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Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 Vol. 127, No. 26 • Shell Lake, Wis.

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•Dad’s Belgian Waffles @ Shell Lake • Knights of Columbus fish fry @ Spooner • Love for Lozandier fundraiser @ Shell Lake See calendar on page 6 for details


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Valentine’s Day Page 10 Kara Johnson is enjoying a snow fight as snowballs are not permitted during the St. Francis School celebration of National Catholic Schools Week. More photos on page 2. – Photo by Larry Samson

Shell Lake School Board member elected WASB president Laker grapplers fourth at conference Page 14


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SHELL LAKE - The spring fruit sale is up and running. FFA members are selling fruit to earn money toward leadership conferences and the National FFA Convention. Your support is greatly appreciated. The sale will run until Wednesday, March 2. Feel free to call the school and ask for Phyllis, 715-468-7816, and she will take your order. The FFA Blood Drive is scheduled for Thursday, March 3, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The goal is 70 pints. Please go online to to schedule your appointment. High school students can sign up in the agriculture room anytime during the day. Your donation is twofold it is a life-saving gift as well as providing scholarship money for Shell Lake FFA seniors. — from Shell Lake FFA

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MADISON - Stu Olson, president of the Shell Lake School Board, was recently elected president of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards. Olson has been a member of the Shell Lake School Board since 1997 and has served on the WASB board of directors since 2009. He ran for the Shell Lake School Board because of a passion for excellence in education. He is particularly interested in the role of trust as a necessary foundation for achieving excellence, and seeks to strengthen trust at all levels of the public education system. Olson was born and raised in Racine and attended UW-Madison where he graduated with honors in zoology. He is currently transitioning to retirement from a 33-year career as a scientist and manager at Stresau Laboratory in Spooner. He and his wife, Pam, have three children and live on a farm in rural Shell Lake. Upon the start of his term as WASB president, Olson addressed school leaders at the state education convention in Milwaukee. Olson emphasized the importance of developing a culture of trust on the school board and in our schools. “Trust is a must on several levels in public education,” Olson said. “I’m talking about trust within your school board itself, and between your board and your superintendent, and between your board/superintendent team and the rest of your staff. In the post-Act 10 world, it’s more important than ever to establish a culture of trust, and more possible than ever.” Joining Olson in leading the WASB is Terry McCloskey, a school board member in Three

Stu Olson. — Photo submitted Lakes. McCloskey was elected first vice president. Mary Jo Rozmenoski, a member of the Black River Falls School Board, will serve as second vice president. Olson will serve a one-year term as WASB president. The Wisconsin Association of School Boards is a nonprofit association that provides information and services to Wisconsin school boards in the areas of school law and policy making, bargaining, legislation and leadership development. — from WASB

Woman arrested for seventh OWI Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE- A 56-year-old woman was arrested for her seventh OWI offense after crossing the centerline on Hwy. 63 southbound, just outside the city of Spooner on Saturday, Feb. 6. The Wisconsin State Patrol reports that Stephanie Bogat, 56, Union Grove, entered oncoming traffic near Lone Star Road in Washburn County and was pulled over by a Wisconsin

State Patrol officer. During field sobriety testing Bogat showed signs of impairment and was taken into custody. Bogat was taken to a local hospital for a legal blood draw and jailed at the Washburn County Jail. No injuries were reported in the incident. Bogat was also arrested for failure to install an ignition interlock device and operating after revocation.



Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

The students at St. Francis School celebrated National Catholic Schools Week by spending the day on the sled hill at the Spooner City Park on Thursday, Feb. 4. Sometimes you just have to let go and have fun. Shown (L to R): Benjamin Hellendrung, Kylee Snider, Benjamin Woodworth, Mrs. Mary Woodworth, third- and fourth-grade teacher; and Matthew Glessing.

Photos by Larry Samson

Benjamin Woodworth bombs the sled hill. He lost his front teeth before he started sledding.

Every child has a different style coming down the hill; for Lily Paulson it is closing her eyes Skating can be more fun if you skate with your friends. Shown (L to R): Reise Brierton, Tiffany Bartle just before she runs into someone. and Maycee Wilkie.

Birchwood student to participate in Japanese foreign exchange BIRCHWOOD - Birchwood sophomore Daryan Schultz, 16, has been accepted into the AFS-USA foreign exchange program. Schultz has been dreaming of traveling to Japan since she was in junior high, and because of this she took the initiative to make her dream a reality.  Early in 2015, she applied to AFS-USA’s international exchange. At the point of acceptance, she was offered the opportunity to learn in several different locales across the world.  Of course, Japan was one of them, and she jumped on that option. That got the process rolling, and since her acceptance into the program, Schultz has attended an early orientation, gone through countless checklists for preparedness, and most significantly, has had to raise over $15,000 to actually participate, the most daunting of the tasks involved in this opportunity.   Despite the challenge of raising that much money, Schultz was able to share her hopes and aspirations with people who instantly felt the need to help.  The Birchwood Education Foundation alone helped her to raise $11,000, and the other $4,000 has

come through private donors, friends, and Schultz’s own h a rd work. She worked three jobs over the summer.  Still to be raised are the funds for expenses outside of the program, inDaryan Schultz, 16, a sophcluding lugomore at Birchwood School, gage costs, will be traveling to Japan to visas, toiletparticipate in a student exries, a camchange program. —  Photo era, gifts for submitted her host family, a school uniform and spending money.  For these things, Schultz has set up a GoFundMe campaign.  Already, she has raised $765 through this effort, with a goal of $1,000.   Schultz is the first Birchwood School

student to ever participate in a foreign exchange. When asked if this was scary or intimidating, Schultz responded, “I might be lost through nearly all of it … I’m nervous, but not too worried.”  She went on to say how excited she is to meet her host family, consisting of a stay-at-home mother, working father, a grandmother, grandfather, great-grandmother and three siblings, aged 6, 4 and 2 - all living in the same household.  Schultz loves children, so she’s particularly excited about her host siblings, and looks forward to helping take care of them. Her hope through all of this is to become more fluent in Japanese, and more culturally aware. “I want to get out of my comfort zone,” she says.   Schultz will fly to Los Angeles on March 20 and stay there for a two-day orientation with other U.S. students traveling to Japan.  She will leave for Tokyo on March 22 and from there will take public transportation to her host city in the prefecture of Aichi-Ken, to the city of Toyohashi.  There she will spend a week with her

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host family, then begin school the week following. School will be completely assimilated; however, she will have some additional classes of Japanese with other English-speaking students.  She is looking forward to the schooling, and feels confident she will perform well because, “ Japan they worry more about exams than homework.”  If there’s one thing Schultz is, it’s motivated.  And, if her preparation for this trip is any indication, she’ll be very successful in her time overseas.   To assist Schultz in her upcoming foreign exchange, you can donate to her trip at To find out more of the exciting events happening at Birchwood Schools, check out their facebook page at birchwoodschool. — from Birchwood School

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Ten candidates for Spooner School Board

Tuesday, Feb. 16, primary election

Danielle Danford | Staff writer SPOONER - The Tuesday, Feb. 16, primary election for the Spooner School Board is the result of 10 candidates filing for three positions on the school board. The primary election will reduce the number of candidates to six. In light of the approaching primary election, candidates shared with the Register why they are running and issues they are running for. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. Tom Clark: “I’ve lived in the area about five years, and one of the things that always stood out when we came here to visit was how nice of an area it is, how beautiful it is. When I got involved with the school I saw how the kids are very well-rounded. They have the opportunities to do so many different things; they were in theater, sports, band or choir, they did all these different things. Then what I recognized after the last two years is that it seems like it’s trying to be torn apart a little bit, and there’s no spirit inside the community anymore as what it used to be. And that bothers me. I have two kids in the school. We need to get through all this as a community and as a school board and get back to creating an environment where our kids prosper and our town can be proud, have spirit for their school. The students deserve it, they deserve an opportunity. “For me it’s really important we get our academics. Of the school board meetings I have attended, I haven’t heard a lot about academics or where we are going, what do we need to do, why we aren’t doing this, could we do this better and how can we help that. For me, if I was going to say what my platform is, my platform is let’s build an academic institution that is conducive to the environment where we live and the spirit and pride we want to give our students, to have them come back here and live. It’s really important that academics and extracurricular activities are at the forefront at school, that’s what creates pride and spirit in people.” Tim Davis: “At this time, I will not continue to pursue a seat on the Spooner Area School Board.  I have encountered a personal challenge that precludes my campaign and desire to sit as a school board member.  I continue to have interest and concern for the governance of the Spooner School District.  At this time, I would defer any community support for myself to Robert Hoellen as a write-in candidate in the Primary Election.  Mr. Hoellen is an experienced board member that pursues good governance and integrity.  I put confidence in his leadership and ability to govern our school well.”

this is a time where we do need to come together as a community to work together to solve the issues that are facing our district. It’s my hope that if people elect me to the school board that we can work toward positive solutions for the district.”

Kevin King: “I’m not happy with the direction we are going and the environment we currently have. Surveys have been done by both the school district and the community that show that we have a poor working environment, which has caused staff and students to leave in numbers never before seen in our district. “We have a lack of transparency in board meetings and I would like to change that.  All regular board meetings should be available to the public as unedited video…I believe there should be fewer closed session discussions and that the current board is using closed sessions in order to avoid public participation and comment. There should be more opportunity for public comment and these comments should be recorded in meeting minutes so that people who were not in attendance can be made aware of some of the concerns and issues brought forward. Meeting agendas should be properly noticed in a timely manner and not posted or changed at the last minute. “We have $250,000 worth of (technical education) equipment that was donated to the school that is not being used because the instructor hasn’t been trained how to use it … I will use my background to see that tech ed and programs like it are improved, as the trades are very important employers. “There also needs to be more fiscal oversight on district expenses.  In a time when the current board is saying that tough choices need to be made, why is our bill for legal expense well over $80,000 and growing since the last annual meeting?  No legal counsel should be sought without first obtaining the full board’s approval. “I will work to provide a more positive environment for our staff and our students.  As a board, we should be more approachable to all voters, not just those who support our goals and ideals.   A referendum will not pass solely on the back of a small group that may have gotten you elected. The entire electorate will have to be engaged for the good of our school and students.” King has a daughter that attends Spooner High School. Miles Macone: “It is something that I have been paying attention to for a long time. I have been going to meetings long before we had this superintendent. My wife is a teacher up there, and we have always wanted to keep ourselves really informed as to what’s going on. I just felt like I am a more centered person to

a lot of the issues the school faces. I felt like it would be nice to have somebody that knows the issues, is well-informed of what’s going on up there, that could help in this situation. I am not somebody that is coming in with one agenda item. I’ve lived in this community for most of my life and it’s taken me aback to see what’s going on the last 16 months or so. I want to help get us back to where we need to be as far as financially stable and where we’re not at everybody’s throats. I want the best for our schools and that’s where I am coming from. “One thing that has bothered me is the staff loss … I am hoping we can figure out ways to keep these teachers around here … because I know a lot of them, and some of them that left really hurt the district. We have to figure out a way to find it in the budget to compensate our teachers to be competitive with other school districts. “I think we need to do a better job as a board communicating and getting out in the public. I think negative has had a chance, and I think positive should have a chance, too. Let’s fix this thing. I have three young kids in this district. I need this district to be at its best for my kids to get a great education. Any decisions I make on the board are going to be for the kids of this district. Regarding my wife being a district employee, if there was a question on conflict of interest I would recuse myself.”

Nathaniel Melton: “I am running because we have a problem with transparency, the way we spend our money and how we are treating people. I am running because of what I see happening and how it’s affecting our sports program. I am running because there are more people in the crowd that know more about running meetings correctly than what the board appears to be doing. I am running because it seems that the board and the administration do not care about some of our meeting laws, about transparency and that is important. We’ve got to have transparency, and we’ve got to have things out in the open. Not backroom deals and not stuff hidden in smoke and mirrors. I also see a lack of leadership and we’ve got to have people who lead. “I think board members should have clear opinions about topics and share their decisions with the public. I am also concerned about the way our school is going in the way of education and where they are wanting to go with our grading system.” Kyle Pierce: “I am a concerned citizen interested in the area. I have a familyowned business here and a kid in the district. I just want to see the Spooner

School succeed. “I just want to see some consistency with the school board, and I have a pretty good grasp on things that have happened over the past few years. I do see some good things that have come out of that change. I am interested in working with the (district) staff and my constituents to keep our school district growing. Consistency is my main concern. As we keep having turnovers on the board and I think we need to keep some consistency there so we can follow up on the good things we have started.” “I listen to all sides as much as I can. I ask questions based off of feedback that I get from staff, from community members and just my own personal opinion. I am not out to play any sides. I base my decisions on factual information and do what I feel is best for the district.” Bill Skidmore: “Basically the reason I am running is because of the lack of leadership on the school board right now. It seems to me that the school board is incapable or unwilling to make any decisions without the superintendent telling them what to do.” Other reasons Skidmore is running are staff retention, harassment complaints against the superintendent, open enrollment out of the school district and deficit spending. “My biggest issue right now is that the school board and superintendent are completely out of touch with the taxpayers and the people who care about our school district. They ignore what people are telling them is going on … If there is an issue it needs to be addressed and corrected, not covered by almost $100,000 in legal fees.” Karen Sorenson: “I am running for the school board because I have attended some school board meetings in the last 15 to 18 months and there seems to be a lack of clarity with decisions, communications and overall dealings with the school board. “Issues that are important to me are we have lost a large number of students to open enrollment, and we have lost a large number of staff in the past year or two.” Other issues that concern her are the state of district finances, lack of clarity on district finances and unanswered questions on the district’s finances. “I graduated from Spooner High School, I taught at Spooner High School for 38 years, and I continue to have a working relationship with students as a driver education instructor. I care deeply about our students, staff and the community. I believe the school is the heart of the community and at this point there seems to be a lot of turmoil.”

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Jim Dienstl; “To present both sides of every story and just make sure the facts are out there. I feel that hasn’t been done in the past. Not only by the newspaper but by the people that are talking a lot.” When asked what issues he was running for he said, “just the truth and the facts, no specific issues.” Chad Gibson: “Having taught in the district for six years and then leaving the district this year, I have been very frustrated at the level of communication that has come out from the school board and the administration. It is something that I hope to improve by being involved in the process. “Certainly the budget needs to be put in a better position than it is. I think community relations are very strained as well, and because of that, transparency of information has become an issue. It has become a very personal issue for me when I see our students education has gone down in the last year and a half.” He is also concerned about “the turnover of staff and the bringing in of staff that are not certified to teach specific areas that get emergency licensure. “As a community I have always seen Spooner’s strength has been working together to support families in need and

The Shell Lake city crew is removing the snow after a snowstorm passed through on Tuesday, Feb. 2, closing area schools early and canceling evening activities. Some area schools opened later on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Six inches was the official reading at the Spooner Research Station. — Photo by Larry Samson

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Spooner can be great again Spooner can be great again. The following list suggests that the process is currently under way.  The Spooner area and surrounding communities have individuals and groups that have recently contributed in many positive ways.  This list was compiled with help from Spooner School District staff, the city of Spooner, the Spooner Chamber of Commerce and others: Dan Pederson, state cross-country champ. Dan Pederson, national merit scholar semifinalist, less than 1 percent of all seniors in the U.S. Tim Kern, Eric Conner and Mark Aderman, music programs showcasing student talent in the arts; over 300 hours of prep, rehearsals and performances. Families and business donated for a fan bus. We had more Spooner fans than Hayward fans at a Hayward game. Eric Conner, new teacher, helping with boys basketball and volleyball and inspiring student spirit with a rap during homecoming that went viral. Kyle Linton, helping tourism/chamber with signs, displays and float building. Kathy Gaffer, new art teacher, helping with plays, growing students appreciation for diversity in the arts, etc. Holly Snyder and Monique Clark, getting cheerleading and cheer squad back. PTO, great fundraising efforts that bring

speakers and one-of-a-kind learning opportunities to the schools. Bob Thornley, drama club, plays and upcoming musical for community. Kyle and Kari Pierce, facilitating givingtree program for local families in need. SASD administrative team bringing families to Savage Dash, running inflatable stations at Jack O’ Lantern Fest and organizing 10 zombies for the zombie run. Ladies Night Downtown raised a record amount of food for the food shelter. Dean Patrick Golf Tournament, fundraiser for city police K9 dog unit. Spooner Chamber donated $8,000 for student programs to PTO from funds raised at the chamber food and wine-tasting event. School welcomed many new teachers who are already having positive impact on kids. Spooner Youth Hockey, excited about working toward a new skating facility and have experienced increased participation. Spooner Health System investing in our community with a new hospital. Girls golf back-to-back HON champions and three consecutive trips to state competition. Michelle O’Connell nominated for Kohl Teacher Fellowship. Dr. Brett DeJager, dean of students, published nationally. Rails Hoops adding more to the basket-

ball game experience – business sponsorship for prizes, concessions, etc. School staff integrate technology into their daily instruction, giving kids handson experience with many real-world tools. Middle school and elementary school participated in an Hour of Code, part of a worldwide campaign to spread awareness on careers in computer programming. Alumni and business supporters have donated approximately $250,000 to SASD tech ed department, providing a regionally competitive state-of-the-art, commercialquality learning environment. Community donors supported a successful automotive technology class, donating cars, parts and supplies. SpoonerProud banners throughout town unify the community. Community partnership to create a memorable homecoming 2015 experience volunteers, senior athletes’ fat heads, military theme socks for athletes, PTO military support T-shirts, color guard presentation, float competition, wristbands for students wearing school pride clothing, etc. Anderson Haager and Moe, volunteering with students to give a real-world perspective on possible careers and demonstrate how classroom skills can be applied to a career. Lakeland Family Resource Center provides supports to families in need, often by fundraising through community activities

like Paint Night. Community leaders on the Spooner Education Foundation Board donated mini grants to SASD teachers for classroom supplies. Former Mayor Louie Villela, Hedlund Gas, Economart, Spooner Fire Department, Chamber of Commerce, Dock Coffee, WJMC from Hayward and Main Street businesses all pitched in to welcome new SASD staff to Spooner with a community social. Local businesses donated to gift bags, welcoming the new staff members. Approximately $20,000 in state grants for SASD to partner with area businesses for student apprenticeships. $48,650 in local scholarships were given out to 40 SHS seniors last year. SASD updating their emergency planning to include ALICE training for all staff and students, keeping safety as a top priority. Spooner Youth Baseball has grown from three board members to nine, expanding its ability to offer quality developmental programming for area youth. Spooner Cardinal youth baseball development clinic. Thank you to the abovementioned and to those whose contributions go without public recognition.   Sean Solveson Spooner

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The state of transportation in Wisconsin

Craig Thompson | executive director, Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin

MADISON - The state of transportation in Wisconsin is not as strong as it needs to be. I am not alone in this assessment. The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance released a 2015 report card for Wisconsin in which it graded 23 different areas of the state from per capita personal income to energy costs to graduation rates. The area that received the worst grade was the condition of our highways, in which Wisconsin received a D grade. The state’s road are lacking by comparison as well. The U.S. Department of Transportation posted a fact sheet titled Road and Bridge Data by State which shows 71 percent of Wisconsin’s roads are in mediocre or poor condition. That places Wisconsin 47th out of 50 states.

