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Sept. 14, 2011


Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 Vol. 122, No. 4 • Shell Lake, Wis.

Weekend watch

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• Colorfest Fall Festival, Barronett Civic Center, Barronett. See Events, page 8


What a catch!

9/11 remembered See page 2

SPORTS Area sports results

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People you should know: Vic Sacco See back page


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SHELL LAKE – Effective Saturday, Oct. 1, the city of Shell Lake will have a rate change that charges more for any trash bin size higher than 35 gallons. Rates for a 35-gallon trash bin for garbage pickup are $42 per quarter. The 65-gallon, 95-gallon or even two 95-gallon bins, are all going to be the same price at $50.85 per quarter until 2014. However, the city council would like to let everyone know that if you feel you’d like to save $7.15 per quarter, you have the option of calling Allied Waste (715-234-8076) directly to have them switch out your current bin. – Jessica Beecroft ••• BURNETT/DOUGLAS COUNTIES - Soldiers of the Wisconsin National Guard have come to the rescue of storm-damaged northwestern Wisconsin ... as lumberjacks. Fifty-nine members of the 724th Engineer Battalion are starting to clear roads and trails of trees downed from storms that hit July 1. They’re concentrating on Burnett and Douglas counties. Burnett County Emergency Management Director Bobbi Sichta hopes they can get lots done in the three weeks they’re clearing the debris. “I wish we had them for about three months, but I know it’s not possible.” Sichta says it’s a public safety issue, so cars don’t have to dodge broken trees, snowplowers have a place to put snow this winter, and driedout timber doesn’t create a fire hazard next spring. “It’s such a widespread area,” she says. “That’s the hard part. I mean, it hit 18 towns in the county and that’s well over 75 percent of the county to some degree or another.” While towns and landowners are doing the best they can with private loggers, Douglas County Emergency Management Director Keith Kesler says they need some old-fashioned National Guard muscle. “The way it’s all intertwined and inter-tangled with each other, getting through it with heavy equipment is almost impossible,” he says. - Mike Simonson, Wisconsin Public Radio ••• NORTHWEST WISCONSIN - One of the biggest shows in Wisconsin is about to start. Vibrant fall color displays - and the tourism that goes with that - bring in billions of dollars each autumn. In Wisconsin, it seems money can grow on trees. From September to November last year, fall colors tourists dropped nearly $3 billion on Wisconsin hotels, restaurants and other attractions. So for the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, giving tourists an easy way to find those foliage displays makes good business sense. The department has an interactive map on its Web site called the Fall Colors Report. People can zero in on peak color areas, and it's constantly being updated during the season. Spokeswoman Danielle Johnson says the site got more than 250,000 visitors last autumn. That number could go up, thanks to the map's new features, "Travelers can now submit their own fall color reports, which is really cool. The report can also be viewed from your mobile device, so you can see it on your smart phone or iPad." Wisconsin state parks also reap benefits from fall tourism. An analysis from the state Department of Natural Resources shows that visitation to state parks in the autumn months has increased by about 15 percent over the last decade. Revenues during that time have increased by more than a third, to $3.5 million. -Teresa Shipley, Wisconsin Public Radio

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Tracey Wykel, Shell Lake, caught this 40-inch, 19-pound musky Wednesday, Sept. 7, on an area lake. This is the first musky she has caught. — Photo by John Wykel

County approves RCC request to cover lost state funding

by Jessica Beecroft WASHBURN COUNTY – The Recycling Control Commission of Wasburn and Burnett counties expects to receive $251,450 annually from the state of Wisconsin, but after the Budget Repair Bill was approved, it found the only funds available from the state were $162,337. To make up the difference, the RCC requested money from both Burnett and Washburn counties. The difference is for operating expenses needed to keep the recycling programs afloat for the year. According to Sheldon Johnson, the executive director of the RCC, the Burnett County Board of Supervi-

sors approved their portion over a month ago. On Monday, Sept. 12, the Washburn County Solid Waste Committee approved to send the request to the Washburn County Board of Supervisors at the Tuesday, Sept. 13 meeting, where it was approved by the Washburn County Board. Out of the supplemental fees requested by the RCC, $19,667 is the amount to cover the Washburn County portion of the funds needed to continue the recycling program. Burnett County has already paid their portion of $18,896. Now the RCC will stay in good standing financially and continue to provide recycling services to the counties.

STEP returns to Wisconsin Schools

Free program teaches fifth-graders how to get ready for emergencies

MADISON — Fifth-graders will learn how to prepare for disasters and react to emergencies thanks to a special program being taught once again in schools across Wisconsin. It is called Student Tools for Emergency Planning.

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“The students involved in the STEP program will gain very important and potentially lifesaving knowledge,” said Tod Pritchard, Wisconsin Emergency Preparedness coordinator. “Students take that knowledge home and share it with family and friends, making their communities better prepared for an emergency.” STEP is a turnkey classroom curriculum for teachers to prepare their students for various

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9/11 Remembered


Rice Lake

NY firefighter shares on World Trade Center attacks

RICE LAKE — On the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, remembrance ceremonies have been taking place across the country. At Rice Lake’s commemorative ceremony on Sunday afternoon, WEAU 13 news spoke with a New York City firefighter who survived the World Trade Center attacks. Salvatore Rignola, a New York City fire marshal, spoke in Rice Lake on Sunday, Sept. 11. He said on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, he was on his way to work when he got a call from a co-worker telling him a plane had hit one of the Twin Towers. Rignola said he rushed to the World Trade Center to find mass chaos. “Boom, the second plane hits. I look up at the north building and people are jumping out of the building. I see people holding hands jumping out and people trying to make parachutes out of curtains,” Rignola said. The firefighter said he ran into the towers to coordinate rescue efforts, but was able to get out before the first tower collapsed. “People are going to say, ‘Where was God at this time?’ Those Twin Towers had 20,000 people a day in there. There were so many people who should have been killed. It could have been a lot worse than 3,000 victims,” Rignola said. Ten years later, Rignola spent the afternoon telling his story to hundreds of people at Rice Lake’s city park. He says he was compelled to come to Wisconsin, to tell all of how his faith in God got him past the grief of losing friends in the attacks. “Having strong faith and families will get you through. I’m a guy who likes to spread God’s word. Usually I try to block it out, I try not to think that my friends were killed and I lived but seeing everyone here, it was wonderful,” Rignola said.

Salvatore Rignola was a New York firefighter who responded to the attack on the Twin Towers by terrorists 10 years ago. He recounted what it was like at ground zero on that day. He said with typical New York defiance, “If it was me I would rebuild the towers on that same spot and make it one story taller, that is what I would do.”

While we remember those who died in the attacks, the 9/11 survivor said there are many things to be learned from that fateful day. “There were a lot of warnings of what was going to happen. After 9/11 everyone talked about how we were united. We should put the nation first, learn from examples and not let our guard down,” Rignola said. — from

Cakes at the Lake

The New York firefighters and paramedics were the first to fight and die in the War on Terrorism. This simple statue has become the symbol for their effort and sacrifice. — Photos by Larry Samson

Bat presentation held

Shell Lake

by Larry Samson SARONA — Hunt Hill, in cooperation with the Long Lake Preservation Association, held the last Cakes at the Lake Nature Program on Saturday, Sept. 10. Bats were the hot subject for the last program because of white nose syndrome that has the possibility of decimating their numbers. While WNS has not been found in Wisconsin, DNR biologists feel that this winter will be the first year they will be infected. WNS is a fungus that grows in cool, damp conditions. The fungus grows and feeds on the hibernating bats. In the eastern states, the fungus is killing 90-100 percent of the population of a cave. There is no effective treatment or prevention as it is passed from bat to bat, cave to bat and human to cave to bat. The only thing biologists can do is to monitor the bat numbers. The speed at which WNS is spreading is alarming. It was first discovered near Albany, N.Y., in February of 2006 by a photographer who came across some dead bats in a cave. Since then, more than a million bats have died making it one of the worst wildlife health crises in memory according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Hunt Hill is participating in a program with the WI DNR to monitor the bat population and they are looking for volunteers as bat monitors. You can contact Hunt Hill at 715-635-6543 or

ABOVE: WDNR biologist Anna Cellar-Rossler demonstrated the bat sonar detector on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Hunt Hill in Sarona. The device is used to detect and record the bat sonar echo to help identify and monitor their numbers. RIGHT: Sixth-grader Alexa Schurtz demonstrates what a well-dressed bat monitor would wear to protect themselves from the elements and to prevent contamination of the bat caves with white fungus. The geomyces fungus, white-nose syndrome, is threatening the bat population in the eastern states and could move into Wisconsin caves this year. — Photos by Larry Samson

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Man pleads not guilty to fifth OWI charge

by Jessica Beecroft WASHBURN COUNTY – Robin Johnson, 31, Shell Lake, appeared in court Monday, Sept. 12, and pleaded not guilty to what would be his fifth OWI. Johnson did not have a lawyer at the initial court appearance, but he is planning on attaining one before his next court date on Friday, Sept. 30. Judge Eugene Harrington decided to recuse, or dismiss himself from the case, because the arresting officer in the case is his first cousin, Brendan Harrington. A new judge will be assigned for the case. The bail will continue that was set as a signature bond for $1,000. It includes the requirements that Johnson is not to consume any alcohol, not to enter an establishment that sells alcohol for consumption on the premises except for

ASHLAND —The Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program will host a virtual job fair starting Monday, Sept. 19, and running through Friday, Sept. 30. This is one of the events NWWIB and CEP Inc. will host for Workforce Development Month in Wisconsin. The virtual job fair is conducted online through a Web site and access is allowed 24 hours a day during the two weeks of the event. If you are seeking a great career opportunity, a new job or a better job, then register for the virtual job fair by going to . Registration begins Sept. 19. Once registered, you can view all the available jobs through Sept. 30.

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employment and not to operate a motor vehicle without a valid permit. OWI is a felony offense when the alleged drunk driver has four prior drunk driving convictions or refusals. The penalties for a felony drunk-driving offense include mandatory jail time and fines. A court can also include other required forfeitures, such as the convicted person’s vehicle. Courts can, and often do, sentence people convicted of any drunk-driving offense to harsher penalties or other details that may include: penalty ranges, home detention, Huber Law work release privileges, PAC level, forfeiture, penalty surcharge, operating after revocation, operating after suspension, court costs, crime lab drug surcharge and other provisions allowed by court order.

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There is no cost for job seekers to attend the virtual job fair and it’s easy to use. From the privacy and convenience of a computer with Internet access, job seekers simply log on, review a variety of job listings, and post their resumes using the resume format tool on the Web site. It’s that simple. Employers can register for the virtual job fair now by visiting www.goodjob Businesses can access a no-cost booth for this event. Then, Sept. 19-30, the virtual job fair will be up and running, with job seekers resumes ready for potential employers to review. Explore this convenient, cost-effective, efficient way to find a good job and locate excellent workers. For more information about CEP Inc’s virtual job fair, contact them at www.goodjobwisconsin .com. Remember: Employers can secure their booths now. Job seekers will begin registering and posting resumes on Sept. 19. — from NWCEP

Exciting chance drawing items for homecoming event

SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Educational Foundation welcomes Shell Lake alumni and friends to the third-annual Community Homecoming Event on Friday, Sept. 23, starting at 6 p.m. Again this year there will be many items for a chance drawing. Tickets are purchased at the event. Items from the Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Wave, Milwaukee Admirals, Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Wild, Kalahari, Metropolis and Wild Mountain Taylors Falls Recreation are available. Also several local businesses including the Washburn County Register, Andrea Distributing, Shell Lake Marine, Schmitz’s Economart, St. Croix Casino, River Street Dental and the Shell Lake State Bank have all donated items. Come and enjoy some food, music, and conversation with family, neighbors, friends and classmates either during or after the game and check out the chance drawing items. Tickets are currently on sale for a one-of-a-kind Shell Lake Laker

quilt raffle and will remain on sale up until the drawing. The Cut-theDeck raffle for a one-night stay in the African Queen Suite at the Kalahari Resort and Waterpark are also currently on sale. Only 52 tickets will be sold for this prize so get one soon from an SLEF board member, any tickets remaining to be sold will be available at the event. Back by popular demand this year are the photos from past school annuals. Have some fun reminiscing with old classmates, then go over and have your picture done by the caricature artist to show how little you have changed over the years. All proceeds from this event go back to the students of the Shell Lake School District. SLEF is still accepting items for the chance drawing, if any person or business would like to donate please contact Tam Smith at 715-645-0995 or Dan Brereton at 715-416-1504. All donations are tax deductible. — from SLEF

SARONA — Patricia M. Lehmann, 52, Shell Lake, was arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol Spooner Post for allegedly operating a motor vehicle under the influence. A Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper stopped to assist a driver whose vehicle had run out of gas on Hwy. 53 south of

Pine Grove Road near Sarona. The trooper identified indicators of alcohol impairment with the driver. Field sobriety tests were performed, and the trooper arrested Lehmann for fifth-offense operating while intoxicated, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. — from WSP

Shell Lake women arrested for OWI fifth offense

On Saturday, Aug. 27, at approximately 1:27 p.m., Erin M. Clark, 25, Trego, was eastbound on CTH K, .5 mile from River Road, by the boat landing in Trego, when she became distracted, felt her vehicle hit the gravel, and struck the shoulder. She traveled through the ditch, struck a reflector post, continued through the ditch and came to rest when the vehicle struck a large tree. Clark called for assistance, stating she broke her leg. She was transported to the Spooner hospital emergency room and then via Life Link air ambulance to a larger hospital for care at 2:16 p.m. Kendra J. Clark, 4, Trego was a passenger in the vehicle. No injuries were reported to the toddler. The vehicle had severe damage and was towed. - Photo from Washburn County Sheriff’s Dept.

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emergencies including tornadoes, flooding and storms. STEP also shows students how to put together an emergency kit and develop an emergency plan with their families. STEP materials include instructor guides, copies of student handouts and starter emergency kits students can take home. All the materials are supplied to schools through a grant program at no cost. The basic lesson is only one hour, but there are up to eight hours of material available. It is very flexible; if teachers would like to expand the teaching time they can. Last spring, nearly 2,400 fifth-graders in 45 schools around Wisconsin participated in the STEP pilot program. The goal for 2011-12 is 5,000 students in approximately 90 classrooms. To apply, school officials can go to the

Web site: ReadyWisconsin and click on the STEP button. This will direct educators to a simple online application. The application window will close Friday, Oct. 28. The awards will be announced Nov. 7. STEP is sponsored by Wisconsin Emergency Management; the Department of Public Instruction; the Office of Justice Assistance; the Center for School, Youth, and Citizen Preparedness; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. — from Washburn County Emergency Management

More than a play date

by Jessica Beecroft SPOONER – How about a group that supports mothers? The international MOMS Club Spooner chapter - is a group of mothers that come together not only for a play date, but to connect. The Spooner chapter of MOMS Club is a group of all kinds of moms who get together for activities and learning events where you can socialize, learn about new things and build friendships with other moms who are experiencing the same issues. Whether you stay at home, work from home, or even have a difficult work schedule, they believe all moms deserve the time and ability to take care of themselves and share in the joy of caring for others. The group is not all about fun. They also participate in fundraisers throughout the year. They raise money for the Lakeland Family Resource Center in Spooner, have an annual toy drive, and also work at getting support for families in the community. MOMS Club meets the second Tuesday of every month in the basement of the Faith Lutheran Church on Luther Road in Spooner. At every meeting they have either a speaker, topic for discussion or seasonal activity. Meetings start with coffee and chitchat at 9:30 a.m. with business meetings starting at 10 a.m. Other events, such as mom’s night out, family night, fitness club, coffee club, game night and other activities are also

MOMS Club President Jane Lauterbach and Co-president Kathy McDougal help bring moms together for support. - Photo by Jessica Beecroft

scheduled throughout each month. The president of the MOMS Club – Spooner chapter – is Jane Lauterbach. The co-president is Kathy McDougal. To find out more, or to become a member for only $15 a year, please e-mail Lauterbach at or McDougal at MOMS Club is a wonderful way for you to meet other moms and a fun way for your kids to make new friends! Are you new to the community? This is a great way to connect. Come see what the excitement is all about.



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Rich liberal hypocrites

So, Warren Buffet in a column in the New York Times states that he and other wealthy millionaires and billionaires should pay more in taxes. One of the oftcited examples of unfairness by the liberal media is that Buffet reports that he is paying between 17 percent and 18 percent on his income while an executive secretary of his is paying 30 percent on her income. Buffet is a multibillionaire whose Berkshire Hathaway shares, worth about $38 billion, are a good portion of his wealth. You can bet that I was surprised to hear that Berkshire Hathaway has been engaged in a legal struggle with the IRS to avoid paying approximately $1 billion in corporate in-

come taxes that Berkshire’s auditors say that it most likely owes. This $1 billion is approximately 0.2 percent of Berkshires’ assets. Why doesn’t he fork over the money to the feds if he is concerned about not paying his fair share? I would conclude that he is not really concerned about underpayment but cares more about shilling for President Obama who has made higher taxes on millionaires and billionaires a campaign theme. Buffet has set up several foundations to avoid paying taxes. He believes that he and the foundations boards can make better use of the funds distributed to needy causes than the government can. He has said as much on CNBC.

It is perfectly legal and actually desired by the IRS that taxpayers pay extra beyond the tax due. The fact is that few wealthy liberals pay anything extra beyond what they owe. The treasury department has a fund to collect voluntary payments to reduce the national debt. Last year it received $300 million. This represents less than 0.015 percent of the $2.2 trillion collected by the federal government last year. Also in Massachusetts, when taxpayers won a cut in state income tax rates from 5.85 percent to 5.3 percent, the law gave those opposed to the cut an opportunity to file at the higher rate of 5.85 percent. Only about 1,000 taxpayers selected the higher rates.

These taxpayers represent about 0.1 percent of the state’s residents, and the extra amount raised last year was a measly $69,000. This means that the extra payments came from lower-income taxpayers, not the rich. It seems that rich liberals are quite the hypocrites when it comes to paying higher taxes. I guess they just want those making between $200,000 and $1 million to pay more and not themselves.

This is the second letter that I have submitted regarding this important issue that I feel everyone needs to be aware of and informed about. There is a blatant attempt by the governor of Wisconsin to make it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for every citizen of the state to have the right to vote. The governor has pushed for and signed into law a bill that makes it mandatory to show a valid Wisconsin photo identification card in order to vote in this state. This is a poll tax, plain and simple, not unlike the Jim Crow laws of the American southern states years ago that made it impossible for minorities to vote. To obtain a Wisconsin photo ID card requires that a person first find an open Department of Motor Vehicle office, which in a majority of rural areas in this

part of the state, means an office that is open one maybe two days a week or a month and never on weekends so you have to take off work to make it there. Then the kicker is that the state DMV workers have been told not to let residents know that they can get an ID to vote free of charge. Poor folks, old and young folks and folks with disabilities who don’t drive need to fork over $28 plus counter fees just to have the right to vote in a state where we used to just have to show up at the polls on election day with a power bill that proved you lived here for 10 days and you would be allowed to vote. This is a sham and another in a long line of travesties pervaded on us by a corrupt dishonest governor and his administration. State workers who have told residents that

they could obtain IDs free of charge in order to vote have been fired. If you don’t think that this is going to cost the taxpayers a fortune when a judge overturns those firings and awards back pay and damages for wrongful termination then you probably would enjoy a spot of tea. Tom Barrett is going to be running against the current governor in the upcoming recall election. I encourage

everyone to vote. Please tell your family, friends and neighbors that they can obtain a state photo identification card to vote free of charge at any DMV office. Just ask for the ID form and check the box marked for the voting identification card. It’s free.

