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New alderperson sworn in See page 3

Local governments receive share of fuel tax, registration fees

MADISON — Gov. Jim Doyle has announced that checks totaling $108.3 million for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids have been conveyed to Wisconsin units of local government. The January payments from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation include $105.1 million in General Transportation Aids to 1,922 units of government; $3.0 million to 121 municipalities for Connecting Highway Aids; and $255,975 to Milwaukee County for Expressway Policing Aids. This year, local governments will share an estimated $429 million from the state transportation fund to build and maintain local roads and bridges. Quarterly payments for towns, cities and villages in 2010 are sent the first Monday in January, April, July and October. County payments are made in three installments, with 25 percent of the total annual payment on the first Monday in January, 50

See State funds, page 3

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 Vol. 120, No. 21• Shell Lake, Wisconsin


Starting them young

Grace Thomas is learning how to be a defender during a Little Lakers basketball game. This new program was started by boys head coach David Bouchard with the help of volunteers. More information and photos on page 19. — Photo by Larry Samson

One primary election to be held

Ice skating, anyone? See page 2

SPORTS See pages 10 - 12

by Regan Kohler WASHBURN COUNTY – April 2010 is another election year for Washburn County and its cities, villages and school boards, with a primary on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Primary The only primary race in Washburn County is in the city of Spooner. In Ward 1, Alderperson Esa Everroad (I) is being challenged by Jocelyn Ford and Kip Olson. The other incumbents – Mayor Gary Cuskey, Municipal Judge Andrew Lawton, and Spooner City Council Ward 2 Alderperson Carol Dunn, Ward 3 Alderperson Daryl Gabriel and Ward 4 Alderperson Larry Stelter – are all running unopposed for April.

County board The Washburn County Board has a few supervisor challenges, some by former members. District 4 Supervisor Barbara A. Love is being challenged by Nell Lee; District 6 Supervisor Thomas Ricci (I) faces opposition from Philip Scherer; and District 8 Supervisor Mary Zehm (I) and District 11 Supervisor Robert Washkuhn (I) are being challenged by former supervisors Beth Esser and Barry D. Nielsen, respectively. Some supervisors opted not to run again, but all seats have a candidate. Steven Waggoner is running for the District 3 seat to be vacated by Supervisor Michael Waggoner; David Haessig is running for the District 14 seat vacated by First Vice Chair Ed Olund; James Dohm is running for District 16 Supervi-

sor James Heim’s seat; and Larry Ford is running for District 17 Supervisor Charles Melton’s open seat. All other incumbents – Chair and District 1 Supervisor Micheal R. Bobin, District 2 Supervisor Lester H. “Skip” Fiedler, District 5 Supervisor Thomas J. Mackie, District 7 Supervisor Robert Lester, District 9 Supervisor William Allard, District 10 Supervisor Clay Halverson, District 12 Supervisor Tim Brabec, District 13 Supervisor Gregory Krantz, District 15 Supervisor Romaine Quinn, Second Vice Chair and District 18 Supervisor Don Quinton, District 19 Supervisor Steven Sather, District 20 Supervisor William Campbell and District 21 Supervisor Dan Hubin – are running unopposed.

Cities and villages In the city of Shell Lake, Mayor Donna Barnes-Haesemeyer (I) is being challenged by city council President Sally Peterson. There are two Ward 1 seats up for election. Alderperson Jeri Bitney (I) is running again, but Alderperson Mike Pesko had not filed papers, according to the city administrator’s office, so a write-in candidate will be chosen. In Ward 2, Alderpersons Connie Graf (I) and Greg Kittelsen (I) are being challenged by Terry Leckel, a former council member. In this race, the seats will go to the top two voted upon. Village of Birchwood trustees Thomas Knapmiller (I) and Greg Hayes (I) are being challenged by Jason Ufferman and Linda Zillmer.

Village of Minong incumbent trustees Lloyd Wallace, Karen L. Baker and Andy Podratz are all unopposed.

School boards The Shell Lake School Board sees incumbent members Stuart Olson, Tim Mikula and Mary Ann Hook-Swan running unopposed. The top two elected will receive three-year terms, and the third will be a one-year term. The Spooner School Board has incumbents Willie Kaufmann and Maureen Revak running against Kurt Krueger. The Northwood School Board sees members Douglas E. Denninger, Frog Creek incumbent, and Darlene Denninger, Minong Village incumbent, running unopposed. There is an opening for the Wascott seat, as member Kerri Link, who had been elected to fill an unexpired term, retired. In Birchwood, member Robert Langham (I) is running again, while Allan Widiker has vacated his seat, leaving a position open. In Hayward, Rose Lillyroot is vacating her school board seat, while incumbent Shirley Armstrong is running again. Rice Lake’s school board also has an opening for one of the rural seats, as Laurie Gargulak is retiring, though a single candidate has filed. The other rural seat sees Raymond Van Gilder (I) running again, and Audrey Kusilek (I) is running for the city seat. The general election is Tuesday, April 6.

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New Year’s babies arrive Spooner Health System

Indianhead Medical Center

Mason Michael McAllister was the 2010 New Year’s baby born at Shell Lake’s Indianhead Medical Center. Mason, born to Rosemarie and Gary McAllister of Spooner, was delivered by Dr. Jeff Dunham on Sunday, Jan. 10. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Mason has an older brother, Conner, and an older sister, Mya. Bob Schilling, representing the Shell Lake Chamber, presented the family with gift certificates from Dahlstroms Lakeside Market, Peggy’s Place, CenturyLink and the Washburn County Register, as well as flowers from Aleka Floral. — Photo by Diane Dryden

Spooner Health System’s first baby after the New Year, Elizabeth Lea Schroeder, was born to Kalli and Dave Schroeder, Spooner, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 12:55 p.m. She was delivered by Dr. Laura Boehlke, weighing 5 pounds 11-1/2 ounces, and at 19-1/4 inches. Elizabeth is welcomed by her sisters, Gabrielle and Miranda, and brother, Pierce. are Grandparents Rocky and Diane Zeien and Jim and Sherry Schroeder. – Photo by Regan Kohler


by Regan Kohler SPOONER - A new ice-skating rink is ready for use across from Lamperts, Spooner. The public rink is located on the north side of Paulson Drive, as part of the city’s long-term plan to create a railroad

Ice skating, anyone?

park. Mayor Gary Cuskey said at a city council meeting Tuesday night that the crews are keeping the rink cleared and flooded until the spring ice melt. “Trucks are prohibited from driving onto the ice,” said Cuskey, “and there are to be no hockey sticks or pucks.”

Shell Lake

by Regan Kohler SHELL LAKE – An ice-skating rink in Shell Lake is now open, after the rink in the recreation park was discontinued due to lack of use in the past. At a recent city parks and recreation committee meeting, discussion was held on re-establishing a skating rink. According to the minutes, the city discontinued flooding the rink because few skaters were using it. However, the Shell Lake Community Education program will be

promoting its use, and letters have been sent to the city asking to re-establish the rink. The committee by consensus decided to place a rink on the lake, adjacent to the south end of the campground. The city crew will plow the area, along with a portion of the campground loop for parking. The committee also decided to keep some of the campground lighting on while the rink is in use.

A new ice-skating rink is ready for use across from Lamperts in Spooner. — Photo by Regan Kohler

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New alderperson sworn in


by Regan Kohler SHELL LAKE – The Shell Lake City Council has a new Ward 1 alderperson, who was appointed Monday, Jan. 11, in city hall. Former Alderperson Chad Kostner, who came onto the council in April 2009, resigned last month due to a busy schedule, though he will still assist the city on certain committees like the Safe Routes to School and Energy Independent Communities task forces. The council advertised the vacancy, for a person to fill the remainder of Kostner’s term, which was to expire in April 2011. Josh Buckridge applied for the seat, and told the council Monday night that he would like to help the community and make sure everything runs smoothly. “This is where I’m staying,” he said. The council approved Buckridge’s appointment to the open Ward 1 seat, and

he was sworn in that night. Mayor Donna Barnes-Haesemeyer and the council appointed Buckridge to the public works and finance administration, two subcommittees Kostner had served on. Buckridge also expressed an interest in being on the parks and recreation committee, as he works for the Washburn County Forestry Department, and this was taken into consideration, as come April, after the election, committees are reorganized. Barnes-Haesemeyer said that all alderpersons can attend any committee meeting in a nonvoting capacity. The council also approved the following: New Ward 1 Alderperson Josh Buck• Turning a streetlight back on, near the lift station on Bergs Park Drive, ridge was sworn in to the Shell Lake which was extinguished last year as part City Council Monday, Jan. 11. – Photo by Regan Kohler of a citywide energy-saving project • A temporary Class B beer/wine li• Appointment of Pat Pesko as an alcense for Theatre in the Woods

ternate election inspector • The vouchers list During public comment, Dan Hubin expressed his thanks to public works for explaining a snowplowing delay on Dec. 24. According to the minutes from the public works administration meeting, the crew agreed that it should have been done earlier in the interest of public safety, and the policy was reviewed. Hubin said he appreciated their efforts. Updates and reports were given for the Plan Commission, Economic Development Corp., Public Works, Police Department, Library Board, Fire Association, Safe Routes to School, budget status, Parks and Recreation Committee and the Energy Independent Communities Task Force, in which it was said that the city shop has saved at least $70 a month in electricity since changing the lights.

by Regan Kohler SPOONER – The Spooner City Council approved its local share for a bicycle route connecting the three schools at a meeting Tuesday, Jan. 5, in city hall. The Spooner School District won a transportation enhancement grant for alternative routes to school last spring, from the Department of Transportation. The project was named the Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities TE, with a proposed route going from the middle school up College Street through the city park, to the elementary and high schools. The Spooner City Council in September authorized putting in a sidewalk route on the east side of College Street, to flow directly into the park’s paths. In December, the council was notified that it would receive 80 percent federal and state funding, with the city and school district to split the remaining 20 percent for the project. It is estimated at around $640,000, total. The local match requirement was dis-

cussed Tuesday night; beforehand, Rod Ripley spoke to the issue, saying he was confused as to where the funding was coming from, and if it was from the DoT, he wanted to know why the Washburn County Highway Department then had six positions cut recently. When the matter came up for discussion, city Administrator Bill Marx said that the original grant amount approved by the DoT was to come from stimulus funds. The local share, he said, was to be $51,002. “The school district … has agreed to split that,” Marx said. Marx added that the final price isn’t definite until the city bids the project out, and also revolves around whether or not additional feet for curb and gutter are needed. The city’s municipal operations committee recommended the city approve a local share of $25,501. Marx said that the deadline for the project submission had been that day, but it was extended until Friday, as the

$25,000. They then discussed a request from AEC Design, to increase the fee from $26,075 to $42,800. Marx said that the contract with AEC was submitted along with the grant application for engineering, but they discovered it was a bigger job than planned for, as the consultant didn’t take construction into account. The city approved the request, though contingent on the DOT receiving, accepting and approving the final plans for the project. As of Monday, according to the city, the consultant had submitted the plans to the DOT.

Local share for bike route approved

FFA ice-fishing contest this Sunday SHELL LAKE — The annual Shell Lake FFA ice-fishing contest on Bashaw Lake is set for Sunday, Jan. 17. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with the contest running from noon until 4 p.m. Food will be available. There will be hourly prizes with over $500 to give away in local gift certificates and other prizes as well as a grand prize of a gas-powered ice auger.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish in five categories with an ice shack being given to the person catching the biggest fish. Proceeds from the contest will go toward the development of FFA members, state FFA convention, scholarships and community service projects. — from Shell Lake FFA

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percent on the first Monday in July, and 25 percent on the first Monday in October. General Transportation Aids help defray the costs of constructing, maintaining and operating roads and streets under local jurisdiction. Connecting Highway Aids reimburse municipalities for maintenance and traffic control of certain state highways within municipalities. Communities also receive state transportation fund revenues for public transit, elderly and disabled transportation, and airport and harbor development from WisDOT. State and federal funds will also be allocated for specific highway and bridge construction projects. Local General Transportation Aids and Connecting Highway Aids Jan. 4 payments Town of Roosevelt $28,456.61 Town of Dewey $27,423.97 County of Washburn $240,032.76 Town of Barronett $25,425.48 Town of Bashaw $28,600.46

Town of Bass Lake $23,432.13 Town of Beaver Brook $16,059.82 Town of Birchwood $27,377.73 Town of Brooklyn $15,022.05 Town of Casey $27,403.42 Town of Chicog $28,369.27 Town of Crystal $17,750.06 Town of Evergreen $23,435.98 Town of Frog Creek $17,621.62 Town of Gull Lake $14,688.11 Town of Long Lake $19,029.30 Town of Madge $17,061.63 Town of Minong $58,238.70 Town of Sarona $19,712.58 Town of Spooner $11,600.47 Town of Springbrook $17,287.68 Town of Stinnett $10,023.26 Town of Stone Lake $19,594.42 Town of Trego $26,324.55 Village of Birchwood $6,492.83 Village of Minong $8,023.68 City of Spooner $43,506.71 City of Shell Lake $16,904.46 — from WisDOT

consultant had not finished yet. However, he added, if the final plans aren’t completed by then, the city could lose funding. Marx said the city had to decide whether or not it was willing to put out local funds, as at the beginning of the project, they were supposed to receive 100 percent funding. Mayor Gary Cuskey said that he doubted the city would want to “scrub” the project even if the money fell through. “It wouldn’t break the bank,” he said of the project. The council approved its local share of

Flu season time

SPOONER — This Sunday marked the beginning of the annual observance of National Influenza Vaccination Week. This flu season has presented our community with a unique challenge to fight a new type of influenza — the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. The H1N1 flu is a serious disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that between mid-April and Nov. 14, 2009, 47 million people in the United States were infected with the 2009 H1N1 flu, more than 200,000 people were hospitalized, and over 9,800 people died, including 280 infants. Influenza is unpredictable and we do not know the likelihood of a future wave of H1N1 flu, but we do know that vaccination is the

most important step in protecting against influenza. Being vaccinated against 2009 H1N1 flu not only protects you, but it helps protect the people around you. If you get the flu you can pass it to others, including babies, pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions who are more likely to suffer serious complications. Protect yourself, your family and your community by getting vaccinated. Local medical providers have an ample supply of vaccine on hand. Please call for an appointment. The Washburn County Health Department will be holding a community H1N1 vaccination clinic at the Washburn County Highway Shop this Friday, Jan. 15, from 1 to 6 p.m. The highway shop is located on CTH H 1 mile north of Spooner off of Business Hwy. 53/63N. — from WCHD

