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Sept. 16, 2015

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 Vol. 127, No. 5 • Shell Lake, Wis.

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• Mary Mack and Tim Harmston @ Theatre in Woods • Barronett Colorfest • Walk to End Alzheimer’s @ Spooner See calendar on page 6 for details


Colossal cupcake

Lanterns launched for Relay for Life Back page

A classic Shell Lake boat Page 11

Channa Kidder is carrying a man-size cupcake with the help of her older brothers, Chance and Chase Kidder. — Photo by Larry Samson

Washburn County administrative coordinator resigns

Rough start to season for Lakers SPORTS


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SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce will be meeting on Monday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m., at city hall.  Anyone interested in participating in the chamber, please plan to attend this meeting.  — from SLCC ••• BARRONETT - The Superior Lobe Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance will be leading a hike on the Ice Age Trail during the Barronett Colorfest on Saturday, Sept. 19.  The hike will begin on 30th Avenue about 5-1/2 miles east of Barronett, just west of Shallow Lake Road, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and will go northwest to Lehmann Lake Road. The trail could be wet or have water due to beaver activity. Interested hikers should meet at 30th Avenue prior to the start time.  Participants will be shuttled back to the starting point.  Call 715-822-3428 for more information or in the case of thunderstorms. – submitted    

Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — Washburn County’s administrative coordinator, Mike Keefe, has confirmed that he has given the county his 60-day notice.   Keefe’s resignation comes nearly two months after the Washburn County Board approved a resolution changing the administrative structure of the county. The resolution, which passed on a 13-to-8 vote, separates the office of county administrator from finance director, eliminates the position of human resources and combines that position with administrative coordinator. 

According to county committee meeting minutes, the county is reviewing job descriptions for those positions, the pay plan salary numbers for the positions and hiring an outside recruitment company.   Keefe has been an employee of Washburn County for 16 years; of those past nine years, he has been the administrative coordinator. Keefe’s last day in that position is Nov. 6. 

Grant helps arts center continue “The Art of Film” film series SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Arts Center is excited to announce that it has received a $2,000 grant to continue their yearly film series “The Art of Film” into the 2015-2016 season.  The grant is made possible by the Xcel Energy Foundation, as part of their Arts and Culture focus area, which aims to support nonprofit agencies providing services in towns and cities served by

Xcel Energy.      The film series will run between November and March, and will feature recent critically acclaimed films from the United States and around the world.  A short multimedia introduction to each film will be led by an expert, who will also

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See Grant, page 3 The Shell Lake Arts Center recently received a check for $2,000 from Xcel Energy to be used toward “The Art of Film” series. Shown (L to R): Jeanne Fox, Xcel Energy corporate giving representative; Mary Hemshrot, member of the Shell Lake Arts Center Board of Directors; Carly Moline, Shell Lake Arts Center associate director; and Bob Schultz, Xcel Energy community service manager. — Photo submitted


Larry Samson | Staff writer SPOONER — The Burch Barn Pumpkin Patch, Spooner, has opened for the season providing safe fun for the whole family. Dan and Becky Burch have turned their small farm over to their three children, Jerad, Jace and Emma, for their pumpkin project. Several years ago their grandfather got them into pumpkins. They raised them in the summer and sold them in the fall. This year they developed an amusement park as a way to attract more people to the pumpkin patch. They added a large corn maze, grain train ride and a 100-foot slide. There is also a shorter slide for the younger children, two bouncy castles and a large corn pit where the children can play for hours and their parents can watch in the shade. Dan said that his children would come up with an idea and he would make it happen. The children, along with their cousins, spend hours trying out each

Fall fun for all

activity so they would know that it was fun and safe. A small petting zoo with potbelly pigs and a miniature horse is one of the biggest attractions. There is a mechanical cow so the grandparents can show their grandchildren how to milk a cow. Ten-year-old Emma loves baking and is planning her Baby Cake Bake Sale for Saturday, Oct. 3, with funds going to the Kids Cancer Fund, Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. Pumpkin bars, cakes and cookies are her specialty. The Burch Barn will be open on Fridays from 1 p.m. to dusk, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to dusk and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to dusk. They will be open from now until Halloween. The children are planning a special Halloween program but are keeping the details secret. Burch Barn is located at N5921 CTH K. For more information see or call 715-635-7787.

Torbin Fox and his mother, Leslie, have a race to the bottom of the 100-foot slide.

The Burch Barn Pumpkin Patch is a family project designed for family fun. Jace, Emma and Jerad Burch run the amusement park with the help of their parents, Dan and Becky Burch. Their grandfather got them started in planting and selling pumpkins. With the amusement park, they sold more pumpkins on the opening weekend than they did all last year.

Malakai and his father, Matt Stone, enjoyed the trip down the children’s slide.

Photos by Larry Samson

Jerad and Jace Burch pick pumpkins to keep the display wagon full. It has been a good year for pumpkins and the selection is good.

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HWY. 53/CTH intersection being reconfigured CTH B closure expected through mid-October SPOONER — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has started work to reconfigure the Hwy. 53/CTH B intersection into a median U-turn design. The new design redirects left-turn and crossing traffic to make a U-turn on Hwy. 53. Instead of a direct crossing or left turn, drivers from CTH B will be restricted to making a right turn and then a U-turn. Drivers on Hwy. 53 wanting to turn left will pass the intersection before making a U-turn. Through traffic on Hwy. 53 and all right turns will not change. Median U-turns are a modified version of a J-turn intersection. Before and

after crash studies of J-turns have shown significant crash reductions. The median U-turn concept for this intersection is supported by the Washburn County Traffic Safety Commission, including the Washburn County Sheriff’s Department and the Washburn County Highway Department. The project will require new concrete pavement on Hwy. 53 and CTH B.  CTH B will be closed for the majority of the construction and  detoured using Hwy. 253, Hwy. 70 and CTH M. — from WisDOT

RIGHT: The DOT provides instructions on how to drive in a median U-turn intersection. - from the DOT

Grant/from page 1 facilitate a discussion following each film. Films are projected on a 9-foot-by16-foot screen in the center’s cafeteria/ conference room, and there is plenty of seating. Audience members are also welcome to bring their own comfortable folding chairs if they prefer. Popcorn, snacks and beverages will be available.  Organizers are currently working on assembling another set of outstanding movies, and  hope to have the schedule of films available in late October or early November, so stay tuned to their website,, for more information coming soon.   Xcel Energy is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company operating in eight Western and Midwestern states.  The company is committed to providing cost-effective, clean, responsible energy delivered with the highest standards for safety, reliability and responsiveness. Xcel Energy supports communi-

ties in four important focus areas: STEM education, workforce development, environmental stewardship, and access to arts and culture.  In 2014, Xcel Energy invested over $13 million in support of communities across its service territory. Home to the longest running jazz camp in the nation, the Shell Lake Arts Center has emerged as an influential leader in arts education in the northwestern Wisconsin arts community.  Since 1969, it has provided educational and enrichment opportunities through summer camps and workshops, graduate classes for music and art teachers, concerts and collaboration with area schools. The Shell Lake Arts Center commemorated 48 years of arts education this summer. If you would like more information about the “Art of Film” film series, or are interested in volunteering, please call the arts center at 715-468-2414, or visit their website. — from SLAC

Residents express concerns over road changes in Springbrook Danielle Danford | Staff writer SPRINGBROOK — Concerns from residents and business owners in the Town of Springbrook, impacted by changes to the Hwy. 63 state Department of Transportation construction plan, were heard by Springbrook Town Board members at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept 8.   “We had a driveway that was really close to a town road intersection, it really wasn’t in a safe situation,” said Dan Anderson, Department of Transportation access engineer. Anderson and Marc Bowker, project manager, attended the Town of Springbrook Board meeting to review changes to the upcoming Hwy. 63 project with the town board, residents and business owners in attendance.  “When we have projects like this we look at the safety at each intersection, each driveway, and we typically notify property owners of the plan,” said Anderson. Anderson and Bowker explained that in the interests of safety the DOT wants the town to close access to Trepania Road located on the north end of town, next to Gram’s Taxidermy in the Town of Springbrook.  Trepania Road makes a U-shape on the northwest side of town, with an access on the north and south ends of the town.

The north-end highway access of Trepania Road lies directly on the property line of Gram’s Taxidermy shop, which causes issues with motorists using Trepania Road to enter Hwy. 63 and those using the taxidermy shop driveway access.   “We’ve found, and our statistics show, that the less accesses the safer the highway is,” said Anderson. According to WisDOT, proper managing of highway access can extend the life of a highway, increase public safety, reduce traffic congestion, and improve the appearance and quality of the built environment.   Most of the public comments were regarding individuals’ specific properties. A lot of the questions raised were about issues neither Anderson or Bowker said they could answer, with any guaranteed outcome, but they did their best to address them. About six residents could be impacted by the road closure.  

RIGHT: The DOT-requested closure of Trepania Road in the Town of Springbrook sparked concerns from residents at the Town of Springbrook Board meeting. — Photo by Danielle Danford

Mayor vetoes council vote on squad car use Motion to overturn veto dies for lack of second Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE - A veto by Sally Peterson, Shell Lake mayor, now takes precedence over the Shell Lake City Council’s Aug. 10 decision to allow the city police chief to use a city squad car between the city and his personal residence. “This is something that has not been followed in the past that I can recall,” said Ken Schultz, council chair, during the council’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 14. Andy Eiche, Shell Lake City adminis-

trator, read Mayor Peterson’s veto to the council wherein she stated her reason for the veto as, “I do not feel it is in the city’s best interest.” The mayor submitted her veto to Eiche on Tuesday, Aug. 11, the day after the city council voted to allow the city police chief to use a city squad car between the city and his personal residence. Eiche explained that the council had the opportunity to overturn the veto with a motion and second. Tara Burns, Ward Two alderperson, made the initial motion. Eiche called three times for a second but none was made and the motion failed.

HCE members tour art studio

Members of the Washburn County Association for Home and Community Education visited Studio on the Lake near Sarona on Sept. 9. It is the home and artists studio of Lyle Lampere and his wife, Nancy Karper Lampere. Their paintings can be seen and purchased at the Dancing Bird Art Studio on Third Avenue in Cumberland. Shown (L to R): Charlotte Thompson, Mary Olsen, Ellen Maxine Melton, Marie Gorski, Marlene Jacker and Carol Hubin. Seated is Nancy Karper Lampere. — Photo submitted


Letters to the editor Filibuster is vote for Ayatollah According to a Quinnipac poll, 25 percent of U.S. citizens think the nuclear deal with Iran should be approved. That leaves 75 percent of citizens opposed to the deal or unsure. In fact, among independent voters, 59 percent are opposed to the deal with 52 percent of women opposed. Fifty-six percent said the deal would make the world less safe. Support for the deal is less than 30 percent in every age category. Recently the Congress passed almost unanimously, and President Obama signed into law a bipartisan bill that required the president to obtain 51 votes

in the Senate to approve the agreement. Now Senate Democrats, under the leadership of Harry Reid, are planning to defy the law by filibustering the vote on the Iran deal and thereby allow the deal to go forward without congressional approval. The lawlessness of the Obama administration and the Senate Democrats is shocking, especially when involving a matter that is so critical to the security of the United States. Joe Lieberman, former Democratic senator from Connecticut, states that in the 24 years he was in the Senate he voted on many treaties but

none of these treaties had the level of serious national security consequences as this present deal. The fact that these Senate Democrats are prioritizing not embarrassing the president over national security speaks volumes about why they shouldn’t be senators. I applaud the four Democratic senators, Chuck Schumer, Bob Menendez, Joe Manchin and Ben Cardin, who have stated they would vote against the deal. In any case a vote should take place. The citizens have a right to know where their senators stand. To filibuster this proposal

and not allow a vote is the coward’s way out. As far as I am concerned, a vote for a filibuster is a vote for the Ayatollah and against the United States and gives the voter the opportunity to not own up to what he/she has done. I hope the people of the U.S. are smart enough to realize this and that the consequences for those who vote for a nonvote or who vote to pass the deal would be to lose their jobs. James Lewis Shell Lake

Area news at a glance BARRON — A Cumberland man originally accused in the hit-and-run that left a Barronett man critically injured last December has pleaded guilty to a lesser felony. Dustin L. Daniels, 34, pleaded guilty in Barron County Circuit Court to recklessly causing great bodily harm to John Schmidt, 64, Barronett. The charge was amended from a charge of hit-and-run involving great bodily harm. Daniels also pleaded guilty to one count of bail jump-

ing. Four more counts were dismissed but will be considered at sentencing Tuesday, Oct. 27. Schmidt was getting into his pickup truck in front of the Barronett Bar & Grill on Dec. 19 at about 7:45 p.m. when he was hit by an SUV driven by Daniels, who left the scene. A large amount of debris from the defendant’s vehicle was left at the scene. The following day, authorities got a tip that Daniels had been involved in the incident. They went to

Daniels residence where they found the SUV that was damaged, consistent with the debris at the scene of the incident. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype ••• RICE LAKE — A major retail chain held a grand-opening ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new store in Rice Lake on Monday, Sept. 14. The Oklahoma-based company, Hobby Lobby, an arts-and-crafts store, is in the process of hiring 30 to 50 workers.

Wages are $15.24 per hour for full-time and $10.16 per hour for part-time associates. Hobby Lobby began as Greco, a miniature picture frames company in 1970. When David Green moved his business from the family’s garage to a 300-squarefoot retail space in 1972, Hobby Lobby was founded. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype

Washburn County accident report Friday, Aug. 28 At approximately 2:31 a.m., Robert Cruse, 71, Sauk City, was northbound on Hwy. 53, just north of Lakeside Road in the Town of Minong, when he hit a deer. Cruse was not injured but the 2007 Dodge Caravan he was driving had to be towed from the accident scene. At approximately 11:14 p.m., Lawrence Stress, 75, Hayward, was northbound on Hwy. 63 just north of 30th Avenue in the Town of Barronett when he hit a deer. The 2010 Chevy Silverado truck Stress was driving sustained minor damage to the front and front passenger side. Saturday, Aug. 29 At approximately 9:06 a.m., Catherine Weis, 49, Oregon, Wis., was westbound on Hwy. 70 just west of 5th Street in the Town of Crystal when she hit a deer. The 2010 Chrysler Town and Country van Weis was driving was towed from the scene. At approximately 5:20 p.m., Washburn County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Botty responded to a property owner’s report of a vehicle that had veered off of Hwy.

