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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Vol. 124, No. 1 • Shell Lake, Wis.

Weekend watch

•Thrift Sale for Tails fundraiser for WCAHS. • Free community breakfast, First United Pentecostal Church See Events, page 8



Shell Lake pageant contestants See pages 2 & 14

70 years of marriage See page 18

What’s new this school year See page 23


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SHELL LAKE — A training program for volunteer inspectors for fall and spring weekends at the Shell Lake main boat launch is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 27, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Shell Lake Community Center. Lisa Burns, Washburn County aquatic invasives species coordinator, will present the program. The Clean Boats, Clean Waters Initiative is used on many Wisconsin lakes to check boats for weeds and help educate the public about the dangers of invasive species. The training will provide guidelines for volunteers to follow at the boat launch, procedures for inspecting a boat and information on recognizing invasive species. To register for the training and volunteer to help as an inspector call Joan Quenan, 715-468-7710. — submitted ••• SHELL LAKE —The Lifelong Love Affair seminar by Jimmy and Karen Evans, will be presented at the Shell Lake Full Gospel Church. The seminar will be live via online broadcast Friday, Aug. 24, 7-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m.-noon. The seminar gives couples the tools necessary to transform their relationship, giving them a fulfilling, purpose-filled, dream-come-true marriage. The church is located at 293 S. Hwy. 63, Shell Lake. For more information or to register for child care, please call 715-468-2895. — with submitted information

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SHELL LAKE — The staff at the Washburn County Register would like to remind the public that the newspaper office will be closed Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3. Deadline for all ads and news copy for the Wednesday, Sept. 5, edition of the Register is Friday, Aug. 31, at noon. Please note that the newspaper office hours on Thursday, Aug. 30, are 8:30 a.m. to noon.— from WCR

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On Friday, Aug. 17, Dan Conroy, of Spooner, enlisted the help of Miss Shell Lake and the royalty’s float to surprise his wife, Maureen, for their 38th anniversary. Miss Shell Lake Dakota Robinson, with the help of her father, Pat Robinson, waited to surprise the couple at the Spooner Middle School after which they took a short ride on the borrowed float to Pillar’s while tossing candies to strategically placed well-wishers. Queen Maureen even got to borrow the crown for the ride. — Photo by Krys Robinson

Board votes to terminate library director Action may be challenged

by Gary King Register editor

SHELL LAKE - Shell Lake's seven-person library board voted Wednesday evening, Aug. 15, to terminate longtime library director Beth Carlson. Two members of the board voted against the firing. Carlson, who was hired 15 years ago this month to oversee the public library, indicated she is considering a formal challenge of the board’s action, which came following an hour-long closed session. Prior to convening to closed session, board members heard from nine of approximately two

dozen audience members who spoke in support of Carlson and the job she was doing as library director. A letter from former library board member David Haessig was read aloud. Haessig resigned from the board earlier this summer out of concern that a few members of the board had a Beth Carlson personal vendetta against Carlson, a conclusion he came to following a closed session of the board in June. He also stated in his letter that some direc-

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Getting the word out on CWD

Large crowd gathers to learn and comment in first public CWD informational meeting in Spooner

by Marty Seeger Special to the Register

SPOONER – When the DNR announced in early April that an adult doe tested positive for chronic wasting disease just west of Shell Lake in Washburn County, people took notice. In a short

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period of time, however, some believed the public began to lose interest in the devastating disease, and weren’t taking the matter seriously. Sensing the apathy of the public and the need to educate the public on CWD, a citizen-based advisory committee was formed soon after CWD was discovered to help change all that. It will not only help to educate the public, but will act as a liaison between the public and the DNR, as well as aid in a different approach toward CWD. “If you are a deer hunter, a landowner, enjoy

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Who will reign as Miss Shell Lake this coming year? Pageant set for Aug. 30 Ella Jane Opal at arts center

by Jessica Beecroft SHELL LAKE – It’s that time of year again, when all the girls get dolled up and compete for the titles of Miss Shell Lake, Junior Miss Shell Lake and Little Miss Shell Lake. The Miss Shell Lake pageant is set for Thursday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Shell Lake Arts Center. The pageant is meant to give the girls confidence and social skills. Once crowned, they will spend an entire year participating in parades and other events where they will represent Shell Lake. The annual pageant, which has been held for many years in the community, has four candidates for Miss Shell Lake. All are students at Shell Lake High School: Reyna Stone, 14, Jessica Irvine, 16, Danielle Kuechle, 17, and April Richter, 17. Contestants in the Junior Miss Shell Lake are: Meghan Stone, Camryn Nasman, Opal Warren, Ashley Clark and Cecilia Harrington. Little Miss Shell Lake Contestants are Daya Lawrence, Violet Nasman, Mary Clark, Lorelei Hoy and Ella Jane Sturtze. The girls compete through a variety of performances during the pageant, including a group dance and individual talent appearances. They get to wear a formal gown and, at the end of the night, answer a final question before the audience which they won’t hear until they are actually onstage. They also have individual, private interviews with each judge prior to the pageant and attend a banquet with them. At the end of the pageant, Miss Shell Lake is crowned along with a first, second and third princess, Miss Congeniality, Miss Photogenic and a talent award. The winners will receive: Miss Shell Lake - $300 scholarship, crown, sash and flowers; first princess - $200 scholarship, crown, sash and flowers; and second princess - $100 scholarship, crown sash and flowers. The winners for the other Miss Shell Lake titles will receive plaques. The Junior Miss, first and second, and Little Miss, first and second titles receive savings bonds, a crown, sash and flowers. Teri Lynn Studios took photos of each contestant again this year. The pageant is directed by Melissa Denotter.

Little Miss Shell Lake


Lawrence, 8, is the daughter of Daniel and Stephanie Lawrence. She has two sisters, Jordan and Cora. Daya has light sandy blond hair and light blue eyes. Her hobbies include basketball, reading, writing, coloring and drawing pictures, dancing and making up songs to sing. Daya’s favorite food is macaroni and cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches and her favorite colors are gold and silver. If she could have any pet, she would have her own horse so that she could take part in the rodeo because it looks like fun. When asked how she would best represent Shell Lake, Daya said that she will act like a lady and be kind and respectful. Daya’s sponsors are Mark Stellrecht’s Tractor and Auto Repair and Grandma Lynn and Grandpa Bob Antonaglia.


Hoy, 6, is the daughter of Nick and Katie Hoy. She has one brother, Steven, and one sister, Sabrina. Lorelei has light brown hair and brown eyes. Her hobbies include reading, playing outside and going to school. Lorelei’s favorite food is macaroni and cheese and her favorite color is pink. If she could have any pet it would be a bunny rabbit because they are soft and cuddly. When asked how she would best represent Shell Lake, Lorelei said she would help those in need and help pick up trash to keep the town clean. Lorelei’s sponsors are Spooner Creek Designs and the Potter’s Shed.

Sturtze, 8, is the daughter of Catherine Sturtze and Charles Allen. Ella Jane has a sister, Zayla, and brother, Phabien. Ella Jane has dark brown hair and brown eyes. Her hobbies include fishing, dancing and anything outdoors. Ella Jane’s favorite food is crab and her favorite color is green. If she could have any pet it would be a dolphin because she could go swimming with it. When asked how she would best represent Shell Lake, Ella Jane said that she would be very polite and show people how to respect others and treat everybody the way that she would like to be treated. Ella Jane’s sponsor is Silver Shears Salon.



Clark, 7, is the daughter of Rachel Keenan. Mary has brown hair and hazel eyes. She has four sisters, Sheri, Brittany, Ashley and Kayla. Mary’s hobbies include T-ball, swimming, ice-skating, playing games, reading, Little Lakers basketball, Girl Scouts and playing with her sisters. Her favorite food is tacos and her favorite color is light blue. If she could have any pet it would be a puppy because they are fun. When asked how she would best represent Shell Lake, Mary said by being kind and polite to others. Mary’s sponsor is Weights for Women located in Vitality Village. Nasman, 7, is the daughter of Rick Nasman and Rikki Pardun. She has two sisters, LeeAnn and Camryn, and two brothers, Vince and Ricky Jr. Violet has brown hair and green eyes. Her hobbies include riding her bike and four-wheeler, singing, fishing and swimming. Violet’s favorite food is ribs and her favorite color is purple. If she could have any pet it would be a Yorkie because they are cute. When asked how she would best represent Shell Lake, Violet said by smiling and being friendly. Violet is sponsored by A+ Dumpsters.

Junior Miss Shell Lake


Clark, 11, is the daughter of Rachel Keenan. Ashley has four sisters, Sheri, Brittany, Mary and Kayla. Ashley’s hobbies include ice-skating, reading books, softball, basketball, volleyball, swimming and playing with her sisters. She also has become a baritone player. Ashley’s favorite food is steak and her favorite color is yellow. If she could have any pet it would be a cat because they are cuddly. When asked how she will best represent Shell Lake, Ashley said by being kind and considerate of others. Ashley’s sponsor is Keenan Construction.

Warren, 11, is the daughter of Sami Walczak and James Warren. She has brown hair and green eyes. Opal’s hobbies include drawing, dancing, singing and playing volleyball. Opal’s favorite food is chocolate and her favorite colors are lime green and bright blue. If she could have any pet it would be an elephant because she could ride it all of the time. When asked how she would best represent Shell Lake, Opal said by going to parades, meeting people and being nice to them. Opal’s sponsors are The Prime, Dan’s Bat Be Gone and her Aunt Marie.


Harrington, 11, is the daughter of Alana and Brendan Harrington. Cecilia has two brothers, John and Joey, and one sister AnnaBelle. Cecilia has brown hair and green eyes. Her hobbies include scrapbooking, baking, swimming and shopping. Cecilia’s favorite food is steak and her favorite color is neon pink. If she could have any pet it would be a bulldog because their cute faces are absolutely adorable. When asked how she will best represent Shell Lake, Cecilia said that she will best represent Shell Lake by telling people how great it is and how pretty it is. Cecilia is sponsored by Dahlstroms Lakeside Market, Jack’s Repair and her mom and dad.


Stone, 12, is the daughter of Matt and Cory Stone. Meghan has one sister, Reyna, who is competing in the Miss Shell Lake pageant, and one brother, Jameson. Meghan has light brown hair and brown eyes. Meghan’s hobbies include gymnastics, shopping, talking, fishing and playing the saxophone. Meghan loves foreign food and her favorite color is teal. If Meghan could have any pet it would be a dog because they are harmless, sweet and nice. When asked how she would best represent Shell Lake, Meghan said by being kind to others. Meghan’s sponsor is Country Pride Co-op.


Nasman, 10, is the daughter of Rick Nasman and Rikki Pardun. Camryn has two sisters, Violet and LeeAnn, and two brothers, Vince and Ricky Jr. Camryn has blond hair and green eyes. Camryn’s hobbies include fishing, swimming, tubing, riding bike, running, riding fourwheeler and spending time with her friends and family. Camryn’s favorite food is lasagna and her favorite color is blue. If Camryn could have any pet it would be a dog because they are smart and loyal. When asked how she would best represent Shell Lake, Camryn said that she would do so by being nice to others and telling people why she likes living in Shell Lake. Camryn is sponsored by St. Croix Casino/Hertel Express.

Come see the crowning of the new 2012 Shell Lake royalty Thursday, Aug. 30 at the Shell Lake Arts Center.

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Oak wilt confirmed in northern counties

Community grants may be available to combat deadly oak disease

MADISON — Oak wilt, a deadly fungal disease affecting red oaks, was confirmed for the first time this summer in Lincoln, Sawyer and Vilas counties. “Confirmed trees were located north of Tomahawk in Lincoln County, south of Hayward in Sawyer County and east of Eagle River in Vilas County,” said Brian Schwingle, DNR forest health specialist. All three locations were in yards, and all three properties had oaks pruned or damaged in late spring. Oak wilt is commonly found in the southern two-thirds of the state, but has been creeping north. Oak wilt has been confirmed in all Wisconsin counties except Ashland, Bayfield, Calumet, Door, Douglas, Forest, Iron, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Price, Rusk, Sheboygan, Taylor and Washburn. “The first symptoms of oak wilt are branches with wilted leaves and leaves on the ground in summer when you wouldn’t

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eating venison, watching deer or managing deer, this issue will affect you,” said Steve Hemshrot, speaking to a crowd of around 250 area citizens at the Spooner High School during the first of at least three public informational meetings on CWD Tuesday, Aug. 21. Hemshrot is a resident of Shell Lake and CWD advisory team member, which is comprised of about seven other citizens representing counties most affected by CWD, which includes Washburn, Polk, Burnett and Barron counties. There will be two more meetings coming up in September with the first being held at The Bear Paw Company in Rice Lake on Thursday, Sept. 6, and again in Siren on Thursday, Sept. 13. The committee has received enthusiastic support from local DNR biologists and other staff to help educate the public on CWD, and many DNR staff members were present at the meeting to help answer any questions that came up at the end of the two-hour-long meeting. It was also noted that the committee members were not handpicked by the DNR and have the goal to help get the word out on CWD, but also work with the public to come up with ways to manage the problem. “We, like you, are landowners, hunters and care a great deal about the future of our hunting heritage in this part of the state, so we’re doing our part,” Hemshrot said. A wealth of information was presented to the public on Tuesday night including keys to understanding CWD, the extent of the spread and the need for the public to provide samples for testing in the 10-milesquare radius of where the CWD-infected deer was found near Shell Lake. The DNR hopes to sample a minimum of 875 deer in that 10-mile-square area once the deer seasons begin. So far, they have collected 62 deer for sampling through road kills, agricultural permits and special permits to

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tors had a desire to micro-manage the library. He added that it would take “multiple meetings every month” to resolve a “very difficult situation.” Haessig’s resignation came prior to a July 23 special meeting of the board which focused on record-keeping procedures and time sheets kept by Carlson over the past three years. That meeting was held in open session at the request of Carlson. Whether or not the time-keeping issue played a role in Carlson’s dismissal has not been divulged. The Register contacted Carlson, Mayor Sally Peterson and board Chair Mary Dunbar a week following that special meeting. All three declined to go on record at that time. On public record is a written complaint filed by Carlson on April 12, 2011. In it she

expect to see that,” said Kyoko Scanlon, a DNR forest pathologist. “These are not the brown, dry leaves of autumn. These are partially green to bronze-green and are not completely dry.” Additional information about oak wilt and other forest health issues can be found online using the keyword oak wilt at

Red and white oaks affected Oak wilt affects trees in both the red and white oak groups. Once a tree is infected with oak wilt, water and nutrients can’t move up from the root system, causing the tree’s leaves to wilt and fall. Eventually, oak wilt kills the tree. “The red oak group, including northern red, northern pin and black oaks, are particularly vulnerable to oak wilt. Once symptoms become visible, a tree loses most of its leaves, typically from the top downward, and dies very quickly, often within a few weeks,” said Scanlon. “Anyone with an oak tree that is rapidly losing its leaves may want to have the tree examined for oak wilt by an International Society of Arboriculture-certified arborist or forester or send in a sample for a laboratory test,” said Don Kissinger, a DNR urban forester. “Immediate steps should be

Steve Hemshrot of Shell Lake spoke to a room of about 250 people concerned about CWD in Spooner on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Hemshrot is one of the citizen-based CWD advisory team members. - Photos by Marty Seeger

taken to protect nearby oaks if they value those trees.” The University of Wisconsin’s Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic can help verify the presence of oak wilt. A sample must be sent to the clinic, and a small fee is charged for the service. The clinic can be reached at 608-262-2863 or at Most often, oak wilt spreads from one oak to another through root grafts — connected roots between neighboring trees. Removing a diseased or dead tree may not be enough to stop oak wilt from spreading. Forest health experts recommend using a vibratory plow or trencher to cut through existing root grafts prior to removal of diseased trees. Contacting an urban forestry consultant to determine the best time of year and placement of the root graft barriers is a good idea, as placement will vary depending on tree size, soil type and the distance between infected and healthy trees. “Fungicide treatment to prevent oak wilt-caused death is an option in some cases, but repeated applications are necessary to keep an oak alive,” Schwingle said. Oak wilt is sometimes caused by insects that carry the oak wilt spores to healthy trees. To prevent oak trees from being in-

presence on the landscape, the advisory committee invited guest speaker Dr. Bryan Richards, CWD project leader for the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center in Madison. He is also regarded as one of the foremost experts on CWD. Along with Richards, Mike Zeckmeister, DNR Northern Region wildlife supervisor, and CWD wildlife biologist Mark Rasmussen also presented information. Richards presented the most in-depth and compelling background on CWD, including how the disease spreads, what animals are affected and the preventative measures that are taken to try and slow the spread and why these measures are taken. Much of the information presented was also a way to clear up rumors and misinformation about CWD that persist with the general public, who held a lengthy comment-and-questions period after the presentation. Much of the public had comments or concerns on why baiting and feeding was banned in the first place, disposal of carcasses and how, or if, the disease can be transmitted to humans or livestock.

says the present board had created an unpleasant or hostile working environment “due mainly to Mary Dunbar, board president.” Dunbar responded with written answers to accusations outlined in that complaint and made no mention of dissatisfaction with Carlson’s performance at that time, noting, “Beth runs the library well - we are not looking to replace her.”

providing the employee an opportunity to attend and to have it in open session, it was illegal, and therefore no results can be used,” he said. “In addition, there is not provision under Wisconsin State Law for discussing the recommendations of any board in closed session.” Frankiewicz reportedly filed a complaint with the district attorney but that could not be confirmed by press time.

