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Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 Vol. 125, No. 6 • Shell Lake, Wis.

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• “Aladdin” at Spooner High School • Lions Health Fair @ Shell Lake • Playing comedy workshop @ Shell Lake See Events page 6


Colorfest friends

Technology at work Page 2

Volunteering for the future Page 5

Educational opportunities Beyond the office door

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Rylei Schmidz and Hailey Duffy are best friends and having fun at the Barronett Colorfest that was held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22. More photos on back page. — Photo by Larry Samson

New post office deadline impacts local businesses

SPORTS Shell Lake sweeps Clear Lake in three Pages 9-11


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STATEWIDE - Beginning in mid-October, new applicants for unemployment insurance will have to register online through the Job Center of Wisconsin. Years ago, the federal government began pushing states to make the newly unemployed file for benefits online. John Fandrich, a deputy secretary for Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development, said the state is coming into compliance. Fandrich said the new regulation takes place on Oct. 13. “It is a regulation that’s been out there for some time, probably since the mid ’90s,” he said. “We’ve just never actively enforced it because we just wanted to make sure we had all the technology in place, the staff trained to make sure that we could have this be a positive and seamless process.” Fandrich said the state hasn’t been penalized for failing to implement the online requirement. People who have lost jobs have been able to apply for benefits over the phone. But Fandrich said they will now have to log on to the Job Center’s website. Once there, they will also be asked a series of questions to help build a resumé which potential employers will have access to. “What this technology will allow us (to do) … is for them to be matched up with an employer sooner,” said Fandrich. The state Legislature recently passed a law requiring people on unemployment to apply for four jobs each week rather than the previous two jobs per week. - Patty Murray/Wisconsin Public Radio

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by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SHELL LAKE - “Some collection times have been adjusted to align with our transportation and mail processing operating windows to ensure we continue to meet our service standards,” wrote Pete Nowacki, United States Postal Service representative, in an email.   Since 2012, the Eau Claire sorting facility has been on a list of 162 Postal Service facilities across the nation slated for consolidation.  When

fully implemented in late 2014, the Postal Service expects its network consolidations to generate approximately $2 billion in annual cost reductions, and lead to total workforce reduction of up to 28,000 employees. For area businesses, the cutbacks mean possible delays in service for customers and new mail deadlines for businesses. Delores Zaloudek, assistant operations offi-

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Oktoberfest and Haunted Schoolhouse returning to Shell Lake Arts Center SHELL LAKE — After rave reviews, two fall events will be returning to the Shell Lake Arts Center this fall. All are welcome to attend Oktoberfest and the Haunted Schoolhouse. Oktoberfest, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 5, features food and beverage tasting along with music performed by Three Rivers Polka Band, based out of River Falls, and the popular rock band Stormy Monday.  Free tastings take place throughout the evening.   Guests  can take a chance at many raffle items donated by local merchants and artists.  The event takes place at the Shell Lake Arts Center’s Darrell Aderman Auditorium; 802 First St. in  Shell Lake, from 6-11 p.m. The Shell Lake Arts Center and the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring Oktoberfest.  The third-annual Haunted Schoolhouse will terrify visitors at the Shell Lake Arts Center on  Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26, from 6-10 p.m.   What happens to the students and teachers when an old high school shuts down?  They stay there, of course, and haunt the victims who dare to enter.  Guests looking for a less scary adventure are welcome from 6-8 p.m. for the not-so-scary trip through the Haunted Schoolhouse. Those

Local band members Nick Muska, Sam Muska and Brett Holman, of Stormy Monday, form one of the bands performing music at Shell Lake’s Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Shell Lake Arts Center. Photo submitted looking for an extreme scare can attend from 8-10 p.m. Proceeds from the Haunted Schoolhouse are shared by area nonprofits that host the event. — from SLAC


by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SPOONER - “The students are grateful and we are grateful,” said Jody Peck, fourth-grade teacher at Spooner Elementary School. The Spooner School District’s one-to-one-technology project that was approved by the board of education in July has hit the ground running. Every student in grades three, four, seven and eight are outfitted with one of

Technology at work

373 iPads to use within the school district. Soon students in kindergarten through second grade will be using the former iPad 2s. “We will be putting them into groups of five, starting in second-grade classrooms, set up as learning centers,” explained Hugh Miller, district technology coordinator.  Into the second week of classes with the new technology, teachers and adminis-

Shpresa Shabani uses her iPad to research ideas for the space-time capsule that is part of a class project in Will Stewart’s middle school language arts class. - Photos by Danielle Moe

Students in Charles Rohlik’s middle school science class work on their iPads creating a presentation on a lab they did earlier in the week. Pictured (L to R): Tom Goering, Ben Bray, Tony Osborn and Rayden Allard.

trators have recently recognized several benefits that were originally overlooked. “I do think that the children are really motivated to stay in class and to participate,” stated Lynnea Lake, Spooner Middle School principal. Other benefits teachers have pinpointed include decreased negative behaviors, increased creativity, improved self-confidence and improved learning through ease of access. “It is giving them a really cool opportunity to be leaders,” said Peck, who thinks the best thing about the devices is how their self-esteem is boosted through inclass activities that they all enjoy.  “They are just so excited about learning

and getting to share their creativity ... as a teacher that is just such a gift,” she acknowledged. Through the use of specialized applications and Web-based educational programs, students have already begun to recognize the benefits involved with the new technology. “They are like portable computers, and faster,” said Logan Hendricks, a student in Charles Rohlik’s middle school science class.  From math quizzes, creating presentations on science lab findings, and designing space-time capsules, it is obvious that learning, having fun and being creative is happening in Spooner School District classrooms.

Riley Hess and Rikki Saletri use their iPads in their research for Will Stewart’s middle school language arts class space-time capsule project.

Trayden Wilson and Jake Solveson show their third-grade teacher, Melissa Smith, math equations using their iPads.

Shell Lake Class of 1963 holds 50-year reunion

The Shell Lake High School Class of 1963 held their 50th class reunion at the Lakeview Bar and Grill in Shell Lake. All living class members were located except for Susan Estes. If anyone knows of any information in locating her, please contact Gary Johnson, 715-822-8603 or email Of a class of 46, 36 email addresses were found along with two former classmates. Deceased members of the class are Robert Shimek, Jim Kastner, Roger Melton and Charles Arrasmith. Shown back row (L to R): Larry Brown, Ken Schrankel, Dewey Jacobs, Ward Winton, John Biver, Ken Schultz, Russel Roe (partially hidden), Doug VanSickle, Warren Poquette (partially hidden) and Jim Ahasay. Middle: Gary Johnson, Virgil Neubauer, Carl Haupt, Homer Melton, Ray Shimek, Gary Olson, Bob Ottosen, Burt Trumbower, Jim Lewis and Brad Wickman. Front: Joanne Hanson Albee, John Forrestal, Judee Morey Rydberg, Karen Schultz Schuirmann, Sandra Glessing Linton and Barbara Rohlik Vavre. Attending but not pictured: Bill Nydberg and Bob Esswein. — Photo submitted

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DPI releases report card


Wisconsin Music & Memory Initiative under way

Both Spooner and Shell Lake School Districts achieved a “meets expectations” rating for the 2012-13 district report card. – Graphic from WDPI by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SHELL LAKE – Sixty-three percent of Wisconsin school districts achieved an accountability rating of “meets expectations” on the Department of Public Instruction’s school district report cards. Both Shell Lake and Spooner School Districts achieved this standard with ratings of “meets expectations.” Unlike the school report cards, district report cards reflect data for the district as a whole and with scores calculated out of 100. Data used in district report cards are based on the same tests as the school report cards.  These tests are the Wisconsin Student Assessment System, the Wisconsin Alternate Assessment for Students with Disabilities, and the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination. As a district, Shell Lake Schools is ahead of state scores in the priority areas of student achievement and on-track and postsecondary readiness.  The school achieved a score of 87 in on-track and postsecondary readiness and 67.1 in student achievement.  According to Jim Connell, superintendent at Shell Lake, the overall score is important but not as important as subscores.   “One of our goals is to increase our closing the gaps score on the district report card by 2 percent in 2013-14,” stated Connell.  Closing gaps provide a measure that corresponds to the statewide goal of having all students improve while narrowing the achievement and graduation gaps that often separate different groups of students,

like those that are economically disadvantaged. Spooner School District’s scores are above the state’s in all the priority areas, achieving the highest score in the priority area of on-track and postsecondary readiness at 86.2. The other priority areas of student achievement, student growth, closing gaps, and on-track and postsecondary readiness scores are all very close at 62.7, 60.4, and 62.2.   Dr. Donald Haack, superintendent at Spooner Schools, explained that the district report card does give some useful information about how a school or district is doing well, but pointed out that “it is only one measure and may not be indicative of the overall programs or quality of education that are offered in the district.”  Both districts use the information from these report cards to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the school district.   “We have multiple measures at all levels that tell us more about individual student achievement, and we use all of the available information to make decisions about how to best teach our children,” explained Haack.  Besides DPI report card data, Spooner uses the assessments such as WKCE, STAR math and reading, ACT Explore and PLAN, Fountas and Pinnell and DIBELS assessments along with information from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  In addition, attendance, graduation data and individual teacher recommendations are influential to educational decision making.

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Kitchen helpers in last year’s Haunted Schoolhouse were (L to R): Karen Kaufman, Mary Hemshrot and Jan Bliss. See story, front page. — Photo submitted

Looking forward to implementing the music and memories initiative are Bonnie Kurtz, Terraceview Living Center’s activity coordinator, and Kurt Graves, administrator. — Photo by Suzanne Johnson

by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SHELL LAKE - Terraceview Living Center in Shell Lake was recently selected as one of 230 nursing homes to be part of the Wisconsin Music & Memory Initiative.   “I think it is just an awesome opportunity for our facility as well as our residents,” said Bonnie Kurtz, Terraceview’s activity coordinator. In its first year, the initiative is a Department of Health Services program that is supporting 100 nursing homes in Wisconsin to bring joy to residents with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related disorders.  At Terraceview, 15 residents who suffer from Alzheimer’s and other dementias will experience this new program that uses personalized music during daily activities to help stimulate participation.  “Say a person has a problem before bedtime, we would put their music on for them, and we are hoping that this would help people through their problem behavior areas,” explained Kurtz.   The DHS anticipates many benefits for individuals in the program, including reducing agitation and enhancing engagement with family, friends, staff and the community.  It also offers an enjoyable,

fulfilling activity for people on dialysis, a ventilator or who are bed-bound.    “I think they are trying to get a handle on this because medication should not be the answer,” stated Kurtz. The program involves no monetary investment from participating facilities, except for the time commitment to fully participate in the certification process and the research component. To become a Certified Music and Memory Care facility, program leads will participate in three 90-minute training sessions created by Dan Cohen, founder of the program.  “Hopefully after we get through some of our training sessions we will train some of our staff,” said Kurtz.  According to the DHS, the unique $180,000 program is funded through civil money penalty funds and matching dollars.  CMPs are punitive fines imposed by a civil court on an entity that has profited from illegal or unethical activity.  After certification, Terraceview will receive 15 iPod Shuffles with additional equipment and technical assistance at a monetary value of $2,000.  “I think it is an awesome program that we have been selected into,” said Kurtz.

Support for rescuers by Danielle Moe Register staff writer TOWN OF GORDON - Two Burnett County fire departments (Grantsburg and Jackson) have offered up fire trucks for the Gordon Fire Department to use in the aftermath of the Gordon Fire Hall and all of the trucks and equipment burning to the ground last Thursday, Sept. 19. The Gordon Volunteer Fire Department battled a fire that consumed their own fire hall. Everything in the hall was lost including two fire engines, two tenders, two brush trucks and the personal protection gear for about 15 firefighters. Jackson Fire Chief Dan Campion estimates the damage at $1 million, with a better estimate awaiting insurance adjustors. Besides three loaner fire trucks, the department has received equipment, tools and hoses from Douglas County Emergency Management, the state of Wisconsin and other sources.

Grantsburg and Jackson fire departments in Burnett County offered donations of fire trucks to Gordon Fire Department after a fire that destroyed the department’s fire hall. Photo submitted A benefit dinner for the fire department will be held on Friday, Sept. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Gordon Town Hall, 9709 E. CTH Y.

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New deadline/from page 1 cer for Shell Lake State Bank, explained that changing the daily mail deadline from 4:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  has caused some scramble.  The new 2:30 p.m. deadline limits how much mail bank employees can get out in one day, causing a day’s delay for any mail that doesn’t make the 2:30 p.m. deadline.   “Some of our customers are not getting

notified until a day later,” acknowledged Zaloudek. Rick Malecha, advertising manager for the Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association, publishers of the Washburn County Register, Inter-County Leader and the Advertisers, explained that the earlier pickup deadlines has forced the company to move up production dead-

lines.   “Earlier copy and news deadline are forcing everyone to get everything ready in less time than before,” he said.  “The Eau Claire Processing and Distribution Facility has not closed,” stated Nowacki. He said only the operation of postmarking and original sortation of letters from ZIP code areas 547 and 548

have been moved from Eau Claire to the St. Paul processing and distribution center in Eagan, Minn. Retail hours and delivery services will not change, but USPS customers will have to.   “Customers will need to make note of the changes in collection times,” stated Nowacki.

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Barron Electric to return $650,000 to members during Cooperative Month events

BARRON — Barron Electric Cooperative will be returning more than $650,000 in capital credits to over 10,200 current and past members. Checks will be distributed at Cooperative Month events set for Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Barron Electric’s office in Spooner and on Thursday, Oct. 10, at Barron Electric’s office in Barron. Enjoy lunch, live music and visit community booths. Help stock food shelves by bringing a nonperishable food donation and receive a compact fluorescent lightbulb. Barron County Cooperatives will host

the Cooperative Month event on Thursday, Oct. 10. Barron Maple Grove Fire Department will present a Jaws of Life demonstration at 1 and 3 p.m. The LifeLink helicopter and staff will be available, weather permitting. Gold sponsors include Barron Electric Cooperative, Citizens Cooperative, Country Pride Cooperative, Country Comfort, Mosaic and Westconsin Credit Union. Special gold sponsors include Badger State Recovery, 5R Processors, Mayo Clinic Health System, Premium Waters, Push Incorporated,


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Need gun laws There is a no-brainer that we can do about tragedies like the recent Navy Yard shooting. I think most people are in agreement that people who have demonstrated gun dangerousness should not be allowed to possess guns. Could we make some laws which will automatically remove guns from people who have demonstrated gun dangerousness? Please?

It’s a no-brainer. I call upon gun owners like myself, and in particular the NRA, which has the necessary political clout to remove guns from people who have demonstrated gun dangerousness. Ed Fischer Town of Spooner

WAQE, WJMC and WKFX. There will be a grand-prize drawing for a 42” HDTV, while the kids can enter a drawing for a bike and helmet.