An Associated Press story, DMV workers told not to mention free IDs, appeared in a recent issue of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Wisconsin DMV workers were instructed to charge people the $28 fee for a state ID card unless they specifically asked for the free one for voting. This comes close to instituting a poll tax, which is unconstitutional. A lower-level Department of Safety and Professional Services employee emailed his co-workers strongly urging them to tell people who are eligible to vote and don’t have an approved ID that they can get one free. The press got a copy of the e-mail and the word was out. What happened to the worker who wrote the e-mail? Oh, he got fired. What

happened to the official who issued the instructions to make people ask for the free ID? Oh, he’s a political appointee and just doing what the Legislature required with the law. John Nichols, writing in The Capital Times, suggested that the poll tax concept has resurfaced with the efforts of secretive right-wing groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council to pass national voter suppression laws such as our new voter ID bill. Several of our state legislators are proud graduates of ALEC. Google ALEC thoroughly. You’ll be delighted.

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Another attempt at awakening awareness of attempts to make it extremely difficult to vote

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Longbranch Saloon and Eatery to salute military veterans

MINONG — The Longbranch Saloon and Eatery, located at 301 5th Ave. in Minong, is offering a salute to military veterans on Saturday, Sept. 17. Veterans can eat a steak meal at no charge. A portion of the paid plate special served that day will be donated to

BURNETT COUNTY — Retired major leaguer Jarrod Washburn, 37, is finding success as a deer farmer in the Coomer area. A 1992 graduate of Webster High School, Washburn attended UWOshkosh and helped lead the Titans to a 1994 Division 3 World Series title during his freshman season and was eventually drafted by the California Angels in 1995 as a 31st pick in the second round. Washburn’s 35-acre fenced farm, named Clam River Whitetails, holds nearly 300 whitetailed deer. He also operates a smaller farm located at his home in Webster. “I have always just loved deer,” said Washburn. “I always joked around with people, that I wanted to buy some deer, just so I could sit on my porch, drink coffee

offset the cost of the Moving Wall project that was held in Spooner back in July. Please RSVP by calling 715-466-2311. — from WCVSO

Elaine D. Walker, Spooner, independent senior sales director with Mary Kay Cosmetics, was recently recognized at the National Seminar in Dallas, Texas. She led her unit to the Circle of Achievement, reaching the $300,000 Unit Club, this seminar year ending June 30. Walker was presented with a plaque for her achievement in addition to a $300,000 diamond bar pin. She was also given a $1,000 bonus for her accomplishment. Walker has earned 14 Mary Kay cars, a trophy on wheels, since she started her career 31 years ago. She is presently on target for her 15th car, tracking the pink Cadillac. As a direct-selling company, Walker’s unit is in 20 states, with 120 independent consultants. Mary Kay not only awards the cars but also pays 85-97 percent of the car insurance. — submitted

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and look at big bucks.” After spending considerable time researching the deerfarming business and investing considerable amounts of money, Clam River Whitetails was born. It has since turned into one of the finest deer-farming facilities in the state. — from the Inter-County Leader ••• RICE LAKE — Health-care classes have moved back onto the WITC-Rice Lake campus with the addition of a new lab and classroom center. The 8,000-square-foot addition, known as the Health Education Center, is located on the southwest part of the college center. The center cost WITC’s new construction maximum of $1.5 million. The center was

completed in 73 working days and was ready by the time staff moved in Aug. 15. For the past three years, WITC-Rice Lake’s health-care classes were taught at the former Marshfield Clinic site near the old Lakeview Medical Center. The classes were moved off the campus due to lack of space. — from The Chronotype ••• CHETEK — Officers believe a Rice Lake man found near Chetek with gunshot wounds to his arm and leg did not intend to hurt himself. According to Barron County dispatch log, deputies were called to CTH I near the Chetek River Campground on Sept. 2. Police ascertained the victim, Michael A. Bender, 25, Rice Lake, had accidentally shot him-

self with a pistol full of bird shot. Bender was taken to the Chetek Airport via ambulance, then flown to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. — from Barron NewsShield ••• BARRON — Monti Hallberg, superintendent of the Barron Area School District, at the helm in trying financial times, expects the school board might discuss in the coming months the need to go to a referendum in helping shore up the district’s finances. There will be no referendum request on the fall ballot though. — from Barron News-Shield


American Heart Association class to be held at Faith Lutheran

SPOONER – An American Heart Association class will be held at Faith Lutheran Church at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Nancy Furchtenicht, registered nurse, will teach the class and will give information on how to respond to choking in infants, children and adults; CPR proce-

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dures on infants, children and adults; and how to use an AED device. Program can be used for licensure certification or recertification as needed. Please call 715-635-8167 to register. Faith Lutheran Church is located on the south side of Spooner, W7148 Luther Road. — submitted

Special education workshop to be held

NEW RICHMOND — Disability Rights Wisconsin, Wisconsin Family Ties and Wisconsin Statewide Parent Educator Initiative are co-sponsoring a free workshop for families with children in special education, and the professionals who work with them. The workshop, IEPs: Basics and Beyond, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 7-9 p.m., at the New Richmond City Hall, 156 E. 1st St. in New Rich-

mond, lower level. Participants will learn about the IEP process and how to be effectively involved. This free workshop is open to everyone and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Jo Pelishek, DRW, 715-736-1232; Pat Rynda, WSPEI, 715-262-3065; or Deb Ramacher, WFT, 715-246-4778. — submitted

Walk to End Alzheimer’s this weekend

SPOONER – The local Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is set for Saturday, Sept. 17. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Spooner Health System. The two-mile walk begins at 10 a.m. “Excitement is building as we approach this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Diana Butz, development and marketing director. “We are seeing a record number of people starting teams, joining teams and sponsoring walkers. It’s tremendous to have awareness increasing so that people understand Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging, but a fatal brain

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners

September 6 - $30 Sylvia Wilhelm, Maplewood, Minn. September 7 - $30 Paul and Chris McDermott, Des Moines, Iowa September 8 - $30 Chuck and Bev Thomas, Shell Lake September 9 - $30 Susan or James Worre, Shell Lake

Skinner Funeral Home Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

Temps & levels

Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2010 Sept. 5 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 11

2011 Sept. 5 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 11

High 65 69 74 57 64 67 70

High 66 67 69 76 84 87 85

Low Precip. 37 44 52 .41” rain 45 .10” rain 40 44 54

Low 40 43 43 49 50 50 54


Lake level: Monday, Sept. 13, 2010: 1,217.45’ MSL Monday, Sept. 12, 2011: 1,218.13’ MSL

disease that can begin very early in middle age, even as early as our 30s. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is our avenue to raise much-needed funds for programs of education, support and research. Funds from Walk to End Alzheimer’s support our local services and help us work to meet our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.” Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association has mobilized millions in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk — now known as the Walk to End Alzheimer’s — a name that truly defines

Lisa Monson (L) and Tom Monson (R) were the $300 August Lions calendar winners. The Monsons of Maple Grove, Minn., are shown with Shell Lake Lions member Vern Lokken who sold them their calendar. — Photo by Jim Meyers

the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Alzheimer’s disease is the largest underfunded public health threat facing the nation today and it’s growing at an epidemic rate. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites thousands of people across the country who want to find an end to this disease. This is a global movement to reclaim the future for millions.

Currently, 110,000 people are affected by Alzheimer’s disease in Wisconsin and 5.4 million nationwide. A new person develops Alzheimer’s disease every 69 seconds. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s helps fund the world’s largest Alzheimer’s research program and will bring us one step closer to a world without Alzheimer’s disease. For more information on the local walk, call 715-635-6601. — from Alzheimer’s Association

he fell from the slide while playing at school. His brother, Gary Campbell, returned home after undergoing surgery at the Shell Lake hospital. • Allen Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Johnson, was attending graduate school at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He was working toward a Master of Arts degree in the teaching of physical science.

W.W. Bitney in the practice of law in Spooner. The new firm name was Bitney Law Firm. An open house was held.

Register Memories

1951 - 60 years ago

• Enrollment at Shell Lake Grade School was up while the number in high school decreased. Due to the fact that the first three primary grades were overcrowded, it was necessary to hire an additional teacher and make a combination first and second grade and a combination second and third grade. Mrs. Betty Anderson was hired to teach the latter grade. • Tuesday Club officers were Mrs. William Jackson, president; Mrs. C.L. Lewis, vice president; Mrs. Charles Garnhart, secretary; and Mrs. Ray Davies, treasurer. • Lester Johnson and Emil Sather of Barronett and Clifford Nelson of Spooner were interviewed by Maurice White of the state radio station regarding the soil conservation program on their farms. • Staff Sgt. Karl A. Langland, son of the K.L. Langlands, Sarona, was stationed at 1603rd Air Base group at Wheelus Field, Tripoli, Libya, North Africa.

1961 - 50 years ago

• New Legion officers were installed for Shell Lake. Duane Shipman continued for another year as commander. Other officers were Clint DesJardins, first vice commander; Chet Davenport, second vice commander; John Dahlstrom, finance officer; Charles Lutz, service officer; Ward Winton, chaplain; Jerry Erickson, historian; Harry Stouffer and David Pieper, sergeants at arms. • Mr. and Mrs. Art Arrasmith started construction of a new motel in Shell Lake. The building would consist of eight units, the couple’s new home and an office. It was located on the north side of the city across the railroad tracks near Vi’s Resort. • First-grader Jimmy Campbell had the misfortune to break his collarbone as

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1971 - 40 years ago

• Greg Krantz, 19, was hospitalized at Indianhead Memorial Hospital with cuts and bruises after he swerved to miss a dog, lost control of his car and struck two heavy guyline wires on a power pole. • A fire completely destroyed the summer home of Roland Witting on Shell Lake. • Shell Lake FFA officers were Allen Albee, sentinel; Kevin Johnson, reporter; Mike White, president; Brad Marker, vice president; Chuck Spaulding, secretary; Tim Pederson, treasurer. Mr. Lindemann was the advisor. • Although he was generally known for his skiing in winter and gardening during the summer, Frank Besse was also known for his giant sunflowers, giving him the title Sunflower King for 1971.

1981 - 30 years ago

•Russ Rydberg, Shell Lake, was one of the two UW-La Crosse football players chosen as Players of the Week. • Bob Ottosen, New Brighton, Minn., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ottosen, Shell Lake, caught a 44-inch 20-pound 2-ounce northern in South Bay of Shell Lake. • Ella A. Anderson, 82, Shell Lake, died at the Shell Lake hospital. She was a correspondent for the Washburn County Register for 48 years. • Thomas J. Bitney, graduate of Hamline University School of Law, joined

1991 - 20 years ago

• The Reinhart Foundation offered $2 million if the $4 million bond referendum passed for the Shell Lake School District. • History was made and a tradition begun as the Shell Lake High School cross-country team competed in the first cross-country meet in the school’s history. • Northwest United Educators, which includes teachers in Shell Lake, sent more than a ton of books to schools in American Samoa. • Advancing to the state contest after winning the 10-county area conservation award were Glen and Cheryl Melton, rural Spooner, Wes Jones, Shell Lake, and Ruth Biver, rural Shell Lake.

2001 - 10 years ago

• Participating in the bike-a-thon for St. Jude’s Hospital were Kristi White, Heidi Jones, Desirae Arnold, Brook Dahlstrom, Michael Johnson, Drew Knoop, Kyle Lechnir, Kara Spears, Brianna Stellrecht and Brandon Bell. • The Shell Lake Lions Club constructed raised garden boxes and flower trellises for Terraceview Living Center. • Town and Country Days Spelling Bee winner was Shawn Muench. He accepted his trophy from library director Beth Owen and emcee John Frischmann. • The local community was anxious over the event that took place in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania during the morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 11. Aircraft were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and an aircraft crashed in Pennsylvania, all part of a terrorist attack on the United States.


Highlights of summer 2011 at Shell Lake Arts Center

SHELL LAKE — “I now have bright eyes, and I cannot wait for next year.” Those are the words of a camper from the 44th season of summer camps at the Shell Lake Arts Center. With 580 participants attending 17 camps over the course of eight weeks, summer was nothing short of a flurry of energy at 802 First St. Over those eight weeks, students flew in from countries as far away as Taiwan, and states such as Washington, Arizona, Missouri and Ohio. The majority of students came from the Midwest, several from right in Washburn County. Many students described their experience in Shell Lake as the best experience of their life. In 2011, 41 percent of the students were veterans of the camp, many attending for their third or fourth summer. The Shell Lake Arts Center is grateful for the support of the community in their continued efforts to help these students, whether through volunteering, in-kind and monetary donations, and attending fundraisers for program support and scholarships. Thanks to donations from the community and surrounding area, the arts center was able to give over $22,000 in scholarships to students who otherwise would not be able to attend camp. “There is nothing like seeing the kids perform on stage and watching their self-confidence grow during their stay here at the Shell Lake Arts Center,” explains Executive Director Tara Burns. “Seeing the pride in their eyes while they perform for an audience, seeing them cry on Friday night because they are going home and leaving their new friends and the positive learning environment we provide … This is why we work so hard all year, for that one moment when a camper tells me that this was the best time of their life! This happens over and over again, year after year. I am very proud to carry on the legacy started by Darrell Aderman 44 years ago.” Shell Lake is the favorite place of many visitors to Washburn County. Using statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, revenue from the high number of participants at the arts center is estimated to have brought over $72,000 to the area in tourist spending. Students love Shell Lake, and return year after year to enjoy not only camp, but the beauty of the lake, woods and city as a whole. The Shell Lake Arts Center works hard to support the Shell Lake community by hiring

Washburn County Area Humane Society

ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK Perhaps you may have noticed there are many of one breed, I’m speaking of the dogs and they’re a breed that is in need. They’re pit bull or they’re pit-bull mix, you wonder why they’re here, Because they are misunderstood, the truth no one will hear. It’s not the breed of dog that’s bad, it is how they are raised, A dog won’t learn by beatings but will learn when it is praised. We have to open up our hearts and educate our mind, ‘Cause pit bulls, just like Labs, are one of the best dogs you’ll find. Remember don’t be quick to judge those that you do not know, For every dog deserves a chance, to them, this much we owe! Dogs for adoption: 6-year-old large neutered black/silver malamute/shepherd mix; 8-month-old black male pit bull; 2-year-old brindle male pit bull; 4-month-old male brindle American Staffordshire terrier; 5-year-old neutered brown/white American Staffordshire terrier; 1-year-old female white boxer/bulldog mix; 4-1/2-month-old neutered black Lab/boxer mix; 5-year-old female chocolate Lab; 3year-old male yellow Lab; 2-1/2-month-old female rott/hound-mix pup and a 2-year-old neutered Jack Russell terrier mix. Cats for adoption: 4-year-old spayed shorthair calico; 2-month-old female black/white shorthair; 3month-old female shorthair tortie and dilute calico; 1-year-old spayed brown/white shorthair Abyssinian mix; 3-month-old male shorthair black/brown tiger; 7-week-old medium-hair calico/tortie; 4month-old male black/gray tabby; 6-month-old male tan/white medium-hair tabby; 6-month-old black shorthair; 3-year-old all-white neutered medium-hair; 1-year-old neutered shorthair Siamese mix; 1-1/2-year-old black/gray female tabby; 2year-old spayed Birman and many new kittens from 6-9 weeks old. Strays include: Adult female yellow Lab wearing a black collar, found in Shell Lake.

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Staff at Shell Lake Arts Center for the summer were back row (L to R): Tara Burns, Patti Burns, Beth Hauer, Dorothy Schwochert and Anne Bryan. Front: Luke Wagar and Greg Park. — Photo submitted

local residents, purchasing camp items locally and providing an extensive concert series to residents each summer. “We are able to run a big-city operation using small-town resources with help from our volunteers and the generous support from this community. We couldn’t do it without their help,” says a grateful Burns. New to the Shell Lake Arts Center’s programming this year was acting and playwriting, a theater camp for students in grades six-12. Taught by two professional actors from New York City, the program was highly anticipated by many campers, who learned about auditioning, stage presence and body language, building characters, how to write plays and vocal production. Enrollment was 5 percent over the projected numbers, an amazing feat for a new program. The expansion of the adult big band workshop was another priority for the arts center this summer. Through a partnership with the University of St.

Thomas, the option to take the workshop for graduate credit became available to any participant in need. The Potter’s Shed also teamed with the arts center, graciously hosting an outdoor scholarship benefit concert during the big band workshop weekend. Other partnerships throughout the camp season include McNally Smith College of Music, Theatre in the Woods, UWPlatteville and Washburn County Tourism. What is in store for 2012? “We are preparing for our 45th camp season with an emphasis on our alumni — reaching out to our alumni, re-engaging our many successful musicians and artists, as well as all the former campers no longer involved in the arts and music,” says Burns. “There are 44 years of students out there who experienced our positive, life-changing programs. It’s time to celebrate nearly a half a century of incredible music education at this country’s premier summer music camp!” — from Shell Lake Arts Center

Shell Lake Regatta results

SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Sailing Regatta was held Sunday, Sept. 4, during Town and Country Days. With gusts of wind up to 25 mph and the temperatures in the high 50s with some rain, the regatta experienced a great turnout. The multihull and single-hull races were very close. The single-hull race was decided in the last 30 seconds, and winning time was only by 5 seconds. The next regatta will be the annual July 3 regatta in 2012. Single-hull first-place winners was the crew of Pete Moen, Paul Moen, Steve Lewis and Steve Epp. Second

place went to Tom Scott, Julie Belden and Sam Belden. Taking third were Nora and Lene Epp. First-place catamaran winners were Dennis Wagner and Brett Fiala. Second place was Nick Allen and Ben. Jeffery Dunham placed third. Race officials were Liz Moen, Dan Menning, Mackenzie Moen and Madelaine Moen. Andy Casey, Mary Casey, Jessica and Justin Kostner, Jim Moen and Nanci Olesen manned the chase boats. Committee boat was Stephen Scott. — with submitted information

WCAHS to hold annual Membership Day

SPOONER — The Washburn County Area Humane Society Membership Day will be held at the shelter on Saturday, Sept. 17, from noon-3 p.m. This annual celebration honors those who are already members and offers the opportunity for interested individuals to join in as new members. Visitors can enjoy refreshments, enter drawings and win prizes. All who attend can sign up to win the grand prize of a photography package, courtesy of Ben Beksel Photography and Bill LaPorte of Cobblestone Custom Framing and Christian Gifts. In addition, they can tour the facility, meet the current resident pets and visit with the staff

and volunteers. They will also have a chance to learn more about the shelter and how to get involved. The shelter is always looking for individuals willing to help with the animals — grooming, walking dogs, playing with the cats; to help maintain the grounds and buildings, to promote humane education, to assist with computer work and to help in many other areas. The shelter is located in Spooner one block west of the fairgrounds at 1400 Cottonwood Ave. For any questions contact the shelter at 715-635-4720. — from WCAHS

Little purple shirt

At a garage sale one Saturday morning, I spotted a little football shirt that I thought maybe my new grandson would some day be able to wear. As I picked the little jersey up to inspect and consider buying, I sheepishly said to the lady next to me, “Do you think I should be seen buying this?” Her comment was, “I wouldn’t.” You see I was in Packer country, and this jersey was purple and gold. Yes, it was a shirt representing the Minnesota Vikings. I figured I could safely make my purchase and sneak it to my son-in-law in Minnesota for his new son

to wear. When I washed the shirt and took it out to the clothesline to dry, I wondered if it would be OK hanging on the wire between a string of blue jeans and a line of towels. Would my neighbors spot it and give me a hard time? Was I living dangerously? After all, the little shirt didn’t have a number 4 on it. I’m sure no one noticed the little garment, for you see, my clotheslines in the backyard are hidden behind a 6-foot-tall wooden fence, so why did I feel like a traitor?

