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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Vol. 125, No. 32 • Shell Lake, Wis.

We e ke nd w atch • Film series continues @ Shell Lake See calendar on page 6



Hannah Cassel

March 26, 2014

Lynsey Hagen


First baby of the year

Shania Pokorny

Shell Lake valedictorians and salutatorian announced Page 23

Behind the aisles at Gordy’s Page 7

Local athletes recognized

SPORTS Page 12-14


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SPOONER — Bears are wonderful wild animals, but they can also cause trouble and be a nuisance. Nancy Christel, Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist, will a give a brief presentation and answer your questions on bears, bear behavior and living with bears on Thursday, March 27, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the DNR Service Center, 810 W. Maple St., Spooner. The gathering is free, open to the public and will address awareness and safety as bears will soon be coming out of hibernation. Come enjoy some refreshments and learn more about this animal. — from WDNR ••• RICE LAKE — The UWBC Communiversity Symphonic Band will present their spring concert on Tuesday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m., in the University of Wisconsin - Barron County Fine Arts Theatre in Rice Lake. The 70-piece ensemble includes UWBC students as well as adult musicians from surrounding communities. Under the direction of conductor Mike Joosten of Cameron, the Communiversity Band’s program will include “Sheltered Sky” by John Mackey, “Angels in the Architecture” by Frank Tichelli, “El Camino Real” by Alfred Reed, “A Slavic Farewell” by Vasilij Apapkin, “Mother Earth” by David Maslanka, and conclude with “The Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart. - from UWBC

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A mother great horned owl watches over her baby on a cool spring day. Horned owls hatch two eggs in the last week of January or during February. The female stays with the young while the male does all the hunting. On this day the male was in a nearby tree standing guard. — Photo by Larry Samson

Settlement reached on Minong dam project Page 3 One final look at next week’s election ballot Danielle Moe | Staff writer WASHBURN COUNTY — Tuesday, April 1, is Election Day. On the ballots six area government bodies will have contested elections and registered write-in candidates. The Washburn Count Board election will have a contest for District 16 representing the northwest side of the city of Spooner.  Incumbent James Dohm will be listed alongside new candidate Paul Johnson. One write-in contest will be listed for District 20 representing the east side of the city of Shell Lake.  New candidate Sue Hansen will be listed alongside incumbent Andrew Eiche, but he will be listed as a write-in candidate. Three other district seats will be decided by write-in elections at the county board level, in Districts 1, 9 and 18.  Only District 9 has a registered write-in candidate, James Trembath. The Shell Lake City Council has one vacant seat to be elected by a write-in candidate in Ward 2. The Spooner City Council has one contest, in Ward 1.  The candidates on the ballot are incumbent representative Richard Coquillette and new candidate Jocelyn Ford. The Town of Minong has two contests for the election ballot.  The election for seat 3 on the town board will be between incumbent candidate Linda Featherly and new candidate Max Ericson Sr. The election for seat 4 will be

between two new candidates since the incumbent, Tom Havlicek, was defeated at caucus. Those two candidates are David Conaway and James W. Smit. At the school board level three of the six school boards in Washburn County will have contests. The election to represent constituents in the Spooner Area School District leads the pack for the number of registered candidates.  A total of five candidates will be listed for three positions on the Spooner School Board.  Incumbent candidate Paul Goellner will be listed alongside four new candidates, Ed Morgan, Cathy Maas, Randy McQuade and John Hedlund. The Hayward School Board election has four candidates for two positions.  Incumbent candidates Doug Mrotek and Harry Malcolm will be listed alongside new candidates Derek Hand and Trina Starr. The Rice Lake School Board election will have one write-in and a shortterm contest.  Three city seats are up for election. Two candidates will be listed on the ballot. They are incumbent candidate Janna Haack and new candidate Tami Alberg.  The remaining seat will be filled by a write-in candidate and the candidate that comes in third place will serve the short, two-year term. 

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Spooner High School performs “Bye Bye Birdie” Heartthrob Conrad Birdie, played by Levi Hanson, is the center point of the musical. Based on an Elvislike character, he is joining the Army and saying goodbye to his fans.

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In one of the funniest scenes, Rose Alvarez, played by Annabelle Revak, crashes a Shriner meeting, much to the chagrin of the members. The Shriners are (L to R): Tyler Revak, Sam Dettle, Zach Shutt, Mark Nauertz and Spencer Peck.

Annabelle Revak and Keith Richardson play the love interest of the story. Richardson plays the self-centered promoter/agent, and Revak plays his devoted secretary who leaves the hustle and bustle of the entertainment business to settle in a small town in Iowa.

Mr. Harry MacAfee, played by Spencer Peck, does not With a cast of 32, the Spooner High School performed “Bye Bye Birdie” on Thursday, March 20, through Sunday, March 23. Bob Thornley understand why his teenage children like Birdie and his and Sarah Dettle directed the musical. Music was provided by 13 high school band members under the direction of Mark Aderman. Their music so much, while his wife, played by Mariah Schultz, is more understanding. Taylor Johnson and Dana Danfinal performances will be Thursday, March 27, through Saturday, March 29. ger played the MacAfee children.

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Shell Lake health deemed very good Danielle Moe | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — On Monday, March 24, the Shell Lake Technical Oversight Committee reviewed survey and monitoring activities completed on Shell Lake in 2013. The activities are part of a 10-year study that is a provision of the permit the city received from the Department of Natural Resources to implement the city’s diversion projection to maintain the lake’s water level. “The lake and the river are in very good shape as far as water quality, there are always improvements that can be done for improving habitat and shoreline buffers,” said Kathy Bartilson, Department of Natural Resources northern region basin supervisor. An estimated eight different surveys and monitoring projects have taken place in the lifetime of the long-term study.  Those efforts include groundwater and water quality monitoring, shoreland buffer and aquatic invasive plant studies and a city-implemented boat inspection program.  “From a lake health standpoint, as much shoreland vegetation as would naturally grow would be the best scenario,

but understanding that when people live there they want to use the lake, 70 percent would be the threshold of where it would be within the law for shoreland zoning,” said Pamela Toshner, DNR water resources management specialist. Findings from the 2013 shoreland assessment of Shell Lake found that 54 percent of the lake’s shoreland was categorized as poor or having zero to 1 foot of shoreland vegetation.  The survey also found that 51 percent of the lake’s shoreland has tall vegetation present.  Nancy Truyck observed that landowners may achieve better shoreland buffer results and find it more cost effective by allowing shorelines to grow through the process of natural selection. A comprehensive plant survey of Shell Lake revealed 22 different species of plants.  Lisa Burns, Washburn County conservation coordinator, explained that the number of plants in a water body is dependent on factors like water quality and level of development.  Other surveys done on the lake include those looking for the existence of invasive species.  Those invasive species that have been found on Shell Lake include spotted knapweed,

Chinese mystery snails and purple loosestrife. Bartilson assured that none of the invasive species found are major threats to recreational activities or lake aesthetics. “The city has done very exemplary work in its aquatic invasive species control ... and in all of these efforts there are still improvements to be made and everybody has to remain vigilant to protect these resources we have,” stated Bartilson.  The committee plans to reconvene next year to review 2014 survey data and to establish a lake monitoring plan to be utilized into the future. DNR officials recommended that surveying and monitoring of the This map depicts the varying levels of shoreland vegetation surveyed on Shell Lake. — Special photo

lake continue, and asked that proposals into what surveys should be conducted be submitted to the department for consideration. A link to the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point 2013 shoreland survey interactive map is available on the Register’s website at

Settlement reached on Minong dam project

Danielle Moe | Staff writer SPOONER – On Thursday, March 20, an ad hoc committee meeting of the Washburn County Board of Supervisors approved the settlement on the cost to repair the Minong Dam after last November’s construction incident.  Staab Construction crews worked on repairs to the dam this winter, reaching project completion on Tuesday, Feb. 25.   The county board authorized the appointment of five county board members by county board Chair Steven Sather at the Tuesday, March 19, meeting.  Those members consisted of three highway committee members: Thomas Ricci, District 6; Romaine Quinn, District 15; Les-

ter Fiedler, District 2; and two finance committee members: Thomas Mackie, District 5, and Steven Waggoner, District 3. Also present at the meeting were Jon Johnson, county highway commissioner; Jeffery Kohler, county corporation counsel; Aaron Staab, founder and president of Staab Construction; and Gregory Krantz, District 13.  Staab Construction is the contractor that the county selected to perform the construction on the Minong Dam project. The Nov. 21, 2013, incident occurred in the final stages of dam construction when a mud gate became stuck open after being raised to its engineered height of 5 feet.    

According to Staab, the gate failure was the result of several factors including overstressed anchor epoxy, a bend in the gate’s stabilizing shaft and an unknown top stabilizer located beneath the dam that had fallen out of place. Kohler acknowledged that the work Staab did on the gate was done on an unauthorized project change order, but the county received the benefit in the end.  “The life of the dam improvements that we have made, prior to the expiration to that life, this whole apparatus would have failed anyway based on the descriptions,” said Kohler. The agreement made between the county and Staab is to share the cost of over $100,000 in repair

expenses. Staab Construction will pay $36,000 and the county is responsible for $65,000.    The combination of previous failed dam mechanisms, the unauthorized construction, and the high cost for possible arbitration, and the potential issues in further delays to the special assessment to fund the project all led to the compromised agreement. Staab’s cost is toward more than half of the expense of the repairs to the mud gate while the county’s costs include repairs to the mud gate and trash gate.  

Wisconsin judge rules against redaction

Danielle Moe | Staff writer SHELL LAKE - St. Croix County Judge Howard Cameron ruled on Thursday, March 20, that the redaction of public records, like accident reports, by municipalities is in violation of state law. Wisconsin municipalities began redacting public information from records based

on the misinterpretation of a federal law that was written to protect a driver’s privacy. A ruling over a parking ticket left on the driver’s vehicle in Palatine, Ill., started the implementation of redaction of records. The suit, brought against the city by the driver, contended that his privacy was

compromised when his name, address and date of birth were on the ticket and left in view of the public. The case is a series of rulings and appeals leaving the legality of a redaction policy by municipalities in the best interest of the department. Municipalities, in an effort to protect themselves from a lawsuit, saw redac-

tion of identifying information as the way around a potential suit. The Washburn County Sheriff’s Department began redacting accident reports in May of 2013. The May 15 edition of the Washburn County Register was the last to

Resolution approved for new plow trucks

More money for Pokegama dam project

Danielle Moe | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — A full audience of county residents observed discussions and outcomes of 11 agenda resolutions during the regular monthly meeting of the Washburn County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 18. An over half-million-dollar resolution to enter a lease agreement for new plow trucks met board approval.  The lease agreement with Wells Fargo Equipment Inc., is for eight 2015 Kenworth T800 snowplow trucks to become part of the county highway department’s fleet.  The five-year lease agreement specifies annual payments of $26,408.63 per vehicle, with a balloon payment of $100,000, all at a fixed rate of 3.5 percent. “The balloon payment you are looking at in the resolution is actually Wisconsin Kenworth buying those trucks back at $100,000; we are not paying that payment, the dealership is buying those back from the municipal purchase agreement we are entering into,” explained Jon Johnson, county highway commissioner.  Johnson told the board that by entering into the lease agreement the county will save about $40,000 per truck.  Johnson also said the county’s existing plow trucks will be sold and the sale profits will be used to fund the lease agreement.  At the end of the lease, the county will have the option to purchase the vehicles for $100,000.    Terry Leckel Jr., District 21 representative, observed that by entering into the agreement the county would be locked in

to entering another lease agreement, purchasing the used vehicles or buying new vehicles. Leckel was the only board member to vote against the resolution. Seven years into the county’s Pokegama Dam project, three additional easements have to be acquired before dam construction can begin.  According to Johnson, in order to attain the easements the county will have to go through the process of condemnation. “Right now we are looking at constructing (the dam) and purchasing those easements so that is where the $100,000 is used,” said Johnson.  The resolution passed on a 16-1 roll call vote.  County funds of $125,000 have already been allocated to the project.  Johnson stated that the county has received two quotes on the dam construction project, one for $77,000 and one for $98,000. The next agenda item involved a land purchase by the county. “We do not want to be property owners so we are trying to look at options and we think it is a win-win for the county and for our organization,” said Wayne Sabatke of the Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association.  In an effort to ensure a 125acre property donated to the association remains public, the group offered it to the county for purchase.  With an appraised value of $167,000, the property is located in the Town of Crystal off CTH M adjacent to current county land.  Only looking to cover the association’s costs to acquire the property, the group’s purchase offer to the county is for $25,000 to be paid in two payments of $12,500, one in 2015 and one in 2016. Tim Brabec, District 12, stated he had

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more work needed to be done specifically on the level of power the administrative coordinator position should have. “Another concern I have is filling vacancies internally without advertising or posting positions,” said Brown. Switching hats, Brown spoke as the president of the local Chapter 2816 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees against the county’s inthe-works pay for performance program.  Gregory Krantz, District 13 representative, questioned Kim Frankenberg, personnel director, who updated the board  on the status of the performance-based Last week, March 18, the county board ap- pay plan.  According to board documents proved a five-year lease agreement for the the purpose of the program is to establish county to acquire eight 2015 Kenworth T800 a pay structure for all nonunion county model trucks to be used as county plow trucks. positions based on performance evalua— Photo submitted tions.  Frankenberg explained the evaluations would be given by department heads to staff, then sent to her for analysis. been told there were hunting-rights is“I will make a recommendation on the sues associated with the property.  Mike spreadsheet of all the employees in the Peterson, county forester, stated no deed county ... based on the analysis, based on restrictions had been found after con- the ratings and based on where their job ducting a deed records search. The board title is sitting,” said Frankenberg.  Her passed the resolution to purchase the recommendation would then be sent to property on a 12-6 roll call vote. Mike Keefe, county coordinator.  A cap of During public comment, county resi- $100,000 has been set aside for distribudent and taxpayer Anna Marie Brown ad- tion in 2014.  According to Frankenberg, dressed the county board on four issues.  the county employs a total of 205 individBrown told the board that as a taxpayer uals.  The pay for performance program she was concerned about salaried county affects 150 of those individuals. employees earning bonuses for their time The board received introductions from spent above a 40-hour workweek.   She Stephanie Arneberg and Tom Boron as also spoke against the meeting agenda new county employees.  Arneberg is the item to create a county administrator/fi- county’s new aging director and ADRC nance director position and abolishing the supervisor and Boron is the county’s new position of administrative coordinator.  IT director. During the meeting the board tabled the resolution after discussion determining



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Gratitude extended to family physicians and their colleagues We want to acknowledge the excellent family physicians and their colleagues in Shell Lake who have graciously and effectively served as teachers for medical students from the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth campus over the past year. Dr. Jeff Dunham has been the primary mentor for Carter Kittleson over the past two years. During this time, Dr. Dunham has hosted our students for five separate weeklong visits. Each visit has been vital to our students education, giving them hands-on experience and exposing them to the joys and challenges of working in rural medicine. We want to extend gratitude to all of the patients that met with our students. You have helped to educate our students. In order to best train the next generation of young physicians for Shell Lake, and the surrounding countryside, a partnership with you is crucial. These partnerships show our young professionals that your community has exceptional care and is an excellent place to live and work. The University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth is renowned for its success in training physicians who select family medicine as their medical specialty. In total, 48 percent of Duluth alumni have chosen this as their specialty, compared to only 9 percent nationally. Almost half, 44

Carter Kittleson has been mentored by Dr. Jeff Dunham in Shell Lake for over two years. — Photo submitted

percent, of our medical school graduates who begin their training in Duluth elect to practice in smaller communities such as yours. This is 11 times the national average, where approximately 4 percent enter small-town practice. Gratitude is extended from all of us at the Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Our students are your students, and our successes will be yours as well. We look forward to our continued partnership and having many of our students practice in Shell Lake in the future. Dr. Ray Christensen, M.D. Dr. James Boulger, Ph.D Dr. Emily Onello, M.D. UMD Medical School

Spooner ReStore hires new manager; volunteers needed SPOONER - Laura Baker of Spooner is the new manager of the Spooner ReStore, located at 805 S. River St. The store is run by Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity, which serves Polk, Burnett, Rusk and Washburn counties. The nonprofit builds and repairs homes with volunteers and with the families who need the homes. The ReStore is “a store that builds homes,” as it raises funds for WRHFH’s  programs. Donations of furniture, appliances, building materials and household items are accepted, then sold at discount prices. The Spooner ReStore is WRHFH’s second store. The first, in St. Croix Falls, opened nearly three years ago. The Spooner ReStore, which opened last fall, was initially managed by Paul Nedland of Minong. Nedland passed away suddenly in late January. “Laura really stepped up after we lost Paul,” said Eric Kube, executive director

of WRHFH. “She did a great job. You can see her passion for what she’s doing. She does what needs to be done, and she’s great with volunteers!” The Spooner ReStore is greatly in need of volunteers to help receive donations, prepare them to be put out in the store and is especially in need of volunteer cashiers. The ReStore is a fun, familyfriendly place. Volunteers at the ReStore like thrift stores, enjoy being the first to see one-ofa-kind donations coming in, like knowing they are helping raise funds to help end poverty housing, and would like to work with other great people and make new friends. Any skill level is welcome. Those able to help at the Spooner ReStore are encouraged to call the store at 715-635-4771. The store is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - from HFH

