Page 1

W A S H B U R N   C O U N T Y


wcregist m


March 23, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Vol. 127, No. 32 • Shell Lake, Wis.

We e ke nd w atch

• Easter egg hunt at Shell Lake • Free community breakfast @ Spooner • Smelt and fish fry at Spooner See calendar on page 6 for details

Memorable role

Get your hometown news delivered each week!

Subscribe to the Register for the latest news and features about your neighbors and you! Call 715-468-2314 or go online to to sign up.

2015 Washburn County CWD report released Page 3

NFSC’s Festival on Ice

Shell Lake students presented “Dogsbreath Devereaux, the Dastardly Doctor” at the Erika Quam Theatre on Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20. Jadee Goetz had the best role of the play, Trixie St. James, a burlesque dancer who likes to flirt with Orderly Ward Helper played by Dominic Hopke. More photos on page 12. - Photo by Larry Samson

Back page

Contests for everyone April 5 Spooner students present “Hello Dolly” Page 2


Got an idea for a story? Email us @

SHELL LAKE - The annual Shell Lake Easter egg hunt will be held in the Shell Lake 3-12 School gym on Saturday, March 26. The Easter Bunny will start the event at 10 a.m. There will be several age divisions for the egg hunt from newborns to 10 years old. Please, no shoes in the gym. The Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring this event. — from SLCC ••• SPOONER - Last week’s article about then-presidential candidate John F. Kennedy campaigning in Northwest Wisconsin prompted one reader to remind us that besides his visit to the downtown establishments of Grandetti’s restaurant and the old Buckhorn tavern, JFK had his first meal that day, March 18, 1960, at the Open Kitchen restaurant on the south side of the city. We apologize for the ommission. - editor

Find us on Facebook washburncountyregister

Presential primary for both parties, Wisconsin Supreme Court contest, many local races Gregg Westigard | Staff writer WASHBURN COUNTY – There are at least two contests for every area voter at the April 5 election. The presidential primary is still a hot issue for each party. The Republican presidential primary ballot includes 12 names even though the race now seems to have narrowed down to Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Donald Trump. The

other nine names were still considered as possibilities when the ballot order was certified by the state. Democrats can choose between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, but Martin O’Malley is also on the ballot. There is also a Wisconsin Supreme Court contest between Rebecca Bradley and Joanne Kloppenburg. Within the county there are contests for seven seats on the Washburn County Board. The cities of Shell Lake and Spooner and Birchwood Village have contests. Three school districts, Spooner, Birchwood and Rice Lake, also have contests.  Details on these races are covered in separate stories.

New administrative coordinator that. I think local government is Danielle Danford | Staff writer the grass roots of everything,” SHELL LAKE - The over yearsaid Olson. A second deputy long transition for Washburn clerk will soon join the county County’s new administration is clerk’s office, which will allow complete. On Tuesday, March 15, Olson to delegate tasks as the Washburn County Board apdeputies can perform the same proved on a unanimous vote the functions as clerk, with a few appointment of Lolita Olson as exceptions. the county’s administrative co“The future role of county ordinator and human resources government is changing, the director. state is cutting back on funding, “Everybody I have talked to but on the other hand services has been very, very supportive still have to be provided. So and we are all looking towards we have to make sure that we the future to make it better,” said do things in the most efficient Olson, who is also in her fourth way possible, so we can still year as Washburn County clerk. Lolita Olson offer all the services we need, Olson acknowledged that there too,” she said. By state law, if a could be some reservations with her taking on this position in addition to her county has not adopted the county executive duties as county clerk, but she believes the or county administrator form of government, it must adopt the administrative coordinator combined positions will benefit the county. “I feel my rapport, my relationship with mu- form of government. The law also states that nicipal clerks and all the election inspectors, is an elected official, such as the county clerk, or very, very important and I don’t want to lose See Administrative coordinator, page 3



“Hello Dolly” performed at Spooner High School

In this scene two country rubes are trying to entertain two society girls in the most expensive restaurant in New York; the only problem is that they have no money. Shown (L to R): Sam Dettle, Tansy Pocernich, Sophia DelFiacco, Tyler Revak and Miguel Barrett. Dolly Levi has spent the whole show to become Mrs. Vandergelder only to spurn his proposal of marriage; it is only a ploy to earn his heart. At the end of the show they are seen walking away together.

A street scene in the musical where Dolly Levi takes on many roles. Shown (L to R): Ben Bray, Morgan Rabuck and Gracia Gormong. Gormong played the lead role, proving herself as Dolly with her acting and vocals.

The Harmonia Garden Restaurant scene was memorable, the “Waiters Gallop” breaks into “Hello Dolly,” two songs that brought the house down. Sam Dettle, John Nauertz, Ben Bray, Mari Hordvik and Elijah Hansen performed in the musical, “Hello Dolly” that wrapped up a week of performances on Saturday, March 19.

Dolly Levi is the quintessential matchmaker in New York during the late 1800s. Here she is trying to match up Horace Vandergelder with Irene Molloy while all the time she has her sights on Vandergelder. Shown (L to R): Mark Nauertz, Gracia Gormong and Sophia DelFiacco.

Photos by Larry Samson

Washburn County Register Your Community Newspaper • PO Box 455 • Shell Lake, WI 54871 MANAGER: Doug Panek EDITOR: Gary King OFFICE MANAGER: Suzanne Johnson REPORTER: Larry Samson REPORTER: Danielle Danford PAGINATOR: Raelynn Hunter ADVERTISING: Jeanine Moody DEADLINE FOR NEWS/ADS: MONDAYS @ NOON

Published every Wednesday at Frederic, WI. Periodicals postage paid at Shell Lake, WI. Postmaster: send address changes to P.O. Box 455, Shell Lake, WI 54871 USPS 666-900

PH: 715-468-2314 • FAX: 715-468-4900 • EMAIL: • WEB:

Subscription rates 6 months

548xx ZIP code, $22.00 Wisconsin & Minnesota, $27.00 Elsewhere in U.S., $29.00

1 year

548xx ZIP code, $30.00 Wisconsin & Minnesota, $37.00 Elsewhere in U.S., $42.00 Student (9 months), $25.00 Servicemen and women, $30.00

2 years

548xx ZIP code, $55.00 Wisconsin & Minnesota, $69.00 Elsewhere in U.S., $78.00


Inside the issues of the Spooner School Board election Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE - Looking closely at the six final candidates in the Spooner School Board election, five of them share similar concerns. Concerns are transparency on district and board decisions, student enrollment, staffing concerns and district finances. Candidates are Jim Dienstl, Karen Sorenson, Miles D. Macone, Robert B. Hoellen and Kevin King. Kyle Pierce was the only candidate who said consistency of members serving on the school board concerned him. Transparency Five of the six candidates mentioned in some way the importance of transparency or clarity in district and board decisions in their statement.  King said he thinks there should be fewer closed session discussions. Sorenson said, “There seems to be a lack of clarity with decisions, communications and overall dealings with the school board.” One of the many transparency issues Hoellen pointed out was that, “the

board conducts too many closed sessions; whenever possible, the board’s actions or votes should be taken in full view of the community.” Dienstl spoke plainly, stating that he is running for, “the truth and the facts.” Macone said the board needs to do a better job of communicating with the public.

Student enrollment Sorenson, King and Hoellen each cited student enrollment as a concern in their statements. According to DPI and school district data the school district’s total student population, measured on the third Friday in September, has decreased every year since the 2012-13 school year. But that loss has also decreased with each passing school year. The district’s open enrollment data from 2013-14 shows the district lost 163 students to other school districts but gained 50. That amounts to nearly $600,000 in aid that left the district, because when a student transfers out of their school district

they take state aid with them. In 2015 that aid was about $5,600 per student, which, with 161 transfers out and 78 in amounted to a loss of nearly $500,000 in aid. At the January 2016 school board meeting the number of open enrollment seats were set for the 2016-17 school year; these are in addition to the students already open enrolled this year. The board approved 31 open enrollment seats in the elementary school, 37 seats in the middle school but zero in the high school or special education areas. These numbers were based on predicted class sizes and staffing. The board can increase these numbers in the future.

Staff concerns Four candidates stated they had concerns about district personnel issues. Those are Sorenson, King, Macone and Hoellen. King brought up the staff survey conducted in 2015, “that showed that we have a poor working environment, which has caused staff and students to

leave in numbers never before seen in our district.” Macone said he hopes they can figure out ways to keep teachers, adding that competitive compensation should be budgeted.

District finances Sorenson, King and Macone each stated their concern with where the school district is financially. Their concern is understandable considering how the district’s budget deficit continues to grow, despite controversial budget cuts. In the 2014-15 the district’s budget ran $830,365 in the red, and that was after the district cut $106,950 from the approved budget. This year ’s approved budget could run the district an additional $518,625, however that is a reduction of $311,740 from 2014-15. The school district says that, “after a midyear review the district is on track to hit the budgeted deficit and may even come in a little under.”

Washburn County 2015 CWD testing results released Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE - In the fourth year of chronic wasting disease surveillance in Washburn County, the trend of no positive samples continues. According to the Department of Natural Resources, 135 deer samples were taken in the 2015 deer hunting season from the area where the first CWD-positive adult doe was identified in 2012. From these samples no new positives were detected. Joe Weiss, a member of the citizen advisory team which is responsible for making recommendations to the DNR for the affected area, said that just because no positives were found doesn’t eliminate the need to keep testing. “We need to ensure the disease doesn’t show, because it could show up at any time,” said Weiss. He added that maintaining the deer herd at a reasonable level helps reduce the chances of widespread CWD taking hold. “Hunters should be congratulated for

participating in the sampling process; without them this wouldn’t be possible,” said Weiss. Looking forward to the 2016 hunting season, hunters in this area can expect to hear the same request for deer samples. The ban on baiting and feeding of deer also remains in effect. Since 2012, following recommendations from the CAT, local landowners and hunters have helped the DNR sample more than 2,000 deer from within the 10-mile radius of the initial positive deer’s location. Based on this information the DNR says this indicates the disease is not widespread in the area, but may occur at a very low rate. Laboratory work published in 2004 suggests that prions, the infectious agents responsible for the transmission of CWD, can survive in soil for at least two years. A 2006 scientific study of sheep scrapie, a closely related prion disease, has shown scrapie prions remain infectious in the environment for at least 16 years.

Chronic wasting disease testing continues in Washburn County despite no new positives being detected. — File photo

Shell Lake’s new city project isn’t glamorous, but necessary Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE - Being able to flush is an activity most take for granted, but the city of Shell Lake knows how important that activity is. In order to ensure the toilets of city residents continue to flush without fail, the city has embarked on a new project, replacing the city’s wastewater treatment plant lift station. “It wasn’t an emergency situation because there was still a pump in there

that was working, but it was a sign they needed to make some plans for either getting it repaired or replaced,” said Teresa Anderson, project engineer. In November 2015 one of the lift station’s motors, which pumps wastewater uphill for treatment, quit working. After an assessment was done, several other deficiencies with the lift station led to the decision of replacement. The city is in the process of finding funding for the project that is estimated to

cost $463,650. “The council is looking at DNR Clean Water Fund, it might not be the best fit so then they’ll look at other funding mechanisms as well,” said Anderson. In order to get the project rolling the city, with city council approval, will be covering the costs of the project until loan funding comes through. The benefit of the DNR loan is that it’s a principal forgiveness loan, where the city wouldn’t have to pay

back a portion of the loan. The summer construction on the lift station will not be visible to residents or visitors, as it is limited to the lift station location at the wastewater treatment facility. In addition, residents will not see any change in services during the construction process. “If we didn’t do the project they would see a change because eventually sewers would start backing up,” said Anderson.

Contact us @

Road closure planned WASHBURN COUNTY - Frank Scalzo, Washburn County Highway commissioner has announced that Pember Companies will begin the storm water roadwork on Monday, April 4, and continue through Thursday, May 26, on CTH MD from Grandview Resort south ap-

proximately one quarter mile. This portion of CTH MD will be closed with a detour planned, and signs during this construction for motorists to be able to follow. Please plan alternative routes during this time frame as no through traffic will be allowed. — from WCHD

Quiet spring election for Shell Lake School Board Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE - The election scene for the Shell Lake School Board is a quiet one this year. Voters will see two incumbent candidates on the Tuesday, April 5, ballot for two positions on the board.

Candidates on the ballot are Stuart Olson and Scott Smith. Olson is the current board chair, while this election marks the end of Smith’s one-year term on the board. Both positions have three-year terms. 

and I hate the word transparent because it’s been overused, but you want it to be open, you want to have open government and people want to know what’s going on,” she said. Olson is also the clerk/treasurer for the Town of Gull Lake, a position she has held since 2006. “I get a different perspective that way, than just the county part,” she said. When the position first became available, after some thought, Olson knew she had to try. And so, like every other candidate,

she applied, and was selected as a semi finalist. “I hadn’t had to do a resume, application or interview for 20 years so it was kind of different, going through that again,” she said, laughing. Overall Olson said everyone in the county is pretty happy about the appointment, perhaps Olson most of all. “I am excited about the possibilities, as far as what we can do,” she said.

Administrative coordinator/from page 1 an appointed official may be designated administrative coordinator, almost as an additional duty. According to Olson there are 15 other counties in the state operating in the same manner. Olson explained that the administrative coordinator position will involve coordinating all the county departments and act as a liaison between the state, the county board, the department heads and employees. The human resources part of the position involves keeping up on employ-

ment rules and regulations, and helping employees throughout their careers. Compensation for the additional duties was approved at $40,000 a year. “I believe that, for all county staff, keeping the county’s mission as the No. 1 goal each day will keep the county on the right path,” she said, adding that communications will be one of her concentrations. “I want to make sure people know what is going on. If there is information there I am going to get it out to them …


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Do we want this? William McGurn has an editorial in the Wall Street Journal to the effect that the soft despotism of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the progressive left is being ignored by the candidates and media over and against Donald Trump’s outbursts indicating that he’d like to rule. I agree that soft despotism has intruded into our lives and is continuing to take away our rights, liberties, and to dictate how we must live our lives. Soft despotism does not so much exhibit bombast, crowd-rousing speeches, jackboots or brown shirts, but entails bureaucracies and regulations. Those rules and regula-

tions are not determined by our elected representatives but rather by unelected bureaucrats that think they know better how citizens should live than the citizens themselves. These agencies make the rules, enforce them and adjudicate them. Due process for one caught in the maw of this process is nowhere to be found. This confluence of powers found in an individual or small group James Madison once called the very definition of tyranny. McGurn cites several instances of federal executive agency overreach: a) The IRS targeting of conservative groups prior to the 2012 presidential elec-

tion and the subsequent contempt of the IRS head John Koskinen to Congress’ attempt to investigate the unlawful targeting. b) The health and human services assault on the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic charity that runs homes for the elderly poor. HSS insists that these Sisters offer contraception coverage to all their employees or face $100 fines per employee per day, which is about $70 million per year. The Sisters have to hire attorneys to defend themselves against the government that has unlimited access to taxpayer money. Thankfully donations

are being made to help them. The HSS assault is not something Congress has approved nor does it appear to be constitutional. Clinton has stated that she will doubledown on Obama’s use of executive orders and use of federal agencies to end-run Congress and defy the people’s wishes to have her way. Do we want this? What freedoms are our kids and grandkids going to have? James Lewis Shell Lake

Benefits we deserve Senior citizens like Social Security. Many in our area rely on their monthly checks to keep them above the poverty level. Yet, since its inception in 1935, not many changes have been made in the program to update Social Security to help meet the challenges of the 21st Century. The result is that many of our young people do not think Social Security will be

alive and well when they retire. Right now, Social Security will be solvent until 2034. After that, benefits will be cut by nearly 25 percent if nothing is done to keep the program strong. Our children and grandchildren need to be assured that they will get the benefits they deserve. They need to know that when they work hard and pay into Social

Security that it will be there as promised. We are headed into a critical election year. Yet, we haven’t heard the candidates running for office talk much at all about updating Social Security. As voters, we need to require them to take a stand and tell us what they would do if elected. If you are wondering how your favorite candidate stands on this issue, I in-

vite you to go to the website to find out. See if you share their views and values. Let them know your thoughts. This is important to all of us. We need to do something before it is too late. Caryl Ligler Trego

Warning Warning! If you are a property owner with a wet spot on your land, do not vote for Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. As a DNR attorney, she wrote an attorney general’s opinion that the beds of all bodies of water in Wisconsin belong to the state.

What an off-the-wall opinion coming from someone who is supposed to be trained in logic. The opinion not only violates both the U.S. and state Constitutions regarding the taking of private property, it also violates a state statute concerning slander of title.

And this is the land the property owner probably has a warranty deed to and has been paying taxes on for many years. And not a single parcel claimed is recorded as to location or area in any courthouse. If she has so little regard to private rights as a DNR attorney, what other


private rights would she trample on as a Supreme Court justice? It is a frightful thought indeed! Rod Ripley Spooner

Final week for political letters

In general the Register welcomes letters to the editor but reserves the right to edit or to reject letters for any reason. Letters should be no longer than 400 words in length and contain the signature, address and telephone number of the author. All letter writers will be limited to one published letter per 30 days, with the exception of rebuttals. The number of exchanges between letter writers will be decided by the editor. Thank-you letters are most appropriately published in specially designed box ads. Vulgarity, racial slurs and other mean-spirited, insulting terms are not allowed. Complaints about businesses and individuals involving private matters will not be published. Letter writers should provide sources when citing facts. Opinions expressed in letters are not those of the newspaper but rather those of the individual, who is solely responsible for the letter’s content. Emailed letters are preferred. Letters may be emailed to or mailed to Washburn County Register, P.O. Box 455, Shell Lake, WI 54871

This is the final week letters regarding the April 5 election will be published.  The March 30 issue is reserved for letters from the candidates themselves wishing to clarify any information previously published in this paper regarding their stands on issues, etc.  - Editor

ACCIDENT REPORT On Friday, March 11, at approximately 6:50 p.m., Anne Madison, 52, Iron River, was southbound on Hwy. 53 in the Town of Trego when she hit a deer with the 2012 Chevy Impala she was driving. No injuries were reported. The vehicle had moderate damage to the front and front driver side. On Friday, March 11, at approximately 9:24 p.m., Jocelyn Carter, 18, Joliet, Ill., was northbound on Hwy. 53 in the Town of Spooner when she lost control of the 2003 Infiniti G35 she was driving. The vehicle slid for approximately 100 yards on its roof and rolled, coming to rest on its wheels. Carter suffered an incapacitating injury. The vehicle had very severe damage and was towed. Factors in the crash included excessive speed and inattentive driving.

