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Oct. 14, 2015

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 Vol. 127, No. 9 • Shell Lake, Wis.

We e ke nd w atch • St. Joseph/St. Catherine’s Fall Bazaar @ Shell Lake • Oktoberfest @ Shell Lake • Fall/winter fashion show @ Spooner See calendar on page 6 for details


Jack O’ Lantern Fest faces

Namekagon River studied by fourthgraders Page 23

Learning what to do in case of fire Page 2

Shell Lake over Northwood

SPORTS Page 14


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SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Shell Lake Arts Center invite you to the fourth-annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 17. Oktoberfest will be held from 6-11 p.m. in the center’s Darrell Aderman Auditorium at 802 First St. in Shell Lake. This Guild acoustic guitar valued at over $800, Food and beverage samples will be offered donated by Schmitt Music, will be just one of the by local businesses. This many items you can bid on at the Oktoberfest siyear, Kali Campbell of lent auction. — Photo submitted Utopia Massage, part of Vitality Village, will be offering chair massages focusing on the shoulders and neck for Oktoberfest guests.  The Porch Dogs will be playing your favorite country, blues and honkytonk songs to dance the night away to.  You can also partake in the raffle and silent auction with fabulous prizes and items to bid on like a Guild acoustic guitar, donated by Schmitt Music, and valued at over $800.  Bidding on the guitar will start at only $300, so be sure to get your name in the mix so you don’t miss out. Entrance to the event is $10/person at the door, and proceeds from this event go to support the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Shell Lake Arts Center. If you would like more information, or are interested in volunteering, please call the arts center’s office at 715-468-2414, or visit their website at  — from SLAC

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Zombies attended the Spooner Jack O’ Lantern Festival held Saturday, Oct. 10. You would never know that these two zombies are sisters. Rachel Wieting is from Spooner and her younger sister, Shannon, is attending Chippewa Valley Technical College. More photos on page 11. – Photo by Larry Samson

Washburn County Economic Development Corporation director steps down Danielle Danford | Staff writer SPOONER — Mike Spafford confirmed that he will be stepping down as director of the Washburn County Economic Development Corporation.  “I can’t treat it as a part-time position. There are just too many things to be doing and they should be done,” said Spafford. Spafford stepped into the part-time position back in April of 2014, but there was more demand for

the position than he or the WCEDC board realized.   Since he announced his intention to step down, the WCEDC has advertised for the position and has been taking applications with the intention of making it a full-time position.  “They are going to increase the wages a little bit and make it a full-time position and hopeSee Director steps down, page 3

Annual meeting includes vote on increasing board size along with various resolutions Danielle Danford | Staff writer SPOONER — Often described as grassroots democracy in action, annual meetings for school districts give authority to a district’s school board to perform duties charged by state statute including the care, control and management of the property and affairs of the school district. The Spooner Area School District’s annual meeting will occur on Monday, Oct. 19, which will start at 4:30 p.m. for voter signing and voting card distribution, as all votes will be done via a paper voting process this year. At 6 p.m. the budget hearing will start, at 6:30 p.m. the annual meeting will start and at 7:30 p.m. a regular board meeting is scheduled to start. Electors at the annual meeting may vote on a slew of resolutions from setting board members compensation to voting on a tax for the operation of the schools, each is important to maintaining the operation of the school district.  During this year’s annual meeting, the electors of the Spooner Area School District will vote on whether to increase the existing seven-member board to an 11-member board. “If at the meeting the petition requested to change the number of school board members is adopted by a majority vote, the school board members shall be elected in the next school board election,” said Dan Rossmiller, govern-

ment relations director with the Wisconsin Association of School Boards. School board elections take place during the April spring election. The next spring election will be April 5, 2016. If necessary there would be a primary held on Feb. 16, 2016.  Rossmiller explained that common reason school districts choose to increase the number of members on the school board is the district sees an increase in population. A news release from Families United for Spooner Excellence, the group that circulated the petition for the school board member increase, lists seven reasons for increasing the board size. Those reasons are assist present board with cost-saving solutions for budget concerns, explore effective ways to deal with decreased state funding for public education, allow citizens to participate in the workings of government to ensure proper public input when addressing compensation of board members, improve community relations through increased transparency and open dialogue, develop a comprehensive plan to address high student open enrollment out of the district, create a positive school environment to encourage staff retention, reduce time commitment overloads and improve  effectiveness of board committee assignment. See Annual meeting, page 3

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Learning what to do in case of a fire Smokey Bear is demonstrating to the Shell Lake Primary School students the equipment that the firefighters will use to combat a fire. Smokey was at the school to help teach the children what to do in case of a fire during Fire Prevention Week. Stop drop and roll is what students are taught to do in case they catch on fire.

Will Weideman has made a new friend in Smokey Bear. The Shell Lake Fire Department was at the Shell Lake Primary School on Tuesday, Oct. 6, to talk to the students about fire and how to keep yourself safe.

LEFT: Firefighter Tony Johnson is showing Logan Smith and Riley Lawrence how the pumper truck works.

RIGHT: Martina Johnson learns to evacuate the house and to go to a predetermined safe place where she and her family can assemble. Students are taught to crawl to a door to escape the fire, then test the door with their hand for heat before opening. The students were learning with the smoke house.

Photos by Larry Samson

Mrs. LaFave’s class posed with Smokey after their tour of the pumper truck. Shown (L to R): Violet Vix, Audrianna Bodislaw, Aaliyah Curtis, Logan Smith, Riley Lawrence, Chase Kidder, Lily Anderson, Emerson Kubista, Jacob Malmin, Elli Lauterbach, Gavin Hodgett, Parker Foote and Hailey Foust.

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Candidate for Congress makes stop in Shell Lake Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — Kirk Bangstad, of Woodruff, stopped in Shell Lake on Tuesday, Oct. 6. In July, Bangstad announced his candidacy as a Democrat for the 7th Congressional District seat up in the fall 2016 election. Originally from Stevens Point, Bangstad attended Harvard and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in government but went on to become a management consultant for technology companies. Bangstad attended graduate school at Northwestern University for vocal studies and pursued a professional singing career. During that time, he met his wife, Elizabeth, and the couple settled in Woodruff to be close to family after she was diagnosed with cancer.  Bangstad stopped in Shell Lake while he was on a four-county tour getting feedback from voters on what their issues are.

He plans to visit all 26 counties in the district and is holding listening sessions for voters to tell him about their concerns. Bangstad lists four points of why he decided to run for office. These include the need to increase the infrastructure of Northwest Wisconsin, namely the broadband access and roads, and to make secondary education more affordable. Bangstad also wants to reinvestment in science, explaining he has learned the powerful role science plays in developing new treatments, like the life-sustaining cancer treatments his wife is going through. He also thinks the American people need a government that accepts the climate is changing, the science behind it and that now is the time to prepare for its impacts.  He also wants to see government strengthen the economy and help companies create better-paying jobs.

Kirk Bangstad, of Woodruff, a Democratic candidate for the 7th Congressional District, is touring the 26 counties in the 7th District. — Photo from Bangstad for Congress 

Public meeting for Hwy. 53/63 Trego interchange project in Washburn County TREGO — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is conducting a publicinvolvement meeting to discuss safety and operational concerns along Hwy. 53 from Mackey Road to the Namekagon River within the Town of Trego in Washburn County. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday,

Oct. 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Trego Town Hall located at W5690 Trego River St., Trego. A brief presentation will be given at 5:30 p.m. The objective of this meeting is to familiarize the public with the purpose and need for the project and to obtain input on the proposed improvements.

This segment of Hwy. 53 was previously evaluated as a part of a larger Hwy. 53 corridor preservation study that was completed in 2014. Funding has become available for the design and reconstruction of this segment of Hwy. 53 resulting in WisDOT moving forward with further evaluation and the development of plans

for improvements to Hwy. 53, Hwy. 63 and adjacent connecting roadways. An improvement project on this segment of Hwy. 53 is currently scheduled to begin as early as 2020. — from WisDOT

Accident report Sunday, Sept. 27 At approximately 6:10 p.m., Robert Wolf, 44, Hayward, was northbound on Brickman Lake Road just south of Lee Road in the Town of Stinnett, when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving. Wolf hit a garbage can with the 2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and was thrown into the opposite ditch. Wolf suffered a broken ankle, road rash and other nonincapacitating injures. The responding sheriff’s deputy reported smelling the odor of intoxicants on Wolf’s breath. Wolf admitted to drinking before getting on the motorcycle. Wolf was taken by ambulance to an air ambulance for medical treatment. The officer was unable to get a blood sample from Wolf to process an OWI charge. Wolf was cited for operating a motorcycle without a valid

license and failure to keep a vehicle under control. Monday, Sept. 28 At approximately 5:01 p.m., Russell Cook, 54, Cumberland, was southbound on Hwy. 53 near the intersection of CTH E driving a 2003 Buick Century when Robert Ludtke, 84, Downing, driving a Dodge Ram truck, pulled out onto Hwy. 53 in front of Cook. Cook braked in an attempt to avoid hitting Ludtke’s vehicle but the two collided. No one was injured in the accident, but Cook’s vehicle sustained moderate damage to the passenger side. Ludtke’s truck sustained minor damage to the front. Ludtke was cited for fail to yield for right of way at a stop sign. At approximately 7:13 p.m., Russell Bacon, 62, Spooner, was driving his 1999 GMC Sierra truck on Lower McKenzie

Road in the Town of Casey when he hit a deer. Bacon’s vehicle sustained less than $1,000 in damage. Wednesday, Sept. 30 At approximately 9:30 p.m., Mark Asleson, 37, Trego, was northbound on Hwy. 53 in the Town of Brooklyn when he hit a bear. The 2009 Ford Explorer SE Asleson was driving sustained moderate damage to the front, front driver side and middle driver side. Friday, Oct. 2 At approximately 5 p.m., Brian Bremer, 59, Mondovi, was southbound on CTH G in the Town of Frog Creek navigating a curve in the road when the trailer of the 2007 semitruck filled with cranberries he was driving collapsed in on itself. The accident occurred by a railroad bridge belonging to the CN Railroad, but the

bridge was not damaged by the accident. The semitruck sustained very severe damage and was towed. Sunday, Oct. 4 At approximately 7:45 p.m., Steven Gale, 65, Amery, was northbound on Hwy. 53 in the Town of Trego when he hit a deer. The 2000 Lexus RX 300 Gale was driving sustained moderate damage to the front and front driver side. At approximately 8:45 p.m., John Pavlovich, 68, St. Paul, Minn., was southbound on Hwy. 63 just south of Brick Yard Road in the Town of Barronett when he hit a deer. The 2008 Toyota Pavlovich was driving sustained moderate damage to the front, front driver side and front passenger side.  — Danielle Danford with information from the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office

Director steps down/from page 1 fully find someone that is going to be here for several years,” he said. Spafford, originally from Spooner, was a self-employed businessman operating two successful insurance companies for over 30 years before his retirement.  He operated American Family Insurance for 23 years and Century 21 prior to that for 10 years.  “I’m looking forward to trying to help the new person with things that I have done, things that I have started and programs that need to be expanded,” he said. One of those projects is the creative-

concept contest, which offered a $2,500 first-place prize for a business plan that showed the most potential and merit. The only requirement was that the business idea had to be pursued in Washburn County. The response to the contest has impressed WCEDC, already generating economic activity for local businesses.   “It’s been an extremely enjoyable job to have. I really truly have enjoyed it, and I hope the board finds a new director that is enthusiastic and will be of benefit to all the programs we have started,” said Spafford. 

If the majority of electors votes in favor of the increase, Rossmiller explained the district has to develop a plan for the number of school board members to be elected each year and distribute their length of term in office as evenly as possible, with the existing school board members retaining their terms.

Current Spooner School Board members and their term years: Robert Hoellen   2013-2016  Kyle Pierce   2013-2016 Randy McQuade  2014-2017    Paul Goellner   2014-2017 John Hedlund   2014-2017 Christina Martin  2015-2018  Clay Halverson   2015-2018 

Annual meeting/from page 1

Cold process soap-making demo part of community ed

SHELL LAKE — Come and watch how goat milk soap using the cold process method is made. Instructor and local soap maker Jennifer Kunselman will take you through the entire cold process soap making from beginning to end. The demonstration will be held Monday, Oct. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Shell Lake High School. You’ll learn about adding lye to fresh

goat milk, combining with oils, stick blending to trace, pouring into molds and finally cutting and labeling the bars. Cost includes a bar of soap to take home. Class must have four participants with a maximum of 12.  Register by emailingjensenk@shelllake. or call the Shell Lake School Community Ed Office at  715-468-7815, ext. 1337. — from SLCE

Big Bay State Park on Madeline Island. - Photo by P. Ignatius Murphy

Ojibwe tribes want Madeline Island registered as historic site

Island is sacred home for Bad River, Red Cliff tribes

Danielle Kaeding | WPR News BAYFIELD - Two Ojibwe tribes are seeking to nominate an island on Lake Superior for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, a move that may affect how construction or expansion projects move forward there. Madeline Island is a sacred homeland for the Red Cliff and Bad River bands of Lake Superior Chippewa. The tribes migration story says they were told to travel west until they reached the place where food grows on water.

Army Corps of Engineers archaeologist Brad Johnson said the island won’t receive any cut and dried protections if it’s eligible for listing. “It means Madeline Island would receive additional consideration as an historic property during our permit evaluations,” he said. Red Cliff Tribal Chairman Bryan Bainbridge said the tribes want to preserve their history. “It’s not to make anybody’s life hard to get a project done, but out of respect to what the culture was there and still is there,” said Bainbridge. Johnson said the Army Corps and the state need to agree on whether Madeline Island is eligible for listing on the National Register.