253 in the Town of Beaverbrook, driven through two sections of fence on private property and left the scene. A license plate registered to John Gozdzialski Jr., 36, Castle Rock, Colo., for a blackcolored Toyota Highlander was found at the scene. Botty made contact with Gozdzialski at his parents’ residence in the Town of Spooner where the same vehicle was found with severe damage that had occurred recently. Gozdzialski denied causing the property damage and stated he had swerved to miss a deer, which he had called in earlier. In the accident report Botty notes that the extent of damage to Gozdzialski’s vehicle could not have been sustained by hitting just one deer. Gozdzialski was arrested for obstructing an officer and criminal damage to property. A breath test performed later came back as 0.0. Gozdzialski was issued citations for giving a false police report, inattentive driving and failure to report an accident. Gozdzialski faces up to $777 in fines and allegedly caused an estimated $1,400 in property damage.

Monday, Aug. 31 At approximately 12:49 p.m., Steven Burt, 53, Eau Claire, was driving on Hwy. 63 near the Town of Springbrook when a mattress and box spring bounced out of the back of the 1998 Ford Ranger driven by Thomas Millar, 59, Menomonee, that was driving in front of him. The items hit the 2014 Chevy Silverado truck Burt was driving. No one was injured in the accident but Burt’s truck sustained minor damage. Wednesday, Sept. 2 At approximately 4:23 p.m., Steven Clepper, 29, Spooner, was northbound on Hwy. 63 following the on-ramp to Hwy. 55, in the Town of Spooner, when his 2001 Chevy SUV left the roadway and went into the ditch. Clepper attempted to drive through the ditch to the roadway but became stuck. Clepper was not injured and his vehicle was not damaged, it only needed to be towed out. A records check revealed that Clepper did not have a valid driver’s license and had two warrants from St. Croix County that were nonextraditable, meaning he could

only be arrested for those offenses in that county. Clepper was cited for operating without a valid driver’s license. Tuesday, Sept. 4 At approximately 12:58 a.m., Susan Compton, 45, Superior, was northbound on Hwy. 53 in the Town of Beaverbrook when she hit a bear. Compton was not injured but the 2005 Chrysler was towed. Friday, Sept. 7 At approximately 10 a.m., Richard Liver, 71, Trego, was southbound on Hwy. 53 just north of Mackey Road in the Town of Trego when he attempted to turn right into a business. Liver made the maneuver quickly because of heavy traffic but this caused Daniel Watters, 50, Scandia, Minn., to change lanes in order to avoid hitting him. In the process of changing lanes, Watters struck Liver’s vehicle on the driver’s side with the 2000 Ford F350 he was driving. Neither driver was injured, but both vehicles sustained very minor damage. — Danielle Danford with information from the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office

Washburn County highway committee works to keep commissioner Danielle Danford | Staff writer SPOONER — The Washburn County highway and dam committee made a surprising motion during a meeting held on Thursday, Sept. 10. The committee met to accept the resignation of Jon Johnson as the Washburn County highway commissioner, but it had other plans.   Johnson recently submitted a letter

of resignation to the county after being made an offer for a position in Eau Claire. What discussion did occur was about the importance of the department maintaining the proper function of the county and the benefits the county has experienced since Johnson became commissioner.    “We need to maintain the positive stuff that has happened ... we’ve moved our

road projects ahead three years to what we could have done,” said Greg Krantz, District 13 county board member and highway committee chair. The committee decided to not accept Johnson’s resignation and made a counteroffer instead.   The county’s personnel committee planned to meet Friday, Sept. 11, where it would make a decision on the counterof-

fer made to Johnson by the highway and dam committee. “I have been given an opportunity to better myself and my family and that is my only reason for leaving,” wrote Johnson in his resignation letter. He also stated he enjoyed the challenges over the last six years in the position as Washburn County’s highway commissioner..

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Barron Electric Cooperative to retire over $1 million in capital credits BARRON — Barron Electric Cooperative will retire over $1 million in capital credits to more than 10,700 current and former members. Barron Electric’s Board of Directors approved retiring 88 percent of the remaining balance from 1995. Since 1965, Barron Electric has retired more than $22 million in capital credits. After Barron Electric Cooperative’s expenses are paid each year, the remaining revenue, if any,

are margins that belong to members on the lines and receiving service during the period the margins were earned. Capital credits are usually retired after 20 years or when the financial condition of the cooperative permits. Capital credit checks will be available for those members and former members who received a postcard in the mail this month. Cooperative Month events will be held

on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 2-6 p.m. at Mosaic Telecom in Cameron. Enjoy lunch, homemade ice cream, cooperative and community displays, free confidential shredding, a MedReturn Drug Collection Box, a driving simulator and drone demonstration. Barron Electric Cooperative will be hosting a Cooperative Month event at Barron Electric’s Spooner office from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Lunch and homemade ice cream will be provided. The Washburn County Sheriff’s Department will be collecting unused medicine. Help stock local food pantries by bringing a nonperishable food item to the Cooperative Month events. — from Barron Electric

Barronett to host Colorfest BARRONETT — Friday, Sept. 18,  through Sunday, Sept. 20, Barronett will be holding its annual celebration, Colorfest.  Friday evening a spaghetti supper, along with hayrides, cakewalk, Kubb and meat raffles, will be held. Saturday it’s the walk/run, softball games, craft fair, pie

and ice cream, garden tractor pull, scavenger hunt, beanbag, kids games, kids obstacle course, and music from 5 to 7:30 p.m., by Rachel Hanson and the Rain. Sunday a church service will be conducted along with cinnamon rolls served.  The kiddie parade starts at 11:30 a.m., followed by produce and

flower registration and Wisconsin statesanctioned kids pedal tractor pull. Baked potato bar will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Barronett’s Best Cooking with Carrots contest, wine-and-cheese tasting, more kids games, Bingo, keg toss and brick bounce will be Sunday as well.  Hayrides are at 3:30 p.m. with

major prize drawings about 6 p.m. There will be a bouncy house all weekend long as well as a dunk tank with local celebrities both Saturday and Sunday afternoon.  Food and beverages available all weekend.  — from Barronett Civic Club

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Mittens, mittens and more … including spaghetti Funds raised to go toward clinic in Haiti; shoes for students SHELL LAKE — Love For Lozandier, a local nonprofit organization, serving the people of Lozandier, Haiti, is sponsoring its annual spaghetti feed on Saturday, Sept. 26. The all-you-can-eat meal will be

1955 – 60 Years Ago

SHELL LAKE — In the Sept. 9 edition of the Register, the front page photo and the photo of the Shafer family as part of the returning 950th Engineering Company were taken by Holly Udovich rather than by Larry Samson as stated. The Register appreciates photos submitted by Udovich and extends our apologies to her and the Shafer family. — WCR

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com to learn about the amazing shoes that we will be purchasing.” If you don’t wear mittens, don’t need mittens or don’t have anyone to give mittens to, you are encouraged to buy a pair anyway. You can give them back and the mittens will be donated to one of the local schools so that children that don’t have mittens, have lost their mittens or can’t afford mittens will be assured warm hands this winter. “What better way to spend $5 than to support two great causes!” com-

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held from 4-7 p.m., at the Shell Lake Community Center. Carryouts will be available. Roger Harrison and Friends will provide music during the event. This year, Love for Lozandier will also be doing a mitten sale. “We have 200 pairs of very warm, handmade mittens. For every two pairs of mittens sold, every $10 received, we will be able to purchase a pair of shoes for one of our school children in Lozandier, Haiti,” said Sue Dodd, Shell Lake. “Please go to shoesthatgrow.

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• Leaving for selective service physicals were Duane C. Hillman, Shell Lake, and Otto T. Lawson, Spooner. Leaving for induction were Jack E. Robinson, Shell Lake, and Herbert L. Andren, Minong. • Annette Todd, 10-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Todd, who was injured in an auto accident at the junction of Hwy. 53 and CTH B, returned home. The baby suffered a concussion and was unable to move her arm. At first she was thought to have a fractured collarbone, but it turned out that there were no broken bones. • Fifty 4-H’ers, parents and friends celebrated under a beautiful harvest moon as the Timberland Beavers held their annual fall picnic. A 10-mile hayride, with Earl Johnson and Erling Romsos as drivers and Stanley Wickman and Mrs. George Graf as chaperones, ended at TimBea Park where 17 pounds of wieners, 13 dozen buns, marshmallows, cupcakes and cold drinks were waiting to be consumed. Serving lunch were Mrs. Carl Erickson and Mrs. Arthur Erickson. • The West Sarona 4-H Club, under the leadership of Mrs. Harvey Peterson, was the first club in Washburn County to get record books in and had 100 percent achievement.

1965 – 50 Years Ago

• Pam Poquette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshal Poquette, entered her freshmen year at River Falls State University. • Students of Shell Lake High School chose the following as officers to govern their classes during the school year. Seniors: Connie Bakker, president; Mike Burns, vice president; Dale Nyberg, secretary; Nancy Vogel, treasurer; Jill Swan and Beth Axon, student council. Juniors: Bill Holman, president; Mary Kay Nebel, vice president; Suzanne Duch, secretarytreasurer; Glen Crosby and Linda Hillman, student council. Sophomores: Jackie Bitney, president; Mike Haremza, vice president; Marcie Bakker secretary; Mary Moen, treasurer; Susan Pederson and Bill Smith, student council. Freshmen: Dick Peterson, president; Steven Haremza, vice president; Lynn Nordin, secretary; Judy Nebel, treasurer; Ted Biver and Mike Swan, student council. • A-team cheerleaders at Shell Lake High School were Susan Bennett, Mary Pat Welter, Jackie Bitney and Judy White. • Pilots Al Martin, Earl Gingles, Chuck

mented Dodd. Monies raised from the admission to the spaghetti feed, along with the selling of raffle tickets for a quilt and an auction for a children’s bookshelf full of books, will be used to complete a clinic during a November 2015 trip to Lozandier. — from LFL

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Lewis, Howard Hansen and George Reigel were on hand to give penny-apound airplane rides at the Shell Lake Municipal Airport. There was a $1 minimum.

1975 – 40 Years Ago

• A large barn, full of hay, burned completely on the Peter Viltz farm, seven miles west of Shell Lake. All of Viltz’s cows were in the barn when the fire started, but he managed to get them out. After the fire the cows were housed at the Art Swan farm. • Wilhelm Toftness, 90, well-known retired Shell Lake area farmer and the founder of the Red Barn Campground, passed away. • House Calls was the name chosen by the Shell Lake Indianhead Memorial Auxiliary when they invited everyone to visit five homes in Shell Lake. The homes belonged to Darrell Baily, Phil Soltis, Walter Hoar, W.W. Bitney and Charles Foley. • At a prenuptial party, Ken Pederson and Sue Fritzsch received gifts and well wishes from relatives and friends of all ages. A hilarious mock wedding involving a bunch of local pranksters was performed to the merriment of all on the deck of Pat Spafford Smith’s residence in Burgs Park, which would be home to the young couple after their wedding in La Cross.

1985 – 30 Years Ago

• Shell Lake firefighters responded to a fire at the Harlan Johnson residence on Sixth Avenue in Shell Lake. • Youngsters in the Excella 4-H, with leaders Charlotte Furchtenicht and Claudette Harrington, planted a garden at Terraceview Living Center in the spring and were now reaping the fruits of the harvest. Both vegetables and flowers were planted for the residents to enjoy. • A dispute over site preparation work for the new Tiptown Supper Club in Shell Lake was expected to be settled. District Attorney Jeffrey Kohler hoped to meet with owner D.B. Reinhart, Reinhart’s attorney, W.W. Bitney, and a Department of Natural Resources representative to attempt to obtain any necessary permits so work could proceed. DNR officials who said permits had not been obtained had put a hold on filling for the supper club project on Burgs Park Drive. • The Shell Lake Lions Club made a complete renovation of the shelter house. They polished the copper hood of the fire-

place and would also replace bricks and do door and window repairs. Funds for the project came from the Lions Club and the Jones Foundation.

1995 – 20 Years Ago

• Larry Abrams, administrator of the Indianhead Medical Center, presented Patti Naglosky, president of Indianhead Community Health Care Inc., with a check for $1,137.64 to be used by the group’s scholarship fund. The funds were raised at IMC’s golf outing. Abrams said he was pleased to make the donation, considering all that ICHC had done for the local hospital over the years. • The Rummels girls horseshoe team went out to eat at Trego Junction. Those attending were Mavis and Bob Schlapper, Joyce Wade, Jan Roth, Linda Christianson, Diane and Frank Kubista, Mick Rummel, Dawn Quinton and Johnnie and Marian Furchtenicht. • The Shell Lake High School boys cross-country team came home with the championship trophy at the Cameron Invitational. • The Classic Cafe in Shell Lake was offering 50 cents off any menu item for senior citizens on Thursdays.

2005 – 10 Years Ago

• Shell Lake firefighters were on the scene of a tree fire following a lightning strike at the intersection of CTH B and O just before 1 a.m. when they noticed a glow in the sky. “I sent a couple of firefighters over there to investigate,” said Fire Chief Dave Schraufnagel. When the firefighters arrived, they found the Swiss Chalet restaurant fully engulfed in flames and the roof had already crashed into the building. • Caleb and Sarah Melton, Sawyer Creek Road, Shell Lake, had damage to their garage in a storm that passed through the area. The manure spreaders on the farm of Danny and Janet Ullom were lifted over a fence and a corncrib lost its top when the strong winds passed through the Town of Bashaw. • Shell Lake Lion members Phil Soltis and Bill Taubman went to Gulf Port, Miss., to bring hurricane relief supplies to that area after they were struck by a hurricane. • New staff at Shell Lake Schools were Kim Waak, Peter Hopke, Sara Bradley, Jody Sampson, Eric Teska, Kimberly Shoberg, David Frandsen and Dan Swenson.


