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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Vol. 127, No. 37 • Shell Lake, Wis.

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Spooner prom: Midnight In Morocco

One of the memories Dominic Hopke and Natalie Smith will have of their 2016 junior class prom will be arriving during a rainstorm. The prom was held at the high school on Saturday, April 23. More photos on page 11. - Photo by Larry Samson

Details quiet on Shell Lake cheerleading coach’s dismissal

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New volunteer coaches sought

A comeback win for the Lakers Page 13


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SHELL LAKE/SPOONER - Wake Up America is the theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 5. Events are scheduled for Shell Lake and Spooner starting with a gathering at the Cornerstone Church in Spooner at 7 a.m. People will meet at noon at both the Shell Lake City Hall and Spooner City Hall, and at 7 p.m. at Lake Park Alliance. For more information about National Day of Prayer, see nationaldayofprayer. org. — with submitted information

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Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE - In the course of the Shell Lake School Board’s meeting on Monday, April 18, board members heard public comments about the dismissal of the school’s former volunteer cheerleading coach, Alana Harrington. The board had a short and deliberately limited discussion on the former coach’s dismissal and about the need to find volunteer coaches for the school’s cheerleading squad. However, David Bridenhagen, Shell Lake superintendent, shed a bit more light on the situation.  “There were several areas of concern by administration. They were investigated and that’s what led to the decision to remove Harrington as the squad’s volunteer coach,” said Bridenhagen.  The matter is planned to be discussed by administration and the school board in an upcoming closed session meeting yet to be announced. Bridenhagen added that the district still

wants to have cheerleading and that the school intends on maintaining a cheerleading squad. In public comment, two members of the cheerleading squad spoke about Harrington’s dismissal, McLain Hutton and Cecelia Harrington. The Register notes that both of these students have familial ties to Alana Harrington, Hutton is her stepdaughter and Harrington is her daughter. “Alana was the best coach that I ever had, and I believe the actions taken against her were made too quickly. I don’t think they thought about how Alana has lived here her whole life, she has kids here, her husband is a cop, and I don’t think administration took into consideration that people’s reputations are also on the line. After these allegations our reputations as cheerleaders are down in the gutter. We have been called derogatory names,” said Hutton, a freshman. Cecelia Harrington, a fellow freshman, also spoke, stating that she was very upset over how administration handled Harrington’s removal as cheer coach. Bridenhagen said the district will start so-

Shell Lake graduate killed in car-pedestrian accident unconscious, lying on the sideDanielle Danford | Staff writer walk. Wickware was transported RICE LAKE - The Rice Lake Poto a local medical facility where lice Department reported that on she succumbed from injuries sufSaturday, April 16, a 38-year-old fered in the accident. woman succumbed to injuries sufRice Lake Police reports that the fered after being hit by a vehicle in driver of the vehicle remained at the city of Rice Lake. The woman the scene and is fully cooperating has since been identified as Misty with law enforcement. The crash K. Wickware, 38, Sarona, a 1996 remains under investigation by graduate Shell Lake High School. the Rice Lake Police Department The accident occurred at and the Wisconsin State Patrol. around 9 p.m. when Rice Lake Police Department and an ambuMisty Wickware — Photo The Rice Lake Fire Department and Barron County Sheriff’s Delance were dispatched to the area submitted partment assisted in response to of Allen Street and Main Street for the report of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash. the accident. When officers arrived they found Wickware



Washburn County Board members sworn in

Jocelyn Ford, District 17, and Terri Reiter, District 18, take their oaths of office as members of the Washburn County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 19. Both Ford and Reiter are new members on the county board, elected in the April 4 election. Reiter also represents residents in Ward 4 on the Spooner City Council. Sue Hansen, District 20, and Tammy Hopke, District 21, take their oaths. Hansen was elected to her second term representing residents in the northern half of the city of Shell Lake. This is Hopke’s first term and she will represent residents living in the southern half of the city of Shell Lake. Lolita Olson, Washburn County clerk, at left, read the oath of office, which all county board members repeated. Shown at right is Lynn Hoeppner, District 11, who is also the former Washburn County clerk. Hoeppner ran unopposed for the county board position in the April election.

Photos by Danielle Danford

Dennis Wood is sworn in for his first term representing residents in District 13, which is the Town of Barronett and most of the Town of Sarona. Wood ran unopposed in the April 4 election.

Both Chris Thompson, District 9, and Hank Graber, District 10, are new members on the county board. Thompson is a former Spooner City Council member. Graber worked for the Washburn County Highway Department for 27 years and is in his third term on the Crystal Town Board.

New website coming soon for Leader, Register NORTHWEST WISCONSIN - The Inter-County Leader and Washburn County Register newspapers are combining their websites. Readers of the sites and e-editions for both papers will be able to access the site using each site’s current addresses, or The new site will provide for a broader range of news from Northwest Wisconsin and a user-friendly interface for subscribers and e-edition readers.  It will

also provide an opportunity for advertisers wishing to reach one of the area’s largest online audiences. Those interested in advertising on the site may go to our current sites (wcregisteronline. com or and click on the “New website” story or email us at  Smaller ads are temporarily being offered free for the first 30 days. The new site is expected to launch sometime in early May. - Gary King

Youth county board representatives McLain Hutton and Nathaniel Wingler count ballots cast by county board members for the election of a county board chair. Thomas Mackie, District 5, was elected to chair the board with 11 votes. Thomas Ricci, District 6, was elected as first vice chair and Beth Esser, District 8, was elected to second vice chair. Board members also elected members to the county highway committee for the next two years. Those members are Thomas Ricci, Beth Esser, Lynn Hoeppner, Chris Thompson and Skip Fiedler, District 2.

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Family of Marine killed in Chattanooga shooting receives his Purple Heart Danielle Danford |Staff writer GRANTSBURG - The family of Sgt. Carson Holmquist was presented with his Purple Heart medal on Wednesday, April 20, alongside the families of three other Marines who were killed last summer by a lone gunman in Chattanooga, Tenn. Carson Holmquist, 25, Grantsburg, was born in St. Croix Falls and graduated from Grantsburg High School in 2008. Holmquist enlisted in the Marines right out of high school. Throughout high school he worked on a farm in Grantsburg. In 2012, he married Jasmine Jones and together they had a son, Wyatt Allen. Holmquist served a deployment in Okinawa, Japan, and one to Afghanistan, as a diesel mechanic specialist. He earned several medals and honors, including the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement

Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and two Sea Service Deployment ribbons. On April 5, Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill naming Wisconsin Hwy. 87 as the Carson Holmquist Memorial Highway. At the ceremony held in Chattanooga, Lt. Gen. Rex McMillian, head of Marine Corps Forces Reserve, conferred the four Purple Heart Medals to the families of Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, Holmquist and Lance Cpl. Squire “Skip” Wells. “Our brothers were taken from us; your sons, your husbands, your fathers, your brothers were taken from us, but what cannot, and will not ever be taken from us, is the incredible impressions they made on each and every one of us,” said McMillian.

The investigation into the shooting at the Navy Operational Support Center found that the 24-year-old shooter, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, was inspired by a foreign terrorist group making the Marines eligible for the Purple Heart. “They were my brothers. I can never thank them enough, I can never thank you enough for what they did,” said Maj. Christopher Cotton, Mike Battery inspector-instructor. In the July 16 attack, Abdulazeez was shot and killed by responding law enforcement, after firing dozens of rounds into a recruiting center, killing four Marines, a sailor and wounding one Marine. — Danielle Danford with information from the Marine Times and Navy Times

Sgt. Carson Holmquist

Washburn County school libraries to receive money from Common School Fund MADISON - Public school districts throughout the state will share $37.7 million in library aid, from the Common School Fund, the only state funding specifically designated for the purchase of materials for school libraries. In Washburn County, Shell Lake will receive $24,312; Spooner $62,416; Northwood,

$12,935; and Birchwood $9,153. Aid is based on the number of children between the ages of 4 and 20 living in each of the state’s 424 school districts. This year’s school library aid payment will be $31.78 per child. Districts must use the Common School Fund library aid by June 30 for the purchase of print, digital

and technology resources that are housed within the school library program and accessible to all students in the school. “Common School Fund aid is a major source, and sometimes the only source, of revenue for library services in our public schools,” said state Superintendent Tony Evers. “We depend on Wisconsin’s

teacher librarians to advocate for strong public school library programs that can offer a broad range of resources to support student learning We want our kids to be college and career ready, and strong school libraries contribute to that effort.” — from WisDPI

Funding still sought for pipe organ project Danielle Danford |Staff writer SPOONER - Last fall, a 1951 Wicks pipe organ was gifted to the Spooner School District via Timothy Kern and The Servants of Mary in Ladysmith. At that time, the pipe organ had been restored and prepared for installation into the Spooner High School auditorium but waited on funds to make the move possible. “We are still looking for money. It is

coming together, slowly but surely, in fact it was about a year ago that we started,” said Kern, music teacher at the Spooner Elementary School. Kern envisions the pipe organ to be used as a teaching instrument for choral, band and recitals, by community groups like the Intermezzo music group and for special occasions. “Once the project got started the site preparation costs came out to be more

than expected,” said Kern. Specifically, the cost of the steel support beams and cement needed to install the organ came in higher than expected, $16,000 more. On Monday, April 18, the Spooner School Board, during its regular monthly meeting, approved the project for the $16,000 needed to cover outstanding bills and finish the organ’s installation. “There are some people that are work-

ing very hard to pull some money together,” said Kern. The Spooner Area School District is handling the financial account that supports the pipe organ project, Kern is not involved with the finances. Donations can be sent to the Spooner Area School District office made out to the pipe organ fund.

Spooner cheer squad recognized as district athletic program Danielle Danford |Staff writer SPOONER – Over the past year the Spooner cheer squad has gone from a volunteer effort to a district-recognized athletic program. That leap took place on Monday, April 18, during the Spooner School Board’s regular monthly meeting. “Ultimately, it allows us to further expand the program by allowing us to incorporate the exciting and entertaining elements of stunting, tumbling and dancing, which is standard with a traditional cheer squad,” said Holly Snyder, Spooner cheer and stunt squad co-head coach. With district recognition, the program now has coverage under the district’s liability insurance so students can perform

challenging stunts, gymnastic tumbling and dance routines. District recognition also makes the program sanctioned by the WIAA and the Wisconsin Association of Cheer/Pom Coaches. “From where we started, having nothing, to where we are now as a cheer program is incredible. As coaches, we have seen squad members achieve tremendous gains in skill development and personal growth. We plan to continue that trend as the cheer program moves forward,” said Snyder. Since the squad appeared for the school’s homecoming game last fall, something that hasn’t happened in more than 10 years, attendance at home basket-

ball games has steadily increased, along with the excitement level at those games. This is the squad’s ultimate purpose, to raise school and community spirit, and encourage crowd attendance and involvement at sporting events, while building teamwork, leadership, confidence and athleticism of its members. “We are very thankful for the overwhelming support of the community, the school, the school board, especially, athletic director Matt Lucius, who has backed us since day one,” said Snyder. Despite the district recognition the squad will remain a self-sustaining athletic program through fundraising efforts, to keep costs down for participants and the dis-

trict. However, students are responsible for the cost of shoes and bloomer shorts with an estimated total cost of $70 per student and the required district activity fee. The Spooner cheer squad has two cocoaches, Snyder and Bri Saavedra, with Monique Clark as lead fundraiser and assistant coach, Cyndi Dennis, dance consultant, and Lisa Benson, stunting coach. The Spooner cheer and stunt squad can be found on Facebook where regular updates are shared, like details on when tryouts for the 2016-17 school year will be held.  Those interested in donating to the self-funded cheer program can email Lucius at

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liciting applications for new volunteer coaches, but time is of the essence. Tryouts for next year’s cheer squad need to be held before the end of the school year. The Shell Lake cheerleading squad was brought back three years ago, and since its reinstatement, Bridenhagen acknowledged that it has helped in renewing student body involvement in school sports and school spirit. The squad cheers for football games and wrestling events.

Staff contracts approved The board’s decision with the largest impact involved the approval of the 2016-17 contracts for certified staff, the 58 teachers employed by the district. Bridenhagen explained that issuing next school year’s contracts now is a way for the board to show they appreciate their current teachers’ work and desire to employ them for the next school year. If the school district took no action, the current teacher contracts would automatically renew on May 15. Other personnel actions taken by the board include hiring Joe Johnson as interim varsity football coach and Anna

Stuart Olson raises his right hand to take Scott Smith, Shell Lake School Board member, recites the oath of office which Linda Nielsen, his oath as a member of the Shell Lake School board secretary, reads for him. Smith ran unopposed for his second term on the school board. – Board. Olson has been on the school board Photos by Danielle Danford since 1997. Walthers as the new assistant varsity volleyball coach for the 2016-17 school year.

The board also accepted the resignation of Christina Cassano as business education teacher. Cassano had a one-year contract

with the district and decided to take a different job in Superior.


Spooner School District and former teachers contend contract damages in Washburn County Court Judgment made in one case Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE - Four former teachers of the Spooner School District were present in Washburn County Court on Monday, April 25, regarding damages the district is pursuing after they resigned from district positions in 2015. Michelle Schwab, district superintendent, and Shannon Grindell, district business manager, were in court representing the school district. The four defendants named in the cases are Marley Hansen, Ericka Suzanne Hutton-Parker, Emily Drew and Chad Gibson, each a former teacher for the Spooner Area School District. Both defendants and plaintiffs appeared in court without attorneys. Due to the amount of time it took to get through both parties’ evidence, only the case against Hutton-Parker was determined by assigned Judge Andrew Lawton. Parker was employed by the district for two school years prior to 2015-16 and has been a teacher for nine years. The meat of the court trial on Monday involved the employment contract Parker signed for the 2015-16 school year in June 2015. Parker resigned from that special education position on Aug. 21, 2015, after the date stipulated in her

contract which requires $3,000 be paid to the district in damages after Aug. 16. In testimony Schwab stated that all the cases were similar in this way, the only difference being that Parker had a counterclaim against the district for sick time she took after resigning in August 2015.

Contract In testimony about the contract damages dispute, Schwab referenced the contract language that states the district is owed $3,000 if the employee’s resignation is effective on or after Aug. 16. Schwab contended that even though Parker dropped off her resignation letter on Aug. 21, staff were not aware of it until Monday, Aug. 24, and the board didn’t approve it until Aug. 31, making her responsible to pay the contract damages to the district. In Parker’s testimony she pointed out that the contract only states damages and doesn’t specify if they are actual or liquidated. Parker contended that the district had no actual hardship due to her resignation because she wasn’t replaced. She also stated that she discussed the contract with other teachers but felt she had little choice in signing because if she didn’t it would be a viewed as a refusal of the posi-

tion by the district. Counterclaim Parker’s counterclaim was for payout of sick days she took after submitting her resignation, totaling just under $1,000, which she took under advisement of her physician due to stress and anxiety she was experiencing. Parker also made claim to payment for two days of professional development she attended before her resignation totaling $200. Schwab stated that Parker wasn’t paid the $200 because she had selected a 20 pay period schedule which doesn’t begin until two weeks after student contact days begin, well after her resignation. Schwab stated it was the district’s opinion that Parker was still an employee and should have appeared for work and followed procedures from the employee handbook. Lawton then interrupted Schwab, questioning her on why four teachers would be fighting the district on the same issue. In response Schwab stated that damages being enforced by school districts is newer in this area of the state, an impact of ACT 10 which did away with district/teacher contract negotiations.

