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Oct. 7, 2015

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 Vol. 127, No. 8 • Shell Lake, Wis.

We e ke nd w atch • Brave Cowboy in concert @ Shell Lake • Washburn County Food distribution @ Spooner • Clam River Tuesday Club fall fundraiser @ Indian Creek See calendar on page 6 for details



Saying goodbye to Stephanie Page 2

A field trip to the apple orchard Page 11

Tough competition in VB action

Daniel Parish stayed hidden as he played in the Shell Lake pep band. The band plays at all home football and volleyball games and in the pep rallies. — Photo by Larry Samson

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NATIONWIDE - Co-op Month has been celebrated annually in October across the United States for more than half a century. Each October, cooperative members reflect on the many benefits of cooperation and take the opportunity to educate others about the value of cooperative businesses. The Register and its sister paper, Inter-County Leader, have the distinction of being the only cooperative-owned weekly newspapers in the United States. Cooperative Network’s 2015 Co-op Month theme, Take Ownership, celebrates how the cooperative business model gives consumers and workers a real stake in their economic destinies. Because cooperatives are owned and controlled by the people who use or deliver their services, decisions are made with the best interests of co-op members in mind—not to financially benefit corporate stockholders. Read the story of the formation of our cooperative, the Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association, on our website at and download a National Co-op Month coloring book. - Editor

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Annual meeting to include community vote on adding board seats SPOONER — On Monday, Oct. 19, the Spooner Board of Education’s annual meeting will include a community vote that may impact the size of the board going forward. On Sept. 17, the board of education received a petition to increase the size of the school board under state Statute 120.02. The petition was signed by 166 community members and the addresses were verified by sending letters to the home addresses provided. The petition was

deemed valid on Oct. 2, having the minimum of 100 signatures. The board will prepare for a community vote at the annual meeting about the number of seats on the board. District residents that are present will be asked to vote. The annual meeting is a process enacted once-a-year in which the community leads the board meeting to set the tax See Vote, page 3

Shell Lake woman arrested in police squad-ramming incidents Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — In the early-morning hours on Wednesday, Sept. 30, a Shell Lake woman was arrested in the city of Cornell after causing a disturbance, ramming responding police squads with her vehicle and fleeing. According to the Cornell Police Department, Racquel Christner, 32, Shell Lake, was causing a disturbance at a convenience store located at 600 Bridge St. in the city of Cornell. The Cornell Police Department responded at about 1:53 a.m., but Christner refused to listen to officers asking her to exit her vehicle.  In-

stead, Christner drove her vehicle into two police squad cars and fled the scene with flat tires. She was pursued for about two blocks when she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a house. A Cornell officer stopped directly behind Christner to block her from leaving and then she backed her vehicle into the police squad. Christner was arrested on several charges including probation violation, felony bail jumping, disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, resisting arrest and first-offense OWI.

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Saying goodbye to Stephanie LEFT: Washburn County Jail Administrator Dan Brereton paid homage to Stephanie Gramberg when he said, “Thank you Stephanie for being a positive person, for making me a better person, you will be missed.” He added, “You don’t know what you have until they are gone.” - Photos by Larry Samson

Stephanie Gramberg

Graveside services were held for Stephanie Gramberg on a beautiful fall day, Saturday, Oct. 3. Police officers, family and friends join Lee Gramberg and his family to pay their last respects to the person who touched their lives in a special way.

Washburn County Sheriff Chaplin Tom Terrill and Sheriff Terry Dryden presided over the memorial services for Stephanie Gramberg. For the last 11 years she has been a dispatcher/jailer for the Washburn County Sheriff’s Department. Terrill said, “It wasn’t about the uniform but the person inside. She felt her work was something bigger than herself.”

One last ride. The Washburn County sheriff, deputies, police officers, firemen and EMT personnel formed the long procession that was lead by the horse-drawn cart with family members. They were showing their co-worker and friend the respect that she had earned. For Stephanie Gramberg, a lifetime lover of horses, it was one last ride.

Students show support for family in recent loss

On Thursday, Oct. 1, students at Shell Lake Schools wore pink in loving memory of an amazing and strong fighter, Steph Gramberg, who recently lost her life to cancer. The show of pink was in support of the family and class member Austin Schultz. — Photo submitted

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Several changes discussed for the Shell Lake School District Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — “There has been a zero increase in per pupil state aid in the next two years and that’s the governor’s biennial budget. What that means for us really is that we have to work on the same resources that we have for the next two years,” said David Bridenhagen, Shell Lake School District’s superintendent, in the state-of-the-district presentation Bridenhagen gave during the Shell Lake School District annual meeting held on Monday, Sept. 28. Bridenhagen explained that the zero state aid increase over the next two years will be a challenge for the district because utility and transportation costs continue to rise every year.   “The good news is that we are hanging in there, well on it, but that is a concern down the road,” said Bridenhagen. In the course of the meeting the 2015-16 tax levy was adopted at $3,476,685 with a mill rate of 9.97. Bridenhagen said the district’s mill rate is remaining steady. The 2015-16 mill rate is only slightly above last year’s 9.95 rate and significantly lower than the mill rates of six years prior. See photo of historical mill rates. “One of the reasons we are keeping our mill rate low is our expenditures this year will be less than they were last year and part of that is last year we purchased two new buses and one vehicle,” said Bridenhagen.  Two other factors impacting the district this year are the district is currently debt free and there was a very slight growth in enrollment. “Based on our third  Friday  count, we have fewer students open enrolling out of the district, a few more students open

enrolling in,” said Bridenhagen. In public comment, Paul Crystal, district resident, asked if the increase in students open enrolling into the district from Spooner was negatively impacting the district. Bridenhagen explained that compared to last year  there was only one additional student  open enrolling  from Spooner into Shell Lake. There are some class space concerns at the elementary school, in the long term. Laura Stunkel, elementary school principal, reported that there wasn’t team teaching going on this year but that had happened in previous years.  Stu Olson, school board president, added that the space concerns were part of the district’s long-range facility planning.  Several changes stemming from statewide policies impacting the district were also discussed.  “We just found out about a week ago that the Badger Exam will be replaced with the Wisconsin Forward Exam,” said Bridenhagen. The Badger Exam was meant to take the place of the WKCE test but the Department of Public Instruction embargoed student results from the Badger test given in the 2014-15 school year. To counteract the lack of assessment results Bridenhagen explained the district is using district assessments include MAPS testing and ACT scores so the district has some idea of where students are at. The missing Badger Exam results have also lead to no state report cards for 2015-15 school year to be released. On the positive side, the district has more students taking advanced placement classes than ever before and more students are getting college credits through the AP exam process. In addition all juniors are taking the ACT this year, in

The 2015-16 tax levy was adopted at the Shell Lake School District annual meeting on Monday, Sept. 28. The 2015-16 mill rate of 9.97 is only slightly above last year’s 9.95 rate and significantly lower than the mill rates of six six years prior, see photo of historical mill rates. — Image submitted the past only select juniors took the test. “By doing that, the first year, we still will maintain above the state average (test scores) in all four areas of the ACT which I think is something that is very impressive,” said Bridenhagen. The ACT test assesses student readiness for college. Another change for the district is the switch from the  Student Achievement Guarantee in Education  program to Achievement Gap Reduction.  SAGE largely holds schools accountable to maximum class sizes per teacher of no more

than 18:1 or 30:2 in kindergarten through first grade, and second through third grades at the district’s choice. Stunkel helped explain that AGR gives the district more flexibility on the number of students classes can have, until additional teaching assistance is needed. “I think we need to constantly reassure parents and our teachers that 18 to one is our goal, we’re not going to abuse that, that’s our goal to try to maintain that,” said Stunkel. 

WCLRA passes resolution to repeal shoreland zoning changes in ACT 55 WASHBURN COUNTY — On Friday, Sept. 18, Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association passed a resolution urging the immediate repeal of Act 55, Sections 1922D through 1922K, amending Wisconsin Statute 59.692 as it pertains to shoreland zoning. WCLRA joins numerous other organizations, individuals and county boards statewide working to repeal the legislation.  Prior to this policy change, counties and communities were able to implement stronger shoreland zoning  standards than the state minimums.  Counties could  address specific conditions unique to particular lakes in order to protect water quality.  Before adopting zoning ordinance changes at the local level, there had been opportunity for stakeholder and public input. The new shoreland zoning policy was passed this spring as part of the Wisconsin state budget bill.  Because this action was inserted into the budget bill in the final stages of approval, there was no hearing and little opportunity for public

input on this bill. As it now stands, communities no longer have the ability to address water quality issues specific to their areas in any way that exceeds state minimum shoreland zoning standards. The one-size-fits-all approach removes local control, without stakeholder and public input, and jeopardizes the water quality of our treasured lake resources. People can find  more information on this policy change on  wisconsinlakes. org or visit the Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association website,  wclra. org.  WCLRA strongly urges you to contact your local representatives to express your  views on repealing  this portion of Act 55.  If you live out-of-state but own property in Wisconsin, you have a vested interest in protecting your lakeshore investment.  Most legislators will pay attention to a property owner’s views regardless of where their permanent residence is. — from WCLRA

Natural shoreline with landowner access on Little Ripley Lake, Sarona, Washburn County. — Photo by Charlotte Shover

Accident report Thursday, Sept. 24 At approximately 7:05 a.m.,  John Kletsch, 59, Superior, had pulled the semitruck he was driving up to the loading dock at Jack Link’s Snack Foods in Minong. Kletsch unhooked some cords that connected the trailer to the semi and went inside the Jack Links facility. When Kletsch returned to the truck, the semi was about 100 feet north of the loading dock, across the parking lot and up against a knocked-over lamppost. The truck had minor damage to the front end. At approximately  9:27 p.m.,  Palmer Hanson, 59, Prescott, was westbound on Hwy. 77 in the Town of Chicog just north of Mattie Drive when he hit a deer. The 2015 Ford Fusion SE Hanson was driving received minor damage to the front and front driver side.

Friday, Sept. 25 At approximately 10:36 p.m.,  Lindsay Wold, 35, Haugen, was southbound on Hwy. 53 in the Town of Brooklyn just north of Palmer Drive when she hit a bear. The 2010 Chevy Malibu Wold was driving sustained severe damage to the front passenger side, front and front driver side. No injuries were reported for Wold. Saturday, Sept. 26 At approximately  7:56 p.m.,  Roger Stedman, 56, Sparta, was southbound on Hwy. 53 in the Town of Brooklyn just north of Palmer Drive when he hit a deer. The 2015 Hyundai he was driving sustained damage to the front bumper. At approximately  11 p.m.,  Timothy Maxfield-Taylor, 40, Springbrook, was eastbound on CTH A in the Town of Crystal just south of CTH M when he

swerved to avoiding hitting a deer in the road. The 2007 Chevy Aveo he was driving went across the oncoming lane of traffic and into the ditch. Maxfield-Taylor’s vehicle sustained moderate damage to the front and undercarriage and was towed. Maxfield-Taylor was arrested at his residence on a warrant for his arrest out of Crawford County for issuing worthless checks. Sunday, Sept. 27 At approximately 2:19  a.m., Timothy Palm, 50, Forest Lake, Minn., was backing his vehicle out of a parking space on Chetac Avenue in the village of Birchwood when he hit the vehicle parked next to him. Palm did not notify the vehicle’s owner, Laurie Sirinek, 28, Birchwood, about the accident. Sirinek’s 2010 Dodge Avenger sustained minor damage to the driver

side. Several days after the incident, Palm called the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office and admitted to hitting Sirinek’s vehicle. Monday, Sept. 28 At approximately 6:03 a.m.,  Kenneth Pederson, 57, Hayward, was southbound on Hwy. 63 when he hit a bear. The 2001 Ford Focus he was driving sustained severe damage to the front, undercarriage and passenger side. Wednesday, Sept. 30 At approximately  9:30 p.m.,  Mark Asleson, 36, Trego, was northbound on Hwy. 53 in the Town of Brooklyn when he hit a bear. The 2009 Ford Explorer he was driving sustained moderate damage to the front and driver side. — Danielle Danford with information from the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office

rive early. Voting registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium on Oct. 19. The budget hearing is expected to begin at 6 p.m., followed by the annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. and concluding with the regular board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Start times for each process may

be delayed based on the preceding meeting and the number of voters attending. Community members are encouraged to review the standard agenda and public information available online, starting Wednesday, Oct. 14. — from the Spooner Area School District 

Vote/continued from page 1 levy and determine board stipends. In addition, this year’s annual meeting will include a vote on the size of the board, potentially changing the number of seats from seven to 11. Only those in attendance will be able to vote and majority vote will prevail. Pending the outcome of this vote,

the board clerk will develop a plan to set the length of term for any additional board seats by distributing those seats as evenly as possible for terms of one, two and three years. In order to accommodate voters, the administration is requesting people ar-


Honoring our school boards

Wisconsin School Board Appreciation Week is Oct. 4-10

STATEWIDE - School board members come from all walks of life – they are your friends and neighbors – and they are tasked with the important work of leading our public schools. Public school boards set a vision for our school districts and provide accountability to their communities. It is not an easy job. School board members must study, research and discuss complex issues. They vote on multimillion dollar budgets, approve contracts,

hire and evaluate the district administrator, set policy, oversee curriculum and much more. The duties and responsibilities of school board members require long hours. School board members spend hours every month working to lead and improve our schools in meetings and on committees, advocating for our schools locally and with state and federal lawmakers. School board members do all of this because they believe in public service and they believe in our young people. They made a commitment to make public education the best it can be for every child with the resources available. Public education lead by locally elected

school boards is one of the most pure forms of democracy in action. It provides a foundation for all students to reach their potential, and it inspires hope for a new generation and a successful future. Recent research from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh and the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee found a positive correlation between well-governed Wisconsin school boards and student achievement gains. It’s never been clearer that data-driven, focused school boards make a difference in our children’s lives. For this and much more, our school board members deserve thanks and recognition for their hard work and for standing up for our students and advo-

cating on behalf of our schools and our communities. I thank them for their dedication and making our students success their priority. Please join me in thanking your local school board members during Wisconsin School Board Appreciation Week Oct. 4-10.   - from WASB  Editor’s note: The Wisconsin Association of School Boards is a nonprofit association that provides information and services to Wisconsin school boards in the areas of school law and policymaking, bargaining, legislation and leadership development.  

