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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Vol. 123, No. 41 • Shell Lake, Wis.

Weekend watch

• Washburn Co. Relay for Life (Fri. at 6 p.m.) • DNR Free Fishing Weekend (Sat. & Sun.) • Chuck Revak Memorial Kids Fishing Day • Family Festival @ fairgrounds • Spooner Garden Club’s spring plant sale.

See Events, page 8

Stand proud


Memorial Day festivities See page 11-13

SPORTS Local prep coverage

See pages 14-15

Graduation for Shell Lake and Washburn County Alternative School students See page 2


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STATEWIDE - The candidates for governor honored veterans at Memorial Day events and the upcoming recall election (Tuesday, June 5) was part of the backdrop. The election campaign of Gov. Scott Walker listed no events over the Memorial Day weekend. But the Republican incumbent was joined by cabinet secretaries John Scocos and Reggie Newson at the state veterans cemetery in Union Grove Monday for a memorial service. Both men touted the governor's record. Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson talked about efforts to help veterans get jobs. "Through the governor's Work in Wisconsin plan, we're gonna double the amount of jobs fairs in the state of Wisconsin. We're gonna have 15 targeted jobs fairs for veterans alone." Walker said little about his record. Notably, he read the names of about 10 Wisconsin military members who died in wars over the last year. "Those soldiers and that Marine aren't much different in age than my sons, Matt and Alex." Democratic challenger Tom Barrett took part in a parade in Beloit. At a campaign stop in West Allis, the Milwaukee mayor talked about his family's connections to wartime. "My mother was married to a man who was killed in the Battle of the Bulge. My father served in WW II and had a Distinguished Flying Cross, so my family has a lot of history when it comes to service in the armed forces, and I have tremendous respect for people who serve in the armed forces." Barrett says he's concerned about news reports that the Walker backed repeal of the equal pay act may be harming veterans. - Chuck Quirmbach, Wisconsin Public Radio ••• STATEWIDE – Wisconsin health report says we live longer, but maybe not better. Obesity has increased, and excessive alcohol use continues. Ten-year trends in a new health report show progress: rates of smoking have gone down significantly and there are fewer teen births in Wisconsin. The report from the UW Population Health Institute also shows death rates in all age groups have declined or stayed the same. But people's perceptions about the quality of their life hasn't gone up, says Associate Dean of Public Health Dr. Pat Remington. "When you ask people about their self-reported health, whether they're in fair or poor health, the percentage of people who say they're in fair or poor heath has been increasing about 6 percent in the last decade. So it appears we're living longer, maybe not better." The report also shows the state is going backwards, not forward, in creating healthy communities. "We've seen increased rates in people who are uninsured; in high school dropouts, unemployment and the rates of poverty; even rates of violent crime have increased," he says. "So if you think of these as the foundation for a healthy community, we're going in the wrong direction." Remington says these social and economic factors, along with increasing rates of obesity by more than 3 percent a year, could mean widespread poor health in the future. – Shamane Mills, Wisconsin Public Radio News

Dominic Olson stands tall and proud during the Memorial Day program held Sunday, May 27, at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. His grandfather, Army Sp4 Robert Olson, is buried at the cemetery. – Photo by Larry Samson

Man attacked by bull

by Jessica Beecroft mother saw him crawling SHELL LAKE – Jacob out of the fence and came Richey, 27, found himself to his rescue on a fourtrapped under a 2,000-pound wheeler ATV. He stood up bull on Tuesday, May 22. He as he told his mother that was out rounding up cows, he was OK and immediand when he noticed the bull ately fell back to his knees. was acting strange he started “That’s when my mom backing away to get out of said she was taking me to the fence but was head the ER,” he said. butted to the ground. The bull was sold to the Richey kept trying to crawl meat market later that away from the bull, but the same day. According to bull kept knocking him back Richey, they didn’t want a down every time he tried to dangerous animal on the escape. “Every time I tried to farm. Richey lives and get up and go, he would works on the S & S dairy Jacob Richey of S & S Farms farm on CTH O. This was push me down again. It was on CTH O survived a bull at- the first time he had an enlike he was just playing with tack on Tuesday, May 22. – counter with a bull, but me,” he said. After being held down by Photo by Jessica Beecroft hopefully the last. the head and neck of the bull, “He’s very lucky to be and being jabbed for about five minutes, alive,” a nurse from the Spooner Hospital Richey managed to get out of the fence. Al- said. though no one heard him yelling for help, his

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Shell Lake graduation celebrated

Co-valedictorian Josiah Kay gave a very tearful thanks to his mother as he addressed his classmates and their guests, saying, “Mom, thank you, I could not have done it without you.” The traditional, “we are out of here” cap toss, as the Shell Lake Class of 2012 faces the future with enthusiasm and 13 years of education. — Photos by Larry Samson

In her graduation address, co-valedictorian Sage Dunham wore many of the hats that defined who they were. She finished off with her graduation cap, stating, “It says we made it, we made it together.”

The members of the graduating class sang “My Wish.” You can see on their face that this is a bittersweet moment for them.

Alex Engen received her diploma from Shell Lake School Board President Jeri Bitney. Forty-one graduates walked crossed the stage on Friday, May 25, to receive their diplomas. Superintendent Jim Connell and Principal Don Peterson greeted them.

Washburn County Alternative School holds graduation

The 2012 graduating class from Washburn County Alternative School is back row (L to R): Spooner High School Principal Todd Johnson, Kyle Fornengo, Erik Patterson, Terry Welch, Damon Snider, Travis Nichols, Bethany Spexet and teacher Andy Rappel. Front: Ashley Gertschen, Jena Fogelberg, Bernice Mixsooke, Dixie Wozny, Zachary Kabanuk, Charles Tuffs and Chelsea Malicote.

Teacher Andy Rappel awards Kyle Fornengo his diploma at the Washburn County Alternative School graduation ceremony for the Class of 2012 held Wednesday, May 23, at the Spooner High School. — Photos by Larry Samson

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DNR poised to make largest recreational and forestland acquisition in state history

MADISON – The Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday, May 17, that it is poised to make the largest recreational and forestland acquisition in state history, an easement on 67,346.8 forest acres in Douglas, Bayfield, Burnett and Washburn counties from the Lyme St. Croix Forest Company. The purchase, to be known as the Brule-St. Croix Legacy Forest, is located at the headwaters of the St. Croix and Bois-Brule rivers in the state’s northwest sands area and contains 80 small lakes and ponds, 14 miles of streams and a globally significant pine barrens habitat. About 20,000 acres of the purchase are located within the Brule River State Forest boundaries. “This purchase forever opens access to hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking, skiing, bird-watching, ATV and snowmobile trails, portions of the North Country Trail, and extensive habitat for deer, bear, wolves, woodcock, migratory songbirds and grouse,” said DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp. “At the same time, the land remains in private ownership, on the tax rolls and will be managed sustainably for forestry purposes. It’s a win-win for everybody that will help maintain the celebrated forested character of the north.” The state Natural Resources Board will review the proposed purchase at its Wednesday, May 23, meeting. If approved, the department will forward the proposal to lawmakers and to the governor for final approval. “Through new standards and prioritizing of our department Knowles-Nelson Stewardship acquisitions, we were able to make sure that we had adequate bonding authority to make a purchase of this magnitude,” said Stepp. “We thoroughly assess properties to assure we are getting a good return on investment for the public’s money. When we buy land we choose only the best of the best, like the Brule-St. Croix Forest Legacy easement.” According to DNR real estate director Dick Steffes, the transaction is based on two phases. Phase I, to be reviewed at the May 2012 Natural Resources Board meeting, is for a working forest easement on 44,679.09 acres at a price of $252 per acre, or $11,260,000 from the state’s Stew-

ardship Fund. Phase II, also an easement, covers 22,667.71 acres at a cost of $6,007,000. Phase II is proposed as a 2014 transaction. DNR will apply for federal forest legacy funds and use stewardship. Taken together, the project would protect 67,346.8 acres as sustainable, working forestland permanently open to the public for outdoor recreation. Working forest (forest legacy) easements ensure permanent public access for recreational enjoyment while the property itself remains in private ownership, keeping property on the tax rolls,

Award-winning anti-drug campaign Local students take part

MINONG – Smile – it’s contagious! If you’ve driven by Northwood High School lately, you might have seen the brightly colored cups in the softball fence, spelling out this cheerful message. The catchy saying is what a nice-sized group of Northwood High School students gathering for the first Above the Influence Event in the area came up with when asked to think of a meaningful slogan, something to live by. During that very first meeting, they brainstormed ideas, said Teagan Harings, a Northwood High School senior. People had several great thoughts like, “Be your own boss,” or “Don’t fret – the rain will pass.” Later, the rest of the students got to vote to select their favorite among the slogans, and “Smile – it’s contagious” won and became the message to be displayed for the world to see. While the brainstorming and the selection process was a meaningful exercise in and of itself, ATI aims to do more than just challenge students to think up interesting slogans. Above the Influence is a national, federally funded campaign aiming to inspire and empower teens to make positive choices for their lives, learn to work together, resist negative pressure and discover opportunities available to them that do not include drugs and alcohol. ATI recently received the 2012 Effie Award for Sustained Success, which means that the program has for at least

five years “demonstrated that teens that have increased exposure to and engagement with the Above the Influence Campaign, have stronger anti-drug beliefs than teens with low exposure to the campaign.” Carrie Jurek of New Paradigm Partners, a nonprofit consortium of rural schools, and the organization managing this grant in the area, hopes that running the Above the Influence campaign in local communities will help change the culture and norms of underage drinking and drug use; and that it will show teens that alcohol and drugs do not equate having a good time. The overall aim with the campaign, says Jurek, is to help make the youth in the communities safer and healthier. Harings, who was an active participant in the first event, said that the students “all had a blast.” Through the ATI she got to mix with students from very different groups in her high schools, students that she did not ordinarily hang out with and that she very much enjoyed getting to know. Perhaps particularly in areas that don’t offer many alcohol-free activities for young adults, ATI will be a great way to get people together, Harings believes. For more information about the Above the Influence Campaign and about New Paradigm Partners, contact Sherry Timmermann Goodpaster, 715-354-3391, or visit them on Facebook: NPPwisconsin. – submitted

allowing sustainable timber harvest practices and minimizing state costs with the low easement versus full ownership cost. “We applaud the state for recognizing that Wisconsin’s natural resources are precious and should be managed in sustainable ways for the benefit of the regional economy and the environment,” said Tom Morrow, managing director, the Lyme Timber Co. “Lyme has a long history of owning and managing large forestland properties under conservation easements that provide a steady flow of

wood to local mills, regular employment for forest managers and logging contractors, while allowing public recreational access.” Morrow credited The Conservation Fund for assisting with the transaction. The Lyme property provides wood products to 12 pulp, saw timber and telephone pole processing mills and other supporting industries in the region. The Wisconsin forest products industry employs 60,000 workers and provides $18 billion in economic value in wood and paper products. Wisconsin leads the nation in employment and the value of shipments in the forest products industry. “Maintaining large blocks of working forests is critical to the health of our industry,” said Butch Johnson, owner of Johnson Timber in Hayward and Flambeau River Papers in Park Falls. “We’ve seen the breakup of many of our former industrial forests in Wisconsin, and these conservation easements are invaluable public-private partnerships to meet the needs of the public and protect jobs.” The Lyme St. Croix Forest easement restricts development, requires sustainable forest practices, limits property subdivision and ensures public access as well as protecting the environmental values of the property. With the completion of the Lyme St. Croix easement, more than 200,000 acres of working forestlands have been protected through conservation easements. This preservation effort helps secure materials for the forest products industry for future generations. In 2010, tourism expenditures in this four-county area totaled $346,578,723 and supported 8,791 jobs. Statewide, tourism has more than $12 billion in economic impact each year and supports many jobs. The Forest Legacy Program, which is a strong partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, supports efforts to protect private forestland from being converted to nonforest use. The program encourages and supports acquisition of conservation easements, which are legal binding agreements that transfer a negotiated set of property rights from one party to another without removing the property from private ownership. — from WDNR

Allied Waste representative visits primary school

Dan Jirik, general manager of Allied Waste, visited students in the kindergarten and first-grade classes at Shell Lake Primary School on Thursday, May 24. He took the time to teach students about recycling and being safe around their trucks. Each classroom was given a blue recycling bin for their classroom. The students promised to do their part in keeping our Earth clean. — Photo submitted



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Ironic, isn’t it?

Flag at half staff at Shell Lake park. – Photos by Bill and Jeannie Frahman I just wanted to say how much my husband and I truly enjoy attending the veterans Memorial Day service every year in Shell Lake park. The service was very moving and beautiful. As usual, the Shell Lake High School band performed wonderfully. However, before we went, my husband noticed that the flags at the Washburn County Courthouse and law enforcement building were not at half staff in honor of all the veterans who

Flag at full staff at the Washburn County Courthouse and law enforcement building. have lost their lives. He talked to many people up to and including Sheriff Dryden and no one knew why they were not at half staff or at the very least who was in charge of them. Just wanted to find out so our veterans are honored properly the next time. Thank you for letting me air this. Bill and Jeannie Frahman Shell Lake

New tiles unveiled at Peace Memorial Wayside

In a special ceremony held Monday, May 21, five large tiles representing the five branches of the military were unveiled at the Peace Memorial Wayside. The honor guard and the students from Spooner High School who painted them pose for a photo. Shown back row (L to R): Joe Fehr, John Leckel, Jerry Sikorski, Elmer Anderson, Ernie Cathers, Don Dressen, Lawrence Neste and Lisa McNeally. Front: Genna Peterson, Brittany Martin, Noco VanMeter, Alissa Mogensen, Joana Reuters, Denessa Knutson, Katie Ann Peterson, Mary Paul and Josephine Shipman. — Photos by Larry Samson

Canoe Heritage Museum starts season with show

A birch-bark canoe (right) was one of the many boats on display at the Heritage Day gathering in Spooner.

This canoe was built in 1947 at the boat works in Shell Lake.

by Gregg Westigard Special to the Register SPOONER - The beauty of wood was on display in Spooner last Saturday, May 26. The Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum opened its season with a canoe and wooden boat show. Front Street was full of finely crafted boats old and new. Enthusiasts brought in their personal boats of all sorts, a birch-bark canoe, a boat made at the old boat works in Shell Lake, wooden canoes constructed from wood strips, restored sailing boats. Inside the museum, the new exhibits were on display while in the adjoining shop, a half dozen canoes were in various stages of construction or restoration. The Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum is both a musuem dedicated to the beauty of canoes and a workshop where the craft of building boats is carried on. The core of the museum is a collection of some 30 classic canoes. The museum, on Front Street in Spooner near the old depot, is open Wednesdays through Sundays, through Labor Day and on Saturdays through October.

A restored wooden sailing boat was on display at the Canoe Heritage Museum in Spooner on Saturday, May 26.

A display of a wilderness camp site, a tribute to Sigurd Olson, is set up at the museum.

The emblems of the Army, Marines and Navy, along with the Air Force and Coast Guard, adorn the walls of the Washburn County Veterans Peace Memorial Wayside near Spooner due to the efforts of Washburn County Board Supervisor Tim Brabec, Veterans Office assistant Lisa McNeally and the students of Katrina Dohm’s Spooner High School art class. A plaque with the names of the students will be placed on the wall to give them recognition for their part in the project.

A classic canoe with sail is on exhibit at the museum.

