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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Vol. 124, No. 8 • Shell Lake, Wis.

Weekend watch

• Annual fall bazaar • Oktoberfest at SLAC • Theatre in the Woods Pretty Good Party • Jack O’ Lantern Fest • Spooner Memorial Library appraisal event • Barronett community fall garage sale. See Events page 8

A blessing


Whitetails Unlimited banquet Page 2


Rundown of Lakers and Rails conference results See pages 12-14

Log-A-Load event

Tiffany Romportl and John Nauertz brought in their chickens to be blessed before school in a special ceremony. Parents were on hand to take the animals back home. More photos on the back page. — Photo by Larry Samson

City still fighting for sports complex

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The Register’s Web site offers an election preview, including profiles of candidates for county clerk, the 7th Congressional District, the 75th Assembly District and others, along with general voting information. Go to wcregisteronline and click on the “election preview” link. Clerk candidate profiles and voter information will also be published in an upcoming issue of the Register’s print version. ••• STATEWIDE – National Newspaper Week and National Co-op Month are being celebrated this month along with 2012 being the International Year of the Cooperative. There are more than 20 cooperativeowned and operated businesses in Burnett, Polk and Washburn counties. The Register is one of the few cooperative-owned newspapers in the country. See editorial, page 3.

Industrial Development Agency formed

by Jessica Beecroft Register staff writer SPOONER – The Spooner City Council met Monday, Oct. 1, where they decided to go ahead with the formation of an Industrial Development Agency. After the Washburn County Board of Supervisors voted against the formation of a city/county auditorium board on Tuesday, Sept. 18, the Spooner City Council found another route to pursue saving the Northwest Sports Complex. According to council member Daryl Gabriel, the formation of the board has been in the works for about a month. Jeff Kohler, city attor-

ney, said the municipality has the authority to do industrial developments. According to Kohler, the board will have many of the same powers the city/county auditorium board would have had. The Industrial Development Agency has been developed to acquire funds as a nonprofit organization in a perhaps final attempt to acquire the Northwest Sports Complex. The goal of the agency will be to address the problem with the complex, but also to be a vehicle, if needed, to acquire funds for public financing without going into a tax levy or revenue bonding. The board will have the power to apply for grant funds. At their Sept. 4 meeting, city council mem-


Although the Northwest Sports Complex remains closed as of Sept. 30, the Spooner City Council is still fighting to open the doors. - Photos by Jessica Beecroft

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Whitetails Unlimited hosts annual banquet in Shell Lake

There was another large turnout at the Whitetails Unlimited banquet at the Shell Lake Arts Center in Shell Lake on Thursday, Oct. 4.

This female yellow Lab puppy was a crowd favorite during the 22nd-annual Northwest Wisconsin Whitetails Unlimited Chapter membership banquet in Shell Lake on Thursday, Oct. 4. Dozens of guns were up for raffle along with a silent auction, door prizes and a dinner.

Among some of the items auctioned off at the Whitetails Unlimited banquet was this Matthews bow, valued at nearly $800. The buyer paid a lot less than the valued price. One of several unique items auctioned off during the Whitetails Unlimited banquet included this shed antler, which was signed by outdoor personalities Mark and Terry Drury, who produce popular hunting videos and TV shows. The antler fetched nearly $250, and was part of a fundraiser for the Catch-a-Dream Foundation, which provides once-in-a-lifetime hunting or fishing opportunities for sick children 18 or younger. The Drury brothers partnered with Whitetails Unlimited and have donated up to 350 shed antlers to various WU banquets. – Photos by Marty Seeger

Several prints by noted wildlife artists were auctioned off during the Whitetails Unlimited banquet.

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t’s all about you.” That might be a good slogan to use for promoting National Newspaper Week (Oct. 7-13). Our job here at the Register - like most smaller newspapers - is to hold up the proverbial mirror and hope our pages reflect our readers and the communities we cover with dignity and accuracy ... maybe a little fun, too. The Register is produced each week by a handful of dedicated reporters, photographers and others to supply information that likely matters to you, from the over-the-back-fence community chatter to the bios of local candidates running for office. Who made the honor roll this semester? Who won Monday’s game? And who was in that crash you drove by last Thursday? - it all adds up to information our readers want and have come to expect. A large part of our job is being places

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most people can’t be or can’t find time to be. The board meetings at city hall, the school and county government center. And, at times, reminding local officials that one lonely reporter represents a readership of thousands of taxpayers and citizens. And while the Internet has definitely had an impact on the overall health of larger newspapers, smaller newspapers may be less affected, utilizing the new technology to offer breaking news and as an opportunity to provide more photos and content - an opportunity, of sorts, to improve. The Register, established in 1885, has proud history in the realm of smalltown journalism and has been under the ownership of the Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association since 2004. The co-op also publishes the InterCounty Leader and the Advertisers. Conveniently, National Newspaper Week falls within October, which is Na-

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Labor force numbers impact unemployment rate

More in labor force in July than August more in August than a year ago

by Sherill Summer Special to the Register WASHBURN COUNTY – The employment numbers are out for August. Washburn County’s unemployment rate fell from 8.1 percent in July to 7.8 percent in August. But the lower rate did not reflect more employed residents, but instead a lower labor force. At the end of August there were 7,996 in Washburn’s labor force with 7,371 employed residents and 625 looking for work. The unemployment rate was 7.8

percent. That’s down from 8,133 in the labor force in July when 7,478 residents were working and 655 were unemployed. The unemployment rate was 8.1 percent. A year ago in August 2011, there were 7,827 in the labor force. Of that total, 7,189 residents were employed and 638 were looking for work. The unemployment rate was 8.2 percent. The Wisconsin unemployment rate jumped from 7.3 percent in July to 7.5 percent in August according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state lost 11,518 jobs in the process according to preliminary statistics. Minnesota has enjoyed lower unemployment rates as of late, but the rate ticked upward in that state too, from 5.8 percent in July to 5.9 percent in August. The state lost 6,038 jobs according to preliminary statistics.

Police chief gives his final police report

Retirement party Oct. 26

by Jessica Beecroft Register staff reporter SHELL LAKE - Mayor Sally Peterson announced at the Shell Lake City Council meeting on Monday, Oct. 8, that police Chief Clint Stariha’s retirement party will be Friday, Oct. 26, from 1-4 p.m. The public is welcome to attend this open house in honor of the Shell Lake police chief who has served the city for the last 36 years. Stariha gave his final monthly report at the meeting. Police activity in September included 22 complaints, eight county as-

sists, three motorist assists, one accident, two arrests, four dog complaints, one dog to the pound, one funeral escort, two thefts, one break and entry, three welfare checks, two vehicle lockouts, two domestics, two fire alarms, one fight, one gas drive-off, one dog bite, one retail theft, 24 verbal warnings and 12 citations issued. The Shell Lake Police Department issued the following tickets: four speeding, two illegal passing of a school bus, two OWIs, two juveniles with tobacco and two underage drinking. The department had officers practicing their shooting in Minong on Wednesday, Sept. 12. And, according to Stariha, the homecoming events went very well.

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bers approved the formation of a city/county auditorium board that would have been responsible for trying to finance the purchase of the Northwest Sports Complex and hiring a management team until a buyer was found. 2013 Budget According to Mayor Gary Cuskey, the city of Spooner is in a very good financial condition due to the council. Committee members Bill Moen and Debbie Koehn have worked very hard on the budget this year, and they are satisfied with the final budget. The total levy allowed by the state this year went from $1,134,827 to $1,205,190. That brings the levy from a total of $8.85/$1,000 value in 2012 to

$9.35/$1,000 in 2013. The increase of 6.7 percent equals approximately $60/year for a $100,000 home in the city of Spooner. Mayor’s report Cuskey encouraged the community to get out and take part of the upcoming Jack O’ Lantern festival which will include a Zombie Run this year. The event will be on Saturday, Oct. 13. The council voted to grant the street closings for the event after getting input from the community. The only concern addressed was the consumption of alcohol at the event, and it was agreed that the consumption will be allowed only inside a main beverage serving tent. Other activities include an antique appraisal at the library, a bak-

tional Co-op Month - with this year being the International Year of the Cooperative. It offers us a chance to focus the news on ourselves for one brief, shining, moment, and remind our readers that cooperative principals go handin-hand with responsible journalism. As Bill Oemiche of the Cooperative Network points out, there are seven principles that guide cooperative businesses - most applying to the daily operations and governance practices. But the seventh principal, conern for Community - “reaches outside ...” We’d like to think we care about the communities we cover to the point of helping them succeed while still being loyal to journalistic standards, which in the final analysis, helps everyone. But enough about us. National Newspaper Week is really about those whose lives make up the pages - and Web pages - of our product. That would be you. - Gary King, editor

Sen. Jauch receives Outstanding Legislator Award

WCA Senior Legislative Associate Sarah Diedrick-Kasdorf recently presented Sen. Bob Jauch with his WCA Outstanding Legislator Award in his Capitol office. — Photo submitted

MADISON — State Sen. Robert Jauch, D-Poplar, was honored recently by the Wisconsin Counties Association with a WCA Outstanding Legislator Award for his work on behalf of county government during the 2011-2012 legislative session. He was recognized with the award for several reasons, including trying to eliminate the lapse requirement for county land conservation staffing grants. In addition, Jauch was instrumental in requesting funding for county child support agencies, as well as for the Western and Northern Income Maintenance Consortia. “Sen. Jauch has been a longtime advocate and supporter of county issues, and this legislative session was no different,” said WCA Executive Director Mark D. O’Connell. “We appreciate his dedication to partnering with counties. In light of the fiscal challenges facing Wisconsin,

along with the ongoing demand for services at the local level, we realize this is not always the easiest thing to accomplish. We are proud to once again present him with this award.” The WCA Outstanding Legislator Award is handed out biennially to a choice group of legislators who have represented county interests in both the Legislature and in their districts. These legislators have demonstrated leadership for counties on key issues and legislation, such as pothole liability and human services issues. Other winners this year included Sen. Glenn Grothman, Rep. Andre Jacque and Rep. John Nygren. WCA represents the interests of county government both on the state and federal levels and is located in Madison. For more information, visit — from WCA

ing contest, a giant pumpkin contest, a book signing, a bonfire and live music by Kind Country.

property. The SPD has had issues with students bringing their hunting rifles to the school when they drive their vehicles and park in the parking lot. The Department of Justice is making changes on the requirements for recruits to law enforcement. One of the changes noted is the fact that there will be a physical fitness and wellness program requirement. “I think it’s really a good idea for officers to get to the finish line at the end if you’re going to stay with this job for 20 or 30 years,” Andrea said. “It’s demanding and stressful. I’m glad they’re implementing some of the changes.”

Porta-potty ablaze According to Spooner Police Chief Robert Andrea the department responded to approximately 1,100 contacts in September. A portable toilet was set on fire at the Spooner Middle School. The vandals were juvenile and confessed to the crime already. Despite several other calls and concerns, the department seems to continue to have a problem with vandalism at the Spooner Middle School. High school students are reminded to not bring their firearms onto school




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Obama’s failed policies

President Obama’s policies regarding the economy have clearly failed and have resulted in misery for millions of Americans. He and former President Clinton want us to believe that the situation in 2008 was so bad that no one could have brought about a solid recovery in four years. The fact is, Obama and those in his administration believed that a strong recovery was possible. Obama stated in 2009 that if his $830 billion stimulus was passed, the unemployment rate would stay below 8 percent. It was passed and the unemployment rate soon shot up to over 10 percent and has been over 8 percent for the past 43 months. Joe Biden stated three years ago that the stimulus was working beyond his “wildest dreams” and that America would enjoy a summer of recovery in 2010. The Census Bureau reports that there are now 7 million fewer full-time employees than in 2007. According to Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, of the last 10 recessions, the Obama recovery is by far the weakest in terms of the growth of gross domestic product, personal incomes and jobs. Ronald Reagan inherited a recession in many respects worse than the one Obama inherited. Back in 1980 inflation was 14 percent, the home mortgage rate near 20 percent, unemployment near 10 percent, and the stock market had been flat for 12 years. Reagan used tax cuts, spending restraint, deregulation of business, and stopped the

printing of money to bring about a robust recovery within a couple of years. Three years after the end of the 1981 recession the GDP had risen by 18.5 percent. With Obama’s policies, the exact opposite of Reagan’s, three years after the end of the 2008 recession (March 2009) the GDP had risen only 6.7 percent. The average threeyear increase in GDP after the end of the last 10 recessions is 15.2 percent, more than double the Obama recovery. The Obama plan for the next four years is to ask for more stimulus and to tax the wealthy employers and job creators to pay for it. This plan continues policies that have failed and have made recovery so difficult. Under these policies the Congressional Budget Office is predicting a recession in 2013. Obviously, the contention by the administration that no one could have turned the economy around is just an excuse that allows them the chance to escape blame for their failed policies. In February 2011, Obama announced the formation of his jobs council with great fanfare to show his great concern for creating more jobs. It is interesting to note that with the number of jobs still in the dumps that the president hasn’t called the jobs council to meet for over six months. Does Obama really care about this issue?

Forty-nine members of the Wisconsin Legislature, overwhelmingly Republicans, are members of the secretive American Legislative Exchange Commission. Seventy-fifth Assembly Rep. Roger Rivard is a member of ALEC. Bill Moyers on PBS described ALEC as an organization that brings state legislators and business/corporate leaders together to craft model bills that can be taken back to the legislators states to be introduced for adoption. Every year, more than 800 bills are generated and more than 200 get adopted by various states. Many states bills contain the exact language as the

model. Legislators and corporate leaders/lobbyists vote on the acceptance of these bills with each having equal votes. At least 32 bills or budget items introduced in the Wisconsin 2011-2012 legislative cycle contain ALEC language. Rivard sits on one of the eight ALEC bill-writing committees. ALEC meetings are held at posh out-ofstate hotels and resorts, and while some legislators may cover their own costs, many receive scholarships to cover fees, travel and lodging expenses. There are also entertainment perks such as fine dining, free tickets to baseball games and trips to the shooting range. ALEC has experienced some major criticism for its creation of the stand your ground and voter photo ID laws. More than 40 corporations dropped their membership and sponsorship of ALEC. An Isthmus/The Daily Page article suggests that many Wisconsin state legislators are deleting e-mails concerning their involvement with ALEC, using a loophole that exempts the Legislature from records retention rules that apply to other state and local officials. Check out for extensive information.

A few years ago, our nation was outraged by the Nixon cover-up and rightly so. Now we have another one, and this one is worse because four men died. They asked for more security, but the administration refused, and so they were murdered. The powers said it wasn’t our fault, some stupid video caused it. The problem with that is the truth will always come out. When Obama first ran for office he promised he would reduce the unemployment rate and cut our deficit. Our unemployment rate is now 8.1 officially and probably at 20 percent unofficially. Our deficit is more than $16 trillion. China owns us and nobody seems to care. Where is the outrage?

