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2015 Miss Rodeo Wisconsin Lydia Berg handed over her reign and crown to Beth Kujala in a special ceremony held at the Shell Lake Community Center on Saturday, Jan. 9. Kujala is a Spooner graduate and is currently attending UW-River Falls. More photos on back page. — Photo by Larry Samson

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RICE LAKE - The Rice Lake Area Grief Support Group winter session, provided and staffed by the Lakeview Medical Center Hospice Care Program, will begin Tuesday, Jan. 19. This group is open to adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. The program offers information about the grief process and gives an opportunity for people to share their thoughts and feelings in an environment of understanding and empathy. The group will meet for six weekly sessions, each Tuesday evening from 6-7:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 19 and continuing through Feb. 23. These sessions are provided free of charge but preregistration is required. For more information or to preregister for the winter session, call 715-236-8470. — from LMC

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Dale Romsos posed with his prized 1993 MXZ Ski-Doo at the antique snowmobile show held at the Jack Frost Fest in Spooner on Saturday, Jan. 9. It was a production snow-cross snowmobile that was made for only a few years. Many of the engine improvements found on this machine made it to later production models. More photos from the festival are on page 11. - Photo by Larry Samson


Ice fishing on Shell Lake

The D.P. Juza crew pose for a photo with the snowman they made while ice fishing on Shell Lake for their annual holiday celebration. Shown back row (L to R): John Bjorklund, Chad Leachman, David Danford and Jamie Novak. Middle: Sierra Leachman, Geri Bennett, Ben Juza and Char Young. Front: Andy Juza, Dustin Danford and Kate Juza.

Photos by Danielle Danford Sierra Leachman practices her putting while waiting for a flag.

Kate Juza’s patient jigging caught her this little perch. Juza caught many perch about this size that morning.

David Danford caught this 17-inch walleye Friday, Jan. 8, while fishing on Shell Lake. Danford was fishing with the D.P. Juza crew that went ice fishing for their annual holiday celebration.

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Rice Lake man sentenced for two local bank robberies Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE - The Rice Lake man who committed the 2014 robberies of the Shell Lake State Bank in Stone Lake and Bremer Bank in Danbury was sentenced to 114 months in federal prison on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Kyle Langner, 24, Rice Lake, pleaded guilty to the Stone Lake and Danbury bank robberies in October of 2015. Lang-

ner was also ordered to pay $14,171 in restitution. The Stone Lake branch of the Shell Lake State Bank was robbed by two armed gunmen on May 2, 2014. The Bremer Bank in Danbury was robbed by a lone gunman on May 28, 2014. Then the Sterling Bank in Rice Lake was robbed by a lone, armed gunman on July 16, 2014. Langner was arrested by law enforcement in connection with the robberies

after Jessie Sweeter, Langer’s half brother, had confessed to robbing Shell Lake State Bank and Sterling Bank. Sweeter was sentenced to 114 months in federal prison. Thirty months of Langer’s and Sweeter’s imprisonment is for bank robbery with seven consecutive years imprisonment for brandishing a firearm during a bank robbery. They are both currently serving sentences in state prison, that run at the same as these charges, for robbing

gas stations in Eau Claire. A third man, Ricky White, is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 23 in connection with the bank robberies. All three convictions are the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the sheriff’s offices of Barron, Sawyer and Washburn counties and the Rice Lake Police Department.

Few contests in area spring elections

Filings close for most nominations

Gregg Westigard | Staff writer NORTHWEST WISCONSIN – The spring election filing period for nomination papers for the Tuesday, April 5, spring election ended Tuesday, Jan. 5. A general observation across the elections for county boards, school boards and some of the municipalities in Burnett, Polk and Washburn counties is how few elections will be contested. In race after race, incumbents are not being challenged, and open seats have drawn only a single candidate. In seven contests, no candidate filed and write-in candidates will fill the

positions. And across the three counties, there are only two February primary contests. Candidates are still being selected in the 14 municipalities that make nominations at caucuses in January. The 2016 election is for all county board seats, a third of the seats on school boards and positions on village and city councils plus four town boards. There are 57 county board seats being filled and only 10 of those races are contested. Areawide, only four school boards out of 19 districts serving the area have contested elections. Nine cities and villages use nomination papers to place candidates on the ballot, and only three of the nine places will have contests. Across much of the three-county area, the only contest on April 5 will be the Wisconsin Supreme Court race.

Most county board supervisors, 37 of the 57, are running unopposed for reelection, including nine of 21 in Washburn County, nine of 15 in Polk County, and 19 of 21 in Burnett County. There are eight candidates running without opposition for open seats where the incumbents are retiring. And in Washburn County, there are two districts with no names on the ballot.  The only school board contests in the area are in Clear Lake, Unity, Webster, Spooner and Birchwood. The Spooner election involves a February primary. In contrast to those five contests, three area districts, St. Croix Falls, Luck and Rice Lake, have blank ballot spots that will be filled by write-ins.  The only contested municipal elections

so far are in St. Croix Falls and Dresser in Polk County and Shell Lake in Washburn County. The 14 January caucuses could add more contested elections.   The exception to the norm The city of Shell Lake in Washburn County is the exception to the quiet election story. Shell Lake residents will have a write-in contest in one ward where a single candidate filed for the two open seats and a primary in the other ward where five candidates filed for the two seats. In addition, the mayor is facing a challenger who is also on the ballot for one of the council seats. There is at least one story for the spring election.

Addition of Spooner Police Department’s K-9 close at hand Danielle Danford | Staff writer SPOONER - The addition of a K-9 officer on the Spooner Police Department could happen as soon as February according to Spooner Police Chief Jerry Christman. The news comes in light of the department’s getting approval for a new squad car during the regular monthly meeting of the Spooner City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 5. With the approved purchase of an additional squad car, a 2016 Dodge Charger, the department will be able to outfit the department’s other squad car to be the dedicated K-9 vehicle. Since June 2015 the department has been fundraising to cover the $33,000 cost to bring a K-9 onto the force. The new

squad purchase was budgeted for 2016 and offset by $8,000 in funds which were raised through the department’s K-9 campaign. The department plans to utilize a Labrador K-9 unit for drug detection, patrol work, missing or lost people and for public demonstrations. This is the first time the department will have a K-9 unit. Christman said officers plan to attend a K-9 training in St. Paul, Minn., in March and estimates that the K-9 could be delivered by February, in time for the training, but nothing has been promised. In other city council actions two amendments to the city code were approved. The first code amendment, unanimously approved by the council, had to do with the use of electric generators.

“The primary reason we are doing this is to ensure our utility workers are safe,” said Bill Marx, city administrator. He explained that when a power outage occurs an improperly hooked up generator can send power back into the city’s line, posing a serious risk for utility workers. The code amendment requires a permit for generator use on city utility lines and gives the city a means to enforce the requirement. “Right now we’ve asked the police to help on a couple of situations when we had no ordinance that they could actually do anything, and now we will,” said Marx. By unanimous consent the council directed city personnel to include information on the new code amendment in the next city utility bill to make sure all

Spooner residents would have notice of the change. Another situation that resulted in the need to amend a city code occurred about a month ago. Marx told the council that a person was trying to regulate traffic by posting a traffic sign on a city street sign. The police department came to Marx for help with the issue “and that’s when it was discovered there was no existing code for such an issue,” said Marx. The amended code prohibits the posting of signs in the right of way and gives the city means to enforce the ordinance. The council approved the code amendment on a unanimous voice vote.

Spooner School Board to select candidate for vacant seat Danielle Danford | Staff reporter SPOONER- The Spooner School Board convened in a special meeting on Monday evening, Jan. 11, to select the candidate who will fill the vacant seat on the board. The candidates for the open position were James Dienstl, Myles Macone, Nathaniel Melton, Chad Gibson and

William Skidmore. Due to meeting conflicts, the article detailing board’s ultimate candidate selection will be posted on the Washburn County Register ’s website, Regardless of who is appointed, that person will only hold the seat until April because all elected positions filled by appointment must be listed on the next elec-

tion ballot for the positions remaining term. This position has one year left in its term. Looking toward the coming election, there will be 10 candidates for two positions on the Spooner School Board. The second position is for current board member Robert Hoellen’s seat, as he did not file candidacy papers.

Because there are so many candidates, a primary election will be held in February to narrow the field of candidates to six. Those six candidates will be listed on the April election ballot. The two candidates with the most votes will get fullterm positions. The candidate with the third most votes will get the one-year term, the appointment.

“Mischaracterization” of faculty prompts response by school SPOONER - The Spooner Area School District Board of Education released the following statement: Members of the Board of Education wish to express concerns about some recent community members’ actions discrediting our school staff, superintendent and leadership team. In November, a group called Families United for Spooner Excellence released a video stating that our new staff were “bottom of the barrel,” “you get what you pay for” and “they aren’t able to be hired in other districts.” It is disappointing that any of our staff or leaders would have their personal or professional reputations tarnished within our community or through social media efforts. We appreciate the time and talent all of our staff dedicate to our students and our community. FUSE’s Jan. 4 press release, citing lack of confidence in leadership, places blame and sole responsibility on our district leader for decisions that have been made publicly and with much board discussion. The board works cooperatively with the superintendent and leadership team to accomplish goals and meet expectations. No decision is made in isolation and the board appreciates the diligence of our leadership team to provide us with

necessary information before we take action. Below, you’ll find a brief list of dates and meetings where board discussion occurred and board members voted on topics outlined by FUSE. Records of board votes and recordings of board meetings are available on the district’s website at If unfounded negativity continues, we are concerned it will affect retention of our highly dedicated and professional staff and result in no greater solutions for our situation. The board has more difficult decisions ahead. As individual diverse leaders in the community, we strive to do what we believe is in the best interest of moving forward. In response to levy SASD was 1 of 68 public school districts that over-levied their resident taxpayers from $1 to $379,332.00 in 2015. SASD was not fined or penalized for the over levy. A total of 116 public school districts underlevied their resident taxpayers from $1 to $12,808,141 in 2015. In response to attorney’s fees $78,878.76 has been spent on legal fees from July 2014 through December 2015. Some of the topics addressed include outdated or insufficient contracts with

vendors, bus contract, SAVE Academy, employee contracts and wage agreements, rewriting of employee handbook, records requests, compliance issues, outstanding liquidated damages of employees, board communications on legal matters, student pre-expulsion hearings, petition to expand the board, special education laws, alleged open meeting violations, organized pub-

lic assemblies on school property, etc. The district does not expect several items to be recurring expenses. For example, the legal fees associated with SAVE Academy were $17,086.50, or 22 percent, of the cost thus far. — from SASD



When President Obama was sworn into office, he pledged to defend the Constitution and see that the laws duly passed were faithfully executed. The Constitution established a separation of powers between legislative, executive and judicial branches. This was put in place by the founders to ensure that no one person or group would obtain excessive power and thus institute a tyranny. What we have seen the last seven years is Obama assuming more and more power. He has issued executive orders imposing what he wants despite the opposition of majorities in Congress and in

the general public. He has disregarded laws that the Congress has passed and he himself has signed by failing to enforce them or changing them on the fly. He has overstepped his powers as limited by the Constitution. An example of this is his attempt to bring terrorist prisoners of Gitmo to the U.S., despite laws passed earlier that state that this is prohibited. What people don’t realize is that Hillary Clinton is already promising to outdo Obama in issuing executive orders and in ignoring Constitutional limits. On Clinton’s website are listed areas she will act unilaterally if Congress won’t act to her

satisfaction. These include stricter gun control, immigration reform, campaign finance reform including disclosure of donors and restrictions on corporate inversions. Why not instead institute tax reform that allows U.S. corporations to fairly compete with foreign corporations? She will have executive bureaus impose these changes despite the fact that there are not laws to allow her to do this and, in fact, many laws prohibit these kinds of impositions by an all-powerful executive. In 2008, when campaigning for the presidency, Hillary made the following statements aimed at George Bush, “I

think you have to restore the checks and balances and the separation of powers which means reining in this presidency,” and “This administration’s unbridled ambition to transform the executive into an imperial presidency in an attempt to strengthen the office has weakened our nation.” What a hypocrite this woman is. Do we want another president like Obama that governs by diktat? We need someone with integrity that tells the truth. Hillary Clinton fails on both counts. James Lewis Shell Lake

Be careful of traps The story in the newspaper about the dog who lost part of its foot because of a trap brought back vivid memories of Christmas Day 2011 when we were snowshoeing on the Timberland Hills snowshoe trail in Barron County. Our dog, a Lab mix weighing 35 pounds, was happily running between Dale and me when she suddenly disappeared. We heard one yelp. We looked for her for, perhaps, three

minutes and found her caught in a metal small animal trap, technically called a conibear trap. With all of our adrenalineinduced strength the two of us could not open the jaws of the trap. We watched our family pet suffocate. During the terrible ordeal Dale stepped into another trap, which closed on his snowshoe. Nearby there was bait, meat and bones, which had probably lured our dog off the trail.

I am sharing this terrible story with the hope that no other family will experience the same thing. The legal trapping seasons for various animals run from Oct. 20 through April 30. Trapping is allowed on any public land and even along roads with just a 3-foot setback. Besides pets, children or adults could be badly injured if caught in a trap. There are newspaper articles in Wisconsin and Minnesota pa-

pers sharing other similar stories. In some cases the family pet has even been on a leash when caught in a trap set near a trail. Enjoy being outdoors, but be informed and be careful. Dale and Sandra Cardwell Shell Lake

FUSE champions for Spooner staff In response to the Friday, Jan. 8, Spooner Area School District Board of Education press release issued to all media outlets, staff and student families subscribed to the district newsletter, Families United for Spooner Excellence humbly submits the following: The SASD BOE alleged FUSE had mischaracterized district staff, “tarnishing their personal or professional reputations.” The SASD press release included misconstrued and misquoted statements as evidence for their allegations. The BOE release then offers a listing of board meetings, justification of district over levy and a legal expense defense.    FUSE agrees with the school board’s assertion that “the blame and sole responsibility on our district leader for decisions” is a shared responsibility.  FUSE appreciates the BOE’s acknowledgement and ownership for all decisions occurring in the Spooner School District. Their acceptance of responsibility is a welcome reassurance.   In November 2015, FUSE posted a video on the FUSE YouTube channel along with a link from the FUSE Facebook page. The

video was an interview conducted with a district parent expressing their personal concerns and grief arising from the significant number of staff departures from June 2014 through August 2015. The intent of the interview was to offer insight to the effects the departure of staff was having on district students and families. The statements quoted by the BOE press release were valid fears referencing the district’s hiring practices. The video was immediately removed when FUSE became aware that some district staff perceived the comments to be personal. We sincerely apologize for the misconception. It was not our intent to offend any of the hardworking teachers and staff employed by the SASD. We value the men and women who give tirelessly each day to educate and care for the students of the Spooner School District.    FUSE strives to promote quality education and effective leadership. This has largely been done anonymously. Many FUSE members give of their time and resources to support the Spooner School District.   Prior to the formation of FUSE, numer-

ous members, both past and present, volunteered in classrooms, volunteered in community youth organizations, entered a parade float heralding Spooner staff, distributed We Support Our Spooner Staff pencils during the rodeo parade and encouraged school and community spirit. Upon the formation of FUSE, many members assisted teachers in preparing for the new school year, donated funds for classroom needs, supplied welcome-back treats for staff in all three school buildings, continue to volunteer in classrooms and at school-sponsored events, applied to be on the citizen advisory committees, cooperated with the local business community to distribute appreciation gifts to staff and attended SASD committee meetings, special meetings and the regular monthly meeting. FUSE has sought ways to cooperate with the district administration and school board to identify and address district concerns.   These actions are listed to evidence FUSE’s endeavors to support the Spooner School District and staff while sincerely striving to promote the good governance of our school.