Letters to the editor Smoke alarms save lives If I asked you where your smoke alarms are in your home, could you tell me? If you’re like many people, you may not pay much attention to where smoke alarms have been installed. However, location matters when it comes to smoke alarms. Smoke alarms should be installed inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. Working smoke alarms are a critical fire-safety tool that can mean the difference between life and death in a home fire. According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association, smoke alarms can cut the chance of dying in a home fire in half. Meanwhile, NFPA data shows that home fires killed 2,755 people in 2013, an average of eight people every day that

year. Many of these deaths could have been prevented with the proper smoke alarm protection. As a member of the fire service for over 30 years, I’ve seen the devastating effects of fire first-hand; the burn injuries, the loss of homes and possessions are distressing. What’s even worse is witnessing a family’s anguish after a loved one has been killed in a fire. It’s heartbreaking. As the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10, NFPA is promoting Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!, to better educate the public about the true value of working smoke alarms in the bedroom. My sincere hope is that all Shell Lake residents will make sure there is working

smoke alarms installed throughout their homes. These simple steps can help make a lifesaving difference, and prevent the potentially life-threatening impact of fire. Here are additional smoke alarm tips to follow: • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. • Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound. • Test alarms each month by pushing the test button. • Replace all smoke alarms, including alarms that use 10-year batteries and hard-wired alarms, when they are 10 years old or sooner if they do not respond

property. • Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound and understands what to do when they hear the smoke alarm. • If the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. • Go do your outside meeting place. Call the fire department from outside the home. To learn more about the Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month! campaign, visit NFPA’s website at and Dave Schraufnagel Shell Lake Fire Department Fire Prevention Week coordinator

Theme of National Newspaper week especially relevant Jack McElroy In 1928, Frank Capra made a silent movie called “The Power of the Press.” Douglas Fairbanks Jr. played Clem Rogers, an ambitious cub reporter hungry for a scoop. He gets more than he bargained for when his big story implicates the mayor’s daughter, who just happens to be Clem’s girlfriend, in a murder. In the end, the heroic journalist lands the story and the girl, and exposes political chicanery to boot. The film was selected in 2005 by the United States National Film Registry to be preserved by the Library of Congress because it was “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.” We’re a long way from the age of silent movies, and the power of the press is being greatly affected by the changing media landscape. “As news coverage democratizes and as producers proliferate, the fabled ‘power of the press’ may diminish,” warned Carl Session Stepp, University of Maryland journalism professor, in a recent article in

evant. This year is the 75th anniversary of National Newspaper Week. It was created in 1940 by the Newspaper Association Managers as a time to celebrate the newspaper industry. The week, which this year runs Oct. 4-10, is a chance to remind our communities of what newspapers mean to them, by editorializing about our watchdog role, touting our coverage of local government and politics, and reiterating our commitment to providing reliable community information and public notice. Of course, maintaining the power of the press doesn’t end with National Newspaper Week. It’s a year-round priority. We all know the power of the press is still a force to be reckoned with across this nation. American Journalism Review. “Without that power, how will news organizations stand up for journalists, such as those pushed around by police in Ferguson, Mo., or targeted abroad by terrorists? Or

State Patrol Law of the Month Motorists will need to share the road with farm equipment and other slow-moving vehicles during harvest season

MADISON — During the fall harvest season, drivers may encounter slowmoving agricultural implements on rural roadways. “To safely share the road, drivers should slow down immediately whenever they see a fluorescent orange slowmoving vehicle emblem on the rear of a tractor or other piece of equipment,” says Wisconsin State Patrol Lt. Dori Petznick of the Northwest Region-Spooner Post. “They also must be alert, focused and patient while trying to pass slow-moving vehicles. It’s important that drivers can clearly see what’s ahead of a slow-moving vehicle before they try to pass it.” To do their part in preventing crashes, farmers and other operators of slowmoving vehicles must follow safety regulations. According to state law, farm tractors, agricultural implements, animal-

drawn vehicles or other vehicles that are normally operated at speeds below 25 miles per hour must display a slow-moving vehicle sign on the left rear of the vehicle. In all cases — even when the vehicle is not a SMV — if it is operated during hours of darkness, the front and rear of the vehicle must have lights illuminated, white to the front, red to the rear. A citation for failure to display a SMV sign or a violation of the lighting requirement each costs $162.70. Vehicles traveling slower than normal traffic must stay as far to the right side of the roadway as practical. This does not mean slow vehicles must drive on the shoulder of the road, although this is allowed if there is room to do so safely. “Farmers and others using animaldrawn vehicles on a roadway have the same rights and responsibilities as operators of motor vehicles,” Petznick says. “You should be careful not to frighten the animals. Do not sound your horn or flash your lights near them, and give the animals plenty of room when passing.” Petznick adds, “Caution, courtesy and common sense will go a long way to keeping our rural roadways safe during the harvest season.” — from WisSP

against the Obama administration’s backward policies on leaks and secrecy?” Those sorts of questions are why the theme of the 2015 National Newspaper Week -- The Power of the Press – is so rel-

Editor’s note: Jack McElroy is editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel and president of the Tennessee Press Association.

Thank You

The 2015 Shell Lake Town & Country Days Committee would like to take this time to thank the sponsors that helped make it another great successful year: Harley’s Construction, Andrea Distributing, Mid Atlantic Health, Skinner Funeral Home, The Potter’s Shed, Shell Lake Marine, Lakeview Bar & Grill, Barron Electric, Shell Lake State Bank, Bosch Packaging, Jack Link’s Snack Foods, Mike Roberts, Sarona Jewels, Thru the Woods Café, B & B Disposal, Lake Insurance, Swant Graber Motors, Cooper Engineering, Rydberg Plumbing & Heating, Silver Tip Excavating, Daniel Whitney, The Schultz Agency, Hansen Concrete, Gordy’s Market, Donald Wohlk, Evergreen Restoration, WITC, Shell Lake Woodcrafters, Jean’s Antiques, Organized Chaos, Washburn County Register, The Polish Parlour, Vitality Village, Ice Cream Snack Shack, Allied Waste, Kohel Implement, Baribeau Implement, Peggy’s Place, Jean’s Antiques, Shell Lake Chiropractic, My Favorite Things, Sugar Shayne Tattoos, Klopp’s 5th Ave., Silver Shears, Subway, Bush & Gilles, Shell Lake Pharmacy, White Pines, The Body Shop, Walmart,, 3M, Tony’s Riverside, Best Western Spooner, Kwik Trip, Rice Lake Harley-Davidson, Applebees, 3C General Store, Spooner Ace Hardware, North Crossing Foods, Shopko, Economart, 95 GMO, WJMC, WAQU, Fox WKFX, WHSM, O’Reilly Auto Parts, GTC CarQuest, Fastenal, White Birch Printing, Orginal Skin Tattoo, TimeOut Outreach Program, Indianhead Floral, Bank of The West and Nick Milroy. 636044 8r


Drivers from 18 counties attend regional training and appreciation event HAYWARD — On Friday, Oct. 2, drivers and transportation stakeholders from the 18-county service area of Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin and North Country Independent Living participated in a regional driver training and appreciation event

Springbrook Post 10568 plans fall events SPRINGBROOK — The Springbrook VFW Post 10568 has events planned for Saturdays in October. On Saturday, Oct. 10, an indoor ice-fishing contest will be held from 3-5 p.m. The post is sponsoring a Sadie Hawkins sock hop with music from the ‘50s and ‘60s with DJ Keith from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. The annual children’s Halloween party is from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. The post is located at N3593 CTH M in Springbrook. — from VFW Post 10568

held at the LCO Conference Center in Hayward. The training included sensitivity, community resources, HIPAA/confidentiality, road safety, universal precautions, blood-borne pathogens and boundaries. Since 2008, the program’s drivers have provided over 165,000 rides for people with disabilities and the elderly for shopping, medical, employment and personal business. The 18-county transportation service area covers 19,219 square miles. The drivers are reimbursed the federal mileage rate for using their own vehicles. “Even with as many drivers as we see here today, we always need more volunteer drivers to help with our growing ridership,” said Bob Olsgard, mobility manager for North Country, adding that if drivers are interested in volunteering they should contact him at bob@ or by calling 800924-1220. More information is also available at The event, the biggest of its kind in

the area, was sponsored by CILWW as part of its New Freedom Transportation Program, supported in part federal funding administered through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (49 USC 5310). This grant and many other community partners including North Country Independent Living, Community Care Connections of Wisconsin and several aging and disability resource centers from the 18-county region support the program.  CILWW’s regional mobility manager Denise Larson stated that this event is an activity of the Western Wisconsin Regional Transportation Coordinating Committee’s regional plan to collaborate and coordinate transportation services and activities to help share valuable resources. — from CILWW BELOW: A regional driver training and appreciation event was held at the LCO Conference Center in Hayward on Friday, Oct. 2, with drivers from the 18-county service area attending. — Photo submitted

Correction A Register reader noticed a discrepancy in the Sept. 30 paper. The photo on the front page said an eclipse occurred on a harvest moon, this was true. Under the photo of the harvest moon over Shell Lake on page 23 the cutline stated the harvest moon is the second full moon of the fall. This was incorrect. The harvest moon is the full moon closest to the first day of fall. So it can be either the last full moon of summer or the first full moon of fall, depending on which is closest to the autumnal equinox. — WCR

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners Sept. 28 - $35 Jerri Pederson, Shell Lake Sept. 29 - $35 Rollie and Barb Erickson, Shell Lake Sept. 30 - $35 Debbie Tubbs, Rice Lake Oct. 1 - $35 Rick Livingston, Spooner Oct. 2 - $35 David Zdroik, Custer

Shell Lake State Bank Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

Temps Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2014 High Low Precip. Sept. 28 79 58 Sept. 29 80 46 .19” rain Sept. 30 55 40 Oct. 1 60 40 Oct. 2 55 47 .96” rain Oct. 3 58 45 .20” rain Oct. 4 48 32 .93” melted down precipitation with 1” being snow 2015 Sept. 14 Sept. 28 Sept. 29 Sept. 30 Oct. 1 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 4

High Low 71 55 78 62 70 40 60 32 63 38 62 32 61 33 60 35


.05” rain

Lake level: Monday, Oct. 6, 2014: 1,218.62’ MSL Monday, Oct. 5, 2015: 1,218.37’ MSL

Register Memories 1955 – 60 Years Ago • The Shell Lake Volunteer Fire Department was called to the Lloyd Nyberg farm home in the Leach Lake community to extinguish a roof blaze caused by a chimney fire. There was fire damage to the roof and water damage to the upstairs ceiling and walls. • Bess Raas sold her apartment building to Mr. and Mrs. John Brill of Hampshire, Ill. • Pvt. Donald D. Arnes, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Barnes Arnes, Barronett, completed 10 weeks of advanced individual training under the packet platoon system at the Armored Replacement Training Center, Fort Knox, Ky. • Lee Swan, Shell Lake, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin E. Swan, enrolled in the basic course of the Air Force Reserved Officers Training Corps at the University of Wisconsin.

1965 – 50 Years Ago

• Bob Burns, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Humlicek, Shell Lake, was accepted as a member of the marching band at the University of Wisconsin. He was also a member of the Badger Band. He played the saxophone. • Jill Swan and Dale Hansen reigned over Shell Lake High School’s homecoming festivities. Members of the homecoming court were Connie Ottosen, Mary Moen, Mary Kay Nebel, 1964 queen Judy Haremza, Gary Smith, George Klopp, Mike Haremza and Mike Hansen. • Song Fest was held Wednesday nights at Dean’s Supper Club in Barronett. • Shell Lake FFA officers attending leadership training at the Bruce High School were Carl Krantz, secretary, who helped lead the discussion on the duties and responsibilities of an FFA secretary; President Dale Nyberg, Vice President Gary Bartels, treasurer Lynn Linton, sentinel Dave Nyberg and reporter Dean Johnson.

1975 – 40 Years Ago

• Four young men from Shell Lake were among the winners of the annual Punt, Pass and Kick Competition held at the Spooner football field under the sponsorship of Kronlund Motors Inc. The winner of the age 8 competition was Sean Reed with a score of 133; Terry Loomis,

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age 10, was victor in his age group with a score of 163; Wayne Rydberg, with a score of 217 won the age 11 contest; and Tim Studt, beat other 12-year-olds with a score of 240. • Shell Lake FFA officers attending a leadership conference in Barron were Barry Schaefer, Jim Quam, Tim Cusick, Tammy Hall, Bill Degner and Tim Ullom. • Girl Scout Troop 455 of Shell Lake spent a weekend at Camp Roundalay near Gordon. Leaders attending were Janet Atkinson, Bev Bruce, Pam Lindeman, Sally Peterson and Clare Ostwald. • Relatives gathered at the Marvin Volkmanns’ for a wood-sawing bee. Marvin injured his knee and would have surgery.

1985 – 30 Years Ago

• Elected as officers of the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce were Arne Stovring, executive vice president of Shell Lake State Bank, president; Dave DeLawyer, manager of Sarona Farmers Union Co-op, vice president; George Rapp, owner of Aqua Vista Motel, secretary; and Nolan Penning, owner of Indianhead Abstract and Title Insurance Co., treasurer. Retiring officers were John Friedell, president; Lauretta Siede, vice president; Donna Hebert, secretary; and Stovring, as treasurer. • Shell Lake FFA took two teams to Amery for a soil judging contest. One team took second place with 731 total points. Team members were Mark Knoop, 251; Randy Melton, 241; Aaron Nielsen, 239; and Todd Ullom, 218. Another team composed of David Lawrence, 205; Matt Bergmann, 199; and Ray Cross, 144, took 11th place with a total of 548 points. • Shell Lake students from fifth through eighth grades, won first, second and third in the competition of the Washburn County Conservation and Environmental Awareness Speaking Contest. The two first-place winners were Kendra Carlson, elementary, and Rebecca Lawrence, junior high. Second place for elementary students went to Terri Butler and Judith Eichman and third to Kenny Ailport. Third for junior high went to Julie Holman. Others selected to represent Shell Lake were Danielle Stariha, Tammy Smith and Jamie Schindeldecker. • Officers elected at the Firecrackers 4-H meeting were Danny Kempin, presi-

dent; Mike Degner, vice president; Keesha Hall, secretary; Chuck Mortensen, reporter; and Barb Duch, treasurer. The club was selling calendars and the family that sold the most would get a 5-gallon bucket of ice cream.

1995 – 20 Years Ago

• Linda Mancl was the leader of the Shell Lake Brownie Troop. Members were Sadie Christ, Emily Bakker, Katie Richter, Teri Mancl, Brinna Morgan, Kelsey Bennett, Jessica Hulne, Amanda Burton, Bethany Stellrecht, Krista Hansen and Mya Dosch. • Selected as Shell Lake’s Citizen of the Year was the Rev. Virgil Amundson. Businesspeople of the Year were Charles and Betty Lutz. Educator of the Year was Ray Johnson. • A first in the history of Shell Lake’s Salem Lutheran Church was when a married couple, the Rev. Laurie and the Rev. Tom Engesser, were installed as pastors. • Washburn County 4-H Ambassadors were Andy Harrington, Jenny Donatell, Doug Olson, Lea LaBumbard, Danielle Mortensen and Tony Harrington.

2005 – 10 Years Ago

• Andrew Berlin, a freshman at UWStout, was a member of the Blue Devils football team. He is the son of Arthur and Susan Berlin, Shell Lake. •  Karen Eby, 9, Shell Lake, returned home a five-time national winner in the kiddy tractor pull competition after attending the national competition in Mitchell, S.D. • Named Shell Lake’s Citizens of the Year were Bill and Jane Clark. Business of the Year was awarded to Peggy Crawford of Peggy’s Place. Educator of the Year was Aimee Pashby, Shell Lake band director. • Members of the Shell Lake eighthgrade volleyball team were Ashley Pfluger, Kara Spears, Alyssa Whitebird, Elise Bouchard, Leah Keefe, Brianna Stellrecht, Julie Simpson, Stephanie Clark, Mersadie Gajewski, Ashley Anderson and Robin Melton. Members of the seventhgrade team were Emily Pfluger, Lindsey Green, Susan Lowe, Amanda Hagen, Jami Reynolds, Paige Klassa, Megan Jaastad, Shannel Reynolds and Hannah Bartz.


SLEF upcoming events and fundraisers announced

“The Addams Family” musical coming They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and ooky, and they are coming to Northern Star Theatre in October. Gomez and Morticia’s little Wednesday is all grown up and getting married in Andrew Lippa’s Broadway adaption of the classic TV show, “The Addams Family.” This production is presented in partnership with Jason DeRousseau and RE-MAX Advantage. Every member of the Addams clan will be represented whether living, dead or undecided. Performance dates are Oct. 22-25, and Oct. 29 - Nov. 1. Thursday - Saturday performances will be at 7 p.m. with Sunday matinee performances at 2 p.m. Tickets are available online at or by calling the box office at 715-736-4444. NSTC is located in downtown Rice Lake and is handicapped accessible. — Photo submitted

No SLEF community homecoming event this year

SLEF is scheduled to provide lunch at the Saturday, Dec. 5, Holiday Saturday event. They will offer Dad’s Belgian waffles dinner on Feb. 12, 2016. They are also in the process of scheduling a donkey basketball game night. One event change is the community homecoming event will not be taking place this year. SLEF board members and friends are diligently working toward creative ways to raise funds, keeping aligned in the district’s mission: to maximize each student’s potential to compete in a global society by providing appropriate educational opportunities in a challenging, nurturing and secure atmosphere, through partnerships with family and community. SLEF was founded in 2002 by a group of people who value the Shell Lake area and understand the importance of having and supporting a strong education system within the community. SLEF actively directs desired fundraising to provide additional educational tools and opportunities that sets the Shell Lake School District and community at the forefront. All proceeds from the SLEF fundraiser are dispersed to district students through grants submitted by staff. — from SLEF

SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Education Foundation is sponsoring their annual Butter Bread Braid fundraiser with delivery scheduled on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in time for holiday entertaining. Order forms have been made available to each student, however, if you do not know a student and would like to order a fruit-filled pastry please contact Tamara Smith, 715-645-0995, or the district office. This event is intended as an invitation for the community and not a contest for Shell Lake students. Order forms and payment are due to student’s teachers, Smith or the district office no later than Thursday, Oct. 15. SLEF is working again with the Shell Lake Arts Center and Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce for the haunted schoolhouse on Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24. Less scary visitors will prefer coming between the creepy hours of  6-8 p.m. and braver victims will be thoroughly terrified with the macabre  8-10 p.m. comings and goings in the old school. Questions may be directed to the Shell Lake Arts Center, 715468-2414.