A while ago, I was chairman of the Washburn County Republican Party, and I had the privilege of fielding the first black candidate in the state. It probably didn’t hurt that I had gone to school with him or that my mother taught his children. He didn’t win that race, but he came in third among six candidates. Not too bad for those years. Vernon did not have the life or advantages that Obama has had, but he had something else, and that something was trust. I could trust him. I don’t trust Obama. I just don’t.

The Senate debate between Tammy Baldwin and Tommy Thompson presented Wisconsin with a clear contrast and a clear choice. Thompson represents the politics of the past and offered voters the same old angry name-calling and finger-pointing that has come to define Washington. Baldwin represents the future and spoke to Wisconsin voters about her commitment to fighting for us and moving Wisconsin forward. Voters might ask themselves two questions: Which candidate will listen to me? And who will stand up for the middle class? The answer to both those questions was clearly Baldwin, not Thompson. Baldwin is running to be a voice for the people who are working hard, playing by the rules and trying to get ahead — not another voice for the powerful. Baldwin believes that if we’re going to prosper, everyone has to have a fair shot — and everyone has to do his or her fair share. Baldwin has a strong record of fighting for Wisconsin middle-class families and small businesses, and she isn’t afraid to take on the big-moneyed special interests that have too much power and influence in Washington. Thompson has cashed in on his Wash-

ington connections with Washington special-interests groups, and he will continue working for them, not Wisconsin. He will repeal Wall Street reform and let big banks write their own rules. He will repeal health-care reform, let big insurance companies deny children with pre-existing conditions health-care coverage and allow them to charge women 50 percent more for health care. He will continue to reward corporations that outsource our jobs to other countries with tax breaks. Baldwin has taken the lead on the Buffett Rule to make sure millionaires pay their fair share and pay at the least the same tax rate as a middle-class family. Baldwin has fought to pass student loan reform and make higher education more affordable. Thompson supports slashing investments in education and increasing the cost of going to college. Baldwin worked across party lines to take on China’s cheating; she has opposed unfair trade deals that have shipped jobs overseas; and she will put an end to tax breaks for corporations that outsource Wisconsin jobs to other countries.

I received a letter in the mail saying how great Obama is. No signature on the letter. The letter forgot to mention that Obama supports giving amnesty to all these illegals who have never paid taxes and take whatever they can get, and Americans who work all their lives and pay taxes have to pay for all this. Maybe if these illegals worked as hard at improving their own country as they do at sneaking into America, they could have a good life in their own country. But then since 70 percent of the illegals are Mexican, Obama would have to find another way to get the Spanish vote. Too bad Obama is more concerned about his votes than protecting American taxpayers. A young Minnesota student was run down and killed by an illegal driving without a valid driver’s license. This is what Obama is pushing on Americans. The immigrants who came here legally through

Ellis Island and worked hard and paid taxes and became citizens legally belong here. Not Obama’s backdoor illegals. When Obama wanted to get the gay vote, he said he believed in gay marriage, but yet he did not stick up for the right of Chick-fil-A’s CEO to state his personal opinion that he believes in traditional marriage between a man and a woman. It was the CEO’s right to say he believes in traditional marriage. That is the only kind of marriage that I believe in. Marriage is a man and a woman. Obama also said he believes in abortion. Life begins at conception. Abortion is murder. There are lots of couples that can’t have kids and would love to have a baby. There is no reason for abortion. Obama also used the killing of Osama bin Laden for his political gain. The Navy Seals are the ones who risked their lives to

get bin Laden, not Obama and Biden. Obama is nothing but empty promises. How many more times is Obama going to bypass Congress and do whatever he wants to do? How many more of our taxpayer dollars are going to go to take care of illegals who do not pay taxes and just take from hardworking Americans? We need someone who will stop all the illegal immigration. That is not Obama. Think long and hard before you vote for Obama and his backdoor illegals. I am not willing to vote for Obama’s radical views.

BURNETT COUNTY — Two wildfires, including one that destroyed a car, serve as a reminder as to how dry conditions are in light of the lack of rain. “This was the driest September on record at the Grantsburg Ranger Station since 1952,” said Jay Riewestahl, DNR ranger. “People are out working, hunting, recreating and cutting firewood, and they need to know to use caution when it comes to causing a wildfire.” The DNR and local firefighters responded to a fire that started when local cabin-owners parked in a grassy area in the Town of Sterling. The muffler was hot enough to ignite the grass, the fire consuming the vehicle. As the DNR firefighters were heading back to their station in Grantsburg, they were called to a second fire in the Town of Wood River. A hunter had rebuilt a deer stand and burned the old boards out in the woods. Despite the fact a fire ring was used, the fire burrowed under the ground and surfaced, consuming about

one acre. Riewestahl said there is no soil moisture, and actually no morning dew the past few days. He said even if the area gets rain, it would only help the dryness situation for a day or two. — from the InterCounty Leader ••• DANBURY — It was a hot day in July 2001 when Sander Staples and his young daughter, Michelle, went for a swim in the St. Croix River behind their home. After an hour of swimming, they dried off and went inside to eat supper. Later, while taking a shower, Sander noticed his wedding ring was not on his finger. He went back to the river to look for the ring, searching the banks and rocks. As time passed, he gave up the thought of ever finding the ring again. Fast forward to Sept. 23 of this year. Sander’s wife, Rita Joy, was cutting underbrush along the river’s edge when she saw pretty clamshells scattered under the river’s shelf edge. She picked up about

eight shells, ones that raccoons had apparently dined on, and kept them to make shell jewelry. She came across a tightly packed, partially opened clamshell, and while she was washing it out she noticed a shiny object. After cleaning all the dirt from inside the shell, she discovered the object was her husband’s long-lost wedding ring. — from the Inter-County Leader ••• HERTEL — Dixie Andrea, 70, shot a 120-pound bear near Hertel on Saturday, Sept. 22. — from the Inter-County Leader ••• RICE LAKE — Marshfield Clinic recently received a $1 million grant that will help physicians connect through videoconferencing with some of the most critically injured and acutely ill patients at rural Wisconsin hospitals. Some of the funds will be used to expand its e-hospitalist program to Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake and Flambeau Hospital in Park

Lorraine Petersen Spooner

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Falls. The program is currently operational at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander. “The really great thing about this grant is it takes us outside the traditional outpatient visits and leverages our superb specialists out in the region where there are none,” said Nina Antoniotti, director of TeleHealth at Marshfield Clinic. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype ••• BARRON — A semi-tractor owned by Jennie-O Turkey Store was destroyed by fire on Thursday, Sept. 26, near Barron. No one was injured in the incident. The driver reportedly parked the vehicle alongside the road and went into a nearby home. Minutes later, witnesses saw the truck in flames and called Barron County dispatchers. The fire briefly spread to a nearby cornfield. The truck was fully engulfed and a total loss. The truck trailer was scorched but not destroyed. — from the Barron NewsShield


Going back events include using acorns and beekeeping

SARONA — Hunt Hill in Sarona will be hosting Going Back: Going Nuts for Nuts, using acorns for food on Saturday, Oct. 13, and advanced beekeeping on Saturday, Oct. 20. Acorns aren’t just for deer and squirrels. Join Amy, a Hunt Hill educator and wild edible expert, to learn how this edible treat of fall can be used to make acorn cookies and other tasty creations. Participants will enjoy tasting acorns in a sweet treat as well as in an entree. The workshop is from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Advanced beekeeping will be from 9

a.m. - 5 p.m. on Oct. 20. This course is for beekeepers with at least one year of experience and for people that have already taken the beginners course. The focus will be on wintering colonies, making divides in spring to prevent swarming, integrated pest management for disease and mite control without chemicals and planting for honeybees based on the environmental developments over the last 12 years. Preregistration required by Thursday, Oct. 18. To register, call 715635-6543 or e-mail program@hunthill. org. — from Hunt Hill

The finishing touches were put on plans for Oktoberfest during the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting on Thursday, Oct. 4. The first-annual Oktoberfest, offering beer, food and wine tasting, is set for Saturday, Oct. 13, 6-11 p.m., in the Darrell Aderman Auditorium at the Shell Lake Arts Center. Wunderbar Polka Band from UW-Eau Claire will provide live music. At this time, 21 vendors have committed to being at Oktoberfest. Businesses have donated several items to be raffled off. Donations of pumpkins and other fall decorations are being accepted. Please e-mail info@shelllakeartscenter. org for more information. The chamber will participate in the Haunted Schoolhouse at the arts center on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, and again Oct. 26 and 27. Plans are under way for Shell Lake’s Holiday Saturday on Dec. 1. Watch for further details on the Santa breakfast and specials at local businesses. To celebrate the holidays, the chamber is considering attending Theatre in the Woods dinner and a play on Thursday, Dec. 13. It will be the performance of

“The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge,” held at the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre. Last year was the first time the Northern Wisconsin Ice Racing Circuit Ice Race was held on Shell Lake. The ice race organization appreciated how the event was handled here and would like to return for two ATV races this winter. The community sign, located in the municipal park on Hwy. 63 across from the Washburn County Courthouse, is being updated by Tara Burns. Please send information you wish to have posted to The Miss Shell Lake committee is looking for a place to store the Miss Shell Lake float. The officers of the chamber are Kathy Dahlstrom, president; Shannon Klopp, vice president; Phyllis Bergeron, secretary; and Bob Schilling, treasurer. The next chamber meeting is set for Thursday, Nov. 1, 4:30 p.m., in the meeting room at Shell Lake City Hall.

Chamber notes by Suzanne Johnson

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners

October 1 - $30 Larry Sutherland, Sarona October 2 - $30 Jeri Bitney, Shell Lake October 3 - $30 Gary/Marge Bergmann, Cumberland October 4 - $30 Joan and Bob Ademino, Spooner October 5 - $30 Bill Frahman, Shell Lake

Wild River Sport and Marine 2013 Calendars Available! Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

Temps & levels Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2011 Oct. 1 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 4 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 7

2012 Oct. 1 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 4 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 7

High 57 58 74 78 78 82 78

High 75 69 69 75 52 41 43

Low 28 30 42 45 53 56 57

Low 36 31 38 50 37 32 22



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Barron Electric celebrates Cooperative Month in Spooner

Nearly 750 members and guests celebrated Cooperative Month at Barron Electric’s Spooner office on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Barron Electric distributed over $660,000 in capital credits. The Washburn County Food Pantry collected 760 food items. Spooner Regional Health System offered blood pressure screenings. 5R Processors held an electronics recycling drive. The Spooner Fire District and Washburn County Extension Office had representatives available to talk with attendees. — Photo submitted

Gymnasts compete in Superior

SUPERIOR — Kipsters gymnasts from the Deutsch’s Gymnastics Training Center in Rice Lake competed Saturday, Sept. 29, in Superior. This was the Lake Superior Gymnastics Association’s first meet of the season. All level four and level five athletes were awarded achievement ribbons based on a range of scores. No places were awarded in any events. Gymnasts will be split into age groups and awarded places at championships only. The places for the following level four local athletes reflect the performances in a full field of 62 athletes. April Kyrola, Barronett, had a personal best on vault with a score of 8.6. She received 6.5 on bars, 8.4 on beam, 7.25 on floor with 30.75 all-around. Ashleigh Clark, Spooner, participating for the first time at this level, earned team points with her 10th-place 9.0 finish on vault. She received 5.5 on the bars, 6.1 on the beam,

7.2 on floor, and 27.8 for all-around. Marah Hanson, Spooner, completed for the first time at this level with the scores of 8.3 on vault, 4.1 on bars, 6.1 on beam, 6.4 on floor and 24.9 all-around. Hope Kyrola, Barronett, also competed for the first time at this level. She received 8.05 on vault, 4.7 on bars, 5.2 on beam, 4.8 on floor and 22.75 for all-around. With 101.7 points, Deutsch’s earned third place in level four competition. Level five had 56 athletes competing. Meghan Stone and Noelle Nelson, both of Shell Lake, competed for the first time at this level. Stone had a personal best on vault with 7.7 and on floor with 6.8. She received 7.65 on beam and 22.15 in allaround. Nelson had personal bests on vault with 7.6, beam with 6.85, and floor with 7.15. She received 21.6 for allaround. In this level, Deutsch’s received fifth place with 98.1. — with information from Deutsch’s Gymnastics

Judy Haremza, sophomores; Paul King and Maxine Parker, juniors.

ted his resignation from the Shell Lake City Council. Sturtevant represented Ward 2. • Badger Sanitation in Shell Lake was holding a change-the-name contest. Those that submitted an entry received $5 off a septic or holding tank pump. The winner received a free pump. • Soil judging team members from Shell Lake FFA at Farm Progress Days were Ken Smith, Mark Meister, Matt Krantz and Dawn Melton. Other FFA members attending were Paul Campton, Tom Crosby, Rich Lawrence, Jared Forseth, Tim Melton, Levi Lindeman, Ben Kidder, Tom Viltz, Jane Quam, Trudy Smith and Bob Schultz. • Tom Christ and Dave Haroldson replaced Gene Harrington and Dave Vold on the Shell Lake Public Library Board.

Register Memories

1952 - 60 years ago

• Inducted into the armed forces were John Sather, Barronett; Henry Antholz, Spooner; Joseph Jevert, Birchwood; Richard Wallace, Spooner; Donovan Holt, Trego; and Martin Volkman, Shell Lake. • Cliff Kallenbach and Alice Lane were Shell Lake High School homecoming king and queen. • Mary Helen was born Oct. 11 to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pederson. • Mrs. Arvid Pederson was taken ill and was taken to Duluth where she was diagnosed with polio. Fortunately, her case turned out to be one of the lighter forms of the disease.

1962 - 50 years ago

• Charles Lewis Sr. was hospitalized at the Shell Lake Memorial Hospital with two broken ribs and facial cuts and bruises after the car he was driving hit a parked car belonging to Ray Haremza. There was considerable damage to both vehicles. • David K. Todd, aviation machinist’s mate second class, U.S. Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Todd, Shell Lake, was serving with All-Weather Fighter Squadron 74 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal, operating in the Mediterranean with the Sixth Fleet. • The Towns of Sarona, Barronett, Dewey and Roosevelt, with the exception of Bashaw, signed the new fire protection agreement with the city of Shell Lake for a period of one year. Those living in Bashaw were under contract with the Spooner Rural Fire Department. • Jim Kastner and Judee Morey were crowed royalty of the Shell Lake High School homecoming. Other members of the court were Jerry Swan and Beth Axon, freshmen; Kenny Hanson and

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1972 - 40 years ago

• Jerry Thompson, Shell Lake, bagged a bear that weighed about 300 pounds. • Shell Lake was given the nod as location for the district office of the Wisconsin Indianhead Vocational, Technical and Adult Education District by district board members at a meeting held at the Shell Lake High School. • Larry’s Service Station in Barronett, owned by Larry Moss, Cumberland, was purchased by William Borrman and family of Barronett. • Mrs. Howard Griffin and Mrs. Ray Davies were consumer representatives from Washburn County to the board of the Northwest Area Comprehensive Health Planning Organization.