Read Me … Read Me Not “The Husband’s Secret” Published by Penguin Group in 2013 Reviewed by Jeri Bitney, Shell Lake


ecilia Fitzpatrick is searching for something in her attic when she runs across an envelope from her husband, obviously written years ago, and on the front a mysterious and worry-­inducing note that it is to be opened only upon his death. Thus begins a novel that on its surface seems to start out slowly, but in fact is expertly laying the groundwork for the stories which follow. I say “stories,” because the author stitches the lives of three families together in such a way that we begin to see not only what is occurring now, but what happened years ago and also what could have been, all because of one act. Yet, not all is what we think it is, which, as readers, we find out at the end but which the characters of the novel never will. Cecilia is married to John­Paul, and they have three daughters. Tess is married to Will, they have a young son, and they own a business with her cousin, Felic-

ity. Rachel has a son Rob, who has a son with his wife, Lauren. Rachel’s husband died many years ago, their daughter Janie was murdered when she was 17, and Rachel is very certain she knows who killed their daughter. Rachel’s certainty colors her view of the world and how she lives, and affects those around her. Cecilia’s discovery of the envelope and her reaction to it starts a chain of events which, although taking place over just a few days, will have long-lasting and in one instance disastrous results. The stories are tied together very neatly, and after spending a day reading this (and not being able to put it down), I know that my thoughts will return to it time and time again. The statement “No man is an island, entire of itself ...” from a poem of the same name by John Donne, sprung to mind after I finished. It illustrates the interweaving of events over time and how omissions or inclusions of what can seem to be minor things to one person will often have a ripple effect upon others. It is important to be mindful of this, and after reading this book you might be too.



Thursday, Sept. 17 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting available. Friday, Sept. 18 • Theatre in the Woods welcomes nationally known comedy power couple Mary Mack and Tim Harmston at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended by visiting, or calling 715-468-4387. This performance is rated PG-13. TiTW is located at the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre, 605 1st Street in Shell Lake.  Friday, Sept. 18-Sunday, Sept. 20 • Barronett Colorfest. Saturday, Sept. 19 • Walk to End Alzheimer’s, registration 8:30-9:45 a.m., ceremony walk 10 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner. Register online at Sunday, Sept. 20 • Faith Lutheran Preschool in Spooner 30-year celebration, 10:30 a.m. service, 11:30 a.m. lunch and celebration for past, present and future students. Monday, Sept. 21 • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner.  • Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting, 6 p.m., city hall. Meeting open to all interested in being a part of the chamber. Thursday, Sept. 24 & Friday, Sept. 25 • Partners of Spooner Health System gift shop’s anniversary sale, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. • United Methodist Church rummage sale, 312 Elm St., Spooner. 3-7 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Lunch served.


Thursday, Sept. 24 • 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. Saturday, Sept. 26 • Love for Lozandier spaghetti feed fundraiser, 4-7 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. • Free community breakfast,  7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. Wednesday, Sept. 30 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner.


Thursday, Oct. 1 • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Call 715-520-7999. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted. Thursday, Oct. 3 • The Passion Connection presents an evening of spiritual encouragement and inspiration with special speakers, 6:30-8 p.m., Erika Quam Theatre, Shell Lake. Coffee and refreshments served. All are welcome. More info, please call Bob 715-296-8326. Tuesday, Oct. 6 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7

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Thursday, Oct. 8 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. 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 715-635-9309, 715-4684017 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. Thursday, Oct. 15 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting available. Saturday, Oct. 17 • 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.


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Hayward Comp Mountain Bike team racing during first season Jordan Ortmann | Special to the Register HAYWARD — Mountain biking; for many of us, these words bring back memories of riding our hand-me-down Huffy with our friends before we were old enough to drive. But for a growing group of people it is much more than a means of transport, it is a passion.

There’s such a group in the local area, the Hayward Comp Mountain Bike Team. It is composed of kids grades 6-12 in the Hayward, Cable, Drummond, Spooner, Shell Lake and Rice Lake area. They meet Mondays through Thursdays under the leadership of their lead coach, Ben Popp, who is also the executive director of the

The area terrain is challenging, yet beautiful for members of the biking club. — Photos by Jordan Ortmann

Students from the area ride mountain bikes as a team Monday - Thursday of each week.

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Back-to-basics classes offered 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.

Canning basics/apple preservation Master Gardener Cris Cantin is all about the basics. Come learn about canning and

then try your hand at some simple apple preservation techniques that Cantin uses. You will have lots of fun and gain a lot of knowledge, too. Class runs from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Seed saving Did you know you could save your

own seeds? Would you like to learn how? Come join Cantin for an evening of seedsaving 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 win-

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Spooner area blood drive a success SPOONER — The recent Spooner Community Blood Drive was successful, with 127 units donated in the two-day drive. Adding to the success were the volunteers who served as registration greeters and canteen assistants: Noreen Barnes,

Mary Ann Kies, Miriam Michaelson, Janet Oakland, Cathy Severance, Ruth Skie and Joanne Wanek. Staff and volunteer meals were prepared and served by the United Methodist Church and Partners of Spooner Health System. The Spooner

Area Chamber of Commerce donated the canteen food and Trinity Lutheran Church furnished the blood drive site. Gallon pins were awarded to Shirley Ullom, 6 gallons; and Cathy Severance, 8 gallons.

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ur recent Labor Day weekend provided good weather for those that wished to take advantage of outdoor activities. As the summer was waning, Milt and I had not yet taken up an offer to spend some time at my sister, Konnie, and brother-in-law Bill’s cabin in northern Minnesota. So we decided to make the trip to Nevis, Minn., over the holiday weekend. After I had written in this column about my aunt Pat’s waterskiing photo for Life magazine, I received an email encouraging me to take up waterskiing. The writer actually suggested both Konnie and I have our picture taken while we skied on water. Konnie and I did not try to water-ski during the Labor Day weekend. Instead, we took a paddleboat ride. Since the cabin where Konnie and Bill are is on an environmental lake, the natural habitat is not disturbed. As the summer progresses, the shoreline of the lake changes with the wild rice growing taller before harvest. To get from the dock out to the main lake there is a small channel of water to pass through. Konnie and I ventured out on the paddleboat while Milt and Bill were up in “crappie alley” with the fishing boat. I remember asking Konnie if I should wear my sandals, tennis shoes, or if it would be OK to wear flip-flops. It was decided flip-flops would be OK for footwear. With a towel the seats were cleaned, and our water bottles were put in the beverage holders along with a can of bug spray. We had life jackets nearby … not on … but within reach. As we headed out of the channel, the pedaling seemed a bit hard. After we drifted into the wild rice, Konnie maneuvered the boat back and forth

to get some of the weeds off the pontoons in the front. The rudder still was pulling a mass of weeds so Konnie said she should reach over and try to remove them. I commented that my arms were longer and I could do it. As I leaned over and stretched out to grasp the weeds, I heard Konnie say, “Sue! Sue!” As I turned and looked over toward Konnie, I could see the back of her head just inches above the water before I felt myself under water. Realizing that we had flipped the paddleboat over, one of my first thoughts was, “Don’t release the air through your nose yet in case you are under the boat.” Normally before surfacing from being underwater I blow the air out through my nose so I don’t get water up my nose and in my ears. As my head came to the surface of the water, I could see Konnie had also come up and was able to keep her glasses on her face. I managed to keep one flip-flop on my foot. Now what? Here we were out in the lake with a capsized paddleboat and our lifejackets hung up under the boat. Since we are both swimmers, we didn’t panic but held onto the bottom side of the paddleboat. Two guys in a pontoon happened to see our performance and told us to hang on; they were on their way. The next dilemma Konnie and I faced was how to gracefully get onto the pontoon that did not have a ladder. The door on the side of the pontoon was opened and the two guys seemed prepared to reach down and pull us from the water. I was first. As I thought I was safely onboard, I started to lift myself up, lost my balance and once again was underwater. As the guys were lifting Konnie out of the water, pulling her by the arms and yanking on her belt loops, I swam to the front of the boat to see if I could climb up the pontoons to the deck. I

haven’t done this type of a climb since I was in my 20s. Due to the trolling motor being in the way, I decided to let the guys lift me once again out of the water. As the pontoon pulled our upside-down paddleboat back to shore, one of the guys commented that as he watched us flip the paddleboat, we seemed to act quite calm. He said, “If it would have been me, I would have been screaming like a girl!” Getting back to the dock, the next phase of our adventure was how to get the paddleboat to its correct position. Naturally, Konnie and I figured it wasn’t our problem but rather Bill and Milt’s. At this point they didn’t know anything had happened. As our husbands arrived back to the shore, they did wonder why the paddleboat was in front of the dock, lying in the water, upside down. I observed from the cabin window, five men standing on the dock. I believe they each had a different opinion on how to return the paddleboat to an upright position. Bill commented that there was water in the tanks of the paddleboat before we set out on our ride. The water rushing to the back of the tanks explained why the paddleboat flipped over when I got near the back of the boat. Once the paddleboat was flipped to the proper side up, there were our water bottles, my other flip-flop, one of Konnie’s flip-flops, the bug spray and our life jackets. So all that was lost on that expedition was a flip-flop and a towel. A few days later, Bill’s cousin, Susan, found Konnie’s other flip-flop. Rather than have a photo of us water-skiing, perhaps Konnie can mount her flip-flops on her cabin wall with a plaque that says, “I survived the paddleboat flipping show of 2015.”

Beyond the office door • Suzanne Johnson

Voices of our past in cartoons


t the end of the radio program the voice of curiosity asked, “Who was that masked man?” and you heard the galloping hoof beats of the Lone Ranger’s horse, Silver. Many of the announcers voices were familiar to us children of the 1930s. The various sounds of radio sound-effects men made the programs and the stories very real. Sound had already come to the movies and color would soon follow. It was in the early cartoons we watched at the movie theater that we heard the characters voices and many of us who listened then can still remember each voice that went with the cartoon figure. Who can forget Bugs Bunny? And his chomping on a carrot? And Elmer Fudd? The most prominent voice artist of those years was the “The Man of a Thousand Voices,” Mel Blanc. It’s hard to believe Tweety Bird and Yosemite Sam came from the same man. We all remember Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse, but there was another cartoon character, that crazy “wabbit,” Bugs Bunny, who shared stardom in the world of cartoons flowing from Hollywood. It was that renowned vocal magician, Mel Blanc, who spoke for “Looney Tunes” and “Merry Melodies” as Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd as well as Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and Sylvester the Cat. He was Barney Rubble, Foghorn Leghorn, Pepe Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales and Wile E. Coyote as well. This vocal genius was born in San Francisco in 1908. The family moved, and by the time he graduated from high school they were living in Portland, Ore. He was, from the start, gifted at music. He was the youngest orchestra conductor ever known at the age of 17. He was already doing vaudeville

routines. He began working in radio in Portland. By the time he married Estelle, in 1933, they were producing their own radio show weeknights from 11 to midnight. He went to Hollywood and “The Joe Penner Show.” He soon found his way to CBS Radio, and “The Jack Benny Program” where he stayed until it folded in 1955. Each week radio audiences tuned in to hear Jack Benny and his humorous show with many continuing characters. You would hear Benny arriving in his Maxwell automobile. The car was Blanc’s interpretation of a car with a not-so perfect engine and lots of backfires. The sound of the car was recorded, but one time the record failed, and Blanc stepped up to the microphone and did the sound live, and afterward it was always done live. Blanc was the sound-effects man and was the voice of many characters on “Jack Benny” over the years. He did Polly the Parrot, and called out the places and the “All Aboard!” of the train conductor. With Benny, timing was all-important. The same with Mel Blanc. Mel did this character, Sy, the Little Mexican, who had a routine, saying, “Si, Sy, Sew, Sue,” and that little skit brought laughter time after time. Maybe it would be considered politically incorrect now, but in those days, people could laugh at each other. Nobody laughs anymore. Blanc managed to get his name mentioned as the voices in the cartoons, something new to the business. After his exclusive contract with Warner Brothers ended he worked with Hanna-Barbera, and did other independent work. Many admirers say he was respected and was the most prolific voice artist in the

industry. He was at the height of his popularity when he was involved in a near-fatal accident on Jan. 24, 1961, on Sunset Boulevard. The young man who hit his car had minor bruises, but Blanc suffered serious injuries. He had both legs broken and a broken pelvis and head injuries. Mel was rushed to the hospital where he lay in a coma for two weeks. Everyone was concerned because of his brain injuries. When he awoke and his doctor spoke to him, he answered, “Eh? What’s up, Doc?” and everyone knew he was himself again. The next weeks were extremely difficult for him. He was in a full body cast. In the movie business, the show must go on. They brought recording equipment to his hospital room and he did his voices there and this continued later during his slow and painful recovery at his home. Mel and his wife had a son, Noel. He did some voice work but that was not his chosen career. Mel and Estelle’s marriage lasted until he died, in 1989. He was 81 years old. Mel wrote a book, with Philip Bashe, called “That’s Not All Folks!” in 1988. The Hollywood Walk of Fame has a star for Bugs Bunny and a star for Mel Blanc. There are other stars for cartoon characters: Mickey Mouse, Kermit the Frog and Shrek. Cartoons were our childhood friends. We had the Bugs and Porky images on our lunch boxes and on toys and clothes. We often imitated Blanc’s sound effects and did imitations of the cartoon voices. Many of us could stutter the phrase used at the end of each cartoon along with Porky Pig, “That’s All, Folks!” This is carved on Mel Blanc’s headstone where he is buried.