The accident report states the vehicle was wanted for an unknown reason and that Carter was listed as a missing person. On Wednesday, March 16, at approximately 6:26 a.m., a 2014 Nissan Rogue registered to Jean Shanahan, 58, Cumberland, slid off Hwy. 63 just south of CTH J in the Town of Barronett. No injuries or damage were reported. The vehicle was removed from the ditch by a tow truck. On Wednesday, March 16, at approximately 7:47 a.m., Kendall Obermueller, 59, Minong, was loading his 2013 Ford F150 at the Trego Travel Center in the Town of Trego when the truck began to roll away. Obermueller attempted to run after the truck, but slipped and fell. The truck hit a parked semitrailer with its front end. The truck

had damage to the top of the hood, front end and passenger side fender. The semitrailer had minor damage. On Wednesday, March 16, at approximately 10:50 a.m., Phillip Soltis, 77, Shell Lake, had his 2012 Kia Optima slide into the ditch on Hwy. 63 just north of Brickyard Road in the Town of Barronett. There were no injuries or reportable damage in the accident. On Wednesday, March 16, at approximately 2:14 p.m., Aaron Sybers, 44, Spooner, was northbound on Hwy. 53 when the 1984 Buick LeSabre he was driving slid off the roadway, just south of Dilly Lake Road in the Town of Spooner. No injuries or damage were reported. On Wednesday, March 16, at approximately 4:01 p.m., Steven Thompson, 49, Shell Lake, was

northbound on Hwy. 53 when his 2011 Chevy Impala began to hydroplane on the slush-covered roadway and went into the ditch. No injuries or damage were reported. The vehicle was removed from the ditch by a tow truck. On Friday, March 18, at approximately 6:20 p.m., Walter Sleva, 57, Trego, was westbound on CTH F in the Town of Brooklyn when he lost control of the 2000 GMC Jimmy he was driving. The vehicle went into the ditch, struck a tree and possibly overturned. Sleva was not injured but his vehicle had very severe damage to the front, top and passenger side. The vehicle was towed due to damage. — Danielle Danford with information from Washburn County Sheriff’s Office

County board members recognized Seven county board members were recognized for their service and retirement from their positions on the Washburn County Board at its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 15. District 19, the southwest portion of the city of Spooner, faces no representation on the county board if a write-in candidate is not found on ballots. Shown (L to R): Steven Fluffy Sather, District 19; Anthony Baier, District 18; David Wilson, District 11; Greg Krantz, District 13; Larry Ford, District 17; Terry Leckel Jr., District 21; and Clay Halverson, District 10. — Photo by Danielle Danford

The Register is a cooperative-owned newspaper


New location for Shell Lake Auto Body Danielle Danford |Staff writer SHELL LAKE - Approval by the Shell Lake City Council has sealed plans for Shell Lake Auto Body’s new location. The shop, which is currently located on Hwy. 63 in Shell Lake across from Shell Lake Marine, will be moving to Industrial Avenue. Scott Farley, owner of Shell Lake Auto Body, said they hope to move into the vacant building at 230 Industrial Ave. next to Northern Lakes Vet Clinic within the next month and a half. “People are welcome to stop by and check the place out,” said Farley, once the move is complete. The new location pro-

Shell Lake Auto Body will be moving to a new location in the city of Shell Lake. The auto body shop will continue to provide the same level of service to customers in its new location. — Photo by Danielle Danford

vides more space, something the business has outgrown at its current location. Shell Lake Auto Body will continue to provide the same level of service in its new location. “I am looking forward to welcoming a new person in the neighborhood. I am glad Mr. Farley is going to be occupying the building there,” said Eric Stone, owner of Northern Lakes Vet Clinic. The city council’s approval carries a caveat that in the event vehicles and parts are stored outside they will be screened. The request was approved on a unanimous voice vote.

Clean Boats, Clean Waters workshop set SPOONER - The Washburn County Land and Water Conservation Department is hosting a free Clean Boats, Clean Waters workshop on Saturday, April 16. The workshop will be held from 9 – 11

a.m. at the Spooner Ag Station, W6646 Hwy. 70, Spooner. Through this program, citizens are trained to be watercraft inspectors by educating boaters and anglers about aquatic

invasive species such as Eurasian water milfoil and zebra mussels at local boat landings. Participants will receive handson training of invasive species identification. Instructions on how to organize a

volunteer inspection program will also be discussed. To register, please contact Lisa Burns at 715-468-4654 or email lburns@ — from WCLWCD

Hospice volunteer training available in Rice Lake RICE LAKE - The Lakeview Medical Center Hospice care program will offer hospice volunteer training to begin Monday, April 4. Classes are held every Monday and Thursday, 5:30-8 p.m., through

April 28. Training is provided free of charge. Hospice volunteers are men and women of all ages and backgrounds who give a few hours a week to assist the ter-

minally ill and their loved ones within the program. Individuals interested in becoming a hospice volunteer must complete the 20hour training program. Preregistration is

required. Please call 715-236-6255 to register or for more information. — from LMC

yelled out “Stop! That’s enough!” At this point other teachers arrived to assist the assaulted teacher. Sybers arrived and instructed the student, who was playing a game on his cell phone, to get up. The student addressed Sybers in an aggressive tone stating, “(Expletive) you, I’m not getting up.” The student eventually complied with Sybers’ orders and, as Sybers attempted to handcuff the youth, the student punched Sybers in the stomach. As Sybers escorted the now-handcuffed student out of the school, the student continued to try and pull away from Sybers. The student was placed in the back

of the police squad. Sybers returned to the middle school and was informed by the principal that there was a second incident requiring Sybers’ attention. After dealing with the second incident, Sybers transported the student to the sheriff’s department. Upon arrival at the sheriff’s department the student was placed with social services. A juvenile referral was made for battery, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. According to Sybers, the police department is called to deal with law enforcement situations at the Siren School “about three or four times a week.” — from the Inter-County Leader

AREA NEWS AT A GLANCE CUMBERLAND - Cumberland firefighter Lt. Dean Bergstrom was named Wisconsin State Firefighters Association Firefighter of the Year. He was bestowed this honor on Saturday, March 12, at the association’s annual convention and banquet. Bergstrom was nominated for his leadership of the department’s fire prevention group. — from the Cumberland Advocate ••• SIREN - According to village of Siren Police reports, an “out-of-control” 13-year-old student, upset that he had to do schoolwork, physically assaulted a female middle school teacher in a hallway inside the school on Thursday, March 3. The student also physically assaulted Siren Police Chief Christopher Sybers, as Sybers tried to restrain him. The teacher was instructing the student when he became upset with having to do assigned schoolwork. The student slammed his book shut and was escorted by the teacher out of the classroom. The

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners March 14 - $35 Kerry Swan, Shell Lake March 15 - $35 Bev Grocke, Sarona March 16 - $35 Bob Kidder, Shell Lake March 17 - $35 Russel Furchtenicht, Sarona March 18 - $35 Harry Dahlstrom, Shell Lake

Silver Shears Salon

Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio


Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station

2015 High Low Precip. March 14 60 34 March 15 58 29 March 16 60 41 March 17 55 24 .05” rain March 18 42 25 March 19 46 26 March 20 48 31 2016 High Low Precip. March 14 59 40 .11” rain March 15 52 44 March 16 51 32 1.8” snow rain mix March 17 34 31 1.5” snow rain mix March 18 38 28 .1” snow March 19 35 24 March 20 43 18

teacher led the student to an empty classroom that would serve as a sort of quiet, safe space for the student. As the teacher was struggling to find her keys to the classroom the student became upset and kicked the closed door. “Why the (expletive) don’t you have your keys?” the student yelled. The student then took a swing at the teacher who blocked the blow by holding up a textbook. According to the police report, the student pushed the teacher twice into the door frame. The teacher, who described the look on the student’s face as “intense,”

Register memories

compiled by Suzanne Johnson

1956 – 60 Years Ago

1976 – 40 Years Ago

• Shell Lake Girl Scouts, dressed as bunnies, sold lilies to raise funds for the Easter Seal campaign. A total of $70 was collected. Taking part in the sale were Carol Frey, Ruth Ann Rohlick, Carol Gronning, Barbara Rohlick, Judee Morey, Vickie Andrea, Cynthia Nelson, Cherrie Andrea, Judy Bachelor and Rose Frey. • The following were called for induction in the armed forces: Edward Wigchers, Earl; George Graham, Lampson; and Dennis Dahl, Shell Lake. Men called to take their physical examinations were Eddie Stariha and Everett Rounce, Shell Lake; and Donald Okonek, Harold Hoecherl and Darrel Snell, Spooner. • Reported in the Madge News, “They say spring was just around the corner. It must be a large corner as the first day of spring is here and two feet of snow is on the ground.” • Mrs. Garnhart accompanied Shell Lake students Betty Furchtenicht, Reynold Rydberg, Bill Taubman, Carl Duch, Karen Swan and Cathy Mackay to the district forensic contest in Eau Claire.

• The Shell Lake Hospital Auxiliary donated $1,505 to help purchase new orthopedic equipment at the hospital. • Participating in the Washburn County Genealogical Society meeting were Sharon Tarr, president, Mrs. Tom Haseltine, Mrs. Cy Atkinson, Mrs. Walter Hoar, Mrs. Audrey Graham, Mrs. Joyce Sigler, Mrs. Henry Rydberg and Mrs. Ruby Anderson. • A $100 reward was being offered by the city of Shell Lake for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who was responsible for the bomb scare at the high school. • Mrs. Mabel Allen, Mrs. Olivia Johnson and Mrs. Ann Warder returned home after touring some southern states for two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Oran Plahn returned home after spending a month with their daughter and family in Chatsworth, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Clint DesJardins and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Meyers returned home after spending a month in Fort Pierce, Fla.

1966 – 50 Years Ago

• Most of northern Wisconsin was digging out from under 14-plus inches of snow. • Winner of the fastest pie eater title in the Palace Theatre pie-eating contest was Tom Bitney of Shell Lake. In just a matter of seconds, Tom demolished a 10-inch cherry pie, to the amazement of the other contestants, Tim Thompson, Don Bauer, Joe Rich, Gloria Daniels and Gary Lindenberg. • A wedding shower was given at the Gerald Besse home for Susan Bennett, the new Mrs. Michael Thomas. The shower was given by Susan Besse, Anita Nelson, Darlene Hopke and Lois Johnson. • Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wennerberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bennewitz, Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Furchtenicht and Tyke Magnusson helped Lyle Caldwell celebrate his birthday with a tote dinner and a birthday cake.

1986 – 30 Years Ago

• An early-morning fire destroyed a central feed storage area of the Shell Lake Feed Mill owned by Clyde Tillung. Tillung said the area that burned had six storage bins containing various types of cattle feed valued at $150 to $300 per ton. He estimated that area had 40 to 45 tons in the bins. As the fire siren was out of order, firemen had to be notified by telephone. • Dudley and Dolores Livingston were the guests of honor when their children gave them a surprise 25th wedding anniversary party at the home of Bernie and Donna Fox. • Helen Bushey celebrated her 103rd birthday. • The March 19 birth of Jasmine Mary to John and Kathleen Dahlstrom was announced.

1996 – 20 Years Ago

• Shell Lake residents were digging out after 21 inches of snow fell.

• Rollie and Margo Schaefer, owners of The Maple Sugar Ranch, served maple syrup snow cones and other goodies at their sugaring-off party where more than 300 visitors toured their maple syrup operation. • Attending the Youth Authors’ Conference in Rice Lake were Shell Lake elementary students Daniel Smith, Allison Campbell, Trisha Shafer, Julie Scheu, Melissa Murphy, Tiffany Spears, Laura Alt, Christopher Hanna and Emily Bakker. • Shell Lake students earning AllLakeland Conference honors were Jessica Dahlstrom, second team basketball; Trisha Williams, honorable mention basketball; Jeff Naglosky, wrestling; Becky Schultz, honorable mention basketball; Caleb Melton, wrestling; Scott Witte, second team basketball; and Trevor Krantz, second team basketball.

2006 – 10 Years Ago

• In the mayoral and council elections for the city of Shell Lake, David Zeug and Jim Karl were running for mayor, as Mayor Larry Fletcher had decided not to run after his two terms were up. Dan Hubin and Connie Graff were running for Zeug’s vacated Ward 2 council seat as Zeug chose to vacate his seat in order to run for mayor. Don Guzik was running against current alderperson Mike Pesko in Ward 1. • Shell Lake sophomore Corrine Kusilek was named to the all-conference basketball team. Britt Dahlstrom was named alternate. • Named representatives to Badger Girls and Badger Boys from Shell Lake were Hannah Gronning and alternate Hanna Christ, and Dylan Hubin and alternate Kelly Kidder. • Representing Shell Lake at state competition in forensics in Madison were Alex Mentele, Aurora Pollei, Rob VanSelus, Jenna Rock, Kenna Organ, Jen Haack and Nikki Scheu.


Schuster and NWRPC honored for outstanding support SPOONER - An Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award was presented to Myron Schuster, retired executive director of the Northwest Regional Planning Commission, on Wednesday, March 16. An ESGR Patriot Award is the highest honor bestowed upon an individual supervisor for support to service members of the National Guard and Reserve. Jeff Dietrich, loan program manager at NWRPC, nominated Schuster for the award in 2015 for unmatched flexibility and consideration in support of Dietrich’s service in the Army Reserve. The Northwest Regional Planning Commission was also recognized for its commitment in upholding the Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support Citizen Warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed. The Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve that NWRPC makes pledges that the organization will fully recognize, honor and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act; as well as equipping managers and supervisors with knowledge and Receiving the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award are (L to R): Myron Schuster, retired Northwest tools to support Guard and Reserve members, while fully recRegional Planning Commission executive director; Jeff Dietrich, loan program manager; Tim Kessler, ESGR; and Sheldon ognizing and supporting our country’s service members and Johnson, NWRPC executive director. — Photo submitted their families in peace, in crisis and in war. — from NWRPC


Thursday, March 24 • The Shell Lake American Legion meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Veterans Hall, 408 1st St. • Shell Lake VFW meeting, 7 p.m., Shell Lake Veterans Hall, 408 1st St. Friday, March 25 • Ecumenical prayer walk starting at 11 a.m. at the Shell Lake High School flagpole. Walk will go past various businesses and churches, ending at the 1 p.m. Good Friday service at Shell Lake United Methodist Church. Walk held weather permitting. • Knights of Columbus Holy Trinity Council 5397 smelt and fish fry, St. Francis School auditorium, 300 Oak St., Spooner, 4-7 p.m. • Washburn County Genealogical Society meeting, 1:30 p.m. at city hall meeting room, library building, 501 1st St., Shell Lake. There will be a genealogy program at the end of the meeting. The public is welcome to attend. Saturday, March 26 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m., Shell Lake 3-12 School, for children up to 10 years old. • Sixth-annual Spooner Golf Club 10,000-plus Easter egg hunt for ages 0-12, 11:30 a.m., driving range with Spooner High School parking lot being the alternative located if needed. Tuesday, March 29 • Pipeline first responders meeting,  5:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. Wednesday, March 30 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner.

715-635-7272 • Custom Tile • Window Coverings

Building on Elm Street. Tickets 9 a.m. Distribution 9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. Contact 715-635-9309, 715-468Friday, April 1 4017 or 715-222-4410. • Washburn County HCE meeting, 9:30 a.m., UWMonday, April 11 Extension meeting room, Spooner. • Dining at 5, Friendship Commons, Shell Lake. • The Barronett Dragons 4-H Club will present “Little Nell and the Mortgage Foreclosure” at the Barronett Call  715-468-4750, 24 hours in advance to make reservation. Community Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 Monday, April 4 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 a.m. p.m. at the lodge. • Shell Lake Book Club, 6 p.m., Lakeview Bar and • Dining at 5, Minong. Call 715-466-4448, 24 hours in Grill. advance to make reservation. Wednesday, April 13 Thursday, April 7 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Church, Spooner. Call 715-520-7999. Donations accepted. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support • Railroad Memories Museum Board of Directors Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church meeting,  1 p.m., Spooner City Hall. All volunteers in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic welcome. Thursday, April 14 Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m.All welcome. • Job Fair 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at WITC Conference Center, Donations accepted. 1900 College Drive, Rice Lake. Free admission. Special • 8th-annual WITC Tastefully Offering Academic hiring period for veterans and prejob-fair workshop Scholarships Together wine and beer tasting event, 5:30-8 attendees from 10 - 11 a.m. Register online at duffyhouse. p.m., The HUB at WITC-Rice Lake. All proceeds go gov. toward WITC Foundation scholarships and student • Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake support. Hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and raffles. Community Center. Thursday, April 7 & Friday, April 8 Saturday, April 16 • Spooner Area Blood Drive 1-7 p.m., Thursday; and  • Community garage sale at the Barronett Community 8 a.m. - 1 pm. Friday, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Center. Spooner.  To schedule an appointment please call 800Monday, April 18 733-2767 or go online to and search by • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Sponsor Code: Spooner.  Driver’s license or blood donor Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner.  card is required to donate. • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 Saturday, April 9 p.m., at the lodge. • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction • Dining at 5, Spooner Senior Citizens. Call 715-635with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed 8283, 24 hours in advance for reservations. Tuesday, April 19 • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group,  8-9:30 a.m. For more information, call715-6354669. Wednesday, April 20 • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees DEBRA NEBEL, OWNER meeting, 4 p.m., at the library. The public is welcome. 246 Industrial Blvd. • Shell Lake, WI 54871 Thursday, April 21 Studio Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - Noon • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school Studio: 715-468-2232 library. Baby-sitting available. Massage Therapy • Acupuncture • Reiki • Washburn County Historical Society Board of Directors meeting, 4 p.m., Hewitt Building, Shell • Counseling Services • Fitness Classes • Reflexology Lake Museum Complex. Public is welcome. For more • Spa Services • Honey • 24/7 Equipment Memberships information, call 715-468-2982. 51tfc






THE QUALITY HOME HEALTH AGENCY FOR YOU! Providing Skilled Nursing Services and Home Health Care 24 Hours A Day • 7 Days A Week





YOUR AD COULD BE HERE! Stop In And See Us At The Newspaper Office In Lake Mall!