MADISON - A 40-year-old Hayward man was sentenced Jan. 6 to seven years in federal prison for arson and mail fraud. Phillip Lathrop was found guilty on March 2, 2009, after a three-day trial of one count of arson and four counts of mail fraud. U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb sentenced Lathrop to seven years on all five counts, with the sentences to run concurrently. Lathrop was also ordered to pay restitution of $253,089.59, and to serve a three-year term of supervised release after his release from federal prison. At trial, the government presented evidence that Lathrop owned and operated a bar called Player’s Sports Bar & Grill, located on Hwy. 63, Hayward. Lathrop insured Player’s with Capitol Indemnity Corporation with a policy that was effective from Aug. 17, 2002, through Aug. 17, 2003, 12:01 CST. The bar was set on fire on Aug. 16 at approximately 4 a.m. The government established at trial

that Lathrop hired Dave Maki to burn down Player’s, promising to pay him $5,000 cash and cocaine. At the sentencing, Crabb told Lathrop that he was not an innocent man, nor a victim. She noted that the jury’s verdict was both reliable and accurate. She also found that the verdict was bolstered by the fact that Lathrop made numerous false statements under oath at the November 2008 evidentiary hearing. Finally, Crabb explained that Lathrop’s seven-year sentence reflected the fact that he attempted to obstruct justice by offering money to witnesses to falsely implicate someone else in the arson. The charges against Lathrop were the result of an investigation conducted by the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office, Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation - Arson Bureau. Prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. Graber. - from the Wisconsin Department of Justice

Hayward man sentenced


Letters to the editor

Mayor’s response to letter

Following is a response to Harold Emanuel’s letter published in the Jan. 6 issue. Both City Administrator Brad Pederson and I have encouraged Mr. Emanuel to call us if he has questions. Had he called, he would have learned the following: Safe Routes to School — The Safe Routes to School plan is funded by a 100percent grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The committee of volunteers overseeing the plan has been meeting regularly for the past two years. In the fall of 2009 we did conduct an audit at both the primary and 3-12 schools of students riding and walking to school. The results of this audit are part of the plan, which is nearing completion. At this point, the city’s only financial commitment is to allocate monies in the 2010 budget to purchase a machine that

would enable the city crew to paint crosswalk striping. We anticipate that the city will apply for grant funding to accomplish other goals in the plan. Storm-water pond — This project accomplishes best management practices for storm-water runoff. It is not a lake level control project. The pond collects storm water on-site in the industrial park and prevents harmful sediment and nutrients from entering the lake. Cooper Engineering designed the pond, and the plans were reviewed by the DNR. Additionally, Lake Coordinator Dave Vold met with the Lake Protection Advisory Committee, of which Emanuel is a member, to explain the project. A DNR lake protection grant covers 75 percent of the project, whose cost was budgeted at $90,000. The project is substantially complete and under budget, at a total cost of approximately $60,000. The city’s 25-per-

cent match is provided by city crew and equipment time, which is projected to be covered by TID No. 2. Dredging — The project was reviewed and permitted by the DNR and is being funded by revenue from boat launch fees, with a projected total cost of $6,000. The city council voted to proceed with the project so that it would be completed before the spear fishing season and regular fishing season open. Equipment repairs delayed this project until late in the season, but the work in the water is substantially completed, with the exception of removing the turbidity barrier. The city crew will begin to remove the upland spoils this week. Double chip sealing — LRIP monies may not be used for single chip sealing of a road. Public Works Director Jeff Parker consulted Washburn County Highway Commissioner John Johnson,

who recommended the double chip sealing process as appropriate for a road of the age and condition of this section of South Lake Drive. The public works committee and city council concurred. This project will be accomplished with approximately $15,000 of state LRIP monies and a matching amount that has been allocated in the city’s 2010 street budget. I’m glad that citizens are interested in the city’s projects. Please feel free to call, e-mail, or attend a meeting if you have questions. All of these issues are discussed in committee and by the city council before actions are taken.

Enough is enough. I am writing to you about the so-called Emma’s Law. The law being put forward under that title is being titled after a fraud that was perpetrated right here in Shell Lake’s courtroom. This titled law is the example of some pretty corrupt officials trying to make themselves look good. What was done to Mike Stoner in Shell Lake County Court shouldn’t have happened to anyone. It was a frame-up and a total miscarriage of justice. Mike Stoner never abused Emma, though Mike Stoner himself has been totally abused by the system, as has his family, his fiancée Crystal Manning and Emma herself. I am a personal friend of Mike Stoner. I am not a child or someone that is easily going to be dismissed by the likes of Mr. Bitney and Mr. Dryden. I am now 59, just so you know whom is talking to you. I had both Mike and Crystal to my house for social reasons and Mike helped me work on my house. I was very surprised when Mike was charged with child abuse, because this was not the Mike I knew. But, one thing for sure, I wasn’t going to take the police’s word for it, nor the press for that matter. Mike was immediately condemned in the local as well as the state press. Indeed there were calls on the Internet for his “torture.” He was a certified “child abuser” according to the media, before he ever had his day in court. Everyone in town was “sure” he was guilty as charged. But, then what does the public know about anything — especially with

the for-profit American news media. All they want is their pound of flesh. And that extends to quite a bit lately. Mike was involved in an accident with Emma. No malice intended or extended by him. That is all it was, an accident. There was never any evidence that Mike abused Emma offered in court, because he didn’t abuse Emma. There is no medical evidence, which Mr. Bitney knew. And, while Mike may have used poor judgment in his response to Emma’s injuries, both he and his fiancée reacted, most likely, as my mother and father would have in similar circumstances. What we had happen in the Shell Lake courtroom, was a collusion between the sheriff’s office and Crystal Manning’s mother, Cindy, and her stepfather. Both the sheriff and the district attorney abused their office by colluding with friends who had a private agenda against another citizen, namely Mike Stoner. That is obvious to any disinterested observer such as myself. Mike cooperated completely with the authorities, even turning himself in when he found out they were trying to find him. He wasn’t in the house when the police showed up for him and not aware they were there. Because of that he was charged with obstruction. So not being immediately available is a crime? He was injured on the bridge and wasn’t treated for his injuries throughout the ordeal of his incarceration during his year in the county jail as the media continued to condemn him in the press. He was co-

operative in the presentence investigation. Too much so. I would never have told them the details of my private life like he did, no matter what I was charged with. He cooperated to the extent that when Judge Needham finally pronounced sentence he said, “and because of your ongoing use of THC, and your failure to submit to societal norms, I sentence you to 12 years…” As if there should be a societal norm in a free society. So, ultimately he was convicted because he smokes pot. Big deal. Eric Holder, attorney general of the United States of America, said that the Feds would not be busting medical marijuana providers, their customers or the growers providing them with it in states where that is legal. They did this because it has been found that pot relieves the effects of what is known as post-traumatic stress syndrome. It makes you forget your pain, both physical and psychological. So, now the VA is handing the stuff out to the soldiers with that problem and the Pentagon has become a dope pusher. Pot is a political crime, that is all it is and the U.S. has the largest number of political prisoners bar none. And Mike Stoner is one of them, railroaded by a gang of officials who didn’t have enough sense or professionalism to keep their personal friends and their personal prejudices out of the courtroom. Mike, in his statement at sentencing, took responsibility saying he had “let Emma down” in his response to what had happened in the accident. Still, Mr.

I would like to respond to a few people that wrote to the editor the last few weeks, and also to the fine people of Washburn County. I, Kip R. Olson, with my wife of 25 years, am the owner of Moe’s Place, the bar that asked the city council of Spooner, for topless dancers for the nine days of deer season. The city said no, that if we did pursue this course they would take my liquor licenses. I then told them that I could become a nonalcoholic bar and serve the 18, 19, 20 and above. They told me that I would be fined. Well I thought bikini dancers like the old type of go-go dancers where they strip down to and keep on a two-piece bikini at all times. So I put up a advertisement for bikini dancers and gave our city police a copy of it as they had an officer taking photos of two days before. I gave it to them at a city council meeting. Well the next thing I found out after that they held a meeting without letting me know on Nov. 16 as well as on Friday, Nov. 13. In the afternoon I looked on the city Web site and saw nothing about the meeting. I looked again on the 16th at about 9:30 or 10 a.m. and nothing was there about

the meeting. I was told by a young lady that works for one of our local papers that she looked also and saw nothing, but she got a fax the day of. Now I am forced to walk down to the city hall about every other day to make sure there are no other secret meetings about my livelihood. Well, I went to the plan commission hearing on Thursday, Dec. 3. I got slammed for almost an hour by mostly preachers and members of the church-going public and some other businesses. One young lady, who with her husband owns two businesses in the city and I talked about them having dancers themselves a month or so ago. Also, a few others like Burt Groenheim, a disabled veteran. I thought the veterans fought for freedom and all our other rights, not just the ones they like. I also would like at this time to thank him and all veterans like my dad, uncles and their dad before them for defending this country for us and all of those rights. I also look at it this way: if you don’t like it, don’t come in. That is why we have doors and windows. Just like churches, gay clubs, and other businesses all have windows and doors and

if you don’t like it don’t go in! I am not saying I’m gay or don’t believe in God or a higher power, but I don’t want to be preached to and/or hit on by some guy. I do not hold any bad feelings to anyone that goes to these places, as I have a lot of good friends and patrons that do go to church a lot and I did as a kid. Also I have some good friends and patrons that are gay but they don’t push it on me or my family so be it. I have also given the city council a new secondary-effects study that was done in 1997, updated 2007, then again 2009 and there is not proof that can be linked to bikini dancers or strip clubs and any bad secondary effects that I heard at any meeting like some of the public said, like it brings human sex trafficking, also crime rates go up, sex crimes go up, and the drugs go up, juvenile delinquency goes up, child molestation goes up and it also brings in organized crime to town. Well, to all this the secondary-effect study that was done by Bruce Mclaughlin, Consulting Services, Inc. out of Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., the one I handed

Bitney was on television that evening telling the world that they (he, the judge and the cops) had put away a child abuser and smearing Mike’s name further. I have had contact with Emma several times since the accident. She is making progress, despite what Crystal Manning’s relatives would have us believe. Her doctors are impressed with her progress. And while she still is not what one would like to see as a recovered little girl, I am sure that she will eventually be somewhat back to normal. And when she is old enough to understand what happened to her would-be father, as well as her own mother, and her would-be family vis-a-vis her would-be halfbrother, she will be appalled. When we have a law that protects innocents from the abuses of officials whom are only acting to look good before the community and cover their own trail of malfeasance, then we will have a real “Emma’s Law,” not some misnamed law on child abuse. In closing, my wife is very upset that I am writing this letter right now. Why? Because she fears backlash from the community and the police over what I have written here. I know that that could happen. But I, for one, have to speak out. I don’t accept what happened to Mike. I sat through the hearings, heard the socalled case against Michael Stoner. Mike Stoner is welcome in my home anytime. So, Crystal, Emma, his son and his parents. Now, Mr. Bitney, Mr. Dryden, Mr. Pronto, Cindy Manning, her husband and Judge Needham are another story. I have already urged state Sen. Jauch and state Rep. Mary Hubler to be very careful in helping these people establish something in the name of a person or persons that were the victim of extreme malfeasance by officials.

Collusion of the worst kind

Olson responds

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Donna Barnes-Haesemeyer, Mayor City of Shell Lake

Charles S. Armstrong Shell Lake

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out to city council, states that none of this can be linked to this kind of club. So until you read this or another secondary-effects study and show it to me I can’t believe it. So if anyone out there wants to read my secondary-effects study stop on in and you will be welcome to read it. For organized crime some say that the city of Spooner is run by it, also drugs have been in this town for the last 26 years and longer that I know of, and then last but not least for the teenagers, if they are under 18 years of age, then maybe the courts and the cops should let the parents handle that, like in back of the woodshed. Now for the 18-, 19-, 20-year-old kid we should give them a place to go other than just going to war and fight, or heaven forbid get hurt or worse get killed for freedom and all our rights, not just a few. I am going to try to get some of this fixed, by running for the city of Spooner City Council aldermen of Ward 1 so all you kids looking for a place to hang out vote for Kip R. Olson this April. If I am still here as I had some people tell me that the city is looking for a new bar so I can get out of town, well at least one city council member for the same ward I’m running for is telling people so they can try to get her papers signed to rerun in April. Like some say and myself said or-

ganized crime is here. Just to let them know our bar is for sale for $250,000. I will be out of town in 30 days. I thought, well, it is close to what the city spent on the old feed mill here on Front Street in town, if I am not mistaken that was around $230,000. That will maybe bring three or four jobs to town, unlike Wal-Mart would bring about 100 or more jobs, or the bike and walking trail for over $360,000 that will bring no long-term jobs. Did they use a secondary effect on these projects — I think not! I just think if they use this secondary effect on the type of business that I want, they must use it on all types of businesses in town, not just mine. As most of you know, all summer long the city has had the police park across the street to watch the four bars on the west end of Walnut Street, do two, sometimes three, walk in a night. You know that hurt all bars. So I had paper for the public to sign. In about one and a half months I got about 500 people to sign it. In a nutshell, I’m saying that it hurts not only my bar but all bars in town. Well, I said what I thought was needed to be said. Thank you for your time.

Jonathan D. Carlson, Bass Lake, and Kara A. Palfe, Bass Lake. Jason C. Purdy, St. Paul, Minn., and Lori S. Needels, St. Paul, Minn. Kenneth F. Smith, Spooner, and Colleen J. Brown, Spooner.

Brian L. Smith, Spooner, and Kimberly M. Martin, Spooner. Jay C. Hanson, Spooner, and Sandra L. Magin, Spooner. Steven D. Zehm, Bashaw, and Heather A. Anderson, Bashaw. Matthew V. Gellenbeck, Guthrie, Okla., and LouCinda R. Zacharias, Crystal. Amado C. Carmona, Spooner, and Trisha-Rae L. Carlson, Spooner.


Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners

Dec. 28 - $30 Nancy Erickson, Spooner Dec. 29 - $30 Paul Donatell, Spooner Dec. 30 - $30 Brenda Reidt, Shell Lake Dec. 31 - $30 Barb Smolinski, Chaska, Minn. Jan. 4 - $30 Craig Furchtenicht, Sarona Jan. 5 - $30 Gloria Butterfield, Shell Lake Jan. 6 - $30 Caren Olsen, Shell Lake Jan. 7- $30 Sue Schweickert, Hayward Jan. 8 - $30 Janet Donatell, Shell Lake

Shell Lake Pharmacy Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

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Thanks to public works

I would like to compliment the Shell Lake City Council Public Works Committee for looking out for the Shell Lake residents’ safety and welfare. During their monthly committee meeting on Jan. 6, they investigated why the Shell Lake roads had not been plowed until midafternoon on Dec 24. Jeff

Parker explained that he was going to wait until the next day, when it had stopped snowing. In retrospect, Jeff stated this was a mistake. Thank you public works committee.

Mission one has been accomplished! Gratitude is extended to all of you that responded to our plea for help in this matching-funds offer. We needed to raise $2,000 by Dec. 31. You answered our call and $2,300 was raised. Our second mission is to raise another $3,000 prior to April 15. Largely due to a generous donation of $1,000 in January, we are already $1,300 into this

second mission and need $1,700 more. Thank you so very much for your help and please help in getting us to our second goal. Any donations can be mailed to: Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 492, Spooner, WI 54801. Any questions please call: 715-635-4771.

