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Sept. 23, 2015

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 Vol. 127, No. 6 • Shell Lake, Wis.

We e ke nd w atch • Love for Lozandier spaghetti feed fundraiser @ Shell Lake • Free community breakfast @ Spooner See calendar on page 6 for details


A visit to the city

Northern Lights Marching Classic Page 23

Local twins featured in People magazine Page 11 This porcupine was almost mistaken for a strange dog when it waddled into Dustin and Danielle Danford’s yard in the City of Shell Lake. The porcupine took refuge in one of the bushes bordering the home but soon disappeared. — Photo by Danielle Danford

Lone suspect apprehended in Rice Lake shooting Danielle Danford | Staff writer RICE LAKE — A Rice Lake man was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 17, for being the lone suspect in a shooting incident in the city of Rice Lake. Steven Meyers, 48, was apprehended about two hours after an unidentified woman reported to the police that she had heard gunshots and then noticed what appeared to be holes in the side of her residence. According to information from the Rice Lake Police Department, officers responded to the call at about noon. Upon arrival to the residence, located in the west-central part of the city, the holes in the caller’s home were confirmed to be from an undetermined caliber firearm. Officers were able to determine where the shots had been fired from.  Because of the incident, a Code RED Alert was activated to notify residents within a close proximity of the incident. Those living adjacent to the incident were evacuated. The Rice Lake Area School District was located in the vicinity of the incident and entered a preventative lockdown as a precautionary measure. 

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WASHBURN COUNTY — The Washburn County Highway Department has announced that CTH F is closed from Hendricks Road to Tranus Lake Road until Friday, Sept. 25, for the replacement of the Hay Creek Culvert. Please plan to take alternative routes during this time frame. The road closure began Monday, Sept. 21. — from WCHD

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Meyers was taken into custody at about 1:50 p.m. by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department without further incident. Residents were then able to return to their homes and the school lifted the lockdown.  A search of Meyers’ residence, executed with warrant, found numerous guns, ammunition, bullet casings and drug paraphernalia, which was collected as evidence. Meyers is considered to be the only suspect in the incident and was charged with reckless endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon and being armed while intoxicated.  The police report stated that there is no evidence to believe any specific person or the general public is in any danger. Meyers is currently held at the Barron County Jail pending formal charges. The Wisconsin State Patrol and the Barron County Sheriff’s Department Emergency Response Team also provided additional assistance during the incident.  No motive for the shooting has been determined but the case remains under investigation. 

Washburn County highway commissioner resigns Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — Jon Johnson, Washburn County highway commissioner, has made his decision to resign from his position with the county official. Johnson tendered his resignation last week to the county’s highway committee, but in an effort to keep Johnson, the committee refused to accept his resignation and moved forward with a counteroffer. The county personnel committee approved that counteroffer on Friday, Sept. 11. During the course of the Washburn County Board meeting

held on Tuesday, Sept. 15, it was reported that Johnson had chosen to not accept the county’s counteroffer, making his resignation final. Johnson submitted a letter of resignation to the county after being made an offer for a position in Eau Claire. “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. 

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Spooner PTO brings back the carnival Antonio McKelton is casting his luck at the fishing pond. After he cast his line over the curtain, the person on the other side clipped a prize to the line for him to retrieve. It is a game children have been playing for years.

Reagan Clark is doing the limbo as Cameron Sondreal waits her turn at the PTO carnival Friday, Sept. 18. The limbo is a West Indian game to see who can get under the limbo bar. It was one of the more popular games. The Spooner Elementary carnival is fun for the whole family. Matt and Tabitha Taylor pose with their 6-year-old daughter, Brooklyn, at the photo booth. The carnival was held Friday, Sept. 18. The Spooner Parent Teachers Organization brought the carnival back after a several-year hiatus.

Photos by Larry Samson

Deer change out of summer coats

Remington Bates doesn’t understand the rules. He wants to climb into the pool of Spooner third-grader Hannah Johnson is proud of ducks at the carnival duck pond. Remingher unicorn that is painted on her face. ton’s mother, Amanda, has her hands full trying to keep him out of the pond. The carnival took place at Spooner Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 18.

As the trees in the area are changing color for the fall season, these two does are starting to lose their summer coats in preparation for their winter ones. — Photo by Natalie Melton

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DOT aims to eliminate injury crashes with installation of CTH B intersection Danielle Danford | Staff writer TOWN OF BEAVER BROOK — According to data collected and analyzed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, a high incidence of injury crashes have occurred at the CTH B and Hwy. 53 intersection in the Town of Beaver Brook over the past nine years.  “There’s been a substantial history of right-angle crashes at this intersection, particularly what we call far-side rightangle crashes,” said Greg Helgeson, DOT traffic safety engineer. These crashes typically occur on the far side of a four-lane divided highway when a driver attempts to cross the highway from a side road or attempts a turn left.  “There was one fatal crash in the last nine years but there have been many crashes that have resulted in what we call incapacitating injuries, very severe injuries and/or moderate injuries, but a lot of injury crashes here,” said Helgeson. Because of the high incidence of injury crashes, Helgeson said the DOT had to make the intersection safer.   “Instead of making a direct crossing and being stuck on the far side, we separate the two movements … that’s one of the concepts that makes it much safer,” said Helgeson about the redesigned intersection under construction. The new design redirects left turn and crossing traffic to make a U-turn on Hwy. 53. Drivers on Hwy. 53 wanting to turn left will pass the intersection and use a newly constructed U-turn in the median, about 800 feet from the previous intersection. Through traffic on Hwy. 53 and all right turns will not change.  “This is all designed to accommodate trucks, semitrailers and even farm machinery,” said Helgeson. During public meetings on the project, held about a year ago, engineers learned that farmers cross from CTH B with farm machinery and took those comments to the design. Helgeson said the new intersection is a very good option, not only to make the intersection safe but to accommodate farmers’ slower-moving vehicles. 

“We’ve seen a 70-percent reduction in all crashes and 100 percent, no more injury crashes, since the improvement was made.” - Greg Helgeson, DOT traffic safety engineer The intersection’s design is a modified version of what the DOT built in Douglas County, which also happens to be a CTH B and Hwy. 53 intersection. Since the construction of that J-turn intersection four years ago, the DOT has learned from its installation, and those concepts were applied when designing the CTH B intersection in Beaver Brook.   “What we see after three years of performance up in Douglas County with the J-turn, at that location, we’ve seen a 70-percent reduction in all crashes and a 100 percent, no more injury crashes, since the improvement was made,” said Helgeson. The DOT expects to see a reduction in crashes at the CTH B/Hwy. 53 intersection when construction is completed.   The intersection project is part of the $15.5 million DOT road project to patch and resurface Hwy. 53 from south of Trego to north of Rice Lake. The CTH B project will cost about $1.15 million.  The intersection will be constructed in concrete, for longevity, but no physical structures will block Hwy. 53 to CTH B. Instead there will be narrow paths for pedestrians, bicyclists, snowmobiles and recreational vehicles to make the crossing. Signage will indicate the appropriate action drivers must take at the intersection, including do not enter signs.   “We are anticipating that people are going to drive appropriately according to the signage or risk being ticketed for not obeying the correct signage,” said Helgeson. The project is expected to be completed by the end of October.  

Plan to restructure county administration fails by one vote Impact of resolution unclear Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — “It’s clear as muck,” said Thomas Mackie, chair of the Washburn County finance committee, at the beginning of the committee’s meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Mackie’s comment reflected the status of the plan to restructure two lead county administrators into different positions.   At the county board’s regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15, the board failed to pass the next steps in the plan by one vote. Because the resolution had a fiscal impact, it required a twothirds vote by the board, since it would mean changing the 2015 county budget. Twenty board members were in attendance for the meeting. Clay Halverson, District 10 representative, was absent. Steven Sather, board chair, did state the absence was excused.   The failed resolution includes the original resolution that was approved on a 13-to-8 vote at the county board’s July meeting. That resolution separates the office of county administrator from finance director, and eliminates the position of human resources and combines that position with administrative coordinator. Tuesday’s failed resolution also outlines the plan to implement the recommendation and its fiscal impact.   The fiscal impact includes the cost of wages and benefits for the new positions, transition costs for staff, recruitment costs and legal service fees, totaling $53,996.85, a figure that Steve Waggoner, District 3 and personnel

committee chair, said was low. “It wouldn’t be much to put another 23 grand on this,” said Waggoner. Since Mike Keefe, county administrator-finance director, tendered his resignation last week, the county will need to fill his position, regardless of the failed resolution. At the finance meeting on Wednesday the committee decided to advertise for a finance director. The committee also determined that Northwest Regional Planning would not be used to recruit for the position.  Since the original resolution was first approved in July, a total of seven committee meetings have had the resolution, in some form, as an agenda item. However, only two of those meetings were solely held to deal with the implications of the resolution.   Besides the financial implication of the resolution, Keefe’s resignation comes just as the 2015 fiscal year ends and the 2016 budget planning for the county begins.   Washburn County government consists of 28 departments including the aging and disability resource center, veterans service office, health and human services and many more integral operations for county residents. The 2015 Washburn County budget was approved at about $33.2 million for total expenditures with revenues expected at $32.3 million, an increase in expenditures of 15.25 percent from the county’s 2014 budget. The county will be entering budget season in the coming weeks.  