FREDERIC — The Frederic Lions Bike Classic will be held for the 25th time on Saturday, June 9. Started in 1988 by the Frederic Lions Club, the race has held on to be the third longest running citizens bike race in Wisconsin. The idea to host a bike race in Frederic started as a coffee table discussion in the winter of 1987 amongst five individuals. The Lions Club came on board as a host organization. For over a quarter of a century, proceeds from the race have been directed by the Lions Club to the various charitable causes they support. This year’s race will be a 26.4-mile individual time trial and will bring racers to Frederic from all over the Midwest. The race will start at the Frederic High School campus at 10 a.m., with registration starting at 8 a.m. The race route is an out-and-back course, going east on Clam Falls Drive, south CTH

••• BARRON — A decade of work came to an end May 10 for Barron native Lester Bagley when the Minnesota Legislature approved a $975-million public/private funding package to build a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. Bagley, 52, a 1977 Barron High School graduate, is vice president of public affairs and stadium development for the team. — from the Barron News-Shield ••• NEW AUBURN — Jim Heerey’s passion for forestland is rooted in outdoor recreation. But even when he’s hunting, he has a hard time keeping his eyes and his mind off trees. “Trees fascinate me,” he said, “Any time I’m sitting in a deer stand or a duck blind, I’m looking at the trees thinking which ones to cut and which ones

Area news

I for 13 miles, turning around just north of Hwy. 48, and returning by the same route to Frederic. The course has a total of 1,300 vertical feet of climbing. — from the InterCounty Leader ••• BARRON — The administrator of the Barron County Jail has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into as-yet-unspecified charges, Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said on Tuesday, May 22. Mark Evans, a 15-year veteran with the department and administrator of the jail since 2002, is the subject of what Fitzgerald termed an ongoing investigation being conducted by himself and Chief Deputy Jason Leu. “At this time we believe the investigation involved a noncriminal act,” Fitzgerald said. — from the Barron News-Shield

These are some of the canoes under reconstruction at the workshop connected to the Heritage Museum.

to keep.” Heerey’s passion, which he shares with his wife, Ann, earned them the title of Wisconsin’s Tree Farmers of the Year in 2001 from the Wisconsin Tree Farm Committee. Specifically, that passion is for sustainable forestry practices and projects, which will be demonstrated by professional foresters during a field day at the Heereys forest properties near New Auburn and in Polk County on Saturday, June 2. The field day includes tours of the Heereys 425-acre forestland in Barron County and 238-acre property in Polk County, and presentations on soils, plant disease, rapidly grown white pine, oak regeneration, deer damage control and rock fords as stream crossings. For more information, call Heerey at 715-237-3093 or visit — from Rice Lake Chronotype


Advanced directives planning meeting to be held

SPOONER — What if you are in an accident or have a medical emergency leaving you incapacitated? Did you know that Wisconsin law treats family members, including spouses, as strangers for decision-making purposes? Family members are not authorized to make decisions for capacitated or incapacitated adult family members. Learn what you need to do to assure the person you want making decisions is the one who will actually be doing so and why advance planning is critical. A free advanced directives planning meet-

ing will be held Monday, June 11, from 14 p.m., at the Washburn County Highway Facility meeting room, 1600 CTH H, Spooner. Attorney Maren Beerman will be the presenter. Discussion will include powers of attorney for health care, financial/durable powers of attorney and guardianships under Wisconsin law. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by calling the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 715-635-4460. Deadline to register is Thursday, June 7. — from ADRC

Dental assistant program at WITCRice Lake graduates first class

EOC counselor available

RICE LAKE – Adults who have questions regarding educational and career options will have the opportunity to meet with a counselor from the Educational Opportunity Center at area learning centers in June. Make an appointment to visit with EOC counselor Jim Dzimiela at the following sites: Hayward WITC Learning Center on Tuesday, June 5, from 10 a.m.noon; LCO College in Hayward on Tuesday, June 5, from 1-3 p.m.; Spooner WITC Learning Center on Tuesday, June 12, from 10 a.m.- noon; or at the Shell Lake Public Library on Thursday, June 21, from 10 a.m.-noon.

Dzimiela is also available, by appointment, to meet with people in his Rice Lake office located on the UW-Barron County campus. EOC is a program of the U.S. Department of Education that is designed to assist adults with career decision-making, academic assistance, educational programs and financial aid information. The EOC provides information about technical programs as well as two- and fouryear university programs. To contact Dzimiela to make an individual appointment at any of the sites, call 800-335-3113 or e-mail james. — from UW-BC

VBS to be held at Lake Park Alliance

SHELL LAKE — Vacation Bible school, with a Little League baseball theme, will be held at Lake Park Alliance Church in Shell Lake, Monday, June 4, through Friday, June 8. With sessions running from 9-11:30 a.m., Bible stories, games and crafts are planned for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners

May 21 - $30 Jeff Southern, Rice Lake May 22 - $30 Sara Marschall, Cumberland May 23 - $30 Donald Sass, Shell Lake May 24 - $30 Richard Robinson, Cameron May 25 - $300 Kevin Austin, Spooner

Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

Temps & levels

Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station

2012 May 21 May 22 May 23 May 24 May 25 May 26 May 27

High 79 70 71 72 68 63 58

High 65 72 77 79 79 68 67

Low 60 59 53 49 45 37 35 Low 38 50 59 59 48 47 54

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For more information, call 715-4682734. The church is located at 505 3rd St., near the primary school. — from Lake Park Alliance

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Lake level Tuesday, May 31, 2011: 1,218.58’ MSL Tuesday, May 29, 2012: 1,217.90’ MSL

Graduates of the first year of the dental assistant program at WITC-Rice Lake, most of whom already had job offers before they received their diplomas at the graduation ceremony on May 11, are back row (L to R): Traci Koski, Springbrook; Rachel Nordby, Clear Lake; and Kay Dittloff, Rice Lake. Middle: Kaitlin McDonough, Cameron; Denae Dahl, Woodville; and Janessa McNitt, Shell Lake. Front: Erin Czlapinski, Birchwood; Brittany Adams, Hayward; and Lauren Schullo, Rice Lake. — Photo submitted

• The Washburn County 4-H Leaders officers were Mrs. Victor LeVeau, president; Mrs. Donald Anderson, vice president; Mrs. John Hillman, secretary; and William Dougherty, treasurer. Committee members for the 4-H picnic were Mrs. Lawrence Taubman, Mrs. Walter Hubin, Audrey McNabb, Donald Furchtenicht and George Brandeen. • Because the gym at the school didn’t have a suitable place to display the trophies and pictures of the past athletic teams, the school would display all of them in the window of the C&A Store for a week. Many of the pictures went back a long way in the history of the school’s athletic program. • The Museum of Wood Carving was open again for the season and would display two new exhibits by poet woodcarver Joe Barta. • New officers for the Washburn County Federation of Women’s Club were Mrs. Lloyd Schaub, Trego, president; Mrs. M.C. Schaub, Trego, vice president; Mrs. Jacobs, Shell Lake, treasurer; and Mrs. Gene Harmon, Spooner, secretary.

1962 - 50 years ago

• The city softball team held a food sale at Shell Lake Motors Garage. • Mr. and Mrs. John Gronning celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with an open house held at the Heart Lake Lutheran Church. • Scholarships were awarded to Shell Lake students Ronald Furchtenicht, Gary Petz, Cynthia Nelson, Ruth Ann Rohlik, Rose Frey and Ray Johnson. • Hostesses for the auxiliary meeting at the Dugout were Mrs. Mary Ellen Lemke, Mrs. Muriel Penning, Mrs.

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Louise Albee, Mrs. June Peterson, Mrs. Ramona Scharhag and Mrs. Anne Dahlstrom.

1972 - 40 years ago

• Delbert Soholt and son Jerry celebrated a silver anniversary during Shell Lake commencement ceremonies. Jerry and Tony Masterjohn, son of Mrs. Min Masterjohn, shared the honor of being the recipients of the American Legion Award for athletic excellence. Back in 1947, Del had received the same award. Jerry also received the Elks Club Citizenship Award. • David Ekern and Tom Dahlstrom received the Nick Masterjohn Athletic Achievement Award. • Scoutmaster Ken Schultz and his Shell Lake Boy Scouts spent the weekend camping on Pieper’s Island in Shell Lake for the sole purpose of picking up debris. • Glen Nordin and sons Darwin and Devin, Dr. Bill Haggberg and son Scott, and Jeff Ek took a fishing/camping jaunt to the Canadian wilderness.

1982 - 30 years ago

• A surprise breakfast to mark the birthday of Diane Loomis was held at the Rolland Erickson home in Burgs Park. Husbands were also invited. • Shell Lake baseball players John Smith and Mitch Strovring were named to the Lakeland Conference West Division All-Conference Team. • Bill Loomis pole vaulted 11 feet, 6 inches in sectional competition in track qualified him for the state track tournament at Madison. • Janice Stariha took over ownership of the former Rydberg’s Fashions store on Shell Lake’s Main Street. Janice and her husband, Tom, formerly owned City Laundry and Cleaners in Spooner.

Dorothy Rydberg had owned and managed the store since purchasing it in February 1976 from Lena Clark and Emma Hall.

1992 - 20 years ago

• Shell Lake Schools Superintendent Brad Adams and Bob Lambert, high school principal, submitted resignations. • Heidi VanBeek, Sarona, was one of eight students elected to the Priebe Art Gallery Board at UW-Oshkosh. • Shell Lake Cub Scouts marching in the Memorial Day parade were Robin Weinhold, Ernie Ziemer, Jeremiah Ziemer, Jordan Bruce, Alex Pederson, Jerid Pederson, Justin Klobertanz and Trevor Bruce. • Dr. Brenda Joyce and Dr. Jim Reidt planned to open a chiropractic clinic in Shell Lake.

2002 - 10 years ago

• The dedication for the Family Walk of Memories was being planned. Joe Rounce was the president of the Terraceview Community Foundation Inc. that sponsored the project. • Shell Lake Junior High students named to the all-conference track team were Rachael Spears, Tonya Haremza, Desirae Kauch, Heather Weisner, Rob Aderman, Brent Pederson and Sam Gronning. • Jackson Smith, Shell Lake senior and son of Bill and Jackie Smith, received recognition as the Northwest United Educators outstanding student. Smith chose Darin Pollei as his most influential teacher. • Advancing to sectionals is track were Shawn Regenauer, Bethany Simpson, Beth Blejski, Adam Wobrowetz, Steve Soukup, Kyle Zeug and Aaron Johnson.


Lions May calendar winner

Shell Lake Lion Jim Meyers presented Kevin Austin, Spooner, with a check for being the $300 May Lions calendar winner. Lion Bill Taubman sold Austin the winning calendar. —Photo by Jim Meyers

Washburn County Area Humane Society

ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK Black and white kitties, we have quite a few, Perhaps you’d like to take home one or two. Some are just kittens and others full grown, I’m sure you must need at least one of you own. The kittens, plus Phyllis and yes Oreo, Are some of so many that’d like you to know. If black and white isn’t the color you choose, There’s many more choices, you have no excuse All will be waiting for your smiling face, Cause you make the difference, I now rest my case. Cats for adoption: 2-year-old neutered orange/white shorthair; 6-year-old spayed/declawed orange/white shorthair; 1-year-old spayed buff shorthair tabby; 3-year-old male black/white shorthair; 3-year-old neutered white/tiger shorthair; 6month-old female black/white kitten; 3-year-old neutered orange/white tiger/Siamese mix; female orange shorthair tiger; two 7-week-old black female kittens; two 9-week-old shorthair kittens; one 7week-old female shorthair tiger kitten; and a 7-yearold spayed orange/white tiger. Dogs for adoption: 1-1/2-year-old gray/white male pit bull; two 8-month-old retriever/husky mix; 8-month-old white male Lab/husky mix; four 11week-old black Lab mix puppies; 3-year-old male black/white fox terrier mix; and a 3-year-old neutered brown/white JRT/Chihuahua mix. Also for adoption: Female brown/white teddy guinea pig and a 3-year-old male white/brown rat.

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Local resident wins free fuel from Cenex

Tanks of Thanks program rewards Shell Lake resident for making a difference

ST. PAUL, Minn. — One local resident has received a special thank-you for her contributions to the community. Marlene Stariha, Shell Lake, was selected to receive free fuel from Tanks of Thanks™, a new program from Cenex, the CHS energy brand, that rewards people who do good deeds to help make their community just a little bit better. The Tanks of Thanks program encourages people to nominate friends, family and neighbors for free fuel as a way to say thank you for doing good in the community. Each month, 100 nominees are randomly selected to receive free fuel from the Tanks of Thanks program. Stariha was nominated for always taking great care of the children who ride her bus. Earlier this month, Stariha was selected to receive a $50 Tanks of Thanks gift

card redeemable at any Cenex location. “There are people doing good things in every local community, and these acts of kindness do not go unnoticed or unappreciated,” explains Kayte Haaland, CHS refined fuels brand marketing manager. “Congratulations to Marlene Stariha and thank you for your contribution to the community.” According to Haaland, Tanks of Thanks is a multiyear program, so there is still plenty of time for others to nominate someone they know for free fuel. “Nominating someone for Tanks of Thanks is easy, and anyone can nominate or be nominated for any act of kindness – big or small.” To make a nomination, visit and briefly describe why someone deserves a Tank of Thanks. By the end of 2012, it is anticipated that Tanks of Thanks will have recognized more than 2,500 people. Visit to make a nomination and read stories from communities across the country. — from Cenex

20th-annual Coins for Cans drive to benefit local food pantries

TURTLE LAKE — Food pantries in northwestern Wisconsin will receive needed help early this summer, thanks to an ongoing program of the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin. The three St. Croix Casinos, St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake, St. Croix Casino Danbury and St. Croix Casino Hertel Express, will host the tribe’s 20th-annual Coins for Cans food drive from 8 p.m., Monday, June 4, through 4 p.m., Saturday, June

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Casino guests donating at least two nonperishable food items, paper products or personal hygiene items at the St. Croix Casinos will receive $5 in Turtle Bucks slot play. Guests may receive one $5 incentive at each casino each day of the drive. A valid players club card is required. No government-issued food items or commodities will be accepted. Although the drive is called Coins for Cans, guests are encouraged to contribute dry foods as well. “Canned goods are always a welcome donation,” said Neil Oustigoff, St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake general manager, “but food pantries have just as great a need for items like noodles, pasta dinners, cereal, pancake mix, peanut butter, paper products and personal hygiene items.” Oustigoff added that casino personnel will distribute the food collected during the drive to food pantries in Barron, Burnett, Polk, St. Croix, Sawyer and Washburn counties during the week of June 11. Since 1993, 370,000 pounds of food have been collected and distributed through the Coins for Cans program. For more information on the Coins for Cans drive, call Judy Warmanen at 715-986-4777 or 800-846-8946, or e-mail her at — from SCCIW

Teacher, coach and now author

nown to some as a former science teacher, a football coach and now the author of four published books is Pete Hubin of the Shell Lake/Spooner area. Hubin’s first book published was “The General’s Den” with a sequel “Showdown at the General’s Den.” In between those two books, he published “Barefoot Boy and Other Drivel.” Pete, along with his wife, Betty, stopped in to my office a few weeks ago with copies of his latest book, “A Brook Runs Through It.” When Pete handed me a signed copy of his published works, I wasn’t sure when I would be able to read as I was in the middle of some other projects. I set aside some time over the weekend to read the adventures of Pete’s fictional character, 14-year-old Nick. When school let out for the summer months of 1948, Nick’s plan was to spend his time camping in the woods near Beaver Brook, doing some trout fishing and exploring the area. Sharing his breakfast with three fox pups, finding an abandoned shack and watching people going about daily tasks, Nick also links up with others that enjoy fly-fishing. A certain redheaded girl his age catches his eye. The book is written in diary form and mentions places that may be familiar to many in

W a s h b u r n County. An entry in Nick’s diary is, “It was a special day. I wonder if there are many 14-yearold boys as lucky as I am. I have a wonderful, loving mom and dad. I live in a great country, the USA, and I can camp out and spend the summer in this beautiful pubAuthor Pete Hubin with his lic forest on latest book, “A Brook Runs the banks of Through It.” — Photo by a beautiful Suzanne Johnson t r o u t stream.” For those that may be interested in Pete’s writings, his books are available in the Washburn County Register Newspaper office.

