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Sept. 11, 2013

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 Vol. 125, No. 4 • Shell Lake, Wis.

We e ke nd w atch • Finland quartet to perform @ Haugen • Walk to End Alzheimer’s @ Spooner • Night sky program at Sarona See Events page 6


Healthy harvest

Nashville singer to perform Page 12

It started with an elderly woman Page 11

They’re all the rage Page 2

SPORTS Pages 13-15 Dan Harrington poses with the product of a two-hour harvest, 14 pounds of green wild rice. See story on page 12. - Photo by Danielle Moe

Changes for Happy Tonics butterfly garden


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SPOONER — Washburn County Area Humane Society will be the collection site through the month September for any old scrap metal you may be wanting to dispose of.  This is the perfect time to clean out your garages and basements where you may have collected or been storing unusable items.  These items may consist of washers, dryers, refrigerators, steel, aluminum, copper and other scrap metal.  Best Choice Recycling in Hayward will be providing a dumpster that will be located in the WCAHS parking lot, 1400 Cottonwood Ave., Spooner. If you have questions about the type of materials that can be donated, you can visit Best Choice Recycling’s website, or call 715-634-7888 for a complete list of acceptable items.  You can also call visit the WCAHS website, or call 715-6354720.  All proceeds will go toward the care of the shelter animals.  This is a great opportunity to get rid of your junk at no charge while giving to so many deserving animals in need. — from WCAHS 

by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SHELL LAKE — The Happy Tonics butterfly garden will be downsized in light of the Hwy. 63 construction project to take place in Shell Lake. “Even though it is going to get clipped by the road system it is OK because we already know about it,” stated Mary Ellen Ryall, founder of the garden.  According to Brad Pederson, city administrator, part of the north end of the garden will

be lost due to the a proposal that involves the driveway to Farley’s Auto Body changing to the south end of the building. In addition, the hillside will be softened. “There will be two spots there that are going to get impacted, but I do not think it is major,” explained Pederson.  Ryall, and a host of other volunteers, started the garden to promote habitat for pollinators like butterflies and “to teach people that withSee Butterfly garden, page 3

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The Happy Tonics butterfly garden in Shell Lake faces downsizing due to the Hwy. 63 construction project. – Photo by Danielle Moe


They’re all the rage by Diane Dryden Register staff writer SHELL LAKE — They’re called occasional stores and there is one right in Shell Lake. It’s called La Vintage Cottage and believe it or not, it’s only open three days a month, similar to Lillian’s in Rice Lake. This isn’t a dress shop; it’s an innovative, French-themed store and its owner, Amy Schaffer, an artistic woman with a flair for design, runs it. The pooling window curtains are made of open-weave burlap and white and green are the dominant colors of the Parisian items she carries. “Everything in the shop is either handmade, repurposed or found by me,” stated Schaffer. She is the one who sets up her items in vignettes with small, fresh green plants tucked in everywhere. Her mother-in-law, Evelyn, creates the plethora of fat, beautiful pillows, and Amy brings the garden inside with wheelbarrows full of flowers backed by more of the special burlap. Being an occasional store, the stock never remains static. If you see it and don’t buy it, you might not see it again. Most things are one of a kind and they are clever things like lamps, furniture, dishes, jewelry and pretties. You might say it’s the randomness of her stock that continues to make this a unique place to shop. Schaffer spent her life in retail and design and she’s always been a crafter. It also helps that her sister, Teri, has an occasional shop in Anoka called the French Flea. Displays change with the seasons and feature bird’s nests for spring, the American look for summer and autumn will bring in the colors of the season. How could you not fall in love with a shop replete with French dress forms draped in filmy white shawls and jewelry and a constant loop of French music playing in the background? There’s a clean, airy look that indeed gives one the feel of

An old door and an abundance of flowers outside the shop make an inviting entrance to this shop that’s only open three days each month. Check it out Thursday – Saturday, Sept. 19 – 21. – Photos by Diane Dryden

Clever and classy goes for both the La Vintage Cottage shop and for its owner, Amy Schaffer.

age road next to Hwy. 63 across from the Full Gospel Church. If you need more information, call Schaffer at 715-645-0445. Look for the building whose front beck-

ons all with colorful and unusual pots of flowers and an old white door with the date of the next sale written on the glass.

being in a summer cottage somewhere in the south of France. You’re invited to visit during the next sale, which is slated for Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 19-21, and when the three days are over, the shop, like the movie “Brigadoon,” a 1954 flick about a Scottish village disappearing after only existing for a day, will close, only to reopen a month later; unlike the town of Brigadoon, which only made an appearance every hundred years. Being an experienced shop owner, Schaffer knows even the little touches matter, so the price tags are tea dyed. What’s even nicer is that she takes checks and credit cards. You owe it to yourself to stop in and take a peak while you can. La Vintage Cottage is located on the front-

Where else do you find flowers in a wheelbarrow inside a store? They blend so well with the products Amy Schaffer carries.

Everything in the shop is for sale, from the handcrafted pillows to the bedding and even the bed frame.

The products at La Vintage Cottage are mostly white or cream and ooze a French theme.

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Logging company billed $600,000 for negligence in Germann Road fire MADISON — After a nearly fourmonth Department of Natural Resources investigation into the cause of the Germann Road fire, a commercial logging company will be billed for more than $600,000 after the investigation determined the company’s negligence caused the forest fire to start and spread. The fire was the state’s largest in 33 years and burned 7,442 acres in Douglas County. The fire began about 2:45 p.m. May 14 and burned an area nearly 10 miles long and a mile and a half wide before it was contained about 9 p.m. on May 15. Forty-seven structures were destroyed, including 17 homes or cabins, in the Towns of Gordon and Highland. A logging crew was harvesting timber on industrial timberlands when the fire began. At the time, the crew acknowledged the fire had started at the work site and that they had unsuccessfully attempted to contain it. However, the investigation found that the crew and company, Ray Duerr Logging, withheld information from department law enforcement officials. The investigation determined the crew had attempted to contain the fire using a fire extinguisher and a pressurized water system installed on the harvesting equipment and called 911, but the company was negligent for failing to maintain equipment at the logging site that could have prevented or contained the fire, which was started by the cutting head of a Timberjack 840. Logging company owner Ray Duerr bought the used machine in 2013. The logging crew was interviewed numerous times by conservation wardens

and forestry law enforcement specialists. The focus of the interviews was the operator and his actions that led up to the fire and his attempts to suppress the fire. During interviews with the DNR officials, company officials and the crew failed to mention there was a pressurized water system onboard the Timberjack 840. The manufacturer of the Timberjack 840 intends the water system to be used for extinguishing fires caused by the equipment. The presence of this system and the attempt to use it was basically concealed from investigators until June 27 when it was tested with the department, insurance investigators, attorneys, and engineers present. At that time it was discovered that the water tank was full and the hose and nozzle stretched approximately 9.5 feet in front of the cutting head. However when tested, the air pressure system was at 2 pounds per square inch. The owner’s manual indicated a pressure of 55 psi to operate properly. The machine was also mobile. The investigation determined that the crew had attempted to use the water system to extinguish the fire and water “dribbled out” since it had not been pressurized. The logging company officials also said they didn’t know if the pressurized water system worked as they had never tested it. On July 24, the equipment was tested again with insurance investigators, engineers, attorneys and company officials present. The pressurized water system was charged to just over 50 psi. The system sprayed water for 5 minutes and 40 seconds. The maximum distance was

Following months of investigation, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is billing a commercial logging company $600,000, citing negligence on the part of the company for its role in the Germann Road Fire last May. - Photo courtesy DNR 15-plus feet from the end of the nozzle, the system sprayed water at 10 feet for almost 2-1/2 minutes before it started to weaken. The fire extinguisher on the Timberjack 840 was manufactured in 2001. It appears to have had its six-year service done in 2007. The last recorded inspection was May 2010. It was supposed to be inspected annually. According to a fire extinguisher expert, it appears the

fire extinguisher worked mechanically; however, it was not clear if it was used properly. The investigation finally determined that while the cause of the forest fire was accidental and efforts were made to suppress the fire by the logging crew, steps should have been taken in the preparedness and maintenance of the equipment. — from WDRN  

Twin infants airlifted following one-vehicle accident; alcohol involved, says state patrol BURNETT COUNTY - Month-old twins were airlifted to a Minnesota hospital following a one-vehicle crash Friday evening, Sept. 6, near Siren According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, alcohol was a factor in the accident which sent a 38-year-old Naples, Fla., woman and her three children to the hospital. Jennifer M. Smith was driving west on Hwy. 70 near Triangle Lane in the Town of Dewey just before 6 p.m when she lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway and slammed into a large tree. Malainey M. Smith, 3, and 1-month-old twins Mason and Milo Smith, were all in child safety seats, according to the state patrol report. They all, along with their mother, were taken to Spooner hospital, from where the twins were airlifted.

The twins were both released Sunday morning, Sept. 8, from Gillette Children’s Hospital in St. Paul and are recovering at home. The crash remains under investigation. The driver was charged with causing injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle. Assisting agencies included Burnett County Sheriff’s Department, St. Croix Tribal Fire Department and Burnett County Highway Department. - Gary King with information from Wisconsin State Patrol and RIGHT: The vehicle driven by Jennifer M. Smith of Naples, Fla., shows extensive damage after slamming into a large tree early last Friday evening, Sept. 6, near Siren. - Photo from Wisconsin State Patrol

Public meeting scheduled for Hwy. 63 project in Washburn County Meeting to focus on project needs and alternatives BARRONETT — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northwest Region in Superior will have a public information meeting to discuss the Hwy. 63 project between South County Line and Woodyard Road. The meeting is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept.

19, at the Barronett Town Hall, located at N1608 South Heart Lake Road, Barronett. The project begins at the South Washburn County Line and goes 3.8 miles north, ending just south of Woodyard Road. Several changes have recently been made to the proposed scope of work. The proposed project now consists of milling the existing asphalt pavement and resurfacing, widening the paved shoulders and adding a right-turn lane for southbound

traffic at the Hwy. 63 and Brickyard Road intersection. The project is currently scheduled for 2015 construction. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, provide input, and ask questions concerning this project. This meeting will only address this specific project and will not cover the Hwy. 63 project between Woodyard Road and CTH B East, also scheduled for 2015 construction. The meeting will have an open-house

Stakeholder group may influence panfishing regulations by Danielle Moe Register staff writer MADISON — On Saturday, Sept. 14, a panfishing advisory group consisting of anglers, fishing instructors, conservation group representatives, bait shop owners and the Conservation Congress will take place. “The stakeholder group is one more opportunity for us to gather public input to help create a management plan for inland waters,” says Joanna Griffin, the Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist leading the planning effort.  Recent analysis of fish populations show the size of panfish going down statewide, compelling the DNR to reduce

the daily 25-fish limit for panfish on select lakes. “We are asking these stakeholders to work with us to use the angler surveys in combination with regulation evaluations and analyses to develop goals and objectives,” said Griffin. According to Griffin, the DNR held public meetings in the spring and conducted an online survey to ask anglers about their panfishing experiences.  Results from the panfishing survey indicate that anglers are evenly divided on whether to keep the current statewide bag limit of 25 fish per day, or  to differ on the size and number of fish they want to catch.  The stakeholder meeting will take place

on the UW-Stevens Point campus in the Dreyfus University Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. While the meeting is open to the public, there will be no formal opportunity for public input. According to the DNR panfish is the most commonly caught fish in Wisconsin. The results of a 2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey indicate that 75 percent of anglers identified themselves as panfish anglers, and in a separate statewide mail survey done in the 2006-2007 license year anglers reported keeping 25.7 million panfish of 88 million total fish caught.

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format, with project exhibits on display for review. WisDOT representatives will be available to address any questions or concerns. If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like more information, contact Phil Keppers at 715-395-3027 or Greg Pesola at 715-392-7998. — from WisDOT

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out pollinators you would not even have food,” stated Ryall. The garden in Shell Lake is one of several butterfly gardens that have sprung up in recent years over increased awareness of the decreased presence of pollinators and the renewed understanding of how important their part of the food chain is.  “It is an integral part of life and the habitat is part of that,” stated Ryall. In 2007, the city gave permission to the Happy Tonics organization to start the garden on the city-owned land where it now exists.  According to Ryall, Happy Tonics is the nonprofit that implemented and maintains the garden.  “We have never put a burden on any public fund; we have operated strictly with our own donor base,” explained Ryall.