Beyond the office door • Suzanne Johnson


New and exciting educational opportunities offered

SHELL LAKE — Hobby, health or insight, Shell Lake Community Ed has opportunities for you to learn. Please register for all classes through the Shell Lake School Community and Rec office at 715-468-7815, Ext. 1337 or Nature and landscape photo—starts tonight, Sept. 14 Capture the beauty of the natural world that surrounds you. Students will gain expertise in using their camera to capture picture-perfect landscape photos. Still buildings, curious animals, diverse habitats and local scenic spaces will be your subject of study in this class. Class participants will travel via school vehicle to off-site locations. Instructor is Larry Samson. Class is held at Shell Lake 3-12 School. Class runs Wednesdays, Sept. 14-Sept. 28, 5:30-7 p.m. The cost is $25 and includes transportation. Interested in participating but not signed up yet? No worries, just show up tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Shell Lake School and register on-site.

SURE eligibility reminder STATEWIDE — Wisconsin Farm Service Agency re-

minds producers that Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments, as established under the 2008 Farm Bill, covers crop losses prior to Oct. 1. The portion of the crop losses that occur due to a disaster after that date, either to a 2011 or potentially to a 2012 crop, are not eligible for SURE benefits nor can that portion of the crop loss occurring after that date be used for SURE eligibility purposes. For 2011 losses filed next fall, FSA will be required to determine that the claimed loss was due to a disaster occurring on or before Sept. 30. FSA must determine if a qualifying loss meets the established disaster relief criteria for at least one crop. At the time the 2011 and 2012 SURE application for payment is filed, the producer will be required to identify and certify a crop of economic significance that suffered a qualifying loss of 10 percent or more. In addition, at least one such crop with 10-percent losses on or before Sept. 30 will be required. SURE applications for 2011 crop losses will be accepted in late 2012. The SURE sign-up for 2010 crop losses will be this fall or early winter as the dates are yet to be announced. SURE is part of the safety net that provides assistance to producers who have suffered losses from natural disasters. In addition to meeting the qualifying loss requirement, SURE eligibility also requires that the loss was physically located in a county that was declared a primary disaster county or contiguous county by the Agriculture secretary under a Secretarial Disaster Designation. For more information about the SURE program, visit any FSA county office or — from WFSA

Time for some education … there are 4-H signs all around and a lot of people involved in 4-H activity, a lot of youngsters involved in animal raising and showing at the fairs, but what does 4-H involve? Each participant pledges their heads to clearer thinking, their hearts to greater loyalty, their hands to larger service and their health to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world. The National Conservation Pledge states, “I give my pledge as an American to save and faithfully defend from waste the national resources of my country, its soil, minerals, forest, waters and wildlife. Their emblem is the four-leaf clover, their colors are green and white, and their motto is to make the best better. It is very easy to see making the best better by watching the village garden evolve as you enter the city. In the fall it is scraped clean, in the spring 20 or some number led by Angie Anderson somehow acquire new plantings, and throughout the summer months Angie and her 4-H’ers keep that plot neat and tidy. Just the other day she added some new sections of mums. Other projects that we never notice or be aware of is 4-H’s cleaning up the roadside, straightening up after city or town events such as the rodeo and mowing lawns on the city properties when necessary. ••• Haven’t seen any official notices regarding the just past Labor Day activities. The cooler weather cut down the fly-in participants especially the open cockpit pilots. I got there at 9:10 a.m. and there was only one plane on the tarmac. Regardless, the pancakes, sausages and accoutrements were of course delicious. The seats at that time were all filled and the absence of planes didn’t seem to bother the breakfast eaters. I must make a comment regarding one of the volunteer servers. I have been in attendance for lo these many years and

PTA meeting — you’re invited. Thursday, Sept. 15 The first PTA meeting of the year is here. Come and share ideas for the upcoming year. PTA meets in the 312 library. Learn about the PTA, how to volunteer with the Shell Lake School and meet parents, teachers, grandparents and others who are interested in giving back to the community just like you. Meeting is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Limited child care will be available.

Gentle yoga — starting Thursday, Sept. 15 A slow-moving class using basic postures, stretches, combination of standing and use of chair, no floor poses. Class will finish with guided seated relaxation or visualization. Inform instructor of any special needs you may have; avoid eating two to four hours before class. Sipping water or juice during class is OK. Wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict breathing or movement and wear shoes with grip, such as tennis shoes. Instructor is Lorrie Blockhus, Om Sweet Om

Yoga. Class is held at Shell Lake Senior Center/Friendship Commons. Class is Thursdays, Sept. 15-Oct. 30, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The fee is $28 or $16 for 62-plus. WITC Class 64742; Catalog 60-807-628.

Introduction to estate planning—Monday, Sept. 26 This 2-1/2-hour class covers the basics of estate planning and shows you how to save money that would otherwise be spent by your estate for administrative costs and taxes when you pass away. It includes a discussion of probate and how to avoid it, the benefits and drawbacks of living trusts, and the importance of durable powers of attorney and health-care documents. Instructor is Susan Sharp Miley, attorney at law. Class is held at Shell Lake 3-12 School on Monday, Sept. 26, 4-6 p.m. The cost is $15. Please register by Sept. 21. — from SLCE

Barron Electric Cooperative donates to hospice

Barron Electric’s Board Director Bev Buckner presents a $500 check to Sylvia Blakeman, director of Lakeview Medical Center Hospice. Also pictured representing Lakeview Medical Center’s Hospice are back row (L to R): Melissa Couture, Penny Ford, Ladene Ross, Lorie Skaggs, Pat Whalley and Linda Kinch. Front: Lucy Hewitt, Kris Fetkenheuer, Candy Fischer and Robbin Erickson. — Photo submitted

RICE LAKE — Barron Electric Cooperative recently donated $500 to Lakeview Medical Center Hospice. “We appreciate Barron Electric’s donation, which helps to make the difference in someone’s life,” said Kris Fetkenheuer, volunteer coordinator for Lakeview Medical Center Hospice. Hospice provides a special kind of home care for people with terminal illnesses and their loved ones. Hospice staff is committed to helping make the final days, weeks and months of those who are dying as comfortable and as satisfying as possible. Dallas Sloan, general manager of Barron Electric, said, “Our support of hospice programs exemplifies Barron Electric’s misalways marvel at the gadget that drops the pancake batter on the grill and at the same time at the person manipulating that particular invention. I am sure his shoes or sneakers are riveted, bolted down or welded in that piece of cement, and he just slips into them on fly-in day. Bob Rand is always in that exact identical spot neither to the left nor to the right. It’s just reassuring to many of us that sometimes nice things seem to stick around like shoes in the ground. ••• Last weekend was the 10th anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers in New York City. Fortunately, I was not working in the city at that time, but had I been, I could have possibly been hurt to some extent. Customers that had IBM machines were all over downtown New York where I spent the first 13 years of my 31 IBM years servicing their computers. The way that those buildings collapsed instead of falling to the north, east and south was also a miracle. Many other lives and buildings would have been destroyed had that happened. Falling west would have put the buildings and people into the Hudson River. I had mentioned some time ago that those World Trade Towers were built on the same piece of property where my friends and I ate lunch every day. I will not try to tell you how I feel whenever I see the re-enactment of the terrible event. I have been in the top floors of those towers showing visitors the wonders of my city. Every time you looked uptown, the two building were right in your line of sight. How and why did we not suspect those people who were learning how to fly, no not learning how to fly, only learning how to take off? Unfortunately, we are not fighting a nation as we did with Germany and Japan, we are fighting fanatics who will continue to attempt to kill all Americans. I say God help us since that seems to be our only real hope.

Shell Lake Happenings • John Frischmann

sion of improving the quality of life in the area we serve.” Funds for the Barron Electric donations are derived from the Federated Youth Foundation, an administrative trust overseeing unclaimed capital credits of former members. Barron Electric has served the rural area since 1936 and currently provides electricity to more than 17,800 members. Voices for Hospices 2011, a fundraising event, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. at Lehman’s Supper Club in Rice Lake. The event includes live music, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and raffle prizes. — from Barron Electric

Recall petition changes considered

by Shawn Johnson Wisconsin Public Radio MADISON - Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board considered a plan Monday, Sept. 12, that would let people print off personalized recall petitions at home, reducing the need for a traditional door-todoor signature drive. The recall petitions circulated for this summer’s special Senate elections were gathered the old-fashioned way - circulators set up tables and knocked on doors. Typically, there were 10 people’s addresses and signatures on each page. A proposal by Patrick Williams of Milwaukee would set up another option, a single, standardized recall petition page that people could print and sign at home. Williams says it would update what he calls an antiquated process, “If you are interested in recalling a candidate in the state of Wisconsin, it seems to me odd that you should have to rely on a person coming to your door or that you should have to get in your car and drive to a place where signatures are being collected.” Williams runs and wants to use a system like this to recall Gov. Scott Walker. He says people could visit sites like his, enter their personal information and then get e-mailed personalized forms once a recall process was under way. The forms would be mailed or dropped off with recall organizers. Williams says it would make recalls easier for both political parties, “Is that good in and of itself? Well, if you believe recalls are good then I suppose it is. But what it does do is it obviates the need to field a large staff of volunteers to go out and collect these signatures.” The Government Accountability Board’s staff is recommending Williams’ proposal, saying there’s nothing in state law that prohibits it. The board itself makes the final call. Recalling the governor would require more than 540,000 signatures. The board staff says it would need more storage space if all those signatures came in on their own sheets of paper.

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Tuesday, Oct. 4 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, Oct. 5 • Washburn County HCE meeting, 9:30 a.m., UW-Extension meeting room, Spooner. • Unit on Aging, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Free soup and sandwiches, Church of the Nazarene, 5:30 p.m. Call 715-635-3496 to confirm. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Washburn County Health Department Open Immunization Clinic, Spooner, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Walk-ins on that day only. Appointments are available on other days by calling 715-635-4400. Suggested donation of $5 per vaccination. Bring child’s immunization record. Thursday, Oct. 6 • Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting, 4:30 p.m., Shell Lake City Hall meeting room.


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• Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Contact person Betsy, 715-520-7999. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted. Saturday, Oct. 8 • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Ticket sales at 9 a.m. Distribution at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. To sign up or for more information, contact Chuck at 715-635-9309, Bill at 715-468-4017 or Ardys at 715-222-4410. • Author and antiques expert Mark F. Moran featured at Spooner Memorial Library, 1-3 p.m. For more info call 715635-2792. Monday, Oct. 10 • Diabetes education meeting 2-3 p.m. in the classroom at Spooner Health System. Topics and speakers vary each month. For more information contact Claudia at 715-635-1217. Tuesday, Oct. 11 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. All stay-at-home or part-time-working moms welcome with their children. Wednesday, Oct. 12 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. • The board of directors for the Railroad Memories Museum will meet at 1 p.m. at the city hall building in Spooner. All volunteers welcome. Thursday, Oct. 13 • The Shell Lake Lions Club will meet, 6:30 p.m., at the Shell Lake Community Center. • Fibromyalgia/CFS/Chronic Pain Support Group of Barron County meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Chetek Lutheran Church, Chetek. Coffee and refreshments served. Educational materials available to sign out. Call 715-651-9011 or 715-237-2798 for further information. Monday, Oct. 17 • Northern Lights Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St. (Hwy. K), Spooner. Feedback on photos, education and support. Beginners to professionals. • 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. Info call 715-635-4669. Tuesday, October 18 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 will meet at 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, Oct. 19 • Games and activities, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m., at the library, 501 1st St., Shell Lake. The public is welcome. Thursday, Oct. 20 • Washburn County Humane Society open board meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the state patrol headquarters in Spooner. Call 715-635-4720 for more information. • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting will be provided.

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Indianhead Community Action Agency is looking for volunteers to help out in their thrift store and food pantry. Food pantry volunteers must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. Please stop in to ICAA at 608 Service Road and pick up an application or call 715-635-3975 for more information. ••• The Washburn County Area Humane Society is looking for volunteers to update and maintain their Web site and to research and apply for grants. For more information, call Susie at 715-468-2453 or e-mail ••• Glenview Assisted Living is looking for a volunteer to assist the in-house beautician with appointments. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested volunteers please call 715-468-4255 or e-mail to ••• Terraceview Living Center Inc. is providing opportunities for talented volunteers skilled in group and 1:1 interactions with the elderly. Seeking services between 3-7 p.m. daily. There will be flexibility in scheduling your services. Orientation is provided. If you are interested please stop by their office and fill out an application. ••• Volunteer help at the Shell Lake Arts Center is needed for special occasions during the school year. We need help with the middle school honors band, bulk mailings, the piano festival, middle school honors choir and the Gala. If you are interested in volunteering please call 715-5682414. ••• Faith in Action of Washburn County is looking for volunteers to provide direct services to seniors and adults with disabilities. Tasks might include transportation, light housekeeping, light yard work, fix-it jobs, telephone and in-person visits. Training is provided, and all volunteers choose what they want to do and when they want to volunteer. For more information, please call 715-635-2252 or e-mail Faith In Action at ••• To publish a volunteer opportunity, submit it to us by Monday noon. E-mail it to, bring it to the office, or call 715-468-2314. Please list the type of volunteer work you need, as well as dates, times and length of service. Make sure to include your contact information, including your name and phone number. When the volunteer position is filled, please let us know so we can take it off the list. This service is offered free of charge in an effort to bring the community together so those that are looking for help can find those that are looking to help.


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Monday: Lifestyle weight management support group will meet at 4 p.m. Weigh-in, meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the dining room of Indianhead Medical Center in Shell Lake. Call Michelle Grady at 715-468-7833 for more information. Membership fee is $10 per year, dues 50 cents per week. • Partners of Veterans women’s support group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Counseling Associates in Siren, located across from the Burnett County Government Center. For more information, contact Julie Yaekel-Black Elk at 715-349-8575. • Celebrate Recovery meetings at 6:30. This is a Christ-centered recovery program. Meetings take place in the Community Life Center at Spooner Wesleyan Church, Hwy. 70 West. For more information, call 715-635-2768. • First Friends Playgroup open to all children. Focus on infants and their caregivers with sensory stimulation and movement experiences. Art project materials provided and the morning closes with circle music time and instrument exploration. 10 a.m. to noon at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. Monday and Thursday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Daily fee includes lunch and a program of crafts, exercise, games, music, quiet time, etc. For more information, call 715-635-4367. Tuesday: Women Healing Women support group at Time-Out Family Abuse Outreach office, every other Tuesday, 4-5:30 p.m. For survivors of domestic abuse and/or sexual abuse. Free, confidential, closed after first session. For more info or to register, contact Time-Out Family Abuse Shelter Outreach office at 103 Oak St., Spooner, WI 54801, 715-635-5245. • Ala-Teen meets at 6:30 p.m. in the New Life Christian Center in Rice Lake. Use the back entrance. • The Washburn County Historical Society Research Room, 102 West Second Avenue, Shell Lake, open Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. throughout the year. • Bridge at Friendship Commons, Fourth Avenue, Shell Lake, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Practice your bridge skills. Beginners welcome. Tuesday and Friday: Shell Lake Farmers Market, 2 p.m., parking lot across from Washburn County Courthouse in Shell Lake. Wednesday: Lakeland Family Resource Center open from noon to 3 p.m. • AA meeting, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. • 9 a.m. to noon, sewing at Shell Lake Senior Center. • Kidstime-Parentime at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 10 a.m. to noon. Learn, discuss and share ideas and experience to enrich parenting skills. Preselected art or play materials available for children of all ages. Kidstime-Parentime provides quality time for families, networking for parents and a social opportunity for both parents and children. The last Wednesday of the month a potluck lunch is held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday: AA meets at 7 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, Minong. • Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake. • Library Fun For Little Ones, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Shell Lake Public Library. A time for stories, craft and a snack. No age minimum or maximum for participants. Thursday and Monday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program, see listing above. ••• Amber Bednar, RN, Washburn County Health Department, is available at the public health office to provide breastfeeding basics, how-tos and postpartum support. Appointments can be made at 715-6354400. Domestic abuse and sexual assault are crimes. Time-Out provides free, confidential victim support. If





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Weatherwise it’s just been beautiful. We live in such a good place in this world! But with the big, full, harvest moon out this week it could cause a cooldown and the word frost in the forecast. Hope not, corn crop isn’t quite ready but the soybeans are turning golden. Fuernot Farms boys were busy putting up hay silage. A great week for it. Sarona was well represented at Town and Country Days. Ray Shimek had his fleet of antique cars in the parade, Casey Furchtenicht marched with the Shell Lake band, Virginia Stodola played Smear with the senior citizens, Elaine Ryan sold doilies, Craig Furchtenicht took part in the tractor pull, Hansen’s Concrete donated a rocking chair and Fuernot Farms donated a youth John Deere rocker for Glenview’s fundraiser, Sue Krantz sold used books for the Shell Lake Public Library fundraiser, Jim and Nancy Swanson took their turn at the Lions Club stand selling turkey legs, Sarona Methodist Church minister Pastor Greg Harrell led the Sunday morning worship at the beach and Sarona Methodist organist Jean Hentsch played a number, Gene Romsos was selling Jean’s CDs and also the Sarona Methodist 100-year books at the com-

