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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Vol. 127, No. 30 • Shell Lake, Wis.

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• Partners of Spooner Health System bake sale • Third-annual Chilly Challenge @ Shell Lake • Simulcast event “Tragedy Into Triumph” @ Spooner • Indoor ice-fishing contest @ Springbrook See calendar on page 6 for details

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About six months ago, as David Stariha, Shell Lake, drove into his yard on his four-wheeler, this partridge landed on the vehicle. Since that time, in the mornings, the partridge will tap on Stariha’s window wanting to be fed or just for attention. The partridge will follow Stariha around throughout the day, sometimes landing on a limb to stare at Stariha while chirping at him. “If you are wearing bright-colored shoes, it will peck at your feet,” commented Stariha. In this photo, the partridge is standing by Stariha’s hand. — Photo by David Stariha

District Attorney Frost will not run in fall election

End of the season for SL boys

WASHBURN COUNTY Washburn County District Attorney Tom Frost announced this week that he will not be a candidate for election this fall. In a prepared statement Frost said, “I have enjoyed working with dedicated professionals in the court system, law enforcement, social services and corrections. Washburn County is fortunate to have the services of these public servants, and I am fortunate to have worked with them. Although I enjoy my work as prosecutor and believe the office has served the public

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STATEWIDE - It’s the time of year when we spring ahead by changing our clocks one hour ahead and enter into daylight saving time. Remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 13. The new time begins at 2 a.m.

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well during my tenure, I now would like to spend more time with my family than a fulltime position allows.” Frost was appointed special prosecutor, acting district attorney, in August 2013 by Judge Eugene Harrington and appointed district attorney by Gov. Scott Walker in January 2014. Prior to his service in Washburn County, Frost was a career prosecutor in Minnesota and most recently served as Winona County attorney. He was admitted to the practice of law in 1976. – submitted

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Washburn County’s spring election scene Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE - In less than a month, Washburn County residents will have the opportunity to cast their opinion as to the people who help run local municipalities and school districts. On Tuesday, April 5, Washburn County voters, depending on where they reside, will see candidates in four local nonpartisan municipal elections and six school board elections. The following details the elections that have a contest between more than one candidate for a position and potential vacancies.

Municipal elections Only three municipal bodies will have contests between candidates. Municipalities that have contests are the Washburn County Board of Supervisors, the Shell Lake City Council and the Town of Minong. The Spooner City Council has no candidate running for a seat in Ward 2. That position will hopefully be filled by a write-in candidate on Election Day. The members of the Washburn County Board of Supervisors are elected on a nonpartisan basis for twoyear terms. The county board is the legislative branch of

county government, passing ordinances and resolutions that regulate the function of county services, programs and departments including the annual budget, that for 2016, was approved at about $30.2 million. Of the 21 supervisory seats up for election, only five have contests and two, if not filled by a write-in candidate, will be left vacant. The candidate that formerly held the position is indicated (I) for incumbent. Candidates running are District 2, Skip Fiedler (I) and Evan Lewis; District 9, Keith Trembath (I) and Chris See Election, page 3



Father-daughter ball held in Shell Lake

Shell Lake Park Alliance Church hosted a church-sponsored Father and Daughter Ball on Friday, March 4, Tom Crosby took the time off from farm work to take his two daughters, Alecia and at the Shell Lake Community Center. The annual event was organized eight years ago by Nan Hendry and Tina Josephine, to the ball. The two young girls are wearing identical dresses, one in gold Cobertz. Dan Botty was at the dance with his daughters, Emilylynn, Clara and Grace. and the other in silver.

Kyle Linton was dancing with his daughter, Morley.

It was a special time for Missy Melton as she got dressed up to be with her father, Amos, at the dinner and dance.

Jared Kidder was at the dance with his 4-year-old daughter, Channa.

Photos by Larry Samson

Joe Schultz was with his granddaughters at the dance. Avery, Riley and Caitlyn were happy to spend the night dancing with their grandfather.

Mischa Reichhoff was at the dance with her father, Joey.

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Spooner mayor makes proclamation Danielle Danford | Staff writer SPOONER - The mayor of the city of Spooner made a proclamation at the Spooner City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 1. Mayor Gary Cuskey proclaimed Tuesday, April 5, as National Service Recognition Day to encourage residents to recognize the positive impact of volunteer services in the country, to thank those who serve and find ways to give back to their community. “People that volunteer are definitely to be commended for their efforts,” said Cuskey. In other meeting actions the council approved the hiring of Dustin Anderson as a full-time officer for

the city police department. Anderson will fill a full-time officer position that has been vacant since 2015. Anderson has been a part-time officer with the department for a year. Spooner Police Chief Jerry Christman stated that Anderson’s full-time officer duties will begin once he has passed a psychological evaluation. Spooner Mayor Gary Cuskey, center, reads the proclamation for April 5 to be recognized as National Service Recognition Day as Michelle Ortmann, Ward 1 alderperson, at right, looks on. Patricia Parker, city clerk, shown on the left, is taking meeting minutes. — Photo by Danielle Danford 

Take a “chili” plunge for local children and families Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE— At 78 years old, Harry Dahlstrom is preparing for his second plunge into Shell Lake this Saturday, March 12, and he’s not alone. Individuals and groups of people, some sporting costumes, will be voluntarily jumping into Shell Lake for a fundraising event that benefits Lakeland Family Resource Center. “It makes me feel good to do something good for families,” said Harry Dahlstrom, who doesn’t need another reason to make his plunge. All proceeds raised from the Chilly Challenge Winter Plunge go to Lakeland Family Resource Center, a nonprofit organization located in Spooner. LFRC serves all families in Washburn County through programs and services that aim to strengthen families. Anyone can sign up to participate, but a minimum pledge of $50 is needed to plunge.   Some seek contributions from friends and family that want to support LFRC or they just want to see their friend or loved one jump into a frozen lake. Either way, people can show up between noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, to get registered and make their plunge after 2 p.m. “It wasn’t bad. You’re not in there that long,” assured Dahlstrom. “You’re in and out ... I’ve been outside all my life so a little cold won’t bother me,” said the former dairy

farmer and logger. Last year Dahlstrom raised around $1,200 and he hopes to be the top fundraiser again for this year’s plunge. A prize is given to the individual who raises the most money. However, participants must be 14 or older in order to plunge and those under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. “Thank you to the people that donate, they help the organization out,” said Dahlstrom. This year’s plunge also involves a chili cook-off and silent auction which will coincide with people plunging. Anyone interested in entering the chili cook-off may do so by calling LFRC at 715-635-4669. Judging and sampling of the chili will be done by those who make a $5 donation. While enjoying the chili, people can peruse the many items in the silent auction. Silent auction items include a handmade quilt, children’s bikes, gift baskets and tickets to area attractions. The silent auction winners and chili cook-off champion will be announced at 4 p.m. RIGHT: Amber Booth and Judy Schnacky hold their breath as they plunge into Shell Lake during Lakeland Family Resource Center’s 2015 Chilly Challenge Winter Plunge on Shell Lake. – Photo by Larry Samson

ACCIDENT REPORT On Tuesday, Feb. 22, at approximately 7:43 a.m., Mark Denhartog, 34, Minong, was southbound on Smith Bridge Road just north of Becherer Drive. He was driving a 2001 Ford Escort when he drifted across the roadway into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck, head-on, a vehicle driven by Patric Kennelly, 69, Minong. After both vehicles came to rest, Kennelly was trapped in the 2001 Chrysler Voyager LX she had been driving. Kennelly was removed from the vehicle by the Minong Fire Department. Denhartog was not injured but Kennelly had a broken ankle and was medically transported. Both vehicles had very severe damage to the front and driver side and were towed due to damage. Denhartog was cited for operating after suspension, inattentive driving, nonregistration of a vehicle and

operating without insurance. On Friday, Feb. 26, at approximately 7:13 p.m., a 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis registered to Wayne Kegel, 84, Spooner, was found unoccupied by law enforcement in the ditch at Hwy. 70 near Carlton Road in the city of Spooner. The vehicle was removed by a tow truck. No injuries or damage were reported. On Monday, Feb. 29, at 5:08 p.m., Jessica Yeazle, 34, Spooner, was westbound on CTH A just west of CTH N in the Town of Evergreen when she hit a deer. No injuries were reported and the 2016 Nissan Altima she was driving had minor damage. On Friday, March 4, at approximately 2:05 p.m., Mary Jo Pinsonneault, 56, Spooner, was northbound on Hwy. 53 when the 1999 Ford Explorer she was driving slid off

the roadway just south of Cranberry Drive in the Town of Beaver Brook. The vehicle left the roadway and went into the ditch and across a woven fence before coming to a rest. Pinsonneault may have been injured. Her vehicle had moderate damage to the top and was towed. On Friday, March 4, at approximately 6:15 p.m., Tawni Moin, 24, Barron, was northbound on Hwy. 63 when she lost control of the 2007 Ford Fusion she was driving due to snow and ice-covered road conditions. The vehicle left the road, rolled and came to a rest on its top. No injuries were reported. The vehicle had moderate damage to all areas and was towed due to the damage.  — Danielle Danford with information from Washburn County Sheriff’s Office

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Thompson; District 10, Hank Graber and Curt Hubatch; District 12, David Masterjohn (I) and Dean Brayton; and District 16, James Dohm (I) and Paul Johnson. If no write-in candidates are found on the ballots for Districts 1 and 19, residents in those districts will be left without representation on the county board. District 1 is largely the village of Minong, while District 19 is the southwest portion of the city of Spooner. The Shell Lake City Council has a contest for the position of mayor, a potential vacancy in Ward 1, and five candidates running for three positions in Ward 2. The Shell Lake City Council has eight alderpersons elected for two-year terms. The Shell Lake mayoral contest is between Sally Pe-

terson (I) and Terry Leckel Jr.   In Ward 1 two seats are up for election with Brent Edlin (I) running for one. The other current Ward 1 alderperson whose seat is up for election, Chad Shelton, did not file for re-election. Hopefully, that position will be filled by a write-in candidate. In Ward 2 there are five candidates running for three positions, Dan Harrington (I), Ken Schultz (I), Terry Leckel Jr., Tammy Hopke and Kate Folstad.

School board elections Of the six school boards in Washburn County, one board has a contest this April, the Spooner School Board. However, the Rice Lake School Board could have a vacant city seat if no write-in candidate is found on ballots.

School board members are elected to three-year terms and some board seats are up for election each year. The Spooner School Board election has six candidates running for three seats on the board. Two of these seats are three-year terms. The candidate with the third most votes will take a vacant seat with two years left in its term. The candidates listed on the April 5 ballot are Karen Sorenson, Kevin King, Robert Hoellen, Miles Macone, Kyle Pierce and Jim Dienstl.


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Setting the record straight on local control

With the presidential election now in full swing, we know that groups on each side of the aisle will begin to twist information to paint particular candidates in a certain light. This is always sad, especially when those attacks are full of hypocrisy. Recently, the Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca sent a letter to our local city, village and town clerks stating that Republicans oppose local control. This was done with taxpayer dollars, not campaign funds. Barca states that since 2011, Republicans have pushed through 100 changes to local control, but fails to tell our officials that not all of these proposals came from Republicans, or that many of the bills received broad, bipartisan support. Let’s look at the actual numbers.

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These 100 changes were made in 74 bills, almost half of which took place before I was even elected to office. Also, Rep. Barca himself, along with other assembly Democrats, supported 52 out of the 74 bills. In fact, some of the bills, like AB 201 from 2013, were authored and strongly supported by Democrats. Did you know that 94 percent of all bills this session have been passed with bipartisan support? That’s something you won’t hear from the Madison news media. Moreover, I didn’t even support all of the bills that the letter claims I did. I voted against AB 582, a shoreland zoning bill that I believed went too far in taking away local control. After careful consideration and discussion with people in the district, this was a time when I had to break away

from the party. On the other hand, Barca would like to criticize my vote in favor of the “Christmas Tree Bill,” AB 648. This bill – which Barca supported as well – makes sure that churches are able to put up Christmas trees every year. What is even more hypocritical is that he signed on in support of three of the bills the same day he sent out the letter. Groups like the League of Municipalities, the Wisconsin Towns Association and the Wisconsin Counties Association represent our local interests in Madison. Each of those organizations supported or had no opinion on the majority of the bills that were cited by the minority leader. This is a season of political attacks, unfortunately, we can’t always avoid that.

