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St. Francis de Sales Christmas Concert See page 6

New governor’s priorities: “Jobs, jobs and jobs”

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Vol. 121, No. 20 • Shell Lake, Wisconsin


When life is great

Scott Walker takes oath as Wisconsin’s 45th governor proclaims “Wisconsin is open for business”

MADISON – Monday, Jan. 3, among family, friends and fellow citizens, Gov. Scott Walker was sworn in as the 45th governor of the state of Wisconsin. “I am your servant,” Walker said. “Today, I stand before you - not as the governor of one party or another; or the governor of one part of the state or another. Today, I stand before you as the governor for all of the people in this state of Wisconsin.” In his inaugural address, Walker established a set of priorities as Wisconsin’s chief executive and proudly declared: “Wisconsin is open for business.” Walker outlined his plan to transform the state’s economy by lowering taxes, cre-

See Governor, page 3

Four-year-old Anna Sybers thinks life is great as her friend, Shania Schaefer, takes her down the sled hill behind the old school during the Christmas break. The sledding hill is a tradition going back to the 1800s. — Photo by Larry Samson

Looking back at our 2010

Shell Lake Alano Club is grateful See page 7

SPORTS Pages 12 - 14

Compiled by Suzanne Johnson WASHBURN COUNTY – In our first edition of 2010, we will complete our Year in Review, where the stories, photos and headlines of 2010 from July through December are capsulated and revisited.


The statewide smoking ban went into effect July 5 after a law was passed requiring all workplaces, including bars, restaurants and hotels, to be smoke-free. Shell Lake firefighters responded to a brush fire on South Lake Drive when a fire in a fire ring got away from 83-yearold Richard Janssen. Harold Wyman, being a Good Samaritan, brought water around for the firefighters to drink while they were fighting the blaze in hot temperatures. Shell Lake celebrated the Third of July with the annual art festival in Memorial Park, pie and ice-cream social at the historical society, a street dance and fireworks. Three persons were seeking the Republican nomination for Washburn County sheriff when the filing period closed on July 13. Sheriff Terry Dryden was being challenged by Matt Prochnow and DeWayne Olson in the Sept. 14 partisan primary election. The winner of that election would face Democrat Paul Johnson in the Nov. 2 election. Washburn County officials running unopposed for re-election were clerk of

Shell Lake firefighters responded to a brush fire on South Lake Drive in July of 2010. — Photo by Larry Samson

court Karen Nord, Democrat, and coroner Karen L. Baker, Republican. Renate Cathers, Shell Lake, was recognized for being the top seller of the buddy poppies for the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Crews from “Discover Wisconsin” television were in the area filming for a 2011 show spotlighting Washburn

County. The project was an undertaking of the Washburn County Tourism Association. Massive thunderstorms swept through Washburn County bringing tornado warnings and heavy rain. There were no apparent tornado touchdowns.

See Year in Review, page 2

“On t h e s h o re s o f b e au ti fu l S he l l L a k e” •

Year in Review/from page 1


Concerned citizens spoke of the large fourth-grade class for the coming academic year at the Shell Lake School Board meeting. There were 59 students going into fourth grade making each class size about 30 students. Pedestrians Kristie White and Korynn Lavan were hit while in the crosswalk at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Hwy. 63 in Shell Lake. Willy Christ and Connor Schmidt were the swimming instructors at the Shell Lake beach. Spooner Health Systems donated an automatic external defibrillator to the Shell Lake Arts Center. Michael T. Elliott, 31, Sarona, died of multiple gunshot wounds and a suspect was taken into custody on probable

An Independence Day wedding was held at the end of the dock at Shell Lake Memorial Park this year. — Photo by Larry Samson

Rachael Jensen, 13, Shell Lake, took part in her first Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic in Marquette, Mich., on Saturday, Aug. 14, where she not only won her age class, but also earned a spot on the Pioneer Surgical Technology Cup. Jensen competed in the Soft Rock race, finishing the 28-mile course from Negaunee to Marquette in 1 hour, 47 minutes and 25 seconds. Out of 296 female racers, she finished 17th overall, and first in the 12 to 15 age class. The Pioneer Surgical Technology Cup is awarded to the fastest male and female racers age 15 and under in the Soft Rock race. Their names are engraved on the cup, and it is displayed at the local chamber office in Marquette. Jensen is pictured with the male winner, Evan Hartig, of Dubuque, Iowa. — Photo submitted

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cause of first-degree intentional homicide. Jess R. Carsello, 48, Sarona, was taken into custody with bail set at $1 million. The 99th-annual Washburn County Fair had a successful four-day run. The Indianhead Community Action Agency Fresh Start students completed their 14th house. The newest house was located on Corbits Lane in Shell Lake. Due to an anticipated large fourthgrade class, the Shell Lake School Board approved the hiring of a part-time teacher. Lakeview Bar & Grill, Becky’s Food & Spirits and Thru the Woods Café were broken into. Washburn County Corporation Counsel and Spooner City Attorney Jeffrey Kohler was recuperating from injuries he suffered when he was hit by a vehicle on

Jess R. Carsello, 48, Sarona, was charged with firstdegree intentional homicide for allegedly shooting Michael T. Elliott, 31, Sarona, on Sunday, July 25, at a Ripley Spur Road residence.


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Hwy. 63 while riding his bike to work. Cheri Dorweiler and Judy Kallenbach were weekly winners in the adult summer reading program. Dan Brereton, member of the Shell Lake Educational Foundation, attended the inaugural Wisconsin State Symposium for Education Foundations.


Artist Don Ruedy, Sarona, received the 2010 Robert E. Gard Wisconsin Idea Foundation Award for Excellence. The first-annual Dennis Pederson Fishing Contest was held on Shell Lake. Jim DeLadi caught a 34-pound, 56-inch musky. Del Morgan, Shell Lake, made a holein-one at Clam River Golf Club. Janice Organ of the Shell Lake School District received a delivery of school supplies from the St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake after the three St. Croix Casinos held a school supplies drive. Cenex Convenience Store held a grand reopening for its newly remodeled store. Dan Slater did the grilling. Nancy Barkdoll opened her reflexology business in the LifeCircle Birth & Wellness Center on Fifth Avenue in Shell Lake. Management staff team at Shell Lake Arts Center was Kenny Davis, Tara Heckel, Megan Livermore, Anne Bryan, Randy Kidder, Mary Brunner, Dorothy Schwochert and Rick Hanson. Shell Lake Student Council members Gabe Lagarde, Kristen Kraetke, Colleen Knoop, Cheyenne Tiegs, Marlo Fields, Sage Dunham, Johannah Feeney and Abby Granzin painted the ticket booths at the Moen-Reinhart Football Field.

Brittany Clark’s favorite part of the Denny Pederson memorial fishing contest held in August was the sweet corn. — Photo by Larry Samson The Shell Lake Community Band, under the direction of Aimee Pashby, performed at the pavilion. Master of ceremonies for the concert was musician Don Pashby. “Ghost Visit 2010” was presented. Members of the cast were Dave McNulty, Rod Ripley, Larry Samson, Bob Hasman, Barb Anderson, Nancy Rich and Marguerite Kevan. Mary Raeshler provided music. Mary Olsen wrote and directed the play. Klopp’s Fifth Avenue Bar celebrated its 45th anniversary.

See Year in Review, page 10

Mary Ellen Ryall is the founder of the Monarch Habitat in Shell Lake which was one of several Washburn County things featured in “Discover Wisconsin.” - Photo by Diane Dryden

Holiday cards to soldiers

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Girl Scout Troop 4392 of Shell Lake recently teamed up with the American Red Cross to send holiday cards and well wishes to soldiers who are injured and recovering in military hospitals this holiday season. Back row (L to R): Neissya York, Dakota Robinson, Courtney Roat and Delayna York. Front: Taylor Eiche, Emily Lloyd and Alex Eiche. — Photo submitted

Governor/from page 1

Gov. Scott Walker was sworn-in as the 45th Governor of the State of Wisconsin on Monday, Jan. 3. — Photo courtesy Wisconsin Newspaper Association

ating, a stable regulatory environment and reining in the size of government. He also praised the state’s workforce and encouraged business to come to Wisconsin. “As your governor, I make this pledge,” Walker said. “I will work tirelessly to restore economic growth and vibrancy to our state. My top three priorities are jobs, jobs and jobs,” Walker declared. Walker outlined his pledge as follows: • “Wisconsin is open for business. We will work tirelessly to restore economic growth and vibrancy to our state. My top three priorities are jobs, jobs, and jobs. • “We will right-size state government by ensuring government is providing

I hope 2010 was good to you and that

2011 will be even better. Last year was good in many ways for Shell Lake, and I would like to thank you, the citizens, for your help with all we have accomplished. We have completed a number of projects and started working on important improvements for the future. Highlights include: • Finalizing a capital improvement and assessment plan, which will help prioritize needs of the entire city. • Completing the revision of the city’s code of ordinances. • Preparing for the 3rd Street project, which is due to begin in late 2011 or early 2012. The need for the project stems from deteSally riorating infraPeterson s t r u c t u r e throughout the area, primarily with the existing storm sewer, street (pavement and base) and sanitary sewer. Additionally, the sanitary sewer is not currently provided with an adequate number of manholes to perform routine maintenance. This project will eliminate sanitary sewer mains that dead-end without manholes (a code violation). Also, a single block of water main that has experienced excessive breakage will be replaced as part of the project, and any galvanized water service laterals will be replaced with material less prone to leakage. The water/sewer portion of the project may be grant fundable under a rural development grant and also a commerce grant. • Beginning plans to redo a portion of Hwy. 63, stretching from south of Shell Lake to just north of the city. This may also include a walking path between CTH B and D. The state of Wisconsin is planning for this work to begin in 2013.

From the

Mayor’s Desk

only the essential services our citizens need and taxpayers can afford. My fellow state workers, I invite you to partner with me in this necessary work. • “We will also remain focused on the long term, creatively improving our education system so that our children can be competitive in a global marketplace. • “We will protect our vital natural resources. • “And we will honor and respect the foundational role of the family in our society.” A complete transcript of Walker’s speech can be found at the Web site - with information from Wisconsin Newspaper Association • Planning for a 100-percent grant, which would include a primitive campground and trailhead to be located just north of Lind Avenue. Preliminary engineering plans have been awarded to MSA Engineering Services. • Pursuing a Community Development Block Grant for a fine-bubble diffuser and two generators for the water sewage treatment facility. This will improve the efficiency of the present system and upgrade our aging equipment. • Continuing our downtown revitalization project to make our downtown more appealing to visitors and business customers. The latest phase of the project has included installation of benches. • Constructing a biocell with fencing in the industrial park, which will filter runoff before it reaches the lake. The lake protection grant has paid for this and a fence has been placed around it. • Creating a rain garden between the pavilion and the campground, which will help with runoff from the impervious surface before it reaches the lake. This was also included with the lake protection grant. I have truly enjoyed serving as mayor of Shell Lake. Having spent a considerable amount of time at city hall, I have had the privilege of seeing firsthand what takes place on a daily basis. We have a very talented and dedicated group of employees and council members who serve this city. In addition to performing their day-to-day job duties, they must also respond to emergencies and other urgent requests — and they manage these tasks well. They make me very proud to call Shell Lake my home. So when you see them out and about, please congratulate them on a job well done. I am honored to be part of their team. Again, I want to extend deep gratitude to our citizens for making this a memorable year. Your help, well wishes and positive attitudes have been much appreciated as I have become acclimated to the role of mayor. Shell Lake has very special residents, and I assure you that I will continue to do what is best for our city. As always, please feel free to call me anytime at city hall or at home. I welcome any questions, concerns or ideas you would like to discuss.

County officials sworn


Washburn County officials were sworn into office on Monday, Jan. 3. Judge Eugene Harrington is shown administering the oath of office to Michelle Latz, chief deputy clerk of court, and Karen Nord, clerk of court. Not shown are Tammy Fee, deputy clerk of court, Cathleen Johnson, deputy clerk of court, and Terry Dryden, sheriff. Dryden, Johnson and Fee were not present and were scheduled to be sworn in at a later time. — Photo by Jessica Beecroft

NRCS offers new practices and funds for farm and wildlife lands

SPOONER — The Natural Resources Conservation Service has announced that the Wisconsin sign-up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program will be open until Jan. 14 for 2011 funding. The EQIP program is the primary program available to farmers for farmland conservation work, offering flat-rate payments for over 70 conservation practices. WHIP offers cost sharing to restore wildlife habitat for targeted species. Common practices signed up for in the past in Burnett and Washburn counties include grassed waterway, pasture/hayland planting, well abandonment, nutrient management and prescribed grazing.

For more information contact the Spooner Service Center at 715-635-8228, Ext. 3.

Sign-up for wildlife habitat The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program provides technical assistance and cost sharing to restore wildlife habitat. Depending on the site, streams, prairies and other types of habitat including habitat for pollinators may qualify to be restored. Two new practices, wetland restoration and wetland creation, are new for this sign-up and have multiple benefits, including habitat for migratory birds. For more information, visit, or contact the Spooner Service Center at 715-635-8228, Ext. 3. — from USDA

New Year’s Eve Bash

Sam Boatman of Shell Lake is the bass player and vocalist for the Breezy Bay Band that entertained during the annual ICHC bash held at the Shell Lake Arts Center. — Photos by Larry Samson

Gerry Chartraw (R), of Gerry’s 5th Avenue Salon in Shell Lake, presented Amy Monson with a basket of products she donated to the New Year’s Eve Bash. The basket was one of many door prizes donated by area businesses. Richard Olson, Shell Lake, was the winner of a week’s stay in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Lions $2,500 calendar winner Randy Dougard, (L), Shell Lake, was the winner of the $2,500 Shell Lake Lions Club calendar fundraising project. Dougard has purchased a calendar from Lions member Roger Lundeen (R) for the past 10 years. Dougard plans to use some of his winnings to take a vacation to Florida to see his parents whom he hasn’t seen for six or seven years. — Photo by Suzanne Johnson


Letters to the editor

Walker deserves a fair chance

Apparently Bob Jauch feels that Gov.elect Scott Walker’s determination to listen to the voters, read legislation, study an issue and find solutions which respect the rights of all voters is partisan. When Liberals shut out Republicans or use false assumptions to demonize them, Jauch implies that these tactics are nonpartisan. His letter does not represent an approach for seeking the cooperative and respectful relationship that he expects from the Republicans. Jauch’s utilization of harsh and punitive rhetoric and his use of false assumptions to condemn a man who has not even been sworn into office are reprehensible. Jauch’s assertion that Walker should continue old legislative practices by honoring the “long history of ratifying these contracts without partisanship or politics getting in the way” by “ratifying the agreements between administration and public employee unions” frustrates voters who hoped representatives

would hear the messages of the November election, read the legislation, find solutions that are fiscally responsible, shrink the government and stop waging war by one group of voters against another. Identifying one group of voters as members of the economic elite and using divisive terms like “Wall Street-size bonuses” creates wedges between voters while ignoring the fact that Wall Street, union groups, and special interest groups have provided Democrats with much of their campaign funds. Obviously voters have a lot more to do to replace obstructionists like Jauch. It is Jauch who has waged war on a certain group of workers. It is his legislative voting record which includes Senate Bill 460 and a variety of state budgets, which have required one section of voters to sacrifice their health, their retirement, their job opportunities and their property rights to assure that a small seg-

ment of voters be guaranteed these same rights. It is Jauch’s legislative record which has created an economic situation so dire that cities, counties and townships are having difficulty providing basic services because benefits and salaries take an excessive portion of the budget. Asking hardworking citizens who are already overtaxed to make additional sacrifices to provide lavish benefits for a few is irresponsible. Jauch appears to have forgotten that the Founding Fathers wrote a Constitution that was intended to provide equal opportunity for all voters. It is time that Jauch stops the self-serving political posturing. Walker deserves a fair chance to provide solutions for the problems facing the voters of Wisconsin.

