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“The Odd Couple” @ Shell Lake PTA carnival @ Shell Lake Polish feast @ Spooner Holiday craft and bake sale @ Spooner. See Events page 6


Dishing out some comfort

Veterans Day events Back page

Childhood buddies enlisted together Page 19

This 2-week-old kid finds comfort in the food pan. — Photo by Larry Samson

Namekagon Transit services cut, again

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STATEWIDE - A state legislator from the only school district in Wisconsin to have school bus seat belts wants to make it state law. State Sen. Tim Cullen, D-Janesville, is proposing a bill that would require all new school buses be equipped with lap and shoulder belts. Existing buses would not need retrofitting, but there is incentive to do so through state grants. Cullen notes current law requires young children to be in car safety or booster seats. However, when children get old enough for school, they ride on buses without restraint, even though the driver is buckled up.  “All drivers have to wear a seat belt. It’s beyond me why nobody else has to,” he said. Several bus companies testified against the bill at a public hearing. Jim Fey, president of the Wisconsin School Bus Association, said federal safety regulations don’t require seat belts. One reason, Fey said, is because the high padded seats provide protection. “It is because of this system and the other federal safety standards unique to school buses that school bus transportation is safer by all statistical measures than any other form of transportation,” he said. Kevin Murray, however, is a paramedic in the Janesville School District, where they use school bus seat belts, and said they would provide increased safety in side crashes or rollovers. “Just imagine your children, your grandchildren, projectiles in this giant compartment rolling around. That is something I don’t want to see happen,” he said. Current Wisconsin law requires that buses under 5 tons have seat belts. This includes the smaller buses used to transport students with special needs. - Shamane Miller/Wisconsin Public Radio

by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SHELL LAKE — Facing budgeting issues, the Namekagon Transit board approved additional cuts to transit services in Washburn County on Thursday, Oct. 10. This is the second series of cuts from the transit to Washburn County services in three months. “So we have been gradually reducing services to stay within our budget … we hope to be able to accommodate all the individuals that need service,” stated Karen Melasecca, transit manager. In August, the Washburn County Board of Supervisors heard a request by Melasecca for local matching funds to sustain the transit services on Fridays.  The board took no action. Subsequently the Friday service and a part-time position were cut for Washburn County.  The series of cuts slated to begin Monday, Nov. 4, include going from two full-time drivers to one running Monday through Thursday. Additionally, transit service will no longer be provided to Trego and Minong.  After Monday, Nov. 4, transit service for Washburn County only includes local service to Spooner and Shell

Lake, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.3:15 p.m., with one morning Birchwood run on Wednesdays to continue. “If we continued at the current rate we were going, if we do not pull back that other driver, we will be spending $191,000,” said Melasecca.  The transit’s budget for 2013 only allocated $169,216 for Washburn County services. The transit service receives $150,000 local match funding from Sawyer County government, $165,000  from the Lac Courtre Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, and $7,400 from Bayfield County government.  Washburn County government does not provide any local matching funds.  About 74 percent of the transit services are provided to Sawyer County.  Melasecca currently estimates that the most funding for transit services to Washburn County in 2014 would be $151,769.  Melasecca stated that the transit does work with the Washburn County Aging and Disability Resource Center and the transit’s mobility manager to help accommodate service requests they would not otherwise be able to provide for. 

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Tasha Hagberg, Affordable Care Act navigator, spoke at the Shell Lake City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 29, on the health-insurance marketplace. Hagberg works for the Wisconsin CEP Job Service. Her appearance was sponsored by the Friends of the Shell Lake Library. — Photo by Danielle Moe  


Spooner’s permanent salute to the veterans

by Diane Dryden Register staff writer SPOONER — It was the year 2000 when Buster Miller approached then Spooner/ Trego Lions Club President Pete Hubin with an idea. How about saluting all of Spooner’s veterans with a permanent parklike display on the city property on Hwy. 63 by the fish hatchery, across from Tony’s, which was originally the Waterfront Park? The spot would be perfect seeing a Department of Transportation survey determined that on an average day over 6,000 vehicles traveled that road. The approximate cost of $130,000 for the project could be raised through fundraising efforts by the newly formed nine-member Spooner Veterans Memorial Committee. The committee was composed of members of each of the veterans service organizations. They operate as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Their fundraising came through donations from local business and from revenue garnered by the sale of the gray pavers and the black granite benches and lots of brat feeds. The idea took off and by the fall of 2003 the Spooner Veterans Memorial was open for business with seven flagpoles and eight flags. They are the American and Wisconsin flags along with five service flags and POW-MIA. A donated bell tower with a 4-foot eagle on top was manufactured by Spooner Machine. It sports a sign beneath that reads, “Ring the bell to remember or honor someone or an event, or for any reason at all,” encouraging the public to ring the bell of freedom while they wander through the memorial. Granite stones, 8’ by 5-1/2’, already have 3,700 names inscribed, at no cost to any veteran who can show they have strong ties to Spooner.

for the flags. Last year, one of the service organizations served hot coffee and cookies for the Memorial Day service that’s held there each year. There is a plan to eliminate the bleachers that are set up for the service and replace them with folding chairs, and for putting the entire seating area under a 15’-by-20’ shelter. There is a newly donated cement statue in front of the flag display representing the Army. The committee is in pursuit of other statues that represent all the branches they honor: Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air National Guard and the Army National Guard. This will represent veterans from as far back as the Civil War, to the present conflicts. According to spokesman Jim Dienstl, a Naval Air Forces man, “People are very generous. We have a flag sponsorship program that replaces the expensive flags every three years. Each of the flags can be hemmed only 6 inches as they fray in the harsh winds before they have to be replaced. Seeing the U.S. flag costs $350 and the others $200 each, we truly appreciate the sponsorships we have that keep the flags flying high.” Each year this location becomes more popular as Memorial Day rolls around and cars and people pour in for the ceremony. The committee has already somewhat addressed this with tentative plans for expansion to the west so they will be able to handle the crowd, no matter how large it becomes. Because the weather is always inclement for the Veterans Day service, held every year on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 a.m., keeping the tradition set by President Woodrow Wilson starting in 1918 when the armistice was signed with Germany, this service is held inside at the Spooner High School. Fundraising continues for the upkeep and expansion of the site with the sale of pavers and the black granite benches. There is a donation box on-site for easy giving. If you’d like more information about saluting a veteran that you know and want memorialized, call 715-6353256.

With its flags flying and bell tower topped a the 4-foot eagle, Spooner’s Memorial Park attracts many visitors throughout the year. The 900, 6”-by-6” and the 12”-by-12” gray ground pavers salute any veteran who chooses to have their names and inscription emblazoned on them. That money is used as part of the fundraising effort. When the memorial was finished and operational, the committee decided it looked a bit stark. They added some landscaping, including shrubs, plants and mulch. They realized that by doing that they also took on the task of having to keep them fertilized, pruned, free of debris and watered. They put in a watering

system that uses the water from the pond that borders the park for their watering needs. They also added lights on a timer

Jim Dienstl, Naval Air Forces veteran, is the current chairman of the Spooner Veterans Memorial Committee.

Rubesch wins Wild Duluth 100K

Beautifully laid out with the black granite freestanding walls and benches that sit on a base of gray pavers, there are myriad places where service personnel’s names can still be inscribed to be honored forever for their commitment to their country from the Civil War to the present. — Photos by Diane Dryden

DULUTH, Minn. — Chris Rubesch won the Wild Duluth 100K Ultramarathon held on Saturday, Oct. 19. The race is run on the Superior Hiking Trail, starting at Bayfront Park in Duluth, Minn. The out-and-back course follows the high points and ridges across the hills of Duluth along the Superior Hiking Trail. Along the course, runners pass Enger Tower, run up the Spirit Mountain Ski Hills, go over the summit of Ely Peak and through Jay Cooke State Park along the St. Louis River to the turnaround point just east of Carlton, Minn., covering a total of 100 kilometers, which is 62 miles. Rubesch, a former Spooner High School and College of St. Scholastica track and cross-country runner, finished first in a time of 11 hours and 1 minute, the second fastest time in the history of the Wild Duluth 100K race. Adam Schwarz-Lowe of Duluth finished second in 11 hours 35 minutes. Rubesch also won the Wild Duluth 100K in 2011. Temperatures for the Wild Duluth race were in the low 40s with conditions alternating between rain, snow, sleet and the occasional welcome periods of sunshine, in stark contrast to temperatures in the high 90s during Rubesch’s last race, the Lean Horse 100 Mile Ultramarathon in the Black Hills of South Dakota, in which he placed second. — submitted

Chris Rubesch, formerly of Spooner, won the Wild Duluth 100K Ultramarathon held on Saturday, Oct. 19. His time for the 62-mile run was 11 hours and 1 minute. — Photo by Laurie Rubesch

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2011 blowdown fuels benefits for imperiled species, helps bear, bobcat and more NORTHWEST WISCONSIN — When DNR conservation wardens, foresters and wildlife biologists responded to a massive July 2011 windstorm that leveled trees for miles across northwestern Wisconsin, they handled a variety of widespread problems, which for some are still an issue today. Yet out of the wind-strewn wreckage comes a happy restart for the tiny goldenwinged warbler, one of the most threatened, nonfederally listed bird species in eastern North America. While Mother Nature was the force behind the summer windstorm, a unique set of partners — the state of Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources, six county governments in the state, private landowners, and the American Bird Conservancy — have united to take advantage of this opportunity to create the required habitat for the golden-winged warbler. “Generally, most people saw the blowdown as massively destructive,” Wisconsin DNR Wildlife Biologist Bob Hanson says. “However, with the correct management prescription, it actually has provided some great habitat for this potentially endangered species. The shotgun pattern the storm left created new areas of young forest, a requirement of the goldenwinged warbler.” The golden-winged warbler has suffered one of the steepest population declines of any songbird species in the past 45 years. Breeding bird surveys in Wisconsin show the species is declining in the state at a rate of nearly 4 percent a year. As Wisconsin and Minnesota are the two states with the largest remaining populations of the species, their role in creating and managing habitat for the long-term survival of this bird is of paramount importance.

While the golden-winged warbler is a forest bird, it nests in areas comprised of a patchwork of saplings, shrubs, grasses and remnant trees that serve as song perches and foraging sites. These areas of early successional habitat or young forests are just that: forests that are between the ages of about 3 and 15 years old. The golden-wings will use young forests in the vicinity of mature forests for nesting until the forest canopy envelops the shrubs and grasses, changing the habitat conditions. After the Wisconsin blowdown event, the DNR and the area’s county forests began salvage operations of the downed trees to help with cleanup efforts. By using best management practices for the golden-winged warbler, optimal habitat for nesting is being created via the salvage operations. “Approximately 90,000 acres of winddamaged timber has been accounted for,” DNR forestry specialist Steve Runstrom says. “Our data collection combined with aerial observations and on-the-ground observations indicate that more than 80 percent of the most heavily damaged timber has been salvaged or is currently under contract to be salvaged in the near future. The volume of timber salvaged is approximately 1.5 to 2 million cords.” ABC and its partners have been working to identify those areas affected by the blowdown that have the potential to be salvaged as optimal golden-winged warbler habitat in northwestern Wisconsin. So far, over 13,000 acres of potential habitat have been identified on public lands in the blowdown area. By using forestry guidelines that benefit the golden-winged warbler, these acres should become highquality nest habitat for this species. Runstrom says credit for the storm re-

Beginning farmer course to be held SIREN — The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers course will be offered locally this fall and winter at the government center in Siren beginning Thursday, Nov. 7.  The course comes through the University of Wisconsin Farm and Industry Short Course and is co-hosted by UW-Extension and the NW Graziers Network.  Delivery will be done through interactive video and audio.  Most of the subject materials apply to both grass-based and conventional farming and cover dairy, beef, sheep and goats.  An important aspect of the course is business planning.  If desired, participants will be able to develop their own business plans by the end of the course.  Since the course began in 1995, over 500 students have enrolled statewide, and a third have gone on to start their own farms.  There are 14 regular class sessions starting Nov. 7.  The course is divided into three terms.  Classes run from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursdays except for one class on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.  Participants who miss a class may catch it later online.  The entire course may also be taken online.  Participants may opt to take individual class sessions.  The cost of the entire course will be $240 or $15

per session. Sometimes scholarships are available.  Subjects may vary, but usually include starting a livestock business, whether confinement or grazing, grazing system layout, stray voltage, goal-setting, feeding on pasture, production and marketing of pasture-based beef, goat and sheep dairying, information on beginner loans, enterprise budgets, farm-driven marketing, business plan writing, successful models for business startups, biofuels and farm energy, organic farming, low-cost parlors, out-wintering and environmental stewardship.   A brochure for the course will be available.  Also watch for press releases in the papers.   Additional afternoon topics of interest may be added by local UWExtension if requested.  Bring your own lunch. Please register by Monday, Nov. 4, if you plan to attend the entire course.  To register or obtain further information, contact Otto Wiegand or Kevin Schoessow at UWEX Spooner at 715-635-3506, or Dick Cates in Madison, 608-265-6437.  The course is a collaborative effort between the UW-Center for Integrated Agricultural Studies, UW Cooperative Extension, CALS, DATCP, the Technical Colleges and GrassWorks. — from UWEX

covery is due to many workers across all levels of area government as well as private property owners. “They took the action to repair their property and salvage their timber. A strong, rapid response by our timber industry partners was also critical to the success of this salvage effort and recovery from the storm’s impact,” Runstrom says. Using the proper techniques, salvage operations are turning what looked like a mess into important breeding habitat for the golden-winged warbler, one of the state’s most iconic long-distance migratory birds. Many other species of wildlife also benefit from the creation of this young forest habitat. These beneficiaries include American woodcock and ruffed grouse, as well as black bear and even bobcat. While the bogs and wetlands of the North Woods still provide some of the best golden-winged warbler habitat, wetland draining, increased human development, fire suppression, maturing forests and lack of timber harvests, especially on private land, have decreased the amount of optimal young forest conditions across the range of the golden-winged warbler. As such, conservationists, wildlife biolo-

gists and foresters are working together on the landscape to continually ensure there are sufficient young forest patches for this and other species that require this habitat. “The blowdown actually helped to recreate some of the conditions goldenwinged warblers need,” Andrew Rothman, director of ABC’s Migratory Bird Program, says. American Bird Conservancy is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to conserve native birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. ABC acts by safeguarding the rarest species, conserving and restoring habitats, and reducing threats, while building capacity in the bird conservation movement. If you have information regarding natural resource violations, please call: Violation Hotline 800-TIP-WDNR or 800847-9367. The hotline is in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Trained staff relay reported information to conservation wardens. Anyone who calls the Violation Hotline or provides information can remain anonymous. — from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the American Bird Conservancy  

Adults at or below 100-percent federal poverty guidelines may now qualify for full BadgerCare+ Benefits SPOONER — If you live in Wisconsin, are age 19-64, have no minor children in the household, are not disabled, and your household income before deductions is at or below 100-percent of the 2013 Federal Poverty Guidelines, you may now qualify for full BadgerCare+ Benefits. The income at or below 100-percent of Federal Poverty Guidelines is $11,490; a family of two is $15,510. You must enroll by Sunday, Dec. 15, to have BadgerCare+ on Jan. 1, 2014. If you

enroll after Dec. 15 coverage will begin later in 2014. If you meet or think you meet the guidelines listed above, call Washburn County Health Department at 715-6354400 to schedule an enrollment assistance appointment. Self-enrollment is also available starting Monday, Nov. 18, at or currently at — from WCHD

Gas prices down with seasonal blends, growing national reserves by Richard Kremer Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - Growing crude oil and gasoline reserves coupled with a seasonal change at refineries have driven down prices at the pump. Petroleum analysts say they could drop another 15 cents per gallon by the end of the year. Right now the average price of gas in Wisconsin is $3.23 a gallon and it’s going for as low as $3.02 in Kenosha. In 28 other states gas prices have already dipped below the $3 mark. But Gregg Laskoski, an analyst with, says it’s to be expected. “What we see is a widespread decline in retail gasoline,” he said. “I can’t say that we’re terribly surprised, because consumers should expect to see the lowest prices of the year during the fourth quarter every year.” Laskoski says that’s because refineries are switching to a winter blend of gasoline, which is cheaper and easier to pro-

duce, and people are driving less. “The other thing that we’re seeing is that we’ve got very favorable fundamentals, good numbers from the Department of Energy showing us that crude oil inventory, gasoline inventory and refinery operations, everything is running pretty smoothly across the country. So that’s helping bring the price down.” That doesn’t include the domestic energy boom. Laskoski says increased drilling and the use of hydrofracking in North America means more crude from the U.S., Canada and Mexico. “All of these things are very favorable for consumers and we would not be surprised if prices between Thanksgiving and Christmas move even lower. I think we could see prices come down perhaps another 10 to 15 cents per gallon.” According to, the price of a barrel of crude oil is now under $100 per barrel for the first time since June.