1982 - 30 years ago

• Officers of the Shell Lake FFA were Boyd Anderson, president; Bruce Dahlstrom, vice president; Chuck LaRue, secretary; Steve Lundeen, treasurer; Tony Marczyjanik, reporter; Pat Frey, sentinel; Dave Kempin, parliamentarian; and Richard Roe, chaplain. • Officers of the Shell Lake FBLA were Dan Krueger, president; Robin Dahle, secretary; Sally Stouffer, treasurer; and Butch Erickson, historian. • Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce officers were Andrea Waterman of Baileywik Gifts, president; Elaine Krantz, owner of Elaine’s Sew n’ So, vice president; Donna Hebert, agent assistant at Lake Insurance Agency, secretary; and Arne Stovring, vice president at Shell Lake State Bank, treasurer. • Chuck and Gina Lewis were honored as Shell Lake’s Citizens of the Year.

1992 - 20 years ago

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2002 - 10 years ago

• The weather just wasn’t giving the Shell Lake lakefront property owners a break. Four inches of rain fell from Oct. 3 to Oct. 6 and raised the level of Shell Lake to a new modern-day record, 1,224.25’ MSL. • There were 13 participants in the first Washburn County Sheriff’s Department dog obedience class. The eight-week course was instructed by Deputy Shawn Sutherland, and the funds raised went to the county’s K-9 department. • Members of the Shell Lake High School cross-country team were Tiffany Spears, Kayla Kemp, Alyssa Degner, Kathryn Cardwell and Jill Oostdyk. • Sixth-graders competing in the district environmental speech contest were Justin Hemshrot, Matt Hagen, Jennifer Haack, Kenna Organ, Annie Dunham, Paula Burton, Andy Frey and Gabe Skluzacek.


Claudia Schmidt returns to the Quam

Washburn County 4-H receives support Dan Ripplinger, Barron Electric lineman, presented a $320 check to Gretchen Granzin, 4-H ambassador, for the Washburn County 4-H Leaders Association to help pay for expenses associated with their Achievement Night. Barron Electric’s General Manager Dallas Sloan said, “4-H plays an important role in the lives of area youth, helping them become leaders in our community.” — Photo submitted

Claudia Schmidt will return to the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre in Shell Lake, on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 pm. Reservations for this concert may be made at or by calling 715-468-4387. — Photo submitted

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ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK Phyllis and Sydney, they are a bit sad, For this is the only home, they’ve ever had. They came in as kittens, and oh how they’ve grown, But waiting so long, makes them feel so alone. Phyllis is busy, she talks quite a bit, Attention she wants, when she gets it she quits. Sydney’s more quiet, seems always content, For being a kitten, some think that’s different. Both are unique in their own special way, Their wish is that you’d come adopt them today. Cats for adoption: 8-month-old female black/white shorthair; 1-year-old neutered orange shorthair tiger; 6-month-old male brown/black medium-hair tabby; two 3-month-old medium-hair gray kittens; 3-month-old male orange shorthair tabby; 11-week-old male shorthair black/brown tiger; 6-month-old black male medium-hair; 5-1/2month-old female black/brown medium-hair tabby; three 8-week-old torties; two 3-month-old shorthair tigers; 2-year-old shorthair male tiger and two 3-1/2month-old female black/white kittens. Dogs for adoption: 2-year-old male black/white fox terrier mix; 3-year-old spayed black Lab mix; 4year-old brown/white male Chihuahua mix; 7-1/2year-old spayed papillion mix; young brown/white male Great Dane/pit mix; 1-1/2-year-old male black/white Jack Russell terrier mix and a 2-year-old neutered tan/black pit bull.

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Meet the candidates forum to be held in Barron

BARRON – A candidate forum for the public is scheduled in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium of the county government center, the old courthouse, in Barron on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 6-8 p.m. The forum will give regional residents more information on the views of candidates running for office. Candidates have been invited to participate and include those running for the offices of 7th District federal House of Representatives and Wisconsin state representative from the 75th District. Candidates will introduce themselves and respond to written questions from the audience by note cards. The written questions will allow a variety of subjects to be addressed. Candidates who have been invited include 7th District Federal House of Representatives, which represents much of northwestern Wisconsin. Candidates are Republican Sean Duffy, incumbent; and Democratic challenger Pat Kreitlow. Only Kreitlow is scheduled to appear as Duffy has a conflict. Also included in the forum are Wisconsin state repre-


tination. Good thing this technology wasn’t available the time I borrowed my niece’s shoes without asking first. While attending a family gathering at my parents, everyone placed their shoes by the front door. I needed to run home real quick, so I slipped my feet into the first pair of flip-flops I saw. When my niece, Emily, went to leave, she couldn’t find her flip-flops and blamed one of my nephews for hiding them. I was the cause of the argument that ensued. Have you ever left the house in a hurry, only to realize you have on two different shoes? Several years ago, a friend was sharing her story. In the last-minute dash to get to church on time, she looked down at her feet as she was pulling out of the driveway only to notice she had on one black shoe and one blue shoe. She stopped the vehicle and asked her son, Jason, to run into the house and grab a shoe. He asked if she wanted the blue or the black. She said it didn’t matter, thinking she had the mate to one or the other on. As they arrived at church, she realized that Jason had grabbed a blue shoe, but the height of the heel didn’t match the height of the heel to the shoe she was wearing. Her dilemma now was, should she wear both blue shoes and walk with a limp or wear one black and one blue shoe and hope no one noticed. So if you are one that would like to continue wearing sandals until the snow gets too deep, or if you are one that has already surrendered and are wearing closed-toed shoes or perhaps boots, just remember, it may be best to at least wear a matching pair. And, if you are going to use someone else’s shoes, it’s best to ask first.

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Are there rules about footwear?

s the crisp morning air ushers in a new day of blue skies, colored leaves gently falling to the ground and nice afternoon temperatures, it is sometimes difficult to decide, “Should I wear shoes or open-toed footwear today?” Are there any rules about when it is not appropriate to have your naked toes showing? Advice at one time was, “Don’t wear white after Labor Day.” Does that still apply? Last spring when the temperatures were really nice in March, I found myself wearing sandals. I felt as if I was breaking a rule. Then April came and it was cooler, so back to the shoes and socks I went. Fall had officially begun when I commented to a couple of different women about the fact that they were still wearing sandals. One was actually walking into her business in bare feet. Replies were, “It hasn’t snowed yet!” They are real diehards when it comes to digging out the socks and shoes. They hold out until the cold bitter end before surrendering to heavy footwear. Have you heard about the newer technology shoes that are available? For those that still wear dress shoes to work, there are now Day2Night shoes that have convertible heels. Just pop off one size heel and replace it with the size you would prefer from a selection in the case of five different heights. As the commercial says, “Now you can change your heels, not your shoes.” Perhaps you have heard about the No-PlaceLike-Home GPS shoes that were inspired by “The Wizard of Oz.” By clicking your heels together, these shoes will lead you to your des-


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sentative candidates from 75th District that represents Barron County; also parts of Washburn County including the Towns of Bass Lake, Stone Lake, Crystal, Bashaw, Beaver Brook, Madge, Roosevelt, Barronett, Sarona, Long Lake and Birchwood; Polk County including only the Towns of McKinley, Johnstown and Clear Lake; St. Croix County including only the Town of Forest; Dunn County including only the Town of New Haven. Both candidates have confirmed they will be present, and they are Republican Roger Rivard, incumbent; and challenger Democrat Stephen Smith. Refreshments will be served following the program at 7:30 p.m. The forum is sponsored by members of Delta Kappa Gamma, a local women educators group, as a service project. The government center of Barron County is located at 330 E. LaSalle, Barron. Parking is on the south side of the building. Entrance to the courthouse is on the southwest side. — from Delta Kappa Gamma


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SHELL LAKE — An admissions representative from the University of Wisconsin-Barron County, Rice Lake, will be visiting Shell Lake High School on Monday, Oct. 15, 10:45 a.m., and Birchwood High School at 2:45 p.m. Kevin Falkenberg, UWBC student services advisor, will be available to answer high school students questions concerning admission, financial aid, course offerings/scheduling, guaranteed transfer, and the Associate of Arts and Science degree along with general questions concerning special features and campus activities at UW-Barron County. UWBC will also be hosting two open houses at the end of October: Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., and Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m. There is also an optional campus tour that will begin 45 minutes prior to the program. To make an appointment for an individual on-campus advising session or to request a personal campus tour, contact UWBC Student Services at 715-234-8024 or e-mail — from UWBC


Celebrate fall Shell Lake style

Oktoberfest to be celebrated on Saturday evening

SHELL LAKE — This is it, your chance to be entertained by the Wunderbar Polka Band while sampling beverages and snacks provided by local businesses. Wunderbar Polka Band is based out of Eau Claire. They perform at an array of events in the Eau Claire and Madison areas, like community picnics and gatherings — including Chippewa Falls’ Oktoberfest, church festivals and German restaurants. They recently preformed at the Village of Terror where they were the winners of the Scariest Band in the Valley competition. Wunderbar Polka Band was formed by a group of friends in the music school at UW-Eau Claire who found they shared a common love for the traditional style and fun of polkas. They love to share that fun and hope to keep the polka tradition alive for all generations to enjoy. Along with dancing the night away, participants will even have the opportunity to possibly walk away with one of the many raffle prizes to be given out. The Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Shell Lake Arts

Wunderbar Polka Band will supply music for the first-annual Oktoberfest at the Shell Lake Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 13. Oktoberfest is sponsored by the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Shell Lake Arts Center. — Photo submitted

Center have partnered together to host the first-annual Oktoberfest. This festive evening is Saturday, Oct. 13, 6-11 p.m., in the Darrell Aderman Auditorium at the Shell Lake Arts Center. Plan to load your senses with the sights, smells and sounds of autumn. — with submitted information

Economic forum to be held a UWBC

RICE LAKE — The public is invited to the informational session called What Every Citizen Should Know About Economics on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 12:20 –1:20 p.m., in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County in Rice Lake. This question/answer/discussion forum will be hosted by Sid Konell, associate professor of business/economics, and Jayant Anand, assistant professor of anthropology /sociology. Citizens interested in deciphering the often-conflicting information about economic issues found in the media, especially in a presidential election year, are encouraged to attend. This presentation will explore the role of government,


he Shell Lake Lions Club, in coordination with the Indianhead Medical Center, will be co-sponsoring a health fair on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Shell Lake Arts Center. The health fair is an educational and interactive event structured to provide outreach to help provide basic preventive medicine and medical screening to people in the extended Shell Lake community. Events such as this are designed to promote all aspects of health, wellness, fitness and lifestyle improvements. At the Shell Lake Health Fair, there will be 36 health-related booths covering a variety of is-

sues and concerns. Among them will be presentations by professionals in cardiology, dermatology, podiatry and family practice. Additionally, flu shots will be available along with a variety of other testing and screening such as blood pressure checks, bone density screening and blood sugar testing. Memory screening and adult vision screening will also be available. There will also be a healthy lunch available and a scavenger hunt for door prizes provided by the Lions and IMC. The Shell Lake Lions Club and IMC staff hope you’ll take advantage of the opportunity and look forward to seeing you there.

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SUPERIOR — High school students thinking about their future are invited to visit the University of Wisconsin-Superior for one of its fall Preview Days to be held Thursday and Friday, Oct. 18 and 19, and Friday, Oct. 26. Preview Days offers prospective students and their families an opportunity to see the campus and to learn more about admissions, financial aid, campus activities and academic departments. Visitors also can talk with current students and professors about academic programs and majors. Students may attend any Preview Days session that’s convenient. Sessions are offered from 1-4 p.m. on Oct. 18, and from 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 19 and Oct. 26. To register for campus Preview Days, call 715-3948230 or go online to UW-Superior engages students for lifelong learning and rewarding careers through more than 30 undergraduate and graduate programs offered on campus along with degrees offered through distance learning. The university is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges and plays a central role in the University of Wisconsin System’s growth agenda for Wisconsin. — from UWS

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Wearing the competitive genes

ompetitiveness runs in our family. I remember when I was a young girl, when my grandparents used to live next door to us, my little sister and I would visit them often to watch movies or play games. Card games were usually the games of choice, games like golf, kings in the corner, crazy eights or Skip-Bo. My grandma, being the meek and sly one, would quietly play the entire game until the last minute when she would pull some crazy stunt and win. My grandpa would sometimes stand up, throw down his cards and claim, “I am never playing games with you again Bonny! You always win!” My grandmother, of course, would smile and gently laugh and we would move onto other things like snacks or baking. But I swear I always caught her winking at us ever so slightly. This competitive gene from my grandpa was passed down to my mother, who most definitely passed it down to her children. It gets dangerous in our house sometimes when we have family game nights. Just a few weeks ago, we played the game Pit. It’s one of those shouting and moving really fast games, and if you’ve ever played it, you’d know exactly what I’m talking about. Needless to say, by the end of the game I had thrown my cards at three different people. One person threatened to leave the game and began walking upstairs. Personal jabs and comments were made and blood was almost drawn. I won’t even tell you what happens when we play spoons or Dutch Blitz. It’s not pretty when I lose. I’ll be the first to admit, I can be a sore loser, but I’m slowly getting better at it. One time in high school, when I was the setter for the Webster

Tigers volleyball team, I kicked one of my teammates because she messed up. It’s not as bad as it sounds though. Coach was trying to yell at me but couldn’t help but laugh as we huddled up for a time-out. My boyfriend’s family likes to play games, too, but they are too nice to each other. They never raise their voices and they practically let each other win. Luckily, my boyfriend is on the more competitive side as well, so I have someone to relate with. When I first started dating him, and I played games with his family, I was a nice, quiet girl who played card games politely. Now, two years later, I show almost no mercy. Michael’s brother once told him, “If you get married and have kids, I’ll make sure to tell my kids to just let yours win at everything.” It is now an ongoing joke about how competitive we are together as a couple. But my sisters are the ones who egg me on the most. The women in this family are known to be spastic at times. In fact, my nickname on my volleyball team in high school was Spaz. During our last family gathering, my dad and my brother-in-law came up with the Spaz-O-Meter and when we fight or egg each other on during a game or dinner, the meter, which is really just my dad’s arm, wavers back and forth and goes off the charts into the dangerous red zone. Yes, we are known to be a loud, boisterous, opinionated, competitive family who egg each other on and try to get a rise out of each other, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. But, above all, we give and show love outwardly, exuberantly and abundantly to each other, and those are times when I’m glad I have a big, loud, crazy family.