715-468-2314 Office Hours Are Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.


SHELL LAKE CLINIC family healthcare people

715-468-2711 715-349-2910 105 4TH AVE. SHELL LAKE, WI





Where Great Floors Begin

W7111 Luther Road • Hwy. 63 South • Spooner



Bring In Your Blueprints For A Free Estimate



JERRY RYDBERG (CELL) 715-520-2768 (PHONE) 715-468-2768 (FAX) 715-468-4085

New • Remodel • Repair • Septic • Heating Insured • 20 Years’ Experience MPL 223444

W9304 Woodyard Road


• Hardwood & Laminate • Carpet-Vinyl


Shell Lake, WI 54871


• Windows • Patio Doors • Entry Doors





Bashaw Valley Farm and Greenhouse to host Mini Master Gardener Short Course SHELL LAKE - UW-Extension’s North Country Master Gardener Association and Bashaw Valley Farm and Greenhouse will be hosting their popular Mini Master Gardener Short Course for youth and their families on Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. until noon at Bashaw Valley Farm and Greenhouse on Hwy. 63 north of Shell Lake. Master Gardener Volunteers will provide hands-on demonstrations and learning activities that are sure to be a hit with young, budding gardeners and their adult guests.  All youth participants will receive their own garden kit, complete with seeds, pots, transplants and potting soil.  A special gift will also be given to each family.   Participants will explore the secrets of soil, seed starting and germination, roots, shoots, buds and sprouts, practical paper pots and tomato transplants.  Refreshments and tours of Bashaw Valley greenhouses and fruit orchards included if time is allowed and participants are interested.

All youth age 5 and up are welcome to attend. Cost to participate is $5 per youth, or $10 for two or more youth participants.  Adults 18 and older are free; however they must be accompanied by a paid youth.  UW-Extension’s North Country Master Gardener Volunteer Association, Bashaw Valley Farm and Greenhouse, and the UW-Extension Area Agriculture Agents Office sponsor this event.  For more information and to preregister contact Kevin Schoessow, area agriculture development agent for Burnett, Washburn and Sawyer counties, or Lorraine Toman at 800-5281914 or 715-635-3506.  Space is limited.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 30. — from UWEXT Steve Degner of Bashaw Valley Farm and Greenhouse explains seed planting at last year’s Mini Master Gardener Short Course. This year’s event is set for Saturday, April 2. — Photo submitted

Applications for ICHC scholarship available SHELL LAKE - Applications are now available for the Indianhead Community Health Care Inc. scholarship. Each year, ICHC presents a scholarship to a senior or graduate of Shell Lake High School who will be pursuing a career in the health-care field.

Applications may be picked up and returned to the Shell Lake High School guidance office. Deadline for the applications is Friday, May 6. For more information, call Joni Parker, 715-468-7393. — from ICHC

Space available in Head Start

SPOONER - Indianhead Community Action Agency Washburn County Head Start is a preschool program that serves all of Washburn County, including children in the Spooner and Shell Lake school districts. Head Start students have a safe and healthy environment to learn about nutrition, health and safety while developing lifelong skills and promoting social competency. Children do all kinds of things each day, including choosing his/her own activities within the planned curriculum, small-group learning activities with other children, eating meals, toothbrushing, handwashing and other healthy habits, large-group activities with other children,

daily outdoor play or large-motor activities inside during inclement weather. The Head Start program offers half-day preschool with morning and afternoon sessions, four days per week, with two meals each day, and transportation provided when possible. This program is free of charge. The program also promotes family involvement through monthly family fun and educational activities. There are still openings available for the 2016-2017 school year. All children ages 3 to 5 are encouraged to apply. For more information or to schedule an appointment to complete an application, please call 715-635-2757. — from ICAA Head Start

Start Here - Finish Here open house at UWBC set RICE LAKE - Start Here – Finish Here is the theme of the upcoming UW-Barron County open house to be held Wednesday evening, March 30. The open house is designed to answer individual questions for returning adult students who are thinking about starting or completing a UW degree through on-campus and online courses. The open house will run from 6-7:30 p.m. Activities begin in the UWBC Commons, followed by a campus tour and a brief overview of the associate degree and the new Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree, and conclude with individualized career/degree advice or appointments. Students have many options at UWBC. Blended course format combines in-class and online instruction, making it possible to attend class one or two nights a week. Students select courses and develop essential skills that fit their work or personal goals. Attendees will be offered vouchers for a future math and/or English refresh


Shell Lake State Bank A FULL SERVICE BANK 1rtfc




Your Locally Owned & Controlled Bank

Shell Lake: 715-468-7858 Spooner: 715-635-7858 Minong: 715-466-1061 Stone Lake: 715-957-0082 Sarona: 715-469-3331


• Library Fun For Little Ones, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Shell Lake Public Library. Stories, craft and a snack. No age minimum or maximum for participants. Thursday & Monday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program, see listing above. Friday & Saturday: Washburn County Research Room at the historical museum, Shell Lake, open by appointment. Call 715-6352319. ••• Domestic abuse and sexual assault are crimes. TimeOut provides free, confidential victim support, call 715-635-5245. •••

The Genealogy Society Research Room at 206-1/2 2nd Ave., museum Hewitt Building, Shell Lake, is closed for the winter. Phone 715-635-7937 for information. •••

Shell Lake Alano Club Meetings on CTH B, 2 blocks off Hwy. 63. All meetings are nonsmoking.

SILVER TIP EXCAVATING Septic Systems - Soil Test - Basement Excavation Water Line - Site Prep - Driveways - Food Plots

Free Estimates - Licensed & Insured Aaron Nielsen #220009, 715-645-0744 Ayric Nielsen #231330, 715-645-2503


Unique art and craftwork by over 200 artists.

N961 Leach Lake Rd. Barronett, WI 54813

260 Industrial Blvd. • Shell Lake, WI 54871 Phone 715-468-4122 1rtfc


1/2 Mile South Of Shell Lake On Hwy. 63

We help you make smart investment choices.

United Ag Co-op - Shell Lake C-Store 715-468-2302

Talk to David Ford today.

715-635-3136 Located at

219 River Street Spooner, WI 54801

David P. Ford


Securities offered through Securities America, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory Services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc. David P. Ford and Lynn McDowell, Representatives. Not FDIC Insured, No Bank Guarantee, May Lose Value. 1rtfc

Sunday 10 a.m. AA 6 p.m. NA Open Monday Noon AA Open 7 p.m. Al-Anon Closed Tuesday Noon AA Closed 7 p.m. AA Closed Wednesday 1 p.m. AA Open 7 p.m. NA Open Thursday 1 p.m. AA Closed Friday 2 p.m. AA Closed 7 p.m. AA Open Saturday Noon AA Closed Fourth Saturday of every month, Pin Night with 5:30 p.m. potluck and 7 p.m. meeting. Closed meetings are for only that group. AA - Alcoholics Anonymous. GA - Gamblers Anonymous. NA - Narcotics Anonymous. Al-Anon - is for relatives and friends of alcoholics.


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.

workshop, which are designed to introduce students to a positive learning environment at UWBC. The BAAS is a great option for students with a UW-Barron County or Wisconsin Technical College associate degree who need a bachelor’s degree to advance at work or get started in a new career direction. The BAAS combines on-campus core courses with online courses from up to six UW partners. Professional experience through service learning, internship and a capstone project are features of the degree. To register for the Start Here - Finish Here open house, contact UWBC student services at 715-234-8176, ext. 1, or email Prospective students can also arrange a customized appointment by calling 715-234-8176, prompt No. 1, or emailing – from UWBC

Bait & Tackle Headquarters Your Convenient Pet, Bird And Livestock Store & So Much More Full-Service Deli • Convenience Store Open 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. 7 Days A Week



Residential Commercial

Tom Dahlstrom


Licensed & Insured



Job fair to offer special time for veterans RICE LAKE - Congressman Sean Duffy is hosting a job fair in conjunction with the Barron County Veterans Service Office, Wisconsin Job Center – Barron County, the Office of Veterans Services, Wisconsin Veterans Affairs and WITC. The job fair is Thursday, April 14, from

Open house held at Meadowview

11 a.m. - 3 p.m., at WITC Conference Center, 1900 College Drive, Rice Lake. Admission is free and there is a special hiring period for veterans and pre-job-fair workshop attendees from 10 - 11 a.m. Register online at — from WCVSO

Natural Landscaping for Pollinators presentation to be held at Hunt Hill SARONA - Would you like to learn how to attract more birds and butterflies to your property? Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary in Sarona will be hosting Natural Landscaping for Pollinators from 10 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 2.  Ideas will be presented on how to landscape a yard or property to make it friendlier to native pollinators, like monarch butterflies and ruby-throated hummingbirds. Sarah Boles, of Northern Native Plantscapes, will outline the importance of pollinators and how to help

them feel at home. Participants will come away from this workshop with new ideas and native flower seeds to start their own projects at home. Registration is required by Wednesday, March 30. The cost is $18 per person. For Hunt Hill members, it is $15 per person. For more information, call Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary at 715-635-6543, email, or visit hunthill. org. — from Hunt Hill

Safety training program for local first responders offered SHELL LAKE - Enbridge is sponsoring first responder training program in Shell Lake at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, at the Shell Lake Community Center. The free event includes a complimentary meal and incident exercise for emergency responders in the community. This training program will involve a virtual incident exercise and discussion, leak recognition and response, product hazards and characteristics, safety initiatives, pipeline purpose and reliability,

and defining high-consequence areas. The training is targeted to emergency responders, excavators and public officials. The program’s goal is to also establish and enhance a communication network between local emergency responders, pipeline operators and gas distribution companies. Those interested in participating are asked to register for the meeting at — with submitted information

NSTC teens bring “Macbeth” to life RICE LAKE - Teen actors at Northern Star Theatre Company will portray kings and commoners, assassins, heroic men and strong women in “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” a chilling tale of unchecked ambition and betrayal, strange prophecies, regicide and absolute power. “The Tragedy of Macbeth” is sponsored by Haack Orthodontics with additional support from Business & Estate Advisers. Performances are April 6-9 at 7 p.m.

and April 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at or by leaving a voice message on line 1 at 715-736-4444. Purchased tickets may be picked up at the ticket office one hour before show time each night. Bob’s Bistro is open one hour before show time for light suppers, beverages and dessert. The Northern Star Theatre Company is located at 104 S. Main St. in Rice Lake. — from NSTC

Festival committee looking for members SPOONER - The Washburn County Family Festival Committee has begun organizing this year’s event. New committee members are welcome to join in the planning process. The committee will meet several times between now and June 4 and once more following the event. The committee also invites any agency, organization or business to participate in the family festival. Each booth shall have a family/child-friendly activity, provide their own materials, supplies, handouts,

On hand to welcome guests and answer questions on Saturday, March 19, during an open house at Meadowview were Jean Kissak, board member; Tom Cusick, board chair; and Sue Weathers, administrator. — Photo by Danielle Danford SHELL LAKE - An open house was held Saturday, March 19, providing a tour of the newest senior housing duplex in Shell Lake. The first Meadowview duplex was constructed during the mid-1990s and is located near the Glenview Assisted Living Complex. Meadowview provides housing for seniors 55-plus. Duplexes have been added as the need has grown. There are currently eight duplexes that serve 16 family units. Meadowview tenants appreciate the floor plans that were designed

especially for seniors. They also enjoy the outside snow removal and lawn care that is provided by the staff. Lin Weathers, project manager, extends gratitude to the TH Inc. Board members for their interest and oversight of the newest duplex project. Board members are Tom Cusick, board chair; Deb Nebel, vice chair; Dave Haroldson, secretarytreasurer; and members Jean Kissack, Arlys Santiago and Bill Smith. — with submitted information

Technology to help obtain vital records To be implemented in January 2017 SHELL LAKE - Renee Bell, acting Washburn County register of deeds, announces effective Jan. 1, 2017, residents may no longer have to travel to other counties to obtain their vital records. Vital record events include: birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates. Currently, residents have to travel to the county in which the event occurred, order by mail, or order online with a credit card to receive their records. The ability to obtain these records will ultimately be easier than ever. With new technology and a statewide database, this longtime vision of the register of deeds office will become a reality. If an event occurred in the state of Wisconsin, a person may be able to walk

into any Wisconsin register of deeds office to pick up his or her vital record. At the onset in 2017, there will be limitations since not all of the records will be in the state database. Births from 1994, deaths from Sept. 1, 2013, and marriages from May 18, 2015, to present will be available statewide. Older records will become available as the state vital records office completes back scanning and indexing projects. Bell wants to emphasis that not all records will be available at the implementation of this service. It may take a few years for every vital record to be available statewide, but register of deeds is working hard toward that goal. Bell advises people to call ahead to inquire about the records available prior to coming into the office. The Washburn County register of deeds phone number is 715-468-4616. — from WCRD

Change of season

etc., and remember that everything is free for all families in attendance. There are no sales, alcohol, tobacco or drugs allowed. Exhibitors are not limited to Washburn County. The Washburn County Family Festival will be held rain or shine on Saturday, June 4, beginning at 11 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. All questions may be directed to Lakeland Family Resource Center at 715635-4669. — from LFRC

Senior lunch menu Monday, March 28: Salisbury steak, au gratin potatoes, corn, peaches. Tuesday, March 29: Salmon loaf sweet potato hash, cauliflower, cherry pie. Wednesday, March 30: Spaghetti bake, roasted brussels sprouts, garlic bread, ice cream. Thursday, March 31: Sloppy joe on a bun, cottage cheese, steamed peas, dessert bar. Friday, April 1: Pork roast, au gratin potatoes, Asian coleslaw, baked apples.

Meal reservations must be made at least In Wisconsin there are two seasons, winter and road construction. Look for road construction 24 hours in advance, call your senior center as the roads are in bad shape coming out of the winter. The unusually wet fall contributed to the to confirm. Menu is subject to change. All problem as frost heaves are destroying the blacktop. This section of Industrial Park in Shell Lake meals served with milk and bread. is closed to local truck and bus traffic. A part of Hilltop Road in the Town of Bashaw is closed for all traffic. The potholes and fixing them will put a financial strain on local towns. — Photo by Larry Samson


CESA 11 hosts first-ever Mental Health Summit TURTLE LAKE - On Monday, March 7, CESA 11 in Turtle Lake hosted its first Mental Health Summit. The summit was developed out of a desire by the 39 school districts in the CESA 11 region to support regional networking around meeting the mental health and well-being needs of students and staff in their districts. Breakout sessions featured Dr. Clayton Cook, a professionally published researcher and professor from the University of Minnesota, the Fond du Lac School District and Community Coalition, the Polk County Mental Health Task Force, Hazelden Foundation, and Carol Zabel from the Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Center. In addition, representatives from New Richmond, Rice Lake, Menomonie, St. Croix Falls and River Falls school districts all presented on program implementation in their districts. A member of the Shell Lake School staff was among 110 participants from 33 school districts and four county agencies. For further information about this CESA 11 event or future planning please contact Danette Hopke, 715-986-2020, ext. 2147. — from CESA 11

Dr. Clayton Cook addresses the audience at the Mental Health Summit held Monday, March 7, in Turtle Lake. — Photo submitt

Birchwood students focus on fitness

Hodgett earns CETL designation SHELL LAKE - Josiah Hodgett, technology coach for the School District of Shell Lake, recently earned the Certified Education Technology Leader designation by passing a rigorous certification exam. The CETL certification, awarded by the Consortium for School Networking, signifies that Hodgett has mastered the knowledge and skills needed to bring 21st century technology to K-12 school systems. “Earning the Certified Education Technology Leader certification demonstrates a commitment to bringing 21st century learning to our nation’s schools. Because of the CETL recertification requirements, certified leaders pledge to stay current in this ever-changing field of education technology,” said Keith Krueger, CAE, chief executive officer of CoSN. To become certified, the candidate must have demonstrated experience in the education technology field and pass a comprehensive two-part examination based on the 10 skill areas in CoSN’s framework of essential skills of the K-12 CTO. Once the CETL certification is earned, the ed tech professional must complete 60 hours of professional development activities every three years to maintain the designation. The CETL certification is awarded by the Consortium for School Networking. Founded in 1992, CoSN is the premier

Birchwood High School phy ed students recently took a field trip to Rice Lake’s TRX Band fitness workout center. The focus of the course, called Fit for Life, is keeping healthy, not just as a teenager, but all through the years.   Shown working out are Birchwood seniors Katie Hartung and Nathan Widiker. — Photo submitted Josiah Hodgett. — Photo submitted professional association for school system technology leaders and its mission is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. CoSN is committed to providing the leadership, community and advocacy tools essential for the success of these leaders. — from Shell Lake Schools

Scholarships available RICE LAKE - Incoming freshmen, continuing, transferring and return-to-learn UWBC students are now eligible to apply for scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. Scholarships are provided by the UW-Barron County Foundation scholarship program. New freshmen who have been admitted for the fall 2016 semester by Monday, April 4, are eligible and encouraged to apply for scholarships totaling nearly

$11,000 with award amounts ranging from $250 to $1,000. The deadline for new freshmen to submit completed scholarship application forms is Monday, April 4. There are up to 45 scholarships available for UWBC continuing students totaling over $25,000 and two scholarships totaling up to $1,700 for students transferring from UW-Barron County. The deadline for continuing and transfer students to apply for scholarships is also April 4.

