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Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Vol. 122, No. 11 • Shell Lake, Wis.

Weekend watch

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• Several community meals Thursday - Sunday in many locations like Spooner, Barronett, Rice Lake & Haugen. See Events, page 8



Shell Lake shows Halloween spirit

Volleyball and football

See pages 12 & 13

Andrea Hartwig of Jean’s Antiques in Shell Lake greeted customers on Monday, Oct. 31, as Minnie Mouse. Personnel at the post office, courthouse, Shell Lake State Bank and other area businesses dressed up for Halloween as well. — Photo by Suzanne Johnson

Spotlight on business: OM Sweet OM See back page

A long wait yields expansive new freedoms

Remember to fall back one hour at 2 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 6, as daylight saving time ends.


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MADISON – State health and natural resources officials announced they are asking male anglers age 50 and over to fill out an online survey on fish consumption. Developed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the survey will be available through 2013. “The survey will help us understand how much fish they eat, whether fish consumption advice is reaching this population and the best ways to inform them about reducing their exposure to environmental contaminants in fish,” said Dr. Henry Anderson, state health officer. Department of Natural Resources and DHS officials hope to hear from 5,000 men who fish Wisconsin waters. Most state and federal fish consumption advice focuses on those most vulnerable to the effects of environmental contaminants – pregnant women, their developing fetuses and young children, but older adults can also be affected. Sport fishing is a popular activity in Wisconsin, with more than 1.3 million fishing licenses sold each year. “While fish are low in fat and contain nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, fishing in Wisconsin waters also carries some risk of exposure to chemical contamination by eating one’s catch,” said Anderson. Survey participants will help state officials understand Wisconsin anglers fishing activity, how much of their catch they consume and the effectiveness of outreach materials on healthy fish-eating practices, he added. To participate in the survey, male anglers age 50 or older who live in Wisconsin all or part of the year are invited to visit: study.uwsc.wisc .edu/. – from DHS

Event canceled

SPOONER— The Time-Out Family Abuse Shelter-Washburn County Outreach Office has canceled the Groove-A-Thon Dance fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5. Look for information about rescheduling of this event in the spring of 2012. For any questions call Time-Out at 715-635-5245. — from Time-Out

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Wisconsin’s concealed carry bill has few restrictions

Two years later, another concealed carry bill passed, and the governor’s veto was narrowly sustained. Again, Jauch argued against it. This year, following the election of Republican Gov. Scott Walker and GOP majorities in both Houses, by Bill Lueders concealed carry was back. Wisconsin Center for InvesOn June 9, Jauch voted tigative Journalism against the bill in commitSpecial to the Register tee, saying he didn’t think STATEWIDE – Sen. Bob it would make Wisconsin Auric Gold says concealed safer. Jauch has earned his F grade from the National carry in Wisconsin was “worth But there was no stopRifle Association. The the wait, because we got a better ping concealed carry this Democratic Wisconsin law.” – Photo by Eric Tadsen time around. It easily state senator from Poplar passed both houses of the has long fought the gun lobby’s efforts to let Legislature with bipartisan support and was state residents carry concealed weapons. signed into law by Walker. In the Senate, the In January 2004, when the Senate voted 23- vote was 25 to 8, with all 19 Republicans and 10 to override then-Democratic Gov. Jim six Democrats voting in favor. Doyle’s veto of a concealed carry bill, Jauch unAmong them was Jauch. loaded with both barrels. “The special interests Jauch had co-sponsored amendments to add won today,” he said from the Senate floor. “The the state Capitol, domestic violence shelters, NRA won today.” child care centers, polling places, churches and That victory was short-lived, however; the bars to the list of places from which concealed state Assembly fell one vote short of overriding Doyle’s veto. See Concealed carry, page 3

Chamber members to meet

SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce will meet for a dinner meeting on Thursday, Nov. 3, at Becky’s in Shell Lake. A social time begins at 5:30 p.m. with the business meeting at 6 p.m. An order-from-themenu meal will be at 6:30 p.m. Items on the agenda include the election of officers, Holiday Saturday to be held Dec. 3,

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“Look’s Who’s Knockin’” focuses on retiring farmers dilemma

RICE LAKE — After a successful run in 12 southeast Minnesota church social halls and community theaters, “Look Who’s Knockin’,” a one-act performance on the future of family farming, will be at the Rice Lake Senior Center on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. Produced by the Land Stewardship Project, the play is written by LSP’s Doug Nopar, and directed by Fillmore County theater artist and farmer Eva Barr. “Look Who’s Knockin’” explores the moral dilemma faced by Nettie and Gerald, longtime conservation farmers. Should they let their farm go for top dollar to the largest farmer in the county or should they help out a young farm couple interested in starting a dairy? Created out of numerous interviews

SLAC receives grant from Xcel Energy

and stories of both beginning and retiring farmers in recent years, the play will focus on how Nettie and Gerald are struggling with a decision that will determine the legacy of their farm. The play and the audience discussion afterward will focus on the question of “Who will farm the land in the next generation?” Founded in 1982, LSP is a Minnesotabased nonprofit membership organization. LSP aims to advance an agriculture that is environmentally sound, economically profitable for family-sized farms and small towns and socially just. For more information on the play or to reserve a seat, contact the Land Stewardship Project at 507-523-3366 or e-mail — from LSP

Second-annual Girl Scouts Truck 4 Treats a success

The Shell Lake Arts Center received a grant from Xcel Energy to help support the Middle School Honors Choir scheduled April 19, 2012. The honors program gives middle school students from small schools in the region the opportunity to practice and perform in a full choir of over 100 students. Shown is Tara Burns, L, executive director of the Shell Lake Arts Center, receiving a check for $1,500 from Robert Schultz, community service manager of Xcel Energy. — Photo submitted

Skluzacek places at soil judging contest

The second-annual Girl Scouts Truck 4 Treats food drive was a huge success. Over 60 Girl Scouts filled two box trucks with over 1,500 pounds of food donations collected, doubling the collection from last year. A fall celebration was held at the Manning farm. Shown are Girl Scouts from Spooner and Shell Lake after they helped unload the trucks of food at the ICAA Food Pantry in Spooner. —Photos submitted

GRANTSBURG — The 37th-annual Tri-County Soil Judging Contest was held Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the American Legion Post No. 185 in Grantsburg. The event rotates each year between Burnett, Polk and Washburn counties. Representing six schools, 57 students attended this year’s event. Students competed as teams and as individuals. Each school is allowed up to two teams of four contestants each. The participants examined the soil and surrounding land. They then defined texture, structure, drainage and production capabilities and land uses of several different soils. After judging the pits, the students headed back to the research center for lunch and the awards presentation. Shell Lake’s Team 2 took fifth place with a score of 673 points. Individually Noah Skluzacek, Shell Lake, placed fourth with 253 points. Next year’s event will be held in Polk County. — submitted

RIGHT: Shell Lake freshman Noah Skluzacek received a winner’s medal at the soil judging contest held recently. —Photo submitted

Shell Lake Girl Scouts trick-or-treated for the Truck 4 Treats in Shell Lake on Saturday, Oct. 22.

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weapons would be automatically prohibited. All were defeated, meaning these places will have to post signs to keep weapons out. But he voted for the final bill anyway. “I think the mood of the public has changed,” Jauch explained in a letter to constituents. And while he does not expect to see a reduction in crime, which is already much lower in Wisconsin than the national average, Jauch wrote that “there is no evidence that concealed carry in other states has endangered the public or led to a rampant misuse of firearms.” Wisconsin’s new law, which takes effect Tuesday, Nov. 1, leaves Illinois as the lone state with a blanket ban on carrying concealed weapons. The NRA and its supporters have been picking off holdout states for years (in 2002 there were six) and pushing for the expansion of those rights in states that allow concealed carry. The NRA hailed Wisconsin’s law as “one of the nation’s strongest.” “The odd thing about Wisconsin is that we went right from prohibition to no precautions whatsoever,” says Jeri Bonavia, executive director of the Wisconsin AntiViolence Effort, a statewide advocacy group that focuses on gun-violence prevention. “Our law doesn’t have as many safeguards or restrictions as other states.” Auric Gold, secretary of the pro-gunrights group Wisconsin Carry Inc., agrees that the bill offers more expansive rights than earlier versions: “I might say it was worth the wait, because we got a better law than the one that was vetoed by Governor Doyle.” “It’s a great law,” agrees Rachel Parsons, a spokeswoman with the NRA’s national office in Fairfax, Va. “We’re very happy.”

Not for the squeamish State Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, a co-sponsor of Wisconsin’s concealed carry bill, offers a simple explanation for why the bill is stronger. He says that in the past, when passage hinged on swinging a vote or two to override a gubernatorial veto, bill drafters had to deal with the concerns of “the most squeamish” potential supporters. “But here, if the most squeamish person says, ‘I’m not going to vote for it unless there’s this and this,” then you can say, ‘Don’t vote for it, we have the votes anyway.’ “ Wisconsin’s concealed carry law allows

Oregon Police Chief Doug Pettit is worried that licenses may go to people who are “not familiar with the weapon and are not trained properly.” – Courtesy of Doug Pettit

anyone 21 or older to apply for a license, which costs $50 and is good for five years. Only a small group of individuals, including convicted felons and persons with domestic abuse restraining orders against them, may be denied a license. The allowable weapons include handguns, knives, billy clubs and stun guns. The freedom to concealed carry is automatically suspended in only a few places, such as law enforcement offices, courthouses and schools. Businesses and government buildings may choose to prohibit weapons by posting signs at every entrance, but no bans may be enacted on the state Capitol grounds or the open areas of city and state parks, college campuses and public zoos. Walker’s Department of Administration has opted to allow concealed weapons in most areas of the state Capitol and other state government buildings. Lawmakers will set their own policies as to where weapons will be permitted. License holders may bring concealed handguns into taverns, so long as they don’t drink while there. Weapons are not automatically banned in airports, except past security checkpoints. Hawk Sullivan, the owner of three popSee Concealed Carry, page 7

Marijuana-smoking 14-year-old drives for intoxicated adult

by Jessica Beecroft HAYWARD - On Saturday, Oct. 29, at approximately 12:54 a.m., a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper stopped a vehicle for speeding on Hwy. 63 and Beal Street in Sawyer County. As the vehicle was being stopped, the trooper observed the 14-year-old juvenile driver jumping into the rear seat. Subsequent investigation revealed that the driver was smoking marijuana. The

driver was arrested for absolute sobriety under the Baby Luke Law and submitted to a blood test. Results are pending. The juvenile was released to a responsible adult. The juvenile admitted to driving the vehicle for the intoxicated adult owner of the vehicle who was present in the vehicle. Charges are pending for the vehicle owner. – with information from the Wisconsin DOT

by Maureen McCollum

Although most Wisconsin shelters are not facing the same dog capacity issues as Coulee Region Humane Society, pet adoption has been slow since the downturn in the economy about three years ago. Across the state, more and more people are surrendering pets for economic reasons, like job loss or home foreclosure. For the same reasons, not as many people are adopting pets. And historically, humane societies across the state have more dogs in September and October. That's according to Deb Lewis, president of the Wisconsin Federated Humane Societies and executive director of Fox Valley Humane Association, "Kids are going back to school, vacations are over, lifestyles are changing. And we see the adult dog coming back in." Humane societies are also taking in more small critters, like hamsters, mice and rabbits.

Many Wisconsin animal shelters at capacity

Wisconsin Public Radio

STATEWIDE – Animal shelters across Wisconsin say the economic downturn has not only been tough on people, but hard on pets as well. The Coulee Region Humane Society in La Crosse says it's like most animal shelters in Wisconsin. It's always over capacity with cats. But lately, it has not had enough room for dogs either. Once dogs leave the shelter, more are waiting to come in. Coulee Region Humane Society Executive Director Heather Schmid says they're doing everything they can to avoid euthanizing them, "From maybe moving small dogs from a normal size kennel to a crate and then getting them out of their crate much more to putting out pleas to both our humane society and rescue partners to see if they might have a little bit of space available to transfer a dog or two in."

Sentenced to one year for fifth OWI


by Jessica Beecroft SHELL LAKE – On Monday, Oct. 24, Jacob W. Richey, 27, Shell Lake, was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty/no contest to his fifth OWI charge. Richey faced a six-year prison sentence and a $100,000 fine, but will soon be finishing his sentence, with 311 days credited as of his sentencing. Richey was granted Huber, which allows inmates to leave the jail for work. Richey was also granted permission to attend the Fresh Start Program, if he is approved by the program. This program helps eligible youth who have had difficulty in a traditional academic setting receive individualized tutoring to complete a high school equivalency diploma along with receiving on-site new house construction training. On Nov. 21, 2010, Richey was arrested

for his fifth OWI offense. A Shell Lake Police officer found Richey standing by his Ford Ranger in the ditch off of Hwy. 63, just north of Fox Trail Lane in the town of Beaverbrook at 3:50 a.m. Richey told the officer that he was securing the vehicle because the driver, who did not have a license, left the scene. After further questioning, Richey changed his story several times. Richey was taken to the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office for a field sobriety test, where he failed with a blood alcohol content of .216 percent. The legal limit is .08 percent. Richey said that he had an alcohol issue and that the 311 days he had spent in jail awaiting sentencing had been helpful in staying sober and clearing his mind. This, he said, made him determined to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and be alcohol-free.

by Jessica Beecroft BIRCHWOOD – On Saturday, Oct. 22, John Wiedl, 66, Birchwood, drove into a ditch along CTH D at Eastside Road in Birchwood. A witness called police and described how she believed he was intoxicated and stated she had seen him emptying out alcohol from the vehicle and saying “I should get rid of that before help arrives.” Wiedl denied any treatment from the Birchwood ambulance and since this would be a second offense of OWI, deputy Harrington advised Wiedl that he would have to have a forced blood draw if necessary. Harrington brought

Wiedl to the Shell Lake emergency room where Wiedl yelled in the nurse’s face two times before they were able to complete the blood draw. Intoxicants were found inside the vehicle. While transporting Wiedl, Harrington noted in the report that he had to stop several times because Wiedl advised Harrington that he had given the K-9 partner “something” that would make him “sleep for good.” After arriving at the sheriff’s department, Wiedl told Harrington that he was only joking about that. Wiedl is now facing his second offense OWI.

Drunk driver arrested, threatened K-9 partner

Benefit for Edward Zaloudek planned

SPOONER — A spaghetti dinner fundraiser has been planned for Edward Zaloudek for Saturday, Nov. 12, from noon to 4 p.m. at Tony’s Riverside in Spooner. The day will include raffles, and a silent and live auction. If you are interested in donating items for the auction or raffles, please contact Marlene Jacker at 715-635-3190. Zaloudek has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. All proceeds from the fundraising event will go to the Zaloudek family to help cover medical expenses. Those wishing to make a financial contribution may drop off donations at the Shell Lake or Spooner branches of the Shell Lake State Bank or mail it to Shell Lake State Bank c/o Edward Zaloudek Benefit Fund, P.O. Box 130, Shell Lake, WI 54871. — with submitted information

Veterans Day programs

Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Hwy. 53, Spooner • Veterans Day Ceremony, Friday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10568, Springbrook, Trego, and Earl • Veterans Day dinner for post members and guest, Thursday, Nov. 10, 5 p.m. Social hour, with dinner at 6 p.m., at the Lumberjack Steak House in Hayward.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9867 and American Legion Post No. 225, Shell Lake • Veterans Day Program, Friday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. in the Shell Lake High School gymnasium. Hosted by the local VFW and American Legion Posts. The Badger Boy and Girl will be speaking, along with music provided by the Shell Lake High School band.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1028, Spooner • Veterans Day Program, Friday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the Spooner High School gymnasium. Hosted by the local VFW Post No. 1028.

American Legion Bemis-Hunter Post No. 379, Birchwood • Veterans Day Program, Friday, Nov. 11, at 10:15 a.m. in the Birchwood High School gymnasium. Hosted by the students who are family members of a veteran, past Birchwood graduates that are now veterans and those currently serving in the military. Posting of the colors provided by the American Legion Post No. 379, slide show and music provided by the Birchwood band and choir. American Legion Lockman-Jenson Post No. 499, Minong • Veterans Day Program, Thursday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. in the Northwood High School Richards Auditorium. Hosted by the student council and American Legion Lockman-Jenson Post No. 499.



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Priorities for the Farm Bill

Earlier this week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out his priorities for the upcoming Farm Bill. This bill is about a whole lot more than farming: it’s about supporting the jobs of the future, it’s about keeping pace with the changing needs of agriculture and rural America, and it’s about providing a food supply for the nation. As Congress works to write this bill, they will have to look for ways to do more with less. They must simplify programs and find innovative solutions to future challenges while still making targeted investments to keep agriculture productive and rural communities vibrant. It’s our responsibility to strengthen agriculture, which today is a bright spot in the American economy. As they write the bill, Congress should build on that record of success by focusing on three core principles that have shaped the success of the

American farmer: maintaining a strong safety net, supporting sustainable productivity and promoting vibrant markets. In businesses as risky as agriculture, a strong safety net can keep natural disasters from putting farm families out of business. Our safety net should quickly provide assistance to producers of all types and sizes when they need it – and only when they need it. It is important for supporting beginning farmers, who are particularly vulnerable to disasters and other unpredictable events. At the same time farmers, ranchers and growers must be able to produce an affordable, quality product year after year. That means continuing investments in research to maintain our farmers’ leadership as the most productive in the world and investing in conservation to support healthy, productive soil and a plentiful water supply. Finally, the Farm Bill should continue to

promote vibrant, fair and diverse markets – at home and abroad – for farmers, ranchers and growers of all types and sizes. We should continue efforts to expanded markets for “Grown in America” goods abroad, which will help support record agricultural exports and more than 1 million American jobs this year. At the same time, we should look to expand opportunities here at home for producers interested in local and regional markets. The Farm Bill legislation must also address the needs of rural America. It needs to continue to support our efforts to develop a renewable industry that will improve incomes for farmers, create jobs in rural America and increase our national security. In the past two years, USDA has helped create or save more than 250,000 rural jobs. The Farm Bill should improve rural development programs to make the federal government the best partner possi-

ble for people and businesses in rural communities. That means making it easier for people to access USDA support, ensuring that emerging rural businesses have the capital they need to grow and create jobs, and investing in communities pursuing regional growth. Today the future for American agriculture is bright – as is the future of our rural communities. We must build on this positive outlook and prepare for the challenges and opportunities ahead. This Farm Bill should help move our nation and our economy forward: creating jobs, providing a safety net for millions of Americans, supporting rural communities and building on the incredible success, productivity and strength of American agriculture.