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Thursday, Oct. 11 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. • Fibromyalgia/CFS/Chronic Pain Support Group, 1-3 p.m. at the Chetek Lutheran Church. Call 715-651-9011 or 715-237-2798. • Education and support for people affected by cancer, 3:30-5 p.m., Marshfield Clinic Rice Lake Center. Registration required, 715-236-8327. Friday, Oct. 12 & Sunday, Oct. 13 • Jack O’ Lantern Fest Fun Sale at former Hardware Hank building, 237 Walnut St., Spooner, sponsored by Railroad Memories Museum. In the afternoon on Friday and all day Saturday. Rides on the mini train available Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 • Potluck meeting of the general members of Ceska Opera Foundation, 6:30 p.m., Haugen Area Historical Museum, 311 W. 3rd St. Board of directors meeting, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Tickets 9 a.m. Distribution 9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. Contact 715-635-9309, 715468-4017 or 715-222-4410. • St. Joseph’s and St. Catherine’s CCW annual fall bazaar, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., in lower level of St. Joseph’s Church, Shell Lake. Lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Carryouts available. • Oktoberfest wine, beer and food-tasting experience sponsored by the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce and Shell Lake Arts Center, at the arts center, 6-11 p.m. • Theatre in the Woods Pretty Good Party, 7 p.m., at the Quam. • Clam River Tuesday Club fall fundraiser, 6-10 p.m., Indian Creek American Legion Hall. • Jack O’ Lantern Fest, Spooner. • Mark F. Moran will be at the Spooner Memorial Library, 1-3 p.m., for an appraisal event. • Barronett community fall garage sale, Barronett Community Center, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Hosted by Barronett Civic Club. Lunch counter. Info, 715-822-2118. Monday, Oct. 15 • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner. • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 5 p.m. group activity, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6-7 p.m. meeting, Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 715-635-4669. Tuesday, Oct. 16 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m., at the lodge. Wednesday, Oct. 17 • Games and activities, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m., at the library. The public is welcome.

• The Washburn County Humane Society open board meeting 5:30 p.m., state patrol headquarters, Spooner, 715-635-4720. Thursday, Oct. 18 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting available. Friday & Saturday, Oct. 19 & Oct. 20 • Haunted Schoolhouse, Shell Lake Arts Center, 6-10 p.m., with 6-8 p.m. less scary and 8-10 p.m. terrifying for braver attendees. Saturday, Oct. 20 & Sunday, Oct. 21 • Shell Lake FFA corn maze, noon-6 p.m. Bryan and Keri Jensen residence, N2240 Shelby Lane, Shell Lake. Watch for signs. More info call 715-468-7814. Saturday, Oct. 20 • Shell Lake Lions Club and Indianhead Medical Center health fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Shell Lake Arts Center. • Claudia Schmidt concert, Erika Quam Memorial Theatre, Shell Lake, 7:30 p.m. Reservations may be made at or by calling 715-468-4387. • Second-annual pink event to raise funds for breast cancer awareness, 5-8 p.m., Spooner High School gym. For more info, contact coach Deli, 715-635-2172, ext. 4253. Thursday, Oct. 25 • First Year Parenting class, 5-8:30 p.m., Spooner Annex Building, UW-Extension conference room. Call Deb Meyer at 715-635-4444 or deb.meyer@ces.uwex. edu • The Shell Lake American Legion meeting, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Commons. • Shell Lake VFW meeting, 7 p.m., Friendship Commons. Friday & Saturday, Oct. 26 & Oct. 27 • Haunted Schoolhouse, Shell Lake Arts Center, 6-10 p.m., with 6-8 p.m., less scary and 8-10 p.m. terrifying for braver attendees. Saturday, Oct. 27 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Free Halloween party, 7-9 p.m., at St. Francis de Sales in Spooner. Sunday, Oct. 28 • Shell Lake FFA corn maze, noon-6 p.m. Bryan and Keri Jensen residence, N2240 Shelby Lane, Shell Lake. Watch for signs. More info call 715-468-7814. Wednesday, Oct. 31 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner.


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Indianhead Community Action Agency is looking for volunteers to help out in their thrift store and food pantry. Food pantry volunteers must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. Please stop in to ICAA at 608 Service Road and pick up an application or call 715-635-3975 for more information. ••• The Washburn County Area Humane Society is looking for volunteers to update and maintain their Web site and to research and apply for grants. For more information, call Susie at 715-468-2453 or e-mail ••• Terraceview Living Center Inc. is providing opportunities for talented volunteers skilled in group and one-toone interactions with the elderly. Seeking services between 3-7 p.m. daily. There will be flexibility in scheduling your services. Orientation is provided. If you are interested please stop by their office and fill out an application. ••• Faith in Action of Washburn County is looking for volunteers to provide direct services to seniors and adults with disabilities. Tasks might include transportation, light housekeeping, light yard work, fix-it jobs, telephone and in-person visits. Training is provided, and all volunteers choose what they want to do and when they want to volunteer. For more information, please call 715-635-2252 or e-mail Faith In Action at faithinac30rtfc ••• Washburn County Unit on Aging is in need of volunteer drivers for the Meals on Wheels program and the medical escort program. This is a great opportunity to socialize, meet new people, travel and help others. Mileage is paid to volunteers who use their own vehicles when transporting and/or delivering. You must posses a valid state of Wisconsin driver’s license and be able to read maps, road names and street signs. If interested, please contact Eva at the Aging and Disability Resource Center in Spooner at 715-635-4460. ••• ICAA Crossroads Literacy is looking for tutors in reading, health and computer skills. If interested, please contact coordinator Jean Walsh at 715-790-7213 or email ••• To publish a volunteer opportunity, submit it to us by Monday noon. E-mail it to, bring it to the office, or call 715-468-2314. Please list the type of volunteer work you need, as well as dates, times and length of service. Make sure to include your contact information, including your name and phone number. When the volunteer position is filled, please let us know so we can take it off the list. This service is offered free of charge in an effort to bring the community together so those that are looking for help can find those that are looking to help.


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


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by Diane Dryden “We advise them to pack a ready-toRegister staff writer run bag containing items like their medSPOONER — Here’s the scenario, ications, their savings or checking you’re in a relationship and things aren’t account books and a few clothes, and going well. It’s possibly your fault for not most importantly, to keep it in a secret being perfect. After all, this other person place.” in your life should be first, absolutely The staff takes program information to first, and everything bad that happens is the community, churches and schools because of you. Everything. throughout Washburn Country. They You start to agree that you have no start with programs on bullying, and self-worth and deserve a slap every once sometimes it moves into the domestic The Time Out Family Abuse Shelter office has a new home at 718 River Street, Spooner. – Photos abuse area. Wherever it leads, they are in a while to remind you to shape up. This other person really didn’t mean to by Diane Dryden willing to follow if it means helping hit you, they were just mad, or drunk, or gives a number to call. You tear off one women’s and sexuality studies. someone who is too afraid to come into tired, or whatever it was, it was your of the dangling phone numbers and stuff “We are here to let everyone know the office, or doesn’t think they need the fault. it in your pocket, hoping who darken our door that there is hope service … yet. Even though it’s warm you remember to keep it available. So far this year, we have Neal, a Gustavus Adolphus graduate, weather you start wearing hidden just in case the helped over 200 women and even a has spent her time bringing awareness to long-sleeved shirts to hide wrong person finds it and dozen men with abuse problems. Many women’s issues like rape and sex, and the bruises. You comb your the questions and accusa- were scared, all were troubled,” said even inequality in the workplace, and is hair over your face to hide tions begin. Nash. a valuable employee and a ideal fit to the the black eye. You’re scared But there’s help, and it’s “We act as advocates and outreach center. “This is a silly when you hear your at a new location. The will do whatever the client perfect job for me and I’m front door open. You send Time-Out Family Abuse needs. We offer choices, but glad to be here,” she says. your kids to their rooms Shelter is now located at they make the decisions. The entire month is dediand tell them to lock their 718 N. River Street. It has a We’re here to empower cated to Domestic Abuse doors. front door and a back door them to make the choice Awareness, and everyone is Then one day, you’re in a and complete confidential- that’s good for them. If they encouraged to tie a piece of public bathroom and ity when you talk to either need a safe shelter, we can purple ribbon on his or her Audrey Neal, of the Time there’s a paper stop sign on Out Family Abuse Shelter in Chris Nash or Audrey Neal. provide that, or if it’s a revehicle antenna for the the door. It says Stop Do- Spooner, has a passion for Neal is a new hire with a straining order, we can get month. If you don’t have a mestic Abuse and then women’s awareness. background in gender, the ball rolling and even go ribbon, stop by their booth to court with them. at the Spooner Chamber of “We work hand-in-glove Commerce’s Jack O’ with human services, the Lantern Festival on SaturChris Nash, director of the day, Oct. 13, and get one. victim witness coordinator through the DA’s office, the Time Out Family Abuse ShelThey will also be in attencourt system and law en- ter, with a master’s in voca- dance at the Shell Lake forcement. We also advise tional rehabilitation and Lions/Indianhead Medical them to have a safety plan counseling, always has a box Center’s Health Fair on Satif they decide to stay where of tissues on her desk. She is urday, Oct. 20. The event they are. The plan includes ready to hear the worst, so takes place at the Shell Lake she can do her best. being aware of the rooms in Arts Center from 10 a.m. - 2 their house, like the bathroom. Most p.m. with over 36 health-related booths, bathrooms don’t have windows, so we and theirs is one of them. advise they stay out of that area. The For further and immediate informakitchen is full of potential weapons, so tion 24/7, phone 800-924-0556 or go to we also advise to avoid that room, too. The office is We encourage them to have a code word, staffed Monday through Friday from 8 so the children know that things are seri- a.m. - 4 p.m. The local number is 715-635ous and they should leave, or get ready 5245. to leave as soon as they hear that word.

Lions perform vision screening at Head Start

Members of the Shell Lake and Spooner/Trego Lions clubs performed vision screening for students at the Head Start in Spooner on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Screening 78 kids were (L to R): Vern Lokken, Shell Lake Lion; Dagny Johnson, Spooner/Trego Lion; Mike Cox, Shell Lake Lion; Mary Patrick, Spooner/Trego Lion; Mary Kutchera, Spooner/Trego Lion; and Nancy Swanson, Shell Lake Lion. — Photo submitted











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Americans making fewer visits to doctor

by Shamane Mills Wisconsin Public Radio

NATIONWIDE - Americans are going to the doctor less often than they were 10 years ago. A census report says lack of insurance may be one reason why. And according to one Wisconsin health co-op, even those with insurance have not increased their trips to the doctor. Those who've waited in a doctor's office may find it hard to believe but patients are seeing doctors less often. The Alliance is a Madison-based, not-for-profit health co-op. It includes 180 employers in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. Mark Xistris is vice president of provider relations, "Our data has been relatively flat at roughly two encounters with the medical system per year, for the last six years." That's visits to the ER, doctor's office and urgent care. Nationally, medical visits for working age adults was higher, 3.9. Part of the reason is methodology. The census data

included the uninsured and those on Medicaid. Both groups generally have more health problems. Xistris says another reason for the difference in doctor visits are things like company wellness programs, "We help them with strategies to help their employee to improve their overall health status so they don't need to go to the doctor’s office as often.” But fewer doctor’s visits don't mean lower cost. Health care spending has been going up, even if patients are seeing the doctor less often, "I think there is a relationship at some level but while the visits may be going down the intensity of the interaction is going up; means the doctor is billing for more complicated issues." The census data suggests medical usage is linked to income. Nearly 40 percent of poor people did not visit a doctor in 2010. Only 19 percent of those with higher incomes did not see a doctor.

DNR confirms wolf hunt dog delay

by Chuck Quirmbach Wisconsin Public Radio

STATEWIDE - The DNR is telling wolf hunters that dogs cannot be used in the upcoming wolf hunt until at least Dec. 20. Wisconsin's first modern-era wolf hunt is scheduled to begin Oct. 15. Under state law, dogs were banned from the hunt until after the gun deer season ends in late November, but a Madison judge has also ordered an injunction against using dogs until at least Dec. 20 when there's another court hearing on a lawsuit brought by Humane Societies.

Attorney Carl Sinderbrand represents the groups that sued to restrict the use of dogs. Sinderbrand says it's good the DNR is spreading the word of the delay to wolf hunters, "The first month of using dogs won't happen." But Sinderbrand says his clients are still looking for the judge to address the broader issue of what kind of restrictions are needed to protect dogs, wolves and others from what Sinderbrand calls grievous harm. Also this week, a group of game hunters asked to get involved in the wolf hunt case, on the side of the DNR.




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Hayward course beautiful and demanding

The start of the Hayward Invitational cross-country meet held Tuesday, Oct. 2, had 114 girls from the northern Wisconsin schools competing. The Hayward meet runs along part of the American Birkebeiner Trail and is one of the most beautiful and demanding races in Wisconsin. — Photos by Larry Samson

Senior Jessica Irvine is finishing out her last year of school and still running. She had a time of 28:14.1.

Senior Renee Mikula finished the 4K race with a time of 31:28.1. She loves running and uses cross country to condition for spring track.

Shell Lake freshman Daniel Parish finished the 5K race with a time of 22:18.1.

Senior Nick Muska was the top runner for Shell Lake finishing 56th with a time of 22:15.4.

Spooner runners compete at Hayward Invitational

Spooner runners Caitlin Fielding and Rachel Eytcheson ran together to help challenge themselves in the 4K race. — Photos by Larry Samson

ABOVE: The Spooner boys cross-country team competed in the Hayward Invitational meet Tuesday, Oct. 2. Teammates shown (L to R) are: Tyler Revak, Daniel Pederson, Connor Sprenger, Alex MacDonell and Joakim Jarvis. RIGHT: Spooner cross-country runner Julianna Bray had a time of 28:07.9 The hills and wood trails of the Hayward meet makes it one of the most demanding.



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Bitter loss on a bitter cold night

by Larry Samson Register reporter SHELL LAKE — With a 34-8 loss to conference rivals the Frederic Vikings on Friday, Oct. 5, the Shell Lake football team is faced with the possibility of finishing the season without a win. The Lakers last game of the season will be Friday, Oct. 12, in a game they will play at Unity. The season has been a struggle for the team that has had as few as 17 players suited up for the game. There was a question if Shell Lake could finish the season. They will, of course, and they will do it with a sense of pride, knowing that they have, against the odds, played every game with the determination to win. Shell Lake started out the Frederic game determined to upset the 5-1 Frederic Vikings. Shell Lake scored first on a fumble when Sam Livingston recovered a Frederic fumble. Two plays later, Shell Lake was on the boards with an AJ Denotter touchdown. Livingston made the two-point conversion and it was an 8-0 game with only a minute off the clock. Frederic was too good a team to stay down and came back with a touchdown, driving 65 yards on 14 plays. Shell Lake started on the 24-yard line and drove down to the 27-yard line. They were stopped on fourth and two. Frederic fumbled the ball and Shell Lake recovered, but an incomplete pass on fourth and three turned the ball over to Frederic. Shell Lake fumbled on their 27-yard line and Frederic moved the ball downfield in three plays to take an 8-14 lead. The first half ended and it looked to be a close game. The second half was all Frederic, as they put up 18 unanswered points. For the game, Frederic had 15 first downs to Shell Lake’s 10. Shell Lake turned the ball over three times and forced four Viking turnovers. Shell Lake had a total of 190 yards, 137 rushing and 53 passing. Frederic had 333 total, 294 rushing and 39 passing. Yards rushing Player AJ Denotter Sam Muska Wyatt Carlson Tanner Williams Andrew Larson

Attempts 11 11 11 2 5

ABOVE: Shell Lake quarterback Sam Livingston tries to break upfield but is brought down with a short gain. RIGHT: Cory and Danielle Williams with their son, Austin. It was Parents Night at Shell Lake as the players took to the field before the game with their parents. This graduating senior is finishing out his high school football career. He is a true team player. Several years ago he moved from a fullback position to lineman because that was where he was needed.