Letters to the editor Vote yes for 11 members The upcoming annual Spooner School Board meeting on Monday, Oct. 19, is a meeting of the electors, a meeting giving us the power of the vote. The Spooner community has successfully petitioned an addition to the agenda, increasing the size of the board from seven to 11. The outcome of this proposal will be voted on at this meeting. At this time it might be appropriate to reflect why many community members feel this is necessary. One only needs to look back at what three of the board members promised to the voters in order to get elected on April 1, 2014. The following statements are verbatim quotes from the March 27, 2014, issue of the

Spooner Advocate. Paul Goellner: “We are working to increase parent and community involvement. I believe I have the ability to reason and discuss issues with others ... and to understand the value of compromise.” John Hedlund: “I am running with an open mind and open ears. Spooner needs someone to seek out and find the best input from both the community and the employed at the schools.” Randy McQuade: “My interest in becoming a school board member is motivated by my desire to unite common goals, promote strong direction and establish opportunities for com-

munity involvement. I believe school board meetings should allow community comment about subjects taken up by the school board at multiple times throughout the meeting. Taxpayers have the right to express their thoughts and become part of district planning. I will search out taxpayer direction to meet expectations they place upon the Spooner School system.” Wow! What has happened? Anyone who has attended any school board meetings in the last six months can reasonably conclude that the current board has done everything possible to stifle public comment and sanction the absolute control over what employees of the

Spooner School system can say or think. I feel betrayed by the empty promises of those elected on April 1, 2014. It is apparent that we need to add additional members to the existing board, members who will listen to legitimate public concerns. The upcoming annual meeting on Oct. 19 will be an important first step in that direction. Please vote yes for 11! Michael T. Miller Spooner

The common good/education The “common good,” we have heard that phrase a few times from Pope Francis recently. The second president of the United States, founding Father John Adams, also used it. He stated: “Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity and happiness of the people; and not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family or class of men…” The dictionary defines common good as the advantage or benefit of all people in society or in a group.  The common good is not being honored in the area of education in this state. Most school districts

in our area have lost state aid in various amounts; whereas, taxpayer-funded voucher schools in the southern part of our state have seen their state aid rise. Education in our state is no longer for the common good of all of our children. Public schools are controlled by our local school board. We elect those board members and they are accountable to us. If we do not approve of their actions, we vote them out. Our schools are the centers of our communities and we control them. Voucher schools are private. They are not under local control and are not ac-

countable to those who live in the area. There is no local control because they are a private entity.  Once the voucher money has been dispersed to these schools it is theirs. Since 2004, 50-plus voucher schools in the Milwaukee area have closed and we taxpayers have lost $139,671,701. Do you realize that a portion of that money came out of the budgets of the schools in the 75th District? If our schools in the 75th District received just a portion of that money lost, it would ease their situations greatly. When Rep. Romaine Quinn signed the

last budget, was he thinking of the common good of the children in the 75th District?  He voted to reduce funding to our local schools and increase funding for taxpayer-funded voucher schools in southern Wisconsin. Quinn voted against the common good of our students.  Our children have lost and they are our future. Elections matter. Vote for those supporting local control and the needs of the children of the 75th!   Dee M. Taylor Rice Lake

Vote yes to expand school board Families United for Spooner Excellence encourages district residents to support its efforts and vote yes at the Spooner Area School District Board of Education annual meeting on the proposal to increase school board membership from seven to 11 members. The meeting date is Monday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m., subject to change. Arrival time

starts at 4:30 p.m. to register to vote at the meeting held at Spooner High School. Please consider voting yes to 11 for the following reasons: • Assist present board with cost-saving solutions for budget concerns. • Explore effective ways to deal with decreased state funding for public education. • Allow citizens to participate in the

workings of government to ensure proper public input when addressing compensation of board members. • Improve community relations through increased transparency and open dialogue. • Develop a comprehensive plan to address high student open enrollment out of the district. • Create a positive school environment

to encourage staff retention. • Reduce time commitment overloads and improve effectiveness of board committee assignment. Families United for Spooner Excellence Spooner

Next Energy Solution opens showroom, business office in Shell Lake Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — Since 2008, enough solar-power technologies have been installed in the United States to power the equivalent of 4.3 million average American homes. “It’s a progressive industry and we want to be out there and being pioneers rather than the Johnny-come-latelies,” said Foley Quinn, owner and operator of Next Energy Solution in Shell Lake, which offers ready-to-install solar energy systems. The solar energy systems NES offers consist of the solar panel arrays, their mounting systems, a Wi-Fi-capable inverter with online monitoring and an AC disconnect. “Probably about 80 percent of our sales come from people that install the systems themselves. We show them how to do it, so it’s not like they’re buying a bunch of parts,” said Quinn. NES provides the necessary engineering for their system. They show how to install the system and if there are any questions or concerns, NES will do whatever needs to be done to get

their system up and running. “We want them up and running as quick as possible,” said Quinn. Quinn has lived in Spooner for over 20 years. His wife, Janine, owns and operates the Vitamin Source in Spooner where NES was operating out of until moving to Shell Lake. “Because of the growth, we’ve relocated to Shell Lake now,” said Quinn. In order to meet demand NES needed a place with a warehouse and office space. The former feed mill on the corner of CTH B and Hwy. 63 in the city of Shell Lake fit the business’s needs, with some remodeling work. Quinn added that he still maintains an office in Spooner, but on appointmentonly basis. “What I did was evaluate the market, and the biggest challenge people had was they couldn’t afford solar and what we did is give them a way to actually go solar for about half the price,” he said.  Making solar simple and affordable for everyone is Quinn’s goal. That’s why NES also assists customers with paperwork for the

Next Energy Solution has opened a showroom and business office on the corner of CTH B and Hwy. 63 in Shell Lake. Shown (L to R): Nichole Christman, solar energy consultant; and Foley Quinn, NES owner and operator. — Photo by Danielle Danford

NES customers include locals like Kent and Bernadette Wabrowetz, Shell Lake, who recently had a system installed on their garage roof. NES currently serves residents in four states including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Michigan. — Photo submitted Focus on Energy program that financially rewards Wisconsin residents who lower their energy consumption and costs by making their homes more energy efficient. Quinn figures about 80 percent of NES customers qualify for the Focus on Energy program. The purchase and installation of solar panels also qualify for a 30-percent federal tax credit. “The bottom line comes to the dollars and cents … 90 percent of everybody does it because of the economic benefits,” said Quinn. He just finished the business’s largest job yet, a dairy farm with 559 solar panels that will put out about $4,000 a month in electricity. NES provides more systems for rural and residential clients, with agricultural clients growing.  NES customers include locals like Kent and Bernadette Wabrowetz, Shell Lake, who recently had a system installed on their garage roof. NES currently serves residents in four states including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Michigan, with plans to expand to Illinois later this year. Nichole Christman, a Spooner native and Trego resident, works with Quinn as a solar energy consultant. Depending on the job, about nine local people are employed by NES including a bookkeeper, an electrician, an electrical engineer, local laborers and contractors that help on in-

stalls. “There is no maintenance with solar, you do nothing ... every day it produces,” said Quinn. Last year NES installed 70 systems and Quinn reports that he didn’t get one callback for service. “The unique thing about where we live, in the north, these solar panels actually operate more efficiently when they are cold, so the colder you are the more efficient the panels are,” said Quinn. Light reflects off of surfaces, like clouds and snow. These reflections are also absorbed by the panels and are called a double bounce. The solar panels themselves are covered in a layer of dimpled glass that protects the panels and enhances absorption of sunlight. Their construction also makes winter snow buildup a nonissue as the panels shed the snow. “You will notice absolutely nothing in your house. You won’t notice any flickering of lights, no frequency, no buzzing, you cannot tell this,” said Quinn. At nighttime the system goes to sleep because there is no sunlight to create power. That is when the system switches to pull power from the power company. “You will be able to control this with either your Smartphone or your computer,” he added. Owners can also monitor exactly how much power their system is generating throughout the day. “We’re going to be putting working displays on the building so people can come in and see the systems and how they work,” said Quinn. On Friday, Oct. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Next Energy Solution will be hosting an open house at the new location in Shell Lake.  The open house will include demonstrations, working systems, prizes, drawings, product specials and an opportunity to meet the NES team. Next Energy Solution can be reached at 715-416-3022 or by email at More photos of completed projects and customer testimonials are available on the NES website at 


Prescription Drug Take-Back Day coming STATEWIDE — The Wisconsin Department of Justice will coordinate a prescription drug take-back initiative on Saturday, Oct. 17, with municipalities and law enforcement statewide. The Washburn County Sheriff’s Office, 421 Hwy. 63, Shell Lake, will be participating in the take-back drug day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The take-back effort will continue to bring focus to the issue of prescription opiate abuse highlighted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Dose of Reality campaign to prevent prescription painkiller abuse. The goal of the take-back day is to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the community about the potential for abuse of these medications. “With the opiate epidemic devastat-

ing families and communities across our state, we must work together to remove unused prescription painkillers from circulation. They need to be collected and destroyed,” Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said. “This program will also reduce the environmental hazards associated with the improper disposal of unused prescription drugs.” Please check out for more information on the importance of ridding your household of unused prescription medications. Unused or expired medicine should never be flushed or poured down the drain. Water reclamation facilities are not designed to remove all of them and trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are showing up in rivers and lakes around the world.

Guidelines: • All waste pharmaceuticals must be generated by a household. No businesses are allowed. • Bring: Prescription, controlled and noncontrolled, and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, nonaerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications. • Do not bring: Illegal drugs, needles/ sharps, inhalers, aerosol cans, biohazardous materials, anything containing a bodily fluid or blood, personal-care products such as shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreen, household hazardous waste such as paint, pesticides, oil, gas or mercury thermometers. • Participants may dispose of solid, nonliquid medication(s) by removing the medication from its container and dispos-

ing of it directly into a disposal box or into a clear sealable plastic bag. Plastic pill containers should not be collected. Blister packages are acceptable without the medications being removed. • Liquids will be accepted during this initiative.  However, the liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging and evenly distributed within the boxes of collected solid prescription medications.  Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted. • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.  — from WDJ

Spooner Health System offers free balance assessments SPOONER — The Spooner Health System rehabilitation team will be offering free balance assessments on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Assessments are available for individuals with a higher risk of falling, including those who: • Have recently fallen; • Experience a fear of falling; • Are recovering from a recent surgery, illness or trauma; or • Feel off-balance or unsteady performing daily activities.

As part of the screening, participants will receive an individualized assessment and learn ways to improve balance. Each participant will receive a small gift and be entered into a drawing for a pair of walking sticks. Community members interested in a free balance assessment should call 715635-1272 to schedule an appointment. — from SHS

Patchy Sanders to perform at the Potter’s Shed

SHELL LAKE — The folk orchestra Patchy Sanders, traveling from their hometown of Ashland, Ore., through the Midwest, up to New England, down to North Carolina, and through Colorado on their return home, will be performing at The Potter’s Shed in Shell Lake on

Wednesday, Oct. 21. The concert begins at 6 p.m. Working with eclectic themes from dreams, fairytales, afterlife and wildlands, Patchy Sanders crafts stream-of-consciousness story music with an emphasis on melody and lyrics. These aren’t songs

College Drive, Rice Lake. All proceeds support WITC-Rice Lake

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners

1955 – 60 Years Ago

Shell Lake Woodcrafters Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

Temps Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2014 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 7 Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 11

High Low Precip. 47 33 trace rain 47 34 53 34 .01” rain 55 32 55 27 killing frost 45 26 50 25

2015 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 7 Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 11

High Low 57 40 58 45 68 33 60 36 56 35 56 38 68 46


.01” rain 1.30” rain

Lake level: Monday, Oct. 13, 2014: 1,218.54’ MSL Monday, Oct. 12, 2015: N/A

the message of Bernie Sanders, a candidate who shares a common surname while complementing the collective Patchy political opinion. — from Patchy Sanders

Fall art fair at WITC-Rice Lake

RICE LAKE — Local and regional artists will be selling their work at a fall art fair on Saturday, Oct. 24. The art fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the WITC-Rice Lake Conference Center, 1900

Oct. 5 - $35 Corey Furchtenicht, Sarona Oct. 6 - $35 Lida Nordquist, Shell Lake Oct. 7 - $35 Tammy Neumeister, Whitewater Oct. 8 - $35 Sharon Schultz, Shell Lake Oct. 9 - $35 Charles Thomas, Shell Lake

as much as they are musical emotional experiences conjuring otherworldly journeys. By and large, their music fits as well in an acoustic art house as it does in a farmhouse hootenanny hoedown or main stage at a pop festival. Along the way they will be spreading

scholarships and emergency loans for students. — with submitted information

Register Memories • Faith Bohn, Shell Lake, was the second-place winner in the Litterbug contest sponsored by the American Automobile Association to alert motorists to the problem of keeping the highways, roadsides and parks free from litter. Her slogan was Trailways of beauty for you and for me … can be spoiled by the litterbug out on a spree. • Carol Krantz, Leach Lake community, played the role of Snowbird in the freshman play, “Petticoat Fever,” at Wisconsin State College at River Falls. • Scouts from Shell Lake taking part in the annual Camp-O-Ree at Camp Philips were Jay Desjardins, Arthur Jacobs, Arthur Wigchers, Keith Schultz, James Bitney, Glen Parker, Robert Mallo, Michael Penning, Tom Moen and Sonny Jacobs. • Sisters Marlene and Mildred Valar, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Valar, Shell Lake, were united in marriage to brothers Frank and Lawrence Coulter at the Methodist parsonage in Anoka, Minn.

1965 – 50 Years Ago

• Re-elected officers of the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce were Elden Evans, president; Donn Dinnies, vice president; J.B. Beardsley, treasurer; and Harry Braun, secretary. • Vern Arvid Scribner, 30, well-known farmer in West Sarona, was killed when a tractor he was operating tipped over as he was chasing cows out of the hayfield. • Elizabeth Furchtenicht, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Furchtenicht, Shell Lake, was elected state secretary of the WAC Youth Co-op Corps at Eau Claire. • Greg M. Penning, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Penning, Shell Lake, was enrolled as a freshman at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn.

1975 – 40 Years Ago

• Elected officers of the Excella 4-H Club were Sandy Leckel, president; Linda Furchtenicht, vice president; Nancy Shaw, secretary; Cheryl Furchtenicht, treasurer;

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and Kevin Smith, reporter. • Bob Hartwig, Shell Lake, bagged 13 raccoons while spending an evening hunting west of the city. • Jeff Hile, Shell Lake graduate, was chairman of the sound crew at UW-Barron County in the fall production of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” • Billie Aderman and Gina Lewis, each with two front teeth blacked out and wearing school clothes of the 1920s, skipped through the groups of teachers assembled at the United Methodist Church. Each teacher attending the annual Shell Lake Tuesday Club Tea, honoring teachers and teachers wives, was given a shiny red apple.