Judgment In making his judgment, Lawton said

that, “contract construction takes away what I as a judge can do because I think it is the right thing to do.” He pointed out that Parker is a competent individual, an attribute she must carry into her profession as a teacher, which he said would leave a hole without her services to the school district. “There is a rationale for at least some damages for when a teacher leaves and in this case the unfortunate part about this is you (Parker) signed this contract,” stated Lawton. Lawton found that the language in the contract was clear, awarding the school district the $3,000 in damages minus Parker’s $1,200 counterclaim against the district. Before adjourning Lawton recommended to Schwab that the district make every effort to allow Parker to pay off the damages before docketing a judgment against her. He also recommended to all parties that into light of this trial they attempt to enter in some kind of agreement outside of court. The court date to pick up the remaining three cases is to be determined. One other defendant, Emily Drew, also has a counterclaim against the district for $200, regarding payment for professional development days.

One vote matters Close races and ties in the spring election Gregg Westigard | Staff writer B U R N E T T / P O L K / WA S H B U R N COUNTIES – One vote matters. In the Tuesday, April 5, election, a person won an election by receiving a total of two votes. Several elections were decided by six or fewer votes. And in two contests, there was a tie, with the winner decided by a coin toss. Across Washburn, Polk and Burnett counties on election day, one vote mattered in many contests. The closest contest was for a Washburn County Board seat. In District 12, there were 290 votes cast. David Masterjohn and Dean Brayton each received

145 votes. The tie was broken by drawing names, and Masterjohn was returned to the board. There was also a tie for a seat on the Shell Lake City Council, but in this case there was a write-in contest in a race where there was no name on the ballot. Chad Shelton and Sarah McCumber each received two votes for the Ward 1 seat. Shelton won the coin toss and returns to the seat that he failed to apply for during the December filing period. Shell Lake had another close contest in Ward 2 where Terry Leckel Jr. continues serving on the council after winning a one-year term with a three-vote margin, 111-108, over Tammy Hopke. Three votes also won Steve “Fluffy” Sather another term on the Washburn County Board in District 19. Sather had

declined to run for re-election back in December, and no write-in candidates came forward during the following four months leading up to the April election. Sather’s three write-in votes gave him a victory over 15 people who each received a single vote. Siren Village also had a close write-in election. Marvin Halverson was elected to the third seat on the village board with 14 votes, defeating Steve Young, who received 11 write-in votes. There were another 11 scattered votes in Siren. There was a one-vote victory in Frederic Village, where Richard Heltemes took the third council seat with 133 votes to Allan Lahti’s 132 votes. The Spooner City Council has a new member in Ward 4 where write-in candidate Tim Donovan received six votes to

win an open seat with no name on the ballot. Write-in candidates can register before election day and several “official” registered write-ins were elected to positions on April 5 with significant numbers of votes. Matt Brice won a write-in contest for the St. Croix Falls School Board with 177 votes. Rick Palmer was elected to the Luck School Board with 137 write-in votes. The last contest was for another seat on the Washburn County Board. Micheal Bobin did not file his papers for re-election to the board back in December. He then registered as a write-in for his District 1 seat and was re-elected with 35 votes.

National Day of Prayer gathering to be held in Timberland TIMBERLAND – A National Day of Prayer gathering will be held Thursday, May 5, at Timberland Lutheran Church, at 7 p.m. Wake Up America is this year’s theme. Participants are encouraged to attend and pray for this country.

Topic speakers will be Rep. Romaine Quinn, representing government; Maj. Chris Belfeld, Air Force, representing the military; Larry Samson, Washburn County Register reporter/photographer, representing the media; Greg Odden,

successful Timberland farmer, speaking on business; Keith Aronson, deacon at Timberland church, speaking on family; Pastor Dennis Wright, Northern Lakes Community Church, speaking on churches; and Justin Peterson, teacher/

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coach, Cumberland School District, speaking on education. A fellowship time will follow. — with information from Timberland Lutheran Church


Blue Hills Boy Scout leader banquet held

The Shell Lake Pack 51 earned a gold rating in the Journey To Excellence Blue Hills District Program of the Chippewa Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Chippewa Valley Council has been named the top council in the nation for the third year in a row. Shown (L to R): Lea Cusick, Shawn Cusick, Drew Melton, Tom Cusick, George Cusick and Storme Nelson.

Minong Troop 104 earned the Golden Nugget Award. Accepting the award were Scoutmasters Mike Myer and Dan Meling.

Hayward Pack 70 earned the Leonard Johnston Outdoor Activity Award. Accepting the award was Scout leader Ed Haugen. The Commissioner’s Key Award was presented by John Muench to Rick Voelker.

Shawn Cusick earned the District Award of Merit, one of the top recognitions of a Scout leader. The award was presented by Storme Nelson at the Blue Hills District recognition banquet held at Tracks on Thursday, April 21.

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners April 18 - $35 Kay Rand, Shell Lake April 19 - $35 Monica Burkart, Shell Lake April 20 - $35 Corey Furchtenicht, Sarona April 21 - $35 Roberta Lewis, Fort Myers, Fla. April 22 - $35 Deb and Ray Johnson, Shell Lake

White Birch Printing, Inc. Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio


Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station

2015 High Low Precip. April 18 74 43 .25” rain April 19 70 43 April 20 56 35 .15” rain April 21 40 30 .09”rain/ snow April 22 41 29 t race snow April 23 46 23 April 24 52 29 2016 April 18 April 19 April 20 April 21 April 22 April 23 April 24

High Low Precip. 78 49 65 41 56 44 .09” rain 70 51 .18” rain 64 36 56 31 65 32 1.26” rain

Lake level: Monday, April 27, 2015: 1,218.36’ MSL Monday, April 25, 2016: 1,219.60’ MSL

Spooner Pack 62 and Troop 104 earned the Virgil Edison Popcorn Award for selling the most popcorn in the district-wide fundraiser. The award is a traveling trophy that Spooner won last year as well. Spooner also earned the gold rating in the Journey To Excellence. Shown (L to R): Kris Larson, Shawna Cleveland and Marcus Nelson.

Photos by Larry Samson

RIGHT: Shell Lake Pack 51 earned the prestigious Commissioner’s Trophy for outstanding Scouting. Presenting the award was District Commissioner Rick Voelker. Receiving the award for the pack were Drew Melton and George Cusick.

Register memories 1956 – 60 Years Ago

• Project leaders for South Dewey 4-H Club were Mrs. Joseph Brown, foods and nutrition; Mrs. Lester Arneson, sewing 1 and 2; Thelma Lane, sewing 3 and older; and George Holman, dairy. • Mrs. Ray Swan, South Dewey, underwent surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. • Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Meister, Shell Lake, announced the engagement of their daughter Helen Marie, to Warren Quam, Aberdeen, S.D. They also announced the engagement of their daughter Dorothy, to Michael Gudlin Jr., Milwaukee. • George Johnson, Woodyard, returned after spending 10 months with relatives in Norway.

1966 – 50 Years Ago

• Dr. Lee Jacobson joined his father, Dr. Ray E. Jacobson, in the optometry practice. • Linda Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Olson, Shell Lake, completed a medical secretary course at the Minneapolis Business College. • James Flottum, Shell Lake, participated in the spring concert by the Northland College choir in Ashland. Flottum, a bass, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Flottum, was a junior at Northland, majoring in English. • Calvin and Wayne Romsos, Timberland, and some friends went smelting up at Ashland and had real good luck.

1976 – 40 Years Ago

• Vic and Marcia Schafer of Capitol Lanes donated two alleys per day for the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce Bowling Tournament. Proceeds from the tournament would go toward the cost of the new community recreation center. • Mary Belle Ridgeway celebrated her 95th birthday with a party held at Lake

compiled by Suzanne Johnson Park Alliance Church. • Members of the Shell Lake girls track team were Bonnie Haugland, Nancy Scharhag, Jackie Leverty, Tammy Aderman, Diane Pederson, Sue Kasten, Laura Stovring, Kathy Druschba, Pam Porter, Debby Deerly, June Hallsey, Renee Castle, Colleen Cummings, Peggy Carlson, Jill Stewart, Rae Jean Rydberg, Eydie Marker, Julie Krueger, Julie Hile, Karen VanMeter, Becky Rounce, Diane Soltis, Joann Duch, Pam Bartels, Jean Lindeman, Janice Harr, Robyn Melton, Penny Utt, Sue Quam and Nancy Haugland. • Bruce Bennett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bennett, Shell Lake, was selected for inclusion in the edition of Outstanding Young Men of America.

1986 – 30 Years Ago

• Craig Conroy was hired to the position of Washburn County zoning administrator. He replaced James Scharhag who resigned due to illness. • On the board of directors for the Yellow River Chapter of Ducks Unlimited were Jim Dohm, Bob Dunbar, Kim Odden, Tom Mackie, Jim Sundeen, Rich Alvin, Daryl Gabriel, Joe Gronski, Dan King and Byron Crouse. • The Sarah Circle of the United Methodist Church held a salad luncheon at the Shell Lake Community Center. The theme was Portrait of a Mother. • Dwana Furchtenicht, daughter of Charlotte Furchtenicht, Shell Lake, participated in a student fashion show titled “Spreading the News” at UW-Stout.

1996 – 20 Years Ago

• State Superintendent John Benson visited Shell Lake Schools. He was photographed as Tim Frey showed a computer project he was working on while Tony Harrington, Dan Dunbar, Steve Walczak and Mike Mortensen looked on.

• Progressive Dimensions Salon was renamed 5th Avenue Salon with Christy Bauer, owner. Stylists were Carol Slinker and Darci Donatell. • Members of the Shell Lake High School prom court were Caleb Melton, king; Julie Ekern, queen; Brianna Stellrecht and David Smith, crown bearers; and Becky Forseth, Jennifer Parker, Angie Baldocchi, Jessica Vold, Amy Rydberg, Sarah Ullom, Adam Smith, Donnie Marker, Jordan Hall, Taylor Hall, David Marker and Jason DuVal. • Donna Parker was named Terraceview Living Center’s Employee of the Month. She worked in the food service department as a cook.

2006 – 10 Years Ago

• Shell Lake art students were busy with three mosaic tile panels to replace the old mural panels at the Shell Lake Arts Center. The project was supervised by Jill Johnson and Mary Dosch. • Kyle Schaffer, Americana Times Inc., required a permit to build a warehouse and retail center in Tax Increment District 2 for his business: creating and distributing decorative dinnerware. The business was running out of room at its current location in Beaver Manufacturing’s old building. • Wilson “Max” Smith received the WIAA Scholar Athlete Award presented by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. • Members of the Shell Lake High School prom court were Hanna Christ, queen; Dustin Hopwood, king; Emme Schaffer and Tyson Wilmot, crown bearers; and Sara Marschall, Cody Knoop, Joey Durand, Travis Fogelberg, Sam Gronning, Aaron Pederson, Desirae Karich, Richard Lord, Jessica Halverson, Katie Grocke, Rachael Spears and Hannah Gronning.


Library Fun for Little Ones Library Fun for Little Ones is held every Thursday, year-round, at Shell Lake Public Library from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Recently the children enjoyed making crowns after listening to prince and princess stories. All children are welcome to attend. There is no age minimum or maximum, however stories and projects are geared for children ages 2 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. There is no fee for this program. Library Fun for Little Ones is hosted by Lakeland Family Resource Center. — Photo submitted


Wednesday, April 27 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner. Thursday, April 28 • Shell Lake American Legion meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Veterans Hall, 408 1st St. • Shell Lake VFW meeting, 7 p.m., Shell Lake Veterans Hall, 408 1st St. • Free seminar, Living Well with Memory Loss and Brain Change, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Department of Natural Resources conference room, Spooner. Registration is required, please call ADRC at 715-635-4460  or email  Respite is also available during the seminar if needed. Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30 • Rummage sale, Sarona United Methodist Church, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. • Churchwide garage sale, youth camp fundraiser. 2-6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday. U-Turn Building, 307 Hwy. 63 Shell Lake. Friday, April 29 • Smelt and fish fry,  4-7 p.m., Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge in Shell Lake. • Washburn County Genealogical Society meeting, 1:30 p.m., city hall meeting room, library building, 501 1st St., Shell Lake. Genealogy program at the end of the meeting will be Cox’s Army by James Campbell. The public is welcome to attend. Saturday, April 30 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted.


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Monday, May 2 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. • Indianhead Community Health Care Inc. spring dinner meeting, Lakeview Bar and Grill, Shell Lake. Social time 5:30 p.m.; meal served at 6 p.m. Please RSVP by Thursday, April 28, to Suzanne at the Washburn County Register newspaper office,  715-468-2314, or • Dining at 5, Minong Senior Center. Call  715-4664448 for reservations 24 hours in advance. Tuesday, May 3 • Shell Lake High School pops concert, 7 p.m., 3-12 School. Wednesday, May 4 • Washburn County HCE spring luncheon 11:30 a.m. at Tracks in Spooner. Bring good pantry donations. • As part of National Day of Prayer, a youth rally for area students grades 7-12 will be held at Northern Lakes Community Church in Cumberland, 7:30 p.m. Speaker will be Nathan Holmes. Thursday, May 5 • As part of National Day of Prayer, a prayer breakfast will be held at the Cumberland Methodist Church at 7 a.m. Local leaders will share their experiences. • National Day of Prayer gathering at Timberland Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. Wake Up America is this year’s theme. Participants are encouraged to attend and pray for this country. Topic speakers will be Government: Rep. Romaine Quinn; Military: Maj. Chris Belfeld, Air Force; Media: Larry Samson, Washburn County Register reporter/photographer; and other inspirational leaders of the community. • 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. • All area nurses are invited to a Nurses Week celebration,  5:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, 312 Elm St., Spooner. Northern Waters Parish Ministry will sponsor supper followed by a meeting about parish nursing. No reservations required. • National Day of Prayer gathering at Cornerstone Church, Spooner, 7 a.m.; Spooner City Hall, and Shell Lake City Hall, noon; and Lake Park Alliance, Shell Lake, 7 p.m. For more information, go to nationaldayofprayer. org Friday, May 6 • Spooner GWFC Women’s Club will meet at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. There will be musical entertainment. Members, bring a guest. Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Pat at 715-8652250. • Shell Lake track team car wash, 4-7:30 p.m., at the Shell Lake High School. Saturday, May 7 • Rummage sale at Faith Lutheran Church, W7148 Luther Rd., Spooner, 8 a.m. to noon. Monday, May 9 • Shell Lake fifth- through eighth-grades pops concert, 7 p.m., 3-12 School. • Dining at 5, Friendship Commons, Shell Lake. Call 715-468-4750 for reservations 24 hours in advance. Tuesday, May 10 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. • Shell Lake Book Club, 6 p.m., Lakeview Bar and Grill.