Illegal dumping in city dumpsters causes relocation Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake City Council approved the relocation of city dumpsters from New Knapp Road to the city shop property during the council’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 14.  “During the Hwy. 63 project, we allowed the general contractor to put the fill at the city shop,” said Andy Eiche, Shell Lake city administrator. With access right off Hwy. 63 to the city shop, the city had the land available for such a use but the debris removed during the Hwy. 63 project soon became a mountain, one the Department of Natural Resources said posed a risk to the general public.   To maintain city residents’ access to the dumpsters, the city relocated them from the shop property to New Knapp Road because there was already a county recycling center at that location. The relocation worked until people began illegal dumping of unwanted goods at the site

and several black bears discovered the dumpsters as a new food source.   “Instead of installing gates and things like that out there we can keep the dumpsters here at the city shop and lock the gates at the main entrance,” said Mitch Brown, Shell Lake public works director. The decision is based largely on the issue of people dumping items illegally, like furniture, at the site. City residents will still have access to the dumpsters but only when the gates to the city shop are open.  “We’ll continue to have brush (collection) there (New Knapp Road) and the county will have their recycling center there but we’re going to bring our dumpsters back to the city shop,” said Brown. The dumpster relocation will not take place until after the construction on Hwy. 63 is done, a date that was last reported by the Department of Transportation as mid-September. 

Shell Lake limits number of seasonal campsites Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Municipal Campground has something that many recreational vehicle campgrounds lack, lakeside campsites with a beautiful lake view. Since the city of Shell Lake had sewer hookups installed at the campground those sites have become very attractive for seasonal RV campers.  During the Shell Lake City Council’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 14, a recommendation and policy was approved to limit the number of seasonal campers allowed and the sites they could reserve.   “As it stands right now, anyone can make a reservation for the entire season, so we are now limiting a seasonal site to 10 weeks or more,” said Dan Harrington, Ward Two alderperson and parks and recreation committee chair.   The municipal campground consists of 47 sites in four rows with sites one through 12 as lakeside sites. The recommendation restricts the number of seasonal campsites to 12 and limits those seasonal campers to five sites in the lakeside row and to seven out of the 34 remaining off-lake campsites. The recommendation stipulates that no park models are allowed in the campground and that Site 12, a lake site, is not eligible as a seasonal site because of size restraints.  

The reservation policy, which outlines the procedure for following the recommendation, gives preference to return seasonal campers to encourage their continued patronage of the campground. Seasonal campers’ preference is established by how long they have been a seasonal camper at the city campground. It was explained in discussion that seasonal campers are given this preference because they guarantee the city income for 10 weeks or more.   “My only concern moving forward here is privatizing public property,” said Brent Edlin, Ward One alderperson. Edlin is a member of the parks and recreation committee along with Harrington, Ken Schultz, Ward Two, and Chad Shelton, Ward One. At committee the recommendation received unanimous approval.  The recommendation was approved on a 6-to-1 vote, with Edlin voting no. The policy that outlines the procedure for following the recommendation was approved on a unanimous voice vote.   According to city documents, the 2016 campground season rates are: for a lakeside site, $38 a night or $228 a week; center row sites, totaling 24 sites, $30 per night or $180 a week; parking lot sites, totaling seven sites, $27 a night or $162 a week.  

Wanted: Pumpkin carvers and scarecrow creators SPOONER — It’s time to get the creative juices flowing and find your inner artist.  Carve a pumpkin and design a scarecrow to be on display at the Spooner Memorial Library during the Jack O’ Lantern Festival on Saturday, Oct. 10. The Spooner Memorial Library Scarecrow and Pumpkin Carving Contest is open to all ages, individuals, families, clubs, groups, schools and businesses. Each person, family, classroom or group

may only enter one time.  There is no cost to enter either contests, but there are fabulous cash prizes awaiting those lucky winners who will be chosen by their peers. Entry forms and contest rules can be picked up at the library or downloaded from website: If you have questions about either contest please call the Spooner Memorial Library at 715-635-2792. — from SML

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Letters to the editor Let’s look at the accomplishments I received an email from Congressman Duffy condemning the Iran nuclear deal. First, Obama and Kerry did a tremendous job in getting the countries of the world together to put economic sanctions on Iran. Then together with our allies, they negotiated a deal that would prevent Iran from using its nuclear capabilities and research from developing nuclear weapons. Rep. Duffy is pipe dreaming if he thinks he could get the rest of the free world to put economic sanctions back on Iran just to please a Republican Congress that simply cannot stand to see President Obama succeed in bringing peace to the world. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said before the Iran deal was realized that Iran

would have nuclear weapons within a year. But Iran has agreed to international inspections of its nuclear facilities and to suspend weapons development and research. Netanyahu should be jumping with joy - no Iranian nukes this year or into the future.  I also want to comment on the Republican presidential candidates debate. All but one candidate was for increasing military spending, going to war with Iran on day one, cutting taxes on the wealthy, and like Duffy, wrapped themselves in the American flag, praised veterans and condemned the lack of veterans care.  But like Duffy, the candidates from Congress voted against meaningful reform of veterans benefits because of its expense. 

Wouldn’t it make more fiscal sense to quit going to unnecessary wars? That would cut net number of veterans needing expensive postwar treatment.  Maybe then tax cuts would be in order. Then there are the catch phrases.  When a Republican politician starts by saying “The American people”, it means that he is about to tell a lie that he doesn’t want challenged.  To challenge would be unAmerican. “Take back America” means that the politician has no idea what  he is talking about, but is expecting the listener to supply his own problem colored by ignorance and bigotry. But let’s look at Obama’s accomplishments. The deficit is down by 30 percent. The stock market and corporate profits

are at an all-time high. New housing starts are booming. The unemployment rate is down to nearly 5 percent. Consumer confidence is at a six-year high. Six million new people just this year have affordable health insurance and cannot be canceled because of poor health.  Are you sure you want to take back America to the Bush era? If Obama was a White Republican he would be hailed as the reincarnation of Ronald Reagan.

Encourage citizens to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day

Through purchasing licenses, tags and duck stamps, and by paying excise taxes on firearms, ammunition, archery equipment, fishing tackle, motorboat fuel, and other hunting and fishing equipment, sportsmen and women drive conservation funding in the United States. Collectively, these funding sources create the American System of Conservation Funding, a unique user-pays, public-benefits model. Authorized in 1937, the PittmanRobertson Act, and later the Dingell-Johnson Act in 1950 and the Wallop-Breaux Amendment in 1984, provide funds from excise tax revenue to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Last year alone, PittmanRobertson and Dingell-Johnson combined to contribute

$37,208,337, while hunting and fishing licenses brought an additional $65.6 million to fund conservation and education efforts. All Wisconsinites benefit from these monies through improved access to public lands, public shooting facilities, improved water quality, habitat restoration and numerous other DNR projects funded through this system. Wisconsin’s fish and wildlife resources would not be nearly as abundant without our sportsmen and women, nor would our economy be as vibrant. The nearly $4 billion that sportsmen and women spend each year on licenses, equipment, lodging, travel and other outdoor-related expenses creates an economic ripple effect estimated at $6.22 billion statewide. The Wisconsin Sports-

men’s Caucus recognizes the contributions of sportsmen and women for conservation and the economy, and thanks the Wisconsin DNR for its tireless efforts promoting hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping in our great state. Whether you yourself are a sportsman or woman, today we can all celebrate the many and varied benefits that hunting and angling provides the Badger State. Enjoy this special occasion, and the vast opportunities to hunt and fish in Wisconsin. The outdoor traditions of hunting and angling should not be taken for granted, and outdoor recreation opportunities should continue to be abundantly available for future generations. More information on National Hunting and Fishing Day is available at nhfday. org/Page/Home.aspx.


s co-chair of the Wisconsin Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and as a member of the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses network, I am proud to join like-minded sportsmenlegislators from across the nation in celebrating the 43rd National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, Sept. 26. In celebrating this day, we recognize the time-honored traditions of hunting and angling, as well as the historical and current contributions of the original conservationists – hunters and anglers – in supporting sound, science-based fish and wildlife management.