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2011 BUTTON RAFFLE WINNERS Americana Times Glassware Basket - Winner: Diane Reynolds Organized Chaos Candy Box - Winner: Shayne Trudelle Bench - donated by: The Schultz Agency - Winner: Megan Lindemann Fishing Pole - donated by: AAA Sports - Winner: Ernie Cathers Fishing Pole - donated by: AAA Sports - Winner: David Stariha Two Kids Lawn Chairs - donated by The Town & Country Day Committee - Winner: Brodi Snider Shell Lake State Bank Gift Basket - Winner: Kristi White Shell Lake Pharmacy Gift Basket - Winner: Joan Foley Shell Lake Pharmacy Gift Basket - Winner: Sandy Trudelle Vitality Village Gift Basket and Certificate - Winner: Dave Peterson Washburn County Register Gift Basket and Certificate Winner: Tom Whalen Shell Lake Woodcrafters Cutting Board - Winner: Jim Lindberg Blue Shell Lake Sweatshirt - donated by: Red Fox Creations Winner: Paula Rypkema Brown Shell Lake Sweatshirt - donated by: Red Fox Creations Winner: Sam Symond Scrapbook Tote with items - donated by Organized Chaos Winner: Faye Hoff Small Wooden Stool - donated by Shell Lake Woodcrafters Winner Arlene Van Meter My Favorite Things Gift Bag - Winner Karry Davis My Favorite Things Gift Bag - Winner: Jim Bergeron My Favorite Things Gift Bag - Winner: Ken Barrett Silver Shears Gift Certificate - Winner: Vicki Anderson Silver Shears Gift Certificate - Winner: Shirley Hile Lakeview Bar & Grill Certificate - Winner: Travis Swan Lakeview Bar & Grill Certificate - Winner: Tony Johnson Lakeview Bar & Grill Certificate - Winner: Shannon Klopp The Wallflower Cafe At The Shed Certificate - Winner: Willy Lombard Dahlstroms Lakeside Market Certificate - Winner: Jerry Mickus Klopps 5th Avenue Gift Certificate - Winner: Ila Soltis Prizes can be picked up at the Shell Lake City Hall between the hours of 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. If you are unable to stop by there to pick up your prize, call: Tammy 715-468-7289. We thank everyone that purchased a button for the 545673 4r Shell Lake 2011 Town & Country Days.

munity center. If you are interested in a book or CD, call me. Jean’s CDs are really beautiful music. Rocky and Pat Semm’s girls and husbands, Mary and Todd Doanes, and Lisa and Matt Stodola, took them to LCO and saw the Marty Stuart band concert that they really enjoyed. Kyle and Amy Schaffer and kids, Longview, Texas, drove up for the weekend and surprised his folks and headed back on Tuesday morning. Adam Mechtel and Christina Bontakoe, daughter of Ginger and Ralph Reynolds, were united in marriage at a ceremony at sunset on Shell Lake beach on Saturday evening. Butch and Evelyn Schaffer attended and assisted at the reception following at the community center. Report it was beautiful and best wishes to the newlyweds. Mavis Schlapper went with her kids, Pam and Allan Cernocky, Elk Mound, to Muscatine, Iowa, to take a load of things to granddaughter Shannon Kline. She had accepted a job there doing inventory work for a furniture company. Reports it was a beautiful drive in the hills along the Mississippi River. En route back Saturday they went to Emmons, Minn., to daughter Ann and Dave Pestorious’. Shannon followed them back and Wayne Schlapper and daughter Ashley of Stevens Point drove down and joined them. They had a great Labor Day weekend together. Dave and Kelly Stoner, Jan Rielfeld and Jeff Johnston, Tony Frey and Kelly, Tim Frey and Alicia, Jim Frey and Lynn went to the bike rally in Iowa Thursday morning through Sunday and had a wonderful time but it was hot and they got sunburned. Anton and Gloria Frey, Pat, Laurie and son Andy had supper on Sunday night at Pete Frey’s. The Grouse Road got paved this past week. Gloria says it’s really nice to have their road done. Anton and Gloria Frey had breakfast after church Sunday with Bob and Rudene Kruger. Ellen Wagner, Cameron, and daughter-in-law Melissa got together with Elfreda West Tuesday and did some crafts. Ellen and Elfreda visited friends the Doughtens who are summer folks on Long Lake on Sunday. Welcome to Sarona Kyle Foss and Danielle and kids, Jayden and baby Audrea who recently moved in the house across the street from the Sarona Methodist Church. Last Saturday the Shoquist cousins got together at a potluck held in Spooner at Ken Rousch’s. There were 12 out of the 16 living of the 19 cousins. Cousins there were Charlotte Campbell, Trego; Ken Anderson, Dallas; Frank Anderson, Spooner; Lenora Rousch, Spooner; Nancy Roy, Eau Claire; Frances Anderson, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; Margie Waggoner, Minong, Vernon Anderson, Harpster, Idaho; Amber Rieley, Anah; Nell Lee, Stanberry; Sharon Wilber, Webster; and myself, along with spouses and some of their kids. It was a great day with a lot of reminiscing and lots of food. Thursday my cousins, Vernon and Bonnie Anderson,

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while here from Idaho, Francis Anderson, Lenora Rousch and Amber Riley visited me and had a tour of Fuernot Farms. Vernon Anderson and wife Bonnie attended his 50-year Spooner High School reunion held at Tracks on Saturday night. Said first one he has ever attended and was looking forward to it and was flying back home to Idaho Tuesday morning. Sympathy goes out to Rita Schroepfer on the loss of her mother and prayers for her sister for a speedy recovery. Several Ripley Lake neighbors got together at the Getaway last Thursday for burgers and good conversation and some stayed to watch the football game. A great start to the Packer season. Jell-O is good for one’s fingernails, right? Craig Furchtenicht and Ben Peterson pulled their tractors in the Brill Tractor Pull on Sunday. Russ Furchtenicht golfed Wednesday at Turtleback in Rice Lake with seven other dairy farmers sponsored by Elanco. Saturday afternoon the Rummel Tap horseshoes, Tuesday night men’s and Thursday night women’s teams had their year-end party together. A fun time pitching shoes and lots to eat on a beautiful day. Thanks for a fun year Mickey. Mary Krantz visited me one afternoon and Mavis Schlapper was a coffee visitor. Grandson Duane Swanson and friend Cacey, Menomonie, visited Sunday afternoon. We went to Rice Lake then drove around, stopped at Sara and Kyle’s new place in rural Cumberland. We came back and I fixed supper. Happy birthday to Aaron Pederson and Jacob Stodola Sept. 15; Mary Ann Doanes, Sept. 16; Ray Shimek, Sharon Pfluger, Marc Ripley, John Morevec Jr., Boots Belleview, Brian Granzin and Tami Dennis, Sept. 17; Jake West, Bruce Dahlstrom, Kathy Wooden, Sally Ziemer and Mary Jo Furchtenicht, Sept. 18; Gloria Frey, Brenda Albee, Shannon Sauer, Lin Weathers, Sept. 19; Brent Zaloudek, Maeve Wagner, Sept. 20; Alyssa Degner and Megan Jaastad, Sept. 21. Anniversary wishes to Jerry and Kelly Curtiss and Andy and Luella Peterson, Sept. 15; Mike and Tammy Dahle, Sept. 16; Anton and Gloria Frey, Sept. 19; Kerri and Aaron Gamboni, Sept. 20; Joe and Jennie Hastreiter and Tania and James Milton, Sept. 21. Have a happy one. Barronett Colorfest is next on the agenda on the coming weekend. A surprise 40th birthday part was held for Zach Boland at the Getaway Bar & Grill on Saturday, Sept. 3. Around 60 people attended including his sister, Robyn, and Jeff from Bennington, Vt., and his brother, Rick, and family from Pine City, Minn. Many friends were in attendance from both near and far, including those from Hawkins and Renwick, Iowa. Everyone enjoyed a fun afternoon.

by Donna Barnes-Haesemeyer

Local author and former Washburn County Board Chair Pete Hubin has penned a sequel to his earlier novel. “The General’s Den,” published in 2010, is a mystery with a rugged, romantic quality perhaps inspired by James Fennimore Cooper, an author admired by Hubin. The sequel, “Showdown at the General’s Den,” continues the story of the enigmatic Benjamin Mason, the Civil

War general whose dugout the narrator stumbles upon in the wild Washburn County forest. In “Showdown,” the mystery deepens and takes on a ghostly quality as the narrator discovers more about Mason’s background and the intrigues that led to his death in 1867, an era when northern Wisconsin was first being settled by white men. Hubin weaves his narrative with fact and fiction, giving life to both past and present day. The tale begun in the earlier novel is further developed, and details about Mason’s apparent sweetThe Shell Lake 2011 Town & Country Days Committee would like to heart Lucy and the grudge thank the following sponsors, donors and volunteers who helped between her brothers and make the 33rd Town & Country Days event a huge success. Mason are finally revealed. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. The final deadly meeting of United Ag Services - Shell Lake Agronomy, Lundeen Farm Automation, Swant Graber Auto, the three men in the woods Shell Lake Marine, Shell Lake State Bank, Cooper Engineering, EverGreen Restoration, Larry the of Wisconsin is re-enacted in Cable Guy, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Spooner Window & Door, CenturyLink, Rick Brown Soil Testing and Septic Systems, 3M - Ed Welter, Jon Milleon, Geek’s Meat & Market, Sarona Jewels, LynnDales present day by the animal Golf,, Wohlk Farm Custom Services - 24/7 Grain Service LLC, BOSCH Packaging spirits of a cougar and two Technology, Inc., Larsen Auto Center, B & B Disposal, D.P. Juza Woods & Fixtures, Tractor Central, timber wolves. The otherThe Prime, ArtiSands, Greener’s Reel ‘Em Inn, Bee Restoration, Tony’s Riverside, Wolverine Tire, worldly nature of these aniThru the Woods Cafe, Wallflower Cafe, Frito-Lay, Savas Design, My Favorite Things, Shared mals creates yet another level Medical Technology, Cortec, Klopp’s 5th Ave. Bar, Harmon House Independent Living, Potter’s Shed, Essentia Clinic, Economart, Shell Lake Chiropractic, Kwik Trip, Dahl’s Funeral Home, Road of mystery about the WashID, Shell Lake Clinic, Jack Link’s, Pockat Chapel, Harley’s Construction, Stone Age Inc., Badger burn County forest and Cranberry Co., Dahlstroms Lakeside Market, Baxter’s Auto Salvage, Schultz Agency - Agent Tom tempts the reader to strike Schultz, Red Fox Creations, AAA Sports, Americana Times, Tony Schultz, Becky’s Food & Spirits, out into the wild in pursuit Country Pride Co-op, Organized Chaos, Tru Gas, Spooner Health System, Vitality Village, Shell of adventure. Lake Pharmacy, Shell Lake Family Dental, Shell Lake Schools, Shell Lake FFA, WITC, WKFX - FM, Fox 99.1, WAQE AM & FM, Republic Services Allied Waste, WJMC - AM & FM, Indianhead “Showdown at the GenMedical Center, Lakeview, Northern Lakes Vet Clinic, TJ Trophies, S & S Adwear - Screen Printing eral’s Den” is available at the and Embroidery, Washburn County Register, Julie Symond - My Favorite Things, Silver Shears Shell Lake and Spooner liSalon, The Body Shop, Shell Lake Woodcrafters, Lynn’s Honeywagon, Bair’s Edgewater Store, Jon braries, and is available for Armstrong, Best Western, Northern Portraits, The Shop, Peggy’s Family Restaurant, Spooner Golf, purchase at the Washburn Original Skin Tattoo, Roxanne Melton, Car Quest, Polish Parlour, NorthWest Lodging, Smith Auto County Register newspaper Body. A great big thank-you goes out to Jeff Parker and the Shell Lake City Crew! All your helping office in Shell Lake’s Lake hands and knowledge was greatly appreciated. Mall, Northwind Book and A thank-you goes out to the many volunteers from our local community area that graciously Fiber in Spooner and online gave their time to help out at the different events. at or diA special thank-you goes out to all that attended and supported the 33rd-annual Shell Lake rectly from the author, Pete Town & Country Days. It is great to live in a very supportive and caring community. 545704 4r Hubin.


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Dave Schmitz does a flyover with his T6 trainer at the military vehicle show on Dock Lake, Friday, Sept. 8. The show moved over to Warbird North Airfield for the Saturday show. — Photos by Larry Samson

Chuck Kronlund beaches a WWII vintage GPA Seep, Seagoing Jeep. It was The LVT-4 was an amphibious assault vehicle that was used by the Army, built to ferry troops across the rivers after the Germans destroyed their bridges Navy and Marines to move troops and cargo between ship and shore. The back to slow down the advancement. They did not perform well in the field, and could be dropped for troops to disembark or to drive a Jeep inside. many were shipped to Russia under a lend-lease program where they copied the design and built their own GAZ 46 and GAZ 69.

Victoria Matezevich and Brittany Ackerman are no strangers to vintage military vehicles as their parents are restorers who have traveled to Trego for the weekend, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10 -11.

A view of the rear of the heavily armed LVT-4 where the troops waited to disembark and start their assault on a beach. Spooner Military Preservation Group restored the vehicle.

A Korean War vintage L5 Recon makes a low-level pass over the lake.




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Shell Lake takes on Turtle Lake

Shania Pokorny on the attack as teammate Kellie Myers watches and anticipates. Pokorny was 6 for 16 on the attack.

Emma Anderson sets the ball to another player.

Timing is everything in blocking a spike. Jen Cassel and Colleen Knoop nailed this one.

JV team sees volleyball action

It was a battle at the net as Kristen Kraetke tries to spike the ball against her Unity defender in the JV 1 game. — Photos by Larry Samson

SHELL LAKE — Shell Lake hosted a JV triangular volleyball meet on Thursday, Sept. 8, against New Auburn and Unity. Shell Lake played tough, winning two out of three games against New Auburn. However, Unity proved to be more challenging and the Shell Lake Lakers took one of three games, going 17-25, 25-22 and 12-15. “We had some close games,” commented coach Jen Bos. Kristen Kraetke and Kaylea Kidder had the most serves. Spike kills leaders were Taylor Bauch with five, and Kristen Kraetke, three. Taylor Bauch and Hailey Flach both had four tip kills. Back-row digs were led by

JV 1 players Kaylea Kidder and Taylor Bauch successfully block this spike at the net.

April Richter with six followed by Carley Myers and Kidder each with five. On Tuesday, Sept. 6, the JV took two of three games against Turtle Lake, going 25-21, 7-25 and 26-24. Top server that night was Kaylea Kidder and ace leader was Hailey Flach with four direct points. Commanding front row play was Katie Gronning with 12 attacks and three being kill points. Jenna Schultz led total kills with four of eight attacks. Flach also had some great net play with five tip kills for the night. “This was a very solid showing for our team,” commented their coach. — from the Shell Lake Athletic Department

Kate Slater and Jesi Sando work together on this dig in their JV 2 game with Unity.




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Lakers claim victory over Birchwood

Safety David Brereton with a open-field tackle on Birchwood wide receiver Cody Darling. The sophomore has made the switch from cross country to football this year.

by Larry Samson BIRCHWOOD — A 70-38 win over the Birchwood Bobcats on Saturday, Sept. 10, made it four wins for Shell Lake and gave Birchwood their third loss of the season. Shell Lake scored first with a 10-yard BJ Burton touchdown run after a successful drive. On the second series, Shell Lake scored on a Jesse Gronning 5-yard touchdown run. Then Burton intercepted a Nathan Frandsen pass and ran it back to the Birchwood 23-yard line to set up the third touchdown of the game, Gronning’s second. It was 20-0. Shell Lake added two more when a bad snap to Frandsen ended up as a sack in the end zone. It was the first of two safeties for Shell Lake. The Birchwood fans had a lot to cheer about when Frandsen connected to Austin Murray on a 80-yard effort, and it was 20-8 after a two-point conversion. Shell Lake quickly moved the ball down field on their next series, and Gronning went over from the 10-yard line, and wide receiver Jesse Sib-

Defensive end Caleb Schmidt was not fooled on this razzle-dazzle play as he read it and put the hit on Austin Murray throwing the ball. — Photo by Larry Samson

ert ran for the two-point conversion. Freshman Sam Muska ran 30 yards for his first varsity touchdown, and a two-point conversion made it 44-8. Josh Brantner took the kickoff and ran it 85 yards as Birchwood closed the lead 44-14. Sam Livingston scored a touchdown, and it was 52-14. The half ended 52-22 after Frandsen connected with Murray for a 20-yard touchdown pass. To start out the second half, Gronning took the kickoff 60 yards down to the 10-yard line. Caleb Parker took it in, and it was 60-22. Caleb Schmidt sacked Frandsen for the second safety. Brantner scored on short pass to make it 62-30. Brantner scored again for Birchwood after Austin Conners took the ball down to the Shell Lake 1-yard line. Sam Muska scored on a 15-yard run, and Trevor Anderson finished the scoring with a twopoint conversion. Shell Lake will travel to Northwood High School on Friday, Sept. 17. The Evergreens are 3-1 for the season coming off a 52-43 win over Winter on Friday, Sept. 9, and a 26-20 win over Luck in the previous week.

Spooner Youth Football Night this Friday

SPOONER — Spooner Area Schools is hosting their annual Spooner Youth Football Night on Friday, Sept. 16, starting with a Knights of Columbus Punt, Pass and Kick Contest for any boy or girl age 8-12 as of Aug. 1. This free contest will be held at the Spooner Middle School’s football field. Registration is from 3:30 – 4 p.m. Competition will start at 4 p.m. and runs around an

hour. Questions can be forwarded to Jon Griffith at 715416-3519. Later on that evening, all Spooner Youth Football players who wear their jerseys will get into the home varsity football game where they can cheer on the Spooner Rails to a victory over the Cumberland Beavers. — from Spooner Area Schools

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18-hole winners Weekly event: Hate ‘em Winner: Barb Zielinski 80 Flight I Low gross: Barb Zielinski 91 Low net: Cheryl Feller 67 Low putts: Cheryl Feller 31 Flight II Low gross: Diane Downs 103

Butternut Hills Ladies Golf

Low net: Vicki Sigmund 69 Low putts: Vicki Sigmund 27 Flight III Low gross: Cindy Hansen 111 Low net: Milda Brainerd and Pati Parker 72 Low putts: Cindy Hansen 34 Chip-ins: Barb Zielinski No. 9; Judy Nelson No. 8; Jan Suther-

land No. 8 9-hole winners Flight I Low gross: Sheila Bergren 50 Low net: Midge Kinkead 35 Low putts: Sheila Bergren 14 Flight II Low gross: Martha Matte 53 Low net: Shirley Thurston 35

Low putts: Martha Matte 15 Chip-in: Shirley Thurston No. 9 Flight III Low gross: Kathy Krause 60 Low net: Carrol Henneken 36 Low putts: Maureen Bergh 13 Birdie: Maureen Bergh No. 3 Chip-in: Maureen Bergh No. 7



High School Football Friday, Sept. 16: At Northwood/Solon Springs, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19: JV vs. Northwood/Solon Springs, 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23: Homecoming vs. Frederic, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26: JV at Frederic, 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30: Vs. Winter, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13: At Turtle Lake, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17: JV vs. Turtle Lake, 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21: Playoffs Level 1, 7 p.m. High School Volleyball Thursday, Sept. 15: At Clear Lake, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17: Shell Lake JV2 tournament Tuesday, Sept. 20: At Northwood, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22: Vs. Prairie Farm, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27: At Cameron, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29: At Turtle Lake, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1: At Amery, 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6: Vs. Clayton, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11: Vs. Clear Lake, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15: Shell Lake Invitational, 9:30 a.m. (Flambeau, Prairie Farm, Drummond, Ladysmith, Boyceville) Tuesday, Oct. 18: WIAA Regional Fri.-Sat., Oct. 21-22: WIAA Regional Thursday, Oct. 27: WIAA Sectional Saturday, Oct. 29: WIAA Sectional High School Cross Country Saturday, Sept. 17: At Osceola HS/JH, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20: At Barron HS, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22: At Unity HS/JH, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29: At Ladysmith HS, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4: At Hayward HS/JH, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11: Conference meet at Cameron, 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21: WIAA Sectional at Bruce, 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29: WIAA State



Town and Country Days tennis tournament

Ryan Aschenbrenner, Onalaska, was the winner of the men’s singles in the SLEF tennis tournament. — Photos by Dorie Simpson

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Spooner coach named Green Bay Packer High School Coach of the Week

by Larry Samson GREEN BAY— Spooner head coach Josh Fizel was named Green Bay Packer High School Coach of the Week by the Green Bay Packers in cooperation with the Wisconsin National Guard. The honor is awarded to 10 high school coaches each year as part of a program to recognize outstanding high school coaches and their football program. Fizel is in his second year as head coach. In addition to the recognition, the Spooner football program will receive a $2,000 donation. The only Heart of the North coach to be previously recognized was in 2010 when Bloomer coach John Post earned the honors. The Spooner Rails are off to a 4-0 season with a 7-6 win over Grantsburg, 12-6 win over Ashland, a big 2827 double-overtime win over Northwestern and a 2114 win over Barron. The next test for the Rails will be a home game against the 4-0 Cumberland Beavers on Friday, Sept. 16. RIGHT: Spooner Coach Josh Fizel addresses his team after their 21-14 victory over the Barron Bears. Fizel has been recognized as the Green Bay Packer High School Coach of the Week. Along with the honors the football program will receive $2,000. — Photo by Larry Samson

Cross-country runners compete in Webster

The first-annual Shell Lake Education Foundation tennis tournament was held Saturday, Sept. 3, during Town and Country Days. Winner of the women’s singles was Brenda Montgomery (L) of Minnesota. She is shown with her daughter Kelsey Montgomery.