Thursday, Oct. 8 & Friday, Oct. 9 • Largest Ever Fall Rummage Sale, Shell Lake United Methodist Church. Thursday, 3-7 p.m., doors will not open until 3 p.m., and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Thursday, Oct. 8 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. • Open mic at The Dock Coffee, 218 Elm St., Spooner. Sign up at  6 p.m., performers begin at 6:30-9 p.m.  The second  Thursday  of every month.  Call Carol McDowall with questions 715-4160489. Friday, Oct. 9 • Brave Cowboy in concert at the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre, 605 1st St. in Shell Lake, at 7:30 p.m. All seats can be reserved online at  or by calling  715-4684387.  Saturday, Oct. 10 • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Tickets  9 a.m.  Distribution  9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. Contact 715-6359309, 715-468-4017 or 715-222-4410.

• Clam River Tuesday  Club fall fundraiser,  6-10 p.m., American Legion Hall, Indian Creek. Music for dancing by Dick Durand. Games for adults and children, silent auction, live auction, door prizes. Meal available for a freewill donation. Tuesday, Oct. 13 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. • The board of directors for the Railroad Memories Museum meeting,  1 p.m., Spooner City Hall. All volunteers welcome. • 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.


• Shell Lake’s Oktoberfest, 6-11 p.m., Darrell Aderman Auditorium, Shell Lake. Sponsored by the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce 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 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.  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.

Thursday, Oct. 22 • The Shell Lake American Legion meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Veterans 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 St., 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 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. Wednesday, Oct. 28  • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban’s 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.


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Writers to hold fall writing contest SPOONER — Attention, writers of all kinds. You can write a poem, article or story that will win a $50 prize. It is not too late to prepare your entry. The Indianhead Writers’ Fall Writing Contest is set for Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Spooner Agriculture Station on Hwy. 70 east of Spooner. Writers’ club members, as well as individual writers are welcome. It is an opportunity to meet with other writers to discuss writing and marketing experiences and problems and tell about the activities of their writing clubs. Writers may bring friends for moral support.

There will be three cash prizes of $50 each, for fiction, nonfiction and poetry. This is an annual fall event the Indianhead Writers sponsor to encourage beginning as well as established writers. The contest rules are simple. The entrant must write a fiction or nonfiction piece, or a poem, on any subject with a limit of 100 words minimum to about 1,500 words maximum. The entry should not require much more than five minutes to be read. Only one entry per person. The writer or a designated person will read it. Everyone attending the meeting will vote

to determine the winning entries. The three winning entries will be determined at the end of the meeting. A writer who wishes to enter a story, article, poem or essay can preregister before the meeting, but he or she may enter the contest at the meeting. The entries will be read in the order of their registration. Late entries may not be read due to time constraints. Prizes are to be awarded at the meeting after all entries are read. It is not necessary to enter the contest to attend. Lunch will be served. Those who intend to stay for lunch are asked to pay $5 for a lunch

ICAA Washburn County Head Start serves area children SPOONER — ICAA Washburn County Head Start is a preschool program that serves all of Washburn County, including children in the Spooner and Shell Lake school districts. Children attending Head Start will have a safe and healthy environment to learn about nutrition, health and safety while developing lifelong skills and promoting social competency. Your child will do all kinds of things each day including

choosing his or her own activities within the planned curriculum, small-group learning activities with other children, eating meals, tooth brushing, hand washing and other healthy habits, large-group activities with other children, daily outdoor play or large motor activities inside during inclement weather. The Head Start program offers half-day preschool, morning and afternoon sessions, four days per week, two meals each

day, with transportation provided when possible. Head Start is offered free of charge. The program also promotes family involvement through monthly family fun and educational activities. Space is still available for the 2015-2016 school year. All children ages 3 to 5 are encouraged to apply. For more information or to schedule an appointment to complete an application, please call 715635-2757. — from ICAA Head Start

Wisconsin honors the impact of 4-H youth during National 4-H Week, Oct. 4-10

WASHBURN COUNTY — University of Wisconsin - Extension 4-H Youth Development clubs and groups across the state will celebrate the ways 4-H has changed their lives and communities during National 4-H Week, Oct. 4-10. “4-H has a great reputation even though many people don’t know it’s available in towns, suburbs and large cities across Wisconsin,” says Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development Program Director Dale Leidheiser. “What’s rural about robotics, science, photography and dozens of other activities designed for children no matter where they live?” Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development

programs provide fun, hands-on learning in a safe, welcoming atmosphere, giving youth the support and space they need to master the necessary skills for future success. “Children today will have jobs and careers that haven’t yet been invented,” Leidheiser says. “4-H will develop the life skills transferable to any career so they can learn, adapt and thrive whatever the future holds.” Many 4-H clubs and groups around the state are also participating in the 4-H National Youth Science Day experiment on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Every year, 4-H’ers around the nation practice their critical

thinking and problem-solving skills with a different experiment. This year, young people will explore physics, speed and safety with Motion Commotion, an experiment from Oregon State University Cooperative Extension that uses toy cars to simulate a speeding car collision and distracted driving. Visit to learn more about Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development, and contact your county UW-Extension educator to explore 4-H opportunities in your area: — from UWEXT

ticket. Please register for the lunch by Thursday, Oct. 15. There is no charge for admission or to enter the contest. Those attending may bring their books, photographs and other work to show, sell and tell about. To preregister, or to register for lunch, write to Indianhead Writers, Mary. B. Olsen, 314 6th Ave., Shell Lake, WI 54871, or call 715-468-2604 for more information. — from Indianhead Writers

Back-to-basics classes at the library SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Public Library is offering back-to-basics classes this fall. All events are free of charge and all ages are welcome. Seed saving Did you know you could save your own seeds? Would you like to learn how? Come join Master Gardener Cris Cantin for an evening of seed-saving talk. You’ll have the opportunity to learn new and exciting things about seeds and/or be able to expand on what you already know. Class runs from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Growing vegetables indoors over winter Do you wish you could have fresh vegetables all year-round? Now you can with the help of Master Gardener Cris Cantin. Cantin will take you step-bystep through how to set up your own indoor garden. Class runs from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 21. — from SLPL

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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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s you read this, we are in the middle of National Newspaper Week, as Oct. 4-10 is the time set aside to recognize newspapers. With today’s technology, perhaps you are reading this column on your Kindle Fire, a laptop, your personal computer at home, or on your phone. For those of you that are reading this column in the tradition newsprint, I am going to share some ideas on how you can reuse your newspaper. When you’ve finished reading the newspaper, don’t throw it away – there are a multitude of uses for this tabloid. There is a chance that you have already been reusing your newspaper. Perhaps the ideas were passed down from generation to generation. Maybe your grandmother taught you to clean your glass windows using a newspaper rather than a paper towel as the newspaper is more rigid and won’t separate and cause lint. Soy-based inks are used today and therefore won’t stain as petroleum-based inks did. Suggestions for using newspaper that I am sharing with you were published in the Nov. 29, 2013, edition of Friends of the Earth. I’m not including all 40 uses that I read but have picked out some to share. • Use old papers to line your cabinet, dresser, pantry or bathroom shelves. It’s cheaper than shop-bought shelf liners, and they’re easy to put in and replace.

• Place sheets of paper in the bottom of your cat’s box. You’ll save on litter, and any odors and wetness will be absorbed. • Soak newspaper in water, lay the sheets over a warm barbecue grill, close the lid and leave for approximately an hour. Then, simply remove the paper and wipe the grill clean. • If weeds are a problem in your garden, cover the flower beds with newspaper and soak them with water. Then cover the paper with compost or mulch – eventually the paper will smother the weeds, and the organic matter will help your garden flourish. • Framed photos make great gifts – even more so if the frame is handmade. Find out how to make a picture frame from newspaper. • Ensure that your shoes and bags maintain their shape by stuffing them with crumpled newspaper after use. • Place sheets of newspaper at the bottom of the fruit and vegetable drawer in your fridge. They will absorb any mess from rotten produce, and will also keep the drawer free from odors. • Put several sheets of newspaper underneath your sleeping bag when you go camping – it will keep your bag dry, free from dirt and grass stains, and will provide a warm padding. • Lay newspaper underneath a tablecloth on your kitchen or dining room table. It’s an excellent replacement for expensive padding,

and will help protect your table from spills and other damage. • Crumple up balls of newspaper and stuff them into smelly shoes. Leave overnight and discard – and any odors will have disappeared. • Wrap birthday gifts with old newspaper. If you have time, you can even cut thin strips to make a bow to top. • Wrapping apples in old newspaper and storing them somewhere dry will keep them from rotting. • For clearing up broken glass, first, pick up and dispose of the larger pieces. Then, carefully blot the surrounding area with a few sheets of wet newspaper – the shards of glass will stick to the damp wad. • Don’t waste paper towels on cleaning up any residue in your oven – mop it up with a few sheets of moistened, crumpled newspaper. • Use a wad of newspaper to unscrew a hot light bulb and prevent burning your fingers. • Add moderate amounts of wet, shredded newspaper to your compost heap and give earthworms a tasty treat. • Use old newspaper as a kneepad when gardening or scrubbing floors. As we celebrate National Newspaper Week, I thank you for reading the Washburn County Register. Please remember, these suggestions are to be used with newspapers, not your electronic devices.

Beyond the office door • Suzanne Johnson

Yogi Berra has left us


e are losing men who fought in World War II every day, and with the death of Yogi Berra, we are also losing one of baseball’s legendary players. After living in Montclair, N.J., since 1945, and raising three sons, Yogi and his wife, Carmen, moved to a retirement community in New Jersey, where she passed away on March 6, 2014. Yogi also passed away there. Born in St. Louis May 12, 1925, Lawrence Peter Berra died of natural causes Sept. 22, 2015. Known by his nickname, Yogi, he is an American baseball hero to millions of fans. He was in the Navy and served on D-Day, at both Omaha Beach and Utah Beach. He was one of six Navy crewmen, a gunner’s mate, who manned a small rocket boat equipped with a machine gun and rockets to take out the enemy. He received several citations for bravery. As a baseball player he was called “one of the greatest” by the press and he was a favorite of the fans. Whether he was arguing with an umpire, or batting left-handed, or crouched behind the batter, catching, he was always the center of attention in every ballgame he played. Yogi’s father came to America at age 23 from Milan, Italy. He was married and they

had four boys and three girls. Three other children were born in St. Louis, Mo. Yogi grew up in the Italian community and attended school there, and learned to play baseball early. He became an outstanding pitcher. He signed for the Yankees, after he left the service, and played his first game on Sept. 22, 1946, 21 years after he was born. He was 5 feet 7 inches tall and always had a big grin for the fans and the other team members. When they lost he would sit still and frown, and they say that’s where he got the nickname “Yogi” because Jack Maguire thought he looked like a Hindu yogi. The name stuck. The press picked up on it, and the funny things he said. They could always get Yogi to say something funny for their reports. With Casey Stengel as his manager, they knew where to look to satisfy their readers. This kind of humor added to his renown as a catcher for the New York Yankees, and later with the New York Mets. The fans might hate the Yankees, but they still loved Yogi Berra. Yogi Berra was 10 times world champion as a player. He played on 14 American championship teams. He was voted the American League Most Valuable Player three times. He was manager of the New York Yankees, in 1964. He was manager of the Mets from

1972 until 1975. Then he managed the Yankees from 1984 to 1985. He was a coach, too. At a ceremony in St. Louis honoring him on Yogi Berra Day, he said, “Thank you for making this day possible.” They put him on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Yogi Berra was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. With co-writers, Yogi did several books about his life and baseball. One has the title “I Really Didn’t Say Everything I Said,” published in 1998. Another is “You Can Observe a Lot by Watching” in 2009. Yogi said, and the press reported, “Baseball is 90 percent mental and half physical.” Another memorable quote of his was in 1973. The Chicago Cubs trailed by 9-1/2 games in the National League East. The Mets rallied to secure the title in their second to last game. Yogi said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” That little phrase is often repeated nationwide, by sports fans. When asked if the ball club was going to a certain restaurant, Yogi said, “Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded.” Casey Stengel once said about Yogi, “He’d fall in a sewer and come out with a gold watch.”

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Porch Dogs to perform at Shell Lake’s Oktoberfest Tickets are available at the door. 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:  shelllakeartscenter. org.   - submitted

Porch Dogs will provide music for the fourthannual Oktoberfest to be held at the Shell Lake Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 17. — Photo submitted

I want to be a foster parent meeting rescheduled SPOONER — An informative discussion focusing on the increasing need for foster care in northwestern Wisconsin is set for Wednesday, Oct. 21. Nicole Johnson-Weltzin, treatment foster care specialist with SaintA, will facilitate the meeting starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner.

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SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Shell Lake Arts Center invite you to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of autumn at the fourth-annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 17. Oktoberfest will be celebrated from 6-11 p.m., in Shell Lake Arts Center’s Darrell Aderman Auditorium at 802 First St.   Fantastic food and beverage samples, with nods to the local Bavarian and German heritage, will be offered by area businesses.   This year, you can dance the night away to the sounds of the Porch Dogs playing your favorites country, blues, honkytonk, and rockabilly songs.  Porch Dogs feature Bob Berg and Tim Sears on guitar and vocals, and Gary Nielsen on keyboard and vocals. 