In the past, Spooner, as a community, has overcome many challenges; however, the turmoil in our school district this last 1-1/2 years has been too overwhelming to ignore. The current strife in our community is affecting more than teacher retention rates. Students are being affected in spite of the staff’s best efforts, businesses are suffering and friends and families are struggling to find common ground. FUSE members do not always agree with school board decisions, but they agree to disagree respectfully. Families United for Spooner Excellence would like to see all district residents extending respect to one another, showing good character and discussing differences of opinion in a mature manner.   We appreciate the opportunity to publicly address the community. FUSE members desire to be open and honest in our intentions and actions. If you have further questions, please email us at FUSE. Families United for Spooner Excellence Spooner

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Rice Lake Weighing Systems honored with Patriot Award

RICE LAKE – Mike Williams, chairman of the Wisconsin Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an agency of the Department of Defense, recently announced that Mark Johnson Jr., president of Rice Lake Weighing Systems, and Ben Fauske, technical support manager of Rice Lake Weighing Systems, were honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of one of their employees, Spc. Chris Lancaster, who serves in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. Chris Olson, ESGR area chair, presented the award at Rice Lake Weighing Systems in Rice Lake on Thursday, Jan. 7. According to Williams, “Mark Johnson Jr. and Ben Fauske were nominated for this prestigious national award by their employee Chris Lancaster, who is a member of the National Guard and assigned to the 950th Engineer Company in Superior, Wis. The Patriot Award is only presented to employers who not only hire Guard and Reserve members, but also demonstrate superior support to the military employee and his/her family. The National Guard and Reserve Forces are the cornerstone of our national defense. Mark Johnson Jr. and Ben Fauske provided outstanding support and cooperation and have exhibited a patriotic spirit which is reflected in the significance of being recipients of the Patriot Award.” “This is a great honor,” said Johnson. “It’s amazing what our National Guard does. I’d like to thank Chris Lancaster for serving our country. It means a lot to us at Rice Lake Weighing Systems.” As the 1.3 million members of the National Guard and Reserve continue to perform an increasing number of unique missions that require extraordinary actions on the part of everyday citizens, ESGR will continue to be the informational agency for the employers of citizen warriors. More information about ESGR employer out-

Rice Lake Weighing Systems recently received the Patriot Award. Shown (L to R): Mark Johnson, president of Rice Lake Weighing Systems; Ben Fauske, technical support manager of Rice Lake Weighing Systems; Chris Lancaster, Wisconsin Army National Guard and employee of Rice Lake Weighing Systems; and Chris Olson, area chair of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee.. — Photo submitted reach programs and volunteer opportunities is available at or by calling Chris Campbell of the Wisconsin ESGR Committee, at 608-242-3169 Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense agency established in 1972. The mission of ESGR is to gain and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of the law, and resolving conflicts through informal mediation. ESGR volunteers provide free education, consultation and, if

necessary, mediation for employers of Guard and Reserve employees. Rice Lake Weighing Systems is an international leader in the manufacture and distribution of weight-related products and process-control equipment. Within this ISO 9001 registered company, progressive new technologies merge with the wisdom of industry experience to create the future of weighing through cutting-edge research and design. — from ESGR

AREA NEWS AT A GLANCE STATEWIDE - Taxpayers can now access their 2015 Form 1099-G on the Wisconsin Department of Revenue website. This form provides information about your state tax refund, which you must include as income on your federal tax return if you itemize deductions. Taxpayers can view or print their Form 1099-G on the department’s secure and confidential website at  You can click on

the Individuals tab and go to 1099-G Lookup.  If you use a tax preparer, give the form to that person with the rest of your tax documents. The department will begin accepting state income tax returns electronically online beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19, the same day as the Internal Revenue Service. — from Wisconsin Department of Revenue •••


EAU CLAIRE - Gordy’s Market and Mega Co-op recently announced that they have reached an agreement that will allow each company to focus on their primary business. Under the new agreement, Mega Co-op grocery stores will become Gordy’s Markets and the Gordy’s Express convenience stores and fuel centers will become Mega Holidays. When this transaction is complete, Gordy’s will own and operate 24 grocery stores and Mega

Co-op will own and operate 33 convenience stores and fuel centers. While the companies will remain separate and independent, they plan to collaborate on future new locations and support each other with joint loyalty programs, including the Pump Perks and Gas Rewards Program. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype •••

Options for children who reside in the Shell Lake School District SHELL LAKE - The School District of Shell Lake offers a variety of educational options to children who reside in the district. The school’s mission is to maximize each student’s potential to compete in a global society by providing appropriate educational opportunities in a challenging, nurturing and secure atmosphere, through partnerships with family and community The district’s primary educational pathway and instructional program for students involves a progression from 4-year-old kindergarten through 12th grade, leading to a high school diploma. The district’s schools, and each school’s most recent state-assigned performance category are: Shell Lake Primary School,


SHELL LAKE – In the Jan. 6 edition of the Register, names of people who left us in 2015 were published. Unfortunately Catherine M. Frey’s name was overlooked in the listing for February. Apologies are extended to her family. ••• The Jan. 6 edition incorrectly recounted an accident that occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at approximately 1:31 p.m. involving Mark Fritz, 71, Trego. The report should have stated that Fritz, driving a 2007 Chevy Trailblazer, was merging northbound on Hwy. 53 in the Town of Spooner as Andrew Hitchcock, 22, Mason, was traveling northbound driving a 1992 Ford Explorer. As Fritz merged onto Hwy. 53 Hitchcock lost control of the vehicle he was driving on the slush covered road and sideswiped Fritz. No injuries were reported and both vehicles had moderate damage. 

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners Jan. 1 - $500 Bobbie Bailey, Shell Lake Jan. 4 - $35 Scott Meyers, Poplar Grove, Ill. Jan. 5 - $35 Ryan Furchtenicht, Sarona Jan. 6 - $35 Dorothy Lashmett, Shell Lake Jan. 7 - $35 Arda Davis, Sarona Jan. 8 - $35 Pam Bentz, Shell Lake

Schmitz’s Economart Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio


Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station

2015 Jan. 4 Jan. 5 Jan. 6 Jan. 7 Jan. 8 Jan. 9 Jan. 10

High Low Precip. 30 -2 -2 -17 -2 -12 6 -14 -1 -14 7 -6 4.4” snow 3 -9

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High Low Precip. 28 8 28 7 31 24 30 26 .6” snow 32 29 2.0” snow 33 12 12 -15

for early childhood through second grade; elementary school for third through sixth grade; and junior high/high school for grades 9-12. The district is not affiliated with any charter schools but is with Wisconsin Virtual School and the Washburn County Alternative School. Some of the specific education programs offered to eligible students who are enrolled in and attending the district’s schools include the following: • Early childhood special education for students who are at least 3 years old but not yet school age; • Special education for students with disabilities; • English language learner; • Gifted and talented education; • Career and technical education programs; • Individualized program and curriculum modifications; • Alternative education program(s); • At-risk education, i.e., for students identified as being at-risk of not graduating from high school; and • Summer school programming. The full version of the district’s most recent school and school district accountability reports, as issued by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction under section 115.385 of the state statutes, can be accessed via the following page on the Department of Public Education website: Educational options for students who are enrolled in the School District of Shell Lake that involve part-time attendance at an educational institution other than a school of the School District of Shell Lake include the following:

• The Course Options Program, which provides opportunities to apply for approval to take up to two courses at a time at another educational institution, is subject to state and local eligibility requirements, including the limitation that the courses must satisfy a high school graduation requirement; and includes certain district-approved dual credit opportunities that the district offers in conjunction with a partner institution of higher education. • The Youth Options Program, which provides opportunities to apply for approval to take courses at certain institutions of higher education; and is available only to students who are enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade. Additional educational options for children who reside in the district that involve full-time enrollment/attendance at a school, program, or other educational institution that is not a school or instrumentality of the School District of Shell Lake include the following: • High school students meeting certain age and other eligibility requirements may be permitted to attend a technical college or certain other programs for the purpose of completing a program leading to the student’s high school graduation or to a high school equivalency diploma. • Full-time open enrollment, involving physical attendance in a public school of a nonresident school district or attendance through a virtual charter school that is associated with a nonresident school district. • Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, a child with a disability who meets the program’s specific eligibility require-

Register memories 1956 – 60 Years Ago

• The little red schoolhouse, which had all but faded from the picture in Wisconsin education, would not be entirely forgotten in Washburn County. The Plain view schoolhouse, which was located on CTH B, five miles west of Shell Lake, was to be moved to the Washburn County Fairgrounds in Spooner where it would be put back in shape, complete with steeple and bell, and would get a fresh coat of paint. The structure was built in 1912. • Judy Henderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Henderson, Shell Lake, and a student at Shell Lake High School, sang in the alto section of the All-State Chorus, one of the highlights of the Midwinter Music Clinic held at the University of Wisconsin campus. • Members of the Washburn County Board were Dom Mecure, Carol H. Bemis, Delbert Marker, Ray Gevings, George Plahn, Frank Paffel, Fred Patchin, Earl Lund, Otto Schnagl, A.W. Fender, Orville Crotteau, A.E. Adams, Howard Trumbower, Donald Anderson, W.A. Porter Jr., Lawrence Neste, Edward Elliott, Albert Asp, Albert Slayton, L.B. Benson, Henry Miller, Amos Martinson, Emil Mann, Ray Falstad, Calvin Denninger, Arthur Brown, Harold Byrkit and Marvin Skille substituting for F.H. Tripp. • Earl Lund was taken sick suddenly and it was necessary for him to spend a few days in the local hospital.

1966 – 50 Years Ago

• Ray Shimek, home on furlough, would report back to Fort Sill, Okla. • Raymond Degner, Shell Lake, student at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, was initiated into membership to the Wisconsin chapter of Phi Kapa Phi, a national scholastic honor society. • Thirty-two members enjoyed a chicken dinner at the regular Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting held at

ments may apply to attend an eligible, participating private school under a scholarship awarded through the state’s Special Needs Scholarship Program, as established under section 115.7915 of the state statutes. • Enrollment in a private school of the family’s choosing at the family’s own cost, as applicable. •Enrollment in a home-based private educational program as provided under state law. Educational options for children who reside in the School District of Shell Lake but who are enrolled in and attending a private school or home-based private educational program include the following: • Such students have the opportunity to attend summer school classes/programs offered in the district. • Private school students in the high school grades have the opportunity to apply for approval to take up two courses per semester in a district school, pursuant to section 118.145(4) of the state statutes. • Students who are enrolled in a homebased private educational program have the opportunity to apply for approval to take up two courses per semester in public schools as provided under section 118.53; and participate in district interscholastic athletics and other district extracurricular activities as provided under section 118.133. For more information about any of the educational options listed, please contact the district’s main administrative office at 271 Hwy. 61 South, Shell Lake, WI 54871 or the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. — from SLSD

compiled by Suzanne Johnson the Redwood Café. • The January 1966 meeting of the Washburn County Board was the last time that the board would meet as a 32-member board. Under the new reapportionment program the board would be cut to 21 members with the election in April.

1976 – 40 Years Ago

• Beth Hansen and Brenda Melton participated in the Cooperative Office Occupational Program at Shell Lake High School. Throughout the school year they received on-the-job training, office skills and job duties required in the hospital field. • Shell Lake students who were members of the all-conference band were Tammy Aderman, David Moen, Greg Harr, Jeff Lindeman and Dave Schaefer. • Officers of the South Dewey 4-H Club were Rae Jean Rydberg, president; Curt Pederson, vice president; Shelly Lindemann, secretary; Carla Lindemann, reporter; Debbie Nebel, treasurer; Lee Thomas, junior vice president; Bill Loomis, junior secretary; Lori Minot, junior treasurer; and Ryan Rydberg sentinel. • Howard Klopp, Andy Klopp, Larry Parker, Don Switzenberg and Dave Peterson had a successful trout fishing trip to Clearwater Lake near Atikokan, Ontario.

1986 – 30 Years Ago

• Shell Lake State Bank took its first steps toward formation of a new onebank holding company. Arne Stovring, executive vice president, said it would allow the bank to offer additional services to depositors and would make it easier for stockholders to sell stock. • Mark Bruce, Shell Lake, was named general manager of the Vacation Properties Network office in Spooner. • William James was born Jan. 9 to Charles and Debbra Allen, Shell Lake. • Dr. Lyle Lauritsen, Frederic, whose

parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Lauritsen, former residents of South Dewey, would become the first chiropractor to be admitted to the staff at the Frederic Municipal Hospital.

1996 – 20 Years Ago

• Winners of the coloring contest held at the Shell Lake Public Library were Stephanie Hemshrot, Paige Haight, Kelsey Bennett, Tonya Haremza, Matthew Pesko and Kayla Zaloudek. • Jamie Talbert, resident assistant, was named Terraceview Living Center’s Employee of the Month. • Named Students of the Month at Shell Lake School were senior Trevor Krantz, junior Corey Bergeron, sophomore Todd Schrankel, freshman Kaley Walker, eighth-grader Mike Burns and seventh-grader Colleen Mock. • Jeff Naglosky’s second-place finish in the 103-pound division led Shell Lake at the Superior Invitational Wrestling Tournament.

2006 – 10 Years Ago

• The Shell Lake wrestling cheerleaders took first-place honors at the Interstate Classic Cheerleading Competition held at the St. Croix Falls High School. Squad members were Ashley Hillman, Desirae Karich, Kayla Hillman, Molly Schmidt, Kelsey Bitney and Amanda Haack. • A retirement party was held at Tony’s for Doug Bruner as he retired after 33-1/2 years working for the Washburn County Highway Department. • Fitness Unlimited in Shell Lake was offering specials on memberships in appreciation to their customers. • Grand-prize winner of the ice auger donated by Shell Lake Marine to the Shell Lake FFA ice-fishing contest was Jasmine Baker who caught a 14-1/4-pound northern on Bashaw Lake.


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SHELL LAKE – The Shell Lake School summer driver’s education program will be held June 13-17, and June 20-24, June 27-July 1, with July 6, 7 and 8 being makeup days. There will be two sections, 8-10 a.m. and 10 a.m.noon. The enrollment maximum for each session is 25 students. Students may begin to enroll during the week of Jan. 18. Older students, those already 15-1/2 or older, will be given priority during this registration period.  After Jan. 25 the remainder of the open spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.   The current fee is $275 per student, subject to change, and includes the six hours of driving and six hours of observation in order to fulfill the state requirements.  There are numerous private driving schools around that charge over $300 to provide the same service, and these all require travel outside of the school district, so, for nothing more than the convenience, the Shell Lake Schools driv-

er’s ed program is the better value for most of the students who attend or who reside in the Shell Lake School District. The driving is done either before or after school once the student has earned their permit. Students in eighth grade and up must make up required core (English, science, math and social studies) credits they failed before they receive their Driver Education Completion Certificate.  Students must attend every day for all 15 days of the summer classes.  If students miss any of the days (maximum of three days absences are allowed), they must make up their time during July 6, 7 and 8.  Failure to attend 15 class periods will result in the student being required to retake the course the following summer or elsewhere.  There are no exceptions, as the state of Wisconsin requires this.  Students will not be allowed to attend two sessions in one day, as a makeup. The school is providing this information now so you

can plan your vacation time accordingly. Students must be in attendance for the 15 days to be elligible to get their driver’s license. In order for your child to enroll in the summer driver’s education program, the school is requiring a signature from the student, and parent/legal guardian.  This signed form must be returned prior to the student being allowed to enroll in this class.  Your signature on this form indicates that you understand the above guidelines, and give permission to your son/daughter to participate in the 2016 summer driver’s education course.  Remember the student must attend 15 separate days of instruction in order to pass this course, and the program only has three scheduled makeup days. If you have any questions please call Bob Forsythe, driver’s ed instructor, at 715-468-7814, ext. 1123. — from Shell Lake Schools

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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS Wednesday, Jan. 13 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. Thursday, Jan. 14 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. • Open mic at The Dock Coffee.  Sign up at 6 p.m., performers 6:30-9 p.m.  The Dock is located at 218 Elm St. in Spooner.  Call Carol McDowall with questions 715416-0489. Saturday, Jan. 16 • Barronett/Shallow Lake ice-fishing contest 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Soup supper following the contest at the Barronett Community Center hosted by the civic club with games and raffles. Monday, Jan. 18 • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner.  • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m., at the lodge. Tuesday, Jan. 19 • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 8-9:30 a.m., Nick’s Family Restaurant, 122 Vine St., Spooner. For more information, call 715-635-4669. Wednesday, Jan. 20 • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 4 p.m., at the library. The public is welcome. • The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease program, 4-5:30 p.m., Cumberland Healthcare, 1110 7th Ave., Cumberland. This program explores the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that may require medical attention. Thursday, Jan. 21 & Friday, Jan. 22 • American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 6 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, at the Shell Lake United Methodist Church.


