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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Vol. 127, No. 38 • Shell Lake, Wis.

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Sandhill cranes head out of Crex Meadows near Grantsburg early in the morning. They are flying out to the cornfields to glean them for wasted corn. The sandhills migrate north to breed and raise their young. See more photos on page 12. - Photo by Larry Samson

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Danielle Danford | Staff writer SPOONER—The Spooner School Board appointed a new member to the board’s vacant position during a special meeting on Monday, May 2, then, at the end of the meeting, another board member announced his resignation. Five school district residents applied for the vacant board position. Those candidates were Vicki Anderson, Erin Burch, Jim Dienstl, Chad Gibson and Tasha Hagberg. Robert Hoellen, board member, thanked those for applying and Clay Halverson, fellow board member, stated that all candidates were more than qualified. Once nominations were opened, Karen Sorenson nominated Anderson, then Christina Martin nominated Burch. The board voted verbally for their candidate of choice on a roll-call

vote. Anderson was appointed to the vacant position, four votes to two. The board then elected its officers. Sorenson was elected president, Hoellen was elected vice president, Martin was elected treasurer and Anderson was elected clerk. Just as Sorenson was calling for a motion to go into closed session, Halverson announced that he was resigning his position on the board effective May 3. “Due to employment changes and personal issues that developed, I feel I can no longer give proper attention to my position on the board,” said Halverson. Several board members acknowledged Halverson’s service on the board and, with those community members attending the meeting, observed a standing ovaSee School board, Page 3

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SPOONER - Parents and kids often feel like they are from different planets. Come back to Earth with the Strengthening Families program, Weathering the teen years … with ease. Six free sessions will be held for parents/caregivers and their children ages 10-14. Free child care will be available for younger children. The program is held Tuesday evenings, June 14 - July 19, at the United Methodist Church, 312 Elm St., Spooner. A free family supper will be served at 5 p.m., with activities planned from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Topics to be covered include rules and rule breaking; how to set limits while supporting growth; what kids and parents need from each other; emotions and moods; the challenges of friends, curfews, alcohol, dating and more; and keeping family love alive. Preregistration is required by Tuesday, June 7. The program is open to the first 10 families that register. Please register by calling 715-635-4669; faxing 715-635-4665 or emailing — from LFRC

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It was a solemn moment when the classmates of Christopher Johnston planted a memorial tree in his honor at the Spooner Elementary School on Friday, April 29. The tree will remind the students of a courageous young boy who lost his battle with cancer a few weeks ago. Arbor Day is a celebration of life; it is a fitting time to celebrate Christopher’s life. See more photos, page 2. - Photo by Larry Samson



A living memorial to a friend and classmate

Spooner Mayor Gary Cuskey reads from his proclamation celebrating Friday, April 29, as Arbor Day in Spooner, to the fourth-grade students at Spooner Elementary School. Spooner is a Tree City USA. Only 3,400 cities have earned the designation of Tree City USA. Elleonna Butler, Tyler Hoover and Alyssa Bambenec pack pine trees into plastic bags that will help keep the roots moist. Every fourth-grader got a tree to take home with them at the end of the school day. LEFT: The loss of a child is always difficult for a parent or grandparent. The family of Christopher Johnston has had to deal with such a loss when he passed away in April from cancer. They chose to be with his classmates at the 2016 Arbor Day celebration. His classmates planted a tree in memory of Christopher. Shown (L to R): Sue Johnston, grandmother; Connie Johnston, mother; Collyn Huffer, grandmother; and Kim Christian, close family friend.

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Spooner fourth-graders rolled up their sleeves and worked to make this a better world. Shown (L to R): Elisha Skluzacek, Leeanne Kratchmer, Lily Hotchkiss, Anika Ferguson, Ethan Young, Zoey Wilson, Carson Klein and Tyler Olson.

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NOAA emergency radios save lives … Listen, act and live! MADISON - Do you have an emergency weather radio? It could save your life. Wednesday, May 4, is NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Awareness Day. The campaign encourages Wisconsin residents to own a NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio, a 24-hour source of weather forecasts, watches, warnings, and nonweather emergency information provided by the National Weather Service and its parent agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “The early warning of possible danger gives you and your family time to act and stay safe.” says Brian Satula, Wisconsin

Emergency Management administrator. Satula adds, “Listen, act and live! Listen to the weather radio warnings and take action right away. You’ll have a much better chance of surviving the disaster.” A NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio, with an alarm and battery backup, is one of the best ways to protect your family, especially at night when the alarm feature can wake you up during severe weather and give you and your family time to seek appropriate shelter. If there is no severe weather or emergency your radio can be switched to a silent, standby mode. Weather radios come in many sizes, with a variety of functions and costs. They

can be purchased at most electronic and home improvement stores. Most weather radio receivers are either battery-operated portables or AC-powered desktop models with battery backup. The portable weather radios are an important item to take along when you are enjoying the outdoors such as camping and boating. Many receivers have digital technology called Specific Area Message Encoding that allows users to program their radios to alarm only for hazardous conditions that affect their county. For additional information about weather radios including real-life stories of Wisconsin residents who survived a

tornado thanks to the early warning from a NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio, go to ReadyWisconsin is a campaign from Wisconsin Emergency Management with a mission to prepare individuals, families and businesses for emergencies and disasters. For additional safety tips, visit or follow them on Facebook,, Twitter, and Instagram, instagram. com/ReadyWisconsin. — from Washburn County Emergency Management

Reconnect at Prairie Fling SARONA - Celebrate spring at Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary in Sarona during the fifth-annual Prairie Fling Festival planned for Saturday, May 14. Reconnect with people, community and nature in this one-day family-friendly festival. The festival features hayrides, petting zoo, live eagle program, artists, community groups, kids activities and more. Cost is just $5/person and Hunt Hill members get in for free. All activities, entertainment and educational programming are free and the only additional expenses are for meals and optional purchases from the talented artists.  Check often to see the lineup of artists, musicians, live animal presentations and specialty speakers. This week’s Prairie Fling highlight focuses on the music of the festival.  The Little Ripley Band consists of Jane O’Brien and Norma Peterson. These talented ladies play everything from folk to rock, western to Irish and throw in a bit of reggae and old-time dance for good measure.  O’Brien plays accordion, Peterson plays the keyboard, and they both play percussion with their feet. The band admits their music style is hard to describe, but everyone agrees the sound is catchy and a lot of fun!  Little Ripley Band will be playing from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. by the library. The Second Wind String Band is an oldtime fiddle dance band comprised of a 12-string guitar, banjo, bass and fiddler. Their repertoire ranges from old-time fiddle music to folk tunes. Participants

Correction In our front page story last week concerning the dismissal by the Shell Lake School District of cheerleading coach Alana Harrington, there was erroneous information published, as presented at the school board meeting and/or by district officials, that requires correction. One of the two students appearing before the school board in praise of Harrington was not related to the Harrington family, according to Harrington. Harrington also noted that the cheerleading squad was discontinued three years ago and brought back a year and a half ago, and that the cheerleading squad was used for football, basketball, volleyball and wrestling events.  She also said the headline, Details quiet on Shell Lake cheerleading coach’s dismissal, new volunteer coaches sought, was sensational in nature.  The Register did attempt to contact Mrs. Harrington for comment but the messages left were not received, according to Mrs. Harrington.  And while the headline was factually accurate, we apologize to the Harrington family if it misled readers an any way. - Editor

Wrong name In the April 27 edition of the Register, the judge of record was incorrectly reported in the article, Spooner School District and former teachers contend contract damages in Washburn County Court. John Yackel, Sawyer County Circuit Court judge, was assigned the case and is to be attributed for the ruling and comments made in the article. The Register apologizes to Andrew Lawton and Judge Yackel and others who may have been affected by this error.

Sons of the Voyageur will entertain attendees at the Prairie Fling to be held Saturday, May 14. Musical entertainment will also be provided by the Little Ripley Band and the Second Wind String Band. — Photo submitted will enjoy their music as they visit artist vendors by the library from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. The Sons of the Voyageur (Les Fils du Voyageur) will be entertaining fling-goers as they travel throughout the camp between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. In their performances you will hear authen-

tic fur-trade-era songs sung a capella in three- and four-part harmony, and be led from Montreal to Grand Portage as the lifestyle of the voyageur is portrayed in authentic period costume. You won’t want to miss this year’s Prairie Fling. Stay tuned for upcoming features on Prairie Fling’s programs, kids

activities and more. For more information, call Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary at 715-635-6543, email, or visit the website — from Hunt Hill

Halverson’s resignation. The meeting agenda included several other agenda items but, after discussion on the question of adequate notice to the public and school board members, a motion, made by Hoellen, to table three agenda items was approved. Those agenda items are: A. Discuss policy 142.5 on filling school board vacancies, Wisconsin State Statute

120.12(28) and proposed amendment. D. Personnel recommendation. E. Agenda items from the Monday, April 18, school board meeting: • 2016-2017 district calendar. • Strategic plan. • Policy on distribution of nonschooldirected information and presence of media within schools, WASB article.

School board/from page 1 tion in his honor. Because his resignation was not included on the meeting agenda and not properly noticed, the board could not accept his resignation. It was determined his resignation would be placed on the on Monday, May 16, school board meeting agenda, the board’s regular monthly meeting. The board did discuss adhering to the currently followed procedure for filling a board vacancy in light of

Vicki Anderson, left, recites the oath of office from board member Christina Martin, right. Anderson was appointed as a new member of the Spooner School Board during a special meeting of the school board on Monday, May 2. – Photo by Danielle Danford


Mother’s Day and tea parties s we near Mother’s Day, some organizations guests put on her finery, which included hats, gloves A host a mother/daughter tea. Not only does this and colorful dresses, to attend this special party. Miss Beyond the event bring the promise of dainty sandwiches and McGillicutty had the opportunity to show off her offand receive a vast selection of doggy treats and sweet treats, it is also the opportunity for the ladies to office door spring chew toys. dress up. Sometimes the dress is funny with perhaps a On Sunday, May 8, we will celebrate Mother’s Day, garden theme. Other times the event requires a special

bonnet or decorated hat. Not every guest drinks tea. I would be among the guests that would say, “No thank you,” when offered tea. It took me until I was 50 to drink “candied” coffee, therefore I don’t hold out too much hope for me becoming a tea drinker. Candied coffee means the beverage is full of sugar and other not-good-for-you stuff. Several years ago, after attending a tea party where one could try several loose-leaf teas and view a large display of teapots and all the accessories associated with a real tea drinker, I got caught up in the enthusiasm of tea drinking. I purchased a teapot and a small container of loose-leaf rose hip tea. I was told this would be a nice light flavor for an inexperienced tea drinker. It was supposed to be soothing as well. After making a pot of tea each morning for about a month and only drinking a few sips, I got rid of the tea and the teapot. I hadn’t thought of it before, but do you think that the person that first made the comment, “a spot of tea,” may have not liked tea either? Then again, I’m thinking a “spot of tea” probably means an entire cup of tea instead of just a few sips. Once in a while, women like to gather for special celebrations that require dressing up a bit. There was a time when my friend Janet’s dog had puppies. Some of us lady friends decided to throw a puppy shower for Janet and her dog, Miss McGillicutty. Each of the

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a day set aside to honor the special women in our lives. Whether you celebrate with tea and crumpets while dressed in your finest or if you celebrate a bit more casually, may you have an enjoyable day.

Back in the early 1990s, Mary Carlson, Suzanne Johnson, and Kathryn Anderson, shown in the back, along with Chelsea and Amanda in front, were among the guests that dressed in their special outfits to attended a puppy shower for Miss McGillicutty. — Photo submitted

Remembering Mother on her special day others are honored on one day of the year. The and make herself that dress, maybe with a kind of M rest of the time they are taken for granted; it Old wife’s sleeve she liked better. Years later I wonder how she probably has always been so. Mothers are all different. had the energy to accomplish all she did. Our family There is one thing all mothers have in common and had handmade clothes, not unlike the most expensive tales that is their love for their children. clothes available now. Us girls had velvet dresses, and

A mother’s love is unselfish, and understanding, and kind. Her love is one of the best things in life that are free. You may choose a card or gift, and spend time with her, and she will appreciate your effort. If you forget she will forgive you. The memory of my mother is with me almost all the time. My mother had a way with little children that made things fun. She enjoyed doing things with us. Maybe some mothers hated the school vacation in summer. My mother welcomed the time with us. She helped us with our Kool-Aid stand, and let us keep the few pennies we earned. She showed us how we could make little dollhouse rooms and decorate them with pages clipped from an old wallpaper sales book. We made little furniture from old magazine pictures. And cut a chain of paper dolls. Or made catalog paper dolls and fit cutout clothes from them. We had lots of kids books. She often read to us evenings. One time she set us up to be a lending library for the neighborhood kids, with cards for each child. It only lasted a couple of weeks but it was a nice project. She took us for walks in the woods and told us the names of the wildflowers. I think those precious times spent with your mother are the best times of your life. There were hard times when I was growing up. We had no money for frills. Our house was on a busy road. One summer we had a root beer stand. My dad made a building from a chicken house and painted it

Mary B. Olsen white and made a counter across the front of it. We were supplied with a barrel of root beer, and the glasses came with it, and we had ice cream and the cooler came with that. We sold root beer floats, things like candy bars, and ice-cream cones. My dad had lights strung across the top of the building so we were open after the stores were closed. My mother was there all the time, making change, and my dad, too, when he was off work. I helped a little by wiping off the counter and washing glasses. My brothers and sister helped, too. We had customers we greeted politely. I don’t know if we made much money, but that summer, although it was hot weather, it was cool pouring root beer and scooping up ice cream. I also chased the flies away and swatted mosquitoes. It is one of my favorite memories. My mother taught me how to do things. She had a knack for all handcrafts. She could type and do shorthand, and she could draw as well as an artist. She could sew. If she saw a dress she liked on a manikin in a store window she might find an envelop in her purse and a pencil and sketch it and make her own pattern

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our brothers had shirts and jackets she made. Our homes were decorated with her creations. My mother taught me to sew, knit, tat, crochet and embroider. She encouraged me and us kids to get involved in things. One time, when I was a freshman in high school, they were having a dance at school one evening. My two best friends were not going. I was shy in those days. I was determined not to go. My mother said to me, “Get ready. You are going. The girl in the next block is in your class. Go to her house, knock on the door, and tell her you are going to the dance and you would like her to go with you.” I did as she said, and we had a wonderful time. I cherish these kinds of happy memories. I was fortunate to have my mother with me when I was having children of my own. Mothers are good tried-and-true baby sitters. They can give advice and they can understand because they have been through the joys as well as the sadness of motherhood. They give you so much and then they give you more, these amazing women who love and care for us. They gave us life and love and touched our hearts. Let us be thankful for the loving care our mothers have given us on Mother’s Day.