Old wife’s tales • Mary B. Olsen

SASD invites community to join in homecoming festivities SPOONER — Spooner Area School District invites parents, families and community members to join in homecoming festivities during the week of Sunday, Sept. 20 through Friday, Sept. 25. Sunday, Sept. 20, 3-5 p.m., is a kickoff community bonfire at the high school football field. The announcement of the homecoming court will be at 3:30 p.m. A powder-puff game will be from 4-5:30 p.m. at the high school football field. Monday, Sept. 21, the girls golf team

BARRON — Golfing enthusiasts are encouraged to support the Spooner/ Barron/Cumberland high school hockey team and the Barron/Chetek Youth Hockey Association by participating in the second-annual Northwest Icemen Scramble.

will compete against Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, Superior, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 4:30 p.m. the boys soccer team takes on the Somerset team. Wednesday, Sept. 23, will be he-man volleyball in the high school from 2-3:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, the volleyball team will face Barron at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, several events will take place starting with the 1:05 p.m. pep rally with all K-12 students in the high school

gym and the homecoming coronation. Class float judging for grades 9-12 is at 2 p.m. From 2:15-3:15 p.m. there will be a parade of floats and the band through the community. From 5-7 p.m. a community chicken dinner, hosted by the volleyball team, will be in the high school commons. The football game against Ladysmith starting at 7 p.m. will have a homecoming with a military appreciation theme. Fireworks will follow the game. During the football game, the Spooner

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The Rolling Oaks Golf Course in Barron will be hosting this 18-hole best-ball scramble on Saturday, Sept. 26, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. For just $35, each player will get 18 holes of golf with a cart plus a meal. Each team can consist of no more than four players.

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USDA commodity loans available to Washburn/Burnett County producers SPOONER — U.S. Department of Agriculture, Wisconsin Farm Service Agency, County Executive Director Evie Moore reminds producers that USDA offers interim financing at harvest time to help producers meet cash flow needs without having to sell commodities when market prices are at harvest-time lows. The programs, known as Marketing Assistance Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments, were authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill for the 2014-2018 crop years. “These are among the many tools offered by Farm Service Agency to help farmers navigate price and market conditions, so as we approach the harvest sea-

son, we encourage producers to consider these programs as a helpful option,” said Moore. A producer who is eligible to obtain a marketing loan, but agrees to forgo the loan, may obtain a loan deficiency payment if such a payment is available. The programs provide financing and marketing assistance for wheat, feed grains, soybeans and other oilseeds, pulse crops, rice, peanuts, cotton, wool and honey. For eligibility, producers must control the commodity or a title to the commodity until the loan is repaid. FSA is now accepting applications for all eligible commodities. For expedited

service, interested producers are encouraged to schedule an appointment. Other program restrictions may apply, including limits on total payments or gross income thresholds. Consult your local FSA office for further details. For more information, visit To find your local USDA Service Center, go to MALs and LDPs were reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, which builds on historic economic gains in rural America over the past six years, while achieving meaningful reform and billions of dollars in savings for the taxpayer. Since enactment, USDA has made significant prog-

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Lions whitefish fry raises funds for projects The Shell Lake Lions extend gratitude to the nearly 500 people who attended the whitefish fry during Town and Country Days. The support helps them continue to accomplish great things for deserving people. “We’ll be ordering even more whitefish at our next event to meet the annual growing demand for this delicious dinner,” commented Lion Dave Zeug. Chief whitefish cooks shown are Tom and Courtney Klassa at the fryers. — Photos submitted Fry bread is another hit at the Lions fish fry, which took place Friday, Sept. 4. Cooks shown (L to R): Mary Harrington, Jackie Avery and Bill Taubman.

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The Farley family won Shell Lake’s Town and Country Days scavenger hunt. The little boat was First-place winners in Shell Lake’s Town and Country Days Kiddie Parade, sponsored by the tucked into the cannon at the Shell Lake Memorial Cemetery. Shown with the found sailboat are Taren and Kaelin. The family received a $50 gift certificate from Gordy’s County Market. — Photo Shell Lake State Bank, were (L to R): Nikki Hon, Ryan Hon, Heidi Sundberg and Anika Sundberg. They are the grandchildren of Ann and Mike Ring, Shell Lake. — Photo by Larry Samson submitted

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Faith Lutheran Church’s preschool celebrates 30 years Danielle Danford | Staff writer SPOONER — Autumn doesn’t officially start until Wednesday, Sept. 23, but fall is in the air. Leaves litter lawns and students are back in school. For some students, this fall presents their first educational experience and at Faith Lutheran Church Preschool there is more to celebrate. “With being here 30 years and our enrollment going up all the time, we want to share that with the community and all of our past, present and future students,” said Cheryl Gozdzialski. Gozdzialski is a woman with many roles at the Faith Lutheran Church Preschool in Spooner. Gozdzialski is simultaneously a teacher, administrator and director for the preschool that held its first classes in September of 1984.  “We’re celebrating our 30th year, actually it was the end of our 30th year in May so we’re going into our 31st year,” said Gozdzialski. The over-100-year-old Faith Lutheran Church, founded in 1913, is looking forward to celebrating their preschool’s 30th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 20. The celebration includes a 10:30 a.m. church service and an 11:45 a.m. preschool alumni photo.  “And then we’re going to have lunch after and our education committee put together all different kinds of stations, face painting, games, animal balloons, just fun games for the kids to enjoy,” Gozdzialski said. The celebration is open to all in the community from alumni and future students and their families to interested community members. The Faith Lutheran Preschool offers education to children who are 3 to 5 by Sept. 1 in two classes. Three-year-olds attend sessions on Tuesday and Thursday while 4- and 5-year-olds attend sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  “The preschool started with two classes and had a total of 22 students,” she said. Today the preschool has expanded to four classes with an average of 50 students. The Faith Lutheran Church Preschool formed after the church appointed a task force to determine the need for a faith-based preschool in the area. The task force consisted of several local individuals including Max Berndt, Bev Bruce, Bruce Buchman, Chuck Jockish, Judy Kemph and Donna Seitz. Together they formed the foundational

Cheryl Gozdzialski reacts with students to a story she’s reading during a class at Faith Lutheran Preschool. The school is gearing up for an anniversary celebration planned for Sunday, Sept. 20, at the church in Spooner. — Photo by Danielle Danford

goal of the church’s preschool: to provide a quality Christian education to the children of Faith Lutheran Church and their community. This year the school has hired two additional teachers, Erin Burch and Meghan Nickell, who are both coteaching with Gozdzialski and Jeanne Graber as a preschool aide. Gozdzialski explained that all the school’s staff are licensed teachers and that the school received interest about co-teaching for this year. They thought they’d try it and it has been working out well for both the students and teachers.  “We are definitely a hands-on program and want it to be a positive experience for our children, being that it is their first experience,” said Gozdzialski. The school prides itself on the variety of program offerings including music, zoo-phonics, field trips, visitor speakers, baking, academics and technology. To meet the growing educational demands

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the school expanded, physically, to make room for a computer lab and art room. The teachers and students are also enjoying the benefits of a Smart Board, a digital interactive whiteboard that uses touch detection. “Our church, our congregation is incredible in how they support this program, they so believe in this program and they just give us continuous support,” she said. To meet the needs of all

in their community the church offers scholarships to help families with tuition costs. Gozdzialski said the church has never turned a family away and they also offer before- and after-school child care. “We really try to accommodate families … we want to make it possible for all children to be able to come,” said Gozdzialski.

Northwest Passage staff receives Excellence in Service Award cents. Recipients of the award play vital roles behind the scenes and deserve to be recognized for their work to help change the world, one child at a time. Melton is from Shell Lake. He is known for his, “Sure, anything I can do to help!” attitude and has been a valued Northwest Passage team member for 15 years. He was awarded the Excellence in Service Award at the 2015 NATSAP Midwest Regional Conference in Clayton, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis, on Friday, Sept. 11. “Caleb has had a positive impact on the lives of hunRIVER STREET DENTAL; 6 in; 633399 dreds of kids during his time with Northwest Passage and has become a role model for new staff members. We could not be more proud of having Caleb on our team,” says Ellen Race, MSW, program director of Northwest Passage’s Child and Adolescent Center and intensive residential treatment center You Are Invited To An for girls, Prairieview. For more information River Street Dental Is Celebrating Our about Northwest Passage, New Facility At: the Service in Excellence 701 North River Street • Spooner, WI 54801 Award or NATSAP, please call 715-388-7595 or visit Fri., Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - from Northwest Passage

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A classic Shell Lake boat

Bob Cooks and Eugene Notz stand proudly in front of Notz’s rare Shell Lake boat. The boat, trailer and motor are all from the early ‘60s. The two were visiting the Shell Lake Historical Society to see if they had any info on the boat and to tour the Shell Lake boat collection.

The nose of the Tempest was also brought over from the automotive industry. The Tempest looked fast and drove fast, like a sports car.

The Tempest sported fins, brought over from the automobiles of the time that had fins. The smooth, sleek line made for a beautiful boat.

The Shell Lake Tempest was a 15-foot runabout that was built between 1962 and 1963. The Tempest sold new for $1,295. “Mounted with a 95-horse Mercury motor, it was a fun boat,” said Cy Atkinson, the designer of the Tempest.

Photos by Larry Samson

Dewey-LaFollette Mary Dunn, Donna Hines, Marlene Swearingen, Lorri McQuade, Lida Nordquist and Diana and Karen Mangelsen were Tuesday guests of Nina Hines.  They all enjoyed an afternoon of visiting and playing cards. Heather Harrison and a friend, Brian, visited Lawrence and Nina Hines on Thursday afternoon. Hank and Karen Mangelsen called on Marlene and Bruce Swearingen on Thursday evening. Visitors at the home of Ronda and Maynard Mangelsen during this last week have been Lacey and Tim Merlino, Derrick, Lapita and Nathaniel Mangelsen, Desi and Aubrey Rosselli, Daisy Wohlford, Lisa Mangelsen, Dylan Longhenry and his fiancee, Allie, Karen and Hank

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Mangelsen, Ryan Hanna, Brea Williamson and Johanna Gustafsson. Hank and Karen Mangelsen went to the Scandinavian smorgasbord at Siren UM Church on Friday evening.  April and Dave Close treated them to the meal for their anniversary.  Weekend guests of Nina and Lawrence Hines were Chad and Chris Harrison and Rod Kral. Bunnie Johnson, Lida Nordquist’s sister-in-law, stayed overnight with her Saturday. Karen Mangelsen went to Rice Lake on Sunday for a bridal shower for Kim Hotchkiss, daughter of Scott and Cheryl Hotchkiss. The shower was held at the Moose Lodge.

Heart Lake Skies are clear and blue. It feels and looks like fall but that’s not bad. We can have warm weather for another month and beautiful colors. Not much news this week. Town and Country Days have gone by and our local paper did a good job showing pictures and bringing us the good news. Our sympathy to the Linton family who lost a dear mother and sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. A few ladies went out to see Nancy Melton who recently had surgery, but is now able to get around better. We’re thinking of you, Nancy. Margaret Jones and Louise Schade came up for the weekend to visit sister Lillian Ullom and other relatives. Get-well wishes to Sue Pederson in Amherst who had knee surgery and is now able to be up and about more.

by Helen V. Pederson Visiting Arlys Santiago over the weekend was her sister, Audrey Carlson, Wyoming Minn. She had a class reunion at Lakeview on Saturday night with a pretty good turnout. A few who were there were the former Ellen Kay Gullickson, Dale Mortenson and his wife, of Louisiana. Dale grew up right near us in Heart Lake and went to Shell Lake School. Peder Pederson and his friend took in church services at Anah Church on Sunday and enjoyed dinner there. Sue and Larry Winner of Solon Springs visited Helen and Jeff Pederson on Friday. She came to get some hay bales for a hoedown they had Saturday night at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Superior. People forget how fast you did a job but they remember how well you did it.



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Cross country starts busy season

BRUCE/SPOONER — The first week of school was a busy week with a lot going on. The Shell Lake cross-county team traveled to Bruce on Monday, Aug. 31, and then to Spooner on Thursday, Sept. 3, for a tough and hot race.   In Bruce, the Laker high school girls placed sixth as a team, while the high school boys placed 11th as a team, the middle school girls placed fifth as a team, and the middle school boys placed 10th as a team.  Medaling for Shell Lake at Bruce were Brittany Clark, fifth, and Frances Kevan, seventh. In Spooner, Clark placed sixth for the middle school race. This year Shell Lake has four students that have improved from their race last year to their race this year.  Those students are Nathaniel Swan with a six-minute improvement, Clark with a 2.5-minute improvement, Daniel Parish with a 1.5-minute improvement, and Kevan with a 1-minute improvement. Last week things slowed down a little as the team traveled to Webster on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Placing in Webster was Kevan in fourth. Improving in Webster were Madeline Naglosky and Kevan.  The Laker cross-country team is having another busy week, traveling to Rice Lake on Tuesday, Sept. 15, for a huge race and then will host a small meet at Butternut Golf Course on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. Times and placings for Shell Lake runners for the last three races are as follows.

High school girls: Bruce Julia Pokorny 27:22.2 29th     Ali DeLadi 27:44.7 32nd Katie Cox 32:27.6 54th Ashlea Meister  28:56.1 38th Clare Walker 29:29.1 41st Emma Crosby 39:24.5 68th     Alyssa Hodgett  38:34.3 66th Alecia Knoop 39:57.7 71st High school boys: Bruce   Daniel Parish  22:38.1 42nd Linden Nelson  23:26 54th Nathaniel Swan 25:57.1 84th Marty Anderson  25:17.8 74th Phabien Sturtze  26:37.6 89th Luke Savas DNC Konstantin Medvedev DNC Middle school boys: Bruce   Landon Deneen  DNC Malachi Trudell  11:59.5 61st Isaac Hopke  12:01 63rd Nathan Scott 12:22.1 70th Elliot Scott 16:40.8 103rd Ethan Lyga 16:44.3 104th Jayden Hodgett DNC Eli Fritz DNC Middle school girls: Bruce   Brittany Clark  10:18.2 5th Frances Kevan  10:23.7 7th Madeline Naglosky  12:42.4 40th Daya Lawrence  13:03.3 48th Hadley Tims DNC Mary Clark 13:43.6 62nd Michaela Hayes DNC Hannah Schultz 15:18.4 73rd

Spooner   27:24.9 47th     27:09.8 41st DNC 29:59.9 73rd DNC 38:06.9 131st     37:22.2 128th 34:56.1 113th Spooner     23:14.2 67th 24:20.4 95th 26:17.7 127th 26:47.0 136th 29:25.8 155th 31:02.4 164th DNC Spooner     19:22.6 20th 19:00.5 18th 20:19.2 24th 23:14.4 37th 23:43.4 39th 22:35.0 36th DNC 23:35.8 39th Spooner     16:56.1 6th 23:00.3 40th 20:47.4 24th 25:54.2 47th 25:54.5 48th 25:28.8 44th 30:04.5 56th 30:04.5 55th

Webster 26:44.69 16th 26:36.12 15th 29:44.81 27th 28:12.28 23rd 27:48.88 20th 31:36.9 29th 35:04.69 36th 35:05.94 37th Webster 21:39.03 21st 22:36.53 39th 24:41.72 44th 23:36.53 39th DNC 30:03.31 56th 24:48.22 46th Webster DNC 12:48.94 29th 13:06.53 34th 13:25.47 39th 14:29.56 46th 14:40.78 48th 14:45.31 50th 16:39.28 57th Webster DNC 11:21.56 4th 13:46.31 19th 15:22.66 31st 14:17.28 25th 14.54.18 30th   16:04.66 36th 16:34.18 38th

Laker sophomore Clare Walker.