At the Aug. 15 meeting, former Fall Creek School Superintendent Gary Frankiewicz, whose wife, Jane, is the director at the Spooner Public Library, cited state statutes he said were not followed, noting several decisions had been made outside of the board’s meeting. “Unless the personnel board meeting was posted as closed session, including

Help may be available Wisconsin communities may be eligible to participate in a cost-sharing program to help combat oak wilt. The Urban Forestry Grant Program is not available to individual property owners. But property owners with oak wilt are encouraged to contact their municipal forester or other local official to pursue a grant. Applications for the program are due by Oct. 1. If a community is interested in applying for a grant, contact the local Wisconsin DNR Urban Forestry coordinator. Contact information can be found at tml. — from WDNR

Six of the members of the citizen-based CWD advisory team introduced themselves to a large crowd in Spooner. The goal of the team is to act as a liaison between the DNR and the public to provide information on CWD to come up with plans to better manage the disease. Pictured (L to R): Dave Hraychuck, Balsam Lake; Seth Bauer, Birchwood; Kathy Strong, Barronett; Barry Nielsen, Shell Lake; Joe Weiss, Spooner; and Bill Taubman, Shell Lake.

landowners nearest to the area where CWD was found. Only five of those deer were killed by special permits to landowners, who simply wanted to get deer sampled in their areas nearest to the center of where CWD was found. It also helped DNR increase sample size. None of the samples so far have turned up positive for CWD, but the DNR is still going to continue sampling and needs the public to cooperate, especially once the hunting seasons are in full swing. The extent of CWD in the Shell Lake area is unknown thus far but because the disease has been found in only one deer, response measures have been taken, but rather cautiously in comparison to how the DNR handled CWD in 2002 when it was discovered in southwest Wisconsin. There are no sharpshooters or an eradication process in place, but a baiting-andfeeding ban remains in effect for the Washburn, Polk, Burnett and Barron counties indefinitely. This includes baiting with corn for hunting or viewing purposes, mineral, salt blocks and other types of baiting. In order to further explain CWD and its

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fected with oak wilt transported by insects, it is very important not to prune or wound oak trees from April through July and to take a cautious approach through October. Pruning or injuring the tree causes the tree to release sap, which attracts the fungustransporting insects. If tree removal, pruning or damage occurs to oak tree trunks or limbs between April and August, it is imperative to seal the wounds with some type of water-based (latex) paint. It does not have to be commercial tree-wound paint.

5-2 vote for termination

Following its closed session, board member Mitch Fox made the recommendation that Carlson be terminated immediately. It was seconded by Jane Pederson. At that point, Carlson asked if she wasn’t supposed to have gotten a verbal or written warning, and there was no response from the board.

In the coming weeks, the Washburn County Register will continue to provide information on CWD, as well as provide more information on Tuesday’s presentation by Richards, who will not be presenting information at the next two meetings in Rice Lake or Siren. The advisory committee also remains committed to keeping the public informed on CWD and how to approach the next step.

Dr. Bryan Richards, CWD project leader for the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, is the foremost authority on CWD in the nation. He spoke to about 250 people on Tuesday, Aug. 21, about CWD, how it spreads and much of the latest information on the deadly deer disease.

Voting in favor of the termination were Dunbar and members Mitch Fox, Pederson, Mary Sue Kranz and Sara Ducos. Board members Sue Hansen and Chris Ottoson voted against the termination.

Aug. 20 meeting

A special meeting of the library committee was held Monday, Aug. 20 for consideration of a final wage and benefit payment to the former director, the drafting of a termination letter, the consideration of the designation of interim director or shortterm delegation of duties, and development of a recommendation for wage and benefit package for potential library director candidates. Updates on this story will be posted at - reporter Diane Dryden contributed to this story



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The firing of the Shell Lake Public Library director, Beth Carlson

A few weeks ago, I read in the Register that there were questions raised about the Shell Lake Public Library and its director, Beth Carlson. Because I could not attend the library board meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 14, I wrote a letter to the library committee chairperson, Mary Dunbar, and the library committee, in which I described my positive experiences working with Carlson over the last 10 years since the death of my mother, Kate Hoar, when I used the proceeds from the sale of items from her home to buy quality books for young adults to get them hooked on reading. Carlson worked closely with me to find really fine books and build up the holdings for this age group. Because of that experience, I have continued to donate to the library each year. I stay in touch with Carlson by e-mail from my home in Akron, Ohio, about items that she thinks might be appropriate for me to purchase for the library. The focus of the purchases has changed over the years as my niece and nephew have grown up and as my own grandchildren have begun using the library. When my grandchildren arrive in town each year from Colorado, their first stop is the library, checking out books, finding the story hour schedule and getting a list of the other events that Carlson organizes to engage kids. The most recent was the program on spinning and weaving that included the visit of a

sheep from the Pittman farm as well as a demonstration of wool processing and spinning. This year, Beth is helping me locate hard-copy editions of engaging poetry for young people — a project I began when I found that the Spooner bookstore did not have, nor could find online, a copy of Longfellow’s “Song of Hiawatha,” which I wanted to read to my grandchildren after attending a powwow in Hayward. Carlson has helped me track down works by Longfellow, Tennyson and Kipling, writers whose poetry has a dramatic ring to young ears. Over the years, I have been impressed with the way that Carlson has successfully reached out to the community and the tourists that return to Shell Lake each year with summer reading contests for kids, events that draw tourists to the library and the special events during Town and Country Days. She also has done a good job of providing Internet facilities for the community. Her efforts show how important it is to have a professional librarian directing the library and especially one with inspiration and imagination. It greatly surprised and distressed me to hear that the library committee terminated her employment given her depth of experience and her contributions to the Shell Lake community. Jane Hoar Leonard Shell Lake

Sad – sad - sad

Please explain to those who patronize our library why the library board fires such an outstanding librarian like Beth Carlson. I’m at the library two to three times a week. She is personable, pleasant and helpful to all and always has a smile. Carlson and her co-workers are great.

The board should stand up and state publicly reasons for her dismissal. It feels like a small-town nit-picking witch-hunt.

As you read in last week’s paper, the Shell Lake City Council decided to open the four gates on Class B landings to trailered boats after the inspectors are no longer present at the main landing after Labor Day. I wish to particularly commend Councilman Don Bruce, who visited his neighbors in town before voting at the council meeting. He reported that everyone he spoke with in his ward — about a dozen people — did not want the gates open until the lake froze, and he voted in line with their wishes. I also want to publicly thank Councilman Ken Schultz who tried to find a compromise with a motion to wait until Oct. 1 to open the gate at the south bay access; Don Bruce, Jane Pederson and Terry Leckel voted with Ken for this, but Mayor Sally Pederson cast the deciding vote to defeat the motion. Thanks to all who called City Hall and their council members; unfortunately, the current majority is not listening to the many concerned voters. As Randy Baker so well expressed in his comment at the meeting, council mem-

bers are voting for the convenience of a few, rather than for protection (of the lake) for the many. After so many people expressed concern to me about the lack of inspectors at the main landing after Labor Day, I received city council approval to work with Dave Vold to set up volunteer inspectors on Thursday-Sunday for September and part of October, as long as the lake stays busy. Lisa Burns will provide the Clean Boats, Clean Waters training for all who want to help. This training will take place on Monday, Aug. 27, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Shell Lake Community Center. Please call me at 715-468-7710 if you are available to inspect boats this fall.

A patron who reads only male authors, Donn Dinnies Shell Lake

Current majority is not listening

Joan Quenan Shell Lake

Sens. Harsdorf and Jauch urge Minnesota governor to take action on tax reciprocity

Legislators express deep concern that a reciprocity agreement may not be reached

POPLAR/RIVER FALLS — Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, and Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls, along with their colleagues representing districts along the Wisconsin-Minnesota border, sent a letter to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota Department of Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans urging them to reach an agreement to reinstate the long-standing income tax reciprocity policy between the two states. The letter expresses their deep concern that an agreement has not yet been reached despite good-faith negotiations that have addressed the issues that led to elimination of the highly popular reciprocity program. If a new agreement is not reached by September, it would mean the earliest reciprocity could be re-

stored would be 2014. In February, legislators from both states and both parties met in St. Paul, Minn., and agreed that the issues causing the termination of the reciprocity agreement could be addressed to the satisfaction of both states. The consensus from that meeting was that reciprocity should be restored by January 2013. An agreement must be reached by early fall in order to be effective for the next tax year. The lawmakers stressed that a recent proposal put forth by Wisconsin Department of Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler addresses the issues that led Minnesota to terminate the agreement in 2009. Wisconsin has agreed to Minnesota’s requests for more timely payments and a new benchmark study for calculating future payments, ensuring greater accuracy and reliability. However, due to a limitation in Minnesota income tax law that prohibits Minnesota taxpayers from claiming full credit for income taxes paid to another state, Minnesota is seeking to obtain

higher payments from Wisconsin. The income-tax reciprocity agreement has never before required such a payment from Wisconsin to account for the higher taxes Minnesota residents pay in the absence of reciprocity. Wisconsin DOR officials estimate, based upon a review of tax records, that Wisconsin would be obligated to pay Minnesota approximately $56 million to account for differences in the number of border-crossers between the states. Minnesota is seeking approximately $40 million per year more than has previously been paid or would have been paid using tax year 2010 and 2011 data. Harsdorf and Jauch have maintained

EAU CLAIRE — Gov. Scott Walker and Fort McCoy’s commanding officer will take part in the opening day of the Exchange Clubs of Eau Claire’s Field of Honor, to be held at 1 p.m., Sept. 8–16. The field will be placed near the Chippewa Valley Technical College parking lot on Clairemont Avenue and will consist of 1,500 full-size American flags on 8-foot poles. The field will honor all who have served or are serving in the United States military at home or abroad, and disabled vets. Wisconsin flags will also fly, commemorating state servicemen and women who have lost their lives from the Persian Gulf War through today. In addition to the flags, there will be a static display of military vehicles, a Vietnam-era Huey helicopter, a POW/MIA hot air balloon, the Fort Snelling Army Band and a special presentation of the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall will be on-site the final four days of the event. The nine-day display of flags will be open 24 hours a day and will be utilized by other military, police and civic groups as a backdrop for presenta-

tions during the week, including a special 9/11 remembrance program. Flags are available now for purchase in the name of a veteran or fallen soldier and may be taken home following the event to be flown at home to continue honoring these heroes. Proceeds from the event help support the VFW’s Unmet Needs Program, which helps returning veterans with basic life needs in the form of grants. Complete information on the event, including sponsorships, volunteers and how a flag can be sponsored can be found at fieldofhonor or at FieldofHonorEauClaire. — from Exchange Clubs of Eau Claire ••• FREDERIC — Jeff Raschke, Danbury, got the keys to a 2013 Chevy Malibu from Larsen Auto Center after shooting a holein-one at the Frederic Golf Course during the Northwest Passage Foundation golf fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 10. He accepted the keys from Terry Larsen, owner of Larsen Auto Center. Jamie Olson, Frederic, shot a hole-in-one on the 128-yard hole No.

15 and received a set of new Calloway irons. — from the Inter-County Leader ••• BURNETT COUNTY — A 21-year-old St. Paul, Minn., man died after falling onto the road from on top of a vehicle on Saturday evening, Aug. 11. According to a Burnett County Sheriff’s report, Shawn G. Swanson was riding on the exterior of the vehicle and fell onto the road in the Town of Oakland at approximately 11:31 p.m. The driver of the vehicle, Cole T. Fohrenkamm, 21, St. Paul, Minn., was subsequently arrested and could face the charge of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. — from the Inter-County Leader ••• WEBSTER – At about 10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13, a vehicle hit a gas meter outside The Tap tavern in Webster, breaking off the meter and causing a gas leak. WE Energies was notified of the leak, but it was two hours before they were able to respond. In the meantime, traffic was diverted from Hwy. 35 near the accident and from Webster’s Main Street and Sturgeon

ongoing conversations with Minnesota lawmakers and are convinced that those lawmakers support the changes proposed by Wisconsin that will result in a win-win for residents in both states. For 41 years, Minnesota and Wisconsin participated in a tax-reciprocity agreement for the benefit of taxpayers on both sides of the border. The deadline is quickly approaching to have a new agreement in place for the 2013 tax year. Failure to reach an agreement will mean thousands of taxpayers in both states will continue to see greater expense and inconvenience. — from the offices of Sen. Jauch and Sen. Harsdorf


Area news

Avenue. Both Siren and Webster fire departments were at the scene, and water was sprayed onto the gas leak to help contain the spread of the natural gas. — from the Inter-County Leader ••• LUCK — Aaron Keith Stewart, threetime Grammy-winning Twin Cities baritone, has opened a unique lodging option on the shores of Little Butternut Lake just outside of Luck called the Butternut Bed and Breakfast. Stewart has teamed up with noted chef Steve Fiero to create a lodging and culinary experience that might make the guests want to sing. — from the InterCounty Leader ••• RICE LAKE — The Rice Lake Speedway, the oldest continually operating speedway in northern Wisconsin, celebrated its 60th year of operation on Saturday, Aug. 11. Inductees into its second group of Hall of Famers were Don Dew, Dave Palmquist, Dave Adams, Louie Foss, Jack Shimon and Ben Ryba. — from the Barron News-Shield


Namekagon String Band to help kick off Town and Country Days

SHELL LAKE — For a truly exceptional and fresh experience, the public is invited to kick off Shell Lake’s Town and Country days at the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre on Friday, Aug. 31, at 7:30 p.m. Theatre in the Woods welcomes the Namekagon String Band, which reconfigured as a trio in March of this year and has been receiving rave reviews ever since. Featuring Hayward-area musicians Jason Rabuck, Eric Schubring and Bruce Qualey, this trio performs their innovative interpretations of traditional, rock, folk, blues and original music at many area events and festivals. By combining a very diverse range of musical influences, the Namekagon String Band will delight from the first notes to the final chords. Rabuck has performed guitar, vocals and harmonica in his band, Live End, for several years and brings an energetic, blues-based improvisational style to the trio.

The Namekagon String Band will perform at the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre on Friday, Aug. 31, at 7:30 p.m. — Photo submitted

Spooner Area School District conducts telephone survey

SPOONER — The Spooner Area School District has been conducting a community survey Monday-Thursday, Aug. 20-23. Independent researchers planned to telephone over 500 randomly selected Spooner Area School District residents to ask them their opinions about local schools. Respondents are asked questions on topics ranging from the school curriculum to communication effectiveness to school facilities. Respondents also are asked to grade various school district programs and services. “This is an update of a survey we conducted in 2005 and in 2009,” said school Superintendent Donald Haack. “We will use the information provided by respon-

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners

August 13 - $30 William Smith, Rice Lake August 14 - $30 Bud Hinaus, Solon Springs August 15 - $30 Darwin Nordin, Seattle, Wash. August 16 - $30 Barb Peterson, Shell Lake August 17 - $30 Kim Martin, Shell Lake

Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

Temps & levels

Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station

2012 Aug. 13 Aug. 14 Aug. 15 Aug. 16 Aug. 17 Aug. 18 Aug. 19

High 74 78 80 80 81 78 81

High 73 79 79 80 67 73 76

Low 57 54 56 66 62 52 61 Low 55 50 50 58 43 44 51


.93” rain Precip.