Adults starting or returning to college are eligible to apply for return-to-learn scholarships. Currently there are 10 scholarships available at varying amounts, for differing academic terms. It should be noted that half of the total scholarship award amount is paid at the beginning of each semester in the 20162017 academic year. For a scholarship listing, criteria and application form go to

The Washburn County Register Newspaper Office Will Be Closed Friday, March 25

As your mayor, I would like to thank you for the generous support you have given me these past six years. I would appreciate your continued confidence by voting for me on April 5, 2016

Sally Peterson Mayor, City of Shell Lake

643028 31-32r


Lake Mall Shell Lake, WI 715-468-2314

scholarships or visit the UWBC student services office. The UWBC Foundation’s scholarship program is funded through the generous support of area businesses, individuals, civic organizations and UW-Barron County faculty and staff. For more information, contact the foundation office at 715-234-8176, ext. 5503, or — from UWBC

642731 32-33rp

Authorized and paid for by Sally Peterson



n Feb. 2, people focus on whether or not the groundhog will see his shadow. They use this indicator to predict how much winter will remain before we experience spring. Some people may use the Easter Bunny to tell whether or not it is spring. Using either of these animals to predict spring may be a bit unreliable. Some people use the appearance of the robin to indicate spring. On Monday, March 7, Albert Stouffer stopped into the Register office and commented that he had seen his first robin of the season. Usually I am one of the last people to see a robin in the spring. I did better this year as I spotted eight of them on my front lawn Tuesday, March 8. That same day, Pauline Lawrence of Dewey Country called to say that she, too, had spotted a robin. This year Easter Sunday will be celebrated on March 27. This is earlier than last year’s April 5. In 2017, Easter Sunday will be April 16.

Easter and spring Beyond the office door Suzanne Johnson Each year people of the Christian faith celebrate Jesus’ birth on Dec. 25. Perhaps you have wondered why the celebration of his death and resurrection move around on the calendar. The reason Easter falls on a different date each year is because Easter is scheduled to fall on the Sunday that follows the full moon on or after March 21, also known as the spring

equinox. When our calendar states that it is spring, our weather doesn’t always feel like spring. This year, the warmer temperatures and the lack of snow have given us hope that spring arrived early. Some Easters we are able to shed our heavy outerwear and burst forth in our bright, spring clothing. We wear our open-toed shoes. Then there are those years when we need our heavy outerwear and our clunky winter boots. Easter isn’t about what to wear or what the weather will be. Easter is a time of celebration. My spirituality is based on the Christian faith. I believe in Jesus Christ’s birth, death and resurrection. The quote that I am sharing was written by author Susan Coolidge, “Earth’s saddest day and gladdest day were only three days apart.”

Gifts of flowers from Longfellow he celebrated poets of his time did not wish to “Evangeline” is a sad tale of the forced removal of T include the poetry of Mr. Longfellow as worthy the Acadians from Nova Scotia. They then became the Old wife’s of their literary world. It seems they considered his Cajuns of Louisiana. A treasured copy of the book, work just something for the children, or the lower “Evangeline,” was given to me by a friend who had tales classes. Very little of their literary poetry survives. It been a grade school teacher. She told me a boy who is the poems of the fellow they wrote off as unworthy that live on. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born Feb. 27, 1807, in Portland, Maine. He studied there and at Bowdoin, in Brunswick, Maine. He was the second of eight children. His ancestry went back to the 1600s in England. His grandfather, Peleg Wadsworth, was a general in the American Revolutionary War. His other grandfather was a jurist and his family were founders of the college. His father was a lawyer. Henry was surrounded by books, so it was natural that by the time he was 13 years old he was writing poetry and had a poem published in the Portland Gazette. He graduated fourth in his class in 1825 and gave the commencement address. Henry wanted to be a professor at Bowdoin and there was an opening for a language teacher. They told him he could be a full professor if he went to Europe to experience foreign languages among the people there. He went to Europe in 1826 to learn French, Italian and Spanish. He became a professor in Maine, but he had to go again to Europe in the study of languages for Harvard. He married his first wife, Mary, and took her with him to Europe. She was expecting a child, and she became ill and died as did the child. He was devastated. He gathered up her things and shipped them home, despairing of ever having a life partner or family. He met an attractive woman, Frances, and after courting her for seven years, they married. They had six children. He came to live in Cambridge, and he purchased the historic Craigie House, and taught at Harvard, as Smith Professor of Modern Languages. He liked nothing more than writing his poetry and enjoying his thriving family. Then, suddenly, Frances

Mary B. Olsen died as the result of a tragic accident. She had been using a candle to melt wax and the flame caught her dress on fire. She ran from the room to protect her children but it increased the flames. Henry ran to her rescue, but he was unable to put out the fire until it was too late. He suffered serious facial burns trying to save her. He wore a beard after his face healed. He walked through he rooms of his home almost insane with grief. He cried, “I was too happy.” He experienced long, sleepless nights, and forced himself to continue his work. Henry continued to write poetry. But his teaching occupied most of his time, so after 47 years of it, he retired to devote the rest of his life to writing. He had friends in the literary community, and he and Nathaniel Hawthorne were lifetime friends. He was the first to translate Dante’s “Divine Comedy” into English. Henry Longfellow wrote poems that were scooped up as soon as they saw print by his waiting public. The literary crowd reviewed his poetry and even though he was the most popular poet of his day, they criticized his work as “imitating European styles” and “writing for the masses.” His poems became American classics, like “The Village Blacksmith.” The chestnut tree he wrote the poem to protect from the saw, was sawn down and a craftsman made a table from the chestnut wood and gave it to him as a gift. Another poem, “The Wreck of the Hesperus,” was about a real tragedy. Shipwrecks were major events in New England. The poem “Christmas Bells” was the basis of the popular carol, “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.”

was a student of hers told her that he was so inspired by it that it changed his life for the better. He thanked her for having him read it in school as a child. Henry’s lyrical book, “The Song of Hiawatha,” the favorite with the public, was published in 1855. He used some of the images from ancient mythology. But for the most part he relied on the six volumes of the “Indian Tribes of the United States,” written by Henry Schoolcraft. There he found the myths and legends as well as the known history of the people. Much of this material had been collected by this geographer and student of Native cultures on his journeys traveling the rivers and land near the Great Lakes. The people he wrote about were our neighbors, the Ojibwe people, whose descendants still live here. As a child, I memorized part of the lyrical poem. It was where Hiawatha was going to build himself a canoe. He asked the tree if it would give him the bark, so his canoe would “float upon the water like a yellow water lily.” Even now, whenever I see water lilies and yellow birches, I think of that poem, and its rhythm and rhymes. Ever wonder why we see something called a rainbow in the sky? When Hiawatha asked his grandmother, Nokomis, “... and the good Nakomis answered: T’is the heaven of flowers of the forest you see there; All the wildflowers of the forest, All the lilies of the prairie, When on earth they fade and perish, Blossom in that heaven above us...” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow passed away on March 24, 1882. He left us many beautiful poems and songs.

Bosch Community Fund includes Shell Lake Schools in donations NEW RICHMOND/SHELL LAKE - The Bosch Community Fund recently awarded more than $67,000 in grants to six programs in New Richmond and Shell Lake. The grants provide resources for various science, technology, engineering and math, and environmental sustainability programs and activities. “Developing tomorrow’s workforce and protecting our environment are key areas in which we as a company put tremendous effort,” said Alexander Schmitz, president, Bosch Packaging Technology Inc. “These Bosch Community Fund grants provide students in our community with valuable education and awareness programs in each of these areas. The grants support the following programs in New Richmond and Shell Lake: ● Shell Lake School District: A $12,000 grant is allowing for the introduction of robotics and basic programming at Shell Lake High School, and will provide the basis for developing student understanding of robotics

and future exploration in the uses of robotics. Each of the robotics kits support multiple purposes that will be used across grades seven through 12. ● Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College: A $21,000 grant is providing mechatronics kits/trainers to the college’s packaging program. With these resources, students in the Automated Packaging Systems Technician program are introduced to the beginning concepts of mechatronics and the associated components. ● New Richmond School District: This $12,000 award supports the continuation of Project Lead The Way programs at New Richmond High School and the addition of PLTW computer-integrated manufacturing programs. PLTW provides hands-on, project-based K-12 STEM programs with an emphasis on problem solving. ● Friends of the St. Croix Wetland Management District: This $7,500 contribution is going toward the Applied Academic Internship/Prairie Plug Project, which links various local nonprofit organizations, U.S. Fish and

Wildlife Service biologists and land managers, and high school students and college interns through experiential learning projects, career training, educational opportunities and research. ● Central Lakes College: A $7,500 grant will support a summer engineering and manufacturing camp, hosted by Central Lakes College. The weeklong camp will host 30-36 campers ages 10-16, who will be introduced to manufacturing career areas such as mechanical design, machining, electronics and robot programming. ● New Richmond Area Community Foundation: This $7,107 award is going toward the purchase of educational LEGO® and technology products for the New Richmond Public Library. The LEGO®-based curriculum includes STEM activities for K-12 students and supports the library’s goal of inspiring children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching STEM concepts through hands-on learning. — from New Richmond News

Jack Links adds Grass Run Farms beef snacks to its brand MINONG – Jack Link’s Protein Snacks recently announced that it has purchased the meat snacks division of Grass Run Farms. Grass Run Farms is a collaboration of family farms in America’s heartland dedicated to producing 100-percent grass-fed beef snacks and fresh meat products. Terms of the deal include trademark and distribution rights for the Grass Run Farms beef snacks. “The protein snack category continues to grow and it’s our mission at Jack Link’s to offer a great-tasting snack for every kind of consumer,” said Troy Link, president and CEO of Jack Link’s Protein Snacks. “Grass Run Farms started just like Jack Link’s – a Midwestern family with a passion for high-quality, great-tasting beef. Nearly 30 years later, my family of team members still has that passion and we’re excited to welcome Grass Run Farms to the Jack Link’s family.” Grass Run Farms farmers and ranchers are dedicated

to sustainable and responsible practices that produce lean and wholesome beef. Cattle are never given antibiotics or added growth hormones, and receive a 100-percent grass-fed diet. “We know many consumers are seeking out grass-fed, locally and responsibly raised beef and we’re excited to extend that offering underneath the Jack Link’s Protein Snacks portfolio,” Link said. “Grass Run Farms has built a strong foundation of trust with its consumers and they can rest assured there will be no changes in how Grass Run Farms beef products are raised and produced.” Under Jack Link’s Protein Snacks, Grass Run Farm product offerings will include three flavors of beef jerky, three flavors of beef sticks, three flavors of beef bites and summer sausage. All products are gluten free, contain no added MSG and no added nitrates/nitrites. Jack Link’s Protein Snacks is a global leader in snack-

ing and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Headquartered in Minong, the family-owned company currently operates 11 manufacturing and distribution facilities in four countries and has sales in more than 40 countries. Jack Link’s Protein Snacks portfolio of brands includes Jack Link’s, Lorissa’s Kitchen, Matador Jerky, Squatch Snack Sticks, World Kitchens Jerky, BiFi and Peperami. — from Jack Link’s Protein Snacks

Find us online @


Spooner Scouts bridge over

Four Spooner Pack 62 Webelos crossed over to Boy Scouts at the blue and gold ceremony and bridging ceremony held at Tuesday, March 15, in the St. Francis School lunchroom. Bridging over is a milestone for many young Scouts, starting a new adventure for them. Shown are Scoutmaster Josh Luedke in the back and (L to R): Jay Luedke, Cody Busch, Keagan Weinstock and Kenneth Beres.

Helping out and mentoring the younger Scouts were Camden Olson, Triston Ostrom, Ethan Martin, Jack Meister and Tristan Nelson. — Photos submitted

Cub Scouts tour courthouse

Officer Sean Cusick gave the Shell Lake Pack 51 Cub Scouts a tour of the Washburn County Courthouse. He explained how the court system works. The tour was given to the Cub Scouts and their parents on Thursday, March 17.

The young boys would tell you that the most interesting thing on the tour was Deputy Sheriff William Schafer’s patrol car. One of the Scouts asked, “How fast will it go?” His reply was, “Fast enough to catch you.”

Jack Cusick watches as the fingerprint machine is explained. Fingerprints are no longer taken with ink and paper.

Photos by Larry Samson

UNIVERSAL Standard Staples BOX OF 5,000 UNV-79000


FULL-STRIP $ 99 STAPLER........... 4 EACH • UNV-43118

Invites you to ...

EASTER LOGIC Life Through Death

Hope Through Despair



Fri., March 25 at 7 p.m.

Sun., March 27 at 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.


Nursery Provided


Spooner Wesleyan Church is located on Hwy. 70, (west of DNR) in Spooner. Call the church office (715-635-2768) for more information.


BOX OF 500 • UNV-35210

643618 32r

Nursery Provided



303 Wisconsin Ave. N Frederic, Wis.


24154 State Rd. 35N Siren, Wis.


11 West 5th Ave. - Lake Mall Shell Lake, Wis.


107 N. Washington St. St. Croix Falls, Wis.




“Dogsbreath Devereaux, the Dastardly Doctor”

The cast of “Dogsbreath Devereaux, the Dastardly Doctor” are shown back row (L to R): Emily Lloyd, Becca Melton, Payton Anderson, Cassie Skindzelewski, KayDe Bontekoe, Dominic Hopke, Keagan Blazer and Jadee Goetz. Front: Johanna Gustafsson, Molly Slater, Daniel Parish, Rafael Martinez-Arial, Allison Tims, Elle Nelson and Emma Williams.

Kelsey Egbert and Lori Sumner directed the Shell Lake High School play, “Dogsbreath Devereaux, the Dastardly Doctor.” The play was performed Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20, at the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre.

The doctor tries to sweet-talk the millionaire widow as his jealous nurse listens in. Shown (L to R): Daniel Parish, Keagan Blazer and Cassie Skindzelewski.

Dr. Dogsbreath Devereaux attends to an injured patient. Emily Lloyd played the over-the-top patient and Daniel Parish was the less-than-good doctor.

Photos by Larry Samson

Nurse Wendy March and Dr. Phil Good are the love interest for the play. They are played by KayDe Bontekoe and Rafael Martinez-Aria.


St. Patrick’s Day celebrated in Shell Lake

Harmony Stadler and Ethan Harrison are helping to clean up Mrs. Anderson’s room after the leprechaun played a prank and trashed the classroom on Thursday, March 17, which happened to be St. Patrick’s Day.

Joshua Hanson has a shirt he can only wear one day of the year. He looks like a leprechaun.

According to Realene Miller’s shirt, she doesn’t need a leprechaun to blame when she has bad luck, she has a brother. She is mixing holidays but it is a cool shirt.

Kierra Harrington got magical leprechaun dust all over her hands as she helped clean up the room.

Photos by Larry Samson

Jayden Iorns could be a leprechaun as she dresses the part.

Saphira Hershey isn’t Irish but she is turning green for St. Patrick’s Day.

American Legion award

Shell Lake Pack 51 was with Deputy Sheriff William Schafer when he was presented the Law Enforcement of the Year Award and they posed with him along with the Shell Lake American Legion. Shown back row (L to R): Sonny Jacobs, Jim Lewis, William Schafer, Kent Wabrowetz and Lisa Powers. Middle: George Cusick, Sam Shelton, Jonathan Lawrence, Will Mehsikomer, Brennan Shafer, Mason Iorns and Leyton Everson. Front: Spencer Palmer, Nathan Whitmore, Mason Euler, Owen Williamson, Jack Cusick, Trenton Palmer, Lucas Arnes and Archer Melton. – Photos by Larry Samson

Deputy Sheriff William Schafer earned the 12th District Law Enforcement of the Year Award. Post Commander Kent Wabrowetz of the Francis Bergin - Paul Neiman American Legion Post 225, Shell Lake, presented the award in a special ceremony held Thursday, March 17, at the Washburn County Courthouse. Pack 51 of the Shell Lake Cub Scouts was present for the awards.



Submit your sports photos and information to:


Shell Lake boys basketball team wraps up their season

They will be missed. The graduating seniors were presented with keepsake basketballs from the the basketball program. Shown (L to R): Nathaniel Wingler, Zach Melton and Drew Earning their basketball letters shown (L to R) are: Evan Hungerbuhler, Luke Pokorny, Drew Johnson, Johnson. Nathaniel Wingler, Luke Fogelberg, Andrew Martin and Zach Melton. Johnson and Melton are three-sport letter athletes. Coach Dave Bouchard congratulates Luke Fogelberg on earning a letter after suffering what many thought was a career-ending knee injury. Fogelberg came back stronger than ever at the end of the season.

JV Coach Rich Taylor congratulates Vishav Monga on earning a JV certificate as a freshman. Monga is one of seven freshmen out for basketball this year. He and the other young players are the future for the Laker basketball program.

Photos by Larry Samson

Evan Hungerbuhler earned the Most Improved Award while teammate Zach Melton earned the Laker Hustler Award and Mr. Laker Award. These awards were voted on by the players.