Red Cross Blood drive The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive at Barron Electric’s office located at 1434 Hwy. 25 North, Barron, on Thursday, Oct. 10, in conjunction with Barron County Cooperative’s October is Cooperative Month celebration. For appointments or more information, please log onto redcrossblood. org and search by ZIP code 54812 or call 800-733-2767. A driver’s license or donor card is required. Electronic recycling drive and shredding 5R Processors will hold an electronic recycling drive at Cooperative Month events. Items that will be accepted for free include central processing units, laptops, scanners, docking stations, copy machines, fax machines, printers, VCR/DVD players, phones, audio visual equipment, typewriters, calculators, wire/cabling, cash registers, keyboards, stereo equipment, uninterrupted power supplies, satellite receivers and aluminum. Fees for processing the following equipment are as

follows: Broken glass on TVs/monitors, $10 per unit; wooden console TVs, projection TVs, $15 each; plastic TVs/monitors, $5 each; wooden speakers, $10 each; TV CRT tubes, $10 each; data wiping, $10 each; freon-containing units, $15 each, includes refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers. White goods without freon are free. Barron Electric offers members up to $25 for the recycling of refrigerators, freezers and window air conditioners. If you have any questions, please contact 5R Processors at 715-3224480. Badger State Recovery will be available to shred personal documents for free. Their corporate headquarters is located in New Auburn.

MedReturn drug collection Barron County Sheriff Fitzgerald encourages event attendees to bring unused or expired medications for disposal at the MedReturn drug collection box. — from Barron Electric


Educational opportunities


tudents have been back at school for a few weeks now. Some are in a classroom for the first time as a pre-K student, some are in elementary, middle, high school or are attending college. With today’s technology, classes for some are not using the traditional methods. Many students take online classes to obtain a degree. Some school districts in our country offer charter schools. What is a charter school; you may ask? Charter schools are independent public schools that are accountable to the same academic standards and receive the same funding as other public schools. Charter schools are allowed more freedom to innovate curriculum than traditional public schools. In a recent edition of American Profile, the story on a school in Walton, Kan., had this headline: Reading, Writing and Farming – Kansas town saves school with agriculture focus. In 2006, Newton School District officials considered closing Walter Elementary because enrollment had declined to 100 students. To save the school, John Morton, former superintendent, proposed focusing on hands-on learning in agriculture and applying for charter school status. Rather than using textbooks to envision the size of an acre, students measured an acre at the nearby corn and soybean farm. Working schools aren’t a new concept. While visiting Missouri in August, I had lunch at College of the Ozarks, known as Hard Work U®. Incorporated in 1906 as The School of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, the school became a junior college in 1956 and a four-year program in 1965. The campus is home to 1,400 students who do a work-study program, rather than pay, for a liberal arts education. Full-time students work at one of 80 campus jobs or industries to pay in part for his or her cost of education. The remaining portion of the students’ expenses are made up through scholarships. In the Keeter Center, in addition to where our group had lunch prepared and served by students, there is a lodge, gift shop, bakery, ice-cream stand and conference center. The greenhouse on the campus has more than 7,000 orchids and houseplants for sale. Students grind whole-grain meal and flour for purchase at Edwards Mill, which is powered by a 12-foot water wheel turned by runoff water from nearby Lake Honor. Upstairs, in a weaving studio, students design and produce rugs, shawls, place mats and other items on traditional looms. The students also hand weave baskets.

Suzanne Johnson is shown in front of the Keeter Center that offers overnight lodging for guests on the College of the Ozarks campus in Missouri. — Photo by Milton Johnson During our self-guided tour of the campus, we stopped at the fruitcake and jelly kitchen. Since 1934, College of the Ozarks has produced fruitcakes on campus and sells them throughout the country. They bake nearly 30,000 cakes a year. In their kitchen they also make a variety of jellies and apple butter. In addition to seeing students walking on the campus, we also saw cows grazing in the field next to where the milking parlor is located. The milk is used to make the ice cream that is sold in Keeter Center. The campus is pretty much

self-sufficient as it has its own fire department, too. In the learning process, some students do well with hands-on rather than just textbooks. In the past few years, our local schools have been providing students the opportunity to see where food comes from and how it is harvested by offering school gardens. Students are able to eat foods that they have seen go from seeds being planted in the soil to the vegetables being harvested. No matter which educational opportunity a student takes, this quote by Benjamin Franklin still applies. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

Beyond the office door • Suzanne Johnson

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by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SPOONER – “I think people need to really be involved with children, because that is going to be our future,” stated Mary Kirkwood, Spooner resident and volunteer at Spooner schools. Kirkwood began volunteering at the Spooner schools after losing her husband, Phillip, to cancer nearly four years ago. It was only after she began volunteering

Mary Kirkwood assists Nicolas Lindgren with typing for the first time on a typewriter in Jessica Macone’s first-grade class.

CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland employees and partners of John, Agen, Kupferschmidt & Associations, Inc., raised money for Cumberland ETC. Each quarter, staff personel select a nonprofit organization and pay $2 to wear jeans on Fridays. The Cumberland Enrichment Through Culture is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of existing creative energy and to the fulfillment of the local cultural needs by promoting the arts through education, participation in and presentation of cultural events for all ages. — from Johnson, Agen, Kupferschmidt & Associates ••• GRANTSBURG — Two people were injured in a school bus-van accident Thursday morning, Sept. 12, on Skog Road near Thorson Road in the Town of Grantsburg. According to a statement from the Burnett

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners Sept. 16 - $30 Helen Thannum, Shell Lake Sept. 17 - $30 Karen Nord, Shell Lake Sept. 18 - $30 Donald Israel, Shell Lake Sept. 19 - $30 Rocky Furchtenicht, Sarona Sept. 20 - $30 Kristine Steege, Cumberland

Dahlstroms Lakeside Market Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

Temps & levels

Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2012 Sept. 16 Sept. 17 Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 21 Sept. 22

High Low Precip. 77 52 78 48 .09” rain 62 30 59 35 70 47 .18” rain 61 42 .12” rain 60 36 .22” rain

2013 Sept. 16 Sept. 17 Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 21 Sept. 22

High Low Precip. 59 32 64 41 68 49 .05” rain 70 60 76 57 .52” rain 63 46 .24” rain 60 38

Lake level: Monday, Sept. 24, 2012: 1,216.86’ MSL Monday, Sept. 23, 2013: 1,216.71’ MSL

Volunteering for the future

that she discovered her hours were eligible for compensation through the Senior Tax Exchange Program.   STEP gives seniors an opportunity to share their talents, skills and interests with area children through volunteerism in their schools.  In return for their volunteer hours, seniors receive a tax credit on their school property tax bill.  “That really helped me out, because when you do not have two incomes coming in, you have to be more careful,” acknowledged Kirkwood.  This year Kirkwood is assigned to Mrs. Macone’s first grade class. She assists Macone Monday and Friday mornings with students in assorted activities from one-on-one to group settings.  “I think most children can learn a large amount of things if they are worked with a little bit more … and a lot of kids do not have that opportunity,” she said. At 77, Kirkwood recognizes her volunteering activities as her way of staying active, and giving back to the future community.  Besides volunteering with the school she is also very active in her church.  “I make baby and health kits through the church, and pillowcase dresses,” she said, her eyes lighting up. The pillowcase dresses are simple handmade sundresses that Kirkwood and others create from recycled fabric for children in disadvan-

Damon Olson looks to Mary Kirkwood for assistance during a character drawing exercise in Macone’s class. - Photos by Danielle Moe

taged regions around the world.   “I have made over 200 of the dresses so far,” she said.  The dresses are either mailed or brought to communities in need. Most have gone to children in Guatemala and Haiti.  “They are really cute little dresses, and the girls just love them,” she said, beaming. Largely an unknown source of support

Area news at a glance

County Sheriff’s Department, Adam M. Parker, 18, Grantsburg, was driving a van east on Skog Road and struck the back end of a school bus, which was stopped to pick up a student. Of the driver and three passengers in the van, two were taken to Burnett Medical Center for treatment. One of those injured was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital with a head injury. The other passenger was later transported to a Twin Cities hospital by ground ambulance. The 12 students on the school bus did not report injuries at the scene, but as a precaution were take to Burnett Medical Center to be evaluated, according to Joni Burgin, superintendent at Grantsburg Schools. The driver of the bus was William Guptill, 69, Grantsburg. The accident occurred at 7:35 a.m. — from the Inter-County Leader ••• BURNETT COUNTY — A 64-year-old Webster man lost his life Friday, Sept. 13, after being trapped in a corn picker in a field near CTH D and N in the Town of Daniels. Michael J. Herrick was pronounced dead at the scene by the Burnett County Medical Examiner’s Office. Herrick got one of his legs caught in the machinery, and the loss of blood was too great for him to survive. The accident oc-

curred at approximately 11:15 a.m. Family members, concerned he had not returned home, began a search and eventually located him. Herrick had recently retired as plant manager at Northern States Plastics. — from the Inter-County Leader ••• NEW AUBURN — A woman was found dead following a trailer house fire in New Auburn on Sunday, Sept. 15, according to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department. Sharon A. Nelson, 48, was found dead in the living room area after crews extinguished the fire. The New Auburn Fire Department responded to a report of the fire at 2:30 a.m. Upon arrival, crews found the residence fully engulfed in flames. Neighbors advised the victim was likely still inside the home. — from Barron News-Shield ••• MADISON — The Barron and Birchwood school districts were among the lowest rated school districts in the state based on the report cards released Tuesday, Sept. 17, by the state Department of Public Instructions. Both were among the 10 school districts that scored an accountability rating of Meets Few Expectations. Only the Milwaukee district fared worse, finding itself alone in the Fails to Meet

Register Memories

Gronning. • Dean and David Furchtenicht were shown with 11 pumpkins in their dad’s, Ron Furchtenicht’s, patch that weighed 965 pounds. • The grand opening of Shell Lake Hardware by Mr. and Mrs. Gene Griffin was postponed. • Funeral services were planned for Arthur A. Lind, well-known former Shell Lake businessman who owned and operated Lind’s Variety Store from 1940 until his retirement in 1960.

1963 - 50 years ago

• Chris and Lulu Mangelsen celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. • Lois Eichman conducted the Salem Lutheran Church Sunday school choir in a performance at the Terraceview Living Center. • Homecoming royalty was Dave Thomas, king; and Kim Lindemann, queen. • Jane Brown owned Next to the Best in the former Washkuhn Variety Store in Shell Lake. The business sold used clothing, furniture, household goods and knickknacks.

• The South Dewey Methodist Church celebrated its golden anniversary. • Evan’s Drugs had Jergens Shampoo for 50 cents; jumbo-size Alberto VO5 hair spray for $2.35. 8-oz. bottle of Pepto-Bismol was 98 cents. • The city council approved a raise in wages to $300 per month for the city clerk with a change in office hours. • Kathryn Elaine Arnes, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ercyle Arnes, was baptized at the Salem Lutheran Church. Sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Arnes and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hoefer.

1973 - 40 years ago

• Shell Lake football’s headhunter club members were Dean Schlapper, Al Albee, Mike Lindemann, Ben Bodom, Dan Schwark, Russ Furchtenicht and Jerry

Expectations category. Most of the school districts in the area were among the 270 districts that were rated Meets Expectations. The Chetek/Weyerhaeuser District was the only Barron County district among the 133 districts statewide rated at the Exceeds Expectations. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype ••• BARRON — Barron County Circuit Court Branch 3 Judge James Babbitt, 58, announced his retirement effective Friday, Oct. 11. That announcement came just months after a settlement was made with a female state employee who said she had been sexually harassed by him in the work setting for several years. The woman’s attorney said that the woman reported she was “subjected to offensive sexual comments from Babbitt. It was reported to the director of state courts by a co-worker. Pending an investigation, the employee was involuntarily transferred. She settled her claims with the state for $10,000 ($3,000 of it for attorney’s fees) and nonmonetary terms and conditions.” Babbitt’s announcement came two weeks after newly appointed Judge Michael Bitney took over for retiring Judge Timothy Doyle. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype

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1953 - 60 years ago

• Wendell Pederson bought out his partner, Art Arrasmith, making Pederson the sole proprietor of Shell Lake Motors. • Mr. and Mrs. Jack Blume announced the closing of the Lake Theater. • Stifen Johnson had the misfortune of falling after turning his ankle and breaking his leg. He was the new owner of Shell Lake Apparel. • Cpl. Curtis E. Atkinson, 20, son of Cyrus Atkinson, returned to the U.S. after serving with the 40th Infantry Division in Korea.

for schools, volunteers bring help and joy to teachers, students and themselves. “Truly it is people like Mary that the school could not do without,” acknowledged Marla Gilbertson, Spooner Elementary School secretary.

1983 - 30 years ago

1993 - 20 years ago

• Youth pedaling 114 miles during the bike-a-thon for St. Jude’s Hospital were Brandon Parker, Kelli Johnson, Gwen Nielsen, Aaron Johnson, Michael Bolterman, Angela Richey, Elizabeth Richey

and Jacob Richey. • Attending the state FFA convention were Mark Meister, Eric Olson, Tom Crosby and Dustin Petz. Crosby received a state Three-Star Leader Award for the chapter’s participation. He also received second in the state in the Computers in Agriculture Award. He received over $400 in computer software for his award. Meister and Olson earned state FFA degrees. Meister also received third place in the area of wildlife conservation. • In August 1992, Doboy Packaging Machinery Inc., moved into the building vacated by Horton Manufacturing. Mike Simpson was general supervisor and a year later 32 people were employed there. • Gina Spafford, 11, of Green Grove 4-H Club was named Outstanding Youth 4-H Member for September.

2003 - 10 years ago

• Anton and Gloria Frey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. • Raye Plahn celebrated her 100th birthday. • Homecoming royalty was Mike Madison, king; and Kayla Kemp, queen. • Fifteen-year-old Desiree Hartwig was on cloud nine after shooting her first bear while hunting with her dad, Bob, and Ronnie Spaulding. The bear weighed approximately 220-250 pounds.