So what if our roads are a little bumpy to drive over and hard to look at, you might say. We have more important things to tend to like creating jobs. Well, if we want to attract and retain businesses that create jobs, we are likely neglecting their No. 1 priority. In a national survey of CEOs and consultants ranking factors for choosing where to locate, access to highways scored as the most important factor — a skilled workforce ranked No. 2. It’s no wonder when you consider the fact that transportation comprises 50-80 percent of supply-chain costs. Why are we faring so badly when it comes to our roads? At the local level, cities, towns and counties are able to repair and replace fewer miles of road each year due to stagnant state funds. In many instances, replacement schedules now exceed twice the number of years for which the roads were engineered. As for our

major highways, some of our most pressing improvement projects continue to be delayed and shelved for the same reason. Enough of the doom and gloom. The good news is that unlike eradicating poverty or finding peace in the Middle East, this problem is completely within our control. All it requires is some proactive leadership. Now is the time to tackle this issue. Lower gas prices have saved the average two-car household over $1,000. We can put Wisconsin transportation back on a sustainable funding path while still leaving most of those dollars in the motorists’ pockets. Wisconsin has long provided a value to drivers – lower combined gas tax and vehicle registration fees – when compared to neighboring states. We can modernize our system and provide mobility options without jeopardizing this advantage. We can most certainly do better than a

D. All this requires is the resolve to address the problem. Let’s just fix it. Note: Craig Thompson is the executive director of the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin. From the buses in Racine to the Port of Green Bay, from the rail lines in Superior to the Waukesha County Airport to the roads we use every day, Wisconsin’s transportation network is the key to connecting goods to market and people to jobs. Founded in 1971, the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin promotes the vitality and safety of the state’s transportation system, including public transit systems, public-use and general aviation airports, railroads, commercial ports and roads. TDA’s 400 members comprise business, labor, units of government, regional planning organizations, as well as individuals., Twitter handle @ tdawisconsin.

Sen. Bewley and Rep. Meyers bill signed into law MADISON - Senate Bill 104, authored by Sen. Janet Bewley, D-Delta, and Rep. Beth Meyers, D-Bayfield, allowing the Town of La Pointe to enact shoreland zoning ordinances, was signed into law Thursday, Feb. 4, by Gov. Scott Walker. The bill is narrowly focused and designed to respond to the unique situation faced by the Town of La Pointe on Madeline Island, which is part of Ashland County. While the island is just off of Bayfield County, Ashland County is a 2.2mile ferry trip and a 23-mile drive away.  The bill allows the town officials to enact shoreland zoning ordinances that are more restrictive than Ashland County’s

shoreland zoning ordinances, regardless of the order of enactment. Senate Bill 104 is now Act 146. “I was extremely pleased to have this bill signed into law. It was a joint effort from Sen. Bewley and I, as well as the Town of La Pointe and Ashland County,” said Meyers. “At a time when the state Legislature is steadily eroding local control, we were fortunate to be able to convince our colleagues to give the citizens living on one of the state’s few inhabited islands this small measure of control over what happens in their community,” added Bewley. — from the office of Sen. Bewley  

Father/Daughter Ball planned SHELL LAKE - All fathers and their daughters are invited to attend the 2016 Father/Daughter Ball at 6 p.m., on Friday, March 4, at the Shell Lake Community Center. No fee is charged for this event but reservations must be made before Wednesday, Feb. 24, by calling Donna at 715-766-2010. Each family will be asked to bring a salad, dessert or hors d’oeuvre for the “king’s table.”

The ball will feature pictures and tiaras, a chocolate fountain, a royal feast and, of course, the royal ball. The organizers, Lake Park Alliance Church, hope the evening will bring fathers and their daughters closer together for lifetime memories. Daughters of all ages are invited and father substitutes are also welcomed. Reservations fill up quickly and are necessary as space is limited. — from Lake Park Alliance

On Thursday, Feb. 4, Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation authored by Sen. Janet Bewley and Rep. Beth Meyers allowing the Town of La Pointe on Madeline Island to enact shoreland zoning ordinances that are more restrictive than Ashland County’s shoreland zoning ordinances, regardless of the order of enactment.  Mike Starck, Town of LaPointe Board supervisor, joined Bewley, Meyers and other Madeline Island residents at the state Capitol for the bill-signing ceremony. — Photo submitted


AREA NEWS AT A GLANCE BALSAM LAKE - A Glenwood City woman and her boyfriend are facing multiple charges for an incident that began where the duo was apparently too drunk to drive home, so they had her 9-yearold daughter drive their pickup truck on Hwy. 46 in southern Polk County. There was also an infant in the vehicle. Amanda Eggert, 32, and Jason Roth, 36, both of Glenwood City, are facing a variety of charges for the incident that allegedly took place Sunday, Jan. 31, when the couple was confronted by police after a report of an erratic driver – the 9-yearold child. When police arrived on the

scene, the police noticed Eggert had suffered a serious hand injury. She was taken to the ambulance for treatment when she started swinging at the EMT and the deputy. Eggert continued to swear at and assault the people involved, enough that the ambulance stopped down the road after she attempted to grab the EMT’s throat. She was then placed under arrest and restrained, being transported to the hospital. Eggert faces four felony counts, including two counts of second-degree reckless endangerment and two charges of attempted battery to a law officer and an emergency worker. She also faces three

misdemeanor counts, including one for disorderly conduct and two counts of child neglect. If convicted on all counts, she faces up to almost 28 years in prison and/or up to more than $80,000 in fines. Roth faces similar dual charges of seconddegree reckless endangerment, as well as the two misdemeanor child neglect charges. His maximum penalty could be over 20 years and/or up to $70,000 in fines. — from the Inter-County Leader ••• CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland School District Board of Education met in a special session on Friday, Jan. 29, for the purpose of considering a co-op agree-

ment with Clayton for the next two football seasons. The meeting was called after representatives from Clayton approached Superintendent Rose to see if there was any interest in a co-op for football. Clayton, who has traditionally co-oped with Turtle Lake in sports, was turned down by Turtle Lake when approached about the football co-op. Rose cited many reasons for pursuing the co-op. There were several people attending the meeting representing both sides of the issue. When put to a vote, the agreement was defeated by a vote of three against and one in favor, with one member being absent. — from the Cumberland Advocate

Annual graziers conference to be held in Hayward

HAYWARD - The Northwest Wisconsin tame pasture management in Montana, Graziers Network, UW-Extension, NRCS Utah and Oregon; Calving Issues on Pasand LCO-Extension is holding this year’s ture, Abagail Beaver, doctor of veterinary annual winter conference at the Lac Cour- medicine, or Ed Metcalf, doctor of veterites Oreilles Ojibwa Community College. nary medicine, Leading Edge Veterinary The conference will be held in Hayward Services, Hayward; Medicinal Plants for on Saturday, March 5, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Livestock, Dr. Susan Beal; and Grazing Registration and the trade show will start Network Panel, Survey Results, Future at 8:30 a.m. All interested parties are in- Planning, Otto Wiegand, Lynn Johnson vited to attend. and Randy Gilbertson, NW Wisconsin The agenda will include: Holistic Ani- Graziers Network. mal Health - Connecting Soil, Animal The conference will be held in the Pipeand Human Health, presented by Susan Beal, doctor of veterinary medicine, Laughing Oak Farm, Pa., who works in animal therapy and pasture-based ecolSHELL LAKE - The Washburn County ogy; Soil Health/Microbiology Related to Grazing, Justin Morris, NRCS, Madison, Board of Supervisors invites young peoworked for nine years in rangeland and ple who are freshmen, sophomores and juniors, and who are residents of Washburn County to apply to serve as youth representatives on the county board. This initiative provides Washburn County youth an opportunity to play a valuable and active leadership role in the gover-

stone Conference Room at the LCO College, 13380 W. Trepania Road, Hayward. To get to the college from Hayward, take CTH B east toward the casino for five miles, turn right or south on CTH K, go four miles, turn left or east on CTH E, then immediately turn left on Trepania Road.  Look for the college on the left.  From Stone Lake, go north on Hwy. 27 for four miles, turn right on CTH K, go about six miles, turn right on CTH E, then immediately turn left on Trepania Road. 

Watch for the signs. Advance registration for the conference, due by Tuesday, March 1, is $20 and includes a Native American lunch, snacks and materials. Late registration is $30.  For more information or to register, contact UW ag agents Wiegand or Kevin Schoessow at Spooner, 715-6353506, Amber Marlow at LCO College, 715-634-4790, ext. 156, or Gilbertson at NW Graziers, 715-520-2112, or Johnson, 715-268-8778. — from UWEXT

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Meat raffle to benefit local charities

SPRINGBROOK – The Springbrook VFW Post 10568 will hold a meat raffle on Sunday, Feb. 14, starting a 3 p.m. All are invited to bring their sweeties out and have some fun. Proceeds go toward the local food pantry and other charities. — from Springbrook VFW

Correction On the front page of the Feb. 3 edition of the Register, photo credit was unfortunately not included with the photo of Angeline Winton. Photo credit should have been given to Lisa Ann Molitor ( The Register extends their apologies to Ms. Molitor. — WCR

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners Feb. 2 - $35 Rollie and Barb Erickson, Shell Lake Feb. 3 - $35 Annie Dunham, Shell Lake Feb. 4 - $35 Donna Anderson, Shell Lake Feb. 5 - $35 Sarah Schultz, Shell Lake Feb. 6 - $35 Ashley Marschall, Shell Lake

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Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station

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Low Precip. 10 -13 -13 -3 1.2” snow -13 -3 13

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Low Precip. 18 20 17 6.0” snow -8 -5 -5 21

nance of the county while enhancing their interest in the operation of local government and civic participation. Youths who are currently serving in these roles have found their experience to be very valuable and educational. County board supervisors have been very supportive of this initiative and recognize the value of having the voice of young people

on the board. For application materials, visit county-board-of-supervisors-youth-representatives/. Deadline for submitting application materials is Tuesday, March 15. — from UWEXT

Special event at Shell Lake Schools SHELL LAKE — This Friday night, Feb. 12, will be special for the students and athletes at the Shell Lake Schools. You are invited to join in for a Dad’s Belgian Waffle served between 4:45 and 7 p.m. Enjoy a doubleheader basketball game as Shell Lake welcomes the state-ranked Cameron

Register memories 1956 – 60 Years Ago

• Sheriff James Scharhag was informing the public that examinations and tests for driver’s licenses and permits would be held every first, third and fifth Tuesday of each month at the village council rooms in Shell Lake. • Eugene Arthur Krantz, 5-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Krantz, was baptized at the German Lutheran parsonage in Spooner by the Rev. Motzkus. Sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Nyberg. • Bonita Kay Neubauer was selected as the Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow at Shell Lake Schools. • Members of the Basketball Championship Club were Dick Swan, Ronnie Olson, Pete Hubin, Bob Parks, Bob Hard, Neil Anderson, Ken Nelson, Bill Taubman, Reynold Rydberg and Bill Bohn. Ellis Axon and Bob Mercier coached the team. The achievement marked the seventh conference championship for the Lakers in the past 10 years.

1966 – 50 Years Ago

• A total of 185 people registered at the door for the Farmers’ Institute. The grand prize winner of a registered Holstein calf was Warren Holman. Alf Peterson won a transistor radio. Forage contest winners were: Corn silage: Herman Rohde, first; Jerry Dinga, second; R. Schrankel, third. Hay: Melvin Swan, first; R. Schrankel, second; and Lynn Linton, third. Haylage: Rocky Furchtenicht, first; Pete Colberg, second; and Ernie Norton, third. • The second-annual Ecumenical Youth Banquet, sponsored by the Luther League, was held at Salem Lutheran Church. Entertainment was provided by the Hoot-en-anny trio of Francie Kastner, Mary Moen and Patty Hoefer. The cost to attend was $1 and included a banquet of meat hotdishes, salad, ice cream and cake. • Officers of the South Dewey 4-H Club were Susan Pederson, president; Susan Graf, vice president; Marcie Bakker, secretary; Linda Bakker, treasurer; and David Swan, reporter. Officers of the All Day

boys and girls basketball teams to town. Also enjoy the Little Lakers boys and girls who will perform at halftime. For the fifth year, the Shell Lake Education Foundation is bringing the waffle feed to town to raise funds for educational opportunities for students. They have a

minimum number of waffles they need to sell to maximize the amount of funds they raise. They are asking you to help in achieving this. You can save $1 by purchasing advance tickets at either of the school offices. — from SLEF

compiled by Suzanne Johnson Workers 4-H Club were Kathy Odden, president; Bob Pederson, vice president; Dick Pederson, secretary-treasurer; Arlys Olson, song leader; and Raynold Anderson, reporter. • Mrs. Irene Wigchers and Mr. and Mrs. Tim Mallo motored to Madison where Mrs. Wigchers attended the midyear commencement ceremony at the University Field House where her son, Arthur Wigchers, received his master’s degree in business administration.

1976 – 40 Years Ago

• Running on the Shell Lake School Board primary ballot were Cliff Greenhow, Dr. William G. Haggberg, Clare D. Ostwald, Richard Rydberg, Lynn Linton, Richard Melton, Rolland Schaefer, Duane E. LaVeau, Nolan Penning and Delbert Soholt. Winning the primary were Soholt, Ostwald, Rydberg, Melton, Greenhow and Linton. • Joann P. Cornelison was named Shell Lake High School Betty Crocker Family Leader of Tomorrow. • Lakers Barry Schaffer and Glen Albee took first in the Lakeland Conference Wrestling Tournament. • Students involved with the new athletic training at Shell Lake High School were Cherri Ruhl, Jonn Dinnies and Jill Swanson.

1986 – 30 Years Ago

• The Shell Lake High School wrestling team took six individual championships at the Lakeland Conference Tournament. Earning titles were Erick Nielsen, Jamie Schaffer, Jon Hile, Brad Flach, Chuck Hile and Shane Williams. • The Rolling Hills Snowmobile Club was planning a Frost Fest Dance at the Shell Lake Community Center. Country Express would provide the music. First prize was a $100 bond; second, $50 bond; and third through 10th, snowmobile hats. • Navy Seaman Recruit David A. Downer, son of David A. and Cynthia L. Downer, Shell Lake, completed recruit training at Recruit Training Command,

Great Lakes, Ill. • “Serving any type of margarine in a restaurant or any other public eating place, as a substitute for table butter, is prohibited under Wisconsin law unless consumers specifically order margarine,” stated Donald Konsoer, assistant food division administrator with Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture.