Three Shell Lake youth wrestlers heading to state competition RIVER FALLS - Three Shell Lake youth wrestlers will be competing Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26, at Madison in the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation State Championships. Lakers Jameson Lucas, Koy Hopke and Kale Hopke earned the chance to compete at state after being named regional champions on Saturday, March 19, at the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation Kids Folkstyle qualifier in River Falls. Each of these young wrestlers wrestled very well and faced very good competition. Lucas placed first and scored 14 team

points. He won by a decision over Axel Tegels, Cadott, 1-0. In the semifinal Lucas won by an 8-4 decision over Teagan Viebrock, Osceola. In the first-place match, Lucas won by a 6-2 decision over Tyler Fink, Baldwin-Woodville. Koy placed first and scored 19 team points. He had a bye in the quarterfinal. In the semifinal Koy won by a 1:26 fall over Eli Whitwam, Durand. In the firstplace match, Koy won by 12-0 major decision over Cole Steinmeyer, Spring Valley. Kale placed first and scored 15 team points. In the quarterfinal, Kale won by

an 8-0 major decision over Parker Shackleton, St. Croix Central. Kale won by a 2-0 decision over Bowen Rothbauer, Bloomer. Kale won by a 7-0 decision over Elijah Wright, Menomonie, in the first-place match. — with submitted information

Jameson Lucas is heading to Madison to compete in the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation State Championships. — Photos submitted Koy Hopke will compete Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26, at the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation State Championships.

Kale Hopke earned first place at regional competition in River Falls, earning him a trip to state competition.



Submit your sports photos and information to:


Laker track team competes at Stout

Assistant Coach Julie Schunck | Special to the Register MENOMONIE - Shell Lake kicked off the 2016 track season at an indoor meet at UW-Stout on Saturday, March 19. This indoor meet has given the team the opportunity to have some of their first field event practices while having an intense workout on the track. The track presents athletes with some challenges as the corners are tighter than a typical track, the air is drier than meets held outside and there are a lot of people which adds to the intensity of the day.    The Laker 4x200 relay team of Sydney Schunck, Amber Anderson, Lindsey Martin and Nicole Mikula, placed second with time of 1:65.2.  The 4x400 relay of Anderson, Emma Thomas, Cassie Skattebo and Julia Pokorny

placed third with a time of 4:40.53. Placing fourth in the 55-meter hurdles was Mikula with a time of 10.29.  Ali Deladi placed fifth in the 3,200meter run with a time of 14:22.7.  Martin placed fourth in the long jump with a jump of 14’7.5”. Mikula placed seventh in the long jump with a jump of 13’10.5” Another athlete scoring points for the team was Ashlea Meister who placed sixth in the 800-meter run with a personal-best time of 2:50.84. Anderson placed eighth in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.97. The girls team placed sixth out of 23 teams competing. Linden Nelson placed sixth in the long jump with 17’00.75” and he jumped a personal best in the triple jump with 35’.11” taking seventh place. Other results were Katie Cox, 7:08.5, 1,600-meter run; Alexis DeLadi, 6 feet, pole vault; Taylor Eiche, 32.4, 200meter run; Sarah Greife, 8.97, 55-meter run and 25’06”, triple jump; Isaac Haines, 33’1.5”, shot put; Erick Haynes, 8.99, 55-meter run and 2:01.53, 4x200 relay; Alyssa Hodgett, 1:14.79, 400-meter run; Alecia Knoop, 1:26.34, 400-meter run; Madison LaFave, 26’5.75”, shot put;

Amber Anderson is shown during the second leg of the 4x200-meter relay. She had a great day, placing in all three of her events: 55M dash, 4x200M relay and the 4x400M relay. Dakota LaSarge, 6:32.87, 1,600-meter run and 3:02.44, 800-meter run; Martin, 14”07.5”, long jump; Mikula, 13”10.5”, long jump; Nelson, 2:01.53 and 4x200 relay, 8’, pole vault; Daniel Nielsen, 2:01.53, 4x200 relay; Lauren Osborn, 3:12.96, 800-meter run; Sydney Schunck, 29.26, 200-meter run and 27’, shot put; Savanna Steines, 12.34, 55-meter hurdles; Nathaniel Swan, 6:43.39, 1,600-meter run and 3:03.99, 800-meter run; and Nick Udovich, 2:01.53, 4x200-meter run and 8’, pole vault.

Photos submitted Katie Cox ran the 1,600-meter run with a time of 7:08.5. This was her first high school race. “As a coach I respect my distance runners because they have many laps to take in a dry environment which makes it harder to breath,” said coach Katrina Granzin.

Lauren Osborn ran her first 800 since suffering an injury two years ago. “As a coach I am proud of the dedication she has put in to come back.  She was running in pain from an injury that may never go away and still she was able to push herself and finish,” said Katrina Granzin, head coach.

Middle school wrestling team has great week SHELL LAKE - Shell Lake Middle School wrestlers had a great week of action. The Lakers played host to several teams on Tuesday, March 15. Thursday, March 17, they wrestled in Cameron. The team won 27 matches in the two meets and are improving daily. Blake Flach and Dylan Taylor got in their first matches and wins in their middle school career. Both are looking very good. “Shell Lake has a very good group of young wrestlers to work with and will

have great careers ahead of them as they move forward,” commented a middle school coach. The Shell Lake coaches really like working with the entire group, and are excited about the next few weeks and the end-ofyear tourney at Spooner on Friday, April 1. — submitted by middle school wrestling coaches

Dylan Taylor was victorious in a match in his first year of wrestling.

Blake Flach sizes up his opponent in his match. Flach is new to the sport of wrestling.

Photos by Larry Samson

Taren Farley puts the squeeze on his Hayward opponent as he pins him. Farley has been wrestling since first grade.

Will Fisher with a takedown in his match against a Hayward opponent. Fisher is new to the sport and is enjoying it. Shell Lake hosted the wrestling meet with several schools on Tuesday, March 15.



Submit your sports photos and information to:

Building for next year


Earning the Shell Lake basketball awards shown (L to R): Meredith Kevan, Hustle Award; Arianna Schreiber, Most Improved; Amanda Brereton, Coaches Award; and Ashlea Meister, Most Valuable Player Award.

Amanda Brereton shows her teammates and their parents what she received as a graduating senior. The awards banquet, held Tuesday, March 15, served to tie up the season and was a way for teammates to say thank you. Shell Lake has three players who will be graduating this year: Sheri Clark, Brereton and Lindsey Martin.

Photos by Larry Samson Coaches Dan Kevan and Jim DeLadi pose with the two exchange students who came out and learned how to play basketball. Sarah Greife and Paula Sieber will take back with them the memories they gained by playing basketball.

Heidi Steines just grins and bears it as coach Dan Kevan praises her for her perseverance and tenacity in the post position. If basketball had an enforcer as in hockey, it would be her.

Sheri Clark earned the Most Valuable Player Award and an all-conference honorable mention certificate from the Lakeland Central Conference. Ashlea Meister is a standout player who earned the respect of the coaches in the Lakeland Central Conference. They chose to give the sophomore the all-conference honorable mention certificate.

SPRING sports

schedule Middle school wrestling

Tuesday, March 29: At Cameron High School against Cornell/Gilman/Lake Holcombe, 5 p.m. Friday, April 1: Conference tournament at Spooner, 5 p.m.

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

Meredith Kevan and Arianna Schreiber hold back the tears as they tell coach Kevan and coach DeLadi how much they appreciate what they have done for them and their teammates. Being a coach can be a thankless job but not to this group of outstanding young athletes. Monday, April 25: At Unity, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 28: Versus Webster, 5 p.m. Friday, April 29: At Glenwood City, 5 p.m. Monday, May 2: At Luck, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 5: At Siren, 5 p.m. Monday, May 9: Versus Grantsburg, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 10: At Webster, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 12: At Clayton, 5 p.m. Monday, May 16: Versus St. Croix Falls, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 17: Versus Frederic/Luck, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19: Versus Unity, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 24: Versus Solon Springs, 5 p.m.




Tuesday, April 5: At Spooner, 4 p.m. Friday, April 8: At UW-Superior, 4 p.m. Monday, April 11: At Rice Lake High School, 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12: At Webster, 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 19: At Ladysmith, 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 21: At Frederic, 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 26: At Shell Lake, 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 2: At Woodside Sports Complex, Wisconsin Dells, TBD Tuesday, April 5: Versus Cumberland, 5 p.m. Monday, April 11: Versus Siren, 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 14: At Grantsburg, 5 p.m. Monday, April 18: Versus Turtle Lake/Clayton, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 21: At St. Croix Falls, 5 p.m.

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

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


TimeOut is now Embrace Thirty-six-year-old organization adopted a new name to match its mission


FOR UPCOMING FEATURES CALL 715-635-2936 Check us out on the Web!


643522 32r

Applications are now available for the McNabb Johnson Scholarship for Washburn County 4-H Alumni and 2016 4-H Graduates. Applications are available by writing Washburn County Fair, W9199 Dock Lake Road, Spooner, WI 54801 or calling 715-635-6834 or going to Deadline for returning the application is Friday, April 22, 2016. 643275 31-33r

SHOWING Mar. 25 - 31



families; staff was constantly trying to highlight our program’s services as being more than just safe shelter because the name implies that’s all we do,” she said. The organization was also hearing many negative connotations survivors had with being sent to a place called “TimeOut.” “Children in shelter were asking us if they could rename their temporary home to “safe place” because they don’t want to be in a time-out,” said Bement. To most people, a time-out is a punishment for a child. The organization needed a name that helps the community understand survivors do not deserve to be sent to a time-out for a break from the violence; rather the community has the responsibility of working together to hold abusers accountable and end the violence for good. “We all agreed we needed a name that represented our mission and vision because TimeOut didn’t,” said Bement. “After we read the definition of embrace during a brainstorming session, there was no going back.” “Lo and behold, Embrace turned out to be exactly what we were looking for all along,” said Willingham. “It’s a positive word and you connect with its meaning immediately. We all felt that this word covered ex-


715-635-2936 238 Walnut St. Spooner, Wis.

BATMAN DIVERGENT SERIES: V ALLEGIANT SUPERMAN PG-13 Daily: 6:50 p.m. Matinee Saturday: 12:50 p.m.

PG-13 Daily: 7:00 p.m. Matinee Saturday: 1:00 p.m.


SHELL LAKE - TimeOut Family Abuse Shelter Inc., the tricounty domestic and sexual violence services provider and safe shelter, has changed its name to Embrace and adopted a new tag line of People. Change. Equality. The name Embrace better reflects the organization’s mission of providing unwavering support to all people affected by domestic and sexual violence and nurturing a social change in our communities that will end all forms of oppression. The updated logo for the organization will also be released in the upcoming months. “There were so many considerations that went into the decision to change the organization’s name,” said Embrace Executive Director Katie Bement. “The staff and board had been searching for some time to find a name that more fully embraces our mission, vision and values,” said Embrace board treasurer Dave Willingham. The rebrand process kicked off in May 2015 after the staff and board participated in a capacity-building process where the entire group prioritized updating the mission and vision statements, and then, finding a name to match. “We gathered community feedback as well as insight from partners at the statewide level through online surveys and simply talking with folks at fundraisers and outreach events,” said Bement. “The board and staff wanted to be extremely thoughtful in selecting a name that appeals not only to the survivors we work with but also to our community partners covering all the aspects of our advocacy work.” “We weren’t going to take the leap to make this change unless it was the right change,” said Willingham. Bement explained the more they began to bring up a possible name change to survivors and community partners, the more they began to realize how important it was to get away from the name TimeOut Family Abuse Shelter. “There was confusion about us only serving

actly what the organization does. We embrace people, and we embrace change,” said Embrace Vice President Kelly Swan. “Not only does this new name and tag line better reflect what this organization represents, but it also describes what we do as board members coming together to represent all three counties and all people, equally. The board voted unanimously for Embrace,” explained Swan. In the past two years, there has been tremendous progress made by the staff and board in stabilizing and expanding the program. “Our service numbers and collaborative partnerships have skyrocketed; our programming has doubled, and we are now going upstream prioritizing prevention efforts to end the violence for future generations,” Bement said. “The name change to Embrace is the cherry on top of all of our accomplishments in the past two years and represents the shift in the program’s philosophy.” “The staff and services are the same high-quality support as before,” Rusk County Sheriff and Embrace board member Jeff Wallace. To get the word out about the new name, Embrace has an outreach and media campaign planned where they will distribute new materials widely throughout the service area. They envision having an awareness poster behind every closed office door of local doctors, teachers and business leaders who meet with individuals confidentially. “We want every public bathroom stall in the three counties to have an informative poster and contact information for Embrace available. We will mail out new brochures to our partners, overhaul our website and ramp up our social media outreach strategies,” said Bement. “As always, we’ll stay involved with our local schools and continue to participate at community events to promote our services and the new name.” As part of the campaign, open houses will be held in the Washburn, Rusk and Price counties local offices to celebrate. The Shell Lake Outreach Office open house will be held Wednesday, May 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information about the new name, contact Bement at 715-532-6976. If you are a survivor looking for support, contact an advocate at Embrace by calling 800924-0556 or texting 715-532-6976. An advocate is available 24/7/365. — from Embrace

Your ad can go here. Contact us at

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Admission: Adults $7 - Kids 4-12 & Seniors $5 - Matinees $5 All Seats

Hunter education to be offered in Shell Lake SHELL LAKE - The spring Shell Lake Hunter Education class will begin on Tuesday, April 5, at Shell Lake High School. The first class will start at 6 p.m. for registration. The course will instill knowledge, skill and attitude to be a safe, ethical and responsible hunter. Classes will cover firearm safety in the home and afield, knowledge of firearms and hunting equipment, basic shooting and hunting skills, wildlife identification and management, hunting preparation and survival skills. Other classes will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 7, 12 and 14, with a range day on Saturday, April 9,

from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Students need to attend all classes to complete the course and pass both a skills and written test. Students should be at least 12 years old, or turn 12 in this calendar year. Parents, guardians and other adults are encouraged to enroll and participate if they have not completed a hunter education course. Any person born after Jan. 1, 1973, must have a hunter education certificate to purchase any type of Wisconsin hunting license. Registration is limited to the first 45 students. All students will need a DNR customer ID number for this class. Stu-

dents who don’t already have one can obtain theirs on the DNR website or by calling 888-936-7463. To preregister go to or call John Haack at 715-468-2066. Wisconsin DNR, Shell Lake School and local volunteer instructors sponsor this course.

No summer or fall course is offered in Shell Lake. Those unable to attend can check the DNR website for alternative training locations and dates. — from DNR Hunter Education program

Washburn County Area Humane Society

643526 32-34r

Adoptions have been going great, The cat numbers are down. Then suddenly the kennel’s full, Your smile becomes a frown. So many strays, from here and there, Where could their owners be? Such lovely cats without a home, This always puzzles me. Some of the strays are altered, Some are declawed, too. They should not be out roaming, They should be at home with you. Not all the cats we have are strays, Some had a family. But sometimes things can happen, That one simply can’t foresee. So now our kennels are quite full, You know what would be great? To find them all new loving homes, So please don’t hesitate. Cats for adoption: 2-year-old longhair dilute calico; 1-1/2-year-old neutered gray/white longhair; 1-1/2-year-old

spayed brown/black tabby; 9-month-old spayed black/ gray/white shorthair tabby; 9-month-old female orange/ white shorthair; 5-month-old female black/white shorthair; 10-month-old spayed orange/white shorthair tiger; 2-year-old spayed white/ gray/orange shorthair; 2-yearold neutered gray/black siamese/tiger mix; 8-month-old spayed orange shorthair tiger; 8-year-old neutered black shorthair; 1-1/2-year-old shorthair calico; 4-month-old female black shorthair and a 2-1/2-year-old male black/white shorthair. Dogs for adoption: 1-year-old male black Lab/corgi mix, 4-1/2-month old black female German shepherd mix and a 1-year-old spayed brindle/white heeler mix. Strays include: Adult neutered/declawed orange/white tiger found on Aspen Way in Spooner and an 8-monthold female gray/white longhair found on Hwy. 53 in Sarona.