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Thursday, Sept. 26 • First Year Parenting class, 5-8:30 p.m., Spooner Annex Building, UW-Extension conference room. Call Deb Meyer at 715-635-4444 or • The Shell Lake American Legion meeting, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Commons. • Shell Lake VFW meeting, 7 p.m., Friendship Commons. • Spooner High School Scholarship Donor Social, 5:30-7 p.m., Spooner High School choir room. Scholarship donors or those that would like to participate in the scholarship program for seniors are invited. Social will include dates for spring ceremony, reviewing the application process, discussing the scholarship process and collecting suggestions from donors. For more info, call Dawn Meyers, high school guidance counselor, 715-635-2172. Friday, Sept. 27, & Saturday, Sept. 28 • Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s performance of “Aladdin and His Magic Lamp,” 6:30 p.m., at Spooner High School auditorium. Friday, Sept. 27 • Washburn County Genealogical Society meeting, 1:30 p.m. Shell Lake City Hall meeting room, library building, 501 1st St. Program will be Show and Tell, Display Your Genealogy. The public is welcome. Saturday, Sept. 28 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Shell Lake Lions health fair, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Shell Lake School commons. • Playing comedy workshop, TitW, Shell Lake, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information call 715-468-4387 or visit Monday, Sept. 30 • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College President Bob Meyer will be conducting strategic planning forums at all WITC locations in an effort to obtain input from the WITC community. Information gathered at the forums will be used in the development of the college’s 20152018 strategic plan. Members of the community are welcome to attend the public forum at the WITC-Shell Lake Administrative Office, 2 p.m., in boardrooms A and B. Members of the community are also welcome to provide feedback by accessing the online or paper surveys at


Tuesday, Oct. 1 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, Oct. 2 • Washburn County HCE meeting, 9:30 a.m., UW-Extension meeting room. • Unit on Aging, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Free soup and sandwiches, Church of the Nazarene, Spooner, 5:30 p.m. Call 715-635-3496 to confirm. All welcome. Donations accepted. Thursday, Oct. 3 • Whitetails Unlimited fundraising event, Shell Lake Arts Center. Social hour is 5 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Call Gary Magnus at 715-6352369 or WTU headquarters at 800-274-5471 or whitetailsunlimited. com. Ticket deadline is Sept. 26. No ticket sales at the door. • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Call 715-520-7999. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted. Friday, Oct. 4 • Shell Lake Educational Foundation hosted community homecoming tailgate party, 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 • Simply Magic concert: “Even the Dog was a Girl,” 7:30 p.m., at the Erika Quam Theatre, Shell Lake. For more reservations, call 715-4684387 or visit • Oktoberfest, sponsored by the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Shell Lake Arts Center, featuring local food vendors, live music and door prizes, 6-11 p.m., at the arts center. • Shell Lake FFA corn maze and hayride, noon to 6 p.m., at Bryan and Keri Jensen residence, just off Hilltop Road, one-fourth mile west of Hwy. 63.

Tuesday, Oct. 8 • Rice Lake Area Grief Support Group, six-week session begins, 6-7:30 p.m., Lakeview Medical Center. For info and to register, call 715-236-8470. • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. • Namekagon Congregational Church U.C.C. harvest supper, 5-7 p.m. One block north of Hwy. 63 in Earl. Wednesday, Oct. 9 • 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 meeting, 1 p.m., Spooner City Hall. All volunteers welcome. Thursday, Oct. 10 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. Saturday Oct. 12 • Jack O’-Lantern Fest, Spooner, includes 5K Zombie Run, kids events and other family/community activities. • Crochet jewelry using beads and crochet thread for this advance beginner project, 1-4 p.m., Northwind Book & Fiber, downtown Spooner, 715-635-6811 or • Annual Pretty Good Party at the Erika Quam Theatre, Shell Lake. For more information call 715-468-4387 or visit • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Tickets 9 a.m. Distribution 9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. Contact 715-635-9309, 715-468-4017, or 715-222-4410. • Clam River Tuesday Club Fall Fundraiser, 6-10 p.m., American Legion Hall, Indian Creek. Music, paddle board games, live auction, silent auction, raffle prizes, food. • Shell Lake FFA corn maze and hayride, noon to 6 p.m., at Bryan and Keri Jensen residence, just off Hilltop Road, one-fourth mile west of Hwy. 63. Tuesday, Oct. 15 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m., at the lodge. Wednesday, Oct. 16 • Games and activities, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m., at the library. The public is welcome. • Fall German dinner, 4:30-7 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, Luther Road, south end of Spooner. Music by Joey and Pickled Herring. Thursday, Oct. 17 • Washburn County Historical Society Board meeting, 4 p.m., Hewitt Building Genealogy Room, Shell Lake. • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Babysitting available. Saturday, Oct. 19 • Knit top-down loop socks, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., plus one more session. Northwind Book & Fiber, downtown Spooner, 715-635-6811 or • St. Joseph’s and St. Catherine’s CCW annual fall bazaar, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Takeout available. Held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shell Lake. Please use back entrance. • Shell Lake FFA corn maze and hayride, noon to 6 p.m., at Bryan and Keri Jensen residence, just off Hilltop Road, one-fourth mile west of Hwy. 63. Monday, Oct. 21 • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner. • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 5 p.m. group activity, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6-7 p.m. meeting, Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 715-635-4669. Wednesday, Oct. 23 • Knit a Stephen West scarf, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Northwind Book & Fiber, downtown Spooner, 715-635-6811 or Thursday, Oct. 24 • First Year Parenting class, 5-8:30 p.m., Spooner Annex Building, UW-Extension conference room. Call Deb Meyer at 715-635-4444 or • The Shell Lake American Legion meeting, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Commons. • Shell Lake VFW meeting, 7 p.m., Friendship Commons. Friday & Saturday, Oct. 25 & 26 • Haunted Schoolhouse, Shell Lake Arts Center, 6-8 p.m. less scary; 8-10 p.m. scary.


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Congressman Duffy visits with electric cooperative employees and directors BARRON — U.S. Congressman Sean Duffy visited with Barron Electric and Polk-Burnett employees and directors regarding electric cooperatives and legislative issues that may have an impact on electric rates. Barron Electric’s General Manager Dallas Sloan thanked Duffy for his support of H.R. 2273 and voting for coal ash as a nonhazardous waste. Dairyland Power Cooperative, Barron Electric’s wholesale power provider, recycles approximately 90 percent of its coal ash, depending on market conditions, in concrete and other materials. Robert Thorsbakken, board director at Polk-Burnett, discussed the challenges of the Clean Air Act and the impact this could have on electric rates. Sloan emphasized that nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide and particulate matter emissions have declined drastically from 1980 to 2000. He said, “Millions of dollars are spent today, but results in little benefit.” Bill Schmidt, general manager at Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative, said, “Polk Burnett and the USDA recently awarded a $360,000 loan to the Grantsburg Fire Department, which helps spur

future economic development.” Sloan also thanked Duffy for his support of the Department of Energy’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding largecapacity electric water heaters capable of being used in demand response and thermal storage programs. Sloan said, “This allows Barron Electric to continue to promote large water heaters, which play an important role in our load management program.” Lineman Dan Ripplinger asked Duffy when a farm bill would get passed. “Cooperatives in the 7th District primarily serve rural areas, which makes the Farm Bill important,” stressed Ripplinger. Duffy explained that he is hoping they can come to a consensus about the Farm Bill and pass one that meets the needs of his constituents. He said, “I know how important a Farm Bill is to Wisconsin; that’s why I have supported and worked for the progress we have made so far, we need a Farm Bill.” Lineman Steve Root asked about nuclear waste and Yucca Mountain. In August, a federal court directed the gov-

Jody Schlapper, (second from left), Barron Electric’s customer service representative, asked Congressman Sean Duffy about protecting a family’s retirement from capital gains.

State patrol warns of phone scam Caller asks for money to pay for repairs after traffic crash

SPOONER — Wisconsin State Patrol officials are warning about a phone scam in which a caller identifies himself as a sergeant from the state patrol Green Bay office and asks for money to resolve a car crash involving a relative of the person called. The state patrol has received information that people on at least two occasions were called by a man who identified himself as “Sgt. Walker of the state patrol office in Green Bay.” The fake sergeant asked for $900 to pay for damages caused by the person’s child or grandchild in a crash. The fake sergeant said the money, which needed to be wired immediately,

would fix the damages so the other driver would not press charges. “The phone message is a scam, and the state patrol under no circumstances would contact anyone with such a request for money,” says Maj. Brian Rahn, director of the Bureau of Field Operations. “If you receive a scam phone call like this, please notify the State Patrol Northeast Region, Fond du Lac Post at 920-929-3700.” The state patrol has investigated the calls, and the scam likely originated in Montreal, Canada. More information about this type of scam is available online from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection at uploads/Consumer/pdf/SeniorsGrandparentsScam464.pdf. — from WSP

Car seats donated to health department

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation donated car seats to the Washburn County Health Department on Wednesday, Sept. 18, for use by low-income families. This took place during National Child Passenger Safety Week. Shown (L to R): Tim Nickell, public health nurse and certified car seat technician; Jerri Pederson, public health office supervisor; Lori Bina, director Washburn County Health and Human Services; Lt. Dori Petznick, Wisconsin State Patrol, and Dan Boese, inspector with the Wisconsin State Patrol. — Photo by Larry Samson

Congressman Sean Duffy is shown with Barron Electric’s General Manager Dallas Sloan. Duffy visited with Barron Electric and Polk-Burnett employees and directors on a variety of topics. — Photos submitted ernment to carry out its lawful obliga- family farming is to the 7th District. tions in developing a national repository Duffy discussed Syria and any new for high-level nuclear waste. The order developments that have taken place this by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Dis- week. He is opposed to going to war in trict of Columbia Circuit won’t necessar- Syria and feels this is a civil war, and the ily mean opening a repository for spent U.S. should not get in the middle of it. nuclear power-plant fuel at the partially Other topics discussed included Medicompleted Yucca Mountain facility in care, Obamacare and Social Security. Nevada, but it does compel the Nuclear Duffy said that we need to support the seRegulatory Commission to proceed with niors that have paid into these programs. review of the project. In 2013, nuclear He commented on the upcoming debt waste will cost Barron Electric members ceiling and needing to give up something. Sloan commented, “Congressman Duffy $282,235. Jody Schlapper, customer service repre- has been willing to listen to our concerns sentative, said, “We’re nearing retirement. and wants to do what’s best for NorthMy husband and two brothers are in part- west Wisconsin, these meetings are very nership. Each of the family members has productive.” Duffy commented, “I enjoy worked full-time outside the family farm meeting with Barron Electric employees and paid income taxes. How can we pro- and hearing about the issues that impact tect our retirement from capital gains?” your cooperative.” — from Barron Electric Duffy said that he knows how important

Megawatt Community Service Award presented Barron Electric Cooperative’s Megawatt Community Service Award was awarded to Jim Metcalf. Metcalf works at Sterling Bank in Chetek. He was treasurer and past president of the Chetek Lions Club. He currently serves as treasurer for the Chetek Community Club. He has helped with highway cleanup, the Liberty Fest concession stand and was a Christmas for Kids fundraising volunteer. He said, “I enjoy working on economic development to help businesses grow and create more jobs.” He also serves as treasurer of Farm Technology Days. Metcalf remarked, “It was great to see the entire county come together to make this event happen.” — Photo submitted

Rai wins national award for excellence

Nick Rai, who operates six America’s Best Inns & Suites in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Carolina, has been honored with the Best Multi-Owner Award to recognize the property’s outstanding service to guests. The award was presented last week at the annual Owners and General Managers Conference hosted by the hotel’s franchise partner, America’s Best Franchising, in Atlanta, Ga. “Nick and his staff routinely go above and beyond with their attention to details — they are exceptional representatives of the brand, of our company and of the hospitality industry,” said Doug Collins, chairman and CEO of America’s Best Franchising in presenting the award. Accepting for America’s Best Inns & Suites in Shell Lake is (L to R): Rai, Chip Elbers, VP/COO, America’s Best Franchising; Ranjana Devi and Collins. — Photo submitted



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Shell Lake sweeps Clear Lake in three

Kaylee Kidder goes for the dig as her teammates, Colleen Knoop and Shania Pokorny, come in to back her up.

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Shell Lake hosts cross-country meet at Butternut Golf Course by Larry Samson Register staff writer SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Invitational was held Thursday, Sept. 19, at Butternut Golf Course near Sarona. Frederic, Bruce and Shell Lake competed in the high school and the middle school division. High school girls 3 Lauren Osborn 22:46.6 8 Nicole Mikula 26:55.66 9 Emma Thomas 26:58.11 10 Keagan Blazer 27:31.6 11 Sabrina Skindzelewski 29:55.7 High school boys 3 Daniel Parish 19:21.85 5 Nathaniel Swan 22:10.33 6 Marty Anderson 22:01.33

Junior Tia Carlson goes up in an attack as her teammates anticipate the return.

9 Evan Hungerbuhler 25:36.2 Middle school girls 1 Julia Pokorny 11:15.55 2 Meredith Kevan 11:24.28 3 Alexis DeLadi 11:24.28 5 Emmery Nielson 11:39.57 6 Brooke Lehnherr 11:56.76 10 Sydney Schunk 13:52.44 11 Cora Falstad 14:07.41 12 Brittany Clark 14:07.75 16 Morgan Wendel 14:54.08 17 Raemie Hammac 15:10.14 18 Alana Dunn 16:31.74 Middle school boys 5 Luke Savas 12:44.4 6 Logan Kyllingstad 13:53.58

Katie Gronning on the attack as Shell Lake beat their conference rivals Clear Lake 3-0 in their Tuesday, Sept. 17, matchup at Clear Lake. The Lakers won 25-13, 25-15 and 25-23.

Sign up for Northwoods Figure Skating Club’s fall skating session SPOONER — Northwoods Figure Skating Club will be conducting their preregistration for the first Spooner seven-week session at the Spooner Ice House Rink. Preregistration will be held Monday, Sept. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring your skates for a free skate to be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. NFSC’s basic skills class, Learn to Skate, is a great way for boys and girls ages 4 and up to learn basic fundamentals of figure skating. Skating sessions will be held Monday nights beginning Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m. NFSC is offering several programs this year for both the beginner and advanced skaters. If you can’t make registration on Sept. 30, you can still register on

the first day of class. First-session skating schedule is Mondays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Nov. 4, 11 and 18. Second session is Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16 and Jan. 6 and 13. Third session is Jan. 20, 27 and Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24. NFSC is a nonprofit, nonstock incorporated organization whose purpose is to encourage the instruction, practice and advancement of its members in all types of figure skating and basic hockey skating concept. It was founded in 1989 and skates at the Spooner Ice House, the Rice Lake Hockey Arena and the Cumberland Ice Rink. — with submitted information

Knights of Columbus Punt, Pass and Kick winners SPOONER — Friday, Sept. 20, was Youth Football Night at Spooner. The evening kicked off the with the Knights of Columbus Punt, Pass and Kick contest. Winners are as follows: In the 8-year-old-boys competition, Conner Melton, with a score of 132 points, placed first. Ethan Melton, with a score of 120, placed second. There were three participants. First place in the 9-year-old-boys category went to Keegan Gunderson with a score of 170 points. Nicholas Adler, with a score of 160, placed second out of nine participants. With a score of 172 points, Brady Johannes took first place in the 10-yearold-boys category. Andrew Nauertz took second with a score of 171 points. A total of 12 participated in the 11-yearold-boys competition. Spence Hoellen took first place with a score of 217. Second went to Evan Knutson with a score of 214. For the 12-year-old boys, Joshua Carroll, with 298 points, took first. Sam Melton, with 246, earned second. There were eight participants. For the 9-year-old girls, Jazmyn Wilson, with a score of 118.5, placed first. Emily Romportl took second with 89 points. Three participated in this group. Elizabeth Kubnick, with a score of 68.5, took first for 10-year-old girls. Jazmin Hanson received second with 34 points. They were the only two to participate in this age group.