1996 – 20 Years Ago

• Named co-valedictorians for Shell Lake were Jenny Donatell, Peggy Johnson, Chad Green and Scott Witte. • Shell Lake Cooperatives closed its auto repair shop. After a few days of shop cleanup and a few inside changes, the shop was reopened by Delray and Lori Melton, calling the business Del’s Shell Lake Repair. • Named Shell Lake Elementary School Good Citizens were Bethany Stellrecht, Mya Dosch, Bobby Bergquist, Kayla Kemp, Ryan Ullom, Katie Lehmann, Erin Melton and Hollie Melton. • Jeff Naglosky, Caleb Melton and Joe Elliott would represent Shell Lake High School at the sectional wrestling tournament in Whitehall.

2006 – 10 Years Ago

• Silver Shears Salon in Shell Lake announced new stylist Karen Berger. • Cory Campbell, Willie Christ, Derek Halverson, Cody Knoop and Max Smith, Laker wrestlers, were advancing to sectional competition. • Travis Fogelberg and Jon Curtis, students at Shell Lake, were playing hockey for the Spooner Area Youth Hockey Association. • The Craft Hut at Lakeland Manor was doing well. It had some interesting ceramic projects that Harold Stone completed, an attractive earthy-colored twin quilt made by Grace Modrow, and some baby afghans that Val Nielsen made. Joyce Anderson’s plates were also available along with some of her dishtowels and soap bottle aprons.


Introduction to Creative Writing workshop at Hunt Hill SARONA - Learn to write truly great stories and poems in this introductory creative writing workshop. Students will hone their skills, learn a variety of prose and verse techniques, read exciting new voices and critique the work of their peers during 12 weekly sessions. Beginning

and experienced writers are welcome. Classes are held at Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, where students will be inspired by the 600-acre wildlife sanctuary and historic camp. The class is instructed by Eva Olsgard, a Midwest-based writer, artist and designer. Olsgard holds a

Bachelor of Arts degree in literature and creative writing from Bard College. The program fee is $240 or $220 for Hunt Hill members. Registration is required by Friday, Feb. 26. Classes will run Mondays, March 7, to May 23, from 6-8 p.m. For more informa-

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Paddlers invited to weeklong Namekagon adventure

ST. CROIX FALLS - The St. Croix River Association is now accepting registrations for their annual river paddle, June 11-17. The six-day adventure will cover 92 miles of the Namekagon River, from Cable to Danbury. The Namekagon, which feeds into the St. Croix River, is part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a national park. The registration fee is $375, which covers shuttles, transportation of gear along the route, six nights of camping, evening

educational programs and five meals. The deadline to register is Sunday, May 1. The trip is limited to 80 paddlers and usually fills months in advance. In the past three years about 300 people have participated. The youngest was 18 months old, and the oldest 87. “Expect to unplug and reconnect with the natural world,” says Deb Ryun, executive director of the St. Croix River Association. “We do the organizing, all you have to do is show up with your gear and some food and have fun. You’ll challenge yourself, build lasting relationships, see an abundance of wildlife and stunning scenery, and learn more about this wild and scenic river.” “It’s the friendships, the beauty of the

surroundings and the complete relaxation that I look forward to each time,” says paddler Leta Johnson. “The ability to take time and just enjoy, to laugh, and to understand that what I am really looking for is just outside.” This year’s journey promises a diverse paddling experience. The Namekagon River is primitive and remote, at times very narrow and wild. Other reaches flow through more populated areas. As it nears the confluence of the St. Croix River, the Namekagon runs wider and slower. The paddle will meet the St. Croix River on the final day. The 2016 paddle will be the sixth of a tradition started in 2011, when paddlers traveled 17 days down the length of the


Wednesday, Feb. 10 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. • The board of directors for the Railroad Memories Museum meeting, 1 p.m., Spooner City Hall. All volunteers welcome. • Barronett Lutheran youth group will be serving their annual spaghetti dinner starting at 6 p.m. in the church basement. Thursday, Feb. 11  • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center.  • Open Mic at The Dock Coffee, second Thursday of every month.  Sign up at 6 p.m., performers begin at 6:30-9 p.m.  The Dock is located at 218 Elm St. in Spooner.   Call Carol McDowall with questions 715-416-0489.  Friday, Feb. 12 • Once again the Shell Lake Education Foundation will be sponsoring Dad’s Belgian Waffles at a Shell Lake doubleheader basketball game. Serving is from 4:45-7:30 p.m. • Knights of Columbus fish fry, 4:30-7 p.m., St. Francis School auditorium, 300 Oak St., Spooner.


Saturday, Feb. 13 • 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. • Love for Lozandier fundraiser, Shell Lake Community Center, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Crafts, home-based business vendors, Valentine goodies, craft table for children to make Valentines for loved ones. Coffee, rolls and lunch available. • Art of Film series collection of short films  hosted by Kevin Obsatz, 7 p.m., Shell Lake Arts Center. Sunday, Feb. 14 • Faith in Action Washburn County Valentine Vignette benefit concert, 2 p.m., at Spooner Wesleyan Church. Freewill offering taken to support its mission. Silent auction and refreshments will follow the show. • Meat raffle, Springbrook VFW Post 10568, 3 p.m. Bring your sweetie out and have some fun. Proceeds go toward local food pantry and other charities. Monday, Feb. 15 • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner. 


St. Croix to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the St. Croix River Association, a nonprofit whose mission is to protect, restore and celebrate the St. Croix River and its watershed. More information and registration is available on the SCRA Paddles website at, including a daily itinerary, a map of the route and lodging options. Local sponsors who help make the trip possible include Xcel Energy, 45 Degrees, the St. Croix Casino, the Cable Area Chamber of Commerce, the community of Seeley, Wis., Comfort Suites Hayward, Camp Namekagon, Log Cabin Resort in Trego, and the National Park Service. — from SCRA 

• Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m., at the lodge. Tuesday, Feb. 16 • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 8-9:30 a.m. For more information, call 715-635-4669. Wednesday, Feb. 17 • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 4 p.m., at the library. The public is welcome. Thursday, Feb. 18 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting available. Wednesday, Feb. 24 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner. Thursday, Feb. 25 • The Shell Lake American Legion meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Veterans Hall, 408 1st St. • Shell Lake VFW meeting, 7 p.m., Shell Lake Veterans Hall, 408 1st St. Friday, Feb. 26 • Partners of Spooner Health System used book sale, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. lobby of Spooner Health System. Saturday, Feb. 27 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted.

• Art of Film series, “Whiplash,” 7 p.m., Shell Lake Arts Center. Monday, Feb. 29 • Shell Lake Junior High and High School Festival Concert, 7 p.m., 3-12 School.


Thursday, March 3 • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Call 715-5207999. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted. Friday, March 4 • Father/Daughter Ball, Shell Lake Community Center, 6 p.m., organized by Lake Park Alliance Church. Please make reservations at 715-766-2010. Saturday, March 5 • Shell Lake High School Jazz Cabaret, 7 p.m., Shell Lake Arts Center. Monday, March 7 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge.


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form for students seeking financial aid such as grants and loans. At this event, participants will receive a quick overview of the financial aid process, then have the opportunity to complete the FAFSA online. Many financial aid staff volunteers will be present to assist participants. Those attending should bring their 2015 tax information. Students should attend with a parent or guardian, if possible. If parents are unable to attend, students may attend alone. Participants should bring the following documents to the event: Social Security numbers; 2015 federal tax returns (2014 federal tax returns, if 2015 returns are not complete) and W2s, or income estimates;

2015 untaxed income records such as child support, veteran noneducation benefits; information on savings, retirements, business assets; personal email address for student and different email address for parent; driver’s license; date of birth; and month and year of marriage, divorce, widow or separation. Interested people should still attend the event even if they don’t have all of their 2015 information at this time. For more information, contact Cheryl Pich at WITC at 715-234-7082, ext. 5395 or Jaci Sacco at UW-Barron County at 715234-8176, ext. 5464. — from UWBC

Incorporating cover crops into your operation

Arlene Majeski, Shell Lake, turned 100 on Groundhog Day, Tuesday, Feb. 2. A celebration, hosted by her daughters, Pat Clark and LuRae Christianson, was held at Tracks in her honor. Majeski was born in Spooner and moved to Shell Lake in 1976. She still enjoys playing Cribbage and other card games as well as reading. — Photo by LuRae Christianson

SPOONER — Cover crops and soil health have emerged as buzzwords in the agriculture community in recent times. Brian Briski, of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, will share farmer experiences using rye, clovers, radishes, turnips and other crops in various cropping systems across Wisconsin and the Midwest.  He will discuss some practical options in selecting, planting and managing cover crops in the northern region.  This seminar will provide you with the tools and information to decide how cover crops can fit into grain crop, hay or pasture, and market garden systems.  Soil health principles will be discussed and illustrated through hands-on demonstrations. The sessions, sponsored by UW-Extension and NRCS, last about two hours, and are part of the 31st-annual Northern Safari of Agriculture Specialists.  They are free of charge and one will take place Friday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m., at the Spooner Ag

Research Station. For more information, contact Otto Wiegand at 715-635-3506. Briski has worked in many regions of Wisconsin for NRCS over 15 years as a soil conservationist, district conservationist and currently as the area resource conservationist in Altoona. He is one of the leading NRCS cover crop professionals in Wisconsin.  As part of the Wisconsin NRCS Soil Health Team, Briski has taken the opportunity to mingle, listen and learn from some of the leading resource professionals in the nation, including Ray Archuleta, the NRCS soils guru.  In addition, Briski has firsthand knowledge from National Soil Health Profile farmers including Gabe Brown, Dave Brandt, Dwayne Beck, Dan DeSutter and many others. See below link for more information on soil health: wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/soils/ health/. — from UWEXT

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uesday mornings, at coffee time, it is a time of reminiscing about the changes that have taken place in Shell Lake. A lot of the reminiscing lately has been about the years between 1935 and 1950.   Shell Lake was a busy town.  There were four barbers and one beauty shop.  They were: Ben Baumgarner’s, Frank Copp’s, Bert Shipman’s barbershops and Mildred Shipman’s beauty shop. There were six grocery stores and meat markets to choose from for weekly bargains. They were Oscar Dahlstrom’s, Henry Donnally’s, Harold Johnson’s Co-op Store, Economy Cash where John Christianson was the butcher, Frank Schon’s and Heistercamp’s.  All the grocery stores handled some clothing as well as the Benson, Heistercamp and Hanson’s clothing store.   Julius Drospeth had the only new shoe and shoe repair shop in town.  Along with grocery stores, there were home milk and cream delivery by Toftness, Windy Davis, Sherman Esswein and Ray Block. And one bakery owned by Joe Sheriff.  Charles Jacobs had the ice company that supplied ice for the Great Northern and the Northern Pacific railroads as well as the city of Shell Lake and surrounding area.  There was the Shell Lake Co-op Creamery and Bandasters cream-buying station. Shell Lake had one variety store, owned by Art Lind, which was located across from the bank. There was a good selection of places to eat in Shell Lake. You could choose from Bud and Pinky’s, Redwood Cafe, Shell Lake Hotel, Lake View Hotel, the White Cafe and Tiptown.  Let’s not forget about something to drink. Choices were Shell Lake Hotel, Lake View Hotel, Tiptown, Rud and Murphy Dahl’s, Walter Ek’s and the bowling alley. 

The number of banks and credit unions numbered three. Shell Lake State Bank’s manager was Ervin Miller, J.M. Smith had the Lumberman’s Bank, and the credit union was managed by a man named Anderson. Jake and Vern Allen and Speck Clanton had a Ford dealership, Chuck and Doug Lutz had the Desoto and Plymouth dealership and Joe Jacobs had a car repair shop.  With new car dealerships came the need for gas.  There was Allen’s Shell Gas and Oil; Les Walker had a Tydal Gas station; and Frances Kibbler had another Tydal Gas; Kuhn and Garnheart owned a Standard station and one was owned by Chuck and Doug Lutz; Joe Bennett’s was a Texaco and Carl Swanson had the Farmers Union.  Can you believe there were eight gas pumps in town?  The two implement dealers were Brand and Albee. Coal was supplied by Lampert Lumberyard, Brand’s and Lutz.  There were several area wood suppliers. Alfred Shaffer had bees and produced honey.  Then there was the Gibson chicken hatchery.  Mike Shea was the editor of the Washburn County Register, which was the local paper at that time.  The only lumberyard was Lamperts.  Ward Winton was the lawyer.  The train depot was manned by Bert Stouffer. Charles Lewis and Dr. Moen built a hospital that was located in what is now the clinic parking lot.  Dr. Moen and Dr. E.R. Herring were the doctors at that time.  Dr. Crowell and Dr. Heard were the dentists.  R.J. Price had the Shell Lake Drugstore, while Nick Masterjohn’s Medicine Chest and Harry Wilson’s were the other drugstores.  Walter Ross and Jack Bloom had the funeral home.

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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 The Farmers Union and the Apple River were the local feed mills.  There were two livery stables, one under the Medicine Chest and the O’Connor’s, which was across from the courthouse.  And let’s not forget the blacksmiths, Joel Henderson and Pete Saless.  Roy Besse and Charley Brown were both gunsmiths.  Then there were the cattle and horse jockeys: P. J. Donavon, Sam Meyers, Hack Kallenbach, Frank O’Connor, Carl Bailey and Weber West. Allen Hoar had a Gambles Hardware Store and R.L. Tarbox had the other hardware store. Boat builders and boat repair were Shell Lake Boat Builders, Peterson Brothers and Besse Repair.  Jewelry sale and repair were provided by Goetzel, Mackie and Bill Tilden. Louie Jacobs had a potato chip factory and a beer and pop delivery service. If you needed a place to stay when you were in town, there was the Shell Lake Hotel, Lake View Hotel, Rainbow cabins and Tony Thebidos.  John Gronning had a plumbing and heating business.   Of course there was a U.S. Post Office;

Jim Kennedy was the postmaster. And there was the Washburn County Courthouse.  Earl Lund was the manager of the Wisconsin Hydro Electric.  The telephone company switchboard operator was Marie Getzel and others.  Faith Bohn had a museum in her home. Places of worship included Salem Lutheran, German Lutheran, Episcopal, Methodist and Catholic churches. For entertainment there was the bowling alley, which Pete Meninger and Harry Hard had.  Shell Lake had a movie theater managed by Mackie and Blume, which was in the auditorium.  On a Saturday or Sunday for 25 cents you could see Gene Autry, Tom Mix, the “Lone Ranger” and other movies.  We hope we have provided a little bit of history of Shell Lake and brought back some memories for you.  Our plan is to put together another chapter of history of the lives and activities during this time period.  We are all in our late 80s and may not remember what we did. We apologize if we have missed anyone’s business.

State Patrol Law of the Month Drivers must not get within 200 feet of the rear of a snowplow

SPOONER - With weeks of winter still to come, motorists should remember that snowplows are built for power, not agility, so they need plenty of space to do their job. “Most of the collisions between snow-

plows and other vehicles occur when the snowplow is rear-ended,” said Lt. Dori Petznick, of the Wisconsin State Patrol Northwest Region. “Snowplows may have to slow down or stop suddenly if they encounter an obstacle, like a stuck or stalled vehicle. When visibility is poor, you might not see the snowplow’s taillights until it’s too late. To avoid rear-end collisions, you have to slow down and stay back at least 200 feet from the rear of the snowplow.” According to state law it is illegal to

Pizza party to be held at the library SHELL LAKE - Shell Lake students in sixth through 12th grade are invited to a pizza party on Thursday, Feb. 11, after early release from school. Students will enjoy pizza, fruit and drink, play Wii games, board games and/ or card games. Students may ride the bus

to the library if they have permission.  The program will end about 3 p.m.  Early release pizza parties are sponsored by the AODA committee of Washburn County and the Shell Lake Public Library to provide students with a safe, alcoholfree and drug-free activity. — from SLPL

“follow a snowplow closer than 200 feet on any highway having a posted speed limit of more than 35 mph if the snowplow is engaged in highway winter maintenance snow and ice removal.” A citation for violating this law costs $175.30 with three demerit points assessed on the driver’s license. A second or subsequent offense within a year costs $213.10 with an additional three demerit points.” Petznick added, “If you approach an oncoming snowplow on a two-lane road,

it’s wise to slow down and proceed with caution because the snow blowing from the plow may limit your visibility.” With their power and size, snowplows can clear paths for motorists even in the most extreme weather conditions. In return, drivers can help snowplows perform this important traffic-safety task by giving them room to maneuver. — from WisSP

Leah Dezek takes third place in fire prevention poster contest

Martin earns rank of cadet airman Ethan Martin, Spooner, earned the rank of cadet airman at a ceremony held Monday, Feb. 1, at the Hayward Airport. Martin is a member of the Civil Air Patrol Wild Rivers Composite Squadron. While aviation is the cornerstone for the program, the young cadets will learn leadership, physical fitness and service. — Photo submitted

Spooner Middle School student Leah Dezek was honored with a third-place finish in the 2015 Wisconsin State Firefighters Association Fire Prevention Poster Contest. She was a fourth-grader when she drew the poster and submitted it. American Family Insurance sponsored the state competition as part of their fire prevention program. Shown (L to R): Jim Duetsch, Spooner Fire Department member; Becky Gauger, American Family Insurance; Leah; and Mr. Larrabe, Spooner Middle School principal. — Photo submitted


Birchwood School announces 4K open enrollment opportunities BIRCHWOOD - If you or someone you know is a parent of an incoming 4-yearold kindergarten student, it is now time to educate yourself on the educational environments that are available to your child.  Because you know how your child learns best, it is important that you choose an environment that teaches to your child’s strengths.  The Birchwood School District provides you choice between the Birchwood Elementary School’s 4K classroom and the Birchwood Public Montessori School – Children’s House.  Both classrooms will provide a great teacher, a great learning environment, but a different instructional philosophy.  This means parents can choose an educational setting that best meets their child’s learning style and provides the educational environment that best fosters their love of learning. According to the American Montessori Society, “Components necessary for a program to be considered authentically Montessori include multiage groupings that foster peer learning, uninterrupted blocks of work time, and guided choice of work activity. In addition, a full complement of specially designed Montessori learning materials are meticulously arranged and available for use in an aesthetically pleasing environment” (  Children

The Birchwood School District provides a choice between the Birchwood School 4K classroom and the Birchwood Public Montessori School – Children’s House. — Photo submitted who are generally intrinsically motivated and independent tend to excel in this classroom environment.