.05” rain .11” rain

.07” rain

Lake level Monday, Aug. 22, 2011: 1,218.30’ MSL Monday, Aug. 20, 2012: 1,217.38’ MSL

DMV adds to its list of online services

MADISON — Now when you purchase an auto, light truck, motorcycle or SUV through a private sale, you can go online to title and register it, saving yourself a trip to the DMV. A new title application system called eMV Public can be found at “Dealerships have had this convenience for a while, and now we are able to extend it to our customers who purchase vehicles through private sales,” notes Bureau of Vehicle Services Director Mitchell Warren. “More and more DMV services and transactions are moving online, and this is good news for our customers.” The eMV Public application is available 24/7, easy to use, and your title record and license plate information are updated immediately after you complete the online application. Once complete, mail

your title, receipt and any other required documents and fees to the DMV. If you request new license plates, they should arrive within two weeks. With eMV Public you can transfer existing valid license plates; obtain new license plates within two weeks or print 90-day temporary license plates for easy display in the back window of most vehicles. With the addition of eMV Public, there are now well over a dozen DMV services online. “Clearly it is the way to go if you want to save time and money,” notes Warren. Aside from getting a driver’s license, just about everything else a customer needs from DMV can be done online at or through the mail and does not require a visit to a service center. — from WisDOT

selors at the camp. The bomb had been thrown into the lake, and when it failed to explode in 10 minutes, they took it to the cabin where they were trying to determine why it failed to explode when it went off.

Chris Burns, Sally Stouffer and Jill Hanson. Members of the pom-pom squad were Amy Richie, Deidre Degner, Renea Roe, Melissa Zaloudek, Cheri Olek, Patti Livingston, Mary Stellrecht, Elisa Nielson, Rae Ann Bontekoe and Becky Jerry.

Register Memories

1952 - 60 years ago

Wild River Sport & Marine

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dents in both our short- and long-range planning.” Haack said that the researchers were calling both parents and those without school-age children. “We are seeking the opinions of everyone in our community,” he said. “The survey will take about seven minutes to complete. I urge those community members who are called to participate in this important project.” Once the survey responses are coded and analyzed, a report will be prepared for the Spooner Area School District Board of Education and members of the community. Questions about the survey project can be directed to Haack at 715-635-2171. — from SASD

• Officers of the Shell Lake Teachers Association were Lyle Hartwig, president; Ernest Wallin, vice president; Mary Lemke, secretary/treasurer; and Sarah Garnhart, social committee chairman. • Sgt. Alvin Honetor returned to Patrick Air Force Base, Coca, Fla., after surprising his folks by flying to Minneapolis, where they met him for a 24hour stay at home. • The following lettermen returned to the Shell Lake football squad: Neal Rydberg, Don Stockburger, Bob Knowlton, Jerome Anderson, Cliff Kallenbach, Jerry Johnson, Jerry Chopp and Ray Miller. • The Standard Service Station on Main Street in Shell Lake, owned by Vernon Parker, was robbed of $159 in cash.

1962 - 50 years ago

• Bus drivers for the Shell Lake School District were Everett Rounce, Pat Harrington, Ray Swan, Karl Bergquist, Elmer Hawkinson, Harry Dahlstrom, Albert Petz, August Petz, Allen Sather, Ted Neubauer, Raymond Hanson, Gerald Besse and Mrs. Pat Harrington. • The annual fall party of the Timberland Beavers 4-H Club was held with 55 members and friends attending. Chaperons for the hayride were Mr. and Mrs. C. Thomas, Mrs. Glen Crosby and Mrs. George Graf. Drivers were Ernie Lauritsen and Bradley Wickman. Mrs. Herman Crosby was in charge of the lunch. A marshmallow and wiener roast at the club wayside followed the hayride. • Lampert Yards in Shell Lake was having a Lions House Paint sale for as low as $4.65 a gallon. • A homemade bomb ended the lives of two boys and injured two others at Tomahawk Boy Scout Camp on Long Lake east of Sarona. The four were coun-

Schubring livens things up on the banjo, guitar and vocals. His past projects include: The Penokee Mountain Travelers, Jackpine Rose, with Molly Stoddard, and a duo with the late Lew Orsoni. Schubring is also the morning program host on radio station WOJB 88.9 FM in Reserve. Qualey covers it all from classical to rock on his upright bass and backing vocals. He also plays with Duck for the Oyster and the Dean’s List Big Band. He also performed for many years with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 715-468-4387 or online at Theatre in the Woods is a nonprofit community theater organization, now in its 23rd year, located at the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre, 605 1st St. in Shell Lake. For more information visit — from TitW

Compiled by Suzanne Johnson

1972 - 40 years ago

• The community of Sarona suffered severe storm damage in a storm with high winds that brought rain and hail, and blew over a number of trees. • Gary Olson, Shell Lake, had his 1964 Ford stolen off Main Street in Shell Lake. The car was recovered by the Hayward Police Department before the car was reported stolen. A 15-year-old boy was held by Hayward Police and was charged with the theft. He was stopped in Hayward for speeding. • Jane Skinner returned from a threeweek tour of the British Isles. • The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. John Stodola in West Sarona was broken into, and a TV set, typewriter and sewing machine were stolen.

1982 - 30 years ago

• Terry Wiseman, principal at Shell Lake High School, resigned. • John Beardsley, president of Shell Lake State Bank, was the grand marshal for the Town and Country Days parade. • Nine lettermen, including six seniors, were ready for football in Shell Lake. Seniors Bruce Dahlstrom, Matt Ailport and Dan Krueger were co-captains. Other seniors were Boyd Anderson, Chris Schaefer and Don Quinton. The other three lettermen were Mitch Stovring, Dave Thomas and Dan Slater. Coach Ken Ogden would rely on junior Butch Erickson to quarterback his offense. • The cheerleading squad for Shell Lake was Lori Neuman, Barbara Smith,

1992 - 20 years ago

• Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden taught a class on handgun use for women for the Shell Lake Community Education program. • Members of the cast of the “Johnny O’Brien Tonight Show” for Town and Country Days were Terry O’Brien, Jason Jerry, Mary Kruger, Frank Jones, Jeff Patterson, Steve and Kendra Carlson, Danielle Dryden, Keesha Hall, Kristi Buck, Jessica Erwin and Matt Reimann. • Bob and Mabel Washkuhn celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. • Steve Clay was the chairman of the Longest Day of Golf that raised funds for the American Cancer Society.

2002 - 10 years ago

• A bale of hay in a field owned by Larry Wenzel along East Lake Drive in Shell Lake was burning after being hit by lightning. • Jeremy Collins, 22, Phillips, lost his life when his single-engine Cessna 172 Skyhawk II he was piloting crashed into a cornfield east of Shell Lake. He had about five years of flying experience and was the only occupant of the plane. • The 4-year-old kindergarten began at Shell Lake Schools. Janie LaFave of Cadott was hired as the teacher and would be moving with her family to the area. • Jerry Gauderman was the new Shell Lake School superintendent.


Total Hoops Academy opens up fall registration

RICE LAKE — This summer the 16,000th player trained by David Swan, Shell Lake, attended the Total Hoops Academy in Oslo, Norway. For over 20 years, Swan has trained players of all ages from around the globe and the Total Hoops Academy will once again be held in northern Wisconsin at the UW-Barron County gym. Sessions in Rice Lake will begin on Sunday, Sept. 9, and run throughout the fall. Boys and girls in third through 12th grades can attend either Sunday or Tuesday evening training. Registration is limited, so it is highly recommended that interested players sign up quickly. The following is a brief rundown of the different training sessions: Sundays: Grades three - six, 5-6 p.m. Grade six may attend either this session or the 6 p.m. session. Skills and Thrills: Concentration on ball handling, shooting, and offensive basics that all players must master. The last 20 minutes of each day In Oslo, Norway, this summer, athletes No. 15,999, 16,000 and 16,001 posed for a picture with Total will be filled with fun contests that fur- Hoops Academy director David Swan. — Photo courtesy of Arild Buen, NPI

Kayak clinic for kids coming to Shell Lake

SHELL LAKE — Thanks to a physical education grant, a kayak clinic for kids will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, in Shell Lake. Wild Earth Eco Tours will hold Clinic I from noon to 1:30 p.m. for youth ages 8-12. Clinic 2, from 2-3:30 p.m., is for mixed youth ages 8-17 years. Clinic 3, 4-5:30 p.m., is for teens ages 13-17. A maximum of eight students per clinic will be allowed, therefore it is important to reserve your spot now by calling 715-468-7815, Ext. 1337 or e-mailing jensenk@! Shell Lake Community Ed is a sponsor of this program. — from SLCE

Washburn County Area Humane Society

ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK Here’s a great way you can help the animals in need, You’ll also get some things cleaned out while doing a good deed. This week is your big chance to bring in items you don’t use, The more there is, the more they’re helped, so please help spread the news. The Washburn County Fairgrounds is where it will all take place, On Aug. 24 and 25 we hope to see your face. Be sure to have your wallet full ‘cause buying’s such a pleasure, You know how the old saying goes “one’s trash is someone’s treasure.” Thank-yous come in many ways, but none like from a pet, A wagging tail or kitty’s purr are the best you can get. Please know that all the animals, they thank you in advance, For every dollar that you give, gives them another chance. Cats for adoption: 6-year-old spayed gray shorthair; 8-month-old female black/white shorthair; 5month-old black female shorthair; 8-week-old medium-hair dilute tortie; 8-week-old male orange/white tiger; 4-month-old neutered gray shorthair; 7-month-old male medium-hair orange tabby; 6-month-old white female Siamese mix; 6-month-old male tiger; 8-year-old spayed gray/white shorthair; 1-year-old male orange shorthair tiger; 6-month-old male gray shorthair; 5-month-old male brown/black medium-hair tabby; and many kittens from 7-12 weeks old. Dogs for adoption: 2-year-old male black/white fox terrier mix; 3-year-old spayed black Lab mix; 8year-old neutered black Lab; 1-year-old spayed black Lab mix; 10-month-old black/white JRT/rat terrier mix; 4-year-old brown/white male Chihuahua mix; 1-year-old male black Lab mix and a 3-year-old neutered tan/white JRT/Chihuahua mix. Also for adoption: 3-year-old male white/brown rat and a male hedgehog. Strays include: Female black Lab/poodle mix found on Michigan Street in Spooner. Please note our upcoming fundraiser Thrift Sale for Tails at the Washburn County Fairgrounds in Spooner on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24-25, starting at 9 a.m. each day and visit our Web site.

Located at 1400 Cottonwood Ave. in Spooner (Behind the county fairgrounds)


ther develop important fundamentals. Grades six - nine, 6-7:15 p.m. Grade nine may attend either this session or the 7:15 p.m. session. Training Camp - Score More: Start preparing to be a scoring force in the upcoming season. This is intense training on all

aspects of your individual offensive game, along with contests and individual competitions. Grades nine - 12, 7:15-9:15 p.m. Training Camp - Score More: Start preparing to be a scoring force in the upcoming season. Training on all aspects of your individual offensive game. Especially formatted for those players who are in a fall sport. On Tuesday Nights: High Intensity Training Camp: When you start practice in November, do you want to be in midseason form and lead your team right away? If you truly desire to be a champion, this camp will prepare you. Offensive skill work plus intense 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3 competitions will fill this powerpacked 90 minutes of training camp. All Total Hoops Academy programs come with a 100-percent money-back guarantee. For more information please go to or call Samantha Heathman at 715-234-8176, Ext. 5403 or or call camp director David Swan at 715-2054424. — from Total Hoops Academy

Keeping home-canned tomato products safe and tasty

SPOONER — Tomato plants are beginning to yield, and for some this means the beginning of the annual ritual of home canning. Whether you’re canning whole tomatoes, salsa, spaghetti sauce or anything in between, adding acid to canned tomato products is a must, according to University of Wisconsin-Extension food safety specialist Barbara Ingham. When foods are home canned, the safety and processing guidelines depend primarily on the amount of acid in the product. Though tomatoes are usually considered a high-acid food, food safety researchers now know that the pH (acid) levels of tomatoes and other fruits can vary greatly because of many factors, including climate, soil, cultivar variety and ripeness. Because of this variation in acid levels, the United States Department of Agriculture recommends adding acid to all homecanned tomato products. Foods that are improperly canned are dangerous to eat. “Foods canned with too little acid may allow the bacteria that cause botulism to grow in the jars, producing a deadly neurotoxin,” Ingham says. Adding acid to home-canned tomatoes is one way to help prevent botulism. “The rule is one-half teaspoon of citric acid or two tablespoons of bottled lemon juice for every quart of tomatoes,” Ingham says. “The acid can be mixed into the tomatoes or added to the jar directly before filling with product.” Using vinegar, with 5 percent acetic acid, is another option. Four tablespoons or one-quarter cup per quart. Vinegar will affect the flavor, so it may not be the best choice for things like plain canned tomatoes or tomato juice. And be sure to use bottled lemon juice, not fresh squeezed, for the

assurance that your home-canned tomatoes will be safe and tasty, Ingham says. Other important safety tips Ingham recommends to keep in mind when home-canning tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables include: “When choosing tomatoes to can, do not use tomatoes that are overripe or have bruises, cracks or insect damage,” she says. “Tomatoes growing on dead or frost-killed vines are also unsafe, because these fruits will have lower acidity.” It is unsafe to add thickening agents like flour and starch to tomato products before canning. Ingham recommends thickening things like tomato sauce and soup immediately before serving. Ingham also recommends using current, researchtested recipes to ensure food safety when home canning. “Just because a recipe is in print, doesn’t mean it’s safe for you and your family,” she says. “Canning recommendations have changed dramatically over the last 15 years, so if you are using recipes that date before 1994, it’s a good idea to set those aside and find an upto-date recipe that has been tested for safety.” It is also important to make sure all canning equipment, such as boiling water or pressure canners, are in good working order. More information on adding acid to canned tomatoes is available at: preservation/UWEX_addacidtomatoes.pdf. Cooperative Extension Publishing also has several publications on canning tomatoes and general canning safety available at For specific home canning questions, contact the Washburn County Extension office at 715-635-4444. — from UW-Extension

Evening fundraiser at Hunt Hill

SARONA — A special fundraising evening for Hunt Hill is set for Saturday, Aug. 25. It will be held from 58 p.m. in a home that was once a Victorian bed-andbreakfast on Long Lake. This evening to remember comes with food and an


opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. Call 715-635-6543, e-mail or go online to, to make your reservation or donate. — from Hunt Hill


t’s August, and if you don’t always lock your car door when leaving the vehicle, I would like to remind you that maybe you should. It is the time of year when extra zucchinis are looking for a new home. This miracle squash grows quite well, and gardeners usually end up with a bumper crop. Returning from visiting friends one day last week, Milt had two oversized zucchinis that he plopped down on the kitchen counter. Even though zucchini has lots of Vitamin A and few calories, I only use it in baking, therefore destroying the healthiness it could provide. When I have zucchinis, I always think of my former neighbor, Mrs. Hopp. As she and her husband were preparing to move from Clam

Falls to northwest Oregon, I bought her freezer. She left a few items in the freezer, and one item was a package of shredded zucchini. So as I contemplated what to do with the zucchinis Milt brought home, I took out Mrs. Hopp’s recipe and made a double batch of zucchini bread. Of course, I still had plenty of this vegetable left to deal with, so I tried a different bread recipe I had cut out from a magazine, and I also mixed up a batch of cookies. After comparing both zucchini breads, Milt and I both agree that Mrs. Hopp’s recipe is the best. At this point, I have encountered all the zucchinis I need for this season. I guess I will have to look over my shoulder to make sure none follow me home.