In the first hours after the vicious July 1 windstorm that hammered down vast stretches of timber in northwestern Wisconsin, Northern Region employees of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources responded with selflessness, determination and intelligence. Conservations wardens assisted the counties with search and rescue of boaters, ATVs and campers, checking homes and assisting with clearing roads for emergency vehicles. They patrolled the St. Croix River and checked campsites for lost campers. The sun had barely risen the next morning when DNR foresters and volunteers from wildlife management had formed into three task forces composed of tractor plow operators and sawyers with chain saws. Coordinating with Burnett County Emergency Management, these crews

along with town and county crews and private citizens helped clear roads throughout the area so that ambulances, fire departments, law enforcement and utility crews could provide emergency services. At the same time, DNR pilots took to the skies, putting in a long day tracking storm damage from above, establishing GPS points and taking photographs, with the dispatch center, keeping everyone in communication. With the roads cleared in one day, work began on the largest timber salvage and forest protection operation this state has seen in more than 30 years. Assessing the damage was an intense undertaking, with help from central office staff, forest health specialists and, of course, our pilots who eventually mapped 130,000 acres of blowdown.

By July 9 a dedicated, full-featured Storm Recovery Web page was in place to provide resources for the thousands of individuals with storm-damaged property. Customer service call center staff members were briefed and ready to take calls from people with questions. Forestry staff worked with local townships, fire departments, county emergency management, law enforcement, citizens groups and individuals to push ahead with cleanup and recovery. Efforts to inform the public and to reach absentee landowners in three states have been creative and noteworthy. Communicators arranged a media flight day at Siren, which attracted TV crews from all three metropolitan markets surrounding the blowdown, including all four TV stations from Minneapolis-St. Paul. It was an inspired plan that was flaw-

lessly executed. The resulting news stories did a compelling job of telling our story and getting our message out. Gov. Scott Walker has been tremendously impressed with the work accomplished so far, and he is especially pleased by the collaboration among state agencies, the National Guard and local municipal leaders. He plans to brief the entire cabinet and use these efforts as an example of how state agencies can be creative and work well together to solve problems. Speaking for myself, I couldn’t be more proud of you.

We all place a high value on being able to access health care close to home. Not only do Indianhead Medical Center and Spooner Health System provide top-notch care, but they are an economic engine that keep our local economy vibrant. That is why we are concerned with proposals being discussed in Washington, D.C., that threaten rural hospitals. Wisconsin’s smallest hospitals like SHS and IMC are known as critical access hospitals. Recognizing the unique role hospitals play in rural communities, years ago Congress afforded these hospitals enhanced Medicare payments. Now, that designation and payment are under direct

attack during federal deficit reduction talks. Should Congress eliminate this important designation, it could significantly impact the 58 rural communities across the state where small hospitals are located. Another proposal put forth would limit the distance between a CAH and another hospital to 10 miles or more. IMC and SHS are two of eight Wisconsin hospitals that would lose our CAH status under this proposal. The realistic impact of this decision is that it could cause both hospitals major financial hardships, including the potential of having to close these hospitals. A recent study by the University of Wisconsin Extension Office and the Wisconsin

Hospital Association estimates the economic impact of these two hospitals to be: $37.3 million in total revenue impact; 430 total jobs impact; $15 million in labor impact — salaries paid to their employees; and $23.8 million in total expenditures. Rural hospitals are some of the largest local employers in many areas and provide family-sustaining wages that are, on average, higher than other industries. Together IMC and SHS employ over 200 people. These employees in turn support local businesses through their purchases, which is reflected in the above economic impact numbers. We seek to give back to our communities as well.

We are proud to serve as the CEOs of the respective hospitals and desire to see our hospitals continue to thrive and provide great care to our patients. To do so, we as a community must stand together against these cuts. Please remind our members of Congress to continue their strong support for rural hospitals by opposing proposals that hurt critical care in our communities.

Barack Obama claims that the rich are not paying their fair share in taxes. He further states that his claims are not class warfare, but rather just math. I wonder how Barack did in math? I guess we’ll never know because he refuses to release his grades. Why would that be? Below is a table showing the percentage of adjusted gross income that taxpayers in various income brackets pay. This table is based on tax year 2008, the latest such figures available from the IRS. AGI Average tax rate $1,000,000 and up 23.3% 500,000 – 1,000,000 24.1% 200,000 – 500,000 19.6% 100,000 – 200,000 12.7% 50,000 – 100,000 8.9% 30,000 – 50,000 7.2% This data shows that Obama’s claim that the middle class is paying higher tax

rates than the rich is patently false. Of course there are a few rich taxpayers that pay very little tax. For the sake of fairness the loopholes that such taxpayers are using should be scrutinized, and if found wanting, closed. Why raise everyone’s rate to nab a few who are legally dodging taxes? The truth is there is very little tax money available from the millionaires and billionaires. To close the deficit in any meaningful way you’d have to have rate increases start at a much lower income level, say $200,000. This is exactly what Obama has on the table. Here are some statistics for 2009 from the IRS: 237,000 taxpayers reported income above $1 million and paid $178 billion in taxes, Only 8,274 filers reported income above $10 million and paid $54 billion in

taxes, On the other hand 3.92 million taxpayers reported income above $200,000 and paid taxes of $434 billion. You can see why the president needs to tap the thousandaires — under the guise of a billionaires tax — in an attempt to close the $1.5 trillion deficit. In order to close the deficit we are going to need to grow the economy and gain more taxpayers. In order to do this we’ll need low rates for everyone including the rich. Why does the Democrat left per-

petuate these myths about the rich not paying their fair share and that there is a wealth of tax money to be harvested from them? I’m not sure of all the reasons, but I’m reminded of a sentiment expressed by Malcolm Muggeridge some years ago: The left will believe in a lie not because it is plausible, but because they want to. If it helps in re-election, why not?

Reading the article about the boat landing gates in the Oct. 26 Register, I was dumbfounded. What sense does it make to work so hard to keep invasive plants out of the lake during the summer and then let them in on duck boats? Most duck hunters launch their boats in the dark to start shooting at sunrise. How will anyone be able to see milfoil clinging to boats in the

dark? I’ve spent every summer of my 76 years on Ellwood Beach. Our lake is so beautiful and clean. You’ve done such a good job of protecting the lake so far. Please reconsider and keep milfoil out of our lake.

Brad Pfaff, state executive director USDA Farm Service Agency - Wisconsin

DNR secretary praises those working on northwestern Wisconsin forest blowdown

DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp Wisconsin DNR

Deficit reduction proposal hurts Washburn County hospitals

Not paying their fair share in taxes

Please reconsider other milfoil possibilities

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Paul Naglosky, CEO Indianhead Medical Center

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Area news

CLAM FALLS — Lisa Lang, 28, is still recuperating after a scary evening of bow hunting near Clam Falls on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Lang suffered a bite to her right leg from a sow bear and received 40 stitches. While hunting, Lang noticed a sow with four cubs coming across the field, and they appeared to get startled by a deer decoy that she had placed in the field in front of her tree stand. One of the four cubs climbed up a nearby tree and that’s when the sow took notice of Lang in her tree stand. “It was a matter of seconds from the time she spotted me to the time the teeth entered me,” Lang said, and added that she was screaming from the top of her, lungs as it all unfolded. “It happened so fast I couldn’t get my bow drawn on her and by the time she was up there, I was just freaking and shaking enough that I couldn’t even think about shooting,” she said. — from The Inter-County Leader ••• FREDERIC — Heavy robes and locked knees may have been factors in the collapsing of members of the Frederic High School choir during the Monday, Oct. 24, performance of the annual fall concert. Two freshman students fell on their faces from the risers they were standing on during the performance, one damaging his teeth and the other breaking her jaw. — from The Inter-County Leader ••• CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Dogs rescued from shelters have been trained to detect the scent of the elusive bobcat in Wisconsin, helping scientists determine how many of these North American mammals are at home in the Badger State’s central region. Traditionally found in the northern third of Wisconsin, bobcats have been expanding south in the past decade. At the same time, interest in harvesting them has also increased. In 2009, 13,087 hunters and trappers applied for 475 bobcat permits. — from Rice Lake Chronotype •••

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners

October 24 - $30 Chris Olson, Rice Lake October 25 - $30 Carol Euler, Shell Lake October 26 - $30 Rich Hofmann, Shell Lake October 27 - $30 Larry Bradley, Jim Falls October 28 - $300 Andy Eiche, Shell Lake


Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

Temps & levels

Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2010 Oct. 24 Oct. 25 Oct. 26 Oct. 27

High 48 54 61 60

2011 Oct. 24 Oct. 25 Oct. 26 Oct. 27 Oct. 28 Oct. 29 Oct. 30

High 51 55 46 51 49 51 52

Oct. 28 Oct. 29 Oct. 30

40 38 46

Low Precip. 41 .41” rain 48 .32” rain 49 1.04” rain 33 1.27” rain w/trace snow 34 .19” rain 22 23

Low Precip. 31 .11” rain 31 37 .10” rain 31 26 .03” rain 24 24

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Middle School Honors Band concert to be held at Shell Lake Arts Center

SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Arts Center is excited to announce its 12th-annual Middle School Honors Band concert, taking place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Shell Lake Arts Center. This performance is free and open to the public. The Middle School Honors Band features the areas most talented middle school band students receiving instruction from top-notch directors. This year, 250 students from 31 schools will be directed by Dr. Kristin Tjornehoj, assistant professor and director of bands at UWRiver Falls, and Stephen Michaels, fine arts supervisor for the La Crosse School District in La Crosse. Tjornehoj holds a doctorate in music education, a Master of Music degree in saxophone performance from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Music degree in music education and performance from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Tjornehoj is director of symphony band at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and is active as a conductor and clinician/lecturer, which has taken her across the U.S., Canada, China, the Czech Republic, England, France, Iceland and Scotland. She maintains a busy conducting/lecture schedule in both professional and educational settings, conducting honor bands, commissioning new musical works and serving as program director of the concert band camp at the Shell Lake Arts Center.

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Michaels holds two master’s degrees, in music education and educational leadership. He is currently the fine arts supervisor for the La Crosse School District and is also the principal at Hamilton Early Learning Center and School of Technology. Prior to these appointments, Michaels was the band director at Lincoln Middle School in La Crosse, where, under his leadership, the program grew to include over half of the school — a huge feat in music education. Michaels

Register Memories

1951 - 60 years ago

• Mrs. Lloyd Nyberg entertained at a Halloween party in honor of the 6th birthday of her son, Billy. Guests included Dale and Jimmie DesJardins, Duane Jacobs, Bobby Esswein, Johnny Grill, Jimmy Lewis, Jackie Swanson, Carren Stouffer, Dawn DesJardins, Dale and David Nyberg. • Big Six bowlers for the week were Doris Flottum 152, Gladys Meyers 148, Flora Villella 143, Mabel Allen 139, Anne Dahlstrom 138 and Bess Raas 137. • Art Swanson was taken ill while working at the Lutz Garage and was a patient at Shell Lake Hospital. • The following Washburn County men were inducted into the Armed Forces: Eugene Stephan, Spooner; Dean Brown, Shell Lake; Roy Spexet, Spooner; Orville Brown, Shell Lake; Raymond Hartman, Trego; Reinhart Wigehers, Earl; and Edward Myhr, Spooner.

1961 - 50 years ago

• The senior class of Shell Lake High School presented “A Feudin’ Over Yonder.” Members of the cast were Sally Rundle, Ruth Ann Rohlik, Sandy Besse, Dale Graf, Tom Moen, Peggy Huffstutter, Virginia Walport, Nanette DesJardins, Dale Musolf, Larry Todd, Tom Hickox, Ronnie Furchtenicht, Rose Frey, Patty Mackey and Cindy Nelson. John Schnell was the director. • The Shell Lake High School football team, coaches and cheerleaders were honored at a steak dinner at Tiptown. Appreciation was given to the following businesses for the fine evening: John Gronning Plumbing, Lund Agency, Masterjohn Drugstore, Sarona Farmers Union, Shell Lake Motors, Shell Lake Clinic, Badger Cranberry Co., Tiptown Dining Room and Bar, and Schon’s Market. • Thomas Vanbeek, 18, Sarona, and Dennis A. Drost, 18, Spooner, pleaded guilty to shining deer while having a firearm in their automobile. They paid fines totaling $260, lost their hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for one year and lost two rifles and a spotlight. • Survey work began on the lagoon secondary treatment addition to the city sewage treatment plant to prevent pollution of Sawyer Brook.

1971 - 40 years ago

• Ray Bennett, proprietor of Bennett’s

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has directed countless honors bands across the Midwest, and is in demand as an adjudicator and clinician. Both Tjornehoj and Michaels will be working with some of the most talented middle school students in Wisconsin. These young musicians were hand selected by their directors to be representatives of the school music programs. They will perform some of the most challenging middle school band music at an evening concert. — from SLAC

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Catalog Store, formerly Gamble Store, in Shell Lake, held a grand opening. • The new, modern, Sarona Farmers Union Service Station in Shell Lake was being constructed at the former Lutz Standard Station. The new, all-metal building was 50’x80’ and would house a three-bay service station, offices and farm supply store. The station would be equipped with four sets of gas pumps, one diesel pump and a waste disposal system for campers. The current Farmers Union building, across the street, would remain in use serving the public with seed, fertilizer and feed. • Word was received that the trailer home of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Wickman of North St. Paul was completely destroyed by fire. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Wickman, Shell Lake, stated that no one was home at the time and the young couple lost everything except the clothes they were wearing. A possible short in an electric sewing machine was believed to have caused the fire. • Cliff Sundso, Ridgeland, took over ownership of the coin-operated laundry in Shell Lake. He purchased the business from John and Anne Dahlstrom.

1981 - 30 years ago

• Kate Jean was born to Bradley and Jerri Pederson, Shell Lake. • Mabel Washkuhn was presented with a jack-‘o-lantern for her Groucho Marx disguise as Shell Lake merchants got into the spirit of Halloween. • New Brownies in Troop 456 were Joette Kelley, Judith Eichman, Richelle Anderson, Christine Lipske, Samantha Churchill, Shannon Kloop, Amanda Burnham, Heather Glessing, Stacey Lawrence, Gretchen Kauffman, Tammy Johnson, Kasey Hotchkiss, Rosie Billingsley, Stacey Fogelberg, Brenda Ullom, Danielle Stariha and Katrina Pease. • Happy Corners 4-H Club held its annual achievement, fundraising event. Top prizewinners were Esther Bernecker, a turkey; Dorothy Stellrecht, a ham; Gloria Smith, a cake; and Mike Bernecker, a state bird quilt. Other winners were Alex Hul, Olga Meister, Richard Melton, Dick Quinton and Garold Albee.

1991 - 20 years ago

• The late Alan Albee, Shell Lake, and Chris Symond, Sarona, were among 25 recipients of public safety awards given

annually by North Memorial Medical Center to civilians, fire, police and emergency medical personnel for deeds of dedication or heroism. Albee, a Burnett County sheriff’s deputy, was shot and killed in the line of duty at Webster and received an award for valor posthumously. Symond, a first responder in Washburn County, was among the first on the scene to assist a drowning victim at Long Lake. An awards dinner was held in Robbinsdale, Minn. • Kristine Cardwell, sophomore at Shell Lake High School, won the senior division at the regional competition in the Wisconsin Land Conservation Association and Environmental Awareness speaking contest. She advanced to state competition with her speech titled “Recycling, the Next Generation.” • Jeffrey Johnson, son of Ole and Mavis Johnson, Barronett, was promoted to captain in the Air Force at Ellsworth AFB in Rapid City, S.D. • Shell Lake’s new high school would be built on the south side of the city on agricultural land owned by Wendell Pederson. After considering possible sites for nearly a month, the board had narrowed its choices down to the Pederson property and the Christianson property immediately west of the elementary school. The board chose the Pederson site adjacent to Hwy. 63 on a 5-2 vote at a special meeting.

2001 - 10 years ago

• An early-morning fire caused extensive damage to a portion of the Beaver Manufacturing facilities in the Shell Lake Industrial Park. • Michael Pesko, a junior at Shell Lake High School, had his first book, “The Lost Truth,” published by Washington House Press. The lengthy science fiction book chronicles a dynamic and focused character, Chris Fletcher, as he attempts to lead mankind through a disturbing period of history. • Shell Lake flute choir members, Shannon Reinert, Bethany Simpson, Anne Bitney, Amanda Burton and Mya Dosch, performed at Terraceview Living Center. • Fall sports cheerleaders at Shell Lake High School were Beth Blejski, Meghan Dodd, Katie Foss, Raven DeFilippo, Shayna Hall and Kayla Zaloudek.