Francis Peterson Spooner

73rd Assembly District • Nick Milroy

Familiar faces


ox News out of Superior has a weekly feature called “Knowing your Neighbors,” which highlights a local business. Earlier this month they visited a restaurant in Ashland, The Platter, that occupies one of the oldest brownstones in Ashland.  As I watched, I started thinking about how lucky we are to live in northern Wisconsin, to live in a community where you can walk down the street and see lots of familiar faces smiling back at you.   It doesn’t happen often enough, but I am always thrilled to see familiar faces in the state Capitol.  This week it happened twice.  A group of seventhgraders from Mercer and their teachers made the trip to Madison and visited me in my office.  And I was pleased to see Dr. Henry Gradillas in the Capitol yesterday and proud to join thousands of others as Superintendent Tony Evers presented Gradillas with one of five Friends of Education Awards.  Gradillas was born in 1934 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Active in ROTC in college, he went on to serve as the principal of Garfield High School during the period depicted in the film “Stand and Deliver.”  He returned to college at age 50 to earn a doctorate in education,

specializing in secondary curriculum. Following a remarkable career in public education, which included serving as the commissioner for the National Commission on Drug Free Schools under President George H.W. Bush, Gradillas moved to northern Wisconsin.  In the North, he is continuing his service as an academic tutor and substitute teacher at Ashland High School, advocating for and mentoring many students.  We are so fortunate that Gradillas and his wife, Gayle, chose our beautiful area to enjoy their retirement and that he continues to enrich the lives of our young people. The Friends of Education Awards were presented as part of Evers’ State of Education Address.  Unfortunately, that address was delivered under the shadow of renewed attacks on public education.  Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, a voucher school supporter from southeast Wisconsin, wants to eliminate your right to elect an independent voice for public education.  He and his Republican colleagues want to change the state’s constitution so education would be run by a political appointee of the governor instead.  This comes as a new state budget takes effect.  That budget created a new diversion of public aid

dollars directly out of public schools into politically connected voucher schools. This diversion erases the meager increase in state aid over three budgets.   Aid for our children continues to shrink as Republicans send our tax dollars to unaccountable voucher schools, which have seen their aid skyrocket by 89.3 percent. Despite three consecutive budgets that have left our public schools with less support than six years earlier, our teachers continue to focus on success in our communities and our children’s classrooms. As he has traveled the nation, the governor has been using Wisconsin schools as a campaign prop.  Our public educators are the ones who deserve the credit for leading classrooms that are second in the nation in graduation rates and second nationally in ACT scores. Evers, who was in Cameron earlier this month to help celebrate the opening of their new school, appreciates the significant accomplishments of our public educators.  In his address he highlighted decreased truancy and expulsion rates, increased attendance and more students receiving college credit for coursework they do in high school.   Despite their success, public school teachers have seen their average compensation fall.  Unfortunately, the governor, who is paid nearly $150,000 by Wisconsin taxpayers during his travels,

seems determined to reduce everyone’s wages. The governor’s policies are going to negatively affect all worker salaries, not just public employees like teachers. It’s no surprise that potential young educators are choosing different careers, or different states. Schools in northern Wisconsin have been losing experienced teachers at an alarming rate and are having trouble recruiting new teachers.  We have 2,000 fewer students signing on to earn teaching degrees than we had in 2011, and 12 percent fewer new teachers were licensed in the last two years in Wisconsin. We are fortunate to have the continued service of many educators who are committed to our state and our children.  Students from Mercer to Cameron, from Superior to Ashland, all points inbetween and across Wisconsin benefit from the great work of public school teachers. Instead of undermining rural schools at every turn, the governor should aspire to emulate the achievements of these public servants who demonstrate their commitment to our communities and our state every day.  With new quarterly job numbers showing Wisconsin has fallen from 11th nationally to 30th, the governor might consider spending a little more time here at home among familiar faces.

25th Senate • Janet Bewley

FUSE submits petition to increase number of SASD Board seats Group urges attendance at school district annual meeting SPOONER — A petition that could potentially result in increasing the number of school board seats to 11 was filed with the Spooner Area School District clerk on Thursday, Sept. 17, by members of Families United for Spooner Excellence. The petition, requiring 100 signatures of eligible voters residing within the district, was submitted with approximately 150 signatures. The petition will allow the proposal

to be included on the agenda of SASD’s annual meeting, per Wisconsin Statute 120.02(1), in October. Wisconsin state law provides district electorates special voting powers at the school’s annual meeting, and those in attendance will be able to make and vote on motions regarding agenda items. If the motion to increase the number of SASD Board of Education seats is passed by a majority of district electorates present at the meeting, four additional members would be added by election to the BOE in April. According to FUSE organizers, increasing the number of BOE members, while

ideally a temporary measure, would assist the present board with the many challenges it faces. Increasing the number of board members would ease the timecommitment overload for current board members by distributing the extensive responsibilities to more individuals, FUSE organizers said. Members of FUSE believe this measure will also allow the opportunity for increased transparency and for more open dialogue between the BOE and members of the community. FUSE organizers would like to remind electors of SASD that filing the petition was only the first step in the process and encourages everyone to attend the an-

nual meeting to be an active part of the voting process and to continue to support their efforts to move SASD in a positive direction. This year’s annual meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, immediately following the budget hearing, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Spooner High School auditorium. FUSE was formed during the summer of 2015 and works to provide support to all students, families, school staff and the community by promoting quality education and effective leadership. More information is available at or by emailing — from FUSE


Spooner/Grantsburg Regional Hospice to offer training for active and retired military SPOONER — Calling all active and retired U.S. military. Spooner/Grantsburg Regional Hospice needs a few volunteers for their honoring veterans program. The Vet-to-Vet Volunteer Program aims to pair recruited veteran volunteers with hospice patients who have been identified

as veterans. Once paired with hospice patients who also have military experience, veteran volunteers have the unique ability to relate and connect with veteran patients and their families. Regional Hospice will be offering honoring veterans training for any retired or

active military personal who would like to participate in this very special program. Training will take place at Spooner Health System, 819 Ash St., Spooner, Monday, Oct. 12, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. If you are interested in joining the team, please call the Spooner office at 715-635-

9077 or volunteer coordinator Jill Schlapper at 715-520-8233. If you would like more information regarding this program you can go to — from Regional Hospice

Fall is best time to look for zebra mussels as boats, piers are removed for winter

STATEWIDE - It isn’t every day that someone has the ability to look underneath their dock and see what is happening on their structure. That rare opportunity will present itself as summer gives way to autumn and lake residents and lake service providers start to remove boats, docks and piers from the water. Why would anyone want to take a look at the bottom of the piers? “The clean equipment that gets installed every year provides an excellent home for aquatic invasive species like zebra mussels to colonize,” explains Polk County aquatic invasive species coordinator Katelin Holm. “It’s often difficult to thoroughly inspect a structure while it’s in the water; however during removal anyone involved with the process can easily monitor for invasive species.” AIS are non-native plants and animals that threaten Wisconsin’s waters by caus-

ing environmental and economic harm. One example, zebra mussels, can clog water intakes and pipes, encrust piers, boats and motors, and their sharp shells can cut the feet of swimmers. Zebra mussels have been found in less than 5 percent of Wisconsin lakes predicted to be suitable for zebra mussels. They have not yet been reported in Polk County. To protect the rest of Polk County’s lakes and rivers, landowners and contractors can carefully examine piers, boats, boat lifts, rafts and any other equipment that has been in the water for a prolonged period of time for signs of zebra mussels during removal. In addition to a visual inspection, citizens/contractors are encouraged to feel smooth surfaces of equipment to check for juvenile zebra mussels as they may have a sandpaperlike feel and are often invis-

ible to the human eye. If zebra mussels or other new invasive species are found: • Check that the invasive species has not been previously found on the waterbody by visiting • Note the exact location where the animal was found. • Take a digital photo of the animal in the setting where it was found (if possible). Then collect up to five specimens of varying sizes. Place in a jar with water; put on ice and transport to refrigerator. • Contact Katelin Holm, Polk County AIS coordinator, at 715-485-8637 and deliver specimens. “Responding quickly to new AIS detections is critical to help slow the spread into other water bodies,” says Tim Campbell, AIS communications specialist for UW-Extension and the Wisconsin DNR. “It can also help control AIS within a body

of water. Efforts of citizens statewide can help us achieve that.” There are also specific laws lake property owners and contractors must follow to prevent the spread of AIS. Prior to transporting any equipment Wisconsin law requires you to: • Inspect boats, trailers, boat lifts, piers, rafts and equipment. • Remove all attached aquatic plants and animals. • Drain all water from boats, vehicles, and equipment. To learn more about zebra mussels or Wisconsin aquatic invasive species regulations, visit, keyword invasive species. - submitted