Sarona Fall colors are arriving later than usual it seems. This past week the robins were hopping around in the yard as they were passing through. It’s been beautiful weather, dry and mild, so around our area folks are baling up hay, combining soybeans and they are combining corn for the high-moisture corn on our farm. I got a fill of LP this past week. It sure is reasonable this year. Less than $1 a gallon with the discount. No need to shiver! Glad to report LeRoy Sandridge is feeling better and is home after being in a Rice Lake hospital for several days last week with walking pneumonia. Keep him in your prayers for a complete recovery. Put Virginia Stodola in your prayers. She was taken by ambulance Wednesday to the hospital in Shell Lake. Her grandson, Matt, reported Sunday night that she is some better. Her daughter, Sue Thornberg, Okmulgee, Okla., Matt and Nathan got up on Saturday to help her celebrate her 95th birthday Sunday. Jim Stodola, Germantown, came up for the day Sunday and son from Onalaska also came. Hurry and get well, Gin, and hope you are back to your home real soon. Vivian Bergman went with Gene and Kathy to Dobie Church last Sunday for their Men in Aprons beef dinner. It was very good. Greg Krantz and Lance Parker were working on the semis Sunday so Ericka and kids went out for lunch. Chane Hutton turned 12 on Saturday, so he and a friend went bowling in Spooner to celebrate. Willie Lombard got home after a good trip, 18 days in Alaska with his siblings up there. His brother, Andy, from Colorado, and brother-in-law from Oregon did some hunting and visiting. The group bagged four bulls. Marilyn Zimmerman and her niece, Nicole, attended the homecoming game between Rice Lake and Superior on Friday night. A really good game with Rice Lake pulling out a win in the final minute of play,.

by Marian Furchtenicht Saturday, Marilyn and Renee Zimmerman went to the Cranberry Fest in Stone Lake with sister, Linda, and nieces, Megan and Ashley. There were a lot of people attending and a lot to see. More every year. It was so thoughtful of Betty Bray Collins, Spooner, to send me a thinking-ofyou card and bookmark cross she had made. Her family lived across the road from mine in Anah while growing up. Thanks, too, for her nice comment on the news. She looks forward to it each week. Susan Thornberg, here from Oklahoma, visited Gloria Frey on Saturday afternoon. Sympathy to the family of our dear Steph Gramberg. She was so loved and will be so dearly missed by all who knew her. Her funeral was held on Saturday at the Full Gospel Church in Shell Lake. Was saddened to hear of the passing of another nice lady, Joyce Schraufnagel, 80, Shell Lake. Her funeral was Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. She was well-liked and well-known. She worked with her late husband, Dennis, at Lake Insurance Agency in Shell Lake. Sympathy is extended. Bill Lindenberger, 86, Spooner, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 29. He was wellknown in the area by many of us as he worked as the Washburn County Extension agent for many years and then sold real estate. His daughter-in-law, son Gary’s wife, is a former Sarona gal, Wanda Pokorney. Sympathy to them. Marion Reiter and son Mark of Rice Lake went to Midland, Mich., last week to visit her son, Mike, and family there. Marion’s daughter, Lisa, met them there as she was moving from Syracuse, N.Y., to Rice Lake, so they got her settled in. Last Tuesday after bowling, Marion Reiter met her classmates, Norma Gillette Henderson, Montana, and Shirley Lauterbach Frye, at Maple Ridge Nursing Home in Spooner at Jackie Henecheck’s for a visit together. Grandson Casey Furchtenicht and a friend from college in Ashland were home Friday night and Saturday. I was a sup-

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FREDERIC - Wisconsin’s Northwest Heritage Passage, the awardwinning arts group representing 13 Northwest Wisconsin counties, will hold its annual general membership meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14, hosted by Frederic Arts at 310 Lake St., Frederic. Prior to the meeting, starting at 3:45 p.m., everyone is invited to tour the studios of three local artists: Red Iron Studios, featuring the wood and metal work of father and son Jon and Michael Route, and Win Herberg’s Winterboo Pottery Studio. At 5 p.m.,   Frederic Arts hosts a social hour, followed by the WNHP business meeting. On the agenda is a visual presentation highlighting mediums and arts advocates are invited WNHP 2015  activities and the opening of to attend. For additional information, visit its new “Arts in Hand” Gallery location in   or call 715-635-9303. Spooner where they sell the work of more submitted than 40 member artists. The WNHP is a member-supported nonprofit arts organization formed in 1999 with the express purpose of educating the Starting with the Saturday, Oct. 10, distribution, public to the presence and value of the local creative economy as well as nurturing and encouraging local artists engaged in arts(There is a $1/share fee for credit-card use) related cottage industries primarily along the Hwy. FREE UP YOUR SATURDAY MORNING 63 corridor from the Great River (Mississippi) to the No need to wait in line to register or wait to be Great Lake (Superior). called. With prebuy you select the time slot you The counties WNHP want to pick up your share(s). serves are Ashland, Barron, You may preregister beginning Oct.5 through 5 p.m. Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, on Friday, Oct. 9 (always the week before the event). Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Go to, select Spooner distribution. Rusk, St. Croix, Sawyer and Washburn.   Artists in all

per guest at Roger and Cindy’s Friday night. Saturday morning, the kids visited me and fixed breakfast here. Casey made buckwheat pancakes. Saturday, grandson Duane Swanson, Menomonie, and buddy Bernie Staves, Ridgeland, came up and had noon lunch with me and worked on the pickup that wouldn’t start. Grandson Brian Marschall and friend Taylor Nyhus and Elaine Ryan visited me Sunday. Elaine brought me more garden veggies. Gloria Frey and Elaine Ryan were coffee visitors at my house on Thursday. Seek out the back roads and rustic roads and enjoy the autumn. We have a rustic road just a few miles from here. It’s 4.6 miles long, known as the Narrow Gauge Road between 30th Avenue and CTH V in Barron County west of Haugen. It’s jack-o’-lantern time, Oct. 10, in Spooner. It’s time to dress up with a bale of hay, some cornstalks and some pumpkins and gourds, because October days

Area news at a glance CUMBERLAND — If you like good food with music, you’ll want to be at the Cumberland Arts Center on Oct. 10. ETC, the Island City’s arts council, will present Soup, Salad and Song, featuring a dinner of soup and salad by Peter and Annie’s World Market and entertainment by guitarist John Beland and singer/guitarist Chris Croeze. Croeze, from Barron, has played frequently at area establishments over the past few years. He’ll entertain during dinner, which begins at 6 p.m. After dinner, at 7 p.m., Beland will play a concert of guitar tunes that were recorded by the artists Beland accompanied during his career as a session guitarist. Among those with whom Beland performed during his career were Glen Campbell, Linda Ronstadt, Bobby Vee, Dolly Parton, Johnny Tillotson and many more. Beland moved from Texas to the Cumberland area last year to work with a childhood friend who lives here to produce a multimedia show of Beland’s music from his long career. During his concerts, Beland tells stories of his time with famous recording artists. Tickets are available at Peter and Annie’s in downtown Cumberland, and on show night at the door. The Cumberland Arts Center is at 1595 2nd Ave. — from ETC ••• RICE LAKE — Wisconsin Upside Down Barron will celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month with Celebrating Fu-


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are here. Birthday wishes this week to Dorothy Peterson, Loren Hennekins and Bentlee Gagner, Oct. 9; Joyce Ellingson, Steven Frey and Norman Ness, Oct. 11; Jim Bennewitz, Delores Livingston, DeeDe Elliott, Linda Webb, Paul Armour and Hezzy King, Oct. 12; Jack Dahlstrom, Brent Knoop, Bobbie Bailey, Richard Kooper and Jonathan Fischer, Oct. 13; Dayle Ricci, Theresa Vanderhyde and Tom Stubfors, Oct. 14. A happy anniversary to these couples: Ryan and Jessica Furchtenicht, their 10th, on Oct. 8; John and Casey Child and Lea and Nathan Quick, Oct. 9; Chris and Leah Engen, Oct. 10; Dan and Mandy Polson, Oct. 11; Drew and Jen Knoop, and Andy and Emily Frey, Oct. 12; and John and Peg Pockat, Oct. 14. Remember to check out the Shell Lake Methodist Church rummage sale on Thursday, Oct. 8, 3-7 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 9, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

ture Day for Down Syndrome Awareness, a fun family event on Wednesday, Oct. 21, with a “Back to the Future”-style event at UWBC Rice Lake from 6-9 p.m. The firsttime event will feature a DeLorean car and appearances by Miss Wisconsin, Miss Outstanding Teen Wisconsin and Wisconsin’s own national pageant winner, Miss Amazing Danielle Thoe, who has Down syndrome. The event will celebrate the abilities of people with Down syndrome and other disabilities. The event is the brainchild of Wisconsin Upside Down Barron’s director, Gina Brown, parent of Seth, who has Down syndrome. “I want to share all the potential that people with Down syndrome and other disabilities possess. I think it will be an eye-opening experience to meet someone like Danielle Thoe and experience what the future holds for people like my son Seth.  With proper support, the sky is the limit!” says Brown. Tickets are available in advance and can be purchased online at  events. r=ye6bm6gab&oeidk=a07ebm3j6ag58a a6fc0. Tickets are also available at Marketplace Foods, Rice Lake and Chetek, Barron Area Community Center, Barron Brown’s Karate Academy in Hayward and Minong or call  715-541-2123. The event features food, music, raffle, silent auction, live auction, Chinese auction, caricatures and more. — from WUDB •••


by Judy Pieper

Ann Egstad, Beth Crosby and Larry and Cindy Snowbank were among a busload of area residents who traveled to Nashville, Tenn., with Diamond Tours in September. Ann said that they had a fantastic time. They went to the Grand Ole Opry, of course, that’s the main reason most people visit Nashville. And they toured Opryland and the Johnny Cash Museum. They spent some time downtown where they listened to musicians, who are very good but are not yet household names, play in the local bars. They went to a shopping mall one rainy day. They stopped by Louisville, too, and toured Churchill Downs. Ann told me that the only horses that race at Churchill Downs are the 3-year-olds. Did you know that? I didn’t. Ann said that one of the most amazing things about the trip was the hotel that they stayed in, Opryland Hotel. After she was describing it, I checked it out on the Internet and, from the pictures they show, she didn’t exaggerate one bit. She told me that there’s a river that flows through the inside of the hotel, and waterfalls and gardens. Guests can even take boat rides on the river. Check it out. It looks like it would be worth the trip just to go down and tour the hotel. Ann said that the weather was not the best, rainy, misty and cloudy the entire time until they hit the Wisconsin border on the way home. Hmmm. That shouldn’t surprise anyone. We all know Wisconsin is the best place to be, don’t we? The Cumberland versus Ladysmith junior varsity football game last Monday evening was very exciting. Two young men from Barronett, Tristen Neitzel and Garrett McClain, are members of the team, and they, along with the rest of the guys, exhibited excellent teamwork and won the game. They only have two more games, Oct. 8 at Barron, and home on Oct. 15 against Bloomer. I’m planning to be there, cheering them on. Oh, one thing I noticed, there are no cheerleaders. What’s going on with that? Are cheerleaders a thing of the past? Maybe I’m just showing my age again. We didn’t have a whole lot of new business to discuss at the Barronett Lutheran women’s meeting last Thursday evening. We did decide to have a potluck brunch immediately after worship service next Sunday, Oct. 11, in honor of Merl and Shirley Overvig. Merl and Shirley sold their home here in Barronett and will be moving to their new home in River Falls to be closer to family very soon. They have been a very active part of our church and the community for many years, and we are all going to miss seeing them around here. We weren’t wishing them any bad luck, you understand, but we were hoping

Dewey-LaFollette Correction: Hank Mangelsen celebrated his 75th birthday, not 70th. Karen, Hank and Grace Mangelsen visited Lida Nordquist in Siren on Thursday evening.  On Friday. Hank

that their house wouldn’t sell for a few years. Anyway, if you would like to wish them happiness in their new home, come on over, bring a dish to pass, and join us for brunch. Illa These and I were among the throng of people attending the 27th-annual Long Live the Squeezebox performance at Ceska Opera House in Haugen. The accordion and concertina music was great. Lots of polkas and waltzes, they really had us tapping our toes. And, as usual, the Mighty Uff-da Players had us laughing between acts. All of their skits were funny, but I have to tell you about the last one. There are three vampires in a bar, and the waitress comes over to take their order. The first vampire says, “I’ll have a mug of blood.” The second one orders the same thing. The third vampire says, “I’ll have a mug of plasma.” The waitress hollers back to the bartender, “I need two bloods and a blood light.” Corny, but very funny. Lynn Thon, Duane and I took Tru Lehmann and Wrig Marsh to the Day of the Dozer in Elk River, Minn., on Saturday morning. I think there are five construction companies who donate the use of their heavy equipment and lots of operators who donate their time to give kids rides in dozers, dump trucks, excavators, backhoes, front-end loaders, you get the picture. There were between 25 and 30 machines and, I would guess, about 75 operators there. There were also volunteers selling tickets, helping with games and doing all the rest of the odd jobs that are required when there are a few hundred little kids in one place. The operators looked like they were having a blast taking the kids in their machines, and the little ones were thrilled to be able to move dirt around in those big machines and pretend they were real heavy-equipment operators for a few minutes. Of course Tru and Wrig were able to ride with their uncle, Jerry Marsh, which made the day even more thrilling for them. There were also tunnels made of huge concrete culverts, games to play and toys to play with. All of the money taken in during the event is donated to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in Minnesota. It’s a great fundraiser and a thrilling day for kids. If you missed it this year, there will be another one next year. I’ll let you know the date ahead of time next fall so you can plan to take the kids, grandkids or the little neighbors. Best wishes go out to Jamie Hoffman and Chad Lehmann, who were joined in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Gables in Turtle Lake. Suzy Lehmann was one of the many attendees, and she told me that everything about the ceremony was perfect. She said that Jamie was, without a doubt, the most beautiful bride she had ever seen.

by Karen Mangelsen and Karen called on Nina and Lawrence Hines. Byron and Sandy Wickman, and Karen and Hank Mangelsen were among the large group of folks who attended the all-class school reunion in Timberland on Saturday evening. The event was held in the recently remodeled Roosevelt schoolhouse, part of Roosevelt Hills event area. The annual Fall Fun Fest was held at Lakeview UM Church on Sunday afternoon. Over 80 people attended the event and enjoyed a good meal, hayrides, face painting, apple bobbing, beanbag toss and carriage rides. Sunday  visitors of Roger and Sue Mroszak were daughter Lisa Pederson, granddaughters Amanda and Carli, Carli’s friend Mark, and great-grandson Gavin. Hank and Karen Mangelsen visited Jake and Grace Mangelsen at their home  Sunday  afternoon.  They wished  Jake a happy birthday. April and Dave Close were there to celebrate also. 

Jamie is the daughter of Diane and Jeff Hoffman and Chad is the son of Deb and Craig Lehmann. Both sets of parents were there, of course, very proud, and maybe just a little teary at times, to watch Chad and Jamie exchange their vows. The Lehmann family, including 4-year-old Tru, were sitting in the balcony watching the ceremony, and Tru was absolutely spellbound. For Tru it was like watching a storybook princess marry her prince charming. She listened to the music and watched as Jamie’s dad escorted her down the aisle. When the minister asked, “Who gives this woman in marriage?” Jamie’s dad answered, “Her mother and I do.” Then he turned to Jamie, gave her a kiss, took Chad’s hand, and turned and walked back down the aisle to his seat. Jamie stood beside Chad, and that’s when everyone heard little Tru ask, not in a soft voice, “Why is she switching boyfriends now? Tru’s mom, Alyse, was naturally a little embarrassed, but, think about it, it’s little things like that that make a truly memorable occasion just a little more memorable. Anyway, we all wish Jamie and Chad many, many years of happiness. John and Nancy Forestall celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary and John’s birthday on Oct. 3 with friends at Tracks Bar and Grill just west of Spooner. Everyone had a great time eating the food and visiting. After dinner John and Nancy invited their guests back to their new home in Spooner for homemade German chocolate cake and ice cream. Happy birthday, John, and happy anniversary to both of you. We wish you many more years of wedded bliss. That’s about all I know from Barronett this week. I hope you have a wonderful week, and I’ll see you next time.

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by Helen V. Pederson

It was gray and cool on Monday. Not as cool as the weekend. It was frosty Sunday. I saw people scrape their windows, but we can expect that in this area. We have to send our prayers for the families who were involved in the college shooting in Oregon. It ended with the shooter being killed. Lillian Ullom went to Terraceview to visit her sister-inlaw, Josie Mortenson. Josie fell and fractured her hip. She underwent surgery in Rice Lake and is recuperating at Terraceview. We are thinking of you, Josie. Last Wednesday, a group went out to Smith Apple Orchard and enjoyed the ride and the treats. Wednesday evening, the singers from Salem Lutheran came here to entertain us with their singing. Everyone seems to enjoy it and sing along with them, too. Thank you. One day last week, Susan Pederson-Winner came down from Solon Springs to take me for a doctor’s appointment at the clinic. She enjoyed lunch with her brother, Jeff, at The Potter’s Shed earlier. Green Bay beat San Francisco on Sunday 17-3. Minnesota lost to Denver 20-10. A few people went to The Dollar Store in Spooner on Wednesday afternoon. Arlys Santiago, along with Jan Ogden and Karen Quam, went to Brainerd, Minn., over the weekend to attend the wedding of Steve and Jan Gerkin, son of Patty Gerkin. Try to leave your problems at work. There’s usually another set waiting for you at home.


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Field trip to Smith’s Poquette Lake Apple Orchard

Rees Whitmore and Peyton Ruiterman, under the supervision of owner Lynn Smith, watch the apples as they are being polished and sorted.

Jazman Thomas shows the apples that she picked herself. The young students all received a shiny new bucket to put their apples in.

Hope Foust shows the pumpkin she picked at the pumpkin patch next to the apple orchard.

Mallori Peterson tried with all her might to lift this pumpkin but had to settle for a photo of her with that pumpkin.