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ACCIDENT REPORT On Friday, April 8, at approximately 11:54 p.m., Daniel Horgen, 39, Minong, was northbound on Hwy. 53 in the Town of Brooklyn when he hit a deer just south of CTH F. No injuries were reported. The 2008 Honda Ridgeline he was driving was towed due to damage. On Wednesday, April 13, at approximately 7:53 p.m., Charles Schmidt, 65, Ellsworth, was northbound on Hwy. 63 in the Town of Barronett when he hit a deer. No injuries were reported. The 2002 Toyota Camry LE he was driving had severe damage. On Monday, April 18, at approximately 7:53 a.m., Dorothy Kidder, 52, Shell Lake, was eastbound on Hilltop Road in the city of Shell Lake driving a 2005 Chevy Silverado, when she hit a deer. No injuries were reported, and the vehicle had only minor damage. On Tuesday, April 19, at approximately 5:45 a.m., Karen Baker, 67, Minong, was southbound on Hwy. 63 in the Town of Stinnett when she hit a deer while driving a 2013 Nissan Sentra. No injuries were reported. The vehicle had moderate damage to the front, front passenger, middle passenger and rear passenger side.

On Tuesday, April 19, at approximately 9:35 a.m., Kim Flink, 57, Sarona, was eastbound on Pierce Road in the Town of Sarona negotiating a curve when the 2006 Saturn Ion she was driving left the roadway and hit a tree. Flink was removed by EMTs and transported by ambulance to a hospital for injuries. The vehicle had very severe damage to the front, front passenger, middle passenger, rear passenger sides and rear. The vehicle was towed. On Wednesday, April 20, at approximately 6 a.m., Daniel Thompson, 52, Sarona, was northbound on CTH K in the Town of Spooner when he hit a deer just south of Little Valley Road. No injuries were reported, but the 2014 Chevy Silverado he was driving had severe damage to the front driver side, front and front passenger side. On Wednesday, April 20, at approximately 8:50 p.m., Jasmine Beebe, 16, Spooner, was westbound on CTH A in the Town of Evergreen when she lost control of the 2000 Chevy S10 truck she was driving on the wet roadway. The truck left the road and went into the ditch. Beebe may have suffered a hip injury and was taken to the emergency room. The vehicle had very minor damage to the

middle driver side and front. On Thursday, April 21, at approximately 6:15 a.m.,  Christopher Rank, 33, Springbrook, was southbound on Gardner Lake Road in the Town of Gull Lake when he hit a deer. No injuries were reported. The 2007 Ford Fusion SE had very severe damage to the whole vehicle. On Friday, April 22, at approximately 5:50 a.m., Garth Richter, 23, Shell Lake, was southbound on Hwy. 253 when he hit a deer while he was driving a 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 just north of Lone Ranch Road. No injuries were reported. The vehicle had severe damage to the front, front driver side and front passenger side. On Friday, April 22, at approximately 3:32 p.m., a 2002 Buick Centurion registered to Phyllis Rhode, 88, Spooner, was found in the ditch on Tower Hill Road just north of Hwy. 53 in the Town of Evergreen. The vehicle was unoccupied when law enforcement found it. It was removed by a tow truck. On Sunday, April 24, at approximately 1:19 a.m., Lauren Schroeder, 24, Spooner, was southbound on Hwy. 63 in the Town of Bashaw, driving a 2010 Ford Fusion SE, when she

hit a deer. No injuries were reported, the vehicle had moderate damage to the front. On Monday, April 25, at approximately 6:40 p.m., Diana Wood, 64, Sarona, was westbound on Big Kegema Road in the Town of Sarona when she hit a deer with the 2005 Jeep Liberty she was driving. No injuries were reported. The vehicle had moderate damage to the front driver side, front and middle passenger side. On Wednesday, April 27, at approximately 10:45 a.m., Wendell Turpin, 67, Whiting, Ind., was southbound on Hwy. 63 in the Town of Barronett when he slowed the 2007 Chevy Silverado he was driving to make a righthand turn. The truck was hit from behind by a 2005 Chrysler Sebring driven by Richard Anderson, 67, Elk River, Minn. Anderson told law enforcement he was not paying attention when he hit Turpin’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Turpin’s truck had minor damage to the rear and rear driver side. Anderson’s car had moderate damage to the front and front passenger side. — Danielle Danford with information from the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office

State Patrol: Law of the Month Wisconsin’s Absolute Sobriety Law means not a drop of alcohol for drivers under age 21

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during the start of the graduation season and other springtime celebrations, law enforcement agencies are reminding young motorists and their parents about Wisconsin’s Absolute Sobriety Law for drivers under age 21. The law is quite simple. Absolute sobriety for drivers under age 21 means they may not consume any amount of alcohol, not even a drop, and legally operate a motor vehicle. Young drivers convicted of violating

Wisconsin’s Absolute Sobriety Law will have their driver license suspended for three months. They also will have to pay a $389.50 citation and will have four demerit points assessed on their driver license. “At any age, alcohol even in small amounts may impair the mental and physical skills needed to drive safely, such as decision making, concentration, coordination and reaction time. However, teens and young people, who often are

inexperienced drivers, are especially susceptible to the adverse effects of alcohol on their driving ability,” says Wisconsin State Patrol Lt. Dori Petznick, Northwest Region-Spooner Post. “We don’t want young drivers or their passengers to suffer serious injuries or tragic deaths because of a disastrous decision, such as getting behind the wheel after drinking.” — from WSP

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Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station

2015 April 25 April 26 April 27 April 28 April 29 April 30 May 1

High Low Precip. 47 38 61 27 63 28 70 33 71 40 67 33 66 39

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High Low Precip. 53 45 1.03” rain 47 36 .87” rain 54 34 56 39 54 28 61 30 59 36

Lake level: Monday, May 4, 2015: 1,218.29’ MSL Monday, May 2, 2016: 1,219.73’ MSL

Register memories 1956 – 60 Years Ago • Howard Pearson was honored for his 34 years of service with the Allen Gas and Oil Co. A retirement party was held at the Ted Hagg Sarona House. • Lawrence Bohn was spending a 10day furlough in Shell Lake. • About 10 couples helped Wendell Pederson celebrate his birthday at Mable Allen’s cottage. • Mr. and Mrs. Glen Nordin and Lynn moved into the Benny DesJardin home on Shell Lake.

1966 – 50 Years Ago

• Earl Cusick announced that he would be a candidate for the office of Washburn County clerk. Other candidates included Ernie Norton, Shell Lake; Michael Grimes, Spooner; and John Chichester, Spooner. • Mr. and Mrs. George Guyan, in honor of their daughter and son-in-law’s silver wedding anniversary, entertained at a family dinner for Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Lewis at the Red Fox Inn. • Members of the Lakers baseball team were Steve Glessing, Tom Elliott, Bill Heuer, Bill Holman, Dale Nyberg, Dale Cronkite, Dale Hansen, Dick Glessing, Bill Smith, Jerry Smith, Harland Johnson, Dean Johnson, Larry Parker, Mike Burns, Tom Parker, Steve Haremza and Mike Axon. • The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Furchtenicht had extensive damage to the roof when a spark from their chimney ignited the shingles of the roof.

1976 – 40 Years Ago

• A farmers market, sponsored by the Tuesday Club, was being proposed for Shell Lake. • Curt and Cheri Pederson celebrated Curt’s birthday by going smelting on Lake Superior with the youth group from

compiled by Suzanne Johnson their church. • Peder and Virginia Pederson had an open house at one of Peder’s new homes in Barron. • A bridal shower was held at Ernie Heuer’s for Susan Hall and Gary Dodd.

1986 – 30 Years Ago

• Mayor Pat Smith of Shell Lake was considering a run for the state Senate. Smith, a Democrat, served three terms in the Wisconsin Assembly before deciding not to seek re-election. State Sen. Dan Theno, Republican, had decided not to seek re-election after 14 years in the Senate. Smith was a Shell Lake High School graduate and a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in accounting. She was the school bus contractor for the Rice Lake School District for 25 years. • Brownies attending the Model World of the World Association of Girl Scouts in Duluth with their leaders, Georgean Kruger and JoAnn Olson, were Katie Hewitt, Betsy Olson, Tiffany Hall, Sarah Cooper, Dawn Melton, Sherry Cook, Samantha Degner, Beth Dahlstrom and Stephanie Kasten. • A piano and organ recital of Dory Hartwig’s students was held at the United Methodist Church. Those participating included Jennie Ullom, Elisbeth Moin, Tiffany Pockat, Jenny Buck, Sam Smith, Jason Jerry, Chloe Papke, Jane Knox, Liz Hanson, Heather Stouffer, Jill Gustafson and Kasey King. • It was a busy time for Shell Lake Mayor Pat Smith as three of her six children were graduating; Michael from UW-Madison with a double major in international relations and economics; Patrick with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering with an environmental emphasis on solid waste; and Margaret with a law degree from the University of Oregon at Eugene. Michael and Pat-

rick didn’t attend their commencements so they could accompany their mother, Patrick’s wife, and friend Pat Cassidy to Eugene for Margaret’s ceremony.

1996 – 20 Years Ago

• Gov. Tommy Thompson was on hand for the dedication of the new fish hatchery in Spooner that bears his name. • A wedding dance was held for Sue Albee and Steve VanMeter. • Winners at the card party held at the Barronett Civic Club were Hazel Furchtenicht and Robert Washkuhn. • Alysha Feeney, daughter of Richard and Patricia Feeney, was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church.

2006 – 10 Years Ago

• Bob and Renee Klobertanz celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a party and music at Scooter’s Bar, downtown Shell Lake. • As a community service project, the Washburn County 4-H Junior Leaders helped ready the Shell Lake pavilion, shelter and yard for summer events and activities. Members working were Chad Ullrich, Ashley Anderson, Jackie Ullrich, Megan Smith, Rebecca Cain, Amanda Holzem, Lori Eby, Jessica Cain and Christine Cain. • Participating in the ground breaking for the Northwoods Baptist Church in the Town of Beaver Brook were Harry Langland, Roger Lawrence, Pastor Alan Cassel and Dr. Daniel Livingston. • Sheriff Terry Dryden, representing law enforcement, and treasurer Jan Ullom, representing the county, along with the Washburn County Relay For Life team, washed cars at Cenex with all the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.


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illiam Kent Krueger is best known for his Cork O’Connor mysteries set largely in Minnesota. In this stand-alone novel, 13-year-old Frank Drum observes the effect of death and betrayal on his family and on those who share the small Minnesota town of New Brennen in July 1961.  Through Frank’s observations, it is apparent that when life goes into a tailspin, both centripetal and centrifugal forces are at work. While much is lost – torn apart and flung clear

of the disaster – the things at the center, stripped bare and held up for inspection, remain.

About the author Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University – before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota. He currently makes his living as a full-time author. He’s been married for over 40 years to a marvelous woman who is an attorney. He makes his home in St. Paul, a city he dearly loves. Krueger writes a mystery series set

in the North Woods of Minnesota. His protagonist is Cork O’Connor, the former sheriff of Tamarack County and a man of mixed heritage – part Irish and part Ojibwe. His work has received a number of awards, including the Minnesota Book Award, the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award, the Dilys Award, and the Friends of American Writers Prize. His last five novels were all New York Times best-sellers. “Ordinary Grace,” his standalone novel published in 2013, received the Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America in recognition for the best novel published in that year.