Habitat mission one accomplished

• During 1949 admittances including births at Shell Lake Hospital were 1,236, and the average daily census was 10.8. There were 240 births. Services on discharge included medical 406, major surgical 99, minor surgical 193, obstetrical 236, orthopedic 24 and gynecological 31. • Births announced at the Shell Lake Hospital were Lois Anne, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ullom, Shell Lake; Michael Joseph, to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Campbell, Lampson; Timothy Francis, to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Brabec, Shell Lake; and Jerome Joseph Jr., to Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Vranik, Spooner. • Tickets went on sale for $2.25 at Masterjohn Lakeview Pharmacy for the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce-sponsored trip to the Ice Capades at the St. Paul Auditorium. Fifty reserved seats were available. • The Shell Lake city basketball team would be meeting up with the team from Lewis. To date the local team boasted of victories over Cumberland, Stone Lake Indians and two wins over Almena.

1960 - 50 years ago

• Births at the Shell Lake Memorial Hospital were a son to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Nordeen; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bergman; a daughter, Julie Louise, to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Smyth; a daughter, Rebecca Ann, to Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Rounce; and a son to Mr. and Mrs. Duane Goetzel. • The Rev. George R. Pape moved to Shell Lake to serve the congregations of the St. John’s Lutheran and Coomer Memorial Lutheran churches. • Mark Nichols, Sarona, retired from the Northwestern Railroad after 15 years of service. • After Jan. 14 all pupils in grades K-6 would be housed in the new elementary schools except those attending Bashaw and Brickyard schools.

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Thanks for supporting senior centers

Washburn County is known to be a vacationland/retirement area. As such, we have many part-time residents as well as full-time residents including the disabled and those in their retirement years living on a limited income. Due to the economic times including loss of jobs, you see more people retiring earlier. The state previously predicted the percentage of population of the elderly to only increase. Years ago, the Washburn County Board of Supervisors had the forethought to enhance their community creating gathering places as a service to its

Register Memories

1950 - 60 years ago

Dan Hubin Shell Lake

1970 - 40 years ago

• Ted Brevik, University Extension engineering specialist, held a meeting to present down-to-earth discussion of new dairy barn construction for those planning to build a new barn or remodel their present barn. • The FFA Conservation Club held its annual Father-Son Fishing Contest on Big Kegama Lake near Sarona. More than 300 fish were caught. Prizewinners were Bob Washkuhn, Phil Odden, Gary Gramberg and Jerry Thompson in the member division; and Mrs. Hubert Smith, Cliff Thompson, Bob Washkuhn and Hubert Smith in the adult division. • Mrs. Frank Neuman was an area Avon representative. • Marilyn Ekern, Shell Lake, was a Barron County Campus Chargerettes that provided entertainment and enthusiasm during halftime at the Charger basketball games.

1980 - 30 years ago

• William and Marsha Lamphere, Siren, were the parents of the first baby born at Shell Lake Indianhead Memorial Hospital in 1980. Christopher William was born Jan. 4 and weighed 9 lbs., 6-1/2 oz. Dennis Schraufnagel, president of the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce, presented the parents with a check from the chamber for $50 and a dozen red roses. • A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Albee at the Shell Lake Indianhead Memorial Hospital on Jan. 7. • Despite the below-zero temperatures, Fehr Trucking Co., from Eau Claire, laid in place the prestress beams for St. Joseph’s new Catholic Church on 5th Avenue in Shell Lake. • The engagement of Jill Marie Smith to Donn Schlapper was announced.

1990 - 20 years ago

• Although the Washburn County Register newspaper completed its 100th year of covering the news and events of

residents. These gathering places are in Birchwood, Minong, Shell Lake and Spooner and are known as senior centers. As in the past, the Washburn County Board of Supervisors has continued to financially support these senior centers, their programs, staff and services. The county board of supervisor’s job is a tough balancing act, especially at this time. I applaud them for their continuing recognition and support of this type. Sally Peterson Shell Lake, Washburn County Resident

the Shell Lake area in 1989, being founded in Spooner in 1888, an open house was held at the Shell Lake Community Center to celebrate the anniversary. • Kim Kallenbach returned to Vance Air Force Base, Okla., after spending leave at the home of her parents, Dan and Judy Kallenbach. • Shell Lake Elementary students were in the giving mood during the holiday season. Students raised $73 for the Leukemia Society of Milwaukee by depositing coins in a red school bus during the Coins for a Cure campaign. Students also collected four large boxes of food for the Washburn County Food Pantry. • A $12,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation was awarded to halfway houses in Shell Lake and Spooner. The grant was used at the Indianhead Residential Care Facility in Shell Lake and SunShadows, near Spooner. Roger Sweeney was the director of the facilities.

2000 - 10 years ago

• Haylee Hall, Shell Lake senior, was selected to receive the Award of Excellence from the Women’s Sports Advocates of Wisconsin. Hall lettered in volleyball, basketball and track while maintaining a 3.79 grade-point average. • Barbara Featherly, Shell Lake, and Julie Purdy, Sarona, were named to the dean’s list at UW-BC. • Farm-fresh eggs for $1/dozen were available at the Cenex Feed Store in Shell Lake. • Brittney Renee, infant daughter of Lisa and Ryan Wellvang, was baptized. Her sponsors were Linda Stodola and Renee Zimmerman. A reception was held at Aunt Marilyn Zimmerman’s.



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Wednesday, Jan. 13 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. Thursday, Jan. 14 • The Shell Lake Lions Club will meet, 6:30 p.m., at the Shell Lake Community Center. • United Ostomy Association local support group meeting, 1:30 p.m., at the Spooner Health System. • Fibromyalgia/CFS/Chronic Pain Support Group of Barron County meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Chetek Lutheran Church, Chetek. Coffee and refreshments served. Educational materials available to sign out. Call 715-651-9011 or 715-237-2798 for further information. • Free breastfeeding classes, 1:30 p.m., Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. Sponsored by Washburn County Health Department. Please call Washburn County Health Department at 715-635-4400 to register or for additional information. • The Washburn County Chapter of Wisconsin Right to Life monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at Spooner Church of the Nazarene, located at N4584 Hwy. 253. Friday, Jan. 15 • Second-annual Winter Environmental Film Festival sponsored by Happy Tonics Inc., at 1 p.m., Lakeland Manor, 201 2nd Ave., Shell Lake. “MicroCosmos,” an environmental film about the little creatures that inhabit the earth, will be shown. Film features beautiful close-up photography of a little-known world. Open to residents and seniors. Refreshments will be served. Registration or questions, call Mary Ellen Ryall 715-468-2097 or e-mail: Saturday, Jan. 16 • The Indianhead Writers meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the Northwind Book and Fiber in Spooner. Anyone interested in writing is invited to attend. For more information, call Mary at 715-468-2604. • Haugen Area Historical Museum, 311 W. 3rd St., Haugen, will be open from noon to 4 p.m. for a special winter viewing date. Complimentary punch, coffee and mulled wine will be served. Admission is free. • Barronett Civic Club ice fishing on Shallow Lake from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Souper supper at the community center until 7 p.m. Dance with music by Last Page. Sunday, Jan. 17 • Shell Lake FFA ice-fishing contest, Bashaw Lake, noon to 4 p.m. Registration 10:30 a.m. • Boy Scout Troop 51 meeting, 6 p.m., at Shell Lake Masonic Lodge.

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The Shell Lake After-School Program needs volunteers to help: • Knitting or crocheting, once a week or once a month from 5:15 to 6 p.m. • Homework help from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Monday, Tuesday or Thursday with first- through sixth-graders. • Readers Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, to read to any student K-6 from 4:15-4:45 p.m. or from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. For more information, call Kris Brunberg at 715-4681206, ext. 1205. ••• Terraceview Living Center, looking for volunteers to help quilt tote bags, Monday afternoons, starting at 1 p.m., at Terraceview. ••• The Shell Lake Public Library is in need of a 10th- to 12th-grade student volunteer. Those interested would need to commit to a regular schedule and be motivated. This experience would look great on a college application. Please call Beth at 714-468-2074 for more information. ••• Indianhead Community Action Agency is looking for volunteers to help out in their thrift store and food pantry. Food pantry volunteers must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. ICAA appreciates help, whether it be for a couple of hours or days per week. Please stop in to their location at 608 Service Rd. and pick up an application or call 715-635-3975 for more information. Background checks are required for all volunteers. ••• The Washburn County Area Humane Society is looking for volunteers for the following activities: • Event planner to coordinate fundraising activities for the upcoming year. • Person to write thank-you notes to donors. • Person with computer skills to maintain membership and mailing lists For more information, call Penny at 715-635-4720 or e-mail ••• To publish a volunteer opportunity, submit it to us by Monday noon. E-mail it to, bring it to the office on Fifth Avenue in the mall or call 715-468-2314 . Please list the type of volunteer work you need, as well as dates, times and length of service. Make sure to include your contact information, including your name and phone number. When the volunteer position is filled, please let us know so we can take it off the list. This service is offered free of charge in an effort to bring the community together so those that are looking for help can find those that are looking to help.

Monday, Jan. 18 • Northern Lights Camera Club meets at 7-9 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St. (Hwy. K), Spooner. Presentation: What Makes a Great Photo by Larry Samson. Theme for the month is churches. Optional mentoring before the meeting from 6-7 p.m. Come with questions and/or expertise. Contact or Patricia at 715-466-4010. Tuesday, Jan. 19 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 will meet at 7 p.m. at the lodge. • Washburn County Chapter of Wisconsin Right to Life annual baby shower, 6-9 p.m., at 1st United Pentecostal Church in Spooner. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone welcome. Donations of new or used gift-wrapped baby items for ages newborn to 1 year are being accepted. Wednesday, Jan. 20 • Games and activities, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 4 p.m., at the library, 501 1st St., Shell Lake. The public is welcome. Thursday, Jan. 21 • The Washburn County Humane Society open board meeting will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the State Patrol headquarters in Spooner. Call 715-635-4720 for more information. • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting will be provided. • The Shell Lake Economic Development Corporation will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the city council chambers in the Shell Lake City Hall. • Second-Annual Winter Environmental Film Festival sponsored by Happy Tonics Inc., at 2 p.m. - Spooner Health System Activity Department, 819 Elm St., Spooner. Environmental film “Incredible Journey of the Butterflies.” Open to residents and family. Registration or questions, call Mary Ellen Ryall 715-468-2097 or e-mail:


Monday: Lifestyle weight management support group will meet at 4 p.m. Weigh-in, meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the dining room of Indianhead Medical Center in Shell Lake. Call Michelle Grady at 715-468-7833 for more information. Membership fee is $10 per year, dues 50 cents per week. • Partners of Veterans women’s support group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Counseling Associates in Siren, located across from the Burnett County Government Center. For more information, contact Julie Yaekel-Black Elk at 715-349-8575. • Monday and Thursday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Daily fee includes lunch and a program of crafts, exercise, games, music, quiet time, etc. For more information, call 715-635-4367. • First Friends Playtime, 10 a.m. to noon, Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm Street, Spooner. 715-635-4669. All families welcome. Snack provided. There is no fee to attend. • First and third Monday: Celebrate Recovery – Life Connections is a Christ-centered recovery program. Meetings take place each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Life Center at Spooner Wesleyan Church, Hwy. 70 West. For more information, call 715635-2768. Tuesday: Birth to Three Playgroup, 10-11:30 a.m., Lakeland Family Resource Center, Spooner. Casual and fun time for parents and children to meet, play and enjoy music with others. Snack provided. • Ala-Teen meets at 6:30 p.m. in the New Life Christian Center in Rice Lake. Use the back entrance. • Library Fun For Little Ones, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., Birchwood School Library. A time for stories, craft and a snack. No age minimum or maximum for participants. • Women Healing Women support group at Time-Out Family Abuse Outreach Office, every other Tuesday starting May 5, 45:30 p.m. For survivors of domestic abuse and/or sexual abuse. Free, confidential, closed after first session. For more info or to register, contact Time-Out Family Abuse Shelter Outreach office at 103 Oak St., Spooner, WI 54801, 715-635-5245. Wednesday: Lakeland Family Resource Center open from noon to 3 p.m. • Kids/Parentime at Lakeland Family Resource Center, every Wed. from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn, discuss, and share ideas on topic of the day. Short parent ed. segment at 10:30 a.m. and a parent/child activity. • Al-Anon meeting welcomes all, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Please use back door. • 9 a.m. to noon, sewing at Shell Lake Senior Center. Thursday: AA meets at 7 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, Minong. • Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake. • Library Fun For Little Ones, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Shell Lake Public Library. A time for stories, craft and a snack. No age minimum or maximum for participants. ••• Domestic abuse and sexual assault are crimes. Time-Out provides free, confidential victim support. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence in a relationship, please call 800924-0556. The Genealogy Research Room in Shell Lake is closed for the winter. Special openings can be made by calling either 715635-7937 or 715-635-6450, weather permitting.

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on CTH B, 2 blocks off Hwy. 63. All meetings are nonsmoking Sunday, 10 a.m. AA 6 p.m. AA Monday Noon AA 5 p.m. GA Tuesday Noon AA 7 p.m. AA Wednesday 1 p.m. AA 7 p.m. NA Thursday 1 p.m. AA Friday 2 p.m. AA 7 p.m. AA Saturday Noon AA 7 p.m. AA Fourth Saturday of every month, Pin Night with 5:30 p.m. potluck and 7 p.m. meeting.


by Beth Carlson, Shell Lake Public Library director Pizza party Students in grades 6-12 are invited to a pizza party on Friday, Jan. 22, after early release from school. Students will enjoy pizza, fruit and drink, play Wii games, board games and/or card games. Students may ride the bus to the library if they have permission. The program will end about 2:30 p.m. Early-release pizza parties are sponsored by the AODA committee of Washburn County and the Shell Lake Public Library providing students with a safe, alcohol- and drug-free activity. Increase in fines As of Jan. 1, the library will increase its fines on books, books on CD, playaways and magazines from 5 cents per day to 10 cents per day with a maximum fine of $5 Emma Bennis, Delayna York and Josh Zilly enjoy on each item. the Wii at a Shell Lake Public Library early-release Story hour pizza party. — Photo submitted Library Fun For Little Ones is every Thursday from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Children and their caregivers will learn the love of reading, make a craft and enjoy a snack. Drop-ins welcome, no need to sign up. Web site You can check due dates and fine status, renew mateWASHBURN COUNTY — An employment sperials, keep a log of materials you’ve read, place holds cialist from the Office of Veterans Services – Departon materials we or another library own at ment of Workforce Development – is now coming on and click on Library Catalog a routine basis to the Washburn County Veterans Online. Make it one of your favorites. Service Office to assist veterans searching for work. Join the Friends of the Shell Lake Library can be made for the second and Appointments Would you like to help the library thrive? This is your fourth Thursday of each month and are scheduled beopportunity to make a difference in your library. Join tween 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. They are held in the large the Friends group. Friends raise funds for programming conference room at the Washburn County Highway and big-ticket items that the library normally cannot afDepartment building located at 1600 CTH H, ford, plan and host children, teen and adult programs Spooner. and just help the library become the best library around. To schedule an appointment call Gregory Parr at Don’t wait. Contact Sue at 715-468-7014 today. 715-836-3046 or e-mail gregory.parr@dwd. Winter library hours Monday, noon to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; If you have questions about finding a job, making a Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; resume, unemployment or vocational rehabilitation, Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this is a way to have your questions answered. — from WCVSO

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The following is a bit of trivia taken from “Odd Wisconsin: Amusing, Perplexing and Unlikely Stories from Wisconsin’s Past” by Erika Janik. Odd Wisconsin began as a blog on the Wisconsin Historical Society Web site on Jan. 12, 2004. • “Buying the farm” took on a literal meaning in the early 20th century when the Wisconsin Colonization Company began to offer made-to-order farms in northern Wisconsin. The farm came with a house, barn, a cow, two pigs, six chickens, a set of tools and seed. • Chicago, Wisconsin? When the founding fathers imagined the Midwest in 1787, they agreed that any northsouth border between new states should be drawn through the southerly bend of Lake Michigan. If this had actually happened, everything north of the line, from Gary, Ind., to Davenport, Iowa, would be in Wisconsin today. Living as close to the Minnesota border as we do, there are many a house that is divided between loyalties to our state football team, the Green Bay Packers, and the Minnesota Vikings. I confess that on one of my visits to see my granddaughter, Adalyn, in Minnesota, I sang parts of “On Wisconsin” to her while her parents were at work. Not only is “On Wisconsin” the university fight song, it has also been designated as the official state song of Wisconsin. One of Wisconsinites favorite greetings is “Cold enough for ya?” To each other we may say, “Yup, it’s a little chilly today.” It can get cold in Wisconsin. In fact, in the winter if it warms up to 40 degrees above zero we wash our cars. We consider a day that is 15-28 degrees as a really nice day. An excuse for not making it to work can be, “I forgot to plug in my car.” And our biggest accomplishment for the day might be getting our car started. Well, if it gets so cold in Wisconsin that cows automatically produce softserve ice cream, some tough Wisconsinites may have to invest in warmer winter clothing.