Winners of the Knights of Columbus Punt, Pass and Kick contest held in Spooner were back row (L to R): Conner Melton, Keegan Gunderson, Brady Johannes, Spence Hoellen, Josh Carroll, Kennedy Patrick, Jordan Schafer, Elizabeth Kubnick and Jazmyn Wilson. Front: Ethan Melton, Nicholas Adler, Andrew Nauertz, Evan Knutson, Sam Melton, Kara Romportl, Jazmin Hanson and Emily Romportl. — Photo submitted Jordan Schafer took first with 133 points in the 11-year-old-girls category. Kara Romportl, with a score of 118.5, took second. Three participated. In the 12-year-old-girls age group, Kennedy Patrick was the only participant. She scored 176 and took first place. Winners of the event will compete in Siren on Saturday, Oct. 12. Registration will begin at 9:45 a.m., and the compeition starts at 10:30 a.m., with the girls competition being held first. — with information from SASD

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schedule Varsity football Friday, Sept. 27: At Turtle Lake, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4: Vs. Pepin/Alma, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11: At Clear Lake, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18: Vs. Lake Holcombe/Cornell, 7 p.m.

Middle school football Thursday, Oct. 3: At Turtle Lake, 5 p.m.

Varsity volleyball Thursday, Sept. 26: At Cameron, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1: At Turtle Lake, 7:30 p.m.

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

Varsity/JV cross country Thursday, Sept. 26: At Unity, 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30: At Cumberland, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8: At Hayward, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15: Conference meet at Frederic, 4 p.m.



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Spooner’s winning streak comes to an end

by Larry Samson Register staff writer SPOONER — The Spooner Rails saw the end of their three-game winning srreak when they faced the Chetek/Weyerhaeuser Bulldogs last weekend. The Bulldogs started the Friday, Sept. 20, Heart O’ North Conference game by receiving the ball. The Spooner defense held, forcing them to turn the ball over on downs. Spooner took the ball and marched down field and scored when quarterback Gavin Anderson connected to Matt Slaminski on a 26-yard touchdown pass. JT Gunderson’s kick was good and Spooner took a 7-0 lead early in the game. The Spooner defense protected the narrow lead by holding tough against a potent offense. Spooner defender Becker Linder stopped the Bulldogs on the 15-yard line when he recovered a fumble. In the second quarter C/W took the lead after an interception put the ball on the Spooner 10-yard line. Later in the second quarter, Spooner defender Drew Miller intercepted a Bulldog pass. Coming out in the second half, it was all Chetek/Weyerhaeuser when they scored on their first series of the game. The Bulldogs went for the two-point conversion and the Spooner defense stopped them. With Spooner trailing 7-13, Chetek/Weyerhaeuser scored quickly on an interception, making it 7-21. The Bulldogs went on to win the game 7-28. Anderson had nine completions on 21 attempts. He had one touchdown pass, put up 100 yards passing and threw four interceptions. Spooner had 57 yards rushing. Desi Fielding had 39 yards Matt Slaminski goes over the goal line for on 10 runs. Tim Meister had 18 yards on one run. On defense Drew Miller and his younger brother, Devan, each had an interception. The Spooner on a 26-yard touchdown pass early in the first quarter. Bulldogs had two fumbles recovered by Linder and Brett Gauger. The 2-1 Spooner Rails will traveling to Bloomer on Friday, Sept. 27, Tackling low like he was taught in practice, Desi Fielding takes the feet out from under Chetek/Weyerhaeuser running back Jacob Schofield. The to play the 3-0 Blackhawks. Bulldogs were too much for the Spooner defense as they lost 7-28 in Friday, Sept. 20, in a home game.

Photos by Larry Samson Tanner Vik goes up for the catch against the Chetek/Weyerhaeuser defender and comes down with the reception. He had two receptions for 20 yards.

Spooner running back Desi Fielding behind the blocking from Christian Babich.

Spooner volleyball team puts up fight against Barron by Larry Samson Register staff writer BARRON — It was a homecoming for Spooner head coach Melissa Smith as she took her team to Barron for a Thursday, Sept. 19, conference game. Barron beat Spooner 3-0 14-25, 13-25 and 18-25. While Smith wanted to beat her home team, she was happy with the way the girls played. “The girls played with Barron and again put up a fight. Barron hit hard, but we were able to pick up many hit balls. Many girls on our team led and hustled all night.” Spooner will travel to Cumberland on Thursday, Sept. 26, for and important conference game. The Spooner JV played at the Shell Lake Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 21, and was 2-2 for the day. They beat Spring Valley and Bayfield, losing to Shell Lake and St. Croix Falls. The Spooner bench reacts as their teammate, Adriana Shabani, sets after a hard Barron serve. Barron swept Spooner 14-25, 16-25 and 18-25 in a conference matchup on Thursday, Sept. 19, at Barron.

Photos by Larry Samson Spooner defenders Michelle Richardson and Adriana Shabani go up for the block against Elizabeth Stephen’s spike.


Alex Hotchkiss spikes the ball into the Barron defender’s face. That is one of the risks a defender takes when they go up to block an attack.

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Shell Lake suffers a loss at Flambeau

by Larry Samson Register staff writer TONY — Shell Lake lost 7-22 to the Flambeau Falcons at Flambeau on Friday, Sept. 20. The Falcons scored first when quarterback Justin Groothousen scored on a 64-yard touchdown run. The twopoint conversion was not good. Trailing 0-6, Shell Lake came back in less than a

minute when running back Sam Livingston ran 64 yards for the touchdown. David Brereton’s kick was good and Shell Lake had a 7-6 lead. Before the end of the quarter Flambeau took the lead on a 42-yard Groothousen touchdown run. Flambeau ran for the two-point conversion and it was 7-14. The game was quiet until the fourth quarter when Flambeau

intercepted the ball and ran it in for a touchdown. The game finished Flambeau 22 and Shell Lake 7. Shell Lake had 30 yards passing and 128 yards rushing. Livingston had 97 yards rushing and Sam Muska had 31. Flambeau had 220 yards rushing, Groothousen had 164 and Jarod Bainter had 56. Shell Lake quarterback Dylan Sandwick

was two for eight passing for 30 yards, he was intercepted twice. Shell Lake will travel to Turtle Lake for a Lakeland South Conference game on Friday, Sept. 27. Turtle Lake is 0-2 coming off a 12-28 loss to Elmwood/Plum City. Turtle Lake lost 18-28 to Cameron on Sept. 13.

Spooner volleyball team puts up fight against Barron

Emily Peoples, Brittney Macumba, CeAnn Erickson and Baileey Peterson are on a different serving line at the Spooner volleyball fundraiser held before the football game on Friday, Sept. 20. The team is raising money for new uniforms.

Youth football takes to the field

Six-year-old Alex Adler poses with the larger-than-life Spooner mascot, Roadie, at the volleyball fundraiser. – Photos by Larry Samson

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715-468-2314 The Spooner Youth Football players came out on the field to support varsity players before the Friday, Sept. 20, game. — Photo by Larry Samson

Area writers corner Romance and fiction are wed by Mary B. Olsen “Wherefore art thou, Romeo?” wrote William Shakespeare, for the sweet young girl to ask in the greatest play about love in Western civilization. The Bard of Avon had this fantastic sense of the dramatic. He was writing the play about unrequited love and rivalry between families in Italy. He was writing for an English audience. He could not have made the families British. The passionate families added to the drama. The Italians dance and shout and show their love in demonstrative ways. The typical reserved Englishmen and women who attended the theater found it exciting but, of course, they would not act like these strange characters. Those crazy Italians! We say love makes the world go ‘round. It didn’t work out too well for the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. They both died in the end of the play. It makes you wonder; suppose they had not died. If they had eloped successfully, what would their lives have been like? Would they have abandoned their families? Would their lives have been like the Hatfields and the McCoys? I like to think they would have weathered the storms. Possibly they would have reconciled after their first child was introduced to the grandmothers and grandfathers. That might happen in real life, but in fiction they end up choosing death over no living with each other. Together forever in literature. When we talk about romance, when we are young, we

think of it as true, as in true love. The actual life lesson is different. Fiction and romance is the same thing in disguise. This is not to say we should not believe in either and certainly not true love. I see true love everywhere I look and have most of my life believed in it. When you see couples celebrating many years of marriage, you are seeing true love. This does not mean the two married people never have arguments or any kind of disagreements, but it shows they have found ways to handle them. It is possible that a few minutes talking with a successfully married couple would be as beneficial as the same time spent with a professional counselor. Suppose you could talk with Romeo and Juliet as a kind of counselor. Maybe you could advise Juliet to consider waiting a couple of years to think of marriage. Conditions could change. Maybe the families would reconcile. Maybe she would be able to make a more mature decision if she were older. She could keep her Romeo as a potential suitor among the other eligible young men. The counselor would have made no difference. The play is fiction in dramatic form. It is designed to play on your emotions. Young lovers can find true love, in real life, and that is not fiction. They must look for examples among their acquaintances and try to emulate them. Your ordinary young American male knows about the idea of true love. He does not look for it. The ordinary young American female knows about true love and looks for it. At least that’s the way I see it. Males have what I call a gung-ho attitude toward love.

The Chinese communists used this term for “working together” but they did not use it as a slogan. Back in 1942, the U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Marine Raider Battalion began using the term gung-ho and it was the title of a film named “Gung-Ho!” made in 1943. Years later there was the term “solidarity” used by Lech Walesa, in Poland at the Gdansk Shipyard, meaning joining forces. It came into use in American English, meaning enthusiastic or dedicated. We think of it more as put everything you’ve got into it. Go for broke! Sort of like gambling and reaching for the brass ring. It means, of course, the male with the gung-ho attitude can promise the female anything and everything. The female sometimes falls for it. The truth is boys chase girls and sometimes catch them. If she is looking for true love, it may happen. Anything is possible. Where does one find true love? Probably not in fiction. Love often ends in tragedy. In real life? Hopefully.

True Love True love is our aim It’s the name of the game. Look for it far away. Look for it where you may. Finding it is very hard. Look for it in your own backyard.


It’s starting to pay off to be over 65

by Diane Dryden Register staff writer SPOONER — Hooray, you’ve hit the “golden years” and it really has its advantages. There’s senior coffee at McDonald’s, a discount card at Culver’s, AARP discounts for everything, and it’s been a four-year wait, but the national Silver Sneakers program is finally ready to launch in Spooner. If you haven’t already heard about this free program, here’s the information you need to get started. Because physical activity plays a critical role in aging to combat diseases like diabetes, colon cancer, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, COPD, obesity, dementia and heart conditions, a national program has been developed and has been implemented by many insurance companies to address staying healthy versus being sick. The conclusions seem to be that it’s cheaper to keep someone healthy than to pay the exorbitant medical bills that come from even the simplest medical procedures. It’s a bit sad that it took the insurance companies to figure that out. Now that they have, disabled Americans and Americans over 65 may qualify for free gym time and special classes tailored just to their needs. The Body Shop Fitness Center in Spooner, located on Hwy. 63 north of town next to Larsen’s Auto, is the only local provider of the program. They emphasize that just because someone is an avid gardener or biker or bowler, it doesn’t mean that those activities are muscle building; they’re more like muscle fatiguing. The Silver Sneakers program was developed to address the entire body

The national Silver Sneaker program has finally come to Spooner. — Photo by Diane Dryden through exercise that often results in fewer visits to the doctor or medical procedures and drugs. It also increases muscular strength and range of movement, which results in flexibility, better posture and overall strength. There will not only be two scheduled classes a week, but by becoming a national Silver Sneaker member of the Body Shop, the entire facility is at your disposal. “We want to help keep active people active, and we want to start getting others active, often starting with the basic low-impact workouts that can be done in a chair. Exercise

is important to help maintain balance which prevents falling, and it also strengthens the whole body, helping with prevention maintenance,” stated a staff member. The shop has the right staff and environment. The equipment is easy to use because there are pictures posted on each machine in case you forget exactly how to use it. The beauty of this program starts with a call to your insurance provider to see if they carry the program, and then, after a modest fee to activate your membership and to get a 24/7 key card, you can show up anytime to put in some my-health-and-me time. If you’d care to advance in your pursuit of getting healthy, all the regular classes like yoga, Pilates, Zumba and kettle bells are open and free to all members whether they are on the Silver Sneakers program or regular paid members. There will be an open house on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 5-8 p.m., at the Body Shop. Everyone is invited to check out the facility, the staff and the equipment, and also to try some of the gourmet hors d’oeuvres as well as getting class information. Call today to see if your insurance company covers the program like AARP, Humana, U-Care, or United Health Care does. Or stop by the Body Shop Monday through Friday between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. when the staff is available. For more information directly from the national Silver Sneakers Fitness Program, either call 888423-4632, pressing option 2, or call the Body Shop at 715939-1163.

