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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Vol. 127, No. 34 • Shell Lake, Wis.


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April Fools’ Day, Friday, April 1, reminded residents they live in Wisconsin. The wind shifted out of the north on Thursday, March 31, piling up what little ice was left on Shell Lake. – Photo by Larry Samson


County voters favor Trump, Sanders Nearly 6,500 voters went to polls in Washburn County to vote for local and presidential candidates; Cruz and Sanders win contests for president statewide WASHBURN COUNTY - A strong turnout in the spring primary election Tuesday, April 5, saw a majority of Washburn County voters favoring the GOP front-runner Donald Trump over Ted Cruz, who won the statewide GOP contest handily, and on the Democratic side, favoring Bernie Sanders, who defeated Hillary Clinton. Statewide, Cruz defeated Trump 48 percent to 35 percent, or approximately 527,000 to 383,000 votes. John Kasich won 14 percent of the vote, or 153,000 votes. In Washburn County in the Republican contest it was Trump over Cruz by a margin of 52 to 36 percent, or 1,926 to 1,359 votes, with Kasich earning 12 percent, or 443 votes. County voters voting in the Democratic primary favored Bernie Sanders by a margin of 57 percent to 43 percent, or 1,417 to 1,059 votes. Unofficial totals show that a total of 6,471 voters went to the polls in Washburn County on Tuesday, a strong showing but not approaching the number of voters who took part in the 2012 general election for president in 2012 in which more than 9,000 cast ballots. Only three counties statewide saw victories for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, including neighboring Polk County, where she defeated Sanders by a margin of 2,921 to 2,395. Trump won the majority of votes in the 7th Congressional District, which means he will get three of the state’s 42 delegates. That district encompasses most of northern Wisconsin, including Washburn, Polk and Burnett counties. He was also poised to win the 3rd Congressional District in western Wisconsin. Other unofficial local election results can be found inside and on our website at Updates will be posted online. Gary King

A chart showing the breakdown of how each county voted in the Republican primary, Trump victories in dark red and Cruz victories in orange. - from Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

A chart showing the breakdown of how each county voted in the Democratic primary, Sanders victories in green and Clinton victories in dark blue. - from Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel




New owner sees bright future for Indianhead Medical Center Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE - Convenient access to health care has been a unique centerpiece of the Shell Lake community since the construction of the original hospital in 1947. Many changes have taken place since then, including changes in ownership. Over the past two years, Kevin Jack and his son, Shannon, both from Menomonie, have been learning the ins and outs of Indianhead Medical Center. This was done to ensure a successful transition in ownership from MidAtlantic Health Management to Regional Health, owned by Kevin. “We looked for somebody who would maintain the kind of health care that we had always envisioned. Then Kevin and Shannon came along and they liked what we were doing and wanted to expand on it,” said Paul Naglosky, IMC administrator. Shannon, who was job shadowing at the hospital during this time, brought the opportunity to acquire IMC to his father’s attention as Kevin was looking for a new business venture at the time. “Indianhead Medical Center is more like a big family and everybody seems to work together very well. I thought it was a good opportunity for us, to keep it independent instead of having it go to a big health system,” said Kevin. Under the new ownership, IMC will retain its name and remain independent from a large health system. By remaining independent, IMC can refer patients to specialists that offer the best quality of care. “I have been learning a lot from Paul through his years of experience, this place wouldn’t be what it is today without Paul and the dedicated staff that works here,” said Shannon. The hospital has been a big part of Naglosky’s life, being a member of its staff for nearly 30 years, the past 19 years as its administrator. Kevin credits Naglosky and the IMC staff for the continued success of the hospital, and said that he and Shannon want to build off of that success, not reinvent the wheel. With the ownership transition, Naglosky will

remain as administrator with Shannon as assistant administrator. “Overall I would say the staff is getting excited for the changes that we want to propose, knowing that their jobs are secure, and that we want to continue to offer quality, affordable health care,” said Shannon. Together Naglosky, Kevin, and Shannon seem to be on the same page about a lot of things, from the hospital’s future to management styles. “You can’t know everything about everything, and that is any business you go into. You have to depend on the department managers and surround yourself with the best people you know are available, and that’s what makes a successful business,” said Kevin, a belief that is shared by Shannon and Naglosky. Kevin’s passion is business, but since owning IMC he has become intrigued by the medical field. Kevin’s background also includes construction projects that involved remodeling and additions on health clinics. “We are going to be doing some of that here, updating, modernizing. That is a portion of the reason we looked at this hospital. We saw some opportunity here to expand on what they’ve already done and what they’ve already created,” said Kevin. Since they have come aboard, new services and positions have been added including having a mobile MRI machine coming to the hospital, the addition of an IT department and billing was brought back in-house. Between these service additions four full-time employees have been added. The Jacks also spent $750,000 on updating the radiology department with new X-ray equipment, a new CT scan machine, and a state-of-the-art mammogram machine to make the department fully digital. The Jacks have more plans for IMC. “We will be doing a lot of renovations over the next five years as far as remodeling,” said Kevin. Their plans include remodeling the patient rooms, work in the OR/ER department, exploring options for the hospital’s front entry/lobby area, and remodeling with possible addition to the

Indianhead Medical Center’s ownership has changed to Regional Health, owned by Kevin Jack, pictured at left. Paul Naglosky, pictured at right, will remain as the IMC administrator with Shannon Jack as assistant administrator. — Photo by Danielle Danford

Indianhead Medical Center has seen many changes over the years, since it was established in 1947. - Photo by Suzanne Johnson clinic. These improvements are part of the long-range plan that includes regular improvements all made to take the hospital and its services into the future. Shannon stated, “We are happy that

the community has stuck by Indianhead Medical Center and Shell Lake Clinic.” Kevin concluded, “and we will continue to be a strong member and strong employer in the community.”

Indianhead Medical Center’s vibrant past Danielle Danford |Staff writer SHELL LAKE - Indianhead Medical Center, the first hospital in Washburn County, got its start through the efforts of visionary locals like Charles Lewis, Dr. Dale Moen, their families, and the contributions of the entire Shell Lake community. IMC’s new owner marks another milestone in the hospital’s history, making it a fitting time to revisit milestone moments from the hospital’s vibrant past. From the pages of the Washburn County Register: May 2, 1946: “Construction on the Shell Lake Hospital will start soon.” The 30’ by 60’ two-story building would cost $30,000. The first floor would have room for 12 patient beds. Nov. 7, 1946: Realizing the benefit of a hospital to the community, the Women’s Society of Christian Service of the Methodist Church gave $125, which was used to furnish one hospital room completely. During the time the hospital was built many community organizations, businesses and individuals made donations to see the hospital open. Jan. 12, 1947: “Crowds throng the hospital open house.” More than 650 people from all parts of the county attended to see the first institution of its kind in Washburn County.

The original Shell Lake hospital building opened in January 1947 and became the first hospital in Washburn County.

Visionary locals like Charles Lewis, Dr. Dale Moen, their families and the contributions of the entire community brought about the reality of a hospital for area residents. Dr. Moen, shown in photo, was known as the whistling doctor and practiced medicine in Shell Lake for 40 years. — File photos

Jan. 21, 1947: The day the hospital opened nine locals, were cared for including the hospital’s first birth, a girl. That day the weather was so bad the father had to hitch a team of horses to the car, containing mother and child, in order to get them to the hospital before the birth. Following an ankle injury Carl

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SPRING PRIMARY ELECTION as follows: One tie in Washburn areDan Harrington (I) -131 Ken Schultz (I) - 128 County Board election Terry Leckel Jr. - 111 Tammy Hopke - 108

Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE—The Washburn County Board of Supervisors had five districts with a contest between two candidates. Four of these districts had incumbent candidates running for re-election. The unofficial election results for these district’s show: District 2 - Skip Fiedler (I) collected 164 votes and Evan Lewis 99 votes. District 9 - Keith Trembath (I) received 141 votes and Chris Thompson 167 votes. District 10 - Hank Graber received 157 votes and Curt Hubatch 136 votes. District 12 - A tie between David Masterjohn (I) with 145 votes and Dean Brayton with 145 votes. District 16 - James Dohm (I) received 132 votes and Paul Johnson 126 votes. Districts 1 and 19 had no registered candidates, however district 1 had 31 write-in votes for Michael Bobin.

Sorenson, King and Hoellen winners in Spooner School Board race Danielle Danford | Staff writer SPOONER - According to unofficial election results, Karen Sorenson, Kevin King and Robert Hoellen received the most votes from Spooner school district voters. Sorenson received 2,703 votes, King received 2,085 and Hoellen received 1,928 votes. This school board election has drawn significant attention from school district members and area residents. The election started with 11 candidates registered, three of them incumbents. After the primary six candidates remained, the three incumbent candidates among them. The candidates and their unofficial vote count are as follows: Karen Sorenson - 2,703   Kevin King - 2,085   Robert Hoellen (I) -1,928 Miles Macone (I) - 1,589             Kyle Pierce (I) - 1,300                   Jim Dienstl - 1,021                                         

Harrington, Schultz returned to SL city council

Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE - A total of 542 voters cast their votes in the election for the Shell Lake City Council, according to unofficial election results. In Ward 1, Brent Edlin, the only candidate registered, was re-elected with 153 votes. No write-in candidate information was available as of press time. In Ward 2, there were five candidates running for two positions, two of those candidates were incumbents. Dan Harrington and Ken Schultz, both incumbents, were elected to the two positions on the city council. The candidates and their unofficial vote count

Primary voters

Kate Folstad - 100  

Sally Peterson re-elected as Shell Lake Mayor Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE - Unofficial election results show incumbent Mayor Sally Peterson was returned to office, defeating challenger Terry Leckel Jr. by a margin of 296 to 196. This will be Peterson’s fourth term as mayor of Shell Lake. This is the first election in which Peterson faced opposition for the position. Before she was elected, Peterson worked for Washburn County Health and Sally Peterson Human Services for about 25 years. During that time she was also an emergency medical technician and served eight years on the city council.

Rebecca Bradley elected to Wisconsin Supreme Court Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE—With 95.5 percent of precincts reporting, Rebecca Bradley had received 52.6 percent of votes in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election, and was projected the winner. Bradley received 964,447 votes while JoAnne Kloppenburg collected 869,948 votes. Locally, Washburn County voters favored Bradley with 3,049 votes to Kloppenburg’s 2,776 votes In Shell Lake, Kloppenberg  came out on top with 238 votes and Bradley reRebecca Bradley ceiving 219.

Donn and Mary Dinnies, Sue Heilborn and Ed Smith were among more than 6,400 Washburn County voters going to the polls on Tuesday, April 5. - Photo by Larry Samson

Washburn County Judge Eugene Harrington casts his ballot. - Photo by Danielle Moe

No candidates for several offices

Filling open seats may take some time

Gregg Westigard | Staff writer WASHBURN COUNTY – The search for candidates started in early December and by election day Tuedsay, April 5 there were still no candidates on the ballot and no registered write-in candidates for three positions in Washburn County. The blank spots are for District 19 on the Washburn County board, Ward 4 on the Spooner City Council, and Ward 1 on the Shell Lake City Council. The person with the most votes in a write-in contest will

not necessarily be the person who takes the office. That winner must first decide if they wish to accept the position. Voters can write in any name on the ballot and with no registered write-in candidates, the person with the most writein votes may not want to serve. In the case where the write-in winner declines the election, that spot remains vacant until the newly elected board or council takes office in mid-April and decides how to fill the vacancy. The appointment of a new person to fill each of the three positions could take a while.

Packed pipeline safety program held in Shell Lake

Over 40 people from local fire departments, local officials and emergency responders attended a pipeline safety meeting at the Shell Lake Community Center sponsored by Enbridge on Tuesday, March 29. The training program covered incident response, leak recognition, product hazards, safety initiatives and defining high consequence areas. The training was targeted to emergency responders, excavators and public officials. — Photos by Danielle Danford

RIGHT: Laura Kircher, Enbridge public awareness coordinator, holds two different-sized hula hoops to show the size difference of pipes used by Enbridge. Calling 811 before digging anywhere was a safety procedure referenced throughout the presentation.


2016 county health rankings released SPOONER - The Washburn County Health Department acknowledges the 2016 County Health Rankings Report. It is a snapshot of the health of counties across the country within each state, not across states. The rankings look at how healthy people feel and how long they live. These rankings use data related to health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors and physical environment. County Health Rankings are intended to call attention to those areas of health concern and create interest and commitment to improving the outcome. Health is not a singular effort but a combined work in progress across all community partners. Washburn County’s rank fell from 59 in 2014 to 69 in 2015 to 70 in 2016. It may

appear alarming at first until it is taken into consideration that data used for most indicators is from 2006-2013. It is actually looking at a picture of the county several years ago. The County Ranking measures health outcomes and health factors. Health outcomes measures length of life and quality of life. The measure looks at premature death — number of years of potential life lost before age 75, low birth weights and the results of a telephone survey asking participants the number of days they felt poor physically or mentally. Washburn County ranked 70 out of 72. Health factors looks at four major factors, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors and physical environment. Washburn County improved here for the third year in a row, moving

Spooner officer resigns after OWI arrest

important role. In 1991 the International Danielle Danford | Staff writer SPOONER - A Spooner police officer Association of Chiefs of Police adopted a code of ethics to govern resigned from his position the conduct of its members. with the Spooner Police DeThis code of ethics is used as partment on Monday, March an oath of office during the 28, after being arrested for graduation ceremony for operating while intoxicated many law enforcement pertwo days earlier. sonnel. While the Register Dustin Anderson, 26, awaits confirmation that the Spooner, was recently made SPD follows this exact code a full-time officer. He crashed of ethics, Anderson’s action a 2003 Buick LeSabre on Satof resigning his position folurday, March 26, just north lowing his arrest speaks volof Spooner on CTH K. Anumes. derson was off duty at the The law enforcement code time. The Wisconsin State Dustin Anderson states that an officer’s funPatrol reports Anderson had damental duties are to serve a scratch suffered in the accident but he was checked and released the community; safeguard lives and by responding EMTs. Anderson was then property; protect the innocent against arrested for operating while intoxicated, deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against his first offense. The Spooner Police Department has violence or disorder; and respect the consince reported that Anderson resigned stitutional rights of all to liberty, equality from his position on Monday, March 28, and justice. The code also states that officers must and that Chief Jerry Christman accepted keep their private lives unsullied and rechis resignation.  Because law enforcement is a profes- ognize the badge as a symbol of public sion, ethics and ethical conduct play an faith and trust.

