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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Vol. 124, No. 24 • Shell Lake, Wis.

Weekend watch

• The GFWC Spooner Women’s Club will meet 1 p.m., at the Spooner Wesleyan Church, rear building. Speaker Kathy Stewart will discuss legal issues. See Events page 8


Sled sisters

Ice races on Shell Lake See page 2


Basketball and wrestling See page 10-12

DNR continues to monitor CWD in area

Not just a pen, a Parker pen Page 9

What’s it like to be a physical therapist? Page 14

BREAKERS McKenna Marko was the only child from Shell Lake to take part in the second-annual Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce ice races this weekend on Shell Lake. She placed third in the peewee division. See more on page 2 and back page. – Photo submitted

Sisters Cora, Jordan and Daya Lawrence went sledding with their father when they got tired of fishing at the Shell Lake FFA ice-fishing contest held at Bashaw Lake on Sunday, Jan. 27. It is a 20-year tradition for the Shell Lake FFA Chapter and it is one of their fundraisers. The contest had to be postponed one week due to the cold temperatures and wind chills the area experienced the week before. More photos on page 19. - Photo by Larry Samson

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Sampling produces no new CWD-positive deer

by Marty Seeger Special to the Register SPOONER – The Wisconsin DNR is continuing efforts to monitor chronic wasting disease in the 318- square mile area surrounding Shell Lake, where an adult doe tested CWD positive in early 2012. With cooperation from local citizens, hunters and two car-killed deer pickup contractors, the DNR has been successful in collecting more than 1,000 samples. As of late January, no new positive deer have been found, and that’s a good thing according to CWD biologist Mark Rasmussen. “So far, no more positives, that’s obviously very good news,” Rasmussen said, and added that it’s possible that the disease has been detected at an early stage within the deer population and not yet widespread in the population of the northern deer herd. Concerns from citizens in the Shell Lake area, as well as the cities of Spooner and Sarona, which are included in the 10-mile intensive monitoring area, are varied according to Rasmussen, but he says many people are still very interested in the disease and would like to continue to know more about it. The DNR is continuing to keep an eye on the situation as well as continuing to keep everyone informed as they move forward. They are also thankful for the continued cooperation and support of the community, as they continue to play a big role in monitoring CWD. “We need people to continue to be the eyes and ears. If they see any kind of sick-looking deer, they should definitely make a contact to your nearest DNR office so we can get that dealt with,” Rasmussen said. The DNR stresses that it is still likely that there could be CWD-positive deer in the vicinity, and that the doe that tested positive for CWD may have also had fawns, and likely

came into contact with other deer. Prior to dying, the doe most likely shed CWD prions, which can infect other deer with the disease both directly and indirectly. Any county within a 10-mile radius of where a CWD-positive deer is detected is required by state law to enact a baiting and feeding ban. It is important for the public to know, particularly in the four-county area where the baiting and feeding ban is in effect, which includes Washburn, Burnett, Polk and Barron counties. “We’ve had really excellent compliance so far. Haven’t had a lot of feeding or baiting vioSee CWD, back page

Aerial survey set

SPOONER — The DNR will be conducting a fixed-wing aerial survey of deer in the Shell Lake and surrounding area during the month of February. The survey will focus on the area near where a CWD-positive deer was detected in November of 2011. The survey is dependent on having sufficient snow cover to help the deer stand out on the landscape. It will be conducted during daylight hours. The survey will cover an area of 36 square miles, with the transects being flown onequarter mile apart. A total of 144 linear miles will be surveyed. The flights will be conducted at 200 feet above the ground in areas outside the city limits of Shell Lake, and 500 feet above the ground within the Shell Lake city limits. The results of this survey will help to provide an index on relative abundance of deer within the survey area. Wildlife managers use aerial surveys to assess various wildlife populations including deer, beavers, otters, ducks, eagles, ospreys and trumpeter swans. — from WisDNR

Ice Races



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Ice racing returned to Shell Lake for an afternoon of fun at the beach area of the lake. Racers from northern Wisconsin raced the four-wheelers and motorcycles on a plowed oval. The racers run different classes with and without studded tires.

RIGHT: Kaylin Steindi, No. 1 and Mike Paulson, No. 22, are battling it out for first and second place in the B-studded quad class. With the studded tire, this class of four-wheelers run at a faster pace than the rubber class.

Photos by Larry Samson

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They are off and running at the second-annual ice races on Shell Lake on Saturday, Jan. 26. The Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce and Klopp’s Fifth Avenue Bar hosted the Northern Wisconsin Ice Racing Club event. If you missed it, the race will return to Shell Lake on Saturday, Feb. 9, and will be held on the ice in front of the beach. Racing gets under way at noon.

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Area news

BARRON — Barron Area School District plans to invest $78,000 in a washroom intended to serve mentally challenged students at Riverview Middle School and hope to qualify for $35,000 in government funds to help pay for the improvement. The washroom would be built in what is now a computer room at the middle school stated Katrina House, director of pupil services, and Terry Paulter, grounds and maintenance supervisor during the January school board meeting. John Graves, principal, told board member Chris Donica that the lab can be spared because of changes in how students use computers. “About half of our students have (laptop or tablet) computers, and we have seen less need for the (computer lab) over time,” he said. — from Barron News-Shield ••• RICE LAKE — Cameron High School Future Business Leaders of America served pancakes Saturday, Jan. 19, at Applebee’s in Rice Lake to raise money for the Humane Society of Baron County. The event raised $900 and was coordinated by Alexa Argetsinger, Sarah Joosten and Kelly Palma. — from Rice Lake Chronotype ••• BARRON — Thirty-five people braved the bitter cold and packed the auditorium Monday night, Jan. 21, to urge the Barron County Board to continue its longstanding practice of praying at the start of its meetings. Following the public comment portion of the meeting, the county board voted 27-0 to keep prayer on its agenda. Earlier last year, the Freedom from Religion Foundation threatened a lawsuit against the board if it continued with its invocation as part of government proceedings. The prayer was then moved to directly before the start of the meeting. The foundation responded with another letter stating that simply moving the prayer to before the meeting would not withstand constitutional challenge. The board has opened its meeting with an invocation led by Christian clergy since November 1957. — from Rice Lake Chronotype ••• BARRON — Quentin P. Veitch, 43, Cumberland, convicted of burglarizing the Evangelical Free Methodist Church in Barron and leaving obscene drawings behind, must register as a sex offender for 15 years following a five-year probationary term. He recently appeared in Barron County Circuit Court for sentencing after being convicted of burglarizing the church Aug. 6 and leaving obscene drawings at businesses in the county in September and October 2011 and January 2012. He must not have any contact with any juveniles, no contact with the Barron Area Community Center, Birch Avenue Apartments in Barron, any Kwik Trips or the Almena Holiday Station or the church. Judge James Babbitt imposed and stayed three years in prison and three years of extended supervision and placed Veitch on five years’ probation with four months in jail. Babbitt ordered Veitch to undergo a psychosexual evaluation and an AODA assessment and recommendations. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype ••• POLK COUNTY — A 59-year-old New York woman was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital following a twovehicle crash Saturday afternoon, Jan. 19, which apparently occurred due to high winds. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, a Dodge truck owned and operated by Roger Thompson, 62, rural Frederic, was traveling north on Hwy. 35, north of Hwy. 8, when high winds caught an enclosed snowmobile trailer Thompson was towing, causing him to lose control. The vehicle spun out into the southbound traffic on Hwy. 35 where the trailer was struck by a southbound 2011 Kia sport utility vehicle owned by Rental Car Financial Corp. and operated by Susan R. Laclair, Rochester, N.Y. After the crash, Laclair, along with her passenger, Carol R. VanBuskrik 75, St. Croix Falls, were extricated from their vehicle and then transported to St. Croix Regional Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. Laclair was transported by air ambulance to a Twin Cities hospital for further treatment of her injuries. Thompson claimed no injuries at the scene of the crash. — from the Inter-County Leader ••• CHETEK — At approximately 6:48 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a crash that occurred on Hwy. 53 at Chetek Exit / CTH I in Barron County near Chetek. Assisting agencies included Chetek Police Department, Chetek Ambulance, Chetek Fire Department and Barron County Sheriff’s Department. Upon arrival, the Trooper found a vehicle on its roof in the gore area of the Chetek off ramp. Lucille Engrisch, 83, Rice Lake, driving a 1991 Ford Tempo, was fatally injured. The lone passenger, Russell Engrisch, 57, Rice Lake, was seriously injured and transported to LMC in Rice Lake. At the time of the crash, the area was receiving light snow, and the roadway was snow covered and slippery. The preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle attempted to take the Chetek exit off of Hwy. 53 but missed the exit ramp, struck a highway sign and began to roll as it entered the ditch. The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol. — from WSP

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EDC elects officers, reviews projects

by Dave Zeug Special to the Register SHELL LAKE - The Shell Lake Economic Development Committee held its annual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Shell Lake City Hall. The EDC, which formerly was the Shell Lake Economic Corporation, now falls under city’s umbrella since it dropped its corporation status. The committee’s goal is to help the growth and development of business within the city. After approving the minutes of the last meeting, the committee devoted the rest of the meeting to discussing ways to make this goal a reality. Drawing attention to the city’s Main Street and updating the current signage in the city’s industrial park were the central themes to the afternoon meeting. “We’ve got to be proactive, especially with the upcoming Hwy. 63 project coming through town,” said

EDC President Ken Schultz. In addition to budgeting $500 toward a signage update at the industrial park to better reflect the new business in the park and removing those that are gone, the committee voted to spend up to $2,000 for a new sign near Main Street. The sign, which would be professionally made and installed, would reflect the various Shell Lake businesses for those traveling through the city on Hwy. 63 and would be located near the intersection of Hwy. 63 and 5th Avenue on property owned by the Shell Lake State Bank. In other agenda items, the committee nominated and voted for officers to serve during 2013. Once again, president of the EDC will be Schultz, Vice President Andy Eiche, secretary Dave Haroldson and treasurer Shane Williams. Terry Leckel and Tara Burns were also elected to serve on the EDC’s board of directors.

Members of the Shell Lake Economic Development Committee (L to R) are: President Ken Schultz, board member Jack Dahlstrom, secretary Dave Haroldson and board member Tara Burns. Treasurer Shane Williams had to leave the meeting early and missed the photo, and Vice President Andy Eiche was not present due to another engagement. – Photo by Dave Zeug

Two contests, two write-ins, one appointment Washburn city and village election candidates

by Gregg Westigard Special to the Register WASHBURN COUNTY – The candidate list is now complete for April 2 election for the four city and village boards in Washburn County. There will be contests in Birchwood and Spooner, write-in races in Spooner and Shell Lake, and a vacant seat on the village board in Birchwood after the election. The only simple election is in the village of Minong where four incumbents are running unopposed for re-election.

Birchwood Village Birchwood Village President Morris Gillett is running for re-election and is being challenged by Linda Zillmer, a present village board trustee whose term is not up. Birchwood has a five-member village board, unique for the area, with two trustee spots open. The candidates are incumbent Stacie Small and Gillett, with the other trustee, Robert Hayes, not seeking another term. If Gillett wins both his contests and chooses to remain village president, the two-year trustee term he was elected to will be vacant. If Zillmer is elected village president, she will need to resign as trustee, leaving a one-year vacancy until her present term ends in 2014. Either way, the village board will need to make an appointment for a vacant trustee position after the April election.

Spooner City The city of Spooner has two open seats, with a contest in Ward 1 and no candidate in Ward 3. The candidates in the Ward 1 race to succeed Bob Otto are Jocelyn Ford and Michelle Ortman. No one has filed in Ward 3 where Fred Schulter is retiring. A write-in contest will fill that seat. Incumbents James Dohm, in Ward 2, and Christopher Thompson, in Ward 4, are unopposed for re-election. Shell Lake City Shell Lake also has an open spot on its ballot in Ward 1, but a candidate is already in the running as a writein. That candidate is Josh Buckridge, who also happens to be the incumbent after his recent appointment, replacing Jane Pederson after her resignation from the city council. With Buckridge in the running, Shell Lake will have four alderperson spots on the ballot and four candidates. In Ward 1, the candidates are incumbent Don Bruce and new incumbent Buckridge. The Ward 2 unopposed candidates are Tara Burns and incumbent Terry Leckel. Ken Schultz is not seeking another term. Minong Village The Minong Village election is very simple. Four incumbents, village President Lloyd Wallace and Trustees Linda Ellenberg, Carol Nelson and Randy Johnson are all running unopposed for re-election.

Schizophrenic man buys AK-47

by Gilman Halsted Wisconsin Public Radio

MADISON - The recent purchase of an AK-47 by a mentally ill man in Madison is raising concerns in light of the recent mass shootings. The man who handed the gun over to him says there’s room for improvement in the current background check process for buying weapons. Twenty-year-old Andrew Meis is undergoing a mental health competency assessment in preparation for a hearing next week on attempted homicide charges. He bought an AK-47 on the Internet and picked it up from federally licensed Madison gun dealer Joseph Fobes, on Dec. 4. Fobes says the transaction was a routine one. “I am a pretty good judge of character and I didn‘t see anything out of the ordinary with this particular individual. We spoke of some different ranges in the area where he could go to do some practice firing. It seemed no different from any other 20-year-old I have dealt with in the

past.” Fobes ran the required background check, which did not reveal that Meis been diagnosed with schizophrenia early last year. Meis was arrested after he told a doctor on Jan. 2 he planned to kill some of his friends and neighbors. Fobes, who sold him the gun, says Meis’s mental health status should have been available to the FBI, “so when a background check is performed, that information is there, so a red flag can go up and say, ‘oh, hey, we gotta stop this transaction.’” Gun control advocate Jeri Bonavia of the Wisconsin Anti-Violence effort agrees. “How those records get included and when they get included are really things that need to be looked at ... and they haven’t been.” Efforts to include mental health records in gun purchase background checks face opposition from advocates for the mentally ill who say revealing such records violate doctor/patient confidentiality.