ICHC to hold general membership meeting

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in an emergency. IMC is the response center for this program. In October, ICHC’s Grocery Getters program received the Partners of WHA WAVE Award at the state convention held in Eau Claire. The Grocery Getters program delivers groceries to those that are unable to do their own shopping due to a medical condition or disability. Volunteers deliver groceries after the person places an order and pays for it at Dahlstroms Lakeside Market in Shell Lake. ICHC volunteers also assist with the Red Cross Blood Drive held twice a year in Shell Lake. ICHC’s major fundraising is through the Lovelite Tree project. Lovelites are special, color-coordinated Christmas lights that are lit during the holiday season. White lights are in memory of a loved one, while colored lights are in honor of someone special. Monies raised by the sale of lovelites, in addition to funding special health-care-related projects, is used to provide scholarships for those planning to go into the health-care profession or to assist in further education for someone already working in the health field. The lovelite tree is showcased as part of Shell Lake’s Winter Wonderland holiday display that will light up Shell Lake’s Memorial Park this holiday season. The officers elect will be installed at this meeting. They are Sue Weathers, president; Patti Naglosky, vice president; Nancy Furchtenicht, secretary; and co-treasurers Trudy Druschba and Gwen Bartholomew.

Turn your clocks back on Sunday

STATEWIDE - Daylight saving time 2011 ends in the United States on Sunday, Nov. 6. Before going to bed on Saturday, Nov. 5, people will be turning their clocks back one hour and consequently gain an hour of sleep. Daylight saving time actually ends on Sunday, Oct. 30, in the United Kingdom and other countries, but the later date began in the U.S. in 2007. The U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005 changed the start of DST to the second Sunday of March from the first Sunday of April, and extended the end date by one week. Why? What is daylight saving, and why do we have it? DST was first proposed by George Hudson in 1885 to give people more sunlight in the summer. Modern debates suggest technology (air conditioning, TVs, video games, smart phones) has outgrown our need to continue chang-

ing our clocks. Some studies say DST now costs more electricity with the hour change, while others suggest it saves - but both agree that the difference is minimal, costing or saving less than 1 percent (or $4) per household. Perhaps the most interesting thing you may learn is that most of the world does not make any changes to their clocks all year long and two states in the U.S. also don’t recognize daylight saving time. Arizona and Hawaii ignore the clock change due to excessive year-round sunlight. The same is true for the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. – Jessica Beecroft, with online information

Time to prepare for Celebration of Lights

2011 Winter Wonderland

SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Lions Club is inviting community members and businesses to participate in the 2011 Winter Wonderland Christmas Celebration of Lights held in the Shell Lake Municipal Campground and Park. Those wishing to participate in the holiday decorating may do so between Saturday, Nov. 12, and Tuesday, Nov.

22. The official lighting of the Christmas Celebration in Lights will be Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, at 5 p.m. A 2012 Lions calendar and $25 cash prize will be awarded for the best display. For more information and complete guidelines, contact Arlys Santiago, 715-468-4121; or Nancy Swanson, 715-4693284. — with submitted information

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by Suzanne Johnson SHELL LAKE — Indianhead Community Health Care Inc. will hold its annual general membership meeting on Monday, Nov. 7, at Lakeview Bar & Grill in Shell Lake. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with a meal being served at 6 p.m. ICHC, formerly recognized as the hospital auxiliary, provides funds for special projects and services to the Indianhead Medical Center, the Shell Lake Clinic, Terraceview Living Center, Glenview and Meadowview. A goal of the organization is to provide financial resources for projects, individuals or services that promote and support quality health care throughout the community. Some of the ways ICHC has served the community is by sponsoring minimedics for first-graders from the Shell Lake primary school to familiarize students with the various departments of the hospital. The organization also partners with IMC to conduct concussion testing for high school athletes through the ImPACT program. ImPACT can be used as a baseline test before the athletic season starts. ImPACT is a computerized series of neurocognitive tests that help medical staff determine the severity of concussions and when it is safe for injured athletes to return to play. The Lifeline Program, supported by ICHC, is in its 26th year, and enables people in the area to remain in their homes by providing a connection to immediate response

ctober was National Eat Better, Eat Together Month. According to Martha Marino and Sue Butkus of Washington State University and The Nutrition Education Network of Washington, there are many benefits of eating together. Some things these women point out in their findings include, “family dinners promote healthy eating habits and are an ideal opportunity for parents to teach their children about nutrition and demonstrate healthy practices. Kids who regularly eat with their families tend to consume more fruits and vegetables rather than junk food. Parents can also broaden their children’s horizons and introduce new foods during family meals. Time together can open the lines of communication between parents and children and help form stronger, healthier relationships. Family members have a chance to share details about their day, plan, and learn about one another. Table talk also allows children to express ideas and learn new vocabulary from adults’ conversations. Food dollars can

go further with large, homemade meals, rather than fast food or individual dishes. Cooking one meal and preparing food in advance also saves time in the kitchen.” My daughter, Amanda, likes to watch cooking shows. Even as a little girl she liked to sit in front of the TV and watch the cooking shows on PBS. While visiting at her house I maybe would have watched reruns of older comedies and instead I found myself sitting next to Amanda watching Martha Stewart, Paula Deen and Rachel Ray cooking. When I went into the kitchen to start preparing a meal, I said to granddaughter Adalyn, “Come watch Grammy do a cooking show.” Amanda’s reply was, “It’s the Church Cookbook Cooking Show.” She’s right. I tend to do the type of cooking where you can make a meal by opening up the kitchen cupboards and pulling out the basic ingredients. I don’t purchase special ingredients very often. In fact, I don’t think I knew what cilantro was until I was well into my adult years.

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period, half on the successful concealed carry bill. In all, proponents of concealed carry reported spending a total of 541 hours on lobbying the bill, compared to 205 hours reported by groups opposed to it. The group that logged the most hours against it, 66, was Milwaukee County. The office of state Sen. Pam Galloway, R-Wausau, the bill’s lead sponsor, confirms that the NRA was among “a number of groups that reached out to provide input” during the bill-drafting process.

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Concealed carry in Wisconsin: A time line 1848: Wisconsin becomes a state. 1872: The state passes a law prohibiting the carrying of concealed weapons, except by “a peace officer.” 1998: Wisconsin voters approve a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right of state residents to bear and keep arms for any “lawful purpose.” 1999: A bill to let state residents carry concealed weapons is introduced in the state Legislature. It does not pass. As of the end of 2008, eight other such bills will be introduced, all unsuccessful. 2003: The Wisconsin Supreme Court, in separate cases, upholds the conviction of a man who had two concealed handguns in his vehicle absent any specific or imminent threat, but tosses the conviction of a Milwaukee shop owner in a high-crime Milwaukee neighborhood who kept a loaded gun hidden behind a counter. Late 2003: The state Legislature overwhelmingly passes and Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle vetoes a bill to allow citizens to carry concealed weapons. Early 2004: The Senate votes 23-10 to override Doyle’s veto, but a veto override attempt in the Assembly falls one vote short of the requisite two-thirds majority. The vote was 65-34. January 2006: Doyle vetoes a concealed carry bill passed by the Legislature, leaving Wisconsin as one of four states to have an absolute prohibition. Again, a veto override attempt narrowly fails. The vote in the Assembly was 64-34. April 2009: J.B. Van Hollen, Wisconsin’s Republican attorney general, issues an advisory memo to prosecutors ruling that nothing in Wisconsin law prohibits state residents from carrying firearms openly, in plain view. November 2010: Wisconsin elects Republican Walker and the GOP gains control of both houses of the state Legislature. May 10, 2011: A new concealed carry bill is introduced in Wisconsin. In its original form it creates a blanket right to carry concealed weapons, with no licensing or training requirement. June 9: The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee approves an amended version of the bill that includes licensing and training. June 14: The state Senate passes the bill on a 25-8 vote. June 21: The bill passes the Assembly on a vote of 68-27. July 8: Gov. Walker signs the measure into law. The effective date is Nov. 1.

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A nonissue in the making? A few Wisconsin communities, including Germantown in Washington County and Sturtevant in Racine County, have voted to allow concealed weapons in most municipal buildings. But many more are taking steps to prohibit these, as the law allows. State Rep. Donna Seidel, D-Wausau, a leading opponent of concealed carry in Wisconsin, sees this as significant: “If there was such a great desire for this policy in Wisconsin, why are those who can prohibit it doing so?” And officials are chafing at their inability to keep weapons out of some areas, like the open areas of parks and college campuses. “Factually speaking, it significantly diminishes our ability to keep weapons off campus,” says David Giroux, spokesman for the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System, which opposed the change. “The new law creates a much more complex environment for us.” Giroux says every campus in the system will post signs against weapons in buildings, at a total of at least 12,000 doors. The Wisconsin Parks & Recreation Association, representing local parks officials, also opposes the change. Executive Director Steve Thompson cites special concern over allowing weapons in areas used for concerts, youthrelated programs and athletic events: “The potential is there for something to go awry.” Some businesses are also reacting uncomfortably to the change. “They would prefer to have zero tolerance – no weapons on the premises, period,” says Keith Kopplin, a lawyer with the Milwaukee law firm of Krukowski & Costello, which advises employers. Yet now any weapons ban must generally exclude the personal vehicles of workers with concealed carry licenses. Gun rights advocate Auric Gold, an NRA-certified firearms instructor (although not a current NRA member), has over the past several years regularly carried weapons openly in and around his home in Madison, as when he walks through his neighborhood or goes to the grocery store. He says the new law will give him another option, when the situation warrants it. “Open carry is just not as practical in the winter and concealed carry is not as practical in the summer,” he says. And it may not make sense to carry openly in a “dense crowd.” Gold thinks Wisconsin’s experience will be similar to other states, where concealed carry gradually becomes “a nonissue with most people.” They hear alarms about “blood running in the streets,” but no such thing occurs. Sen. Grothman agrees. “You watch too much TV if you think the average citizen is just ready to go off at the drop of a hat,” he says, adding that he believes concealed carry license holders “are far more responsible than the popu-

Bill Lueders is the Money and Politics Project director at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. The project, a partnership of the center and MapLight, is supported by the Open Society Institute.

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LEFT: State Sen. Glenn Grothman believes concealed carry license holders “are far more responsible than the population as a whole.” RIGHT: State Sen. Bob Jauch was against concealed carry before he was for it. – submitted


The NRA power myth Bonavia argues that the Wisconsin public has never been as keen on concealed carry as have members of the state Legislature. And even among lawmakers, Bonavia doesn’t know “if they were as persuaded of the need for concealed carry as they were of the need to vote for it.” Many politicians, she says, believe “it’s political suicide to vote against the NRA.” They’ve “bought into the NRA power myth.” In fact, the NRA doesn’t always get its way. Despite considerable NRA support, one of Wisconsin’s leading gun-rights advocates, state Sen. David Zien, REau Claire, was defeated in his bid for re-election in 2006. And state Rep. Gary Sherman, D-Port Wing, an NRA member who switched positions to cast the deciding vote against overriding Doyle’s veto of concealed carry in 2004, won re-election that year and on two subsequent occasions. After the 2004 vote, NRA lobbyist LaSorte was quoted as saying “some seats are going to have to change,” adding that Sherman is “certainly going to be in the sights of his constituents.” Sherman, now a state appellate court judge, recalls that the NRA did target him, running a full-page ad in the Ashland Daily Press and backing his opponent. But the feedback he got from constituents was “overwhelmingly in favor of the governor’s veto.” As for the NRA’s supposed clout, Sherman says, “I’ve never been under the impression that any organization could wield as much power with the electorate as the NRA claims.” Direct contributions to state candidates from the NRA Political Victory Fund have been nominal, totaling just $15,000 since mid-2008, state records show. But Parsons says the group’s clout springs from other sources: “The reason we are so powerful is that our members vote and they contact their legislators.” The NRA also maintains a formidable lobbying presence. In the first six months of 2011, the group reported spending $66,658 on 415 hours of lobbying in Wisconsin, 76 percent of which was devoted to the concealed carry bill, state records show. It registered four lobbyists, all from the group’s national headquarters in Fairfax, Va. Another group, Wisconsin Gun Owners Inc., reported spending $78,516 on 364 hours of lobbying during this

lation as a whole.” Grothman shrugs off the concerns raised by Chief Pettit: “If I’m a law enforcement officer, the guy I’m going to worry about is the guy who doesn’t have a concealed carry license.” Indeed, Grothman thinks it’s “ridiculous” that there was talk of designating the state Capitol as a place where weapons are not allowed, which the Walker administration declined to do. “It’s a little hypocritical if lawmakers say we don’t want concealed carry where we work,” he says. “We’re telling everybody else out there, ‘Don’t worry.’ “

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ular Madison-area bars, says he’s posting signs prohibiting weapons at all of them: “If I see someone with a gun, I’ll call the police.” As of Tuesday, all Wisconsin residents can have loaded and unencased handguns in their vehicles. And employers may not prevent their license-holding employees from keeping concealed weapons in their vehicles, even when parked on company property or used in connection with their job. The database of concealed carry license holders will be kept secret. Law enforcement officers may access it to confirm that a person who fails to produce a license on request (a $25 fine, refundable if produced within 48 hours) is indeed licensed, but cannot routinely check the database when they stop a vehicle. This bothers Doug Pettit, chief of police in the village of Oregon and chairman of the legislative committee for the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association, who says law enforcement officers believe “more information is better than the lack of information.” Pettit also feels the law is too lax in terms of who can get a concealed carry license, saying the narrow list of exemptions would not include, for instance, a gang member in Milwaukee with multiple felony charges that were all pleaded down to misdemeanors. Concerns have also been raised, on both sides, about the level of training needed to obtain a license. An initial bill included no provisions for licensing and training. These were added later, after objections were raised. The law, as passed, says the training requirement can be met by taking a basic hunter education course, like those offered by the state Department of Natural Resources. Critics note that these courses focus on rifles and shotguns, not handguns, and do not teach about using weapons in crisis situations. Says Pettit, “It just concerns me that some individuals may decide to get a concealed carry license even though they’re not familiar with the weapon and are not trained properly.” Police officers, he notes, receive extensive instruction on the use of firearms under stress – learning, for instance, to always look beyond their target to see if others are in the line of fire. In response to such concerns, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen drafted, and Walker grudgingly approved, an administrative rule to require at least four hours of training, including some hands-on. The rule has drawn howls of protest from the NRA, which insists Wisconsin’s law was passed “with a presumption of freedom, rather than excessive regulation.” Even before this four-hour training rule was suggested, NRA lobbyist Darren LaSorte was quoted saying that eliminating Wisconsin’s licensing and training requirements “will certainly be an aspiration of ours down the line.” Adds NRA spokeswoman Parsons, “we will continue to work with members of the Legislature to strengthen the language,” so more people can carry.




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November Thursday, Nov. 3 • Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce dinner meeting at Becky’s. Social time 5:30 p.m. Business meeting at 6 p.m. Order-off-the-menu meal at 6:30 p.m. • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Contact person Betsy, 715-520-7999. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Turkey supper, Spooner United Methodist Church, 312 Elm St., 4:30-7 p.m. Carryouts available. Friday, Nov. 4 • GFWC Women’s Club meeting, United Methodist Church, Spooner, 1 p.m. with photographer/speaker Bill Thornley. Refreshments following. Please bring mittens for schoolchildren for their annual drive, scarves and hats are also welcomed. Contact person Sharon, 715635-2741 Saturday, Nov. 5 • Barronett Community fall garage sale, at Barronett Community Center, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Hosted by Barronett Civic Club. For more info, call 715-822-2118. • Annual Scandinavian Ole and Lena lutefisk and meatball dinner, bazaar and bake sale, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2502 23rd Ave., Rice Lake, six miles east of Rice Lake at the intersection of Hwy. 48 and 25th Street, near Campia. • Dedication of Heroes Tree at the Shell Lake Public Library, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 • Fall harvest dinner, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Timberland Free Lutheran Church. • Jitrnice dinner, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ceska Opera House, Haugen. Tuesday, Nov. 8 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. All stay-at-home or part-time-working moms welcome with their children. • Annual Election Day soup and sandwich supper, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner, 4-7 p.m. Takeout available. Wednesday, Nov. 9 • Downtown Book Chat, 3:30 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, W7148 Luther Road, Spooner. November’s book “Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee” by Dee Brown. Come join in a great discussion. • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. • The board of directors for the Railroad Memories Museum will meet at 1 p.m. at the city hall building in Spooner. All volunteers welcome. Thursday, Nov. 10 • The Shell Lake Lions Club will meet, 6:30 p.m., at the Shell Lake Community Center. • Fibromyalgia/CFS/Chronic Pain Support Group of Barron County meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Chetek Lutheran Church, Chetek. Coffee and refreshments served. Educational materials available to sign out. Call 715-651-9011 or 715-237-2798 for further information. Saturday, Nov. 12-Tuesday, Nov. 22 • Decorating for Christmas Celebration in Lights 2011 Winter in Wonderland starts at the Shell Lake Municipal Campground and Park. Sponsored by the Shell Lake Lions Club. For more info, call 715-468-4121 or 715469-3284. Saturday, Nov. 12 • Faith Lutheran’s annual Christmas craft and bake sale, W7148 Luther Rd., Spooner. Lunch available, eat in or take out. First $1,000 raised will be divided between Washburn County Food Pantry, Northwoods Pregnancy Center and Adopt-a-Solider. Supplemental funds from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Ticket sales at 9 a.m. Distribution at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. To sign up or for more information, contact Chuck at 715-635-9309, Bill at 715-468-4017 or Ardys at 715-222-4410. • Edward Zaloudek spaghetti dinner benefit, noon to 4 p.m., Tony’s Riverside, Spooner. Silent and live auctions. Monday, Nov. 14 • Diabetes education meeting, 2-3 p.m., in the classroom at Spooner Health System. Topics and speakers vary each month. For more information contact Claudia at 715-635-1217. Tuesday, Nov. 15 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 will meet at 7 p.m. at the lodge. • Salem Lutheran Church buffet-style chicken dinner, craft and bake sale, 4:30-7 p.m., 803 2nd Ave., Shell Lake.