Photos by Larry Samson

TJ Hanson is looking to pick his second apple at the Smith’s Poquette Lake Apple Orchard. His Shell Lake 4K class was on a field trip to the orchard on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

The big apples were at the top of the tree, so Missy Melton enlisted the help of her mother, Natalie, so she could reach that special apple.


Whitetails Unlimited banquet held

Breken Frey is perhaps the youngest winner at the youth hunter table. Seven-month-old Breken was too young to hold the youth bow that his mother, Emily, was holding for him.

Julie Predni and Pam Brown each won a rifle in the Ed Snell Memorial Raffle. The raffle was set up in the name of Ed Snell, a former member of the committee. The profits from this raffle are donated to local school libraries.

Photos by Larry Samson

Graham Ruppel, from Artisan, earned the 15-year sponsorship award.

Chance Kidder won the Marlin 30/30 at the Northwest Wisconsin Whitetails Unlimited Banquet held Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Shell Lake Arts Center. The profits from the organization goes to help make hunting safer and enjoyable.

Tom Sarne, from Jack Link Beef Jerky, accepted the award for 20 years of sponsorship of Whitetails Unlimited.

Dale Parks, Gary Magnus, George Hanson and Jim Campbell earned a commemorative knife for their years of service to Whitetails Unlimited.



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Volleyball team faces tough competition

Caitlin Brereton goes up on the attack as teammates Grace Anderson and Amanda Brereton watch and anticipate.

Grace Anderson is on the attack against a strong Clayton team at Clayton on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The Lakers lost 3-0. Anderson is one of four underclassmen on the varsity team.

Photos by Larry Samson Senior Natalie Smith sets the ball for her teammate at the net. Shell Lake traveled to Cameron on Thursday, Oct. 1, losing in three games to the No. 1 team in the Lakeland Conference.

Tough loss for Spooner/Shell Lake team Goalkeeper Jake Sacco holds onto the ball and makes the save after the Baldwin forward makes inadvertent contact on this attempt. Spooner lost their Saturday, Oct. 3, game 0-6 to Baldwin in a close game. They trailed by two points after 47 minutes of play.

Freshman AJ Buchman is not afraid to take on the Baldwin/Woodville forward as he helps to defend the goal. As a midfield man, Buchman can play on offense and defense.

Photos by Larry Samson

Spooner midfield man John Hoellen jostles with the Baldwin player. Not only was he trying to take the ball away from the player, but he was also keeping the players from taking the ball upfield.

Elijah Hansen uses his head to help defend the goal as goalkeeper Jake Sacco watches and anticipates the ball. A goalkeeper can never let down his guard.



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Lakers meet up with tough Pepin/Alma football team

Tough going against the best team in the conference Larry Samson | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake football team went up against the best team in the Lakeland Conference South on Friday, Oct. 2. The undefeated Pepin/Alma Eagles came into town, focused on this game, and easily won 54-6. There was no doubt in the game, as the Eagles scored their first touchdown in the first minute. It was a 34-0 game after the first quarter. By the end of the game, they had racked up 480 yards total offense to Shell Lake’s 169 yards. The Pepin/Alma players and Shell Lake players showed great sportsmanship throughout the game, something that doesn’t always happen in a lopsided game. The coaches from both schools showed restraint and sportsmanship in the way they conducted the game. Pepin School has a Shell Lake connection in that their administrator, Bruce Quinton, is a Shell Lake graduate and was a Laker himself. Pepin/Alma is a football cooperative between two schools; their total enrollment is 137. The Eagles lost to Owen Withee in the Division 7 championship game and are coming back stronger and better this year. Shell Lake will be traveling to Clear Lake for their second-to-last game. The Friday, Oct. 9, game will be matchup between the fifth-place Clear Lake, 2-3, and the last-place Shell Lake with a 0-5 conference record. Clear Lake is coming off a 32-20 win over Frederic. Clear Lake has won their last two games and will be looking to make it three. Shell Lake’s final game will be Friday, Oct. 16, against Clayton. It will be Shell Lake’s homecoming game.

Photos by Larry Samson Quarterback Zach Melton is rushing as Jack Skluzacek and Travis Klassa try to block an Eagle defender. The Shell Lake players played hard from the start until the end as they played the state-bound Pepin/Alma Eagles on Friday, Oct. 2. The game was never in doubt as the Eagles rolled over the Lakers 54-6 in their conference matchup.

Running back James Crawford shows his ability to make the quick cut as he maneuvers between two Eagle defenders. The Pepin/Alma defenders held him to 20 yards’ rushing. RIGHT: The football was thrown just over the tips of Pepin/Alma defender Jonah Bacon and just off the fingertip of Laker James Crawford, who almost made the catch. Crawford had a good night with one touchdown on a 39-yard pass and run and 132 yards receiving.



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Cross-country team ready to run CUMBERLAND — The Shell Lake crosscountry team had a beautiful day out on the Cumberland Golf Course on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The weather was perfect for a run, just a bit of a cool feel and the rain and bugs held off.  Cumberland has a high-school-only course that consists of many hills, which makes it fun to watch as parents can stand close to one area and see students running across a ridge, down in to a valley, or up a quick hill.   In the girls competition, there was 75 runners. The boys race saw 77 competitors. Some great highlights were that  Lindsey Martin ran her first race of the season after joining the team. She did great.  Meredith Keven also finished her first race of the season as she is hopefully back now after dealing with an injury. Alyssa Hodgett has been improving about two minutes with each of the couple of races lately, making this race

Julia Pokorny Ali Deladi Katie Cox Ashlea Meister Clare Walker Emma Crosby Alyssa Hodgett Alecia Knoop Emily Parish Meredith Kevan Daniel Parish Linden Nelson Nathaniel Swan Marty Anderson Phabien Sturtze Luke Savas Konstantin Medvedev Ulan Kozegenov Shell Lake quarterback Zach Melton hands off the ball to fullback Travis Klassa, who tried to run it up the center of the line. Klassa was the lead rusher for Shell Lake as he ran for 30 yards on 12 attempts against a very tough Eagles defense.

Rails girls golf team takes second in regional play CUMBERLAND — The Spooner Rails girls golf team competed Tuesday, Oct. 6, in sectional competition, advancing after regional play Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Cumberland. Sectional competition was held in Pheasant Hills. Spooner’s Dani Dewitt was regional medalist with a score of 84. Other Spooner scores were Maddie Friedman, fourth with 88, Rachel Johnson, eighth with 95, Sydney Busch 112 and Lyndsey Hanson 109. — from Spooner girls golf

WIAA REGIONAL Team Results Top four teams advanced First: Hayward, 358 Second: Spooner, 376 Third: Stanley–Boyd, 390 Fourth: Ladysmith, 429 Fifth: Northwestern, 439 Sixth: Cumberland, 454 Seventh: Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, 472 Eighth: Colfax, 477 Ninth: Barron, 487

her fastest time of the season. Ali Deladi also improved by two minutes from the Rice Lake meet, making this her fastest race of the year. She was also the Lakers first finisher for the girls team. Linden Nelson was the first finisher for the boys. Luke Savas has continued to take off two minutes with each race this year, making Cumberland his fastest race of the season.  “I am so proud of these kids.  It is not always easy to run long distance, but they have been working hard and, for 90 percent of them, this was their fastest race of the year. With Hayward  this week Tuesday  and conference  next week Tuesday  we are winding down in season but ready to run,” stated Katrina Granzin, head cross-country coach. — from Shell Lake cross-country team

Results High school girls 23:55.6 22:51.7 25:57.6 25:28.9 25:31.5 31:03.4 30:49.0 30:49.0 DNC 22:18.8 High school boys 20:16.9 20:05.6 22:19.2 22:42.7 24:45.5 24:50.1 23:24.7 DNC

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Pink night for Spooner volleyball Larry Samson | Staff writer BLOOMER — The Spooner varsity volleyball team traveled to Bloomer on Thursday, Oct. 1, to play their conference rivals and to raise money for cancer research. The Pink game is a way for local schools to help make a difference with women’s breast cancer awareness. Both teams wore pink jerseys and pink socks. Coach Melissa Smith said after the game that the players were pumped up for the match but lost 3-0. “We had made

some changes to our rotation and even with our excitement we still could not quite play our best games,” Smith said. Spooner lost 6-25, 11-25 and 7-25. Spooner will travel to Chetek on Saturday, Oct. 10, for the conference tournament. “We hope all will come out for this important Heart O’ North tournament to help support the team.” The second part of the conference tournament will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15, at Spooner.

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Youth deer hunt provides great opportunity to introduce young hunters to the outdoors Oct. 10-11 hunt open to youths 10-15 with mentors MADISON – Youth hunters and those interested in mentoring young hunters are reminded to mark their calendars for this year’s Wisconsin youth deer hunt Saturday – Sunday, Oct. 10-11. The youth hunt allows boys and girls ages 10-15 to hunt with a gun or other legal weapon prior to the regular firearm seasons. The youth hunt is open to all resident and nonresident youth hunters with a gun deer license and appropriate tags. “This is a great opportunity for families and friends to mentor and train young hunters,” said Keith Warnke, hunting and shooting sports coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

“The memories made last a lifetime and sharing our conservation history and ethos with our children is a rewarding experience - I know from personal experiences with my own daughters.” Buck and antlerless deer permit tags included with a junior gun deer license are valid statewide for youth hunters. All youth hunters must be accompanied by a mentor 18 years of age or older. Youth ages 12-15 with a hunter education certificate may hunt within visual and voice range of a mentor. When accompanying one or two youths ages 12-15 that have successfully completed hunter education, a mentor is not required to possess a hunter education certificate or a current hunting license. Hunters ages 10 and 11, as well as those ages 12-15 that have not completed hunter education, may gain hunting experience under the Hunting Mentorship

Program. This program requires a youth to hunt within arm’s reach of a qualified mentor who has completed hunter education and holds a current hunting license. Only one weapon may be possessed jointly between youth and mentor. Mentors may not hunt using a firearm during the youth deer hunt weekend, and must possess a valid Wisconsin hunting license for the current hunting season. License type does not matter, unless the mentor will be hunting other game. Hunters of all ages are reminded to follow the four rules of firearm safety: • Treat every gun as if it were loaded; • Always point the muzzle in a safe direction; • Be sure of your target and beyond; and • Keep your finger out of the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot. To learn more about youth hunting and

general deer season regulations, search the DNR website,, for keywords “youth hunt” and “deer” respectively. First-time hunters and those that have not purchased a license in at least 10 years are eligible for a discounted first-time buyer license. Search keyword “license” for more information. As in previous years, those new to hunting can celebrate their first harvest with the official first deer certificate. Simply follow the instructions on the page to upload a photo of your first deer and describe your experience. For more information, and to create your own first deer certificate, search keywords first deer. For more information regarding deer hunting in Wisconsin, search keyword deer. – from the DNR


Sen. Bewley: “It’s time to stop wreaking havoc and do the right thing” MADISON — Wisconsin state Sen. Janet Bewley, D-Delta, released the following statement after joining Citizen Action of Wisconsin and legislators at an event in support of recovering $360 million for taxpayers.  Citizen Action collected more than 43,000 signatures in favor of this responsible proposal – the petitions filled a table at the Tuesday, Sept. 29, event. “The good news is that Gov. Walker’s decision to end his campaign changes the political reality and gives my Republican colleagues the opportunity to undo the damage that was done here at home. The bad news is that there is plenty of damage to undo.  Job one is to undo the governor’s decision to leave 360 million Wisconsin dollars in Washington for no reason other than partisan primary politics. That’s why my Democratic colleagues and I wrote to the Senate Majority Leader last week.   It’s time to bring these dollars home. Today I am proud to join advocates and people from across the state to drive home the point that it’s time to do the right thing. “Wisconsin taxpayers were left with

a deep budget hole, damaging and thoughtless cuts to UW campuses and our beloved Extension, and at least 80,000 deserving Wisconsinites were left without BadgerCare. Three Republican states have brought these dollars home this year alone.  One of the Republican governors still on the campaign trail correctly points out that this is the money of the people of his state. Walker’s presidential run was never a good enough reason to leave these dollars, and most importantly these families, behind.  The 5.8 million Wisconsinites should be able to count on this governor to put Wisconsin’s needs first. “Today it’s time to stop wreaking havoc and start doing the right thing.” — from the office of Sen. Bewley

RIGHT: State Sen. Janet Bewley joined Citizen Action of Wisconsin and legislators at an event held last week in support of recovering $360 million for taxpayers. - Photo submitted


Brook trout found within reclaimed cranberry marsh and flowage SPOONER – Tiny trout now swimming in a reclaimed cranberry marsh near Spooner offer proof that habitat restoration efforts produce results, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists say. The trout occupy Beaver Brook, the largest class 1 trout stream in Washburn County and home to naturally reproducing populations of brown and brook trout. In 2003, DNR and DOT partnered to purchase property known as Badger Cranberry that holds the small stream as an addition to the DNR-owned Beaver Brook Wildlife Area. The 541-acre addition to Beaver Brook contained 81 acres of old cranberry marsh and a 65 acre flowage that was historically the upper reaches of the trout stream. In the summer of 2008, removal of the flowage dam and dikes, and draining of the cranberry marshes took place in hope of restoring the trout stream, wetlands and a native plant community. “Initially, it was believed the area would not be able to sustain trout due to warm water temperatures,” said Craig Roberts, DNR fisheries biologist for Washburn County. “Even though we didn’t think trout could survive in the area, we believed rehabilitation work would increase water quality and benefit downstream trout populations. After several years of monitoring, we were all pleasantly surprised to find that trout appear to be settling in.” Following dam removal, water temper-

A restored section of Beaver Brook within the Beaver Brook Wildlife Area. – Photo by the WDNR atures have dropped 9 degrees to a yearly average of 63 degrees Fahrenheit in 2014,

sidered marginal for native brook trout to survive. In 2011, a fish survey showed no trout within the old flowage bed. Now, seven years after restoration efforts began, two 6-inch brook trout were found in early May of 2015. The survey was the first time trout had been found in that restored section of stream. To confirm the trout were not errant visitors, fisheries staff again surveyed the stream in late summer and found seven additional brook trout. “The latest survey found trout that ranged from 2.5 to 7.5 inches, suggesting multiple ages of trout are residing in the area,” Roberts said. “The fish were living in 72-degree water at that time, which is considered warm for brook trout. The fish are likely using the large amount of spring activity to survive in the area.” Though the finding doesn’t mean trout are permanently established there, it is a positive sign to see trout present in the restored area, Roberts said. Ultimately, the expansion of trout into the restored section of Beaver Brook will strengthen the overall population and lead to additional trout fishing opportunities. To learn more about the cranberry marsh restoration effort, search the DNR website,, for Beaver Brook Wildlife Area. Questions about the local fishery can be directed to Craig Roberts at 715-635-4095 or email craig.roberts@ – from

Roberts said. However, summer temperatures can range into the 70s which is con-

Adult enrichment opportunities at Shell Lake Schools SHELL LAKE — Shell Lake Community Ed will be offering the following classes. To register for classes, please call the community ed office at 715-468-7815, ext. 1337, or email jensenk@shelllake.k12. Exploring the iPad, Thursday, Oct. 15, 5-6:30 p.m. What all can this thing do? Apps, apps and more apps! Learn about the iPad through this class that explores its capabilities and provides you with a hands-on tutorial. Use your iPad to catch up on movies, connect with your friends, organize your life and more. You can even print from your iPad.   Must have five participants. Held at Shell Lake High School. Cost is $15. Cold process soap-making demo, Monday, Oct. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Come and watch how goat milk soap, using the coldprocess method, is made. Instructor and local soap maker Jennifer Kunselman will take you through the entire coldprocess soap making from beginning to end. 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/maximum 12. Cost is $12. Comparing Apples to Windows,

Thursday, Oct. 22, 5-6:30 p.m., Shell Lake High School. We have all compared apples to apples, right? Macs and PCs   lend themselves to fall into the apples-to-oranges comparison as both have dedicated followers, and each type  its own strengths and weaknesses. Explore and discuss the differences and similarities with instructor Sara Ducos. Come with questions, leave with answers and learn along the way. Must have five participants. Cost is $10. Facebook and more, Thursday, Oct. 29, 5-6:30 p.m., Shell Lake High School. This hands-on class explores the many benefits and powerful tools of social media by providing an overview of Facebook and Twitter. Special emphasis and a keen focus on security and privacy will help you navigate the Internet safely and securely. Basic computer skills and experience a plus. This is a great workshop to get your toe in the water so you can connect with family, friends and customers alike. The evolution of social media has come upon us with meteoric speed and with quite an impact. Participating in it calls for enhanced knowledge of the various social media applications, and a clear understanding of how to protect your privacy and maintain security. Must have five participants. Cost is $15.