Self-serve kiosks, open 24/7, give hunters convenient option for submitting deer for CWD testing

SPOONER — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is collecting adult deer heads for chronic wasting disease surveillance testing during the 2015 archery and gun hunting seasons at dropoff kiosks at select locations. Hunters within a 10-mile-radius Washburn County CWD sampling area are asked to submit deer heads from harvested adult deer. Rather than disposing of the deer head after processing or mounting antlers, hunters are encour-

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners Sept. 14 - $35 Doug Meyers, Freeport, Ill. Sept. 15 - $35 Peggy McKibben, Sarona Sept. 16 - $35 Darwin Nordin, Seattle, Wash. Sept. 17 - $35 Caitlin Dunbar, Menomonie Sept. 18 - $35 Jac Gadwill, Shell Lake

Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

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Lake level: Monday, Sept. 22, 2014: 1,218.63’ MSL Monday, Sept. 21, 2015: 1,218.58’ MSL

63, Shell Lake, 715-468-2302. Kiosk located on north side of building. Deer heads can also be submitted to the following cooperators: •Bontekoe Deer Processing, Hwy. 63 and CTH B, Shell Lake, 608-205-7232. •Thompson Wild Game Processing, W5098 CTH D, Sarona, 715-469-3234. •Pappy’s Deer Processing, N6067 CTH K, Spooner, 715-635-7257. •Gram’s Taxidermy Studio, W3038 Hwy. 63, Springbrook, 715-766-3300. •Zimmerman Taxidermy, N5015 10th St., Spooner, 715-635-8822.

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aged submit heads to one of the refrigerated sampling kiosks. Kiosks are open around the clock and sampling materials and tools to remove heads are available on-site. Self-serve 24/7 kiosks are currently open at the following locations: •Holiday Gas Station North, 621 N. River St., Spooner, 715-635-9421. Kiosk located on west side of building. •Speedy’s C Stop, 2962 Main St., Barronett,  715-822-8979. Kiosk located on north side of building. •Country Pride Co-op (Cenex), Hwy.

• A lightning strike hit the television antenna and tower at Tiptown Resort Bar and at the same time jumped from there to the building, destroying the electric clock and burning out the fuse boxes and meters at the east end of the building. At that time there was no fire noticed but later that evening the fire department was summoned to extinguish a blaze that had started in a room off the kitchen. The fire completely burned out the east end of the building, housing the kitchen and storage room. Smoke and heat blistered and blackened the dining room and bar. Estimated damage was about $10,000. • Friends and relatives helped Susan Duch, West Sarona, celebrate her sixth birthday. • Paffel Brothers Auction Co. was conducting an auction for Goldie Dorthy. • Births at the Shell Lake Hospital included Dorene Ann to Mr. and Mrs. William Campbell; Jeffery Ray to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schullo, Spooner; and Ronald Maurice to Mr. and Mrs. DeWayne Olson, Sarona.

1965 – 50 Years Ago

• The office of the Washburn County Historical Society was located in the Shell Lake city clerk’s office for the convenience of all who wished to confer with its director, the retired Judge Ward Winton. • Mr. and Mrs. Aage Duch and children, Sarona, moved into the Johnny Kubista home. Mr. Duch was employed at the Birchwood Veneer Co. • Tom Moen, son of Dr. and Mrs. D.V.

•Thompson Taxidermy, W2511 CTH A/M, Springbrook, 715-766-3432. •Wolf’s Taxidermy, 6931 Lakeview Road., Siren, 715-349-2025. Wisconsin’s citizens and cooperators have played a key role in CWD sampling efforts in Wisconsin, and the department thanks all participants and collection cooperators for their continued efforts. For more information, visit dnr. and search keywords CWD sampling. — from WisDNR

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Moen, Shell Lake, was elected president of Phi Sigma Omicron at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. • Ken Schrankel, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Schrankel, Shell Lake, was a member of Wartburg College’s football team.

• Colista Gallop, Harriet Stewart, Mable Olson, Mary Nelsen and Mildred Lewis were among those who attended the Shell Lake-Spooner Christian Women’s Club luncheon at the Full Gospel fellowship hall.

• Some 500 muskellunge were distributed in the waters of Shell Lake under the direction of Michael Bachler, director of the fish hatchery in Spooner. • Members of Wisconsin Indianhead Association toured the Lund American Boat Co. prior to their annual meeting at Donatell’s Club 70. Elmer Mattrick conducted the tour of approximately 50 people. • Michael Lindemann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Lindemann, Shell Lake, enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was transferred to the Navy’s Recruit Training Center at Orlando, Fla. • John Christansen Sr. celebrated his 93rd birthday on his great-great-granddaughter Heather’s baptism day.

• Trevor Krantz and Julie Lindeman were named Shell Lake High School homecoming king and queen. • Duane and Terri Most were teaching karate class through Shell Lake Community Ed. • Becky Lawrence and Angie Gubasta were the new proprietors of The Shack in Shell Lake. • Gretchen Peterson, Shell Lake, was named to the Wisconsin Women’s Intercollegiate Athletic Conference scholastic honor roll. She was a member of the UWStout women’s basketball team.

1975 – 40 Years Ago

1985 – 30 Years Ago

• After working “here and there and back and forth” in the Washburn County Courthouse in Shell Lake since 1940, Hazel Krantz retired from her positions as register in probate and probate registrar. • Julie Druschba, three-year star on Shell Lake High School’s volleyball team, was a member of the UW-Barron County team at Rice Lake. • Loren Hennekins won a boom box in the grand-prize drawing held at Butternut Hills Fun Day.

1995 – 20 Years Ago

2005 – 10 Years Ago

• Leading the cheers for the Shell Lake football team were Rachael Nickell, Amanda Baker, Claudia Berlin, Kelsey Bitney, Kayla Garcia and Nicole Ziegler. • Homecoming king and queen were Billy Clark and Claudia Berlin. • Barry Nielsen received a 20-year hunter education instructor award and Lee Minnick a 25-year award. • Grand-prize winners during the Shell Lake Town and Country Days chain-saw event were Steve Knoop, leaf blower; Dane Olson, 372XP chain saw; and Kyle Filip, 359 chain saw.

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Nolden family makes donation to veterans SPOONER — The Washburn County Veterans Service Office recently received a $700 check donation for veterans assistance for veterans in need from Maurice and Jackie Nolden of Prairie du Sac. The Nolden family makes “vet bug” lawn and house

Lisa Powers, Washburn County Veterans Service Office, accepted a $700 check from Maurice Nolden, during a September visit, to be used toward assisting veterans.

ornaments by recycling steel cattle drinking cups. Eighty to 90 percent of the materials are just old parts off the farm. Each ornament sells for a $40 donation. The proceeds of the sales of the vet bugs are then donated to a county veterans service office in the state of Wisconsin.  This is the third time in the past four years that the Noldens have visited Washburn County with their generosity. The Noldens headed out Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 8 and 9, traveling throughout the northwestern portion of Wisconsin. They visited CVSO offices and distributed $12,000 in donations for veterans assistance on this trip alone.  Maurice is a veteran himself, having served in Korea in the late 1960s. Maurice and Jackie started making vet bugs in April 2011 and have made 3,200 vet bugs to date.  What started out as a side, spare time, hobby project has turned into a labor of love.  The Noldens state they are going to keep making them and donating the proceeds of the sales as long as they have orders for the vet bugs and old cattle drinking cups to make more of them.  They come in a variety of colors and styles; some also reflect branches of military service. If you are interested in ordering a vet bug, please conJackie and Maurice Nolden, Prairie du Sac, are shown with tact the Washburn CVSO Office at 715-635-4470.  Your donation for a unique lawn or house ornament can also one of their vet bugs. Monies raised from the sale of the ornahelp a veteran in need in this great state of Wiscon- ment are given to veteran service offices throughout Wisconsin. — Photos submitted sin. — from WCVSO


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.  Friday, Sept. 25 • Washburn County Genealogic Society meeting, 1:30 p.m., at the city hall meeting room. Library building, Shell Lake. The program at the end of the meeting will be group participation, How I Started Doing my Genealogy. The public is welcome to attend. 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. • Annual mission supper at Trinity Lutheran Church, CTH K, Spooner, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Proceeds to support Washburn County Food Pantry, Faith In Action and Friberg family missionaries in Tanzania, Africa. Supplemental funding through Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.