Wednesday, Nov. 16 • Games and activities, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m., at the library, 501 1st St., Shell Lake. The public is welcome. • The Washburn County Humane Society open board meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. at the state patrol headquarters in Spooner. Call 715-635-4720 for more information. Thursday, Nov. 17 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting will be provided. Monday, Nov. 21 • Northern Lights Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St. (Hwy. K), Spooner. Feedback on photos, education and support. Beginners to professionals. • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group, 5 p.m. group activity, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6-7 p.m. meeting, Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. Info call 715-635-4669. Thursday, Nov. 24 • Lighting of the Christmas Celebration in Lights, 2011 Winter Wonderland, Shell Lake Municipal Campground and Park, 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Shell Lake Lions Club. Saturday, Nov. 26 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. Wednesday, Nov. 30 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner. December Thursday, Dec. 1 • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Contact person Betsy 715-520-7999. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted. Friday-Sunday, Dec. 2-4 • “An O. Henry Christmas” at Theater in the Woods, Shell Lake. For reservations call 715-468-4387 or online at Saturday, Dec. 3 • Shell Lake’s Holiday Saturday. Special events throughout the day. Tuesday, Dec. 6 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, Dec. 7 • Washburn County HCE all-member holiday luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Installation of officers. Bring items for food pantry. • Unit on Aging, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Free soup and sandwiches, Church of the Nazarene, 5:30 p.m. Call 715-635-3496 to confirm. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Washburn County Health Department Open Immunization Clinic, Spooner, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Walk-ins on that day only. Appointments are available on other days by calling 715-635-4400. Suggested donation of $5 per vaccination. Bring child’s immunization record. Thursday, Dec. 8 • The Shell Lake Lions Club will meet, 6:30 p.m., at the Shell Lake Community Center. • Fibromyalgia/CFS/Chronic Pain Support Group of Barron County meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Chetek Lutheran Church, Chetek. Coffee and refreshments served. Educational materials available to sign out. Call 715-651-9011 or 715-237-2798 for further information. Friday-Sunday, Dec. 9-11 • “An O. Henry Christmas” at Theater in the Woods, Shell Lake. For reservations call 715-468-4387 or online at Saturday, Dec. 10 • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Ticket sales at 9 a.m. Distribution at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. To sign up or for more information, contact Chuck at 715-635-9309, Bill at 715-468-4017 or Ardys at 715-222-4410. Monday, Dec. 12 • Diabetes education meeting, 2-3 p.m., in the classroom at Spooner Health System. Topics and speakers vary each month. For more information contact Claudia at 715-635-1217. Tuesday, Dec. 13 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. All stay-at-home or part-time-working moms welcome with their children.


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Indianhead Community Action Agency is looking for volunteers to help out in their thrift store and food pantry. Food pantry volunteers must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. Please stop in to ICAA at 608 Service Road and pick up an application or call 715-635-3975 for more information. ••• The Washburn County Area Humane Society is looking for volunteers to update and maintain their Web site and to research and apply for grants. For more information, call Susie at 715-468-2453 or e-mail ••• Terraceview Living Center Inc. is providing opportunities for talented volunteers skilled in group and 1:1 interactions with the elderly. Seeking services between 3-7 p.m. daily. There will be flexibility in scheduling your services. Orientation is provided. If you are interested please stop by their office and fill out an application. ••• Volunteer help at the Shell Lake Arts Center is needed for special occasions during the school year. We need help with the middle school honors band, bulk mailings, the piano festival, middle school honors choir and the Gala. If you are interested in volunteering please call 715-468-2414. ••• 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 ••• The Shell Lake Arts Center is in need of a volunteer with bookkeeping experience to work three to four hours per week between now and June 2012. Activities include payroll processing, bill payment and documentation, and communicating with the center’s finance committee. Familiarity with QuickBooks is essential. Contact Tara Burns at the SLAC if interested, 715-468-2414. ••• To publish a volunteer opportunity, submit it to us by Monday noon. E-mail it to, bring it to the office, or call 715-468-2314. Please list the type of volunteer work you need, as well as dates, times and length of service. Make sure to include your contact information, including your name and phone number. When the volunteer position is filled, please let us know so we can take it off the list. This service is offered free of charge in an effort to bring the community together so those that are looking for help can find those that are looking to help.



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Shell Lake Alano Club Meetings on CTH B, 2 blocks off Hwy. 63. All meetings are nonsmoking Sunday 10 a.m. AA 6 p.m. AA Beginners Monday Noon AA 5 p.m. GA Noon AA Tuesday 7 p.m. AA Wednesday 1 p.m. AA 7 p.m. NA Thursday 1 p.m. AA Al-Anon 7 p.m. Friday 2 p.m. AA 7 p.m. AA Step Saturday Noon AA 7 p.m. AA Fourth Saturday of every month, Pin Night with 5:30 p.m. potluck and 7 p.m. meeting.


Monday: Lifestyle weight management support group will meet at 4 p.m. Weigh-in, meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the dining room of Indianhead Medical Center in Shell Lake. Call Michelle Grady at 715-468-7833 for more information. Membership fee is $10 per year, dues 50 cents per week. • Partners of Veterans women’s support group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Counseling Associates in Siren, located across from the Burnett County Government Center. For more information, contact Julie YaekelBlack 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. 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. • The Washburn County Historical Society Research Room, 102 West Second Avenue, Shell Lake, open Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. throughout the year. • Bridge at Friendship Commons, Fourth Avenue, Shell Lake, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Practice your Bridge skills. Beginners welcome. Wednesday: Lakeland Family Resource Center open from noon to 3 p.m. • AA meeting, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. • 9 a.m. to noon, sewing at Shell Lake Senior Center. • Kidstime-Parentime at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 10 a.m. to noon. Learn, discuss and share ideas and experience to enrich parenting skills. Preselected art or play materials available for children of all ages. Kidstime-Parentime provides quality time for families, networking for parents and a social opportunity for both parents and children. The last Wednesday of the month a potluck lunch is held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday: AA meets at 7 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, Minong. • Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake. • Library Fun For Little Ones, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Shell Lake Public Library. A time for stories, craft and a snack. No age minimum or maximum for participants. Thursday and Monday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program, see listing above. ••• Amber Bednar, RN, Washburn County Health Department, is available at the public health office to provide breastfeeding basics, how-tos and postpartum support. Appointments can be made at 715-635-4400. Domestic abuse and sexual assault are crimes. Time-Out provides free, confidential victim support. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence in a relationship, please call 800-924-0556. The Washburn County Genealogy Research Room, 106-1/2 2nd Ave., Museum Hewitt Building, Shell Lake, is closed for the winter. The room can be opened upon request, weather permitting. Call 715635-7937 or 715-635-6450, for more information.

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TH Inc. board members and administrator break ground for the new senior duplex in Shell Lake. Shown (L to R): Tom Cusick, Dirk Benzer, Betty Hubin, Gary Davis, Mary Harrington, Kay Rand, TH board members; Sue Weathers, TH administrator; and Judi Kempin, board member. — Photo submitted SHELL LAKE — In an effort to meet the growing demand for quality senior housing in Shell Lake, the TH Inc. Board of Directors has approved the construction of another duplex on their expanding campus. For those not familiar with The Meadows Senior Campus, it currently provides assisted living for seniors at Glenview with 23 apartments and 12 special care units. In addition, there are currently five duplexes for independent senior living, with year-round maintenance provided by the Glenview staff. According to TH Inc. Board Chair Gary Davis, a retired architect from Eau Claire now living in the Long Lake area, the newest addition to the campus will be a little different model from those previously constructed. In order to try to meet the needs/wants of those who are

currently on a waiting list, the new duplex will have two-plus bedrooms, with a bath and a half. It will feature an open living room/kitchen with a slightly vaulted ceiling and skylights. The bonus room can be utilized as another bedroom, a craft room, a computer room, or just about anything one can imagine. Finally, the attached garage will be one and a half times as wide as a regular one-car garage, allowing for ample storage. Construction on the duplex will begin this fall, with completion scheduled for the spring of 2012. For more information about TH Inc., and its senior campus, you can log on to As you may already know, TH Inc. is a local, private, nonmember, nonstock, nonprofit corporation, represented by a local volunteer board of directors. — from TH

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SHELL LAKE — The Washburn County Sheriff’s Office has announced that, as of Tuesday, Nov. 1, client enrollment for Project Lifesaver has begun. Project Lifesaver is a search-and-rescue service designed to track and rescue vulnerable individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome and dementia. Washburn County Sheriff’s deputies have been trained and certified in the operation of the electronic equipment necessary to track clients that have been signed up for Project Lifesaver. Clients enrolled in the service wear a wristwatch-sized radio transmitter that allows for quick and efficient recovery of a wandering individual that has been reported missing by their caretaker. The Washburn County Sheriff’s Office is seeking out individuals or corporate partners as future funding sources for the purchase of transmitters worn by Project Lifesaver clients. The purchase

price of the transmitters is approximately $300. It is hoped that, through taking on community partners, no potential Project Lifesaver client would be unable to receive services due to financial constraints. If you are an individual or business that would like to become a partner with the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver, you could become a sponsor of a transmitter or become a donor toward the future purchase of transmitters used to track wandering individuals. Agencies utilizing the Project Lifesaver equipment have rescued over 2,000 clients and are currently reporting a 100-percent success rate in searches for their clients. For questions, or registration as a Project Lifesaver partner please contact the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office at 715468-4700 and direct your call to the Project Lifesaver Coordinator, Deputy Tyler Walsh. — from WCSO

The tamarack swamps have turned a golden warm color, otherwise on the cloudy damp and gray of Halloween Day it felt like November was here. It’s time to turn our clocks back on the weekend, Nov. 5, as daylight saving time ends. Twenty years have passed since the big Halloween snowstorm hit our area. This time out East they really got one for Halloween. Farmers are combining corn still in our area. It’s been a nice fall for getting things done. Folks were saddened to hear of the death of Linda Stodola, 64, Milwaukee, Virginia Stodola’s daughter-in-law. She passed away at the West Allis Hospital on Tuesday morning. Memorial services are planned to be held at Skinner Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 12. Besides her husband, Jim, she leaves son Jeff and wife Ann and grandsons Ryan and Eric. Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with the family. Visitors at Virginia Stodola’s this week were Gloria Frey, Jack and Judy Stodola, Onalaska, came Wednesday and Thursday to be with her; grandson Curt Stodola, Esko, Minn., came on Friday; and Virginia’s cousins Carmilla Johnson and Eunice Hylstead of Rice Lake spent Sunday afternoon with her. Dave and Cathy Stodola are on a trip overseas and were expected back Monday. Marilyn Zimmerman attended the oncea-month girls get-together of the Rice Lake class of 1972. This time it was held at the Country Inn, Haugen, with 12 attending. Last Saturday, Renee and Marilyn Zimmerman went to Hudson for friends Michelle and Josh Alter’s little son, Logan’s, 4th birthday. Marlene Hansen and her sisters hosted a baby shower, a Saturday brunch, for their niece, Michelle Saffer, held at Lynette Buehler’s in Rice Lake. Sunday, Lynette and Marlene took in the movie “Footloose” in Rice Lake. Vivian Bergman visited her aunt, Alyce, in New London, recently. Last weekend Viv’s brothers and nephews were over to work on their deer stands. They even tested out the snowmobiles. The Sarona Town Hall was full of folks at the meeting on closing the Sarona Post Office Wednesday night. They answered a lot of questions and say to write to our reps in Madison. I was happy to hear if it’s closed our addresses won’t change and it will mostly affect the boxholders in

Sarona. Rocky and Pat Semm’s 13-year-old grandson, Andrew Doanes, Rice Lake, came and helped Grandpa Rocky get in wood on the weekend. Roger Furchtenicht came and cleaned my stovepipes and chimney so a wood fire really feels good. Put Ed Zaloudek and family on your prayer list in his fight with pancreatic cancer. A benefit for them will be held at Tony’s Riverside in Spooner with a spaghetti feed at noon and also a silent and live auction. Mark that date, Saturday, Nov. 12, on your calendar. Anton and Gloria Frey, Pat Laurie and boys had Sunday supper at Jan’s. Congratulations to Dan and Heather Ripplinger who are proud parents of a new son, Lawson James, born Friday, Oct. 28, in Rice Lake, weighing in at 7 pounds 3 ounces. He joins two big brothers, Sabian and Myron and sister Raeleigh. Al Loew spent the weekend in Des Moines, Iowa, at the motocross races from his Amsoil business. I and granddaughter Sara and daughter Mary Marschall went to Eau Claire Friday where Mary had a procedure done at Oak Leaf. She is fighting kidney stones. Put my sister, Sharon Wilber, Webster, on your prayer list. She had spent the past week in St. Mary’s, Duluth, Minn., for tests after collapsing while shopping. Sandi Vogt spent several days in the Twin Cities at her mom’s after she had cataract surgery on her second eye. Richelle Hanson and kids were going the back way home Saturday night and stopped by the Fuernot Farm where they saw they were milking. They stopped to watch and enjoyed a little tour. Bailee and Cade thought it was awesome. Happy birthday this week to Bev Helmer, Carol Williams, Alex Roeser, Megan Stodola, Wilber Prock, McKenzie Anderson and Bob LeMoine, Nov. 3; Debbie Benjamin and Bev Root, Nov. 4; Jean Hentsch and Jesse Gronning, Nov. 5; Craig Pearson, Dusty Marker, Daryl Andrews and Jimmie Morevec, Nov. 6; Austin Butterfield turns Nov. 7; Andy Kubista, Michael Irvine and Jessica Zimmerman, Nov. 8; Cathy Roe, Nov. 9. Have a fun one! Wishes to Wayne and Mari Berman for a happy anniversary on Nov. 5 and John and Lynda Sauer and Norman and Donna Pokorny, Nov. 7.

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LONG LAKE — The Long Lake Recycling Site will close for the winter months, Nov. 1-April 1. All of the same services are provided by 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 24 hours a day and accepts singlestream collection of recyclables including

tin, aluminum, newspaper and magazines, glass, paper products, and No. 1 and No. 2 plastic bottles. Please no automotive bottles or deli containers regardless of number. If you have any questions regarding recycling in Washburn County, please call Jen at the recycling office at 715-6352197. — from RCC


by Diane Dryden TREGO — Frank Distad, Trego, spends one Monday night each month in Spooner with the Northern Lights Camera Club at Trinity Lutheran Church. Before going to his first class nearly two years ago he only pulled out his camera for pictures of the grandchildren and maybe to shoot a few photos for the newsletter he and his wife send out to report on their work as American Missionary Fellowship missionaries. In 1987, this couple from Michigan came to the area to work with kids, taking over for a couple that was retiring. Since first coming they have expanded their work to include adult Bible studies, and teen ministries including hayrides and lock-ins. Distad has even been serving as pastor to the Barron Evangelical Free Methodist Church for the past six years. “The friendliness of the club was what drew me to return,” said Distad. “I was a real beginner, but they all encouraged me and because of that encouragement I found myself out in a swampy area to shoot white swans in dark water, filling the assignment for the month, a photo showing opposites. I was surprised and pleased when I won and got my photo in the Register.” It was a poster for the club that piqued Distad’s interest and he’s been an enthusiast ever since, enthusiast to the point of purchasing a new single lens reflex camera, commonly called an SLR. The camera opened a whole world of possibilities and with his time with the club and their assignment and critique he felt confident enough to include photography in his missionary life. “I started a photo club in Barron for college kids last year and I had a great group. They came from Rice Lake, Eau Claire and Ladysmith and along with lending cameras for them to use, I also included time to talk about God and his son, Jesus. This year I want to work with

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the underprivileged kids who live in Barron so they can shoot photos and discover not only their own creativity, but to also see how our loving heavenly Father made this beautiful Earth just for us to discover and enjoy.” Distad prefers shooting nature, but still does the grandpa thing with the family as well as taking photos at the Bible camp they hold each summer to be included in the newsletter. But there are days that he’s on the banks of some lake snapping a photo of the setting sun reflecting its final golden rays on a wooden dock post or in Superior getting pictures of the giant water sprays nearly covering a pier while getting thoroughly soaked in the process. He loves visiting Crex Meadows in Grantsburg where there are 1,500 square miles of wildlife, wetland and prairie restoration and hundreds of opportunities for great photos. The club’s leadership group meets a week before the regular meeting to decide on the theme for the meeting and the photos that go with the theme. At the meeting, everyone shares their knowledge of all aspects of photography, from the professionals to the beginners, making this a group that appeals to everyone. The club began almost 10 years ago and they’ve morphed into a larger group that actively shares a common interest by including field trips during the year. In early September several members rose at 3 a.m. in order to be ready to shoot the fall colors by beating the sun coming up at Split Rock State Park in Two Harbors, Minn. They’re regular visitors to the Potter’s Shed in Shell Lake to shoot and a photo show was held in their honor this summer as well as a show that was held at the old Black Iris Studio in Spooner. “This club opened my eyes to see everything differently,” says Distad. “The clouds took on a whole new meaning for me as did flowers in my wife’s garden. One of the first photos I ever took was of one of her lilies of the valley.