Located at 1400 Cottonwood Ave. in Spooner (Behind the county fairgrounds)




Marian Furchtenicht

Our fields and woodlands were snowless but this past week was damp, rainy and that turned to snow a couple of times. Sunday, the first day of spring, it was a beauty of a day and thawing temps rid us of the new snow cover once again, and Sunday night the nearly full moon was shining bright. Report is that the maple sap is running slow. Maybe with the colder nights it should once again get flowing. The temp Sunday night was 21 degrees. A new baby to report: Karl and Krista Okonek, who are stationed in Okinawa, Japan, have a new 9-pound 13-ounce baby boy, Karter William, born March 17. He joins brothers Jaydon and Ryland. Proud grandparents are Jay and Anne Okonek, Sarona, and Marlene Hansen, Rice Lake. Congratulations to all. Mary West and daughter Lynda are home from Cheyenne, Wyo., for a week. Got here on Tuesday. They are cleaning out Mary’s house as she won’t be living here any more. They visited Elfreda West on Sunday. Other visitors at Elfreda’s were her grandson and wife, Tony and Rheata Donetell and boys from Savage, Minn., and Joe and Deb Elbe, Rice Lake, who stopped and brought corned beef and cabbage. Elfreda’s girls, Janet and Ellen, have been staying with her as she hasn’t been feeling up to par. Virginia Stodola was thankful she has Lifeline. Saturday she was downstairs sitting down and got a back spasm and couldn’t get up. Neighbors Jan and Jeff John-

Heart Lake

son came and helped her to stand up until it went away. Greg and Sue Krantz visited his mom, Mary, at Woodstone in Rice Lake, bringing her a new afghan Sue made. Greg said he finally saw a robin. Tuesday night was his last county board meeting after 14 years of them. Visitors at Anton and Gloria Frey’s were Cheri and Greg Lyga, Ethan and Julia. Jan and Jeff brought supper and visited her folks Sunday night. Gloria hasn’t been feeling so good and Jan took her to an appointment in Eau Claire on Monday. Libbie DeTrent stopped after church Sunday and visited me. She brought me the church bulletin and a palm leaf as well as a piece of Darlene Johnechek’s luscious carrot cake she made as she was the host of Sunday coffee. There is to be a Good Friday service at 11 a.m. at Sarona Methodist Church with a potluck luncheon following. Libbie DeTrent had lunch with her cousin, Penny Elliot, Rice Lake. Reports are there was a full house for Bingo and St. Patrick’s Day food Thursday night at Butternut Hills. The DeTrents had gone. Saturday, Doug and Sandi Rudolph were at Sam and Libby’s. They were teaching them the card game Hand and Foot. Butch and Evelyn Schafer visited her aunts, Lillie Miller and Dorothy Flanagan, who are both in a nursing home in Prairie Farm. They also visited Larry Fletcher

while there. Family for fish fry Saturday night at Butch and Evelyn’s were daughter Michelle and Trent and their daughter Allie home from college at St. Scholastica in Duluth, and Kyle and Amy Schafer. Saturday Janet Zimmerman went for breakfast at the Family Restaurant in Rice Lake joining 12 other Birchwood Manufacturing retirees. My grandson Duane Swanson, Menomonie, was up Friday and cut the sumac along the yard’s edge that was taking over the lawn. So nice to have that done. I was gone so I missed him but it was a nice surprise for me. I can even see my pond better. Have a good, Good Friday and a blessed Easter and a happy spring! Happy birthday to Sadie Christ, Raeleigh Ripplinger and Linda Dahle, March 24; Lauren Knutson, March 25; Sue Weathers, Allen Loew and Donna Falstad, March 26; Elaine Krugar, Rachelle Hansen, Lois Holt, Doug Millard, Hailey Bednar, Ken Reiter and Lillie Ullom, March 28; Pam Cernocky and Angelo Mancl, March 29; Carrie Olek, Jack Brown, Dorothy Foltz turns 103, Layne Myers and Kya Coulter, March 30; and Chuck Lutz, Bob Pease Jr., Diane Pierce, Mary Frey and Larry Klinger, March 31. Anniversary wishes to Bob and Becki Hall on March 31.

by Caesarean section and she was doing well. Lillian Ullom had a pleasant surprise when her daughter, Donna Ness, gave her a birthday party at Evergreen Apartments. Twins Michelle and Tonya Minot, Eau Claire, spent the weekend with parents Steve and Cheri Minot. On Friday night they went to the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre to see a play and on Saturday night they enjoyed the play “Hello Dolly” at Spooner High School. Peder Pederson and his friend, Kathy, drove to St. Paul

on Sunday to attend church at LBI. They met Linda and James King and son Zachary of Bentonville, Ark., and Curt, Martha and Daniel of Hudson for dinner. At Salem Lutheran Church on Sunday everyone was pleased to see Connie Richter back after recuperating from a stroke. Good news Connie. This is going to be a busy week leading up to Easter next Sunday. By the time you’ve figured out all the things you shouldn’t do, you’ve already done them.

Helen V. Pederson

It looks like we will have some nice sunny days here in Shell Lake. Of course, we still have snow on the ground, and it sounds like we will get more this week. On Saturday, Tim and Sue Pederson and daughter Stephanie, Cory and Colton stopped here for a short time. They were going to meet the Quam families for lunch at Lakeview to celebrate Helen’s and Warren’s birthdays. They had a good turnout, good food, and a good time. They had seen Megan in Eau Claire who had just got out of the hospital after having a daughter, Paige,

Lenten services

LIDEN, DOBBERFUHL & HARRINGTON, S.C. Andrew J. Harrington General Legal

BANKRUPTCY - DEBT RELIEF BUSINESS LAW • CRIMINAL LAW • DIVORCE - FAMILY LAW ESTATE PLANNING • REAL ESTATE • WILLS & PROBATE 425 E. LaSalle Avenue • P.O. Box 137 • Barron, WI 54812 Phone: 715-537-5636 Fax: 715-537-5639 Website: 597631 18rtfc

An ecumenical prayer walk will be held Friday, March 25. The walk will start at 11 a.m. at the Shell Lake High School flagpole. The walk will go past various businesses and churches, ending at the 1 p.m. Good Friday service at Shell Lake United Methodist Church. Walk held weather permitting. Easter Sunday service times at Shell Lake Full Gospel Church are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with a free breakfast from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Children’s service is at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Children are invited to an adventure walk through the last days of Jesus’ life on earth. The church is located at 293 Hwy. 63 South, Shell Lake. For more information, go to ••• BARRONETT - There will be a Maundy Thursday service with communion at Barronett Lutheran at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 24. Good Friday service will be at 7 p.m. on March 25. The women and youth of Barronett


• Implants • Mini Implants • Extractions • Partials/ Dentures • Braces

• Cosmetic Dentistry • Veneers • Bleaching • Nitrous Oxide (Relaxing Air)


New Patients Welcome! Call Or See Our Website For FREE Offer!

636385 9rtc

• Preventative Care • Fillings • Crowns • Bridges • Root Canals

Lutheran will be hosting Easter breakfast in the church basement starting at 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Worship service starts at 9 a.m. ••• STONE LAKE – First Lutheran Church and Stone Lake Wesleyan joint Lenten services, with Pastor Ed Anderson and Pastor Tim Young leading the services, respectively. Good Friday service will begin at 6:45 p.m. Friday, March 25: Good Friday service will be at Stone Lake Wesleyan. Sunday, March 27: Easter services will be at respective churches. ••• SPOONER - Life Through Death Good Friday gathering at Spooner Wesleyan Church, 7 p.m., March 25. Nursery provided. Hope Through Despair Easter celebration, March 27, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Church is located on Hwy. 70 west of DNR station in Spooner. Church office, 715-635-2768, or •••


Offering Wi-Fi: Wireless Internet Monday:...............10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday:................10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday:...........10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday:.............10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday:..................10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday:...............10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

578936 29rtfc

SHELL LAKE - Area churches will be holding special Lenten services leading up to the celebration of Easter. Salem Lutheran Church, 803 Second St., Shell Lake, and United Methodist Church of Shell Lake, 135 Reinhart Dr., have the following schedule for the Holy Week: Maundy Thursday, March 24: 6 p.m. – Salem. Good Friday, March 25: 1 p.m. – UMC-SL. Easter Sunday, March 27: 9 a.m. – Salem worship service; 10 a.m. – Appalachia kids and parents make and serve breakfast.



Benefits include IRA (employer contribution and match), $10/hour, paid training, locally owned and operated, free meals at scheduled meal times, double pay on many holidays, flexible scheduling and more! Overnight (11 p.m. - 7 a.m.) and PM (3 - 11 p.m.) shifts available.

To apply, call us today at 715-416-0015, email, or fill out our five-minute application at

We look forward to hearing from you! 643592 32rp 22bp Located in Spooner, WI

SHELL LAKE EASTER EGG HUNT For Newborns to 10 years old

Saturday, March 26, Starting at 10 a.m. Shell Lake 3-12 School Gym (No shoes in gym, please)

643413 32rp

Sponsored by the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce

Want A Brighter Smile? Receive a FREE Electric Toothbrush!

New Patients 10 Years Of Age & Up, At Their New Patient Appointment Which Includes: • Examination • Cleaning • X-rays New Patients Welcome! Crowns • Bridges Will receive a FREE Partials • Dentures Electric Toothbrush! Fillings • Extractions We now have DIGITAL Root Canals X-RAYS (very low exposure to X-Ray & no waiting for developing) OPEN EVERY OTHER Emergency patients call before MONDAY ‘TIL 8 P.M. 10 a.m. for same day appointment

Gary Kaefer, D.D.S. Family Dentistry Webster Office

Grantsburg Office

715-866-4204 715-463-2882 21-25a,b 643344 32-36r,L


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


Northwoods Baptist

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

Spooner Baptist

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


St. Joseph’s Catholic

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

St. Catherine’s Catholic

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

St. Francis de Sales

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

Episcopal St. Alban’s

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

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


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

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

Trinity Lutheran

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

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

Cornerstone Christian

Faith Lutheran

Pastor Steve Miller Sunday Worship 9 a.m.

United Methodist

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

Lakeview United Methodist

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

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


Church of the Nazarene

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


God has raised Jesus from the dead.

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

United Methodist

Sarona Methodist

he battle is over; the victory’s won. Death is defeated. Our sin, our missing the mark, is dealt with.


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

(WELS) Hwy. 70 at Hwy. 53, Spooner Pastor Gene E. Jahnke 715-635-7672, Home: 715-354-7787 Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School and Bible class: 10:45 a.m.

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

Spooner Wesleyan


Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Long Lake Lutheran Church


Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

Shell Lake Full Gospel



Lake Park Alliance

Jesus has gone to prepare a place for you with Him. Celebrate the victory this week in church.

First United Pentecostal

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

1 Corinthians 15:19-26 Acts 10:34-43

John 20:1-18

Sunday, March 27, 2016 Easter Sunday

Trego Community Church

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

Hwy. 253 S, Spooner Pastor David Frazer Associate Pastor David Cash 715-635-3496 Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.; Wednesday adult, youth and children ministries: 6:30 p.m.

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

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


o, there was a great earthquake, for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it; his appearance was as lightning and his clothes were as white as snow. For fear of him, the guards trembled and became as dead men. And the angel said to the women, “Be not afraid. I know that you seek Jesus of Nazareth who was crucified. He is risen. He is not here. Why seek the living among the dead? Remember how he spoke to you while he was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful man and be crucified and on the third day rise again.’ Come now and see that place where he lay.” (Then they remembered his words.) “Go quickly and tell his disciples and Peter that he is risen from the dead, and lo, he goes before you into Galilee. There, you will see him as he told you.” Some went away with fear and trembling and said nothing because they were afraid. Others went away quickly with fear and great joy and ran to tell the disciples.

This message is sponsored by the following businesses: OPEN 24 HOURS Shell Lake State Bank MeadowView Washburn County Your Locally Owned & Controlled Bank Shell Lake: 715-468-7858 A FULL Spooner: 715-635-7858 SERVICE Minong: 715-466-1061 BANK Stone Lake: 715-957-0082 Sarona: 715-469-3331 MEMBER HOUSING FDIC EQUAL LENDER

Family Owned 4 Locations Full-Service Funeral Home And Crematory • Preplanning information • Full burial & cremation options • Online obituaries & register books • Monuments & Grief Resources Licensed in WI & MN Funeral Directors: William Skinner - April Carr Robert Skinner - Brian Hyllengren

“We Treasure the Trust You Place in Us”

Abstract Company

407 N. Front St. • Spooner, Wis.

(715) 635-7383

Silver Shears Salon

506 1st St. Shell Lake, Wis.

For Appointment 715-468-2404

White Birch Printing, Inc. Quality Printing Since 1963 501 W. Beaver Brook Ave. Spooner, Wis.



510 First Street, Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-1415



South End Of Spooner




Independent Duplexes for Seniors 201 Glenview Lane Shell Lake, WI 54871 715-468-4255

Scalzo-Taylor Chapel


SHELL LAKE MARINE NW Wisconsin’s Largest Dock Dealer FULL-SERVICE BOAT REPAIR & STORAGE 505 Hwy. 63 N. Shell Lake, WI 715-468-7662

8051 State Rd. 70 Siren, WI 715-349-5115

Family Restaurant Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Hwy. 63 South, Spooner, WI Phone 715-635-3565

• Locally owned, full-service funerals and cremation. • Convenient off-street parking with handicap accessibility. • Spacious chapel and lounge areas. • Prearrangements.

Marcus Nelson and Michael Bratley, Directors 306 Rusk St. • Spooner 715-635-8919


Dewey Country

Wednesday morning, March 16, I opened my house door and found snow. My two pups had a great time time running around in the snow. The snow came overnight and covered everything in white. While my two pups played, I sat down in a chair that I have outside. Along the way I heard a robin chirping. He definitely wasn’t singing. He was chirping. And he sounded mad. Maybe he was cussing out old Ma Nature for bringing snow or maybe he just got up on the wrong side of the bed. Who knows? A very happy birthday to Jim Morgansen and to Lynette LaVeau on March 24. Have a great day. Laurel Stellrecht, a very happy birthday to you as you celebrate your special day on March 26 and when you became a grandma. Also birthday wishes go out to Kim Crosby and to Kim Hotchkiss. All enjoy your special day. Lorraine Crosby, a very happy birthday to you on March 27 as you celebrate years together with Glen. Also to your greatgranddaughter, Joyel Crosby, a happy second birthday to you on March 27. Enjoy your special day with lots more to come. A very happy birthday to Corey Hamer as he enjoys his special day March 28. March 29, a very happy birthday to Karen Vanderhoof, Lillian Strege, Cory Stone, Jessica Talbert and Jerney Meister. Enjoy your day with many more to come. Ron Spaulding, how could we forget you? Yes, it’s happy birthday to Ron on March 30. Many more to you Ron. I see Easter is Sunday, March 27. How fast time is going. It was such a nice picture in the Washburn County Register of Mr. and Mrs. Poquette. Yes, it’s a very happy birthday (Mar. 23, 30, Apr. 6) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE COMPANY 6000 American Parkway Madison, WI 53783-0001, Plaintiff, vs. ARNOLD F. BRUZEK W6899 Old Bass Lake Rd. Minong, WI 54859 Defendant. AMENDED SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION Case No. 2016CV20 Case Code: 30301 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, to the above-named defendant: You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within forty-five (45) days after March 23, 2016, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Court, whose address is Clerk of Court, Washburn County Courthouse, 10 4th Ave., Shell Lake, Wisconsin, and to Enright Law Office, plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is 2215 E. Clairemont Avenue, Suite 5, P.O. Box 128, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702-0128. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within forty-five (45) days, the Court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Amended Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Amended Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 15th day of March, 2016. ENRIGHT LAW OFFICE By: Daniel A. Enright State Bar No.: 1015955 Attorney for Plaintiff ENRIGHT LAW OFFICE 2215 E. Clairemont Avenue P.O. Box 128 Eau Claire, WI 54702-0128 Phone: 715-832-6645 643515 Fax: 715-832-8438 WNAXLP

Pauline Lawrence to Vivian Poquette on March 12. Mrs. Poquette taught all of our children at Shell Lake. Where does she get the patience? Come April 5, get out to vote. Yes, the county board for Burnett County has a number of candidates running. In Dewey we have Duane Johnson and Phil Lindeman. Get out and vote for who you think will get out and make his mark in Dewey Country. On Saturday, at 4 p.m., there was a birthday blast for my favorite sister, Marie Quam, at the Lakeview Bar and Grill. This was planned by Rick and Janie Lauterbach. Coming to enjoy the fest were Marie and Warren Quam, Mike Quam, Gene and Buddy Quam, Jim Quam, the Feeneys from Blooming Prairie, Minn., Rich, Pattie, Allysha and Richy, Tim and Sue Pederson, Cory and Stephanie and little son Colton, from Chippewa Falls, and Rick and Janie Lauterbach, Noah, Ellianna and Grace. Saturday morning Janie took daughter Ellianna to a birthday party, Rick worked, and Noah and his two sisters and mom went to Barronett for the Easter egg hunt. Later they entertained a total of 22 Quam family members, which was a great party for Marie. Tricia Feeney brought a cake and all enjoyed it. Later the Feeneys had a mini Easter egg hunt at the Lauterbach’s. They left for their home later. I really hope you had a wonderful birthday Marie. They are planning on having Warren’s birthday get-together on Thursday, March 24. Once again Janie will make a large dinner complete with birthday cake. Happy birthday Warren. Janie does so many good things for her parents and they enjoy it. Talking with Dewey Country Chairman Mark Knoop, he tells us there will


be a meeting called implements of husbandry, where discussion will be the ag equipment on highways and road maintenance. Everyone is welcome. It’s to be held at the senior citizen building in Siren. Bryan Knoop was home last week for spring break and left Friday for his studies in Laramie, Wyo. This summer Bryan plans to work at Louie’s so he’s got it all lined up. Evelyn Melton tells us her driveway is very muddy. She called her girls and told them not to come on Sunday because of the mud. She said if they got stuck they have no one to pull them out. Church services at the Lakeview Methodist Church will be Friday at 3 p.m. Sunday the Spooner Methodist Church will have a breakfast for the two churches in Spooner. Services at Lakeview will be at 9 a.m. The breakfast is at 7 a.m. Everyone welcome. Visiting at Grandma and Great-grandma’s were Mike Murray and his son, Charles, on Saturday. They had a nice visit with Diane Hulleman and enjoyed chili along with Diane’s pie. At the Jerry and Gretchen Best home was Gretchen’s 94-year-old mom, Lillian Strege. She is staying a few days with her daughter. For Easter it will be potluck at the Lillian Strege home in Luck. Her daughter-in-law and son, Gwen and Chad Strege, will make a lot of the food. Saturday found Butch and Loretta VanSelus in Rice Lake where they took in the figure-skating show, which Butch tells us was very interesting. Butch says coming through Cumberland the gas was up to $2.04 a gallon. Butch and Loretta attended the funeral for Reuben Bush at the Church of the Nazarene in Spooner last week.