Regional cow-calf meeting to feature beef, hog and crop farm TRADE LAKE/GRANTSBURG — Be sure to attend this year’s regional cowcalf meeting on Wednesday, April 2, from 5-9 p.m., in southwest Burnett County and sponsored by the UW-Extension Livestock Team.  The meeting will be held at the Lucky Oats Farm, owned by Jim and Patty Melin, located at 21071 Melo Drive.  From Hwy. 87 south of Grantsburg, go east on CTH O and then right or south on Melo Drive.  From Frederic, take Hwy. 48 about seven miles to CTH O, go west almost two miles, then turn left or south on Melo Drive.  Watch for the signs.  Jim is a former dairy farmer and Patty is a certified medical assistant.  Son Erik is working in the operation.  The Melins raise 20 beef cows and 100 feeder steers.  Cattle are mainly Limousins being crossbred with Black Angus and a few Her-

efords. The Melins raise 400 hogs of Yorkshire, Hampshire and Duroc origin.  They also grow 2,000 acres of corn, beans and hay. The program begins at 5 p.m. with a farm tour followed by supper and program at 6 p.m. in the heated farm shed.  Topics will include: Cow-calf industry outlook, Managing pastured cattle health concerns, Calving issues with beef, and an update on wolves and other predators.  Speakers will include two state Extension specialists, a Grantsburg veterinarian and a USDA/APHIS wildlife biologist.  You need to register in advance by Monday, March 31.  The cost of the program is $10 for the meal.  For registration or information, contact Otto Wiegand or Kevin Schoessow at UWEX-Spooner, 800528-1914 or 715-635-3506. — from UWEX

FFA fruit, meat and cheese available New times to pick up items SHELL LAKE — FFA fruit, meat and cheese are available for pickup on Thursday, March 27, from 3:30-5:30 p.m., and Friday, March 28, from 3:30-5 p.m., at the

new technology/agricultural shop located behind the school across from the technology shop/school. — from Shell Lake FFA

Gov. Walker approves nearly $285,000 in county forest road aid MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker announced on Tuesday, March 18, that $284,700 in state funds will help 24 Wisconsin counties maintain and improve public roads in county forests. Washburn County has 95.86 eligible miles, and the prorated county forest road aid is $30,086.37. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation administers the state’s county forest road aids program. The 2014 fiscal year funding will help improve more than 900 miles of public roads within county forests. Marinette County, with nearly 225 miles of eligible county forest roads, will receive the largest payment of more than $70,350. To qualify for the state funding, roads


must meet minimum design standards of a 16-foot surface width and a 20-foot roadway width; be located within county forests; be open and used for travel; and cannot be town roads, or county or state highways. County forest road aids are separate from the larger general transportation aids program. GTA returns funding to local governments from state-collected transportation revenues, fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees, helping offset the cost of county and municipal road construction, maintenance, traffic and other transportation-related costs. Counties and the amount of county forest road Aids being distributed are listed below. - submitted

Eligible Miles

Prorated County Forest Road Aids

Ashland 4.45 $1,396.67 Bayfield 37.97 $11,917.16 Burnett 35.16 $11,035.22 Chippewa 18.12 $5,687.10 Clark 45.98 $14,431.16 Douglas 97.23 $30,516.23 Eau Claire 17.94 $5,630.60 Florence 32.97 $10,347.88 Iron 47.57 $14,930.19 Jackson 8.68 $2,724.28 Juneau 5.59 $1,754.46 Langlade 7.67 $2,407.29 Lincoln 27.25 $8,552.61 Marathon 6.48 $2,033.80 Marinette 224.16 $70,354.26 Oconto 36.83 $11,559.37 Oneida 37.46 $11,757.10 Polk 7.61 $2,388.45 Price 15.12 $4,745.52 Rusk 20.80 $6,528.23 Taylor 17.36 $5,448.56 Vilas 48.43 $15,200.11 Washburn 95.86 $30,086.37 Wood 10.41 $3,267.25 Totals 907.10 $284,700.00

Redaction/from page 3 appear with a sheriff’s report. In that time the Register has published at least three incidents without complete information due to the department’s redaction policy. Washburn County is one of more than 56 municipalities in the state to implement a redaction policy. In August of last year Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden said the redaction would continue unless a federal court ruling overturned the current decision established by the court of appeals. As of press time the Register had not received comment from Dryden on the new movement in the redaction lawsuit. To date no Wisconsin municipality has been sued with a suit similar to the Palatine case. The St. Croix County case between the New Richmond News and the city of New Richmond began when the city denied the newspaper’s open records request. Cameron’s eight-page ruling stated that municipalities fulfilling requests for open

records is an “essential function” of government and exempt under the privacy act. Many individuals seeking to stop redaction say this ruling is a step in the direction of abolishing the policy. “I believe we will continue to redact the items we put online (crash reports) and that we send out that are not the result of an open records request, but if an open records request is made we will send out the unredacted version (unless redaction is required under different laws or rules,)” wrote Polk County Sheriff Pete Johnson in an email to the Inter-County Leader. Johnson said that although this ruling is how the higher courts may rule, “until that (an appeal) happens there may still be questions as to how to be in compliance with both the DPPA and the open records laws, that will cause some agencies to continue to redact.” Apple pruning workshop at Holmes Lake Orchard GRANTSBURG — Do you have an apple tree in the backyard that needs pruning?  If you do, are you wondering, how do you start?  Just which branches and how much do you cut out?  What kind of shape should you end up with?   Why should you prune in the first place? According to Kevin Schoessow, University of Wisconsin-Extension area ag agent for Burnett, Washburn and Sawyer counties, these questions and other practical techniques on fruit tree pruning will be discussed and demonstrated on Saturday, April 5.  This outdoor hands-on workshop will be held, pending site and weather conditions, at Holmes Lake Apple Orchard 12966 CTH Z, Grantsburg, starting at 1 pm. Schoessow and Bob Harthorn, owner

of Holmes Lake Apple Orchard, will be on hand to discuss the art and science behind apple pruning and give participants the confidence on how to properly prune. Bob and his wife, Joni, have been managing their 120-tree pick-your-own orchard for over 10 years. This event is free and open to the public, however preregistration is required in case the event is canceled due to poor site conditions or weather.  To find the orchard, go nine miles south of Grantsburg on Hwy. 87, then head east for one mile on CTH Z, watch for signs.  A map and directions can be found at holmeslakeorchard. com/. For more information and to preregister contact the Spooner Area Extension Office at 800-528-1915 or 715-635-3506. — from UWEX


Two more years for Spooners 4K program Danielle Moe | Staff writer SPOONER - On Monday, March 24, the Spooner School Board approved a two-year contract renewal for the district’s Little Rails 4K program, among other agenda items. Only approved for its first year, the community-based program has become a hit with educators, parents and students. The classes take place in two day care facilities, Little Folks day care and Creative Kids day care. Two licensed teachers, Ashley Goodrich and Carye Marach, instruct two sessions of students a day. “A lot of people, when they come to visit, it looks just like play time but that is what 4K is about ... it is learn through play,” said Marach. Chris Anderson, elementary school principal, explained that the program’s purpose is to provide all 4-year-olds in the community with an equal education. Four parents of students enrolled in the program spoke about the many positive benefits they have

seen in their child since their participation in the program. The program currently serves 44 students, but Anderson said they plan on combining the district 4K program with the kindergarten student count. The two-year contract renewal included the possibility of the Head Start program to implement 4K sessions in addition to Little Folks and Creative Kids. Michael Markgren, district business manager, brought a list of district projects that could be implemented in phase two of the district’s Act 32 energy exemption plan. The list includes the cost for the second phase of iPads for the fifth and sixth grades, a new roof for the elementary school and four other district projects. The six possible projects come to a total of $741,000. Board member Robert Hoellen said he would not support a second year implementing the exemption when he thought it was a one-year plan. Board member Kyle

Fox sworn in as new state patrol officer TOMAH — After 23 weeks of intense training, Evan Fox, Shell Lake, was among 30 cadets sworn in and receiving their badges as Wisconsin State Patrol officers during a graduation ceremony in Tomah on Friday, March 21. Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb administered the oath of office. Cadets in the 59th recruit class began their training at the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy at Fort McCoy on Oct. 6, 2013. Their training has prepared them for law enforcement careers as either state patrol troopers or inspectors in one of five regions in the state.  Troopers generally patrol highways to enforce traffic safety and criminal laws while inspectors focus primarily on enforcement of motor carrier (large trucks and buses) safety laws and regulations.

“Throughout their rigorous training as cadets, our newest officers displayed the mental, physical and emotional strength to succeed in a variety of traffic and public safety missions,” said Capt. Gerald Voight, commander of the state patrol academy. “They completed comprehensive instruction and hands-on training in an array of subjects, including traffic and criminal law, firearms marksmanship, emergency vehicle operations, crisis management and traffic crash investigations. The state requires at least 520 hours of training to earn certification as a law enforcement officer.  However, our cadets received more than 800 hours of training before graduation, and they will continue their training and education throughout their careers.” — from WisDOT

Pierce observed that the school’s plan was to implement a second phase, but the time line was not specified. On consensus the board directed the issue to be reviewed by the budget committee. After discussion, the board determined to post for the hiring of a middle school principal. Lynnea Lake, current Spooner Middle School principal, submitted her resignation earlier this month. The board also accepted the resignation of Michelle O’Connell as junior varsity volleyball coach and approved the hiring of Jeff Hagen as assistant girls soccer coach.

Road bans go into effect WASHBURN COUNTY — Washburn County road bans will go into effect Thursday, March 27, at 12:01 a.m. Notice will be posted on the Washburn County Highway Department website: and is available by calling the highway department at 715635-4480. The following county roads are posted at 6-ton maximum for any single axle and 10-ton maximum for any two axles under 8 feet apart: CTH BB from CTH B to the Sawyer County line; CTH E from Hwy. 63 south and west to CTH M; CTH F from Hwy. 63 west to North Road; CTH F from Hwy. 53 west to CTH K; CTH F loop from CTH K to Hwy. 77; CTH G from Hwy. 77 north to the Douglas County line; CTH I from Hwy. 77 to the end; CTM M from Hwy. 70 north to Hwy. 63; CTH M from Stanberry Road north to Hwy. 77; CTH P from CTH B to CTH D; CTH T north from CTH D to end; CTH T south from CTH D to Barron County line. This list is subject to change pending conditions. — from WCHD

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SIREN — In a town named for the Swedish word for lilacs, the annual Lilacfest in May was something of a kickoff event for the summer tourism season. As of right now, however, there will be no official Lilacfest in 2014. According to Siren Chamber Director Chris Moeller the celebration was featured in the town’s marketing literature when she first came to her position in 2009, but it wasn’t being held. Despite her efforts to resurrect the event in 2010, and expand it every year since, the decision was made earlier this year to commit limited time and resources to other chamber activities and promotions. That means that unless some other group steps forward to do the planning and marketing, there will be no Lilacfest in Siren this year. — from the Inter-County Leader ••• CUMBERLAND/MCKINLEY — After 100 years of service to the community,

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners March 17 - $30 Scott Smith, Shell Lake March 18 - $30 Ernie Cathers, Shell Lake March 19 - $30 Cathy Olson, Osceola March 20 - $30 Riel Monette, Minneapolis, Minn. March 21 - $30 Rudy Kessler, Shell Lake

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McKinley United Methodist Church has been closed due to the merger with First United Methodist Church of Cumberland. The united congregations will meet at the Cumberland location from now on. The McKinley church was established in 1909, meeting in people’shomes. In 1913, the church building was erected, and in June 2013 a centennial event was held to celebrate 100 years of ministry. Methodism in Cumberland began in 1880 with the first religious edifice built in 1882 and dedicated in

1883. — from the Cumberland Advocate ••• BARRON COUNTY — Text messages examined by Barron County and state investigators showed how festering resentment between ex-spouses may have led to the March 10 shooting death of Daniel Raven, 33, in the basement of a home in the Town of Clinton. A March 17 criminal complaint named three suspects: 34-yearold Ian John Skjerly, Rice Lake, the alleged trigger man in the murder plot; 29-yearold Trista Marie Hrabak, Rice Lake, the

Register Memories 1954 - 60 years ago

• Airman Third Class Donald F. Talbert, Shell Lake, was named Airman of the Month in the 29th Air Division, and among other honors, gained the distinction of being kissed by movie star Piper Laurie. • Judith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abner Odden and a pupil of the Roosevelt Consolidated School, Shell Lake, won the $50 grand prize in the grade school division at Barron in the essay contest sponsored by the Barron County R.E.A. • The Dahlstrom Brook PTA held its bimonthly card party at the Alfred Creech home. Mrs. Delbert Marker took the ladies high, and Alfred Creech took the men’s high. The next party would be at the schoolhouse with Mrs. Harry Dahlstrom and Mrs. Melvin Dahlstrom as hostesses. • Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Dahlstrom decided to quit farming and had an auction at their farm. The Dahlstrom Brook PTA served lunch.

1964 - 50 years ago

• Forrest Gordon was born March 20 to Mr. and Mrs. Neil Anderson, Barronett. Tammy Lynn was born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Metzler, Shell Lake, on March 19; and Duane Anthony was born March 18 to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Paffel, Spooner. • Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Rounce and family moved from Chetek to their cottage on Shell Lake. • Calvin Romsos attended the wedding of Harlan Owens and Elaine Dombrock at Centuria. • At the regular Shell Lake City Council meeting it was decided to reduce the parking fees for airplanes at the Municipal Airport to 75 cents per day, $3 per week and $7 per month. One third of the amount collected for parking of planes would be paid to the caretaker.

1974 - 40 years ago

• A group of teenage girls formed a club in Shell Lake named TACK, stand-

victim’s ex-wife and Skjerly’s girlfriend; and 37-year-old Robert Bruce McBain, Cameron, who allegedly drove a getaway vehicle from the scene of the crime. Raven was shot to death as he watched television in the basement of a home where he worked managing a turkey farm. Prosecutors said the shooting was the culmination of a long-simmering conflict between Hrabak and her ex-husband. — from the Barron News-Shield •••

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ing for Teens Are Capable Kids. The girls held a bake sale and raised $30, which they donated to the Lions Club to be used for the new proposed community center. Presenting the check to Lions Club President Bill Albright were Jan Hefter, Joy Klabunde, Bonnie Schaefer, Mary Nesthill and Lynette Lundahl. • Judges for the Shell Lake Cub Scout Pack 51 Pinewood Derby were Fran Washkuhn, Jim Swan and John Pockat. • A 64-ounce bottle of Wisk laundry detergent was $1.39 at Dahlstroms Food Center and Locker Plant. Butter was 75 cents/pound. Del Monte whole-kernel or cream-style corn was four 16-ounce cans for 89 cents, and a 5-quart pail of Land O’ Lakes or Gustafson’s Ice Cream in five varieties was $1.99. • New arrivals reported at the Indianhead Memorial Hospital were Katrina Ann, to Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Pease, Shell Lake; Matthew Allen to Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Todd, Spooner; and Jennifer Diane, to Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Losey, Spooner.

1984 - 30 years ago

• “Jim is feeling super. He is up and around wearing his jogging suit.” It’s an elated Dianne Loomis describing the progress her husband, Jim Loomis, a fifthgrade teacher in the Shell Lake Elementary School, is making following kidney transplant surgery at the University Hospital in Madison. • Mary Sanwald, 21, Minong, purchased the Silver Shears in Shell Lake from Diana Claremboux. Sanwald, a licensed cosmetologist, was employed by Silver Shears for two years prior to purchasing the business. • Butch Erickson and Erika Quam were Shell Lake’s nominees for the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Scholar Athlete awards. • Ken and Sally Ziemer, Shell Lake, were named Friendship King and Queen for the Northwest area that included 14 square dance clubs.

1994 - 20 years ago

• Leading the cheering for the Shell Lake High School basketball teams were Tabitha Talbert, Amber Levens, Becky Forseth, Erica Nord, Nikki Oostdyk, Betsy Olson and Chrystal Leitner. • Emalee Olson, Shell Lake sixth-grader and the daughter of Stuart and Pam Olson, won the CESA 11 spelling contest and would advance to state competition at Madison. • Josh Erwin, Shell Lake, played the role of Jesus in Shell Lake Full Gospel’s production of “Cry of the Captive, Shout of the Victor.” • Shell Lake FFA officers were Tom Crosby, president; Adam Erickson, vice president; Dawn Melton, secretary; Ben Kidder, treasurer; Taylor Hall, reporter; Caleb Melton, chaplain; Dustin Petz, sentinel; and Rich Lawrence, parliamentarian. Junior high FFA officers were Chad Crosby, president; Todd Schrankel, vice president; Mark Johnson, treasurer; Dean Rutledge, secretary; Wayne Schultz, sentinel; and Katie Vanderhoof, reporter.