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Judgment comes Our country is out of control, the socalled political leaders have agendas not in the best interest of America. There is a deliberate attempt to destroy our Constitution. The progressive political machine is destroying our government system of checks and balances. The president is going around our legislative bodies and making them irrelevant and blaming them for not doing his bidding. Government agencies are allowed to make new laws, bypassing Congress. Our involvement in the Mideast has been a total disaster for our country. Our military is expected to fight on the side of the same terrorists that are killing them. The Muslim religion is also a system of government and judicial system; it is their way of life. Helping Islam remove a dictator only changes the leader to a Muslim cleric. Our military has been nearly dismantled to what it once was, many American soldiers have been killed and

disabled. We have spent billions of tax dollars and nothing has changed in the Mideast. Now the president wants to involve us in another war because of the use of poison gas. Where is the president’s concern for Iran building nuclear weapons? Yet the president does not want Israel to defend its people, knowing many thousands will die along with many American troops. Why would he do something with Syria and not Iran? Many thousands of Christians are being murdered in the Mideast and the president says nothing; also not speaking out is our silent news media. But most of all, the Christian church sits on their hands, saying nothing. When the church has grown so cold as to stand by doing nothing, may God help us. Allen Heil Shell Lake

The question of feral cat trap and release SPOONER — The Washburn County Animal Humane Society would like to address some of the content of recent articles and letters from Farm, Feral and Stray and the Shelter Community Action Team. WCAHS is not associated with either organization or their director, Tanya Borg.  There are a number of things that need to be clarified concerning WCAHS’s views on feral trap-and-release programs. No one will disagree that a very good, low-cost spay/neuter program is the most important part of lowering not only the number of unwanted kittens but puppies, too. Until pet owners are responsible for having their pets altered, there will always be a problem, but owned pets are only part of the problem. The large number of feral cats also contributes to the overpopulation. Farm, Feral and Stray wants to trap feral cats, alter, vaccinate and then release them back into the wild.  Whether it is from someone’s farm or a colony set up by the group, the fact remains that these cats cannot be properly cared for on a regular basis like companion animals that live in homes.  They cannot be treated monthly for fleas and ticks, treated properly for upper respiratory infections or protected from the many predators that live in northern Wisconsin. If you have ever encountered a cat that is infested with fleas or covered in ticks you then know how this animal is suffering. If you have ever tried to care for a cat with a URI that is so bad that its eyes are matted shut and mucous is pouring out of its nose, then you know how this animal is suffering. How about the medium and longhaired cats whose fur is matted so severely that it is tearing away from the animal’s skin, leaving large bare patches and mats the size of a child’s fist.  How painful that must be. At WCAHS, they have dealt with all these types of issues and more – cats with no ears or tails because they have been frostbitten during winter months when temperatures get down to minus 20.  Is turning an animal out into this humane? To treat URI, medication must be given twice a day or sometimes an injection can be given. To put medication in the drinking water or food of a colony of feral cats, you cannot be sure that any cat, especially the sick cats, will receive the correct dose. Who will handle the cat whose coat is badly matted on a regular basis to groom it? Who will protect these cats from foxes, fishers, birds of prey and so forth?  Staff at WCAHS would prefer to see these cats humanely euthanized rather than suffer these kinds of deaths.  There are many people who do not want cats roaming into their yards and gardens.  WCAHS gets many cats from people who do not want cats using their gardens for litter boxes or killing the birds at their feeders.  Cats do what comes naturally and you cannot remove instinct out of any animal. WCAHS is currently working on providing a better spay/neuter program where a larger portion of the cost is covered for low-income families, thus making it more affordable for them.  In some cases, they will approve more than one animal per family depending on the funds in the SNAP program. The SNAP program is run from donations and continu-

ally looks for grants that can be applied to this program. Only so much can be done with limited funds.  A concern of WCAHS is if a family cannot afford to have one pet altered, can they afford to care for numerous pets. Tanya Borg implies in her article, An Ounce of Prevention, that WCAHS denies “marginal citizens” from having a pet because they have to limit how many animals they can approve for one family. “These are the exact people we are trying to help,” stated WCAHS staff. Most pet owners know the yearly cost of owning an animal, not to mention if there is an unexpected emergency.  In these situations, WCAHS staff likes to speak with the family about this concern. Education goes hand in hand with all aspects of animal care.  “If you just fix the problem but don’t educate the source, the problem isn’t going to ever go away.” When you consider the large number of cats sitting in shelters everywhere waiting to be adopted — friendly, social cats that can’t find homes — what other choice is there when dealing with feral cats?  The reality is there are just not enough homes for all these animals.  “In our area, alone, we get numerous calls from people whose shelter in their county can’t help or take any more cats because they are full.  What if we are full and the next shelter is full?  Are these cats supposed to be turned out onto the street, left at a farm or in someone’s driveway?  This is exactly what happens all the time, and the cat is, once again, someone else’s responsibility,” stated a member of WCAHS.  “At one of the Farm, Feral and Stray meetings and a couple of WCAHS board meetings, Borg spoke about how many free-roaming cats are in Washburn and other counties.  She talked about the turnover rate of adoptions in shelters and gives numbers and percentages about other cat-related issues but can’t answer where these numbers are coming from.  WCAHS is not here to fight Borg or the programs she is involved in. The fact that WCAHS does not agree with her programs doesn’t make it wrong for her to find ways to find funding for something she believes is important.  Borg said, ‘If the humane societies won’t do something about our kill rate, we will do it for them.’  It is implied that WCAHS is not doing enough with our spay/neuter program or finding ways to reduce the euthanasia.  This is something we continually strive to make better.  With better spay/neuter programs there would be less euthanizing.” The harsh, sad reality is there are more cats and dogs than there are homes for. WCAHS feels they do everything possible to find responsible, loving homes for these animals. They work with other shelters, rescues and utilize foster families whenever possible. “No one wants to see an animal euthanized, but until people face the truth about the animal overpopulation problem and take responsibility to do something about it, we will not see change. We would never accept feral dog colonies, nor would it be allowed. How are cats different?” If you would like to more information on any of the programs at WCAHS or would like to make a donation, please visit website, call 715-6354720, or visit 1400 Cottonwood Ave. in Spooner. — from WCAHS

Closing 4,000 acres of public land is excessive, unjustified and unfair The recent announcement by Sen. Tiffany and Sen. Grothman of an exclusive sweetheart deal to allow Gogebic Taconite to restrict public access and recreational use of 4,000 acres of managed forestland in northern Wisconsin is an assault on Wisconsin’s outdoor traditions and values. The managed forest law is a generous tax-relief program that was created in 1985 to encourage timber production and provide more recreation space for outdoor enthusiasts. Under the program, owners receive a tax break if they agree to maintain a DNR-approved forest management plan and keep the property open to the public. Under the bill, this mining company is allowed to avoid a number of restrictions in place for other property owners and close public access for up to 4,000 acres of managed forestland indefinitely. There are approximately 30,000 Wisconsin landowners who participate in the program and play by the rules. Playing by the rules would mean that the company would have to pay approximately $500,000. Sadly, this company is seeking privileged status and can violate their contract because somehow they are more important than any Wisconsin citizen. Maybe the owner can get away with this kind of dominance in West Virginia, but Wisconsin should reject this bad idea. Tiffany called the closure of 4,000 acres “modest,” demonstrating his complete lack of connection with reality. Forty acres might be modest, but 4,000 acres by any rationale and reasonable standard is excessive and unjustified. My colleagues argue that closing 4,000 acres of land is necessary to protect the workers who are working on bulk sampling and other drilling sites


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that may cover up to 50 acres. The closure is excessive and unnecessary because there is a more responsible alternative. Weeks ago, Sens. Cullen, Schultz and I offered a bipartisan commonsense plan that would create a defensible public safety zone around bulk sampling and drilling locations to protect workers and the public. It would require football field separation from the five bulk sampling sites and a 50-foot safety zone away from a drill site. If explosives would be used a separate safety zone could be determined by the permitting agencies. Since offering this plan, our offices have maintained bipartisan conversations with agency personnel and other colleagues to find common ground. Tiffany has stated that the mining company has worked all summer to “find a solution.” He did find a solution good for the mining company, but one that shortchanges taxpayers and weakens the integrity of the program. Furthermore, by waiting until late Friday afternoon of Labor Day weekend to release the bill and schedule a hearing a few days later, he is limiting the public’s ability to influence the bill. To add insult to injury, Tiffany scheduled a committee vote less than 24 hours after the hearing. The fact that the Senate doesn’t meet until two weeks later leaves a defensible observation that the hearing is a hoax. It is time for this Legislature to quit letting this West Virginia coal company run roughshod over Wisconsin public policy. This company is no better nor is it more important than the other 30,000 property owners who respect and follow the law. The next two weeks will really determine whether the Legislature will respect the wishes and will of Wisconsin citizens or cave to a corporate interest that seems to think that it is better than any other citizen in Wisconsin.

Spooner blood drive collects 126 units SPOONER — The American Red Cross collected 126 units of blood at the recent Spooner Area Blood Drive. The following individuals were presented with gallon pins: Kathy Brihn, 7 gallons; Gary Campbell, 11 gallons; Karen Mangelsen, 11 gallons; Duane Pauling, 13 gallons; Ann Schroeder, 4 gallons and Bill Schroeder, 9 gallons. Trinity Lutheran Church provided the building site for the drive, and the Spooner Chamber of Commerce donated

the food for the concession table. Volunteer and staff meals were furnished by Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church and the Partners of Spooner Health System. The following volunteers provided needed services in greeting and canteen assistance: Sandy Anderson, Noreen Barnes, Sandy Johnson, Mary Ann Kies, Barb Luedeke, JoAnn Schmidt and Joanne Wanek. The blood drive coordinator was Dawn Olson. — from Spooner Area Blood Drive Committee

Marshfield Clinic Rice Lake Center expands popular walk-in care RICE LAKE — Patients in Northwest Wisconsin can now receive walk-in care on weekends at Marshfield Clinic Rice Lake Center.  Walk-in care also is offered weekdays, but Rice Lake Center Administrator Jolene Anderson said the popularity of extended hours prompted the clinic to expand hours to include Saturdays and Sundays. Appointments are not needed for walk-in care. The new hours for Rice Lake walk-in care, which take effect this week, are

Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We’re excited to offer weekend hours as a convenience to families in the area,” Anderson said. “We’re certain our patients will appreciate the opportunity to get health issues that arise on weekends addressed in a timely manner.” For questions about the expanded hours, call the Rice Lake Center, 715-2368100. — from Marshfield Clinic


Community Care of Central Wisconsin expands to Northwest Wisconsin counties

STEVENS POINT – Community Care of Central Wisconsin has been notified by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services that its response to a recent Request for Proposal to contract as a Managed Care Organization delivering managed long-term care in 11 Northwest Wisconsin counties was ranked the highest among organizations responding to the RFP. As a result, Community Care of Central Wisconsin will be offered a contract to deliver the state of Wisconsin Family Care program, effective Jan. 1, 2014, to residents of Ashland, Barron, Bayfield,

BARRON — Newly appointed Barron County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bitney was sworn in by Judge James Babler before family, friends and co-workers at the justice center in Barron in Friday, Aug. 30. Bitney, who was appointed by Gov. Scott Walker in July to replace retiring Judge Timothy Doyle, was Washburn County district attorney for 20 years. He joins Babler and Judge James Babbitt. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype •••

Pederson new volunteer coordinator for inspection program Looking for other volunteers SHELL LAKE — Jane Pederson has volunteered to coordinate the volunteer inspection program in Shell Lake. Volunteers are needed for the weekends of Sept. 12-15, 19-22, 26-29 and Oct. 3-6. The greatest need for volunteers is Thursdays and Fridays. Shifts that need to be filled on those days are 6-10 a.m., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2-5 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. The shifts on Saturdays and Sundays are 2-5 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. If you know of anyone who could volunteer, please contact Pederson at 715520-2091 or bobandjanepederson@gmail. com. — with submitted information

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners Sept. 3 - $30 Naomi Beardsley, Shell Lake Sept. 4 - $30 Helen Thannum, Shell Lake Sept. 5 - $30 Russel Furchtenicht, Sarona Sept. 6 - $30 Sam Kochel, Rice Lake

Bashaw Valley Farm and Greenhouse Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

Temps & levels

Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2012 Sept. 2 Sept. 3 Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 8

High Low Precip. 85 52 86 90 91 59 91 60 78 47 80 54 .33” rain 67 43

2013 Sept. 2 Sept. 3 Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 8

High Low Precip. 75 52 67 41 77 52 79 44 78 55 89 67 90 56

Lake level Monday, Sept. 10, 2012: 1,217.13’ MSL Monday, Sept. 9, 2013: 1,216.88’ MSL

Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn counties. NorthernBridges is the current Managed Care Organization operating the Family Care Program in this service region. Community Care of Central Wisconsin is a regional, state-certified managed long-term care organization headquartered in Stevens Point and currently contracts with the state to deliver the Family Care program to over 3,400 north central Wisconsin residents in the counties of Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage and Wood.

According to Jim Canales, CCCW’s chief executive officer, “It is an honor to have our response to this RFP ranked as the highest among very highly qualified competing organizations. Our organization views this contract as a privilege to serve residents of northwestern Wisconsin, as an opportunity to expand our Commonunity℠ managed long-term care model that supports elders and adults with disabilities to a broader section of Wisconsin and to strengthen our position as a managed long-term care organization in the state.”

Area news at a glance

RICE LAKE — A new city beach at a new location will be recommended to the Rice Lake City Council following action by the city parks, recreation and cemeteries board. The beach would be at Narrows Park, possibly constructed in 2015. Included in the plan is a two-tiered building, with the top tier providing access to the parking lot, and the bottom tier at the water level. Hopes are the state will provide grants for the project. The grant application will be in 2014. “We talked about opening the current beach site. I just don’t believe that would be a good long-range alternative for the city to use,” said committee Chairman Mike Diercks. Community Services Department Director Jim Anderson said the Narrow Park site would solve the downtown beach problems of no parking and no bathrooms. He also said it’s in a no-wake zone. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype ••• BURNETT COUNTY — As of Friday, Aug. 30, Candace Fitzgerald is no longer serving as Burnett County’s administrator and human resources director. Fitzgerald had already tendered her resignation, effective at the end of this calendar year, which was understood by all parties to be a retirement from county government. A search for her replacement, being conducted by the Northwest Regional Planning Commission, has been under way

for months. In a statement released late Monday, Sept. 2, Fitzgerald, who has worked for the county since 2002, explained the recent turn of events. “During the first week of August 2013, I requested (through the commission) to be released from my contract prior to year-end,” the statement read. Fitzgerald’s statement clarified her reasons for leaving. “I left because I am not in agreement with the direction of the board or the behavior and actions of many of the supervisors. There comes a time when it is appropriate to step aside and let someone new step in to carry on the duties and responsibilities of the job.” — from the Inter-County Leader ••• BALSAM LAKE — An apparent hit and run in a tavern parking lot led to an Amery man’s arrest for his second DUI, which he blamed on his “hot and bothered” female passenger. The incident began just after midnight on Saturday, Aug. 31, at a Balsam Lake tavern parking lot, with the report of an orange/red Camaro striking another vehicle as it left. Police noticed a car matching that description a short time later on CTH I, driving very slow and crossing the centerline. When police stopped the car, the driver first gave the officer a bank card as a license and then later his license, which identified him as Justin Pinger, 24, Amery. Pinger is alleged

Register Memories 1953 - 60 years ago

• Mrs. Claire Sjostad graduated from Wisconsin State College, Superior, with honors. She majored in education and minored in social studies and history. She taught sixth grade in Shell Lake. • Shell Lake cheerleaders were Connie Hard, Joan Masterjohn, Glenda Parker, Judy Stockburger, Carol Krantz and Karen Swan. • Class officers at Shell Lake High School were freshmen: Dick Swan, president; JoAnn Brown, vice president; Gayle Swan, secretary; and Bob Parks, treasurer. Sophomore class: Ronny Olson, president; Reynold Rydberg, vice president; Darlene Johnson, secretary; and Marlys Nyberg, treasurer. Junior class: Howard Furchtenicht, president; Tom Stariha, vice president; Murial Berglund, secretary; and Jean Bixby, treasurer. Senior class: Calvin Chopp, president; Marilyn Bakker, vice president; Evelyn Modrow, secretary; and Mervin Weberg, treasurer. • Shell Lake Student Council members were Shirley Livingston, Roger Hoar, Carol Parker, Judith Henderson, Patricia Semm, Peter Hubin, Bill Taubman, Joyce Mallo, Carol Krantz, Shelvie Livingston, Lee Swan, Gary Sauer, Joyce Rohde, Jack Brown, Knute Waggoner and Ann Hoar.