Beyond the office door • Suzanne Johnson


SPOONER — Shopping for back-to-school is an annual ritual for many families. Deb Meyer, University of Wisconsin-Extension family living agent in Washburn County, says it’s also a chance to show kids how to plan and make smart budget decisions. “Even if you need to reduce back-to-school spending this year, use the experience as an opportunity. Involving children and youth in spending decisions can help your kids become wise consumers,” says Meyer. Begin with a plan and get your kids involved. Meyer suggests a step-by-step process to guide you and your children through the back-to-school shopping season. • First, go through school supplies and clothes from last year and list all of the items and clothes that you already have on hand. Does your child really need a new backpack or a new lunchbox? Do the jeans from last year still fit? • Next, determine which items you absolutely must purchase. Use your child’s school supply list and also list needed additional clothes. Tip: If a child is growing rapidly, it may make more sense to buy two pairs of jeans or khakis and rotate them, rather than buying several pairs at one time. Waiting to buy a winter coat until fall and preseason sales allows time for the child to grow and a chance to net some savings. • Come up with a realistic total budgeted amount for supplies and clothing for each child in school. Now, get the kids involved. Explain that there are many options available for buying the things they need. For example, a pair of jeans might cost $32 at a stylish chain store; $15 at a retail department store; $7 at a thrift or resale shop; and $3 at a garage sale. School notebooks cost from 50 cents to over $5. Let kids check out a thrift store and look through store fliers to price and plan for items they might purchase. • Older kids can take your list of the things they need and come up with a line-item budget. A line-item budget lets them determine how much they will spend per item. Notice that at this point you still haven’t bought anything. • Engage younger children in learning about how much things cost, and how you, as an adult, make spending decisions. While shopping, for example, younger children can look at folders and see that the one with the cartoon character on the front is $2 and others are 10 cents. You will need to set spending limits on each category or item and help them understand those limits. • Older kids will understand that if they buy six folders at 10 cents, as well other items at cheaper prices, they might have enough money left in their budget for brand-name sneakers. Learning to make decisions


based on math skills, judgment and personal taste is what money management is all about. Setting limits on spending doesn’t mean a lack of choices, but it does make kids have to think strategically. • If teens are using money they earned, remind them of how many hours they need to work to pay for the items they want to buy. If they are earning $7.50 per hour at the local grocery store, they might take home about $4.50 per hour after taxes. It takes more than seven hours of work to be able to pay for a pair of $32 jeans. • Be careful about using credit. Try to pay for back-toschool shopping with cash or from your checking account. If you use credit, make sure you don’t spend more than you can pay off in one month or billing cycle. • Don’t forget your calculator. • Get started early. Because new clothes can be expensive, think about garage sales, friends or relatives with kids who are a little older than yours, as well as resale and thrift stores. “Look at the garage sale listings in the local paper to find garage sales with the size of clothes your children wear,” says Meyer. • Try to find large-ticket items like sports equipment, scientific calculators or musical instruments used or on online sites such as eBay. Parents need to plan for fees paid directly to the school. Check school enrollment dates and fees, such as book rentals, band instrument rental or athletic fees, and required immunizations. List these fixed costs in the must-have category. “Call your school district to find out about help with school supplies. Local community organizations often collect these and donate them for families with difficult financial circumstances,” says Meyer. Paying for lunch can also be surprisingly costly. Free and reduced-price school lunches and breakfasts can ease the pressure on the family budget; you can apply for these programs through your school district. And it’s not too early to begin thinking about next year. Ideally, parents and caregivers should save throughout the year for the expenses they estimate they will have in August. For example, say that it will cost about $300 per child for all school-related expenses, such as program fees, clothes, supplies and lunch. Divide this by 12 to determine a savings goal of $25 per month per child. This is a good goal for next year. For more information and educational resources on managing your family finances, contact Deb Meyer, Washburn County UW-Extension office. — from UWExtension

Driving Miss Daisy

riving is not one of my favorite pastimes. I would much rather let someone else take the keys and be in control of the wheel as I sit in the passenger’s seat enjoying the ride and controlling the radio. There are some that love to drive. My younger sister, for example, loves long drives and would much rather drive everyone else around than be stuck in the backseat. But, when I am stuck taking a long drive by myself, I do enjoy bits and pieces of it. For instance, I am one of those people you pass on the freeway that are blasting their music and singing at the top of their lungs. My mouth and face are animated, I’m beating the steering wheel to the beat, and I don’t care who sees me. However, one time I forgot my iPod so I was stuck listening to the radio where the same Katy Perry song was playing on four different stations. I turned down the radio, tired of commercials and annoying songs I can’t skip, and I started to get into a lull. I was so zoned out and bored I started yawning. The sun was beating down and it was warm and toasty in my car. I was not paying attention much to the cars passing me on the freeway, until I realized something was weird about the next truck passing me. I looked over and there were two guys winking, smiling and waving at me who had been trying to go the same speed as me for the past five minutes. Great tactic. Even if I was interested, do you expect me to write my number on my window as I’m driving? Or how about I pull over at this busy freeway right now so you can ogle me more closely? Needless to say, they passed me, finally, and I went on with my driving. Another shameful habit of mine is road rage. Now I never succumb to shaking my fists at people or offensive hand gestures, but nobody can hear me but myself in that car so I can yell and scream anything I want at you, and as loud as I want, and you’ll never know what I am saying. Something that irks me is when the slow drivers decide they’re entitled to staying in the left lane as long as they please, even when they aren’t passing anyone. As I’m passing them, in the nonpassing lane, I may yell a few things

Grandchildren enjoy fishing Shell Lake

Bill and Jeannie Frahman’s grandchildren had a great time fishing on Shell Lake, Wednesday, Aug. 15. Darius, of Philadelphia, caught a 15-1/2-inch smallmouth. Daemen, Barronett, caught some nice rock bass and sunfish. — Photo by Jeannie Frahman

Writing class to be offered in Spooner

SPOONER — Eva Apelqvist will be teaching a writing class at Northwind Book & Fiber in downtown Spooner. The Logistics of Writing Nonfiction: an Overview, a writing class for anyone interested in writing nonfiction, will be offered on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 1-4 p.m. Among other things, the class will discuss research, organization, references, accuracy, rights, writing for a specific market and self-editing. Bring your questions and your notebook. Apelqvist is a published writer of nonfiction and fiction, and is a translator. Her latest book is “Getting Ready to Drive - a How-to Guide.” For more information visit her Web site at For information on the class or to register, contact Northwind Book & Fiber at 715-635-6811. — from NBF

like, “Get off the road” or “Go back to drivers ed and learn how to drive.” Those are the nice sayings. And if that doesn’t satisfy me, the first thing I look at is their license and where they’re from and that will give me a whole other list of ways to insult them. I won’t mention the things I say about Minnesotans and Iowans. My boyfriend once experienced this anger firsthand and then said to me after the drive, “From now on, I’m driving us places.” And unless I’m driving in the Burnett County area, where the biggest traffic jam you’ll see is a tractor on the road, he has stuck true to his word. It also doesn’t help that I am horrible at directions. The stereotype goes that women are bad at directions. Well, take that stereotype and multiply it by three and you get me. I’ve gotten lost for over an hour trying to go from the mall to the Target which was literally across the street. More than once, I have gotten lost while using a GPS. That takes skill to do that. Sometimes I just want to let go of the wheel and sing the Carrie Underwood song, “Jesus Take the Wheel” and pray to God that Jesus really does take the wheel and drives me home. The worst was when I passed the place I was supposed to be at without realizing it, and I got lost driving around the Cities for two hours. My gas was low, my phone was dying and I forgot to put the GPS in the car. I was crying hysterically wondering how I was ever going to get back home to my college dorm. People were staring at me and giving me concerned looks as they passed me. They probably thought someone close to me died, because that’s how bad I was crying. Somehow, I got back safely and I told the whole story to my sister and my boyfriend, to which he told me, “From now on, you are not driving alone.” And unless I’m just driving to Cub Foods or Target, which is just down the road from our university, he has stuck true to his word. Like I said, driving is not my forte. And thank goodness for sisters and boyfriends who care enough to drive me around.

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Thursday, Aug. 23 • First Year Parenting class, 5-8:30 p.m., Spooner Annex Building, UW-Extension conference room. Call Deb Meyer at 715-635-4444 or • The Shell Lake American Legion meeting, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Commons. • Shell Lake VFW meeting, 7 p.m., Friendship Commons. Friday, Aug. 24 & Saturday, Aug. 25 • Thrift Sale for Tails fundraiser for WCAHS, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Oscar Johnson Building, Washburn County Fairgrounds, Spooner. Saturday, Aug. 25 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. • St. Joseph’s Council of Catholic Women’s bake sale, 8:30-11 a.m., in front of Dahlstroms Lakeside Market, Shell Lake. Monday, Aug. 27 • Spooner School of Dance kicks off their 11th year with an open house at the studio from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Returning students can come between 5 – 6 p.m. and new students at 6 p.m. to register for classes, meet teachers and get fitted for shoes. New this year is jazz/tap combo class for ages 5 – 7. Tuesday, Aug. 28 • Town and Country Days Committee meeting, 6 p.m., Shell Lake City Hall. • National Alliance on Mental Illness of Barron County 12-week, one-day a week, 2-1/2-hour evening course Family-to Family begins. For family members and friends of people living with mental illness. Class is free and taught by trained NAMI volunteers who have loved ones living with mental illness. Preregistration is required. Held at senior citizen center in Rice Lake. Please call 715-736-4426 or 715-736-0089 or e-mail for additional information or registration. Wednesday, Aug. 29 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner. Thursday, Aug. 30 • Miss Shell Lake pageant, 7 p.m., Shell Lake High School. Friday, Aug. 31 • Appraiser Mark Moran will be at the Shell Lake Public Library, 1-4 p.m., to present an antiques and collectibles appraisal event. Part of the proceeds will go to the library. Preregister at 715-4682074. • Shell Lake Lions fish fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. • Namekagon String Band, Erika Quam Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Info, call 715-468-4387.

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Saturday, Sept. 1 • Chocolate Festival, Washburn County Historical Museum, Shell Lake, starting at 11 a.m., 715-468-2982. • Sailboat regatta on Shell Lake. Tuesday, Sept. 4 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, Sept. 5 • Washburn County HCE meeting, UW-Extension meeting room, 9:30 a.m. • Unit on Aging, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Free soup and sandwiches, Church of the Nazarene, Spooner, 5:30 p.m. Call 715-635-3496 to confirm. All welcome. Thursday, Sept. 6 • Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting, 4:30 p.m., Shell Lake City Hall meeting room. • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Call 715-520-7999. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted. Thursday, Sept. 6 & Friday, Sept. 7 • American Red Cross Blood Drive, Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner, 1-7 p.m., Thursday; 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday. Saturday, Sept. 8 • Cakes at the Lake, Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, Sarona, 715635-6543, • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Tickets 9 a.m. Distribution 9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. Contact 715-635-9309, 715-468-4017 or 715-222-4410. Monday, Sept. 10 • Diabetes Education Meeting, 2-3 p.m., in the classroom at Spooner Health System. Call 715-635-1217. • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. • The board of directors for the Railroad Memories Museum meeting, 1 p.m., Spooner City Hall. All volunteers welcome. • Book Chat group meeting 3:30 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, Spooner. Banned Book Week is Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, chose a banned book to read share reason why it was banned. All are welcome to join.

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The Shell Lake High School Class of 2002 held its 10-year class reunion at the Shell Lake pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 18. Shown back row (L to R): Josh Hanson, Matt Parker, Adam Wabrowetz, Ryan Walters, Chris Soukup, Ernest Ziemer, James Greene and Jacob Richey. Front: Katie (McCann) Hoy, Kayla (Zaloudek) Klein, Katie (Foss) McKinney, Alison Ricci, Luke Forseth, Bethany (Weathers) Lempola, Julie (DesJardins) Swonger, Jennifer Christianson, Desiree (Davis) Poulin and Chelsea (Bakker) Lee. Present but not pictured: Kristi (Hotchkiss) Foust and Marcus Fields. — Photo by Trina Greene

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The concession stand for Monday Night Movie night needs volunteers. If interested, e-mail joahnahgp@hotmail. com. ••• Indianhead Community Action Agency is looking for volunteers to help out in their thrift store and food pantry. Food pantry volunteers must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. Please stop in to ICAA at 608 Service Road and pick up an application or call 715-635-3975 for more information. ••• The Washburn County Area Humane Society is looking for volunteers to update and maintain their Web site and to research and apply for grants. For more information, call Susie at 715-468-2453 or e-mail ••• Terraceview Living Center Inc. is providing opportunities for talented volunteers skilled in group and 1:1 interactions with the elderly. Seeking services between 3-7 p.m. daily. There will be flexibility in scheduling your services. Orientation is provided. If you are interested please stop by their office and fill out an application. ••• Faith in Action of Washburn County is looking for volunteers to provide direct services to seniors and adults with disabilities. Tasks might include transportation, light housekeeping, light yard work, fix-it jobs, telephone and in-person visits. Training is provided, and all volunteers choose what they want to do and when they want to volunteer. For more information, please call 715-635-2252 or e-mail Faith In Action at ••• Washburn County Unit on Aging is in need of volunteer drivers for the Meals on Wheels program and the medical escort program. This is a great opportunity to socialize, meet new people, travel and help others. Mileage is paid to volunteers who use their own vehicles when transporting and/or delivering. You must posses a valid state of Wisconsin driver’s license and be able to read maps, road names and street signs. If interested, please contact Eva at the Aging and Disability Resource Center in Spooner at 715-635-4460. ••• 30rtfc The Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum, 312 Front St., Spooner, is seeking volunteers to join its team of keymasters. These are the folks that dedicate three or four hours every couple of weeks during the summer to open the museum exhibit hall to visitors. No special knowledge or skills are required, just a friendly attitude and a willingness to be prompt and responsible. The museum exhibit hall is a pleasant place to spend your time while helping keep this Northwest Wisconsin institution open. The exhibit hall is open from Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and on Sundays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Keymasters work either half a day or a whole day, whichever they wish, and set their own schedule of days. Inquiries for more information can be made to Jed Malischke at 715-6352479 or by writing to ••• ICAA Crossroads Literacy is looking for tutors in reading, health and computer skills. If interested, please contact coordinator Jean Walsh at 715-790-7213 or e-mail ••• To publish a volunteer opportunity, submit it to us by Monday noon. E-mail it to, bring it to the office, or call 715-468-2314. Please list the type of volunteer work you need, as well as dates, times and length of service. Make sure to include your contact information, including your name and phone number. When the volunteer position is filled, please let us know so we can take it off the list. This service is offered free of charge in an effort to bring the community together so those that are looking for help can find those that are looking to help.


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Monday: Partners of Veterans women’s support group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Counseling Associates in Siren, located across from the Burnett County Government Center. For more information, contact Julie Yaekel-Black Elk at 715-349-8575. • Celebrate Recovery meetings at 6:30. This is a Christcentered recovery program. Meetings take place in the Community Life Center at Spooner Wesleyan Church, Hwy. 70 West. For more information, call 715-635-2768. • First Friends Playgroup open to all children. Focus on infants and their caregivers with sensory stimulation and movement experiences. Art project materials provided and the morning closes with circle music time and instrument exploration. 10 a.m. to noon at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. • Friendly Bridge, Shell Lake Friendship Commons on 4th Avenue, 1 p.m. All abilites welcome. Monday and Thursday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Daily fee includes lunch and a program of crafts, exercise, games, music, quiet time, etc. For more information, call 715-635-4367. Tuesday: Women Healing Women support group at Time-Out Family Abuse Outreach office, every other Tuesday, 4-5:30 p.m. For survivors of domestic abuse and/or sexual abuse. Free, confidential, closed after first session. For more info or to register, contact Time-Out Family Abuse Shelter Outreach office at 103 Oak St., Spooner, WI 54801, 715-635-5245. • Ala-Teen meets at 6:30 p.m. in the New Life Christian Center in Rice Lake. Use the back entrance. • The Washburn County Historical Society Research Room, 102 West Second Avenue, Shell Lake, open Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. throughout the year. Tuesday and Friday: Shell Lake Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., parking lot across from Washburn County Courthouse. Wednesday: Lakeland Family Resource Center open from noon to 3 p.m. • AA meeting, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. • 9 a.m. to noon, sewing at Shell Lake Senior Center. • Kidstime-Parentime at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 10 a.m. to noon. Learn, discuss and share ideas and experience to enrich parenting skills. Preselected art or play materials available for children of all ages. Kidstime-Parentime provides quality time for families, networking for parents and a social opportunity for both parents and children. The last Wednesday of the month a potluck lunch is held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday: AA meets at 7 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, Minong. • Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake. • Library Fun For Little Ones, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Shell Lake Public Library. A time for stories, craft and a snack. No age minimum or maximum for participants. Thursday and Monday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program, see listing above. Friday and Saturday: The Washburn County Genealogy Research Room, 106-1/2 2nd Ave., Museum Hewitt Building, Shell Lake, is open for the summer. The room will be open each Friday & Saturday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m and will close after Labor Day for the winter. Volunteers will be available to help the public. Call 715-635-7937 for more information. • Washburn County Historical Society Museum, 102 W. 2nd Ave., Shell Lake, open June through Labor Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 715-468-2982. ••• Domestic abuse and sexual assault are crimes. TimeOut provides free, confidential victim support. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence in a relationship, please call 800-924-0556. Shell Lake Alano Club Meetings on CTH B, 2 blocks off Hwy. 63. All meetings are nonsmoking Sunday 10 a.m. AA Monday Noon AA Open Tuesday Noon AA Closed 7 p.m. AA Closed Wednesday 1 p.m. AA Open 7 p.m. NA Open Thursday 1 p.m. AA Open 7 p.m. Al-Anon Closed Friday 2 p.m. AA Closed 7 p.m. AA Open








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Judy Schnacky, Lakeland Resource Center, reads to the children and their parents at the story hour on Thursday, Aug. 16. It is a wonderful time for children to come and discover the world of reading. Afterward, they make a craft and eat a snack. Before they leave, the children pick out a book to take home for one of their parents to read to them. — Photos by Larry Samson Chantel Donegan of Spooner has her hands full with her twin sons, Liam and Elijah. Only 15 months old, they already love going to the Shell Lake Public Library for story hour.

