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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Vol. 124, No. 26 • Shell Lake, Wis.

Weekend watch

• Cabaret, Shell Lake 3-12 building. • Triple Treat Saturday, U.C.C. Church, Earl. • Spaghetti benefit for Jimmy Hartwig, at Shell Lake Community Center. See Events page 8

Ventriloquist for dummies


Shine! See page 2

Recognition to Chief Wilson Page 3 Tansy Pocernich’s alter ego got the best of her and created a lot of laughs as she tried to teach her how to pronounce “ventriloquist.” More photos from the Shine! performance on page 2. – Photo by Larry Samson

Primary election is Tuesday


Basketball and wrestling

Supreme Court only contest in area

See pages 10, 11, 14, 15 & 23


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LA CROSSE - Churchgoers in La Crosse share the sentiments of Catholics around the world, saying they were shocked to hear Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of the month. About 40 people attended the noontime Mass at Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman in downtown La Crosse. During the petitions, the priest asked the parishioners to pray for the pope. After Mass, Kevin DuBois of Tomah says he was surprised when he heard the pope was resigning. “I think it was honorable that he decided, I’m sure he prayed about it. I think it’s the right decision. I think that the Catholic Church will come out just as well if not better with a new pope. It’ll be an exciting time for the church.” Twenty-two-year-old Rebecca Wycklendt, of New Berlin, says she attended the church’s World Youth Day in Germany. She said the pope was reaching out to the youth, speaking to them in five languages. “He still was really our father in faith in a lot of ways, and Pope Benedict did show a lot of love, a lot of concern for the church throughout the world, and I think he will be missed.” At Roncalli Newman Catholic Center, Father James Kurzynski says the pope was a complex theologian known for enforcing the rules, yet thinking outside the box. “Here’s somebody everybody presumed was going to be a really hard right, a very conservative pope. What’s the first thing he’s writing about? Environmental ethics. And he gets nicknames, ‘The Green Pope.’” Kurzynski says with time, hopefully his philosophical legacy will overshadow the church’s abuse scandals. – by Maureen McCollum, Wisconsin Public Radio

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by Gregg Westigard Special to the Register WASHBURN COUNTY – There is a statewide primary election next Tuesday, Feb. 19, with one race on the ballot. Voters will decide which two of three candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court will be on the April 2 spring ballot. The candidates are Ed Fallone, Vince Megna and Pat Roggensack, the incumbent justice whose 10-year term on the court is up. Fallone is a professor at Marquette University, Megna is a trial lawyer, and Roggensack

was on the Court of Appeals before she was elected to an open Supreme Court seat in 2003. Interviews with each candidate can be heard on the Wisconsin Public Radio Web site: Each candidate has a campaign Web site where they present their views and list their endorsements. • • •

With a single race on the ballot, local election clerks do not expect a large turnout on Tuesday. The polls in every town, village and city in the county are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Gun show moves to the Spooner Ice House

by Jessica Beecroft Conner Register staff writer SPOONER – The issue of whether or not the Spooner Elementary School should continue as the venue for the annual gun show hosted by the Indianhead Rifle and Pistol Club, discussed at length at the Jan. 14 meeting of the Spooner School Board, has been decided - by club members. The school board postponed any vote on the matter to its next regular monthly meeting, which was held Monday of this week, Feb. 11. Club members decided to not wait for another school board meeting to decide the future of the event. Tim Brabec, club member, said the organization didn’t want to wait any longer to start marketing for the April event. “If the board (Spooner Board of Education) stalled us another 30 days, we’d be dead in the water,” he said. “We wouldn’t have enough time to find a place to advertise.” On Friday, Feb. 8, the club signed a contract with the Spooner Ice House (former Northwoods Sports Complex) to host the event. “It’s going to be some additional expense,” Brabec noted, “but we’re trying to make that

up by doubling the size of the show.” At the school board’s January meeting, a total of 14 people spoke before the board, 12 of them in support of continuing to hold the show at the elementary school. Two people who spoke were concerned and did not like the idea. School board members appeared to be evenly divided when it came to hosting the gun show, a few of them noting that continuing the gun show at the elementary school would send “mixed signals,” as guns are prohibited at school. The issue surfaced in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Lars Geary, owner of The Spooner Ice House, has confirmed that the gun show will be held on April 12-13. “We’re happy to have a venue to provide for the gun show and to be a service to the community,” he noted. The gun club had been donating approximately $1,000 a year to the school, some of the proceeds from the gun show event. That donation, which has been utilized most recently to support the Spooner Soccer Club, will be lost to the school district with the moving of the event, but several people have indicated they would make up the money to the school.


Shine! showcases local talent

The 2013 production of Shine! performed to a sold-out audience on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre in Shell Lake. Theatre in the Woods brings together talented, young performers from the Shell Lake and Spooner area for a one-time performance. Shine! was directed by Jody Peck, accompanied by Tamara Smith, with Bob Olsgard running the lights. – Photos by Larry Samson

A Spooner High School student sang “10,000 Reasons.”

Tiffany Romportl and Monica Plesums played a piano duet called “Payphone.

Rylee Nelson of Spooner played the guitar and sang “Little Things” and “A Team.”

LEFT: Kaylee Peck and Chelsea Colegrove performed a delightful skit about sisters called “Dud War.””

RIGHT: Only 10 years old, Taylor Zehm made her debut with her song, “Haunted.”

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Area news

Police Chief Wilson receives recognition from Wisconsin Department of Justice


ALMENA — Criminal charges have been filed against an Almena woman who allegedly embezzled nearly $7,000 from the law firm for which she worked. Kay L. Gysbers, 63, is also accused of putting a white powder substance in her coworker’s coffee. What that white powder was is being determined at the state crime lab. Gysbers appeared in Barron County Circuit Court on felony charges of theft in a business setting, uttering a forgery and placing foreign objects in edibles. Bail was set at $5,000 signature bond and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 6. The complaint states Gysbers worked as a legal assistant for Smith and Smith Law Firm in Rice Lake for almost four years. On Dec. 27, a woman who also worked at the firm discovered that someone had put a white powder substance in her coffee. On Dec. 29 Gysbers was terminated. Afterward, it was discovered she issued checks on the firm’s account between Sept. 13 and Dec. 14 to her mother, sister and to herself totaling $6,662. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype ••• CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland School District’s Learn, Engage, Apply and Produce technology initiative has been named an Apple Distinguished Program for 2012-2013 school year for its K12 implementation of technology. The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership and educational excellence, and demonstrate a consistent vision of exemplary learning environments. With a goal of providing opportunities for learning for all children, this initiative has allowed the Cumberland School District to differentiate and individualize instruction in all grade levels. — from the Cumberland Advocate ••• CENTURIA — The death of 6-monthold child in Florida has a tragic local connection. The Centuria-area family that sought to see that baby in recent months learned that he not only died a tragic death, but that it was allegedly at the hand of his mother who also has local roots. Brittney Arnett, 20, who recently moved to Florida and faces charges behind the child’s death was formerly from Centuria. She is a 2009 graduate of Unity High School. The child, Hadley, perished on Jan. 28. His biological father is Daniel Livingston, also a Unity graduate from Centuria. According to the Livingston family, they struggled to see the child after he was born. According to reports from the Citrus County Sheriff’ Department, Arnett and her current boyfriend brought the child to their local hospital on the morning of Jan. 28. The boy was not responsive or breathing and, in spite of resuscitative efforts by hospital staff, they could not save the baby. Investigators said the baby suffered “severe bruising on the left side of his rib cage … and he also had what appeared be a bite mark on his left thigh.” The autopsy found that the baby had suffered several injuries that led to his death. — from the InterCounty Leader ••• LUCK — Ruby’s Pantry is in its 10th year of serving rural communities with donated surplus food and goods to fight hunger and disease. It provides large quantities of food for distributions directly to families in 39 rural communities providing food in underserved counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin. In Polk and Burnett counties, distribution and outreach centers are in Siren and Luck. In 2012, Home and Away Ministries, the mother organization, added a 40,000-square-foot ministry center in Luck where one wing is being remodeled into a free medical center serving Polk and Burnett counties. The remainder of the building is being used for community events and conferences. The building is the former United Pioneer Nursing Home. For more information see Web site at or call 320-629-7400. — from Home and Away Ministries

by Jessica Beecroft Conner Register staff writer SHELL LAKE – Shell Lake Police Chief Dave Wilson was presented a certificate of completion from the Wisconsin Department of Justice in Madison on Friday, Feb 1. Wilson attended the New Chiefs and Sheriffs Conference along with 33 other new chiefs and sheriffs. “It was very informative,” Wilson said, noting that the conference is for training new chiefs and sheriffs in their new law enforcement roles. In his monthly report to the city council Monday evening, Feb. 11, Wilson commended officer Dave Bos of the Shell Lake Police Department for putting in a lot of hard work and helping to solve four burglaries in the city. According to Wilson, “Officer Bos was instrumental in solving four burglaries for our city, seven for Washburn County and one in Burnett County.” Two suspects have been arrested in the Shell Lake burglaries. In the last month, the Shell Lake Police Department has had 37 complaints/calls for service, five thefts, one ambulance assist, one accident, five burglaries, one

Shell Lake Police Chief Dave Wilson receives certificate of completion from Brian O’Keefe, administrator for the Division of Law Enforcement Services. – Photo by Jessica Beecroft

open door, three arrests, seven county assists, one lockout, two fire assists, two drug-endangered children cases, six alarms, six speeding, five driving without insurance, one blood alcohol content,

one OWI, one no registration, one no driver’s license and one operating while suspended. A total of 17 tickets were issued, 27 warnings given and seven parking tickets.

by Jessica Beecroft Conner Register staff writer SHELL LAKE – At their regular monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 11, the Shell Lake City Council approved ending the harvesting of deer on city property to monitor for chronic wasting disease, effective immediately. After

much discussion, the city decided that the area around the city that has already harvested more than 1,000 deer and showed no signs of CWD was enough at this point. According to city council President Andy Eiche, the DNR may be ending all CWD harvesting on March 31. The council decided that the three deer already harvested within the city limits, since the council decided to allow a few hunters’ help in the harvesting, may be

enough. The new CWD harvesting may be in a three- to four-mile radius of where the infected deer was found instead of the 10-mile radius at which it is currently set. The new harvesting may fall only during the regular hunting season, and the deer harvested during that hunt will still be tested. See the Register Web site at wcregister for updates to this story.

MADISON – State Rep. Stephen Smith, D–Shell Lake, issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan passage of 2013 Assembly Bill 3, which he is a coauthor of, in the Assembly Committee on Agriculture. “We need to do all we can to make our small businesses, including our veterinarian clinics for both small and large animals, run efficiently, and this legislation is a no-brainer when it comes to that,” said Smith. “The majority of Wisconsin veterinarians do not have electronic patient records, making compliance with this program costly and time intensive. This law was going to make it harder for veterinarians to do their job and operate their small busi-

nesses, so I’m proud to have worked in a bipartisan manner to do what is right and exempt our state’s veterinarians from this program.” In 2009, Wisconsin Act 362 was created with the intent to track the use and abuse of prescription drugs in Wisconsin through the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. The program requires the collection of data regarding the prescribing and dispensing of monitored prescription drugs and the uploading of that data electronically into a state database. Act 362 has created an unintended consequence of including veterinarians who dispense medications for animals, so 2012 Assembly Bill 3 was introduced to provide relief to exclude veterinarians

from the PDMP. “I am pleased to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to protect and promote agriculture and small businesses. Our veterinarians serve an important role in our agricultural economy, and it’s important that we do all we can to make sure they can do their jobs in an efficient and cost-effective way,” said Smith. Assembly Bill 3 passed unanimously in the Assembly Committee on Agriculture and is now ready to be brought before the entire state Assembly for a floor vote. Smith is hopeful that the bill will continue to receive bipartisan support on the Assembly floor. — from the office of Rep. Smith

SPOONER — A ban on feeding whitetailed deer in Barron, Burnett, Polk and Washburn counties, which was implemented May 10, 2012, due to the discovery of chronic wasting disease in a wild white-tailed deer on private land in Washburn County, remains in effect and will be enforced by Wisconsin conservation wardens. Parts of Barron, Burnett and Polk counties are within a 10-mile radius of the location of the Washburn County property on which this CWD-positive deer was found. State law requires that counties, or portions of counties within a 10-mile radius of a game farm or freeranging CWD-positive deer are included in the baiting and feeding prohibition. With the addition of these four counties,

baiting and feeding of deer is banned in 32 Wisconsin counties. “We want to remind residents of the four counties that there is still a ban on feeding of deer in place,” said regional conservation warden David Zebro. “Conservation wardens will continue to educate our public and use appropriate discretion if a feeding violation is discovered but enforcement action will be initiated to assure the health of our deer herd.” “Feeding, like baiting, of deer unnecessarily increases the risk of spreading CWD and other diseases,” said Tom Hauge, director of the DNR Bureau of Wildlife Management. “Animal health is important to preserving our great hunting tradition and is a foundation of

tourism and vital to local businesses.” Feeding and baiting increase risks of spreading communicable diseases, like CWD, by concentrating deer in one spot. Deer using one spot are more at risk for spreading a disease. Individuals can still feed birds and small mammals provided the feeding devices are at a sufficient height or design to prevent access by deer and the feeding device is within 50 yards of a human dwelling. The fine for feeding contrary to the ban is $343.50. Learn more about CWD at (exit DNR) or go to the DNR Web site and search CWD. — from WisDNR

City council ends CWD hunting within city limits effective immediately

Archery hunting still allowed

Rep. Smith votes to support Wisconsin veterinarians

Feeding and baiting ban remains in effect for Barron, Burnett, Polk and Washburn counties



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Improving environment and well-being through grazing