In a traditional classroom, students are grouped with students their same age and taught with consideration to the group as

a whole. Lessons are sequential and tied strongly to state and federal standards. Children who function well in a highly structured, predictable and deliberate environment generally perform very well in this type of classroom. At Birchwood, every child is treated as a unique and valued individual.  They know you as parents know them best, so they invite you to get to know what educational option suits them best.  Please contact Birchwood School if you have questions about the first of the many educational choices you and your child will make during their exciting journey of learning. Also keep an eye out for info on the upcoming Fill-the-Chair event, inviting parents of students of all ages, as well as community members, to witness working classrooms in person.  This opportunity allows visitors the chance to witness crucial concepts in education and learning, as well as to develop a solid understanding of relationships and significant similarities and differences in separate types of classroom settings. For more information, to schedule a visit, or to visit Fill-theChair, please contact Jeff Stanley, principal, at 715-354-3471.  Alternate dates and times can be made to accommodate your schedule.  — from Birchwood Schools

Spooner-Trego Lions fishing contest a success

The Spooner-Trego Lions had an ice-fishing contest on Spooner Lake, Saturday, Feb. 6. The first and largest fish brought in was a 9-pound, 2-ounce northern by Dani Dewitt. She won $50. Dewitt, left, is shown with Brenda Dewitt. — Photos by Bob Wanck

Brooklyn Robotti was the other young winner at the ice-fishing contest. Robotti, shown with Diane Moravec, caught a 2-pound, 5-ounce bass and received $25.

Blaze pink signed into law MADISON - Bipartisan legislation introduced by Wisconsin Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chairs Nick Milroy, D-South Range, and Joel Kleefisch, R-Oconomowoc, to allow gun deer hunters to wear blaze-pink hunting apparel was signed into law Thursday, Feb. 4. Milroy joined Gov. Scott Walker and others at a bill signing ceremony at the state Capitol in Madison.  The bill, which passed both houses of the Legislature on bipartisan votes, will make Wisconsin the first state in the country to give hunters the option of wearing bright, fluorescent, blaze pink. “Safety was our first consideration.  In working with expert color scientist Professor Majid Sarmadi at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Human Ecology, we learned that blaze pink is just as visible, if not more visible, to the human eye than blaze orange,” Milroy explained.  “Additionally, we learned blaze pink is actually more difficult for deer to

see than blaze orange.” “This bill is simply about giving hunters the option to wear blaze-pink hunting gear, which has been available to purchase but not yet legal for hunting use,” Milroy said. “Retailers and manufacturers recognized this untapped market and began promoting pink merchandise, including everything from clothing to weapons.  Allowing the legal use of blaze pink will add an additional option for hunters. “Hunting is vital to maintaining a healthy deer population, which benefits individual sportsmen and women as well as the sporting, forest product, and agriculture industries as a whole.” While Wisconsin became the first state to allow blaze pink, it appears that it will not be the last.  Milroy said that he has received calls from legislators in Minnesota and Colorado interested in introducing blaze pink legislation in their states. — from the office of Rep. Milroy

One of the young winners at the Spooner-Trego Lions ice-fishing contest was Chance Kidder with a 6-pound, 4-ounce northern. He won $25. Shown are Chance and Chase along with their dad, Jared Kidder, Shell Lake.



ll you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” - Charles M. Schulz, cartoonist Sunday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, is a day to celebrate love. Some celebrate with chocolate and flowers. There are those that scan the card racks in stores looking for the perfect declaration-of-love message printed with a beautiful picture. While some seek out a very sincere message, I tend to go for cards that have a bit of humor. I have included with this week’s column a picture of a postcard that was found in a box of my grandmother’s papers. This message is more the kind of message I would send to my valentine. Did you know the first valentine on record was sent in the mail in 1806? Even though the tradition continues today, I’m thinking the Internet may have taken away some of the messages that would have been sent through the post office. Valentine’s Day is a time for schoolchildren to exchange valentine greetings with their classmates and perhaps attach a small treat. In addition to heartshaped chocolate, a popular valentine candy is the conversation heart bearing a variety of sayings includ-

Valentine’s Day Beyond the office door Suzanne Johnson ing: Best Day, Be Mine, Fax Me, Text Me, True Love. On Valentine’s Day last year, I was gifted with a small plastic bag containing conversation hearts. Attached was a heart-shaped note that read:

God’s Conversation Hearts Be Mine – John 3:16 All Mine – John 10:27-30 True Love – Jeremiah 31:3 Love Me – Luke 10:27 I’m Sure – John 14:1-3

Sweet Talk – Psalm 119:103 Be Good – John 14:15 Fax Me – Jeremiah 33:3 May you have a happy Valentine’s Day, even if it is only to enjoy a piece of guilt-free chocolate while reading a box of the little heart-shaped sugar candies that contain a little message.

The child star


he is called the most popular and the most famous child star of all time. Mention the name Shirley Temple and people become animated, as if a comet has flung itself across the sky and landed in their midst. Hollywood is lauded and condemned and the movies that starred this little tyke are up for review. Has anyone living in this country not heard of Shirley? Maybe some of the men, but all of the little girls of my day were held to the standard of the little actress. We had to be like the doll, and we had to be as talented and cute and have curly hair. The movies showed Shirley in trouble and finding a way out. And singing and dancing along the way. To me, her happiness was my happiness and her sadness made me cry. Some said she was a rich little brat and disliked her. A pampered child. A fictional product of Hollywood. America fell in love with Shirley Temple. She did bit parts in one- and two-reel comedies. But it was her first hit, “Little Miss Marker” for Paramount in 1934, when she was 4 years old, that made her a star. There had been other child actors in films. Jackie Coogan was the most prominent, and Mickey Rooney, Jane Withers, Judy Garland, Bonita Granville, and later, Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret O’Brien, Peggy Ann Garner and Natalie Wood. Shirley Temple eclipsed all the others. She was the No. 1 box office hit from 1935 to 1938. She was ahead of actors like Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart and Spencer Tracy, and actresses like Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich. Only Bing Crosby, later, beat her record as top earner for five years in a row. She saved Paramount from bankruptcy. She worked for 20 years making films for them and for Fox, and Twentieth Century Fox. How did she do it? They say she had magnetism, charisma, magic and star quality. I think Rudy Vallee said it best, “She had that grand quality that reached out to the audience and held it.” Biographers Lester and Irene David wrote that in her characters she had a code. “She was fair-minded, gutsy and above all else, passionately honest.” She was the same in life. Shirley Temple was born April 23, 1927, in Santa Monica, Calif., to her mother, Gertrude, and father, George Temple. Gertrude’s father had been a jeweler who came to California and died five years later. Gertrude married George, who worked in a bank, and there were two boys, and when they were almost grown, they had their daughter. Even as a baby, Shirley wiggled her toes as if she were dancing. Gertrude brought her to Meglin, a dancing school staffed by show people, and Shirley

Burn barrels, an unhealthy way of dealing with trash


id you know that an estimated 500,000 burn barrels are still being used today in the state of Wisconsin? Burning a barrel of trash in your backyard can release the same amount of dioxin and furan into the atmosphere as a well-controlled municipal waste incinerator serving thousands of residents, a recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency concludes.  Dioxins and furans belong to a class of compounds known to have harmful effects on laboratory animals; it’s also believed they may pose serious dangers to humans.  Burn barrels may also emit vapors, carcinogenic (cancer-causing) tars, and heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and chromium, as well as unhealthy levels of carbon dioxide. According to the EPA, open burning of household waste in barrels is potentially one of the largest sources of airborne dioxin and furan emissions in the United States. The only acceptable materials to burn in a burn barrel are dry leaves, plant clippings, paper, cardboard and clean, untreated wood, that’s it; not garbage or plastic, not metals or petroleum products, not rubber, treated wood or asphalt. Burn barrels operate at low temperatures, 400-500 degrees F, resulting in incom-

Old wife’s tales Mary B. Olsen caught on quickly. There was a call for children to be in two-reelers and she was given a part. She was paid $10 a day, and could work four days for $40 a week. There was a Depression, and her father’s position at the bank was faltering. Almost from that time on, Shirley was the breadwinner in the family. She rose to stardom, and worked in films with very few vacations from 1932 until 1950. We might think of films as mysterious, and they are. They are also a product of the work of many people. Just look at the credits rolling after you view a film, and you can believe it is an industry, which is another word for work. It takes concentration to learn the parts and the physical requirements can be exacting. Gertrude was in charge, and Shirley enjoyed all of it and always tried to do her best. Her mother at first made her costumes, and then set her hair in 56 pin curls, each night, and before going to sleep, she read Shirley the script of the movie they were working on at the studio. Shirley would repeat her lines and fall asleep. She always learned the lines of all the actors. The Temple family was very close. They were Presbyterian but didn’t take much time to go to church. Shirley loved her mother and did everything she was told to do. She loved her father, who would often read to her and take her on his knee and sing songs in his high-pitched voice. She thought he had the voice of an angel. Shirley excelled at dancing and acrobatics, but she was not a great singer. Shirley liked Will Rogers, and he died, and she liked Jean Harlow, and the pilot, Amelia Earhart. She met presidents and famous people and her special friend was Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. “Uncle Billy” and his wife, Fannie, were frequent guests at the Temples’ home when they were in California. Albert Einstein tried to explain his theory to Shirley once at Palm Springs. She was tutored at the studio, but when she got out

Earth Notes Jen Barton plete combustion of the wastes being burned. The EPA shows that each pound of garbage burned emits twice as many furans, 20 times more dioxins and 40 times more particulates than if that same pound of garbage were burned in an incinerator with air pollution controls.  Ash (particulates) can damage lungs, cause bronchitis, emphysema and lung cancer, and can seriously affect people with asthma or certain allergies.  Debris burning is the No. 1 cause of fires in Wisconsin. The two most common problems with burn barrels causing wildfires is the lack of a lid and a barrel that is in such bad condition that the burning materials fall out of the sides.  Before burning, why not consider more environmentally friendly options such as composting, recycling or brush piles for wildlife habitat.

of her contract she attended the Westlake School for Girls, from 1940 to 1945. During the war years she took part in many activities to sell bonds, and to visit the wounded in hospitals, and other community service. She was always cheerful and polite. Shirley grew up. The people who had believed she was a 30-year-old midget, well, they were wrong. She did some television, but actually gave up screen acting. She married John Agar in 1945. They had a baby girl, Linda. Shirley divorced Agar in 1950. He was an alcoholic and very argumentative, difficult to live with. Before her divorce was final she met Dr. Charles Alden Black, on a vacation in Hawaii. They fell in love and were married. He was called to service during the Korean War and they lived in Washington. They had two children, Charles and Lori. They were married 55 years until he passed away in 2005. Shirley’s mother, Gertrude, passed away in 1977, at the age of 84. Her father, George, died in 1980, at the age of 90. Shirley was in public life from 1969 until 1992. She ran for office but was defeated. She kept on in many capacities. She was one of the founders of the Multiple Sclerosis Society because her brother, George, suffered from it. She worked for the United Nations, and in 1974, President Ford appointed her Ambassador to Ghana. There were protests and unfavorable comments in the press. When asked, Shirley said pertly, she knew that Ghana produced a great part of the world’s chocolate, and she loved chocolate. The country near the equator is a matriarchy, and Shirley would stroll to the market just like the women living there and she entertained dignitaries and American investors at the embassy. The newspaper, Ghanaian Times, wrote that she was “a capable, wonderful person who is determined to work for the good of others.” She returned home to work as Ford’s chief of protocol. Movies were not as important after television came along. Shirley Temple became an inspiration for us, and following generations who see her films on television will probably not understand what she meant to us. Her biographers say Shirley, with her purity and innocence, could solve the problems and despairs of people’s lives, and that incorruptible good and spunky self-reliance can triumph over any evil. Shirley wrote her autobiography, “Child Star,” in 1988. She passed away Feb. 10, 2014, at the age of 85. She left us with the films and her star has barefoot imprints and handprints in cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Students learn the immigration process SPOONER - After reading and researching about Ellis Island and the immigration process to America, Spooner Elementary School fourth-grade students participated in a simulated version of what the Ellis Island trip would look like including lots of wait time, long lines and crowded spaces. Students traveled through registration, medical exams, interviews where they were spoken to in foreign languages and

some were even deported. Students then wrote letters to their homeland about their experiences. The fourth-grade team wrapped everything up with Housni Kabdi and Maria Nelson sharing their experiences as firstgeneration immigrants in America. Overall, students walked away with a very authentic learning experience. — from Spooner Area School District

This fourth-grade student shows her reaction during the simulated Ellis Island trip.

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Housni Kabdi and Maria Nelson share with Spooner fourth-graders their experiences as firstgeneration immigrants in America.

Students were issued passports to go through the simulated Ellis Island.

Nurse Wiemeri gives a medical exam to a Spooner fourth-grader during a simulated version of Ellis Island. — Photos submitted


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Lakers lose to Panthers

Larry Samson | Staff writer PRAIRIE FARM - Prairie Farm is always a tough team to play. The small community takes their basketball seriously and they come out to support their team. Shell Lake came out on the short end, losing 88-54 to the Prairie Farm Panthers on Friday, Feb. 5. Three Panther players accounted for 66 points Jordan Siebert had 28 points. Kenny Quarters had 24 and Quinn Larson had 17 points. For Shell Lake Luke Pokorny had 21 points, Zack Melton had 14 points and Andrew Martin put up nine points. Pokorny had 12 rebounds for the game and Drew Johnson had nine rebounds. On the previous day, Thursday, Feb.

4, Shell Lake traveled to Northwood to take on their conference rivals. It was all Northwood as they won 57-33. The only bright spot in the game for the Lakers was Pokorny’s performance; he had 14 points for the game. Shell Lake will host the 8-0 Lakeland Conference leaders, the Cameron Comets, on Friday, Feb. 12. They will play at 7:15 p.m. in the second game of a doubleheader. The Shell Lake Education Foundation will be hosting a Dad’s Belgium Waffle dinner. The all-you-can eat dinner will start at 4:45 p.m.and run to 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Feb. 16, Shell Lake will host a nonconference game with Webster.

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James Crawford goes in for a fast-break layup. Surprisingly, the Panther defender was not called for a foul on this contact.

Freshman Andrew Martin goes up for a jump shot in the Prairie Farm game held in Prairie Farm on Friday, Feb. 5. While the Lakers lost 88-54 to the Panthers, Martin put in one of his best games, scoring nine points.

Sean Heckel drives the basket for a shot.



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Shell Lake loses two


LEFT: Amanda Brereton goes up for a jump shot against a tough Prairie Farm defense. RIGHT: Heidi Steines is shown taking a jump shot against Prairie Farm defender Meggan Whitman.

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Ashlea Meister drives the basket; she is not shy about taking the ball in to the basket. The tough Prairie Farm defense shut the Laker offense down, beating the Lakers 63-17 on Friday, Feb. 5. Shell Lake lost a closer game to Northwood on the previous day. Northwood beat Shell Lake 44-36 at Northwood.


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Friday, Feb. 12: Doubleheader versus Cameron, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16: Doubleheader versus Webster, 5:45 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 19: Doubleheader at Turtle Lake, 5:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22: Versus Flambeau, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25: Versus Drummond, 7:15 p.m.

Girls basketball Friday, Feb. 12: Doubleheader versus Cameron, 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16: Doubleheader versus Webster, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19: Doubleheader at Turtle Lake, 7:15 p.m.

Sheri Clark gets a jump shot off against defender Amber Glaser.