Thursday, May 5 & Friday, May 6 • Rummage sale, Shell Lake United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr.; 3-7 p.m., Thursday; and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Coffee will be served. Thursday, May 5 • As part of National Day of Prayer, a prayer breakfast will be held at the Cumberland Methodist Church at 7 a.m. Local leaders will share their experiences. • National Day of Prayer gathering at Timberland Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. Wake up America is this year’s theme. Participants are encouraged to attend and pray for this country. Topic speakers will be Government: Rep. Romaine Quinn; Military: Maj. Chris Belfeld, Air Force; Media: Larry Samson, Washburn County Register reporter/photographer; and other inspirational leaders of the community. • 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. • All area nurses are invited to a Nurses Week celebration,  5:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, 312 Elm St., Spooner. Northern Waters Parish Ministry will sponsor supper followed by a meeting about parish nursing. No reservations required. • National Day of Prayer gathering at Cornerstone Church, Spooner, 7 a.m.; Spooner City Hall, and Shell Lake City Hall, noon; and Lake Park Alliance, Shell Lake, 7 p.m. For more information, go to nationaldayofprayer. org.



Friday, May 6 • Spooner GWFC Women’s Club will meet at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. There will be musical entertainment. Members, bring a guest. Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Pat at 715-8652250. • Shell Lake track team car wash, 4-7:30 p.m., at the Shell Lake High School.  Saturday, May 7 • Rummage sale at Faith Lutheran Church, W7148 Luther Road, Spooner, 8 a.m. to noon. Monday, May 9 • Shell Lake fifth- through eighth-grades pops concert, 7 p.m., 3-12 School. • Dining at 5, Friendship Commons, Shell Lake. Call 715-468-4750 for reservations 24 hours in advance. Tuesday, May 10 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. • Shell Lake Book Club, 6 p.m., Lakeview Bar and Grill. Wednesday, May 11 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Railroad Memories Museum Board of Directors meeting,  1 p.m., Spooner City Hall. All volunteers welcome. Thursday, May 12 • Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. • Open mic at The Dock Coffee, 218 Elm St., Spooner. Sign up at 6 p.m., performers begin at 6:30-9 p.m. Held on the second Thursday of every month. Call Carol McDowall with questions at 715-416-0489. Friday, May 13 • “Long Live the Squeezebox XXVIII” spring edition, 7:30 p.m., Ceska Opera House, 320 W. Third St., Haugen. Call 715-234-5600 for reservations.

Saturday, May 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. Monday, May 16 • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner.  • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m., at the lodge. • Dining at 5, Spooner Senior Center. Call 715-6358283 for reservations 24 hours in advance.  Tuesday, May 17 • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 8-9:30 a.m. For more information, call 715-6354669. Wednesday, May 18 • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 4 p.m., at the library. The public is welcome. Thursday, May 19 • Washburn County Historical Society Board of Directors meeting, 4 p.m., Hewitt Building, Shell Lake Museum Complex. Public is welcome. For more information, call 715-468-2982. • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting available. Saturday, May 21 • Home and garden show, Shell Lake Arts Center, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. • Shell Lake PTA Laker Color Run, 9 a.m., Shell Lake beach. Registration 8 a.m. To donate go to shop. • Happy Trails for Happy Tails trail ride fundraiser for the Washburn County Area Humane Society Animal Shelter starting at 10 a.m. at the South Dugan Run Horse Trails, located 11 miles east of Spooner and 2 miles south on Harmon Lake Road. Cookout-style lunch served from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the trailhead. RSVP by calling or texting Kate at 715-419-2797 or Shawn at 715-931-8984.



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How often does the Shell Lake Public Library acquire new books? All the time! On average they add 40 new books to their collection every month. They include items from all genres and age levels each time an order is placed. Plus, newly released fiction for adults is delivered automatically, varying from month to month. And don’t forget about audiobooks. About 10-15 new audiobooks on CD are ordered each month from new fiction to autobiographies. Since they keep adding new books each month, they also need to get rid of some. If a fictional book or audio book in the library is not checked out for two or more

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it from other libraries through an interlibrary loan. It is easy to request items online through the library’s website. Or you can call or go to the library and tell them what you are looking for. They are more than happy to help, and it is free. The Shell Lake Public Library itself just requested books from other libraries for the May book display on gardening in order to show patrons something new. So, if you think you’ve seen everything at the library, think again. It’s not just the same old books.

New food experiences with chef Peter Kwong part of Spooner Area Community Ed SPOONER – Peter Kwong, chef, restaurant consultant, musician and weekly columnist, started his Spooner Community Education instruction with Chinese Cooking 101 and will continue with upcoming offerings that will round out any cooking experience. A truly cultural road trip is set for Saturday, May 14, visiting a dim sum house in Bloomington, Minn., to get a taste of a real Chinese dining tradition and savory varieties of appetizers. Chef Kwong will guide you through the menu, the ingredients, and how they are prepared. Later visit a grocery store where choosing Oriental food items will make cooking at home easy and impressive. Kwong will also be with community ed for a memorable evening mid-May. On Thursday, May 19, from 5:307:30 p.m., he will join Dancing Dragonfly Winery and

Betsy at Spooner Market and Grill, downtown Spooner, Community Education opportunities, visit spooner.k12. pairing wines with delectable appetizers and Betsy’s chocolate ganache cake. Don’t let choosing a wine be a Spring_Summer_2016.pdf . guessing game. There are countless unfamiliar names Contact Karen Collins, community education coordiand an abundance of wine varieties on the market. Learn nator, at 715-635-0243, or email collinsk@spooner.k12. how to pair the distinct taste and feel of a wine with the — from SACE proper foods to enhance any dining experience. SACE will also enjoy Kwong’s talents for Mexican and Italian cooking experiences in June and July. Reserve limited spots by Saturday, May 7, for the dim sum house trip, and Kwong’s wine SPOONER - The Washburn County Land and Water Conservation pairing by Thursday, May 5. For more information on Spooner Area Department will host an aquatic invasive species monitoring workshop on Saturday, May 21, at the Spooner DNR Service Center. The workshop will be held from 9-11 a.m. The training and resource materials provided in the workshop will help volunteers identify invasives such as Eurasian water milfoil, curly-leaf pondweed, zebra mussels and among others, rusty crayFriday, May 6 The Washburn County Relay For Life fish. The training will also provide instructions on how to organize • Mother’s Day Bake Sale, lobby of Infundraiser for the American Cancer Soan effective monitoring team, where and when to look for invasives, ciety is set for Friday, July 22. The open- dianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake, 8:30 and what to do if you suspect that you have found an invasive plant ing ceremony will start at 6 p.m., and the a.m. to noon. or animal. Invasive species identification will take place, along with event will conclude at 11 p.m. in Shell Lake some native plant identification. Memorial Park. If you would like to include There is no cost to attend the workshop. The AIS monitoring is team fundraising events in this column, designed to be easy and fun for all to participate in. It is tailored so please email your information to news@ you can select which species you are interested in and can fit into your schedule. To register, please call Lisa Burns at 715-468-4654 or email lburns@ — from WLWCD

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


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“Long Live the Squeezebox XXVIII” to be held at Ceska Opera House HAUGEN - Tickets are now on sale for “Long Live the Squeezebox XXVIII,” spring edition, which will be presented 7:30 p.m. at the Ceska Opera House in Haugen, 320 W. Third St., on Friday, May 13.  The show is a traditional celebration of accordion and concertina music. Reservations for seating are required, and may be obtained by calling 715-234-5600. This show is being presented in memory of accordion player Harry L. Hagen of Chetek, who died last October.  Hagen appeared in the shows for 25 years and was a tireless promoter of the accordion as an instrument of fine art. Players scheduled to appear include: Sally Baumberger, Rice Lake, on piano

accordion; Fritz Brandenburg, Chetek, on button box accordion; Arnie Checkalski, Rice Lake, concertina; John Cynor, Cumberland, on concertina accompanied by Dorothy Haraburda, Cornell, on drums; George “Mr. Concertina” Dums, Rib Lake on concertina; Brad Kuchera, Hillsdale, on piano accordion; Larry Lompa, Eau Claire, on concertina; William Luedtke, Boyd on button box accordion; JoAnn Matthys, Barron, on piano accordion; Ralph Sokup, Rice Lake, on drums; and Mike Konop, Blaine, Minn., on tuba. In addition to the music, the evenings are interspersed with comic relief from Ceska Opera’s Mighty Uff-da Players. — from Ceska Opera House

Spooner-Trego Lions make donations to area organizations Assembly of players from 2015 “Long Live the Squeezebox XXVII,” spring edition included seated (L to R): Aaron Dostal, Sally Baumberger, Ellie Paulson, JoAnn Matthys, William Luedtke and Brad Kuchera. Standing:  Jeff Dostal, Rich Swanson, Joel Jensen, Arnie Checkalski, George “Mr. Concertina” Dums, Ralph Sokup and Mike Konop. — Photo submitted

WITC residential construction and cabinetmaking open house set An open house will be held Wednesday, May 11, for this home built by the construction and cabinetmaking program at WITC. — Photo submitted

RICE LAKE - For students in the residential construction and cabinetmaking program, formerly wood technics, there couldn’t be a better hands-on project – to build a house from beginning to end. The students will celebrate the completion of their project with a public open house on Wednesday, May 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. The house is located at 102 Royal Crest Drive in Rice Lake. From Main Street, go west on Allen St., through the stop at Wisconsin Street, north on Royal Crest, corner of Sabrina Court. Follow signs. Now in its 14th year, this year’s sponsor is Jason Derousseau of Re/Max Advantage.  Second-year students began construction of the house in late August, under the supervision of instructors Scott Theilig and Chris Harder, as well as director Scott Richter of Vanderport Construction. The students worked on nearly

Lion Gary Kutchera, Spooner-Trego Lions Club, presented Sue Miller of the Alzheimer’s Respite program, a check for $600. Also shown is Lion Marie Thompson.

all aspects of the building, from framing and trusses, siding and roofing, to building and installing cabinets. First-year students in the program were also involved in the project, insulating and installing drywall. Broadband technologies students, formerly telecommunication, wired the home for telephone, cable TV and data. WITC-Rice Lake offers the only twoyear construction program in the state of Wisconsin. The residential construction and cabinetmaking technical diploma provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for job success in the construction industry. Students learn the fundamentals of building design, construction, layout operation, related mathematics, blueprint reading, estimating, cabinet design, cabinet and furniture making and more. — from WITC

Winners of UWBC chess tournament

The Spooner-Trego Lions Club made a $750 donation to Indianhead Community Action Agency on Thursday, April 28. Shown (L to R): Lion Gary Kutchera, Dawn Schliesmann of ICAA, and Lion Mary Kutchera. — Photos submitted

Walt Klemencic, center, Chetek, won UW-Barron County’s spring chess tournament. Joe Sienko, right, Spooner, took second place, and Michael Buenzli, Amery, finished third in the Swiss-system format tourney. — Photo submitted

Spooner-Trego Lions Gary Slonkier, left, and Mary Kutchera, right, presented Chuck Adams, center, representing the Washburn County Food Pantry, with a $750 check on Thursday, April 28.


Keep it going

Earth Notes


ow was your Earth Day? I hope you did something out of the ordinary, something you can be proud of. Let’s keep Earth Day rolling and adopt a few new habits that are easier on the Earth. A healthy planet takes work. It takes time and effort and attention, not just on the one day designated for displaying it, but the other 364 too. Here’s a quick list of ways to ensure that this year, Earth Day doesn’t become a one-off.

Make it a beginning, instead of a celebration Calling something a celebration often indicates a sense of success and achievement – we’ve done it! Mission accomplished. But anyone familiar with environmental issues knows that we are far, far from reaching the point where we can declare climate change solved or pollution stopped. Instead, environmentalism needs to be an ever-evolving process, and what better time to begin? This year, create a beginning. Whether it’s in your home or in your office, set a meeting, brainstorm initiatives, preach to everyone you meet about an issue important to you, influence some kids, and create positive environmental change that will last all year-round. Team up Creating change can be tough at the best of times and near-impossible if you live or work with others who

Jen Barton aren’t on the same page as you are. Earth Day is the perfect time to capitalize on good intentions and rally the troops to commit to the cause. Pledge to create change together, ask for support on environmental initiatives and ask for their input and ideas as well.

Make resolutions I have said it before, but treat Earth Day as though it was Jan 1, and make some Earth Day resolutions. Instead of pledging to lose 10 pounds, pledge to reduce your garbage by 25 percent; instead of vowing to quit smoking, promise to stop buying single-serve food items – you get the idea. Set simple, concise, measurable goals and then get to work making them a reality. Take action Sometimes you need a good shake-up. Sometimes

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The last ballgame


t was June 20, 1980, a hot Friday night in Chicago. The Detroit Tigers were in town, and so was I. I was bringing back some left-behind belongings to my new home in Superior and decided to call my pal, Joe, and let him know that I was in town for a few days. He’s not always easy to reach so I was somewhat dubious as to whether or not I would catch him as he stays busy. This particular day was to be a “nonbusy” day, I was to find out later. Joe answered the phone and said, “Yeah, I’m home and I’ve got box seat tickets to the Sox game and you’re invited.” Didn’t have to twist my arm. Joe had just moved to Peotone, Ill., which is about 35 terrifying freeway miles from Old Comiskey Park. Joe, being a new resident, automatically qualified to be a new neighbor and the only way you can measure a good new neighbor is by finding another new neighbor who is hopefully also good. The only way your new new neighbor can be a bad new neighbor is if he gives you a bad new-neighbor rating. Joe decides to make him a good new neighbor by getting him drunk. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. and it’s already 6 p.m. when I get to Joe’s house. We have a beverage or two and we’re off to Comiskey. Don’t forget that I’m getting a late start as I showed up sober and the rest of the gang were “in progress.” Our wheels consisted of a van, one driver, one passenger and a guy in a lawn chair — that was me. Ever sit in a chair that did the cha cha and the shimmy all at once? Think of a marble in a shoe box. All this coupled with the antics of a frustrated race car driver, makes a guy want to switch buses, which at one point looked pretty promising as we were about to become an integral part of a Greyhound. Miraculously, when I unburied my face, we were actually easing into a parking place. A normal place for normal people in normal vehicles. I wanted to kiss the ground. This was simply a prelude, a warm-up, if you will. But at this point we were alive, and I was still looking forward to the game.