Saturday, Oct. 10 • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Thursday, Oct. 1 Building on Elm Street. Tickets 9 a.m. Distribution 9:30 • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran a.m. Volunteers needed. Contact 715-635-9309, 715-468Church, Spooner. Call 715-520-7999. 4017, or 715-222-4410. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support • Clam River Tuesday Club fall fundraiser, 6-10 p.m., Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church American Legion Hall, Indian Creek. Music for dancing in Shell Lake. by Dick Durand. Games for adults and children, silent • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic auction, live auction, door prizes. Meal available for a Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. freewill donation. Donations accepted. Tuesday, Oct. 13 Friday, Oct. 2 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 • The Spooner GFWC Women’s Club will meet, 1 a.m. p.m., at the DNR conference room.  Speaker is Jan Allan Wednesday, Oct. 14 of the Wisconsin GFWC, who will be talking on the goals, • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist etc., of the organization.  Visitors/guests are welcome.  Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. For more information contact Pat at 715-865-2250. Donations accepted. Thursday, Oct. 3 • The board of directors for the Railroad Memories • The Passion Connection presents an evening of Museum meeting, 1 p.m., Spooner City Hall. All spiritual encouragement and inspiration with special volunteers welcome. speakers, 6:30-8 p.m., Erika Quam Theatre, Shell Lake. • Fall German Dinner, Faith Lutheran Church, Coffee and refreshments served. All are welcome. More Spooner, 4:30-7 p.m. Music by Joey and The Pickled info, please call Bob 715-296-8326. Herring. Carryout available. Tuesday, Oct. 6 Thursday, Oct. 15 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school p.m. at the lodge. library. Baby-sitting available. • Retired and former Shell Lake School employees Saturday, Oct. 17 luncheon, noon, Lakeview Bar & Grill, Shell Lake. • Shell Lake’s Oktoberfest, 6-11 p.m., Darrell Aderman Thursday, Oct. 8 Auditorium, Shell Lake. Sponsored by the Shell Lake • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Chamber of Commerce and the Shell Lake Arts Center. Lake Community Center. Monday, Oct. 19 • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner. 



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Donation helps fund K-9 program SPOONER — Barron Electric Cooperative’s $500 donation will help fund the Spooner Police Department’s K-9 program. The city of Spooner and the surrounding areas have seen a dramatic increase in the amount of illegal narcotics being used and transported. The Spooner Police Department will purchase a narcotics detection K-9 and send an officer to training. Officer Chad Brugman said, “The K-9 program will greatly assist the Spooner Police Department in combating the rise in narcotics violations and help enhance the safety of our community.” Dallas Sloan, Barron Electric’s general manager said, “The Spooner Police Department and Barron Electric Cooperative have similar missions to improve the quality of life in the area we serve.” Funds for the Barron Electric donations are derived from the Federated Youth Foundation, an administrative trust overseeing unclaimed capital credits of former members. Barron Electric Cooperative has served the rural area since 1936 and currently provides electricity to more than 18,000 members. — from Barron Electric

Barron Electric Cooperative recently donated $500 to the Spooner Police Department’s K-9 program. Barron Electric Board Director Mike Baker, left, presented the check to officers Tia Hartl and Chad Brugman. — Photo submitted

Washburn County represented at Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival JEFFERSON — Kate and Jackie Rosenbush represented the Spooner FFA and Washburn County 4-H at the recent Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival in Jefferson. The Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival was held Friday - Sunday, Sept. 11-13. The three-day event was all about the production and use of sheep and their products. Adult and youth exhibitors could participate in any number of activities including sheep shows, the fleece show, the photo contest and a skillathon

for youth only. There were workshops on sheep production and the use of wool, silent, live and fleece auctions, and of course, shopping. The Washburn County youth exhibited their Romney sheep at the junior show and did very well. Kate exhibited the champion Romney ram, and Jackie exhibited the champion Romney ewe. Jackie also took first place again this year with her sheep picture in the youth division of the photo contest. — with submitted information

Still time to attend 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. Seed saving Did you know you could save your own seeds? Would you like to learn how? Come join Master Gardener Cris Cantin for an evening of seed-saving talk. You’ll have the opportunity to learn new and exciting things about seeds and/or be able to expand on what you already know.

Class runs from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Growing vegetables indoors over winter Do you wish you could have fresh vegetables all year-round? Now you can with the help of Cantin. Cantin will take you step-by-step through how to set up your own indoor garden. Class runs from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 21. — from SLPL

Shown (L to R): Jackie Rosenbush with her champion ewe and Kate Rosenbush with her champion ram at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival held Friday - Sunday, Sept. 11-13, in Jefferson. — Photo submitted

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t is official. It is now autumn. As the leaves begin to change from shades of green to shades of yellow, orange and red, while the humidity and temperatures fall, I get excited about the changing of the season to autumn. Not only is it the season of freshpicked apples, it is also the time for the Knitting and Crocheting Extravaganza. This event was held Saturday, Sept. 19, in Frederic. For the past eight years, my sister, Konnie, plans throughout the year ways to make the extravaganza a fun event for crafters to attend. She lines up vendors, demonstrations and speakers, along with many other things to happen during this all-day event. This year, attendees were encouraged to make a hand-knit or crocheted bear to be given to the school in Lozandier, Haiti, which is supported by a local mission effort called Love for Lozandier. The project of making bears came about after I read the story in the Register about how the Shell Lake Lions went along with the Love of Lozandier team to Haiti. The Lions mission was to fit people with eyeglasses. On my drive to work one day, I thought, “I wonder if there is something I can do to help the students of Lozandier?” The thought of hand-knit bears came to mind. I shared my idea with Konnie and she thought it was a good idea. When Sue Dodd, a member of the Love for Lozandier team, stopped into my office one day, I showed her a bear that I had made. I asked if she thought she would be able to give the little bears to children

in Haiti. Without missing a beat, Sue said, “Yes. I need 75.” She then shared how when the mission team goes to Lozandier in November they like to have a little pre-Christmas celebration with the students. These bears will be used as gifts for the children. After Konnie shared the bear-making idea with Lisa, an assistant with the extravaganza, Lisa asked, “Do you think Sue would like to be a speaker at this year’s event?” When I asked Sue her response was, “No. But I will.” Sue claims she isn’t a speaker. Ah, but get Sue talking about her passion for the people of Lozandier and the speech writes itself. With the goal of 75 bears, an article asking crafters to make bears was published in the Register and the Inter-County Leader. One of the drop-off places for bears was the newspaper office. Each time someone came into the Register office with a bear to donate, I was excited. One day Shirley Hile stopped in with a box of bears made by the Needle Nutz of the Shell Lake United Methodist Church. Susie Schmitz stopped in a few times with bears her mother, Jean, who lives in Altoona, had made. The day of the extravaganza arrived and Sue said the number of bears necessary was now at 87. When the final count of handmade bears was taken after the extravaganza, the total amount of donated bears was 103. Another opportunity to help the Love for Lozandier mission is by attending the Mittens and More spaghetti fundraiser to be held Saturday, Sept. 26, 4-7 p.m., at the Shell Lake Community Center. Funds raised from the meal and raffles will be used to complete the

This is just a sampling of the bears handcrafted for the children of Lozandier, Haiti. — Photo by Suzanne Johnson clinic in Lozandier. Funds raised from the sales of mittens will be used to supply shoes for the students of the school in Lozandier. Actress Laura Dern is quoted as saying, “There is so much in the world to care about.” That is true. Sometimes we are called to help with a need in our own backyard and sometimes we can help someone farther away.