2004 - 10 years ago

• Lakers named to the Central Lakeland All-Conference basketball team were Steve Soukup, Courtney Bruce and Tiffany Spears. Receiving honorable mention were Amanda Leckel, Rachael Spears and Matt Pesko. • Results of Wednesday Night Women’s Pool were Northwoods 137-61; Becky’s 115-83; Chaney’s 115-83; Uncle Mike’s 102-96; Pit Stop 99-99; Corral 87111; Buckhorn 69-129; and Nielsen’s 68130. • The Shell Lake fourth-graders participated in the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. They raised over $3,000 for the American Heart Association. • In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ 100th birthday, Shell Lake Elementary students made footprints of their feet in honor of Dr. Seuss’ book, “The Foot Book.”


Sister show to benefit free clinic RICE LAKE — The Rice Lake Area Free Clinic will be holding a fundraiser on Saturday, April 12, at Northern Star Theatre in Rice Lake. The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres and beverages served at 6 p.m. The evening’s entertainment, Sister, will begin at 7 p.m. Dessert will be served during the intermission. Sister is the collective talents of three real singing sisters originally from southern Minnesota. Kjersten, Kara and Alisa are the whole performing package, each individually gifted with the music that has been a part of their family for generations and each uniquely skilled to put that music into both live performance and recorded platforms. Sister has a vast rep-

ertoire pulled from their heritage, their Midwestern upbringing and their own creative resources. The Sister show is a celebration of music, family and laughter that is suitable for everyone. Audiences can always count on clean humor, real relationships, and amazing vocals and harmonies. The Rice Lake Area Free Clinic opened in June 2010 and has seen over 460 individual patients. The clinic has only one paid employee, a clinic director, so it depends on its 190 volunteers to staff the clinic. The clinic provides care for the uninsured of Barron, Rusk and Washburn counties. Tickets for the April 12 fundraiser can

be purchased at Marketplace Foods in Rice Lake or by calling the free clinic at 715736-3733. If the limited 200 tickets are not sold out prior to the benefit, they will also be available at the door the Sister will perform on Saturday, April 12, at a fundraiser for the Rice Lake evening of the event. — from Area Free Clinic. – Photo submitted the RLAFC

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Thursday, April 10 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. Friday, April 11 • “Untalent Show” Ceska Opera House, Haugen, 7:30 p.m. Reservations required, call 715-234-5600. Saturday, April 12 • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Tickets 9 a.m. Distribution 9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. Contact 715-635-9309, 715-4684017 or 715-222-4410. • Rice Lake Area Free Clinic fundraiser at Northern Star Theatre, Rice Lake, 6 p.m. Entertainment by Sister begins at 7. Tickets for sale at MarketPlace or by calling the free clinic at 715-736-3733. • Barronett Civic Club Easter party for children 10 and younger at the community center from 2-4 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tuesday, April 15 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m., at the lodge. Wednesday, April 16 • Games and activities, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m., at the library. The public is welcome. Thursday, April 17 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting available. • Washburn County Historical Society annual meeting at the Hewitt Building in Shell Lake. Saturday, April 19 • Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce Bunny Breakfast 8 a.m. at the community center. Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m., municipal campground. • Employees of Oak View Adult Family Home will be hosting an Easter party for developmentally disabled adults at the Barronett Community Center from 2-4 p.m. Monday, April 21 • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner. 


Thursday, March 27 • First Year Parenting class, 5-8:30 p.m., Spooner Annex Building, UW-Extension conference room. Call Deb Meyer at 715-635-4444 or • The Shell Lake American Legion meeting, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Commons. • Shell Lake VFW meeting, 7 p.m., Friendship Commons. Friday, March 28 • Washburn County Genealogical Society meeting, 1:30 p.m., city hall meeting room, library building 501 1st St., Shell Lake. Program at the end of meeting will be Remembering Yesterday by Jim Campbell. The public is welcome to attend. Saturday, March 29 • United Women Veterans – Northwest Wisconsin and Maurice’s Fashion Show, 1 p.m., at the Hayward Veterans Community Center, 10534 Main St., Hayward. Please RSVP to 715-651-0482. All proceeds will benefit the United Women Veterans – Northwest Wisconsin Chapter. • Shell Lake Arts Center’s film series The Art of Film will present “Children of Men.” Please use the south entrance and follow signs to the cafeteria. Event starts at 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 3 & Friday, April 4 • Spooner Community Blood Drive at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scriber St. across from the elementary school, Thursday 1-7 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. For an appointment call 800-733-2767.  Walk-ins welcome.  Thursday, April 3 • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Call 715-520-7999. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Washburn County Historical Society Board meeting 4 p.m. at the Hewitt Building in Shell Lake. Friday, April 4 • GFWC Spooner Women’s Club will meet at 1 p.m., United Methodist Church, Spooner. Sue Winesburg, student counselor, will talk about challenges we face. There will be a brief meeting followed by refreshments. For more info call Pat at 715-865-2250. Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6 • Northwoods Figure Skating Club presents Legends on Ice. Spooner Ice House, Saturday 2 & 7 p.m., and Sunday 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 • Soup lunch at Hunt Hill in Sarona, noon- 1 p.m. • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m.  • Shell Lake retired school staff luncheon, noon, Lakeview Bar and Grill, downtown Shell Lake. All former and retired school staff and guest are welcome to attend. Wednesday, April 9 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. • The board of directors for the Railroad Memories Museum meeting, 1 p.m., Spooner City Hall. All volunteers welcome.



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Gordy’s opened in Shell Lake, but once inside you are sure to find more than one familiar face in the Gordy’s staff. Talbert grew up five miles west of Shell Lake on CTH O.  In fact, 11 of the previous Dahlstroms Lakeside Market staff members have remained to work for Gordy’s.  In addition to employing previous staff, the company has created three new full-time positions and four new part-time positions. Talbert graduated from Shell Lake High School in 1990 and his wife, Mary, is a 1992 Spooner High School graduate.  Into his college years he worked at Dahlstroms but moved to Barron and began working at Econofoods.  After working his way up he became the store’s manager, a station he held for 10 years, before being offered the position at Gordy’s.
 “The Shafer family has been wonderful. It has been a very positive work experience,” said Talbert.  A man with a passion to be a part of his community, Talbert is on the board of the Barron Chamber of Commerce, but has plans to become involved in the Shell Lake community.  “Our plan is to stay in this location, operate out of this facility, fix it up and down the road maybe expand, but that is not in the cards right now,” said Talbert.  Fixing

up the place has involved installing new food coolers, adding shelving, new registers, a third checkout lane, offering more ready-to-eat items and generally making room for more goods. “You will see a lot more variety than you have in the past,” said Talbert. The additional shelving has allowed for the expansion of the meat and produce departments, doubling the selection of items available. New products include takeand-bake pizzas that can be ordered and made to go, fresh flowers, local products and rotisserie chickens. Talbert said that the advertisements and additions have been well-received by customers, especially in the bakery department. “Almost everything is baked in-house, and we have been having the Rice Lake store supplement baking to keep up with demand,” said Talbert. Customers will notice the grocery aisles are arranged in the same order in addition to maintaining the freezer section and hardware products.  Talbert said the store’s largest problem is customer parking, but the company is working on possible solutions. 

Matt Blasser, Gordy’s dairy and frozen department manager, stocks a section of shredded cheese. Originally from Spooner, Blasser and his wife are both Spooner High School graduates. – Photo by Danielle Moe

Department heads at Gordy’s County Market are (L to R): Rob Olson, bookkeeping; Phil Swan, meat department manager; McKenzie Johnson, pricing; Duane Talbert, store manager; and Matthew Blasser, dairy and frozen food department. — Photo by Larry Samson

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Wisconsin 4-H celebrates 100 years 4-H Day was held at the state Capitol in Madison on Wednesday, March 19, to celebrate “100 years of growing Wisconsin leaders through 4-H,” as the press release stated. Other events will be held throughout the year to celebrate 4-H. According to Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development, seven youths attended the first 4-H club meeting in Walworth County on Oct. 30, 1914. Names of 4-H clubs in Washburn County are Cloverleaf, CyberKids, Earth Keepers, Go-Getters, Junior Farmers, Twin Valley, Cool Kids and Rumblin’ Rails. When I was a 4-H’er in grade school, my siblings and I were members of the Clam Diggers 4-H Club. I remember at the first meeting discussing what the new club should be named. I can still recite the 4-H pledge that was said at the beginning of each meeting. The H’s in

the four-leaf clover, the symbol of 4-H, stand for head, heart, hands and health. Through the 4-H program my sister, Konnie, was able to stay with other 4-H families. One trip was to spend a week in St. Paul and another was to spend time on a large farm in Kansas. Later on, when traveling through Kansas on a family trip to visit relatives in Arizona, we stopped in and visited with Konnie’s Kansas 4-H family. 4-H has provided memorable experiences for many young people. Some may remember the projects they have completed for the county fair. For others it may be the last-minute effort to bring

their record books up to date. Some people continue to enjoy skills they learned through doing 4-H projects. My brother, John, who is two years older than I, took up knitting as a 4-H member. The photo of him knitting that I have included with this column was taken in 1968, making him 10-1/2 years old at the time. You know, I’ve never asked him if he continues to knit today. For some reason, I don’t think so. As 4-H continues to celebrate its 100th birthday in Wisconsin this year, I know the young people that are involved with 4-H today are making their own 4-H memories as well as developing lifelong skills. John Carlson, a member of the Clam Diggers 4-H, is shown knitting a pair of slippers as a 4-H project. — Photo submitted

Beyond the office door • Suzanne Johnson Area writers corner Memories of a friend Mary B. Olsen My dear friend, Mary Roeschler, is gone now and possibly singing with the angels. Her passing away was unexpected, and I and all her friends miss her. I will always remember her good-natured but feisty temperament, her sweet smile, and the melody of her voice and her guitar. Whether it was sad and lonely country songs, or fast-paced polkas, or down-to-earth bluegrass that had everyone clapping, she was quite an entertainer. She and I share some things. She was born and grew up in a coal-mining town in Pennsylvania, and I was born and grew up in a coal-mining town in Illinois. She took on the job of delivering newspapers as a child. I, too, delivered newspapers when I was a child. Papergirls were unheard of, at the time, in both towns. After that our lives went in different directions but we both found ourselves transplanted to Wisconsin. They say coal miners are daredevils, but that is not true. They are normal human beings but they have a kind of determination to tackle the difficult, and are proud to excel at it. They may be poor but they don’t give up. My kind of people. Mary had a tough road, and the family was poor. Her mother suffered an accident and became an invalid and it was Mary who took on the care when

just a young thing. She was a caregiver from the start. When she married and had her children she was the heart and soul of her family. She and her husband became musicians and they played music for others to enjoy. Mary played the guitar and the keyboard and took up the banjo, and enjoyed singing. She continued entertaining people after her first husband passed away. Mary assumed roles more common to men, and worked as a school bus driver for years, and as a rural mail carrier. She was tall and strong and could settle down a noisy bunch of schoolchildren with ease. She carried the mail along the country roads where a lot of men fear to tread. This dear lady loved the country life. She and her second husband, Marvin, had a large garden. She was never afraid of hard work. She canned huge amounts of homegrown vegetables every year. She enjoyed cooking. Mary might have taken on men’s work, but she was very good at the finer handiwork. She did beautiful crochet work, and quilting, and sewing of all kinds. She became one of our quilting group at the senior center, five years ago, and embroidered blocks for our projects and handquilted with us once a week. Our quilts took prizes at a quilt show and at the fair. Mary took on her role as stepmother as well. She was proud of her boys in the military. Her nurturing role

meant caring for the souls as well as the bodies. She took on a leadership role in her church. Many people enjoyed her contributions to the church fundraisers. She would always be willing to share her music, if you asked. It meant time for practice, and energy to learn the songs. It meant expense, for her to travel. Sometimes Marvin would help her with her equipment, and all that was needed for her performance. Other times she did it herself. She had health problems for years, but she kept on with the important things. She used her God-given talents. I have been pleased to have known her. She liked folk music, and country, and she loved bluegrass. As a volunteer, she provided music for the Washburn County Historical Society Ghost Visit for six years, each summer. She was always happy to make the effort and to share her music. She gave of herself and enriched our lives. A couple of lines from a poem by Helen Steiner Rice are proper. “The more of everything you share The more you’ll always have to spare. The more you love, the more you’ll find That life is good and friends are kind. For only what we give away, Enriches us from day to day.”

Christensen named WITC student ambassador RICE LAKE — Riley Christensen of Webster and a Spooner High School graduate was recently named the 2014 WITC-Rice Lake Student Ambassador. The ambassador program recognizes exceptional technical college students throughout Wisconsin. Christensen, enrolled in the broadband technologies program, will represent the Rice Lake campus at events throughout the next year and will be a speaker at the Friday, May 16, graduation ceremony. In his first year of the two-year program, Christensen has impressed instructor Mark Loehlein. “Riley is very intelligent and is taking certifications in advanced subjects beyond the class material.” After he graduates, Christensen’s goal is to continue his education, looking especially at electrical engineering. “I want to develop new technologies and inventions,” he says. In nominating Christensen to be student ambassador

Riley Christensen, Spooner High School graduate, is the 2014 WITC-Rice Lake Student Ambassador. — Photo submitted

for the Rice Lake campus, Loehlein says, “Riley spends much of his free time studying, or he’s helping his classmates.” Christensen is also an active member of the campus Broadband Technologies Organization.

Even though Christensen has been on campus a short time, he has already demonstrated a dedication to his education and the WITC-Rice Lake community. Ranked fourth best two-year college in the nation by Washington Monthly magazine, WITC serves the educational and career needs of more than 25,000 residents of northwestern Wisconsin each year. With multiple campuses, WITC offers career-focused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificates, customized business training and a wide array of courses for personal or career enrichment. WITC is a member of Wisconsin Technical College System. For more information, call 800-243-WITC or visit WITC is an equal opportunity/access employer and educator. — from WITC

Hazardous waste collection and disposal for businesses available SPOONER — Northwest Regional Planning Commission’s Northwest Cleansweep program, with the cooperation of Douglas, Bayfield, Sawyer, Price, Rusk, Taylor, Ashland, Burnett and Washburn counties, is again offering hazardous waste disposal for businesses, schools and municipalities on location. This unique service is designed to give small businesses and other organizations located in Northwest Wisconsin a responsible, costeffective method to properly dispose of small quantities of hazardous waste. Nearly any business may be able to dispose of unwanted chemicals as a very small-quantity generator as defined by Wisconsin DNR. The business can be retail, wholesale, manufacturing, educational or commercial real estate. The Department of Natural Resources regu-

lates business waste disposal through the NR 600 series and offers many publications on hazardous waste for small-quantity generators at this website: org/aw/wm/aboutprog.htm. Hazardous wastes are wastes that have the potential to harm the environment or human health. Hazardous wastes fall into four categories: ignitable, corrosive, reactive and toxic. To deal with hazardous waste effectively, substances must be identified correctly to ensure proper handling, storage, transport and disposal. The cost to participate in these special events varies depending on the type and quantity of waste present for disposal. Prices for material disposal can be quoted by calling Jen Barton at 715-635-2197, or email at jbarton@ A list of materials wishing to be disposed of,

approximate quantity and type of container/condition is helpful to know as well; please fax to to 715-635-7262 or email. All waste presented for disposal through this program is sorted and packaged for shipment by NW Cleansweep staff along with the expertise of a licensed hazardous waste management company. The waste is then transported to and disposed of, usually recycled, at a licensed hazardous waste disposal plant. Disposal costs, as well as a transportation fee, will be charged to all businesses, schools or municipalities wishing to use this service. A complete schedule of the residential collection events can be found at For more information and to register, call 715-635-2197. — from NWRPC

Relay for Life fundraiser to be held at The Getaway SHELL LAKE – The Big Ripley Trekking Team will be sponsoring their eighth-annual Relay for Life fundraiser at The Getaway Saturday, April 12, from 4-7 p.m. Fundraising events will include a silent auction, paddle and bucket raffle. Buy a relay paddle and keep it all night for

special spins. There are only 30 paddles available. Raffle items include a Packer football; hunting and fishing gear; tickets; bird feeders; wine, cheese and chocolate baskets; gardening items; ATV items; bed and bath items; jerseys; jackets; and a variety of baskets. There will be free food

and a free swag bag for everyone. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. The Getaway is located south of Shell Lake, east of Hwy. 63 on CTH D. – submitted


“Discover Wisconsin” features Washburn County in upcoming episode “Four Wheels. Four Counties. — ATVing in Wisconsin” premieres March 29-30 to Midwest audience

“Discover Wisconsin” will feature Washburn County ATVing on Sunday, March 30. Shown is the filming crew when they visited the area. — Photo submitted Washburn County ATV trails are set to open Saturday, May 24. For trail maps, conditions, lodging and more, contact Washburn County Tourism Association at or 715-635-9696. This episode of “Discover Wisconsin” also highlights ATV trails in Barron, Burnett and Superior-Douglas counties. As the nation’s longest running tourism program, “Discover Wisconsin” can be seen statewide on Fox Sports North Saturday

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Spooner Memorial Library to receive funding to enhance customer service to the hearing impaired