SHELL LAKE - WITC will provide the class, Mushroom 3: The Genus Russula, Monday, April 25, 6-9 p.m., at the Shell Lake High School. The genus Russula includes some very beautiful and interesting species of forest mushrooms, and many are very hard to

up from 52 in 2014 to 42 in 2016. That means the changes that are being made are working to improve the overall health of Washburn County. Programming has been implemented to address some of the causes of premature death. One in four people in Washburn County is over the age of 65. Chronic disease prevention remains a priority with area medical providers. Washburn County health officer, Jerri Pederson explains, “The Affordable Health Care Act and BadgerCare Plus for adults have enabled more people to access care for physical and mental health disorders.” The Washburn County Health Department, in partnership with Spooner Health System, completed a Community Health Assessment in 2015. The depart-

Sarah went missing 20 years ago SHELL LAKE - Sara Bushland went missing 20 years ago. She has been missing since April 3, 1996. At the time of her disappearance she was a Spooner teenager. She would be 33 years old now. Over these past 20 years, the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation have actively pursued any and all Sarah Bushland in 1996 and as she might appear today leads provided by the public. Exhaustive searches have been at age 33. – Special photos conducted multiple times. say, “You know, I do know something Many interviews with potential suspects and those with information about Sara,” and call the Washburn have been done, in some cases many County Sheriff’s Office. Any informatimes with the same person. Some of the tion, no matter how insignificant, may leads and interviews have taken law en- be the needle in the haystack that law forcement to other counties and states, enforcement is looking for. Please call 715-468-4700 or the Naleaving no stone unturned. Bushland’s disappearance is still an ac- tional Center for Missing and Exploited tive investigation, and the sheriff’s office Children at 800-843-5678. To remain is once again asking the public for help. anonymous, please call the tip line They are hoping that this reminder of her at 715-468-2720. — with information from disappearance will generate increased the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office information. Hopefully someone will

WITC class at Shell Lake

distinguish. Because russulas are typically fairly large, and because they are often brightly colored, amatuer mushroomers are frequently interested in identifying them. Students will learn about the edible and toxic species and also look at closely related and similar-looking mushrooms.

ment works in collaboration with local governments, nonprofit organizations, health-care facilities, business groups, schools, faith-based organizations and many other stakeholders to develop a plan to improve the health of all people in Washburn County. Real-time data is used for the Community Health Improvement Plan. The complete Community Assessment and CHIP are available on the Spooner Health System website at and the Washburn County Health Department website at The County Health Rankings can be found at — from Washburn County Health Department

Relationships with trees and other plants and fungi will also be discussed. As a follow-up to the Wild Mushrooms 101 or 201 classes, students can start narrowing identification searches down as they become familiar with this common group of mushrooms.

Please register with WITC by calling 800-243-9482, ext. 5045, or witc/edu/ search. Class number is 26787. Cost is $17.34 or senior fee of $4.50. — from Shell Lake Community Ed

Spring Hearing and Conservation Congress annual county meeting set MADISON – Wisconsin residents will be able to nominate and elect local representatives to the Wisconsin Conservation Congress at the DNR Spring Hearings and Conservation Congress’ annual county meetings held on Monday, April 11, starting at 7 p.m. Washburn County’s meeting will be held at the Spooner High School, auditorium, 801 CTH A, Spooner.   Individuals interested in natural resources management will also have the opportunity to provide their input by nonbinding vote and testimony on proposed rule changes and advisory questions relating to conservation and fish and wildlife management in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Conservation Congress is officially recognized as the only advisory body in the state where citizens elect county delegates to represent their interests on natural resources issues on a local and statewide level to the Natural Resources Board and the Department of

Natural Resources. At the meeting, citizens will have the opportunity to comment and register their support, or nonsupport, for DNR proposed rule changes as well as congress proposals that could someday become the rules that regulate fishing, hunting, trapping and other outdoor recreation activities in Wisconsin. They may also submit ideas to address conservation needs or concerns they observe through the WCC resolution process. Results of the public’s input on these proposals will be presented to the Natural Resources Board in May.  If there is significant support for a proposal, the WCC advisory question could become a DNR rule change proposal in following years. This year in addition to 12 DNR and NRB questions, the Conservation Congress will seek public input on 33 advisory questions on a range of topics, some of which include:

• A proposal to eliminate the “artificial only” restriction from regular season trout regulations; • A proposal to create a Senior Citizen Conservation Patron License; • A proposal to disallow permanent waterfowl blinds on public lands; • A proposal to ban lead fishing tackle and ban lead shot on DNR managed lands; • A proposal to increase hunting, fishing, and trapping license fees. “Conservation Congress advisory questions generally originate from citizens’ ideas.” said Rob Bohmann, chairman of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress.  “If resolutions presented at the county level meetings are supported, the resolution is advanced to one of the congress’ advisory committees and the congress executive council for consideration. “Each year, there are over 200 resolutions submitted locally.  Not all pass, but

the ones that do have the potential to become a rule, policy or legislative change in the subsequent years,” Bohmann said. “It is a true grassroots process that empowers the citizens of this state to shape natural resources policy.” The complete 2016 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources spring rules hearings questionnaire is available for review online or at local DNR service centers.  Individuals without Internet access may be able to view the online questionnaire by visiting their local library. People interested in attending the hearings are encouraged to review the questionnaire online prior to the April 11 hearings and should arrive at the hearing location early to register before the hearings begin at 7 p.m. For additional information on the spring hearings, please visit and search key words spring hearings. — from WisDNR

St. Francis to hold “Wild, Wild West” fundraiser SPOONER - St. Francis de Sales School would like to invite members of the community to visit the “Wild, Wild West” on Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m. Their annual spring gala, supporting the school, includes a meal, silent auction and raffle prizes as well as live entertainment.  Live music will be provided by Nancy

and the Backwoods Boys, a country band featuring fiddle reels. The school is proud to partner with The Roost of Sarona, who will cater the Western-themed chuck wagon meal.  Jeff Chartier, who will soon be providing the food at the Spooner Golf Club, will barbecue chicken on-site and provide all the fixings.

Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in Western-themed attire and enjoy the fun of raffles, games, photo booth, drinks, tasty food and great entertainment. A variety of silent auction items includes themed baskets as well as events and services from Eau Claire, Duluth and Twin Cities businesses and entertainment

venues. Call the St. Francis de Sales school office at 715-635-2774 for advanced tickets at a reduced price. St. Francis de Sales welcomes all to attend and join in the fun. — from St. Francis  


IMC/from page 2 forming a surgery on a broken hip. “The instruments I was using were inadequate, so I sent Jim Swan, our maintenance man, down to Tarbox Hardware to buy a hammer.” The baby boom also affected the new hospital. One nurse remembered that the original nursery was so tiny that even though additional bassinets were brought in regularly they had more babies than expected and often had to make beds for them in dresser drawers. In 1958, a clinic was constructed, where the current clinic stands. By 1959, the hospital had outgrown its usefulness as patients sometimes overflowed into the hallway, downstairs and anywhere they could find room. In 1967, preparations were made for Shell Lake to finance much of the cost of an entirely new hospital. Pledges totaling $105,000 were received. The city financed the remaining cost with a bond. June 3, 1968: A ground-breaking ceremony was held for the new two-story hospital. Within 72 hours of the new hospital opening, it was reported that all 42 beds were filled. Moen remarked that, “Almost from the start we were putting some patients in the old hospital.” Charles and Mary Lewis, not wanting to stress the community’s pocketbook after an overwhelming “yes” vote on the bond, funded half of the cost

ACCIDENT REPORT Saturday, March 19, at approximately 5:40 a.m., Tamanna Gulati, 27, Chicago, Ill., was southbound on Hwy. 53 in the Town of Sarona when she lost control of the 2016 Nissan Versa sedan she was driving and went into the ditch. No injuries or damage were reported. The vehicle was removed from

of the third-story addition to the two-story hospital. The city financed the other $200,000. That addition was opened to patients in 1972 and named after the Lewises. In time the old hospital became a residential care facility for the recovery care of people with alcohol and drug addictions. The care facility relocated when the building was demolished in 1989. In 1982, Fairview Community Hospitals of Minneapolis, Minn., acquired Shell Lake Memorial Hospital, and changed the name to Indianhead Medical Center. In 1989, IMC faced closure after its then owner, Fairview Hospital System, announced it would discontinue its operation of the facility on Oct. 9. The decision was attributed to the steady decline in patients and a physician shortage. Later that year, Fairview decided to sell Indianhead Medical Center to a management company based out of Baltimore, Md., called MidAtlantic Health Management. In 2016, Regional Health, owned by Kevin Jack of Menomonie, acquired IMC from MidAtlantic Health Management. For more about IMC’s future In this photo from 1987, Paul Naglosky, current IMC administrator, opand its new owner please see the story: New owner erates a pulmonary function machine. In his nearly 30-year career at the sees bright future for Indianhead Medical Center, hospital, Naglosky has seen a number of changes and advances in mediin this issue. cal technology. Today, a machine about the size of a tablet can do the same test in 20 minutes compared to taking several hours to complete in the past.

the ditch. On Wednesday, March 23, at approximately 1:17 a.m., Matthew Whitmore, 39, Sarona, was driving a 2004 Toyota Sienna westbound on CTH D just west of Hoover Road in the Town of Birchwood when he hit a deer. No injuries were reported. The vehicle had

moderate damage to the front and front driver side. On Saturday, March 26, at approximately 8:57 p.m., Derek Swan, 20, Shell Lake, was driving a 2007 Ford Fusion on Hwy. 53 when the vehicle slid into the median at the intersection of Hwy. 77 in the city of Minong. The

vehicle became stuck in mud. No injuries or damage were reported. The vehicle was removed by a tow truck. — Danielle Danford with information from the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office

SASD seeks feedback on strategic plan SPOONER - In the summer of 2015, leaders from across the Spooner Area School District met to forecast projects that need attention during the 2015-16 school year and beyond. In August, the administration began developing a list of goals, projects and initiatives they envisioned. When the Studer Group presented their  summary of SASD’s state of affairs in August 2015, it was recommended that the board apply a systemwide, measurable accountability system, like a strategic plan.  With months of discussion at the board committee level and review of measurable goals for student achievement, the board requested a summary document for public distribution and feedback in

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners March 28 - $35 Austin Reinhart, La Crosse March 29 - $35 Luke Kimmes, Carroll, Iowa March 30 - $35 Chris Cassellius, Eagan, Minn. March 31 - $35 Mark Ullom, Barronett April 1 - $35 Audie Parenteau, Shell Lake

Stresau Laboratory Inc. Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio


Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station

2015 High Low Precip. March 28 34 14 March 29 42 27 March 30 46 27 .19” rain March 31 48 32 .04” rain April 1 61 35 April 2 68 35 .18” rain April 3 63 26 2016 High Low Precip. March 28 38 24 March 29 57 28 March 30 62 33 .15” rain March 31 45 35 .16” rain April 1 49 28 .01” rain trace snow April 2 38 25 April 3 30 21 .4” snow

February. District personnel designed a strategic plan document summarizing district focus areas and initiatives. The four focus areas of the strategic plan are accompanied by a list of projects that align to initiatives.  At the Monday, March 21, board meet-

ing, the board discussed the drafted documents and agreed that the projects would take the district into 2018. The board and administration are seeking feedback on the strategic plan and projects by midnight on Friday, April 8.  To provide feedback on the drafted doc-

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uments, visit You can also find the drafted documents and provide feedback here: spooner.k12. cfm. — from SASD

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• Charles B. Conselman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Conselman, Shell Lake, was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant. At the time, he was stationed in Germany with the 57th Medical Division of the Army. • Plans were completed for the annual PTA school carnival. Queen candidates were Judy White and Mary Moen, kindergarten; Mary Pat Welter, first grade; Bethel Gilberts, first and second grade; Betty Nieman, second and third grade; JoAnne Lewis, third grade; Mary Jane Bitney, fourth grade; Barbara Rohli, fifth grade; Cynthia Nelson, sixth grade; Janice Spaulding, Bashaw Brook; and Arlene Worre, Woodyard. • Serving on the Town of Sarona Board were Mrs. L.M. Sauer, clerk; Mervyn Elliott, treasurer; Jack Stodola, assessor; Orville Crotteau, chairman; Howard Johnson, supervisor; and Tony Roeser, supervisor. • Dr. and Mrs. D.V. Moen, Tom and Babs, Mike Penning and Kathy Lewis attended the boat show in Minneapolis.

• Visiting the area before making a move to the community were Dr. Stephen Carlson and his wife, Gloria, and their children, Pamela, 5, Christopher, 2-1/2, and Kendra, 14 months. • Shell Lake policemen Rolland Schaefer and Bill Wilson resigned their jobs to take other employment. • Shell Lake students Dan Elliot, Tom Elliott, Aaron Milton, Scott Visger, Ed McGraw and Jeff Hebert were among 500 wrestlers from throughout the state that competed in an invitational wrestling meet at Minocqua. Dan placed fourth in the 124-pound weight class and Tom placed fourth in the 128-pound weight class. They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. George Elliott. • The Garry Crosbys children were quite ill and hospitalized.

• Candidates for Miss Shell Lake were Tiffany VanWyhe, Lauralei Glessing, Sarah Petterson, Tracie Thompson, Alissa Folstad, Sonya Swearingen and Crystal Java. • Kelly Funk served as master of ceremonies for the Miss Shell Lake pageant. A musical number was performed by Heather Stouffer and Pam Carlson. Pam’s School of Dance also gave a performance. • Winners of bicycles at the Shell Lake Easter egg hunt were Lucas Ruhl, Brady Marschall, Nicole Ziegler, Samantha Ruhl and Matt Klinkhammer. Brigitte Zillmer, dressed as the Easter Bunny, handed out candy. Becky Anderson was the organizer of the hunt. • Nine-year-old Cole Halverson, member of the Excella 4-H Club, was named Outstanding 4-H’er.

1966 – 50 Years Ago

• Dora Siebens returned home after spending two weeks in the hospital with the flu. • John Shimek, employed by the U.S. Government Geological Survey at Hot Springs, Ark., was home in Sarona until the summer projects would start. • Pvt. John M. Schuster and Pvt. Andrew A. Schuster, sons of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Schuster, Shell Lake, were home on leave following basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. They were to return to Fort Dix, N.J., for eight weeks of advanced infantry training. John and Andrew were members of the 128th Infantry National Guard Unit of River Falls. • Al White, who operated an airplane service in Cloquet, Minn., flew Mr. and Mrs. Dick Swan and Monica to Shell Lake where the Irvin Swans met them at the airport and took them to their home to enjoy dinner. They flew back to Cloquet later in the afternoon.

1986 – 30 Years Ago

• The Washburn County Farmers Union sponsored a visit to Shell Lake by Gov. Anthony Earl. • The children and grandchildren of Richard and Margaret Lemke entertained them at a prime rib dinner and party at Club 70 in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary. • Shell Lake agriculture class students attending an agriculture techniques contest in River Falls were John Hubin, Clint Shell, David Lawrence, David Dahlstrom, Jeff Bergman, Carl Meister, Matt Bergmann, Tom Forrestal, Cass Shell, Bill Wickman, Mark Knoop, Todd Ullom, Dan Kempin, Rodney Smith, Eric Leckel, Chris Hopke, Randy Melton and Chuck Mortensen. • Ephraim and Inga Sather attended Sunday service at the Catholic church in Spooner for the first Communion of Justin Sather and also to get acquainted with great-granddaughter Janette Lori, born March 26 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth. They had dinner at Rickie and Jane Sather’s home with many relatives and friends.

2006 – 10 Years Ago

• An open house was held at the United Methodist Church in Shell Lake in honor of Evelyn Olson’s 90th birthday. • New officers for the Shell Lake FFA were Tyler Latz, president; Keith Mechtel, vice president; Josh Lisenby, secretary; Kenna Organ, treasurer; Samantha Mechtel, reporter; Heidi Smith, student adviser; and Jake Dinsmore, sentinel. • In celebration of the Week of the Young Child, 4-year-old students from Salem Preschool walked to Lake Mall in Shell Lake to see their artwork displayed on the bulletin board. Teachers Carol Waltz and Kathy Hewitt accompanied students Zac Irvine, Luke Savas, Anna Mikula, Annika Swan, Jonny Briggs, Abby Smith and Harkeen Singh. • A 30-minute program featuring the life of Aage Duch, Sarona, was shown at Salem Lutheran Church. Duch, a Danish immigrant to the United States, was featured on Danish television.