Merger plan approved

SHELL LAKE — In the fall of 2009, John Biver, board president of Shell Lake Cooperatives, and Dale Scheps, board president of Country Pride Cooperative, announced that their two cooperatives entered into merger discussions. The two leaders of these very strong organizations are pleased to announce the merge vote has been approved. Informational meetings were held in

mid-December, and a special meeting was held Jan. 7 to count the ballots for the proposed merger. The vote was in favor of the merger by a very strong 80-plus percent at each cooperative. The effective date of the merger is April 1. The boards of directors extended their gratitude to members for their support. — from Shell Lake and Country Pride Cooperatives

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The Miracle of Five Babies

by Mary B. Olsen, Shell Lake In the wee hours of the 28th of May 1934, a farmhouse near the village of Corbeil, in Ontario, Canada, was the scene of great activity. Dr. Allan Dafoe had arrived at the home, where he examined Elzire, a mother of five children. She showed signs of commencing labor. He knew there was a fetal abnormality, most likely twins. He asked the father, Oliva Dionne, to go and bring Aunt Donalda LeGros and Madame Benoit LaBelle, who acted as midwives in the area. They came quickly. With their help, five tiny girl babies were born. The first three were a bit larger than the last two. They did not weigh or measure the infants. The doctor laid them one by one at the bottom of the bed and the midwives tended to them. He had his hands full taking care of Madam Dionne, who had gone into shock. It was two hours before he could turn his attention to the babies. He had assumed they were too small and delicate to live.

The house where the Dionne quintuplets were born is now a museum. — Photo by Mary Olsen

The quintuplets were immediately wrapped in cotton sheets and old, soft napkins. They borrowed a wicker basket from a neighbor and lined it with heated blankets. They set it on the open door of the cookstove in the kitchen. The women took each baby, one at a time, out of the basket, and massaged her with olive oil. For the first 24 hours, they were fed drops of boiled water sweetened with corn syrup. The next day they found a laundry basket that was a bit larger, and lined it with hot water bottles. The doctor ordered a formula of cow’s milk, boiled water, corn syrup, and one or two drops of rum for a stimulant. The wee babies were given constant attention. The bedroom was turned into a nursery for the quints and the family was in a state of turmoil. The news spread in Ontario and into the larger world. The doctor, the family

The Dionne quints with their parents. — Photo submitted

and the tiny babies were the top of the news ahead of things like kingdoms and nations and war and the great Depression. Gifts arrived and reporters stormed the little village and the modest farmhouse trying to get information and pictures of the infants. Incubators arrived from Chicago. Doctors and ordinary folks offered advice. It was a media blitz never before seen. In those days, infant deaths, especially premature babies, happened often. The quintuplets survival was miraculous. People prayed for the quints. Folks grabbed up newspapers and listened to the radio for any news of the babies. Immediately, Americans joined in, and they hoped and prayed for the tiny babies. Everyone knew their names: Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne. It soon became apparent that the family had to be protected from the public. By the time the quints were four months old, the Canadian government had intervened and declared the parents unfit to care for the quints. It was something that had never before been done. Dr. Dafoe and two other people were appointed and assumed guardianship for two years. It was extended later. They claimed it was to ensure the babies survival. They also saw it as an opportunity, and they built a tourist industry around the quintuplets. The Dafoe Hospital and Nursery was built and the babies lived there with their new caregivers. By the end of September, the infants were separated from their family and placed in the new building. There was a nine-room nursery. The staff included a housekeeper, two maids, three nurses and three policemen. The

area was surrounded by a barbed-wire fence. Tourists could view the little girls at play like zoo animals. The children were reared on a strict routine with little outside influence, excluding even their parents and family members. On occasion, family was brought to visit, but the family found it almost impossible to have a relationship with them because of the catastrophic changes they made in their lives. The quints were big. An estimated 3 million people walked through their gallery, some 6,000 people a day from 1936 until 1943. Souvenirs were sold. There were quint cups, books, candy bars, dolls, even stones from the Dionne farm that sold for 50 cents each. They estimate the quints brought in a million dollars in 1934, and 51 million to Ontario. Better than Niagara Falls. The

Miracle babies. — Photo from Wikipedia

50/50 winner Grace Anderson found it profitable to attend the Lakers game against Webster. She won $46 in the 50/50 raffle and was presented the money by junior Amanda Hagen at halftime. The raffle is a fundraiser for the junior class at Shell Lake. — Photo by Larry Samson

Clothing that was worn by the quintuplets is on display at the museum. — Photo by Mary Olsen

quints, as they grew, were featured in movies in 1936 and 1938, posed for photos, endorsed products, and made personal appearances. They launched a ship in Duluth. They met famous movie stars. The Dionne family won back custody of the girls in 1943. They built a house, a brick mansion, with all the modem conveniences, paid for with money given to the quints. They lived there until they separated when they were 18. Their farmhouse was moved in 1960, to a place on Hwy. 11B, and again in 1985, to North Bay. In a parklike area, it is open to the public, and it includes a museum and a gift shop. The quintuplets were the first known to survive infancy and the only quints ever recorded. They say quintuplets are born once in every 50 million pregnancies. It happened before test-tube babies. They were identical, from one egg, and were the only quintuplets to become adults. Their lives were rather unhappy, as they were forced to cope with their institutionalized upbringing and all the publicity. Emilie was the weakest of the five, and suffered epileptic seizures. She died Aug. 6, 1954, at the age of 20. Marie died of a blood clot in Montreal, Feb. 27, 1970. Yvonne suffered from cancer and died June 23, 2001. Annette and Cecile celebrated their last birthday together in 2009. They had children, and one had a set of twins. The Dionne quintuplets were miracle babies. It’s not just one miracle, but also a series of miracles. Growing up, they were often the subject of conversation. My grandmother in Illinois kept clippings from the newspapers about the quints. My husband’s grandmother in Wisconsin kept a scrapbook of clippings on the quints. My aunt kept clippings. They were phenomenal. If you’re ever in Ontario, visit their museum.



Laker girls improving


SHELL LAKE — While their play improved, the Shell Lake girls basketball team still came up short in a pair of games last week, losing 44-36 to Webster and 56-28 to Clayton. “We’re improving,” remarked Laker coach Carlo Kumpula, “but we can’t get over the hump. We just need to keep working hard and playing together.” Steph Clark and Ashley Anderson led the scoring against Webster with 14 and 13 points, respectively, while Anderson also grabbed 14 rebounds. Jen Cassel and Emma Anderson each passed for three assists.

Ashley Anderson got this shot off and drew a foul from two Webster defenders, Mary Johnson and Jayme Mitchell. Anderson had 13 points for the game.

Alyssa Main, Webster got her hand up too late to block this shot from Stephanie Clark. Clark’s shot was good, making her the high scorer for the Lakers with 14 points. — Photos by Larry Samson

Stephanie Clark received a pass just out of the reach of the Webster defender, Michelle Gibbs, as she was breaking for a layup.


Boys basketball Fri., Jan. 15: DH at Cameron, 6 p.m. Tues., Jan. 19: DH at Siren (n/c), 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 22: At Turtle Lake, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 29: DH at St. Croix Falls (n/c), 7:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 2: DH at Northwood, 6 p.m. Fri., Feb. 5: At Clear Lake, 7:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. 8: Vs. Webster (n/c), 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 12: Vs. Clayton, 7:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 16: DH at Prairie Farm, 6 p.m. Fri., Feb. 19: Vs. Cameron, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 25: Vs. Turtle Lake, 7:30 p.m. Tues., March 2: Regional (Round 1) TBA Thurs., March 4: Regional (Round 2) TBA Sat., March 6: Regional final at Webster TBA Fri.-Sat. March 12-13: Sectional at Spooner, 6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., March 18-20: State at Madison TBA Girls basketball Fri., Jan. 15: DH at Cameron, 7:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 19: DH at Siren (n/c), 6 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 21: At Turtle Lake, 7:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 26: At

Against Clayton, the state’s sixthranked team, Ashley Anderson again led the offense with 14 points and seven rebounds while Emma Anderson added six points. Cassel had four assists and Clark made three steals. The Lakers hosted Prairie Farm on Tuesday and will begin a seven-game road swing as they travel to Cameron on Friday. The Lakers will not play at home again until Feb. 9. — submitted

Carissa Forsythe with a rebound. She is a freshman on the team who has stepped up to help out the varsity team.


Spooner, 7:30 p.m., (n/c) JV 5:45 p.m. Fri., Jan. 29: DH at St. Croix Falls (n/c), 6 p.m. Tues., Feb. 2: DH at Northwood, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 4: At Clear Lake, 7:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 9: Vs. Clayton, 7:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 16: DH at Prairie Farm, 7:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 23: Vs. Cameron, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 26: Vs. Turtle Lake, 7:30 p.m. Tues., March 9: Regional (Round 1) TBA Thurs., March 11: Regional (Round 2) TBA Sat., March 13: Regional Finals at Webster TBA Fri.-Sat., March 19-20: Sectional at Spooner, 6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., March 25-27: State at Madison TBA

Wrestling Thurs., Jan 14: Vs. Cornell/Gilman, 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 16: At St. Croix Falls, 9:30 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 21: At Northwood, 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 23: At Shell Lake Tourney, 10 a.m., Spring Valley, Cumberland, New Richmond, Spooner, Park Falls, Bloomer, Boyceville, Hudson. Thurs., Jan. 28: Vs. Cameron, 7 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 30: Pre-K-8 Youth Shell Lake Open, 9:30 a.m. Sat., Feb. 6: Conference at Cameron, 9:30 a.m. Sat., Feb. 13: WIAA Regional at Clear Lake TBA Tues., Feb. 16: WIAA Team Sectional at Ladysmith, 6 p.m. Sat., Feb. 20: WIAA Sectional at Osseo-Fairchild, 9 a.m. Thurs.-Sat., Feb. 25-27: Individual State at Madison Fri.-Sat., Mar. 5-6: Team State at Madison

Girls JH basketball Thurs., Jan. 14: Vs. Clayton, old gym, 5 p.m. Tues., Jan. 19: At Prairie Farm, 5 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 28: Vs. Turtle Lake, old gym, 5 p.m. Tues., Feb. 2: Vs. Northwood, 5 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 4: Vs. Clear Lake, 5 p.m. Mon., Feb. 8: Vs. Prairie Farm, old gym, 5 p.m. Tues., Feb. 9: At Clayton, 5 p.m. Tues., Feb. 16: At Cameron, 5 p.m. Fri., Feb. 19: Vs. Cameron, old gym, 5 p.m. Tues., Feb. 23: At Turtle Lake, 5 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 25: At Northwood, 4:30 p.m.




Boys still looking for first win by Larry Samson SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake boys basketball team dropped to 0-8 with a 56-29 loss to the 8-2 Clear Lake Warriors on Tuesday, Jan. 5, and a 56-26 loss to the 9-0 Clayton Bears on Friday, Jan. 8. Clear Lake came out and took an early 16-2 lead. Shell Lake outscored Clear Lake 18-16 in the next two quarters coming within 10 points at one time. They ran out of steam in the fourth quarter as the Warriors put 24 points on the

board, easily putting the game away. Shell Lake traveled to Clayton to face the No. 1 team on their home court. The Clayton fans packed the bleachers to support their hometown team and were not disappointed. Shell Lake played them close in the first quarter 14-9, but with one player short on the bench, they had only seven players. Brandon Degner, playing very tough on defense, got into foul trouble in the second half and left the game early in the fourth quarter. “It goes to show that we can play with the best of teams,” coach Bouchard said about the first quarter. “The bench becomes the deciding factor. They play to the last minute, they never give up.” The Lakers will be traveling to Cameron on Friday, Jan. 15, for a doubleheader and to Siren on Tuesday, Jan. 19, for a nonconference doubleheader. Cameron is 5-3 for the season 2-1 in conference play. LEFT - Jordan Forsythe and Ty Frisbie play defense against a high-powered Clear Lake offense. The Lakers held the Warriors to five points in the third quarter to get within 10 points after trailing by 17 points. RIGHT - Bob Scheu makes a supreme effort to keep the ball inbounds and to pass it off.

LEFT Aaron Druschba brings the ball downcourt for the Lakers to break the press. The Lakers have had a difficult time this season with the full-court press.

RIGHT - Brandon Degner goes up against a very tough defense under the basket. He did manage to get the shot off and drew a foul.

LEFT - With shots like this, Bob Scheu was the high scorer for the game with 13 points, a career high.

Photos by Larry Samson RIGHT -The basketball cheerleaders, under the direction of Anne Peterson, are midway through the season. They are (L to R): Sabrina Garcia, Sadie Gajewski, Taelor Schaffer, Emilee Organ and Allison Socha.