Shell Lake Lions vision screening group

The Shell Lake Lions did vision screenings at Faith Lutheran Preschool in Spooner on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 11 and 12. Early vision screening can help find problems in young children that may otherwise go undetected. Vision screeners shown in the back row (L to R): Vern Lokken, Bill Taubman, Jacqueline Avery, Sue Vold, Dave Vold, Rudy Kessler and Sharon Kessler. Teacher Cheryl Gozdzalski is shown sitting with the children. The Lions remind you to recycle your used eyeglasses. They will give the gift of sight to those less fortunate. — Photo submitted

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Pastor Frank Distad is amazed at what he’s learned the past two years in the Northern Lights Camera Club. — Photo by Diane Dryden

“You never know when a shot is going to turn out really great. I had focused on these two eagles as they sat in the tree and before I could click the shutter they took off, each in a different direction, giving much more depth to the shot.” — Photo by Frank Distad

I used my computer to turn the colored photo into a black-and-white print and the results were spectacular. It’s one of my favorite shots and I liked it so much that I had it reprinted into a much larger print and now it hangs in our living room.” If you’ve ever been interested in photography but were afraid to check out the class, you might want to consider the Northern Lights Camera Club whose next meeting is Monday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St. (CTH K), Spooner. After all, these are the folks whose assignments are cool, like a few months ago the subject to photograph and bring to One of Distad’s first photos was of a flower in his class was simply called, red. yard. After getting the color shot he turned it into a Distad’s blog spot is fdis- more dramatic black and white. — Photo by Frank Distad

Dedication held for Lorraine Glassing Villa

by Jessica Beecroft SPOONER – A dedication and open house was hosted Wednesday, Oct. 26, by the Wisconsin Housing Ministry Partnership for the Lorraine Glassing Villa. The new apartment building is located at 1204 Paulson Drive in Spooner. Mary Vinopal has been the director of housing development for Wisconsin for 36 years. Vinopal shared that “Between Minnesota and Wisconsin, only 24 units are built with government funding each year. The Lorraine Glassing Villa received the funds for eight units out of that 24.” The Lorraine Glassing Villa is an eightunit building for independent living built specifically for the needs of individuals with physical or developmental disabilities. The building contains one-, two- and three-bedroom units that are 100 percent accessible, as well as a community room, laundry facilities and extra storage for each resident. The building was dedicated to Lorraine Glassing, a former employee of Impact Seven Inc. Glassing dedicated more than 18 years to I-7 and was a strong supporter of I-7’s mission of assisting the low-income disadvantaged citizens in the state of Wisconsin through economic development, housing development, real estate development and property management. The Lorraine Glassing Villa is owned by Lake Gates Housing Development Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Impact Seven Inc. The building is a project of the Wisconsin Housing Ministry Partnership, a partnership of the Wisconsin Council of Churches, the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin of the Evangelical Church in America, the United Church of Christ and the Wisconsin Synod of the United Methodist Church and Impact

Mary Vinopal, director of housing development for the state of Wisconsin, spoke at the Lorraine Glassing open house in Spooner. - Photo by Jessica Beecroft

Seven, Inc. Organized in 1989, WHMP’s mission is to assist in the provision of affordable housing throughout Wisconsin. Since its inception, WHMP has developed 907 units and acquired and preserved an additional 79 existing units in 44 communities throughout Wisconsin. Impact Seven Inc. is a 41-year-old private, nonprofit community economic development corporation based in Almena. I-7 is a treasury-certified community development financial institution specializing in business finance and development, affordable housing development, property management and community organizing and development consultation. For more information on Lorraine Glassing Villa, or other properties, call 800-685-9353.



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Lakers volleyball ends with a great season

The Shell Lake girls team prepares for their game with Rib Lake on Thursday, Oct. 27. Playing as a team, this young squad made it to the first round of the sectionals, losing to a very good Rib Lake team in three games. — Photos by Larry Samson

Shania Pokorny goes up for a spike as her teammate, Kellie Myers, watches closely.

Jen Cassel setting up the ball as teammate Kellie Myers comes up on the attack. Cassel had three kills for the night while Meyers accounted for six kills.

by Larry Samson SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Lakers volleyball team finished their season Thursday, Oct. 27, in an unlikely game, the first game of the sectionals. Losing in three games 25-19, 25-15 and 25-17 to Rib Lake, the underclassmen came away stronger for the experience while the graduating seniors came away sadder as they finished their last game. The team will come away with many memories of a Cinderella postseason that gave them the opportunity to show their fans that they were better than the 10-1 regular season. In postseason they went on a nine-match winning streak finishing 3-1. Graduating seniors Jen Cassel, Kel-

Emmalee Statz with a dig. Playing in her last varsity volleyball game, she had 22 defensive digs.

lie Myers and Emmalee Statz were freshmen when the Lakers were in their last sectional playoff in 2008, where they lost to a Rib Lake team. They leave behind a foundation that will be competitive in the Central Lakeland Conference, a conference that is loaded with talented volleyball teams. Shell Lake, Turtle Lake, Cameron and Clayton all made it to the regional finals. Shell Lake and Turtle Lake advanced to sectionals, Cameron lost to Regis in Division 3, and Clayton lost to Turtle Lake. The only area team to advance on to state is the Grantsburg Pirates who defeated Regis in three matches 26-24, 25-21 and 25-15. This will be their fourth trip to state in as many years.

Lakers support team

Hannah Cassel setting up the ball while teammate Shania Pokorny anticipates and plans her next move.

Members of the Spooner volleyball team, Carly Dubek, Ellen Reidt, Hannah Berkesch, Taylor Roman, Clare Ringlien and Paige Neimec, showed up to support the Shell Lake volleyball team in their sectional playoff game. —Photo by Larry Samson




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Spooner didn’t make it through the playoffs

Tyler Cornell slices trough the Somerset special teams unit on this opening kickoff. The hole was made possible with blocking from Jordan Shaver and Ian Strasburg. Spooner scored first and led 8-0 in the first quarter losing 34-8 in Level 2 of the Division 4 playoffs held Saturday, Oct. 29, at Spooner. — Photos by Larry Samson

Bo Sahr eyes up the Somerset defense using his blockers, Errick Kafura and Tyler Boutwell, on this kickoff return.

Capping off an outstanding season, Brandon Shutt powers through the hole created by linemen Eric Bitney and Ian Strasburg.

Youth wrestler from Webster takes third in Iowa

Sophomore quarterback Gavin Anderson gets the ball off under pressure from the Somerset defense. The pass was completed to tight end Eric Bitney.



Kale Hopke, a second-grader from Webster, wrestled in the USA preseason National Folkstyle Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the University of Northern Iowa. Hopke took third place. – Photo submitted

Junior High Boys Basketball Thursday, Nov. 3: Vs. Clayton, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8: At Prairie Farm High School, 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11: Vs. Cameron, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15: Vs. Turtle Lake, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29: At Northwood High School, 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1: Vs. Clear Lake, at SLAC, 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5: At Clayton High School, 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8: Vs. Prairie Farm, at SLAC, 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12: At Cameron Middle School, 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16: At Turtle Lake High School, 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19: Vs. Northwood, 5 p.m.


Spooner High School production of “The Teahouse of the August Moon.”

Sakini, played by Lynsey Hanley, and Lotus Blossom, played by Ellie Olson, represent the cultural spread in Occupied Japan, a poor lower-class boy and a revered geisha girl.

In a classic scene, Captain Fisby, played by Cory Peck, tested the local “hooch” as Lynsey Hanley and Andrew Temple watch.

Captain Fisby prepares for his new assignment in the remote Japanese village of Tobiki. The only question left is, how did they get a National Guard Jeep on stage? Kenzie Miller, Taylor Bednar, Beth Kujala, Lynsey Hanley and Cory Peck in one of the funniest scenes of the play. — Photos by Larry Samson

Seniors Lynsey Hanley and Cory Peck will be remembered for their roles as Sakini and Captain Fisby in the Spooner High School production of “The Teahouse of the August Moon.” The senior class play ran Oct. 27-29. Hanley and Peck have been involved in Theatre In the Woods productions as well as school productions.

St. Francis Halloween

LEFT: John Hoellen morphed into another dimension for Halloween. ABOVE: Once upon a time there was this princess and she wanted a little prince, so she kissed a frog. He stayed a froggy, and she turned into a cute little witch. Max Paffel and Gracelyn Hoecherl at the St. Francis Halloween Party held at the bewitching hour on Saturday, Oct. 29. RIGHT: On one day of the year you get to be anyone you want to be. Sophia DelFiacco wanted to be Little Red Riding Hood, Tiana Barrett wanted to be Grand Master T rap star from the Hood, and Audi Blonk was a softball player. — Photos by Larry Samson


Coming soon to Northern Wisconsin – healthy lifestyles

SHELL LAKE — “I’m pretty excited to have the opportunity to work with this program,” said Shell Lake School District Superintendent Jim Connell. “And not just ours, but that of the whole consortium. I know what it’s done for other communities.” So what exactly is this program? In terms of resources being brought into rural communities, this is a big one. Northwestern Wisconsin rural grant coalition New Paradigm Partners has once again been awarded a muchneeded federal grant for the northern school districts of Luck, Birchwood, Shell Lake, New Auburn and Northwood. The purpose of the Carol M. White Grant is, among other things, to improve education regarding fitness and healthy eating, and promoting lifestyles that include lifelong physical activities (see overview below). Connell is looking forward to the things his school district will be able to do as a part of the program. “It will allow us to replace outdated equipment,” he said. “We will be able to increase the number of teachers participating in professional development and have teachers trained in specific curriculum.” This grant also fits with initiatives that the Shell Lake School District has already begun, such as a summer gardening program where some of the vegetables that

the students grow are later cooked in the cafeteria and served as part of the school lunches. Jean Serum, superintendent for the Northwood School District, hopes that the grant will have a lasting impact on students all the way from Pre-K through 12th grade. “Not only in physical education,” she said. “But in overall health and wellness.” This same sentiment is echoed by Superintendent Rick Palmer of the Luck School District. “We are extremely grateful to get this grant,” he said. “Our budgets are shrinking every year. This will really help.” Palmer has wished to replace old fitness equipment for a long time, a wish that will now be realized. And he is looking forward to revamping the physical education equipment as well as getting appropriate training for his staff. He is also excited about bringing outside agents into this community health quest. “This grant requires a school and community link,” he said. He envisions a community effort in teaching the children how to eat healthy, at least two fruits and three vegetables daily, on a budget. “The fact that five school districts are pulling together to accomplish all this makes a lot of resources and knowledge available to all of us,” said Palmer.

Sherry Timmerman-Goodpaster has a strong belief in cooperation and community involvement. “What I was hoping when I wrote this grant,” TimmermanGoodpaster said, “was to put together a comprehensive fitness and nutrition plan that utilizes the community as a partner with the school and builds upon other prevention work already under way by New Paradigm Partners.” The purpose of the Carol M. White Physical Education Program is to provide funds to local educational agencies and community-based organizations — including faith-based organizations — to initiate, expand and improve physical education programs — including afterschool programs — for students in one or more grades from kindergarten through 12 in order to make progress toward meeting state standards for physical education by providing funds for equipment, support, and the training and education of teachers and staff. In order to receive funding, each applicant must design and implement a program that clearly aligns to state standards for physical education and provides for one

or more of the following elements: • Fitness education and assessment to help students understand, improve or maintain physical well-being. • Instruction in motor skills and physical activities designed to enhance the physical, mental or social or emotional development. • Development of, and instruction in, cognitive concepts about motor skills and physical fitness that support healthy lifestyles. • Opportunities to develop positive social and cooperative skills through physical activity participation. • Instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition; and • Opportunities for professional development for physical education teachers to stay abreast of current research, issues and trends in physical education. For more information about New Paradigm Partners, contact Sherry Timmermann-Goodpaster, 715-354-3391, or go to Web site — from NPP

Area Writer’s corner

Our words and how they define us

by Mary B. Olsen, Shell Lake We can lie about our age and dress like a teenager, but the words we use will always betray us. Words are as good as wrinkles to tell the world how old we are. You don’t have to stop using your favorite, comfortable and expressive words because they define our generations. What we can do is add some of the newer terms we hear to our quaint, oldfashioned vocabulary. For some reason I can’t make the jump from groovy to rad. For me, remembering terms from the 1940s, as well as hearing parents and grandparent use their favorite slang words, the colorful way people talked and wrote in the print media and in entertainment, was what made me love language. I always wanted to add more words, rather than simply adopt the newer ones. My mother once told me, when I asked her, that she was a flapper. She said they called young women flappers, so she must have been one. She said she danced the Charleston and wore silk stockings and some friends would say things like “Twenty-three skidoo,” and, “You’re the cat’s pajamas.” When I was in grade school the young people and the movies we saw told us the people danced the jitterbug. By the time I went to high school, the hops were very tame dances held at school with someone playing phonograph records. Sometimes they played a fast dance, but nobody jitterbugged. There was always polka, which was regional, I suppose. During World War II and during the years right after, everything changed quickly. I think we were more influenced by movies, and the terms they used became ours. And we read novels and magazines. They still had the big bands, swing, jazz, and we learned to use some of their words. Many of our terms in everyday language probably came from movies, and the popular music of the time. People weren’t as mobile so we used more regional terms. When my younger brother was going to dances, they were dancing by themselves on the dance floor. No more cheek-to-cheek. Rock and roll was coming in. Some of the slang terms of the 1950s stayed with us. We took sayings from

popular music. We said things like, “Jeepers! Creepers!” “If I knew you were comin’ I’d have baked a cake.” And we might say, “See you later, Alligator! After while, Crocodile!” or “Good-night Irene.” Then in the 1960s we had an avalanche of new words for things with different meanings, when many young people were striking out for independence. They had their own words and some of them seeped down into the national vocabulary. I think there were new words for people in authority. For example, old man and old lady, for parents, and fuzz, for police. Young people lived in a pad. Where we dressed up, they were decked out. Cool was good. Groovy was passe. Someone who was not cool was a nerd, or a square, or a drag. Hip was good. Keen-o was very cool. Fab was really great, like a short way of saying fabulous. We had new words that came from surfing, as on beaches with big waves. Then another kind of surfing came along. People who used the mail instead of the new electronic means for communicating entered the computer age. There were no more typewriters. But lots of electronic transfer of language using special terms and the new age of the copying machine throwing out carbon paper. If they don’t have a printer at home, people will pay 10 cents to copy a recipe, or an address, and think nothing of it. We heard a lot of talk about the changes that would come and make writing on paper obsolete. Actually, the paper use increased as never before, and the new forms of writing expanded, as well. You needn’t feel bummed out (this is a term meaning sad, if you haven’t heard it defined before) about the strange new terms. Learning some newer terms is a gas (which means it is fun), and you can pick and choose the ones you like. I think using the latest language today is boss. Maybe that means a really good thing. One thing about words, you can try them on for size and if they don’t fit, you don’t have to keep them.

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Lori and Lyndon Becker, Spooner, are proud to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Stephanie Lynn, to Keith Allan Mechtel, Shell Lake, son of Pam Graupmann and Sam Mechtel. The couple plan to be married Dec. 17, 2011, at the Spooner Wesleyan Church. Stephanie works at Terraceview Living Center as a certified nursing assistant and plans to start her registered nurse schooling the summer of 2012. Keith has started his lifelong dream as a dairy farmer. — Photo by Laurie Stellrecht

Heart Lake news

It was a happy Halloween on a gray Monday morning. I’m sure it didn’t dampen the mood for the trick-or-treaters. Our sympathy to the family of Sally Smejkal, a resident at Glenview who passed away Wednesday. She was such a sweet gal and we will miss her. Mary and John Marschall attended a birthday party for Darryl Marshall with a bonfire in River Falls for relatives and friends. Happy birthday to you Darryl. They keep on coming don’t they? On Saturday evening, Mavis and Roger Flach stopped over at Steve and Jody’s here in our area to see the costumes and decorations they will have at their Halloween party Saturday night. Lillian Ullom stopped at the Methodist church Sunday morning after services at Salem. A few ladies had charge of the service and her daughter, Donna Ness, reported on her trip to Mexico last year. I’ve

heard they may go to Joplin, Mo., to help out with the tornado victims. Good for you and your crew. Louisa Schade was here over the weekend to visit her Mortensen family. They all enjoyed supper at Florence Carlson’s Saturday evening. On Sunday evening, they were going to Margaret Jones for her special spaghetti. On Sunday Judy and Myron Bolterman met some of Judy’s relatives in Eau Claire for their 29th wedding anniversary, eating out at Famous Dave’s. Happy anniversary to you! Shaun Turpin and Wallace Whittler came up from Indiana to help Wendell Lee Turpin with his house that he is building. On Sunday morning at the First Pentacostal Church in Spooner they had a chili contest. First place went to Mike Okonek, Pastor Wittkus took second and Steve Minot came in third. Sounds like fun and

tasty on a cool morning. Last Monday, Helen V. Pederson treated tenants here to cake and ice cream for her birthday Oct. 25. Tuesday evening, Jeff Pederson and Helen met Larry and Sue Winner at the Prime in Trego and were treated to Helen’s birthday dinner. It was delicious! Happy birthday to Jeff Pederson who celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 1. On Saturday, Jeff and his boys Jerid, Nick, Brent and Aaron all went hunting together and I’m sure a lot of visiting. Birthday greetings here to Tommie Palmer who also celebrated on Oct. 25. Saturday afternoon Larry and Sue Winner surprised Helen Pederson by stopping on their way home from St. Cloud, Minn., where Larry took in a Lions seminar. Life is like a shower – one wrong turn and you’re in hot water.