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hildren’s book author Beverly Cleary will turn 100 on Tuesday, April 12. Cleary didn’t begin reading until the second grade; she found children’s books of the time uninteresting. Books in those days, back in the 1920s, had been published in England and the children had nannies and pony carts and they seemed “like a bunch of sis-

sies to me.” Her books have no pony carts or nannies. Her books come alive with lively characters living in a real, recognizable world, tackling the experiences and emotions of actual American children. Generations of readers have grown up with Cleary’s beloved and memorable characters, including Ralph S. Mouse: “Pb-pb-b-b-b. Pb-pb-b-b-b.” With these magic vocables, Ralph the mouse revs up a dream come true — his very own motorcycle. Living in a knothole in a hotel room, young Ralph has seen plenty of families come and go, some more generous with their crumbs than others. But when young Keith and his parents check in to the hotel, Ralph gets his first chance

to check out. He has always fantasized about venturing beyond the second floor, maybe even outside. Curiosity overcomes caution, and Ralph must have a go at Keith’s toy motorcycle. Soon, the headstrong mouse finds himself in a pickle, when all he wanted was to ride a motorcycle. Lucky for him, the boy understands how it is. When he discovers Ralph in his thwarted attempt to abscond with the toy bike, Keith generously encourages the rodent to ride. He even teaches him the simple trick of starting the motorcycle: “You have to make a noise ... pb-pb-b-b-b.” The subsequent situations Ralph motors into require quick thinking and grown-up-sized courage.

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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS Thursday, April 7 • 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. • 8th-annual WITC Tastefully Offering Academic Scholarships Together wine and beer tasting event, 5:30-8 p.m., The HUB at WITC-Rice Lake. All proceeds go toward WITC Foundation scholarships and student support. Hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and raffles. Thursday, April 7 & Friday, April 8 • Spooner Area Blood Drive 1-7 p.m., Thursday; and 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner.  To schedule an appointment please call 800733-2767 or go online to and search by Sponsor Code: Spooner.  Driver’s license or blood donor card is required to donate. Saturday, April 9 • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Tickets 9 a.m. Distribution 9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. Contact 715-635-9309, 715-4684017 or 715-222-4410. Sunday, April 10 • By-the-bagful meat raffle starting at 3 p.m., VFW Post 10568 N8595 CTH M, Springbrook. For more information, call 715-766-2128.

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Friday, April 15 • “Untalent Show,” Ceska Opera House, Haugen, 7:30 p.m. Reservations required, call 715-234-5600. • Reservations deadline for presentation of women’s cancer concerns, on Saturday, April 30, at 11 a.m., Spooner Golf Course. Please call 715-635-7573 or 715828-1852. Saturday, April 16 • Community garage sale at the Barronett Community Center. • Fifth-annual sock hop, 7 to 10 p.m., VFW Post 10568 N8595 CTH M, Springbrook. For more information, call 715-766-2128. • St. Francis de Sales School “Wild, Wild West” spring gala, 6 p.m. For advanced tickets call at 715-635-2774. Monday, April 18 • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner.  • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m., at the lodge. • Dining at 5, Spooner Senior Citizens. Call 715-6358283, 24 hours in advance for reservations. Tuesday, April 19 • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 8-9:30 a.m. For more information, call 715-6354669. Wednesday, April 20 •  Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 4 p.m., at the library. The public is welcome. Thursday, April 21 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting available. • Washburn County Historical Society Board of Directors meeting, 4 p.m., Hewitt Building, Shell Lake Museum Complex. Public is welcome. For more information, call 715-468-2982. Friday, April 22 • Dining at 5, Birchwood Senior Citizens Center. Call  715-354-3001, 24 hours in advance to make reservation. Saturday, April 23 • Sucker fishing contest. Judging is at 5 p.m. VFW Post 10568 N8595 CTH M, Springbrook. For more information, call 715-766-2128. • 17th-annual Regional Hospice Services Spring Fling Gala, Tesora Northwoods Crossing, Siren. 5 p.m.  social hour with silent auction, games, raffles.  7 p.m. entertainment. 8 p.m. grand-prize raffle drawing. All proceeds go to Regional Hospice. To reserve dinner tickets or to purchase raffle tickets, please call, 715-6359077.


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Monday, April 11 • Dining at 5, Friendship Commons, Shell Lake. Call 715-468-4750, 24 hours in advance to make reservation. Tuesday, April 12 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. • Shell Lake School retirees lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lakeview Bar & Grill. • Shell Lake Book Club, 6 p.m., Lakeview Bar and Grill. Wednesday, April 13 • Railroad Memories Museum Board of Directors meeting,  1 p.m., Spooner City Hall. All volunteers welcome. • Free community meal, 4 to 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Skywarn Weather Spotter Training Class, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Spooner Fire Hall Administration Building, 1407 N. Front Street, Spooner, hosted by Washburn County Office of Emergency Management. Thursday, April 14 • Job Fair 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at WITC Conference Center, 1900 College Drive, Rice Lake. Free admission. Special hiring period for veterans and prejob-fair workshop attendees from 10 - 11 a.m. Register online at duffyhouse. gov. • Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. • Open Mic at The Dock Coffee, 218 Elm St., Spooner.    Sign up at  6 p.m., performers 6:30-9 p.m.  Always held on the second  Thursday  of every month.  Call Carol McDowall with questions, 715-4160489.




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County Deer Advisory Council recommendations available for review and comment through April 17 MADISON - County Deer Advisory Council recommendations, which include antlerless quotas, permit levels and various season structure options for 2016, are now available for public review and comment. Those with an interest in local deer management are encouraged to review these recommendations and complete an online public input form. Submissions are due Sunday, April 17. To provide feedback online or find county deer management information, visit dnr. and search keyword CDAC. Public comments may also be sent to CDAC members at any time during the public comment period. Contact information for CDACs is available on the DNR website. Each council will review public feedback at meetings during the week of April 18 before making final recommendations to the Department of Natural Resources. These recommendations will be advanced to the Natural Resources Board for approval in May. — from WisDNR

Letter carriers announce food drive WASHBURN COUNTY - The Washburn County rural letter carriers and the National Association of Letter Carriers have announced the date for the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. This year the food drive will be held on Saturday, May 14. Last year, nationwide, letter carriers collected just short of 71 million pounds of food. Over the 23 previous years, over 1.4 billion pounds of food have been col-

lected for local pantries. The theme for this year’s drive is Building on a Billion. With this theme, carriers hope to have the best food drive ever. Questions about the food drive may directed to your local post office or to Marilyn LaPorte at 715-520-0352 or to Susan Adams, coordinator of the Washburn County Food Pantry, at 715-635-9309. — from WCRLC

Hunt Hill to host soup lunch SARONA - Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, Sarona, will be hosting a soup lunch at noon on Tuesday, April 12.  Registration is not required.  Warm yourself with a bowl of soup while enjoying camaraderie and conversation. This final soup lunch of the season will feature Dave Zeug, retired Wisconsin conservation officer.  Zeug  grew up in Northwest Wisconsin with the dream of becoming a Wisconsin conservation officer, which became reality in 1974.  He retired as the administrator of the DNR’s

18-county Northern Region’s enforcement and science program. He’ll attempt to explain what the life of a conservation warden is like in the north with a few anecdotal stories, and how the state’s wardens influence the quality of the environment. For more information, call Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary at 715-635-6543, email, or visit their website, — from Hunt Hill

Tobias receives DNR award WOODRUFF - Tim Tobias, a 1987 graduate of Shell Lake High School and a 1991 graduate of Stevens Point, was recently honored by receiving the Department of Natural Resources’ Fisheries Management Technician of the Year Award. He is the son of Don and Sharon Tobias, Shell Lake. In addition to his normal duties, Tobias has volunteered to take on and assist with several cross-program projects, including duck and goose banding with the wildlife program. He has been functioning as a paraprofessional to the biologist and has worked on many higher level projects over the past year; he took the initiative and contacted a number of private lake landowners and worked with them to gain access with the department’s large boom shocker. Tobias has also shown tremendous leadership in his work with the inland lake trout plan. In addition to his strong leadership on these projects, it should be noted that he always has a “can-do” attitude and will step forward to take the lead on any particular work task. Tobias has worked for the DNR since 1998 and is currently a fisheries technician and resides with his family in Woodruff. — submitted

Skywarn weather spotter class offered SPOONER - The Washburn County Office of Emergency Management will be hosting a Skywarn Weather Spotter Training Class on Wednesday, April 13, at the Spooner Fire Hall Administration Building, located at 1407 N. Front St., Spooner. The class will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The training is open to any interested indi-

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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS 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.

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here’s been a lot more reminiscing at our Tuesday morning coffee time. This time we have spent time reminiscing about the pavilion.    The American Legion Pavilion was built by Lloyd and Frank Bohn and other Legionnaires. The pavilion was used many times a week for various activities. The Shell Lake Grade and High School basketball games were played in the building as the school gym was too small to use for games.   It was very popular for dances.  Some of the bands that played there were Whoopy John, Slim Jim and the Vagabond Kid, Franky Yankovic and Walt Thorton.  These bands not only played for dances and enjoyment, but also for parties of all kinds including wedding dances.  There were also square dances.  Claude J. Cooley would entertain us with his Buck and Wing Clog Dancing.  He was so good that he could have performed for Lawrence Welk if he would have been around at that time. Sunday afternoon was set aside for roller skating and enjoyed by not only the young people but by the older folks as well.

The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts also used this building for their activities. It was used regularly for meetings of all kinds. The pavilion was heated by a doublebarrel stove, which meant there had to be wood and it was the job of the high school boys to go out in the company pasture and gather it.  One of the jobs that was given to the grade school children was to sweep the cornmeal off the floor after each dance.  Everyone used the pavilion and enjoyed having all the activities that were available to them. However, when the lake got higher it created a problem. Water would enter the pavilion and it needed to be mopped up every day before a scheduled activity. The pavilion provided a lot of great memories for the four of us and many others.  We spend a lot of time at coffee reminiscing about that era of life. However, we wouldn’t want to relive it for real now. Other entertainment was the Harry Brown shows that came every summer.  The high school boys worked putting up the big tent by the lake and

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Every Tuesday, Alvin Holman, Del Soholt, Elmer Anderson and Cy Atkinson gather at Thru the Woods Cafe in Shell Lake to reminisce and tell stories of days gone by. — Photo by Larry Samson for their hard work received free passes to the show.  A couple of the favorite shows were “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and “Jessie James” performed by this group. There were free shows on Thursday night all summer and fall.  They were held between the railroad tracks and the lake. There were bleachers that would hold about 100 people and others would sit on blankets to watch the show. The large screen was permanently up year-round.  People came from miles around the area not only by car but also by horse and buggy.  There

were always vendors at each show that would sell popcorn and candy.  The vendors were Pat Kearns, Tip Reinhart, Don Goetzl, Del Soholt, Cab and Chuck Lutz and others.  They would sell for the merchants on Main Street. Thursday evening was a very busy time for all the storeowners with everyone wanting to do shopping while they were in town. We are planning to do more articles on the lake and school activities, providing our memories don’t run out.   

Tips to help homeowners avoid potential bear conflicts MADISON – Many bears throughout Wisconsin have begun to emerge from their dens, and homeowners are encouraged to take precautions to avoid potential conflicts with hungry bears. Black bears normally avoid contact with people, but when food sources are available bears can quickly learn to associate humans with food.  “Many of these conflicts occur as a result of some type of attractant, especially bird feeders, garbage cans, grills, uncontained compost, or pet food left outside and accessible,” said Brad Koele, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wildlife damage specialist. According to Koele, it is especially important to remove these attractants during the spring, when bears are emerging from dens and looking to restore depleted energy reserves when natural foods are

limited. It is illegal to intentionally feed bears in Wisconsin, but it is also important for homeowners to make sure they do not unintentionally feed bears via an accessible food source near their home. If a bear finds food such as bird feed or garbage near your home it will likely return, and visits may stop when food is no longer available. Bears will periodically check sites where food was once available, so it may take several days to weeks before a bear will quit visiting a site once the food source has been removed. Homeowners can follow these steps to avoid attracting bears: • Don’t knowingly feed a bear; • Completely remove bird feeders, even during daytime hours - bears are active during the day and may cause problems even if the feeders are out only during

that time; • Clean areas where bird feeders were located so that accumulated deposits of spilled seed are removed; • Reduce garbage odors by rinsing food cans before putting them in covered recycling containers or garbage cans; • Keep meat scraps in the freezer until garbage day, and if possible, keep garbage cans in a closed building until the morning of pickup; • Be sure to lock commercial dumpsters; • Keep pet food inside or inaccessible to bears even during daytime hours; and • Keep barbeque grills and picnic tables clean. “If a bear is near your home, wave your arms and make noise to scare it away back away slowly and seek a safe location where you can wait for the bear to leave;

when scaring a bear away, make sure it has a clear escape route - never corner a bear,” said Koele. “If you encounter a bear while in the woods, stay calm and do not approach the bear. Never approach a sow with cubs, and do not attempt to break up a fight between your pet and a bear.” The department partners with the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Wildlife Services to respond to approximately 800 bear-related complaints reported in Wisconsin each year. Homeowners who are unable to resolve a conflict with a bear should contact the USDA Wildlife Services toll-free line at 800-228-1368 for properties in northern Wisconsin.  For more information regarding bears and safety, visit and search keywords “bear.” — from WisDNR

Test well water for bacteria in the spring SPOONER - Spring is an important time of year for people who rely on well water or a private well for their drinking water supply. “Despite statewide efforts to protect groundwater, it is important to remember that groundwater is a local resource. Local people are the ones who can choose whether to conserve, protect or pollute it,” notes Beverly Stencel, community resource development educator with the Washburn County Extension Office. “We all need to actively participate in protecting our groundwater.” The groundwater, which supplies your well, starts as precipitation in the form of melting snow and spring rains. In

the spring, precipitation recharges the groundwater supply. Because this recharge of groundwater can occur rapidly, wells can quickly become contaminated by bacteria if it is present. Coliform bacteria tests are an easy way to determine whether your water supply is free from harmful bacteria. Coliform bacteria are common in soils and are not generally considered harmful to health, however, they are also found in human and animal waste. For this reason, a coliform bacteria test is used as an indication of the sanitary condition of a water supply. A properly constructed well should not contain any coliform bacteria; the bacte-

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mended that private wells be tested annually for coliform bacteria and nitrate, only about 5 percent of wells in Wisconsin are actually tested each year. The local Washburn County Extension Office, 850 W. Beaverbrook Ave., Spooner, has water test kits available for sale. The kits can be purchased at the Extension office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Visit the Department of Natural Resources website at DrinkingWater/QualityProblems.html for more information and answers to some of the most common questions concerning well water and well testing in Wisconsin. — from UWEXT

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You learn something new every day … Did you know the Shell Lake Public Library has nearly 3,000 DVDs?


rom newly released blockbusters like “The Martian” to movie classics such as “Gone with the Wind,” the library literally has something for everyone. They own suspense thrillers, comedies, dramas, musicals, documentaries, Westerns and more. They also have

many popular network and cable TV series such as “Scandal,” “The Blacklist,” “Downton Abbey” and “Sherlock” just to name a few. Don’t forget about the kids. The library has over 360 new and classic kids’ movies, cartoons and TV series. Each patron may have as many as 10 DVDs checked out at one time, for a period of one week. The library’s website, shelllakelibrary. org, lists the most recent movie additions and the library catalog so you can see what is currently available. A patron can

also use his or her library card number to log in and request items. If you don’t have a library card, you can come in and get one for free. DVDs can also be requested from other libraries if the library doesn’t happen to have what you are

looking for. And best of all, as with all materials, DVDs are free to borrow. So, stop by and pick up a few for your next family movie night, date night, or all-night-binge-watching session.