Shell Lake Municipal Campground update nears completion The new sewer and water hookups are complete and the electrical in the final stage at the Shell Lake Municipal Campground.  According to Jeff Parker, public works director, the campground electrical will not be fully operational until spring when Barron Electric can hook up the upgraded amp electrical system.  This will only affect those campground sites that received upgraded electrical units.  — Photo by Danielle Moe


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Duffy should be commended Arrogance is found in the unrestrained spending of the federal government and the growing trillions in debt.  Arrogance is not making any effort to slow the growth of spending and instead, passing on the debt to our children and grandchildren. Reason says that the government should not be given a blank check, unless there is accountability in how that money is spent. By asking for modest cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling, Congressman Duffy was being more than reasonable. He should be commended for standing up

for the well-being of future generations by attempting to relieve the debt burden the government is passing on to them.   Arrogance is President Barack Hussein Obama spending taxpayers money like it is coming from his personal checkbook.  Obama should try to learn a lesson from Duffy. Sandy Bjurman Shell Lake

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In one of my fairly recent writings to this newspaper, I made mention that the federal government is just terrible at running or managing programs. The disastrous launch of Obamacare demonstrates the point I was making. The insurance companies that got into bed with the Obama administration to push passage of Obamacare are now extremely worried that the failure of the Obamacare enrollment process will seriously hit their bottom lines or even cause their businesses to fail. The failure of many healthy people to sign up, probably because most do not have the money to pay the much higher premiums, is one of their main concerns. Once again, you can see that the individuals of the middle class that have little political power are going to be hurt with higher premiums and less or no insurance coverage while the big shots, the insurance companies, unions, wealthy individuals and politicians feather their nests with other people’s money. Obamacare was never about providing more

people with affordable insurance. No, it was about power and control and the elite telling lesser citizens of the country how to live their lives. I really don’t understand why more people can’t see that they are giving up their freedom to choose what is best for themselves when they vote to put progressives into office to run our country. Do people really feel that government bureaucrats know what medical procedures they should have better than they do with their doctor’s help? Something is weird here. Government officials seem to think they know what’s best for us; in their estimation we’re just not bright enough to know what to do. What is amazing to me is that many citizens agree with this assessment. It is extremely disheartening to me to see the cultural shift in which more and more people look to the government, a corrupt one at that, rather than themselves to solve their problems. James C. Lewis Shell Lake

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It’s interesting how regressive companion animal shelters talk about how humane it is to end the life of a free roaming cat. They believe if a cat is not indoors living a life of luxury (and possibly boredom) that they have nasty, brutish lives and the humane solution is to kill them. Let’s forget about the fact that cats have been successfully living outdoors for thousands of years; we all know that. Experience over the past 10 years from spay/neuter clinics around the country show less than 1 percent of free roaming cats were euthanized due to health reasons. And, these cats were evaluated by licensed veterinarians. A study in 2007 conducted by Harris Interactive titled U.S. Public Opinion on Humane Treatment of Stray Cats shows that more than 80 percent of the people in America believe that free roaming cats should not be killed simply because they live outdoors. Harris Interactive is a highly regarded organization throughout the world with over 40 years of background in public polling information. I believe citizens in Northwest Wisconsin are not so out of step with the rest of the country in respect to free roaming cats.

Catching and killing free roaming cats has been a common method for decades and we now know it is not effective and it costs money that could be used to spay/ neuter these cats. The killing of healthy, treatable, outdoor cats in our shelters is an outdated policy of a misguided philosophy. It’s time our companion animal organizations became socially and fiscally responsible for its outdoor cats. It’s up to you as a citizen to decide what organizations your money is supporting. If you are the 20 percent minority who believe that free roaming cats should continue to be rounded up and killed, then continue to support those organizations that do this. But, if you are someone who believes these cat deserve to live and should be properly managed to reduce their impact on the environment, then it’s time to support a TNR program. Contact Farm, Feral & Stray, 715-5018488, if you would like your tax money to be spent saving cats rather than killing them. Tanya Borg Farm, Feral & Stray Centuria

puterized machining equipment for the Rice Lake facility. The new machining will support the manufacturing of rifles and increase the volume of parts produced for rifles. “I am happy to have this great company in our district, adding jobs and producing a quality product we can be proud of,” said Smith. In 2006 Wright Products ceased manufacturing storm door hardware due to price pressure. Henry Repeating Arms bought their 138,000-square-foot Rice Lake facility to begin manufacturing rifles. — from the office of Rep. Smith

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MADISON – Stephen Smith, D-Shell Lake, reacted to the announcement that Henry Repeating Arms, a lever-action rifle manufacturer headquartered in Bayonne, N.J., plans to begin manufacturing rifles at its Rice Lake facility in 2014. “Henry Repeating Arms is a great company that holds similar values to mine. They are an American company that employs local citizens and uses American resources. I agree with the values reflected in their motto,” said Smith. Henry Repeating Arms currently employs 100 people and plans to employ more in the next year. This company has added millions of dollars for new com-

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The headline read “Transit service reduces routes – Could impact elderly, disabled.” This would be the result of the Washburn County Board refusing Namekagon Transit’s request for $10,000 in funding. What bothers me is that this same board recently approved $13,000 per year for 21 iPads and service, with each board member receiving an iPad. Wouldn’t that money be better spent by providing a needed service to a large number of county residents, the very people who elected those board members, rather than providing internet equipment for a few board members? The board will be discussing this issue at the Nov. 12 meeting … please, contact board members, let them know how important this is, and encourage them to do the right thing by those most in need of our help. Contact:,,

LONG LAKE — Attention Washburn County residents. The Long Lake recycling site is closed for the winter months until April 1. All of the same services are provided at the Sarona location, approximately six miles away, which is at the Lake Area Landfill gates on CTH D between Sarona and Shell Lake. The Sarona location is open 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Friday, and one Saturday per month. Call the landfill

for details at 715-469-3356. They accept single-stream collection of recyclables including tin, aluminum, newspaper and magazines, glass, paper products, and No. 1 through No. 7 plastics. Please no automotive bottles regardless of number. If you have any questions regarding recycling in Washburn County please call Jen at the Recycling Office, 715-635-2197, or email at — from NWRPC

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Report perennial forages and fall-seeded crops to FSA by Nov. 15 SPOONER — Producers are reminded of the new requirement to report their perennial forages and fall-seeded crops by Friday, Nov. 15, to their local Farm Service Agency county office to meet FSA program eligibility requirements. The Farm Service Agency and the Risk Management Agency, which oversees the Federal Crop Insurance Program, now have common acreage reporting dates. Due to this, perennial forages and fallseeded small grains for harvest in 2014 must be reported to FSA by Nov. 15.

“Producers must file their reports accurately and timely to ensure they receive the maximum FSA program benefits possible,” said Brad Pfaff, Wisconsin FSA executive director. Perennial forages include alfalfa, alfalfa-grass mixtures, red clover and others that are intended for harvest in 2014. This also includes pasture acreage. Fallseeded small grains include winter wheat, rye and others. Producers who are interested in participating in any 2014 USDA farm programs or just want to keep their

acreage history up to date need to report the location, acreage and planting date of the applicable crop. Producers with crop insurance must also report their applicable forages and fall-seeded small grains to their insurance company. Late-filed provisions may be available to producers who are unable to meet the reporting deadline as required. Filing an acreage report on these crops after the Nov. 15 deadline will require the payment of a late-filing fee, which amounts

to a minimum of $46 per FSA established farm number. Producers should contact their county FSA office immediately to make an appointment to complete perennial forage and fall-seeded crop acreage reporting by the Nov. 15 deadline. More information on FSA programs is at — from USDA

Area news at a glance OSCEOLA — A 13-year-old girl who was severely injured when her snowmobile accelerated and crashed during a snowmobile safety class on Saturday morning, Oct. 26, died Sunday, Oct. 27, at Gillette Children’s Hospital in St. Paul. Sarah Thorsland was taking part in the course at the parking lot of the Osceola High School when her snowmobile suddenly accelerated and hit a loading dock. She was given immediate medical attention by her mother, a registered nurse, and local first responders and then taken to Osceola Medical Center for treatment.  Due to the extent of her injuries she was airlifted to Regions Hospital and then transferred to Gillette. Volunteers from a local snowmobile club were conducting the DNR-sponsored course, which had a total of 42 participants.  Police and the DNR are investigating the cause of the accident, which occurred at approximately 9 a.m. Initial inspection of the snowmo-

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Temps & levels

Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2012 Oct. 21 Oct. 22 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 25 Oct. 26 Oct. 27 Oct. 28 Oct. 29 Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 1 Nov. 2 Nov. 3

High Low Precip. 55 32 64 40 56 49 59 52 .03” rain 58 42 .94” rain 42 31 .17” rain 38 26 42 21 44 22 48 20 45 18 48 22 43 19 43 19

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biledid not reveal any immediate cause for the accident. The girl was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, authorities said. — from the Inter-County Leader ••• COMSTOCK — Phillip Anderson, Comstock, recently experienced a nightmare of a hunt that few have ever experienced. On Saturday, Oct. 26, Anderson and his dog were enjoying a fall afternoon hunt in the Loon Lake Wildlife Area, hoping to bag a bird or two. The two were approximately three-fourths of a mile into the woods when Anderson heard crashing in a thicket and saw a pair of black bear cubs run by. Then he heard his dog yelping, but he couldn’t see him 20 yards or so ahead. Anderson started yelling as he assumed what was going on. The next thing he knew, a sow black bear charged him, knocking him to the ground. The sow bit Anderson on the arm he was using to shield himself from the bear. The bear then raked Anderson across the chest and arms before returning to the wounded dog. Anderson got to his knees and again began yelling at the bear in an attempt to scare the bear off. Once again the bear turned and charged at the hunter. When

the sow was at point-blank range, Anderson fired his 12-gauge shotgun with No. 6 bird shot, killing the bear. Anderson, with his dog, made their way back to their vehicle and to Anderson’s home nearby. Anderson’s wife drove him to the hospital in Cumberland, and later he was airlifted to Regions Hospital in the Twin Cities. He suffered wounds to his forearms and right side but is now home and is expected to make a full recovery. The dog was pretty torn up, but is also expected to be OK. — from the Cumberland Advocate ••• BARRON COUNTY — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Northwest Region has announced that work on the Hwy. 53/CTH V interchange is coming to an end. The department planned to open all ramps and the new northbound Hwy. 53 on Monday, Nov. 4. There will still be single lane closures on Hwy. 53 for a couple of weeks after opening, to complete crossover removals and miscellaneous finishing work. “Motorists will now find a much safer crossing at Hwy. 53 and CTH V,” said Northwest Region Director Don Gutkowski. The two-year, $10 million project included reconstructing the

Register Memories 1953 - 60 years ago

• Bert “Old-Timer” Stouffer shot a fox and took it to the county clerk to collect the county bounty. If he had been one day later he could have collected state bounty also. In all his years of hunting, this was the first one he shot and the third one he had ever seen while out hunting. This fox was carrying a skunk in its mouth when Bert caught it with his trusty 20-gauge. • On another try for ducks on a remote pothole, Chuck Lewis and Howard Morey had their ingenuity tested to the utmost trying to retrieve their kill of mallards. They tried many ways of reaching their game, and finally Curly stripped to his shorts and waded in the icy water, getting some of the ducks. On their way home, Curly noticed he had forgotten his watch and ring, which he had left hanging on a branch. As it was too dark, they decided to return the next day, found the watch and ring, and with some other devices were able to get a few more stray ducks. • Monitors for the week at Shell Lake Schools were Barbara Rohlik and Kenneth Schultz. • PTA President W.W. Bitney asked the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce for their support of a basket social and square dance that the PTA was planning.

1963 - 50 years ago

• Dahlstroms Cloverleaf Farm Store and Locker Plant took on a festive air for their grand opening. Jean Druschba, Shell Lake, won a free year of locker rent. Doorprize winners were Mrs. Albert Nelson, Edna Abbott, Mary Wiberg, Billie Aderman, Ruth Belter, Emily Kleve, Mrs. Herbert Schweitzer, Herbert Kraukan, Mrs. Peter Fox, Maria Schultz and Gladys Peterson. • Clint DesJardins landed a 22-pound musky out of Shell Lake. • Chris Johnson and Janet Porter directed the decorations for the Sadie Hawkins dance for Shell Lake students. Admission prices for the dance were 79 cents for couples and 52 cents for singles. A $2 prize would be awarded to the couple with the best costume and $1 to the best boy and $1 to the best girl. • The following boys reported for bas-

at-grade intersection into an interchange. CTH V now runs under Hwy. 53 with vehicles merging onto the highway-speed Hwy. 53 via ramps. All side road-crossing maneuvers will be eliminated. — from the Barron News-Shield •••

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ketball in Shell Lake: Bruce Lindberg, Dennis Johnson, Bill Holman, Bob Bennett, Dave Nyberg, Roger Mortensen, Mike Burns, Dale Hansen, Larry Parker, Bill Heuer, Doug Ross, Bruce Jungerberg, Dale Nyberg, Gary Bartels, Peter Collberg, Jerry Mortensen, Fred Erickson, Jim Stodola, Jerry Rydberg, Ronnie Brown, Herb Schrankel, Dave Shipman, Jack Blume, Dale Mortensen, Gary Smith, Jerry Graf, Mike Thomas and John Lenz.