This letter is in response to the two Spooner Area School District articles that appeared in the Spooner Advocate, one dated Sept. 20 and the other dated Nov. 18. After my retirement of 28 years in 1989 from the Spooner Area School District, I never thought I would be writing a letter concerning some of my personal feelings about our school district. However, with the upcoming Feb. 15 referendum I feel I must speak up. The Sept. 20 board of education minutes under new business Section E stated the 2010-11 budget for the operation of the district was set at $15,030,125. The other school district article dated Nov. 18 had comments concerning the Feb. 15 referendum asking the school district’s voters to approve an additional $2,350,000 for each of the next four years or a grand total of $9.4 million. Looking at this voter request in a few other ways means that in the next years (in that period of time there will be 1,460 days) that gives our board of education without question or any prior approval [the ability] to spend each and every day for 1,460 days $6,438.16! That is what one could call a “welloiled slush fund.” Looking at it in another couple of ways, that would give our board each and every week $45,068.52 or every month they could

spend without question $193,150.08. Wow! They could spend that much every month for the full four years or 48 months! Money, money, money! Nothing was mentioned specifically about what this money would be used for. I am sure they will call it “operating expenses.” Well, isn’t all district money spent for operating expenses? Let’s hope that it is spent for educational needs and not for parking lots, trail development, office refurnishing, playground equipment, etc. It was also mentioned in a recent school board article that our new high school came in underbudget. Was any of that money carried over for our 20102011 school year? Or, was it spent on noneducational needs? It was also mentioned in a school district article that some funds were going to be spent on a grand piano. I’m for a good music program, but a grand piano? In the Nov. 18 Spooner Advocate issue, looking at the boys and girls basketball schedule for Birchwood and Spooner you will see how many boys and girls games are on the same date and location in the Birchwood schedule. Now look at Spooner. I can’t find one time where they play on the same date and location. If I am wrong, I would like to be corrected. Just one Spooner boys and girls basketball example is the game at Ashland. A

round-trip is about 175 miles. Spooner must go on two different occasions for a total of 350 miles. That’s like taking a busload of players to the outskirts of Chicago. Perhaps next year the various athletic directors in our conference might try to have a few boys and girls basketball games on the same date and location. Might be a good cost-effective idea. Continuing now, can anyone predict what may be in store for us in the next four years? What’s going to happen to our economy, employment, pension, jobs, Social Security, taxes, health insurance, just to mention a few? Giving our school district an additional $9.4 million is, I believe, “sticking our necks out a long way.” I expect some comments on this letter. If you say that there will be cuts in our school district if the referendum doesn’t pass, please state what and where the cuts will be made. Please don’t say they will be in the general operation of the school district as all expenditures are covered in the general operations of the school district. Please give this referendum some serious thought before casting a ballot on Feb. 15. How much can we afford?

women, but also keeps the discarded phones out of the landfill. We have 3 drop-off points in Spooner: The Veterans Service Office located in the County Highway Complex on CTH H; the Washburn County Extension Office located on the road to the fairgrounds, across from Subway at the south end of Spooner and The Washburn County Tourism Office on River Street north of McDonald’s. We also accept phones at the Washburn County Clerk’s Office at the courthouse in Shell Lake. If you have a used cell phone that you would like to donate, please feel free to

drop it off at one of the locations mentioned, or you can mail your phone free of charge by downloading and printing a prepaid label from the Web site at: Your generosity is very much appreciated by our servicemen and women overseas. Have a great new year.

program. With the donation of funds, 52 pairs of skis, boots and poles were purchased at a very reasonable cost. Students in the 7-12 and elementary will now have an opportunity to experience cross-country skiing for many years to come.

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Bob Olson Birchwood

Referendum: how much can we afford?

Gratitude is extended to everyone who has donated his or her used cell phones to the Cell Phones For Soldiers program. Last week we shipped another 57 phones, bringing our total for this year to 243. This is a great program, and I am very appreciative of everyone who has helped make it a success. These phones will be dismantled, and the recyclable parts are sold. The proceeds from these parts are used to purchase prepaid phone cards for soldiers serving overseas to help them keep in touch with their families and friends. This not only does something nice for our servicemen and

Cell phones for soldiers

Skis for students

Readers of the Register may have noticed the photograph in last week’s edition displaying cross-country skis that were purchased for the physical education program at Shell Lake Schools. This purchase was made possible due to very generous gifts from the Shell Lake Lions Club and the Shell Lake Ski Club. The Lions Club gave $1,000 and the ski club donated $700. We extend our gratitude to both organizations for their generous gifts to the Shell Lake School physical education

Jim Campbell, 7-12 physical education instructor Mark Lehnherr, K-6 physical education instructor Shell Lake Schools

John Tourville Spooner

Lynn Hoeppner Shell Lake

Letters to the editor

Thirty-eight new legislators, new legislative majority in 2011 GOP holds 19 - 14 Senate advantage, 60 - 38 - 1 Assembly majority

MADISON – After losing seats in both 2006 and 2008, Republicans picked up four state Senate and 14 Assembly seats in the 2010 elections. In the new session, the GOP holds a 19-14 seat advantage in the Senate and a 60-38-1 majority in the Assembly. A new report from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, New Legislature … New Direction? recaps November election results and previews the incoming Legislature. Now in its 79th year, WISTAX is a nonprofit, nonpartisan private research organization dedicated to citizen education. For the second consecutive legislative session, one party controls state government. This time, it is Republicans who hold both legislative houses and the governor’s office. The incoming state Senate will have eight new members, six Republicans and two Democrats. The lower house welcomes 30 new faces, five Democrats and 25 Republicans, WISTAX said. Although the Legislature will have 38 new members, gender composition changes only slightly in the new session. Two new women were elected to the senate and six to the Assembly; due to retirements, there will be a new increase of two females. Women will hold 31, 23.5 percent, of the 132 legislative seats, a proportion slightly above the national average, 23.4 percent. With a new state budget to be unveiled in February, state finances will be an early focus for the Legislature. State budget estimates suggest that, without corrective action, the mid-2013 state deficit could top $2 billion and possibly reach $3 billion. The new Legislature will also be asked to redraw legislative boundaries. Although redistricting has often involved the courts, the legislature has not redrawn its own lines since 1983. 2011 will be the first time in over five decades that one party controls the Legislature and governorship directly following a census year. A free copy of The Wisconsin Taxpayer article titled Redrawing State and congressional legislative boundaries is available by visiting; e-mailing; phone 608241-9789; or writing WISTAX at 401 North Lawn Ave., Madison, WI 537045033. – submitted by WISTAX

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SPOONER — The Northwoods Support Team would like to share the following thanks they received from soldiers in Iraq who received Christmas stockings filled with goodies that area residents helped to provide. As you will see, little things like a nail clipper can mean so much to a soldier so far from home. Thank you No. 1: “Thank you very much for sending these stuffed stockings. All of us are very appreciative of all the items inside! Inside the one I received was a nail clipper, which may sound kind of weird but made me really excited. I’ve been looking for one since I lost mine two months ago. Inside my stocking was also a Christmas card from Alexis. There were soldiers saluting the flag on the back and thanked us for the freedom back home and everything we do. If you could say thank you I would appreciate it. Merry Christmas!” ~ Sgt. Caleb Thank you No. 2: “Dear Spooner Committee. I am Sheilah with the 724th

SHELL LAKE — The registration deadline is close for the following Shell Lake Community Ed classes being offered. Cooking with Betsy — Bringing Old Grains New Life: Tuesday, Jan. 11, 6-9 p.m. Local chef and owner of Spooner Market & Grill, Betsy Helgesen, will take you back in time with a hands-on cooking class focusing on ancient grains. Learn more about the health benefits of whole grains, where to purchase them, and how to incorporate them into your daily menu without having to sacrifice time or taste. Participants in the class will benefit from both practical information and recipes and a hands-on experience making soups, salads and side dishes. Class size maximum is 15. Cost is $25/person includes handson instruction and dinner. Registration deadline is Jan. 10. Class must have minimum of six. Beginner Knitting with Lisa Mikula:

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners

Dec. 27 - $30 Jamie Guzik, Denver, N.C. Dec. 28 - $30 Joan Petz, Shell Lake Dec. 29 - $30 Joan Wilson, Spooner Dec. 30 - $30 Kevin Burkart, Prior Lake, Minn. Dec. 31 - $2,500 Randy Dougard, Shell Lake

The Potter’s Shed

Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

Temps & levels Temperatures recorded at

Spooner Ag Research Station

2009-2010 Dec. 27 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Dec. 31 Jan. 1 Jan. 2 2010-2011 Dec. 27 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Dec. 31 Jan. 1 Jan. 2

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Hi 22 22 32 37 42 31 8

Lo 3 12 -10 -10 7 0 -26 Lo 12 12 12 25 22 1 -2

Precip. .2” snow

1.0” snow Precip. trace rain .34” rain .03” freezing rain

Soldiers send their thanks

Engineer Battalion out of Chippewa Falls. We recently received your package containing stockings for Christmas, stuffed with many wonderful items. I would like to express our deepest gratitude for your support and generosity. It makes us all feel very loved and missed and makes this deployment much more bearable knowing that our being here is so very appreciated. Thank you very much and may God bless and keep you safe during this holiday season.” ~ Staff Sgt. Sheilah Thank you No. 3: “I just wanted to write you an e-mail thanking you for the great stockings that my soldiers and I received from you. It brings a little bit of Christmas to Iraq for us. My soldiers and I are grateful for great Americans like you that appreciate the sacrifices that our soldiers make over here in Iraq and Afghanistan. We are overwhelmed by the support we get from back home in Wisconsin. Thanks for everything.” ~ Staff Sgt. Todd Thank you No. 4: “Ladies, thank you

for your generosity. I handed out each of the stockings to the soldiers of my company. It brought a smile to all faces. It is always nice to be remembered by those back home. The stockings are hung all over the building now. Thanks for brighten our Christmas!” ~ 1st Lt. Kyle Thank you No. 5: “Dear Ms. Heller, Lt. Gruber shared his care packages with my company and I wanted to thank you for all the great goodies. It is clear that several people put a lot of effort into collecting and packaging all the items, so please extend my thanks to everyone involved. Thanks again and Merry Christmas!” ~ Erin Thank you No. 6: “Ms. Heller, Ms. Marquardt and all the fine folks from the Spooner community: Thank you for the kind Christmas gift of all the ‘megastockings.’ A kind word from home means a lot to a soldier, especially during the holiday season. Your care packages raised the bar in terms of sheer generosity. So thank you again for

Registration deadline is close

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 5-7 p.m. Designed for the novice, this learn-to-knit class will guide interested students through the introductory steps needed to get started. Learn from scratch or refresh your memory through hands-on instruction, guidance and fun in this popular class. Students should bring size 7 or size 8 knitting needles and one skein of worsted weight yarn of choice. Class size maximum is six. Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 21. The cost is $10. Sports Equipment Swap: Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Shell Lake High School, 9-11 a.m. The Community Sports Equipment Swap is a chance to recycle your used goods or pick up some needed new-to-you treasures. Search your basement, clean out your garage and talk to the outdoor enthusiasts

you know and bring them to the secondannual Community Sports Swap! Recycle your sports equipment and outdoor winter clothing. Suggested items: downhill skis/cross-country skis, boots and poles, ice skates, snowshoes, sports balls, tennis rackets, hockey gear, sleds, toboggans, tents. No motorized items, firearms or household items will be accepted. We’ll provide the space — you bring, you price and you sell. All parties are responsible for pricing and marking your own gear and purchase transactions. It’s that simple. Walk the halls with ease and comfort: Please remember that there is no reason to stop moving because of the cold! The Shell Lake 3-12 school building is open for hall walking Monday through Friday from 7-7:45 a.m. and 3:30-9 p.m. Please enter

Register Memories

1951 - 60 years ago

• Gary Lee Root was the New Year’s baby at Shell Lake Hospital. He was born Jan. 1 to Mr. and Mrs. Merle Root, Spooner. • New members to the Shell Lake Library Board, after the resignation of Mrs. E.R. Hering and Mrs. L. D. Garnhart, were Mrs. Chester Crowell and Mrs. Don Postle. Other members of the board were Mrs. H.C. Logan, Mrs. W.B. Pieper and Mrs. C.L. Lewis. • Edna Norton, attending the Beauty Culture School at Eau Claire, returned after having spent the holidays at the home of her mother, Mrs. F. Norton. • Pvt. Alvin Honetor returned to Kessler AFB in Bilon, Miss., where he was taking a 10-month course in radar engineering, after spending a 10-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Honetor of Bashaw.

1961 - 50 years ago

• The first babies born at Shell Lake Hospital in the new year were twin girls, Sherri Ann and Terri Lee, born Jan. 1 to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Norton, Shell Lake. Besides the twins, the Norton family included sons Jeffrey 5 and Kim 3, and daughter Kristen 1-1/2. • Mr. and Mrs. Howard Brussel purchased the Tiptown dining room and bar from Mr. and Mrs. Gus Baratelli. The Brussels had a cottage at the end of the Tiptown point, and when not living in the area, they were in Poplar Grove, Ill. • Cathy Lewis entertained a group of young people New Year’s Eve at an open house at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Lewis. • The Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce honored three longtime members, Bert Stouffer, Walter Ek and Art Lind.

thinking of us during the busy holiday season. A Merry Christmas to you all.” ~ From all in 3rd Platoon, 1013 Engineer Company, 724 Engineer Battalion, Camp Taji, Iraq. This letter was signed by 22 soldiers and had a picture of the group included. What better Christmas gifts could the Northwoods Support Team receive than to know that they were able to provide some comforts from home for local military serving in Iraq. The support team extends their gratitude to everyone who helped with the Christmas stocking project. They will continue to support the soldiers with a Valentine project for them and then the neck coolers during the heat of the summer. If you would like to know more about the projects or would like to help, call Darlene Heller 715-635-2930 or or Lynda Marquardt 715- 635-6237 or lynmarquardt@ — from Northwoods Support Team

the building through the main doors and use our halls to warm you up and keep you fit for the winter! Please be mindful of scheduled events by checking the district calendar at, call the community ed office at 715-4687815, Ext. 1337 or view the calendar on the community bulletin board just inside the school doors. Walking maps depicting mileage loops are also available. Questions regarding any information above, including registration for classes, suggestions for new classes or interest to teach a class, may be directed to Shell Lake School District Community Education Office at 715-468-7815, Ext. 1337. Your input is valued and welcome. — from Shell Lake Community Ed

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1971 - 40 years ago

• Mr. and Mrs. Nick Kaiser, Spooner, were the proud parents of the first baby of the year at Indianhead Memorial Hospital. Stacey Ann was born Jan. 2 and was 20 inches long and weighed 5 pounds 14 ounces. Richard Rydberg, president of the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce presented the mother with a dozen red roses and a check for $50. • Larry Klinger, Shell Lake, caught an 18-pound 3-ounce northern on Rice Lake, west of Spooner. He said he also had a bigger one hooked but it got away. • Washburn County officials taking the oath of office were Michael Linton, county clerk; Marvin Anderson, sheriff; Pat Harrington, clerk of courts; Roy Humlicek, treasurer; Jake Gullickson, register of deeds, and Paul Waggoner, district attorney. • Marine Pvt. Eugene Harrington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Harrington, Shell Lake, graduated from basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. Marine Pvt. Keith White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth White, Shell Lake, graduated from Individual Combat Training at the Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

1981 - 30 years ago

• Heidi Michelle Stromberg, Danbury, was the New Year’s baby at Indianhead Memorial Hospital. She entered the world on Jan. 2 to parents Cheryl and Michael, and joined older brother, Jody. • Incumbents Charles Lewis and Garold Albee were seeking new terms to the Shell Lake School Board and were facing opposition from two former board members, Richard Rydberg and Roger Helgeson, as well as from three first-time candidates, Clinton Stariha, Margaret (Peg) Schafer and Beverly Thomas.