1963 - 50 years ago

• The Shell Lake Fire Department was called to the LaVerne West home in Sarona to extinguish a fire in West’s garage. The fire was believed to have started by a faulty motor in a deep freeze, which was stored in the garage. Considerable damage was done to the interior of the building. • Marvin Schaeffer, Shell Lake, opened a new appliance store in Shell Lake. • Marvin Ross, 1963 Shell Lake graduate, received honorable mention from World Wide Sports editor Dave O’Hara, Associated Press writer. O’Hara chose outstanding basketball high school players from 500 public and parochial schools in Wisconsin. Three others from the territory were mentioned in the same article, one each from Barron, Frederic and Weyerhaeuser. Ross was a student at Wiscon-

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to have told the officer that the reason his driving was so unsteady was because his female passenger was continually kissing him, and that she was “getting all hot and bothered.” He later admitted to drinking and was taken into custody for his second DUI, after registering a .181 BAC, almost three times the legal limit. — from the Inter-County Leader

Scholarship donor social at Spooner High School SPOONER — Spooner High School is hosting a scholarship donor social on Thursday, Sept. 26, 5:30-7 p.m., in the high school choir room. All current scholarship donors are invited to attend as well as anyone interested in donating and/or participating in the scholarship program for seniors at Spooner High School. Attendees will be provided with dates and proposed times for the spring 2014 ceremony, reviewing the application process, discussing the scholarship process, and collecting any suggestions and information from donors. If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Meyers, high school guidance counselor, at 715-635-2172. — from SASD

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sin State College at Superior. He received a $50 scholarship from the Yellow Jacket Athletic Association there and would be playing basketball his first year in college. • The enrollment at Shell Lake Schools was 219 at the high school; 297 at Shell Lake Elementary; junior high 115; Brickyard 48; and Bashaw 36.

1973 - 40 years ago

• Howard Ullom, Shell Lake, bagged a near-record 588-pound black bear in the Barnes area during an early bear season. • Ollie Schon picked a 5-inch long pepper that weighed 11 ounces from her garden. • Building permits granted during the month of August were Cornelius VanBeek, well; Duane Shipman, demolition of cottage; Ronald Peterson, garage; Russ Hansen, trailer court sanitary system; Lampert yards, storage building; NSP, remodeling; Leo Dian, garage; Loren Hubin, holding tank; and W.W. Bitney, new residence. • The Barronett Discount Store was having a remodeling clearance sale. All groceries were 10 percent off, dry goods 25 percent off and health and beauty aids were 15 percent off.

1983 - 30 years ago

• Shell Lake’s Masonic Lodge members were asked whether they would pledge toward the construction of a new building to replace the present quarters on the second floor of the former Washkuhn Variety Store. If sufficient financial support were indicated, the lodge would acquire land and construct a one-story building. • Dennis Pederson, Shell Lake, was a $150 winner of the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce fundraiser. A total of $952 was raised through the sale of tickets and $375 was returned to winners. The other winners were from out of town. Miss Shell Lake Deidre Degner drew the winning tickets. • A rally in opposition to the latest 50 cents per hundredweight reduction in milk price support was scheduled for the Shell Lake Community Center. Among the organizers were Walter and Janice

Petz, Shell Lake. • The Clam River Tuesday Club served lunch at the Frank Holman estate auction conducted by Steve Walsh and Charles Lutz.

1993 - 20 years ago

• Eva Lutz, Shell Lake, celebrated her 100th birthday. • Charles Allen and Gina West from the Go-Getters 4-H Club were named Outstanding Young 4-H’ers for August. • Shell Lake Lions Secretary Jeff Dunham presented city Administrator Brad Pederson with a $1,000 check to help with the city’s share of the campground/beach improvement project. The Lions matched a $500 donation made to the club by the Gerard family, managers of Shell Lake Shores Apartments. • Winners of the Town and Country Days raffle were Jim Swan, $500; Hugh Smith, $100; Karen Ida and Mary Nelson, $50 each.

2003 - 10 years ago

• Lack of significant precipitation was becoming a problem for area farmers as crops dried up in their fields. The dry vegetation also prompted the DNR to suspend burning permits. According to the Experimental Station in Spooner, the area received only 1.58 inches of rain in August and no rain so far into September. The normal would be 4.3 inches of rain in August and another 3.82 in September. • Eight-year-old Jenna Schultz, daughter of Tony and Bobbie Schultz, Shell Lake, donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. • Hannah Gronning, freshman; Teri Mancl, junior; and Britt Dahlstrom, freshman, were named to the eight-person All Tournament Team at the Barron JV Volleyball Invitational. The team finished third of eight for the day. • Macey Fredrickson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Fredrickson, Shell Lake, and a second-year student at Northwestern College in St. Paul, received a $500 scholarship from the Piecemakers Quilters Guild of Wisconsin.


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Thursday, Sept. 12 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. • United Ostomy Association local support group meeting, 1:30 p.m., Mayo Clinic Health System, Rice Lake. More information, call 715-637-5020. Friday, Sept. 13 • Kardemimmit kantele quartet from Finland, 7:30 p.m. at Ceska Opera House, Haugen. Call 715-234-5600 for reservations. • Rummage sale, Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch available. Saturday, Sept. 14 • Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 10 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner. • Night sky program at Hunt Hill, 8-10 p.m. Free concert 7 p.m. 715-635-6543, • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Tickets 9 a.m. Distribution 9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. Contact 715-635-9309, 715-468-4017 or 715-222-4410. • Spooner Golf Club PGA free family clinic, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Cookout lunch served following session. Preregistration required. Call 15-635-3580. • Spooner Golf Club Free Family Clinic 10:30 a.m., sponsored by Lakeland Family Resource Center. Call 715-635-4669 for registration and complete information.   Monday, Sept. 16 • 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, Sept. 17 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m., at the lodge. Wednesday, Sept. 18 • 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. • Kidstime-Parentime with Wilma 10 a.m., sponsored by Lakeland Family Resource Center. Call 715-635-4669 for registration and complete information.  Thursday, Sept. 19 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting available. • Washburn County Historical Society Board meeting, 4 p.m., Hewitt Building Genealogy Room, Shell Lake. Friday-Sunday, Sept. 20-22 • Colorfest Fall Festival, Barronett Civic Club, Barronett, 715-8222595. Saturday, Sept. 21 • Matthew Perryman Jones, Nashville singer/songwriter, concert at the Potter’s Shed, 7 p.m. If inclement weather concert will be at the Shell Lake Arts Center. Tickets information, 800-850-8880, ext. 28 or or at the door. • Indianhead Writers meeting, 1 p.m., at Northwind Book & Fiber bookstore, Spooner. The plans for October 19 fall contest will be made. Anyone interested in writing is welcome to attend. For more information, call Mary Olsen, 715-468-2604. Monday, Sept. 23 • First Friends with Wilma 10 a.m., sponsored by Lakeland Family Resource Center. Call 715-635-4669 for registration and complete information.

• Learn to knit a sea foam scarf or shawl, 5:30-7 p.m., Northwind Book & Fiber, downtown Spooner, 715-635-6811 or northwindbook. com. Wednesday, Sept. 25 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner. • Kidstime-Parentime, 10 a.m., potluck Lunch 11:15 a.m., sponsored by Lakeland Family Resource Center. Call 715-6354669 for registration and complete information.   Thursday, Sept. 26 • First Year Parenting class, 5-8:30 p.m., Spooner Annex Building, UW-Extension conference room. Call Deb Meyer at 715-635-4444 or • The Shell Lake American Legion meeting, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Commons. • Shell Lake VFW meeting, 7 p.m., Friendship Commons. • Spooner High School Scholarship Donor Social, 5:30-7 p.m., Spooner High School choir room. Scholarship donors or those that would like to participate in the scholarship program for seniors are invited. Social will include dates for spring ceremony, reviewing the application process, discussing the scholarship process and collecting suggestions from donors. For more info, call Dawn Meyers, high school guidance counselor, 715-635-2172. Saturday, Sept. 28 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Shell Lake Lions health fair, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Shell Lake School commons. • Playing comedy workshop, TitW, Shell Lake, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information call 715-468-4387 or visit Monday, Sept. 30 • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College President Bob Meyer will be conducting strategic planning forums at all WITC locations in an effort to obtain input from the WITC community. Information gathered at the forums will be used in the development of the college’s 2015-2018 strategic plan. Members of the community are welcome to attend the public forum at the WITC-Shell Lake Administrative Office, 2 p.m., in boardrooms A and B.  Members of the community are also welcome to provide feedback by accessing the online or paper surveys at


Wednesday, Oct. 2 • Washburn County HCE meeting, 9:30 a.m., UW-Extension meeting room. Thursday, Oct. 3 • Whitetails Unlimited fundraising event, Shell Lake Arts Center. Social hour is 5 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Call Gary Magnus at 715-635-2369 or WTU headquarters at 800-274-5471 or Ticket deadline is Sept. 26. No ticket sales at the door. Saturday, Oct. 5 • Simply Magic concert: “Even the Dog was a Girl,” 7:30 p.m., at the Erika Quam Theatre, Shell Lake. For more reservations, call 715-468-4387 or visit • Oktoberfest, sponsored by the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Shell Lake Arts Center, featuring local food vendors, live music and door prizes, 6-11 p.m., at the arts center. Tuesday, Oct. 8 • Rice Lake Area Grief Support Group, six-week session begins, 6-7:30 p.m., Lakeview Medical Center. For info and to register, call 715-236-8470.

String musicians needed RICE LAKE — Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra invites area string musicians to rehearsals for its upcoming fall concerts. Rehearsals begin on Sunday, Sept. 15, at UW-Barron County Fine Arts Building. Concerts will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., at the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum in Spooner and Sunday, Nov. 10, 4 p.m., at UW-Barron County

Fine Arts Theatre. Kurt Hoesly of Ladysmith will conduct the concerts, which feature music from around the globe. Hoesly first played with Red Cedar Symphony as a bassoonist while he was in high school at Ladysmith, in 1993-94. He earned a music degree from St. Olaf College and went on to VanderCook College of Music. He has taught music — band,

orchestra, general music — in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota. Besides playing viola with the Red Cedar Symphony, Hoesly plays with the Heartland Symphony in the Brainerd/ Little Falls, Minn., area. Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra, celebrating its 30th anniversary, is a community orchestra of volunteers from a

50-mile radius of Rice Lake. String musicians may call 715-234-9755 for more information. A limited number of openings for woodwinds, brass and percussion may be available also. — from RCSO

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thing unexpected. “You can be a hero to your family, friends and neighbors by preparing for emergencies such as tornadoes, flooding and winter storms,” said Emergency Management Director Carol Buck. “Getting ready now will protect you and your loved ones later.” Preparing can start with three important steps: • Make a plan for what to do in an emergency. • Get an emergency supply kit.

• Be informed about emergencies that could happen in your community. Identify sources of information in your community that will be helpful before, during and after an emergency. ReadyWisconsin’s Facebook and Twitter feeds are a great place to start. “Individuals and families need to be self-reliant and prepared for days without utilities such as electricity, water and phone service, availability of local businesses such as gas stations and supermarkets, and other needed supplies,” said

Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Brian Satula. The ReadyWisconsin website has more information on how to make an emergency supply kit on a budget, tips for creating your own emergency plan and commonly asked questions and answers about preparedness. For more information, go to or — from Washburn County Emergency Management

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Sunday will see a community church service at the community center at 9 a.m. Fun continues with more softball, an old-time Sunday dinner beginning at 11:30 a.m., a kiddie parade, the pie and ice-cream social, more hayrides and kids games in the backyard. The Wisconsin state-sanctioned pedal pull gets under way at noon. Register your produce and flowers at noon for judging at 3 p.m. Registrations for the 10th-annual cooking contest featuring peaches will begin at 1 p.m. with judging at 3:30 p.m. Enjoy live music in the center with Rob Knowlton beginning at 1:30 p.m. The wine-andcheese-tasting event, sponsored by Bistro 63, the 20 Mile General Store and Norseland Inc., will begin at 2 p.m. At 3 p.m., there will be a keg toss and the Barronett brick bounce with a men’s and women’s division, Kuub in the backyard will begin at 4 p.m. The yard game Kuub was born in Sweden and is now played around the world. The annual fundraising raffle will conclude the weekend’s events. There will be a bouncy house as well as a batting cage on-site all weekend. As always, the Barronett Community Center will also be a drop-off point for Toys for Tots throughout the weekend. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and receive a free beverage of your choice. — from Barronett Colorfest

Auditions scheduled for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s “Aladdin and His Magic Lamp” SPOONER — Auditions for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical production of “Aladdin and His Magic Lamp” will be held at 4 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 23, at Spooner High School in the allpurpose room. Up to 81 local young people are needed to play the roles of Aladdin, Harmonia, the Sultan, Princess Serena, Zanda the Tiger, the Vizier, the Genie of the Ring, the Slaves of the Lamp and Ring, the Maidens of the Kingdom, the Vagabonds, the Merchants of the Bazaar and the Giant Gemstones. Auditions are open to grades 1-8. The audition process lasts up to two hours, and all auditioners are required to be in attendance the entire time. No preparation is necessary. Rehearsals will be

held from 3:45 to 8 p.m. throughout the remainder of the week, with performances scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Friday Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28, at Spooner High School auditorium in Spooner. Two professionals from the Prairie Fire staff will direct the production and play the roles of the Genie of the Lamp and the Evil Magician. This weeklong Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre residency is being sponsored by a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant and Spooner PTO. This is Prairie Fire’s first visit to Spooner. Tickets are available at the door. — from SASD Your community connection.