However, when those political attacks are buried in layers of hypocrisy and distortions of truth, Barca should be ashamed. We need to be able to separate what is politics and what are facts. Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, my office has been and always will be open to the public. I work for the entire district, not only one party, and I will continue to do so as long as I am in office. My phone number is toll-free: 888-534-0075. My email is Rep.Quinn@legis.wisconsin. gov, and you can find me on Facebook. I will always make time to sit down and talk with anyone who has a question or concern.   Rep. Romaine Quinn 75th District

Bewley earns award for support of housing MADISON - Sen. Janet Bewley, D-Delta, the ranking Democrat on the Senate committee charged with housing issues, was named a Friend of Housing recently. This 2016 award marked the second consecutive session Bewley was honored by the Wisconsin Builders Association. “Wisconsin’s builders are at the forefront of providing high-quality, affordable and energy-efficient homes,” Bewley said. “This industry is a vital part of our communities economic health and overall wellbeing.  I’m proud to support these hardworking men and women.” Gathering near the end of each two-year legislative session, smallbusiness owners and workers in the building trades and industry come together for the WBA Business Day.  The gathering is an opportunity for the association’s more than 4,000 members to meet with legislators and highlight issues important to the industry. The Friend of Housing Award is given to select legislators as part of the annual Business Day gathering.  Award winners are presented with an inscribed tool or instrument used in the building industry. Bewley hopes to keep adding to this special collection of tools representing the multitude of skills Wisconsin builders put to work on sites across the state every day. — from the office of Sen. Bewley RIGHT: Sen. Janet Bewley was presented with the Wisconsin Builders Association’s Friend of Housing Award during their Business Day gathering in Madison.  This 2016 award marked the second consecutive session Bewley was honored by the association for her support of the building industry. — Photo submitted  

State Patrol Law of the Month Traffic citation fines are double in work zones

SPOONER - On city streets, county roads and major highways, drivers will soon be seeing an expanse of orange barrels and other signs indicating road construction and maintenance projects are under way. During the road construction season, drivers will again face the challenge of safely maneuvering through work zones.

“Driving through a work zone requires patience. Work zones are dangerous under the best of circumstances, but your reaction time and margin for error are reduced significantly if you speed, tailgate or don’t pay attention to rapidly changing traffic situations,” Lt. Dori Petznick of the Wisconsin State Patrol, Northwest Region – Spooner Post says. “In work zones, workers and equipment often are operating within a few feet of traffic. In addition, work zones frequently have narrow lanes, different merge lanes from side roads, and rough or uneven pavement. Rear-end col-

Bradley apologizes for anti-gay columns she wrote in college Incumbent candidate for Supreme Court justice “embarrassed” by comments about AIDS, President Bill Clinton WPR |The Associated Press MADISON - Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley is apologizing for anti-gay opinion pieces she wrote when a college student 24 years ago. The liberal group One Wisconsin Now, on Monday, March 7, revealed a college newspaper column and letters to the editor Bradley wrote when a student at Marquette University in 1992. In one, Bradley compares homosexuals with drug addicts, saying they “essentially kill themselves and others through their own behavior.’’ In another, reacting to the election of Bill Clinton as president, she describes him as “queer-loving’’ and said his victory “proves that the majority of voters are either totally stupid or entirely evil.’’

Bradley said in a statement she is “frankly embarrassed at the content and tone of what I wrote those many years ago.’’ From the statement: “To those offended by comments I made as a young college student, I apologize, and assure you that those comments are not reflective of my worldview. These comments have nothing to do with who I am as a person or a jurist, and they have nothing to do with the issues facing the voters of this state.” Bradley’s challenger in the upcoming Supreme Court election, Appeals Court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg, condemned the columns in a statement, calling the views Bradley expressed “abhorrent.” “There is no statute of limitations on hate. Rebecca Bradley’s comments are as abhorrent and disturbing today as they were in 1992 as people were dying in huge numbers from AIDS. Her career since that time includes being appointed three times to three judgeships in three years by Scott Walker who is against gay rights. Rebecca Bradley’s alliance with conservative causes and Scott Walker speaks louder than any apology she tries to make.”

lisions are the most frequent type of crash in a work zone. Although construction workers are at a great risk of being hit, about three out of four people killed in work zone crashes are motorists.” To prevent crashes and save lives, fines for traffic violations in work zones are double the usual amounts when workers are present. Posted work zone speed limits are still in force even when workers are not present. “The total costs for speeding in excess of the posted limit in a work zone range from $213 for 1 to 10 mph over the limit

all the way up to $893 for 45 mph or more over the limit. You also will have between three and six demerit points added to your driving record,” Petznick says. “State patrol officers are specifically assigned for traffic enforcement in work zones, and they may be supported by officers in airplanes monitoring work zones. Their mission is to protect both workers and motorists in work zones by strictly enforcing posted speed limits and other traffic laws.” — from WisDOT

Washburn County Area Humane Society Yes, here’s another, her owner unknown, A sweet longhaired beauty, left out all alone. Her coat matted up, knotted tight to her skin, She dreamt of the day someone would let her in. They’d feed her and brush out all her matted hair, She finally would know someone really did care. A warm place to sleep while they were away, So happy to see her after a long day. She’d purr in excitement and dance at their feet, All she ever wished, for her life, was complete. Yet when Ella awakes, all that she thought she had, It was all in a dream, now sweet Ella is sad. How simple it is, to make her dream come true, The word is adoption, the person is you.

Cats for adoption: 2-yearold longhair dilute calico; 1-1/2-year-old neutered gray/white longhair; 1-1/2-year-old spayed brown/black tabby; 8-month-old spayed black/ gray/white shorthair tabby; 8-month-old female orange/ white shorthair; 4-monthold female black/white shorthair; 12-year-old spayed/declawed shorthair calico; 9-month-old spayed orange/ white shorthair tiger; 2-year-old female white/gray/orange shorthair; 2-yearold neutered gray/black siamese/ tiger mix and a 4-month-old male black shorthair. Dogs for adoption: 1-year-old male black Lab/corgi mix and an 11-monthold spayed brindle/white heeler mix. Remember the annual bowling fundraiser Saturday, March 19, at Northwoods Lanes in Spooner.

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



Attend deer advisory council meeting and play a key role in deer management SPOONER - The Washburn County Deer Advisory Council will meet to discuss preliminary antlerless quota recommendations, permit levels and season structure options for the 2016 deer hunting season. The Monday, March 21, meeting will take place at 7 p.m., at the Spooner Agricultural Research Station. The public is encouraged to attend and provide written

or verbal feedback. The council will continue to work toward its population objective recommendation of increasing the local deer population in Washburn County. Population objectives set in 2014 continue to guide deer management decisions through the 2017 deer seasons. Antlerless harvest quotas, permit levels and season structure options will help

achieve population objectives and will help determine the number of antlerless deer carcass tags available in Washburn County during the 2016 deer hunting season. Antlerless harvest quotas are reviewed and set each year. After preliminary quota recommendations have been proposed, the public will have an opportunity to provide feedback during an online public comment period

in April or via the CDAC Chair Joe Weiss at 715-635-2209. Comments may also be submitted via email to For more information regarding CDACs and deer herd management in Wisconsin, search keyword CDAC or contact — from WCDAC

Chi walking and chi running workshop set SHELL LAKE – A chi walking and chi running workshop is set for Saturday, April 9, 9-11 a.m., in Shell Lake. This workshop is led by chi running senior instructor Cassie Kottke. She will ​guide with exercises and movement to give a clear sense of what the chi walking and chi running technique​is and what it​feels like. ​ This workshop will provide participants the keys to effortless, injury-free walking and running; the physics of running and walking without your legs; chi running versus power running; intro-

duction to the chi walking and running form; injury prevention techniques; personal checkin tricks and tools; upper body and lower body usage; core muscle drills and exercises; body loosen​ers and stretches;

innovative ​technique ​drills; how to relax and conserve energy at any speed; and handouts of all the material covered in the workshop This workshop​is open to adults of all ages and abilities. ​​The chi walking and chi running method of movement will teach students how to move from the center - the core - not ​relying on​legs​. Attendees will learn proper body alignment and movement techniques that will give a powerful sense of balance and stability, as well as relaxation and spaciousness in your body and mind. T ​ he workshop w ​ ill

not i​ nclude ​a lot of walking or running, so no matter what condition people are in, this workshop is suitable for all. The workshop time will be spent alternating between demonstration and participation that focuses on technique. ​The nature of the day will be relaxed, inspiring​and accommodating to all. Minimum 10 participants. Class cost is $35. Register by Saturday, March 26, by calling 715-4687815, ext. 1337, or register online at ​sl.cr3. search class No. 20169 or ​email jensenk@ — from SLCE

••• SIREN - The Frederic Vikings girls basketball team won the regional championship over Northwood on Saturday, Feb. 27. This was Frederic’s first championship in nearly 25 years and a first for coach Troy Wink, who is in his 16th season as Vikings head coach. “We did it finally. My first, and that makes it more special,” Wink said after the game. — from the InterCounty Leader ••• CUMBERLAND - Criminal charges have been filed against Joseph T. Long, 34, Cumberland, who, in an alleged effort to flee police, ran into and through two houses, exiting out the back doors,

before he was caught. At about 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, a Cumberland police officer responded to a report of a suspicious man who’d set a duffel bag in front of a vehicle at the gas pumps at the BP gas station. Upon arrival, the officer saw the described man walking in a backyard north of the BP parking lot. He yelled for the man to stop, the man turned around, looked at the officer and allegedly took off running. When the officer was gaining on the man, the man ran around the corner of a house, dropped the bag on the ground and ran into a house on Buck Street. The officer knocked on the door of the house and a woman opened it and told the officer the man’s name and that

he had run out the back door. The officer ran around the back of the house and saw Long going into the backyard and over a hill and then trying to climb a steel gate to get into another backyard of a house, the complaint stated. The officer caught up to him and threatened Long that if he didn’t get on the ground, he’d tase him. Long got on the ground and was handcuffed. The officer noted that Long seemed to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was very paranoid, stated the complaint. He allegedly said that vehicles were following him and people were watching him through the trees. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype

Cassie Kottke

AREA NEWS AT A GLANCE RICE LAKE - Brandon J. Hatfield, 39, owner of Attitude Alley in downtown Rice Lake, pleaded guilty to selling beer illegally and was fined $500. Hatfield was accused of buying beer from an unlicensed wholesaler instead of an authorized distributor, a violation of state alcohol wholesale laws. The offense was discovered during a compliance check at the bar by Rice Lake police and a state Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Unit agent. Hatfield admitted buying beer from Marketplace Foods and selling it at his bar. This was Hatfield’s second violation of buying beer from an unauthorized wholesaler, the criminal complaint stated. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype

4K registration day set SHELL LAKE - Shell Lake is hosting a 4K family registration on Friday, March 18, from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the primary school. Parents and guardians are encouraged to come at a time that is convenient for them. During the registration time, registration paperwork will be completed. Please bring the child’s birth certificate or immunization record. Along with meeting 4K staff, there will

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners Feb. 29 - $35 Mike Keefe, Shell Lake March 1 - $35 Barbara Glessing, Spooner March 2 - $35 Sandi Johnson, Shell Lake March 3 - $35 Gary Campbell, Spooner March 4 - $35 Ashley Gagner, Rice Lake

Shell Lake State Bank

Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio


Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station

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Low Precip. -1 -3 9 .2 snow -7 3.5 “ snow -24 -11

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be games and activities set up to get children excited about school. Community agencies will be available to provide additional information about their programs.

It’s also a great time to interact with other parents and children. If unable to attend, please contact the primary office at 715-468-7889 to have the

Register memories 1956 – 60 Years Ago

• The Sarona community, always one of the staunchest boosters of the fight against polio in the entire state, came through again. LaVerne West, treasurer of the Sarona Commercial Club, turned over a check for $315 to Washburn County Chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. Sarona schoolchildren raised $30 by collecting dimes. • Laker basketball players and cheerleaders were treated to breakfast by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Rydberg, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hubin, Mr. and Mrs. Art Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Peterson, and Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Swan. The previous week, Ole Flottum treated the basketball boys to malted milks. • Miss Pearl Fulton became the bride of Pete Junior Kline in a ceremony performed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner on March 3. The bride and groom would make their home in Oshkosh where he was employed at Sexton Can Company. • The South Dewey 4-H Club meeting was held. In the absence of the president, Dale Holman presided as chairman. Officers elected were Sherrill Hillman, president; Dale Holman, vice president; Karen Swan, secretary; Roger Rydberg, treasurer; and JoAnne Brown, reporter.

1966 – 50 Years Ago

• Linda Gingles celebrated her ninth birthday with a party at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earle Gingles. • Milton and Shirley Volkman, rural Shell Lake, had an auction to sell 34 head of good dairy cattle, dairy equipment and machinery. • Shell Lake was defeated by Luck in the first game of the subregionals. The Lakers were once again hurt by sickness. Gary Bartels paced the Lakers with 20 points.

forms mailed. Forms are also available on the district website, — from Shell Lake Schools

compiled by Suzanne Johnson • There was dancing on Saturday nights at Vogel’s Capitol Bar in Shell Lake.

1976 – 40 Years Ago

• Bud King returned home with Dan and Linda King after visiting Paul King and family for a couple of weeks at Longmont, Colo. Dan and Linda took Bud to Colorado and then went back to get him after his visit. • William Ailport, Lynn Linton, Mike Swan, Dale Stellrecht, Pete Viltz and Jim Pease were delegates to the Farmers Union Convention at Stevens Point. • The Shell Lake ambulance crew held a practice in removing victims from wrecked autos at the Washburn County garage. Clifford Dennis provided the cars. Some of the crew members taking training included Paul Naglosky, Ray Haremza, Ken Schultz, Rodney Olson, Jim Miller and Carolyn Graham. • Mae Bentley entertained the Good Luck Club.