• An informational meeting concerning the I Can Cope cancer program was held at the Indianhead Memorial Hospital. • Kathryn Hubin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hubin, Shell Lake, was installed as Honored Queen of Bethel No. 66 at the Spooner Masonic Temple.

1991 - 20 years ago

• Pat Harrington, Washburn County clerk of court, retired on Jan. 4. He started his career as clerk of court on Jan. 4, 1965. • Kay Johnson, Shell Lake, underwent heart surgery. • Volunteers tutoring students at Shell Lake Schools included Cheryle Vold, JoAnne Olson, Joan Quenan, Sue Dittus, Gloria Carlson, Beth Burnham, Dexie Dunham and Peg Pockat. • Ty Hopke, Nate Melton, Andy Kidder and Matt Prochnow each won medals at the ninth-annual Bi-State Wrestling Classic held in La Crosse.

2001 - 10 years ago

• Tom Ferris, Shell Lake, was the winner of the annual Shell Lake Lions Club calendar contest of $2,500 grand prize. • The Shell Lake city crew was busy clearing the ice by the shelter house on Shell Lake for a skating rink. • Cole Ochstein, son of Crissy Tohm and David Ochstein, was Shell Lake’s first baby of the New Year at Indianhead Medical Center. • Jim and Dawn Norton, Matt and Sandy, had to end a carefully planned vacation to Texas when they hit some bad roads in mid-Iowa, causing their truck and fifth-wheel to be totaled. Aside from a few bruises, they were thankful to have escaped serious injury.


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These little angels were in the back of the church talking before their entrance. (L to R): Evelyn Paffel, Liz Kielkucki, MacKenzie Risley and Val Kielkucki.

Three wise men arrive at the stable bearing gifts. They were Noah Olson, Dylan Eggert and Shane Dutton. — Photo by Larry Samson The concert band, grades five through eight, under the direction of Janet Medley, performed classical and contemporary songs for the audience at the St. Francis de Sales 2010 Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 30. Every student in school is required to take band.

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by Diane Dryden SHELL LAKE — For 30 years, vehicles have driven past the old St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 202 6th Ave. in Shell Lake and read the sign hanging above the door that said Alano, and then went on their way, day after day and year after year, never knowing for sure what the simple sign meant. Fewer still realized the old church had been in the same spot since 1884. Even after the wooden structure burned in 1894, it was rebuilt on the same property in 1895, but this time out of brick. By the turn of the century, there were 90 families in the church, and when the congregation outgrew the building, funds were raised for a new church that would be located kitty-corner to the old building, this one on the Main Street of Fifth Avenue. The Catholic church was just one of many in Shell Lake in the late 1800s, sharing “Bible Hill” with the Baptist, the Methodist/Episcopal, St. Stephen’s Episcopal, the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran and St. John’s Lutheran churches. But now the question, what to do with the old church? It needed work, and since no one was using it anymore, thought was to tear it down. But because it was the church where the Reinhart senior Mr. and Mrs. were married and attended their entire life, Shell Lake’s favorite son, Dewayne “Rhiny” Reinhart bought the church so his mom could continue to look out of her front window and see across the street to a church building that meant so much to her. In order to maintain the building, the Reinharts bought it and chose to rent it out to the Alano Club for $1 a year. It’s been $1 a year rent for the past 30 years with the major repairs still in the hands of the Reinharts and the minor ones in the hands of the club. But now that Marge Reinhart is in the process of making a change here and there in her assets, the building was discussed and the plan was, once again, to raze it. When the club heard the news they contacted Reinhart and asked if they could work something out. As soon she realized the building was still in use, in fact it was in daily use, she simply gave it to

Cell phones and shopping

The rush of the holiday shopping is a distant memory. We may still be figuring out how to use a new gadget we received as a Christmas gift. The last Saturday before Christmas, Milt and I decided to venture out to retail stores just to see if there was something we maybe needed. I usually don’t go into too many stores in December as I have completed my Christmas shopping by then. On this particular Suzanne Saturday we deJohnson cided to be among the first customers of the day. Getting up at 4 a.m., we arrived at our first place to shop when they opened their doors at 6 a.m. By 7 a.m., I entered another store as the employees entered to begin their workday. Milt drove off looking for a cup of coffee. By 7:30 a.m. I had completed my shopping at this location and decided I would give Milt a call to see how he was doing. I took a chance that I remembered his cell phone number. When he didn’t answer after the sixth ring, I hung up. Two seconds later I receive a call, “Who is this?” an unfamiliar voice asked. I explained I had by mistake called the wrong number. I paid for my purchases and sat on

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The former St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, which has been rented for $1 a year for over 30 years by the Shell Lake Alano Club from the Dewayne Reinharts, was given to them this year by Marge Reinhart. — Photos by Diane Dryden

the Alano Club. It was this past November the club took full possession of the property and building, “with extreme gratitude,” said the president of the club. Now this club could continue their valuable work of opening the building twice a day to hold meetings for anyone with addictions. These are the 12-step programs whether they are for people dealing with alcohol, narcotics, overeating, cocaine, heroin, workaholism or sexual addictions. The Alano Club does not run the actual meetings; they simply provide a safe, warm place for the meeting to be held as well as providing the coffee and crayons and books for children that accompany their parents. There are currently 13 meetings held each week, and meeting lists are posted on the front door. Everyone is encouraged to attend to see what it’s all about. If any group wants a place to meet for their group, they can contact Shell Lake Alano Club, P.O. Box 50, Shell Lake, WI 54871 or attend an SLAC board meeting at the site a bench in the entryway of the store when I decided to see if I had Milt’s cell number stored in my phone. Sure enough, there was his name with a number. I pushed the automatic dial button and once again no one answered. The phone rang just a few moments after I hung up and once again an unfamiliar voice said, “This is Tom, I see Suzie called Mark’s cell phone, what’s up?” Well, first of all I wasn’t trying to call Tom or Mark, and I didn’t want to tell Tom or Mark what was up. Therefore, I had to apologize once again for disturbing someone. Well, Milt has a different cell phone and therefore a different number, which I later found out. While waiting for Milt, I was getting restless and didn’t think I should try calling any other numbers when I eyed a white car in the parking lot that I thought might be mine. I couldn’t see it too well from my vantage point. Did Milt come in the store without me noticing? I was too prideful to walk out to the car to see if it was our vehicle. After some time had passed I decided I could either hit the panic button or the button to open the truck on my key ring to see if indeed it was our car. Sure enough, the trunk opened when I hit the trunk button. Glad I didn’t try the panic button. I placed my purchases in the car and went back into the store. So, where was Milt? I circled the store once again and found him in the furniture department sleeping on a couch. No, he wasn’t laying on the couch. Just sitting there sound asleep. We were back home by 10 a.m. that day from shopping. Yes, I got a few bargains that day and Milt got a little nap.

on the second Sunday of each month at 5 p.m. The club also provides sponsored gatherings such as dances, some for members and family only in order to maintain anonymity, some open to the public, such as rummage sales. They have silent auctions, potlucks and sell raffle tickets and charge each group a small monthly fee to use the building.

They also go camping and tubing together as a group, providing a wholesome fun activity without temptations. Some of their camping trips have as many as 100 participants, and the SLAC is a registered state and federal nonprofit organization. They can accept donations and offer a tax-deductible receipt. The board extends gratitude to Reinhart for her generous gift and also all the businesses in both Spooner and Shell Lake for their contributions of door prizes throughout the year. Because of this club, thousands of people have walked through their doors from all walks of life and all over the country. They affirm that, “addiction can strike anyone, but help is available and recovery brings families together.” Meeting times are listed each week in the Register’s Community Calendar page, found on page 8 this week. GA stands for Gamblers Anonymous and NA for Narcotics Anonymous.

Shell Lake Alano Club Meetings All meetings are nonsmoking Sunday 10 a.m. AA 6 p.m. AA Monday Noon AA 5 p.m. GA Tuesday Noon AA 7 p.m. AA Wednesday 1 p.m. AA 7 p.m. NA Thursday 1 p.m. AA Friday 2 p.m. AA 7 p.m. AA Saturday Noon AA 7 p.m. AA Fourth Saturday of every month, Pin Night with 5:30 p.m. potluck and 7 p.m. meeting.

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Thursday, Jan. 6 • Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting, 4:30 p.m., Shell Lake City Hall meeting room. • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Contact person Betsy 715-520-7999. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted. Friday, Jan. 7 • Spooner Women’s Club will meet for their anniversary luncheon at Jersey’s, Spooner, at noon. Speaker will be Diane Flanders, district director. For more information or reservations, please call Sharon King at 715-635-2741. Saturday, Jan. 8 • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Ticket sales at 9 a.m. Distribution at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. To sign up or for more information, contact Chuck at 715-635-9309, Bill at 715-468-4017 or Ardys at 715-222-4410. Monday, Jan. 10 • CPR class, Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 6 p.m. Preregister at 715-635-4669. Tuesday, Jan. 11 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. All stayat-home or part-time-working moms welcome with their children. Wednesday, Jan. 12 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. Thursday, Jan. 13 • The Shell Lake Lions Club will meet, 6:30 p.m., at the Shell Lake Community Center. • United Ostomy Association local support group meeting, 1:30 p.m., at the Spooner Health System. • Fibromyalgia/CFS/Chronic Pain Support Group of Barron County meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Chetek Lutheran Church, Chetek. Coffee and refreshments served. Educational materials available to sign out. Call 715-651-9011 or 715-237-2798 for further information. Sunday, Jan. 16 • Shell Lake FFA ice-fishing contest, noon to 3:30 p.m., Bashaw Lake off of Bashaw Lake Road, which is at the junction of CTH B and CTH H west of Shell Lake. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17 • Northern Lights Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St. (Hwy. K), Spooner. Feedback on photos, education and support. Beginners to professionals. • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 5 p.m. group activity, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6-7 p.m. meeting, Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. Info call 715-635-4669. Tuesday, Jan. 18 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 will meet at 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, Jan. 19 • Games and activities, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m., at the library, 501 1st St., Shell Lake. The public is welcome. Thursday, Jan. 20 • The Washburn County Humane Society open board meeting will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the state patrol headquarters in Spooner. Call 715-635-4720 for more information. • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting will be provided. Saturday, Jan. 22 • Free community breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. Wednesday, Jan. 26 • Free community supper, 4 to 6 p.m., St. Alban Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner.

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Thursday, Jan. 27 • Bloodmobile at Shell Lake United Methodist Church, noon to 6 p.m. • The Shell Lake American Legion will meet at 6:30 p.m., at the Friendship Commons. • Shell Lake VFW will meet at 7 p.m. at the Friendship Commons. Friday, Jan. 28 • Bloodmobile at Shell Lake United Methodist Church, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 • Community Sports Equipment Swap, 9-11 a.m., Shell Lake 3-12 commons. • Shell Lake Fire Department ice-fishing contest, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register at Shell Lake South Bay.


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Monday: Lifestyle weight management support group will meet at 4 p.m. Weigh-in, meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the dining room of Indianhead Medical Center in Shell Lake. Call Michelle Grady at 715-468-7833 for more information. Membership fee is $10 per year, dues 50 cents per week. • Partners of Veterans women’s support group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Counseling Associates in Siren, located across from the Burnett County Government Center. For more information, contact Julie Yaekel-Black Elk at 715-349-8575. • Celebrate Recovery meetings at 6:30. This is a Christ-centered recovery program. Meetings take place in the Community Life Center at Spooner Wesleyan Church, Hwy. 70 West. For more information, call 715-635-2768. • First Friends Playgroup open to all children. Focus on infants and their caregivers with sensory stimulation and movement experiences. Art project materials provided and the morning closes with circle music time and instrument exploration. 10 a.m. to noon at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. Monday and Thursday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Daily fee includes lunch and a program of crafts, exercise, games, music, quiet time, etc. For more information, call 715635-4367. Tuesday: Women Healing Women support group at Time-Out Family Abuse Outreach office, every other Tuesday, 4-5:30 p.m. For survivors of domestic abuse and/or sexual abuse. Free, confidential, closed after first session. For more info or to register, contact Time-Out Family Abuse Shelter Outreach office at 103 Oak St., Spooner, WI 54801, 715-635-5245. • Ala-Teen meets at 6:30 p.m. in the New Life Christian Center in Rice Lake. Use the back entrance. • Washburn County Historical Museum in Shell Lake through the winter months open every Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 715-468-2982. Wednesday: Lakeland Family Resource Center open from noon to 3 p.m. • AA meeting, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. • Al-Anon meeting welcomes all, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Please use back door. • 9 a.m. to noon, sewing at Shell Lake Senior Center. • Kidstime-Parentime at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 10 a.m. to noon. Learn, discuss and share ideas and experience to enrich parenting skills. Preselected art or play materials available for children of all ages. Kidstime-Parentime provides quality time for families, networking for parents and a social opportunity for both parents and children. The last Wednesday of the month a potluck lunch is held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday: AA meets at 7 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, Minong. • Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake. • Library Fun For Little Ones, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Shell Lake Public Library. A time for stories, craft and a snack. No age minimum or maximum for participants. Thursday and Monday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program, see lising above. ••• Amber Bednar, RN, Washburn County Health Department, is available at the public health office to provide breastfeeding basics, how-tos and postpartum support. Appointments can be made at 715635-4400. Domestic abuse and sexual assault are crimes. Time-Out provides free, confidential victim support. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence in a relationship, please call 800-924-0556. The Genealogy Society Research Room at 206-1/2 2nd Ave., Museum Hewitt Building, Shell Lake, is closed for the winter. Volunteers will be available to help the public on appointment as weather permits. Call 715-635-6450 or 715-635-7937 for more information. Shell Lake Alano Club Meetings on CTH B, 2 blocks off Hwy. 63. All meetings are nonsmoking Sunday 10 a.m. AA 6 p.m. AA Monday Noon AA 5 p.m. GA Tuesday Noon AA 7 p.m. AA Wednesday 1 p.m. AA 7 p.m. NA Thursday 1 p.m. AA Friday 2 p.m. AA 7 p.m. AA Saturday Noon AA 7 p.m. AA Fourth Saturday of every month, Pin Night with 5:30 p.m. potluck and 7 p.m. meeting.



Shell Lake Lions visit Terraceview The star of the evening as the Lions brought Christmas cheer to residents at Terraceview was little Texie, Mike and Dee Cox’s toy poodle, all decked out in her Christmas sweater. Texie visited guests and generously gave love and kisses to all.

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Shell Lake residents volunteering their time at the Feed My Starving Children packaging center in Eagan, Minn., were Sue Heilborn, Charles Markowitz, Kate Brion, Kay Rand, Dolly Holmson and Larry Samson. The Shell Lake Lions built refrigerator bases for the residents of Lakeland Manor. Rachael Jensen, 13, Shell Lake, competed in the Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic in Marquette, Mich. Shell Lake Fire Department responded to a fire at the home of Tim Heibel on Woodyard Road west of Shell Lake. The Shell Lake marching band earned a first and the admiration of the crowd during Cumberland’s Rutabaga Fest. The Shell Lake Educational Foundation Capital Campaign provided four classrooms with SmartBoards. Dale Cardwell, Shell Lake, hiked with five friends across the Continental Divide in Colorado Aug. 16-21. He and his daughter, Kathryn, climbed Long’s Peak.