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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at Northwind Book & Fiber SPOONER - Independent Bookstore Day 2016 marks the second year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide. On Saturday, April 30, there will be literary parties at 420 bookstores around the country. Northwind Book & Fiber in downtown Spooner will be celebrating with specials, cake, coloring activities for adults and kids, chocolate samples, book giveaways, and more, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, April 30. “After years of struggle, independent bookstores are experiencing a resurgence,” says Carol Dunn, owner of Northwind Book & Fiber. “Much of that is because we have wonderful customers who value the experience of shopping in a real store and know the importance of supporting local stores in their community. I see Independent Bookstore Day

shows how symbiotic the relationship is between readers, writers and bookstores, and how essential they all are in sustaining the contemporary written word,” noted Lauren Groff, 2016 Bookstore Day author ambassador. Groff is the author of “Fates and Furies,” “Arcadia,” “Delicate Edible Birds” and “The Monsters of

celebrating both the bookstores and their customers.” Northwind Book & Fiber will also offer 12 exclusive books and gifts created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors. “I love Bookstore Day because it is a large-scale communal event that joyously celebrates the literary ecosystem and

Celebrate Money Smart Week during story hour at the Shell Lake Public Library SHELL LAKE - In celebration of Money Smart Week, Saturday, April 23 - Saturday, April 30, the Shell Lake Public Library will join with The Office of Financial Literacy within the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions by hosting a Money Smart story hour on Thursday, April 28, from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

The library will be giving away copies of the book “Start Saving, Henry,” by Nancy Carlson. One book will be given to each of the first 24 participants. This is a great opportunity to start teaching your little ones the concept of money. - submitted

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Historical society holds annual meeting SHELL LAKE - The Washburn County Historical Society held its annual meeting on Thursday, April 21. Officers re-elected were Tim Brabec, president; Renee Bell, vice president; Patty Tallant, secretary; and Cathy Wahlstrom, treasurer. Longtime member Elmer Anderson Jr. retired from the board with its heartfelt thanks. It was decided the society will have a booth at the Washburn County Fair. The Chocolate Fest will be held Saturday, Sept. 3. The pie and ice-cream social will be held Saturday, July 2, but needs a chairman to head up the project. The door is open for volunteers. Myrna Atkinson displayed a quilt she is working on to raffle off for the benefit of the society.  Another activity is the editing of Volume VI of the Historical Collections by Sharon Tarr. Those interested in having their family stories included should contact Tarr. Copies of the earlier volumes are available for sale. Marguerite Kevan will be the guide again this year for those viewing the museum at Shell Lake, which will be open

Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 3 to Sept. 3. Mary Olsen will be the guide for the Springbrook Museum on Fridays during the same time period. The research room in Shell Lake is open Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and also by appointment. The society has decided to retain a manager under contract for its general operation and help organize its activities and displays. The society now has six main buildings and three smaller ones at its Shell Lake complex and the Church Museum at Springbrook. However, such a manager needs some compensation and anyone who wishes to contribute to this position is encouraged to do so. All donations are tax deductible.   The society is entering its 60th year and all those who are interested in preserving the history of Washburn County and their family histories for future generations to enjoy are more than welcome to join. Call 715-468-2982 or write WCHS P.O. Box 366, Shell Lake, WI  54871. — from WCHS

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Monday: First Friends Playgroup open to all children, 10 a.m.-noon. Focus on infants and caregivers with sensory stimulation and movement experiences. Art project materials provided, closes with circle music time and instrument exploration. Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. Monday & Thursday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Daily fee includes lunch, program of crafts, exercise, games, music, quiet time. Call 715-416-2942. Wednesday: Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, open from noon-3 p.m. Kidstime-Parentime 10 a.m.-noon. Learn, discuss, share ideas and experience to enrich parenting skills. Preselected art or play materials available for children of all ages. Last Wednesday of the month, potluck at 11:15 a.m. First and third Wednesdays: Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, 6 p.m. - Spooner Health System lower-level conference room. Thursday: Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake.

Saturday, April 23 • Big Ripley Trekking Team annual fundraiser, at the Getaway, CTH D, Sarona, 4 to 7 p.m. The team has collected lots of hunting and sports gear, a variety of baskets and items to be used in auctions and raffles at the event. Free food and swag bags for all. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Friday, May 6 • Mother’s Day Bake Sale, lobby of Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

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Over 850 members and guests attend Barron Electric’s 80th-annual meeting BARRON - Barron Electric celebrated 80 years of delivering affordable and reliable electricity at their members’ annual meeting on Saturday, April 9. Congressman Sean Duffy and Sen. Janet Bewley both recognized Barron Electric for their 80 years of service. Duffy expressed his thanks to Barron Electric for taking the lead and keeping him informed on issues facing the electric industry. He said, “This partnership helps me do my job better to assist in keeping your rates low.” Bewley presented Barron Electric with an 80th anniversary certificate from Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker. Barbara Nick, Dairyland Power Cooperative’s president and CEO, told members, “Dairyland Power’s goal is to diversify their energy mix by building more renewables and shifting from coal to natural gas.” Dairyland plans to add 15 solar installations throughout their service territory. General Manager Dallas Sloan discussed Dairyland Power’s maintenance projects, including a 1.3-mile water crossing project over the Mississippi River. He also emphasized Barron Electric’s commitment to worker safety, noting its extensive safety education and training program. He stressed, “Barron Electric’s

Selmer Nelson, board president, presented the free year of energy grand prize to Jean and Leon Comeau, Springbrook, at the 80th-annual Barron Electric annual meeting held Saturday, April 9. — Photo submitted safety record is the second best in the state and has one of the lowest worker compensation rates. These savings contribute to keeping rates low. Barron Electric has

gone five years without a rate increase.” Board President Selmer Nelson reported to the members, “Our balance sheet shows that our members have con-

tributed almost 42 percent of the capital required to finance the assets of the cooperative. Outage reports indicate that our reliability is very high with an average of only 1-1/2 hours of outages per member for the entire year.” Incumbents Michael Baker, Lynn Peterson and Richard Bol were all re-elected to three-year terms, representing Districts 3, 6 and 9, respectively. Members had the opportunity to ask questions. One member asked, “Why does Barron Electric give out large rebates to businesses?” Sloan explained that these rebates were given to members who have made energy-efficiency improvements in their facilities. He added that rebates are also given to members who make energy-efficiency improvements in their homes. These rebates are funded through Dairyland Power. Another member asked about the security of the electric grid. Nick explained that the grid has redundancy and that there are strict protocols for security. Leon Comeau, Springbrook, was the grand-prize winner of the one year of free energy. Kierra Schuebel, Cameron, was the kids’ grand-prize winner of an iPod Touch. — from Barron Electric

UW-Barron County open enrollment session RICE LAKE - Open enrollment for the University of Wisconsin - Barron County’s summer session is under way. Multiple sessions are offered May through August. Courses are condensed and range in length from three to eight weeks so students can quickly earn college credits designed to transfer to any

state four-year university. Current UWBC students, students attending other colleges who are in the area for the summer, high school students wanting to get a jump on their college education and new students can take summer-session courses. Early registration is recommended.

“This is a good way for students to catch up or get ahead on their work towards a degree,” said Jayant Anand, regional associate dean for academic affairs for UW Colleges. During the summer session, UWBC will be offering four courses, including Introduction to Public Speaking, Politics of

Crime and Punishment and Introduction to Meteorology. For a complete list of UW-Barron County’s summer-session offerings, including application and registration information, visit, or call UWBC Student Affairs at 715-234-8176. submitted

Spooner fifth-graders complete STEP program Spooner Middle School fifth-graders recently celebrated completing all requirements to graduate from the Student Tools for Emergency Planning program. The program is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and focuses on educating young people and families on the importance of being prepared in case of a natural-disaster emergency.  As part of Mrs. Lapray and Mrs. Johnson’s science classes, all fifth-grade students participated in the program, preparing skits and posters with preparation steps for specific emergencies.  These students, however, went above and beyond, working with their families to create and practice a communication plan as well as creating an emergency kit to keep on hand.  They were congratulated for their hard work by Washburn County Emergency Management director Carol Buck, pictured in back, and their teachers.  They were given certificates and enjoyed an ice-cream treat. — Photo submitted

Woodland Owners Association to hold field day SOLON SPRINGS - The Northwest Chapter of the Wisconson Woodland Owners Association will hold a field day at the Douglas County Wildlife Area, commonly known as the bird sanctuary on Saturday, May 21. Bob Hanson, a DNR wildlfe biologist, will give a presentation on the area known as the Northwest Sands, which runs from the Moquah Barrrens in northeastern Bayfield County, through the bird sanctuary down to Grantsburg and on into Minnesota. This is critical sharp-tailed grouse habitat that is slowly disappearing. Hanson will  discuss

the importance of fire-dependent ecosystems, the role of jack pine on the barrens landscape and the variety of plants and animals that inhabit the Northwest Sands. Fred Strand, now a retired DNR employee, who was manager of the area for many years, will take participants on a brief motorized tour to highlight some of the features of the area. Strand is also a member of the group known as the Friends of the Bird Sanctuary, and he, or someone from that group will give a talk on their role at the site. After lunch, Mark Hager, a forester for

Douglas County, will conduct a short motorized tour of Douglas County Forest, to showcase the county’s forestry efforts and the contrast  with the barrens habitat. From the north, the bird sanctuary is south of Solon Springs. Follow Hwy. 53 south about three miles. Turn right, or to the west on CTH M. The Bird Sanctuary clubhouse is about a mile west of Hwy. 53 on the northside of  CTH M. From the south, follow Hwy. 53 north about three miles north of Gordon to the junction of Hwy. M.   A WWOA sign will indicate the clubhouse.

The event will start at 9 a.m. with a break for lunch after Strand’s motor tour.  After lunch, the Douglas County forester will give his tour.  The day should end by 2 p.m. RSVP Kent Makela at 715-3642598 or via email ausdauerdogs@cheqnet. net, to plan for lunch by Thursday, May 14. Lunch will be sandwich, soup or hotdish, dessert and beverage.  Your cost will be in the $ 5 to $10 range. There is no other cost for the event, and of course, the public is welcome to attend. - submitted

National Correctional Officers Week to be observed May 1-7 NATIONWIDE - In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5187 creating National Correctional Officers’ Week. The first full week in May has since

been recognized as National Correctional Officers’ Week to honor the work of correctional officers and correctional personnel nationwide.

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Fourth-grade fundraiser teaches learning to give The top two fundraisers in the fourth-grade class were Koy Hopke and Dominic Ricci. They are shown with Sue Weathers, administrator at Glenview. The Shell Lake fourth-grade class raised $3,473 for Glenview at their annual Jump Rope for Heart held Thursday, April 14, in the school gym.

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Every good wrestler knows how to jump rope. Jamison Lucas and Koy Hopke show their skills.

Cassidy Johnson and Lilliana Fitzgerald are having fun doing doubles at the Jump Rope for Heart event on Thursday, April 14, at Shell Lake Elementary School.

Timber Bay Sloppy WorkCrew was sloppy Emily Swan and Donavan Balts learned raising money for Glenview is a lot of work when you are in a jump-rope marathon. They also learned the joy of giving.

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Patricia Carol Hecht, 80, Shell Lake, passed away April 17, 2016, at home. She was born Feb. 1, 1936, to Harold and Marge Albee. She has was married to Donavon Hecht for 61 years. She is survived by her husband, Don Hecht; two daughters, Mary (David) Melton, and Lori (Bob) Parker; one sister, Leona Sexton; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Pat was preceded in death by both parents; and one son, Terry R. Hecht. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, May 1, at the Shell Lake Community Center from 1-3 p.m.

BIRCHWOOD - Timber Bay in the Birchwood area has been up and running since January, and they are currently serving between 15 and 20 middle and high school students each week on Monday nights at the senior center in Birchwood. Area director Charity Knauff and volunteer mentors recently had the opportunity to take five Birchwood youths to Timber Bay’s camp in Onamia, Minn., for a Sloppy WorkCrew session. According to Five Birchwood students were able to participate recently in a Timber Bay Sloppy WorkCrew Knauff, the experience “cersession. — Photo submitted tainly lived up to its name!” “Timber Bay seeks out mer. the unseen kids among us who struggle the most. Our Future WorkCrews will be building 8’x14’ firewood seasoned staff of professional youth workers develop shelters and a sugar shack for making maple syrup, as long-term relationships with the youth we serve through well as a bike shack for mountain bikes.   a dynamic camping and community approach,” from timKnauff went on to share, “WorkCrew kids learned how to work together to accomplish a task to completion. Timber Bay participants build things on WorkCrew The weekend was full of great conversation, hard work, camps as a means of building skills and character into laughter and great memories. We ended each day around the WorkCrew kids themselves. Projects they worked our evening campfires reflecting on all we had done at on included demolition of two showers for remodeling.  camp to serve others.” — from Birchwood Schools Another group of kids stacked timbers for timber-frame shelters.  Participants also stored snow tubes and broomball equipment away until next winter, cut down a tree, restocked firewood at a couple of cabins and moved 20-25 dock sections to a muddy area at camp where they will sit until the time comes to set them up in the lake for sum-

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s the host of “Kids Say the Darnest Things,” Art Linkletter had a way of getting children to talk. Part of the magic was asking the questions and then waiting patiently for the answer. A few months ago, I had the opportunity to help oversee a room full of 5- to 7-year-olds. The table where I was assigned to assist contained paper and rubber stamps for the children to create works of art. The only child I knew at the table was my 6-year-old granddaughter, Adalyn. I was the only person at our table that she knew. As two 5-year-old boys were occupied stamping, I asked the usual questions. What’s your name? How old are you? After one boy said he was going to have a birthday at the end of the month, I said that I was going to have a birthday soon, too. When he asked how old I was going to be, I said, “How old do you think I will be?” His reply was 35. I said, “No. I’m going to be older than that.” The young man next to him excitedly asked, “99?” “No. I am somewhere in between,” I replied. Adalyn quietly said the correct number to which one of the boys said, “She should know ‘cause she’s your daughter.” I corrected him by saying she was my granddaughter. At this point, he jumped off his chair, shook his head and said, “Really?” Oh, he’s a little charmer. My next set of questions included asking what

Conversations with children me that he was from Ethiopia and when he gets older to go to Ethiopia to find his family. He went Beyond the heon plans to tell me that he has a new little sister and that his want him to hold her. He said, “I don’t want office door parents to.” I asked him why he didn’t want to hold his little sister. His reply was, “’Cause babies pee and poop!” I Suzanne Johnson town they lived in. Since they lived in Minnesota, I explained that I was from the state of Wisconsin. Mr. Charmer said, “I bet you flew here on an airplane.” No. It only took me less than two hours to drive in my car. Knowing that different states have different options of how many days a week students attend kindergarten, I asked if they went to school every day. The reaction out of Mr. Charmer, with a rising voice was, “What? Do you think we are in high school?” He looked over at his little buddy and said, “She thinks we’re in high school!” I couldn’t help but comment to one of the young boys that he had beautiful eyes and eyelashes. To this comment, he slapped his hands to the sides of his face and said, “I hear that all the time!” He shared with

tried to reassure him that it would probably be OK to hold her. During that same weekend, I was sharing with my grandchildren how when I woke up that morning, their cat, Captain, jumped up onto my bed. I said, “He smelt just like your daddy.” Then I asked, “Does Captain put on cologne just like your daddy does?” Grandson Cole, who had recently viewed the movie “Home Alone,” pretended he was Captain as he acted out the scene like 7-year-old Kevin did when puts on aftershave for the first time and lets out a scream. I’m thinking Cole’s dad, Carl, must have petted Captain after putting on cologne. Cole asked me if I smelt like Daddy, too. Coming closer and taking a big whiff, Cole said with a smile, “Nope.” “You smell just like Grammy!” And then I wondered, “What does Grammy smell like?”