Spooner sixth-graders play in tournament

Fielding signs with UMD

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, NCAA National Signing Day for fall athletes, Spooner athlete Desi Fielding officially signed Division II paperwork to play football at University of Minnesota - Duluth. As a high school football athlete, in 313 attempts, Fielding ran for 2,153 yards and scored 23 touchdowns. On defense, he had a total of 165 tackles. Fielding’s family joined at the signing. — Photo submitted

The Spooner sixth-grade basketball travel team played in a Spooner home tournament Saturday, Feb. 6. They won two games and lost one. Shown back row (L to R): Coach Huebner, Zach Huebner, Bridger Klein, Caleb Potaczek, Andrew Nauertz, Riley Gengske and Keegan Gunderson. Front: Jack Buchman, Chase Osterhues, Jeffrey Rongner, Tristan Sanford and Garrett Swan. — Photo submitted



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Shell Lake wrestlers place fourth in Lakeland Conference

Larry Samson | Staff writer CAMERON - Shell Lake placed fourth behind Clear Lake, St. Croix Falls and Unity at the Lakeland Conference Tournament held Saturday, Feb. 6, in Cameron. Sixteen schools competed in the tournament. Clear Lake was the first-place team with 333 points. St. Croix Falls had 260 points, Unity 248 and Shell Lake 224 points. The Luck/Frederic/Grantsburg/ Siren co-op finished fifth with 186 points. The six other programs finished out the ranking. The top two finishers for Shell Lake were freshman Carter Lawrence in the 152-pound weight class and junior Ben Frey in the 160-pound weight class. Lawrence advanced to the finals after beating Peter Lund from the LFGS co-op in a 4-2 decision. He lost to Sam Haider of Unity in a 14-8 decision. Lawrence placed second in the 152-pound weight class. Frey advanced to the finals after beating Dean Harris in an 8-4 decision in the semifinals. In the finals he lost to Luke Clark of St.

Croix Falls by a major decision, 18-5. Frey placed second in the 160-pound weight class. In the 106-pound weight class Cory Kidder took fifth place, Daniel Nielsen took sixth in the 113-pound weight class and Jack Skluzacek took fourth place in the 132-pound weight class. Bob Bontekoe earned a third-place finish after he pinned James Williams in the third-place match. He had three pins for the day. Dominic Hopke wrestled in the crowded 145pound weight class and earned a thirdplace finish. He lost to Jarrett Davison of Unity in the semifinal round. Hopke had to come back and win his final two matches to earn third place. He finished out the day with three pins. He has 99 wins for his career and should go over 100 in the regional on Saturday, Feb. 13, in Cumberland. Marty Anderson pinned Dakota Hoffmann from Bruce to finish in fifth place in the 170-pound weight class. Anderson is a junior who is wrestling in his first year.

Carter Lawrence pins Peter Lund in the semifinal round to advance to the final round. Lawrence placed second when he lost to Sam Haider of Unity.

Ben Frey is trying to take down St. Croix Falls wrestler Luke Clark in the final round of the 160pound weight class. Clark beat Frey by an 18-5 major decision.

Bob Bontekoe nearly pins his Flambeau opponent, John Schancer, in the 138-pound weight class. Schancer came back in the second round to pin Bontekoe. Bontekoe finished the day in third place.

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Daniel Nielsen pins St. Croix Falls opponent Logan Yira with the moral support of his teammates. Shell Lake wrestlers competed in the Lakeland Conference Tournament held Saturday, Feb. 6, in Cameron. As a team, Shell Lake finished in fourth place behind Clear Lake, St. Croix Falls and Unity.

Marty Anderson earned a fifth-place finish when he pinned his Clear Lake opponent, Mason Kruger. Anderson is a junior who is wrestling in his first year.

Cory Kidder looks up as he pins Shawn Lumsden of St. Croix Falls in the fifth-place round in the 106-pound weight class.


Spooner loses a barn burner to Ladysmith

Larry Samson | Staff writer SPOONER - The boys basketball game between Ladysmith and Spooner was determined in the final seconds as one of the Ladysmith players dropped in a 3-pointer as the clock ran out in their Thursday, Feb. 4, matchup. Dawson Patrick dropped a 3-pointer in with 32 seconds left in the game to tie it up 66-66. It was a hard-fought game where the Rails were down by eight points going into halftime. The Rails came out in the second half outscoring the Lumberjacks

49-41. The game went back and forth in the second half. Spooner had three players in double digits, Patrick with 17 points, and Brant Osterhues and Reilly Hotchkiss each with 15 points. Osterhues was 5 of 6 at the free-throw line, Hotchkiss was 3 of 4 on the line. The team will host the 10-1 Northwestern Tigers on Friday, Feb. 12. On Tuesday, Feb. 16, the Rails will host St. Croix Falls in a nonconference game.

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Point guard Ben Bray makes his cut in front of the basket.

Dawson Patrick takes on three Ladysmith defenders as he goes up for a jump shot. Spooner lost a close home game to Ladysmith 69-66 on Thursday, Feb. 4. Patrick was the high scorer for the game with 17 points.

Ryan Lauterbach drops a basket on this jump shot. He had seven points for the game.

New uniforms for Rails cheerleaders The Spooner cheerleaders pose with their new uniforms during the halftime of the Rails-Lumberjacks boys basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 4. The cheerleader program was started up this year. The program is self-supported and the new uniforms were purchased through fundraisers. Shown back row (L to R): Miya Honeycutt, Mckenzie Dutton, Elizabeth Kielkucki and Chelsea Colegrove. Front: Tiana Barrett and Mckaela Sybers. — Photo by Larry Samson Cole Tripp with a fast-break layup.



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Spooner wrestlers battle at a very tough conference tournament

SUPERIOR – The Spooner Rails wrestling team competed in the Heart O’North Conference wrestling tournament held in Superior, Saturday, Feb. 6. At 120, Blake Larson placed fourth. Larson had a very difficult bracket. “This was the best I’ve seen Blake wrestle,” commented head coach Caleb Melton. Larson won his first match 5-0. In his second match, Larson lost in overtime against a tough state wrestler from Barron. Larson was pinning this opponent for third place but got rolled through. Larson finished with a fourth place overall. Chase Melton, 138, had a very close first match, however, he was able to come up with a big win with a finish of 8-7. Chase had another close match against Cumberland but wrestled very well and finished with a win of 8-4. This put him in the finals. Chase faced an opponent from Bloomer who is ranked first in the

state. Chase went after him and gave his all, however, he got pinned in the third period. Chase took second for the day, which is big for a freshman. Josh Melton, 145, had a very solid weight class. Josh lost his first match to Bloomer. In his second match, Josh was able to pin his Cumberland opponent. Josh wrestled Northwestern for his third match. He was able to get close this match as he lost to the same opponent by a tech fall a couple of days before. Josh finished the day with a solid win and took fifth overall. Brandon Jepson, 152, pinned his first opponent, from Chetek. His second match he faced a wrestler from Northwestern who he lost to a couple of days prior. Jepson showed great improvement but lost a very close match 2-4. He then went on to pin a Cumberland wrestler for his third match. He finished the day beating

Bloomer 11-2 and finished with a solid third. Bryce Carroll, 160, started his day pinning his Hayward opponent. For his second match he faced a very tough Barron wrestler and lost 3-13. Carroll faced Northwestern for his third match. He lost to Northwestern a couple of days earlier by a major decision. Carroll showed great improvement and he kept the match very close. Carroll finished with a solid fourth place. Samuel Melton, 170, lost his first match to a very solid wrestler from Bloomer. He faced Hayward for his second match. Samuel had previously beaten the Hayward wrestler at the Shell Lake Challenge. Samuel got caught in a throw and came up short this time. Samuel’s third match was very close, losing to Chetek by two. Samuel finished in sixth place. Garett Borelli, 182, faced Barron and

got caught in a throw, losing by a pin. For Borelli’s second match he got pinned by Chetek. Borelli was able to face Barron again for his third match. He wrestled much better and was able to come up with a big pin. Borelli placed fifth overall. Josh Carroll, 195, came ready to wrestle. His first match, Josh pinned his Northwestern opponent. In Josh’s second match he faced a Hayward wrestler who he had lost to in the beginning of the season. Things were much different this time and Josh won by a pin. Josh wrestled in the finals facing a very tough Bloomer wrestler. He wrestled really well, however, got caught in a throw. Josh finished in second place which is a great accomplishment for a freshman. — from Spooner Wrestling

Icemen ice-time action RIVER FALLS/MENOMONIE - The Northwest Icemen, varsity and junior varsity traveled to River Falls on Friday night, Feb. 5. In the first game, JV, the Icemen lost 7-1.  The Icemen got off to a slow start and couldn’t recover.  A coach said, “Not only were we not mentally ready to play but to compound that we end up trying to play like a group of individuals instead of the solid team play that has been pretty consistent most of the second half of this season.  There wasn’t a lot of Icemen highlights from the game.”

In the second, varsity, game, the Icemen skated to a 2-all tie. The team played very well from the drop of the puck even though they are still missing key players due to injuries. It was a very exciting game that included solid goaltending and the Icemen for the most part controlling the play and outshooting their opponent.  The game went to overtime and to salvage the tie the Icemen needed to kill a five-minute major penalty during the eight-minute overtime. With no scoring in the OT, the game ended 2-2.

After a late-night bus trip home from River Falls on Friday night, the Icemen traveled to Menomonie for a 7 p.m. start Saturday night. The Icemen ended up losing to a very good Menomonie team 4-2 with the final goal an empty net with the goalkeeper pulled for the extra skater.  The Icemen played a second good game in a row; the very exciting contest found the Icemen down two goals in the first before battling back to tie the game at 2 as they headed into the third.  “It was a great effort by all of our players on back-

to-back nights,” commented an Icemen coach. It is perfect timing as the Icemen play the final four games of the regular season, all at home in Barron, this week, Monday, Feb. 8, Tuesday, Feb. 9, Thursday, Feb. 11, and Friday, Feb. 12, before playoffs.  Thursday is Senior Night and the final game on Friday is Military Appreciation Night. — from Icemen

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New Ventures Garden Seminar set for March 19 MINONG - Intriguing temptations aka plants, landscape renovation, hydrangeas and gardening wisdom, will headline the 16th-annual New Ventures Garden Seminar on Saturday, March 19, at Northwood School in Minong. Reservations are being taken for the seminar, which will feature four inspiring and informative presentations, including two by Debbie Lonnee, who works with breeders around the world to bring new plants to Bailey Nurseries, plus vendors, exhibits and plenty of camaraderie. The seminar will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with registration and vendor sales beginning at 8:45 a.m. New Ventures is hosted by the Spooner Garden Club, North Country Master Gardener Volunteers and Northwood Community Education.

Topics Here are the four topics that will be covered: Hydrangeas for the North, by Debbie Lonnee. Hydrangeas are the most popular shrub in the United States. What species and varieties work best in northern gardens? This presentation will cover many of the popular hydrangeas used in gardens today plus site placement, pruning techniques and tips for success in growing this beautiful group of plants. New Plants for Northern Gardens, by Debbie Lonnee. Trees, shrubs, roses, perennials, annuals, hundreds of new varieties have been introduced over the last five to 10 years. What are the best varieties for northern gardeners? Where do these varieties come from and how do we know they work in northern gardens? Find out about the best of the newest. Renovating a Home Landscape: An Approach to Solving Problems and Building a Dream Landscape in a Limited Space, by Julie Weisenhorn. This is an unusual opportunity, a chance to see a landscape-

design project from start to finish and how it has matured over five years. University of Minnesota Extension educator Julie Weisenhorn will present her own landscape renovation from the redesign through the actual rebuild, highlight specific plants that succeeded and failed and explore how she managed challenges, surprises and wishes. Landscape components include a phased-in approach, new paved walks and terraced walls, incorporation of edibles, a rain garden that was built not once, but twice, and a pollinator safe haven, all in an 80-by-80-foot residential property. She also will demonstrate her new plant selection program that everyone can use to help choose new plants. Sharing Wisdom Gained through Experience. Greenhouse and nursery staff, especially the owners, are treasure troves of information, through their own hands-on experience and through the research they have done over the years that enables them to answer the hundreds of questions that pop up over a gardening season. Dean Faulhaber of Wood River Garden Store near Grantsburg will answer a potpourri of questions that he hears often. Questions also can be submitted for him to consider answering. They can be emailed to gardenseminar@centurylink. net or sent in with the seminar registration by Friday, March 4.

Biographies Lonnee spent the first 13 years of her career managing a large Twin Cities garden center. For the last 24 years she has worked at Bailey Nurseries, starting as a production coordinator working primarily with the perennial and bedding plant crops, as well as roses and woody plants. She was promoted to manager of the planning and administration department in 2006 and in January 2015 became the product development manager, responsible for Bailey’s new breeding farm

in Georgia and working with breeders around the world, bringing new plants to Bailey brands. An avid gardener, she has a collector’s garden full of perennials and many new annuals. She is a member of the Perennial Plant Association and just finished her last two years as Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association past president and 16 years on the board of directors. Her work as an MNLA volunteer started over 30 years ago, and she recently was inducted into the MNLA Hall of Fame, the first woman to join that prestigious group of volunteers. Garden writing is her second job. She is the horticultural editor for Northern Gardener magazine and writes the Plant to Pick article for each edition. She is a co-author of “Growing Perennials in Cold Climates” and “Growing Shrubs and Small Trees in Cold Climates.” Both books have been revised and updated. Weisenhorn holds a master’s degree in both visual communication and horticulture. She taught landscape design courses from 2002 to 2007 and served as state director of the Extension Master Gardener Program from 2007 to 2014. Since 2014 she has been a full-time Extension educator in horticulture, providing outreach education on various Extension horticulture topics with a special focus on plant selection and sustainable landscape design. She lives in Mound, Minn., and experiments in her own backyard with smallspace landscape design, and, as she says, she “just can’t say no to a new plant.” Faulhaber has a degree in horticulture, and he interned at the local nursery where he also met his wife, Sue, who shares his passion and has a lifetime of hands-on experience in the floral and garden store business. Together they market-gardened for several years while he spent 20 years in retail corporate life. In 2001, Sue partnered with her best friend, Donna Chell, and purchased Village Floral & Gifts in

Grantsburg. One year later, Wood River Garden Store was purchased, and Dean has been managing the store, now in its 14th year. “I have also managed to discover how little a person knows, how many things a person hasn’t done, and how vast and ever-changing this industry is!” Dean said. “As humbling as all this is, I love the challenge and persist on walking the walk. All of the experimentation, trials and failures have really helped me to discover the limits of the amazing choices we can grow in this area. I am excited to humbly share what we have learned and discovered along the way growing our business!”

Registration Preregistration is required by mailing in $16, which includes all sessions, lunch and snacks, with name, phone number and address to Northwood School Community Ed, N14463 Hwy. 53, Minong, WI 54859. Checks must be written out to Northwood School. As is the tradition at the seminar, 4- by 6-inch or 8- by 10-inch photos of plants, area gardens and visited gardens are welcome and will be displayed during the event. Attendees are invited to send photos with their registration, not emailed in, along with the photographer’s name and a description of the photo. The snapshots can be retrieved after the seminar if desired. Vendors with any kind of garden-related products or exhibiters with related information are invited, too. People love to shop at the seminar, the event’s organizers said. More information about the seminar, vending or exhibiting can be learned from (preferably) Julie Hustvet,, or from Northwood School, 715-466-2297. – submitted



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.

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


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

Northwoods Baptist

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

Spooner Baptist

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


St. Joseph’s Catholic

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

St. Catherine’s Catholic

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

St. Francis de Sales

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


Long Lake Lutheran Church

St. Alban’s

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.

Full Gospel

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.

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

Shell Lake Full Gospel

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

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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


Barronett Lutheran

Trinity 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.

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

(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.


Spooner Wesleyan

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.

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.

(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.

Faith Lutheran

Church of the Nazarene

Pastor Steve Miller Sunday Worship 9 a.m.

United Methodist

That was true for the Pharisees in Jesus’ time. It’s true today. The Apostle Paul lays it out simply: call on Jesus. Be simple: try that this week in church.

Deuteronomy 26:1-11


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.

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

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

Luke 4:1-13

Romans 10:8b-13 Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16

Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 by the Consultation on Common Texts for

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

e intellectualize the things of God. We make things more difficult than they really are.

Cornerstone Christian


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



Lake Park Alliance

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.

Sunday, February 14, 2016 First Sunday In Lent iquid gold” is a hot black-market commodity “L of the streets these days. With rising prices and shrinking incomes, people are becoming very creative in

making ends meet. One new industry is stealing Tide - the popular laundry detergent. Last year, police in Maryland broke up a crime ring that was stealing Tide and taking it to a nail salon that was buying the detergent and then reselling it to stores in other countries. Thieves would fill up their shopping carts with the product and then run for the exit doors. Tide became the cleaning agent of choice because it is such a popular brand and has high resale value. It is used by homes in all countries no matter their income bracket - upper, middle or lower. One police detective told The Daily, “It’s the item to steal.” We use cleaning products to get soil out of clothes and soap to get our bodies clean, but they will not cleanse our hearts from sin. In fact, when David asked for God’s “cleansing” for his sins, he used the word “purge” which means un-sin me - purify me - from my uncleanness. He was so disturbed by the guilt he felt from the sins he committed that he used a word that was often used to describe the cleansing of a leper’s house. He wanted God to know he was serious and desperate for his cleansing. Look at his words closely: “blot out,” “wash,” “cleanse me,” “hide your face from me.” These words enable us to understand how much he wanted God’s forgiveness. His cry for forgiveness opens the curtain of his soul where we see a heart that was broken by sin, a mind deeply troubled because of sin, the solution for the removal of sin and his need for God’s approval. What an example David set for every one of us.