Yards 60 38 23 7 5

Running back Wyatt Carlson shoots through a hole created by Beau Skluzacek and Isaac Cusick. — Photos by Larry Samson

AJ Denotter scored from 7 yards to put Shell Lake up 8-0 over Frederic in the first minute of the game. The Lakers trailed 16-8 going into the half, but the game quickly soured for them as they lost 34-8 in their last home game, held Friday, Oct. 5.

Andrew Larson and Tanner Williams took Frederic quarterback Jaryd Braden down for a loss on this quarterback keeper.

Football fans

The Shell Lake fans lined the walkway out of the Reinhart-Moen stadium to show their appreciation to the football players and coaches for the season. While the Lakers are 0-7 for the season, they have played every game as if it were the playoffs. The fans have been with them through the good times and stand with them in the tough time. They are true Laker fans. — Photo by Larry Samson




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Lakers defeated by the Bears

LEFT: Sheri Clark with an attack in the JV volleyball game against Clayton. Clark is one of those young players to keep an eye on. ABOVE LEFT: Kaylea Kidder goes low to get this dig against the strong Clayton serving. ABOVE: Shania Pokorny goes up and blocks this attack by McKenzie Cardinal, one of the best players in the conference. The Clayton Bears were too much for the Lakers as they took them 3-0 for the volleyball match on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Clayton leads the Lakeland Central Conference 7-0. The conference championship will come down to two matches when the 5-0 Cameron Comets travel to Clayton for a matchup on Thursday, Oct. 11. — Photos by Larry Samson

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Cross country Saturday, Oct. 20: WIAA Sectional Friday, Oct. 26: WIAA state Football Friday, Oct. 12: At Unity, 7 p.m. Volleyball JV2 4:30 p.m., JV1 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11: At Northwood, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13: Shell Lake Tournament, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16: Regional, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18: Regional, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20: Regional, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25: Sectional Friday, Nov. 2: State at Green Bay Junior high volleyball Thursday, Oct. 11: Vs. Northwood, 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13: At Rice Lake (eighth grade), 8:30 a.m.

Matthew Denotter, Hertel, shot this 7-point buck during the last minutes on Sunday, Oct. 7, of the youth gun season. — Photo submitted



In his second year of hunting, Isaac Ottererson, Shell Lake, shot this 8point buck on Sunday, Oct. 7, while hunting in the youth hunt. — Photo by Larry Samson

Gene (Bud) Quam, Shell Lake, bagged this 7-point buck during the youth hunt on Saturday, Oct. 6. He was hunting with his dad, Gene Quam. — Photo by Connie Quam

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Spooner advances in soccer playoffs

Senior Ethan Gormong head-butts the ball in for the score to put Spooner up 4-0 just before the end of the first half. — Photos by Larry Samson

The Spooner soccer team advanced to level 2 of the playoffs with a 10-0 win over Phelps High School on Saturday, Oct. 6. Shown back (L to R): Levi Hanson, Gideon Hanson, Ben Nelson and Andrew Emerson. Middle: Coach Ryan LaPorte, Kaitlyn Heino, Kaelan Anderson, Bryce Sohn, Keith Richardson, Ethan Gormong, Jake Sacco, Zach Schutt, Evan Silvas and coach Rich Meaux. Front: Jared Amendt, Sam Meaux, Caleb Ford, Brant Osterhues, Dylan Ostermann, Spencer Peck, Elijiah Hanson and Arron Durand.

Levi Hanson watches as the ball he kicked passed by two Phelps defenders. Hanson had three goals for the game.

Kaelan Anderson and Bryce Sohn work together to score as the Phelps goalkeeper blocks the ball.

Homecoming juniors

Just wide on the kick on goal for freshman Caleb Ford.

To kick off the Spooner High School Homecoming Week, the junior class took on the seniors in the powder-puff championship game and came out victorious, 12-6. Shown back row (L to R): Taylor Johnson, Michelle Richardson, Ashtin Markgren, Halie Gerovac, Mara Bartle, Caitlin Fielding, Alex Hotchkiss, Paige Osterhues and Rachel Eytcheson. Front: Hannah Langhammer, Sara Taylor, Emma Curran and Savannah Quinn. — Photo by Larry Samson

Second-annual pink event planned in Spooner

SPOONER — The second-annual pink event, raising funds for breast cancer awareness, is set for Saturday, Oct. 20. The event is from 5-8 p.m., in the

Spooner High School Gym. This is a community event and everyone is invited to attend. In addition to a bake sale, silent auc-

tion, games and activities, volleyball parents night will be celebrated from 5:30 -7 p.m. At 7 p.m., an alumni volleyball game with Evens versus Odds will

be played. For more information or to donate items, contact coach Deli at 715-6352172. — with submitted information

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The Wickmans are celebrating, again

hold in the heat. After their first two sons, Byron and Bradley, were born they moved. Even though their housing could be described as substandard, Stan says that it’s not the house that makes a home, it’s the people living in it. Stan dairy farmed for a while and then got a carpentry job in New Richmond. He came home weekends and occasionally on a Wednesday. June had been working at the old Shell Lake hospital as a nurse’s aide for four years before Stan took the job out of town. She worked nights while Stan was there to watch the boys, who were ages 8, 10 and 12. After he started working away, she quit her job. They sold the cows and bought sheep, which were valuable for their wool. The boys enjoyed the sheep and earned money by hiring out as shearers during high school. When Stan came back to continue the carpenter’s trade locally, along with his job running a bulldozer putting in new roads, June went back to work in 1970 at the new Shell Lake hospital. She stayed for 37 years, working eventually into the unit clerk position. Their sons all served in the military, Byron in the National Guard, and Bradley and Bruce as Marines, both serving time in Vietnam. Bradley decided he was the farmer of the bunch and took over the farm. Mom and Dad picked out 10 acres of field for their final house, which they had moved in from 14 miles away in 1969. A new road was going though where the house was located, so they bought the 32-ton, two-story house and had it moved to its present location on CTH EE. This is where June has the

We’ve had quite a change of temperature this week, haven’t we? I’m so glad I took some pictures of the beautiful maple tree in our yard last week, because after the wind on Thursday it’s almost bare. The water in the birdbath has had a thin layer of ice on top twice. It’s a heated one, so I guess it must be time to plug it in again. I’m sure we’ll get some more nice warm weather this fall. This is just a reminder to get the outdoor stuff done. I have to apologize to Mary Jane Pritz. Last week when Anitia Lehmann told me about helping DeEtte Fankhauser with her hair and dress before her wedding 50 years ago, I assumed that meant that Anitia was the maid of honor. Not so. Anitia was a very good friend, but the maid of honor title went to Mary Jane. Sorry for the mix-up, ladies. I’ll try to get it straight when I report on the party for Pat and DeEtte’s 75th anniversary. Ruth Grover mentioned last week that she had to take a trip to Eau Claire on Monday for an angiogram. Her hubby, Dick, was very happy to report that the results of that test showed that Ruth’s arteries and veins are in perfect condition. Well, anyone who knows Ruth knows that she has a wonderful heart, so it’s nice to hear that the doctors know that the stuff running to her heart is good, too. Merl and Shirley Overvig just returned home from a fun-filled vacation in Arizona. They flew into Phoenix, and spent three days hanging around the pool at Brian and Patsy Overvig’s home. They spent one day exploring Old Scottsdale, then headed to Sedona. They love the Sedona area, and spent five nights there. They spent a day in Jerome, which is an old mining/ghost town. They spent a day in the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert. Shirley said that if you decide to visit that area she highly recommends a hike on the Blue Mesa Trail because the colors are fantastic. They spent a day at the meteor crater. They took a helicopter ride with Brian and Patsy. Shirley said that the pilot was an excellent tour guide, he showed them Secret Canyon, some cliff dwellings, and pointed out different rock formations and points of interest. After the helicopter ride they returned to Brian and Patsy’s house, and flew home the next day. Merl and Shirley arrived at the Minneapolis airport just an hour before Shirley’s son, Ben Lemke, flew in. Ben came home with them, and they had a wonderful time while he was visiting. The first day they just relaxed and did some gardening. On Thursday they took a trip to Duluth and did some sightseeing. On Saturday they took Ben back to the Twin Cities, decided to go to the Science Museum of Minnesota, and Shirley and Ben

checked out the weather exhibit, naturally. They both have degrees in meteorology. Oh, I almost forgot. Sport, Merl and Shirley’s dog, had a great vacation, too. He spent the time they were in Arizona with Shirley’s grandson, Drake. They picked him up on the way home from the airport on Tuesday, and Ben had the honor of riding in the back seat from River Falls to Barronett with Sport, who loves to run from side to side of the car so that he doesn’t miss anything. Yea. Sounds like a great way to travel to me. Kevin and Kate O’Neal, with the help of Kevin’s mom, Mary Jane Griffin, hosted a brunch at their cabin on Turtle Lake for relatives and friends on Sunday. There were guests from this area and all over the country who had come to attend the wedding of Jason Haugerud and Kristen Capra on Saturday. The food was wonderful, and everyone had a great time eating and visiting. It was so nice to see Al Strubb Sunday morning. He was in the area visiting with his daughter, Judy Norton, and other friends and relatives. Al is returning home to California this week. Anitia Lehmann and I spent Tuesday making 213 pieces of lefse! Tonja Metnik asked if we would make some for the fall festival at Cumberland ECU. We had 21 bags of 10 pieces, and they all sold. Made standing over a hot lefse iron all day worth it. There were lots of people buying and selling things at ECU that day. I got a really nice glider/rocker at a very reasonable price. I don’t know how many different baked items and kinds of candy were for sale. A person could have gained weight just looking at stuff. There were also lots of crafts: quilts, doormats, doilies, etc. And it was fun just chatting with everyone who came in. I think the activities department must have taken in quite a bit of money, which is great because they plan so many outings for the residents. If you missed it this year be sure to stop by and join the fun next year. Did you hear that our granddaughter, Miriah Lehmann, and her boyfriend, Beau Olson, were in a car accident this past week? I’ll tell you what; we are so lucky — and unbelievably thankful — that they weren’t badly hurt. They both have muscle aches, but no broken bones. They were driving on CTH V, right past the Wiesner Chapel, a car pulled in front of them from a crossroad, and, even though Beau stood on the brakes, there was no way to avoid the accident. Two of the passengers from the other car were taken to the hospital, and we are praying that they will be OK. Beau is still finding it hard to believe how fast it happened. One of

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June and Stan Wickman, Shell Lake, are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary at Salem Lutheran Church on Saturday, Oct. 13. – Photo by Diane Dryden

24 albums that meticulously chronicle their lives, before and after they married. Somehow, she was able to preserve precious pictures that date back to both of their early childhoods all the way to the present. She’s added all of their diplomas and pages of cards from her first baby shower. She’s so organized that she had an album ready to add their upcoming celebration. They have three sons, nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, all duly recorded in the appropriate album along with Stan’s complete family pictures and her six brothers. When asked what kept them together for 70 years, June said it was just stubbornness on both their parts. Stan said it was their ability to fight it out and then get over it. “After all,” June added, “We got married for better or for worse.” And what is the one finest trait the other one possesses? For June, it is his thoughtfulness. “He even remembered to buy me a birthday card again this year.” As for Stan, he cut to the quick, and without even thinking said, “She’s a great cook.” Blood clots in his lungs was the reason Stan decided to pack it in after working with Randy Brown for many years, again in the carpenter trade. June decided it would be a good thing to retire, too. Now it’s time to celebrate 70 years together with an open house at the Salem Lutheran Church in Shell Lake on Saturday, Oct. 13. There will be coffee and cake, but alas, no dancing. June has trouble with her knees, and Stan just doesn’t want to take the chance of any sort of injury to his 91year-old body. “We might not see our 80th anniversary, but we Newly married in 1942, this plan to continue celebrating couple, June and Stan Wickas long as we can.” man, has shared a full life together. – Photo submitted

the reasons that the kids didn’t get hurt too badly was because the car is equipped with six air bags and they all deployed. Knowing what a close call that was for the kids is horrifying. Please be sure to buckle up and teach your kids to buckle up. Life is good; hang on to it as long as you can. Trust me on this one; you never want to get a phone call from a crying mother. I guess that’s about it from Barronett this week. Enjoy the fall weather. See you next time.