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The library is a great place to come and socialize. Three-yearold Madison Westaby, Sarona, and 6-year-old Charlie Loomis, Spooner, watch intently during story hour. LEFT: There are so many cool things at the library, and 18month-old Jordan Gryskiewicz discovered the garbage can. He enjoyed working the lid up and down with his foot. Story hour is every Thursday from 10:30-11:15 a.m. at the Shell Lake Public Library.








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SPOONER — A broad variety of beautiful perennials for sunny and shady spots, herbs and more will be waiting to grace gardens, homes and businesses during the Spooner Garden Club’s annual fall plant sale on Saturday, Aug. 25. For 80 years, since 1932, the garden club members have enjoyed gardening together and learning from each other’s experiences and have worked on civic gardening projects. One regular project is the sale. The hundreds of plants that will be for sale on Saturday are from the garden club members’ own gardens. The twice-annual sale – one is held in the spring and one in the fall – is renowned for having plants that are hardy and thrive in the local area. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until sold out, which is usually quickly, at the Dave’s Hardware Hank parking lot in Spooner. The proceeds help the club fund annual scholarships for Spooner and Shell Lake students and the gardens that club members created and maintain at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery and in Spooner’s Centennial Park, Triangle Park, city hall, and library. — submitted

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Lakers cross country lineup

Andrew Martin Seventh-grader

Ariana Udovich Seventh-grader

Casey Furchtenicht Senior

Cassie Skattebo Eighth-grader

Cassie Skindzelewski Freshman

Daniel Parish Freshman

Emma Thomas Freshman

Jessica Irvine Senior

Jill Butenhoff Senior

Kayla Blazer Senior

Keagan Blazer Freshman

Lauren Osborn Freshman Head cross-country coach Katrina Granzin and her daughters, Brooke and Lana. Granzin has been the coach for the last three years.

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Marty Anderson Eighth-grader

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Cross country Thursday, Aug. 23: At Grantsburg, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28: At Bruce, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30: At Spooner, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4: At Webster, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11: At Rice Lake, 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13: At Shell Lake, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18: At Barron, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20: At Unity, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25: At Flambeau, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2: At Hayward, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9: Conference meet at Flambeau, 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20: WIAA Sectional Friday, Oct. 26: WIAA state Football Friday, Aug. 24: Vs. Turtle Lake, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31: At Grantsburg, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7: At Webster, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14: Vs. Cameron, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21: Homecoming vs. Flambeau, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28: At St. Croix Falls, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5: Vs. Frederic, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12: At Unity, 7 p.m. Volleyball JV2 4:30 p.m., JV1 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23: Scrimmage at home, 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25: At Spooner Tournament, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28: At Prairie Farm, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4: At Turtle Lake, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11: Vs. Clayton, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13: Vs. Clear Lake, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18: Vs. Northwood, 7:30 p.m.

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Thursday, Sept. 20: At Prairie Farm, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25: Vs. Cameron, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27: Vs. Turtle Lake, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29: At Amery Tournament, 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1: At Cameron, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4: At Clayton, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9: At Clear Lake, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11: At Northwood, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13: Shell Lake Tournament, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16: Regional, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18: Regional, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20: Regional, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25: Sectional Friday, Nov. 2: State at Green Bay Junior high football Thursday, Aug. 30: At Turtle Lake, 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6: Vs. Clayton, 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13: At Webster, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20: Vs. Cameron, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27: At Flambeau, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9: Vs. Frederic, 5 p.m. Junior high volleyball Tuesday, Aug. 28: At Prairie Farm, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4: Vs. Turtle Lake, 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10: At Clayton, 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13: At Clear Lake, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18: At Northwood, 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20: Vs. Prairie Farm, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25: At Cameron, 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27: At Turtle Lake, 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1: Vs. Cameron, 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4: Vs. Clayton, 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6: At Rice Lake (seventh grade), 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9: Vs. Clear Lake, 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11: Vs. Northwood, 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13: At Rice Lake (eighth grade), 8:30 a.m.



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Spooner soccer team drops first game of the season 4-1


Shell Lake to start 2012 football season on Friday

Running back Sam Muska hits the hole created by Isaac Cusick and AJ Denotter. The sophomore earned that spot on the team and put in a good performance, as Shell Lake was able to move the ball on offense. In a scrimmage, each team has 15 plays on offense and 15 plays on defense.

Kaelan Anderson and Osceola defender Kurtis Pederson jockey for position on the ball.

Playing in the wingback position, Wyatt Carlson has the speed and quickness to take it outside and upfield. Shell Lake is going with a new offense this year and the scrimmage gave them the opportunity to see it in real-life conditions.

Freshman Jacob Sacco gets a taste of varsity soccer by playing goalie the entire game.

Playing as a midfielder, Ethan Gormong scores the only goal for the Rails. Photos by Larry Samson

Taste Budz II ............................46 Uncle Mike’s III.........................44 Track’s I ...................................43 Track’s II ..................................37 Klopp’s II ..................................36

Kaelan Anderson’s shot on goal is blocked by the Osceola goalkeeper. The Rails had opportunity, but failed to score, losing their first game of the season 4-1 in their home opener on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

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Snag’s......................................36 Uncle Mike’s II..........................35 Uncle Mike’s I...........................35 Klopp’s 1 ..................................35 Taste Budz I .............................30

Becky’s I...................................23 Becky’s II..................................19 Holy Moly Corn Holey: Julie Swonger, Laurie Tanski and Mark Wilki.

AJ Denotter is off and running after the handoff from quarterback Sam Livingston. Denotter is a senior and Livingston is a junior.

The heart of a football player, Nathaniel Winger, No. 76, is all smiles in spite of a broken ankle that will sideline him for the season. — Photos by Larry Samson

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Varsity volleyball

Allison Socha Senior

April Richter Senior

Colleen Knoop Junior

Hailey Flach Junior

Hannah Cassel Junior

Jenny Connell Junior

Katie Gronning Junior

Kaylea Kidder Sophomore

Kendra Collier Senior

Shania Pokorny Junior

JV teams are set

JV 1 Amanda Brereton Freshman

JV 1 Amber Anderson Freshman

JV 1 Amy Bouchard Sophomore

JV 1 Caitlin Brereton Freshman

JV 1 Carley Myers Junior

JV 1 Jessi Buehler Junior

JV 1 Jesi Sando Sophomore

JV 1 Katie Slater Sophomore

JV 1 Sheri Clark Freshman

JV 1 Tia Carlson Sophomore

JV 2 Ashley Lawrence Freshman

JV 2 Ashley Lord Freshman

JV 2 Bryanna Davis Freshman

JV 2 Courtney Melton Freshman

JV 2 Dakota Robinson Sophomore

JV 2 Emily McCarthy Freshman

JV 2 Emma Bennis Sophomore

JV 2 Laci Green Freshman

JV 2 Natalie Smith Freshman

JV 2 Renae Lloyd Sophomore

JV 2 Reyna Stone Freshman

JV 2 Taylor Rohow Freshman

JV 2, Manager Delayna York Sophomore

JV 2, Manager Emma Crosby Freshman

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ABOVE LEFT: “Ghost Visit: 2012,” written by Mary B. Olsen, Shell Lake, was performed Monday, Aug. 20, at the lakeside pavilion in Shell Lake. Cast members shown (L to R): Nancy Rich, as poet Harriet Stewart; Bill Thornley, as Ted Haag, owner of Sarona House; Kris Olson, as Spooner doctor Lester Olson; Marguerite Kevan, as Alicia Stegeman, Washburn County sheriff; Jenny Edlin, as Helen Bethel, local historian and nurse; Ernie Buhler, as Tony Wise, founder of the American Birkebeiner Ski Race and Telemark Lodge; and Larry Samson, as Judge Ward Winton. ABOVE RIGHT: Mary Raeshler provided music for “Ghost Visit: 2012” Monday, Aug. 20, at the lakeside pavilion. — Photos by Mary B. Olsen

Stone, 14, is competing in the Miss Shell Lake pageant this year. She is the daughter of Matthew and Cory Stone and the oldest of three children. Her siblings are Meghan and Jameson. She enjoys reading, volleyball, dancing, singing, horseback riding, swimming, designing clothes, listening to music, playing the flute and shopping. Reyna also likes watching gymnastics. Her favorite foods are Mongolian and Chinese. “My name is very unique,” Reyna notes. “In Greek it means peaceful. When I was 1 and 3, I traveled to Asia (specifically Mongolia and China) with my parents who were missionaries at the time. We even lived in a ger or yurt in a remote village in Mongolia. Halfway through 4K, in 2003, my family moved from Bruce to Shell Lake to be closer to my grandparents. I have gone through primary school, elementary and junior high, and I am very excited to start high school this year! I look forward to graduating in 2016 and going on to college and medical school. I plan on becoming a registered nurse because I enjoy helping people.” Reyna’s friends describe her as friendly and intelligent. Her long-term goals include not only going to college to become a registered nurse, but also to get married and have children. As Miss Shell Lake, Reyna said that she would be a role model to the community and represent Shell Lake as a kind town full of great, friendly people, and full of talent. She is sponsored by Country Pride Co-op.


Kuechle, 17, is the daughter of Stephanie Schultz and Dean Kuechle. She has four brothers: Tyler, Austin, Spencer and Jackson. Her hobbies include riding horses, playing basketball, showing at the Washburn County Fair and participating in the Shell Lake High School FFA. Kuechle plans to attend college for business management. Her favorite food is pasta, and her favorite color is blue. When asked how she would best represent Shell Lake, Kuechle said “I will best represent Shell Lake by spreading a good word about our town and remind people of the awesome events we have in our wonderful city.” Kuechle is sponsored by Portable Shelters and Sheriff Dryden.


Irvine, 16, is the daughter of David and Joanne Irvine. Jessica’s siblings are Michael, Jordan and Zachary. Her hobbies include singing, playing the clarinet and saxophone, softball, cross country, choir, 4-H and weight lifting. Irvine’s favorite food is fruit and her favorite color is blue. Her future plans are to attend Barron County for two years and then transfer to UW-Eau Claire. When asked how she would best represent Shell Lake, Irvine said she would represent Shell Lake as a well-mannered person with a positive image. Irvine’s sponsor is Shell Lake Marine.

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Richter, 17, is the daughter of Mike Richter and Deb Nebel. Her siblings are Jimmy, Joey, Garth and Beth. Although she works part time at the Potter’s Shed, she still has time to teach yoga. She became a yoga instructor at age 14. Richter has been a Washburn County resident since 1995. She enjoys playing volleyball, basketball, horseback riding, participating in band and watching football. She enjoys listening to country and hip-hop music, and her favorite dish is chicken Alfredo. Her favorite food is pizza and her favorite color is pink. When asked how she would best represent Shell Lake, Richter said “I will do everything I can to represent Shell Lake with a positive and respectful image.” Richter is sponsored by Vitality Village and Lee’s Construction and Roofing.

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Local farmers show heifers at Wisconsin State Fair

by Larry Samson WEST ALLIS — Shorty Crosby loaded up the trailer with three heifers and took his son, Tyler, and two of his friends, Trevor and Amber Anderson, on a trip of

a lifetime. They headed off to the Wisconsin State Fair from Aug. 2-4. Going from being a big fish in a little pond, Washburn County Fair, to being a small fish in a big pond, they made a big ad-

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Bob Barker: Host of a winning game show

by Mary B. Olsen Viewing television programs is a pastime for many of us, especially after we have gone into retirement. You find yourself a routine where you might sit down and watch a program every weekday. Most daytime viewing is rather humdrum. Game shows are a break from the other daytime offerings. One of my favorites has been “The Price Is Right.” It was always amusing and could lift your spirits. The host of the show since 1972, until he retired in June of 2007, was the great TV personality and game show host Bob Barker. “The Price Is Right” is the longest-running game show in television history. Bob’s career in radio and television spanned 50 years. He won 16 Emmys, and has been inducted into many Halls of Fame. His star is on Hollywood Boulevard. He hosted “Truth or Consequences.” Then he hosted “The Price Is Right.” He hosted “Miss America,” “Miss Universe,” and he led the Rose Parade in Pasadena for many years. He has led a fascinating life. Shortly after he retired, Bob Barker wrote the story of his life with the help of Digby Diehl, who has collaborated with many celebrities who wish to tell their story to inspire others. The book is titled “Priceless Memories,” an apt title to a wonderful life. Bob was born Dec. 12, 1923, in Darlington, Wash. His father died in 1929. This left his mother a widow with a small child. They moved to Mission, S.D., on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, where she taught school. There were about 200 people there and a third were Native Americans. Bob’s mother was half Native American, and later when she married again, his stepfather was half Native American. It was a very poor community without power or water or any modern conveniences. There was a Native American boarding school nearby, and their small school could take part in sports. Bob loved playing basketball. Their uniform was a long undershirt and any kind of shorts they could provide for themselves. His mother sewed a question mark on his shirt, instead of a number. Everybody laughed about it. Kids at that time spent their time outdoors, swimming, walking in the woods and playing games together. Bob’s uncle had a pool hall in Mission, and that was the center of social life there. Bob learned to play

pool, and had to stand on a chair to reach the pool table. Bob was a St. Louis Cardinals fan. He did odd jobs to help with the family income. Bob’s mother was the daughter of a Methodist minister. They valued education. She became a high school teacher. In the flu epidemic of 1918, she opened a clinic with beds for 12 people and nursed people through the flu. She met Byron Barker at that time. He was working on electrical lines in the state of Washington. They were living in a tent city when Bob was born. It was a frontier life. When her grandfather died, Bob’s mother and father went to South Dakota to be with her grandmother where there were several young children. They moved to Texas and to Springfield, Mo. Then they went back to South Dakota. Bob’s mother directed high school plays held at the boarding school. She wrote a short history of South Dakota for schoolchildren called “Our State.” Schools used it for many years. Bob played basketball while he was in high school and there was a girl cheerleader who caught his attention. They began to go together when they were both 15 and they married. Bob went to college in Springfield, Mo., and joined the Navy as a Naval aviation cadet. Why? He liked the uniform. He had to stay at the college for two years. He got to fly but never went overseas. Bob always was interested in radio. He wanted to go into broadcasting so after the war he and his wife, Dorothy Jo, went to Hollywood. They began to do radio shows for the electric company, which Dorothy Jo produced. They worked at various appliance stores the company had in California. The object was to sell appliances to listeners. It was an audience-participation show that attracted a large audience. One person who heard the show was a man named Ralph Edwards, who happened to be looking for a host for his television show. Bob and his wife had been in Hollywood for seven years. Bob Barker began working for Ralph Edwards and the rest is television history. Dorothy Jo passed away in 1979. His mother, Tilly, lived with them in their home in Hollywood and lived to be 91. Bob and Dorothy Jo never had children. They had pets, and Bob was a lifetime advocate of animal rights. He always ended every show with the announcement: “Have your pets spayed or neutered.” He continues his work as an advocate for animal welfare.


