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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Vol. 120, No. 27• Shell Lake, Wisconsin

New DNR building project in Spooner will be “green”

by Regan Kohler SPOONER – Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Matt Frank announced the approval of a state-of-theart, “green” Northern Region Headquarters building in Spooner in a press conference Thursday, Feb. 18. Spooner is the regional headquarters for 18 of the northernmost counties in the state, housing the regional director and administrative staff for this area’s activities. The new building, with groundbreaking set to begin in late spring or early summer, will feature international green energy standards, including an under-the floor air system, native wood for construction materials and larger conference areas. It will also have more room for the 73 employees at the Spooner hub, as the current building does not have enough staff space, with some personnel using rented offices throughout the city. It will be located in the lot directly behind, or north of, the old building on Maple Street off Hwy. 70, and ready for occupants in late summer 2011. The current building is not energy efficient, according to the DNR, nor is it energy code compliant. According to DNR Northern Region Director John Gozdzialski, the building will meet or exceed requirements for a Gold Level certification of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System. This is an international standard that defines green buildings with common measurements that are integrated into the overall building design. This means that Spooner’s new building will have reduced energy usage; a high-efficiency heating and cooling distribution system through the use of natural gas; use of natural daylight for most of the interior lighting; rain gardens collecting storm water for the landscaped areas; and green materials used in the construction, among other things. Gozdzialski said Thursday morning that this new building will serve as a showpiece for renewable energy, “for decades to come.” “We work together … as a northwest regional community to get the job done,” Gozdzialski said. He said that the governor and his cabinet are national champions in conservation and renewable energy. Gozdzialski said that Spooner has had a DNR hub, with the fish hatchery, since 1916, and the new building will be done in time for the centennial of this hub. Frank said that the DNR has had a long partnership with Spooner, and the announcement that day “cements our partnership for decades to come.” He said that in the 2007-09 state budget, this building was generally approved, with the official approval having come the day before. “That’s just one step in the process,” he said. Frank said that this area has some of the greatest natural resources and features in the northern region, and he is very happy the DNR has a presence here. “This is going to set an excellent example,” he said. “We are working hard to be an energy leader. This will be a very sus-

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Elementary Olympics

Line judge and volunteer Karen Doby is astounded at the height that Madison Fogelberg got in the high-jump competition in the Olympics games held at Shell Lake Elementary School. More photos on page 19. — Photo by Larry Samson

A life-changing week

Knoop going to state

SPORTS See pages 10 - 12

by Diane Dryden HAITI/SHELL LAKE - One would imagine the majority of young men who have recently graduated from high school would have just about anything else on their minds instead of earning a wad of money and then using it to go to Haiti. Somehow, Nick Mueller and Sam Lagarde, Nick from Minnesota and Sam from right here in Shell Lake, both answered the call for help and headed out to this horribly ravaged island along with the Full Gospel medical team on Feb. 8. “It was dark in the Dominican when we arrived after a flight with several layovers,” Lagarde said. “We woke up in our luxury hotel and thought things were pretty nice. The other two teams didn’t arrive until nearly 10 a.m. due to bad weather flight delays. Once we were all gathered we started on our nine-hour drive into Haiti and then another hour until be reached Bon Repos, which is just north of Port-au-Prince.” For anyone who has been to any of the Caribbean Islands, you will remember there are no straight roads anywhere and

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Sam Lagarde and Nick Mueller spent one week in February that literally changed their lives. - Photo by Diane Dryden

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tainable building.” Frank said that LEED’s Gold Standard means Spooner is “committing to the highest principals” of energy savings. “The energy we waste in [the current] building is tremendous,” he said. With the new Clean Energy Jobs Act getting a lot of attention, Frank added, this will mean more jobs in the area. He said that about $16 billion annually is spent on energy in Wisconsin, so the plan is to take some of that amount and reinvest it in clean and renewable energy. By 2025, he said, the state’s goal is to get 25 percent of its energy from clean sources. Frank said that though it is a long path, “we’re excited to be a part of Department of Natural Resources it … to continue to have a state that pro- Secretary Matt Frank officially antects its natural resources.” nounced the new Spooner regional Mayor Gary Cuskey recalled spending building project Thursday, Feb. 18. his childhood playing in the woods where the new building will be located, Jobs Act put Wisconsin in the forefront of and said in high school, he spent time promoting the economy. Ian Griffiths of Berners-Schober Assoworking as a firefighter with the DNR. ciates, the architects, gave a presentation “We’re just so delighted,” he said of of the proposed 18,100-square-foot the project. Sen. Bob Jauch, whom Frank said has building, which features open-air cubibeen a great supporter of a strong envi- cles for employees and a lobby and cusronment and economy, said that no tomer service area. Griffiths joked that agency touches lives in northern Wiscon- the entry will have the “mandatory dead sin more than the DNR and its employ- animals,” as well as a frog tank. There ees. He added that they play the most will be an interpretive walking path important role in protecting the vital around the borders of the building for the public, with informational stations quality of life and preserving values. “We are blessed to live in the most about the rain gardens, wildlife and beautiful region of Wisconsin,” Jauch species. DNR programming and planning ansaid. “The building will symbolize the alyst Dave Daniels, who wrote up the future in energy conservation.” Since the building will be “green and project, led an outdoor presentation of gold,” he joked, Spooner’s DNR will be the new location. He said that the wood for the building will be harvested on-site, “Lambeau Field North.” With the urgency to act now to avoid with trees behind the building being refurther devastation of the air quality and moved to make room for the new center. The goal is to recycle about 70 percent climate, Jauch said, the Clean Energy


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Sen. Bob Jauch spoke of the energy DNR Northern Region Director John Gozdzialski introduced Thursday’s standards for the new DNR project speakers, which included the DNR Thursday. – Photos by Regan Kohler secretary, Spooner mayor, Sen. Jauch ment to use the under-the-floor air techand technical experts. nology. The old building will remain occupied of the old building, and to put it back into the construction industry, reducing until the construction is done. Frank said that the contractor bids for the amount going to landfills, Daniels the project have not yet gone out. Grifsaid. “The old building is going to be de- fiths said that any contractor in the state molished … and recycled as much as can apply, and added that they are enpossible,” he said. “These materials are couraged to hire locally. Daniels said that they expect to see bidding out in late going to go someplace beneficial.” Daniels also said that this building will March or early April of this year. be the first of its kind in state govern-

Register reporter wins awards

The talents of Register photographer/reporter Larry Samson were recognized by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association recently at the WNA’s 2010 annual convention in Madison. Samson won a first-place award among weekly newspapers throughout the state in the same division as the Register for his photo essay on the Spooner Rodeo last summer and a secondplace award for his sports page photos throughout 2009. Judges were members of the Illinois Press Association. Comments on Samson’s work by judges included “Good job getting action and a couple of moments good coverage of rodeo,” and “Color photos highlight the sports pages which show a breadth of sports coverage.” After being presented with the awards, Samson said, “I wish my mom was still here to see the awards.” Photo by Suzanne Johnson

Bank donates to hospice event David Haroldson, president and CEO of Shell Lake State Bank, presented Pat Neeley with a check for $500 to be used toward the Regional Hospice Spring Fling. Other major donors include a gas grill by Taylor Funeral Homes and a $500 shopping spree at Syren General Store. For information about Regional Hospice or the spring fling event, call 715— 635-9077. Photo submitted

Project receives recognition of service to rural community


MADISON — State Superintendent Tony Evers will recognize the project Sober Cruising, a cross-community collaboration project by New Paradigm Partners Inc. for the service it provides with regard to enriching the quality of life in rural Wisconsin. The Sober Cruising project identified assets within each of five participating communities and brought youth together for weekly events during the summer. The 40 participating middle

school youth swam in Birchwood, learned about a small movie theater in Bruce, discovered the interpretive center and trails near New Auburn, met retiree pilots in Shell Lake who took the youth for a test ride, raked leaves for older homeowners, and attended other teambuilding events, highlighting healthy, alcohol-free choices for youth within rural communities. Support of Sober Cruising has led to additional events during the year, plans

for a full summer, community connections for youth that teach and develop leadership and collaboration skills, and new partnerships including guitar lessons and an aviation club for youth. Jim Goodpaster, project coordinator for New Paradigm Partners Inc., nominated the project and attended the awards ceremony at the state Capitol in Madison on Feb. 22 along with other project coordinators and student representatives from the Birchwood, Shell

Relay for Life update

by Regan Kohler SPOONER – The Washburn County Relay for Life is drawing closer, with the dates set for June 4-5 at the Shell Lake High School track. At the relay committee’s meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16, a number of updates were given: • A recent mini-relay was held, for the first time, at Spooner Middle School in January. The students walked in the gym over a course of two weeks, raising over $2,000. St. Francis de Sales Catholic school is also planning a mini-relay for April 30. • The Mustangs hockey team held a fundraiser at a game Saturday, Feb. 13, raising $1,000 toward the event, while wearing pink. They are planning on having another. • The look-alike contest is on for the

second year in a row, in which a member from each team dresses up like a celebrity, and tries to see how much he or she can raise in an hour. Last year, Deb Ekern’s impression of Nancy Sinatra helped the relay receive a donation from the singer herself. • With the theme this year of Creating More Birthdays, One Step at a Time, the committee hopes to have each hourly theme lap based on something one celebrates, such as Valentine’s Day or Christmas. Teams wanting to host a lap are to sign up by May 1. • The committee would like to see past honorary chairs recognized at the event by a boutonniere or corsage, as they are “celebrating another birthday,” Chair Steve Clay said. The honorary chair is a cancer survivor who speaks at the opening ceremony each year about his or her

by Regan Kohler SPOONER – The Recycling Control Commission is working to get the word out for options for area businesses. At a meeting Monday, Feb. 22, in the Northwest Regional Planning Commission offices, Spooner, hazardous waste program director Bill Welter said that single-stream recycling is now offered for businesses. Single-stream allows most recyclable materials to be placed into one collection area, as they will all be sorted once they arrived at the landfill. The public recycling bins at NWRPC

are for residential only, though Welter said businesses are still dropping theirs off despite it being prohibited. This is causing high pull charges, as with the amount a business deposits, the number of pickups increase. Welter said that many businesses may be unaware that they can get special single-stream recycling bins from contractors now. “You’ve got options,” he said. The RCC is continuing to look into ways for businesses to have their own recycling program and are working to educate the public more on what is available.

Last week, department heads Brad Pederson, Clint Stariha, Jeff Parker and I sat down to review our progress on implementing Shell Lake’s Comprehensive Plan. When I was talking with Shell Lake resident Hal Hansen, he suggested that I share the city’s accomplishments. He even suggested a title for it: The Nitty Gritty of the City. Following are a few highlights of the comprehensive plan objectives we’ve accomplished. In the area of housing, we have enabled incomeDonna eligible property owners to make Barnesneeded repairs on Haesemeyer their homes with the assistance of the city’s CDBG revolving loan fund. The Schoolview and Corbit’s Corner additions improved the availability of affordable housing. We have removed several substandard houses and replaced them, with the cooperation of Indianhead Community Action Agency’s Fresh Start Program, with new homes that enhance the value of the neighborhoods and provide affordable housing for residents who might other-

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen issued the following statement regarding the passage of Assembly Bill 515 by the Wisconsin State Assembly: “I would like to commend the Wisconsin State Assembly on passing an important bill to protect children. Under today’s law, recklessly causing great bodily harm to a child carries less penalty than the same conduct with an adult victim. This is backward. Children depend on adults for their protection and are more vulnerable to injury when an adult acts recklessly. Those who recklessly cause great bodily injury to children should face a greater penalty. That’s what this bill does, and I am glad the

wise be unable to become homeowners. We have improved transportation within the city by completing two major street reconstructions within the past two years. With a federal grant, we resurfaced the runway of Shell Lake’s airport. We are promoting walking and biking in Shell Lake in both the Safe Routes to School and the Energy Independent Communities plans that are under way. In partnership with the city, the Shell Lake Lions Club is proposing to improve a section of Shell Lake’s walking/biking trail. We continue to promote and improve our public facilities and utilities. The Lions Club and the lakefront committee deserve much of the credit for building the community center, the pavilion and the picnic shelters that draw people to Shell Lake. These public facilities stimulate revenue at the campground and at Shell Lake local businesses. During the past two years we have undertaken a number of energy-saving projects that have also saved the taxpayers money. Our partnerships with Focus on Energy and the state of Wisconsin as one of its Energy Independent Communities have created opportunities to save energy and money. Our outstanding natural resources are our greatest assets, and we have been vigilant in protecting the quality of our lakes and wetlands. In 2009, we received a lake protection grant that has enabled us to conduct a phosphorous study of Shell Lake as well as undertake

stormwater control projects in the industrial park and memorial park. We also received a three-year grant that funds our invasive species program, which remains a model for the rest of the state. Additionally, we received a U.S. Fish and Wildlife grant for wetland wildlife habitat enhancement. Shell Lake has enhanced its reputation for arts and culture. Both the Shell Lake Arts Center and Theatre in the Woods have received recognition and support from the Wisconsin Arts Board. Private enterprises like the Potter’s Shed and the art show in July draw residents and tourists in ever greater numbers. Economic Development is a top priority. Shell Lake was recently awarded a planning grant for downtown revitalization, which is crucial to support the city’s industrial and service sectors. An ad hoc committee is presently planning for future industrial and business sites within our community. We applied for grants in both 2009 and 2010 to undertake an upgrade of our wastewater treatment plant that will enable us to accommodate future expansion. While we have accomplished a great deal in the past two years, it is time to look at the future needs outlined in the comprehensive plan. Given projected growth, Shell Lake will require an estimated 421 acres of residential land by 2025. An additional 61 acres of commercial land and 50 acres of industrial land will be required. At the same time, we need to protect open space within our

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experiences; this year’s is Trudy Druschba. • The committee is looking for a team development coordinator and registration chair to help out the night of the event. • Teams have until April 29 to register, which can be done online at wi. Anyone recruiting a new team has the chance to win a fleece jacket or sleeping bag. Clay encourages teams from all over

Lake, New Auburn, Northwood and Luck school districts. “The small towns and rural communities that dot Wisconsin’s landscape make valuable contributions to our state’s heritage,” Evers said. “The talented individuals and organizations accepting Stand Up for Rural Wisconsin awards have made a commitment to their schools, libraries and communities.” — from WDPI

the county to sign up, as they would like to have more teams from Minong and Birchwood involved in the event. The goal this year is 30 teams and to have 70 survivors present during the relay. American Cancer Society staff partner Colleen Carter announced her retirement Tuesday night, saying a new partner, who has worked with ACS for a long time, will be coming on in April. The next committee meeting is Thursday, March 11, at 6 p.m. in the Faith Lutheran Church, Spooner.

