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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Vol. 125, No. 41 • Shell Lake, Wis.

We e ke nd w atch • Relay for Life @ Shell Lake • Lions Fish Fry @ Stone Lake See calendar on page 6



May 28, 2014


Remembering, honoring

Stopping to smell the flowers Page 2

Walking through time on the Ice Age Trail Page 27 Chloe and Allison Fredrickson are remembering their grandfather, John Fredrickson, during the annual Memorial Day program at the Northern Wisconsin State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner on Saturday, May 24. . He was a Vietnam veteran who served in the Navy. It has been only a few months since his passing, and the memories of him are strong for these 3- and 6-year-old girls. See more photos on page 14. - Photo by Larry Samson

Shell Lake graduates honored with scholarships

Take time for yourself, your life

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Lakers have several all-conference track athletes Page 17 Find us on Facebook washburncountyregister

Danielle H. Moe | Staff writer TREGO — “I was told that ovarian cancer is like a dandelion that is gone to seed, so you can take a dandelion and give it a blow and the seeds go everywhere,” said Rhonda Schneider in her healing garden overlooking the Namekagon River. Two years ago Schneider was told something that would forever change how she perceived life and how she lived it. After becoming seriously ill one weekend in February of 2012 Schneider, a nurse practitioner, went to the hospital to get fluids thinking they would help.  An X-ray revealed her illness was more than a bad case of the flu and she underwent surgery.  On Feb. 13, 2012, Schneider’s life became a death sentence. “I woke up with ostomy bags collecting stool and a large abdominal incision.  They said I had stage four ovarian cancer and I was full of it and to prepare yourself, there is no future.” One surgeon told her she probably had been living with ovarian cancer for two years before the prognosis.  Shocked and scared, she was referred to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where her prognosis vanished, replaced instead by a network of individuals battling cancer by her side. “It is people’s survivor stories that you really, you just cling to them,” she said.  Two stories stood out – a chaplain who is an ovarian cancer survivor and one of her surgeons that was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer four years prior. That network and her family and friends buoyed her through two surgeries and two rounds of chemotherapy from February 2012 to her last chemotherapy treatment on Oct. 31, 2012. Monthly trips to the hospital became a hateful routine, but the symptoms and side effects of the surgeries and chemo were harder.  Even through the most difficult days Schneider Rhonda Schneider, this year’s Washburn County was adamant about maintaining her sense of Relay For Life honorary chair, sits in her healing garself.  den with the five joys of her life:  Emma, Britta, Ryan, Kaitlyn and Duke.  — Photo by Danielle H. Moe See Relay for Life, page 4

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Stopping to smell the flowers Cullen Jacobson poses with the flower his mother, Becki, helped him plant. He is planning to give the plant to his father as a surprise.

These don’t look like oranges but they smell like oranges. Children learn by looking, touching and smelling. Shown (L to R): Jim Mogenson, Abby Brock, Aida Hanson and Carsen Kalakay.

Bo Fogelberg thinks it is cool to hang out in a greenhouse on a spring day. His Shell Lake 4K class took a field trip to Green Thumb Greenhouse on Thursday, May 22.

There a lot of things to see and do in a garden. Deb Kidder points out a bug that is on the leaf of the Chinese rhubarb.

RIGHT: Autumn Rognholt gets a helping hand as she plants her new flower that she plans to surprise her mother with.

Shell Lake royalty’s call for candidates SHELL LAKE — Shell Lake’s Town and Country Days are fast approaching. Part of the annual festivities is the Miss Shell Lake pageant, and this year will be no exception. Many are looking forward to crowning the city’s 2014-2015 Miss Shell Lake and her court. The number of royalty crowned is dependent on the number of contestants. This year, it is planned to crown Miss Shell Lake, a senior princess, Junior Miss Shell Lake, a junior princess, Little Miss Shell Lake and a little princess. The Miss Shell Lake pageant is a great opportunity for young women to learn skills in leadership and public speaking, to develop a sense of community and earn scholarship money. It is an experience that looks great on a college application or resume. Participants will become an ambassador to the community, a role model to area youth, attend local parades, volunteer and make memories that will last a lifetime. To become a contestant, a candidate must be a female and attend school in the Shell Lake School District. This includes students that are home schooled. There are three age levels for ambas-

sadors. Little Miss candidates must be between the ages of 6 and 8. Junior Miss participants must be between the ages of 10 and 12, and the Miss contestants must be between the ages of 14 and 17. Candidates must fit into one of the age categories by June 1. Contestants will not be eligible if they have previously been granted a title in their age category. More information, applications, candidate handbooks and schedules will be available at informational meetings, which will be held Tuesday, June 3, and Wednesday, June 4, 6 p.m., at the Shell Lake Pavilion. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Denotter at 715-645-2600. — from the Miss Shell Lake Royalty committee

The new Miss Shell Lake royalty will be crowned during Shell Lake’s Town and Country Days later this summer. The current court is back row (L to R): Junior Miss Shell Lake Aylissa Zempel, Miss Shell Lake Dakota Robinson and Miss Shell Lake Princess Staci Zempel. Front: Little Miss Shell Lake Princess Cyrice Lehmann, Little Miss Shell Lake Jordan Lawrence and Junior Miss Shell Lake Zayla Sturtze. — Photo by Krys Robinson

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DA files three felony charges against Edward Depies

Crash claimed two lives and injured two

SHELL LAKE — The Washburn County District Attorney has filed three felony charges against Edward Depies, Sarona, after an exhaustive investigation by the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol.  According to a news release from Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden, the charges allege Depies was the driver of the Ford Mustang in the fatal crash that occurred on July 21, 2013, on CTH A in Washburn County.    Molly Undem, 25, Shell Lake, and Donald Roberts III, 20, Spooner, were killed in the crash. Timothy Wohlford, Spooner, 20 at the time of the accident, and Depies, 25 at that time, were injured in the crash. Depies is charged with two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and one count of injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle.  Upon conviction on each of the homicide counts Depies maybe be fined not more than $100,000, or imprisoned for no more than 25 years,

or both. The release states that upon conviction the department shall revoke the defendant’s operating privilege for five years. Upon conviction of the injury count Depies may be fined not more than $25,000, or imprisoned not more than 12 years and six months, or both.  Upon conviction the department shall revoke the defendant’s operating privilege for two years. In the early morning of July 21, 2013, law enforcement officers responded to the report of a car crash at CTH A west of Fred Tripp Road in the Town of Stone Lake. Upon arrival at the crash scene, the officers observed a 2005 Ford Mustang that had left the roadway and been involved in a rollover crash.  It came to rest several hundred feet from where it left the roadway.  Deputies observed beer cans and bottles strewn around the scene and inside the crashed automobile. Investigation of the scene revealed that the defendant and one other person, Wohlford, had been ejected from the automobile and were alive.  They were transported to medical facilities for

emergency care. Two victims, Undem and Roberts, appeared to have been ejected from the automobile and were pronounced dead at the scene. The officers determined that the accident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. on July 21, 2013, and that the vehicle was owned by Depies.  At the scene of the crash Wohlford said he did not remember specifically who was driving, but he thought it was a male. Reconstruction of the accident by the Wisconsin State Patrol showed that the automobile was traveling in excess of 120 mph at the time of the accident.  The investigation also revealed that no mechanical issues of the Mustang contributed to the crash.  Blood was drawn from Depies after the crash that revealed his blood ethanol alcohol level to be .075 seven hours after the crash. In an interview on July 22, 2013, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.,  Depies said that he had been driving his automobile, the above-described Mustang, on the evening of July 20, 2013.  He remembered picking up Roberts, Undem and Wohlford around 11 p.m. and driving them to a bar in Hayward.

On April 30, 2014, the plaintiff and other officers interviewed the defendant. During the course of the interview the defendant stated that he had memory of driving on Metcalf Road, near the scene of the crash, with Roberts in the passenger seat next to him.  Additionally, the defendant stated he did not look at Roberts because he was driving and watching the roadway.  The defendant later stated that this memory came back to him in November and it was a memory of the night of the crash. Depies first court appearance will be Monday, June 30. “The extended investigation was very difficult for the family of all four occupants of the vehicle. Keep in mind the emotional and physiological trauma already suffered, will now, as a result of the criminal proceedings, bring back similar feelings and emotions.  This crash was a tragedy and avoidable, it involved speed and alcohol, both deadly; in concert, more so,” wrote Dryden. — Danielle H. Moe with information from Washburn County Sheriff’s Office  

No “Just One Day” for Washburn County

Danielle H. Moe | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — A resolution designating Wednesday, June 11, as Just One Day in Washburn County raised discussion during the regular monthly meeting of the Washburn County Board on Tuesday, May 20.  The No Kill Advocacy Center designated June 11 as a nationwide day for humane societies and animal shelters to take a pledge to not kill any savable animals.  “We have one day to raise awareness for this issue.  To me it is not, you are in favor or you are opposed, it is, we need

to work together in order to resolve this issue so let’s bring some awareness to our community about what is going on,” said Hilary Neste, District 10 representative.  Michael Bobin, District 1 representative, observed that the county is not the controlling agency over the Washburn County Area Humane Society and should hear from representatives from the WCAHS before adopting a resolution that may affect them financially.  Neste sponsored Barb Lewis to speak to the board about the day.  “We are asking for one day, one day to realize that there

are other options out there,” said Lewis. “This is a fight between two separate entities and I think what we’re being asked to do here is to be the referee and I do not want to be the referee on this fight,” stated Gregory  Krantz, District 13 representative.  After more discussion several board members affirmed Bobin’s earlier remark about not hearing comments from the WCAHS.  The resolution to adopt June 11 as Just One Day failed on a voice vote.  In other board matters:   • Dane Deutsch spoke to the board dur-

ing the public comments section about his background, family and values. Deutsch is running for the 25th State Senate District as Sen. Robert Jauch announced his intention to not run for re-election.    • Beverly Stencel gave a presentation to the board on Washburn County demographics and statistics in relation to state and national figures.    • The board approved a resolution to return a tax-deeded land to a former property owner and failed a motion to set county board meeting times.

Decision from FAA on airport event in question Danielle H. Moe | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — A radar run event proposed for the Shell Lake Municipal Airport at the Friday, April 25, airport committee meeting has received an unfavorable decision from the Federal Aviation Administration. Adam Lundberg proposed the event at last month’s meeting when he learned that an identical and very popular event held in Gordon is likely to not occur.  “It is popular up there, it brings three, four hundred people up to Gordon on CTH Y for a one-day event,” said Lund-

berg.    In order to hold the event it was determined that the airport would have to be closed for the event’s duration.  According to Neil Petersen, airport manager, the FAA would have to sign off on the closure. Since that meeting Peterson spoke with FAA representatives in the general aviation district office in Chicago to determine if closing the airport was an option.  “At this point the FAA has a major problem with that because we only have one runway,” said Petersen. The FAA only allows the closure of runways for

nonaviation events at facilities that have more than one runway. The chance that an aircraft would need to make an emergency landing during the event and have nowhere to land is too risky to take for a reason like this event.  A similar event is held at the Osceola airport, but that airport has two runways.  In addition, the FAA requires that a senior-level air traffic controller monitor the event and advise traffic to the secondary runway. “I’m currently in the process of contacting the FAA myself to further investigate their decision. I have been advised that

the airport owned by the city of Shell Lake can be closed if/when needed or necessary without prior approval from the FAA. Generally speaking, a NOTAM is sent out and the correct markings are put on either end of the runway showing it’s closed status. Hopefully, something can be worked out as the positive response to the possibility of the radar run is overwhelming. At this time, the only location I have in mind is the Shell Lake airport,” wrote Lundberg in a Facebook chat with the Register.

Washburn County law enforcement supports Special Olympics WASHBURN COUNTY — On Thursday, June 5, law enforcement professionals from the Minong Police Department, Washburn County Sheriff’s Office, Spooner Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Shell Lake Police Department will carry the torch for Wisconsin Special Olympics. The Washburn County version of the yearly Wisconsin Law Enforcement Torch Run will begin at 8 a.m. at the DNR station on the eastern end of Minong. The torch will make its way through Minong by members of the Minong Police Department and the Minong Boy Scout Troop escorted by the Minong Fire Department. The torch will be passed to the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office at Jack Link’s on the southern edge of Minong where it will be biked all the way to the Larsen Motors/Body Shop fitness center parking lot on the north side of Spooner. The Spooner Police Department/Shell Lake Police Department/Washburn County Sheriff’s Office will then run the torch through downtown Spooner ending at the Spooner Kwik Trip at approximately 10 a.m. At this time law enforcement will meet up with this year’s Washburn County Special Olympic team as they leave for the games in Stevens Point. Kwik Trip is a major corporate sponsor of Wisconsin Special Olympics and their support and help with the Washburn County Law Enforcement Torch

The Special Olympic athletes and Washburn County law enforcement officers are shown together before the athletes got on a the bus for the Special Olympic Games last year. — Photo by Larry Samson Run is very much appreciated. The Wisconsin State Patrol along with the other law enforcement agencies will provide escorts and safety for all runners and bikers. Special Olympics Wisconsin provides

sports training and competition for nearly 10,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities in 17 different sports year-round. The Washburn County law enforcement community is happy to provide support

and awareness to the Wisconsin Special Olympics and encourages all Washburn County residents to provide support as well. — WCLE


The future scientists

Stu Olson is one of the judges for the science fair. He was asking Matthew Allar and Allen Leckel about Sir Isaac Newton influenced Christopher Lord to build a catapult to demonstrate the their project and getting a feeling of how much they knew about the science behind their project. The winstrength and versatility of rubber bands. The sixth-grader likes science and plans to some ners will be announced at the awards day ceremony at the end of the school year. day go into engineering.

Photos by Danielle H. Moe

Cynthia Yoder and Jaclyn Taylor are out to prove that chewing gum helps to make one smarter by helping them concentrate. Using scientific method the two students asked a question, did some research and then made their hypothesis. To prove their hypothesis, they gave their fellow students tests allowing some to chew gum while others were not. The result was that students who chew gum while taking the test did better than those who didn’t.

Trinity Campbell set up an experiment to test if frogs had taste buds and if they had a preference to certain foods because of taste. She found out they did and learned the scientific method in the process.

Tayla Lundberg and Camryn Nasman explored how different animals react to sound waves. Using different frequencies, they recorded the animals reaction to the sounds. The animal that was the most affected by high-pitched sound waves was the goat.

Relay for Life/from page 1 “You get up in the morning and you find a scarf or a hat that is really, really cute and flashy and you put on dangly earrings and you put on makeup,” she laughs, “even if nobody is here because that is what you do and that is what I did every day.” Schneider was strong-willed but sang praises for her family: Of Tom, her husband, who “never left her side” and her children, Betsy, Holly and Scott, with her five grandchildren who each brought her strength, purpose and joy when needed. She also credits the amazing support and prayer network filled with people across the country, some she admits she could not recognize but firmly believes were a part of her recovery. “I just believe it was the power of God,

it has to be because I shouldn’t be here, not with everything that happened to me. Not with having somebody operate on you when you are having blood clots or not when you have a stroke and it’s minutes before they are going to put you out for surgery,” she said. In the time since her battle began she has thought over her lifestyle, how much she worked, what she ate, and her family history. Today she has to watch everything she eats since her body does not function the way it used to.  She, like before, remains active, enjoying outdoor activities; her favorites are gardening and kayaking.  During treatment she refused to let it get the best of her, employing a pair of walking sticks that she used to make her way around the circle driveway. 