Marty Anderson and Nathaniel Swan are shown at the first mile mark during their race. They only had 2.1 miles to go. Alicia Knoop, Katie Cox and Alyssa Hodgett relax with teammate Meredith Kevan and little Addeline Granzin after their race.  Kevan was unable to run due to an injury but hopes to be back in action at Butternut Golf Course in Sarona.

Junior Alyssa Hodgett.

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Middle school cross-country students take off from the starting line. The middle school students typically run 1.5 miles but some races can be farther, it just depends on the course.



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Shell Lake loses to Frederic

Shell Lake fumbles and recovers their own fumble. Shell Lake quarterback Zach Melton lost the ball when he was tackled on the play.

The Shell Lake defense, led by Dominic Hopke and assisted by Matt Denotter and Drew Johnson, tackle Frederic running back Roman Poirier.

Photos by Becky Amundson

Shell Lake quarterback Zach Melton gets the pass off against the relentless Frederic defense. Shell Lake lost 40-61 against the 2-0 Frederic Vikings on Friday, Sept. 11, at Frederic. This is the first match in four years between these two old rivals. Frederic has dropped down into the Lakeland South Conference.

Good turnout for Shell Lake Pack 51 sign-up

Quarterback Zach Melton is tackled after being forced out of the pocket.

There was a good turnout for the Shell Lake Pack 51 sign-up night held Thursday, Sept. 10. If any boys in first through fifth grades are interested in Scouting there is still time to register. — Photo by Stephanie Whiteside

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Spooner has big win over Cumberland

Larry Samson | Staff writer SPOONER — With a 38-13 win over Cumberland in a home game on Friday, Sept. 11, Spooner improved their Heart O’ North Conference record to 1-1. They are 2-2 overall. Desi Fielding returned to the field after being out for a game. In Friday’s game, he rushed for 223 yards, scoring the first points of the game on a 38-yard run. Cumberland came back with a 37-yard pass from quarterback Payton Rose. Spooner had a slim 8-7 lead when Spooner quarterback Tanner Schafer connected with Gavin Hochstetler on a 37-yard pass run. Fielding took it over from the 3-yard line and added more points on the twopoint conversion. A Cumberland fumble set up another Fielding touchdown from the 34-yard line. Spooner never looked back when Schafer connected with Brandon Jepson on a 16-yard pass run for a fourth touchdown, and it was 32-7. Spooner’s final score came in the third quarter when Schafer ran a quarterback sneak from the 13-yard line hoping to pick up a first down, instead running it in for a 13-yard touchdown. On defense, Jepson lead the team with five tackles followed by Devan Miller, Fielding and Hochstetler with four each. Spooner’s defense held Cumberland to 268 total yards, 120 yards passing and 148 rushing. They recovered one fumble and had two interceptions. The Spooner offense racked up 434 total yards, with 107 passing and 327 yards rushing. They only turned the ball over once. Spooner will be hosting the Northwestern Tigers on Friday, Sept. 18. Northwestern is 1-1 in conference play and they are coming off a 38-40 loss to Hayward. The Tigers beat Ashland 21-14 in the first game of the season and beat Bloomer 19-6. Northwestern running back Nate Pearson has 551 yards in three Desi Fielding breaks through the Cumberland line with only one defender between him and the goal line. The touchdown games. He will be the running back that Spooner will have to set the mood of the night as the Rails won, 38-13, over Cumberland on Friday, Sept. 11. shut down if they are to win.

Tim Meister tears through the Spooner sign as easily as he did against the Cumberland backfield.

Brandon Jepson put a tackle on Cumberland quarterback Payton Rose on the option play.

Photos by Larry Samson Devan Miller and Reilly Hotchkiss forced the Cumberland running back out of bounds on this short pass. The Spooner defense took the passing game away from Cumberland in their win against their rival.



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Shell Lake goes 2 - 2 at the Ashland Tournament Saturday

Amanda Brereton sets the hard-hit serve as her teammates, Amber Anderson and Hope Balts, watch and anticipate.

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Savannah Soltis spikes the ball against the Washburn defender.

Shell Lake setter Sheri Clark sets the ball as Caitlin Brereton comes up for the attack.

Caitlin Brereton and Anna Mikula block the spike from the Washburn opponent in the championship round of the Ashland Tournament held Saturday, Sept. 12. The Washburn team proved too tough for the Lakers as they lost the two games. Shell Lake won two matches and lost two.



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Spooner/Shell Lake team loses soccer game

With three Amery defenders guarding him, Caleb Ford kicks a goal. The goal was the only score for the Rails as they lost 1-10 against Amery in a home game on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Midfield man Cole White kicks the ball to a teammate. White is one of nine freshmen on the young team.

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Ben Bray steals the ball from his Amery opponent and takes the ball downfield.

Mykal Lake with a save as teammates Caleb Ford and Cole White come in to help against Amery on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Youth football recognition

It was Spooner Youth Football recognition as Steve Daniels brought the players out to midfield during halftime at the Spooner versus Cumberland game on Friday, Sept. 11. — Photo by Larry Samson

Spooner Golf Club to host PGA Free Family Clinic Day SPOONER — Spooner Golf Club and Lakeland Family Resource Center invite you to Spooner Golf Club PGA Free Family Clinic Day, Saturday, Sept. 19. The

clinic will be held at the Spooner Golf Club from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Staff will offer golfing advice, techniques and tips to encourage families to

learn a sport that can be enjoyed as a family and played for a lifetime. A cookout lunch will be provided following the session. Preregistration is

required and can be arranged by calling Spooner Golf Club at 715-635-3580. — from LFRC



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Rails see volleyball action

Larry Samson | Staff writer SPOONER — The Spooner Rails volleyball team lost three games to conference rivals Chetek/Weyerhaeuser in a match on Thursday, Sept. 10. Scores were 11-25, 13-25 and 11-25 in the final game. “Varsity went into our match with Chetek knowing that we would need to work hard,” coach Melissa Smith said after the game. With one starter out, Smith moved her setter to right hitter and brought up JV setter Lauren Johnson to set on varsity. With the changes the team was not able to get their routine down and struggled through the game. Smith said, “As a young team we will continue to work on refining our skills and working as a team.” On Saturday, Sept. 12, Spooner traveled to Ashland for a tournament. Five varsity players were gone so Spooner pulled up JV players to fill those positions. “As coaches we asked JV players to step up and they did. We were extremely proud of the nine players that were there,” Smith said of her players. In the first match Spooner lost 5-25 and 11-25 to a very strong Washburn team. Spooner came back in the second match and took the Northland Pines 25-23. Spooner was the underdog in this match so the win was huge for Spooner. Spooner could not The Spooner team lost three games to Chetek/Weyerhaeuser in their Thursday, Sept. 10, matchup, but that did not dampen their spirits as they come back with the same intensity and lost played tough to the last volley. the next two games, 6-25 and 9-25. Spooner lost their third match to Mercer 9-25 and 1125. Smith analyzed the tournament saying, LEFT: Playing in the position of libero, Taylor Schutt “Although we lost all three matches, I would digs the serve, setting up a Spooner attack. say that our team learned a lot about working together, communication, serving and defense. We will take these lessons and work on them in practice.” Spooner will host Northwestern on Thursday, Sept. 17. This will be Parents Night for the Rails. On Tuesday, Sept. 22, Spooner will travel to Ladysmith for a conference game. On Saturday, Sept. 19, the Spooner C team will play at the Shell Lake C Squad Invitational. The tournament starts at 9:30 a.m. The Spooner volleyball program will be hosting a fundraiser chicken dinner before the football game on Friday, Sept. 25. The dinner starts at 5 p.m.

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LEFT: Meagan Vander Heyden concentrates as she serves the ball.

RIGHT: Emmie Bassett on the attack as her teammates Kayla Boutwell and Danika McCumber watch and anticipate.

Spooner Rails girls golf team continues on the green SPOONER — The Spooner Rails girls golf team competed against Hayward and Barron on the green in Hayward on Monday, Aug. 31. Spooner scored 370 to Hayward’s 371 and Barron’s 264. Match medalist was Rail Dani Dewitt with 38. Other Spooner scores were Rachel Johnson, 41; Maddie Friedman, 44; Sydney Busch, 47; and Lyndsey Hanson, 50. On Thursday, Sept. 3, the team traveled to Superior to meet up with Superior and Chetek/Weyerhaeuser. Spooner took first place with 172 to Superior’s 228 and Chetek/Weyerhaeuser’s 229. Match medalists were Dewitt and Friedman with 42. Other Rail scores were Busch, 43; Johnson, 45; and Hanson, 48. Playing in the Thursday, Sept. 10, Northwestern Invitational at Hidden Greens North, Hayward beat out Spooner, 374 to 381. Other teams participating were

Northwestern, third, 424; Cumberland, fourth, 443; Superior, fifth, 474; Chetek/ Weyerhaeuser, sixth, 474; Ladysmith, seventh, 505; and Barron, eighth, 506. Dewitt, 87, was meet medalist. Hanson took sixth with 96, Friedman, seventh with 96, Busch scored 102, and Johnson, 105. — with submitted information

Spooner Rails girls golf team took second at the Northwest Invitational at Hidden Greens. Shown (L to R): Maddie Friedman, Sydney Busch, Dani Dewitt, Rachel Johnson and Lyndsey Hanson. — Photo submitted



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Donna J. Bell Donna J. Bell, 72, Hertel, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Rice Lake. She was born Aug. 10, 1942, in Talhina, Okla., to J.D. and Bertie (Reed) Gross. She was married in Gainesville, Texas, on Aug. 28, 1957, to Rufus Bell.

Donna is survived by her husband, Rufus, Hertel; daughter, DeAnna (David) Kasten, Hertel; sons, Rickey Bell, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Randall (Amy) Bell, Fort Worth, Texas; and grandchildren, Donna Jo, Richard, Zach, Jett, Nicholas and Maysa; along with other rela-

tives and friends. Private family services were held. Funeral arrangements were handled by Skinner Funeral Home of Shell Lake.

Cecil A. Melton Cecil A. Melton, 92, Shell Lake, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, at his home. He was born Feb. 19, 1923, in the Town of Beaver Brook to Bennie Reed and Irene Inez (Poquette) Melton. Cecil was married in Spooner on April 8, 1944, to Evelyn Waite. They started their married life farming his parents farm. In 1948, they moved to Montana where he worked for Montana Power until 1955 where the love for farming drew him back to Wisconsin where they bought a farm in the Town of Dewey. In 1972, they sold the farm because of health problems. He loved family, playing cards with family and friends, and using his talents to help others. He was a member of the Spooner Wesleyan Church for 44 years. Cecil is survived by his wife, Evelyn,

Shell Lake; his children, Homer (Estella) Melton, Fridley, Minn., Vicki (Don) Trott, Spooner, Richard (Karen) Melton, Shell Lake, Peggy (Jeff) Vesta, Birchwood, Allan (Julie) Melton, Shell Lake, and Robin Melton, Ramsey, Minn.; 16 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; eight greatgreat-grandchildren; and his brother, Lyle (Gertie) Melton, Modesto, Calif.; along with many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Donald, Philip and Alvin Melton; and sisters, Margie Stupak and Doris Linton. Funeral services were held Sept. 11 at Spooner Wesleyan Church with the Rev Ron Gormong officiating. Burial was in Shell Lake Cemetery. Pallbearers were Nathaniel Melton, Tad Trott, Troy Melton, Jason Melton, Amos Melton and Donny Lane. Honorary pallbearers were Shane Melton and Caleb Melton.   Funeral arrangements were handled by Skinner Funeral Home of Shell Lake.

Washburn County Area Humane Society ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK

A sweet little kitten who was found alone, A tough little kitten who can hold his own. A kitten who is not afraid of a thing, A kitten named Loco who thinks he’s a king. Silly and playful, sometimes crazy too, He’ll chase after anything; that includes you. The minute you see him, it’s love at first sight, Just stop in and meet him, you’ll see that I’m right. If you need some laughs, then our Loco’s the one, Because this little kitten is a whole world of fun. Cats for adoption: 9-week-old male white/black shorthair tiger; two 4-month-old female black/ brown/white shorthair tigers; 1-year-old neutered orange shorthair tiger; 4-month-old shorthair gray dilute tortie; 1-1/2-year-old spayed shorthair calico; 3-year-old neutered/declawed black/brown shorthair tiger; 2-year-old female shorthair tiger/calico; 1-year-old longhair neutered black/gray tabby; 3-year-old neutered white/gray shorthair; three 5-month-old shorthair black/white tigers; 4-year-old neutered gray/white shorthair and a 3-yearold female shorthair tortie. Dogs for adoption: 4-year-old female tricolored Walker hound; 3-year-old female black and tan hound; and a 2-year-old neutered brown/brindle boxer mix. Also for adoption:  Adult male white/brown/black-spotted Rex rabbit.