My news is short as there has been a lot of activity for our family on the weekend. The wedding for granddaughter Sara Marschall and Kyle Mathison turned out beautiful. Gratitude is extended to all who helped and to all attending to make it so memorable for them. The rain during the reception was OK as most everyone was under the big tent. The groom said to me, the good Lord gave them some badly needed rain for their crops for a wedding gift. Sunday evening, Aug. 12, Marilyn, Renee and Janet Zimmerman attended the last Rice Lake girls fast-pitch softball game. The team that their nieces, Brianne Myers, Ashley Johnson and Megan Stodola, were on took second place. Congrats to them. Mavis Schlapper visited Fritz and Mary Mancl on Sunday. Elaine Ryan and Rocky had her three kids and families over on Wednesday night for supper, celebrating birthdays. Daughter Cindy and friend Dan and grandson Johnnie Wilkans and friend

Denise, also Duane Swanson and friend Casey were at my house on the weekend, coming for the wedding. Sister Verna Clyde, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., stayed over with me on Sunday night so we had a good visit, one to one. It’s time this article is due, so call me with your news for next week! Happy birthday wishes this week to Eric Konop, Aug. 23; Curt Johnson, Aug. 24; Paige Coulter, Bailee Hanson and Bob Gillette, Aug. 25; Peggy McKibben, Sue Hansen, Jean Ricci, Ashley Gagner, Adam Kemp, Aug. 26; Linea Myers and Brandon Degner, Aug. 27; Ann Johnson, Jessie Baxter, Charlotte Ross, Aug. 28; Larry Shockley, Rachel Campbell, Shirley Pohlman and Jane Fitzpatrick, Aug. 29. A happy anniversary to Bob and Mable Washkuhn and Howard and Jean Furchtenicht, Aug. 24; Kellen and Linda Nelson, Aug. 25; Rick and Carla Townsend, Aug. 27; Jack and Kathy Dahlstrom and Dave and Mary Halvorsen, Aug. 28.

Karen Mangelsen called on Florence Brewster Monday morning. Mary Dunn, Sharon Syverson, Marlene Swearingen, Nina and Donna Hines and Diana and Karen Mangelsen were guests of Lida Nordquist Tuesday. They enjoyed an afternoon of visiting and playing cards. Donna Hines and Lida Nordquist visited Inez and Arvid Pearson Thursday morning. Sue and Roger Mroszak were Friday evening visitors of Karen and Hank Mangelsen. Nina Hines and Lida Nordquist went to the open house Saturday for Emma Kolander in honor of her 80th birthday. Hank and Karen Mangelsen went to Superior Saturday to the home of Rachel and Joe Schiff for the baptism of their

daughter, Lydia Jean Schiff. Rachel is the daughter of Janet (Mangelsen) Ursin, Hank and Karen’s niece. Lida Nordquist went to Hudson Sunday with Jan, Jim, Caleb and Hannah Schott. They joined other family members to celebrate Caleb’s birthday. Karen Mangelsen and Patty and Mandy Close went to the Emerging Artists exhibit at the Frederic Arts Center Sunday afternoon. Brenda Sweet and Kristie Holman visited Donna and Gerry Hines Sunday. The McCarty picnic will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, at Crooked Lake Park. The potluck meal will start at noon. Please bring a dish to pass, your own dishes and flatware and a beverage. Coffee will be provided. All are welcome.

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Trevor Anderson, Tyler Crosby and Amber Anderson, rural Shell Lake, made the trip to West Allis to attend the Wisconsin State Fair Aug. 2-4. — Photo submitted

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justment. “It was a great learning experience and a taste for what is out there,” Melissa Crosby said of the trip. Shorty and Melissa, along with Tom and Sunny Crosby, own and farm River Valley Dairy in the Town of Dewey. The young farmers competed in a class of 150 exhibitors, which was broken into three groups. They showed their animals with 50 others in the ring. They competed in heifer show and in showmanship and were happy just to finish in the middle of the pack. They were able to stay in the dormitory at the fair for the three days. Sitting in traffic for five hours just to load the trailer to return home, now that is an experience.


Woodyard: The memories of a one-room school

farmers moving into the area. One of the first things they built was the school. Taking time away from their farms, the school was built by Ole Jacobson, Frank Klitgard, Peter Olson, Magnus Peterson and the Regenauer brothers. The school served children as far as four miles away who had to walk to and from school every day unless their father gave them a ride into school with the horse and buggy. Woodyard was closed in 1954 when it consolidated into Shell Lake. Some of the students went to Shell Lake or to Brickyard School, which was just north of Barronett. At that time Shell Lake had two satellite schools, Brickyard

and Bashaw School, that they operated into the 1960s. Woodyard had many teachers over the years. The early teachers were young, 16 years old, who had attended normal school in Shell Lake. They could not be married and they stayed with the families in the area. In time, the teachers started coming out of the two-year teachers colleges and normal schools that were springing up in Wisconsin. The rules changed and in 1937-39 Evelyn Swan Olson became the first married teacher at Woodyard. In later years, the children were bused to school in a large car.

There was quite a family celebration at the Grover home the weekend before last. They were all there to celebrate Ruth’s birthday. The fun started on Thursday when Dale, Melanie and Kari Janz arrived from Chicago, Ill. On Friday, Dale and Melanie’s daughter, Amanda Bates, arrived from Denver, Colo. Dennis and Darlene Speiser drove in from Montrose on Saturday. James, Michelle and Brody Simmons came from Coon Valley. Brody is just 18 months old, and very full of pep. Ruth said that he was such a good little boy all day and that was from morning until after dinner. Becky, Troy, Taylor, 9, and Tristan, 6, came from Maple Grove. Nieces came from various parts of Minnesota. Melanie and Darlene prepared all the food and had a big, beautiful birthday cake for Ruth. Ruth was treated like royalty all day long, and was able to visit with each guest individually. Dick was busy most of the day taking the little ones on rides on the four-wheeler and golf cart. The kids also played lots of games. Ruth said that it was a wonderful way to spend her birthday, and she was very happy to be able to visit with so many relatives. The 2012 Wiesner family and friends reunion, held on Sunday, was a lot of fun. There was an unbelievable amount of food at the potluck lunch. And, believe

me, I sampled most of it. Wrigley, my 13month-old grandson, is visiting me for the week, so he went to the reunion with me. There were door prizes for the adults and children, and Wrigley was the lucky child to have his name picked. That was pretty special. There was an auction after the door-prize drawing, and there were lots and lots of handcrafted things to bid on. Everyone had a wonderful time visiting, eating, and bidding on things. Speaking of Wrigley, I know why God has the young people be parents. Boy, that little guy is on the go all the time. I can hardly keep up with him. He has one game he really likes to play, I don’t know the name of the game, but he has fun with it. It might be called, “While Grandma is cleaning up the potting soil from the rubber tree, I will tear tissues out of the box and spread them around the front room.” He thinks he’s helping me get some much-needed exercise. And, he’s so cute while he’s doing those naughty little boy things that I can’t get too upset with him. Everything in our garden is getting ready for canning at the same time. It’s hard to keep up. Tinille Lehmann came over and canned wax beans with me one day, then she and Chris came over on Saturday and we made pickled beets. I’m so glad she wants to learn how to can.

Sometimes I’m afraid that when the oldtimers like me are gone, no one will remember how to put up their own veggies. Canning is a lot of work, but when we open a jar of home-canned vegetables or fruit, we know exactly what’s in it. While the pickled beets were processing, Tinille decided she’d like to play a game of Scrabble. She asked Chris if he would like to play too, and he said that he would, but that he really didn’t like board games much. Guess who won? Yep, Chris. He beat both of us by a huge margin. We will get even. We have to can carrots next, and we’ll figure out a way to beat him even if we have to make up words. Sharai Hefty was at church on Sunday morning for the first time since her car accident last week. Poor Sharai, she swerved to miss a skunk and went into a field. She broke her nose, blackened both eyes, and her whole face was swollen up. She looks better now, and seems to feel a lot better, but it will be a while before the bruises are gone. I think she knows now that she shouldn’t try to avoid animals. They are usually pretty capable of dodging cars as long as the cars are going in a straight line. Rick Stetler had a pretty scary mishap this past week, too. He was out in the woods with the chain saw, cutting down trees, the chain saw jumped back at him and he cut his arm badly. He was bleeding profusely, but, luckily, he had his cell phone with him and he dialed 911. He told the operator what had happened, and headed for home on his fourwheeler. Thank goodness there was a patrol car nearby, because by the time the technicians got there he had lost so much blood that he was unconscious. They took him to the Cumberland hospital, where some surgery was performed.

It was a wet, cold March day when this photo was taken of the students at Woodyard School. Built before 1903, it was closed in 1957 when it was incorporated into the School District of Shell Lake. The school was five miles south of Shell Lake and served the children living in the country in the Town of Barronett. — Special photo

Barronett by Judy Pieper

Much in the same way as today, Woodyard School held programs and the parents packed into the school to watch their children sing songs and perform skits. After the program, the parents would take them, saving them the long walk home. Softball was an important activity in the spring as sledding down the hill was in the winter. Woodyard was known for their softball team and Henry Mortensen was one of the best to pitch for Woodyard. He was the pitcher because it was his ball and if the other children did not let him pitch, he took the ball home and the game was over. His sister told the story of how he would eat the wild onion on his way to school only to have the teacher send him home. They would play the other schools in softball games. In the games the girls were treated as equals because they needed them to make a full team. They would walk over to Brickyard or Clam River School to play a game on a nice spring day; a rivalry that Woodyard dominated until a Clam River pitcher by the name of Turk Parks pitched a no-hitter. In the spring, the rural school would meet at the fairgrounds in Spooner to make a full day of a softball tournament. Discipline was not a problem at school as it is today; if you got into trouble at school it was worse when you got home. Little brothers and sisters could not wait to get home and tell on their older sibSee Woodyard, page 17

Then they took him down to Eau Claire where they had the medical equipment to finish the surgery. He had cut an artery, a tendon and a ligament. Joan said that the doctors told them that his arm should heal nicely. We are all very thankful that both accident victims are going to be OK. Pat Olson and I stopped by to visit with Cassie Renslow and see her beautiful new home last week. Kevin and Cassie have been busy getting the nursery ready for their new baby, who will be arriving in September. Kevin bought the new baby a giant teddy bear, it must be at least 5 feet tall, and it’s sitting in one corner of the nursery. Cassie had a beautiful quilt ready for the new little one. We don’t know yet if the baby is a girl or boy. They are going to wait until the baby is born to find out. The room they have set up for the baby is beautiful, and I am sure baby Renslow knows exactly how welcome he or she will be. While we were chatting, Pat mentioned that she heard about a new scientific study into the brains of males. She said that, as everyone knows, there is a right side and a left side of the brain — one side controls the artistic part of the personality, and the other side controls the logical part. Well, when the scientists studied men’s brains, they found that the left side was never right, and there was nothing left on the right side. Hope the government didn’t sink a lot of dough into that study. We women would have gladly given them that information free of charge. I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Remember, the Rutabaga Fest is this weekend in Cumberland. Hope to see you there.

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by Larry Samson SHELL LAKE — Driving through the country, the one-room schools are a reminder of a different time. The children were from the area farms, walking to school every morning with their brothers and sisters, carrying their noon lunch that their mothers had made for them. They sat in a one-room school, grades one – eight, with one teacher who was only a little older than they were. For many children, this was the only schooling they would receive. In 1905, children between the ages of 7-14 were required to be in school. From 1895 to 1960 there were 81 schools in Washburn County that came and went. They are now only memories. By the end of World War II, many of the rural schools were closing and the children were being bused into schools in towns. By 1960 there were only six schools that survived, Shell Lake, Spooner, Northwood, Birchwood, Springbrook and Sarona. Today, only four survived to serve the county. On Sunday, Aug. 12, a reunion of the Woodyard School was held at the Friendship Commons, Shell Lake’s senior citizen center. Coming together to share their stories were students, their families and friends. Woodyard, five miles south of Shell Lake, was one of the first schools built in the county and one of the last to close. It was built before 1903, about the time the cut-off timberland was being sold to the

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In 1951, 23 students attended Woodyard and Marjorie Gramberg was the teacher. Starting in the back row (L to R): Marvin Regenauer, Lyle Mattson and Judy Stockberger. Fifth row: Alvin Olson, Kenneth Nelson and Donna Stockberger Parker. Fourth row: Beverly Gould, Marvin Mortensen, Marian Regenauer, Allen Johnson and Jim Regenauer. Third row: Herb Root Jr., Gerald Peterson, Carleen Root, Roy Peterson and Alice Martin. Second row: Hugh Peterson, Caroline Peterson, Dale Regenauer and Dick Stockberger. Front: Rodney Olson, Judy Worre and Duane Bowers. — Special photo

Students at Woodyard were back row (L to R): Floyd Pederson, Violet Rydberg, Marion Pederson Smith, Ceona Krakau, Jane Mortensen Briggs, Vera LaRue, Rachel Mortensen Gullickson, unknown, Marion Mortensen, Lillian Mortensen Ullom and teacher Esther Hillman Nelson. Middle: Wendell Pederson, Donald Johnson, Lloyd Mortensen, Henry Mortensen, Eugene Gronning, Marie Mortensen, Doris Rydberg, Betty Lou Smith, Vivian LaRue, Virginia Mortensen Bartles. Front: Ray Mortensen, Cecil Mortensen, Kenneth Mortensen, Margaret Pederson Lobnitz, Peder Pederson, John Sather and Raymond Krakau. — Special photo

Photos and some of the information were gleaned from the files at the Washburn County Historical Society. This in-

lings. The Great Woodyard Rebellion is an example of discipline and how the teacher could handle things. Mortensen, Peder Pederson and Lawrence LaRue were three students whose duties included carrying in the wood and carrying in the water from the pump at the nearby farm. After much discussion, they decided that their teacher, Irving Crowell, was getting paid to do this so they went on strike. The strike lasted only as long as it took him to take them out to the woodshed. After that, they were only too happy to carry in the wood and water. Woodyard is not a place as much as it is a collection of photos, thoughts and memories. For the former students, the Woodyard Reunion was a time to remember the good times, to laugh and to tell stories. A reunion is being planned for next year for the second Saturday in August.

Former Woodyard students today. Back row (L to R): Marvin Regenauer, Allen Sather, Elton Lee, Frank Mortensen, Al Olson, Marvin Mortensen, Allen Johnson and Peder Pederson. Front: Margaret Mortensen Jones, Violet Malmin, Louisa Mortensen Shady, Lillian Mortensen Ullom, Avis Olson Paulsen, Ruth Rydberg Knapmiller, Florence Mortensen Carlson and Dave Mortensen. — Photo by Larry Samson

Oh what a beautiful week we had. Yes temps were cool compared to that very hot weather. We did get some rain but we need lots more for our thirsty crops. Wives are very busy canning the garden goodies with the weeds growing. Ah well, it’s just part of summer. What would you do? Our electric company, Polk-Burnett Electric, sent out a letter with our bill, saying that customers can pay whenever they want but before the due date of their bill. Now who would like to pay ahead when people have problems paying their bills? Our deepest sympathy to the family of Ed Zaloudek, 62, who passed away recently. Ed drew up plans for our splitlevel house we put up. He had a great personality when it came to doing things right and laughing about it if it wasn’t. They are open. Yes, Poquette Lake Apple Orchard, owned by Bob and Lynn Smith, opened their doors Saturday, Aug. 18. They have lots of apples and baked goodies. Take a trip out to Smiths and enjoy a cup of coffee while deciding what to buy. Talking with Sandy Redding, we find Bernard is doing as well as can be expected. She says he gets sick from the chemo. Sandy tells us she is doing pretty well at this time. Please keep Bernard and Sandy in your special thoughts and prayers. Talking with Marvin Knoop, we find his son, Mark, is done with third-crop haying and about ready to put up fourth crop. Good for you, Mark. On the news this past week, they said that the fall is to be very hot and dry. Let’s hope they’re wrong. Diane Hulleman worked on the election board Tuesday, Aug. 14. She said 42 voted. Friday Diane joined Colleen and Izzy Jensen at Jack and Ginny Schnell’s. Nancy Murray was also there. Jack

grilled a turkey with all the goodies, including fresh apple pie. Colleen’s honey, Chad, was in Canada fishing. Dave Toll was up for the weekend. Tammy Moe’s brother and two kids were at Jim Toll’s. Later they were at Tatiana Moe’s for her birthday and to show everyone her new condominium. Chad and Ashley Crosby, Chase and Morgan were home for the weekend. Sunday Beth was baby-sitting the children. Tom and Sunshine, Isaac, Josie and Alycia took a camping trip to Michigan. Garry is getting along quite well, using a cane and walking on both feet, which is good to hear. Yah know this time of year I’m thinking back about my childhood. This time of year it was very hot and we found a threshing machine coming to our farm. Yes, Herb and August Knoop invested in a threshing machine and they went from farm to farm threshing. I remember helping in the house, peeling potatoes, getting cukes from the garden and so many odd jobs. I also remember, when I was older, pitching oats in the wagon. It was hot work but had to be done. Peter Fox used to come to our farm when we were threshing and drive the tractor while others loaded the wagon with oats. I remember my mother used to make young fryers for dinner and everyone would give Peter a hard time, like “All fox like chicken.” It was so hot and so much work but, hey, we didn’t seem to mind. When the Knoops were done threshing, they would move onto the next farm. Has anyone gotten to the blackberry patch this year? I’m a little afraid to even look, as there are so many bear around. Let’s hope those hunters get their tags full. Well, it’s August and the dog days of summer are here. I see lots of green weeds around on area lakes.