1985 – 30 Years Ago

• Philip Holman, son of Warren and Barbara Holman, Shell Lake, was one of about 200 4-H members who participated in the National 4-H Dairy Conference in Madison. He was selected to represent Wisconsin through a leadership interview during 4-H district dairy days. • Angel Amundson, Shell Lake High School student, performed with the honor choir in a concert at the Madison Civic Center at the conclusion of the Wisconsin State Music Conference. • The Shell Lake-based band Chaser advanced to the final round of eight to compete at Blaine, Minn., for $5,000 and the opportunity to open the Country Music Tour at the Met Center in Bloomington, Minn., for country stars Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs, John Anderson and T.G. Sheppard. They were chosen out of nearly 100 entrants. The Chasers included Dave Johns, Jack White, Gary Nielsen and Rick Marshall. • Dwana Furchtenicht was majoring in fashion merchandising and Jon Albright in industrial technology at UW-Stout.

1995 – 20 Years Ago

• Darrell Aderman’s son, Mark, served as master of ceremonies when Darrell was honored at a testimonial dinner in recognition of his award of the 33rd degree

from the Masons. Aderman was a member of the Shell Lake Masonic Lodge 221. Among those speaking at the ceremony were Lavern Modrow, Ray Heilborn and Darrell’s brother, Roger Aderman, of California. • Thirty-five women of all ages spent much of their summer making quilts for the mission conference at Shell Lake Full Gospel Church. Among the quilt makers were Sandy Maxwell, Shelley Fredrickson, Marie Beecroft, Ruth Lombard, June Maire, Karen Knoop, Mary Johnson, Candie Peterson, Gladys Leonard, Joan Avery, Amy Nickell, Lydia Chorpening and Jeanine Solum. • Winners of the Shell Lake Knights of Columbus punt, pass and kick competition were Steve Soukup, boys 8-9; Teri Mancl, girls 8-9; Chris Soukup, boys 1011; Bethany Weathers, girls 10-11; Paul Donatell, boys 12-13; and Katie Soukup, girls 12-13. • Bill and Barb Ailport traveled to Stevens Point to attend the football game between Stevens Point and Stout. Their son, Kenny, was on the team for Stevens Point, which won the game.

2005 – 10 Years Ago

• Glen and Lorraine Crosby celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dance at the Indian Creek Hall. • Participants in the Wheel-for-Life Bike-A-Thon in Shell Lake were Tyrone Blanks, Travis Klassa, Tony Klassa, Tyler Crosby, Seth Olson, Alecia Knoop, Anna Barrett, Nicholas Lawrence, Bryan Knoop, Curtis Parker, Katie Parker, Colleen Knoop and Kaylea Kidder. • The Masonic Lodge held a garage sale at the Rollie Schaefer residence. • Red Hat members Sally Ziemer and Georgean Kruger, along with Glenview Director Sue Weathers, assisted D. Helen Pederson, Betty Jensen, Lorraine Anderson, Lois Rand, Dorothy Kopplin and Loretta Washkuhn in the decoration of hats for an upcoming tea time.


Read Me … Read Me Not “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr Reviewed by Barbara West, Madison


ll the Light We Cannot See,” Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, is the story of a French girl and a German boy, both victims of the mayhem of World War II. As in other novels set during the war, “The Boy in Striped Pajamas” comes to mind, Doerr gives human faces to war. His protagonists, 16-year-old Marie-Laure LeBlanc, who is blind, and 18-year-old Werner Pfennig, must make difficult moral choices. When the Nazis seize Paris, the City of Light, Marie-Laure and her father flee to the country, to the LeBlanc ancestral home in Brittany. M. LeBlanc, a designer of intricate locks, builds a model of the city for his daughter so that she can navigate her world of darkness. He has also secretly smuggled out of the museum where he works, out of Paris, a rare blue diamond sought by the Nazis for its legendary power. When her father is imprisoned by the Nazis, Marie-Laure becomes the jewel’s protector. In a parallel story line, the reader meets Werner Pfennig and

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his sister, Jutta, orphaned when their father is killed in a coal mine accident. In dread of having to descend into the lightless tunnels his father once worked, Werner strives to turn his mechanical and scientific genius into a better future for himself. He enters a military academy whose mission is to train an elite Aryan army for Germany. Unwittingly, Werner trades one hellish vocation for another. The French girl’s and the German boy’s stories converge in St. Malo in 1944. Tension and suspense mount during the Allied bombing of the city, which leaves each of them alone and in the dark. Werner, along with his comrades in arms, is buried in the rubble of a bombed-out hotel. Marie-Laure takes refuge in a hiding place under the floor of her kitchen to escape the bombing and to hide from the archetypically evil Nazi who is searching for the legendary diamond. Werner ultimately delivers Marie-Laure to safety. He, himself, is not so fortunate. “All the Light We Cannot See” is at once epic and intimate. Doerr’s lyrical prose conveys the tender love between father and daughter, brother and sister, as well as the wrenching loss and privation of war. It is a tale of people divided not by borders or nationality but by war itself.

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Wednesday, Oct. 14 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Fall German dinner, Faith Lutheran Church, Spooner, 4:30-7 p.m. Music by Joey and The Pickled Herring. Carryout available. Thursday, Oct. 15 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting available. Saturday, Oct. 17 • St. Joseph/St. Catherine’s Fall Bazaar, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., in the lower level of St. Joseph’s Church, Shell Lake. Lunch served from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Carryouts available. New this year is a purse boutique featuring purses, wallets and fashion scarves. • Oktoberfest, 6-11 p.m., Darrell Aderman Auditorium, Shell Lake. Sponsored by the SLAC and the Shell Lake Arts Center. Music by Porch Dogs. Free tastings and drinks of fall favorites. Many raffles and silent auction. • Fall/winter fashion show, 1 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Respite



Hall, 408 1st St. • Shell Lake VFW meeting, 7 p.m., Shell Lake Veterans Hall, 408 1st St. Friday, Oct. 23 & Saturday, Oct. 24 • Haunted schoolhouse at the Shell Lake Arts Center, 802 First Street, Shell Lake, 6-10 p.m., with 6-8 p.m. less scary and 8-10 p.m. for braver attendees. Any questions may be directed to the Shell Lake Arts Center at 715-468-2414. Saturday, Oct. 24 • Fall art fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at WITC-Rice Lake Conference Center, 1900 College Drive. Local and regional artists will be selling their work. All proceeds support WITC-Rice Lake scholarships and emergency loans for students. • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. Monday, Oct. 26 • Celebrate fall at the First Street CLC soup fundraiser, 5-6:30 p.m., at the Shell Lake High School. Proceeds to Washburn County Food Pantry. Wednesday, Oct. 28 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner.

Tuesday, Nov. 3 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. Thursday, Nov. 5 • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Call 715-5207999. • 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. Saturday, Nov. 7 • Shell Lake PTA Carnival, 4-7 p.m., 3-12 commons and gym. • Christmas Celebration in Lights setup at the Shell Lake Municipal Campground. For more information, contact Rob at 715468-2007. • Grief and the Holidays presentation by Richard Obershaw, 12:30-2 p.m., Spooner High School choir room. Sponsored by Spooner Health System.


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Program and Partners of Spooner Health System, featuring fashions from Connections thrift store in Spooner. Monday, Oct. 19 • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner.  • Friends of the Shell Lake Public Library will be hosting an author event from 6:30-7:30 p.m., with madcap mystery book writer Nicolas D. Charles and the Sock Monkey Lady®, Dee Lindner. Tuesday, Oct. 20 • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 8-9:30 a.m., Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner,  715-635-4669. Meet over breakfast. Children are welcome to attend and play. • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m., at the lodge. Wednesday, Oct. 21 •  Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting,  4 p.m., at the library. The public is welcome. • David Whitehurst, author of “Tree Stand Murders,” will be at Northwind Book & Fiber, 205 Walnut St., Spooner, from 6:30- 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 • The Shell Lake American Legion meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Veterans

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SHELL LAKE — Ski! Shell Lake has fantastic cross-country skis available for rent. Adult and youth packages, including skis, boots and poles in classic and skating, can be picked Friday, Oct. 16, from 3:30-5 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 17, from 11a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Red Barn Campground pole shed on Hwy. B, two miles east of Shell Lake. If you are unable to make it on these specific dates,

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The Shell Lake students participated in the National Walk to School Day held Wednesday, Oct. 7. The students were dropped off at the Shell Lake Fire Hall as they were arriving from the country and walked the last mile supervised by teachers and staff. — Photo by Larry Samson

Pumpkin delivery

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SHELL LAKE — Do you wish you could have fresh vegetables all yearround? Now you can with the help of Master Gardener Cris Cantin. Cantin will take you step-by-step through how to set up your own indoor

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RICE LAKE — A Discover UWBC open house event will be held at UW-Barron County in Rice Lake for high school juniors, seniors and their parents on Tuesday, Oct. 27. According to Chris Wylie, program coordinator, “If you are just starting to explore college options or have already applied for admission, this is your chance to learn about UWBC.” Tours of the Glenwood Commons student residence will be given from 5-5:45 p.m., a campus tour will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 6:30 p.m. The program will inform participants about UWBC’s low tuition, saving over $8,000/year if you live at home, admissions and financial aid, meet faculty and staff, find out about transferring to a four-year institution, visit with current students, and learn about opportunities for student life and activities. To register for the event, call UWBC Student Services at 715-234-8176, press 1, email, or register online at — from UWBC

SPOONER — With fashions provided by the Connections Thrift Store of Spooner, the annual Alzheimer’s respite program fall and winter fashion show fundraiser is set for Saturday, Oct. 17. The show will begin at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner. Freewill offering will benefit the Alzheimer’s respite program and Partners of Spooner Health System. — from PSHS

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C O M M U N I T Y   H A P P E N I N G S Monday: First Friends Playgroup open to all children, 10 a.m.-noon. Focus on infants and caregivers with sensory stimulation and movement experiences. Art project materials provided, closes with circle music time and instrument exploration. Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. Monday & Thursday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Daily fee includes lunch, program of crafts, exercise, games, music, quiet time. Call 715-416-2942. 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. • Library Fun For Little Ones, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Shell Lake Public Library. Stories, craft and a snack. No age minimum or maximum for participants.

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hat did the hat say to the scarf? “You hang around, and I’ll go on ahead.” If you are a crafter and you enjoy making hats but have run out of heads to put them on, I have a place for you to donate your handcraft to. Perhaps you have made all the hats your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews need for the time being, but you still enjoy knitting two and purling two. If so, I have a place for you to donate your new hats that need a home. After the Knitting and Crocheting Extravaganza held at Frederic in September, I shared about how the bear project for Haiti had been well received. Area knitters and crocheters created handmade bears that were given to the mission group Love for Lozandier to be given to the children attending the school they sponsor in Lozandier, Haiti. Since completing the bear project, crafters now are asking what the next charity project will be as they are ready to get started with their yarn and needles. The idea of Hats for Haiti was presented. Although people in Haiti don’t necessarily need a warm hat made out of yarn, there are other ways for the Hats for Haiti project to benefit them. Knitters and crocheters may make a hat and drop it off at the Register newspaper office located in Lake Mall. Next fall the hats will be given to the

Love for Lozandier fundraiser. The hats will be sold and the proceeds will be used toward projects that Love for Lozandier is involved in. The money may go toward the clinic or the school. I know it will be used directly for the people of Lozandier, Haiti. All new handcrafted hats will be accepted whether they are for an adult or a child. So here’s a fall and winter challenge for you. Go to your yarn stash, get out your favorite hat pattern, grab your crochet hook or pick up your knitting needles and get clicking away. There are heads that need your hats … and people that need someone to remember them with love and generosity.

Knitters and crocheters are invited to join the Hats for Haiti project. — Photo by Suzanne Johnson

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Welcoming an Old Friend


lready the summer birds have been flocking together, preparing to leave us. Those remaining are anticipating neighborhood bird feeders and planning their circuit of the best of spots for treats, aware of cold weather ahead. The tips of trees have been frosted with reds and yellows from nature’s paintbrush. The fall of the year has come bearing many gifts. Anticipation seems, to me, to enhance the arrival of this season. We can relax and be comfortable with this season of the year, like our feathered friends, after we have prepared for its arrival. Hello there fall! Come on in! Autumn is the time for gathering the fruits of the summer ahead of the anticipated cold winter months. The apple tree has given us an abundant supply, and our small garden grew a nice crop of potatoes. The raspberry plants are thriving. Next year we will see them expand more. Among my flowers, it is the hollyhocks that have had an excellent year. Their pink and red and white delicate flowers have made this the summer of the hollyhock for me. The reason I moved here after leaving the farm is because of two things: the hollyhocks and the old hitching posts in front of some old houses. A few of the posts still remain and speak of the town’s history, and the hollyhocks are growing right in my yard. Other places may have them, and they all have lilacs, but these tall stalks with their blossoms speak of the past, as well. Green things thrive, yet, but will soon take on their winter garments of brown and gray. Everything green is preparing to go into a long sleep and hibernate like the bears. The plants outdoors on the deck must be brought indoors. I am finding places for

them to rest in the warmth of the house for the season. Flowers brightened our days when they faced the sunshine, and they turned our heads with their pleasing colors and shapes and with their distinctive leaves in many shades of green. This is when we are leaping back an hour to central standard time and trying to accustom our bodies to this change. Living in small towns and in the country, we retired people really can ignore time schedules and let nature take the lead. Those who attend school or go to work must adjust their days. The days are short and the nights are longer, of course. Then comes the shortest day and the days begin to gradually lengthen. For me, time is different in the fall. There are things to attend to that don’t take very long and then I feel free to turn my attention to things I most enjoy. Our neighborhood homes are beginning to display their fall colors. Wreaths and fall flowers are welcoming the season. The favorites are cornstalks, colored leaves, and then come the scarecrows and forms that resemble people. We can admire their unique humor. There are many shapes of squash, colored leaves and pumpkins, now seen in many sizes from the gigantic extraordinary pumpkins that take several people to lift off the ground to tiny miniatures, like fairy pumpkins. This is the busiest time, short of planting time in spring, on the farm. There is no time for sitting down and daydreaming, as I am able to do now. Most of our garden is cleaned up and ready to settle into its winter nap. Next spring I will try to do a better job of controlling those pesky weeds. But for now, it is time for me and the garden to rest. With my small harvest completed, I think about memories of other busy fall seasons in the past.