NW Graziers annual conference at LCO College

HAYWARD — The Northwest Wisconsin Graziers Network would like to invite you to attend this year’s annual conference at the Lac Courtes Oreilles Ojibwe Community College in Hayward that will feature vari-

Scholarship to be awarded

SPOONER — The Washburn County Association for Home and Community Education will award two $300 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a technical college or university. Applications are available online at ces/cty/washburn/, your school’s guidance counselor office or can be picked up at the UW-Extension Office located at 850 W Beaverbrook Ave., Spooner. Applications must be received by April 3. For more information or to have this document made available in alternative formats, contact the Extension Office at 715-635-4444 or dial 711 for Relay. — from UWExtension

Pizza party at the library

SHELL LAKE — Students in grades 6-12 are invited to a pizza party on Thursday, Feb. 14, after early release from school. Students will enjoy pizza, fruit and beverages, play Wii games, board games and/or card games. Students may ride the bus to the library if they have permission. The program will end about 3 p.m. AODA committee of Washburn County and the Shell Lake Public Library sponsor early release pizza parties and provide students with a safe, alcohol- and drugfree activity. — from SLPL

Washburn County Area Humane Society


ous methods and benefits for managed grazing. This conference should be of interest to beginning as well as experienced graziers. The conference is set for Saturday, March 2, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Registration and trade show begins at 8:30 a.m. Recognition of the 2012 pasture walk hosts and an overview of the year’s accomplishments will begin at 9 a.m. Brian Thomas, a member of the Shoshone Paiute Tribes, will give the keynote address, explaining how he built commercial and registered black Angus herds on tribal land in Idaho. In a second presentation, he will explain the genetics of his herds. Lee Graese, owner of Northstar Bison in Haugen, including farms and a slaughter plant, will explain the advantages of grazing bison and how he sets up grower contracts. Dr. Debra Pearson, professor of nutrition and biochemistry at UW-Green Bay, will talk about the nutritional advantages for humans from grass-fed livestock. Kara Berlage, co-owner of North Star Homestead Farms and Homestead Creamery and Café in rural Hayward, will discuss the advantages of multispecies grazing with sheep, hogs and poultry. Dr. Lynn Johnson, a grazing consultant for NW Graziers and owner of a 100-head grass-fed beef herd near Turtle Lake, will talk about managing forage inventories and discuss results from a study of bale weights and forage testing. To get to the college from Hayward, take CTH B east

to the casino for five miles, turn right or south on CTH K, go four miles, then turn left or east on CTH E, then immediately turn left on Trepania Road. Look for the college on the left. From Stone Lake, go north on Hwy. 27 for four miles, turn right on CTH K, go about six miles, turn right on CTH E, then immediately turn left on Trepania Road. Watch for the signs. Advance registration for the conference, due by Friday, Feb. 22, is $20 and includes a Native American lunch, snacks and materials. Late registration is $30. For more information or to register, contact UW ag agents Otto Wiegand or Kevin Schoessow at Spooner 715-6353506, Amber Marlow at LCO College 715-634-4790, Ext. 156, or Randy Gilbertson at NW Graziers 715-520-2112 or Lynn Johnson 715-278-8778. — from UW-Extension

Academic news

MADISON — William Melcher, Spooner, received a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Letters and Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison during winter commencement ceremonies held Dec. 16, 2012. Badger football legend Pat Richter delivered the charge to graduates at commencement ceremonies held at the Kohl Center. — from TheLink

Event on applying for student aid to be held in Rice Lake

RICE LAKE — College Goal Wisconsin is a free event for parents and prospective college students to learn all of the particulars about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This event, which is cosponsored by UW-Barron County and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m., in the commons at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County in Rice Lake. Completing the FAFSA is the first and most important step in qualifying for student financial aid. The goal of this event is to provide free information and assistance to families who are filling out the FAFSA, which is the federally required form for students seeking financial aid such as grants and loans. At this event, participants will receive a quick overview of the financial aid process, then have the opportunity to complete the FAFSA online. Many financial aid staff volunteers will be present to assist


participants. Those attending should bring their tax information. Students should attend with a parent or guardian, if possible. If parents are unable to attend, students may attend alone. Independent students may bring their own income and asset information. Participants should bring the following documents to the event: correct Social Security numbers; 2012 federal tax returns (2011 federal tax returns, if 2012 returns are not complete); 2012 untaxed income records (SS, TANF, welfare, veterans benefits); W2s; 2012 bank statements; 2012 business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, and stock, bond, and other investment records; alien registration card if not a U.S. citizen. For more information, contact Pam Kalla at WITC at 715-234-7082, Ext. 5262. — from UWBC

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U.S. Supreme Court primary on Tuesday, Feb. 19

Midnight and Scrappy, a beautiful pair; No two other cats could come close or compare. Together forever, they can’t be apart; To do that would leave them with a broken heart. These boys they are young, yes they’re just a year old, With a soft, sleek black coat and their eyes bright as gold. Now it’s Valentine’s Day and for that special one Have you found a great gift that’s romantic or fun? Now it seems rather fitting considering the day – These two beautiful cats rather than lingerie. The most purr-fect of gifts, one she’ll never forget. Something almost as special as the day that you met! 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-year-old neutered orange/white longhair; 3month-old tan/white female shorthair; 11-monthold 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; 1-year-old neutered shorthair tiger; 2-year-old spayed shorthair calico and a 4-month-old shorthair calico. Dogs for adoption: 6-year-old spayed black Lab; 5-year-old neutered tan boxer; 2-year-old neutered black Lab/husky mix; 9-year-old spayed black/ white shih tzu; 3-year-old neutered black/white rat terrier; 5-1/2-year-old spayed beagle; 6-year-old neutered black Lab/Newfoundland mix and a 4year-old female gray pit bull.

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We have a primary on Tuesday, Feb. 19, for U.S. Supreme Court since there are three candidates. You can go to Web site to link to candidate biographies and hear interviews from Wisconsin Public Radio or Television. Please take the time to learn about the candidates and

to vote in this important race. You can cast an absentee ballot this week. Joan Quenan Shell Lake

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Time for Valentine’s Day

ere we are once again, preparing to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Have you been searching for the perfect Valentine greeting card? Found a nice heartshaped box filled with chocolates? Thought about ordering a bouquet of red or perhaps pink flowers? I’m sure many of us like to give Valentine cards and gifts to more than just our mate. We like to acknowledge our children and grandchildren as well. Some pet owners also give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets. According to the Greeting Card Association, Valentine’s Day cards are the second most popular greeting-card-giving occasion. Christmas, of course, takes first place. A survey stated that men account for 73 percent of Valentine’s Day flower sales. The red rose is one of the most popular flowers used in a Valentine’s Day bouquet. The bud stands for strong romantic feelings. In 1868, Richard Cadbury introduced the first Valentine’s Day box of chocolates.

When I think about celebrating Valentine’s Day, I don’t think about the reason it all began. One theory for the origin of Valentine’s Day is that while trying to bolster his army, Roman Emperor Claudius II forbade young men to marry. St. Valentine defied the ban and performed secret marriages and was executed on Feb. 14. Have you heard the expression, “Wearing your heart on your sleeve”? I guess it is more than just a phrase. Supposedly during the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names to see who their Valentine would be. They would wear the name pinned to their sleeve for one week so that everyone would know their supposed true feelings. If you are one who likes to celebrate Valentine’s Day, enjoy your day. If you are one that doesn’t really care one way or the other about Valentine’s Day, may you enjoy your day as well.

Beyond the office door • Suzanne Johnson

Special visitor at Glenview

With the snow that fell Sunday, Feb. 10, this special snowman was created on the back side of Glenview where all tenants can enjoy it from the dining room window. Shown (L to R): Chloe Wykel, Donovon LeVan, Hannah Stone and John Wykel. — Photo submitted

Chamber notes by Phyllis Mayala

The Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce changed their meeting schedule to every other month, therefore no meeting was held in January. The February meeting was held Thursday, Feb. 7, with the following items being discussed. The Holiday Saturday event held on Dec. 1, 2012, was a successful function in Shell Lake. The attendance at Breakfast with Santa was a little less than last year but was a fun time for parents and children. Lake Mall had more vendors in the hallway this year with the general consensus that it was a very successful day. The ATV and motorcycle ice racing competition held on Jan. 26 was well-attended. The chamber sold food and beverages in the Shelter House and had quite a lot of activity. Another competition was held Saturday, Feb. 9, with the chamber selling food and beverages once again. Corrine Hill talked about the Easter egg hunt, which will be on Saturday, March 30. Melissa Denotter and the Miss Shell Lake girls will host a Bunny Breakfast that morning. Hill mentioned she is in need of volunteers to help with stuffing eggs on Thursday, March 28, and also

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners

February 4 - $30 Tony Gulan, Shell Lake February 5 - $30 JoAnn Dahlstrom, Shell Lake February 6 - $30 Barbara Amundson, Decorah, Iowa February 7 - $30 Tom Meyers, Belvidere, Ill. February 8 - $30 Rick Hanson, Shell Lake

Gerry’s 5th Avenue Salon

Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

Temps & levels Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2012 Feb. 4 Feb. 5 Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 10

2013 Feb. 4 Feb. 5 Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 10

High 40 41 28 42 27 29 36 High 13 18 23 22 25 28 27

Low Precip. 14 12 15 20 1 5 9 .6 in Snow Low -13 -11 -8 -3 2 4 19


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at the Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 30. She is asking that if anyone has plastic Easter eggs they would like to donate, to please drop them off at My Favorite Things on Main Street or at the Washburn County Register newspaper office in Lake Mall. Kathy Dahlstrom reported that the chamber and City of Shell Lake together have a new Web site, with Tucker Macomber as webmaster. The chamber is interested in being a sponsor at the Gala on Saturday, May 18, at the Shell Lake Arts Center. Tara Burns said that she is looking into this and will get back to the chamber with options to sponsoring at the Gala.



hell Lake area residents are doing a nice job of recycling at the Shell Lake Recycling Site located north of the city on New Knapp Road. I do ask that you please remove all recyclables from bags or boxes when placing them in the bin. Dump all material loose into the drop boxes, the reason being because the bin can get packed much tighter if the items are not in the bags. Please also continue to place all cardboard in the roll-off containers at the site. As a reminder, RCC does accept all plastics labeled 1-7, including plastic bags. Please place bags in recycling container. Cardboard beverage containers are also accepted, which include those that hold milk/juice products. All paper types are accepted, of course, as are metal food containers and glass food containers. Items such as broken glassware or mirrors are not recyclable; please do not put these items in the recycling bin. All types of boxboard (cracker/cereal boxes) are accepted in the recycling bin, just please break down all cardboard to conserve space. If you have scrap metal to get rid of please use the scrap/appliance bin located on the east side of the recycling garage. Vehicle batteries, rechargeable batteries, button batteries, lithium and nicad are all accepted at the Spooner Recycling Site, 1400 South River St. Alkaline batteries are garbage and should not be taken in for recycling at either the recycling sites or the haz-

Register Memories

1953 - 60 years ago

• Marine Sgt. Donald J. Bruce, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Bruce, was a member of the security force at a forward air base of the First Marine Air Wing in Korea. His wife, Beverlee, and daughter Londa, were living in Shell Lake. • Pvt. Roger E. Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Anderson, Shell Lake, was taking basic training, a 16-week course, with Company I, 200th Infantry Regiment, 31st Dixie Division at Camp Atterbury, Ind. • The area was treated to the largest fall of snow for the winter with 10 inches of wet snow added to what was already on the ground, making for a beautiful 2 feet of snow in the woods. • Ray Todd, Shell Lake, was among the 577 students who were enrolled during their first semester in the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of Wisconsin.

1963 - 50 years ago

• Elected officers of the South Dewey 4-H Club were Jerry Swan, president; Christine Johnson, vice president; Sharon Holman, secretary; Susan Pederson, treasurer; and Connie Bakker, reporter. • Members of the Shell Lake High School basketball team coached by Ellis Axon were Mike Thomas, Virgil Neubauer, Dale Hanson, Jim Lewis, Marvin Ross, Ken Schrankel, Jim Kastner, Dewey Jacobs, John Lenz, Dave Shipman, Wayne Kibler and Jerry Graf. • After a lapse of one year, the Lake Point Aero Club, through the sponsorship of the chamber of commerce, held their barrel sinking contest. Tickets were available to guess the ice-out for Shell Lake. • Conservation warden David Swendsen, well-known conservation warden in Washburn County for 7-1/2 years, accepted a position with the federal game management division and would move to Fergus Falls, Minn.

1973 - 40 years ago

• The Don Grunnes had the misfor-

ardous waste collections. Tires and fluorescent bulbs are taken at the Spooner Recycling Site; there is a fee. Appliances and most computer equipment are also taken in Spooner for free; however, a $5 charge does apply to computer monitors, and DVD/VCR/ DVR/Blu-ray video players, which are banned from Wisconsin landfills. Other small electronic items taken for a $5 fee are vacuums, stereos, speakers, radios, etc. TVs are accepted in Spooner; fees range from $10-$40 depending on size, TVs are also accepted in Minong; please call that location for details at 715-466-2062. Used oil can now be taken to Lake Area Landfill’s new waste oil collection tank, call the landfill for details at 715469-3356. Oil filters are accepted at the Spooner Recycling Site for $1 each. Other smaller recycling sites in Washburn County include Springbrook, Stone Lake, Sarona, Long Lake and Minong. Please visit our Web site for more info on these locations, times open, and items accepted, or call or email Jen. Hazardous waste can be disposed of on our scheduled collection dates and times yet to be determined for 2013. Questions about recycling or hazardous waste collection can be directed to Jen at Northwest Regional Planning Commission/Recycling Control Commission 715-635-2197, or e-mail at jbarton@, or on the Web at

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tune of having their car stolen; the rear wheels, hubcaps and all parts that were removable were taken, with the trunk broken into and everything taken from that. The car was found in a deserted area near a park. • The Sarona Snowmobile Club met at the Sarona Town Hall, and after a meeting, 23 machines were ridden to Shenako Camp for a basket social and dance with the Long Lake Club. • Glenn Hile, Hubert Smith and George Elliott, representing the Shell Lake Snowmobile Club, appeared at the meeting of the Shell Lake City Council to request the city to consider opening some additional streets and roads in the city to snowmobiles. The routes would make it easier to get out of town to the trails. The council decided to open 1st Avenue and Lakeside Road from the public beach to where it met Old Hwy. 63, Old 63 to the South Lake Road and South Lake Road around the lake to Lake Spur Road. • Plainview Jolly Workers 4-H Club reporter Chris Randby reported on the meeting held at the Harry Dahlstrom home with 18 members present. Don Dahlstrom and John Lechnir would make picnic-area signs. A snowmobile safety course would be held at the Rueben Bush home.