Judy Albee, E. Frederick Bengs, Thomas Fox, Linda Furchtenicht, Jill Hile, Pat Kasten, Nancy Peterson, William Petz, Robert Samson, Tom Smith, Douglas Stewart and Laurie VanMeter. • Officers for the Indianhead Medical Center auxiliary were JoAnne Olson, president; Rudene Krueger, vice president; Jan Ogden, secretary; and Sharon Weathers, treasurer.

1973 - 40 years ago

• Seven members of the Shell Lake High School football team were named to the All-Large Lakeland Conference team. They were Tanner Hall, Adam Erickson, Jared Forseth, Chris Rydberg, Steve Naglosky, Levi Lindemann and Tim Peterson. • Members of the Shell Lake freshman football team were Tyler Pockat, Don Marker, Jordan Hall, Steve Richter, David Marker, Justin Stariha, Josh Hubin, Joe Elliott, Eric Klobertanz, Taylor Hall, Corey Bergeron, Adam Smith, Dustin Marker and Caleb Melton. Gene Harrington was the coach. • Laker freshman volleyball teammates were Jessica Vold, Anne Erwin, Jenny Parker, Amy Rydberg and Kirstin Hewitt. Cori Cassellius coached them. • Navy Fireman Recruit Matthew J. Reimann, son of Ron and Jean Reimann, Shell Lake, completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, San Diego, Calif.

• Bud Besse, proprietor of Besse Boat Repair in Shell Lake, completed construction of a new 40’x80’ metal-covered pole building adjacent to his workshop on CTH B. • Mrs. Ben Quam talked to the Shell Lake Tuesday Club members about the improvements made to the Shell Lake Telephone Service. The meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Oran Plahn. Co-hostess was Mrs. Jenny Lund. • Harriett Dullinger, 40, an employee at Shell Lake Memorial Hospital, died as the result of a car accident. Two others died in the accident, James Hewitt, 26, Hayward, and John Bagge, 40, Hayward. Dullinger’s husband, Albert, Trego, was in satisfactory condition at the Shell Lake Hospital. • Glenn Carlson, 38, Luck, brother of Shell Lake resident Gene Carlson, lost his life when his clothes caught in the power unit of his farm machinery.

1983 - 30 years ago

• Coach Rodger Studt had seven returning lettermen, six of them seniors, to form the nucleus of his Shell Lake High School basketball team. Returning lettermen seniors were Butch Erickson, John Fry, Tim Ross, Rick Studt, Scott Taubman and Don Taylor and junior Steve Ross. The other two seniors were Mike Roubik and Kyle Scharhag. Juniors seeking varsity berths were Sean Reed, Bill Reynolds, Tim Giardina and Troy Taubman. • Mary VanMeter was named to the all-conference volleyball team. Receiving honorable mention were Julie Druschba, Kim Lindemann and Lisa Richie. • Students from Shell Lake attending UW-River Falls were Mark Aderman,

1993 - 20 years ago

2003 - 10 years ago

• The Town of Bashaw approved an ordinance designating 37 roads as all-terrain vehicle/snowmobile routes within their town. • Celebrating their 7-0 victory against Lake Holcombe, the Shell Lake High School football team was named the Small Lakeland Conference champs. They were on the road to the Division 7 state championship. • Andrew Melton, formerly of Shell Lake, bagged a 6x6 bull elk in Idaho during a six-day hunt. The elk had a 43-inch spread. • Freshman Rob Aderman competed in the WIAA state cross-country meet in Wisconsin Rapids.


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Thursday, Nov. 7 • 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. Friday-Sunday, Nov. 8-10 • “The Odd Couple” at the Erika Quam Theatre, Shell Lake. For reservations, call 715-468-4387 or visit Saturday, Nov. 9 • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Tickets 9 a.m. Distribution 9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. Contact 715-635-9309, 715-4684017 or 715-222-4410. • Shell Lake PTA carnival, 4-7 p.m., 3-12 building. • Polish feast, auction and cash raffle at St. Frances de Sales, Spooner. 4 p.m. Polka Mass, Polish feast at 5 p.m., live auction at 6:30 p.m.


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• Holiday craft and bake sale, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, Spooner. Coffee and pie. Lunch starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. • Grief and the Holidays presentation by Richard Obershaw, 6:30 p.m., Spooner High School choir room, 801 CTH A, Spooner. No fees or obligations. Sponsored by Spooner Health System. Wednesday, Nov. 13 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. • The board of directors for the Railroad Memories Museum meeting, 1 p.m., Spooner City Hall. All volunteers welcome. • The Book Chat is reading “The Yellow Birds” by Kevin Powers.  All are welcome to join in discussion of a novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq, at Faith Lutheran Church, Spooner, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. • 2014 Washburn County ACS Relay For Life Early Kickoff, 4-7 p.m., Becky’s in Shell Lake. Register your team and get 50-percent discount. Registration is 4-6 p.m. with short meeting to follow. For more info, call 715-4163493. Friday-Sunday, Nov. 15-17 • “The Odd Couple” at the Erika Quam Theatre, Shell Lake. For reservations, call 715-468-4387 or visit Friday, Nov. 15 • Dairyland Donkey Basketball, sponsored by Shell Lake High School Student Council, 7 p.m., in the high school gym. Proceeds to be donated to metastatic cancer research. Tickets available at the Shell Lake school offices, the Shell Lake State Bank and at the door. Saturday, Nov. 16 • Meal-in-a-peel and craft sale, Sarona Methodist Church. Monday, Nov. 18 • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner.   • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 5 p.m. group activity, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6-7 p.m. meeting, Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 715-635-4669. Tuesday, Nov. 19 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m., at the lodge. Wednesday, Nov. 20 • Games and activities, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m., at the library. The public is welcome. Thursday, Nov. 21 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting available. Saturday, Nov. 23 • Chicog Fire Department annual hunters feed, turkey and ham and all the trimmings, 5-8 p.m., Chicog Town Hall, 10 miles west of Minong on Hwy. 77. • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. Wednesday, Nov. 27 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner.

Thursday, Nov. 28 • Tozer Turkey Trot 5K run/walk benefit for the Washburn County Food Pantry. Registration 7-8:15 a.m. Start time is 8 a.m., at the intersection of Tozer Lake Road and Green Valley Road, Spooner. For more information, call Kate 715-220-3076 or Ryan, 715-338-2317. Saturday, Nov. 30 • Recycle plastic bags, making them into holiday crocheted snowflakes, perfect for hanging outdoors, 1-4 p.m., Northwind Book & Fiber, downtown Spooner, 715635-6811 or • Christmas Art and Craft Show, Spooner United Methodist Church, 312 Elm. St., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Also bake sale and lunch.


Tuesday, Dec. 3 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, Dec. 4 • Washburn County HCE holiday luncheon, 11:30 a.m. • Unit on Aging, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Free soup and sandwiches, Church of the Nazarene, Spooner, 5:30 p.m. Call 715-635-3496 to confirm. All welcome. Donations accepted. • The 16th-annual Holly Auction and Taste of the Holly Days, Rice Lake Elks Lodge Banquet Hall, 36 East Eau Claire Street, Rice Lake. Doors open at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Call 715-520-7999. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted. Saturday, Dec. 7 • Shell Lake’s Holiday Saturday celebration at local businesses, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Santa will meet for breakfast at the community center. • Santa’s visit, Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 9 a.m.-noon. Tuesday, Dec. 10 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 • 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. Thursday, Dec. 12 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. • 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, 715-4684017, or 715-222-4410. Saturday, Dec. 14 • Springbrook VFW children’s Christmas party, 11 a.m.3 p.m.  Adult party 6-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner. 

Legal doesn’t mean safe SPOONER — The DNR recently submitted a news release on ATV fatalities and listed ways to make this pastime safer. The Keeping Kids Safe in Washburn County Child Safety Coalition wholeheartedly supports these recommendations but would like to particularly emphasize the issue of children driving ATVs. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, children are involved in about 30 percent of all ATV-related deaths and emergency rooms visits, and most of these deaths and injuries occur when a child is driving or riding on an adult ATV. Wisconsin law recently changed to make it legal for children under age 12 years to ride without a safety certificate on private property with parental supervision. Most children that young do not have the weight and strength to control an adultsized ATV, which is why most adult-ATV manufacturer guidelines recommend that the driver be age 16 years or older. If you do choose to allow your young child to drive an ATV, carefully supervise your child at all times to reduce the risk of injury. Children often take risks without fully understanding the potential for injury, so make

sure the child does not have access to the vehicle when you aren’t present. Proper safety gear, including a helmet designed for use with a motorized vehicle and fitted to your child’s size, is important. Limiting speed by adding a governor is another safety idea. The safety coalition knows that for many families, riding ATVs is an enjoyable way for families to spend time

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by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SPOONER — Thanksgiving, a time for family, food and … running. Yes, that’s right, running … or walking if you prefer.  This year on Thursday, Nov. 28, commonly known as Thanksgiving Day, individuals from near and far are invited to lace up their tennis shoes for the second-annual Tozer Turkey Trot. The benefit race began as the brainchild of a local family inspired by their blessings to give back to locals living with less, especially on Thanksgiving.  Tom and Julie Foss, their daughters Jessie and Kate and Kate’s husband, Ryan McKinney, decided to make an opportunity for locals to give back on Thanksgiving.  “I think it is a greater time of need, and people seek it out more during the holidays,” said Kate McKinney. The family tossed many ideas around but settled on a locally based benefit race after recognizing the need in the local community, and a desire for a final run/walk benefit race of the year.  Dubbed the Tozer Turkey Trot after its namesake location on Tozer Lake Road, the race takes place on the 5-kilometer loop around Tozer Lake.  In the first year, the trot had 52 runners and raised over $1,200.  This year, like last year, all proceeds raised from entries and sponsors will be donated to the Washburn County Food Pantry.  “Any money that comes in will

The family behind the Tozer Turkey Trot are (L to R): Max McKinney, Ryan McKinney, Kate McKinney, Bentley McKinney, Julie Foss and Tom Foss. — Photo by Danielle Moe go straight back to the food pantry to purchase food,” explained Kate.  In addition to giving all funds raised from the race to the food pantry, the family also asks

participants and spectators to bring in a nonperishable food item that will be donated to the pantry. The pantry purchases necessities to stock their shelves, so for pantry customers special nonperishable food items that make the holidays special are encouraged to be donated.  “So anything that people are interested in donating, it would be more of the fun items,” said Kate.  Items like stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, and cake mixes are just a few of the items that could make this holiday season a full one. The Washburn County Food Pantry serves 350 families throughout the year, but this year the organization has seen an increase in the number of people applying for aid.  “One thing too, they said they have actually have been seeing real homelessness,” said Kate.   At $20 to preregister, race participants will receive so much more than the chance to win one of two turkeys or age division medals. Everyone has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged community members.  Registration for the benefit race starts at 7:30 a.m. The race begins at 8:30 a.m.  Those interested in becoming a sponsor or for more information can call 715-220-3076. 

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of Justice lawyers tried to block video from Jones from being played during the trial, claiming it contained hearsay. Another plaintiffs’ witness, Alice Weddle of Milwaukee, testified that the state’s promise of an easy path to a photo ID was false. “It wasn’t what they said on the news and stuff,” says Weddle. “The news says something different. It says just go to the motor vehicle place and you’ll get issued a photo ID. But that’s not true.” Weddle says she tried to get a birth certificate from her home state of Mississippi in order to apply for a photo ID in Wisconsin. But she says she was told there was no record of her birth almost 60 years ago because she was delivered by a midwife. The DOJ argues the voter law is not discriminatory and that people can get a photo ID.

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Burke on any major issues, but she did criticize the Democratic Party for deciding to back Burke based on her ability use her own money to run her campaign. “The rule of money has become the accepted way of politics,” said Vinehout. “Those people who are supporting her certainly believe that. I believe they are absolutely wrong.” Vinehout says she can win by mobilizing support at the grassroots level. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee political scientist Mordecai Lee said Vinehout has more than money to contend with in her bid to beat both Mary Burke


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during the weekend, a Democrat, Vinehout, said she’s building a grassroots campaign to replace Walker, a Republican. Vinehout said  she won’t officially announce she’s running for governor until mid-January, but she’s already laying out her campaign strategy. She fielded questions from potential supporters on Sunday just a few blocks from the Madison home of Mary Burke, the Democratic candidate that she will have to defeat in a primary THE if she wants to run against Walker. In celebration of National Home Care Month, the Vinehout didn’t attack

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Area writers corner Thomas Kinkade lights our paths by Mary B. Olsen Is it possible the lights have gone out in that ideal imaginary home we all hold in our memories and in our hearts? Let us hope that is not true. Thomas Kinkade, the artist who called himself “The Painter of Light,” passed away in April of last year. He once declared, “I am America’s most-collected living artist.” This was not boasting, but true. His paintings are reproduced and just as we have million-seller books and CDs, we now have millionseller art, compliments of this popular artist. He was born in Sacramento, Calif., but he grew up in Placerville, the small California mining town nestled beneath the Sierra Nevada Mountains. His father left the family so his mother worked as a secretary to support Thomas and his sisters and younger brother. As a small boy he delivered newspapers and after school he would come home to an empty house, before the rest of the family came home. He would see other homes lighted up and wish he could have someone meet him at the door. These yearnings showed up in his style of painting. His mother was always supportive of her children and gave freely of her time. It was not that Thomas’ childhood was all sadness, because the sisters and brother had wonderful times. They built a tree house in their yard, a home-built go-cart, and they had the freedom to enjoy small-town Main Street, neighborhoods, and join in community activities. They lived a short distance away from their country church where the family attended services. He loved the light from stained-glass windows and the yellow candlelight. When Thomas graduated from the high school, he entered Berkeley. He was already determined to be an artist and he hoped to emulate his heroes, artists like Norman Rockwell and Rembrandt. He wanted to communicate

with paint and to express his feelings and speak from the heart to people. He was innocent and romantic, a small-town American, suddenly confronted by culture shock, intellectualism. Academia was not pleased with hometown values. The arts were concerned with depicting shock and trying to disturb the viewer. A painting of light was naive and simplistic. An artist, any artist in this century, had to forget about bringing comfort and joy. Why would you want to delight anyone? Thomas suffered through a term and his bright dreams faded. He transferred to the College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. He used all of his spare time in his improvised basement studio and did illustrations for a local newspaper. He kept his creative light alive, but halfheartedly, wondering if he would ever be able to support himself with his artwork. He was 22 years old, and had been away from his home church, but he accepted the invitation of a friend and attended a revival meeting. It was just an old building with dust and cobwebs but the light of faith was there. He reached out and found what he was looking for. He gave his talents to whatever God had in store for him. He said he felt as if he was lifted out of the darkness and from that day on it was his mission to bring light to the people. He wished to touch people of all faiths. After two years, he left the art center and he and his friend, James Gurney, became hobo artists and traveled across America. They put together a sketchers handbook and it became an art-instruction success. He returned to Placerville. He married Nanette, his neighbor-girl sweetheart, in 1982. He worked out a process of reproducing his paintings and bonding them to an artist’s canvas. They would be touched up by trained artisans and they had the appearance of original oil paintings. Thomas used saturated pastel colors and ideal settings, like Victorian houses with windows ablaze, or cheery

houses beside streams reflecting sunsets, backed by mountains, and he painted Main Streets. His paintings and reproductions sold by mail order and through franchised galleries. Ordinary people snatched up his work and critics called it kitch, chocolate box art, small art. The elites of the art world turned up their noses. Thomas did what he believed was God’s work and prospered. He is quoted as saying, “I am the most controversial artist in the world.” Thomas and Nanette had four daughters and they named them Meritt, Chandler, Winsor and Everett, artists’ names, and the middle name of each of them is Christian. He belonged to the Church of the Nazarene, and his charities were his church as well as the Salvation Army, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and the Points of Light Foundation, started by former President George H.W. Bush. Critics said he had no people in his paintings. When he was asked to do a portrait of the Indianapolis Speedway, in 2009, he painted it while looking at an empty stadium, and filled it with flags and men and women, famous and not famous. He put in Norman Rockwell and Dale Earnhardt. The last two years of his life were times of desperation. The lawsuits from the franchised galleries came. The financial strain and the humiliation were almost unbearable. Thomas’ wife left him. For a man who prided himself on honesty and integrity, and worked hard to continue his art, it must have seemed like the world was closing in on him. They say he went to drinking. Quietly, in his own bedroom in the house he had built, he passed away in the night. He’s gone to a place where the light always shines, and for those who revere his paintings, we will remember him whenever we see a lighted window and reflections of sunsets glistening on the surface of a stream.