This is a time of summing up, as well as gathering our produce. It makes me think of the time when I was a child helping my mother and father and, later, my children helping their mother, me. We all love to gather things. Was it just yesterday when my father brought me into the yard and told me to hold a gunnysack? He took the spade and dug under a dry plant in the edge of the garden. He turned over some dirt and, suddenly, there was an eruption of potatoes, large and small, tumbling out of the ground and hanging from the dried roots. “I planted potato peelings here on Good Friday. Look how they grew!” I shook dirt off them and gathered the surprising harvest into the sack. It is a precious memory. Another memory is another day when my father told me, when he had grown very old, that he was suddenly aware of the meaning of the words of the song “September Song.” He had heard it many times but he had found more meaning in the words of the song. Maybe it means more to me now that I have grown older. The song came out in 1938 and later was chosen by ASCP, in 1963, for its all-time Hit Parade during the half century. It is sentimental, but its lyrics are unforgettable. “It’s a long, long time from May to December, But the days grow short when you reach September. When the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame, One hasn’t got time for the waiting game. Oh the days dwindle down, To a precious few, September, November. And these few precious days, I’ll spend with you.”

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Pack 51 attends Lions meeting

Shell Lake Pack 51 attended the Thursday, Oct. 8, meeting of their charter organization, the Shell Lake Lions Club, to show how the pack has grown. Scouts also received awards that they have achieved through the past year. — Photo by Stephanie Whiteside


Author event at the Shell Lake Public Library SHELL LAKE — Friends of the Shell Lake Public Library will be hosting an author event, and you are invited to join the fun. Monday, Oct. 19, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Friends of the Shell Lake Public Library will host an enjoyable hour with madcap mystery book writer Nicolas D. Charles and the Sock Monkey Lady®, Dee Lindner. Charles will share his passion about the pulp fiction era and present his published 5-Star Amazon-rated book series, “The 12 Days of Christmas: Chicago 1934,” and “Nick Verriet’s Christmas: Chicago 1935.” With a devil-may-care attitude, Charles’ protagonist, Nick Verriet, Chicago’s most famous private investigator during the Great Depression, attracts more than his share of women and trouble while bringing justice to bear upon the criminal class. Charles’ short stories are witty and highly entertaining. Lindner will discuss the history of the Red-heel Sock Monkey Tradition and read several letters, sock monkey-related stories, that reflect America’s sentiment

Shell Lake FFA to sponsor blood drive

SHELL LAKE — A community and school blood drive is set for Friday, Nov. 6. The Shell Lake FFA will host this blood drive. Proceeds go toward senior FFA scholarships. The blood goes toward saving lives.

This is a great way to give back because you are giving life. The goal is to have 60 people donate. The blood drive will be held in the 3-12 gym from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — from Shell Lake FFA

Spooner FFA cleans roadside

Spooner FFA’s commitment to community service continues. This year marks the 22nd year for Spooner FFA’s involvement in the twice-annual Adopt-A-Highway cleanup. This year’s fall cleanup was conducted on Thursday, Oct. 8. Shown back row (L to R): Andre Oliveira, Blake Bartle and Aaron McNitt. Middle: Kendra Johnson, Kate Rosenbush, Jackie Rosenbush, Cheyenne Nowaczyk and Ty Bartle. Front: Brynn Macknick, Brynn Nowaczyk and Abby Zehm. — Photo submitted

behind these p o p u l a r pop-culture icons whose origins began f ro m the folds of everyday work socks. The Sock Monkey Lady will have an assortment of sock monkeys from her collection on hand to inspire listeners as she presents her latest book, “Sew Cute and Collectible Sock Monkeys,” jam-packed with heartwarming photography, techniques, tips and secrets about how to create distinctive sock monkey characteristics wherein crafters, collectors, gift givers, fundraisers and students will find myriad ideas and inspiration among the pages. Charles’ and Lindner’s books will be available for purchase before and after

Area news at a glance RICE LAKE — A former Cameron man who allegedly has two wives has been charged with bigamy, which carries a maximum penalty of 2-1/2 years in prison. James M. Burke, 33, Rice Lake, is accused of marrying a woman in Chippewa County on Aug. 12 while still married to another woman in Barron County. A few weeks before the marriage the woman went to her mother and said he’d hit her in the head and she had a lump, stated the criminal complaint. The woman’s young son also reported to his grandmother that his new dad hit him in the head as they stood in the yard. Burke allegedly picked up the child, went into the house and dead-bolted the door. On Sept. 23, Burke’s second wife called her mother and said, “I love you and don’t know how much time I have to talk. I don’t know when he’s coming back.” When her mother asked if she was safe, her daughter began to cry and said she was scared. The woman’s mother then contacted a Barron County Sheriff’s Department detective. It was discovered that Burke was involved in a domestic disturbance involving his first wife in 2013. There were no divorce actions on record. Burke’s first wife told the detective that Burke was very abusive and had frequently punched her in the face and choked her, the complaint stated. She said he refused to give her a divorce and wouldn’t allow her to divorce him, the complaint stated. The detective found that Burke’s criminal history included murder, robbery and probation violation and revocations in Tennessee in 2002-2010. In a second case,

“Tree Stand Murders” author to visit the area SPOONER — Almost everyone over the age of 25 in Wisconsin remembers the incident in the Blue Hills near Rice Lake when one deer hunter shot eight and killed six other hunters, including a young woman. Author David Whitehurst was hunting in the Blue Hills that day. He became aware of the incident that afternoon, and was compelled to write a book. Published in February 2015, “Tree Stand Murders” has received good reviews and rated at 4-1/2 of 5 stars by Amazon. Whitehurst will be attending an author’s event at Northwind Book & Fiber, 205 Walnut St., Spooner, from 6:30- 8 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 21. He will offer a PowerPoint presentation about the book, which contains more photographs than could fit into the book. The purpose of the presentation is to frame and provide

the event, and for those who are unable to attend, their books are available in area bookstores and online. This event is free of charge and all ages are welcome. — from SLPL

context for the book, to talk through many aspects of the story and to answer questions. Books will be available that evening for him to sign if anyone is interested. “Because the shooter was Hmong and the victims were white, much of the media reported this as racial. In actuality, race played a minor role. Cultural differences, private property rights and a personality clash created a gripping drama,” stated Whitehurst. Containing information not previously known to the public, the book illuminates, in easy-to-read story format, the backgrounds of those involved, the anger-filled and heart-wrenching incident, the exemplary trial and answers the critical question: Who shot first? — submitted

Burke is charged with possessing a firearm as a felon. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype ••• CUMBERLAND — Changes are coming to a couple of businesses in Cumberland. The Nelson Hardware store will be closing after 82 years. Owner Paul Nelson will continue to sell floor coverings and bedding from the store after a complete remodeling. Paul’s grandfather started the business in 1933 with $500. After World War II, Paul’s father, “Swede” Nelson joined the family business. In the 1960s, Nelson’s became one of the first True Value stores in the country. Also going through a change is Louie’s Lodge. Erickson Excavating took down the Louie’s Lodge building to clear the site for a new lodge and kitchen and bakery area. They hope to have the remodeling completed and reopened sometime before Christmas. Louie’s Lodge remains open during construction in the building behind Louie’s. — from the Cumberland Advocate ••• MADISON — Last month, 63 people died in traffic crashes on Wisconsin roadways, which was 16 more than September 2014 and seven more than the five-year average for the month of September, according to preliminary statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. As of Sept. 30, a total of 424 people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes this year, including 68 motorcycle operators, two motorcycle passengers, 40 pedestrians and 13 bicyclists. Traffic deaths through September were 60 more than the same period in 2014 and 11 more than the fiveyear average. “Traffic fatalities so far this year are up by more than 16 percent over last year. However, last year Wisconsin had the lowest number of traffic fatalities since 1943,” says David Pabst, director of the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety. “This year, we’ve experienced a significant increase in traffic fatalities involving pedestrians and bicyclists. Forty pedestrians have died in crashes this year compared with 29 at the same time last year, and 13 bicyclists have died compared with three in the same period in 2014.  To prevent needless deaths, drivers must share the road with pedestrians and bicyclists and watch for them particularly when making turns or lane changes and at intersections. They must yield the right of way to pedestrians in cross walks and at intersections. They also must watch out for bicyclists and leave at least 3 feet of clearance when passing bikes on roadways.” — from WisDOT


Juniors and freshmen are powder-puff champions Freshman Ali DeLadi makes a desperation dive in an attempt to grab one of Keagan Blazer’s flags. Blazer went in for a touchdown. DeLadi made up for this miss to catch the winning touchdown as the junior/freshman team beat the senior/sophomore team 36-28 in the powder-puff game held Sunday, Oct. 11, as part of Shell Lake’s homecoming events.

Photos by Larry Samson

The 2015 powder-puff team champs shown back row (L to R): Savannah Steines, Paula Siebels, Sarah Greife, Kaelin Laub, Taylor Eiche and Nicole Mikula. Middle: Jadee Goetz, Ali DeLadi, KayDe Bontekoe, Lanae Paulson, Ariana Udovich and Katie Cox. Front: Dominic Hopke, James Crawford, Jordyn Monson, Erick Haynes and Andrew Martin.

Keagan Blazer makes an attempt for Nicole Mikula’s flag as Mikula runs into the end zone for six points. Kaelin Laub is off and running with Courtney Melton in hot pursuit.

The senior/sophomore team shown back row (L to R): Madeline Hopke, Anna Smith, Arianna Schreiber, Keagan Blazer, Ashley Lord, Ashley Lawrence, Emily McCarthy and Taylor Rohow. Front: Sean Heckel, Allison Tims, Bailey Hanson, Kaitlyn Harraghy, Miranda Johnson, Meredith Kevan, Ashlea Meister and Tyler Rognholt.


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Spooner celebrates fall with Jack O’ Lantern Fest LEFT: Alex Eiche has the best view of the fall colors from her position at the bungee cord event held at the Spooner Jack O’ Lantern Festival held Saturday, Oct. 10. The warm fall day made for perfect conditions for the popular festival.

Cora Deneen and her father, Paul Deneen, roll their pumpkin down Siegner Hill in the pumpkin roll. If they hit various targets on the course they will win prizes; if their pumpkin survives they go home with the pumpkin.

Photos by Larry Samson

Emily Romportl proudly poses with her first-place pumpkin in the largest pumpkin contest. The monster pumpkin tipped the scales at 178 pounds.

Grace Lauterbach is focused on painting her pumpkin at the Lakeland Family Resource Center. Painting pumpkins is serious business for this 2-year-old.

Three-year-old Finley Phillips takes a break from decorating her cookie to tryout out the cookie; yes, this one tastes as well as it looks.

Kadiene Streitz is getting a zombie makeover before her first zombie run at the zombification station. Hair Envy is provided the makeup and expertise for the zombie run. Something went terribly wrong on prom night in the movie, “Prom Night of the Living Dead.” Shown (L to R): Ryan Wingler, Terryn WinglerPetty, Marta Wingler and Randy Wingler.

Xaiden Petty does a free fall on the chute on the bouncy castle.

Zoe Diesen gives her pumpkin a push as she sends it down Siegner Hill in the Spooner Fire District Auxiliary Pumpkin Roll. Pumpkins were grown and provided by Dave Olson because he enjoys watching the children having fun racing pumpkins. Tom Perlick also provided some of the pumpkins.

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Spooner football recognizes parents

Dave and Cindy Blonk with their son, Spencer. Spencer is a freshman who is just starting his football career.

Jared Burch stands proudly with his parents, Dan and Becky Burch. The Spooner football program held their Parents Night on Friday, Oct. 9, to show their appreciation to the parents and families for their support.

Photos by Larry Samson

Al and Laurie Nauertz are the proud parents of Mark and John Nauertz. Mark is a junior and John is a freshman.

Andrew and Katie Melton are the proud parents of Chase Melton. Chase is a freshman running back and has seen some varsity time. He and the other freshmen are the future for Spooner football.

Spooner girls golf team in state championship SPOONER — The Spooner Rails girls golf team advanced to the state championship for the third year in a row. The Rails played at Madison’s University Ridge Golf Course on Monday, Oct. 12, and Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the WIAA Division 2 championship. The Rails were runner-up to the Hayward Hurricanes at the Pheasant Hills Sectional at Hammond. The top two teams advanced to the state championship. Sydney Busch Spooner scores were Dani Dewitt, 84; Rachel Johnson, 92; Maddie Friedman, 94; Lyndsey Hanson, 95; and Sydney Busch, 99. — from SASD

Sectional golf results 1 Hayward 343 2 Spooner 364 3 Stanley-Boyd 374 4 Osceola 387 5 Ellsworth 402 6 St. Croix Central 406 7 Baldwin Woodville 419 8 Ladysmith 421 The Spooner Rails girls golf team members shown before heading to the state championship are (L to R): Coach Jim Anderson, Dani Dewitt, Lyndsey Hanson, Alison Barnes, Lily Arf, Elizabeth Walker, Maddie Friedman, Rachel Johnson and Sydney Busch. — Photos submitted

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Shell Lake over Northwood on Senior Night

The Shell Lake volleyball team recognized their graduating seniors in a special ceremony before their Tuesday, Oct. 6, game with Northwood. Shown (L to R): Amber Anderson, Caitlin Brereton, Sheri Clark, Laci Green, Amanda Brereton and Natalie Smith.

Laci Green playing in her last varsity game has a strong performance on Shell Lake’s Senior Night.

Amber Anderson and Amanda Brereton block McKenzie Coons’ spike.