Breaking new ground? USDA’s Farm Service Agency provides cautionary reminders for Wisconsin farmers SPOONER — Brad Pfaff, state executive director for Wisconsin’s Farm Service Agency, encourages agricultural producers to consult with FSA and the Natural Resources Conservation Service before breaking out new ground for production. Without prior authorization, a producer’s federal farm program benefits may be in jeopardy. While communication with USDA prior to the clearing or converting of land is recommended, it is especially true for ground that is considered highly erodible or is considered a wetland. Producers participating in federal farm programs and any person or entity considered to be an affiliated person of the producer, are subject to regulations pertaining to ground having HEL or wetland determinations. “Before heading out with a bulldozer or backhoe to clear a fence line or hiring a contractor to drain or fill in a field’s wet areas, it is extremely important that you have consulted with our staff to ensure these acres are not considered highly erodible or wetland acres,” said Pfaff. “I assure you, the time spent working with our staff

to make sure your plans won’t impact potentially fragile lands before you head to the field, will be time well spent.” USDA enacted Highly Erodible and Wetland Conservation Provisions in 1985 to reduce soil loss; reduce sedimentation and improve water quality; preserve the nation’s wetland; protect the nation’s long-term capacity to produce food and fiber; and remove incentive for people to produce agricultural commodities on highly erodible land or converted wetlands. USDA defines highly erodible land as cropland, hayland or pasture that can erode at excessive rates. These lands contain soils that have an erodibility index of eight or more. And, a wetland has a predominance of wet soils types, is inundated or saturated by surface or groundwater at a frequency and duration sufficient to support water tolerant vegetation and, under normal circumstances, supports a prevalence of such vegetation. According to FSA policy, to be in compliance with the highly erodible land and wetland conservation provisions, producers must agree, by certifying on FSA’s Form AD-1026, that they will not: • Produce an agricultural commodity on highly erodible land without a conservation system; • Plant an agricultural commodity on a converted wetland; • Convert a wetland to make possible the production

of an agricultural commodity. Any planned deviation to the agreement having the potential to convert HEL or wetland acreage or even land that may not yet have HEL or wetland determinations requires that producers update the Form AD-1026. FSA will notify NRCS and NRCS will then provide highly erodible land or wetland technical determinations on the acreage in question. Pfaff warns that producers participating in FSA and NRCS programs who are not in compliance with highly erodible land or wetland conservation compliance provisions are not eligible to receive benefits for most programs administered by both agencies. Further, if a producer has received program benefits and is later found to be noncomplaint, he/she would be required to refund all payments received and may be assessed liquidated damages. “I recognize that between completion of the harvest and planning for the 2014 planting season, producers can get busy, however, I cannot stress enough the importance of ensuring that all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed before converting land for production – this includes former Conservation Reserve Program ground,” said Pfaff. “To be safe, and when in doubt, come by your local FSA or NRCS office and you’ll leave with peace of mind knowing that your eligibility for farm program benefits is not at risk.” — from FSA

Local FFA members attend Sectional Leadership Workshop CLEAR LAKE — Sectional Leadership Workshop, also known as SLW, was held in Clear Lake, on Monday, Sept. 16. Shell Lake FFA officers, and two members that attended were Wyatt Bauch, Rachel Mechtel, Bryan Knoop, Noah Skluzacek, Beau Skluzacek, Madeline Hopke, Breeana Monson, Cassie Skindzelewski, Ryan Melton and Trevor Anderson. Attending from Spooner was Kierra Bartle, Abigail Dubek, Kayla Hickman, Rylee Nelson, Genna Peterson, Timothy Ritchie and Abby Zehm. The Wisconsin FFA Sectional Leadership Workshop is designed to prepare local FFA chapter officers and members both in high school and middle school for leadership roles in their school district for the upcoming year. It also informs each chapter of the new programs available to all FFA members and allows the officers

to exchange ideas with other FFA chapters in their area. The 2013-2014 State FFA Officer Team planned and conducted this conference to encourage the participants to develop their leadership potential, to challenge them to set personal and chapter goals for the year and to motivate the students to take advantage of the many opportunities available to them through the FFA. The 2013 theme was FFAvengers and members left ready to promote FFA, agricultural education and agriculture in their schools and communities. FFA advisors also participated in a workshop that helped inform them about FFA opportunities for the school year. “This workshop is a great way to prepare FFA members for their role as an active member in their local chapter as well as those that serve as chapter officers,” says Cheryl Zimmerman, Wisconsin FFA

Spooner FFA members Kayla Hickman, Abby Zehm, Rylee Nelson, Abigail Dubek, Timothy Ritchie, Genna Peterson, Lindsey Anderson and Kierra Bartle attended the Sectional Leadership Workshop in Clear Lake on Monday, Sept. 16. — Photos submitted

Shell Lake FFA members are looking forward to visiting with their Section 1 state sentinel, Connor Anderson, who will be visiting the Shell Lake District on Monday, Oct. 21. Shown back row (L to R): Wyatt Bauch, Rachel Mechtel, Bryan Knoop, Noah Skluzacek and Beau Skluzacek. Front: Madeline Hopke, Breeana Monson, Cassie Skindzelewski, Ryan Melton and Trevor Anderson.

executive director. “These sessions get students excited about leadership and all the opportunities that they can participate in through the FFA organization. It helps them discover their potential in their local FFA chapters and how they can put their leadership into action.” This year, Lindsey Anderson, National FFA Western Region vice president from California, conducted a workshop to get FFA members motivated for the coming year and challenged them to get involved in the many opportunities FFA has to offer.

The Wisconsin Association of FFA is comprised of over 255 local chapters with over 19,180 members. FFA activities and award programs complement instruction in agriculture education by giving students practical experience in the application of agricultural skills and knowledge gained in classes. FFA’s mission is to develop its members potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. — with submitted information



by Marian Furchtenicht

Our trees in the area are turning color and are getting more beautiful each day. Corn was being chopped for silage this week on the farm so now the geese are feasting. Anton and Gloria Frey’s kids, Jan and Jeff, Tony and Kelly, Jim and Lynn, Tim and Alicia, Pete, Pat and Laurie, and also the grandsons, Andy and fiancée Emily, Steven and Ben, came Sunday bringing hot dishes, salads and special cake as the boys cooked up fish they caught on their recent trip to Canada to serve with french fries to celebrate Gloria and Anton’s 60th wedding anniversary. They also celebrated Tim, Pat and Gloria’s birthdays. Many more is wished. Dave and Cathy Stodola, Hudson, spent Saturday and Sunday at his mom, Virginia’s. They recently returned from a trip to Italy. Sunday evening, Brian and Jessica Zimmerman and son Broden, Spooner, aunt Janet Zimmerman and grandma Germaine Paulson had supper at Marilyn Zimmerman’s to celebrate Renee’s birthday. Last week’s news should have been Greg reported he and Sue cut firewood all weekend. Unfortunately Greg’s name was left out. Sorry about that Greg, it was nice you helped her. Sue Krantz took more tomatoes down to Chippewa Falls to Matt and Christi’s on Friday and enjoyed going to garage sales with Christi. Wayne Schlapper, Stevens Point, spent the weekend at his mom’s. Mavis had Fritz and Mary Mancl and Stacey

Dewey Country Well as of the date of Sept. 22, we haven’t had a killing frost. Yes, by now we usually have one, but it could go into October before we have any. But we did get some nice rains last week. The last time it rained we received 8/10 of an inch. Not enough, but every bit helps. A very happy anniversary to Mark and Noel Knoop as they celebrate together on Sept. 26, with many more to come. Happy birthday wishes go out to Marilyn Toll and to my little granddaughter Reyana Ladd on Sept. 26. Have a fun day. Sept. 27, a very happy birthday to Ann Stellrecht, Samuel Melton, Peg Zimmer and Carmen Brickner. Have a wonderful day. Happy anniversary to Roger and Donna Lawrence on Sept. 28 as they celebrate 55 years together. Have a great one you two. Happy birthday to Charles Murray and also to Harry Dahlstrom as they enjoy their special day Sept. 28 with many more. A very happy birthday to Alecia Knoop, Erik Petz, Amber Taylor, and my niece Trish Feeney, all on Sept. 29. A very happy birthday to a golden oldie who turns 89 years old on Sept. 29. Yes, June Wickman, this is you. Can you believe it? Where did the time go? Have a wonderful day June. Happy anniversary to Adam and Jessica Smith and also to Keith and Rose Boyd on Sept. 30. Have a great one. A very happy anniversary to David and Kate Kinde as they celebrate together on Oct. 1. Have a great day. Happy birthday to Izzy Jensen as she turns another year older Oct. 1. Have a fun day Izzy.

join them for supper Saturday night. I heard from Jerry and Betty Ness from Georgetown, Texas. They will be in Spooner Sept. 26-Oct. 2 and are hoping to get together with classmates while here. They will be staying at Inn Town Motel. Sympathy to Andy in the recent death of his wife, Joann Martin. They were former owners of the Spooner bowling alley and Black Iris Framing. Joann was an enjoyable lady to be around. Those of us who knew her will forever remember her smile and friendly ways. There will be a rummage sale at the Sarona United Methodist Church on Friday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 28, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Lots of stuff. Sympathy to John Lofblad in the death of his wife, Cecillia, “Sis.” They loved to dance and were often dancing at the Backwoods here in Sarona. Her sister is Dorothy Snyder of Sheboygan that once owned the hardware store in Spooner. Sis was 89. She and her husband built and operated Northshore Resort in Rice Lake for many years. Services were Thursday in Rice Lake. Wednesday about a dozen of us from the Spooner Class of 1950 ate together at Tracks in Spooner. Dorothy Esser and son Michael stopped by and visited me on their way home from Rice Lake on Monday evening. John and Mary Marschall’s kids are hosting a 25th wedding party for their folks. See the ad in this week’s Register. Come help them celebrate.

Hunt Hill’s harvest dinner is Saturday, Sept. 28. It was nice to see the Green boys, Ron and Kenny and wife Phyllis, at Marcella Shoquist’s funeral. At one time years back, they stayed with Matt and Ethel Huerth here in Sarona before going to live with Frank and Marcella. Les and Sandi Vogt went to Louie’s Finer Meats in Cumberland for their third-annual Wurstfest. On the way home they took in the Barronett Colorfest. Birthday wishes this week to Greg Krantz and Becky Vogler, Sept. 26; Renee Zimmerman, Glen Campbell and Emilee Organ, Sept. 27; Dave Zaloudek, Kelly Green, Caitlyn Schaefer, Wayne Engen, Dave Zaloudek and Harry Dahlstrom, Sept. 28; Garry Gronning, Donna Barnes-Haesemeyer and Marilyn Poquette, Sept. 29; Brad Shultz and Peggy Gabrielson, Sept. 30; Ann Reed, Max Elliott and Joe Elbe, Oct. 1; Becky Kubista, Bryron Ripplinger and Greg Schindeldecker, Oct. 2. A happy anniversary is wished for Matt and Keli Kubista, Ann and Dave Pestorious and Larry and Pam Campbell, Sept. 27; Roger and Donna Lawrence, Brady and Suzie Anderson, also Neil and Agnes Anderson, their 50th on Sept. 28; Pat and Laurie Frey, Ray and Jan Witte, Sept 29; Greg and Cheryl Odden, Phil and Kayla Klein and Greg and Char Schindeldecker, Sept. 30; and Adam and Kelsey Lyons, and Steve and Jody Knoop, Oct. 1.

by Pauline Lawrence Happy anniversary to Steve and Jody Knoop on Oct. 1. Have a wonderful day you two. Happy birthday to Dave Toll on Oct. 2 with lots more to come. Diane Hulleman joined Jack and Ginny Schnell, Mike and Nancy Murray and Jackie Perlt for a get-together. My son Richy’s turkey sheds are full now. Yes, new 7-week-old turkeys came this past week. It’s onward to big turkeys. A wedding shower will be held for Drew Knoop and Jenna Haack at the Lakeview Methodist Church put on by Katie Kinde and Karen Vanderhoof. Talking with Karen Vanderhoof, she was busy canning tomatoes and during the week she made grape jelly. She tells us this week that Lundeens will be coming to their farm to spread those great nutrients on their fields. Karen says they’ve been at their farm for 35 years now. Talking with Evelyn Melton, she tells us their daughter, Vicki Trott, was over on Sunday playing cards with Cecil and Evelyn. I talked to June Wickman and she told me she is being treated for West Nile virus. She also shared that she worked 41 years for the Shell Lake hospital. That terrible shooting at the Washington Naval Yard was really a tragedy, leaving 12 people plus the shooter dead. Our sympathy to the families. Diane Hulleman volunteered at the free clinic at Lakeview Medical Center. Later she went shopping. Jack and Ginny Schnell were in Oregon for Jack to attend a meeting with Ginny going along. Ginny had surgery on her thumb so she couldn’t work at Lakeview Medical Center. This past week, Jim Toll tells us about 10 of the kids

he graduated with got together at the Lakeview Bar and Grill for supper. This was an in-between gathering before they have the next class reunion. Jim said he really enjoyed it. During the week, Janet Hoar, from Colorado, came along with her brother, Dale Livingston, and they enjoyed a good visit with Jim and Tam Toll. Dave Toll was up for the weekend finishing up the fence he was building. Next weekend Dave gets his Angus heifers. These are already bred. An exciting time for Dave. At the Glen and Lorraine Crosby and visiting other relatives were Linda and Gordon Snyder of Florida. Linda is a niece of Glen’s. Also visiting the Snyders at the Crosbys were Garry and Beth Crosby, Kathy Spears, and Gene and Donna Crosby. All enjoyed lunch together. The Snyders also visited Beatrice Lee who is in the nursing home at Luck. Talking with Ann Johnson, we find she got this terrible cold that is making the rounds. You know a person puts on a light jacket at this time and working, he takes it off and gets cold. At Garry and Beth Crosbys was Ann Klugow who is the daughter of the late Herman and Lorraine Crosby. She came to visit and also to see the Snyders. Saturday, Beth Crosby had a crew at their home for dinner. Attending were the Snyders, Glen and Lorraine Crosby, Sunshine Crosby, Isaac, Josie and Alycia, Katie and her mom, Melissa, Gene and Donna Crosby and Tim and JoAnn Bauer. All enjoyed a wonderful time along with great food. Saturday Beth took care of Tom and Sunshine’s kids, Isaac, Josie and Alycia. Scatter sunshine. Have a great week.

Spooner students to present “Aladdin and His Magic Lamp” SPOONER — Scores of local Spooner children team up with two professional actors this weekend to present Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical version of “Aladdin and His Magic Lamp.” Performances will be

Marriages Kent A. Jones, Trego, and Mariann O. Lee, Trego. Joshua E. Christman, Spooner, and Heidi L. Jones, Spooner. Cory L. Bates, Sarona, and Amanda L. Zaloudek, Sarona. Joshua J. Bach, Stanfold, and Jessica L. Halverson, Shell Lake. Joshua D. Buchman, Springbrook, and Peggy I. Mott, Springbrook. Ryan B. Lahner, Clear Lake, Iowa, and Carrie A. Zabel, Clear Lake, Iowa. Michael L. Wampler, Columbia Heights, Minn., and Robyn R. Melton, Shell Lake.

WASHBURN COUNTY GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP 6-Week Group Starting October 25 Fridays 9:30 - 11 a.m. At Spooner Health System

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Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m., in the Spooner High School auditorium. This play continues PFCT’s tradition of presenting classic tales as you have never seen them done before. Prairie Fire Theatre professionals Allison Scherer and Joshua Sellers will co-direct the production and play the roles of Genie Of The Lamp and the Evil Magician.