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Area writers corner The pumper by Jack Neely, St. Paul, Minn./Shell Lake Anything is possible in the minds of children ages 8 to 12. They are unencumbered by the challenges of adolescence and the obligations of adulthood. Every day is an adventure to be lived. This was especially true for the children at the end of WWII. Adults were trusted, promises kept, and it seemed to be a less dangerous time. And so it was when at age 11, I crawled into my lower Pullman berth on the Union Pacific train speeding from Omaha, Neb., to St. Paul, Minn. I had pestered Mom and Dad for weeks with, “When can we go to the lake?” Eventually, Dad overcame Mom’s mild protestations as we drove from Lincoln to Omaha. I was to be met in St. Paul by Grandpa and Grandma Barlow. Grandpa would then drive us to Hudson where we would take the Namekagon train to Shell Lake. Dad allayed any fears I had by introducing me to the conductor and the porter. We all shook hands as Dad tipped my two guides as extra insurance to get me into the correct lower berth, awakened on time, and delivered to the right adults. It makes little difference if my recollections are totally accurate. But I do recall specific scenes of this great adventure: the crisp white pressed sheets, the black netting hammock for personal items that hung above the windows, the brown, wing-tipped Oxford shoe that stepped on my mattress — and nearly on me — as its owner pulled himself into his sleeping space above, the brass mechanisms on either side of the green window shades that had to be pinched to raise and lower the barrier to the outer world, and the rhythmic clickity-clack of the wheels. Wide-eyed, I propped myself up on my pillows and watched the landscape fly by, receding into the darkness from which it came. What would come next? Will that car on the adjoining highway keep up with us? Where was that car going when its trip was interrupted by the cross-arm with its flashing red lights and clanging bell? And are children asleep in the backseat? How fast are we going and how long do we have to wait on the siding for a passing train? I fought my drooping eyelids late into the night – not worrying about missing my destination – but fearing missing part of this new world. I recall the fancy place setting at breakfast with its heavy silverware, starched napkins, the tiny glass vase with its little flower, and my courteous waiter, who my father had reminded me to tip; my first. I do not recall the faces of those folks inquiring as to where my parents were. It was a grand time to be – or feel – grown-up. The train ride on the Namekagon from Hudson was just as memorable as the overnighter. Grandma explained how the old gas lamps on the coach had been converted to electric lights. Being the dutiful grandma, she only mildly resisted being talked into standing with me on the rear platform of the last car as soot and the

Decades ago R.C., Rene and Charlie Rand, had a good start in the restoration of car No. 2000 but vandals ended the endeavor. It has been in the hands of several groups and individuals over the decades. Greg Vreeland currently owns it. It seems so sad that this unique historical artifact, which represented a time of expansion of the area, is destined for the scrap heap. Looking at its rusting skeleton now reminds me that sometimes it is better not to revisit places and things that have given you great pleasure. For time takes its toll and may distort your memories of years gone by. But as for me, I can still see the dancers waving from that pumper as the soot swirled about us in the rush of wind created by the train’s movement, nearly taking off Grandma’s hat. Now, how great that would have been! More can be learned about the little train that could and did, at the museum, which is designated nationally as a Historical Educational Museum. The museum opened for visitors in 1991. It is open daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and weekends in September, weather permitting. It can also be opened to accommodate tours. The size of the museum is deceiving at first glance. Its nearly 5,000 square feet provide ample space for thousands of items that are well displayed.

Jack Neely’s grandsons Jack, 11, and his brothers, Curran and Devin, 9, inside the train. — Photos by Jack Neely wonderful rhythm of those steel wheels drowned out all conversation. I can still see those two gandy dancers on their two-handed pump-car frantically pumping up and down while waving at us and trying to catch us. But they disappeared around the curve. The closeness of the scrubs and trees made for a more intimate trip as compared to the open fields of Iowa and Minnesota. I did not want the trip to end as a friend met us at the Shell Lake depot and drove us around the lake to our old log cabin – on my most favorite dirt road. Sixty-seven years later, while visiting the wonderful Railroad Memories Museum in Spooner with our three grandsons, Jack 11, and Curran and Devin, 9, I spied an old, fading train car on a siding. I learned from Bob Brown, also known as R. L. because railers always go by their initials, a volunteer guide and great storyteller, that it was my old memory on wheels. The gas and electric three-car Namekagon made daily runs to and from Minneapolis and Ashland from 1938 to 1941 and from Hudson to Ashland until service ended Oct. 1, 1950. Its name came from a naming contest, won by a woman from Cable. The Chicago Northwestern Railroad donated the combination baggage and passenger car No. 2000 to the city of Spooner in 1977.

Car No. 2000.

Book review We all seem to get them, emails about subjects we may not be interested in from people or organizations that we are not familiar with. Each week I receive on my work email an article for consideration from a print campaign manager in Wesley Chapel, Fla. I usually hit delete without reading all the details. That is until one day a few weeks ago when the subject line included the word yarn. This caught my attention. As I read the information in the body of the email, this sentence got me curious, “Lastly, please let me know if you’d be interested in receiving a copy of her book, ‘Yarn to Go,’ for possible review.” I was being offered the opportunity to read the uncorrected proof to a first in a new series by national best-selling author Betty Hechtman. Hechtman’s book titles in her crochet mysteries include, “If Hooks Could Kill,” “Behind the Seams,” “You Better Knot Die,” “Hooked on Murder,” “Dead Men Don’t Crochet,” “By Hook or By Crook,” and “A Stitch in Crime.” As you can tell, she uses a play on crafting terms while writing mysteries. As a crafter, I took note of some words and acronyms while reading Hechtman’s new yarn retreat mystery. One such statement to describe a forest-green tube that may be on its way to becoming a sock was a WIP … works in progress. After reading that those attending the knitting retreat would be having a yarn tasting, I knew I had to continue reading the book to understand a yarn tasting. I have heard of wine-tasting events but never yarn tasting. I had to continue reading through the who-done-it mystery until I came to the explanation of a yarn tasting. Three-fourths of the way through the book I discovered how a yarn tasting works. Just as you can taste wine before buying, at a yarn tasting you try the yarn by knitting a tiny swatch to see if the colors will be stripes or more of a heathery tone, or even if the yarn will look awful compared to what you envisioned. You can also tell what the yarn will

be like to work with. On a nonfiction note, Hechtman shares some unexpected benefits of time spent knitting and crocheting. • Knitting (and crochet) actually produce beneficial physical changes. Spend enough time with your needles or a hook and yarn, and you can strengthen your immune system, lower your blood pressure and change your brain chemistry to reduce stress hormones and increase the natural “happy” neurotransmitters, serotonin and dopamine. These findings were reported last year at an academic study day in England on the therapeutic benefits of knitting. • It won’t leave you feeling groggy in the morning. Having trouble sleeping? Instead of reaching for a pill, pick up a yarn project an hour or so before bedtime. The calming repetition of knitting or crocheting slows restless, racing thoughts and helps us transition from busy day to quiet, restful night. • Keep your hands out of trouble. Are you trying to quit smoking and don’t know what to do with yourself? How about biting your nails? Have you become obsessed with checking your social media? Crocheting or knitting keeps hands busy – and out of trouble – while you’re traveling, waiting at the doctor’s office or sitting at your kids soccer game. And, unlike smoking, nail biting and using time on Facebook, the result of knitting and crocheting is a positive one.  • Make new friends. An Internet survey of 3,500 knitters found 90 percent made new friends through the craft. One of the aspects of yarn work is that you can do it alone or in a group. In fact, the opportunities to socialize seem to be driving the strong interest from young adults that meet at coffeehouses and office lunchrooms for a good stitch session, according to the yarn council. People who are alone much of the time are more prone to depression and other mental health issues. Getting together for a knit with friends is good for you.

This eye-catching display of book titles outside the Duluth Public Library doesn’t include Betty Hechtman’s mystery books. — Photo by Suzanne Johnson For those who may be interested, Hechtman’s next book, “For Better or Worsted,” comes out in November.

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It started with an elderly woman by Diane Dryden Register staff writer SPOONER — Dick Quinn had a heart bypass back in 1978 and it was unsuccessful. He was scheduled for another one when he met an elderly woman at the beach who noticed his long chest scar and started a conversation. She glowingly told him about the dramatic results cayenne pepper could make in his life for his heart and overall health and he told her he’d take it into consideration. He considered it for a few months and then decided, “Why not? What have I got to lose?” He was so impressed with the results that he shared the information with his friends. This led to Quinn sitting at his kitchen table surrounded with gel caps, cayenne pepper and a very small spoon. He would sit for hours painstakingly filling the tiny gel caps until he got wise and found someone to manufacture them for him. At this point is was a good thing, because when his book, “Left for Dead,” came out in 1992 and sold 750,000 copies, business began to boom. It only took one interview on a radio station in Texas to spread the word and in only two days all those books had been sold. The capsules no longer were just cayenne pepper. He added garlic, hawthorn and several other ingredients that boosted the original recipe. Having been employed at 3M in the marketing and ad department, he was able to take his product to new heights. When son Foley joined the team and opened Quinn’s Naturals in Spooner, business boomed. They chose the building thanks to a knee-jerk decision by his wife, Janine. “She saw the building on Walnut Street and just knew that it would be the perfect location.” Almost instantly they were in the vitamin business. Dad went on to write three more books. He kept developing products like Skeeter Scatter and Tick Attack. The shop did well and in 2003 Foley and Janine changed the name to The Vitamin Source. Just recently they took the entire operation one block west to the new small mall created by Mort Dahl when he bought the former hardware store across from his own business and refurbished it. After adding 400 new products to their shelves, with plans for many more foods including fresh, organic fruits and vegetables and frozen organic meats, they opened their door at the end of August to an enthusiast public. New and old customers are constantly coming through their doors. According to Janine, “We will grow as large as our customers want. We already have a customer base of over 2,300 and each year we outdo the previous one. We’ve always had steady growth each year.” What can you expect when you stop by between 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.? Not only do you have rows and rows of shelves filled with products, about 30 percent health and personal care products, 30 percent food items and 50 percent supplements, you can access several nutrition books that help answer questions and talk to a staff that’s knowledgeable about the products. No one ever recommends or prescribes any of the products, but they encourage people to learn which supplements would work for them and then they are strongly encouraged to contact their pharmacist to see if there would be any drug interaction concerns. “We can highly recommend the pharmacists at the Red Cross Drugstore because they know exactly what they’re doing,” quoted Foley. “Our goal is to encourage our customers to be a little better, to take care of themselves. We all need to be responsible for our own health and even today there are those who don’t explore alternative medicines. When you think of it, all medicine was alternative when it first came out.” “We want everyone to feel welcome,” added Janine. “And not to feel intimidated. We’re here to help in any way we can.” To make paying easier they take cash, checks and all the charge cards but not EBTs. There will be a grand opening soon and even though Dick Quinn’s books are now out of print, they have a few left of the “Left for Dead” books and they will be avail-

Chief helper at The Vitamin Store is Amarah Quinn, second daughter of Janine and Foley Quinn, owners of the store. able on a first-come, first-served basis. The Quinns have many plans for the future, which may include classes on things like skin care, cooking and ear candling. They have two massage therapists available, a male and a female, and they plan to take full advantage of their new space, which is easily double the size of the former store. They’ve got six kinds of milk, prepackaged food, ready-to-drink drinks and gluten-free cookie dough with more gluten-free foods coming, like pizzas, when the freezers arrive. It’s the new hot block in Spooner and The Vitamin Source is the latest to join the small mall on Walnut Street. They’re open for your health, so take time to stop in and look around. It just might open your eyes to a healthier lifestyle.

This cooler is full of fresh and organic products like six different kinds of milk.

The new store is the latest one to be located in Spooner’s small mall on Walnut Street. – Photos by Diane Dryden

Community turns out to support Jerry Brown

Pete Hopke acted as the emcee for the Chinese raffle held at the Jerry Brown benefit on Thursday, Sept. 5, at Reinhart Commons at Shell Lake Schools. Hopke had the help of three volunteers: Julia Lyga, Grace Thomas and Haley Balts.

Jerry Brown talks to Glen Albee at the benefit sponsored by the Shell Lake Lions Club to help defray medical expenses incurred after a bear attacked Brown this past summer. — Photos by Larry Samson


Harvesting ... more than rice

by Danielle Moe Register staff writer WASHBURN COUNTY — “Being on the water in a canoe is always a peaceful setting, and hearing the rice grains hit the bottom of the canoe is always a good sound,” said Dan Harrington, a local wild rice harvester. Many around the world enjoy wild rice, but it was a staple of subsistence to local Native American tribes hundreds of years ago.  Today all Wisconsin residents can harvest the wild rice that grows naturally in the inland lakes, streams and rivers across the state.  “You do need a harvester’s license,” clarified Harrington.  The permit is $8.25 and can be bought at a DNR service counter, gas station or bait shop that sells DNR licenses.  Wild rice harvesting also has regulations on the minimum and maximum length of your canoe, the maximum length of sticks used to harvest the rice and when rice can be harvested. “Really, the important thing is to get the rice into the canoe,” Harrington pointed out, laughing.  Harrington has been harvesting wild rice on and off for the past 16 years, this year being the first time he has returned to harvesting in the past three years due to low rice yields.  Harvesting works best with one person navigating the canoe through the rice beds while the other uses one stick to bring the plants to the canoe, and the other to smack the plant, causing the grains of rice to fall into the bottom of the canoe.  “That is probably about 160 pounds of green rice,” he said pointing to the two tarps covered in the recently harvested seeds, after dumping the 14-pound take on top.  “When it is processed, I will

Dan Harrington uses his specially made sticks to harvest. Legally these sticks cannot exceed 38 inches. get about half of that back.” Most of the weight of green rice is the thick outer chaffing that surrounds the seed and the water that is still contained within.  Processing wild rice involves separating immature kernels, fermenting or curing, parching, dehulling and scarifying.  It is a labor-intensive process. Most harvesters opt to bring their bounty to people who have the experience and equipment to get the job done.  Kris Smith and Paul Vallem are a pair of

such caliber. “We pride ourselves in how we process, as if we were doing it for ourselves. Our dads taught us that,” stated Smith. Vallem and Smith inherited the enterprise from their fathers almost 30 years ago, and have been processing out of their small shack north of Hayward ever since. 