Amber Anderson spikes the ball against Northwood defender McKenzie Coons in the Tuesday, Oct. 6, Lakeland Conference match. Shell Lake took Northwood 3-0 in the match.

Photos by Larry Samson SHELL LAKE — On Tuesday, Oct. 6, the Shell Lake varsity volleyball team faced the Northwood Evergreens at home to celebrate Seniors Night. The Shell Lake program has six seniors on their roster. These girls have grown up with each other and they took to the court and worked together, pulling out an amazing first-set win. “Each year the game that is designated Senior Night is becoming more and more meaningful for me as their coach. Watching these young ladies blossom through their years of high school, from ages 15-18 is surely a wonderful privilege. They are amazing young women with great things lying ahead of them,” commented head coach Jessica Furchtenicht. The varsity team will surely miss the presence next season of Amanda

and Caitlin Brereton, Amber Anderson, Natalie Smith and Sheri Clark. The night of Senior Night, Laci Green, senior and a major leader of the junior varsity team, stepped up her game and played so well on the varsity court. “Watching these ladies start and finish together was a very exciting and proud moment for me,” said Furchtenicht. Shell Lake took the match 25-17, 25-15 and 2523. Monday, Oct. 12, the team was at Prairie Farm. Tuesday, Oct. 13, they traveled to Clear Lake. The team will be home Thursday, Oct. 15, to take on Turtle Lake. Saturday, Oct. 17, the Lakers will host the Shell Lake Varsity Invitational. — from Shell Lake Athletic Department

Johnson and Clark, reign over homecoming events

Sheri Clark and Drew Johnson were chosen the 2015 homecoming queen and king. Several events are planned throughout the week of Oct. 11-17 to celebrate Shell Lake High School’s homecoming. — Photo by Danielle Lagarde



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Soccer youth night held

The Spooner/Shell Lake youth soccer players join their friend Roadie for a group photo after their halftime game held Tuesday, Oct. 6.


Coach Andy Walt and his youngest daughter, Maddie, pose at the youth soccer night. Walt is a young coach who loves the sport of soccer and the children he coaches.

Photos by Larry Samson

The youth soccer players run off the field after shaking hands with the Hayward varsity player before the start of the game. The Hayward players were showing the young players respect as they are just beginning their soccer career.

Kevin Sohn with his daughter, Brianna. Sohn is stepping down as youth soccer board member and as coach because Brianna is advancing to varsity soccer in the spring. Coach Sohn has been coaching and serving on the board for the last 14 years. He has introduced many young athletes to the sport of soccer.

Shell Lake Junior High football team honors coach with letter

SHELL LAKE – The Shell Lake Junior High football team recently wrote a letter of gratitude to their coach, Pat Kraetke, thanking him for taking the time out of his schedule to be their football leader. They listed their personal opinion of Kraetke: “A good coach teaches good sportsmanship. A good coach will respect all of his players and teach them how to respect each other. A good coach will take

extra time with those who need it. A good coach will find the best in each player. A good coach will teach his players how to be a team. A good coach will have patience. A good coach will remember it’s a game, whether they win or lose. “Coach Kraetke, you are all these things. You don’t get caught up in the outcome of the game, but keep your focus on your boys. You think and act positively

not negatively. You understand that adversity is part of the game and life. You are prepared and don’t just show up. You honor the game by showing respect for the rules, opponents, officials and players. You always give thanks to your players for their commitment and effort. “We are truly sad knowing that our football season has ended. You are an outstanding coach, and we can’t thank you

enough for all that you have done. You took boys, and turned them into men! We honor those, and respect those, because you taught us that! If we had just one wish it would be to have you as our head football coach until the end of our school days. “Thank you for the life lessons you have provided us, “Your 2015 football team.”

Lakers defeated by the Warriors Up against the Bears for homecoming game Friday night

CLEAR LAKE — The Shell Lake football team traveled to Clear Lake on Friday, Oct. 9, to face the Warriors on their home turf. Clear Lake’s squad took the game 43-13. Clear Lake now possesses a 3-5 record.

The Lakers play the Clayton Bears in a Lakeland South contest this Friday, Oct.16. Shell Lake will attempt to advance on its 1-7 season record. The Bears go into the contest with a 7-1 record after their 42-36

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Cross-country teams runs Hayward course

HAYWARD — “Hayward is one of my favorite meets. The students are able to run in the woods for the entire race. Parents have multiple opportunities for viewing our students as they run. The leaves are changing, so it looks beautiful,” stated Katrina Granzin, Shell Lake’s head cross-country coach. “Tuesday we even had the sun out and it was a great day to run with many outstanding performances,” the coach continued. Running in the Oct. 6 meet in the high school competition were 97 boys in varsity and 34 in junior varsity, and 84 girls in varsity and 17 in JV. The middle school had 96 boys and 93 girls. Placing for Shell Lake High School was Ali DeLadi in 10th place. Improving from last year to this year on the same course were Julia Pokorny, Daniel Parish, Linden Nelson, Brittany Clark and Frances Kevan. The top placers in middle school girls competition were Brittany Clark, fifth, and Frances Kevan, seventh. The middle school finished out their season this week as they competed at the conference meet in Bruce on Tuesday, Oct. 13. On Friday, Oct. 23, the high school team will be traveling to Drummond for the sectional meet to finish out their season. — with information from the Shell Lake Athletic Department

Laker Ali DeLadi, left, took second place at the Hayward cross-country meet on Tuesday, Oct. 6. She is shown with fellow Laker runner Julia Pokorny who took 32nd out of 84 high school varsity girls. J a y d e n Hodgett runs for the Shell Lake Middle School team.

Frances Kevan improved her time over last year’s race in Hayward, giving her a seventhplace finish this year.

Photos by Pamela Savas

Daniel Parish running the Hayward course.

Linden Nelson finished the course with a time of 23:06.6.

Shell Lake Middle School student Nathan Scott ran the Hayward course with a time of 12:19.1.

Meredith Kevan makes her way through the course.

Runners (L to R): Clare Walker, Katie Cox and Ashley Meister.

Results - Hayward meet High school boys Daniel Parish 21:59.5 Linden Nelson 23:06.6 Nathaniel Swan 24:50.0 Marty Anderson 25:57.8 Phabien Sturtze 27:08.1 Luke Savas 26:51.5 Konstantin Medvedev 26:18.1 Ulan Kozegenov 25:02.7 High school girls Julia Pokorny Ali DeLadi Katie Cox Ashlea Meister Clare Walker Emma Crosby Alyssa Hodgett Alecia Knoop Emily Parish Meredith Kevan Lindsey Martin

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Middle school boys Landon Deneen 10:47.4 Malachi Trudell 12:22.7 Isaac Hopke 11:46.5 Nathan Scott 12:19.1 Elliot Scott 12:40.4 Ethan Lyga 12:46.5 Jayden Hodgett 11:49.2 Eli Fritz 15:04.1

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Spooner/Shell Lake soccer team loses to Hayward Jordan Herzog is defending against the Hayward offensive man by staying between him and the goal.

Andy Bunting blocks the ball from going into the goal to help goalkeeper Jake Sacco in the Tuesday, Oct. 6, home game against Hayward. The Rails were tied 2-2 after 45 minutes of play in a strong defensive battle with Hayward. The Rails ended up losing 6-2 after 90 minutes of play. Miguel Barrett and Caleb Ford are coming in to help defend the goal.

RIGHT: Sam Johnson is bringing the ball downfield. The freshman player has had to step up and play varsity ball. He is one of nine freshmen on the young team.

Photos by Larry Samson LEFT: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Spooner/Shell Lake soccer team was playing the game with a pink ball to show their support. Elijah Hansen is throwing the ball inbounds.

Heart Lake

by Helen V. Pederson

We’re having beautiful fall days. The sun is shining brightly with a little wind. Leaves around here are falling, so some of the trees are beginning to look bare. Mary and John Marschall and Karen and Ben Holzen spent a week in Door County and I guess it was beautiful. This weekend they visited Brent and Toni Saffert in Cameron. Mavis Flach went to games of her grandchildren last week. She watched Blake, in junior high, play football against Barron, and on Thursday she watched Maddy play volleyball. I guess everyone watched the Packer game on Sunday afternoon as they won. Lillian Ullom had her sister, Louise, up for two days and they visited brother Frank. Salem church served cake and ice cream for all the new members on Sunday after services. Arlys and her sister, Audrey, went to Verndale, Minn., to visit their sister, Avis Paulson. They were happy to see Avis’ daughters, Cindy and Sharon, who were visiting their mom. Happy birthday to Mary White in Cross Plains on Oct. 11. Pastor Sue Odegard met with Salem members at Glenview in the afternoon. We appreciate that. Phillip and Bethany Minot of Woodbury, Minn., visited relatives on Sunday and went to church in Spooner. They enjoyed a potluck dinner there, and afterward they had dessert with Steve and Cheri Minot. Also attending were Curt and Martha Pederson and Daniel of Hudson. Phillip and Bethany came to show off their baby twins, Nora and Langdon, to Grandma Pederson and other relatives. Give a child an inch and he thinks he is a ruler.

Tough loss for Spooner football team Larry Samson | Staff writer SPOONER — Spooner needed a win in their Friday, Oct. 9, matchup with Bloomer to keep the playoff hopes alive. The Rails did not get it, as Bloomer came into town and beat them, 38-0, in a resounding defeat. It is do or die for the Rails as they travel to Hayward on Friday, Oct. 16, for their last game of the regular season. Hayward is 5-1 in the Heart O’North Conference. They are coming off of a 43-25 win over Chetek/Weyerhaeuser. The Spooner offense struggled against a strong Bloomer defense. They had only 115 total yards to Bloomer’s 234 total yards, and 27 plays to Bloomer’s 42 plays. Douglas Scheel led the team with 19 points, and Gavin Hochstetler led the team with 44 yards on two receptions.

Riley Hotchkiss and Gavin Hochstetler team up together on this tackle. Spooner lost 38-0 to Bloomer on Friday, Oct. 9. The loss to Bloomer dropped the Rails to 3-3 in the Heart O’North Conference. The Rails must beat Hayward in their last game of the regular season to make the playoffs. The Rails will be traveling to Hayward on Friday, Oct. 16, for that game.

Photos by Larry Samson LEFT: The Spooner running back follows behind lead blocker Mark Nauertz.


Those coyotes are for the beans! Yes, they continue to howl every night. It gets aggravating. I once again hollered out to “take a hike” but they stopped for a minute and then continued to howl. Just can’t win. A couple of weeks ago, Jeff Ladd attended an event where he won a gun. According to what I hear, it’s a gun to shoot small game or large game. Saturday I worked at the Washburn County food distribution, Ruby’s Pantry. There were certainly lots of people there and they all got delicious food. If you’re in need of food there are no restrictions regarding your income, etc. If you’re hungry, come and get it. Phyllis Rath called me to report on the great trip she took with her daughter Vanessa. In September, they traveled by train for 44-1/2 hours to Washington state to visit Phyllis’ son, Travis, and family. Phyllis tells us they did a lot of fun things and saw so much. They then left by plane for Montana where Phyllis’ niece, Eve, and her honey, Rich Wall, live and then visited and did a lot of fun and saw so much. Phyllis says they had a wonderful time at her niece’s. She told us Montana has beautiful scenery. All in all, Phyllis tells us they had a great time. She tells us that Wisconsin has the best breathing air. On the way out, Phyllis took some homemade refrigerator pickles, as this is what Travis wanted. On the train they continued to give her ice to keep them cold. Phyllis tells us where her little garden is by her trailer she looked out one day and saw two Easter lily blooms. A great surprise, Phyllis. Wednesday I drove to Eau Claire where

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What beautiful fall weather we had over the weekend! Maybe this will be the last that we have temperatures in the 80s for this season. Who knows? Leaves are turning slowly, but they certainly haven’t got those brilliant colors so far this fall. Other years they were so colorful and brilliant. Maybe it has to do with the weather. Those Asian beetles are here again! Yes, I find them in my house and flying all over. I should have sprayed my house like Diane Hulleman does. They come out usually in April or in the spring and they like to drop in my coffee. I see farmers are very busy combining their corn and beans. Kenny Russell isn’t leaving any stones unturned with his corn as he came this last week and got busy. Truckload after truckload of corn went by in semis. Good for you Kenny. This past week we had quite a thunderstorm. Yes, I don’t know how much we got but I think over an inch. I can usually tell how much we get by the big puddles in our yard. Come Nov. 1, turn your clocks back for an hour. It is time to gain an hour of sleep. It takes a while to adjust but just when you think you are OK, we change the clock again. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Joyce Schraufnagel, who passed away. Funeral services were held at the Catholic church in Shell Lake on Oct. 7. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Bill Lindenberg, who passed away at 86. Bill worked for Washburn County and the Extension office. Esther Bernecker worked for him years ago before she was married.