The Shell Lake Lions received $750 from Bosch Packaging Technology of Shell Lake to be used toward the resurfacing of the trail that goes through Shell Lake. The Lions also donated $750 toward the project. Ernie Cathers hung the first of the 24 flags he donated to the city of Shell Lake. Tru-Gas held a customer appreciation and grand opening to celebrate their new location in the Lake Mall. Indianhead Medical Center and Indianhead Community Health Care partnered on the program ImPACT, a new computer-based program aimed at improving concussion care for student athletes at Shell Lake Schools. Town and Country Days was celebrated in Shell Lake. Levin and Layne Olson found the sailboat for the scavenger hunt. They received a $50 gift certificate from Dahlstroms Lakeside Market. New teachers at Shell Lake Schools were Alan Lahn, high school English and history teacher; Abigail Armour, high school English; Kay Flynn, early childhood education; Deb Brereton, early childhood aide; Katrina Granzin, longterm sub for phy ed and health class. New chairs named for the Washburn County Relay for 2011 were Steve Clay and Melissa Williams. Court of Honor for Shell Lake Boy Scout Troop 51 was held at the Shell Lake beach with a campfire ceremony. Scouts Robby Hanson, Casey Furchtenicht and Brent Holman received rank advancements and badges earned at summer camp. Shell Lake football cheerleaders were Felicia Pokorny, Madison Johnson, Emily Pfluger, Sara Shumaker, Kelsey Collier, Jade LaFave, Hanna Anderson and Taelor Schaffer. Debbie and Dave Ekern, Shell Lake, received the People’s Choice Award during the Golden Rocker Challenge sponsored by Glenview during Town and Country Days. Bush and Gilles Furniture, Spooner, provided the rocker receiving the highest bid. Terry Dryden, one of three Republican candidates for Washburn County sheriff, won the primary for a ballot spot. He would face Democrat Paul Johnson in the November election. Other Republican candidates were DeWayne Olson and Matt Prochnow. Roger Rivard was declared the winner of the four-way race for the 75th Assembly District Republican ballot. Other candidates were Judith Wells Espeseth, Don Quinton and Dari McDonald. He would face Democrat Steve Perala in the November election to fill the seat vacated by Rep. Mary Hubler. Homecoming royalty was King Marlo Fields, Queen Amanda Hagen, James Lillion, Mitch Kraetke, Cavan Maher, Lindsey Green, Kelsey Collier, Emily Pfluger, Beau Skluzacek, Tyler Harrell, Caleb Schmidt, Sarah Shumaker, Taelor Schaf-

fer and Katie Gronning. Karen Nord and Elaine Studt created a handmade quilt that was raffled off as a fundraiser for the Shell Lake Educational Foundation during the Community Homecoming Event. Olivia Jury, Shell Lake second-grader, guessed there were 5,000 pennies in a pickle jar to become the lucky winner of all the pennies during the Educational Foundation event. There were actually 5,096 pennies donated by the Shell Lake State Bank. The dead body of Kim Leverty, 53, New Richmond, was found by a local fisherman near the dock in Shell Lake. Members of the Washburn County senior centers donated items to soldiers in Iraq and received back money from the soldiers to be used at local food pantries. Beaver Brook Farm owners Dan and Mary Elliott showed their Limousin beef herd at the World Beef Expo in Milwaukee with the help of Hunter and Andy Rhea, Adam Kramer, and Tyler and Katie Crosby.


Pete and Karen Quam were recognized for their support of the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre, home of Theatre in the Woods. Virginia Stodola, Sarona, celebrated her 90th birthday. The city of Shell Lake would share half the funds with local business on new benches and garbage containers to be placed throughout Shell Lake’s business district. The Shell Lake football team was once again the Small Lakeland Conference Champion. Jessica Beecroft opened Mon Cheri Fashion Boutique in Lake Mall. Roger Sweeney, Shell Lake, shared his adventure of climbing Devils Tower with Register readers. A 3-foot, 10-inch alligator was found near Sucker Creek in Birchwood. Rope pulling would be returning to the 100th Washburn County Fair and entries were being sought to participate in the event for next year’s fair. The new rain garden north of the Shell Lake Community Center was 90 percent finished. All that was needed was for the

This nearly 4-foot-long alligator was discovered by off-duty Deputy Brian Jilek Friday, Oct. 8, in a Birchwood field. – Photo submitted native plants to be tucked into the bio-cell at the bottom of the project. Mary Ellen Ryall, 2003 graduate of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College in Hayward, received a 2010 Outstanding Alumni Award. Creative Kids Family Childcare, owned and operated by Joahna Shelton, located on the Lake Park Alliance Church property, received a license to provide care for up to 32 children. Bashaw Township took delivery of a new 2011 Caterpillar motor patrol. High winds passed through the area bringing a touch of snow and creating power outages. The highest wind speed recorded at the Spooner Elementary School was 54.81.

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Terry Dryden was re-elected Washburn County sheriff. Roger Rivard won the District 75 Assembly race to replace outgoing Rep. Mary Hubler. Sean Duffy won the 7th Congressional District seat vacated by Dave Obey. Bob Jauch was re-elected to the state Senate. Scott Walker won the governor’s race to succeed outgoing Gov. Jim Doyle. The Shell Lake City Council approved a movie shoot to be done in Shell Lake by the TRIWAR/Chasing Autumn film company of Ham Lake. The Shell Lake High School football season came to a close after the Lakers were defeated in the playoffs by the Gilman Pirates. The Shell Lake City Council authorized engineers to proceed with a Third Street reconstruction project that would widen the road 1 foot on each side. Ventures Unlimited received a $172 check from Bremer Bank’s foundation. The funds would go toward replacing the roof on the thrift shop in Spooner. Washburn County Jail Administrator Bruk L. Sweeney was arrested for alleged misconduct. The Shell Lake Public Library hosted a Heroes Tree. Library patrons made ornaments of their military hero to be displayed on the tree. Amanda Nielsen was guest reader at the Youth Authors Short Story Festival at Shell Lake Schools. She read “A Giving Tree.” Senior Lindsey Green was named honorable mention for volleyball in the West Lakeland Conference. Named to all-conference football offensive first team were Shell Lake players Tom Helstern, Mitch Kraetke, Tyler Anderson, MacKenzie Curtis and Joe Mikula. Name to second offensive team was Ryan Mikula. Named to the first defensive team were Mitch Kraetke, MacKenzie Curtis, Tom Helstern and Cavan Maher. Named to the second defensive team were Joe Mikula, Brian Marschall and Tyler Anderson. John Cusick, son of Tim and Becka Cusick, Shell Lake, participated in the 45th anniversary of The Singing Statesmen at UW-Eau Claire. Hugh and Sue Smith donated a special Winchester rifle honoring Wisconsin’s sesquicentennial as a fundraiser for the Shell Lake Lions Club. New Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce officers were Kathy Dahlstrom, president; Shannon Klopp, vice president; Phyllis Bergeron, secretary; and Bob Schilling, treasurer. Alec Hopke, 2010 graduate of Shell Lake High School and the son of Ty and Kim Hopke, completed his 14 weeks of basic training with the U.S. Army at Ft. Benning, Ga. Allan and Beth Lawrence, Shell Lake, received the Excellent Quality Award by Foremost Farms USA® for producing quality milk during the calendar year 2009. The Help at Home organization staff included Mindy Moriak, Arlys Santiago, Linda Muska and Stevie Wag-

Register photographer Larry Samson captured this image of a grouse this year. ner. Help at Home assists people in their home with baths, washing clothes, cooking light meals and perhaps playing cards and writing letters. Gerry’s 5th Avenue introduced Rikki Pardun, stylist. U. S. Army Vietnam veteran Lawrence Williams visited Ashley Muench’s first-grade class at Shell Lake Primary School. Students read a story honoring veterans and presented him with the book they had written. A postapocalyptic movie was filming in downtown Shell Lake. Gene Romsos, Sarona, shot a buck with three main beams, two on the left and one of the right with four points on each beam to qualify as a 12-pointer, and it may have actually have been a 14-pointer. The Steve Rohow family hosted a Thanksgiving meal at Lake Park Alliance Church. Johanna Von Feldt, Germany, was staying with host family Bob and Laurine Forsythe. Among lucky deer hunters was Justin Hemshrot, Shell Lake and a student at UW-Stevens Point, when he shot a 10-point buck with a 26-inch inside spread at 4 p.m. on the last day of the gun season. John Moravec Sr. shot a 10-point buck with an 18-inch spread in Long Lake Township.

Indianhead Medical Center employees that assisted with the flu shot clinic were Patty McKee, Dayna Nielsen, Judy Bolterman, Terry Uchytil and Doris Laursen. Spooner Health System employees who helped were Kathy Boissy, Jill Andrea, Marilyn Norton, Missy Eckburg-Hess, Cheri Bagley, Nancy Olson, Claudia Hagen, Joshua Robinson and Kelly Bagley. The Shell Lake Arts Center received a $1,000 donation from the Shell Lake State Bank.


Dr. Livingston was featured in the Register this year. One of his many accomplishments is growing 9-foot tomato plants. — Photo by Diane Dryden

Shell Lake native Heather Wiesner was part of the audience during Oprah Winfrey’s “Favorite Things” show. She was one of hundreds of lucky audience members to receive valuable gifts including a Volkswagen Beetle. Chosen by an anonymous city official, the Grumpy Old Ladies ice-fishing group’s display took first place in the Shell Lake Lions Club Celebration of Lights. Regan Kohler, reporter for the Washburn County Register for the past 5-1/2 years, left her position. A snowstorm dumped 8.2 inches of fresh snow around the area. The Shell Lake School Board accepted the resignation of district Administrator Brian Nord. Brandon Degner and Alex and Ted Mentele, all of Shell Lake, would be playing with the UW-Madison band at the Rose Bowl® Game as well as during the Tournament of Roses® Parade on New Year’s Day. The Caroling Cops included Deb Nebel, Deb Glessing, Gretchen Nielson, Jason Mayer, Gwen Bartholomew, Dawn Richter, Mike Richter and Jamie Voelker. They entertained at area nursing homes during the holiday season. Jessica Beecroft was the new reporter at the Washburn County Register. Linda Degner made an 8-foot Christmas wreath that adorned Economart in Spooner. The wreath was perhaps the largest in Spooner and maybe even Washburn County. The Ski Shell Lake Club and the Shell Lake Lions Club donated 60 new cross-country skis and 80 boots to the Shell Lake School District to help teach students the lifelong skill of cross-country skiing.

Tom Helstern was a three-time state champ in track. — Photo by John Reed




Girls basketball highlights

Shell Lake defender Kristen Kraetke stopped Jessica Rademacher forcing her to pass the ball. As freshmen, they will be playing against each other for three more years. RIGHT - Mismatched Hannah Cassel defends against St. Croix Falls offensive player Sarah Petznick. The Shell Lake defense held her to 10 points.

Photos by Larry Samson Colleen Knoop with a jump shot under the basket.

Emma Anderson recovers a loose ball and passes it to a teammate.

SPORTS Girls high school basketball

Thursday, Jan. 6: At Clear Lake, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11: DH vs. Luck (nc), 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14: DH at Northwood, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18: DH vs. Prairie Farm, 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21: At Webster (nc), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25: At Cameron, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28: At Grantsburg (nc), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1: DH vs. Turtle Lake, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8: At Clayton, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10: At Birchwood (nc), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15: Vs. Clear Lake, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22: DH vs. Northwood, 6 p.m.


Boys high school basketball

Friday, Jan. 7: At Clear Lake, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11: DH vs. Luck, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14: DH at Northwood, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18: DH vs. Prairie Farm, 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20: At Grantsburg, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27: At Cameron, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1: DH vs. Turtle Lake,7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11: At Clayton, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18: Vs. Clear Lake, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22: DH vs. Northwood, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25: DH at Prairie Farm, 6 p.m.

High school wrestling

Thursday, Jan 6: At Cornell/Gilman, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8: At Superior Tourney, 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13: Vs. Northwood Saturday, Jan. 15: At St. Croix Falls, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20: At Cameron, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22: Shell Lake Tourney, 10 a.m., Spring Valley, Cumberland, New Richmond, Spooner, Park Falls, Bloomer, Boyceville, Hudson

Junior high girls basketball

Monday, Jan. 10: Vs. Clear Lake, 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13: At Clayton, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18: At Prairie Farm, 5 p.m.

Carissa Forsythe drops a 3-pointer in the third quarter. She was the top scorer for the Lakers with 10 points.

Emma Anderson drops a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter, too little too late for Shell Lake as they lost 47-34 to the St. Croix Falls team on Thursday, Dec 23.




Looking back on Laker football 2010

by Larry Samson SHELL LAKE — Looking back in the year 2010, the big sports story would have to be the football season. The Lakers were undefeated in the regular season only to lose in the third round of the playoffs to their playoff rivals the Gilman Pirates. Gilman went on to win the state championship with their 42-13 win over Catholic Central. The Lakers were the undefeated Small Lakeland Conference champions for the seventh consecutive year. Their last conference loss came in 2002 with a 6-14 loss to Birchwood. Head coach Mark Lehnerr, assistant coaches Joe Johnson and Jim Hermann went into the season with 17 seniors. It was a group of student athletes who had a childhood goal of going to state. It will be many years before Shell Lake will field a team like this. On that note there is a fine group of young players moving up next year and, while it might be tempting to look back, it is the future where we must go. The coaches are already preparing for next Saying goodbye to a talented group of senior athletes as they came two games short of a dream they had since year and the athletes are working out in the playing touch football on the elementary school playground. (L to R): Aaron Druschba, Cavan Maher, Ty Frisbie, weight room. Shell Lake has a winning tradi- Aaron Slinker, Brian Marschall, Ryan Mikula, Joe Mikula, Mackenzie Curtis, Mitch Kraetke, Tom Helstern and Tyler tion in football built on hard work and dedica- Anderson. Kneeling: Tory Williams, James Lillian, Marlo Fields, Andy Melton and Brandon Anderson. tion. Next year will not be any different.

Shell Lake placed an unprecedented eight players on the LakeAll-Conference team. land Making all conference were Tory Williams, Ryan Mikula, Joe Mikula, Aaron Druschba, Mackenzie Curtis, Mitch Kraetke, Tom Helstern and Tyler Anderson.

Photos by Larry Samson

Earning football awards in 2010 were Brandon Anderson, Aaron Slinker, AJ Burton, James Lillian, Mackenzie Curtis, Mitch Kraetke, Tom Helstern and Brian Marschall.

This is a good look at the 2011 Shell Lake football team (L to R): Cody Mayer, Tyler Harrell, Wyatt Carlson, AJ Denotter, BJ Burton, Austin Williams, Nick Christensen, Caleb Schmidt, Jon Lloyd, Anthony Lloyd, Caleb Parker, Gabe Lagarde and Sam Livingston.



Wrestling highlights


Photos by Mary Marschall

Caleb Schmidt pinned Daniel Rossow of Loyal one minute into the match. Schmidt placed fourth with a score of 35 points. He lost to Luke Radke of Stratford in the semifinals.

Brian Marschall with a win by a pin over Luke Albrado of Ellsworth.

In the 152-lb. weight class Tyler Anderson won a 14-6 major decision over Conner Genrich of Tomah.

Freshman Tyler Kozial earned a 15-13 decision over Derek Dressler of Prairie Du Chien in the second round in the 112-lb. weight class.

Snowmobile safety class scheduled

The cheering section at the 29th-Annual Bi-State Classic Wrestling Tournament held Wednesday, Dec. 29, and Thursday, Dec. 30, at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse. The tournament has the best wrestlers from 55 schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin competing in a two-day tournament. Bi-State has become a tradition for the Shell Lake wrestling program as this is the 20th trip to La Crosse. Weight 112: 119: 125: 135: 140: 152:

Bistate classic results

Name Tyler Kozial scored 6.00 team points. Sam Livingston scored 3.00 team points. Dan Cassel scored 0.00 team points. Dillon Hopke scored 0.00 team points. Aaron Slinker scored 2.00 team points. Tyler Anderson scored 5.00 team

points. 171: 189: 215: 285:

Tyler Harrell scored 0.00 team points. Caleb Schmidt placed fourth and scored 35.00 team points. Marlo Fields scored 0.00 team points. Brian Marschall scored 8.00 team points.