Defibril Heartsaver AED-AHA, Thursday, Oct. 29, 5-9 p.m., Shell Lake High School.  Class instructor is registered nurse Danette Hopke. The Heartsaver AED course teaches the basic techniques of adult CPR and the use of the automated external defibrillator. You will learn about using barrier devices in CPR and giving first aid for choking. This course follows American Heart Association guidelines for performing CPR and using the AED. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register for the course, go to, or call 800-2439482, ext. 5045. Class No. 66812. The cost is $17.34 or $4.50 for seniors. Every Monday-Friday when school is in session…Walk the halls at SLHS: Keep yourself moving during the cool weather by walking the halls at the Shell Lake 3-12 School. Use the far left front door between the hours of 7:30-8:15 a.m. and 3:30-6 p.m. and put your walking shoes on. Feel free to grab a walking map off the bulletin board if you’re interested in tracking your mileage. Enrichment for kids after the bell rings 4K- fourth-grade programs: MondayFriday 3:30-5 p.m. PALS  is designed for students in 4K-first grade and LEAP is for students in second-fourth grade. Both programs are

academic/enrichment-based after-school programs available at Shell Lake Schools. Homework help, recreation, enrichment and structured reading programming will be available Monday through Thursday while Friday is focused on enrichment. Check out these weekly and daily programs for older students! Club S.T.E.M., SPARK!  1st Street at SLSC, 1st Street at TITW,  1st Street at U-Turn. Register at Open library  is a supervised space at the 3-12 School Monday-Friday for students  in fifth through 12th grade only.  Library hours take place on the following schedule.  Use the link above to let us know your student is coming — even if they only come once. MondayThursday 3:30-6 p.m., Friday 3:30-5 p.m. Open gym basketball and open weight room: 3-12 school gym, Sundays 5-7 p.m. Nov. 1, 8 and 15. Coming soon: Shell Lake PTA Carnival, Saturday, Nov. 7, 4-7 p.m. Games, prizes, food and fun for all ages. — from SLCE

Participation in UW-Madison online courses outstrips national average Parth Shah | WPR News Participation in the University of Wisconsin - Madison’s “massive online open courses” — also known as MOOCs — has skyrocketed to well above the national average following an overhaul of the university’s offerings. MOOCs are online courses that colleges and universities offer to the public free of charge, many of which garner thousands of users from across the globe. The classes made major headlines a few years ago when they were widely touted as a threat to higher education. When UW-Madison launched its pilot suite of MOOCs in fall of 2013, nearly 40,000 participants from around the globe enrolled per class. However, while enrollment was high, follow-through was not: The MOOCs only had a 2 percent active participation rate. The majority of those users were from outside the U.S., and only about 1 percent of participants were from Wisconsin. “We wanted a more active, engaged participant base, even if it meant a smaller participant cohort,” said Lika Balenovich, the lead communicator for UW-Madison’s MOOC program. The university launched its second phase of MOOC offerings this past January, but this time it took a differ-

ent approach. Whereas courses from the first phase had covered broad topics such as human evolution and globalization, the new courses all focused on one common theme — environmental issues and the Midwest. In addition to specifying the course offerings, the university hosted face-to-face events in Wisconsin on the course topics. As a result, there’s been a steep drop in enrollment: The average MOOC size in 2015 amounts to about 8,000 users. Participation, however, has skyrocketed to an average of nearly 57 percent. MOOCs are generally self-taught. Users watch videos created by the course instructor, complete various assessments and participate in online forums to learn the content. Because MOOCs do not grant college credit, participants generally have different expectations for the amount of information they want from the course. “Many participants register because it seems like an interesting course or something they would like to do in an ideal situation, but when the practicalities of actually spending the time to do it arise, they simply don’t participate,” said Professor Alan Carroll. The number of Wisconsinites participating in UW MOOCs also shot up.

Each course is roughly four weeks long. The next course to be offered is focused on forest ecology, and began this week.

Jack O’ Lantern Fest set at LFRC

SPOONER — Families are invited inside the Lakeland Family Resource Center on Saturday, Oct. 10, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., to visit, play and to paint a minipumpkin as part of Jack O’ Lantern Fest. No preregistration is required. The Spooner Moms Club is sponsoring a bake sale with 50 percent of the proceeds to benefit Santa’s visit to LFRC in December. Harmon House, Spooner Moms Club, Spooner PTO, Washburn County Department of Health and Human Services and many generous volunteers and donors are sponsoring Jack O’ Lantern Fest at LFRC. — from LFRC


Obituaries Send death notices/obituaries to P.O. Box 455, Shell Lake, WI 54871 or email

William “Bill” Francis Lindenberger William “Bill” Lindenberger, 86, Spooner, Wis., passed away at Spooner Health System on Sept. 29, 2015. Bill was born to Fred and Frances Lindenberger in Pierce County, Wis., on Dec. 1, 1928. He graduated from Prescott High School in 1946 and then joined the U.S. Navy. He separated from the Navy in 1948 and then enrolled in the Wisconsin State Teachers College in River Falls. In 1950 he was recalled to the Naval Reserve to continue his tour of duty. When

discharged, Bill returned to school in River Falls. After graduating he taught high school in Fairchild, Wis. In 1955, Bill married Nancy Weber from Birchwood, Wis., and soon after, in 1956, moved to Spooner to work for Washburn County and University of Wisconsin Extension. After retiring from this position in 1984, he went on to sell real estate in the Spooner area for another 10 years. During his life, Bill played college football at River Falls, boxed competitively in the Navy and Golden Gloves, and obtained his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin. Bill is survived by his wife, Nancy; his son, Gary; his

daughter-in-law, Wanda; his grandson, Scott; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; one sister, Doris; and two brothers, Roger and Douglas. A memorial service was held Oct. 5 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner with Pastor Russ Leeper officiating. Interment was at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorials be made to the Washburn County Food Pantry or the Washburn County Humane Society. The Scalzo-Taylor Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

Stephanie S. Gramberg Stephanie S. Gramberg, 40, Shell Lake, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at her home. She was born March 18, 1975, in St. Paul, Minn., to Clark and Helen (Foose) Vier. Steph grew up in River Falls until sixth grade when they moved to Afton. She graduated from Stillwater High School in 1994, then moved to Spooner. Steph married Dean Kuechle and they later divorced. Three years later, she was married to Wayne Schultz Jr. for a little over a year until he died tragically. She worked for several years at Holiday, Beaver Manufacturing and Becky’s. Steph took a job with the Wash-

burn County Sheriff’s Department as a dispatcher/jailer for the last 11 years. After a lengthy courtship, she was married in Shell Lake on Aug. 10, 2013, to Lee Gramberg. Steph loved animals of all kinds, especially horses, which she has always had. She was a talented cook and baker, was active in her community including FFA and 4-H. Steph tended to take care of others before herself and was generous with her time, energy and resources. She is survived by her husband, Lee Gramberg, Shell Lake; her children, Danielle Kuechle, Rice Lake, Austin Schultz, Shell Lake, and Tyler Gramberg, Springbrook; her parents, Clark (Virginia) Vier of Mahtomedi, Minn.,

and Helen Resong of Grant, Minn.; siblings, Heidi (Ted) Mosso, Madison, Michelle Kuss (Mark Blaisdell), Afton, Minn., Brad (Penny) Vier, Woodbury, Minn., and Tami (Paul) Brudzinski, North St. Paul, Minn.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and her Washburn County Sheriff’s Department family. Memorial services were held Oct. 3 at Full Gospel Church, Shell Lake, with Tom Terrill, Washburn County chaplain coordinator, officiating. Burial of cremains was in Shell Lake Cemetery. Skinner Funeral Home of Shell Lake was entrusted with arrangements.

Joyce E. Schraufnagel Joyce E. Schraufnagel, 80, Shell Lake, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at Glenview Assisted Living Center in Shell Lake. She was born Feb. 4, 1935, in Ashland, Wis., to George and Florence “Happy” (Baker) Kunsky. Joyce graduated from Ashland High School in 1953 and worked at Northern State Bank in Ashland. She was married in Ashland on Jan. 2, 1954, to her high school sweetheart, Dennis Schraufnagel. Shortly thereafter, they moved to

Senior lunch menu

Monday, Oct. 12: Chili with cheese, sour cream, crackers, banana, corn muffin. Tuesday, Oct. 13: No-peek chicken over rice, buttered carrots, apple pie. Wednesday, Oct. 14: Baked ham, cheesy hash brown casserole, green beans, pistachio pudding. Thursday, Oct. 15: Chicken Alfredo over egg noodles, steamed broccoli, cake. Friday, Oct. 16: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, buttered beets, sugar

Marengo, Wis., where their three children were born. From there, they moved several times as Dennis pursued his career, eventually settling in Shell Lake in 1977, and soon after they founded Lake Insurance Agency where Joyce worked until retirement. While working, she was active in the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce. After retirement, Joyce truly enjoyed being active in the North Country Master Gardeners, bicycling, attending cultural events in the Twin Cities and Eau Claire and traveling. Joyce’s favorite times were spent with family, and she loved nothing more than getting to see her great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed meeting her BFFs, Wanda and Carol, for a drink and dinner. Joyce was an avid reader and al-

cookie. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, call your senior center to confirm. Menu is subject to change. All meals served with bread, butter, coffee, milk and water. Dining at 5 Shell Lake, Monday, Oct. 12: Porcupine meatballs with gravy, Parmesan butternut squash, fresh garden salad, pumpkin pie. Call 715468-4750 for reservations. Suggested donation is $5.


Thurs., Oct. 8, 3 - 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 9, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Shell Lake United Methodist Church Exercise bike; table/chairs; Pack ‘N Play; Christmas decorations & tree; estate sale items. Doors will not open until 3 p.m. on Thurs. 635863 8rp

ways had her Kindle or iPad close at hand. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis, on Jan. 28, 2011, her parents and her sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Hansen. She is survived by her daughter, Denise (Dale) Severin, Superior; sons, Patrick (Clarissa) Schraufnagel, Belleville, Ill., and David (Valerie) Schraufnagel, Shell Lake; six grandchildren, Kyle (Christy) Severin, Jesse (Megan) Severin, Mathew (Krista) Schraufnagel, Forrest (Stefawnie) Schraufnagel, Sarah Schraufnagel and Logan Schraufnagel; nine great-grandchildren, Brayden, Bower, Adelynn, Parker, Dena, Lily, Jared, Xander and McGrady; brothers-in-law, James (Carol) and Robert (Louise); and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A funeral Mass was held Oct. 7 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shell Lake, with Father Ed Anderson officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Shell Lake. Pallbearers were her grandchildren. The Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.

Fall German Dinner Faith Lutheran Church

(Located on Luther Rd. on the south end of Spooner)

Wednesday, October 14, 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Menu: Roast Pork, Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Mixed Vegetables, Applesauce, Dumplings, Dinner Rolls & Black Forest Cake. Adults:

5 - 12 Years:



Under 5:

Carryout Available


Music by Joey & The Pickled Herring Join us for food and fellowship!

Shell Lake Fire Department reminder:

Hear the beep where you sleep every bedroom needs a working fire alarm!

SHELL LAKE — Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm! Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, the Shell Lake Area Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement. “In a fire, seconds count,” said Shell Lake Fire Chief Keith Dahlstrom. “Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out.” According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, three out of five fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages: • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home,



including the basement. • Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do. • Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button. • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly. • Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it. • If the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. Go to your outside meeting place. • Call the fire department from outside the home. The Shell Lake Area Fire Department visited with firstand second-graders at the Shell Lake Primary School on Tuesday, Oct. 6, firefighters did a presentation with firstand second-graders at the Shell Lake Primary School during Fire Prevention Week. On Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5-8 p.m., fire prevention information and treats will be handed out at the Shell Lake Fire Hall. Through these educational, family-oriented activities, residents can learn more about the importance of having a working smoke alarm in every bedroom. To learn more about smoke alarms and Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm! visit NFPA’s website at fireprevenoonweek. org and - submitted

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FALL FUNDRAISER Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 6 - 10 p.m.

Indian Creek American Legion Hall Adults: $5 • 16 & Under: Free Music For Dancing By Dick Durand • Games for Adults & Children • Silent Auction • Live Auction • Door Prizes • Meal Available (Freewill Offering)


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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

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.;

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.

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

Full Gospel

Spooner Baptist

Church of the Nazarene

W3114 Church Rd., Sarona Pastor Mary Strom 8:30 a.m. Outdoor Worship Service, 9:30 a.m. Coffee and Fellowship, 10:15 Indoor Worship Service. Holy Communion: First and third Sundays and Festival Sundays.


Northwoods Baptist


Long Lake Lutheran Church

Shell Lake Full Gospel


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

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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


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.

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.

Cornerstone Christian

United Methodist

(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.

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

Faith Lutheran

Pastor Steve Miller Sunday Worship 9 a.m.

(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.

Sarona Methodist

Some questions have no answers. Other questions have just one possible answer. One question is essential: what must I do to inherit eternal life? Hear the answer this week in church.

Mark 10:17-31

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.


Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

ome questions are better than others.


Trinity Lutheran

Barronett Lutheran



Lake Park Alliance

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.

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.

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 23:1-9, 16-17

Hebrews 4:12-16

Psalm 22:1-15

Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 by the Consultation on Common Texts for

Sunday, October 11, 2015 Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost hris came home from school with a note describC ing his involvement in a fight with his best friend, Will. They had a major disagreement over whose turn it

was at bat and ended up in the principal’s office. Embarrassed, his mother was lecturing him about the importance of settling disagreements without fighting. “I want you to be good!” she demanded. Looking her in the eye he said, “But I don’t want to be good if I can’t have my way! That’s being a sissy!” Many have an attitude like Chris’. It’s my way or no way. But there was one man who chose to be different. “Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me ... to the place where you dwell.” The Psalmist was in a difficult situation. He had strayed from God and was well aware of his need for restoration. He had lost his close and personal relationship with God who had been his stronghold. He was struggling in a life filled with darkness. He was well aware that the light that guided him was gone from his life, and he was wandering aimlessly looking for forgiveness and direction. No matter what he possessed or who he knew, there was only one who could help him. In his heart of hearts he knew that he needed God’s light to be his guiding light and his truth to lead him to his redeemer. Without his light to lead him and his truth to transform and restore him he had no hope. In desperation he asked God to give him his light and his truth that would lead him into his presence and he would once again enjoy his salvation. This Psalm begins with “O God” - a God who seems far and distant. It ends with “My God” - one who is in his heart.