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by Diane Dryden Register staff writer RURAL SHELL LAKE/BURNETT COUNTY — If you know Stan and June Wall Wickman you know two things about them for sure. They love to dance, and they love to celebrate their marriage. This couple, who married in 1942, were both raised on farms. “We met at a dance,” says June. “It was during the war, and there were a lot of dances then. Gas was rationed, so we’d make sure we had a carload of friends that went with us, and it was at one of those dances at Spenser Lake that I met Stan when I was 18 and he was 21. We used to go to dances everywhere, in schoolhouses and front parlors, and my own mother was one of the people who held dances in their living rooms. We’d move all the furniture out, and an accordion-playing neighbor would come over along with all our neighbors. Those that didn’t want to dance went into the kitchen to play cards. We’d go down to Turtle Lake twice a week to dance until they tore the place down and put up the casino, and we’d go over to Indian Creek and Bloomer and Amery just to dance. We’d skate and sled in the winter with the neighbors, and it all sadly came to an end when everyone got TVs. Everyone just wanted to stay home then and the fun was over.” As you can see, they danced their entire lives. They celebrated their anniversaries with dancing. When they celebrated 40 years together, it was in Turtle Lake, dancing. The same for their celebration of 50 and 60 years together, these in Shell Lake at the community center, also with dancing. They also lived in assorted housing after they married a year later. They moved into a house that was on the farm Stan was renting. It was next to his folks’ farm, because out of the eight living brothers - one of the nine died at the age of 2 - Stan was one of the farming sons. Three of his brothers joined the service, and his mother said she had sent enough of them to war, and Stan should stay home and help on the farm. One of the places they lived in was a two-car garage, and one of the houses was no better or no worse than anyone else’s. Even though there was a large kitchen, living room and back porch, there was no insulation, and during the winters they kept warm by putting a stove in the middle of the living room floor. Eventually, they were able to put felt paper on the ceiling to help


by Pauline Lawrence

Area writers corner

Painting our world gold

by Mary B. Olsen The color gold that dominates our fall landscape is priceless. Friends and neighbors are exclaiming, “The colors are so beautiful this season!” And everyone agrees. The gold and yellow leaves of our trees have changed dramatically and suddenly. The rather humdrum greens of our herbal environment have done an about-face and present to us their true colors. Vibrant gold and deep reds shine in the sunlight. Added to the fall scene are the frosty ground and the crisp air that actually gives us a warm and cozy feeling. We know cold weather is on the way, and the brilliant colored leaves will fall to the ground. It is the time before we snuggle in for winter. It is the time for taking in, and storing for the future, the beautiful colors and the pleasures of the fall. Those of us with the home nest-building instincts find this season an occasion for adding to nature’s splendor by decorating our yards and homes with our own versions of fall colors. You might see gold and red garlands of leaves entwined around an old wooden wheel. You will see wreathes at doorways. The products of our gar-

Hope you have a wonderful day, Charlotte. Well, Rory and I have a new little puppy at our house. He’s black and white with gold going through his hair. He’s so small I can’t see him playing for a while with Rory. He is only 8 weeks old at this time. Kind of fits in my hand and is very cute. I had gotten him for Rory to play with, but that will be a while. I have named him Tinks. So wish me luck. I got a card from Calvin Krantz. It was so sad to hear of his wife dying on Aug. 21. He says he was up to Stanley and June Wickman’s a while back as they used to hang out together years ago. He says he misses his wife’s canning and all the good food she used to make. She was 87. I want to sit down and type a letter to Calvin. Oh yes, Calvin sent me a picture of the whole gang of people and did his best to tell of the nephews and nieces, grandchildren, great-grands and he identified his wife and himself. What a wonderful surprise to get this in the mail even though it was sad. Calvin is 86 and a brother of the late Gordon Krantz. Jim Toll tells us his son, Dave, was up for the weekend and helped Bill Taubman combine corn. Tam Toll from La Cross was also up at Jim’s for the weekend. The Clam River Tuesday Club met at Beth Crosby’s on Oct. 3, and they got the tickets done plus a lot of things for the fundraiser they will have Oct. 13 at the Legion hall in Indian Creek. Understand they have lots of prizes and an auction, live music and tons of food. Plan to attend. Has anyone noticed the green ferns along the side of

the road? Well, those ferns are now yellow and so pretty. I noticed small popple trees, about 3 feet high, also have leaves, and they’re a very pretty yellow. Talking with my favorite sister, Marie Quam, we find her hubby, Warren, went down to Sue and Tim Pedersons. Saturday found Mike and Gene Quam home from out West after being gone a week. Hear they had good luck. Last weekend, Butch and Loretta VanSelus attended the 50th wedding anniversary for Myron and Nancy Marshall. Congratulations to the Marshalls. Loretta tells me they have 56 baby pigs now. That’s from six mamas. Joanne Schade from the Twin Cities was up Saturday and Sunday to see her mom, Catherine Schumaker, and to see Betty. She stayed Saturday night with Betty and Carl Meister. I think son Richy is now done combining beans and corn. I imagine his corn was about dry. He lives in a trailer house back of his former home. He is still waiting for new-house bids. Sunday afternoon, Vicki and Don Trott picked up Cecil and Evelyn Melton and went to Jeff and Peggy Vistas. The reason? Well, Don Lane had a birthday recently and they enjoyed cake and ice cream with Don and the family. Diane Hulleman attended the rehearsal and dinner at Stillwater on Sunday for grandson Chris Perlt and Tiffany Wilson. They will be married Saturday, Oct. 13. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!

dens will grace our yards. Then there are the huge and tiny baby pumpkins and the squash, shapes of many kinds, to compliment our natural displays. We take fall decor seriously. The more adventurous among us add whimsy to their creations. These are the harvest figures that inhabit our porches and doorways and recline on our lawns. Like the scarecrow stuffed with straw and clothed in ragged castoffs, and wearing a painted grin, this kind of decoration is not only found here. This kind of fall endeavor is happening all over the country. The figure may wear a worn straw hat on his pumpkin head. It may be like the old-time hobo, or tramp, that came to beg at homes in years gone by. It may be decked out in a pair of long underwear and stuffed with rags. On the deck, sitting solemnly in an old rocking chair, the figure makes a statement. It says silently that its maker has a great sense of humor. One may enjoy the originality and laugh at them, but we may wonder from where does this practice come. Where did this idea of placing straw people as a yard display originate? According to some of the experts on this kind of thing, the decorated harvest figures have been around for a good long time. Our world is based

on agriculture. We have inherited our love of gardening and growing things. Times past, a fall harvest was necessary to life. All of the aspects of producing crops were celebrated by the people. The spring was for planting and a time for hope, and the fall was the result of the work and the elements of nature. Fall was the payoff. All of our art and literature sprang from our reliance on the harvest. The figure was a symbol that would be sacrificed so that the Earth could replenish itself when the old season passed away. Then the Earth could renew itself for the season after the winter passed. Isn’t it sort of mysterious? Is that disreputable stranger inhabited by ghosts of the past? Is it warning us that winter is on the way? Who knew that we can trace its pedigree back into antiquity, and it is a part of the inheritance shared by our human family. We should celebrate this tradition. And we do. Maybe our local tastes run to Halloween themes, and the spooks and goblins and our stuffed figures are only a part of it. There certainly are carved pumpkins and white ghosts and witches scattered in among our fall decorations. It is time to hang out little pumpkin strings of lights and get ready for the trick-or-treat children. Fall is certainly a colorful and pleasant time of year.

fall fundraiser. It will be Saturday, Oct. 13, at Indian Creek American Legion Hall from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be old-time music, food, silent auction, quilt raffle, live auction, paddle board game, door prizes and a special raffle for a Green Bay Packer autographed football. Admission is $5 for adults and children are free. All are welcome. Colin Harrison visited Lawrence and Nina Hines Wednesday and Thursday. Lida Nordquist went to Frederic Thursday and watched the middle school boys play football. Her

grandson, Caleb Schott, scored the winning touchdown for his team. Weekend guests of Nina and Lawrence Hines were Nancy and Steve Hagen, and Emily, and Josh and Noah Hennagir. Randy, Tara, Henry, Josephine, Hank and Karen Mangelsen and Lida Nordquist visited them all on Saturday. Karen and Hank Mangelsen were supper guests at the home of Jake, Holly, Hannah and Grace Mangelsen Saturday. Mandy, Patty, Dave and April Close, and Josphine, Henry, Tara and Randy Mangelsen were there also. Jake’s birthday was celebrated and also Randy and Tara’s anniverGold L-shaped couch with sary. 2 end tables, measures Dylan Longhenry and 118” x 114”, 2 matching Chris Harrison stayed side chairs, $500; highback with Ronda and Maynard armchair with stool, $50; Mangelsen over the weekgold and blue chandelier, end. On Saturday, they $25; small microwave, $10. called on Lawrence and Call Quenan At Nina Hines.

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Ol’ Jack Frost came through Saturday and Sunday morning and left a white coating of frost. Or maybe I should have said, “Mrs. Jack Frost came a sprinklin’ white frost.” Whatever, it was certainly chilly here in Dewey Country the last few days and also windy. Happy birthday to Julie Blatterman on her special day, Oct. 13. Many more to Julie. Happy anniversary to John and Peg Pockat as they celebrate 46 years together on Oct. 14. Have a wonderful day you two. Happy anniversary to Doug and Karen Vanderhoof on Oct. 14 when they celebrate 35 years together. Hope you have a wonderful day. Happy anniversary to Travis and Ashley Vanderhoof on Oct. 14 as they celebrate together with many more to come. Oct. 14, a very happy birthday to my special nephew, Gene Quam, and also to Melissa Crosby. Have a great day. Happy birthday to Castin Melton on his sixth birthday Oct. 15. Have a great day, Castin. Happy anniversary to Chuck and Kerri Russell as they celebrate together Oct. 16. Happy birthday to Brady Forrestal on Oct. 16. Also happy anniversary to Brady and his wife on Oct. 16. Have a wonderful day. Happy anniversary to Everett and Verna Lindstrom on their wedding anniversary, the 60th they have shared together, on Oct. 18. Happy birthday to Charlotte Thompson on Oct. 18.

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Sarona by Marian Furchtenicht

Our Indian summer was nice while it lasted, but it came to a sudden halt the end of last week when the brisk winds stripped the trees of lots of their beauty, and the temps dropped, making folks shiver and turn on the heat. Be very careful, the fire danger is high because it is so dry. There is only a slight chance of showers that we so badly need. Virginia Stodola has had a busy birthday week. Last Monday, Karen Endicott, River Falls, visited her. I visited Wednesday afternoon. Friday her nieces, Gloria Lenduzski, Minong, and Sandra Cragin, Superior, and Jack and Judy Stodola, Onalaska, came for the weekend and daughter Sue, husband John Thornborg and grandson Matthew Hartwig, Okmulgee, Okla., came to spend some time with her. Dave and Kathy Stodola, Hudson, came up Sunday afternoon to see Sue and John while they were here. Anton and Gloria Frey had also stopped by on Saturday, so Gin has been a busy gal. Many more happy birthdays are wished for her. Marlene Hansen enjoyed a sister weekend with sisters Janet Hamilton, Lynette Beuhler and Ellie Saffert. They spent it in the Bayfield area and had a fun time together. Sue Miller came up from Menomonie and visited her mother, Dort Lombard, at the Spooner Nursing Home. Willie and Vicki Lombard and Sue took Dort out to the Prime for lunch together on Sunday. Janace Gagner was admitted to the hospital in Rice Lake last Saturday and since Tuesday morning has been in Eau Claire with pneumonia and kidney failure and is very ill. Her daughters, Judy Schroder and Jean Prue from Appleton and Brenda Gagner, have been taking turns staying with her and the other family members have been going down to visit. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. A week ago Thursday, the Milt Semms siblings got together at Pat and Doug Sweet’s in Barronett celebrating sister Janace’s 65th. Besides Pat and Doug, Bradley Semm from Spooner, Carol and Lee Johnson of Rice Lake, Sandi Char-

trand of Rice Lake and Jan and Larry Sutherland and Rockey and Pat Semm of Sarona had a great day together. Rocky and Pat Semm’s grandsons Chris and Cole Stodola and Andrew Doanes, of Rice Lake, were up at Grandpa Rocky’s hunting. Congrats to Andrew, who shot a doe in the first bow hunt, his first! Jeff Hulton from Texas came up Friday until Sunday night visiting the kids, Lainy and Chane, so they all spent the weekend at Gregg and Sue Krantz’s. Thursday, Sept. 28, Matt and Kristi Krantz and children visited at his folks so Grandpa Gregg took them all on a hayride. Thursday evening, Sue had Gregg’s mom, Mary Krantz, out for supper and birthday cake for Gregg’s 60th. Saturday Sue took in the LaVerne Modrow auction in Shell Lake. It was a cold and windy day for it. Monday, Oct. 1, Sue Krantz went to Madeline Island and Copper Falls on work-related business. She reports it was absolutely beautiful with the peak of the leaves. Jan and Jeff Johnson had her family, the Frey family, in for Sunday night supper. Stevie Frey had just gotten back from a couple months at Camp Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. It was nice to have him back. The excitement in the village of Sarona was a billy goat running around, hanging around Mark West’s corn drier for a few days. No one seemed to know where he came from. Report it was very entertaining. Wednesday, Russ Furchtenicht took in the Dairy Expo in Madison going on the WITC bus. This past week the south end of Schoolhouse Road was having work done, widening and graveling it. Mavis Schlapper took in the Barron Electric meeting luncheon in Spooner on Tuesday. Saturday, Mavis and Jan Rath went to a dance and party in Chippewa Falls in memory of a dancing friend named George who had requested this when he

It was cloudy and cool Monday. The wind last week really took the leaves off everything. Some of the trees hadn’t even had a chance to show off their colors. We send sincere sympathy to the family of Clarice Morey who passed away on Thursday at Spooner Health System. Clarice was 95 years old and worked most of her adult life at the Shell Lake Bank while raising her lovely girls, Jene, Caren, Connie and Judee after her husband passed away at an early age. Our prayers are with them. Another member of Salem Lutheran Church who passed away a week ago was Mabel Schrankel. She will be sadly missed. Her funeral will be Monday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m., with visitation being Sunday, Oct. 14, at Skinner Funeral Home from 4-8 pm. We send our love and prayers to the family. Happy birthday to one of our dearest tenants here at Glenview, Ruth Abrahamson. She celebrated her 99th birthday Friday, Oct. 5. Her son Jack and his wife brought us a delicious spice cake and ice cream. We love you Ruth! Pastor Don West and his wife, Helena, from Salem Lutheran were visiting some of his parishioners here and got in on the festivities. They had just returned from a week’s vacation and a trip to see their grandson get married in Lake Geneva. Tam (Aderman) Smith came here on Thursday with a few of her piano students to give us a short concert. They did very well. We even got to hear our tenant Opal Gothblad’s great-grandson, Andy, play. They did very well and we hope to see them quite often. On Friday afternoon the Shell Lake cheerleaders came to give us several cheers while practicing for their game with Frederic on Friday night here at home. In talking with Lillian Ullom, I learned that her sister-in-law Josie Mortenson has

been in and out of the hospital and not doing well. We’re wishing you better health, Josie, and also to her husband, Marvin. Mavis Flach is getting around slower these days after foot surgery. Get-well wishes to you Mavis. I heard there was a wedding this last Saturday of Ed and Kelly (Strand) Swan at the old South Dewey Church. Ed is the son of Pat and Merlin Swan of Spooner. The reception was held at the Barronett Community Center and the food was made by the groom himself. We all should have or have had a husband who likes to cook. The couple was married by Judge Gene Harrington. Congratulations! Myron Bolterman drove to Trempealeau to visit his sister, Arveen, and her husband, Dan Wellnitz. Happy birthday to Mary Helen (Pederson) White who was born on Oct. 11. (I won’t tell how old you are, Mary.) She lives in Cross Plains. On Sunday, Kathy (Odden) Granzin of Park Falls came to take her parents, Milton and Jean Odden, to church at First Lutheran in Cumberland. They went out to eat with Kim and Deb at Lakeview for their 63rd wedding anniversary. Happy anniversary to you! On Friday night, Nick and Brent Pederson came to spend the weekend with Jeff Pederson. Adam Gronning joined them for supper. I received word on Saturday morning that Jerid and Rachel Pederson have a new son named Gabriel. He was born on Saturday weighing in at 8 pounds 6 ounces. Jerid and Rachel live in Watford City close to Williston. Congratulations and our love to you. He joins Elizabeth, Daniel and Joshia. “Out of the mouths of babes come things parents never should have said.” Keep warm!


died. Monday Mavis took in the soup and sandwich get-together at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Sarona. There were only 11 ladies at Katty breakfast last Tuesday. Elfreda West, Mavis Schlapper, Gloria Frey and I went. While daughter Mary Marschall and I were at Lono Café in Haugen one morning we were talking with Richard Semerad and he said his wife, Judy (Musolf) hasn’t been feeling the best. She’s been taking chemo. Said her sister, Suzie, from California had visited her. Keep Judy in your thoughts and prayers. Saturday I attended the funeral for Clara Kaiser at Faith Lutheran in Spooner. Clara was a nice person, always friendly and kind. I met my brother, Don Shoquist, and sister Nell Lee there. Afterward, we went to Karen Clydes in Mackey Valley, as sister Verna was up from St. Paul and Sharon and Merle Wilber came from Webster for a chicken dumpling supper together. Sunday, Mary Krantz visited me in the afternoon. I put her to work peeling apples. Grandson Casey had come and picked my apples.