1983 - 30 years ago

• FBLA officers at Shell Lake High School were Dan Krueger, president and state vice president; Chris Schaefer, vice president; Sally Stouffer, treasurer; Boyd Anderson, parliamentarian; Lori Neuman, point recorder; Cindy Heino, reporter; Melissa Zaloudek, point recorder; and Butch Erickson, historian. • Frances Jellen celebrated her 70th birthday. • Shell Lake summer residents had asked the city council for some type of number system for their homes around the lake. Alderman Brian Nord was asked to talk with the Shell Lake Fire Association and seek ways to number all of the homes, both for identification and for fire or other emergency purposes. • Going on to sectional competition in

wrestling were Dan Slater, Brad Flach, Chuck Hile, Bruce Dahlstrom, Pat Frey, Matt Ailport and Dave Thomas.

1993 - 20 years ago

• Tabitha Talbert, 13, Twin Valley 4-H Club, was named outstanding young 4-H member for February. • Officers named for Town and Country Days were Lance Christenson, chairman; Karen Quam, co-chair; Jene Morey, secretary; and Laurie Stellrecht, treasurer. • The man who attempted to rob W.W. “Bud” Bitney of Shell Lake and then shot him remained at large. Bitney, 75, was preparing to leave the Holiday Station in Turtle Lake on his way home from Minnesota when a man approached his car and demanded money. He opened the car door before Bitney could drive away. Bitney refused to hand over his wallet and a scuffle ensued. The man fired a shot at Bitney and fled. The bullet passed through his arm and lodged in the car door. He then went back into the station and called for help. He was treated and released at the Cumberland hospital. • The Shell Lake girls basketball team was the West Lakeland Conference champ.

2003 - 10 years ago

• Bill and Nancy Campbell opened Campbell’s Country Store on Hwy. 63 between Shell Lake and Spooner. • The Shell Lake Fire Department held a chili feed fundraiser to raise funds to purchase extrication equipment. • Good Citizens at Shell Lake Elementary were Emma Frey, Ambria Johnson, Emmalee Statz, Aaron Slinker, Hannah Bartz, Samantha Morris, Korynn LeVan, Cally Johnson, Luke Gronning, Ben Butenhoff, Samantha Briggs, Johnathan Lloyd, Michael Nielsen, Lindsey Green, Drew Knoop, Brook Dahlstrom, Gabrielle Benjamin and Molly Schmidt. • Shell Lake wrestlers named all-conference were Max Smith, Josh Benjamin, John Berlin, Kip Reynolds, Garrett Knoop, Trent Vanderhoof and Andrew Berlin. Vanderhoof was also named MVP by the coaches of the conference meet.


Changes for income maintenance programs continues

SHELL LAKE — Effective Jan. 1, 2012, Wisconsin implemented a regional model for administration of Income Maintenance programs including FoodShare and Medicaid that included contracts with 10 consortia agencies and Milwaukee County. Upon implementation of the consortia model, Washburn County, along with nine other counties, became part the Great Rivers Income Maintenance consortia. The other counties included in this consortium include Burnett, Barron, Chippewa, Douglas, Eau Claire, Dunn, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix. Two of the biggest changes that came along with becoming part of the consortia were the implementation of a call center and a centralized document processing facility. Of the two, the call center, by far, was the biggest change both for staff and for clients. As it had been for years, clients would call the local agency with any changes to their case and any general questions they had. Nine times out of 10, they would speak with their worker. With the implementation of the call center, clients now report changes and ask general questions to a call center agent on duty from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and they may not speak with the same person if repeat calls have to be made. The purpose of this article is not to bash or demean the new process in which they must operate. It is instead to educate any client of public assistance benefits, so they may be served in the most efficient way possible and to give some general tips so service to the clients is quick, complete and correct so repeat calls/visits are not necessary. Whether you are first applying for benefits, renewing your benefits or making changes to your benefits, you will need to supply verification of the statements you make. One of the quickest ways to make sure your case is processed on a timely basis is to be prepared with your documentation/verifications. Proofs of some items are required for some programs and not for others. A good rule of thumb is it’s better to have too much than not enough. If you are unsure, bring it with you. If you end up not needing it, then it can just go back home with you. If you need it and don’t have it, this will delay the processing of your case. Below are some general rules for proof/verification for the different programs in which you may be applying. Once initial benefits are established, it is important to know who to contact in the event a change needs to be reported or if there is a problem with the issuance of benefits. Because it is sometimes confusing to know who to contact under what circumstance, potential clients are provided with the accompanying list of phone numbers. This will provide a quick reference of all phone numbers to help make reporting changes and asking general questions easier. — from Washburn County Child Support/Economic Support Units

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Volunteer orientation planned

SPOONER — The Spooner Area School District serves several surrounding communities through education, and there are numerous caring individuals who give back to their community by volunteering within the schools. These people bring their personalities and talents to the school environment. This helps both staff and students to do their best. What does a volunteer look like? Volunteers ranging from high school age to retirees have supported local education during day school, during after-school, and by helping with projects from their own homes. Many volunteers have children or grandchildren enrolled in the schools, but many others have become an important individual in students lives through their encouragement. Some valiant volunteers come to school every week, whereas a one-time guest speaker volunteer is also a valued addition to the day.

Compared to last year, the number of volunteers and the hours they put in have increased in the 2012-2013 school year. More than 100 volunteers have already participated in school-related activities. Although volunteers have put in over 1,500 hours so far, there are still areas in which an extra hand would make a difference. Changes in the school system have continued to prioritize helping all students achieve grade-level goals for reading and math. Volunteers who lend their time to tutoring students help to build up skills and are a vital part of reaching these goals. There are currently tutoring needs at the elementary, middle and high schools. The school district’s AmeriCorps team, which helps to support volunteers, welcomes anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or learning more about volunteering in the schools to an upcoming volunteer orientation. This orientation will take place on Monday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m., at Spooner High School, Room C45. This informational meeting will include a presentation on volunteering basics, a

speaker who will provide details on the Senior Tax Exchange Program, and answers to any questions asked. Light refreshments will be provided. Volunteering is a truly valuable way for individuals to be part of a community team. Those who are or have volunteered in the schools have done a tremen-

SHELL LAKE — iPad classes are going back to the basics. iPad: Introduction to iPad Basics will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 6-8 p.m., in the Shell Lake High School business lab. Instructor is Sara Ducos. The cost is $15. 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 that community ed is 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. 25, by calling 715-468-7815, Ext. 1337. — from Shell Lake Community Ed

It’s icy here underneath the new snow as it rained before the heavy, wet snow arrived. About 6 inches fell on Sunday. It was so beautiful. Some huge flakes fell straight down for a while. The trees are loaded. The forecast sounded terrible but all was well come Monday morning. I didn’t hear of any closings and our township roads are all plowed but drive slow in the snow and enjoy it while it lasts. Spring isn’t far away. I see Easter stuff displayed in stores already. Sarona folks extend sympathy to the family of Norma Anderson, 80, whose services are to be held on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. Visitation is Wednesday evening and the funeral is at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Spooner. I grew up a couple of miles from Norma and went all through school with her. She was loved by all who knew her, always happy, always singing and will be dearly remembered. Also was saddened to hear of the sudden death of Chuck Donetell, 70, Spooner. Years back he lived in Sarona when his folks, Huck and Betty, owned the gas station across from Sarona House. Sympathy to his wife and family. Sympathy to the family of Jeanette Olson, 94. My late sister, Rayola (Shoquist) Ripley, stayed at Dr. Lester and her home and did housework and took care of the children when in high

school back in 1947 and 1948. Jeanette’s funeral was Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Spooner. A welcome to Mary and Ty Sahr who moved into Grandma Zaloudek’s farmstead recently. They have two animals in the barn, a donkey and a calf named Annabell, and dogs Minnie and Rocho and a new cat. The Zaloudek family held an open house for them last Saturday with a great afternoon of laughs and food to let them know how happy they are to have someone there to take care of the place. Brenda reports it really is nice to see lights down there again. There were seven ladies and five guys at the Madge-Sarona folks breakfast time held at Peggy’s in Shell Lake Tuesday morning, Feb. 5. Very good food and conversation. Mavis Schlapper went with her sister, Joyce Wade, Spooner, to New Auburn, to a 50th anniversary for friends of hers and her late husband’s, Mel, when they lived in Minnesota. Mavis, Joyce, and Jan went to Springbrook on Saturday to dance to the music by Les Millard at the center there. Last weekend, Dave and Cathy Stodola, Hudson, were up at his mom’s, Virginia’s, for the weekend. Susan Krantz took in the doubleheader sixth-grade basketball games that granddaughter Lainy was in. Yea, Lainy scored

a point. Shell Lake won one and lost one. Jessie West, Spooner, visited her grandma, Elfreda, on Saturday afternoon. Reports that all had a ball when 48 family members got together for the annual sliding party held at Dewey and Patty Butterfield’s in Trego on Saturday afternoon. Tons of food, a perfect day on a great hill behind their house. When grandson Ryan and son Jaxson were here on Wednesday talking about it, Jaxson was excited, remembering it from last year at age 3-1/2. I asked him if greatgrandma Donna Ness slides, too. He said, “She just stands at the top of the hill and watches.” That can’t be so. The Earl church is having their triple treat on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with food, flea market, etc. My sister, Nell Lee, will be showing some of her miniature houses and has donated one for the silent auction. The Jimmy Hartwig benefit takes place at the Shell Lake Community Center from 12:30-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17. There is a lot planned for that including music, food, raffle, silent auction and bake sale. His mom, Andrea, will have

tables of antiques from her shop, Jean’s Antiques, for sale. So attend, help Jimmy out. He had shattered three vertebrae in his neck as a passenger in an auto accident in December. Grandson Ryan and his son, Jaxson, had lunch with me Friday and John Marschall and boys Brady and Brian came for supper in the evening while out snowmobiling. Happy birthday wishes to Mandy Hagen, Feb. 14; Linda Tabor, Sam Armour and Florence Millard, Feb. 15; Betty Hubin and Bonnie Smith, Feb. 16; Dave Stoner, Taylor Child, Dawn Raymond, Bob Cernocky, Kurt Meier, Lois Wheeler and Scott Ryan Butterfield, Feb. 17; Bob Hall, Ryan Butterfield, David Stodola, Sue Wallace and Matt Stoner, Feb. 18; Ralph VanMeter and Dave Mortensen, Feb. 19; Nancy Posta, Mary Jo Frey, Jacob Seever, Erick Haynes and Aimee Schlapper, Feb. 20. Anniversary wishes to Nate and Becky Rudolph on Feb. 17 and Kyler and Mary Gustafson on Feb. 20. Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Gov. offers budget plans for food stamps, higher ed

by Rick Kremer Wisconsin Public Radio MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker is touring the state promoting a $100 million workforce development package he plans to include in his biennial budget. The plan includes extra funding for higher education, which took a substantial hit in the last budget. The UW-System would get about $22 million in workforce development grants and the UW Flexible Option degree program. The state’s technical college system would also get a small boost, with an extra $5 million for worker training program expansions in high demand areas. Walker’s last budget cut more than $30 million in tech college funding, but he says reforms and this new money make it a net gain. “The savings they were able to generate far exceed any of the budget adjustments made two years ago. So this is not in any way about backfilling money, this is about adding on top of the money they were able to obtain from the savings.” The workforce plan includes money to create a new labor market information

system, which Walker says will provide up to date unemployment data and track regional trends in hiring. He says it will not replace quarterly federal jobs numbers. Walker is also reforming how the state issues food stamps. He says able-bodied adults without dependent children will be required to work or meet job training requirements in order to qualify. “So, one of the best things we can do for them is not to say 'go get a job or you don’t get food stamps,' but rather say, 'We’re going to give you the job skills training so that when jobs are opening up you don’t have to run off and then figure out a way to get that training.'” The money for Walker’s workforce development initiatives will come from state general purpose revenue with some matching federal funds. Editor's note: This story, along with a press release from Gov. Walker's administration, outlining the specifics of his plans, can be found at the Register's Web site at

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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. • Indianhead Writers meeting, 1 p.m., Northwind Book and Fiber bookstore, Spooner. Anyone interested in writing is welcome. For more information, call Mary Olsen, 715-468-2604. 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. Hartwig 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. • The Washburn County Humane Society open board meeting 5:30 p.m., state patrol headquarters, Spooner, 715-635-4720. Thursday, Feb. 21 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting available.

Friday, Feb. 22 • Barronett Dragons 4-H Club play, “The Bottle of Joy,” at the Barronett Community Center, 7 p.m. Starting at 5 p.m., members of the civic club will be hosting a pancake and French toast supper. Saturday, Feb. 23 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. Wednesday, Feb. 27 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner. Thursday, Feb. 28 • First Year Parenting class, 5-8:30 p.m., Spooner Annex Building, UW-Extension conference room. Call Deb Meyer at 715-635-4444 or deb.meyer@ces.uwex. edu. • The Shell Lake American Legion meeting, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Commons. • Shell Lake VFW meeting, 7 p.m., Friendship Commons.