SPOONER — The Spooner Memorial Library has been notified that it will receive funding under a federal grant to provide enhanced customer service to the hearing impaired. The library has volunteered to participate in a demonstration project utilizing Library Services and Technology Act funds to install a hearing loop at its service desk. A hearing loop sends a magnetic, wireless signal to personally purchased hearing aids equipped with a telecoil, or T-coil, setting that serves as a customized, wireless loudspeaker for the wearer. T-coil technology provides a clear signal without any background noise. It is unobtrusive in a public service setting, thus enabling conversations that ensure

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE Barron Electric donated $500 to Northern Star Council/Boy Scouts of America. Pictured is Julie Anderson, Barron Electric’s customer service representative, and Brian Halloran, director at Tomahawk Scout Reservation. — Photo submitted WASHBURN COUNTY — Barron Electric Cooperative recently donated $500 to the Northern Star Council/Boy Scouts of America. Brian Halloran, director of Tomahawk Scout Reservation, said, “Funds are used to make camp and Scouting the most affordable youth development program available to families.” Tomahawk Scout Reservation, located on Barron Electric land on Long Lake, had nearly 8,000 participants last summer. Tomahawk has 3,300 acres of woods, campsites across 15 miles of shoreline, a high ropes COPE course, and a 60-foot climbing tower. Scouts can earn merit badges in over 30

areas. Barron Electric has supported other Scouting programs including Chippewa Valley Council of Boy Scouts of America, as well as Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. Funds for community donations are made available through the Federated Youth Foundation, an administrative trust overseeing unclaimed capital credits of former members. Barron Electric has served the rural area since 1936, and currently provides electricity to over 18,000 members. — from Barron Electric

Boy Scout Court of Honor to be held SHELL LAKE — Boy Scout Troop 51 of Shell Lake will conduct a court of honor on Sunday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the Mason Lodge in Shell Lake to recognize the accomplish-

ments of the Scouts and to welcome new Scouts to Troop 51. The public is welcome to attend. — from Troop 51

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WASHBURN COUNTY — The nation’s longest-running tourism TV show, “Discover Wisconsin,” shines the spotlight on Washburn County for a special segment on ATVing in Wisconsin. Premiering Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30, the show will reach “Discover Wisconsin’s” broadcast network of 480,000 viewers across the upper Great Lakes region, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Northern Illinois and Upper Michigan. “Four Wheels. Four Counties.—ATVing in Wisconsin” was produced in partnership with Barron County, Burnett County Tourism, Superior-Douglas County Chamber of Commerce, Washburn County Tourism Association and “Discover Wisconsin.” The program airs locally Sunday, March 30, at 5:30 p.m. on WDIO TV 10. “The episode has already garnered excitement about our area,” said Michelle Voight, executive director of Washburn County Tourism Association. “Our partnership with ‘Discover Wisconsin’ has been a critical part of continuing to promote Washburn County as a premier destination for ATV enthusiasts.” Washburn County boasts more than 100 miles of ATV trails and nine designated ATV trails with easy access to lodging and restaurants along the way. Mariah Haberman, Collin Geraghty and Eric Paulsen with Haberman taking up the Washburn County ATV Scenic Tour, which features more than 35 points of interest located along the area’s ATV system, host the show. The new tour highlights several rivers, swamps, bridges, memorials and even historical sites, such as an old homestead site where riders can see remnants of the original buildings. “We ran into groups from North Dakota who said they make regular trips to Northwest Wisconsin to ride the ATV trails — and I can see why,” said Haberman, co-host of “Discover Wisconsin.” “From wild rivers to the giant bluegill, our entire crew had a blast riding through Washburn County’s diverse and gorgeous terrain!”


Upcoming classes through Shell Lake Community Education SHELL LAKE — The following classes are available through Shell Lake Community Ed. Hip-Hop Cardio: Every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and Cardio Kickboxing: Every Thursday from 5:456:30 p.m. Want to learn a great dance style while getting an amazing workout? Hip-Hop Cardio will teach the basics of hip-hop dancing, even simple breakdancing moves, and incorporate a great core workout for fullbody impact. Cardio Kickboxing combines mixed martial arts while getting a cardio workout and learning some self-defense skills. Boxing and kickboxing techniques (no contact) in a fast-paced, rhythmic style to high-energy music. Ages 13 and up welcome. Cost: $3/day Instructor: Regan Kohler. Location: Primary School. Drop in only, no registration needed. These Halls are Made for Walkin’!  Keep yourself moving during the winter months with hall walking at the Shell Lake 3-12 School. Use the far-left front door between the hours of 7-8 a.m. and 3:45-8:30 p.m. and put your walking shoes on! Feel free to grab a walking map off the bulletin board if you’re interested in tracking your mileage. New To Social Media: Thursday, April 3, 4-7 p.m. This is a three-hour, hands-on workshop, exploring the many benefits and powerful tools of social media. Workshop provides an overview of social media, with a look at Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Special emphasis and a keen focus on security and privacy will help you navigate the Internet safely and securely. Basic computer skills and experience a plus. This is a great workshop to get your toe in the water to begin sharing with family, friends and customers alike. The evolution of social media has come upon us with meteoric speed and with quite an impact. Participating in it calls for enhanced knowledge of the various social media applications, and a clear understanding of how to protect your privacy and maintain security. Cost: $15. Instructor: Sara Ducos, Professional Tutor, LLC. Location: Shell Lake High School.  Register with SLCE at 715-468-7815, ext. 1337 or Great Health, Clear and Simple: Monday, April 7, 6-:7:30 p.m. Jim Renno teaches theology internationally. During his travels, crossing time zones, long airline flights, walking to remote mountain villages, eating strange foods, he’s learned the value of being physically fit. At 61, Renno considers himself in the best shape of his life, and getting better. His classes concentrate on posture, balance and core strength. This one-night lecture will introduce you to his journey of restoring his health from head to toe and the lifestyle he claims has him stronger than ever before. This class will give insight and share his tips on living out the rest of your life in great health and with a strong body. Four main areas of focus for discussion will be your feet (posture and balance), back (powerhouse for your body), diet (restoring your body) and mind (remaining active and sharp).  This class is for those interested in increasing their awareness of their body, injury-prone or former athletes who wants to become active again, those that want to drop weight, have more energy, and be proud of the way they look with more confidence in the way they move. Also, it is for those living in their latter years and want to look forward to unrestricted mobility and pain-free joints. Cost: $8. Instructor: Jim Renno. Location: Shell Lake High School. Register with SLCE at 715-468-7815, ext. 1337 or jensenk@  CPR Health Care Provider-AHA: Monday, April 21, and Tuesday, April 22, 5-9 p.m. Class No. 26765, Catalog No. 47-531-437. This class is offered in partnership with Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. To register: Go to:; click on the left-hand tab that says Classfinder Class Search and Register; use class information above and proceed as directed. Class description:  The AHA for Health Care Providers Course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages including ventilation with a barrier device and use of an automated external defibrillator, and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. It is intended for

participants who provide health care to patients in a hospital setting and out-of-hospital settings. This course is for anyone that is required to take a health-careprovider course for employment. All participants who successfully complete the course, including the written examination and skill demonstrations, will receive a BLS for health-care provider completion card that will certify them for two years (credential.) Book provided. Instructor: Danette Hopke, RN. Bullying Beyond The Schoolyard ITV: Thursday, April 24, 6:30-8 p.m. This presentation is designed for parents, teachers, community groups and others interested in learning more about technology concerns as they relate to bullying. Computers, cell phones, iPods and other electronic devices allow convenient access to one another. Today’s technology also leads to increased concerns about cyberbullying, social networking and sexting. Online bullying is easier to commit because it is done anonymously and is hard to trace, leaving adolescents and youth at risk for serious physical and mental health issues. Presented by Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., professor of criminal justice, UW-EC and codirector of Cyberbullying Research Center. Location: Shell Lake High School library. Free. Register with SLCE at 715-468-7815, ext. 1337 or Introduction to the Internet for Seniors: Tuesday, April 29, 4-6 p.m. Would you like to have information at your fingertips about art, travel, medicine or current news? Then join us for this introductory, hands-on exploration of the Internet. Learn basic Internet terminology, discover how to use email and search engines, and visit websites that will stimulate your curiosity and introduce you to the Internet’s potential. This course requires proficiency with the use of the keyboard and mouse, and familiarity with Windows or Mac OS X. Cost: $10. Instructor: Sara Ducos, Professional Tutor, LLC. Location: Shell Lake High School. Register with SLCE at 715-468-7815, ext. 1337 or — from SLCE

Spooner Area Community Education announces April classes 11, Spooner High School commons, instructor Carlene Bartle. Bring flowers, feathers or charm to match your dress colors; materials fee of $10 payable to instructor. Bartle will be available on April 14 for anyone completing work. Registration deadline: April 3, $6 to benefit senior class fundraiser. Basket: Colorful Easter: 5:30-10 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, Spooner High School art room, B96, instructor Roxanne Melton. Bring materials fee of $35 payable to instructor, dishpan, flexible tape measure, sharp scissors, 10 clothespins, pencil, butter knife, old towel. This colorful Williamsburg basket is great for all your candy, Easter Bunny surprises or centerpiece. Can be made without color if you wish. Registration deadline: April 10. Cost is $6. Estate Planning: 5-5:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, Spooner High School Room B4, instructor Brad Seboe, financial consultant. Bring donation for local food pantry. While nobody wants to think about death or disability, establishing an estate plan is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones. Proper estate planning not only puts you in charge of your finances, it can also spare your loved ones of the expense, delay and frustration associated with managing your affairs when you pass away or become disabled. Topics include: Providing for incapacity; avoiding probate; providing for minor children; planning for death taxes; charitable bequests – planned giving. Basket: Round Seagrass Fun: 5:30-10 p.m., Thursday, May 15, Spooner High School art room, B96, instructor Roxanne Melton. Bring materials fee of $35 payable to instructor, dishpan, flexible tape measure, sharp scissors, 10 clothespins, pencil, butter knife, old towel. A fun basket, you will learn how to make it round without using a wooden base. A choice of limited color will be available. Registration deadline: May 8. Cost is $6.

Mosaic Sampler: Plant Stand or Serving Tray:

School art room, B96, instructor Peggy Ingles, Bring to first class: $15 (tray) or $20 (plant stand) material fee payable to instructor, second class bring an old bath towel, pint-sized covered container with lid and messy clothes. Brighten your home with a beautiful mosaic glass plant stand (approx. 24” tall, top is 144” square) or impress guests with a colorful, one of a kind, serving tray (approx. 11” by 15”) that you design and make. Choose from patterns or bring your own. Indicate your project choice on your registration form. Indicate project choice upon registration. Contact WITC, 715-234-7082, ext. 5409 to enroll. Registration deadline: May 14, $28.75/senior fee $16.38. Register for classes by calling 715-635-0243; going online at under Community to get a registration form; mailing a registration form to Spooner Area ComEd, 801 CTH A, Spooner, WI 54801; or dropping off the registration form at the district office. Class fees must accompany registration form. Information on cost and required items for each class is available from Spooner Area Community Education and on the school’s website. Note some classes are offered in partnership with WITC-Rice Lake. Contact WITC, 715-234-7082, ext. 5409 to enroll or visit the following website to register online or contact Karen Collins: classinfo.asp?RID=3774. Many classes fill quickly. Sessions will be canceled if sufficient enrollment is not received, such fees will be refunded. Avoid disappointment of class cancellations, register early and invite a friend or two to register with you. Those who register should assume they are in the class at the time and place indicated. If there is a change, participants will be notified. All SACE classes are selffunding; we depend on enrollment to cover the cost of instructors. SACE assumes no responsibility for reaching those who do not provide daytime contact information. — from SACE

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SPOONER — Spooner Area Community Education will offer the following courses during April: Open family gym: 2-3:30 p.m., Sundays, elementary school gym. Free. Bring: children and parents together. Call Karen ahead for any closed dates. Pickleball open gym: 6-8 p.m., Fridays and Sundays, elementary school gym. Free. Bring to class: athletic wear, water bottle. All ages welcome. Pickleball, bearing some resemblance to tennis, badminton and ping-pong, can be played by anyone/any age. Call Karen ahead for any closed dates. Samurai Techniques of Ancient Japan: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and/or 7-8:30 p.m. Fridays. High school multiuse/wrestling room, instructor Bill Allard. Bring to class: athletic wear, water bottle. This beginner class is for ages 15 and up. Nami ryu Aiki Heiho is based on ancient martial arts, an exclusive secret of the Samurai nobility. Later these arts formed the basis of modern arts, including Brazilian Jujitsu and Aikido. Foundational arts of aiki-jujutsu, kenjutsu and iaijutsu will be explored, in addition to practical modern techniques and selfdefense. Call Karen ahead for any closed dates. Creative writing I: 6-8 p.m. four Tuesdays, April 8–29, Spooner High School Room C16, instructor Kathleen King. Bring pencil and paper, or laptop for exercises. Transform your story into fascinating fiction or lively memoir. Expand your creativity as you work on skills and techniques to improve your writing. Your instructor is a nature photographer and author of 12 novels. Contact WITC, 715-234-7082, ext. 5409 to enroll. Registration deadline: April 3, $37/senior fee $20.50 Creative Writing II: 6-8 p.m. four Thursdays, April 10–May 1, Spooner High School Room C16, instructor Kathleen King. Bring writing utensils or laptop for writing. Do you have a yen to polish your writing skills? Expand your skills and flex your imagination. Contact WITC, 715-234-7082, 5409 to enroll. Registration deadline: April 3 $37/senior $20.50 Corsages Made Easy!: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Friday, April



Wisconsin tobacco sales to minors seem to be on the rise Free retailer training available at WASHBURN COUNTY — Local health advocates have noticed that illegal tobacco sales to Wisconsin minors rose substantially for the first time since 2008. The state’s 2013 Synar sales compliance survey, which determines the number of retail outlets that are selling tobacco illegally to minors, shows a noncompliance rate of 7.3 percent – up from 5.4 percent in 2012. “These results are concerning; there is still work to be done to ensure youth don’t start a tobacco addiction at a young age,” said Cassie Grubbe, program manager for the American Lung Association in Wisconsin. “Sells to minors are up, but the majority of tobacco license holders do not sell to youth, we need to thank them for their commitment to the health of our community. The state as a whole needs to follow the lead of those who are respecting the law.” Free training is available through the website Here, clerks learn about tobacco sales law, potential sale situations and key partnerships to help keep tobacco out of the hands of kids. They then take a short test, and upon passing, can print a certificate of training from the state. “The resource is free and available for anyone who sells tobacco,” said Grubbe. “The training is perfect for new and experienced clerks, it is especially helpful in teaching clerks how to quickly find a birthdate on identification.” The annual Synar survey randomly selects retail outlets from across the state to determine a reliable estimate of the rate of illegal tobacco sales to minors. Named after the congressman who sponsored the federal legislation, the Synar legislation requires all states to monitor and reduce the rate of illegal tobacco sales to minors at retail establishments. “Eighty percent of adults who currently use tobacco products started before the age of 18. Eighteen Wisconsin teenagers start smoking each day,” said Grubbe. “It is important that we continue to prevent youth from having access to these products, it will reduce their chances of suffering from tobacco-related illnesses in the future.” The state’s Wisconsin Wins program provides the framework for reducing tobacco sales to youth. The program is managed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Free training is available for retailers at smokecheck. org. For more on local tobacco prevention efforts, contact Grubbe, 715-919-0806 or — from the American Lung Association

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Successful season for Shell Lake girls basketball

Shell Lake had four female athletes that were honored with Lakeland Conference All-Conference Awards: Hannah Cassel, honorable mention; Jennifer Connell, first team; Kristen Kraetke, honorable mention; and Shania Pokorny was named first team for the second year in a row.

Head coach Dan Kevan and assistant coach Aaron Anderson finished up their second year with the girls basketball program. They thanked the parents for their support and work in the concession stand. The girls team finished the season with a 4-7 conference record and a 15-9 overall record. They lost to Siren in the regional finals after beating them in the preceding week.

The Shell Lake girls basketball program gives out four awards to the outstanding girl athletes. Shown (L to R): Hustle Award, Amy Bouchard; Most Improved, Amanda Brereton; Coaches Award, Hannah Cassel; and the Most Valuable Player Award was earned by Shania Pokorny.

The seniors pose with their game balls, which were presented to them at the basketball banquet on Monday, March 17, in the school commons. Shown (L to R): Hannah Cassel, Shania Pokorny, Kristen Kraetke, Jennifer Connell and Makenzie Olson.

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The Shell Lake varsity team for the 2013-14 season, is (L to R): Tia Carlson, Sheri Clark, Kristen Kraetke, Hannah Cassel, Shania Pokorny, Jennifer Connell, Makenzie Olson, Amanda Brereton and Amy Bouchard. They have been friends on and off the court. All of them will be going on to play spring sports.