At this time, Harold Stone isn’t very good. He goes for dialysis three times a week in Rice Lake. Tyler Crosby graduated from the short course at Madison Saturday and is going back this fall for the second half. At Garry and Beth Crosby’s on Sunday were Glen and Lorraine Crosby, Don and Charlene Strabel, Scott and Cheryl Hotchkiss, Shorty and Melissa Crosby, Tyler and Katie, Tom and Sunshine, Isaac, Josie and Alycia, and Chad, Ashley, Chase, Morgan and Joyel. They celebrated Lorraine’s 90th birthday and Joyel’s second birthday. Beth made the food, which everyone enjoyed along with Chad and Ashley’s German chocolate cake. Beth is another farmwife who just calls the people to come to enjoy the party and she makes the food, and does a great job. Richard and Karen Melton had Jeff and Sarah and their two children over for dinner and supper on Sunday along with people from their church. Get-well wishes to Adam James Meister, son of Steven and Lorraine Meister, who broke the femur of his leg while sliding. He’s had surgery. I hope it heals fast and things go OK. Saturday found Jeff and Penny Ladd, Rem, Ry and Ree in River Falls for the state qualification wrestling. Rem got a third and little Ry got a first. Reyana will now go on to state in Madison. Congratulations to Remington and Reyana. We’re very proud of you. Happy Easter to everyone. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!

Judy Pieper

Happy Easter! We had a busy week here in Barronett. It started out on Saturday with the kids Easter party at the Barronett Community Center. It was great. There were about 80 little ones on hand to take part in the festivities. The civic club members had filled and hidden over 1,200 eggs for the Easter egg hunt, and the weather was perfect for running around outside during the hunt. The big winners of the day were Braelynn Albrecht, who won the girls bike; Maycee Vargo, who won the girls big basket; Hunter Parker, who won the boys bike; and Reese Whitmore, who won the boy’s big basket. The civic club members extend gratitude to Spooner Bank of the West for once again donating the bikes for the party. Gratitude is also extended to everyone who donated their time and treats to make the party such a success. Kaytlynn and Kaylee Peer were our acolytes for Palm Sunday worship service. Their Sunday school teacher, Peg Thompson, had been training them on the correct way to light and put out the candles every Wednesday evening for the past three weeks. They must have been paying strict attention because they did it per-

fectly. It was so nice to see the young people acting as acolytes. Hopefully we can have that happen more often than just on special occasions. After the Palm Sunday worship service, Peg hosted a craft fair for the kids and adults. Actually, the adults looked on and drank coffee or juice and ate the delicious baked goods while the kids worked on some very creative crafts. There were six or seven tables set up, and each had a different project set up for the little ones. They made picture frames, wove colorful paper strips into a cross, glued a picture of Jesus rising from the empty tomb, and a few other things that I can’t seem to remember right now. Anyway, the kids had a super good time while parents, grandparents and friends relaxed and visited. Anitia Lehmann took her great-grandchildren, Gavin and Addy Lehmann, to breakfast with the Easter Bunny, hosted by Cumberland Gap, at the American Legion on Saturday morning. The kids had a wonderful time talking to the Easter Bunny, hunting for eggs and eating the delicious breakfast. Tinille and Miriah Lehmann were among the many alumni participating in the alumni hockey game at the CumberWASHBURN COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT land ice hockey rink on Saturday. PUBLIC HEARING They played on the Nets team, won Board of Adjustment Members: the first game by a pretty big margin Ruth King, Joseph Weiss, David Dodge, and Bob Dawson. and barely lost the second. The girls April 05, 2016 hadn’t been on skates since last year, Washburn County Boardroom, Elliot Building and Sunday morning they were both 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin feeling pretty shaky. In fact, Miriah AGENDA (DRAFT) was quoted as saying, “My muscles DISCUSSION AND ACTION TAKEN ON ALL ITEMS are bleeding.” And Tinille’s comment 7:00 p.m.: Introduction of Board Members was, “I’m dying.” I bet by next year Approval of Agenda they forget all about the aches and get Approval of minutes January 5, 2015 right back on the ice. Ah, youth. Variance Request: Suzy and Ryan Lehmann are driv1. Casey Township: Mark Damon, Durand, IL, to have a variing truck now, you know, and they ance of 24 feet from the rear property line (normally 40 feet hurried back from California just to be from the rear property line) to build a 26 x 30 garage, Map# at the game. They missed the first one, CA 771/Record ID 9032 - McKenzie Lake Part Lots 2&3, which started at about 10:30 a.m., but Section 30-40-13, Town of Casey. they made it for the second one. They 2. Beaver Brook Township: James Busch, Spooner, WI, to truly are dedicated hockey parents. have a variance of 15 feet from the rear property line (normally 50 feet from the rear property line in Industrial Bistro 63 is open again. They opened Zoning) to build a 31x53 addition on an existing building, on Wednesday evening and had a Map# BB 187G/Record ID 33932 - PT of GOV L8 Section huge crowd to welcome them back 06-38-12, Town of Beaver Brook. and check out the remodeling they Items for Future Agendas: 643180 31-32r had been doing. Duane, Lynn Thon WNAXLP Adjourn: and I were among the many diners Interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard. savoring the great food and looking The committee will deliberate in “Open Session.” Handicapped things over. You know, the Bistro alaccess is available through the south door; parking is near the ways looked nice before, but the new door. This agenda and the subsequent meeting minutes are paint, back board behind the bar and available in large type. If you need assistance, please contact new tile on the kitchen floor really Lolita Olson at 715-468-4600 prior to the meeting. make a difference. Jeno’s food hasn’t

changed though, thank goodness. Stop by and see the changes and enjoy the food. Tinille Lehmann and I took Tru Lehmann and Wrigley Marsh to the Giggle Factory in Hudson on Friday afternoon. We had the most wonderful time. I hadn’t been there before, but it really is a great place to spend time with little ones on days that are too wet and nasty to be outside. They have slides, a bouncy house and jungle gyms for the kids to go crazy with, and very comfortable chairs for the adults to lounge in while watching them. They also have good kid food at very reasonable prices. Wasn’t the snow this week just a pain? I know it’s probably good for our little ponds and the ground, but I was really ready for it to stay gone until next November. The crocuses didn’t seem to mind. The little purple ones started blooming about a day before the snow came, and they are blooming right up through it. The daffodils are up too, but not blooming, and their leaves seem to be just fine. Hopefully everything will be blooming soon. Terry Goodrich called with another joke from his old, 1939 joke book. He said that Mae Broome requested it, so here goes. It’s number 2,313 in the book. Seems old Joshua Taylor, whose fondness for other people’s chickens had more than once brought him into the courtroom, was fined $15 by the Alabama judge for the usual offense. Joshua was startled out of his imperturbability by this unusual amount. “Your honor, your honor,” he cried, lifting his eyes as if to call heaven to witness that he was very much abused. “$15 for stealing that chicken? Why, Judge, I could have bought a better hen for 50 cents.” Well, I hope that gets a chuckle from Mae. There will be a Maundy Thursday service with Communion at Barronett Lutheran this Thursday evening at 7 p.m. Good Friday service will be at 7 p.m. on Friday evening. The women and youth of Barronett Lutheran will be hosting Easter breakfast in the church basement starting at 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning. If you don’t have a home church already, please plan to join us for breakfast and the Easter Sunday worship service afterward. We are very friendly at Barronett Lutheran and will be happy to welcome you into our church family. Worship service starts at 9 a.m. Come, join us for Easter breakfast and service and, hopefully, a lot more worship services in the year to come. I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Have a happy Easter and a wonderful week. I’ll see you next time.


Dewey-LaFollette Karen Mangelsen called on Don and Pat Israel on Monday morning. Hank and Karen Mangelsen visited Gerry and Donna Hines on Tuesday afternoon. Jim Pearson was a Wednesday visitor of Nina and Lawrence Hines. Karen and Hank Mangelsen stopped by to visit Marlene and Bruce Swearingen on Thursday afternoon. Ronda and Maynard Mangelsen took their great-granddaughter, Aubrey Rosselli, to Siren Friday evening to see the play “The Little Mermaid.”  It was presented by Siren School and Community Players. Trudy DeLawyer, Judy Leonard, Dixie and Chuck Andrea, Donna Hines, Lida Nordquist, and Hank and Karen Mangelsen were among a large number of

Karen Mangelsen people who went to Northwoods Crossing Event Center on Friday evening.  They attended a worship service of contemporary songs and testimony led by Noah Burnett.  Noah plays guitar, and he was accompanied by friends on drums, bass guitar and keyboard, and they also harmonized with his singing. Steve and Nancy Hagen came to visit Lawrence and Nina Hines on Friday evening and stayed overnight with them. Donna Hines, Hank and Karen Mangelsen, and Lida Nordquist went to the Siren School auditorium Sunday afternoon to attend the performance of “The Little Mermaid.” Karen and Hank’s son-in-law, Dave Close, granddaughters Mandy and Patty Close, and great-niece Abby Kosloski were among the actors in the play.

Academic news EAU CLAIRE - Kelsey Collier, Shell Lake, graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the School of Arts and Sciences. — from TheLink ••• (Mar. 9, 16, 23) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY Wilmington Trust, National Association, not in its individual capacity but as Trustee of ARLP Securitization Trust, Series 2014-2 Plaintiff vs. JOSEPH P. STEINBACK, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 13 CV 11 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on November 30, 2015, in the amount of $63,654.62, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: April 6, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following terms: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Part of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4 of NW 1/4), Section Eleven (11), Township Forty-one (41) North, Range Thirteen (13) West, described as Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 1305 as recorded in Volume 6, Page 21, Document No. 195327. PROPERTY ADDRESS: W8249 Bald Eagle Drive, Trego, WI 54888. TAX KEY NO.: 65-016-2-41-1311-2 02-000-002000. Dated this 3rd day of February, 2016. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Jordan C. Staleos J Peterman Legal Group Ltd. State Bar No. 1085629 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to www.jpeterman to obtain the bid for this sale. J. Peterman Legal Group Ltd. is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 642738 WNAXLP

WAUKESHA - Sabrina Skindzelewski, Sarona, was named to the dean’s list at Carroll University for the fall 2015 semester. — from TheLink


Pursuant to Wis. Stat. 5.84 a test of electronic voting equipment will be held Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at 11 a.m., in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 501 First St., Shell Lake, 643553 32r WNAXLP Wis. This test is open to the public. Andrew Eiche, City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer


Pursuant to WI Stat. 5.84(1), a public test of the electronic voting equipment will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at 5 p.m., at the Barronett Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Road, Shell Lake, WI. This test is open to the public. Patricia A. Parker, Town Clerk 643411 32r WNAXLP


The Lakeland Manor in Shell Lake is now accepting applications for housing. Our affordable apartments are income based. We promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.

For more information on the benefits of living at the Lakeland Manor, please 643178 call 715-468-2730. 31-32r 21-22b



Washburn County is seeking applicants for the position of County Forest Parks Groundskeeper. Washburn County intends to hire two employees for the summer of 2016. Responsibilities include park grounds maintenance, sanitation, basic building and equipment maintenance. Position requires a general background in grounds, building and equipment maintenance plus a high school degree or equivalent combination of training and experience. Positions will be available in mid-May and mid-June 2016. This is a temporary seasonal position not to exceed 600 hours. Starting wage range is $9.00 to $9.81 per hour, depending on experience. For an application and further information, contact Washburn County Personnel Office, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871, 715-468-4624 or Application Deadline 643605 32-33r 22-23b is 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2016. “EOE.”

Stone Lake All right, enough is enough. March 20 was the first day of spring, so bring on the warmer weather. The Good Friday service will be at the Stone Lake Wesleyan Church. The service begins at 6:30 p.m. and there will be no soup or sandwiches served. On Easter Sunday, March 27, services will be at all Stone Lake churches. Everyone is welcome to attend. In my column in January, I told everyone about the gnome that was missing from a hollow tree located on Rustic Road. Barbara Coddington left me a message that the gnome has been returned and wanted to thank the person/persons for its safe return. The Gen. Kissinger Family generously awards $500 scholarships annually to area students of the medical profession in memory of Marilyn. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, you can pick up an application at: Stone Lake Medical Clinic, 16887 2nd St., Stone Lake, WI 54876, 715-865-6510 or Indianhead Medical Center, 113 4th Ave., Shell Lake, WI 54871, 715-468-7833. The Cranberry Cafe at the Stone Lake Senior Center is still serving breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $3 for age 60 and over and $5 for those under 60. Every Wednesday is biscuits and gravy along with oatmeal. Stop in and visit with friends and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal. An evening meal is served each Tuesday at 5 p.m. Reservations should be called in by 1 p.m. the

Broker Associate Realtor

21 5th Ave., Shell Lake, WI


day of the meal at 715-865-2025. If less than 10 people sign up the meal will be canceled for that evening. A big welcome to Chris Webster, the new manager of the Stone Lake Senior Center. Peggie Johnson has resigned for health reasons. If you would like to volunteer to help with any of the activities at the center, give Chris a call to let her know you are available. Connie Shield has computer classes each Monday from 10 a.m. - noon. If you need help with your computer, iPhone, laptop, etc., stop in and Connie will help you get started. The Stone Lake Senior Center Advisory Board will be having a garage sale on Saturday, June 4. If you are spring cleaning and have some gently used items to donate, please bring them to the center. If you have larger items, let one of the advisory board members know so they can arrange for pickup. The advisory board is Bob Denison, president; Mary Lundell, vice president; Charlene Henk, secretary; and Don Brunner, treasurer. Trustees are Doug Strand, Pat Montgomery, Kelly Brunner, Larry Walters and Vi Myer. The advisory board meets quarterly and the next board meeting is Wednesday, April 6, at 1 p.m. at the senior center. Dave and I want to wish everyone a very blessed Easter spent with family and friends. Mary Nilssen can be reached at 715-8654008 or

MARRIAGE LICENSES Randall C. Eck, Spooner, and Rhiannon J. White, Spooner. Issued March 11. Trevor W. Nichols, Spooner, and Kisauna L. Belt-Dixon, Spooner. Issued March 15.

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


Dave McNulty

Mary Nilssen

Marianne Rigby

Buyer’s Agent ABR, ASPM, GRI, RRS

Selling Lakeshore, Land & Residential Real Estate Throughout Northwest Wisconsin 642688 30-32rp Call Us Today For A Free Market Analysis


ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATORS WANTED Experienced educators needed to teach nature-based programs to children grades K-6.

Contact Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary 715-635-6543 643607 32rp REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY OF SHELL LAKE February 8, 2016 Mayor Sally Peterson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Council members present were Schultz, Harrington, Edlin, Jenderny, McCumber and Andrews. Shelton was absent. Also present were Dave Wilson, Mitch Brown, Danielle Danford, Dustin Danford, Vern Redlich, Ryan Falch, Terry Leckel and Andy Eiche. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Schultz moved, seconded by Jenderny, to approve the minutes from the Regular City Council Meeting held on January 11, 2016. Motion carried. Public Comment: Vern Redlich reminded the Council of a statement they had made concerning the crack fill and chip seal activity on Pederson, Reinhardt and Laker that they had said they would budget for in 2016. He asked if the Council had kept their promise. Mitch Brown informed Mr. Redlich that the crack fill has already taken place in 2015, and yes, the chip seal was budgeted for 2016 and will take place sometime this summer. Brown presented the Public Works Director’s report. Wilson presented the Police Chief report. Peterson presented the Zoning Board of Appeals minutes. Schultz explained the two requests coming from the Plan Commission. Harrington asked about appraisal costs. Schultz explained how any costs incurred when preparing to place City property up for sale is included in the final minimum asking price. Schultz moved, seconded by McCumber, to approve a rezone from R-1 (Single-family Residential) to C-1 (General Commercial) of the following properties: RIDGEWAY ADDITION PT LOTS 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 L2, L3 and L4 CSM V 4 P 16 V 267 P 519. Upon unanimous vote, the motion carried. Schultz moved, seconded by Andrews, to approve the City moving forward with the activity necessary to prepare the above-mentioned property to be ready for sale to include performing an appraisal. Upon unanimous vote, the motion carried. Tucker McCumber informed the Council of the Fire Association’s successful acceptance of three bids for their proposed addition to the fire hall. Peterson presented the Airport Committee minutes. PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATION: Schultz explained the request to provide City fill on the City-owned airport property, and allowing Public Works staff the ability to do some rough grading of the fill. Schultz moved, seconded by Jenderny, to allow Public Works to provide fill and grading activity at the airport property. Upon unanimous vote, the motion carried. FINANCE: Edlin presented the minutes. Edlin moved, seconded by Schultz, to approve vouchers 1-128. Motion carried. Budget Status Report was presented. NEW BUSINESS: None. McCumber moved, seconded by Schultz, to adjourn at 7:17 p.m. The motion carried. Andrew Eiche, City Administrator 643611 32r WNAXLP


Local classifieds

SHELL LAKE SELF-STORAGE: Convenient, 24hour access. Special low-cost boat storage. Call 715468-2910. 2rtfc

EACH INSERTION – Minimum of $5.00 ; 30¢ for each word. Call 715-468-2314 to place ad, or email your ad to Advertising deadline is Monday at noon.