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If you would like to announce your Relay For Life fundraiser in this column, please call 715-468-2314 or email Thursday, Feb. 14 • Indianhead Medical Center Annual Valentine Bake/Book Sale, 8:30 a.m. to noon in the hospital lobby. Sunday, Feb. 17 • Ski Out Cancer cross-country ski race, Red Barn ski trails, Shell Lake. Various races between 2-4 p.m. See Web site or call 715-205-4424. 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.

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Indianhead Community Action Agency is looking for volunteers to help out in their thrift store and food pantry. Please stop in to ICAA at 608 Service Road and pick up an application or call 715-635-3975 for more information. ••• The Washburn County Area Humane Society is looking for a fundraising coordinator, someone to think of fundraising ideas and to organize the fundraisers. Also, volunteers to become a board member. For more information, call Susie at 715-4682453 or e-mail ••• Terraceview Living Center Inc. is providing opportunities for talented volunteers skilled in group and one-to-one interactions with the elderly. There will be flexibility in scheduling your services. Orientation is provided. If you are interested please stop by their office and fill out an application. ••• Faith in Action of Washburn County is looking for volunteers to provide direct services to seniors and adults with disabilities. Tasks might include transportation, light housekeeping, light yard work, fix-it jobs, telephone and in-person visits. Training is provided, and all volunteers choose what they want to do and when they want to volunteer. For more information, please call 715-635-2252 or e-mail Faith In Action at ••• Washburn County Unit on Aging is in need of volunteer drivers for the Meals on Wheels program and the medical escort program. This is a great opportunity to socialize, meet new people, travel and help others. Mileage is paid to volunteers who use their own vehicles when transporting and/or delivering. You must possess a valid state of Wisconsin driver’s license and be able to read maps, road names and street signs. If interested, please contact Eva at the Aging and Disability Resource Center in Spooner at 715-635-4460. ••• ICAA Crossroads Literacy is looking for tutors in reading, health and computer skills. If interested, please contact coordinator Jean Walsh at 715-7907213 or e-mail 30rtfc ••• To publish a volunteer opportunity, submit it to us by Monday noon. E-mail it to wcregister@, bring it to the office, or call 715-4682314. Please list the type of volunteer work you need, as well as dates, times and length of service. Make sure to include your contact information, including your name and phone number. When the volunteer position is filled, please let us know so we can take it off the list. This service is offered free of charge in an effort to bring the community together so those that are looking for help can find those that are looking to help.

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Coaches Challenge


Lady Rails finish week with a win

The Shell Lake girls are up for the challenge when they take on the Spooner Rails on Monday, Feb. 18. Shown (L to R): Hannah Cassel, Jenny Connell, Kristin Kraetke, assistant Ryan O’Connell, Sheri Clark, Makenzie Olson and Shania Pokorny. Alex Hotchkiss drives past the Bloomer defender on her way to the basket. She had 10 points for the game. It was a tough, 55-34 loss for the Rails on Thursday, Feb. 7, in a home game.

The Spooner girls are up for the challenge when they take on the Shell Lake Lakers. Shown (L to R) back row: Head coach Michelle O’Connell, Hannah Stellrecht, Ellen Reidt, Steph Henk, assistant coach Andy Rappel, Alex Hotchkiss, assistant coach Emily Drew and Washburn County Relay For Life Chairman Steven Clay. Front: Amanda Fosberg, Rylee Richardson, Sara Taylor, Taylor Roman and Michelle Richardson. – Photos by Larry Samson

by Larry Samson Register staff writer SHELL LAKE — In the Coaches Challenge basketball game on Monday, Feb. 18, the Shell Lake girls team will face the Spooner girls team to raise funds for the Washburn County Relay for Life. The game will start at 7:30 p.m., with the JV at 6 p.m., in the Shell Lake 3-12 gymna-

sium. Shell Lake head coach Dan Kevan and assistant coach Ryan O’Connell are working together with the Spooner coaching team of head coach Michelle O’Connell, assistant coach Andy Rappel and assistant coach Emily Drew to raise money to fight cancer.

Spooner boys basketball managers

Sarah Taylor with a layup against the Bloomer defenders. She had eight points for the game.

Steph Henk with a jump shot for two points. She had 11 points against Chetek on Monday, Feb. 4, as Spooner defeated their conference rivals 40-36. – Photos by Larry Samson

Spooner boys 2-1 for week

A n d r e w Hotchkiss, Caden Anderson and Shiloh Hanson take their job as the boys team managers seriously. Getting water for the players, running for ice, they keep the team running smoothly. – Photo by Larry Samson

Forward Jordan Melton drives the baseline on his way to the basket. He had 10 points for the game, all earned under the basket or at the free-throw line. LEFT: With only a few seconds left in the game with Northwestern, Spooner head coach David Gustafson talks to his players about protecting their slim lead. The players were listening, as they prevailed 46-44 over Northwestern on Monday, Feb. 4. – Photos by Larry Samson


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Parents Appreciation Night held for Shell Lake boys basketball athletes

Parents, with their student athletes, took center stage as the fans show their appreciation at Parents Night for the boys basketball team Tuesday, Feb. 5. – Photos by Larry Samson

Like many parents, Tim and Becca Cusick are at every home and away game that their son, Isaac, plays in, whether it was in elementary school, junior high or high school. The years of watching their son play for Shell Lake is coming to an end as he is a senior. Their advice to parents of young players, “Enjoy it while you can.”

Pacesetter volleyball camp to be offered at Spooner

SPOONER — A Pacesetter volleyball camp will be held this summer at Spooner High School. Pacesetter has developed a reputation in working with young people during the past 25 years. Their coaches are not only fine teachers of athletic skills but also many important social skills. If your daughter has attended in the past, there is every reason to attend again. Repetition is crucial to understanding and improved performance.



Pacesetter often rotates its coaching staff so that each year’s camp offers new faces and new teaching methods. At a camp like this, players have a chance to play together and develop the kind of teamwork and commitment to improvement that can lead them to success in the years ahead. For more information, please contact a member of the Spooner volleyball coaching staff. — from Spooner Athletic Department

Boys finish week with a win

AJ Denotter with a layup against a tough Turtle Lake defense. Shell Lake lost 65-49 in the conference game on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Shell Lake defeated Siren on Thursday, Feb. 7, to end out the week.

by Larry Samson Register staff writer SHELL LAKE — Shell Lake hosted the 9-1 Turtle Lake Lakers on Tuesday, Feb. 5, and took a 22-14 lead in the first quarter. They were not able to hold onto the lead once Turtle Lake regrouped and adjusted to the Lakers offense. Turtle Lake out scored Shell Lake 22-8 in the second quarter and 17-5 in the third. In the fourth quarter, Shell Lake came back 208, but it was a matter of too little too late as Turtle Lake won 65-49. Wyatt Carlson had a good day with 14 points followed by BJ Burton with seven points. It was a game that Shell Lake was not expected to win, but they played surprisingly well against them. Shell Lake traveled to Siren on Thursday, Feb. 7, and came away with a 51-42 win. The win will help the Lakers as they go into the playoffs. Shell Lake will face Birchwood in the first round of the playoffs on Tuesday, Feb. 19. They will host the Bobcats at 7 p.m. Birchwood is 4-5 in the East Lakeland Conference. Back in early January, Shell Lake defeated Birchwood 55-45 in a game played at Birchwood.

Isaac Cusick eyes up the basket before going up for the shot. – Photos by Larry Samson

Wrestler Remington Ladd places at Gopher State Nationals

Shell Lake youth wrestlers take second as a team

The Shell Lake youth wrestling team participated in the Rice Lake Tournament on Sunday, Feb. 10, placing second as a team. Shown back row (L to R): Kale Hopke, Jameson Lucas, Brady Lehnherr and Kevin Retzlaff. Front: Carter Lawrence, Ethan Lyga, Koy Hopke and Tyler Schunk. Those participating for Shell Lake but not pictured were Taren Farley, Cassie Lawrence, Tanner Smith, Aiden Smith, Isaac Smith, Briar Naglosky, Cade Hanson, Eli Fritz, Adam Fritz and Makenna Anderson. — Photo submitted

Remington Ladd, Cameron, shown second from left, placed fourth at the 2013 Gopher State Nationals held Saturday, Feb. 9. Wrestling a number of state qualifiers from Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, Ladd wrestled in the fifth- and sixth-grade 60-pound weight class. Ladd is a member of Crass Trained Wrestling Club. He is the son of Jeff and Penny Ladd and the grandson of Pauline Lawrence, Shell Lake. — Photo submitted



National FFA Week is sponsored by Tractor Supply Co. as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and annually encompasses Feb. 22, George Washington’s birthday.

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Shell Lake FFA would like to recognize our seniors with their SAE projects. Danielle Kuechle is our current FFA president; she has been an FFA officer for three years. Dani lives in the country and works with her horses and other animals for different events throughout the year such as the Washburn County Fair. She has participated in many events throughout the previous years. Allysha Feeney is our current FFA vice president and has been an FFA officer for three years. Allysha spends many hours working on events throughout the school y e a r. Allysha has organized events with the help of others. She has participated in events such as blood drives, Food for America programs and many others. Stephanie Stetler is our current FFA student advisor and has been in FFA for many years. Steph spends many hours organizing events such as the blood drive, setting up for National FFA week, fair displays, Food for America programs and animal safety programs. Taylor Bauch is our current FFA reporter and has been for the past two years. Taylor works many hours with her animals, such as rabbits and sheep to prepare them for the Washburn County Fair and other events that have taken place throughout the years. Taylor has helped with many events throughout her FFA career. Cody Nielsen has worked with raising some young stock as well as chickens. In addition, he has been a great helper in assisting with behind the scenes tasks that n e e d t o b e a c c o m plished each year. Maddie Dennis, our 2012-2013 secretary, had an Agricultural Education SAE. Her major project through the years has been assisting with the blood drive. In addition, she has helped set up for National FFA week, fair displays, Food for America programs and animal safety programs, to name a few.

Every year the Shell Lake FFA travels to a campsite to go canoeing down a river and to spend time getting to know each other on a better level. Last year students that participated were front row (L to R): Dan Kevan, Tony Klassa, Boyd Anderson, Jeremy Monson and Jennifer Bos. Middle row: James Crawford, Christian Monson, Dominic Hopke, Daniel Shutrop, Ryan Melton, Noah Skluzacek, Bryan Knoop, Travis Klassa, Tyler Crosby, Trevor Anderson, Jeffrey Shutrop, Cody Nielsen and Kreg Krueger. Back row: Marty Anderson, Emma Crosby, Sheri Clark, Courtney Melton, Jordyn Monson and Andi Bauch.

Food for America is a program where FFA members organized a day that enabled fourthgrade students to learn about portion sizes and healthy food choices.

Animal Safety Day is when FFA members teach the third grade how to take care of animals and be safe around them. Katie Parker is teaching a group about how to care for calves. Each year the Shell Lake and Spooner FFA high school officers, along with alumni, get together and have breakfast at Nick’s Family Restaurant and talk about the year’s FFA activities and get to know each other on a better level.



92% of agricultural education programs offer agriscience, 71% offer advanced agriscience and biotechnology, 59% offer agricultural mechanics, 49% offer horticulture, 43% offer animal science and 24% offer environmentrelated courses. 23% of agriculture teachers have five or fewer years of teaching experience.

The National FFA Organization has evolved in response to expanded opportunities available in the agricultural industry. Today’s FFA helps members prepare for careers in agribusiness, agrimarketing, science, communications, education, horticulture, production, natural resources, forestry and many other diverse fields.

This year’s fruit sale fundraiser was a huge success with many members selling large amounts of fruit. A special thank-you to all the community members that helped sponsor our chapter. Pictured are some FFA members working hard to organize fruit and assure quality.


The corn maze was a new event that we hosted this year. Many members helped out, including (front row) Boyd Anderson; back row (L to R): Cheryl Anderson, Allysha Feeney, Rachel Mechtel and Taylor Bauch.

Today, there are 557,318 FFA members in grade local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto R FFA members are in grades seven-12 and are c bers live in rural and farm areas, 19% live in sm areas.


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The Junior High FFA has a large membership this year. Front row (L to R) are the junior high officers: Claire Walker, Katie Crosby, Marty Anderson, Kaelin Laub, Christian Monson and Jace Sando. Middle row: Stephanie Tinsley, Bob Bontekoe, Austin Schultz, Tyler Rhineholdt, Rachel Kidder, KayDe Bontekoe, Nikki Everoad, Jerney Meister and Rei Grandadam. Back row: Emme Shaefer, Sean Heckel, Isaac Haynes, Alyssa Schultz, Cassie Lawrence, Lyndon Nelson, Lilly Nyreen, Gracie Christianson and Madison LaFave.


FFA members elect their own officers and plan and conduct activities with supervision from their chapter advisors. A team of six national FFA officers, typically college students taking a year away from their studies, plays a key role in planning the annual National FFA Convention & Expo and other events. The national FFA Officer team travels more than 100,000 miles during its year in office.

This year’s theme is Grow, and it celebrates more than 80 years of FFA traditions while eagerly anticipating the organization’s future. More than 550,000 members nationwide will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. FFA members are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Through agricultural education and hands-on learning, they are preparing for the more than 300 career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industry.