Spooner student council to host blood drive to save lives and earn scholarship money SPOONER - On Tuesday, April 12, the Spooner High School Student Council will host their semiannual blood drive. The drive will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Spooner High School gymnasium. Each donation has the ability to save three lives. And with every donation of blood, the American Red Cross will do-

nate scholarship money to be given to graduating student council members to help further their studies after high school. To donate: • All donors must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds to be eligible. • Donors should be prepared with their driver’s license and blood donor card if

Four generations of the Stellrecht family

you have one. • Donors can choose to give whole blood or double red blood cells. The donation process for double red blood cells will take a little bit longer. Donors for double red blood cells must weigh at least 130 pounds for men and 150 pounds for women. • Get a good night’s sleep before dona-

tion day, drink plenty of water before and after, and be sure to eat after the donation to prevent lightheadedness. To make an appointment, call or stop in to the Spooner High School office or find the Spooner High School Blood Drive online at — from SASD

April is National Safe Digging Month

MADISON - Spring has arrived and so has Safe Digging Month. April is recognized by underground utility damage prevention stakeholders as National Safe Digging Month. The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin reminds residents and professional excavators to always call 811 before they dig. “Safety is our top priority and April marks the start of spring digging season,” explained PSC Chair Ellen Nowak.  “A free call to Wisconsin’s Diggers Hotline, at 811, will notify the appropriate utility companies to mark the underground lines at the excavation location so you can work safely around them.” The PSC is asking Wisconsin residents to participate in the 811 promise: Make a free call to 811 a few days before digging. Wait the required time. Locate accurately. Respect the marks. Dig with care.

National Safe Digging Month promotes awareness of safe digging practices across the country and is meant to serve as a reminder to always call 811 before every digging project, large or small, to prevent employee injuries, repair costs, and costly fines, which can occur when an underground gas, electric, communications, water or sewer line is unintentionally hit. The 811 phone number is a free, FCCdesignated national number that connects callers from anywhere in the country to their local one-call center. The one-call center will then alert the appropriate underground facility owners so they can dispatch locators to mark the approximate location of their lines with paint or flags, after which professionals and homeowners can dig safely around the marks. — from PSC

Attend WITC preview day, receive application voucher The four generations of the Stellrecht family of Shell Lake include, counterclockwise from left, Bethany Stellrecht, Harris Mark Feidt, Elsie Stellrecht and Mark Stellrecht. — Photo submitted

Dewey-LaFollette Trudy DeLawyer, Dixie Andrea, Connie Quam, Kris Fjelstad, Karen Mangelsen, Beth Crosby and Lida Nordquist went to Cumberland on Tuesday afternoon to visit Lorraine Crosby. Beverly Brunclik and Shirley Mack joined the group also to help Lorraine celebrate her 90th birthday. Karen Mangelsen called on Marlene and Bruce Swearingen on Thursday morning. Nina, Lawrence and Donna Hines visited Lida Nordquist on Thursday afternoon. Brian Hines was a Friday visitor of Gerry and Donna Hines. Karen Mangelsen went to Siren on

Karen Mangelsen Friday evening and attended the Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre presentation of “Robin Hood.” Gerry and Donna Hines, and Hank and Karen Mangelsen visited Lawrence and Nina Hines on Saturday afternoon. A large number of people attended the surprise anniversary party for Marvin and Gladys Knoop Saturday afternoon at the Dewey Town Hall. Congratulations to them on their 63 years of marriage. Lida Nordquist called on Nina and Lawrence Hines on Sunday noon.  Later, Lida and Marlene Swearingen spent some time visiting Donna and Gerry Hines.

RICE LAKE - WITC-Rice Lake will host a Spring Preview Day on Tuesday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. to noon. The morning will include a tour of the college and an overview of services. Preregistration is recommended. All those who attend who are seniors in high school or older will receive free vouchers to cover the cost of the $30 application fee. Helpful information about the admissions process, tuition costs, financial aid, scholarships, student housing and other services will familiarize prospective students with college life and the Rice Lake campus in particular. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend. Event details and the registration form are available at preview-day or contact Deana Corry, 715234-7082, ext. 5683, or email deanna. Following the morning agenda, there are more optional activities. • Classroom shadow: Spend an hour

or more in an actual program lab. Find out if a program is a good fit, get to know the instructors and how the courses are taught. Return the form by April 12, or call or email Corry. Classroom shadows are subject to availability. • Meet with accommodations specialist: This is recommended if you had an IEP in high school and are planning on becoming a student. Call Heidi Diesterhaft at 715-234-7082, ext. 5522, for an appointment. • Schedule admissions assessment (Accuplacer): For those who plan on becoming a WITC student for the fall 2016 or spring 2017 semesters. Must call ahead of time, 715-234-7082, to schedule an appointment. • Glenwood Commons student housing: Take a 10-15-minute tour. Call Albin Peterson in advance to set up a time at 715-977-2510. For more information, call 800-243WITC or visit — from WITC

Fruit pruning and apple grafting workshops offered SPOONER - Garden enthusiasts can learn the art and science of apple pruning and grafting at two separate workshops on Thursday April 14. According to Kevin Schoessow, area ag development agent for the University of Wisconsin Extension, an apple pruning workshop is scheduled from 3-5 p.m., followed by an apple grafting workshop from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Both workshops are open to the general public and will be conducted by Schoessow. The pruning workshop will be held outdoors, rain or shine, at Jeff and Sue

Burch’s farm located two miles north of Spooner on CTH K. The Burches operate a small direct-market farm, which includes a small orchard, Lowline beef cattle, and vegetables. This hands-on workshop will allow participants to see firsthand how mature and young apple trees are pruned and trained for optimum health and fruit production. There is no cost for the pruning workshop, however participants are asked to call and preregister as space is limited. The grafting workshop will be held at

the Spooner Agriculture Research Station’s public meeting room. In this workshop participants can learn the art and science of grafting an apple scion twig to an apple rootstock. Each participant will receive three rootstocks and scion wood for a hands-on grafting experience. Registered participants are asked to bring along a pair of leather gloves and a sharp knife — utility or grafting.  There is a $20 per participant registration fee for the grafting workshop to cover handouts and plant material costs.

Enrollment for the grafting workshop is limited to 20 participants and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. A paid registration is required to reserve a spot.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 13. For registration information or instructions on collecting your own scion wood, contact Schoessow at the Spooner Area UW-Extension Office at 715-6353506 or 800-528-1914 or visit the website at — from UWEXT  


Patty Duke and Miss Powder Puff uesday, March 29, Patty Duke, child actor and T also a well-known adult actress, died in an Idaho Beyond the hospital at the age of 69. When one hears of the passing of a celebrity, office door thoughts turn to the works that the person has done. With Duke’s passing, newscasters commented on her performance as Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker.” As a teenager, her acting in this production won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. After Duke’s death, news shows also showed viewers clips from the popular “Patty Duke Show” that aired on TV from 1963-1966. Hearing of Patty’s death, my thoughts also went to the movie “Billie.” In this 1965 musical/ comedy, Duke portrayed Billie Carol, a teenaged tomboy with athletic abilities she used to beat all the boys on the high school track team. Having his daughter competing against the guys created issues for Billie’s conservative father, played by actor Jim Backus. It is possible that my fascination with the Old English sheepdog came from this movie, as Billie’s four-legged companion was of this breed. The first dog I had after leaving my parents’ house to live in my own home was an Old English sheepdog named Miss Powder Puff, called Puff for short. When I got a black and white kitten, she received the name Spot. Was the naming of my pets based on the characters taken from the books I learned to read from while in primary school? Did you know that in the original 1930s Dick and Jane books Spot was the name given to a cat and in later editions the name Spot was given to


ver wonder what the unique place we call home was like before we made our homes here? Were there people who lived here? We know there were great forests, the wildwood where animals lived and fish swam in the streams. Our people built houses and made roads. Were there people before ours? The Native Americans lived here. They had a tradition of recording events and passing the Native lore on to their children. These stories could have been lost when most of our ancestors, the Europeans, came to live here. There is a written history of the Lakota and the Ojibwe people. Their way of life and many of their stories were recorded. In older days, in school, we learned of the early explorers. Like the desire for beaver hats for the gentlemen in Europe, admiration for their discoveries is out of style. Their studies do not tell of the courage of pathfinders in facing the wilderness. It was the fur trade that brought white traders. In 1671, France took charge of the Great Lakes country. The voyageurs, the coureur de bois, came to live among the Natives and changed their way of life. They brought them firearms and trinkets and liquor, and Christianity. In 1760, the French left and it became British. Then it became American. One of the first American explorers who studied Native culture was a man named Henry Schoolcraft. He was born March 28, 1793, in Albany County, N.Y., the son of Lawrence and Anne Barbara Schoolcraft. His family were glassmakers. He went to Union College, at age 15, and later Middlebury College. He was a student of geology and geography. He worked in the family business for a time, but at age 25, he left to pursue his interests in learning about the land and the people. From Nov. 18 to February of 1819, he and Levi Pettibone trekked from Potossi, Mo., to Springfield, and from there they traveled the White River to Arkansas. Their survey of the geography and geology of the area was published. It was titled “A View of Lead Mines in Missouri.” In 1821, he published the first account of exploration of the Ozarks, “Journal of a Tour into the Interior of Missouri and Arkansaw.” That year he joined an expedition through Illinois,

Suzanne Johnson the dog and Puff was then the cat? In an interview that Duke did with Ernie Manouse on “InnerViews” she shared her diagnosis of being bipolar. She stated her commitment was to bring people to the help they may need through books she has written and by speaking out about mental illness. She also shared that she would like to contact TV networks like Nick at Nite and ask them to air the “Patty Duke Show.” It will be interesting to see if the show will be added to the lineup of networks known for rerunning shows from our past.

In this 1978 photo, Suzanne Johnson is shown with her pets, a kitten named Spot and an Old English sheepdog named Puff. — Photo submitted

The earth’s pathfinders Old wife’s tales Mary B. Olsen Indiana and Ohio. Travel was difficult in those days, not at all like our cars and well-maintained roads. It meant going by water in canoes, and he recorded the details of the land and kept a journal. His writings came to the attention of Secretary of War John C. Calhoun. He called Henry Schoolcraft “a man of industry, ambition and insatiable curiosity.” He recommended him to Gov. Lewis Cass of Michigan. The government had built Fort Brady in Michigan after the War of 1812 to protect the area from the British. They didn’t want the hostile British to stir up the Ojibwe people against the U.S. government. Henry became the Indian agent. In 1822, he met and married June Johnston. She was the daughter of a fur trader father and an Ojibwe mother. Her mother’s father was a war chief. June taught Henry the Ojibwe language and customs. They lived at Mackinac Island. They had four children but only two reached adulthood. His wife helped him in his writing. They wrote a family magazine, including their own poetry and articles. It was distributed to colleges and read in the major cities. June is recognized as the first Native American literary writer in the United States. Henry Schoolcraft lost his position as Indian agent when William Henry Harrison was elected president. Michigan Gov. Cass sent him with another expedition to find the source of the Mississippi River. They traveled down to Iowa and along the shores of Lake Michigan to Detroit. He came to our part of the North Woods. It was on his second voyage to find the source of the Mississippi River that Henry Schoolcraft made his voyage up the

St. Croix River and down the Brule to Lake Superior, in 1832. They explored the wilderness, the land around the Great Lakes and the land beyond. They traveled 2,000 miles mostly by canoe, and explored and mapped the shores and terrain of Lake Huron, Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. They gave the waters and land names. They found the headwaters of the river. They found that one could travel by canoe as far as the source in flood time, and they called it Lake Itaska. He made up the name from the Latin word veritas, meaning truth and the word caput, meaning head. Itaska. Henry’s wife passed away in 1842. He married again in 1878. Her name was Mary Howard. She was from a slave-owning family in South Carolina and wrote an anti-“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” novel that was a best-seller, “The Black Gauntlet,” in 1860. She disapproved of interracial marriage. This made it difficult for Henry’s children. They were on their own and stayed away. Henry’s son was in the Union Army and was injured at Gettysburg and died. Henry had been part of the expedition and commissioned by Congress in 1846 to do a major study of the Native people. The result was the six-volume set titled, “Indian Tribes of the Central States.” This was published from 1851 until 1857. His wife, Mary, helped him finish it. He had paralyzed hands so she tended to him in his last years. These volumes are the written history that his first wife and her family helped record. Included were his journals of his expeditions. Henry Schoolcraft died Dec. 10, 1864. His quest for the unknown had led him far into perils and pleasures. This study was the inspiration for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s celebrated story of Hiawatha in verse. He relied on the Ojibwe tales, and also early tales of Norse people, for this classic writing. When Schoolcraft came to Lac Courte Oreilles, he described Monzodjeel’s village as, “the beautiful environs at the mouth of the lake.” He visited the people for a time and went away to continue his explorations.

National Library Week to be celebrated April 11-April 16 SHELL LAKE – In celebration of National Library Week, the Shell Lake Public Library will be raffling off four Love your Library spring buckets. If someone visits the library anytime between Monday, April 11, and Saturday, April 16, they can enter to win one of the four buckets. There will be one in each of the following age groups: Under 8, 8-12, 13-18 and over 18. One entry per person, per day, please. Library hours are Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — from SLPL

Shania Schaefer is a member of the staff at the Shell Lake Public Library. — Photo by Larry Samson


SMILES mentoring program continues at Shell Lake Schools Bryton Summer and Arianna Schriber play a game of cards during their mentoring time. Through the Student Mentors Involved in Leading Elementary Students program, younger students are matched up with an older student who is a role model and mentor.

Emma William and Ethan Carlson are playing a game of chess. Mentoring gives a younger student the tools they need in uncertain times in their lives. The mentor is someone they can talk to and enjoy the time they spend together.

Work Zone Awareness week STATEWIDE - National Work Zone Awareness Week will be held April 11-15. The theme for this year is Don’t Be THAT Driver! Highway department employees are dedicated to keeping the traveling public safe. In turn, drivers owe them the same courtesy. Employees are required to work along the road at mere inches away from traffic whizzing by at 70 mph-plus. Nearly every day they are literally putting their

lives at risk and yet it seems their efforts are too often forgotten. Last year alone, Wisconsin lost three highway department employees in work zone accidents. Wisconsin sees nearly 2,000 work zone crashes per year. Those tragedies change the lives of everyone left behind - workers, drivers, passengers, family and friends. The fact is, people who work along Wisconsin’s roads are extremely

The “Untalent Show” comes to Ceska Opera House HAUGEN - The “Untalent Show” will be presented 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 15, at the Ceska Opera House, 320 W. Third Street, Haugen.  “Untalent Show” is a taste of small-town variety show in a turn-of-the-century historic setting.  The program is being presented in memory of recently departed Mighty Uff-da Player Lynese Gulczynski of Barron. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 715-234-5600. “Untalent Show” is a showcase of actually talented musicians along with a mix of humorous skits.  Musical entertainment for the evening is a blend of oldtime piano sing-along, barbershop quartet singing, saxophone and piano duet, and a mix of folk and country music singing with stringed accompaniment. Piano player/song leader for the sing along is veteran Spooner Methodist Church and Washburn County Daybreak program entertainer Jo Henrikson of

Spooner. A unique blend of instruments playing a jazzy variety of tunes are the brothers Bert and Ted Richter of Sarona, playing saxophone and piano. The barbershop quartet, Anything Goes, provides some four-part harmony to the evening. Members of the group are Ken Gonske, Rice Lake, tenor; Albin Peterson, Turtle Lake, lead; Doug Haugestuen, Dallas, bass; and Carl Peterson, Comstock, baritone. String/vocal ensembles for the night include balladeers Gary and Dawn Smith, Haugen; guitar/fiddle duo Kim Ritchie and Randy Hanson, Haugen and Cameron; and folk music duo Pat and Diana Smith, Woodbury, Minn. Humor for the evening is provided by the in-house Ceska Opera House Mighty Uff-da Players.  Hostess for the evening is Sally Baumberger. - submitted

vulnerable but not every crash in the work zone involves workers. In reality, drivers and their passengers are the most common work zone fatalities. Remember, the state of Wisconsin has a Move Over Law, which states that if the road has more than one directional lane of travel and drivers can switch lanes safely, they must move over to vacate the lane closest to the public safety vehicle with its lights flashing. If the road has a single directional lane or a driver can’t safely move over, they must reduce their speed. That includes all vehicles working within the highway right of way but especially law enforcement, emergency medical and highway maintenance vehicles. When operating a vehicle, drivers are

responsible to keep 100 percent of their attention on the road. Don’t be that driver who is texting, talking on a cell phone, eating or anything else that may distract. Remember that the people in the safety vests have families that they would like to go home to safely. For their welfare and others, don’t be that driver who isn’t focused on driving. — from Washburn County Emergency Management

Ted and Bert Richter of Sarona will be part of the “Untalent Show” at Ceska Opera House in Haugen on Friday, April 15. — Photo submitted 644077 34r



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Spring Sports Preview: Shell Lake



Friday, April 8: At UW-Superior, 4 p.m. Monday, April 11: At Rice Lake High School, 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12: At Webster, 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 19: At Ladysmith, 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 21: At Frederic, 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 26: At Shell Lake, 4 p.m. 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, June 3: State at UW-La Crosse, 9 a.m.