Thursday, Jan. 21 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting available. Saturday, Jan. 23 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. • SHINE!, 2 and 4 p.m., Erika Quam Memorial Theatre, Shell Lake. • Indianhead Writers meeting, 1 p.m., at Northwind Book & Fiber, Spooner. Anyone interested in writing is welcome to attend. For more information, call Mary at 715-468-2604. Wednesday, Jan. 27 • Free community supper,  4-6 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner. Thursday, Jan. 28 • 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. Saturday, Jan. 30 • Art of Film series, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” 7 p.m., Shell Lake Arts Center.


Monday, Feb. 1 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. Thursday, Feb. 4 • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Call 715-520-7999. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted. Tuesday, Feb. 9 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m.

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. Thursday, Feb. 11  • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. 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. Monday, Feb. 15 • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner.  • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m., at the lodge. Tuesday, Feb. 16 • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 8-9:30 a.m. For more information, call 715-6354669. 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.


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ACCIDENT REPORT On Thursday, Dec. 24, at approximately 11:41 p.m., Terrence Boswell, 43, Hayward, was westbound on Hwy. 77 a mile from Cedar Creek Fire Lane in the Town of Frog Creek, when he failed to navigate a curve in the road. The 2010 Ford Fusion Boswell was driving spun out and entered the ditch. Boswell had no injuries and left the vehicle before law enforcement arrived on scene. The vehicle  had minor damage to the front, front driver side and was towed. Boswell was cited for operating a vehicle without insurance, failure to notify police of an accident and open intoxicants in the vehicle. On Tuesday, Dec. 29, at approximately 6 a.m., Jason Armstead, 19, Spooner, was westbound on CTH E just east of Blackburn Road in the Town of Casey when he lost control of the 1985 Dodge D-50 Royal pickup truck on the snow-covered road. The truck fishtailed before entering the northbound ditch and rolled onto its driver’s side before coming to a rest. No injuries were reported. The vehicle had minor damage to the front, middle and rear driver side. The truck was towed due to a strong smell of gasoline. On Tuesday, Dec. 29, at approximately 10:49, Jordan Hill, 17, Shell Lake, was northbound on Hwy. 63 just north of Short Road in the city of Shell Lake when he hit a deer with the 2004 Ford Escape he was driving. No injuries were reported. The vehicle had moderate damage to the front and front driver side. On Thursday, Dec. 31, at approximately 9:30 p.m.,  Graciela Maizonet, 57, Oak Creek, backed the 2004 Sierra GMC she was driving from where it was parked at the Lincolnwood Resort and Bar into a 2012 Nissan Frontier. The three passengers in the GMC with Maizonet told her she hit a dumpster so they left the scene. The 2012 Nissan belonged to Kimberlee Knudson, 49, Roberts. Knudson reported the accident because her vehicle had moderate damage to the rear passenger side

and rear. On Friday, Jan. 1, at approximately 5:53 p.m., Donald Stanley, 44, Baraboo, was southbound on Hwy. 53 near Cranberry Drive in the Town of Beaver Brook when he hit a patch of ice that caused him to crash his 2004 Honda Odyessy in the ditch. No injuries were reported. The vehicle was removed from the ditch but both passenger tires were flat. On Saturday, Jan. 2, at approximately 5 p.m., George Cusick, 68, Shell Lake, was eastbound on CTH D just east of Ripley Spur Road in the Town of Sarona when he hit a deer. No injuries were reported and no damage information was provided for the 2004 Ford Explorer Cusick was driving. On Saturday, Jan. 2, at approximately 7:10 p.m., a one-vehicle slide-in at the median near Hwy. 53 and Cranberry Drive in the Town of Beaver Brook was reported. The vehicle was a Chrysler New Yorker registered to Deanne Flesner, Camp Point, Ill. Due to computer issues, law enforcement were unable to get a return on the vehicle or the driver. The vehicle was removed from the median by a tow truck. On Monday, Jan. 4, at approximately 8:27 a.m., a vehicle in the ditch on Sand Road about one mile west of the city of Shell Lake was reported. The vehicle was a 2000 Dodge Neon registered to Curtis Skluzacek, 51, Shell Lake. The vehicle was towed from the ditch. On Tuesday, Jan. 5, at approximately 11 a.m., Cesar Contento, 27, Baldwin, was northbound on South Heart Lake Road in the Town of Barronett when he braked the 1999 Honda CRV he was driving as he approached the stop sign for the intersection of Heart Lake Road. The vehicle slid through the intersection, slid off the roadway and came to a rest on its side. No injuries were reported. The vehicle had severe damage to the top, front, middle and driver side and was towed.

On Tuesday, Jan. 5, at approximately 11:19 p.m., Jessica Bauer, 23, Webster, was westbound Hwy. 70 in the Town of Evergreen when she hit a deer with the 2001 Ford Fusion she was driving. No injuries were reported. The vehicle had moderate damage to the front end and was removed from the ditch with the help of her father. On Thursday, Jan. 7, at approximately 4:44 p.m., a track hoe that was tipped over in the ditch along CTH O  just north of CTH B in the city of Spooner was reported. The equipment’s owner, Shannon Roberts, 37, stated that it had slid off the side of a trailer because of ice. A second track hoe was brought in to upright the tipped-over one. On Friday, Jan. 8, at approximately 5:53 a.m., Douglas Wegner, 62, Cable, was driving on Hwy. 77 west of CTH G in the Town of Frog Creek when the 2007 Honda he was driving went into the ditch. No injuries were reported and the vehicle was towed from the ditch. On Friday, Jan. 8, at approximately 8:21 a.m., Andrew Olson, 24, Trego, was northbound on Hwy. 53 south of Cranberry Marsh Road in the Town of Beaver Brook when he lost control of the 2004 Pontiac Grand Am he was driving and slid into the ditch. No injuries were reported and the vehicle was towed from the ditch. On Friday, Jan. 8, at approximately 8:40 a.m., Stephen Foster, 48, Oakdale, Minn., reported that his 2000 GMC truck had been damaged overnight while parked by his apartment. Since the apartment parking lot is so close to Hwy. 53 it is believed that a semitruck tire, which was found in front of Foster’s apartment door, flew off a passing semi. The tire hit Foster’s truck and the apartment building causing damage to both. — Danielle Danford with information from the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office

Blood drive to be held in Shell Lake SHELL LAKE - Many people want to give back to the community, but may not have a lot of time to volunteer. The American Red Cross reminds eligible individuals that in only about an hour, volunteer blood donors can help save lives and feel instant gratification. Blood is a perishable product that can only come from generous volunteers. By donating blood, individuals can make a difference in the lives of patients in their community and throughout the nation. An opportunity to donate blood locally is Thursday, Jan. 21, from noon to 6 p.m., and Friday, Jan. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Shell

Lake. To donate, simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 800RED CROSS (800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet

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


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Farm show to be held in Rice Lake RICE LAKE - The 25th-anniversary Rice Lake Farm Show will be held at the Cedar Mall on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and Wednesday, Jan. 20. The theme of the show is, Success in farming begins here! Some 50 major manufacturers and distributors of farm equipment and products will be present. They will be showing new items for the spring planting season ahead.

Lakeview Medical Center and Mayo Clinic will offer free health sessions. The area’s Hungry Hollow Steam and Gas Engine Club will display antique farm implements. Martha Herbert of Creature Encounters will do two shows daily at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. featuring live animals from around the world. Mutual of Omaha has honored

Herbert, a wildlife educator, for her presentations to school and adult audiences. The Rice Lake Farm Show is produced by North Country Enterprises of Wisconsin. For further information, check out the website,, or call 715-289-4632. — from RLFS

Kindermusik party and open house planned SPOONER - A Kindermusik party and a new classroom open house is set for Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Spooner Elementary School music room, Room 118. Toddlers and preschoolers will meet from 9-10 a.m. and kindergarten through first grade meet from 10:30-11:30 a.m. During the open house, experience Kindermusik class in a mixed-age setting for families with children from toddler and up. Enjoy some treats and visit with other Kindermusik families. Research proves that Kindermusik works. Check out the research for yourself at 4 Benefits of Kindermusik at There you’ll find research summaries and papers on how Kindermusik can benefit your child. Kindermusik parent-child classes through Spooner Community Ed begin Monday, Feb. 1, and include: Wiggle & Grow for toddlers and their parents: 9-9:45 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, Room 110. Class fee includes a home kit of musical and reading materials the whole family can engage with to inspire imagination and musical curiosity. Laugh & Learn for preschoolers and parents: 10-10:45 a.m., same as above.

ABC Music & Me: Move & Groove, for ages kindergarten and first grade, Mondays at Spooner Elementary After-School Clubs, 3:07-5:30 p.m. This weekly class builds a foundation for music education by introducing children to music vocabulary, premusic reading and more complex music concepts as well as fun, guided ensemble-style opportunities for vocal exploration, movement and instrument play. A Kindermusik home kit as noted above also comes with a minor fee. Individual piano lessons, beginning and intermediate, will be offered in half-hour time slots between 3:10-8:10 p.m., Fridays, Jan. 22 through June 3, at Spooner Middle School piano room. All welcome, ages kindergarten through eighth grade. Children will gain music theory and techniques plus two yearly recital performance experiences. For more information on other Spooner Area Community Education opportunities, contact Karen Collins, community education coordinator, at 715-635-0243, or email Class additions are made when a leader steps forward. Check back often.

Class information Preregistration is necessary for all classes and events. Many classes fill quickly. Sessions will be canceled if sufficient enrollment is not received; such fees will be fully refunded. Avoid disappointment of class cancellations, register early and invite a friend or two to register with you. Assume you are in class and it will be held at the time and place indicated. When classes are canceled at Spooner Area School District due to inclement weather, all day and evening community ed classes and activities are canceled. SACE assumes no responsibility for reaching those who do not provide a daytime email address or telephone number. All SACE classes are self-funded and depend on enrollment to cover the cost of instructors. When registering for a class you agree to pay the fee whether or not you attend. They count on your registration to meet minimum enrollments. If the school office cancels a class, a full refund will be processed and sent within four weeks. — from SACE

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ow are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions? If you haven’t decided on a resolution yet, allow me to suggest a few great ideas.  These ideas are simple and if you’re ambitious, pick several. Aside from the usual preaching about reducing, reusing and recycling, which of course is the root of all things good, purposely make an effort to try a few new ones this year. Environmental problems are caused by billions of small, unthinking actions. These problems can be cured by billions of small, sensible actions, simple substitutions of environmentally conscious habits for thoughtless and wasteful ones.  It’s really not that hard at all.  All you need is to have some compassion for the environment. Try to drive the most gas-efficient car you can find.  Button up your house by caulking, adding weather stripping and plastic to windows, and adding more insulation. Drastically cut water consumption by installing a low-flow shower head, it delivers not a wimpy drip but an invigorating shower, with half

Earth Notes Jen Barton the water. You can also put in faucet aerators to save hot water in bathroom and kitchen sinks. Replace old incandescent lightbulbs with compact fluorescent lightbulbs or better yet, LEDs; that’s a big one.  Don’t landfill your kitchen scraps, resolve to start a compost pile next spring and watch your garden grow. Carefully choose to not litter in any way or any time.  If you’re physically able, walk or ride your bike to your destination if it’s not too far. That not only gives the

environment a break, but helps your heart as well. Be diligent about turning off lights, TVs and radios when not in use.  Please also think about what you throw away. There are people who would love your garbage. I see it every day; find an outlet for things that are no longer useful to you. It takes a little more energy than throwing in the garbage but resources are saved and it will also make someone else’s day. Try the Freecycle groups on Facebook, as well as other groups. Every day, people are begging to get rid of their stuff and you never know, you may need exactly what they are trying to get rid of. There are also thrift stores, ReStores, and the tried-and-true way of just putting up a sign or putting your items in your yard with a free sign. It works. Just ask my neighbors - I do it all the time! Keep up the good work; contact me with questions, comments or concerns. I would love to hear from you. If you have an environmental resolution you’d like to share please email Jen at or call the recycling office with any questions at 715-635-2197. 

Memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease to be discussed Alzheimer’s Association family programs are open to all at no charge

CUMBERLAND - The Alzheimer’s Association announces available education programs for those who have questions about Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.  There is no charge to attend.  These workshops are open to families and caregivers and presented by Alzheimer’s Association staff and trained representatives.

Registration is not required. These programs are made possible, in part, by funds raised through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®.  The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20, 4-5:30 p.m. at Cumberland Healthcare, 1110 7th Ave., Cumberland. This program explores the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that may require medical attention. The Alzheimer’s Association is a national nonprofit

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SPOONER - Flashing lights on emergency vehicles are designed to get your attention while driving and prompt decisive actions. By reacting calmly and correctly in the following situations, you can help prevent serious problems. When you see warning lights flashing on a law enforcement vehicle, ambulance, fire truck, tow truck, highway maintenance vehicle or utility vehicle that is stopped on the side of a road, you are required to move over or at least slow down. “Under the state’s Move Over Law, if you can safely switch lanes on interstate highways and other divided roads with multiple directional lanes, you must vacate

the lane closest to the stopped law enforcement or other emergency vehicle,” says Wisconsin State Patrol Capt. Gerald Voight of the Northwest Region. “If the road has a single directional lane or you can’t safely move over because of traffic, you must reduce your speed until safely past the vehicle.” A citation for a Move Over Law violation costs $263.50 with three demerit points added to your driver’s license. “Our officers and others working on the sides of highways are in danger of being hit while inside or outside their vehicles by out-of-control or speeding vehicles that did not move over,” Voight says. “By obeying the Move Over Law, drivers can protect themselves, their passengers, our officers and others who work on highways from serious injuries and deaths.” Drivers also may encounter emergency vehicles, such as law enforcement squad cars, ambulances and fire trucks, approaching with their warning lights and si-

rens activated. According to state law, drivers must then yield the right of way and drive immediately “to a position as near as possible and parallel to the right curb or the right-hand edge of the shoulder of the roadway clear of any intersection.” Unless directed otherwise by a law enforcement officer, the driver of the vehicle shall stop and remain stopped until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed. A violation of this law costs $326.50 with four points added to the driver’s license. “While making traffic stops on divided highways, our officers see many motorists move to the left and stop on the median shoulder instead of pulling over on the right shoulder,” Voight says. “Stopping on the median shoulder instead of the shoulder on the right is dangerous for both the motorist and the officer.” — from WisSP  


Be cautious on the lake in winter Sharon Tarr | Special to the Register SHELL LAKE - Among the local history books sold by Washburn County Historical Society is a little gem, “The Story of Shell Lake,” written in 1961 by Albert L. Stouffer, a pioneer settler of Shell Lake. It tells a fascinating account of the first 75 years of the little town on the big lake. The book is a great reference for life, labor and lore in early Shell Lake. To illustrate Stouffer’s book’s contents, I have chosen this story that follows, as Shell Lake history and as a timely warning to anyone who might go out onto the lake in the coming months. In the first chapter, The Lore of the Lake, Stouffer noted that there had only been a few drownings in Shell Lake in the early days. Then, “On the eve of Dec. 15, 1923, tragedy struck again. It was a fine winter evening. The ice was smooth and about 6 inches thick, so no apprehension was felt by the many skaters, young and old, who were enjoying the sport, which was at that time much more popular than now. Suddenly we heard a cry for help, coming from the vicinity of P.N. Burg’s summer home (where the first Tiptown restaurant was later located), and there was so much despair and fear in the cry that I can still hear it after all of these years. “Everyone started toward the cry, and what we found when we got there was totally unexpected. A large crack had developed and opened to expose a pool of water several rods wide. The first skaters to arrive had nearly all slid into the water. “Herbert Nieman and Mrs. Ward Winton had been skating together and went into the hole. Mrs. Winton never came up alive, and Nieman, who had called for help, was so exhausted and numb from

Winton’s body was recovered from the water, which was about 30-feet deep at that point. A grapple, furnished by Earl Lund and operated by Earl Reinhart and Dwight Wynne, caught in the victim’s clothing on the first try, but all attempts to revive her failed. Attorney Winton was in Hayward at the time on legal business, was notified by telephone, and a car was sent for him at once. Clayton Slack, who was in business here in Shell Lake at the time, and who had received the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism in World War I, took a prominent part in the recovery of the body.”

the cold that he was unable to help in his own rescue. A human lifeline, consisting of Steve Hoar Jr., Dwight Wynne, Matt Bergin, Harley Tozer and William Lutz, was formed, and their combined efforts finally pulled Nieman to safety. Dr. I.C. Crowell also went in and was rescued by another lifeline composed of H.S. Benson, Frank Conselman, and your writer, Albert L. Stouffer. Later, Henry Sagert, who had been seining whitefish west of the scene, walked into the hole near the shore but managed to get out without help, furnishing the only bit of comedy of the occasion, when he came out with his pipe still in his mouth! “It was about an hour later before Mrs.