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I had an appointment. I also picked up my new glasses, which I like very much. On the way, I watched the crops, which aren’t combined yet. Even the soybeans aren’t combined yet. I did see some corn chopped for silage though. The leaves there are about like ours. Not brilliant but maybe in a couple of weeks they will be. Congratulations to Kim Hotchkiss and Aaron Graves who were married on Oct. 10. Kim is the daughter of Scott and Cheryl Hotchkiss of Dewey Country. Saturday, Noel and Pattie Beaufeaux and sons Kyle and Becca and Mitch and April attended the wedding of Noel’s nephew and his bride in Hinckley, Minn. They came back to Jim and Sandy Atkinson’s rather late and stayed overnight. Sandy said they had planned to put up wood for the Atkinsons on Sunday. This is Becca’s third year that she stays at Jim and Sandy’s on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Becca teaches at St. Joseph’s in Rice Lake. Diane Hulleman tells us she went to give Communion to a friend at church. In the afternoon she went to the Terraceview Nursing Home in Shell Lake. Later in the week she went to Faith in Action in Spooner where she visited with a family. The only thing they ask Diane to do is to come a visit once a week. Thursday, Diane went with the Lakeview ladies from when she was a nurse there, they went to lunch. Diane said they had a great time. Coming to spend the weekend with Diane were her daughter, Colleen, and Chad Jensen and their daughter Izzy. Chad did some hunting while here. Mike Murray, Rice Lake, came during the week to do some hunting. The Jensens also stayed overnight. Sunday at church they didn’t have a sermon. They had singing by everyone including the minister. He asked for songs that were favorites including the little ones and they came forth. The Spooner Methodist Church had a group in singing but they didn’t think they would have enough time to come to Lakeview Methodist Church so they sang in Spooner. Lida Nordquist sold her home recently. Lida now lives in Siren. She wants to get a town house in Frederic and at this time they don’t have anything open. It’s hard to lose a friend no matter where they’re from. We will miss you, Lida. Hear Roger and Sue Mrozak have sold their home here in Dewey Country. They plan to move to Arizona but Sue has a brother living in the area so if they come back for a visit they have a place where they can stay. Talking with Evelyn Melton, she said her children came Saturday and did the outside work and washed windows. She tells us that on Sunday she wasn’t feeling well. I hope you feel better soon, Evelyn. Jody and Sandy Atkinson were at Myrna and Kurt’s on Saturday for lunch and visiting. Sandy’s brother just loved the quilt she had started and Myrna finished. Happy birthday to Sandy Remiter on Oct. 1 and also happy birthday to Jody Atkinson on Oct. 7. Hope you had a great one. Talking with my daughter, Penny Ladd, she tells me her son, Rem, got a big doe Saturday. Jeff takes Rem and Rylee out and

was going to take them this Sunday. This is the youth weekend to hunt. I saw Bill Holden at the food share on Saturday. Bill and his wife are former Dewey Country residents. They built a log home on Bashaw Lake and Bill told me it was so much upkeep he just couldn’t keep up. They sold their beautiful home and bought a new home in Shell Lake. Asking Bill how he liked his new home he said he loves it. Said there is less work to do. Bill works for Ruby’s Pantry. Talking with Butch and Loretta VanSelus, he tells us they went to see Harold Stone who is in a nursing home in Eau Claire. At this time Harold will be on dialysis all the time and they continue to drain fluid buildup. Butch tells us his attitude is so much better and kind of like the old Harold. He now talks, telephones, watches TV and walks around. He wanted to go to Walmart to get things he needed so John and Paula Powell had come to see Harold and took him to run his errands. The Powells were going back to Montana. It’s great to find Harold so much better. Butch went to an Amish farmer and bought 10 chickens this week. They were down by Chetek. Well, he brought them home and they laid eight eggs each day for a while and are now at 10 eggs a day. He says he hates to see them molt. Sonny and Kevin Meister were at Betty and Carl’s on Sunday. Kevin and Betty were chasing those ladybugs with the vacuum cleaner. Richy hasn’t combined his corn yet and is waiting for the combine to come one of these days. This past week he sent a bunch of turkeys to Barron. He says they’re ready to go. On Wednesday, son Richy had Steve Dahlstrom bale big square bales as they stack so nice in the sheds. Well Steve must have started baling and with two outfits they hauled until 1 a.m. They would just haul each load of 12 bales and put them in the white shed and go for more. Well after 1 a.m. Richy was out stacking those bales to after 3 a.m. He’s lucky he got them all baled off the 80 as we got a wonderful rain that night and in the morning. Rich says he has a lot of big bales in his deer shed. It was a wonderful year for the crops and farmers are so happy. I know the corn is yielding very well, too. Sunday evening professor Craig Smith stopped by and we had a great visit. Craig tells us Mary Ann Smith is now a grandma. Yes, her daughter, Emily, had a baby boy June 29. Her mom, Mary Ann, is a former Dewey Country resident. They have named their little boy Mason Cooper. Craig also tells us he is about done with his brother’s estate. It’s taken about 2-1/2 years to get it through the auction, selling the house, and after the lawyers go through they’re isn’t much left. He tells us there was water in his brother’s house, I believe three times, due to broken pipes. Tom Hodgson of Arkansas and his daughter, Jessica, spent a week in El Salvador helping to build homes. The rest of the family was OK. Scatter sunshine. Have a great week!

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

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

St. Alban’s


Full Gospel

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.

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

Northwoods Baptist

Spooner Baptist

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


St. Joseph’s Catholic

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

St. Catherine’s Catholic

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

St. Francis de Sales

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


Long Lake Lutheran Church

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

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

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

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

Shell Lake Full Gospel

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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

Trinity Lutheran



Spooner Wesleyan

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

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

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.


United Methodist

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

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

Faith Lutheran

Church of the Nazarene

(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.



Lake Park Alliance

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

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

United Methodist

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

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

od seems to like to turn things upside down: to receive, first we must give; to be forgiven, first we must forgive – and so forth. God’s Son should have first place, should He not? Not so. Hear the story this week in church.


Mark 10:35-45

Cornerstone Christian

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.

Trego Community Church

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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

Job 38:1-7, (34-41)

Hebrews 5:1-10

Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 Twenty First Sunday After Pentecost eople do not learn from mistakes,” said the professor. The class was confused. Most of them “P had been taught all of their lives that the best way to

learn was from one’s mistakes. As he looked into their puzzled faces, he continued his lecture by asking a question, “How many of you have made the same mistake twice?” Hands went up all over the classroom. “That is precisely my point. If we learned from our mistakes, we would never make the same mistake twice. We seem to learn best when someone provides us feedback. We are not honest enough with ourselves to point out our own mistakes or failures. We do not want to admit them, especially to ourselves, even if we recognize them.” The author of this Psalm recalled two important facts: When the Israelites acknowledged God as their leader and followed him, they were victorious. “Our fathers advised us,” they said, “that it was not our swords or plans that brought victory.” God spoke to them and they realized what brought about their defeat: they trusted in their own strength! It was their defeat that caused them to be open to God’s feedback. When “we pushed back our enemies in your name,” he continued, “we trampled on our foes!” What a testimony to the power and victory that is available to us through our God. Like Israel, we must come to the same conclusion and make the same confession with the same amount of conviction: “In your name, Heavenly Father, we can trample on our foes.” If we have fallen into sin and need forgiveness, if we have failed to witness to those around us who have not experienced God’s saving grace through Christ, if we have failed to do what God expects us to do, with him we can “trample our foes!”

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Stone Lake What a beautiful display of colors Mother Nature is extending to us! Hopefully we will be able to enjoy it for a while. Gratitude is extended to Jenna and Joan Rainville and volunteers for their effort in making Stone Lake shine for the Cranberry Festival. A special thank-you goes out to Andy Martin and family for their contribution in providing the cornstalks, which were taken off the field of his dad, Joe, and to Ventures for their volunteers and MarketPlace Foods for providing the mums. On Thursday, Oct. 8, the Stone Lake Community Wetland Park was the scene of the Buckthorn Field Day, a very interesting program put on by DNR representatives Ryan Magana, Val Johnson, John Haack and Lisa Burns. They brought the trailer that contains the invasive species removal tools, and put on a great demonstration of buckthorn control techniques for the attendees. They taught people how to identify buckthorn and demonstrated how you can spray the base of the buckthorn shrub or tree, and because the spray is blue, you can see where you have been and what still needs to be done. They then discussed the equipment, the

News from the service

Marine Pvt. Sam Muska has just completed Marine recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calf. Pvt. Muska started the 13-week recruit training on July 5 and completed on Oct. 2. Muska is on leave and will soon begin his infantry training at Camp Pendleton. Muska is the son of Todd and Wendy Muska and is a 2014 Shell Lake graduate. — Photo by Larry Samson

by Mary Nilssen

safety aspect, and provided information on what chemicals should be used. Craig Baldridge spoke to the group about the efforts that have been going on in the wetland park for several years now, and described the headway being gained in specific areas. Craig has spent a lot of time and effort breaking the wetland park into 12 different areas, and has kept detailed notes on what actions have been taken in each of the areas. Craig is arranging for Steve Lorenz, our buckthorn eradication expert, to spend several more days working in the park before the project is halted for the winter. The Stone Lake Community Wetland Park is very happy to report that efforts to establish a membership of folks who care

Barronett The congregation of Barronett Lutheran met in the church basement on Sunday after worship service for a farewell brunch held in honor of Merl and Shirley Overvig. Shirley, who could have relaxed and acted like a guest of honor, didn’t, of course. Even though their house was pretty disorganized because of the getting-ready-to-move frenzy, she got up early Sunday morning and fixed her calico beans for us one last time. Crazy woman. Of course everyone else brought something delicious to eat too, so there was a lot of good food there. It was good to sit down after church and visit with Merl and Shirley and, I hope, let them know how much we will all miss seeing them every week. They are only moving as far as to River Falls, so it’s not like we’ll have to travel for days for coffee with them, but it just won’t be the same. We all wish them the very best in their new home. Doug and Pat Sweet brought the most beautiful bouquet of bright pink asters for the altar Sunday morning. Thanks, you two. They really brightened things up. We had the most glorious day for a goodbye party. Sunday was probably one of the most beautiful fall days we’ve had for years — and fall days in this neck of the woods are usually pretty nice. The sun was out, it was nice and warm, and the colors this year are just breathtaking. There is nothing about fall that I don’t like, including raking leaves. Actually, at our house we rake the same leaves a lot. The little ones come over and like to jump in the leaf piles, so we just pile them up and let the grandchildren spread them around again. Eventually we’ll bag them up and get rid of them, but for now they

Washburn County Area Humane Society ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK

Most people think kittens come in the spring, They come all year-round, it’s not just a spring thing. Take now just for instance, we have over 10, And when some of those go, we will get more again. That isn’t a problem if you think like me, I know many others who also agree. When getting a kitten, two’s better than one, ‘Cause multiple kittens are so much more fun. They play kitten games, chase each other around, That’s why having at least two is better we’ve found. And when playtime’s over they snuggle up tight, It’s another sign more than one kitten is right. If you’re still not sure we will prove it to you, When you come to adopt one, you might leave with two. Cats for adoption: 12-week-old male white/black shorthair tiger; 5-month-old male orange/white medium-hair tiger; 5-month-old female white/gray mediumhair; 2-year-old female shorthair tortie; 9-week-old medium-hair black/gray tabby; two 8-week-old male shorthair tigers; 4-month-old female black/brown/white shorthair tiger; 4-1/2-month-old male orange/white shorthair tiger; 4-year-old neutered four-paw declawed black shorthair; 1-year-old neutered orange shorthair tiger; 1-1/2-year-old spayed shorthair calico; 3-year-old neutered/declawed black/brown shorthair tiger; 2-year-old female shorthair tiger/calico; 5-year-old neutered white/ gray shorthair; two 6-month-old neutered shorthair black/white tiger; 4-year-old neutered gray/white shorthair and a 3-year-old female shorthair tortie. Dogs for adoption: 4-year-old female tricolored walker hound; 3-year-old female black and tan hound and a 3-year-old neutered hound/pit bull mix. Shop at AmazonSmile and 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases will be donated to Washburn County Area Humane Society.

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about what is happening in the wetland park has resulted in 56 memberships in just the first two weeks of the effort. None of us can remember being in any organization that can bring in that many people who care about something in such a short time. A sincere thank-you will be sent to each of those folks later in October, but for now, we hope this big thank-you in the Stone Lake news will suffice. We also extend gratitude to all that purchased the latest book compiled by the Stone Lake Area Historical Society, “Finding Pioneer People and Places in Early Stone Lake.” Our first printing sold out in two weeks and our reorder will be in this week. Please call Connie Schield at 715-865-4940 to reserve a copy for your

family. She will make arrangements to get the book to you either by mail or by local pickup. The book will make a great Christmas gift for Stone Lake family members. Don’t forget to mark Thursday, Nov. 12, on your calendars. There will be a veterans dinner served at noon at the Stone Lake Lions Hall. This meal will be served by our senior citizens. The program will include a tribute to the late Gen. Harold Kissinger. To make your reservation, please call the senior center at 715-8652025 or Betty Helwig at 715-865-5500. Have a wonderful week and enjoy the fall weather. Mary Nilssen can be reached at 715-8654008 or

by Judy Pieper will stay in the yard. Grandchildren are way more important than a nice-looking lawn. Have you made plans for Halloween yet? Well, have I got a treat for you. Jay, No. 1 son, is going to be visiting from Missouri, and he will be playing his guitar for the Halloween party at the Hilltop. Yea! It should be a whole lot of fun. Get your costume ready. It’s been about 60 years since I’ve dressed up for Halloween. Maybe I’ll just go as myself and scare everyone. Anyway, mark it on your calendar. Hilltop — Oct. 31 — The place to be. Oh, before you go to the Hilltop that day, bring the kids to Barronett for the Halloween party at the community center. The civic club members always have the most fantastic games, treats, food and prizes for the little ones. I don’t have all the details on that yet, but I will get you times and stuff ahead of time. And, if you’re someone who loves to decorate cakes and stuff, give one of the civic club members a call. They are always looking for more cute treats for the kids. Oak View Adult Family Home is going to have a Halloween party at the Barronett Community Center too, on Friday, Oct. 29. Oak View’s party is for developmentally disabled adults. If you have an adult family member who has special needs, or an adult friend with special needs, please feel free to join us at the party. There will be food, games, face painting and music. The fun starts at 5 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m. All guests must be accompanied by a family member or staff. Admission to the party is free, but, of course, donations to help cover the costs are always welcome. Alyse Lehmann, Lynn Thon, Garett and

Kandice Thon and I took Tru, Wrig and Kane to the Burch Farm pumpkin patch last week and had a wonderful time. Of course, little Kane, who is just 6 months old, didn’t participate in any of the activities, but he did smile and laugh at just about everything going on. Tru and Wrig rode on the jumpy horses, played in the corn room, climbed on straw bales to go down the slide, jumped in the two bouncy houses, played in the playhouse, milked a mechanical cow. Man, I could go on and on. It was fun just watching them have fun. We were there a couple or three hours, and they really weren’t ready to leave when we had to go. So, being the great parents and grandparents that we are, we bribed them with junk food. Oh, come on; don’t say you’ve never done that. This Thursday will be the last home game of the season for the Cumberland junior varsity football team. It starts at 6 p.m. at the Cumberland stadium. Come on over and cheer the guys on to (hopefully) victory. Jim Copus was up from Brooklyn this past weekend to get his camper winterized. While he was here, he, Pat Olson, Duane and I went over to Pair O’ Lakes for supper. We were hoping to see the beautiful colors around the lake, but by the time we finally got over there it was dark outside and we couldn’t enjoy the view. We did have a good time anyway, eating, visiting and relaxing. Well, I can’t think of any other news from Barronett this week, so I guess I’d better go. Hope you have a great week. I’ll see you next time.