Bud Hoekstra We had really great seats, almost right behind the White Sox dugout. Envision a crowd of 45,000 or so avid baseball watchers and dyed-in-the-wool White Sox fans. These guys are mostly blue-collar workers who didn’t go home after work but stopped off at the local watering hole and went to the game from there. It’s Friday and a beautiful one. Now try to envision 45,000 inebriates in one place. The psychology of the crowd is easily measured by the number of guys who are standing in front of you when you have to eliminate some of that beverage. Our little group was lucky as we had a really industrious beverage vendor in our area. It was like having a human conveyer belt. We were his first stop. Joe still gets a Christmas card from him. Not only was there a game to watch, but side shows were also provided, like when good neighbor Tom went to the washroom and never came back. A vanishing act for sure. It took three innings for him to reappear and while Joe was trying to find him, he happened to stumble upon some guys from work. I mean if you see the same guys day in and day out at work, it’s a natural that you’re going to at least spend the seventh-inning stretch with them. Sort of like a coffee break away from home. As luck would have it, the game goes into extra innings. It is the 11th, everyone is accounted for and we’re taking a stab at some intelligent, yet obscured ballgame watching. The guy to my left is on the other side of a railing that is used for box seat dividers. We don’t know him from Adam, but our hero happens to overhear him say something less than neighborly about the White Sox. I would suppose whatever com-

Spring edibles class offered S ​ HELL LAKE – A WITC class on spring edibles will be offered ​Tuesday, May 10, and Thursday, May 12, 6-8 p.m.  at the Shell Lake High School.  This class will teach how to identify, harvest and prepare wild morel mushrooms. Students will learn to identify all forms of true and false morels, as well as how to prepare them for the table. Also discussed will be oyster mushrooms and pheasant’s back mushrooms along with

you need to donate or go cold turkey; sometimes you need to replace all of the lightbulbs in your house in one sweep, sometimes you need to actually recycle all of the electronics sitting in your garage waiting to be recycled. In short, this Earth Day, we need action. Change your life, change the way you live. Write to your local politician and make your voice heard. Put your money where your mouth is and make Earth Day count. You can recycle both electronics and fluorescent bulbs at a number of sites around Burnett and Washburn counties so please contact Jen for locations and prices at jbarton@, or 715-635-2197.

Keep it going Each day, wake up with the same Earth-saving, climate-protecting, carbon-reducing goals in mind, and find a way to do better, do more and do different. Earth Day can’t be just one day. It’s not just that it’s not enough – which it isn’t – it’s that marking this solitary day allows us to become complacent and self-congratulatory. It allows us to check off the box marked “care about the earth” and move on to the next item on the list, feeling proud of ourselves. Anyone else see a problem here? Contact Jen with questions about recycling, hazardous waste management or anything else environmentally related. We will get it figured out together.

ment that was made was immediately filed under “malcontent” for future reference. I was still trying to figure out the score when Al Cowens, of the Tiger, hits a routine ground ball to the shortstop who threw the ball routinely to the first baseman. What wasn’t routine was that Cowens ran to the pitcher’s mound. My initial thought was, is that fair? I was getting ready to pour my beverage out when Cowens then punches Ed Farmer, the pitcher, who was turned around watching the play. The place went crazy! Both benches emptied immediately and, of course, the fans had to get in on the fun. Try to imagine 45,000 frenzied piranhas. Joe was eating a hot dog at the time and was trying to get at this guy on my left with one hand on the divider rail and the other on the hot dog. All this and stepping on me at the same time was pretty impressive for a guy who wasn’t sure if he was at Comiskey Park or at a seminar on nuclear fission. I figured if I shoved the hot dog in Joe’s face, the other guy wouldn’t have to eat it and that would save on court costs, etc. The plan worked as I remembered the following day. I couldn’t find any bruises or abrasions. I was in one piece which was cause for a celebration in itself. I have never been to a sports meltdown before and was wondering how my insurance agent would react when I called him and asked about future events. The smoke finally cleared and the game resumed, nobody watching it, but after they carted away most of the fight crowd, there were a few concerned game watchers left. We were still there but I wouldn’t say we were concerned. In conclusion, we were all trying to piece together the why and wherefore of Cowen’s actions, nobody having the foggiest answer until the paper came out the following day with the explanation. Farmer had beaned Cowens a few years back and must have done something to get his goat as Cowens had faced Farmer previously without incident. Once again, after being lost and miraculously discovering a bar that catered to aliens, the old van sort of wobbled into its berth. That was my last game at Old Comiskey. Was it one to remember or one to forget? Detroit won.

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Regional cow-calf meeting focuses on predator management issues MINONG - Be sure to attend this year’s regional cow-calf meeting focusing on predator management issues, to be held on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Minong Center LLC in Minong just east of Hwy. 53 on Hwy. 77 on the left side of the street.  The event will conclude with predator abatement techniques and pasture walk at the Larry and Deb Radzak beef farm at Chittamo about seven miles from Minong, going east on Hwy. 77 and then north on CTH G.  Signs will be posted

at the locations or turnoffs. The event is sponsored by UW-Extension, USDAAPHIS Wildlife Services, Wisconsin DNR and the NW Wisconsin Graziers Network.  Please register by Wednesday, May 18.  The cost of the program is $12 for the meal.  For registration or information, contact Otto Wiegand at UWEXSpooner,  800-528-1914 or 715-635-3506, or David Ruid, USDA-APHIS, 715-3695221, ext. 13. — from UWEXT

Nexen recently donated a TV4 machining center to the Spooner Area School District for its technical education department. Through coordinated efforts from Northwoods Lumber, Spooner Machine and Nexen, the machine was successfully delivered to the metals and fabrications lab. — Photo submitted


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Shell Lake Pack 51 received awards during their meeting held Tuesday, April 26. — Photos by Stephanie Whiteside

Scouts lined up for a uniform inspection at the Pack 51 meeting.

Pack 62 and Troop 104 assist in Scouting For Food

Donation made for concussion testing in Shell Lake

On Tuesday, April 12, Spooner Cub Scout Pack 62 distributed Scouting for Food door hangers in the city of Spooner. On Saturday, April 16, Spooner Boy Scout Troop 104 went around the neighborhoods of the city and collected the donations.  The donations were taken to the Washburn County Food Pantry.  There were 285 items, weighing 354 pounds, collected. Shown (L to R): Jeffrey Rongner, Tristan Nelson, Andrew Tellefson, Ethan Martin, Triston Ostrom, Cale Cleveland, Jay Luedtke and Keagan Weinstock. — Photo submitted

Patti Naglosky, left, representing Indianhead Community Health Care Inc., presented Kelly Schmidt, right, Shell Lake School District nurse, with a $400 donation to be used toward concussion testing for students of the school district. The presentation was made Tuesday, April 26, at a concussion management presentation held at the Shell Lake High School. – Photo by Danielle Danford

WCAHS to sponsor trail ride SPOONER - The Happy Trails for Happy Tails trail ride fundraiser for the Washburn County Area Humane Society Animal Shelter will be held on Saturday, May 21, starting at 10 a.m. The trail will start at the south Dugan Run Horse Trails, located 11 miles east of Spooner and two miles south on Harmon Lake Road. A donation per rider will be $25 minimum. This donation will include a good day of horseback riding, a nice donation to the animal shelter and a cookout-style lunch served from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the trailhead. To be sure there will be plenty of food, riders are asked to RSVP by calling or texting Kate at 715-419-2797 or Shawn at 715-931-8984. The location is a great venue for riders as most of the loops available are around five miles, with shorter routes available, and this is not a group ride so everyone may ride at their leisure and have a relaxing day. Riders are encouraged to wear orange. Because this is a fundraiser for the Washburn County Area Humane Society, it would be nice if Happy Trails for Happy Tails riders would get involved in

a donation competition. A very nice prize will be awarded to the person raising the most money. There will also be a variety of other prizes to be won that day just for the fun of it. Riders must sign a waiver form. Riders under 18 must have a parent present to sign their waiver form. Also, a copy of a Coggins test is required for each horse. Amenities at the trailhead area include parking, bathroom, well, fire rings, grills, and 12 campsites with electrical hookup. Trail maps will be available on the day of the ride or online at what-to-do/horseback-riding. WCAHS is happy to add this event to the 2016 fundraising calendar and hope to make this an annual trail ride for those who enjoy horseback riding and enjoy supporting this local animal shelter, which is located at the south end of Spooner by the Washburn County Fairgrounds. Check out the WCAHS Shelter’s Facebook page and website:, or stop in. The public is always welcome. — from WCAHS

Tomatoes, peppers and perennials highlight annual plant sale SPOONER - Think summer, think vegetable gardening, and what almost invariably comes to mind is tomatoes. Sun-ripened, fresh-from-the-vine tomatoes so full of flavor they almost make a person swoon. That is what the UW-Extension North County Master Gardener Volunteers Association plans to put into the hands of gardeners on Saturday, May 21, at its 15th-annual plant sale. Specially chosen heirloom tomatoes and a variety of peppers will be featured at the sale.  Miscellaneous perennial flowers and grasses will also be offered. Heirloom tomatoes were the cornerstone of the group’s very first plant sale. Since then, NCMGVA has increased the number of heirloom choices and added a few of their favorite hybrid varieties. The tomato and pepper plants are started from seed and grown by volunteers specifically for the sale. Though hundreds of the plants will be at the sale, they tend to sell out quickly, and gardeners are advised to go early for the best selection. The sale begins at 8

a.m. at the Spooner Ag Research Station and runs until the plants are sold out. The proceeds go toward supporting the teaching and display garden that is open to the public on Orchard Lane, just east of the ag research station; for gardenrelated grants; for promoting horticulture outreach and education in Sawyer, Washburn and Burnett counties; and other horticultural projects. According to Kevin Schoessow, area UW-Extension agriculture development educator and adviser to NCMGVA, “Master Gardener volunteers come together from many backgrounds. They find common ground in their appreciation for growing plants, whether edible or ornamental. They are trained volunteers who assist the University of Wisconsin-Extension staff by helping people in the community better understand horticulture and the environment, and they donate thousands of hours’ worth of their time each year toward that end.” Further information about the sale can be found at — NCMGVA 


Students present Prairie Fire production of “Pinocchio”

Ava Young and Deidre Cochran pose for a photo during makeup time. Cochran is the Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre director/actor and Young had a lead role with no lines; she was a mime. Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre and the Spooner Parent Teacher Organization teamed together for the oneday performance of “Pinocchio” on Saturday, April 30, at the Spooner High School auditorium. The hooligans talk Pinocchio into skipping school and hanging out with them. It does not go well for Pinocchio and he lies to get out of trouble. Shown (L to R): Ciara Scribner, Augumn Rygg, Jay Luedtke, Brianna Radman and Garin Melton.

In every Prairie Fire production there is one group that has the most fun with their characters; that would be the puppets in this play. Shown (L to R): Ariahna Scherer, Andrea Woofter, Matthew Miller, Reagan Clark and Grace Zeien.

In the three lead roles in the production of “Pinocchio,” the Blue Fairy was played by Kadience Streitz, Pinocchio was played by Jay Luedtke and Cricket was played by Garin Melton.

Photos by Larry Samson

The Spirits of the Forest had the coolest costumes and makeup. Lauralie Ennis, Reese Grindell and Camryn Meyers were perfect for the roles. RIGHT: Playing the bad guys is always fun. The vermin were the bad guys with cool names like Badger, Weasel, Ferret and Cat. Shown (L to R): Keiona OppelBailor, Julia Corbin, Evelynn Pederson, Jasmine Gillis and Deidre Cochran.

Spooner Garden Club The Spooner Garden Club braved the cool spring day to clean the city gardens and to prepare them for the new growing season. They posed for a group photo on their cleanup day, Friday, April 29. In addition to the city gardens, the group maintains the flower beds at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. — Photo submitted


Spooner choir performs for clinician

The moment of truth comes when Michelle Pare addresses the choir. In critiquing their performance, she will use both praise for what she liked and constructive criticism for what she didn’t. In some cases, she will be reinforcing what music director Eric Connor has told them already but it doesn’t hurt to hear it again. Michelle Pare and director Eric Connors direct the Spooner Select Choir as Tamara Smith accompanies on the piano. Pare is working with the choir on selected parts of the song to help make them better singers.

Photos by Larry Samson The Spooner Select Choir sings three selected pieces for appraisal on Friday, April 29, in the Spooner choir room. Michelle Pare is a clinician and former choir teacher working with them to help them take their music to a new level. Pare was a 1971 camper at what was then called the Indianhead Arts Center in Shell Lake. She talks fondly of her experience there. Many music teachers in the state are former campers at the Shell Lake Arts Center.