What ever happened to stand-up comedy? ust a few years ago, the television audience could comedy. He was drafted into the Army in 1952. They J tune in to any number of humorous variety shows Old wife’s made the album and then he started playing a club to or sit-coms. They were really funny. Kids could watch record his monologues. He went on to do more clubs them. The stand-up comics on the late shows may and found his real calling as a stand-up comic. tales have been considered too adult for small children to There were some stand-up comics who insulted

understand. Now the funny thing about TV is that it is mostly boring and not funny. For me, I used to think people did funny things, but now I think nothing is funny anymore. Maybe we have lost our sense of humor due to the overwhelming force of political correctness. My favorites among the old sit-coms were really funny. The best were “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” with Dick and Mary Tyler Moore. I looked forward to their show every week. Another was “The Bob Newhart Show,” actually three Bob Newhart shows. Their brand of humor was the very best. We don’t have Carl Reiner writing shows or Bob Newhart with his lowkey stammering and humor that inspires our imaginations. One time on a bus tour we stopped in Chicago and visited Navy Pier. Years ago there was an airport out there, and not much else, but it has become the place to go. It is like a marketplace where you can enjoy shopping and there is good food and lots of things to see and do. As our little group of tourists wandered through, I was amazed to see a three-fourths-size statue of Bob Newhart, in a set from his show as a psychologist, with a couple of seats. One could sit there and have someone take a picture of you. He was from Chicago, so they were honoring their favorite son. Other comedians came from Chicago. They don’t have a statue at Navy Pier. They must think Bob is special. Bob Newhart’s humor was original, of the kind that makes the audience think what they say is funny and very human. Unlike some of the other comics, he made you feel that you share a common quality and you can laugh at yourself. When Bob first came on the scene in the 1970s, he was doing routines where he would be on the tele-

Mary B. Olsen phone. I remember his “King Kong” sketch. Bob was a night watchman, the first day on the job, in the Empire State Building, and he was calling his boss for help because a giant ape foot was coming through a window. This was funny. You saw nothing but his frantic nervousness, and he would describe what was happening, and add details, like the giant ape was holding a woman. Other routines were hilarious too. It went from bad to worse, and the humor from funny to sidesplitting. Bob Newhart made two albums of comic monologues, called “The Button-Down Mind” and “The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back” and they were amazing hits. Some comics were doing albums of their routines, but Bob’s were so successful that they launched Bob into television and movies. Bob Newhart was born in Oak Park on Sept. 5, 1929. He and his family were not wealthy Oak Park people, but lived on Chicago’s West Side. He was the son of George David Newhart and Julia Pauline Newhart. He married and they have four children. Bob was educated at St. Ignatius Catholic School in Chicago, and went on to Loyola. He was taking accounting courses and studying law. He also was interested in theater, and while in college, he would be at school in the morning, working as a law clerk in the afternoon, and at night taking in the nightclub comic scene. He dropped out and joined the comics with a friend. He wrote some routines and this led to his later success in

people, used ethnic humor, and there were women who made the scene and made us laugh. You could characterize the 1950s until the end of the 1960s as our golden age of TV and movie humor. The sit-coms gave us gentle family humor, and Bob Newhart was one of the best. In one series Bob played Dr. Robert Hartley, a psychologist, with his strange panel of clients. He had a wife, Emily, played by Suzanne Pleshette. They stretched the envelope, as they say. Bob and Emily were seen together in bed. This had not been done in movies, but they were sharing a bed. It ran until 1978. Bob had another series with a different wife. Mary Frann was his wife. They were a couple living in an old inn in Vermont and Bob was innkeeper Dick Loudon, and Mary was Joanna. There were characters who made the show funny. Bob used to spend time on vacations with his family in Wisconsin when he was a child, so I believe he came up with some of the characters from people he knew from our fair state. Where else could someone find people like his handymen, like Larry, Darrell, and the other brother Darrell? These are our kind of people. If you remember, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” ended with Rob Petry entering his living room, and going around the stool he always tripped over in the beginning of his show. That was funny. You expected him to trip and when he didn’t take the fall it was funny. Bob Newhart ended his last show in an unusual way. Bob wakes Emily, his wife from the earlier show, and they are in bed. He says he has had this crazy dream. He was an innkeeper in Vermont and there were these strange people around. It was a typical Bob Newhart laid-back joke. There aren’t many funny things on TV anymore.

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An Enchanted Forest theme of Shell Lake’s prom

The theme for the Shell Lake Prom was An Enchanted Forest. The junior class prom court is shown (L to R): 2015 Prom Queen Keagan Blazer, Emily Parish, Hope Balts, Tiffany Herzog, Jadee Goetz, Cassidy Schroeder, 2016 Prom Queen Savannah Soltis, 2016 Prom King Marty Anderson, Isaac Haines, Ben Frey, Jack Skluzacek, James Crawford, Daniel Parish and 2015 Prom King Dominic Hopke.

Marty Anderson and Savannah Soltis take the first dance as king and queen of the 2016 Shell Lake prom. His grandfather, Neil Anderson, was the prom king 59 years ago this is just one reminder of the circle of life.

The rain did not dampen Alyssa Hodgett as she arrived to the prom. Her only comment was to hurry up and take the photo because it was cold.

Cassidy Schroeder was happy for her friend and teammate when Keagan Blazer crowned Savannah Soltis prom queen.


Spooner celebrated prom with Midnight in Morocco theme

Katie Bush helps to crown Emme Bassett the 2016 Spooner prom queen. Trey Nelson escorted Audi Blonk for the prom and grand march.

Photos by Larry Samson

Susan Anderson and Hannah Gregor are all dressed up for a prom with the theme Midnight in Morocco.

Sisters Sydney and Katie will have memories to share of the 2016 Spooner prom. Sydney, because she was on the court, and Katie because she was the crown bearer.

Sam Meaux escorts Emily Peoples in the grand march held at the Spooner High School auditorium before the junior class prom on Saturday, April 23. Meaux is a private first class in the Wisconsin National Guard.

Max Adam and Emme Bassett are the 2016 Spooner prom king and queen. Adam is an exchange student from Germany.



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Comeback win for Lakers

Second baseman Carter Lawrence is waiting for the thrown ball to put the tag on the Turtle Lake runner. Shell Lake lost 10-1 in a game played Monday, April 18.

James Crawford slides just under the tag from the Bruce catcher. Crawford scored from second base to win the game 8-7. Shell Lake was down 5-7 when they rallied in the Saturday, April 23, game.

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James Crawford slides under the throw from the Turtle Lake center fielder.

Shell Lake center fielder Travis Klassa makes the catch near the fence. The senior has become Mr. Dependable on fly balls.

Shell Lake Lakers win 5-0 Savannah Soltis is standing on second and is all smiles after her hard-hit double. Shell Lake beat Bruce 5-0 in a nonconference game on Friday, April 22, in Shell Lake. The win was badly needed after losing a 4-2 conference game to Turtle Lake/Clayton on Monday, April 18, in Shell Lake.


Bailey Hanson is off to first base after hitting the ball.

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LEFT: Grace Anderson catches the ball for the out to retire the inning. She uses two hands to trap the ball on the important out. RIGHT: Savannah Soltis slides safely into third base on a throw to home and back to third. Under coach Mark Lehnherr, Shell Lake is very aggressive on the bases getting players into scoring position.



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Lady Lakers place first at Ladysmith High School Invitational

Julie Schunck | Special to the Register LADYSMITH - The fourth track meet ended in victory for the girls Shell Lake track team placing first at Ladysmith on Tuesday, April 19. The boys team did well also, placing seventh. The conditions, again, were not ideal for competing in track and field events, but the perseverance of the athletes was commendable. Placing for Shell Lake: The girls Laker relays dominated, with three of the four taking first place and the other placing third. The 4x100 relay of Amber Anderson, Sheri Clark, Lindsey Martin and Nicole Mikula placed first with a time of 53.58 seconds. The 4x800meter team placed first with a time of 11:34.34 and teammates Ali Deladi, Lauren Osborn, Julia Pokorny and Clark. The 4x200 team of Anderson, Martin, Sarah Greife and Taylor Eiche, with a time of 2:09.21, also placed first. The 4x400 relay of Alyssa Hodgett, Greife, Kaitlyn

Harraghy and Katie Cox placed third with 5:14.78. The boys relay teams also persevered by placing in all of their relays. The 4x100 relay of Luke Pokorny, Nick Udovich, Daniel Nielsen and Linden Nelson took fifth with a time of 52.40, and the 4x200 team of Dominic Hopke, Udovich, Nelson and Pokorny placed third with 1:48.30. Shell Lake had many speedy sprinters placing as well. In the 100-meter dash Anderson took first place with 13.55. Sydney Schunck placed second with 13.97, and Emma Thomas placed fifth with 14.55. The 200-meter dash placers were Martin, second with a time of 29.29; Cassie Skattebo, third with a time of 29.36; and Schunck, sixth with a time of 30.60. Three Lakers placed in the 400-meter dash: Ashlea Meister took sixth with 1:12.68; Schunck seventh with 1:13.11; and Savannah Steines eighth with 1:13.14. Eiche placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles

with 23.65, and Julia Pokorny took first in the 300 hurdles with 52.34. Placing in distance runs included Cox taking eighth in the 800-meter run at 3:16.33, Harraghy taking seventh in the 1,600-meter run at 7:14.52, and Marty Anderson taking sixth in the 3,200-meter run at 14:09.88. Field event athletes include Martin placing first in the long jump with 15’6.5” and Julia Pokorny placing fourth at 13’4.5”. Cassie Skatebo and Julia Pokorny placed third in high jump with 4’2”. Deladi placed second in pole vault at 6’ and Udovich took third with 9’6”. Mikula placed first in the triple jump with 31’6”. Meister took sixth with 27’7”, and Nelson placed sixth with 36’4”. Meister placed first in shot put at 29’2”, Clark took fourth with 27’4.5”, Schunck fifth with 26’11”, Madison LaFave sixth with 26’3”, Natalie Smith seventh with 26’1”, and Luke Pokorny placed seventh with 33’6”. Meister

placed second in the discus throw with 86’8”, Kaelin Laub took third with 85’8”, LaFave fourth with 80’7”, and Smith sixth with 71’11”. Also competing for the Lakers were: Discus throw: Hopke, 92’8.25”, Nelson, 55’8”, Erick Haynes, 55’3”, and Arianna Udovich, 56’4”. Shot put: Hopke, 30’10”; Laub, 22’8”; and Ariana Udovich, 19’7”. Pole vault: Nielsen, 6”, and Haynes, 6’. Triple jump: Greife, 26’11” and Hodgett, 23’11”. 1,600-meter run: Marty Anderson, 5:52.52, and Nathaniel Swan, 5:54.50. 800-meter run: Harraghy, 3:19.72 400-meter dash: Deladi, 1:15.34 200-meter dash: Hodgett, 31.57; Steines, 32.74; Eiche, 32.88; Clark, 34.31; and Alecia Knoop, 35.00. 100-meter dash: Greife, 14.92; Knoop, 16.25; and Clark, 16.46.

Laker track team competes in Frederic Katrina Granzin | Special to the Register FREDERIC – The Shell Lake High School track team competed in the Frederic Invitational on Thursday, April 21. The girls team placed fifth and the boys team placed 10th. “With only a couple of bursts of rain, we had a great night,” said Katrina Granzin, head coach. Placing for Shell Lake: The girls Laker relays finished strong with three of three placing: the 4x100-meter relay team of Amber Anderson, Sydney Schunck, Lindsey Martin and Emma Thomas placed first with a Laker season-best time of 52.68; the 4x800-meter team of Savannah Steines, Cassie Skattebo, Julia Pokorny and Sheri Clark placed third with a season best of 11:16.45; and the 4x400-meter relay team of Anderson, Martin, Pokorny and Skattebo placed third with 4:42.2. The boys relay team also persevered by placing seventh in the 4x100-meter relay. Team members are Luke Pokorny, Nick Udovich, Tyler Rognholt and Luke Fogelberg. They had a time of 52.66. In the 100-meter dash Amber Anderson took fifth with 14.35, and Schunck placed eighth with 14.39. Ali DeLadi placed in her distance runs, taking fifth in the 1,600-meter run with 6:25.68, and sixth in the 3,200-meter run with 15:00.00. Daniel Parish placed eighth in the 800meter run with a time of 2:28.21. Field event athletes include Martin placing first in the long jump at 15’10”; Skattebo placed eighth in high jump at 4’4”; Udovich placed fifth in the pole vault at 9’; Linden Nelson placed sixth in the triple jump with 36’8.5”; Ashlea Meister placed second in discus throw with a personal best of 100’4” and Kaelin Laub placed fifth with 85’7”; Meister also placed second in the shot put with 29’7.75”. The following is a list of other Shell Lake track and field competitors and their events with times and distances: Discus throw: Natalie Smith, 71’10”; Dominic Hopke, 84’11”; Isaac Haines, 55’8”. Shot put: Sydney Schunck, 27’3”; Sheri Clark, 25’9”; Luke Pokorny, 33’10.75”; Hopke, 29’7.25”. Triple jump: Alyssa Hodgett, 26’9.75”. Long jump: Schunck, 12’1.25”; Tyler Rognholt, 15’8”. Pole vault: Ali DeLadi, 6’6”; Daniel Parish, 7”.

Luke Pokorny threw for a distance of 33’10.75”

Photos by Marty Seeger High jump: Ellie Nelson, 4’2”; Linden Nelson, 5’2”. 1,600-meter run: Katie Cox, 7:04.30; Marty Anderson, 5:49.35; Nathaniel Swan, 6:06.65. 800-meter run: Ashlea Meister, 2:55.38; Alecia Knoop, 3:19.85; Marty Anderson, 2:39.54; Dakota Lasarge, 2:51.82. 400-meter dash: Hodgett, 1:11.97; Parish, 1:03.36. 200-meter dash: Knoop, 34.62; Daniel Nielsen, 31.34; Erick Haynes, 33.41. 100-meter dash: Haynes, 16.19. 100-meter hurdles: Savannah Steines, 21.77. 300-meter hurdles: Steines, 57.74. Dominic Hopke is shown throwing discus at the Frederic Invitational held Thursday, April 21.

Julia Pokorny, Shell Lake sophomore, is part of the 4x800 and 4x400 relay teams that both placed third in the Frederic Invitational.

Sydney Schunck participated in several events during the invitational in Frederic on Thursday, April 21.



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Spooner sweeps Ladysmith

Relief pitcher Sam Dettle comes off the mound with a 7-2 win over Ladysmith on Saturday, April 23. Dettle came into the game in the fifth inning to capture the win.

Freshman John Nauertz lines up a hit to help Spooner sweep their Heart O’North rivals at Merchant Park in Spooner. The fanfriendly Merchant Park is now the home of the Rails for the remainder of the season.