Rails wrestling season on a roll MINONG — Through the wind and the snow, the Spooner Middle School wrestling season is still on a roll. The match at Hayward on Tuesday, March 18, was canceled due to snowy weather conditions.  However, the Rails did wrestle on Thursday, March 20, at Northwood in Minong.  The Rails continued their winning ways by getting 33 wins and 20 more pins.  Those gaining pins for the Rails were Carter Melton, one; Alex Daniels, two; Triston Ostrom, one; Cameron Lewis, two; Sara Adamson, one; Chase Melton, one; Dawson LaRue, one; Justin Meister, one; James Anders, one; Brett Jepson, three; Josh Carroll, one; Isaiah Skidmore, one; Billy Hagberg, one; Gavin Tucker, one; Josh Melton, one; and Bryce Carroll, one.  “We are most proud of our wrestlers for winning the many overtime matches and only giving up two pins all night.  It is unbelievable how the team has come together and are willing to fight off their backs for their teammates,” commented coach Griffith.  This week Spooner hosted a meet on Tuesday, March 25, with wrestlers from Barron, Northwestern, Northwood, Prairie Farm, and Shell Lake before going to Cum-

berland on Thursday, March 27. The following week, Spooner travels to Cameron on Tuesday, April 1, before hosting the Heart O’ North – Lakeland Middle School Conference Wrestling Tournament on Friday, April 4.  Doors open at 4 p.m. and wrestling starts at 5 p.m. — from Spooner Athletic Department

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Season wraps up for Spooner

Sara Taylor earned a second team spot in the Heart O’ North Conference all-conference teams.

The Spooner girls varsity team earning their varsity letters are shown (L to R) back row: Coach Michelle O’Connnell, Kelsie Gerovac, Sarah Dettle, Adriana Shabani, Cassidy Quinton, Alex Hotchkiss and coach Tifanie Jensen. Front: Julie Bray, Michelle Richardson, Sara Taylor, Katie Gobel, Rachel Johnson and Dani DeWitt.

One last look at the seniors with their coaches. The seniors will be missed on and off the court. Shown (L to R): Coach Michelle O’Connnell, Sarah Dettle, Michelle Richardson, Sara Taylor, Alex Hotchkiss and coach Tifanie Jensen.

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The Spooner C-team is back row (L to R): Coach Kayleigh Lutz, Sydney Busch, Rachel Medley, Sophie DelFiacco and Liz Walker. Front: Topanga Peterson, Tiana Barrett and Audi Blonk. These athletes gathered for the basketball banquet on Monday, March 17, in the school commons.

SPOONER — The Spooner Youth Baseball Association announces the registration for T-ball, minors, majors and Babe Ruth will be held on Saturday, March 29, at the Spooner High School commons area/gym. Players of all levels should plan on registering during this day. Division placement is based on league age, which is the player’s age as of May 1. Extra registration forms can be picked up in the Spooner Elementary or Middle School offices. For individuals participating in the majors program, 9- to 12-year-olds, you are asked to bring tennis shoes, glove and follow this schedule for practice times the morning of registration: 8:30 a.m.: 9-year-olds register in the high school commons, and then work out with the coaches at 9 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.: 10-year-olds register in the high school commons, and then work out with the coaches at 10 a.m.; 10:30: 11-year-olds register in the high school commons, and then work out with the coaches at 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.: 12-year-olds register in the high commons and then work out with the coaches at noon. Siblings are to register and practice at the same time. Simply choose the older or younger registration slot. Questions about registration may be directed to Al Nauertz at 715-635-4676. — from SYBA

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Shell Lake boys basketball wraps up season with banquet

Earning team awards were: Most Improved, Zach Melton; Hustle Award, Curtis Parker; and David Brereton earned the top award, the Mr. Laker Award. Shell Lake basketball team members, Curtis Parker earned an all-conference honorable mention in the Lakeland Conference and David Brereton earned all-conference first team. They were recognized for this accomplishment at the basketball banquet on Monday, March 17, in the school commons.

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The Shell Lake boys varsity team finished the season with a conference record of 4-7 and 8-14 overall. The team has made improvements as they have rebuilt the boys program. The The seniors were presented game balls by the booster club for their dedication to the sport. Shown varsity team is (L to R): Zach Melton, Curtis Parker, Adam Hungerbuhler, David Brereton, (L to R): Curtis Parker, Adam Hungerbuhler, David Brereton and Jesse Sibert. Joseph Kodesh was not Jesse Sibert, Dylan Sandwick and Caleb LaFave. present for the photo.

Deutsch’s to host final meet of season Will also host fundraiser for COPS program RICE LAKE — Deutsch’s Gymnastics will host their final meet of the season at the club location on 32 South Main St. on Saturday, March 29. The meet will have five clubs attending with 100 athletes. The meet will have a superhero theme and all gate proceeds will be given to to help support the COPS program. The meet will feature true-

life superheros: the police, firefighters, military personnel and medical workers. Behind the gymnastics studio in the rear Chronotype parking lot, there will be displays from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. that are free to the public. A canine demonstration will kick off this event at 11:30 a.m. The gymnastics meet will begin at 10 a.m. with levels 2 and 3 competing, followed by levels 4, 5, 6 and Xcel Gold at 12:30 p.m. and finishing at 2:50 p.m. with the Xcel Silver and Bronze levels. The admission price and all gate proceeds will go to The Thin Blue Line site is orga-

nized by police officer Israel Deutsch from Green Bay and highlights his journey to compete in the Wisconsin Ironman on Sunday, Sept. 7. Deutsch intends to compete the two-mile swim, 112-mile bike and full marathon in his police uniform to honor the police brotherhood and support the COPS program. All donations are accepted online. For more information concerning the meet, call the gymnastics studio at 715-234-8288. — from Deutsch’s Gymnastics

Me and My Guy Dance held LEFT: Girl Scouts in attendance at the Me and My Guy Dance were back row (L to R): Ella Sturtze, Zayla Sturtze, Dakota Robinson and Autumn Rygg. Middle: Hailey Wekkin, Keirnan Smith and  Leeann Kratchner. Front: Lauralie Ennis and Bailey B. — Photos by Krys Robinson

RIGHT: Shell Lake Troop 4392 recently invited Spooner and Shell Lake Girl Scouts and their guys — dads, brothers, uncles — to get together for the annual Me and My Guy Dance. Girl Scouts from four local troops enjoyed dancing to a live DJ and snacks. The dance also included games for prizes including Twister, a hula-hoop off, the limbo and musical hula-hoops. Autumn Rygg is shown with her dad, Brian Drain, as they shared a slow dance.


Spooner area blood drive set SPOONER — The need for blood is constant. Every day patients in our communities are helped by donors who give at blood drives. The Red Cross encourages donors to give blood each time they are eligible; every 56 days for whole blood donations and 112 days for double cell red blood donations. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients, and type O blood is especially needed.

The Spooner area blood drive will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., across from the elementary school, on Thursday, April 3, 1-7 p.m., and Friday, April 4, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to do-

nate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. For more information or to make an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or email — from Dawn Olson, blood drive coordinator

Medical scholarship available SHELL LAKE — For the past 16 years, in memory of his wife, Marilyn, General Kissinger, Stone Lake, and his sons, have awarded $500 scholarships annually to area students of the medical profession. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship,

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you may pick up an application at Indianhead Medical Center, 113 4th Ave., Shell Lake, 715-468-7833, or at the Stone Lake Medical Clinic, 16887 2nd St. S., Stone Lake, 715-865-6510. If unable to pick up an application, please email to request one.

Applications should be returned to Indianhead Medical Center by Friday, May 2. Repeat applicants are accepted. — from IMC

by Helen V. Pederson

The calendar says it’s spring, but I guess no one told the weatherman. Funeral services were held for Dean Johnson, 66, on Saturday afternoon at Skinner Funeral Home with Pastor Sue Odegard officiating. Lunch was served at the community center. Ruth Swan and Joni and Mark Parker attended the funeral. Dean’s mother was Amy Swan Johnson; so many relatives were present. Dean was vacationing in Arizona when he passed away suddenly. He was a cabinetmaker and had a shop in Shell Lake. Our thoughts are with the family. Wendell Turpin of Whiting, Ind., is up visiting relatives and friends. On Sunday, Margaret Jones and Louisa Schade were up visiting Florence Carlson and other relatives. Lillian Ullom had them, as well as Frank and Marvin Mortensen, for supper Sunday night. On Saturday morning, John and Mary Marschall had breakfast with Gary and Brenda Haas in Spooner, and they later went to Webb Lake to enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Saturday night they stopped in to Klopp’s where relatives and friends were celebrating the 50th birthday of Laurie Stellrecht. Birthday greetings, Laurie. Congratulations to Sara Marschall Mathison of Cumberland, who is expecting a baby in April. A shower was held at her grandma’s, Marian Furchtenicht’s, on Sunday afternoon. We’re so happy for you, Sara. Judy Bolterman attended the shower. She is a neighbor of the Marschalls and worked with Mary at the hospital. We can be proud of our Wisconsin athletes. The basketball team won on Saturday and also the hockey team. Sorry to hear Dr. Dunbar has retired from his dental practice here in Shell Lake, but we wish him a great time whatever he does.

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We welcome a new tenant here at Glenview. Marion Shattuck of Frederic moved in last week. We welcome Gordy’s Market to Shell Lake. We hope you find Shell Lake a good place of business. I will miss Jack and Kathy. Good luck to you. We have lost a few dear friends recently. Sympathy to the loved ones of Pat Rounce who was 104 years old and was a bright lady who suffered a stroke and passed away at Glenview. Prayers for her family. We remember Trudy Druschba who lost her battle with cancer. Our prayers are with her family. Judy and Myron Bolterman spent five days visiting their daughter, Amy, and her fiancé, Charlie, in Garrison, N.D., and of course, their granddaughter, Abigail, who is now 7 months. What is more precious than grandchildren? Mavis and Roger Flach recently visited Florence Carlson at Terraceview Living Center and had a nice visit. Lillian Ullom also visited her sister, Florence, and other residents at Terraceview. My daughter, Sue Winner, of Solon Springs, took me to Eau Claire on some medical business. Ruth Swan celebrated her birthday with cake and ice cream. Her son, David Swan, Eau Claire, came up as well as Joni and Mark Parker. Her son, Jerry, who lives in Las Vegas, sent her a bouquet of flowers. Happy birthday to Nicole Cummings, fiancé of Brent Pederson. She and Brent spent the day in Minneapolis. Nicole is a physical therapist at the Rice Lake hospital. Tim and Sue Pederson of Amherst, Megan Pederson,

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and fiancé Dustin, and Cory and Stephanie Cowell came up from Eau Claire to help Helen and Warren Quam celebrate their birthdays with a large family gathering. They stopped to see me before leaving for home. Ruth McConkie served cake for her birthday. Visiting with Lillian Ullom over the week were her sisters, Louise Schade and Margaret Jones. Frank Mortensen joined them Sunday afternoon. The Marschall family went out to eat at Becky’s for Brady’s birthday, including John and Mary, Forest and Angie Anderson, Amber, Brady and Ashley, Kyle and Sara Mathison and Brian Marschall. Brian and Brady took Mary snowmobiling around the country, which she really enjoyed. Mary and John, along with Brent and Tami Saffert and two other couples, went to the Mall of America to the comedy club. They stayed overnight. Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

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53 3rd St., Shell Lake 715-468-2734 Rev. John Sahlstrom, Rev. John Hendry Sunday School 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m., Nursery Provided; Faith & Friends, K - 6th grades, Wednesdays 3:15 - 5 p.m.; Youth Group, 7th - 12th grades, Wednesdays 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Corner of Elm and Summit St., Spooner 715-635-8475 Father Aaron Zook Holy Eucharist: Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning prayer 8:15; Mass 9:30 a.m.

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Northwoods Baptist

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

Spooner Baptist

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


St. Joseph’s Catholic

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

St. Catherine’s Catholic

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

St. Francis de Sales

St. Alban’s

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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.

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

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

Faith Lutheran

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


Long Lake Lutheran Church

W3114 Church Rd., Sarona Pastor Mary Strom Sunday services, 9 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m.

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

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

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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

Trinity Lutheran

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


United Methodist

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

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

United Methodist

(Missouri Synod) South of Spooner off Hwy. 63 W7148 Luther Rd. Pastor Brent Berkesch 715-635-8167 Sunday Worship, 8 a.m. with Holy Communion 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Praise worship with Holy Communion, 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday; Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Lutheran Hour on WJMC 96.1 FM Radio at 9 a.m. Sundays

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

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

Church of the Nazarene

Hwy. 253 S, Spooner Rev. David Frazer 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.


Spooner Wesleyan

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


Cornerstone Christian

Pastor Tom Kelby 106 Balsam St., Spooner 715-635-9222 cornerstonechurch Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wed. Prayer: 6:30 p.m.

Trego Community Church

Pastor John Iaffaldano 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.

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.


o one is or ever has been immune from being hurt or harmed by arrows of anger that come from those we thought were our friends. Sometimes the statements that shame and slam us even come from members of our own family. And, unfortunately, some of us may even be guilty of doing to others what they have done to us and caused them pain and sleepless nights. We all know the feelings of pain and panic that come from “word wounds” and the problems they have caused us. David faced the same issues. He spoke of those who persecuted him and wanted to tear him to pieces as a lion destroys its prey. They rage and do wickedness, bring iniquity and bear falsehood and cause him trouble. Those powerful words leave very little to the imagination. He was not reporting any secondhand observations or reporting what others told him of their experiences. People were out to get him and he knew it. And he responded to them in a way that sets the Christian standard for revenge. He turned the matter over to God! He began by affirming his relationship to God by declaring, “I come to you for protection, O Lord my God. Save me from my persecutors.” He knew exactly where to go and what to do to solve his problem and heal his wounded heart. He went to his Lord, knowing that only he could save him from the harm that others would do to him if they could. We must do as David did. We must call upon the Lord to be our defense and defender in times of need. Visit us at Guido Gardens, Metter, Ga.

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Dean E. Johnson, 66, Barronett, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. He was born Jan. 27, 1948, in Shell Lake, to Earl and Amy (Swan) Johnson. Dean spent his early years working on the family farm until graduating from Shell Lake High School in 1966. Dean then went to school in Rice Lake to pursue a career in woodworking. After graduation, he moved to the Twin Cities, there he found a career at Aaron Carlson, as a union journeyman cabinetmaker for 30 years. While there, he met the love of his life, Darlene Kujawa, whom he married Sept. 20, 1969. Dean and Darlene made their home in Fridley, Minn., where they had three beautiful children. In 1997, Dean had the opportunity to fulfill his dream of returning to the family farm in Barronett. After a few jobs, he was able to complete his dream, becoming selfemployed. In 2000, he started Johnson Custom Cabinetry at the family farm. Dean was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing and walking in the woods. He always had to see what was over the next hill. Deer hunting season was Dean’s favorite time of the year. He always looked forward to spending time at the hunting camp with his two

boys, family and friends. Always the joker, Dean loved to tell his stories about hunting and childhood memories on the farm. His other pastimes were following all sports and most of all spending time with his children and grandchildren. Throughout his life Dean touched many lives. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him. He is survived by his wife, Darlene, Barronett; daughter Sherrie (Kevin) McFarland, Jupiter, Fla.; sons Keith (Jenny) Johnson, St. Michael, Minn., and Kenny (Ann) Johnson, Lino Lakes, Minn.; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sisters Darlene (Allen) Timm, Bloomington, Minn., Naomi (Raymond) Kiminski, Moose Lake, Minn., Lynnette (James) Flottum, Hayward, and Corrine (Ron) Sonnenberg, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Dean was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother and best friend, Pastor Dale Johnson. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 22, at Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake. Burial was in LakeSide Cemetery, Barronett. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. The Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with local arrangements.