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Living without butterflies


his is the third summer there have been very few monarch butterflies here in our part of northern Wisconsin. For many years I have seen these beautiful flying insects hovering in the lilac bushes like gold and black snowflakes. They covered the ground like a regal carpet. Those days are gone. I have seen three while driving over the last months. This spring and summer their numbers are down and they have nearly vanished. Milkweed plants are thriving, awaiting these little friends, whose young have always survived and thrived, feasting on their leaves with little damage to the plants. Where are the monarchs and even many other kinds of insects this summer? Already we are preparing for autumn leaves that cannot match the beauty of these little butterfly friends. A few years ago, my friend, Rose, had found an injured monarch in her yard in the spring. She brought it into her kitchen where she put it on her curtain. It clung there. It began to improve, and she would put her hand close and it would land on it. She couldn’t pet it, but she enjoyed having the pretty little thing for a friend. After the summer months were past, it had improved and could fly around the kitchen. She let it rest outdoors for a few days. It was well enough to fly to her hand when she came outside. Then one morning it was gone. Butterflies have quite a few enemies, as well as the weather, but she believes the butterfly went to where all the other monarchs go in winter and returned in the spring. Every little child finds the monarch butterfly fascinating. When they were plentiful, if you could hold still, one of these fairylike

creatures would light on your hand. Like a soft kiss on your skin, harmless, the experience was good for your spirit. They brought smiles and a kind of reverent aura of peacefulness. One cannot help but wonder at the ingenuity of nature. More beautiful than stained-glass windows, the wings are delicate artistic marvels. Wherever these insects range, from the north into Canada and down through the eastern United States, to Minnesota, to Texas, and California, their presence has always been appreciated by people able to catch sight of them in the outdoors. Science can lay the blame for their fewer numbers on agriculture and extreme weather and other factors, but all we really know is we don’t see them anymore. Monarchs are secretive, but we know some things about their behavior. It seems that some die in cold weather and from windstorms and precipitation, and no doubt from exhaustion flying over large bodies of water. Yet there are some members of the species that survive and have young. Others migrate, like birds and some of our “snowbird” people who have more than one home. Those who study migrations have found that individuals have journeyed to the Monterey Peninsula where great numbers congregate and stay during the winter. Some of these go to the Yucatan Peninsula. They have found that some monarchs from the central and eastern United States travel hundreds of miles to the Sierra Madre of central Mexico where they unite with other monarchs and spend their winter in the warm climate, clinging to trees and each other and then fly back to their northern home.

A study of migrations was done by a Canadian zoologist, Dr. Fred A. Urquhart, of the University of Toronto’s Scarborough College. He had studied the migrations of butterflies since the late 1930s. At first, he had 12 volunteers to help him tag the insects in order to learn more about them. In 1952, his article in a magazine included an appeal for more help and by 1971 he had 600 people tagging. Over the years thousands of people took part in the project. People sent him tagged butterflies they found and the information was recorded. They discovered many fascinating things about the butterflies. They learned that almost all the males die on the way back north. They do not fly at night. One butterfly flew 80 miles in one day. Populations include migrants and nonmigrants. Those who migrate to Mexico go to the 9,000-foot-high mountainside, and congregate in evergreen trees. They believe in November the near-freezing temperatures immobilize the insects so they conserve fat for their trip back home. When there is more sunlight in January they begin stirring and spread their wings. By early spring they are flying and making their way back. Maybe they no longer want to return home. I wonder if they are drawn by the same urge as people who long to journey back to the place where they were born. Do they think of those lovely lilac blooms and the green fields of home? There’s no place like home for the birds and us people. A summer without the amazing monarch butterflies is like a summer without sunshine.

Old wife’s tales • Mary B. Olsen Washburn County accident report Friday, Sept. 4 At approximately 2:04 p.m., Barbara Eddy, 62, Green Lake, was southbound on Hwy. 53 in the Town of Beaver Brook when she hit a large chunk of metal in the roadway. Eddy was not injured but there was fluid leaking from the 2004 Volvo she was driving. Extent of the damage to the vehicle was not known and the vehicle was towed. Sunday, Sept. 6 At approximately 4:51 a.m., Thomas Mann, 47, Minong, was westbound on Shell Creek Road when he left the roadway in a 2001 Dodge Ram truck. Mann overcorrected while re-entering the roadway but left the roadway again, hit a tree and came to rest just beyond the tree. Mann was not injured but his truck sustained very severe damage and was towed. Mann was cited for operating a motor vehicle without insurance. Wednesday, Sept. 9 At approximately 5:35 a.m., Jason Boggess, 29, Birchwood, was eastbound on Loch Lomond Boulevard in the Town of Birchwood when an unknown sedan turned onto Loch Lomond Boulevard from Hwy. 48. The unknown vehicle took too wide of a turn, causing Boggess to drive off the roadway to avoid a head-on collision. Boggess, driving a 2004 GMC Yukon, went through brush alongside the road shoulder. Boggess was able to drive out of ditch and brush but his vehicle sustained moderate damage.

Friday, Sept. 11 At approximately 9:35 p.m., Marie Gallagher, 55, Carlsbad Springs, Ontario, Canada, was southbound on Hwy. 53 in the Town of Brooklyn when the 2007 semitruck she was driving hit a deer. The semi sustained minor damage to the front. Saturday, Sept. 12 At approximately 1:21 p.m., Nancy Evans, 60, Mora, Minn., was northbound on Hwy. 63 in the Town of Trego when she stopped to turn left into the Riverbend Restaurant. Evans, driving a 2008, was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Dennis Mengelt, 35, Rockford, Ill. No one was injured but Evans’ vehicle was moderately damaged. Mengelt’s 2005 Infiniti G35X was severely damaged. Monday, Sept. 14 At approximately 5:53 p.m., Ronald Petereck, 66, Downing, was in the Town of Trego making a turn on to Hwy. 53 as Ashlee Frost, 25, Springbrook, was waiting at the Oak Hill Road stop sign waiting to cross Hwy. 53. Frost, driving a 2004 Ford Taurus, began to cross when Petereck, driving a 2002 Chevy Tahoe, pulled out and hit the driver’s side of Frost’s vehicle. Neither driver was injured and both vehicle sustained severe damaged. Tuesday, Sept. 15 At approximately 2:30 p.m., Bruce Burton, 64, Sarona, was northbound on Hwy. 53 in the Town of Sarona pulling a horse trailer with a 1999 Ford F-250. When

Burton exited Hwy. 53 for Boot Lake Road, the trailer skidded out of contro and jackknifed but Burton was able to regain control of the trailer. No one was injured but the truck sustained moderate damage. Thursday, Sept. 17 At approximately 7 a.m., Kurt Rouse, 51, Trego, was eastbound on CTH E in the Town of Trego just west of Pair O’ Lakes Road when he hit a deer. Rouse was not injured but the 2014 Dodge Journey SX he was driving sustained moderate damage. At approximately 3:02 p.m., Edith Jimenez, 38, Sarona, was southbound on CTH D in the Town of Long Lake when she hit a mailbox near the intersection of CTH D and CTH M. Jimenez, driving a 2011 Ford F-150, continued traveling southbound on CTH M and hit an electrical pole about 40 yards south of the mailbox. Jimenez was not injured but the truck sustained moderate damage. The accident report indicates Jimenez was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Friday, Sept. 18 At approximately 11:55 a.m., James McDowall, 60, Spooner, was southbound on Hwy. 53 when he hit a deer with the 2011 Nissan Pathfinder he was driving. McDowall was not injured, but the car sustained severe damage.  — Danielle Danford with information from the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office


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Buckles is a regular contributor to Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Wisconsin Life,” and the author of “Paddling to Winter: A Couple’s Wilderness Journey from Lake Superior to the Canadian North.” She lives near Lake Superior where she mushes a team of Siberian huskies and works and teaches writing at Northland College in Ashland. This WCHM presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. and last about an hour with time for questions included. It will be preceded by the WCHM annual membership meeting and election of officers at 5:30

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At the last meeting of the Webb Lake Community Club, Jill Schlapper, left, representing Hospice of Burnett County, accepted a check from club member Val Goldner.  The club requests these monies be utilized in the local area. – Photos submitted

Dotty Busby, left, a Webb Lake first responder, accepts a check from Webb Lake Community Club member Val Goldner.  Due to the ongoing support of the local community, WLCC is happy to support local organizations.