Lakers meet up with Falcons

by Larry Samson TONY — The Flambeau Falcons wanted to win this dual meet with Shell Lake in the worst way, when the teams met on the Falcons territory on Thursday, Jan. 7. The Falcons saw this as their chance to end Shell Lake’s chance for a seventh-consecutive conference championship. It was, after all, Flambeau who ended Shell Lake’s football streak and the Flambeau fans felt a victory was in their grasp when after the first six matches they led 24-6. The tide turned when Tyler Anderson pinned his opponent in the first period and their lead was cut in half. Drew Knoop had an easy pin and Shell Lake was just six points down. Colten Kozial of Shell Lake trailed his opponent 6-1 and with only 30 seconds left it looked like Rocky Mckittrick of Flambeau had a win by a decision. Kozial took him down, and with 11 seconds left, Kozial pinned him. It was a dramatic turnaround for Shell Lake and the score was a tie. Flambeau forfeited the next round to Cavan Maher, and Caleb Schmidt came in and easily pinned Ryan Heavey with 1:45 in the first period to put the meet away for Shell Lake. The final score was 42-36.

Brian Marschall had his opponent, Nate Lund, down but could not pin him, and as often happens, Lund came back in the third round to pin Marschall.

The referee made it official as Tyler Anderson pinned his opponent, Nate Scharenbrock, with 24 seconds left in the first round.

The official pounds the mat just as Caleb Schmidt pinned Ryan Heavey of Flambeau. The six points put Shell Lake ahead 12 points and out of reach for Flambeau who lost to Shell Lake 42-36 in a close conference dual meet.

Photos by Larry Samson

Shell Lake 42.0 Flambeau 36.0 103: Jake Sweeney, FHS, won by forfeit. 112: Justin Maple, FHS, pinned Chris Kidder, SL, 1:14. 119: Peyton Shedd, FHS, decision over Dan Cassel, SL, 6-5. 125: Dillon Hopke, SL, pinned Isaac McKittrick, FHS, 3:20. 130: Tyler Villalpando, FHS, pinned Al Hopke, SL, 5:21. 135: Mike Scharenbrock, FHS, decision over Aaron Slinker, SL, 12-7. 140: Jordan Bainter, FHS, won by forfeit. 145: Tyler Anderson, SL, pinned Nate Scharenbrock, FHS, 1:36. 152: Drew Knoop, SL, pinned Dexter McKittrick, FHS, 1:48. 160: Colten Kozial, SL, pinned Rocky McKittrick, FHS, 5:49. 171: Michael Johnson, SL, won by forfeit. 189: Cavan Maher, SL, won by forfeit. 215: Caleb Schmidt, SL, pinned Ryan Heavey, FHS, 1:45. 285: Nate Lund, FHS, pinned Brian Marshall, SL, 5:46.

Hopke named MVP of tournament

by Larry Samson SUPERIOR — On Saturday, Jan. 9, Shell Lake traveled to Superior to participate in the Superior Spartan Wrestling Classic. Shell Lake came away with a third-place finish behind Eau Claire Memorial and Northwestern. If Caleb Schmidt had not incurred an injury in his first match, Shell Lake might have taken home the first-place trophy. Alec Hopke earned the MVP of the tournament and was a four-time Superior winner. Senior Michael Johnson won his third Superior championship. Coach Jim Campbell was very happy with the performance of his team this past week, stating “We have a lot of wrestling to go until the WIAA Regional in February.” Shell Lake will be hosting a conference dual with Cornell/Gilman on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. Saturday they will be at the St. Croix Falls wrestling tournament.

The Flambeau fans and wrestlers watched their chance of a victory over six-time conference champs, Shell Lake, vanish, as Colten Kozial came from behind and pinned Rocky McKittrick with 11 seconds left in the match. Superior Spartan Wrestling Classic Results for Shell Lake

103: Chris Kidder placed third and scored 5.00 team points. 119: Alec Hopke placed first and scored 25.50 team points. 125: Dan Cassel placed fourth and scored 9.00 team points. 130: Dillon Hopke placed fourth and scored 10.50 team points. 135: Aaron Slinker placed fourth and scored 0.00 team points. 145: Tyler Anderson placed third and scored 9.00 team points. 152: Drew Knoop placed first and scored 21.00 team points. 160: Colten Kozial placed second and scored 16.00 team points. 171: Michael Johnson placed first and scored 22.00 team points. 189: Caleb Schmidt placed sixth and scored 0.00 team points. 215: Marlo Fields placed second and scored 15.00 team points. 285: Brian Marshall placed third and scored 15.00 team points. The team placed third.

Timberland Archery Bowhunter League scores Traditional Roosevelt QDM: 501 Bone Collectors: 460 Eyesore: 368 Putz’s : 313 Women’s Red Brick 2: 570 Red Brick 1: 424

Men’s Granite Electric: 726 Shlitz: 722 Laury Boys: 712 Sparish Taxidermy: 704 Shell Lake State Bank: 698 King: 666 Close Encounters: 636


by Marian Furchtenicht

Many were disappointed on Sunday when the Packers got beat. It was out with the old and in with the cold so far in 2010. It’s been taking lots of fuel. I’ve been keeping warm just putting wood in the stove. I see the deer are following trails. Their poor legs must be just raw, walking or running with that ice layer down in the snow. In spite of the cold, folks have been snowmobiling, ice fishing, skiing and hiking. At this writing it’s much milder finally, but snowing. Bob Helmer, West Bend, and Bonnie Helmer and friend Carl celebrated their Christmas at Bev’s New Year’s weekend. Marlene Hansen spent 10 days in Minot, N.D., at Krista and Karl Okonek’s. Due to weather she was stuck at the airport in the Twin Cities for 10-1/2 hours Christmas Eve Day but said it wasn’t too bad, just watching people. New Year’s Eve I went with Russ and Nancy Furchtenicht to the first-annual ICHC dance at the Shell Lake Arts Center. The music was really great, lots of hors d’oevres, champagne at midnight, hats and noisemakers. I hear they booked the band again for next year so watch for the date of their second-annual dance. Gloria Frey, Mavis Schlapper, Elfreda West and I attended the Katty Shack breakfast last Tuesday. Next month it will be held at Economart in Spooner as the Katty will be closed. Shannon Kline, Menomonie, met Grandma Mavis Schlapper in Rice Lake to do some shopping on Friday and enjoyed a fish fry together at Nancy’s Café. Pam Cernocky, Elk Mound, visited at her mom’s on Saturday. Carol Sauer spent New Year’s Eve at daughter Carla and Rick Townsend’s in Centuria. Bob and Jeanie Hanson, Highland, Texas, and their two children were there, also Gary Sauer from Chula Vista, Calif. Later Gary came to Sarona and visited relatives and friends. The Freys, Tim, Alicia, Pat, Jan and Jeff got together at

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the folks, Anton and Gloria’s, Sunday and vacuum sealed and packaged their venison sausage that they had Joe Juza make. Anton and Gloria Frey took in Bob and Rudene Kruegar’s 50th wedding anniversary party with their family and the aunts and uncles, eating out at the 5 O’Clock Club on Saturday night. Many more happy years together is wished for them. Keep Aage Duch on your prayer list as he hasn’t been feeling so good. Bev and Jan were up from the Twin Cities on the weekend. Speedy get-well wishes to Greg Tomcak our farm employee who had hip replacement in Rice Lake on Monday. Elfreda West and I attended funeral services for Cathy Anderson at Faith Lutheran in Spooner. It was nice to see so many relatives. I got to visit with cousin Vernon and Bonnie Anderson from Idaho. Barron Electric employee Glen Hansen was around putting on new meter boxes in our area lately. Congratulations to Sarah and Shelby Fox, Cumberland, on the birth of a new son, Owen Albert, on Dec. 29. He joins siblings Ashton and Kiera. The proud grands are Jerry Kubista and Betty Rogers. Sympathy to the Mancl family in the death of George, 57, Bloomer, formerly of Haugen, after suffering a heart attack. His visitation was Sunday night at Appleyards Funeral Home in Rice Lake and funeral Monday at Trinity Catholic Church in Haugen, burial at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery. George was a fun person to be around. He loved fishing, hunting, dancing and music. Marlene Hansen and I attended the visitation. It was nice to visit and see Joan (Smith) Mancl, Hastings, Minn., the daughter of the late Marcy Smith. Marlene and I stopped at Country Inn for a bite on the way home and Norm and Donna Pokorny also stopped, so we visited with them while dinning. Phil Holman walked with son Brett and Casey Furchtenicht on their 10-miler for Boy Scouts on Saturday. Afterward, they ate chicken soup at Roger and

by Pauline Lawrence

Medical Center. Talking with Ann Johnson we find she has some great news to pass on to us. Her daughter, Cherie, got engaged over the Christmas holidays to Erik Amundson. Plans are for a May wedding. Congratulations to Cherie and Erik and also to Ann. New Year’s Eve Day found Mark and Noel Knoop, Bryan and Alecia headed for Illinois to spend time with Noel’s dad and many relatives and friends. They came home Sunday. Congratulations to Dirk Benzer upon his retirement as president of the Shell Lake State Bank. Dirk has made many accomplishments at the bank. Dirk was raised in Dewey Country and he and his wife, Sandy, continue to live in our community. May Dirk and Sandy have many years of happy enjoyment. Talking with Kathy Spears we find their daughter, Kara, had a New Year’s party at their home for school friends. Kara will graduate from Shell Lake High School in the spring. We find Trina (Spears) Granzin will be going back to subbing after enjoying her little daughter, Brooke, for a few months. Janie (Quam) Lauterbach comes out to her folks, the Warren Quams, with her son, Noah, and she bakes and makes meals quite often with her honey coming with his two sons for supper. A great family time. Please keep Cecil Melton in your special thoughts and prayers for a good recovery. Cecil recently has been to Marshfield due to his heart. He is retaining fluids in his lungs and also has asthma. As of this writing, Cecil is a patient in the Shell Lake hospital but is expected to go home early this week. Cecil is very well known in the area as he and wife, Evelyn, used to own our present farm. It’s too bad we can’t forget our troubles as easily as we forget our blessings. Table Talk: What one terrible thing has happened in your life that you wish you could forget and can’t? All you fishermen and women, please mark on your calendar Jan. 17. Yes, the Shell Lake FFA will be having an ice-fishing contest on Bashaw Lake from noon to 4 p.m. A new ice shack will be going home with one lucky fisherman for the biggest fish. There are also lots of prizes for various fish caught. There will also be hourly prizes and a raffle with over $500 in prizes with the top prize being a new ice auger. For more information, see the ad in this week’s Register. Get those kids out to have a wonderful afternoon of fun and make some good memories. Beth and Gary Crosby had all their children and families in for Christmas. There were Shorty and Melissa Crosby, Tyler and Katie Ann, Tom and Sunshine Crosby,

Isaac and Josie and Chad and Ashley Crosby and son Chase. A week ago Saturday found Garry and Beth driving to Owen to Rick and Susie Eloranta’s and family for a Christmas get-together. Wednesday Beth attended the Clam River Tuesday Club meeting at Lida Nordquist’s. Beth says all her children were home for New Year’s. This Saturday, Garry and Beth Crosby attended a 90th birthday party for Marvel Bergman at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Cumberland where a party was given in her honor. Beth tells us grandchildren Tyler and Katie Ann now have their animals for the show and sale and the weigh in for them has been done. Now it’s up to these youngsters to do the best possible job with their steers for first prize. Good luck to all of you. Scatter Sunshine. Have a great week!


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OPEN HOUSE Dorothy Lashmett’s 80th Birthday! Date: Saturday, January 23, 2010 Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: United Methodist Church 135 Reinhart Drive Shell Lake, Wis. 503179 21-22rp

It’s mighty cold here in God’s Country, isn’t it? Yes, we’re in a deep freeze for the last week or so and we all sure know it. If the cold don’t get ya, the wind will and it wouldn’t take long to freeze those cheeks. Ah well, after all we live in the four seasons and we’re all tough, aren’t we? Happy birthday to our brother, Roger Lawrence, on his special day, Jan. 22. Have a wonderful day, Roger. A very happy birthday to Ella Friendt and to Myrna Atkinson on their special day, Jan. 21. Have a wonderful day, ladies. Last Sunday I headed for Eau Claire to see my Sunshine and the Cramer family, staying over until Wednesday evening. Sunshine is coming along now, being tube fed and also eating much better. He continues to stay with our daughter, Paula, and she takes such good care of him and she is our angel. At 1 a.m. Thursday morning found our son, Richy, and friend Bob Schultz heading for a big deer auction in Illinois. And on the way they ran into snow, rain and freezing. Son said he saw many, many cars and trucks in the ditch and semis overturned in the ditch. Top speed was 40 miles an hour and Richy said that was pushing it. Ya, you know when you’re young nothin’ is a problem you can’t take care of but when you get a little older and have more sense we have a tendency to back away from those kinds of problems. The two guys came home in the wee hours Saturday morning. Talking with my sister, Dot, in New Berlin, she says they got over 10 inches of snow lately, but thank goodness no rain. They tell us the economy is getting stronger now but lots of layoffs yet. On TV they said there are 15 million people out of work, and now UPS is going to lay off 1,800 workers. Is there no end? News from the Fjelstad Palace finds Kris attending her Lifestyle meeting Monday. Tuesday, Jeff Larson visited Bob and Kris. Wednesday Kris attended the Clam River Tuesday Club meeting at Lida Nordquist’s. Ya know those gals do a super job of helping so many people and it’s a great club. Later that evening found Kris, Beth Crosby, Dixie Andrea and Judy Leonard enjoying a comical movie in Siren. Later they all enjoyed supper together at Adventures. Friday Cherie Dorweiler ventured out in the cold to visit Kris and Bob. Saturday Kris and Bob went to Emily Dorweiler’s third birthday party along with many other relatives and friends. Kris tells me the fish aren’t biting on Bashaw Lake now. Maybe they froze in this deep freeze we are having. Our Dewey Country nurse Diane Hulleman recently had cataract surgery in Rice Lake and at this time she is doing well and ready to go back to work at Lakeview

Cindy’s that Casey got together. Linda Furchtenicht went along with her folks, Randy and Coriene Slabaugh, and also picked up sister Carrissa in Independence to Indiana on Thursday to attend Grandma Millie Miller’s funeral, Coriene’s mom. Roads were terrible, took 14 hours instead of 9-1/2. They came back on Sunday. Craig and Amy Furchtenicht attended a Land O’Lakes seminar at Wisconsin Dells on Wednesday and Thursday. Elaine Ryan and Rocky Furchtenicht had her kids in for a late Christmas last Monday. This Saturday they had her sibling Christmas at brother Wayne and Kris Weitzenkamp’s in Shell Lake. Attending were sisters Sally, Betty, Amy and husband Buddy, late sister Linda’s husband Jessie Fields and their three children and Elaine’s children Nate and Danielle. John and Mary Marschall and Brady stopped by Thursday. They had snowmobiled to Barronett for lunch for John’s 45th birthday. Friday evening I went with them as did Brady’s girlfriend, Ashley Anderson, to Bona Casa where we met John’s mom, Wealthy Marschall, of Amery, to eat together for John’s birthday. Of course, it’s that time of year, those real estate tax statements arrived right along with the Christmas greetings, time to get income tax papers together. Happy birthday to Billy Pfluger, Bill Ripley, Paul Jachim, Danielle Anderson, Jolyn Wade, James Swanson, Eli Zaloudek and Ingrid Elliott, Jan. 14; Val Smith, Barb Haynes, Wanda Lindenberger and Jason Johnz, Jan. 15; Catherine Benham, Jan. 16; Tony LaVeau and Frank Anderson, Jan. 17; Allan Donetall, Jan. 18; Charlotte Campbell, Kurt Scribner and Tom Campbell, Jan. 19; Kimberly Doll, Wyatt Kemp and Ricki Olson, Jan. 20. I was reading in the Rice Lake paper that the most popular names for new babies there were Kayden and Isabella. Those old names have made a comeback!