600 GUN ESTATE AUCTION! Saturday, March 26. 9 a.m., Prairie du Chien, WI. Collectible and modern arms, doubles, Colts, military, Winchester. www.kramersales. com, 608-326-8108. Registered Wisconsin Auctioneer Company License #8961. (CNOW)



ADVERTISE HERE! Advertise your product or recruit an applicant in over 178 Wisconsin newspapers across the state! Only $300/week. That’s $1.68 per paper! Call this paper or 800-227-7636 (CNOW) BLUE EAGLE TRIKES, trike conversions, trikes for sale. Call 715-452-4433 or 715-892-2123. (CNOW)

EARN $500 A DAY: Insurance agents needed • HELP WANTED - HEALTH CARE Leads, no cold calls • Commissions paid daily • RNs up to $45/hr., LPNs up to $37.50/hr., CNAs up Lifetime renewals • Complete training • Health & dental to 22.50/hr. Free gas/weekly pay, $2,000 bonus. AACO insurance • Life license required. Call 888-713-6020. Nursing Agency, 800-656-4414, Ext. 12. (CNOW)


NOW HIRING: Company OTR drivers. $2,000 sign-on bonus, flexible home time, extensive benefits. Call now! Hibb’s & Co. 763-389-0610. (CNOW) MARTEN TRANSPORT. Now hiring drivers for dedicated & regional runs! Dedicated fleet, top pay, new assigned equipment, monthly bonuses. Weekly home time! CDL-A, 6 mos. OTR exp. req’d. EEOE/ AAP Limited positions! Apply today! 866-370-4476. (CNOW)


OUR HUNTERS WILL PAY TOP $$$ To hunt your land. Call for a free Base Camp Leasing info packet & quote. 866-309-1507 (CNOW)

Send news to

COURT NEWS Nickolaus W. Blank, Trego, burglary, $518.00, state prison, costs, extended supervision, other sentence, twice. Kathleen K. Jensen, Ellsworth, ignition interlock device tampering/failure to install, $150.00; operating while revoked, $200.50. James B. Kroplin, Spooner, battery to law enforcement officers, firefighters or commission wardens, $268.00, probation, sent. withheld. Tanya L. Lael, Dairyland, issue worthless check(s), $250.00, twice. Maurice A. Meyer, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $443.00, probation, sent. withheld. Bryon K. Nickence, Webster, disorderly conduct, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Kimberly J. Adams, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Jillion J. Amparo, Spooner, speeding, $250.90. Joshua D. Bagles, Gallatin, Tenn., provide wrong information to DNR approval, $503.50. Mark S. Collins, Rochester, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Brian J. Evan, Menomonie, place material, feed, attract wild animals, $243.00. Amanda M. Felski, Hayward, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Dillon J. Hall, Springbrook, dog running at large, $187.90. Tina M. Hamblin, Spooner, speeding, $250.90. Sasha N. Harvey, Hayward, speeding, $175.30. Deborah L. Ierace, Springbrook, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30.

Timothy P. Luell, Stillwater, Minn., modify snowmobile to exceed noise emissions, $175.30. Thomas M. Mann, Minong, OWI, $937.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Leslie P. Nagy, Couderay, speeding, $200.50. Thomas E. Odle, LaPorte, Ind., seat belt violation, $10.00. Adam N. Peck, Sarona, driving too fast for conditions, $213.10. Shannon L. Peterman, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00; OWI, $887.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Jason G. Ronnestrand, Bloomer, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50; operating while suspended, $200.50. Ashley M. Schultz, Hayward, operating while suspended, $200.50. Select Transport Inc., Stone Lake, raw forest product overweight violation, $295.77. John J. Taylor, Springbrook, operating while suspended, $200.50. Christopher L. Wilkie, Birchwood, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $100.00.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR SEALED BIDS WASHBURN COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT SPOONER, WISCONSIN Sealed proposals for the sale of equipment described herein will be received until 1 p.m., Thursday, March 31, 2016, by the Washburn County Highway Department, Office of the Highway Commissioner, 1600 County Highway H, Spooner, Wisconsin 54801 whereupon the sealed proposals received will be publicly opened. PROPOSAL CONTRACT #3-16M CRS2 Sealcoat Oil, Fog Seal Oil, Type CRS2-PD, Type CRS2, Type CRS2P PROPOSAL CONTRACT #4-16M Hot Applied Sealants/ Crack-Fillers PROPOSAL CONTRACT #5-16M 3/8” Washed Pea Rock & 5/16” Coarse Aggregate PROPOSAL CONTRACT #6-16M Polymer Scrub Seal PROPOSAL CONTRACT #7-16M Cold Mix Asphaltic Pavement, SC800 PROPOSAL CONTRACT #8-16M HMA or WMA PG 58-28 & PG 58-34 E-1 *Asphaltic Concrete Pavement, PG 58-28 and PG 58-34 Type E-1 HMA and warm mix may be used on LRIP projects for the Washburn County Highway Department and Township LRIP projects: Brooklyn, Beaver Brook, Bashaw, Bass Lake, Madge, Sarona, Casey, Crystal, Spooner, Minong, Trego, Evergreen and Springbrook. Specifications are on file and available upon request at the Office of the Washburn County Highway Department, phone 715-635-4480; FAX 715-635-4485 Bidders wishing to submit their bid by mail may do so at their own risk. Bids received through mail by the Washburn County Highway Department, later than the time set forth above will be returned unopened. The correct mailing address is Washburn County Highway Department, 1600 County Highway H, Spooner, WI 54801. The County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive any technicalities, and to select the bid proposal deemed most advantageous to the Washburn County Highway Department. Frank Scalzo, Highway Commissioner Washburn County 1600 County Highway H 643513 32-33r Spooner, WI 54801 WNAXLP

THE SHELL LAKE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION will have its annual meeting Monday, April 4, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Shell Lake City Hall

All decorations will be removed on April 1. 643412 32-33rp

Secretary/Treasurer Peg Pockat

(Mar. 9, 16, 23) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF HEIDI L. ROBOTKA Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 16PR12 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth October 28, 1975, and date of death October 17, 2015, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 218 E. Birch Avenue, Birchwood, WI 54817. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is May 24, 2016. 5. A claim may be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, P.O. Box 316, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, Room 2C. Shannon Anderson Probate Registrar February 24, 2016 Attorney Teresa Germain, Wiley Law S.C. P.O. Box 370 Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 715-723-8591 642849 WNAXLP Bar No.: 1050355

ADULT COLORING BOOKS AVAILABLE: Prices ranging from $6.49 - $14.99. Colored pencils and sharpeners available, too. Register newspaper office, Lake Mall, Shell Lake. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  715-468-2314,  news@wcregisternewsroom. com 30-33rp

INDIANHEAD RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUB GUN SHOW: Ray Kangas Productions. April 9, Spooner High School, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., CTH K, Spooner. $5. All firearm laws must be observed. Anyone under 18 will not be admitted unless accompanied by   a parent. Children under 16 free, accompanied by an adult. Tim, 715-635-2319. 28-34rc TOWN OF SARONA NOTICE OF IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING CENTRAL BOILER CERTIFIED In-person absentee voting will be conducted at the Sarona E-CLASSIC OUTDOOR WOOD Town Hall on Thursday, March 31, 2016, from 10 a.m. to noon. FURNACE: Get the most heat with Victoria Lombard, Clerk less wood. Call today! Northwest 643504 32r WNAXLP Wisconsin Ent.,  715-6353511 or 715-520-7477. 30-32rc HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER: 2 BRs, 1 bath, partial basement, 2-car garage, new septic, on 5 acres, Trego, Wis. Contact Nicole at 715-939-2710. 32rp

(Mar. 9, 16, 23) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC Plaintiff vs. JARED D. KIDDER, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 15 CV 28 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on September 24, 2015, in the amount of $123,243.24, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: April 6, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following terms: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective. PLACE: at the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Part of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4, Section 26, Township 38 North, Range 13 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Beginning at the Southeast corner of Lot 1, Block “H”, Dobie and Stratton`s Addition to the City of Shell Lake; thence South along the West street line a distance of 148 feet to the North line of County Trunk Highway; thence West on County Trunk Highway line a continuation of Sixth Avenue, a distance of 66 feet; thence at right angles and North to the Southwest corner of Lot 1, a distance of 148 feet; thence at right angles and East along the South line of said lot to the place of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 401 6th Ave., Shell Lake, WI 54871. TAX KEY NO.: 65-282-2-38-1326-4-01-000-003000. Dated this 13th day of January, 2016. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Jordan C. Staleos J Peterman Legal Group Ltd. State Bar No. 1085629 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to www.jpeterman to obtain the bid for this sale. J. Peterman Legal Group Ltd. is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 642737 WNAXLP



Washburn County is seeking applicants for limited-term employment in the Land and Water Conservation Department. Primary responsibilities include working with the County Conservation Coordinator to implement the countywide Strategic Plan of prevention, control and public outreach of aquatic invasive species (AIS). Watercraft inspection at boat landings is required, along with data entry and reporting. Experience and Training Required: Position requires a high school diploma. A Bachelor’s degree or current enrollment in Natural Resource or Biology program or equivalent work experience in water conservation is preferred. Must possess knowledge of aquatic ecology and aquatic plant and animal identification. A majority of the duties will be spent working outside, independently and communicating with the general public. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Employee’s personal vehicle must be used and will be reimbursed at $.52 per mile. No housing will be provided. This is a temporary seasonal position not to exceed 600 hours and the rate of pay is $10.00/hour. Weekly schedule is somewhat flexible. Weekends and holidays are required. Start date is negotiable, but preferably early May through Labor Day Weekend. For an application and further information, contact Washburn County Personnel Office, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871, at 715-468-4624, or on our website at administration/employmentapp.pdf. Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 8, 2016. EOE. 643259 31-32r

LEGAL NOTICE APPOINTMENTS TO THE WISCONSIN INDIANHEAD TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD The committee to appoint members to the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College District Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 2 p.m., at the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Administrative Office, located at 505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake, WI, to review the following candidates’ applications submitted for consideration for the following positions for 3-year terms: (1) Employer member position representing Region 3 - Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn Counties, and (1) Additional member position representing the WITC District. Candidates must be present and must provide two letters of recommendation before being interviewed to qualify for appointment to the Board. Brett Gerber David Minor N5339 Riverview Road 3314 Baxter Ave. Ladysmith, WI 54848 Superior, WI 54880 AGENDA Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College DISTRICT BOARD APPOINTMENT COMMITTEE Thursday, April 7, 2016, 2 p.m. WITC Administrative Office 505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871 Public Hearing 1. Call Public Hearing to Order 2. Roll Call 3. Establishment of Quorum 4. Determination of Compliance with Open Meetings Law and Statutory Notices 5. Determination of Names and Qualifications of the Candidates 6. Interview each Candidate 7. Testimony from the Public Regarding Candidates 8. Close of Public Hearing Appointment Committee Meeting 1. Call Public Meeting to Order 2. Roll Call 3. Establishment of a Quorum 4. Determination of Compliance with Open Meetings Law and Statutory Notices 5. Approval of the April 1, 2015, Board Appointment Public Hearing and Committee Meeting Minutes 6. Purpose of Meeting and Explanation of Statutes Governing District Board Appointments 7. Review the Plan of Representation, Approved on April 1, 2015 8. The committee may go into closed session, in accordance with State Statutes §19.85 (1)(f), for the purpose of consideration of financial, medical, social, or personal histories information of the candidates 9. Reconvene Public Meeting 10. Appointment of District Board Members 11. Review, Discuss, and Consider Approval of or Changes to the Plan of Representation for the next Board Appointment Process 12. Adjournment of Public Meeting Note: President Will plans on being available during the meeting to answer any questions. 643409 32r WNAXLP




Reynolds honored with Student of the Year Scholarship

SHELL LAKE - Shannel Reynolds, a Shell Lake High School graduate, was recently honored with the Student of the Year Scholarship Award from the American Indian College Fund. The award was presented at this year’s American Indian Higher Education Consortium held the week of March 14 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Participants from 33 tribal colleges around the country were there, including Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College. Reynolds attends LCOOCC through the St. Croix Outreach Site located in Hertel. She is graduating this spring with an associate degree in early childhood and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in education. Reynolds will be the first in her family to graduate from college. She is the daughter of Rebecca Reynolds and Douglas Summer. Her brothers are students at Shell Lake Middle School; Bryce is in eighth grade and Bryton is in sixth grade. The American Indian College Fund transforms Indian higher education by funding and creating awareness of the unique, community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities, offering students access to knowledge, skills and cultural values which enhance their communities and the country as a whole. American Indian Higher Education

Shannel Reynolds has received the Student of the Year Scholarship Award from the American Indian College Fund. — Photos submitted Consortium is the collective spirit and unifying voice of the nation’s 37 tribal colleges and universities — a unique community of tribally and federally chartered institutions working to strengthen tribal nations and make a lasting difference in

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Staff members attending from Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College when Shannel Reynolds received the Student of the Year Scholarship Award were (L to R): Kate Lechnir, St. Croix Outreach Site coordinator; Reynolds, Janine McNulty, TRIO adviser; and Jason Parolin, financial aid director. the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Since 1973, AIHEC has served its network of member institutions through public policy, advocacy, research and program initiatives to ensure strong tribal

sovereignty through excellence in American Indian higher education. — with submitted information

Shell Lake Elementary honored at Capitol ceremony MADISON - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers congratulated Shell Lake Elementary School for being among 169 schools in the state that received Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition honors for the 2015-16 school year during a special March 14 ceremony at the state Capitol in Madison. Evers welcomed Laura Stunkel, Shell Lake Elementary and Primary principal, and Jennifer Marker, primary interventionist, to the recognition event. During the ceremony, the state superintendent recognized nine high-achieving schools

and 26 high-progress schools; 11 schools earned both high-achieving and highprogress honors. There were 117 beatingthe-odds schools. Twelve schools earned a School of Recognition award for five consecutive years. “These awards recognize the work of students and their parents along with teachers, school administrators and school staff members to break the link between poverty and low academic achievement. These efforts will help us ensure that every student graduates college and career ready,” Evers said.

Laura Stunkel, left, Shell Lake Elementary/Primary School principal, is shown with state Superintendent Tony Evers, and Jennifer Marker, primary interventionist, at the Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition ceremony held Monday, March 14. — Photo submitted “We are very proud to be a recipient of this prestigious award. It takes the entire staff, parents and community to accomplish this arduous goal,” said Stunkel.

This is the eighth consecutive year that Shell Lake Elementary School has received the Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition honors. — from WisDPI

Shell Lake Community Education classes set SHELL LAKE - Shell Lake Community Ed will be offering the following classes. To register call 715-468-7815, ext. 1337 or visit the school website.  Serving on Groups That Make Decisions: Monday, April 11, 5:30-7 p.m. Have you ever considered joining a committee or group but resisted participation because you weren’t sure if it was the right “fit” for you? Serving on Groups is for individuals who want

to make a difference in their community by serving as a member of a decisionmaking group. Decision-making groups are present in schools, nonprofit agencies and many levels of local government. Serving on Groups That Make Decisions: A Guide for Families is an informational tool for all decision-making groups, not just in education. Pat Rynda, lead family engagement coordinator for CESA 11, will provide an overview of the Serving on Groups Guidebook that covers the

following topics: Opportunities to get involved: types of groups; processes groups use; tools groups use; tips and strategies for groups; understanding data as information; the role of families on groups; and skills for serving on groups. There is no charge for this class, however preregistration is required to meet the minimum of five participants. Register by Monday, April 4. Location: Shell Lake High School. ​Reminder for players, parents and

coaches. A meeting will be held Thursday, March 31, 6 p.m., at the Shell Lake High School for students in T-ball, third- and fourth-grade softball, fifth- and sixthgrade softball, seventh- and eighth-grade softball, third- and fourth-grade baseball, fifth- and sixth-grade baseball and U-14 Babe Ruth baseball. All students should be preregistered before attending the meeting. Registration is available on the school website’s home page at shelllake. — from SLCE

Lunch Thursday, March 24: No school. Easter break. Friday, March 25: No school. Easter break. Monday, March 28: No school. Easter break. Tuesday, March 29: Grades K-12: Grilled cheese and soup. Wednesday, March 30: Grades K-12:

Chicken and gravy over whole-grain biscuit. Grades 7-12: Spicy chicken sandwich. Thursday, March 31: Grades K-12: Hot Italian subs. Grades 7-12: Mozzarella dippers. Menus subject to change. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Shell Lake school menu Breakfast Thursday, March 24: No school. Easter break. Friday, March 25: No school. Easter break. Monday, March 28: No school. Easter break. Tuesday, March 29: Grades K-12: Mini cinni roll. Grades 3-12: Bagel and cream cheese.

Wednesday, March 30: Grades K-12: Cereal and toast. Grades 3-12: Ultimate breakfast round. Thursday, March 31: Grades K-12: French toast sticks. Grades 3-12: Homemade sweet bread. Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/fruit and milk offered daily. Every day breakfast is free to all students.


NFSC holds 27th-annual Festival On Ice

The Clark family is a skating family. Rachel Keenan spends much of her time shuffling them to and from practice. Shown back row (L to R): Sheri Clark, Rachel Keenan and Brittany Clark. Front: Kayla Pederson, Mary Clark and Ashley Clark. Sheri is a graduating senior skating in her last show.

Photos by Larry Samson

Spooner Middle School skater Brianna Sohn skated to the song “Footloose� in the show. It was a busy night for the young skater as she was in four routines.

Karly Wemette is doing a spin in her routine with the seven young skaters she has been coaching. Coaching and mentoring is something the older skaters enjoy doing.

Shell Lake student Mikenzi Miller is a veteran of the ice shows at the age of 12. Staying active in the club has been more difficult since the closing of the Ice House in Spooner. She has to travel to Rice Lake or Cumberland to get ice time.

Full-Color Brochures with Fold 50......................$58 200..................$95 Save 100....................$79 20% 250..................$117 150....................$87 500..................$156 Price includes 80# gloss or matte paper and folding. Customer to supply electronic file. Custom design service is available for an additional fee. Larger quantities available upon request. Offer good through April 1, 2016

INTER-COUNTY COOPERATIVE PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION 303 Wisconsin Ave. N Frederic, Wis. Phone 715-327-4236

24154 State Rd. 35N Siren, Wis. Phone 715-349-2560

107 N. Washington St. St. Croix Falls, Wis. Phone 715-483-9008

11 West 5th Ave. Shell Lake, Wis. Phone 715-468-2314 642528 19-22a-e 30-33r,L

Skylar Ruetz is an amazing skater from Cumberland. She recounted the story of the first time she tried skating and fell hard on the ice. Her parents thought that she was going to quit, but she got back up and has been skating ever since. She learned to never give up.

WCR | March 23 | 2016