Spring courtship

Soon the two male sandhill cranes are fighting for the affection of the female crane, who watches the two fight over her. The pair will remain together for 9-10 months to raise their young. - Photos by Larry Samson LEFT: Spring courtship starts when a male sandhill crane warns an approaching male that this is his girl.

SPRING sports

Summer school registration is open SHELL LAKE – Students and parents are encouraged to check out the class catalogs for this year’s summer school and recreation program at Shell Lake Schools. All classes are no charge to students residing in the Shell Lake School District and a $5 class fee applies for those residing outside of the district. Classes are offered to students in grades 4K-plus and include topics in science, reading, archery, swimming les-

sons, Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre and more for six weeks of summer school. Information will go home in school backpacks and will be available in school offices on Friday, May 6. For those interested in getting a jump start, the online catalog and registration is live. Look for the link on the school website homepage: — from Shell Lake Schools

schedule Track

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

Baseball Thursday, May 5: At Siren, 5 p.m. Monday, May 9: Versus Grantsburg, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 10: At Webster, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 12: At Clayton, 5 p.m.

Monday, May 16: Versus St. Croix Falls, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 17: Versus Frederic/Luck, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19: Versus Unity, 5 p.m.

Softball Thursday, May 5: At Cameron, 5 p.m. Monday, May 9: Versus Grantsburg, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 10: At Siren, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 12: At Turtle Lake, 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14: Shell Lake Tournament, 10 a.m. Monday, May 16: Versus St. Croix Falls, 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 17: Versus Frederic/Luck, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19: Versus Unity, 5 p.m. Friday, May 20: Versus Hayward, 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 24: Regionals at Shell Lake, 5 p.m.



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Shell Lake beats Butternut 8-7 in a nonconference game Shell Lake base runner Sean Heckel dives back to first base as the Butternut pitcher tries to pick him off. The throw was low, so Heckel was able to advance to second.

James Crawford makes the tag for the out at second as teammate Carter Lawrence backs up the throw.

Photos by Larry Samson

Right fielder Jack Skluzacek makes it look easy as he catches a ball hit to deep right field.

Levi Beecroft rounds second and looks to base coach Brad Sauve for the go-ahead to third. Smart base running is the key to success in baseball. Shell Lake beat Butternut 8-7 in a nonconference game in Shell Lake on Tuesday, April 26.

Lakers beat Solon Springs 6-1 April 26 Cassie Schroeder makes a catch of a popup just outside of the infield in no-man’sland. Heidi Steines comes in to back her up.

Coach Kelly Green gives Arianna Schreiber a lastminute instruction. Green has been the heart and soul of the Shell Lake program for many years.

Photos by Larry Samson

LEFT: Senior Keagan Blazer is off to a good year pitching for Shell Lake as the Lakers beat Solon Springs 6-1 in a home game on Tuesday, April 26. RIGHT: Playing in her second year behind the plate, Meredith Kevan has earned the respect of the opposing players.



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Track team competes in St. Croix Falls Invitational

ST. CROIX FALLS - Shell Lake competed in the St. Croix Falls Track Invitational on Thursday, April 28. Again, the weather was not ideal and athletes had to compete in the cold, wind and rain.   Laker track and field results: 100-meter dash: In third place was Sydney Schunck running 13.69. Also competing were Ashley Clark, 16.35; Kaitlyn Harraghy, 16.50; Luke Fogelberg, 12.83; Tyler Rognholt, 13.99; and Daniel Nielsen, 14.74. 200-meter dash: Ashley Clark, 34.4. 400-meter dash: Ali DeLadi, 1:19.08; Alecia Knoop, 1:26.60; Daniel Parish, 1:03.60; and Dakota LaSarge, 1:13.10. 800-meter run: Daniel Parish, 2:31.51, and Dakota LaSarge, 2:56.33. 1600-meter run: Nathaniel Swan, 6:25.32. 300-meter hurdles: Sheri Clark took second place with 51.79 and Julia Pokorny took third place with 53.30. 4x100-meter relay: First place went to the team of Sydney Schunck, Emma Thomas, Lindsey Martin, and Nicole Mikula with a time of 54.25; the team of Luke

Sheri Clark took second place in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 51.70 at the St. Croix Falls Invitational. — Photos submitted

Daniel Nielsen is shown running the 4x200-meter relay.

Fogelberg, Nick Udovich, Linden Nelson, and Dominic Hopke placed fourth with a time of 51.13. 4x200-meter relay: The team of Alyssa Hodgett, Kaitlyn Harraghy, Ashley Clark and Savannah Steines had a time of 2:15.59. The team of Luke Fogelberg, Daniel Nielsen, Erick Haynes and Nick Udovich had a time of 1:55.34. 4x800-meter relay: The team of Ali Deladi, Lauren Osborn, Cassie Skattebo and Savannah Steines placed fourth with a time of 11:45.10. Pole vault: Fourth place went to Nick Udovich, 9’, and sixth place went to Linden Nelson, 8’. Also vaulting was Daniel Parish, 7’. Long jump: Madison LaFave, 10’3.5”, Kaitlyn

Daniel Parish had a time of 1:03.60 in the 400-meter dash at the St. Croix Falls Invitational held Thursday, April 28.

Harraghy, 10’01”; Katie Cox, 9’09”; and Tyler Rognholt, 15’00.25”. Triple jump: Fourth place went to Linden Nelson, 37’09.5”. Also jumping was Ashlea Meister, 27’07”. Shot put: Third place went to Ashlea Meister, 30’03.75”. Throwing, as well, were Madison LaFave, 27’05”; Sydney Schunck, 26’07.5”; and Luke Pokorny, 34’02.5”. Discus throw: Fifth place went to Ashlea Meister, 79’02”. Also throwing were Kaelin Laub, 76’01”; Madison LaFave, 67’02”; and Luke Pokorny, 77’09”. – with information submitted by Julie Schunck

Spooner softball takes a loss to Bloomer It’s a close call as the Bloomer runner slides into place as Emma Salquist tags her. The play could have been called either way but the runner is always given the benefit of the doubt in a close call.

Audi Blonk with a hard-hit single against the Bloomer pitcher. Spooner lost 15-8 against Bloomer in their home game on Thursday, April 28. The Rails had a bad inning in the fifth, giving up nine runs.

Photos by Larry Samson Audi Blonk and Dani Dewitt come back to the dugout after Blonk slid safely into home. The two juniors have been playing since grade school and have become a pitching-catching duo for the Rails.




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Rails track team hosts conference quad meet

SPOONER - On Thursday, April 28, the Spooner boys and girls track and field team hosted Barron, Ladysmith and Northwestern in a conference track meet. The boys team placed second with 70 points to Northwestern’s 118, while Barron was third with 49.5, then Ladysmith with 23.5. The girls team placed third with 43 points, while Northwestern was first with 87.5, Barron second with 66.5, and Ladysmith was fourth with 28. Placing for the Rails: The girls 4x800-meter relay team consisting of Lily Arf, Cierra Kirkwood, Anna Emerson and Natalie Meister placed first with a time of 11:51.8. The boys 4x800meter relay consisting of Ryan Anderson, Abhinab KC, Tyler Revak and Ramon Nunez also placed first with a time of 9:37.6. In the boys 110-meter hurdles, Devan Miller placed first with a time of 16.5. The girls 100-meter dash saw Britney Bauer capturing second with a time of 14.1 while Topanga Peterson placed eighth in 15.1. The boys 100-meter dash was won by Desi Fielding in 11.8. Austin Bauer was 10th in 13.1. Cierra Kirkwood captured the girls 1,600-meter run in a time of 6:18.4 while Dan Pederson won the boys 1,600-meter run in a time of 4:33.8. Myron Holley was 12th in the 1,600-meter run with 6:04.9. The girls 4x200-meter relay consisting of Lily Arf, Britney Bauer, Topanga Peterson, and Alex Grubbs placed second with a time of 2:00.6. In the girls 400-meter dash, Alex Grubbs placed second in 1:08.3 while Natalie Meister placed fourth in 1:11.8 and Anna Emerson placed fifth in 1:15.1. Ramon Nunez captured first in the boys 400-meter dash with a time of 58.2. Abhinab KC was fourth in the 400-meter dash in 59.4 and Austin Bauer was fifth with 1:01.1. Devan Miller won the boys 300-meter hurdles in 43.5. Tyler Revak captured first in the boys 800-meter run with a time of 2:11.8 while Ryan Anderson was fifth in 2:25.5 and Allan Dahl was

Ramon Nunez Escamilla crosses the finish line placing first in the 400-meter dash. He had a time of 58.19 seconds.

12th in 2:57.3. Ramon Nunez was fifth in the boys 200-meter dash with a time of 25.0. Dan Pederson was second in the boys 3,200-meter run with a time of 9:52.8. In the field events, Lily Arf was third in the girls high jump with a leap of 3-10. In the girls long jump Britney Bauer was first with a jump of 14-02 while Anna Emerson was third with 12-09 and Topanga Peterson was seventh with 11-02.5. Desi Fielding captured first with a jump of 2102.75. Devan Miller was fourth with 18-03 while Ramon Nunez was seventh with 16-08 and Allan Dahl was 13th with 1301. Tyler Revak placed sixth in the boys triple jump with 32-06.5 and Abhinab KC placed eighth with 31-11.25. In the girls discus throw Natasha Ferguson was 10th

with a throw of 66-04 and Kate Rosenbush was 14th with 55-04. Chase Davies was second in the boys discus throw with 126-00. Kate Rosenbush was third in the girls shot put with a toss of 31-01. Alex Grubbs was fifth with a toss of 27-10.25 and Natasha Ferguson was 14th with a toss of 21-06.5. In the boys shot put Desi Fielding was second with a toss of 44-04.5 and Chase Davies was third with a toss of 42-00.75. The Rails competed Tuesday, May 3, at the Amery Invitational. Thursday, May 5, they will compete in the conference quad meet in Ladysmith. — with information submitted by Charles Turpin

Lily Arf takes the handoff from Alex Grubbs in the final leg of the 4x200-meter relay. Spooner finished second in the relay. The other teammates were Topanga Peterson and Brittney Bauer.

Natalie Meister is off to a good start in the 400-meter dash. The sophomore earned fourth place with a time of 1:11.72.

Photos by Larry Samson

Spooner Golf Club junior golf program set for June SPOONER - The Spooner Golf Club will again be holding its annual junior golf program. This year, junior golf will begin with clinic days Monday, June 13, through the Wednesday, June 15, with an orientation day on Friday, June 17. Students are placed into groups by the number of holes

they will play on play days. There will be 3-, 5-, and 9-hole groupings. Spooner Golf Club staff and PGA golf pro Fred Friedman will determine the proper group for each student. Students must walk and carry their own clubs on the days they are out on the course. This also plays a factor in a student’s grouping.

Juniors will be involved in lesson days, play days, tournaments and the always fun, skills competition days - putting, chipping and long drive. To sign up or get more information on all junior clinics offered by SGC, stop by the pro shop or call 715-6353580. — from SGC

Middle school Lakers compete strongly at home meet SHELL LAKE – Shell Lake hosted a middle school track meet on Monday, April 25. It was a cold, windy and rainy day for a track meet, but the middle school athletes held their own and competed strongly.

Results 100-meter dash: Sixth place went to Heidi Dougard with a time of 15.60. In seventh place was Camryn Nasman with 15.68. Also competing was Christopher Lord. He had a time of 15.50. 200-meter dash: In sixth place was Matthew Allar, 30.49. Jordan Hutchinson also competed and earned a time of 32.18. 400-meter dash: Emmery Nielsen took first place with a time of 1:05.61. Third place went to Levi Meister with

a time of 1:07.71. Running as well was Mikayla Cox with a time of 1:26.53. 100-meter hurdles: Earning first place was Makenna Anderson with 17.28. Second place went to Matthew Allar, 16.58. Also competing in the hurdles was Christopher Lord with 20.13; and Adessa Jenkins, 21.55. 4x100-meter relay: The team of Grace Thomas, Makenna Anderson, Brittany Clark and Emmery Nielsen placed first with a time of 59.79. 4x200-meter relay: The team of Heidi Dougard, Emily Milton, Adessa Jenkins and Juliana Nelson placed third with a time of 2:23.78. 4x400-meter relay: First place went to the team of Emmery Nielsen, Brittany Clark, Makenna Anderson and Grace Thomas with a time of 4:49.70.

High jump: Brittany Clark, 4’2”, received second place. Also jumping was Kora Folstad with 3’8”. Pole vault: Fourth place finishes went to Juliana Nelson with 5’6”, and Tyler Schunck, 5’. Emily Milton came in sixth with 4’8”. Long jump: At 13’8”, Grace Thomas earned first place. Sixth place went to Kora Folstad with 11’4”. Jumping as well were Tyler Schunck, 10’5”; and Mikayla Cox, 8’11”. Shot put: Second place went to Christopher Lord, 36’3.5”; fifth, Emily Milton, 19’11”; and in seventh place was Levi Meister, 29’4”. Also throwing was Heidi Dougard, 18’2”; and Camryn Nasman, 14’3”. Discus throw: Fourth place went to Levi Meister, 82’4”. - with information submitted by Julie Schunck

Sports around the area Larry Samson | Staff writer SHELL LAKE - The weather has still been a factor as area teams try to play their games under the cold, wet spring. The conference standings are useless as some teams in the conference have played few games. As the weather warms up and becomes more springlike, the teams should be able to make up for lost time. Doubleheaders are one way local teams are getting in their conference games. Shell Lake softball The Shell Lake softball team is 4-3 overall and 1-2 in Lakeland West Conference play. On Tuesday, April 26, the Lakers beat Solon Springs 6-1 and on Thursday, April 28, they had an 18-1 win over Webster at Webster. Shell Lake will travel to Cameron on Thursday, May 5, for a doubleheader. They will host Grantsburg on Monday,

May 9, and Webster on Tuesday, May 10.