The batter glances over as first baseman Tanner Schafer catches the pop-up inside the first-base line.

Trevor Brimblecom pitched a full seven innings and earned a 10-9 win over Ladysmith in the first game of the doubleheader. Spooner is 3-1 in the Heart O’North Conference and is in second place behind Bloomer.

Middle school Lakers compete in St. Croix Falls Josh Schmidt | Special to the Register ST. CROIX FALLS - Despite the rain threatening to make it a cold, wet track meet, the middle school team arrived with excitement to compete at their second middle school track meet on Tuesday, April 19. The team started off with strong performances at the St. Croix Falls Middle School Invitational and they continued the entire meet. A couple of excellent female athletic competitors earned first in their events: Emmery Nielsen in the 200-meter dash - 29.82 seconds and the 400-meter dash - 1:07.67; and Makenna Anderson in a thrilling 100-meter hurdle sprint - 17.20. More great performances by the girls include: the girls 4x200 relay placed second with a time of 2:07.41; Anderson, third place, 100-meter dash, 14.48; the girls 4x100 relay took fourth with a time of 1:04.07; Kora Folstad, seventh place, 100-meter dash, 15.38; Julianna Nelson, 200-meter dash, 33.40; 10th place: Camryn

Nasman, 100-meter dash, 15.78; Mikayla Cox ran a time of 38.70 in the 200-meter dash and ran the 400-meter dash, 1:20.79; Adessa Jenkins, 100-meter hurdles, 22.08. The middle school girls also performed in field events, long jump: Folstad - 11’ 4.25” and Cox - 9’.25”. In shot put: Emily Milton, 21’ 8.75” and Nasman, 16’ 2.75”. The boys middle school track team competed in the following events: 100-meter dash: Tyler Schunck, 17.34. 200-meter dash: Matthew Allar placed seventh, 29.69; Jordan Hutchinson placed 10th, 30.93; and Levi Meister also ran, his time was 34.71. In the grueling 800-meter run Schunck earned a time of 3:03.67. Allar placed fifth in the 110-meter hurdles, 16.86. The boys 4x100-meter relay placed fourth, 55.94. Performances in the field events included pole vault: Schunck placed ninth, vaulting 5’; shot put: Christopher Lord placed fifth with a throw of 35’ 7”; and Meister placed ninth, 34’ 4.25”.

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SPRING sports

schedule Track

Thursday, April 28: At St. Croix Falls, 4:15 p.m. Monday, May 2: At Unity, 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 10: At Rice Lake, 4 p.m. Thursday, May 12: At Grantsburg, 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 17: At Cameron, 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 23: Regional at Unity, 4 p.m. Thursday, May 26: Sectional at Boyceville, 3 p.m. Friday, Jun 3: State at UW-La Crosse, 9 a.m.

Baseball Thursday, April 28: Versus Webster, 5 p.m. Friday, April 29: At Glenwood City, 5 p.m. Monday, May 2: At Luck, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 5: At Siren, 5 p.m. Monday, May 9: Versus Grantsburg, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 10: At Webster, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 12: At Clayton, 5 p.m.

Monday, May 16: Versus St. Croix Falls, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 17: Versus Frederic/Luck, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19: Versus Unity, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 24: Versus Solon Springs, 5 p.m.

Softball Tuesday, April 26: Versus Solon Springs, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 28: Versus Siren/Webster, 5 p.m. Monday, May 2: At Frederic, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 5: At Cameron, 5 p.m. Monday, May 9: Versus Grantsburg, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 10: At Siren, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 12: At Turtle Lake, 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14: Shell Lake Tournament, 10 a.m. Monday, May 16: Versus St. Croix Falls, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 17: Versus Frederic/Luck, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19: Versus Unity, 5 p.m. Friday, May 20: Versus Hayward, 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 24: Regionals at Shell Lake, 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 25: Regionals at Shell Lake, 5 p.m. Friday May 27: Regionals at Shell Lake, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 31: Sectionals at Shell Lake, 5 p.m.

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Spooner loses to Amery 6-3

Rails defender Laura Medley clears the ball near the net.

Photos by Larry Samson

Rails defender Natalie Jury blocks a kick with her leg. Jury is one of six Shell Lake athletes on the Spooner/Shell Lake soccer team. The players are learning soccer skills and how to work as a team.

Sports from around the area Larry Samson | Staff writer SHELL LAKE - The weather is still exerting its influence over the spring sports with cold and wet expected through the upcoming week. However, there were some games played in the past week. Shell Lake baseball is in a three-way tie for second place in the Lakeland West Conference with a record of 2-1. The Lakers lost big to Turtle Lake/Clayton, 10-1, on Monday, April 18. On Friday, April 22, Shell Lake came from behind to beat Bruce in a nonconference game 8-7. Shell Lake softball traveled to Turtle Lake on Monday, April 18, to play the Turtle Lake/Clayton co-op team. It was a close game but Shell Lake came out on the losing side, 4-2. Shell Lake is at the bottom of the conference, having only played two conference games, with losses to Grantsburg and Turtle Lake.

Spooner baseball is off to a good start with a 3-1 record in the Heart O’North Conference. The Rails had an important game on Thursday, April 21, when they lost 4-2 to the Hayward Hurricanes. That loss put them into a tie for second place with Hayward. On Saturday, April 23, Spooner hosted Ladysmith in a doubleheader. Spooner came out on top in both games, 10-9 and 7-2. The Spooner softball team traveled to Hayward on Thursday, April 21, and won 21-8. That is the only conference game they have played this season. They are undefeated so far with a 3-0 record. They will host Bloomer on Thursday, April 28. This will be a good opportunity for the team to show how good they are as they go up against the 6-1 Blackhawks.

Spring volleyball under way

Goalkeeper Mariah Skogstad dives for the ball on a free kick. A free kick means it is just the kicker and the goalkeeper. Spooner lost 6-3 to Amery in a home game held Thursday, April 14.

Shell Lake hosts JV track meet Katrina Granzin | Special to the Register SHELL LAKE - Shell Lake hosted a junior varsity track invitational on Friday, April 22. “Our Laker athletes excelled in many areas as they competed in a variety of events.  We had many volunteers to help the team host a smooth and successful meet, and we’d like to thank them for their time,” stated Katrina Granzin, head coach. Placing for Shell Lake: Four sprinters placed in the 200-meter dash: third Alyssa Hodgett, 31.39 seconds; fourth, Taylor Eiche, 31.72; fifth, Tyler Rognholt, 27.74; and eighth, Ashley Clark, 34.58. Luke Pokorny placed fourth in the 100-meter dash, 12.89. Katie Cox placed sixth in the 800-meter run, 3:11.04; and Savannah Steines placed third in the 100-meter hurdles, 21.49. The Laker relays finished strong with four of four teams placing. The girls 4x100meter relay team of Kaelin Laub, Madison LaFave, Steines and Ariana Udovich placed third with a time of 1:02.27. The boys team placed second with a time of 52.07 and is comprised of runners Dominic Hopke, Linden Nelson, Nick Udovich and Rognholt. The girls 4x200-meter relay team of Alecia Knoop, Ashley Clark, Kaitlyn Harraghy and Steines placed third with 2:12.09, and the 4x400-meter team of Sarah Greife, Harraghy, Cox and Alyssa

Hodgett placed fourth with 5:31.64. Several athletes also place in their field events. Placing in the long jump include Cox, sixth, 10’6.50”; Nelson, second, 17’3.5”; and Rognholt, eighth, 14’9.5”. Three athletes placed in the pole vault: Nick Udovich took second, 9’, Erick Haynes and Daniel Nielsen placed fifth and sixth, both jumping 6’6”. Taking second in triple jump was Hodgett, 24’2.25”, and taking first place was Nelson, 37’5”.  LaFave placed second in shot put with 28’1”, and Isaac Haines placed fifth with 34’3”. Four athletes placed in the discus throw: Laub, third, 93’8”; LaFave, sixth, 72’6”; Hopke, seventh, 83’7”; and Luke Pokorny, eighth, 75’3”. Nelson took first place in high jump with 5’2”. The following is a list of other Shell Lake track and field competitors and their events with times and distances: 100-meter dash: Knoop, 15.93; Rognholt, 13.47; and Haynes, 15.54. 200-meter dash: Knoop, 35.26; Nick Udovich, 28.56; and Erick Haynes, 32.34. 400-meter dash: Nielsen, 1:08.47. 800-meter run: Dakota LaSarge, 2:56.78; and Paula Siebers, 3:22.14. 1,600-meter run: LaSarge, 6:25.87. Discus throw: Ariana Udovich, 56’10”; Knoop, 48’1”; and Haynes, 49’4”. Shot put: Hopke, 29’7”; and Ariana Udovich, 21’10”.

Spooner Golf Club records hole-in-one SPOONER - On Wednesday, April 20, Spooner Golf Club recorded a hole-inone. Bill Gipp aced the 15th hole, which

measures at 138 yards, with an 8-iron. — from SCC

News tip? Addison Schroeder, Hailey Balts, Olivia Jury and Grace Thomas are probably not thinking about boys and prom as they showed up to their older sisters’ prom while still in their spring volleyball uniforms. The girls will be spending the next few Saturdays playing volleyball. — Photo by Larry Samson

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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 Pastoral Administrator Father Bala Saturday Mass: 4:30 p.m. Books and Coffee: Tues. 9 a.m.

St. Catherine’s Catholic

CTH D, Sarona Pastoral Administrator Father Bala 715-468-7850 Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.

St. Francis de Sales

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

Episcopal St. Alban’s

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

Full Gospel Shell Lake Full Gospel

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


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.

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

Trinity Lutheran

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

Hwy. 70 W, Spooner 715-635-2768 Senior Pastor Ron Gormong; Pastor Brian Scramlin, Assistant Pastor; Pastor Patrick Cooper, Student Ministries; Pastor LeRoy Drake, Pastoral Care; Pastor Kara Vincent, Worship Arts; 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship and 9 a.m. Sunday School and ABF; 10 a.m. Third Place Cafe; 10:30 a.m. Worship; Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Family night, kids, youth and adult programming, nursery provided.

Cornerstone Christian

Pastor Tom Kelby 106 Balsam St., Spooner 715-635-9222 cornerstonechurch Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday: Bible study and prayer, 6:30 p.m.

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

Faith Lutheran

Sarona Methodist Pastor Steve Miller Sunday Worship 9 a.m.

United Methodist

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

Lakeview United Methodist

(Missouri Synod) South of Spooner off Hwy. 63 W7148 Luther Rd. Pastor Brent Berkesch 715-635-8167 Sunday worship 8 a.m. Sunday School/Bible class 9:15 a.m. Praise Worship 10:30 a.m.

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


Church of the Nazarene

W3114 Church Rd., Sarona Pastor Mary Strom 9 a.m. worship service, 9 a.m. Sunday school. Holy Communion: First and third Sundays and Festival Sundays.

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United Methodist

(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.

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

Spooner Wesleyan


Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

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We know the Lord provides. We are grateful. We know all things come from the Lord. We are God’s stewards. Who are we to withhold God’s blessings? Bring your open heart to church this week.

First United Pentecostal

337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner Pastor Dustin Owens 715-635-8386 Sunday school: 10 a.m.; Sunday worship: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study: 7 p.m.

Trego Community Church

Pastor Bill Lee W5635 Park St. Trego, WI 54888, 715-635-8402 Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. prayer meeting; Youth group, 6:30 p.m.; Kids program, AWANA, ages 4 - grade 6, 6:30 p.m.

Hwy. 253 S, Spooner Pastor David Frazer Associate Pastor David Cash 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.

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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

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ne day, John promised us, “God will wipe away all tears.” Sickness and sadness, sorrow and suffering - whatever causes people pain or problems - will be gone, banished forever. We all look forward to that special day. So it is strange that David said that “God will record my sorrows, and list my tears on his scroll and in his record.” Whatever could be God’s reason for doing this to David? And might he do the same for us? Does it make sense that God would make a permanent record of grief - David’s grief and our grief as well?  God knew of David’s suffering and he knows when we suffer. Our God is a God who cares for us and has compassion for us when we are gripped with grief. Why keep such a record? Because God will respond to our suffering! Too often when we are overcome with illness or are struggling with sickness, we turn to the products we have stored in our medicine cabinet or to the countless remedies on the shelves of our pharmacies. And if and when they do not work, we turn to a physician and seek his counsel and cure. It is the normal thing to do. Unfortunately, all too often we only pray when all else fails. It is as if God was not aware of our sickness or had no time to be concerned with our health. Not so, says David. God has a permanent record of each and every tear that falls from our eyes because they matter to him. This is his way of saying, I do care.

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Shell Lake FFA holds banquet

Cassie Lawrence, Madeline Hopke, Clare Walker and Katie Crosby earned the Chapter FFA Degree for their projects. Austin Schultz earned a degree but was not at the banquet to be recognized.

Earning their Chapter Proficiency Awards were Marty Anderson, Cassie Skattebo, Gene Quam, Alicia Knoop and Rachel Kidder.

Earning their Discovery Degrees were Shell Lake Middle School students Megan Anderson, Joe Uchytil, Seth Symond and Christopher Lord.

Madeline Hopke earned the top award, the state Silver Award, for her FFA sheep project.

Shell Lake Middle School FFA members earning their first-year award are shown (L to R): Lilly Edlin, Lilly Wade, Tyler Schunck, Sydney Atkinson, Caitlyn Schultz, Makenzie Miller, Brittany Clark and Stephanie Carrillo.

The 2016-17 Shell Lake FFA officers are shown (L to R): Jerney Meister, president; Marty Anderson, vice president; Clare Walker, secretary; Cassie Lawrence, treasurer; Jordyn Monson, student adviser; Katie Crosby, reporter; Kaelin Laub, historian; Ariana Udovich, sentinel; and Madeline Hopke.

Photos by Larry Samson The Star Awards were earned by Megan Anderson, Star Discovery; Gene Quam, Star Greenhand; Chapter Degree; Madeline Hopke, Star Farmer; and Courtney Melton, Blue and Gold Award. The awards were handed out during the FFA banquet held Wednesday, April 20.