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ay 22: The Navigator reports, “The Wisconsin DNR and Ag Department say gypsy moth spraying will take place in Burnett County. Officials said the spraying is necessary to control the spread of gypsy moth, a destructive and invasive pest that feeds on the leaves of oaks, maples, crabapple, birch and many other species of trees and shrubs. Spraying is also planned for Bayfield, Douglas and Sawyer counties this summer, but not Washburn County.” Happy Tonics staff was relieved to learn that Washburn County would be spared the spraying. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of monarch eggs and small caterpillars on milkweed at present. The spraying would kill gypsy moth caterpillars and could threaten monarch caterpillars. The DNR determined that “different strains of bacillus thuringiensis affect different species of insects.” We know for certain that bacillus thuringiensis does affect monarchs and kills monarch caterpillars. The DNR went on to suggested, “The kurstaki strain affects some caterpillars of moths and butterflies that ingest it. Not all species of caterpillar are affected by Btk, but gypsy moth, tent caterpillars and Karner blue butterflies are all susceptible. We do not use Btk where we know there are Karner blue butterflies or other threatened or endangered species of moths and butterflies could be harmed.” Douglas County has set aside conservation land for the Karner blue. Perhaps the spraying will avoid land tracks that DNR is now protecting for the butterfly along the power-line corridor. Read more about the invasive gypsy moth at topic/ForestHealth/documents/FFBtkJan2011.pdf. This week, people are reporting monarch butterfly sightings. Betty Ferris said that she was in Bayfield when the big top went up. She climbed Mount Ashwebay to take some pictures and was immersed with a massive flutter of monarchs. Tonya Theichel Albers says, “There seems to be a good comeback so far in Taylor County as well.” May 24: Shelby Renoos-Ausing created a flyer about the Northwood Community Garden at Northwood School in Minong. Garden Week educational events ran from May 21-May 24. Daily speakers addressed healthy garden foods, buzzing bees,

These Shell Lake Elementary students, after becoming members of the Field Day Club, read five books above their grade level from five different genres and passed all the book tests with 90 percent or better grade. Accelerated readers are (L to R): Connor Pashby, Sam Symond, Ashytn Smith, Annika Swan, Anna Mikula, Ali Deladi, Principal Osterhues, Megan Anderson, Julia Balser, Abby Smith, Jasper McCracken, Seth Symond, Chris Melton and Jordan Aronson. — Photo submitted

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by Shamane Mills Wisconsin Public Radio News STATEWIDE – Under provisions of federal healthcare reform, states must review the prices charged by private insurers for individual and group policies to see if they're too expensive. Health-care advocates say Wisconsin is doing a poor job of it. Wisconsin received nearly $5 million in federal money to conduct health insurance rate reviews. Any increase over 10 percent has to be justified. So far this year, Wisconsin has reviewed 17 policy hikes over that amount and found them all acceptable. Wisconsin Citizen Action director Robert Kraig disagrees. “Health care consumers are struggling to afford skyrocketing in-

surance premiums that have nearly doubled in the last 10 years, on average.” Wisconsin is not a state that allows the insurance commissioner to deny rate hikes, but Kraig says transparency helps consumers. Other states do have the power to act, says Cheryl Fish-Parchman. She's deputy director of health policy for Families USA. She pointed to Oregon as a leader in rate review; that state's insurance commissioner reduced half the proposed increases. “States all across the map—all across the political spectrum—are taking advantage of those rate review grants and they've really paid off on behalf of consumers.” When Wisconsin applied for federal funds to conduct rate reviews, it promised public hearings. But insurance commissioner spokesman J.P. Wieske says they decided to take the bulk of comments online, and others exclusively by writing or phone “To force people to come down to Madison to actually comment—citizens who are actually affected by the rate increases—is difficult. We're looking to gather as much information as possible in all these rate increases.” Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Health declared two rate increases by Wisconsin insurers “unreasonable.”

Northwood School, Minong, where Mary Ellen Ryall spoke to the school children about monarch butterflies. — Photo from Northwood School

compost and seed planting, and butterfly gardens. I spoke to kindergarten and second-grade students. They are currently studying butterflies. The third-grade class retained a lot of butterfly information from the year before. Students eagerly raised their hands to answer questions about the monarch butterfly. A few students were bilingual and spoke Spanish and English. I was able to ask them the monarch’s name in Spanish. They proudly said, “monarca or mariposa.” Both answers are correct. Their eyes lit up when I asked them for the Spanish names. Imagine their pride because the monarch’s country of origin is Mexico. I spoke in halfhour segments with the fourth and fifth grades, preschool and Head Start students, kindergarten, first, second and third grades. I am looking forward to working with Northwood School grade school and charter school for years to come. The implementation of a butterfly habitat will continue to be part of the vision of Northwood School to be known as a green school. June 2: Happy Tonics will be exhibiting at the annual Washburn County Family Festival. The event is open to the public. Bring the family to Washburn County Fairgrounds in Spooner, rain or shine, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will also be hosting a yard sale at the Monarch Butterfly Habitat from 8-10 a.m. if not raining. The weekly event supports the Monarch Butterfly Habitat.

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by Troy Benham SHELL LAKE — Yes, it is time once again to pull out your beach blankets, dust off those lawn chairs and join with family and friends Monday evenings at the lakeside pavilion. With over 10 years of live performed music and a free movie at dusk, it surely has become a great community family gathering place with the best of what summer has to offer. Live music this summer includes familiar groups such as performances brought to you by the Shell Lake Arts Center, the Area Community Band, and the Washburn County Historical Society. Also individual names such as Roger Harrison, Jay Beaufeaux, Catherine Benham, Vern Moss and others yet to be announced. To kick off music for the 2012 season on Monday, June 4, is Jason Dirkes, Rice Lake. He was raised in nearby Birchwood. Dirkes started playing guitar after building his first from a cornflakes box and things from around the home, and, as he puts it, the rest is history. Dirkes’ sound is defined by his acoustic sound and original music. He has had many great influences over the years. He also says he owes much gratitude toward many who have helped him along the way but most of all, the love and support of his mother, Cynthia Dirkes. This year’s host is WOJB’s third Saturday afternoon radio host of the Urban Amish Spice of Life, Troy Benham. Come one, come all to Shell Lake’s lakeside pavilion band shell on Hwy. 63 on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. throughout the summer.

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Friday, June 1 • GFWC Spooner Women’s Club meeting Trinity Lutheran Church 1 p.m. Gloria Thue guest speaker. Info, call 715-635-2741. Saturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3 • DNR Free Fishing Weekend. Saturday, June 2 • Chuck Revak Memorial Kids Fishing Day, 10 a.m.noon. For more information, 715-635-4669. • Family Festival, Washburn County Fairgrounds, Spooner, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. • Spooner Garden Club’s annual spring plant sale, 9 a.m. until sold out, at the Dave’s Hardware Hank parking lot in Spooner. Proceeds to fund scholarships, and gardens at Northern Wisconsin Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Spooner’s Centennial Park and Triangle Park. Tuesday, June 5 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, June 6 • Washburn County HCE meeting, UW-Extension meeting room, 9:30 a.m. • Unit on Aging, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Free soup and sandwiches, Church of the Nazarene, 5:30 p.m. Call 715-635-3496 to confirm. All welcome. Donations accepted. Thursday, June 7 • Neighbors Open House, Hunt Hill, Sarona, 715-6356543, • Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting, 4:30 p.m., Shell Lake City Hall meeting room. • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Contact person Betsy 715-520-7999. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted. Friday, June 8 • Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, Sweet Sounds of Spring silent auction, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Complimentary licensed child care at Methodist church. No registration is required. Call the center with questions 715-635-4669. Saturday, June 9 • Tri-County Dairy Breakfast, Washburn County Fairgrounds, Spooner, 6:30-11 a.m. • Cakes at the Lake, Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, Sarona, 715-635-6543, • WCAHS Annual Par for Pets, Black Bear Golf, Minong, 715-635-2950, • Informal sailboat race on Shell Lake. • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Ticket sales at 9 a.m. Distribution at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. Contact numbers 715-635-9309, 715-468-4017, 715-222-4410. • Alano Club in Shell Lake spring cleanup, 10 a.m. Sunday, June 10 • Badger Wheels Studebaker Drivers Club car show at the Spooner Fairgrounds. Gates open for show cars at 7 a.m. Monday, June 11 • Advance Directives training, 1-4 p.m., Washburn County Highway meeting room, 1600 CTH H, Spooner. Everyone welcome. Attorney Maren Beerman will discuss powers of attorney for health care, financial/durable powers of attorney and guardianships under Wisconsin law. RSVP to 715-635-4460. • Diabetes Education meeting, 2-3 p.m., in the classroom at Spooner Health System. Topics and speakers vary each month. For more information call 715-635-1217. Tuesday, June 12 • Moms Club, Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 13 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. • The board of directors meeting Railroad Memories Museum, 1 p.m., at the city hall building in Spooner. All volunteers welcome. • The Book Chat book club, 1 p.m., Alley Cats, Spooner. Share your impressions of “The House at Tyneford” by Natasha Solomons.


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Thursday, June 14 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. • Fibromyalgia/CFS/Chronic Pain Support Group, 1-3 p.m., Chetek Lutheran Church. Call 715-651-9011 or 715237-2798 for further information. • Education and support for people affected by cancer, 3:30-5 p.m., Marshfield Clinic Rice Lake Center. Registration required, 715-236-8327. Friday, June 15-Friday, June 22 • Birding camp, Hunt Hill Audubon, Sanctuary, Sarona, 715-635-6543, Saturday, June 16 • Railroad Heritage Festival, Railroad Memories Museum, Spooner, 715-635-3302, www.railroadmemories Sunday, June 17 • Jazz faculty concert, 7 p.m., Shell Lake Arts Center. Monday, June 18 • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 5 p.m. group activity, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6-7 p.m. meeting, Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 715-635-4669. • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner. • Jazz faculty concert, 7:30 p.m., lakeside pavilion, Shell Lake. Tuesday, June 19 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, June 20 • GRANDparents Adventures: Fishing, Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, Sarona, 715-635-6543, • Jazz faculty concert, 7 p.m., Shell Lake Arts Center. • Games and activities, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m., at the library, Shell Lake. Public is welcome. • The Washburn County Humane Society open board meeting 5:30 p.m., state patrol headquarters, Spooner. Call 715-635-4720 for more information. Thursday, June 21 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting will be provided. Friday, June 22 • Summer choir concert, 4 p.m., Shell Lake Arts Center. • Jazz camp concert, 7 p.m., Shell Lake Arts Center. • The Shell Lake American Legion meeting, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Commons. • Shell Lake VFW meeting, 7 p.m., Friendship Commons. Saturday, June 23 • National Bee Count, Shell Lake, 715-468-2097. • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. Sunday, June 24 • Jazz faculty concert, 7 p.m., Shell Lake Arts Center. Monday, June 25 • Jazz faculty concert, 7:30 p.m., lakeside pavilion, Shell Lake. Tuesday, June 26 • Town and Country Days Committee meeting, 6 p.m., Shell Lake City Hall. Wednesday, June 27 • Big Band Scholarship Benefit Concert, 7 p.m., Shell Lake Arts Center. • Afternoon bog hike, Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, Sarona, 715-635-6543, • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner. Thursday, June 28-Sunday, July 1 • Mi Familia Spanish Camp for Families, Hunt Hill, Sarona, 715-635-6543,

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by Diane Dryden annually to the BID SPOONER — On committee where a sunny Tuesday, five board memMay 22, the hortibers, who are apculture students pointed by the from the Spooner mayor, make the High School were decisions of how on hand to put and where to spend some of their new the income. knowledge into During the planting the 44 spring, the cash large flowerpots from the BID goes throughout town. for the plants that The blooms were are potted throughpurchased by the out the district as Business Improvewell as banners ment District. This that hang above the Louis Clark and Trevor Kupsch, highway announcdistrict covers all the business estab- both juniors at Spooner High School, ing events. The lishments on Front, spent part of an afternoon planting board also uses the River and Summit the 44 pots supplied by the Business income for their streets starting at Improvement District of Spooner. It Christmas decorathe river south of didn’t take the entire horticulture tions and lights town and running class long to create the displays that downtown during close to four blocks lend a welcome atmosphere to the the winter season, north of Walnut town. — Photo by Diane Dryden relieving the taxStreet. Each of these businesses pays a payers burden by picking up the entire small percentage of their assessed value expense themselves.

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SPOONER — Spooner Area Community Education will offer the following courses this summer. Please see Spooner School District Web site for complete listings and fee information. Register for classes by calling 715-635-0243; going online at under Community to get a complete registration form; mailing a registration form to Spooner Area ComEd, 801 CTH A, Spooner, WI 54801; or dropping off the registration form at the district office. Class fees must accompany registration form. Many classes fill quickly. Sessions will be canceled if sufficient enrollment is not received and fees will be fully refunded. Avoid disappointment of class cancellations, register early and invite a friend or two to register with you. Those who register should assume they are in the class at the time and place indicated. If there is a change, participants will be notified. All SACE classes are self-funding; they depend on enrollment to cover the cost of instructors. SACE assumes no responsibility for reaching those who do not provide daytime contact information.