SPOONER — Joe Fitzgerald, snowmobile safety lead instructor, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources invite all young people interested in recreational snowmobiling to enroll in a Wisconsin Snowmobile Safety course. State law now requires any person born on or after Jan. 1, 1985, to have successfully completed the snowmobile safety course prior to operating a snowmobile on the public trails. This course will be held on Monday, Jan. 10, and Thursday, Jan. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Spooner Middle School library located at 500 College St. in Spooner. Attendance at both sessions is required and you must be age 11-1/2 or older. Advance registration is required. The

class will be limited to the first 25 to register. Please call Fitzgerald at 715-6353902 with name, date of birth and phone number. You must be preregistered. If the student does not have their lifetime DNR number you must also call Madison 888-936-7463 and get this lifetime number. The course will cover snowmobile safety features, preride inspections, basic riding skills, snowmobile rider responsibilities, snowmobile regulations and how to handle outdoor emergencies. The course fee covers all necessary materials. Persons successfully completing the course will receive a temporary certificate that allows them to operate a snowmobile until the permanent card arrives. — submitted


by Diane Dryden SHELL LAKE - Last week, starting on Monday, Dec. 27, and running through Wednesday, Dec. 29, the little town of Shell Lake had over 40 visitors from Eagle River. There were 30 young men, members of the Northland Pines High School hockey team, both JV and varsity, and they were in town to play at the Northwest Sports Complex in Spooner along with their coaches and a smattering of parents. Their final game was on Wednesday night where they played for the championship ... and won 3-1 against a team from Menomonie. The boys, their coaches and parents all stayed at Shell Lake’s America’s Best Hotel, and on Wednesday morning they gathered at Peggy’s for breakfast. They were a hearty lot, and pancakes, hash browns and chocolate milk were the team’s favorite, tying up the grill for almost an hour. Head coach Bob McDonald kept the kids busy as they waited for their breakfast by passing around a small roll of tape and telling them to keep passing it around because the one caught with the tape had to kiss the famous Shell Lake fish later when they gathered for official team pictures. You can tell this man is a teacher for 4-year-olds and is not only very inventive but very interactive with the kids, as all the coaches are. Assistant coaches Don Czarapata and Charlie Depuydt helped with crowd control because everywhere the team went, they all went together, so it caused quite a stir in town to see so many young men all dressed alike and full of energy.

A boost for Shell Lake

The Northland Pines High School from Eagle River gathered around the Shell Lake fish for their team picture. They went on to win the championship later that evening.

Photos by Diane Dryden

Coaches Bob McDonald, Charlie Depuydt and Don Czarapata did a great job keeping the team in check while maintaining their great team spirit.

The boys, their coaches and parents all gathered at Peggy’s for breakfast, tying up the grill for almost an hour.

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They left us in 2010

As we reflect back on 2010, we pause to think of those who have left us. Names of the people whose obituaries were printed in the Register from July to December were:


When I returned home after an evangelistic tour, I glanced through my mother’s Bible. On page after page I saw the letters “T” and “P” and two dates. “Mother,” I asked, “why the ‘T’ and ‘P’?” “Every time I have a need,” she answered, “I take it to the Lord in prayer. Then I try a promise, and record the date. I keep praying, and when the answer comes, I record that date. The letter ‘T’ means tried, and the letter ‘P’ means proven.” Why don’t you use the T and P method? St. Paul said, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs and don’t forget to thank him for his answers.” Visit us at:

Gayle A. Holst

Gayle A. Holst, 63, McKinley, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Minn. She was born Nov. 23, 1947, in Shell Lake, to Adolph and Gladys (Heisterkamp) Kirkreit. Gayle was raised in the Barronett area, attended Brickyard School and graduated from Shell Lake High School in 1965. She was married in Shell Lake on Nov. 12, 1966, to John Holst. Gayle and John moved to Cumberland and then to the McKinley area. She worked at 3M from 1971-2009. Gayle enjoyed scrapbooking and family genealogy. She is survived by her husband, John, Cumberland; daughters Heidi Holst, Menomonie, and Misti (David Cotts) Holst, Menomonie; son Shane Holst, Cumberland; and brother AJ Kirkreit, Barronett. Memorial services were held Dec. 31 at Skinner Funeral Home, Cumberland, with the Rev. Neal Weltzin officiating. The Skinner Funeral Home, Cumberland, was entrusted with arrangements.

Margaret “Peggy” Zdelar, Maurice “Maury” Bloms, Janet C. Falk, Marilyn Barkalow, Nellie M. Rockaway, Helen T. Duchesneau, Donna L. Manion, Darrell C. Melton, Adeline Johnson, Catherine S. King, James P. Heilman Sr., William J. Cewe, Kathleen M. Richie, Gary D. Graf, Thomas “TJ” Beach, Hope O. Tappen, Betty M. Jensen, Bertha E. Peterson, Michael T. Elliott, Gloria “GG” Melton, Evelyn Harmon and Lucille Krech.


Eleanor F. Kuehn, Fred “Fritz” Olson, Olive M. Melton, Edward “Eddy” Green, LaVonne E. Ottosen, Christopher A. Bryant, Rudolph “Rudy” Richter, Lowell R. Farr, Cecil L. Trumbower, William “Bill” Sando, Leroy “Jiggs” Cornelison and James P. Randall.


Esther C. Parker, William J. Kubnick, John A. “Papa John” Lawson Sr., Helen A. Chatleain, Rose Domey,

Marie S. Soholt, William T. Falk, Ellen Mortensen, Doris L. Duncan, Eugene “Gunny” Stephan, Carol Ann Kordupleski, Lester D. Atkinson, Dayle A. Daniels, Carol L. Sauer, Rita R. Orzel, Ione J. Pratt, Barbara A. Meister and Melvin L. Deerly.


Roger L. Jacobs, Diane E. Burdash, Evelyn M. Norlund, Marie McNeeley, Gary K. Nicol, Gordon L. Krantz, Marian Ingebretson, Harvey L. Gillette Jr., Judy L. Forsythe and Frank N. Aragona.


Dorothy M. Peterson, Rosa M. Rediger, Wilberta “Birdie” Bowman, Judith Regenauer Dwinnell, Karen Ennis, Stacy A. Othoudt, Bernard L. Juza, Flora Rydberg and Gwendolyn L. Bennett.


Helen G. Puls, Thomas A. Stariha, Gladys A. Schultz, Jane Atwater Winton, Carolyn A. Samson, Eleanor I. Schroeder, Jordan A. Lombard and Melissa S. Gabrio.

Donn F. Kubnick

Donn F. Kubnick, 56, De Pere, formerly of Springbrook, died unexpectedly Dec. 29, 2010. The son of the late Donald and Carole (Donatell) Kubnick, Donn was born May 5, 1954, in Shell Lake. He was employed in veterinary sales for many years. Donn’s interests included hunting, fishing, talking, cooking and watching Westerns. He was also a member of Whitetails Unlimited. Donn was preceded in death by his son, Andrew; and brother Billy Kubnick. His family includes his significant other, Carol Van Veghel; Donn Kubnick and his children, Zachary and

Elizabeth, Springbrook; Kristopher (Bethany) Kubnick and Bryson, Mosinee; Teale (Cameron) O’Connell and their children, Pierson and Hayden, Abrams; Dave (Joan) Holmberg, Elk Mound; Nick (Mandy) Holmberg and their children, Riley, Marcus, and Khyla, Eau Claire; Cathy (Joe) Boyle, Manitowoc; and Jim Kubnick of Florida. A memorial was held at Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, on Jan. 1. A second memorial visitation will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, from 1-4 p.m. at Scalzo-Taylor Funeral Home, 306 Rusk Street in Spooner. A prayer service will be held at 2 p.m. with Fr. Ed Anderson officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at or Locally, the Scalzo-Taylor Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements.

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Area churches Alliance

St. Francis de Sales

53 3rd Ave., Shell Lake Pastor John Sahlstrom Lay Pastor Richard Peterson Youth leader Ryan Hunziker 715-468-2734 Worship Service: 10 a.m. Youth Group, 7th - 12th grades: Sunday 6 - 8 p.m.

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

Lake Park Alliance

Episcopal St. Alban's

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


Northwoods Baptist W6268 Cranberry Dr., Shell Lake; 4 miles south of Spooner 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.

Full Gospel Shell Lake Full Gospel

Spooner Baptist W7135 Green Valley Rd. (Green Valley Rd. and Hwy. 63) Pastor James Frisby 715-635-2277 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday evening service 6 p.m. Wed. evening service 7 p.m.

293 S. Hwy. 63, Shell Lake Pastor Virgil Amundson 715-468-2895 Sunday: Celebration Worship Service: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Jr. Kids Church: 10:30 a.m.; UTurn Student Ministries (7th-12th grades): 6 p.m.; Power & Light (2nd - 6th grades), 6 p.m. Tuesday: Compassion Connection: 7 p.m.



St. Joseph's Catholic

Barronett Lutheran

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

St. Catherine's Catholic CTH D, Sarona Father Edwin Anderson 715-468-7850 Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.

776 Prospect Ave., Barronett Pastor Todd Ahneman 715-822-5511 715-671-3197 (cell) Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. The Spirit Connection Youth Group will meet the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.

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

Faith Lutheran

United Methodist

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

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

Salem Lutheran, ELCA 803 Second St., Shell Lake Pastor Carol Ann McArdell 715-468-7718 www.shelllakesalem Sunday Worship: 8 and 10 a.m.; coffee and conversation: 9:15 a.m.

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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

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

Lakeview United Methodist

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


Church of the Nazarene

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


Spooner Wesleyan

Hwy. 70 W, Spooner www. 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.


Trinity Lutheran

1790 Scribner St., Spooner Pastors Will & Carolyn Mowchan 715-635-3603 Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. & 9:45 a.m.


United Methodist

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

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Monday, Jan. 10: Cowboy beans, glazed baby carrots, fruit and nut parfait, cornmeal muffin, milk, coffee. Tuesday, Jan. 11: Herb-rubbed pork roast, gravy, mashed potatoes, French-cut green beans, peach halves, bread, butter, beverage. Wednesday, Jan. 12: Chicken parmigiana with marinara, pasta, tossed salad, dressing, ice cream, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Thursday, Jan. 13: Crispy baked fish, wild rice blend, brussels sprouts with garlic and bacon, fruit salad, bread, butter, beverage. Friday, Jan. 14: Beef Wellington, baked squash, cranberry whip, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Call 715468-4750.

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by Mary B. Olsen, Shell Lake For me, the holiday season does not begin in the weeks before Christmas and stop abruptly at midnight when Christmas Day ends. I have always believed it to begin on the first Sunday of Advent, include the New Year holiday and last until the sixth of January. We called that day “little Christmas” and that was when we would take our Christmas tree down and put away the decorations until the next year. The public interpretation of the season is different. That is why I am always a bit disappointed when the playing of Christmas songs and carols stops suddenly the day after Christmas. If you are like me, you enjoy hearing the old carols and hymns each Christmas season. Sometimes I love hearing the songs that are played every year, like “Let it Snow,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” But the traditional carols are my favorites. Many of the old carols were brought from other countries with settlers in this country and immigrants from Europe.

Area grief support group to meet

RICE LAKE — The Rice Lake Area Grief Support Group winter session, provided and staffed by the Lakeview Medical Center Hospice Care Program, will begin Tuesday, Jan. 25. This group is open to adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. The program offers information about the grief process and gives an opportunity for people to share their thoughts and feelings in an environment of understanding and empathy. The group will meet for six weekly sessions, each Tuesday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 25 and continuing through March 1. The sessions are provided free of charge, but preregistration is required. For more information or to preregister, call 715-236-6245. — from LMCHCP

Washburn County Area Humane Society ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK Another long year finally comes to an end, What’s awesome is so many found a new friend. Not only did pets get what they waited for, But the shelter made more friends than ever before. A new year begins and the shelter is full, Adopting them all, as you know, is our goal. Many new pups, dogs and kittens are here, If you can’t adopt one you can volunteer. Go to our Web site and take a quick peek, Keep looking right here for who’s pet of the week. It won’t take real long before you’re coming in, Then walking back out with a pet and a grin.

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by Karen Mangelsen

Mandy and Patty Close stayed with their grandparents, Karen and Hank Mangelsen, from Sunday night to Tuesday afternoon. Visitors at the home of Maynard and Ronda Mangelsen Thursday evening were Brin, Brea and Terry Williamson, Cora, Jorgan, Daya, Stephanie and Daniel Lawrence, Ethan, Nancy and Mike Longhenry and Hank and Karen Mangelsen. They were all there to say goodbye to Lacey Mangelsen, who returned to Florida Saturday. Randy, Tara and Henry Mangelsen and Patty and Dave Close visited Karen and Hank Mangelsen Friday afternoon. Donna and Gerry Hines, Lida and Don Nordquist, John, Diana, Hank and Karen Mangelsen joined Sam and Lorri McQuade and Bruce and Marlene Swearingen at Marlene’s home Friday evening for a time of visiting and playing cards. Recent visitors of Don and Lida Nordquist were Jim, Jan, Caleb and Hannah Schott. Hank and Karen Mangelsen were guests at the home of Jake and Holly Mangelsen and family Saturday. Randy Mangelsen, Larry Mangelsen and April Close and their families were there also to celebrate Christmas.

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Accident reports

Thursday, Dec. 23 Amanda N. Burton, 23, Newport News, Va., was driving on Hwy. 53, just south of CTH D at 7:12 p.m., when her vehicle drifted off the pavement. She jerked the wheel, lost control and went into the ditch. Burton’s vehicle crossed lanes and rolled 1-1/2 times before it came to a stop. There were no injuries reported and the vehicle only had minor damage. Friday, Dec. 24 William F. Hanner, 90, Minong, was exiting the parking lot of Henson’s IGA in Minong onto Business Hwy. 53, and ran into the car of Mildred L. Breeze, 78, Minong. Hanner stated he did not see the coming vehicle. The accident occurred at 9:45 a.m. No injuries were reported, but both vehicles had moderate damage. Gay Ann Bradenburg-Baker, 48, Two Harbors, Minn., was coming to a stop at the intersection of Hwy. 53 and CTH D, when she realized the roadway was icy, slid sideways on the ice, and ran into the vehicle of Lonny L. Gohde, 60, Sarona. Gohde’s vehicle had minor damage. Brandenburg-Baker admitted to driving at normal highway speeds and was unaware of the deteriorated road conditions. The accident occurred at 10:45 a.m. No injuries were reported. At 10:45 a.m., Louise A. Rich, 54, Spooner, was driving with passenger Frank R. Rich Jr., 66, Spooner, heading southbound on Hwy. 53, just south of Duck Pond Road, when she lost control on the ice. The vehicle went off the road, overturned and came to a rest on its top. No injuries were reported, but the vehicle was totaled and towed. Sunday, Dec. 26 Terri L. Trainor, 62, Spooner, and her passenger, Chris P. Lindstrom, 59, Spooner, were traveling north bound on Hwy. 53, south of N. Woodyard Road, when the vehicle hit a deer. No injuries were reported, but the vehicle had moderate damage. The accident occurred at 7:04 p.m.