For a season that only lasts three months, Smith and Vallem keep busy. “A few years ago, we counted how many people brought us rice. When we passed 200 we stopped,” said Smith ,grinning. “We don’t count anymore.” Wild rice is acknowledged for its nutritious nature, and those that harvest it are proud of their efforts.  “Wild rice is very healthy, and it is satisfying knowing you actually went out and harvested your own food,” said Harrington. For him, the best part about harvesting is the time spent with friends, spotting wildlife, and seeing yields grow. “Just knowing you are participating in a tradition that has occurred for a couple of hundred years, in itself, is gratifying,” he added. Harrington’s advice for novice ricers is to first go with a veteran harvester before attempting it alone. “There are a number of different ways to rice a water body depending upon the bottom substrate, water depths and density of the wild rice,” he pointed out. Harvesting with an experienced individual your first time will make future harvests more successful and fun. For specific details on wild rice harvesting regulations visit and search wild rice.

Photos by Danielle Moe

Kris Smith scoops up the rice that has undergone the last step of processing in the fanning Paul Vallem pours a load of rice into the parcher, the first step of processing. The parcher heats mill.  Smith uses a scoop to remove the grains because they are very hot and as sharp as needles.  up the grains while paddles toss them around and circulate air for even drying.

Nashville’s Matthew Perryman Jones at the Potter’s Shed SHELL LAKE — Nashville singer/ songwriter Matthew Perryman Jones will be in concert Saturday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., at the Potter’s Shed in Shell Lake. Jones has a voice that calls out with intensity, truth and emotion. He began his career in 1997 in Decatur, Ga., and after moving to Nashville to pursue music full time, he issued his first solo release, “Nowhere Else But Here,” in 2000. As American Songwriter describes, “Matthew’s voice ensnares listeners with a rare authenticity and gritty strength.” In 2006, Jones released “Throwing Punches in the Dark,” a departure from his previous folk/Americana sound toward pop rock. In 2008, “Swallow the Sea,” with breakout hit “Save You,” solidified Jones as an artist worth watching. Performing Songwriter Magazine noted Jones as a talent that follows “in the footsteps of Leonard Cohen and John Lennon.”

Singer/songwriter Matthew Perryman Jones will be at the Potter’s Shed in Shell Lake on Saturday, Sept. 21, for a 7 p.m. concert. — Photo submitted In 2011, Jones released “Until The Dawn Appears,” which contains retell-

ings of his most popular songs including “Save You,” whose video features Jaimie Alexander “Kyle XY,” “Thor,” “The Last Stand.” Written shortly after his father’s death, Jones’ latest CD, “Land Of The Living,” is a courageous personal odyssey through life’s most troubled waters of love and loss. One of the most sought-after songwriters in Nashville, Jones builds on his accomplishments with his 2013 single, “Anymore of This.” The duet, written and recorded with Mindy Smith, was featured on ABC Family’s “Switched at Birth” in January. He also toured the UK with Smith earlier this year. Jones’ songs have also been featured in television shows including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” “Bones,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “NY Med,” “Flash Point,” “One Tree Hill,” “The Hills” and “Eli Stone” as well as in the 2012 movie release “What To Expect When You’re Expecting.”

In addition to Jones’ own headline tours, he has shared the bill with Katie Herzig, Matthew Mayfield and Joshua James, and has opened for such artists as Ingrid Michaelson, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin and Paula Cole. Jones is also an original member of the nationally acclaimed Nashville collaborative artist group Ten Out of Tenn. More information, songs and videos can be found on his website, In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Shell Lake Arts Center. Advance tickets are available at the Potter’s Shed by calling 800-850-8880, ext. 28, and on their website, Tickets can also be purchased at the door. — from the Potter’s Shed



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Here, Marty Anderson and Nathaniel Swan are running the first leg of the 5K race. Swan finished with a time of 23:51.5 and Anderson with a time of 27:06.6. – Photos by Larry Samson


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Meredith Kevan and Julia Pokorny ran their first cross-country race at the Bruce Invitational held Tuesday, Sept. 3. To their surprise, Kevan finished fifth with a time of 10:59.3, and Pokorny finished third with a time of 10:47.4. Kevan went on to place first on Sept. 5 at the Spooner Invite.

Spooner Rails girls golf results SUPERIOR — The Spooner Rails girls golf team played in Superior on Thursday, Sept. 5. Scores were Spooner 192, Northwestern 196 and Superior 234. Individual scores for Spooner were Hannah Gostonczik 44, Dani DeWitt 46, Larissa Schmock 48, Annabelle Revak 54

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and Rachel Johnson 57. Match medalist was Molly Lattery, Northwestern, 41 Led by junior Gostonczik’s fine score of 44, the Rails captured two conference wins. The Rails move to 7-1 at the halfway point in the conference season. — with submitted information

Rails VB team cheers on cross-country team

Daniel Parish was the top male runner for Shell Lake at the Spooner Invitational held Thursday, Sept. 5. He placed 38th with a time of 21:51.6.

Registration for Spooner Youth Hockey is approaching SPOONER — Registration for Spooner Youth Hockey will be on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 4-9 p.m., at the Spooner Ice House in Spooner during family night.  Come and watch fall hockey league and have a free meal for your entire family.  Online registration is mandatory for all skaters. Please go to and follow registration instructions.  Registering prior to family night is strongly encouraged.  If you are unable to register online or have questions, please contact

Sam Miller at 715-520-0796 or   Skaters of all levels are also required to attend family night for updated fundraising obligations and equipment rental.  There is a USA Hockey registration fee required of skaters that have a birth year of 2006 and older in addition to the Spooner Youth Hockey registration fees. Payment plans and scholarship applications are also available. — from SYH

Passer clinic to be held in Spooner SPOONER — Spooner coaches and players are hosting a free Junior Passer Clinic on Saturdays, Sept. 21, 28 and Oct. 5, at the Spooner High School for grades 3-8. Girls must sign up using the forms they

fall sports

Friday, Sept. 13: At Elmwood Friday, Sept. 20: Nonconference at Flambeau, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27: At Turtle Lake, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4: Vs. Pepin/Alma, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11: At Clear Lake, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18: Vs. Lake Holcombe/Cornell, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 24: At Prairie Farm, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26: At Cameron, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1: At Turtle Lake, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5: At Amery Invitational, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8: Vs. Clayton, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10: Vs. Clear Lake, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15: Vs. Northwood, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19: Shell Lake Invitational, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22: Regional, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24: Regional, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26: Regional, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31: Sectional, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2: Sectional, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8: State at Resch Center, Green Bay, 10 a.m.

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On Thursday, Sept. 5, the Spooner volleyball team cheered on the cross-county team at the match held in Spooner. — Photo by Lorna Margenau

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Thursday, Sept. 12: Scrimmage Thursday, Sept. 19: Vs. Spooner, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24: Vs. Flambeau, 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3: At Turtle Lake, 5 p.m.

Varsity volleyball Thursday, Sept. 12: At Clayton Tuesday, Sept. 17: At Clear Lake, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19: At Northwood, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 12: At Unity Tuesday, Sept. 17: At Rice Lake, 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19: Butternut Hills Golf Course in Sarona, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24: At Barron, 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30: At Cumberland, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8: At Hayward, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15: Conference meet at Frederic, 4 p.m.



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Spooner loses 3-2 against Amery

Kenzie Hanson on the attack.

Alex Hotchkiss with a dig.

Photos by Larry Samson Brooke Schumacher uses her height and jumping ability to spike the ball against a strong Amery defense. In the Tuesday, Sept. 3, matchup with Amery, Spooner came back to tie it up 2-2, only to lose the final game.

Adriana Shabani and Brooke Schumacher go up for the block. The Amery team had aggressive offense that the Spooner defense did a good job against.

Spooner loses 8-2 to Osceola

ABOVE: Spooner forward Levi Hansen heads the ball downfield.

It was a one-on-one matchup for Spooner goalkeeper Keenan Adams and the Osceola forward. It was a tough day ABOVE RIGHT: Caleb Ford gets the kick before the for the young goalkeeper as Osceola took it to Spooner 8-2 Osceola player can get into position. in a home game on Tuesday, Sept. 3. RIGHT: It is three against one as Ryan Silvis sends the ball back downfield and out of Spooner’s side of the field.

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Shell Lake loses to Clayton

Shell Lake defender James Crawford takes down Clayton wide receiver Mitchell Magnuson after this completion.

Jesse Sibert blocks the Clayton defender to give running back Andrew Larson the room to run.

Photos by Larry Samson

Sam Livingston uses a stiff-arm on the Clayton defender to get around him. Livingston went from quarterback last year to running back this year.

Shell Lake defenders Curtis Parker and Zach Melton take down Clayton running back James Hoffman. The powerful Clayton offense was too much for the Shell Lake defense as Shell Lake lost 38-0 in their home game on Friday, Sept. 6.

Sam Muska sacks Clayton quarterback Hunter Klatt for a 10-yard loss, forcing Clayton to punt. This was one of the few times Shell Lake was able to stop the powerful Clayton offense.

Shell Lake volleyball team loses to Turtle Lake LEFT: Tia Carlson tips the ball between defenders.

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Colleen Knoop is setting the ball for her teammate to spike. Knoop is strong on the line, whether on the attack or on defense.

Shania Pokorny and Amber Anderson go up to block a spike by Turtle Lake.

Katie Gronning on the attack in the second match against Turtle Lake. Shell Lake won the match but lost 3-1 against a very disciplined Turtle Lake team on Thursday, Sept. 5, in Shell Lake.


Golden Rocker winners announced

Glenview’s People’s Choice Golden Rocker was provided by Hanson Concrete this year. It was purchased by Kyler and Mary Gustafson of Onalaska.  Shown back row (L to R): Mary Gustafson and Jessica Furchtenicht, of Hanson Concrete. Front: Kyler Gustafson and Jillian Furchtenicht. — Photos submitted   RIGHT: Winner of the Golden Rocker Challenge was Bush and Gilles Furniture of Spooner.  Gina Lewis, Shell Lake, purchased the rocker.  Shown is Steve Lewis, proud son of Gina. The Golden Rocker Challenge was held during Shell Lake’s Town and Country Days celebration.

Farmers cut crops as Western Wisconsin returns to drought by Rich Kremer Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE -  Farmers in western Wisconsin are facing some tough decisions as the region has slipped back into a severe drought. That means many are cutting crops early and taking a financial hit. The U.S. Drought Monitor reports that most of the western half of the state is facing a moderate drought, but for counties like Dunn, Eau Claire, Trempealeau, Buffalo and Pepin, the drought is severe. That’s bad news for farmers just now beginning to harvest their crops. Mark Hagedorn is Eau Claire County’s UW-Extension agriculture agent. He says the lack of rain this summer has kept corn from maturing. He says many farmers are chopping their cash crops to feed their cattle. “For a lot of producers who were wanting to take grain to the market in the fall, you’re removing that option from the table,” he says. “So, you’re immediately taking a step that probably is taking some financial negativity to it.” Soybeans are taking a hit, too. Hagedorn says it’s been too dry for them to produce pods filled with beans without irrigation. “There’s a lot of discussion as to whether these beans should be left and plowed down, [or] whether they should be left in hopes that you can still maybe harvest 10 or 15 bushels per acre from them.” In a typical year Chippewa Valley farm-

With drought conditions and no rain forecast, farmers are having to decide whether to harvest reduced crops now or gamble that rain will come later. - Photo by Sandor Weisz ers are able to get around 40 bushels of soybeans per acre. For dairy and beef cattle farmers the lack of rain has cut their hay production way back. Without good hay crops farmers are forced to buy feed, which hurts their bottom line.

As of Sept. 3, western Wisconsin counties were edging back into severe drought conditions. - U.S. Drought Monitor

21st Century Community Learning Center Grant will help Spooner Area School District families stretch beyond school walls SPOONER – Spooner Area School District received a $100,000 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant designed to assist them in providing programs and services leading to improved academic achievement, youth development, and greater family and community connections to educational opportunities. The school district will provide greater opportunities during extended school times in the areas of academic, artistic and cultural enrichment. They have purchased proven resources to increase student achievement in math and reading. This, combined with the fact that they will remain open 2.5 hours after the end of each school day, Mondays through Thursdays, and provide family member

involvement and literacy opportunities, means families will gain more exposure to academic and enrichment opportunities. Afterschool Club registration is now open to all children living in the Spooner Area School District. Children between the ages of 6 and 14 can participate, free of charge. Packets with club descriptions and registration forms are available at elementary, middle, and St. Francis school offices as well as the school website, spooner.k12. Afterschool begins Monday, Sept. 16. Registration is open on a first-come, firstserved basis. Return completed registration forms to the district community education office at the high school on

CTH A. Afterschool Club time includes recreation, snack, engaging enrichment and field-trip opportunities, homework and targeted-skills times, and family connection opportunities. Club sessions run from after school until 5:30 p.m. at Spooner Elementary School and until 6 p.m. at the middle school, following the school district calendar. Afterschool Club opportunities offered Sept. 16-Dec. 19 include Get Up and Move, Gaming Club, Power Hour, Boost Up Skills, drama, travel, technology, Nature’s Music, 4-H Afterschool, Fitness & Fun, Kidzlit & math, Time Out for Backyard Exploration, Projects in the Lab, and more.