Cafes Cafes, the small-town place to gather for a homecooked meal and to keep up with all the area happenings. When traveling are you a person that feels safer stopping at chain restaurants because you know what to expect for your dining experience? If Milt and I are traveling, and feel we need to make time, yes, we stop at fast-food places. There are those times when getting off the beaten path and rubbing shoulder, so to speak, with the locals does help in getting information on a town you are passing through. Cafes across our country all have that welcome-to-our-world feel to them. While scanning the shelves of books at the Shell Lake Public Library, I came across the second edition of “Cafe Wisconsin – A guide to Wisconsin’s DownHome Cafes,” written by Joanne Raetz Stuttgen. In this book, published in 2004, Wisconsin is divided into nine sections with 133 cafes written about. The Northwest section includes the Barronett Brickhouse, which has new ownership since the book came out; the Main Dish Family Restaurant in Luck; Wendy’s Place in Minong and the Main Street Cafe in Siren. Raetz Stuttgen received the inspiration for her book from bicycling friends in Eau Claire who joined her for Sunday morning rides in search of the ultimate piece of pie. In her book, the author states that she concen-

trated on traditional places hiding in small towns off the beaten path. She conducted her research between June 2002 and March 2003 when she visited cafes and spent time chatting with the owners and customers. Even though 10 years have passed since the book came out, the small-town cafe still holds its special place in our local communities. I’m sure Main Street Cafe owner Conny Roy Daeffler’s statement about her customers still holds true, “They’re spoiled here, but sometimes I think we’re the only ones that know it.” Local customers make themselves at home in the cafe, getting to know the staff and letting their food preferences be made known. Shortly after we became goat owners, Milt stopped at Ida Mae’s Cafe in Amery. The theme of the cafe is goats. Naturally, Milt got into a conversation with the cook, also a goat owner. This discussion led Milt to the local feed store where he picked the brain of one of the employees to find out the proper feed to give our little herd. When arriving at work in Shell Lake each weekday morning, I recognize the same vehicles parked outside Peggy’s Place Restaurant on Main Street. I’m positive this has been a popular place for locals to meet for coffee or breakfast before getting on with their day. The same can be said for Through the Woods Cafe located on Hwy. 63.

Although the author’s name was not noted, this poem was published in the “Cafe Wisconsin” book.

Small-Town Cafe

The friendly small-town restaurant Is busy as can be. It serves as a meeting place for all And town directory. Its grand aroma fills the air With coffee, cakes and pies And gaily asks all young and old To stop when passing by.

It stands for pop and ice-cream cones, For chicken golden brown, For homespun hospitality, The friendliest around. Because it knows its clientele, It’s very apt to greet A guest who has a birthday With a very special treat. It stands for warmth and cheerfulness, Where friends are surely found. The cozy small-town restaurant Lends pleasure to the town.

Beyond the office door • Suzanne Johnson

Americanism essay contest stirs youths’ patriotic pride RICE LAKE — The Rice Lake Elks Lodge with the Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee is offering an Americanism Essay Contest, in Division I for fifth- and sixth-grade students and Division II for seventh- and eighth-grade students. This year’s theme is What Does Veterans Day Mean to Me? It is aimed at providing youth with an appreciation of veterans and heritage, and instilling in them heartfelt feelings of patriotism. The deadline for submitting contest entries to the Rice Lake Lodge is Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Grand Lodge will award plaques for first, second and third place in both Divi-

sions I and II. Local prizes will be awarded and students that enter will be invited to the annual youth banquet held at the Rice Lake Elks Lodge in April. Contest rules include essay length not to exceed 250 words. The essay must be typed or legibly printed in ink. Also, the essay must be submitted as written or typed by the entrant. Each participant must be identified by name, grade, school attending and sponsoring Elks Lodge, Rice Lake 1441 on the essay. Elks nationwide are offering the opportunity for students to express their thoughts on patriotism.

This contest is open to all area students, and they are encouraged to participate as a class project or as an individual if the curriculum does not allow time for the essay contest. The contest is offered as an Elks Care,

Elks Share initiative demonstrating that so long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them. — from BPO Elks of USA

Halloween with “your friendly hometown bankers”

Help kick off 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Public Library will be kicking off their 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 10:30 a.m., right before Library Fun for Little Ones. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten project is an early literacy program designed to help prepare a child to enter kindergarten. The goal is to foster a love

for reading, as well as helping the child to develop the skills necessary to grow as an independent reader. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is sponsored in part by a Growing Wisconsin Readers minigrant received from the Wisconsin Department of PubGetting into the Halloween spirit on Thursday, Oct. 31, were “your friendly hometown bankers,” lic Instruction. Check out the library for back row (L to R): Rose, Linda, Tammie, Shane, Angie Q., Ray, Sharon, Angie A. and Troy. Front: more information. — from SLPL Dawn, Abbie, Dee, Gloria, Rachael, Pam and Joni. — Photo by Suzanne Johnson


The night of ghouls, witches and superheroes

Gavin Tims is Buzz Lightyear as he poses with Modie Schulenberg and Ruth Thompson from Lakeland Manor in Shell Lake.

Photos by Larry Samson

RIGHT: Clara Cross and her grandmother, Delores Scheu, on Halloween night, Thursday, Oct. 31. She came to Lakeland Manor to visit so she could show off her black cat costume.

Blake Flach is the Flash. Were you expecting anything else?

Pederson finishes 14th at state cross-country meet Janice Nelson had her grandchildren, Ethan and Julie Lyga, come to visit her on Halloween night. The Lakeland Manor is one of the favorite places for children to stop for trick-or-treating. Ethan came as a superhero, and his sister came as a funny prank.

Caitlyn and Candice Skattebo were not afraid of the good witch. Being a good witch and handing out candy on Halloween is the highlight of Vicki Halverson’s fall. Daniel Pederson of Spooner finished in 14th place at the state cross-country meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday, Nov. 2. He ran the 5K race in a field of 150 top runners in the state. With a time of 16:41.21, he was one of the youngest runners to finish in the top 25. — Photo submitted


Storybook pumpkins

McKenna Marko liked the book “Charlotte’s Web” so much that she made a Wilber the pig pumpkin with a Mrs. Skinner’s third-grade class decorated pumpkins in the characters from their favorite books. Shown back row (L to R): Mary Clark, Charlotte spider. Violet Nasman, Rayna Lundberg, Edison Leckel, Katie Green, Hunter Rognholt and Elliot Scott. Front: Marissa Carpenter, Owen Carlson, Ella Sturtze, Malachi Trudell, Colton Smith, Travis Swan and Christopher Ziemer.

Photos by Larry Samson

Travis Swan with his creation of Wilber from his favorite book, “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White. Students in Shell Lake third-grade classes decorated pumpkins in the image of a character from his or her favorite book.

Mrs. Hanson’s third-grade class decorated pumpkins as a class project. Shown back row (L to R): Jaydon Heller, Chloe Zebro, Tyler Dorweiller, Marcus Carpenter and Cameryn Kidder. Front: Trenton Palmer, Laycee Glover, McKenna Marko, Kristopher Daniels, Morgan Hoffman, Daemen Bieniewski, Sylus Stellrecht and Jack Brunberg.

Watchful doe

A doe keeps alert as she and her fawns feed. The deer have an extra week to get ready for the upcoming gun season that starts Saturday, Nov. 23, and ends Sunday, Dec. 1. In 2012, 633,00 hunters took to the woods, harvesting 243,000 deer with 114,822 of those being bucks. In the nine-day season there were seven shooting incidents with one fatality. — Photo by Larry Samson


4-H Achievement Night held

Trevor Anderson and Amber Anderson, Cloverleaf 4-H Club; Cheyenne Nowaczyk, Lampson Lakers 4-H Club; and Kate Rosenbush, Earth Keepers 4-H Club, each received an Outstanding Older 4-H Member Award. These are awarded based on personal growth and development, leadership, completion of a 4-H interview, exhibiting in the fair, and completion of a record book.

Photos by Danielle Moe

Savannah Quinn, the 2013 Spooner Rodeo queen, was recognized for her participation at the state 4-H horse expo.

Katie Crosby of the Go-Getters 4-H Club was honored with the Outstanding 4-H’ers Recognition Award. Jackson Bassett of the Earth Keepers 4-H Club also received this award but was not present.

The Junior Farmers 4-H Club is the 2013 Washburn County 4-H Super Club. Shown back row (L to R): Jessica Colbert, Laura Richey, Lucia Stroede and Alex Colbert.  Front: Latriona Stroede, Tiffany Bartle, Severin Undem, Willow Stroede and Bridget Stroede. 

Washburn County 4-H honored members on Friday, Nov. 1, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner.  Pictured are 4-H members honored for their project awards in several different project areas.  (L to R): Jackie Rosenbush, exotic animals; Madeline Hopke, sheep; Amber Anderson, Kate Rosenbush, Willow Stroede and Cheyenne Nowaczyk, rabbits; Katie Crosby, horse; and Tyler Crosby and James W. Crowley, 4-H Dairy Leadership Award.

Celebrating I&R Day SPOONER — Every day, thousands of people find the help they need quickly, conveniently and free of charge because of Information and Referral services. Information and Referral is the art, science and practice of bringing people and services together and is an integral component of the health and human services sector. People in search of critical services such as financial assistance, food, shelter, child care, jobs or mental health support often do not know where to begin to get help, or they get overwhelmed trying to find what they need. With I&R, the information is available at their fingertips with

one simple phone call or website visit. In late 2011, at the request of the Alliance of Information and Referral Services, the U.S. Senate passed S.RES.241 designating Nov. 16, 2011, as National Information and Referral Services Day. AIRS is an international nonprofit professional association with a membership of more than 1,200 public and private I&R organizations including ADRC. Together, they have decided to continue celebrating I&R Day each Nov. 16 to raise public awareness and recognize the critical importance of the I&R field. In the spirit of celebrating this day, local information and assistance spe-

cialist Anna Marie Brown will be offering free presentations about ADRC on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Oscar Johnson Center, located on the Washburn County Fairgrounds in Spooner. Informational sessions will be held starting at 9 a.m. with mini memory screens following the presentation, at approximately 11 a.m. If morning is not a good time for you to attend, a repeat of the presentation will occur at 1 p.m. with mini memory screens following the presentation at approximately 3 p.m. Informational packets will be provided. Please contact the ADRC at 715-635-4460 to register for this event. Although registration is not required, it is

appreciated to assure they have enough informational packets for attendees and to allow for planning. The Aging and Disability Resource Center is a central source of information and connections to community resources for older people and adults with disabilities, as well as their families and caregivers. Personal consultation is available over the telephone or in a visit to your home. You may reach Brown at 715-6354462. More information about ADRC can be found at — from ADRC



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Cross-country runners honored at banquet

Coach Katrina Granzin, held her daughter, Alana, The 2013 varsity cross-country team back row (L to R): Sabrina Skindzelewski, Nathaniel Swan, Marty Anderson, Daniel Parish and Nicole while announcing awards at the 2013 end-of-the-season Mikula. Front: Alyssa Hodgett, Emma Crosby, Emma Thomas, Lauren Osborn and Keagan Blazer. cross-country banquet held Friday, Nov. 1, at the UTurn Youth Center. The banquet caps off the season for the cross-country runners as the athletes head into winter sports. The team’s motto for the year was We Run This Town.

The 2013 Shell Lake cross-country awards were announced. The awards were voted by the runners themselves. Shown (L to R): Rookie of the Year, Alyssa Hodgett; Coaches Award, Emma Crosby; Most Valuable, Lauren Osborn; and Most Valuable, Daniel Parish. Osborn and Parish were selected as captains for the 2014 season.

Photos by Larry Samson

Coach Katrina Granzin and coach Josiah Hodgett spent many hours coaching and running with the runners.

It had been a good year for the Shell Lake Middle School cross-country team. Shown back row (L to R): Julia Pokorny, Meredith Kevan, Logan Killingstad, Ali Deladi, Sydney Shunck and Brittany Clark. Front: Luke Savas, Alanna Dunn, Emmery Nielsen and Anna Klassa.


Dewey Country We’re into November 2013 and how fast the months flip by. Did you remember to turn your clocks back an hour? That extra hour was great, wasn’t it? This past week we had November weather with temps quite chilly. Maybe my dad was right about getting our blood thicker. Happy anniversary to Carl and Betty Meister, celebrating 49 years together on Nov. 7. We hope you have a wonderful day. Also, a very happy anniversary to Al and Hilda Sommerfeld on Nov. 7. The Sommerfelds celebrate 60 years together. A long time, but time waits for nobody! Nov. 7, birthday greetings go out to Ray Schultz and to Dawn Kane. May you enjoy your special day. Happy birthday to Josh Doriott on Nov. 8. Have a great day. Nov. 9, a very happy birthday to Dennis Swan as he enjoys his special day with lots more to come. Nov. 10, a very happy birthday to Josh Benjamin as he enjoys his special day with many more. A very happy anniversary Nov. 11 when they celebrate 68 years together. Yes, Glen and Lorraine Crosby. May you two enjoy many more years together. Nov. 11, a very happy birthday to Amanda Peterson as she has her special day with more to come. Happy birthday to Tanner Becker, Bill Pfluger, Jack Skluzacek and also to Jared Swan who turns 6 years old on Nov. 12. To all, have a wonderful day. Scott LaVeau, a very happy birthday to you on Nov. 13. Hope you have a great day.