1986 – 30 Years Ago

• Pamela Pfundheller, Shell Lake, employed at Indianhead Medical Center, was named Shell Lake School’s bookkeeper, replacing Eunice Bennett. • Charles DeLawyer resigned as junior varsity basketball coach for Shell Lake. • Twenty-nine fourth-grade students at Shell Lake Elementary School participated in the Jump Rope for Heart program. Steve Naglosky collected the most pledges, 85, totaling $584. Youngsters getting more than $500 in pledges were awarded a bicycle. • Ann Horwitz, Mequon, daughter of Jean Hoar, Shell Lake, was named an honorary curator in the history section of the Milwaukee Public Museum.

1996 – 20 Years Ago

• Paul Cernohouse became the new

transportation supervisor for Shell Lake Schools. • Danny and Susie Sutton and Florence Besse enjoyed a busy week in Las Vegas. • Jeff Patterson, Shell Lake Masonic Lodge 221, presented a check for $698 to Joan Quenan, coordinator for the Indianhead Community Health Care Inc. Lifeline Program. Lifeline, an emergency response system, had calls received by Terraceview Living Center, which then dispatched help through a first responder of the Washburn County Sheriff’s Department. • Jeff Naglosky, 103 pounds, and Caleb Melton, 140 pounds, were Shell Lake’s representatives on the wrestling allconference team. Jessica Dahlstrom was named to the West Lakeland second team in basketball while Becky Schultz and Trisha Williams were named honorable mention. Trevor Krantz and Scott Witte were named to the West Lakeland second team in basketball.

2006 – 10 Years Ago

• Charles Lutz, Roger Anderson and Ray Haremza all received plaques for continuous membership with the Shell Lake American Legion • Members of the Shell Lake State Bank bowling team were Betty Kent, Naomi Beardsley, Jean Calcagno and Verjean Schullo. They had a total of 189 years of bowling experience between them. • Shell Lake businesspeople Lavern and Lois Modrow, preparing for retirement, sold Beaver Manufacturing, a wholesale and retail furniture company they had owned for the past 15 years. • Shell Lake fifth-grader Sam Livingston took the challenge of playing the younger Charlie in the production of “Flowers for Algernon.” Cailen Rock played the older Charlie.


Washburn Christian Outreach celebrates first anniversary Bill Holden | Special to the Register WASHBURN COUNTY - Washburn Christian Outreach recently celebrated its first anniversary. This organization, established and run by Washburn County churches, was established to provide, in the most effective and efficient manner, products and funding to help less fortunate individuals and families deal with moments of emergency crisis in their lives. The purpose of the WCO is to provide a single point of contact and coordinate emergency aid throughout Washburn County. WCO uses a centralized pool of funds provided by member churches and coordinates relief connections between the churches and those supporting entities, Salvation Army and Ruby’s Pantry,

along with the civic, county, state and federal resources available via partnerships. WCO ended the calendar year with 10 member churches, having served and closed 166 cases, both individuals and families, throughout the whole of Washburn County. With combined resources from WCO, Ruby’s Pantry and Salvation Army funding, the organization provided relief of nearly $18,000 in solutions for crisis situations in Washburn County. The organization is 501c(3) certified, has a board of directors overseen by participating representatives from the current 10 member churches and other partner agencies. The board provides the executive director, with direction and funding. Staff includes a treasurer and a team of caseworkers. The operations are staffed

resources more effectively and efficiently over a broader spectrum of population. WCO is financially teamed up with the Washburn County Salvation Army and Ruby’s Pantry. They administer their funds on their behalf in conjunction with their own, allowing all parties to operate more efficiently and minimize administrative costs. Washburn Christian Outreach’s funding member churches are Trinity Lutheran, St Alban’s, United Methodist and St. Francis de Sales from Spooner; The River, Minong; Namekagon Congregational, Earl; and Salem Lutheran, Lake Park Alliance, Full Gospel and United Methodist from Shell Lake.

and operated entirely by volunteers. The process is remarkably simple and straightforward. When approached by someone in need of help, a church or other organization provides a tear-off slip of paper, with WCO’s phone number on it. The number is a voice mailbox that is accessed several times daily by the caseworker on duty to recover messages and begin the process of meeting with the client, understanding the need, and developing a solution via documented processes. Everything is strictly confidential, but complete records are maintained and members can tell at a moment’s notice whether and how they have helped a person in the past. This eliminates duplication and allows them to use their

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Wednesday, March 9 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. Thursday, March 10 • Shell Lake PTA Bingo for Beanies fundraiser at the 3-12 commons area. Dinner from 5-6 p.m. Bingo from 6-7 p.m. • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. • Open Mic at The Dock Coffee, second Thursday of every month, 218 Elm St., Spooner.  Sign up 6 p.m., performances 6:30-9 p.m.  Call Carol McDowall with questions 715-416-0489. Friday, March 11 • Partners of Spooner Health System bake sale, 7:30 a.m. until gone, hospital lobby, 819 Ash St., Spooner. Proceeds to benefit various Partners projects. Saturday, March 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. • Lakeland Family Resource Center’s third-annual Chilly Challenge winter plunge, chili cook-off and silent auction. Registration  noon to 2 p.m., jumping


begins at 2 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. For more information, call 715635-4669 or see website • Art of Film series, “Departures,” 7 p.m., Shell Lake Arts Center. • Indoor ice-fishing contest, 2-4 p.m., VFW Post 10568, Springbrook. Proceeds go toward local food pantry and other charities. For more information, call 715766-2128 Sunday-Wednesday, March 13-16 • Simulcast event, “Tragedy Into Triumph,”  6 p.m., Spooner Church of the Nazarene, N4584 Hwy. 253, Spooner. Call  715-635-3496  for more information or to RSVP for child care.  Sunday night topic is addiction; Monday, loss; Tuesday, adversity; Wednesday, abortion. Sunday, March 13 • Daylight saving time begins. • Meat raffle by the bag full, starting at 3 p.m., VFW Post 10568, Springbrook. Proceeds go toward local food pantry and other charities. For more information, call 715-766-2128 Monday, March 14 • Dining at 5, Shell Lake Friendship Commons. Call 715-468-4750, 24 hours in advance. Tuesday, March 15 • Spooner High School production of “Hello Dolly!” 7 p.m., in the high school auditorium.


• Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group, Riverstreet Family Restaurant, 519 N. River, Spooner. Any relative providing care as a parent is welcome to stop in anytime between 8-9:30 a.m.  for complimentary coffee, breakfast and conversation. Wednesday, March 16 •  Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 4 p.m., at the library. The public is welcome. Thursday & Friday, March 17 & 18 • Spooner High School production of “Hello Dolly!” 7 p.m., in the high school auditorium. Friday-Sunday, March 18-20 • Shell Lake High School performance of “Dogsbreath Devereaux, the Dastardly Doctor or … Nurses! Foiled Again!” at the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre in Shell Lake. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. You must reserve your tickets in advance to assure seating at 715468-7816. Payments will be made at the door. Thursday, March 17 • Northwood Raptors program featuring a live bird of prey will be held at the Spooner Memorial Library at 6 p.m. • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting available. Friday, March 18 • Dining at 5, Birchwood Senior Citizen Center. Call 715-354-3001, 24 hours in advance.


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Saturday, March 19 • Indianhead Writers meeting, 1 p.m., at the Northwind Book and Fiber bookstore in Spooner. Anyone interested in writing is welcome to attend. For more information, call Mary Olsen at 715-4682604. • Wisconsin-based films, “OldFashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club” and “Tale of the Spotted Cow,” part of the Art of Film series, 7 p.m., Shell Lake Arts Center. • Spooner High School production of “Hello Dolly!” 1 and 7 p.m., in the high school auditorium. • Washburn County Area Humane Society Pins for Pets bowling fundraiser, Northwoods Lanes, Spooner. Shifts are noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Preregister by calling 715-939-1203. • Easter party, hosted by Barronett Civic Club members, at the Barronett Community Center on from 2-4 p.m. There will be games, crafts, food and all kinds of fun for the kids. Easter egg hunt will begin at 3:30 p.m. All children age 10 years old and younger are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge for attending the party but, of course, all donations are welcome. • Red Cedar Symphony’s spring concert,  7 p.m.  in Augustana Lutheran Church’s great hall in Cumberland.

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Pins for Pets fundraiser right around the corner SPOONER - The organizers of the Washburn County Area Humane Society’s 11th-annual Pins for Pets 9-pin tap bowling fundraiser are reminding bowlers and spectators that this event is just around the corner. The Northwoods Lanes in Spooner is the place, Saturday, March 19. Bowling times are noon and 3 p.m., or 6 p.m. for cosmic bowling. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Each dollar of profit will be used to maintain and operate the local animal shelter. A new twist on the donationsheet competition this year will be that any bowler who brings in $100 or more gets to bowl free. Donation forms may be picked up at the bowling alley, WCAHS shelter, or online at The shelter staff and the volunteers lovingly work to make this temporary home for so many animals — an average of 550 per year — as clean and comfortable as possible. But doing this isn’t easy without fundraisers and support from giving

and caring individuals who thankfully continue to support the effort. It would be a great for this Pins for Pets bowling event to have all three shifts of bowling filled, have many participants in the donation competition, and collect a nice supply of items from the shelter wish/ needs list. Because fundraising is always ongoing, two upcoming WCAHS events will be the Par for Pets golf fun-for-all tournament, scheduled for the first part of June at the Spooner Golf Course, and the Sale for Tails thrift sale to be held at the Washburn County Fairgrounds at the end of July. Keep track of all the WCAHS shelter happenings as well as available/adoptable animals at the website or feel free to stop in at the shelter, located at 1400 Cottonwood Ave., which is on the south end of Spooner near the Washburn County Fairgrounds. The shelter is open to the public daily from noon to 5 p.m. except on Wednesday and Sunday. — from WCAHS

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Intermezzo club auditions for scholarships set SPOONER - The Spooner area Intermezzo Music Club invites Shell Lake and Spooner musicians in seventh through 11th grades to audition for vocal or instrumental music awards. Each year, the music club looks forward to providing an opportunity for music students in the community to participate in this program. The award auditions will be held on Sunday, April 10, at St. Frances de Sales Church in Spooner. The junior division auditions, for grades seven and eight, will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and the senior division auditions, for grades 9, 10 and 11, will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Due to the generous community dona-

tions received this year the club is able to announce the availability of scholarships to the Shell Lake Arts Center. Application forms are available from Shell Lake and Spooner school music teachers, private music teachers and from club member Faith Tasker, 715-416-1474. Applications are due by Saturday, April 2. These awards are given to encourage students in their study of music. Proceeds from the Intermezzo annual Advent concert and community donations are used to fund these awards. The community is welcome to attend the auditions. — from SAIMC

Discover UWBC open house set RICE LAKE - A Discover UWBC open house event will be held at UW-Barron County in Rice Lake for high school juniors, seniors and their parents on Tuesday, March 15. According to Kevin Falkenberg, program coordinator, “If you are just starting to explore college options or have already applied for admission, this is your chance to learn about UWBC.” Tours of the Glenwood Commons student residence will be given from 5-5:45 p.m., a campus tour will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 6:30 p.m.

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Raptors coming to Spooner Library SPOONER - “Northwood Raptors,” a program featuring a live bird of prey, will be held at the Spooner Memorial Library on Thursday, March 17, at 6 p.m. The program, which is free to the public, is being offered by the Cable Natural History Museum as part of the museum’s raptor project and is made possible by a grant from

the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board. The evening program will be presented by Jayme Morey, living collections assistant for the Cable Natural History Museum, which first began exhibiting a live raptor in the fall of 2011. The first bird, a female red-tailed hawk, was instrumental

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he church that Milt and I are attending was in the process of doing a church directory with photos of attendees along with their contact information. I like church directories. A directory helps to put names and faces together, along with showing family connections. It had been quite a while since Milt and I had our photo taken professionally. Although the session wasn’t supposed to take too long, I think Milt and I chatted too much with the photographer, thus making our photo session longer than perhaps it did for others. Our photographer, Jimmy, shared with us how he got interested in photography. When he was 12 years old his dad gave him a camera. In May 1965, Fridley, Minn., was struck hard by a tornado. Since the media was covering this big event, on the encouragement of his father, Jimmy was taking photos of the tornado damage that occurred when tornadoes touched down in his southern Minnesota neighbor-

A photo session Beyond the office door Suzanne Johnson hood. Jimmy’s dad took the photos to a Twin Cities newspaper where they were published. Jimmy went to college to be an art teacher but found his vocation to be taking portraits. As a hobby, he combines his photography with painting and sells his craft at art fairs. While talking with Jimmy, he shared that he is getting excited about retiring. His dream is to travel the United States in a motor home, visiting all 50 states

with his wife beside him. I told him that I thought that would be fun. And then said, “It will be interesting to see how you are going to get the motor home to Hawaii.” Jimmy had an answer. “I plan to take a photo of myself beside the motor home and carry it right here,” he explained, as he patted his front shirt pocket. Jimmy also expressed interest in taking photos of barns. We told him about the round barn that we have visited located near where we live. The sad part about barns is that more and more are disappearing from the landscape due to not being used and the age of the structure. Replacement barns are a pole-type or freestall metal structure rather than the classic wooden barn. After Jimmy took our photo, I asked if there was a way for me to use the photo for a weekly column that I write. Jimmy sold me the rights to use the photo that I have introduced in this week’s column.