USDA enhances Farm Storage and Facility Loan Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Wednesday, March 12, the expansion of the Farm Storage and Facility Loan Program, which provides low-interest financing to producers. The enhanced program includes 22 new categories of eligible equipment for fruit and vegetable producers, and makes it easier for farmers and ranchers around the country to finance the equipment they need to grow and expand. This is part of a broader effort to help small and midsized farmers and ranchers, as announced March 10 by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Producers with small and midsized operations, and specialty crop fruit and vegetable growers, now have access to needed capital for a variety of supplies including sorting bins, wash stations and other food-safety-related equipment. A new more flexible alternative is also provided for determining storage needs for fruit and vegetable producers, and waivers are available on a case-by-case basis for disaster assistance or insurance coverage if available products are not relevant or feasible for a particular producer. Additionally, security requirements have been eased for loans between $50,000 and $100,000. Previously, all loans in excess of $50,000 required a promissory note and additional security, such as a lien on real estate. Now loans up to $100,000 can be secured by only a promissory note. “The Farm Storage and Facility Loan Program has helped American farmers and ranchers to finance on-farm storage for almost 13 years,” said Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia. “We anticipate these changes will increase the number of individuals who qualify for these loans and help them access new market opportunities.” The low-interest funds can be used to build or upgrade permanent facilities to store commodities. Eligible commodities include grains, oilseeds, peanuts, pulse crops, hay, honey, renewable biomass commodities, fruits and vegetables. Qualified facilities include grain bins, hay barns and cold storage facilities for fruits and vegetables. Other new changes to the Farm Storage and Facility Loan Program will allow FSA State Committees to subordinate Commodity Credit Corporation’s lien position. These changes to the program were issued via an official notice to state and county Farm service agency offices and are effective immediately. More than 33,000 loans have been issued for on-farm storage, increasing grain storage capacity by 900 million bushels since May 2000. More information about tools and resources available to small and midsized farmers will be rolled out in the coming months, including information about access to capital, risk management, food safety and locating market opportunities on USDA’s Small and Mid-Sized Farmer Resources webpage. Visit or an FSA county office to learn more about FSA programs and loans, including the Farm Storage Facility Loan Program. — from FSA



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Thank you to all who gave of their time, help and support for the past weeks during a difficult time when Pat Rounce was not well and passed away. Thank you to the personnel at Glenview, where she lived, who made sure that she was very well cared for and to the hospice nurse who was there to keep her comfortable. Glenview Nurse Angela St. Onge was a constant vigil. Also, to the staff of the Indianhead Medical Center and Dr. Haesemeyer. We thank Father Ed Anderson and the ladies of St. Joseph’s Church who were there for us, as well as the people of the Skinner Funeral home. 602164 32rp

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Klara Worden, 79, Shell Lake, died March 18, 2014. A Celebration of Life will be held sometime in June. A full obituary will be printed at a later date. The Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a statewide program designed to promote a love of reading among students. The Shell Lake fifthgrade team comprised of MaKenna Anderson, Ariel Christenson, Kayla Haynes and Grace Thomas competed against 205 teams answering questions about each of the required books they were given to read. “They did an outstanding job, placing in the top third in the state. This is quite an accomplishment, especially for their first year,” praised school librarian Sue Pederson. — Photo submitted


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The family of Merlin Swan would like to thank the ambulance staff, ER staff, Dr. Bruce Bray and the nursing staff of the Spooner Health System for all they did during this past year for his health and care. Thanks to everyone who called, dropped off food, sent flowers and cards. It was truly appreciated. Thank you to Pastor Leroy Drake for his kind words and the Wesleyan women who put on the luncheon, Dahl’s Funeral Home for their exceptional service and the Spooner Honor Guard for their final salute.

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I came to the shelter just two weeks ago, Someone had found me alone in the snow. They said I would not go away from their door, I was cold and so thin, one you could not ignore. The pain from the frostbite I hate to recall, At times I had wished for an end to it all. The pads of my feet look like I walked through fire, The fact I survived they say should be admired. I’ll lose even more than the tips of my ears, You can stand just so much when the cold’s so severe. I’m doing much better and putting on weight, The staff at the shelter has been really great. They gave me a name, it is Miracle you see, For all I have lived through it is perfect for me. Cats for adoption: 5-month-old female black shorthair; 9-month-old male gray shorthair tiger; 7-year-old neutered/declawed black medium-hair; 5-year-old neutered orange/white Maine coon mix; 1-year-old neutered black shorthair; 1-year-old female brown/ black shorthair tiger; 1-year-old spayed black/gray shorthair tabby; 6-month-old female black/white shorthair; 8-month-old male black shorthair; 8-monthold female shorthair black/brown tiger; 10-monthold white/black/brown shorthair tiger; 7-month-old black female shorthair; 3-year-old female gray longhair; 2-year-old neutered gray/white shorthair tiger; and two senior altered/declawed shorthair cats, one female, one male, both black. Dogs for adoption: 1-year-old neutered brindle Staffordshire terrier mix; 1-1/2-year-old spayed JRT mix; 2-year-old male chocolate Lab mix; 12-year-old spayed brindle Staffordshire terrier; and a 2-year-old black/ white female pit bull mix. For more information please visit our website at

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by Judy Pieper

Well, I guess we had better not complain about the weather too much. Duane looked on last year’s calendar, and on the first day of spring of 2013 the low temperature was minus 6 degrees. So, I went on the Internet and looked up last year’s temperatures for April and May, and, if this year is anything like last year, we still have a long time before we get to have some nice weather. Barronett Civic Club members will be hosting an Easter party for children 10 years old and younger at the community center on Saturday, April 12, from 2-4 p.m. There will be games and prizes, food, an Easter egg hunt, and, I’m almost certain, the Easter Bunny will be there in person to cheer the kids on in the contests. Bring your camera and take some pictures of your little one having fun. The party is free, but, of course, all donations are happily accepted. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Come on over, bring your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and neighbor kids. It’s a lot of fun for everyone. Employees of Oak View Adult Family Home will be hosting an Easter party for developmentally disabled adults at the Barronett Community Center on Saturday, April 19, from 2-4 p.m. I’ll let you know more about that next week, but, in the meantime, if you know anyone who would be interested in coming to the party, please spread the word. It was so nice to see Dick and Ruth Grover in church Sunday morning. Dick has been a little under the weather

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kind of help I would excel at. One thing is certain, I won’t be able to help her out after she opens the shop, I would weigh 300 pounds in a month. Don Albee is finally going back to work after an extended “vacation” at home. You probably saw him limping around here, looking like an old guy. Wonder what the other truck drivers are going to have to talk about now without him being at the Red Brick swapping trucker stories. We are all glad he’s feeling better anyway. We’ve noticed some buckets hanging from maple trees already. I’m surprised that anyone could wade through the snow to hang them. A couple of weekends ago, Bill Carothers said that he and his son were going to tap some trees. I wonder how deep the snow was when they were out there. I didn’t even know that the sap would be running already. Bill mentioned how many gallons of sap it takes to make a pint of syrup, and it was a lot. Very labor-intensive job. Doesn’t it make you wonder how anyone ever came up with the idea of boiling the sap down in the first place? Probably a bunch of guys sitting around a campfire, drinking and talking smart, and one of them said, “Ya know, I bet if we ...” I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Oh, other than the fact that we all have to have our income taxes done soon. Seems like it’s always something, doesn’t it? See you later.

by Pauline Lawrence

Well March 20 has come and gone. Yes, it’s supposed to be spring and as I look out across the fields, those snowbanks get bigger and bigger. It’s been melting a little but it needs more sunshine to get rid of those big banks. I still think farmers should get those tractors and loaders out and move all that snow to their fields. A very happy birthday to a very dear lady, Lorraine Crosby, who turns 88 on March 29. Have a wonderful day Lorraine. March 28, wishes go out to Cory Hammer on his birthday with lots more to come. Happy birthday to Karen Vanderhoof, to Lillian Strege, to Cory Stone, to Jessie Talbert and to Jerney Meister, all on March 29. Have a wonderful day. March 30, a very happy birthday to a little guy who turns 2 years old, Bentley Peterson. Have a fun day Bentley. March 31, a very happy birthday to Eleanor Huls and also to Esther Honetor who turns 79. Have a great day. Happy birthday to Erik Cassellius on April 1 when he turns 18 years old. Have a wonderful day Erik. Happy birthday wishes go out to Alicia Meister, Elsie Stellrecht, Don Dorriott, Justin Parker and Danielle Stariha who turns 40, all on April 2. Have a wonderful day all. Garry and Beth Crosby held a birthday blast for Lorraine Crosby on Sunday, March 23. Coming to help her celebrate were Shorty and Melissa Crosby, Tyler and Katie Ann, Tom and Sunshine Crosby, Isaac, Josie and Alycia, Gene and Donna Crosby, all of Kathy Spear’s girls plus lots more for supper. Beth tells us she made


for the past few weeks, so they’ve been laying low, but he seems to be much better now. Good thing too because Thursday is his birthday and they will have a whole lot more fun celebrating now that he’s feeling almost up to par again. Pat Olson and I went to Stoughton this past weekend to visit with our brother-in-law, Butch Adams. Butch found out recently that he has cancer and will be having surgery this week. We would appreciate your prayers for Butch’s recovery. Duane’s daughter, Dawn Pieper, has also been told that she has cancer and will need surgery soon. We would also appreciate your prayers for Dawn. I can tell you a little more about what Pat Olson is doing up in Shell Lake now. She is planning to open an old-fashioned ice-cream parlor in that building just north of Lakeview that used to be a toy store. She’s having the entire inside of the building redone. It’s such a perfect location, right across the street from the beach and campground. I hope she does well there. One nice thing about her planning the ice-cream parlor thing, while we were in the Madison area, we stopped by Babcock Hall at the university and had some of their ice cream. They make it right at the ag department, so it’s very fresh and delicious. She won’t be getting ice cream from Babcock Hall, of course. They only sell to the Madison area. But, I’m hoping she will want someone to go with her to the local dairies to sample theirs. That’s the

homemade buns, cakes and a big hotdish plus lots of other foods. Wish I had her ambition. The Crosby family is looking forward to adding another little Crosby to their clan any day now. Next week I’ll tell you what it is if it’s here. Diane Hulleman tells us her sons, Steve and Chris Hulleman, were in the Twin Cities where they are working on a house that their sister, Jackie Perlt, bought and is fixing up. It will takeseven to eightweekends to finish. Diane tells us she made apple squares for the Lenten services on Wednesday. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Pat Rounce who passed away at 104. Pat was the head cook at Shell Lake High School where I went to school. She was a terrific cook and made everything from scratch except for cake, which was all so good. I remember when they had juicy burgers and those boys would keep holding out their plates for more. And those cooks just smiled and kept putting on those juicy burgers, up to four and if they ate those they could come back for more. And they would help themselves to at least three cartons of milk and other food. All for 17-1/2¢. Pat was a worker and she made everything great along with Esther Parker and LaVonne Ottoson. Sympathy to the family of Kathy Krantz who recently died. She will be missed. Our sympathy to the family of Dean Johnson who passed away recently in Arizona. His funeral was Saturday. Well, we had snow on Tuesday and Wednesday and Friday. It snowed and rained. Spring is here?

Sunday Carl and his son, Kevin Meister, visited Carl and Betty Meister and enjoyed supper with them. At Cecil and Evelyn Melton’s were daughter Robyn Melton from the Twin Cities. Saturday evening, coming for supper were Peggy Vesta, Don Lane, Vicki and Don Trott, Allan Melton and Robyn. Later they played the card game golf. Don Lane won. Bonita Best flew up to the Twin Cities to visit her folks, Jerry and Gretchen Best, and to see a lot of her girlfriends in the Twin Cities. While at the Bests’, Kelly Kobernick and two friends visited with Bonita along with Jerry and Gretchen. Bonita lives in Florida. Tuesday, March 25, was National Ag Day. Hats off to the farmers who put such good food on the table for all of us to enjoy. Talking with Butch VanSelus, says he’s sick of winter and that was his news for the week. Talking with Janice Melton we find she has bronchitis. Janice is looking to see the first robin of the season. Janie and Rick Lauterbach, Noah, Ellianna and Grace made supper and brought it to the Warren Quams and all enjoyed a great supper together. This was to celebrate Warren’s birthday, which was March 23. Noah spent Friday night and Janie came to get her son on Saturday. He loves the farm and says he’s going to be a farmer. Yep, I can see that snow rising about 18 inches right now. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!

by Marian Furchtenicht

Winter just won’t let go. I see in my journal that two years ago the ice went out on my pond by this date and robins were here. This year, snowbanks have settled a bit, but have a lot of snow yet to go. Heard on the radio that it’s time bears will be coming out of hibernation and that’s a signal to take down bird feeders. They’ll be hungry and they have a good sense of smell. Last Sunday on 30th Avenue, Barronett, I saw three groups of three and four deer to a group run up the road for a long way before jumping off in the snow. Their poor legs must be sore with this crust on the snow. Drive careful as the deer are out on the roads. I got a call from Maxine Miller of King City, Calif., saying her husband’s grandfather was the one that built the old Miller House in Sarona that I had commented on in previous news and also was grandpa of Miles Miller of Shell Lake. He was Irvin Miller and he was a banker in Sarona. White Tail Ridge Campground welcomes back campers, and the Backwoods Bar will open for the season on March 29. The Katty Shack has a new owner and a new name. It is now called The Roost and will have an open house on Saturday, March 29, from 4-8 p.m. They have redecorated the dining room and now will have a bar menu. Wishing Jeff the best. So many dear friends have left us this past week. Sue Newman Lundstrom, 64, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Spooner on Saturday, March 15. Sue and late husband, Greg, lived here in West Sarona on the Peterson place by Little Kegama Lake for several years when their son, Blake, was young. She will be dearly missed by her son and grandson of Hampton, Va., sister Pat, her brother Bob and wife Nancy Newman and families and many friends and a very special lifelong friend Debbie Peterson Braunstein. Our condolences to the Krantz family in the death of Kathryn Krantz, 62, Frederic, wife of the late Gene Krantz and daughter-in-law of Elaine Krantz. Sympathy to the Dean Johnson family of Barronett in his untimely death at age 62. Glenn and the late Charlotte Campbell’s daughter-inlaw, Brynne Campbell, son David’s wife of Elk Mound,

passed away suddenly at age 37. Her funeral was held at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie on Thursday. Sympathy is extended. My late brother-in-law Donnie Clyde’s sister, Virginia Korthof, 84, Hayward, passed away after a bout with cancer. Her service was held March 24 at Anderson Nathan Home there with interment in the Earl Cemetery. Our dear Pat Rounce, 104, Shell Lake, lived a long life and was so loved by all. I see she and late husband, Everett, were married in the Depression years on the same date my parents were, Oct. 17, 1929. Sympathy is extended. The Barron Electric 78th-annual meeting will be held at the Barron High School on Saturday, March 29. One can register at 8 a.m. Meeting starts at 9 a.m. They will be giving away lots of prizes again this year. On Sunday, a baby shower was held for my granddaughter, Sara Marschall Mathison. It was hosted by her family at my house with 29 ladies and one man, Merle, attending. Elaine Ryan and Rocky Furchtenicht went to Stoddard to her sister, Amy Hansen’s, on Saturday for their late Christmas get-together for the Weitzenkamp family. Remember Lenten devotions will be held Wednesday, March 26, at 6 p.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shell Lake for the three local churches: Sarona and Shell Lake Methodist, Salem Lutheran and St. Joseph Catholic Church who rotate each week for a soup and sandwich supper. Sam Detrent is home after surgery at Lakeview Medical Center. The operation was successful and a good recovery is expected. Sam and wife Libbie feel blessed having such a good community surrounding them during their anxieties and challenges with so many cards and visitors along with the great care at the hospital. Happy birthday wishes to Andy Curtiss, Maximus King and Tiffany Schroeder, March 27; Elaine Krugar, Rachelle Hansen, Doug Millard and Hailey Bedner, March 28; Pam Ceronocky and Angelo Mancl, March 29; Carrie Olek, Marian Foged, Kya Coulter, Layne Meyers, Jack Brown and Gloria Frey’s mom, Dorothy Foltz, turns 101, March 30; Chuck Lutz, Bob Pease Jr., and Diane Pierce, March 31; Duane Butterfield, Audrey Cusick, Jon Rieten, Tom Smith, Bernadette Friedell and Mary Frey,

April 1; Dorothy LeMonie, Russell Campbell and J.J. Lehman, April 2. Wedding anniversary wishes to Tony and Rachelle Johnson, March 28; Keith and Dorinda Kemp, their 11th, on March 29; Bob and Becki Hall, March 31; and Tony and Shannon Ullom, April 2.