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by Mary Nilssen

It was a beautiful fall day for the annual Cranberry Festival in Stone Lake on Saturday, Oct. 3. There were close to 35,000 people this year due to our nice weather. There were 54 entries in our 2015 baking contest this year, 38 from the seniors and 16 from the juniors. If you were a winner and were not there to receive your prize, it will be mailed to you soon. Junior division winners Cakes and desserts: Hannah Zacharias, first place; Hannah Zacharias, second place; and Sophia Krauff, third place. Cookies and bars: Hannah Zacharias, first place; Sarah Skagen, second place; Corrine Knight, third place. Pies: Gwyneth Trude, first place; Hannah Zacharias, second place; Hannah Zacharias, third place. Breads and muffins: Hannah Zacharias, first place; Hannah Zacharias, second place; there was no third-place entry. Junior grand prizewinner of $50 was Hannah Zacharias. Congratulations, Hannah! Senior division winners Cakes and desserts: Chandra Susedik, first place; Ann Keil, second place; Barb Hartz, third place. Cookies and bars: Brad Berlach, first place; Chandra Susedik, second place; Martha Zacharias, third place. Pies: Tanya Hofer, first place; Cheryl Lee, second place; Christine Davidson, third place. Breads and muffins: Lynn Dingle, first place; Brad Betlach, second place; Martha Zacharias, third place. Senior grand prizewinner of $50 was Brad Betlach. Congratulations, Brad! Thank you to all for taking the time and talent to enter this year’s contest. You are all winners. A special thank-you to the wonderful volunteers for their time and talents each year. They are Janet Rowney, Mickey Burke, Jeanne Hornak, Barb Peterson, Jane McAndrews and our one-and-only Dave Langham. You all did a marvelous job and without your great help this would not be a smooth operation as it is every year. See you all next October at Cranfest 2016! The Stone Lake Community Wetland Park extends gratitude to those folks who came out to the picnic in the park two

weeks ago. The weather was beautiful, there was lots of food, some information on the big buckthorn eradication project and just a general good time was had by all. Thanks also to everyone who has joined the Friends of the Park with their membership donations. You have been very generous and these funds will be crucial to the big job that is being undertaken. Hopefully, some of you folks will come to the Wetland Park parking lot on Thursday morning, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m., for a great training session on destroying buckthorn. Some of you already know that not only our Wetland Park, but also our town is full of this nasty shrub, and Buckthorn Field Day is a free session aimed at teaching folks how to eradicate it from their own property. The Stone Lake Museum is now closed for the season. The museum grew larger and more interesting every day this season, and the nearly 150 folks who visited it on Cranberry Fest Saturday really seemed to enjoy it a lot. It opened at 8 a.m. on Saturday, and finally closed at 6:15 p.m. Folks just kept coming. Our guest register showed that 966 people actually signed in this season, and we wonder how many did not sign in. We think we topped 1,000 guests for the first time, this year. The Stone Lake Area Historical Society extends gratitude to everyone who supported our wine-by-the-glass fundraising effort during the Cranberry Festival, both those who worked in the booth, and those who enjoyed the wine. The weather was great, and the booth sold out by 2:15 p.m. The historical society is very pleased to announce that their most recent project, a book titled “Finding The Pioneers and Places in Early Stone Lake,” sold out within two weeks of arriving from the printer, so now those folks who were hoping to purchase them for themselves or give them as Christmas gifts will need to call Connie Schield at 715-865-4940 to place a hold on the book as the next group is printed. We are not sure how soon we can get delivery, but it will be in time for Christmas giving. Thank you for your wonderful support of the projects of our historical society. They try very hard to bring Stone Lake’s history to the community in ways that will preserve it forever. Sadly, we are losing many of the offspring of our FOR UPCOMING FEATURES CALL 715-635-2936 Check us out on the Web! earliest settlers, so we must •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• constantly strive to gather information so these brave pioneers and their efforts will never be forgotten. Local instructor Judy “A GREAT PLACE TO Holmes just returned from SEE A MOVIE” the SCW Midwest Fitness 715-635-2936 PG PG-13 Daily: 7:10 p.m. Daily: 7:00 p.m. 238 Walnut St. Conference in Chicago, Matinees Sat. & Sun.: 1:10 p.m. Matinees Sat. & Sun.: 1:00 p.m. Spooner, Wis. where Jillian Michaels of •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• “The Biggest Loser” was Admission: Adults $7 - Kids 4-12 & Seniors $5 - Matinees $5 All Seats the keynote speaker. While THE

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Elijah’s life has had its share of many ups and downs, A lot of people loved him yet he still got bounced around. A big hound mix, not quite four years, who needs a stable home, He hopes that this will happen after you have read this poem. At least three different families he has lived with in one year, Elijah just wants one forever home; that is quite clear. He gets along with children and he thinks cats are all right, But dogs he’s just not too sure of, so that could cause a fight. He is just one big baby, you can see it in his face, And home is the one thing he wants that cannot replaced. Dogs for adoption:  4-year-old female tricolored walker hound; 3-year-old female black and tan hound and a 3-year-old neutered cocker spaniel mix. Cats for adoption:  11-week-old male white/black shorthair tiger; 4-month-old female black/brown/white shorthair tigers;  4-1/2-monthold male orange/white shorthair tiger; 4-year-old neutered four-paw declawed black shorthair; 1-year-old female black/white 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; 3-year-old neutered white/gray shorthair; two 5-month-old shorthair black/white tigers; 4-year-old neutered gray/white shorthair and a 3-year-old female shorthair tortie. Strays include:  Two adult huskies, female black/white microchipped wearing a tan collar and a red/white male, no collar or chip found in Sarona. Please remember to spay and neuter your pets!  Low-income assistance available through our SNAP program.

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there, Judy attended lectures on training during menopause, energize naturally, exercise and aging, and core essentials. She participated in myofascial release techniques, aerobic dance with Petra Kolber, core training, barre intensity and Bhangra dancing led by a former contestant of “So You Think You Can Dance,” Shahil Patel. Judy completed the courses to earn 21 hours of continuing education credits. For information on her own Stone Lake classes, she can be reached at 715-865-3005. On Thursday, Nov. 12, a veterans dinner will be held 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 good week and be safe. Mary Nilssen can be reached at 715-8654008 or

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I, Lolita Olson, Washburn County Clerk, do hereby certify that the following is a true and correct summarized version of the monthly meeting of the Washburn County Board of Supervisors held on September 29, 2015. Complete copies of record of all resolutions, ordinances, and attachments, from this meeting are on file in the Washburn County Clerk’s Office, 10 4th Ave., Shell Lake, WI 54871, (715/4684600). Minutes are available after approval online at Further, all ordinances shall be effective upon adoption. Publication of ordinances shall occur in accordance with Section 59.14 of the Wis. Statutes. All Washburn County Code provisions are available at the office of the Washburn County Clerk or on-line at http:// Pursuant to Sect. 65.90 (5) (a) Wis. Stats. Notice is hereby given that some of these resolutions may contain amendments to the 2014 County Budget. NOTE: These minutes as published herein are subject to corrections, deletions or additions upon approval at the next County Board meeting. Dated this 5th day of October, 2015. Lolita Olson Washburn County Clerk

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Call Meeting to Order at 6:00 p.m. by Chair Sather. Notice of Meeting was read by County Clerk Olson. Roll Call was taken by County Clerk Olson. Present: 20, Excused: 1 (Haessig); no youth present. Approval of Agenda on motion by Fiedler, Wilson, MC. Citizen Comments - none at this time. Correspondence - none at this time. Discussion and Possible Action on Administration Reorganization - Mindy Dale reviewed actions taken to date; reviewed motions made by Finance/Personnel and the Chair’s recommendation to have this meeting in order to resolve the matter. A resolution will be prepared for adoption at the October board meeting pending this meeting’s outcome. Reviewed date for new positions to begin, advertising for the Finance Director; utilizing consultant for recruitment for Admin. Coord/HR and need for 2/3 approval for expense, compensation of interim appointments are addressed in the county handbook, financing of interim pieces should not require any “budget juggling,” contingency costs would be used for 2015 recruitment or legal costs, unless all done in 2016. Reviewed purpose of the closed session. Question by Supvr. Krantz regarding if recommendations had been made for interim persons; discussions had been made but no formal recommendation; this body will decide tonight on how that will be structured. Question by Supvr. Krantz regarding outside recruiting costs and who would be deciding as to which company would be used; the county board could do so, but Personnel could also make that decision. Question by Supvr. Lee regarding budget changes; any changes to 2015 budget would need to be 2/3; 2016 would be majority. Question by Supvr. Hansen regarding having to wait until October; per the Chair and Corp. Counsel, the county board rules of procedure require that all resolutions be in writing which then can be ratified in October. 8. Motion to go into Closed Session for discussion of specific personnel matters related to Administration reorganization and discussion with legal counsel regarding same pursuant to: Wis. Stat. § 19.85(1)(c) for considering employment, compensation and/or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility; § 19.85(1)(f) for preliminary consideration of specific personnel problems which, if discussed in public, would be likely to have a substantial adverse effect upon the reputation of any person involved in such personnel problems; and, § 19.85(1)(g) for conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice. Motion made by Wilson, seconded by Halverson, to go into closed session and to include Attys. Kohler and Dale, Mike Keefe. Discussed. Motion amended by Wilson to include both attorneys but to have Mike Keefe come in as needed; and also as needed Lolita Olson; seconded by Halverson. Roll Vote on amended motion: Yes (20), No (0); MC; Roll Vote on motion to go into closed session: Yes (20), No (0). MC. 9. Motion to reconvene to Open Session and act on items from closed session, if necessary and appropriate, and continue with additional agenda items. Motion made by Halverson, seconded by Wilson, MC. 10. Discussion and Possible Action on Administration Reorganization - Ms. Dale stated that an item for discussion is the process to hire an Admin Coord/HR to be effective 1/1/16 or soon thereafter - the question for discussion is how to recruit for that position and if the county wants to use an outside agency to do that, how does the purchasing policy fit into this. Clerk Olson reviewed the policy, determination is that 3 informal RFPs would be needed for costs between $5,000 and $20,000. This will be incorporated into the motion, which Supvr. Bobin asked Ms. Dale to read: “Motion to fill stand alone Finance Director position effective January 1, 2016, or as soon thereafter as possible, and to start recruitment immediately using internal county staff and resources; And, effective November 7, 2015, assign the Administrative Coordinator duties of the Administrative Coordinator/Finance Director position to the County Clerk, Lolita Olson, on an interim basis, until the Admin. Coordinator/HR position is filled, with additional compensation pursuant to Washburn County Employee Handbook from the amounts remaining in the Admin/Personnel Department budget for the Admin. Coordinator/Finance Director position; And, effective November 7, 2015, assign the Finance Director duties of the Admin. Coordinator/Finance Director to Kathy Pfister, current county accountant, on an interim basis until the Finance Director position is filled, with additional compensation pursuant to Washburn County Employee Handbook from the amounts remaining in the Finance Department budget for the Admin. Coordinator/ Finance Director; And, effective November 7, 2015, for the interim Finance Director and the HR Director to report to the interim Administrative Coordinator until the Admin. Coordinator/HR Director position is filled; And, the Admin. Coordinator/HR Director position be filled effective January 1, 2016, or as soon thereafter as possible, with a recruitment to be conducted by an outside agency, with an RFP to be completed pursuant to county policy with the County Clerk to request informal bids and the Personnel Committee to review the bids on or before October 20, 2015, so the Personnel Committee can make a recommendation to the Finance Committee and then to the County Board on October 20, 2015, for the expenditure for the recruitment to be approved.” Supvr. Bobin so moved, seconded by Supvr. Esser. Ms. Dale will put this all into a resolution. Roll Vote: Yes (18), No (2) Waggoner, Sather; MC. 11. Citizen Comments - none. 12. Audit Per Diems on motion by Halverson, seconded by Wilson, MC. 13. Adjourn at 7:43 p.m. on motion by Mackie, seconded by Fiedler; MC. Respectfully submitted this 2nd day of October, 2015. Lolita Olson, County Clerk 636048 8r WNAXLP


It has been chilly in the mornings with white frost. Did I say it wouldn’t freeze until Oct. 18? Well, I guess I was wrong. It’s only to be in the 60s this week. Time to snuggle down with blankets when we go to sleep. Brr! What’s ahead? Happy birthday to Castin Melton, Oct. 15, when Castin turns 9 years old. Enjoy your special day Castin. A very happy birthday to Brady Forrestal on Oct. 16. Many more to you Brady. A very happy anniversary to Brady and Megan Forrestal as they celebrate their special day Oct. 16 with many more. Also a very happy anniversary to Chuck and Kerry Russell on their wedding day Oct. 16. May you enjoy many more. A very happy anniversary to Everett and Verna Lindstrom who are married 63 years on Oct. 18. May you enjoy many more. A very happy birthday to Charlotte Thompson as she enjoys that special day Oct. 18. Live it up Charlotte. Oct. 19, a very happy birthday to Rachel Spears and also wishes go out to Logan Melton. Enjoy your special day. Mitch Beaufeaux, a very happy birthday to you on Oct.20. Many more to you. Happy birthday to Sonny Erickson on Oct. 21 when Sonny turns 76. Also a happy birthday to Rick Lauterbach when he turns 48. Have a great on Rick. Cindy Roberts, a very happy birthday to you, too. Many more. A very happy anniversary to Stanley and June Wickman who are married 73 years on Oct. 21. The Wickmans raised three sons and they are the longest married people I write about. Congratulations. On Sunday, Penny Ladd and children, Remington, Ry and Ree came to see me. We went to Smith’s Poquette Lake Apple Orchard and boy were they busy. I saw cars from Minnesota there. Word spreads. I hope all of you are getting out for a drive and some of those good apples and of course those sweets are so good and the dried fruits are so good. This year they have raspberries so they are great in your oatmeal. Are you looking for a night of enjoyment? Well plan to take in the Clam River Tuesday Club fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Indian Creek Hall. It is from 6-10 p.m. There will be lots of old-time music for dancing, auctions, and much more. What a terrible shooting in Oregon. Yes, there were nine killed plus the shooter. I can’t image why he did it. He was only 26 years old. What a nightmare for the parents who had children killed. One day this past week, Darren Sahlstrom came to Jim and Sandy Atkinson’s and cleaned their chimney and also helped Jim with the wood. What a nice gesture Darren.



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 required. • 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


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by Pauline Lawrence Our deepest sympathy to the family of Stephanie Gramberg, 40, who passed away this week from cancer. She leaves behind a son, Austin, a daughter, Dani, and her husband, Lee. Funeral services were held at the Full Gospel Church on Saturday. May the family know you are in our special thoughts and prayers. On Wednesday, Duane Johnson combined the soybeans across from my house. He finished on Thursday. That field of beans was one of the nicest crop of beans that I saw. I hope you got a good yield, Duane. Sept. 30, we got a great frost. Yes, Old Jack Frost came a creeping throughout the countryside and sprinkled frost I do believe it has froze very nice since and this week it will be chilly again. Those coyotes are howling. Yes, they’re across Lakeview Church Road and every night they certainly haven’t lost their voices. The other night they were a howling and I opened the patio door and hollered out “Hey you out there, don’t you ever sleep? Go home and sleep.” You know it was very quiet when I yelled out. Maybe they were listening. Nov. 1 it’s time to set those clocks back one hour. I wish they would leave out clocks alone. Leaves are continuing to turn colors. I see by Shell Lake they’re really turning. I see wild geese are flying. It’s that time of year. They wave their wings as if they are saying, “We’re here. We’re here.” My cat, Fazz, is a spazz! Yes, she’s on the go all the time and she instigates fighting. She isn’t mean but always picks on the dogs. She looks like she want to fight. This past week, Rory was running around the coffee table with Ram right after him. They went in the dining room, around the table and all of a sudden, Ram must have looked back and here was the cat! I tell you he just about died from the expression on the face and he just flew up by me. It was so funny it might have made the “Funniest Home Videos.” It’s time for Evelyn Melton. Yes, next weekend, Robin Melton will be home at Evelyn’s plus the cleaning crew. Evelyn tells us the kids will do the yard work, wash windows, etc. It’s a nice job to get done, isn’t it? Our deepest sympathy to Lisa and Amy Mangelsen on the death of their mother, Rose Mangelsen. Gary and Beth Crosby enjoyed going to Branson, Mo. This past week, Beth went on a trip to Nashville, telling us she enjoyed it. The Crosby brothers, Shorty and Tom, are building a dry cow barn and a heifer barn. Beth says it’s to be 192 feet long, a big building. It’s to be separate from the cow barn. Karen Knoop is doing about the same. Diane Hulleman went to Nashville with a busload of others. While there they saw the Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry and much more. They came home Saturday evening. On Saturday, Steve Hulleman, Mike and Nancy Murray, Mike and Sonja and son Charles, Jackie, Ryan and Mark Perlt, Nicole and son Jameson and Chris Hulleman and son Lucas and friend were at Diane’s and