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Church, and were not disappointed. They heard for the first time, that night of Dec. 24, 1818, the song, “”Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht.” The pastor, Father Joseph Mohr, who had written the words of the song, six stanzas, played the music on guitar. The choir director and schoolteacher, Franz Xaver Gruber, had written the music for the song. It was his creation. They didn’t know that the song the people in the little church heard for the very first time would ring out for many Christmas seasons to come, all over the world. A man who was a master organ builder visited the church in Obemdorf to repair the organ. His name was Karl Mauracher, and he found the song. He called it a “Tyrolean Folk Song,” and took a copy of the composition home with him. From there it made its way into the world. Eight years ago a copy of the song was found, and it finally put to rest all the various theories that it had been written by Bach or Beethoven. Few could believe that a lowly choir director and schoolteacher, and a village priest, could have written such a world-renowned song. The copy had a notation in the upper right hand corner in Joseph Mohr’s handwriting: “Melodie von Fr. Xav Gruber.” There are in existence five other copies of the composition. By the time the song became international, Mohr had died. Gruber wrote to music authorities saying he was the composer, but he was not recognized, and the melody had been considered unknown. The Gruber family later moved to Hallien, where the Franz Xaver Gruber Museum is located. Several rooms from the home are preserved as they were when he lived there, and there are exhibits concerning the song, “Silent Night.” His burial site is outside the home. Every year, in December, there is a decorated Christmas tree in remembrance of him and the beautiful song.


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Among the songs from England are hymns and also songs of celebration like “Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly,” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” The hymns sung in the churches, in the homes of the people and in the streets by strolling carolers add so much to the holiday season. I cherish my memories of singing the old hymns around the piano in my home with my family in the years when I was growing up. Due to our Austrian heritage, we sang the German songs, “Oh Christmas Tree” and the favorite of all, “Silent Night.” When I was 16, my family went to Peoria, a city 50 miles from our hometown, to see in person, The Trapp Family Singers. They were touring the country, and their show was wonderful. There were about 20 family members performing, including Maria, in costume, and they sang many of the Christmas songs of German origin. The family became more famous after their story was made into a Broadway musical and later the movie, “The Sound of Music.” Of all the songs I remember them singing, I remember “Silent Night” was the best. It was the favorite in our family, and I think it is the best loved Christmas song of all. There have been stories about the origin of this beloved Christmas song and many versions have been put forward. Books, films and sites on the Internet send out fabulous stories of this carol. They are fiction. The most beautiful is also the most reliable story of the song. No one knows if the organ in the church, in the village of Obemdorf, Austria, was in disrepair. We only know that the people in the village looked forward to the Mass on Christmas Eve, the highlight of their celebration of Christmas. They arrived at St. Nicholas


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by Marian Furchtenicht

The new 2011 blew in on kind of a gusty mode, single-digit temps, overcast skies and a dusting of snow, over the glaze of ice from the eve of the New Year! Looking back at 2010, to me the most touching news article was, Her name was Annie, and she was loved, written by Bill Thornley. It was aired twice on the 10 p.m. news due to so many requests. In our neighborhood it was the homicide of Mike Elliott, and in writing the Sarona column what I missed most were the calls from two faithful callers, Aage Duch and Carol Sauer, with their news. Sarona’s 2010 will be remembered as a bountiful crop year, corn taller than folks have ever seen here by July 4, growing conditions perfect for a big hay crop and lawns that stayed a luscious green all summer and fall. Starting out the new year on a sad note, the Badgers lost in the Rose Bowl® by a small margin. Real estate tax statements came in the mail right along with all the holiday greetings. Mine were down a little this year. Ericka Krantz and her children, Lainy and Chane, of Texas, spent Christmas Day until Monday at her folks, Greg and Sue Krantz’s. Her dad was doing the airport run. Ericka visited with Grandma Mary Krantz on New Year’s Eve before attending the ICHC dance at the arts center. Greg and Sue Krantz, with grandkids Lainy and Chane, attended the baptism of their newest grandchild, Ellie May, held Sunday in Chippewa Falls. Reception followed at Matt Krantz’s. Blessings to the little one. Krista Okonek and little Jaydon, Minot, N.D., flew home the Wednesday before Christmas, spending two weeks with her mom, Marlene Hansen. They spent Christmas Day with Carolyn Williams in Rice Lake with the Hansen side and Krista spent Christmas Eve with Jay and Ann Okonek, Karl’s aunt and uncle, Keith and Donna Okonek and Kati from Chili were also there. The Christmas season brought Virginia Stodola’s kids, grandkids and greats home. Carolyn Palvas and girls Michelle and Jolene visited Virginia one day, bringing her a plate of Christmas treats. Elfreda West’s sister and husband, Chris and Buck

Miller, Clayton, visited her one day. Christmas Eve, Elfreda was at granddaughter Jennie’s, and Joe Hastreister’s with the Donetell side, her mom, Janet, brothers Paul and Lacey and son and Tony and Rheta and children and Bruce and Joan Green, Chad and James. Christmas Day, Elfreda spent at daughter Ellen and Troy Wagner’s in Cameron with their family. Mark and Debbie West’s kids, Gina and Shawn Noterman and son Levi, Shakopee, Minn., Sarah and Brian Schmidt, Columbus, Ohio, Jessie Thomson and daughter Ande, Spooner, and Adam were all home over Christmas. Mary Schimek’s 92nd birthday was celebrated in mid-December at the convalescent center in Rice Lake with cake and ice cream. Many attended from St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, also Alice Ward from Heritage Manor. Belated wishes, Mary. Bob Helmer, West Bend, was up to his mom, Bev’s. Bonnie Helmer and friend Carl joined them Friday for Christmas together. Al and Jolene Loew were in Illinois for their son-inlaw’s mom’s funeral held Dec. 24. Al and Jolene attended grandson Andrew Haiama’s hockey games that were held in Spooner last week. Andrew, a senior at Menomonie High School, is co-captain of his team. Marilyn Zimmerman, daughter Renee and sisters Linda Stodola and Lisa Welldang spent Friday until Monday before Christmas in Roseburg, Ore., for brother Tom and Stacy Hawk’s wedding on the 19th. Brother Jim Hrouda, North Dakota, also attended. Congratulations to the newlyweds. Last Sunday the Hrouda side got together at Marilyn Zimmerman’s for their Christmas get-together. Most of the Frey family got together Christmas Day at Jim and Lynn’s held at the farm. Anton and Gloria and Pete and kids were at Jan and Jeff’s for Christmas Eve. Mavis Schlapper went to Elk Mound to daughter Pam’s for Christmas on Friday and stayed over. She went down again Wednesday and went with Pam to Eau Claire shopping. I had coffee with Mavis Schlapper last Sunday afternoon and also Mary Mancl stopped and we had a great

visit. Dan and Heather Riplinger got together with Dan’s family, the Swans, in Barron. With the extended family, there were 53 of them for Christmas Eve. Sunday Dan and Heather hosted her family, the Barlettes, with 20 attending. Casey Furchtenicht spent Wednesday through Sunday with his brother, Troy, and Leorie, nieces Paige, Pearl and Kai, at Bayfield, had a great time and enjoyed a lot of board games. My family, 25 of us now, got together Thursday night. I’m going down the alphabet so it was our “K” Christmas year with gifts and games with that letter. Christmas Eve, again this year, there were 22 of us at my old home place at Anah for Christmas Eve together. Lots of food and memories shared. Saturday, Russ and Nancy Furchtenicht had just their family, three boys and wives, and Jillian and Jaxson over. Sunday, Russ and Nancy, her folks, sister Karen, Rob and daughter Liz Taylor and Kerri and Aaron Gomboni enjoyed the evening at Tooker and Sue Weathers. Monday night the Russ Furchtenicht family, VanMeters, Weathers, Studts and Gustafsons enjoyed Christmas at a big home on the lake in Birchwood that the Studts and Gustafsons had rented. Lots of fun, food and a big, beautiful place for a big group. New Year’s Eve, Russ and Nancy enjoyed the ICHC dance at the arts center in Shell Lake. Good music and food and a fair turnout despite the slippery roads. Corey and Linda Furchtenicht had a New Year’s Eve party in their new garage with friends. Happy birthday to Akemia Fischer and Randy McKibben, Jan. 6; John Marschall, Mike Campbell, Mark Thompson, Jan. 7; Miles Taylor, Jan. 8; Jennifer Zaloudek, Lorraine Thompson and Ryan Lord, Jan. 9; Sue Krantz, Jan. 10; Jim Schmelke, Shannon Sutherland, Judy Albee, Vinnie Williams and Colton Smith, Jan. 11. A happy anniversary to Tom and Ingrid Elliott on their 20 on Jan. 12. Wishing you happiness and a healthy 2011.

Yahoo! A brand-new year, time to wipe the slate clean of all the mistakes we made last year and start making some new ones. Oh, come on, you know that, as hard as we might all try, there are bound to be some things we’ll regret at the end of this year. Hopefully, the things that we do right will far outweigh the things we mess up. Should we talk about our resolutions? I’m always curious to find out how others did keeping their old ones. Last year I resolved to eat right and exercise, and I mentioned that that would probably last about a week and a half. Well, I don’t think it was quite that long. I also resolved to stop spending money foolishly. I think I did a little better on that. In fact, Pat Olson and I went to Eau Claire last week, and I spent more on gas than I did on anything else. It was fun, though, to go down and see everyone taking advantage of the after-Christmas sales. This year I’m going to try my best to get rid of clutter in the house. Duane, who I don’t think makes New Year’s resolutions, is way better at getting rid of unneeded junk than I am. He has been cleaning out the garage this past week, and it looks great. I did get started in the house though. I threw away a few years’ supply of magazines. Maybe I should borrow that book, I think the name of it is “Clutters Last Stand,” from Bill Gill again. One Barronett couple knew the perfect way to start out the New Year. Erv and Bekka O’Flanagan were married just after midnight Saturday morning at the Barronett Community Center. Think about it — their wedding date is 1/1/11. I bet Erv won’t be one of the husbands who have trouble remembering the anniversary date. The O’Flanagans and their friends started out Friday evening with a Roaring ‘20s party. They had a speakeasy set up in the community center where people could play blackjack and roll craps. The bride was dressed in a short flapper dress with a feather boa and plumed hat. The groom wore a black suit, spats and a black fedora. Mary Pat and Pete Wilson were the matron of honor and best man. The bride and groom and all the guests had a wonderful time. We wish Erv and Bekka many years of happily ever after. Jim and Steve Copus came up from Brooklyn to visit this past weekend. Jim is planning to spend the winter in Florida starting next week, so he wanted to spend a little holiday time with the family up here before he left. Pat Olson planned a family get-together for Jim and Steve at Lakeview in Shell Lake on Sunday afternoon. In addition to (almost) all the nieces and nephews, guests included Jerry and Penny Sundvall, Don and

Anitia Lehmann, Fred and Sally Baumberger and Sharai Hefty and Gary Rahn. We all had a wonderful time visiting with Jim and Steve and eating Pat and Johnnie O’s great food. Dick and Ruth Grover had a fantastic Christmas at Melanie and Dale Janz’s home in Chicago. They drove down Dec. 24 through snow, rain, sleet and fog. Ruth said the trip down was a real nail-biter. Ruth’s granddaughter, Kari Janz, who lives in the Chicago area, was there, and so were granddaughter and grandson-inlaw, Amanda and BJ Bates, who traveled from Denver to be with the family. Melanie prepared a dinner for the family on Christmas Eve, and everyone got up early Christmas morning to open gifts. Ruth said that they had a lovely time, and that the trip back, on the 27, was much better — clear roads and plenty of sunshine. Maybe you don’t think too much about this, but one lady in the area does. She asked Terry Goodrich (aka the friendly neighborhood moocher) why he doesn’t weigh 300 pounds. This could be one of the reasons — Terry received five pies during the holiday season. He tried his best, but couldn’t eat all five of them at once, and didn’t have room in his refrigerator to store the leftovers. Well, it’s winter in Wisconsin — who needs a refrigerator, right? Terry put some of the pies in plastic bags and put them out on his porch so they would keep until he got around to eating them. When he went outside the next morning, one of the pies was missing. He took inventory and noticed that the missing pie was a blueberry — one of his personal favorites. Then he saw Old Blue (one of his dogs) walking toward him looking very happy. Old Blue usually has white around his muzzle, but not that morning. The white hair around his mouth was completely covered with blueberries, and he was smiling happily at Terry. Terry told Miss M, the woman who gave him the pie, about it, and she was very understanding. Her comment was that the dogs like treats and have to eat too. Sounds like she thought Old Blue was pretty smart to have tricked the moocher out of a pie. So, you see, Terry doesn’t always get to eat all the sweets people send over for him. The moocher is a pretty fair cook himself, you know. He got bored one day and decided to make some of his ham and noodle soup, but he always gets a little carried away. He made two kettles of it, so he decided to share with three other people. Later he asked one woman how it was, and she said that after she added chicken stock, onion, soup base, catsup and parsley, it wasn’t too bad, but it really didn’t taste much like his

ham soup. After that comment, Terry is afraid to ask the other people how they liked his original soup. The women of Barronett Lutheran will be meeting in the church basement at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, for their regular monthly meeting. In addition to other business, we will be making plans for the dinner following the annual meeting of the church on Sunday, Jan. 16. Hope you can join us. I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. If you would like to share your New Year’s resolutions with us, please give me a call. I’d like to know if I’m the only one who can’t keep resolutions. See you next time.


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Dewey Country by Pauline Lawrence

It’s now January 2011 and the holidays are now history and the next holiday is Valentine’s Day. Yes, in December we had some changing weather with lots of snow, freezing rain, below zeros and some sunny days along the way. But hey, each day brings us closer to spring. A very happy anniversary to two very special people, Garry and Beth Crosby, who will be celebrating 38 years together on Jan. 6. Have a wonderful day you two. Happy birthday to special little guy Richy Feeney on his special day, Jan. 7. Have a fun day, Richy. Happy birthday wishes go out to Karen Knoop, Crystal Potter and Jacob Gemach, all enjoying their special day, Jan. 7. Have a great day each of you. A very happy anniversary to Scott and Melinda Taubman as they celebrate their special day together Jan. 7. Many more. A very special happy birthday to a great niece, Allysha Feeney and also Lisa Otto, both celebrating their day Jan. 10 with many more to you. Jan. 11, a very happy birthday to Jack Warren Kaiser as he celebrates his special day. Jack is the grandson of Jan Erickson and the great-grandson of Elsie Stellrecht. Have a wonderful day, Jack. Happy birthday wishes go out to Pam Pomykala, Alissa Mogenson, Alyssa Hansen, Travis Vanderhoff, Lois Stellrecht, Rose Sexton and to little Emily Marie Dorweiler, all on Jan. 12. Have a great day each of you. Happy anniversary to Josh and Reyna Cooper as they enjoy their special day, Jan. 12, with many more to come. Our family celebrated Christmas in Eau Claire at the Cramer’s with Penny and Jeff Ladd, Rem, Ry, Ree, Richy and girlfriend Patty and Kolbie and Yours Truly. It was a really fun day, along with great food and good family time. How do I begin to tell you of the wonderful laugh I had going down to Eau Claire on Dec. 23? I packed everything I needed to take and our puppy, Rory, was running around outside. When it came time for me to go, he wouldn’t let me catch him as he loves the great outdoors. I finally got stern with him and I had put his doggie bed on top of his cage in the passenger seat, thinking he would enjoy riding up higher to see what was going on and I put him in his bed. Well along the way I reached over to pat his little paws and he pulled those paws back faster than I could pat them. Doing this off and on during the ride to Eau Claire he would back toward the car window and glare at me. Nope, as good as I am to him, he didn’t want a thing to do with me but get as far away from me as possible and glare at me. Getting to Paula’s he was out the door and it was all joy, joy, joy for him with Paula’s two dogs. I really had a good laugh at him. Well it came to get in the car to start home and we found him dodging all of us as he didn’t want to go, I thought. Well after a while he jumped in the driver’s seat and that was that. He sat right beside me all the way home and not a peep out of him. I’m beginning to think I do have a fifth kid to raise. At my age, I don’t think I want to raise another kid. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Reuben Bonin, 81, Shoreview, Minn., who passed away Dec. 19 after battling cancer. Reuben was born in Rice Lake and met up with Leota Lawrence who was a resident of Dewey Country. They were married for 57 years and raised three children. Services were held Dec. 28. A number of deer hunters tell me they saw a number of coyotes and also timber wolves while hunting this fall. Jim Toll tells us his son, Dave, who hauls steel in the Twin Cities, found the company he was working for was bought out but Dave was lucky as they kept him on. A person doesn’t know from day to day if they have a job now with the economy we have. It was four years ago on Dec. 29 that my Sunshine had esophageal surgery at Mayo in Rochester, Minn. I was so happy they got all the C but we certainly didn’t know what was ahead of us. It’s been one thing now and another month goes by if we’re lucky and he’s sick and in the hospital again. And no, there is no C. This has to do with his stomach muscles that they tell us are frozen and can’t push the food through fast enough, making him sick along with other things. Saturday night Paula and daughter Kenzie took Sunshine to