Judy Pieper

Well, I’m back in soggy Wisconsin again and very happy to be home. The funeral that Lynn Thon and I attended in Texas was the most impressive military funeral I have ever been to. The casket was in a horse-drawn caisson. Glenn’s daughter, son-in-law and grandson had all been in the Navy, and they wore their uniforms and marched behind the caisson. An Army chaplain marched in front and one soldier, riding a beautiful horse, was right behind the chaplain. It was a very short ceremony, about a half-hour. Estella tried to get a 48-, a 49- and a 50-star flag because Glenn had served under all three. She located a 48-star flag, and, of course, the Army supplied the 50-star, but she couldn’t find the 49-star flag. She was a little disappointed, but I’m sure Glenn would have been very proud of all she did in remembrance of him. Glenn’s widow, Jean, was so happy to see us and I’m very glad that we were able to be down there with her. The trip home was better than the trip down until we hit Oklahoma City. Then it started pouring down rain so hard that we couldn’t see the lines on the pavement. We pulled into the first hotel we could find and rested until morning. Well, from Oklahoma City until the Minnesota


Karen Mangelsen

Karen Mangelsen visited Lois Snyder early Monday afternoon, April 18.  Later Hank and Karen Mangelsen called on Donna and Gerry Hines. Lida Nordquist was an overnight guest of Nina and Lawrence Hines on Monday, April 18.  Other visitors of Lawrence and Nina during the week were Gerry and Donna Hines and Karen and Hank Mangelsen. Hank and Karen Mangelsen had lunch with Wayne and Marie Romsos in Siren on Wednesday, April 20, to celebrate Marie’s birthday. Karen Mangelsen visited Marlene and Bruce Swearingen Thursday morning, April 21. Donna and Gerry Hines went to the Twin Cities on Friday, April 22, to visit Ted and Joanne Hines.  Then they stayed with Brian and Jane Hines over the weekend.  On the way home Sunday, they stopped by to see Brenda and Tim Sweet. Hank and Karen Mangelsen went to the Siren School on Saturday morning.  First they watched granddaughter

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border the rain came down in little sprinkles, and then we ran in a downpour again until we got past the Twin Cities. What a trip! I’m afraid we brought this weather back with us. Sorry. Cathy Straw called to let us know that the Cumberland Senior Center will be having a flea market and garage sale this Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be coffee and treats available and plenty of people around to chat with. Stop by and find the treasure you didn’t even know you needed. And, while you’re there, check out the various activities available. It’s a great place, and this fundraiser will help the members keep it that way. Miriah Lehmann hosted a barrel racing clinic at the arena just outside Shell Lake on April 17. Miriah said that the clinic was a lot of fun and a huge success. Twelve young women attended and clinician Kassie Green was on hand to give them pointers on the fine art of barrel racing. Miriah said the ladies came from all over the area including Green Bay, Medford, Stillwater, Spooner and Rice Lake. Because the number of people allowed to attend was limited to 12, each woman had plenty of one-onone time with Kassie. Miriah said that they had plenty of

Mandy Close perform in a play, “The Old Farmer and the Turnip”’ for the Burnett County 4-H Cultural Arts Contest. Later they attended several volleyball games to see granddaughter Grace Mangelsen play with her fourthgrade classmates. A number of people attended the surprise birthday party for Darwyn Brown on Saturday afternoon and evening.  It was held at Coyland Creek. Larry, Celie, and Baxter Mangelsen visited Karen and Hank Mangelsen on Saturday. Billie LaBumbard was the guest speaker at Lakeview UM Church Sunday morning.  Her message highlighted some of the accomplishments of the United Methodist Church in various relief programs around the world. The annual meeting for the Hertel Lakeview Cemetery Association will be Friday, May 6, 6:30 p.m., at the Lakeview United Methodist Church.

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Helen V. Pederson

Monday morning we awoke to a wet day. It also rained all day on Sunday so there is water everywhere. I guess we can’t complain. The grass is greener and flowers are blooming everywhere; even the dandelions. Remember when the kids would pick a bouquet of them for the mothers? We had a busy week here at Glenview. Last Wednesday a group of singers here went up to Terraceview Living Center to sing for the residents there. You see so many people you know and I think they enjoyed it as much as we did. On Friday at noon, several went out to Peggy’s Place for lunch and enjoyed the trip and the food. In the evening we had happy hour for residents and several guests. Last Wednesday, Mary Marschall took her mom, Marian Furchtenicht, to Rochester, Minn., for an appoint-

ment. On Thursday night, Mary was one of many that went to the Tower House in Cumberland for a birthday party for Donna Ness. Happy birthday Donna! Arlys Santiago went to visit her sister, Avis Paulson, in Verndale, Minn., and together they went to the prom of Avis’ great-granddaughter. On Sunday, Helen V. Pederson, along with Jeff and his daughter-in-law, Nicole, went to Stillwater, Minn., to take in the baby shower for Mary White’s daughter, Gina, who is expecting this fall. Needless to say, she was showered with gifts. It was at a golf club and we had plenty to eat and enjoyed the afternoon. I had four greatgrandchildren of all ages there. Mark Twain said, “Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18.”

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time for socializing and everyone had a lot of fun chatting and learning. Hippy, aka David Ullom, and Duane traveled to Blaine, Minn., on Saturday to attend a truckers reunion. Can you just imagine the tall tales being swapped there? When you’re with a bunch of truckers, the first liar doesn’t stand a chance. Anyway, they had a great time visiting with trucker buddies from years ago. Duane drove for Kenny Russell back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and some of the guys were from that time. He met one guy who was 93 years old. He told Duane that he had planned to drive until he was 95, but had to quit at 89 because one of his eyes went bad. Now that’s a dedicated driver. Anyway, they had a great time and Duane is looking forward to going again next year. Duane and I had a great breakfast and visit at the Red Brick on Sunday morning. The cafe was almost full when we walked in, and we took the last available table. Well, just after we sat down, another couple walked in, looked around, saw that there were no more tables, and started to walk out again. We asked them if they would like to share our table, and they did. It was great. June and Roger (I didn’t get their last name) were from over by Clear Lake and were heading up to their cabin in Trego. While we waited for our food, we talked about lots of things — farming, trucking, gardening and the way things have changed over the years. It was a great way to start the day. I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Stay dry. See you next time.

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Washburn County is accepting applications for the Veterans Office Assistant position with the Veterans Services Office. This position provides assistance to veterans and their families, performs financial accounting and recordkeeping, prepares financial documents and reports, office administration, purchasing, receipts and disbursements and related tasks. Qualified candidates must have basic knowledge of County, State and Federal Veterans Benefit Programs; must possess high school diploma or equivalent, at least one year post-high-school education with a concentration in administrative/customer service skills and three to five years’ work experiences handling difficult secretarial and administrative duties; must be a discharged veteran in accordance with WI Statutes 45.80, and within one year of employment, must successfully achieve accreditation by the United States Federal Department of Veterans Affairs through at least one of many qualifying Veterans organizations. Wage starting at $17.22/hour with additional consideration given to highly qualified candidates, and excellent benefit package. Download an employment application from the County website at or contact the Washburn County Personnel Department at P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871 Ph.: 715-468-4624, fax: 715-468-4628 or by email at: Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Please submit applications and a copy of your DD214 to the Personnel Office by 4:30 p.m., Friday May 6, 2016. EOE. 645157 36-37r


Dewey Country

Pauline Lawrence

It’s certainly been cloudy and rainy. We got 1.6 inches of rain from Saturday night to Sunday morning. But it didn’t seem to slow anything down. Monday, April 18, I saw Dale Livingston digging his field up. Richy planted corn April 22 and 23. I know it’s early and I just hope it doesn’t freeze off. Time will tell. A very happy birthday to a golden oldie, Shirley Stellrecht, who turns 81 years young on April 21. Have a great birthday. April 22, a very happy birthday to Jan Erickson as she enjoys her special day with lots more to come. Gene Andrew Quam, a very happy birthday to you as you enjoy your special day, April 23, with many more to come. Gene turns 15 years old. Reyna Stone and Dale Spaulding, a very happy birthday to you on April 23 when you enjoy that special day with many more to come. Austin Schultz, a very happy birthday to you on April 24. Also happy birthday to Ashlea Meister as she enjoys her special day along with Kyla Johnson. May you all enjoy your special day. A very happy anniversary to Cory and Amber Albee as they celebrate six years together. Enjoy your special day on April 24. Cheryl Hotchkiss, a very happy birthday to you on April 26. Have a wonderful day with your twin, Charlene. Many more to both of you. April 27, a very happy birthday to Verna Dahlstrom on her special day with many more to come. A very happy birthday to Jeremiah Peterson, to Heidi Rose, Josh Johnson and to Chase Redding, all enjoying their special day April 29 with many more to come. Jameson Stone, we hear you have a special day on April 30 and also Dalton Schroeder, and Max Odden who turns 7 years old. May 1, a very happy birthday to Grace Violet Lauterbach. Also a very happy birthday to Rich Feeney and Bryan Knoop, all celebrating their special day. A very happy birthday to Marlene Stariha on May 2. Enjoy that special day, Marlene. Brandon Steven Meister, a very happy birthday to you on May 3 when you turn 12 years old. Also a very happy birthday to Samuel Beecroft, with many more to come. Tyler Crosby, a happy birthday to you on May 4 and also to Edmond Fisher. Have a great one guys. I see Lundeen Farm Automation is hauling those good nutritious products to the field. Either it was for Doug and Karen Vanderhoof or the Crosby boys. Anyway, it’s nice to have it done. Well, did we get our third snow on the robin’s tail? That’s what Larry Samson told us. Let’s hope it’s done for the season. I’ve certainly had my run of ladybugs in my house this spring. They’re everywhere and just a crawling. Margaret Simon, 79, died this past week. She was the sister of Verna Lindstrom. Verna is the last one living in the family now. Sympathy to the family. I see we have baby leaves a-coming, apple trees are

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blooming, flowers are up and I see dandelions a-coming. It’s spring. New neighbors. Last Thursday I was introduced to new neighbors. Their names are David and Lupe Craft and they live back in the woods on Town Hall Road. David spent 23 years in the Air Force and his wife spent 24 years in the Air Force. They have retired and are enjoying themselves. Lupe works at the veterans clinic in Hayward and Dave works at home in his huge garden, which is a football field wide and long. He says he grows everything, even mustard greens. He is also putting in raspberries and blackberries. He has made many trails throughout his woods for four-wheeling. Dave also hunts and is anxious to get a bear with his bow this fall. They have bear, raccoon and many other animals that come to visit them at their house. News from Diane Hulleman finds Diane working at the school in Shell Lake on Tuesday. She went with her daughters, Jackie Perlt and Colleen Jensen, and granddaughter Izzy Jensen to the Tower House for supper Friday night. By 8 a.m. Saturday, Izzy had to be in Rice Lake for a writing contest. There were 42 children taking this. When the gals got done they went to Diane’s granddaughter, Nicole and son Jameson’s, in Rice Lake. Everyone brought something for the open house at Nicole’s and it was a wonderful day. Diane’s birthday was this past week and she celebrated, celebrated and celebrated. Robin and her honey took her mom out for her birthday at Bistro 63, which they all enjoyed. This is the former Spanky’s. It was also Robin’s birthday in April so they had a lot of celebrating. Diane’s children and grandchildren made a dish to pass for the open house. Diane got many beautiful gifts from her family. One she really enjoyed was a library house, which sounds interesting. Diane says she really enjoyed this past week. Saturday found Jackie Perlt, sons Ryan and Heather, Nicolas, and Chris and Tiffany and their little son, Eli, up at Diane’s enjoying time with their grandmother. Diane made a big supper Saturday night and she made up the breakfast but they had to cook it themselves as Diane had church at 9 a.m. Mayflowers are out. We’ll have to change their names to April flowers as they seem to come earlier each year. They are so pretty with their little precious purple and white flowers. They’re my favorite flowers. I guess because they’re so dainty. Do you need a laugh? Well, read on. What did the love-struck cat say to the man of her charms? “Romeow, Romeow, wherefore art tho Romeow?” I see the trees are coming around. You look in the woods and you see a partial green in the trees. Those leaves are a-coming. Don and Vicki Trott and Tate Garcia enjoyed dinner with Evelyn Melton on Sunday. Later they enjoyed playing cards, which was such a good project to do on a dark and rainy day. It won’t be long and people will be planting their gardens. Yes, those nice fresh veggies will certainly taste

Mary Nilssen

What wonderful April showers we have had. The moisture was much needed and things are beginning to green up. Summer will be here before we know it. The Stone Lake Lions Park will be officially open May 26. However, it is open for use now on a first-come basis. If you want to assure a date, day and time for use of the softball field and/or the pavilion, please call John at 715865-3041 to reserve. From Memorial Day through Cranberry Fest, a calendar and information will be posted at the park, Town of Sand Lake and Town of Stone Lake bulletin boards. If you are planning activities at the park on weekends and/or weekdays, please call soon to reserve. Several weekends are already full. The Stone Lake Lions Community Center (hall) is available for rent for graduation parties, weddings, family reunions, etc. Please call John at 715-865-3041 to reserve. A calendar and information are posted at the hall. The historical society’s ham and scalloped potato dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Stone Lake Fire Department. This is a full dinner with a scrumptious dessert bar. A silent auction will also be held. Please come and enjoy the meal and support the Stone Lake Museum Complex at the same time. The Stone Lake Lions fish fry will be held on Saturday, June 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. Be sure to mark this outstanding fish fry on your calendars. On June 4 the Stone Lake Senior Center will sponsor a garage sale. If you would like to donate items, please

bring them to the center. For larger items, let one of the advisory board members know so they can arrange for pickup. Also on June 4 the Evergreen Cemetery Association will have a garage sale. If you have items to donate, please call Judy Paine at 715-865-2546. Storage is available. Proceeds will go toward maintenance and improvements of Evergreen Cemetery. The Stone Lake Area Historical Society is in need of standard size canning jar rings. If you have quit canning, or switched to widemouthed jars, drop them off at the hall or please call Chris Maestri at 715-865-4131. The Lions Christmas program will make good use of them. The Cranberry Cafe at the Stone Lake Senior Center is still serving breakfast from 8 until 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. Stop in and visit with friends and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal. An evening meal is also served each Tuesday at 5 p.m. Reservations should be called in by 1 p.m. the day of the meal at 715-865-2025. If less than 10 people sign up the meal will be canceled for that evening. Connie Shield has computer classes each Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. If you need help with your computer, iPhone, laptop, etc., stop in and Connie will help you out. Have a nice week and be safe. Mary Nilssen can be reached at 715-865-4008 or

Senior lunch menu Monday, Monday, May 2: Savory chicken, cheesy hash browns, broccoli, ice cream. Tuesday, May 3: Creamy scalloped potatoes with baked ham, green beans, applesauce cake. Wednesday, May 4: Beef tips and gravy, egg noodles, steamed cauliflower, chocolate fudge bar. Thursday, May 5: Baked white fish, steamed rice, spring greens salad, fresh fruit. Friday, May 6: Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, steamed corn, lemon bar.

Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, call your senior center to confirm. Menu is subject to change. All meals served with milk and bread. Dining at 5 Minong, Monday, May 2: BBQ ribs, baked potato, seasoned broccoli, fresh salad bar, berry crisp. Please make reservations 24 hours in advance by calling 715-466-4448. Suggested donation is $5. Cost for anyone under 60 years old is $8.75.

good. Noah Lauterbach stayed overnight Saturday at the Quams’. On Sunday he went with Buddy Quam to Gene and Debbie Quam’s. In the evening, Marie and Warren Quam and boys and Janie and Rick Lauterbach and children, Noah, Ellianna and Grace, had supper at Gene and Debbie’s celebrating Buddy’s birthday. Tuesday found Butch and Loretta Vanselus at Matthew and Cory Stone’s. They all went to a play at Rice Lake Schools with Jameson Stone in the play. Butch said it was a very good play. Kyle and his son, Bennett, have moved into the Rick and Dorene Larson home here in Dewey Country. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week.