Sympathy is extended to Jessica DeFilippo and family due to the death of Jessica’s husband, John. He died Oct. 28. Pam and Bob Bentz came home Tuesday from a five-day trip to Alton, Ill. They spent time visiting a number of family members. On Monday, they had a celebration of life for Pam’s son, David, who was killed in a car accident earlier this month. David would have been 36 on that Monday. Jim Pearson called on Lawrence and

Nina Hines Thursday. On Friday, Nancy and Steve Hagen visited Nina and Lawrence. Bob and Pam Bentz were Friday evening visitors of Hank and Karen Mangelsen. Roger and Sue Mroszak visited them Saturday night. Lida and Don Nordquist were guests of Donna and Gerry Hines for breakfast Saturday. Weekend visitors of Lawrence and Nina Hines were Ashley, Aubrey, Jenny, Chad,

Chris and Colin Harrison. Don Nordquist, Hank Mangelsen and Jill Nordquist visited Roy Nordquist Saturday. Karen and Hank Mangelsen attended the open house for Chet and June Peterson in Spooner Saturday afternoon. The celebration was in honor of June and Chet’s 60th wedding anniversary. Clarence and Bonnie DeLawyer visited Tim and Trudy DeLawyer over the weekend.

prizes. Naturally there was plenty of food, too - hot dogs, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fresh veggies, cookies, cupcakes and punch. Needless to say, everyone went home very full and happy. Shirley Albee has some very nice kids. Her daughters, Tonja, Tammy, Sandy and Kathy, and Kathy’s granddaughter, Carmen Bever, showed up at her place on Saturday and did all the fall yard work. Shirley said that it was a good thing Clarence Bever was with them to keep the girls in line. If you know the Albee daughters, you know that would be a pretty tough job for any man. Shirley said that the yard looked fantastic when they finished on Saturday, then the wind started blowing Saturday night and there are more leaves on the ground. That’s OK, they make good mulch. Oh, Carmen was one of the many kids that participated in the Halloween party, too. She was dressed in a

shiny blue dress with a white apron. I think she was Alice in Wonderland, but I’m not sure. Devon Snowbank and Erynn Hoff were the delegates from Cumberland FFA who traveled to Indianapolis for the FFA North Convention in October. They attended a career show, talked to some college reps, went to a Dan Weldon memorial service at the Indy Speedway and went to Hoosier Park, where they talked to jockeys and got to see some fantastic racehorses. Devon said that it was great to be able to see what goes on behind the scenes at the racetrack. There was also a huge mall right next to their hotel, which impressed the girls. Devon said that the entire trip was wonderful, except for the charter bus ride, which was very long and boring, about 15 hours. I might have mentioned this before, but we (the members of Barronett Lutheran) are very proud to have such a nice young lady (Devon) as a part of our congregation. Pooch and Ken Olson were at their home in Barronett this past week, and had breakfast with Duane and me at the Red Brick after church Sunday morning. Ken is looking much better since his surgery, and seems to be feeling pretty good. It’s nice to see him back so soon after the health scare. Gary and Cheryl Lehmann hosted a family dinner on Sunday evening at their home in Cumberland. Guests were Marguerite Andersen, Erin, Aaron and Miles Lehmann, Heidi and Cary Diesterhaft and

DeShaun, and Don and Anitia Lehmann. Gary and Cheryl are great cooks and everyone enjoyed eating and visiting. Kevin O’Neal was in the area on Saturday and stopped by Don and Anitia’s home for a visit. Roger Dutilly called this past week to ask how our sauerkraut turned out. It’s delicious, actually. Roger said that he made some with Chance and Carol Farlow, and that they made it in a 5-gallon plastic bucket and that it turned out great. He said that they put caraway seeds in theirs. We didn’t. Sounds good. Isn’t it amazing how much better stuff tastes when you make it yourself? Did you watch the Vikings game on Sunday afternoon? They finally won another game, which makes two for the year. Yea! Anyway, Duane has discovered one thing the Vikings lead the league in — arrests. It’s true. There was an article in the paper about it, and you know that everything you read in the paper is absolutely correct. Makes a fan proud, doesn’t it? Our sympathy goes out to the family of Velma Bever, who passed away last week. Our sympathy also goes out to Barronett’s postmaster, Billy Janssen, whose father passed away last week. I guess that’s about it from Barronett this week. Please remember to be at the women’s meeting at Barronett Lutheran on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. See you later.

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The Barronett Civic Club Halloween party was an even bigger hit this year than in the past. And the costumes that the little ones were wearing were so cute. There were a couple of little girls dressed as Dorothy from the “Wizard of Oz,” a couple of little farmers with IH tractors, witches, Power Rangers, fairy-tale characters, insects, dinosaurs; well, you get the idea. This year the civic club members made a haunted lab in the little room that we sell pie from during the Color Fest. It was pretty impressive — dark with glowing test tubes filled with who knows what, a great big rat (not a real one, thank goodness) and a mad scientist. The cakewalk seemed to be very popular again this year. There must have been about 15 cakes, so that took up a good portion of the time. And, of course, there were all kinds of other games where kids could win lots of









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Come Saturday into Sunday morning we find we get to turn our clocks back one hour. Won’t that be great to have an extra hour of sleep? Happy birthday to Glen Knoop on his special day, Nov. 4, with many more to come. Nov. 5, a very happy birthday to Carter Melton and to Dustin Lee as they celebrate together with many more to come. A very happy birthday to Marvin Knoop on his birthday Nov. 6, with many more Marv. I believe Marv turns 80 years young. Happy birthday to Don Trott, Sara Petz, Marie Andrea and to Chloe Babclik all on Nov. 6. Many more to each of you. A very happy anniversary to Carl and Beth Meister as they celebrate 47 years together. Many more to you. Happy anniversary to Al and Hilda Sommerfeld on Nov. 7 when they celebrate 58 years together. Many more to you. Happy birthday wishes go out to Dawn Kane and Ray Schultz on Nov. 8 with many more to both of you. Happy birthday wishes go out to Josh Dorriott and to Gabe Hanson when he turns 3 years old on Nov. 8. Happy birthday wishes go out to Dennis Swan on his special day Nov. 9 with many more to come. Our deepest sympathy to the family of John DeFilippo as he passed away Friday. He will be dearly missed by his family, relatives and friends. Sympathy to the family of Darrell Petz as he passed away Saturday. He will be missed by his family, relatives and many friends. Saturday found Mike and Nancy Murray and Nicole, Christopher and Lucas Hulleman, Steve Hulleman and Jack and Ginny Schnell at their mom’s getting up her wood for this winter. What a great thing for her family to do. Saturday found Chad and Colleen Jensen and their daughter, Izzy, flying to Florida to spend a week of vacation and to get to Disney World. They will come home Saturday. An old-timer, Alvin Honetor, 83, who lives in Rice Lake is now in a wheelchair. He tells us his legs just don’t want to move anymore. It’s sad to hear this as Alvin was so active. Table Talk: Would you like to put money in the bank? I’m sure you would. Try living in poverty one week a month. Cut out all the extras you enjoy. This means no going out to eat, no movie rentals, no shopping, no going


by Pauline Lawrence

to visit as it takes gas, no using a vehicle, no buying coffee or snacks at work. Put the money you have saved in a savings account and watch it grow. A great idea but it’s a little much don’t ya think? Who came home from North Dakota? Well, it’s Nate Petersen! Yes, Nate is done with combining in North Dakota. He said he didn’t get a lot of work this summer as in the south they didn’t get much crops. He worked for four brothers combining. Two brothers own the land and two combine it and they hired Nate to do it. So he gets home for the winter and plans on getting a job here. On Saturday, I got a bigger envelope from Rylee and Reyana Ladd with the pictures they drew. Rylee is now 7 and she has a real knack for art as it’s her favorite in school. She does a terrific job of drawing. Reyana, who is 4, drew me some Halloween pictures also and were really neat. Come Dec. 17 we find Keith Mechtel and Stephanie Becker are getting married at the Wesleyan Church in Spooner with a reception and dance at the Shell Lake Community Center. Way to go! Don Denotter is in the hospital with pneumonia at this time. Please keep him in your special thoughts and prayers. Sunday at Cecil and Evelyn Melton’s was Family Prayer Sunday. A number of their children were there bringing a dish to pass. Saturday, Butch and Loretta VanSelus took care of two of Matthew and Cory’s children while their folks went with Megan to Duluth, Minn., where she performed in gymnastics. The VanSeluses had Reyna and Jameson for the day. News from the Fjelstad Palace finds Monday Kris went to Eau Claire to see Bob’s sister, Nancy LeAzott, taking her an early birthday gift from her garden and Kris canned this up. Nancy was so happy, Kris tells us, with the gift. Later Kris joined her other sisters, Pat Kage and Marjorie Craemer, and the sisters went over to another sister’s, Kitty and Jeff Strassman’s house. The purpose of going to Kitty’s house was to see their niece, Jessica Guerard, and her honey, Ryan, who is in the military. They have four children and stopped to visit on their way. Ryan was stationed at Walter Reed and was on his way to Fort Lewis, Wash. He is to be deployed to Afghanistan. Also there were Kris’ daughter, Mona Myers and son Zach, and Marjorie’s sons, Nick and Max, and

Kitty and Jeff’s new daughter-in-law Kristine. Tuesday, Kris came home after staying overnight with Pat Kage. Monday, Bob visited Elmer Talbert. Tuesday, Mark Knoop visited Bob. Wednesday, Gladys Knoop and Elmer Talbert visited Bob and Kris. Saturday, Jim Patten visited Bob and Kris. Also Bob and Kris visited Gary and Sue Peterson. Sunday Bob visited Gary Peterson. Talking with Lynn Smith on Sunday she says in two weeks, Sunday, Nov. 13, it will be the last day they are open until next year. Oh yes, I found out about Lynn’s delicious donuts, and all the other sweets she names. Want to know what makes it so good and special? Well in each little donut and others she puts a little love. Sunday supper guests at Beth and Garry

Crosby’s were Glen and Lorraine Crosby, Kathy Spears, and Gene and Donna Crosby. Garry and Beth attended visitation for an old friend, Helen Zepczak at Ashland. Talking with my favorite sister, Marie Quam, we find they wrapped up their combining of corn on Sunday. Way to go! Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!

by Shawn Johnson

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LA CROSSE — Rebecca E. Hrdlicka, Birchwood, received her Bachelor of Science degree with a political science major from UW-La Crosse. — from The Link

Plan in state Senate would attract businesses by offering discount on energy bill

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John D. DeFilippo

John Dennis DeFilippo, 48, Hertel, died Oct. 28, 2011, at his home in the arms of his loved ones. Born in Waukegan, Ill., on June 13, 1963, and raised in Gurnee, Ill., John, his wife and two daughters moved to Hertel in 2000 where his outgoing disposition made him quick friends with just about everyone. John loved hot rods, hot sauce, flatulence, and most of all, his family. He worked dawn to dusk to provide for his family, through his initial cancer diagnosis 15 years ago, and up until an arm amputation placed him on disability. He was an amazing judge of character, a handyman extraordinaire and a prolific defender of friends and family. Whether he be our son, brother, uncle, cousin, husband, father, grandfather or friend, he was always exceptional and it will forever be an honor to call him ours. John is survived by his wife of 26 years, Jessica; his children, David (Kim) Stiegleiter, Lindenhurst, Ill., Jonathan Stiegleiter, McHenry, Ill., Raven (Joe) Dibble, Springfield, Ill., Jacqueline DeFilippo, Robbinsdale, Minn.; grandson Mason Stiegleiter, Lindenhurst, Ill.; and many beloved family and friends. Funeral services were held privately according to John’s wishes. A public memorial and celebration of John’s life will be held at Tony’s Restaurant in Spooner on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Senior Lunch Menu

Monday, Nov. 7: Barbecued drumsticks, macaroni and cheese, french-cut beans, ice cream, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Tuesday, Nov. 8: Meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes, stewed tomatoes, mandarin oranges, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Wednesday, Nov. 9: Bountiful bean soup, crackers, fruit juice, ham and Swiss on whole wheat, butterscotch pudding, milk, coffee. Thursday, Nov. 10: Roast pork, maple-glazed sweet potatoes, buttered beets, pear halves, bread, butter, beverages. Friday, Nov. 11: Turkey cutlet, gravy, mashed potatoes, marinated vegetables, cook’s choice cookie, bread, butter, beverages. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Call 715-468-4750.

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Edgar M. Lane

Edgar M. Lane, 83, of Elk Grove, Calif., died Oct. 10, 2011, at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Sacramento, Calif. Edgar was born July 8, 1928, in Shell Lake, to Chauncey and Mabel Lane. He attended and graduated from South Dewey Grade School in May 1942. Edgar graduated from Shell Lake High School in May 1946. Edgar worked for the DHIA in Shell Lake testing milk for local farmers before going into military service during the Korean War as a military police. After being honorably discharged in 1954, he was em-

ployed at the Shell Lake Boat Factory. About February 1960 he left for Sacramento, Calif., where he worked in a foundry for a short time. After that he was employed at the Army Depot as a military police. Edgar retired from there in 1988. Edgar was preceded in death by his parents, sister Thelma Lane and niece Nancy Scalzo. He is survived by sisters Carol Lane and Alice Scalzo, nephews Leonard (Colleen), Frank (Penny) and Timothy J. Scalzo; grand-nephews Gabe and Timothy D. Scalzo. A military service was held Oct. 24 at National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif. Gormley Funeral Home, Sacramento, Calif., was entrusted with arrangements.

Peggy Strabel, 86, Siren, died Oct. 29, 2011. She was born on May 27, 1925, in Rice Lake to Karl and Mina Langland. She grew up in the Town of Madge in Washburn County were she attended school and went to the Madge Evergreen Church. In 1969, she married Richard Strabel. Together they bought and operated Waldora Farm and established the Strabel Ambulance Service. They retired from farming in 1988 when their son, Daniel, took over the farm. They continued to operate the ambulance service as Strabel Medical Transport until 1994 when they retired completely. Peggy and Dick attended the Calvary Covenant Church in Alpha for 25 years, and the Siren Covenant Church for six years where they renewed their wedding vows in 1999. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Kyes; husband, Richard; son, Michael Kyes; stepdaughters, Barbara Baker and Bonnie Hams; four grandchildren; her parents; brothers, Jack and George; and sister, Lorraine.

She is survived by her children, Jim Kyes, Judy (Louis) Branton, Patrick (Sharlene) Kyes, Kelly (Anthony) Thompson and Dan (Becky) Strabel; stepchildren, David (Ann) Strabel, Kenneth (Peggy) Strabel, Donald (Charlene) Strabel, Joan (John) Koslinski, Tom (Cindy) Strabel, Steve (Elizabeth) Strabel and Joyce Nyman; 29 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers, Karl and Harry; and sister, Joan Kay. Visitation was held Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Siren Chapel. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m., visitation 10-11 a.m., at the Calvary Covenant Church in Alpha with the Rev. Scott Sagle officiating. Interment will follow at the Lakeview/Mudhen Lake Cemetery. Casket bearers are Joe Kyes, Chris Kyes, Ben Kyes, Cody Thompson, Alan Strabel, Tom Strabel and Chuck Langland. Honorary casket bearers are Art Beckmark, Doug Dewing, David Johnson, Lee Roberts, Tim Swenson and Dean Tyberg. Online condolences can be made at The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Siren, was entrusted with arrangements.

Bernard Byron Gillespie, logger, construction worker, and father of six children, died on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at Benedict Village in St. Cloud, Minn. He was 105. The cause was pneumonia. Bernard was born on Oct. 12, 1906, in Clam Falls, to William A. and Antoinette (née Corty) Gillespie. William was an early settler in Clam Falls, a real pioneer who played a key role in developing that section of the country. He cleared practically his entire 160 acres, erecting a 10-room house with a barn and outbuildings. Bernard often spoke lovingly about the horses the family had when he was growing up. Both the Gillespie School and the Gillespie Hotel in Clam Falls, named after the family, are historical landmarks. Bernard attended the Gillespie School, and then went on to Cumberland High School. Bernard lived most of his life in St. Paul, Minn., working in construction. He was admitted to the International Union of Operating Engineers, affiliated with the American Federation of Labor, in 1939, and was an active member of Local Union 49B of Minneapolis. In the ‘50s and early ‘60s, he and his brother, Claude, ran their own construction business. Bernard possessed a strong political vision, and throughout his life remained committed to

advancing the well-being of working men and women. An avid and crafty cribbage player, Bernard also excelled in shooting pool, routinely beating opponents much younger than he with his patented, and widely feared, bank shots. He was fiercely proud of his Irish heritage and known as a gifted and entertaining raconteur; well into his 90s, he could recite nearly epic-length narrative poems whose recurring and tragic theme was the perils of the logging life. In 1938, he married Helen Cecilia Dahlstrom in Shell Lake, where she was born. Helen preceded him in death in 1993. They were married for 55 years. Bernard was the last of 10 siblings. He is survived by his children, Margaret (Meg), CSJ, Minneapolis, Minn., James, St. Cloud, Minn., Patricia (Gordon), Dallas, Texas, John (Linda), Dallas, Texas, Michael (Marvin), South Orange, N.J., and Vincent, Minneapolis, Minn.; and grandchildren Lenny, John Thomas, Sara Beth, Lauren, Caitlin and Marissa. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Benedict Village. Burial will be on Thursday, Nov. 3, at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Shell Lake, where he will lie next to Helen. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Benedict Village, 1810 Minnesota Blvd., St. Cloud, MN, 56301, or to donor’s choice. Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minn., was entrusted with arrangements.