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Luther/Midelfort/Mayo Hospital in Eau Claire due to problems Paula found. At this time he is on oxygen as he has too much carbon dioxide coming forth and not enough oxygen. Hopefully this will be corrected so he can eventually come home to our farm. The next Dewey Township monthly board meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Dewey Town Hall. Everyone welcome. The Dewey Township Caucus meeting will be held Saturday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m., at the Dewey Town Hall. If you have someone you would like to nominate for the Dewey Township Board, here’s your chance. Everyone welcome. Bernard and Sandy Redding were at their daughter’s, Robyn and Robin Major and Christopher and James, to celebrate Christmas with the family on Dec. 19. Also there were Tim and Chris Redding, Tanner and Chase, Jeff and Dee Redding, Andrea and Spencer, Dawn and Bill Kane, Nate, Rachel, Heather, Michael and Shawn. Christmas Day found Bernard and Sandy Redding, Jeff and Dee Redding, Robin and Robyn Major, Christopher and James at Tim and Chris Redding’s, along with their children, Tanner and Chase. All the kids enjoyed lots of sliding and other outdoor games while the adults enjoyed good family time. This weekend found Jeff and Dee Redding, Andrea and Spencer coming Saturday and staying overnight, going home on Sunday. It’s good news for Sandy Redding. As you know Sandy is now on kidney dialysis and has been taking treatments for a long time. Well, it’s good news as now Sandy can do the dialysis at her own home nine hours a day, usually while she sleeps. She says she feels much better now, which is wonderful to hear. Keep it up Sandy. Sandy and Bernard had been traveling to Luther/Midelfort/Mayor Hospital in Eau Claire for treatments three times a week for many months. Christmas Eve found Beth and Mark Hansen, Ryan and Alyssa, Bev and Jarrett Casselious and son Erick, Sonny Meister and son Kevin and Sonny’s friend Barb and Brian and Trudy Meister enjoying Christmas together. Christmas Day, Carl and Betty Meister and Bev and Jarrett Casselious and son Erick enjoyed time at Sonny Meister’s, along with Kevin and Barb. Get-well wishes go out to Beth Hansen who has this terrible bronchitis and has been very sick. We’re thinking of you, Beth. Son Richy’s turkeys take their fateful ride this coming week but at this time I don’t know which night they will start. News from the Fjelstad Palace finds last Sunday Kris’ daughter, Mona Myers, and son Zach and her fiancé Chad Braune and Kris’ son, Roger Dawley, and daughter Abbi and Roger’s friend, Jodi Tetzloff and her son, Dustin, coming to spend the day with Kris and Bob. All enjoyed a huge dinner together and good family time before they all left for their homes Sunday evening. Monday Bob and Kris visited Garry and Sue Peterson. Tuesday Bob and Kris were at the Danbury casino hotel staying overnight. Wednesday Kris, Beth Crosby, Dixie Andrea and Judy Leonard enjoyed supper at Becky’s. Thursday, longtime friends Phil and Rose Deede came to stay overnight at Bob and Kris’, enjoying lots of good food and playing cards. The Deedes got a head start on the storm that was to be moving in. New Year’s Eve found Kris busy making lobster and steak, along with all the trimmings, to celebrate the New Year with Bob. Talking with Diane Hulleman we find all her sons and daughters and offspring got together at Mike and Nancy Murray’s in Rice Lake with a total of 35 people. All enjoyed a huge potluck dinner and gift opening. Christmas Eve found Chad and Colleen Jensen and little daughter Izzy coming to spend the night with Diane with other relatives coming to enjoy dinner. Christmas Eve, Diane and Colleen and Izzy went to church services at the Lakeview Methodist Church. Christmas Day a number of relatives came back to Diane’s for more family time and eating and all enjoyed a bonfire. A week before Christmas, Diane and her friend, Robin Burke, enjoyed the Mable Tainter Theatre in Menomonie taking in the singing group Memory. Diane tells us the theater had just been redone and it was just beautiful. Sunday Diane had in her special friends from nursing at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. Coming to enjoy a prime rib dinner were Diane’s nursing instructor Piper Larson, Nancy Thompson and Gail Neuser. The girls enjoyed watching the Rose Bowl® and catching up on all the news. New Year’s supper guests at Marie and Warren Quam’s were Janie and Rick Lauterbach, Noah and Ellianna, Pattie Feeney, Johanna, Allysha and Richy and Jim and Mike Quam. All enjoyed a huge fish fry. Little Ellianna has a bad cold and we hope she gets over it soon. Gene Quam, Rich Lauterbach and Noah got in some of that wetting lines for fishing and caught some northerns. Bad colds are making the rounds in Dewey Country as are different kinds of flu from 24-hour to much longer. Take care of yourself and dress warm.

Talking with brother Bob Lawrence we find their daughter and honey, Dawn and Mike Turnberg, came up for the Christmas holiday, staying with Bob and Marie. All spent a nice time opening Christmas gifts, along with a very good supper. Christmas Day Bob and Marie and Mike and Dawn enjoyed fishing. Daniel and Stephanie Lawrence, Daya, Jordon and Cora were over to the folks on Sunday, Dec. 27, enjoying Christmas together. Get-well wishes go out to Dixie Andrea who has this terrible cold making the rounds in our township. We hope you feel better soon Dixie. Christmas Eve at the Chuck Andrea’s were Dixie’s sister, Jean, and two daughters, Penny and Paul Anderson, Travis, Scott and Katie, Tim and Mary Andrea and Samantha Rose, Chad and Allison Andrea and son-in-law Dan Gedatius and his daughters, Lora and friend Jim, Sarah and son Garcia, Jenny and Erin and boyfriend Garrett. All enjoyed a good old-fashioned supper together, along with gift opening. Most came Thursday night staying over Friday. Chuck and Dixie went to River Falls to Chuck’s brother, Jim’s, getting together with Chuck’s seven sisters and brothers for family time. Cecil and Evelyn Melton had their Christmas party on New Year’s Day at the fellowship hall at the Wesleyan Church with 48 relatives gathering for soup, salad and dessert, along with lots of visiting. Get-well wishes go out to Evelyn who also has this terrible cold making the rounds, Cecil spent a couple of days in the hospital before Christmas and got home Christmas Eve day. Robin Melton spent the weekend with her folks, Cecil and Evelyn. Last Thursday morning found Mark and Noel Knoop, Bryan and Alecia heading for Illinois to spend time with Noel’s dad and wife, the Bob Newburgs, and also to visit with Noel’s two grandmothers. They came back home Sunday, Jan. 2. While there were gone Marv and Gladys and Phil Scheu held down the fort. Asking Marv Knoop how the fish were biting on Bashaw Lake, he said his son, Steve, was down Sunday fishing and had a camera that goes in the water and shows the fish. Steve says you drop your line in the water and don’t move it as the fish will come up to it and swim away. It’s patience time for those fish as some days they thumb their noses at the hook. They are now driving on Bashaw Lake. Not a lot of fishermen on the lake lately according to Marv. Christmas Day guests at Jim and Sandy Atkinson’s were their son, Jimmy, daughter Patty and Noel Beaufeaux and son Mitch and Kyle, and Kristen Williams, Kimmy, Jannah and Briann. Later they all enjoyed gift opening. Sunday found the Atkinson’s daughter, Lisa Otto, Marjorie and Charlie coming for dinner and gift opening. Lisa and Dan Otto take turns going to one parent’s house one year and the next to the other side. Tim and Sue Pederson came Christmas Day to Marie and Warren Quam’s to spend the holiday with the family, enjoying dinner together along with gift opening. They left for their home in Amherst Monday. Their daughters, Megan and boyfriend, and Stephanie and boyfriend visited relatives in the area also. Talking with Beth Crosby early Monday morning, she was busy baby-sitting for Tom and Sunshine’s three little ones while Sunshine got a break and helped milk. Beth tells she and Garry had all their children, Shorty and Melissa Crosby, Tyler and Katie Anne, Tom and Sunshine Crosby, Isaac, Josie and Alecia, and Chad and Ashley Crosby, Chase and Morgan over for Christmas Eve day, enjoying a big dinner, gift opening and good family time. Santa and Mrs. Claus also showed up at the right moment for the little ones. Thursday evening, Beth and Garry attended the visitation for their friend, Gayle Kirkreit Holst, 63, who passed away unexpectedly Dec. 28 of a heart attack. Gayle was a 1965 graduate of Shell Lake High school, graduating with Garry. Sympathy to the family. Chad and Ashley Crosby, Chase and Morgan were home for Christmas and also for New Year’s weekend. Chad did some work for his mom putting in a backsplash in her kitchen, which Beth says is just beautiful and will help her so much. New Year’s Day, Beth had all her family in for a huge fish fry. Also there were Jerry and Robin Denver and Gabby. Gene and Donna Crosby were at Garry and Beth’s on Sunday. Tyler and Katie Ann Crosby stayed overnight New Year’s Eve at Garry and Beth’s. My wish for everyone is that 2011 will be a wonderful year for all of us. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week! Please keep Sunshine in your special thoughts and prayers. As of Monday he was in critical care with no visitors allowed, only family members. We appreciate your prayers.


Washburn County court news

Dean J. Babin, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $100.00, probation, sent. withheld; resisting or obstructing an officer, $80.00, probation, sent. withheld; graffiti, $100, probation, sent. withheld. Robert E. Bogat, Chicago, Ill., disorderly conduct, $406.00, probation, sent. withheld. Ayisha Buari, Minneapolis, Minn., possession of THC, $263.50. David R. Butler, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $263.50. Patrick E. Heller, Crivitz, disturbing the peace, $263.50. Jacob J. Hill, Shell Lake, disorderly conduct, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Gordon J. Schlapper, Spooner, possess drug paraphernalia, $263.50. Kevin D. Schleicher, Hibbing, Minn., operating while revoked, $103.00, local jail, costs. Angel L. Seabrooke, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $263.50. Allan J. Wickware, Sarona, possess with intent, THC, $125.00, probation, sent. withheld; possession of methamphetamine, $125.00, probation, sent. withheld. Brad S. Allar, Hewitt, speeding, $175.30. Richard A. Alvin, Sarona, possess/loan/borrow another’s license, $303.30; possess unlicensed bobcat, fisher, otter, $606.00. Bradley S. Avery, Spooner, OWI, $817.50, license revoked 6 months, ignition interlock, alcohol assessment. Andrew C. Bartell, Spooner, nonregistration of vehicle, $263.50. Kristi L. Bodendorfer, Duluth, Minn., OWI, $741.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Kelsie R. Byrum, Birchwood, speeding, $175.30. Cory C. Cross, Hayward, keep open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $263.50; speeding, $175.30. Cole A. Davies, Spooner, discharge firearm from across highway, $217.90. Duane D. DeBoer, Spooner, place birdfeed devices accessible to deer, $243.00. Tanner R. Evitch, Birchwood, operate without valid license, $200.50. Harvey A. Fiedler, Minong, seat belt violation, $10.00. Gary M. Frankiewicz, Spooner, speeding, $175.30. Kodie M. Frazier, Rice Lake, operating a motor veNOTICE OF TOWN CAUCUS TOWN OF SARONA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the electors of the Town of Sarona, Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, that a Town Caucus for said town will be held at the Sarona Town Hall on Monday, January 10, 2011, at 7 p.m., to nominate candidates for the different town offices to be voted for at the Town Election to be held on the first Tuesday in April 2011. Victoria Lombard, Clerk 527987 20r WNAXLP WA S H B U R N C O U N T YF O R E S T R Y F O R E S TA DMIN IS T R A T O R 850 W. Beaverbrook Ave., Suite #4 Spooner, Wisconsin 54801 715-635-4490 Fax: 715-635-4493

Bids will be accepted until 3 p.m., January 19, 2011.

BID INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT: Washburn County Forestry 850 W. Beaverbrook Ave., Spooner, Wisconsin 54801

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hicle without insurance, $200.50. Sage M. Geddes, Birchwood, failure to yield right of way from stop sign, $175.30. Russell E. Hills, Spooner, place/transport loaded firearm in vehicle, $258.10. Keelea I. Hoff, High Bridge, speeding, $200.50; operate while suspended, $200.50. Jason L. Hole, Stone Lake, failure to validate or attach deer carcass tag, $387.25. Arthur J. Hurckman, Birchwood, possess/loan/borrow another’s license, $303.30. Andrew C. Johnson, Rice Lake, shine wild animal while possessing firearm, $544.50. Jeffery L. Kolba, Rice Lake, OWI, $741.50, license revoked 6 months, ignition interlock, alcohol assessment. Cody A. Korsan, Balsam Lake, place/transport loaded firearm in vehicle, $258.10. Howard P. Miller, OWI, $817.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. James W . Moravec, Sarona, operating while suspended, $200.50. David W. Nielsen, Elko, Minn., operate ATV without valid registration, $200.50. William J. Rowland, Sarona, shine wild animals while possessing firearm, $544.50. Gordon L. Schlapper, Spooner, drink open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $249.00. Hannah R. Steinke, Barron, speedometer violations, $175.30.


Notice is hereby given the Barronett Town Board shall hold its monthly Board meeting on Wed., Jan. 12, 2010, at 7 p.m., at the Barronett Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Road. The agenda shall be posted at least one (1) day prior to meeting. Patricia A. Parker, Clerk 528207 20r


AGING PROGRAMS DIRECTOR FULL TIME Washburn County is accepting applications for a fulltime Aging Disability Resources Center/Aging Programs Director. The position is responsible for the fiscal planning, management, administration, implementation and supervision of personnel and programs for the Unit on Aging and Aging Disability Resources Center to assure compliance with county, state and federal regulations and mandates. Other examples of work include: to support nutrition, transportation, supportive services, public benefits, information assistance and referral services for persons sixty years and older within Washburn County. Educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Work 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 range is $47,442 to $58,627 DOQ, with 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 (Ph. 715-468-4624, fax 715468-4628). Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, January 7, 2011. “EOE.” 527685 8-9b 19-20r

(Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY ASSOCIATED BANK, N.A., the contracted servicer of Federal National Mortgage Association Plaintiff, vs. SHANNON L. ROBERTS f/k/a SHANNON L. ALLARD BUNDE ROBERTS (Known Spouse of Shannon L. Roberts) U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, N.D. CHRIST NESS STATE OF WISCONSIN NEW DIMENSION CARPET, INC. ANDERSON, HAGER & MOE S.C. INDIANHEAD CREDIT UNION LAMPERT YARDS Defendants. Case No. 10 CV 118 Hon. Eugene D. Harrington Br. 1 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action on August 17, 2010, in the amount of $41,396.61, the Sheriff or his assignee will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: February 23, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. PLACE: In the North Entrance of Washburn County Courthouse, 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871. DESCRIPTION: The North 330 feet of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4), Section Three (3), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Thirteen (13) West, Town of Evergreen, Washburn County, Wisconsin. The East 33 feet subject to right of way for Cty. Road N. TAX KEY NO.: 65-020-2-39-1303-2 04-000-001000. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N7197 County Highway N, Spooner, WI 54801. TERMS: Cash; down payment required at the time of Sheriff’s Sale in the amount of 10% by cash, money order, cashier’s check or certified check made payable to the Washburn County Clerk of Courts; balance of sale price due upon confirmation of sale by Court. Property to be sold as a whole “as is” and subject to all real estate taxes, accrued and accruing, special assessments, if any, penalties and interest. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the Sale upon Confimation of the Court. Purchaser to pay the cost of title evidence. Terrence C. Dryden, Sheriff Washburn County, Wisconsin Plaintiff’s Attorney: Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. 500 Third Street, Suite 800 P.O. Box 479 Wausau, WI 54402-0479 715-845-8234 This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. This communication is from a debt collector.