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ust as when I was growing up, today’s young people have rules set by their parents. I can laugh at some of the really little things I and my sister considered very important. We had peer pressure. We had the influence of Hollywood and the demands of our thriving society. We wanted to be like our friends, but individuals, as well. My sister Carol and I had to go by the rules, and we always wanted to bend them. The problems and arguments with our mother and dad began to be more frequent when we began earning our own money. We could baby-sit or earn money doing things for neighbors. We got 50 cents an hour. For an evening we could bring home a couple of dollars. I had a regular job every day after school doing housework and serving the evening meal for a lady who had roomers in her home. I was bringing home about $5 a week. I would put the money I earned on our bedroom shelf between the pages of a book. Sometimes the book would almost be overflowing with dollar bills. Our parents didn’t allow us to have “suggestive” clothes. Mother made beautiful clothes for us. My sister and I were not allowed to wear makeup. For a costume, of course, but not actually wear it. New things were forcing dramatic changes. Something called the five-and-dime store arrived. They say a store in Pennsylvania had started selling small items and the idea had caught on and they were springing up everywhere. For me it was amazing. Usually, our downtown had a dry goods store where people bought clothing. There was a drugstore where you purchased some things. It had a soda fountain, too. You could sit on a stool at the counter and buy an ice-cream sundae or another treat. Our own money was not enough for us to buy clothes. We could buy low-priced things at this

Old wife’s tales Mary B. Olsen amazing store. The new dime store was filled with counters of small items we could gaze at and choose without a clerk hanging close like in the dry goods store. They had some clothing and some cosmetics and colognes, like the dry goods store and the drugstore. If someone had asked me what was my favorite thing to do, I would reply immediately, let’s go to the dime store. For the first time an entire area of the store, like sparkling diamonds, was makeup, attractively packaged, that anyone could buy. There were lipsticks and powder, compacts with mirrors, little purses to hold your makeup, nail-care items and many kinds of lotions and even perfume. While Carol and I were looking over the cosmetics we did not know of the rule in our house about girls not wearing makeup. There were many shades to choose from, and it was a lot of fun picking out our favorites. We came home from our shopping trip giddy over our choices and gaily tried several we had bought. We had nail polish and even some black eye makeup. We tried out some of our treasures before the bathroom

mirror. We envisioned ourselves as elegant as movie stars. Not many of the girls at school used lipstick, but there were some who would. They were considered bad influences on the rest of the girls, so we had to avoid them. We didn’t put on the makeup when we got ready to go to school. When we were not baby-sitting, we would go together to the library or to the movie theater. Stores closed at 5 p.m. Sometimes Carol and I liked to go to a place down the street from our home near the high school called the Campus Inn. We could sit in a booth and order Cokes. Some of our friends would be there, and we could play the jukebox and enjoy being with them. There might be boys there, and they would have their own booths but they might talk to us. When we tried out the makeup, nobody seemed to notice. It made us feel good, and we liked it. The girls thought they would try it, too. We felt the excitement of our new discovery. Like we were pioneers. Our mother never noticed the change in us, but our father did. I will never forget his reaction. He gave Carol and me a lecture about painted ladies. There were two kinds of ladies. Those who wore paint on their faces were the worst kind and they were not respected. Actresses and ladies of the night wore paint on their faces. Did we girls want to disgrace our family with red lips? How did we look? He said, “You look like the south end of a horse going north.” We continued to wear makeup. Mother wore makeup. In later years, we dyed our hair red to look like Rita Hayworth. When our younger sister started to wear makeup she told us our dad had told her she looked like a mule going north.

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and plenty of gardening information. Topics include: • Hydrangeas for the North by Lonnee. • Renovating a Home Landscape: An Approach to Solving Problems and Building a Dream Landscape in a Limited Space by Julie Weisenhorn. She will take the audience through the renovation of her own garden. Weisernhorn is a University of Minnesota-Extension horticultural educator. • New Plants for Northern Gardens by Lonnee. • Sharing Wisdom Gained through Experience by Dean Faulhaber of Wood

River Garden Store, Grantsburg. He will answer some of the questions he receives frequently at the garden store. The seminar will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with registration and vendor sales beginning at 8:45 a.m. New Ventures is hosted by the Spooner Garden Club, North Country Master Gardeners Volunteers and Northwood Community Education. Preregistration is required. All sessions, lunch and snacks are included. More details about the event and how to preregister are at under the General tab or by calling the school, 715-

466-2297. As is the tradition at the seminar, 4”x6” or 8”x10” photos of plants, area gardens and visited gardens are welcome and will be displayed during the event. Attendees are invited to send photos with their registration, not emailed in, along with the photographer’s name and a description of the photo. The snapshots can be retrieved after the seminar if desired. Vendors with any kind of garden-related products or exhibiters with related information are invited, too. People love to shop at the seminar, the event’s organizers said. — from NVGS

Art of film series concludes this month SHELL LAKE - The Shell Lake Arts Center’s final two dates of this season’s “The Art of Film” Series will be on Saturday, March 12, and Saturday, March 19.  University of Wisconsin - Barron County senior lecturer Lee Friederich will bring her expertise in Japanese literature and culture to the guests for the night of March 12.  March 19 will bring something different to the series with a screening of two documentaries, “Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club” and “Tale of the Spotted Cow,” highlighting Wisconsin-based businesses by Wisconsin-native filmmakers. Created by Chicago resident and Wisconsin native, Holly L. De Ruyter, “Old Fashioned” premiered in April 2015 to sold-out crowds at the Wisconsin Film Festival in Madison. It has gone on to screen at various film festivals around the Upper Midwest to more sold-out crowds and rave reviews.  De Ruyter attended Columbia College Chicago and that move opened her eyes to the many unique Wisconsin traditions that she had taken for granted growing up. She decided to create a documentary on supper clubs in order to explore Wisconsin culture and to better understand why supper clubs are such an institution there. She spent six years crisscrossing the state interviewing experts on Wisconsin history, food and culture along with supper club owners and their

patrons. The documentary explores Wisconsin mainstays such as the Friday fish fry, the brandy old fashioned and many other historical and cultural traditions. For more information please visit Wisconsin native filmmaker Bill Roach will bring “Tale of the Spotted Cow,” the story of the founders and owners of New Glarus Brewing, Deb and Dan Carey, and their journey from struggling parents just scraping by, to being the owners of a multimillion-dollar business. Their ragsto-riches tale is inspirational.  “This is the American dream. There is nowhere else in the world this can happen,” Deb says in

Two documentary films made by Wisconsites, about Wisconsin businesses, are featured in the final, March 19, Art of Film show at the art center. – Photos submitted one of the film’s trailers. The film showcases the history of New Glarus Brewing Company, with footage from inside the brewery and interviews with the Careys. For more information, visit Films are projected on a 9’x16’ screen in the center’s cafeteria/conference room and there is plenty of seating. Audience members are also welcome to bring their own comfortable, folding chairs if they

prefer. Popcorn, snacks and beverages will be available. The arts center is located at 802 First St. in Shell Lake, two blocks off Hwy. 63. The south doors that face First Street are the entry doors for the film series. Admission is by freewill donation with a suggested donation of $7 a person. This year’s film series is sponsored in part by a grant from Xcel Energy Foundation.  — from SLAC

Red Carpet Orientation for veterans to be held HAYWARD/RICE LAKE - Red Carpet Orientation is a monthly class that offers information to veterans regarding contact numbers and people who can help them navigate veterans administration benefits, getting care through the VA or outside the VA; disability/compensation and pen-

sion; pharmacy; Veterans Choice; co-managed care if there is a provider outside the VA; billing; service connection; female services; ID cards; and veterans service officers. These are just a few of the topics covered. Questions are always welcome. If you are going to the VA or even if you

Unread Words team competes in Wisconsin Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a statewide competition designed to promote a love of reading among students. It encourages students to read a variety of books and to remember information about the plots, characters and settings of the stories. Representing the Shell Lake Elementary School team this year was Unread Words, whose members include Cody Cox, Dalton Schroeder, Jaydon Heller and Katie Green. They competed against 231 other elementary school teams throughout the state. Although they did not place in the top three positions, these students represented Shell Lake very well. — Photo submitted

are not and would like some information, the first Red Carpet Orientation is set for Thursday, March 17, 9 a.m., at the Hayward VA Clinic. An orientation will also be held Friday, March 18, 2 p.m., at the Rice Lake VA Clinic. Classes will follow

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Shell Lake Schools hold festival concert

Frances Kevan and Julia Lyga playing their flutes during the Shell Lake Middle In the area of the choir where soprano and bass mix to form an interesting sound, shown are (L to R): Ellie School’s portion of the band and choir concert. Nelson, Marty Anderson, Ali DeLadi, Dominic Hopke and Sheri Clark.

With the audience behind him, Shell Lake band director Ben Kunselman directs the band at the festival concert held Monday, Feb. 29, at the Shell Lake 3-12 gym.

Photos by Larry Samson

Cool and suave, Daniel Parish introduces the next song for the choir, “Sure on This Shining Night.”

The Osborn family has been making music for three generations. John Osborn, left, missed his chance to sing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” when his Army commander refused to give him leave to perform on the weekly TV show. Carly and Lauren Osborn are singers in the Shell Lake school choir. Their father, Paul, is the high school choir director.

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St. Francis students perform “Shrek the Musical Jr.”

The Duloc Performers do a musical dance. Shown (L to R): Roman Paffel, Cale Cleveland, Reise Brierton and Sydney Greenfield.

Anna Silvis is the evil dragon who protects the Princess Fiona in the tower in the St. Francis de Sales Catholic School’s production of “Shrek the Musical Jr.”

Britney Wiemeri and Grace Frederickson are the storytellers for the St. Francis musical held Thursday, March 3, through Saturday, March 5.

In the end, Shrek proposes to Princess Fiona and they live happily ever after. Jack Buchman plays the title role of Shrek and Maycee Wilkie plays the lead role of Princess Fiona. Tiffany Bartle and Jeffrey Rongner are in the background.

Photos by Larry Samson

LEFT: Playing the captured knights that tried to free Princess Fiona are Andrew Nauertz, Cale Cleveland, Austin Stoner and Roman Paffel.

RIGHT: Noah Olson steals the show as sidekick to Shrek. As the Donkey, he and Shrek, played by Jack Buckman, are off on an adventure to find and free Princess Fiona who is being held in a tower.


Pinewood Derby held in Shell Lake

Winning in the Wolves level were Archer Schultz, first place; Spencer Palmer, secWinning in the Tiger level were Brennan Schafer, first place; Owen Williamson, second place; and Jamison ond place; and George Cusick, third place. The first three finishers in each class will advance to the district level that will be held at Camp Phillips in Haugen on Saturday, Buckridge, third place. The Tigers are the first group in Cub Scouts. March 12.

Winning in the Bears level of the Pinewood Derby were Colton Marker, first place; Will Mehsikomer, second place; and Briar Naglosky, third place.

Earning Best of Show with his Batmobile was George Cusick. Mason Iorns earned the Safest Racer Award and Jack Cusick earned the Mr. Speed Award.

Placing in the Webelos level were Jack Cusick, first place; Trenton Palmer, second place; and Leyton Emerson, third place.

Briar Naglosky carefully watches as his Pinewood Derby race car is weighed in before the Shell Lake Pack 51 Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby held Saturday, March 5, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shell Lake. The car had to weigh less than 5 ounces but the car builder wanted to make sure it was just under, as more weight means more speed.

Photos by Larry Samson

As in every Cub Scout meeting, the colors are posted and everyone recites the Pledge of Allegiance. Cub Scouting teaches young boys about the responsibilities of citizenship and helps develop character.


Pinewood Derby in Spooner

The winners in the Wolves level of the Pinewood Derby were Jaxson Kreger, first place; Colton Melton, second place; and Daniel Rongner, third place.

The winners in the Tiger level were Max Morales, first place; Aaron Leckel, second place; and Nolan Thwaits, third place. The first three finishers in each class will advance to the district level held at Camp Phillips in Haugen on Saturday, March 12.

The winners in the Webelos 1 level were Josh Jewert, first place; Zach Glessing, second place; and Brady Welsch, third place.

The winners in the Webelos 2 level were Cody Busch, first place; Jay Luedtke, second place; and Keagan Weinstock, third place.

The winners in the Bears level were Jaiden Glessing, first place; and Christopher Boise, second place.

The Outlaw class was set up so that the fathers could build a car and race. It became popular with the siblings. The top three places in the Outlaw class went to Cora Saunders, Trevor Welsch and Chase Welsch.

Photos by Larry Samson LEFT: Keagan Weinstock salutes the American flag that he posted in the opening ceremony for Pack 62 Spooner Cub Scouts.

RIGHT: The children watched the Pinewood Derby racers as they came down the track at the Spooner Pack 62 Cub Scout Pinewood Derby held Saturday, March 5, at the Spooner Elementary School. Shown (L to R): Theo Kohl, Gabe Oja, Aden Saunders, Brady Welsch, Corbin Johnson and Cora Saunders.