Darrell L. Petz, 64, Shell Lake, died Oct. 29, 2011, at VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn., after a lengthy illness. He is now at peace with our Lord. Darrell was born April 29, 1947, in Shell Lake, to Albert and Hester (Mortensen) Petz. He was baptized at the William Petz home on June 17, 1947, by the Rev. O. H. Martin. Darrell attended Shell Lake Schools and graduated in 1965. He attended Stout University for one year and then the Rice Lake vocational school for two years, earning a degree in accounting. He was married in Shell Lake on Dec. 28, 1968, to Joan Hover at St. John’s Lutheran in Shell Lake. Darrell entered the U.S. Army on March 3, 1969, and served his country as a military policeman during the Vietnam War. He returned to Shell Lake upon his honorable discharge from the Army. Darrell has worked for Lampert Yards, hauled milk for George Norton, West Lawn Farms, LeRoy Cornielson and drove school bus for the Shell Lake School District. He also worked for the city of Spooner for over 37 years as a heavy equipment operator with the street department. He retired in April 2009. Darrell enjoyed hobby farming and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren who were his pride and joy. He is survived by his wife of over 42 years, Joan; daugh-

ters JoEll Petz, Duluth, Minn., and Alana (Brendan) Harrington, Shell Lake; sons Eric (Jennifer) Petz, Spooner, and Dustin (Sara) Petz, Shell Lake; grandchildren Cecilia, John, Joseph and Annabelle Harrington, Jasmine, Darrell, RayAnn and David Petz; brother, Bryon (Margie) Petz of Mason; sisters, Marilynn Amundson, Barron; Carol (Dave) Landis, Tennessee, RaeNell (Donald) Parker, Menomonie, and Anna Marie (Richard) Brown, Spooner; uncle David Mortensen, Shell Lake; aunts Verna Norton, Shell Lake, and Dorothy Nielsen, Albert Lea, Minn.; and by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, at Faith Lutheran Church, Spooner, with the Rev. Brent Berkesch officiating. Burial will be in Shell Lake Cemetery. Pallbearers are Dave Olson, Patrick Hanson, Scott Thompson, John Scalzo, Kelly Cable and Wayne Fischer. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Skinner Funeral Home in Shell Lake and one hour to services on Thursday at the church. The Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.

Lovella (Peggy) Strabel

Bernard Byron Gillespie

Darrell L. Petz


Born at Indianhead Medical Center A girl, Elana June Granzin, was born Oct. 24, 2011, to Katrina and Jonathan Granzin, Sarona.



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

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 James Frisby 715-635-2277 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday evening service 6 p.m. Wed. evening service 7 p.m.


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.

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

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


Northwoods Baptist

Faith Lutheran

St. Alban's

Shell Lake Full Gospel

293 S. Hwy. 63, Shell Lake Pastor Virgil Amundson 715-468-2895 1st Service: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Education Classes: 9:45 a.m. 2nd Service: 10:30 a.m. Pre-KFC & KFC (Kids For Christ) during the 2nd Service (10:30 a.m.); UTurn Student Ministries 6 p.m.; Tuesdays: Compassion Connection (Men only) 7 p.m.; Wednesdays: Compassion Connection (Women only) 7 p.m.; Thurdays: 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.

St. Catherine's Catholic

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

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.

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.

Long Lake Lutheran Church

Full Gospel

W3114 Church Rd., Sarona Pastor Mary Strom Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m.

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

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

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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

Trinity Lutheran

1790 Scribner St., Spooner 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; FISH Youth Group Wednesday, 7:30 - 9 p.m.

Sarona Methodist



Church of the Nazarene

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


Spooner Wesleyan

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


Cornerstone Christian

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

Pastor Gregory Harrell Sunday worship 9 a.m.


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Washburn County is seeking applications for a parttime Criminal Justice Coordinator. The position is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, programs, procedures and objectives for the Adult Criminal Justice Alternative Sanctions programs to Washburn County. The position will also be responsible for budget, staffing overview, operations and performance measurement of the programs. Qualified Candidates: Thorough knowledge of criminal justice system such as jail, courts, laws, options etc; working knowledge of criminal justice issues; knowledge of federal, state and local laws regarding incarcerated people; ability to organize and facilitate group meetings, communicate effectively verbally and in writing and to work professional and effectively with people. Qualified candidate must also possess a valid WI driver’s license. Educational Requirements: BA/BS in social work, psychology, criminal justice or closely related field with four (4) years’ progressively responsible positions in Criminal Justice or Human Services field preferred; experience in program development, budgeting and outcome measurement; familiarity with criminal justice and AODA issues or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Starting salary range is $30,000 – $40,000 DOQ, with excellent benefits. Employment application and position description may be downloaded from the Washburn County Web site at or contact the Washburn County Personnel Department, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (Ph. 715-468-4624, fax 715-468-4628) or to receive a position description. Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, November 4, 2011. “EOE” 547978 50-52b 9-11r

Accessing audio books Tuesdays, Nov. 15 and 22, 9-10 a.m. Through a partnership with the Shell Lake Public Library, the community education and recreation program will offer a class on how to download audio books using the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium. Navigate your way through the literary world available to you. Please bring a Kindle, MP3 player or other device. If you are not a member of the Shell Lake Library, please visit the library prior to the day of class, during regular business hours, to obtain a library card. You will need a library card to log on to the computer. Instructor is Patti Fox. Location: Shell Lake Public Library. Fee: $7.

Cody C. Applebee, Sarona, ATV operating without headgear, $150.10. Robert N. Berg, Rice Lake, operating boat towing skier after dark, $175.30. Charles W. Cain, Shell Lake, speeding, $200.50. Christopher M. Campbell, Mason City, Iowa, ATV operating without headgear, $150.10.

Take a free stress break — for real! Monday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m. You’re invited to participate in a full spa treatment to include BeautiControl Spa products that are designed to put you at ease. The free relaxation seminar will include: Hand treatments, nourishing eye and lip treatments, stress-buster/relaxation tips, aromatherapy and soothing sounds and other special treats. Register now for this free event. Instructor is Aimee Thomas. Location: Shell Lake High School Home Ec. Registrations due by Nov. 10. — from SLCE

Court news

William H. Dusold, Shoreview, Minn., operating vehicle in navigable water, $200.50. Luke D. Frome, Chippewa Falls, speedometer violations, $175.30. Megan T. Fulweber, Eau Claire, speeding, $200.50; OWI, $817.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment.

Joseph M. Hallman, White Bear Lake, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jonathan L. Henk, Birchwood, speeding, $200.50. Mary F. Holste, Topock, Ariz., OWI, $817.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment; speeding, $250.90. Michael P. Kirkland, Hayward, speeding, $200.50.

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Full time, 64 hours every two weeks, Noon - 8:30 p.m. Supervisory position during the week, working the floor every other weekend. Responsible for RN assessments and overall management of nursing.

If you are interested, please contact:

Sandra White RN, MSN, Director of Nursing Terraceview Living Center, Inc. Shell Lake, WI 54871 548850 715-468-7292, Ext. 21 52a,b,c 11r


Washburn County is seeking applications for a Human Resources/Benefits Director. The position is to administer, implement and coordinate all Human Resources and Benefits functions including Human Resources management, policies, and labor relations. This position will also prepare payroll and perform payroll related reconciliations. Qualified Candidates: Thorough knowledge of Human Resources and Benefits; knowledge of federal, state and local laws regarding labor issues; communicate effectively and work professionally with people; or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a valid WI driver’s license. Educational Requirements: BA/BS in Human Resources, Business Administration or a closely related field with five years of related experience preferred; experience in program development, outcome measurement and familiarity with labor/Human Resources, payroll/financial issues; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Starting salary range is $50,000 - $60,000 DOQ, with excellent benefits. Employment application and position description may be downloaded from the Washburn County Web site at or contact the Washburn County Personnel Department, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (Ph. 715-468-4624, fax 715-468-4628) or adminper to receive a position description. Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 548125 4:30 p.m., Friday, November 4, 2011. “EOE.” 9-11r 51-52b

James R. Kyndberg, Bayport, Minn., fishing without license, $192.70. Terry L. Huehn, Cumberland, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Chip M. Lewis, Eau Claire, operating motor vehicle in navigable water, $200.50.

See Court news, page 21

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SHELL LAKE — The following classes will be offered through Shell Lake Community Ed in November. To register please call 715-468-7815, Ext. 1337 or e-mail DVD: Converting camera card to DVD Mondays, Nov. 7-28, 6-7 p.m. Looking for a perfect holiday gift? Do you have a gazillion photos on your camera and you’re unsure how to save them? Is your computer loaded with pictures of precious memories? Don’t wait until your computer crashes. Learn how to preserve your family photos safely by learning how to transfer them to a DVD for safe storing, editing and emailing. Location: Shell Lake High School computer lab. Instructor is Sara Ducos, Shell Lake. Fee: $22.


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Studio Hours: Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m. - Noon

Dragonfly Massage & Bodywork: Refer a new client and receive 50% OFF your next session. Hot Stone Special $20 OFF. Services offered: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Reiki. Weights for Women & Yoga: 50% OFF a punch card (8 sessions) for new members, classes held on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:15 a.m. (Punchy card regularly $40) Zumba: Mon. & Wed., 5 p.m., $5, no classes week of Thanksgiving. Boot Camp with Ernie Hill, Wednesdays & Fridays, 6 a.m. BodyLab’s Holistic Healing & Psychic Fair at the Shell Lake Community Center on Nov. 12, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Steph Behne, Reiki II Prac. Offering Healings at shop on Nov. 6 for only $40 hr., Vitality Village Offers Healthy Balance Honey. Chair Yoga at Lakeland Manor, Tues. 1 - 2 p.m., 24/7 equipment membership. Free yoga the 12th & 26th. 548629 10-11r

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Court news/from page 20 Sara M. Moffatt, Freeport, Ill., fishing without license, $192.70. Alexander T. Nichols, Eau Claire, speeding, $175.30. William Z. Nipe, Birchwood, operating motorcycle without valid license, $200.50; operating motorcycle with passenger without headgear, $175.30. Donald L. Roberts, Spooner, hunting without license, $222.90; place/transport uncased firearm in vehicle, $217.90; hunt Canada goose without valid permit, $266.10. Aaron R. Rutske, Menomonie, speeding, $250.90; possess open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $263.50; operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50; operating while suspended, $200.50. Randall G. Simpson, Springbrook, operating motorcycle without valid license, $200.50; reckless driving, $389.50. Steven M. Baker, Birchwood, disorderly conduct, $299.00. Tanya M. Gates, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $299.00. La’Qurita M. Easter, Spooner, violate a domestic abuse injunction, $299.00. Larry A. Graf, Alamogordo, N.M., restricting or obstructing an officer, $243.00. Larry A. Graf, Shell Lake, criminal damage to property, $873.00.


Friday, Oct. 21 Julie A. Ancer, 51, Shakopee, Minn., was driving south on Hwy. 53 at Schaub Road when she ran over a roll of insulation at 7:03 p.m. Although the deputy noticed no damage to the vehicle, Ancer stated the vehicle exhaust was not working and called for a tow. No injuries were reported.

Saturday, Oct. 22 At 6 p.m. James M. Dohm, 67, Spooner, was stopped at the intersection of Hwy. 53 and Hwy. 77 when a vehicle driven by Richard P. Horn, 82, Spooner, came up behind him and instead of hitting the brake pedal, hit the accelerator and rearended the vehicle of Dohm. Dohm’s vehicle had minor rear damage, while the vehicle of Horn had front severe damage and was towed. No injuries were reported. At 12:06 a.m. Shawn J. Akins, 25, Chetek, hit a deer at CTH I, just north of Shell Creek Road in Minong. No vehicle damage and no injuries were reported.

Monday, Oct. 24 Jerome B. Wayne, 61, Maplewood, Minn., hit a deer at 7:57 p.m. while driving on Hwy. 53, a half mile south of CTH A. The car was totaled, but no injuries were reported. The vehicle was towed. Tera M. Parker, 34, Spooner, hit a deer while driving on Hwy. 53 at Mackey Road in Trego at 9:40 p.m. Parker’s vehicle hood was hitting her windshield and was towed. No injuries were reported.

Thursday, Oct. 27 Karen H. Hill, 52, Tega Cay, S.C., hit a deer at 7:07 p.m. while driving southbound on Hwy. 53, 1-1/2 miles south of Hwy. 70. No injuries or vehicle damage was reported. Friday, Oct. 28 At 7:07 p.m. David M. Anderson, 65, Danbury, hit a bear while driving southbound on Hwy. 53, one-quarter of a mile north of Veterans Way. No vehicle damage or injuries were reported.

Joseph M. Hallman, White Bear Lake, Minn., reckless driving, $289.50. Bradley M. Kent, Spooner, possess drug paraphernalia, $299.00. Ahsinees P. Larson, Hayward, operating without valid license, $200.50.

very little effect on the ground, because the terrain in many areas discourages road building anyway. But Tidwell says the court victory may allow the forest service to focus on other things like getting rid of downed trees and unwanted brush that could lead to fires. In 2005, the Bush administration tried to eliminate the roadless rule in favor of letting states have more say-so over managing the forestland. On another topic, Tidwell says he thinks the forest service is making progress trying to prevent marijuana growing operations in the forestland and cleaning up lands where drug production has taken place.

Devonte J. Pratt, Tucson, Ariz., Kerry L. Larson, Shell Lake, disdisorderly conduct, $299.00. orderly conduct, $117.00. Jeffrey P. Mertens, Gordon, escape-traffic ordinance violation, Get your crisp $243.00. Anthony F. Podgorak, Minong, e-edition today! resisting or obstructing an officer, $299.00.


The 15th-Annual Meeting of the Country Pride Co-op will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011, 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. 548893 52b 11r Alvin Hecht, Sec./Treas. SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL NOTICE CITY OF SHELL LAKE

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, 549040 11-12r movement or access. Jeffrey D. Parker, Public Works Director, City of Shell Lake


The Washburn County Zoning Committee will hold a business meeting Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin.

NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING REZONE REQUESTS Rezoning requests have been filed with the Washburn County Zoning Office for changes in the zoning district. The public hearing will be held November 15, 2011, at 4 p.m. in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. LONG LAKE Township: Patrick Uchytil, Rice Lake, Wisconsin. A request to rezone approximately 2 acres. Map#: LL 560 - 40 acres, NW 1/4 SE 1/4, Section 30-37-11, approximately 2 acres of the property described above from Agriculture to Residential Recreational 1 to separate house from land to sell and retain the remaining farmland.

PUBLIC HEARING CONDITIONAL USE REQUESTS Conditional use requests have been filed with the Washburn County Zoning Office. This public hearing will be held November 15, 2011, immediately following the rezoning requests in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. CHICOG Township: Joseph Sniezewski, Spooner, Wisconsin. A request to have a conditional use permit for a mobile home manufactured before June 15, 1976, pursuant to Sec. 38-550 of the Washburn County code (would like to place a 12’x55’ 1965 Vindl. 600’) Location: Map#: CH 598/Record ID# 16962 - 10 acres N 600’ W 726’ NE 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec. 25-41-13. MINONG Township: Michael Oostal, Apple Valley, Minnesota. Map#: MI 1476A/Record ID# 34647 - 3.22 acres, Nancy Lake Plat, Lot 2, Section 33-42-13, requesting to have a conditional use permit for a bunkhouse, this is after-the-fact structure already built. BIRCHWOOD Township: Mark & Betty Brost, North Oaks, Minnesota. Map#: BI 1508/Record ID# 6017 - .80 acre, Long Lake Park, Pt. Block 5, Section 16-38-10, Town of Birchwood, requesting to have a conditional use permit for garage with a bunkhouse (bonus rooms above including a bathroom). (Section 38-610 Bunkhouses.) BEAVER BROOK Township: James & Ann Okonek, Sarona, Wisconsin. Map#: BB 699B/Record ID# 4509 - 10 acres, Part of SE 1/4 SE 1/4 E of RR ROW and W. of highway, Town of Beaver Brook, requesting to have a conditional use permit to have a new repair shop on his property, Division 9 Section 38-392(10.) BROOKLYN Township: Leiterman Family Properties LLC, Trego, Wisconsin. Map#: BR 40/Record ID# 6994 - 40.62 acres, Part NW SE & NE SW East of Highway 53, Section 2-40-12, Town of Brooklyn, requesting to have a conditional use permit for rental of house for short-term use. Interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard. The committee will deliberate in “Open Session.” Handicapped access is available through the south door; parking is near the door. This agenda and the subsequent meeting minutes are available in large type. If you need assistance please call Lynn Hoeppner at 715-468-4600 prior to the meeting. 548457 10-11r WNAXLP Webster Macomber, Zoning Administrator

(Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Louise K. Meade DOD: 9/14/2010 Order Setting Time to Hear Petition for Administration and Heirship and Notice to Creditors Case No. 11PR47 A petition has been filed for administration of the estate and determination of heirship of the decedent, whose date of birth was March 19, 1916, and date of death was September 14, 2010. The decedent died domiciled in Volusis County, State of Florida, with a post office address of: 116 Via Capri, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169. IT IS ORDERED THAT: 1. The petition be heard at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, before Hon. Eugene D. Harrington Court Official, on November 14, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. or when scheduled thereafter. 2. Heirship will be determined on the date set for hearing on the final account. You need not appear unless you object. The petition may be granted if no objection is made. 3. Creditor’s claims must be filed with the court on or before January 26, 2012. 4. Publication of his notice shall constitute notice to any person whose names or addresses are unknown. BY THE COURT: Hon. Eugene D. Harrington Circuit Courty Judge October 11, 2011 Katherine M. Stewart Attorney P.O. Box 364 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-9081 Bar Number: 1005716

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by Chuck Quirmbach Wisconsin Public Radio NORTHERN WISCONSIN - The chief of the U.S. Forest Service says national forests like the Chequamegon-Nicolet will see some indirect benefits from a court ruling Friday, Oct. 21. A federal appeals court has upheld a Clinton administration attempt to keep roads out of about 50 million acres of national forestland. The roadless rule could apply to tens of thousands of acres in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in northern Wisconsin. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell says the court ruling will actually have



Notice is hereby given the Barronett Town Board shall hold its monthly Board meeting on Wed., Nov. 9, 2011, at 7 p.m. at the Barronett Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Road. The agenda shall be posted at least one (1) day prior to meeting. 548820 11r Patricia A. Parker, Clerk


Tuesday, November 8, 2011, the Town of Beaver Brook will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2012 budget. The budget hearing will being at 6:30 p.m., at the Beaver Brook Town Hall.