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by Mary Nilssen

OK Mother Nature, bring on spring! I think everyone in the Stone Lake area is tired of the cold and snow! Pastors Ed Anderson, First Lutheran, and Tim Young, Wesleyan, are alternating the Lenten services in Stone Lake.  Next week’s service on April 2 will be at First Lutheran with a theme of Broken Promises.  Soup and sandwiches will be at 6 p.m. and the service will begin at 6:45 p.m.  Everyone is welcome. A major rare winter attraction closed on Sunday, March 16, as the Lake Superior Ice Caves approached dangerous conditions.  The tons of natural spring water freezing on the ceiling and walls of the various caves becomes unstable and begins its release, crashing onto the ice.  With today’s social media, this rare attraction went worldwide, with visitors from numerous foreign countries visiting the site.  It is a walk of about 1-1/2 miles to the beginning of the caves and continues past that point.  Many unusual formations are etched into the sandstone shoreline.  With the cold winter conditions making it safe for visits to the caves this year, the area attracted more than 120,00 visitors.  If you were not able to visit the caves this winter, you can search Lake Superior Ice Caves

and view many beautiful pictures. The National Park Service did a tremendous job of parking, guiding visitors and providing shuttle buses to deliver people to Meyers Road.  Congratulations on a job well done!  Many people that visited this site are excited about visiting again with the different appearance of summer, enjoying boating and kayaking. The Easter Feed-A-Family Campaign is going strong in Stone Lake.  The Lakes Community Co-op, in partnership with Stone Lake businesses, is helping to feed some less fortunate families in our great community.  A donation of $25 will fill a food bag for a family or elderly individual.  Donations may be dropped off at Lakes Community Co-op.  Any size donation will be greatly appreciated.  If you know of someone who may need one of these food bags, please contact Jim Bergeron, manager of the Lakes Community Co-op, so they can have a bag delivered to them.  If you have questions, please call Jim at 715-865-6989. In memory of Marilyn, General Kissinger and his sons award $500 scholarships to area students pursuing the medical profession.  If you would like to be considered

Washburn County Court Bryan A. Bloom, Spooner, disorderly conduct, probation, sent. withheld. Joseph J. Fairbanks, Exeland, resisting or obstructing an officer, $299.00, costs, other sentence, community service. Richard A. Hendricks, Springbrook, OWI, $1,494.00, local jail, costs, license revoked 2 years, ignition interlock, alcohol assessment. Tasha E. Irvine, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $299.00, probation, sent. withheld. Herbert L. Love, Springbrook, disorderly conduct, $299.00, probation, sent. withheld. Arron M. O’Donnell, Cameron, OWI, $1,124.00, local jail, license revoked 24 months, ignition interlock, other sentence. Corey D. Oja, Spooner, operating with PAC, $1,424.00, local jail, license revoked 2 years, ignition interlock, alcohol assessment. William M. Ritchie, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $2,706.36, probation, sent. withheld. William R. Souter, Shell Lake, theft, $299.00, probation, sent. withheld. Nicholas D. Urban, Barron, disorderly conduct, $299.00, local jail, costs. Keri L. Wagner, Spooner, operating without carrying license, $150.10. Curwin T. Witmer, Spooner, possess drug paraphernalia, $299.00, costs. William J. Boileau, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. David A. Carlson, Trego, display unauthorized registration plate, $238.30. Jeffrey A. Chandler, Ladysmith, seat belt violation, $10.00. Andrew J. Cherney, Birchwood, timely disposition of known carcasses, $200.50, seven times. Andrew J. Cherney, Rice Lake, timely disposition of known carcasses, $200.50. CJW Trucking, LLC, Chippewa Falls, violation of frozen road weight limits, $1,325.49. Cliff Johnson, LLC, Bruce, vehicle equipment violations group 3, $175.30. William R. Cobbs, Woodbury, Minn., speeding, $250.90. David J. Cowley, Waterloo, Iowa, speeding, $175.30. Christopher D. Demulling, Sandstone, Minn., driving too fast for

conditions, $221.10. Thomas D. Dienger, Nicollet, Minn., snowmobile equipment violations, $175.30. Richard W. Fenno, Lino Lakes, Minn., operating snowmobile without trail sticker, $200.50. Jackson J. Friederich, Sarona, failure to yield for yield sign, $175.30. Pamela S. Frikart, Minong, speeding, $200.50. Jason R. Graff, East Bethel, Minn., operating snowmobile without trail sticker, $200.50. Jack T. Johnson, Prior Lake, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Todd D. Maulson, Spooner, trespass to land, remain after notice, $299.00. Kasey L. Mehsikomer, Rice Lake, inattentive driving, $187.90; failure to notify police of accident, $389.50. Sarah J. Miley, Hayward, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Shawn D. Milton, Elkhart, Ind., disorderly conduct or resisting or obstructing an officer, $299.00. Sarah E. Myers, Duluth, Minn., inattentive driving, $187.90. David H. Nelson, Edina, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Christ E. Ness, Spooner, passing in no-passing zone, $213.10. Joseph C. O’Connor, Chicago, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Michael I. Olson, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $114.50. Jennifer M. Peacock, Webster, speeding, $225.70. Laurence R. Perkins, Spooner, underage drinking, $263.50. Mahmoud A. Sharaf, Eau Claire, failure to stop at stop sign, $175.30. Robert J. Thomas, Barron, speeding, $175.30. Thomas W. Elliott, Sarona, violation of frozen road weight limits, $883.86. Travis J. Thompson, Dallas, operating with restricted controlled substance, $887.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Angelica L. Vogel, Danbury, seat belt violation, $10.00. Johnathon M. Vogel, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50; driving too fast for conditions, $213.10; seat belt violation, $10.00. Benjamin P. Williams, Chaska, Minn., fish with unattended lines, $182.70.

Academic news DULUTH, Minn. — The University of Minnesota Duluth has announced its dean’s list for fall semester 2013. Local students named to the list are: Birchwood: Samantha M. Nelson, senior, College of Education and Human Service Professionals, psychology; Spooner: Rosemary B. Bray, senior, College of Liberal Arts, communication; Greg J. Schullo, senior, Labovitz School of Business and Economics, management info systems; Ian R. Strasburg, freshman, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, undeclared; and David J. Temple, senior, College of Liberal Arts, communication. — from TheLink ••• ST. PAUL, Minn. — Jacob J. McQuade, Shell Lake, graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a Bachedolor of Arts degree in business administration, accounting. — from UST ••• BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Emily Perkins, Spooner, was named to the dean’s list at Olivet Nazarene University during the recently completed fall 2013 semester. — from ReadMedia




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(March 12, 19, 26) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff vs. ESTATE OF CARMEN TAYLOR A/K/A CARMEN M. TAYLOR A/ K/A CARMEN MARIE TAYLOR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARMEN TAYLOR A/K/A CARMEN M. TAYLOR A/K/A CARMEN MARIE TAYLOR; BANK OF THE WEST; Defendants NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 13 CV 034 Case Code No. 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on December 23, 2013, in the amount of $62,259.43, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: April 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. 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. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale upon confirmation of the court. PLACE: Washburn County Courthouse North Entrance (aka North Steps) 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Lot 12 in Block 8 in City of Shell Lake, Washburn County, Wis. TAX KEY NO.: 65-282-2-38-1325-5 15-530-548500. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 122 3rd Ave., Shell Lake, Wis. 54871. Kimberly W. Hibbard State Bar No. 1090800 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St., Suite 1125 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 601182 WNAXLP

Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff vs. MICHAEL A. HENDRICKS, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 11 CV 234 AMENDED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 5, 2012, in the amount of $57,346.96, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: April 16, 2014, 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: The East 1/2 of Lots 9 and 10, Block “G,” Scribner’s Second Addition to the City of Spooner, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 514 Rusk St., Spooner, WI 54801. TAX KEY NO.: 65-281-2-39-1230-5-15-631-704500. Dated this 3rd day of March, 2014. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Dustin A. McMahon Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1086857 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 601461 WNAXLP

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for a scholarship, you can pick up an application at Stone Lake Medical Clinic, 715-865-6510, in downtown Stone Lake or Indianhead Medical Center at 113 4th Ave. in Shell Lake, 715-468-7833. If unable to pick up an application, please email to request one.  Application deadline is Friday, May 2. Mark these dates on your calendars: Saturday, May 3, Stone Lake Area Historical Society ham and scalloped potato dinner, 4-7 p.m. at Stone Lake Fire Hall. Saturday, May 17, Stone Lake Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Stone Lake Fire Hall. Friday, May 23, Stone Lake Area Historical Society Museum opens for the season. Saturday, May 31, Stone Lake Lions fish fry, 4-7 p.m. at Lions Hall. Have a great week and be (Mar. 19, 26, Apr. 2) safe! STATE OF WISCONSIN Mary Nilssen can be CIRCUIT COURT reached at 715-865-4008 or WASHBURN COUNTY

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Notice is hereby given that the Bashaw Town Board shall hold its annual road tour on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 8 a.m. They will meet at the Bashaw Town Hall to conduct the annual road tour. Anyone wishing to attend may follow along in their personal vehicles. Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk, Town of Bashaw 602170 32r WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that the Bashaw Town Board shall hold its annual meeting On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the Bashaw Town Hall. 602174 32r WNAXLP Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk, Town of Bashaw


Effective Thursday, March 27, 2014, the weight limits on all city streets in the City of Shell Lake will be 8 tons. Please contact Mitch Brown at 715-468-7873 for further information. Mitch Brown, Public Works Director 602108 32r WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given the Annual Meeting of the Town of Sarona will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Sarona Town Hall. The agenda shall be posted one day prior to the meeting. Victoria Lombard, Clerk 602168 32-33r WNAXLP

NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION AND SAMPLE BALLOTS OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK TO THE ELECTORS OF WASHBURN COUNTY: Notice is hereby given of a spring election to be held in the municipalities of Washburn County, on the 1st day of April, 2014, at which the officers named below shall be chosen. The names of the candidates for each office to be voted for, whose nominations have been certified to or filed in this office, are given under the title of the office, in the sample ballot below. INFORMATION TO ELECTORS Upon entering the polling place, an elector shall state his or her name and address and sign the poll book before being permitted to vote. If an elector is not registered to vote, an elector may register to vote at the polling place serving his or her residence, if the elector presents proof of residence in a form specified by law. Where ballots are distributed to electors, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot. Upon being permitted to vote, the elector shall retire alone to a voting booth and cast his or her ballot except that an elector who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by the elector’s minor child or minor ward. An election official may inform the elector of the proper manner for casting a vote, but the official may not in any manner advise or indicate a particular voting choice. Where Hand-Count Paper Ballots are Used The elector shall make a cross (X) in the square next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the elector shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote. On referendum questions, the elector shall make a cross (X) in the square next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the elector shall make a cross (X) in the square next to “no” if opposed to the question. Where Touch Screen Voting Systems are Used The elector shall touch the screen next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the elector shall type in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote. On referendum questions, the elector shall touch the screen next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the elector shall touch the screen next to “no” if opposed to the question. The vote should not be cast in any other manner. Not more than five minutes time shall be allowed inside a voting booth or machine. Sample ballots or other materials to assist the elector in casting his or her vote may be taken into the booth and copied. The sample ballot shall not be shown to anyone so as to reveal how the ballot is marked. If the elector spoils a paper ballot, he or she shall return it to an election official who shall issue another ballot in its place, but not more than three ballots shall be issued to any one elector. If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the elector shall return it to the election official, who shall issue a proper ballot in its place. After casting his or her vote, the elector shall leave the voting booth, properly deposit the ballot and promptly leave the polling place. The elector may spoil a touch screen ballot at the voting station before the ballot is cast. After Voting the Ballot After an official paper ballot is marked, it shall be folded so the inside marks do not show, but so the printed endorsements and inspectors’ initials on the outside do show. The elector shall leave the booth, deposit the ballot in the ballot box, or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit, and shall leave the polling place promptly. After an official touch screen ballot is cast, the elector shall leave the polling place promptly. An elector may select an individual to assist in casting his or her vote if the elector declares to the presiding official that he or she is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing or understanding English or that due to disability is unable to cast his or her ballot. The selected individual rendering assistance may not be the elector’s employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the elector. The following candidates for County Board Supervisor are listed on a ballot at their respective municipalities by district. The following is a sample of the official ballot: NAME DISTRICT # Vacant 1 Lester “Skip” Fiedler 2 Steven P. Waggoner 3 Nell Lee 4 Thomas J. Mackie 5 Thomas Ricci 6 Robert Lester 7

NAME DISTRICT # Elizabeth Esser 8 Vacant 9 Hilary Neste 10 Dave Wilson 11 David Masterjohn 12 Gregory Krantz 13 David Haessig 14

NAME DISTRICT # Romaine Quinn 15 Paul Johnson 16 James Dohm 16 Larry G. Ford 17 Vacant 18 Steven “Fluffy” Sather 19 Susan Hansen 20 Terry Leckel Jr. 21

Unofficial election results will be posted on the County Clerk’s page of the Washburn County website: To look up your voter record, check your voter status and your polling place location visit https:// Lolita Olson Washburn County Clerk

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The Town of Bashaw Road Bans will be in effect March 27, 2014, at 12:01 a.m. All blacktop roads within the township are posted at 6-ton maximum for any single-axle and 10-ton maximum for any two axles under eight feet apart. Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk, Town of Bashaw 602172 32r WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that a Spring Election will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the Sarona Town Hall. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. On the ballot will be candidates for County Supervisor Offices, Shell Lake School Board, Rice Lake School Board and Spooner School Board. The polling place is accessible to elderly and disabled voters. A public test of electronic equipment will be conducted on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 5 p.m. at the Sarona Town Hall. Victoria Lombard, Clerk 602169 32r WNAXLP


The City of Shell Lake is accepting bids for the sale of a parcel of land described as the East 22 feet of Lot 9, Block 15, Original Plat (20 5th Ave.). Bids must include a description of the business plan defining the scope of use for the property and time line. Minimum bid is $3,500. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Shell Lake City Administrator’s Office, City Hall, P.O. Box 520, Shell Lake, WI 54871, on or before 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2014. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to accept the bid most advantageous to the City. 601514 31-32r WNAXLP Andrew Eiche, City Administrator


Notice is hereby given to qualified electors of the School District of Shell Lake that on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, an election of school board members will be held to fill the following board positions: two 3-year term positions. 1. Mary Ann Swan 2. Nicole M. Tims Electors will vote in their regular polling places. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Dated this 14th day of March, 2014. Linda Nielsen, District Clerk

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Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held Monday, April 7, 2014, at 5 p.m., at City Hall Council Chambers, 501 1st Street, Shell Lake, WI, on the following proposed revisions to the Shell Lake Zoning Code: Sec. 13-1-11 (b) Use Regulations: Delete “but not until their principal structure is present or under construction.” Sec. 13-1-24 R-1 (b)(6) Single-Family Residential District - Permitted Uses: Delete “Two (2)” and Add “Three (3) detached accessory buildings subject to Section 13-1-140(b)(1).” Sec. 13-1-25 RL-1 (b)(3) Single-Family Residential Lakeshore District - Permitted Uses: Delete “Two (2)” and Add “Three (3) detached accessory buildings subject to Section 13-1140(b)(1). (Note: This revision would also apply to Sec 13-126 RL-2 (b)(1), Single-Family Residential Lakeshore District (areas not presently served by public sewer and/or water utilities)).” Sec. 13-1-140 Accessory Uses or Structures, Article K: (b)(1) Placement Restrictions - Residential District: Delete “(2) detached accessory buildings” and Add “(3) detached accessory buildings.” Delete “1,280 square feet” and Add “2,400 square feet.” Add “with no single structure exceeding 1,280 square feet, for single-family residential districts.” (b)(3) Placement Restrictions - Residential District: Delete “No detached accessory building shall be located within 3 feet of any other accessory building” and Add “No detached accessory building shall be located within 5 feet of any other accessory building.” Add “If a dwelling does not exist, a site plan for the parcel must first be approved by the Zoning Adminitrator, with a minimum available width of 30’ (living space), demonstrating sufficient footprint to allow for a future dwelling that would be in compliance with code requirements.” Delete “the overall height shall not exceed 35 feet” and Add “the overall height shall not exceed 22 feet.” Delete “Exterior finish materials of the detached building shall be of the same type as that of the principal structure.” and Add “Exterior finish materials of the detached building must be reasonably compatible with the existing principal structure, and must consist of new material only. Galvanized metal shall not be allowed as finish material for any accessory building.” Sec. 13-3-17 Table of Dimensional Standards, Minimum Side Yard: Delete “3 ft. for accessory structures,” and Add “5 ft. for accessory structures.” 601739 31-32r WNAXLP

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(Mar. 19, 26, Apr. 2) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff vs. PAUL URBANO; CURRENT OCCUPANTS OF W7815 DUNN LAKE ROAD, CASEY, WI 54801; PERSEN’S DUNN LAKE CONDOMINIUM; Defendants NOTICE OF ADJOURNED SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 13 CV 000057 Case Code No. 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on December 5, 2013, in the amount of $113,212.61, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: March 12, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. ADJOURNED TIME: April 16, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. 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. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale upon confirmation of the court. PLACE: Washburn County Courthouse North Entrance (aka North Steps) 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871 Property description: Unit No. 2 and so much of the undivided interest in the common areas and facilities appurtenant to such unit in the percentage specified and established in the hereinafter-mentioned declaration, in a condominium commonly known as Persen’s Dunn Lake Condominium, created under the Condominium Ownership Act Of The State Of Wisconsin by Declaration in the Office of The Register of Deeds for Washburn County, Wisconsin, as Document No. 289206, and by amendments thereto. The post office address of the above unit is W7815 Dunn Lake Road, Unit 2, Spooner, Wisconsin. TAX KEY NO.: 65-014-2-40-1326-5 16-961-600500. PROPERTY ADDRESS: W7815 Dunn Lake Road, Casey, Wis. 54801, N/K/A W7815 Dunn Lake Road, Casey, Wis. 54801 N/K/A W7815 Dunn Lake Road, Spooner, Wis. 54801. Adam C. Lueck State Bar No. 1081386 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St., Suite 1125 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 601490 WNAXLP




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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is accepting applications from qualified candidates for a full-time Machine Tool Operation Instructor at the WITC Ashland Campus. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in related area or equivalent. Two years’ (4,000 hrs.) occupational experience in setup and operation of standard manual machine tools, setup and operation of CNC milling and turning centers, programming of CNC machine tools, utilizing Word Address programming language and CAD/CAM software.

WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access Employer and Educator. NOTICE OF ELECTION TOWN OF BARRONETT

Notice is hereby given that the Election for: Washburn County Supervisor, District 13 Shell Lake School Board Lakeland Sanitary District Commissioner will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the Barronett Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Road, Shell Lake, WI 54871. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you have any questions concerning the polling place, contact the Town Clerk. Patricia A. Parker N602 Lehman Lake Road Barronett, WI 54871 715-468-2846 The polling place is accessible to elderly and disabled voters.