Attorney general praises passage of bill

Thanks Washburn County sheriff and district attorney

Legislature is fixing this problem. “I would especially like to thank Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden and Washburn County District Attorney J. Michael Bitney, who brought this matter up at a Washburn County law enforcement roundtable I held with Rep. Hubler and Sen. Jauch a year and a half ago. After that roundtable, our offices worked together on this legislation, and I thank Rep. Hubler for her continued support of the bill and shepherding it through the Assembly. “In addition, I would like to thank Reps. Kleefisch and Vos for their amendment providing for truth-in-sentencing for those who cause reckless injury to a child. “I look forward to continued movement of this bill through the legislative process.” — from the office of Attorney General Van Hollen

community. By 2012, twice as many people will be retiring from the workforce as entering it. It may be difficult to comprehend during a period of high unemployment, but right around the corner awaits a serious shortage of workers that will challenge the industrial, commercial and service sectors of our economy. While challenging, it is also a time of opportunity for Shell Lake. Building upon our strengths, our past successes, and a vision for the future, Shell Lake can expand its economy while enhancing and preserving its resources and natural beauty. ••• We need your participation in important surveys that you will soon receive in the mail. The first is a survey of your opinions on downtown Shell Lake. This survey is an important part of our downtown revitalization plan and your opportunity to provide direct input. Please take time to share your thoughts and ideas and return the confidential survey to Northwest Regional Planning Commission. The U.S. census survey will also be delivered shortly. Information from the census is used in many ways, not only to determine the population of Shell Lake, but also to determine eligibility for many state and federal funding programs. The census survey has been greatly simplified, and your participation is vital for the future of Shell Lake.


Letters to the editor Regarding a letter to the editor in the Washburn County Register on Feb. 3 by Steve Carlson, I would ask this question, did you watch Glenn Beck to be critical or learn where mistakes were made by our previous leaders and other countries that follow their own agendas? President Obama was critical in his State of the Union address of the justices

Hurtful or helpful

of the highest court in our country. What I understand is they are not required to attend. They do it out of respect for the president. I criticize our leaders for doing too little or too much too late. Our founding fathers bled and died for us and future generations to have the freedom to criticize through our Consti-

tution and the Bill of Rights. There is so much technology out there for us to seek the truth and facts before we criticize. What we should ask ourselves, is our criticism helpful or hurtful? Evelyn Melton Shell Lake

Beekeeping informational meeting

SPOONER – An informational meeting for experienced, beginner or those interested in beekeeping is scheduled for Wednesday, March 3, starting at 6 p.m. at the Sand Lake Town Hall, north of Stone Lake. Gary Reuter, from the University of Minnesota’s renowned beekeeping program and co-author of “Beekeeping in Northern Climates,” will be the featured speaker. According to Kevin Schoessow, area

agriculture development agent for UWExtension, there has been an increased interest and demand for beekeeping information in recent years. Reuter will discuss the requirements for raising bees in northern Wisconsin including the importance of bee selection, equipment and bee health. Following Rueter’s talk there will be a discussion about forming a local beekeepers club or group to help both beginning and more experienced

beekeepers share information and provide mentoring. This meeting is open to the public and free of charge. The Sand Lake Town Hall is located at the intersection of Hwy. 70 and CTH A and AA north of Stone Lake. For more information contact Kevin Schoessow at the Spooner Area UW-Extension office at 800-5281914 or 715-635-3506.

with all the hills and twist, travel time is easily doubled or tripled over crow-fly time. And because of the late start, they also arrived in Haiti when the sun was setting, but they had started to notice that even in the Dominican, the closer they drove to the border, the more primitive the towns got. “More like huts,” they said. Their beds that night were on the second floor of the school/orphanage where they would work most of the following week. This building stayed standing because it was built with engineering help from Americans. It was a regular dorm, and the people who usually slept in the beds were now sleeping outside; not because they were overly polite, but out of fear of another earthquake. “And something we didn’t expect,” Mueller said, “was that even though each of our beds had mosquito netting, if you got your arms or legs anywhere near the netting you would end up looking like you had the measles. We both came home with lots and lots of bites.” The nights were also very noisy. “We had brought along ear plugs, but even they didn’t help,” Mueller said. “Mangy, starving dogs barked all night, and pigs made their rounds through the garbage, and by 4 a.m., all the many roosters began to crow, and they squawked for easily two hours. There is no end to the animals that run free because any would-be thief would have their hands cut off if they tried to take them.” Both young men had been warned about the overwhelming stench of death and were surprised when it wasn’t as bad as they had been told, then they realized that it had been almost a month since the earthquake hit and many of the bodies had been buried, some in mass graves that locals called the “killing fields.” But the smell of garbage was overwhelming. “There were huge piles all over, and the flies were crawling over the mounds of refuse, human waste and other dead things,” said Mueller. “It smelled rotten, bitter and sulfuric; I don’t think I’ll ever forget that smell.” Lagarde was there as basic grunt work for a day helping to rebuild a security wall and then medical traffic director the rest of the time. Mueller not only was drafted into the medical teams efforts, he also documented the trip and the conditions in order to make a DVD for everyone who contributed money; the team

wants everyone to see and hear what the conditions are and where their money went. Originally, Mueller had his eye on becoming a filmmaker, but now he’s seriously looking into more worthy causes. Lagarde had a future outlook where the study of physiology played a big part, but after helping to save a baby’s life and seeing the difference the medical team made, is considering going into the medical field. “One day a mother came into our makeshift clinic with her 4-day-old baby wrapped in lots of blankets,” said Lagarde. “Even with the high heat and humidity in Haiti, the baby was only minutes from death, and the baby already looked dead, but the medical team took over and saved the baby’s life … that really impacted me and gave me a lot to think about.” Mueller adds that it was “a major adrenalin rush to see a baby that was almost dead, white and hardly breathing, be brought back to life.” The first day on the job, the team treated several hundred people, the next day there were at least 300 people and the third day there were 600. In all the team saw over 1,400 before they ran out of medicine. Many of the cases involved dehydration, infections, pain and secondary medical needs. “There was one guy that came with a huge gash in his head from front to back that he’d gotten from a cement block falling on him. Some medical team had stapled it all together weeks ago, but there was no aftercare available until he found us. He probably would have died if he’d left it untreated,” Lagarde explained. The team traveled from Bon Repos farther north to Cabaret where they ran the clinic from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., always having to turn people away at the end of the day. “The only place we saw any results of efforts being made by independent organizations was south of Port-au-Prince, in a town named Petit-Goave. Being right on the southernmost coast, they had also been hit with a tsunami after the earthquake, but with concentration of reconstruction and cleaning, things look pretty good there,” Lagarde said. Even though one third of the government officials lost their lives in the quake, you have to wonder what the ones left are doing because thousands of people are still hungry and have no water. People are dying of starvation and infections. According to Haiti’s president, it will be four years before the rubble is cleared from this Jan. 12 quake.

Seeing the rainy season and the hurricane season are right around the corner, there seems to be little hope for this little nation. For a country steeped in voodoo, there was a presidential mandate while the team was there that there would be a three-day prayer and fast and a huge parade celebrating Jesus. It was difficult to know if this was a political move to appease the citizens, but they took it seriously. “It wasn’t just the land that was shaken,” said Lagarde, “people everywhere were looking to God.” Lagarde continued, “The lines are even longer now for anything that’s offered, and there is often cutting in line that causes fighting and patience is running thin. We ate MREs, meals ready to eat, and we made sure they were eaten inside. We felt too guilty to eat this pasta concoction that’s in one sealed plastic bag with water and chemicals in a second bag. When the chemicals get wet by the water, they get hot and that’s what heats the pasta in the other bag that’s now immersed in the water bag. We passed lots of these out, along with water, but we got to feel guiltier every time we put anything into our mouths or took even took a sip of water. “We were called blah wherever we went because that meant white, and they associated white people with help. We gave a ‘dinner’ for 300 people who hadn’t eaten in nine days and 3,000 showed up. When we were in Costa Rica on a layover, there were signs everywhere about helping their neighbor Haiti. When we laid over in the U.S., there were none. It’s as though Americans are already finished helping. Maybe they should go into Haiti and see the graffiti which reads. ‘In the USA we trust,’ or ‘USA is the best.’” These young men were quite reluctant to leave and would gladly have stayed all summer if asked. They‘ve talked about nothing but Haiti since coming back and are both looking forward to working hard and saving everything they can for a possible return trip in September. Mueller said, “The work in Haiti is far from being done, and now we both have a personal interest in what’s happening there because these people have become our friends. Coming home to the luxury we have here in the U.S. makes us see how much we have and how truly bored we are with it all. In Haiti we worked together with the medical team to save lives, to dispense medicine and food and water, here …”

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Guitarist Phil Heywood live at the Quam SHELL LAKE — Acoustic guitar fans are excited that Phil Heywood is returning to the Quam Theatre with his wideranging grooves and dynamic tone. His finger-style playing on the six-string, with occasional vocals, moves with a narrative pace through an earthy mix of original instrumentals from the folk/blues song bag. Heywood’s rootsy sources bubble to the surface in a way that is totally organic, never pedantic, and which as one fan put it, is bound to “make your ears smile.” Heywood has recorded five CDs: “Some Summer Day” (1990), “Local Joe” (1996), “Circle Tour” (2000), “Banks of the River” (2003), and “You Got To Move” (2008). What one inspired critic wrote of “Local Joe” applies equally to each of Heywood’s CDs: “Acoustic guitar fans should consider this recording a must have ... Heywood gives us all something to enjoy for a long time.” (Music Reviews Quarterly) For more on Heywood visit his Web site, Reservations for the Saturday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. performance may be made by calling 715-468-4387 or visiting The Erika Quam Memorial Theatre is located at 605 1st Street, Shell Lake. — submitted

Academic news

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The following area students have made the dean’s list for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus 2009 fall semester. Students on the list all achieved a grade-point average of 3.66 or higher while taking 12 or more. Barronett: Alex J. Mazurek, College of Liberal Arts; Shell Lake: Leah A. Eichhorst, College of Liberal Arts; Anthony L. Mikula, College of Biological Sciences; Spooner: Susan C. Damman, College of Liberal Arts; Carrie L. Krueger, College of Liberal Arts; Jennifer A. Pederson, College of Biological Sciences; and Shelby J. Seckora, College of Biological Sciences. — from MinnesotaLink ••• SUPERIOR — Cortney Tripp, Shell Lake, has earned a Master of Science in education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Degrees were conferred by Chancellor Julius Erlenbach at the university’s winter commencement ceremony held Dec. 19, 2009. — from WisconsinLink •••

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Dr. Lee Jacobson to travel on eye-care mission CUMBERLAND — Dr. Lee Jacobson, a family eye doctor in practice at the Jacobson Advanced Eye Care clinics in Cumberland and Frederic, will travel to Sahuaripa, Mexico, on March 6 to provide eye care and vision care to those who are below poverty level and have no access to eye care. Jacobson’s wife, Judy, will be joining him in his volunteer mission to Sahuaripa which is one of several farming and ranching communities in the mountains east of Hermosillo. As a member of Volunteer Optometric Services To Humanity, Jacobson will be joining other optometrists to help sustain ongoing eye care in this underdeveloped area. Supplies such as thousands of pairs of prescription glasses are compiled for each trip. These are all donated by patients, volunteers, Lions Clubs and other optometrist offices and VOSH groups.


Oreo, a short and fun-to-pronounce name, is my favorite store-bought cookie. This sandwich cookie debuted in February 1912. Manufactured by Nabisco, this is one of the best-selling cookies and was originally called Oreo Biscuit. The Oreo has Suzanne several varieties. To me the best is the Johnson original — two chocolate disks with a cream filling between. Double

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Stuf isn’t too bad either. Cool mint and peppermint are OK. But why mess with the real thing? I recently tried the peanut butter ones, and well, let’s just say, why mess with the original? Then there is the Uh-OH where the wafers are vanilla and the cream filling is chocolate. Those aren’t too bad. I don’t think I will sample the banana split crème Oreo. Even though I like bananas, I don’t care for things that are banana flavored. Since I prefer cookies to cake, I haven’t even been tempted to try Oreo Cakesters. I have not tried the sugar-free or reduced-fat versions of the cookie or the fudge-covered Oreos. With that statement, it sounds like I would be analyzed as one that takes the middle road. Writing about Oreos makes me crave eating one. Well, actually more than one. So, I have to ask you, “Got Milk?”