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Basketball comes to an end for Shell Lake boys

Larry Samson | Staff writer SOLON SPRINGS - The Shell Lake boys basketball season came to an end with a 70-38 loss to a strong Solon Springs team. The two teams played Tuesday, March 1, in Solon Springs. The outcome of the game was never really in doubt as the Eagles were the No. 2 seed while the Lakers were the No. 15 seed team. The Eagles took an early lead and led 46-17 in the first half. The Lakers played a better game in the second half, scoring 22 points to Solon Springs 24 points. Luke Pokorny was one of the top scorers for Shell Lake with 15 points followed by Sean Heckel with nine and Drew Johnson with eight points. This was the last game for three seniors, Drew Johnson, Zach Melton and Nathaniel Wingler. They will be missed as they led the team through a lean year. They will have the satisfaction of knowing that they have kept the program together. Solon Springs lost to Luck, 75-48, in the final game of the regionals held on Saturday, March 5. Luck will be representing the region in the Spooner Sectionals as they go up against Washburn in the first round held Thursday, March 10, in Superior. The winner of that game will play either McDonnell Central or Rib Lake on Saturday, March 12, in Spooner.

Drew Johnson goes in to the basket on this shot. He played in his last basketball game as a Laker. With only one win in the last four years, it would have been easy for Johnson not to play but he and his teammates showed character and kept playing to keep the program together until better times.

Sean Heckel drives the basket against a strong Solon Springs team in the first round of the regionals. Shell Lake played a good game but lost 70-39 in a game played in Solon Springs on Tuesday, March 1.

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Organizational meeting set for women’s golf league

SARONA - The Butternut Hills Women’s Golf League will be holding their 2016 organizational meeting and spring luncheon on Thursday, May 5, at the Butternut Hills Golf Course. Cocktails are at 11 a.m. with lunch served at noon. The meeting will follow. Weather permitting, some may wish to golf that day. New players are welcome in both the nine-hole and 18-hole divisions.  League play is on Thursdays starting at noon and runs from May 12 through Sept. 15. For more information, please call Holly Herland at 715-3543366 or Debbie Harrold at 715-635-9141 by Thursday, April 14. — from Butternut Hills Women’s Golf League Luke Pokorny drove the baseline and gently put the ball up from under the basket. He had 15 points for the game and 264 points for the season, making 40 percent of his shots.

Middle school wrestlers take to the mat SHELL LAKE - Now that the basketball and hockey seasons are winding down, the Shell Lake Middle School wrestling program is getting under way. “This year’s fifth- through eighth-grade wrestling team is small but has a very good group of athletes that will do very well this year and into the future,” commented one of the team’s coaches. There is a mixed group of experienced wrestlers that include sixth-graders Kale Hopke and Cade Hanson; seventh-graders Tyler Schunck and Cody Swan; and eighth-grader Taren Farley. They have won several matches as a group. Hopke is undefeated, and Hanson and Farley are also winning matches and looking good. New wrestlers are fifth-graders Parker Lytle and Cody Cox, along with seventh-grader William Fischer. Also on the team are eighth-graders John Kidder and Aiden Ferguson.

Evan Hungerbuhler with a basket. He was held to four points in the game with Solon Springs. He had 137 points for the season, averaging 6-1/2 points per game. He had 122 rebounds and 18 blocked shots.

The team traveled to Hayward on Tuesday, March 1, to compete against Hayward, Cameron and Rice Lake. On Thursday, March 3, the team matched up against Cumberland, Cameron, Northwood and Turtle Lake in Cumberland before hosting Ashland, Bayfield, Bloomer, Cumberland, Rice Lake and Turtle Lake on Monday, March 7. The team will travel to Barron on Thursday, March 10, to wrestle against Barron, Bruce, Northwestern and Phillips. Shell Lake will host Barron, Cumberland, Flambeau, Hayward Northwestern and Prairie Farm on Tuesday, March 15, at 5 p.m. “This is a fun and exciting group of athletes to work with and it is becoming an enjoyable season for all. Come and support the team, please,” stated a middle school wrestling coach. — with information from Shell Lake Schools

Online registration available for spring ball SHELL LAKE - Online registration is open for all Shell Lake youth spring ball teams until 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 29. Go to Participants and parents are required to attend a spring meeting on Thursday, March 31, 6 p.m., at the Shell Lake High School. For additional information, contact Keri Jensen, community ed, 715-468-7815, ext. 1337, or With coaching or team questions, please contact Jim Campbell at 715468-7816, ext. 1154, or — from Shell Lake Schools

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Middle school wrestling

Thursday, March 10: At Barron High School against Bruce, Northwestern, Phillips, 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 15: Versus Barron, Cumberland, Hayward, Northwestern, Prairie Farm, 5 p.m. Thursday, March 17: At Cameron High School against Barron, Bayfield, Cameron, 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 22: At Barron High School against Barron, Bayfield, Bruce, Cameron, Hayward, Ashland, 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 29: At Cameron High School against Cornell/Gilman/Lake Holcombe, 5 p.m. Friday, April 1: Conference tournament at Spooner, 5 p.m.



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Hayward Hurricanes win state hockey championship

The Hayward Hurricane Co-op are now the 2016 Wisconsin state hockey champions after their 4-1 defeat over the University of Milwaukee Co-op in the final hockey game held Saturday, March 5, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To get to the final game the Hurricanes defeated Beloit Memorial Co-op 6-1 on Friday, March 4. The Hayward Co-op is made up students from Ashland, Northwestern, Rice Lake, Shell Lake and Spooner high schools. — Photo submitted

Read Across America reading event held at Shell Lake Schools LEFT: Teacher Jennifer Marker introduces the children to the new frog puppet that they first saw in Bob Kinderman’s book, “Beans and Lolo’s Big Bike Ride.” The puppet will travel from room to room during the course of the program.

RIGHT: Shell Lake teacher Jennifer Marker and elementary Principal Laura Stunkel introduce a new reading incentive program for the primary school students. The students will earn points for the books that they read. Those points will apply to the miles they use to bus across America.

Mrs. LaFave’s kindergarten class dressed up as Thing 1 and Thing 2 for Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Shown back row (L to R): Audriana Bodislaw, Hailey Foust, Riley Lawrence, Lily Anderson, Aaliyah Curtis, Logan Smith, Gavyn Hodgett and Jacob Malmin. Front: Will Weideman, Chase Kidder, Xaiden Petty and Parker Foote.

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Remember, it’s clock-changing time on the weekend, so spring ahead. Friday it started snowing at noon. We got a couple of inches. It was 53 degrees on Sunday so that took care of the new snow. Sap is flowing so folks are starting to gather it. I see a week or more ago that there were bags out already just north of Walmart in Rice Lake. The spring equinox is also only another week away so I guess it’s an early spring. Robins should be here anytime soon. Howard and Jean Furchtenicht and son David drove St. Peter, Minn., to attend the wedding of their granddaughter, Sarah Hanson, daughter of Jill and Mike. Sarah married John Remington. They report that it was a beautiful wedding. Others attending were Julie and Bryon Westlund, Spooner; Kim and Darrel Crosby, Elkhorn, and their daughter, Ericka, and Brian Granzin, Shell Lake. Congratulations newlyweds. John Ross, Appleton, visited folks Alan and Charlotte

Ross recently. So nice to have the kids come and get some projects done. There were 15 in attendance at the once-a-month group at the Roost on Tuesday. Attending were Gene and Carlotta Romsos, Chuck and Lois Jackson, Sam and Libbie DeTrent, Doug and Sandi Rudolph, Pat Chartier, Mary Thostenson, Dan and Linda Rogstad, Bill and Sharon Ehrlickmann and Dale Mindea. They all enjoyed the great food and the lively conversation. Visiting at Willie and Vicki Lombard’s were her twin nephews, Matt and John Miller, River Falls. They went fishing on Little Keg on Sunday. It was a nice day to be out but the fish didn’t bite. Others joining them were Harold and Karen Stephen, Dave and Kelly Stoner, and Julie Hoeft. Lance and Ericka Parker and Lainey and Chane Hutton joined her folks, Greg and Sue Krantz, for breakfast Sunday at Thru the Woods Café in Shell Lake. Marilyn and Renee Zimmerman helped prepare and

WITC classes to be held at Shell Lake High School SHELL LAKE - The following WITC classes are scheduled to be held at the Shell Lake High School. Register with WITC at 800-243-9482, ext. 5045, or witc/edu/ search.

Wild Mushrooms 101 Tuesday, March 22, 5-9 p.m. This is a rare opportunity to learn from a 30-year veteran of wild mushroom foraging. This is a classroom session covering the three rules plus one and the safe six: Morels, shaggy manes, hen of the woods, chicken mushrooms, oyster mushrooms and puffballs. Topics include tree identification, ethics, safety, storage and preparation. Poisonous mushrooms will also be discussed. Your instructor is a certified expert by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and owns Tavis’s Mushrooms. Class No. 26784. Cost is $17.34 or $4.50 senior fee.

Mushrooms 3: The Genus Russula Monday, April 25, 6-9 p.m. The Genus Russula is a new class and includes some very beautiful and interesting species of forest mushrooms, and many are very hard to distinguish. Because russulas are typically fairly large, and because they are often brightly colored, amatuer mushroomers are frequently interested in identifying them. Learn about the edible and toxic species and also look at closely related and similar looking mushrooms. Relationships with trees and other plants and fungi will also be discussed. As a follow-up to the Wild Mushrooms 101 or 201 classes, attendees can start narrowing their identification searches down as they become familiar with this common group of mushrooms. Class No. 26787. The cost is $17.34 or $4.50 senior fee. — from Shell Lake Community Ed

wait tables at their church, the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, in Haugen on Sunday. They report a good turnout for the annual dinner. Casey Furchtenicht and friend Crystal came from Northland College, Ashland, for spring break. They both drove as she was going to her home in Beaver Dam on Wednesday for the rest of the week. They came here to visit and Casey made pancakes for breakfast on Sunday morning. Happy birthday wishes this week to Joanne Olson, Yvonne Furchtenicht Jeziorski, Tonya Milton, Clarice Linton, Peter Lechnir and Paige Sundeen on March 10; Marie King, Brandon Stubbe and Gary Weuthich on March 11; Kenny Konop and Emily Milton on March 12; Elaine Thomas on March 13; Roger Furchtenicht, Becky Thompson, Bradley Semm, Carolyn Palvas, Nick Studt Kennedy Glaze, Vivian Poquette, Jaci Reynolds, Michael Reynolds, Tyler Foot, and grandson Duane Swanson as he turns 40 on March 14; Dennis Bolland, Rick Johnston, Spencer Joki and Gayle Furchtenicht Benedict on March 15; Gina Noterman, Mike Durand, Andy Frey, Jennie Wood, Bryon Baker, and Erin West’s son, Levi Swenson, on March 16. Have a great one. Anniversary wishes to Carl and Sharon Krantz on March 13.

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Roger Eugene Anderson Roger Eugene Anderson, 83, New Hope, Minn., died peacefully Feb. 21, 2016, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, Minn. Roger was born May 2, 1932, to Ella and Elmer Anderson in the Town of Madge. He graduated from Shell Lake High School in 1950. He was drafted into the Army in 1953 and served his country as

a supply sergeant. After the Army, he worked at American Motor Company in Kenosha, McGeary Brothers in St. Cloud, Minn., but retired from Honeywell after 43 years. He married Jackie Anderson on Oct. 23, 1975, and was married to her 39 years before her passing in 2014. He is survived by daughter, Kelly (Will) Hutto; grandson, Joshua (Sarah) Wheeler;

stepgrandchildren, Eryn and Jimmy Hutto; brother, Elmer (Donna) Anderson, Shell Lake; brother-in-law, Michael (Kathy) Morrison; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jackie; brothers, Gilbert and Warren; and sister, Helen. Roger loved his family, the great out-

doors and the Packers. He touched many lives and will be missed by many. A service was held Feb. 26. Interment was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. A special memorial will be scheduled for May in Shell Lake. The Glen Haven Chapel, Crystal, Minn., was entrusted with arrangements.

Marie Lundervold Marie Lundervold, 96, Cumberland, died March 4, 2016, at the Cumberland Extended Care Unit. She was born April 6, 1919, in Shell Lake, to parents Chester and Mildred (Zook) Cadle. Marie attended South Dewey Country School and graduated from Shell Lake High School in 1937. After graduation, she worked in Minneapolis as a live-in nanny and maid. On July 28, 1941, Marie was united in marriage to Edmund Bodine. Sgt. Bodine died Oct. 25, 1945, while serving in the Army Air Corps. In 1943, Marie began teacher training at the Barron County Normal

School in Rice Lake. She taught in several rural one- and two-room schools in Burnett County. On June 29, 1947, she was married to Albin Lundervold in the South Dewey Methodist Church, rural Shell Lake. Together they farmed in the Timberland community for 13 years and raised their family of four children, Ann, Marvin, Duane and Lois. In the fall of 1960,

the family moved to a small farm east of Cumberland. She was a member of First Lutheran Church and active in the Rebecca Circle, for many years co-chaired the First Lutheran Quilting Women and also taught Sunday school. She is survived by two daughters, Ann (Pete) Bergmann, Cumberland, and Lois (James) Foley, Cumberland; sons, Marvin (Pat) Lundervold, Rice Lake, and Duane (Mila) Lundervold, Raytown, Mo.; four grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Marie was preceded

in death by her parents; husbands, Edmund and Albin; sisters, Myrtle Lauritsen and Mavis Viltz; nephew, Lynn Lauritsen; and infant daughter, Luella. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 8, at First Lutheran Church, Cumberland, with the Rev. Timothy Schmidt officiating. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery, Cumberland. Pallbearers were Robert Viltz, Lyle Lauritsen, Leslie Lauritsen, Ron Lauritsen, Steve Thoe and Larry Anderson.   Skinner Funeral Home of Cumberland is serving the family.