Founded in 1987 by Deborah Pick and Daniel Nordquist, Prairie Fire Theatre now tours annually to some 150 communities throughout the Upper Midwest bringing a professional theatrical experience to thousands of children and adults in just one week. 21st Century Learning Community and Spooner PTO are sponsoring this event. — with submitted information

2014 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program deadline dates announced SPOONER — Wisconsin Farm Service Agency reminds producers interested in participating in the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program of the upcoming application deadline dates that must be met for NAP qualification. NAP is designed to cover losses caused by damaging weather conditions. If losses are in excess of 50 percent, payment would be received. Losses are generally determined by the percentage of loss compared to the producer’s actual yield history. Eligible production losses are paid at 55 percent of the established value for the crop. Application deadline dates for specific NAP qualifying crops are listed. • The deadline date for 2014 forage crops, including most perennial forages, annual grasses and pastureland forages not covered by federal crop insurance, is Monday, Sept. 30. • Monday, Sept. 30, is the application closing date for winter and spring plantings of 2014 wheat, rye, cultivated wild rice and mint. • Perennial crop deadlines on fruit and other crops such as apples, cherries, pears, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, honey, maple sap, asparagus, cranberries and other perennial fruits is Wednesday, Nov. 20. Producers with NAP coverage must remember to

timely file acreage reports and or inventories, and keep track of harvested production using acceptable methods. A Notice of Loss must also be filed within 15 days of when a loss is apparent, due to drought, hail, flood, etc. to qualify for NAP. Producers interested in NAP are encouraged to contact the Washburn/Burnett County FSA office at 715-6358228 to obtain coverage or for additional information on 2014 NAP policies prior to the above deadline dates. — from WFSA

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

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


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

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Northwoods Baptist

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

Spooner Baptist

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


St. Joseph’s Catholic

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

St. Catherine’s Catholic

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

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

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

W3114 Church Rd., Sarona Pastor Mary Strom Sunday services, 9 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m.

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

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

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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


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

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


Trinity Lutheran

1790 Scribner St., Spooner Pastor Russ Leeper 715-635-3603 Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday Schools 9:15 a.m. Office hours: Monday Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Cornerstone Christian

Pastor Tom Kelby 106 Balsam St., Spooner 715-635-9222 cornerstonechurch Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wed. Prayer: 6:30 p.m.

Trego Community Church

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

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Pastor Steve Miller Sunday Worship 9 a.m.

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

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

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


young boy asked his father, “Dad, don’t they ever give showers for the groom?” “No, son,” he replied. “There will be plenty of showers for him after his bride begins to reign!” What an introduction to marriage and the family! It would seem as though the father was describing his life and disappointments. All of us want our homes to be a little bit of heaven on earth. But there are always the realities of life. Problems seem to invade every home at the worst possible time and with great intensity. But God established the home, and he would have it to be a harbor in the time of storms and a refuge in the days of distress. If parents would assume their rightful places and follow the teachings of his word, how different things would be. If prayer was practiced, Scriptures read and worship at the heart of family life, the storms of life could be endured and the family strengthened. If we want our homes to be what God wants them to be, we must pray: “Here’s our family, live with us; here’s our home, be the Lord of it.” Visit us at:

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MADISON — Falls are the leading cause of accidental injury and death among Wisconsin’s older adults. In fact, it’s estimated that every hour in Wisconsin at least four older adults fall and require medical attention in an emergency department or hospital. September is National Falls Prevention Awareness Month. “Anyone with a family member who is advanced in age worries constantly about them taking a fall and becoming injured, or falling and lying helpless, unable to call for help,” said Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades. “Fortunately, there are many preventive measures that seniors can take to keep safe.” Some of the strategies that can help older adults reduce the risk of falling include: • Engaging in physical activity, including balance, strength training and flexibility. • Getting a falls risk assessment from a health-care provider • Having a pharmacist periodically review medications • An annual eye exam • Ensuring that the home and community environments are safe and supportive. Fall-related hospitalizations and emergency department visits for Wisconsin residents 65 years old and older result in more than $500 million in annual health-care costs, most of which is paid for by Medicare. Communitybased programs combined with public health and private health-care practices can reduce the likelihood of falls. For information about community-based fall prevention programs and a listing of programs available in your area, visit the website of the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging at or call Trisha Bailkey at your local Aging and Disability Resource Center for Barron, Rusk and Washburn counties at 888-538-3031. — from ADRC Your community connection.

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ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK Bichon and poodle, two very nice breeds, It’s the dog that you’ve been looking for. She’s happy and playful, she’s sweet as can be, I don’t think you could ask for much more. Penny’s a bit older, but you’d never know, She’s a year or so past five or six. She will need some grooming to keep her looks up, That’s expected for this type of mix. She’s one you should meet for she is such a treat, She will brighten up any gray day. The minute you meet her I know what you’ll want, You will want to take her right away. Dogs for adoption: 2-year-old spayed Newfoundland/Airedale mix; 2-year-old neutered gray pit bull; two 1-year-old male brindle/white Staffordshire terriers; 7-year-old spayed Bichon/poodle mix; 4-year-old female tan/white Chihuahua mix; 5-year-old female black Lab mix; 4-month-old female black/tan beagle mix; adult male yellow Lab and an 8-month-old spayed Staffordshire terrier mix. Cats for adoption: 1-year-old female gray/white shorthair; 10-week-old longhair tortie; 4-month-old orange/white male tabby; 4-1/2-month-old orange/ white male tiger; 4-month-old female black/white shorthair; 4-month-old male Siamese; 3-1/2-month-old male shorthair tiger; 8-week-old female longhair gray kitten; 3-1/2-month-old male black/white shorthair kitten; 10-week-old gray/white shorthair kitten; two 3-month-old dilute calicos; 3-year-old medium-hair tortie with one-half tail; 1-year-old male black shorthair; 10-week-old gray female shorthair; 3-1/2-monthold black/gray shorthair; two 4-month-old shorthair torties; 4-month-old black shorthair; two 6-week-old gray shorthair kittens and an 11-week-old mediumhair black kitten.  Also for adoption:  Two male dark brown/white male rats; a two male guinea pigs. WCAHS will have the scrap metal dumpster at the shelter through the month of September.  WCAHS will be closed from Sept. 29–Oct. 2 for inside repair work.

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JoAnn Martin

JoAnn Martin, 43, Somerset, N.J., formerly of Spooner, passed away Sept. 12, 2013, at Peggy Coloney’s Center for Hope Hospice and Palliative Care facility in Scotch Plains, N.J. She was born in St. Paul, Minn., and resided in Wisconsin for virtually her entire life before relocating to Somerset, N.J., last year. JoAnn grew up in Reeve, near Clear Lake, and graduated valedictorian from Clear Lake High School, Class of 1988. In 1993, JoAnn earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in teaching from UWSuperior. JoAnn’s true passion in life was teaching, and she began her career at Blue Earth High School in Blue Earth, Minn., for one year. From 1995 to 2000, she taught English for Spooner High School. In 1999, she earned her Master of Arts degree, also in English. From 2000 to 2006, she taught English for Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Rice Lake. In 2005, while teaching at WITC, JoAnn earned the National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development Award for Teaching Excellence, an award honoring teaching and leadership excellence in institutions of higher education. JoAnn’s passion was teaching real-life communication skills to adult learners and students of English as a second language. Most recently, she worked at INT Technologies before her medical retirement to courageously battle ovarian cancer. Ever the teacher, JoAnn’s legacy lives on as she shares her cancer journey in a public video (, explaining the symptoms of ovarian cancer and why research and early detection are key. In 1999, JoAnn met the love of her life, Andrew Licata, and they married in 2000. While JoAnn and Andrew did not have children, JoAnn loved and guided hundreds of teenagers through her teaching and advising. In 2006, JoAnn and Andrew purchased two businesses in Spooner, Kegler’s Pub & Pin and Black Iris Gallery and Frame Shop. They enjoyed youth bowling leagues the most and gave away thousands of lanes of bowling for kids with top grades. JoAnn’s legacy in the Spooner arts scene lives on in many ways, in the hundreds of pieces

of art she meticulously framed, to the many art shows she hosted, and in the enduring arts section, The Gallery, in the Spooner Advocate, begun a few years ago when JoAnn pointed out the need for arts information in her local newspaper. In 2012, they sold their businesses and moved to New Jersey where her husband grew up. JoAnn’s ability to teach, influence and touch people with her knowledge and warm spirit was remarkable, and she made loyal friends wherever she lived. JoAnn willingly shared her cancer journey, her organic, vegan cooking recipes and chemical-free lifestyle with everyone she met. JoAnn was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church in Rice Lake. JoAnn enjoyed reading classic and modern literature, hiking, biking, scuba diving and traveling, both domestically and abroad. JoAnn especially enjoyed spending time with beloved family and friends, making great efforts to do so in her final months. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, JoAnn (Franssens) Martin; her maternal grandfather, Robert (Bun) Martin and her maternal aunt, PattyJo (Martin) Bautch. She is survived by her husband, Andrew E. Licata, and beloved canine friend, Romeo, of Somerset; her parents, CharLeen and David Johnson, Clear Lake; her identical twin sister, Adele (Dee) Martin, and niece, CaraLyn Martin-Senn of La Crosse; her sister, LeeAnn Johnson, Apple Valley, Minn.; her uncle, David Bautch; and cousin, Donna Mae Bautch, of Lake City, Minn. She is also survived by nieces and nephew Beka, Megan, Joey, Tia and Cassidy, and very special honorary sisters: Jenny Hall, Pine City, Minn.; Sally Dittloff, Rice Lake; Lynnette Emmanual, Rice Lake; Amanda Frelke, Darien; Laurie Gargulak, Rice Lake; Cheryl Groat, Minong; Leila Jenkins, Shell Lake; Jean Martin, Longwood, Fla.; Karla Mortensen, Ames, Iowa; Jenn Roos, Fergus Falls, Minn.; Valerie Vee, Andover, Minn.; and Honorary Mum, Linda Pfaff, La Crosse. She is survived by many more aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, Sept. 21. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements.

Spooner Area Schools PTO to sponsor crazy run SPOONER — On Friday, Sept. 27, every student in Spooner will have the opportunity to participate in an event to help raise money for Spooner Elementary School. Each grade will be moving through fun, exciting and interactive stations in the school gym. Staff and volunteers will be participating with the students. The purpose of the run is to raise money for playground equipment to be used by all Spooner students. Currently there is an enrollment of approximately 465 students, kindergarten through fourth grade. The playground equipment has not been updated for 15-plus years. Families are being asked to help by sponsoring their Spooner student with a monetary donation. All students can participate regardless of their donation efforts. Every student will be entered in a raffle prize drawing. The goal is to collect $15,000. The PTO spends approximately $17,000 annually on supplies and activities not provided by the school budget. These monies are raised through

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Senior lunch menu

Monday, Sept. 30: Lasagna, lettuce salad, California blend veggies, cookie. Tuesday, Oct. 1: Roast pork, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, ice cream. Wednesday, Oct. 2: Baked ham, baked potatoes, peas/carrots, chocolate cake. Thursday, Oct. 3: Swedish meatball over noodles, small salad, baked apples. Friday, Oct. 4: Baked fish, cheese potatoes, broccoli, lemon bars. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, call your senior center to confirm. Menu subject to change. All meals served with bread, butter, coffee, milk and water.

Jensen family takes gold

Team Jensen of Shell Lake took a gold for their category in the first-annual Tri Your Luck Triathlon held Saturday, Sept. 14, in the village of Luck. The event consisted of a onethird-mile swim or 1.5-mile kayak, a 16-mile mountain bike ride and a five-mile trail run. Team Jensen’s overall time was 2:02:16. Shown (L to R): Keri, Aaden, Zachary and Bryan. — Photo by Greg Marsten



by Judy Pieper

This has been such a busy weekend that I hardly know where to start. OK, let’s see here. The spaghetti supper, cooked and served by the Barronett Civic Club master chefs, was very tasty. This year, in addition to the regular spaghetti sauce, they had also prepared an Alfredo sauce and had extra peppers and onions cooking in a slow cooker on the counter so that those of us who wished to do so could add them to our meal. There was even at least one celebrity at the meal. Dr. Dan from WGMO in Shell Lake was there enjoying the spaghetti with some of his friends from Barronett. Quite a few civic club members told me how much they appreciated the fact that Dr. Dan mentioned our little town festival so often on his program. We hope he’ll be back again next year, After the meal, Nick Jerry treated a quite a few guests to a hayride around the area. There were also Bingo games and a bonfire in the backyard of the community center. Bright and early Saturday morning the women of Barronett Lutheran were at the community center to set up the pie and icecream booth. We started out with 40 pies, and came close to running out by Saturday evening. Luckily, there were a few women who hadn’t brought their pies in yet, and so Sunday morning we had about 10 more to sell. Those didn’t last long either, and by Sunday afternoon we were down to about 10 pieces of pie. Luckily Devon Snowbank came up with the ingenious idea of taking them outside and selling them for little or nothing, and they all went. The ladies were able to get everything cleaned up and taken back to the church in record time. I’m not going to mention all the women who helped out because it’s really a group effort, but we all want to send out a special thanks to Geri Pittman who organized it. Oh, I guess I shouldn’t say just the “women of the church.” We had two men who volunteered their time this year, too. Leroy Orth and Mel Pittman took a twohour shift at the booth. I noticed, though, that most of their time was spent on the chairs observing the crowd. Just kidding guys. We appreciate the fact that you took time out of your busy day to help us out. There were lots of craft and produce booths set up in the community center and outside. Pastor Jon Simundson was there with his birdhouses, walking sticks and novelty items. It was so nice to visit with him. There was just about any kind of produce anyone could possibly want, jewelry, knitted and crocheted items, antiques and

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ever, very pretty. We have some sad people here too as the Packers lost on Sunday. You can’t win them all.

The men’s brick bounce was won by Mark Minton, and the boys brick bounce was won by Tristan Neitzel. The women’s brick bounce was won by Amber Dom, and the girls brick bounce was won by Alley Zarr. The winner of the men’s keg toss was Bo Juleft, and the winner of the boys keg toss was Tristan Neitzel. The winner of the women’s keg toss was Missy Jerry. The wine and cheese tasting event, sponsored by Bistro 63, Norseland Foods and the 20 Mile General Store was, once again this year, a big hit. There was a huge variety of wine and cheese to sample, and everyone seemed to find something they couldn’t live without. After Sunday dinner, which was prepared and served by our very talented Barronett chefs, we all enjoyed live music by Bob Knowlton. We were glad to see Bob back at the Colorfest playing the country music we enjoy. Before drawing for raffle prizes, Cheryl Jaastad said that she wanted to thank everyone who worked so hard to make the 27th-annual Barronett Colorfest such a huge success. It takes a lot of planning and hard work to get everything together and running smoothly, and the civic club members all go above and beyond the call of duty to see to it that everyone has a good time. I’m sure it would be a lot easier if we lived in a large community and had more volunteers, but, thankfully, the same people come back year after year and work their fingers to the bone for the weekend. We all know that Cheryl works all year on the planning part of it. I’ll bet she’s already planning for next year. Everyone in Barronett and our guests really appreciate all you do. Anitia Lehmann gave me a letter and obituary she received in the mail from Mary Peterson. Merrill passed away on Aug. 21. Merrill was born and raised in this area. and I’m sure most of the oldtimers remember him fondly. He and Mary were back to visit last year and spent a lot of time with Don and Anitia during that visit. Merrill suffered a heart attack on Aug. 13 and even though the man with him performed CPR, he never regained consciousness. He had been active right up to that point, planning projects for the community and his family. He had a very happy life with a loving family and many good friends. He will be missed by all who knew him. Please keep Merrill’s family in your prayers.