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by Judy Pieper

Colorfest was great. It was a perfect weekend, cool and sunny. We couldn’t have asked for much better weather. There were only four teams in the men’s slow-pitch softball tournament this year, but they were all so good it was almost like watching a Saints game. At the end of the weekend the teams were: First place, Diesterhaft 1 from Almena; second place, Rice Lake Weighing from Rice Lake; third place, Diesterhaft 2 from Barron; and fourth place, DT&E Trucking from Almena. There was some kind of mix-up in communications, and the other teams that normally compete at the Colorfest had scheduled games at other events. We hope that next year we will have all the teams back in Barronett competing at our tournament. The beanbag tournament was a lot of fun, too. There were four teams competing in that event, and it looked as though they were having a great time. Cheryl didn’t have a list of the winning teams in order, so if you happen to know who won, please give me a call and I’ll put it in next week’s news. The Barronett brick was found by Ally Zarr and Kaitlynn Yawn. Good work, girls, on reading and following the clues. Diana DeLong won the jar of candy corn by guessing the number of pieces of candy inside the jar. Actually, she guessed 342, and someone from Minnesota guessed 357. Well, there were 357 pieces of candy in the jar, and someone called the person from Minnesota to tell her that she won, but she said that she was already on her way home and didn’t think she would turn around to collect the prize so Diana, who was actually in second place, ended up with the candy. Diana was pretty generous with her prize; she was offering candy to just about everyone at the event. Jennifer Snowbank was the winner of the 5.4-mile run. Congratulations, Jennifer. Actually, I really like to walk, but I can’t imagine anyone running anywhere. That’s what cars are for. There were lots and lots of kids competing in the pedal tractor pull. Kim Vargo gave me the names of the youngsters from Barronett who were in the top three places. Maycee Vargo took first place in the girls 5- and 6-yearold competition. Sadie Horton took second place and Alyssa Vargo took third place in the girls 9- and 10-yearold competition. Logun Arnes took third place in the boys 5- and 6-year-old competition. The kids parade was fun again this year, the youngsters marched to the tune of some pretty zippy music from the front of the civic center, past the bleachers set up for the pedal tractor pull and then back again. Each marcher was given a treat for being in the parade. Next year maybe we’ll come up with drums, cymbals, triangles and stuff for them to play while they march. Or, maybe they can bring their pedal tractors to ride. The parade is one of the most fun things of the weekend. There were seven entries in the cooking/baking contest this year. Wendy Moynihan took first place with maple


and caramel-glazed bacon bites with maple cream dipping sauce. Sharai Hefty, who actually tied with Wendy, took second with a Colorfest coffee cake. Bob Washkuhn took third with a carrot casserole. I think Wendy gets to choose the ingredient for next year, and I’ll let you know what that is so you can start planning a dish to enter. Gerry Chartraw brought in the most beautiful roses I have ever seen for the flower and produce contest. They were pink with yellow centers, and were called – I think – Love Peace. Or, it could have been Peace Love. Anyway, they were absolutely lovely. She said that they are for Zone 9, but that she covers them up for the winter and they are surviving. Sounds like a lot of work, but to get roses like that it would be almost worth it. There were a few new people at Barronett Lutheran’s community worship service on Sunday morning and we were very glad to welcome them. Pastor Todd did a wonderful job leading the service, and it was so nice to sing the old familiar hymns. After the service the women of the church served caramel rolls, which had been made by Peg Thompson and Gloria Gunderson. The pie-and-ice-cream social, hosted by Barronett Lutheran, was a big hit again this year. The 20 Mile Store supplied the frozen custard for the event this year, and we really appreciate that. We had about 40 pies, some bars, some cookies and some rolls, and by 5 p.m. Sunday evening everything was gone. Thanks, everyone, who stopped by to make our weekend so successful. I’m not sure exactly where we will be donating the proceeds this year, but we do have quite a few very worthy causes that we donate to, the food pantry, Benjamin House, the pregnancy help center, scholarships, Smile Train – the list goes on and on. So, when you enjoy a piece of our pie, you are also helping out someone who needs a little help. Thanks again. Nick Jerry brought his tractor and wagon and gave lots of people hayrides again this year. Thanks, Nick. It’s nice to relax on a nice soft bale of hay and look at the beautiful fall colors. The top three raffle winners were Steve Bowen, who won the crossbow; Steve Wood from Red Wing (or, as Bonnie pronounced it, “Wed Wing”) who won half a hog; and Brianna Stephen, who won the other half hog. There were 89 prizes given out, so there were lots of happy winners at the end of the weekend. Tracy Thompson raffled off a board covered with scratch-off tickets. The lucky winner of that prize was Leslie Jaastad. It would be interesting to know the number of winning tickets that were on the board. I hope Leslie will let us know. One of the biggest attractions this year was a dunk tank. Can you imagine volunteering to sit on a board and fall into cold water every time someone was lucky enough to hit the bull’s-eye with a ball? Brrrr. We had lots of volunteers, and the tank was going from 1 until about 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The volunteers were Rick Reiper, Barry Zappa, Amber

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Hank and Karen Mangelsen went to River Falls on Sat- fore returning home. urday to watch grandson Baxter Mangelsen play soccer.  Weekend visitors of Nina and Lawrence Hines were They enjoyed lunch with Larry and Celie Mangelsen be- Colin and Chris Harrison. Congratulations to Richard and Caroline Morse on their 50th wedding anniversary.  Their children hosted an open house for them at Indian Creek Hall on Saturday evening.  Rex Cactus provided music. Jerry and Rose Sexton visited Karen and Hank Mangelsen on Sunday afternoon.

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Johnson, Daniel Nielson, Emmery Nielsen, Sondra Zarr, Jeno Hermann, Bonnie Fogelberg, Kris Zappa, Marc from the 20 Mile Store, Peg Krueger, Rambo, Bobby Nyland, Hippy, Deb Lehmann from the Red Brick, Phil Flottum and Nate Hargrove. Bill Carothers was selling tickets for the event, and he seemed to be having way too much fun. Maybe next year we’ll talk him into volunteering to sit in the tank. I bet then there would be some warm water in that thing. Actually, it was very nice of Bill to be out there the whole time, and everyone appreciates the work he (and his helpers) did. I hope they do it again next year. I throw like a girl, so the people sitting in the tank were not in too much danger when I was pitching. But I did dunk Rick Rieper, and then told him that I drive a red Mercury. Don’t tell him any different, please. The friendly neighborhood moocher was there, of course. He’s one of the judges for the baking/cooking contest, along with Dorothy Orth and Devon Snowbank. Anyway, he told me that his dog, which he lost about a month ago, has been returned. And, he said that if he loses anything again, he’s going to put the information on a card and put it on a bulletin board in one of the local bars. He told me about a man who was going to hike on the Ice Age Trail losing his wallet. He lost it at the cemetery just north of Barronett and didn’t notice it missing until he was partway down the trail. Well, someone found it and turned it in at the Barronett Bar. They called the man and he promptly came and picked it up. Then, another person lost a cell phone, someone found it, took it to a bar just east of here, they called that person, and she picked it up. A former bar owner heard someone talking about a dog they found, remembered that Terry had lost one, told that person to call Terry, and that’s how he got his dog back. See, there are three ways to communicate around here – telephone, television, and tell it in a bar. Anyway, Terry would like to say, “Thanks, Elaine.” He’s happy to have his dog back. Oh, now that Colorfest is over, you can start planning to enjoy the Scandinavian smorgasbord, which will be held on Nov. 14. The smorgasbord will be hosted by Oak View Adult Family Home this year. As you probably can guess, I’ll be giving you lots more reminders of that as time goes by. Anyway, I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Hope you had a wonderful week and that you were one of the people we talked to at Colorfest. See you next time.

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Monday morning it was nice and bright. I think we were to be in the 70s with no rain. They had the Colorfest in Barronett over the weekend with lots of activities going on. It is always a fun place to go. My boys always played softball, so Floyd was happy to watch them. The pies were always good. Lillian Ullom and her brother, Frank, went to the festivities Saturday afternoon at Barronett. Arlys Santiago attended the singing at The Potter’s Shed on Saturday night. She always enjoys the music. I told you about the Minot twins, Tonya and Michelle, who were at Twinsville, Ohio, for the Twins Festival. Now they are featured in the Sept. 14 edition of People magazine. The oldest set of twins were 84 years old and the youngest were 6 weeks. It’s been going on for 40 years, so if you have twins in the family, encourage them to go. The girls are my nieces and I’m proud of them. My daughter, Sue and Larry Winner, went to Grand Rapids, Mich., for a Lions convention. They drove to Manitowoc and took the ferry across into Michigan. They drove home on Sunday, going the northern route. They took a few Glenview tenants shopping one day to Spooner last week. Pastor Sue Odegard visited the Tullys and Helen Pederson on Monday. A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the women’s locker room. When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The little boy watched in amazement, and then asked, “What’s the matter, haven’t you ever seen a little boy before?” Have a good week!