Our sympathy to the family of Art Swan, 93, who passed away Oct. 28. I really enjoyed Art’s writings. He was from the old school, the Swan Country, which is South Dewey. He had a lot of brothers and sister. I believe Art is the last one of the boys. Visitation was held at Skinner Funeral Home in Shell Lake on Friday. His funeral was at the Methodist church in Shell Lake with Pastor John Sahlstrom of Lake Park Alliance Church. I know Art would still be a writin’ about his childhood if he were alive. Friday, Diane Hulleman was a busy gal. She baked most of the day and made squash soup. Sunday morning found Jack and Ginny Schnell, Amanda and Aaron Berias and Sam Jackson, who is now 6 months old, Nancy Murray and Colleen and Izzy Jensen for the day. Nancy was having a birthday party at her home in Rice Lake for her grandson, Charles. All the garden should be done now. It’s been chilly at night and time to get everything out for another season. Sunday, Nov. 3, the Timberland Free Lutheran Church had their fall harvest dinner with many attending to enjoy that yummy menu. Also there was a baked goods sale, crafts and also a quilt raffle. It’s that time of year to have these dinners as most of the crops are done and the farmers get to enjoy it too. My two pups certainly love this kind of weather, it’s just right to play. They race each other around my lawn and it’s so cute to watch them. That little Rammy continues to snatch goodies from Rory and he’s so darn quick. I certainly get a laugh about this as Rory can’t figure out

what happened to his bone and he looked at me. Sorry! Saturday found Paula Cramer at my home in Dewey Country. She left in the evening as she is busy packing up everything for her move to a new house. Paula worked at the bank in Eau Claire. She now works for a gal who sells American Family and this gal is very busy so Paula is her secretary. There seems to be a lot of leaves to see yet. So take a ride and enjoy them as they won’t be back until next year. Talking with Lynn Smith we find Poquette Lake Apple Orchard will be closing their doors for the season on Sunday, Nov. 17. She says they still have lots of apples, along with Lynn’s special baked goodies. So take a short ride out there and get some apples along with Lynn’s goodies Karen Knoop, Glen’s wife, is now a patient of the Spooner nursing home. Sunday at Glen’s were his son, John, and daughter Bonnie, and two girls. Noel Beaufeaux came to Jim and Sandy Atkinson’s on Saturday to do some bow hunting. He also hunted on Sunday but no luck. Not even a tail. My daughter, Penny Ladd, and her two daughters, Rylee and Reyana, went to Superior where the two girls sang and also sang as a group, doing very well, Penny says. Jeff came home late Saturday evening from being at the FFA convention in Indiana. He left on Tuesday with the bus and students. Last Sunday, Doug and Karen Vanderhoof attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Duane and Sue LaVeau held at the Shell Lake Community Center. Con-

gratulations to the LaVeaus. For Doug’s birthday, Marv and Gladys Knoop had both down to celebrate. Karen tells us she still has some garden stuff to do, like carrots and squash. Says she still babysits her grandkids. The Vanderhoofs son, Kyle, was out bow hunting and saw seven bucks but they were too far away to shoot. Karen says they have to buy corn to fill their silo and plan to get it this week. For Halloween I had two goblins. Yes, they were Noah and Ellianna Lauterbach, They were dressed so cute, too! Myrna Atkinson had cataract surgery on her one eye and when it was about healed she had surgery on the other. She is sportin’ some new glasses too. She also has lots of quilting to do, which she enjoys. News from Beth Crosby finds them putting on a Halloween party with a potluck. Attending were Chuck and Dixie Andrea, Judy Leonard, Kay Krentz, Pam Bentz, Trudy DeLawyer, Joe and Barb Durand, and Jerry and Robin Denver. Some of the bunch dressed up and brought a lot of laughs. Chad and Ashley Crosby, Chase and Morgan were home for the weekend. On Sunday, Beth helped at the Timberland Church harvest dinner. Glen and Lorraine Crosby stopped for a visit with Garry and Beth. Beth tells us their two grandkids, Tyler and Katie Ann Crosby, did very well for their 4-H. Cecil and Evelyn Melton attended the funeral of Art Swan on Saturday at the Methodist church in Shell Lake. No cards today, Evelyn? Scatter sunshine. Have a great week!

A week ago, Marilyn Zimmerman, niece Brittney, sisters Linda Stodola and Lisa Wellzang met their brother, Tom Hrouda, in the Twin Cities. He had flown in from Rosemount, Ore. They went together to Baltic, N.D., and visited their brother, Jim, from Friday through Monday. Last weekend Willie and Vicki Lombard, his sister Sue, brother Ben from Menomonie and sister Linda and husband Bill from Superior visited their mother, Dort, at Benedictine HealthCare Home and took her out to eat and to visit together. Matt and Kristi Krantz and kids from Chippewa Falls and Ericka, Lance Parker and kids from Shell Lake had Sunday morning breakfast at their folks, Greg and Sue Krantz. I visited with Marlene Hansen and she loves her new place in Rice Lake. She said it’s getting homier. She has been there for the past month. Al’s sister and husband, Donna and Allan Cusick, Spooner, visited her Friday evening. Adam Gronning purchased her house here. We welcome him back to his old Sarona neighborhood and also his friend, Barb North. Saturday morning a wedding shower was held for Andy Frey’s new bride, Emily, held at Grandma Gloria’s. It was also hosted by Aunt Jan Johnson. They showed slides of the beautiful bride and groom’s wedding that took place in Illinois. Cindy and I enjoyed meeting her

mom, Kelly Graham, who now lives on Rice Lake Orchard Beach Lane, near Cindy Furchtenicht’s home place. Emily received nice gifts and a nice brunch was served. Happiness is wished for them. Sunday morning, Jan and Jeff Johnson had breakfast for nephew Ben’s 15th birthday with his sister, Emma, home from college in La Crosse. His dad, Pete, and Grandpa Anton and Grandma Gloria were there too to help him celebrate. Janet Donetell had brought vegetable soup to her mom’s, so I joined them for lunch on Sunday. Then Elfreda West and I visited Evie Campbell in Spooner. We took a drive past to see her new modular home her son, Mike, is having put up for her, which will be done soon. It is up by the Spooner water tower. She is excited about that. It’s on a slab so she won’t have steps to climb. Then we had pie at Nick’s together. Birthday wishes to Jessica Zimmerman, Mike Irvin, Kathy Skow and Andy Kubista, Nov. 8; Cathy Roe, Nov. 9; Joanne Anderson, Les Riley, Mike Esser and Jerry Bednar, Nov. 10; John Palvas, Katie Gronning and Elaine Ryan, Nov. 11; Billy Pfluger, Richard Olson, Richard Pothen and Tristan Kemp, Nov. 12; and Vicki Zarada, Lynda Anderson and Barb Degner, Nov. 3. Have a happy one! Anniversary wishes to Steve and Yvette Lee, their 30th on Nov. 12.

by Marian Furchtenicht

Leaf drop is now nearly complete, so our countryside has taken on a more drab, bare, November look, except for the tamarack swamps that have turned a beautiful golden. Combining corn is being done at full force. Steam is rolling out of the Wests’ corn driers as you enter Sarona. And, there is a winter storm in the forecast. Folks are adjusting to the time change. One hour can really throw a person off. Vivian and Kathy Bergman went bazaaring on Saturday. They took in the one at Trinity Lutheran and the United Methodist Church in Rice Lake, and to Campia to the Ole and Lena lutefisk dinner and bazaar. Report it was very good. Sarona Methodist folks are working on crafts for their bazaar at the meal-in-apeel dinner that’s coming Saturday, Nov. 16. Janet Zimmerman and her cousin, Darlene, enjoyed the Jitrnice meal at Cheska Opera House in Haugen on Sunday. Bert Richter and Lenore Berg provided live music. They report the meal was great. They took a meal to go to Janet’s aunt, Margaret Gunderson, at Our House in Rice Lake. She really enjoyed it. Maddie West went to a friend’s house in Spooner after school on Wednesday

and they went trick-or-treating together. She weighed her candy and she had over 10 pounds. Katie West had two friends come and get dressed up for Halloween and went trick-or-treating in Spooner as well. Riley stayed home to pass out candy at home, but no one stopped. So he had lots of treats for himself. Jake and Sam are hard at work combining and drying corn. Riley got to drive tractor and do disking this year, so he is proud he gets to help out now. Virginia Stodola’s son, Jack, and wife Judy from Onalaska were up Tuesday until Thursday. Virginia visited her cousin, Harvey Johnson, at St. Patrick’s house in Rice Lake on his birthday, which was Sunday. It was a huge funeral on Saturday, Nov. 2, for Art Swan. It was held at the Shell Lake Methodist Church. He was a salt of the earth kind of person with many friends and leaves them with many fond memories. He was full of wisdom and shared it with his many articles he wrote. Sympathy is extended. Janet Zimmerman reports that her church, St. Francis de Sales in Spooner, is having their annual Polish dinner and polka Mass on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. So put that on your calendar.

A poem worth reading Author unknown submitted by Gene Romsos He was getting old and paunchy And his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, Telling stories of the past. Of a war that he once fought in And the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; They were heroes, every one. And ‘tho sometimes to his neighbors His tales became a joke, All his buddies listened quietly For they knew whereof he spoke. But we’ll hear his tales no longer, For ol’ Joe has passed away, And the world’s a little poorer For a veteran died today. He won’t be mourned by many, Just his children and his wife. For he lived an ordinary, Very quiet sort of life.

He held a job and raised a family, Going quietly on his way; And the world won’t note his passing, ‘Tho a veteran died today.


When politicians leave this earth, Their bodies lie in state, While thousands note their passing, And proclaim that they were great. Papers tell of their life stories From the time that they were young, But the passing of a veteran Goes unnoticed, and unsung. The politician’s stipend And the style in which he lives, Are often disproportionate, To the service that he gives. While the ordinary veteran, Who offered up his all, Is paid off with a medal And perhaps a pension, small. He was just a common veteran, And his ranks are growing thin, But his presence should remind us We may need his likes again.

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

Corner of Elm and Summit St., Spooner 715-635-8475 Father Aaron Zook Holy Eucharist: Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning prayer 8:15; Mass 9:30 a.m.

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Northwoods Baptist

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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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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.

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

W3114 Church Rd., Sarona Pastor Mary Strom Sunday services, 9 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m.

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Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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

Trinity Lutheran

1790 Scribner St., Spooner Pastor Russ Leeper 715-635-3603 Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday Schools 9:15 a.m. Office hours: Monday Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

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Sarona Methodist Pastor Steve Miller Sunday Worship 9 a.m.

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(Missouri Synod) South of Spooner off Hwy. 63 W7148 Luther Rd. Pastor Brent Berkesch 715-635-8167 Sunday Worship, 8 a.m. with Holy Communion 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Praise worship with Holy Communion, 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday; Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Lutheran Hour on WJMC 96.1 FM Radio at 9 a.m. Sundays

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.

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


Spooner Wesleyan

Hwy. 70 W, Spooner 715-635-2768 Senior Pastor Ron Gormong; Pastor Brian Scramlin, Assistant Pastor; Pastor Patrick Cooper, Student Ministries; Pastor LeRoy Drake, Pastoral Care; Joel Simpson, Worship Arts Director 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship and 9 a.m. Sunday School and ABF; 10 a.m. Third Place Cafe; 10:30 a.m. Worship; Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Family night, kids, youth and adult programming, nursery provided.


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Pastor Tom Kelby 106 Balsam St., Spooner 715-635-9222 cornerstonechurch Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wed. Prayer: 6:30 p.m.

Trego Community Church

Pastor John Iaffaldano W5635 Park St. Trego, WI 54888, 715-635-8402 Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. prayer meeting; Youth group, 6:30 p.m.; Kids program, AWANA, ages 4 - grade 6.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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


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OBITUARIES Send death notices/obituaries to P.O. Box 455, Shell Lake, WI 54871 or email

Robert “Bob” L. Milton

Robert “Bob” L. Milton, 76, Shell Lake, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Indianhead Medical Center in Shell Lake. He was born Aug. 24, 1937, in Chicago, Ill., to LeRoy and Alma (Blucker) Milton. Bob was an over-the-road truck driver and logged several million miles during his career. He was an avid Packer fan and a proud veteran of the United States Navy, serving our country during the Korean War. Bob had a passion for vintage cars and enjoyed driving his Corvette. He also enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his beloved dogs, Bear and Pepper. Bob is survived by his sons, Aaron (Jean) Milton, Maple Grove, Minn., Robert (Jessica) Milton, Shell Lake, James Milton (Leah), Red Wing, Minn., and Kenneth

(Jennifer) Lewis, Rice Lake; daughters, Melissa (Steven) Scott, Tokyo, Japan, Christina Milton (Kim Dahlstrom), Eau Claire, and Shannon (Brad) Scott, Spooner; grandchildren, Kaylyn and Korie, Brandon (Sadie), Hannah (Thomas) and Rachel, Eleanor and Jacob, Emily, Tyler, Jessica, Kyle and Jillian, Ian, Noah, Olivia, Nathan and Elliot; great-grandchildren Zoie and Beau; and special friend, Barbara Lewis, Shell Lake. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Christine. Funeral services were held Nov. 1 at Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, with the Rev. Steve Miller officiating. Burial was in Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner. Honorary pallbearers were his beloved grandchildren. The Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.