The school district will partner with the following organizations to provide connecting points and opportunities for family enrichment: Lakeland Family Resource Center, Indianhead Community Action Agency, UW-Extension, Hunt Hill and others. They are lining up the following opportunities for families this coming fall: Super Families, Power Up, Helping Your Child Succeed, Nature Adventures and more. Register early, as spots fill up quickly. If you have questions, ideas on working together, would like to volunteer to help or need more information contact Karen Collins, Spooner Area Community Education at 715-635-0243 or collinsk@spooner.k12. - submitted


Sarona by Marian Furchtenicht It’s was a very foggy, misty Monday morning, but we are still so very dry. Only have had a couple of sprinkles here in over a month. Soybean fields are turning yellow and the trees are showing signs of autumn color. Mary Krantz came out to visit me on Sunday afternoon. We watched about 100 or more geese honking away on the pond. It makes me wonder what they are saying to each other and that it’s that time of year. Folks are busy working with tomatoes, making juice and salsa and enjoying BLTs. Sue Krantz went on a tomato run to son Matt and Christi’s in Eau Claire on Saturday. Gloria and Anton Frey enjoyed Sunday evening supper at Props on Long Lake after a busy week canning tomatoes. Grandkids Sara and Kyle and Brady Marschall and Ashley Anderson had Wednesday evening supper at Grandma Marion’s and were making plans for a 25th wedding anniversary party for their folks for the end of the month. I received a note from classmate Shirley Atkinson Pohlam, Ripon, that says she’ll be in Spooner around Sept. 28. Maybe some of us can get together with her. On Saturday of last week, Big Ripley neighbors got together for golfing at Butternut Hills and afterward had a potluck supper at the home of Rog and Sue Mrugala. Great food and prizes for golfers in incredibly beautiful weather. Jim and Nancy Swanson worked at the Lions white-

fish fry held at the Shell Lake Community Center. The event was a success with 350 served. The rest of Labor Day weekend their daughter, Sandi, and husband Don visited and they celebrated Nancy and Sandi’s birthdays. Belated wishes to you both. Several of the Big Ripley neighbors gathered at the Getaway on Sunday to watch the Vikings and Packers lose their games. Bummer. Heidi Loech reported a group of 31 golfers enjoyed their outing on Saturday. Her son Brady took first place and the Binzler team took second. This was the third year the event was held. Sam and Libby DeTrent had daughter Elizabeth and husband Brian and their three from Kensington, Md., and daughter Laura and husband Brian and their two girls from Chicago over Labor Day weekend. It was fun to have all five little granddaughters together. Jack and Judy Stodola, Onalaska, visited his mother over the weekend. Renee Zimmerman and her cousin, Megan Stodola, met cousin Aaron and Kandy Starkey and daughter Harber, Fort Atkinson, rode out with them to Gillette, Wyo., and attended cousin Beth Hrouda and Matt Wilson’s wedding. Beth is the daughter of Jim and Jeanette. Congrats. En route home they went through the Black Hills and saw Mount THE Rushmore. Renee, Marilyn and Janet Zimmerman took in the Brill Day softball game that nieces Brianne and Ashley played


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in. Their team took second place. Elfreda West attended the Spooner Classes of 1943-‘44‘45 reunion held at the community center in Shell Lake on Wednesday afternoon. There was a good turnout. Lois’ Country Cupboard catered the good food. Elfreda stopped and visited me on her way home. Mark and Debbie West hosted a family reunion on the Andrea side last week. Keep Michael Esser and his mother, Dorothy, in your thoughts and prayers. Michael had several surgeries in Rochester, Minn. Dorothy has had some health issues, too. The update on Mike Rays care pages says his stem cell transplant was completed Monday morning in Rochester, Minn. He had 3.59 million cells infused. Now they wait for engraftment of the newly introduced cells. Our prayers for them for a better tomorrow. A happy birthday is wished for June Weiethrich and Lisa Morevac, Sept. 12; Debbie Elbe, Brenna Gleason, Monte Zaloudek and Clarence Thompson, Sept. 13; Ryan Kooper, Sept. 14; Aaron Pederson, Sue Herman and Jacob Stodola, Sept. 15; MaryAnn Doanes and Kathy Zeiem, Sept. 16; Tammy Dennis, Daniel Marsh, Boots Bellieview, John Morevac Sr., Sharon Pfluger, Ray Shimek and Brian Granzin, Sept. 17; Jake West, Shane Kline, Sally Ziemer, Kathy Wooden, Jerry Ripley, Bruce Dahlstrom and Mary Jo Furchtenicht, Sept. 18. Happy anniversary wishes to these couples: Jerry and Kelly Curtiss, Sept. 15; Mike and Tammi Dahle, Sept. 16; and Gene and Darlene Johnechek, Sept. 18. A grandmother was visiting her granddaughter. Grandma asked, “Where do you keep your newspapers?” The reply was, “We don’t have any, but here, now days we just use iPods.” That fly never knew what hit him! Your community connection.

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

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


293 S. Hwy. 63, Shell Lake Pastor Virgil Amundson 715-468-2895 Sunday School & Adult Education Classes: 9 a.m. Celebration worship 9 & 10:30 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.;

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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.

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

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

W3114 Church Rd., Sarona Pastor Mary Strom Sunday services, 8:30 a.m. outdoors; 10:15 a.m. indoors

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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.

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

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.


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Hwy. 70 W, Spooner 715-635-2768 Senior Pastor Ron Gormong; Senior Pastor Brian Scramlin; Assistant Pastor LeRoy Drake, Pastoral Care; Joel Simpson, Worship Arts Director 9 a.m. Sunday Worship and Sunday School and ABF; 10 a.m. Third Place Cafe; 10:30 a.m. Worship; Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Children’s Ministry (age 2 - age 5), Youth Ministry, grades 6-12; 7 p.m. Adult Small groups; nursery provided.


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(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.

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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.

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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Vocalists invited to join Red Cedar Choir RICE LAKE — Area vocalists are invited to join the Red Cedar Choir, which will begin rehearsals for the fall semester on Thursday, Sept. 12. The choir will rehearse from 7-9 p.m. in the fine arts music room at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County in Rice Lake under the direction of Beth Joosten. Rehearsals will take place on Thursday evenings during the months of September, October and November. The choir will perform their annual holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 and 4 p.m. There is no singing audition for new members. Community members not enrolling in this course for college credit are encouraged to register for the Red Cedar Choir

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In the Wednesday, Aug. 28, edition of the Register, a story on a Cumberland nature photographer was published. The photographer was misidentified. Her name is Jan Killian rather than Peterson. The Register apologizes for this error. — WCR

Births Born at Indianhead Medical Center A boy, Gary Bradford, was born Sept. 1, 2013, to Sarah and Ben Chamberlain, Spooner. •••

Monday, Sept. 16: Baked ham, sweet potatoes, broccoli salad, fresh fruit. Tuesday, Sept. 17: Taco casserole with tortilla chips, sour cream, applesauce, cookie. Wednesday, Sept. 18: Meat loaf, baked potatoes, sour cream, yellow beans, carrot cake. Thursday, Sept. 19: Hot turkey sandwich, gravy, mashed potatoes, squash, fruit salad. Friday, Sept. 20: Stuffed green peppers, wild rice mix, fruit and cheese plate, peaches. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Call 715-468-4750. Menu subject to change. All meals served with coffee, milk and tea.

Alzheimer’s Walk fundraiser Stop in at the Shell Lake State Bank in Shell Lake and consider a donation for a chance to win one of the three baskets on display that are a fundraiser for the 2013 Alzheimer’s Walk. The Shell Lake State Bank team will be drawing a lucky winner on Friday, Sept. 13, one day prior to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner.   —  Photo by Suzanne Johnson

online at enrichment/arts or at the first rehearsal. For more information, please contact Joosten at 715-458-4803 or email — from UWBC

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ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK Guinea pigs and rats both make really good pets, Pets that some people would just as soon forget. They have personality, and I know firsthand, ‘Cause I have had both, and I think they are grand. Pigs are so cute with the noises they make, And rats will eat anything from rat food to cake. Right now we have both, two guinea pigs and two rats, All four are boys and none of them mind cats. You should check them out maybe try something new, Guinea pigs or rats might be just right for you. Dogs for adoption: 2-year-old neutered black/white corgi/ shih tzu mix; 2-yearold spayed Newfoundland/Airedale mix; 2-year-old neutered gray pit bull; two 1-year-old male brindle/white Staffordshire terriers; 7-year-old spayed bichon/poodle mix; 4-year-old female tan/white Chihuahua mix; 7-year-old neutered black Lab mix and a 7-month-old female bulldog/hound mix. Cats for adoption: 1-year-old female gray/white shorthair; 10-week-old longhair tortie; two 4-monthold orange/white male tabbies; 4-1/2-month-old orange/white male tiger; 9-week-old male Siamese; 8-week-old female longhair gray kitten and a black/ white kitten; 3-1/2-month-old male black/white shorthair kitten; 10-week-old gray/white shorthair kitten; two 3-month-old dilute calicos; 3-month-old dilute calico; 3-year-old medium-hair tortie with one-half tail; 2-year-old shorthair dilute calico; 1-year-old male black shorthair; 10-week-old gray female shorthair; 3-1/2-month-old black/gray shorthair and two medium-hair black kittens. Strays include:  Adult female black Lab found on Hwy. 70 near Village East. WCAHS will have the scrap metal dumpster at the shelter through the month of September.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Jonathan Curtis and Kate Pearson, both of Shell Lake, were named to the University of St. Thomas 2013 spring semester dean’s list. — from UST •••


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WITC ranks fourth-best two-year college in nation College ranked in top 10 for past nine years

SHELL LAKE — Although the school year has just begun, students at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College’s four campuses have reason to be especially optimistic. A study by Washington Monthly ranks WITC fourth among two-year colleges nationwide. In 2007, Washington Monthly combined results from a nonprofit organization called the Community College Survey of Student Engagement with graduation rates published by the U.S. Department of Education to create the first-ever list of America’s best community/technical colleges, which ranked WITC seventh. In

2010, updated information was compiled and WITC moved up to sixth. This year the list was updated with new CCSSE data ranking roughly 700 community/ technical colleges nationwide in order to identify the 50 best community/technical colleges of 2013. WITC President Bob Meyer states that the board, administration and staff are extremely proud of and pleased with the ranking. “The movement up in the rankings is confirmation that the college’s strategic plan and continuous improvement activities are making a difference for our students,” Meyer said. “These results show how incredibly committed WITC’s entire staff is to making the students experience at WITC outstanding and rewarding.”

Can You Dig It garden workshop to be held SPOONER — A Can You Dig It? Get More Plants For No Money workshop will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 6-7 p.m., at the Spooner Ag Research Station Teaching and Display Garden. UW-Extension and North Country Master Gardener volunteers sponsor this outdoor hands-on workshop and discussion. There is no cost to attend.  The Display Garden is located on Orchard Lane, one-half mile east of the stoplights in Spooner off Hwy. 70.  Watch for garden meeting signs. UW-Extension Master Gardener volunteers Sharon Tarras, Katie Childs and Terrie Strand will walk participants through the perennial and annual display


gardens and explain how gardeners can save money by propagating flowers and vegetables right from their own gardens. Using plant materials from the display garden, master gardeners will show how to propagate plants through division, cuttings, seed saving, and with bulbs and tubers. This workshop is the fourth in a series of five Meet Me At The Garden workshops. The final workshop, Putting the Garden to Bed, is Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 5-6 p.m. For more information, contact Kevin Schoessow at the Spooner Area UWEX office at 715-635-3506 or 800-528-1914. — from UWEX

According to the Washington Monthly report, the CCSSE survey is comprised of more than 100 questions on a range of topics including teaching practices, student workload, interaction with faculty and student support. The CCSSE combines the results of those questions into aggregate benchmark scores in five categories: Active and collaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, student-faculty interaction and support for learners. The benchmark scores are standardized to range from 0 to 100 with an average score of 50. WITC’s highest CCSSE scores were reflected in the active and collaborative learning category. The WITC benchmark for Student-faculty Interaction was also high.

WITC seeks community input SHELL LAKE — Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College President Bob Meyer will be conducting strategic planning forums at all WITC locations in an effort to obtain input from the WITC community. Information gathered at the forums will be used in the development of the college’s 2015-2018 strategic plan. Members of the community are welcome to attend the public forum on Monday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. at the WITC Administrative Office in Shell Lake.  Members of the community are also welcome to provide feedback by accessing the online or paper surveys at Ranked fourth best two-year college

by Judy Pieper

First thing I have to do this week is thank Sharai for doing the news last week. She was right, I was frantic. I have all year to prepare for the family weekend at Treeland in Hayward, and there is still way too much lastminute stuff to do. It’s nice to know that I can always count on Sharai. And, she does such a great job. She’s definitely a hard act to follow. We did have a great weekend. In addition to all my kids, grandkids and great-grandkids, my cousin, Sue Hefty, joined us. We had to be on our toes all weekend because we had four 2-year-old toddlers running around. It was wonderful. The big event of the weekend, of course, was the volleyball tournament, which is always held on Sunday afternoon. Ryan Lehmann is the captain of one team and Jim Marsh is the captain of the other. Ryan’s team has won the tournament every year for about the past five years, but Jim’s team finally won this time. When we took the pictures of the winning and losing teams, Jim’s team looked like a commercial for toothpaste. Huge smiles. It was great. Better luck next year, Ryan and teammates. Sanara Marsh came home from Massachusetts for the weekend, and she brought her boyfriend, Thomas Wise, with her. It was the first time any of us had met Thomas, and I was worried that meeting our entire goofy family at one time might be just a little overwhelming for him. Ha! Didn’t seem to bother him at all. He seems to be a genuinely nice young man, and he fit right in. He played soccer in college, so he was quite the asset on Ryan’s team. We all hope we’ll see him again next year, I did tell you, didn’t I, that the grandkids who deserted us for Montana came home again? They were only out there about a month when they came to their senses and decided that they would rather be in Wisconsin. So they had a pretty nice vacation in a beautiful state but are now back where they belong. Sue Meier stayed with us for a few days after the weekend. She, Don and Anitia Lehmann, and Duane and I went to the Rolling Oaks for supper one evening. The food was delicious, and we had a chance to visit with Tinille, who was working at the time. And on Wednesday, Sue, Geri Pittman, Dorothy Orth, and I went to the Twin Cities to shop. We stopped at Ikea and came away with stuff we just couldn’t live without. Dorothy asked if we could find, I think it was called Trader Joe’s, and we did. They have all kinds of good stuff to eat and we picked up lots of things there. Then we stopped at Home Goods in Woodbury and saw all kinds of things we would have liked to have. They have the best selection of pots, pans and baking dishes. On Thursday, Anitia called and said that she and Marguerite Andersen were going to the farmers market over on 16th Street toward Barron and asked if Sue and I would like to go along. We did, and I was amazed by the many different craft, produce and food stands there were. It was almost like going to the Rutabaga Fest. They are open every Thursday until the first frost, so maybe we’ll get over there again before the end of the season. The Barronett Colorfest is almost here – yea! Sharai did such a nice job telling about all the events last week that I won’t go into all the details again. I am so looking forward to cheering on the teams in the slow-pitch softball tournament. And, I think I will enter the baking contest this year. I haven’t done that for a few years because I haven’t had time, but peaches are so much fun to