About some of the people mentioned in the story Mathilda Greve Winton, the woman who died in the above story, was born in 1895 in Wall Lake, Iowa, but her family moved to Oregon when she was a small girl. She is buried at Coos Bay, Ore. Mathilda and Ward Winton married in 1918 and were the parents of Warren Winton. Warren was only about 3 years old when his mother died. Some years later Ward Winton married Julia Donnally of Shell Lake. Later in his career, Ward Winton became the Washburn County Judge, as did his son, Warren, in his time. Ward Winton was also the founder and first president of Washburn County Historical Society. Matt Bergin, one of the rescuers, was the brother of the late Francis Bergin who was killed in action in October 1918. The Bergin-Nieman American Legion Post 225 of Shell Lake is named for Francis Bergin and another World War I soldier, Paul Nieman, who was wounded in battle and died just three days before the war ended

on Nov. 11, 1918. Herbert Nieman, who fell through the ice with Mrs. Winton, was Paul Nieman’s older brother. Herbert also fought in World War I. The Bergin brothers were the uncles of Ellis Axon, who may have been the winningest coach – baseball, basketball and football – at Shell Lake High School; his career began in the 1940s and spanned some 30-plus years. Frank Conselman was the owner of the Shell Lake Boat Factory at the time of the drowning. He had purchased and revitalized the boat factory in 1912 after it had been idle for some years. In 1933, he sold the business to Russell D. Stouffer, the brother of Albert Stouffer, the author of “The History of Shell Lake,” and G.C. “Cleve” Benson, the brother of H.S. Benson, another of the human lifeline rescuers. Harney S. Benson ran the Benson Mercantile in Shell Lake. William Lutz was a Shell Lake businessman. He and his wife, Eva, were the parents of five children, including Charles Lutz who still lives in Shell Lake. Charles is a well-known Shell Lake entrepreneur, auctioneer and the originator of radio stations WCSW/WGMO. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources advises to watch for clear ice, rather than snow covered, since it should be stronger. Take along a cell phone in a plastic bag. Do not go alone, and be sure to tell someone where you are going and when you expect to be back. Go to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website,, for more safety tips to make your trip out onto the ice a good one.

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In the ongoing Packer-Viking rivalry between Peggy Crawford and Renae Klobertanz, it was Crawford who was all smiles and Klobertanz who was forced to wear the Viking T-shirt as the Vikings beat the Packers, 20-13, for the game and the title of NFC Champions on Sunday, Jan. 3. In the past seven years, Crawford has had to wear the Packer T-shirt 11 times and Klobertanz the Viking T-shirt five times. — Photo by Larry Samson

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“Star Wars”and other movies tar Wars: The Force Awakens,” from a galaxy with “Joy” the cuts were shown rather than the actual “S far, far away, entered area theaters in Decemfilm. If you want to see the movie, I would suggest just Beyond the ber. When Star Wars movies, created by George Lucas, watching the commercial or trailer. It is more interestcame on the scene in 1977, I didn’t get caught up in the ing. frenzy. Even though today I enjoy watching movies Another disappointing film I saw in December was office door with Harrison Ford, his return role as Han Solo hasn’t “Love the Coopers.” After seeing Diane Keaton in the forced me to go see the movie. I’m not saying people should avoid “Star Wars.” I’m just saying that when Milt asked me if I wanted to go to “Star Wars” with him, I declined. Instead I spent the afternoon preparing for the holiday season. I even took the time to stop and visit my sister, Konnie, as she was busy baking Christmas cookies. Christmas Day 2015, Milt and I did go see the movie “Joy.” This movie is a biographical film about Joy Mangano who developed the Miracle Mop. I was hoping this movie would be encouraging and inspiring. Instead I questioned whether actor Robert DeNiro read the script before he showed up to play the part of Joy’s father, Rudy Mangano. A sleeper hit is a term

Suzanne Johnson used in the entertainment industry for a film that plays successfully for a long period and becomes a big success, despite having relatively little promotion or lacking a successful opening. When viewing “Joy,” it wasn’t a sleeper hit but rather a time for sleeping. I felt myself nod off a few times during the movie and would chastise myself that I was paying to view this film therefore I needed to stay awake. After movies are filmed they are edited. I can’t help but think that

2005 “The Family Stone” I was hoping she would have a more positive role as a mother to adult children during the Christmas season in this 2015 movie. “Love the Coopers” was titled “Christmas with the Coopers” in Ireland and the UK. I’m glad they dropped the word Christmas for the word Love since the character played by Olivia Wilde did a good job of mocking Christians and their belief in Jesus’ birth. I didn’t intend to be a movie critic when I started writing this column. Here’s hoping that 2016 will find Hollywood coming up with a few movies that the entire family can enjoy. And for you Star Wars fans, there will be more adventures coming your way.

The side of the road


ne of the things I enjoy most about the house where I live is that it is on a street where there is a moderate amount of traffic. In daylight hours and into the evening there is the hum and rumble of cars and trucks passing by. The heavier vehicles may affect the foundation of the house and shake and rattle, and are probably a source of some displeasure for many people. For me, it is a pleasure to live, not exactly in peace and quiet, but in a place familiar to me and rather comforting. The place where I grew up was a small town in Illinois and our house was beside a highway. Traffic noise was a part of my infancy and childhood. When I lived in the country, the road near our farm would have four or five cars passing on a typical day. Now I revel in the sounds by the side of the road. I am at home again. Some time ago, I wrote an essay about being comfortable with traffic sounds and I wrote something about remembering a poem called, “The House by the Side of the Road.” Someone kindly sent me a copy of the poem. It was written by Sam Walter Foss. The first verse sums up the theme very well but is in five verses. “There are hermit souls that live withdrawn In the place of self-content: There are souls like stars, that dwell apart, In a fellowless firmament; There are pioneer souls that blaze their path Where highways never ran — But let me live in a house by the side of the road And be a friend to man.”

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Old wife’s tales Mary B. Olsen The poet is writing to inspire people to have goals and try to reach them. It is applause for the achievers, the people who keep going when the road is rough. The reader certainly can be inspired by the message. It is an American message, not often seen in this day and age. This poet, Sam Walter Foss, was born June 19, 1858, in a farmhouse in rural Gambia, N.H. His mother passed away when he was 4 years old. The family farm may still be in existence. A picture of the house shows a typical farmhouse with ample upstairs bedrooms to accommodate a farm family at that time. Sam went to school irregularly, most likely in one of those one-room schoolhouses, but went on to graduate from Brown University, in 1882. He became a librarian in the Somerville, Mass., Public Library. He loved books, and certainly had a way with words. He must have worked hard on the farm and probably knew how to keep on working when it must be done.

This was the time of the newspaper poet. In every city and town, several newspapers with definite political views wanted to attract readers in any way possible. One way was to feature stories and poems. The editorials were to attract the men and the features, like the poems, were for the women. Poets like Eugene Field and James Whitcomb Riley produced poems to the delight of the women, children and the men. Sam Walter Foss was one of those poets. They wrote what could be called the common-man kind of poetry. Their ideals were the simple, old-fashioned kind. Remember the past, love God, love country, work hard and prosper. Foss married a preacher’s daughter and they had two children. He wrote a poem every day for the newspapers. Some were collected in five volumes published from 1892 to 1907. He passed away Feb. 26, 1911. “The House by the Side of the Road” is probably his most remembered poem. The opening lines from his poem, “The Coming American,” are nearly as famous. “Bring me men to match my mountains Bring me men to match my plains Men with empires in their purpose And new eras in their brains.” These words were inscribed on a granite wall at the United States Air Force Academy to inspire cadets and officers. They opened their enrollment to women and in 2003 the inscription was removed. They have that inscription at Epcot Center in Orlando, Fla., and it can still be seen on a sports trophy.

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SPOONER - The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group will be held at Nick’s Family Restaurant, 122 Vine St., Spooner. The group will meet for coffee and breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 19, from 8-9:30 a.m. For more information, call 715-635-4669 or 715-9391151 or email — from Lakeland Family Resource Center

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Becky Connell, statewide director of SaintA treatment foster care, presented information about treatment foster care, how to become a foster parent and local needs for foster parents on Thursday, Jan. 7, at Lakeland Family Resource Center in Spooner. Shown (L to R): Judy Schnacky, Lakeland Family Resource Center; Becky Connell, Marjorie Ruid, retired 42-year foster parent; and Nicole Johnson-Weltzin, SaintA treatment foster care specialist in Spooner. — Photo by Danielle Danford



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Jack Frost Fest 2016 New this year at Jack Frost was the fat bike race that started at the Veterans Memorial Park and wound around City Park and ended back at Veterans Park. Shown ( L to R) were some of the many racers: Dede Myers, Kevin Myers, Jerry Wright and Russ Tripp.

Photos by Larry Samson Friends of the Spooner Hatchery, F.I.S.H., sponsored a warmup tent where children could get out of the cold and have the opportunity to make their own jigging rod. Shown (L to R): Ruthe Batulis, F.I.S.H. president; Brett Kossberg, Travis Johnson and Larry Damman, vice president of F.I.S.H.

Rick Steitz poses with his 1968 Super 370 Ski-Doo. It has the original Rotax engine that is unique to Ski-Doo snowmobiles. The antique snowmobile show is a favorite for many festival-goers as a way to see the old machines from the golden years of snowmobiling.

Ellison Brown and Rachel Morlock are enjoying a game of ice shuffleboard, kind of like curling without the brooms. RIGHT: Jonathan Strunk, far right, is trying his hand at turkey bowling; it should be noted that no turkeys were hurt in the game.

Brent Ringlien poses with his 1970 292 TNT Black Dot Ski-Doo. As a young man, he wanted this special edition snowmobile so when he came across this snowmobile several years ago he could not pass it up.

Bri Mattson of Spooner is enjoying a fast-growing sport. With the fat bikes, riders can enjoy their sport yearround. There are 17 acres of trails in the Spooner area maintained by the Wildcat Mountain Bike Club.



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Two wins for the week

Dani Dewitt takes on the Cumberland defender Hannah Kupferschmidt as she goes up for the layup. Dewitt had seven points for the game.

Emma Salquist on a drive to the basket. The Spooner freshman was the high scorer for the game with 13 points as Spooner defeated Cumberland, 44-36 on Friday, Jan. 8, in a home game. Spooner triumphed over Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 44-40 on Tuesday, Jan. 5, in Chetek.

Photos by Larry Samson

Spooner senior Meagan Vander Heyden drives the basket for two points. It was a good night for Vander Heyden as she had nine points for the game and several blocks on defense.


SCHEDULE Boys basketball

Friday, Jan. 15: Doubleheader versus Unity, 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19: Doubleheader versus Birchwood, 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26: Doubleheader at Clayton, 5:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29: Doubleheader at Clear Lake, 5:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 2: Doubleheader at Northwood, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5: Doubleheader at Prairie Farm, 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9: Doubleheader at Frederic, 7:15 p.m. 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.

Natasha Chastek with a layup against Cumberland defender Adreanna Johnson. Chastek put five points up on the board for Spooner.

Girls basketball

Friday, Jan. 15: Doubleheader versus Unity, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19: Doubleheader versus Birchwood, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22: At Drummond, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26: Doubleheader at Clayton, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29: Doubleheader at Clear Lake, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2: Doubleheader at Northwood, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5: Doubleheader at Prairie Farm, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9: Doubleheader at Frederic, 5:45 p.m.

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.

Wrestling Thursday Jan. 14: At Northwood, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16: At Ladysmith, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21: At Cameron, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23: Shell Lake Invitational, 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28: Flambeau at Shell Lake, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6: Conference at Cameron, 10 a.m.



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Still looking for their first win

Luke Pokorny is surrounded by Lake Holcombe defenders on this jump shot.

Evan Hungerbuhler goes up and over the Lake Holcombe defender on this shot. Shell Lake lost to Lake Holcombe on Tuesday, Jan. 5, in a nonconference game.

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Point guard Tyler Rognholt brings the ball downcourt.

Sean Heckel with a jump shot against the defenders.

Icemen see ice action Northwest Icemen traveled to Baldwin, Park Falls; face Fox Cities at home

BALDWIN/PARK FALLS/BARRON Northwest Icemen varsity and JV members traveled to Baldwin on Tuesday, Jan. 5, to face the Hawks. In the first game the Icemen ended up losing by a score of 4-1. The majority of the game was much closer than the score indicated, with the teams tied at 1 heading into the third period before Baldwin took the lead and ended up scoring a couple of empty-net goals with the Icemen goaltender pulled for the extra skater. “From the coaching perspective it was a good game by both sides, good effort by all the Icemen that played, it was just the case of a simple mistake late in the game that resulted in the loss.  We were

very happy with the overall effort!” In the second game, the varsity contest, the game was over for all intense and purposes halfway through the first period. Baldwin defeated the Icemen 8-2 but realistically the game wasn’t that close, if it wasn’t for brilliant goaltending by the Icemen’s Trevor Brimblecom the score easily could have been double. “From the coaching perspective we have really struggled with Tuesday games the past couple of years.  Other than our solid goaltending, it has been great all season, we only had a couple of players show up mentally ready to play.  On most nights, from most of our team the effort, the good solid physical play, is there but when we don’t show up with our thinking caps on we collectively are quickly outmatched against good teams and allow teams with less than our ability to stay in and at times steal victories from our win column.” The short-staffed Neorthwest Icemen

varsity team traveled to Park Falls on Friday, Jan. 8. The Icemen have caught the mid-season injury and illness bugs that find five skaters unable to play.  The team responded well to the short roster and long bus ride, besting Park Falls 9-3.  From the coaches perspective, “The team, on positive, started the game and each period strong but fell victim to their successes created by hard work and slowly began cheating the effort against a team we took the play to, dominated for most of the game.” The Icemen varsity arrived home late Friday night to face a tough Fox Cities team that was waiting for them at the home rink in Barron after playing EC North at the Barron rink the day before.  Fox Cities was probably the strongest competition the team has faced this season. They skated three or four very strong lines, five good defensemen and enjoyed good goaltending as well.  They

were well-coached and very good in every area of the ice along with specialties teams. The Icemen dropped the game 6-2.  The tired and depleted Icemen for the most part skated with good effort but they made too many tired, mental mistakes that ended up costing them goals. The Northwest Icemen JV played Fox Cities at home in Barron on Saturday, Jan. 9.  The team played hard and disciplined but got down early in the contest, 3-1. The team battled back to tie the score at 3 before giving up a late goal in the third to lose the game 4-3.  The game was an excellent learning experience of hard work paying dividends and also the need to play every shift to the best of your ability until the whistle blows or the horn sounds to end the game. — from NW Icemen  



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Big win over Lake Holcombe LEFT: Cassidy Schroeder is fouled as she goes up for a shot, not by one defender but by two. She had a good game, putting seven points on the scoreboard.

Ashlea Meister with a jump shot against the Lake Holcombe defenders. She had 12 points for the game.

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Heidi Steines with a jump shot for two points. By the end of the game she had eight points on the board, a season high for her.