Saturday, April 9: Versus Cumberland, 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 11: Versus Siren, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 14: At Grantsburg, 5 p.m. Monday, April 18: Versus Turtle Lake/Clayton, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 21: At St. Croix Falls, 5 p.m. Monday, April 25: At Unity, 5 p.m. 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.


Saturday, April 9: at Cumberland,1:30 p.m. Monday, April 11: Versus Cameron, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 14: At Grantsburg, 5 p.m. Saturday, April 16: At Cashton, noon. Monday, April 18: Versus Turtle Lake/Clayton, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 21: Versus St. Croix Falls, 5 p.m. Monday, April 25: At Unity, 5 p.m. 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, 5p.m.



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Track Friday, April 8: At Superior, 4 p.m. Thursday, April 12: At Cameron, 4 p.m. Friday, April 15: At Northwestern, 4 p.m. Thursday, April 21: At Barron, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28: At Spooner, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3: At Amery, 4 p.m. Thursday, May 5: At Ladysmith, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12: Northwestern, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17: At Chetek/Weyerhaeuser (conference meet), 4 p.m. Baseball Friday, April 8: At Unity, 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9: At St. Croix Falls, 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 12: At Cameron, 5 p.m. Friday, April 15: Versus Webster, 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19: At Northwestern, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 21: Versus Hayward, 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 23: Versus Ladysmith 11 a.m. (DH) Tuesday, April 26: Versus Cumberland, 5 p.m. Thursday April 28: At Bloomer, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 3; At Barron, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 5: Versus Northwestern, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 10: At Hayward, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 12: At Cumberland, 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14: At Chetek/Weyerhaeuser, 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 17: Versus Bloomer, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 24: Versus Barron, 5 p.m. Softball Friday, April 8: Versus Amery, 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 12: At Northwood, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 14: At Barron, 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19: Versus Northwestern, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 21: At Hayward, 5 p.m. Friday, April 22: At Ladysmith, 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 26: At Cumberland, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 28: Versus Bloomer, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, May 3: Versus Barron, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 5: At Northwestern, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 10: Versus Hayward, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 12: Versus Cumberland, 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14: Versus Chetek/ Weyerhaeuser, 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 17: At Bloomer, 5 p.m. Girls Soccer Spooner/Shell Lake Tuesday, April 12: Versus New Richmond, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14: At Barron, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16: At Rice Lake, 11 a.m. Thursday, April 21: Versus Amery, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26: Versus Osceola, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28: At Hayward, 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 29: At Baldwin-Woodville, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30: At Merrill (Phillips), 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 3: Versus Superior, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5: At Somerset, 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 9: At New Richmond, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10: Versus Barron, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17: At Amery, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 19: At Osceola, 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 23: At Superior, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24: Versus BaldwinWoodville, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26: Versus Hayward, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31: Versus Somerset, 4:30 p.m. Boys Golf Friday, April 8: JV Scramble - Rules Day, At Chetek/Weyerhaeuser, 4 p.m. Monday, April 11: At Ladysmith, 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 13: At Barron 1 p.m. Thursday, April 14: Versus Chetek/ Weyerhaeuser, 4 p.m. Monday, April 18: Versus Barron & Hayward, 4 p.m. Friday. April 22: At Cumberland, 4 p.m. Monday, April 25: At Northwestern, 4 p.m. Friday, April 29: At Bloomer, 1 p.m. Monday, May 2: At Chetek/ Weyerhaeuser, 4 p.m. Friday, May 6: At Hayward, 1 p.m. Saturday May 7: At Scott Miller (Big Fish), 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 9: At Hayward, 4 p.m. Thursday, May 12: At Rice Lake, 9 a.m. Friday, May 13: Versus Cumberland & Bloomer, 4 p.m. Monday, May 16: JV Conference, TBA, 4 p.m. Thursday, May 19: At Ladysmith HON Conference, 9 a.m.

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Shell Lake Middle School wrestlers in HON-Lakeland tournament

SHELL LAKE - The Shell Lake Middle School wrestling team participated in the Heart O’ North-Lakeland tournament Friday, April 1, in Spooner. In the fifth- and sixth-grade competition, Cody Cox placed first and scored 21 team points. Cody, in his first year of wrestling, has put in an outstanding performance, winning 17 matches and improving daily throughout the season. “He worked hard in practice daily. Learning a new sport takes a lot of courage and determination and Cody has both. He has an outstanding potential for his future in wrestling,” commented a coach. In the quarterfinal he won by a major decision, 8-0. In the semifinal he won by a 2:23 fall. For the first-place match he won by a 7-1 decision over Mason Quade, Turtle Lake. Parker Lytle came a long way in his year of wrestling and was always positive and gave his best. Winning his first matches of his season and was a highlight of the entire team and coaches as they all rallied around him. “Parker is a real neat kid and will be a better wrestler next season,” praised a coach. Cade Hanson placed third and scored 12.00 team points. He received a bye in the quarterfinal and took a loss by a 0:31 fall in the semifinal. In the consolation semifinal he won by a 3:00 fall. He won the third-place match by a 0:26 fall. Cade had a very good season, winning 10 matches and winning third place at the conference made it even better. “Cade’s daily hard work will make him a valuable competitor in the future of Laker wrestling,” stated his coach. Kale Hopke placed first and scored 21.50 team points. In the quarterfinal he won by a 0:30 fall. In the semifinal he won by a 17-0 tech fall. For the first-place

future. Taren has the chance to take his skills to the next level next season,” stated his coach. Dylan Taylor scored 3.00 team points. Taylor, in his first year of wrestling, did well even though he came out three weeks after the season started and was not feeling well the past few weeks of the season. He did win seven matches in his short season and did show that he has the athletic skills to be very good in the future. Will Fisher placed first and scored 18.00 team points. He won by a 14-12 decision in the quarterfinal. In the semifinal he won by a 5-2 decision. Fisher won by a 4-2 decision in the first-place match. Fisher’s first year as a wrestler was super as he won 18 matches and first place in the end-of-the-season tourney. “Just an outstanding first year of wrestling as Will Members of the Shell Lake Middle School wrestling team are back row (L to R): Blake Flach, Will is a very fast learner and hardworking as Fischer, Dylan Taylor, Kale Hopke and Koy Hopke (manager, film). Front: Tyler Schunck, Taren he wrestled each match with high intenFarley, Cade Hanson, Parker Lytle, Cody Hanson and Cody Cox. — Photo submitted sity from start to finish. Will won most match he won by a 1-0 decision. Kale had 3-0 decision. “Tyler had a super year as of his matches coming from behind and a super year, winning 23 matches in the he battled to best everyone he wrestled, scoring points in the last seconds of the school program and many more in Satur- winning 15 matches versus very good match - very tough to do. Coaches are exday tournaments as well as placing third competition and having a great confer- cited about his future in wrestling,” stated in the state championship held in Madi- ence tourney, placing third in the tough- one of his coaches. Blake Flach scored 3.00 team points. son. “Kale has many years of outstanding est weight class of the meet. Tyler has wrestling under his belt and this will con- outstanding potential in his future as he Flach, who also came out late for the tinue in his future as an elite athlete and works hard and improves in all of his season, did really well as he won 13 wrestler. It will be an exciting career for areas in wrestling. Fun athlete to watch matches and wrestled hard in every match. Flach has a very good skill level. all to follow Kale in his years to come,” for all of us,” explained his coach. stated a coach. Taren Farley placed fourth and scored The coaches feel that if he had come out in In seventh- and eighth-grade compe- 9.00 team points. In the quarterfinal he the beginning of the season he could have tition, Tyler Schunck placed third and won by a 0:53 fall. In the semifinal he won 20-plus matches. “Blake has a very scored 14.00 team points. In the quarter- took a 5-0 decision loss and won by a 5-0 bright future ahead of him and will be fun final he won by a 0:51 fall. He took a 7-2 decision in the consolation semifinal. He to watch,” commented a coach. John Kidder came back out late in seadecision loss in the semifinal and won lost in the third-place match by a 6-0 dewith a 0:51 fall in the consolation final. In cision. “Taren had a nice season winning son. “John has the ability to become very the third-place match, Schunck won by a 18 matches and placing fourth in the con- good as he has a very good athletic abilference meet. Taren has very good wres- ity,” explained his coach. The coaches of the middle school wrestling skills and will be a valuable part of the Shell Lake wrestling program in the tling team had the following to say about their team: “The 2016 team was rather small, Photos by Larry Samson unless otherwise noted but an outstanding group of young athSeventh-grader letes to coach and all Will Fisher trying had much improveto take down Hayment during the ward opponent season and if these Tommy Thompwrestlers work hard, son. Fisher won by the Shell Lake wresa 5-2 decision. He tling program is in earned a first-place great shape for the fufinish in his weight ture. The coaches want class. to extend gratitude to all members of the team for a super season and look forward to coaching them next season.” — from the Shell Lake Athletic Department Cade Hansen, Shell Lake sixth-grader, advanced to the third-place match with this pin over McKensie Clemetson of Prairie Farm. Cade went on to earn the third-place finish.

Kale Hopke with a pin on Kadyn Yohnik of Bloomer in the semifinal match. Kale went on to earn a first place in his weight class in the conference tournament held Friday, April 1, at the Spooner High School.

Shell Lake fifth-grader Cody Cox faces off with Sebastian Nelson of Chequamegon in the quarterfinal. After his 8-0 win, Cody went on to place first in his weight class.



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Spooner hosts conference middle school tournament

Spooner eighth-grader Carter Melton pins his Hayward opponent in the conference wrestling tournament hosted by Spooner on Friday, April 1.

Kevin Retzlaff took first place in his weight class with a 1-0 decision over his Cameron opponent

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Jay Luedke pins his Chequamegon opponent.

Jimmy Melton gives it all he has as he tries to pin his Hayward opponent in the conference middle school wrestling tournament hosted by Spooner on Friday, April 1.

Spooner alumni basketball games held A Spooner alumni basketball tournament was held Saturday, March 26, at the Spooner High School. Taking first place were teammates (L to R): Miles Macone, Josh Jacobson, Clayton Macone, Jesse Hedinger, Sean Solveson, T.J. Turpin, Brandon Magnus, Matt “Vern� Thompson and Ted Schmitz.

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Taking second place in the Spooner alumni basketball tournament was the team of (L to R): Dan Olsen, Greg Zellmer, Dylan Beehan, Curtis Richardson, Luke Ackerson, Ryan Eichhorst, Mark Hanson and Jake Olson.


Spooner FFA competes at UW-River Falls ag technology contest RIVER FALLS – It’s 6 a.m. on a Saturday morning, do you know where your high school student is? If they are a part of the Spooner FFA, they may be in school, ready to depart for the agriculture technology contest hosted by UW-River Falls. There are 14 different contest areas that students can test their skills in as well as a crops contest and a power tool drag race that students can be involved in. This year, Spooner FFA had six students prepare for and compete in the career development events held Saturday, April 2, on campus. Representing the Spooner chapter were Brittany Lester in floriculture; Jackie and Kate Rosenbush and Kody Totten in livestock evaluation; and Brynn and Cheyenne Nowaczyk in vet science. Students compete both individually and as an agriculture technology team if they have two to four members competing in the same contest area. To determine the team score, the top two individual scores in that contest area are totaled. FFA activities and award programs

complement instruction in agriculture education by giving students practical experience in the application of agricultural skills and knowledge gained in classes. FFA’s mission is to develop members’ potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. — from Spooner FFA

Spooner FFA members competed in the agriculture technology contest at UW-River Falls on Saturday, April 2. Shown (L to R): Brynn Nowaczyk, Kate Rosenbush, Jackie Rosenbush, Brittany Lester, Kody Totten and Cheyenne Nowaczyk. — Photo submitted

State Patrol Law of the Month If you ride a motorcycle, you need a motorcycle endorsement on your driver license

SPOONER - As motorcyclists get their bikes and protective gear ready for the road, they also need to make sure they are ready to ride legally. “Having a regular Class D license allows you to drive a car or light truck. However, you need a motorcycle endorsement on your Class D license to legally

operate a motorcycle in Wisconsin,” says Wisconsin State Patrol Lt. Dori Petznick of the Northwest Region-Spooner post. A violation for operating a motorcycle without the proper endorsement costs $200.50 along with three demerit points on a driver license. To obtain a motorcycle endorsement on your driver license, you must demonstrate competency in operating a motorcycle. This can be done in two ways: • Passing a Wisconsin Department of Transportation-administered motorcycle driving skills test. For the WisDOT driv-

ing skills test, the applicant must provide a motorcycle in good working order and wear eye protection and an approved helmet. Skills tests are conducted by appointment ( at DMV service centers (wisconsindot. gov/Pages/online-srvcs/find-dmv/default.aspx) located throughout the state. • Obtaining a waiver for the skills test by successfully completing a WisDOTapproved Basic Motorcycle RiderCourse, 3-Wheel Basic RiderCourse, or the Basic RiderCourse2, for experienced riders.