John Arthur “Art Swan

John Arthur “Art” Swan, 93, Shell Lake, died Monday, Voight (Shane Swanson) and Jon (Amber) Voight; greatOct. 28, 2013, at Terraceview Living Center in Shell Lake. grandchildren, Scott Wade, Cody, Travis, Jared and He was born May 18, 1920, in Shell Lake, to Gustav Shauna Swan, Kaitlyn, Joshua and Aubrey Rusch and and Anna (Orre) Swan. Art was the Logan, Madilyn and Alissa Voight; his former daughteryoungest of nine children. in-law, Kathy Wergin; and many nieces and nephews. When Art was 19, he went to work Art was preceeded in death by his granddaughter, in Chicago, Ill., at Sears for a short Katie; brothers, Elmer, Melvin, Harry and Ray; sisters, time and learned that he was not cut Elsie Swan, Amy Johnson, Evelyne Olson and Helen out to be a city person. He then moved Swan, and his nephew, Jim, whom he thought of as a back home to work on the family farm. brother. Art was the last of that generation of Swans. Art, John Bakker and Russ Jacobsen Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 2, at United Located at 1400 Cottonwood Ave. in Spooner spent time picking corn and potaMethodist Church, Shell Lake, with the Rev. John Sahl(Behind the county fairgrounds) toes throughout Iowa, Minnesota and strom officiating. Burial was in the Clam River Cem715-635-4720 etery. Pallbearers were Joseph Swan, Lindsay Johnson, North Dakota. Art told many stories Christopher Johnson, Jennifer Voight, Jon Voight and and wrote about these adventures. He was married in Timberland Ringebo Lutheran Scott Wade. Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Swan, Church on April 15, 1950, to Lenore Lauritsen, who was Sam Mechtel, Keith Mechtel, Warren Quam, Phil LindeSHELL LAKE — The 2013 Washburn County American the love of his life. They purchased an 80-acre farm from man and Lee Swan. “God made it special with all the time I spent with Cancer Society Relay For Life early kickoff is planned for Art’s Uncle Edwin and Aunt Ethel Swan. Together they Thursday, Nov. 14, at Becky’s in Shell Lake. Early registra- raised their family, later purchasing another 80 acres everyone.” J. Arthur Swan The Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted across the road where their grandchildren, Joseph and tion is from 4-6 p.m., with a short meeting to follow. Register your team early and get a 50-percent discount. Bonnie Swan, and their great-grandchildren, Cody, Tra- with arrangements. This year, each person registers individually at $10, but vis, Jared and Shauna now live. Art and Lenore farmed in the South Dewey community for 63 years. on Nov. 14, it’s only $5 per person. In addition to many years of farming, Art and his For more information, call Steve at 715-416-3493 or brother, Harry, owned and operated Swan Brothers Exemail — from WCRFL cavating and Trucking Company. Art also worked for other excavating companies including William Talbot and Art’s favorite, Leo and Mike Leahy. He operated dragline cranes, excavating ponds for different farms throughout Barron, Burnett and Washburn counties. Art Monday, Nov. 11: Closed for Check us out on believed in conservation preservation and planted many Veterans Day. trees and shrubs in his lifetime. Tuesday, Nov. 12: Savory washburncountyregister He was elected assessor for the towns of Roosevelt, stuffed green peppers, yummy Dewey and Bashaw. Art enjoyed this job very much yellow beans, fruit sauce. because it gave him a chance to visit with the property Wednesday, Nov. 13: Palateby Suzanne Johnson owners. He was also a volunteer fire warden for 50 years. pleasing pork roast and gravy, Register staff writer He is survived by his lovwhipped potatoes, wholeSHELL LAKE — As the ing wife and best friend, kernel corn, cookies. leaves have fallen from area Lenore, Shell Lake; son, MiThursday, Nov. 14: Ranch baked chicken, sweet trees and the temperatures chael (Vicki) Swan; daughpotatoes, Harvard beets, gelatin with topping. have dropped, thoughts ter, Lana (Joel) Johnson; Friday, Nov. 15: Baked cod, au gratin potatoes, move to the change of seagrandchildren, Joseph (Bonthree-bean salad, ice cream. sons. During this time, Indinie) Swan, Lindsay Johnson Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours anhead Community Health Great Place To Do Your Christmas and Christopher Johnson; in advance, call your senior center to confirm. Menu Care Inc. is inviting you to Shopping! step-grandchildren, Stasubject to change. 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“Always Lost: A Meditation on War” exhibit on display at UWBC RICE LAKE — In honor of Veterans Day, the public is invited to attend a special ceremony honoring veterans and featuring the “Always Lost: A Meditation on War” exhibit, which is currently being displayed at UW-Barron County in Rice Lake. The ceremony will take place on the day after Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 12:45 p.m., in the campus commons area. The ceremony will include the presentation of the colors by the Brunclik-Konop American Legion 0540 Post of Haugen. The event will also feature speakers and the audience will be invited to view the “Always Lost” exhibit. This war memorial honors soldiers lost in the Iraq – Operation Iraqi Freedom – and Afghanistan – Operation Enduring Freedom — wars and is an arts and humanities exhibition. The heart of the exhibit is the Wall of the Dead, individual photographs with names of the more than 6,500 U.S. military war casualties since Sept. 11, 2001. Along with the Wall of the Dead, the presentation includes the 2004 Pulitzer prizewinning collection of Iraq War combat photographs by David Leeson and Cheryl Diaz Meyer, courtesy of The Dallas Morning News, and literary work

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Childhood buddies even joined service together

by Suzanne Johnson Register staff writer SHELL LAKE — Two lads met as sixthgrade students and their friendship carried them through high school and even into the military together. Elmer Anderson and Alvin Holman graduated from Shell Lake High School in 1947. They became friends in elementary school. After graduating, both men were employed for a time at the Shell Lake Boat Factory. In March 1951, both Anderson and Holman were drafted into the United States Army. After basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., both were shipped to Korea. Even though they served in the 24th Division of Army Engineers in the 3rd Combat Engineers Battalion, Holman went to A Company and Anderson went to B Company. In February 1952, the division rotated to Japan for training, and Holman and Anderson were able to meet up again. In August of 1952, the 3rd Battalion was sent to two islands off of South Korea. The two men went their separate ways, each to a different island. Holman did however eventually make it to the same island as Anderson. At one point both soldiers were on different ships and were able to wave to each other as they separately sailed back to Japan. While they both were in Japan before coming back to the States to be discharged from the service, Anderson remembers waving goodbye to Holman as he prepared to return by ship. Upon arriving

at Fort Carson, Colo., Holman was there to greet Anderson. As Anderson’s ship arrived in California, Holman had flown back to the States.

Although Anderson and Holman joined up together and had opportunities to see each other throughout their time overseas, there was another soldier with Anderson throughout his time in the military. Ted Westrom, a native of Grantsburg, served along with Anderson. When they separated from the service, the two were

able to fly from Denver to Minneapolis together. Still today, as he tells of his experiences while serving in the military, Anderson is proud to have served his country as did his father, Elmer Anderson Sr., during World War I.






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by Judy Pieper

The members of Barronett Lutheran extend gratitude to everyone who joined us on Saturday for the Scandinavian smorgasbord. Even though we didn’t have much time to visit, we were so happy to see all you. It was so nice to get so many compliments on the delicious food and the decorations. We’d also like to acknowledge Ronnie Helstern for painting the sign pointing the way to the community center, Sherry and David Ullom for donating the use of the tablecloths, and the civic club members who give us a huge break in the rental of the community center. This is the first year for a long time that we have had to buy rutabagas. For the last few years, Stoney Diesterhaft has very generously donated a whole bag of them. He would come to the house, leave them on the porch and never take any money for them. This year, however, he said that the crop was so sparse that he had nothing left. We don’t care, Stoney, we were just glad to see you at the dinner. Anyway, when we got them from the grocery store in Cumberland, the boxes said “product of Canada.” That didn’t sit well. We live in the rutabaga capital of the world and they are importing their rutabagas from someplace else! Well, Stoney was right. There just wasn’t any left over after the Cumberland Rutabaga Festival. Hope-

fully next year will be better rutabagaraising weather. The women of Barronett Lutheran will be meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. I’m sure one of the items on the agenda will be where we should donate the money we earned on Saturday. And, of course, the women’s Christmas party will be coming up next month, so we will be making plans for that, too. If you are a member, please join us at that time. I had a chance to chat with Mary Thompson for a couple of minutes on Saturday. She said that her brother, John Wols, has been admitted to the Rice Lake Convalescent Center and that he would really appreciate visits from his old friends in the area. If you have a few spare minutes, you could make him very happy with a visit. The benefit for Claire Effertz that was held in Cumberland on Saturday was very well attended. I heard that over 300 people were there. Isn’t it wonderful to live in a place where people truly care about others? Please keep Claire in your prayers for healing. The friendly neighborhood moocher, aka Terry Goodrich, called Sunday afternoon to remind all the area bakers that he’s had pretty slim pickings in the pie department lately. However, he can always count on Pat and Doug Sweet. They

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tween noon and 1 p.m. Frankie will be providing turkey with all the trimmings and wants everyone that will be alone for Thanksgiving to stop in and have an enjoyable meal along with excellent camaraderie. Donation will be greatly appreciate, but not necessary. The Little Free Library, located at the edge of the Town of Sand Lake parking lot has been well-received over the summer. Feel free to stop by and grab a book

On Thursday, Oct. 31, 102 children and 119 adults attended the Stone Lake Community Halloween Party. The Lions Hall was creatively decorated by Carrie Holmes and her crew, which set the stage for a delightful time. Games, treats, piñata and costume judging were enjoyed by all. Gratitude is extended to all of our community for making this happen. Marie’s Hideaway will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal be-

Starting the week of Nov. 4 the skies were gray and it looked like rain. I wouldn’t be surprised if we get snow soon. The temperature isn’t bad so you can get out for your walk. Our sincere sympathy to the family of Art Swan who passed away Monday, Oct. 28, at Terraceview Living Center. He will be missed by so many as he was always involved in many activities. His wife, Lenore, was a neighbor of mine in Timberland. The Lauritsons had a large family and were active in church, 4-H and different organizations. The Swans were a large family also. The church was full and

the singing and eulogy were great. Our prayers are with you, Lenore, and your family. You have a lot of good memories. On Friday, Mary and John Marschall were at Wealthy Marschall’s for the birthday of her son, Darryl. Birthday greetings, Darryl. Lillian Ullom attended the Swan funeral and said the church was packed. Dale Jacobson sang and did a great job as always. Lee Swan gave the eulogy. Arlys Santiago has been suffering from a bad cold which seems to go around. Sunday, Dick Scalzo, a tenant here, cel-

must have known that he was just wasting away, because they stopped over the other day with a whole bunch of goodies for him. Pat had been to his house before, and must have felt right at home. She told Terry that his kitchen floor could probably use a good sweeping, and asked him if he had a broom. Well, Terry started her off with a heavy-duty “barn” broom to take off the first layer. After she swept the floor once with the big, heavy, clumsy thing, she asked for and was given a normal kitchen broom to finish up the job. To say Terry is a goofball is probably an understatement, but he certainly has nice friends. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. I saw Roger Dutilly at the beef stew dinner at the American Legion hall last week. He told me that he had made 97 pies so far this summer. He’s shooting for 100 and it doesn’t sound like he will have any trouble hitting that mark. He asked if we wanted him to bring any for the smorgasbord, but I told him that he should just relax and come as a guest instead of slaving over a hot oven for hours. I should have taken him up on it, we ran pretty short of desserts, and three more pies would have been nice. My cousin, Sue Hefty Meier, came up from Monroe to help with the smorgasbord again this year. I think she has done

this for the past four or five years. We work that poor woman half to death. She helps with everything! I can’t imagine why she subjects herself to this torture every year, but we are all so glad she does. We do have fun after all the chaos is over though. On Sunday morning we had time to sit, relax and just visit for a couple of hours before church. Then that afternoon Pat Olson joined Sue and me and we went to the outlet mall in Albertville, Minn. Holy cow! That place has over 100 stores, and I think we must have hit at least a quarter of them. The Lakeland town meeting and budget hearing will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., at the Lakeland Town Hall. This is one of the most important meetings of the year, so please plan to join us as we vote for each item on the 2014 budget. That’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Thank you again for coming to the smorgasbord on Saturday. See you later.

to read and drop off a book to share with others. Thanks to everyone that has been sharing. Veterans Day will be celebrated in Stone Lake at noon on Monday, Nov. 11, by providing a luncheon at the Lions Hall for all veterans and their families. The Stone Lake seniors, Stone Lake Lions and Heart of the Lakes Homemakers will be hosting this meal and program to say thank you to all who have served in the Armed

Forces. For reservations, please call 715865-2025 or 715-865-5500. The Town of Stone Lake has sent out notices for snowplowing. If you have not received a notice, please call 715-865-6015. Have a wonderful week and be safe. Mary Nilssen can be reached at 715-8654008 or

ebrated his birthday with his big family. We enjoyed cake and ice cream. Glenview was packed with family and friends and tenants. Birthday greetings, Dick. Tenants here were out for lunch at Tracks last Tuesday and later in the afternoon decorated pumpkins. On Halloween, we enjoyed having several who came trick-or-treating. Some of our tenants dressed up also. Also on Thursday, we went to the bank to see their decorations and costumes and have cider and cupcakes, which hit the spot on a cool afternoon. Son Tim has just arrived home to Am-

herst from the FFA convention in Kentucky with several of his students. He had one student who earned the trip to Kentucky and also won there with her activity. She won $500 in Amherst and came in first in Kentucky and won $500 and a trip to Costa Rica. Congratulations to her on winning. Sunday night, Sue and Larry Winner, of Solon Springs, stopped to check up on me on the way home from celebrating Larry’s daughter Hope’s birthday. You give but a little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Notices/Eemployment (Nov. 6, 13, 20) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF HUGH GORDON PETERSON Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 13-PR-40 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth December 6, 1942, and date of death March 15, 2013, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of N1286 Hwy. 63, Shell Lake, WI 54871. 3. All interested persons have waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is February 20, 2014. 5. A claim may be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. Marilyn E. Benson Probate Registrar October 30, 2013 Thomas J. Bitney/Bitney Law Firm, Ltd. P.O. Box 488 Spooner, WI 54871 715-635-8741 595282 WNAXLP Bar No. 1002841

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Notice is hereby given that the Bashaw Town Board shall hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, immediately following the Budget Meeting at the Bashaw Town Hall. Agenda: Call meeting to order; minutes from the October 8, 2013, town meeting; treasurer’s report; public input; permits/ applications; truck/grader; set next meeting date; approve vouchers and adjourn meeting. A current agenda will also be posted at the following sites: Corner of Tozer Lake Road and Green Valley Road, corner of Sand Road and Sunset Road and N3410 Sawyer Creek Road, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (Town Hall) Lesa Dahlstorm, Clerk 595120 12r WNAXLP Town of Bashaw

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CITY OF SHELL LAKE The City of Shell Lake is accepting applications for the position of Community Center Custodian. Occasionally this position requires early-morning and weekend hours. Application forms are available at the City Administrator’s office and must be submitted to the Administrator’s office by 11 a.m., Monday, November 18, 2013. For further information contact City Administrator Brad Pederson, P.O. Box 520, Shell Lake, WI 54871 or call 715-468-7679. EOE 595414 12-13r

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Washburn County Court Nathanial Z. Johnson, Spooner, failure to stop/improper stop at stop sign, $175.30; operating while suspended, $200.50. Rebekah R. McAllister, Spooner, operating while suspended, $200.50; operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50; nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Nicholas C. Peterson, Spooner, possess drug paraphernalia, $263.50.

Megan A. Pfaff, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50; nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Elmer D. Saari, Spooner, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30; operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Daniel J. Shafer, Spooner, failure to yield at uncontrolled intersection, $175.30. Robert J. Somers, Ripon, speeding, $175.30.

Raymond D. Ferguson, Spooner, fourth-degree sexual assault, $90.00, probation, sent. withheld; fourth-degree sexual assault, $70.00, probation, sent. withheld. Michael J. Lehouillier, Spooner, credit-card theft by acquisition, $243.00, local jail, costs; bail jumping, $243.00, local jail, costs. Christopher A. Neta, Spooner, possession of THC, $299.00. Jordan T. Reed, Eau Claire, possession of THC, $299.00.