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Before the glasses are packed for VOSH trips, they are sorted, neutralized — checked for prescription strength — and catalogued. Jacobson and this VOSH team expect to see more than 2,000 patients in their weeklong mission. State VOSH organizations share volunteering staffing for trips, and VOSH always attempts to bring enough optometrists so that eye diseases like glaucoma and conditions such as eyelid growths and environmental irritations can be treated along with vision correction. “The appreciation that people express is tremendous and gives so much meaning to what we do,” said Jacobson. “Often we provide the only opportunity people have in their lifetime to receive eye care. People will come from miles away and stand in line all day long with-


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out food or water, and they’re so thankful,” he said. The temporary clinics set up by sponsoring groups, such as a Lions Club, Rotary Club or church, and coordinated on site by the VOSH team, are always crowded. When the news that free

Savannah Soltis

Junior Miss Shell Lake candidate by Regan Kohler SHELL LAKE – Savannah Soltis, 11, is the third Junior Miss Shell Lake candidate to be featured for the pageant, Rhythm Revolution, Saturday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in the arts center. Soltis is a fifth-grader at Shell Lake, the daughter of Steve Soltis and Tammy Glover and the sister of Laycee Glover and Katey and Sebastian Soltis. In school, she enjoys playing the trombone in band, as well as art and gym classes. She loves to read, play basketball, create pottery, ice skate, swim and go fishing. Her favorite animals are bunnies, lizards and horses, and she has a cat, dog and fish. After high school, she hopes to attend college to become a fashion designer and already has creative ideas for the formal dress she will wear the night of the pageant. Soltis decided to run for Junior Miss Shell Lake, which is a new category this year for fifth- and sixth-graders, after she participated in the Little Miss Shell Lake pageant in second grade. “I thought it’d be fun to do it again,” Soltis said. She added that being Junior Miss Shell Lake would be an “awesome experience.” She loves living in Shell Lake, saying it is a nice town that she feels anyone would love to live in. The Junior Miss Shell Lake girls will take part in individual interviews with

Register Memories

1950 - 60 years ago

1970 - 40 years ago

• Births announced at the Shell Lake hospital were Thomas Lane, to Mrs. Glen Parker; Robert James, to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hall; LaVerne Russell, to Mr. and Mrs. John Allar; and a son to Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Jacobs. • The Shell Lake High School cagers finished their regular season with a record of 16 wins and two defeats, to make it one of the best seasons in the history of the school. • A crowd of over 250 people attended the annual Shell Lake Farmers Day sponsored by the chamber. Speakers included Myron Johansen, Arthur Strommen, C.L. Blakeslee and Dr. M.L. Houston. • Dr. and Mrs. Richard Davis entertained the staff of Shell Lake hospital at a Chinese dinner.

• Frank Besse, 75, Shell Lake, veteran skier, was still racing. • First-place winners in the farm safety poster contest received $1. Winners for first grade were Fritz Welster, first place; Denise Krantz, second; and Matthew Livingston, third. Second-grade winners were Douglas Henderson, first; Dariel Elliott, second; and Kim Knoop, third. Third grade winners were Janice Harr, first; Steve Knoop, second; and Jill Stewart, third. Fourth-grade winners were David Moen, first; Nancy Haugland, second; and Mike Bitney, third. • A fluorescent light fixture blew up and started a fire in the ceiling of Wendell’s office at Wendell’s Shell Station. • Bobby Mercier received a broken leg in a snowmobile accident.

• New arrivals at the Shell Lake Memorial Hospital were Randal Richard, born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lehmann, Barronett; Linda Suzette, born to Mr. and Mrs. Merle Moyer, Hayward; and Joyce Ann, born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rydberg, Shell Lake. • A heart-fund benefit basketball game was held in Shell Lake between Shell Lake-Spooner and Gorton Brothers Jewelers of Eau Claire. • The grand opening of John Dahlstrom’s automatic laundry was held. The laundry was located in the Barney Hansen building next door to the Downtown Standard Filling Station. • The Shell Lake Boat Company, Lund Agency and Masterjohn’s Lakeview Pharmacy entertained the Shell Lake basketball team to a steak dinner at Tiptown.

• Bob Washkuhn was named No. 1 fan of the Shell Lake Lakers. • Rick Roeser, Ed McGraw, Tom and Dan Elliott were the first wrestlers in Shell Lake history to make it to the state wrestling tournament in Madison. • It was Girl Scout cookie time. If you hadn’t been contacted by a Girl Scout to place your order, you were encouraged to contact Patti Naglosky or Gloria Carlson. • Welcomed into the Excella 4-H Club were Chris Hopke, Scott Kies, Eddie Hoernke, Tracy Schutz, Kelly Strand, Nancy Strand, Kevin Degner and Candy Elliott.

1960 - 50 years ago

glasses will be given away travels, the rush is on, and planning can include keeping the clinic location undisclosed until it opens. Dr. Jennifer Jacobson Turcott is planning a similar mission to Africa in April. — from Jacobson Advanced Eye Care

1980 - 30 years ago

1990 - 20 years ago

• Members of the Shell Lake wrestling squad were Steve Flach, Nathaniel Melton, Andy Kidder, Joe Kidder, Matt Prochnow, Jerred Farley, Scott Farley,

Savannah Soltis. – Photo by Barb Ray

the judges beforehand and perform a dance in the pageant, then answer a final question onstage in their formal wear. Soltis said that rehearsing the dance, which will be to the song “Rhythm is a Dancer” by Snap, has been one of the best parts so far, though the interviews have been good, too. In addition to the title, the girls have the chance to win first or second junior princess. Soltis is being sponsored by the Shell Lake Pharmacy and AmericInn.

Ken Ailport, Troy Farley, Jay Anderson, Rodney Lawrence, Tom Schultz, Ty Hopke, Barry Stellrecht and Paul King. • Washburn County was contemplating purchasing Lake Area Landfill near Sarona. • Washburn County Clerk Jack Brown presented Dale Blanchette and Jerri Barrett with a heart-shaped cheese tray on behalf of the Tri-County Dairy Promoters who donated five cheese trays to couples filing for marriage licenses in Washburn County during February. • Shell Lake city crews were busy with snow removal after 9 inches of snow fell causing local schools to be closed.

2000 - 10 years ago

• Colleen Mock, Miss Shell Lake, attended the St. Paul Winter Carnival. • Playing girls junior high basketball were Sadie Christ, Bethany Stellrecht, Laura Alt, Megan Hotchkiss, Emily Bakker, Liz Richey, Jessica Hulne, Brenna Organ, Teri Mancl, Katie Richter, Stephanie Kusilek, Amanda Burton, Krista Hansen, Kelsey Bennett, Bobbi Bergquist, Jasmine Dahlstrom, Jill Oostdyk, Rachael Baldocchi, Julie Scheu, Tiffany Spears, Courtney Bruce and Amanda Leckel. • Jared Kidder, 135 pounds, placed third at the wrestling sectionals. • During the February regular monthly meeting of the Shell Lake City Council, the council approved a proposal to offer lot 4 in the industrial/business park to Randy and Barb Larson of KRB Tool Inc.



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The Shell Lake After-School Program needs volunteers to help: • Knitting or crocheting, once a week or once a month from 5:15 to 6 p.m. • Homework help from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Monday, Tuesday or Thursday with first- through sixth-graders. • Readers Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, to read to any student K-6 from 4:15-4:45 p.m. or from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. For more information, call Kris Brunberg at 715-468-1206, ext. 1205. ••• Terraceview Living Center, looking for volunteers to help quilt tote bags, Monday afternoons, starting at 1 p.m., at Terraceview. ••• The Shell Lake Public Library is in need of a 10th- to 12thgrade student volunteer. Those interested would need to commit to a regular schedule and be motivated. This experience would look great on a college application. Please call Beth at 714-468-2074 for more information. ••• Indianhead Community Action Agency is looking for volunteers to help out in their thrift store and food pantry. Food pantry volunteers must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. ICAA appreciates help, whether it be for a couple of hours or days per week. Please stop in to their location at 608 Service Rd. and pick up an application or call 715-635-3975 for more information. Background checks are required for all volunteers. ••• The Washburn County Area Humane Society is looking for volunteers for the following activities: • Event planner to coordinate fundraising activities for the upcoming year. • Person to write thank-you notes to donors. • Person with computer skills to maintain membership and mailing lists For more information, call Penny at 715-635-4720 or e-mail ••• Happy Tonics needs volunteers to grow seed. Happy Tonics Inc. has ordered 1,000 butterfly weed seeds. Common milkweed has been slow to start in the habitat and the butterfly needs milkweed. Milkweed, the host plant of the monarch, is the only plant the female will deposit her eggs on. Butterfly weed prefers sandy soil, which is the habitat’s soil. Want to give a hand? Give Mary Ellen Ryall a call, 715-4682097, or e-mail


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Tuesday, March 2 • Rice Lake Area Grief Support Group will begin with six weekly sessions from 6-7:30 p.m., at the Lakeview Medical Center. Preregistration required. Call 715-236-6247. • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge No. 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, March 3 • Washburn County HCE meeting at UW-Extension meeting room, 9:30 a.m. • Unit on Aging, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Free soup and sandwiches, Church of the Nazarene, 5:30 p.m. Call 715-635-3496 to confirm. All welcome. Donations accepted. Thursday, March 4 • Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting. • 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. Saturday, March 6 • Phil Heywood in concert, 7:30 p.m., at the Erika Quam Theatre, Shell Lake. Call 715-468-4387 or more information. Tuesday, March 9 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. All stay-athome or part-time-working moms welcome with their children. Wednesday, March 10 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. Thursday, March 11 • 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. • Free breast-feeding classes, 1:30 p.m., Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm Street, Spooner. Sponsored by Washburn County Health Department. Please call Washburn County Health Department at 715-635-4400 to register or for additional information. • Second-annual Winter Environmental Film Festival, sponsored by Happy Tonics Inc., at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College, 13466 Trepania Road, Hayward, noon. Film “America’s Lost Landscape.” Meal at noon, speaker at 12:30 p.m. and film at 1 p.m. Free and open to the public. Registration or questions, contact Mary Ellen Ryall, 715-468-2097. Friday, March 12 • Second-annual Winter Environmental Film Festival, sponsored by Happy Tonics Inc., at 1 p.m., Lakeland Manor, 201 2nd Avenue, Shell Lake. Environmental Film “Incredible Journey of the Butterflies.” Award-winning film by NOVA and shot in stunning detail. Event open to residents and seniors. Registration or questions, contact Mary Ellen Ryall, 715-468-2097. Monday, March 15 • Second-annual Winter Environmental Film Festival, sponsored by Happy Tonics Inc., at 6:30 p.m., Northwood School, Hwy. 53, Minong. Films: “Risky Business” and “Not for Sale.” RSVP 715-4664692, ext. 501. Open to the public. Registration or questions, contact Mary Ellen Ryall, 715-468-2097. • 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. Tuesday, March 16 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge No. 221 will meet at 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, March 17 • Games and activities, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center.





Thursday, Feb. 25 • The Shell Lake American Legion will meet at 6:30 p.m., at the Shell Lake Senior Center. • Shell Lake VFW will meet at 7 p.m., at the Shell Lake Senior Center. Friday, Feb. 26 • Washburn County Genealogical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m., at the city hall meeting room, 501 1st St., Shell Lake, library building. The genealogy program will be the person who most influenced you in life. The public is welcome to attend. Saturday, Feb. 27 • Free community breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. Sunday, Feb. 28 • Sing-Along with Glenview to the “Sound of Music” fundraiser, 2 p.m., Palace Theatre, Spooner.


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• Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 4 p.m., at the library, 501 1st St., Shell Lake. The public is welcome. Thursday, March 18 • The Washburn County Humane Society open board meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the state patrol headquarters in Spooner. Call 715-6354720 for more information. • Second-annual Winter Environmental Film Festival, sponsored by Happy Tonics Inc., at 2 p.m., Spooner Health System Activity Department, 819 Elm St., Spooner. Film “In the Company of Wild Butterflies.” Open to residents, friends and family. Registration or questions, contact Mary Ellen Ryall, 715-468-2097. • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting will be provided. • The Shell Lake Economic Development Corporation will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the city council chambers in the Shell Lake City Hall. • Town and Country Days Meeting, 6 p.m., Shell Lake City Hall meeting room. Saturday, March 20 • Second-annual Winter Environmental Film Festival, sponsored by Happy Tonics Inc., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Northwood School, Hwy. 53, Minong. New Ventures Garden Seminar. Happy Tonics will exhibit: Environmental education programs and the Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Shell Lake. RSVP 715-466-4692, ext. 501. Monday, March 22 • Second-annual Winter Environmental Film Festival, sponsored by Happy Tonics Inc., at 6:30 p.m., Northwood School, Hwy. 53, Minong. Film: “Incredible Journey of the Butterflies.” RSVP 715-4664692, ext. 501. $3 per person. Thursday, March 25 • The Shell Lake American Legion will meet at 6:30 p.m., at the Shell Lake Senior Center. • Shell Lake VFW will meet at 7 p.m., at the Shell Lake Senior Center.


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. • Monday and Thursday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Daily fee includes lunch and a program of crafts, exercise, games, music, quiet time, etc. For more information, call 715-635-4367. • First Friends Playtime, 10 a.m. to noon, Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm Street, Spooner. 715-635-4669. All families welcome. Snack provided. There is no fee to attend. • First and third Monday: Celebrate Recovery – Life Connections is a Christ-centered recovery program. Meetings take place each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Life Center at Spooner Wesleyan Church, Hwy. 70 West. For more information, call 715635-2768. Tuesday: Birth to Three Playgroup, 10-11:30 a.m., Lakeland Family Resource Center, Spooner. Casual and fun time for parents and children to meet, play and enjoy music with others. Snack provided. • Ala-Teen meets at 6:30 p.m. in the New Life Christian Center in Rice Lake. Use the back entrance. • Library Fun For Little Ones, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., Birchwood School Library. A time for stories, craft and a snack. No age minimum or maximum for participants. • Women Healing Women support group at Time-Out Family Abuse Outreach Office, every other Tuesday starting May 5, 45:30 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. Wednesday: Lakeland Family Resource Center open from noon to 3 p.m. • Kids/Parentime at Lakeland Family Resource Center from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn, discuss, and share ideas on topic of the day. Short parent ed. segment at 10:30 a.m. and a parent/child activity. • 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. 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. ••• 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 800924-0556. The Genealogy Research Room in Shell Lake is closed for the winter. Special openings can be made by calling either 715635-7937 or 715-635-6450, weather permitting.