Summer Aviation: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mondays-Fridays , June 11-Aug. 17, at old vocational building across from middle school. Instructor is Jay Cornell. The summer aviation program is open to any student in grades nine - 12 living in the Spooner Area School District interested in being part of an exciting opportunity to learn about aviation and working toward the completion of a life-size airplane. Hours are very flexible, building around family vacations and other personal time. Vocational credit will be awarded. Interested students contact Jay at 715-645-0784 or cornellj@spooner.k12. for more information. Introduction to Pickleball: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, June 6-15, at the elementary school gym. Instructor is Tom Christopherson. Bring athletic shoes, clothing and a water bottle to class. All ages are welcome. Join this fast-action sport that had a mascot long before it had a rule book! Pickleball bears some resemblance to tennis, bad-

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by Diane Dryden and the do-not-reSPOONER — It suscitate instrucseems like Christtions. mas was just over, “He was diagand it’s already nosed in May, and time for the Relay by September his For Life this Friday, fight was over. It June 1, starting at 6 was terrible to p.m., and going watch him suffer. until the next He would cough morning when it up large amounts ends with an early of blood and none pancake breakfast. of the drugs were Once again, there helping. I told him will be items to buy that he didn’t have or to bid on and to stay for us anyfood to eat, but more, and it you’ll want to get seemed to be what there by 6 p.m. he needed to hear, when the opening because he just let ceremonies begin. go and died. After the thank“My husband yous from organand daughter were izer and Chair Katrina Dohm, Spooner High there for me, but it Steve Clay are School art teacher, will be the guest was my daughter, given, and after the speaker and honorary chairman for Ashton, who alopening prayer and this year’s Washburn County Relay ways went with me music, there will be For Life at the Shell Lake High School, to visit Grandpa at time for this year’s starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 1. — home and then in honorary chair to Photo by Diane Dryden the hospital. She tell her story of her was the one who personal journey with cancer. witnessed the constant blood-coughing She’s Katrina Dohm, and she is the art and the pain in his eyes and body. We teacher your kids may have talked about had always been close, but now we drew for the past 12 years. Kids at the Army even closer. I think that’s why it was so base in North Dakota can also speak of much harder on her when, only two the five years they had her. So can the years later, I had to start having biopsies Unity School kids who sat in her art class on a part of my own body that might or for two years before she was hired in might not be cancer. For four years I was Spooner to teach in the middle school on a special watch, going in every six and then this year in the high school. months for tests with my doctor and She was the girl at St. Francis and then then in May 2011, when I was right in the Spooner High School who was always middle of our school’s spring fling that I asked to letter signs and help build the got a letter from my doctor, that was school floats and whose kindergarten written on more pink paper. The pink teacher credited her with a wide talent in paper always meant that they had found art. A shy child, she was happy to share something suspicious, and I needed to her high school’s team spirit by working return for additional tests. It was hard to artistically behind the scenes. You might concentrate on the call-back letter besay she was deeply involved sideways. cause I had displays and exhibits to get She graduated from college with a bach- ready along with photos of the concerts elor’s degree of science in education and and the talent shows that showed the a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree. She’s previous school year in review. And taught all aspects of art ever since. graduation was just around the corner Her parents owned the A&H Country and there was so much to do. Market for 22 years. She and her two “I finally had time to respond to the brothers and two sisters grew up learn- letter, they performed a more invasive ing how to work. Life was good for test, and on graduation day, which fell everyone until the day in 2005 when she right before the busy Memorial Day got the call that her father, who was on weekend, I got a phone call from my yet another treatment to stop smoking, doctor, and she said, ‘Katrina, you’ve got had stage 4 inoperable lung cancer. He cancer.’” was 62 and a fighter. He chose the best To hear the rest of this remarkable medical facility in his opinion, Mayo story, stop by the Shell Lake High Clinic. Even they could offer him no School’s track at 6 p.m., Friday, June 1, treatment except for radiation and and hear, from her own lips, her personal chemo. walk with this dreaded disease. It was Dohm who drove her father to his treatments in Duluth, Minn. It was she with whom her father talked about his cancer and his plans for his death. “I guess he needed someone to talk to, so I was honored to fill that gap,” said Dohm. “We talked about funeral arrangements

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by Diane Dryden SPOONER — Glen Melton was born on a farm. He lives on that same farm today. Oh, what a difference he’s made both in his life and his surroundings there on Greenfield Road, eight miles west of Spooner on Hwy. 70. In his mind’s eye, he can still see his mother, and she stoops over her vegetable garden while pulling weeds or harvesting produce. He can still see his dad and himself as they milk their 60 cows. For 27 years that was the life he led that included lots of hard work. He was the next one to own the farm, and he did a good job doing it. That is until one day he bought a sandblasting business. “It seemed the thing to do,” he says. “Since none of my three boys wanted the farm, I started the sandblasting business but kept the farm for an additional five years just in case one of the business ventures didn’t pan out.” This was 1990, and it was also the beginning of the log-home boom. Locals built them and so did transplants to the area as well as summer people. What many didn’t realize, or didn’t listen to, was that the logs had to be stained every three years. The ones who let their logs go had to have their places sandblasted in order to get off the spotty, stained areas in order to start all over. On the other hand, the owners who did stain their house every three years found that after a while they had a terrific stain buildup and had to have their houses sandblasted to remove years and years of stain. Either way, Melton had a growing business. He worked for 22 years sandblasting items in a wide area turning the old farm into quite an enterprise. Each of his sons went into a trade, which included the cranberry business, the carpenter trade and one son moved into dad’s sandblasting business and now runs it. Normal people at that point would have looked back at their lives, breathed a big sigh of relief and happily retired to play with their grandchildren. Not Melton. He was reading an agriculture magazine one day when he spied an article on growing blueberries in Bayfield. He was immediately interested and decided it would be fun to put in a few rows. After all, he had 175 acres, much of it rented

Glen Melton and his dog, Ruby, sit in front of the pump house that Melton built so he could access its water for irrigating his 2-1/2 acres of blueberries on his farm outside of Spooner.

Glen Melton checks his row-after-row of neatly planted and well-maintained berries. — Photos by Diane Dryden

out for cropland, and there was still a really nice chunk behind the old farmstead where a rather large pond was located. “I kind of rushed starting the business a bit,” he admits. “I really should have done a better soil prep before I planted the first berries because they require an acid soil and my soil was more neutral.

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Cliff Walz, with the American Legion, spoke at the Memorial Day ceremony in Spooner on Monday, May 28. Walz served 30 years in the U.S. Navy.

After all, there had been corn and alfalfa planted there off and on for years. But I put in some berries and they did fine.” Melton built a pump house by the pond, which was next to the berries. This way he could access pond water for both irrigation and protection from frost. He could spray the berries with water from

the overhead sprinklers, which would coat the berries and then turn to ice and save the berries from dying during the spring’s frosty nights. He planted more berries and more berries, five varieties that grow anywhere from 2 to 4 feet tall, on 2-1/2 acres. He also planted rows of windbreak shrubs and added snow fencing here and there for added winter and wind protection for his growing crop. He also fenced the entire area with a 6-foot wire fence to keep out the critters, large and small. “Each year a blueberry bears, it bears more than the last. By the time our plants were 3 to 5 years old, they were producing quite a lot of berries, but because this is year seven, the berries look like they’ll have a great crop. Blueberries usually live for a good 30 years, so I want to make sure they’re well-established.” Melton uses a 21-0-0 fertilizer and mulches all the rows to help retain moisture. He also orders 1,000 bumblebees each spring to be sure his berries are well-pollinated. “Bumblebees have trouble overwintering, so we order new ones each year. I have been told that they do well overwintering in old mattresses or car seats, so this year I just might try one of those methods to see if with one really works.” Like his mother, Melton raises chickens so all his family has fresh eggs, and he also raises some beef. The vegetable garden that once sat near the house has been transferred to the area near the blueberries and it is vast, easily supplying enough vegetables for the entire town. His mother would be proud of his accomplishments. He’s built a tiny cabin between the blueberries and the pond. It’s a wonderful place to sit and watch the duck families and the otters along with multiple birds. Black Lab Ruby thinks it’s the greatest place she’s ever been. The little house will serve as the blueberry sales area when the season begins in earnest, which should be sometime in mid to late July. He’ll be hiring people to pick for other people who just like to buy them without work, and he’ll be opening the fields for self-picking during the season. For more information about the operation or the picking dates call Glen Melton on his cell phone, 715-520-2303.


The firing of arms was part of the Memorial Day observation at the Spooner Veterans Memorial Park. – Photos by Jessica Beecroft

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A panoramic view of the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery from the hill. The rains held off, and it was a beautiful day for the program as hundred Those Who Will March On.

Spooner Area Honor Guard members posting the colors are Bill Hoyt, Dave Hanson and Cecil Scribner.

Bob Blake of Clam Falls pays his respects to a friend he will never see again. Sgt. Dan Gabielson gave his life in the name of freedom. In the nine years since, the memory of him still remains close to family and friends.

RIGHT: Anthony Howe leads the veterans in the posting of the veteran service organization flags.

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The Shell Lake Veterans Honor Guard received the honor of performing the ceremonial rifle salute at the closing of the program. Shown (L to R): Ernie Cathers, Carl Krantz, Anita Dugan, Gene Harrington, James Andreas, Lisa McNeally, Clarence Nelson, Greg Christianson, Kent Wabrowetz and David Wilson.



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The Rev. Greg Harrell gave the benediction as he shared the stage with Don Tobias and Pvt. Dillon Hopke. LEFT: Pvt. Dillon Hopke, 2012 graduate of Shell Lake High School, had the honor of being the keynote speaker at the Shell Lake Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 28. Serving his country is a value he learned from his father, Capt. Pete Hopke.

It was the farewell performance for Shell Lake teacher and band director Aimee Pashby as she proudly watches her student play for the Memorial Day ceremony. Pashby will be leaving Shell Lake Schools to take a position at Rice Lake High School. She challenged her students to be the best that they could and they responded by being the best.

The Memorial Day parade on Main Street Shell Lake is like a Norman Rockwell painting revealing the values of small-town America. The band followed the Shell Lake Honor Guard down the two-block parade route as families lined the street. — Photos by Larry Samson



by Larry Samson COLFAX — The Shell Lake girls track team will be competing in six events at the state track and field meet at La Crosse on Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2. Going to state will be seniors Jen Cassel and Emma Anderson, and sophomores Shania Pokorny, Hannah Cassel and Hana Anderson. Shell Lake will be sending the 4x100-meter and 4x400meter relay teams after both took first place at the sectional tournament in Colfax on Thursday, May 24. In the 400-meter dash, Jen Cassel took first with a time of 1 minute, 00.11 seconds and teammate Pokorny took second with a time of 1:01.37. Emma Anderson took a second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:22.77 and in the 1,600 with a time of 5:19.66. Running the 300-meter hurdles, Hannah Cassel earned second with a time of 45.59. At the beginning of the season, coach Katrina Granzin had to talk her into giving the hurdles a try. After her first meet, where she took first, Cassel still did not like running the hurdles, as they were “too much work.” The 4x100-meter relay team of Hannah Cassel, Hana Anderson, Pokorny and Jen Cassel took first in regionals and sectionals after they set a new Lakeland Conference record at the conference meet. They will be going to state with a time of 51.98. The 4x400-meter relay took first and second in the regionals with a time of 4:09.76 and sectionals with a time of 4:12.07. Members of that team are Pokorny, Hannah Cassel, Emma Anderson and Jen Cassel. AJ Denotter hurt his hamstring in the regional meet on Monday, May 21, at Webster, hurting his performance in the 400-meter dash where he took sixth with a time of 53.74 and on the 4x400-relay team where they finished seventh with a time of 3:43.36. Other members of that team are Tanner Williams, David Brereton and Anthony Lloyd. Williams took 13th place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:16.72. Brereton, competing in the only field event for Shell Lake, placed 11th in the triple jump with 36 feet, 1.25 inches.

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Shell Lake girls going to state

Dakota Robinson takes the handoff from Tia Carlson in the 4x200-meter relay. With a time of 2:04.04, they took fifth place in the Webster regionals. Only the top four teams advance to sectional competition.

Jen Cassel, Hannah Cassel, Shania Pokorny and Emma Anderson took a first in the 4x100-meter relay at regionals and sectionals earning themselves a trip to state on Friday and Saturday, June 1-2, at Veterans Memorial Stadium in La Crosse.

LEFT: Emma Anderson is off and running after getting the handoff from Hannah Cassel in the 4x400-meter relay. They took first in regionals and sectionals, earning a trip to state. – Photos by Larry Samson

AJ Denotter, Tanner Williams, David Brereton and Anthony Lloyd took first in regionals in Webster on Monday, May 21, with a time of 3:42.84, earning them a trip to sectionals in Colfax on Thursday, May 24, where they placed seventh with a time of 3:43.36.

Softball team beats Somerset

The Somerset runner beats out the throw from catcher Emmalee Statz to Erica Kozial.

With the tying run at third, Erica Kozial catches this pop-up for the third out and for the game. The 7-6 win over Somerset on Tuesday, May 22, means that the Shell Lake softball team will finish out the season with a 19-1 record.

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LEFT: Hailey Flach had a great day at the plate. She had two doubles that hit the outfield fence.




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Shell Lake alive in playoffs

Shell Lake base runner BJ Burton dives back to first base as the pitcher tries to pick him off.

by Larry Samson SHELL LAKE — It was a game Shell Lake was expected to win, and that was what they did when they beat New Auburn 24-2 in the first game of the baseball regional playoff. The first game of the sectional will be played Tuesday, June 5, at Bruce with an 11 a.m. start. The second game will be the same day at 4 p.m. Shell Lake started out with a 10-0 lead in the second inning, adding five more runs in the third inning and seven more

in the fourth inning. Darren Sahlstrom had a perfect game going into the fourth inning. Facing the bottom of the New Auburn batting order, he was three outs from a no-hitter when he gave up a solid double to center field. He finished up the game with a two hitter, striking out 10 batters and walking two. To find out the results of the second and final game of the playoffs go to or go to our Facebook page at

Adam Hungerbuhler slides under the tag at home plate. He had a good day at the plate, scoring two runs on two hits and two walks.

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SHELL LAKE — Baseball players from Shell Lake named to the Central Lakeland All-Conference baseball team were seniors Jesse Gronning and Darren Sahlstrom, junior BJ Burton, and sophomore Sam Livingston. Senior Caleb Schmidt was named honorable

mention. Birchwood students named to the East Lakeland All-Conference baseball team were seniors Nate Frandsen and Andrew Flora. — from Shell Lake Athletic Department

Shortstop Tyler Kozial is up to catch the throw on the steal while Luke Sahlstrom backs him up. — Photos by Larry Samson

Golf league scores

Spooner Ladies Golf League Game: High-Low 9-hole league First: Mary Lou Barneson, Myra Scherer, Cheryl Duden and Nancy Rich, 70 Second: Carol Heim, Mickey Lambert, Elaine Walker and Linda Beal, 72

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Chip-in: Cheryl Duden, No. 5 18-hole league First: Penny Schroeder, Bobbi Zadra, Moira Moga and Sarah Carr (blind draw), 143 Second: Mary Ann Solie, Pat Weiss, Marge Halberg and JoAnn Downs, 151

Chip-in: Penny Schroeder, No. 6 Birdies: Bobbi Zadra, No. 11; Marge Halberg, No. 4; and Wendy Vinsant, No. 4


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Brendemuehl, accounting; Alexander Clark, automotive maintenance technician; Alexandra Cornell, early childhood education; Ashley L. Hanson, administrative specialist; medical Matthew Lee, business management; Mariah Melton, office support specialist; Rhonda Melton, barber/cosmetologist; Daniel Olson, bricklaying and masonry; Michelle Smith, business management; and Candice Zehm, dairy herd management. Stone Lake: Miriam Bontrager, medical administrative specialist; Lacy Clamer, marketing; and Melissa Clamer, medical administrative specialist. Trego: Ryan Lindenfelser, automotive maintenance technician; Sarah Paul, early childhood education; and Sherri Roman, business management. — from WITC ••• MADISON — Amanda Frankiewicz, Spooner, with bachelor of Science in chemistry, was recently initiated in the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society at UW-Madison. Undergraduate members of the Alpha of Wisconsin Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa are elected in their junior or senior years upon recommendation of the membership committee. Initiates must have an outstanding academic achievement and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.75 for seniors or 3.9 for juniors. — from TheLink ••• RIPON — Aurora Pollei, Shell Lake, joined fellow seniors during the 146th commencement of Ripon College on May 13. Pollei was a cum laude major in art history and history. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darin G. Pollei. — from ReadMedia