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Dean R. Jerry, 53, Barronett, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at his home. He was born Nov. 8, 1962, in Shell Lake, to Robert and Sharon (Rummel) Jerry.   Dean is survived by his sons, Justin (Amanda Scherz) Green, Barronett, and

Send death notices/obituaries to P.O. Box 455, Shell Lake, WI 54871 or email

Dean R. Jerry

James (Heather) Green, Spooner; fiancee, Shayla Nessen, Rice Lake; his father, Robert Jerry, Cumberland; grandchildren, Pride and Ava Green and Braiden and Kahlan Cook; brothers, John (Anna) Jerry, Marshall, Va., Kirk (Tina) Jerry, Cumber-

Funeral services were held Feb. 6 at Barronett Lutheran Church with the Rev. Todd Ahneman officiating. Skinner Funeral Home of Cumberland was entrusted with arrangements.

Muench completes two-year program

Lillian Sharkey Lillian Sharkey, 92, Spooner, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at her home. Memorial services are pending for the spring, with interment at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

land, Cory (Audrey) Jerry, Cumberland, and Charles Jerry, Cumberland; his sister, Missy Jerry, Barronett; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon.

A full obituary will be published closer to the date of the service. Online condolences may be left at

Third-annual Jell-O Bowl held at Trinity Lutheran Shown (L to R): William Muench, Louis K. Muench and Eric Muench, who recently graduated from the Master Meat Crafter training program. — Photo submitted

Trinity Lutheran Church of Spooner’s third-annual Super Jell-O Bowl was held on Sunday, Jan. 31. With the addition of a youth division this year, the two winners whose names will be added to the Jell-O Bowl trophy are Andy Gothblad and Sandy Johnson, seen here on either side of Jo Ann Schmidt.  With 12 entries, the congregation had much Jell-O to enjoy with their lunch before their annual church meeting.  All proceeds were directed toward the ELCA Northwest Synod of Wisconsin Malawi famine relief.  — Photo by Diane Hagler

CUMBERLAND - Eric Muench, of Louie’s Finer Meats, Cumberland, recently graduated from the fourth Master Meat Crafter training program held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Madison on Jan. 22. Sausage makers, meat industry leaders, university representatives, and Wisconsin state government officials from across the state gathered to recognize Muench and 24 other deserving individuals as Master Meat Crafters. Eric is now the fourth Muench to accomplish this goal following in the footsteps of Louie, William and Louis K. Muench. The Master Meat Crafter training program was developed in conjunction with the Specialty Meat Development Center of Wisconsin and is supported by the University of Wisconsin Meat Science Exten-

sion, University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors. The goals of the program are to provide participants with well-rounded, in-depth, and comprehensive knowledge about meat science/ meat processing principles; provide development opportunities for the future meat industry leaders; and help ensure the Wisconsin and U.S. meat industry remains strong and viable for years to come. With an immeasurable amount of time, hard work and dedication, 63 statewide candidates have now successfully completed the Master Meat Crafter two-year program and received the distinction of a Master Meat Crafter, a master of their craft. — from Louie’s Finer Meats

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Lenten services SHELL LAKE — Area churches will be holding special Lenten services leading up to the celebration of Easter. Salem Lutheran Church, 803 Second St., Shell Lake, and United Methodist Church of Shell Lake, 135 Reinhart Dr., have released the following schedule for the Lenten season. Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10: 6 p.m. – Salem; soup supper to follow; the Rev. Steve Miller will preach. Wednesday, Feb. 17: 6 p.m. – UMC-SL; soup supper to follow; the Rev. Susan Odegard will preach. Wednesday, Feb. 24: 6 p.m. - Salem; soup supper to follow; the Rev. Steve Miller will preach. Wednesday, March 2: 6 p.m. – UMC-SL;

Dewey Country It was Super Bowl Sunday. Yes, it was the day that sports fans wait for. I didn’t really care who won as the Packers weren’t in the game. I think a lot of people go kind of nuts for this day and that’s OK. A very happy birthday to Daya Lawrence as she enjoys that special day Feb. 11. Enjoy your day, Daya. Feb. 12, a very happy birthday to Brooke Becker as she enjoys her special day with many more to come. Happy birthday to Billie Aderman on Feb. 13. Have a great day, Billie. Happy birthday to Loretta VanSelus, Levi Meister, Bonnie Cook and Luanna LaVeau, all on Feb. 14. Have a great one. Feb. 15, a very happy birthday to Rose Johnson, Colleen Jensen and A.J. Denotter. Enjoy your day. A very happy anniversary to Jim and Connie Quam on Feb. 14 when they celebrate 12 years together. Have a wonderful day. Feb. 17, a very happy birthday to Katie Crosby and also Gary Mackenzie with

soup supper to follow; the Rev. Susan Odegard will preach. Wednesday, March 9: 6 p.m. - Salem; soup supper to follow; the Rev. Steve Miller will preach. Wednesday, March 16: 6 p.m. – UMC-SL; soup supper to follow; the Rev. Susan Odegard will preach. Maundy Thursday, March 24: 6 p.m. – Salem. Good Friday, March 25: 1 p.m. – UMC-SL. Easter Sunday, March 27: 9 a.m. – Salem worship service; 10 a.m. – Appalachia kids and parents make and serve breakfast. •••

BARRONETT — Wednesday, Feb. 10: Ash Wednesday service at Barronett Lutheran will start with a spaghetti dinner served by the youth group starting at 6 p.m. in the church basement. During the Lenten season, there will be soup and sandwich supper starting at 6 p.m. and then the Lenten service starting at 7 p.m. every Wednesday evening. ••• STONE LAKE – Pastor Ed Anderson and Pastor Tim Young will be leading the services, respectively. Living Lent is the theme for this year’s service series. The Ash Wednesday service and Good Friday service will not be serving soup and sandwiches. All of the other Lenten services will have soup and sandwiches

starting at 6 p.m. The service will begin at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, Stone Lake Wesleyan Church with the topic purpose. Wednesday, Feb. 24, First Lutheran Church with the topic people. Wednesday, March 2, Stone Lake Wesleyan Church with the topic proclaim. Wednesday, March 9, First Lutheran Church with the topic praise. Wednesday, March 16, Stone Lake Wesleyan Church with the topic pain. Friday, March 25: Good Friday service will be at Stone Lake Wesleyan. Sunday, March 27: Easter services will be at respective churches. •••

Potter and Brenda Albee and Glen Albee. Congratulations. Talking with Myrna Atkinson, she is still working on the baby quilt. Baby isn’t due until March. Myrna is also sewing the binding on the teapot quilt the group just finished. What are they going to do with the quilt? Well, Myrna says it will be decided by the members of the quilting gang. She says the next quilt will be a barn, which sounds very nice. Tuesday found Diane Hulleman at Shell Lake Schools helping. Saturday her friend, Robin, called to see if she was busy and of course, Diane told her no. Diane baked a huge batch of rolls and a couple of pies and headed for Prairie Farm for a benefit for Darlene who has cancer. Diane tells us they had so much for this benefit and it was very well attended. Darlene is only 50 years old. Robin’s mom won a beautiful quilt. Marv Knoop tells us there are a lot of cars going down to Bashaw Lake to wet those lines. He says the ice is about 14

inches thick. Chad and Ashley Crosby, Chase, Morgan and Joyel spent the weekend at the Crosbys’ and Coyours’. Sunday, Sunshine Crosby had a big birthday blast for her honey, Tom. Tom tells her he had to have it on Super Sunday. Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Tom. Butch and Loretta VanSelus attended the funeral for Connie Boyer, 69, Siren. Connie had cancer. Our sympathy to the family. Penny Ladd tells us the family attended the wrestling in Spooner on Friday night with Remington wrestling. Rem got a first and he was so proud. At Evelyn Melton’s on Sunday were Peggy Vesta and Vicki Trott and a friend. All four enjoyed playing cards. When you hear “America the Beautiful” what comes to your mind? It fills me with great gratitude every time I hear it. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!

Pauline Lawrence many more to come. Get-well wishes go out to Jack Hulleman as he had knee surgery in December and is now home recuperating. Steve Hulleman goes down every night and fills Jack’s furnace up so he keeps warm. Jack is going to have the other knee replaced in February at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. Please keep Jack in your special thoughts and prayers. We certainly had a snowstorm last week. Yes, I think I got a good 6 inches. It blew and blew and made driving difficult. Schools closed around 2 p.m. that day and Wednesday they started late. Hear Darren and Kim Sahlstrom have moved to Tennessee. I guess the job situation is better there. Darren already has a job. We wish them well. I forgot to mention last week that Matt and Crystal Albee Potter have adopted a 2-year-old girl from China. According to Grandpa Howard, “she’s the sweetest little thing!” The Potters also have two sons. Grandparents are Howard and Darlene

Heart Lake


Helen V. Pederson

Our weather was cooler on Monday. We’ve had snow showers all night and it is still snowing lightly. The Super Bowl is over with Denver winning. They played a good game. Pastor Sue was here for Bible study last Tuesday. On Saturday morning, my son, Tim, and his two sonsin-law, Dustin and Cory, stopped in to see me on their

instead of cake. Sue and Larry Winner vacationed in Tucson, Ariz., for a short time. Not much news this week. Residents are well. A diplomat is a man who always remembers his wife’s birthday but never remembers her age.

Earl and Dorothy Semm, Rice Lake, have moved to Woodstone Senior Living. We wish them much happiness in their new home. Sunday, Roger Nielsen and wife Vicki introduced Jeff and Becca Chartier of the Roost to Danish open-faced sandwiches. They learned the art of evenly spreading butter on thin slices of soft bread and finishing with an imaginative array of toppings arranged to please the eye and palate. Jeff and Becca plan on having a special Danish dinner at the Roost on April 16 in celebration of the queen of Denmark’s birthday. Write that date on your calendar. Sympathy to Vicki Gee-Treft in the death of her 83-year-old mom who passed away Sunday in California. She was so glad they went to see her when they did. Ryan, Jessie, Jillian and Jax flew to Phoenix, Ariz., a week ago Saturday and stayed with Ryan’s cousin, Mike Durand, and family. They rented a car and drove to the Grand Canyon and on to Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam. Jessie’s mom lives near Vegas, as does Sherri’s mom, Gerri, and husband Bob. So they had a great time with them while there. Ryan and Jessie also took in the World Concrete Convention in Vegas while there. Saturday, my brother, Don Shoquist, went with me and Bonnie Helmer to the Earl church for their Triple Treat. We met sisters Nell Lee and Sharon Wilber and husband Merle there. The soups were luscious, lots of crafts and choices of pies to buy. Nancy Furchtenicht and granddaughter Arianne attended, joining Ralph and Arlene VanMeter for the soup lunch. Happy birthday to Dorothy Semm, Rolanda Musolf, Glen Leischer, Dean Mott, Daniel Knutson, Feb. 11; Anthony Ullom, Les Shaddrick Jr., Jessica Furchtenicht, Jerry Sigmund, Peter Foote, McClaine Hutton, Feb. 12; Darin Reynolds, Billie Aderman, Feb. 13; Amanda Hagan, Teagan Anderson, Feb. 14; Linda Tabor, Jennifer

(Lee) Germack, Florence Millard, Feb. 15; Betty Hubin, Bonnie Smith, Feb. 16; Kurt Meier, David Stoner, Dawn Raymond, Lois Donetell, Taylor Child, Feb. 17; and Bob Hall, Ryan Butterfield, David Stodola, Matthew Stoner, Johnnie Flanagan and Sue Wallace, Feb. 18. Have a good one, because they only come once a year. Anniversary wishes to Travis and Stephanie Vollmer and Hezzy and Elaine King, Feb. 11; Cecil and Shirley Scribner, Feb. 12; Harvey and Marian Stodola, Feb. 14; and Nate and Becky Rudolph on Feb. 17. One day we will be just a memory for some people. So we should do our best to make it a good one! Have a happy Valentine’s Day.

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Springbrook Township: Jonathan Carlson, Springbrook, WI. PROPERTY: Map# SB284/Record ID# 24670, PT NW SE, Section 14-40-11, to rezone 1 acre of Residential Mobile Home to 1 acre Commercial, to be able to have a used car dealership. Madge Township: Cullan Hanacek, Spooner, WI. PROPERTY: Map ID # MA352B/35383, 29.40 acres, Section 20-38-11, to rezone approximately 3-4 acres from Agricultural/ Residential Recreational 2 to Residential Recreation 1 and request to rezone 3.47 acres, Map ID# MA352C/35384, from Residential Recreation 2 to Residential Recreation 1, in the Town of Madge, to be able to create two lake lots. Interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard. The committee will deliberate in “Open Session.” Handicapped access is available through the south door; parking is near the door. This agenda and the subsequent meeting minutes are available in large type. If you need assistance, please call Lolita Olson at 715-468-4600, prior to the meeting. 641373 25-26r WNAXLP Webster Macomber, Zoning Administrator


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On Tuesday, Feb. 2, we got about 8 inches of fairly fluffy snow here. We missed the heavy stuff that went to the south. We didn’t feel bad about that. Mild temps took care of some of it, but we’ve had snow showers since. Sunday night a few more inches fell. Enough so we know it’s still winter. Keep the feeders filled, birds are counting on you. This week it was all about Super Bowl 50 and the commercials. Sunday evening Russ and Nancy Furchtenicht came down to visit and watched the first half with me. Anton and Gloria Frey attended her Rice Lake Class of 1949 luncheon at the Wagon Wheel in Brill Monday, Feb. 1, at noon. Bob Millard, Chetek, stopped by the Freys to visit and have coffee on Wednesday. On Saturday night, the Freys went to daughter Jan’s, and Jeff Johnston’s for supper. Otherwise they have been just hanging out at home. Virginia Stodola said she had a good day on Friday and got a lot done but felt it on Saturday. Son David and Cathy, Hudson, were up and took her for her hair appointment, then to Economart for lunch and groceries and then to the doctor for her shot. That’s enough to tire any kid out. Joe and Debbie Elbe, Rice Lake, visited Elfreda West on Sunday. Libbie DeTrent spent five days in Chicago babysitting granddaughters Hazel, 8, and Vivian, 5. Their dad, Brian Krumm, was on a business trip to Boston and their mom, Libbie’s daughter, Laura, was changing jobs to a banking and investment firm. Sam and Libbie had neighbors in on Sunday night for a Super Bowl party that included Gene and Carlotta Romsos, Mary Thorstenson, Doug and Sandi Rudolph, Chuck and Sonia Scarf, Dale and Liz Minder, Lyal and Anne Drake, Don and Lorna Kology and Dr. Luke F. and Rachel Burke. Marilyn Zimmerman attended the 40th wedding anniversary for John and Diane Olsen, friends from Haugen. It was held at the Country Inn last Saturday. Belated wishes to them. On Saturday, Alan and Charlotte Ross had their daughter, Nancy Troyan and son-in-law Mike, from Eau Claire, up to visit for the day and enjoy a duck dinner. Said they worked sorting old fruit jars that were her mother’s. Some were pretty old. Roger Nielsen and wife Vicki Gee-Treft returned last week from a two-week road trip west. She visited her mom in the Los Angeles area who had fallen recently and broken a hip and wasn’t doing very well. They enjoyed the mountains and warmer weather. Report an excellent trip. A speedy recovery for Fritz Mancl who had some corrective foot surgery in Eau Claire recently.



way to Warren Quam’s to get in some fishing. I guess they got a few little ones. Arlys Santiago was going to the Pioneer on Long Lake to watch the Super Bowl. Talking to Cheri Minot, she and her family attended a birthday party for her daughter-in-law, Christi, wife of Tony Minot. They treated them all to ice-cream sundaes

Sealed proposals for materials and services described herein will be received until 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 25, 2016, by the Washburn County Highway Department, Office of the Highway Commissioner, 1600 County Highway H, Spooner, Wisconsin 54801. PROPOSAL CONTRACT #2-16E, Two - Contractor/Utility Boxes with Storage Compartments Proposal forms and specifications are on file and available upon request at the Office of the Washburn County Highway Department, phone (715) 635-4480; FAX (715) 635-4485. Bidders wishing to submit their bid by mail may do so at their own risk. The Highway Department is open Monday thru Thursday; mail/delivery service is not received on Friday. 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, Commissioner 641605 26-27r Washburn County Highway Department WNAXLP



Judy Pieper

Yea, the Super Bowl is finally over! Now we can get back to the important things in life that we had before Thursday night football took over. Like “Big Bang Theory,” for example. Did you watch the game? When neither the Packers nor the Vikings are playing it doesn’t interest me too much. We did watch it though, and I was very happy that Denver won. Peyton Manning seems like such a nice, normal young man and it sounds as though this will be his last year playing. Nice to end his career on such a happy note. And, Cam Newton is young and will have a few years to try for a Super Bowl victory yet. He seemed to need a humbling experience anyway. I was very disappointed in the commercials. That’s the main reason I watch the game. Budweiser used to have the most fantastic commercials and this year they were awful, except the last one where Helen Mirren gave people who drink and drive a piece of her mind. And, of course, the one about the inept bank robbers who steal one of those little gas/electric cars. That was pretty funny. The rest were just about as exciting as the game. Oh, Duane read something about the Super Bowl in the paper. Seems that there was a man who had seats in the nosebleed section for the game and as he was looking around he spied an empty seat about four rows up from the field right on the 50-yard line. Well, he couldn’t believe there would be an empty seat, so he walked down to see what was going on. There was an old guy sitting in the seat next to the empty one, and the young man asked why that seat was empty. The old man said, “Well, my wife and I have been to every Super Bowl game since 1967.”