Shell Lake baseball The Shell Lake baseball team is 6-1 overall and 2-2 in Lakeland West Conference play. It was a good week for the Lakers, going 2-1 for the week. They started out the week with a 9-4 win over Butternut/Mercer in a nonconference game on Tuesday, April 26. On Thursday, April 28, they lost 8-7 to Webster in Webster and on Saturday, April 30, the Lakers traveled to Clear Lake to play Glenwood City. The Lakers came out on top, 16-9. On Thursday, May 5, the Lakers will travel to Siren. Monday, May 9, they will host Grantsburg. On Tuesday, May 10, they will play Webster at Webster. Spooner softball The Spooner softball team is 3-1 overall and 1-1 in

Heart O’North Conference play. The Rails managed to get one game in last week; on Thursday, April 28, the Rails lost 15-8 to Bloomer in a home game. On Thursday, May 5, the Rails will host in a doubleheader and they will host Hayward on Tuesday, May 10.

Spooner baseball The Spooner baseball team is 6-3 overall and 3-2 in Heart O’ North Conference play. They are in third place in the conference. On Tuesday, April 26, the Rails hosted Cumberland and came away with an 8-7 loss. Their April 28 game with Bloomer was postponed because of weather. On Thursday, May 5, Spooner will host Northwestern and on Saturday, May 7, they will travel to Unity for a nonconference game. On Tuesday, May 10, it will be an away game with Hayward.



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Medals earned at Shell Lake varsity invitational

SHELL LAKE - Shell Lake hosted their varsity track and field invitational on Tuesday, April 26. Although the air was chilly, the rain subsided, making weather conditions very manageable. Medals were provided for individuals placing first through third. The Shell Lake girls track team placed second in the meet and boys placed fifth.

Individual medals for Shell Lake: Two medals were earned in the 100-meter dash: Amber Anderson placed first with a time of 13.97 and Sydney Schunck came in second with 13.94. Schunck also placed first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 29.09. Luke Fogelberg received a medal in the 400-meter dash, placing third with 1:00.97. Linden Nelson had an amazing night, earning two first-place medals: triple jump, 37’11”, and pole vault, 10’. He also took home a third-place medal in the long jump, 16’7”. Nick Udovich placed second in pole vault at 9’6”. Ashlea Meister threw 96’11” in the discus throw earning a first-place medal, and Julia Pokorny placed first in pole vault at 8’ with Ali Deladi taking second at 6’6”. Lindsey Martin had a rewarding night as Cassie Skattebo placed second in the high jump with a jump of 4’6”. It was a cold, well, taking first in long jump with windy day and she was 4 inches off of her personal best of 4’10”. 15’9”.  In boys shot put, Luke Pokorny took home a second-place medal throwing 35’7”. Cassie Skattebo placed second in the field competitors and their events with times and distances: high jump with 4’6”. Discus throw: Dominic Hopke, 89’9”; Luke Pokorny, The Laker relay teams worked hard and earned med75’1”; Erick Haynes, 51’9”; Kaelin Laub, 86’2”; and Madials as well.  The girls 4x800-meter relay team of Ashlea Meister, Julia Pokorny, Cassie Skattebo and Sheri Clark son LaFave, 71’6”. Shot put: Dominic Hopke, 30’; Isaac Haines, 21’1”; placed first with a time of 11:39.51. Also placing first was the 4x400-meter relay team of Amber Anderson, Cassie Madison LaFave, 26’2.5”; Natalie Smith, 26’1”; and AriSkattebo, Sheri Clark and Julia Pokorny with a time of ana Udovich, 20’8.5”. Pole vault: Erick Haynes, 6’. 4:34.74. The girls sprint medley relay team of Ashley Triple jump: Ashlea Meister, 26’3”; and Alyssa Hodgett, Clark, Alecia Knoop, Kaitlyn Harraghy and Savannah 53’10.5”. Steines placed third with a time of 2:17.27. The girls dis1,600-meter run: Katie Cox, 7:12.43; and Nathaniel tance medley team of Lindsey Martin, Savannah Steines, Swan, 6:21.21. Kaitlyn Harraghy and Ali Deladi placed second with a 800-meter run: Ali Deladi, 3:02.25; Katie Cox, 3:22.77; time of 16:24.13.  The boys distance medley team of Joshua Wistrom, and Marty Anderson, 2:39.74. 400-meter dash: Alyssa Hodgett, 1:11.16; and Daniel Daniel Parish, Nathaniel Swan and Mary Anderson Parish, 1:04.72. placed second with a time of 14:03.56. 100-meter dash: Luke The following is a list of other Shell Lake track and

Joshua Wistrom runs in the first leg of the boys distance medley relay. He is a freshman with a bright future as a runner. Fogelberg, 13.12; and Daniel Nielsen, 14.49. 300-meter hurdles: Taylor Eiche, 1:05.35. 4x100-meter relay: Ariana Udovich, Kaelin Laub, Madison LaFave, Natalie Smith, 1:02.62; and Erick Haynes, Daniel Nielsen, Nick Udovich, Luke Pokorny, 56.12. 4x200-meter relay: Alecia Knoop, Kaitlyn Harraghy, Ashley Clark, Taylor Eiche, 2:15.35; and Nick Udovich, Daniel Nielsen, Erick Haynes, Dominic Hopke, 1:59.15. - with information submitted by Julie Schunck

Linden Nelson placed first with a jump of 10’ in the pole vault.

Photos by Larry Samson

Ali Deladi runs the final leg of the girls distance medley relay. Lindsey Martin, Savannah Steines and Kaitlyn Harraghy are her teammates. Shell Lake placed second behind Grantsburg in the Shell Lake Invitational held Tuesday, April 26.

Spooner Rails boys golf update on April matches SPOONER – The Spooner Rails boys golf team has been hitting the green for competitions. On Thursday, April 14, Spooner won against Chetek/ Weyerhaeuser, 181 to 202. Medalist was Dawson Patrick, 36. Other scores for Spooner were Blake Larson, 40; Levi Neubich, 53; Nick Posso, 52; and Colin Gardner 56. Competing in Spooner on Friday, April 15, was Hayward, 155; Spooner, 197; and Barron, 201. Scores for

Spooner were Patrick 47, Larson 43, Neubich 55, Gardner 54 and Teegan Schmock 53. The Rails competed in Cumberland on Friday, April 22, where they scored 194 to Bloomer’s 158 and Cumberland’s 217. Scores for Spooner were Patrick 42, Larson 50, Neubich 51, Posso 51 and Gardner 56. Team scores at the Tuesday, April 26, matchup in Ladysmith were Northwestern 174, Ladysmith 183 and

Spooner 206. Scores for Spooner were Patrick 52, Larson 42, Neubich 57, Posso 55 and Gardner 57. Spooner traveled to Bloomer on Friday, April 29. Scores were Northwestern 172, Spooner 185 and Ladysmith 194. Larson, with 38, was the match medalist. Other Spooner scores were Patrick 52, Neubich 43, Posso 52 and Gardner 53. — with submitted information


AREA CHURCHES Lake Park Alliance

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


Northwoods Baptist

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

Spooner Baptist

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


St. Joseph’s Catholic

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

St. Catherine’s Catholic

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

St. Francis de Sales

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

Episcopal St. Alban’s

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

Full Gospel Shell Lake Full Gospel

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


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

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

Trinity Lutheran

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

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

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Faith Lutheran

Pastor Steve Miller Sunday Worship 9 a.m.

United Methodist

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

Lakeview United Methodist

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

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


Church of the Nazarene

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

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

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First United Pentecostal

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

Trego Community Church

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

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

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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

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verything we do in life is the result of a choice or decision we make. Every choice has its consequence or outcome. There are times when we make a choice and we are pleased with the outcome or result. Other times we make decisions that hurt or haunt us, bringing results that embarrass us or bring our lives or our goals to a grinding halt. Sometimes the results of the choices we make force us to look carefully at what we have done with our lives. Every choice, however, contributes to the legacy that we will leave behind us. David made some very important decisions that caused him pain and suffering, grief and fear. He knew that he was disobedient to the promises he made to God and also knew that he had to face the consequences of his choices. With deep humility he recognized the poor decisions he made and said, “I am under vows to you, O God!” Making a commitment or decision to honor and serve God is serious and it is not to be made without considering the implications it will have on our lives and the lives of others. A vow to God is the beginning of a chapter of righteous living. We all know of the tragedies in David’s life because he consciously broke his vows to God: He, with careful planning and deliberate choices, committed crimes against both God and man. He knew what he deserved but went to God asking for and receiving forgiveness. The result? “You have delivered me from death ... that I may walk before you in the light of life.”

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theran Church Saturday evening.  The music was by The Stringsmiths, a group of five musicians and singers from Cumberland and points south. Several ladies spent Sunday afternoon doing some bread baking and card making at Lakeview UM Church. Lida Nordquist was a Sunday afternoon visitor of Gerry and Donna Hines. Hank and Karen Mangelsen visited April, Dave, Patty and Mandy Close in Siren on Sunday afternoon. Karen and Hank Mangelsen had coffee with Bob Denotter on Wednesday afternoon to help him celebrate his 85th birthday. The annual meeting of Hertel Lakeview Cemetery Association will be held Friday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m., at Lakeview United Methodist Church.  All are welcome.”

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Helen V. Pederson

Greetings from Shell Lake. On Monday morning we were having sunny skies. Dandelions are abundant and bright yellow. We had rain last week so the grass is getting greener. Some of our men made birdhouses last week, and they are scattered around in our trees. I hope the wrens know what they are for. Talking to Arlys, she is waiting for her brother, Alvin, to come and visit so she was spiffing up the garage and yard. Peder Pederson went to potluck at church. Cheri Minot spent Saturday in the Twin Cities where a group of women had gathered to demonstrate what they were doing in the workplace. Cheri spends her days cleaning homes in the Twin Cities and wherever she can, so she told them what products she uses. She said it was very interesting. She also said her twins, Tonya and Michelle, who work at the hospitals in Eau Claire, are planning their vacation in Washington, D.C. Have fun girls. Sunday afternoon, Lillian Ullom and her daughter, Donna Ness, went to the birthday party for Jerry and Shirley Ullom at the Bashaw Town Hall. Sue and Larry were in Eau Claire for the baptism of Dillon Chester, son of Greta and Logan Zinsli. Gina White Palsley and Christopher Bachinski were the sponsors. They enjoyed lunch together after the service. Tim and Sue Pederson of Amherst, Nicole Pederson and Tim’s girls all attended. I think I’m too old to go to everything. So they say. We’re happy the Brewers beat the Marlins on Sunday 14-7. Keep it up! When I was young there was no respect for the young, and now that I’m old there is no respect for the old. I missed out coming and going.

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Regina Ann Brockman, 91, Rice Lake, died Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Brentwood Memory Care. She was born Sept. 2, 1924, in Rice Lake, to Joseph and Mary (Lastufka) Dostal. She graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1942 and became a registered nurse in 1947 at St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford, Ill.  She was married at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Oct. 8, 1947, to Joseph Brockman. They raised their five children in Loves Park, Ill., where she was an active member of St. Bridget Catholic Church. She returned to nursing in 1967 and worked until her retirement to the Sarona area in 1985.  Her husband passed away in 1989 and she spent many years doing the things she enjoyed - being with family, gardening, sewing and participating in many activities at St. Catherine’s in Sarona. She is survived by her son, Charles Brockman, Coos Bay, Ore., and daughters, Mary (Alan) Bitz, Rice Lake, Barbara (Rod) Gladfelder, Durand, Ill., and Colette Brockman, Rockford, Ill.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two sisters,  Frances Willger, Rice Lake, and Leona (Jim) Didier, Spooner; many nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; daughter, Margaret Kuelling; brothers, Norbert, Charles and Joseph Dostal; sisters, Marie Moravec, Veronica Michalski and Rita Dostal. A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 25 at St. Joseph Church in Rice Lake with Father Ed Anderson and Father Gerard Willger officiating. Burial was at the Sarona Cemetery. Pallbearers were Matthew Bitz, Andrew Bitz, Joe Gladfelder, Andrew Kuelling, Kasey Lemery and Tanner Luellen. Skinner Funeral Home of Rice Lake served the family.