As her strength grew she has moved to yoga and now a modified version of T25. “When I looked back at the signs I could sort of see symptoms but I was working 50-plus hours a week and I didn’t pay any attention to me,” said Schneider. Schneider’s regular physicals never alerted her to the battle within, but upon reflection, health issues she had noticed like back pain, changes in stool and others all show now as red flags.  Red flags she did not have time for.  Today Schneider takes that time for herself and her family.  Focusing on her family and her health are her new priorities, but ever a caregiver, Schneider is hoping to start a new program for individuals battling cancer.  The program will be about connecting those fighting cancer

with cancer survivors, a cancer network. Schneider plans to roll out the program in Washburn County to begin with and to see where it goes from there. “I found that what gave me the most hope was talking to survivors,” she said.  Schneider recommends the CaringBridge website for support and encouragement; Rhonda Schneider is the honorary chair for the 2014 Washburn County Relay For Life and will give a speech as part of opening ceremonies on Friday, May 30.  “The biggest thing with cancer is people tend to want to roll up and you can’t do that.  You need to reach out for others because it’s a battle and you can’t fight it alone.”


State patrol to begin aerial surveillance on Wisconsin highways Richard Kremer | WPR STATEWIDE - This month marks the beginning of the Wisconsin State Patrol’s aerial surveillance of the state’s highways. Pilots from Milwaukee, La Crosse and Eau Claire will be watching the roads from their perch 1,000 feet in the air. For more than 50 years the State Patrol has been using aircraft to monitor motorists. In

the beginning, troopers in the sky used stopwatches and sheets of paper to calculate vehicle speeds. But now, there is radar, lasers and an automated system called VASCAR. Some motorists might have seen a part of this system while driving. White stripes near the shoulder perpendicular to the road act as cues for pilots to start and stop the timer. The VAS-

CAR system then uses that data to calculate whether the driver is speeding. State Patrol Sgt. Steve Tape is one of those pilots, and he said the planes are a valuable tool for law enforcement. “We see so much more from the air than what you see from the ground level,” Tape said. Pilots also watch for tailgating and reckless

driving. When a violation is spotted, it’s reported to officers on the ground who make the actual stop. Tape said some people are caught off-guard when told they were caught by a plane. “You hear some of the people, ‘I think it’s just being sneaky.’ Well, if you think it’s sneaky, we’ll advertise it. We’ll put it on Twitter,” he said.

Shell Lake School Board resolves three ongoing items Danielle H. Moe | Staff writer SHELL LAKE —  The Shell Lake School Board accepted the resignation from a fellow board member and resolved on-going board agenda items during the board’s regular monthly meeting Monday, May 19.  Jeri Bitney, board president, read the letter of resignation submitted to the board from Steve Naglosky.  In the letter he stated that the amount of time required to fully serve on the board was more than he could afford to spend.    The board referred a recommendation to pay half the cost of the hockey co-op per student back to the finance committee.  Discussion at the finance committee meeting discovered that the district would lose a significant amount of money when students left the district and participate in other district’s sports program through sports co-ops. 

“Financially students could leave the district and could take a lot of dollars away from our district if we don’t cover their co-op sport as other districts are doing,” said Phil Holman, finance committee representative. The threat of losing money and acknowledging the benefits for students out weighed the cost to the district to cover the co-op costs.  The finance committee unanimously recommended that the school board fund the actual cost of participation for the existing hockey and soccer co-op athletic programs, excluding the existing athletic fee.  The board approved the recommendation on a unanimous voice vote.  The future for the prekindergarten through second grade after-school program has been discussed at length between the finance committee and the school board since the possible loss of the program was learned.  The after-

school program is losing $21,000 in grant funding, money that funds the program.   “The finance committee message was make it (the program) happen,” said Jim Connell, superintendent.  Connell reported that the district’s fund balance was in a good position to fund the program for a limited time.  Connell estimated that about 80 students participate in the primary after-school program.  School administrators are in discussions with after-school staff on giving the program a more academic focus than in the past. On a unanimous voice vote, the school board approved to advise the administration to continue funding the prekindergarten through grade two after-school programming through a combination of fund 80, fund 10 and any grant money that my be received.   In other board actions the board held officer elections, approved several new hires

and one resignation. Bitney was solely nominated to the position of board president and was elected unanimously.  Mary Ann Swan was elected as vice president, Linda Nielsen was elected as clerk, and Phil Holman was elected as treasurer.   The board approved Kristin Thomas, Anne Bryan, Bob Solum, and Heather Friess as new hires to the district.  Thomas was hired as the new elementary school secretary after long-time secretary Paula “Polly” Parker submitted her resignation.  Bryan was hired as a 40-percent gifted and talented coordinator and as a teacher in one class of general music.  Solum was hired as a regular route bus driver and Friess was hired as a new multicategorical special education teacher.  The board also accepted the resignation from Patti Naglosky as the high school student council advisor.   

Area news at a glance CHIPPEWA FALLS — Gordy’s County Market has announced that construction is under way to add fuel locations to their Ladysmith and Neillsville Gordy’s County Market locations. Jeff Schafer, president and CEO of Gordy’s County Market said, “Customers have been asking us to expand our Gordy’s Express Station locations; we are excited to be able to answer their requests by beginning construction on two Gordy’s Express gas stations. We feel our customers will be pleased, as our high standards of customer service will continue along with convenience store items at grocery store prices. Items that are on sale in our store

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners May 19 - $30 Chuck and Carol Levine, Shell Lake May 20 - $30 Danielle Piper, Shell Lake May 21 - $30 Bradley Semm, Spooner May 22 - $30 Richard Hoff, Ladysmith May 23 - $30 Tom Klassa Sr., Shell Lake

Shell Lake Cooperatives Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio


Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2013 May 19 May 20 May 21 May 22 May 23

High Low Precip. 71 52 trace rain 84 61 .60” rain 72 45 .78” rain 60 42 .07” rain 52 39

2014 May 19 May 20 May 21 May 22 May 23

High Low Precip. 72 53 59 50 1.55” rain 76 53 64 39 69 40

Lake level: Tuesday, May 28, 2013: 1,217.54’ MSL Tuesday, May 27, 2014: 1,218.58’ MSL

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will be the same price just steps from your car at the new gas station.“ Gordy’s hopes to have construction completed on both Gordy’s Express fuel locations by July 4. Gordy Schafer opened his first grocery store in Chippewa Falls in 1966. Gordy’s has been a family owned and operated business ever since. They currently operate 12 Gordy’s grocery stores, six gas stations and started GRS Transportation Inc. in 2012. Combined, Gordy’s employs more than 1,300 people throughout westcentral Wisconsin and serves eight communities. On March 10 Gordy’s County Market officially opened its doors in

downtown Shell Lake, occupying the building that was the home to Dahlstroms Lakeside Market for over 90 years. — from Gordy’s County Market ••• PARK COUNTY, Colo. — Andy and Hope Lombard were driving on a Park County road in Colorado when they spotted a totaled car more than 100 feet down an embankment. Calling for assistance, they, along with rescue workers, were surprised to find Kristin Hopkins alive. The woman had been trapped in the overturned vehicle for at least five days before being discovered. Hopkins, a

Register Memories 1954 – 60 years ago

• William E. Erickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry I. Erickson, Shell Lake, was promoted to corporal while serving at the Tokyo Quartermaster Depot in Japan. • Burnett and Washburn County school committees met at the Washburn County Courthouse and acted upon the petition of the Woodyard School District No. 6, Town of Barronett, to attach to Joint School District No. 1, Village of Shell Lake, for elementary and high school purposes. The vote of the joint committee was 100 percent for the attachment. A hearing date was set on the attachment of District No. 5, Town of Bashaw, to the Joint District No. 1, Village of Shell Lake. • Jacob Gullickson took his oath of office to fill out his father’s term as register of deeds for Washburn County. Clerk Ole S. Soholt administered the oath. • Allan Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Johnson, Shell Lake, was selected as delegate to Badger Boys State sponsored by Shell Lake Legion Post 225.

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queen of the Heart of the North Rodeo. • The ladies of the Shell Lake Indianhead Memorial Hospital Auxiliary donated $5,230 toward a portable heart monitor to be used primarily in the hospital operating room. The total cost of the unit was $7,830 with the final $2,600 being paid by the hospital. • Linda Wennerberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wennerberg, Shell Lake, graduated with high honors from Indianhead Technical Institute - Superior with an associate degree in secretarial science. She was employed with the Department of the Air Force in Duluth, Minn. • The Rev. Virgil Amundson of Full Gospel Church in Shell Lake left for Victoria, Mexico, accompanied by 11 collegeage youth, to bring a Jeep to a missionary at Victoria. The group planned to be gone for two weeks visiting missionary workers in Mexico.

1984 – 30 years ago

• Miss Shell Lake Queen Contest princesses were Julie Shipman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shipman, and Jody and Jill Smith, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Howard W. Smith. • Candidates competing for Miss Shell Lake were JoAnne Lewis, Jane Peterson, Joyce Beardsley, Jill Swan, Bonnie Pieper, Judy Porter, Susan Bennett, Susan Hoeler, Ellen Gullickson, Nancy Welter, Sharyn Erickson, Carol Lecher and Beth Axon. • Shell Lake graduates from Wisconsin State College - River Falls were Louise Taylor, Karen Lenz, Ethel Hoffhines and Bill Hickox. • Judith A. Bitney and Guy Twining, both of Shell Lake received their degrees from Superior State College.

• A fire destroyed a 30’x64’ metal machine shed, three autos, a baler and other equipment at the Paul Schaefer home north of Shell Lake. • Britt Pockat, third-grade daughter of John and Peg Pockat, and Tim Peterson, second-grade son of David and Sally Peterson, were named Shell Lake Elementary Citizens of the Week. • Anna Marie Petz, Shell Lake, received her undergraduate degree from UWSuperior. Lisa M. Atkinson, daughter of Jimmy and Sandra Atkinson, Shell Lake, graduated from District One Technical Institute with a major in data entry operations. Suzan Butkus, Shell Lake, graduated from Wisconsin Technical Institute La Crosse from the child care and development program. • The birth of Charles Harvey Jr. to Charles and Debbra Allen, Shell Lake, was announced.

• Carrie Parker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Parker, Shell Lake, and a junior at Shell Lake High School, was chosen

• Officers for the Parent Teacher Organization were Mike Simpson, president; Mary Hemshrot, vice president; Valerie

1964 – 50 years ago

1974 – 40 years ago

single mother of four, was trapped in the car, alive, conscious and coherent but critically injured and extremely dehydrated. Hopkins survived not only the devastating crash, but also freezing nights and nearly a week without food or water. “Of course I started crying, “ Hope said. “We never expected to hear that.” Although the 44-year-old had her feet amputated, her condition is improving. Andy is the son of Dorothy Lombard, Spooner, and brother to Willie Lombard, Sarona. — from New York Daily News

1994 – 20 years ago

Haack, secretary; and Joni Christ, treasurer. • Flag corps members with the Shell Lake marching band were Nikki Oostdyk, Angie Baldocchi, Misti Anderson, Crystal Leitner, Sarah Ullom, Dana Barrett and Alana Petz. • Members of the girls track team at Shell Lake were Tanya Zaloudek, Becky Forseth, Alana Petz, Kristine Cardwell, Jenny Donatell, Julie Ekern, Misti Anderson and Sarah Ullom. • Kacey King, daughter of Linda and Dan King, Shell Lake, graduated from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn., with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and marketing with a minor in psychology.

2004 – 10 years ago

• Shell Lake athletes named to the all-conference track team were Hannah Gronning, high school shot put; Aaron Johnson, high school pole vault; Kayla Hillman, junior high pole vault; and John Cusick, junior high long jump. • Kayla Kemp, Shell Lake, was honored at the Northwest United Educators Outstanding Students banquet held at the Rice Lake WITC Conference Center. Kemp selected Sue Berlin as her most influential staff member. • Helen Pederson was once again writing news for the Heart Lake community after recuperating from having knee surgery in Eau Claire. • The Shell Lake Community Center Building Committee was approved by the Shell Lake City Council. Members assigned were Doug Downs, chairperson; Barb Peterson, city council representative; Bob Krueger, Mary Williams, Roger Lundeen, Rudy Kessler and Debby Johnson. The main thrust in re-establishing the committee was to assist the city council in determining the community center building improvements needed, review existing rates and to recommend means to increase usage.


Cakes at the Lake to start at Hunt Hill SARONA — Join the Long Lake Preservation Association for Cakes at the Lake, Saturday, June 7, at Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, N2384 Hunt Hill Road, Sarona. Enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat pancake breakfast featuring “blue-bear-y” and plain pancakes served with fresh fruit, sausage, juice and coffee from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Stick around to see Living with Bears beginning at 10 a.m., a free program featuring North Lakeland Discovery Cen-

ter naturalist Licia Johnson. Learn the biology, ecology, characteristics and how to live with the largest omnivores that roam Wisconsin’s forests.  Explore natural artifacts at the program, including skulls, tracks, a pelt from a 450pound black bear, and of course, scat. The LLPA is excited to welcome Johnson to share her knowledge and passion for the natural world. Johnson has been the naturalist and interpretive service coor-

dinator at the North Lakeland Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters for seven years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Carroll College in natural resource conservation and geography and was recently appointed to the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Board of Directors. Be on the lookout for the rest of the summer Cakes at the Lakes programs including June 28: Fascinating Loons with Loon

Ranger Barb Sabatke, July 12: Getting to Know the Real Bats with Barb and Ken Bowman from Bat Conservation of Wisconsin, Aug. 9: The Good Plants, learning about native species with UW-Madison’s Center for Limnology’s Susan Knight, and Sept. 13: Wild Rice, featuring John Haack from UW-Extension. For questions or more information call 715-635-6543, or visit — from Hunt Hill  

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Tuesday, June 3 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, June 4 • Washburn County HCE Bashaw Valley Farms and Greenhouse tour. Meet at Bashaw at 9:30 a.m. for tour and meeting to follow with bag lunch. • Free soup and sandwiches, Church of the Nazarene, Spooner, 5:30 p.m. Call 715-635-3496 to confirm. All welcome. Donations accepted. Thursday, June 5 • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Call 715-520-7999. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted. Friday, June 6 • The GWFC Spooner Woman’s Club will meet at The Potter’s Shed in Shell Lake at noon. Lunch and then paint a ceramic.  Visitors, please contact Pat at 715-8652250 for further information. Friday & Saturday, June 6 & 7 • Birding Blitz. Learn all about bird banding at Hunt Hill Audunon Sanctuary. Register by May 23. 715-635-6543 or


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• Tri-County Dairy Breakfast, Washburn County Fairgrounds, Spooner, 6:30-10:30 a.m., petting zoo, FFA alumni silent auction, horse and wagon rides, music and more • Railroad Heritage Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Spooner Depot. 715-635-3325 or go to • Sailboat races on Shell Lake. Sunday, June 15 • Arts center master jazz concert at Darrell Aderman Auditorium, 7 p.m. For more information visit the Shell Lake Arts Center or call 715-4682414. Monday, June 16 • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner. • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 5 p.m. group activity, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6-7 p.m. meeting, Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 715-635-4669. • Northwoods Jazz Combo at the lakeside pavilion in Shell Lake, 7:30 p.m. Visit the Shell Lake Arts Center or call 715-468-2414. Tuesday, June 17 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m., at the lodge. • Games and activities, 1 p.m., Friendship Commons, Shell Lake Senior Center.