Elaine Ryan and I had fresh cake and coffee at Cindy Furchtenicht’s Sunday morning. I was a coffee visitor at Bev Helmer’s one day. Jim Bird had been up for a few days. Bev’s son, Bob, and his son, Tyler Helmer, West Bend, had been up last weekend. A happy birthday is wished for Norman Ness, Steven Frey and Joyce Ellingson, Oct. 11; Paul Armour, Delores Livingston and Jim Bennewitz Oct. 12; Bobbi Bailey, Jack Dahlstrom, Brent Konop and Richard Kooper, Oct. 13; Teresa Vanderhyde, Dayle Ricci, Tom Stubfors and Leonard Spexet, Oct. 14; Gene Sigmund, Polly Parker, Gwen Organ, Zach Irvine, Joyce Nyara and Jake McQuade, Oct. 15; Joann Milton, Don Albertson, Kathy Krause and Allan Lawrence, Oct. 16; Geoff Hagen and Roger Elliott, Oct. 17. A happy anniversary to these couples: Joe and Liz Gargulak, Oct. 11; Allan and Charlotte Ross, Oct. 13; John and Peggy Pockat, Oct. 14; Mark and Debbie West and Daniel and Kayla Smith, Oct. 16; and Joe and Debbie Elbe, their 25th, on Oct. 17.

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SHELL LAKE — Heads up, teens. Teen Read Week is Oct. 15-19. Teens can come into the Shell Lake Public Library at any time during the week to have their fines waived — except for replacement fees, their cards replaced, daily treats/snacks and to enter their name for prizes. Teens may enter one time each day that week. Winners names will be drawn on Friday. The prizes are one Kindle Fire with carrying case and screen protectors and three movie baskets, which include a current

movie, popcorn, pop and other goodies. All ages are welcome to join in at the Shell Lake Public Library for a fun Halloween craft. On Monday, Oct. 22, from 68 p.m., make your own Halloween cards with Karen Scribner. All supplies will be provided, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Shell Lake Public Library at 715-468-2074. — from SLPL

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Gina M. Cariolano Jump

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Gina M. Jump, 54, Colorado Springs, Colo., daughter of Sandra E. Cariolano, Spooner, and the late James B. Cariolano, Spooner, was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident on Sept. 5 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Gina was born June 9, 1958, in Spooner and attended Spooner schools until her graduation in 1976. In 1977, Gina moved to Sacramento, Calif., where she met her former husband, Dan Jump, and raised two beautiful girls. The family moved to Colorado Springs in the early 2000s, where they had resided since. She was a free-spirited person that loved skydiving,

being with friends and family, and spending time with her daughters, Nicci and Mya, and her very special friend, Mark. Gina is survived by her daughters, Nicci and Mya Jump; former husband, Dan Jump; and very special friend, Mark Himmelrick, all of Colorado Springs, Colo.; mother Sandra Cariolano, sister Vicki Cariolano, and brother Jim (Jacki), all of Spooner; sister Maria (Larry) Evers, Riverview, Fla.; and brother Dino, Milltown. She was preceded in death by her father James B. Cariolano. A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m., at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, with burial of cremains in Spooner Cemetery.

Mabel K. (Catherine) Schrankel, 97, Shell Lake, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Benedictine Living Center in Spooner. She was born Sept. 23, 1915, at Glidden, to John and Kate (Eder) Soldner. In 1916, the Soldner family moved to a dairy farm in the Town of Johnstown near Turtle Lake. Mabel attended Happy Corners Grade School and graduated from Turtle Lake High School in 1933. She was married on May 13, 1936, to Reinhold (Reinie) W. Schrankel, and they moved to a dairy farm in the Town of Beaver Brook, near Shell Lake. Mabel assisted her husband with the operation of the dairy farm. They operated the farm until 1979, when they moved to a new home on Cranberry Drive. Reinie passed away on Nov. 4, 1985. Mabel and her husband were members of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Shell Lake where she was active in the ladies aid. In later years, they became members of Salem Lutheran Church. She was also a member of the Beaver Brook Homemakers Club for many years. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers Rudolph, Harold and Harvey Soldner; and grandsons Travis Schrankel and Stephan Schrankel. She is survived by daughter Bernice (John) Fischer,

Jefferson; sons Kenneth (Dawn) Schrankel, Holmdel, N.J., and Herbert (Linda) Schrankel, Shell Lake; grandchildren Timothy Fischer (Tami Walch), Janesville, Thomas Fischer (Joan Wilson), Spooner, Tamara (Patrick) Armijo, Green Bay, Peter Schrankel, Belmar, N.J., Todd (Marie) Schrankel, Shell Lake, and Chad (Katie) Schrankel, Barronett; great-grandchildren Skylar, Colton and Sydney Armijo, Kasey and Cole Schrankel and Conner, Tatum and Jessica Schrankel; sister Viola Marske, Comstock; sisters-in-law Dorothy Soldner, Barron, and Gloria Soldner, Turtle Lake; and several nieces and nephews Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 15, at Salem Lutheran Church, Shell Lake, with the Rev. Don West officiating. Burial will be in Shell Lake Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Tim Fischer, Tom Fischer, Pat Armijo, Peter Schrankel, Todd Schrankel and Chad Schrankel. Honorary casket bearers will be Elijah Simeth, Will Cauley, Sue Quigley, Becca Henning, Becky Chaney, Andy Peterson and Bob Anderson. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday at the Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, and at the church one hour prior to service on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Salem Lutheran Church, Shell Lake, WI, 54871 or the charity of your choice. The Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.

Marjorie L. Spaulding, 91, Spooner, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Benedictine Living Center in Spooner. She was born April 7, 1921, in Herrin, Ill., to Allen and Hannah (Miller) Hobbs. Marjorie was one of eight children. She was married in Illinois on Dec. 18, 1940, to Harvey Spaulding, who preceded her in death on March 7, 2004. They moved to Wisconsin and lived in the Shell Lake area all of their lives. Marjorie’s love for her Lord kept her very active in church, as she shared his loved to all she came in contact with. She was a member of the Green Grove Alliance Church for many years. She is survived by children Sherian Ellsworth,

Spooner, Janice (Tom) Melton, Shell Lake, and Glen O. (Beth) Spaulding, Foxboro; 20 grandchildren; 31 greatgrandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harvey Spaulding; brothers Luther, Orel and Vernon Hobbs; sisters Violet Mackey, Eula Hallgren, Thelma Burklow and Janie Jones; sonin-law Edward Ellsworth; great-great-grandsons Dylan Martin and Paul Ellsworth; and great-granddaughter Grace Wolf. Funeral services were held Oct. 10 at Lake Park Alliance Church, Shell Lake, with the Rev. John Sahlstrom and the Rev. Richard Fossum officiating. Burial was in the Shell Lake Cemetery. The Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.

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Clarice Maybelle Morey

Clarice Maybelle Morey, Shell Lake, died peacefully of Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 95 on Oct. 4, 2012, at Benedictine Living Center of Spooner. Clarice was born Feb. 15, 1917, in Cumberland, to Clarence H. and Tekla (Lundstrom) Jacobson. She grew up in Cumberland and graduated from Cumberland High School in 1935. Clarice attended Minneapolis School of Business. After graduation in 1937, she was employed at Northwestern National Bank in Minneapolis. Clarice married Howard E. Morey on June 24, 1939, in Cumberland. In 1945, they moved to Shell Lake. Howard preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 1954, at the age of 39, leaving Clarice to raise their four daughters. She worked at Shell Lake State Bank from 1956 until her retirement in 1982. Clarice shared her love of music and love of God for over 60 years at Salem Lutheran Church as organist, choir member, Sunday school superintendent, Women’s Circle and Bible study. She was the first woman on the Salem Church council. Clarice retained her traditional values; faith, integrity and generosity. At the same time she adapted to the changing world around her. She was a wonderful role model for her four daughters, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters, Caren Olsen, Connie Richter, Judee (Roger) Rydberg and Jene Morey, all of Shell Lake; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren: Mike (Dawn) Richter, Shell Lake, and their children, Garth and April Richter and Jimmy, Joey and Beth Kujala; Lynn (Gary) Berghuis, Spooner, and their children, Jeremy (Elisa) Berghuis and Jaclyn Berghuis; Julee (Scott) Prefer, Hudson, and their children, Zachary and Katee Prefer; Heidi (Charles) Hile, Rice Lake, and their children, Logan and Olivia Hile; and Jodee (Curtis) Schaben, Hudson, and their daughter Sydnee Schaben; her sister, Lorraine (Richard) Neurer, Cumberland; and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Clarice’s life will be held at Salem Lutheran Church in Shell Lake on Friday Oct. 12, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Don West officiating. Burial will be in Shell Lake Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m., Thursday at the Skinner Funeral Home in Shell Lake and one hour prior to service on Friday at the church. Pallbearers are her grandchildren, Mike Richter, Lynn Berghuis, Julee Prefer, Heidi Hile and Jodee Schaben. The Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.

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Monday, Oct. 15: Spaghetti with meat sauce, asparagus, cheddar herb biscuit, peach halves, milk, coffee. Tuesday, Oct. 16: Beef stroganoff over noodles, buttered beets, pistachio dessert, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Wednesday, Oct. 17: Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, angel food cake with berries, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Thursday, Oct. 18: Closed for staff training. Friday, Oct. 19: Pork roast, sage dressing, gravy, yellow beans, apple pie, bread, butter, milk, beverage. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Call 715-468-4750.

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Lake Park Alliance

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


Northwoods Baptist

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

Spooner Baptist

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


St. Joseph's Catholic

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

St. Catherine's Catholic

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

St. Francis de Sales

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


AREA CHURCHES Episcopal St. Alban's

Corner of Elm and Summit St., Spooner 715-635-8475 Holy Eucharist: Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Full Gospel Shell Lake Full Gospel

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.; Thursdays: Compassion Connection (Coed meetings) 7 p.m.;


Barronett Lutheran

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

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

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

Faith Lutheran

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


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

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

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

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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

Trinity Lutheran

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


United Methodist

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

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

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

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

Church of the Nazarene

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


Spooner Wesleyan

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


Cornerstone Christian

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

Trego Community Church

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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


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Back in time at the Beaver Brook School for the third-graders

The Shell Lake third-graders got the opportunity to see what a one-room schoolhouse looks like when they visited the Washburn County Historical Society Museum on Thursday, Oct. 4. While many thought it was cool, most of the students did not want to give up amenities that they are used to having. Marguerite Kevan dressed the part of a one-room schoolteacher. — Photos by Larry Samson

Kyla Leek rang in the school day at the Beaver Brook School much like a student or teacher would have 80 years ago. Ethan Jacobson, Cole Lynch and Rhianna Johnson wait their turn under the supervision of Marguerite Kevan, museum volunteer.

LEFT: Lila DeLadi is in style with this ostrich plume hat. While hats are no longer in style, she thought it was cool.

RIGHT: Some things never change. Students in the Beaver Brook School started the day out with the Pledge of Allegiance much like these present-day Shell Lake students do. These students have grown up with computer SmartBoards and they found the blackboard to be fun.

Yousef A. Al Faraj, Rice Lake, ATV operation on freeway, $172.50. Heather M. Allen, Hayward, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Bailey A. Basham, Spooner, underage drinking, $154.50, alcohol assessment. John P. Bina, Lakeville, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Mark A. Burgett, Frederic, seat belt violation, $10.00. Bryan L. Collins, Barronett, display of power, $150.00. Jonathan R. Curtis, Shell Lake, failure to notify police of accident, $389.50. Larissa R. Davila, Minocqua, speeding, $175.30.

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Christine G. Ehrlich, Edina, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Linda L. Eldred, Hayward, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Ericson Trucking Inc., Minong, raw forest product overweight violation, $478.14. Gerard Flanz, Thunder Bay, Ontario, speeding, $515.50; failure to obey traffic officer signal/order, $699.69, restitution. Gary A. Gibbish, Hayward, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Andrew D. Juza, Sarona, disorderly conduct, $175.30. Sherry K. Kirchschlager, Walworth, speeding, $175.30.

Michael E. Gonyer, Trego, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. LeRoy Laack, Wisconsin Dells, seat belt violation, $18.00. Mitchell Lightfoot, Grand Prairie, Texas, speeding, $175.30. Bill E. Lockhart, Hayward, failure to stop at stop sign, $175.30. Amber F. Malone, Gordon, underage drinking, $154.50, alcohol assessment. Charles T. Mason, Shafer, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Matthew J. Nies, Brookfield, speeding, $175.30. David M. Noel, Eagan, Minn., speeding, $175.30.

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Erin J. McNamara, Minong, underage drinking, $154.50, alcohol assessment. Renee C. Mikula, Shell Lake, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Shawn J. Norman, Haugen, operating while revoked, $200.50; operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Dane R. Olson, Amery, speeding, $200.50. Anthony A. Pederson, Spooner, nonregistration of auto, $175.30 Lloyd W. Pike, Henryetta, Okla., speeding, $175.30. William R. Ramel, Solon Springs, underage drinking, $154.50, alcohol assessment.