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Early news deadline so I don’t have much to write. There sure was a lot going on for the weekend with graduation, open houses and Memorial Day. As I was writing this, it was raining and it was so welcome. I hope it didn’t hamper your weekend plans. Folks have been seeing bear in the area. Janet Zimmerman has seen one around their place. Last Thursday night, the women’s horseshoe team at Rummel’s watched a mama and two cubs in the nearby field. Janet, Marilyn and Renee Zimmerman, our caretakers of the Sarona Cemetery, had it all clipped and looking nice for Memorial Day. Our neighborhood has had many changes. The Aage Duch home has been torn down. Now the old building site across from Mavis Schlapper is being cleared off. It’s so different with the trees there missing. In Sarona, Sam and Jake West have a new big grain bin that was put up a while back. Now the landfill may be finally putting in a new methane generator to utilize some of that wasted energy, or it is at least in the final discussions. I remember them talking of it at least 10 years ago when attending a tour there. Sympathy to the family of Steve Crosby and Gary Fox. Their funerals were held last week. They were both so

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MENOMONIE — Rachael Schmidt, Shell Lake, one of the top 25 graduating seniors based on grade-point average, was honored for the 2011-12 academic year at the 49th-annual Greater Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education banquet. Schmidt majored in hotel, restaurant and tourism. Commencement at UW-Stout was held May 12. — from ReadMedia ••• NORTHWEST WISCONSIN — On Friday, May 11, WITC held simultaneous commencement ceremonies for its Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior campuses. The WITC graduates of the four campuses who reside in this area are: Barronett: Sherri Hanson, machine tool technician. Birchwood: Amber Baker, criminal justice - law enforcement; Jill Clarke, medical administrative specialist; Jake Rurup, telecommunication technologies; Joscelyn Sager, barber/cosmetologist; Kyle Scribner, dairy herd management; and Zach Zook, automotive maintenance technician. Minong: Christy Borst, accounting; and Kodey Holland, automotive maintenance technician. Sarona: Keith Kemp, wood technics; Cheri Lyga, occupational therapy assistant; and John Torza, business management. Shell Lake: Lisa Egbert, medical administrative specialist; Carol Euler, office support specialist; Evan Fox, criminal justice - law enforcement; Jolene Harrington, accounting; Cheryl Hotchkiss, business management; Sarah Jamme’, medical administrative specialist; Regan Myers Jr., accounting; Michael Nielsen, welding; and Cristy Spaulding, dairy herd management. Spooner: Deanna Abusara, therapeutic massage; Cindy Aherns, medical administrative specialist; Cody Andrea, early childhood education; Eric

by Art Swan When I was very young, probably about 1927, we had a west wind blowing a dust storm. You could hardly see anywhere. My dad must have had most of his land in clover and timothy hay, because there wasn’t any damage. But 20 acres south of where I live now was sandy, and when it blew all day, the ditch along the road was all filled with sand. The next bad wind was in 1951. It was a straight wind and terrible. Many barns blew down. If they were full of hay, the roofs blew off. My brother and I were digging footings for a new barn for Alfred Lee. While Harry was digging, steel was blowing from other buildings all the time. Three of us were helping, but we were sitting in a garage because it was so terrible. Arvid Pederson came to the garage, and after he came in the wind blew the doors right in and almost hit him. The loose signs in Shell Lake were blown down, but no one was hurt. I don’t think many people were out. Another straight wind hit about chore time one night. That one blew my dad’s new barn down, along with many other barns. If I remember, it seems about 1935 the wind was terrible. It seemed the wind blew steady during the winter. In October 1942, while I was husking corn in southern Minnesota, a snowstorm hit one night. There was lots of snow, and the two farmers I worked for weren’t too healthy. Their cattle were caught out in a cornfield where we had picked. So about 9 p.m., the one fellow asked me to help get them home. He gave me a pair of hip boots, and we went with a team of horses and a high wooden-wheel wagon. We found the cattle, and then it was my job to go behind them to chase them home. The trail to home had a deep ravine and it was full of snow. When the cattle got

to it, they sunk in the deep snow and wouldn’t move. I tried to get them to go, but had to pound them and holler, and finally they would jump, and for a short distance got them started and got them home and in the barn. In the afternoon, a neighbor called and wanted help with his cattle. We went and the wind was blowing hard yet. While we were trying to get them in the barn, small sheets of steel were blowing around us all the time. I think this was the same storm covered in the Sunday paper in Mankato. Beef cattle froze to death right out in harvested cornfields. Oct. 22, 1938, it rained hard all day Friday, and that night it turned to snow. There were 3-foot drifts, and the snow was wet. The roads were all blocked. The telephone lines blew down all the way to Shell Lake. My dad got the neighbors to help him and spent a long time getting the lines back up. It was all donated work. My brother had a snowplow on the front of his truck and tried to open town roads. He started about 10 a.m. He worked until about 5 p.m. and only had a quarter of a mile done. He gave up on the road and went through the field until he could get on the road again. If farmers wanted their driveway plowed, sometimes there was so much snow they had to help shovel by hand to get through. When I was farming and selling milk in cans, the milk hauler had a plow on this truck, and drifts in my yard were about 5- or 6-feet high. They had a terrible time and didn’t get any extra money for plowing snow. This about takes care of wind in my day. I hope we never have bad winds anymore, as when I drive through the country and see the big, big fields ready to be planted or ones that are already planted, it would be terrible to have a high wind.

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Spooner Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists are sponsoring the talent contest at the 101st Washburn County Fair. The fair will be held Thursday-Sunday, July 26-29, at the fairgrounds in Spooner. Showing their support are (L to R): Jen Danielsen, front desk coordinator; Travis Miller, licensed athletic trainer; Brittany Schultz, physical therapist aide; Kyle Pearson, physical therapist aide; Mavis Melton, physical therapist; Aleisha Janssen, doctor of physical therapy; Amy Greenfield, physical therapist and clinic director; and Stephanie Erickson, physical therapist. — Photo submitted



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at various times over the weekend were Brian, Jane, Jenny, Justin and Bryton Hines; Barry, Josh and Olivia Hines and Josh’s friend Mark and Sue Hines; Dianne and Edgar Rodriguez and family; Nick and Esther Mangelsen; and Alex Brustad. Hank and Karen Mangelsen were supper guests at the home of Jake and Holly Mangelsen Sunday. Randy and Tara Mangelsen and family and April and Dave Close and family were there also. Overnight guests of Lida Nordquist Sunday were Joleen and Richard Funk. A large number of people came to Hertel Lakeview Cemetery Monday morning for the military ceremony and program. All those in attendance appreciated the Burnett County VFW Post 1256 for their service of remembrance and honor. A number of relatives gathered at the home of Lawrence and Nina Hines Monday for a potluck meal to commemorate Memorial Day. Roger and Sue Mroszak visited Gladys and Marv Knoop Monday afternoon. Clam River Tuesday Club will meet June 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Sue Mroszak.

We’ve certainly had a lot of rain lately, haven’t we? But it’s great to have it. By Thursday evening, May 24, we had received 2-2/10 inches at our farm. That lawn has really greened up, which looks great. A very happy anniversary to Clarence and Marie Beecroft who celebrate 64 years together on June 2. Many more are wished. A happy anniversary to Trent and Stephanie Vanderhoof as they celebrate six years together on June 3 with many more. Happy birthday to Andrew Lawrence, son of David and Cindy Lawrence, as he turns 6 years old June 4. Have a wonderful day. A very happy anniversary to David and Cindy Lawrence as they celebrate 24 years together with many more to you. David is now out of the Air Force and is living in North Carolina, and it was 26 years ago that David entered the Air

Force on June 4. June 6, a very happy birthday to Remington Ladd, my grandson who turns 10 years old, to John Biver, to Bob Fjelstad, Jim Toll, James Major and Celia Harrington. All have a great day. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Richard Gruehagen who passed away. Also sympathy to the family of Gary Fox who passed away. Talking with Diane Hulleman, we find she has now gotten lots of flowers out and also her veggie garden in, a busy lady. Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Scatter sunshine. Have a great week.

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by Pauline Lawrence

STATE OF WISCONSIN COUNTY OF WASHBURN CITY OF SHELL LAKE To the Common Council of the City of Shell Lake: I, Dale Scheps, President of Country Pride Co-op, d/b/a Shell Lake Convenience Store, herewith apply for Class “A” liquor and fermented malt beverage licenses under Chapter 125.04 of the Wis. Statutes for the year ending June 30, 2013, on the following described premises to wit: One-story building located at 331 Highway 63, in the City of Shell Lake, Wis. 561952 41r WNAXLP Dale Scheps Application filed this 18th day of May, 2012. (May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff vs. SCOTT ZEIEN, et al. Defendant(s) Case Number: 11 CV 174 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on December 20, 2011, in the amount of $123,693.52, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: June 27, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 1719, recorded in Volume 7, Page 140 of Certified Survey Maps on December 13, 1990. Being a part of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 11, Township 39 North, Range 12 West, in the Town of Trego, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED AS: The West 350 feet of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 11, Township 39 North, Range 12 West, excepting the portions of said parcel included in the parcels described in Document No. 195570, Volume 248 of Records, page 596 and Document 208025, Volume 272 of Records, pages 411-412, all in Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 6522 North Dilly Lake Road, Trego, WI 54888. TAX KEY NO.: 65-042-2-39-1211-3 03-000-002000. Dated this 28th day of March, 2012 Terry Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County Dustin A. McMahon State Bar # 1086857 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. 286385


STATE OF WISCONSIN COUNTY OF WASHBURN CITY OF SHELL LAKE To the Common Council of the City of Shell Lake: I, Terry W. Johnson, trade name Through The Woods Café, herewith apply for a Class “B” fermented malt beverage license and Class “C” wine license under Chapter 125.04 of the Wis. Statutes for the year ending June 30, 2013, on the following described premises to wit: Onestory building, located at 403 Highway 63 in the City of Shell Lake, Wis. 561953 41r Terry W. Johnson WNAXLP Application filed this 18th day of May, 2012.

(May 16, 23, 30) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY Our File #682457 CAPITAL ONE BANK USA NA FKA CAPITAL ONE BANK A FOREIGN CORPORATION 140 E SHORE DR. 12017-0380 GLEN ALLEN, VA 23059 Plaintiff, vs. CAROL J. ANDERSON DBA C AND M LIQUIDATORS INC. Defendant Case No. 12CV000041 AMENDED SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TO: Carol J. Anderson DBA C & M Liquidators Inc. W3103 Morningside Rd. Sarona, WI 54870 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 May 16, 2012, 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. 4 Ave., Shell Lake, WI 54871, and the Kohn Law Firm, Plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is 735 N. Water St., Suite 1300, Milwaukee, WI 53202. 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 are 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 or 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, April 23, 2012. KOHN LAW FIRM S.C.

BY: Joseph R. Johnson State Bar No. 1053052 Attorney for Plaintiff


STATE OF WISCONSIN COUNTY OF WASHBURN CITY OF SHELL LAKE To the Common Council of the City of Shell Lake: I, Steven M. Thaler, president, J & S Sales of Chippewa Falls LLC, herewith apply for a Class “A” fermented malt beverage license under Chapter 125.04 of the Wis. Statutes for the year ending June 30, 2013, on the following described premises to wit: One-story building located at 433 Highway 63, in the City of Shell Lake, Wis. 561948 41r WNAXLP Steven M. Thaler Application filed this 14th day of May, 2012. (May 16, 23, 30) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-6 Plaintiff vs. RONALD TYLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RONALD TYLER; CURRENT OCCUPANTS OF 4846 LOIS LANE, SPOONER, WI 54801; CIT SMALL-BUSINESS LENDING CORPORATION; Defendants NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 11 CV 231 Case Code No. 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on March 5, 2012, in the amount of $318,768.15, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: June 13, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale. PLACE: Washburn County Courthouse North Entrance (AKA North Steps) 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Lot Four (4) and an undivided 1/9th interest in Outlot One (1), all in the Helen J. Bethel Subdivision, Washburn County, Wisconsin. Also an undivided 1/9th interest in the “Common Lands” which are that part of Government Lots 1, 2 and the North 400 Feet of Lot 3, Section 6, Township 38, Range 12 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin, lying East of the former railroad right of way, except that part of these Government Lots lying within the boundaries of the Helen J. Bethel Subdivision. TAX KEY NO.: 65-008-2-36-1206-5 15-309-504000. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 4846 Lois Lane, Spooner, Wisconsin 54801 Adam C. Lueck State Bar No. 1081386 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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Glenda Scanlon is home from the hospital after having hip replacement surgery. She would appreciate prayers for a complete and speedy recovery. Karen and Hank Mangelsen visited Sandy and Bernie Redding Wednesday morning. That evening, they called on Sue and Roger Mroszak. Wednesday afternoon visitors of Hank and Karen Mangelsen were Claude McCarty, Jean Marion and Doris and Steve Schmidt. Donna Hines is home again after having surgery in Duluth, Minn. She is wished a blessed recuperation and recovery time. Roger and Sue Mroszak went to Harris, Minn., Thursday for a get-together with several other couples. They enjoyed a time of visiting and playing cards. Sue and Roger stayed overnight with Roger and Karen Route and returned home Friday. Randy, Tara, Henry and Josephine Mangelsen visited Karen and Hank Mangelsen Saturday afternoon. Weekend guests of Nina and Lawrence Hines were Chad, Jenny, Aubrey and Ashley Harrison. Folks visiting Donna and Gerry Hines

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case of yogurt. And, I’m a little embarrassed to say, I’m not even one of the nice women who have baked pies for him. Maybe it was his way of giving me a hint to get busy and bake him something. Terry (the moocher) was at a yard sale in Barronett about a week ago, and started talking to a couple of other shoppers. When they found out that he was the infamous neighborhood moocher, the wife laughed and said that she thought he would be bigger. Terry told her that he has put on about 10 pounds, but he wants everyone to know that he is still in dire need of pies for his contest. He is so busy that he runs off all the calories anyway. Penny Sundvall celebrated a birthday on Wednesday with Anitia Lehman, Pat Olson, Cassie Renslow, Joyce Trolinger, Dawn Copus and myself. The birthday cards that Penny received were very funny but not very complimentary. We all had lots of fun. Did you know that Cassie Renslow is now running the Hilltop? She had been working there forever, being the owner’s daughter, you know, and decided that she would like to take charge. We were up there on Mother’s Day, and she did a great job setting up the buffet. She is open on Thursdays now too, and has a Mexican food special that night Stop by sometime, say hello, and wish her well in her new position as cook/manager. I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. See you later.