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Jauch and Bewley announce northern listening session on mining bills

Feb. 9 listening session will include discussion of both SB1 and Sen. Cullen proposal

MADISON — Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, and Rep. Janet Bewley, D-Ashland, announced Friday, Jan. 25, that they will be holding a public listening session at the AmericInn in Ashland on Saturday, Feb. 9, beginning at 9 a.m. The event is open to the public and the discussion will focus on the two recently introduced mining bills, SB1/AB1, authored by Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, and LRB 0821, authored by Sen. Tim Cullen, D-Janesville. “Rep. Bewley and I have asked Sen. Tiffany and his Assembly counterpart, Rep. Williams, to reconsider their decision to not hold a hearing in northern Wisconsin on this new mining legislation and to date there has been no response. The only option remaining to ensure that the citizens of the north who were deliberately excluded from the process have their voices heard is to hold this listening session instead,” said Jauch. The northern lawmakers stressed that this listening session will not be a partisan event. Their goal is to provide a more open and thoughtful process. The legislators indicated that the listening session will help make the issue more accessible to citizens who

live in the area of the proposed mine. “The committee chairs could have held a hearing somewhere in central Wisconsin to make it equally accessible for citizens from around the state to attend, but they didn’t. Someone living in Ashland or Iron counties had to drive 11 hours round trip for the chance to offer two minutes in testimony on a bill that will directly impact their community,” noted Jauch. “Instead, they chose to make the hearing convenient for their friends in southeastern Wisconsin, going so far as to reserve a room for the conservative political group Americans For Prosperity to work from during the hearing, a reservation that was placed a full three days before the committee chairs announced the hearing to the public.” The event will be open to the public and all legislators are invited to attend. Cullen, Sen. Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center and Rep. Nick Milroy, D-Superior, have already indicated they will participate, and Jauch expects more legislators to announce plans to join them in the coming days. — from the office of Sen. Jauch

Editor’s note: The Assembly and Senate mining committees have set Feb. 6 for a vote on mining legislation, the latest sign that the Republicans, who control both chambers, are eager to pass a mining bill, according to a story in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has said that he doesn’t envision final passage until mid-March, and then with significant changes.

Hunt Hill to host winter soup lunch

SARONA — Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, located in Sarona, presents a winter soup lunch on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. in their Program Learning Center. Warm yourself with a bowl of soup while enjoying ca-

Washburn County Area Humane Society

ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK She’s gentle and quiet, she is oh so sweet, Trinka’s the most darling kitten you’ll meet. She likes other kitties and she likes to play, She was timid at first but gets better each day. Her round little face, it is love at first sight, She’s surely to be nothing but a delight. Adopting a kitten’s a great thing to do, And Trinka is patiently waiting for you. Cats for adoption: 1-1/2-year-old neutered black/ gray shorthair tiger; 1-year-old neutered orange shorthair tiger; 7-month-old female black/white shorthair; 1-year-old female Abyssinian mix; 2-yearold neutered orange/white longhair; 3-month-old tan/white female shorthair; 11-month-old female orange/white medium-hair; 7-month-old female brown/black shorthair tiger; 5-month-old shorthair calico/tiger mix; two 1-year-old neutered black shorthairs; 3-1/2-month-old black shorthair; black medium-hair and shorthair gray kittens. Dogs for adoption: 1-1/2-year-old neutered black/white American bulldog mix; 6-year-old spayed black Lab; 4-year-old spayed black Lab mix; 5-year-old spayed tan boxer; 10-year-old spayed white terrier mix; 2-year-old neutered black Lab/malamute mix; 2-year-old brown/white female pointer mix; 3-year-old neutered black/white rat terrier and a 4-year-old female gray pit bull. Strays include: A male black/tan shepherd mix found on Dock Lake Road wearing a collar with tags and a neutered black Lab wearing a blue collar with tags found near Spooner Lake.

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maraderie and conversation. Each month will feature a nature topic for conversation led by Hunt Hill staff. Soup lunches will be the second Tuesday of each month through April. Lunch is served from noon to 1 p.m. and guests are welcome to stay after the meal for cards or just to chat. Volunteers are always appreciated to make and donate their favorite soup. Freewill donations are appreciated. For questions, directions or to learn more call 715-635-6543, e-mail or go to Upcoming soup lunch dates: Tuesday, Feb. 12; Tuesday, March 12; Tuesday, April 9. — from Hunt Hill


Taken Sept. 20, 1939, this photo shows the steamer South Park, a converted “whale back” cargo ship which carried various cargo, including briefly serving as a single-hulled tanker until her wreck and reclamation in 1969. – Photo courtesy Joel Dinda

Oil boom could return tankers to Superior

by Mike Simonson Wisconsin Public Radio SUPERIOR - Oil tankers could be returning to the port of Duluth-Superior after half a century. It’s because of the boom in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota and Montana. For part of the 1950s, tankers brought oil from the refinery in Superior down the Great Lakes, because the pipelines stopped at Superior. Once they were extended, the oil shipping business dried up. Now, Bakken oil field production has surpassed pipeline capacity. So Calumet Products says it’s exploring the idea of building an oil loading dock in Superior. Superior Calumet plant manager Dave Podratz says they’re still in the early stages of this. “The oil production in North Dakota has come up so far that the pipeline capacity has not kept up. Because of that, the oil producers in North Dakota will discount the price of oil. Because they’ve discounted it, there’s been an opportunity to load that on trains.” Podratz says having oil tankers does inspire environmental concerns. “There’s tankers moving on the Great Lakes — not necessarily this part of Lake Superior but some of the other Great Lakes, you see lots of tanker traffic. There’s some pretty specific regulations for shipping on the Great Lakes, shipping oil. Double-hulled tankers and those sorts of precautions.” The Duluth-Superior Port has been getting inquiries about shipping oil because of the Bakken boom. Port Authority Trade and Development Director Ron Johnson has been hearing about this over the past year. “Now what they’re looking at is going even farther east, to the East Coast, where there are a lot of refineries that are looking for this crude.” If Calumet finds customers for delivery, and if a pipeline isn’t built to increase capacity to the East Coast, then Calumet says it could have a dock operating by 2015.

Treats that may no longer be the way we remember them

y niece Andrea’s husband, Josh, posted the following on his Facebook status in November, “Yup just went to 15! Yes, 15 local businesses looking for the last of the Twinkies, alas, failure, but did find fruit pie, Ho Hos, one Sno ball, and the famous cupcake ... so not good for the diet.” Two thoughts occurred to me with the announcement on Nov. 21, 2012, of the closing of the wholesale baker and distributor business that was known for its Wonder Bread, Twinkies and Dolly Madison Cakes. The first thought was, should I continue to carry my sandwich to work in the container that is shaped like a slice of bread and has balloons of red, blue and yellow and the word Wonder® written on its cover? Is this container that I paid a quarter for at a garage sale going to be collector item? Then I got to wondering, what other snack foods are no longer with us. After doing some research I have the following information to share. I liked the product promoted by Bill Cosby that was launched in 1982 and had “all the goodness of pudding, frozen on a stick.” These pudding pops aren’t available from the original company, but it is reported they may be coming back under a different company’s name. Did you used to chew ”the thirst-quenching gum for the sports-minded” person that was available in lemon-lime and orange flavors? GatorGum claimed to be a dry-mouth cure for athletes and started as an experiment for the

University of Florida Gators football team. What about the Mars Marathon Bar with the wrapper that was a ruler? The Marathon name is used as an energy bar today, but originally was a chocolatecoated caramel-braid. The baking elves used to make skin-on potato chips that had the “baked-potato appeal.” The original versions are available at select locations and retailers and also under the label T.G.I Fridays Potato Skins. Hydrox was America’s first crème-filled chocolate cookie when it was launched in 1908 but met its end in 2003 because it didn’t catch on the way Oreo has. But remember Oreo O’s cereal? The Oreo-flavored Cheerios with marshmallow-flavored sprinkles were available from 1998-2007. Then there was the IceCream Cone cereal that was to bring dessert to your morning cereal bowl in chocolate chip and vanilla flavors. This brings us to Drake’s Devil Dogs that were launched in 1923. According to Drake’s Cakes produced and distributed snack cakes across the northeast before being bought out by Hostess. They could be on their way out, too, that is unless another bakery company saves them. When you heard that some of your favorite sugar-filled snack cakes were on their way out, did you get caught up in the fever to get your hands on what could be your final golden sponge cake with its creamy filling?

Beyond the office door • Suzanne Johnson


Career counselor available locally

RICE LAKE – Adults who have questions regarding educational and career options will have the opportunity to meet with a counselor from the Educational Opportunity Network at area learning centers in February. Make an appointment to visit with EON counselor Jim Dzimiela at either the Hayward WITC Learning Center on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m.-noon; LCO College in Hayward on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1-3 p.m., Spooner WITC Learning Center on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m.-noon; or at the Shell Lake Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m.-noon.

Dzimiela is also available, by appointment, to meet with people in his Rice Lake office located on the UW-Barron County campus. Please call 800-335-3113 or e-mail EON is a program of the U.S. Department of Education that is designed to assist adults with career decision-making, academic assistance, educational programs and financial aid information. The EON provides information about technical programs as well as two- and fouryear university programs. — from UWBC

La CROSSE — The following local students have been named to the dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for the fall semester of the 2012-13 academic year. To be eligible, students must have earned not less than a 3.5 semester grade-point average and have carried a minimum of 12 semester credits. Students are Sarona: Naida Bangsberg, therapeutic recreation; and Patrick Swanson, mathematics education; Shell Lake: Emma Gimse White, undeclared; Nicolette Scheu, social studies education; Spooner: Sam Posso, art major; and Angela Romportl, microbiology. – from TheLink ••• RIVER FALLS — Local students named to the University of WisconsinRiver Falls fall semester dean’s list as a full-time undergraduate student earning a grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a scale of 4.0 were Birchwood: Meghan Swanson Birchwood, majoring in English; Spooner: Colin Carlton, majoring in elementary education; Kenna Organ, majoring in biology; Shell Lake: Jamie Hanson, majoring in marketing communications; John Maher, majoring in computer science and info systems; Trego: Brittany Bell, majoring in elementary education; and Megan Smith, Trego, ma-

joring in biotechnology. — from ReadMedia ••• MILWAUKEE — Madeline Kunkel, Spooner, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Kunkel is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. — from ReadMedia ••• DULUTH, Minn.— Ryan Murphy, Sarona, sophomore, majoring in exercise physiology; and Berlin Sohn, Spooner, junior, majoring in exercise physiology, have been named to the fall 2012 dean’s list at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn. — from ReadMedia ••• SUPERIOR — The University of Wisconsin-Superior has named following local students to the dean’s list for academic achievement during the fall 2012 semester. Birchwood: Rachel Leiser; Sarona: Daniel Fuller and Jessica Rubin; Shell Lake: Sharon Ricci; Spooner: Kyle Gauger, Alyssa Gostonczik, Austin Hochstetler, Samuel Holden, Lindsey Lenser, Lisa Pederson, Lauren Schroeder, Emily Vanda and Tyler Zaloudek; Trego: Sally Sundeen and Theresa Woodruff. — from TheLink

Academic news

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners

January 22 - $30 Amy Wilhelm, Maplewood, Minn. January 23 - $30 Steve Lundeen, Barronett January 24 - $30 William Stewart III, Spooner January 25 - $300 Lois Niemi, Athens

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

Temps & levels

Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2012 Jan. 21 Jan. 22 Jan. 23 Jan. 24 Jan. 25 Jan. 26 Jan. 27

2013 Jan. 21 Jan. 22 Jan. 23 Jan. 24 Jan. 25 Jan. 26 Jan. 27

High 9 21 23 22 23 30 36

High 3 -7 2 10 12 17 23

Low -12 -6 21 16 16 21 7

Precip. 3.5” snow 1.8” snow 1.0” snow

Low Precip. -14 -19 -16 -16 trace snow -13 1.6” snow -12 trace snow -12

Exhibitors, reserve a space at the canoe and wooden boat show

SPOONER – You are invited to participate in the third-annual Canoe and Wooden Boat Show, to be held in conjunction with Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day on Saturday, May 25, outside of the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum in Spooner. Spring is on the way, and it’s time now to make plans to be an exhibitor and display your canoes and canoe-related items of all types, classic and modern; wooden boats of all shapes, sizes and designs; plus all kinds of classic and vintage water and paddling related items of interest. Exhibitors can include individuals, commercial entities, nonprofits, authors, government agencies, educators, crafters and businesses whose products or services are relevant to boaters and wooden boats and canoes. Booth space is free and to reserve a space just download a booth reservation form from the WCHM Web site at and return it as soon as possible. Or e-mail info@ and ask that an exhibitor invitation be sent to you. You can also request one by phone at 715-635-2479. The WCHM is a 501c3 nonprofit located at 312 Front St. in Spooner. Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day is produced by the WCHM on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and includes a canoe and wooden boat show, museum tours and This wooden canoe is an example of items to open house in the museum exhibit hall, the be displayed at the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage unveiling of a new annual display, ongoMuseum Canoe and Wooden Boat Show Saturing activities in the canoe workshop, and day, May 25. — Photo submitted food and beverage. — from WCHM

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1953 - 60 years ago

• Under the provision of the will of Miss Lucy A. Leonard, leading upper Wisconsin educator, the Shell Lake Library received about 200 very fine books and the bookcase that housed them. • Mrs. Raymond Haremza, deputy clerk of court, was on hand for a special term of court. • John McNabb had a sign at Shell Lake Motors notifying the public that he had red fox meat for sale. • Sarona School pupils and Mrs. Knapp were birthday and television guests at the E.J. Roeser home for Inauguration Day. They enjoyed watching the ceremonies and most of the parade. With Vaughn Roeser’s birthday being the next day, everyone had birthday cake.

1963 - 50 years ago

• Parent-teacher conferences were held at Shell Lake. High school conferences were half an hour in length and elementary and junior high were 15 minutes. Report cards were given out to parents. This was the first such parent-teacher conferences in Shell Lake. • Gloria Mangelsen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Mangelsen, was released from the Shell Lake Hospital. She was expected to return to school in another week. • Airman Basic James F. McGibbon, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Klaubunde, Shell Lake, was reassigned to Kessler AFB, Miss., for technical training as a United States Air Force radio and radar maintenance specialist. • A pink and blue shower, honoring Mrs. David Hubin, was held at the R. Trader home with Mrs. Trader, Mrs. Mervyn Elliott and Mrs. Stanley Elliott as hostesses. Traveling Bingo and other games were played.