State Patrol Law of the Month: Motorists must follow commonsense precautions Prepare to meet the challenges of winter driving

SPOONER — As temperatures cool and daylight dwindles, even lifelong residents of Wisconsin need to be reminded that the inevitable onslaught of ice, snow and limited visibility will make winter driving difficult — if not impossible — at times. During the cold weather months, all drivers should follow commonsense precautions that will protect them and others on the road. When roads are slick with ice or snow, far too many drivers crash or skid off the road because they were driving too fast for conditions. “The posted speed limits are set for dry pavement. But when roads are icy or snow covered, driving at the posted speed limit may be too fast for conditions. The slogan Snow Means Slow also applies to four-wheel drive and other heavy-duty vehicles, which usually need just as much distance to stop as other vehicles,” said Wisconsin State Patrol Lt. Dori Petznick of the Northwest Region. “A citation for driving too fast for conditions costs $213.10 with four demerit points assessed on the driver’s record.” Winter weather also can limit visibility, so drivers must remove all frost, ice and snow from their vehicle’s windows. “To see safely in all directions, you need to clear

“Phaedra” to be presented at UWBC RICE LAKE — The theater department will present the Greek tragedy “Phaedra” on Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 14-16, at 7:30 p.m., in the UW-Barron County Fine Arts Theatre. Set in Troezen in Southern Greece, the play follows Phaedra as she tries to live with a curse placed upon her by the gods. During the absence of her husband, Theseus, she is overcome with an uncontrollable lust for her stepson, Hippolytus, who is battling an uncontrollable urge of his own, his love for prisoner and last of the royal bloodline that ruled Athens, Aricia. Once Hippolytus confesses his love to Aricia, Phaedra attempts to make advances on Hippolytus. This all changes when word reaches everyone that Theseus is alive and has returned. Throughout the play, there are dramatic twists and turns and muddled relationships with, of course, a tragic ending. Directed by Terry Wiesner, cast members are Gabriella Ashlin, Rice Lake, as Phaedra, Nate Walsh, Sarona, as Theseus, Zachary Fisher, Rice Lake, as Hippolytus, Emily Weiler, Rice Lake, as Aricia, and Samuel Foight, Centuria, as Theramenes. The Ladies in Waiting are played by Sharai Hefty, Rice Lake, McKenzy Suhr, Rice Lake, and Megan Popple, Chippewa Falls. The production’s stage manager is Helen Goosby, Barron. Reservations can be made by emailing terry.wiesner@ or by calling the campus ticket office at 715-2348176, ext. 5457. — from UWBC


The City of Shell Lake is accepting applications for the position of Public Works Director. The Director plans, develops, organizes and participates in the functions of the Public Works Department including water and sewer utilities. Minimum of 4 years’ public works or related-area experience in planning, budgeting, public works projects and public relations, high school education or equivalent, computer experience, must possess or obtain water and wastewater certificates within one year, must possess or obtain appropriate CDL within six months and ability to operate heavy equipment. Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted by the City Council. Pre-employment physical and drug/alcohol screening required. Application form and job description are available at the City Administrator’s office and must be submitted by 1:30 p.m., Thursday, November 14, 2013. For further information contact City Administrator Brad Pederson, P.O. Box 520, Shell Lake, WI 54871, phone 715594816 468-7679 or email: 52-1b 11-12r The City of Shell Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer

more than just a small patch on a windshield or rear window. Clearing snow and ice from the lights, hood and roof also helps improve visibility and safety,” Petznick said. According to state law, a vehicle’s windshield, side wings, and side and rear windows must be kept clear at all times. Violating this law costs $175.30 with two demerit points. During severe winter storms, the safest decision often is to not drive until conditions improve. “Law enforcement officers frequently respond to vehicles in the ditch and chain-reaction crashes when motorists really should not have attempted to travel. Slowed or stalled traffic on slippery roads also delays snowplows and tow trucks, which are trying to get the roads cleared,” Petznick said. To minimize the dangers of winter driving, the State Patrol offers the following commonsense safety tips: • Always wear your safety belt. You and your passengers absolutely need this protection even in low-speed fender-bender crashes that frequently occur on slick roads. • Don’t use your cruise control in wintry conditions. Even on roads that appear clear, there may be slippery spots, which can cause a loss of traction and a spinout if the vehicle is in the cruise-control mode. • Watch for slippery bridge decks. They ice up faster than adjacent pavement. • Look farther up the road than you normally do. If vehicles ahead of you are swerving or show other signs of loss of traction, you should slow down and take extra precautions. • Brake early. It takes much longer to stop in adverse conditions. • Don’t pump antilock brakes. With antilock brakes, the correct braking method is to stomp and steer. • Don’t be overconfident about the traction and stopping distance of four-wheel drive vehicles, which generally won’t grip an icy road any better than two-wheel drive vehicles. • Avoid cutting in front of large trucks, which take longer than automobiles to slow down or stop. • Leave plenty of room for snowplows. By law, you must stay back at least 200 feet from the rear of a snowplow. — from WSP MEETING NOTICE CITY OF SHELL LAKE The Shell Lake City Council will hold their regular monthly meeting Monday, November 11, 2013, at 7 p.m., in the Council Chambers, City Hall. AGENDA: Public comment; Approval of minutes; Reports from appointed officials; Reports from committee chairpersons; New Business: Conditional Use Permit - Rock/Gadke, short-term rental, Resignation City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer; Unfinished Business: Approve bid for engineered fabricated concrete building for Wastewater Fine-Screen Improvement Project, Approve health insurance proposal, Recommendation to amend Personnel Policy to read 30 or more hours per week to be eligible for group health insurance instead of 35 hours; Mayor’s report; any other items that may be added to this agenda will be posted at City Hall. Bradley A. Pederson, City Administrator 595379 12r WNAXLP


Washburn County is accepting applications for a PT Administrative Assistant to perform varied work involving transcription, bookkeeping, accounting and other clerical tasks within the Sheriff’s Department. Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a standard high school curriculum or equivalent; and a combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job duties. Experience in administrative work shall include data entry, knowledge of a variety of software including MS Office Suite, bookkeeping, transcription and the ability to provide professional customer service to clients and staff. Starting salary is $15.23 per hour D.O.Q. with excellent benefits. For an application, visit the county website at, or contact the Washburn County Personnel Department, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871, ph. 715-468-4624, fax: 715-468-4628, or email Resumes will be accepted, but will not take the place of a completed application. Application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2013. 595268 12-13r 2-3b EOE.

Catherine S. Sturtze, Chippewa Falls, issue worthless check(s), $2,392.55, probation, sent. withheld; issue of worthless check(s), $80.00, probation, sent. withheld, five times. Joshua E. Wallace, Shell Lake, burglary, $113.00, state prison, costs, extended supervision; theft, $93.00, state prison, costs, extended supervision; criminal damage to property, $11,142.20, state prison, restitution, costs.

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Employment Opportunities In The Following Positions:

License Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) Director of Maintenance Activity Aide Dietary Aide

Would you like to work closer to home? Terraceview Living Center, Inc., offers a positive, employee-oriented environment with guaranteed shifts, competitive pay and benefits. Wage is based on years of service. Stop In To Fill Out An Application Or Call:

Terraceview Living Center, Inc. 715-468-7292 802 East County Highway B, P.O. Box 609 Shell Lake, WI 54871 EOE

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Robert J. Baker, Pine City, Minn., possess drug paraphernalia, $299.00. Kenneth B. Campbell, Gastonia, N.C., speeding, $200.50. Joseph A. Capelle, Hayward, disorderly conduct, $263.50. Michael W. Christensen, Hinckley, Minn., possession of THC, $299.00. Zachariah W. Groat, Spooner, operating while suspended, $200.50.


Washburn County is accepting applications for a full-time Aging Director/ADRC Supervisor. The position is responsible for the administration, management, supervision, fiscal planning, implementation/overview of programs, and leadership of personnel and programs for the Unit on Aging and ADRC to assure compliance with county, state and federal regulations and mandates. Other examples of duties include: supervison of nutrition, transportation, supportive programs, public benefits, information, assistance and referral services for persons with disabilities ages 18-59 and persons sixty years and older within Washburn County. Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field; three- to five-years’ supervisory experience; or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. A valid Wisconsin driver’s license is also required. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits. Download an employment application and a position description from the county website at, or contact the Washburn County Personnel Department, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871, ph. 715-468-4624, fax: 715468-4628. Resumes will be accepted, but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by Friday, 595313 12-13r 2-3b November 22, 2013. EOE.


Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 8 p.m., a public hearing on the proposed 2014 budget of the Town of Barronett will be held at the Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Road. The proposed budget in detail is available for inspection at the Clerk’s home. The following is a summary of the 2014 budget: 2013 2014 REVENUES Budget Proposed % Chg. Taxes General Property $ 54,714 $ 54,714 0% Intergovernmental $ 148,864 $ 160,733 Public Service $ 8,000 $ 8,000 Misc. Revenue $ 1,350 $ 1,350 TOTAL REVENUE $ 212,928 $ 224,797 5.5% EXPENSES General Government Public Safety Public Works TOTAL EXPENSE

$ 34,800 $ 15,048 $ 201,568 $ 251,416

Estimated Fund Balance 01-01-2014 Revenues Expenses Estimated Fund Balance 12-31-2014 Total Indebtedness: $29,609.24

$ 35,200 $ 15,614 $ 190,668 $ 241,482


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Notice is hereby given of a Special Town Meeting of the electors of the Town of Barronett on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. This Special Town Meeting will follow the completion of the Public Hearing on the proposed 2014 Town Budget, which begins at 8 p.m., at the Town Hall. This Special Town Meeting of the electors is called pursuant to Sec. 60.12(1)(b) of the Wis. Statutes by the Town Board for the following purpose: 1. To approve the minutes of the November 14, 2012, Special Town Meeting. 2. To adopt the 2013 Town Tax Levy to be collected in 2014 pursuant to Sec. 60.10(1)(a) of the Wis. Statutes. Dated this 28th day of October, 2013. Patricia A. Parker, Town Clerk 595005 11-12r WNAXLP


Local Ads SHELL LAKE SELF-STORAGE: NO HUNTING signs starting at FOR RENT: 3-BR house between Convenient, 24-hour access. Special 35 cents each, Washburn County Spooner and Shell Lake. Stove, low-cost boat storage. Call 715-468- Register newspaper office, in Shell refrigerator, dishwasher, 1-1/2Lake’s Lake Mall, office hours are car garage, $700/month. Security 2910. 2rtfc PHOTO REPRINTS AVAILABLE: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. deposit and references required. No pets. No smoking. Call after 5 p.m., See a photo you like published in 11-12rp 715-520-9698. 12rc the Register? Just let us know the date of the paper, page number and caption. Color reprints $5; black and white $3. Call 715-468-2314. 12TOWN OF BARRONETT - NOTICE OF MEETING 13rp EACH INSERTION – Minimum of $5.00 ; 30¢ for each word. Notice is hereby given the Barronett Town Board will hold its HEAT YOUR ENTIRE HOME, monthly Board meeting on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at Call 715-468-2314 to place ad, or email your ad to water and more with an outdoor 7 p.m., at the Barronett Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Rd., Advertising deadline is Monday at noon. wood furnace from Central Boiler. Shell Lake, WI. The agenda shall be posted at least one (1) day NEED CLASS A CDL TRAINING? HEALTH AND BEAUTY MISCELLANEOUS Northwest Wisconsin Ent. Inc., 715prior to meeting. Patricia A. Parker, Town Clerk IF YOU USED THE BLOOD Start a CAREER in trucking today! THIS SPOT FOR SALE! Place 635-3511. 12rc 595390 12r THINNER PRADAXA and suffered Swift Academies offer PTDI a 25 word classified ad in 180 internal bleeding, hemorrhaging, certified courses and offer “Best- newspapers in Wisconsin for required hospitalization or a loved In-Class” training. • New Academy $300. Call 800-227-7636 or this one died while taking Pradaxa Classes Weekly • No Money Down newspaper. between October 2010 and the or Credit Check • Certified Mentors (CNOW) Present. You may be entitled Ready and Available • Paid (While Shell Lake/Sarona United Methodist Church WANTED TO BUY OR to compensation. Call Attorney Training With Mentor) • Regional Secretary. Start January 2014, 15 hours/week, TRADE Charles H. Johnson 1-800-535- and Dedicated Opportunities • Great Career Path • Excellent Benefits WANTED older Boy Scout 5727 (CNOW) 9 a.m.-noon weekdays. Hours can be adPackage. Please Call: (602) 842- badges. Highest prices for justed. Clerical and computer skills required. 0353 (CNOW) PVC Wells Jamboree, WWW, Eagle, Merit HELP WANTED Reports to and works with pastor. Salary to be Regional Runs Available - Badge, Camp badges. Individual No Rust, No Corrosion, - TRUCK DRIVER CHOOSE the TOTAL PACKAGE: pieces or collections. 800-877-1544 commensurate with qualifications. Call Pastor No Scale OTR Drivers Needed Above Avg. Regular, Frequent HOME TIME; (CNOW) Miller, 715-468-2405 or Jim Meyers, 715-468Mileage Pay. Avg. 2500-3500 TOP PAY BENEFITS, Mthly Spooner, WI 4388. 595381 12r 2b Miles/WK 100% No Touch. Full BONUSES, Automatic DETENTION 715-635-4578 Benefits W/401K. 12 Months CDL/A PAY & more! CDL-A, 6 mos. Exp. Washburn County Experience 1-888-545-9351 Ext 13 Req’d. EEOE/AAP 866-322-4039 (CNOW) (CNOW) Register (Nov. 6, 13, 20) NOTICE GORDON TRUCKING CDL-A Drivers-CDL-A Train and work NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the City of Shell Lake, that STATE OF WISCONSIN Truck Drivers Up to $5,000 Sign-on for us! Professional, focused on the 4th day of December, 2013, at 5 p.m., the Public Works CIRCUIT COURT Serving the Bonus & $.56 CPM! Solo & Teams, CDL training available Choose Administration Committee of the City of Shell Lake will hold a WASHBURN COUNTY Washburn County Full Benefits, Excellent Hometime Company Driver, Owner Operator, public hearing on the proposed resolution set forth below and OneWest Bank, FSB No Northeast. EOE Call 7 days/wk! Lease Operator or Lease that on the 9th day of December, 2013, at 7 p.m., the City community since 1887. Plaintiff 866-565-0569 Trainer. (877) 369-7893 www. Council of the City of Shell Lake will act on said resolution: vs. RESOLUTION NO. 13-13 Drivers: Class A CDL Tractor/ (Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13) ESTATE OF WILMA D. Whereas, there are certain streets within the City of Shell Trailer Daycab Drivers Wanted. (CNOW) STATE OF WISCONSIN MELLUM, et al. Lake near the airport which have not been maintained or used Competitive Pay, Frequent Home CIRCUIT COURT Defendant(s) by the City of Shell Lake as public ways; Time. JOIN THE DEBOER trans WASHBURN COUNTY And, whereas, the public interested requires that said public Case No: 12 CV 142 TEAM NOW! 800-825-8511 www. IN THE MATTER OF THE streets be vacated; (CNOW) NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE ESTATE OF

