January 28, 2001 Place of birth: Rice Lake, WI 54868 IT IS ORDERED: This notice be published advising you that a petition for termination of your parental rights to the above-named child be heard at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, 10 W. 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI, on November 9, 3:30 p.m. You have the right to have an attorney present. If you desire to contest the matter and cannot afford an attorney, the state public defender may appoint an attorney to represent you. If you fail to appear and the court terminates your parental rights, either a motion to seek relief from the judgment or a notice of intent to pursue relief from the judgment must be filed in the trial court within 30 days after the judgment is entered, in order to preserve the right to pursue such relief. IT IS FOUND AND ORDERED THAT it is essential to include the child’s name in this notice in order to give effective notice to the father.


BY THE COURT: Hon. Eugene D. Harrington Circuit Court Judge/Court Commissioner 572136 October 17, 2012 WNAXLP

BY THE COURT: Hon. Eugene D. Harrington Circuit Court Judge/Court Commissioner 572135 October 17, 2012 WNAXLP




Students of after-school program spend afternoon at FFA corn maze SHELL LAKE — On Thursday, Oct. 18, 90 Shell Lake AfterSchool Program students took a trip to the FFA corn maze. Students had a blast as they got lost in the maze, competed in yard games, played in the sawdust pile, went for a hayride and got hot chocolate to warm up. – submitted

William Fisher was happy to finally find the end of the maze.

Cassidy Schroeder and Jerney Meister volunteered to help out for the day. Here they are ready to lead their group through the maze. — Photos submitted

The primary kids finishing their hayride.

Regan Tims took a break from the fun to enjoy some hot chocolate.

Julianna Nelson pulling gourds in the wagon.

FFA officers and alumni meet for breakfast

Officers of the Shell Lake and Spooner FFA clubs and alumni met Tuesday, Oct. 16, for breakfast at Nick’s Restaurant in Spooner. This is an annual event to enjoy breakfast compliments of the alumni and to get to know one another a little better. The officers dress in official dress and introduce themselves to the alumni and vice versa. The meeting ended with a donation from the alumni to the two chapters for their trip to the National FFA Convention, Oct. 24-27, in Indianapolis, Ind. — Photo submitted

Student council plans food drive, trick-or-treating

SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Student Council is preparing for their annual food drive at school, which runs through Friday, Oct. 26. Students in grades 3 through 12 will be participating in this event, which is one of the most important projects the student council sponsors. The Washburn County Food Pantry serves approximately 350 families each month, and those numbers have remained constant for over a year. According to Sue Adams, food pantry director, each time they are open, which is twice a week, they are serving two to seven new families. These are people who are working to provide for their families, but in today’s economy have no other recourse but to seek help with putting food on the table. Families are able to visit the food pantry once each month and receive a two-day supply of food. For students in grades 9 through 12, this is part of the class competition, with the winning class gaining 75 points toward the Laker Pride Award. All nonperishable food items are needed, as well as gently used coats, boots, hats and mittens. Classes will receive one point

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for each food item brought in, three points for hats, gloves or mittens, and 10 points for each coat or pair of boots. New this year, they will be sponsoring a Cans for Caps Day on Friday, Oct. 26. Students will be allowed to wear a cap or hat during school if they bring in a nonperishable food item that morning. Student council members will be at the door to take donations and stamp students hands. Again this year, the student council will be trick-or treating for the food pantry between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. on Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31. Members will cover the entire community of Shell Lake, but only approach those homes that have their porch light on. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible cash donation, please make checks payable to the Washburn County Food Pantry. If you don’t plan to be home on Halloween and want to ensure the student council picks up your donation of food, coats or cash, you may call Patti Naglosky at school at 715-468-7814, Ext. 1231. — from Shell Lake Student Council

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Shell Lake receives Award

Shell Lake Elementary School recently received the Wisconsin School of Recognition Award. Shown (L to R): Dan Kevan and Corrine Behling, both Shell Lake fourth-grade teachers; Tony Evers, state superintendent; and Kim Osterhues, Shell Lake preK-6 principal. The school also received a banner for winning the award five years in a row. The banner is displayed inside the entrance to the school. — Photo submitted

School menus

Breakfast Monday, Oct. 29: Juice, cereal, toast. Tuesday, Oct. 30: Fruit, sausage links, waffle. Wednesday, Oct. 31: Juice, cheese omelet, toast. Thursday, Nov. 1: Fruit, pancake. Friday, Nov. 2: Juice, yogurt, toast. Lunch Monday, Oct. 29: Potato bowl with chicken, corn, fresh fruit. Tuesday, Oct. 30: Ham or turkey wrap, fresh veggies, fresh fruit. Wednesday, Oct. 31: Calzone, fresh veggies, fresh fruit. Thursday, Nov. 1: Corn dog, baked beans, fresh veggies, fresh fruit. Friday, Nov. 2: BBQ on bun, green beans, chips, pickles. Breakfast served each day for K-12 students.

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Now it’s time to test the equipment, thoroughly and repeatedly

The Shell Lake Lions Club donated their time and engineering talents to assemble playground equipment for the Shell Lake Primary School. After the completion of the project, the excited students posed with the volunteers. The structure was purchased by Pep Grant funds and donations by Louie’s Finer Meats and the Shell Lake PTA. — Photo submitted

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Cat’s cradle

Brittany Clark and Olivia Jury are learning that not all games are played on a computer. A simple string is all you need to play cat’s cradle. They demonstrated the technique at Pioneer Days, a learning experience for fourth-graders at Shell Lake, who learned about early life in America. - Photo by Larry Samson

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