Senior lunch menu

Monday, Sept. 21: Tatertot casserole, beets, corn bread, applesauce. Tuesday, Sept. 22: Shredded pork, dumpling and sauerkraut casserole, green bean almandine, pudding dessert. Wednesday, Sept. 23: Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, steamed peas, fresh fruit salad. Thursday, Sept. 24: Cook’s choice. Friday, Sept. 25: No meals due to site managers meeting. All centers will be closed. Bag lunch will be delivered on Thursday.

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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.

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

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

Northwoods Baptist

Spooner Baptist

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


St. Joseph’s Catholic

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

St. Catherine’s Catholic

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

St. Francis de Sales

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


Long Lake Lutheran Church

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

W3114 Church Rd., Sarona Pastor Mary Strom 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.

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

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

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.

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 Adult Bible study Sunday 8 a.m. Worship 9 a.m. with Holy Communion first and third Sunday. Praise Worship Thursday 6:30 p.m. Lutheran Hour on WJMC 96.1 FM Radio at 9 a.m. Sundays

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


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.

Sarona Methodist United Methodist

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

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

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Trinity Lutheran

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


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Cornerstone Christian

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

Trego Community Church

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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

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other,” cried Sally as she climbed into bed, “you forgot my soul!” “What do you mean, Sweetheart?” asked her mom. “I don’t understand.” “Well, when we said our prayers you didn’t say, ‘I pray the Lord my soul to keep.’ What if God forgets about my soul tonight? What will happen?” It is difficult to watch television, listen to the radio, or read a paper or magazine without the ever-present emphasis to lose weight, get in shape, have cosmetic surgery or try a new shampoo. We are constantly challenged to nourish our bodies more carefully, strengthen our muscles to become healthier or do something to look more appealing. Certainly God expects us to care for our bodies. He created us in his image and gave us the breath of life. But too often we are encouraged to care for our bodies at the expense of caring for our souls. David longed desperately for God’s presence in his life. He compared his longing to that of a thirsty deer panting for water. “My soul,” he cried, “thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” The Psalmist’s soul thirsts in himself and only the living God can satisfy him in the same way that streams of water will satisfy a thirsty deer. God places in each of us a thirst that cannot be quenched by the waters of the world. As appealing as they are, fame and fortune, power and prestige, wealth and well-being can never satisfy the thirst that God has placed within us. Only “those who hunger and thirst for righteousness will be satisfied,” said Jesus.

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Sarona Wow, September is half over already! First day of autumn is coming up on Sept. 23. There’s been some cooler days. I had to turn the heat on last Friday for the first time this fall. I see stores have their Halloween stuff out, too. Bear hunting started on Wednesday. The Marker boys got a huge one at Rocky Furchtenicht’s. It was around 450 pounds I heard. The archery and crossbow deer season started on Saturday. I don’t know where the geese are, haven’t heard nor seen any lately, Spooner has taken on a different look, with the old Open Kitchen taken down and now the Dairy Queen being torn down this week. Lots of memories of those places. My Johnnie always loved those banana splits and chocolate malts. The Frey family camped at their campground on Little Ripley over Labor Day, Thursday night through Monday. Gloria’s brother, Billy Foltz, joined them during the day. Elfreda West’s grandson Tory’s wife, Rachel Wagner and girls Abbie, Shannon and Kate, visited her one day while up from Florida where they are stationed in the Air Force. They visited when they were here visiting his mother, Ellen, in Cameron. Nancy Swanson reports the Lions fish fry on Friday, Sept. 4, fed nearly 500 people. They were thrilled with the turnout. Gary Carofe, who has a place on Little Ripley, ate at White Pines in Shell Lake on Saturday night and by the time he got home he had seen 13 deer along the fields and roadsides. Hopefully that means a good hunting season this year. Got an email from classmates Jerry and Betty Ness in Texas. They say they will be here for our 65th class reunion to be held at Tracks on Saturday. They will be stay-

ing at the Inn Town Motel in Spooner. Elaine Ryan and Sherri Holmes, coworkers, went out to lunch on Thursday and enjoyed a nice visit together. Mavis Schlapper’s daughter Pam, and Pam’s husband, Allan Cernocky, Elk Mound, came up one day and took back garden stuff to preserve. Mary Mancl visited Mavis one day. Casey Furchtenicht went back to Northland College last Tuesday for his third year of school. Put former Sarona resident Lyle Seever Jr. on your prayer list. He fell off a roof on Friday and had broken ribs and a punctured lung and has undergone two surgeries. He lives near Tomahawk. His brother, Chris, went to be with him at the hospital. Sunday, a generation reunion, families of the Spexets and Ingbretsons, was held at Marie Burkett’s home with a good turnout. The now-elders attending included Avis Thorp, Audrey Spexet, Jean Gilz, Shirley Stellrecht, Glen Spexet, Elfreda West and myself. Lots of visiting and great food. Thanks to Marie for getting this all together. Ellen Wagner, Cameron, came up and took her mom, Elfreda, to the event. I was down for several days with the sore throat and fever that was going around and spent Tuesday and Wednesday in the hospital. Thanks for the good care there in Shell Lake. Kids sure are nice to have, too. My Mary came and took me in to the doctor.


Philip and Bethany Pederson announced the birth of their children on July 5, 2015. Landon Jacob, 3 pounds, 14 ounces and Nora Grace, 6 pounds, were

Dewey Country The sun is shining across Lakeview Church Road. And yes, it’s shining on something beautiful and yellowish. What am I talking about? Well, it’s Duane Johnson’s soybeans that are getting ripe. And looking across the field, it looks so pretty. And the corn has certainly dried down in the past few weeks. Yes, it’s dried down from the bottom up including the leaves. Those very hot and humid days did something wonderful! Yes, they ripened the corn. And to top everything off, it is fall. A very happy birthday to Janelle Lawrence as she turns 1 year old on Sept. 17. Have a fun day, Janelle. Happy birthday to Alexa Dahlstrom as she enjoys her birthday on Sept. 18. Have a wonderful day, Alexa. A very happy birthday to Darrell Thomas Petz as he enjoys his special day with lots more to come on Sept. 18. Sept. 19, a very happy birthday to Brenda Albee, to Adam James Meister and to Jonathon Beecroft. Enjoy your special day. A very happy anniversary to Don and Delores Christner on Sept. 19 with lots more to come. Sept. 20, a very happy birthday to Otto Weigand, Jameson Depoister, and also to Elliott Peterson. Enjoy your day. Sept. 21, a very happy birthday to Alayna Harrington as she enjoys her special day. A very happy anniversary to Chad and Ashley Crosby, celebrating eight years together on Sept. 22. A very happy birthday to Teresa Dahlstrom and also to Kennedy Baumgart when she turns 16 years old. Have a great one. A very happy birthday to Kylie Kay Dahlstrom, Aaron Mogenson, Benny LaVeau, Abby Melton and to Jordan Lawrence, all on Sept. 23. Have a wonderful day. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Jerry Cramer, 87, who died Sept. 11, from cancer. He leaves his wife, Joanne, son Dan and daughter Denise, plus a large host of friends and relatives. His funeral is Friday, Sept. 18, in Eau Claire. Thursday, Diane Hulleman had lunch with the parish nurses and later she went for an interview for the Interfaith in Spooner.


by Marian Furchtenicht Roger took care of lawn mowing, Elaine came and caught up in the kitchen and picked raspberries and Russ and Nancy came with soup and took my garbage. Grandkid Brian Marschall visited as did Ryan and Jessie Furchtenicht, Jillian and Jaxson. Otherwise lots of calls. Thanks to all. Jessie Furchtenicht and Jillian went to the volleyball tournament in Ashland on Saturday. Ryan and Jaxon took in the kids tractor pull competition in Rice Lake on Saturday. Congrats to Jax on taking third place. This week we wish Tammy Dennis, Sharon Pfluger, Ray Shimek, Brian Granzi, Boots Belliveau, Daniel Marsh, Sandra Pushnig and John Morevec Jr. a happy birthday on Sept. 17, Jake West and Bruce Dahlstrom, Sept. 18; Gloria Frey, Lin Weathers and Shannon Sauer, Sept. 19; Brent Zaloude and, Maeve Wagner, Sept. 20; Alyssa Degner, Sept. 21; Erin Drost, Becky Shell, Tim Frey and Teresa Dahlstrom, Sept. 22; Pat Frey, Aaron Mogensen, Sarah Knutson and Jackie Johnechek, Sept. 23. A happy 50th to Gene and Darlene Johnechek on Sept. 18. Anniversary wishes to Anton and Gloria Frey, their 62nd on Sept. 19; Kerry Sue and Aaron Gambodi, Sept. 20; Joe and Jennie Hastreiter, Sept. 21; Dave and Connie Zaloudek, Sept. 22; Merle and Sharon Wilber, Sept. 23.


Scott and Cheryl Hotchkiss, Shell Lake, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Jean Hotchkiss, to Aaron Hepner Graves, son of David Graves, California, and Joan Knoefler, Zimmerman, Minn. Kimberly is employed at Carlson Highland & Co., LLP, in Maple Grove, Minn. Aaron is employed at U.S. Foods in Plymouth, Minn. They are to be married Oct. 10, 2015, at born in St. Paul, Minn. Grandparents the United Methodist Church in Spooner. are Curt and Martha Pederson, Hudson. They will be residing in Zimmerman, Great-grandpa is Peder Pederson, Shell Minn. — Photo by Jill Jagusch Photography Lake.

by Pauline Lawrence

School has started in Cameron. That lucky little 7-year-old Reyana Ladd gets to go to the new school that Cameron has built. The school is for 4-year-olds through fourth grade. Reyana likes her school days very much. Friday, I attended the funeral for Cecil Melton. It was a huge funeral. Cecil passed away at his home. He made his own box, with it being varnished, and it had some writing on the inside cover that he did himself. All Cecil’s relatives were there including six children, eight grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. Cecil and Evelyn farmed for 17 years in Dewey Country. After 17 years, they sold the farm to Sunshine and myself. They built a beautiful home on Bakker Road in Dewey Country. Later they built another beautiful home in the Town of Bashaw. Their children are Homer, Vicki, Richard, Peggy, Allan and Robin. Cecil and Evelyn were very special to Sunshine and myself. They both were very hard workers and enjoyed life. Our deepest sympathy to the family. Know you are in our special thoughts and prayers. Labor Day weekend found Jim and Sandy Atkinson at their daughter, Kristen, and Scott Carl’s for a cookout. Also there were Scott’s family and a number of friends. This Sunday found Lisa and Dan Otto and son Charlie at the Atkinsons’ helping get wood up. Marjorie Otto has now started college for the third year. She plans to graduate in December in journalism and math communications. Good for you, Marjorie. Butch and Loretta VanSelus attended Virgil Peterson’s funeral. Butch is a brother-in-law to Virgil. Butch has one other brother-in-law, Otto Lawson, of Iowa. Sympathy to the family. Butch and Loretta are going through some tough times. Their son, Harold Stone, 57, was in Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire and has since moved to a nursing home. He has heart trouble. Loretta and Butch have been going down every day to see Harold and they are both very tired at this time. Harold’s siblings, Marjean and Rudy Fisher, Mark and Shelly Stone, have been to see him, too. Paula and John Powell, Montana, haven’t come at this time. Matthew Stone and his family live in Rice

Lake and have been down to see Harold. Butch says his garden is about done for the year. He says he picks about 2 quarts of raspberries every other day. Please keep the Stone family and the VanSelus family in your special thoughts and prayers. Have you been out to Smith’s Poquette Apple Orchard? Several varieties of apples and Lynn’s baked goods are available. Every time I go over, Lynn is busy baking up another patch of those yummy pastries. Get out and enjoy the country and get some delicious apples. Diane Hulleman tells us her grandson, Chris Perlt, is very busy at his job. He worked 19 hours on Saturday. He is a welder on a pipeline. Great for you, Chris. Talking with Myrna Atkinson, she tells us she’s been busy cleaning out their garden. She also is quilting a quilt for her daughter-in-law, Sandy. It has bears on it and is very beautiful. Sandy wants it for her brother. Myrna tells us the Badgers played the RedHawks and it wasn’t a good game. The Badgers beat the RedHawks 58-0. The Packers played the Bears on Sunday. Ron Atkinson picked up his dad, Curt, and took him to an auction by Frederic on Sunday. The Lakeview Methodist Church will have their fall festival on Oct. 4. There will be lots of games and food, plus horse and buggy rides along with a cakewalk. Come and enjoy. I found out who brought me those delicious veggies. It was Butch VanSelus. Those tomatoes look so good in the jars and so do the other veggies that I froze. Thanks to Butch and Loretta. It was most appreciated. Over the Labor Day weekend, Janie and Rick Lauterbauch and children, Noah, Ellianna and Grace, camped by Rice Lake. The family really enjoys camping out. They bought their own camper and they make use of it. Ellianna is going to Shell Lake Schools and enjoys it so much. Good for you, Ellianna. The Jerry Bests went camping. They went to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for a week. While in Michigan, Kevin and Jessy Best and children Kaleb and Ava came and introduced the grandparents to little Ava. Gretchen tells us her garden is about done for another season. Aug. 30, the Bests went to Lillian Strege’s in Luck,

joining a number of relatives for an afternoon of visiting. Beth and Mark Hansen and children Ryan and Alyssa, and Bev and Jarrett Cassellious and son Erik were up at Carl Meister’s over Labor Day weekend. The guys are waiting for the bagger to come so they can chop their corn in bags. Marv Knoop tells us Mark is going to start chopping corn this week. Another sign of fall. A week ago Saturday, Diane Hulleman attended a birthday party for 5-year-old Jameson Depoister at his home. Sunday, Diane met her daughter, Nancy Murray, in Spooner and the two ladies enjoyed going to Hayward and all the shops they have there. Those two pups I have certainly aren’t the boss anymore around here. Razz just made it known she won’t put up with any dogs and that’s that. The dogs, especially Rory, chase her and all of a sudden she stops and lies on her back and claws and she is just a-playing. Rory gets playing with her and tries to bite her and she does the same to him. It’s really cute. Rambo doesn’t seen to want anything to do with the cat and he can be sitting on my lap and if the cat comes up, he’s off my lap just like that. I think the cat has adjusted to my home now as she comes and sits and lies on my lap, which makes Rambo disgusted. Kind of jealous, right? Thursday, Diane Hulleman went with the LVM for lunch and Friday had lunch with the parish nurses in Spooner. Lisa Mangelsen tells us her son, Derek, and his wife and son came Sept. 6 to her house in Dewey Country. Sept. 11 they left for their home in Texas. Her daughter, Lacey, and her honey came while Derek and family were here and stayed with Lisa. They were going back to Philadelphia on Sept. 12. It was a great time for the whole family. While here the family enjoyed a visit with Maynard and Ronda Mangelsen. Lisa says while the family was here they also enjoyed a trip to Copper Falls. They had supper out for Lacey’s birthday, which was Sept. 9. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!