National convention was held in Indianapolis, Ind., this year. Students traveled on a coach bus to learn about different aspects of FFA and to hear motivational speakers sharing their agricultural story. Students participated in a few tours this past year, one was seeing and actually walking on the Indy 500 racetrack. Pictured are (L to R): Dani Kuechle, Allysha Feeney, Rachel Mechtel, Marty Anderson, an unidentified Amery student, Travis Klassa, Daniel Shutrop, Trevor Anderson, Bryan Knoop, Beau Skluzacek, Noah Skluzacek and Ryan Melton.

The FFA Mission: FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization is an integral part of agricultural education by helping make classroom instruction come to life through realistic hands-on applications. FFA members embrace concepts taught in agricultural science classrooms nationwide, build valuable skills through hands-on experiential learning and each year demonstrate their proficiency in competitions based on real-world agricultural skills. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.


FFA members earn $4 billion

annually through hands-on work experiences. FFA Members participate in and learn advanced career skills in 48 national proficiency areas that range from food science and technology and agricultural communications to wildlife management and production agriculture. Through 23 national career development events, FFA members are challenged by reallife, hands-on tests of skills that prepare them for career success.

More than 1,500 agricultural education students received FFA scholarships during the 2011-2012 school year. State convention held in Madison was a fun way for FFA members to spend time together and learn about different aspects of the FFA program. Pictured (L to R): Andi Bauch, Katrina Nyreen Dani Kuechle, Emma Mechtel, Rachel Mechtel and Johannah Feeney Every year the Shell Lake FFA has a Mother’s Day flower sale where we sell flowers to all of the students at school, and then we rely on our community members to wipe us out and take the remaining stock off our hands. This is a way to support our agricultural program, and we appreciate all those that come through our doors. We will again have lots of flowers and some vegetables like tomatoes for sale this year. See upcoming articles for details.

es seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,498 Rico and the Virgin Islands. college students. Seventy percent of FFA memmall towns and 10% live in urban and suburban


a well-rounded, practical approach to learning n, hands-on supervised agricultural experiences ies and tests students agricultural skills.


Every year during FFA week, FFA officers and members show their appreciation to the staff, faculty members and alumni members by preparing a delicious breakfast for them and socializing, showing that they care. Pictured are FFA members Maddy Dennis, Dani Kuechle, Bryan Knoop, Noah Skluzacek and Trevor Anderson preparing pancakes. This year’s breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20.

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The Shell Lake FFA would like to thank the following businesses for sponsoring our chapter in 2012. AAA Sports, Bear Paw, Wal-Mart, Lakeside Market, Shell Lake State Bank, Stellrecht’s Tractor Repair, Country Pride Co-op, Louie’s Finer Meats, Shell Lake Marine, Ace Hardware, Spooner Outlet, Potter’s Shed, Subway, Becky’s, Shell Lake Woodcrafters, Wolverine Tire and Auto, Lamperts, Nielsen’s Construction, Kwik Trip, Peggy’s Place, Dave and Walley’s, Spooner Laundry, Spooner Bakery, Lee’s Construction and Fox Creations. In addition, we would like to thank all staff members, community members and parents for helping our chapter succeed.




Spooner hosts WIAA Regional tournament

Baker, Hagberg and Johnson advance to sectional competition

SPOONER — On Saturday, Feb. 9, Spooner hosted the WIAA Regional tournament. The top team advanced to the team sectional on Tuesday night, Feb. 12, and the top two wrestlers from each weight class advance to the individual sectional to be held Saturday, Feb. 16, in Somerset. At 106, Blake Larson had a good year and finished his season in fourth place. At 113, Andy Mason gave the Spooner Rails his best over the past four years and ended his career in fourth place. At 120, Jadin Schwartz also ended the season in fourth place. At 126, Dustin Metzig had qualified for sectionals the previous year and had high hopes of returning again this year. Metzig wrestled hard but ended up in fourth place. At 132, Brandon Jepson wrestled well on Saturday and made some huge improvements throughout the season. He finished in third place on Saturday. At 138, Patrick Baker continued with his winning streak as he pinned his way into the finals. Baker was wrestling in a 3-2 match before his winning streak came to a stop after being caught and pinned in the third period. Baker will still advance to the sectional tournament on Saturday. Wrestling at 145, Tim Meister finished his freshman season in fifth place. At 152, Richard Lauterbach had also pinned his way into the finals. Lauterbach wrestled well and only lost to Rice Lake by a 4-0 score. Unfortunately, Lauterbach didn’t wrestle very well in the wrestle back and was pinned in the third period. This gave him a third place and took him out of the sectional tournament. At 160, Evan Silvis pinned his first opponent and then lost his next two matches giving him fourth place. “Evan wrestled very well this season, considering this was his first year of wrestling experience. We were very


i, this is Mr. Anderson, principal at Spooner Elementary School. We recently held parent/teacher conferences at SES, and again, I was impressed with the positive turnout from our parents. It is a proven fact that children are more successful in school when they are constantly supported by their parents. Parent/teacher conferences are a time to celebrate each child’s success and to communicate any areas in which the child can grow even further. Thank you parents for your continued support, and we always look forward to seeing you in your school. ••• The students at SES will be holding a Jump Rope for Heart campaign on Friday, Feb. 22. All proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. As a school philosophy, we continually teach and model what giving looks like, and that it is important to take care of others. We strive for academic excellence at SES, but we also understand that social skills and core values are also key components to a successful life. The children will be jumping rope for a great cause, and the chil-

Sophomore Richard Lauterbach almost had Jon Litersky of Ashland pinned in the second-place match but was himself pinned with only two seconds left in the match. – Photos by Larry Samson

proud to have Evan join the wrestling team for his senior year,” praised wrestling head coach Andrew Melton. At 170, Hunter Huth also finished his senior year in fourth place. Lucas Hagberg made it to the finals and won in overtime at 182. It was a very exciting match and one that gave all of the coaches some more gray hairs. With first place, Lucas earned his first trip to the sectional tournament. Jared Quenette, wrestling at 195, pinned his first opponent and then was pinned in the semifinals. Quenette answered right back and pinned his opponent for the third-place finish. Quenette earned a wrestle back for true second place but was unable to pick up the win against Austin Egge of Hayward. At 220, Zach Shutt wrestled well and came so close to making his first trip to sectionals. Shutt lost by a score of 3-0 in the semifinals match. He came back to pin his next opponent earning third place. Blake Johnson, wrestling at 285, earned a trip to sectionals after pinning his opponent in the finals. He qualified for sectionals after only wrestling for one season. This is his senior year and his only chance on Saturday to try to place in the top three in order to qualify for the WIAA State Tournament in Madison.

dren understand that their efforts will make a difference in someone’s life. ••• We continue to use technology in our classrooms at SES as we know that children need to expand their learning in this area. The teachers are facilitators of technology as the students explore and become experts with this learning tool. SES wants technology to be a part of learning that is used simultaneously in the classroom and not as a separate entity, or room, where students go for computer time. Technology is a reality, is engaging for students, and is a part of our society and future. We have to prepare our students for the constant changes in the area of technology and how to use this great tool in a safe and ethical manner. We are looking forward to what the future holds and the possibilities in this area. Thank you for taking time to read about Spooner Elementary School and please call the SES to set up a time to visit if you wish to see the great things that are happening at SES.

Jared Quenette pinned Justin Little of Northwestern to earn third place and an opportunity to wrestle back for second place. He fell short of his goal to advance to sectionals.

“As a team, I thought that we had wrestled very well in the first round. Overall in the second round we had a lot of matches that could have gone our way that did not. We made huge improvements this year but need to continue to work hard and improve for next season. We wrestled hard but came in second place behind Rice Lake,” commented Melton. Rice Lake will now advance to the team sectional on Tuesday night. Team scores Rice Lake..................................................................249.5 Spooner ....................................................................180.5 Barron.......................................................................172.5 Ashland....................................................................149.0 Hayward ..................................................................149.0 Northwestern .......................................................... 95.0 — from Spooner Athletic Department

RIGHT: Andy Mason finished his high school wrestling career with a fourth-place finish. While not an exceptional wrestler he was one of the hardest working wrestlers. He always showed up at practice and gave it his all. He never had excuses why he lost a match, and he was always happy when he won. He will take those values he learned in wrestling and apply them in life.

From the elementary principal • Chris Anderson

Kindergarten Afterschool Clubs begin in February

SPOONER — The Spooner Elementary High Five after-school program will open a kindergarten-age club Mondays through Thursdays, from 3:10 to 5 p.m. Alyssa Carlson and Michelle Simpson will take the lead. Offered during club times will be extension and enrichment of day school learnings, as well as smallgroup skills practice stations. The after-school focus is to provide enrichment activities where students apply knowledge and skills, stressed in school, to real-life experiences. Fun handson learning activities will bring new concepts to light or use old concepts in new ways. Such activities differ from methods used during day school, while including content connections and positive intergenerational

bonding in a safe, structured learning environment. Volunteers and tutors are also welcome to help boost reading and math skills in small group settings. Contact Karen if you would like more information. Registration brochures are available in the elementary school office and on the school Web site; check out for details or contact Karen Collins, Spooner Area Community Education coordinator, 715635-0243 or, for more information. Afterschool Clubs are sponsored by Spooner Area School District in collaboration with 21st Century Community Learning Center and Federal Improvement in Education grants. — from SASD


Blake Johnson earned first place in the 285-pound weight class. He will advance to the Division 2 Sectionals at Somerset on Saturday, Feb. 16. This is his first year wrestling and his first trip to sectionals.

Lucas Hagberg placed first in the 182-pound weight class and will advance to sectionals. He was tied 12-12 with Chris Wilmar of Ashland after three periods in the finals. With a takedown, Hagberg earned two points and the match. Spooner hosted the division regional on Saturday, Feb. 9.


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Shell Lake defeats Solon Springs

by Larry Samson Register staff writer SHELL LAKE — A big win over Solon Springs, 72-47, on Friday, Feb. 8, will help boost the Shell Lake girls basketball team’s ranking in the playoff bracket. Shell Lake will be in the northern regional. That regional will be made up of schools from the northern half of the Lakeland Conference and from schools in the West Indianhead Conference. In that conference, South Shore is the powerhouse with a 13-0 record followed by Drummond with a 10-5 record. Shell Lake started out the week by traveling to Grantsburg on Tuesday, Feb. 5, where they lost a close game, 59-53, to the Pirates. In that game, Shania Pokorny had an incredible 36 points. In the Solons Springs game, Pokorny had 21 points and shot 81 percent from the floor and at the free-throw line. With a season high, Hannah Cassel put up 17 points. Kayla Blazer is helping the team out in her last year as a Laker with 10 points. Shell Lake came out strong, taking a 25-5 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Shell Lake will host Clear Lake on Friday, Feb. 15, in a conference matchup. In their first matchup back in January, Shell Lake won 46-25. On Monday, Feb. 18, Shell Lake will host Spooner in what has been called the Coaches Challenge. It is a fundraiser for the Washburn County Relay For Life.

Katie Gronning with a jump shot under the basket. She put four points on the board for Shell Lake.

Kayla Blazer with a jump shot against Tylor Krues. Blazer had a good game against Solon Springs, putting up 10 points to help Shell Lake win 72-47 in their Friday, Feb. 8, nonconference matchup. – Photos by Larry Samson


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Sophomore Amy Bouchard with a jump shot.

Sheri Clark with a jump shot against Solon Springs defenders Tylor Krues and Rachel Grubbe.

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by Diane Dryden Register staff writer SPOONER - On a snowy first Wednesday meeting of the Spooner Chamber of Commerce, held at Jersey’s restaurant, a survey was taken after the initial meeting of those in the packed dining room who had time to stay in order to gather information on the strengths and needs of the health services in Spooner and the surrounding communities. Facilitator Arlene Anderson led the verbal survey for the National Rural Health Resource Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustaining and improving health care in rural communities, along with Grant Johnson, an intern for the organization and a student at the U of M in the master degree program for public health. All in all, the local health system came in with flying colors with a few concerns mentioned among the kudos. Some of the concerns expressed were improvements needed in the obstetrics department for both the mothers and the fathers. The crowding in the emergency room, the lack of parking which is even more limited when the helicopter needs part of the parking lot and services like radiation and chemo were voiced as well as a need for an assisted living facility in Spooner. The wait to see a specialist or in

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Arlene Anderson and Grant Johnson stopped by the Spooner Chamber of Commerce meeting in February to include them in one of four focus groups evaluating the pros and cons of the local health facility services. - Photo by Diane Dryden

some cases, their own doctors, was a concern. The group as a whole also mentioned how they would appreciate a few evening hours available by appointment for regular health services to avoid taking time off of work. On the flip side, there were many more

Ashland holds listening session on mining

by Danielle Kaeding Wisconsin Public Radio ASHLAND - More than 250 people came from all corners of the state and beyond, sharing stories. The vast majority came to speak out against the proposed legislation. Those who favor the legislation, like Perry Elsemore of Hurley, spoke about their neighbors living in poverty. “We need these jobs," he said. "We need to protect our ecosystems and our water, but I think everybody in this room believes that there’s a way to do that responsibly.” They spoke of family members and friends who moved away for work and the hope of a better life, like Frank Kostka of Ashland. “I’ve talked to probably 30 to 40 people who are working in North Dakota. And why are they there? Because of jobs.” Those opposed to the proposed changes spoke about their histories, cultures, identities, communities, and their

ties to the land and water, like Bad River Tribal Chairman Mike Wiggins. “You can’t kill our community and send the spirit of our water and everything up into the air and think that Wisconsin is going to be even because over here, some other place, might be growing.” They spoke about their future and what they want to leave behind for their children. Some are settling in for a fight if a mine is built in the Penokee Range. Some folks think that there will be some incredible unrest and people who will die for this. They say it's going to be one heck of a fight and this mine will not happen there. Just under 100 people spoke during the 10-hour listening session. Lawmakers in Madison are expected to vote on the legislation in the coming weeks. This story is revised from the original to point out that the majority of those in attendance were against the proposed changes in state mining laws.