The other man asked where his wife was, and the old man’s eyes misted over a bit and he said, “She passed away.” The younger man said how sorry he was, and said that it was too bad that there were no friends or relatives who could have accompanied him to the game and used the seat. The old guy replied, “They couldn’t come. They were all at the funeral.” On to other things. Lent starts this week, you know. This week, Ash Wednesday, the Barronett Lutheran kids will be serving a spaghetti supper before the Ash Wednesday service. They will start serving at 5:30 p.m., and the service will start at 7 p.m. The women of Barronett Lutheran are going to be helping with the cooking and serving this year, too. Peg Thompson, the youth group leader, and all of the kids work very hard every year to make the spaghetti supper delicious and fun, so please join us and enjoy the great food, good conversation, and the Ash Wednesday service. For the rest of the Lenten season, we will be having a soup and sandwich lunch starting at 6 p.m. and then the Lenten service starting at 7 p.m. every Wednesday evening. We hope you will join us for those lunches and services. Art Adams called and told me that I forgot to tell you about one incident that happened during our visit to Florida. As soon as Duane and I got to Punta Gorda, Art and Jill asked me when I was going to make cookies. Well, Donna is a great cook, but doesn’t bake at all so there were no supplies at their house. So, on our way back to their house from one of our many outings, I stopped by the grocery store to pick stuff up. I had the flour, two kinds of sugar, baking soda, chocolate chips,

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Everyone is welcome to attend the Lenten services for First Lutheran Church of Stone Lake and Stone Lake Wesleyan Church starting on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Ed Anderson and Pastor Tim Young will be leading the services, respectively. Living Lent is the theme for this year’s service series. The Ash Wednesday service and Good Friday service will not be serving soup and sandwiches. All of the other Lenten services will have soup and sandwiches starting at 6 p.m. with the service beginning at 6:45 p.m. The first Lenten service will be on Feb. 17 at the Stone Lake Wesleyan Church with the topic being purpose. See the complete Lenten season services elsewhere in the Register. There will be a walking exercise class, titled Walk in Circles to the Music, at the Lions hall each Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. You may remember roller-skating around the hall years ago. Now it’s walk around the hall. Come as you are and enjoy the

fun, and it’s free! There will be a Cribbage tournament held at the Stone Lake Pub on Saturday, Feb. 13, starting at 2 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 13, there will be a Valentine’s Day skating party from 1-4 p.m. at the Stone Lake Skating Rink. Children and families are invited to skate at the rink and warm up and enjoy hot chocolate, marshmallows and treats at the fire hall. This event is sponsored by the Stone Lake Lions. If you have questions, please contact Dick Rainville at 715-865-5032. Also on Saturday, Feb. 13, Marie’s Hideaway will be serving a special Valentine’s Day dinner from 5-10 p.m. For more information call 715-865-5082. On Saturday, Feb. 20, the Stone Lake Pub will donate 50 cents from every drink sold from 6 p.m. until midnight to the Stone Lake Senior Center. Have a good week and be safe. Mary Nilssen can be reached at 715-8654008 or

Senior lunch menu Monday, Feb. 15: No meals served. Presidents Day. Tuesday, Feb. 16: Juicy orange chicken, loaded mashed potatoes, California vegetables, cookie bar. Wednesday, Feb. 17: Oven-roasted turkey, buttered baby reds, cranberry sauce, garden salad, birthday cake. Thursday, Feb. 18: Cook’s choice soup and sandwich, potato chips, fresh fruit. Friday, Feb. 19: Cook’s choice. Meal reservations must be made at least

butter, vanilla and nuts in the cart. All I needed was some eggs. So I parked the cart at the end of an aisle, walked about four steps to pick up the eggs, walked back to where I had left the cart and it wasn’t there! Someone must have inadvertently taken my cart thinking it was their own. So l had to go through the store again and pick everything up. I can just see what happened when the other person got up to the checkout — chocolate chips? I didn’t pick up chocolate chips! And probably the same reaction to all the rest of the stuff. Does this kind of thing happen to other people, or am I just the only lucky one? Anyway, I did get the cookies made, and then found out that neither Art nor Jill like nuts in their cookies. Groan. I just can’t win. Bill Gill called on Saturday evening and asked if we were hungry. I told him that we were just having some sandwiches and invited him over. He said that he was thinking about cheese and raisin ravioli, and that he had all the ingredients he needed to make them if we wanted some. He said that he would come over and we could make them together. Well, I have never in my life even attempted to make a homemade noodle, but I figured that if Bill could do it anyone could. Sorry, Bill. So he came and he had all kinds of stuff — semolina flour, eggs, parsley, cheese and, of course, raisins. Oh, and grapefruit juice and tequila. He showed me how to make the pasta, and I rolled it out and he filled it, sealed it and put it in the liquid to boil. It was delicious. Duane and I didn’t try the tequila, but the grapefruit juice was very good. Bill said he acquired a taste for it during his trip to Mexico, so he had just a bit with his juice. Bill had been on a trip to Mexico with his niece, Jody, and her kids at the same time we were in Florida. He said he had a wonderful time. He hired a cab to take him all over the place, and met all kinds of people including some farmers. He is already planning another trip down

to visit with the people he made friends with while he was there. The Red Brick Café was pretty busy Sunday morning, so Duane and I got out the Cribbage board while we waited for our breakfast. It came pretty fast, by the way. We didn’t even get two games finished. Anyway, while we were playing, another customer walked over to the table and watched while we played a hand. He is from just south of Comstock, and he said that he had been in a tournament in Deer Park this past week. We chatted for a while, and then he went back to his table. Well, Duane was dealing and I got a hand that could have been great two different ways. I turned around and asked the man what he would do and he pointed out the two cards to throw that I had kind of already decided on. Well, I was accused of cheating (jokingly) and what was even worse is that I lost the game anyway. If you are a Cribbage player and like to pass the time that way while waiting for your food, just ask any of the waitresses for the board and they will bring it to you. I hadn’t heard from the friendly neighborhood moocher for quite a while, and he called me this week with a joke that he had told Pastor Todd. I have decided to wait until next week to tell you that though, because this is starting to turn into a book already. I am very sorry to report that Dean Jerry passed away on Feb. 2. Dean grew up right here in Barronett, raised his children here, and worked most of his adult life at the welding shop between Cumberland and Barronett. He was engaged to Shayla Nesson, and was highly regarded by her entire family. He was a wonderful young man, and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Please keep Dean’s family in your prayers as they go through this time of sorrow. That’s all I know from Barronett this week. Hope to see you Wednesday evening at the spaghetti supper and Ash Wednesday service.

Washburn County Area Humane Society I know what you’re thinking; but it is not true, I’m really not grumpy and I am not blue. I’m actually quite cheerful, a happy young cat, And all who have met me will verify that. I am very quiet, but when I am out, I like to explore, that’s what cats are about. If you want to please me, I’ll give you a tip, My two favorite things are moist food and catnip. Perhaps that could be how they chose my new name, I light up like “Sparkles” that dance in a flame. I hope you’ll come meet me; I’m not hard to find, Because I have a face that is one of a kind. Cats for adoption: 1-1/2-yearold neutered gray/white longhair; 1-1/2-year-old spayed brown/black tabby; 1-1/2-year-old shorthair calico/

tortie; 8-month-old shorthair tortie; 2-yearold shorthair calico/ tortie; 2-year-old black/ brown/white neutered shorthair tiger; 1-year-old neutered orange shorthair tabby; 4-month-old female black/white shorthair; 3-1/2-year-old neutered black/white shorthair; 8-month-old female gray/orange shorthair and a 4-month-old male black shorthair. Dogs for adoption: 10-month-old neutered black/white hound/Lab mix; 10-month-old spayed black/white Lab/bluetick mix and a 3-1/2-year-old spayed red heeler mix. Strays include: Neutered dark brown Dachshund mix found on 6th Avenue in Shell Lake wearing a black/white collar with a 2015 Washburn County dog license tag. We found his past owner who said his name is Hank and he is 2 years old. Also, an adult male black Lab was found on Front and Miller Street in Spooner. 

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Donna and Gerry Hines visited Nina and Lawrence Hines on Monday morning. The funeral service for Jerry Besse was held at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery near Spooner on Thursday.  A large number of people attended the ceremony, after which lunch was shared at Peggy’s in Shell Lake. Jerry, Rose, Jack and Grace Sexton, Ethel Clausen, Lawrence, Nina, Gerry and Donna Hines, Hank and Karen Man24 hours in advance, call your senior center gelsen, Lida Nordquist, Marlene Swearto confirm. Menu is subject to change. All ingen, Don Israel and Seth Quinton from this area attended the funeral for Don meals served with milk and bread. Grunnes on Friday.  The service was held

Karen Mangelsen at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in northeast Minneapolis. Larry, Celie and Baxter Mangelsen, and April and Mandy Close were Saturday visitors of Karen and Hank Mangelsen.  Birthdays of Celie and Larry were celebrated. Lida Nordquist spent some time visiting Donna and Gerry Hines on Saturday. Hank and Karen Mangelsen called on Nina and Lawrence Hines on Saturday evening. Clam River Tuesday Club met Friday at the home of Judy Leonard.  After the business meeting, the ladies enjoyed playing the dice game.



At the election to be held on February 16, 2016, in the City of Shell Lake, the following polling place location will be used: City Hall, 501 First Street, Shell Lake, WI 54871. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and will close at 8:00 p.m. If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk: Andrew Eiche, 501 First Street, Shell Lake, WI 54871, 715-468-7679, 8 a.m. - noon and 1- 4:30 p.m. All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters. Andrew Eiche 641726 26r WNAXLP City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer

(Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING THROUGH THE RURAL HOUSING SERVICE OR SUCCESSOR AGENCY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Plaintiff vs. JOLEEN ANDERSON, et al., Defendants CASE NO.: 14-CV-137 FORECLOSURE CASE CODE 30404 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of a judgment of foreclosure made in the above-entitled action on February 6, 2015, in the amount of $64,468,93, I will sell at public auction at the North Entrance (a.k.a. North Steps) of the Washburn County Courthouse, 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871, City of Shell Lake, County of Washburn, State of Wisconsin, on March 2, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., all of the following described mortgaged premises, to wit: Lot Eight (8), Block Two (2), Donatell-Olson Assessor’s Plat to the City of Spooner, Washburn County, Wisconsin The above property is located at: 711 Myra Street, Spooner, WI 54801. TAX KEY NO.: 65 281 2 39 12 30 5 15 244 616000. TERMS OF SALE: Cash, Cashier’s Check or Certified Check. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. DOWN PAYMENT: 10% of amount bid by Cash, Cashier’s Check or Certified Check due at time of sale. Balance of purchase price must be paid within ten (10) business days after confirmation of the sale. Failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. This property is sold “as is” subject to all legal encumbrances and any outstanding and accruing real estate taxes, special assessments, and penalties and interest, if any. Upon confirmation of the sale by the Court, purchaser will be required to pay all recording fees and, if desired, the cost of title evidence. Dated this 14th day of January, 2016, at Shell Lake, Wis. /s/Terry Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County, WI KOHNER, MANN & KAILAS, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 4650 N. Port Washington Road Milwaukee, WI 53212 Ph.: 414-962-5110 Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1692), we are required to state that we are attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. 640957 WNAXLP


The Birchwood Public School District is seeking applicants to be Superintendent due to a retirement that is effective no later than July 29, 2016. Some details include: • Person hired must be able to work well with staff, parents, students, community members and the School Board to support and further develop District initiatives that are under way and that will be developed in the future. • All applicants must make application through WECAN which includes greater detail about the position and application requirements. Initial phone and email inquiries are encouraged and can be made to: • Frank Helquist, Superintendent: • Tel. 715-354-3471 • Cell: 715-492-1027 • Email: • Robert Herscher, School Board President: • Tel: 715-354-3514 • Cell: 715-651-2234 • Email: Web page: Deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 24.

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OFFICE OF THE WASHBURN COUNTY CLERK TO THE ELECTORS OF WASHBURN COUNTY: Notice is hereby given of a spring primary election to be held in the various municipalities of Washburn County on the 16th of February, 2016, at which the officers named below shall be nominated. The names of the candidates for each office, whose nominations have been certified to or filed in this office, are given under the title of the office, each in its proper column, together with the questions submitted to a vote, for a referendum, if any, in the sample ballot below. INFORMATION TO ELECTORS Upon entering the polling place, an elector shall state his or her name and address and sign the poll book before being permitted to vote. If an elector is not registered to vote, an elector may register to vote at the polling place serving his or her residence, if the elector presents proof of residence in a form specified by law. Where ballots are distributed to electors, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot. Upon being permitted to vote, the elector shall retire alone to a voting booth and cast his or her ballot except that an elector who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by the elector’s minor child or minor ward. An election official may inform the elector of the proper manner for casting a vote, but the official may not in any manner advise or indicate a particular voting choice. Where Paper Ballots are Used The elector shall make a cross (X) in the square next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the elector shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote. On referendum questions, the elector shall make a cross (X) in the square next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the elector shall make a cross (X) in the square next to “no” if opposed to the question. Where Touch Screen Voting is Used, The elector shall touch the screen next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the elector shall type in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote. On referendum questions, the elector shall touch the screen next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the elector shall touch the screen next to “no” if opposed to the question. The vote should not be cast in any other manner. Not more than five minutes’ time shall be allowed inside a voting booth. Sample ballots or other materials to assist the elector in casting his or her vote may be taken into the booth and copied. The sample ballot shall not be shown to anyone so as to reveal how the ballot is marked. If the elector spoils a paper ballot, he or she shall return it to an election official who shall issue another ballot in its place, but not more than three ballots shall be issued to any one elector. If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the elector shall return it to the election official, who shall issue a proper ballot in its place. After casting his or her vote, the elector shall leave the voting booth, properly deposit the ballot and promptly leave the polling place. The elector may spoil a touch screen ballot at the voting station before the ballot is cast. After Marking the Ballot After an official paper ballot is marked, it shall be folded so the inside marks do not show, but so the printed endorsements and inspectors’ initials on the outside do show. The elector shall deposit the voted ballot in the ballot box, or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit, and shall leave the polling place promptly. After an official touch screen ballot is cast, the elector shall leave the polling place promptly. An elector may select an individual to assist in casting his or her vote if the elector declares to the presiding official that he or she is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing or understanding English or that due to disability is unable to cast his or her ballot. The selected individual rendering assistance may not be the elector’s employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the elector. The following is a sample of the official ballots:


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Washburn County is seeking applicants for a County Forestry Seasonal position. Responsibilities include marking timber for thinning in northern hardwood, red oak, pine and other timber types; cruising timber for harvest volumes; forest inventory and reconnaissance updates in northern hardwood timber types and other duties as assigned. Washburn County has an intensive forest management program and utilizes the best science and practices available. The successful applicant has the opportunity to gain valuable experience with “hands-on” forestry. Positions require a high school diploma. A bachelor’s degree in forestry, current enrollment in a forestry program or prior experience is preferred. Candidates must be able to start in late May of 2016. This is a temporary seasonal position not to exceed 600 hours. Wage range of $11.00 to $13.00/hour depending on experience. For an application and further information, contact Washburn County Personnel Office, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871, 715-468-4624, or Application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 26, 2016. “E.O.E.” For more information regarding the position duties, please contact Mike Peterson at 715-635-4490 or by email: 641544 26-27r

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If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 202509410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at . 641642 26rp WNAXLP (Feb. 3, 10, 17) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY COMMUNITY BANK OF NORTHERN WISCONSIN Plaintiff, vs. RUSSEL TERRY, CRYSTAL TERRY, WASHBURN COUNTY Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No. 15 CV 14 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered in the above action by the Circuit Court of Washburn County, the Sheriff of Washburn County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction on the front steps of the Washburn County Courthouse, in the City of Shell Lake, Wisconsin, on February 24, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. the following described property: Lot 3 of CSM 6-208, Map No. 1487, a part of Government Lot 2 of Section 5, Township 38 North, Range 13 West. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N9081 Hwy. 70, Spooner, WI 54801. TERMS: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: 10% of amount bid by certified check BALANCE DUE: At time of confirmation of sale. Dated this 25th day of January, 2016. WASHBURN COUNTY SHERIFF By: Terrence C. Dryden 641106 WNAXLP