1973 - 40 years ago

• The small town of Sarona gained a

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unique business, that of manufacturing pool cues. Duard and James Schmelke, father and son, joined forces in producing and wholesaling up to 3,000 cues per year. • Linda Bakker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Bakker, was named to the dean’s list at UW-River Falls. Deanna Lutz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lutz, was named to the dean’s list at La Crosse State University. Linda Wennerberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wennerberg, received a grade-point average of 4.00 at the Indianhead Technical Institute-Superior. • Officers of the Trailblazers Snowmobile Club met at the Richard Rydberg home and adopted the corporation papers and bylaws. A family ride was planned with each family bringing buns and wieners and other treats for a wiener roast. • Shell Lake seniors named to the honor roll were Pam Minot, Colleen Glessing, Kathy Anderson, Susan VanMeter, JoAnne Crosby, Jan Frey, Don Lemke, Jan Swanson, Rae Nell Petz, Frank Melton, Jim Rohlik, Brad Marker, Sandi Lindeman, Tom Porter, Carl Mangelsen, Sonja Pederson, Mike Norton, Tim Pederson, Clint Atkinson, Jack Dahlstrom and Greg Flogstad.

1983 - 30 years ago

• Indianhead Medical Center’s Hospital Auxiliary was making it easier for parents to abide by the state law and, they hoped, make traveling with their infant children safer. The project involved having rental infant safety seats available to parents of babies born at Indianhead Medical Center at a cost of $5 for nine months or until the children weighed 20 pounds. Parents paid $15, but received $10 back if the seat was returned in good condition. • Defeating Flambeau gave the Shell

Lake wrestling team the Lakeland Conference championship. • Gayle Elizabeth Furchtenicht, daughter of Jean and Howard Furchtenicht, Sarona, was recognized by the College of Agricultural and Life Science at UWMadison for outstanding scholastic performance. She was majoring in agricultural journalism. • Brad Carlson, 11, and Suzette Ailport, 13, Shell Lake, were district winners of the Knights of Columbus free-throw shooting contest.

1993 - 20 years ago

• Kathryn Lenz celebrated her 80th birthday. • Howard and Fern Griffith celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. • Richard and Dorothy Kidder, Shell Lake, received a Quality Silver Award from Wisconsin Dairies Cooperative for averaging 101,000 to 300,000 somatic cell count. • Seniors Rich Scott and Kendra Carlson were crowned winter homecoming king and queen at Shell Lake High School.

2003 - 10 years ago

• Construction began on Shell Lake’s new 41-room motel, AmericInn Lodge and Suites. • An alarm sounded at Thunder Gift Gallery in downtown Shell Lake. When the police arrived, they found the back door to the store had been pried open. The burglar(s) apparently fled the scene on foot after the alarm sounded. They had not entered the store. The only damage done was to the door and door frame. • Aage Duch was preparing to celebrate his 95th birthday. • Jack Neely, Jack Porter, Pat Harrington and Floyd Pederson were photographed together as they had been gathering every morning for over 10 years in Shell Lake for coffee and cards.


Dewey Country

by Pauline Lawrence

It started snowing on Sunday. Yes, they predicated snow and possibly rain, and it was to freeze in the Twin Cities. We had 22 and 25 below a couple of mornings during the past week. The wind didn’t help matters either. It’s happy birthday to Cyrus Atkinson on Feb. 2. Have a great day, Cyrus. Happy birthday Haiden Stariha on Feb. 2. Have a fun day, Haiden. A very happy birthday to Meghan Stone on Feb. 3. Have a wonderful day Meghan. Feb. 4, a very happy birthday to Carl Meister as he enjoys that special day. Also a happy birthday to Kyle Beaufeaux and Isaac Crosby when Isaac turns 7 years old. Happy anniversary to Curt and Paige Skluzacek on Feb. 4 with many more to come. Happy birthday way down in Black River Falls to Mark Hansen as he enjoys his special day with lots more to come. Happy birthday way down in Missouri to Larry Hopke as he enjoys his special day with more to come. Happy birthday to Mike Quam and to Trudy Meister on Feb. 9 with many more to come. Happy birthday to John Pockat on Feb. 10 and also to Nike Melton, with many more to come. Daya Lawrence, a very happy birthday to you when you turn 9 years old on Feb. 11. Have a fun day, Daya. Feb. 12, it’s happy birthday to Brooke Becker and also to Jim Marker, with many more to come. Feb. 13, birthday wishes go out to Billie Aderman as she enjoys her special day. Have a wonderful day, Billie. Last Tuesday found Butch and Loretta VanSelus taking in the farm show at the

mall in Rice Lake. They saw lots of new equipment and understand they had some animals there. Ginny Schnell spent last Tuesday with her mom, Diane Hulleman, and stayed overnight. She had to be to work Wednesday morning. Chad and Colleen Jensen and daughter Izzy came to spend the weekend with Diane Hulleman. Sunday found Chad taking in the Shell Lake FFA ice-fishing contest on Bashaw Lake. We hear Don Grunnes is now home and has nurses attending to him. Also Claude McCarty fell in his house and broke his hip so was taken to Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake where they pinned his hip. At this time he is at the hospital but will be released to a nursing home where he will get good care and his hip will heal. Talking with Marv Knoop he tells us that he’s keeping the woodstove full and enjoying the heat. Bernard Redding had chemo Thursday. Sandy says sometimes he doesn’t have a lot of pain to start with but does later. We hope you’re doing well, Bernard. Please keep Bernard and Sandy in your special thoughts and prayers. Talking with my favorite sister, Marie Quam, she says she isn’t doing a lot but is busy housecleaning. She gets a box out and of course she has to read everything. Sounds like me, Marie! Saturday was the Melton Christmas at the fellowship hall at the Wesleyan church. Evelyn tells me they had 62 people there and that wasn’t all of the family. Sunday they had family prayer service at their house. Yah know, I’m thinking back to when I was a little girl, and yah want to know who I’m thinking of? Well, it’s my

It’s so nice to have milder weather and some snowfall, 4 to 5 inches on Sunday, enough to send Jeff Gagner out with the truck plow. He went by my house about 4 a.m. Monday. Now the snowmobilers and skiers are happy. Virginia Stodola’s nephew, Lane Johnson, came and picked her up along with her cousin, June Westerlund, and took them to Camella Johnson’s in Haugen to celebrate the 90th birthday of Eunice Hyllested of Rice Lake on Sunday. These four cousins are now 90, 91, 92 and 94 years young, so they had a great time visiting. Many more happy birthdays for you Eunice. Elfreda West went with Janet Donetell to Altoona on Saturday to Janet’s son’s, Tony and Rheta’s, for their son, Bini’s third birthday celebration with family. Belated birthday wishes to the little fellow. Deb West and daughter Jessie and granddaughter Ande went to the Twin Cities to Gina and Shawn Noterman’s on Saturday for the birthday of their little son, Chase, who turned 1. Renee Zimmerman went with cousins Brianne and Ben LaVeau and Randy Myer and met cousins Jeff and Terry Magnus at a ice-fishing contest in Somerset on Saturday. They report it was cold. Some very dear folks have left us this past week and will be missed by those that knew them. Janet Single, 66, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 24, at home with her loving husband, Bob, at her side, after she suffered the last couple of years with many health issues. Janet and Bob were a very close couple, very spiritual and active members of the Sarona Methodist Church where they had met and married 18 years ago. Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Scalzo-Taylor Funeral Home in Spooner. Sarona folks extend sympathy to the family of our neighbor to the north, Verna Norton, 88, Beaver Brook, a really nice lady whose funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Faith Lutheran

in Spooner. Condolences also to the family of wellknown Warren Winton, 93. At one time he was our county’s attorney and also a Washburn County judge. Luther Icard, 72, Shell Lake, passed away at Terraceview Living Center. He was a brother-in-law to Kenny Green, who at one time lived with the late Matt and Ethel Huerth in Sarona. I was so saddened to hear on Monday of the passing of Caren Olson, Shell Lake, and extend sympathy to her family. Talked to Greg Krantz and he said he caught a flu bug so no good news there. I enjoyed visiting with Vernon Pierce. He called and said I didn’t know them but he reads the Sarona column. He and wife Peggy live in his home place on Monday Lake after moving up from the Twin Cities. He graduated from Shell Lake in 1952 and at one time milked cows for his uncle and aunt, the Mel Smiths, back when he was in high school. The farm is now Fuernot Farms, the farm we bought. He also mentioned a dog they had that was such a good cattle dog. I asked him if the dog’s name was Dime, which it was. When we moved here in October 1951, the Smiths left us their dog because they only moved a mile away and thought the dog would have to be tied so it didn’t come back to the farm. That was some of our memories of over 60 years ago. And we know many of the same people, so we had a nice chat. He says they’ve been catching some nice northern and crappies out of the lake. Birthday wishes this week to Sharon Quinn, Julia Pokorny, Justis Knutson, Cody Konop, Bob Kruegar, David Granzin, Heidi Pfluger, Sharon Krantz, Dean Mott, Brent Saffert, Tammy Gagner and Lil’ Aage Duch, Feb. 1; Jonell Ullom, Feb. 2; Evelyn Schaffer, Mary Bos, John Cusick, Jeremiah and Travis Rux, Feb. 3; Jeff Norton, Feb. 4, John Okonek and Cody Gagner, Feb. 5; and Denise Johansen, Feb. 6.

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brother, Carl. Carl would hitch up the two horses in the wintertime to a big manure sled we had on skis. He would scoop all those nutrients out of the gutter and had a board at the end of the sled and up he went, dumping those great nutrients. When he was done taking the nutrients out of the gutter, he’d get on the sled and away he’d go to put it on Dad’s land. Judy and Ginger, the horses, must have been taught to go ahead in the field, and Carl would get on the sled behind and throw off the cow manure. When he was done, he’d get those horses in gear and come a-flying home into our big yard and hold the horses tight and the sled would slide all across our yard. He’d get a kick out of it as we all did. My pups. This week we had some fresh snow, and I had both my pups out and that little Rammy just loved the snow. In fact, I couldn’t get him to come to me to the house. He ran everywhere but to the house, just loving the snow. I’m a wondering what he will do when spring comes. Rammy goes in my bedroom, and all of a sudden he’s alone and cries. So I give a yell to him, “I’m here.” Then he comes out a little later. Jan. 22, I saw 23 wild turkeys in Duane Johnson’s field. They came single file and were pecking for food. News from the Jan. 15 Town of Dewey meeting. Phil Lindeman reported that Burnett County is working on the dispatch center with Polk County. Burnett County members of the board will have a policy meeting with Polk County. The sheriff’s department still has three deputies out and hopefully this will be

settled soon. The Town of Dewey Board reported that they have had bridge inspection but they forgot one bridge. Mark is to get ahold of them. Woody has reported he has been cutting trees in the ditches, etc., and also has been snowplowing, and he says he used four loads of salt on our roadways. The next Town of Dewey Board meeting will be Feb. 12, 8 p.m., at the Dewey Town Hall. Everyone welcome. Caucus meeting was held Jan. 26 at the Dewey Town Hall. Nominated for chairman was Mark Knoop. Supervisors were Phil Scheu, Kyle Vanderhoof, Keith Mechtel and Duane Johnson. Treasurer is Bill Holden. Clerk is Pam Brown and assessor is John Biver. I think we did this meeting in about seven minutes with Marv Knoop chairing the meeting. Mark your calendars for Saturday, Feb. 9. Yes, that’s the day for the big spaghetti feed benefit for Rich and Patti Fenney at the Shell Lake Community Center. Serving will be from 4-7 p.m. Please keep Jim Toll in your special thoughts and prayers as he’s had the flu for two weeks. Dave was up to his pa’s for the weekend. Sunday, Jim and Dave attended the Shell Lake FFA ice-fishing contest. Jim won a cutting board, and Dave a certificate to Becky’s. Jim tells us his sister, Tam Toll, of La Crosse, broke her wrist. Get-well wishes to Tam. Getwell wishes also to Marilyn Toll, Jim’s wife. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!

Relay For Life kickoff to be held at Denelies

by Suzanne Johnson Register staff writer SPOONER — Even though the Washburn County Relay For Life is still a few months away, it isn’t too soon to start thinking about this through-the-night event to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. This year’s relay is set for Friday, May 31, at the 3-12 athletic field at Shell Lake Schools. The opening ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. The walk will conclude the morning of Saturday, June. 1. The theme for this year’s relay is Sock It To Cancer. Jeri Bitney, Shell Lake, is the honorary chair. The kickoff for Relay For Life is

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 6 p.m., at Denelies, 401 River St., Spooner. It is encouraged that as many teams as possible have a representative at the kickoff. Teams are starting to plan fundraisers. On Monday, Feb. 18, a girls basketball game at Shell Lake 3-12 School between Shell Lake and Spooner players will raise funds for the relay. A similar event for boys was held in December. In November, the Blazing a Trail for Hope fun run and walk at the Spooner Middle School raised $700. For more information on participating or sponsoring a Relay For Life team in Washburn County, please contact Steve Clay, chairperson, 715-416-3493.

St. Francis de Sales honor roll students named

SPOONER — St. Francis de Sales School recently completed their second quarter for the 2012-2013 school year. Students named to the A honor roll were Tiffany Romportl, fifth grade; Spencer Blonk, John Nauertz and Evelyn Paffel, sixth grade; and Anna Emerson, Audrey Blonk, Mark Nauertz and Adeline Paffel, eighth grade.

Named to the B honor roll were Spence Hoellen, Christopher Lord and Aaron Sacco, fifth grade; Miguel Barrett, Tyler Griffith, John Hoellen and Laura Medley, seventh grade; and Sophia DelFiacco, and Rachel Medley, eighth grade. — from St. Francis de Sales

Walk With Ease class to meet

SPOONER — Encouraging the community to walk to reduce pain, increase balance, walk for a healthy life and to manage weight, the Washburn County Aging and Disability Resource Center will sponsor an Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program™ in Spooner. This class if open to the public. Classes will be every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 5

through March 14, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Spooner Ice House. Meet at the upstairs conference room, 301 Walnut St. Please register before Friday, Feb. 1, by contacting Eva Johnston at 715-365-4460. To join this class you must be able to stand for 10 minutes. Please wear comfy tennis shoes and good walking clothes. – from ADRC


Public school open enrollment application period begins Feb. 4 program, parents must apply during the Feb. 4 to April 30 application period to the school district they wish their children to attend. Online application is encouraged. Application deadlines are firm. Early and late applications are not accepted. Districts will notify parents by June 7 whether their open enrollment applications have been approved or denied. Under the current open enrollment law, transportation, in most circumstances, is the responsibility of the parent. However, some school districts may provide partial transportation. Parents with questions should call the nonresident school district office to find out if any transportation will be provided. Reimbursement of a portion of transportation costs is available for families whose children are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals based on federal income guidelines. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction provides the following guidance for parents who wish to apply for open enrollment. • Parents are urged to apply online directly from the open enrollment Web site The online application will be available from midnight Feb. 4 until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30.