Norma Stellrecht Norma Stellrecht, 90, a resident of the Town of Dewey, died on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at the Essentia St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Minn. Norma was born Nov. 8, 1925, on the farm in the Town of Dewey to parents Robert and FrIeda (Meissner) Stellrecht. She attended the North Dewey School through the eighth grade after which she graduated from the Shell Lake High School. Norma lived in the Twin Cities

where she worked 41 years at Munsingwear Clothing Company, but would travel home on the weekends to visit family. Norma enjoyed feeding the birds, watching wildlife, painting, writing and reading

books. Norma is survived by her brother, Darwin Stellrecht, Shell Lake; two sisters-inlaw, Shirley Stellrecht, Shell Lake, and Betty Stellrecht, Red Wing, Minn.; and many nephews, nieces, cousins and other extended family and friends. Norma was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Verna Wong; brothers, Henry Stellrecht, Sylvan Stellrecht; and nephews, Robert “Bob” Stellrecht, and

Larry “Sonny” Wong. A gathering of friends and family will be held on Wednesday, March 9, from 4-7 p.m., at the Dahl Funeral Home in Spooner. A private burial will take place at a later date at the Greendale Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at Dahl Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements.

Lenten services SHELL LAKE - Area churches will be holding special Lenten services leading up to the celebration of Easter. Salem Lutheran Church, 803 Second St., Shell Lake, and United Methodist Church of Shell Lake, 135 Reinhart Dr., have released the following schedule for the Lenten season. Wednesday, March 9: 6 p.m. - Salem; soup supper to follow; the Rev. Steve Miller will preach. Wednesday, March 16: 6 p.m. – UMCSL; soup supper to follow; the Rev. Susan Odegard will preach. Maundy Thursday, March 24: 6 p.m. –

Dewey-LaFollette Hank and Karen Mangelsen were supper guests of Holly, Jake, Hannah and Grace Mangelsen on Tuesday. Grace’s 10th birthday was celebrated. Clam River Tuesday Club met March 2 at the home of Trudy De Lawyer.  All 12 members were present. Brian Hines visited Gerry and Donna Hines on Thursday.  Lida Nordquist was a Sunday visitor there. Karen Mangelsen, Donna Hines and Lida Nordquist attended World Day of Prayer service at Bethany Lutheran Church in Siren on Friday morning.  The program, which was presented by members of Bethany, was written by women

Academic news RICE LAKE - The University of Wisconsin - Barron County announces students that have been named to the fall 2015 dean’s list. Local full-time students earning a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale and carrying a minimum of 12 semester credits are: Birchwood: Joseph Zimmer; Sarona: Clarissa Tripp and Allison Walsh; Shell Lake: Kelsey Egbert and Isaac

Salem. Good Friday, March 25: 1 p.m. – UMC-SL. Easter Sunday, March 27: 9 a.m. – Salem worship service; 10 a.m. – Appalachia kids and parents make and serve breakfast. An ecumenical prayer walk will be held Friday, March 25. The walk will start at 11 a.m. at the Shell Lake High School flagpole. The walk will go past various businesses and churches, ending at the 1 p.m. Good Friday service at Shell Lake United Methodist Church. Walk held weather permitting.

Karen Mangelsen of Cuba. After the service, Lida, Donna and Karen joined Kay Krentz and Connie Quam at the Chattering Squirrel for lunch to celebrate Kay’s birthday. Gerry and Donna Hines brought breakfast to share with Lawrence and Nina Hines on Saturday morning.  Hank and Karen visited Nina and Lawrence on Saturday evening. Pastor Steve Ward led the worship service at Lakeview UM Church on Sunday morning.  His message was about the prodigal son and the effects his actions had on him and the rest of his family.   

••• BARRONETT - Barronett Lutheran will have soup and sandwich supper starting at 6 p.m. and then the Lenten service starting at 7 p.m. every Wednesday evening. ••• STONE LAKE – First Lutheran Church and Stone Lake Wesleyan will be sharing joint Lenten services. Pastor Ed Anderson and Pastor Tim Young will be leading the services, respectively. Living Lent is the theme for this year’s service series. Good Friday service will not be serving soup and sandwiches. All of the

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I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for spring. Lots of rain in the forecast with warmer temperatures makes it look real promising for spring to arrive. Stone Lake Music Night is set for Saturday, March 12, at the Stone Lake Lions Hall from 6:30-9 p.m. Come on out to dance or just relax to good live entertainment. The Acoustic Ramblers and guests invite all ages to this free community event. Irish music will be featured this month. In last week’s paper, I entered March 5 as the date for music night. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. The Gen. Harold Kissinger family generously awards $500 scholarships annually to area students pursuing a medical profession in memory of Marilyn Kissinger. This is the 18th year the family has Otterson; and Spooner: Nicholas Boss, donated scholarships. If you would like Brittany Rothstein, Lucia Stroede, Kyra Thornley and Aaron Tripp. Part-time students earning at least 15 credits with a cumulative average of 3.5 and carrying a minimum of three semester credits are: Spooner: Emma Curran and Jennifer Siem. — from UWBC

other Lenten services will have soup and sandwiches starting at 6 p.m. The service will begin at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, First Lutheran Church with the topic praise. Wednesday, March 16, Stone Lake Wesleyan Church with the topic pain. Friday, March 25: Good Friday service will be at Stone Lake Wesleyan. Sunday, March 27: Easter services will be at respective churches. •••

Mary Nilssen to be considered for a scholarship, you can pick up an application at the Stone Lake Medical Clinic, 16887 2nd St., Stone Lake, WI 54876, 715-865-6510 or Indianhead Medical Clinic, 113 4th Ave., Shell Lake, WI 54871, 715-468-7833. If unable to pick up an application, please email Application deadline is Friday, April 1. Stone Lake Lenten services continue with soup and a sandwich starting at 6 p.m. with service at 6:45 p.m. Please see the schedule posted in another section of the Register. Easter services will be on March 27 at respective churches. Move your clocks ahead one hour this weekend as daylight saving time begins on Sunday, March 13. Have a good week and be safe. Mary Nilssen can be reached at 715-8654008 or

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AREA CHURCHES Episcopal St. Alban’s

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

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


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

Northwoods Baptist

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

Spooner Baptist

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


St. Joseph’s Catholic

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

St. Catherine’s Catholic

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

St. Francis de Sales

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

Full Gospel

Church of the Nazarene

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

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

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

Shell Lake Full Gospel


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

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

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

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

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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

Trinity Lutheran


Spooner Wesleyan

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

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

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

Faith Lutheran


Long Lake Lutheran Church


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

United Methodist

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

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Trego Community Church

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.

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

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

We root for the underdogs and like to see them win.

Isaiah 43:16-21

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


e like to see victory snatched from the jaws of defeat.

Psalm 126

Cornerstone Christian

United Methodist

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



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t was time to climb into bed after reading a story from the Bible. “Now Edie,” said her mom, “be sure to kneel down and say your prayers before climbing into bed.” Kissing her gently, she reminded her that she would be downstairs making sure she would be safe. The next morning at breakfast her mom said, “Well, Edie, did you say your prayers before you fell asleep?” “Well, sort of, Mom,” she replied. “I got down on my knees and started to pray. Then I thought, ‘God, you must get bored with this kind of stuff night after night. Why don’t you listen carefully and I’ll tell you the story of “The Three Bears.” ‘ So I snuggled in bed and told him the story of ‘The Three Bears.’ I really think he enjoyed it.” God gave us no specific formula to follow when we pray. In Jesus’ model prayer we are reminded of all of the important things that we are to take to God in prayer. Jesus, in Gethsemane, set a marvelous example. His prayers were simple, sincere and straightforward. David knew it was not necessary to follow a formula. “Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth,” is how he began a prayer on one occasion. Then with openness and honesty he said what he had to say and God responded and met his immediate needs. God is that way. When we have a need all we have to do is to go to him in faith and express our needs.

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Dewey Country

Pauline Lawrence

Are you all in shorts and sunning yourself? In Dewey Country we have been having beautiful weather. Last week we got 4-plus inches of snow and it was melting as fast as it came. It is only two weeks until spring. A very happy birthday to Luke Wilmont, Dirk Benzer, and to my daughter, Penny Ladd, as they celebrate their special day. Have a wonderful day on March 10. March 11, a very happy birthday to Kayla Albee Smith and also to Rachel Kane. Enjoy your day. March 12, a very happy birthday to John Palm as he celebrates his special day. A very happy birthday to Nate Kane on March 14. Enjoy your day Nate. Jeff Vesta, a very happy birthday to you on March 15 with lots more to come. March 16, a very happy birthday to Brandon Doriott, Lane Hinkfuss, and to my favorite sister, Marie Quam. All have a happy day. Daylight saving time is Sunday, March 13, when we lose an hour of sleep. Remember to set your clock ahead before you go to bed on Saturday, March 12. On Monday, Chad Jensen and his daughter, Izzy, came to Diane Hulleman’s for Diane to baby-sit their dog and cat. Tuesday, Diane worked at Shell Lake Schools.

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cious dinner Janie made. Our former first lady Nancy Reagan, 94, passed away on Sunday. She was a fine and great lady. Karen Melton tells us they will open their antique shop on April 1. Penny, Rem, Ry and Ree, and Jeff attended the wrestling match at Clear Lake on Saturday. Rem got a first and Ree got third. Congratulations, kids, you did great. Jeff was so happy as he finally got his truck back and it looks great. I see road weight limits went into effect March 7 for county highways. I imagine our town road weight limits are also in effect. Visiting and playing cards with Evelyn Melton was her daughter Peggy Vesta. Jim Bernecker is clearing the woods off the 160 acres he has. It was a very nice article on Otto Lawson in last week’s Register. Otto was married to former Dewey Country resident Darlene VanSelus, who was the sister of Dutch VanSelus. Darlene passed away several years ago and Otto remarried. It’s great to see men like Otto helping others and making America a better place to live. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!

at Lakeview Bar and Grill. She was immediately taken to Rice Lake and then transferred to Eau Claire where she is undergoing therapy. Our love and prayers are with you, Connie and family. Arlys Santiago was out fishing Sunday, but she said there was a lot of water on the ice. She sounded good after her struggle with an upper respiratory infection. Jeff Pederson was also homebound with the infection, but is out and about now. Cheri Minot went to have supper with her twins, Tonya and Michelle Minot, in Eau Claire on Friday. On Saturday, I was picked up by Sue and Larry Win-

ner of Solon Springs to go to Chippewa Falls for a baby shower for Megan (Pederson) Zieman. She is expecting a girl in June. There were relatives from Madison, Rochester, Hudson, Spooner and Shell Lake. There was lots of visiting and good food. We returned Saturday evening. Wisconsin Badgers lost a tough game against Purdue on Sunday night. Pastor Sue was here for Bible study on Tuesday. The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

in New Richmond. They had a great time visiting with Emily. After they left, they took the Vintage Charm Tour. They stopped at six cute little shops and got a charm at each one. They ended up in Stillwater and both Cheryl and Judy said it was a great girls day out. Dick Grover said that he got a bit of very useful advice during his last visit to the doctor’s office. The doctor told him that, after reviewing his chart and noting his age, he should never, never, never take sleeping pills and laxatives on the same evening. Hmmm. Craig, Deb, Angie, Shane, Addy and Anitia Lehmann went to Barron this past weekend to watch the mites play hockey. They were all very proud of their little mite, Gavin, when he scored three goals. No one keeps score at mites games, so every player on every team was a winner. Anitia said that she is sure Gavin is going to carry on the Lehmann tradition and be a great hockey player. You go, big guy. The family is counting on you. On Sunday afternoon, Anitia and Don Lehmann drove up to Wascott to visit with Harry and Beth Knowlton. They spent a pleasant afternoon visiting and catching up on everything going on at the Knowlton home. You know, we have some really nice places to shop in Cumberland and Shell Lake. When Sue Meier was visiting, she, Pat Olson and I went into Cumberland to pick up a few things. I went into Radio Shack, which is really ATS Electronics now, and, because I know nothing about electronics, I had a lot of questions for them. Let me tell you, even though the name has changed, the service has not. I had questions and they were very glad to answer them. And another place where you can always count on a warm welcome is the pawn shop. Debbie was there when we went in, and she always asks about the family and makes everyone feel special. They have a lot of really neat stuff in there at very reasonable prices. Pat, Sue and I had a great time shopping. Jeno and Louie Herman are doing a major remodeling job at Bistro 63. They have painted the dining room and changed the decor, put new tile in the kitchen and generally gave the place a face-lift. Jeno said they will be

reopening on Wednesday, March 16. So be sure to stop by and inspect the job and have one of their wonderful meals. I know we will. Wrig Marsh was over visiting with us on Friday. We had a fantastic time. He wanted to plant apple trees, so we took a Honeycrisp apple, took out the seeds, and put it in a pot. He was hoping the plants would be up before he left that afternoon, but I told him he’d have to wait just a little while. He plans to plant them out at their cabin on Long Lake. While we were waiting for the seeds to grow, we made banana muffins and then went sledding out by the garden. There was ice on top of the snow and we were zooming down the hill. It was great. Well, yeah, but I’m really ready for this nice warm weather, too. Winter sports are OK, but summer sports are the greatest. Easter is coming up fast. If you don’t already have a church, why don’t you plan to join us at Barronett Lutheran for the Lenten services, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. If you have young children, Peg Thompson has a Wednesday school class every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. where she teaches Bible stories and has the kids do crafts. I’ve sat in on a couple of classes, and the kids seem to be enjoying themselves immensely. We would be so happy to welcome you into our church, and this is the perfect time of year to come, visit and get to know us a little better. Oh, I almost forgot, Bill Gill called one day this week. He said that a friend had been visiting his grandparents and his grandmother asked if he would like some ice cream. Well, who can resist that? He said yes, and his grandma told his grandpa to go out to the kitchen and get them some. She said that he should bring them each a bowl of ice cream with chocolate sauce and a cherry on top. She also told Grandpa that he had better write it down because he was getting very forgetful. That irritated Grandpa a little bit and he told her that he was perfectly capable of doing such a simple thing without writing it down. Well he stormed out to the kitchen and came back in a while with a plate of bacon and eggs for everyone. Grandma took one look and said, “I knew you should have written it down. You forgot the toast.” The older I get the more I commiserate with that grandpa and grandma. I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Enjoy this beautiful weather. See you next time.