More information about the courses is available on the WisDOT website at dot. “Riding a motorcycle is an exhilarating experience. But it also takes more physical skill and mental concentration than driving a typical car or light truck,” Petznick says. “To protect themselves and others on the road, we urge motorcyclists who are not properly licensed to get a motorcycle endorsement on their driver license before they start riding this season.” — from WSP

Pro angler Shaw Grigsby to attend Wisconsin Opener Fishing and Outdoor Expo TREGO – Washburn County is about a month away from the inaugural Wisconsin Opener Fishing and Outdoor Expo, sponsored by Jack Link’s Protein Snacks. Washburn County is gearing up for an incredible event. Shaw Grigsby is planning to be a part of the expo. Grigsby, a pro angler from Florida and host of “One More Cast with Shaw Grigsby,” will be conducting seminars throughout the expo and will also be doing meet and greets at the Jack Link’s Protein Snacks booth. In addition to Grigsby’s seminars, there will be fishing equipment vendors, boat dealers, fishing and outdoor organizations, educational displays and more. The event is scheduled to be at the Heartwood Conference Center and Retreat in Trego on Friday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the expo, visit website If you’re interested in a booth space at the expo, please contact Michelle Martin at 715-635-9696 or — from Washburn County Tourism


Pro angler Shaw Grigsby plans to be a part of the Wisconsin Opener Fishing and Outdoor Expo. — Photo submitted

Marian Furchtenicht

Ma Nature pulled a fast one for April Fools’ Day. Folks woke up here to a ground covered with snow. Then it melted. Saturday it was snow showers again but blizzardlike, with a strong northwest wind. So that made more than three snows on the robin’s back so far, more like six. Reports are the woods ticks are out and turkeys starting to gobble. The youth turkey hunt is one for the weekend of April 9 and 10. The Whitetail Ridge Campground and Bar opened on April 1 for the new season. Garage sales are starting. Barronett Community Center folks are planning one for Saturday, April 16, and Sarona Methodist Church is having one the end of April so get your things gathered up to donate. Sam and Libbie DeTrent went to Chicago for Easter. They stayed with daughter Laura and husband Brian and granddaughters Hazel and Vivian. They did all the traditional things, egg hunt, church and large dinner with two other families from the neighborhood that also joined them. They report a wonderful weekend. Sunday, Sam and Libbie went to a confirmation ceremony in Elk Mound. Her cousins, Denise and David Jensen, had two grandsons being confirmed. It was really nice and there was a luncheon after the service so folks could visit. Marilyn and Renee Zimmerman attended the third birthday party for Lyla

Alters, daughter of Josh and Michelle. The party was held at their house in Hudson. Saturday evening, April 16, The Roost in Sarona will feature a special dinner in honor of the 76th birthday of the queen of Denmark. Local resident Roger Nielsen will introduce customers to traditional Danish cuisine. It should prove to be delightful and fun. For information and reservations, call 715-635-8921 or check Facebook. Dick and Charlotte Shover enjoyed two weeks in Hawaii recently. They enjoyed the warmth and sun. Ericka Parker took her daughter, Lainy Hutton, Washburn County Board youth representative, to Eau Claire Saturday to meet as many presidential candidates as she could. She is so interested in and loves politics. Polls were open in Wisconsin on Tuesday for a lot of choices. Donna Ness was unable to go on the mission trip this past January but Bonnie Reno went again and will be bringing the mission message to the Shell Lake and Sarona Methodist churches on Sunday, April 10. Try to attend and hear about what they do. Anton and Gloria Frey visited her mom, Dorothy Folz, on Saturday, her 103rd birthday, and brought beef vegetable soup that Gloria’s sister, Joanne, had made and ate soup with her. Her birthday wish, good homemade beef soup. Wednesday, Pete and son Ben Frey, and Jan and Jeff Johnson had a late St. Pat-

rick’s corned beef and cabbage supper at Gloria and Anton’s. The “Untalent Show” in Haugen is Friday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required by calling 715-234-5600. Other years it’s been a very entertaining evening. The Spooner Class of 1950’s monthly dinner is Wednesday, April 13, at noon, at Lakeview Bar and Grill in Shell Lake. Call me for reservations, as I am in charge. Sympathy to the family of Al Kunselman, 82, Shell Lake, who passed away. His grandson, Ben Kunselman, is the Shell Lake band director. His service was Thursday at Salem Lutheran Church. Elaine Ryan spent a couple of days in the Shell Lake hospital with pneumonia. She is feeling some better now. Keep on the mend. My youngest sister, Sharon Wilber, Webster, got word last weekend they had a donor kidney for her. So off to the Twin Cities she went and had the transplant on Monday at the University of Minnesota hospital. At this writing she is doing well so far and was moved to rehab near the hospital on Saturday. Put her on your prayer list that everything continues to go OK. We are so happy for her. Easter weekend gave her a new beginning and she won’t have to go for dialysis three times a week anymore. Ellen Wagner brought her mom, Elfreda West, to visit and have coffee with me on Sunday. Elaine Ryan was also here visit-

ing. Grandson Brian Marschall stopped by to see me in the evening. Last Monday, son Rocky and Elaine took me to Eau Claire for my medical appointment. We ate at the Old Country Buffet while there. Thursday, Mary and John Marschall took me to Eau Claire to confer with Dr. Thomas Carmady about my heart valve. I again ate at Old Country Buffet. Hadn’t been there in years and then twice in a week. Wow. Folks having birthdays this week include Joyce Soholt, Shania Pokorny, Elvina Lalan, Mary Lee Smith Tautges, Kierra Harrington, Rocky Furchtenicht turns 65, and Corey Lee on April 7; Danielle Ryan, Kathy Butenhoff and Richard Scheffel, April 8; Trudy Meister, Margie Waggoner, Luke Anderson, Henry Ness, Ronnie Christianson, Henry Baker and Gayle Chowaniak, April 9; Logan Gohde, Duane Halverson, Brent Gramberg and Pastor Chuck Wendt, April 10; Arianne Furchtenicht turns 2, Bob Dahle, Danielle Benjamin, Shannon Kline and Bill Krause, April 11; Connie Foote, Max and Melanie Bryan and Jerry Smith, April 12; Felicia Pokorny, Rebecca Gallo, Eunice Granzin, Merle Wilber, Wayne Wilkans, Vicki Halverson and Dean Bergquist, April 13. If you should see them, wish them a happy one. Anniversary wishes to Tom and Gloria Elliott and Jim and Yvonne Mogenson, April 8; Mike and Jill Hanson, April 9; and Mark and Julie Sauer, April 12.


AREA CHURCHES Lake Park Alliance

53 3rd St., Shell Lake 715-468-2734 Rev. John Sahlstrom, Rev. John Hendry Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m., Nursery Provided; Youth Group, 7th - 12th grades, Wednesdays 6 - 8 p.m.


Northwoods Baptist

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

Spooner Baptist

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


St. Joseph’s Catholic

100 N. Second St., Shell Lake 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

Faith Lutheran

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.

But when we need BIG help? We can call on the Lord.

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.

United Methodist

Sarona Methodist

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

(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


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Long Lake Lutheran Church


Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran



That’s what believers have done for centuries. They’ve found the help they needed. In church this week, you’ll find our Lord’s helpers.

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.

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

Acts 9:1-6, (7-20)

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.

Revelation 5:11-14

John 21:1-19

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Sunday, April 10, 2016 Third Sunday of Easter

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.

Psalm 30


on’t worry about the sweet by-and-by,” said the president of the university I attended years ago. “That will be here soon enough. God has promised it and that’s all we need to know. As sure as God has kept his word in the past he will honor it today, tomorrow and every day, from now until the sweet by-andby is here. What we need to worry about is the nasty now-and-now.” That goes with the phrase we often hear: “Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.” While being concerned about and planning for the future makes good sense, we need to be much more concerned about what we might do every moment of every hour to honor God every day. With that thought in mind, David said, “But I call to God, and the Lord saves me. Evening, morning and at noon I cry out in distress and he hears my voice.” Notice his priorities: He would not retire at night without going to God in prayer, asking for his forgiveness, peace and protection so he might rest well and be at ease with God. Nor would he begin his day without asking God to guide him and guard him and give him his power and protection. And then - right in the middle of the day - he would stop everything and go to his Lord in prayer. He needed his help in the now. Prayer, for David, was not a trivial ritual. It was his life - his source of strength. “I cry out ... he hears.”

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Judy Pieper

Well, how did your April Fools’ Day go? When I got up and saw the joke that God pulled on us, I couldn’t think of anything to top that, so I didn’t even try. Sometimes I think he must have a pretty weird sense of humor. We were so spoiled by the temperatures in the 60s that we certainly didn’t expect to see snow on April 1. Actually, I think this same thing happened last year. The best — or worst, depending on your point of view — April Fools’ joke that I heard about this year was pulled off by my granddaughter, Savanna Marsh. She had gone out with one of her friends that evening, and at about 11:45 p.m. she called her dad, Jerry, and told him that she had been picked up, charged with DUI, and had to sit in jail overnight. I have to tell you that Savanna is only 20 years old, so she isn’t even legal to drink yet, but we all know that that doesn’t stop something like this from happening on occasion. Anyway, she hung up, and Jerry was just beside himself. He was absolutely sick about his little girl spending the night in jail. So, being the imp that she is, Savanna let him stew for almost 15 minutes, then called back at about a minute before midnight and said, “April Fool.” The Barronett Dragons 4-H Club members did an outstanding job performing before an audience of about 50 on Friday evening. Their play, “Little Nell and the Mortgage Foreclosure,” was funny and all the actors knew their parts perfectly. The actors were Kyra Key, Ethan Thompson, Zach Thompson, Baylie Demontigny, Charles Demontigny and Leala Scott. Club leader/director Peg Thompson had lots of compliments on the production. On Saturday the kids competed against six other clubs for best play at the Barron and Polk County Performance Arts Festival, which was held at the Turtle Lake High School. Peg said that she would be sure to let us know which position the kids took as soon as the judges let her know.

Remember now, our big Barronett garage sale will be held a week from this Saturday, April 16. If you want to get rid of some stuff but don’t want to sit at a table all day long, you are welcome to donate things to the Barronett Lutheran tables. Just let Peg Thompson or Gloria Gunderson know so they can either pick it up or let you know where and when to drop it off. And, if you don’t have items to donate, you can probably find just about anything you need at one of the tables. There are usually things for the kitchen, things for kids, things for camping, tools, dishes, books - something for everyone. And, if you come with someone who likes to shop longer than you do, you can just buy coffee and rolls or bars and sit at a table and relax while the other one finishes shopping. We usually see a quite a few guys — and some women — drinking coffee and visiting while they wait. Our family had a wonderful Sunday this week. Our little great-grandson, Kane Thon, was baptized and celebrated his first birthday on the same day. He was baptized at Faith Lutheran in Spooner. He was dressed in a beautiful white suit, complete with vest and tie. He looked very handsome. He is a year old, you know, so he was pretty interested in what was taking place. When the pastor poured the water on his head he wasn’t frightened at all, but was twisting around trying to see what was going on. After the pastor dried his hair and Kandice held him upright again he pointed his little finger at the water as if to say, “What was that all about?” The members of Faith Lutheran had made a beautiful banner for him commemorating his baptism, which his parents hung in his bedroom. After the baptism, we all went to the motel in Shell Lake where his mom and dad, Kandice and Garett, hosted a birthday/baptism party for him. They had lots of food for everyone and, of course, a smash cake for Kane. After we finished

Senior lunch menu Monday, April 11: Baked ziti, steamed broccoli, garlic bread stick, rosy pears. Tuesday, April 12: Egg and veggie bake, turkey sausage patty, yogurt, fruit cup. Wednesday, April 13: Herb-baked chicken, buttered baby reds, asparagus, birthday cake. Thursday, April 14: Cabbage roll, mashed potatoes, cottage cheese, bread pudding. Friday, April 15: Crispy baked fish, parsley buttered potatoes, California veggies, cook’s choice pie. 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 Shell Lake, Monday, April 11: Baked ham with glaze, baked potato, Harvard beets, fresh garden salad, brownie sundae. Call 715-468-4750, to make reservations 24 hours in advance. Suggested donation is $5. For anyone under 60 years old cost is $8.75.

eating most of us went to the pool to watch the kids play in the water. It was a great day and little Kane and his cousins and little friends had a wonderful time. Our little great-granddaughter, Tru Lehmann, did something very special this past week, too. Tru, who is 5 years old, hadn’t had a haircut for a long time, and she decided she wanted to get a haircut and donate her hair to Locks of Love. Her new hairstyle is absolutely lovely, she can brush it all by herself, and some child is going to be happy to get a wig made of Tru’s hair. I had to run down to Brooklyn, Wis., on Saturday to attend a baby shower for Kelsey and Jeremiah Tilly, my nephew and his wife. Well, naturally, that morning our cat, Sarah, decided she wasn’t feeling well. I really couldn’t stay home so poor Duane had to take poor Sarah in to the vet clinic in Cumberland. If you know Duane, you probably know that he’s not much of an animal person, but he took care of her for me anyway. He called to make sure the clinic was open on Saturday, went to the Lehmann farm to get a cat carrier, drove Sarah in and waited for about three hours while Dr. Stone and his crew ex-

amined her and ran some tests. Actually, after he had been waiting for a while, Dr. Stone came out and told him that he could go somewhere more comfortable because it was going to take quite a while for the tests. So he went and swapped lies with a bunch of guys until someone from the clinic called and told him she was ready to go home. But still, I am going to owe him big time for taking care of my cat for me in my absence. There wasn’t too much wrong with Sarah. Dr. Stone said that she was a little dehydrated so he refilled her and gave her a shot. I’m so glad the clinic was open on Saturday. I was afraid my poor cat was going to have to suffer until Monday. Oh, I had a great time in Brooklyn by the way. Got a chance to see a lot of relatives and play baby shower games. The women of Barronett Lutheran will be meeting in the church basement on Thursday evening, April 7, at 7 p.m. for our regular business meeting. I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Stay warm. See you next time.

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Cats for adoption: 2-yearold longhair dilute calico; 1-1/2-year-old neutered gray/white longhair; 9-month-old spayed black/ gray/white shorthair tabby; 9-month-old female orange/white shorthair; 5-month-old female black/ white shorthair; 10-month-old spayed orange/white shorthair tiger; 2-yearold spayed shorthair dilute calico; 2-1/2-year-old male black/white shorthair; 1-1/2-year-old shorthair calico; 4-month-old female black shorthair and a 3-year-old female black shorthair and her five 6-week-old kittens. Dogs for adoption: 1-year-old male black Lab/corgi mix; 4-1/2-year-old spayed walker hound and a 1-year-old spayed brindle/white heeler mix. Strays include:  Adult male shorthair tiger with short tail found on Aspen Way in Spooner and an adult female black/ white shih tzu found in Springbrook.

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Pauline Lawrence

What a beautiful day we had in Dewey Country on Sunday. The temperatures were into the 60s in the Twin Cities. It’s spring. I’m waiting for all those spring things to come. A very happy birthday to Kathy Butenhoff on her special day, April 8. It was very special for Marv and Gladys Knoop, as Kathy was born on their wedding anniversary. Have a great day, Kathy. Happy birthday to a very dear lady, Evelyn Melton, when she celebrates her special day April 8. Have a wonderful day, Evelyn. Happy anniversary to Jim and Evoyne Morgenson on April 8 when they celebrate 27 years together. Many more to both of you. A very happy 64th wedding anniversary to Marv and Gladys Knoop on April 8. Have a wonderful day. Karen Hotchkiss, how could we forget your special day? Yes, it’s happy birthday wishes to Karen on April 9. Enjoy your day. Garry Crosby, a very happy birthday to you on April 10. Enjoy your special day, Garry. Also happy birthday wishes go out to Dick and Don Glessing and also Caleb Hile who turns 8. All have a wonderful day. Gaylen and Martha Derrick, a very happy anniversary to both of you when you celebrate 57 years together with lots more to come on April 12. Samantha Mechtel and Morgan Forrestal, a very happy birthday to both of you on April 12 with many more to come. April 13, a very happy birthday to Dean Bergquist and also to Jesse Doriott as you enjoy your special day with lots more to come. Happy birthday wishes go out to Ethel Sexton as she enjoys that special day with many more to come on April 8. A very happy birthday to Kaleb Best on April 11. Enjoy your special day, Kaleb, when you turn 3 years old. Kaleb is the son of Kevin and Jesse Best and the grandson of Jerry and Gretchen Best. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Al Kunselman who passed away March 28 at the age of 81. Funeral services were held March 31 at Salem Lutheran Church in

Shell Lake with burial in the Northern Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Dorothy Wisner, 98, who passed away March 25. Coming to celebrate a late Easter at Jim and Sandy Atkinson’s on April 3 were Noel and Pattie Beaufeaux, Kyle and Becca Beaufeaux, Lisa and Dan Otto and children Marjorie and Charlie, and Kristen and Scott Carls and kids. Jimmy was sick so he couldn’t come. All enjoyed a feast as the kids brought most of the food, Sandy said. Later an Easter egg and basket hunt for the kids was enjoyed. Saturday, Ronnie Atkinson took his parents, Myrna and Kurt Atkinson, to Rice Lake so Myrna could take her quilt to the Rice Lake Quilt Show. This year they gave a piece of paper and pencil to everyone who came in and they voted on which quilt they liked the best. Karen Vanderhoof had planned to go but due to her parents’ anniversary party decided not to attend. My daughter, Penny Ladd, started teaching the book portion of driver’s ed to Cameron students on Monday night. This will go on for three nights a week and then Penny is done with this group of students. Congratulations to Marv and Gladys Knoop who celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary with a party on April 2 at the Dewey Town Hall. A large group attended the party. I see son Richy is working up the field he has his beef cattle on. He usually plants this piece to something for the animals to eat later on. He checks his cattle two to three times a day, just a waiting for the first new baby to arrive. News from Diane Hulleman finds Diane worked at Shell Lake Schools on Tuesday. On Saturday, Lynn Smith and a friend visited and had coffee with Diane. Diane’s former sister-in-law, Eleanor Roe, and her daughter visited Diane on Saturday, too. Friday, Shannon Champeny and girls came and visited with their grandma, Diane. Marlie Champeny had just gotten back from a class trip to New York. The class went many places and enjoyed the trip. The class had vacation from school last week. In the afternoon Diane attended the wedding anniversary of Marv and Gladys Knoop, reporting there were certainly lots and lots of people. Marv told Diane he didn’t know he had so many friends. Marv was a Dewey resident all his life except for two years he served in the Army. Gladys has been a Dewey Country resident for the length of their marriage. Marv and Gladys struck out on their own, buying the place they built up and clearing

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Helen V. Pederson

On Monday morning the sun was finally out after a few flurries early in the morning. I see we have some small birds flying around, not just crows. The ice is off Shell Lake, which is always nice to see. Our sympathy to the family of Al Kunselman who passed away after a long illness. He and his wife, Bette, were employed at the Shell Lake hospital for many years. I have fond memories of both of them. Easter dinner guests of Helen Pederson were Sue and Larry Winner of Solon Springs who came and brought dinner. Also here were Jeff Pederson, Greta and Logan Zinzli and baby Dillon of Eau Claire and Brent and Nicole Pederson. Brent and Nicole were on their way to Superior to see Nicole’s parents, Jan and Mark Cummings. A few residents went to the Spooner Senior Citizens Center to have corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day at 5 p.m.