Sheri Clark drives the basket for two points. All of her 14 points were earned under the basket. Shell Lake defeated Lake Holcombe, 51-38, before their home crowd in a nonconference game on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Shell Lake wins two at tri meet

Ben Frey pins his Wolf Pack opponent in the 160-pound weight class. Shell Lake went on to beat the Cornell/Lake Holcombe/Gilman Wolf Pack 48-23 in a dual meet on Thursday, Jan. 7, hosted by Shell Lake. Dominic Hopke with a takedown and pin of his Bruce opponent, Alex Gehrt, in the 152-pound weight class. Hopke is having his best year placing at the tournaments.

Photos by Larry Samson Bob Bontekoe pins Bruce wrestler Spencer Keeble in the 132-pound weight class as Shell Lake beat Bruce 48-17 in a dual meet on Thursday, Jan. 7. Shell Lake hosted a tri meet as the smaller schools have a difficult time filling the weight classes.

Cory Kidder pins his Wolf Pack opponent Wyatt Willmarth, in the 106-pound weight class.

Dolly Berg turns 100 Maple Ridge Care Center in Spooner introduces Resident of the Month Dolly Berg, who recently turned 100 Many of us have known the expressions of, “I wish I had never seen sunshine, I wish I’d have never seen rain; here’s looking up your old address, Where is Spruce Street? And one two three go!” Yes you’ve guessed it; it’s Maple Ridge’s all-around sweetheart Dolly Berg. Dorothy Marie Berg was born in Ashland on Jan. 7, 1916. Her parents were Gunder and Marie Olsen. Dolly grew up in a large family consisting of three sisters whose names are Carol, Lynn and Mitzi, and five brothers whose names are John, Bob, Fred, Ken and Howard. Dolly enjoyed her family immensely back in the day and still does. One of Dolly’s favorite childhood memories was going to a farm near home and picking strawberries with her siblings. Dolly attended and graduated from the Ashland School System and excelled in the drama class. As time went on, Dolly’s first job was working in a paper mill and then later on in life, when she moved to Spooner, she worked for Spooner’s JCPenney Store for a number of years. One day, as she was going shopping in Ashland, she entered a shoe store and saw a young man that would change her life forever. The young man’s name was Roy Berg and as Dolly puts it, “after buying about 10 pairs of shoes, before you knew it we were married.” They were married June 18, 1937. Since that day they


Dolly and Roy Berg were married in 1937.

Dolly Berg is Maple Ridge Care Center’s Resident of the Month. — Photos submitted were inseparable. Roy was the perfect gentleman and treated her like a queen; they had such a love for one another, the kind of love you read about in books. It was these characteristics that Dolly appreciated in her husband. World War II came and Roy was called away to fight the war. In 1943 they moved to Spooner and bought a house in a cozy neighborhood, the address was 114 Spruce Street. While Roy was away, Dolly spent many a day doing some of her favorite hobbies, which were painting, cooking, singing, and fixing things around the house. After the war ended in 1945 all was well again, and Roy came home. Dolly and Roy spent each and every waking moment together. They both loved to travel and with Roy

being in the military they got to see the vast country. Even after the war they took trips from coast to coast and loved every minute of it. Some of Dolly’s major accomplishments in life were to bring joy to everyone she came in contact with. Dolly states, “if you can’t look on the bright side of life, well then you’re up the creek without a paddle.” Family states that as much as Dolly is a card now, she was just as much a card when she was younger and quite the spitfire along with being the life of the party. The one person who influenced her life the most would be her husband, Roy. It was a pure love and they didn’t take a

breath without each other. Dolly has retained her favorite hobbies and pastimes. It is a privilege to have Dolly with us here at Maple Ridge Care Center. She appreciates her friends, the activities and the loving staff she encounters every day. In closing, the most important piece of advice that Dolly can give us is, “to enjoy life, have a barrel of laughs, and keep your head screwed on straight.” Thank you, Dolly, for sharing your memories with us and here’s looking up your old address, kid! — submitted by Rebecca Henning, activity director

Quarters for Marshall fundraiser held LEFT: Madison Manning is very serious as she races her car while her mother, Amanda, watches and does a little backseat driving. Madison brought her bag of quarters to have fun and to help Marshall Hutton with his recovery from the car accident he was in during the fall of 2015. In that accident, he lost his mother and sister. The fundraiser was held at the Quarter’s Arcade in Spooner on Saturday, Jan. 9. — Photos by Larry Samson RIGHT: Trey Schultz is having fun at his favorite game as he shifts his racer through the curves on the racetrack. He was with his grandfather at Quarter’s Arcade on a very cold day. The arcade is a very good place for a young man to lose himself in a game that sparks imagination, challenges the mind and develops eye-hand coordination, all for a price of a quarter.

Cold weather is back

Strengthening Families program to be offered SPOONER - Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 will be offered on Tuesday evenings starting Feb. 2 in Spooner. All Washburn County families are invited to attend. This seven-week series helps caregivers - parents, grandparents, other adult relatives or guardians - build on their strengths, show love and set limits. Youth, ages 10-14, will develop skills in resisting negative peer pressure and building a positive future. Sessions include interactive games and activities. Classes run from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesdays,

Feb. 2 - March 15 at Spooner United Methodist Church, 312 Elm St. A free supper will be provided each week. Child care will also be available for families with younger children. Preregistration is required by Wednesday, Jan. 27. Please call Lakeland Family Resource Center at 715-635-4669. There is no cost for the program. Space is limited. Program sponsors are Lakeland Family Resource Center, Washburn County Human Services Spooner and United Methodist Church. — from LFRC

Infant massage class offered Winter is back with a vengeance as temperature reached minus 22 on Monday, Jan.11. The low temps are expected to be short-lived as they should rebound later in the week. The long-range forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling for above-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation for January through March. — Photo by Larry Samson

SPOONER — Touching and being touched is important for all ages. Infant massage is an ancient parenting tradition that is being rediscovered. Learn how to provide this loving touch and develop a special bond with your child through massage. Sue Temple, a therapeutic massage therapist from Baby Yourself Massage, will present a variety of strokes for parents to use on their infant during a

massage class being offered Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. The class will be held at the Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. Class size is limited to five participants and it is preferred that the child is 0-12 months. Preregistration is required and can be arranged by calling LFRC at 715-6354669. — from LFRC



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Spooner Parents Night held

Andy and Janet Medley are the host parents for Leire Santa Marie, an exchange student from Spain. Parents Night will be one of the memories that she will take home with her.

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Taylor Shutt poses with her parents, Marty and Leanne Shutt. It was Spooner Parents Night at the Spooner-Cumberland girls basketball game held Friday, Jan. 8. Parents Night is a way for the school, coaches and players to say thanks to their biggest fans. A good program needs the support of the parents.

Lily Arf with her mother, Leslie Arf, at Parents Night. It is always fun to share a win with your parent and when you lose it is nice to have that understanding support.



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.

St. Alban’s

Full Gospel

Church of the Nazarene

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

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


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

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.

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.

Trinity Lutheran


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


Long Lake Lutheran Church


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

United Methodist

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

Hear about it this week in church.

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Psalm 35:5-10

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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.

The first change, however, was in themselves.

Isaiah 62:1-5

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.


esus’ followers were so won over by Jesus’ teaching, miracles and example that, empowered by the Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ name they would go on to change the world.

John 2:1-1

Cornerstone Christian

United Methodist

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, January 17, 2016 Second Sunday After The Epiphany orgiveness, above everything else, is a sign of F love. The more we love and value another person, the quicker we are to forgive that one if they have


hurt or harmed us, injured or insulted us. Love, especially deep love, will forgive quickly and completely. On the other hand, when someone does something to us that is on purpose, knowing that it will offend us deeply or cause us great pain, that’s another matter completely. We may replace forgiveness with grudges and wait for an appropriate opportunity to get even or settle the score. David was threatened by his guilt and needed God’s forgiveness. It is obvious in the opening verses of Psalm 51. His guilt was destroying and overwhelming him. And, he could find nothing within himself that provided him any assurance that God would forgive him. He knew that he did not deserve God’s forgiveness. So, he appealed to God’s “lovingkindness, his steadfast love, his great compassion, his eternal compassion.” Why did he find it necessary to ask God to “blot out my transgressions, wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin?” He feared God’s wrath. David realized the significance and seriousness of his sins. According to the laws that governed the children of Israel at that time, God would not forgive him for what he had done. He was frightened! Where could he go? What could he do? Appeal to God for his mercy, faithfulness and love. And that mercy, forgiveness and love have always been and always will be available. “If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse of all unrighteousness.”

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

Harold “Cork” Charles Emanuel Harold “Cork” Charles Emanuel passed away Jan. 2, 2016, at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, Ill., as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. He was 86 years old. Harold was born July 29, 1929, to Harold and Geraldine (Libke) Emanuel in Belvidere, Ill.  He married Alice J. Meyers on Nov. 10, 1951, at the United Methodist Church in Herbert, Ill.  He lived in Belvidere and Poplar Grove all of his life and summered at their place in Shell Lake.  He attended Belvidere Grade Schools and graduated from Belvidere High School in 1947.  He attended Linotype school in Maumee, Ohio, and was employed by the Belvidere Daily Republican, Post Publishers, Loves Park, Ill.; Shoppers Service, Delavan; and Castle Communications, DeKalb, Ill.  He was a member of the following boards: United Methodist Church, North Boone Community District No. 200, Poplar Grove Township; Republican Precinct

Robert “Bob” Sherman Esswein, 70, Minneapolis, and formerly of Shell Lake, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at the Tomah VA Medical Center after a long and brave battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan.

Committeeman, village president of Poplar Grove from 1973 to 1989, served on the Boone County Board from 1990 to 1994 and the Community Building Board and was a trustee for North Boone Fire District 3 for two years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1951-1953, and a member of the VFW Lodge 1461 and Moose Lodge 295.  He was an avid golfer at Butternut Hills Golf Course in Sarona, enjoyed woodworking, fishing, bowling and playing cribbage. He also coached Little League baseball and was involved with the Boy Scouts in Poplar Grove, Ill. Harold is survived by his loving wife, Alice; two daughters, Janis (Mark) Burkhardt, Roscoe, Ill., and JoAnne (Gary) Wartgow, Roscoe, Ill.; two grandsons, Ryan (Stephanie Kuffell) Coomer and Steven (Amanda) McMahon; three sisters, Karen (Dennis) Schrader, Belvidere, Ill., Janet (Steve) Lindquist, Rockford, Ill., and

Robert “Bob” Sherman Esswein

23, at Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake with the Rev. Steve Miller officiating. Burial will be in Shell Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in his memory to the Tomah VA Medical Center

Kathy Emanuel, Rockford, Ill.; one brother, Gerald (Joan) Emanuel, Geneva, Ill.; and sister-in-law Carol Emanuel, Belvidere, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carol Mundy; and two brothers, Elmer Emanuel and Ronald Emanuel. Funeral services were held Jan. 8 at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Christopher Druce-Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 105 E. Grove St., Poplar Grove, IL 61065 or the United Methodist Church of Shell Lake, 135 Reinhart Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871. The Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, Belvidere, Ill., was entrusted with arrangements.

for use in the services provided by Hospice Care. Funeral arrangements were handled by Skinner Funeral Home of Shell Lake. A complete obituary will be published at a later date.

Benjamin “Ben” Miniatt Benjamin “Ben” Miniatt, 60, Shell Lake, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. Ben was born Jan. 6, 1956, in Ladysmith, to parents Edmond and Bonita (Bull) Miniatt. He attended and graduated from the Bruce School District in 1974. On Oct. 8, 2011, he was united in marriage to Jamie Talbert in Shell Lake. Ben lived in places such as Ladysmith, Eau Claire, Trego and most recently in Shell Lake. Ben was a logger for 25 years, before becoming a truck driver for

Red Cedar Transit in New Auburn and most recently for Cary Brown Trucking out of Exeland. He was a member of the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Spooner, and in his time at home, he spent it with his three most important things: family, faith and friends. Ben is survived by his wife, Jamie; children, Cory (Rebecca) Cripe, Holman, Ben (Cara) Miniatt, Ladysmith and Samantha (Matt) Golat, Spooner; grandchildren, Sophia, Oliver, Ruth, Lillian, Benjamin, Kenneth, Brady, Matthew, Marianne and Mary Elizabeth; brothers and sisters, Ed (Rose) Miniatt, Cadott, Mike Miniatt, Bruce, Matt (Mari) Miniatt, New York, Maria (Leon) Ramminger, Minn., Mary (Jack) Hickok, Barron and Libby (Barry) Quinn, Eau Claire; and many nieces, nephews,

extended family and friends. Ben was greeted in heaven by his parents, son, and six grandbabies. A funeral Mass was held Jan. 9 at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Spooner with Bishop-elect Jim Powers, Fr. Ed Anderson and Fr. Nathaniel Miniatt as celebrants. Interment followed at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Shell Lake with pallbearers Cory Cripe, Benjamin Miniatt, Matthew Golat, Jason Johnson, Mike Miniatt, Jack Hickok, Leon Ramminger and Barry Quinn. Online condolences may be left at The Scalzo-Taylor Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements.

Mavis “Mrs. Ray” A. Schlapper Mavis “Mrs. Ray” A. Schlapper, 90, Shell Lake, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at Indianhead Medical Center. She was born April 26, 1925, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Howard and Dorothy (Wensel) Trumbower.  The family moved to the Sarona area in 1926.  She attended Spooner Schools and graduated from the Spooner High School in 1943. After graduation she was employed as a secretary at the Washburn County Agricultural Agency Office and the Spooner City Clerk’s Office. Mavis was married in Shell Lake on Sept. 8, 1948, to

Raymond Schlapper who preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 2011. They lived in Shell Lake until they purchased a farm in the Town of Bashaw in 1951.  After marriage, she was employed at the University Extension Office for 16 years and retired in 1985.  She enjoyed being outdoors in her vegetable and flower gardens.  She loved to cook and bake for the family and friends.  Mavis was a member of the United Methodist Church in Spooner. Mavis is survived by sons, Richard (Debra) Schlapper of Shell Lake, Dale (Jody) Schlapper of Shell Lake and Donn (Jill) Schlapper of Spooner; grandchildren, Jessica Schlapper of Trego, Chris Schlapper of Hayward, Craig (Nicole) Schlapper of Hayward, Ryan (Cindy) Schlapper of Spooner, Dana Hoffman of Spooner, Matthew (Debbie) Schlapper of Spooner, Patrick (Brittany) Schlapper

of Eau Claire and Scott (Megan) Schlapper of Eau Claire; and great-grandchildren, Morgan, Miles, Jace, Cade, Keb, Leif, Kyler and Ivy. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and twin great-grandsons.   Funeral services were held Jan. 13 at Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, with Pastor Jack Starr officiating. Burial was in Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren, Jessica, Chris, Craig, Ryan, Dana, Matthew, Patrick and Scott.  Funeral arrangements were handled by Skinner Funeral Home of Shell Lake.