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positives than negatives where this group of mainly young to middle aged chamber members was concerned. They liked the fact that the current health facility is so well wired, citing the Web site, My Health, as an example. They also appreciated the monthly health newsletter

Governor would let landowners run deer hunts on their property

by Chuck Quirmbach Wisconsin Public Radio WAUSAU - While speaking at a National Rifle Association event in Wausau Friday afternoon, Feb. 8, Gov. Scott Walker unveiled his state budget plans for changing deer hunting in Wisconsin. One of the more controversial proposals would allow landowners and hunting clubs to run hunts on their property after consulting with biologists from the DNR. Democratic state Rep. Brett Hulsey

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and the friendliness of all the staff. Older members of the chamber lauded the vast number of services available for people suffering from Alzheimer’s as well as programs for the caregivers. Included was a groundswell of compliments for both the ambulance service and the helicopter service. Both Anderson and Johnson conducted three more local surveys before compiling the answers to be presented to the Spooner Health System in March as they prepare for their strategic planning meeting. The other participants in the survey were the providers, or people within the system, the seniors and the patient and family advisory committee. Anderson encouraged anyone not receiving one of their 800 survey mailings, or those not involved in the four focus groups, to write a letter to the Spooner hospital with their opinions of what they think would make the health services better. “Because it was the Spooner health facility that contacted us to do the survey, we know they’re looking for as much input as they can get in order to make, or at least consider making, the changes that would best meet the community needs.

says he worries that deer diseases like CWD could spread in Wisconsin, while the state tries to attract more wealthy hunters. State officials say they have put in better controls to keep diseased deer out of the state. Walker says deer hunting is a big economic engine, and that his budget proposals make use of some of the recommendations offered by his whitetailed deer trustee, James Kroll. Kroll is sometimes called “Dr. Deer.”

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Barronett news flash! Gary and Bonnie Fogelberg became grandparents early Tuesday morning. Grandson Nolan Roy was born to Travis and Meg at about 3 a.m. on Feb. 5 at Sacred Heart in Eau Claire. He weighed in at 6 pounds 15 ounces, was 20 inches long and has a gob of blond hair. Of course, he’s about the cutest baby ever born, according to his grandparents. Mom and baby Nolan are doing fine. Grandpa and Grandma plan on doing some traveling to keep tabs on him. Grandpa and Grandma are going to make sure he gets a life jacket right away so he can go fishing. Bonnie added that being a grandma is great. Congratulations to the entire family on their new little bundle of joy. The Barronett Dragons 4-H Club will be presenting a play, “The Bottle of Joy,” at the Barronett Community Center on Friday, Feb. 22. Before the play, starting at 5 p.m., members of the civic club will be hosting a pancake and french toast supper. The play will start at 7 p.m. I don’t know if you have attended any of the plays that the Dragons have put on, but I can tell you, those kids are really good actors. The plays are pretty funny, and the audience is in stitches most of the time. I certainly hope you can join us for a fun family outing. The Straw family, Marvin, Mandy, Morgan and Marshall, had a really wonderful time this past week. They traveled to Wisconsin Dells on Wednesday for a threeday vacation at Chula Vista water park. They had a fantastic time playing on the water slides, etc. They came home in time to try their hand at ice fishing at the Cumberland Beaver Dam Lake ice-fishing contest. Well, 6year-old Marshall Straw showed some of the older guys how a skillful fisherman does things. He won a 10-inch Eskimo ice auger by taking sixth place in the contest with a 2-pound, 13-1/2-ounce northern. Needless to say, he was thrilled. His sister, Morgan, is pretty good at fishing herself. She won a new ice-fishing jig pole by catching a nice northern. Marvin said the whole family had a great time.

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by Mary B. Olsen There is nothing that warms the heart more than a heartfelt letter even if it arrives at your snow-covered mailbox in the middle of winter. A dear little valentine. We have to consider the arrival of Valentine’s Day a gift of love. There may not have been any acknowledgement of this special day if it had not been for the greeting-card industry. We can ask, “What came first; was it the valentine or was it the postal service?” Actually, we really know that they had valentines in other lands before we had mail service. The celebration of the day goes way back. Some of these old valentines are funny. They kindle the old-fashioned humor, of the family viewing variety. Those I have seen from the old days are sort of like cartoons, with little characters and the written messages may be a kind of word play or an ordinary message of love. Cute. Maybe. They are aiming for a rather bland purchaser, a liker, not a lover. Then there are the really tender and sweet love valentines for the lover. This is where you see the lace trim and ribbons and when you open them you find the message is one of true love. Bluebirds sing of love and little cherubs float on them like butterflies, and some even have butterflies. For many people it is very difficult to express love. A nicely worded valentine message will do the trick. It is possible that the gentleman is reluctant to speak of love to the lady, and he can send her a valentine instead. I guess that is why I have always had a love for valentines. Candy or flowers are great, but the valentine message is really the main thing here. Come right out and say it or give her a valentine. Some of the most memorable for me and the nicest valentines, or gifts expressing love, were not really valentines. I remember a heart-shaped cake, with the message “Happy Valentine’s Day” written in red on white frosting. One time I was given a green sprig of princess pine, with the person’s remark, “Don’t say I didn’t ever give you anything.” Not exactly romantic, but a sort of funny valentine. It is a memory I treasure. Our memories shape who we are today. Mine is filled with a sweet mixture, like a deck of valentine cards. Hearts and flowers, forget-me-nots and roses and violets. Somewhere in my memory bank I have stored the perfumes of days gone by, the cheap Blue Waltz and Chanel No. 5, and the music, as well. If valentines are messages of love, then nature’s gifts are valentines. When I see the rabbit tracks in the snow I can get the message, like a preview of the next movie, baby bunnies are coming soon. There may be a covering of snow on the ground, but the earth is in an expectant mode, at rest. Nature is promising, in many ways, that this cold season will pass and then we will have new growth. We may not see it, but love is making the world go round.


Lucas and Logan Ames, sons of Rambo and Jenny, celebrated their birthdays with a barnyard bash on Feb. 2. Lucas’ birthday is Feb. 6 and he is now 5 years old. Logan’s birthday is Feb. 3, and he is now 3, golden birthday for Logan. There were about 25 family members and friends to help the boys celebrate. They went sledding and played games, ate lots of good food, and watched fireworks. The boys, and all their guests, had a wonderful time. Desirae Anderson, daughter of Rob and Justina, celebrated a birthday this past week, too. Desirae just turned 2 years old on Feb. 8. Her party was on Saturday, Feb. 9. In addition to her mom and dad and sister Bridgette, guests included: Rob’s parents, Debbie and Robert and their daughter, Melissa, and her family; Leonard and Marilyn Lang; and Don and Sandy Albee. There were lots of helium balloons to play with, and the guests ate sloppy joes and cherry chip cake and ice cream. Rob has been teaching the girls to tell people how old they are and where they live, but Desirae hasn’t quite got the hang of it yet. When guests asked her where she lived, she said, “Two.” And, when they asked how old she is, she said, “Barronett.” How cute is that. Sandy said that Desirae was just enchanting and had a wonderful time opening her gifts and playing with her guests. Walter Bell will be celebrating another birthday soon, too. Walter has been around a lot longer that the little ones that I just told you about, but he still loves his birthday. There will be a party for him at Red Brick Cafe here in Barronett on Saturday, Feb. 23, after Deb closes for business at 2 p.m. I asked Walter’s son, Terry, if he was baking the cake, and he said “indirectly.” That might be for the best. Leave the really important jobs for the professionals. Anyway, I really hope you can stop by the cafe and wish Walter a very happy birthday. There are a lot of birthdays going around in February. Alyse Lehmann had a birthday Feb. 5; Robin

This is the time to plan ahead for the coming spring. Words of encouragement are in order. Keep in mind that when the winter trail gets rough you have to stay in the saddle. Take time to acknowledge a job well done with a pat on the back, and remember that a big hug is welcome. And with a bigger smile of appreciation. Have yourself a happy Valentine’s Day. May the loving spirit of Valentine’s Day Fill your heart with love and joy And send you messages of love, Sentimental verses in a poetic way. May those you love surround you To share and cherish this Valentine’s Day.

Theese, Feb. 10; Miriah Lehmann, Feb. 11; Leroy Orth and Cassie Renslow are both on Feb. 12; Randy Lehmann, Feb. 16; Suzy Lehmann and Debbie Pieper, Feb. 18; David Mortensen, Feb. 19; and Ruth Holmes and Richard Pieper’s are both on Feb. 26; and, of course, Walter Bell’s is on Feb. 28. Happy birthday everyone! My poor son, Jerry Marsh, has two absolutely dropdead gorgeous daughters. He was on Facebook a couple of days ago, and saw that his oldest, Sanara, is now in a relationship with a guy named Thomas. Jerry posted on her wall that he was sorry it took him so long to respond to that, but that he had been busy cleaning his guns. “And, by the way,” he asked, “Who’s this kid, Thomas.” If you’re a country/western music fan you probably know the “cleaning my guns” song. The girls tease Jerry about that being his theme song. Can’t say as I blame him. Sanara is going to college in Massachusetts, and I called to see how she was surviving the big storm. She said they were having fun being snowed in, and that they hadn’t lost electricity so they were nice and cozy. They also have a dining hall right in the dorm so they weren’t going to go hungry. I guess I don’t have to worry about her. Kids are pretty resilient. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you, I did have cataract surgery last Tuesday, right at the Cumberland hospital. Dr. Lang comes down from Eau Claire every week to see patients here. Anyway, while I was waiting for surgery, guess who I was talking to? Mary Thompson. She was scheduled for the same surgery right after me. We both had to be in the next day to see Dr. Lang for postop stuff, and had a nice chat, and then, when I left the doctor’s office, guess who I ran into at the Red Brick? You guessed it, Mary. Anyway, both she and I are doing great. Dr. Lang is such a good surgeon that I can hardly tell I just had surgery so it’s hard to remember not to lift, etc., but I’m doing my best to follow instructions. I have to mention, once again, how much I appreciate the care I get at Cumberland. I don’t think you could find more caring professionals anywhere else. Thanks, everyone, for making a hospital visit so pleasant. I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Hope we see you at the spaghetti supper and Ash Wednesday service at Barronett Lutheran. Oh, by the way, there is a sign-up sheet in the back of the church if you would like to volunteer to bring in a lunch for our Wednesday night Lenten services. See you later.


A son, Nolan Roy, was born Feb. 5, 2013, to Megan Steeves and Travis Fogelberg, Eau Claire. Nolan weighed 6 lbs., 15 oz. Paternal grandparents are Gary and Bonnie Fogelberg, Barronett. Maternal grandparents are Tara Jensen, Eau Claire, and Dale Steeves, Eau Claire, Mondovi. — submitted

Dewey-LaFollette by Karen Mangelsen

Sympathy is extended to Gerry and Lawrence Hines and families due to the death of their aunt, Tressa (Erickson) Miller. She was 93. Karen Mangelsen called on Beverly Brunclik Monday morning. Donna Hines visited Inez and Arvid Pearson Wednesday morning. Clam River Tuesday Club met Feb. 6 at the home of Judy Leonard. Special visitors at the meeting were Kathy Stoylen and Mary Andrea. Nina and Lawrence Hines visited John and Diana Mangelsen Thursday and had supper there. Sarah McCarty and Lida Nordquist were Thursday

evening visitors of Gerry and Donna Hines. Hank and Karen Mangelsen went to Circle Pines Saturday and visited Nick and Esther Mangelsen. They went out to eat to celebrate Esther’s birthday. Sunday visitors of Lida Nordquist were Lawrence and Nina Hines and Karen and Hank Mangelsen.

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Norma Louise Anderson passed away Feb. 9, 2013, at Our House Senior Living in Rice Lake with her husband of 63 years at her side. Norma is survived by husband Gene; children, Richard (Barb) Anderson, Spooner, David (Laura) Anderson, Appleton, and Laura (Keith) Stone, Chesapeake, Va.; grandchildren, Nathan (Val) Anderson, Cumberland, Jay (Shannon) Anderson, Shell Lake, Richelle (Jeff) Hanson, Barronett, Lauren Anderson, Appleton, Brian Pine, Chesapeake, Va., Alec Pine, Chesapeake, Va., Caitlyn Pine, Chesapeake, Va., and Ben Anderson, Appleton; great-grandchildren Emmalee Statz, Shell Lake, Luke Anderson, Cumberland, Emme Anderson, Cumberland, Bailee Hanson, Barronett, Payton Anderson, Shell Lake, Makenna Anderson, Shell Lake, and Cade Hanson, Barronett; sisters, Elaine Kruger, Spooner, Lois (Darrell) Courter, Fort Myers Fla., Linda


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Kathie Ann Barfknecht, 65, Portage, died on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at her residence. She was born Dec. 18, 1947, in Shell Lake. Kathie grew up in the Shell Lake area and moved to Portage in 1979, where she was employed by Ray O Vac. She was an avid Packer fan as well as a great companion to her three fuzzy friends, Mama, Nuisance and Black Rat. In her younger years, Kathie enjoyed ceramics, crocheting and knitting. Survivors include her children, Robyn Poulson, Baraboo, Dawn Poulson, Isanti, Minn., and Michael (Christine) Barfknecht, Montello; grandchildren, Timothy, Krystle, Michelle, Nathan, Victoria, Shawn and Hallie; siblings, Kenneth (Carlyn) Utt, Montello, Linda (Conrad) Beckstrom, Las Vegas, Nev., Thomas (Sherry) Weston, Menasha, Debbie Velasquez, Waukesha, and Penny (Steven) Fredrick, East Troy; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Shirley and Marv Volkmann; and nephews, Ronny Utt and Adam Weston. A memorial visitation was held Feb. 9 at the Picha Funeral Home, Portage. The Picha Funeral Home, Portage, was entrusted with arrangements. Charles George Donatell, 70, Spooner, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, Minn. Charles “Chuck” Donatell was born Dec. 16, 1942, in Spooner, to George and Betty (Pauley) Donatell. He graduated from Cumberland High School in 1960. In 1961, Chuck was united in marriage to Carla Erickson at the Shell Lake Methodist Church and they had four children. He received his teaching degree from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point in 1968. Chuck taught junior high science and math in Pittsville, Madison and Stoughton. In 1972, Chuck became the property manager for Crystal Brook Properties where he worked for 31 years. Chuck was also a substitute teacher for Spooner Schools and was a favorite amongst the students. In 2002, Chuck and Carla moved into town where he enjoyed his retirement years. Chuck was an avid outdoorsman and looked forward to every deer season. He loved his naps, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, iced tea, and a good movie, “Titanic” being his all-time favorite. He also enjoyed the endless visits from the grandkids and their friends, whom he loved to poke fun at, and he liked to visit with friends and neighbors. He loved his family dearly and we will all miss his love and words of wisdom. Chuck is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Carla; his loving children, Lorri (Steve) Hubin, Tony (Sara) Donatell, Darci (Zeppi) Chido and Traci DePolis; grandchildren Jessica, Dexter, Meredith, Teanna, Jenna, Jamie, Adrianna and Michael; sisters Betty Donatell and Barb Grove; and his brother, Alan Donatell. A private family service will be held on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Dahl Funeral Home. The service will be officiated by Dale Jacobson with music by Greta Linton and Dale Jacobson. Online condolences may be offered at The Dahl Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements.