Hi again. I hope you had a very nice Memorial Day weekend doing what you like to do, camping, gardening, or just hanging out with friends and relatives. We are all so happy to welcome Deb Arnes home from a tour in Afghanistan. Deb got back to the Twin Cities on May 16, and to Barronett on May 18. We appreciate the selfless dedication of our servicemen and women, and try our best to support them while they are gone, but are overjoyed to see them come home again. We hope Deb gets plenty of rest and relaxation, and that from now on the only trips she takes will be for vacations with friends and family. Deb Lehmann wanted me to let everyone know that, after reminding everyone that her fifth anniversary at Red Brick was on May 16, I was one of the few who forgot to come in and congratulate her. Well, actually that’s not quite right. I did come in, but it was at the end of the day when they were done cooking and were cleaning up. I had been busy in the office all morning, going nuts over a new thing I had to learn on the computer, and didn’t even realize what day it was until I was walking past the cafe to go to the post office. What a dumbhead! Anyway, she said that she certainly appreciated those who did come in to wish her well. Obviously, that did not include me. You know, the friendly neighborhood moocher is not all bad. I was pulling weeds in the front flower garden last week, and he stopped by and gave me a

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Gary Lee Fox

Gary Lee Fox, 68, Shell Lake, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family. Gary was born April 1, 1944, in Woodbury, N.J., to proud parents Alphonso and Hazel Fox. Gary served in the United States Navy during Vietnam before being honorably discharged in 1966. On June 8, 1968, Gary married Judith Bitney of Shell Lake. Gary attended UW-Whitewater where he earned a master’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in school business administration. He went on to work as an accountant for over 40 years. In his free time, he was a craftsman who enjoyed woodworking and stained glass. Gary was a patient, loving husband, father and grandfather. He also enjoyed gardening and hunting. Gary was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived and will be lovingly missed by his wife, Judy; children Carrie (Don) Quinton, Tim (Jill)

Fox, Mike (Arianne) Fox and Jacqueline Fox; his grandchildren, Hunter Huth, Richard Quinton, Cassidy Quinton, Kalili Quinton, Gage Fox, Bronson Fox, Landon Fox, Brian Fox and Aubrey Fox; his brothers, Ronald Fox, Jim (Ludmilla) Fox, and Paul (Ruth) Fox; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held Friday, May 25, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake with Father Mike Tupa as celebrant. Music was provided by Kelsey Bitney, Anne Bryan and Tamara Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Tim Fox, Mike Fox, Don Quinton, Aaron Smith, Hunter Huth and Rich Quinton. Interment followed at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner. The Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

Roxain “June” Holman, 80, Shell Lake, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at Rice Lake Convalescent Center. She was born June 5, 1931, in Stone Lake, to George and Cora (Dawn) Mikula. She attended Pine Knoll School and Stone Lake Grade School before graduating from Spooner High School. June then took a job as cook and housekeeper at Evan’s Resort on Sand Lake, cooked at Spooner Nursing Home, worked at Spooner Laundry and Cleaners and cooked at Barron Nursing Home. She was married in Stone Lake on May 14, 1955, to Alvin Holman. June began working at Shell Lake hospital in housekeeping and laundry until her retirement. She was a member of the Stitch and Chat Quilters Club. June was preceded in death by brother George

Mikula and sister Joyce Anderson. She is survived by her husband, Alvin, Shell Lake; her daughter, Maxine (Bruce) Holman-Dakins, Rice Lake; brother Gail (Delma) Mikula, Bloomer; sisters Freda Walter and Phyllis Hendricks of Stone Lake; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 29, at Shell Lake United Methodist Church with the Rev. Greg Harrell officiating. Burial was in Shell Lake Cemetery. Pallbearers were Roy Hendricks, Gary Walter, Jim Mikula, Tim Mikula, Jon Walter, Steve Mickelson and Eugene Slayton. The Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.

minton and Ping-Pong. It’s easy to learn, versatile, and can be played by anyone/any age on a driveway, tennis court or cul-de-sac. Registration deadline is Monday, June 4. ZumbaTomic: 4-5 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays, June 7-29, at the middle school Antholz gym lobby area. Instructor is Roni Tennant. Drop-in punch cards will be available at class. Bring athletic shoes, clothing and a water bottle to class. The class is for ages 4 years to 15 years old. Forget just working out. Enjoying high-energy music and unique moves and combinations is your ticket to fitness. Mix effective body-sculpting movements with easy-to-follow, fun dance steps. Registration deadline is Monday, June 4. Summer Piano: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. half-hour time slots available, nine Tuesdays, June 12-Aug. 21, at the elementary school piano lab. Instructor is Kim Simon. All ages are welcome. Please write your best times on registration form so Kim can attempt to schedule participants in an accommodating manner. No lessons will be held on July 3 or Aug. 14. Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 5. 2012 summer school classes have been released for ages 3 years through high school. If you would like

more information on classes running June through August, check the school Web site or contact Karen Collins. Twigs at Hunt Hill: 9-5 p.m., Saturday, July 7, and the Program Learning Center at Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary. Instructor is Bob McNeeley. Bring to class your lunch, marker, tape measure, utility knife and power drill. All materials and fastening hardware is provided. A beautiful piece of twig furniture awaits you at our local Hunt Hill Arboretum. Check out the Web site,, for photos to help you decide which one to make. Children are welcome as helpers, minimum age is 10. Specify which piece you wish to make on registration form. Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 5. Bent Willow Chair: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8, and the Program Learning Center at Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary. Instructor is Bob McNeeley. Bring to class a bag lunch, marker, tape measure and power drill. Learn the craft of willow bending with step-by-step instructions from a patient instructor. Precut wood for the chair base and willow enables you to create the beautiful flowing lines of a classic bent willow chair. No experience necessary. Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 5. — from SACE

Roxain “June” Holman

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Wisconsin broadcasters push back on FCC changes to political ad reporting

by Maureen McCollum Wisconsin Public Radio News STATEWIDE – A Wisconsin broadcasters group is backing an effort by the National Association of Broadcasters to stop Washington from requiring TV stations to put political ad information online. Broadcasters are already required to provide political ad data on paper at their stations, but the FCC wants to modernize the system by creating a nationwide online database. As a top 50 market, Milwaukee would have to post information first; all other Wisconsin media markets would have until July 2014 to comply. Wisconsin Broadcasters Association President and CEO Michelle Vetterkind says she supports the NAB trying to block this rule. She says it’s unfair that satel-

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lite and cable companies will not have to disclose their political ad information: “It is inequitable and anti-competitive to require TV broadcasters, but not their competitors, to place this sensitive, commercial information – including their rates, and that’s the big deal, including their rates – in a central database.” Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council President Bill Lueders says putting information online would be a step forward in transparency. Political candidates and political groups registered with the state are required to report how much money they spend on ads, but others aren’t. “There are certain kinds of groups, the issue ad spenders, that don’t disclose how much they raise and how much they spend. Literally, the only way you can find out how big a role these groups play in an electoral campaign is by going to television stations and look up the ad buys and see how much money they’re pumping into the process.” Lueders says he’s not aware of any Wisconsin TV stations making it excessively difficult to access political ad information.

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and Penny Scalzo, June 4; Emme Schaeffer, Mary West, Wayne Berman, John Biver and Ryan Seever, June 6. Have a good one. Anniversary wishes to Tom and Cindy Campbell and Jeff and Dwana Schaus on June 2. June dairy breakfasts are coming up soon. Watch for the dates.

Senior Lunch Menu

Monday, June 4: Sliced ham, sweet potato, blended vegetables, sweet cherries, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Tuesday, June 5: Porcupine meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, stewed tomatoes, apple crisp, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Wednesday, June 6: Beef barley soup, crackers, chef’s salad, dressing, bread, butter, butterscotch pudding, milk, coffee. Thursday, June 7: Chicken kiev, wild rice, vegetables, berries, banana, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Friday, June 8: Spaghetti, meat sauce, yellow beans, pear halves, garlic bread, milk, coffee. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Call 715-468-4750.

Art exhibit to showcase iron ore region of Penokees

by Mike Simonson Wisconsin Public Radio News STATEWIDE – The northern Wisconsin mountain range that inspired a statewide hullaballoo over an open pit iron ore mine will be transformed into the subject of an art exhibit in the state Capitol building in June. The exhibit will feature 20 visual artists, musicians and writers from the Penokee Hills region, giving snapshots of its mining history and its present rolling forests and streams. Exhibit coordinator Terry Daulton hopes it’ll allow people to come up with their own conclusions about the future of the Penokees. “This exhibit has turned out to be more than just pro- or anti-mining. In a way, it’s more about the resources in the Penokee Hills. We wanted people to take a step back and give people an alternative view that would maybe be a little less scary, a little less divisive.” Daulton hopes it will tease all the senses. Andy Noyes of Barksdale teamed up with Red Cliff Tribal elder Frank Montano to make music about the Penokees: “So you can close your eyes and just kind of go to a composite time and place in the Penokees with nature interaction and just kind of get lost for a couple minutes in that offering, much as you would look at a painting.” Noyes’ and Montano’s part of the exhibit will be a sound collage of water and nature, so people can get a feel of the Penokees as they are now. The exhibit begins Saturday, June 2, and runs through June 10 on the second floor of the state Capitol rotunda.

Homelessness trends slightly higher in Wisconsin

by Rich Kremer Wisconsin Public Radio News STATEWIDE – Homelessness in much of Wisconsin has increased slightly despite signs of an economic recovery, but the rate of homelessness in Dane County has gone up significantly. Twice a year homeless shelters and community action agencies physically count homeless people across the country. The most recent data from a Wisconsin count in January show there were 6,000 people without permanent housing. That’s 32 more homeless than the year before. Adam Smith works with the Wisconsin Division of Housing. He says people shouldn’t take the slight increase lightly: “The trend is a trend-line moving upward and that’s obviously a very troublesome trend. Our goal is to continue to reduce those numbers and we aren’t seeing the reductions that we wanted to see.” Smith says the most startling numbers come from Dane County. The January 2012 homeless count there netted 82 more homeless individuals than in 2011: “That’s a pretty substantial increase and it’s the biggest number we ever had for Dane County.” Smith says federal stimulus money aimed at keeping people in their homes has been spent, and now there are fewer resources available to those in need. But he says beating homelessness isn't just about getting more funding to help those without a home: it's about prevention. “Homelessness is really about people who are living in poverty that hit absolutely rock bottom. There are a lot of people who are living in poverty right now in Wisconsin and throughout the country that are a breath away from becoming homeless.” Since January of 2009, Wisconsin's homeless population has grown by more than 1,000 people.


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


Northwoods Baptist

Spooner Baptist

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


St. Joseph's Catholic

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

St. Catherine's Catholic

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

St. Francis de Sales

AREA CHURCHES Episcopal St. Alban's

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

Full Gospel Shell Lake Full Gospel

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

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


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


Barronett Lutheran

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

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

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

Faith Lutheran

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

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

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

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

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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

Trinity Lutheran

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


United Methodist

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

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

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

Lakeview United Methodist


Church of the Nazarene

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


Spooner Wesleyan

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


Cornerstone Christian

Pastor Tom Kelby 106 Balsam St., Spooner 715-635-9222 www.cornerstonechurch Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Children’s Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.; Wed. Prayer: 6:30 p.m. Youth Group Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Team Kid 4 years-6th grade 6:30 p.m.

Trego Community Church

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

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


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Washburn County Abstract Company 407 N. Front St. • Spooner, Wis.

Silver Shears Salon (715) 635-7383

506 1st St. Shell Lake, Wis.

For Appointment 715-468-2404

White Birch Printing, Inc. Quality Printing Since 1963 501 W. Beaver Brook Ave. Spooner, Wis.


Country Pride Co-op

331 Hwy. 63 • Shell Lake • 715-468-2302 Cenex Convenience Store: Mon.-Fri. 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 6 a.m.-10 p.m.



South End Of Spooner

Washburn County’s Premier Funeral Home


LAKESIDE MARKET 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun.


Downtown Shell Lake


Independent Duplexes for Seniors 201 Glenview Lane Shell Lake, WI 54871 715-468-4255

• Washburn County’s only locally owned funeral home. • Convenient off-street parking with handicap accessibility. • Spacious chapel and lounge areas. • Prearrangements. • Company-owned crematory.

Taylor Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service

Pat Taylor, Director

306 Rusk St. • Spooner • 715-635-8919 •



To the Common Council of the City of Shell Lake:

I, Michael Macone, President, Spooner Creek Designs, Inc., trade name The Potter’s Shed, herewith apply for a Class “B” fermented malt beverage license and a Class “C” wine license under Chapter 125.04 of the Wisconsin Statutes for the year ending June 30, 2013, on the following described premises to wit: One-story building and 20’ x 80’ beer garden/patio area located at 250 Industrial Blvd., in the City of Shell Lake, Wis. 561951 41r Michael J. Macone WNAXLP Application filed this 18th day of May, 2012.

Help Wanted



WITC Administrative Office – Shell Lake Under the direction of the WILM Campus Solutions Suite Lead, the Business Analyst is responsible for managing application systems operations and analyzing, designing, creating and modifying software applications. This position provides application support services to the college as well as the WILM (Wisconsin Indianhead, Lakeshore & Midstate) consortium.

May 21, 2012 The following position is available in the Shell Lake School District:

Grades 5-12 Band Instructor

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This 100% F.T.E. band position will start with the 2012/2013 school year. This position will provide all 5-12 instrumental music instruction in the Shell Lake School District. D.P.I. license, consistent with teaching instrumental music is required. Jazz Band and Marching Band is also a requirement of the position. To apply: Applicants must send the following: • Letter of application • Resume • D.P.I. license • Three letters of recommendation • Copy of official transcripts Successful applicant must pass a criminal background check, drug screen and required medical exam. Start Date: August 20, 2012. Application Deadline: June 8, 2012. Submit application materials to: Mr. Don Peterson, 7-12 Principal School District of Shell Lake 271 Hwy. 63 S. Shell Lake, WI 54871 The Shell Lake School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.

Shell Lake Community Education & Recreation and Shell Lake After-School Program has a FULL-TIME service opportunity available! In collaboration with the Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach, the School District of Shell Lake is taking applications for a full-time staff member to provide academic enrichment to K-12 students during the school day and during the after-school hours. This position requires excellent communication skills, the desire and ability to work in a team environment and demonstrate a desire to help kids succeed. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS • Members must be at least 21 years of age by September 2012. • Members must have a HS diploma or GED certificate. • Members must be able to pass a criminal, FBI and DMV background check (No te : ha vin g aba c k gr o u n dd o e sn o t a u to ma tic a llye xc lu d ethe m fr o m me mbe r ship). • Members MUST attend orientation on September 4-7, 2012 AND midterm training on January 14-16, 2013. Members cannot leave at any time during the training sessions. Please ensure that members are aware of this prior to acceptance of the position. • Members must accept position as a full-time priority over other jobs and be able to complete 1,700 hours of service. Please stress the importance of completing the term of service! 2012-2013 BENEFITS • Living allowance paid every two weeks during term of service, September 4, 2012 - August 31, 2013. Payments are approximately $465 every two weeks. Final payroll is determined by member’s tax status. • Education award of $5,500 is provided upon successful completion of service. • Childcare assistance is available based on household income eligibility (information provided on request). • Basic individual health insurance plan for member only, no dental or eye provided by program. • Mileage, meals and housing are provided for all required Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps trainings and events. • AmeriCorps service gear provided by program. APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT: APPLICATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, JUNE 7 APPLICATIONS MAY BE PICKED UP & DROPPED OFF OR MAILED TO: SHELL LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OFFICE 271 HWY 63, SHELL LAKE WI 54871 ATTN: KERI JENSEN 562052 41r

Qualifications include an Associate Degree in Information systems specializing in Programming, experience with Windows development in Client Server environment and SQL server.

Deadline to Apply: June 6, 2012. WISCONSIN For a complete list of qualifications INDIANHEAD and to apply, visit our Web site at TECHNICAL 560454 39-41r COLLEGE TTY 711 29-31a,b,c WITC is an equal opportunity/access/employer and educator.