Heart of the Farm: Women in Agriculture Conference to be held in Solon Springs

klam, agriculture and horticulture educator, Douglas County. This session will discuss the ages and stages of youth development and how to prevent common farm-related injuries for the different age groups. Steps to take in an emergency and first aid resources will be discussed. Managing Your Farm Records: Otto Wiegand, agriculture agent, Burnett, Sawyer and Washburn counties, will be covering what a record system is, basic needs for record-keeping systems, what records to keep, how long to keep them, and how to get things organized for your taxes and lender. Also, learn about different types of financial record-keeping software and where to find information about them. Ice Breaker: Chair Massage. Theresa Vogel, L.M.T., Associated Bodyworkers and massage professional, is certified in prenatal and postpartum massage therapy, myofascial release, and cranio-sacral therapy. She will be providing 10-minute chair massages throughout the day. Rich’s Cuisine will cater lunch. Registration for the workshop is $20 per person. To register, obtain a brochure or for more information, contact UW-Extension, c/o Jane Anklam, 715-395-1363, Otto Wiegand or Kevin Schoessow, 715-635-3506, or Jenny Vanderlin, 608-263-7795. Please register by Monday, Feb. 18. Heart of the Farm is supported by the UW-Center for Dairy Profitability, UW-Extension, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Farm Service Agency and a USDA Risk Management Agency grant. — UW-Extension

SPOONER — The USDA Farm Service Agency reminds producers that the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the authorization of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) for many Commodity Credit Corporation commodity, disaster and conservation programs through 2013. FSA administers these programs. The extended program includes, among others: the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program, the Average Crop Revenue Election Program, and the Milk Income Loss Contract Program. FSA will begin sign-ups for DCP and ACRE for the 2013 crops on Feb. 19. The DCP sign-up period will end Aug. 2 and the ACRE sign-up period will end on June 3. The 2013 DCP and ACRE program provisions are unchanged from 2012, except that all eligible participants in 2013 may choose to enroll in either DCP or ACRE for

the 2013 crop year. This means that eligible producers who were enrolled in ACRE in 2012 may elect to enroll in DCP in 2013 or re-enroll in ACRE in 2013, and vice versa. All dairy producers’ MILC contracts are automatically extended to Sept. 30. Eligible producers, therefore, do not need to re-enroll in MILC. Specific details regarding certain modification to MILC will be released soon. FSA will provide producers with information on program requirements, update and sign-ups as the information becomes available. Any additional details will be posted on FSA’s Web site. For more information about the programs and loan administered by FSA, contact the Washburn/Burnett FSA county office at 800 N. Front St., Room 101, located in Spooner, at 715-635-8228, Ext. 2, or — from FSA


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Open enrollment by the numbers The number of students open-enrolling to schools outside their home district has grown every year in Wisconsin since 1998-99 when the program was established. New and continuing transfers 1998-99 .....................................................................2,464 1999-00 .....................................................................4,858 2000-01 .....................................................................7,213 2001-02 .....................................................................9,602 2002-03 ...................................................................12,378 2003-04 ...................................................................15,413 2004-05 ...................................................................18,215 2005-06 ...................................................................21,028 2006-07 ...................................................................23,406 2007-08 ...................................................................25,898 2008-09 ...................................................................28,025 2009-10 ...................................................................31,916 2010-11....................................................................34,498 2011-12....................................................................37,227 2012-13.........................................approximately 41,562 THE — from WDPI


SOLON SPRINGS — Mark your calendars. A Heart of the Farm: Women in Agriculture Conference will be held at the St. Croix Inn, 11390 South 5th Street, Solon Springs, Thursday, Feb. 15. The Heart of the Farm: Women in Agriculture Conference series is a UW-Extension program that is committed to addressing the needs of farm women by providing education on farm business topics, connecting them with agricultural resources and creating support networks. This conference will provide women with the opportunity to network with other farm women and learn about farm business arrangements, how you, as farm women, can make a difference and how to balance your life. A special session on wine and cheese will end the day. The conference begins with registration at 9 a.m. and will end at 3:15 p.m. with door prizes. Topics and presenters include: Is it a Three-Ring Circus or Balancing Act? Join Kara Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms, Hayward, Lisa Soyring, Soyring Farms, Maple, Jayne Ross, beef producer, Douglas, and Renee Middleton, dairy producer, Town of Oakland, in discussing how they balance farm, work, family and personal priorities. Farm Succession: Joy Kirkpatrick, outreach specialist, UW-Center for Dairy Profitability. This session provides an overview of issues to consider as you develop, communicate and implement a succession plan and provide participants with helpful resources as they begin the process. Keeping Young Hearts Safe on the Farm by Jane An-

• Paper applications can be obtained from the DPI or any public school district. Paper application forms must be received by the nonresident school district no earlier than Feb. 4 and no later than 4 p.m. on April 30. A postmark for paper forms will not meet the requirement. • Parents may submit applications to up to three nonresident school districts for each child during the open enrollment application period. • Forms must be filled out completely and accurately. Contact the local school district office or the DPI if assistance is needed in completing the application. • Parents may request enrollment in a specific school or program in the nonresident school district; however, enrollment in the requested school or program is subject to space and other limitations and is not guaranteed. • Most students who attended a nonresident school district under open enrollment last year are not required to reapply for the 2013-14 school year. However, if the student will be entering middle school, junior high school, or high school in the 2013-14 school year, parents should call the nonresident school district to find out if reapplication will be required. • Parents may apply for their children to attend 4year-old kindergarten under open enrollment only if the resident school district also offers a 4-year-old kindergarten program for which the child is eligible. To assist parents in submitting open enrollment applications, a directory of public school districts is available on the DPI Web site at More information is available from local school districts or from an open enrollment consultant at DPI, 888-2452732 toll-free, or

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MADISON — Wisconsin’s three-month open enrollment application window for the 2013-14 school year begins Monday, Feb. 4, allowing parents an opportunity to send their children to any public school district in the state. Traditionally, children in Wisconsin are assigned to school districts based on the location of their parents’ home. The state’s open enrollment program, also known as public school choice, began in the 1998-99 school year and has experienced steady growth over the years. The open enrollment application period is the only tuition-free opportunity for most parents to apply for their children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they live. “Wisconsin’s long-running open enrollment program supports parental involvement and shared responsibility for educating children,” said state Superintendent Tony Evers. “Parents who are involved in their children’s education contribute to the success of their students and the strength of local public schools. Wisconsin’s open enrollment program is one way for parents to take an active role in their children’s education,” he said. Under the full-time public school open enrollment

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RICE LAKE — Science Saturday is a one-day event for boys and girls currently in fifth through eighth grade that will feature fascinating activities and handson experiences showcasing science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The day will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County in Rice Lake on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. The day of science will be led by UW faculty, Ph.D. mega-mind scientists ready to have fun. The day will include three fun-packed classes: Get Your Move On, where students will discover modes of locomotion in microscopic organisms, animals and human skeletal model; Robot Invasion, where students will learn to

program LEGO Mindstorms Robots to conquer several obstacle courses; and Mad Scientist, when students will join Dr. M. in his science lab and conduct chemical transformations and watch remarkable demonstrations of chemical and physical phenomena. Preregistration is required for Science Saturday as class size is limited. The registration fee is $15, which includes lunch. To register for Science Saturday and pay online go to or call Samantha Heathman in the UWBC continuing education department at 715-2348176, Ext. 5403 or e-mail samantha.heathman@uwc. edu. — from UWBC

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State reduces tax credits, affects rural poor


by Shamane Mills Wisconsin Public Radio

STATEWIDE – As the federal government tries to raise awareness about a tax credit for the working poor, Wisconsin is seeing savings by reducing what’s known as the “earned income tax credit.” A legislative fiscal bureau analysis shows the amount Wisconsin paid for the earned income tax credit declined 18 percent last year. That’s because of cuts made in the state budget. What the state saved, individuals lost. Tamarine Cornelius is with the nonprofit Wisconsin Budget Project. She says the reduced credit is tantamount to a tax increase for people who can least afford it: “Changes that would take about $500 a year out of the pocket of a single mom working at minimum wage trying to support her two kids. Because this credit was so deeply cut last time, these families are essentially paying more in taxes.”

Cornelius looked at which parts of the state were benefiting the most from Wisconsin‘s state earned income tax credit. It’s rural residents. Fitfeen percent of those in rural areas use the credit as opposed to 13 percent of those in metropolitan counties. Outreach and free tax preparation help boost awareness. Still, 20 percent of U.S. residents eligible for the federal earned income tax credit don’t receive it because they don’t file a return. Christopher Miller is with the Internal Revenue Service. “About a third of the people eligible for EITC changes every year. Probably because people lose a job or get one, or they have a child or they change their marital status. And that changing population is why it’s so important to raise new awareness every year.” Half of all states offer the credit, in addition to the federal government.

February community ed classes offered at Shell Lake

SHELL LAKE — Shell Lake Community Ed has released a list of classes to be held in February. Open lab – Photoshop users night Wednesdays, Feb. 6 and Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m. Gather your SD cards, grab your camera and join up with other likeminded photography gurus for a night of working together. Shell Lake Community Ed has the computer lab open for you to edit photos using Photoshop. Following an every-other-week schedule, the lab will be open and facilitated by Larry Samson, local photographer for the Washburn County newspaper. Please come with questions to be answered, insight to share and a plan to take care of some of your unfinished business. Open lab is no charge, however an e-mail or phone call for attendance is appreciated: or 715-4687815, Ext. 1337. To be held in the junior high business computer lab, at the Shell Lake High School. iPad basics Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6-8 p.m. iPad classes are going back to the basics. The Apple iPad has a variety of applications and accessibility options — learn how to use them. Sign up for one session or pick and choose topics that will give you the boost you need to use your iPad the way you want to. The first class was so great we’re offering it again. What is all this “app” talk? Learn about downloading apps, customizing your tablet and everything you need to know to manipulate the basics of your new iPad. You will not go home without learning something new. A select amount of Apple iPads will be available for use during class per student request. Please register by Monday, Feb.

11, by calling 715-468-7815, Ext. 1337. To be held in Shell Lake High School business lab. Instructor is Sara Ducos. Cost is $15. Sunday funday – open gym Every Sunday in February, 10 a.m. to noon. Calling all boys and girls big and small. Get your winter wiggles out. Supervision provided, good behavior expected, gym shoes required. 3-12 high school gym. Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24. No registration necessary. Walk the halls A friendly reminder that the Shell Lake 3-12 School is open for hall walking Monday through Friday, 6:30-8 a.m. and 3:30-8:30 p.m. Keep yourself active this winter with hall walking. Spice up variety from a treadmill and get your miles in using our walking maps, located at the entrance of the 3-12 school. Plan ahead ... Saturday, March 2: The basics of baking bread. Learn to make no-knead, crusty bread and then how to use the dough to make loaves, bread sticks and an Italian-style pizza using a pizza stone and peel. Bring an ice-cream pail to take home a batch of dough and $7 material fee payable to instructor. Be prepared for a sampling. Tuesday, April 8: Family Directed Home Funerals. This class provides education to help families choose afterdeath care for their loved ones. Class includes what a family would need to know: care of the body, legal issues, and burial and/or cremation arrangements. The DVD “A Family Undertaking” will be shown, and a personal account from a family member who has experienced a home funeral will speak. — from SLCE