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The Town Board of the Town of Dewey, Burnett County, Wisconsin, hereby provides its written notice to the public that a TOWN CAUCUS will be held on Sat., Jan. 22, 2011, at 1:30 p.m., at the Town Hall. 527991 20r WNAXLP Pam Brown, Clerk (Dec. 15, 22, 29, Jan. 5, 12, 19 STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY ROYAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. TODD L. TODD, JAN C. TODD, JOHN DOE TENANT #1 unknown tenant, Defendants. Case No. 10CV171 Case Code: 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of Judgment of Foreclosure and sale rendered in the above-entitled action on November 9, 2010, in the amount of $115,218.19, the undersigned Sheriff of Washburn County will sell at public auction at the north entrance of the Washburn County Courthouse in the City of Shell Lake, Wisconsin, on the 9th day of February, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., the real estate and mortgage premises directed by the Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: That part of Government Lot 9 of Section 16, Township 38 North, Range 11 West (in the Town of Madge), Washburn County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Beginning at a brass meander corner on the North section line of Section 16, on the West bank of Seymour Lake; thence South 8˚ 53’ East along the shore 111.20 feet; thence South 39˚ 01’ East along the shore 303.10 feet to a brass meander corner on the East line of Section 16; thence South 4˚ 41’; East along the Section line 963.40 feet to an iron stake; thence 86˚ 19’ West 234.50 feet to an iron stake on the East right-of-way line of Highway M; thence North 10˚ 27’ West along the East rightof-way line of Highway M, 1,329.85 feet to an iron stake; thence North 86˚ 30’ east along the North section line of Section 16, a distance of 191.10 feet to the place of beginning, including all land lying between the above description and the water’s edge of Seymour Lake. This description includes all of Government Lot 9, lying East of County Highway M. TAX KEY NOS: 65-028-2-38-1116-1-1-0020 The Grantor herein reserves a nonexclusive perpetual easement for themselves, their successor and/or assigns for ingress and egress for men, vehicles and utilities over the existing roadway. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N4096 Cty. Hwy. M, Sarona, Wis. THE TERMS OF SALE: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: A deposit of 10% of sale price to be deposited in cash or by certified check with the Sheriff at the time of sale; balance to be paid by cash or certified check upon confirmation of sale. Dated this 18th day of November, 2010. Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Christine A. Gimber Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, S.C. P.O. Box 1030 Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 715-839-7786 Attorneys for Plaintiff This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.


SPOONER — When State Patrol and other law enforcement officers are working on the side of the highway during a traffic stop or to assist a stranded motorist, they are constantly facing the grave danger of being hit by vehicles traveling at high speeds just a few feet away. This time of year can be particularly perilous. On icy roadways, officers, while inside or outside of their parked vehicles, are at risk of being struck by sliding and spinning vehicles when drivers lose control. To protect law enforcement officers, emergency responders, road maintenance workers and others who work on the side of roadways, Wisconsin has a Move Over Law. The law requires drivers to shift lanes or slow down in order to create a safety zone for a law enforcement vehicle, ambulance, fire truck, tow truck or highway maintenance vehicle that is stopped on the side of a road with its warning

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lights flashing. “On divided roads with multiple directional lanes, like interstate highways, you must move over to vacate the lane closest to the law enforcement or other emergency vehicle if you can safely switch lanes,” says Wisconsin State Patrol Captain Jeff Frenette of the Northwest Region. “If the road has a single directional lane or you can’t safely move over, you must reduce your speed.” Violating the Move Over Law can be expensive as well as dangerous. A citation costs $263.50 with three demerit points added to your license. Signs to remind motorists about the Move Over Law are posted on highways near main entry points to Wisconsin, which read: “State Law. Move Over Or Slow Down For Stopped Emergency Vehicles.” “Failure of motorists to move over or slow down is one of the major reasons that motor vehicle crashes kill more law enforcement officers on duty than any other cause,” says Frenette. “If motorists consistently move over when required, they will protect themselves, their passengers and our officers from needless crashes.” — from Wisconsin State Patrol


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Notice is hereby given that the Sarona Town Board will be meeting on Monday, January 10, 2011, following the Caucus which begins at 7 p.m., at the Sarona Town Hall. The agenda shall be posted one day prior to meeting. Victoria Lombard, Clerk 528209 20r WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that the Bashaw Town Board shall hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, immediately following the town caucus, at the Bashaw Town Hall. Agenda: Call meeting to order; minutes from December 7, 2010, town meeting; treasurer’s report; public input; permits/ applicatons; passage of ATV routes: Sand Road; truck/grader; set next meeting date; approve vouchers and adjourn meeting. A current agenda will also be posted at the following sites: Corner of Tozer Lake Rd. & Green Valley Rd., corner of Sand Rd. & Sunset Rd. and N3410 Sawyer Creek Rd., Shell Lake, WI 54871 (Town Hall) Lesa Dahlstorm, Clerk, Town of Bashaw 527990 20r

OPEN ADMISSION POLICY Statement for Terraceview Living Center, Inc.

It is the policy of Terraceview Living Center, Inc., Shell Lake, Wisconsin, to admit and to treat all residents without regard to sex, religion, age, race, color, national origin or physical challenge. The same requirements for admission are applied to all, and residents are assigned within the nursing home without regard to religion, age, race, color, national origin or physical challenge. There is not distinction in eligibility for, or in the manner of providing any resident service provided by or through the Living Center. All facilities of Terraceview Living Center, Inc. are available without distinction to all residents and visitors, regardless of sex, religion, age, race, color, national origin or physical challenge. All persons and organizations that have occasion either to refer residents for admission or recommend Terraceview Living Center, Inc. are advised to do so without regard to the residents’ sex, religion, age, race, color, national origin or physical challenge. Terraceview Living Center, Inc. 527989 20r is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Washburn County Zoning Committee will hold a business meeting Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 3:30 p.m., in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin.

NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING REZONE REQUESTS Rezoning requests have been filed with the Washburn County Zoning Office for changes in the zoning district. The public hearing will be held January 25, 2011, at 4 p.m., in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. BEAVER BROOK Township: Perlick Farms LLC, Sarona, Wisconsin. A request to rezone approximately 40 acres. Map #BB 566 – 40 acres SW 1/4 SE 1/4, Section 24-38-12, Town of Beaver Brook, approximately 40 acres of the property described above from Agriculture to Residential Agriculture to purchase residence from farm partnership.

PUBLIC HEARING CONDITIONAL USE REQUESTS Conditional use requests have been filed with the Washburn County Zoning Office. This public hearing will be held January 25, 2011, immediately following the rezoning requests, in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. SARONA Township: Allied Waste Industries, Inc., Sarona, Wisconsin. Map #SA 370 – 31.20 acres Govt. Lot 2; Map #SA 373 – 33.67 acres Part of NE 1/4 NW 1/4; and Map #SA 377 – 33.33 acres Part of SE 1/4 NW 1/4 all in Section 22-37-12, Town of Sarona, requesting to obtain a conditional use permit for a nonmetallic mining operation to obtain material to cap an existing landfill on a separate parcel. Pursuant to NR 135, the applicant has applied for a reclamation permit and has filed a reclamation plan, which is available for review at the Zoning Office. Interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard on both whether or not a conditional use permit should be granted for nonmetallic mining on the site indicated as well as for the purpose of presenting testimony on reclamation-related matters pertaining to NR 135 and County Code CH. 28. It must be understood, however, that the Committee lacks jurisdiction over the NR 135 permit, the decision as to which is made by staff of the County Zoning and Land and Water Conservation Departments under 28-28 of the County Code. Any testimony or evidence presented during the public hearing on the matter of the NR 135 Plan will be turned over to staff in charge of such decision for their consideration in relationship thereto. Interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard. The committee will deliberate in “Open Session.” Handicapped access is available through the south door; parking is near the door. This agenda and the subsequent meeting minutes are available in large type. If you need assistance, please call Lynn Hoeppner at 715-468-4600, prior to the meeting. 528109 20-21r WNAXLP Webster Macomber, Zoning Administrator

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(Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF PAUL SPEXET Order Limiting Time for Filing Claims and Determination of Heirship Case No. 10PR46 A petition has been filed for administration and determination of heirship of the decedent, whose date of birth was April 2, 1967, and date of death was June 10, 2010. The decedent died domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wis., with a post office address of: W4327 4th Ave., Spooner, WI 54801. IT IS ORDERED THAT: 1. Creditors’ claims must be filed with the court on or before March 14, 2011. 2. Heirship will be determined on the date set for hearing on the final account. BY THE COURT: Eugene D. Harrington Circuit Court Judge/Court Commissioner December 14, 2010 Kathryn zumBrunnen Attorney P.O. Box 96 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-3174

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TOWN OF BEAVER BROOK TOWN CAUCUS AND JANUARY MONTHLY MEETING Notice is hereby given that a Town Caucus special meeting of the Town of Beaver Brook will be held at the town hall on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. The regular January monthly meeting will follow the Caucus. Nancy Erickson Beaver Brook Clerk 528103 20r WNAXLP


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the electors of the Town of Barronett, in the County of Washburn, State of Wisconsin, that a Town Caucus for said Town will be held at the Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Road, in said Town on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at 10 a.m., to nominate candidates for the different Town offices to be voted for at the Town Election to be held on the first Tuesday in April of this year. Patricia A. Parker, Town Clerk 528208 20r WNAXLP


Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You can’t see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. You should test for radon. Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. Polk County serves as the Radon Information Center (RIC) for Burnett, Washburn, Douglas and Polk counties.

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Notice is hereby given that the Bashaw Town Board shall hold its caucus meeting on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., at the Bashaw Town Hall. Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk, Town of Bashaw 527988 20r WNAXLP

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(Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29, Jan. 5, 12) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY ASSOCIATED BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL J. SCHINDLER JOHN/JANE DOE SCHINDLER (an Unknown Spouse of Michael J. Schindler) BREMER BANK Defendants. Case No. 10-CV-43 Hon. Eugene D. Harrington BR. 1 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action on October 15, 2010, in the amount of $34,111.02, the Sheriff or his assignee will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: January 26, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. PLACE: In the North Entrance of Washburn County Courthouse, 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871. DESCRIPTION: Parcel 1: Part of the Southwest Quarter (SW1/4) of the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4), Section Twenty-one (21), Township Forty (40) North, Range Twelve (12) West, Town of Trego, Washburn County, Wisconsin, described as Lot One (1) of Certified Survey Map filed March 8, 1982, in Volume 5, on page 10 of Certified Survey Map No. 1025, Document No. 182924. Parcel 2: Part of the Southwest Quarter (SW1/4), Section Twentyone (21), Township Forty (40) North, Range Twelve (12) West, Town of Trego, Washburn County, Wis., described as Lot Two (2) of Certified Survey Map filed March 8, 1982, in Vol. 5, on page 10 of Certified Survey Map No. 1025, Document No. 182924. Parcel 3: The South One-half (S1/2) of the Southwest Quarter (SW1/4) of the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4), Section Twenty-one (21), Township Forty (40) North, Range Twelve (12) West, Town of Trego, Washburn County, Wis., EXCEPTING therefrom the East 659 feet thereof; TOGETHER with a prescriptive easement for ingress over that existing private road lying and being the Northerly 2 rods of the South One-half (S1/2) of the Southwest Quarter (SW1/4) of the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4) and ALSO TOGETHER with that easement for ingress and egress described in Warranty Deed as recorded in Volume 352 of Records, on page 624. TAX KEY NO. 65-042-2-40-1221-1 03-000-001000, 65-0422-40-12-21-1 03-000-002000, 65-042-2-40-12-21-1 03-000005000. PROPERTY ADDRESS: Barrett Road, Trego, WI 54888 TERMS: Cash; down payment required at the time of Sheriff’s Sale in the amount of 10% by cash, money order, cashier’s check or certified check made payable to the Washburn County Clerk of Courts; balance of sale price due upon confirmation of sale by Court. Property to be sold as a whole “as is” and subject to all real estate taxes, accrued and accruing, special assessments, if any, penalties and interest. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the Sale upon Confirmation of the Court. Purchaser to pay the cost of title evidence. Terrence C. Dryden, Sheriff Washburn County, Wisconsin Plaintiff’s Attorney: Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. 500 Third Street, Suite 800 P.O. Box 479 Wausau, WI 54402-0479 715-845-8234

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Laker Times AAA Youth Fishing contest

Rick Anderson poses with the children that came to learn about a great winter sport; even Santa showed up to relax and fish. The youth fishing contest is an annual event hosted by AAA Sports Shop and sponsored by area businesses.

Troy Bengtson with his two children, Alexis and Olivia, and their friends, Opal and Marcus Warren, had a great day on the lake.

The fish were biting, and in spite of the rain, Chase had a good time on the lake.

New to the sport, Sophia Belisle showed off one of the many sunfish she caught at the AAA Sports Shop Youth Fishing held Thursday, Dec. 30, on Spooner Lake.

Photos by Larry Samson

School menu

Breakfast Monday, Jan. 10: Juice, cereal, toast. Tuesday, Jan. 11: Fruit, cheese omelet, toast. Wednesday, Jan. 12: Juice, breakfast pizza. Thursday, Jan. 13: Fruit, pancakes. Friday, Jan. 14: Juice, yogurt, toast. Lunch Monday, Jan. 10: Chicken wrap, lettuce, cheese, green beans, peach slices. No Laker. Tuesday, Jan. 11: Submarine sandwich, lettuce, tomato, peas, pear slices. No Laker.

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Wednesday, Jan. 12: French toast, sausage patty, hash browns, applesauce. No Laker. Thursday, Jan. 13: Mozzarella dippers, lettuce salad or mixed vegetables, pineapple tidbits. Laker: Brat with kraut. Friday, Jan. 14: Meatball sandwich, corn, fresh fruit. Laker: Salad bar. Breakfast served each day for K-12 students. Whole-grain bread and buns and milk served with each meal. Laker sandwiches available to grades 7-12 only.

Six-year-old Alexis Bengtson stays warm and makes a fashion statement while ice fishing on Spooner Lake.

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A few samples of our favorite images of hat-wearing citizens of Washburn County by the Register’s awardwinning photojournalist, Larry Samson. Stacey Bernecker, Elena and Jenna Lester at the Spooner Rodeo Parade held Saturday, July 10.

Elizabeth Vanblaricom, a first-grader from Spooner Elementary School, came to the Bunny Breakfast wearing her new Easter bonnet.


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Haley Mott learns to shoot the compound bow at the Family Range Day Camp held Aug. 8.

Rowan Pruitt at the Exceptional Rodeo on July 8.


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