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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.


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ASHLAND — Lindsey Martin, Shell Lake, participated in level 4, ages 11plus, at the Ashland Valentine Invite held Feb. 12-13. Competing with the Kipsters of Deutsch’s Gymnastic Training Center in Rice Lake, Martin scored team points

with a 9.0 in vault; 8.6 in bars; 8.25 in beam. She had 8.55 in floor and 34.4 allaround. The Deutsch team placed second with a score of 104.15. — from Deutsch’s Gymnastics


quired a fantastic inventory of boots and skis. With the help of local businesses – which include Riverbrook, Spooner Health System, Tim Reedy State Farm, Advance Printing Hayward, Dahlstroms Lakeside Market, Shell Lake Pharmacy, Shell Lake State Bank and AmericInn – Red Barn’s ski costs will be drastically reduced in the future. Swan also credits his parents in support, as his father created the trail system, and his parents both purchased the groomer. Due to the businesses support, area youth can ski at half price, and registration forms for this discount are due by Friday, Feb. 26. For more information, call 715-205-4424, or visit

Calling all gently used sports equipment SHELL LAKE — Have your kids outgrown the skates but you don’t know what to do with them? Have you retired from your active lifestyle but still have the equipment lying around the house? Search your basement, clean out your garage, talk to the outdoor enthusiasts you know and bring them to the First Biannual Community Sports Equipment Swap. Shell Lake Community Ed is facilitating the space for this first-time event to be held at Shell Lake Schools Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. This event is designed to recirculate 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 or tents. No motorized items, firearms or household items will be accepted. Take part in this community event by selling your unused goods, bartering for replacement equipment or donating your gear to raise funds for community programs. Space provided, you provide your setup. All parties are responsible for pricing and marking your own gear and purchase transactions. It’s that simple. — from Shell Lake Community Ed

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five times, and each paid participant will receive a coupon for a free cheeseburger and apple dippers at McDonald’s, for each time they compete. The trails are designed for both classical and skate-style cross-country skiing. Swan said that the Red Barn trail system is overall a little over 6K, with some side loops, and the trails are gentle with a few hills. “We’re obviously blessed in this area to have some fantastic ski trails,” he said. “I think [Red Barn’s] served a very nice purpose in this community.” The proceeds from the race, which Swan said he hopes will become an annual event, will go toward supporting youth skiing in Ski! Shell Lake. Rental equipment gets expensive, he said, but with the support thus far, they have ac-

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lowed by women at 3:10. Skiers can participate in both the 2- and 5K, if they choose, as Swan said there will be an hour in between each one. Riverbrook Bike & Ski, Spooner, is sponsoring these elite races, and the top three finishers in each age category will win gift certificates to the shop. Swan said that the amount awarded in gift certificates will be a 100-percent payout of all registration fees. For example, he said, if there are 40 racers in a division, $1,000 worth of gift certificates will be the prize. High-school students can participate in the Tim Reedy State Farm 2K Sprint at 2 p.m., or the Spooner Health System 5K at 3:20 p.m. Youth and adult skiers can participate together in the Sqwincher Sprints, which are more casual, allowing families to ski together; the 2K begins at 2:20 p.m., and the 5K is set to begin at 3:40. There is also a McDonald’s Super Sprint for youth of all ages, which is a skill test on a 200-meter sprint oval with obstacles. Youth can try this route up to

by Regan Kohler SHELL LAKE – The first-ever Shell Lake Sprint, a cross-country ski race, will be held Sunday, March 7, beginning at 1:30 p.m., at the Red Barn Campground trails. Dave Swan, whose family has owned the campground since his great-grandparents settled there in the late 1800s, said, “It’s going to be a very unique race.” Swan said that Red Barn’s ski group, Ski! Shell Lake, has been skiing with Spooner’s school group Fridays, and they wanted the opportunity for the students to have a year-end race. He said that they then opted to have a race for all ages, which he hopes will become an annual event, with different races for levels and ages. The day begins with the 2K Riverbrook Sprint. The open, competitive men’s race begins at 1:30 p.m., followed by the competitive women’s race at 1:50 p.m. The open 5K Riverbrook Sprints begin with the men at 2:50 p.m., fol-

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by Mary B. Olsen, Shell Lake “My mama done tol’ me, when I was in knee pants ...” sang a boy named Billy, in our fourth-grade classroom. He sang it with heart, like Al Jolson. All of the students rose and applauded it was so good. We wanted him to sing it again and he did. The teachers present, however, were not pleased. I saw them frowning. They commented, calling it a poor choice for a schoolboy. Although it was risqué, a mixture of jazz and blues, adults liked it, as it was quite popular. I read where the song, “Blues in the Night,” is considered one of the best blues songs ever written. Not long ago I visited a museum, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, in Macon, Ga. I was viewing the exhibits accompanied by a group of people, like me, in their retirement years. I heard the question a couple of times, “Who is Johnny Mercer?” I couldn’t believe it. I know folks are involved in earning a living and raising a family, but they must surely have heard music and attended movies. Doesn’t anyone remember the great songs, some of the truly greatest songs, of Johnny Mercer? The museum featured many photographs and memorabilia from the lyrical hits Johnny Mercer wrote that brought back some memories of mine. A list of his songs numbers 1,500, so I can just mention

several of my favorites. Other than “Blues in the Night,” there was, “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive,” written in 1944 with Harold Arlen, “Lazy Bones” (1933), “I’m an Old Cowhand from the Rio Grande” (1936), and one of the really great songs, “Moon River” (1961). “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby,” 1938, is another favorite. And, “Hooray for Hollywood.” John Herndon Mercer was born in Savannah, Ga., Nov. 18, 1909. His parents were Georgians, whose ancestry goes back to Colonial days. In his early days he had no formal musical training but he was influenced by his mother, who often sang sentimental ballads. He was in a church choir at the age of 6, and by the time he was 11 he knew all the songs. He was a reader, and loved language, especially the lyrics of songs, and the idioms spoken by ordinary people. He attended a prep school but after his father suffered financial losses, he was unable to go on to college. He went to New York to get in the music business when he was 19 years old. After a long struggle, some experience as a singer and a songwriter, and a trip to Hollywood and back to New York, he wrote the lyrics for “Lazybones,” with Hoagy Carmichael. The song brought him congratulations from the greats: Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George Gershwin. He sang with the Paul Whitman band. He married Ginger Meehan in 1931, and they lived for a time with her parents in Brooklyn. He went out to Hollywood and

worked for RKO, and his favorite actor and singer, Bing Crosby. In 1942 he wrote the lyrics for “That Old Black Magic,” and in 1946, “Come Rain or Come Shine.” Other greats are “Skylark,” in 1941, “Satin Doll,” and the beautiful lyrics to the song “Autumn Leaves.” Johnny Mercer had 19 Academy Award nominations and four of his songs received Academy Awards for Best Original Song: “On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe” (1946); with music by Harry Warren; “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening” (1951) also with music by Harry Warren; “Moon River” (1961) with Henry Mancini; and “Days of Wine and Roses” (1962) also with music by Henry Mancini. He was a co-founder of Capitol Records. His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is about a block from the Capitol Records building. A statue of Johnny Mercer was placed in Ellis Square in Savannah, Ga., dedicated to his memory, in November of 2009. In 1996, the U.S. Postal Service issued postage stamps, a panel of four songwriters: Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Fields, Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer. He died on June 26, 1976, at his home in Hollywood. It is hard to believe the songs he wrote will ever be forgotten.

My Faith

by Shirl Yeazle, Spooner Sometimes my faith is strong But seems to lessen when things to wrong. I pray night and day Will my problems ever go away. But God whispers in my ear Hold in there dear Because I’m always near.

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Rails Rock Family Dance

Desiree Manning poses by the food brought in for the food pantry, which was taken in Tuesday afternoon.

The Spooner Elementary School Destination Imagination team finished their challenge for this year’s competition with a Rails Rock Family Dance Friday, Feb. 19, at the school. The fourth-grade team DINamite, (L to R): Natalie Meister, Alyssa King, Austin Reidt, Summer Marske, Aubrey Reidt, Billy Hagberg and Ben Bray, were challenged to find a community need and solve it with the help of music, which they did. Those attending the dance brought in items for the Washburn County Food Pantry and received a raffle ticket for each item; they also had the opportunity to purchase tickets, to win prizes such as a bicycle or Nintendo Wii. Coach Brenda Reidt said the event was a huge success, with around $300 raised in raffle ticket funds for the pantry and a large amount of food, which the students sorted and stocked at the pantry Tuesday, Feb. 23. The need was fulfilled, Reidt said, and the team will present their challenge at the regional DI competition in March, with a scrapbook, video and skit. The cosponsors of the event were the elementary school, Meister & Meister Accounting, Shell Lake Chiropractic, Tall Timbers Resort, Pepsi, the Community Bank of Spooner, Danny and Debbie Durand and team coach Ruth King.

Wa s h b u r n C o u n t y R e g i s t e r

Timberland Archery Bow Hunter League scores

Traditional Bone Collectors: 345 Roosevelt QDM: 331 Eyesore: 278 Putz’s : 200 Women’s Barronett Bar and Grill: 462 Red Brick 1: 423

Men’s Schlitz: 693 Bounty Hunters: 678 Granite Electric: 673 Shell Lake State Bank: 614 Close Encounters: 609 Sandstrom: 604 Chad Sparish Taxidermy: 584 Olsen’s RDC: 558 Timberland Pub: 551 Coldwell Bankers: 442 Wildlife Solutions: 441

Washburn County Area Humane Society ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK

Can you imagine your life in a cage Would you stay happy or fill full of rage. Hard to consider but sometimes you must What do you doubt and who do you trust. You say life is precious and not one should “go” Have you lived in a kennel, I didn’t think so. Day after day as so many pass by Or don’t come at all so you won’t hear me cry. Each day as I hope but as hope slips away What is it exactly, for that I should pray. Sometimes there are things that are better than “here” I will trust in my “friends” so there’s “nothing” I’ll fear.

Cats for adoption: 1-year-old spayed black/brown shorthair tiger; 6-monthold female gray/white shorthair tiger; 8-month-old neutered Siamese mix; 8month-old neutered tan tiger shorthair; 4-year-old spayed longhair tabby; 8year-old spayed shorthair tortie; 2year-old male gray tabby; 5-month-old female smoke tortie shorthair; 11-

month-old female medium-hair tortie; 21/2-month-old black/white male shorthair; 4-monthold shorthair calico; 8month-old shorthair calico and longhair calico; 7-year-old neutered/declawed black/white shorthair; 2-year-old male orange/white longhair; 5-month-old orange tiger shorthair; 2-year-old male black/white shorthair; 1-year-old neutered gray/white shorthair tiger; 1year-old black female longhair; 1year-old neutered brown/white longhair tabby; 1-year-old spayed black/white longhair and three 11week-old black/white kittens. Dogs for adoption: 4-year-old neutered American Staffordshire terrier mix; 2 senior spayed beagles; 2-yearold black/white male Lab/springer/ basset mix and a 6-1/2-month -old male yellow Lab mix. Strays include: Older male husky with a large tumor on his leg found on Hwy. 253 near Lone Star Road and an adult dilute calico found by T&T Tool, Spooner.

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Students danced to music by Skeeter’s DJ Service at the Rails Rock Family Dance Friday night.

AAA Sport Shop Hunter League standings

Adult Northwoods Construction: 690 Corrado Custom Tile: 654 Grandpa’s: 611 Napa Auto Parts: 607 Spitting Swamp Llamas: 590 J&J: 298

Library news

Amnesty Month in February All overdue materials returned during the month of February will be free from fines. This would be a great time to check your bookshelves and DVD cases. If you accidentally put one of the library’s items aside and forgot it, you may now return it with no overdue fees charged. Bring back all your overdue materials; you know, the stuff under the bed, the audio book that somehow ended up in your trunk, the DVD that got packed when you moved, and we will waive all your fines. That’s right, no fines to pay, just the good feeling of ticking something off your end-of-the-year to-do list. This program helps the library recover many items long lost and missing from our shelves that other patrons are waiting for. Increase in fines The library has increased its fines on books, books on CD, playaways and magazines from 5 cents per day to 10 cents per day with a maximum fine of $5 on each item. Story hour Library Fun For Little Ones is every Thursday from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Children and their caregivers will learn the love of reading, make a craft and enjoy a snack. Drop-ins welcome, no need to sign up. Story hour is presented by Lakeland Family Resource Center. Web site You can check due dates and fine status, renew materials, keep a log of materials you’ve read, place holds on materials we or another library own at and click on Library Catalog Online. Make it one of your favorites. Join the Friends of the Shell Lake Library Would you like to help the library thrive? This is your opportunity to make

Adult Youth John Meeds Trucking: 507 Wohlford Construction: 504 Youth John Meeds Trucking 2: 312 RT 532: 293

Mary Schmocker, of Fresh Start, won the Valentine’s Day candy jar at the library. Schmocker won twice as she guessed the correct number of candies in the jar to be 126 along with two others, resulting in a draw. — Photo submitted

a difference in your library! Join the Friends group. Friends raise funds for programming and big-ticket items that the library normally cannot afford, plan and host children, teen and adult programs and just help the library become the best library around. Don’t wait! Contact Sue at 715-468-7014 today. Winter library hours Monday, noon to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.




Boys basketball highlights

Freshman Austin Williams with a shot and basket as he came into the game to fill in for injured players.

Brandon Degner blocks this shot by Mitch Hoff from Prairie Farm. Shell Lake held them to 37 points beating them 51-37.