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Publication Title - Washburn County Register Publication Number - 666-900 Filing Date - October 1, 2015 Issue Frequency - Weekly Number of Issues Published Annually - 52 Annual Subscription Price - $30.00 Mailing Address of Known Office of Publication - 11 West 5th Avenue, Washburn County, Shell Lake, WI 54871 Mailing Address of Headquarters or General Business Office of Publisher - P.O. Box 490, Frederic, WI 54837-0490. Publisher - Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association, 303 Wisconsin Avenue North, Frederic, WI 54837-0490. Editor - Gary B. King, 303 Wisconsin Avenue North, Frederic, WI 54837-0490, Managing Editor - Douglas Panek, 303 Wisconsin Avenue North, Frederic, WI 54837-0490. The Owner is Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association, 303 Wisconsin Avenue North, Frederic, WI 54837-0490. Known Bondholders, Mortgagees, and Other Security Holders Owning or Holding 1 Percent or More of Total Amount of Bonds, Mortgages or Other Securities - none. Publication Title - Washburn County Register Issue Date for Circulation Data Below - 9-30-15 Actual Average No. No. Copies Copies Each of Single Issue Issue During Published Extent and Nature of Preceding 12 Nearest to Circulation Months Filing Date

a. Total Number of Copies (Net press run) .............................. 1,864 1,845 b. Paid Circulation (By Mail and Outside The Mail) (1) Mailed Outside-County Paid Subscriptions Stated on PS Form 3541 (Include paid distribution above nominal rate, advertiser’s proof copies, and exchange copies) ............. 358 347 (2) Mailed In-County Paid Subscriptions Stated on PS FORM 3541 (Include paid distribution above nominal rate, advertiser’s proof copies, and exchange copies.. 846 917 (3) Paid Distribution Outside the Mails Including Sales Through Dealers and Carriers, Street Vendors, Counter Sales, & Other Paid Distribution Outside USPS®.......................................... 391 386 (4) Paid Distribution by Other Classes of Mail Through the USPS (e.g. First-Class Mail®)...................................... 0 0 c. Total Paid Distribution (Sum of 15b(1) , (2) , (3) and (4) ................. 1,595 1,650 d. Free or Nominal Rate Distribution (By Mail and Outside the Mail) (1) Free or Nominal Rate Outside-County Copies Included on PS Form 3541... 98 22 (2) Free or Nominal Rate InCounty Copies Included on PS Form 3541.......................... (3) Free or Nominal Rate Copies Mailed at Other Classes Through the USPS (e.g. First-Class Mail)............ 0 0 (4) Free or Nominal Rate Distribution Outside the Mail (Carriers or other means) ..................................... 23 23 e. Total Free or Nominal Rate Distribution (Sum of 15d (1) , (2) , (3) and (4)............................... 121 45 f. Total Distribution (Sum of 15c and 15e) ......................................... 1,716 1,695 g. Copies not Distributed (See Instruction to Publishers #4 (page #3)) ................................. 150 150 h. Total (Sum of 15f and g) .............. 1,866 1,845 j. Percent Paid (15c divided by 15f times 100)................................ 92.95% 97.35% 16. Electronic Copy Circulation a. Paid Electronic Copies............... 28 28 b. Total Paid Print Copies (Line 15c) + Paid Electronic Copies (Line 16a)....................................... 1,623 1,678 c. Total Print Distribution (Line 15f) + Paid Electronic Copies (Line 16a)....................................... 1,744 1,723 d. Percent Paid (Both Print & Electronic Copies) (16b divided by 16c x 100).................................. 93.06 97.39 X I certify that 50% of all my distributed copies (electronic and print) are paid above a nominal price. 17. Publication of Statement of Ownership X Will be printed in the October 7, 2015, issue of this publication. I certify that all information on this form is true and complete. I understand that anyone who furnishes false or misleading information on this form or who omits material or information requested on the form may be subject to criminal sanctions (including fines and imprisonment) and/or civil sanctions (including civil penalties). Douglas Panek, 635941 8r WNAXLP Manager


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Notices/Employment (Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-15 Plaintiff vs. JOSEPH F. SEILENBINDER, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 14 CV 146 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on July 13, 2015, in the amount of $104,209.36 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 21, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following terms: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: The S 1/2 - SW 1/4 of Section 22, Township 42, Range 12 West, Washburn County Wisconsin, except: A parcel of land in the SW 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 22, Township 42 North Range 12 West as described in Volume 352, Page 205A and recorded with the Washburn County Register Of Deeds. Said parcel includes all land of the owner included in the following described traverse: Beginning at the South 1/4 Corner of Section 22, Township 42 North, Range 12 West; Thence N 1 Degree 29’ 44” East 61.56’ along the Centerline of Brooklyn Road; thence 88 Degrees 30’ 16” East 33.00’ to a monument on the East R/W Line of Brooklyn

Road; thence S 88 Degrees 42’ 00” E 261.16’ to a monument; thence N 82 D; 46’ 09” E 101.13’ to a monument; thence S 88 Degrees 42’ 00” E 1,700.00’ to a monument; thence S 82 Degrees 49’ 1” E 151.38’ to a monument; thence S 88 Degrees 8’ 15” E 372.71’ to a monument on the Section Line between Section 22 and 23, Township 42 North, Range 12 West; thence S 1 Degree 32’ 57” W 5,732’ along the East Line of Section 27, Township 42 North, Range 12 West, thence N 88 Degrees 27’ 3” W 33.00’ to a monument on the West R/W Line of Newton Road; thence N 88 Degrees 8’ 15” W 340.41’ to a monument; thence S 85 Degrees 45’ 39” W 150.11’ to a monument; thence N 88 Degrees 42’ 00” W 1,300.00’ to a monument; thence N 80 Degrees 10’ 9” W 101.12’ to a monument; thence N 88 Degrees 42’ 00” W 881.57’ to a monument on the East R/W Line of Brooklyn Road; thence N 88 Degrees 30’ 16” W 33.00’ to Centerline of said Brooklyn Road; thence N 1 Degree 29’ 44” E 58.44’ to the South 1/4 of Section 22, Township 42 North, Range 12 West, said Point also being the Point of beginning. AND All existing, future or potential common law or statutory easements or rights of access between the right of way of the highway, currently designated as STH77 and all of the abutting real property of the owner(s) wheterh aquired real estate abuts on the said highway; that land of the owner in the SW 1/4 - SE 1/4 of Section 22, T. 42 N. R. 12 W., lying North of the above-described lands. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N12910 Brooklyn Road, Minong, WI 54859. TAX KEY NO.: 65-030-2-42-1222-4 03-000-002000. Dated this 18th day of September, 2015. 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. 635272 WNAXLP


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Joshua D. Estes, Rice Lake, operating motor vehicle without carrying license, $150.10; operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Ethan J. Harrington, Birchwood, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50; operating while suspended, $200.50. Jacob A. Heinicke, New Hope, Minn., speeding, $295.00. Kelly A. Loew, Eau Claire, reckless driving, no amount given. Neil R. McClelland, Herbster, improper display of license plates/ tags, $200.00. Christopher R. Pelner, Wisconsin Rapids, unreasonable and imprudent speed, $213.10.

Jennifer E. Pierce, Birchwood, untagged dog, $187.90. Jeremy J. Schmitz, Grand Rapids, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Timothy J. Wohlk, Almena, operator violate red traffic light, $175.30. Steven M. Bildeau, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $299.00. Tammy M. Johnson, Barron, battery, $243.00, local jail. Aaron T. Krueger, St. Paul, Minn., computer message threaten injury or harm, $543.00, local jail, costs. James W. Moravec, Sarona, disorderly conduct, $299.00. Michael I. Nelson, Webster, disorderly conduct, $299.00.

Mark A. Roppe, Birchwood, disorderly conduct, $299.00. Lawrence M. Seaberry, Cloquet, Minn., possession of THC, local jail. Angel L. Seabrooke, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Dylan J. Stariha, Spooner, theft, $299.00. William A. Talbert, Webster, OWI, $1,505.00, local jail, license revoked 16 months, ignition interlock, alcohol assessment. Tammy M. Ulbrich, Trego, possession of THC, $243.00, local jail. Jeffrey G. Woller, Hayward, OWI, $1,744.00, local jail, license revoked 2 years, ignition interlock.

Marriage licenses Donn W. Kubnick, Springbrook, Jacob R. Hanson, Shell Lake, and Suzanne M. Walsdorf, and Tessa J. Smith, Shell Lake. Springbrook. Joshua J. Busacker, Excelsior, Jonathan A. Moore, Spooner, Minn., and Jessica C. Teskey, and Robin L. Holland, Stone Lake. Plymouth, Minn. Jacob E. Pederson, Shell Lake, and Lindsay S. Alt, Shell Lake.

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Notice is hereby given the Barronett Town Board shall hold its monthly Board meeting on Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, at 7 p.m., at the town hall located at N1608 South Heart Lake Rd. The agenda shall be posted at least one (1) day prior to meeting. Patricia A. Parker, Clerk 635973 8r WNAXLP


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


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.


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

Michael J. Radandt, Cherry Valley, Ill., and Lynnzee D. Hertzner, Minong. Jeremy A. Leinberger, St. Louis Park, Minn., and Sarah M. Zehrer, St. Louis Park, Minn.

Academic news EAU CLAIRE — Adrianna Oakland, freshman, Spooner, has been selected a Blugold Fellowship that gives her the unique opportunity to work about five hours per week as an assistant to university faculty on special projects or collaborative research. Students selected for the Blugold Fellowship receive a $1,500 scholarship and for their work as faculty assistants, a $1,200 stipend, renewable in the sophomore year. — from TheLink

Notices/ Employment opportunities NOTICE OF MEETING - TOWN OF SARONA

Notice is hereby given that the Sarona Town Board will be meeting on Monday, October 12, 2015, at 7 p.m. at the Sarona Town Hall. The agenda shall be posted one day prior to meeting. Victoria Lombard, Clerk 636012 8r WNAXLP


City of Shell Lake property owners can drop off tires (without rims), appliances, computers and televisions free of charge at the Shell Lake City Shop, 55 Richie Road, on Saturday, October 10, 2015, between the hours of 9 a.m. to noon. This is a residential collection only. The City reserves the right to limit quantities. For further information, contact: Mitch Brown at 715-468-7873 Andy Eiche at 715-468-7679 636038 8r Shell Lake Public Works Department WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that the Bashaw Town Board shall hold a special electors meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., at the Bashaw Town Hall. Agenda: Call meeting to order; discussion and/or action of increasing the town levy; and to forward a resolution to be placed on the November meeting agenda; and adjourn meeting. A current agenda will also be posted at the following sites: Corner of Tozer Lake Road and Green Valley Road, corner of Sand Road and Sunset Road, and N3410 Sawyer Creek Road, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (town hall). Visit our website at: Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk, Town of Bashaw 636009 8r WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that the Bashaw Town Board shall hold its monthly meeting on October 13, 2015, immediately following the special electors meeting at the Bashaw Town Hall. Agenda: Call meeting to order; minutes from the September 15, 2015, town meeting; treasurer’s report; adopt the Hazard Mitigation Resolution 2-2015; correspondence; town website; public input; permits/applications - Brandon & Kelly Dahlstrom driveway permit; truck/grader; 2-year road guide; LRIP program road selection; set next meeting date; approve vouchers; and adjourn meeting. A current agenda will also be posted at the following sites: Corner of Tozer Lake Rd. & Green Valley Rd., corner of Sand Road & Sunset Road, and N3410 Sawyer Creek Road, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (town hall). Visit our website at: Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk, Town of Bashaw 636010 8r WNAXLP



A day in the woods

TIMES Jessica Haynes is doing a core-sample drilling on this red pine. The core sample will tell the age of the tree.

Photos by Larry Samson

The Shell Lake fourth-grade students spent the day in the woods at the Great Lakes Load Of Logs For Kids held Friday, Oct. 2, outside of Hayward on county land. The educational event helps to educate the students on large and small logging operations. At this event, the students were learning how some small horse loggers still make a living in the woods. The advantage of horse logging is that it causes less damage in the woods and they are able to log the smaller patches of woods.

Max Erickson, a fourth-generation logger, is explaining how harvesters and forwarders have replaced chain saws and skidders. Erickson, a Minong logger, employs 37 employees.

The Shell Lake students were fascinated by the saw that processed logs into lumber. For many of the students this was the first time they saw how lumber is made.

Shell Lake school menu Breakfast Thursday, Oct. 8: Homemade cinnamon apple bread or oatmeal with fixings (3-12 only). Friday, Oct. 9: Apple or cherry frudel or ham and egg with toast (3-12 only). Monday, Oct. 12: Bagel with cream cheese (3-12 only) or mini cinni roll. Tuesday, Oct. 13: Whole-grain pancakes and sausage link or chocolate chip oat bar (3-12 only). Wednesday, Oct. 14: Cereal and toast or ultimate breakfast round (3-12 only). Thursday, Oct. 15: French toast sticks Reagan Tims, Kyle Dahlstrom, Wyatt Fields and Kaylee Keenan show the bracelets of the Children’s Miracle Network. Load Of Logs For Kids donates part of their timber sales to the nonprofit or homemade cinnamon apple bread (3-12 only). Children’s Miracle Network. 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 The Blue Hill Charter School students from Birchwood attended the Great Lakes Load Of Logs (3-12 only). For Kids held Friday, Oct. 2, outside of Hayward. Shown (L to R): Teacher Kelly Lehnert, Wyatt Friday, Oct. 30: Laker breakfast pizza or Sunderland, Annesa Loew, Callahan Harrington, Tiana Meyers, Cameron Allers, Alijah Braden ham and egg with toast (3-12 only). and Taylor Good.

Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/fruit and milk offered daily. Every day breakfast is free to all students. Lunch Thursday, Oct. 8: Mozzarella dippers or pizza calzone (7-12 only). Friday, Oct. 9: Chicken Alfredo over penne. Monday, Oct. 12: Chicken strip wrap. Tuesday, Oct. 13: Ham and turkey sub or meatball sub with chips (7-12 only). Wednesday, Oct. 14: Chicken nuggets with mashed potatoes or pork chop patty with gravy (7-12 only). 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.


Heather Maloney will be onstage at Shell Lake’s Potter’s Shed on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. — Photos submitted

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SHELL LAKE — The Potter’s Shed in Shell Lake will present two national musical acts this month. Heather Maloney will bring her new album tour on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. Maloney is a singer-songwriter who has received numerous accolades for her startlingly soulful voice and literate songs exploring themes of spirituality, transformation and impermanence. Critics are quickly discovering Maloney’s talent with SPIN calling her voice “stunning, breathy … starkly memorable,” and Blurt Magazine writing that, “Heather Maloney is one of the most talented tradition-based singer-songwriters I have heard in some time … the writing is stunning.” Her latest output,  “Making Me Break,” was released this spring on Signature Sounds. Working with Grammynominated producer Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses, Avett Brothers), the two crafted and delivered on an artistic vision to merge Maloney’s folk roots with indie rock. The Sydney Morning Herald writes, “Maloney delivers with satisfying insight and craftsmanship,” with The Bluegrass Situation raving that “Making Me Break,” her third album, is an intoxicating blend that captures the sonic texture of indie rock and the humanity of folk.  On Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., Patchy Sanders, an Oregon-based family folk orchestra, will dish up their own brand of American music. The sextet has made the rounds to major folk festivals around the country and is now on a national tour at smaller venues.  They have a new take on an old-time sound with inventive song structures, a great full sound and an infectious energy that gets everyone involved. Their sound is described as “four-part harmonies and all the stompin’ and clappin’ you could ever want.”  Their music fits as well in an acoustic art house as it does in a farmhouse hootenanny hoedown or on a main-stage pop festival.  Acclaimed singer-songwriter Mason Jennings describes the band this way: “Great musicianship, harmonies, and feel. A really warm vibe that makes you feel like you’re standing in the center of a Gypsy caravan.”  Both concerts will be on their indoor cafe stage. Doors open at 6 p.m. for pizza and drinks. Tickets are available at the Potter’s Shed gallery in Shell Lake, on their website or at the door. Call 715-468-4122 for more information or visit their website,   For information on Heather Maloney, visit For information on Patchy Sanders, visit — from The Potter’s Shed

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Patchy Sanders will be on the cafe stage at the Potter’s Shed on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.

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