Food, Friends, Family and Fun! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Hosted by Dorothy’s family members

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Rocks celebrate 65th anniversary

Abe Lincoln wasn’t a handsome man. He often joked about his homeliness. Once, in a debate, Douglas, a rival, called him “two-faced.” Lincoln turned to the crowd and said, “I leave it to you. If I had two faces, would I be wearing this one?” But there are some who have two faces. They’re saints abroad, but devils at home; they’re fair without, but foul within. You’ll find hypocrites in commerce as well as in church. But there’s one place where you’ll not find hypocrites – in heaven. The Bible says, “The hypocrites hope shall perish.”

Father Raymond H. Mortensen Jan. 17, 2005

Son Ray M. Mortensen Sept. 24, 2004

Death leaves a heartache, no one can heal, Love leaves a memory, no one can steal. When I see your graves, they are footprints of angels. Loving Daughter Sherri Mom 503332 21r,Lp Family Members

THE SHELL LAKE FIRE DEPARTMENT FIRST-ANNUAL ICE-FISHING CONTEST Saturday, January 30 - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. On Shell Lake CASH PRIZES FOR: • Largest Panfish • Largest Game Fish 1st Place:


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SHELL LAKE — Lt. Col. Albert and Joan Rock recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with family and friends at Glenview in Shell Lake. The Rocks first met on Nov. 1, 1943, in Shrewsbury, England, Joan’s hometown. Al was stationed at a chemical weapons storage site 12 miles out of town on property owned by Lord Leighton. Joan and Al got engaged on June 5, 1944, the day before the invasion of France. Al’s unit sailed for France three weeks later and it was not until January 1945 that he managed to return to England and

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marry Joan. After a two-week honeymoon in Stratford-upon-Avon and London, Al returned to Belgium and more fighting. The Rocks have one son, David, a family practice provider with Marshfield in Ladysmith. David and his wife, Anita, along with Al and Joan’s two grandchildren, Cailen and Jenna, reside in Shell Lake. Al is a resident of Glenview and Joan is a resident of Terraceview Living Center. — submitted Al and Joan Rock. — Photo submitted

by Helen Pederson

We are having one of those gray days again but they promise sun and warm weather later this week. It doesn’t melt the snow though, and we still have a lot of that. Our sympathy to the family and relatives of Algie Christensen, 94, of Woodbury, Minn., who passed away Friday at the Woodbury nursing home. She was the sister of Wesley Ullom, husband of Lillian Ullom. Funeral services will be at a later date. On Saturday we were treated to a lovely lunch here at Glenview for the 65th wedding anniversary of Al Rock and wife Joan. Congratulations. On Sunday were celebrated the birthday of Joan Wylette with cake and ice cream. Greetings, Joan. Saturday, Larry Winner of Solon Springs stopped to see Helen and Floyd on his way from a seminar for the Lions Club in Minneapolis, Minn. Shanda, houseguest of Jeff and Brenda Pederson, left on Friday for Hawaii where she will continue her classes for Bible school missionary work.

Arlys Santiago attended the funeral of Ken Reno last week. Jeff Pederson took his folks to Rice Lake for Floyd’s appointment with the veterans clinic there on Friday. The John Marschall family was busy gong to the Shell Lake wrestling matches last week, Flambeau on one day and Superior on Saturday. Good luck, boys! Peder Pederson spent Sunday with the Minot family. Judy and Myron Bolterman took their daughter, Amy, to Trinity Hospital in Minot, N.D., for her internship in ultrasound. She has been going to school in St. Cloud, Minn. The Boltermans spent Sunday afternoon and evening at Sue and Jim Schmitz’s to watch the Green Bay Packers/Arizona Cardinals game. That was quite a game, going good until the bitter end. It was good for the first part. Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime, and too sleepy to worry at night.

Free venison program available

SPOONER — The Department of Natural Resources is again coordinating a program to provide venison to anyone who wants it in Burnett and Washburn counties. It is expected that most of the meat will come for deer-damage shooting permits that will be issued in early February to farmers having more than $1,000 worth of damage in 2009 and expected to have more than $1,000 worth of damage in 2010. Wildlife manager Nancy Christel said willing hunters

may already have enough venison and would like to donate the deer they shoot. Individuals or families may accept as many deer as they will eat, she said, and are responsible for getting the deer processed. Recipients will be on the Willing to Accept Deer list all year. The DNR wildlife management staff is working with the public to develop the list. Using the list, hunters and venison recipients will need to make the necessary connections. Anyone who would like to be put on the donation list should call 715-635-4023 no later than Jan. 25. Persons should leave their full name and spelling, phone number and home town on the voice answering machine available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “If you do not process deer yourself, we have a list of year-round deer processers,” Christel said, “simply request this information when you call, and we will call you with or mail you the information.” Anyone who would like to learn how to process deer can check out a video at the Spooner library called “From Field to Freezer.” “This is our sixth year coordinating this local yearround deer donation program,” Christel said, “and we thank all the hunters who have donated deer!” — from DNR


Area churches Alliance

St. Francis de Sales

53 3rd Ave., Shell Lake Pastor John Sahlstrom Lay Pastor Richard Peterson Youth leader Luke Gronning 715-468-2734 Worship Service: 10 a.m. Youth Group, 7th - 12th grade: Sunday 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday Faith in Friends Club for K - 6th grade 3:15 - 5:30

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

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Northwoods Baptist W6268 Cranberry Dr., Shell Lake; 4 miles south of Spooner on U.S. 253 Pastor Adam Dunshee 715-468-2177 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday evening service: 6 p.m. Wednesday service: 7 p.m.

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


Episcopal St. Alban's

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

Full Gospel Shell Lake Full Gospel

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


Barronett Lutheran

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

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

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

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

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

Faith Lutheran

United Methodist

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

Lakeview United Methodist

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

Salem Lutheran, ELCA 803 Second St., Shell Lake Pastor Carol Ann McArdell 715-468-7718 www.shelllakesalem Sunday Worship: 8 and 10 a.m.; coffee and conversation: 9:15 a.m.; Midweek program: 3 yrs. - 6th grade: Wed. 3:30 -5:30

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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

Trinity Lutheran

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

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

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


Church of the Nazarene

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


Spooner Wesleyan Hwy. 70 W, Spooner Senior Pastor Ronald W. Gormong; Assistant Pastor Chopper Brown 715-635-2768 Sunday Worship: 9 a.m.; Sunday School and ABF’s: 10:30 a.m.; nursery provided; Celebrate Recovery, 1st and 3rd Mondays: 6:30 p.m.


Cornerstone Christian

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


United Methodist

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

Senior Menu

Monday, Jan. 18: Spaghetti, peas, garlic bread, brownie, milk. Tuesday, Jan. 19: Chicken-fried steak, country gravy, mashed potatoes, asparagus, cook’s choice dessert, bread, butter, milk. Wednesday, Jan. 20: Basil pork chops, rosemary pasta with garlic, spinach salad, dressing, ginger lime pear cobbler, bread, butter, milk. Thursday, Jan. 21: Split-pea soup, crackers, cranberry jelly, ham and Swiss sandwich, caramel apple bread, pudding, milk. Friday, Jan. 22: Sliced turkey, dressing, gravy, broccoli with cheese sauce, fruited gelatin dessert, bread, butter, milk. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Shell Lake Center, 715-468-7010, Teresa Dahlstrom, site manager/cook.



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Washburn County court news

Joshua M. Ash, Marshfield, disorderly conduct, $299.00. Woodrow J. Barbee, Winter, bail jumping, $100.00, probation, sent. withheld; violate harassment restraining order, $80.00, probation, sent. withheld; bail jumping, $300. Michael A. Berg, Siren, operating while under the influence, $1,231.00, local jail, license revoked, other sentence. Jonathan M. Carnes, St. Paul, Minn., possess drug paraphernalia, $299.00, other sentence. James M. Casler, Fox Lake, drive or operate vehicle without consent, $113.00, state prison, extended supervision. Jeffery A. Colegrove, Shell Lake, battery, $188.00, local jail. Bruce K. Colegrove, Spooner, county ordinance, $114.50. Maurice J. Corbine, Couderay, disorderly conduct, $263.50, local jail. Derek J. Daniels, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $100.00, probation, sent. withheld. Brian Danielson, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $249.00. Mario R. Estrada, Shell Lake, bail jumping, $100.00, probation, sent. withheld; disorderly conduct, $80.00, probation, sent. withheld Linda L. Fosberg, no address given, manufacture/deliver THC, $113.00, probation, sent. withheld, license suspended; possess with intent THC, $113.00, probation, sent. withheld, license suspended. Justin C. Frye, Spooner, operating while revoked, $198.00. Michael L. Grubbs, Trego, operating while under the influence, $1,219.00, local jail, license suspended, other sentence. Cory J. Gustafson, Rice Lake, possession of THC, $100, probation, sent. withheld; possess drug paraphernalia, $80.00, probation, sent. withheld. Richard E. Haynes, Sarona, operating while under the influence, $1,481.00, probation, sent. withheld, license revoked; OAR, $88.00, probation, sent. withheld. Michael R. Hessler, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $88.00, probation, sent. withheld. Jeffery P. Jurasz, disorderly conduct, $299.00. Dusten W. Kalakay, Spooner, criminal damage to property, $110.60, local jail; bail jumping, $303.60, local jail; contact after domestic abuse arrest, $108.14, costs. Markease L. Kilpatrick, Shell Lake, disorderly conduct, $204.00, local jail. James M. Krans-Jack, Chetek, possession of methamphetamine, $113.00, probation, sent. withheld, license suspended. Marc A. Kuechle, Spooner, battery, $299.00, probation, sent. withheld. Michelle D. Laflie, Hayward, reckless driving, endanger safety, $375.00. Chad C. Lehmann, Eau Claire, resisting or obstructing an officer, $249.00. Michael J. Lehouillier, Spooner, bail jumping, $88.00, local jail; disorderly conduct, $100.00, local jail; intimidate victim/dissuade reporting, $100.00, local jail.

Anthony P. Littleton, Spooner, issue of worthless check(s), $444.00, probation, sent. withheld; issue of worthless check(s), $88.00, probation, sent. withheld, twice. Alycia Livingston, Trego, disorderly conduct, $249.00. Shawn P. Mattson, Minong, criminal damage to property, $2,590.13, local jail, restitution, costs; disorderly conduct, $68.00, local jail, costs. Cynthia J. Meacham, AKA Cynthia J. Martin, Spooner, retail theft, $263.50. Jessica Metz, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $249.00. Daniel A. Meyers, Rice Lake, operating without valid license, $456.50. Philip J. Mundth, Reedsburg, operating without license, $198.00. Kellie J. Mykkanen, Spooner, criminal damage to property, $103.00. Robert L. Parker, Shell Lake, operating while under the influence, $904.00, local jail, license suspended. Steven L. Peckham, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $249.00. Barbara L. Rutzen, AKAPKA Barbara L. Fosberg, Minong, maintain drug trafficking place, $113.00, probation, sent. withheld, license suspended; manufacture/deliver THC, $113.00, probation, sent. withheld, license suspended. Jody A. Rutzen, Minong, manufacture/deliver THC, $113.00, probation, sent. withheld, license suspended. Wayne V. Ryan, Ladysmith, operating without valid license, $200.50. Ashley M. Sadowski, Rice Lake, disorderly conduct, $299.00, probation, sent. withheld. Shawn M. Smith, Spooner, criminal trespass to dwelling, $100.00, probation, sent. withheld; theft movable property, $80.00, probation, sent. withheld; criminal damage to property, $3,199.00, probation, sent. withheld. William R. Souter, Shell Lake, bail jumping, $125.00, probation, sent. withheld; child abuse, intentionally cause harm, $375.00, probation, sent. withheld; disorderly conduct, $80.00, probation, sent. withheld. Travis J. Stout, Shell Lake, disorderly conduct, $249.00. William A. Thornley, Spooner, retail theft, $263.50. Leslie K. Thurston, Spooner/Hayward, operating while under the influence, $1,219.00, state prison, license revoked, extended supervision; bail jumping, $125.00, state prison, extended supervision. Joshua E. Wallace, Spooner, burglary, arm self with dangerous weapon, $113.00, probation, sent. withheld; theft movable property, $93.00, probation, sent. withheld; criminal damage to property, $11,735.00, probation, sent. withheld. Mary L. Walters, Birchwood, operating while under the influence, $1,219.00, probation, sent. withheld, license revoked; bail jumping, $100.00, probation, sent. withheld; possess/illegally obtained prescription, $80.00, probation, sent. withheld. Michelle M. Abuhamed, Hayward, seat belt violation, $10.00.

Friendship Commons 118 4th Ave., Shell Lake

Friday, January 22 10 a.m. To Noon

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Discussion to be held on changes involved with Friendship Commons formerly known as Shell Lake Senior Center. Sponsored by Washburn County Unit On Aging

Gregory C. Achtor, Hayward, speeding, $186.00. David R. Anderson, Appleton, speeding, $175.30. Lisa J. Ash, Trego, sell tobacco product to a minor, $105.00. Jason R. Aubart, Hayward, seat belt violation, $10.00. Ellen J. Barry, Hayward, passing in no-passing zone, $198.60. Joshua J. Becker, Galesville, seat belt violation, $10.00. Daniel C. Bedard, Prior Lake, Minn., operate ATV without valid registration, $200.50. Thomas H. Beers, Spencer, illegally construct, use fail/remove or attach name/address or DNR number to unattended tree stand, $162.70. Rachel R. Bernier, Hayward, speeding, $175.30. Stephani A. Binder, Weston, Fla., speeding, $175.30. Sandra J. Bjurman, Shell Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Elizabeth A. Blackwood, Vandalia, Mich., speeding, $125.30. Thomas R. Bobak, Lakeville, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Stephen R. Bock, Maple Grove, Minn., speeding, $175.00. Timothy F. Brabec, Spooner, place/transport loaded firearm/vehicle, $258.10. Nicole R. Bressette, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Gerald A. Brock, Cameron, seat belt violation, $10.00; operating while suspended, $200.50. Donald G. Brown, Rice Lake, operate after rev./susp. of registration, $160.80. Adam J. Buchman, Shell Lake, reckless driving, endanger safety, $375.00. Tony E. Butterfield, Hudson, speeding, $200.50. Timothy J. Callahan, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00; operator failure to have passenger seat belt, $10.00. Timothy A. Callaway, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Derek M. Cardinal, Marquette, Mich., speeding, $255.70. Nancy R. Clark, Lakeville, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jeffrey M. Clausen, Bruce, speeding, $225.70. Anthony M. Coan, Spooner, operating while suspended, $186.00; reckless driving, endanger safety, $375.00. Ronald S. Collins, Trego, allow dogs to run at large, $199.70. Aubrey L. Cox, Hayward, speeding, $175.30. Pepper R. Craft, Lake Nebagamon, failure to stop/improper stop at stop sign, $183.30; nonregistration of vehicle > 10,000 pounds, $263.50. Thomas M. Crowley, Springbrook, failure to notify police of accident, $249.00. James E. Dassow, Fond du Lac, speeding, $175.30. James E. DeMontigny, Cumberland, seat belt violation, $10.00. Mark S. Deese, Madison, keep open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $200.50. Robert M. Dobczyk, Minong, nonregistration of auto, $160.00. Kristel L. Dodd, Grand Rapids, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Chase J. Durand, Fifield, seat belt violation, $10.00; speeding, $175.30; operating while suspended, $200.50. Jessica L. Dutcher, Hayward, speeding, $200.50. Harold A. Ebbole, Stone Lake, deposit or discharge solid waste on public or private property, $273.00, other fees. Ann R. Ellefson-Miller, Minong, speeding, $186.00. Leroy L. Elliott, Arena, speeding, $250.90. Jeremy E. Erickson, Trego, possess unlicensed bobcat, fisher, otter, $606.05. Richard H. Evans, Barronett, place, use, hunt wild animals with bait, $343.50. Casey C. Featherly, Trego, speeding, $200.50.