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the land with dynamite. Marv has written a very interesting booklet of Gladys’ and his life, together and before they married. The farm is now owned by their son, Mark, and his wife, Noel, and their two children. The Knoops built a new house not far from the farm. Marv continues to help Mark when needed on the farm. Gladys has a huge garden, which she cans and freezes from. They make a very fine couple in Dewey Country, and we’re so glad they settled in our town. Ah, I forgot Diane Hulleman was up to check out the machine for the upcoming election. Mike and Nancy Murray also visited Diane, with with Mike doing some honey-do lists that Diane had. Last Saturday found Garry and Beth Crosby at Chad and Ashley Crosby’s and kids Chase, Morgan and Joyel’s for the weekend and to celebrate Joyel’s second birthday. The Crosbys came home on Sunday. On Sunday, Shorty and Melissa Crosby, Tyler and Katie were at Garry and Beth’s for dinner. In the afternoon, Garry and Beth attended the visitation for Colleen Melton, a relative of theirs. Colleen was the stepmother of Cheryl Hotchkiss of Dewey Country and her twin, Charlene Strabel. Sympathy to the family and know you are in our special thoughts and prayers. Evelyn Melton tells us she couldn’t outrun the cold she has. Hoping Evelyn feels better soon. Sunday Vicki Trott and Karen and Richard Melton were over to Evelyn’s and played cards. A wonderful form of recreation. Last Wednesday found Butch and Loretta VanSelus going to Marshfield to see their son, Harold Stone, who was in the hospital due to having an ulcer with infection on his one foot. The doctors did surgery and Harold will have to stay at Marshfield until the infection is gone. Know you have our special thoughts and prayers, Harold. Ann Johnson and Duane Johnson and his friend, Diane, went to Cheri and Eric’s for Easter. Also there were Dale and Greta Johnson. Ann tells us Cheri does a great job cooking and they really enjoyed the day. I see the snow we had has disappeared. Somebody would give it a good boot if it stayed. Well, I see Richy has finished digging his field. You all know what this itching is don’t you? Well, he’s got spring fever. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!

Arlys Santiago went to the 50th birthday party for Darren Lewis at Tracks. Get-well wishes to Beverly Pierce who had surgery on her shoulder and is recuperating at the nursing home in Spooner. Cheri and Steve Minot were in Woodbury, Minn., for Easter with family. Donna Parker joined Joni and Mark and their family for Easter dinner. Ruth McConkie has been visited by a daughter from Johannesburg, South Africa. From here she will visit a son out east and to London before returning home. She also had family here who were frequent visitors. Happy birthday last week to Joe Weinig and also to Sue Weathers. I hope you both had a good one, also to Roberta Hubin and Ruth McConkie. Middle age is when a narrow waist and a broad mind begin to change places.

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play and at school after a concussion, and focus on prevention and preparedness to help keep athletes safe season to season. This event is open to physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, school staff, parents, students and the community. For more information, please call 715-468-7815, ext. 1324. — from Shell Lake Community Education

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SHELL LAKE - If you are looking to improve your stability in walking or running, plan to join the chi walking and chi running workshop scheduled for Saturday, April 9, at Shell Lake High School. The workshop is from 9-11 a.m. Led by chi running senior instructor Cassie Kottke, participants will be guided through exercises and movement to give them a clear sense of what the chi walking and chi running technique is and what it feels like to the body. The cost is $35/person. Register with Shell Lake Community Ed online or call 715-4687815, ext. 1337, by Friday, April 8.  This workshop is open to participants

of all levels of fitness and will provide you with: The keys to effortless, injury-free walking and running; the physics of running and walking without your legs; chi running versus power running; introduction to the chi walking and running form; injury prevention techniques; personal check-in tricks and tools; upper body and lower body usage; core muscle drills and exercises; body looseners and stretches; innovative technique drills; how to relax and conserve energy at any speed. There will be handouts of all the material covered in the workshop. — from Shell Lake Community Ed  


Stone Lake This spring is taking its time in appearing. The poor robins are in total confusion with the recent snow and the flowers are debating whether or not to start sprouting. Come on spring, we are ready. The Stone Lake Music Night will be on Saturday, April 9, from 6:30-9 p.m. The Acoustic Ramblers and guests will be celebrating spring with a concert at the Stone Lake Lions Hall. As always, come to dance, socialize or just plain relax. Just as a reminder, the Music Night concerts will be held on the second Saturday of each month throughout the year. The Lakes Community Co-op has a new counter for DNR licenses. The red oak lumber was donated by a board member and the design and build was donated by Judah Keenan Construction. On April 15 and 16 Bar H will be holding their 54th-annual open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food will be served both days and of course they will have Rex Cactus for your listening pleasure. There will be many discounts offered these two days and lots of door prizes awarded. On Monday, April 18, the Stone Lake Chamber of Commerce will be having

Mary Nilssen a general membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Up North Coffee Shop. Members are encouraged to attend. On May 9, the Stone Lake Historical Society will be sponsoring a ham and potato dinner from 4-7 p.m. at the Stone Lake Fire Hall. Come on out for a good meal and good camaraderie. The Stone Lake Senior Center will be sponsoring a garage sale on Saturday, June 4. If you are spring cleaning and have some gently used items to donate, please bring them to the center. Storage is available for any larger items you may have. If you have questions please call Judy Paine at 715-865-2546. All proceeds will go to maintenance and improvements of Evergreen Cemetery. Please note: The Stone Lake Lions Fish Fry will not be held on May 28 as reported in last week’s column. That date was on the chamber events calendar and has now been changed to June 4 at the Stone Lake Lions Hall from 4-7 p.m. Sorry for any inconvenience. Have a nice week and be safe.
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TOWN OF BEAVER BROOK, WASHBURN COUNTY NOTICE TO RESIDENTS - ANNUAL MEETING AND APRIL MONTHLY MEETING The Annual Meeting for the Town of Beaver Brook will be held April 19, 2016, 6 p.m., at the Beaver Brook Town Hall. The regular April Monthly Meeting will follow the Annual Meeting or at 7 p.m. 644075 34r WNAXLP Nancy Erickson, Clerk, Town of Beaver Brook



Notice is hereby given that the Annual Town Meeting for the Town of Barronett will be held at the Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Road, on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 8 p.m. Patricia A. Parker, Clerk 644072 34-35r WNAXLP

ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE TOWN OF BASHAW Notice is hereby given that the Bashaw Town Board shall hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 6 p.m. at the Bashaw Town Hall. 644073 34r WNAXLP Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk, Town of Bashaw

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Washburn County is seeking applicants�to fill�Limited-Term Employment Cook positions at the Senior Centers in Birchwood and Spooner. Responsibilities include performing a wide variety of duties connected with preparation of daily meals and the maintenance of the kitchen and supply inventory. Position requirements include high school diploma or equivalent, ServSafe Certification or the ability to obtain certification, plus experience in volume food preparation and service, inventory and portion control, proper sanitation and storage methods or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Starting salary� is $12.46/hr. A Washburn County employment application may be downloaded from the county website at� or obtained by contacting the Administration Office at P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871, tel. 715-468-4624, Fax�715-468-4628. Application deadline is�4:30 p.m.,�Friday, April 15, 2016.� EOE. 643934




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Corrine Hill, Easter Egg Coordinator, on behalf of the Shell Lake Chamber, would like to thank the following people for their generous donations that helped to make the Easter Egg Hunt in Shell Lake so great ... 3C General Store Jean’s Antiques Stresau Labs My Favorite Things Shell Lake Girl Skinner Funeral Scouts Troop 4390 Cenex Home Washburn County Shell Lake Express Mart Register Woodcrafters Gordy’s Amanda Nielsen & Klopp’s 5th TNT Tool Friends Avenue Peggy’s Place Carolyn Crawford Schmitz’s Economart Indianhead Krys Robinson Community Credit Spooner Auto Laundry Union Realty Farm & Fleet Shell Lake State Walmart Shell Lake Bank ABC Lumber Chiropractic Schultz Automotive Lake Insurance Organized Chaos Dave & Wally’s Yoder’s Amish-Style McDonald’s Jock’s Auto Body Bakery Hardee’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Thru The Woods Arby’s Carquest Cafe Taco John’s Polish Parlour Dakota Robinson Silver Shears Ace Hardware Sally Peterson Wisconsin Structural Pizza Hut Lakeview Bar & Grill Bank of the West Steel All the citizens of Shell Lake who purchased an Easter chick in support of this great event put on for the children of our community.

Thank You Thank you to the people of Shell Lake, who gave me their support during the most recent election. It is again humbling to serve you. To all the people of Shell Lake, my door remains open for your comments, concerns and complaints. To help you with this: my cell phone number is 715-520-6266, and my email is To my opponent, Sally Peterson, I am truly sorry for the ordeal I put you through over the past months. It was never my intention to make this campaign personal. In addition, thank you for the respect you gave me, and I look forward to working with you in the future. You have and always will be my friend.

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Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the Town of Sarona will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Sarona Town Hall. The agenda shall be posted one day prior to the meeting. Victoria Lombard, Clerk 644384 34-35r WNAXLP


SPRINGBROOK - VFW Post 10568 N8595 CTH, Springbrook has special events planned for April. Sunday, April 10, a bythe-bagful meat raffle will start at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, the fifth-annual sock hop will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 23, will be the sucker fishing contest. Judging is at 5 p.m. For more information, call 715-766-2128. — from Post 10568

Notice is hereby given that the Bashaw Town Board shall hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, immediately following the annual meeting at the Bashaw Town Hall. Agenda: Call meeting to order; minutes from the March 8, 2016, town meeting; treasurer’s report; correspondence, public input; permits/applications; town hall; truck/grader; set next meeting date; approve vouchers and adjourn meeting. A current agenda will also be posted at the following sites: Corner of Tozer Lake Rd. & Green Valley Rd., corner of Sand Road & Sunset Road, and N3410 Sawyer Creek Road, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (town hall). Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk, Town of Bashaw 644074 34r WNAXLP

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WHEREAS, on June 17, 2014, the Washburn County Board of Supervisors did resolve and declare its intent to create a Special Assessment District for the Reconstruction of the Long Lake Dam mandated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Resolution #31-14); and WHEREAS, at that time, the Washburn County Board of Supervisors established the necessity to repair the Long Lake Dam adopting an engineering plan set rendered by Ayres Associates of Eau Claire (which may be viewed at project-plans-for%20long-lake-dam.pdf), at a projected cost of $532,000.001; and WHEREAS, Highway and Dam Committee pursuant to §§ 66.0703(4) & (5), Stats., has submitted a report on April 13, 2015, now on file with the Washburn County Clerk’s office; and WHEREAS, a public hearing mandated by §§ 66.0703(7)(a), Wis. Stats., was held at the commons of the Shell Lake High School on April 23, 2015, at which time comments on the proposed special dam assessment district as well as department of natural resources dam grant program were taken; and WHEREAS, a transcript of that hearing is now on file with the Washburn County Clerk’s office with a condensed memorandum of the proceedings available on the Washburn County government website at; and WHEREAS, the property owners present at the meeting voted overwhelmingly in favor of (i) basing the proposed assessment on property valuation rather than front footage and (ii) spreading payments for the assessment over a three-year period; and WHEREAS, the Highway and Dam Committee of the Washburn County Board of Supervisors did on April 27, 2015, award the project contract to Staab Construction, LLC, in the amount of $128,700.00; and WHEREAS, partial funding for this project is assured from a state grant one half the cost of the project; and WHEREAS, the project is now complete with the following breakdown of costs: PROJECT ITEM EXPENSE Staab Construction Contract $128,700.00 Change order (road improvement) $4,000.00 Ayes Engineering - design & project $42,134.00 $2,000.00 Associated Appraisals (BSA assessment)2 TOTAL PROJECT COST $176,834.00 Municipal Dam Grant ($87,417.00) SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AMOUNT $89,417.00 WHEREAS, the combined assessed value of the property benefitted from the proposed special dam assessment district in 2015 is $305,643,600.00; and WHEREAS, the Washburn County Board of Supervisors, upon recommendation of its highway and dam committee, deemed it necessary to repair the Long Lake Dam, § 31.38(4), Wis. Stats., and required the county “ proceed in accordance with §66.0703, Stats., (authorizing special assessments generally) to make special assessments to property on account of benefits resulting to the property from the improvement...;” and WHEREAS, the Washburn County Board of Supervisors finds that the proposed special assessment district is appropriate as the purpose of the Long Lake Dam is solely for the purpose of maintaining the lake levels of Long Lake and Little Long Lake and not for downstream flood control; and WHEREAS, the Washburn County GIS/Mapper has rendered the attached map showing the properties to be benefitted by such improvements.