Dewey-LaFollette Donna and Gerry Hines returned home from the Twin Cities on Monday after staying overnight with daughter Brenda Sweet and family.  They went to Centerville, Minn., Sunday to watch granddaughter Olivia Hines play soccer. Beverly Brunclik, Donald Albee, and Dirk and Sandy Benzer visited Hank and Karen Mangelsen on Tuesday afternoon. Colin and Chad Harrison were weekend visitors of Nina and Lawrence Hines. Hank and Karen Mangelsen went to Hank’s Siren Class of 1958 reunion Friday afternoon.  It was held in Siren at the

lake home of Norm and Nancy Jensen. A large number of people came to the Clam River Tuesday Club fundraiser held Saturday evening at the Indian Creek American Legion Hall.  Raffle prizewinners were as follows: quilt, pillows and shams - Nancy Dykes; $100 Visa card - Annick Johnson; $75 Visa card - Steven Durand.  The club appreciates all who came to enjoy the evening, and all who donated or helped in any way. Mark Hines visited Gerry and Donna Hines on the weekend.

Senior lunch menu

Monday, Oct. 19: Swedish meatballs over buttered noodles, rutabagas, apple crisp with whipped topping. Tuesday, Oct. 20: Festive taco salad with the works, salsa and sour cream, black beans, nacho chips, vanilla ice cream. Wednesday, Oct. 21: Baked cod with lemon, tartar sauce, baked potato, sour cream, garden peas, birthday cake. Thursday, Oct. 22: Cook’s choice. Friday, Oct. 23: Pulled-pork sandwich, BBQ sauce, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, tropical fruit.

by Karen Mangelsen

Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, call your senior center to confirm. Menu subject to change. All meals served with bread, butter, coffee, milk and water. Dining at 5 Spooner, Monday, Oct. 19: Roasted pork with sauerkraut, caramelized root vegetables, fresh garden salad, pumpkin bars. Call 715-635-8283 for reservations. Suggested donation is $5.


by Marian Furchtenicht field. Bonnie Helmer, Shell Lake, came Sunday and made a couple of apple pies. Her oven wasn’t working so we did them here and had a nice visit in the meantime. Gloria Frey and her sister, Joann Paulson, Haugen, attended Barron County’s 100-year-old party at the senior citizen building with their mom, Dorothy Foltz, of the Rice Lake Convalescent Center. They said there were six that were 100 years old or older attending, one older than their mom, who is 103. God bless them. They report a nice program and a beautiful dinner being served. Congratulations to 7-month-old Breken Frey, Andy and Emily’s little guy. He was the winner at the youth hunter table at the Whitetails Unlimited banquet recently. He won a youth bow. Way to go kiddo. Dan Washkuhn and his friend, Crystal, stopped by and visited me a bit one morning. They had been fishing on Butternut Lake and stopped at the farm for a bit while going past. They were heading for Big Ripley to try fishing there. So nice to see them. Marion Reiter went with me to Eau Claire for a medical appointment on Thursday. We had a good day together. Mavis Schlapper took me with her and we met her sister, Joyce Wade, at River Street in Spooner for a luscious fish fry on Friday. Brenda Pederson brought her mom, Mary Krantz, out to visit Saturday afternoon as they were out enjoying the beautiful colors. Birthdays this week include Gwen Organ, Polly Parker, Jacob McQuade, Gene Sigmund and Joyce Nyara, Oct. 15; Don Albertson, Hana Anderson, Jeremy Vogler, Kathy Krause, Joan Melton, Allan Lawrence and Patsy Gagner, Oct. 16; Geoff Hagen and Roger Elliott, Oct. 17; Charlotte Thompson and Penny Jo Stephen, Oct. 18; Debbie Margenan, Oct. 19; Norm Pokorny, Virginia Sando and Johnnie Patterson, Oct. 20; Kaitlyn Haynes, Mike Baker, Kristi White and Heather Ripplinger, Oct. 21. Have a fun one. A very happy anniversary to Mark and Deb West and


Notice is hereby given that the Washburn County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. Sarona Township: Glen Struble, Sarona, WI. To have a variance for a road seback reduction to 55 feet from the centerline (normally 75 ft. from the centerline, or 50 ft. from the right of way, whichever is greater) on Ripley Road to build a garage 24x24, for this is now their year-round residence. Map# SA 57/ Record ID 22385 - PT of GOV L1, Section 03-37-12, Town of Sarona. Interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard. The committee will deliberate in “Open Session.” This agenda and the subsequent meeting minutes are available in large type. If you need assistance, please call Lolita Olson at 715468-4600, prior to the meeting. 636440 9-10r WNAXLP Webster Macomber, Zoning Administrator

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Minong Township: Dean King, Rice Lake WI. PROPERTY: Map# MI805/20802, 1.58 acres, PT NW SE L 68, Section 0142-13, Map# MI804/20801, 1.83 acres, PT NW SE L 67, Section 01-42-13, from Residential Recreation 2 to Residential Recreation 1 to be able to create parcels. Casey Township: John Driscoll, Spooner WI. PROPERTY: Map# CA 477B/Record ID#:8570, PT GOV L5, Section 22-4013, to rezone 1.5 acres of Residential Recreation 2 to 1.5 acres Residential Recreation 1, to be able to bring it into compliance.


Long Lake Township: William Burdick, Birchwood WI. PROPERTY: Map# LL214B/Record ID#: 16989 - 4.14 acres, PT SW SE & PT GOV L5 L4, Section 12-37-11, requesting a conditional use permit to be able to build additional building and bring use of existing building into compliance. Barronett Township: Dawn Swan, Shell Lake WI. PROPERTY Map# BA146A/Record ID#: 199 - 2.9 acres, W 200’ N 632’ SW SE, Section 09-37-13, requesting a conditional use permit to be able to have a expand home occupation to sell homemade food. Interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard. The committee will deliberate in “Open Session.” Handicapped access is available through the south door; parking is near the door. This agenda and the subsequent meeting minutes are available in large type. If you need assistance, please call Lolita Olson at 715-468-4600, prior to the meeting. Webster Macomber, Zoning Administrator 636013 8-9r WNAXLP


Bryan Rydberg, 1129 Carlisle Drive, Jasper, IN 47546, requests approval of a certified map to create two lots out of PT GOV L 3, L 3 CSM V 12 P 105 DOC #365569 WD, City of Shell Lake. Public hearing will be held on this matter Monday, November 2, 2015, at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall. Clint R. Stariha, Zoning Administrator 636313 9-10r WNAXLP

ACCESS TECHNICIAN SPOONER OFFICE OF WISDOT NORTHWEST TRANSPORTATION REGION is looking for a full-time, limited-term engineering technician to assist with the Access program. This position will assist with reviewing driving permit applications and documents and entering information into the Highway Access Management System database. $13.11/hr.; 40 hrs. per week Mon. - Fri.

Send resume, letter of interest and references to no later than noon, Sunday, October 18, 2015. Interviews will be held Tuesday, October 20, in Spooner. Any questions, please email or call Denise at 715-855-7665.



Washburn County is seeking candidates for Highway Commissioner. Qualified candidates must possess: • The ability to manage and administer the planning and operational aspects of the Washburn County highway program and all county-owned dams • The ability to provide cost estimates and fiscal impacts of proposed projects • Knowledge of road construction and maintenance principles • The ability to provide top level supervision of Highway Department staff • The ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Well-qualified candidates will have: • A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field • Six years’ road construction/maintenance supervisory experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities • Starting salary range for this position is $69,388 - $77,147 D.O.Q. plus excellent benefits For an application, contact the Washburn County Personnel Department at P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871, Ph.: 715-468-4624, Fax: 715-468-4628, email:, or by downloading an application from our County website at Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 30, 2015. EOE 636314 9-10r

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The Washburn County Zoning Committee will hold a business meeting Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin.

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Dan and Kayla Smith, Oct. 16; Joe and Debbie Elbe, Oct. 17; Ike and Dorian Glaze, Oct. 19; and Allan and Donna Cusick, Oct. 21. Dance like no one is watching. Because they are not, They are checking their phone!

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Ladybugs, or Asian beetles, that have been eating the aphids in soybean fields are filling the air since the beans are harvested. They are moving in. Sunday there were so many of them one couldn’t even sit on the deck. A little wind in the night made for a lot of leaf dropping. It’s been pretty colorful this past week in our area. I have morning glories blooming. Haven’t had a hard frost in our area as yet. Janet Zimmerman took in the Spooner High School 55th class reunion held at the Spooner Golf Course. There were around 50 attending. Twenty from the class have passed away. They read the list and did a lot of reminiscing and enjoyed lots of hors d’oeuvres. Everyone got to take some home. Lots of folks took in the Barron Electric dividend lunch in Spooner on Tuesday, Oct. 6, enjoying the box lunch and that good homemade ice cream. It was nice seeing so many folks. I visited Virginia Stodola at the hospital in Shell Lake on the way home. Mavis Schlapper took her sister, Joyce Wade, Spooner, to the hospital there for cataract surgery Tuesday morning before she attended the electric company’s meeting. Last Monday, Anton and Gloria Frey took in her oncea-month class dinner for the Rice Lake Class of 1949 held at the Wagon Wheel in Brill. There were only eight there but all enjoyed a great visit. Elfreda West enjoyed a visit Thursday until Saturday from her cousin, Nancy Junge, and husband Hartmut from Paso Robles, Calif. They were on their way to New York to their daughter’s wedding. Nancy is the daughter of Elfreda’s late aunt Laura Larson of Stone Lake. Jan Johnston four-wheeled over and visited her folks on Sunday and had supper with them. Husband Jeff and friend are pheasant hunting in North Dakota. He reported gusty winds out there. Ryan and Jessie Furchtenicht celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in Green Bay and took in the Dan Whitney, “Larry the Cable Guy Show.” Jillian and Jaxson stayed with Grandpa Scott and Gramma Gloria Butter-


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The primary goal of the position is to maintain a clean, healthful and comfortable learning environment. Position will involve lawn cutting/trimming, dormitory cleaning, facility maintenance, setup/teardown and other activities as assigned. Qualifications: Must be positive, dependable, energetic and self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent. Must have a valid driver's license. The majority of the schedule is a 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday Friday, with some weekends required. This position pays $13.00 per hour. December - February, 20 hours per week; March - November, 40 hours per week; for a total of 1,820 hours a year. 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 October 20, 2015. 635968 8-9r 50-51b


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DIAMOND STEEL STRUCTURES - Fall close out - Prices slashed. Archwall & straight wall steel buildings 40’ X 62’ starting at $9,900. Factory direct pricing. Call - 1.844.297.8335 (CNOW) (Oct. 14) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY OneWest Bank N.A. Plaintiff vs. ESTATE OF RITA M. COPP AKA RITA MARY COPP, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 14 CV 50 AMENDED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on February 25, 2015, in the amount of $194,335.03 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 21, 2015, at 10:00 AM TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following terms: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Parcel 1: The Southeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 29, Township 41 North, Range 12 West, Town of Brooklyn, Washburn County, Wisconsin, except that part described as Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 3361, recorded in Volume 16 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 25, as Document No. 314196. Parcel 2: A Nonexclusive easement for the benefit of Parcel 1 as shown on said Certified Survey Map No. 3361. ALSO DESCRIBED AS: The Southeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 29, Township 41 North, Range 12 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin, EXCEPT that part described as Lot 1 on Volume 16 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 25, as Survey number 3361 and Document number 314196. Together with the driveway easement over and across Lot 1 as shown on said Certified Survey Map 3361. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N10115 Copp Lane, Trego, WI 54888. TAX KEY NO.: 65-012-2-41-1229-3 04-000-001010. Dated this 14th day of September, 2015. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Scott D. Nabke J. Peterman Legal Group Ltd. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. J Peterman Legal Group Ltd. is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 636378 WNAXLP


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GUN SHOW: October 16, 17 & 18. Eau Claire @ Menards Expo Center, 5150 Old Mill Center, Eau Claire, WI Friday 3-8pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-3pm. Admission: $7 (14 & Under FREE) FREE GUN RAFFLES- Buy/ Selll/Trade 608-752-6677 www. (CNOW) #1 in Hunting Leases. The Best Land = The Most Success. www. 866-309-1507. Lease your private hunting spot now. (CNOW)

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Michael S. Cox, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $399.00; possess drug paraphernalia, $399.00, alcohol assessment. Rick A. Lincoln, Spooner, battery, domestic abuse, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld; possession of methamphetamine, $268.00, local jail costs. Thor T. Lindemans, Birchwood, disorderly conduct, $543.00, probation, sent. withheld. Emily S.M. Schuett, Birchwood, bail jumping, $568.00, probation, sent. withheld; theft, $458.50, probation, sent. withheld. Timothy J. Wallace, Spooner, possession of methamphetamine, $568.00, probation, sent. withheld. Carrie E. Allen, Hayward, speeding, $200.50. Randolf J. Bierd, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Douglas W. Burger, Lake Nebagamon, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Jerry L. Butenhoff, Shell Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Beth A. Campbell, Hayward, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Rebecca L. Ciezki, Shell Lake, speeding, $175.30. Joseph L. Clark, Rice Lake, speeding, $200.50.