RIGHT Andy Melton with a lefthanded shot under the basket.

Aaron Druschba puts up two points as Shell Lake beat Prairie Farm 51-37 in a conference matchup.

RIGHT - Jordan Forsythe with a layup against a very tough Cameron defense.

Bob Scheu’s jump shot draws some attention from the defense. He had six points for the Prairie Farm game and 11 points in the Cameron game.

Photos by Larry Samson



Knoop going to state

Drew Knoop turns Roy Monroe of Cadott on his head but could not get a pin. Monroe won second place by a major decision. by Larry Samson OSSEO — With a third-place finish in the 145class at the Independence Sectional held at Osseo Saturday, Feb. 20, Drew Knoop will be returning to the state tournament. This will be a back-toback appearance as he competed at state in 2009. Knoop will the 51st wrestler that Shell Lake has sent to state since Dan Elliott went in 1980.

B r a n d o n Wilcox was the lone wrestler from Northwood to make sectionals. He was eliminated in the quarter finals in the 152 class. This freshman will be back again.

Knoop (41-6) will be wrestling Mike Mergener (37-9) on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7:15 p.m. The winner of that match will wrestle Calvin Canales (382) of Rio. The final first-place match will be on Saturday. The team will be traveling with Knoop to state and will be leaving on Thursday morning with a school pep rally scheduled for 8:20 a.m. To get to state in his senior year, Knoop has put together an impressive record of 41 wins and six losses. He is four wins short of his goal of tying his brother’s season record of 45 wins. Cody Knoop shares that record with Jon Curtis from the 2007-08 season. If he were to win all his matches at state, he would tie that record. Never underestimate sibling rivalry. Knoop surpassed the previous record for the most career wins of 144 held by Max Smith from 2002-06. Smith, a three-time state wrestler, finished third in 2006. He had a season best of 38 wins and four losses. Knoop comes from a Shell Lake wrestling family. His oldest brother, Garrett, went to state in 2005, Cody in 2006 and 2007. He is the youngest son of Steve and Donna Knoop. His younger sister, Colleen, will make her name as a basketball player.

Photo by Larry Samson

Making his second return to sectionals, Tyler Anderson almost pins Andrew Wolfe of Cochrane-Fountain City/Alma but settled for a 14-10 decision in the quarter finals. He lost a 4-0 decision to Cory Matott of Cadott in the semifinals. As a junior he will be back next year.


Drew Knoop stands victorious after his win over Mark Marquardt of Stratford. Knoop finished the day with a thirdplace finish losing two of the five matches he was in. He will be the lone wrestler from Shell Lake going to state. This will be a repeat performance as he makes his second trip to state. As a wrestler and athlete, he represents Shell Lake at its finest.



Boys basketball Thurs., Feb. 25: Vs. Turtle Lake, 7:30 p.m. Tues., March 2: Regional (Round 1) TBA Thurs., March 4: Regional (Round 2) TBA Sat., March 6: Regional final at Webster TBA Fri.-Sat. March 12-13: Sectional at Spooner, 6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., March 18-20: State at Madison TBA

Wrestling Thurs.-Sat., Feb. 25-27: Individual State at Madison Fri.-Sat., Mar. 5-6: Team State at Madison

JH wrestling

Thurs., Mar. 4: At Prairie Farm, 5 p.m. Sat., Mar. 6: At Northwestern Tournament Mon., Mar. 8: Vs. Spooner, Rice Lake, Cumberland, Bloomer Thurs., Mar. 11: At Cameron with Cornell/Gilman, Hayward, Flambeau, 5 p.m. Tues., Mar. 16: Vs. Cameron, Ashland, Cumberland Northwood, 5 p.m. Thurs., Mar. 18: At Spooner with Ashland, Hayward, Ladysmith, 5 p.m. Sat., Mar. 20: At St. Croix Falls Tournament Thurs., Mar. 23: At Hayward with Barron, Northwood 5 p.m.

Assistant coach Pete Hopke, coach Jim Campbell and statistician Jennifer Cassel during a wrestling match. Campbell has put in 31 years as coach and is still enjoying every minute of it.



Laker girls win two

PRAIRIE FARM — The Shell Lake girls had their best week of the season as they won a pair of road games last week. On Tuesday at Prairie Farm, the Lakers gave coach Carlo Kumpula his 300th career win with a 45-33 victory and followed that with a 62-21 nonconference win at Solon Springs.


“We had an enjoyable week,” said Kumpula. “The girls did a nice job of sharing the ball and of playing good defense in both games. As for the 300 wins, that’s a tribute to the great kids with whom I’ve had the opportunity to work, both at Spooner and Shell Lake.” Ashley Anderson led the team at Prairie Farm with 20 points and nine rebounds, while Jen Cassel added 11 points and a team-high 13 rebounds. Steph Clark chipped in with four assists, Emma Anderson added four steals and Kim Moravec grabbed seven rebounds. At Solon Springs, Ashley Anderson poured in 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, with Cassel adding 19 points and Clark another 10. Clark also contributed six assists and four steals. “Solon is a very young team,” added Kumpula, “and they’ve struggled all year, but their kids haven’t given up. Both of us had some downtime here near the end of the season so we put together a home and home series. It was an opportunity to give some of our younger kids more playing time, as well; but I was most pleased by the way all of our kids respected the Solon players efforts. Despite the score, the Solon coach said that his girls enjoyed playing us and they’re looking forward to coming here in early March.” The Lakers hosted Cameron on Tuesday and on Friday, Feb. 26, will host Turtle Lake to close out the Central Lakeland Conference portion of their schedule. Friday’s game has been designated as Senior Night in honor of Ashley Anderson, Steph Clark and Kim Moravec. — submitted

Jennifer Cassel on a fast break as Shell Lake won 45-33 against Prairie Farm on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Stephanie Clark, playing in her last year as a Laker, with a jump shot against Bailee George of Prairie Farm. Shell Lake girls basketball coach Carlo Kumpula is pictured with his grandsons Isaac and Elijah Cook. Kumpula won his 300th game at Prairie Farm last week. — Photo submitted

Kim Moravec had good night under the basket. With seven rebounds, she helped Shell Lake control the boards.



Girls basketball Fri., Feb. 26: Vs. Turtle Lake, 7:30 p.m. Tues., March 9: Regional (Round 1) TBA Thurs., March 11: Regional (Round 2) TBA Sat., March 13: Regional Finals at Webster TBA Fri.-Sat., March 19-20: Sectional at Spooner, 6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., March 25-27: State at Madison TBA Girls JH basketball Thurs., Feb. 25: At Northwood, 4:30 p.m

Ashley Anderson tries to take the ball away from Rebecca Mittlestadt of Prairie Farm after a rebound.

Jennifer Cassel makes two on this layup. She put 11 points up on the scoreboard.

Photos by Larry Samson except where noted


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When track star Madeline Mims prepared for the Olympics, she went to Los Alamos, N.M., to train. This city is 2,000 feet higher than Mexico City where the Olympics were to be held. She trained under more strain than the contest would offer. When she ran the 800-meter race, she broke all records. Do you wonder why you go through tests? They’re to equip you for the trials of life. But you don’t go through them alone. The Lord’s with you, sustaining and strengthening you. And you’ll be able to say with St. Paul, “We are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”

DuWayne J. Benson

DuWayne J. Benson, 98, Shell Lake, died Feb. 19, 2010. A visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 26, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Scalzo-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m., at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Spooner. There will be a visitation one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Francis de Sales School or Glenview Assisted Living. A full obituary will be published at a later date. The Scalzo-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements.

Philip Paffel

Philip Paffel, 48, Spooner, died Feb. 23, 2010. Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at Scalzo-Taylor Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be prior to services at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m.

AgStar seeks scholarship applications MANKATO, Minn.– The AgStar Fund for Rural America, a corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, is offering $20,000 in scholarships to help students in rural areas continue their education. Highschool seniors throughout AgStar’s service area in Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin are encouraged to apply. Seniors who plan to continue their education to pursue careers in agricultural fields are encouraged to apply for one of the 15 $1,000 scholarships available. In addition, the fund is awarding five $1,000 scholarships to high-school seniors with an agricultural background and plan to continue their education in any field of study. Applications are accepted now through April 1. Students will be awarded scholarships based on their academic record, vocational promise, and community service and leadership qualities. Applicants must possess a GPA of 3.0 or better. There will be four students chosen from each of AgStar’s five regions in Minnesota and Wisconsin, including Burnett, Chippewa, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Iron, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Sawyer and Washburn counties in Wisconsin. Scholarships may be applied towards tuition at colleges, universities, technical or vocational schools. Students can receive scholarship application forms online at or from their high school counselor. - from AgStar

Evelyn H. Samson

Evelyn H. Samson, 88, Spooner, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at her home. Evelyn was born Nov. 13, 1921, in Adrian, Minn., to Emil and Anna Blume. Evelyn married Franklin on Jan. 19, 1943, in Denver, Colo. Evelyn enjoyed gardening, playing Bingo and doing puzzles. She also enjoyed spending time with her family. Evelyn was a member of the Shell Lake Church Guild and the Homemakers group. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband Franklin; brothers Anton, Irvin and Wilford; sisters Ellavera, Dorothy and Jean.

She is survived by children Carolyn Samson, Ronald Samson, Linda (Scott) Peterson, Larry Samson, Mary (Steve) Matthys, Robert Samson, and Joe (Lisa) Samson; grandchildren Arik, Karianna and Kira Peterson; Crystal and Matthew Matthys; and Clayton and Genevieve Samson; along with other relatives and friends. A memorial Mass was held Feb. 18 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Spooner with Father Ed Anderson as celebrant. Music was provided by Sr. Dominica Effertz and the St. Francis choir. Interment took place at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner. Scalzo-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

Nancy Sue Scalzo, 46, died Feb. 17, 2010, surrounded by her family. Nancy was born Oct. 11, 1963, at Shell Lake, to Donald and Alice (Lane) Scalzo. Although Nancy had many physical limitations, she brought much joy and laughter to the family with her sharp and witty personality. Nancy was known and loved by many. Nancy was preceded in death by her father, grandparents, many aunts and uncles. She is survived by her mother, Alice Scalzo; brothers Leonard (Colleen) Scalzo, Frank (Penny) Scalzo, and

Tim Scalzo; nephews Gabe and Tim Scalzo, Shawn and Jeremy Dezek; great-nieces Camryn and Leah Dezek; her roommate and best friend, Jane Lindenfelser; and the staff and caregivers who became her family and whom she loved and trusted. Funeral services were held Feb. 22 at United Methodist Church in Spooner. Pastor Jack Starr officiated and music was provided by organist Jo Henrikson and vocalist Patrick Taylor. Interment followed at Spooner Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ryan Predni, Scott Hammersberg, Doug Scalzo, Dale Lawrence, Andy Scalzo and Shawn Dezek. Scalzo-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at

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by Marian Furchtenicht

It’s been a great week weatherwise. Folks have enjoyed sunshine, the great temps both day and night. Monday was mild but overcast and we got a sifting of snow as we head into the last week of the month already. Folks report a rather quiet week. Most are enjoying the Olympic competitions. Isn’t there a lot of talent in this old world? Marilyn Zimmerman is off of work for a while. She had some repair work done on her knee. Visiting and dinner guests with her on Sunday were friends Michelle and Josh Alters and son Logan of Hudson. Speedy recovery wishes to you. Carolyn Palvas is OK now and back to work after her recent surgeries. Dave and Cathy Stodola, Hudson, spent the weekend at his mom’s. Virginia said they ate out at Economart after church Sunday and saw a lot of folks to visit with. Evelyn Schaffer enjoyed attending granddaughter Emme’s fourth-grade talent show at school Wednesday. Emme had her dog Sophie do tricks. Elfreda West took a drive Sunday and visited Gertrude and Wilber Larsen and Avis Thorp at Stone Lake and found both Gert and Avis doing better. They had both been on the sick list and had been in the hospital. Mavis Schlapper went to son Wayne’s in Stevens Point on Thursday for Ashley’s band concert and reports it was very good. Sunday she stopped in Elk Mound at daughter Pam’s for a birthday dinner celebrating grandson Robert Cernocky’s 23rd birthday with him and his girlfriend. Lea and her fiancé were there. Carol Sauer said at their nephew Tim’s wedding last Saturday all her siblings were together - Gayle Bernard, Rice Lake; Dave Breitback, Rice Lake; Dick Breitback, Forest Lake, Minn.; Harry Breitback, Superior; and Denise Johanson, Gordon, so that was really nice. Sarona folks extend sympathy to the family of Evelyn Samson, 88, Spooner, and Nancy Scalzo, only 46, of Spooner. The Katty Shack breakfast gals will meet at Economart Tuesday, March 2, for the March get-together. Sounds like Gary and Kathy are enjoying Florida. Dort Lombart is back at her Lakeview apartment after spending several months at Terraceview Living Center. Says she’s doing well and just has to behave. Her daughter, Doriene Cassidy, Wasilla, Alaska, has been here with her the last couple of weeks and says she hates to see her leave this week. Visiting with Lill Zahs and also Vivian Bergman, I asked what they’ve been up to. Reply was looking at seed catalogs, dreaming. Elaine Ryan and Mavis Schlapper, also great gardeners, are talking seeds and