WITC seeks qualified candidates for part-time Certified Nursing Assistant Instructor in Grantsburg. Teaching assignment includes both classroom and clinical hours. Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent*, two years (4,000 hours) of occupational experience, with one year in longterm care. Meets Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services (DHS) approval as a primary instructor of Nurse Aide, Nurse Assistant, Nursing Assistant and Certified Nursing Assistant. *Educational equivalency: Occupational experience combined with education and training preparing a person for the occupation totaling 7 years or 14,000 hours shall be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree. Deadline to apply: June 1, 2012


For a complete list of qualifications and to apply visit our Web site at TTY 711 560370 28-30a,b,d 39-41r

WITC is an equal opportunity/access/employer and educator.

Shell Lake Arts Center Is Taking Applications For The Position Of

MEDIA TECHNICIAN The goal of this position is to oversee and operate the documentation of all SLAC events. Each of these documentations are to be presented in a medium that would be easily accessible to the public, i.e. Facebook, our Web site, YouTube, etc. Job duties include video taping, photography, create slide shows and brochures and upload to Facebook, YouTube, other online media. Qualifications: Media experience is required. Must be positive, dependable, energetic, and self-motivated. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be flexible and willing to work Sunday - Friday afternoons and evenings. Positions run June 12 through August 10, 2012. Please visit our Web site at to view a complete job description or call 715-468-2414. Qualified applicants must complete a job application and provide references by June 5, 2012.

SHELL LAKE ARTS CENTER P.O. Box 315 • 802 First Street Shell Lake, WI 54871

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STATE OF WISCONSIN COUNTY OF WASHBURN CITY OF SHELL LAKE To the Common Council of the City of Shell Lake: I, John O. Dahlstrom, agent for Dahlstroms Inc., d/b/a Dahlstroms Lakeside Market, herewith apply for a Class “A” liquor and fermented malt beverage licenses under Chapter 125.04 of the Wis. Statutes for the year ending June 30, 2013, on the following described premises to wit: One-story building located at 37 5th Ave., in the City of Shell Lake, Wis. 561947 41r John O. Dahlstrom WNAXLP Application filed this 15th day of May, 2012. (May 23, 30, June 6)



Case No. 12-CV-56 Case Code: 30201 PUBLICATION SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN to: Robert Schmidt, individually and as Authorized Agent of Indian Hills Condominium Owners Association W1676 Bobby Schmidt Road Stone Lake, WI 54876 You are hereby notified that the plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within 45 days of May 23, 2012, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Court whose address is Clerk of Circuit Court, Washburn County, Circuit Court, 10 Fourth Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871, and to Attorney Russ J. Delury, Gibson & Sharps, PSC, plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is 250 North Sunny Slope Road, #150, Brookfield, WI 53005-4814. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the complaint within 45 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. Dated at Brookfield, Wisconsin, this 16th day of May, 2012. GIBSON & SHARPS, PSC Attorney for Plaintiff Russ J. Delury State Bar No. 1013149 250 N. Sunny Slope Rd. Suite 105 Brookfield, WI 53005-4814 Telephone: 800-291-5793 Fax: 877-546-8092


STATE OF WISCONSIN COUNTY OF WASHBURN CITY OF SHELL LAKE To the Common Council of the City of Shell Lake: I, John T. Olson, trade name Lakeview Bar & Grill, herewith apply for a Class “B” liquor and fermented malt beverage license under Chapter 125.04 of the Wis. Statutes for the year ending June 30, 2013, on the following described premises to wit: Twostory building and beer garden 25 ft. x 7 ft. under east side awning, located at 5 5th Avenue, in the City of Shell Lake, Wis. John T. Olson Application filed this 22nd day of May, 2012. 561950 41r WNAXLP


State of Wisconsin County of Washburn} ss Town of Beaver Brook} To: The Town Board of Beaver Brook: Gentlemen: I, Michael R. Wells, agent for the Pusch’s Property Limited d/b/a Taste Budz, with the address N4796 Downey Lane, Spooner, WI, hereby apply for a Class “B” license under Chapter 125.51 of the Wisconsin Statutes for the sale of intoxicating liquors and Chapter 125.26 for the resale of fermented malt beverages for the period commencing July 1, 2012, and ending June 30, 2013, on the following described premises to wit: 32’ x 66’ cement block bldg., plus 32’ x 36’ frame addition, Pt. Govt. Lot 4, Sec. 6 T38N R12W. This includes entire ground and green areas to include decks, patios, horseshoe pit area. Frank J. Puschnig Clerk’s Office Town of Beaver Brook Application filed May 15, 2012 Nancy Erickson, Clerk Town of Beaver Brook

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State of Wisconsin County of Washburn Town of Sarona To the Town Board of the Town of Sarona: I, Heidi Loesch, Getaway Bar and Grill, with address at W6324 Cty. Hwy. D, Sarona, Wisconsin, herewith respectfully apply for a “Class B” License under chapter 125.04 of the Wisconsin State Statutes, for the sale of intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages, for the year ending June 30, 2013, on the following premises, to-wit: NE corner of NE/SW, Sec. 16, T37N, R12W, Sarona, Wisconsin. Heidi L. Loesch Application filed this 25th day of May 2012. Victoria Lombard, Clerk 562060 41r WNAXLP


(May 30, June 6, 13) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY In The Matter Of The Name Change Of: Joanne Marie Jacobs, Petitioner. NOTICE AND ORDER FOR NAME CHANGE HEARING Case No. 12 CV 080 NOTICE IS GIVEN A Petition was filed asking to change the name of the person listed above from Joanne Marie Jacobs to Joanne Marie Johnson. IT IS ORDERED: This Petition will be heard in the Circuit Court of Washburn County, Wisconsin, before the Honorable Eugene D. Harrington, Circuit Judge, Washburn County Courthouse, 10 W. 4th Ave., Shell Lake, WI, July 3, 2012, 8:30 a.m.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED: Notice of this hearing shall be given by publication as a Class 3 notice for three (3) weeks in a row prior to the date of the hearing in the Washburn County Register, a newspaper published in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin. Dated this 23rd day of May, 2012. BY THE COURT: Eugene D. Harrington Circuit Judge



State of Wisconsin County of Washburn Town of Sarona To the Town Board of the Town of Sarona: I, Wayne Haynie, T&W Teddy Bear Tap, LLC, with address at W5304 North Ripley Road, Sarona, Wisconsin, herewith respectfully apply for a “Class B” License under chapter 125.04 of the Wisconsin State Statutes, for the sale of intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages, for the year ending June 30, 2013, on the following premises, to-wit: T37N, R12W, Sec. 2, Lot 1 of Block A of Hills Addition, Sarona, Wisconsin. Wayne Haynie Application filed this 22nd day of May, 2012. Victoria Lombard, Clerk 562061 41r WNAXLP



State of Wisconsin County of Washburn Town of Sarona To the Town Board of the Town of Sarona: I, Jake Meyers, Tuscobia Trap Club, with address at N531 Highway 53, Sarona, Wisconsin, herewith respectfully apply for a Class “B” Retailers License under chapter 125.04 of the Wisconsin Statutes, for the sale of fermented malt beverages, for the year ending June 30, 2013, on the following premises, to-wit: Part of Sec. 25 & 26, T37 N, R12W, Sarona, Wisconsin. Jake Meyers Application filed this 22nd day of May, 2012. Victoria Lombard, Clerk 562062 41r WNAXLP


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The Washburn County Forestry Department will be accepting bids for a recreational trail bridge over a railroad grade, which includes furnishing and placing a single-span prefabricated steel truss bridge on concrete abutments, filling and grading of approaches, and all incidental items necessary to complete the work. Bids will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. June 19, 2012. Bidding documents may be obtained from Washburn County Forestry Department at 850 W. Beaverbrook 562046 41-42r Ave., Spooner, WI 54801, 715-635-4490.



STATE OF WISCONSIN COUNTY OF WASHBURN CITY OF SHELL LAKE To the Common Council of the City of Shell Lake: I, Shannon L. Klopp, President, SL Klopp, Inc., trade name Klopp’s 5th Avenue Bar, herewith apply for a Class “B” liquor and fermented malt beverage license under Chapter 125.04 of the Wis. Statutes for the year ending June 30, 2013, on the following described premises to wit: One-story building and beer garden area owned by the licensee along the west side of the licensed premises and extending the full width of the licensed parcel to a point fifty feet north of the licensed premises, located at 27 Fifth Avenue, in the City of Shell Lake, Wis. Shannon L. Klopp Application filed this 18th day of May, 2012. 561949 41r WNAXLP


State of Wisconsin County of Washburn Town of Sarona To the Town Board of the Town of Sarona: We, Jeff and Tammy Gagner, Whitetail Ridge Campground and Backwoods Saloon, with address at N753 Shallow Lake Rd., Sarona, Wisconsin, herewith respectfully apply for a “Class B” License under chapter 125.04 of the Wisconsin State Statutes, for the sale of intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages, for the year ending June 30, 2013, on the following premises, to-wit: SW/ NE Section 29, T37N, R12W, Sarona, Wisconsin. Jeff and Tammy Gagner Application filed this 25th day of May, 2012. Victoria Lombard, Clerk 562063 41r WNAXLP


Town Of Barronett, Washburn County Board of Review will meet on the 6th day of June, 2012, at 7 p.m., at the Barronett Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Road, Shell Lake, WI. For the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the 30-day period beginning on the 2nd Monday of May, pursuant to Wis. Statutes Sec. 70.47 (1). Due to the fact that the assessment roll is not completed at this time, it is anticipated that the Board of Review will be adjourned until June 30, 2012. Notice is hereby given this 21st day of May, 2012, by: Patricia A. Parker, Town Clerk 561622 41r WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that the Recall Election will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at the Barronett Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Road, Shell Lake, WI 54871. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you have any questions concerning the polling place, contact the Town Clerk. Patricia A. Parker N602 Lehman Lake Road Barronett, WI 54871 561621 41r WNAXLP 715-468-2846 The polling place is accessible to elderly and disabled voters.


The Shell Lake City Council will hold a public hearing on proposed revisions pertaining to storable (temporary) swimming pools. Sec. 13-1-143(b) currently reads, “Exempt Pools. Storable children’s swimming or wading pools, with a maximum dimension of fifteen (15) and a maximum wall height of fifteen (15) inches and which are so constructed that it may be readily disassembled for storage and reassembled to its original integrity are exempt from the provisions of this Section.” The proposed revision would read, “Exempt Pools. Storable swimming or wading pools which are so constructed that it may be readily disassembled for storage and reassembled to its original integrity are exempt from the provisions of this Section.” A public hearing will be held on this matter Monday, June 11, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall. The Shell Lake Plan Commission will make a recommendation on the proposed changes at their meeting to be held June 4, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall. Bradley A. Pederson, City Administrator 561903 41-42r WNAXLP


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The City of Shell Lake, Wisconsin, is considering petitioning the State of Wisconsin, Department of Transportation, for state and federal aid to undertake the following development at the Shell Lake Municipal Airport: Purchase snow removal equipment; purchase automated weather observing system (AWOS); construct taxi way; seal coat and crack fill airport pavements; acquire land in runway approaches; clear and maintain approaches as stated in Transportation Administrative Code Chapter 55; purchase mowing equipment; construction of airport equipment building; develop new apron area; construct helipad; partial fencing; Airport Layout Plan update; fueling system; terminal building; public use hangar; develop southeastward hangar area; pave NW aircraft parking area; develop future hangar area; segmented circle around windsock; supplemental windsock; signage and any necessary related work. Notice is hereby given that the City of Shell Lake will hold a public hearing at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012, in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 501 First Street, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. All interested persons are invited to attend and present their views on the need for the proposed airport development. Parking for people with disabilities and accessible entrance are located off of First Street at the main entrance of the building. Please call the City Administrator’s office at 715-468-7679 four (4) days in advance of the hearing to make specific accessibility requests. By authority of the Shell Lake City Council Bradley A. Pederson, City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer



Notice is hereby given that a Recall Election will be held at City Hall, 501 First Street, Shell Lake, WI, on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Polls will be open at 7 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m. and are accessible to elderly and disabled voters. Partisan recall election for Governor & Lieutenant Governor. Bradley A. Pederson, City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer 561902 41r WNAXLP

Notice is hereby given of a partisan recall election to be held in the Town of Sarona, Washburn County, on June 5, 2012, at the Sarona Town Hall. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. A public test of electronic voting equipment will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 6 p.m., at the Sarona Town Hall. Victoria Lombard, Clerk 561954 41r WNAXLP


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Fiscal Year July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013 A public hearing on the proposed 2012-2013 budget for the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College District will be held on June 18, 2012, at 8:30 a.m., at the WITC’s Shell Lake Administrative Building, 505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871. The detailed budget is available for public inspection at the WITC Administrative Office, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, by contacting Steve Decker at 715-4682815.

PROPERTY TAX AND EXPENDITURE HISTORY Fiscal Year 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 (2)

Equalized Valuation (1) $ 34,884,947,582 $ 34,173,559,569 $ 32,487,261,673 $ 31,520,063,785 $ 30,889,662,509

Fiscal Year 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 (2)

Total Expenditures 68,412,605 73,830,805 84,958,301 81,308,669 78,936,240

$ $ $ $ $

Mill Rates Operational (3) 0.83882 0.88939 0.96278 0.99232 1.01257 Precent Inc./(Dec.) 9.00% 7.90% 15.10% -4.30% -2.90%

Debt Serv. 0.15612 0.16628 0.17724 0.18779 0.19641

Total Mill Rate 0.99494 1.05567 1.14002 1.18011 1.20898

Percent Inc./(Dec.) 1.61% 6.10% 7.99% 3.52% 2.45%

Property Tax Levy $ 34,708,198 $ 36,027,109 $ 37,035,868 $ 37,197,012 $ 37,344,989

Percent Inc./(Dec.) 4.80% 3.80% 2.80% 0.44% 0.40%

Tax on a $100,000 House 99.49 105.57 114.00 118.01 120.90


Tax Levy Other Budgeted Revenues

General Fund $ 30,521,175 12,404,835

Special Special Revenue/ Revenue/ Operational Nonaidable Fund Fund $ 756,754 $ - $ 2,005,000 15,800,000

Capital Debt Projects Service Proprietary Fund Fund Fund Total - $ 6,067,060 $ - $ 37,344,989 270,589 125,000 3,450,000 34,055,424

Total Revenues Budgeted Expenditures Excess Revenues Over Expenditures Operating Transfers Proceeds From Debt Est. Fund Balance 7/1/12

42,926,010 42,926,010

2,761,754 2,761,754

15,800,000 15,800,000

270,589 7,609,747

6,192,060 6,438,729

3,450,000 3,400,000

71,400,413 78,936,240




(7,339,158) 43,420 7,000,000 455,531

(246,669) 5,770,760

50,000 (43,420) 401,417

(7,535,827) 7,000,000 21,169,267

Est. Fund Balance 6/30/13

$ 13,771,677 $

448,104 $

321,779 $

159,793 $ 5,524,091 $

407,997 $ 20,633,440

(1) Tid out, computers out. (2) Equalized valuation is projected to decrease 2% in fiscal year 2013. (3) The operational mill rate may not exceed 1.50000 per S. 38.16 of the Wisconsin Statutes. (4) Fiscal years 2009-2011 represent actual amounts, 2012 is estimated and 2013 is the proposed budget.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Budget Summary - General Fund Fiscal Year July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013 REVENUES Local Government State Funds Program Fees Material Fees Other Student Fees Institutional Federal Funds