WEBSTER — The Shell Lake High School and junior high cross-country teams competed in the 5K race Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Webster. “It was a beautiful day with a little breeze to keep us all from getting too warm,” commented coach Katrina Granzin. To earn a medal at this meet, a runner needed to place in the top 10. Shell Lake had three middle school students earning medals. Winners were Lauren Osborn, second place; Daniel Parish, third place; and Keagan Blazer, fourth place. — from Shell Lake Athletic Department Results Ben Butenhoff.....................19th ........................21:27 Dillon Hopke .....................33rd ........................24:47 Seth Quinton ......................46th ........................40:22

Abigail Granzin .................12th ........................25:34 Jessica Irvine.......................20th ........................28:11 Kayla Blazer .......................24th ........................29:11 Kourtney Klassa.................27th ........................31:19 Jill Butenhoff.......................28th ........................31:39 Daniel Parish ........................6th ........................10:55 Logan Pashby.....................26th ........................13:33 Marty Anderson.................27th ........................13:42 Nathaniel Swan..................28th ........................13:43 Lauren Osborn ....................2nd.........................11:37 Keagan Blazer ......................6th ........................12:01 Nicole Mikula.....................14th ........................14:02 Ariana Udovich ..................21st ........................15:00 Cassie Skindzelewski........25th ........................15:50 Morgan Maher ..................32nd ........................17:29

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Last call for Walk to End Alzheimer’s

by Diane Dryden SPOONER - A week from now it will dawn on you that you have, once again, missed the opportunity to be a part of an organization’s efforts to be there with answers when you, yourself, will need them. Amazingly, if you stop to think about it, Alzheimer’s has already started to seep into your daily life. You probably know at least one person suffering with the disease, whether it’s at the beginning stages or going into the patient’s 20th year. That’s right; it’s possible to suffer this disease for 20 long years. And because it’s not only the patient, but the caregiver that has to face this ordeal, even a year can seem like an eternity. Shoes in the oven, ground meat in the closet, accusations that someone stole their money, or their rug or their underwear, these are just some of the things with which caregivers live. Repeating the same statement or question is also something to try a caregiver’s patience. How many times a day can a caregiver answer the enquiries such as “Is Sarah coming today?” when Sarah’s been dead for a year and you dare not share that truth because the patient then grieves all over for lost Sarah. It can be a madhouse existence, and you could be the next one to experience it. There is a Walk to End Alzheimer’s this Saturday, Sept. 17, at the pavilion outside of the Spooner Nursing Home, which is now part of the Benedictine Health System. People will gather as teams or individuals to bring their donations of money for the cause, get their T-shirts and then walk the simple 1-1/2 miles to help make even more people aware that this is one of those diseases that, as the baby boomers age, will not only involve more and more families, but it has the potential to completely bankrupt several systems. Many more facilities will have to be built to house those afflicted with Alzheimer’s, and research is an ongoing venture to at least slow down the disease that will eventually take the patient’s life. More day respite

centers will have to be built and staffed so caregivers can get some desperately needed time off from their 24-hour duty. And as time rushes past, research still hasn’t found any answers to Alzheimer’s. Yes, the future is grim, and that’s why you need to do two things. The first is to show up Saturday at 9 a.m. and register to walk as an individual, or as a team. Each walker needs to raise $75, or if you know someone who has some disposable income team with them, and they can raise the bulk of the money and you just have to raise the little bit left to reach the $150 for both of you and so on. The next thing you can do is write a check and drop it off the day of the walk or mail it to the local satellite office for This is the place in Spooner, the Spooner Nursing Home’s gazebo behind Alzheimer’s in Spooner. Make your tax-deductible check out the Spooner Health System, where this Saturday, the Walk to End to Alzheimer’s and mail it to Alzheimer’s will be held, ending a yearlong fundraising effort by the local 522 Service Road, Suite 5, committee for Alzheimer’s research. - Photo by Diane Dryden Spooner, WI, 54801. You could think of it as a down payment for a cure before you take through Avon, the Forget-Me-Not dollar donations at Ace Hardware, the bracelet sales and the 50/50 raffles. your own journey into oblivion. If you’ve got a bit of time on Saturday, stop by at 10 All that’s left for this year is the Walk to End a.m. for the program and watch the Promise Garden Alzheimer’s this Saturday. Won’t you take an hour or come to life as the walk comes to a close. It’s a very two out of your busy, or lazy, Saturday to get involved? moving experience. If you’d be interested in getting in- After all, the memory you save just might be your own. Last-minute information is available locally at 715volved, volunteers are always needed, and the local committee is searching for more committed people to 635-6601 or at help plan and implement next year’s walk. The huge silent auction is over as are the special sales


Talented Texan teams up with Happy Tonics

by Diane Dryden SHELL LAKE/ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Cindy Dyer, a name you wouldn’t know unless you had lived in Texas or Alexandria, Va. She’s one of those gifted people who was already sketching in kindergarten and, naturally, by fourth grade she was fully able to copy pictures onto chalkboards with perfection and by junior high was taking adult art classes. The first two years of high school she was introduced to lots of mediums: watercolor, pen and ink, etc., that added to her many years of painting in oils. During her last two years of high school, in her little town in Texas, she was not only on the yearbook staff, taking team pictures for the cover and writing copy, she was doing photography for weddings, portraits and even glamour shots. She was also doing technical drawings, which paid well, and working in just about every facet of art and photography. And since this was back in the ‘80s, there were no computer programs to make these projects faster or easier. And why would anyone care if she then moved into window display work with a budget of almost nothing? It will all make sense when we make the local connection. Meanwhile, she had to learn to be incredibly creative with the materials she had in order to create art in two large store windows. The materials available were a standing mannequin with only one arm and a mannequin with only an upper body. For a beach scene she found bolts of beige fabric left in the store’s attic, which she used for the sand. She painted seagulls, cut them out and hung them from the ceiling. She sat the half mannequin on the “sand” so it looked like he was buried up to his waist and hid the other’s missing arm by posing him with an umbrella. But it was this training that taught her simplicity, which she would use the rest of her life. Between Texas and Virginia she learned ad-copy illustration and was doing some impressive projects for upscale stores where in 1983 dresses started at $300. You might say she learned graphic art and photography from the skin out. Soon there were illustrated annual reports and brochures and even radio spots, fashion illustrations and ads for the high-end Klinck’s Drug Store. There wasn’t anything this young woman couldn’t do. When she finally settled down and got married, she

Quilts donated to Linus project

She’s so talented

and her husband moved to a town house in Alexandria that had an absolutely bare yard. She had never gardened before, but decided that it would be a pleasant summer pursuit. She started with two small garden plots, and during the winter she contented herself with doing crafts. As she began to get more and more interested in gardening she went online to see what was out there for seeds, native seeds like milkweed. Lo and behold, up pops the Happy Tonics site, the organization that funds and sponsors the restored native tall-grass prairie in Shell Lake, better known as the Monarch Butterfly Habitat. She ordered some seeds and was impressed with the executive director Mary Ellen Ryall’s response. Not only did she mail out the seeds, but kept up a running dialogue and soon they became Internet friends. Soon Dyer was doing the beautiful newsletter and creating a logo for the sanctuary while creating postcards, posters and greeting cards which are sold online and in the store on Fifth Avenue in Shell Lake. There will soon be coloring books for kids with information in the back for adults as to how to start a butterfly garden, listing the Happy Tonics Web site. Meanwhile Dyer’s garden went from two small plots to a backyard to die for. There’s a gazebo and a pond, complete with fish, and paths, all created with an artist’s eye. She even formed a garden club that has also grown as the years progressed. The Nikon camera company came calling,, when she entered a contest for garden shots. They loved her work, but some of the photos she’d submitted were taken with a different camera and they requested she retake the shots using a Nikon. No problem; that is if they had requested the shots months earlier. It was the end of summer in the garden and the original plants were looking pretty bad. So she trotted off to the greenhouses and bought what she needed for replacement plants. If you go to the site, you’d never know that almost every shot had to be completely replanted for the new shoot. What a privilege for Happy Tonics to have her expertise available online. According to Ryall, “A few years ago, Cindy Dyer offered to produce Happy Tonics newsletter and jump-start the publication to a professional level. Her text layout and graphic art were exquisite. We produced the newsletter for several years before the Internet exploded with other publishing options.”

Cindy Dyer, who grew up in Texas and lives in Virginia, is lending her vast expertise to the Happy Tonics organization that sponsors the Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Shell Lake. - Special photo

At that point both Happy Tonics and Dyer Design jumped off the printed page into Internet publishing. They have both been publishing blogs and linking into the Internet’s social network and in 2009, Dyer became Happy Tonics volunteer vice president of marketing and its graphic artist. “In 2011, we partnered and started a publishing house called Butterfly Woman Publishing,” Ryall noted. “Cindy’s name should be up in lights as her father said. She is even more that I expected and ever so talented that we are merrily going on our way through the cosmic Internet opportunities that brought us together to begin with.”


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September 16 - 18, 2011



2-mile WALK/5.4-mile FUN-RUN (Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.) OUTDOOR CRAFT FAIR AND FARMERS MARKET (No charge for setup) (Call Sherry for info 715-822-2118) MEN’S SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS (Call Jim Dreyer 715-822-4819 for entry info) 10:00 a.m. “BARRONETT BRICK” SCAVENGER HUNT BEGINS (Clues every hour) COED VOLLEYBALL (Call Karen for info 715-520-7037) PIE & ICE-CREAM SOCIAL Sponsored by Barronett Lutheran Church Women 11:00 a.m. BEAN BAG TOURNAMENT ($10.00 entry fee, Call Jim for info 715-822-4819) Noon DAIRYLAND GARDEN TRACTOR PULL 1:00 p.m. REGISTRATION FOR 8TH-ANNUAL “BARRONETT’S BEST COOKING” CONTEST 2011 will be featuring lemon in the recipe. Please bring your recipe with your entry. Judging at 3:30 p.m. (1 entry per person, please.) 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. KIDS GAMES & ACTIVITIES IN THE BACKYARD BRIN 4:00 p.m. SMEAR TOURNAMENT & MEAT RAFFLES UNWR G A NEW, A 5:00 p.m. HOME-RUN TOURNAMENT FOR “ PPED TOY TOYS 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. LIVE MUSIC WITH TOYBOX FOR TOT RECEIVS” AND SUNDAY EAF 9:00 a.m. COMMUNITY CHURCH SERVICE BEVERREE A SOFTBALL CONTINUES... OF YO GE UR HORSESHOES (9-man round-robin) CHOIC E. 10:00 a.m. FRESH CINNAMON ROLLS! 11:30 a.m. OLD-TIME SUNDAY DINNER WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS ($7 Adult/$4 Child) PIE & ICE-CREAM SOCIAL Sponsored by Barronett Lutheran Church Women Noon PRODUCE & FLOWER REGISTRATION Judging at 3 p.m. WISCONSIN STATE-SANCTIONED KIDS PEDAL TRACTOR PULL 1:00 p.m. HAYRIDES 2:00 p.m. WINE-&-CHEESE-TASTING EVENT Sponsored in part by Bistro 63, Norseland Foods and the 20 Mile General Store 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. KIDS BRICK BOUNCE - KIDS GAMES & ACTIVITIES IN THE BACKYARD 3:00 p.m. KEG TOSS...BRICK BOUNCE 3:30 p.m. KIDDIE PARADE 6:00 p.m. MAJOR RAFFLE PRIZES AWARDED (Times subject to change, due to softball games) Sponsored in part by: Cumberland Federal Bank, Shell Lake State Bank, Island City Branch Bank, U.S. Bank, Bank of the West, Thompson Farms & General Beer NW

Bud (L) and Jan Swanson (R), Turtle Lake, presented over a dozen handmade quilts to Linda Nielsen (center), Washburn County Project Linus coordinator. For many years, Jan has been handcrafting quilts and donating them to Project Linus and various shelters throughout the area. Project Linus is comprised of hundreds of local chapters across the United States. Their mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of handmade blankets lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers” like Jan. — Photo by Gwen Bartholomew

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Recycling 2011: A primer of how to do it with panache

by Diane Dryden SHELL LAKE - Everything old is new again. Whatever it is - fashion, medicine, ways of life - it all goes around in a large cycle - here today, gone tomorrow and back again 50 years later. The United States seems to be right on track as we dip back into the 1950s with plaids and argyle patterns everywhere and retro kitchen appliances on the hot list. Something else that’s making a huge return is recycling. Years ago, when people recycled, it was because it saved money. Plastic bags were washed and used again, string was saved on the official string ball, rubber bands, safety pins and paper clips were coveted, as were various-sized cardboard boxes, because they could be used for mailing packages way before the post office started supplying them. Today, much of our recycling isn’t because we need the products later, but it’s to make better use of the products we use every day. Take Neil Wienbergen, for example. This Spooner High School graduate spent 20 years working for the postal system and even did a bit of trading as a stock broker. In 2000, he bought Wolverine Tire and Auto Care in Spooner and began his recycling career in earnest while servicing vehicles with tires and providing fluid replacements like oil and transmission fluid, etc., brake work, shocks and struts, and alignments. “Tires are one of those cradle-to-the-grave products that the seller handles,” Wienbergen said. “We take them off vehicles when customers buy new ones and we are responsible for them, from buying them new to finding places for used tires to go. In Alabama, there are 34 million tires recycled annually into a ground-up product called crumb that’s added to their highwaypaving material.” Side notes about other materials that are being stud-

ied in the United States, including for use in the northern states, are recycled roof shingles. Because of their high asphalt content, they can be ground and used as part of the hot mix for roadways. Where recycled tires only work in the warm southern states, in the north, old tires often go to incinerators, like the ones in Barron County, and are used in the concrete manufacturing plants because they burn so hot. Wienbergen also recycles the lead weights that were used before the new steel ones for tire alignment. “I donate them to the Indianhead Rifle and Pistol Club,” Wienbergen said. “They cast them in molds for bullets. I probably donate several thousand pounds per year.” Since one of the various services he offers includes oil changes, Wienbergen began to heat his main building in 2002 with the cleaned oil, and then in 2003 he added the shop to his recycled heat. “Since the shop generates more waste oil - which includes brake, hydraulic, transmission and power steering fluids as well as waste oil - than we can use, we sell some of it back for $1 per gallon,” he noted. “The rest we clean and store and use all winter. The furnace was designed specifically for fuel oil by adding air power to blow the fuel against a piece that looks like a giant stainless-steel frying pan that burns itself out every two years because of the intense heat that’s produced. The furnace requires a continuous supply of oil sprayed on the pan using compressed air. We also needed a ClassA chimney that was properly installed, and we invested in tanks for the proper containment of the waste oil. We go through about 4,000 gallons of recycled oil a year and it cuts our heating bill down to practically nothing.” Wienbergen carries through his recycling in his own home and life because it just “makes sense.”