bake with. I even have a recipe picked out, one that my mom used to like a lot. I’ll let you know how I do. If you like to bake, bring in something made with peaches and remember to bring the recipe with you. The more entries we have, the better. The judges probably won’t be able to eat for the rest of the day, but that’s OK. I think they enjoy tasting everything. I hope you will be able to join us for worship service at the Barronett Community Center on Sunday, Sept. 22. It is always such a nice service. We sing the old familiar hymns. Pastor Todd will be leading the service and, afterward we serve wonderful caramel rolls and beverages. It would be a perfect time to get to know the congregation of Barronett Lutheran a little better. Bill Gill was at the Red Brick with a friend one morning this past week while we were there. We had a good time visiting with him. Bill said he would come to the Colorfest on the condition that I didn’t talk him into judging the flowers and produce. I haven’t talked to the friendly neighborhood moocher this week, but I’m sure he’ll be there, too. In fact, he might even be one of the judges for the baking contest. I’m not sure about that. But it’s a sure bet that he will be at the pie and ice-cream social. He never misses that event. Pat Sweet loves to take walks, and the weather lately has been perfect for strolling around the farm. However, when she walks she always goes around the cornfield, and she has decided that’s probably not the best idea at this time of the year. Doug was getting a little concerned because the corn is so high now and bear like that nice, fresh corn, so he warned her that she should probably avoid going out there alone. Sure enough - he was right. He went out a couple of days later and there was a big area where bears had been stuffing themselves with his corn and then, to add insult to injury, knocking down lots of the stalks by taking naps after their nice meal. I think Pat has changed her walking route until after they go into hibernation. The women of Barronett Lutheran met for the first time this fall last Thursday evening. We made plans for the Colorfest, and we changed the date for the Scandinavian dinner. Instead of having it the first Saturday of December, we’re going to have it the first Saturday in November. That way we hope that the weather will be a little nicer, and that the people who normally leave for the winter will still be here. Trust me on this, you will hear a lot more about the Scandinavian dinner before the first of November. Duane is in St. Cloud, Minn., this week with his stepson, Carl. Carl is losing his battle to cancer, and his doctor has told us that the end is very near. Please keep Carl in your prayers. That’s about it from Barronett this week. Please remember to mark Sept. 20, 21 and 22 down on your calendar and join us for the Colorfest. See you next time.

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by Helen V. Pederson Written for last week Last Monday, Mavis and Roger Flach drove to Hibbing, Minn., to visit Bea Kate and also visit with Ernie Erickson, a cousin of Mavis’ who was visiting from North Carolina. Monday evening, John and Mary Marschall met Karen and Ben Holzem in Rice Lake to take in a movie and dinner afterward. Lillian Ullom had supper Thursday evening with Florence Carlson at her home along with brother Frank and sister Margaret Jones. Peder Pederson enjoyed dinner with his daughter, Cheri, as her husband, Steve, was in the Twin Cities working. Ruth Swan had her son, David, Eau Claire, was a visitor this week. Her granddaughter, Sara, and children, Audrey and Emmett, left for home in the East on Wednesday after visiting Joni and Mark Parker and other relatives for a week. Steve Reitzel and his wife brought treats to Glenview tenants Wednesday afternoon in honor of his mother, Laura Reitzel’s, birthday. We miss her infectious laugh and cheerful disposition. Thursday afternoon, we had a birthday party here for Opal Gothblad’s 91st birthday, given by her family. Birthday blessing to you, Opal. Congratulations to the Shell Lake band and its director Ben Kunselman for doing so well at the Cumberland Rutabaga Festival. Money can’t buy sunsets, songs wild birds and the music of the wind in the trees – these are free as the air we breathe. Written for this week Town and Country Days have come and gone. It was a beautiful weekend. The service at the beach was wellattended. The music and the message were inspiring. Have you noticed how much shorter the days are? Sunday, Sept. 8, was Grandparents Day and Wednesday, Sept. 11, will be remembered as a frightful day in New York when the Twin Towers were destroyed and many died. Monday, we celebrated Jean Tully’s birthday with cake and ice cream. Birthday greetings to you, Jean. Louise Schade and Margaret Jones spent the holiday in Shell Lake and stayed another week with their sister, Florence Carlson. Sunday, Salem Lutheran Church welcomed their new pastor, Susan Odegard, with a full house and potluck after services. It was also Sunday School Rally Day. Chad White, my grandson of Cross Plains, spent a week with Jeff and Brent and was fortunate to get a 360pound bear. They brought him out here to show me. Congratulations, Chad. A friend of his from Madison came up for a couple of days. They left for home on Sunday. The Gronning boys are out in White Fish Bay, Mont., hunting elk. I heard today Jerid and Jessie each got an elk and will now hunt mule deer. Several from our area attended the outdoor wedding in Siren of John Berlin and his wife, Robin. It was beautiful and glad the weather cooperated for them. They will live in Shell Lake. By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work 12 hours a day.


Washburn County Court Lisa A. Bryant, Joliet, Ill., speeding, $175.30. Jason Bucholtz, Middleton, speeding, $250.90. Racquel Z. Christner, Shell Lake, dog at large at Shell Lake beach, $25.00. Gail S. Clayton, Birchwood, seat belt violation, $10.00; operating without valid license, $200.50. April J. Coyle, Shell Lake, speeding, $175.30. Jonathan R. Curtis, Shell Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Austin R. Denotter, Hertel, seat belt violation, $10.00. Joseph P. Garner, Peotone, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Reily A. Graf, Waukesha, underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. John R. Grassl, Shell Lake, disturbance of the peace with motor vehicle, $200.00. Brent A. Griffeth, Spooner, failure to yield right of way, $175.30. Wade D. Hardy, Marshall, N.C., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Caitlin J. Holmes, Birchwood, sell alcohol to underage person, $452.50. Anthony M. Johnson, Minong, theft, $299.00.

Dewey Country We find Dewey Country farmers busy chopping corn for silage. Yes, for the most part, this corn has dried down and won’t make corn so at least the farmers will have something to feed those bossies. No rain this week either, so that’s kind of discouraging. But in the end farmers will survive. A very happy birthday to Kyle Hoppe and to Andrea Redding, as they enjoy their special day with lots more to come on Sept. 15. A very happy anniversary to Mike and Tammy Dahle as they celebrate their special day with lots more to come on Sept. 16. Happy birthday wishes go out to Daniel Petersen, Sept. 17. Have a wonderful day, Daniel. Happy birthday on Sept. 21 when Alexa Dahlstrom celebrates her birthday. Have a great one Alexa. Jack and Ginny Schnell (Hulleman) celebrated their anniversary Sept. 3 by flying to Las Vegas. Sounds like fun. June Wickman was taken by ambulance to the Shell Lake hospital on Sept. 1 where she spent a number of days. She came home on Friday. We hope you’re feeling much better June. Did you get to see the Celtic Thunder Heritage on Wednesday night? Those guys can really sing. Our days are getting darker lately. Yes the day is dark about 8:30 p.m. now. It used to be dark in October and November. I think our weather is changing, don’t you? The parish nurses met for lunch on Friday at Diane Hulleman’s. Also coming for a delicious lunch was Pastor Jack Starr. Saturday was Jameson’s third birthday, so of course his grandma, Diane Hulleman, joined Shannon Chempony and girls at the Wilderness Walk in Hayward. Unfortunately it closed on Labor Day so they came back and had birthday cake along with Nancy Murray. Have a happy birthday Jameson. Sunday found Diane taking lunch to her friend, Nancy Thompson, who had a stroke awhile back. Nancy is getting along, but not fast enough, she says. Sunday Sandy Atkinson and Kristen Karl and girls went to Eau Claire to shop for Kimmy’s wedding. Kimmy will be getting married in September. Penny Ladd tells me she has 19 students enrolled in special education this year. This is besides her driver’s education. Penny and Jeff’s kids are involved in sports, Girl Scouts, dance and football. Rylee starts playing basketball also so Penny is a very busy lady. Devin Ladd also is in football so that keeps him busy

A heartfelt thank-you to the staff of Terraceview Living Center & Indianhead Medical Center for Tom’s care. Tom’s recovery was hard, but your compassion was huge! Special thanks to Nan, Wanda and Judy.

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Jacob E. Pederson, Shell Lake, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Brian J. Pribbenow, Duluth, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Stanley, R. Radomski, Birchwood, operate ATV or UTV in careless way, $200.50. Rachael L. Roelle, Shell Lake, OWI, $817.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Seamus D. Rowe, Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., OWI, $817.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Ryan M. Seidl, Cornell, speeding, $208.50. Shari A. Sheehan, Shell Lake, speeding, $175.30. Rosanne M. Smith, Shell Lake, dog running at large at beach, $25.00. Randy J. Staples, Webster, speeding, $175.00. Mary J. Taylor, Webster, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Brea F. Timmerman, Mankato, Minn., operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Lindsay J. Wolf, Menomonie, inattentive driving, $187.90.

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by Pauline Lawrence

also. Labor Day weekend, Evelyn Melton attended a wedding shower for Robin Melton who will be married Oct. 12. She is the daughter of Randy and Roxanne Melton. Robin Melton was home at her folks, Cecil and Evelyn Melton’s, for Labor Day weekend. This Sunday found Vicki Trott, Peggy Vesta and Don Lane playing cards with the Meltons. Butch and Loretta VanSelus took in Jerry Brown’s benefit spaghetti meal and enjoyed it. Well it’s hip-hip-hurray for Butch VanSelus who will be leaving his job at Birchwood Mfg., I believe Sept. 29. Good for you, Butch, on your retirement and may you have lots of good times ahead. Jim Toll tell us over the Labor Day holiday David Toll and Tammy Moe, Monty Hilleman and Tam Toll and Marilyn Toll were up for the long weekend and enjoyed a grill-out. We find Karen Vanderhoof very busy canning tomatoes. She says she didn’t water her garden and things didn’t do too well. But if I know Karen that garden outdid itself. Jim Toll tells us he attended an open house on Sunday at the Wellness Center that a doctor he goes to held. The open house was Friday through Sunday. David has put in a new fence and will be buying some calves soon. I find my daughter Paula Cramer very busy this weekend. Saturday she was in a wedding and Sunday she had to work at the bank. Needless to say, she was pooped. Recently Paula put her home up for sale through a Realtor. She says with Kenzie going to college a year from now, the house will just be too big, so she wants to downsize. My sister Marie Quam tells us her three sons are busy chopping corn now. Take a trip out to Poquette Lake Orchard for a variety of apples, along with baked goodies made by Lynn. Betty Meister tells us their four kids were home for Labor Day weekend. Scatter sunshine. Have a great week.

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Nathanial Z. Johnson, Spooner, operating while suspended, $200.50. Christopher C. Kittirath, Waukesha, underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. Wayne P. Knott, Spooner, hit-and-run unattended vehicle, $263.50. Christopher R. Knowles, Humble, Texas, speeding, $175.30. Kara L. Lathrop, Hayward, speeding, $175.30. Stacia B. Layman, Esko, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Brittany M. Lepley, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Mary T. Lundell, Sarona, speeding, $200.50 Brandon J. Mertens, Dorchester, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50; failure to display vehicle license plates, $150.10. Robert G. Nowak, North Branch, Minn., OWI, $741.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Jane M. Nynas, Minong, dog running at large, $25.00. Olynick Transit Inc., Cadott, raw forest products overweight, $3,866.76.

Aron J. Anderson, Fargo, N.D., and Kali J. PaceGraczyk, Fargo, N.D. Michael J. Latterner, Chicago, Ill., and Laina R. Farmer, Chicago, Ill. Ryne J. Lubke, St. Louis Park, Minn., and Michaela V. Glynn, St. Louis Park, Minn. David M. Mendenhall, Woodbury, Minn., and Danielle R. Grau, Woodbury, Minn.

Clint R. Wickman, Shell Lake, and Marife Pacho, Shell Lake. Chad S. Moore, Anoka, Minn., and Shannon T. Strohm, Anoka, Minn. Kevin W. Roth, Saginaw, Mich., and Alaina R. Spaeth, Saginaw, Mich.

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A sincere thank-you to Indianhead Medical Center, Hearts of Gold, Terraceview Living Center, United Methodist Church, Skinner Funeral Home and all of our friends, neighbors and relatives for all of the calls, visits, cards and flowers. The outpouring of support and generosity during this time of loss is truly appreciated.

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Brendan D. Maher, Lake Elmo, Minn., burglary, $2,338.75, probation, sent. withheld; burglary, $518.00, probation, sent. withheld; burglary, $268.00, probation, sent. withheld, twice. Andrew J. Mortensen, Spooner, bail jumping, $268.00, probation, sent. withheld; possession of methamphetamine, $518.00, state prison, extended supervision. Robert G. Nowak, North Branch, Minn., possess drug paraphernalia, $263.50. Jennifer J. Rognholt, Sarona, operating while revoked, $389.50, community service. Aleica M. Springer, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld.; resisting or obstructing an officer, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Phillip W. Suriano, Rice Lake, possession of THC, $243.00, probation; possess drug paraphernalia, $243.00. David E. Baron, Libertyville, Ill., speeding, $200.50. David C. Bergh, Birchwood, speeding, $175.30. Sara D. Brunsell-Raehl, Chippewa Falls, speeding, $175.30.