Lavaun Evelyn Rylander Villwok Lavaun Evelyn Rylander Villwok, 89, passed away Dec. 31, 2015, in Independence, Mo., under the care of Crossroads Hospice. Lavaun was born Feb. 26, 1926, in Burnett County.  The only child of G. Arthur and Hazel Cadle Rylander, Lavaun grew up on a farm by Shell Lake.  Lavaun was baptized on April 25, 1943, at Central Methodist Church and attended and graduated from Shell Lake High School.  Lavaun lived in Washington, D.C., after graduation; then moved to southern Texas, and then to Kansas City, Mo.  She later moved to Omaha, Neb., where she met and married Harvey Villwok on May 28, 1955.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Fred

Curtis, Fred (Kolleen) Villwok and Sandy (Rick) Sorrell. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Nicholas and Anna Sorrell, Ethan and Meghan Curtis, Chase, Ashley and Stephanie Villwok; her great-grandchildren, Daxton Sorrell, Lizzie Reyes, Kyhler Villwok and Kinlay Villwok.  She is also survived by her extended family of stepdaughters, Arlene Swope and family, Nikki, Amy and Sarah; Nancy Kemplin (Warren) and family, Karen Pierce and Allan Kemplin.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.  Villwok; and her parents, G. Arthur and Hazel Cadle Rylander.  She is survived by her three children, Beverly (John)

Spooner Ag Station research program cut Danielle Danford | Staff writer SPOONER - The Spooner Agricultural Research Station won’t have a dairy sheep research program after 2016 because of a decision made through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. “After 20 years of a highly successful research program, and a very unique one in North American, we’re just not going to have the faculty expertise there anymore to use the herd,” said Dick Strong, senior associate of the College of Agriculture and Life Science. Strong and Dwight Miller, UW agriculture research station director, held a public hearing about the decision on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Spooner City Hall. Strong and Miller explained that the

System in the next biennium coupled with the planned retirement of the UW faculty member that headed the research being conducted at the ag station solidified the decision to cut the program. The cut is expected to be one of many that will need to take place. “It’s a decision we’ve come to. It’s not a decision we relish,” said Strong. The decision amounts to $125,000 to $150,000 in savings. Miller added that in the next two-year period there will be The Spooner Ag Station’s dairy sheep re- about $750,000 in cuts to all ag research search program will not be funded by the Uni- stations in the UW network. Prior to making the decision to cut the versity of Wisconsin - Madison in an effort to cut dairy sheep research program, fees were costs. — Photo from Spooner Ag Station increased to all users of the UW ag stations. The research program’s closure will need to cut about $7 million from the UW

impact nine people; three full-time staff, a three-quarter-time position, a shared staff member and four limited-term-employment milkers. Recent research conducted by the station’s dairy sheep program focused on the genetic improvement of dairy sheep for the production of sheep milk for processing into cheese, among other research. Strong highlighted that, at this time, the Spooner Ag Station will not close. In fact there are plans to expand the station’s crop research to utilize the land farmed to feed the sheep. Since its establishment in 1909 the Spooner Ag Station has conducted notable research on corn, potatoes and soybeans among many others.


Pet, livestock owners urged to take extra care of animals in extreme cold MADISON – Though you might think that an animal’s furry exterior will keep them warm and snug in extremely cold weather, think again. Extreme cold weather poses all sorts of threats to animals including both pets and livestock.  And the things humans do to protect themselves, like using antifreeze and salt, add more dangers for animals, says state humane veterinarian Dr. Yvonne Bellay of the Division of Animal Health. “Food, water and shelter are the top priorities, but grooming and leashing are important, too,” Bellay says.  She offers these tips on keeping your pet best friend warm and happy: • Food: Outdoor pets need more food, of good quality, in cold weather to produce body heat.  • Shelter: Outdoor animals need a dry house that’s large enough for them to stand, sit, turn around and lie down comfortably, but not so large that its normal body heat is lost. Line the bottom with dry, nonabsorbent material that won’t get wet, matted and frozen.  Marsh hay works well; leaves and fabric do not. • Water: Make sure your outdoor pets have fresh water daily – ice or snow will not do, because the animal has to expend too much body heat melting them.  Ideally, you can provide an inexpensive heater that sits right in the water bowl to

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prevent freezing. If you can’t do that, fill the bowl with fresh, tepid water at least twice a day. • Antifreeze: Leaked or spilled antifreeze (ethylene glycol) is a deadly lure to animals with its sweet taste. Clean it up, and if possible, switch to a less dangerous formulation like propylene glycol. • Walking: Rub petroleum jelly on your pet’s paws before heading out for a walk.  It will protect them from salt and other deicers.  When you get back inside, wipe paws, legs and stomach to remove any deicers or antifreeze that the animal might lick off itself.  Be sure to remove any snow or ice between the paw pads, too, to prevent bleeding.  While you’re outdoors, keep your dog leashed.  Snow and ice can make it difficult for dogs to follow a scent, and they can become lost or run away in panic.  Finally, those sweaters and coats some people put on their dogs are not just cute.  Shorthaired dogs really need them outdoors in cold weather. • Grooming: Wet, dirty, matted coats cannot insulate against the cold, so be sure your animals are well-groomed.  But never shave a dog’s coat in winter.  After bathing an animal, dry it thoroughly before letting it outdoors. • Cars: Cats sometimes crawl under cars and into the engine compartment, seeking shelter and warmth.  Bang on the

Mary Nilssen

Well, I’m really sick of Wisconsin weather! This below-zero weather, minus 24 Monday, was bound to hit us sooner or later, but I was thinking that by chance, it would skip us this year. Not so! Good news, the Packers finally got it together in the second half for a great win, and it was a sad loss for the Vikings who played a beautiful game up until the end. Barbara Coddington called me this week and told me about the gnome that was missing from a hollow tree located on Rustic Road. If you know its whereabouts please call her at 715-865-5814. This gnome means a lot to Barbara and its return would be appreciated. Northwest Wisconsin Realty LLC extends gratitude to everyone who made their first-annual toy drive a success. St. Francis School and Mission distributed over 40 toys to some very grateful children in the Stone Lake area. NWR in turn made a generous donation to our local Feed-A-Family program. NWR also has some other great news as they welcome Kay and Larry Savage to their real estate team in 2016. Feel free to

stop in anytime to say hello, have a cup of coffee and pick up a 2016 calendar. Please recycle your Christmas cards. If you still have cards, please drop them off at the Stone Lake Lions Hall. This year they used 120 cards, which were donated last year, for one of the crafts for the Lions Christmas program. If you need help learning how to use your laptop computer, iPad or Nook, etc., there is free help every Monday from 10 a.m. - noon at the Stone Lake Senior Center. Please call Connie at 715-865-4940 if you have questions. The same free help is available Tuesdays at the Sawyer County Senior Resource Center from 10 a.m.noon. Please feel free to attend both or either one. Stone Lake Historical Society has a few of the new “Finding Pioneer People & Places in Early Stone Lake.” They are for sale at the Stone Lake Hardware Store or by calling Connie Schield at 715-865-4940. Have a great week, stay warm, travel safe, till next week. Mary Nilssen can be reached at 715-8654008 or

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hood before starting the car on cold days to startle sleeping animals. And remember, just as cars heat to oven temperature in summer, they can be equally deadly in winter when they turn into freezers.  Don’t leave your pet alone in a vehicle.  It may freeze to death. • Sleeping: Even indoor animals needs a warm place to sleep, off the floor and out of drafts.  This is especially true for old or ill animals. Animals can suffer from hypothermia, frostbite and other cold weather injuries.  Harsh conditions weaken their immune systems and open the door to illness. Calves and swine are especially susceptible to cold.                                       “Livestock owners need to provide extra nutrition, plenty of good bedding, and protection from winds and moisture,” says Bellay.  “And you need to have healthy animals going into winter.  Look for early signs of disease and for parasites.  Calves often have undetected pneumonia that kills quickly when the temperature drops.  Be particularly careful with animals that have recently been brought here from a warmer climate or that have been indoors and are now outdoors.  If they’re not acclimated, they’ll suffer more winter ills.” Bellay offers further advice to keep livestock comfortable and productive during winter’s worst: • Shelter: Wind chill carries body heat away from animals just as it does from humans.  Generally, a 20-mph wind is about equal to a 30-degree drop in temperature.  Make sure animals have a place to get out of the wind, even if it is just a

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windbreak or a three-sided shelter. Make sure shelters are not located where other buildings deflect wind and snow into the shelter. • Food: Animals burn extra calories to keep warm in severe cold.  If they stay outdoors, they will need more food than usual — and good quality food.  As a general rule, nutrient requirements increase about 1 percent for every degree that the temperature falls below 20 degrees F.  Horses nutrition requirements increase below 45 degrees F. • Water: Provide access to fresh water, not frozen streams or snow, daily.  Stock tank heaters and frost-proof watering devices will ensure that livestock get enough to drink. • Bedding: Plenty of dry bedding will insulate udders and legs from frostbite. • Moisture: Long hair or fleece insulates only when it is dry.  Wet or muddy hair or fleece loses insulating ability and actually cools the animal as it dries, which in turn increases the animal’s caloric needs. • Transportation: Temperatures near freezing can be fatal to animals in a truck, especially calves and swine, when the wind can whistle in or rain can soak their coats.  Cover openings in the vehicle box to cut wind chill and keep rain out, but allow some air to pass over the animals for ventilation. Provide a deep bed of dry straw for calves younger than 4 weeks or for any swine. For more information, visit datcp. or talk to your veterinarian about precautions.  — from Washburn County Emergency Management

Helen V. Pederson

It was good morning to a cold day on Monday, just like they had in the 1940s. It was minus 20 degrees Monday morning. Spooner had 14 below when I went to bed. I guess we’ll have to grin and bear it. We can’t fight Mother Nature. I see by the games that were played on Sunday, people were really bundled up as they played in the open air. Last week, Arlys Santiago picked up her sister, Audrey Carlson, and they went out to Verndale, Minn., to help their sister, Avis, take down her Christmas decorations. Cheri Minot had her twin girls, Tonya and Michelle, of Eau Claire, home for a

few days and they did some fun things together. Saturday night the Minots had Kari and David Mathison of Spring Creek as supper guests. I guess it is too cold to do much. Pastor Sue was at Glenview to have Bible study with us last Tuesday. I’m going to quote a saying that my brother, Milton, left with me. “Not only am I perfect, but I’m Norwegian, too.” He was a proud Norwegian, the youngest of my eight brothers. Keep warm here in Wisconsin.

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Judy Pieper

Boy, what happened to our nice, springlike weather? Maybe we were a little spoiled up to this point. And the frigid air came in just in time for the Vikings/Sea hawks game. Yippee. Duane and I were watching it in Mount Horeb with Donnie and Virginia Hook and Pat Olson who are Packer fans. Duane and I were feeling pretty smug during the first half of the game, pretty nervous after the second half started, desperate toward the end of the fourth quarter, elated that there was going to be a field goal by the Vikings during the last 20 seconds, and devastated when a 16-yard kick was way off. What? Just wait until next year. Teddy Bridgewater is going to be even better and we’ll go to the Super Bowl. We listened to the Packer game on the radio while we were driving home from Mount Horeb. Now that was a pretty exciting game. I was glad the Packers won because the kids are all Packer fans. Of course they played against a team also known as “Little Sisters of the Poor,” so the odds were pretty good that they would win. Sorry guys, a little bit of sour grapes there. Needless to say, Jerry Marsh is ecstatic about the Viking loss and Packer win. He said, and I quote, “Packers rule. Vikings drool.” Not very original, but it works when he’s trying to annoy Duane. Pat, Duane and I were in southern Wisconsin to attend a 50th birthday party held in honor of Cindy McKoewn that was hosted by her mom, Sue Meier. It was a great party, almost like a family reunion. We saw and visited with most of our friends and relatives from Dane County. Cindy, who is one of the nicest people ever, has lots of friends, so, with all the friends and relatives in one place,

Dewey-LaFollette Clam River Tuesday Club met Jan. 6 at Lakeview Church.  Pam Bentz and Karen Mangelsen were hostesses. Karen and Hank Mangelsen and Margaret and Bruce Madison were lunch guests of Marie and Wayne Romsos on Thursday. Hank and Karen Mangelsen called on Gerry and Donna Hines on Friday afternoon. Nina and Lawrence Hines visited Lida Nordquist on Friday evening. Brian Hines was an overnight guest of Donna and Gerry Hines on Friday. Congratulations to Ed Durand who turned 100 in December!  His family hosted a birthday party for him Saturday at Country Terrace in Spooner where he lives.  A number of friends and rela-

it was pretty packed. It was a great party. Oh, I have to tell you one more thing about our trip. When we got to Mount Horeb, we were pretty low on gas. So we stopped at a convenience store and I went in to pay while Duane pumped gas. I paid, came out, got in the car, and pulled away from the pumps. I started toward the driveway, and Pat said, “Where’s Duane?” I looked in the backseat and he wasn’t there. Unbeknownst to me, while I was writing out a check, he came in to the store to use the little boys’ room. Well, Pat was in the front seat and I never looked into the back to be sure he was there. I would have been a couple of miles down the road before I would have missed him. I told him that the next time he sneaks out of the car he’d better hang a shirt on the steering wheel to let me know he’s gone. Actually, it would have been pretty funny if I would have gotten to Donnie and Virginia’s and then had to turn around and go to pick him up. Lynn Thon had a great weekend filled with grandchildren. On Saturday she spent the afternoon with her adorable little twin granddaughters, Kaitlynn and Jessica Holmen. Then, on Sunday, Garett, Kandice and Kane Thon came over for supper. Kane just turned 9 months old, and is now having fun playing Superman. Tru Lehmann came up to visit us on Tuesday and Wednesday last week. While she was here, we went to see her Aunt Miriah and Aunt Tinille at the horseboarding place in rural Shell Lake. Tru has a horse there, Coop, and she is getting to be a pretty good rider. Horsemanship must run in the Lehmann blood. Maybe we have a future Spooner Rodeo Queen in the family. And, speaking of rodeo royalty, Beth

Karen Mangelsen tives came there to wish him well. Frank Gust entertained the people by playing his accordion and singing. Karen and Hank Mangelsen went to the Siren School on Saturday morning to watch granddaughter Grace play basketball.  In the afternoon, they attended the birthday party for Ed Durand in Spooner.  They also visited Stan and June Wickman who live at Country Terrace, too.  On the way home, Hank and Karen called on Marlene and Bruce Swearingen. Lida Nordquist had lunch with Gerry and Donna Hines on Sunday. Karen Mangelsen will be at the LaFollette Town Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., to collect real estate and personal property taxes and dog license fees.

Senior lunch menu Monday, Jan. 18: Spanish rice, bean and beef casserole, roasted corn, peaches. Tuesday, Jan. 19: Baked chicken breast, seasoned baby reds, California blend, chocolate pudding. Wednesday, Jan. 20: Beef tips with mushroom sauce over egg noodles, garden salad, birthday cake. Thursday, Jan. 21: Cook’s choice. Friday, Jan. 22: Chicken-fried steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, dessert bar. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, call your senior center to confirm. Menu is subject to change. All meals served with milk and bread.

Kujala’s coronation ceremony/fundraiser, which was held Saturday evening, Jan. 9, was a humongous success. Lydia Berg, Miss Rodeo Wisconsin 2015, was there, of course, to pass on the crown. Dick Fankhauser was there to present her with a beautiful belt buckle from the Spooner Heart of the North Rodeo. They had lots of great food, raffles, a silent auction and a live auction. Miriah Lehmann, Miss Rodeo Wisconsin 2014 was there to congratulate Beth and wish her all the best in the coming year. We all hope Beth has a lot of fun representing our state at rodeos all over the U.S. We know she’ll do an outstanding job. Sharai Hefty, Gary Rahn and Linda Fortin were among the crowd at Lehman’s Supper Club attending the Red Barn Barney Awards last Saturday evening. Sharai announced the best actor in a supporting role award, which went to Ben Heer, in her best “Elsa” voice. Terry Wiesner told her that the Elsa voice was a must. Sharai said that there were lots of other awards given, of course, and a large majority of them went to the musical “Grease.” Sharai said that it was a great night out and

everyone had a very good time. Oh, and Sharai also mentioned that tryouts for the new season will be held Thursday night and Saturday morning at the UWBC Fine Arts Building. For times, she said to check out the Red Barn website. The Barronett/Shallow Lake ice-fishing contest will be held this Saturday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. There will be a soup supper immediately following the contest at the Barronett Community Center hosted by the civic club. At the community center there will also be games, raffles, and the wonderful LuAnn and her ice mavens. This event is the highlight of the winter season, so please plan to join us for all the fun. Guess who I ran into the other day? Sarah Collier. I hadn’t seen her for a couple of years and we had a very nice visit. Sarah is looking great and seems to be doing fine. It was so nice visiting with her and I hope to see her again soon. I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Stay warm. See you next time.