Stone Lake

by Mary Nilssen

It’s hard to believe we are already into fall and the 37thannual Cranberry Festival is only weeks away! What a beautiful day Sunday, Sept. 13, was. The cemetery walk at Evergreen Cemetery was held from 1 to 3 p.m. and even the Bears and Packers couldn’t keep everyone away. Close to 100 people came out to enjoy the music, refreshments, historic stories about some of the pioneers, and a great chance to visit with old friends. Thanks to everyone who comes out and supports your historical society as they plan the community events. If you are passing through the covered bridge in downtown Stone Lake, look for the poster describing the buckthorn eradication field day to be held on Oct. 8 in the Wetland Park. Experts will come to the Wetland Park that day and demonstrate to folks how to use the spray method of killing buckthorn, and will let you try your hand at it so that you see how easy it is, and how simple it will be for you to return to your property and get rid of this terrible invasive plant. You may not know, but this tiny plant, if left unchecked, will grow to be a nasty tree, producing thousands of berries that will help it reproduce over and over until the land itself is good for nothing but buckthorn. Great studies have been made in our park already, thanks to two years of hard work by several people, led by Craig Baldridge who has become a self-taught expert himself. More posters will soon be up in town so everyone who wants to come will have the details. The Lakes Community Co-op has hired a new manager/ supervisor, and her name is Charity Thew. The co-op will be having cake on Friday, Sept. 18, to thank Nicole and Judy and staff for their leadership in the interim and to welcome Charity. Please stop by and join them in welcoming and thanking these co-op staff members. The Stone Lake Community Wetland Park wants to remind everyone to set aside a few hours on Sunday, Sept. 27, from 1-3 p.m. to come to the picnic in the park. Refreshments will be served and tour guides will be available to take folks for a walk in the park to explain what is happening, especially regarding the buckthorn project. So, bring Mom, Dad,


Grandma, Grandpa and kids. As far as we know, there is no football game starting at noon that day. Has anyone discovered the new picnic table now located in the gazebo at the Wetland Park? Now you can sit there with your picnic, view the beautiful lake and count the cars as the trains roll by. It is quite an experience and a beautiful time of year to enjoy it. The new 2015 Cemetery Walk book is now available and can be purchased at the museum or by emailing A few copies of the two previous books from 2012 and 2013 are still available. There was a great turnout at the docent appreciation evening and the surprise of the evening was the antique railway express baggage cart that Jeff Dejewski purchased and Tom McDonnell restored in time to be delivered to the museum that evening. What a great addition to our railroad history, Jeff. Thank you so much. The Stone Lake Area Historical Society is pleased to announce the publication of a new book, “Finding the Pioneers and Places in Early Stone Lake.” The book includes a walking tour of the village of Stone Lake in 1912, a walking tour of the business community before 1926, and interesting Stone Lake landmarks. Several driving tours include finding the pioneers around the actual Stone Lake, a tour of the earliest resorts around Sand Lake and Flat Lake (Big Sissabagama), a tour of pioneer homes and landmarks down to Hauer and north on Hwy. 27 and another driving/hiking tour down CTH BB. The major portion of the book is based on the 1915 and 1919 plat maps for Sawyer and Washburn counties. Over 120 Stone Lake pioneer family homesteads have been located on these maps. Now you will have an opportunity to find the original homesteads of your Stone Lake families. The Stone Lake area is filled with interesting people and places, many of which have been included in this publication. The new book will be available for purchase soon. If you would like more information or would like to reserve a book, please call Connie at 715-865-4940. Saturday, Oct. 3, the Stone Lake Cranberry Festival will be

by Judy Pieper

Colorfest is here! Yahoo! It starts off Friday evening, that’s Sept. 18, with a spaghetti supper at 5 p.m. at Barronett Community Center. That evening there will also be hayrides, a cakewalk for the little ones, and meat raffles. On Saturday, we start with the fun run/walk. This year there will also be a hike on the Ice Age Trail. The women of Barronett Lutheran will be hosting the pie-and-ice-cream social, as usual. There’s the men’s slow-pitch softball tournament all weekend. Farmers market and craft fair. Beanbag tournament. Dairyland garden tractor pull. The Barronett brick scavenger hunt. Carnival games for the kids. And, music by Rachel Hanson and the Rain. OK, that all takes place on Saturday. Then on Sunday we start out with Barronett Lutheran’s community church service, which is held at the community center. Following the church service there will be fresh cinnamon rolls and a time for fellowship. We certainly hope you can join us for both the service and the fellowship. We will be singing all the old familiar hymns, and it will be a perfect time to get to know us a little better. Oh, and after that, the women of Barronett Lutheran will be serving pie and ice cream until the end of the day. Of course, the softball tournament will be going on, too. That lasts almost all weekend. It’s great – come on over and cheer on your favorite team. The kiddie parade starts at 11:30 a.m. Last year was very nice, we must have had over 20 little ones in wagons, on bikes, driving little tractors, or just marching. This year we are hoping to have even more entrants. We do have a few more children in Barronett now, and maybe they will all decide to be in the parade this year. It doesn’t matter how many are in the parade, it’s always one of the highlights of the weekend. And, we have something new this year, a baked potato bar starting at 11:30 a.m. and running until 2 p.m. And, of course we will have flower and produce judging, so bring in your most beautiful potatoes, onions, carrots, etc. There will be a kids pedal tractor pull and more kids games and activities in the backyard. And, for the kids, there will be a bouncy house all weekend. The Barronett’s Best Cooking contest entries need to be at the community center by 1 p.m. on Sunday. This year the featured ingredient is carrots. Remember, when you bring your entry in, bring the recipe, too. And, the contest is limited to one entry per person. Good luck. Hopefully we’ll get lots and lots of entries again this year. There will be a wine and cheese tasting event starting at 2 p.m. That is usually set up outside on the north side of the community center. It’s wonderful. Of course there will be Bingo, keg toss contests, the Barronett Brick Bounce contest, more hayrides, and, at the very end of the day after the softball tournament is done the raffle prizes will be awarded. Oh, and one other thing new this year is a dunk tank. That will be going on during the afternoon Saturday and Sunday. I don’t know who is volunteering to sit in the dunking seat, but it won’t be me! I will have fun trying to dunk someone else though. There is something for everyone, so come on over, bring the family and friends, and plan to have lots of fun. I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend. Our entire family (almost) went camping north of Hayward. The big event of our camping weekend, besides eating and laughing at silly family stories, is the volleyball tournament on Sunday. This year Team Marsh beat Team Lehmann. I’m not allowed

having a baking contest at the Stone Lake Fire Hall. Entries must be there by 11 a.m. and you can start dropping off entries at 10 a.m. They must be checked in to be entered into the contest. Judging will begin at 11 a.m. and prizes will be awarded right after the contest ends. First Lutheran Church of Stone Lake is sponsoring their annual pie-and-ice-cream social, baked goods and handmade quilt sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in conjunction with the Cranberry Festival. The baked goods and quilts will be on display and for sale in the sanctuary with the pie and ice cream being served in the basement fellowship hall. Each quilt is unique and there are various sizes to choose from. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to area organizations. The Hayward Senior Resource Center will present a showing of “Advanced Style” on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Park Theater in Hayward. The documentary will celebrate the beauty of women 60-plus, who will prove that getting older does not mean that you can’t have fun, be vibrant, laugh out loud or strut your stuff. The “Advanced Style” movie screening and some special surprises will be held at the Park Center in Hayward at 1 p.m. followed by a reception at the Hayward Veterans Center. Tickets are available at the Hayward Senior Resource Center or the Stone Lake Senior Center. Free computer and tablet help will be available every Monday at the Stone Lake Senior Center from 10 a.m. to noon. This same help will be available at the Sawyer County Senior Resource Center every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. Please feel free to attend one or both each week. Have a wonderful week and be safe! Mary Nilssen can be reached at 715-865-4008 or


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to play with them. They somehow found out that I’m a lousy volleyball player. I have more fun spending time watching the game and playing with the little great-grandchildren. Sue Meier came up from Monroe to go to Hayward with us. She’s always a welcome addition to our family fun and the kids insist she come because she brings a chocolate cake and an almond cake. The way to our hearts is definitely through our stomachs. This year she also made sticky buns for breakfast one morning. Yum. Illa Theese, Ann Egstad, and Sheri and Cindy Snowbank were among the crowd of people who attended the Fall Variety Show at Cheska Opera House in Haugen last Friday evening. Illa said that the acts were great, and that they had a wonderful girls night out. There was a little controversy about Ann catching necklaces thrown by an Elvis impersonator, and about a little contest she got in with another woman who wanted a necklace (all in good fun) but I guess you’ll have to ask Ann about that. I’m certainly not the kind of person who would ever report something that I don’t have all the facts for. I just hint around and make people wonder instead. And, speaking of that, I really messed up last week when I told you about Jay and Marcia Olson and family coming up for Justin and Kasey’s wedding. I don’t know who told me that Jay, Marcia and Pat went to Stillwater, but they didn’t. Pat was so busy helping with the wedding. I don’t know how she would have been able to do anything else. And, Jessica and Andrew were with Jay and Marcia, but they had left the little ones, Cedar, Aspen and Olson, with family in Missouri. Sorry about that, guys. Next time I’ll try to get things right. I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Hope to see you at the Colorfest. Have a wonderful week.


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Washburn County will be accepting applications to fill a 12-16 hr./week DA support staff position to provide clerical support and professional customer service to clients and staff. Requirements: High school grad or equivalent. Knowledge of software including MS Office Suite, Internet and email. Keyboard minimum 45 wpm. Starting salary $11.60-$12.90/ hr. D.O.Q. Applications may be downloaded from the County website at or by contacting the Washburn County Administration Office at P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871. Tel: 715-4684624, Fax: 715-468-4628. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 634742 5-6r p.m., Friday, October 2, 2015. EOE.

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Washburn County is seeking candidates for Highway Commissioner. Qualified candidates must possess: the ability to manage and administer the planning and operational aspects of the Washburn County highway program and all county-owned dams; the ability to provide cost estimates and fiscal impacts of proposed projects; knowledge of road construction and maintenance principles; the ability to provide top level supervision of Highway Department staff; and the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Well-qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field, six years’ road construction/maintenance supervisory experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Starting salary range for this position is $69,388 - $77,147 D.O.Q. plus excellent benefits. For an application, contact the Washburn County Personnel Department at P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871, Ph.: 715-468-4624, Fax: 715-468-4628, email:, or by downloading an application from our County website at Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must 634777 5-7r be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 9, 2015. EOE



Washburn County is seeking applicants for the position of Adminis-trative Assistant II/Help Desk Specialist with the Information Technology Department. This position performs a variety of functions including record keeping, purchasing, inventory control, ad-ministrative and other related tasks including assisting users with the Windows and MS Office Suite products. Training Required: Completion of a standard high school course or equivalency; Associate Degree in secretarial science, administrative assistant, computer science or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities; considerable knowledge of computer programs Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher. Must possess high level of data entry, data management and organizational skills. Windows system operations experience preferred. Starting salary $20.10-$22.35/hr. D.O.Q., with excellent benefits. A Washburn County employment application may be downloaded from the County website at or by contacting the Administration Office at P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871, Tel: 715-4684624, Fax: 715-468-4628. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., Friday October 2, 2015. EOE. 634743 5-6r


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Kurt C. Krueger, a/k/a Kurt Krueger P.O. Box 511 Spooner, WI 54801-0511, and Kimberly Martin 260 Round Lake Drive Shell Lake, WI 54871, and Cathleen Phillips 9640 State Rd. 19 Mazomanie, WI 53560, and Raynelle Y. Ferguson P.O. Box 511 Spooner, WI 54801-0511, and Philip E. Richard W5011 Aspen Lane Park Falls, WI 54552, and State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development 201 East Washington Ave. P.O. Box 7948 Madison, WI 53707 Defendants. NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 2014 CV 54 Case Code: 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage By virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale in the aboveentitled action on December 31, 2014, I will sell at public auction at the Washburn County Courthouse, located at 10 Fourth Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871, on October 7, 2015, at 10:00 a.m., all of the following described premises, to wit: Parcel I Starting from the Northwest corner of the North Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (SW1/4 NW1/4), Section 28, Township 40 North, Range 10 West, thence 1,320 feet East to a point; thence 330 feet South to a point; thence 1,320 feet to a point; thence 330 feet North back to point of beginning. 650062-40-10-28-2-3-0010.