Friday, May 30 • Relay for Life at the Shell Lake High School, 6 p.m. to midnight. Breaking Chains providing music and DJ. Survivors reception 5 p.m., high school commons. • Washburn County Genealogical Society meeting 1:30p.m., at the city hall meeting room, library building, 501 1st St., Shell Lake. Two programs at the end of the meeting will be Show and Tell Family Photos and Workshop Suggestions. The public is welcome to attend. Saturday, May 31 • Stone Lake Lions fish fry, 4-7 p.m. at Lions Hall.

Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8 • DNR Free Fishing Weekend. Saturday June 7 • Cakes at the Lake, breakfast 8 a.m. Program: Living with Bears, presented by North Lakeland Discovery Center naturalist Licia Johnson, 10 a.m. Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, Sarona, 715-635-6543, • Chuck Revak Memorial Kids Fishing Day, 10-11:30 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, Spooner. Contact the Lakeland Family Resource Center, 715-635-4669 • Family Festival, Washburn County Fairgrounds, Spooner, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 715-468-2812. • Shell Lake Sailing Club banquet, Lakeview Bar & Grill. Cocktails 6 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m. • Benefit for Glen and Irene Eby to cover medical expenses, 4-6 p.m., Trego Community Church, W5635 Park St., Trego. Freewill offering collected. Spaghetti dinner. Silent auction. Sunday, June 8 • Badger Wheels Car Show, 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Spooner fairgrounds. Breakfast 7 a.m., 715-635-9502. Tuesday, June 10 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 11 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. • The board of directors for the Railroad Memories Museum meeting, 1 p.m., Spooner City Hall. All volunteers welcome. Thursday, June 12 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. Friday, June 13 • SLAC Benefit jazz concert with Rebecca Macone at the Potter’s Shed, 7 p.m. Visit or call 715-468-2414. Saturday, June 14 • 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.



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Big Top Chautauqua gets new canvas tent Tent is 483 feet in circumference Glen Moberg | WPR BAYFIELD – Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua is putting up a brand-new, massive canvas tent for this year’s concert schedule in Bayfield. Despite the higher cost of canvas, the Big Top managers refuse to switch to vinyl. The new tent is 483 feet in circumference, with 2,100 yards of royal blue canvas and 900 yards of pearl gray canvas. Operations manager Phil Anich has been with Big Top Chautauqua from the start – in good weather and bad. He said the tent is a unique feature. “The tent, there is really something special about it. It is so much like a ship, seemingly acres of canvas that are in the air, that are held down by ropes and poles,” he said. “When the wind is nailing it, when the rain is coming down so hard that you can barely hear yourself think, it’s really quite an adventure.” But there were too many adventures for

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“We had unbelievable windstorms up here, which, when you combine it with the age of our canvas, our seams ripped, our canvas ripped,” Penney-Ritter said. The cost of replacing the canvas tent skyrocketed, from $85,000 seven years ago to $140,000 today. And although vinyl is cheaper, Penny-Ritter said it’s not an option. “Vinyl, it’s like a plastic wall, and the sound hits it and then comes back at you from all angles, and it’s really kind of sharp on your ears, whereas canvas is like a breathing organism,” Penney-Ritter said. Seeing a concert inside the breathing organism is special, according to “Tent Show Radio” host Michael Perry. “Seeing the show under canvas is absolutely special.  I always say that place, it’s supposed to hold 900, but it makes them feel like a cozy dozen,” Perry said. “And the sound of the audience and the music coming off that canvas, there’s just this gentleness to it.” It’s the fifth new tent in Big Top Chautauqua’s 28-year history. 

19th-annual Family Festival planned Kids Fishing Day also June 7 SPOONER — School is ending, what a better way to celebrate summer than to attend the Washburn County Family Festival with your children or grandchildren? The 19th-annual Family Festival will be held on Saturday, June 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Washburn County Fairgrounds at the south end of Spooner. This event is held rain or shine; come prepared to have a good time and enjoy free food and entertainment. As in past years, there will be fun and

exciting events and activities for children of all ages. This year there will be a horsedrawn wagon giving rides. The Spooner Police Department will again be hosting the bike rodeo. Children are encouraged to bring their own bikes. The Spooner Police Department will have prizes consisting of bike helmets and other bike accessories. The Shell Lake Cub Scouts will be bringing a giant bouncy castle. There will also be a DJ entertaining all afternoon. Several exhibitors will have fun games and activities to stimulate creativity that all will find enjoyable. Food will be served throughout the day. Again, all events and food are free of charge.

Another exciting event this year is the fifth-annual Chuck Revak Memorial Fishing Day for kids. Revak loved the outdoors, and teaching kids how to fish was one of his many passions. To honor his memory and continue his legacy, a day to celebrate kids and fishing will be held at the Veterans Memorial Park in Spooner on Saturday, June 7, from 10-11:30 am. All fishing equipment will be provided, and plenty of trained staff will guide the kids through three different stations—casting, fish identification, and fishing rules and safety tips. This is also a free event. This event is staffed and sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources and family

and friends of Revak. Building memories with your children and grandchildren is priceless. Time spent together is invaluable. Come make sweet memories and bring your children fishing and then over to the Washburn County Family Festival for an amazing day. What a great way to kick off summer. — from Lakeland Family Resource Center

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C O M M U N I T Y   H A P P E N I N G S Monday: First Friends Playgroup open to all children, 10 a.m.-noon. Focus on infants and caregivers with sensory stimulation and movement experiences. Art project materials provided, closes with circle music time and instrument exploration. Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. Monday & Thursday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Daily fee includes lunch, program of crafts, exercise, games, music, quiet time. Call 715-635-4367. Tuesday: Women Healing Women support group, every other Tuesday, 4-5:30 p.m. Contact Time-Out Family Abuse Shelter Outreach office at 103 Oak St., Spooner, WI 54801. Wednesday: Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, open from noon-3 p.m. Kidstime-Parentime 10 a.m.-noon. Learn, discuss, share ideas and experience to enrich parenting skills. Preselected art or play materials available for children of all ages. Last Wednesday of the month, potluck at 11:15 a.m. Thursday: Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake. • Library Fun For Little Ones, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Shell Lake Public

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Opportunity to help On Friday, May 30, the Shell Lake High School track field will be alive with activity. No, it won’t be the conference track meet. It will be the 17th-annual Washburn County American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Cancer is a disease that touches the lives of everyone. You may be a cancer survivor. Perhaps it is your spouse, child, grandparent, friend or neighbor that has battled this life-altering disease. Cancer can affect anyone at any age. It seemed that heart disease and stroke had claimed the majority of my deceased relatives, until in most recent years. My mom has lost both her sister and brother to lung cancer. Already in 2014, my

dad’s first cousin lost his two-year battle with leukemia and my mom’s cousin lost his 32-yearold daughter to brain cancer after her courageous six-month battle. She left behind a husband and two young children. It wasn’t until 2010 Washburn County Relay For Li f e Hon orary Chair Trudy Druschba shared her story in October 2013 about metastatic breast cancer for Register readers that some of

us became aware of what she was going through. Two of my niece Emily’s friends have faced their own battles with cancer. Two years ago, friend Samantha, at age 22, went through treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Emily’s friend Ali’s 2-yearold daughter, Reagan, has undergone seven months of treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. She recently found out she will need to continue treatments. Just as her family is optimistic about her hair returning, they are also looking forward to her being declared cancer free. Progress is being made in the fight against cancer. Unfortunately there are so many different forms of the dreaded

disease. With early detection and treatment the effects of the disease can be slowed. It takes money to not only do research; there are also administrative costs involved just like there is in any business. This year’s relay in Shell Lake will be different than in past years. Rather than be an all-night walk, the event will be from 6 p.m. until midnight. Among all the other scheduled activities throughout the evening, the Christian band Broken Chains will be the DJ and provide music. You may ask yourself, “What can I do in the fight against cancer?” Are you able to support the annual Washburn County Relay For Life by making a donation and perhaps joining in the walk?

Beyond the office door • Suzanne Johnson Area writers corner Not a real parade Mary B. Olsen henever the word parade comes up, one thinks of troops of Scouts and a band and decorated floats, with people standing along a street to cheer. There are all sorts of parades, many of them political, or fashioned on some theme. Then there are unreal parades, like the Easter parade, which never happens. Yes, people dress up for the occasion, but they do not take to the street. From the time I was very young, there was a new kind of parade that we could


hear on the radio. Every Saturday night, while my family tuned in to the “Barn Dance” on WLS from Chicago, the program that many other people heard was called “Your Hit Parade.” It was a parade of songs. That program probably attracted more listeners than us unsophisticated townspeople who liked farmer music. Some years later it became more attractive for me when I was growing up and humming popular songs with words that you couldn’t hardly shake out of your head. The 60-minute radio program ran on radio from 1935 until 1955 and went over to TV from 1950 until 1959. The

Spooner students to be part of State Honors Music Project MADISON — The Wisconsin School Music Association State Honors Music Project brings Wisconsin’s top young musicians to work together with nationally known conductors in a highly disciplined, professional setting. Roughly 2,000 students statewide in grades 9, 10 and 11 apply each year for the chance to participate. After an intense audition process in February, approximately 430 students total were selected for membership in five different ensembles: Band, orchestra, mixed choir, treble choir and jazz ensemble.

Spooner High School Music Department students Spencer Peck, mixed choir; Annabelle Revak, treble choir; Gracia Gormong, treble choir; and Ally Jacoby, orchestra, have been invited to participate in the 2014 High School State Honors Music Project. This involves a summer camp where work will begin on a program of collegiate level repertoire. The project will culminate in a concert next fall at the Overture Center in Madison in conjunction with the Wisconsin Music Educators Conference. — from the Spooner High School Music Department

show started out on both NBC and CBS in 1936 and 1937. During its 24-year-run the show had 19 orchestra leaders and 52 singers or groups. Every Saturday night they played songs that made their top 15 list from information on sales of sheet music, phonograph recordings and songs played on jukeboxes during the week. On Nov. 9, 1935, the maestro, Al Goodman, and his orchestra, along with featured singers, tickled the airwaves with the songs listened to by more Americans. They began with a countdown of the least popular No. 15, leading to the dramatic three finalists, the top three songs on “Your Hit Parade,” and listeners held their breath, hoping for their favorite to be the top song for the week. It was like a beauty contest with songs. They were performed live for the radio audience. Their first No. 1 song was “Soon,” sung by Bing Crosby. There were singers and their songs that meant a lot to people at the time, because there was a kind of romance attached to popular songs. Boys and girls would have adopted “their song,” and young people heard the songs at dances. Singers I remember were Wee Bonnie Baker, Dorothy Collins, Georgia Gibbs, Doris Day, and Dick Haymes, Snooky Lanson and Frank Sinatra. They say Frank didn’t stay with the show. He sang “Don’t Fence Me In” and improvised the lyrics. He thought it was too long or else he forgot the lyrics. They wanted the songs played as written.

The sponsor of “Your Hit Parade” was Lucky Strike Tobacco. In their ads they had two tobacco auctioneers taking bids as if the listeners were at a tobacco auction. The years of World War II were stressful as men went off to war and defense plants went into production. These were the generations that faced the Great Depression and wartime, and the rationing and shortages of products at home. Servicemen listened to the hits on the radio. Music from home was welcomed with open ears by the sailors and soldiers and those they left behind. People found some relief from their difficulties by going to movies that cost a dime or 12 cents or a quarter. Or they could be at home listening to popular music, one of the ties that bind. Music fans could listen to find out which song made No. 1 on the hit parade. In 1950 the program went to TV and it lasted until 1959. They had a half-hour show and they could listen to the commercial jingle sung by The Hit Paraders, choral singers. Then the program ended with their goodbye song, “So Long for A While.” So long for a while. That’s all the songs for a while. So long to “Your Hit Parade.” And the songs that you picked to be played. So long!

ICHC presents scholarships SHELL LAKE — Indianhead Community Health Care Inc. presented $3,000 worth of scholarships to four Shell Lake graduates during Awards Day on Thursday, May 22. Since 1972, ICHC has presented scholarships to graduating Shell Lake High School students planning to go into the medical field. Shell Lake seniors receiving scholarships were Hana Anderson, Jennifer Connell, Shania Pokorny and Carley Andrysiak. Anderson plans to attend UW-Milwaukee to become a physician

assistant. Connell will be attending Winona State University for nursing. Pokorny will study nursing at Viterbo University. Andrysiak plans to attend UW-Barron County and then attend Columbia College of Nursing before going on to the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health MD program. ICHC also offers continuing education scholarships to employees of Indianhead Medical Center, Glenview, Terraceview and the Shell Lake Clinic. — Suzanne Johnson

Selected to participate in Wisconsin School Music Association State Honors Music Project are Spooner students (L to R): Spencer Peck, Annabelle Revak, Gracia Gormong and Ally Jacoby. — Photo submitted

Mobile service office to offer assistance to disabled veterans RICE LAKE — So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they have earned. There is so much to know and so many changes from one year to the next. That is why the nonprofit Disabled American Veterans and the HarleyDavidson Foundation have teamed up to offer help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the Rice Lake Harley-Davidson, look for DAV™s Portable Service Canopy, 2801

South Wisconsin Ave., Rice Lake, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., on Saturday, May 31, to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available. This event is part of the nationwide Harley™s Heroes tour and is free to all veterans and members of their families. For further information concerning this event, please contact NSO Derrick Williams at 414-902-5736. — from DAV

Patti Naglosky, board member, presented ICHC scholarships on Thursday, May 22, to (L to R): Carley Andrysiak, Jennifer Connell, Hana Anderson and Shania Pokorny. — Photo by Larry Samson

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Shell Lake graduates recognized with scholarships SHELL LAKE — The 2014 Awards Day was held at the Shell Lake High School on Thursday, May 22. Representatives of area businesses and community organizations presented scholarships to Shell Lake’s graduating seniors. Scholarships and recipients: Aage Duch Memorial: Jennifer Connell Allan Rylander Memorial: David Brereton Allied Waste Services: Ryan Melton Anonymous Donor: Shania Pokorny, Kristen Kraetke, Tanner Williams, Katie Gronning, Jennifer Connell, David Brereton, Colleen Knoop and Beau Skluzacek. Barron Electric Cooperative: Ryan Melton Barronett Civic Club: Colleen Knoop Charles Lewis Memorial: Ryan Melton and Rachel Mechtel Clinton and Dottie DesJardins Masonic: Tanner Williams Debbie Sandstrom Memorial: Brianna Schaefer Edward and Mary Jones Memorial Ag-

ricultural: Beau Skluzacek Eleanor Hanson Arrasmith Memorial: Shania Pokorny FFA Alumni, FFA Chapter and Livestock Shippers Association: Beau Skluzacek, Rachel Mechtel and Ryan Melton Hildegarde Hess Schultz Memorial: Kristen Kraetke Indianhead Community Health Care Inc.: Hana Anderson, Jennifer Connell, Shania Pokorny and Carley Andrysiak Indianhead Credit Union – Elaine Johnson Memorial: Colleen Knoop Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association: David Brereton Irene Wigchers Memorial: Adam Hungerbuhler Jane A. Winton Memorial: Katie Gronning Karen Swan Memorial: Colleen Knoop Marianna Spafford Memorial: Carley Andrysiak Mary E. Jones Memorial Math Scholarship: Colleen Knoop Nebel Family: Adam Hungerbuhler

Dr. Jeff Dunham presented Ryan Melton and Rachel Mechtel with a Lions Club Scholarship.

Ward Winton presented Katie Gronning with the Jane A. Winton Memorial Scholarship.