Washburn County Area Humane Society We have two little kittens that are sweet as they can be, But they are frightened so they don’t like being held you see. You pet them and they purr like nothing you have heard before, However, they’ll need someone who can give them so much more. Jingle and his sister, Bell, are only 4 months old, Another pair of kittens found alone out in the cold. They’ll need a home that’s quiet, with some time they’ll learn to trust, And a caring, patient person for these two will be a must. They do so well together and the bond they share is strong, Adopting one without the other somehow just seems wrong. Are you the one who has a special place within your heart, For Jingle and his sister, Bell, who should not be apart. Cats for adoption: 4-year-old neutered four-paw declawed black shorthair; 6-month-old male white/black shorthair

tiger; 1-1/2-yearold n e u t e re d white/gray shorthair; 3-year-old neutered/declawed shorthair black/brown tiger; 2-year-old male gray/white longhair; 2-yearold black/brown/ white neutered shorthair tiger; 1-year-old neutered orange shorthair tabby; 4-monthold female siamese mix; 4-month-old male black/white medium-hair and a 5-month-old male black/white shorthair. Dogs for adoption: 2-year-old large tan/white pit bull; 5-year-old spayed yellow Lab mix; 2-year-old male shepherd/Akita mix; 10-month-old brindle/ white female heeler/pit bull mix and a neutered 4-1/2-year-old brindle pit bull/retriever mix. Strays include: Adult male black/ brown shorthair tiger found on Cottonwood Avenue in Spooner; adult female black shorthair found on Park West Road in Spooner and an adult male gray/white longhair wearing a black collar found on Ojibwa Road in Spooner. Also for adoption:  1-1/2-year-old brown/white male guinea pig.

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Innocent Men to perform Dining at 5 Spooner, Monday, Jan. 18: Herb-stuffed pork chop, mashed potatoes with butter, apple slaw, fresh salad bar and cheesecake. Call 715-635-8283 to make reservations 24 hours in advance. Suggested donation is $5. For anyone under 60 years old cost is $8.75.

Academic news MENOMONIE - The following area students graduated in December from the University of Wisconsin - Stout in Menomonie: Cara Downard, Birchwood, Bachelor of Science degree in hotel, restaurant and tourism management; Alexander Tranmer, Sarona, Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science; and David Craft, Spooner, Master of Science degree in education. — from TheLink ••• SUPERIOR - The University of Wisconsin - Superior has named the following local students to the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester. Birchwood: Bridgett

Strand; Shell Lake: Kourtney Klassa and Maronda Klassa; Spooner: Victoria Boss, Kyle Gauger, Cole Lucius, Lindsay Macone, Amber Miller, Paige Nemec and Lisa Pederson; Trego: Amanda Kupsch. — from TheLink •••  LA CROSSE – Riley McShane, Spooner, information systems major, has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse for the fall semester of the 2015-16 academic year, ending December 2015. — from TheLink •••

The Innocent Men will be performing Wednesday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m., at the Spooner High School Auditorium. The concert is being presented by the Spooner High choral department. The Innocent Men is a seven-member all-male a cappella group comprised of members from The Singing Statesmen at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. Choir director Eric Conner was previously part of this a cappella group. — Photo submitted

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Marian Furchtenicht

This past week was mild, several little snows, absolutely beautiful with it on every tree branch. The weekend was all about football and cold weather. The first below-zero readings we’ve had this season. Some reports of more than 30 below. I had 27 below Monday morning. Virginia Stodola’s son Dave and Cathy, Hudson, were up for the weekend a week ago. Son Jack was here this last Wednesday and on Friday her cousin’s son, Lane Johnson, Rice Lake, came and got her and took her to Our House Living Center in Rice Lake to visit his mother, Camilla Johnson. She didn’t find her very perky. I received a nice letter from Mary West. She is at daughter Lynda’s in Cheyenne, Wyo. Said she hopes to get back here this coming summer. Otherwise doing OK. She baby-sits Lynda’s dogs. Roger Nielsen and Vicki Gee-Treft returned a week ago Monday from a road trip to Boston over Christmas at his son’s, and also visiting her half sister in Cleveland on the way home. It rained a lot driving out and no snow for Christmas there. They finally got snow on Sunday, the

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Birth announcements Born at Cumberland Memorial Hospital A boy, Beckett Michael Bergeron, was born Jan. 5, 2016, to Briana Bergeron, Shell Lake. Beckett weighed 6 pounds, two-tenths ounce. •••

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thy Lashmett, as she turns the ripe age of 86. Have a great day, Dorothy. Well, we are done watching the Vikings. They lost to the Seahawks on Sunday, Jan. 10. Diane Hulleman went to Shell Lake Schools on Tuesday and helped the teachers. She enjoys this. She also went with Cathy Schneider to give Communion to shutins. Cathy and her honey go to Lakeview Methodist Church in Dewey Country along with a number of others who used to go to the Methodist church in Spooner. Friday, Diane went to the home-visitors luncheon in Spooner and enjoyed a great time. Friday we woke up to beautiful snow with everything covered in white. Yes, every little twig was covered in snow and it showed every little outline. Where could we live except in the Wisconsin area to have these beautiful views? Yes, it’s great livin’ in good old Wisconsin, even though I complain about the snow. Ol’ Ma, or is that Pa, Nature must have Clorox on our snow to make


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per, 90, Shell Lake, who left this world on Friday, Jan. 8. Mavis grew up just north of Sarona on Boot Lake Road, the daughter of Howard and Dorothy Trumbower. Mavis was a sweet lady, loved by all who knew her. Funeral services were held at Skinner Funeral Home in Shell Lake on Wednesday with burial in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Grandson Casey Furchtenicht headed back to college at Northland on Tuesday, Jan. 12, after being home for Christmas break. He visited his grandpa, Paul Jachim, at the nursing home in Rice Lake. He ate out with sister Melina and husband. Happy birthday wishes to Eli Zaloudek, Billy Pfluger, Bill Ripley, Paul Jachim, James Swanson, Jolyn Wade and Danielle Anderson, Jan. 14; Val Smith, Barb Haynes, Wanda Linderberger, Jason Johnz and Donna Millard, Jan. 15; Catherine Benham, Jan. 16; Tony LaVeau, Jan. 17; Allan Donetell, Jan. 18; Kurt Scribner and Tom Campbell, Jan. 19; Gary Olson, Kimberly Doll, Wyatt Kempt and Ricki Olson, Jan. 20. Enjoy your special day.

Pauline Lawrence

On Sunday, the sun was shining and it was beautiful out. It was cold but not much wind. It’s great to be in Wisconsin with nice warm weather. People are resting up from the big Christmas and the New Year. I noticed it too and there just isn’t a lot of news to write about. A very happy birthday to Glen Crosby as he turns the ripe old age of 93. Yes, I can’t believe Glen is 93 already. Time just flies. We hope you have a wonderful day, Glen, on Jan. 14. A very happy birthday to Bob Scheu who turns the ripe age of 23. Have a wonderful day on Jan. 16. Jan. 17, a very happy birthday to Hanna Brion when she enjoys her special day. Happy birthday to Steve Hulleman on Jan. 17. Have a wonderful day, Steve. A very happy birthday to Josie Crosby on her birthday Jan. 19. Many more to this little girl. A very happy birthday to Roger Lawrence on Jan. 20. May you enjoy many more, Roger. Jan. 21, a very happy birthday to Ella Friendt and also to Myrna Atkinson. Have a great day you two! Jan. 22, a very happy birthday to a golden oldie, Doro-


day they left. Report it seemed good to get home. The Frey kids run in and out at their folks, Anton and Gloria’s, shoveling snow and doing things for them. That’s the way it is at my house, too. Russ and Nancy came one evening and brought some good soup he had made. Roger stops every day to fire the stove and drink coffee. John and Mary Marschall took me with them to the Roost on Thursday night for some really good food. The occasion was John’s 51st birthday. On Saturday, the Weitzenkamp Christmas get-together was held at Wayne and Chris Weitzenkamp’s, rural Shell Lake. Attending were Amy and husband Buddy Hansen from Stoddard; Sally and husband Bob Meunsenberger and son Troy from Cashton; Betty Weitzenkamp, Cashton; Carl Weitzenkamp, Neenah; and their late sister Linda’s husband, Jessie Fields, and daughter Rachel, Holcombe, Elaine Ryan and Rocky Furchtenicht and her daughter, Danielle and friend David. They enjoyed lots to eat and a good visit. Sympathy to the family of Mavis (Mrs. Ray) Schlap-

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Ventures Unlimited Inc. is a private nonprofit agency that serves adults with developmental disabilities. We are currently hiring for the position of permanent Part-Time Thrift Shoppe Attendant at our Spooner Thrift Shoppe. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED, valid driver’s license, flexible hours. Application deadline is Monday, January 25, by 4:00 pm. Please apply in person at our office, the Spooner Ventures Thrift Shoppe, 110 North Industrial Boulevard, Shell Lake, WI 54871, or acquire an application online at If you have any questions please inquire to Melissa at 715-468-2939. 640546 22-23r

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Washburn County is seeking applicants for a full-time Deputy Clerk with the Clerk of Court Office. Duties include: preparing and maintaining records for trials of the County Court, including the assignment of case numbers and the docketing of legal documents; entering citations and preparing files for on-going case management; drafting bail bonds, wage assignments, and orders for payment to defendants. Working with the jury system including jury management; maintaining court calendars and preparing case files; operating financial software including the receipting of payments, docketing of fees and related items. Experience required - high school diploma or equivalent, followed by a minimum of four years of clerical experience preferably in a legal or judicial office. Must have experience using Windows OS and MS Office Suite. Starting salary range - $16.52 $18.37/hour with excellent benefit package. For an application, contact the Washburn County Personnel Department at P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871, Ph.: 715-468-4624, Fax: 715-468-4628, email:, or download an application from our County website at Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. January 29, 2016. EOE 640518 22-23r

it so white. Kenzie Cramer is working at a rest home over her vacation from college. She doesn’t start college until Jan. 25. She’s a very busy gal. Does anyone have problems with the Asian beetles? I do. They crawl all over. I’m constantly killing them and there comes another one after I kill one, taking its place in line to kill. They’re icky with their smell. Myrna Atkinson has now finished a quilt for her greatgrandson. It’s a beautiful quilt with bears. Myrna and Curt now have five greats. Myrna is very busy tracing old barns and getting them ready to put on a quilt. Monday night there was a council meeting at the Lakeview Methodist Church here in Dewey Country. Sunday found Evelyn Melton at her daughter, Vicki, and Don Trott’s. Daughter Teresa and Don Garcia were up from Tennessee. All exchanged gifts for Christmas and had a great time. Robin Melton was up for the weekend also. Scatter sunshine. Have a great week!

(Jan. 13, 20, 27) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY COMMUNITY BANK OF NORTHERN WISCONSIN Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL J. CHRISTENSEN, APRIL D. CHRISTENSEN, MANFRED GALAN, KIM GALAN Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No. 15 CV 96 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered in the above action by the Circuit Court of Washburn County, the undersigned 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 3, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., the following described property: Units 1 through 6, inclusive, being all of the units in Maple Grove Beach Condominium, together with the common areas and elements of Maple Grove Beach Condominium, a condominium declared and existing under and by virtue of the Condominium Ownership Act of the State of Wisconsin and recorded by a Declaration of such condominium in the office of the Register of Deeds for Washburn County, Wis., on January 12, 2000, in Volume 414 of Records, Pages 556579 as Document No. 268824 and amended by the First Amendment to the Declaration of Condominium of Maple Grove Beach Condominium recorded July 10, 2013, as Document No. 359129. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N1936 County Hwy. M, Sarona WI. TERMS: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: 10% of amount bid by certified check. BALANCE DUE: At time of confirmation of sale. Dated this 6th day of January, 2016. WASHBURN COUNTY SHERIFF By: Terrence C. Dryden 640357 WNAXLP

(Jan. 13, 20, 27) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ARTHUR KAPPUS DOD: September 9, 2013 Order and Notice of Hearing Petition of Summary Assignment (Formal Administration) Case No. 13 PR 49 A petition for summary assignment was filed. THE COURT FINDS: 1. The decedent, with date of birth February 14, 1951, and date of death September 9, 2013, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of W6802 Nancy Lake Rd., Minong, WI 54859. 2. Creditors may bring an action by A. Filing a claim in the Washburn County Circuit Court before the property is assigned. B. Bringing a suit against the assignee(s) after the property is assigned. The right of a creditor to bring an action terminates three months after the date of publication of this order. 3. The property may be assigned to the creditors and interested persons after 30 days have elapsed following the first publication of this notice. THE COURT ORDERS: 1. The petition be heard and heirship be determined at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, before Eugene D. Harrington, Court Official, on January 28, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. 2. Publication of this notice is notice to any persons whose names or addresses are unknown. If you required reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 715-4684677 at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. BY THE COURT: Eugene Harrington Circuit Court Judge January 4, 2016 Katherine M. Stewart P.O. Box 364 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-9081 640469 Bar No.: 1005716 WNAXLP



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INTERIM HEAD VARSITY FOOTBALL COACH The School District of Shell Lake is seeking qualified applicants for the position of head coach of varsity football. The successful candidate will have prior coaching experience, strong communication skills, recruiting skills and the ability to work with others in developing a complete program across grade levels. Interested applicants, please send a letter of application outlining prior experiences that would make you an ideal candidate for this position to: David Bridenhagen, Superintendent School District of Shell Lake 271 Highway 63 Shell Lake, WI 54871 Application deadline is Friday, January 29. The Shell Lake School District is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, age, sex or sexual orientation, creed or religion, color, handicap or disability, marital status, citizenship or veteran status, national origin or ancestry, arrest or conviction record, use or nonuse of lawful products off district premises during nonworking hours or any other characteristic protected by law.



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Pursuant to WI Stat. 174.052, notice is hereby given to all Washburn County dog owners that you are required to license and vaccinate for rabies, under the provisions of WI Stat. 95.21(2), any dog over 5 months of age. (Statute defines a “dog owner” as anyone who owns, harbors or keeps a dog.) The license year is defined as January 1 - December 31. Minimum Dog License fees are as follows: $5.00 for spayed or neutered dogs, $10.00 for unspayed or unneutered dogs. Local municipalities may supplement these fees, please check with your local treasurer for current fee amount. Multiple dog license fees are: $50 for up to 12 dogs and $5.00 for each additional dog. Dogs not licensed by April 1, or within 30 days of acquiring ownership, or after reaching 5 months of age, are subject to a late fee of not less than $5.00 per dog. Owners who fail to license or vaccinate a dog pursuant to the above statutes are subject to citation and forfeiture. Dog licenses are obtained through your local municipal treasurer. Lolita Olson, Washburn County Clerk 640509 22r WNAXLP

It is the policy of Terraceview Living Center, Inc., Shell Lake, Wisconsin, to admit and to treat all residents without regard to sex, religion, age, race, color, national origin or physical challenge. The same requirements for admission are applied to all, and residents are assigned within the nursing home without regard to religion, age, race, color, national origin or physical challenge. There is not distinction in eligibility for, or in the manner of providing any resident service provided by or through the Living Center. All facilities of Terraceview Living Center, Inc. are available without distinction to all residents and visitors, regardless of sex, religion, age, race, color, national origin or physical challenge. All persons and organizations that have occasion either to refer residents for admission or recommend Terraceview Living Center, Inc. are advised to do so without regard to the residents’ sex, religion, age, race, color, national origin or physical challenge. Terraceview Living Center, Inc. 639957 21-22r is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


(Jan. 6, 13, 20) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DOUGLAS A. FERGUSON Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 15PR52 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth April 4, 1944, and date of death October 5, 2015, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of W3128 Church Road, Sarona, WI 54870. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is March 14, 2016. 5. A claim may be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, 10 4th Avenue, P.O. Box 316, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, Room 2C. Shannon Anderson Probate Registrar December 14, 2015 Mark E. Coe Coe Law Offices, S.C. 24 West Marshall Street P.O. Box 192 Rice Lake, WI 54868 715-234-9074 Bar No. 1000202 640068 WNAXLP

Dana R. Danger, Spooner, underage drinking, $263.50, other sentence. Steven J. Doyen, Birchwood, speeding, $175.30. Kathryn A. Harrington, Rice Lake, speeding, $175.30. Lisa K. Hendricks, Springbrook, disorderly conduct, $200.00.

Brian C. McGuigan, Park Ridge, Ill., fishing without license, $114.50. Lee M. Nelson, Shell Lake, dog running at large, $100.00. Alexander J. Woodward, Oshkosh, speeding, $250.90; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00.


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Edmundo S. Borrayos, San Bernardino, Calif., interstate record of duty status, $200.50. Consolidated Lumber Company, Stillwater, Minn., violation of special weight limits, $2,957.60. Judy L. Cornelison, Grantsburg, improper registration of vehicle, $175.30.