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Washburn County is accepting applications for the Account Clerk III position with the Washburn County Health and Human Services Department. This position is responsible for vouchering, receipts, data entry into financial and peripheral systems, tracking spending by department/business units, maintaining confidential client files, case management, client billing and other financial and clerical tasks. A two-year vocational or associate’s degree in accounting or related field or relevant work experience is required. Experience with computerized accounting, payroll, word processing, spreadsheet systems, Powerpoint and ten-key skills necessary. Starting pay range is $17.14-$18.90/hr D.O.Q., with excellent benefits. Download an employment application from the county website at or contact the Washburn County Personnel Department, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (Ph. 715468-4624, Fax 715-468-4628). Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be 601774 31-32r received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2014. EOE.

WANTED: LPN Shell Lake Clinic is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse for immediate and/or future openings at our Shell Lake Clinic. Qualifications: Completion of LPN program with current Wisconsin license. Clinical experience preferred. Shell Lake Clinic offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Please send letter of application and resume to the address below by April 10, 2014.

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Washburn County is accepting applications for the Nutrition Program Coordinator position with the Washburn County Unit on Aging. The Nutrition Program Coordinator is responsible for organizing and monitoring the safe and sanitary service of meals and all other related nutrition program activities carried out at the Washburn County Senior Centers. Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions: A qualified candidate will have knowledge of services available and programs provided in an active senior center; a basic knowledge of quantity food handling and sanitation; knowledge of problems, needs and concerns of the elderly; the ability to keep records and prepare reports; and the ability to plan, coordinate and monitor the work of others. Completion of a standard high school course or equivalent is required, plus experience or training in quantity food handling, completion of a course in food service sanitation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Starting pay range is $16.07-$17.72/hr. D.O.Q., with excellent benefits. Download an employment application from the County website at or contact the Washburn County Personnel Department, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (Ph. 715-468-4624, Fax 715-468-4628). Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2014. EOE. 601775 31-32r

(March 26, April 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY ROSELYN A. RAISANEN Plaintiff, vs. M. JOANN WILSON, Defendant. AMENDED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 13 CV 129 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of partition in favor of Roselyn A. Raisanen entered in the aboveentitled action on February 11, 2014, the undersigned Sheriff of Washburn County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction at the Washburn County Courthouse, North Entrance, 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871, on April 30, 2014, at 10 a.m., the real estate directed by judgment to be sold and described as follows: Tract I: Those parts lying within Government Lots One (1) and Two (2) and the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NW 1/4 - NE 1/4) of Section Twenty-six (26), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Twelve (12) West (in the Township of Spooner); 1) Lot Two (2) of Certified Survey Map No. 846, Volume 4, Page 131, Document No. 176303. 2) A 1/101th undivided interest in Outlot One (1) of Certified Survey Map No. 846, Volume 4, Page 131, Document No. 176303. Tract II: An easement for ingress and egress, in favor of Tract I, over and across the existing 33 foot “Private Road” known as Miramar Road and shown on Certified Survey Map No. 846, Volume 4, Page 131, Document No. 176303, a part of the North One-Half of the Northeast Quarter (N 1/2 NE 1/4) and Government Lots One (1) and Two (2) of Section Twenty-six (26), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Twelve (12) West (in the Township of Spooner) for access to Mann Road. The property will be sold “ASIS.” No representations as to the condition of the property are or will be made. The property is sold subject to any and all encumbrances of record, including mortgages to Wells Fargo Bank. Purchaser will be responsible for transfer taxes, title evidence and recording fees. Terms of Sale: 10% cash or certified check at sale, and the balance due at the confirmation hearing. Dated this 13th day of March, 2014. Terrence C. Dryden, Sheriff Washburn County, Wisconsin 602063 WNAXLP

(March 12, 19, 26) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH A. NEUMAN, SR. and JANE DOE, unknown spouse of KENNETH A. NEUMAN, SR. Defendants. Case No. 13-CV-113 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000.00 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on January 30, 2014, in the amount of $74,294.52, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: April 9, 2014, at 10:00 o’clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds 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. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Washburn County Courthouse, located at Ten Fourth Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: The east onehalf (1/2) of the southwest one-quarter (1/4) of the southwest one-quarter (1/4) of the southeast one-quarter (1/4) of section thirty-four (34), township thirty-seven (37) north, range thirteen (13) west, in the Town of Barronett, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 8262 30th Ave., Town of Barronett. TAX KEY NO.: 65-002-2-37-1334-4 03-000-006000 Terry C. Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County, WI O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, SC. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 414-727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt. 601180 WNAXLP


Lakeland Kinship, a nonprofit youth mentoring organization, is seeking applications for part-time Program Director. The Program Director is responsible for managing the financial and operational aspects of the Kinship program. Office space will be located within Lakeland Family Resource Center in Spooner, WI. Key responsibilities include recruit, screen, train and match volunteer adult mentors with identified children; identify children in need of an adult mentor; develop and manage relationships with schools, churches, civic groups, businesses and others; plan and execute all fund developement activities to include fundraising, grant writing and fund solicitation. Previous management experience in a nonprfit organization, donor development and grant writing preferred. Must have strong organizational, communication and leadership skills. Preference will be given to a bachelor’s degree in a human service field. For more information contact Joan Wilson at Washburn County Health and Human Services at 715-468-4747. Letter of interest and resume should be sent to Lakeland Family Resource Center at 314 Elm Street, Spooner, WI 54801. Deadline to apply is April 4, 2014. 601805 31-32r 601661 21c 32r


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There will be a public testing of the voting equipment on Friday, March 28, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the clerk’s home. Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk 602173 32r WNAXLP Town of Bashaw


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THE SHELL LAKE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION will have its annual meeting Monday, April 7, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Shell Lake City Hall

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Secretary/Treasurer Peg Pockat


A public hearing will be held on the following conditional use permit request pertaining to a short-term rental on Monday, April 7, 2014, at 5 p.m., in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 501 First Street, Shell Lake, WI. Berwin and Glenda DeJager, 200 Tabor Ct., Brandon, SD 57005, Lot 2 Block 3 of Johnson’s Birch Haven (proposed rental address 1229 South Lake Drive), City of Shell Lake. Clint R. Stariha, Zoning Administrator 602060 32-33r WNAXLP

NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION AND SAMPLE BALLOTS LOCATION AND HOURS OF POLLING PLACE APRIL 1, 2014 CITY OF SHELL LAKE OFFICE OF THE SHELL LAKE CITY CLERK TO THE ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF SHELL LAKE: Notice is hereby given of a spring election to be held in the City of Shell Lake at City Hall, 501 1st Street, on the 1st day of April, 2014, at which the officers named below shall be chosen. Polls will be open at 7 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m. and are accessible to elderly and disabled voters. Election for County Board Supervisor, School Board, Mayor and City Alderperson. The names of the candidates for each office to be voted for, whose nominations have been certified to or filed in this office, are given under the title of the office, each in its proper column, together with the questions submitted to a vote, for a referendum, if any, in the sample ballots below. INFORMATION TO ELECTORS Upon entering the polling place, an elector shall give his or her name and address before being permitted to vote. If an elector is not registered to vote, an elector may register to vote at the polling place serving his or her residence, if the elector presents proof of residence in a form specified by law. Where ballots are distributed to electors, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot. Upon being permitted to vote, the elector shall retire alone to a voting booth and cast his or her ballot except that an elector who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by the elector’s minor child or minor ward. An election official may inform the elector of the proper manner for casting a vote, but the official may not in any manner advise or indicate a particular voting choice. The elector shall make a cross (X) in the square next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the elector shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote. On referendum questions, the elector shall make a cross (X) in the square next to “yes” if in favor of the question,

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or the elector shall make a cross (X) in the square next to “no” if opposed to the question. The elector shall touch the screen next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the elector shall type in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote. On referendum questions, the elector shall touch the screen nex to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the elector shall touch the screen next to “no” if opposed to the question. The vote should not be cast in any other manner. No more than five minutes time shall be allowed inside the voting booth or machine. Sample ballots or other materials to assist the the elector in casting his or her vote may be taken into the booth and copies. The sample ballot shall not be shown to anyone so as to reveal how the ballot is marked. If the elector spoils a ballot, he or she shall return it to an election official who shall issue another ballot in its place, but not more than three ballots shall be issued to any one elector. If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the elector shall return it to the election official, who shall issue a proper ballot in its place. After casting his or her vote, the elector shall leave the voting booth, properly deposit the ballot and promptly leave the polling place. The elector may spoil a touch screen ballot at the voting station before the ballot is cast. After an official paper ballot is marked, it shall be folded so the inside marks do not show, but so the printed endorsements and inspectors’ initials on the outside do show. The elector shall leave the booth, deposit the ballot in the ballot box, or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit, and shall leave the polling place promptly. After an official touch screen ballot is cast, the elector shall leave the polling place promptly. An elector may select an individual to assist in casting his or her vote if the elector declares to the presiding official that he or she is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing or understanding English or that due to disability is unable to cast his or her ballot. The selected individual rendering assistance may not be the elector’s employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the elector. The following are samples of the official city ballots:


Bradley A. Pederson, City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer 580231 32r WNAXLP

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Andrew Eiche, City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer


At the election to be held on April 1, 2014, in the Town of Bashaw, the following polling place location will be used for the wards indicated: Location Wards Bashaw Town Hall 1, 2 & 3 N3410 Sawyer Creek Rd 602171 32r WNAXLP Shell Lake, WI 54871 All polling places will be open at 7:00 a.m. and will close at 8:00 p.m. All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters. If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk: Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk, W8885 County Hwy. B, Shell Lake, WI 54871, 715-468-7525.


Washburn County is accepting applications for the part-time, evening-shift Custodian position with the Maintenance Department. This position performs a variety of cleaning, housekeeping and maintenance tasks. Qualified candidates must have knowledge and experience in custodial and maintenance procedures, the use of janitorial supplies and equipment and the use of lawn care and snow removal equipment. High School diploma or equivalent is required. Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license. Starting salary is $14.17$15.62/hour and includes benefit package. Download an employment application from the county website at or contact the Washburn County Personnel Department, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (Ph. 715-468-4624, Fax 715-468-4628). Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday April 601787 31-32r 11, 2014. EOE.

DOCUMENT 00 11 13 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CTH D (Euclid Avenue) Washburn County, Wisconsin Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Washburn County Highway Commissioner until 2 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2014, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud, for the furnishing of all labor and material for the construction of the following items in the approximate quantities indicated: Quantity Item 4,500 S.Y. Remove Asphaltic Pavement 1 L.S. Remove and Reinstall Beam Guard 3,400 C.Y. Common Excavation 150 C.Y. Borrow Excavation 100 L.F. Silt Fence, Delivered, Installed and Maintained 12 EA Inlet Protection 20 L.F. Erosion Bales 1,500 S.Y. Erosion Mat Urban Class 1 Type B 3,000 Ton Crushed Aggregate Base Course Dense 1,000 Ton Asphaltic Concrete Pavement, Type E-3 435 L.F. Saw Cut 2,290 L.F. Concrete Curb and Gutter, Type D, 30-inch 620 S.F. Concrete Sidewalk 1,500 S.Y. Turf Establishment 26 L.F. Culvert Pipe Corrugated Polyethylene 927 L.F. Storm Sewer Pipe, Reinforced Concrete Class III 14 EA Storm Sewer Manholes, Inlets, Apron Endwalls Bids shall be on the form provided for that purpose and according to the Bidding Requirements prepared by Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®) dated March 19, 2014. The Bidding Documents may be seen at the Issuing Office of SEH located at: 1701 W. Knapp Street, Suite B, Rice Lake, Wisconsin 54868 and 421 Frenette Drive, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729. Digital image copies of the Bidding Documents are available at for a fee of $30. These documents may be downloaded by selecting this project from the BIDDING DOCUMENTS link and by entering eBidDoc™ Number 3184769 on the SEARCH PROJECTS page. For assistance and free membership registration, contact QuestCDN at 952.233.1632 or Paper copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from Docunet Corp. located at 2435 Xenium Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55441 (763.475.9600) for a fee of $80. Bid security in the amount of 10 percent of the Bid must accompany each Bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Bids shall be directed to Washburn County securely sealed and endorsed upon the outside wrapper, “BID FOR CTH D (EUCLID AVENUE).” Bidders Proof of Responsibility must be submitted to SEH in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Contractors on the Project shall be required to comply with the minimum wages and labor standards as determined by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Workforce Development Wage Rate Determination. Washburn County reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive irregularities and informalities therein and to award the Contract in the best interests of the County. Jon Johnson, Highway Commissioner Washburn County 1600 County Highway H 601816 31-32r WNAXLP Spooner, WI 54801




Shell Lake valedictorians and salutatorian announced

SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake High School Class of 2014 will graduate on Friday, May 23. The graduation ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. at the 3-12 building. Hannah Cassel and Lynsey Hagen have been named the class of 2014 co-valedictorians. Shania Pokorny is the salutatorian. Cassel is the daughter of Sonny and Ann Cassel and is the sister to Jennifer and Dan Cassel. She has participated in volleyball, basketball and track. Outside of school she volunteers at the Washburn County Humane Society in the summer. In her free time she enjoys photography, art, singing, lifting/working out and trying to train her dog, “Which is hilarious even though it rarely works out, but I keep trying,” commented Cassel. Hagen is the daughter of Sue and Del

Hannah Cassel is Shell Lake’s Class of 2014 co-valedictorian.

Lynsey Hagen is Shell Lake’s Class of 2014 co-valedictorian.

Shania Pokorny is Shell Lake’s Class of 2014 salutatorian. —Photos submitted

Hagen and the granddaughter of Janice and the late Tom Bowman and Mavice and the late Andy Weingartner. She has participated in band, a community string ensemble, theater, Upward Bound and GATE mentoring. In her free time she likes to draw, read, listen to music, and chill with her friends. She plans on studying the visual arts in college. Pokorny is the daughter of Norm Pokorny and Naomi Lehmann and is the granddaughter of Mary Stellrecht and Norm and Donna Pokorny. In school she has participated in volleyball, basketball, track and field, Science Olympiad, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She plans to attend Viterbo University for nursing. — with information from Shell Lake Schools

Jazz combo and vocal ensemble going to state

Shell Lake senior Andrew Dahlstrom performs a solo in the jazz combo with Dakota Robinson and Cassie Skindzelewski in the background.

The Shell Lake High School vocal ensemble earned a star first at the regional music festival held Tuesday, March 18, in Cameron. Shown (L to R): KayDee Bontekoe, Ashley Lord, Amy Bouchard, Tia Carlson, Katie Slater and Alecia Meister. The state Solo and Ensemble Festival will be held Saturday, May 3, in Eau Claire.

With director Ben Kunselman in the foreground, Sabrina Skindzelewski and Natalie Smith play their trumpets in the jazz band.

The Shell Lake jazz combo earned a star first and they will be going to state. Shown (L to R): Linden Nelson, Dakota Robinson, Cassie Skindzelewski and Evan Hungerbuhler. The other members of the combo are Andrew Dahlstrom, Ben Frey, Maddie Hodgett, Emily McCarthy, Jordyn Monson and Sabrina Skindzelewski.

Photos by Larry Samson

Shell Lake School Menu Breakfast Monday, March 31: Bagel/Pop Tart (K-2) or mini cinnamon roll. Tuesday, April 1: Pancake and sausage or Get Vertical bar. Wednesday, April 2: Cereal and toast or ultimate breakfast round. Thursday, April 3: Waffle with fruit or muffin. Friday, April 4: Cheddar omelet with toast or apple stick. Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/fruit and milk with their main item. Every day breakfast is free to all students.

Lunch Monday, March 31: Cold ham or turkey sub. Tuesday, April 1: Burrito bowl. Wednesday, April 2: Build a burger. Thursday, April 3: Chicken nuggets. Friday, April 4: Vegetarian lasagna. Salad bar is served daily to all students. They will also have a daily alternate entrée choice of either sandwich pack: PB&J, flavored cracker and cheese stick or yogurt pack: Flavored fat-free yogurt with granola, flavored cracker and cheese stick.

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The Shell Lake jazz band earned a first for the two songs they performed at the regional solo and ensemble competition in Cameron.

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St. Francis Middle School to perform “Aladdin”

The ladies in the court are played by (L to R) back row: Anna Silvis, Evelyn Paffel and Tiffany Bartle. Laura Medley is in the front.

The St. Francis de Sales Middle School will be performing the musical “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” on Thursday, April 3, and Friday, April 4, at 7 p.m. A Saturday, April 5, 1 p.m. matinee will be the last performance at the St. Francis de Sales Church. Students are shown (L to R) back row: Michael DelFiacco, AJ Buchman, Alex Heino and Austin Stoner. Middle: Liam Brierton, Spencer Blonk, Miguel Barrett, John Nauertz, John Hoellen, AJ Buchman, Noah Olson and Spence Hoellen. Front: Evelyn Paffel, Tiffany Bartle, Tiffany Romportl, Anna Silvis and Laura Medley.

ABOVE: Playing the guards are Michael DelFiacco, AJ Buchman and Spencer Blonk.

Photos by Larry Samson

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Playing the lead roles in “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” are Tiffany Romportl, Princess Jasmine; Miguel Barrett, Jafar; Alex Heino, Aladdin; and John Nauertz plays the Genie.

RIGHT: Playing the townspeople, shown (L to R): Liam Brierton, Austin Stoner and Noah Olson, with Spence Hoellen in the front.

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