Going to Canada last week to fish was John and Mary Marschall, Dennis Marschall, his two brothers-in-law, Gary Erickson, Daryl and Kokie. It was cold up there, but fishing was good. Sunday night dinner guests were Sara and Kyle Matheson and Brian. Norman and Donna Ness just returned from a trip to Alaska and said it was a very good trip, beautiful mountains and scenery. Margaret Jones and Louise Schade were in Shell Lake and Spooner visiting relatives. The Mortensen girls served a really great brunch after church at Salem on Sunday. Our new pastor, Susan Odegard, was installed at 9 a.m. services Sunday. A mem-

ber of our synod was here to perform the Rite of Installation. Arlys Santiago golfed at Butternut Hills on Sunday afternoon with two friends, Kathy Krause and Sheila Bergren. On Saturday night, Arlys and Jan Ogden attended the concert at the Shell Lake Arts Center by Matthew Perryman Jones, a Nashville singer and songwriter. President Obama honored the 12 victims in the shooting at the Navy base in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. Flags have been flying at half-staff in their memory. A group from Glenview went on a trip to have lunch at Tony’s in Spooner last Tuesday. Very good food and a nice ride. CH--CH means nothing unless UR in it. Have a good week!






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bouncing all weekend. The fish boil and backyard music, featuring Paisan, at the Bistro on Saturday evening was a huge hit. Those of us who live in Barronett were doubly lucky because we were treated to a free concert. It was an outdoor concert, you understand, so we could hear it from the comfort of our own homes, too. Actually, I did go over to the Bistro and the crowd was having a wonderful time. Jeno had a bonfire in the backyard, which went over well on such a chilly night. This wasn’t part of the Colorfest, but the residents of Cumberland ECU were at a concert on Saturday evening, too. The Northern Lights Marching Classic, a marching band competition, was held at Endeavor Stadium on Saturday evening at 6:30. There were nine bands competing in three different classes, and the UWEC Bluegolds performed at the end of the evening. I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been to be a judge for that competition. The bands were all so good and the routines were intricate and performed beautifully. It was a little chilly though, so we took the residents back as soon as the performance was done, so we didn’t stay for the awards. From what I understand, Cumberland took first place in all categories for their class. Congratulations! The residents who attended were Jeanne, John, Eleanor, Joyce, Violet, Betty, Carol, Pearl, Elsie, Yvonne, George, Marie, Ella, Angie, Willard, Dorothy W., Ray, Abner, Alice, Ethel and LaVonne. They were all bundled up in nice warm clothes, and they all seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves. OK, let’s see now, Barronett Lutheran held the worship service at the community center on Sunday morning. Pastor Todd gave a very interesting sermon, which included a lot of history about Barronett. We had a quite a few guests from out of town, which was very nice. Geri Pittman played the old familiar hymns for us, and the service was very nice. After the service we sat around drinking coffee, eating Cheryl Jaastad’s homemade caramel rolls, and visited. Dorothy Orth, Devon Snowbank, and Terry Goodrich judged the cooking contest. The required ingredient was peaches and the winners were, first: Sharai Hefty with peach bundt cakes; second: Bob Washkuhn with peach bread; and third: Kim Hermida with a slow cooker peach pie. There were five entries this year. Hopefully next year we can get at least five times that many.

by Helen V. Pederson

A beautiful day in Shell Lake on Monday as I write this, but it is cold and a little windy. Like the song “September” the falling leaves remind us it is fall. It is, how-


collectibles — everything. And there were lots of buyers, too. I think that everyone who had booths set up had a pretty good day. The 5.4-mile fun run was won by Nick Ricci, with David Nickell taking second place. Oh, and I guess I should mention that David’s dog, Marley, came in a few steps in front of David. I think that maybe Nick is an old hand at this racing stuff. He took third in the triathlon in Luck recently. It was a hiking, running and canoeing competition. His bike broke down during the race, and he still took third. Not bad. Congratulations on your win, Nick. The men’s slow-pitch softball tournament started early on Saturday and ran through Sunday. There were two firstplace winners of that tournament this year, Diesterhaft’s and Spot Bar. Diesterhaft’s team members told me that they were really the winners because they had scored more runs than Spot Bar had, but we’ll just have to let them fight that out next year. Thanks go out to Jim Dreyer, too, for all the work he does in organizing the softball tournament every year. By the way, Jim Dreyer said that he’s sure that the reason his team, Spot Bar, did so well is that his daughter, Taylor, made him two good-luck posters. There was a 20-year reunion on the ball field this year. Bob Bartschenfeld, Jim Grosskreutz and Jim Dreyer hadn’t played on the same field for 20 years, and they were all playing at Barronett this year. It was nice to see the competition between the friends. There were lots of entries in the Dairyland garden tractor pull. I didn’t get the names of the winners for that yet, but I’m hoping that Rambo will have them to me by next week. The beanbag tournament started Saturday afternoon and ended on Sunday afternoon. It’s amazing how accurate some of those people are at throwing beanbags. I watched one man put three out of four bags into the target, and the other bag was on the board. There were 14 teams, and the winners were, first: Logan Paulson and Gary Judahl; second: Luke Paulson and Kyle Steffen; and third: Jim Dreyer and Bo Juleft. While all this stuff was going on, there were lots of games for the little ones in the backyard. One of the favorite things this weekend was the big bouncy tent. There were little ones in there sliding around and


Washburn County Court Doriann L. Gruhlke, Superior, speeding, $200.50. Jacob Z. Guello, Superior, speeding, $200.50. Sean M. Hanson, Rice Lake, speeding, $200.50. Lauren E. Hawkins, Sycamore, Ill., speeding, $175.00. Morgan B. Hettinger, Rochester, Minn., underage drinking, $263.50. Douglas R. Hill, Ossian, Ind., failure to carry boat flotation devices, $162.70. Brandon T. Hoover, Barron, license restriction violation, Class D or M vehicle, $100.00. Cindy L. Hystad, Apple Valley, Minn., speeding $175.30. Aaron M. Immerfall, Rice Lake, failure to carry boat flotation devices, $162.70. Nathanial Z. Johnson, Spooner, operating while suspended, $200.50. Naomi J. Johnson, Trego, issue worthless check(s), $363.50, restitution. Desiree L. Juaire, Red Wing, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Dusten W. Kalakay, Shell Lake, operating while suspended, $200.50; operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Lisa M. Kiener-Barnett, Lisle, Ill., speeding, $200.00. Jacob A. King, Gordon, underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. Lori A. King, Chaska, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Matthew M. Klos, Onalaska, speeding, $200.50. Wayne P. Knott, Spooner, operating with restricted controlled substance, $691.50, licensed revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Joshua E. Lagesse, Eau Claire, ATV or UTV operate without muffler, $175.30. Zakory J. Lagesse, Eau Claire, ATV or UTV operate without muffler, $175.30. Lynda A. Lawson, Duluth, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Suzannah M. Leckel, Shell Lake, speeding, $200.50. Breana K. Leis, La Crosse, fish without license, $190.70. Donald L. Lhotka, Big Lake, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Christopher S. Linder, Cottage Grove, Minn., fish with improper license, $232.70. Kevin D. Lindgren, Reedsville, operate UTV without valid safety certificate, $162.70. Kelly A. Lindgren, Kenosha, speeding, $200.50. Robert M. Lombard, Iron River, operating with restricted controlled substance, $691.50 license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Jessica L. Losso, Lockport, Ill., speeding, $225.70. Thomas R. Lowry, Eleva, speeding, $175.30. Paul J. Luger, Baraboo, speeding, $175.30. Thomas M. Mann, Minong, set fire without extinguishing fire, $175.30. Arlyn G. Martin, Hayward, speeding, $175.30. Cody R. Mayer, Shell Lake, OWI, $761.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Jay M. McGuire, Coon Rapids, Minn., speeding, $183.30. Thomas J. McKenzie, New Brighton, Minn., failure to carry boat flotation devices, $162.70.

Kenneth D. Mehsikomer, Spooner, issue worthless check(s), $794.61, restitution. Joshua R. Miggler, Somerset, speeding, $515.50. Timothy R. Miller, Hayward, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Samuel E. Miller, Spooner, speeding, $175.30. Elizabeth P. Minder, River Falls, speeding, $200.50. Christopher R. Muhvich, Cottage Grove, Minn., operating ATV or UTV in careless way, $200.50. Darcie L. Nedlose, Hayward, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Joshawa E. Ness, Spooner, issue worthless check(s), $450.33, restitution. Jeremiah J. Nowak, Kasson, Minn., underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. David M. Nuti, Loveland, Ohio, speeding, $175.30. Brenda S. Olson, Bloomington, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Angela M. Osterberg, Prairie, Ill., speeding, $250.90. Ashley K. Path, Tomah, fish without license, $190.70. Nicholas S. Peterson, Shell Lake, speeding, $276.10. Kyle T. Plath, Wauwatosa, speeding, $200.50. Kayla J. Reh, Webster, speeding, $225.70. Ashley M. Reinert, Birchwood, speeding, $200.50. Robert P. Rettig, Libertyville, Ill., speeding, $225.70. Erika J. Reynolds, Shell Lake, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Nicole S. Ricci, Hayward, speeding, $200.50. Donald E. Richards, Minong, operating left of centerline, $213.10. Cody J. Richter, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $263.50. Kelly E. Ritchie, River Falls, operating boat without valid certification number, $200.50. River Valley Customer Concrete LLC, Chippewa Falls, vehicle equipment violations, Group 1, $238.30. Joseph J. Romportl, Barronett, speeding, $175.30. Shane P. Sabin, Hayward, speeding, $175.30. Karl W. Sannwald, Minong, failure to yield right of way from stop sign, $175.30. Timothy G. Schirmer, Minong, speeding, $200.50. Eugene R. Shedivy, Lino Lakes, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Hunter R. Smith, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50; unnecessary acceleration, $231.10. Donald A. Socha, Springbrook, issue worthless check(s), $263.50. Veronica F. St. Phillips, Stone Lake, speeding, $200.50. Danielle L. Steinert, Barronett, disorderly conduct, $114.50. Norman L. Stensland, Gordon, speeding, $183.30. Christopher D. Summers, Minong, violation of child safety restraint requirements, $150.10; inattentive driving, $187.90. Crystal S. Terry, Spooner, speeding, $175.30; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00.

Fall activities planned at Hunt Hill SARONA — Harvest Dance FUNdraiser will be happening in the barn loft at Hunt Hill on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 7:30-10 p.m.  Join Duck for the Oyster for a rocking performance of family-friendly dance and fun. Don’t know the steps? No worries … the Ducks will teach you. No need to preregister for this fun event, just show up.  Don’t miss out on the stained-glass snowflake class. Learn how to make your own beautiful stained-glass snowflake with instructions from Carmen of Firefly Stained Glass.  No experience necessary and all material are included. The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 27.  The

class will run on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 1-4 p.m. You can register for this program by calling 715-635-6543, emailing info@ or go to to register online. The Recycling Day program is set for Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m.-noon. Find ways to save or even make money through recycling, how to reduce waste and inventive ways to reuse items that would otherwise end up in a landfill from 9-10:45 a.m.  Then  from 11 a.m.-noon, learn about fungi, bugs, bacteria and other decomposers that are vital to the health of our ecosystems.  Explore the interesting world of nature’s recyclers.   Registration is re-

quired by Wednesday, Oct. 9. The last program of the year is the Diamond Willow Walking Stick class. Join Storme Nelson on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to locate, prepare and carve your own walking stick from the beautiful diamond willow wood. Registration is required by Thursday, Oct. 17, but don’t wait that long, as this class fills up quickly. You can register for this program by calling 715-635-6543, emailing info@hunthill. org or go to to register online. — from Hunt Hill

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Washburn County Sheriff’s Office is seeking bids for providing food service for inmates at the Washburn County Jail. All bids are due by Oct. 7, 2013. Bids will be presented to the Law Enforcement Committee on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. for discussion and action. For specifications and requirements, contact: Sheriff Terry Dryden, Washburn County Sheriff’s Office, 421 Hwy. 63, P.O. Box 429, Shell Lake, WI 54871, 715-468-4700. (Send bids to Sheriff Dryden). Washburn County reserves the right to reject any and all bids. 592764 6r WNAXLP

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Public hearings will be held on the following conditional use permit requests pertaining to short-term rentals Monday, October 7, 2013, at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 501 First Street, Shell Lake, WI. Kate Fogarty, 155 South Lake Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871, Pt. Gov’t. Lot 1, Lot 5 CSM V 8, P 196, V 455, P 679 (proposed rental address 155 South Lake Drive), City of Shell Lake. Donna and Winston Rock and Michael and Mindy Gadke, 310 and 312 Stariha Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871, Shell Lake Lumber Lakeside Addition, Pt. Gov’t. Lots 1-3, Block 1, AKA Pt. Outlot 13, Lot 2, CSM V 15, P 162 (proposed rental addresses 310 & 312 Stariha Drive), City of Shell Lake. Clinton R. Stariha, Zoning Administrator 592455 5-6r WNAXLP


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Alexander D. Thorn, Zumbro Falls, Minn., drink open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $200.50. Andrey L. Todd, Rice Lake, underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. Alexander D. Tomczak, Minnetonka, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Janet L. Torbenson, Rhinelander, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Anthony J. Torntore, Bloomington, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. David B. Truax, Anoka, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Kevin P. Tveit, Ashland, seat belt violation, $10.00; speeding, $200.50; possession of drug paraphernalia, $100.00. Bastiaan J. Vanacker, Chicago, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Gregory L. Visger, Spooner, speeding, $175.30; seat belt violation, $10.00. Scott G. Wade, Hayward, underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. Matthew A. Wagner, Hayward, speeding, $200.50. Christopher B. Wakefield, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50; unreasonable and imprudent speed, $231.10. James F. Whalen, Sarver, Pa., speeding, $200.50. Anthony D. White, Almena, underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. James H. White, Edina, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Michael J. Williams, Mount Lebanon, Pa., speeding, $200.50. James T. Zacharias, Hayward, operating while revoked, $200.50; operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Brian J. Zanter, Conover, speeding, $200.50. Eddie E. Alwine, Shell Lake, possession of THC, $263.50. Andrew J. Burhans, Minong, disorderly conduct, $263.50, other sentence; possess drug paraphernalia, $263.60, other sentence. Charles R. Donald, Rice Lake, OWI, $268.00, state prison, extended supervision. Jonathon W. Erdman, Spooner, operating without carrying license, $150.10. Scott A. Fogelberg, Shell Lake, failure to attach ear tag to deer carcass, $731.00, other sentence, DNR revocation/suspension; felon possess firearm, $268.00, probation, sent. withheld. Kyle A. Fornengo, Webster receiving stolen property, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld; fourthdegree sexual assault, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Sage M. Geddes, Birchwood, disorderly conduct, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Christopher J. Gouge, Hayward, disorderly conduct, $300.00, community service. Corey J. Malloy, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld; bail jumping, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Anthony H. Miller, Rice Lake, disorderly conduct or resisting or obstructing an officer, $263.50. William Z. Nipe, Brill, intent. failure to provide food for animal, $299.00, other sentence. Troy M. Schulenberg, Rice Lake, failure to support child, $268.00,probation, sent. withheld, twice. Shawn M. Smith, Spooner, theft, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Amera N. Streigel, Shell Lake, operating without valid license, $150.10. James L. Winrich, Hayward, possession of THC, $262.50, other sentence.