Donald J. Finucane, Chicago, Ill., seat belt violation, $10.00. Nicole M. Freitag, Hayward, speeding $175.30. John P. Fure, Danbury, seat belt violation, $10.00. Scott G. Gammon, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Charles T. Garvey, Solon Springs, speeding, $175.30. Lester R. Gates, Spooner, operating while suspended, $186.00. Steven R. Glassbrenner, Minnetonka, Minn., speeding, $175.00. Irene E. Goddard, Duluth, Minn., operating while under the influence, $803.00, license suspended, alcohol assessment. Duane J. Goldsmith, Stone Lake, speeding, $186.00. Michael G. Gotwald, Solon Springs, speeding, $175.30. Duane D. Grimm, Trego, seat belt violation, $10.00. Bonnie J. Gullickson, Bloomer, seat belt violation, $10.00. Adam W. Hajdasz, Rice Lake, reckless driving, endanger safety, $375.00. Elizabeth A. Halajcsik, Hayward, speeding, $175.30. Jessica L. Halverson, Spooner, operate without valid license b/c expiration, $148.20. Susan P. Handwerk, Woodbury, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Matthew T. Harris, Grantsburg, speeding, $438.00. Jolynn M. Headley, Farmington, Minn., operating while suspended, $186.00. Jay A. Higgins, Forest Lake, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Lynn V. Hoehn-Olson, Eau Claire, speeding, $175.30. Aurora M. Hogden, Washburn, seat belt violation, $10.00. Jeremy S. Holmes, Stone Lake, underage drinking, $263.50. Hopkins Sand and Gravel Inc., Webster, violate Class A highway weight limits, $201.74. Nicholas B. Hutchison, Dallas, place/transport loaded firearm/vehicle, $258.10. Philip B. Ierace, Springbrook, speeding, $175.30. Heather A. Jahnke, Sarona, speeding, $276.10. David A. Jarvis, Stone Lake, hunt game before/after hours, $263.10; place/transport loaded firearm/vehicle, $258.10. Roger W. Jewell, Spooner, operating while suspended, $186.00. Nathanial Z. Johnson, Hayward, underage drinking, $249.00, license revoked; possess open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $186.00. Nicole L. Johnson Weltzin, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Max E. Karl, Bayfield, operating vehicle without stopping lights, $162.70. Evelyn M. Kauffman, Hayward, reckless driving, endangering safety, $375.00. Jason R. Kerr, Boyceville, operating while suspended, $200.50. Shauna J. King, Shell Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Jennifer Kiser, Hayward, speeding, $160.80. David W. Knapmiller, Birchwood, failure to register dog, $154.50; dog at large, $154.00. Danielle M. Kobs, Cloquet, Minn., speeding, $200.50; operating while under the influence, $691.50, license revoked, alcohol assessment. Gary W. Kosloski, Siren, seat belt violation, $10.00. Daniel L. Krueger, Janesville, giver permission to operate ATV without registration, $200.50; operate ATV without valid registration, $200.50. Mark W. Krueger, Shell Lake, possess/loan/borrow another’s license, $303.30. Lynn A. Lazzaro, Rocky River, Ohio, speeding, $186.00. Chad C. Lehmann, Eau Claire, failure to notify police of accident, $249.00. James M. Lennon, Couderay, speeding, $160.80. Sally A. Levake, Phoenix,

Ariz., operating without valid license, $200.50.

Denise D. Lindenfelser, Springbrook, county/municipality disorderly conduct, $299.00. James W. Lindgren, Balsam Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Douglas W. Lindow, Eagan, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Troy J. Link, Huron, S.D., place/transport loaded firearm/vehicle, $258.10. Randy L. Love, Menasha, ATV operate with loaded firearm in vehicle, $213.10. Shana R. Lowrie, Birchwood, seat belt violation, $10.00. Justin M. Lowrie, Sarona, seat belt violation, $10.00. John P. Manship, Mahtomedi, Minn., speeding, $200.00. Eric A. Marquardt, Golden Valley, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Leonel Martinez, Comstock, owner’s liability, illegal pass school bus, $312.00. Michael A. Marucha, Shell Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Joseph K. Matthew, Cumberland, seat belt violation, $10.00. Mark D. Mayer, Hayward, speeding, $250.90. Laura M. McDonald, Superior, speeding, $175.30. Nancy A. McCutcheon, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Carl K. Meister, Danbury, discharge firearm from/across highway, $217.90. Steven G. Melton, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Glen D. Melton, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Lesa J. Melton, Springbrook, speeding, $175.30. Jon T. Milbrandt, Verona, speeding, $250.90. Melvin R. Miller, Shell Lake, place/transport loaded firearm/vehicle, $258.10. Shawn D. Milton, Elkart, Ind., seat belt violation, $10.00. Peter D. Money, Minong, reckless driving, endanger safety, $375.00. Nadia M. Moore, Rector, Ark., speeding, $200.50. Bruce J. Morin, Plymouth, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Erick D. Moschkau, Eau Claire, speeding, $175.30. Michael W. Musolf, Rice Lake, place/transport uncased firearm/vehicle, $217.90. Everett M. Myers, Marine on St. Croix, Minn., speeding, $236.40. Lisa A. Nagro, Ashland, speeding, $200.50. Gerald E. Nasi Jr., Ironwood, Mich., operating without valid license, $200.50; seat belt violation, $10.00. Nancy C. Neff, St. Germain, speeding, $175.30. Jennifer L. Nelson, Minong, seat belt violation, $10.00. Adam J. Nelson, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Jessica R. Ness, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Carrie J. Ness, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Christopher D. Newville, Gordon, speeding, $175.30. Trevor W. Nichols, Spooner, minor transporting intoxicants in motor vehicle, $249.00; drink open intoxicants in motor vehicle, driver, $249.00. Sharon I. Nyhus, Chippewa Falls, seat belt violation, $10.00. Daniel D. Olson, Sarona, disorderly conduct, $105.00, costs. Victoria M. Overstreet, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Angela M. Payne, Rice Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Caleb J. Pocernich, Spooner, speeding, $160.80. Adam J. Pocernich, Rice Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Terry S. Podulke, Spooner, speeding, $186.00. Heather M. Powell, Webster, seat belt violation, $10.00. Faith A. Powers, Trego, seat belt violation, $10.00. Malisa R. Price, Howell, Mich., speeding, $276.10. Dawn M. Prigge, Shell Lake, speeding, $200.50. Michael A. Pritchard, Eau Claire, speedometer violations, $175.30. Michael A. Prochaska,

Lakeville, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Suzanne A. Quaderer, Hayward, speeding, $175.30. David J. Rankin, Deerfield, keep open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $263.50. William E. Richardson, Minong, failure to stop at stop sign, $160.80. Ross A. Rosemark, Eagan, Minn., speeding, $255.70. Michael J. Rothstein, Spooner, failure to yield right of way from parked position, $160.80. Mildred J. Sabatke-Seabold, Rice Lake, give permission to operate boat without cert., $105.00, costs. Tina C. Salley, Minong, operating while under the influence, $803.00, license revoked. Stephen J. Schultz, Winter, speeding, $160.80. Lee J. Seeley, St. Croix Falls, seat belt violation, $10.00. Andrew F. Seever, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Bill T. Skoney, Oconomowoc, speedometer violations, $175.30. Douglas C. Smidl, Apple Valley, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Garrett P. Smith, Rice Lake, drink open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $136.00. Cynthia M. Smith, Spooner, speeding, $175.30. Mark E. Soderquist, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Christobal M. Soria, Hayward, seat belt violation, $10.00. Amanda M. Spreckels, Trego, seat belt violation, $10.00. Bethany L. Stellrecht, Shell Lake, speeding, $175.30. Kim P. Sundeen, Trego, seat belt violation, $10.00. Caitlyn L. Swanson, Shell Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Dennis J. Swartzentruber, Byron, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Joseph W. Taylor, Webster, vehicle equipment violations, Group 3, $175.30. Stephen J. Temple, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Jason D. Thompson, Shell Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Edward E. Thurstin, Minong, unlawful U/Y turn, $105.00, costs. Thomas M. Trump, Oglesby, Ill., possess fish 25 percent or less over limit, $435.50. Twilight Trucking and Dirt Work Inc., Spooner, nonregistration of vehicle, < 10,000 pounds, $175.30. Thomas L. Ullom, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Justin M. Ulrich, Dresser, speeding, $200.50. Kathleen F. Vadnais-Peckman, Trego, dogs running at large, $154.50. William M. Vogel, Spooner, failure to validate goose tag, $222.90. Charles D. Vogel, Spooner, failure to validate goose tag, $222.90. Robert A. Volz, Minong, raw forest products, overweight violation, $1,422.64. Troy P. Wagner, Menomonee Falls, speeding, $186.00. Tyler J. Wahlstrom, Cameron, speeding, $200.50. William B. Wallace, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30. James R. Wallner, Neenah, speeding, $200.50. Sherry L. Wesolowski, Rice Lake, speeding, $186.00. Cory D. Wiest, St. Michael, Minn., place/transport uncased firearm/vehicle, $217.90. Wayne T. Williams, Utica, Ill., possess any fish in excess of total daily bag limit, $435.50. Sandra J. Wold, Plymouth, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Paul A. Zahurance, Sarona, speeding, $186.00. Aaron J. Zehm, Spooner, underage drinking, $249.00. Steven D. Zehm, Shell Lake, operating while under the influence, $803.00, license suspended, alcohol assessment; operating left of centerline, $198.60. Duane R. Zehm, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00.


Lions provide Christmas cheer at TLC

On Dec. 21, members of the Shell Lake Lions Club made their annual visit to the Terraceview Living Center in Shell Lake to help the residents celebrate Christmas. Santa Claus Lion Jim Andreas and Mrs. Claus Marie Andreas distributed gifts and cards to all the residents.

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Barronett Civic Club members will be sponsoring the 23rd-annual Barronett ice-fishing contest this Saturday, Jan. 16, on Shallow Lake from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be prizes for the largest northern, bass, crappie and panfish. After the fishing contest, club members will be serving a souper supper at the community center until 7 p.m. There will be three different homemade soups to choose from. After supper, you will have a chance to dance the night away to the music of Last Page. A usually reliable source has informed me that the beautiful, glamorous, vivacious Ice Mavens will be at the fishing contest again this year. They will be checking out all the fishermen to find the one best qualified to wear the ice-fishing king’s crown this year. Last year, if you remember, local resident Dan Jaastad was chosen for this very prestigious award. As much as he has enjoyed the honor for this past year, I’m sure Dan will very graciously give up his crown for the next king selected — maybe. I had better not fail to mention that Jason Haugerud and Matt Melicar were chosen as princes last year. Pretty exciting stuff too, but not quite as exciting as being the king. We hope you can join us on Saturday. The ice-fishing contest, supper and dance are a great way to break up the monotony of a long Wisconsin winter. On Sunday, Jan. 17, members of Barronett Lutheran will be holding their annual meeting immediately after the worship service. If you are a member, please be sure to attend. There are important decisions to be made, and it would be great if everyone could be there to vote on various issues. If you are attending our church, but haven’t become a member yet, you are welcome to come and join in the discussion. Nonmembers are not eligible to vote, but we welcome your input. The women of the church will be hosting dinner immediately following the meeting. I may have mentioned this before, but we have some great cooks here in Barronett. So come for the worship service and stay for the meeting and dinner. You’ll be glad you did. Pooch and Ken Olson were back at their house in Barronett this past week. It was great to see them. They make themselves pretty scarce around here in the wintertime. After church on Sunday, they went to breakfast at the Red Brick with Ruth and Dick Grover and Judy and Tom Olson before returning to the comfort of their home in White Bear Lake, Minn. Brad Semm’s family surprised him by having a Smear party at his home in Spooner on Saturday, Jan. 9. Seems that Brad has been planning to have a card party at his place for quite a while, but just couldn’t seem to get around to it. So, his sisters and brother decided to do it for him. They called Caren to be sure that they would be at home, then everyone brought a dish for a potluck lunch and dropped in on him. The plotters were Carol and Lee Johnson, Janice and Larry Sutherland, Rocky and Pat Simm, Pat Sweet and Sandy Chartrand. Pat (Sweet) said that Brad was very surprised and happy that everyone came over and he and Caren both had a great time playing cards, eating, talking and laughing (especially laughing) with the family.