plans and when to start tomato seeds. My boys were talking about seed oats. Signs of spring, huh? Last Monday evening, grandson Corey Furchtenicht, wife Linda and I attended the tricounty dairy banquet at the Prime with around 70 other folks. Good food. Chicken and ham served family style. They hold this banquet as a thank-you to all who helped at last June’s dairy breakfast. Wednesday afternoon I visited my cousin Charlotte Campbell at Heritage Manor in Rice Lake. Found her doing OK but complained of dizziness. Her sister, Nancy Ray, Eau Claire, also came to visit her and she seemed to enjoy reminiscing. Keep her in your prayers, and also her husband, Glenn, who is now out of the hospital after back surgery. I enjoyed listening to Sally Bumburger on the Rice Lake station interviewing Elaine Ryan’s brother Wayne’s wife, Kris Weitzenkamp, on her place of employment, Bella Curello Cheese and Italian Deli in Comstock. Kris sure knows her cheese and wines. Nell Lee, Stanberry, visited me on Friday. We had lunch, great afternoon visiting, looking at pictures and watched milking at the farm. Cindy Furchtenicht’s dad, Paul Jachim, Rice Lake, was taken to Eau Claire by ambulance Friday with a stroke and heart troubles. Cindy stayed overnight with her mom and took her to Eau Claire to see Paul. Keep them on your prayer chain. Casey Furchtenicht stayed overnight with classmate Tyler Harrel on Friday. Sunday Casey joined Buzzy Beaver 4-H Club bowling in Spooner and in the evening he and his dad went to a Boy Scout meeting. Grands Sara and Brady Marschall were up from Iowa on the weekend. They came out Friday night and visited and played a game of cards with me. I won. I had a phone visit with Betty Gahm in Pearl City, Ill. She wanted information on her late uncle and aunt Marion and Gertrude Koel’s resort on Big Kegema Lake that they had back in the ‘60s. I couldn’t help her much. I knew Marion as he worked at the feed store in Sarona. Johnnie and Jill Okonek visited Karl and Krista in Minot, N.D., for a few days on the weekend. Marlene Hansen took in the Pampered Chef party at Jessie Furchtenicht’s Saturday morning. Happy birthday greetings this week to Mary Krantz and Roger Lundeen, Feb. 25; Bobbi Halverson, Doriee Magnes, Mike Gallo and Nathan Odden, Feb. 26; Kelly Stoner, Janet Bredlau, Joshua Studt and Peter Pokorny, Feb. 27; Ray Heilborn, Pearl Coulter, Walter Bell and Christi Krantz, Feb. 28; Matt Krantz and Jamie Joslin on the 29th; Jim Hubin, Joe Welter and Sherrine Walley, March 2; Michelle Hotchkins, Amber Riley, Becky Lawrence, March 3. To each, have a fun one! This next weekend is the Birkie. At least this year there is snow for it.


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 grade: Sunday 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday Faith in Friends Club for K - 6th grade 3:15 - 5:30

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

Lake Park Alliance


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 evening service: 6 p.m. Wednesday service: 7 p.m.

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


Episcopal St. Alban's

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

Full Gospel Shell Lake Full Gospel

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.


Barronett Lutheran

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

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

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

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

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

Faith Lutheran

United Methodist

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

Lakeview United Methodist

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.; Midweek program: 3 yrs. - 6th grade: Wed. 3:30 -5:30

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

12805 CTH H, Barronett Pastor Shane McLoughlin Sunday Worship: 9:00 a.m.,coffee and fellowship following.

Trinity Lutheran

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

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

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 Senior Pastor Ronald W. Gormong; Assistant Pastor Chopper Brown 715-635-2768 Sunday Worship: 9 a.m.; Sunday School and ABF’s: 10:30 a.m.; nursery provided; Celebrate Recovery, 1st and 3rd Mondays: 6:30 p.m.


Cornerstone Christian

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


United Methodist

135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake, 715-468-2405 Pastor Gregory Harrell Sunday: Sarona - 9 a.m.; Shell Lake - Sunday School: 9:15 a.m., Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Youth: 6:30 p.m.

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Monday, March 1: Spaghetti and meat sauce, Parmesan cheese, butter yellow beans, ice-cream sundae cup, garlic bread, milk. Tuesday, March 2: Maple-glazed ham, mashed potatoes, butter, tossed salad, dressing PA upside-down cake, bread, butter, milk. Wednesday, March 3: Ranch-baked chicken, rice pilaf, buttered beets, fruit and yogurt parfait, raisin bread and butter, milk. Thursday, March 4: Cowboy beans, baby carrots, fruited gelatin dessert, cornmeal muffin, butter, milk. Friday, March 5: Fish sandwich, tartar sauce, lettuce, broccoli salad, peach halves, juice, milk. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Call 715468-7010.



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Dewey Country by Pauline Lawrence

It’s the last week of February 2010 and I’m thinking ahead today. Yes, spring is only 28 days away and we’re all waiting for it I’m sure. Spring is so nice, with grass greening up, hayfields are also greening, maybe some gentle rain along the way, and kittens galore for us to enjoy. A very happy birthday to a very special young lady, Cassie Lawrence, on her special day Feb. 25. Have a fun day Cassie. Happy birthday wishes go out to Curt Atkinson and also Mike Ternberg as they enjoy that special day Feb. 26. Have a great day, guys. A very happy birthday to a golden oldie who has a special birthday on Feb. 27. Yes, it’s you Gaylen Derrick. We know you’re laid up in the house for a few weeks due to breaking your ankle, but hey, enjoy it, probably the first vacation you’ve had in your life as you are such a go-getter. Happy anniversary wishes go out to Jeff and Dee Redding celebrating 17 years together on Feb. 27. Many more to you. Happy birthday wishes to out to Jerney Meister and to Julie LaVeau, both celebrating their special day on March 2. Have a wonderful day you two. A very happy birthday to a special niece, Becky Rudolph, on her special day, March 3. Have a wonderful day, Becky. Happy birthday wishes to out to Sarah Melton on March 3 as she celebrates. Have a great day, Sarah. We find very good news from our road boss, Harlan Wooden. Last week Woody underwent surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield as he had a few spots on his lungs. They were removed and he doesn’t have the C word which we are happy to hear. Woody came home Saturday. Understand Nick Helstern took Woody down and Tom Bitney brought Woody home. A very caring deed done for someone in need. What beautiful pictures we had in the Washburn County Register last week. Yes, members of the FFA were in there and those kids really love to do projects. It’s hats off to Jen Bos for all the nonending hours she puts into those kids. I hear in the wind that some positions are going to be eliminated in Shell Lake Schools. And yes, one is agriculture. Ya know some kids aren’t made for college and taking ag gives them a subject that many want to take. We need young people to take on farming to produce all the foods for the U.S. Hopefully ag won’t be taken out as I’m against this. Those young students learn so much and they can branch out into some of these fields or go to tech school and still make a good living. Yours Truly left last Monday morning, heading for Eau Claire to the Cramers and to see my Sunshine. Sunshine had a trach put in last Monday to help him breathe and taking the ventilator off, which they did. As of this writing, he is good and perking up every day. He has a long ways to go but with time and therapy he will be himself again we hope. Days and nights are long for him but it’s nice to have Paula there and others stop in to see Sunshine. He gets a little cranky now, which is a good sign, which we overlook. Do ya all need a little perking up? Well read on. A man was shipwrecked on an island. He prayed and prayed to God to rescue him. He built himself a little hut made out of branches and sticks to protect him from the sun and the rain. One day after a very long walk he came home to his hut, finding it on fire. He asked the Lord, “Why did you let this happen to me?” Falling asleep on the beach with no food, he awoke the next morning to the sounds of a ship approaching. While being rescued he asked the captain, “How did you find me?” The captain said, “I followed your smoke signal.” Thanks, Paula. Getting that time of year when farm auctions are showing up. I’m wondering if these farmers are giving up due to the hard work and low prices or are being forced to sell due to the high input costs we farmers have to get together with spring planting ahead of us. It’s a never-ending battle to keep everything going on a farm and they aren’t little problems. Now that we are no longer milking, etc., I buy milk for us. Ya know there is one thing I will never complain about and that’s the price of milk! If it gets to $5 or more a gallon I will continue to buy it as it’s good for us and I’ll be happy to have it. We have to salute someone this week. Yes, it’ Terry Nesvold, our Burnett County jailer, as Terry has won America’s Jail Association Small Jail Administrator of the Year. That’s quite an honor as Terry is the first jail administrator to win this in Wisconsin. Since Terry has become our jail administrator he has saved Burnett County hundreds and thousands of dollars by taking all the jail work apart and found much good savings in so many places. He cracks the whip and keeps things going in the jail. Showers are for two minutes per inmate and he has saved so much money finding a place for cheap meals for the inmates. I think I could go on and on of what Terry has done for Burnett County, but

hey, if you get over to the Burnett County Government Center, stop in and tell Terry hi. Hats off to you Terry for what you have done in so many ways in our county. Did you know there are over 2 million marriages in the U. S. with the average age of the bride at 25 years old and the groom nearly 27 years old? Out of those two million marriages a year one-third have been married before. Want to know the cost of the average wedding nowadays? Well, it’s $20,000. Want to know how much money is spent on weddings, average for a year? Well, it’s $72 billion. Only 8 billion is spent on the honeymoon. June and August are the busiest months for a weddings followed by July, September and October. And to think 44 years ago when Sunshine and I were married it cost us a whole $300, total. My how prices have changed! Saturday afternoon Jim and Connie and Gene and Debbie Quam and Buddy and Mike Quam enjoyed ice fishing. Later they had supper at the farm compliments of their mom, Marie Quam. And ya can be sure my favorite sister’s supper was tasty as she makes everything from scratch and that’s the best. Diane Hulleman had the pleasure of grandma time with her 4-year-old granddaughter, Izzy Jensen, while her mom and dad, Colleen and Chad, enjoyed a weekend together. They came to get Izzy Sunday afternoon. Friday night found Ginny and Kate Schnell coming and staying overnight with Diane. Saturday, Ginny and Diane went to Milltown where there is a place to rent a big tent as the wedding of Amanda Schnell and Aaron Bermias will be on grandma Diane’s lawn July 17. Diane has had a number of couples married on her lawn throughout the years. The girls also got some time to clean up Diane’s basement. Ginny and Kate went home Sunday. Ya know what’s eerie? Well, it’s being sound asleep and all of a sudden you hear those coyotes howling and yipping. I tell you those coyote hunters should get busy and clean a bunch out as there’s lots of them in our neck of the woods. Talking with Marie Lawrence we find her with a cold this Sunday and not feeling the best. Marie works part time at Red Cross in Spooner. Hope you’re feeling better Marie. Recently Warren Quam spent time with his daughter, Susie, and her honey, Tim Pederson, enjoying life in Amherst. Talking with Loretta VanSelus we find her honey, Butch, who works at Birchwood Mfg. in Rice Lake has a lot of work now due to the Butternut plant closing with the work coming to Rice Lake. This past week, Butch and Loretta have been having their granddaughters, Reyna and Megan Stone, at their farm due to the girls being sick. Friday they picked up Jameson Stone and took him to Riverstreet Restaurant in Spooner for their wonderful fish fry. Saturday, through the Stone’s church, a fishing day was held for the dads and sons. We find Cecil and Evelyn Melton driving to Marshfield to St. Joseph Hospital where they had to have their heart rhythm restored to normal. They have both had this done before but it doesn’t seem like it stays in rhythm very long. We hope for better results this round. A week ago, Karen and Doug Vanderhoof went to Iron, Minn., to visit Trent and Stephanie Vanderhoof and their little 6-month-old daughter, Adyson. The Trent Vanderhoofs are now living in a house they have bought and are fixing it up a little at a time. Doug and Karen came home Sunday. Kyle Vanderhoof spent the weekend at his parents, Doug and Karen Vanderhoof’s. Sunday Kyle and his brother, Travis enjoyed snowmobiling. Talking with Karen we find her busy baby-sitting her two grandkids, MaKenna and Connor. Coming up this Thursday, we’ll all be cheering for Drew Knoop as he goes to state wrestling in Madison. Good luck, Drew, from all your fans! Want to know where Garrett Knoop is? Well, Garret graduated from Shell Lake High School and attended college and is now living in New Mexico and working on construction in Texas. Hear plans are coming for an August wedding for Garret and his bride. Cody Knoop is a junior in college at Stevens Point and Colleen Knoop is an eighth-grader at Shell Lake Schools. It’s amazing how those little babies grow up so fast isn’t it? Our dear little 7-year-old Rem Ladd wrestled this Sunday at Chippewa Falls. Kids were chosen by age, weight, grade level, etc., who they were to wrestle. Well, Rem wrestled a girl and won, then onward to a boy about his size and Rem got first place. I am a very proud grandma; as he had to call this grandma about his big win. Way to go Rem! Sunday Beth and Garry Crosby had a huge birthday party dinner at their home for their granddaughter, Katie Ann Crosby, and Robin Denver. Attending were Chuck and Dixie Andrea, Judy and Greg Leonard, the Shorty Crosby family, Tom’s family and Chad’s who were up for the weekend. Saturday there was an ice-

fishing contest for the show and sale for the Washburn County 4-H Youth at Gull Lake on Wolf’s Point at the bar and grill site. There were lots of kids and other fishermen with lots of prizes and lots of food from the Wolf Point Bar and Grill. Shorty Crosby is the president of the show and sale. Kids had a blast. News from the Fjelstad Palace finds Kris going with three other Red Hat ladies for dinner at Tony’s on Monday. Later visiting with Kris and Bob were Marvin Knoop and Greg and Emily Dorweiler. Wednesday Bob and Kris enjoyed going to Turtle Lake, meeting their friends, Phil and Rose Deede, where they enjoyed wonderful food, the pool and playing cards. The Fjelstads came home Thursday. Later the Dorweiler family visited Bob and Kris. Sunday, Grey, Tyler and Emily Dorweiler visited at the Fjelstad’s. Get-well wishes to Chuck Spaulding who had knee replacement Feb. 17. At this time he is doing as well as can be expected but he’s another farmer that wants to get back to work with those bossies and with spring work coming up. Chuck says he is planning on having the other knee replaced next winter. As of this Monday morning, I find Sunshine has now been moved from the ICU to the third floor at Luther/Midelfort/Mayo in Eau Claire. He is doing quite well but has a long stretch ahead of him. He has been taking therapy, sitting up for a couple of hours a day now at least twice a day and improving. Please keep Sunshine in your special thoughts and prayers for a full recovery. Thanks. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!