Luke T. Waterhouse, Chetek, Marc A. Porfidio, Chisago, operating a motor vehicle without inMinn., speeding, $175.30. Richard J. Rowland, Edina, surance, $200.50; speeding, Minn., speedometer violations, $200.50. Faith J. Billyboy, Hayward, in$175.50. Scheff Logging and Trucking tent. fail/provide food for animal, LLC, Marcell, Minn., failure to obtain $299.00. Lisa N. Cardoso, Bruce, bail IFTA, $263.50; nonregistration of jumping, $500, probation, sent. withother vehicle, $263.50. Jeana J. Sommers, Plymouth, held, twice. Jordan S. Dennis, Sarona, disMinn., operating motor vehicle withorderly conduct, $300.00. out proof of insurance, $10.00. Kelly M. Ferguson, Spooner, Cassandra M. Stewart, Red disorderly conduct, $243.00, probaWing, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Ashley A. Strenke, Minong, tion, sent. withheld. John R. Grassl, Sarona, possesspeeding, $200.50. Aaron L. Sybers, Spooner, oper- sion of synthetic cannabinoid, ating vehicle excess width without $299.00, other sentence. Timothy J. Hering, Spooner, permit, $208.50. OWI, $1,424.00, state prison, license revoked 24 months, extended supervision. Lois A. Keenan, Shell Lake, operating without carrying license, $150.10, twice. David E. LaPointe, Shell Lake, disorderly conduct, $263.50. Thomas O. Michaelson, Spooner, bail jumping, $243.00, local jail. Rachel L. Noles, Rice Lake, disorderly conduct, $299.00. Alejandro C. Rodriguez, Minong, disorderly conduct, $500.00. Jacob J. Scheffel, Springbrook, bail jumping, $500.00; possession of synthetic cannabinoid, $510.00, probation, sent. withheld; possess drug paraphernalia, $500.00, probation, sent. withheld. Andrew M. Stutz, Springbrook, theft, $268.00, probation, sent. withheld; bail jumping, $268.00, probation, sent. withheld; throw/discharge bodily fluid at public safety worker, $268.00, probation, sent. withheld.


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also hangs some of their best-selling purses from the knobs. It’s surprising that this 80-year-old woman, who is obviously lying about her age and is considerably younger, worked in the zoning department for the county for 15 years and was even the zoning inspector. But now she’s found her real calling. She makes perfect choices when it comes to buying merchandise that every age will like. And she’s already working on the hospital to let her increase the size of her shop by maybe finding a room somewhere in the building so they can expand. “If you think all the things we put out for our anniversary were great, you need to stop by Nov. 15 through 17, when we have our annual three-day Christmas open house. The number of items will easily quadruple, filling tables that will be set up and down the halls full of Christmas socks, gloves and centerpieces, birdhouses, feeders and even outside decorations alongside new and exciting purses and jewelry. We have a storeroom just bursting at the seams waiting for the big sale.” And just where does the money go that they earn, seeing they have to be self-sustaining? “It goes to redecorating the infusion room and the nursery. We’ve done work in the hospice room and the nursing

Rings to knock your socks off are always for sale along with a large collection of other jewelry and watches at the Partners Kiosk at the Spooner hospital.

home, and we’ve often supplied the food pantry with toothpaste and brushes. The kiosk also has gift certificates for sale, which makes gift-giving easy and the perfect item for those hard-to-buy-for people.”


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by Diane Dryden Register staff writer SPOONER – OK, it’s not a mall per se, but if Lois Fox had her way, it would be. Her shop is filled with everything you could want. If you’re a woman, there are trendy purses and wallets with lots of camouflage. There is enough jewelry, including knockout rings and magnificent necklaces, to keep even the most avidly accessorized person in high cotton. There are enough watches available for sale that even the tardiest person would never be late again. Kids love the color books and crayons, along with the regular books and kids card games, but it’s not all glitz and glamour. You can find cheater reading glasses and nail files, and candy and gum, and all-occasion cards. There’s a genKiosk manager Lois Fox is the driving force behind the unique erous supply of baby gifts items for sale in the Spooner hospital’s main lobby. that include blankets, sweaters and quilts. Then, “We have patients and their families there is the ultrapractical dishtowels embroidered with the days-of-the-week visit as well as many people off the street who have found us,” said Fox. household chores. They just had their eighth-anniversary The downside of this marvelous display of riches is that it’s only open from gift kiosk sale on Friday, Sept. 28, featur10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the summer, and ing 20 percent off everything, and the the winter hours are even less as they only problem they had was keeping shave off an hour making it 9:30 a.m. to things on the shelves. Sales started early and continued until they closed 1:30 p.m. If you haven’t already figured out the midafternoon. There were free cookies, location of the boutique, it’s in the main boxes and boxes of cookies, all made by lobby of the Spooner hospital, and it’s Fox, and there were door prizes and lots of fun. been there eight years. “I constantly remind the eight or so Started by Sue Stariha and now run by Fox, they have seen sales increase dra- women who run the kiosk that many matically each year with employees of people that pass by are hurting, both the hospital, the clinic and the nursing physically and emotionally. We don’t home being some of their best cus- know why they’re here, but many of them are sad and bearing burdens we tomers. know nothing about. I tell them to always smile at everyone and say hello if appropriate. We are the first people they see when they enter the hospital and the last when they leave.” Eight years ago, it was originator Stariha that found the original kiosk that looked like a box until it was opened to reveal the treasures inside. The group that ran it was originally called the Women’s Auxiliary, but now they’re called Partners, and the kiosk has grown to include permanent shelves on either side of the main kiosk built by Bud Bixby. Purses are the largest selling item carried at The second set of shelves also has drawthe kiosk, and the volunteers can hardly keep ers, and Fox artfully opens the drawers them in stock. – Photos by Diane Dryden to display their scarves and hats, and she

Sunday, Sept. 30 At 3:25 p.m. Shanna L. Johnson, 41, Andover, Minn., was westbound on Hwy. 77, at the intersection of CTH F in Minong when Ronald P. Brooks, 56, Oregon, proceeded northbound across CTH F when he didn’t see Johnson. Johnson swerved to miss Brooks and went into the ditch. No injuries were reported. Johnson’s vehicle had minimal damage reported.

Wednesday, Oct. 3 At 6:57 p.m. Stephen M. Paggio, 40, Superior, was southbound on Hwy. 53 at Whalen Lake Road in Trego when he hit a deer. No inThree people were injured at the intersection of Hwy. 53 and juries or vehicle damage reported.

CTH B in Sarona on Saturday, Sept. 29. - Photo from Washburn Thursday, Oct. 4 County Sheriff’s Dept.

Saturday, Sept. 29 At 5:20 p.m. Denise M. Thieman, 49, St. Paul, Minn., was eastbound on CTH B, and failed to yield to Brian N. Pauly, 45, Eau Claire, who was northbound on Hwy. 53 in Sarona. After colliding, Pauly went into the northeast corner of the intersection, rolling once before coming

to a stop on the vehicle’s wheels. Denise C. Pauly, 42, Eau Claire, and Nicholas A. Pauly, 13, Eau Claire, were in the Pauly vehicle and were all injured along with Brian. No one was transported for medical attention. Both vehicles were towed with moderate damage.

At 1:05 a.m. William G. Moore, 66, Peoria, Ill., was northbound on Hwy. 53, at 30th Avenue in Rice Lake when he hit a bear. Passengers were Kenneth E. Weeks, 65, Dunlap, Ill., Kyle E. Weeks, 13, Dunlap, Ill., and Jared B. Weeks, 11, Dunlap, Ill. No injuries were reported. The vehicle was towed with severe damage.

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(OCT. 3, 10, 17) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY CACH, LLC 4340 S. MONACO ST. 3RD FL DENVER, CO 80237 Plaintiff, vs. Travis J. Waggoner N12948 Frog Creek Rd. Minong, WI 54859 Defendant(s). Case No. 12CV117 AMENDED SUMMONS Money Judgment: 30301 Our File: 1403178 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, To each person named above as Defendant: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The complaint, which is also served upon you, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within 40 days after October 9, 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 P.O. Box 339/ 110 W. 4th Street, Shell Lake, WI 54871, and to Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson & Hornik, LLC, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is shown below. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer to the complaint or provide a written demand for said complaint within the 40-day period, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated: September 11, 2012. /s/ Ryan M. Peterson Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson & Hornik LLC Attorneys in the Practice of Debt Collection 250 N. Sunnyslope Rd., Ste. 300 Brookfield WI 53005 Toll Free: (877) 667-8010 Attorney for the Plaintiff 570579 WNAXLP

(Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. as servicer for The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York, as Trustee, for the Certificate Holders, CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-8 Plaintiff vs. MICHELLE L. TRUMAN, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 09 CV 224 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on June 18, 2010, in the amount of $131,923.74, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 24, 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 Twenty-Six (26), Oakwood Heights, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N5557 Oakwood Drive, Spooner, WI 54801. TAX KEY NO.: 65-034-2-39-1230-5-15-522513500. Dated this 10th day of September, 2012. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Russell J. Karnes Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1054982 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 2139333 570105 WNAXLP

PUBLIC NOTICE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SHELL LAKE TAKE NOTICE THAT, the School District of Shell Lake intends to enter into a guaranteed energy savings project with McKinstry Essention by approving a performance contract at the October 22 School Board Meeting to be held at 6 p.m. in the 3-12 IMC located at 271 Hwy. 63 South, Shell Lake, WI. This contract will provide the district with improvements to the 3-12 Building and Primary Building. Those improvements will include the repair of the building envelope, improving the efficiency of the exterior lighting, building automation system controls upgrades, replace domestic hot water heater, heating modification of the portable classrooms, and computer power savings and printer reduction soft571045 8r ware.


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(Sept. 26, Oct. 3,10) 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. MICHAEL A. HENDRICKS, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 11 CV 234 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 5, 2012, in the amount of $57,346.96, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 24, 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: The East 1/2 of Lots 9 and 10, Block “G,” Scribner’s Second Addition to the City of Spooner, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 514 Rusk St., Spooner, WI 54801 TAX KEY NO.: 65-281-2-39-1230-5-15-631-704500 Dated this 11th day of September, 2012. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Dustin A. McMahon Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1086857 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 2143083 570326 WNAXLP

(Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY OneWest Bank, FSB Plaintiff vs. RAYMOND J. LENIHAN, et al. Defendant(s) Case No.: 10 CV 283 CORRECTED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on September 12, 2011, in the amount of $147,388.73, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 24, 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: The Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 26, Township 41 North, Range 13 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N10270 Bramer Road, Trego, WI 54888. TAX KEY NO.: 65-016-2-41-1326-3-02-000-001000. Dated this 19th day of September, 2012. Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Dustin A. McMahon Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1086857 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 2162761 570184 WNAXLP

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RECYCLING DAY TOWN OF BASHAW Notice is hereby given that the Bashaw town board shall hold a recycling day on Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Northwest Regional Planning in Spooner, WI. Each household will be able to bring a maximum of 12 items that fall under the category of tires, fluorescent bulbs, oil filters, computers, TVs, VCRs, DVD or DVR players. Appliances that will be free of charge and not included in the limit of 12 per household are: refrigerators, humidifiers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers, water heaters, microwaves, residential furnaces, water softeners, trash compactors and garbage disposals. Each household will be asked to provide proof of residency. Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk 571034 8-9r Town of Bashaw Check us out on the Web @




Students learn about forestry during Log-A-Load event

Shell Lake student Kora Folstad shows how old she is in tree years, about the size of a 2-inch sapling. The tree they were looking at is about 100 years old. Students learned that by counting the rings one can age a tree.

Shell Lake students have used the school forest as a classroom and valuable teaching tool over the years. Log-A-Load students from Amery Elementary School got that opportunity as they learned from a logger how to log a fragile ecosystem so as to minimize the damage.

The students attending the Log-A-Load event in Shell Lake had the opportunity to see how logging was done years ago. These students from Superior Elementary School got up close and personal with these workhorses. Paul Bunyan’s blue ox, Babe, might have been the bull of the woods at one time, but he is no match for one of these new processors. Max Ericson explains to the Shell Lake fourth-grade students how the $550,0000 John Deere processor works. The trees are cut to length in the woods and are picked up by the forwarder. One machine can do the work of 10 men.

Max Ericson shows how the head on a processor cuts and removes the limbs from a tree. He owns the logging company and is the president of the Northwood School District School Board. His advice to the students, “If you work hard, your dreams will come true.”

Students of the month

Photos by Larry Samson

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Breakfast Monday, Oct. 15: Juice, cereal, toast. Tuesday, Oct. 16: Fruit, sausage patty, waffle. Wednesday, Oct. 17: Juice, breakfast pizza. Thursday, Oct. 18: Fruit, pancakes. Friday, Oct. 19: Juice, yogurt, toast. Lunch Monday, Oct. 15: Whole-grain rotini with meat sauce, coleslaw, peas, bread stick, fresh fruit. Tuesday, Oct. 16: Chicken patty on bun, sweet potato, fresh veggies, fresh fruit. Wednesday, Oct. 17: Hot ham and cheese, soup, fresh veggies, fresh fruit. Thursday, Oct. 18: Mozzarella dippers, fresh veggies, fresh fruit. Friday, Oct. 19: Burrito bowl, rice, black beans, fresh fruit. Breakfast served each day for K-12 students.

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LEFT: September students of the month at Shell Lake High School are Kim Atkinson, senior; Colleen Knoop, junior; Kelsey Egbert, sophomore; and Natalie Smith, freshman. RIGHT: Shell Lake Junior High Students of the Month for September are Jordan Hill, eighth grade; and Colton Kodesh, seventh grade. — Photos submitted

SHELL LAKE — Shell Lake Students of the Month for September were recently named at Shell Lake Schools. Kim Atkinson, senior, is the daughter of Kristen Carls. Her favorite subject is English. She is involved in Upward Bound and is a student aide. “Instead of telling you how I feel about being student of the month, I would like to share a little saying that has been relevant to me, ‘If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.’” Colleen Knoop, junior, is the daughter of Donna and Steve Knoop. She is interested in British literature, World War II history and fitness training. She is involved in student council, yearbook, volleyball and track. She enjoys hunting and fishing. When asked how she feels about being named student of the month she commented, “I feel happy and thankful.” Kelsey Egbert, sophomore, is the daughter of Jerry and Lisa Egbert. Her favorite subjects are history, English and science. She is involved in student council,

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Destination ImagiNation and science Olympics. She also enjoys writing and journalism. “I feel honored that the hard work I do around the school has been recognized.” Natalie Smith, freshman, is the daughter of Scott and Tamara Smith. Her favorite subjects are art, science and band. She plays the trumpet in the band and participates in volleyball and basketball. She enjoys all media of art. “I’m very thankful to have been able to be chosen as student of the month.” Jordan Hill, eighth grade, is the son of Corrine Hill. His favorite classes are math and agriculture. He enjoys all sports. How does he feel about being chosen student of the month? “It makes me feel recognized.” Colton Kodesh, seventh grade, is the son of Linda and Tim Kodesh. He enjoys geography and social studies as well as games, camping and going to new places. He also enjoys fishing. About being chosen student of the month he commented, “Good, surprised, nice.” — with information from Shell Lake Schools

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Blessing of the Pets held at St. Francis

Audi Blonk brought her donkey, Elle Mae, to be blessed. — Photos by Larry Samson

Father Ed Anderson blessed the pets and animals of students of St. Francis de Sales School before classes on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Every year the blessing is done on the birthday of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology.

Olivia Paffel poses proudly with her dog.

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