2010-2011 Actual (1) $ 30,485,478 2,888,833 8,293,416 612,014 1,032,425 450,864 24,267

2011-2012 Budget $ 30,449,118 2,135,616 8,839,761 591,000 1,133,424 277,308 32,000

2011-2012 Estimate (2) $ 30,418,509 2,002,484 8,387,509 567,074 1,108,998 195,898 13,276


$ 43,787,297

$ 43,458,227





EXPENDITURES Instruction Instructional Resources Student Services General Institutional Physical Plant Auxiliary Services

$ 26,771,419 1,117,489 4,805,227 7,582,883 3,338,726 -

$ 26,347,569 1,299,005 4,701,969 7,781,632 3,328,052 -


26,270,267 1,240,089 4,629,071 7,583,860 3,161,317 -


25,440,570 1,266,262 4,871,464 8,068,100 3,279,614 -

TOTAL EXPENDITURES Net Revenue/(Expenditures)

$ 43,615,744 $ 171,533

$ 43,458,227 $ -

$ $

42,884,604 (190,855)

$ $

42,926,010 -






OTHER SOURCES/(USES) Operating Transfer In/(Out)





2012-2013 Budget 30,506,175 1,872,500 8,350,000 567,612 1,134,723 470,000 25,000




Beginning Fund Balance Ending Fund Balance

$ 13,790,979 $ 13,962,532

$ 13,989,159 $ 13,989,159

$ $

13,962,532 13,771,677

$ $

13,771,677 13,771,677

EXPENDITURES BY FUND General fund Special Revenue/Operational Fund Special Revenue/Nonaidable Fund Capital Projects Fund Debt Service Fund Internal Service Fund Enterprise Fund

$ 43,615,744 3,731,987 15,579,858 6,964,754 5,634,540 6,568,489 2,862,929

$ 43,458,227 3,655,000 15,850,000 6,965,391 5,995,446 7,175,00 3,000,000


42,884,604 3,476,561 15,527,349 6,666,054 5,808,735 4,126,798 2,818,569


42,926,010 2,761,754 15,800,000 7,609,747 6,438,729 400,000 3,000,000

% Change -1.23% -24.44% -0.32% 9.25% 7.39% -94.43% 0.00%


$ 84,958,301

$ 86,099,064






REVENUES BY FUND General Fund Special Revenue/Operational Fund Special Revenue/Nonaidable Fund Capital Projects Fund Debt Service Fund Internal Service Fund Enterprise Fund

$ 43,787,297 3,744,273 15,632,283 6,524 5,971,219 6,401,879 2,630,267

$ 43,458,227 3,655,000 15,850,000 120,000 5,944,083 7,425,000 3,000,0000


42,693,749 3,243,038 15,540,962 23,528 6,077,917 3,927,964 2,633,250


42,926,010 2,761,754 15,800,000 270,589 6,192,060 450,000 3,000,000

-1.23% -24.44% -0.32% 125,49% 4.17% -93.94% 0.00%


$ 78,173,742

$ 79,452,310






(1) Actual is presented on a budgetary basis. (2) Estimate is based upon nine months of actual and three months of estimate.

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OFFICE OF THE WASHBURN COUNTY CLERK TO THE ELECTORS OF WASHBURN COUNTY: Notice is hereby given of a RECALL election to be held in the municipalities of Washburn County on the 5th day of June, 2012, at which the offices named below shall be chosen. The names of the candidates for this office, whose nominations have been certified to or filed in this office, are given under the title of the office in the sample ballot below. INFORMATION TO ELECTORS Upon entering the polling place, an elector shall give his or her name and address before being permitted to vote. Where ballots are distributed to electors, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot. Upon being permitted to vote, the elector shall retire alone to a voting booth and cast his or her ballot, except that an elector who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by the elector’s minor child or minor ward. An election official may inform the elector of the proper manner for casting a vote, but the official may not in any manner advise or indicate a particular voting choice. An elector may select an individual to assist in casting his or her vote if the elector declares to the presiding official that he or she is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing or understanding English, or that due to disability is unable to cast his or her ballot. The selected individual rendering assistance may not be the elector’s employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the elector. Where touch screen voting systems are used, the elector shall select the button next to the candidate’s name, for whom he or she intends to vote. After an official touch screen ballot is marked, the elector shall leave the polling place promptly. The elector may spoil a TOUCH SCREEN ballot at the voting station, but not more than three ballots shall be issued to any one elector. After the touch screen ballot is marked, the elector shall promptly leave the polling place. Where paper ballots are used, the elector shall make a cross (X) in the square at the right of the name of the candidate for whom he or she intends to vote. If the elector spoils a ballot, he or she shall return it to an election official who shall issue another ballot in its place, but not more than three ballots shall be issued to any one elector. If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the elector shall return it to the election official who shall issue a proper ballot in its place. After an official paper ballot is marked, it shall be folded so the inside marks do not show, but so the printed endorsement and inspectors initials on the outside do show. The elector shall leave the booth, deposit the ballot in the ballot box or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit, and shall promptly leave the polling place. The vote shall not be cast in any other manner. Not more than five minutes shall be allowed inside the voting booth or machine. Sample ballots or other material to assist the elector in marking his or her vote may be taken into the booth and copied. The sample ballot shall not be shown to anyone so as to reveal how the ballot was marked. The following is a sample of the official ballot:


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STATE OF WISCONSIN COUNTY OF WASHBURN CITY OF SHELL LAKE To the Common Council of the City of Shell Lake: I, Josh Ness, President, Barbwire Bar, Inc., trade name The Barbwire Bar, herewith apply for a Class “B” liquor and fermented malt beverage license under Chapter 125.04 of the Wis. Statutes for the year ending June 30, 2013, on the following described premises to wit: twostory building located at 34 5th Avenue in the City of Shell Lake, WI. 561945 41r WNAXLP Josh Ness Application filed this 24th day of May, 2012.


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STATE OF WISCONSIN COUNTY OF WASHBURN CITY OF SHELL LAKE To the Common Council of the City of Shell Lake: I, Neeraj Rai, President, Vishav Hotels, Inc., d/b/a American Best Inns & Suites, herewith apply for a Class “B” liquor and fermented malt beverage license under Chapter 125.04 of the Wis. Statutes for the year ending June 30, 2013, on the following described premises to wit: twostory building located at 315 Highway 63 in the City of Shell Lake, WI. 561944 41r WNAXLP Neeraj Rai Application filed this 15th day of May, 2012.


Notice is hereby given the Barronett Town Board shall hold its monthly Board meeting on Wed., June 6, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the Barronett Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Road. The agenda shall be posted at least one (1) day prior to meeting. 561620 41r Patricia A. Parker, Clerk


STATE OF WISCONSIN COUNTY OF WASHBURN CITY OF SHELL LAKE To the Common Council of the City of Shell Lake: I, Larry E. Alt, President, L & C of Shell Lake, Inc., trade name Becky’s Food & Spirits, herewith apply for a Class “B” liquor and fermented malt beverage license under Chapter 125.04 of the Wis. Statutes for the year ending June 30, 2013, on the following described premises to wit: One-story building, beer garden area to include horseshoe pits (approximately 15 ft. x 47 ft.), volleyball court (approximately 74 ft. x 67 ft.), 20 ft. x 30-ft. area north side of premises and smoke shack, located at 294 Industrial Boulevard, in the City of Shell Lake, WI. 561946 41r Larry E. Alt WNAXLP Application filed this 21st day of May, 2012.


Notice is hereby given that the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Board at its regular session held at the WITC Shell Lake Administrative Office, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, on Monday, May 21, 2012, amended its Special Revenue - Nonaidable Fund budget as follows in accordance with Wisconsin Statutes, Section 65.90 (5). REVENUES Local Government State Funds Program Fees Material Fees Student Fees Institutional Revenue Federal Transfer from Reserves and Designated Fund Balances Other Funding Sources TOTAL EXPENDITURES Instruction Instructional Resources Student Services General Institutional Physical Plant Auxiliary Services Transfer to Reserves and Designated Fund Balances Other Uses TOTAL

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Lynn K. Hoeppner Washburn County Clerk

Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Budget (1) $ 400,000 450,000 8,000,000

Modified Budget Adopted 5/21/12 $ 400,000 450,000 15,000,000







Change $ -

$8,850,000 -

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$7,000,000 -




Purpose of Budget Modification: To reflect additional federal revenues and student financial aid expenditures for 2011-2012. (1) Adopted budget June 20, 2011. Questions regarding this amended budget should be addressed to: Mr. Steven Decker, CPA, CMA, Associate Vice President Finance & Business Services Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College 505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871 Telephone: 715-468-2815 ext. 2234 561740 41r WNAXLP




Awards day held at Shell Lake High School

SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake High School Awards Day was held Thursday, May 24. Several members of the community attended to present scholarships to graduating seniors. The following is a list of awards given based on the scholarships selected by the school district: Emma Anderson: Charles Lewis Memorial Scholarship and Eleanor Hansen Arrasmith Memorial Scholarship. Beth Bulgrin: Shell Lake Alumni Scholarship and anonymous donor scholarship. Ben Butenhoff: Nebel Family Scholarship, Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge Scholarship, Allied Waste Services Scholarship and the Ray and Virginia Heilborn Scholarship. Jennifer Cassel: Aage Duch Memorial Scholarship, anonymous donor scholarship, Shell Lake Clinic Scholarship and Barron Electric Cooperative Scholarship. Sage Dunham: Clint and Dottie Desjardins Masonic Lodge Scholarship and the Tarbox Family Scholarship. Emma Gimse White: Jane A. Winton Memorial Scholarship and anonymous donor scholarship. Abigail Granzin: Mary E. Jones Memorial Math Scholarship and Indianhead Credit Union Elaine Johnson Memorial Scholarship. Grace Helstern: Peterson Family Scholarship. Josiah Kay: Irene Wigchers Memorial Scholarship and Tarbox Family Scholarship. Gabe Lagarde: Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association Scholarship. John Lloyd: Allan Rylander Memorial Scholarship and the Hildegarde (Hess) Schultz Memorial Scholarship. Sarah Mayer: Edward and Mary Jones Memorial Agricultural Scholarship. Andrea Miranda: Patricia Spafford Smith and Marie Kennedy Memorial Scholarship. Katrina Nyreen: Spooner Garden Club Scholarship and the Winifred Johnacheck Memorial Agricultural Scholarship. Emilee Organ: Anonymous donor scholarship. Darren Sahlstrom: Charles Lewis Memorial Scholarship, Shell Lake Lions Club Scholarship and anonymous donor scholarship. Sarah Shumaker: Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge Scholarship. Emmalee Statz: Anonymous donor scholarship and the Shell Lake Lions Club Scholarship. Heather Thatcher: Barronett Civic Club Scholarship. — from Shell Lake Schools


s the school year comes to an end, it is time to start thinking about the 2012-13 school year and budget. This coming year sees the nonrecurring referendum come to an end. The five-year referendum proved to be a huge asset to the school district. The school board was able to maintain programs and people that would have certainly needed to be reduced or cut entirely; at the same time, underlevying, and not using, the entire amount approved by the voters four years ago. Shell Lake is almost unique in underlevying what they had the authority to. This wise fiscal management will hopefully prove to be a feather in our cap when we need to go to ask the residents for a revenue cap extension in the future, which will probably happen in three or four years. Between now and that time we will tighten our belts, hold off on vehicle and maintenance purchases, and probably need to dip into our fund balance. We are fortunate to have a healthy fund balance that we can use going into the next few years, however; we cannot use it forever. You cannot spend more than you take in very long before it becomes very financially hurtful to the district. On a very positive note, Jen Marker and Tiffany Schroeder successfully wrote a grant to the TRIFECTA Foundation, sponsored by Mark Tauscher, Wisconsin Badger and Green Bay Packer football player. The

Dan Jirik presented Ben Butenhoff the Allied Waste Services Scholarship. The Shell Lake School and the community businesses work together to provide the educational opportunities for the community students. — Photos by Larry Samson

The Nick Masterjohn Most Valuable Athlete for 2012 goes to Emma Anderson (L), Caleb Schmidt and Jennifer Cassel. Athletic director and coach Jim Campbell made the announcement at the Shell Lake High School Awards Day held Thursday, May 24. The prestigious award was voted by the coaches for the outstanding athlete exhibiting excellence and character. Corey Hamer is one of those students who give more of himself than he asks from others. For four years he has been a Student Mentors Involved in Leading Elementary Students mentor working with young students to make their lives just a little better and their school day just a little brighter. Hamer is shown with SMILES advisor Patti Naglosky.

grant will bring in about $2,500 to promote reading at Shell Lake. It will pay for bookmark timers to keep track of reading times/minutes, supplies for ice-cream snacks for our readers, and for a guest author to come and talk with the students. Congratulations to Jen and Tiffany on a job above and beyond the regular workday. The spring sports teams are doing very well. The track team has a number of individuals going to state. The softball team is currently 20-1 and ranked in the top 15 in the state. They have a very good chance of making it to sectional finals and possibly state. The baseball team is having a good year, and the junior high girls track team has set numerous school records. The list of summer projects is a lengthy one. The primary is set to get a number of new cosmetic items, such as blinds, paint, trim, doors, signage, carpet/rugs, etc. There will also be some mechanical repairs that include a boiler, roof and bus lane. We also hope to incorporate a water garden and the school sign that sits in the park into a spot closer to the road that will help with storm-water runoff and help people to know where the primary building is located. I hope you are enjoying the spring and looking forward to summer as much as I am. Remember to feel free to call with any questions you may have.

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Boyd Anderson and Jennifer Koch presented Jon Lloyd with the Hildegarde Hess Schultz Memorial Scholarship. Schultz was a one-room-school teacher at Lone Pine School and Shell Lake School. Her love for children and education lives on through the scholarship.

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U.S. Army Sgt. Hattesohl presented Jennifer Cassel and Dillon Hopke the United States Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award.

Marine Sgt. Treslley awarded Emma Gimse White the Semper Fidelis Award for musical excellence.

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Co-valedictorians and salutatorian for Shell Lake’s Class of 2012 SHELL LAKE — wrestling. In his Shell Lake High free time he enjoys Valedictorian Valedictorian Salutatorian School held its hunting, reading graduation for the Class of 2012 on Friday, May 25. Covaledictorians are Sage Dunham and Josiah Kay. Jennifer Cassel is the class salutatorian. Dunham is the daughter of Dr. Jeffrey and Dexie Dunham. She participated in band, track and field, theater and student council while she was in high school. She is also the senSage Dunham Josiah Kay ior class vice presiJennifer dent, student council president and a member of the dents mentor, gifted and talented men- Viejo, Calif. Kay is the son of Jeff and Shelly Kay. National Honor Society. She enjoys vol- tor and Destination ImagiNation coach. unteering her time as a Student Mentors Next year, Dunham will be attending During high school, he has participated Involved in Leading Elementary Stu- Soka University of America in Aliso in track and basketball as well as

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and hanging out with friends. Next year, Kay will be attending UW-Milwaukee to major in mathematics and minor in literature. Cassel is the daughter of Sonny and Ann Cassel. She is a member of the yearbook staff, volleyball, basketball and track teams. She plans to attend the University of MinnesotaTwin Cities to major in nursing. In Cassel her free time, Cassel enjoys reading, writing, art and spending time with her friends and family, as well as baking. — from Shell Lake Schools

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