Marian Furchtenicht

Our weekend weather was nice, kind of cool with such beautiful sunsets. The recent rains in our area boosted the lawns, so many mowers got their first workout this week. Lots of dandelions showed up and small leaves on the trees, including the rapidly budding lilac bushes. There were tiny flowers on the wild plums. The woodland floors greened up fast with violets, hepaticas and marsh marigolds blooming just in time for May Day on Sunday. It’s time to get the hummer and oriole feeders out. I got mine out on Monday. They could be here anytime. Grandson Duane Swanson said there were baby goslings in Menomonie. He saw them while out fishing Saturday. So we should be seeing the little fuzz balls soon, too. Corn planters will be rolling. They are ready to go at the farm and folks are planning their gardens and flowers. Local school proms are over so now it’s year-end tests and graduation planning. How time marches on. Vicki Lombard had carpal tunnel surgery on her left hand recently. Bonnie Helmer had hernia surgery at Sacred Heart in Eau Claire on Wednesday and came home Thursday. My daughter, Mary Marschall, spent a couple of days in the Shell Lake hospital with a kidney infection. A speedy recovery is wished for these gals. Dick and Charlotte Shover came over and visited me one day, bringing some luscious beef barley soup and banana bread. Charlotte also brought some to Elfreda West. So nice of her and we say, “Thanks.” I got an update on Gene Anderson from Barb. He had

at Appleyard’s Funeral Home in Rice Lake on Friday evening. Saturday noon, girls coming for my early birthday gettogether were Joyce Wade, Jan Rath, Mavis Schlapper, Elfreda West and her daughter, Janet Donetell, and my next-door neighbor Jolene Loew. Jan, Joyce and Mavis brought food, Mavis making a luscious cake. It was so nice. We had a great meal and a great visit. Thanks to them. I went to Rice Lake Sunday afternoon and visited my dear friend, Mary Krantz, at Livingston Assisted Living and found her doing well. Birthday wishes to Kathy Brown and Mark Crosby, May 5; Reed Lechnir, Brandon Hubin, Bridgett Hanson, Sam Elliott and Ashley Pfluger, May 6; Virginia Sandridge and Alicia Miller, May 7; Marilyn Zimmerman, Glen Albee, Amy Ripley, Vivian Bergman and Hokey West, May 8; John L., Lynn Richter and Jennie Kunselman, May 9; Rylee Mahoney, May 10; Kathy Johnson, Kristi Smith and Chelsie Dennies, May 11. Have a great one. A happy anniversary to these couples: Craig and Jolene Scribner, Ron and Jan Fitzpatrick and Jerry and Betty Ness, May 6; Rick and Jody Roeser, May 7; Willie and Vicki Lombard, Jim and Amanda Gagner and Amy and Charlie Farrington, May 10; Steve and Sue VanMeter, Pete and Betty Hubin and Jim and Pat Hubin, May 11. Fishing opener is coming up on Saturday, May 7. Have a Happy Mother’s Day on May 8.

I keep looking for bear when we’re out and about, but haven’t seen one yet. If you’ve seen a bear, give me a call so I can let everyone know that they’re awake again. We usually see one just past Kitty McClintock’s place on the way to Hilltop. I love to watch them when we’re in the car, but wouldn’t want to run into one when we’re out picking blackberries. Shirley and Merl Overvig were up visiting with Ruth and Dick Grover for a couple of days this past week. Dick and Merl had to make a day trip to Minnesota, so Geri Pittman and I went over to visit with Shirley and Ruth. It was great catching up on the things Shirley had been doing in River Falls. And, Ruth served a delicious chocolate cake that Dick had baked the day before. It was a great way to spend the afternoon. Lynn Thon had the family to her home in Barronett for supper on Sunday. We roasted hot dogs over the fire, had hamburgers from the grill and ate lots of other stuff. It was so nice to be able to sit outside and have a picnic type meal. And one of the best things about the outside right now — it was a little too cold for mosquitoes. The women of Barronett Lutheran will be meeting on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. to discuss whether or not to publish a cookbook. If we do decide to publish one, I bet there will be lots of people out there just waiting to get their hands on it to learn our secret recipes. I may have mentioned a time or two that the women of our church are the best cooks and bakers in a four county area. So anyway, ladies of Barronett Lutheran, please attend this meeting to help us decide this issue. Elmer Anderson told a joke I just have to pass on. Seems there was an older man who took his tomcat to the vet because he couldn’t wake it up. The vet examined the cat and told the man that his cat was dead. The man told him that that just couldn’t be. His cat had been alive and healthy just the day before. The vet assured him that

the cat was indeed dead, but the man still didn’t believe him. The vet then said that he had a tomcat in the back, and he would bring him out to see if the cat would respond to him. The man said that was a good idea because his cat hated other toms. Well, the tom came out, hissed and growled, but the man’s cat didn’t move a muscle. The old guy still couldn’t believe it, so the vet, in desperation, said, “I have a black Lab in the back, we’ll see if he responds to a dog.” He brought the black Lab out, the Lab barked, growled, nosed the cat, and still the cat didn’t do a thing. Finally, the old man believed the vet and knew his poor cat was dead. The vet then handed him a bill for $400. The man was in shock. “What did you do that I should pay you $400?” he asked. “Well,” the vet said, “You didn’t believe me when I told you the cat was dead so I ran a cat scan and a lab test.” The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Lakeland will be held next Tuesday, May 10, at 7 p.m. I guess that’s about it from Barronett this week. Have a wonderful week and I’ll see you next time.

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Happy Mother’s Day! If you usually get a plant for your mom, I have some great news for you. The Wiesner Community Chapel annual plant, bake and craft sale will be held this Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. In case you don’t know, the chapel is located on 16th Street, between Hwy. 48 and CTH B. The members of Wiesner Community Chapel get together up at Shirley Albee’s house to pot the plants for the sale, and, let me tell you, they have a lot of everything. And, everything is priced ridiculously low. If you have landscaping to do, this would be the place to buy lots of plants. And, of course, they will be having a quilt raffle and crafts and baked goods for sale. If you want to sit around and chat for a while, coffee and goodies are also served inside the chapel. Stop on by to say hello and check out the great bargains. And, more good news. Peg Thompson’s greenhouse is open for the season, too. The greenhouse is located just south of Barronett on 28th Avenue across from Peg and Bob’s farm. Peg always has beautiful hanging baskets, both for inside and outside. And, of course, lots of other types of plants and things you will need for your garden. Stop by and check out all the beautiful things Peg has there. Peg and the Sunday school kids got together last Wednesday to pot flowers, which will be given to moms this Sunday at Barronett Lutheran. That is such a treat. We moms appreciate the gift from Peg and the kids. Guess what I saw last Friday? A baby goose. First one I’ve seen this year. There was a mom, dad, and this little ball of yellow and brown fluff standing in the ditch by that little pond just south of the rest area on Hwy. 63 between Barronett and Shell Lake. I only saw the one gosling, but maybe there were a few more hidden in the tall weeds. Those parents better keep that little guy off the road.



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second- and third-degree burns on his legs and right foot in his mishap on April 3 and is still at the burn center in Duluth. They have done some skin grafting so he will be there for an extended time to keep an eye out for infection. His daughter, Laura, flew up from Virginia and David from Appleton was here for several days recently for his 88th birthday. Put Gene on your thoughts and prayers list. His address to send him a card is Essentia Health, Miller Dwan Burn Center, Room 108, 502 East 2nd St., Duluth, MN 55805. My daughter, Mary Marschall, saw Inez Elliot in Rice Lake one day. She says “hi” and looks forward to reading the news. She resides at the Barron nursing home. Casey Furchtenicht went back to Northland College on Sunday after a week of spring break. While home, he saw a bear and three cubs in the Loew field. He helped me and mowed by lawn before going back. Congratulations to Al and Jolene Loew’s grandson, Andrew Haiama, Menomonie, who has lived here while attending college at WITC in Rice Lake. He took second place in a skills contest in Madison recently and now will go to the Twin Cities for an internship for industrial construction. Gloria Frey and her sister, Joann Paulson, went to River Falls on Friday. They did some shopping, went to a casino and just enjoyed being lazy. They came home Sunday. Jack and Judy Stodola, Onalaska, spent Friday and Saturday here at his mom’s, Virginia Stodola’s. They went to the visitation for her cousin’s son, Gary Johnson, held


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Pauline Lawrence Diane Hulleman’s recipe to make bread so it should be very good. Duane Johnson was a very busy man Saturday. He planted corn. I see he has an eight-row planter now. It certainly didn’t take him long, which really helped. Diane Hulleman has been busy working in her flower gardens, cleaning them out. On Tuesday she worked at the Shell Lake Schools and in the evening she volunteered at the free clinic in Rice Lake. This week Diane’s daughters, Nancy Murray and Ginny Schnell, took their mom to see the movie “Mother’s Day” and later they enjoyed supper together in Rice Lake. The parish nurses will have a meeting and supper on Thursday. I certainly got a good laugh at my cat, Razz. Yes, I was in my living room the other day and not paying any attention to what was going on around me. All of a sudden, I turned around and Razz jumped about 6 feet in the air. What was she after? Well she was after a small fly and she got it. Well, I decided I have a new fly swatter in my house, Razz. She’s deadly! Last Saturday, Beth and Mark Hansen were at the home farm of Betty and Carl Meister. They enjoyed dinner and a good visit. Jerry and Gretchen Best attended a wedding shower for niece Tara Johnson in Circle Pines, Minn. The bride will be getting married in June. Talking with Dirk Benzer, he tells us their daughter, Kelly, and Brandon Dahlstrom moved into their new home last fall. They put up a modular home, which is very nice. It certainly didn’t take very long and it was put together and up. Butch and Loretta Vanselus went to Rochester, Minn., to see John Powell who was a patient there. John had surgery three weeks ago and was discharged on Friday. Paula and John flew home to Montana. John seems to get around quite well according to Butch. Talking with David Craft, he tells me they didn’t have any news this week. He did plant 50 raspberry plants. Next year he wants to plant blackberries. A busy guy. Evelyn Melton tell us she had a family get-together with a lot of her

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It’s so nice to be able to go outside and soak up the sun and fresh air. The rain certainly greened things up. The gardens will really start popping now. On Saturday, May 7, the Stone Lake Area Historical Society will be having their ham and scalloped potato dinner. The complete dinner will be served from 4-7 p.m. at the Stone Lake Fire Hall. There will also be a tasty dessert bar and silent auction. Please come out and support the Stone Lake Museum Complex by enjoying dinner with us. If anyone is interested in geocaching, the Stone Lake Chamber of Commerce has 10 geocaches hidden in the Stone Lake area. The Stone Lake Music Night, featuring the music of the

family coming to clean up her yard, and her kids and grandkids did a swell job. Robin was up from the Twin Cities and was happy as a lark mowing Evelyn’s yard. Miss Grace Lauterbach was the guest of honor at her third birthday party with six little girls attending. The little girls enjoyed cupcakes and ice cream and had a ball, including Grace. On Sunday, her mom and dad, Janie and Rick Lauterbach, made a huge dinner for Grace once again. Attending were Marie and Warren Quam and Jan Lauterbach and a host of friends. The little girl was once again very happy. Gosh, aren’t you glad we don’t live in Texas? Yes, they have so much rain there they don’t know what to do with it. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!

Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, call your senior center to confirm. Menu is subject to change. All meals served with milk and bread.

Dining at 5 Shell Lake, Monday, May 9: BBQ chicken, homemade potato salad, steamed peas, lemon meringue pie. Please make reservations 24 hours in advance by calling 715-468-4750. Suggested donation is $5. Cost for anyone under 60 years old is $8.75.

Notice is hereby given that the Bashaw Town Board shall hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at 7 p.m., at the Bashaw Town Hall. Agenda: Call meeting to order; minutes from the April 19, 2016, town meeting; treasurer’s report; correspondence; public input; Angela Winton discussion and/ or action; permits/applications; town hall; truck/grader; set next meeting date; approve vouchers and adjourn meeting. A current agenda will also be posted at the following sites: Corner of Tozer Lake Rd. & Green Valley Rd., corner of Sand Road & Sunset Road, and N3410 Sawyer Creek Road, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (town hall). Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk, Town of Bashaw 645961 38r WNAXLP


The Potter’s Shed is now hiring help for the summer months. We are looking for customer service and self-starting individuals to work in the Gallery and Cafe areas. You need to be able work weekends and some nights. Apply In Person At:

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Once again we turn the calendar over to a new month. Yes, May is here. The end of the month we find Memorial Day. And then it’s June Dairy Month, a time to honor hardworking dairy farmers. A very happy anniversary to John and Jonelle Bennin as they celebrate nine years together on May 5. Have a great day. Happy birthday wishes go out to David Theodore Bos III on his special day, May 6, when he turns 8 years old. Have a fun day, Trey. May 7, a very happy birthday to Vicki Trott, to Don Dahlstrom, and to Owen Louis Kress. All have a wonderful day. May 8, birthday wishes go out to Glen Albee as he enjoys that special day. I imagine Glen will celebrate it planting corn. Rebekah Petersen, Andy Atkinson and Noah Hile, birthday wishes go out to all of you on May 9 with many more to come. May 10, a very happy birthday to Connie Quam, Dawn Ternberg, Alice Denotter, and Michael Todd Williamson as you celebrate 9 years, with more to come. Mark Stellrecht, we certainly haven’t heard from you for a while. Happy birthday to Mark on May 11. Also birthday wishes go out to Greg Atkinson on May 11 with many more to come. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Pat Hecht, 80, who passed away recently. Sunday there was a memorial for her. She was the grandma of Pattie Hecht and the great-grandma of Pattie’s little girl. Well, the Burnett County Board voted to borrow $5 million to build a new shop in Siren. This will amount to the taxpayers paying an additional $22-$27 more on their real estate taxes. I believe this was based on $100,000 value of property. This is for 10 years and hopefully by then the loan will be paid off. Yep, it’s that time of year. The end of this month is Memorial Day and gas is certainly up. I guess they got to get every nickel for the gas. At this time the price is $2.149/10. Sunday evening, Jeff and Rem Ladd enjoyed the wrestling banquet in Cameron. Yes, it is the end of the season. At Lakeview Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon the gals got together to make cards and bread. They got