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Notices/Employment (Sept. 16, 23, 30) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY SHELL LAKE STATE BANK, a Wisconsin banking corporation, P.O. Box 130 Shell Lake, WI 54871 Plaintiff, vs. The PM Bearpaw Corporation 824 Bear Paw Avenue Rice Lake, WI 54868-1379, and The Bear Paw Real Estate, LLC 824 Bear Paw Avenue Rice Lake, WI 54868-1379 and Peter E. Martin, a/k/a Peter Martin 260 Round Lake Drive Shell Lake, WI 54871, and Greg J. Phillips, a/k/a Gregory Phillips, a/k/a Greg Phillips 9640 State Rd. 19 Mazomanie, WI 53560, and


Parcel II The Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4 NE1/4), Section 29, Township 40 North, Range 10 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin, EXCEPTING therefrom the South 989 feet and further EXCEPTING therefrom the West 660 feet. 65-006-2-4010-29-1-1-0010. Parcel III The North 166 feet of the South 332 feet of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (NW1/4 - SW1/4), Section 21, Township 40 North, Range 10 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin. 65006-2-40-10-21-3-2-0040. Parcel IV The South 330 feet of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SW1/4 SW1/4), Section 21, Township 40 North, Range 10 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin. 65-006-2-40-10-21-3-30030. Parcel V Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SW1/4 SW1/4), Section 21, Township 40 North, Range 10 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin EXCEPTING the South 990 feet thereof. 65-006-2-40-1021-3-3-0010. Parcel VI The North 658 feet of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SE1/4 SE1/4), Section 20, Township 40 North, Range 10 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin EXCEPTING the East 660 feet thereof. 65-006-2-40-10-20-44-0010. Parcel VIII The West 660 feet of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 29, Township 40 North, Range 10 West EXCEPTING the South 989 feet thereof. 65-006-2-4010-29-1-1-0050. TERMS OF SALE: CASH (10% cash down payment at sale or cashier’s check, balance within ten (10) days of Court approval). Dated at Shell Lake, Wisconsin, this 7th day of August, 2015. Terry Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County, Wisconsin BITNEY LAW FIRM, LTD. Thomas J. Bitney, Attorney for Plaintiff 225 Walnut Street P.O. Box 488 Spooner, WI 54801 Phone: 715-635-8741 State Bar No. 1002841 634641 WNAXLP

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(Sept. 2, 9, 16) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff vs. MARK F. HAGENY, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 14 CV 117 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on March 27, 2015, in the amount of $126,111.74, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: September 30, 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: Lot 9 in Block “L” of Dobie and Stratton’s Addition, in the City of Shell Lake, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 313 1st Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871. TAX KEY NO.: 65-282-2-38-1326-5 15-240-854000. Dated this 20th day of July, 2015. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Scott D. Nabke J. Peterman Legal Group Ltd. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to www.jpeterman to obtain the bid for this sale. J. Peterman Legal Group Ltd. is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 633706 WNAXLP

Linda A. Blair, Spooner, possession of THC, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld; possess drug paraphernalia, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld; operating while revoked, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Andrew J. Cherney, Chetek, issue worthless check(s), $299.00. Robin E. Edley, Hayward, receiving or concealing stolen property, $1,043.00, local jail. Karen L. Edwards, Spooner, issue worthless check(s), $299.00. Lois A. Keenan, Rice Lake, operating while revoked, $300.00; battery, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Joseph G. Kilmer, Hayward, reckless driving, $200.50. Anthony S. LaVeau, Spooner, possess drug paraphernalia, $299.00. Theodore A. Manteuffel, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $299.00.

Brianne L. Sandoval, St. Paul Park, Minn., possess drug paraphernalia, $243.00, local jail. Mary J. Talbert, Spooner, OWI, $1,379.00, local jail, license revoked 14 months, ignition interlock, alcohol assessment. Travis J. Thompson, Cameron, possession of THC, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Jacob L. Aardappel, Spooner, underage drinking, $263.50. Beth E. Carlson, Shell Lake, speeding, $200.50. Jayne M. Carr, Rice Lake, speeding, $175.30. Arthur M. Coppola, Santa Monica, Calif., speeding, $225.70. Jessie E. Culley, Harvey, Ill., unreasonable and imprudent speed, $213.10. Andrew L. Eide, Spooner, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Colleen E. Gorham, Scandia, Minn., county retail theft, $299.00.

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Sawyer Hagney, Shell Lake, curfew violation, $150.00. Ethan J. Harrington, Birchwood, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Ronald W. Labo, Spooner, operating while suspended, $200.50. Kevin L. Leair, Spooner, speeding, $295.00. Oakes A. Loomis, Herbster, underage drinking, $187.00; drive open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $200.50. Jaquane L. McKissic, Robbinsdale, Minn., operating while revoked, $200.50. Zachary M. Mullikin, Spooner, operating ATV or UTV while intoxicated, $452.50. Brian C. Neisig, Rosemount, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Timothy J. Poitra, Minot, N.D., OWI, $887.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Margaret A. Rice, Cable, OWI, $887.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment; driving wrong way on divided highway, $326.50. Edward L. Robarge, Spooner, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Dylan T. Sahr, Sarona, underage drinking, $263.50. Patricia L. Shandorf, Shell Lake, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. James W. Wells, Edina, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Adam G. Wiley, Winter, operating motorcycle without valid license, $200.50. William J. Wisely, Los Angeles, Calif., speeding, $225.70.

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Notice is hereby given to qualified electors of the School District of Shell Lake that the annual meeting of said district for the transaction of business, will be held in the library of the 3-12 building, 271 Highway 63, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, on 28th day of September, 2015, at 7 p.m. Linda Nielsen, District Clerk 634639 5-6r WNAXLP SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF ELECTORS NOTICE TOWN OF BEAVER BROOK, WASHBURN COUNTY

Notice is hereby given that a special town meeting of the Town of Beaver Brook, Washburn County, Wisconsin, will be held at the town hall on September 24, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. For the following purposes: 1. To consider the adoption of a resolution by the town meeting endorsing a town board resolution which proposes that the town levy exceed the state allowable levy limit under s. 66.0602 of Wis. Statutes, specifically a proposed tax levy which would exceed the allowable town tax levy for 2015 by a dollar increase of $100,000 for town road improvements. Dated this 9th day of September, 2015 By: Nancy Erickson, Clerk Town of Beaver Brook 634640 5r WNAXLP


The Washburn County Zoning Committee will hold a business meeting Tuesday September 22, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin.


BASHAW Township: Harry Dahlstrom JR LE Shell Lake WI. To rezone 3 acres: Map# BW302/Record ID#: 1421-36.91 Acres, PT of SE 1/4 SE 1/4, Section 16-38-12, Town of Bashaw, from Agricultural to Residential to be able to split off and sell to family. SPOONER Township: Katherine Simeth Spooner WI. To rezone 2 acres of Agricultural to 2 acres Residential Recreation 1. Map# SP104/Record ID#: 23401, SW SE, Section 18-39-12, Town of Spooner, to be able to split off 2 acres with the home and accessory buildings to sell and retain the rest of land


GULL LAKE Township: Carl & Donna Young, Cedar Rapids IA. PROPERTY: Map ID#: GL623/Record ID#: 16384 - 10 acres, NE 1/4 NE NW, Section 36-41-11, Town of Gull Lake, requesting a conditional use permit to be able to place a newer mobile home where the current one is located. Conditional use requests have been filed with the Washburn County Zoning Office. This public hearing will be held, September 22, 2015, immediately following the rezoning requests in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. 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 634310 4-5r WNAXLP

(Sept. 9, 16, 23) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL F. NELSON DOB: September 30, 1953 Order and Notice for Hearing on Petition for Final Judgment (Formal Administration) Case No. 11-PR-19 A petition for final judgment was filed. THE COURT FINDS: 1. The decedent, with date of birth September 30, 1953, and date of death November 18, 2012, was domiciled in Douglas County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 1318 Catlin Avenue, Superior, Wisconsin 54880. THE COURT ORDERS: 1. The petition will be heard at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, before Hon. Eugene D. Harrington, Court official, on October 5, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. You do not need to appear unless you object. The petition may be granted if there is no objection. 2. Notice by publication is required. Publication of this notice is notice to any persons whose names or addresses are unknown. The names or addresses of the following interested persons (if any) are not known or reasonably ascertainable: Christopher Fuentes. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 715-4684688 at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. BY THE COURT: Eugene Harrington Circuit Court Judge August 26, 2015 David L. Grindell GRINDELL LAW OFFICES, S.C. P.O. Box 585 Frederic, WI 54837 715-327-5561 Bar No.: 1002628 634308 WNAXLP


LAKER Shell Lake school menu Breakfast Thursday, Sept. 17: Muffin (3-12 only) or french toast sticks. Friday, Sept. 18: Ham and egg scramble (3-12 only) or Laker breakfast pizza. Monday, Sept. 21: Mini cinni roll (3-12 only) or Pop-tart and cheese stick. Tuesday, Sept. 22: Chocolate chip oat bar (3-12 only) or whole-grain waffles and sausage link. Wednesday, Sept. 23: Ultimate breakfast round (3-12 only) or chicken breakfast sandwich. Thursday, Sept. 24: Muffin (3-12 only) or oatmeal with fixings. Friday, Sept. 25: Ham and egg scramble (3-12 only) or apple or cherry Frudel. Monday, Sept. 28: Mini cinn roll (3-12 only) or bagel with cream cheese, (3-12 only). Tuesday, Sept. 29: Chocolate chip bar (3-12 only) or whole-grain pancakes and sausage link. Wednesday, Sept. 30: Ultimate breakfast round (3-12 only) or cereal and toast.

Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/fruit and milk offered daily. Every day breakfast is free to all students. Lunch Thursday, Sept. 17: Crispy chicken sandwich or buffalo chicken pizza (7-12 only). Friday, Sept. 18: Brunch lunch. Monday, Sept. 21: Grilled cheese with tomato soup. Tuesday, Sept. 22: Taco salad or spicy chicken (7-12 only). Wednesday, Sept. 23: Chili with cheese-filled breadstick or cheese pizza (7-12 only). Thursday, Sept. 24: Hot Italian sub or mozzarella dippers (7-12 only). Friday, Sept. 25: Penne with meat sauce. Monday, Sept. 28: Hot dog with side of macaroni and cheese. Tuesday, Sept. 29: Teriyaki chicken and rice bowl or cheese pizza (7-12 only). Wednesday, Sept. 30: Build your burger or corn dog (7-12 only). Menus subject to change. Lunches include fruit and vegetable choices and milk. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


New Forward Exam provider selected MADISON – Data Recognition Corporation, a Midwestern assessment company with a Wisconsin office, received a letter of intent from the state to contract for the development, administration and reporting of results for new assessments for Wisconsin students. The new Wisconsin Forward Exam from DRC is expected to be shorter and to cost less than the Badger Exam it replaces. It will be administered online, and Wisconsin educators will be involved in test-item development and review over the course of the contract. Contingent on successful contract negotiations, state students will take the Wisconsin Forward Exam in spring 2016. The exam will test students in English language arts and mathematics in third through eighth grade, and science in fourth, eighth and 10th grades. High school students in ninth through 11th grade will continue to take the ACT assessments.

The company was successful in a Request for Proposals procurement process conducted by the Department of Administration for the Department of Public Instruction to replace the Badger Exam. The recently enacted state budget required the DPI to discontinue use of the Badger Exam. Winning the RFP does not constitute a contractual commitment between Wisconsin and Data Recognition Corporation. DRC, with its Wisconsin office focused on technology development, provides the online interface technology for Wisconsin’s assessment for English language learners. DRC currently serves public, private and charter schools in 13 states and has successfully transitioned numerous states to online testing via its DRC INSIGHT Online Learning System. – from Wisconsin DPI

The grain train Dan Burch drives the grain train as it winds around the farm. The Burch Barn Pumpkin Patch, Spooner, has opened for the season providing safe fun for the whole family. Dan and Becky Burch have turned their small farm over to their three children, Jerad, Jace and Emma, for their pumpkin project See page 2 for story and more photos. - Photo by Larry Samson

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Luminaria lanterns launched for Relay For Life

Patsy Johnson launches a lantern for those who are fighting a battle against cancer and for those who have lost their battle.



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Sarah Greife and Kylie Williams hold the luminaria lantern as the heat builds up to make it lighter than air. Like a hot air balloon, it will take flight, in this case, in memory of a cancer victim. The lanterns were launched on Monday, Sept. 7, after weather delayed the spring launch.




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Artifacts from the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, are on permanent display as part of a monument at the Wisconsin National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters in Madison. MADISON - Elements from the 21st century’s own Photo by Vaughn R. Larson, day of infamy are now on permanent display outside Wisconsin Department of Mili- the Wisconsin National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters. Twisted steel from the wreckage of the World Trade tary Affairs

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In a quiet ceremony, the luminaria lanterns from Relay For Life take flight and slowly drift away. - Photos by Larry Samson

107 N. Washington St. St. Croix Falls, Wis.



Center twin towers in New York City. A slab of shattered limestone from the Pentagon. A piece of black granite from Shanksville, Pa., where United Airlines Flight 93, the fourth civilian airliner hijacked by terrorists, crashed that fateful day. The artifacts rest on a large polished five-sided granite pedestal, centered on a pentagon-shaped cement pad. Two granite obelisks flank the pedestal, invoking the twin towers of the World Trade Center. A flagpole stands behind the pedestal, atop which a brass eagle looks down as if on eternal watch over the monument. Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, Wisconsin adjutant general, described the artifacts as “representations of the three touchstones of 9/11.” And they pay tribute not only to Sept. 11, 2001, but the dedication and sacrifice that followed in the global war on terror. “Nine-eleven was a cataclysmic event for our country, and it probably touched every member in the Wisconsin National Guard at the time,” Dunbar said, “and a large percentage of those who joined subsequent to 9/11, and their families and their employers - and by extension, our communities.” Dunbar worked at the National Guard Bureau on Sept. 11, 2001, and felt the impact as American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon. Later that night he saw the Pentagon still burning. “A memory that is seared into my soul,” he said. “I can still see it burning - thick, black smoke.” The inscription on the front of the pedestal reads: “These vestiges from the September 11, 2001, terror attacks - steel from the World Trade Center, limestone from the Pentagon, and black granite from Shanksville, Pennsylvania - remind us of our duty to maintain eternal vigilance for our nation. While our enemies struck a few of our edifices, our national resilience remains unbroken. The spirit of our nation - the spirit of freedom - cannot be vanquished. This memorial is dedicated to the innocent lives lost on September 11, 2001, to the Wisconsin service members who lost their lives in the global war on terror, to the enduring courage and sacrifice of Wisconsin’s military personnel who placed the needs of our nation above their own, and to Wisconsin’s families, communities and employers who provided unconditional support.” A dedication ceremony for the 9/11 monument will be held Oct. 13. - from Wisconsin National Guard

WCR | Sept 16 | 2015  
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