(Sept. 11, 18, 25) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY WESTCONSIN CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff vs. KEVIN M. VON FELDT, JENNY TRINH-VON FELDT, ROYAL CREDIT UNION, AMERICAN HONDA FINANCE CORPORATION Defendant(s) Case No. 11CV128 Code: 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale rendered in the above-entitled action on October 19, 2012, in the amount of $186,316.91, the undersigned Sheriff of Washburn County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction at the north entrance of the Washburn County Courthouse in the City of Shell Lake, in said County, on the 6th day of November, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: Lot 16, Block 1, Little Bear Addition, (in the Town of Long Lake), Washburn County, Wisconsin. Tax Parcel No. 65026-2-37-11-22-5 15-426508000. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N1130 Little Bear Road, Sarona, Wisconsin. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: A deposit of 10% of sale price to be deposited in cash or by certified check with the Sheriff at the time of sale; balance to be paid by cash or certified check upon confirmation of sale. Dated this 10th day of September, 2013. /s/Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Attorney Christine A. Gimber WELD, RILEY, PRENN & RICCI, S.C. 3624 Oakwood Hills Parkway P.O. Box 1030 Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 715-839-7786 Attorneys for Plaintiff This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 591896 WNAXLP

(Sept. 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY United States of America acting through Rural Housing Service (RHS), Successor in Interest to Farmers Home Administration, 5417 Clem’s Way, Stevens Point, WI 54482, Plaintiff, vs. Christine J. Scalzo n/k/a Christine J. Root a/k/a Christine J. Tomczak 726 Walter Street Spooner, WI 54801, Defendant. Classification: 30404 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 2012 CV 11 By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action on the 27th day of August, 2012, I or my designee will sell at public auction in the North Entrance to the Washburn County Courthouse, 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871, on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., all of the following described mortgaged premises, to-wit: Lot Seven (7), Block “E”, Scribner’s Addition to the City of Spooner, Washburn County, Wisconsin, EXCEPT the East Thirty-five (35) feet thereof. PIN: #65-281-2-39-12-30-5 15630-612000. Legacy PIN: #65 281 2 39 12 30 4 4 6120. Tax ID: #30656. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 726 Walter Street, Spooner, WI 54801. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: 10% of amount of bid by certified check payable to Clerk of Court at time of Sale. BALANCE DUE: Within ten (10) days after Confirmation of Sale Hearing held on October 14, 2013, payable to Clerk of Court. Dated at Shell Lake, Wisconsin, this 22nd day of Aug., 2013. /s/Terrence C. Dryden, Sheriff Washburn County, Wisconsin Heywood, Cari & Anderson, S.C., is the creditor’s law firm and is attempting to collect a debt for the creditor. Any information the debtor provides to Heywood, Cari & Anderson, S.C. will be used for that purpose. Heywood, Cari & Anderson, S.C. Attorney for Plaintiff, Samuel R. Cari 816 Dominion Dr., Suite 100 P.O. Box 125 Hudson, WI 54016 591093 WNAXLP (715) 386-5551


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The Shell Lake Area Fire Association Board of Directors will hold their quarterly meeting Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 7 p.m., at the Fire Hall, 400 6th Ave., Shell Lake, WI. Agenda: Approval of minutes; voucher list; treasurer’s report; fire chief’s report; unfinished business: rescue truck bids; new business: ratify paved roadway easement, 2014 budget; set next meeting date. 591726 4r WNAXLP Bradley A. Pederson, Secretary/Treasurer


The City of Shell Lake is seeking proposals for health insurance coverage for participating full-time city employees and families. Copies of the current coverage and employee census can be obtained from City Administrator Brad Pederson, phone number 715-468-7679. Proposals must be submitted to the City Administrator’s Office, 501 First Street, P.O. Box 520, Shell Lake, WI 54871, by 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 15, 2013. The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to select the proposal most advantageous to the City. Bradley A. Pederson, City Administrator 591730 4-5r WNAXLP


Enjoy the beautiful northwoods of Wisconsin where hiking, skiing and fishing abound. Spooner Health System (SHS) is looking for Part-time Nursing IT Specialist. The IT Specialist will provide support of clinic information systems in the hospital and home health agency. The Specialist serves as a resource person for the daily operational issues of the facility’s clinical systems. This position reports to the Director of IT. For the fifth time, SHS has been recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” facilities. This award recognizes the commitment we have in using technology to fulfill our mission to provide high quality health care to our patients. We’ve partnered with StuderGroup and have made a “Commitment to Excellence” that has resulted in improved employee and patient satisfaction. Our goal is to make SHS a better place for patients to receive care, employees to work and physicians to practice medicine. If you share these principles, we encourage you to join our team. We are a 25bed critical access hospital and provide home health services. Successful candidate will have a current RN License for WI, Clinical information systems experience (CPSI preferred) and experience using Windows and Microsoft applications. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a healthcare environment and a minimum of 2 years’ experience with personal computers. Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and excellent benefit package offered.

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washburncountyregister (Aug. 28, Sept. 4, 11) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DUSTIN DOUGLAS SCHEIL DOD 7/19/2013 Notice Setting Time to Hear Application and Deadline for Filing Claims (Informal Administration) Case No. 13 PR 39 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth February 24, 1983, and date of death July 19, 2013, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 111 Euclid Avenue, Birchwood, WI 54817. 3. The application will be heard at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, before Marilynn E. Benson. Probate Registrar, on Sept. 16, 2013 at 9 a.m. Yo do not need to appear unless you object. The application may be granted if there is no objection. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is December 6, 2013. 5. A claim may be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. 6. This publication is notice to any persons whose names or address are unknown. Marilynn E. Benson Probate Registrar August 16, 2013 Alan L. Sykes SYKES LAW OFFICE P.O. Box 111 Rice Lake, WI 54868 715-234-9078 590714 Bar No.: 01017876 WNAXLP



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The City of Shell Lake will receive sealed bids at the Village Hall, located at 501 First Street, Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871, for the construction of Wastewater Fine Screen Improvements until 11:00 a.m., October 2, 2013. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time. The work for which bids are asked includes the following: the project includes construction of sanitary wastewater fine screening building. Work includes demolition of existing 1934 screening building. Construction of new facility including installation of pre-engineered precast concrete building on cast inplace concrete foundation. Installation of a mechanical fine screen, building, foundation, HVAC system, plumbing system, electrical system, site grading and restoration. 1. Wastewater Fine Screen Facility 2. Mechanical Fine Screen 3. Engineered Fabricated Concrete Building 4. Portable Standby Engine Generator The BIDDING DOCUMENTS may be examined at the offices of MSA Professional Services, Inc., Baraboo, Beaver Dam, Madison, Marshfield, Rhinelander and Rice Lake, Wisconsin; Davenport and Dubuque, Iowa; Galena, Illinois; and Duluth, Minnesota, the City of Shell Lake. Planholders list will be updated interactively on our web address at under Bids. Copies of the BIDDING DOCUMENTS are available at You may download the digital plan documents for $20 by inputting Quest eBidDoc #2915774 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact at 952-233-1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading and working with the digital project information. No proposal will be accepted unless accompanied by a certified check or bid bond equal to at least 5% of the amount bid, payable to the OWNER as a guarantee that, if the bid is accepted, the bidder will execute and file the proper contract and bond within 15 days after the award of the contract. The certified check or bid bond will be returned to the bidder as soon as the contract is signed, and if after 15 days the bidder shall fail to do so, the certified check or bid bond shall be forfeited to the OWNER as liquidated damages. No bidder may withdraw his bid within 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof. WAGE RATES Wisconsin State Wage Rates: Pursuant to Section 66.0903, Wisconsin Statutes, the minimum wages to be paid on the project shall be in accordance with the wage rate scale established by State wage rates. Federal Davis Bacon Wage Rates: Federal wage rates can be found at Be aware that project Administrators, Bidders and Contractors are required to use the latest federal wage rate available at the time of bid opening. The minimum wages to be paid on the project shall be the higher of the wage scale established by either the Federal or State wage rates. This project anticipates the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funding. Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract, Section 3, Segregated Facility, Section 109 and E.O. 11246. This project anticipates use of Wisconsin DNR Clean Water Fund Program funding. We encourage Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs), Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs), and Small Businesses in Rural Areas (SBRAs) to submit bid proposals. A municipality, in awarding prime contracts, and the primary engineer and primary contractor, in awarding subcontractors, are required to make a good faith effort to achieve a combined minimum goal of 15% participation for MBE/WBE utilization in accordance with s.NR 162.09(3), s.NR 166.12(4), and s.NR 167.18(4) Wis. Admin. Code. If a subcontractor awards subcontracts, these requirements shall apply to the subcontractor. OWNER reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids. Published by the authority of the City of Shell Lake. CONSULTING ENGINEER: MSA Professional Services, Inc. 1230 South Boulevard Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913 Scott Chilson, P.E. 591926 4-5r WNAXLP (608) 355-8868


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(Sept. 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY LNV Corporation Plaintiff vs. PAMELA ANN OTHOUDT A/K/A PAMELA ANN PARADISE, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 12 CV 81 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on March 26, 2013, in the amount of $106,927.70, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 2, 2013, at 10:00 AM TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following terms: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: That part of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4, Section 11, Township 37 North, Range 12 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of said Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4; thence North 86 degrees 50` East, 809 feet; thence North 5 degrees 35` West, 33 feet to the place of beginning; thence North 5 degrees 35` West, 344.14 feet; thence North 86 degrees 50` East, 462 feet; thence South 5 degrees 35` East, 357.64 feet; thence West 462 feet to the place of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: W5432 Zimmerman Road, Sarona, WI 54870. TAX KEY NO.: 65-032-2-37-1211-4 03-000-003000. Dated this 30th day of July, 2013. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Dustin A. McMahon Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1086857 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 2909633 591092 WNAXLP



Shell Lake Middle School football takes to the field

Coach Ryan O’Connell and coach Aaron Anderson discuss halftime strategies during their season opener at Clear Lake on Thursday, Sept. 5. The Shell Lake Middle School football team lost 48-16. — Photos by Tara Burns


Shell Lake to receive School of Recognition award for sixth consecutive year MADISON — State Superintendent Tony Evers announced 167 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition awards for the 2013-14 academic year, an honor that recognizes success in educating students from low-income families. “What a great way to start the school year,” Evers said. “By recognizing schools for their success at educating our students, we put the focus where it belongs: on our children.” All award-winning schools receive federal Title I funding to provide services to high numbers or high percentages of economically disadvantaged children. Schools received awards in three categories: High-Achieving, High-Progress and Beating the Odds, based on specific criteria. Shell Lake Elementary School is being recognized for the sixth consecutive year in the Beating the Odds Schools category. Other area schools being recognized in this category are Frederic Elementary School, seven years; Unity Elementary School; Webster Elementary School, five years; and Webster Middle School, seven years. All schools for the Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition criteria receive federal Title I aid because they have significant numbers of students from low-

income families based on federal free and reduced-price school meal income guidelines. Also, all schools meet the state’s testparticipation, attendance and dropout goals. Additional award criteria for Beating the Odds Schools is that they are in the top 25 percent of high-poverty schools in the state, and have above-average student achievement in reading and mathematics when compared to schools from similarly sized districts, schools, grade configurations and poverty levels. “The staff and administration of these schools are committed to breaking the link between poverty and low academic achievement through rigorous programming and attention to student needs,” Evers said. “The partnerships these schools create among teachers, parents, administrators, other school staff members, and the community provide an educational environment that supports children’s learning so our students graduate college and career ready.” The state superintendent will host an awards program at the state Capitol on Tuesday, Oct. 8, to further recognize Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition Award recipients. Each school will receive a plaque and $500 for use by the school. — from WDPI

Future Lakers take to the field

Playing for the third- and fourth-grade blue team are (L to R) back row: Koy Hopke, Kale Hopke, Nicholas Eiche, Tristan Kemp, Tanner Smith and Malachi Trudell. Front: Cody Sylvester, Brady Lehnherr, Aspen Klopp, Connor Hageny and Owen Carlson. 5.

Sean Heckel makes a tackle for the Shell Lake Middle School football team on Thursday, Sept.

Shell Lake School menu Breakfast Thursday, Sept. 12: Yogurt parfait, mini cinnamon roll. Friday, Sept. 13: Laker pizza, apple stick. Monday, Sept. 16: Bagel, muffin and cheese stick. Tuesday, Sept. 17: Cereal and toast, 3-berry bar and mini muffin. Wednesday, Sept. 18: Pancake, yogurt parfait. Thursday, Sept. 19: Waffle, strawberries, mini cinnamon roll. Friday, Sept. 20: Cheddar omelet, toast, apple stick. Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/ fruit and milk and is free to all students.

Lunch Thursday, Sept. 12: Chicken wrap. Friday, Sept. 13: Rotini pasta with meatballs. Monday, Sept. 16: Ham or turkey sandwich. Tuesday, Sept. 17: Burrito bowl. Wednesday, Sept. 18: Build a burger. Thursday, Sept. 19: Chicken nuggets. Friday, Sept. 20: Lasagna. Alternate lunch choice of either: Sandwich pack: PB&J, flavored cracker and cheese stick or flavored fat-free yogurt with granola, flavored cracker and cheese stick.

Playing for the third- and fourth-grade yellow team are (L to R) back row: Emmit Johnson, Tyler Dorweiler, Bryton Summer, Jackson Schaffer, Cade Hanson, Tanner Kemp and Isaac Hopke. Front: Jameson Lucas, Isaac Smith, Ethan Lyga and Travis Swan. They played their game during the halftime of the Lakers varsity game on Friday, Sept. 6.

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Kale Hopke is lining up with his blockers on this touchdown run. His father, coach Byron Hopke, is watching from the backfield. – Photos by Larry Samson

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Class of 1951 holds 62nd reunion The Shell Lake Class of 1951 held its 62nd reunion on Aug. 31 at Tracks in Spooner. Shown back row (L to R): Al Sather, Allen Nelson, Vern Pierce, Dudley Livingston, Joe Rounce, Erling Rohde and William Mackay. Front: Alvin Rydberg, Glen Henderson, Vi Malmin Ingalls, Kappy Ek Bredemus, Marlene Mangelson Swearingen, Lois Bakker Meyer and Pearl Jacobs Elston. — Photo submitted

Talking turkey at Hunt Hill

Albane Seberud shows the beard of a tom turkey.

Eight-year-old Adam Roethel holds a turkey wing to show the size and strength of these powerful fliers.

Photos by LarrySamson

Poppy Ploen is holding a raccoon pelt and Tony Stephanites a fox pelt, showing just some of the predators that feed on the turkey eggs in the spring.

RIGHT: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources biologist Nancy Christel presented the Hunt Hill/Long Lake Preservation Association Cakes at the Lake nature program Rafter of Turkeys on Saturday, Sept. 7. She highlighted the DNR effort to reintroduce the turkeys back to Wisconsin.

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The Shell Lake royalty traveled to Osceola this past weekend to take part in the Osceola Wheels and Wings parade, held Saturday, Sept. 7. Shown (L to R) back row: Miss Shell Lake Dakota Robinson and Princess Staci Zempel. Middle: Junior Miss Shell Lake Zayla Sturtze and Princess Aylissa Zempel. Front: Little Miss Jordan Lawrence and Princess Cyrice Lehmann. — Photo by Greg Marsten

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