Dewey Country

by Pauline Lawrence

Saturday, Penny, Ry and Ree came to see me. Penny said Jeff and Rem were bear hunting so she came here. She just has Monday to go for driver’s ed but they will start school Aug. 28-30 with the kids coming Sept. 4. Summer has gone so fast I can’t believe it’s about gone. Loretta VanSelus tells us her son, Mark Stone, and family came for a week, staying at a home near Doc Lake Road. Matt Stone took a week of vacation and wet some lines. Loretta had a supper for Matt’s family, Mark’s family and Phil and Carrie Miller and sons. Friday evening, Butch and Loretta took Mark’s family out for supper at Riverstreet in Spooner. Sunday evening, Rick and Janie Lauterbach and children, Noah and El-

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formation and the memories may not be accurate or complete. If you have more information about Woodyard or any of the schools from this time period, the Washburn County Historical Society would appreciate hearing from you. Partial list of the teachers at Woodyard 1917-18 Hella Hess Johnson 1921-23 Anna Crocker Shellito 1924-25 Ruth Oakes 1928-29 Una Broome 1929-30 Marion Sims 1931-31 Anna Draegen 1931-34 Irving Crowell 1934-36 Esther Hillman 1937-39 Evelyn Swan Olson 1939-43 Claire Sjostedt 1943-44 Marjorie Sorenson 1944-45 Muriel Keller 1945-46 Helen Knapp 1946-47 Muriel Elliott 1947-48 Evelyn Poquette 1948-52 Marjorie Gramberg 1952-55 Blanche Weberg

lianna, brought supper to the Quam’s and they all enjoyed the meal together. All about Rory: Rory is so comical and I just have to tell you about it. In my house, we have two black desk chairs and Rory loves to sit in them. Well, he tries and tries to jump up and can’t make it. So I hold the chair and he’s a little manipulator as he jumps just a little and looks at me. Well, after awhile, I can see he just can’t jump that high (he says) so I hold the chair and after two to three jumps, I pick him up and put him in the chair. Then he’s so happy to be able to get in the chair and licks my hand as if to say, “Thanks!” Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!


Bob and Mable Washkuhn celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary

by Diane Dryden on the Washkuhns for whatever needed doing. SHELL LAKE - It was 70 years ago when this In 1979, they sold their house and had one young couple, she from Springbrook and he built in the Little Long Lake neighborhood lofrom Shell Lake, ran off to Mora, Minn., to get cated on Sand Road. Four years ago Mable had married. They were both 17. a stroke and she spent several months in TerThey continued on to North Dakota where raceview Living Center recuperating. This year they stayed for a while. But they found they as they attended the Washburn County Fair she missed their hometowns and they returned a started to experience a great deal of pain in her year later. They had the first of their three chilback. A quick trip to the Shell Lake Hospital dren. Her name was Sherri and she was only a came next, where her doctor told her that her year old when Bob got his draft notice and back was full of arthritis and her spinal column ended up in the Army serving in Scotland, Engwas a wreck. After they removed fluid from her land, France, Germany and Czechoslovakia. spinal area, they sent her to Sacred Heart HosHe returned home with a Bronze Star and an pital in Eau Claire. There one doctor said that honorable discharge. It was 1947, the war was the paralysis in her legs would never allow her over and after working at the Shell Lake boat to walk again, and another one said she would factory for a few years, Bob moved his growbe cured. Even now, several weeks later, no one ing family to Cudahy, which is near Madison, has come up with a diagnosis or a prognosis. to work as a pipe fitter for 19 years. Another Bob had a few things planned for their big daughter, Terri, and a son, Bobby, were added 70th anniversary, but now with Mable at TLC, to their family. all their plans have been canceled. They’re both But once again, they were homesick for the 87 years old and up to this recent setback, were country and they came back and bought a going strong and staying active. They attribute house outside of town on CTH B. Mable was the secret of their long marriage to parents who Mable and Bob Washkuhn eloped 70 years ago and have been going strong ever themselves had stayed married so this couple the 10th child of 12, and Bob was the third of since. – Photo by Diane Dryden seven. All the time Bob was working as a pipe was determined to work through any of their fitter, Mable was working too, but she made sure her He retired in 1987 when he was 62. own difficulties. Bob credited her with being such a Mable worked at Dahlstroms grocery store for five good mother and wife. “I’ve always loved her, she’s jobs were during school hours so she was home to see years and then for the Evergreen Apartments for 13 such a great person,” he said as they both got a bit the kids off to school and home before they got there. Bob gave Mable two years to get used to the idea they years. They also owned the Washkuhn Variety Store weepy. were returning north and he began to study to take the where the empty lot is now on Fifth Avenue across from Their daughter, Sherri, lives in Berlin, and works as a civil service exam so he could try for a job at the post of- the bank. They ran that for eight years and they could chef, daughter Terri is working in a retail/resale shop fice. Mable had two years to say goodbye to all her always be counted on to have exactly what you needed and son Bobby is already retired and living in Hayward friends and then the move was made. Bob did pass the in the way of notions like thread, buttons, needles and after his own career with the postal service. test and got a job at the post office in Shell Lake where zippers along with an entire store of necessary items. Because they were so young, everyone said it wouldWhile they owned the store, they were active in the n’t last. he served for 16 years, the last four as postmaster. “It was a heavy job then because everything, includ- chamber and Bob even served as president. The United Everyone was wrong. ing pulling those heavy mailbags, was done by hand.” Methodist Church in Shell Lake knew they could count

Jeff Pederson and visited his friends and relatives. Opal Gothblad who has been hospitalized in Rice Lake and Shell Lake, may return to Glenview soon. Welcome back, Opal. The Northwoods Baptist Church had services one day last week. On Sunday, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church had a picnic catered by Lakeview Bar and Grill for their parishioners. Happy birthday to Brian Marschall who turned 19 on Aug. 19. On Saturday, Rudy and Martha Erickson of Wilson visited Roger and Mavis Flach. On Sunday, Larry and Doris Paulson of Cumberland stopped in to see the Flachs. Lillian Ullom attended the funeral of Vernon Rhode in Spooner at Dahl Funeral Home, Thursday. Vernon grew up in our area.

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Aug. 12, Lillian Ullom joined the senior citizens of Spooner and Shell Lake for a potluck picnic at Lee and Alice Drotherton’s at Island Lake. Wendell Lee Turpin of Whiting, Ind., had a group of friends from Whiting at his home for a week of fun and food. They spent Saturday four-wheeling. In the evening, they had a picnic supper there for the company and relatives. The new math The teacher asked her students, “If you had 10 potatoes and had to divide them among 12 people, how would you do it?” One child replied, “Mash ‘em.” Have a good week.

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Doesn’t it feel like fall? I see some leaves are turning color and some are falling. We still have warm days and cool nights. Great sleeping. The big news in our area is the wedding Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Cumberland of Sara Marschall and Kyle Mathison of Cumberland. Sara grew up in our area, the daughter of Mary and John Marschall. She now has a job in Cumberland and they will live on a farm. The reception was held at the Mathison farm with a huge tent and over 300 guests. We wish them the very best from all their friends. Several area families attended the wedding. Jeff took his mom, Helen Pederson, to the wedding. The Boltermans and Gronnings also attended. Friday, Aug. 17, we had a bus take us to Matt’s icecream place and a ride around Tiptown. It’s always good to get out. Chad White of Cross Plains spent the weekend with

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


Episcopal St. Alban's

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

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

Spooner Baptist

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


St. Joseph's Catholic

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

St. Catherine's Catholic

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

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

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


Barronett Lutheran

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

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

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

Faith Lutheran

(Missouri Synod) South of Spooner off Hwy. W7148 Luther Rd. Pastor Brent Berkesch 715-635-8167 Sunday 9. a.m. Worship Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Worship Lutheran Hour on WJMC 96.1 FM Radio at 9 a.m. Sundays


Long Lake Lutheran Church W3114 Church Rd., Sarona Pastor Mary Strom Sunday Worship 8:30 a.m. Outdoor Service 10:15 Indoor Service

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

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

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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

Trinity Lutheran

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


United Methodist

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

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

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

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

Church of the Nazarene

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


Spooner Wesleyan

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


Cornerstone Christian

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

Trego Community Church

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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


lexander the Great led his army across scorching sand for days. Their throats were parched and their bodies were burning up. One day his advance guard returned and brought him a quart of water. His men watched with envy as he accepted it. But he poured it on the sand, saying, “It is not right for one to drink when so many are thirsty.” He did not have enough water to give each man a sip, but he did have enough heart to give them the inspiration to succeed. They found water later. But on that day, they saw a leader who loved them. No one can lead who does not love. And no leader has ever loved his followers as much as Jesus. He loved us so much that he gave himself for us. It is not always easy to follow Jesus, but we have the assurance that wherever we are, he is with us and that whatever we are going through, he has been there before us. Visit us at:

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by Diane Dryden man who brings the eliminator SHELL LAKE - Shell Lake’s also brings the scales. The elimiTown and Country Days are nator, or sled, is the heavy thing coming up over the Labor Day that is attached to the back of the weekend and, as usual, the three tractors and, as the tractor pulls days are packed with activities. it, the sled moves forward, redisSome which take place all three tributing its weight to get heavdays at 11 a.m. are the tractor, ier and heavier the farther the truck and lawn tractor pulls. tractor goes. Since pullers are alThe lawn tractor pull is held lowed two pulls, the first pull on Saturday, Sept. 1, the tractors gives them the knowledge as to on Sunday, Sept. 2, and the where to put additional weights trucks on Monday, Sept. 3. Jack on their tractor to make it more Harrington is in charge of the efficient for the second run. Each tractor pull and was hooked pull, or hook fee, is $25 and you early, growing up on a small can only go twice. The track is farm and familiar with tractors. 300 feet long and there is a speed He’s been pulling in Shell Lake limit that has to be observed. for 10 years and his wife, like It’s an unusual sport and can other women, is even getting inbecome addicting, especially if terested in pulling. He’s also you know one of the pullers. pulled at events as far away as 75 After each pull the scraper/ miles and sometimes participacker comes out and sprays pates each of the 14 weekends of water too, so the track is made Jack Harrington, chairman of the tractor pull for summer. ready for each new pull and this the last nine years, invites everyone to attend all The interesting thing about the also eliminates the dust that three pulls during Town and Country Days, Saturpulls is their appeal to every age, day – Monday, Sept. 1 - 3, at 11 a.m. daily, located would like to coat the audience as pullers or audience members. south of town along Hwy. 63. – Photo by Diane Dryden with grit. If you didn’t already know, “Where else can you get a dolthere are five categories when it comes to tractors. The lar an hour entertainment?” asks Harrington. first one is the farm class which is the only category that gives trophies. The modifieds, which are farm tractors that have larger engines, the open class, which have big turbos producing up to 3,000 horsepower, the hot category which are souped up farm tractors and the hobby class which are souped up but not turbos, all receive cash prizes ranging from $125 to $200. When you factor in the cost of retooling the tractor and the trailer to haul it, and the gas to drive it to a pull, no one does it for the money. Sometimes pullers drive The class was focused. But for the tip-tap of fingers flyin from Minnesota only to find it has rained before they got there and now the track is too muddy to pull. More ing across keyboards, the computer lab was quiet. Their assignment had been to research their astrological sign and costs, no fun. There are usually over 75 tractors that come to Shell describe in writing whether or not they thought it was a good fit. Lake and everyone appreciates all the donated work on Alice raised her hand. the track that was upgraded in 2009 with the addition “Mr. Wondra, could you read this to make sure I’m of clay, to the mixture on the track, and the guardrail doing it right?” that has been put up for safety. Harrington especially “Sure.” I knelt down at her side and started reading. It likes the guardrail because that’s where he mounts all didn’t take long. the banners of the corporate sponsors. “Alice. Do you have any examples from your own life Years ago, when the feed mill was still in business, in this?” the tractors would weigh in on their scale. Now the

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Hazardous waste & medication collection event


lmost every home and farm contains hazardous products, or products that can harm human and animal health or the environment if improperly handled. Such products include those used in cleaning, home improvements, lawn and garden care, farming, automotive care and hobbies. Each year, exposure or accidents involving hazardous household products injure thousands of people. Because of the dangers they pose, these products require special awareness, handling and disposal. In order to protect our health and the environment, every consumer should know how to properly use, store and dispose of hazardous household products. The Northwest Regional Planning Commissions’ NW Cleansweep household hazardous waste collection program promotes the safe use, storage and disposal of hazardous materials by educating consumers to: Identify and avoid potentially hazardous products; buy only what is needed, use it completely or share leftovers with someone who can use it; recycle those materials that can be recycled; dispose of leftover or unwanted products through hazardous waste collection facilities; choose to buy the least hazardous product to get the job done. Washburn County will be hosting its last special mobile hazardous waste collection of the summer and all area residents are encouraged to participate. The products being accepted free of charge to households are: oil-based paints and stains; antifreeze; pesticides and herbicides; batteries, all types except regular alkaline and vehicle; household cleaners, old gasoline, cell phones; and aerosols. There will be a nominal charge for items such as fluorescent and high-density lightbulbs and oil filters. Businesses and farmers are also encouraged to participate but must register by contacting Jen at 715-635-2197 or email her at The service is free to farmers wishing to dispose of agricultural-related chemicals, with a nominal fee imposed for businesses. Again, registration is requested for both businesses and farmers.

The event is on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the hazardous waste storage site located near the Washburn County Humane Society and food pantry. Both Burnett and Washburn County residents may utilize these collections, they are not restricted to the county residents in which the event is being held. To be eligible to use these collections you need only be a resident of one of the nine counties for which the program serves which are: Washburn, Burnett, Sawyer, Rusk, Taylor, Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas or Price. Residents of other counties should call Jen at 715-6352197 for possible options. Items not accepted at this event: empty or dried-out paint cans; latex paint, nonhazardous and must be dried out and disposed of with regular garbage; waste oil; ammunition and explosives; asbestos; automotive batteries, alkaline batteries go in garbage; televisions; appliances; electronics; and tires. Please call Jen for locations in Burnett and Washburn counties. The Spooner recycling site, located at 1400 S. River Street, is open on Saturday during the hazardous waste collection and does accept TVs for a fee, appliances, and computer equipment. There will also be a medications collection at this event. This is a free collection and residents are strongly encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets and bring items into the collection event. Both over-the-counter and prescription medication will be accepted. This medication collection event is for residents only. Medications from care facilities, home health-care businesses, coroners, etc., must find their own means in which to dispose of medications. Please contact Jen with any questions on the above collection event, and for prices on fee items at 715-635-2197, or This is the last hazardous waste collection of the season. The next collection for Washburn County will not be until mid-June 2013.