Helen V. Pederson

We are having good weather here in Shell Lake. On Monday it was a little overcast, but it was good to get in the 50s. Can’t beat that. We welcome Bun Weathers back. He has been in Kentucky visiting his family there for a couple of weeks. Last Monday, I was happily surprised to have my nephew, Chuck, and Barb Turpin visit me. Chuck is the son of Pauline (Pederson) and Norman Turpin, so we have a lot to talk about. His brother, Wendell, of Indiana is a frequent visitor here in Shell Lake. We were saddened to hear Connie Richter suffered a stroke last week when she was out dining with friends


Talking to Sandy Atkinson, she says all the kids were home for their dad’s birthday. Yes, it’s happy birthday to Jim who turned 81 March 6. Coming to enjoy corned beef and cabbage were Jim Atkinson, Noel and Pattie Beaufeaux, Mitch and his girlfriend, Kyle and his wife, Dan and Lisa Otto and children Marjorie and Charlie, and Scott and Kristen Carls and children Jannah and Brianne. Sandy made Jim a German chocolate cake and an angel food cake. What’s new with Myrna Atkinson? Well, she’s still working on a quilt, and is going to take three quilts that the quilters made to the quilting event at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rice Lake on April 2. Myrna says they have lots of ribbons that they have won over the years at the senior center in Shell Lake. She says they have been meeting there for 10 years and worked at the historical center in Shell Lake before then. Saturday, March 12, Ruby’s Pantry will be meeting with all their goodies to give to people who need food. If you’re a little short of groceries for the month, you are welcome to attend. Sunday, Marie and Warren Quam and Jan Lauterbach were guests at Rick and Janie Lauterbach’s for Rich’s birthday. Rich goes to River Falls. All enjoyed the deli-

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Cheryl Jaastad called to remind us that the children’s Easter party, hosted by Barronett Civic Club members, will be held at the Barronett Community Center on Saturday, March 19, from 2-4 p.m. There will be games, crafts, food and all kinds of fun for the kids. The Easter egg hunt will begin at 3:30 p.m. All children age 10 years old and younger are welcome, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge for attending the party but, of course, all donations are welcome. So, mark it on your calendar and round up your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews or even the little neighbors and come to Barronett for a fun-filled Easter party. The paint and sip party, which was held at the Barronett Community Center in February, was a huge success. Twenty-five people attended and some were quite surprised to find out that they were capable of painting a lovely picture. Cheryl Jaastad said that everyone attending would like to thank Sarah and Marie from Paint Palettes for their help. She also said that the civic club hopes to be sponsoring another paint and sip party in the future. Judy Norton was one of the attendees of the paint and sip party, and after the party she and Cheryl stopped by Bistro 63. They stayed for a bit, enjoying the good conversation, and then walked over to Barronett Bar and Grill. Well, Judy was completely surprised by the surprise retirement party that was waiting for her. She said that the place was completely packed with well-wishers, and she is grateful to all the cousins and friends who surprised her and made her retirement such a joyous occasion. She said that everything was wonderful, and that one of the nicest things was the cake Beth Ranallo made for her. It was in the shape of a clock, and each hour was marked with different things for her to do to enjoy retirement. Sounds like it was the perfect way to start her life as a retired lady. On Sunday evening Cheryl and Judy went to visit Cheryl’s daughter, Emily, in her beautiful new home



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


Dining at 5 Shell Lake, Monday, March 14: Corned beef and cabbage dinner, potatoes and carrots, cook’s choice dessert. Call 715468-4750, to make reservations 24 hours in advance. Suggested donation is $5. For anyone under 60 years old cost is $8.75. Birchwood, Friday, March 18: Pizza party! Garlic bread, fresh salad bar, cook’s choice dessert. Call 715-354-3001 to make reservations 24 hours in advance. Suggested donation is $5. For anyone under 60 years old cost is $8.75.

(Feb. 24, Mar. 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JACK B. ALLEN Order Setting Time to Hear Petition for Administration and Deadline for Filing Claims (Formal Administration) Case No. 16PR09 A petition for formal administration was filed. THE COURT FINDS: 1. The decedent, with date of birth July 27, 1927, and date of death February 5, 2016, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of Spooner, WI 54801. THE COURT ORDERS: 1. The petition be heard at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, before Circuit Court Judge Eugene D. Harrington, on March 3, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. You do not need to appear unless you object. The petition may be granted if there is no objection. 2. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is May 12, 2016. 3. A claim may be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. 4. Heirship will be determined at the hearing on petition for final judgment. 5. Publication of this notice is notice to any persons whose names or addresses are unknown. BY THE COURT: Eugene D. Harrington Circuit Court Judge February 11, 2016 Kathryn zumBrunnen P.O. Box 96 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-3174 642155 WNAXLP Bar No.: 1016913


Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is seeking a learningfocused, creative and dynamic candidate for a full-time Southern Tier (New Richmond/Rice Lake) Gerontology - Aging Services Professional Program Instructor at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. This position can be based out of either the New Richmond or Rice Lake campuses and includes travel. The Gerontology - Aging Services Professional program provides comprehensive and holistic training for professionals in the field of aging to work in a variety of settings inclusive of human services, health care and long-term care institutions; federal, state and local government agencies, retirement communities, professional organizations and business and industry. Primary responsibilities include curriculum design, program development, instruction, fieldwork coordination and oversight, academic/club advising, program promotion/recruitment, and active participation in related divisional, Collegewide and external activities. Minimum Qualifications include: Master’s degree and two years’ occupational experience. Deadline to apply: March 30, 2016 For a complete list of qualifications and to apply visit our website at WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer and Educator TTY 711 642695 19a-e 30r,L

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

STATE OF WISCONSIN COUNTY OF WASHBURN CITY OF SHELL LAKE To the Common Council of the City of Shell Lake: I, Patty Harmon, trade name The Polish Parlour, herewith apply for a Class “C” wine license under Chapter 125.04 of the Wis. Statutes for the year ending June 30, 2016, on the following-described premises to wit: 11 5th Ave., Suite 3, in the City of Shell Lake, WI. 642509 29-30r Patty Harmon Application filed this WNAXLP 29th day of February, 2016. (Mar. 9, 16, 23) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC Plaintiff vs. JARED D. KIDDER, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 15 CV 28 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on September 24, 2015, in the amount of $123,243.24, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: April 6, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following terms: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective. PLACE: at the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Part of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4, Section 26, Township 38 North, Range 13 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Beginning at the Southeast corner of Lot 1, Block “H”, Dobie and Stratton`s Addition to the City of Shell Lake; thence South along the West street line a distance of 148 feet to the North line of County Trunk Highway; thence West on County Trunk Highway line a continuation of Sixth Avenue, a distance of 66 feet; thence at right angles and North to the Southwest corner of Lot 1, a distance of 148 feet; thence at right angles and East along the South line of said lot to the place of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 401 6th Ave., Shell Lake, WI 54871. TAX KEY NO.: 65-282-2-38-1326-4-01-000-003000. Dated this 13th day of January, 2016. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Jordan C. Staleos J Peterman Legal Group Ltd. State Bar No. 1085629 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to www.jpeterman to obtain the bid for this sale. J. Peterman Legal Group Ltd. is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 642737 WNAXLP

NOTICE OF WEIGHT LIMITS - CITY OF SHELL LAKE Effective Monday, March 7, 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 642815 30r WNAXLP

NOTICE OF MEETING - TOWN OF SARONA Notice is hereby given that the Sarona Town Board will be meeting on Monday, March 14, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Sarona Town Hall. The agenda shall be posted one day prior to meeting. Victoria Lombard, Clerk 642850 30r WNAXLP

TOWN OF BEAVER BROOK - ROAD WEIGHT LIMITS The Town of Beaver Brook Road weight limits will go into effect March 10, 2016, at 12:01 a.m. All town roads 6-ton maximum until further notice, any questions contact Gary Johnson at 715-520-0565. 642809 30r Nancy Erickson, Clerk, Town of Beaver Brook WNAXLP


The Shell Lake Area Fire Association will hold their quarterly meeting Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at 7 p.m., at the Fire Hall, 400 6th Ave., Shell Lake, WI. Agenda: Approval of minutes; voucher list; treasurer’s report; fire chief’s report; unfinished business: committee recommendation building addition; new business: power of attorney 501(c)(3), Conflict of Interest Policy set next meeting date. Bradley A. Pederson, Secretary/Treasurer 642880 30r WNAXLP


The 80th-Annual Business Meeting of East Central Energy (ECE) will be held Thursday, April 14, 2016, at the Braham Event Center, 655 8th St. SW, Braham, MN 55006, and via live video at ECE’s Superior Operations Center, 3617 E. Baumgartner Road, Superior, WI 54880. Registration begins at 5 p.m. at both locations. The business meeting begins at 6 p.m. The purpose of the annual business meeting is to review the 2015 activities of the cooperative and to announce results of director elections. ECE is an equal opportunity provider and employer. East Central Energy Board of Directors Secretary-Treasurer Linda Laitala 642757 30rp


Pursuant to WI Stat. 174.052, notice is hereby given to all Washburn County dog owners that you are required to license and vaccinate for rabies, under the provisions of WI Stat. 95.21(2), any dog over 5 months of age. (Statute defines a “dog owner” as anyone who owns, harbors or keeps a dog.) The license year is defined as January 1 - December 31. Minimum Dog License fees are as follows: $5.00 for spayed or neutered dogs, $10.00 for unspayed or unneutered dogs. Local municipalities may supplement these fees, please check with your local treasurer for current fee amount. Multiple dog license fees are: $50 for up to 12 dogs and $5.00 for each additional dog. Dogs not licensed by April 1, or within 30 days of acquiring ownership, or after reaching 5 months of age, are subject to a late fee of not less than $5.00 per dog. Owners who fail to license or vaccinate a dog pursuant to the above statutes are subject to citation and forfeiture. Dog licenses are obtained through your local municipal treasurer. 642881 30r WNAXLP Lolita Olson, Washburn County Clerk


The Washburn County Zoning Committee will hold a business meeting Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin.


FROG CREEK TOWNSHIP: Richard Johnson, Minong, WI. Property: Map #FC905/Record ID #15309 - 39 acres, SE SW FRL1/4 EXC S 200’, Section 19-42-11, requesting a conditional use permit to be able to keep an existing mobile home that was placed on the property without a permit. CASEY TOWNSHIP: Mark Regner, Spooner, WI. Property: Map #CA622/Record ID #8808 - 40 acres, NE SE, Section 2540-13, requesting a conditional use permit to be able to open a campground. Interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard. The committee will deliberate in “Open Session.” Handicapped access is available through the south door; parking is near the door. This agenda and the subsequent meeting minutes are available in large type. If you need assistance, please call Lolita Olson at 715-468-4600, prior to the meeting. 642577 29-30r WNAXLP Webster Macomber, Zoning Administrator


Workforce Investment Act WDA #7 WIOA Local Plan Submission Public Review and Comment Notice On February 29, 2016, the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board (NWWIB, Inc.) released the WIOA Local Plan for public comment. NWWIB, Inc. is providing a thirty (30) day public review and Comment Period Plan to gather input from interested individuals The WIOA Plan modification can be viewed in hard copy version at the four local Wisconsin Job Centers, the Park Falls CEP Office and electronically at Anyone wishing to comment on the local plan must submit written comments by no later than March 29, 2016, to For more information on area Wisconsin Job Centers locations or for questions on the public review and comment process, you may contact: Mari Kay-Nabozny, Chief Executive Officer Northwest Wisconsin WIB, Inc. 422 3rd Street West, Suite 200 Ashland, WI 54806 642500 29-30r Phone: 715-682-9141 or 1-888-780-4237 WNAXLP



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SHELL LAKE SELF-STORAGE: Convenient, 24hour access. Special low-cost boat storage. Call 715468-2910. 2rtfc INDIANHEAD RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUB GUN SHOW: Ray Kangas Productions. April 9, Spooner High School, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., CTH K, Spooner. $5. All firearm laws must be observed. Anyone under 18 will not be admitted unless accompanied by a parent. Children under 16 free, accompanied by an adult. Tim, 715-635-2319. 28-34rc

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Sarah L. Beaudin, Spooner, operating while suspended, $200.50. Geoff A. Beaver, Amery, reckless driving, $389.50. Matthew H. Buchman, Cameron, speeding, $200.50. Carrie J. Carlson, Shell Lake, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00; nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Jennifer J. Clough, Chippewa Falls, speeding, $200.50. Mackenzie J. Compton, Ashland, speeding, $200.50. Linda L. Fosberg, Minong, seat belt violation, $10.00. Myron L. Friesen, Cumberland, operating vehicle excess width without permit, $208.50. Jason W. Frikart, Minong, disorderly conduct, $243.00, local jail, costs. Patrick M. Gagnon, Anoka, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Megan D. Gleason, Superior, possession of tetrahydrocannabinols, $299.00. Jonathan M. Grassel, Rice Lake, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Ronald L. Green, Ashland, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Denis H. Haas, Birchwood, failure to yield right of way, $175.30. Evan J. Harding, Rice Lake, speeding, $175.30. Joseph P. Heilman, Springbrook, operating without valid license, $200.50. Henry J. Hendricks, Woodville, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Michael F. Hess, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Jessica L. Hotchkiss, Trego, operating while suspended, $200.50. Arthur L. Hudson, Bowling Green, Ohio, speeding, $183.30. Chance F. Huotari, Minong, speeding, $200.50. Philip B. Ierace, Springbrook, speeding, $200.50. Rodney D. Jerry, Frederic, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Mark E. Johnson, Plymouth, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Patricia N. Kaarto, Spooner, operating without valid license, $200.50. Kelly L. Korthof, Shell Lake, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Brian C. LeBarron, Augusta, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Jeffrey S. Lenz, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $243.00. Kristina A. Linn, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00.