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by Diane Dryden Like much of the Wisconsin economy, the Register staff writer company faltered in the recession in the SARONA — Way back in 1889, George early 1980s. Parker invested in an overhaul Parker founded the company that would of Arrow Park with newer and more autobear his name for many years as he began mated manufacturing equipment. They a tradition of pens throughout the world. were able to snag the manufacturing of all In 1894, when everyone used a fountain the signing pens Ronald Reagan used durpen, meaning each pen had its own liquid ing his term as president from 1981 to ink cartridge, Parker patented his Lucky 1989. Each of these special pens had a cusCurve feed. It was claimed to draw excess tom metal piece closer to the tip engraved ink back into the pen body when the pen with the presidential seal followed by his was not in use. It was so well made and name. thought out that the feed was used in varJean went to work as a secretary for anious forms until 1928. The basic design, other company, and it was only natural which prevented leaks while carrying the that she also did all the secretarial work for pen in one’s pocket, became the comher husband and his partner, saving them pany’s first commercial breakthrough. hiring someone else. From the 1920s to the 1960s, before the Manufacturing for Parker wasn’t the development of the ballpoint pen, Parker only thing they did. During his 25 years of was either No. 2 or No. 3 in worldwide self-employment, Hentsch also designed writing instrument sales with over $400 many other dies for other companies, million worth of sales in its 30-year history. drawing each plan meticulously. Business Manufacturing facilities were set up over was good for the Beloit Precision Die Co., the years in Canada, the United Kingdom, but not so for Parker Pens. In 1986, a group Denmark, France, Mexico, Pakistan, India, of Parker’s British executives and inA progressive die constantly punched out the pen clips, each punch creating a different bend or vestors acquired the Writing Instrument Germany, Argentina and the United States cut. It took up to 37 punches to created one of the famous Arrow clip pens. in Janesville. Division in a leveraged buyout, moving Parker Pen soon became a stalwart of the Janesville the corporate headquarters to Newhaven, England, and economy. In 1918, the company achieved its first $1 mildownsizing the Janesville workforce. Seven years later, lion sales year, and the following year saw construction in 1993, the owners sold Parker Pen Holding Ltd. to the of a new, five-story factory. Parker emerged from World Gillette Company. Gillette closed the Arrow Park plant in War II with well over 1,500 Wisconsin employees and a 2000, putting an end to an era which had contributed home plant almost 30 years old. The pens were so popgenerously to the growth of Janesville. ular that the armistices were signed after WW II using Today, the Bic pen wins the prize for the most widely Parker pens. Naturally, commemorative editions were sold pen in the world. As of 2004, 100 billion pens have offered for sale of those famous pens. In 1953, Parker been manufactured with their ubiquitous plastic top and opened Arrow Park, a new 226,000-square-foot factory clip. equipped with state-of-the-art automated manufacturHentsch retired in 1999, selling out to his partner’s ing machinery. In 1957, Ken Hentsch, a Madge resident, sons. Not a man to sit idle, he started building the house started his career with the company. they now live in in Madge, near Hunt Hill. He’s finished Hentsch and his wife, Jean, had just completed his Air other building projects and is thinking of a few more that Force career during the Korean War, and they were back he’d like to tackle soon. If you ask him if there are any sehome in Beloit. There was employment in their own crets about pens that he’d like to share, he lowers his town at the Fairbanks and Morse Company, which manvoice and says, “If you can’t get a pen to work, rub it on As a die designer for 25 years, Ken Hentsch drew meticulous the bottom of your rubber-soled shoes; works nearly ufactured weighing scales, pumps, engines, windmills and locomotives, but Ken decided he would rather drive and detailed plans for a variety of dies that would create a variety every time.” of products. the 16 miles to Janesville and work with a company that clip, pushed into her machine to have another part made smaller product, Parker pens to be exact. For the next nine years, he learned the pen business punched out, or folded or bent, and then handed it to the from the ground up. When he left to form his own ma- next woman in line and so on until the piece of metal had chine shop with two other men, they were ready to cre- actually turned into the famous Parker clip, arrows inate their own made-to-order die machines for anyone cluded. The partners of the Beloit Precision Die Company crewho needed one. It was a step of faith with each of the partners putting in enough seed money to get the busi- ated a progressive die which only one person had to feed ness started. Hentsch remembers making a cold call to a in the metal from the 300 pounds coiled on the floor becompany in Minnesota to offer their services. He told side them. Each clip design required a different number them his company could either make the specific die for of punches. The progressive machine was designed to them, or they could make the die and then use it to man- take a ribbon of metal, copper or stainless steel and make ufacture the parts for them. It wasn’t a particularly suc- the number of individual cuts progressively so the prodcessful deal they made with the company, and times uct went in as a solid piece of metal and came out as inwere getting tough. Instead of walking away from the dividual pen clips, each one perfect like the previous whole idea, the men, now just two partners, borrowed one. On a good day, it was nothing to run out 200 clips a money on their homes so that when the Parker Pen Com- minute. That could add up to 65,000 to 70,000 clips per pany came to call, they were able to do the outsourcing day. By the end of a year, the number was probably close of the clips. For the next 25 years, Hentsch and his part- to millions. The Parker Pen Co. outsourced more and more of its ner made the die and then used the die to manufacture product pieces, eventually having over 300 vendors the clips. Originally, the process needed to employ up to 30 doing the work for them. Parker employees would only women on a line. Each woman would do one punching have to assemble them. Parker’s sales continued to burKen Hentsch worked for the Parker Pen Company in Janesville job and then pass it on to the next woman who took the geon through the 1980s, topping $100 million in 1974. for nine years and then worked as an outsource supplier for the same company for 25 years.

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Tough week for boys


Isaac Cusick and Austin Myers fight it out for the rebound.

Adam Hungerbuhler towers over the Northwood defenders as he shoots a jump shot.

AJ Denotter was fouled by Matthew Benson as he goes up for his layup. Shell Lake lost a 46-45 barn burner to Northwood on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Northwood. Shell Lake traveled to Prairie Farm on Friday, Jan. 25, losing 55-48 to a team that they had beaten early in the season.

David Brereton with a jump shot near the basket. He was the top scorer for Shell Lake with 16 points. – Photos by Larry Samson

Big loss to Northwood

Taylor Bauch goes up for two points. Sarah Benson was defending her.

Kayla Blazer goes up for two points against the Northwood defenders. – Photos by Larry Samson

Shell Lake defender Jenny Connell tries to defend against Northwood sophomore Makayla Waggoner. Connell had 20 points for the game and was four for five at the free-throw line.

Northwood guard Morgan Block drives through the Shell Lake defenders for two points as Northwood defeats Shell Lake 53-28 before their home crowd on Tuesday, Jan. 22. This will be the last time this season that these two teams will meet.




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Spooner Youth Wrestling Tournament held

A young wrestler has to come to terms with the fact that he lost. Five-year-old Reyana Ladd stands triumphant while her opponent extends his hand, although he was not able to look at her. The fathers of both these wrestlers are proud of their young wrestlers, learning to win and learning to lose are two valuable lessons in life.

Shell Lake wrestler TJ Huehn proudly poses with his firstplace trophy after wrestling in the Spooner Youth Wrestling Tournament held Friday, Jan. 25. Photos by Larry Samson

Spooner wrestler Isaiah Skidmore is taken down by his Ladysmith opponent, Steven Jerry. Skidmore fought back but lost the match 6-4 in decision.



High school boys basketball Thursday, Jan. 31: Vs. Cameron, DH, 7:30 p.m.; JV 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2: At Target Center vs. Grantsburg, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5: Vs. Turtle Lake, 7:30 p.m.; JV 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7: At Siren, 7:30 p.m.; JV 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12: At Clayton, DH, 5:45 p.m.; JV 7:30 p.m. High school girls basketball Thursday, Jan. 31: Vs. Cameron, DH, 5:45 p.m.; JV 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1: Vs. Turtle Lake, 7:30 p.m.; JV 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5: At Grantsburg, 7:30 p.m.; JV 5:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8: Vs. Solon Springs, 7:30 p.m.; JV 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12: At Clayton, DH, 7:30 p.m.; JV, DH, 5:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15: Vs. Clear Lake, 7:30 p.m.; JV 5:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18: Vs. Spooner, 7:30 p.m.; JV 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21: Vs. Winter, 7:30 p.m.; JV 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26: Regional, 7 p.m. Friday, March 1: Regional 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2: Regional, 1 p.m. Thursday, March 7: Sectional, 7 p.m., Hayward Saturday, March 9: Sectional, 7 p.m., Spooner Friday, March 15: State, 10 a.m., Kohl Center UW-Campus High school wrestling Saturday, Feb. 2: Conference at Cameron, 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9: Regional at Shell Lake, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12: Team sectionals, TBA, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16: Sectional at Independence, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21: Individual state at Madison, 6 p.m. Middle school girls basketball Thursday, Jan. 31: At Turtle Lake High School, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5: Vs. Northwood at Shell Lake Arts Center, 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7: At Clear Lake High School, 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11: Vs. Turtle Lake at Shell Lake Arts Center, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12: Vs. Clayton, at Shell Lake High School, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19: Vs. Cameron, at Shell Lake Arts Center, 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22: At Prairie Farm High School, 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28: At Northwood High School, 5 p.m.

Spooner wrestler Sarah Skidmore holds off her Cameron opponent. She lost by a decision.

Former Spooner wrestler Denver Quenette officiated in the younger wrestlers. He watches carefully as Noah Lauterbach pins his opponent, and he watches closely so that the young wrestlers do not get hurt.

Kings bantam hockey team earns third place in weekend action

The Barron-Chetek-Cumberland-Spooner Kings bantam hockey team earned third place at the Eau Claire Battle of the Blades Bantam A Tournament last weekend, Jan. 26-27. Back row (L to R): Coach Clayton Timm, Casey Sutherland, Bryce Skinner, Hunter Flor, Brandon Jenness, Michael Johnston, Alex Timm, Jace Sando, Jakob Gordon, Ryan Anderson, Levi Neubich, Logan Zebro, coach Nick Freeman and Myles Erb. Front: Goalies Scott Lindenberger, Brett Knowlton and Dakota Buechner. — Photo submitted

EAU CLAIRE — The Barron-Chetek-CumberlandSpooner Kings bantam hockey team earned third place last weekend at the Eau Claire Battle of the Blades Bantam A Tournament. The Kings battled the Baraboo Thunderbirds Saturday morning, Jan. 26, winning 3-2. Myles Erb started the scoring early in the second period, assisted by Logan Zebro. Alex Timm scored twice with an assist by Michael Johnston and goalie Scott Lindenberger had an outstanding game with a 92-percent save ratio. In the second game of the tournament, the Kings fell to the Eau Claire Mustangs, 5-3. BCS Kings Jakob Gordon, Timm and Hunter Flor all found the net with assists by Johnston, Erb and Timm. The Kings defense fought hard, but the Mustangs just had a better day, firing 39 shots at goalie Brett Knowlton, who allowed five to hit the net. On Sunday, Jan. 27, the Kings faced the Chippewa Falls Thunder for the third-place trophy. The Kings hit

the ice with determination and heart. King Ryan Anderson found the net first, with an assist by Timm and Brandon Jenness. In the second period, Kings Timm and Jenness shared two more goals, with Jace Sando assisting Timm with another puck in the net. In the final period, Gordon, Jenness and Timm scored with assists by Casey Sutherland and Timm. The Kings beat the Chippewa Falls Thunder 7-3, with goalie Dakota Buechner stopping 27 of 30 shots on goal. Timm was awarded a Playmaker patch and a Hat Trick patch for his accomplishments. The entire Kings team showed exceptional teamwork, patience and persistence. Support your local hockey team and watch some fun, fast and exciting hockey at noon on Sunday, Feb. 3, when the Kings will be working to earn a spot in the state championship. Visit the BCS Web site for more information at,, or




Spooner girls basketball team holds Parents Night

The senior players came out to say thanks to their parents for the love and support they have shown through their basketball careers. Shown (L to R): Hannah Stellrecht, Steph Henk, Shelbie Buckingham, Taylor Roman and Ellen Reidt.

Senior Ellen Reidt stands proudly with her parents, Jim Reidt and Brenda Joyce. From the time she first started playing basketball they supported her, chauffeuring back and forth to practices, hours of sitting in a cold gym and sitting on hard bleachers. Whether the team won or lost, they were there with a kind word.

It was Parents Night for the Spooner High School girls basketball team on Monday, Jan. 21. Parents and the players were announced as the players escorted their parents out onto the floor. Mothers received a long-stem rose. – Photos by Larry Samson

Wrestling duals meet in Colfax COLFAX — On Thursday evening, Jan. 24, the Spooner Rails wrestling team traveled to Colfax to wrestle against Bloomer/Colfax in the Heart of the North wrestling duals. The match started out at the 145pound weight class. Tim Meister wrestled in a really exciting match and lost by a score of 9-10. Bloomer added to their lead with a pin over Evan Silvis at 152. At 160, Richard Lauterbach got things going for Spooner as he pinned his opponent in the second period. At 170, Austin Bones came out very aggressive and took his opponent down right away, but it wasn’t until the second period before he was able to pin him. At 182, Lucas Hagberg pinned his opponent right away in the first period. At 195, Jared

Quenette received a forfeit. At 220, Zach Shutt added six more team points with a pin in the first period. Also picking up a pin in the first period was Blake Johnson at 285. At 106, Bloomer started to fight back a little bit. Blake Larson wrestled hard but lost 4-9. At 113, Andy Mason was pinned in the first period. At 120, Jadin Schwartz received a forfeit. At 126, Dustin Metzig once again had one of his very exciting and high scoring matches. Metzig came out on top of this one 14-13. At 132, Brandon Jepson looked good as he threw his opponent to his back and pinned him in the first period. At 138, Patrick Baker continues to get better as the end of the season nears. Baker went back and forth in his match

until the end of the third period when he was able to pin his opponent. This made the final score Spooner 57 and Bloomer/ Colfax 18. Spooner also had two very good JV matches that night. At 138, RJ Anderson was able to pick up a victory by a score of 11-0, and at the same weight class

Girl Scout Cookie Day to kick off cookie sales

SPOONER — National Girl Scout Cookie Day kicks off in Spooner at Shopko Hometown Store with the first cookie booth of the cookie season on Friday, Feb. 8, 4-7 pm.


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Fantastic heroes right or wrong

by Mary B. Olsen It’s not easy to ignore the current media circus that revealed that America’s famed cyclist Lance Armstrong, winner of the Tour de France, had won by taking drugs. The fallen hero didn’t follow the rules. Not long ago, it was the golf star, Tiger Woods, who became a fallen hero. He gained public scorn for being unfaithful to his wife. The NASA heroes of the space program have been grounded. Some of our sports figures and even our movie heroes have fallen from grace. In the old days when my generation was growing up, our youth had heroes of power and might. It’s true we had great respect for people like doctors, teachers, religious leaders and political figures. Our elders argued and thrashed out problems, of course, but young people had heroes to admire. Our sources of information came via radio, with broadcasts of local news, as well as national and international news events. We had movies, magazines and newspapers. Yet we grew up with heroes, reallife people, like Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, Amelia Earhart and members of the Armed Forces fighting in World War II. We had the heavyweight boxing title champion, Joe Louis. We had Babe Ruth, who hit 60 home runs, and other baseball legends. At the time, we didn’t hear about the lifestyle of a sports hero. Sports writers were famous for their way of commenting on games using the most colorful language. We had heroes in horseracing, like the famous Seabiscuit and Dan Patch, and the jockeys. Another thing kids had was the comic book heroes. From the beginning, the comic book was criticized in the media. The children should not read such trash.