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Northwoods Community Credit Union: Kristen Kraetke Patricia A. Spafford Smith/Marie Kennedy Memorial: Kristen Kraetke Peterson Family Honorarium: Beau Skluzacek Ray and Virginia (Sue) Heilborne Masonic: Kristen Kraetke Red Cross: Rachel Mechtel Shell Lake Clinic: Hannah Cassel Shell Lake Lions Club: Rachel Mechtel and Ryan Melton Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge: Colleen Knoop and David Brereton Shell Lake School District Support Staff: Katie Gronning Spooner Garden Club: Beau Skluzacek Tarbox Family Scholarships in Memory of Hugh Miller and Jim Cassidy: Hannah Cassel and Adam Hungerbuhler Trudy Druschba Memorial: Kristen Kraetk Winifred J. Johnecheck Memorial Agricultural: Beau Skluzacek Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship: Lynsey Hagen Wisconsin American Legion Auxiliary Merit and Memorial: Kristen Kraetke WITC-Opportunity Builders: Rachel Mechtel WITC-Soltis Family: Colleen Knoop

In a very special moment during the award ceremony, Greg Druschba presented the Trudy Druschba Memorial Scholarship to Kristen Kraetke. WITC-Charles and Carol Levine: Colleen Knoop WITC-Rice Lake: Rachel Mechtel

Lee Swan presented Colleen Knoop with the Karen Swan Memorial Scholarship at the Shell Lake High School Awards Day ceremony on Thursday, May 22.

Winning the Marine Corps Athletic Award were Sam Livingston and Hannah Cassel. Presenting the distinguished award is Sgt. Hessel.

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The 2014 Washburn County High School graduating class shown (L to R): McKenzie Hudson, Anthony Landsverk, Morgan Le Van, Romello Masuca, Carly Skille and Abby Williamson. McKenzie Hudson was the student speaker giving thanks to her teachers for working so hard for her and the other students at the Washburn County High School.

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LEFT: Romello Masuca talked about the opportunities that are now available because of the diplomas they have earned. He plans to enlist in the Marines in the fall. Serving his country and earning a chance for secondary education are his priorities now that he has graduated.


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ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK Salem, Charlie, Rogue and Stitch, Brownie, Bits and Boo. How hard it would be to pick one, I ask, what would you do. There’s baby kitten Luna, Just 8 weeks but oh so bold. Then Lucky and sweet Vash, They both are over 8 years old. Miracle had frostbite, Now he hasn’t any ears. That’s why cats shouldn’t live outdoors, That’s one of many fears. Two handsome boys I’ll mention next, Their markings so unique. It’s Wrench and Target, tabby cats, You’ll want to take a peek. That leaves us with just one last cat, We thought he was a she. Shade says a home is all he wants, Part of a family. Come look at one, see what you think, Perhaps you will like two. For everybody needs a friend, We all know this is true. Cats for adoption: 2-year-old spayed black/brown shorthair tabby; 2-year-old neutered black/brown shorthair tiger; two 2-year-old neutered shorthairs, one gray/white tiger and one black/white; 10-month-old orange/white male shorthair tiger; 9-month-old male black shorthair; 7-year-old neutered/declawed black medium-hair; 2-year-old neutered gray/white shorthair tiger; 2-1/2-year-old male black/gray shorthair tabby; 2-year-old neutered black medium-hair; 1-yearold neutered black/brown shorthair tabby; 2-year-old male gray/white shorthair with frostbitten ears and a 11-month-old neutered orange/white medium-hair tabby. Dogs for adoption: 8-year-old spayed brown/white JRT; 2-year-old male black Lab mix; 3-year-old spayed Lab/boxer mix and 3-1/2-year-old neutered black/ gray springer/Aussi mix. Also for adoption: 2-year-old female calico guinea pig. Remember to sign up for our Par for Pets golf fundraiser that will be held Sunday, June 8.  Call the Spooner Golf Course to preregister at 715-635-3580 or register that day.

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Charles E. Rylander Charles E. Rylander, 82, passed away from multiple myeloma at home in Sacramento, Calif., on May 6, 2014. Born in Chicago, Ill., on March 5, 1932, Charles grew up in Shell Lake. Graduating from high school in 1950, he enlisted in the Air Force. Serving for 20 years as an aircraft instructor, he served in many locations including Japan, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam. Later he was employed at Methodist Hospital of Sacramento as

chief engineer for 10 years. Charles is survived by his wife, Gloria, of 60 years; children Linda (Larry), Rosemount, Minn., Susan (Eddie), Oroville, Calif., and Steven (Leticia) and Mark of Sacramento, Calif. He was blessed with 13 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Memorial services were held at Southpointe Christian Center on May 10.

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Volunteers hanging a giant mosaic in the Shell Lake Post Office recently were Marty Dolny, Mary Dosch, Greg Park and Denise Bosak. Also helping but not available for photo was Lupe Craft. — Photos by Larry Samson

(Behind the county fairgrounds)


Senior lunch menu

Monday, June 2: Creamed chicken over biscuits, fresh garden salad with dressing, chocolate-chip cookie. Tuesday, June 3: Honey-baked ham, au gratin potatoes, cold spinach and craisin salad with vinaigrette dressing, apple turnover. Wednesday, June 4: Tender roast pork, whipped sweet potatoes, corn O’Brien, apricots. Thursday, June 5: California burger on a wheat bun, potato salad, baked beans, ice-cream sundaes. Friday, June 6: Summer chef salad with ham, cheese, veggies, egg, bread stick, fresh berry pie. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, call your senior center to confirm. Menu subject to change. All meals served with bread, butter, coffee, milk and water. The Shell Lake After-School students, with the help of Mary Dosch of Brickyard Pottery, have been working on this mosaic of Life in Shell Lake. The mosaic was assembled at school on concrete panels and hung and finished on the wall at the Shell Lake Post Office.

Thank You

Gary LaVeau Kevin and Sandy Roe and Family Renee and Ed Anderson and Family Gwen and Brent Mitchell and Family LeRoy and Dorene Drake and Family

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The family of Norma Roe-LaVeau would like to express our thanks for all the kindnesses shown during our loss. For all the cards, letters and prayers and kind words of sympathy. To Pastor Ron for his message of hope and the Spooner Wesleyan Church for the use of their facilities. To the ladies who provided and served the lunch and all who blessed the family with their presence and to Skinner Funeral Home for their gracious services.


The family of Laurel Harr would like to thank everyone for the kind expressions of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement. Special thanks to the staff of the Shell Lake Indianhead Medical Center, the Skinner Funeral Home, and to Fr. Ed Anderson and the St. Joseph Catholic Church community. Your sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be gratefully remembered and deeply appreciated.

Sincerely, The Laurel Harr Family

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Many waters, nany stories, one special place

could make the North Woods and Waters of the St. Croix National Heritage Area the nation’s 50th NaEditor’s note: This is the first in a four-part series tional Heritage Area. about the proposed North Woods and Waters of the National Heritage Areas celebrate important parts St. Croix National Heritage Area. of American history and culture. They require Congressional designation and can receive technical NORTHWEST WISCONSIN – If you ask just about assistance from the National Park Service, yet they anyone who knows and loves the St. Croix River re- are managed locally and participation is purely volgion, they’ll tell you this is a special untary. They encourage colplace. Everyone can share a littlelaboration across traditional known story, whether it’s about the boundaries and provide oprocks that are millions of years old, portunities to promote rethe fur trade and logging eras, the gional heritage tourism, as arrival of European immigrants, well as opening the doors adventures on wild rivers, conserfor new funding sources. vation leaders like Gaylord Nelson Heritage areas do not have and Sigurd Olson, or the enduring any regulatory or land use presence of the Ojibwe and Dakota authority that can interfere today. with private property rights. Nobody has asked what makes The in-depth feasibility this place special quite like the Herstudy describes why the St. itage Initiative has been asking for Croix region is a great fit the past few years. And now it has for National Heritage Area produced a document that captures designation. It’s a finding our region’s history, culture and that reflects more than 600 natural splendor. people who have offered This month, the Heritage Initiatheir stories, their ideas, and tive is asking neighbors, colleagues, their support over the past and friends throughout the region few years. The study also to weigh in on a feasibility study offers the opinions of histofor a National Heritage Area in the rians, cultural geographers, 8,000 square miles that are defined researchers, writers and othby the St. Croix River in northwesters who have been consulted ern Wisconsin and eastern Minnethroughout the project. sota. The study makes the case that The case for designation A paddle wheeler at the Dalles of the St. Croix. this area is deserving of national – Photo by Jim Denham, jimdenhamphotography. includes many common storecognition for its stories and spe- com ries with a multitude of hericial places. If successful, Congress tage assets to interpret those Greg Seitz | Special to the Register

Forts Folle Avoine on the Yellow River near Danbury is the only place on the continent where two competing fur trading companies were located in such close proximity to one another. – Photo courtesy Forts Folle Avoine

A hunting party at their hunting shack near Cable. – Photo courtesy of Riegel Historic Collection

Wild rice harvesting in Northwest Wisconsin. – Photo by John Haack

Participants compete at the Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward. – Photo courtesy Lumberjack World Championships®

stories. As an example, you can go to the Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward, celebrating the workers who logged the region, and then visit the boom site at Stillwater, Minn., where the logs ended up before heading to the mills, financing lumber barons mansions which still adorn many of the region’s towns. To visit either location is fascinating, yet to visit both is to get a much fuller picture of a robust industry that fueled America’s western expansion. Visitors might also come to explore museums dedicated to the experience of European immigrants in the 19th century, to attend an Ojibwe powwow and travel through lands that have been their home for centuries. They might come for a classic North Woods lake resort experience and go canoeing down a beautiful river, where white pines still stand on sandstone and basalt bluffs. The list goes on. It probably sounds pretty familiar to anyone who lives in east-central Minnesota or northwestern Wisconsin. The similarities are why it makes sense to look at this region as a whole, to share our goals for stewardship and prosperous communities. National Heritage Area designation for the St. Croix watershed region could show our children and grandchildren how fortunate they are to live in a beautiful, interesting place. It could show the country that this is a destination worth traveling to and spending a couple of weeks exploring. It could provide the foundation for a small business in Minnesota to partner with a historical society in Wisconsin, a municipal government along the Namekagon to collaborate with an arts festival on the Kinnickinnic, a local business organization on the Kettle River to share resources with a tourism group promoting a festival on the Sunrise River, an Ojibwe band to work with nature centers and schools to teach native ways. The feasibility study explains these ideas and more. It’s available at or at local libraries around the region. The Heritage Initiative Task Force is interested in feedback from everyone, and has provided a form on the website. Comments and questions can be sent to Readers can likely think of a dozen stories and places and projects that could be part of a National Heritage Area. “Imagine the possibilities” has been an informal theme of the Heritage Initiative, and everyone is invited to use their imagination with this opportunity.


Public participation in the Heritage Initiative Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series about the proposed North Woods and Waters of the St. Croix National Heritage Area. Part one of this series introduced and defined what is meant by National Heritage Area status. Danette Olsen | Special to the Register NORTHWEST WISCONSIN – Community engagement. This is a term that can be a bit of a cliché these days. It can mean many different things to generate community dialogue or to gain community input.  In 2010, the citizen-led Heritage Initiative Task Force committed to robust community engagement to determine whether or not the St. Croix watershed region is worthy of designation as a National Heritage Area. The community engagement time line and experience In August of 2010, the task force voted unanimously to begin a study of the entire watershed, 8,000 square miles, as a potential National Heritage Area. In February and March of 2011, five full-day briefings were held with business leaders, agencies, community leaders, and other key stakeholders. Taking place in St. Croix Falls, Hinckley and Spooner, the purpose of the briefings was to gather preliminary responses to the concept. Nearly 130 community leaders participated in these conversations. Armed with advice from the briefings, the task force better understood the need for a larger study team to launch

The Heritage Players from Festival Theatre in St. Croix Falls performed at one of the National Heritage Area meetings. – Photos submitted

a full-blown feasibility study. This team initially included the task force itself (12 volunteers from different parts of the watershed), the St. Croix Valley Foundation, the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, and two consulting firms: Creative Community Builders and Point Heritage Development Consulting.  From June 2011 through May 2013, this study team developed and carried out a comprehensive community engagement strategy. The strategy included a series of community meetings, outreach to elected officials, interviews with capac-

There was standing room only at the Heritage Summit in Taylors Fall, Minn.

A Heritage Discovery Workshop was held at the Sawmill Saloon in Seeley.

ity advisers, consultation with tribal nations connected to the watershed, and a communications plan. Along the way, the study team grew to include a team to implement the communications plan and nine subject-matter experts in the areas of geology, social history, environmental history, cultural resources, tribal history, and regional interpretation. Sixteen public meetings in communities across the watershed lay at the core of the community engagement strategy. These meetings were organized into three rounds, with each round building upon the accomplishments of the previous one. This structure helped create a broad network of citizens and organizations with a shared vision for the future of the region. Included were 10 Heritage Discovery Workshops, held in the winter and spring of 2012; four regional gatherings, fall 2012; and a final Heritage Summit, May 2012, where the findings were presented over the course of two sessions. More than 600 people participated directly in these events. Public meetings at a glance The Heritage Discovery Workshops were held in 10 counties throughout the region and were designed to introduce the concept as well as to consider ways that National Heritage Area designation might help address local needs.  The meetings provided the opportunity for participants to share key stories and cultural traditions within the region and to identify existing natural, cultural, historical and scenic resources. A total of 286 people attended the workshops, representing a combined 10,412 years of

experience in the region. This input was captured in an events record that can be viewed at  In all, participants identified 414 stories and more than 300 important resources. The regional gatherings invited participants to four meeting sites: Shell Lake, Taylors Falls, Minn., Hudson and Hinckley, Minn.  At these gatherings, findings from the Heritage Discovery Workshops were shared and participants considered the ways in which communities throughout the watershed are interconnected.  Potential interpretive themes, resources and possible boundaries for a National Heritage Area were among the topics of discussion at the regional gatherings. Approximately 200 citizens participated in these meetings. The final community meetings were held in May 2013 with 150 citizens from across the region convening in Taylors Falls.  Findings from the two-year study were presented and participants were asked to voice their support for one of four choices to share the region’s history, create economic vitality, and to steward the region’s resources in a way that would protect and honor our heritage: a) pursue national designation; b) establish a bistate heritage area; c) establish a local heritage area; or d) no action.  More than 95 percent of participants voted to seek congressional designation as a National Heritage Area.   Community engagement in summary To gain designation as a National Heritage Area is no easy task, in fact it takes an act of the U.S. Congress. Therefore, a case must be made to Congress and vetted by the Department of the Interior that the area under consideration has an overarching story of national significance to share and the interpretive sites to uphold heritage tourism activities. Citizen review is beginning now of the feasibility study that makes the case that this area is deserving of national recognition for its stories and special places. If successful, the North Woods and Waters of the St. Croix National Heritage Area would be our nation’s 50th National Heritage Area. The feasibility study is available at or at local libraries around the region. The Heritage Initiative Task Force is interested in feedback from everyone, and has provided a form on the website. Comments and questions can be sent to Coming next week: The people behind the scenes who have been part of the National Heritage Initiative conversation.

End of a journey


Principal Don Peterson hugs Cody Mayer as he walks across the stage.

Photos by Larry Samson

Anthony Wey started his journey in the Spooner Area School District before transferring to Shell Lake in middle school. He is seen with Superintendent Jim Connell and Principal Don Peterson.

Katie Soltis shakes Mr. Peterson’s hand as she receives her diploma. It has been a 13-year journey for her. She is leaving the only school she has ever known.