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot. Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued. TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST IN WRITING. Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both. You may also request an absentee ballot by letter. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk. You can also personally go to the clerk’s office or other specified location, complete a written application, and vote an absentee ballot during the hours specified for casting an absentee ballot. Andrew Eiche, Municipal Clerk 715-468-7679 - 501 First Street, Shell Lake, WI 54871 8 a.m. - Noon and 1 - 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday Patricia Parker, Clerk, Barronett N602 Lehman Lake Road Barronett, WI 54813 715-468-2846 Available Feb. 3 & Feb. 10 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Victoria Lombard, Clerk, Sarona W6172 Little Keg Road Sarona, WI 54870 715-469-3645 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., By Appointment Monday thru Friday

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Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk, Bashaw W8885 County Hwy. B Shell Lake, WI 54871 715-468-7525 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., By Appointment Monday thru Friday

The deadline for making application to vote absentee by mail is 5 p.m. on the fifth day before the election, February 11, 2016. Military electors should contact the municipal clerk regarding the deadlines for requesting or submitting an absentee ballot. The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is February 1, 2016. The deadline for voting an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is 5 p.m. on the Friday before the election, February 12, 2016. The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on February 16, 2016. Any ballots received after the polls close will be counted by the board of canvassers if postmarked by Election Day and received no later than 4 p.m. on the Friday following the election. 640511 22r WNAXLP

The owner, occupant or person in charge of any lot which fronts upon or abuts any sidewalk shall keep the sidewalk clear of all snow and ice. Section 6-2-7 of the Shell Lake Code of Ordinances provides for a penalty in the event snow and ice is not removed within twenty-four (24) hours from the time the snow or ice accumulates on the sidewalk. In the event of hazardous conditions, the snow and ice must be removed within two (2) hours. If snow and ice are not removed within that 24hour period, sidewalks will be cleaned off by city crew and the property owner will be billed. No person shall move snow to a location that would obstruct or limit vehicular or pedestrian vision, movement or access which includes no plowing across the road. Notifications will be made to the police department and citations will be issued accordingly. Mitch Brown, Public Works Director 640472 22r WNAXLP City of Shell Lake

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CTH M (CTH D - Laundromat Rd.) Washburn County, Wisconsin Contract # 1-16P

PROJECT: CTH M CTH D - Laundromat Rd. Washburn County BID DEADLINE: February 1, 2016 1:00 p.m., Local Time NOTICE Sealed bid proposals for the above project will be received by Frank Scalzo, Highway Operations Manager, Washburn County Highway Department, 1600 County Road H, Spooner, WI 54801 until the Bid Deadline of 1 p.m., local time, on 2/1/16. At that time will be publicly opened and read aloud. Oral, faxed or emailed bids will be rejected. Bids to be accompanied by bid surety for 10% of the bid amount and shall be submitted with the bid. In general the project consists of stormwater drainage improvements along 1,200 feet of CTH M. The project includes concrete barrier, pipe underdrain, storm sewer, base aggregates, asphaltic surface, riprap, curb & gutter and beam guard. A single prime bid will be received for the work. BID PREPARATION To submit a bid for this project, either return the entire Proposal Booklet with applicable forms completed or at a minimum return the following: • Proposal • Bid Security • List of Subcontractors • Schedule of Items (with acknowledgment of addenda, if applicable) BID SECURITY Each bid must be submitted on the prescribed form to be considered. All blank spaces for bid prices on the “Schedule of Prices” sheets must be completed, in ink or typewritten, where provided. In case of any discrepancy between the “unit bid price” and the “amount bid,” the “unit bid price” shall govern. The full name and business address of each bidder must be entered on the proposal submitted. The proposal shall be signed in the space provided by written signature of the person or persons properly authorized to sign it. All signatures shall be properly notarized in the space provided. Bids must be accompanied by bid security in the amount of 10% of the maximum bid amount. Bid and bid security may not be withdrawn for a period of time as specified in the Special Provisions. Bid security will be retained if the Bidder is awarded the Work and fails to execute the Contract and furnish 100% Performance and Payment Bonds. WAGE RATES State prevailing wage rates are applicable to this project. PREQUALIFICATON OF BIDDERS All bidders must be prequalified by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the type and amount of work included in the contract or demonstrate qualifications to perform the work. Bidders which are not prequalified with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation are required to complete and submit Attachment B - Statement of Qualifications for General Construction and Corporate Experience Record, with the Bid package (included in the Bid Form Section). In addition, the Bidder must be prepared to submit evidence of Bidder’s qualifications to do business in the State of Wisconsin or covenant to obtain such qualifications prior to the award of the contract. Bidder shall have at least 3 years of continuous experience in roadway construction. RIGHTS RESERVED Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities in any bid. BIDDING DOCUMENTS Plans and Specifications for the CTH M (CTH D - Laundromat Rd.) project are available on AGC of Wisconsin’s Bid+Builder Exchange, To obtain an electronic copy of the bidding document, contact the Washburn County Highway Department, Frank Scalzo, Highway Operations Manager, at: or Corre, Inc., Kevin Meyer at: Published by authority of: Washburn County Highway Department Frank Scalzo, Interim-Highway Commissioner Washburn County 1600 County Highway H Spooner, WI 54801 640355 22-23r WNAXLP


Shell Lake and Spooner FFA’ers attend state leadership conference STEVENS POINT - Courtney Melton and Jerney Meister of the Shell Lake FFA Chapter, along with their advisor Jen Bos, and Blake Bartle and Brittany Lester of the Spooner FFA, along with their adviser, Mrs. Olson-Rosenbush, attended the Wisconsin Association of FFA HalfTime Leadership Conference held at the Holiday Inn & Convention Center in Stevens Point on Friday, Jan. 8, and Saturday, Jan. 9. Nearly 500 FFA members, advisers and state FFA officers participated. The Half-Time Leadership Conference provides FFA chapter leaders from around

the state the opportunity to set goals and prepare for the second half of their year of service in their local FFA chapters. FFA members attended workshops focused on leadership and personal development, membership and chapter development, and opportunities in FFA. They learned about preparing for FFA events and getting involved in community service. The FFA Half-Time Leadership Conference is a 30-year tradition for the Wisconsin Association of FFA to bring top FFA leaders from across the state together to learn more about what they can do in their

Blake Bartle and Brittany Lester of the Spooner FFA chapter were welcomed to the 2016 FFA Half-Time Conference in Stevens Point by Sally Albers, state FFA president from Sauk Prairie. — Photos submitted

Jerney Meister, left, and CourtneyMelton of the Shell Lake FFA, attended the Half-Time Conference in Stevens Point.

local FFA chapters. This year’s leadership conference was designed and conducted by the 2015-2016 Wisconsin state FFA officers. The theme of the conference was The Case of the Missing Be. “Half-Time is one of the premier leadership conferences in our state designed by student leaders. It allows FFA chapter leaders to develop their leadership skills, learn more about FFA activities and meet people while having fun,” said Cheryl Zimmerman, state FFA executive director. “We are able to provide young people with an excellent experience to develop their leadership

skills and get them excited about agriculture, agricultural education and the FFA so they can build their local programs. FFA advisers were also busy during the weekend as they attended training sessions in the areas of meat animal quality assurance, agricultural safety, award applications and other key issues in agricultural education. Teachers were also involved in the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators board meetings and committee meetings. — from Spooner FFA

Shell Lake Community Education announces online registration SHELL LAKE - Shell Lake Community Education now uses the district’s online registration program for class registrations. Offering the option for parents to search and register for classes online allowed easy access and a sufficient decrease in paper use. Since the announcement of the online registration program, 400 individuals have enrolled in one of the many community programs at Shell Lake Schools. Recognizing that not all individuals are interested in or able to access the website, assistance is available to take registrations over the phone. This is not created to be a barrier for participation, rather, ease in coordination and accessibility of classes. Please contact 715-4687815, ext. 1337 to register over the phone. Upcoming enrichment opportunities with registration deadlines soon approaching are listed below. Access to the district’s online registration program can be found under the for community tab on the school’s website:, or via this direct link, home/. Soap in a Sweater: Monday, Jan. 25, 5-7 p.m. Also known as felted soap, soap in a sweater is a bar of soap and a washcloth all in one. Instructor Vanessa Berkesch, Just Heavenly Soaps, will take you through the process of felting soap. Learn about wool roving as you use your hands and a few simple tools to create your very own soap in a sweater. Participants will felt two bars of soap, applying wet and dry felting techniques. All supplies are provided. Minimum four students, maximum 12. Appropriate for  ages 12-plus. Cost: $15.  Register by Jan. 20.  Location: Shell Lake High School.

Open gym basketball: Jan. 17 - Feb. 28, 5-7 p.m., open gym basketball is open to youth and adults in the community. Supervision provided, gym shoes required. Use the main entrance and sign in when you come. No registration needed. Location: Shell Lake High School gym. Open weight room: Jan. 17 - Feb. 28, 5-7 p.m., open to the community. It’s not a big space but it is here for you. The SLHS weight room is open for public use during open gym hours. Supervision provided, gym shoes required. Use the main entrance and sign in when you come. No registration needed. Location: Shell Lake High School gym/weight room. Saturday Study: Jan. 16, 9-11 a.m. Saturday study is a special edition of open library before the first semester ends. The library will be open for homework help, resource assistance and supervised study.  Appropriate for students in grades six-12 only. No registration. Shell Lake High School Library. Little Lakers tumbling: K through first grade: Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, 21, 28,  5 p.m. Second and third grade: Jan. 31 and Feb 7, 21 and 28, 6 p.m. It’s time to tumble. Little Laker Tumbling is a four-class tumbling session that offers boys and girls an opportunity to tumble, balance and roll their way through fun activities while learning basic gymnastics. This experience is intended to be full of fun in a safe and structured environment. Registration is limited to 15 participants/group on a first-sign-up basis​. Class is approximately 45-55 minutes and families are encouraged to have their own fun at open gym right across the hall.

Instructor: Bethany Deneen. Cost: $10. Register by Jan. 25. Treatment Foster Care, SaintA: Monday, Feb. 1,  6:30-8 p.m. In this session, Nicole JohnsonWeltzin will introduce you to the Treatment Foster Care program within SaintA. This organization has a long-standing history of providing highquality services to children and families in the Milwaukee area. Given the need for treatment foster care throughout Wisconsin, the agency has begun expanding its coverage area to include central and northwestern Wisconsin. SaintA is recognized nationally for their innovative work in providing trauma-informed care to children who have experienced abuse and/or neglect. Whether  you can see yourself as a foster parent or not, all of us can play a role in spreading the word about this need in our communities.  Minimum four participants, no maximum. No cost. Register by Jan. 26. Held at the Shell Lake High school. Keeping Up With the Grandkids! Feb. 9: Download and Access Apps Feb. 16: Camera, Video and Store Photos Feb. 23: iPad 2: Beyond Basics Part 1 March 1: iPad 2: Beyond Basics Part 2 Morning Edition Tech Classes are  7:45-8:30 a.m. Looking for the lowdown on apps, iCloud, texting, iPhoto? Kids talk the lingo like a second language and seem to have technology at their fingertips everywhere you look. It’s what they know, how they learn and part of (almost) everything in their future. Plan to start your day talkin’ the talk with a morning edition technology class at Shell Lake

School. These 45-minute iPad classes will help you better understand terminology and basic howtos needed to get you familiar with your iPad. You will not go home without learning something new. Perhaps the next time your kids/grandkids see you, you will be the one playing games and sending iMessages. Instructor: Sara Ducos. Minimum four students, maximum 10. Cost: $7.50/class or $25/ four classes. Register by  Feb 5. ​Location: Shell Lake High School. Making Lemonade with Ben: Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Join Shell Lake Schools in welcoming Katherine and Ben Perreth, Wisconsin mother-son speaking duo who will bring us 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. No registration required. Open to the community. Held at Shell Lake High School. ​Coming in March Thrivent Financial leads classes on retirement and Social Security; ​soap making demonstration; Mushrooms 101 and advanced classes; plus classes designed specifically for parents. If you would like to be added to the email of class announcements, contact the office at  715-4687815, ext. 1337 and leave a voicemail with your email address.

Shell Lake school menu Breakfast Thursday, Jan. 14: Grades K-2: Muffin. Grades 3-12: Oatmeal with fixings or homemade sweet bread. Friday, Jan. 15: Grades K-12: Apple or cherry frudel. Grades 3-12: Ham, egg, cheese bar with toast. Monday, Jan. 18: Grades K-12: Mini cinni roll. Grades 3-12: Bagel with cream cheese. Tuesday, Jan. 19: Grades K-12: Pancakes and sausage link. Grades 3-12: Chocolate-chip oatmeal bar. Wednesday, Jan. 20: Grades K-12: Cereal and toast. Grades 3-12: Ultimate breakfast round. Thursday, Jan. 21: Grades K-12: French toast sticks. Grades 3-12: Homemade sweet bread. Friday, Jan. 22: Grades K-12: Laker breakfast pizza. Grades 3-12: Ham, egg, cheese bar with toast. Monday, Jan. 25: Grades K-12: Pop-Tart with cheese stick. Grades 3-12: Mini cinni roll.

Tuesday, Jan. 26: Grades K-12: Waffles and sausage link. Grades 3-12: Chocolate-chip oatmeal bar. Wednesday, Jan. 27: Grades K-2: Cereal and toast. Grades 3-12: Chicken breakfast sandwich or ultimate breakfast round. Thursday, Jan. 28: Grades K-2: Muffin. Grades 3-12: Oatmeal with fixings or homemade sweet bread. Friday, Jan. 29: Grades K-12: Apple or cherry frudel. Grades 3-12: Ham, egg, cheese bar with toast. Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/fruit and milk offered daily. Every day breakfast is free to all students.

Lunch Thursday, Jan. 14: Grades K-12: Crispy-chicken sandwich. Grades 7-12: Buffalo-chicken pizza. Friday, Jan. 15: Grades K-12: Brunch. Monday, Jan. 18: Grades K-12: Grilled cheese and tomato soup. Tuesday, Jan. 19: Grades K-12: Taco salad. Grades 7-12: Cheese pizza.

Wednesday, Jan. 20: Grades K-12: Quesadilla. Grades 7-12: Spicy-chicken sandwich. Thursday, Jan. 21: Grades K-12: Hot Italian sub. Grades 7-12: Mozzarella dippers. Friday, Jan. 22: Grades K-12: Penne with meat sauce. Monday, Jan. 25: Grades K-12: Corn dog with macaroni and cheese. Tuesday, Jan. 26: Grades K-12: Loaded nachos. Grades 7-12: Cheese quesadilla. Wednesday, Jan. 27: Grades K-12: Build a burger. Grades 7-12: Hot dog. Thursday, Jan. 28: Grades K-12: Hot ham and cheese sandwich with soup. Grades 7-12: Spicy-chicken sandwich. Friday, Jan. 29: Grades K-12: Chicken Alfredo. Menus subject to change. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Miss Rodeo Wisconsin Beth Kujala coronation held

ABOVE: Current Miss Teen Rodeo Wisconsin, Hayley Vandenboom, poses for a caricature painting by artist Rachel Murphy. Vandenboom was up from Shiocton to be part of the special moment for Beth Kujala. Vandenboom is a senior at Hortonville High School and has plans to compete for the title of Miss Rodeo Wisconsin. TOP LEFT: Spooner Rodeo Chairman Dick Fankhauser congratulated Beth Kujala onstage after he presented her a belt buckle from the Spooner Rodeo Committee. Kujala has been a part of the Spooner Rodeo since 2011 when she earned the title of Spooner Rodeo Princess and in 2012 she was Spooner Rodeo Queen. She has also served the rodeo as a Coke Rider. LEFT: The Spooner royalty and former royalty posed for a photo before the coronation ceremony. Shown (L to R): Spooner Rodeo Princess Katie Faust, Miss Rodeo UW-River Falls Savannah Quinn, Miss Rodeo Wisconsin Beth Kujala and Spooner Rodeo Queen Emily Faust.

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Beth Kujala poses with her fans. Being a good role model for the younger children is something that she takes very seriously. She finds time to help the young riders at the Washburn County 4-H Horse Project and is always willing to pose for a picture with them. Shown (L to R): Trey Schultz, Kianna Schultz, Kujala and Logan Arnes. – Photos by Larry Samson

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