We read them. We collected them and traded with other kids. We read library books, too. The comic book heroes were larger than life. After Superman came along, there were comic figures that came over from the funny pages, and many new ones. We had Batman and Robin. We had Little Orphan Annie. She had Daddy Warbucks to look after her. Flash Gordon was a space traveler. In the movies, he was really Buster Crabbe, the actor. We had Popeye the Sailor Man, a hero to his girlfriend, Olive Oyl. We had Captain Marvel, a hero, really a little boy named Billy Batson who changed into the great superhero, Captain Marvel, when the boy spoke the word, Shazam. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could say the magic word and become a superhero? We had radio heroes, too. There was Captain Midnight and the Green Hornet. In the afternoon after school, kids listened on the radio to their programs. The ladies had their daytime soap operas, and in early evening there were family programs. Also we had Gang Busters, where the heroes were officers of the law. Young people listened to the Lone Ranger on radio and followed him into television. There was a larger-than-life hero! The masked rider, astride the great horse, Silver, came thundering out of the past to right wrongs and stand up for the little guy. He had to be masked because he didn’t follow the rules, like most of the comic book heroes. He could fight crime, like all the fantastic heroes. We had a lot of cowboy heroes in movies of the old days when we were winning the West. We were presented with the Depression, followed by World War II. In June of 1950, we went into the police action that we call the Korean War. After that we had the Cold War. We rejoiced when our flag was planted on the moon. Every four years we celebrate the Olympic stars. We follow the sports scene. Base-

Yea! Snow! Finally it is starting to look like winter around here. The Red Brick Cafe had some pretty special customers stop by on Friday. CM1 Rogers and Airman Jahn from Navy Operational Reserve Center in Minneapolis had been attending a military funeral at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner and stopped by for lunch before heading back to the base. Sharai Hefty was waiting tables, and between Debbie’s excellent food and Sharai’s antics, they seemed to be having a very good time. They said that they are in the area quite often, and that they would definitely stop back at the cafe. Peg Thompson and the youth group (and other volunteers) will be serving spaghetti supper on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Barronett Lutheran Church basement. Peg has sign-up sheets hanging up at the church in case anyone wants to volunteer their services or any of the food. The supper is always very good, with friendly service and good fellowship. Hope you can join us. By the way, doesn’t that seem awfully early for Ash Wednesday? I just looked, and Easter is March 31, so I guess that’s about right. Merl Overvig and his son, Eric, had a father/son vacation earlier this month. They spent three days ice fishing on Lake of the Woods in northern Minnesota. They caught 11 little fish, one 18-1/2-inch walleye, which they kept, and one 20-1/2inch walleye, which they had to throw back. Merl said that, even though they didn’t catch a lot of fish, they had a very good time. Shirley and Merl were at Balsam Lake on Friday, watching granddaughter, Kalea Lemke, play basketball. In about the middle of the second game, Kalea’s mom, Ronalea, got an emergency call telling her that her dad had been having chest pains and was in the hospital.

Ronalea and hubby, Mark, left immediately for the hospital, and Shirley and Merl stayed, watched the rest of the games, and took all three children home to spend the weekend with them. The kids, of course, were not prepared for a weekend visit at Grandma’s house and had not packed overnight bags. Luckily, Shirley always has extra toothbrushes for just such emergencies, and the kids are big enough now to wear some other things for nightgowns. Kalea, Elizabeth and Addison were perfect little angels all weekend, and Shirley took them back home right after church on Sunday. All’s well that ends well. Their grandpa had surgery and is recovering nicely, and Kalea’s team won second place in the tournament. I got an e-mail from Kris Matyska saying that her hubby, Don, wanted to let everyone know that the friendly neighborhood moocher has a birthday coming up. Actually, it has already been, Jan. 29, but I’m sure that if anyone would like to make him a pie as a belated-birthday gift, he would still accept it. And, when I talked to Terry recently, he said that it was funny that Don (aka the rebel biker) failed to mention that he also had a birthday coming up on Feb. 17. Let’s see now, Don is getting older, he has a Harley ... and a wife ... funny he forgot about his birthday. Guess who I bumped into on Sunday afternoon? Amy and Nicholas Maline. I hadn’t seen them for ages. Nicholas is in second grade already, and the last time I saw them he must have been about 2 years old. Amy said that she is working at Cameron School as an interpreter for a hearing-impair child. It was so nice to see them. She said that they will stop by for a visit sometime. I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Hope you are enjoying the snow. See you later.

Barronett by Judy Pieper


ball players have been on steroids or drugs. Now we are in a global economy. Everything has changed. Maybe it’s the electronic devices prevalent these days that seem to have laid bare things that were not open to the public in other times. The reporting has certainly

changed. And the members of the media try to trump one another. There is a trend toward bringing down heroes, especially American heroes. We should remember that real-life heroes are only human. It is time to celebrate the Super Bowl. Who knows? Maybe better times are coming

On Monday, we were having snow showers and fog, but our temperatures were in the 30s. Some places in southern Wisconsin had freezing rain and slippery roads. I was looking forward to the sun coming out. Our sympathy to the family of Tammy Frienwood who passed away last week of multiple sclerosis and pneumonia. She had a very long battle with MS. Sunday we had our annual meeting at Salem Lutheran Church, and we had a very good turnout. Sincere sympathy to the family of Caren (Morey) Olsen who passed away Sunday morning in Marshfield. She had one daughter, Heidi (Chuck) Hile, and two grandchildren, Olivia and Logan. She has three sisters, Connie, Judy and Jene. We will surely miss her as she was very active in church and community events. I am happy to announce the birth of a boy to Sarah (Parker) and her husband, Eddie. He was born in Wichita, Kan. Joni and Mark Parker are the grandparents and Ruth Swan the great-grandmother. He has a sister, Audrey. Happy birthday to Marie Crowley who celebrates her birthday here at Glenview.

Ruth Swan treated Mark Parker and his mother, Donna, to dinner in Spooner last Thursday. Sunday afternoon, Lillian Ullom joined her sister, Louisa Schede, and brother, Frank Mortensen, and his son, Brian, to supper at Florence Carlson’s in Spooner. Talking to Myron Bolterman he has been doing a lot of fishing, so they have fresh fish quite frequently. Alvin and Judy Olson of Ocala, Fla., are here visiting with Alvin’s sister, Arlys Santiago, and other family. Mavis and Roger Flach were anniversary guests of their family to breakfast at the Prime on Sunday morning. Congratulations! On Sunday, Greg and Cheryl Odden took Jean Odden out to eat after church. Greg and Cheryl just returned from their trip to Hawaii sponsored by a seed company. Kim and Deb, of Cameron, visited Jean Sunday night and also stopped to see me here at Glenview. Andy Wejnerowski celebrated his birthday last Wednesday with cake and coffee here. Happy birthday greetings to you, Andy. When it comes to difficult acts to follow, it’s pretty hard to beat the good old days.

Marlene and Bruce Swearingen, Donna, Gerry, Nina and Lawrence Hines, and Karen and Hank Mangelsen were supper guests of Lida Nordquist Tuesday. Lawrence and Nina Hines visited John and Diana Mangelsen Thursday and had supper there. Hank and Karen Mangelsen called on Nina and Lawrence Hines Friday. Saturday visitors of Gerry and Donna Hines were Barry and Josh Hines, Karen and Hank Mangelsen, Brenda and Jessie Sweet, and Kristie Holman. Brenda, Jessie and Kristie stayed overnight.

Lida Nordquist and Jan and Hannah Schott visited Doris Brackin in Arden Hills, Minn., on Saturday. Bunny and Kim Johnson were there visiting also. Karen and Hank Mangelsen were Sunday afternoon visitors of Grace, Hannah, Holly and Jake Mangelsen. Clam River Tuesday Club will meet Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Judy Leonard. There will be a gift exchange ($10) for those who care to participate. Also, the ladies will play the dice game, so each person is asked to bring several small wrapped items for that.

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Friday, Feb. 1 • The GFWC Spooner Women’s Club will meet 1 p.m., at the Spooner Wesleyan Church, rear building. Speaker Kathy Stewart will discuss legal issues. For more information, please call Sharon 715-635-2741. Tuesday, Feb. 5 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, Feb. 6 • Washburn County HCE meeting, UW-Extension meeting room, 9:30 a.m. • Unit on Aging, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Free soup and sandwiches, Church of the Nazarene, Spooner, 5:30 p.m. Call 715-635-3496 to confirm. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Washburn County Relay For Life Kickoff, 6 p.m., Denelies, 401 River St., Spooner. More info, call Steve at 715-416-3493. Thursday, Feb. 7 • Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting, 4:30 p.m., Shell Lake City Hall meeting room. • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Call 715-520-7999. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted. Saturday, Feb. 9 • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Tickets 9 a.m. Distribution 9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. Contact 715-635-9309, 715468-4017 or 715-222-4410. • Shine! showcasing area youth, Erika Quam Memorial Theatre, Shell Lake, 7 p.m. • Ice racing on Shell Lake. Racing starts at noon. Food available. • Spaghetti feed benefit for the Richard Feeney family at the Shell Lake Community Center, 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 • Faith in Action Valentine Vignette benefit concert, 2 p.m., at the Spooner Wesleyan Church, 1100 West Maple St. Silent auction and refreshments. Freewill offering. Tuesday, Feb. 12 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted.

• The board of directors for the Railroad Memories Museum meeting, 1 p.m., Spooner City Hall. All volunteers welcome. • Book Chat is reading “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks for their February discussion. They will meet at 3:30 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church in Spooner. Thursday, Feb. 14 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. • Fibromyalgia/CFS/Chronic Pain Support Group, 1-3 p.m. at the Chetek Lutheran Church. Call 715-651-9011 or 715-237-2798. Saturday, Feb. 16 • Cabaret, Shell Lake 3-12 building, 7 p.m. Adam Bever guest clinician. • Triple Treat Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., U.C.C. Church, Earl. Soup, pies, books, flea market and miscellaneous. Sunday, Feb. 17 • Spaghetti benefit for Jimmy Hartwig, 12:30-5:30 p.m., at Shell Lake Community Center. Raffles, silent auction, bake sale and music. Jimmy broke his neck in a car accident. For more info or to donate call 715-4162716 or 715-468-2040. Monday, Feb. 18 • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner. • 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, 715-635-4669. Tuesday, Feb. 19 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m., at the lodge. Wednesday, Feb. 20 • Games and activities, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m., at the library. The public is welcome.

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Monday, Feb. 18 • Shell Lake girls basketball team versus Spooner girls basketball team game, 7:30 p.m., at Shell Lake. Raising funds for Washburn County Relay For Life.

What’s it like to be a physical therapist?

by Diane Dryden Register staff writer SPOONER — Mavis Melton was born near Carrington, N.D. She grew up on a farm in the frozen north and when she was in fifth grade her dad had shoulder surgery and lots of physical therapy afterward. You might say her dad’s experience helped set the tone for the career she would choose and love. “I was always a kid who studied hard and science always interested me. All along I liked biology and the study of anatomy and I was intrigued with physical therapy right from the start, although I did consider pharmacy and medical school, too.” Melton graduated from high school in 1993 and then chose Concordia, the private evangelical Lutheran college in Moorhead, Minn. “The professors were great and being a private school, we studied human cadavers as opposed to other schools that used animals only. I was amazed to see how amazingly the human body is put together. The Bible tells us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, and it’s so true.” After graduating from Concordia, Melton went on for her master’s at the University of Iowa. After graduating, she was ready and able to put her career on the fast track, but 1999 coincided with President Clinton’s Balanced Budget Refinement Act that cut many medical services from Medicare and the job market crashed. “Suddenly the help-wanted pages in health care went down from a thick folder full to only a few pages.” Melton says this is where the unknown path ahead was directed by the Lord. “My friend from PT school learned of a job in Spooner from another classmate whose family had a cabin in the Spooner area. In February 2000 she interviewed for the job of PT posted by the Spooner Health System and she had even found an apartment. I had worked at a Bible camp in Danbury a few summers, so I knew where Spooner was. Come to find out, she decided against taking the job and more or less gave it to me.

Mavis Melton is one of four physical therapists working at Spooner Physical Therapy Specialists in Spooner. — Photo by Diane Dryden

“I had the interview, was hired and worked in the PT department for eight years. This was a very good place to start my career because I learned so much and I had to keep my skills fresh because we worked with the hospital and nursing home patients, we did home visits and outpatient PT. I learned many manual skills working there including joint mobilization techniques and procedures to reduce tight muscles. Shortly after moving to Spooner, I also met my husband, Brian. “At that time, the PT department in the Spooner hospital was the single choice anyone had for local therapy. Another opportunity came up, though, when Amy Greenfield and Mark Smith opened Spooner Physical

Therapy and Rehab Specialists. The first office they opened was in Rice Lake and then they added Turtle Lake. Spooner came next, quickly followed by Clear Lake and Hayward. It was so hard to leave my friends and my job at the hospital, but I decided to move on to this new opportunity, so this is where I am now. “If it wasn’t for all the needed paperwork, it would be the perfect job,” she says. “But knowing how important it is to follow a patient’s progress, the paperwork is a necessary part of the treatment. Every patient we see gets treated very specifically. We tailor a program to fit their needs while constantly charting their progress for the insurance companies. Some of the needs we see are recent changes in their lives. Maybe it’s an injury or a stroke, or a recent surgery that brings them in. Sometimes it’s a long-standing pain that the patient finally gets tired of dealing with and they come in for help. Most insurance companies require a visit to a doctor first, but for some companies it doesn’t matter. Either way, we feel strongly that people shouldn’t assume they have to live with pain and these days it doesn’t hurt to be your own health advocate.” Melton works with three other physical therapists, an athletic trainer and a great support staff. They see patients ranging from young children to the very elderly. “We also give the older clients information on how to stay safe at home while adding a healthy dose of hope with the treatments, and we encourage everyone to do their at-home exercises faithfully and according to the visual printout we give them to take home.” Melton also helps patients change their lifestyle habits that might include slouching, staying in one position for too long or wearing improper footwear. “I am very happy to be working as a PT and I’m constantly learning new skills thanks to the continued education we receive and the great staff I am surrounded with. I know the Lord has blessed my career path and has given me the opportunity and ability to try to help people improve their quality of life.”




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Washburn County Genealogy Room is closed for the winter. The room may be opened by appointment, depending on weather conditions. Please call 715-6357937 for more information. Monday: 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 715-635-2768. • 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 715-635-4367. 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 TimeOut Family Abuse Shelter Outreach office at 103 Oak St., Spooner, WI 54801, 715-635-5245. • Ala-Teen meets at 6:30 p.m. in the New Life Christian Center in Rice Lake. Use the back entrance. Wednesday: Lakeland Family Resource Center open from noon to 3 p.m. • AA meeting, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. • 9 a.m. to noon, sewing at Shell Lake Senior Center. • Kidstime-Parentime at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 10 a.m. to noon. Learn, discuss and share ideas and experience to enrich parenting skills. Preselected art or play materials available for children of all ages. Kidstime-Parentime provides quality time for families, networking for parents and a social opportunity for both parents and children. The last Wednesday of the month a potluck lunch is held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday: AA meets at 7 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, Minong. • Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake. • Library Fun For Little Ones, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Shell Lake Public Library. A time for stories, craft and a snack. No age minimum or maximum for participants. • Washburn County Historical Society Research Room open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Located in the basement of the main museum. Also by appointment. Call 715-4682982. Thursday and Monday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program, see listing above. ••• Domestic abuse and sexual assault are crimes. Time-Out provides free, confidential victim support. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence in a relationship, please call 800-924-0556. Shell Lake Alano Club Meetings on CTH B, two blocks off Hwy. 63. All meetings are nonsmoking Sunday 10 a.m. AA Monday Noon AA Open Tuesday Noon AA Closed 7 p.m. AA Closed Wednesday 1 p.m. AA Open 7 p.m. NA Open Thursday 1 p.m. AA Open 7 p.m. Al-Anon Closed Friday 2 p.m. AA Closed 7 p.m. AA Open Saturday Noon AA Closed Fourth Saturday of every month, Pin Night with 5:30 p.m. potluck and 7 p.m. meeting. Closed meetings are for only that group. AA - Alcoholics Anonymous. GA - Gamblers Anonymous. NA Narcotics Anonymous. Al-Anon - is for relatives and friends of alcoholics.