Neil Wienbergen, owner of Wolverine Tire and Auto Care, recycles practically everything that comes into his shop, including the lead weights used in tire alignment, the waste oil and the tires themselves. - Photo by Diane Dryden

Time to sign up for Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program

WASHBURN COUNTY — The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs and energy crisis situations. Your household may be based on a number of factors. Households must complete a Home Energy Plus application through the local WHEAP agency. For more information and how to apply, please call Washburn County Human Services at 715-468-4782. Walk-in applications will be taken every Wednesday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Oct. 5, and ending May 13, 2012, at the Ed Elliott Building, 110 4th Avenue, Shell Lake. Applications will also be taken at the following outreach sites: Springbrook Town Hall, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. - noon; or at the Oscar Johnson 4-H Building at the Washburn County Fairgrounds in Spooner on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Applicants must provide verification of income (earned and unearned) for all household members for the previous three months to the date of application; Social Security cards for all household members; current utility bills; and a photo ID for first-time applicants. WHEAP assistance is a one-time payment during the heating season, Oct. 1-May 15. The funding pays a por-

tion of the heating and electric costs, but the payment is not intended to cover the entire cost of heating a residence. The amount of the heating assistance benefit varies depending on a variety of factors, including the household’s size, income and heating costs. In most cases, the heating assistance benefit is paid directly to the household energy supplier. Most types of fuel and electric are eligible to receive assistance. Whether you use wood, propane, natural gas, electricity or fuel oil to heat your home, energy assistance is available if you qualify. If your heat/electric expenses are included in your rent, you may qualify. A household may be eligible for crisis assistance if you have no heat, have received a disconnect notice from the heating vendor, or are nearly out of fuel and do not have the money to purchase more. WHEAP emergency heating system assistance can provide services to eligible homeowners if the furnace or boiler stops operating during the heating season. Heating system assistance includes payment for repairs or in some situations your residence may qualify for a total replacement of a nonoperating furnace or boiler. If you are facing a no-heat situation, assistance may be available through Washburn County Human Serv-

Income Guidelines for the 2011-2012 WHEAP Heating Season 60 percent of State Median Income Guidelines

Size of Family 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

One month 2,027 2,650 3,274 3,897 4,521 5,144 5,261 5,378

Three months 6,080 7,950 9,821 11,692 13,563 15,433 15,784 16,135

Annual income 24,319 31,802 39,285 46,768 54,250 61,733 63,136 64,539

ices from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For any after-hour crisis situation, please contact the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office at 715-468-4700. — from WCHS

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Dewey Country


by Pauline Lawrence

Sunday was Sept. 11 and the TV was full of that terrible day here in the USA 10 years ago. Such a terrible day it was! Yes, 2,977 people were killed plus many more were wounded. It’s a day many of us won’t forget. It was such a tragedy. On to happier topics. Happy birthday to Kyle Hoppe and Andrea Redding on their special day, Sept. 15. Many more to you. Happy anniversary to Mike and Tammy (Bakker) Dahle on their special day, Sept. 16. This makes five years, many more to you. Sept. 17, a very happy birthday to Daniel Peterson on his special day. Many more to you. Happy birthday to Darrell Thomas Petz on his special day Sept. 18, with many more. Sept. 19, a very happy birthday to Brenda Albee on her special day with many more to come. Also birthday wishes go out to Adam James Meister on his special birthday with many more. And a very happy birthday to Jonathon Beecroft on his special day, Sept. 19. A very happy anniversary to Woody and Kathy Wooden, 24, and also a very happy anniversary to Don and Delores Christner on their special day with many more to come. Sept. 20, a very happy birthday to Elliot Peterson as he enjoys his special day with many more to come. Also birthday wishes go out to Otto Wiegand on his special day Sept. 20 and to 1-year-old Jameson Depoliet on his special day. Many more to all of you. A very happy birthday to Alayna Harrington on Sept. 21 with many more to come. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Margaret Olson of Frederic who passed away. Services were held at Zion Lutheran in Trade Lake with burial in Lakeview Cemetery in Hertel. She will be remembered by a large host of relatives and friends. Isn’t it nice to see those soybeans turning a beautiful yellow? Yes, it’s that time of year to ooh and aah with the beautiful crops including corn that’s getting white and to

see those beautiful leaves that are starting to turn. Enjoy it as it doesn’t last long. News from the Dewey Town Board finds they met Sept. 6 at the Dewey Town Hall. There was a cabin on Poquette that someone wanted to rent out which isn’t legal. This person wanted to buy it and make payments and in a few years after renting it out would be able to purchase it. The Burnett County Board gave the issue a no. Our government wants the board to have an employee grievance procedure so the Dewey board left it up to our Chairman Mark Knoop to get a lawyer for this. It was also discussed that all assessing will be on computer by 2013. The next Dewey Town Board meeting is Oct. 11, 8 p.m., at the Dewey Town Hall. Everyone welcome. It’s really nice to see our dairy farmers will be getting $21.67 for 3.5-percent milk. It’s about time they get a raise. I noticed the blackbirds are flocking together so they will be flying off to warmer climates. I saw on our lawn Sept. 5 we had some white frost. Just a teaser for now. Last weekend, Jerry and Gretchen Best were at her mom’s, Lillian Strege’s, in Luck. Saturday they went to Gretch’s nephew, Josh and Carrie Strege’s, and also Chris and his wife and son and Mitchell Strege all enjoyed a good time. While there Jerry and Gretchen were surrounded by soybean fields. The Bests also stayed over Sunday night at Lillian’s. Sunday there were lots of relatives there again. Talking with Marv Knoop we find he has been going fishing on Bashaw Lake and is catching nice crappies. Good eatin’, isn’t it Marv? Evelyn Melton tells me that her honey, Cecil, came home from the hospital a week ago Thursday. We wish Cecil many get-well messages. There was a wedding Saturday at the Lake Park Alliance Church joining Kristen Williams and Scott Carls as man and wife. The children of Scott and the children of Kristen were involved in the wedding. Later a party was held at Jim and Sandy Atkinson’s with all of Kristen’s sis-

ters and brothers and Scott’s mom and sister attending. We wish the newlyweds many happy years together. Loretta VanSelus tells us she attended the Spooner Church of the Nazarene children’s picnic on Sunday. She also tells me that Butch and she have been attending their grandkids sporting events. Saturday found Rory and myself going to Chetek to Penny and Jeff’s and their three little munchkins with Paula and Kenzie Cramer and Kenzie’s boyfriend and Paula Eaton joining us to make salsa. We ended up with 11 batches and it makes 10 pints to a batch so the girls will have lots. It was also Paula Eaton’s birthday so Penny’s three kids brought her a beautiful birthday cake. News from the Fjelstad Palace finds last weekend Phil and Rose Deede came to visit. Monday the Greg Dorweiler family visited Bob and Kris. Tuesday Gary and Sue Peterson visited Bob. Later Bob visited Elmer Talbert. The ladies of the Lakeview UMC served lunch for Nora Searles’ funeral on Tuesday. Wednesday, the Clam River Tuesday Club met at Sandy Redding’s. At this meeting they had election for the club members. They also continued planning for the October Festival for Saturday, Oct. 15, at Indian Creek. Thursday, Bob visited Elmer Talbert. Friday Kris was in Rice Lake. While Kris was gone, Bob Garcia visited Bob. Bob visited with Greg, Tyler and Emily Dorweiler. Saturday Kris’ son, Roger Dawley, and daughter Abby visited and Roger brought his mom two butterfly pins. Later he took his mom, Kris, out to Tony’s for lunch. Also, Gladys Knoop came bearing flowers for Kris’ birthday. Bob and Kris visited Gary and Sue Peterson. Sunday Kris visited Mark and Noel and in the evening Bob and Kris took a pontoon ride around Bashaw Lake. As you all know, Kris’ life is very busy now at this time of year. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Nora Searles who passed away recently. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!

Student council plans homecoming 2011

SHELL LAKE — The student council has been busy planning for homecoming 2011 with a wide variety of activities to take place Sept. 16 through Sept. 24. Festivities will kick off this Friday, Sept. 16, at 2:55 p.m. with a pep rally planned by the Laker cheerleaders. New this year, coronation of the homecoming king and queen will take place at the pep rally so they may reign for the entire week. Homecoming court consists of freshmen Tia Carlson and Trevor Anderson, sophomores Carly Meyers and Tanner Williams, juniors Jill Butenhoff and BJ Burton, and seniors Emma Anderson, Abie Granzin, Kellie Meyers, Jesse Gronning, Gabe Lagarde and Caleb Parker. On Saturday, the senior class will be painting downtown businesses windows to encourage Laker spirit throughout the community. Always a favorite, the seventh-annual powder-puff football game will be held on Monday, Sept. 19, beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is $1 or an item for the Washburn County Food Pantry. Come cheer on the girls as they hit the gridiron. Students will be working on class floats all week at the school bus garage. Any parent interested in helping chaperone this activity is asked to call the high school


Thank you to all of the donors and sponsors of the Miss Shell Lake 2011/2012 program.

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The Miss Shell Lake Committee would like to thank the following: Transport Services Unlimited Speedy’s Dahlstroms Lakeside C-Stop Market Bob’s Barronett Becky’s Food & Spirits Produce Life Circle Floyd & Nina Lindemann Indianhead Medical Center Silver Shears Salon Lake Insurance Klopp’s 5th Avenue Thru the Woods Café Hedlund Gas ZumBrunnen Law Office Dave & Wally’s Transmission Frank’s Barber Shop Inc. Mesiter & Meister Tax and Shell Lake Family Dental Accounting Services Paw’s Thrift Shop McNitt Studio Bob’s Auto Repair David & Linda Mancl Core Energy Wellness Roxanne Krogman Northwest Land & Country Pride Co-op Recreation Shell Lake Woodcrafters GTC Carquest Bank of the West BioActive Nutrients Potter’s Shed Sunshadows Counseling Sarona Jewels Creatures Great & Small Vet Red Brick Café Clinic Ernest Nick’s Family Restaurant Cathers The Cat’s Meow ICCPA Larsen Auto Center Washburn Arrow Building Center County Money Source Register

office at 715-468-7814. Students will be working on Monday from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Floats are to be completed by Thursday evening and dropped off at the parking lot west of the community center by 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23. The public is invited to view the floats prior to the homecoming parade, which will begin at the east end of 5th Avenue at 12:30 p.m. and conclude at the primary school. The winner of the student car decorating contest will also be featured in the parade. Immediately following the parade, the class games competition will be held on the football field, weather permitting. Also new this year, each high school class will be asked to design and create an 8’x10’ banner to be displayed in the commons as part of the class competition.

Dress-up days have been selected and are as follows: Monday: Pirate Day. Tuesday: Identical Day. Wednesday: Senior Citizens Day. Thursday: Class Color / Homecoming T-shirt Day. Friday: Blue and Gold Laker Pride Day. Festivities will conclude on Saturday, Sept. 24, with the semiformal homecoming dance, A Night in the Tropics, held in the commons from 8-11 p.m. Entertainment Express will provide the music. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $6 per person. Shell Lake High School students may bring one guest, provided the required guest form is signed and on file in the office. The Shell Lake Student Council hopes that everyone will join in showing Laker Pride by supporting these homecoming events. — from Shell Lake Student Council

And the winner is …

SHELL LAKE – And the winner is … actually, everyone who attended Shell Lake’s Town and Country Days celebration over Labor Day Weekend. Judging from the crowd and the comments, a good time was had by all. TH, Inc., d/b/a Glenview, the area’s premier assisted-living facility for seniors, extends gratitude to the following for their support of the Rockin’ with Glenview fundraiser. Rocker donations were given by Ellen Betcher Memorial, Bush and Gilles Furniture, Fuernot Farms, Mary Harrington, Mary Randall, Shell Lake Family Dental, Silver Shears, Vitality Village and the Weathers family. Contributions were received from Becky’s Food and Spirits, Indianhead Credit Union, Red Cross Pharmacy and RC Gifts, Schmitz’s Economart, Shell Lake State Bank and Skinner Funeral Home. Fuernot Farms of Sarona received the Golden Rocker Award and the People’s Choice Award for sponsoring the rocker bringing in the most money, and also voted people’s favorite. If you didn’t get a chance to see or bid on this year’s rockers, Sue Weathers suggests not to worry, because they’ll be back next year, more unique than ever. If you still want to make a donation to Glenview, a local nonprofit organization, you may do so by contacting Weathers at 715-468-4255. And remember, since Glenview is a nonprofit, you may be eligible for a tax deduction for your gift. For more information about Glenview, log onto their Web site, — from Glenview

In the back row representatives from Fuernot Farms of Sarona, Russ and Nancy Furchtenicht, receive the Golden Rocker Award and the People’s Choice Award at the Rockin with Glenview fundraiser, from Sue Weathers, Glenview administrator. In the front, Mary Randall is delighted with her prizewinning rocker. Also shown is Jillian Furchtenicht. — Photo submitted



Robert A. “Bob” Peterson

Robert A. “Bob” Peterson, 62, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Mayo Health System-Eau Claire surrounded by his family. He was born March 8, 1949, at Shell Lake Hospital to Gordon “Lucky” and Loretta (nee Allar) Peterson. Bob graduated from Spooner High School. On June 8, 1969, he was united in marriage to the former Sharon Hartman. For years, Bob worked the family farm in Springbrook and was also an over-the-road trucker. He was an avid hunter who enjoyed having coffee every morning with his buddies. He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon; and brother, David. Survivors include his wife, Sharon; his mother, Loretta Peterson; children Theresa Peterson, Mark (Ann) Peterson, James (Karla) Peterson and William (Kim) Peterson; grandchildren Zach, Brandon, Bradley, Teanna, Christian, Topanga, Hunter, Kaytlin, Kiera, Kody, Jacob, Katie and Josh; great-grandchild Kylen; sister-in-law Debra Peterson; nephew Kirk; and niece Kristen. An open house and luncheon in Bob’s memory will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Springbrook Community Center from 1-5 p.m. Private interment will be held in the Earl Cemetery. The Plombon’s All Faiths Funeral and Cremation Service, Eau Claire, was entrusted with arrangements.

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Hi again. Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. It was a little cool and rainy. OK, a lot cool and rainy. But it was fun getting together with the whole family anyway. I imagine most of the farmers in the area were about as worried about the weather as our son-in-law, Ryan. We were watching the weather report that weekend, and the temperatures were in the 30s in northern Minnesota. He said that he needed about one more month without a freeze for the corn to be nice and ripe. If this past week is any indication, the farmers won’t have a problem. It’s been so warm and sunny that we hardly need sweaters. Hopefully the weather will stay sunny for at least one more week. The Color Fest, our big Barronett event of the year, is coming up this weekend. It will start out on Friday at 5 p.m. with a spaghetti supper and, after all kinds of fun things to do, finish up with raffle prizes being awarded on Sunday evening. I really hope you can spend at least one day this weekend with us. More if you have time. There will be a cakewalk for the little ones on Friday evening, hayrides, Bingo, and someone will be helping them make s’mores at the bonfire. Saturday starts out with the walk and fun run at 8 a.m. There will be outdoor craft booths and farmers market. Of course the big sporting event of the weekend is the men’s slow-pitch softball tournament, which starts out at 9 a.m. on Saturday and runs until whatever time they finish on Sunday evening. I noticed that someone, most likely Rambo, has the track all set up for the Dairyland garden tractor pull. That event certainly draws a crowd. It’s fun to watch the little guys and girls compete. And, for the kids who don’t have access to a garden tractor, the Wisconsin state sanctioned kid’s pedal tractor pull will take place on Sunday at noon. At 3:30 Sunday afternoon there will be a kiddy parade, so, hopefully, some of the tractors will be in that event. I’m sure there will be a lot of bikes, trikes and wagons, too. Registration for the baking contest will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, with judging beginning at 3:30 p.m. The re-

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Elnora J. Hotchkiss

Elnora J. Hotchkiss, 87, Shell Lake, passed away at her residence surrounded by her family. Elnora was born Nov. 5, 1923, to Edward and Emma (Volker) Peckham. She worked at the Spooner Bakery where she met her husband, Frank Hotchkiss. They were married April 2, 1946, in Minnesota. He passed away Nov. 4, 1977. She also worked at the Hertel Store and volunteered for the Town of Dewey vote taking. She was a member of the United Methodist Church Ladies Circle and the Lakeview United Methodist Church in Hertel. She enjoyed, gardening, crossword puzzles, sewing quilts and fishing. She was preceded by her parents; her husband,

Frank; brothers Jerome (Evelyn) Peckham and Floyd (Louise) Peckham. Elnora is survived by sons Scott (Cheryl) Hotchkiss, Shell Lake, and Donald Hotchkiss of Athens, Ala.; grandchildren Kasey, Donnie, Heather, Kim, Kristi and Megan; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Dorothy (Gene) Wellman, Alice Hutton and Kate Hotchkiss; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Lakeview United Methodist Church in Hertel at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jack Starr officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Dahl Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lorain Cemetery in Indian Creek. The Dahl Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be left for the family at

Joyce C. Arnes, 83, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., on Aug. 18, 2011. She was born Sept. 17, 1927, in Barronett, to Spike and Katie Wallace. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ercyle Arnes; daughter Katie Arnes; her parents; brothers David and Lloyd Wallace; sister and brother-in-

law Mary Jane and Wink Arnes. She is survived by daughter Nancy (Eugene) Dahlgren; son Matt (Rita) Arnes; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one stepgrandson; one greatgreat-granddaughter; and many other relatives and friends. There will be a graveside service at Lakeside Cemetery in Barronett on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m., followed by a celebration of her life at the Barronett Civic Center.

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Heart Lake news

Monday, Sept. 12, what a beautiful morning, but we still have hot days before we start feeling the fall weather. Sept. 11 went by without any tragedies in the world. TV put on lots of coverage and you almost relive it again. Arlys Santiago along with her sister, Audrey, returned home just before Labor Day after visiting her sister, Avis Paulsen, in Verndale, Minn. Avis is now completely recovered from her surgery. Mary and John Marschall attended Mary’s 30th class reunion starting with the football game on Friday night and to Becky’s after. On Saturday the classmates were invited to Mary’s home for dinner and then the street dance. There were about 20 classmates and spouses in attendance. This Sunday, Karen and Ben Holzein were supper guests of Mary and John Marschall. Wendell Lee Turpin and son Shaun spent several days here from Whiting, Ind. On Monday, Sept. 5, Wendell

treated lunch at Lakeview Hotel for Helen V. Pederson, Jeff, and Harriet and Dale Larson of Rice Lake. We had a good time of visiting. Sue and Larry Winner stopped in to see Helen V. Pederson and took her out for a ride after lunch on Labor Day. Brent and Nick Pederson, who reside and work in Minneapolis, Minn., came up to their home last week. Brent went bear hunting and Nick worked on his deer stand. Brent is starting his new job this week and the boys live together. Brent and Jeff Pederson visited Helen V. one day last week. On Sunday, Salem Lutheran had, as their pastor for the day, the Rev. Todd Iverson, associate to our bishop. Not much news this week. I think it’s been too hot for most folks to be out and about. Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start.

quired ingredient this year is lemon. The friendly neighborhood moocher will be one of the judges again this year, so I hope we have so many entries that even Terry will be too full to eat another bite. The smear tournament starts at 4 p.m. Saturday, and the home run tournament is at 5 p.m. There will also be the wine and cheese-tasting event on Sunday afternoon, always a big crowd-pleaser, and a keg toss and brick bounce contest and horseshoes. You know, of course, that Barronett Lutheran women will be serving pie and ice cream all weekend in their usual place. And that worship service will be at 9 a.m. at the community center. The service at Color Fest is always great because we sing all the old hymns that everyone knows by heart. After the service the women will be serving freshly baked cinnamon rolls. I really hope you will join us for that. I guess I could go on and on about all the events going on this weekend, but I’ll let you look at the fliers that are posted on bulletin boards all around the area as well as the ad in the paper. I’m sure you’ll find activities that will be fun for your whole family. Please come over and join us. Terry Goodrich called to let us know about a Doberman who seems to have an IQ of about 140 - hmmm. Heck of a lot smarter than me. Anyway, the dog belongs to Tom, one of the guys who work with Terry in Rice Lake. Tom’s wife has a green thumb and especially loves to grow big, beautiful flowers so Tom is always building her bigger and better flower beds. Anyway, women being women and dogs being dogs, you know that once in a while Tom’s wife feels the need to discipline the dog. Luckily, because of the size of the Doberman, he doesn’t get mad — he gets even. Every time she does something that annoys him — such as disciplining him — he goes out and digs up one of her plants, roots and all, and puts it in the driveway where she will be sure to notice it. I’m not sure if they keep score, but it sounds like it would be about Doberman 50, wife 0. I have one more story to tell you about Loren and Emma O’Neal and the farm. You might remember that they were learning how to milk cows a couple of weeks

ago. Well, they decided that it would be really great to live on a farm if it wasn’t stinky, and there weren’t so many flies, and there wasn’t cow manure all over the place. Then one of them came up with a great idea: Suzy and Ryan could tie those little car air-freshener trees to all the cows’ tails. Doesn’t sound like a bad idea to me. Tinille Lehmann took first place in the Brill Harvest Days 5K race this past weekend. Quite the little runner for someone who hasn’t been training for the past few years. Lynn Thon and I went to Ashland to attend the first birthday party for our adorable little granddaughters/great-granddaughters Kaitlynn and Jessica Holmen. Kaitlynn and Jessica were eating cupcakes when we got there, and had yellow frosting all over their faces, which made them even sweeter than usual. They had a wonderful time celebrating with lots of their little cousins, aunts and uncles. That’s about all I know from Barronett this week. I hope you can make it to the Color Fest. I know you’ll have fun if you come. See you later.