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DONALD WAYNE MATTS 312 Euclid Ave. Birchwood, WI 54817 NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Informal Administration) Case No. 13PR55 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth April 7, 1947, and date of death April 26, 2009, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 312 Euclid Ave., Birchwood, WI 54817. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is February 6, 2014. 5. A claim may be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, P.O. Box 316, Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871. Marilyn E. Benson Probate Registrar October 17, 2013 Vicky L. Matts 312 Euclid Ave. Birchwood, WI 54817 594716 WNAXLP 715-416-1216


Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 11, 2013, at 7 p.m., at the Sarona Town Hall, a Public Budget Hearing on the Proposed Budget for the Town of Sarona in Washburn County will be held. The following is a summary of the 2014 budget. REVENUES 2013 Budget 2014 Budget Intergovernmental $94,892.00 $94,680.00 Local Levy 75,000.00 75,000.00 Interest 500.00 250.00 Miscellaneous 25,000.00 30,000.00 TOTAL REVENUE $195,392.00 $199,930.00 EXPENSES General Government $49,000.00 $46,000.00 Insurance 7,000.00 8,000.00 Roads 151,392.00 181,430.00 Public Safety 30,000.00 28,000.00 Miscellaneous 8,000.00 6,500.00 TOTAL EXPENSES $245,392.00 $269,930.00 Victoria Lombard, Clerk


Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 11, 2013, immediately following the completion of the Public Budget Hearing on the Proposed Budget which begins at 7 p.m., at the Sarona Town Hall, a Special Meeting of the electors called pursuant to Section 60.12(1)(c) of Wisconsin Statutes by the town board for the following purposes will be held: 1. To approve the minutes of the November 12, 2012, Special Town Meeting. 2. To approve the total highway expenditures for 2013 pursuant to s. 82.03(2)(a) of Wisconsin Statutes. 3. To adopt a resolution for exceeding $5,000.00 per mile. 4. To approve the 2013 town tax levy to be collected in 2014 pursuant to s. 60.10(1)(a) of Wis. Statutes. Dated this 25th day of October, 2013. Victoria Lombard, Clerk


Notice is hereby given the Sarona Town Board will hold its monthly Board meeting on Monday, November 11, 2013, immediately following the Special Town Meeting. Victoria Lombard, Clerk 595003 11-12r WNAXLP

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the following streets be vacated: 1. All of Lake Drive, running from its intersection with Burg’s Park Road southwesterly to the northeasterly boundary of that parcel of real estate owned by the City of Shell described in Volume 90 of Deeds, page 260; office of the Register of Deeds for Washburn County, Wisconsin, AND 2. All of Hillman Avenue lying east of its intersection with the east line of Lake Drive. The hearing of the Public Works Administration Committee and the City Council will be held in the Council Chambers of the City Hall at 501 First Street, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. 594495 10-12rp WNAXLP Bradley Pederson, City Administrator

Spooner Health System located in Spooner, WI, is currently seeking a:


Enjoy the beautiful North Woods of Wisconsin where hiking, skiing and fishing abound. Spooner Health System (SHS) is looking for an Employee Health/Infection Preventionist to join our Quality Team. The Employee Health/Infection Preventionist RN (EH/IP RN) develops, implements and evaluates the employee health and infection control services for Spooner Health System. The EH/IP RN utilizes a nursing background and skills to: assess, plan and monitor employees health from preplacement to termination; participates in risk assessment and risk potential of the facility; performs surveillance activities; provides patient and staff education regarding disease transmission; works with the Medical Staff in monitoring nosocomial infections; works with other health-care providers in conjunction with the ill/injured employee; and serves as a resource person to the facility. The EH/IP RN helps ensure a safe working environment that complies with OSHA and State guidelines and promotes health and wellness at the facility. We’ve partnered with Studer Group and have made a “Commitment to Excellence” that has resulted in improved employee and patient satisfaction. Our goal is to make SHS a better place for patients to receive care, employees to work and physicians to practice medicine. If you want to work for an organization that is committed to its employees, SHS is a great place to work, and we encourage you to join our team. SHS has a lot to offer employees with our 2012 partnership results (measuring employee satisfaction and engagement) at the 98th Percentile. SHS is a 25-bed critical access hospital and has been recognized as one of the “Most Wired” hospitals in the U.S. This award recognizes the commitment we have in utilizing technology to improve quality and patient safety. Successful candidate will have a current licensure to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Wisconsin. Current certification or eligibility to become BLS, ACLS and Neonatal certified. Also, 3-5 years’ nursing experience preferred. Occupational health and/or infection prevention experience preferred. Advanced Infection Control Training or Associate Infection Control Practitioner training desired. Completion of “The Fundamentals of Surveillance, Prevention & Control of Healthcare Acquired Infections” within 18 months of hire. Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and excellent benefit package offered including continuing education.

Please send resume and salary requirements to:

Human Resource Director

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on August 29, 2013, in the amount of $61,614.96, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 4, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following terms: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Part of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 Section 7, Township 38 North, Range 11 West, described as Lot “D” of Certified Survey Map recorded in Volume 1, Page 144, as Document No. 135998, in the Town of Madge, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N4175 Johnson Road, Sarona, WI 54870. TAX KEY NO.: 65-028-2-38-1107-4 04-000-005000. Dated this 30th day of September, 2013. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Dustin A. McMahon Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1086857 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 3029128 595121 WNAXLP




Field trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Teacher’s aide Debbie Kidder pointed out the bats to Cora Lawrence as they rode through the Enchanted Forest.

It was a cold, windy day, but that did not stop the children from enjoying the hayride. Shown (L to R) Xaiden Petty, Cord Becker, Hailey Foust, Indy Brown and Jennifer Brown. — Photos by Larry Samson

Shell Lake end-of-season volleyball banquet to be held SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake High School volleyball banquet is set for Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m., in the high school commons. Players from the following grades are

Hailey Foust thinks it is pretty cool to hold a rabbit at the Pumpkin Patch in Rice Lake. The Shell Lake 4K class went to the Pumpkin Patch on Tuesday, Oct. 29, and they spent the morning exploring everything fun to do.

asked to bring a dish to pass: Freshmen, desserts; sophomores, hotdish/casserole; juniors, salads; and seniors buns/rolls. — submitted

It’s carnival time SHELL LAKE — There will be loads of games booths as well as concessions at the annual Shell Lake PTA Carnival. The fun is set for Saturday, Nov. 9, 4-7 p.m., at the 3-12 building. Many of the favorite booths are back including mouse races, nose pick, face painting and sweet-tooth walk.

The band will be offering concessions. There will be lots of new prizes to purchase at the general store. If you would like to volunteer to help at the carnival, please contact Shannon at or 715-4687814. — from The Laker

Donkey basketball returns to Shell Lake

Proceeds to be donated to metastatic cancer research

Katie Brunberg was not afraid to feed the goats by hand. The secret is to keep your hand flat so the goats don’t chew on your fingers.

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SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake High School Student Council is proud to be sponsoring Dairyland Donkey Basketball at the Shell Lake High School gym on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. Advertised as “wilder than a rodeo and funnier than a circus,” bring the family to watch their favorite Laker ride a live donkey and play basketball at the same time. This familyfriendly entertainment will feature four teams made up of Shell Lake staff, students, alumni wrestlers and alumni basketball players. Teams of four will take the

court and previous basketball experience may not be an advantage as the donkeys often have a mind of their own. Free donkey rides will be offered during intermission for any child under 12 accompanied by a parent. The student council is donating the proceeds from this event to metastatic cancer research. Few, if any, of us have not been impacted by cancer personally. It is hoped to raise at least $1,000 for this worthy cause. Advanced discount tickets may be purchased at the Shell Lake Schools offices or the Shell Lake State Bank. Regular priced tickets will be available at the door. Preschoolers are free. — from Shell Lake High School Student Council

Shell Lake School Menu Breakfast Monday, Nov. 11: Bagel or mini cinnamon roll. Tuesday, Nov. 12: Cereal with toast or 3-berry bar and muffin. Wednesday, Nov. 13: Pancakes or yogurt parfait. Thursday, Nov. 14: Waffles with fruit or muffin and cheese stick. Friday, Nov. 15: Cheddar omelet with toast or apple stick. Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/fruit and milk and is free to all students.

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Lunch Monday, Nov. 11: Brunch day. Tuesday, Nov. 12: Two-bean chicken and cheese enchilada. Wednesday, Nov. 13: Pizza wrap. Thursday, Nov. 14: Grilled chicken sandwich. Friday, Nov. 15: Rotini pasta with meatballs. Alternate lunch choice of either: Sandwich pack: PB&J, flavored cracker and cheese stick or flavored fat-free yogurt with granola, flavored cracker and cheese stick.

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Service and sacrifice - Remembering our veterans The following is a joint editorial from John A. Scocos, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and an Iraq War veteran; and Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, Department of Military Affairs adjutant general, currently serving his second term as the adjutant general for the Wisconsin National Guard


ach year on Nov. 11, the country pauses to thank and pay tribute to the men and women who have served our country and to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom and democracy. Since statehood was established in 1848, Wisconsin’s citizens have served this nation well and have gone above and beyond the call of duty. In the Civil War, more than 90,000 soldiers from our young state helped preserve the union. During World War I, units from Wisconsin like the 32nd Infantry Division pierced the enemy lines under Gen. “Black Jack” Pershing. Wisconsin veterans braved tumultuous waters and dangerous skies to combat evil in World War II. They slogged through mud and snow fighting for democracy in Korea. In the steamy jungles of Vietnam, they battled communist forces. In the deserts of the Middle East, they fought a determined enemy in a war without front lines, often returning home with lifealtering injuries and experiences. This year, while honoring all veterans from all service eras on Veterans Day, we also begin the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. President Barack Obama has proclaimed May 28, 2012, through Nov. 11, 2025, as the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War to honor Vietnam veterans, the fallen, the wounded, 1/2 mile south of Shell Lake on Hwy. 63


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those unaccounted for, former prisoners of war, their families and all who served. As a state and as a country, it is important that we recall the history of and the lessons learned during the Vietnam War. Veterans of Vietnam served honorably and faithfully, just as the generations before them had. What they served without, however, was often the support of their countrymen. What is poorly remembered is that those who fought and survived returned to a nation that in many cases turned its back on them. Returning veterans were not treated as heroes, or even as patriotic citizens. They were seen as part of a war people didn’t like. Many soldiers went so far as to remove their uniforms on their flights home to avoid harassment and ridicule. Time has brought perspective and, today, the Vietnam generation is remembered with dignity and honor. These brave men and women, who volunteered or were drafted, served with distinction and returned to make America better. They have raised families, run busi-

nesses, served in our communities, and our nation is enriched by their continued patriotism. It is our job to ensure that returning service members never again face such a terrible situation. Here again, the Vietnam generation has been instrumental in supporting today’s military members who serve in the active duty, National Guard and Federal Reserve, and our newest veterans through continued service in our veterans service organizations. Today, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Military Affairs are proud to be strong advocates for our veterans. Whether partnering with other state agencies or private organizations, we are always striving to help our veterans community. It is important to ensure veterans get the benefits and services they earned through their military service, as well as the assistance they are owed due to any service-connected disabilities. This includes everything from veterans employment initiatives to claims assistance. It also includes fostering a climate among businesses that recognizes the value in hiring veterans though programs such as Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. The Wisconsin National Guard is proud to provide the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program for all of Wisconsin’s service members on behalf of the Department of Defense. Working with the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, we are proud to offer extensive outreach to see that our veterans are afforded the best possible opportunities to make the transitions to and from civilian to military life that is so often expected of them. Working with the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is just one of many ways the WDVA and DMA make that happen. We want to not only ensure our veterans are recognized and respected, but actually take advantage of opportunities afforded them in Wisconsin – the best state for veterans in the country. We also offer our sincere appreciation to Wisconsin’s citizens who continue to support our currently serving men and women and all of our veterans.

Veterans Day programs scheduled throughout Washburn County WASHBURN COUNTY — Veterans Day is being observed on Monday, Nov. 11. Various events are scheduled throughout Washburn County. Shell Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9867 and American Legion Post 225 Shell Lake will start the morning with a social hour at the Shell Lake High School at 9 a.m. The Shell Lake Honor Guard, VFW, and American Legion Posts will host the service starting at 9:30 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. Guest speaker is Phil Jossart. The Shell Lake High band and choir will provide music. Terraceview Living Center will host a Veterans Day program at 2 p.m. in the second-floor activity room. Cake and ice cream for veterans will follow the service. Springbrook, Trego, and Earl Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10568 Springbrook, Trego and Earl, will have a Veterans Day dinner at the Steak House and Lodge in Hayward, on Sunday, Nov. 10. Social hour is at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. Spooner The American Legion Moe-Miller Post 12 will have a program at 10:30 a.m. in the Spooner High School gymnasium. Guest speaker is Cliff Walz. Spooner Honor


Guard will present the colors. Spooner students will emcee the program. Birchwood A Veterans Day dinner is Saturday, Nov. 9, 5-8 p.m., at the Blue Gill Banquet Hall in Birchwood. The American Legion Bemis-Hunter Post 379 program is Monday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m., at Birchwood High School gymnasium. It will be hosted by the students who are family members of a veteran, past Birchwood graduates that are now veterans and those currently serving in the military. Post colors provided by the American Legion Post 379; slide show and music presented by the Birchwood band and choir. Minong The American Legion Lockman-Jenson Post 499 program is Monday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m., at Northwood High School in the Richards Auditorium. The student council and the American Legion Lockman-Jenson Post 499 host this event. There will be a guest veteran speaker, a student speaker and a video project, with music provided by the Northwood High School band. — from CVSO

Seeking information on a piece of history

WITC Administrative Office – Shell Lake SEARCH REOPENED

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Vice President, Finance and Business Services/Chief Financial Officer. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field and a Master’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Education, Public Administration or related field or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certificate; and five (5) years of senior level administrative experience; ten (10) years’ professional work experience in financial management, budgeting and accounting.

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For a complete list of qualifications and to apply visit our website at TTY 711 Deadline to apply: Dec. 2, 2013 WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access Employer and Educator.

This painting by J. Brass, Prairie Painter, was recovered from storage in the basement at Dahlstroms Lakeside Market in Shell Lake. The canvas has been donated to the Shell Lake Arts Center where it will be displayed. Information is being sought from anyone that may have any information about the wall-size backdrop depicting a river scene. The painting is in need of repair, but funds are not available at this time to do a restoration. If you have any information, or know of anyone who may, please contact the Washburn County Register at 715-468-2314 or stop into the office located in Lake Mall, downtown Shell Lake. — Photo by Suzanne Johnson

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