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Tamara “Tammy” Friermood, 48, Barnes, passed away peacefully Jan. 25, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, Minn., after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. Tammy was born Oct. 19, 1968, in Amery, to parents Howard and Karen Ullom. She attended school in Shell Lake and Drummond. Tammy married Rick Friermood on Sept. 13, 1986. Together they had sons Kyle and Kevin. They later divorced. Tammy worked as a cook most of her life in many

area restaurants. She could cook like no other. Her sons especially loved her ham and cheese omelets. As Tammy’s disease progressed these past few years, one of things she really enjoyed was going to the casino with Mark to “push buttons” as she called it. Tammy is survived by her best friend and companion of 17 years, Mark Granlund, Barnes; sons, Kyle, Barnes, and Kevin, Fort Riley, Kan.; father, Howard (Deb) Ullom, Trego; mother, Karen Doll, Hayward; sister, Tanya Ullom, Hayward; grandma, Lillian Ullom, Shell Lake; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A celebration of life will be held at the VFW Hall in Barnes on Friday, Feb. 1, from noon until 4 p.m.

Paul John Fritsch Jr., 77, died Jan. 24, 2013, at the Lakeview Nursing Home, West Salem. Paul was born March 20, 1935, in Antigo, to Paul John Sr. and Gladys (Bowen) Fritsch. He attended Antigo schools, enjoyed science magazines, driving his car, smoking cigarettes and watching TV. Paul joined the United States Air Force with his best friend in the buddy system. His basic training took place at Lackland AFB in Texas, and he was transferred to Park AFB in California where he received a medical discharge. Paul worked with his father as a bricklayer in Antigo before moving to the Tomah Medical Center at Tomah, for about 20 years. He moved to Wausau and lived there for many years before moving back to Tomah.

Paul moved into the Rolling Hills Nursing Home at Sparta in late 2010 and lived there for over a year, before moving to the Lakeview Nursing Home at West Salem. Survivors are sisters Eileen (Donald) Artz, Wausau, and Bonnie (Kenneth) Brandt, Spooner; nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Dorothy; brothers-in-law Clarence DeLyria and Leonard Bombinski; niece Vicki Brandt; and great-niece Madison Leigh Brandt. A memorial service for family members will be held in the spring with interment at the Elmwood Cemetery in Antigo. The Scalzo-Taylor Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements.

Caren J. Olsen, 71, Shell Lake, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield. She was born May 25, 1941, in Cumberland, to Howard and Clarice (Jacobson) Morey. Caren was primarily raised in the Shell Lake area, graduating from Shell Lake High School in 1959. She was married to Alvin Olsen in 1959, and they lived on various air bases across the country before settling in the Twin Cities. There, she found work at Honeywell, rising to facilities manager, accepting early retirement in 2000. Shortly thereafter, she moved back to Shell Lake to be near her daughter and family. Caren was blessed with a servant’s heart, setting a wonderful example for her entire family and all those who loved and admired her. She lived as a steward of her community, wherever that was. Caren believed her own life was filled with blessings, and insisted on shar-

ing those with others. In Shell Lake in recent years, she was extremely active at Salem Lutheran Church, visiting the nursing home and donating to the area food pantry among many other charitable organizations. She is survived by daughter Heidi (Charles) Hile, Rice Lake; grandchildren Logan and Olivia; sisters Connie Richter, Judee (Roger) Rydberg and Jene Morey, all of Shell Lake; nephew and nieces, Mike (Dawn) Richter, Lynn (Gary) Berghuis, Julee (Scott) Prefer and Jodee (Curtis) Schaben and their families and her lifelong friend Brad Semm, Spooner. Caren was preceded in death by her father and mother. A celebration of Caren’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 1, at Salem Lutheran Church, Shell Lake, with the Rev. Arvid Sundet officiating. Burial of cremains will be in Shell Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. on Friday at the church. Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.

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Saturday, Jan. 12 At 6:10 p.m., Joshua S. Lauritsen, 23, Spooner, was eastbound on CTH E, one-tenth mile east of Blackburn Road in Spooner, when according to him, the back of his truck “kicked” out. He tried to recover and could not due to ice. His passenger was Gordon J. Schlapper, 30, Spooner. The vehicle rolled and had to be towed with severe damage. No injuries were reported.

Friday, Jan. 18 At 6:26 a.m., Richard C. Erickson, 61, Superior, was northbound on Sleepy Eye Road, a half mile north of Nancy Lake Road in Minong, when he lost control on the slippery roadway while on a curve, entered the ditch and struck a tree. The vehicle was towed with moderate damage. No injuries were reported. At 6:59 a.m., Gideon L. Hansen, 17, Trego, was at the intersection of CTH K and Little Valley Road in Spooner, when he got too close to the edge of the roadway and slid into the ditch. The vehicle was towed with no damage. No injuries were reported. At 7:41 a.m., Donna M. Picknel, 57, Spooner, was northbound on CTH A, 400 feet south of CTH N in

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Saturday, Jan. 19 At 2:30 p.m., Kathleen J. Straw, 73, Barronett, went to turn around at the interchange of Hwy. 63 and CTH H, when she got caught in the soft snow, and the vehicle went into the ditch. The vehicle was towed out with no damage. No injuries were reported.

Dean L. Bailey, Cable, issue worthless check(s), $299.00. Earl A. Bauspies, New Auburn, possession of THC, $113.00, local jail, costs; flee/elude officer, $268.00. William D. Eastman, Spooner, manufacture/deliver THC, $268.00, probation, sent. withheld, twice. Shawn A. Hanson, Shell Lake, retail theft, $299.00. Fred B. Hodgeman, Clam Lake, criminal trespass to dwelling, $578.00, other sentence. Stacey M. Hopkins, Spooner, theft, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Mark S. Irvine, Hayward, disorderly conduct or resisting or obstructing an officer, $299.00. Jeffrey L. Tourville, Minong, OWI, $1,424.00, local jail, license revoked 24 months, other sentence.

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Scott W. Larson, Trego, reckless driving, $389.50. David L. Stoner, Sarona, possession of methamphetamine, $268.00, probation, sent. withheld. Sunnie S. Bisonette, Hayward, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Frederick J. Blodgett, St. Paul, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Jodi B. Brendel, St. Louis Park, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Douglas A. Budz, Green Bay, speeding, $183.30. James P. Burgess, Oslo, Ontario, Canada, speeding, $200.50. Nathan B. Burton, Webster, speeding, $200.50. Nathan A. Charbonneau, Superior, speeding, $175.00. Dennis L. Clay, Webster, speeding, $200.50.


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We wish to express our heartfelt appreciation to our friends, neighbors and relatives for the sympathy and kindness extended to us in our bereavement, the death of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. We especially thank Pastor Timothy Schmidt and Pastor Al Bedard for their comforting words, the ladies of First Lutheran Church and Timberland Ringebu Lutheran Church who provided and served food. We also want to thank Dr. Dunham, Regional Hospice Services of Spooner and the staff at Glenview Assisted Living for the care that was given. Thank you to the Skinner Funeral Home, those who sent flowers and those who gave memorials and condolences in any way. 576874 24rp The Family of Milton Odden

Spooner, when Austin G. Shotts, 16, Spooner, came out of a curve with speed too fast for conditions, lost control and started to slide. Shotts went straight into the oncoming traffic and hit Picknel. Both vehicles were towed with moderate damage. No injuries were reported. At 8:58 a.m., Harlan G. Wells, 69, Blaine, Minn., was southbound on First Street, one-tenth mile north of Hwy. 70 in Spooner, when he lost control on the snow-covered roadway, entered the ditch and struck several small trees. The passenger listed was Leanne K. Wells, 64, Blaine, Minn. The vehicle was towed with moderate damage. No injuries were reported.

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Robert Leslie Scalzo Sr., 91, longtime resident of A&H, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 27, 2013. Bob was born Jan. 24, 1922, in Spooner to Angelo and Katherine (Folino) Scalzo, who immigrated to Spooner from Conflenti, Italy. He proudly served in the U.S. Army for three years, spending a year in Europe during WW II and sailing home on the Queen Elizabeth. He was a Bronze Star recipient in 1986. On June 17, 1952, he married Marianne Rand in Spooner. In 1957, they bought Scalzo’s Grocery Store at the corner of A&H. He owned and operated that for 15 years. In 1972, they built Scalzo’s Bait Store across the street. In 1976, they sold the bait store and retired. Marianne preceded him in death in 2003. Bob is survived by his children, Bob (Trisha), John, Anne (Lauren), Mary (Steve), Beth (Eric) and Sara; grandchildren Catherine (Erich), Michael, Emily, Yvette, Jessica, Chris, and Brent; great-granddaughter Greta; great-grandsons, Preston, Gavin and Christopher; sister-in-law Irene Lindberg; many nieces and nephews, and lots of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; brothers, Victor, Jim, Dom and Mike; and sisters, Carmel, Emma and Marge; and granddaughter, Lisa. Visitation will be at Taylor Family Funeral home in Spooner Thursday, Jan. 31, from 4-8 p.m., with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m., with visitation noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Spooner with Fr. Ed Anderson and Fr. Chris Kemp as celebrants. Interment and military rites will be at the Northwest Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery in Spooner. Pallbearers are Michael Byrkit, Eric Wyandt, Robert Olson, Tom Olson, Kent Bowman and Matt Scanlon. Honorary pallbearers are Dick Pearson, Steve Bell, Brooke, Ole, George, Buck, Al, Shawn, Dave and Gary. The Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

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Friday, Jan. 11 At 4 a.m., Steven N. Jones, 51, Sarona, was at CTH M and Devils Lake Road in Sarona, when he slid into the ditch off of the icy roadway. The vehicle was towed with no damage reported. No injuries were reported.


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Gil S. Cunningham, Brentwood, Tenn., speeding, $200.50. James R. Dank, Sartell, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Sean M. Dawson, Northlake, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Jesi N. Demeire, Kansas City, Mo., speeding, $200.50. Jake A. Devries, Belmont, Mich., speeding, $175.30. Sarah S. Duguay, Marquette, Mich., speeding, $200.50. Maxwell S. Dunn, Spooner, failure to stop/improper stop at stop sign, $175.30. Joseph C. Eaton, Ashland, speeding, $200.50. Hilary D. Edwards, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Allen H. Felgate, Cape Coral, Fla., failure to stop at stop sign, $127.50. Virginia K. Fischer, Forest Lake, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Tammy K. Fisher, Rice Lake, operating after rev./susp. of registration, $175.30; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Darren W. Frikart, Duluth, Minn., operating without valid license, $200.50. Nichole J. Geiger, Ashland, speeding, $200.50; operating without proof of insurance, $10.00. Enedina L. Gonzalez, Berlin, speeding, $250.90.

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Lake Park Alliance

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


Northwoods Baptist

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

Spooner Baptist

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


St. Joseph's Catholic

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

St. Catherine's Catholic

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

St. Francis de Sales

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

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

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Barronett Lutheran

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

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

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

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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

Trinity Lutheran

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


United Methodist

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

Sarona Methodist United Methodist

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

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

Long Lake Lutheran Church

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

Pastor Gregory Harrell Sunday Worship 9 a.m.

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

Faith Lutheran

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

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



Spooner Wesleyan

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


Cornerstone Christian

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

Trego Community Church

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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


Church of the Nazarene

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


s the Countess of Huntington lay dying, she said, “My work is complete, and I have nothing to do but to go to my Father.” Sarah, a woman of faith and courage whose story is found in the Old Testament, believed that her work was nearing completion. One day God spoke to her husband who was 100 years old and said to him, “Sarah will give you a son!” When Sarah heard this, she laughed because she was 90 years old. God had a very special plan for her in her old age, even if she did not think it possible. God knew that her work was not done. And just as God said, she gave birth to a son and named him Isaac. Sarah is an example of someone who trusted God and became known as a woman of great faith. There are days when each of us comes to the conclusion that our best days have passed us by. But God never comes to that conclusion. His word reminds us that the best is always in front of us and that we can always do more for him and through him. Our age does not matter. Visit us at:

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(Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY BANK OF THE WEST, Plaintiff, vs. THEODORE J. KERN; SYLVIA J. KERN; and TARGET NATIONAL BANK, Defendants. Case No. 12-CV-146 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of said Circuit Court in the above-entitled action which was entered on November 20, 2012, in the amount of $28,001.62, I shall expose for sale and sell at public auction at the North Entrance of the Washburn County Courthouse located at 110 West 4th Avenue, in the City of Shell Lake, Washburn County, Wisconsin, on the 27th day of February, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., the following described premises or so much thereof as may be sufficient as to raise the amount due to the plaintiff for principal, interest and costs, together with the disbursements of sale and solicitors’ fees, to wit: Lot 3 through 28 inclusive, Block 19, Waukegan Daily News Subdivision, Town of Chicog, County of Washburn, State of Wisconsin. Tax Key Number: 65-016-241-13-11-5 15-784-789000 TERMS OF SALE: 10% down cash, money order or certified check. Balance due within ten days of confirmation of sale. This property is being sold as is and subject to all liens and encumbrances. Terrence C. Dryden, Sheriff Washburn County, Wisconsin Velnetske Law Offices, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 212 N. Green Bay Rd., Ste. 101 Thiensville, WI 53092 Phone: 262-241-9339 The above property is located at W8136 Woodburn Avenue, Trego, Wisconsin. Velnetske Law Offices, LLC, is a law firm representing a creditor in the collection of a debt owed to such creditor, and any such information obtained will be used for that purpose. 576820 WNAXLP