Residents and taxpayers of Washburn County will take notice that the Washburn County Finance Committee has arranged for a public hearing on its PROPOSED 2016 budget. The hearing will be held in the Washburn County Boardroom located in the Ed Elliott Building, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2015. The following is a summary of the Proposed 2016 Budget. Public inspection of the detailed Proposed Budget may be made at the office of the Washburn County Clerk, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. 2013 2014 2015 2015 2016 % of GENERAL FUND Actual Actual Estimated Budget Proposed Change General Fund Equity January 1 7,189,160 6,602,863 6,926,809 6,926,809 7,322,038 EXPENDITURE CATEGORIES General Government 3,882,422 3,872,371 3,873,936 4,412,151 4,346,638 Public Safety 3,489,476 1,120,759 3,243,618 3,529,493 3,533,910 Public Works 14,441 2,343,471 6,865 16,200 17,050 Health & Human Services 196,290 211,118 158,948 212,280 208,925 Culture, Recreation and Education 472,791 484,470 479,140 498,438 480,350 Conservation & Development 647,630 639,161 562,487 719,350 770,542 Other Financing Uses 1,025,275 82,797 738,476 1,127,000 127,000 Total General Fund Expenditures 9,728,325 8,754,147 9,063,471 10,514,912 9,484,415 -9.80% REVENUE CATEGORIES Property Tax Levy Taxes (other than levy) Intergovernmental Grants & Aids Licenses & Permits Fines, Forfeitures & Penalties Public Charges for Services Miscellaneous Revenues Other Financing Sources Total General Fund Revenues

6,130,159 1,418,118 589,793 133,485 115,235 419,864 199,508 135,865 9,142,028

6,153,692 1,486,995 603,913 151,262 95,584 369,329 12,343 204,975 9,078,093

6,264,530 1,352,470 586,420 147,890 87,227 351,950 190,489 477,724 9,458,700

6,264,530 1,352,470 586,420 147,890 87,227 351,950 190,489 477,724 9,458,700

6,341,234 1,432,120 591,048 139,350 87,227 359,900 194,231 287,245 9,432,355

General Fund Equity December 31







(General Fund Equity includes Reserved, Designated & Undesignated) PROPERTY TAX LEVY by FUND General Fund Special Revenue Funds Debt Service Capital Projects Proprietary Fund Type: Highway Department Copy Machine Fiduciary Fund Type

6,130,159 1,841,551 1,082,372

6,153,692 1,834,255 1,032,372

6,264,530 1,782,658 1,032,372

6,264,530 1,782,658 1,032,372

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County Equalized Value 2,373,421,900 2,320,241,500 2,319,988,400 2,319,288,400 2,312,565,000 County Tax Rate* 4.417 4.518 4.545 4.545 4.593 Per $1,000 of Equalized Value Estimated General Obligation Debt as of December 31, 2015: $1,530,000 636408 9r WNAXLP REVENUES General Fund 3,011,869 2,924,401 3,194,170 3,194,170 3,091,121 Special Revenue 6,834,017 6,167,032 6,423,168 6,081,144 5,893,227 Debt Service 13,832 50,000 0 110,638 127,000 Capital Projects 3,070,321 1,438,684 1,752,600 7,001,175 6,367,211 Proprietary Fund Type: Highway Department 7,235,244 6,086,072 6,672,409 6,726,500 6,278,426 Copy Machine 5,539 5,136 2,975 22,500 7,500 Fiduciary Fund Type Total Revenues 20,170,822 16,671,325 18,045,322 23,136,127 21,764,485 Total Tax Levy 10,482,740 10,482,740 10,541,981 10,541,981 10,622,324 Total All Revenues 30,653,562 27,154,065 28,587,303 33,678,108 32,386,809 -3.83% EXPENDITURES General Fund Special Revenue Debt Service Capital Projects Proprietary Fund Type: Highway Department Copy Machine Fiduciary Fund Type Total Expenditures Income (Loss)

9,728,325 8,646,814 1,206,247 3,776,495

8,754,147 6,795,342 1,081,920 1,308,464

9,063,471 8,674,986 1,149,872 1,695,000

10,514,912 7,803,011 1,149,872 6,001,175

9,484,415 7,582,279 1,107,372 5,466,605

9,364,905 34,404

8,028,982 2,807

8,175,349 3,424

8,239,627 22,500

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Hans W. Dahlberg, Siren, possess open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $200.50. Hannah G. Dawe, Deerfield, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Arnold M. Erickson, Denver, Colo., speeding, $200.50. Brian C. Freid, Chippewa Falls, truck following too closely, $208.50. William. J. George, Hudson, speeding, $200.50. Brian G. Gooderham, Springbrook, speeding, $200.50. Sawyer L. Hageny, Shell Lake, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Philip J. Harbulak, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Michael E. Howard, Lemont, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Jennifer M. Kochersperger, Lodi, speeding, $225.70. Brandon S. Kovach, Carlton, Minn., speeding, $250.90. Lampert Yards, US LBM LLC, St. Paul, Minn., violate Class A highway weight limits, $301.11. Lucinda A. Larson, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Maia L. Lehmann, Duluth, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Thomas M. Mann, Minong, failure of operator to notify police of accident, $389.50. Kristina A. Matthees, Duluth, Minn., speeding, $276.10. Christine M. McGinnis, West St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Cory E. McNulty, Mikana, unlawful U-turn, fail to exercise due care, $175.30. Nicole E. Mehtala, Superior, speeding, $276.10. Drew M. Miller, Spooner, underage drinking, $263.50. Dakota R. Mulroy, Siren, possess open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $200.50. Ness Excavating and Trucking Inc., Spooner, vehicle equipment violations, group 3, $175.30.

Jessica E. Noaeill, Hammond, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Katharine A. O’Brien, Bloomington, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Toni F. Paffel, Webb Lake, failure to display vehicle license plates, $150.10; possess open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $200.50; operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Adam J. Parker, Almena, speeding, $175.30. Lucas M. Pokorny, Shell Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Christine L. Richardson, Sarona, speeding, $250.90. Thomas E. Sartori, Montello, speeding, $295.00. Cindy J. Schutz, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. John D. Seaberg, Eden Prairie, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Steven R. Shrider, Edgerton, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Chad V.N. Shroyer, Minong, seat belt violation, $10.00. Kenneth L. Smith, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. David C. Spaulding, Shell Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Steven M. Stoner, Trego, operating without valid license, $200.50; seat belt violation, $10.00. Suzan Trucking Inc., Radisson, raw forest product overweight violation, $406.32; operating vehicle without permit, $200.50. Timothy J. Wallace, Springbrook, operating while suspended, $200.50. Patrick W. Wilcox, Trego, seat belt violation, $10.00; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Alexander V. Willman, Random Lake, speeding, $200.50. Benjamin P. Wrasse, Durand, speeding, $250.90.


Fees for driveway snowplowing for the 2014 - 2015 season will be as follows: $200 for driveways under 500’ $225 for driveways 500’ - 1,000’ 35¢ per foot for private roads or driveways over 1,000’ *Senior Citizens (65+) will receive a $20 discount Payment can be mailed to: Lynn Hoeppner, Treasurer, Town of Bashaw, W8876 Co. Hwy. B, Shell Lake, WI 54871, before October 31. Upon receipt of your fee, a flag will be sent to you plus a release form for you to sign and return. Forms are also available at the town website: Flags are to be displayed in a location easily visible to the grader operator. Driveway must meet minimum width and height standards of 20’ and be kept free of obstructions. Town is not responsible for damage. No driveway will be plowed until the fee is paid. Payment will be accepted from Oct. 1 - 31. After October 31, a $10 late fee will be added. Plows will not be called out to do a specific driveway due to late payment. Town of Bashaw reserves the right to reject any driveway that does not meet the above requirements. Lynn K. Hoeppner Treasurer Town of Bashaw 635752 8-9r WNAXLP



Washburn County is seeking candidates for the position of Finance Director. This position is responsible for: • Creating, updating and coordinating the implementation of financial procedures, fiscal reporting and accounting methods • Monthly and periodical reconciliation of account and financial statement balance • Coordinating departmental yearly budgets • Developing and administering purchasing procedures Training and experience required: • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or related field • Five years’ governmental accounting experiece or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. • CPA is preferred. • Starting salary range is $63,440 - $78,395/yr. D.O.Q., plus excellent benefits. For an application, contact the Washburn County Personnel Department at P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871, Ph.: 715-468-4624, Fax: 715-468-4628, email:, or by downloading an application from our County website at Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 4:30 636007 8-11r p.m., Friday, November 6, 2015. EOE




Namekagon River studied by fourth-graders LEFT: Jillian Furchtenicht, Hannah Foust and Lilly Fogelberg are sorting through the diverse critters they caught mucking on the Namekagon River. The St. Croix River and the Namekagon River are a couple of the cleanest rivers in the world due to the work of Sen. Gaylord Nelson’s passage of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968.

RIGHT: Candace Skattebo shows the crayfish that she caught in the clean waters of the Namekagon River. Josie Malmin is in the background.

Janet Weiberg’s fourth-grade class visited the Namekagon River as part of the Shell Lake fourth-graders Namekagon River Studies field trip that was held Thursday, Oct. 8. This is a hands-on learning experience as students learned the science and history of one of the less-spoiled Wisconsin rivers.

Photos by Larry Samson Tanner Kemp is using a water scope to discover aquatic life beneath the surface of the water. The students used various tools to explore the river.

Emily Swan and Vickie Christenson are mucking in the Namekagon River to discover the rich, diverse aquatic life found there. The students cannot be squeamish as they explore the river.

Kyle Milton and Amy Thomas are looking for aquatic life near the shoreline.

Shell Lake school menu Breakfast Thursday, Oct. 15: French toast sticks or homemade cinnamon apple bread (3-12 only). Friday, Oct. 16: Laker breakfast pizza or ham and egg with toast (3-12 only). Monday, Oct. 19: Pop-Tarts and cheese stick or mini cinni roll (3-12 only). Tuesday, Oct. 20: Whole-grain waffles and sausage link or chocolate chip oat bar (3-12 only). Wednesday, Oct. 21: Chicken breakfast sandwich or ultimate breakfast round (3-12 only). Thursday, Oct. 22: Homemade cinnamon apple bread or oatmeal with fixings (3-12 only). Friday, Oct. 23: Apple or cherry frudel or ham and egg with toast (3-12 only). Monday, Oct. 26: Bagel with cream cheese (3-12 only) or mini cinni roll. Tuesday, Oct. 27: Whole-grain pancakes and sausage link or chocolate chip oat bar (3-12 only). Wednesday, Oct. 28: Cereal and toast or ultimate breakfast round (3-12 only). Thursday, Oct. 29: French toast sticks or homemade cinnamon apple bread (3-12 only). Friday, Oct. 30: Laker breakfast pizza or ham and egg with toast (3-12 only). Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/fruit and milk offered daily. Every day breakfast is free to all students.

Lunch Thursday, Oct. 15: Pepperoni or cheese pizza or hot dog (7-12 only). Friday, Oct. 16: Homemade lasagna. Monday, Oct. 19: Chicken fajita. Tuesday, Oct. 20: Mandarin orange chicken and rice bowl or burrito bowl (7-12 only). Wednesday, Oct. 21: Mini ravioli or corn dog (7-12 only). Thursday, Oct. 22: Crispy-chicken sandwich or buffalo-chicken pizza (7-12 only). Friday, Oct. 23: Brunch lunch. Monday, Oct. 26: Grilled cheese with tomato soup. Tuesday, Oct. 27: Taco salad or spicy chicken (7-12 only). Wednesday, Oct. 28: Chili with cheesefilled bread stick or cheese pizza (7-12 only). Thursday, Oct. 29: Hot Italian sub, mozzarella dippers (7-12 only). Friday, Oct. 30: Penne with meat sauce. Menus subject to change. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Enjoy spooky fun at SLAC Haunted Schoolhouse

Corn harvest

Allen Lawrence is finishing out the row of corn as area farmers are beginning to combine their corn. The Minneapolis Daily CASH grain report had corn at $3.33 per bushel. — Photo by Larry Samson

Fall colors

Autumn leaves provide contrast behind the American flag posted on Summit Street in Spooner at the front of the St. Francis Church. The fall colors are bright and vibrant because of the rainfall over the past month. — Photo by Larry Samson

The haunted schoolhouse will be open at the Shell Lake Arts Center Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23 and 24, if you dare to visit. — Photo submitted SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Arts Center, in partnership with the Shell Lake Educational Foundation and the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce, invite you to join them for a scary good time at the haunted schoolhouse on Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24. Experience ghosts, zombies and other creepy creatures from 6-10 p.m., with 6-8 p.m. being less scary for the younger attendees, and 8-10 p.m. terrifying for the braver souls.  Those who dare to step inside the schoolhouse will find a haunted

school forest, cemetery, classrooms, butcher block and cafeteria. Admittance is $5 per visitor, per trip, and proceeds benefit the Shell Lake Arts Center, Shell Lake Educational Foundation and Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce.   To learn more about this event, or any of the upcoming happenings at the arts center, please contact the Shell Lake Arts Center at 715-468-2414, email, or visit their website at — from SLAC

Spooner Area Community education classes announced SPOONER — The Spooner Area School District is offering the following classes through community education. To register or for more information, contact Karen Collins, coordinator, at 715-635-0243 or email Visit website Samurai Techniques of Ancient Japan: 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, SHS multiuse/ wrestling room. Bring athletic wear and water bottle. This beginner class is for ages 15 and up. Call ahead for any closed dates. Class Smooth • Box of 100 • UNV-72220 is free.

Universal Jumbo Paper Clips

Universal 3-Hole Punch

Each • UNV-74323

Each • IVR-37608

Universal Letter-Size Clipboard

Each • UNV-40304 Box of 50 • UNV-21128 Clear • UNV-21129 Non-Glare


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Mike Lynch Wisconsin Starwatch Party: Saturday, Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m., Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary. Bring lawn chairs to make yourself comfy. Cost is $21.50. Financial Fitness: Estate Planning: Thursday, Oct. 22, 6-7 p.m., Spooner High School Room B41, $5 or donation for the Washburn County Food Pantry. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 20, by noon. Basket: Harvest: 5:30-10 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, Spooner High School art room, B99. Bring $30 materials fee payable to instructor, dishpan, flexible tape measure, sharp scissors, 10 clothespins, pencil, butter knife and an old towel. Class is $6. Instructor is Roxanne Melton. Registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 9. Spooner Area Community Education is always interested in more class ideas and leaders who enjoy sharing their experiences and gifts with others. — from SACE

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