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STATEWIDE — The U.S. Census Bureau is presenting the opportunity for individuals to become a part of the 2010 team. Applications are being accepted for census takers, census crew leaders, census crew leader assistants, recruiting assistants and census clerks. All applicants must bring two forms of identification and pass a written test. For more details about acceptable identification, testing locations and to download a practice test, visit or call the local census office at 715-301-9200 or 866-861-2010. — from U.S. Census Bureau

“No doubt, some might say, ‘We serve’ better than we sing,” remarked one Lion, but here Lions Dave Vold, Dave Zeug, Gene Harrington, Harry Hoecherl and Jim Lewis help to lead the TLC residents in singing several Christmas carols. Once gifts were distributed and songs sung, the Lions joined the residents to enjoy cookies and ice cream. The Shell Lake Lions extend their gratitude to the staff of TLC for their cooperation and assistance in making this annual event happen. — Photos by Rudy Kessler

Randi Sue Maline traveled from her home in Chippewa Falls to attend the wrestling tournament in Cumberland on Sunday afternoon. The Neitzel family made sure she knew that Trystin would be one of the youngsters from Barronett who would be competing in the tournament, and Randi Sue certainly didn’t want to miss a chance to cheer him on to victory. Her cheering (along with that of his family) must have worked because he won all three of his matches by pins. Hunter Walton and Garett McClain, both of Barronett, also wrestled in the competition. I’m not sure what their scores were, but they both looked pretty impressive on the mats. After Randi Sue left the wrestling tournament, she and I went to visit with Beatrice Orth at Cumberland ECU. We arrived just as members of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church were doing a Sunday service for the residents. We were very happy to attend the service with Beatrice (we certainly miss her at Barronett Lutheran) and we were glad to see that Jim Kerr was helping out by singing the hymns. He has the most amazing voice. After the service we spent some time visiting with Beatrice and her son, Leroy. Then we went to visit with Merl and Shirley Overvig. It’s a good thing that neither of us made a resolution to give up sweets, because Shirley always has the most amazing desserts ready for guests. She had cranberry/walnut bars and pecan bars, and she said that she wanted to get rid of both of them, so Randi Sue and I did our best to help her out with that That’s what friends are for, right? Oh, by the way, Shirley said that she would bring desserts for our dinner at church on Sunday. After eating most of Shirley’s desserts and polishing off a pot of coffee (except for a half cup we saved for Merl) we left the Overvig home and went to watch the Cumberland girls hockey team play against Rice Lake. It was an excellent game, the girls are skating exceptionally well and the teamwork is great. They get better at passing the puck with every game. They won the game by a score of 7 to 1. The girls had an earlier game too, against Ironwood, Mich. That was also an exciting game, and they won that by a score of 5 to 3. Don’t be surprised if they make it to state this year. The only disappointing thing about the games now is that Liz Hanson doesn’t sing “The Star-Spangled Ban-

Dewey-LaFollette by Karen Mangelsen

Karen Mangelsen met Judy Sigmund for breakfast and a time of visiting at Economart Wednesday. Clam River Tuesday Club met Jan. 6 at the home of Lida Nordquist. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 1:30 p.m., at the home of Judy Leonard. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the dice game will be played. Each member is asked to bring several wrapped items to be prizes in the game. Donna and Gerry Hines and Hank and Karen Mangelsen were supper guests of Don and Lida Nordquist Wednesday evening. Bryce Williamson was an overnight guest of Maynard and Ronda Mangelsen Friday. Marian Brincken visited her sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Jack Krentz, Saturday. Hank and Karen Mangelsen went to Menomonee Falls Saturday to visit Randy, Tara and baby Henry Mangelsen. They came home Sunday. Ronda and Maynard Mangelsen, David Lester and Michi Lee went out to eat Saturday evening to celebrate David’s birthday. On Sunday, they all went to the home of Mike and Nancy Longhenry for dinner. Karen Mangelsen will collect taxes and dog license fees for the town of LaFollette at the LaFollette Town Hall Tuesday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ner” before they start to play. They have a tape of the music, but it just isn’t the same without Liz singing. A Christmas party for residents, relatives and friends was held at Cumberland ECU last Saturday. Dorothy and Leroy Orth and Geri Pittman were among the many guests, and they were very impressed by everything that the staff and volunteers had done to make the celebration so special for the residents. They would like everyone involved to know how much they appreciate the effort they put into making everything as homey, comfortable and festive as possible for their mom, Beatrice Orth, and all the other residents. The friendly neighborhood moocher (Terry Goodrich) called on Saturday to report a sign of spring. He was out feeding his dogs and a robin was perched in a tree right above his head. Maybe the robin heard that we are supposed to have a January thaw this week, or maybe Terry had a couple too many plates of noodles and ham and was hallucinating from an overdose of salt. Whichever, he convinced me that he saw a robin. Can’t be more than a couple of months to go until spring now. We’ve really got to get that pie contest going for Terry again. I think I’ll take a pumpkin pie over to him this week. I’ll let you know what he thinks of it. I’m in trouble. Well, actually, Anitia Lehmann got me in trouble when she sent a subscription to Randy, who lives in Portland, Ore. You might remember that I mentioned that Randy let us know that he was walking on the beach in 55-degree weather on Christmas Eve. Well, John Libra was right there with him and I failed to mention that fact. Anitia got a call from them, and I’m afraid that I will hear about that the next time they are in town. Maybe if I stuff them full of chocolate cake they will forget to mention it. Anyway, John and Randy, I certainly hope you are enjoying basking in the sunshine while we’re freezing up here. I guess that’s about it from Barronett this week. Remember, this weekend Barronett is the place to be — Saturday for the ice-fishing contest and Sunday for the annual meeting at Barronett Lutheran. Hope to see you then.


The following part-time position is available in the Shell Lake School District: Early Childhood Special Education Teacher position for up to 20 hours per week. This position will involve providing services in a variety of settings. DPI license 809 Early Childhood Special Education license is required for this position. This position runs until the end of the 2009/2010 school year with the possibility of extension based on need. Start Date: February 22, 2010 Description: This is a part-time elementary position with the School District of Shell Lake. Successful applicants will be child centered, flexible and show evidence of collaborative practice. Shell Lake School District is located 80 miles northwest of Eau Claire, WI. Will include some summer hours. To apply: Interested applicants are to send the following: - Letter of application - Resume - Copy of current WI EC Special Education license - 3 Letters of Recommendation - Copy of official transcripts Must also successfully complete a criminal background check and drug screen. Application Deadline: February 12, 2010 Submit application materials to: Mr. Michael Werner, Elementary Principal School District of Shell Lake 271 Hw.y 63 S. Shell Lake, WI 54871 503388 21-24r,L Shell Lake Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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Subscribe online! (Dec. 30, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., as Trustee for ABFC 2006-OPT2 Trust, ABFC Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-OPT2 by American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc., its attorney-in-fact, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES L. MILTON and TANIA J. MILTON, husband and wife, and JANE DOE and/or JOHN DOE, unknown tenants, and WASHBURN COUNTY, Defendants. Case No. 09-CV-156 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000.00 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on August 10, 2009, in the amount of $99,155.30, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: February 17, 2010, at 10:00 o’clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds 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. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Washburn County Courthouse, located at Ten Fourth Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot 1 of CSM No. 3082 recorded in Volume 14, Page 62 as Document No. 300346; being part of the SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Section 17, Township 38 North, Range 12 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: W6766 Woodcraft Road, Town of Beaver Brook. TAX KEY NO.: 65-008-238-1217-34-0010 Terry C. Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County, WI O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt.

(Jan. 13, 20, 27) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY CAPITAL ONE BANK U.S.A. NA FKA CAPITAL ONE BANK Plaintiff, vs. MATT A. HERMANSON DBA MM PROPERTIES Defendant. Our File #565544 Case No. 09CV000261 AMENDED SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To each person named above as a Defendant: You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The Complaint, which is also served on you, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within Forty (40) days after January 15, 2010, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in Chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the Complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is: Clerk of Circuit Court, Washburn County, P.O. Box 339, 110 W. 4th Ave., Shell Lake, WI 54871, and the Kohn Law Firm, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, whose address is Suite 501, 312 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4305. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If no Complaint accompanies this Summons you must respond within the said 40-day period with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint by mailing or delivering said written demand to the court and to the Plaintiff’s attorneys at their respective addresses listed above. If you do not provide a proper answer to the Complaint or provide a written demand for said complaint within the 40-day period, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, January 6, 2010. KOHN LAW FIRM S.C. BY: /s/ PAUL H. THIELHELM State Bar #1061513 Attorney for Plaintiff


(Jan. 13, 20, 27) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY Dickinson Financial, LLC as successor in interest to U.S. Bank 1400 5th St. Tower 100 S Fifth St. Minneapolis, MN 55402 Plaintiff, vs. Savannah A. Saletri Jordan S. Tetrault N6185 Black Pine Ln. Spooner, WI 54801 Defendant(s) SUMMONS Case Code: 30301 CASE NO. 09CV309 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To each person named above as a Defendant: You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The complaint, which is attached, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within forty (40) days of Jan. 13, 2010, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is Washburn County Courthouse, P.O. Box 339, Shell Lake, WI 54871 and to Messerli & Kramer, P.A., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 3033 Campus Drive, Suite 250, Plymouth, MN 55441. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer within forty (40) days, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. MESSERLI & KRAMER, P.A. Jillian N. Walker, #1066378 3033 Campus Drive Suite 250 Plymouth, Minnesota 55441 Phone: 763-548-7900 Fax: 763-548-7922

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(Jan. 13, 20, 27) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY PALISADES COLLECTION LLC ASSIGNEE OF U.S. BANK ND Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN P. WARIAN Defendant. Our File #567019 Case No. 09CV000206 AMENDED SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To each person named above as a Defendant: You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The Complaint, which is also served on you, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within Forty (40) days after January 13, 2010, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in Chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the Complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is: CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, WASHBURN COUNTY, P.O. BOX 339, 110 W. 4TH AVE., SHELL LAKE, WI 54871 and the KOHN LAW FIRM, Plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is Suite 501, 312 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 532024305. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If no Complaint accompanies this summons you must respond within the said 40-day period with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint by mailing or delivering said written demand to the court and to the Plaintiff’s attorneys at their respective addresses listed above. If you do not provide a proper answer to the Complaint or provide a written demand for said complaint within the 40-day period, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, January 4, 2010. KOHN LAW FIRM S.C. BY: /s/ PAUL H. THIELHELM State Bar #1061513 Attorney for Plaintiff January 4, 2010

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STATEWIDE – All Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles offices will be closed for business on Friday, Jan. 15, as DMV staff members take another day of the required 16 unpaid days that must be taken over the twoyear budget period. Employee furloughs for all university and state employees are part of the 20092011 state budget. All state offices will also be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in observation of Martin Luther King Day. DMV’s automated phone system will remain available so that motorists can still make road test appointments and have access to recorded information. Titling and registration services are offered by many third-party partners such as some police stations, grocery stores and financial institutions around the state and can be found at the WisDOT Web site. DMV would like to remind customers that many services like vehicle registration renewal do not require a visit to a service center and are available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All DMV offices will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 19. — from WisDOT


Laker Times Little Lakers hit the court

Playing in their first game as Little Lakers, Morgan Wendel tried to dribble around defender James Bradley but lost the ball. Little Lakers is a new program for first-, second- and third-graders to help them develop their basketball skills, and introduce them to the game but most of all to get them more physically active.

J a m e s Bradley tried to steal the ball from his opponent, Cody W. Swan, as his teammate, C a s s i d y Mehsikomer, watches from her position. Nick Kraetkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teammates react to the basket he made. While no score was kept, the basket was still important to them. Fortythree students participated in this new program where the children learn new skills in Saturday morning practice and then play each other in games. The Little Lakers will be taking a one-month break and will return in February for four Saturdays. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Photos by Larry Samson

LEFT Gene Quam shot a basket, as the fallen defender, Christian Mirabal, watches the shot.

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School menu

Breakfast Monday, Jan. 18: Juice, cereal, toast. Tuesday, Jan. 19: Fruit, sausage link, French toast sticks. Wednesday, Jan. 20: Juice, pancakes. Thursday, Jan. 21: Fruit, cheese omelet, toast. Friday, Jan. 22: Juice, yogurt, toast. Lunch Monday, Jan. 18: Taco, lettuce, tomato, cheese, corn, pineapple tidbits. No Laker. Tuesday, Jan. 19: Corn dog, hash browns, carrots, fresh fruit. Laker: Chicken patty on bun.

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Wednesday, Jan. 20: Hot ham and cheese, soup, green beans, peach halves. Laker: Burrito. Thursday, Jan. 21: Hamburger on bun, cheese slice, pickles, mixed vegetables, fries, pear slices. Laker: Egg roll. Friday, Jan. 22: Pepperoni pizza, peas, applesauce. No Laker. Salad bar available at 3-12 building each day. Breakfast served each day for K-12 students. Bread and milk served with each meal. Laker sandwiches available to grades 712 only.

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by Regan Kohler SPOONER – The Indianhead Credit Union hosted Mad City Money at Spooner High School Wednesday, Jan. 6, with seniors simulating starting their careers and the expenses that come with life after school. The ICU sponsors this event for area high school seniors. Community volunteers, businesses and individuals, work with the students on buying cars and homes, budgeting, credit card debt and purchases like groceries and entertainment. Wednesday, around 100 SHS seniors participated in the simulation, and more than 50 businesses and individuals volunteered their time, as bankers, car dealers, creditors and more. After the event, volunteers said, “The kids had a ball,” and that they were having fun with it, bartering in unusual ways. Volunteers said the class of 2010 was “very nice [and] polite,” and they were glad for the opportunity to show the seniors what goes on in the community. “This was [a] very good and positive program,” one volunteer said in the evaluations. The students shared their comments on the day, one saying in the evaluation, “Barter, always barter when buying things.” The students felt it was a well-organized and effective simulation, and

Mad City Money held at SHS

Spooner High School seniors participated in Mad City Money Wednesday, Jan. 6. – Photos by Regan Kohler learned what scams to watch out for while spending wisely. “I thought this was fun and educational,” one said. The ICU, which recently was the recipient of the 2009 DesJardins Youth Financial Education Award, has held Mad City events in Washburn, Burnett and Sawyer counties schools.

Indianhead Credit Union’s Brenda DeWitt assisted students in banking needs at the Mad City Money event last week. ICU sponsors the event.

Washburn County Area Humane Society ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK Here are some facts about calico cats, They’re usually girls, well how about that. Three different colors and different shades, Some are dilute you might ask did they fade. Others are bright like a pumpkin that’s ripe, Sometimes they’re mixed, so they just might have stripes. The general colors are black, orange, white, With markings unique, they’re a beautiful sight. Right now at the shelter we have five or six, If I had to choose, I don’t know who I’d pick. The one thing I do know, I’ll bet you know too, Is the thing they want most is to go home with you!

Cats for adoption: Three-year-old black male shorthair; 1-year-old spayed black/brown shorthair tiger; 61/2-year-old spayed/declawed dilute calico shorthair; 6-month-old female gray/white shorthair tiger; 4-year-old spayed longhair tabby; 5-month-old female smoke tortie shorthair; 11-monthold female medium-hair tortie; 2-1/2-year-old spayed/declawed

shorthair calico/tiger; 21/2-month old black/ white male shorthair; 21/2-month-old shorthair calico; 4-month-old shorthair calico; 4month-old female shorthair marbled color; 7-year-old neutered/ de-clawed black/white shorthair; two 4-monthold female gray longhair kittens and three 8week-old kittens. Dogs for adoption: 6-month-old male black and tan hound mix; 7month-old female American bulldog mix; 4-year-old neutered husky/chow mix; 4-year-old neutered American Staffordshire terrier mix; 1-1/2-yearold neutered chow/rott. mix; 1-yearold male black Lab; 5-year-old female Aussi/chow mix; two 10-week-old pit bull/chow mix pups and a 9-week-old male black Lab mix. Also for adoption: 1-1/2-year-old black/white female lop-eared rabbit and 9-month-old male Netherland dwarf rabbit.

Located at 1400 Cottonwood Ave. in Spooner (Behind the county fairgrounds) 715-635-4720

WCR | Jan 13 | 2010  
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