Heart Lake by Helen Pederson

We woke up to a light dusting of snow on Monday. Just enough to make it slippery on the ice. There was a promise of sun later, which was nice. We lost a tenant here at Glenview, Jack Roger of Amery. His funeral was held n Deer Park on Saturday. Our sympathy to the family. A former resident of Glenview, DeWayne Benson, 97, passed away at Terraceview Living Center last week. DeWayne had a cabin on Shell Lake and spent summers there. He had been in Glenview for many years and was a active man in Bingo, 5-4-3 and enjoyed music. He will be sorely missed. His funeral is Saturday. Our sympathy to the Benson family. Get-well wishes to Tooker Weathers who had knee surgery last week and is recuperating at home. Louise Schade and her brother, Frank Mortensen, just returned from Florida where they visited brother Kenneth and his wife for a week. On Saturday night, Frank, Louise and Lillian Ullom enjoyed supper with their sister, Florence Carlson. Peder Pederson was a dinner guest of Cheri and Steve Minot on Sunday. Over the weekend, Judy and Myron Bolterman met son Mike from Fort Collins, Colo., and Amy Bolterman from Minot at Pier, S.D., for a nice weekend. Ash Wednesday was held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Wednesday evening along with Shell Lake Methodist church and Salem Lutheran with about 200 people attending. Here to visit Roger and Mavis Flach for a few days are Ron and Bernice Erickson and son Tate from Greensboro, N.C. On Saturday the Flaches and the Ericksons traveled to Wilson for the 50th wedding anniversary of Rudy and Martha Erickson. Ron and Rudy are brothers, and their mother, Dorothy, was a sister of Mavis’ mother, Verna Heisterkamp Parks. On Sunday evening the Flach’s sons, Wayne, and family, Brad and Hailey, and Steve and Jody and children all enjoyed supper with Mavis and Roger and company. Brady and Sara Marschall were home from college for one weekend. Saturday, the Marshall family were visitors at Walter and Joyce Owens to celebrate Joyce’s 50th birthday. Happy birthday, Joyce. Brian Marschall went to Osseo Fairchild to watch Shell Lake at the wrestling match. The only one of Shell Lake to make it to state was Drew Knoop. Congratulations Drew. Here to visit Jeff and Brenda Pederson and other relatives are Rachel Pederson and children Elizabeth and Daniel from Bismarck. Jerid is working in Bismarck. Brenda Pederson had spent a few days with the family in Bismarck, returning on Thursday. Sunday evening, Jeff and Brenda, Brent and Rachel and Elizabeth and Daniel enjoyed pizza at Floyd and Helen Pederson’s. What a joy to have children, grandsons and great-grandchildren. Happiness held is a seed. Happiness shared is a flower.


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(Feb. 10, 17, 24) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Frances A. Sandridge Notice to Interested Persons and Time Limit for Filing Claims (Informal Administration) Case No. 10PR05 An application has been filed for informal administration of the estate of the decedent, whose date of birth was Feb. 27, 1920, and date of death was Jan. 26, 2010. The decedent died domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a post office address of: N1440 Long Lake Ave., Sarona, WI 54870. Please take notice that: 1. The application will be heard at Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, before Marilynn E. Benson, Probate Registrar, on March 1, 2010, at 9 a.m. or when scheduled thereafter. You need not appear unless you object. The application may be granted if no objection is made. 2. Creditors’ claims must be filed with the probate registrar on or before May 28, 2010. 3. Publication of this notice shall constitute notice to any persons whose names or addresses are unknown. Marilynn E. Benson Probate Registrar Feb. 3, 2010 Robert Sands Personal Representative 3169 Hickory Ridge Rd. Madison, WI 53719

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(Feb. 17, 24, March 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Cora Olivia Oehmcke, a/k/a Cora S. Oehmcke, a/k/a Cora Olivia Syltie Oehmcke Notice to Interested Persons and Time Limit for Filing Claims (Informal Administration) Case No. 10 PR 06 An application has been filed for informal administration of the estate of the decedent, whose date of birth was June 25, 1916, and date of death was July 19, 2009. The decedent died domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a post office address of 819 Ash Street, Spooner, Wisconsin 54801. Please take notice that: 1. The application will be heard at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, before Marilynn Benson, Probate Registrar, on March 12, 2010, at 9 a.m. or when scheduled thereafter. You need not appear unless you object. The application may be granted if no objection is made. 2. Creditors’ claims must be filed with the probate registrar on or before May 28, 2010. 3. Publication of this notice shall constitute notice to any persons whose names or addresses are unknown. Marilynn Benson Probate Registrar February 5, 2010 Alexander A. Crosby Personal Representative/ Attorney 332 Minnesota Street Suite W2610 St. Paul, MN 55101 Telephone Number 651-228-0497

loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and was always happy to have them visit. The only complaint I ever heard Bea make about our community was that we serve way too much food — and we serve it way too often. She was a sweetheart who told it like it was. We all loved Bea and are going to miss her. I also got a call from Barbara Morrow. She asked me to let everyone know that her mother, Jean Rieck, passed away on Saturday. Jean and her hubby, Bob, lived in the house just east of Granite Lake for many years. Bob, who Barbara said is still doing very well, taught school in the area while they were here. Barbara said that the Rieck family was very close to Bob and Blanch Rydberg, and that, long ago, Blanch gave Jean a ceramic vase; Jean’s wish was to be cremated, and because she cherished her friendship with Blanch so much, her family will keep her cremains in that vase. Our thoughts and prayers will be with Jean’s family as they deal with the loss of their loved one. It’s official - Terry Goodrich will be hosting (or organizing) a Wild Cat/Granite Lake Elementary School reunion. He plans to have the get-together on Saturday, Aug. 21. He’ll get more details to us about the time and place as soon as he figures everything out. It seems that it’s not all bad to be known as the neighborhood moocher. Picture this — the poor old guy is sitting home, all alone, rocking back and forth in his old-guy chair. Suddenly the phone rings. He’s elated — someone cares enough to give him a call. You think that’s how Terry spends his time? I doubt it, but it’s his story and he’s sticking to it. Anyway, a voice on the


Max Griggs McKinney was born Feb. 20, 2010, at the Hudson Hospital to Ryan and Kate McKinney, New Richmond. Max weighed 5 lbs., 12 oz., and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Lyle and Linda McKinney, Maple Plain, Minn., and Tom and Julie Foss, Spooner. Great-grandparents are Jim and Judy Darby, Spooner; Dorothy Foss, Spooner; and Joe and JoAnn Gibson, Mound, Minn. ••• Matt and Krista Schraufnagel and daughters Dena and Lily, Bloomington, Minn., welcome Jared Allen Schraufnagel, born Feb. 12, 2010. Proud grandparents are Tim and Jill Hanson, Moundsview, Minn., and Dave and Val Schraufnagel, Shell Lake. •••



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The City of Shell Lake is seeking applicants for the following two categories to implement its Invasive Species Plan. It is anticipated that the positions will start in April/May and end in September 2010. The positions will be approximately 32 hrs/wk. pending grant funding and will include both weekends and holiday work. Ability to work with the public is a key part of all positions. Invasive Species Coordinator: Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Supervising and scheduling both paid and volunteer boat inspectors, recruiting volunteers, training all workers to properly carry out their duties, inspect watercraft, manage the launch permit system, monitor the landings for Eurasian water milfoil, prepare a biweekly report of all activities to be used for educational purposes, assure all workers maintain proper forms, maintain a computer spreadsheet which includes the DNR data base, etc. Salary is $10.97 per hour. Supervisory experience is a plus. Some college classes in taxonomy preferred. Invasive Species Inspectors: Primary responsibilities include inspecting watercraft at Shell Lake and Round Lake landings, removing and disposing of debris, collecting and recording information on each watercraft and collecting the launch fee. Salary is $8.26 per hour. Computer skills required. Some college classes in taxonomy preferred. Physical requirements: Positions require stooping, bending and inspecting the underside of boats/trailers. Applications can be picked up at City Hall or obtained by calling 715-468-7679. Closing date for applications to City Hall is 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2010. 505105 26-27r EOE

phone says something about having a chicken and a new recipe that should be tried out. The voice then asks if Terry would mind if she makes it and gives it to him to try. There is a pause — Terry can’t believe his good fortune — and then, from Terry, a long, drawn-out nooO! Terry said that it was delicious. I guess that’s about it from Barronett for now. Hope you had a wonderful week. See you next time.


AGENCY: Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board (NWWIB) ACTION: Notice of Request for Proposals. SUMMARY: The Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board WDA #7 Youth Council announces the availability of grant funds and requests proposals to provide workforce development services to youth under the provisions of the Workforce Investment Act. The amount available for support of this program in FY 2009 and 2010 is approximately $538,000. This Request for Proposals (RFP) sets out the objectives for these projects, the eligibility criteria for projects and applicants, the application procedures, and the set of instructions needed to apply. DATES: Proposals must be received on or before March 2, 2010. Proposals received after that date will not be considered for funding. TO OBTAIN RFP: A copy of this RFP can be downloaded at press/pressreleases.html or to obtain a copy of this RFP and application materials, please contact: Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board, Inc. 422 3rd St. W, Suite 200 P.O. Box 616 Ashland, WI 54806 715-682-9141 When contacting NWWIB, Inc, please indicate that you are requesting application materials for the Youth Request for Proposals. Application materials may also be requested via Internet by sending a message with your name, mailing address and telephone number to: that states that you wish to receive a copy of the application materials for the Youth Request for Proposals. The materials will then be mailed to you as quickly as possible. Please note a letter of intent is due by Feb. 22, 2010. Completed application materials should be submitted by mail or electronically by March 2, 2010. Mari Kay-Nabozny, Director of Development & Oversight NWWIB, Inc. 422 3rd St. W, Suite 200 P.O. Box 616 Ashland, WI 54806 715-682-9141 x103 505504 27r,L

(Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY KOESTLER & WOLF, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. DIRK S. VANDER BENT a/k/a DIRK S. VANDERBENT, ELLEN M. VANDER BENT a/k/a ELLEN M. VANDERBENT, ROBERT VITCENDA, SHELDON COOPERATIVE SERVICES, ANIMART, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 09 CV 278 Case Code: 30404 (Foreclosure) By virtue of and pursuant to the Judgment entered in the above-entitled action on January 6, 2010, I will sell at public auction at the North Entrance (North Steps) of the Washburn County Courthouse, 10 Fourth Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, on April 14, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., all of the following described mortgaged premises, to wit: That part of the North one-half of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (N1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4) lying West of U.S. Highway 53 right of way EXCEPTING the railroad right of way, Section Thirty-six (36), Township Thirty-seven (37) North, Range Twelve (12) West, Washburn County, Wisconsin, AND The North half of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (N 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4), Section Thirtysix (36), Township Thirty-seven (37) North, Range Twelve (12) West, Washburn County, Wisconsin, EXCEPTING the West 960 feet AND that part lying within Records 410-414 described as: Beginning at the Northeast corner of said Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4); thence South 08˚36’44” West 139.15 feet; thence South 79˚15’00” West 276.99 feet; thence North 18˚36’34” West 208.00 feet to the North line of said Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4); thence East along said

North line, to the point of beginning. TOGETHER WITH a nonexclusive easement for ingress and egress over that part of the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 25, Township 37 North, Range 12 West, Town of Sarona, Washburn County, Wisconsin, for the benefit of the above described property described as: Commencing at an access point on the West rightof-way line of USH 53 that is 287.29 feet North of the South line of said SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 thence East, parallel with said South line, to the West right-of-way line of the railroad, and the point of beginning; thence Southwesterly on the existing access road, to a point on the North line of said SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 and there ending. Parcel ID Number: 65-032-237-12-36-1 01-000-002000 Property Address: N531 Highway 53, Sarona, WI 54870 TERMS OF SALE: 1. This is a cash sale. A certified check or bank draft in the amount of 10 percent of the amount bid must accompany the bid, with the balance due upon confirmation of sale by the Court. 2. The sale is subject to all unpaid real estate taxes and special assessments. 3. Purchaser shall pay any Wisconsin real estate transfer fee. 4. The property is being sold on an “as is” basis without warranties or representations of any kind. 5. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining possession of the property. Dated this 8th day of February, 2010. Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Attorney for Plaintiff Christopher M. Seelen Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C. 402 Graham Avenue P.O. Box 187 Eau Claire, WI 54702-0187 Telephone: (715) 834-3425 Facsimile: (715) 834-9240 This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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The congregation of Barronett Lutheran is grateful to Jene Morey for filling in as organist for us again this week. Jene does a wonderful job, and we appreciate the fact that she is always so willing to help out. The Spirit Connection did an outstanding job, once again this year, in preparing and serving the spaghetti supper on Ash Wednesday. We appreciate the work that the kids do to make everything look and taste so good. We also appreciate the fact that they work very hard to get everything cleaned up after the meal. Some of the women (and girls) from Barronett Lutheran had a wonderful time modeling for Christopher and Banks in Rice Lake on Saturday. Terri Aarestad was one of the organizers of the fashion show, and she invited quite a few of us to model. The smart ones said, “no.” It didn’t take the rest of us very long to agree to do it — especially after she said that we would get a discount on clothing and accessories. The models from Barronett Lutheran were Shirley Overvig, Sharai Hefty; Jennifer and Devon Snowbank and Dillon’s friend, Allie Rouzer; Beth Taylor and me. What a blast! We were able to wear fabulous clothing, pretend we were models, and get a nice discount too. That was super — I’m sure that I wasn’t the only woman there who saved her hubby a couple hundred dollars that day. Pat Sweet didn’t want to be one of the models, but she was in the audience snapping photos. Actually, there were quite a few women from Barronett cheering us on. It was nice to have the support. Alec Adams and Isaiah (Chippie) Erickson were at the wrestling tournament in Somerset this past weekend, and both young men won sectional championships - Alec in the 125 weight class, and Chippie in the 145 weight class. They will be traveling to Madison this weekend, Feb. 26, 27 and 28, to represent Cumberland in the state wrestling tournament. We are very proud of our wrestlers, know they are among the very best, and hope they each bring home a trophy for the school. I’m very sorry to report that our very dear friend Beatrice (Jerry) Orth passed away on Saturday. Bea was born and raised in the Barronett area, and shared many stories about growing up in the country with her brothers and sister. She married Erwin Orth in the early ‘30s, and moved to Iowa. Later, Beatrice and Erwin bought a cabin on Silver Lake, and visited the area frequently. After Erwin passed away, Beatrice moved to the cabin, and remained a Barronett resident. Bea attended Section Ten Lutheran until it closed, and then started coming to Barronett Lutheran with her daughter and son-in-law, Geri and Mel Pittman, and her son and daughter-in-law, Leroy and Dorothy Orth. Bea

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Barronett by Judy Pieper


The Classifieds

EACH INSERTION – Minimum of $3.00 for 20 words or less; 10¢ for each word over 20 words. Call 468-2314 to place ad, or e-mail your ad to Advertising deadline is Monday at noon.