One journey begins where another journey ends. Hannah Cassel is finishing out her journey. She is walking out of school ready to tackle the challenges that await her. The young boy is just beginning his journey. He has a lot to learn in such a short time. He will be guided by teachers and staff, but ultimately it is his journey.

Valedictorians Hannah Cassel and Lynsey Hagen await their opportunity to address their class while salutatorian Shania Pokorny recounts the years they spent together in school.

Some traditions never die or fade away. The Shell Lake Class of 2014 shed their graduation caps as they finish their journey. While they may miss the school they are fond of, they are ready to move on.


Memorial Day observance held at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery

For the Welsch family, Memorial Day is a family tradition of remembering the men and women who have served our country in time of peace and war. Chief Warrant Officer Trevor Welsch is a member of the Minnesota National Guard, 84th Troop Command. He is the Douglas County Veterans Service officer. He and his family, Dori, Brody and Ella, live in rural Trego. His family handed out flowers and programs to the visitors, and he read the names of those who were interred in the cemetery within the past year.

Kathy Bender, Jill Mattyis and Alyssa Smith posted the colors. The women veterans are members of the United Women Veterans Northwest Chapter.

Photos by Larry Samson

Dave Schmitz, in a Marine T6 trainer, does a flyby to start the Memorial Day celebration at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, May 24. The theme of this year’s celebration was Remembering Those Who Dared All for the Prize of Freedom. Jeff Fox flew an L19 observation plane in the same flyover.

Greg Owens leads the Patriot Guard in prayer before they take their position on the perimeter of the event symbolizing their support for the veterans and their families. About half of the Patriot Guard are veterans.


Shell Lake holds Memorial Day services

Olivia Kunselman had the best seat along the parade route as she enjoys her father’s marching band in near-perfect weather.

Sisters Molly and Katie Slater are members of the Shell Lake High School Deb Nebel places and salutes the memorial wreath. The wreath is the symbol of those men and flag squad. women who made the ultimate sacrifice to their country.

Photos by Larry Samson

Natalie Smith played taps for the Shell Lake Memorial Day celebration held Monday, May 26, at Memorial Park. She later played taps at the Shell Lake Veterans Cemetery for the graveside program.

Wisconsin state Rep. Stephen Smith, D-Shell Lake, was the keynote speaker for the Shell Lake Memorial Day program. The distinguished guest is seated to his right representing prisoners of war and missing in action. We must never forget the soldiers and their families.

The Shell Lake Honor Guard retiring the colors and performing the traditional rifle salute.


Spooner Memorial Day

John Leckel, a veteran of the Army and Army Reserves, walks to place the memorial wreath as those in attendance look on.

Doc Corrie stands respectfully as Caitlyn Fielding (not shown) reads the names of service members laid to rest. Corrie served in the Army for over 20 years.

Milan Johnson holds his hand over his heart for the Pledge of Allegiance. Johnson’s grandfather, Bruce Davenport, is a 26-year United States Air Force veteran. Davenport was also the speaker at this year’s service.

Photos by Danielle H. Moe

Monique Clark holds her daughters’ hands, Ashley and Reagan, during the opening prayer of the Memorial Day service held at the Spooner Veterans Memorial Waterfront Park on Monday, May 26.

The Spooner Area Veterans Honor Guard members stand at attention as the Spooner High School marching band plays “God Bless America.”

Alex MacDonell, a junior at Spooner High School, plays taps at the end of the Spooner Memorial Day service.

The reflections of service-goers and Bruce Davenport are visible in the polished surface of a memorial inscribed with the names of individuals that served the country. Davenport spoke about the history of Memorial Day noting that it was not recognized as an official national holiday until 1971.

The honor guard gave a 21-gun salute in the course of the service.



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Lakers have several all-conference track athletes

ST. CROIX FALLS — The high school conference meet held Tuesday, May 20, at St. Croix Falls, brought out a night of great competition and excitement for the Shell Lake team. “As a team we were competing against a school that is in a division bigger than us who also has many excellent athletes.  We knew it would be close but we knew it could be possible with the athletes we have this year.  As the night ended we were second team allconference behind St. Croix Falls by five points but I could not be prouder of our athletes as many of them had the races of their lives,” praised Katrina Granzin, Laker track coach. “We had a number of athletes stepping up for the team, trying to earn points  in events they normally would not do. We had Lindsey Martin run the 100-meter hurdles, which she had not done since junior high, and she placed eighth,” explained Granzin. “Jesi Sando ran a total of 3.5 miles when she was used to 1.5 and finished second and fifth in them. Having their personal lifetime best in their events were David Brereton who jumped for the first time this year and Sheri Clark who ran her lifetime best time in the 300M hurdles. Others who had their personal best efforts were Amber Anderson in the 100 and 200M dash and almost improved in the high jump by jumping what could have been 5’ but sat on the bar, rather than arching over with her form. Marty Anderson improved his 110 hurdles. Kaelin Laub and Arianna Udovich both improved their 800M run. Lauren Osborn and Tanner Williams improved their 400, Shania Pokorny improved both her 200 and 400, and Dominic Hopke improved his 100M dash while Luke Fogelberg improved his 100 and 200M dash.”

All-conference athletes: Shania Pokorny: 200M dash, 400M dash, triple jump and 4x400M relay Nicole Mikula: 100M hurdles, 300M hurdles, long jump and 4x100 Lindsey Martin: long jump, 4x100M relay and 4x200M relay

Trevor Anderson hands off to Caleb LaFave in a relay.

Photos by Marty Seeger unless otherwise noted Amber Anderson: 100M dash and 4x100M relay Colleen Knoop: discus and shot put Hana Anderson: 4x100M relay and 4x200M relay Emma Thomas: 4x200M relay and 4x400M relay Sheri Clark: 4x200M relay and 4x400M relay Jesi Sando: 1,600M run David Brereton: triple jump Lauren Osborn: 4x400M relay

All-conference honorable mention Amber Anderson: high jump Sheri Clark: 300M hurdles Placing at conference First place: 4x100M relay team consisting of Amber Anderson, Hana Anderson, Lindsey Martin and Nicole Mikula with a time of 52.95; Amber Anderson in the 100M dash with a 13.24; Shania Pokorny in the 400M dash with a 1:00.86, in the 200M dash with a 27.42 and in the triple jump with a 34’5.5”; Colleen Knoop in the

Hana Anderson was named all-conference in the 4x100M relay and 4x200M relay at the conference track meet held in St. Croix Falls on Tuesday, May 20.

discus with a throw of 101’4”; Nicole Mikula in the long jump with a jump of 16” and in the 300M hurdles with a 50.99. Second place: 4x200M relay team consisting of Hana Anderson, Emma Thomas, Lindsey Martin and Shari Clark with a time of 1:54.74; and 4x400M relay consisting of Shari Clark, Emma Thomas, Lauren Osborn and Shania Pokorny with a 4:30.6; Nicole Mikula in the 100M hurdles with a 17.63; Jesi Sando in the 1,600M run with at 6:03.23; Colleen Knoop in the shot put with a throw of 34’5.75”; Lindsey Martin in the long jump with a jump of 15’7”; and David Brereton in the triple jump with a jump of 38’0.25” Third place: Amber Anderson in the high jump with a jump of 4’6” and Sheri Clark in the 300 hurdles with a 52.25. Fourth place: Amber Anderson in the 200M dash with a 28.27; Lauren Osborn in the 400M dash with a 1:03.73; Amanda Brereton in the shot put with a throw of

Lauren Osborn was named all-conference in the 4x400M relay at the conference meet held Tuesday, May 20, in St. Croix Falls.

Laker Katie Slater throwing discus at the conference meet.

Nicole Mikula placed first in the long jump at 16’4” — Photo by Gina Ailport

29’1.75”; and Tanner Williams in the 400M dash with a 53.24. Fifth place: Jesi Sando in the 800M run with a 2:42.63 and 3,200M run with a 15:15.94 and Sheri Clark in the pole vault with a 6’6” jump. Sixth place: 4x100M relay team consisting of Sam Muska, Trevor Anderson, Caleb LaFave and David Brereton with a time of 49.44; 4x200M relay team consisting of Sam Muska, Trevor Anderson, Caleb LaFave and David Brereton with a time of 1:44.5; and Marty Anderson in the 110 high hurdles with a 23.14. Seventh place: 4x800M relay consisting of Alyssa Hodget, Caitlyn Rocarek, Ariana Udovich and Kaelin Laub. Eighth place: Lindsey Martin in the 100M hurdles with a 20.5 and Alyssa Hodgett in the 3,200M run with a 17:27.79. — from the Shell Lake Athletic Department



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Spring volleyball season ends for Spooner athletes

SPOONER — In April, 48 fourththrough eighth-grade girls started the first spring volleyball season in Spooner. This was a move that Spooner head coach Melissa Smith thought was necessary to continue to be competitive with other area schools when the girls reached high school level. This also would allow students the necessary steps to learn and enjoy volleyball. Many other area schools had already joined this Great Northwest Volleyball League, including Bloomer, Barron and Hayward. Spooner was able to have a fourth- and fifth-grade combined team, two sixth-grade teams, and a seventhand eighth-grade combined team. Along

with Smith, the teams were coached by Kristina Berget, last year’s varsity volleyball assistant; parents Sarah Hansen and Holly Kipp; and high school volleyball athletes Adriana Shabani, Dana Danger, Emily Beehler, Aspen Mullikin, Angel Scribner, Sara Taylor, Alex Grubbs and Kenzie Hanson. Throughout the season the goals set by players and coaches were to communicate, play hard, have fun, work as a team, be positive and try your best. All coaches were impressed with how much the girls improved through the season and most of all were thrilled that the girls are enjoying the game of volleyball at a young age. You can follow along with youth vol-

Spooner spring volleyball seventh- and eighth-grade team members are back row (L to R): Coach Angel Scribner, Elizabeth Kielkucki, Monica Plesums, Elizabeth Daniels, Summer Marske, Shpresa Shabani, Kiera Peterson, Cierra Kirkwood, Hannah Kastner, coach Adriana Shabani and coach Aspen Mullikin. Front: Rebecca Melton, Lauren Johnson, Taylor Shutt, Chelsea Colegrove, Evie Weiner and Adriana Chido. Not pictured: Coach Dana Danger. leyball and seventh- through 12th-grade volleyball on their blogs: sasdvolleyball. and — from Spooner Athletic Department

Photos by Melissa Smith

Spooner sixth-grade black team shown back row (L to R) are: Kara Romportl, Jordan Schafer, coach Sara Taylor, Alexis Goodman and Katie West. Front: Paige Wieberg, Laci Zeller, Camryn Dezek and Kaitlyn Genske. Not pictured: Ariana Richards and coach Kenzie Hanson.

Spooner’s fourth- and fifth-grade spring volleyball team, shown back row (L to R): Coach Kristina Berget, Autumn Rygg, Gracie Frederickson, Erin Murden, Skyler Lindenfelser, Jazmyn Wilson, Brynn Bambenek and coach Alex Grubbs. Front: Taylor Erickson, Lilly May, Brooke Schulenberg, Sam Martin, Ashleigh Clark and McKenna Erickson. Not pictured: Alina Johnson, Shiloh Hansen, Valerie Kielkucki, coach Sarah Hansen and coach Holly Kipp. — Photos by Melissa Smith

Spooner Ladies Golf League - May 20 Members of the Spooner sixth-grade white team are (L to R): Coach Emily Beehler, Elizabeth Borelli, Meaghan Melendez, McKenzie Townson-Lohfe, Alexi Robotka, Ambria Leinweber and coach Melissa Smith. Front: Grace Olson, Santana Seifert, Briana Sohn and Maddy Hagberg. Not pictured: Katie Peterson.

9-hole league 18-hole league Game: T’s & F’s Game: Easy 9 First place: Merrelyn Dawson and First place: Linda Nichols, 25 Danya Case, 12 Second place: Mary Dahedl, Jane BlockSecond place: Jan Huse, Terri Lind- hus, Connie Pillar and Mary Ann Solie, 29 strom, Myra Scherer and Connie Kesti, 13      Third place: Shirley Gallop and Penny Schroeder, 30                         

A week in sports

Butternet Hills Ladies Golf weekly winners

Larry Samson | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — It was a mixed week in Shell Lake sports as once again the weather was a factor and some games were canceled and others were rescheduled. In softball, the doubleheader with Webster/Siren was canceled because of rain on Monday, May 19. On the following day, Shell Lake traveled to Medford where they came out on the losing end, 5-9. On Thursday, May 22, they played the undefeated West Lakeland Conference champs, the Grantsburg Pirates, losing 0-14 in the first game and 1-2 in the second game. The loss put Shell Lake in second place in the conference with an 8-3 record. Shell Lake will be playing Northwood in the final game on the regional

playoffs on Thursday, May 29. If they both advance, it will be a home game for the Lakers. The baseball team had a better week,going 1-2 in conference play. Shell Lake hosted Grantsburg on Wednesday, May 21, losing the first game 3-5. They had the opportunity to come back in the fifth inning when they had bases loaded and two outs. In the second game, the Lakers did just that. Trailing 3-5 in the top of the fifth, Shell Lake scored five runs to win the game. Shell Lake will travel to Luck to play a conference game. They will host Siren/ Webster on Friday, May 30. Shell Lake will play Northwood in the first round of the regional playoffs on Tuesday, June 3.

Thursday, May 22 9-hole league FIrst flight Low gross: Bev Grocke Low net: Myra Traubenik Low putts: Myra Traubenik Second flight Low gross: Pat Hellzen Low net: Sheila Bergren Low putts: Midge Kinkead/Pat Hellzen Third flight Low gross: Carol Reynolds Low net: Sue Bigelow Low putts: Esther Prestegard Chip-in: Pat Hellzen on No. 13

18-hole league FIrst flight Low gross: Mary Harrington, 103 Low net: Joyce Niccum, 74 Low putts: Gloria O’Flanagan, Lavonne Kenimes, 32 Second flight Low gross: Jan Jenkins, 104 Low net: Cheryl Feller, 78 Low putts: Jan Jenkins, 30 Third flight Low gross: Jane Johnson, Diane Downs, 116 Low net: Pati Parker, 79 Low putts: Diane Downs, Cindy Hansen, 30 Chip-in: Joyce Niccum on No. 7



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Spooner softball season comes to a close


Spooner beats Ladysmith 7-3

Third-baseman Gavin Anderson puts the tag on the Ladysmith base runner on a pickoff.

Brett Gauger talks to coach Lucius after his triple. Spooner came out on top 7-3 in a conference game held Tuesday, May 20, at City Park. Freshman Lexi Pfaff makes a catch in left field for the out. Spooner has six freshman starters. Spooner should be a powerhouse in years to come for coach Ryan McKinney.

Freshman right fielder Sophia Del Fiacco makes a nearimpossible catch on the right-field line.

Photos by Larry Samson Matt Slaminski slides under the incoming ball and the tag as he slides into home on a wild pitch.

Photos by Larry Samson

It was almost a pickoff at first base. Tanner Schafer was at first base with the catch.

Sarah Dettle gets under this pop-up in front of the Ashland Oredockers dugout. The Spooner season came to an end as Ashland won 8-1 on Thursday, May 22, in the first game of the Division 2 playoffs. It is also Dettle’s last game of her high school career.



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Shell Lake splits doubleheader

Brandon Skille makes the catch in deep center field as Zach Melton backs him up.