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Theater in the Woods call for auditions and production crew SHELL LAKE - Kent Shifferd’s World War I play, “Til All Need For Witness Cease,” will be staged at the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre July 15, 16 and 17.  This is a hardhitting play about the folly and tragedy of World War I and its formative impact on later events down to our own day.  The play, in three acts of 22 brief vignettes, is primarily a readers’ play although several parts will be acted. Staging will be accompanied by period photos on a large screen and some singing by some of the cast.   Auditions are set for Thursday May 5, 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m., at the Quam located at 606 1st St., Shell Lake. A preview copy of the play may be had by contacting Shifferd at  kentshifferd@gmail. com.  Needed cast includes narrator, female vocalist for one song, two dancers for opening-scene waltz, piano player for one or more background pieces, and six to eight readers or actors for 22 brief vignettes. For more information visit — from TitW    


(May 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY COMMUNITY BANK OF NORTHERN WISCONSIN Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL J. CHRISTENSEN, APRIL D. CHRISTENSEN, MANFRED GALAN, KIM GALAN Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No. 15 CV 96 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered in the above action by the Circuit Court of Washburn County, the Sheriff of Washburn County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction on the front steps of the Washburn County Courthouse, in the City of Shell Lake, Wisconsin, on June 1, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., the following described property: Units 1 through 6, inclusive, being all of the units in Maple Grove Beach condominium, together with the common areas and elements of Maple Grove Beach Condominium, a condominium declared and existing under and by virtue of the Condominium Ownership Act of the State of Wisconsin and recorded by a Declaration of such condominium in the office of the Register of Deeds for Washburn County, Wisconsin, on January 12, 2000, in Volume 414 of Records, Pages 556-579 as Document No. 268824 and amended by the First Amendment to the Declaration of Condominium of Maple Grove Beach Condominium recorded July 10, 2013, as Document No. 359129. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N1936 County Highway M, Sarona WI. TERMS: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: 10% of amount bid by certified check. BALANCE DUE: At time of confirmation of sale. 645901 WNAXLP

WASHBURN COUNTY TOURISM ASSOCIATION NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. Washburn County Information Center Meeting Room

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SHELL LAKE ARTS CENTER Is Taking Applications

SEASONAL CUSTODIAN POSITION The position will involve lawn cutting/trimming, dormitory cleaning, facility maintenance, setup/tear down and other activities as assigned. Qualifications: Must be positive, dependable, energetic and self-motivated. Must have a valid drive's license. This position works Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. This position pays $8.50 per hour/40 hours per week from approximately June 6, 2016, to August 12, 2016.


The position will involve preparing the evening meal for campers, including setup and cleanup, overseeing the evening staff and other activities as assigned. Qualifications: Must be positive, dependable, energetic and self-motivated. This position works Sunday - Friday, 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. This position pays $8.50 per hour/30 hours per week for approximately June 12, 2016, to August 12, 2016. Please visit our website at to view a complete job description or call 715-468-2414. Qualified applicants must complete a job application and provide references by May 16, 2016. 645704 27-28b 38-39r

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The Town of Bashaw, Washburn County, is accepting bids for scatter pit run material. This pit run will be used for projects throughout the township. Price needs to include delivery within the township. The pit run must meet town specifications. Please send bids to Town of Bashaw, W7619 Walnut Drive, Spooner, WI 54801. Please state on the outside of the envelope: Scatter Pit Run Bid. Bids will be opened on May 10, 2016, at 7 p.m. during the regular town meeting. For questions contact Jerry Trcka. The Town of Bashaw has the right to reject any or all bids. Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk, Town of Bashaw 645964 38r WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be accepted by the Town of Bashaw for the following projects: Bid #1-2016: Approximately 320 yards of gravel for west end of Hilltop Road (Spring Lake Road east approximately 1,100 feet). Bid #2-2016: Reconstruction of approximately 5,000 feet of Valley View Road from County Highway B north. Bid #3-2016: Approximately 2,000 yards of 3/4” gravel for Valley View Road from County Highway B north. For Town specifications and questions contact Jerry Trcka at (715) 635-8629. All bids must include proof of insurance and be submitted for opening at the May 10, 2016, monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Bashaw Town Hall. Please mark the outside of the bid appropriately. Bids may be sent via mail to: Town of Bashaw, Jerry Trcka, Chairman, W7619 Walnut Drive, Spooner, WI 54801. The town reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive irregularities and informalities therein and to award the contract in the best interest of the town. Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk, Town of Bashaw 645962 38r WNAXLP

TOWN OF BASHAW NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW STATE OF WISCONSIN Town of Bashaw Washburn County NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Bashaw, Washburn County, Wisconsin, shall hold its first meeting on the 24th day of May, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bashaw Town Hall. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the board of review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board: 1. No person shall be allowed to appear before the board of review, to testify to the board by telephone, or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view the property. 2. After the first meeting of the board of review and before the board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the board of review may contact, or provide information to a member of the board about the person’s objection, except at a session of the board. 3. The board of review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the board’s first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the board’s clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that upon a showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the board shall waive that requirement during the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, and the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days with proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and failure to appear before the board of review during the first 2 hours of the first scheduled meeting. 4. Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the clerk of the board of review within the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session is the session is less than 5 days. The board may require such objections to be submitted on forms approved by the department of revenue, and the board shall require that any forms include stated valuations of the property in question. Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to the aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to that land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land. No person shall be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed and that person in good faith presented evidence to the board in support of the objections and made full disclosure before the board, under oath, of all of that person’s property liable to assessment in the district and the value of that property. The requirement that objections be in writing may be waived by express action of the board. 5. When appearing before the board of review, the objecting person shall specify in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. 6. No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board, or by telephone, or object to a valuation if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method of valuation, unless the person supplies the assessor all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the assessor’s manual under s. 73.02 (2a), Wis. Stats., that the assessor requests. The Town of Bashaw has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph, which provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s. 19.35 (2), Wis. Stats. 7. The board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the board a letter from a physician, surgeon, or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone. Town of Bashaw Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk 645716 38r WNAXLP

Notice is hereby given that the Sarona Town Board will be meeting on Monday, May 9, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Sarona Town Hall. The agenda shall be posted one day prior to meeting. Victoria Lombard, Clerk 645875 38r WNAXLP


The Town of Bashaw, Washburn County, is accepting bids for scatter gravel. This gravel will be used for projects throughout the township. Price needs to include delivery within the township. The gravel must meet town specifications. Please send bids to Town of Bashaw, W7619 Walnut Drive, Spooner, WI 54801. Please state on the outside of the envelope: Scatter Gravel Bid. Bids will be opened on May 10, 2016, at 7 p.m. during the regular town meeting. For questions contact Jerry Trcka. The Town of Bashaw has the right to reject any or all bids. Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk, Town of Bashaw 645963 38r WNAXLP

NOTICE OF MEETING TO ADJOURN BOARD OF REVIEW TO LATER DATE TOWN OF SARONA - WASHBURN COUNTY The Board of Review will meet on the 9th day of May, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Sarona Town Hall, for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the 30-day period beginning on the 2nd Monday of May, pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes Sec. 70.41(1) as the assessment roll is not completed at this time. Victoria Lombard, Clerk 645874 38r WNAXLP


BIODEGRADABLE BAGS ONLY Republic Services will haul rubbish free of charge for Shell Lake residential patrons with the following exceptions: junk vehicles, appliances, tires, automotive batteries, liquid waste such as motor oil and chemicals, electronics such as televisions, computer components, VCRs, DVD players and cell phones. Yard waste must in biodegradable bags only. The bags must be clearly identified in some fashion as biodegradable. City crew members will NOT pick up bags left by Republic Services. Brush must be in bundles not longer than 4 feet. All rubbish must be placed in your usual garbage pickup area by 7 a.m.

For Questions Pertaining To The Cleanup, Contact The Public Works Department 645851 38r At 715-468-7873 NOTICE OF MEETING OF BOARD OF REVIEW FOR THE TOWN OF DEWEY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Dewey of Burnett County shall hold its first meeting on the 21st day of May, 2016, from 3 to 5 p.m. (Board must meet a minimum of two hours at its first session) at the Town Hall. Please be advised of the following, requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board: No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the Assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact or provide information to, a member of the Board about the person’s objection exept at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the Clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or subject or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method; unless the person supplies the Assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Sec. 73.03(2a), that the Assessor requests. The Town of Dewey has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exemptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Section 19.35(1) of Wis. Statutes. The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone. Respectfully submitted, Town of Dewey 645715 38r WNAXLP Pam Brown



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Jameck T. Tolefree, Turtle Lake, possess drug paraphernalia, $443.00, local jail, costs. Crystal D. Yawn, Barronett, issue worthless check(s), $299.00. Sonia L. Faught, Cameron, speeding, $175.30. Robert J. Gordon, Hayward, operating while suspended, $200.50. Ty Hartl, Birchwood, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50; operating while suspended, $200.50. Edward L. Robarge, Spooner, operating while suspended, $200.50; operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50.

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Mark R. Byrkit, Shell Lake, disorderly conduct, $299.00; possession of THC, $443.00, probation, sent. withheld; possess drug paraphernalia, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Tyler J. Haakenson, Elk River, Minn., OWI, $1,424.00, local jail, license revoked 1 year, alcohol assessment; disorderly conduct, $1,200, costs. Richard A. Priesgen, Trego, disorderly conduct, $443.00, probation, sent. withheld; resisting or obstructing an officer, $443.00, probation, sent. withheld; bail jumping, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld.

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Learning about local career opportunities Seventh-grader Kora Folstad gets the lowdown on course offerings at WITC during the career day held at the Shell Lake 3-12 School on Wednesday, April 27. Students from seventh grade to high school seniors participated in the career fair.

Photos by Danielle Danford

Hannah Green, Hayley Balts and Lily Edlin talk with Carrie Ruth of River Street Dental about career opportunities in dentistry. All three students are in the seventh grade.

Lorrie Meister of Crystal Creek shared information about the company with Shell Lake sophomores Katie Crosby, Kennedy Baumgart, Jannah Williams and Arianna Schreiber. The family-owned livestock nutrition and animal health company is located in Spooner.

Mikayla Cox takes some notes while Sarah Tijerina considers a question for Alex Sutton, CPA with Anderson Hager and Moe. Twenty local businesses participated in the career fair organized by Washburn County Economic Development Corporation.

Susan Krantz talks with Samuel Beecroft about the many employment opportunities with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The Washburn County Economic Development Corporation also organized career days at Spooner and Birchwood.

Frank Puschnig of Spooner Machine shares what the company does with freshmen Noah Haines, Sean Heckel and Douglas Scalzo.

Shell Lake school menu Breakfast Thursday, May 5: Grades K-12: Muffin. Grades 3-12: Oatmeal with fixings. Friday, May 6: Grades K-12: Apple or cherry Frudel. Grades 3-12: Ham, egg and cheese bar, toast. Monday, May 9: Grades K-12: Mini cinni roll. Grades 3-12: Bagel and cream cheese. Tuesday, May 10: Grades K-12: Pancakes, sausage. Grades 3-12: Chocolate-chip bar.

Wednesday, May 11: Grades K-12: Cereal and toast. Grades 3-12: Ultimate breakfast round. Thursday, May 12: Grades K-12: French toast sticks. Grades

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Lunch Thursday, May 5: Grades K-12: Hot Italian sub. Grades 7-12: Mozzarella dippers. Friday, May 6: Grades K-12: Penne with meat sauce. Monday, May 9: Grades K-12: Pepperoni or cheese pizza. Tuesday, May 10: Grades K-12: Loaded nachos. Grades 7-12: Teriyaki chicken and rice bowl.

Wednesday, May 11: Grades K-12: Build a burger. Grades 7-12: Hot dog. Thursday, May 12: Grades K-12: Hot ham and cheese. Grades 7-12: Crispy chicken sandwich. Friday, May 13: Grades K-12: Chicken Alfredo. Menus subject to change. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


4-H Cultural Arts Day 2016

The Cloverbuds and Explorers performed as a group for a musical selection at the Cultural Arts Day. They sang “If You’re Happy and You Know It” while being accompanied by Ally Jacoby. Shown (L to R): Addison Robotti, Max Odden, Charlotte Odden, Lucas Arnes, Logan Arnes, Reese Whitmore and Nathan Whitmore. Spooner elementary teacher Tim Kerns is shown talking to the young singers after their performance. The young 4-H members listened intently to the advice he was giving them.

Lucas and Logan Arnes earned blue ribbons for their photographs at the Washburn County 4-H Cultural Arts Day held Saturday, April 30, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner. It was an opportunity to showcase the artistic and creative abilities of area youth. Lucas is a member of the Cloverleaf Club and Logan is just beginning and is in the Cloverbuds.

Charlotte Odden, Cloverleaf Club, earned a blue ribbon with her Australian dot painting.

Cadence and Addison Robotti each earned a blue ribbon for their ceramic art pieces. They are members of the Go-Getters Club.



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