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Shell Lake receives items from school supply drive

Phyllis Bergeron, member of the administration staff at Shell Lake Schools, accepted a delivery of school supplies on Monday, Aug. 13. The items were donated through St. Croix Casino’s fourth-annual school supply drive that was held Aug. 6-10, when more than 4,000 casino guests and employees donated supplies for 17 northwestern Wisconsin school districts. — Photo submitted

“No.” “Did you decide whether the characteristics in your zodiac sign do a good job describing you?” “No.” “Do you have an introduction?” “No.” I think it was at this point that I noticed she was crying. Early in my teaching career these tears would have baffled me. I was asking questions. Her own answers were instructive. But, as I’ve discovered, most of the time there’s much more to it than that. Consider the following research. In 1991, Janel Caine, a graduate student at the University of Florida, set out to determine if playing music to premature babies might stimulate improved appetites and faster growth. What she found was that babies exposed to soft music in their cribs not only grew faster, but also had fewer complications. Additionally they were discharged an average of five days sooner than babies that were not exposed to music. It was a fascinating and important discovery. But her findings become truly startling when broken down by gender: Baby girls exposed to music left the hospital an average of 9-1/2 days sooner than babies that were not. Baby boys exposed to music left no sooner at all. Why? A number of recent studies measuring something called the “acoustic brain response” has shown that girls hear substantially better than boys—especially in the 1,000—4,000-hertz range. Again, interesting data. But these findings become even more significant when linked with research suggesting that the range of sounds around 1,500 hertz is critical for understanding speech. Among other things, this may help to explain why, on average, girls seem to pick up language skills sooner than boys. There is a lot more to say about the link between what our children hear and language development than this one column will allow. So we’ll have to revisit that specific link again later. But did you know that because boys sometimes have trouble hearing things that girls hear as loud, teachers often creatively adapt the learning environment to account for this little-known difference in gender? It’s true. For example, since it’s true that girls can hear certain tones better than boys, teachers will often avoid placing a girl near the door because if someone is talking in the hall, she’ll have a greater chance of hearing that and being distracted. On the other hand, since teachers often give instruction from the front of the room, we often seat boys there, where they will hear us better. Female teachers with softer voices will often project a bit more for the boys, while men with low booming voices will tone it down so as not to overpower the girls. Being a male with a louder voice myself, I also want to avoid seating girls where they may think I’m shouting. Men (teachers or not) also want to keep this in mind while addressing girls individually. If I use my normal tone, a girl might think I’m yelling at her. And in fact, this is exactly what happened with Alice in the computer lab. In the end, I knelt down to eye level with her as she sat at her computer. I told Alice that I knew why she was crying. I told her that I wasn’t angry, apologized for being loud, and explained that I wasn’t “yelling” at her. When I toned it down, we began again. Almost immediately, she understood and stopped crying. And when she relaxed, we made great progress on her paper. Founder of, Chris Wondra is just another Wisconsin public schoolteacher. Find We Teach We Learn on Facebook and Twitter for daily tips on learning, teaching and getting the most out of your brain.


Bosch receives environmental excellence award

Gives grants to community organizations

Wisconsin state tree, the sugar maple, at the New Richmond and Shell Lake facilities. The tree itself is another step toward helping the environment, due to its ability to release water into upper, drier soil layers, helping itself and the plants around it. In addition to a tree planting, Bosch presented the Shell Lake School District with $10,000 to be used toward its edible schoolyard project, a sustainable garden growing organic vegetables that will be incorporated into the school lunch program. The project will help teach students about farming and nutrition. — from Bosch

SHELL LAKE — Bosch Packaging Technology in Shell Lake received an environmental excellence award from the Green Tier program, which is sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. A presenThe Green Tier is a partnership with Bosch and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources that will tation was held at the 52,000benefit the community. Coming together to celebrate this event on Wednesday, Aug. 15, were state Sen. Bob square-foot facility in Shell Lake on Jauch; Mary Willett, regional representative for Congressman Duffy; Shell Lake city Administrator Brad PedWednesday, Aug. 15. The New Rich- erson; Shell Lake Mayor Sally Peterson; Pres Lawhon, president of Bosch Packaging Technology North mond facility also received the award. America; John Gozdzialski, northern regional director, Wisconsin DNR; Jeff Keyes, Health Safety and EnviAs one of only four companies to re- ronment manager, Shell Lake Plant; and Pete Skoreth, Wisconsin DNR. ceive Tier 2 status, Bosch’s environmentally friendly projects and its new partnership with self on its sustainability and is respectful of the environthe Wisconsin DNR demonstrate a commitment to ment. Worldwide in 2011, Bosch spent nearly $3 billion maintain and improve sustainability efforts within the on technologies to improve energy efficiency, conserve company, making a significant impact on the environ- resources and protect the environment. We are continmental health of the company and the community. uing to work on current projects as well as implement Bosch received this recognition due to its environmen- new ways to reduce consumption and eliminate waste. tal record, willingness to exceed regulatory require- Achieving Green Tier 2 status in the state of Wisconsin ments, implementation of an Environmental is a testament to our commitment to the environment. Management System and ideas for improving perform- We are proud to sign the Green Tier contract and all ance that would benefit both the company and the en- that it represents.” Some of the key projects that have helped Bosch vironment. “We are especially pleased to have Bosch Packaging achieve the Green Tier status include significantly reTechnology show that sustainable practice pays. They ducing the amount of industrial waste, energy storage are an industry leader and example for others who may and water usage; implementing recycling waste Bosch donated $10,000 to the Shell Lake School District for be considering sustainability as a way to improve their streams for manufacturing processes; continuous imenvironmental performance and profitability,” said provement projects to further eliminate paint related to their edible schoolyard project. Shown (L to R): Pres Lawhon, hazardous waste; and achieving significant reductions Bosch; Jim Connell, Shell Lake School superintendent; Keri DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp. Jensen, of Shell Lake School Community Education; and George According to Pres Lawhon, president of Bosch Pack- in CO2 emissions. Berg, Bosch. — Photos by Larry Samson To commemorate this recognition, Bosch will plant a aging Technology in North America, “Bosch prides it-

Washburn County Court news Anna T. Hammerschmidt, Dayton, Minn., underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. Mareen A. Hanson, Woodbury, Minn., failure to yield for yield sign, $175.30. Michael F. Hanson, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, speeding, $175.30. Jeremy M. Horman, Eau Claire, speeding, $200.50. Madaline S. Huelster, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $200.50. William A. Johnson, Naples, Fla., operating left of centerline, $213.10. James F. Jordan, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jamie J. Kauffman, Deer Park, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Casandra Y. Knick, West St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.30; operating without valid license, $200.50. Jean A. Krizan, Eau Claire, speeding, $200.50. Elicia L. Kupper, Shell Lake, failure to stop at stop sign, $175.30. Patrick D. Langosch, Birchwood, nonregistration of auto, $175.30. Kaylee N. Lind, Cloquet, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Douglas J. Longfellow, Oakdale, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jacob A. Maas, Washburn, speeding, $175.30. Randy B. Morel, Mendota, Ill., speeding, $225.70. Nancy J. Ness, Eagan, Minn., speeding, $200.50.

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Fri., Aug. 24 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Salvatore L. Millevolte, Rice Lake, underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. Andrew J. Mortenson, Shell Lake, operating while suspended, $200.50. John D. Nevins, Oak Park, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Jennifer D. Nyakundi, Cloquet, Minn., speeding, $250.90. Joelene R. Perry, Hinckley, Minn., failure to stop at stop sign, $175.30. Chrystal M. Peterson, Minong, speeding, $175.00. Derek D. Prange, Good Thunder, Minn., operating ATV without valid safety certificate, $162.70. Dylan R. Prange, Good Thunder, Minn., operating ATV without valid safety certificate, $162.70. Pierce D. Putz, Rice Lake, underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. Erin N. Roehl, Hayward, speeding, $175.30. Andrew I. Rossow, Lakefield, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Branden L. Rundquist, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, $250.90. Paul F. Ryan, Eagan, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Kimberly Schaper, Maple Grove, Minn., operating ATV without valid safety certificate, $162.70. Stephanie A. Skomra, Champlin, Minn., underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. Trista G. Schinigoi, Duluth, Minn., speeding, $200.50. James A. Schlesinger, Northbrook, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Ryan R. Thomas, Oswego, Ill., speeding, $225.70. Brian M. Ullom, Shell Lake, nonregistration of auto, $175.30. Jacki L. Valdez, Ottawa, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Dustin P. Soldner, Rice Lake, underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment.

Jonathan P. Watters, Shoreview, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Daniel L. Willits, Eudora, Kan., failure to stop at stop sign, $175.30. Vincent M. Womack, Cameron, underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. Aaron V. Wyatt, Spooner, operating without valid license, $200.50. Paul L. Zilly, Shell Lake, operating while suspended, $200.50. Scott B. Zeien, Springbrook, possess amphetamine/LSD/psilocin, $299.00.

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Melissa M. Anderson, Eau Claire, speeding, $175.30. Michael S. Andrew, Schaumburg, Ill., failure to notify police of accident, $263.00; driving too fast for conditions, $213.00. Brooke D. Babineau, Rice Lake, speeding, $225.70. Elizabeth A. Baker, Spooner, speeding, $225.70. Zachary J. Biermaier, Hastings, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Abbie J. Blakeman, Ashland, speeding, $175.30. Alyssa M. Bradley, Milwaukee, speeding, $200.50. Kevin B. Buhrow, Rice Lake, underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. Steven E. Buhrow, Rice Lake, underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. Chris R Buttron, Blue Island, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Bradley W. Dahlvang, Elk River, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Jamie S. Dwornikowski, Duluth, Minn., failure to stop at stop sign, $175.30. Ross D. Emmerman, Chicago, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Laura A. Ford, Solon Springs, OWI, $817.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Lynn M. Ford, Rochester, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Patrick J. Frey, Sarona, dog running at large, $169.00. Theresa M. Grebinoski, Neillsville, speeding, $200.50.

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I & H Beams $3/ft. & up. NEWUSED & SURPLUS. Pipe-PlateChannel-Angle-Tube-ReBar-Grating -Expanded-ORNAMENTAL- STAINLESS STEEL-ALUMINUM. 12 acres of usable items PAL STEEL Company Palmyra WI 262-495-4453 (CNOW) (Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY BANK MUTUAL Plaintiff -vsCHRIS R. HOVIND and LINDSAY HOVIND Mortgagor Defendants BANK MUTUAL DISCOVER BANK Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Case No.: 11CV-245 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale entered in the above-entitled action on March 27, 2012, the undersigned sheriff of Washburn County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction as follows: PLACE OF SALE: North Entrance, Washburn County Courthouse, 10 4th Ave., Shell Lake, WI. DATE OF SALE: October 3, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: W6019 Ross Road, Trego, WI. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: W6019 Ross Road, Trego, WI. That part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (NW 1/4-SW 1/4), Section Twentyseven (27), Township Forty (40) North, Range Twelve (12) West, Washburn County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Start at the SE corner of said NW/SW; thence West on South line of NW/SW, 600 feet to an iron post on high-water line of Trego Lake; thence along the lakeshore in a northwesterly direction 10 feet to an iron post; thence North 40 degrees East 409 feet to an iron post on the South side of a town road; thence South 49 degrees 20’ East, following south edge of town road 454.5 feet to SE corner of NW/SW the point of beginning. Parcel No. 65-042-2-40-12-27-3 02000-016000. TERMS OF SALE: CASH. DOWN PAYMENT: 10% of amount bid by certified check. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of sale. Terry C. Dryden, Sheriff HANAWAY ROSS, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 345 S. Jefferson St. Green Bay, WI 54301-4522 920-432-3381 567779 WNAXLP


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(Aug. 8, 15, 22) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BARRON COUNTY ROYAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. JAN C. EVERSON, TODD L. TODD, Defendants. Case No. 12CV306 Case code: 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage AMENDED SUMMONS To: Todd L. Todd N4096 Cty. Hwy. M Sarona, WI 54870 You are hereby notified that Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within forty (40) days after August 8, 2012, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Court, whose address is Barron County Justice Center, 1420 State Highway 25 N., Barron, Wisconsin, and to Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, S.C., and to Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, S.C., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 3624 Oakwood Hills Parkway, P.O. Box 1030 Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702-1030. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within forty (40) days, 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 of seizure of property. Dated this 31st day of July, 2012. WELD, RILEY, PRENN & RICCI, S.C. By: Christine A. Gimber State Bar ID #01020223 Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. ADDRESS: P.O. Box 1030 Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 715-839-7786 This is an attempt to collect a debt. A ny information obtained will be used for that purpose. 566773 WNAXLP


The Washburn County Highway Department is seeking bids from qualified individuals/contractors to provide cleaning services for the Highway Building. Sealed proposals for services described herein will be received until 3 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2012, by the Washburn County Highway Department, office of the Highway Commissioner, 1600 County Highway H, Spooner, Wisconsin 54801. PROPOSAL CONTRACT #18-12C Cleaning Services Proposal forms and specifications are on file and available upon request at the office of the Washburn County Highway Department, phone 715-635-4480, fax 715-635-4485 or on the Highway Department Web page at Bidders wishing to submit their bid by mail may do so at their own risk. The Highway Department is open Monday thru Thursday; mail/delivery service is not received on Friday. Bids received through mail by the Washburn County Highway Department, later than the time set forth above will be returned unopened. The correct mailing address is Washburn County Highway Dept., 1600 County Highway H, Spooner, WI 54801. The county reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive any technicalities and to select the bid proposal deemed most advantageous to the Washburn County Highway Department. Jon Johnson, Commissioner 567371 52-1r WNAXLP Washburn County Highway Department


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IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Inez S. Shaffer DOD: 5/27/2012 Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 12 PR 31

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth May 30, 1923, and date of death May 27, 2012, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 510 1st Street, Spooner, WI 54801. 3. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is October 31, 2012. 4. A claim may be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. Marilynn E. Benson Probate Register August 2, 2012

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IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Florence E. Bortz Order Setting Deadline for Filing a Claim (Formal Administration) Case No. 12 PR 33

A petition for formal administration was filed. THE COURT FINDS: 1. The decedent, with date of birth Oct. 24, 1925, and date of death April 9, 2012, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 1124 Huron Street, Spooner, WI 54801. 2. All interested persons waived notice. THE COURT ORDERS: 1. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is November 1, 2012. 2. A claim must be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. BY THE COURT: Eugene D. Harrington Circuit Court Judge August 1, 2012

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SUMMONS Case No. 12 FA 68 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, To the person named above as the Respondent: You are hereby notified that the Petitioner named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within 40 days after August 2, 2012, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Petition. The demand must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is P.O. Box 339, Shell Lake, WI 54871, and to Kathryn zumBrunnen, Petitioner’s attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 96, Spooner, WI 54801. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Petition within 40 days, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Petition, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or maybe incorrect in the Petition. 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 30th day of July, 2012. Kathryn zumBrunnen Attorney for Petitioner P.O. Box 96 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-3174 State Bar No. 1016913 566774 WNAXLP

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What’s new at school

The brightly colored mural painted by the primary students will greet the parents in the lobby when they come to pick up their children. The lobby has chairs and benches for the parents to use as they wait. – Photos by Larry Samson

The new garden in front of the primary school will greet the visitor. It will help funnel water off the newly remodeled roof and will keep the sidewalks free of ice. The round driveway in front of the school will allow the school buses to unload students in front of the school and not on the street. The parents will unload and pick up at the side of the building in an area separate from the school buses. The floor in the Shell Lake High School gym got a total makeover after the wooden floor was refinished for the first time since the school was built. The Laker icon will greet the volleyball fans at midcourt when Shell Lake hosts Prairie Farm on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

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The newly constructed concession stand in Reinhart Commons at the 3-12 building will allow student organizations to sell concessions in a central location during sporting events.

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The Shell Lake Farmers Market, in full swing with fresh local produce, is open two days a week, Tuesday and Friday from 2-6 p.m. The market is located in the parking lot across from the courthouse. — Photo by Larry Samson




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Lemonade and cookies are a combination for these young entrepreneurs, Eric, Jessica and Kayla Haynes, at their mother’s garage sale on Friday, Aug. 17. Lemonade stands have almost become a thing of the past, but for 25 cents it is still a good bargain. — Photo by Larry Samson

Labor Day is coming up and will be the last day of the inspection program for the year. It has been a great year, and I extend gratitude to all the boaters for their patience down at the landing.


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Inspection total for the year from May 5 through Aug. 20 is 2,795 boats. Last year at this time, we had a total of 2,220 boats.

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