Jordan A. Abel, Kasson, Minn., underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. John E. Arneson, Pewaukee, speeding, $200.50. Dionocio, Baz-Lopez, Cumberland, operating without valid license, $200.50; operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Holly Bean, Montclair, N.J., speeding, $200.50. Kristine M. Bennett, Spooner, nonregistration of vehicle, $114.50, costs. Robb J. Bigelow, Hibbing, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Sarah J. Blaisdell, Northfield, Minn., speeding, $225.70. James J. Bodsberg, Boyceville, speeding, $200.50. Debra K. Bouma, Woodbury, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Maureen E. Boyd, Spooner, speeding, $200.50. Bradley Draves, DBA Draves Construction, Spooner, vehicle equipment violations, Group 1, $238.30; nonregistration of other vehicle, $263.50; vehicle equipment violations, Group 3, $175.30. Aaron J. Bucko, Richfield, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Paul A. Buttenhoff, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Robert S. Campbell, Duluth, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Daniel T. Cerini, New Hope, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Amy E. Checchin, Hayward, issue worthless check(s), $438.70, restitution. Lee T. Clancy, Zumbrota, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. James M. Clark, Springbrook, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. McKenzie R. Cole, Kasson, Minn., underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. Kevin M. Connerty, Wilmette, Ill., speeding, $175.30. Justin R. Dennis, Sarona, reckless driving, $389.50. James B. Depolis, Elk River, Minn., criminal damage to property, $200.00. Sarah E. Dixen, Winona, Minn., speeding, $175.30. John F. Dwyer, Elmhurst, Ill., speeding, $175.30. John L. Eash, Spooner, underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. Talia M. Edgar, Kasson, Minn., underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. Wayne E. Engen, Sarona, speeding, $175.30. Ericson Trucking LLC, Minong, raw forest product overweight violation, $425.22. Cody J. Field, Spooner, operate ATV or UTV without required headgear, $150.10. Brice M. Frillici, San Francisco, Calif., speeding, $200.50. Jaime R. Granica, Ojibwa, speeding, $175.30. John R. Grassl, Sarona, underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. Michael J. Green, Albany, Calif., speeding, $200.50. James A. Grimm, Trego, operating unregistered motor truck/tractor, $263.50.


The Barronett Town Board is currently seeking applicants to fill the following positions: One (1) Full Time One (1) Part Time Requirements: Grader experience, CDL with air brake endorsement and drug screening. Resume deadline: October 4, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. Qualified, interested persons should submit resumes to: Jerry Chartraw W9223 Heart Lake Road Shell Lake, WI 54871 592415 715-468-2904 5-6r 47-48a-e An Equal Opportunity Employer

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SHELL LAKE SELF-STORAGE: Convenient, 24-hour access. Special low-cost boat storage. Call 715-468-2910. 2rtfc PART-TIME/FULL-TIME: Bartender/cook. Must apply within. Must pass drug test. Must work every other weekend. Barronett Bar & Grill. 3-6rc ARE YOU CHANGING YOUR LOCATION? Don’t forget to do an address change to continue receiving your Register. Call 715468-2314 or stop in our office located in Shell Lake’s Lake Mall, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 5-6rp AFFORDABLE, clean, safe and efficient wood heat. Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace. Heats multiple buildings. Northwest Wisconsin Ent Inc., 715-635-3511. 6rc


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Sealed proposals for new equipment described herein will be received until 2 p.m. local time, Thursday, September 26, 2013, by the Washburn County Highway Department, Office of the Highway Commissioner, 1600 County Highway H, Spooner, Wisconsin 54801, whereupon the sealed proposals received will be publicly opened and read at 2 p.m. in the Highway Conference Room. PROPOSAL CONTRACT #18-13E Crew Cab Pickup with 6-Foot Box (No Bid Bond) Proposal forms and specifications are on file and available upon request at the Office of the Washburn County Highway Department, phone (715) 635-4480; FAX (715) 6354485. Bidders wishing to submit their bid by mail may do so at their own risk. Bids received through mail by the Washburn County Highway Department, later than the time set forth above will be returned unopened. The correct mailing address is Washburn County Highway Department, 1600 County Highway H, Spooner, WI 54801. The County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive any technicalities and to select the bid proposal deemed most advantageous to the Washburn County Highway Department. Jon Johnson, Commissioner 592217 5-6r WNAXLP Washburn County Highway Department

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Terraceview Living Center has an opening for a Certified Nursing Assistant on the p.m. shift. If You Are Interested, Please Contact: Sandra White, MSN RN NHA Director of Nursing 802 E. Co. Hwy. B, Shell Lake, WI 54871 715-468-7292, ext. 21

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Interested applicants are to fill out an application in the District Office. Applicants will need to pass a criminal background check, drug screen and required medical exam. Please contact the District Office at 715-468-7816.


Washburn County is seeking applicants for a full-time Deputy Clerk for the Clerk of Court Office. Duties include the ability to perform complex and advanced clerical support work which requires an understanding of the principles of law and the workings of the judicial system. Requires completion of a standard high school curriculum or equivalent, followed by a minimum of four years of stenographic and clerical experience preferably in a legal or judicial office. Must have experience using Windows OS and MS Office Suite and be able to type 60 wpm. Excellent benefit package. Contact the Washburn County Personnel Department, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (ph. 715-468-2991), or visit the website at for an application. Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 592353 5-6r 47-48b 4:30 p.m. October 4, 2013.

(Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. as servicer for Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for the Holders of the First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF5, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-FF5 Plaintiff vs. ESTATE OF RICHARD W. BEAN, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 13 CV 14 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on July 5, 2013 in the amount of $160,551.56 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 23, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following terms: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective. PLACE: at the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: Part of Government Lot Three (3) Section Eight (8), Township Forty-Two (42), North of Range Thirteen (13) West, described as follows: Starting at the Northwest Corner of Government Lot 3, thence East on the North Line of said Government Lot 3, 330 Feet to the place of beginning; thence South on a line parallel with the West Line of said Government Lot 3 approximately 1,075 Feet of the water’s edge of Scovil Lake; thence Easterly along the water’s edge approximately 200 Feet to the North on a line parallel with the West Line of said Government Lot 3 approximately 982 Feet to the North Line of said Government Lot 3; thence West on the North Line of said Lot 3, 220 Feet to the place of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 9471 West Bear Track Road, Minong, WI 54859. TAX KEY NO.: 21052. Dated this 5th day of September, 2013. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Dustin A. McMahon Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1086857 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 2981606 592559 WNAXLP

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SPOONER — Lakeland Family Resource Center announces the following October events. Tuesdays, Oct. 1, through Nov. 12, from 5-7:30 p.m., the Strengthening Families program will be held at the Shell Lake High School. Monday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m., is the First Friends playtime birthday party at LFRC, 314 Elm St., Spooner, and on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Jack O’ Lantern Fest will be held at the center. Wednesdays, Oct. 9 and 23, at 10 a.m., Kidstime/ Parentime with Wilma will be held. Mondays, Oct. 14 and 28, 10 a.m., will be First Friends with Wilma. Monday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m., Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group is meeting. Also on the 21st as well as Oct. 24 and 28, the Shell Lake Afterschool program will have a baby-sitting clinic. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m., is the Kidstime/Parentime pumpkin party. A potluck is at 11:15 a.m. — from LFRC



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715-419-1998 (Sept. 11, 18, 25) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY WESTCONSIN CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff vs. KEVIN M. VON FELDT, JENNY TRINH-VON FELDT, ROYAL CREDIT UNION, AMERICAN HONDA FINANCE CORPORATION Defendant(s) Case No. 11CV128 Code: 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale rendered in the above-entitled action on October 19, 2012, in the amount of $186,316.91, the undersigned Sheriff of Washburn County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction at the north entrance of the Washburn County Courthouse in the City of Shell Lake, in said County, on the 6th day of November, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: Lot 16, Block 1, Little Bear Addition, (in the Town of Long Lake), Washburn County, Wisconsin. Tax Parcel No. 65026-2-37-11-22-5 15-426508000. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N1130 Little Bear Road, Sarona, Wisconsin. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: A deposit of 10% of sale price to be deposited in cash or by certified check with the Sheriff at the time of sale; balance to be paid by cash or certified check upon confirmation of sale. Dated this 10th day of September, 2013. /s/Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Attorney Christine A. Gimber WELD, RILEY, PRENN & RICCI, S.C. 3624 Oakwood Hills Parkway P.O. Box 1030 Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 715-839-7786 Attorneys for Plaintiff This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 591896 WNAXLP


Clint & David Semm, The Deer Stand, LLC, 294 Industrial Blvd., Shell Lake, WI 54871, requests a conditional use permit for Shell Lake Southside Industrial Park, Lot 8, Pt. Lot 8, Lot 1, CSM V 10, P 99 (294 Industrial Blvd.) to construct an addition to include bathrooms and patio to the existing bar/restaurant. Zoning District: Light Industrial (I-2). Zoning Ordinance Section 13-1-60 Conditional Uses. A public hearing will be held on this matter Monday, October 7, 2013, at 5:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall. Clint R. Stariha, Zoning Administrator 592737 6-7r WNAXLP




Mucking in the Namekagon River

Daya Lawrence is fascinated and repulsed as she examines the jar of dragonfly nymphs.

Photos by Larry Samson

Hailey Ziemer and Madeline Naglosky are enjoying their day on the river even though they got wet on a cool fall day.

Ranger Joan Jacobowski, of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and fourth-grade teacher Dan Kevan help the students identify the water animals they caught in the river. They caught numerous insects indicating a healthy river.

Tristan Kemp and Emmit Johnson examine the net looking for water critters in the Namekagon River on their mucking field trip on Friday, Sept 20. It is an annual event for the fourth grade.

Shell Lake School menu Breakfast Monday, Sept. 30: Bagel or muffin; muffin and cheese stick. Tuesday, Oct. 1: Cheddar and egg biscuit; 3-berry bar and muffin. Wednesday, Oct. 2: French toast sticks; yogurt parfait. Thursday, Oct. 3: Yogurt parfait; mini cinnamon roll. Friday, Oct. 4: Laker pizza; apple stick. Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/fruit and milk and is free to all students.

Lunch Monday, Sept. 30: Brunch day. Tuesday, Oct. 1: Bean and cheese enchilada. Wednesday, Oct. 2: Pizza wrap. Thursday, Oct. 3: Grilled chicken. Friday, Oct. 4: Meatball with rotini. Alternate lunch choice of either: Sandwich pack: PB&J, flavored cracker and cheese stick or flavored fat-free yogurt with granola, flavored cracker and cheese stick.

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Tailgate with SLEF at homecoming tailgate party SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Educational Foundation is hosting their fifthannual community homecoming tailgate party prior to the Shell Lake High School homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 4.   Everyone, including Shell Lake alumni, community members, students and parents, are invited. This year ’s community homecoming tailgate party event will again serve hot-off-the-grill burgers, brats and hot dogs with chips and drink before the game.  Guests are welcome to come to the football field following the parade, which is set for 5-7 p.m., for a meal and catch up with friends and alumni. You can cap off your evening by staying and rooting on the Shell Lake football team at their homecoming game.  There will be popular chance drawings, ticket

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vouchers for chance drawings may be purchased and dropped in labeled bags, with winners announced during the football game halftime festivities. You do not need to be present to win. Any local merchant, craftsman or artist wishing to donate a tax-deductible item to the chance drawing may do so by contacting board representatives Tamara Smith or Shane Williams. SLEF is dedicated to maintaining a positive link between our community and the education of our students. The community homecoming tailgate party is an important event in accomplishing both of these goals.  With your assistance, SLEF looks forward to a successful evening with you, the community and the school. — from SLEF

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Barronett Colorfest provides family fun

RIGHT: Rick Weaver’s advice to his granddaughter is to be careful. Caitlyn has been pulling for six years and has no plans to stop. “It is fun to do something that few others do.” Is her reason for pulling in the garden tractor pull.

Nine-year-old Mercedes Nelson is pulling in the modified garden pull and couldn’t be happier. Living outside of Prairie Farm, the whole family is into this sport.

1/2 mile south of Shell Lake on Hwy. 63


Serving Lunch & Dinner Daily! Homemade Soup & Pie. Homemade Pizza. Lunch & Dinner Specials. Bar Open Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m. Kitchen Open Daily 11 a.m.

Photos by Larry Samson

Open 7 days a week. Serving Food Sun. - Thurs. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Under New Ownership!

NEW AT BECKY’S! Featuring: • Surf & Turf • New York Strip • Bacon Wrapped Scallops • Scallop Dinner • Prime Rib Sandwich


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Helping with the wine and cheese tasting during Barronett’s Colorfest were (L to R): Mark Minton, Judy Norton and Bonnie Fogelberg. — Photo by Judy Pieper

Logan Noggler is only 3 years old and he knows which pie he wants, the pumpkin pie with no whipped cream.

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Taylor Wohlk on his garden tractor comes from a pulling family. The Judgment Day tractor is familiar to the Midwest. Wohlk’s garden tractor is called Judgment Day, too.

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