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Monday, Feb. 18: No meals, Presidents Day. Tuesday, Feb. 19: Salisbury steak, baby red potatoes, stewed tomatoes, ice cream, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Wednesday, Feb. 20: Fish, herbed couscous, frenchcut beans, strawberry rhubarb pie, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Thursday, Feb. 21: Beef tips and mushrooms over egg noodles, buttered carrots, fresh pear, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Friday, Feb. 22: Bean soup, cheese sandwich, crackers, fruit juice, pineapple chunks, milk, coffee. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Call 715-468-4750.


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.

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


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.

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St. Joseph's Catholic

(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.


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.

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.

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

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

United Methodist

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

(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

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

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



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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.

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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.


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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’s ministries: 6:30 p.m.


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by Pauline Lawrence

About 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning, we got sleet and then it started snowing. We didn’t get the 33 inches as some places out east did. I guess I did my birthdays and anniversaries last week so I’ll move on. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Chuck Donatell, 70, who passed away recently. A service for his immediate family and relatives will be Friday at Dahl

Funeral Home. Phyllis Rath called to tell us her sister, Rosalie, died Feb. 1 in her sleep. She lived in Turtle Lake but was by her daughter in Texas when she passed away. They will have a family gathering in the spring. Phyllis will miss her very much as it was her last sister. The benefit for Pattie and Rich Feeney and children Johanna, Allysha and Richy was held at the Shell Lake

Community Center on Saturday evening. In addition to the paddle game, other games were played. I won a breakfast basket from the Pederson families. Sue Pederson made it and it even had a George Foreman grill for waffles. Noah Lauterbach was so cute as he wanted a wood duck I think from Ducks Unlimited. He was trying to get enough money to buy it. Well, he bid $1 more

We have been having a good share of our snow lately. It doesn’t seem to curb any of the activities around our area. Saturday there were races on Shell Lake. It looked like a good crowd. Our sympathy to the family of Chuck Donatell, Spooner, who passed away on Friday. He was married to Carla Erickson of the Timberland area. They had four children and a lot of grandchildren along with so many friends. The funeral services will be held at Dahl Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 15, with visitation before the services. Our prayers are with the family. We celebrated Cy Willette’s 101st birthday on Friday, Feb. 8, here at Glenview. Happy birthday to you Cy!

Last Tuesday, Charlotte Thompson came here to show us her collection of old valentines that have been in the Elliott family. It is always good to see her. Happy birthday to our nurse here at Glenview, Betty Graf. She celebrated her birthday on Sunday, Feb. 10. I didn’t ask her how old she was. That’s confidential! Lillian Ullom enjoyed the annual sliding party held at Patti and Dewey Butterfield’s on Saturday. They had about 40 people young and old show up and have fun. Lillian Ullom and Margaret Jones made their visiting rounds at the nursing homes on Sunday. Mavis Flach reported she got word of the passing of Kathy Barfknecht, 65, Portage. She was the daughter

of Shirley (Heistercamp) Volkman (Marvin) who lived and grew up in the Shell Lake area. Shirley and Mavis are cousins. On Saturday, Mavis and Roger went to Grantsburg to watch granddaughter Maddy Flach play basketball. Aren’t grandchildren great? I think they keep us young. Saturday morning Tim and Sue Pederson of Amherst, daughter Megan and friend Dustin, and Stephanie and her fiance, Cory, of Eau Claire, all stopped by to visit me before attending the Rich and Patti Feeney family benefit that was held at the Shell Lake Community Center and was sponsored by the local FFA and alumni. The Feeneys lost their home to fire in January. The fundraiser had a good crowd in spite of the weather and other doings. Sue Pederson is a sister of Patti. On Sunday afternoon, Kim Odden came here to take his mom, Jean Odden, and myself to Cumberland to help Abner Odden, my brother, celebrate his 97th birthday at the Regency Apartments where Abner lives. His daughters, Judy, of California and Barb of Denver, along with his son, Gary, and wife Loretta gave the party. Judy and Barb left for home on Monday. Birthday greetings Abner! Rare indeed is the THEperson who acquires wisdom when he’s young enough to really need it.

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than me, and I was doing my best to get that duck for Noah. When he got the duck he cradled it like a little baby and was a kissing it. He was so thrilled to get that duck. It was a fun event and everyone said it was great to attend. The Feeneys are living at the Lake Park Alliance Church house for now. You know it’s too early for skunks to be out, isn’t it? Well, the night of Thursday, Feb. 7, I woke up and I smelled skunk in the house. Yes, and the smell stayed around for a while. Saturday, I found Carl and Betty Meister headed for Fall Creek to watch their grandson, Ryan, play. Ryan is very tall and I figured with his weight they would win. But they didn’t. Ryan is 6’9.” Really tall! Connie Quam was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital and there they put in a stent. She was back playing the piano for the Lakeview Methodist Church on Sunday. Glad to know you’re doing well, Connie. Keep it up. Saturday evening I talked to Marie Lawrence. She is having sinus problems. Bob at this time has been doing a lot of fishing. Please keep Sandy and Bernard Redding in your thoughts and prayers as they face health issues. Claude McCarty will be at Terraceview Living Center in Shell Lake for a few weeks. The Valentine’s Day party at Lakeview Methodist Church has been canceled due to sewer problems. Hear tell someone swept out the outhouse for now. Ah well, I grew up in the (Feb. 13, 20, 27) time when we used the STATE OF WISCONSIN outhouses and it hasn’t CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY killed me yet. Who is living in the for- Bank of America, N.A. as mer Carl Brandberg servicer for The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of house? Am told they have New York as Trustee for the hounds. Speaking of Certificate Holders CWALT, Inc. hounds, I hear quite a few Alternative Loan Trust 2005coyotes have been shot, 65CB Mortgage Pass-Through but they shoot a lot, and Certificates, Series 2005-65CB Plaintiff then there’s more. vs. Marv Knoop tells us he’s SUSAN R. GRENA, et al. Defendant(s) keeping the home fires Case No: 12 CV 7 going and keepin’ his feet AMENDED warm. A number of fisherNOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE men have been down PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that fishin’ and hear the northby virtue of a judgment of foreerns are biting. closure entered on August 22, Get-well wishes go out 2012, in the amount of to Cecil and Evelyn Melton $286,322.28, the Sheriff will sell who both have colds. the described premises at public auction as follows: They’re staying home and TIME: March 13, 2013, at 10:00 resting, which is great. a.m. Jim Toll tells us his sister, TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is Tam Toll, who broke her consenting to be bound by the wrist awhile back, had it following terms: X-rayed and it’s all lining 1.) 10% down in cash or monup. She’s getting along ey order at the time of sale; well. Marilyn Toll was balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failbrought home to her place ure to pay balance due will in Minnesota by her son, result in forfeit of deposit to Terry Toll. Medication that plaintiff. she was taking for an in2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumfection was making her ill.


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brances. 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: Part of Lots 6, 7, 8 & 9, Block 2 Rockford Park described as Lot 6 of Certified Survey Map #2396 recorded in Volume 10, Page 118, as Document No. 255687, Washburn County, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: W2672 Rockford Road, Sarona, WI 54870. TAX KEY NO.: 65-028-2-38-1124-5-15-602-510500. Dated this 4th day of February, 2013. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Dustin A. McMahon Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1086857 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 2496650 577602 WNAXLP


Beth Crosby tells us two weeks ago, she, Garry and Tom attended the NFO convention in Kansas City. The Crosbys were in Texas to visit Glen and Lorraine Crosby. Jerry and Donna Melin were there also. Garry recently did some work at Ames, Iowa. The Crosbys were home Thursday for Isaac’s sixth birthday party at his folks, Tom and Sunshine. Chad and Ashley Crosby and Chase and Morgan were home for the weekend and joined in with Shorty and Melissa Crosby, Tyler and Katie Ann. Tom had just gotten everything together for the ice-fishing contest for the kids who are in the show and sale. This will be held Saturday, Feb. 23.



Notice is hereby given that a Spring Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at the Sarona Town Hall. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. On the ballot will be choices for Justice of the Supreme Court and a Rice Lake Area School District Referendum. The polling place is accessible to elderly and disabled voters. A public test of electronic voting equipment will be conducted on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the town hall. 577856 26r WNAXLP Victoria Lombard, Clerk


Notice is hereby given that a primary for nonpartisan office will be held at City Hall, 501 First Street, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Polls will be open at 7 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m. and are accessible to elderly and disabled voters. Primary for Justice of the Supreme Court. Bradley A. Pederson City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer 577874 26r WNAXLP

The snow we received made the trees beautiful with every branch outlined with the snow. They were so perfect. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!



Washburn County is accepting applications for a Full-time Aging Director/ADRC Supervisor. The position is responsible for the administration, management, supervision, fiscal planning, implementation/ overview of programs, and leadership of personnel and programs for the Unit on Aging and ADRC to assure compliance with county, state and federal regulations and mandates. Other examples of duties include: supervision of nutrition, transportation, supportive programs, public benefits, information, assistance and referral services for persons with disabilities ages 18-59 and persons sixty years and older within Washburn County. Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field; three- to five-years’ supervisory experience; or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. A valid Wisconsin driver’s license is also required. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits. Download an employment application and a position description from the County Web site at or contact the Washburn County Personnel Department, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871, 715-468-4624, fax 715-4684628. Resumes will be accepted, but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., 577889 26-27r March 15, 2013. E.O.E.


OFFICE OF THE WASHBURN COUNTY CLERK TO THE ELECTORS OF WASHBURN COUNTY: Notice is hereby given of a spring primary election to be held in the municipalities of Washburn County on the 19th day of February, 2013, at which the nominees for the office of STATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT shall be chosen. The names of the candidates for each office, whose nominations have been certified to or filed in this office, are given under the title of the office in the sample ballot below. INFORMATION TO ELECTORS Upon entering the polling place, an elector shall state his or her name and address and sign the poll book before being permitted to vote. Where ballots are distributed to electors, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot. Upon being permitted to vote, the elector shall retire alone to a voting booth and cast his or her ballot except that an elector who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by the elector’s minor child or minor ward. An election official may inform the elector of the proper manner for casting a vote, but the official may not in any manner advise or indicate a particular voting choice. At the spring primary election, where paper ballots are used, the elector shall make a cross (X) in the square next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the elector shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote. Where touch screen voting systems are used, the elector shall touch the screen next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the elector shall type in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote.

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The vote should not be cast in any other manner. Not more than five minutes’ time shall be allowed inside a voting booth. Sample ballots or other materials to assist the elector in casting his or her vote may be taken into the booth and copied. The sample ballot shall not be shown to anyone so as to reveal how the ballot is marked. If the elector spoils a paper ballot, he or she shall return it to an election official who shall issue another ballot in its place, but not more than three ballots shall be issued to any one elector. If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the elector shall return it to the election official, who shall issue a proper ballot in its place. After casting his or her vote, the elector shall leave the voting booth, properly deposit the ballot and promptly leave the polling place. The elector may spoil a touch screen ballot at the voting station before the ballot is cast. After an official paper ballot is marked, it shall be folded so the inside marks do not show, but so the printed endorsements and inspectors’ initials on the outside do show. The elector shall leave the booth, deposit the ballot in the ballot box, or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit, and shall leave the polling place promptly. After an official touch screen ballot is cast, the elector shall leave the polling place promptly. An elector may select an individual to assist in casting his or her vote if the elector declares to the presiding official that he or she is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing or understanding English or that due to disability is unable to cast his or her ballot. The selected individual rendering assistance may not be the elector’s employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the elector. The following is a sample of the official ballot:

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There will be a public testing of the voting equipment on Friday, February 15, 2013, at 9 a.m. at the clerk’s home. Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk 577854 26r WNAXLP Town of Bashaw

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Washburn County is seeking applicants for male/female LTE 911 Dispatcher/Jailers. Flexible PT hours. Requirements include HS grad or equivalent, clerical training and knowledge of Windows/computers. Previous dispatcher/guard or law enforcement, criminology or corrections training/exp. preferred. Future FT positions probable. Starting $15.19/hour. State Dispatcher/Jailer test and Personnel Evaluation Profile exams to be completed at the Washburn County Courthouse Lower-Level Law Enforcement meeting room in Shell Lake. WI. Applications may be downloaded from the County Web site at or by contacting the Washburn County Administration Office at P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871. Tel.: 715468-4624; Fax: 715-468-4628. Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received 577721 26-27r by 4:30 Friday, March 1, 2013. E.O.E.