Senior Lunch Menu

Monday, Sept. 19: Potato crunch, Alaskan pollock, au gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, tropical fruit, bread, butter, beverages. Tuesday, Sept. 20: Tater-tot hotdish, buttered beets, pistachio dessert, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Wednesday, Sept. 21: Herb-crusted roast beef and gravy, mashed potatoes, spinach salad, dressing, glazed lemon cake, bread, butter, beverage. Thursday, Sept. 22: Mild and sweet Italian sausage with red pepper marinara over pasta, yellow beans, fresh fruit, crusty bread, beverage. Friday, Sept. 23: Chicken Cordon Bleu, baked sweet potato, marinated vegetables, frozen yogurt, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Call 715-468-4750.



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

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 James Frisby 715-635-2277 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday evening service 6 p.m. Wed. evening service 7 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.

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

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


Northwoods Baptist

Faith Lutheran

St. Alban's

Shell Lake Full Gospel

293 S. Hwy. 63, Shell Lake Pastor Virgil Amundson 715-468-2895 1st Service: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Education Classes: 9:45 a.m. 2nd Service: 10:30 a.m. Pre-KFC & KFC (Kids For Christ) during the 2nd Service (10:30 a.m.); UTurn Student Ministries 6 p.m.; Tuesdays: Compassion Connection (Men only) 7 p.m.; Wednesdays: Compassion Connection (Women only) 7 p.m.; Thurdays: Compassion Connection (Coed meetings) 7 p.m.;


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

St. Catherine's Catholic

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

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

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

St. Francis de Sales

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

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

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

Long Lake Lutheran Church

Full Gospel

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

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

803 Second St., Shell Lake 715-468-7718 www.shelllakesalem Sunday Worship: 8 and 10 a.m.; coffee and conversation: 9:15 a.m.

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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

Trinity Lutheran

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


United Methodist

135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake, 715-468-2405 Pastor Gregory Harrell Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School during worship time; FISH Youth Group Wednesday, 7:30 - 9 p.m.

Sarona Methodist



Church of the Nazarene

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


Spooner Wesleyan

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


Cornerstone Christian

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

Pastor Gregory Harrell Sunday worship 9 a.m.

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at the home of Beth Crosby. Nina and Lawrence Hines went to Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday and came home Friday. The went out to eat with daughters Sue Harrison and Nancy Hagen, to celebrate birthdays of Sue and Nina. Lawrence and Nina also attended the Twins baseball game Wednesday night. Donna Hines visited Inez and Arvid Pearson Saturday morning. Hannah and Grace Mangelsen were guests of Hank and Karen Mangelsen Saturday. Don and Lida Nordquist attended the wedding Saturday of Nicole Schnell and Josh Bastyr. It was held at The Lodge in Siren. Karen and Hank Mangelsen visited Maxine and Les Lindquist Sunday afternoon. Tom and Betsy England were Sunday afternoon visitors of Lida and Don Nordquist. Gerry and Donna Hines called on Don and Lida that evening.

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Lunch Available (Aug. 31, Sept. 7, 14) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY In the matter of the name change of: Sumit Sinha Notice and Order for Name Change Hearing Case No. 11 CV 197 NOTICE IS GIVEN: A petition was filed asking to change the name of the person listed above: From: Sumit Sinha To: Sumit Verma Birth Certificate: Sumit Sinha IT IS ORDERED: This petition will be heard in the Circuit Court of Washburn County, State of Wisconsin: Judge’s Name: Hon. Eugene D. Harrington Place: 10 W. 4th Ave., Washburn Co. Courthouse, Shell Lake, WI 54871. Date: September 22, 2011. Time: 3 p.m. If you acquire reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 715-4684680 at least ten (10) working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. BY THE COURT: Hon. Eugene D. Harrington Circuit Court Judge August 25, 2011 544620 WNAXLP

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Patricia L. Barrett, Minong, OWI, $691.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Brady Block, Winter, operating without valid license, $200.50. Nathan M. Bullion, Hayward, operating motorcycle without valid license, $200.50. Justin S. Gillis, Spooner, possess/consume open intoxicants off premise, $25.00. Jonathan D. Hansen, Trego, seat belt violation, $10.00; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Michael A. Marshall, Minong, permit unauthorized person to drive, $200.50. Robert T. McCarney, Duluth, Minn., failure to stop/improper stop at stop sign, $175.30. Mark J. Neta, Spooner, deposit or discharge solid waste on public or private property, $200.50. Anthony W. Packer, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $299.00. Richard M. Cook, Shell Lake, vehicle equipment violations, group 3, $150.30. Sarah J. Steines, Shell Lake, nonregistration of vehicle < 10,000 pounds, $175.30. Kristi A. White, Shell Lake, underage drinking, $263.50. Charles B. Allen, Rice Lake, possession of THC, $113.00, probation, sent. withheld; possess drug paraphernalia, $100.00, local jail, costs; bail jumping, $268.00, probation, sent. withheld. Tami L. Flach, Shell Lake, reckless driving, $375.00. Louise Fogal, Birchwood, disorderly conduct, $114.50, costs. Sage M. Geddes, Birchwood, bail jumping, $268.00, probation, sent. withheld, twice; burglary, $930.00, probation, sent. withheld; third-degree sexual assault, $849.45, probation, sent. withheld. John P. Greenwald, Trego, operating without valid license, $200.00. Harold S. Maass, South St. Paul, Minn., burglary, $3,683.04, probation, sent. withheld; criminal damage to property, $163.00, local jail, costs; theft, $243.00, local jail, costs. Craig A. Naylor, Spooner, resisting or obstructing an officer, $299.00. Anthony W. Packer, Spooner, criminal damage to property, $299.00.

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Sympathy is extended to Scott and Cheryl Hotchkiss and family, and Donald Hotchkiss and family, due to the death of Donald and Scott’s mother, Elnora. She was 87. Bobbi and Chuck Stoetzel and their daughter, Annette, and Wendy and Rich Machmer visited Karen and Hank Mangelsen Tuesday afternoon. Bobbi and Wendy are daughters of the late Bob Dietrick, whose family had lived at the Mangelsen farm location for a number of years. Bobbi and Wendy and their family members had come from Duluth, Minn., to attend the funeral of Nora Searles, who was a sister of Bob Dietrick. The visitors enjoyed a time of looking around in the old house, and reminiscing about people and happenings of years ago. Clam River Tuesday Club met Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the home of Sandy Redding. Much of the time was spent discussing the fundraiser, which will be Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Indian Creek Hall. The next regular meeting will be Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 1:30 p.m.,

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Randy Zimmerman of Zimmerman Construction, Shell Lake, prepares to remove the old stained-glass window from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. Zimmerman, assisted by crew members Pat Frey and Kenny Nelson, replaced the window with a new exterior window. The 100-plus-year-old stained-glass window, originally moved from the old church, was placed over the new window on the interior of the church. — Photo by Ila Soltis


St. Joseph’s preparing to remove stained-glass window

(Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY SHELL LAKE STATE BANK, a Wisconsin banking corporation, P.O. Box 130 Shell Lake, WI 54871 Plaintiff, vs. TERRI JO KRISKOVSKY N7422 1st Street Trego, WI 54888-9520 And EQUABLE ASCENT FINANCIAL LLC 1120 West Lake Cook Road Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 Defendants NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 10 CV 302 Case Code: 30304 By virtue of judgment of foreclosure made in the above-entitled action on April 20, 2011, I will sell at public auction at the Washburn County Courthouse, located in the City of Shell Lake, Washburn County, Wisconsin, on November 9, 2011, at 10:15 a.m., all of the following described premises, to wit: Part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (NE1/4 - SW1/4), Section Thirty-five (35), Township Forty (40) North, Range Twelve (12) West, described as follows: Beginning at a point 19 rods and 8 feet North of the center post of the SW1/4 of Section 35 thence North 19 rods and 8 feet; thence East 41 rods to the Westerly boundary of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Company right of way; Thence in a Southerly direction along said right of way 19 rods and 8 feet; thence West to the point of beginning; excepting the following described parcels: PARCEL I: Commencing at a point 19 rods, 8 feet North of the center post of the SW1/4 of Section 35 aforesaid; thence North 19 rods, 8 feet to the place of beginning; thence East 250 feet; thence South 75 feet; thence West 250 feet; thence North 75 feet; to the place of beginning. PARCEL II: Beginning at the Northwest corned of that parcel of land described in Volume 61 of Deeds, page 385, thence South along the West line of said parcel described in Volume 61 of Deeds, page 385, 182 feet; thence West 38 feet to a point; thence North on a line parallel to the West boundary of said parcel as described in Volume 61 of Deeds, page 385, 182 feet of the North boundary of grantors land as described in Volume 85 of Deeds, page 286; thence East along such North boundary 38 feet to the place of beginning. PARCEL III: Volume 61 of Deeds, page 385 as follows: Starting at a point 38 rods and 16 feet North of center post of SW1/4 of Section 35; thence East to the West boundary of C. St. P.M. & O. Co. right of way and set an iron pipe 3/4 in. by 3 ft. for the Northeast corner and the place of beginning; thence in a Southwesterly direction along the said right of way, 321.5 feet and set an iron pipe 3/4 in. by 3 ft. for South-east corner, thence West 243 feet and set iron pipe 3/4 in. by 3 ft. for the Southwest corner; thence North 321.5 ft. and set an iron pipe 3/4 in. by 3 ft. for the Northwest corner; thence East 299.5 feet to the place of beginning. TERMS SALE: CASH (10% cash down payment at sale, balance within ten (10) days of court approval). DATED at Shell Lake, Wis., this 6th day of Sept., 2011. /s/Terry C. Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County, Wisconsin Bitney Law Firm, LTD, Thomas J. Bitney, Attorney for Plaintiff 225 Walnut Street P.O. Box 488 Spooner, WI 54801 Phone: 715-635-8741 State Bar No. 1002841 545342


Accident reports

Saturday, August 27 At 3 p.m., Karl A. Newhold, 67, Bolingbrook, Ill., was backing out of a parking spot at Henson’s IGA, in Minong, when he backed into the vehicle of Erin E. Vaara, 37, Gordon. Vaara was stopped about 1520 feet behind the Newhold vehicle. She honked the horn continuously, but to no avail. Minor damage to both vehicles were reported. No injuries reported. Monday, Aug. 29 Brandon C. Melton, 16, Shell Lake, was driving at a high rate of speed on Sawyer Creek Road, .5 mile south of Trout Road at 11:24 a.m. in Shell Lake, when he could not negotiate for the curve in road, lost control, entered the ditch and rolled the vehicle at least two times before the vehicle came to rest on the driver’s side. Melton was trans-

ported by ambulance for medical care, and the vehicle had very severe total damage and was towed. A citation was issued. Tuesday, Aug. 30 At 1:30 p.m., Ryan J. Espeseth, 33, New Auburn, was driving north on the Hwy. 53 ramp. As he went to stop for the Hwy. 63 northbound ramp, he was negotiating the curve and blew a tire on the cement truck he was driving. The vehicle went down the embankment. The vehicle had minor damage, but had to be towed out of the embankment. No injuries were reported. Robin Russell Ness, 54, Stanton, Minn., was driving south on Hwy. 70, just east of Fenander Road, near CTH M, just south of Spooner, when he struck a deer with his vehicle at 5:05 p.m. The damage to his vehicle was moder-

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The Washburn County Zoning Committee will hold a business meeting Tuesday, September 27, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin.

NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING REZONE REQUESTS Rezoning requests have been filed with the Washburn County Zoning Office for changes in the zoning district. The public hearing will be held September 27, 2011, at 4 p.m. in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. CRYSTAL Township: David Hanson, Spooner, Wisconsin. A request to rezone approximately 5 acres: Map #s CR 534 - 40 acres NE 1/4 NE 1/4, and Map# CR 537 - 40 acres SE 1/4 NE 1/4, both in Sec. 3239-11, Town of Crystal, part of the property described above from Agriculture to Residential Agriculture, to split off and build a house. BIRCHWOOD Township: Joan Gallagher, Stone Lake, Wisconsin, and Greg Lerol, White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Map# BI 657/Record ID# 5577 - 32.28 acres, part of Gov’t. Lot 13, Section 2-38-10, zoned residential shorelands, would like to be able to create 3 more parcels (when rezone was approved in 1999 a 4-lot limit was placed on property.

PUBLIC HEARING CONDITIONAL USE REQUESTS Conditional use requests have been filed with the Washburn County Zoning Office. This public hearing will be held September 27, 2011, immediately following the rezoning requests in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. CASEY Township: James Block, Spooner, Wisconsin. Map# CA 799b/record ID# 33850 - .9 acre, Part of Gov’t. Lot 1, Section 31-4013, Town of Casey, requesting to have a conditional use permit for rental of house for short-term use. Interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard. The committee will deliberate in “Open Session.” Handicapped access is available through the south door; parking is near the door. This agenda and the subsequent meeting minutes are available in large type. If you need assistance, please call Lynn Hoeppner at 715-468-4600, prior to the meeting. Webster Macomber, Zoning Administrator 545177 3-4r WNAXLP


ate and it had to be towed. No injuries to Ness were reported. Wednesday, Aug. 31 At 7:15 a.m. Ricky A. Evitch, 54, Trego, was southbound on Hwy. 53, .3 mile south of Hwy. 70, in Spooner, when he struck a deer. The vehicle had moderate damage. No injuries were reported.

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On behalf of Mosaic Telecom, this will advise interested members of the general public as follows. Mosaic Telecom intends to construct a 198’ telecommunications self-support tower located on Frontage Ln. and U.S. Route 53 in Sarona, WI. Members of the public interested in submitting comments on the possible effects of the proposed colocation on properties included in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places may send their comments to Joe Becker, Trileaf Corporation representative acting on behalf of Mosaic Telecom, 729 N. Route 83, Suite 307, Bensenville, IL 60106 or call at 630-227-0202. 545419 4rp WNAXLP



President Jeri Bitney called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Roll call found these board members present: Jeri Bitney, Wendy Muska, Tim Mikula, Phil Holman, Mary Ann Swan and Linda Nielsen. Stu Olson was absent. Also present: Jim Connell, Don Peterson, Kimberly Osterhues, Pam Brown, Phyllis Bergeron, Jill Mickelson, Boyd Anderson, Linda Ferris, Max Ericson, Barry Nielsen, Bob Forsythe, Bob St. Arnold and Ed Heagle. There were no public comments. Mrs. Muska moved to accept consent agenda items a - c, seconded by Mrs. Nielsen. The motion carried. Jill Mickelson gave an update on the Gifted & Talented program. The budget review was done by Mr. Connell. Administrative reports: Kim Osterhues • Mrs. Osterhues reviewed the staff guidelines booklet and parent/teacher handbook for the upcoming school year. • Kindergarten teacher interviews have been completed. Don Peterson • Mr. Peterson went over the 7-12 staff guidelines and 7-12 student handbook. • The Data Retreat will be held on Wednesday, August 17, in the 3-12 school. • ACT information has been received and will be reviewed at the Data Retreat. Jim Connell • Reviewed the summer lunch program. • This year’s in-service schedule is being coordinated. Unfinished business There was discussion about the Lemon Law bus situation. Bob St. Arnold spoke about the change from WEA to Security Health Insurance. Mrs. Swan moved to approve Security Health Insurance for medical insurance, effective Sept. 1, 2011, seconded by Mrs. Muska. The motion carried. Mrs. Muska moved to hire administration’s first choice for the .5 F.T.E. art teaching position pending a successful criminal background check and drug screen, seconded by Mrs. Swan. The motion carried. Ed Heagle and Mr. Connell spoke about the security cameras which were placed throughout the 3-12 school, primary school and bus garage. Mrs. Muska moved to adopt Policy 850, Public Solicitations in the Schools, seconded by Mrs. Nielsen. The motion carried. Mr. Holman moved to adopt Policy 851, Advertising in the Schools, seconded by Mrs. Muska. The motion carried. Mrs. Nielsen moved to adopt Policy 860, School Visitors, seconded by Mrs. Muska. The motion carried. Mr. Holman moved to adopt Policy 871, Public Complaints about Instructional Materials, seconded by Mr. Muska. The motion carried. New Business Max Ericson and Barry Nielsen spoke about Log-a-Load which be held at the Shell Lake School forest on Oct. 6 & 7, 2011. Mrs. Nielsen moved to enter into a contract with Ericson Logging for Log-a-Load for the purpose of harvesting timber at the school forest, seconded by Mr. Mikula. The motion carried. Mr. Holman moved to accept the milk bid for the 2011-2012 school year with Andrea Distributing, seconded by Mrs. Muska. The motion carried. Mrs. Muska moved to hire administration’s choice of a full-time 5year-old kindergarten teacher, pending a successful criminal background check and drug screen, seconded by Mrs. Swan. The motion carried. Mrs. Swan moved to hire Sarah Skinner as Jr. high girls basketball coach for the 2011-12 school year, seconded by Mrs. Nielsen. The motion carried. Committee & president’s report were given. Mrs. Muska moved to suspend the regular meeting to convene an executive session in accordance with Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(f) for the purpose of employee salary discussion and possible action, seconded by Mr. Mikula at 9:05 p.m. Roll call found all members present voting aye. The motion carried. Mr. Mikula moved to adjourn the executive session and reconvene into open session, seconded by Mrs. Muska. The motion carried. Mrs. Muska moved to approve freezing steps, honoring lane changes, averaging teachers salaries and applying a 1% increase of the average across the salary schedule, seconded by Mrs. Swan. The motion carried. Mrs. Muska moved to approve averaging support staff salaries and apply the 1% increase of the average across the salary schedule, seconded by Mrs. Nielsen. The motion carried. Mrs. Nielsen moved to approve a 1% raise for nonunion staff members, seconded by Mrs. Swan. The motion carried. Mr. Mikula moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mrs. Muska. The motion carried. 545538 4r The meeting was adjourned at 10:02 p.m.