Tyler Kozial waits for the throw as the Grantsburg base runner barrels in on him. Shell Lake split a doubleheader with Grantsburg on Wednesday, May 21, losing the first game 3-5 and winning the second 7-5. Adam Hungerbuhler beats out the throw on a close play at second base.

Photos by Larry Samson

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


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

W3114 Church Rd., Sarona Pastor Mary Strom Sunday services, 8:30 a.m. outdoor, weather permitting Coffee between services 10:15 a.m. indoors service

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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.

(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. (Missouri Synod) South of Spooner off Hwy. 63 W7148 Luther Rd. Pastor Brent Berkesch 715-635-8167 Sunday Worship, 9 a.m. with Holy Communion 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday. Praise worship: Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Lutheran Hour on WJMC 96.1 FM Radio at 9 a.m. Sundays

Church of the Nazarene

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


Spooner Wesleyan

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


Trinity Lutheran

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


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

United Methodist

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

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

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

Trego Community Church

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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

nce, while reading a newspaper, my young son was trying to get my attention. He had an urgent O need for me to recognize his presence and respond to

his request. But I was absorbed in the news. “Dad,” he said, “I’m talking to you!” “Yes, son, I’m listening,” I replied. “I know you are listening, Dad, but can you hear me?” was his embarrassing response. There is an obvious difference between listening and hearing. It is easy to listen without recognizing the presence of the person trying to get our attention. When we actually hear someone, the message goes to our heart, and we can sense their feelings and do something about their needs. David said, “Turn and answer me, O Lord, my God!” He feared that God had abandoned him, turned his face in the other direction and he was on his own. He was so discouraged that he felt the light of God had left his eyes and he would die. But that was only a temporary, fleeting feeling and he did not give up. In fact, he recalled God’s presence and protection in the past and knew that God would never abandon him. So, he was able to declare, “I trust in your unfailing love!” And he turned his worry into worship. Notice what he said, “I will rejoice” and “I will sing” - two central themes in true worship. David did not wait for his problems to pass. In the midst of his difficulties he stopped worrying and began to worship. Why? “Because he has been so good to me!”

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by Judy Pieper

The first thing I have to let you know is that because of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday I’m writing this on Friday. That’s going to be my excuse for having almost no news this week. One bit of very good news. John Schmidt called and said that he will soon be a permanent resident of Barronett again. You probably remember that John deserted us to move to Colorado a few years back. Well, he’s finally come to his senses and realized that Barronett is the best place in the world to live. Welcome home, John. Congratulations to Makita Jerry and Devon Snowbank, our Barronett residents who graduated from Cumberland High School this past week. We all wish you the best of luck as you go out into the world as full-fledged adults. First Lutheran in Cumberland honored their high school graduates at a baccalaureate service on Sunday, May 18. Jocelyn Olson, daughter of John and Denyse, was one of the honorees, and her little niece, Aubrey Renslow, was on hand to help with the celebration. Aubrey sat quietly on Grandpa John’s lap through the sermon, then got down and crawled all the way to the other end of the pew to sit on her dad’s lap for a while. Suddenly she noticed that Aunt Jocelyn was in the front pew

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Stop on by, join the fun, and get some really good deals. We saw some little goslings swimming between their parents on Greeley Lake this past week. And the robin has hatched her eggs and we hear the little baby birds calling for food. I’m hoping to see a bear with some cubs running around soon. I don’t want to see them when I’m out walking, of course. I’d rather view them from the safety of the car, traveling down the road faster than a mama bear can run. This is one of those sorry, I-made-a-mistake paragraphs. Last week I said that Merl Overvig takes credit for the beautiful weather we have on May 17 because that is his birthday. Well, I knew it wasn’t. May 18 is Merl’s birthday. So I guess Ron Theese can continue taking credit for the 17th, and we’ll have to give Merl credit for the 18th. Keep up the good work guys. Those have been the two prettiest days we’ve had so far this week. I guess that’s about it from Barronett this week. Hope you can make it out to the Wiesner Chapel for the plant, craft and bake sale on Saturday. See you there.

by Pauline Lawrence

Oh what nice weather we had last week. On Monday, May 19, it rained, leaving 1-1/2 inches of rain. But the sunshine afterward was marvelous. It’s more like spring now. Happy birthday to Judy Cornelison on May 29 with lots more to come. May 30, a very happy birthday to Austin Stellrecht. Have a great day Austin. A very happy birthday to Spencer Redding and also to Debbie LaVeau both on May 21. Have a great day. A very happy anniversary to Jeff and Nancy Stellrecht as they enjoy their special day together on June 1 with many more to come. A very happy anniversary to Clarence and Marie Beecroft as they celebrate 66 years together on June 2. Many more to you. A very happy anniversary to Trent and Stephanie Vanderhoof as they celebrate eight years together on June 3. Many more. A very happy anniversary to David and Cindy Lawrence as they celebrate 26 years together on June 4. Many

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with the other graduates, and she said in her best toddler voice, “Go Goose.” She calls Jocelyn Goose. I have no idea why. Anyway, Kevin told her that she had to stay with him, and she said, “No, go Goose!” Grandma Pat convinced Kevin that it would be OK if he let her go, and she ran up to Jocelyn who picked her up and held her for quite a while, then let her down again thinking that she would return to the family. Well, Aubrey had other ideas, and immediately went up the steps to see what Pastor Tim was going to do next. He said, “Well, good morning Aubrey.” He probably was wondering if she was going to help him with the rest of the service. About that time Kevin decided it was time to go up and get the little rascal and bring her back with the family. Now, wasn’t that nice of little Aubrey to go through all that trouble just to be sure her Aunt Jocelyn’s ceremony was going perfectly. Oh, Jocelyn is going to attend UW-La Crosse this fall. She plans to take courses in physical therapy. If you missed the plant sale at Cumberland ECU, you have one more chance to get some beautiful, healthy plants for a very reasonable rate. There will be a plant sale at Wiesner Chapel, which is located on CTH V, on Saturday, May 31, from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. There will be perennials, vegetables, craft items and baked goods for sale.

more. A very happy birthday to Andrew Lawrence on June 4 when he turns 8 years old on his parents anniversary. June 6, a very happy birthday to my special grandson, Remington Ladd, when he turns 12 years old. Have a great day Rem. Also a very happy birthday to Jim Toll, Bob Fjelstad, Jamie Major, Celia Harrington and also to John Biver. Have a great day. Happy birthday to Mitch Cooper way out in Arizona on June 7. Have a great day, Mitch. A very happy anniversary to Steve and Ella Friendt, 46 years; Phil and Mary Watkins, 24; and also to Gary and Crickett Mackenzie who are celebrating 40 years together. A very happy birthday to Nancy Atkinson on June 8. Have a wonderful birthday Nancy. A very happy anniversary to my favorite sister, Marie, and Warren Quam as they enjoy 58 years together on June 9. Have a wonderful day. Happy birthday to Lolly Hines on June 9. Have a great day.

Happy birthday to Robert Lawrence, great-grands are Robert and Marie Lawrence, on June 9. Have a great day Robert. Diane Hulleman went to Terraceview on Monday and helped the gals make treats for later in the week. Monday night Diane was at the Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake volunteering for the free health clinic. Otherwise Diane has been home planting and planting flowers around her house. Now she stopped at the Cumberland Care Unit to buy some flowers to plant also. Congratulations to the senior class of 2014. May your dreams come true. It’s up to you. Mayflowers are out and they’re so little and such pretty colors. The trilliums are out also and there’s trillions and trillions of them this spring. Must be due to the long winter we had. Scatter sunshine. Have a great week.

by Mary Nilssen

Stone Lake Community Bible School will be held at First Lutheran Church from Monday, June 23, through Saturday, June 28, from 9 a.m. until noon. The Bible school is free to kids ages 5 through sixth grade. For more information contact either First Lutheran or Stone Lake Wesleyan Church. On Saturday, May 31, the Stone Lake Lions Club will have an all-you-can-eat fish fry at the Lions hall from 4-7 p.m. Beginning Monday, June 2, the Flirty Girls aerobics and toning classes will meet every Monday and Thursday from 6:30-8 a.m. at the Stone Lake Lions Hall. This schedule will continue through June, July and August. If you have questions, please call Judy at 715-865-3005. On Friday, June 6, there will be an annual membership meeting of Lakes Community Co-op at 10 a.m. at the Stone Lake Town Hall. The annual Stone Lake community garage sale, sponsored by the Stone Lake Chamber of Commerce, will be

taking place on Saturday, June 7, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. In order to get your address on the map, please register by Saturday, May 31. The registration cost is $12 and forms may be picked up at Marie’s Hideaway or Lakes Community Co-op. The fee covers the cost of radio and newspaper advertising, official signs, and your location on the map. Signs and advance copies of maps will be released to garage salers on Thursday and Friday before the sale at Marie’s Hideaway and Betty Lou’s. Please submit the forms, along with a check made out to Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, and send to P.O. Box 75, Stone Lake, WI 54876 or drop it off at Marie’s. If you have questions, please call 715-865-3302. Don’t forget to mark Saturday, June 14, on your calendars. Mark Moran will be conducting an antique appraisal at the Stone Lake Fire Hall. This event will be limited to 40 items and the cost for the oral appraisal is $15. Reservations must be made before the event. Please send $15 with a description of your antique or collectible to P.O. Box 35, Stone Lake, WI 54876. Please include your telephone number so the reservation can be confirmed. If you have questions please call 715-865-4940 or visit Mark’s website at to read more about the appraiser’s qualifications. Proceeds will benefit the Stone Lake Area Historical Society.

Another event to mark on your calendars is the Stone Lake Craft Fair on Saturday, June 21, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in downtown Stone Lake. There will be many arts, crafts, farmers market, flea market and antiques to look over, so come and join us for food and lots of fun. If you are a vendor and would like to have a spot reserved, the cost is $30 and you can pick up a form at either Marie’s Hideaway, Lakes Community Co-op or online at stonelakewi. com. You may also call 715-865-3302 for more information. The Ladies Nite, sponsored by the Stone Lake Chamber of Commerce, will take place on Thursday, June 26, from 5-8 p.m. The Stone Lake Wetland Park is again inviting everyone to purchase memorial bricks for placement in the park Memory Walk. Bricks are $55 each and can be ordered by calling 715-865-5091 or email Have a nice week and be safe! Mary Nilssen can be reached at 715-865-4008 or

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by Marian Furchtenicht

It was so beautiful on Friday as I wrote this. My pond was just like a mirror with the newly leafed out trees reflecting in it. There were lots of birds at the feeder. I have been enjoying a pair of blue buntings this year. Several folks have reported seeing them. There are four blue eggs in the robin’s nest by my garage door. Don’t know how many days it takes for bird’s eggs to hatch. Something for me to look up. Not that the rain wasn’t welcome but getting over another inch on Monday, May 19, was kind of untimely for farmers. Just when fields were getting about dry enough to farm on the lower ground, it put a halt to the already late planting. But that’s the gamble of farming. Gotta take one day at a time. There were lots of fishermen going by to the lake and lots of campers going to the campground to enjoy the beautiful long weekend. Dandelions in the lawn are aglow and the forest floor is in bloom with millions of trilliums, along with the violets and mayflowers. I counted them. The Sarona Cemetery looked nice with the veterans’ flags that Gloria Elliott put out, and also the many new flowers on the graves for Memorial Day. The Zimmermans take great pride in keeping the cemetery neat and we thank them.

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Glad to report Karl and Krista Okonek, Jaydon and Ryland got home to Okinawa, Japan, on Friday, May 23, after spending three weeks here. They had attended friend Amy Bolterman’s wedding, and lots of family gettogethers while here. Her mom, Marlene Hansen, said time went by way too fast. The Rummels’ womens horseshoes starts on Thursday, May 29. Linda Hines sent me a news article about her brother Andy and his wife, Hope Lombard, who live in Fairplay, Colo. While driving they had spotted a car more than 100 feet down an embankment. It’s a miracle that this 44-year-old mother of four was alive, conscious and coherent, but critically injured after freezing nights and no food and water for nearly a week. She is now improving in the hospital. Dort Lombard, Andy’s mom, of Spooner, is really proud of her 10th child and wife and we are, too. The story was aired on NBC news also. Classmates Jerry and Betty Ness in Texas sent me a picture of triplet baby fawns they had watched a doe give birth to in their yard. Then later she texted and said the last and littlest one had died. I haven’t heard any reports of new baby fawns sighted here but it’s the time of year to be seeing them. Wednesday, granddaughter Sara Mathison and

by Helen V. Pederson

What beautiful weather we are having now. It seems everyone here at Glenview is out shopping, walking or just sitting on the patio watching the world go by. I hope you all enjoyed the weekend with family. Last Tuesday anyone who wanted could order anything from McDonald’s and it was picked up by Sue, so we could eat it here. It was very good. This is an early deadline for news so it can get out in next week’s paper, so people didn’t have much news. Glad to hear Marvin Mortensen is home from the hospital. Lillian Ullom visits her sister, Florence Carlson, quite often in Terraceview Living Center. And says she is better. Louisa Schade and Margaret Jones spent the long weekend in Shell Lake and along with their sister, Lillian Ullom, were busy filling urns and decorating graves of loved ones in Shell Lake and Barronett. Coming on Thursday to visit her sister, Arlys Santiago, was Avis Paulson of Verndale, Minn. On Friday night, they traveled to New Richmond for the graduation of

Avis’ granddaughter. On Sunday, Arlys and Avis went to Haugen to visit Chuck and Heidi Hile, Olivia, and Logan to celebrate Heidi’s birthday. Birthday greetings, Heidi. Congratulations to all the graduates that walked across the stage to receive their diploma on Friday night. This is one of many milestones you will encounter. I hope you enjoyed all of it. Frank and Carol Graf attended the funeral service of Willis Burleigh of Amery on Thursday. Susan Winner of Solon Springs visited her mom, Helen Pederson, on Friday evening and together they went to decorate Floyd’s and Denny’s graves in Shell Lake. Joni Parker returned from a week visiting her daughter, Sarah, Audrey and Emmet out East. I plan to visit the Timberland Cemetery where my folks, uncles, cousins and siblings are buried. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if, when we lost our temper, we couldn’t find it again? Have a good week!

1-month-old baby Grant, of Cumberland, and Linda Slabaugh and her 2-month-old baby Levi, of Spooner, Mary Marschall and Elaine Ryan visited together at my house and enjoyed the little ones. They are so cuddly and precious. Grandson Brian Marschall stopped for a chat by the road where I was out mowing. He was on his way home from Viroqua where he was working this week for Posh. Happy birthday wishes to Andrew Doanes who turns 16 on May 29; Lori Gohde and Debbie Thompson, May 30; Janice (Duch) Cummings, Rowan Donetell and Luke Gohde, May 31; LeRoy Sandridge, June 1; Lois Kemp, Jody Roesen, Jerid Gronning, James Heinze, Helyna Benjamin and Kyle Greenhow, June 2; Christina Mancl, Joyce Mortier, Timmy Gillette and Naomi Beardsley, June 3; and Penny Frey, Peggy Scalzo, Sabian Ripplinger, Calista Holman and Ashley Schlapper, June 4. Have a good one. Couples with wedding anniversaries are Nathan and Heidi Odden and Bill and Val Smith, May 29; Art and Vicki Lyons and Ryan and Sarah West Schmidt, May 30; and Tom and Cindy Campbell and Jeff and Dwana Schau, June 2. Happiness is wished.