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This week on TV it was all about Prince and a beautiful Saturday so farmers got some field work done. It was a rainy day on Sunday, which brought relief to fire hazard conditions and turned the grass greener. There was thunder and lightning with the hard rain on Sunday night. Turkey hunting got off to a good start with several bagging one including my grandson, Brady, and the neighbor boy, Andrew Hiana and his friend. There’s been lots of seagulls on the worked fields, just white with them. The woodlands are showing some color with the red buds of the maples and some greens mixed in. Gas prices are on the upswing, being over $2 a gallon again. A week ago Thursday, Donna Ness’ daughter, Julie, and three friends came to help her celebrate her 75th for a few days. Friday, at Bar H Ranch for their open house, then on to Hayward, shopping and stopped by to visit Tanya Ullom, then to a fish fry. Saturday they had company, Debbie Jamme’, Sarah Furchtenicht, and Scott and Gloria Butterfield. Later Donna and Julie went to the Barron nursing home and visited Earl and Dorothy Semm and found them doing well. Sunday it was church at Sarona Methodist where Julie attended Sunday school. They visited Grandma Lillian Ullom at Evergreen Apartments in Shell Lake and in the evening went to Arlys Santiago’s for a marshmallow roast. Monday they packed a picnic basket, went to Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls and went hiking. They also toured the Leinenkugal Brewery. In the evening, guests were Doug and Pat Sweet, who joined them for brownies and gifts. Tuesday at 6 a.m. they left for the Twin Cities to fly back home to Florida. No tears, ha-ha. That was a lot for a 75-year-old. Harry and Verna Dahlstrom surprised Donna and Norm Ness by coming to visit and bringing a coffeepot bird feeder. She loves it. Sue Krantz visited her dad, Hugh Smith, on his 88th birthday Friday. Sue and daughter Ericka Parker took in the Minnesota Horse Expo held at the fairgrounds in the Twin Cities on Saturday. Lainy Hutton, with a couple of other girls, attended the Shell Lake prom Saturday night. Joe and Deb Elble and granddaughter Rieley, Rice Lake, visited Elfreda West on Sunday. Otherwise her kids, Mark, Janet, and Ellen stop by often. There were 10 attending the Sarona annual town meeting Tuesday night. The Town of Sarona cleanup is scheduled for May 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the landfill. Mary and Fritz Mancl came to Mavis Schlapper’s and helped her rake and clean up the yard. Virginia Stodola was saddened to get word her cousin’s son, Barry Johnson, Haugen, passed. Carmella had lost a son to cancer last year, so that’s two of her six boys that have died. Dear folks that left us this past week were Reginia Brockman, 91, died Tuesday, April 19, at Brentwood Memory Care in Rice Lake. She and her late husband had retired in the Sarona area. The funeral was held at St. Joseph’s in Rice Lake with burial in the Sarona Cemetery. Condolences. Betty Schlapper, 88, Rice Lake, passed away at her home on April 13. She resided with her son, David. She and her late husband, Warren, lived near her folks, Rudy and Martha Trader, on CTH D in the Town of Beaver Brook years ago. She was a music teacher and played the organ and piano for the UMC of Sarona for many years. Graveside services will be held in the Sarona Cemetery. Sympathy from Sarona folks. Misty Wickware, 38, Sarona, lost her life after being hit by a vehicle in Rice Lake on Saturday, April 16. She was the daughter of the late Allan Dahl and Terry Poirier, beloved wife of Jason Wickware and mother of William of Rice Lake and Shelly Wickware of Sarona. A celebration of life was held Saturday at the Shell Lake Community Center. She will be so dearly missed. Sympathy to the family. I was so sad to hear of the death of Linda Webb, Somerset, wife of Dale Webb and mother of Joel and Jill Webb. Linda passed away March 30 at the age of 54. They have a place on CTH D, across from the landfill here in West Sarona, where they came up for hunting. Sympathy to my back-door neighbors on Bear Lake Road, Harvey and Marion Stodola, in the recent death of his brother, Charles Stodola, Rice Lake. Cindy Bauman reports that the Relay For Life fundraising event held at the Getaway was a huge success, even better than last year. They extend gratitude to Heidi for opening up the Getaway to host the event and the local businesses and others who donated baskets and items for the auction and to the neighbors and friends who came and participated. We all look forward to the day when cancer is conquered. My daughter, Mary Marschall, went with me to my doctor’s appointment in Rochester, Minn., on Wednesday. We


State of Wisconsin County of Burnett Town of Roosevelt To the Town Board of the Town of Roosevelt: We, Mitch Coyour and Kelsie Coyour, owners of Roosevelt Hills LLC, herewith apply for a Class “B” alcohol and fermented malt beverage license under Chapter 125.04 of the Wisconsin Statutes for the year ending June 30, 2017, of the following described premises, to wit: 1-story brick building, with storage upstairs, basement and pavilion, located at 2695 Timberland Rd., Barronett, WI. Mitch and Kelsie Coyour Application filed this 7th day of April, 2016. 645282 37r WNAXLP

and Nicole Baker, April 28; Kenna Organ, Pierce Hastrewent down Tuesday night and stayed over. I attended the Washburn County Historical Society iter, Bruce Ripley and Christina Martin, April 29; Aaron meeting Thursday evening with 20 folks attending. Myrna Musil, Wes Mullineaux, Jacob Linderman and Kay PatterAtkinson showed us the beautiful quilt she made to raffle son, April 30; Wilma Zenk and Marvin Bray, May 1; Dan for a fundraiser for the museum. Sherri Tarr was there Hefter, Cecil Scribner, Barb Schullo and baby Vicki Halwith some of the material for her next book. Afterward my verson turns 1 May 2; Avis Thorp, Nathan Mussil, Janet daughter, Mary Marschall, and myself went to the Tower Atkinson and mine on May 3; Donnie Bruce and Mary House in Cumberland for a surprise get-together eat out Lawson, May 4. Wishes to these couples for a happy anniversary: for Donna Ness’ 75th birthday with her co-workers from the hospital. Nancy Furchtenicht picked up Nancy. I went Greg and Cheri Lyga, and Paul and Cathy Hagen, April as a patient. There were 12 there including Heather Stubbe 29; Ralph and Ginger Reynolds, May 1; Dan and Jayne from West Sarona. Food was luscious there. Many more Thompson, May 3; and Seth and Suzie Sundeen, May 4. happy birthdays, Donna. Friday night, my sister Nell Lee, Stanberry, treated my brother, Don Shoquist, and I to the Riverstreet fish fry I, Lolita Olson, Washburn County Clerk, do hereby certify that the following is a true and correct summarized version of the monthly in Spooner for our birthmeeting of the Washburn County Board of Supervisors held on April 19, 2016. Complete copies of record of all resolutions, ordinances and days. They put out a lusattachments from this meeting are on file in the Washburn County Clerk’s Office, 10 4th Ave., Shell Lake, WI 54871, 715-468-4600. cious meal. Minutes are available after approval online at Casey Furchtenicht came Further, all ordinances shall be effective upon adoption. Publication of ordinances shall occur in accordance with Section 59.14 of the home Saturday for spring Wis. Statutes. All Washburn County Code provisions are available at the office of the Washburn County Clerk or online at http:// break from Northland lege. Pursuant to Sect. 65.90 (5) (a) Wis. Stats. Notice is hereby given that some of these resolutions may contain amendments to the 2014 Coffee visitors at my County Budget. house during the week NOTE: These minutes as published herein are subject to corrections, deletions or additions upon approval at the next County Board were Bon Helmer, Mavis meeting. Schlapper, the kids: Roger, Dated this 21st day of April, 2016. /s/Lolita Olson Russ, Mary and John; and Washburn County Clerk Al and Jolene Loew also stopped by when they saw me on the deck. Grandson Ryan Butterfield and the greats, Kerre, Austin and Scott, visited 1. Call Meeting to Order at 9:01 a.m. by County Clerk Olson. Donna Ness for her belated 2. Moment of Silent Meditation and Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Supvr. Mackie. birthday on Sunday. 3. Notice of Meeting was read by County Clerk Olson. Mary Marschall and I 4. Certification of Membership was read by County Clerk Olson. took in the Relay For Life 5. Oath of Office was administered by County Clerk Olson. fundraiser at the Getaway 6. Roll Call was done by County Clerk Olson. Present: (20), Absent/Excused: (1) Lee; Youth Present: (2). Saturday night for a little 7. Review Procedures for Election of Officers - Jeff Kohler, Corp. Counsel reviewed the procedures with the Board. while. There were lots of 8. Election of Chairperson - Supvr. Haessig nominated Tom Mackie; Supvr. Reiter nominated Beth Esser. Both nominees spoke. Secret folks there. ballots were done with the result being Mackie 12 to 8 for Esser. Tom Mackie is the new County Board Chair. I visited with classmate 9. Adoption of Rules of Order of the Washburn County Board of Supervisors - Jeff Kohler, Corp. Counsel stated these rules are on the Gerene Smith. She reports county website, listed as Part I. Motion to adopt the Rules of Order as presented was done by Fiedler, seconded by Bobin. MC on voice vote. husband Ray got home 10. Approval of Agenda was made on motion by Reiter, seconded by Esser, MC on voice vote. from a Duluth hospital on 11. Election of 1st Vice Chair - Nominations were made by Supvrs. Ricci, Reiter, Quinn for Micheal Bobin, Beth Esser and Tom Ricci, Monday where he had a respectively. Final result indicates Ricci 11 to 9 for Esser. Tom Ricci is 1st Vice Chair. stent put in. A speedy re12. Election of 2nd Vice Chair - Supvr. Reiter nominated Beth Esser. With no other nominations, motion to declare Beth Esser as 2nd Vice covery is wished. Chair was made by Bobin, seconded by Reiter. MC on voice vote. Birthday wishes this 13. Election of Highway Committee - District 1 - Fiedler, Ricci, Stoll nominees. Final initialed ballot results indicate Ricci 11 to 9 for Fiedler. week to Carla Townsend, Tom Ricci is District 1 member. District 2 - Thompson, Dohm, Graber, Esser nominees. Final initialed ballot results indicate Esser 12 to Tom Cusick, David 8 for Thompson. Beth Esser is District 2 member. District 3 - Quinn, Haessig, Hoeppner, Hopke nominees. Final initialed ballot results Furchtenicht, Scott Linderindicate Hoeppner 11 to 9 for Quinn. Lynn Hoeppner is District 3 member. Two at-large members: Fiedler, Thompson, Quinn, Graber berger, Janice Wurtinger nominees. Motion by Bobin, seconded by Masterjohn, to set aside the rules and have the top 2 vote-getters get the remaining two (April 27) AMENDED SMALL CLAIMS SUMMONS CASE NO. 2016 SC 000099 STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT CIVIL DIVISION SMALL CLAIMS WASHBURN COUNTY Joshua Doriott 22853 Bashaw Store Road Shell Lake, WI 54871 You are being sued by 1st Auto & Casualty Insurance Company, in the Small Claims Court for Washburn County, Wisconsin, at the Washburn County Courthouse, 10 Fourth Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871. A hearing will be held at 1:30 o’clock p.m. on May 24, 2016. If you do not appear, a judgment may be given to the person suing you. (A copy of the claim has been mailed to you at the address above). Dated this 25th day of April, 2016. STEVEN L. STOLPER Plaintiff’s Attorney 740 North Plankinton Avenue Suite 336 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203 414-270-0505 State Bar No.: 1016512 645555 WNAXLP

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SPOONER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT SEEKS PROPOSALS FOR FACILITIES STUDY Spooner, WI - the Spooner Area School District is requesting proposals for professional services to study the operational costs and repairs associated with multiple buildings over the next five years. Companies responding to this request must submit their written proposal in accordance with the following specifications: Seven (7) copies of the completed response must be received no later than 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2016, (15 business days from posting date). Proposals and questions sent to: Shannon Grindell, Business Manager Spooner Area School District 801 Cty. Hwy. A Spooner, WI 54801 645400 37r WNAXLP

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seats. Voice vote taken; Chair Mackie ruled voice vote indicated majority ayes; request for roll call vote was made. Roll Vote: Yes (11), No (9) Ricci, Esser, Hoeppner, Haessig, Quinn, Dohm, Sather, Hansen and Hopke; Youth: Yes (1) Wingler; No (1) Hutton. Motion fails to reach 2/3 majority needed. Balloting for 1st of two at-large members indicates final results are Thompson 11 to 9 for Fiedler. Balloting for 2nd of two at-large members indicates final results are Fiedler 11 to 9 for Quinn. Christopher Thompson and L.H. Skip Fiedler are the two at-large highway committee members. Approval of March 15, 2016, County Board Proceedings made on motion by Bobin, seconded by Fiedler, to approve; MC. Presentation of “What are Counties?” - Video presentation prepared by Mark O’Connell, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) was shown. Chair Mackie stated that the services WCA presents are free (membership fee/county). Correspondence – Coroner Resignation, Letter from American Legion Post 225; both read by Chair Mackie. Concerned Citizens - Supv. Ricci asked about the Governor’s fishing opener. Administrative Coordinator Report - was given by Lolita Olson. Finance Director Report - was given by Jane Dvorak. Recess for Executive Committee to Appointment Additional Members, Assign Committees and hold Committee Caucuses. Chair Mackie asked Lolita Olson to continue the meeting while Executive Committee was in recess. Introduction of Department Heads - Department heads were introduced and answered questions: Frank Scalzo, Highway Commissioner; Tom Boron, Information Technology (IT); Jim LeDuc, Health & Human Services; Darby Simpson, Unit on Aging Director/ADRC Supervisor; Beverly Stencel, UW Extension; Nicole Tims, County Treasurer; Renee Bell, Acting Register of Deeds; Mike Peterson, County Forest Administrator; Kiko Murphy, Facility Operations Director; Carol Buck, Emergency Management Director; Steve Waak, Land Information Office - Surveyor; Lolita Olson, County Clerk, Administrative Coordinator, Human Resources Director; Terry Dryden - Sheriff, also introduced Chief Deputy Mike Richter and Capt. Dan Brereton; Tom Frost, District Attorney; Jeff Kohler, Corp. Counsel. Several other department heads were not available at this time. Introduction of Youth Representatives - Beverly Stencel stated that Washburn County was the 2nd county after Douglas County to start this program at the request of the county board. The two current youth representatives introduced themselves: Nathaniel Wingler and McLain Hutton. Nathaniel will serve through June, then two other youth representatives will come on board - one taking Nathanial’s spot and one being an alternate for McLain who will serve another year. Short recess was taken. Reconvened at 11:30 a.m. Chair Mackie stated that Committee Assignments will be sent to board members; department heads will contact everyone indicating when the first committee meetings will take place. Consent Agenda Resolutions: Motion to approve was made by Bobin, seconded by Masterjohn; MC. A. Resolution 27-16 Authorizing the Request for Legal Loss Prevention Services Coverage from the Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation B. Resolution 28-16 Designating Public Depository/Withdrawal for County Accounts: General, Payroll, Flexible Spending, Human Services, CDBG, County Parks C. Resolution 29-16 Designating Public Depository Accounts - Clerk of Court Other Resolutions and Ordinances: A. Resolution 30-16 to Increase the 2016 Forestry Department Budget - 2 LTE Parks Staff - motion to approve by Fiedler, seconded by Dohm. Mike Peterson discussed need for the positions; dollars will be coming out of campground revenues. Roll Vote: Yes (20); Youth: Yes (2); MC. B. Resolution 31-16 Approving Additional FT State Funded Equipment Operator – Highway – motion to approve by Fiedler, seconded by Bobin. MC on unanimous voice vote. C. Resolution 32-16 to Increase the 2016 Surveyor Department Budget – Base Budget Grant – motion to approve by Bobin, seconded by Fiedler. Steve Waak, Surveyor, stated that the grant would be utilized for LIDAR (contour map) and new ORTHO photos. Roll Vote: Yes (20); Youth: Yes (2); MC. D. Resolution 33-16 to Increase the 2016 Surveyor Department Budget for the Wisconsin Land Information Program Training and Education Grant - motion to approve by Bobin, seconded by Masterjohn. Steve Waak added that this is earmarked for training and for land information plan. Roll Vote: Yes (20); Youth: Yes (2); MC. E. Resolution 34-16 to Carry Forward 2015 Veterans Budget to 2016 - Year-End Purchases - motion to approve by Quinn, seconded by Sather. Discussed timing of purchases. Roll Vote: Yes (20); Youth: Yes (2); MC. F. Resolution 35-16 to Reinstate Funds from the 2013 Soil and Water Conservation Dept. Budget to the 2016 Soil and Water Conservation Dept. Budget - PRI-RU-TA Grant Award - motion to approve by Bobin, seconded by Fiedler. Roll Vote: Yes (20); Youth: Yes (2); MC. G. Resolution 36-16 to Carry Over 2015 Funds to the 2016 Maintenance Department Budget - Water Heater - motion to approve by Ricci, seconded by Dohm. Discussed. Roll Vote: Yes (20); Youth: Yes (2); MC. H. Resolution 37-16 to Transfer Funds from Contingency to 2015 Corporation Counsel Budget - Budget Shortfall - motion to approve by Waggoner, seconded by Fiedler. Roll Vote: Yes (20); Youth: Yes (2); MC. I. Resolution 38-16 to Transfer Funds from the 2016 Administration/Finance Budget to the 2016 Administration/County Clerk Budget - motion to approve by Waggoner, seconded by Reiter. Roll Vote: Yes (20); Youth: Yes (2); MC. Committee Reports - motion to postpone by Bobin, seconded by Waggoner. MC. Chair Appointments - LEPC -Frank Scalzo appointed to the LEPC (members coming off: Greg Washkuhn, Gregory Krantz) Citizen Comments - Danielle Danford, Washburn County Register reporter, introduced herself Chair Comments - Recognition of Public Safety Telecommunicators/Dispatchers week; photos to be taken of the board members after the meeting ends; thanked the board members for running for office. Possible Future Agenda Items - Next meeting will be May 17, 2016, 6:00 p.m. Audit Per Diems - on motion by Fiedler, seconded by Masterjohn; MC. 645444 37r WNAXLP Adjourn at 12:03 p.m. on motion by Fiedler, seconded by Bobin.