Alexandria M. Long, Rockford, Ill., speeding, $225.70. Brian L. Mallam, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $8,088.00, local jail. Shara Z. Marquez Baez, Shell Lake, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Gerald E. McFaggen, Webster, seat belt violation, $10.00. Douglas S. McGarthwaite, Hayward, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Arnie T. McFaggan, Hayward, owner liability failure to yield to emergency vehicle, $276.50. Ashley A. Messin, Sarona, speeding, $175.30. Janaya L. Moss, Minneapolis, Minn., possession of cocaine/coca, $500.00. Christ E. Ness, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Robin L. Parsons, Spooner, bail jumping, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Joseph H. Paul, Birchwood, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50; nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Peder Pederson, Shell Lake, disorderly conduct, $114.52. Peterson Distribution LLC, Centuria, vehicle equipment violations, group 1, $238.30. Chad E. Poirier, Shell Lake, operating while suspended, $200.50. Jacob W. Richey, Shell Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00; speeding, $200.50. Scott M. Riley, Chippewa Falls, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Ron Olynick LLC, Gilman, raw forest product overweight violation, $924.18. Brandon J. Scherer, Haugen, operating while suspended, $200.50. Matthew A. Sisko, South Range, inattentive driving, $114.52. Catherine A. Smith, Rice Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Krystle E. Smith, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $299.00. Lawrence D. Snider, Hayward, seat belt violation, $10.00. Jacob E. Stauffer, Stone Lake, speeding, $175.30. Jocelyne F. Tripp, Springbrook, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Rachael A. Trittelwitz, Frederic, speeding, $200.50. Rodney W. Tucker, Spooner, operating while suspended, $200.50. Nicole M. Weir-Heineman, Trego, seat belt violation, $10.00; operating while suspended, $200.50. Terry A. Welch, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Jade L. Wemette, Spooner, operating while suspended, $200.50. Larry S. Wendelschafer, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Victoria A. Wright, Duluth, Minn., speeding, $250.90. SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Steven D. Zehm, Spooner, CITY OF SHELL LAKE nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30.

Applications are being accepted for lifeguard positions. Applicants will be required to complete lifeguard training which includes Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR and be at least 16 years old prior to assuming their duties. Application forms are available at the City Administrator’s office and must be submitted to the Administrator’s office by 4 p.m., Friday, March 25, 2016. For further information, contact City Administrator Andrew Eiche, P.O. Box 520, Shell Lake, WI 54871 or call 715-468-7679. “The City of Shell Lake is an equal opportunity provider and employer” 642735 30-31r


The City of Shell Lake is accepting applications for the following position. It is anticipated the position will start in April/May and end September 2016. Employees will work approximately 32 hours per week to include weekends and holidays. Ability to work with the public is a key aspect of the position. Invasive Species Inspectors: Primary responsibilities include: Inspecting watercraft at Shell Lake and Round Lake landings, removing and disposing of debris, collecting and recording information, educating the public and collecting the launch fee. Salary is $8.47 per hour. Some courses on aquatic invasive species preferred. Physical requirements: Position requires stooping, bending and inspecting the underside of boats and trailers. Applications are available at City Hall or obtained by calling 715-468-7679. Applications must be submitted to the City Administrator’s Office, P.O. Box 520, 501 First Street, Shell Lake, WI 54871, by 4 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2016. EOE. 642736 30-31r


Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is seeking a learningfocused, creative and dynamic individual to contribute to the efficient and responsive operation of the College’s Financial Aid program. This position provides important processing, support and student assistance with financial aid at the Ashland campus and Collegewide support for processing functions. Minimum Qualifications include: two years’ related postsecondary education/training or five years’ related business experience, OR a combination of related education and work experience totaling five years, ability to provide a high level of customer service and the ability to interpret and apply laws, rules and policies affecting financial aid programs. Deadline to apply: March 16, 2016 For a complete list of qualifications and to apply visit our website at


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(Mar. 2, 9, 16) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF GERALD EUGENE BESSE JR. Notice Setting Time to Hear Application and Deadline for Filing Claims (Informal Administration) Case No. 16 PR 08A PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth September 23, 1947, and date of death January 28, 2016, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 213 First Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871. 3. The application will be heard at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, Room 2C, before Shannon Anderson, Probate Registrar, on March 24, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. You do not need to appear unless you object. The petition may be granted if there is no objection. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is May 23, 2016. 5. A claim may be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. 6. This publication is notice to any persons whose names or addresses are unknown. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 715-4684677 at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. Shannon Anderson Probate Registrar February 23, 2016 Thomas J. Bitney/Bitney Law Firm, Ltd. P.O. Box 488 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-8741 642495 Bar No.: 1002841 WNAXLP




Author visits Shell Lake Schools After the author’s presentation everyone was treated to a dinner of subs and chips. Shown (L to R): Kaylee Keenan, Mary Clark, Brittany Clark and McKenna Marko.

Photos by Larry Samson “Beans and Lolo’s Big Bike Ride” is a children’s book that is fun to read and teaches about America.

Schunck takes first in state competition

Former Spooner School District educator Bob Kinderman visited the Shell Lake Primary School on Thursday, March 3, to share with the students and parents the new book that he has written and to give them a sneak peek of the book that is going into publication. “Beans and Lolo’s Big Bike Ride” is a takeoff of his first book, “Tail Winds Across America.” That book was about his 4,000-mile bike trek across America with his then future wife, Denise.

Shell Lake Child Development Day set SHELL LAKE - The School District of Shell Lake is inviting children who will be 3 by Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, and their parents to Child Development Day on Friday, March 18. The participating children will be encouraged to join small play groups for developmental screening. Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the observations made during the play group time. Hearing and vision screenings may also be provided. Com-

munity resource representatives will be invited and information about parenting and child development will be available. Invitations to Child Development Day have been sent. If you live in the School District of Shell Lake and have a child who was born between Sept. 1, 2012, and Sept. 1, 2013, but have not received an invitation, please contact Lori Hanson Hungerbuhler at the Shell Lake Primary School by calling 715-468-7889. — from Shell Lake Schools

Shell Lake students Sydney Schunck and Joe Uchytil participated in the state Land and Water Conservation Awareness speaking contest held in Elkhart Lake on Wednesday, March 2. Both participants worked extremely hard to get to this level with their speeches regarding the decline in Wisconsin’s bees. Schunck took first place in the senior division. She then gave her speech in front of about 400 people during the land and water department’s convention luncheon. Schunck gave her speech again on Wednesday, March 9, for FFA sectionals. Attending the state contest were (L to R): Jen Bos, instructor; Schunck, Julie Schunck, instructor; and Uchytil. — Photo submitted

Still time to apply for Kissinger scholarship SHELL LAKE - The application deadline to apply for a $500 scholarship given by the Gen. Harold Kissinger family in memory of Marilyn is Friday, April 1. Area students entering the medical profession that would like to be considered

for a scholarship may pick up an application at Indianhead Medical Center, 113 4th Ave., Shell Lake, 715-468-7833. If unable to pick up an application, please email to request one. — from IMC

Shell Lake school menu Breakfast Thursday, March 10: Grades K-2: Muffin. Grades 3-12: Homemade sweet bread or oatmeal with fixings. Friday, March 11: Grades K-12: Apple or cherry Frudel. Grades 3-12: Ham, egg and cheese bar, toast. Monday, March 14: Grades K-12: Mini cinni roll. Grades 3-12: Bagel and cream cheese. Tuesday, March 15: Grades K-12: Pancakes and sausage. Grades 3-12: Chocolate-chip oatmeal bar. Wednesday, March 16: Grades K-12: Cereal and toast. Grades 3-12: Ultimate breakfast round. Thursday, March 17: Grades K-12: French toast sticks. Grades 3-12: Homemade sweet bread. Friday, March 18: Grades K-12: Laker pizza. Grades 3-12: Ham, egg and cheese bar with toast. Monday, March 21: Grades K-12: Pop-Tart with cheese stick. Grades 3-12: Mini cinni roll. Tuesday, March 22: Grades K-12: Waffles and fruit. Grades 3-12: Chocolate-chip oatmeal bar. Wednesday, March 23: Grades K-2: Cereal and toast.

Grades K-12: Sausage and cheese on English muffin. Grades 3-12: Ultimate breakfast round. Thursday, March 24: No school. Easter break. Friday, March 25: No school. Easter break. Monday, March 28: No school. Easter break. Tuesday, March 29: Grades K-12: Mini cinni roll. Grades 3-12: Bagel and cream cheese. Wednesday, March 30: Grades K-12: Cereal and toast. Grades 3-12: Ultimate breakfast round. Thursday, March 31: Grades K-12: French toast sticks. Grades 3-12: Homemade sweet bread. Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/fruit and milk offered daily. Every day breakfast is free to all students. Lunch Thursday, March 10: Grades K-12: Mozzarella dippers. Grades 7-12: Pizza calzone. Friday, March 11: Grades K-12: Sloppy joe. Monday, March 14: Grades K-12: Baked potato bar. Tuesday, March 15: Grades K-12: Ham, turkey and cheese sub. Grades 7-12: Meatball sub. Wednesday, March 16: Grades K-12: Chicken nuggets with mashed potatoes. Grades 7-12: Bean and cheese

burrito. Thursday, March 17: Grades K-12: Hot dog. Grades 7-12: Cheese or pepperoni pizza. Friday, March 18: Grades K-12: Homemade lasagna. Monday, March 21: Grades K-12: Chicken fajita. Tuesday, March 22: Grades K-12: Orange chicken and rice bowl. Grades 7-12: Burrito and rice bowl. Wednesday, March 23: Grades K-12: Mini cheese ravioli. Grades 7-12: Corn dogs. Thursday, March 24: No school. Easter break. Friday, March 25: No school. Easter break. Monday, March 28: No school. Easter break. Tuesday, March 29: Grades K-12: Grilled cheese and soup. Wednesday, March 30: Grades K-12: Chicken and gravy over whole-grain biscuit. Grades 7-12: Spicy chicken sandwich. Thursday, March 31: Grades K-12: Hot Italian subs. Grades 7-12: Mozzarella dippers. Menus subject to change. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


A night on the town

“When I’m Sixty-Four” performed by the Tonal Recall vocal group was a hit with the audience at the Cabaret held by the Shell Lake Schools band and choir on Saturday, March 5, at the Shell Lake Arts Center. Shown (L to R): Sheri Clark, Linden Nelson, KayDe Bontekoe, Jordan Herzog and Daniel Parish.

LEFT: Christopher Lord plays a bass solo in the Shell Lake Junior High jazz band. Jazz music has a long history in the Shell Lake School District due in large part to the Shell Lake Arts Center.

Ben Frey plays a solo in the jazz band performance.

Photos by Larry Samson

Choir director Paul Osborn and Joe Uchytil sing in the junior high men’s choir performing “The Pirate King.” The eight-member men’s choir is new this year. They are ready to take their music to a new level at the jazz competition to be held later this spring.

Warm temps bring out the wildlife

A doe and her two yearlings were seen browsing in a hay field at dusk near Shell Lake. The deer herd across northern Wisconsin is looking very good. A severity index of 0 to 50 is considered a mild winter by the WisDNR. The 2015-2016 winter has been rated 20. For some hunters the deer numbers are too low, so the DNR reduced the number of doe tags last year. That combined with the warm winter should help the deer herd rebound. The severity index is made up of the number of days below zero and the depth of the snow. — Photo by Larry Samson

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