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Maintenance Technicians 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift

JOB SUMMARY: The primary purpose of this position is to keep all operations in safe optimum working condition to alleviate as much equipment downtime as possible during production on said shift. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Maintain smooth flow of product. • Complete Preventative Maintenance (PMs) of equipment in a timely manner. • Setup and teardowns of equipment. • Perform product changeovers. • Troubleshoot and make necessary adjustments and repairs. • Maintain a safe work environment for all employees. • Wearing all PPE required and following LOTO procedures. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and demonstrated ability in: • Electrical AC • Refrigeration Systems • Electrical DC • Print/Schematic Reading • Hydraulic • Lubrication • Pneumatics • Plumbing • Welding • Mechanical systems • Machining • Power Transmissions • HVAC • High School diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of 3 years’ maintenance work experience in a manufacturing environment. Associate degree in Packaging Technologies or Electronics plus 5 or more years’ maintenance experience in a manufacturing food industry preferred. • Must be self-motivated. • Must be able to read, comprehend and carry out instructions offered in machinery maintenance manuals. • Must be flexible to handle multiple priorities and work efficiently under tight deadlines. • Must be able to read, write, walk, stand, sit, climb, stoop, work in an environment that is excessively hot or excessively cold, and frequently lift up to 80 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodation. • Must able to work odd shifts, days, nights, weekends, scheduled holidays, rotating shifts, and short notice overtime based upon plant needs.

Apply at our Corporate Office: One Snack Food Lane, Minong, WI, or call Human Resources Director, 605879 715-466-6690, for more info. 40-41r

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky is an equal opportunity employer. 30-31a,b,c

SHELL LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB: 7-12 Family and Consumer Education Teacher Contact: Don Peterson, 7-12 Principal Phone: 715-468-7814 or 7816 Description: The Shell Lake School District has a full-time FACE position available for the 2014-15 school year. Qualifications: Preferred candidates will possess a thorough knowledge of content area, possess 21st Century technology skills, and have a strong desire to excel as a professional educator. Requirements: DPI Certification #210 required. Dual/multiple licensure certification would be a plus. Application deadline is May 30, 2014, or until filled. Apply: Please submit a letter of application, resume, transcripts, three current letters of reference, and a copy of DPI license or documentation of eligibility to: Don Peterson 7-12 Principal School District of Shell Lake 271 Highway 63 606049 40-41r Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871


MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER Contact: Phone: Description:

Don Peterson, 7-12 Principal 715-468-7814 or 7816 The Shell Lake School District has a full-time middle school teaching position available for the 2014-15 school year. Qualifications: Preferred candidates will possess a 7th-8th grade certification with emphasis in math. Must be able to teach other subjects. Application deadline is June 6, 2014. To Apply: Please submit a letter of application, resume, transcripts, three current letters of reference and a copy of DPI license or documentation of eligibility to: Don Peterson, 7-12 Principal School District of Shell Lake 271 Hwy. 63 S. 606478 41r Shell Lake, WI 54871

Jack Link’s is looking to fill the following position immediately:

Minong Staff Accountant

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Requirements: High School Diploma or GED, valid driver’s license, flexible hours, some weekend hours may be required. Application deadline is Thursday, June 4, by 4:00 pm Please apply in person at our office or acquire an application online at 110 North Industrial Boulevard Shell Lake, WI 54871 If you have any questions please inquire to Melissa or Shirley at 715-468-2939. 606282 41r


Applications are currently being accepted from qualified candidates for a part-time Dental Assistant Instructor at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Rice Lake Campus. This position is scheduled for one day per week on Mondays and would also be expected to participate in appropriate meetings, faculty training and in-services. Qualifications include: Bachelor degree or currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program, current experience in dental assisting, Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) through the Dental Assisting National Board, coursework in educational theory and methodology.

For a complete list of qualifications and to apply visit our website at TTY: 711 Deadline to apply: June 13, 2014

WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access Employer and Educator.

Jack Links is looking to fill the following position immediately:

Sanitation Worker

The primary purpose of this position is to wash, rinse, sanitize meat trucks and combos; load and unload rack washers; housekeeping and departmental sanitation. The job entails repetitive work; inspect, load, position parts; handle materials; read and comprehend chemical usage and handling instructions. Must be able to follow and comprehend instructions to assemble and disassemble equipment and follow strict safety rules wearing all required PPE.

Apply today at our corporate office, One Snack Food Lane, Minong, WI, or call Human Resources Director, 715-466-6690 for more info. 605881 40-41r

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky is an equal opportunity employer. 30-31a,b,c

Full Time/1st Shift

JOB SUMMARY: The Staff Accountant will be responsible for daily and period-end reporting of plant operational results. Reporting includes cook and pack yields, giveaway, operating efficiencies, inventory transaction analysis and financial analysis. The Staff Accountant will carry out the responsibilities in accordance with company policies and procedures. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Help develop Bill of Material structure and costs for New Products • Ensure accuracy of plant Bills Of Materials • Assist with Labor Analysis including Time Studies • Assist with Continuous Improvement efforts • Inventory transactions and Inventory Control - reconciling daily cycle counts • Responsible for recording and maintaining capital equipment and fixed asset records • Properly code Accounts Payable Invoices and post to General Ledger • Prepare assigned balance sheet reconciliations • Assist with monthly financial reporting package preparation • Assist with forecast development • Responsible for the Company Store, POS System maintenance OTHER: • Suggest improvements; continuously upgrade the quality of all support activities • Create and Maintain written operating procedures for the Staff Accountant position • Cross train with others within the accounting department • Understand the product flow and manufacturing processes of the Minong Plant • Perform other duties and projects as assigned by the Controller MINIMUM EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE/REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent direct work experience required. Strong computer skills especially Microsoft Excel, 3 to 5 years of accounting experience in a manufacturing environment and other related experiences preferred. Experience with SAP software a definite plus.

Apply today at our Corporate Office: One Snack Food Lane, Minong, WI, or call Human Resources Director, 605875 715-466-6690, for more info. 40-41r

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky is an equal opportunity employer. 30-31a,b,c

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Shannon Klopp requests a variance at 27 5th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871, Original Plat (CSL) E33’ Lot 3 Block 16 V348 P 412 JGMT to construct a 20-ft. x 24-ft. addition that would require a reduced side yard setback. Zoning Classification: Commercial C1. Zoning Ordinance Sec. 13-1-28(c)(3)(b). A public hearing will be held on this matter Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers, City Hall. Clint Stariha, Zoning Administrator 606126 40-41r WNAXLP


The City of Shell Lake consumer confidence municipal water report will not be set or delivered, but is available upon request. Contact Jack Harrington At


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Fiscal Year July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

A public hearing on the proposed 2014-2015 budget for the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College District will be held on June 16, 2014, at 8:30 a.m., at the WITC’s Shell Lake Administrative Building, 505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871. The detailed budget is available for public inspection at the WITC Administrative Office, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, by contacting Cher Vink at 715468-2815.

PROPERTY TAX AND EXPENDITURE HISTORY Fiscal Year 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 (2)

Equalized Valuation (1) $ 32,487,261,673 $ 31,520,063,785 $ 30,073,355,967 $ 30,160,194,532 $ 30,310,995,505

Fiscal Year 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015

Total Expenditures (4) $ 84,958,301 $ 79,487,169 $ 76,840,243 $ 78,193,698 $ 80,542,563


Notice is hereby given the Town of Barronett is requesting bids to surface .4 mile on Hilltop Road, approximately 1 mile west of Little Long Lake Road with a finished mat of 2.5”x22’ hot-mix blacktop to be completed by October 1, 2014. Bids need to include Certificate of Insurance. For more information, contact Jerry Chartraw at 715-468-2904. No bidder may withdraw their bid within 30 days after opening. Sealed bids will be accepted until 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at which time they will be opened at the Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Road, Shell Lake, WI. This will be a public bid opening. Sealed bids should be mailed to: Town of Barronett, c/o Jerry Chartraw, W9223 Heart Lake Road, Shell Lake, WI 54871. The Town Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive irregularities or informalities in any bid and to accept any bid which will best serve its interest. Patricia A. Parker, Town Clerk 606127 40-41r WNAXLP


The School District of Shell Lake is seeking applicants for appointment to fill a vacancy on the Shell Lake Board of Education created by the resignation of board member Steve Naglosky. The term of this appointment will be from June 23, 2014 - April 7, 2015. Applicants should submit a letter of application by June 13, 2014, to: Jeri Bitney, Board President School District of Shell Lake 271 Highway 63 Shell Lake, WI 54871 Interviews for applicants will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014, during the scheduled School Board meeting. Candidates may submit written statements or make oral statements or have members of the public make oral statements on their behalf. Please call 715-468-7816 with 606477 41r questions.


This year’s Land Sale parcels will be again be sold at an online auction. Below is a list of the parcels that will be up for bid and information about each parcel. The parcels will be listed and auctioned on Please visit the site for registration and bidding instructions. The auction will run from June 2 through July 1. Washburn County will reserve the right to accept or decline all bids. For parcel information, please call Ron Bennis at 715-4684696; the parcels can be viewed on the county website - click on Land & Tax Info and then Land Sale Information. Tract #100-14 - .08 acre - swamp, unbuildable - Town of Bass Lake Tract #150-14 - .20 acre - woods, no access - Town of Chicog Tract #200-14 - 6.65 acres - duplex, very poor condition - Town of Evergreen Tract #250-14 - 2.5 acres - lowland with creek - Town of Gull Lake Tract #400-14 - 15 acres - woods, lowland - Town of Bass Lake Tract #440-14 - .68 acre - mobile home/shed - poor condition Town of Trego 606249 41r WNAXLP

Percent Inc./(Dec.) 15.10% -6.40% -3.30% 1.80% 3.00%

Debt Serv. 0.17724 0.18779 0.20174 0.20619 0.20824

Total Mill Rate 1.14002 1.18011 1.24179 1.25301 0.36862

Percent Inc./(Dec.) 7.99% 3.52% 5.23% 0.9% -70.58%

Property Tax Levy $37,035,868 $37,197,012 $37,344,989 $37,791,079 $11,173,302

Percent Inc./(Dec.) 2.80% 0.44% 0.40% 1.20% -70.43%

Tax on a $100,000 House 114.00 118.01 124.18 125.30 36.36



Please be advised that the City of Shell Lake has a Fair Housing Ordinance based on Wisconsin Statutes Section 106.50. This Ordinance guarantees equal housing opportunity to all Americans and helps provide access to affordable housing for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital status, handicapped, income or family status. Fair Housing is consistent with the principle of equality and justice for all, and we all need to share in the effort to ensure that fair housing is a reality for all Americans. Any person aggrieved by an unlawful practice prohibited by this Ordinance may file a complaint with the City Administrator, Andrew Eiche at 715-468-7679. 606553 41r WNAXLP

Mill Rates Operational (3) 0.96278 0.99232 1.04005 1.04682 0.16038

Tax Levy Other Budgeted Revenues

General Fund $ 4,273,807 39,221,748

Special Special Revenue/ Revenue/ Operational Nonaidable Fund Fund $ 587,477 $ - $ 1,567,304 15,030,000

Capital Debt Projects Service Proprietary Fund Fund Fund Total - $ 6,312,018 $ - $ 11,173,302 98,200 213,700 3,384,000 59,514,952

Total Revenues Budgeted Expenditures Excess Revenues Over Expenditures Operating Transfers Proceeds From Debt Est. Fund Balance 7/1/14

43,495,555 43,495,555

2,154,781 2,154,781

15,030,000 15,030,000

98,200 10,193,458

6,525,718 6,343,769

3,384,000 3,325,000

70,688,254 80,542,563


(40,000) 688,889


(10,095,258) 40,000 9,900,000 1,136,056

181,949 6,356,799

59,00 370,432

(9,854,309) 9,900,000 23,787,037

Est. Fund Balance 6/30/15

$ 14,660,209 $

648,889 $

574,652 $

980,798 $ 6,538,748 $

429,432 $ 23,832,728

(1) Tid out, computers out. (2) Equalized valuation is projected to remain flat in fiscal year 2015 with an additional $150,800,973 in net new construction. (3) The operational mill rate may not exceed 1.50000 per S. 38.16 of the Wisconsin Statutes. (4) Fiscal years 2011-2013 represent actual amounts, 2014 is estimated and 2015 is the proposed budget.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Budget Summary - General Fund Fiscal Year July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

REVENUES Local Government State Funds Program Fees Material Fees Other Student Fees Institutional Federal Funds

2012-2013 Actual (1) $ 30,528,536 2,178,939 8,548,777 565,433 986,302 369,581 27,840

2013-2014 Budget $ 30,770,595 2,167,125 8,602,280 575,000 991,500 470,000 25,000

2013-2014 Estimate (2) $ 30,762,345 2,044,694 8,448,751 598,474 878,346 350,509 9,506


2014-2015 Budget 4,273,807 29,297,009 8,160,690 609,121 759,928 375,000 20,000


$ 43,205,408

$ 43,601,500





EXPENDITURES Instruction Instructional Resources Student Services General Institutional Physical Plant Auxiliary Services

$ 24,976,528 1,236,388 4,614,116 8,589,319 3,239,820 -

$ 25,696,456 1,344,857 4,897,889 8,276,450 3,385,848 -


25,380,732 1,342,105 4,896,355 8,168,673 3,150,885 -


25,627,633 1,491,994 4,786,877 8,274,980 3,314,071 -

TOTAL EXPENDITURES Net Revenue/(Expenditures)

$ 42,656,171 $ 549,237

$ 43,601,500 $ -

$ $

42,938,750 153,875

$ $

43,495,555 -

OTHER SOURCES/(USES) Operating Transfer In/(Out)





TRANSFERS TO/(FROM) FUND BALANCE Reserve for Operations $ Designated for State Aid Fluctuations Designated for Subsequent Years Designated for Subsequent Years TOTAL TRANSFERS TO/ (FROM) FUND BALANCE $










96,033 (5,905) (9,853) 168,962




70,655 (79,626) (119,443) 282,289


139,201 22,553 33,380 (195,585)







Beginning Fund Balance Ending Fund Balance

$ 14,257,097 $ 14,506,334


$ 14,253,239 $ 14,253,239

$ $

14,506,334 14,660,209

$ $

14,660,209 14,253,239

EXPENDITURES BY FUND General fund Special Revenue/Operational Fund Special Revenue/Nonaidable Fund Capital Projects Fund Debt Service Fund Internal Service Fund Enterprise Fund

$ 42,656,171 2,781,805 14,592,174 7,035,123 6,424,135 309,759 3,041,076

$ 43,601,500 3,173,329 15,800,000 11,012,049 6,007,676 320,000 2,644,332


42,938,750 3,343,287 12,315,933 10,410,887 6,054,404 312,700 2,817,737


43,495,555 2,154,781 15,030,000 10,193,458 6,343,769 325,000 3,000,000

% Change -0.24% -32.10% -4.87% -7.43% 5.59% 1.56% 13.45%


$ 76,840,243

$ 82,558,886






REVENUES BY FUND General Fund Special Revenue/Operational Fund Special Revenue/Nonaidable Fund Capital Projects Fund Debt Service Fund Internal Service Fund Enterprise Fund

$ 43,205,408 2,835,394 14,525,201 341,911 6,168,417 417,067 2,891,876

$ 43,601,500 3,173,329 15,800,000 285,275 6,268,737 350,000 2,700,0000


43,092,625 3,510,830 12,360,254 229,317 6,600,067 406,700 2,765,153


43,495,555 2,154,781 15,030,000 98,200 6,525,718 384,000 3,000,000

-0.24% -32.10% -4.87% -65.58% 4.10% 9.71% 11.11%


$ 70,385,274

$ 72,178,841






(1) Actual is presented on a budgetary basis. (2) Estimate is based upon nine months of actual and three months of estimate.