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Donald L. Gramenz, Hudson, speeding, $175.30. Mark H. Green, Elgin, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Brandy L. Hall, Hayward, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Kris G. Haller, Superior, speeding, $200.50. MISCELLANEOUS Heather J. Harrison, BrownsTHIS SPOT FOR SALE! Place a 25 burg, Ind., speeding, $200.50. word classified ad in 180 newspaTatum J. Hermann, Elk River, pers in Wisconsin for $300. Call 800- Minn., speeding, $175.30. 227-7636 or this newspaper. Debra L. Hitchcock, Webster, (CNOW) speeding, $225.70. Robert C. Hoff, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Another way to keep Leesa L. Hoffmann, Cable, issue worthless check(s), $263.50. our readers “posted!” Joseph W. Isham, Radisson, erating while suspended, $200.50; washburncountyregister speeding, $358.00. Nathanial Z. Johnson, Spooner, operating while suspended, $200.50. Connie M. Johnston, Trego, operating motor vehicle without insur(Jan. 16, 23, 30) ance, $200.50. Theodore E. Kane, Gilman, STATE OF WISCONSIN speeding, $208.50. CIRCUIT COURT


(Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DANA A. DEBUS A/K/A DANA ARTHUR DEBUS Order Setting Deadline for Filing a Claim (Formal Administration) Case No. 2013PR000001A A petition for formal administration was filed. THE COURT FINDS: 1. The decedent, with date of birth August 10, 1922, and date of death October 14, 2012, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of W. 138 Main St., Stone Lake, WI 54876. 2. All interested persons waived notice. THE COURT ORDERS: 1. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is May 8, 2013. 2. A claim must be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, P.O. Box 316, Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871-0316. BY THE COURT: Eugene D. Harrington Circuit Court Judge January 18, 2013 Donald L. Hoeft, LeVander, Gillen & Miller, P.A. P.O. Box 514 Spooner, WI 54801 651-451-1831 Bar Number: 1002558 576658 WNAXLP


WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Carol Rice Order Setting Deadline for Filing a Claim (Formal Administration) Case No. 12 PR 62 A petition for formal administration was filed. THE COURT FINDS: 1. The decedent, with date of birth December 31, 1925, and date of death November 27, 2012, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 920 Elm Street, Spooner, WI 54801. 2. All interested persons waived notice. THE COURT ORDERS: 1. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is April 7, 2013. 2. A claim must be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. BY THE COURT: Eugene D. Harrington Circuit Court Judge January 7, 2013 Kathryn zumBrunnen Box 96 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-3174 Bar Number 1016913 576239 WNAXLP

Notice is hereby given that the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Board at its regular session held at the WITC Shell Lake Administration Office, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, on Monday, January 21, 2013, amended its General Fund budget as follows in accordance with Wisconsin Statutes, Section 65.90 (5). Fiscal Year Modified Budget REVENUES 2012-2013 Budget(1) Adopted 1/21/13 Change Local Government $30,506,175 $30,506,175 $ State Funds 1,872,500 2,107,500 235,000 Program Fees 8,350,000 8,600,000 250,000 Material Fees 567,612 617,612 50,000 Student Fees 1,134,723 1,134,723 Institutional Revenue 470,000 470,000 Federal 25,000 25,000 Transfer from Reserves and Designated Fund Balances Other Funding Sources TOTAL $42,926,010 $43,461,010 $535,000

EXPENDITURES Instruction $25,440,570 $25,840,570 $400,000 Instructional Resources 1,266,262 1,266,262 Student Services 4,871,464 4,871,464 General Institutional 8,068,100 8,068,100 Physical Plant 3,279,614 3,414,614 135,000 Auxiliary Services Transfer to Reserves and Designated Fund Balances Other Uses TOTAL $42,926,010 $43,461,010 $535,000 Purpose of Budget Modification: To reflect revenue from program fees from student FTE increase over budget projections for 2012-13 and related state aid increase. (1) Adopted budget June 18, 2012. Questions regarding this amended budget should be addressed to: Mr. Steven Decker, CPA, CMA, Associate Vice President Finance & Business Services Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College 505 Pine Ridge Drive Shell Lake, WI 54871 Telephone: 715-468-2815 ext. 2234 576972 24r WNAXLP

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STATE OF WISCONSIN COUNTY OF WASHBURN CITY OF SHELL LAKE To the Common Council of the City of Shell Lake: I, Kevin J. Johnson, 122 6th Ave., Shell Lake, WI, herewith apply for a Class “B” liquor and fermented malt beverage license under Chapter 125.04 of the Wis. Statutes for the year ending June 30, 2013, on the following described premises to wit: onestory building located at 34 5th Avenue in the City of Shell Lake, WI. Kevin J. Johnson Application filed this 28th day of January, 2013. 577084 24r WNAXLP

Jessica L. Jordan, Watertown, speeding, $200.50; nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Allyse N. Jersett, Lake Nebagamon, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00; speeding, $200.50. Savanna L. Kabanuk, Trego, failure to yield while making left turn, $175.30. Bradley A. Kmosena, Medford, speeding, $175.30. Russell E. Kolek, Gurnee, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Stephen J. Krell, Trego, operating with restricted controlled substance, $817.50, license suspended 6 months, alcohol assessment. Kelly D. LaMere, Crandon, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Renee M. Laport, Trego, issue worthless check(s), no fine listed. Anthony A. Larson, Eau Claire, speeding, $200.50. Scott W. Larson, Trego, operating while suspended, $200.50. John A. Leach, Spooner, speeding, $175.30. Jennifer A. Lieble, Minong, speeding, $175.30. Alden L. Martin, Rice Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Jarret H. Matton, Sarona, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Dean R. McLennan, Mikana, theft, $263.50. Donna M. Meeds, Spooner, speeding, $175.30. Rosemary K. Miles, Eleva, speeding, $175.30. Pamela J. Miller, Siren, speeding, $175.30. Tania J. Milton, Shell Lake, speeding, $175.30. Markus W. Mladek, Weston, speeding, $200.50. Marilyn J. Morgan, Hayward, speeding, $175.30. Pang Nhia Moua, Duluth, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Jacob D. Naylor, Madison, speeding, $250.90. Steven G. Nickence, Spooner, operating vehicle without valid license, $200.50. Amanda A. Olson, Eau Claire, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Erik J. Patterson, Gordon, failure to stop/improper stop at stop sign, $175.30. Brandon M. Pekkala, Bennett, inattentive driving, $187.90. James A. Phillips, Minong, seat belt violation, $10.00. Michelle J. Plahn, River Falls, speeding, $200.50.


The Washburn County Forestry Department will be accepting bids for mechanical and chemical site preparation on 331.7 acres for tree planting; and chemical release of pine plantations on 133.5 acres. Bids will be accepted until 3 p.m. February 20, 2013. Bid information and site maps are available at: Washburn County Foresty 850 W. Beaverbrook Ave. 576716 23-24r WNAXLP Spooner, WI 54801


The City of Shell Lake and Shell Lake Cemetery Association, 501 First St., P.O. Box 520, Shell Lake, WI 54871, requests the following for all of Lot 2 CSM V 6, P 40, NE/NE & NW/NE, S25T38N-R13W, City of Shell Lake: Certified survey map approval to subdivide the parcel into two parcels Rezoning from Agricultural/Forestry A-1 to Resource Conservation RC-1 Conditional use permit to allow for the development of an ATV campground Ordinance Sections 14-1-35, 13-1-182, 13-1-33(b)(7) & Article E Conditional Uses A public hearing will be held on these matters Monday, February 11, 2013, at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall. 577013 24-25r WNAXLP Bradley A. Pederson, Acting Zoning Administrator

Shane B. Quinn, Andover, Minn., speeding, $127.50. Chelsea M. Regan, Champlin, Minn., underage drinking, $263.50. Mark A. Reisdorf, Hugo, Minn., operating while suspended, $200.50. Joseph C. Rice, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Marla Romine, Lake In The Hill, Ill., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Steven J. Rose, Rice Lake, speeding, $200.50. Paul D. Royer, Cincinnati, Ohio, speeding, $200.50. David J. Rutt, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Jason A. Schaar, River Falls, trespass, $263.50. Brandon L. Schmidt, Spooner, issue worthless check(s), no fine amount given. Shelby A. Schultz, Maple, speeding, $200.50. Knute J. Seyller, Oklee, Minn., speeding, $200.50. David A. Shabaiash, Webster, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Colin H. Shepet, Iowa City, Iowa, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Michael C. Sipek, Oconomowoc, speeding, $175.30. Edward J. Smith, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Gene R. Smith, Lake Nebagamon, speeding, $200.50. Nathan E. Smithberg, Chippewa Falls, speedometer violations, $175.30. Jason R. Spexet, Sarona, OWI, $817.50, license suspended 6 months, alcohol assessment; disorderly conduct, $299.00. Benjamin J. Sprenger, Sarona, seat belt violation, $10.00; speeding, $225.70. Craig B. Strouse, Wheaton, Ill., speeding, $250.90. Serena R. Sullivan, Hibbing, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Jason M. Sutherland, Superior, speeding, $200.50. Eric J. Thomforde, Prior Lake, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Cassandra M. Thomson-Poole, Stone Lake, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30; operating while suspended, $200.50. Jeremy J. Thorp, Springbrook, issue worthless check(s), no fine amount listed. Tenzin Thupten, Fitchburg, seat belt violation, $10.00. Jessica D. Welch, West Salem, speeding, $250.90. Christopher J. West, Superior, speeding, $200.50. Brian L. Wilcox, Fort Meyers, Fla., speeding, $200.50. Jedediah L. Williams, Hayward, speeding, $200.00. David W. Williams, Baroda, Mich., speeding, $225.70; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Austin M. Wolters, Hayward, operating with restricted controlled substance, $691.50, license suspended 6 months, alcohol assessment. Zone N. Xiong, East Bethel, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Marney D. Yates, Spooner, failure to yield right of way from stop sign, $175.30. Tyler S. Yelk, Duluth, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Ronald E. Zach, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Aaron G. Zook, Spooner, speeding, $200.50.




Shell Lake FFA ice-fishing contest

It was a very good day on the ice for 5-year-old Trey Bos. He took first and third place in the perch category. He came away with $25 and a new jig pole. Shell Lake sixth-grader Andrew Martin with an 8-3/4-pound northern. It was the largest fish caught for the day.

Photos by Larry Samson

Contest results

Northern: First, Andrew Martin; second, Audrey Cusick; third, Audrey Kevan; and fourth, Isaac Cusick Bass: First, Austin Williams; second, Ethan Lyga; third, Isaac Cusick; and fourth, BJ Burton Perch: First, Trey Bos; second, Janelle Sacharski; third, Trey Bos; and fourth, Al Lawrence Crappie: First, Bob Lawrence; second, Mark Knoop; third, Dane Madis; and fourth, Alecia Knoop Sunfish: First, Abby Nelson; second, Steve Sacharski; and third, Jim Perlick. – submitted

Shell Lake second-grader Ethan Lyga with his 4-3/4-pound, 19inch largemouth bass.

The weather was not too cold for Hannah Cassel and her dog, Chuck. If you dress for the weather a day on the ice is fun.

School menus

It was a good day on the ice for the winners at the FFA ice-fishing contest. Shown back row (L to R): Andrew Martin, Austin Williams, Bob Lawrence and Audrey Cusick. Front: Ethan Lyga, Abby Nelson and Trey Bos.

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Janelle Rognholt and Julianna Nelson are roasting marshmallows and enjoying the warmth of the fire in the Shell Lake shelter house that served as a warming house during the ice races. It was a fun day on the ice for the Shell Lake girls.

A day at the races LEFT: Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce members who worked and organized the ice-racing event were (L to R): Shannon Klopp, Kathy Dahlstrom and Tara Burns.

Photos by Larry Samson

More photos on page 2

CWD/from page 1

Summary of deer sampled from the 10-mile intensive monitoring area


Barron Burnett Polk Washburn Totals

Negative 144 179 8 679 1010


Inconclusive Results


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3 6

Results Pending 1 1 2

Alumna update

Totals 146 181 8 683 1018

The table above summarizes CWD collection efforts as of Jan. 3 and does not include the initial CWDpositive deer shot during the 2011 gun deer season. The samples collected so far have come from hunterharvested deer, deer with disease concerns, car-killed deer, agricultural damage permits and landowner permits issued to willing landowners within a two-mile radius of the initial CWD-positive deer. Inconclusive results are from deer where the lymph node sample was not viable due to decomposition. – from the DNR

lations. That’s a really good thing,” Rasmussen said. The DNR continues to extend gratitude to the community and contributors for making CWDsampling efforts successful. Without the help from local landowners, hunters, citizens, private businesses and others, the DNR would not have reached sampling goals. They will continue monitoring CWD in the months ahead, while monitoring car-killed deer, and will issue permits to willing landowners in the immediate area where CWD was detected.

DNR to issue CWD permits to willing landowners The Department of Natural Resources is currently issuing permits to willing landowners within a two-mile radius of Shell Lake to harvest deer for chronic wasting disease testing. These permits are transferrable to other hunters who live

outside the two-mile monitoring area. The permits are valid from the day of issuance until March 31, or until a quota of 125 deer are harvested in this area. People interested in harvesting an adult deer of either sex must also possess a valid 2012 Wisconsin archery or gun deer hunting license. If issued one of these permits, you may hunt on any land, public or private (with permission), open to hunting within the two-mile intensive monitoring area. If you harvest a deer with one of these permits, the head must be submitted to the DNR for CWD testing. The permits are being issued to ensure that the DNR receives samples for CWD testing in the area immediately surrounding where the initial CWD-positive deer was found. If you have questions, or are interested in obtaining one of these permits, please contact DNR CWD biologist Mark Rasmussen at 715-635-4025 or – with information from DNR

Bobbie Berquist Hinkfuss and her 6-year-old son, Lane, were at the Spooner Youth Wrestling Tournament on Friday, Jan. 25. Hinkfuss is a 2004 Shell Lake graduate and played third base for the softball team in her junior and senior years. Married now, she is living with her husband, Chris, near Hayward. They have two young boys. She has chosen to be a stay-at-home mom. – Photo by Larry Samson

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