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Notice is hereby given that the Bashaw Town Board shall hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 7 p.m. at the Bashaw Town Hall. Agenda: Call meeting to order; minutes from August 2, 2011, town meeting; treasurer’s report; John Biver, Town Assessor; Redistricting Ward Resolution; ATV route: Sand Road; public input; permits/applications; truck/grader; set next meeting date; approve vouchers and adjourn meeting. A current agenda will also be posted at the following sites: Corner of Tozer Lake Rd. & Green Valley Rd., corner of Sand Rd. & Sunset Rd. and N3410 Sawyer Creek Rd., Shell Lake, WI 54871 (Town Hall) Lesa Dahlstorm, Clerk Town of Bashaw 545418 4r

NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING (Section 65.90{4}) Notice is hereby given to qualified electors of the School District of Shell Lake that the budget hearing will be held in the library of the 3-12 building, 271 Highway 63, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, on the 26th day of September, 2011, at 7 p.m. The summary of the proposed budget is printed below. Detailed copies of the budget are available for inspection in the District Office at 271 Highway 63, Shell Lake, Wis. Dated this 29th day of August, 2011. Linda Nielsen, District Clerk AUDITED 2009 - 2010 GENERAL FUND Beginning Fund Balance 1,832,555.60 Ending Fund Balance 1,722,965.24 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES Transfers-In (Source 100) 0.00 Local Sources (Source 200) 4,247,236.51 Interdistrict Payments (Source 300 + 400) 265,993.83 Intermediates Sources (Source 500) 9,924.11 State Sources (Source 600) 2,762,062.07 Federal Sources (Source 700) 301,262.48 All Other Sources (Source 800 + 900) 49,917.24 TOTAL REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 7,636,396.24 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES Instruction (Function 100 000) 3,464,127.99 Support Services (Function 200 000) 2,806,600.76 Nonprogram Transactions (Function 400 000) 1,475,257.85 TOTAL EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 7,745,986.60 SPECIAL PROJECTS FUND Beginning Fund Balance 10,242.96 Ending Fund Balance 10,284.96 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 989,312.98 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 989,270.98 DEBT SERVICE FUND Beginning Fund Balance 428,121.90 Ending Fund Balance 538,930.01 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 1,047,996.64 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 937,188.53 CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND Beginning Fund Balance 118,044.50 Ending Fund Balance 148,111.17 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 30,066.67 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 0.00 FOOD SERVICE FUND Beginning Fund Balance 31,467.80 Ending Fund Balance 49,224.88 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 306,394.95 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 288,637.87 COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND Beginning Fund Balance 25,109.30 Ending Fund Balance 16,676.23 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 96,757.50 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 105,190.57 PACKAGE & COOPERATIVE PROGRAM FUND Beginning Fund Balance 0.00 Ending Fund Balance 0.00 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 0.00 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 0.00

AUDITED 2010 - 2011

BUDGET 2011 - 2012

1,722,965.24 1,980,938.29 1,980,938.29 1,980,938.29

0.00 0.00 4,489,259.85 4,449,123.00 288,708.49 256,000.00 2,298.46 900.00 2,975,435.13 2,577,242.00 174,222.49 310,220.00 32,569.83 5,000.00 7,962,494.25 7,598,485.00

3,610,700.84 3,511,683.00 3,033,350.39 3,220,464.00 1,060,469.97


7,704,521.20 7,598,485.00 10,284.96 10,336.15

10,336.15 10,381.15

1,068,867.41 1,082,251.00 1,068,816.22 1,082,206.00 538,930,01 234,731.49

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148,111.17 178,712.44

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49,224.88 72,034.41

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16,676.23 18,346.68

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TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND OTHER FINANCING USES ALL FUNDS GROSS TOTAL EXPENDITURES ALL FUNDS 10,066,274.55 9,557,521.86 9,383,492.00 Interfund Transfers (Source 100) ALL FUNDS 1,375,941.35 0.00 0.00 Refinancing Expenditures (FUND 30) 0.00 0.00 0.00 NET TOTAL EXPENDITURES ALL FUNDS 8,690,333.20 9,557,521.86 9,383,492.00 PERCENTAGE INCREASE NET TOTAL FUND EXPENDITURES FROM PRIOR YEAR 9.98% -1.82% PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX LEVY General Fund 4,148,006.00 4,360,763.00 4,360,763.00 Referendum Debt Service Fund 234,374.00 0.00 0.00 Nonreferendum Debt Service Fund 0.00 0.00 0.00 Capital Expansion Fund 30,000.00 30,000.00 30,000.00 Community Service Fund 50,000.00 55,000.00 55,000.00 TOTAL SCHOOL LEVY 4,471,380.00 4,445,763.00 4,445,763.00 PERCENTAGE INCREASE TOTAL LEVY FROM PRIOR YEAR -0.57% 0.00% 545343 4r WNAXLP


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WILLIAM CARL MICKEN and ASSET ACCEPTANCE As Assignee of American Express, Defendants. Case No.: 11-CV-027 Case Code: 30404 Case Classification: Foreclosure of Mortgage NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of a judgment of foreclosure made in the aboveentitled action on April 21, 2011, in Washburn County, I will sell at public auction in the North Entrance of the Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871, on November 2, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., all of the following described premises, to wit: Part of Government Lot One (1), Section Thirty-Five (35), Township Forty-One (41) North, Range Twelve (12) West, more particularly described as Lot One (1) as recorded in Volume Twelve (12) of Certified Survey Maps, Page 46, Survey No. 2703. TAX KEY NUMBER: 65 012 2 41 12 35 1 20030 The property will be sold subject to all legal encumbrances. TERMS OF SALE: Ten (10%) percent of the successful bid must be paid to the Sheriff at the sale in cash, cashier’s check or certified funds (personal checks cannot and will not be accepted). The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the Clerk of Courts in cash, cashier’s check or certified funds at the time of the Court’s confirmation of the sale or the ten (10%) percent down payment is forfeited to the Plaintiff. Dated this 25th day of August, 2011. TERRY DRYDEN Sheriff of Washburn County, Wisconsin Hippenmeyer, Reilly, Moodie & Blum, S.C. Lori J. Fabian Plaintiff’s Attorney 720 Clinton Street P.O. Box 766 Waukesha, WI 53187-0766 Telephone: (262) 549-8181 Fax: (262) 549-8191 The above property is located at W5541 Palmer Drive, Trego, Wisconsin 54888.

Case No. 11 PR 40 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth February 25, 1940, and date of death August 1, 2011, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of W7922 Pershing Rd., Barronett, WI 54813. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is December 2, 2011. 5. A claim may be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, P.O. Box 316, Wisconsin. Marilynn E. Benson Probate Registrar August 22, 2011 D. Peter Seguin 110 Second Street Hudson, WI 54016 715-386-3200 Bar No.: 1015439

(Sept. 7, 14, 21) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ANDREW LINDENFELSER ORDER SETTING DEALINE FOR FILING CLAIM (Formal Administration) Case No. 11PR39 A petition for formal administration was filed. THE COURT FINDS: The decedent, with date of birth Nov. 19, 1955, and date of death Dec. 14, 2010, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of W5725 Birchwood Dr., Trego, WI 54888. All interested persons waived notice. THE COURT ORDERS: The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’ estate is Nov. 18, 2011. A claim must be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. BY THE COURT: /s/Eugene D. Harrington Circuit Court Judge August 19, 2011 Kathryn zumBrunnen P.O. Box 96 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-3174 Bar No. 1016913

MEETING NOTICE SHELL LAKE AREA FIRE ASSOCIATION The Shell Lake Area Fire Association Board of Directors will hold their quarterly meeting Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 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; new business: 2012 budget; set next meeting date. 545662 4r

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL DISTRICT MEETING (Section 120.98 {1}) Notice is hereby given to qualified electors of the School District of Shell Lake that the annual meeting of said district for the transaction of business, will be held in the library of the 3 - 12 building, 271 Highway 63, Shell Lake, Wisconsin on the 26th day of September, 2011, at 7 p.m. Linda Nielsen, District Clerk 545341 4r

Driver- DAILY PAY! Hometime Choices: Express lanes 7/ON7/OFF, 14/ON-7/OFF, WEEKLY. Flexible Schedules, New Trucks! CDL-A, 3 months recent experience required. 800-414-9569. (CNOW) Drivers Owner Operators & ComFlatbed. Excellent pany. pay/opportunity. Class A CDL w/ at least 2 yrs. current exp. Blackhawk Transportation 888-364-9755 (CNOW) (Aug. 31, Sept. 7, 14) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY PROGRESSIVE UNIVERSAL INSURANCE COMPANY AS SUBROGEE OF LEANN R. HENRIKSEN 5920 LANDERBROOK DR. MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, OH 44124 Plaintiff, vs. BARBARA A. FERGUSON Defendant. Our File #T654130 Case No. 11CV000140 AMENDED SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TO: BARBARA A. FERGUSON 201 PARK WEST AVE. SPOONER, WI 54801 You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The Complaint, which is also served on you, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within Forty (40) days after August 31, 2011, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in Chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the Complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is: CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, WASHBURN COUNTY, P.O. BOX 339 -110 W. 4 AVE., SHELL LAKE, WI 54871 and the Kahn Law Firm, Plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is Suite 501, 312 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4305. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If no Complaint accompanies this Summons you must respond within the said 40-day period with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint by mailing or delivering said written demand to the court and to the Plaintiff’s attorneys at their respective addresses listed above. If you do not provide a proper answer to the Complaint or provide a written demand for said complaint within the 40-day period, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future and may be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated at Milwaukee, Wis., August 9, 2011. KOHN LAW FIRM S.C. By: Joseph R. Johnson State Bar No. 1053052 Attorney for Plaintiff



DAVID H. RAILSBACK AND ARLA J. RAILSBACK Mortgagor Defendants LAMPERT YARDS, INC. STATE OF WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Case No.: 10CV-232 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale entered in the above-entitled action on December 28, 2010, the undersigned sheriff of Washburn County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction as follows: PLACE OF SALE: Washburn County Courthouse - North Entrance, 10 4th Ave., Shell Lake, WI. DATE OF SALE: October 26, 2011, at 10:15 a.m. ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 154 Rolphs Point Dr., Shell Lake, WI 54871. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: That part of Government Lots 6 and 7 of Section 6, Township 37 North of Range 12 West described as follows: Commencing at the One-Quarter corner common to Sections 5 and 6 of said township and range; thence North on the section line, North 4˚3’ West a distance of 1.058 feet to an iron stake; thence North 70˚39’ West a distance of 521.6 feet to an iron stake; thence North 67˚ West a distance of 250 feet to an iron stake; thence North 74˚57’ West a distance of 100 feet to an iron stake; thence North 76˚ West a distance of 300 feet to an iron stake, being the point of beginning; thence continuing North 76˚ West a distance of 200 feet to an iron stake; thence North 72˚50’ West a distance of 50 feet to the center of Lot 9 of Rolph’s Point, being an unrecorded plat; thence South on a line being the centerline of said Lot 9 to the water’s edge of Shell Lake; thence in an easterly direction along said shoreline a distance of approximately 250 feet to a point which is south 10˚5’ West from the point of beginning; thence North 10˚5’ East a distance of approximately 262 feet to the point of beginning; together with all land between said description and the water’s edge of Shell Lake; this property being further described as Lots 7, 8 and the East half of Lot 9 of Rolph’s Point, an unrecorded plat. TOGETHER WITH a 1/44th interest in that parcel of land described as the existing roadway on the unrecorded plat of Rolph’s Point being a subdivision of Government Lots 6 and 7 of Section 6, Township 37 North, Range 12 West, as conveyed by Quit Claim Deed recorded in Vol. 189 of Records, page 763, as Document No. 165781. Parcel No. 65-282-2-37-12-06-5 05-006-009000. TERMS OF SALE: CASH. DOWN PAYMENT: 10% of amount bid by certified check. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of sale. /s/ Terry C. Dryden Terry C. Dryden, Sheriff HANAWAY ROSS, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 345 S. Jefferson St. Green Bay, WI 54301-4522 (920) 432-3381

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Notice is hereby given that the Washburn County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at 7 p.m. in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. LONG LAKE Township: Jacob and Connie Breunig, Rice Lake, Wisconsin. A request to have a variance to expand an existing dwelling more than 1,500 square feet in its current location which is at 68’ from the ordinary high-water mark of Long Lake (normally 75 feet from the ordinary high-water mark) and have a reduced side yard setback of a minimum of 4’ (normally 10’) to put on kitchen addition and a garage to make permanent residence. Sec. 38-594. Location: Map #LL 994/Record ID# 17097 - part of Gov’t. Lot 2, Section 14-37-11s. CASEY Township: Carolyn and Barry Gertschen, Hudson, Wisconsin. A request to have an After-the-Fact variance to modify and/or replace more than 25% of the structural members of the external walls and roof and add on to an existing nonconforming structure that is 58’ from the ordinary high-water mark of Dunn Lake (normally 75 feet from the ordinary high-water mark). Sec. 38594 (2)(c)(2). Location Map #CA529/Record ID# 8653 - part of Gov’t Lot 3, Sec. 23-40-13. Interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard. The committee will deliberate in “Open Session.” This agenda and the subsequent meeting minutes are available in large type. If you need assistance please call Lynn Hoeppner at 715-468-4600, prior to the meeting. Webster Macomber, Zoning Administrator 545556 4-5r WNAXLP




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(Aug. 31, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff vs. SCOTT D. WASHBURN, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case Number: 10 CV 203 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 25, 2011, in the amount of $176,740.17, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 19, 2011, at 10:15 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: Part of Government Lot 6, Section 2, Township 41 North, Range 13 West, described as Lot 1 in Volume 14 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 44 as Survey Number 3064, Town of Chicog, Washburn County, Wis. Together with an easement for ingress and egress contained in deed dated Oct. 21, 2005, and recorded on Oct. 25, 2005, as Document No. 314139. PROPERTY ADDRESS: W8226 Bald Eagle Drive, Trego, WI 54888. TAX KEY NO.: 65-016-2-41-1302-5 05-006-011000. Dated this 29th day of August, 2011. Terry Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County Annie M Schumacher State Bar #1074726 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. 276606


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(Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31, Sept. 7, 14) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff vs. JEREMY MEHSIKOMER, et al Defendant(s) Case Number: 09 CV 299 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on May 26, 2010, in the amount of $118,342.71, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: September 28, 2011, at 10:15 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Parcel 1: The North 80 feet of Lot 7, Block 21, 2nd Addition to the City of Spooner, Washburn County, Wis.. Parcel 2: The South 70 feet of Lot 7, Block 21, 2nd Addition to the City of Spooner, Washburn County, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 401 Vine Street, Spooner, WI 54801. TAX KEY NO.: 65-281-2-39-1231-0-0-6795 & 65-281-2-3912-31-0-0-6790. Dated this 28th day of July, 2011. Terry Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County Marie M. Flannery State Bar #1045309 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. 275223


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Kindergarteners learn bus safety

Students in kindergarten classes of Janie LaFave and Kelly Crede at Shell Lake Primary School had a bus safety demonstration with transportation director Boyd Anderson on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Statistics show that the safest way for children to get to and from school is on the school bus.

Boyd Anderson is showing the young riders the proper distance around a school bus. Students are taught that under no circumstance should they try to retrieve anything that might have rolled or blown under the bus. Hope Larson, Cassidy Johnson and Max Elliott are learning the correct way to get on and off the school bus. The most dangerous time for the children riding on the school bus is when they are getting on or off the bus. Learning the correct way will minimize their chances of getting hurt.

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The bus driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s point of view is obscured with blind spots and sun glare on the windows. Children waiting for the bus need to stand a safe distance off the road, remain still when the bus is stopping and wait for the bus driver to signal them to cross the road. The bus driver will check the traffic before signaling them.

Photos by Larry Samson

School menus

Breakfast Monday, Sept. 19: Juice, cereal, toast. Tuesday, Sept. 20: Fruit, sausage link, French toast sticks. Wednesday, Sept. 21: Juice, cheese omelet, toast. Thursday, Sept. 22: Fruit, pancakes. Friday, Sept. 23: Juice, yogurt, toast. Lunch Monday, Sept. 19: Potato bowls with chicken. Elementary: Chicken nuggets, corn, peach slices. No Laker. Tuesday, Sept. 20: Mozzarella dippers, lettuce salad, mixed vegetables, pineapple tidbits. Laker: Egg roll. Wednesday, Sept. 21: Chicken Alfredo, green beans, pear slices, bread sticks. Laker: Hot dog. Thursday, Sept. 22: Calzone, peas, mandarin oranges. No Laker. Friday, Sept. 23: Hot Italian sub. Elementary: Pizza, broccoli, applesauce. No Laker. Breakfast served each day for K-12 students. Whole-grain bread and buns and milk served with each meal. Laker sandwiches available to grades 7-12 only.

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People you should know

Victor Sacco grew up in St. Louis, Mo. He began his career in real estate development in 1984 while attending Maryville University where he specialized in corporate real estate, primarily in the gas/convenience store industry. In 1991, he moved to Minnesota to manage Amoco Oil’s Upper Midwest real estate holdings and development. Sacco later started his own retail property development firm and served as real estate manager for SuperAmerica and then Holiday Stationstores. Shortly after moving to Minnesota, Sacco visited friends with a cabin on Long Lake and fell in love with the area. In 2005, he was presented with an opportunity to work in northwestern Wisconsin, and he and his wife moved their family to Washburn County. Sacco said, “We love it. No traffic. We wake up each morning marveling that we get to call this place home. “Living in a smaller community has given me the opportunity to get involved in a wide variety of community organizations, including the Spooner Area Chamber of Commerce, the Long Lake Preservation Association and St. Francis de Sales School.” Continuing, “We have met a lot of great people along the way. Since joining Edina Realty in 2008, I’m now able to blend my passion for real estate and Northwest Wisconsin into a career which has the potential to help others make their dreams come true.”

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Vic Sacco

Full name, age: Victor (Vic) John Milton Sacco, 49 Family: Wife, Jaci; sons, Jacob, 13, and Aaron, 9 Occupation: Dream maker – problem solver, Edina Realty Inc. Washburn County resident since: 2006 Hobbies/interests: Fishing, boating, drums, hiking in the woods and anything having to do with real estate Claim to fame: Played drums at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio My favorite sport to play: Fishing Favorite sport to watch: St. Louis Cardinals baseball at Busch Stadium Place I would most like to visit: Amalfi Coast in Italy Dinner companion, dead or alive: Jesus Christ The person I most admire: Bill Bezdek, my stepfather Best movie I ever saw: “E.T.”

Favorite movie line: “I’m gonna make them an offer they can’t refuse.” ~ Don Corleone, “The Godfather” Favorite TV show: “Man Vs. Wild” Music I listen to: Eclectic, jazz, rock, funk and classical Favorite Stooge: Curly Favorite dish: Cioppino – a seafood stew in a spicy red sauce over angel hair pasta Last book I read: “Finding God’s Will for You,” by St. Francis de Sales My friends would describe me as: Energetic, fun, love family, food and nature. My first job was: Working at a full-service gas station in St. Louis, Mo. I’d like to be remembered for: Developing my boys appreciation for music, food, nature and family.

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Scavenger hunt winner announced

SHELL LAKE – Karry Davis, Shell Lake, found the sailboat figurine that was hidden for the Town and Country Days scavenger hunt. She received a $50 gift certificate from Dahlstroms Lakeside Market. — submitted washburncountyregister


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Lakeland Manor resident of almost seven years Bob Stariha is shown with a volunteer morning glory plant in front of the manor in Shell Lake. When he noiced how large the plant was getting, Stariha trained it to go around the post near the front entrance to the building. — Photos by Suzanne Johnson


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Before the area bursts forth in full fall colors, the flower beds at Lakeland Manor in Shell Lake are reaching their peak for the season. Some updates have been going on at the manor with plans to paint the exterior in the near future.

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