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I, Lolita Olson, Washburn County Clerk, do hereby certify that the following is a true and correct summarized version of the monthly meeting of the Washburn County Board of Supervisors held on May 20, 2014. Complete copies of record of all resolutions, ordinances and attachments, from this meeting are on file in the Washburn County Clerk’s Office, 10 4th Ave., Shell Lake, WI 54871, (715-468-4600). Minutes are available after approval online at Further, all ordinances shall be effective upon adoption. Publication of ordinances shall occur in accordance with Section 59.14 of the Wis. Statutes. All Washburn County Code provisions are available at the office of the Washburn County Clerk or online at Pursuant to Sect. 65.90 (5) (a) Wis. Stats. Notice is hereby given that some of these resolutions may contain amendments to the 2013 County Budget. NOTE: These minutes as published herein are subject to corrections, deletions or additions upon approval at the next County Board meeting. Dated this 21st day of May, 2014. Lolita Olson, Washburn County Clerk

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Call Meeting to Order at 6:00 p.m. by Chair Sather. Moment of Silent Meditation and Pledge of Allegiance by Supvr. Mackie. Notice of Meeting was read by County Clerk Olson. Roll Call was done by County Clerk Olson. All Members Present (21); Youth Present (2), Linden, Holman. Approval of Agenda - Item 9 “Concerned Citizens” was moved to item 7; motion by Fiedler, seconded by Bobin, to approve; vote taken, M.C. 6. Approval of April 15, 2014, County Board Proceedings on motion by Lee, seconded by Baier, vote taken, M.C. 7. Concerned Citizens - 25th Senate District candidate Dane Deutsch introduced himself and spoke about his background, history, family and values. The board thanked Mr. Deutsch for his service to the country and for his presentation. 8. Demographics Presentation - Beverly Stencel, Community Development Educator, gave a report on Economic and Demographic Perspectives on Washburn County which shows a decrease in county population and the highest population in the 65-plus age group. Washburn County has been listed as one of the Nonmetro Recreation Counties in the nation. Reviewed seasonal population, per capital income, wages and diverse industry base. The Spooner, WI, 2013 Retail Mix Analysis study was handed out. The Board thanked Beverly for her presentation. 9. Mapping Presentation - Nathan Nelson, GIS/Mapper, introduced himself and presented information concerning the land information/surveyor office personnel. A demo of the mapping information located on the county website was given. Nathan is the Land Information Officer as well. Discussed 911 book, security concerns, Google analytics and costs for new aerial data. The board thanked Nathan for his presentation and expertise. 10. Administrative Coordinator/Finance Director Report - Michael Keefe gave an update of major projects. Law enforcement is undertaking a two-phase project involving communication center remodeling and jail security modifications; IT is also involved in this project. There will be recabling in land records and the court area. Tom Miller is helping with data transfer to the new system. Register of Deeds redaction program is in beta testing for public access. Highway/Dams - Minong Dam special assessments have been sent out. Administration - auditors coming next Tuesday. Budget 2015 w ill start soon and Finance will set guidelines. RFP is out for the Time & Attendance System. Pay for Performance (P4P) is not yet final. Staffing turnover/hires are mostly complete. Financial statements will be presented at next month’s meeting. Discussed review of P4P plan prior to final implementation. 11. Consent Agenda Resolutions: Motion by Mackie, seconded by Krantz to approve consent agenda. Request by Wilson and Bobin to remove 11D for discussion. Vote taken, M.C. A. Resolution 23-14 - Approve ATV Ordinance from CTH F from USH 53 to Swanson Road. B. Resolution 24-14 - To Establish a New Bank Account (Minong Branch-Shell Lake State Bank) - Forestry Department. C. Resolution 25-14 - To Establish a New Bank Account (Minong Branch-Shell Lake State Bank) - Aging & Disability Department. D. Resolution Designating June 11, 2014, as “Just One Day” - Motion by Neste, seconded by Hansen to approve. Supvr. Neste sponsored Barb Lewis who spoke about the proposed resolution. After much discussion, voice vote was taken; motion failed. 12. Other Resolutions and Ordinances: A. Resolution 26-14 - To Return A Tax-Deeded Land to the Former Owner Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 75.35(2)(e) - Supvr. Ricci, seconded by Dohm. A lien holder was missed so we have to start over with the 90 days. Roll Vote: Yes (21), No (0); Youth: Yes (2), M.C. B. Resolution to Set County Board Meeting Times - Motion by Neste, seconded by Trembath to approve. It was stated that this does not affect committee meetings. This resolution was voted down at Executive Committee and was brought back by Supvrs. Neste, Trembath and Esser. After much discussion, the question was called. Motion failed on voice vote. 13. Committee Reports were given. Memorial Day will be observed on Saturday. 14. Chair Appointments - Michelle Voight to Tourism Advisory Committee; Steven Sather to serve as Northwest ITBEC Board County Representative; Steven Sather to Northwest Wisconsin CEP Inc. Supvrs. Dohm and Fiedler to Economonic Development. Supvr. Hansen has a conflict of interest so cannot serve on the Shell Lake Library Board - Chair Sather will serve as there are no volunteers. 15. Citizen Comments - none 16. Chair Comments - CCCW will have an open house on Wednesday, June 25, at 514 Service Road in Spooner, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Indianhead Community Action Agency 50th-anniversary celebration May 30, in Ladysmith. 17. Possible Future Agenda Items - Tourism report next month from Michelle Voight; Mr. Meyer from WITC will be doing a presentation. 18. Audit Per Diems - on motion by Mackie, seconded by Wilson vote taken, M.C. 19. Adjourn - 8:20 p.m. on motion by Wilson, seconded by Quinn; vote taken, M.C. Respectfully submitted, 606510 41r Lolita Olson, County Clerk

Academic news HOUGHTON, Mich. — Scott Pederson, Spooner, mechanical engineering student, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Michigan Technological University. — from LinkNews •••

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Abraham M. Ward, Faribault, Minn., and Kaitlyn L. Laube, Des Moines, Iowa. Robert J. Conley, Shell Lake, and Sara J. Davis, Shell Lake. Charles P. Farrington, Garrison, N.D., and Amy E. Bolterman, Garrison, N.D. Timothy A. Polasek, West Fargo, N.D., and Jill M. Hanson, West Fargo, N.D. Daniel R. Janisin, Sarona, and Nicole M. Nelson, Sarona. Alex W. Tuerk, Spooner, and McKenzie B. Hudson, Spooner. Tyler D. Voelker, Sarona, and Tiannyka R. Halverson, Sarona. Steven J. Cox, Shell Lake, and (May 28, June 4, 11) Jill A. Love, Shell Lake. STATE OF WISCONSIN Mark W. Higgins Jr., Shell Lake, CIRCUIT COURT and Katelyn S. Hanson, Shell Lake. WASHBURN COUNTY FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION; Plaintiff, vs. JEROME D. HAGBERG and TASHA M. HAGBERG, husband and wife; Defendants. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON f/k/a The Bank of New York as Trustee for the Benefit of The Certificateholders of The CWHEQ, Inc., Home Equity Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-S4. Added Defendant. Case No. 13-CV-065 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000.00 the Honorable Eugene Harrington NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on December 18, 2013, in the amount of $96,953.64, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: June 25, 2014, at 10:00 o’clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Washburn County Courthouse, located at Ten Fourth Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lots 13, 14, 15 and 16, block 6 assessor’s plat no. 2, being a resurvey of lots 13, 14, 15 and 16 of block 5 and 6, Bieloh and Flemings addition to the City of Spooner, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1122 Michigan Street, City of Spooner. TAX KEY NO.: 65-281-2-39-1230-5 15-578-626000. Terry C. Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County, WI O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 414-727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt. 606275 WNAXLP

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State of Wisconsin County of Washburn} ss Town of Beaver Brook} To: The Town Board of Beaver Brook: Gentlemen: I, Michael Allen Rummel, trade name d/b/a Rummel’s Tap, with address W5292 Co. Hwy. B, Sarona, WI, hereby apply for a Class “B” license under Chapter 125.51 of the Wisconsin Statutes for the sale of intoxicating liquors and Chapter 125.26 for the retail sale of fermented malt beverages for the year commencing July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015, on the following described premises to wit: Tavern, patio, walk-in cooler storage, SW corner of SW corner of T38 N-R12 Sec. 24. Michael A. Rummel Clerk’s Office Town of Beaver Brook Application filed the13th day of May, 2014. Nancy Erickson, Clerk Town of Beaver Brook 605858 40-41r WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that the Washburn County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. SARONA Township: Richard King, Sarona, Wisconsin. A variance for a road reduction setback of 5 feet from the right of way of Ripley Spur Rd. (normal setback is 75 feet from the centerline or 50 feet from the right of way. Whichever is great). Division 16 Sec. 38-480 (2) and a setback of 90 feet from the ordinary high-water mark of Big Ripley Lake (normal setback is 100 feet from the ordinary high-water mark) to build a garage. Map# SA 744/Record ID#: 22544 - Lot 10 Block 3 of Deer Lake Park Section 9-37-12. Interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard. The committee will deliberate in “Open Session.” This agenda and the subsequent meeting minutes are available in large type. If you need assistance, please call Lolita Olson at 715468-4600, prior to the meeting. Webster Macomber Zoning Administrator 605856 40-41r WNAXLP


The City of Shell Lake will receive sealed proposals or complete electronic proposals ( at the office of MSA Professional Services, Inc., located at 15 West Marshall Street, Suite B, Rice Lake, Wisconsin 54868 for the 2014 Standby Generator Procurement Project until 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. All proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time. The equipment for which proposals are asked includes the following EQUIPMENT: Furnish one DOT-approved trailermounted portable diesel-fueled standby engine generator. The unit shall be 60 KW/75 KVA. The PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS may be examined at the offices of MSA Professional Services, Inc., Baraboo, Wisconsin; and the City of Shell Lake. Planholders list will be updated interactively on our Web address at under Bidding. Copies of the PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS are available at You may download the digital plan documents for $20 by inputting Quest eBidDoc #3325308 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact at 952-233-1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading and working with the digital project information. No proposal will be accepted unless accompanied by a certified check or bid bond equal to at least 5% of the amount proposal, payable to the OWNER as a guarantee that, if the proposal is accepted, the bidder will execute and file the proper contract and bond within 15 days after the award of the contract. The certified check or bid bond will be returned to the bidder as soon as the contract is signed, and if after 15 days the bidder shall fail to do so, the certified check or bid bond shall be forfeited to the OWNER as liquidated damages. No bidder may withdraw his proposal within 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof. Pursuant to Section 66.0903, Wisconsin Statutes, the minimum wages to be paid on the project shall be in accordance with the wage rate scale established by local wage rates. OWNER reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all proposals. Published by the authority of the City of Shell Lake. CONSULTING ENGINEER: MSA Professional Services, Inc. 1230 South Boulevard Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913 Scott Chilson, P.E. (608) 355-8868 605913 40-41r WNAXLP




Walking through time on the Ice Age Trail

The class had a lesson in geology in a classroom created 85,000 to 11,000 years ago, the class listens intently as Julie Fox from the WDNR explains how the glaciers carved and changed the landscape. Sitting in a classroom one can learn that a rock was created a billion years ago, touching that rock one can experience it. The students are a bit taken back by the beauty and power of the St. Croix River. The St. Croix is considered the third cleanest river by several sources. Shown (L to R): Isaac Haines, Sean Heckel, Clare Walker, Julia Pokorny, Adrianna Shriver and Madeline Hopke.

Shell Lake School District to provide free meals this summer SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake School District will again be providing free meals this summer. During the weeks of June 16-27 and July 7-18, free breakfast and lunch will be served. Breakfast will be served from 7:30-8 a.m. with lunch available from 11 a.m. to noon. Free, nutritious meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under. People over 18 years of age who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled and who also participate in a public or private nonprofit school program during the regular school year may receive free meals as well. The Summer Food Service Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Meals are provided to eligible children regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service. The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where

applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the department. Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/ or employment activities. If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call 866-632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax 202-690-7442 or email at program. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339; or 800-845-6136, Spanish. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. — from Shell Lake School District

Shell Lake School Menu Breakfast Monday, June 2: Bagel/Pop-tart (K-2) or mini cinnamon roll. Tuesday, June 3: Pancake and sausage or Get Vertical bar. Wednesday, June 4: Cereal and toast or ultimate breakfast round. Thursday, June 5: Waffle with fruit or muffin. Friday, June 6: Cheddar omelet and toast or apple stick. Monday, June 9: Bagel/Pop-tart (K-2) or mini cinnamon roll. Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/fruit and milk with their main item. Every day breakfast is free to all students.

Lunch Monday, June 2: Sloppy joes. Tuesday, June 3: Chicken gravy and biscuits. Wednesday, June 4: Calozone/pizza stick (primary only). Thursday, June 5: Chicken wrap. Friday, June 6: Hot dog or brat. Monday, June 9: Cheese or pepperoni pizza. Salad bar is served daily to all students. They will also have a daily alternate entrée choice of either sandwich pack: PB&J, flavored cracker and cheese stick or yogurt pack: Flavored fat-free yogurt with granola, flavored cracker and cheese stick.

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Arianna Schreiber, Sean Heckel, Bob Bontekoe and Blake Fogelberg explore a kettle hole created in the solid rock when the glaciers receded at the end of the last ice age 11,000 years ago.

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Kennedy Ellanson is doing a little spelunking as she explores a cave created not by the water but from the cracks created when the molten lava cooled.

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Scholarships presented by cooperative

ICCPA, publisher of the Register, Leader and Advertisers, presents total of $6,000 to area graduates

FREDERIC – For the 15th consecutive year, the Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association, which produces the Inter-County Leader and Washburn County Register newspapers and the Advertisers, has presented scholarships to graduates at schools in the area. This year, the cooperative presented $6,000 in scholarships to eight area schools – Frederic, Grantsburg, Siren, Webster, Luck, Shell Lake, St. Croix Falls and Unity. ICCPA publishes the only cooperative-owned weekly newspapers in the nation, established in 1933 by area farmers who sought a voice. The cooperative has presented at least one scholarship to area graduates since 1989. In 1998, the cooperative began giving its $300 scholarship to a graduate at each of the seven public schools in Burnett and Polk counties, and the cooperative’s board of directors voted that same year to raise the amount to $750, beginning with the 1999 scholarships. In 2005 Shell Lake became the eighth area public school to receive the cooperative’s yearly award. Recipients of the scholarships are chosen based on academic excellence, an interest in journalism or photography and on recommendation by scholarship committees. Receiving the Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association scholarships this year were Whit-

Daniel Davila Frederic

Katharine Rod Grantsburg

Logan Hamack Luck

Whitney Krogstad-Yambrick Siren

David Brereton Shell Lake

Jessica Rademacher St. Croix Falls

Sierra Thomfohrda Unity

Mikayla Hatfield Webster

ney Krogstad-Yambrick, Siren; Mikayla Hatfield, Webster; Daniel Davila, Frederic; David Brereton, Shell Lake; Logan Hamack, Luck; Sierra Thomfohrda, Unity; Katharine Rod, Grantsburg; and Jessica Rademacher, St. Croix Falls. Members of the cooperative’s board of directors

are Charles Johnson of Trade Lake, chair; Janet Oachs of Grantsburg; Ann Fawver of Luck; Richard Erickson of Grantsburg; and Merlin Johnson of Grantsburg. The manager of the cooperative is Doug Panek. – Gary King

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