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The Town of Barronett will hold a Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Barronett Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Road, Shell Lake, WI. The Town will be accepting appliances, televisions, computer components and tires (no semi/ tractor tires or tires on rims). Proof of residence is required, i.e. real estate tax statement, electrical bill. You will be responsible for unloading your items. 645512 37r Patricia Parker, Town Clerk

TOWN OF BEAVER BROOK NOTICE OF THE OPEN BOOK & BOARD OF REVIEW ***OPEN BOOK will be held on the 1st day of June, 2016, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Beaver Brook Town Hall. Purpose: To discuss your assessed value with the Assessor and ask questions. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Review for the Town of Beaver Brook of Washburn County shall hold its second meeting on the 1st day of June, 2016, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Beaver Brook Town Hall. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board: No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the Assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to a member of the Board about the person’s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of the assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board of Review, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board or by telephone or object to a valuation if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method of valuation unless the person supplies the Assessor all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the Assessor’s manual under Sec. 73.03 (2a) of Wis. Statutes, that the Assessor requests. The Town has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Sec. 19.35 (1) of Wis. Statutes. The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone. Respectfully submitted, 645554 37r Nancy Erickson, Clerk Town of Beaver Brook WNAXLP

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Adam J. Buchman, Spooner, nonregistration of vehicle, $114.50. Mark R. Byrkit, Shell Lake, operating while suspended, $200.50. William G. Byrkit, Stone Lake, fish with unattended lines, $182.70. John P. Conway, Mason City, Iowa, speeding, $175.30. Timothy W. Cook, Sarona, operating while suspended, $200.50. Kathleen A. Cooper, Hayward, seat belt violation, $10.00. Craig N. Cooper, Hayward, seat belt violation, $10.00. Joseph E. Cramer, Rice Lake, speeding, $200.50. Byron J. Crouse, Fitchburg, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Dylan J. Davis, Sarona, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Jeffrey F. Doerr, North Branch, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Joshua J. Duffee, Emlenton, Pa., speeding, $200.50. Carl R. Engbertson, Shell Lake, speeding, $200.50. Lance E. Epach, Trego, seat belt violation, $10.00. Claire F. Erickson, Siren, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Nicholas J. Gardner, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Giller Trucking LLC, North Branch, Minn., violation of frozen road weight limits, $451.68. John R. Griggs, Twin Lakes, speeding, $200.50.

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Washburn County is accepting applications for the Account Clerk III position with the Washburn County Health and Human Services Department. This position is responsible for vouchering, receipts, data entry into financial and peripheral systems, tracking spending by department/business units, maintaining confidential client files, case management, client billing and other financial and clerical tasks. A twoyear vocational or associate degree in accounting or related field or relevant work experience is required. Experience with computerized accounting, payroll, word processing, spreadsheet systems, PowerPoint and ten-key skills necessary. Starting pay range is $17.54-$19.50/hr. D.O.Q., with excellent benefits. For an application, contact the Washburn County Personnel Department at P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871, Ph.: 715-468-4624, Fax: 715-4684628, email: or download an application from our County website at Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications 645155 36-37r must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2016. EOE



Washburn County is seeking applicants for the Social Worker position in the Family Services Unit with the Department of Health and Human Services. This position provides services to families experiencing problems with child abuse and neglect, delinquency, parent-child conflict, alcohol and/or drug abuse, mental health and developmental disabilities. Considerable independent judgment and discretion are required in dealing with families, providers and community agencies. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work OR related field, Wisconsin Social Work Certification or eligibility for certification within two years of hire, and a valid WI driver’s license. Starting salary range is $23.63 - $26.28/hr. plus excellent benefits. For an application, contact the Washburn County Personnel Department at P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871, Ph.: 715-468-4624, Fax: 715-468-4628, email:, or download an application from our County website at Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2016. EOE 645156 36037r

Kyle L. Groth, Plymouth, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Eric J. Haskins, Hayward, display unauthorized vehicle registration plate, $238.30; transferee failure to apply new vehicle title, $175.30. Maggie E. Heinlein, Glidden, speeding, $295.00. Rachel M. Holmes, Danbury, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50; nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Shane B. Iorns, Spooner, failure to stop for unloading school bus, $300.00. Beverly J. Jaskolski, Springbrook, seat belt violation, $10.00. Elizabeth A. Johnson, Hayward, speeding, $175.30. Michael J. Jones, Hayward, operating while suspended, $200.50, twice. John Katris, Stone Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Christopher R. Lapray, Riverton, Utah, speeding, $175.30. Lauren A. Larson, Sarona, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Jason G. Leckel, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Trystan W. Legg-Monnier, Minong, operating after rev./susp. of registration, $175.30. Russell E. McPeak, Hayward, fish with unattended lines, $182.70. Robert P. Mike, Amery, driving too fast for conditions, $213.10. Alexandra J. Nichols, Spooner, speeding, $225.70.

Christopher J. Pearson, St. Paul, Minn., fish with unattended lines, $182.70. Kent L. Peterson, Shell Lake, water pollution violation, $464.10. Kyle W. Popodi, Milwaukee, speeding, $250.90. Gregory S. Potvin, Cumberland, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Kayla K. Radman, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Bret D. Radman, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Haleigh M. Rafalski, Rice Lake, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00; speeding, $200.50. Thomas A. Rasmussen, Hudson, fish with unattended lines, $182.70; possess fish 25 percent or less over bag limit, $251.75. Mohamed A. Shire, Brooklyn Park, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Terry J. Sperling, Sarona, fish with unattended lines, $182.70. Danielle L. Stange, Eau Claire, speeding, $175.30. Michael E. Stiles, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Ritchie L. Taylor, Springbrook, seat belt violation, $10.00. Thomas A. Vogelpohl, Mendota Heights, Minn., speeding, $250.90. Angela M. White, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Kyle J. Zwiefelhofer, Bloomer, speeding, $175.30.



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Tyler J. Allen, Minong, retail theft, $299.00. Michael A. Chisnell, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $299.00. Tabitha D. Cumbow, Spooner, issue worthless check(s), $535.93, probation, sent. withheld; operating while revoked, $200.50. Austin L. Dziczkowski, Birchwood, OWI, $1,429.00, local jail, license revoked 1 year, ignition interlock. Michael J. Ellis, Siren, resisting or obstructing an officer, $243.00, local jail, costs. Eric A. Falstad, Trego, disorderly conduct, $299.00. Eric E. Hamer, Shell Lake, exposing genitals/pubic area/ intimate parts to a child, twice, $518.00 and $268.00, probation, sent. withheld. Wesley D. Lehmann, Sarona, possession of THC, $443.00, probation, sent. withheld; possess drug paraphernalia, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld; operating while suspended, $200.50. Jonathon C. Oiyotte, Webster, operating while revoked, $200.50. Alex W. Tuerk, Spooner, ignition interlock device tampering/ failure to install, $250.00; operating while revoked, $250.00. Nicholas F. Anderson, Blaine, Minn., fish with unattended lines, $182.70. Michael J. Belisle, Shell Lake, operating while suspended, $200.50. Nathan J. Bethel, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00.



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Science Olympiad team wrapped up season

MENOMONIE - The Shell Lake Science Olympiad team wrapped up the 2015-2016 Science Olympiad season on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, at the state Science Olympiad competition held at UWStout. Seniors Keagan Blazer and Daniel Parish medaled at state by placing sixth in the electric vehicle event. As a team, Shell Lake placed 21st out of all of the Science Olympiad teams/schools in Wisconsin. The Gold Team members who competed were Caitlin Brereton, Daniel Parish, Keagan Blazer, Kyley Williams, Rafa Martinez-Avial, KayDe Bontekoe, Carly

Osborn, Courtney Melton, Clare Walker, Andrew Martin, Erick Haynes, Jordan Herzog, Allison Tims, Payton Anderson and Nathaniel Wingler. The team coach was Kelsie Seibel, Shell Lake High School science teacher. — with submitted information

Photos submitted Andrew Martin and Erick Haynes have the right stuff with their Wright Stuff airplane.

Keagan Blazer and Daniel Parish medaled at the state Science Olympiad with a sixth-place finish in the electric vehicle event.

Jordan Herzog and Nathaniel Wingler test out the bridge they constructed for state Science Olympiad competition at UW-Stout.

Shell Lake agriculture students participate in lab clinical day Agriculture students from Shell Lake High School participated in a lab clinical day by touring Northern Lakes Veterinary clinic in Shell Lake. Students learned about general equipment used for diagnostics and surgical procedures. In addition, they learned about the different rooms and their purposes needed to operate a veterinary clinic. Students used the grooming area located at the vet clinic to wash and groom dogs brought in by students. They also learned how to perform a general health check, nail trimming, ear cleaning, and body condition analysis. Finishing the day, students participated in a suturing lab experience. — Photo submitted

Shell Lake school menu Breakfast Thursday, April 21: Grades K-2: Muffin. Grades 3-12: Homemade sweet bread or oatmeal with fixings. Friday, April 22: No school. Professional Development Day. Monday, April 25: Grades K-12: Mini cinni roll. Grades 3-12: Bagel and cream cheese. Tuesday, April 26: Grades K-12: Pancakes and sausage. Grades 3-12: Chocolate-chip oatmeal bar.

Wednesday, April 27: Grades K-12: Cereal and toast. Grades 3-12: Ultimate breakfast round. Thursday, April 28: Grades K-12: French toast sticks. Grades 3-12: Homemade sweet bread. Friday, April 29: Grades K-12: Laker pizza. Grades 3-12: Ham, egg and cheese bar with toast.

Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/fruit and milk offered daily. Every day breakfast is free to all students. Lunch Thursday, April 21: Grades K-12: Hot dog. Grades 7-12: Cheese or pepperoni pizza. Friday, April 22: No school, Professional Development Day. Monday, April 25: Grades K-12: Chicken fajita. Tuesday, April 26: Grades K-12: Orange

chicken and rice bowl. Grades 7-12: Burrito and rice bowl. Wednesday, April 27: Grades K-12: Mini cheese ravioli. Grades 7-12: Italian dunker. Thursday, April 28: Grades K-12: Crispy chicken sandwich. Grades 7-12: Buffalo chicken pizza. Friday, April 29: Grades K-12: Brunch. Menus subject to change. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Media fair’s first-place projects

Mackenzie Leach’s book, “Big Trip to Utah,” at left, and Nolan Miller’s book, “Going to Lac Seul Lake,” center, stood out to judges. Vicki Christenson, right, made a pop-up book called “The Wrong Turn.” All three students are in fourth grade. Caitlyn Schultz and Sydney Atkinson, both seventh-graders, made a book called “Cat vs. Dog” together. The pair were inspired by their love of animals and their friendship to make the pictures they took of their pets.

Fifth-grade student Carlton Miller’s book “The Twenty Incher” is the fifth book he has created for the Shell Lake media fair but the first he’s written about fishing.

Kaylee Dahlstrom, left, wrote a book inspired by her grandma’s new puppy called “A New Puppy”. Pictured at center is Emily Swan who wrote a book inspired by her visit to Lambeau Field with her family. Molly Christensen, right, made a pop-up book inspired by her love of ducks.

Photos by Danielle Danford

Shell Lake senior Amber Anderson made this oil painting of her Milking Shorthorn cow named Apex.

Free kids fishing day planned to celebrate Wisconsin fishing opener



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WASHBURN COUNTY – Families are welcome to attend a Kids Fishing Day at Heartwood Conference Center & Retreat in Trego on Saturday, May 7, in celebration of the 2016 Wisconsin Fishing Opener. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 7, Heartwood will be host of the inaugural Wisconsin Opener Kids Fishing Day, sponsored by AAA Sports. Planning is currently under way for this exciting event. Kids activities include fishing with an experienced adult from the dock or shoreline, equipment demonstrations, fishing games, Travel Wisconsin photo booth and educational displays. Kids can choose to have an adult fillet and fry their catch that day if they are successful or they can choose to practice catch and release. The event is held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Indian Head Country’s Fishing Opener, sponsored by Jack Link’s Protein Snacks. Additional partners of the Kids Fishing Day include Washburn County Tourism Association, Heartwood Conference Center & Retreat, National Park Service, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Friends Into Spooner Hatchery, Travel Wisconsin and Hunt Hill. For more information on the Kids Fishing Day, visit the Facebook page or contact Whitney at Washburn County Tourism, or 715635-9696. — from Washburn County Tourism

A Kids Fishing Day is planned at Heartwood Conference Center & Retreat in Trego on Saturday, May 7, in celebration of the 2016 Wisconsin Fishing Opener. — Photo submitted

WCR | April 27 | 2016  
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