2001 CHEVY ASTRO: AWD, cargo van. Runs good, newer tires, $1,100. Shell Lake, 715-296-0014. 26rp SHELL LAKE SELF-STORAGE: Convenient, 24hour access. Special low-cost boat storage. Call 715468-2910. 2rtfc

(Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RAYMOND A. JOHNSON Order Setting Time to Hear Petition for Administration and Deadline for Filing Claims (Formal Administration) Case No. 16PR05 A petition for formal administration was filed. THE COURT FINDS: 1. The decedent, with date of birth June 5, 1929, and date of death December 29, 2015, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of Box 115, Minong, WI 54859. THE COURT ORDERS: 1. The petition be heard at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, before Circuit Court Judge, on February 2, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. You do not need to appear unless you object. The petition may be granted if there is no objection. 2. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is April 16, 2016. 3. A claim may be filed at the Office of Register in Probate, Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. 4. Heirship will be determined at the hearing on petition for final judgment. 5. Publication of this notice is notice to any persons whose names or addresses are unknown. BY THE COURT: Hon. Eugene D. Harrington Circuit Court Judge January 15, 2016 Kathryn zumBrunnen P.O. Box 96 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-3174 640927 WNAXLP Bar No.: 1016913

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Find us on Facebook (Feb. 3, 10, 17) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DONALD E. ZENISEK Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 16PR07 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth October 26, 1930, and date of death December 12, 2015, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of N3002 Lakeview Drive, Sarona, WI 54870. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is April 14, 2016. 5. A claim may be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, Room 2C. Shannon Anderson Probate Registrar January 15, 2016 Attorney Teresa Germain, Wiley Law S.C. P.O. Box 370 Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 715-723-8591 641389 Bar No.: 1050355 WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that a Spring Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at the Sarona Town Hall. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. On the ballot will be choices for Justice of the Supreme Court and Spooner School Board. The polling place is accessible to elderly and disabled voters. In-person absentee voting will be conducted at the Sarona Town Hall on Thursday, February 11, 2016, from 10 a.m. to noon. A public test of electronic voting equipment will be conducted on Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 4 p.m. at the Sarona Town Hall. Victoria Lombard, Clerk 641701 26r WNAXLP

Joshua A. Aalto, Cameron, possession of methamphetamine, $518.00, probation, sent. withheld. Keith L. Albers, Shell Lake, possession of THC, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Vincent W. Anderson, Trego, battery, local jail. Philip J. Breckman, Stone Lake, possess drug paraphernalia, $549.00, costs. Angie M. Chellew, Barronett, operating with restricted controlled substance, $1,629.00, local jail, costs, license revoked 12 months, alcohol assessment; possess drug paraphernalia, $499.00, costs. Amy L. Fitzgerald, Spooner, burglary, $518.00, probation, sent. withheld; entry into/onto building construction site room, local jail; theft, local jail; forgery, $968.00, probation, sent. withheld. Abram E. Haesemeyer, Webster, possession of methamphetamine, $518.00, probation, sent. withheld. Tyler J.E. Hale, Solon Springs, possession of THC, $443.00, local jail, costs; possess drug paraphernalia, $243.00, costs; bail jumping, $243.00, costs. Jared D. Kidder, Shell Lake, disorderly conduct, $299.00, twice. Calvin T. Morrison, Barronett, operating while revoked, $200.50. Jacob A. Peterson, Shell Lake, possession of THC, $443.00, probation, sent. withheld; possess drug paraphernalia, $443.00, probation, sent. withheld. Richard A. Phernetton, Montesano, Wash., first-degree sexual assault of a child, $345.00, state prison, extended supervision. Jerrid J. Skenandore, Minong, OWI, $1,118.00, local jail, costs, license revoked 3 years, alcohol assessment. Daniel J. Stordahl, Red Wing, Minn., issue worthless check(s), $114.50. Ashley K. Thompson, Spooner, theft, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Robert W. Vig, Minong, OWI, $1,994.00, state prison, costs, license revoked 3 years, extended supervision. Gunner C.A. Asplund, Rice Lake, operating while suspended, $200.50. Russell L. Bacon, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without adequate muffler, $175.30. Shaun S. Bauer, Sarona, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Lori M. Berg, Spooner, issue worthless check(s), $387.01, restitution. Byron E. Binstock, Sarona, speeding, $200.50. Gary E. Blanchard, Hayward, speeding, $225.00. Philip J. Breckman, Mendota Heights, Minn., operating with restricted controlled substance, $887.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Mary K. Buth, Oakdale, Minn., nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Brandon S. Cedarblade, Pepin, speeding, $200.50. Michael D. Covey, Siren, seat belt violation, $10.00. Anthony R. Davis, Rice Lake, speeding, $175.30. Peter R. Denn, Eau Claire, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Lydia E. Denuccio, North Oaks, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Shawn M. Dezek, Spooner, OWI, $761.50, license revoked 6 months, ignition interlock, alcohol assessment. Heather M. Dubois, Chetek, issue worthless check(s), $270.00, restitution.

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Michelle A. Erickson, Shell Lake, OWI, $887.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment, other sentence. William J. Gardner, Prior Lake, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Jason A. Gorud, Minong, speeding, $225.70. Eric M. Hanes, Spooner, operating without valid license, $200.50; failure to yield right of way from stop sign, $175.30. Tyler J. Hansel, Shell Lake, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50; nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Michael S.J. Harris, Spooner, speeding, $175.30. Marc D. Hobbie, Webster, seat belt violation, $10.00. Steven J. Imhoff, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $200.50; operating while suspended, $200.50. Jason A. Jerry, Shell Lake, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00; possess open intoxicants, $263.50. Jon W. Johnson, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Brad M. Kent, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. John J. Kornfield, Trego, OWI, $811.50, license revoked 6 months. Mary K. Larson, Trego, speeding, $200.50. Dean A. Locke, Hayward, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Dawn M. Lueck, Holmen, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Donald I. Mathews, Spooner, issue worthless check(s), $319.97, restitution. Nicole E. Mauch, Spooner, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Paula J. Mitchell, Stillwater, Minn., operating boat without valid certificate number, $150.50. Debra J. Monnier, Spooner, issue worthless check(s), $319.05

Lee M. Nelson, Shell Lake, dog running at large, $150.00. Colton J. Nordby, Mellen, speeding, $175.30. Daniel S. Petersen, Hertel, speeding, $175.30. Jacob A. Peterson, Eagan, Minn., operating with restricted controlled substance, $811.50, license revoked 6 years, alcohol assessment. James A. Peterson, Spooner, issue worthless check(s), $327.59, restitution. Stephen W. Puetz, Frederic, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Brett W. Ratliff, Le Suer, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Susan J. Retzer, Grantsburg, speeding, $200.50. William E. Ritchie, Minneapolis, Minn., OWI, $887.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Melissa J. Roach, Stone Lake, speeding, $200.50. Keith A. Schuck, Shell Lake, nonregistration of auto, $175.30. Daniel J. Shafer, Shell Lake, issue worthless check(s), $468.31, restitution. Jessica L. Shramek, Exeland, issue worthless check(s), $251.72, restitution. Jerrid J. Skenandore, Minong, driving wrong way on divided highway, $326.50. Kristy L. Smith, Shell Lake, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Stanley J. Vanderslik, Kalamazoo, Mich., speeding, $175.30. Andrew J. Walt, Springbrook, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Peter J. Williams, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Charles E. Wilson, Chetek, seat belt violation, $10.00. Austin M. Wolters, Hayward, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00.


Notice is hereby given that a Spring Primary Election for Justice of the Supreme Court will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at the Barronett Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Road, Shell Lake, WI 54871. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you have any questions concerning the polling place, contact the Town Clerk. Patricia A. Parker N602 Lehman Lake Road Barronett, WI 54871 715-468-2846 The polling place is accessible to elderly and disabled voters. Notice of Meeting of the Local and Municipal Board of Canvassers At the close of voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. 19.84, the Election Inspectors at each polling place will convene as the Local Canvassing Board for the purpose of conducting the local canvass pursuant to Wis. Stat. 7.51. This meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. 19.81-89. Patricia A. Parker, Town Clerk 641474 26r WNAXLP


Sealed proposals for the sale of equipment described herein will be received until 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 25, 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. 2010 Western Star Tandem Tri Dump MBE4000 (Unit# 76) 2013 Freightliner Dump 114SD (Unit# 59) 2013 Freightliner Dump Tandem Tri Axle (Unit# 58) 2000 Sterling LT8511 Dump (Unit# 51) 2000 Sterling LT8511 Dump (Unit# 50) 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 1600 County Highway H 641304 25-26r Spooner, WI 54801 WNAXLP




Shell Lake honor roll

High school - First semester A honor roll Amber Anderson, Grace Anderson, Marty Anderson, Payton Anderson, Hope Balts, Kennedy Baumgart, Jonathan Beecroft, Keagan Blazer, Amanda Brereton, Caitlin Brereton, Hailey Christensen, Ashley Clark, Katherine Cox, Alexis DeLadi, Alex Eiche, Taylor Eiche, Sarah Greife, Johanna Gustafsson, Bailee Hanson, Kaitlyn Harraghy, Erick Haynes, Kaitlyn Haynes, Jordan Herzog, Alyssa Hodgett, Dominic Hopke, Mclain Hutton, Drew Johnson, Miranda Johnson, Natalie Jury, Meredith Kevan, Morgan Krueger, Caleb LaFave, Ashley Lord, Andrew Martin, Lindsey Martin, Rafael MartinezAvial, Gina McSweeney, Ashlea Meister, Anna Mikula, Lauren Osborn, Isaac Otterson, Daniel Parish, Emily Parish, Cassidy Schroeder, Paula Siebers, Cassandra Skindzelewski, Molly Slater, Natalie Smith, Savannah Soltis, Heidi Steines, Savannah Steines, Allison Tims, Clare Walker, Kyley Williams and Nathaniel Wingler.

B honor roll Keolani Baumgart, Sheri Clark, Kennedy Ellanson, Madelynn Flach, Madison Fogelberg, Heidi Fredrickson, Silma Garcia-Perez, Jadee Goetz, Rei Grandadam, Breanna Green, Cecilia Harrington, Tiffany Herzog, Curtis Johnson, Julia Johnson, Rachel Kidder, Travis Klassa, Ulan Koxegenov, Madison LaFave, Kaelin Laub, Emily Lloyd, Kayla McCarthy, Klara McNeally, Konstantin Medvedev, Courtney Melton, Rebecca Melton, Zachary Melton, Nicole Mikula, Shrishti Monga, Vishav Monga, Breeana Monson, Ellie Nelson, Daniel Nielsen, Carly Osborn, Lanae Paulson, Gene Quam, Lilly Rau, Taylor Rohow, Luke Savas, Caitlyn Schaefer, Arianna Schreiber, Sydney Schunck, Cassie Skattebo, Adrianna Smith, Phabien Sturtz, Nathaniel Swan, Samuel Symond, Emma Thomas, Nicholas Udovich and Emily Wykel.

Middle school - First semester A honor roll Megan Anderson, Olivia Jury, Frances Kevan, Addison Schroeder, Skylar Leach, Ty Ellanson, Haley Balts, Mikayla Cox, Brittany Clark, Grace Thomas, Joseph Uchytil, Jordan Aronson, Kayla Haynes, Julia Balser, Julia Lyga, Cassidy Mehsikomer, Ashtyn Smith, Nicholas Kraetke, Makenna Anderson, Hannah Green, Cody W. Swan, Judah Balser, Abigail Smith, Alexis McCracken and Brianna Williams.

Wednesday, Feb. 24: Grades K-2: Cereal and toast. Grades K-12: Sausage and cheese on English muffin. Grades 3-12: Ultimate breakfast round. Thursday, Feb. 25: Grades K-2: Muffin. Grades 3-12: Homemade sweet bread. Grades 3-12: Oatmeal with fixings. Friday, Feb. 26: Grades K-12: Apple or cherry frudel. Grades 3-12: Ham, egg and cheese bar with toast. Monday, Feb. 29: Grades K-12: Mini cinni roll. Grades 3-12: Bagel and cream cheese. Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/fruit and milk offered daily. Every day breakfast is free to all students.

Wednesday, Feb. 17: Grades K-12: Crispy-chicken sandwich. Grades 7-12: Buffalo-chicken pizza. Thursday, Feb. 18: Grades K-12: Baked chicken. Grades 7-12: Corn dog. Friday, Feb. 19: Grades K-12: Brunch. Monday, Feb. 22: Grades K-12: Grilled cheese and tomato soup. Tuesday, Feb. 23: Grades K-12: Taco salad. Grades 7-12: Cheese pizza. Wednesday, Feb. 24: Grades K-12: Chicken and gravy over whole-grain biscuit. Grades 7-12: Spicy-chicken sandwich. Thursday, Feb. 25: Grades K-12: Hot Italian sub. Grades 7-12: Mozzarella dippers. Friday, Feb. 26: Grades K-12: Penne with meat sauce. Monday, Feb. 29: Grades K-12: Corn dog with macaroni and cheese. Menus subject to change. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

B honor roll Christian Johnson, Emmery Nielsen, Graydon Lesneski, Ben McNulty, Taren Farley, Ethan Eraquam, Mikenzi Miller, Anna Klassa, William Fisher IV, Blake Flach, Jeremy Bouchard, Katelynn Melton, Lillian Wade, Tayla Lundberg, Noah Savas and Emily Milton.

Shell Lake school menu Breakfast Thursday, Feb. 11: Grades K-2: Muffin. Grades 3-12: Homemade sweet bread or oatmeal with fixings. Friday, Feb. 12: No school. Professional Development Day. Monday, Feb. 15: No school. Presidents Day. Tuesday, Feb. 16: Grades K-12: Minni cinni roll. Grades 3-12: Bagel and cream cheese. Wednesday, Feb. 17: Grades K-12: Cereal and toast. Grades 3-12: Ultimate breakfast round. Thursday, Feb. 18: Grades K-12: French toast sticks. Grades 3-12: Homemade sweet bread. Friday, Feb. 19: Grades K-12: Laker pizza. Grades 3-12: Ham, egg and cheese bar with toast. Monday, Feb. 22: Grades K-12: Pop-Tart with cheese stick. Grades 3-12: Mini cinni roll. Tuesday, Feb. 23: Grades K-12: Waffles and fruit. Grades 3-12: Chocolate-chip oatmeal bar.

Lunch Thursday, Feb. 11: Grades K-12: Pizza. Early release. Friday, Feb. 12: No school. Professional Development Day. Monday, Feb. 15: No school. Presidents Day. Tuesday, Feb. 16: Grades K-12: Orange chicken and rice bowl. Grades 7-12: Burrito and rice bowl.

Community Education SHELL LAKE - Shell Lake Community Ed will be offering the following classes. Making Lemonade with Ben: Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Katherine and Ben Perreth, Wisconsin mother-son speaking duo, will bring their humorous, informational and entertaining brand of hope and inspiration as they present aspects of Katherine’s award-winning book, “Making Lemonade With Ben: The Audacity to Cope.” After Ben experienced a massive brain hemorrhage at age 7, he and his family were changed forever – and so were the myriad educational professionals involved in the process of putting Ben back together again. Katherine

is a reporter for the Middleton Times Tribune. Ben lives on his own in downtown Madison and is a member of Yahara House, a mental health recovery and treatment clubhouse. Ben is employed at the Madison Children’s Museum and juggles one-handed everywhere he goes in order to accomplish his life goal: Make humanity smile. Location: Shell Lake High School Library. No registration required. Open to the community.  Morning iPad classes: These classes are entry-level iPad classes. Class is held at the Shell Lake School from 7:45-8:30 a.m. and is designed to help you better understand terminology and basic how-tos to get you

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familiar with your device. You will not go home without learning something new. Perhaps the next time your kids or grandkids see you, you will be the one playing games, sharing photos and sending iMessages! Instructor: Sara Ducos. Minimum four participants/maximum 10. Preregistration is required by Friday before class. Cost: $7.50/class.  Location: Shell Lake High School. Feb. 16: Camera, Video & Store Photos; Feb. 23: iPad 2: Beyond Basics Part 1; March 1: iPad 2: Beyond Basics Part 2. To register contact Keri Jensen, 715-468-7814. — from SLCE


Shell Lake Pack 51 receives recognition Even the adults earn badges in Scouting. They were recognized during the January pack meeting. Shown are the adults that attended winter camp at Camp Phillips in Haugen Jan. 8-10.

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Wolf Den 1 did the flag ceremony for the January pack meeting where many badges, belt loops and pins were awarded to all the Scouts.

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A Shell Lake Pack 51 Scout, Trenton, will be earning his Arrow of Light ranking next month with help and support from his mom, and Scout leaders Storme and George.

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Shell Lake fourth-grader Kara Howells poses with her first public library card. This card will open up her world so she can explore the wonders of life or read about times long past. It will introduce her to new people, and it will challenge her mind. Reading is cool. Library hours are Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. — Photo by Larry Samson

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