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(Mar. 23, 30, Apr. 6) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE COMPANY 6000 American Parkway Madison, WI 53783-0001, Plaintiff, vs. ARNOLD F. BRUZEK W6899 Old Bass Lake Rd. Minong, WI 54859 Defendant. AMENDED SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION Case No. 2016CV20 Case Code: 30301 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, to the above-named defendant: You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within forty-five (45) days after March 23, 2016, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Court, whose address is Clerk of Court, Washburn County Courthouse, 10 4th Ave., Shell Lake, Wisconsin, and to Enright Law Office, plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is 2215 E. Clairemont Avenue, Suite 5, P.O. Box 128, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702-0128. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within forty-five (45) days, the Court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Amended Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Amended Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 15th day of March, 2016. ENRIGHT LAW OFFICE By: Daniel A. Enright State Bar No.: 1015955 Attorney for Plaintiff ENRIGHT LAW OFFICE 2215 E. Clairemont Avenue P.O. Box 128 Eau Claire, WI 54702-0128 Phone: 715-832-6645 643515 Fax: 715-832-8438 WNAXLP

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Sealed proposals for the sale of equipment described herein will be received until 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 21, 2016, by the Washburn County Highway Department, Office of the Highway Commissioner, 1600 County Highway H, Spooner, Wisconsin 54801, whereupon the sealed proposals received will be publicly opened. PROPOSAL CONTRACT #9-16E, Crew Cab Pickup Specifications are on file and available upon request at the Office of the Washburn County Highway Department, phone 715-635-4480; FAX 715-635-4485 Bidders wishing to submit their bid by mail may do so at their own risk. Bids received through mail by the Washburn County Highway Department, later than the time set forth above, will be returned unopened. The correct mailing address is Washburn County Highway Department, 1600 County Highway H, Spooner, WI 54801. The County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive any technicalities, and to select the bid proposal deemed most advantageous to the Washburn County Highway Department. Frank Scalzo, Highway Commissioner Washburn County 644371 34-35r WNAXLP 1600 County Highway H, Spooner, WI 54801

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NOW, THEREFORE, the Washburn County Board of Supervisors resolves as follows: 1. The Washburn County Board of Supervisors creates the Long Lake Dam Special Assessment District; 2. The boundaries of the proposed Special Assessment District are delineated on the attached map; 3. Washburn County shall make payments for the reconstruction of the Long Lake Dam from the dam fund and shall be reimbursed from the following: (i) The State of Wisconsin in the form of a grant in the amount of one-half the project and (ii) from the Long Lake Dam Special Assessment District; 4. The basis for the assessment shall be the assessed valuation for each property using the 2015 assessment figures; 5. All tax-exempt real property within the district shall be assessed for purposes of the district; 6. The mill rate for the special assessment shall be .0002925531567; 7. The special assessment period shall be three years commencing with the tax year 2016 and payments may be made in a lump sum by benefited property owners, or by installment payments due by November 1 of each year: otherwise such installment will be placed on the property tax bill of the benefited property owner as a special assessment for the year in which the installment is due; 8. Because the Boy Scouts of America property is large in proportion to other riparian properties, the Boy Scouts of America has the option of installment payments spread out over a period of five years. 9. The special assessment shall be entered upon the tax rolls of the town of Long Lake, Madge and Birchwood, Washburn County, Wisconsin, as would any other real estate tax, special assessment or special charge by the town treasurer without interest; 10. Any overcharge at the end of the project shall be reimbursed to the taxpayer. 11. This resolution shall be published as a Class 1 notice in the official county newspaper. Fiscal Impact: $89,417.00 to be reimbursed over time. Moved for adoption by the Finance Committee on March 3, 2016: Thomas Mackie, LH “Skip” Fiedler, Steven Waggoner, Anthony Baier and Michael Bobin. Passed by a vote of 19 ayes to 0 nayes. Correct Attest this 15th day of March, 2016. 1 This figure is the estimate of the project from the department of natural resources for purposes of establishing an outside limit to the amount of any grant associated with the project. The actual cost turned out to be far less. 2 This cost was incurred for the appraisal of otherwise tax-exempt property belonging to the Boy Scouts of America. Other municipality-owned property consisted of boat landings for which an appraisal would have been cost prohibitive considering the yield of total assessment. Note that the cost of appraisal is not included in the partial reimbursement calculation of the dam grant which applies to construction and engineering costs only. Note also that the costs of legal services cannot be included in the assessment. Lolita Olson, Washburn County Clerk 644368 34rp WNAXLP



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Curtis A. Alexander, Hayward, felon possess firearm, $268.00, state prison, extended supervision; hunt deer during closed season, $2,268.00, DNR revocation/suspension. Wayne L. Berman, Sarona, possession of THC, $443.00, probation, sent. withheld; possession of controlled substance, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld; possession of drug paraphernalia, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Joshua D. Estes, Rice Lake, possession of THC, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld; possess drug paraphernalia, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Alexander R. Jefferson-Cooper, Madison, possession of THC, $243.00, local jail, costs; operating with restricted controlled substance, $887.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Jordan A. Schirmer, Minong, possess amphetamine, LSD, psilocin, $243.00, local jail; possess drug paraphernalia, $243.00, local jail.

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Andrew C. Canniff, Newmarket, N.H., speeding, $175.30. Christopher D. Danford, Shell Lake, operating with restricted controlled substance, $811.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Joshua D. Estes, Cameron, operating with restricted controlled substance, $811.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Clifford B. Jackson, Spooner, operating without valid license, $200.50. Austin D. Larson, Eau Claire, OWI, $811.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Cheryl S. Larva, Orangeburg, S.C., operating motor vehicle without carrying license, $150.10. Edward L. Robarge, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50; operating while suspended, $200.50. Alishia A. Webster, Springbrook, speeding, $326.50.

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INDIANHEAD RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUB GUN SHOW: Ray Kangas Productions. April 9, Spooner High School, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., CTH K, Spooner. $5. All firearm laws must be observed. Anyone under 18 will not be admitted unless accompanied by a parent. Children under 16 free, accompanied by an adult. Tim, 715-635-2319. 28-34rc

Craig A. Richter, Shell Lake, and Jessi R. Anderson, Shell Lake, issued March 27.


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ELECTION OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the several towns, villages, wards, and election districts of the County of Washburn, State of Wisconsin, on November 8, 2016, ten electors for President and Vice President of the United States, one for each congressional district and two for the state at-large, are to be elected. The names of presidential electors do not appear on the ballot, but each vote cast for a presidential candidate is a vote for the electors of the candidate. Independent candidates for President or Vice President may circulate nomination papers beginning July 1, 2016, and must file nomination papers with the Government Accountability Board no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 2, 2016. The Government Accountability Board is located at 212 E. Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Madison, Wisconsin.

PARTISAN PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that in the several towns, villages, wards, and election districts of the County of Washburn, State of Wisconsin, at a primary to be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, and at an election to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, the following officers are to be nominated and elected:

CONGRESSIONAL OFFICERS ONE UNITED STATES SENATOR, for the term of 6 years, to succeed the present incumbent listed, whose term of office will expire on January 3, 2017: Ron Johnson ONE REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, for the term of 2 years, to succeed the present incumbent listed, whose term of office will expire on January 3, 2017: 7th Congressional District Sean Duffy

LEGISLATIVE AND STATE OFFICES TWO REPRESENTATIVES TO THE ASSEMBLY, each for the term of two years, to succeed the present incumbents listed, whose terms of office will expire on January 2, 2017: District 73 Nick Milroy District 75 Romaine Robert Quinn Congressional and legislative district boundaries are described in Chapters 3 and 4 of the Wisconsin Statutes. A copy of the boundary descriptions can be obtained from the Government Accountability Board or the Legislative Reference Bureau at 1 East Main Street, Suite 200, Madison, Wisconsin. ONE DISTRICT ATTORNEY, each for the term of four years, to succeed the present incumbent listed, whose term of office will expire on January 2, 2017: Washburn County Thomas Frost

COUNTY OFFICERS COUNTY OFFICERS, for each county of the State for the term of four years, to succeed the present incumbent in the office of County Clerk, Treasurer, Register of Deeds, and Surveyor, whose terms of office will expire on January 2, 2017: County Clerk Lolita Olson Treasurer Nicole Tims Register of Deeds Renee Bell, Acting

CIRCULATION OF NOMINATION PAPERS NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the first day for circulating nomination papers is April 15, 2016, and the deadline for filing nomination papers is no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. All federal and state office candidates, including district attorney candidates, file with the Government Accountability Board. All county partisan office candidates file with their respective county clerks. DONE in the City of Madison, this 14th day of March, 2016. Kevin J. Kennedy, Director and General Counsel Government Accountability Board 212 E. Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor P.O. Box 7984 Madison, WI 53707-7984 644247 34r 608-261-2028 WNAXLP




Washburn County is seeking qualified applicants to fill a LimitedTerm Employee Deputy Sheriff position. Employees in this class will perform a wide variety of duties connected with law enforcement work, which include investigation, enforcement and various types of assistance. Assigned duties are performed in accordance with State, Federal and County laws. The employee will be expected to exercise independent judgment, decisiveness and discretion in dealing with emergency and unusual circumstances. Well-qualified candidates will have law enforcement experience; and demonstrate ability to deal effectively with the public, state and federal agencies and special interest groups. Candidates must successfully pass a background investigation. Education: This position requires graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent. Associate Degree in Police Science or 60 college-level credits and certification. Requirements: Must meet the minimum requirements of the Law Enforcement Standards Board and possess certification as a law enforcement officer in Wisconsin and have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license. Starting salary range is $19.16-$21.30/hr. To request an application or further information, please contact the Washburn County Personnel Department, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (Ph.: 715-468-4624) or go to Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., April 15, 2016. EOE. 643633 33-34r


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(March 23, 30, April 6) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF HELEN M. ESTER Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 16PR14 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth April 30, 1929 and date of death October 19, 2015, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of W9692 County Highway E, Spooner, WI 54801. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is May 26, 2016. 5. A claim may be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, 10 Fourth Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871, Room 2C. Shannon Anderson Probate Registrar 715-468-4688 February 26, 2016 Abraham T. Schwager Chandler and Brown, Ltd. 332 Minnesota Street Suite W2610 St. Paul, MN 55101 651-228-0497 643414 Bar No.: 1099340 WNAXLP




Shell Lake art students showcase their work

Alex Eiche takes her art seriously as she pushes herself and the boundaries. The junior is proud of her painting of a blue fox.

Gwen Fiorito has used coffee to paint this picture. Artists often use alternative paints to create art. This is a case where the art piece could change over time as it lightens or darkens with light and age.

Emma Crosby’s black-and-white painting of a reflective rock musician has a hidden message with the burned hole in the upper right side. Crosby is a senior who has taken advantage of the art program in at Shell Lake High School. She has gained a better understanding of her hopes and dreams.

Photos by Larry Samson

Rachel Kidder painted a mermaid in a tropical setting. Kidder uses the red colors and the volcanos in the back to give a sense of uncertainty and danger.

Shell Lake senior Amber Anderson likes to paint what she is familiar with. As a country girl, that would be the animals she is around all the time.

Hope Balts shows her block-printing picture. She carved the image she wanted on a block of linoleum and applied ink to it to make the picture. She had to make separate impressions for each color.

Shell Lake school menu Breakfast Thursday, April 7: Grades K-2: Muffin. Grades 3-12: Homemade sweet bread or oatmeal with fixings. Friday, April 8: Grades K-12: Apple or cherry Frudel. Grades 3-12: Ham, egg and cheese bar, toast. Monday, April 11: Grades K-12: Mini cinni roll. Grades 3-12: Bagel and cream cheese. Tuesday, April 12: Grades K-12: Pancakes, sausage. Grades 3-12: Chocolate-chip bar. Wednesday, April 13: Grades K-12: Cereal and toast. Grades 3-12: Ultimate breakfast round. Thursday, April 14: Grades K-12: French toast sticks. Grades 3-12: Homemade sweet bread. Friday, April 15: Grades K-12: Laker pizza. Grades 3-12: Ham, egg and cheese bar, toast. Monday, April 18: Grades K-12: Pop-Tart with cheese stick. Grades 3-12: Mini cinni roll. Tuesday, April 19: Grades K-12: Waffles and fruit. Grades 3-12: Chocolate-chip oatmeal bar. Wednesday, April 20: Grades K-2: Cereal and toast. Grades K-12: Sausage and cheese on English muffin. Grades 3-12: Ultimate breakfast round. Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/fruit and milk offered daily. Every day breakfast is free to all students.

Lunch Thursday, April 7: Grades K-12: Hot ham and cheese. Grades 7-12: Spicy chicken sandwich. Friday, April 8: Grades K-12: Chicken Alfredo. Monday, April 11: Grades K-12: Potato bowl. Tuesday, April 12: Grades K-12: Tacos. Grades 7-12: Chicken strip wrap. Wednesday, April 13: Grades K-12: BBQ pulled pork sandwich. Grades 7-12: Cheese quesadilla. Thursday, April 14: Grades K-12: Mozzarella dippers. Grades 7-12: Pizza calzone. Friday, April 15: Grades K-12: Sloppy joe. Monday, April 18: Grades K-12: Macaroni and cheese. Tuesday, April 19: GradesK-12: Ham, turkey and cheese sub. Grades 7-12: Meatball sub. Wednesday, April 20: Grades K-12: Chicken nuggets with mashed potatoes. Grades 7-12: Bean and cheese burrito. Menus subject to change. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Jordan Monson and Konstantin Medvedev created colorful paintings. Monson’s painting of Captain America is a factual presentation as Captain America came out in 1941 as a superhero in WWII. Medvedev’s painting is of a toco toucan and plays on the colorful nature of the bird to make it more striking.


Wisconsin to observe Tornado Severe Weather Awareness Week April 11-15

MADISON - To give families a chance to test their emergency plans, a statewide tornado drill will be held during the evening of Thursday, April 14. The drill is part of the annual spring severe weather campaign to encourage people in Wisconsin to get ready for possible tornadoes and severe weather. Gov. Scott Walker has declared April 11-15 as Wisconsin’s Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week. Wisconsin Emergency Management, the National Weather Service and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association have once again teamed up to sponsor the statewide tornado drill scheduled for Thursday, April 14. For the first time, a mock tornado warning will be issued at 6:55 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, to give families and businesses a chance to test their emergency severe weather plans. Earlier in the day, a mock tornado watch will be issued at 1 p.m. and a mock tornado warning will be issued at 1:45 p.m. Many radio and TV stations across the state will issue the test tornado warnings. In addition, mock alerts will be issued on NOAA weather radios and many communities will sound

their tornado sirens. According to the NWS, Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes annually. Last year, there were 17 tornado touchdowns in the state. All of the tornadoes were either an EF0 or EF1. On Aug. 19, 2015, two tornadoes touched down near Lake Geneva and Big Bend causing damage to area businesses. No one was injured. The statewide tornado drill is a great opportunity for schools, businesses and families to test their emergency plans about what to do and where to go when severe weather strikes. The tornado drill will take place even if the sky is cloudy, dark and or rainy. If actual severe storms are expected in the state on Thursday, April 14, the tornado drills will be postponed until Friday, April 15, with the same times. If severe storms are possible Friday, the drills will be canceled. Any changes will be issued to local media as well as posted on the ReadyWisconsin website at readywisconsin. Updates will also be posted at, twitter. com/ReadyWisconsin, and Instagram Listen, act and live • In a home or building, avoid windows. Move to a basement, and get under a sturdy table or the stairs. If a basement is not available, move to a small interior room or hallway on the lowest floor and cover yourself with towels, blankets or pillows. If possible, get under a sturdy table, desk or counter. Put as many walls as possible between you and the storm. Wearing a bike helmet will help protect your head. 
 • If outdoors, seek shelter in a sturdy building. If you cannot get to shelter, stay in your vehicle with the seat belt on and place your head below the windows. Do not seek shelter under an overpass. 

• Mobile homes, even if tied down, offer little protection from tornadoes. You should leave a mobile home and go to the designated storm shelter or the lowest floor of a sturdy nearby building. 
 • At school, go to the interior hall or room. Crouch low, head down and protect the back of your head with your arms. Stay away from windows and large open rooms like gyms and auditoriums. 
 Tornado safety before the storm • Develop a plan for you and your family for home, work, school and outdoors. Know the safest shelter areas in multiple locations. 

• Have frequent drills. 
 • Keep a disaster supply kit in your home including water, food that won’t spoil and needs no heat to serve, first-aid kit, NOAA weather radio also known as an emergency weather radio, a 
flashlight and special items for children, pets and elderly family members. 
 • Be sure your weather radio is working properly. Spring is a great time to install fresh batteries. — from Washburn County Emergency Management

A cruel April Fool’s

It was a cruel April Fools’ joke played by Mother Nature as people in the Shell Lake area awoke to an inch of fresh fallen snow. The old wives’ tale is that snow will fall three times on a robin’s tail before spring arrives. This year even the robin is sick of the snow.

April Fool’s Day, Friday, April 1, reminded residents of the beauty of northern Wisconsin. Bashaw Brook is shown as it looked in the early morning. Within a few hours the snow was gone.

Photos by Larry Samson

The snow-covered branches frame the old steeple of the German Lutheran Church at the Washburn County Historical Society in Shell Lake.

WCR | April 6 | 2016  
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