The City of Shell Lake is seeking applicants for the following two categories to implement its Invasive Species Plan. It is anticipated that the positions will start in April/May and end in October 2013. The positions will work approximately 32 hrs./ wk. and will include both weekends and holidays. Ability to work with the public and knowledge of computers is a key part of both positions. Invasive Species Coordinator: Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Supervising and scheduling both paid and volunteer boat inspectors, recruiting volunteers, training all workers to properly carry out their duties, inspect watercraft, manage the launch permit system, prepare a biweekly report of all activities to be used for educational purposes, assure all workers maintain proper forms, maintain a computer spreadsheet which includes the DNR database, etc. Salary is $11.24 per hour. Supervisory experience is a plus. Some college classes in taxonomy preferred. Invasive Species Inspectors: Primary responsibilities include inspecting watercraft at Shell Lake and Round Lake landings, removing and disposing of debris, collecting and recording information on an iPod, educating the public and collecting the launch fee. Salary is $8.47 per hour. Some courses on aquatic invasive species preferred. Physical requirements: Positions require stooping, bending and inspecting the underside of boats/trailers. Applications can be picked up at City Hall or obtained by calling 715-468-7679. Closing date for applications to City Hall is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2013. 577430 25-26r EOE

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Washburn County is seeking applicants for a full-time EntryLevel Mechanic with the highway department. To request an application or further information, please contact the Washburn County Personnel Department, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871, 715-468-4624 or go to Resumes will be accepted, but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., 577888 26-28r March 21, 2013. E.O.E.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SHELL LAKE CO-OP LIVESTOCK SHIPPING ASSOC. You Are Hereby Notified That The Annual Meeting Of The Shell Lake Co-Op Livestock Shipping Assoc., Shell Lake, WI, Will Be Held On Saturday, February 23, 2012, 1:30 p.m. At The Shell Lake Primary School For The Transaction Of Any Business That May Properly Come Before This Meeting There will be an election of two board members. Dated: February 6, 2013 577795 26-27rp Mark Thompson, President NOTICE OF ELECTION TOWN OF BARRONETT

Notice is hereby given that the Primary Election for: Judicial will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at the Barronett Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Road, Shell Lake, WI 54871. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you have any questions concerning the polling place, contact the Town Clerk. Patricia A. Parker N602 Lehman Lake Road Barronett, WI 54871 577601 26r 715-468-2846 WNAXLP The polling place is accessible to elderly and disabled voters.


At the election to be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, in the Town of Bashaw, the following polling place locations will be used for the wards indicated: Location Wards Bashaw Town Hall 1, 2 & 3 577855 26r N3410 Sawyer Creek Rd WNAXLP Shell Lake, WI 54871 ALL POLLING PLACES WILL OPEN AT 7:00 A.M. AND WILL CLOSE AT 8:00 P.M. If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk: Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk, W8885 County Hwy. B, Shell Lake, WI 54871, 715-468-7525. All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.

(February 6, 13, 20) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY OneWest Bank, FSB Plaintiff vs. ESTATE OF TERRY T. FISCHER, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 11 CV 87 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on February 17, 2012, in the amount of $130,625.54, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: March 6, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following terms: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: That part of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 and that part of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, lying South and West of the blacktop road, in Section 17, Township 39 North of Range 11 West, in the Town of Crystal, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N6305 10th St., Spooner, WI 54801. TAX KEY NO.: 65-018-2-39-1117-3 02-000-001010. Dated this 22nd day of January, 2013. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Dustin A. McMahon Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1086857 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 2461396 577195 WNAXLP

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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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Shell Lake hosts Division 3 Regional tournament

Northwood wrestler Brandon Wilcox with a pin over Cumberland wrestler Taylor Pease. Wilcox took first place in the 105pound weight class and will advance to the Independence sectionals at Osseo-Fairchild High School on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Cody Mayer with a pin over Kelly Nathan of Clear Lake. Mayer took fourth place in the 285-pounds weight class at the Shell Lake Regional held Saturday, Feb. 9. Only the top two places advance to sectionals.

Beau Skluzacek with a 13-0 decision over Gage Boerum of Cameron. Skluzacek took third place in the 145-pound weight class.

Lakonian yearbook now available

SHELL LAKE — The 2012-2013 Lakonian yearbook is now available. The Lakonian is available at a special price through Monday, Feb. 18. The price will increase Feb. 19. Remember that preorders guarantee you receiving your yearbook before graduation. For the first time, Shell Lake yearbooks are available

to purchase online. To make an online purchase, please go to the school Web site, and click on the for community link. The Walsworth Yearbook icon is on the main page with a link to order just below. — from Shell Lake Schools

Students of the month

LEFT: Shell Lake High School January Students of the Month are (L to R): Lindsey Martin, Wyatt Bauch, Jessica Buehler and Carissa Forsythe. RIGHT: Shell Lake Junior High Students of the Month for January are (L to R): Cassidy Schroeder and Julia Pokorny. — Photo submitted

SHELL LAKE — Shell Lake Students of the Month for January were named Monday, Feb. 4. Receiving recognition were: Carissa Forsythe, senior, the daughter of Bob and Laurine Forsythe. Her favorite subjects are anything with Mrs. Berlin and some with Mr. Pollei and ag mechanics. Her involvement in school includes helping with junior high basketball and filming for high school girls varsity basketball. She enjoys basketball, taking walks, working and having friends over. “I feel honored that I have gotten the privilege of getting student of the month at Shell Lake High School. I was up against some very tough competition this year and throughout high school. I really appreciate all the staff who have voted, and I thank you very much. I thank everybody else who donates and gives us these rewards. Thank you very much. I will miss getting students of the month since I’m going to be graduating. Jessica Buehler, junior, is the exchange student daughter of Melissa and Shane Williams. Her favorite subjects are art and gym. She is involved in volleyball, basketball and track. She enjoys snowboarding. “I feel good about being chosen as the student of the month, and I am happy about it that they think I am hardworking and respectful and all of that.” Wyatt Bauch, sophomore, is the son of Tammy Hopke and Randee Bauch. His favorite subjects are science, computer classes and history. He is a member of FFA. He enjoys swimming and playing video games.

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“I am happy and I think my parents would be proud because I am the only one of my family to get it. I am happy to get it. I was nominated twice but did not get it.” Lindsey Martin, freshman, is the daughter of Peter and Kimberly Martin. Her favorite classes are geometry and gym. She participates in cross country, track, science olympiad and weightlifting. She enjoys running and dance. “I feel honored to be chosen as student of the month. It feels good to be recognized for being a good student.” Cassidy Schroeder, eighth grade, is the daughter of Tiffany and Jason Schroeder. Her favorite classes are math and phy ed. She is involved in basketball, softball, volleyball, student council, band and track. She enjoys going to the beach, sledding and hanging out with friends. To explain how she feels about being named student of the month, the reply was, “I feel kind of special. It tells me that I have been doing a good job with schoolwork and respect. It’s just kind of a recognition to tell me that I am doing a good job. Thanks!” Julia Pokorny, seventh grade, is the daughter of Naomi Keenan and Norm Pokorny. Her favorite classes are gym, math and social studies. She enjoys band, softball, track, basketball and volleyball and going to games. She likes to fish, hunt, cook and bake. “It feels really good to know that teachers appreciate my actions. It also makes me feel good about my actions being good.” — from Shell Lake Schools

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Noah Skluzacek with a pin over Andrew Widiker of Cameron. Skluzacek took fourth place in the 138-pound weight class. – Photos by Larry Samson

Elementary honor roll

Second quarter A honor roll

Sixth grade Payton Anderson, Ashley Clark, Alexis DeLadi, Taylor Eiche, Madelynn Flach, Heidi Fredrickson, Breanna Green, CeCilia Harrington, Erick Haynes, Jordan Herzog, McLain Hutton. Natalie Jury, Sydney Kidder, Alecia Knoop, Morgan Krueger, Andrew Martin, Anna Mikula, Breeana Monson, Daniel Nielsen, Carly Osborn, Gene Quam, Luke Savas, Sydney Schunck, Cassie Skattebo, Molly Slater, Savannah Steines, Sam Symond, Eva Todd, Nicholas Udovich and Opal Warren. Fifth grade Michael Allar, Megan Anderson, Jordan Aronson, Julia Balser, Jeremy Bouchard, Dylan Eggert, Ty Ellanson, Christian Johnson, Nick Kraetke, Ben McNulty, Cassidy Mehsikomer, Tayla Lundberg, Rachel Milton, Camryn Nasman, Brady Nielsen, Abigail Smith, Ashtyn Smith, Seth Symond, Jaclyn Taylor and Joseph Uchytil. B honor roll

Sixth grade Keolani Baumgart, Jordan Dougard, Brook Kidder, Carter Lawrence, Emily Lloyd, Kayla McCarthy, Ellie Nelson, Vishav Monga, Keara Olsen, Breanna Nyreen, Rachel Swan and Sean Wells. Fifth grade Matthew Allar, Cole Beecroft, Trinity Campbell, Heidi Dougard, Tyler Green, Jordan Hutchinson, Zachary Irvine, Adessa Jenkins, John Kidder, Natalie LaVeau, Alan Leckel, Graydon Lesneski, Katey Melton, Jasper McCracken, Juliana Nelson, Anna Melton, Emily Milton and Jakala Paffel.

School menus

Breakfast Monday, Feb. 18: No school. Tuesday, Feb. 19: Fruit, sausage patty, French toast. Wednesday, Feb. 20: Juice, cheese omelet, toast. Thursday, Feb. 21: Breakfast pizza, juice. Friday, Feb. 22: Juice, yogurt or cereal, toast. Lunch Monday, Feb. 18: No school. Tuesday, Feb. 19: Sandwich bar, fresh veggies, fresh fruit. Wednesday, Feb. 20: Pepperoni pizza, fresh veggies, fresh fruit. Thursday, Feb. 21: Hot dog, baked beans, coleslaw, fresh veggies, fresh fruit. Friday, Feb. 22: Lasagna, beets, green beans, fresh fruit, bread stick. Breakfast served each day for K-12 students.

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Shell Lake Junior High Solo and Ensemble Results

Linden Nelson earned a first with his Class B baritone solo. He and students from the Lakeland Conference performed at the Lakeland Conference Music Solo Ensemble held Monday, Feb. 4, at Shell Lake.

Emily Jones earned a first with her Class C alto solo.

Joe Fitzgerald is giving pointers to Lanae Paulson after her Class B clarinet solo. Fitzgerald, a former Spooner Schools teacher, has judged over 140 solo ensemble events. It is the teacher in him that comes out when he works with the young musicians. – Photos by Larry Samson

SHELL LAKE — Shell Lake Schools hosted the Lakeland Conference Solo and Ensemble on Monday, Feb. 4. The following are the results for Shell Lake students: Sean Heckel and Noah Haines, Class C trumpet ensemble, second. Julia Pokorny, Class C euphonium solo, first. Cassidy Schroeder, Class B trumpet solo, first. Gina McSweeney, Heidi Steines, Meredith Keven and Logan Zebro, Class B trumpet quartet, second. Kyley Williams, Hope Balts and Kennedy Baumgart, Class B flute trio, second. Rachel Kidder, Class C bass clarinet solo, first. Alex Eiche, Class B flute solo, second. Alyssa Hodget, Class B flute solo, first. Kennedy Baumgart, Class B flute solo, first. Savannah Soltis, Class B trombone solo, Carly Osborn gives a nervous smile after finfirst. Kaitlyn Haynes and Tiffany Herzog performed a Class B clarinet duet for which they earned a secishing her trumpet solo. She is a sixth-grader Allison Tims, Class C oboe solo, first. ond. who performed for the experience. McLain Hutton, Class C flute solo, criBen Frey, Class B tenor sax solo, second. Jade Folstad, Class B clarinet solo, second. tique only. Dominic Hopke, Ben Frey, KayDe Bontekoe and AriIsaac Haines, Class C clarinet solo, first. Madison Fogelberg, Class C clarinet solo, first. ana Udovich, Class B saxophone quartet, critique KayDe Bontekoe, Class B alto sax solo, first. Cassie Lawrence, Class C euphonium solo, second. only. Meghan Stone, Cody McTaggart and Mathew DenotJordyn Monson, Class B tuba solo, second. Nathaniel Swan, Class C flute solo, first. ter, Class C saxophone trio, first. Alexis DeLadi, Class C alto sax solo, critique only. Kaitlyn Haynes and Tiffany Herzog, Class B clarinet Madison LaFave and Emily Parish, Class B clarinet Carly Osborn, Class C trumpet solo, critique only. duet, second. duet, first. Linden Nelson, Class B drum set solo, first. Madeline Hopke, Class C flute solo, second. Alyssa Hodgett, Class C alto solo, second. Lanae Paulson, Class B clarinet solo, second. Dominic Hopke, Class A tenor sax solo, second. Linden Nelson, Class B baritone solo, first. Isaiah Melton, Class C tenor solo, first. Emily Jones, Class C alto solo, first. Jade Folstad, Class B soprano solo, first. KayDe Bontekoe, Class B alto solo, first. Niki Everroad, Class C soprano solo, second. Dominic Hopke, Class A baritone solo, first. Isabel Carrillo, Class C alto solo, second. Emme Schaffer, Class C alto solo, first. Nicole Mikula, Class C piano solo, first. Emily Parish, Class C piano solo, first. KayDe Bontekoe, Class C piano solo, first. Whether it’s a skirmish or breaking news – submitted

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