The regular monthly Town Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, following the public hearing. 548598 10-11r Nancy Erickson, Clerk, Town of Beaver Brook WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that the Bashaw Town Board shall hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, immediately following the budget meeting at the Bashaw Town Hall. Agenda: Call meeting to order; minutes from October 11, 2011, town meeting; treasurer’s report; John Biver, Town Assessor; ATV route: Saywer Creek Road from Brook Drive North; public input; permits/applications; truck/grader; set next meeting date; approve vouchers and adjourn meeting. A current agenda will also be posted at the following sites: Corner of Tozer Lake Rd. & Green Valley Rd., corner of Sand Rd. & Sunset Rd. and N3410 Sawyer Creek Rd., Shell Lake, WI 54871 (Town Hall). Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk, Town of Bashaw 548817 11r

NOTICE OF PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING TOWN OF BARRONETT Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at 8 p.m., a public hearing on the proposed 2012 budget of the Town of Barronett will be held at the Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Road. The proposed budget in detail is available for inspection at the Clerk’s home. The following is a summary of the 2012 budget: REVENUES Taxes General Property Intergovernmental Public Service Misc. Revenue TOTAL REVENUE

2011 Budget

2012 Proposed

$ 46,574 $ 149,805 $ 3,000 $ 425 $ 199,804

$ 46,671 $ 148,018 $ 6,650 $ 2,250 $ 203,589

EXPENSES General Government Public Safety Public Works TOTAL EXPENSE

$ 29,900 $ 16,033 $ 172,498 $ 218,431

$ 34,000 $ 13,742 $ 186,168 $ 233,910

Fund Balance 01-01-2012 Revenues Expenses Fund Balance 12-31-2012 Total Indebtedness: $58,249.41

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$ 32,227 $ 203,589 $ 233,910 $ 1,906


Notice is hereby given of a Special Town Meeting of the electors of the Town of Barronett on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. This Special Town Meeting will follow the completion of the Public Hearing on the proposed 2012 Town Budget, which begins at 8 p.m., at the Town Hall. This Special Town Meeting of the electors is called pursuant to Sec. 60.12(1)(b) of the Wis. Statutes by the Town Board for the following purpose: 1. To approve the minutes of the November 10, 2010, Special Town Meeting. 2. To adopt the 2011 Town Tax Levy to be collected in 2012 pursuant to Sec. 60.10(1)(a) of the Wis. Statutes. Dated this 24th day of October, 2011. Patricia A. Parker, Clerk 548565 10-11r WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 14, 2011, at 7 p.m., at the Sarona Town Hall, a Public Budget Hearing on the Proposed Budget for the Town of Sarona in Washburn County will be held. The following is a summary of the 2012 budget. REVENUES 2011 Budget 2012 Budget Intergovernmental $95,566.000 $120,804.00 Local Levy .00 .00 Interest 5,000.00 1,500.00 Miscellaneous 2,000.00 1,000.00 TOTAL REVENUE $102,566.00 $123,304.00 EXPENSES General Government $52,700.00 $52,500.00 Insurance 6,300.00 6,500.00 Roads 200,000.00 200,000.00 Public Safety 28,407.00 29,000.00 Miscellaneous 6,000.00 8,000.00 TOTAL EXPENSES $293,407.00 $296,000.00 Victoria Lombard, Clerk


Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 14, 2011, immediately following the completion of the Public Budget Hearing on the Proposed Budget which begins at 7 p.m., at the Sarona Town Hall, a Special Meeting of the electors called pursuant to Section 60.12(1)(c) of Wisconsin Statutes by the town board for the following purposes will be held: 1. To approve the minutes of the November 15, 2010, Special Town Meeting. 2. To approve the 2012 highway expenditures pursuant to Sec. 81.01(3) of Wisconsin Statutes. 3. To adopt a resolution for exceeding $5,000.00 per mile. 4. To adopt the 2011 town tax levy to be paid in 2012 pursuant to Sec. 60.0(1)(a) of Wisconsin Statutes. Dated this 25th day of October, 2011. Victoria Lombard, Clerk


Notice is hereby given the Sarona Town Board will hold its monthly Board meeting on Monday, November 14, 2011, immediately following the Special Town Meeting. Victoria Lombard, Clerk 548821 11-12r WNAXLP


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(Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff vs. DOUGLAS D. DAVIS, et al. Defendant(s) Case Number: 09 CV 163 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on November 16, 2009, in the amount of $256,878.09, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 14, 2011, at 10:15 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wis. DESCRIPTION: Lot 3 of Certified Survey Map No. 2965, recorded in Volume 13, page 122, as Document No. 292231, being a part of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 and part of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 27, Township 39 North, Range 12 West, in the Town of Spooner, Washburn County, Wisconsin. Together with the right of ingress and egress over and across the Southeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4, the Northeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4, the Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 and the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 27, Township 39 North, Range 12 West, for roadway easement to Spooner Lake Road as shown in CSM No. 2965 and CSM No. 2966. PROPERTY ADDRESS: W5978 Kenneth Drive, Spooner, WI 54801. TAX KEY NO.: 65-034-2-39-1227-3-4-0030. Dated this 17th day of October, 2011. Terry Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County Chaz M. Rodriguez State Bar #1063071 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. 278736

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EUGENE J. GEISSLER 319 E. Lake Drive Shell Lake, WI 54751 CHRISTINE M. GEISSLER 245 Dwight Street Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 CHEM-MASTER, INC. 1912 Truax Blvd. Eau Claire, WI 54703 GTP Towers II, LLC 750 Park of Commerce Blvd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33487-3612 ACC TOWER SUB, LLC 750 Park of Commerce Blvd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33487-3612 THE BANK OF NEW YORK c/o ABS Structured Finance Services 101 Barclay Street, Floor 4 West New York, NY 10286 Defendants Case No.: 10CV505 Case Code: 30404 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE By virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above-entitled action on September 10, 2010, the undersigned Sheriff of Washburn County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction at the front entrance of the Washburn County Courthouse in the City of Shell Lake, in said county, on the 14th day of December, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: Lot Three (3), Block Three (3), Pine Lane Plat, City of Shell Lake, Washburn County, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 319 E. Lake Drive, Shell Lake, Wis. TERMS OF SALE: Cash DOWN PAYMENT: A deposit of 10% of sale price to be deposited in cash or by certified check with the Sheriff at the time of sale; balance to be paid by cash or certified check within ten days after confirmation of sale. Dated this 27th day of October, 2011. Terry C. Dryden, Washburn County Sheriff Donald R. Marjala - Lawyer SPANGLER, NODOLF, BRUDER & KLINKHAMMER, LLC P.O. Box 1030 Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 715-839-7786 Attorneys for Plaintiff Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1692), we are required to state that we are attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information we obtained will be used for that purpose.

(Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BRANCH 2 ST. CROIX COUNTY ANCHORBANK, FSB Assignee of S & C BANK Plaintiff DAVID H. RAILSBACK II ARLA J. RAILSBACK LAMPERT YARDS, INC. ANTCZAK CONSTRUCTION, INC. STATE OF WISCONSINDEPARTMENT OF REVENUE JOHN DOE #1 AND JOHN DOE #2 the unknown tenants of the premises located at W8389 Carlton Rd., Spooner, WI 54801 JOHN DOE #3 AND JOHN DOE #4 the unknown tenants of the premises located at N5126 Greenfield Road, Spooner, WI 54801, Defendants. Case No. 10CV822 Case Code: 30404 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE By virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above-entitled action on October 20, 2010, the undersigned Sheriff of Washburn County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction at the front entrance of the Washburn County Courthouse in the City of Shell Lake, in said county, on the 7th day of December, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the Judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: The NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 and S 1/2 of the NW 1/4, the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4, lying S of the road and the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4; lying S of the road, all in Section 34, Township 39 North, Range 13 West, Town of Evergreen, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: W8389 Carlton Road, Spooner, WI N5126 Greenfield Road, Spooner, WI. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: A deposit of 10% of sale price to be deposited in cash or by certified check with the Sheriff at the time of sale; balance to be paid by cash or certified check within ten days after confirmation of sale. Dated this 24th day of October, 2011. Terry C. Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Donald R. Marjala, Lawyer Spangler Nodolf, Bruder & Klinkhammer, LLC P.O. Box 1165 Eau Claire, Wis. 54702-1165 (715) 830-9771 Attorney for Plaintiff Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1692), we are required to state that we are attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information we obtained will be used for that purpose.

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(Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT EAU CLAIRE COUNTY BRANCH 2 ROYAL CREDIT UNION 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, WI 54703 Plaintiff vs.

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(Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff vs. JASON S. MILLER, et al. Defendant(s) Case Number: 10 CV 227 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on May 17, 2011, in the amount of $94,705.54, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: November 23, 2011, at 10:00 AM TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: Lots 10, 11 and 12, Block 11, Hohl’s Addition to the Village of Minong and a certain parcel of land described as follows: Starting at the Southwest corner of said Lot 12, thence South a distance of 39 feet; thence East parallel with the South line of said Lots 10, 11 and 12 a distance of 75 feet; thence North a distance of 39 feet to the Southeast corner of said Lot 10; thence West along the South line of said Lots 10, 11 and 12 to the point of beginning. Together with the East 1/2 of vacated Adams Street lying adjacent to Lot 12 and parcel South of said lots. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 529 Houston Avenue, Minong, WI 54859. TAX KEY NO.: 65-151-2-42-1226-5 15-338-609500. Dated this 14th day of September, 2011. Terry Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County Russell J. Karnes State Bar #1054982 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. 277209

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(Nov. 2) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE INTEREST OF KLM (girl) Born To: Erin M. Miller Notice and Order of Hearing (For Publication) Case No. 11TP05 To: Terence Icard 23840 County Rd. X Shell Lake, WI 54871 Physical Description of alleged parent: DOB: June 9, 1982 Male: American Indian 5’11”, 230 Lbs. Brown Eyes, Brown Hair and any unknown parent at unknown address. Additional identifying information: Date of Birth: July 30, 1999 Place of Birth: Spooner, WI 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 West 4th Avenue, Second Floor, November 14, 2011, at 10:30 a.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. If you need help in this matter because of a disability, please call 715-468-4670, or Marilyn Benson, 715-468-4688. BY THE COURT: Hon. Eugene D. Harrington Circuit Court Judge/Court Commissioner Angeline E. Winton, Attorney P.O. Box 344 Shell Lake, WI 54871 715-468-4670 Bar Number: 1060223

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Plaintiff vs. GLORIA G. DAVIS, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case Number: 09 CV 157 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on November 20, 2009, in the amount of $84,047.88, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 14, 2011, at 10:15 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lots 6, 7 & 8, Block 12 of the Village of Birchwood, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 214 S. Main Street, Birchwood, WI 54817. TAX KEY NO.: 65-106-2-37-1025-0-0-5530, 65-106-2-37-1025-0-0-5535 & 65-106-2-3710-25-0-0-5540. Dated this 20th day of October, 2011. Terry Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County Scott D. Nabke State Bar #1037979 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. 278907


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The Town of Barronett, Washburn County, is accepting proposals for a Town Assessor for 2012 and beyond. We have an estimated population of 440 with an assessed value of $36,308,184 in 2011. Total parcel land count is 1,391, improvements count 249 and personal property 20. Currently, assessment records are on TCWin software. Proposal will include maintaining the assessment roll and individual property classifications within 10% of equalized value, Open Book and Board of Review and future revaluation. Please send your proposal along with a copy of certification, proof of insurance and resume to: Aaron Nielsen, Town Chairman, W9360 Woodyard Road, Shell Lake, WI 54871. Questions can be directed to Aaron Nielsen at 715468-7232. Proposals must be received by November 9, 2011. 548566 10-11r Patricia A. Parker, Town Clerk


Experiments to die for. Spooner High School junior Audi Griffith is the Mad Science Teacher, every freshman’s nightmare. She is a member of Theatre In the Woods and the Spooner High School Drama Club.



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The school lunch line is a nightmare at the Haunted Schoolhouse. Imagine what might happen if you don’t eat all your food. You might want to pack a lunch for your young student after visiting the Haunted School Lunchroom. — Photos by Larry Samson

LEFT: “OK children, gather round, it is storybook hour, and I will read to you.” The Haunted School came to life Friday, Oct. 28, and closed Sunday, Oct. 30. It was a joint venture of the Shell Lake Education Foundation, Shell Lake Lions Club and the Shell Lake Arts Center.

RIGHT: The Bride of Frankenstein looked sweet and tranquil before her marriage to Frankenstein. Shell Lake High School sophomore Chrystal Dvorak played the part.

Dogs at work

SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake After-School Literacy Program recently read the book “Dogs At Work,” written by Kathy Lester and illustrated by Joe Buddy. The 4K-sixth-grade students in the after-school program learned that there are many different types of service dogs that are trained to help people. Some dogs are pets, but some are trained for working and assisting people. Tracy and Mike Zechmeister are community members who are assisting in the dog-training process. They are fostering a 4-month-old golden retriever named Axel for one year. Tracy brought Axel to visit the students and share her experiences being part of the dogtraining process. She said it has been a learning experience for them and very exciting teaching Axel his good manners, and, “You are never too old to try new things, even when you are finished with school.” This is their first foster dog among having several foster children in their home. The students were able to ask questions and were taught when they see a dog that is assisting a person in need, they are to ask if they can pet the dog, because the dog is working. Axel wore a bandana that read, Future Leader Dog, and will grow up to wear a jacket. Although all wanted to play with this adorable, fuzzy puppy, they appreciated the guest speaker and the dogin-training coming to visit the after-school program. — from Shell Lake After-School Program

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Tracy Zechmeister and Axel visited students in the Shell Lake After-School Program. — Photo submitted

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715-645-2543 Lorrie Blockhus Shell Lake

Lorrie Blockhus is the owner and instructor of Om Sweet Om Yoga, LLC in Shell Lake. She has been teaching yoga since 2005. Even though Blockhus has been offering classes and private lessons for a while, Om Sweet Om will celebrate its five-year anniversary in January 2012. Blockhus is currently teaching three different styles of yoga at her studio in the lower level of LifeCircle Birth & Wellness Center and offers multiple levels of practice to meet everyone’s needs. She has offered age-specific classes at Friendship Commons, which is the Shell Lake senior center, as well as general community ed classes. She was previously a chiropractic assistant in La Crescent, Minn., and also worked at The Vitamin Source in Spooner for several years. “With yoga specifically, I’ve worked with people of all ages, literally 9 to 90, many different fitness levels, complete beginners to yoga up to more intermediate students, and many people with health situations including sciatica/disc issues, high blood pressure, obesity, pregnancy and the ever-popular ‘very, very inflexible,’ just to name a few.”

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by Mike Simonson Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - Conservation and environmental groups are forming a coalition to monitor any changes in the state’s mining regulations. Several organizations have come out either opposing a proposed mine in the Penokee Hills of Ashland and Iron counties or against watering down existing mining regulations. Trout Unlimited is the latest to do that. State Chairman Kim McCarthy says a surprise draft mining bill last spring gives them reason to be on their toes, “There was loosening of clean water and clean air standards. There was loosening of wetlands standards. They had even gone so far in that original bill that was leaked, they were actually talking about allowing mining companies to condemn private property and dump waste from their operations. So there were just a lot of things in there that were alarming.”

McCarthy says since the coalition is informal, he’s not sure how many groups are in it. But he says the Wisconsin River Alliance, the National Wildlife Federation and League of Conservation Voters stay in touch. Conservation League spokeswoman Ann Sayers says there’s strength in numbers, “There are a lot of interested parties that are watching this closely. Everyone from the people who live in the district that could be affected by these changes to citizens statewide who take pride in the fact that Wisconsin is and should continue to be a place where a lot of the water we drink is clean and the air we breathe is clean and that we have wide open spaces to hunt, fish and hike.” This coalition also includes an informal relationship with tribal governments, although a spokesman with the Bad River Band says their concerns are wider in scope, including threats to tribal cultural.

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