(Feb. 17, 24, March 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. Cynthia M. Hanna Gary L. Hanna Marshfield Clinic Defendants. SUMMONS Real Estate Mortgage Foreclosure Case No. 10 CV 4 Honorable Eugene D. Harrington Case Code: 30404 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To the following party named as a defendant herein: Cynthia M. Hanna/Gary L. Hanna You are hereby notified that the plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The complaint, which is also served on you, states the nature and the basis of the legal action. Within 40 days after February 17, 2010, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in Chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is: Washburn County Clerk of Circuit Court 10 4th Ave. P.O. Box 339 Shell Lake, WI 54871 and to J. Timothy Lovett/Blommer Peterman, S.C., plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is: Blommer Peterman, S.C. 13700 W. Greenfield Avenue Brookfield, WI 53005 You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer within 40 days from the date stated above, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 4th day of February, 2010. J. Timothy Lovett/Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1019525 13700 W. Greenfield Avenue Brookfield, WI 534005 262-790-5719 Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (186884) 505082 WNAXLP

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(Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY OneWest Bank, FSB Plaintiff, vs. JULIE K. THOMPSON, et al. Defendants. Case Number: 09 CV 71 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on September 9, 2009, in the amount of $214,062.53, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: March 24, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: North Entrance of Washburn County Courthouse 10 4th Ave., Shell Lake, Wis. DESCRIPTION: Lot 3 of Certified Survey Map No. 2206, recorded on June 24, 1996, in Volume 9 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 146, as Document No. 245937, being a part of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 35, Township 39 North, Range 13 West, in the Town of Evergreen, Washburn County, Wis. Subject to an easement for roadway purposes over the East 66 feet of said parcel and subject to a 15 foot Private Access Easement as shown on Certified Survey Map No. 2206. ALSO DESCRIBED AS: Part of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4, Section 35, Township 39 North, Range 13 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin, described as Lot 3 on Volume 9 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 146, as Survey Number 2206 and Document No. 245937. PROPERTY ADDRESS: W7715 Highway 70, Spooner, WI 54801. TAX KEY NO.: 65-020-2-39-1335-4-1-0060. Dated this 25th day of February, 2010. /s/Terry Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County Chaz M. Rodriguez State Bar #1063071 Attorney for Plaintiff 13700 W. Greenfield Avenue Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for this purpose. (185483)

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STATE OF WISCONSIN COUNTY OF WASHBURN SS. CITY OF SHELL LAKE To the Common Council of the City of Shell Lake: I, Greg Gerads, General Manager, Country Pride Co-op, trade name Shell Lake Convenience Store, herewith apply for Class “A” liquor and fermented malt beverage license under Chapter 125.04 of the Wisconsin Statutes for the year ending June 30, 2010, on the following described premises to wit: onestory building located at 331 Hwy. 63, in the City of Shell Lake, WI. 505686 27r WNAXLP Greg Gerads Application filed this 17th day of February, 2010. (Feb. 17, 24, Mar. 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RAYMOND P. MULLENHOFF Notice to Interested Persons and Time Limit for Filing Claims (Informal Administration) Case No. 10PR07 An application has been filed for informal administration of the estate of the decedent, whose date of birth was August 25, 1946, and date of death was January 25, 2010. The decedent died domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a post office address of: N13604 Smith Bridge Road, Minong, WI 54859. Please take notice that: 1. The application will be heard at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, before Marilynn Benson, Probate Registrar, on March 16, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. or when scheduled thereafter. You need not appear unless you object. The application may be granted if no objection is made. 2. Creditors’ claims must be filed with the probate registrar on or before May 21, 2010. 3. Publication of this notice shall constitute notice to any persons whose names or addresses are unknown. Please check with attorney below for exact time and date. Marilynn Benson Probate Registrar February 9, 2010 George W. Benson Attorney at Law Benson Law Office, LLC P.O. Box 370 Siren, WI 54872 75-349-5215 Bar Number: 1012978

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Notices (Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY CITIFINANCIAL, INC. Plaintiff, vs. GLORIA G. DAVIS, et al. Defendants. Case Number: 09 CV 157 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on November 20, 2009, in the amount of $84,047.88, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: March 24, 2010, at 10:15 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: North Entrance of Washburn County Courthouse 10 4th Ave., Shell Lake, Wis. DESCRIPTION: Lots 6, 7 & 8, Block 12 of the Village of Birchwood, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 214 S. Main Street, Birchwood, WI 54817. TAX KEY NO.: 65-106-2-37-1025-0-0-5530, 65-106-2-37-1025-0-0-5535 & 65-106-2-3710-25-0-0-5540. Dated this 25th day of January, 2010 /s/Terry Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County J. T. Lovett State Bar #1019525 Attorney for Plaintiff 13700 W. Greenfield Avenue Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for this purpose. (185396)

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPOINT WISCONSIN INDIANHEAD TECHNICAL COLLEGE (WITC) DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS Notice is hereby given that applications for three (3) positions on the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) District Board are being accepted from individuals residing in the WITC District, which includes Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn Counties; and portions of Iron and St. Croix Counties. Appointments will be made in accordance with the Appointment Committee’s Plan of Representation, which specifies categories of membership as well as geographic areas of representation within the district. Following is the list of open positions: WITC District Board Member Open Positions The following three board positions will commence on or about July 1, 2010, upon certification of the Wisconsin Technical College System Board. The positions carry three-year terms expiring June 30, 2013. 1) Employee Member: Representing Region 5 – Barron County 2) Employer Member: Representing Region 3 – Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn Counties 3) Additional Member: Representing the WITC District Board Member Category Definitions 1) An Employee Member is defined as someone who does not meet the Employer Member definition, or who is acting in the capacity of an officer or agent of a labor organization. An employee receives earnings as payment for personal services and is employed in the district, but does not have the final authority to hire and fire. 2) An Employer Member is defined as someone who receives earnings as payment for personal services and who has the authority to exercise independent judgment in determining, or effectively recommending, any of the following actions for business employees: hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, discipline and adjust grievances. Note: Representatives of labor organizations (officers or agents) are considered employee members regardless of their responsibilities. 3) An Additional Member is defined as any adult who is a district resident. In the appointment process, equal consideration is given to the general population distribution within the WITC District, as well as to the distribution of women and minorities. Note: No two members of the WITC District Board may be officials of the same governmental unit, nor may any district board member be a member of the school board which employs the School District Administrator. Notarized application forms must be received no later than 4 p.m., on Tuesday, March 9, 2010. Applicants must attend the public hearing of the District Board Appointment Committee on Wednesday, April 14, at 10 a.m., at the WITC – Administrative Office, 505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871, and provide at least two letters of recommendation supporting his/her candidacy to the WITC District Board before being interviewed at the scheduled public meeting. No additional names will be accepted from the floor at the time of the Appointment Committee meeting. Notarized applications should be sent to: Mr. Roger Rebholz, Chairperson District Board Appointment Committee WITC - Administrative Office 505 Pine Ridge Drive Shell Lake, WI 54871 Application forms and instructions may be obtained on the WITC Web address below, or by contacting: Ms. Kim Olson, Board Appointment Committee Liaison WITC Administrative Office 505 Pine Ridge Drive Shell Lake, WI 54871 Telephone: (715) 468-2815, ext. 2279 E-mail: The Web address for application information and instructions to help you determine if you qualify for a board member category is: A second legal notice announcing the public hearing and committee meeting and all applicant names will be published at the end of March 2010. 505694 27r

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Laker Times Elementary Olympics

From the looks on the faces of Gene Quam, Cassie Skattebo and Madeline Flach, fellow competitor Alecia Knoop made a net in the hockey competition. Jordan Herzog is about to let the javelin fly as his friends, Annika Swan, Payton Anderson and Nick Udovich, give him a little encouragement.

Competing in the third-grade Olympics, Carly Osborn throws the discus as fellow competitors Sydney Kidder and Erick Haines watch.

School menu

Breakfast Monday, March 1: Juice, cereal, toast. Tuesday, March 2: Fruit, sausage links, French toast sticks. Wednesday, March 3: Juice, cheese omelet, toast. Thursday, March 4: Fruit, pancakes. Friday, March 5: Juice, yogurt, toast. Lunch Monday, March 1: Chicken nuggets, whipped potatoes, carrots, pear slices. No Laker.

Tuesday, March 2: Spaghetti with meat sauce, peas, peach slices. Laker: Corn dog. Wednesday, March 3: Chili w/cheese, crackers, mixed vegetables, applesauce, muffin. Laker: Chicken patty on bun. Thursday, March 4: Hot dog, coleslaw, baked beans, pineapple tidbits. Laker: BBQ rib. Friday, March 5: Cheese pizza, green beans, fresh fruit. Laker: Chef salad. Breakfast served each day for K-12 students. Bread and milk served with each meal. Laker sandwiches available to grades 7-12 only.

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One of the most difficult events is the scooter run. Carly Osborn makes the turn before the finishing line in this demanding event.

Like at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, this fourth-grade fourperson bobsled team felt the agony of defeat when Madeline Hopke stumbled and fell a few feet from the finishing line. They went from the gold to last place in a matter of seconds.

Photos by Larry Samson

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NSTC Tweens to present “One Thousand Cranes”

Fun Night kicks off FFA Week

by Amaris Vesely, cast member RICE LAKE — Northern Star Theatre’s TweensOnStage will be performing “One Thousand Cranes” by Kathryn Schultz Miller. NSTC Youth Stages TweensOnStage is presented in partnership with Bella Curella Deli and Marshfield Clinic. This play is based on the true story of a young Japanese girl with an enthusiasm for life and a passion for running. Sadako was born in Hiroshima, Japan, in 1943. She was 2 when the atomic bomb was dropped on her city, killing thousands of people, among them her beloved grandmother. The aftermath of the bomb resulted in thousands of deaths This is not a good place to be when the dodge balls start flying at the begindue to injury and radiation sickning of the game. It was Fun Night for the Shell Lake FFA on Friday, Feb. 19, for ness. Sadako eventually became the kickoff of FFA Week. — Photo by Larry Samson a victim herself when at the age of 12 she developed leukemia. Despite her illness, she never lost hope. Twenty-five young people ages 11 through 14 will tell the story of Sadako using sign language and Chelsey Dubois and Riho Watanabe assist Japanese. Riho Watanabe, a foreign exchange student from with teaching the kids some Japanese culJapan, is tutoring performers in ture. the Japanese language along with her host sister, Chelsey Dubois. workers, victims of the bomb and the Amy Myer is providing instruction in spirits of a thousand, thousand years. sign language. Performers will wear tra- Aurianna Audette and Elijah Bigner will ditional Japanese garb and Kabuki tell the story in American sign language makeup. They will incorporate Japanese for the audience. Sierra Brazee, Hannah manners and theater traditions like using Myer, Mariah Jacob and Danielle Lawler percussion to mark pivotal moments in portray the legendary cranes through inthe play. Don Ruedy has provided a terpretive movement. Erik Meyer and beautiful backdrop, and the cast will dec- Audra Poppe direct the percussion secorate the staging area with Japanese me- tions, and Emily Riewesthal will sing in mentos and symbols. Japanese. Chaz Mayo plays the emperor who “One Thousand Cranes” will be perspeaks only Japanese and his personal formed on March 4-7 at Northern Star translator is Faith Huffman. Sadako is Theatre on Main Street. Shows are 7 p.m. played by Chelsea Pumala, her friend on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights Kenji by Nick Leair; her parents are and also at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunplayed by Jordan Lundberg and Connor day. Tickets may be purchased at the Mitchell and her grandmother by Amaris Chronotype during regular business Vesely. Cast members Mary Busse, hours. Any seats remaining on March 4 The University of Wisconsin MadHatters will be in concert on Friday, March Mitchell Dvorak, Holly Gerber George, will be sold at the door one hour before 5, at 7:30 p.m., at the Spooner High School auditorium. The MadHatters are a Allee Lee, Dakota Lundequam, Jacob show time. All seats are reserved. men’s a cappella group of 15 vocalists and one vocal percussionist who tour Meyer, Keira Stager and Dani Toman internationally when they are not busy being college students. They hail from portray the emperor’s people, hospital the University of Wisconsin-Madison and include Spooner alumnus Drew Lake. The MadHatters sing a variety of popular music from oldies to current top 40 hits. Tickets are available at Schmitz’s Economart or by contacting Destiny Schultz at 715-635-2172, ext. 4143 or schultzd@spooner. Presales are recommended. Preview the MadHatters at — Photo submitted

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