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Jessica Schrankel is excited that they have apple pie, while her brother, Connor, and sister, Tatum, are less impressed. They were at the Barronett Lutheran pie-and-ice-cream social held during Colorfest, Sept. 19-20.

Jennifer Snowbank earned a first-place finish. The fact that she was the only runner did not deter her from achieving a personal best.

Ethan Jacobson is giving it his all in the Barronett Colorfest Kids Tractor Pull held Sunday, Sept. 20. The Barronett Civic Club sponsors Colorfest.

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The Colorfest kiddie parade was held Sunday, Sept. 20, in Barronett. Shown (L to R): Weston Johnson, Karsten Johnson, Colt Miller, Alyssa Vargo, Maycee Vargo, Willow Franc, Emily Almli, Caitlyn Yawn and Jaeger Miller. It was a short parade but the children had fun.

It looks like work but it is the fun kind. Logan Arnes enjoys competing in the kids pedal pull.

Local sisters pictured in national magazine, part of unique festival Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — On Friday, Aug. 7, through Sunday, Aug. 9, the city of Twinsburg, Ohio, was seeing double, and in some cases more than double. The Eastern Ohio community is located about 12 hours from Shell Lake and is famous for its Twins Days festival, which is the largest gathering of twins and other multiples in the world, with an average of 3,000 in attendance each year. This year there were 2,053 sets of twins and other multiples including Tonya and Michelle Minot, 24-year-old twins and daughters to Cheri and Steve Minot Cheri Minot, Shell Lake, holds her of Shell Lake. “It was fun seeing copy of People Magazine where her so many twins, and twin daughters are pictured. Minot most everyone looked and her daughters participated in a alike,” said Cheri, who unique festival held each year that took her daughters to celebrates sameness. — Photo by the Twins Days festi- Danielle Danford val. Besides general camaraderie, the festival includes a survey of participants, costume pageant, look-alike contest, 5K race and parade. A highlight of the festival was when Michelle and Tonya were asked to hold the Twins Day double-take parade banner. On Friday, Sept. 4, a set of twins Michelle and Tonya had made friends with at the festival told them they were on the cover of People Magazine.  “It’s just a little corner picture, on the left, but they were very happy,” said Cheri. The magazine cover photo is of a young girl in costume for the festival but in the top left corner is an inset photo of people holding the double-take parade banner. The two girls in Packer shirts on the left are Michelle and Tonya. Turns out the festival is popular with the media and photographs are a common occurrence. 

Getting photos taken with other twins was a big part of the Twins Day Festival. Michelle Minot, on far left, stands with other twins as twin Tonya stands on far right. Costumes are also very popular during the festival. — Photo submitted “The big question is are you an A or B twin, that means were you born first or second,” said Cheri. A large part of the festival is meeting new twins and getting photos taken with other twins. Before a photo was taken, twins would stand next to the other twin that, like them, was born first or second.  “Everyone acts like they’ve known you forever ... everyone was very friendly,” said Cheri. Even though Michelle and Tonya weren’t as outgoing as many of the other twins, they still enjoyed themselves. This was actually their second time at the festival as Cheri took Michelle and Tonya to the festival when they were just 9 months old, too young for them to remember and why they wanted to go again, for the experience. 

“It is definitely fun, we can’t wait to go next year,” said Cheri. She described the sisters as very kind and that they remain very close. They actually live together in Eau Claire where they are close to their work.  Tonya is a supervisor at Sacred Heart Hospital in the sterile processing unit. Michelle is a sterile processing tech at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. The girls have two older brothers, Tony and Eric, who both live in Woodbury, Minn. The festival also offered the opportunity to find out exactly how identical a set of twins is. Michelle and Tonya did the several tests and the family looks forward to finding out the answer.



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Powder-puff games kick off Spooner’s homecoming week

Dani DeWitt brought her own fan club to the homecoming powder-puff game held Sunday, Sept. 20, her cousins shown (L to R): Addison, Mason, Cadence and Madelyn Robotti.

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The freshman powder-puff team had a strong showing against the seniors. Shown top row (L to R): Julie Tiller, Adrianna Chido and Emma Salquist. Middle: Chelsea Colegrove, Kiera Peterson, Lily Arf and Breanna Karon. Bottom: (kneeling and standing) Opal Warren, Rikki Saletri, Samantha Johnson, Jackie Rosenbush, Kenzy Spexet, Morgan Taylor and Maryn Bengs.

The junior team battled the seniors but lost in the final minute of the game. Shown back row (L to R): Angel Scribner, Amanda Heino, Rachel Medley, Gracia Gormong and coach Mark Nauertz. Middle: Abby Melton, Hanna Davis, Emmie Bassett and Susan Anderson. Front: Kayla Boutwell, Sophia Del Fiacco, Dani DeWitt, Sydney Busch, Addie Paffel and Audi Blonk.

The seniors are the 2015 powder-puff champions. Shown back row (L to R): Hannah Ford, Alex Grubbs, Kelsie Gerovac, Ally Jacoby, Alyssa Babich, Karly Swan, Kayla Kielkucki, Aftyn Tellefson, Abby Dubek, Cassidy Quinton and Madison Mitchell. Front: Coaches Desi Fielding, Brandon Jepson, Tim Meister and Chase Davies.

The Spooner sophomores nearly pulled off an upset, losing to the juniors 6-12. Shown back row (L to R): Carson Johannes, Danika McCumber, Madelynn Graham, Joie Hammersberg, Alyssa King, Lauren Johnson, Laura Medley, Natasha Chastek and Lyndsey Hanson. Front: Jade Christiansen, Brittany Bauer, Mariah Skogstad, Taylor Shutt, Leire Santamaria and Natalie Meister. Karly Swan is modeling the senior shirt they wore for the game. It was in honor of one of their favorite Spooner teachers, Mr. Frankiewicz. Mr. Frank is a math teacher who will be remembered long after the students leave school.

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Spooner loses to Northwestern

Larry Samson | Staff Writer SPOONER — Spooner lost big time, 6-30, to their conference rivals, the Northwestern Tigers, in a home game on Friday, Sept. 18. The Rails were in a close game up until the fourth quarter when the Tigers put the game away with two touchdowns. The final Northwestern score came on an 86-yard interception. The Spooner de-

fense played a good game against a potent Northwestern offense. A fumble recovery on the 1-yard line by the defense kept the Tigers out of the end zone. Tanner Schafer gave the Rails breathing room with two passes that took them down to the 40-yard line. Spooner scored their only goal in the third quarter when quarterback Schafer connect to Tim Meister on a 25-yard pass. Spooner offense had 169 yards passing, Schafer was 11 for 18 attempts. The Northwestern defense shut down the Rails running game as Desi Fielding was held to 52 yards. The loss drops Spooner to 1-2 in the Heart O’North and 2-3 overall. Spooner will be playing Ladysmith in the homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 25. Ladysmith is tied with Spooner in the conference. Ladysmith is coming off a 34-8 loss to Hayward. Their only win for the season was against Barron when they beat Barron 66-28.

Spooner’s Desi Fielding on an 11-yard run, his longest for the night as the Northwestern defense was keying on him. The game was in Spooner on Friday, Sept. 18.

LEFT: Brandon Jepson keeps low to take the legs out from under Northwestern running back Nate Pearson.

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LEFT: It was a busy night for punter Tanner Schafer. He averaged 33 yards per kick on seven punts.

RIGHT: Devan Miller follows the lead block from Tim Meister. Meister averaged 18 yards in the four times he returned the kickoff against the Northwestern Tigers.

Shell Lake volleyball teams continue on the court SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake volleyball C squad, coached by Sheena Dahlstrom, is showing up strong for games and giving opponents a tough match. The girls are working hard and improving with each match. They hosted their annual C-squad tournament on Saturday, Sept. 19. The daylong event ended with Clear Lake taking first place and St. Croix Falls taking home second place. Shell Lake battled throughout the day. Dahlstrom said that the girls were just not able to play strong for two complete sets. The girls have no games this week, but will be prepping for a busy schedule next week as they will travel to Cameron on Monday for a quad meet with Bruce, Clear Lake and Cameron. Shell Lake JV, coached by Ashley Marschall, will host their invitational Saturday, Sept. 26, with Bruce, Glenwood City, LCO, Spooner and Grantsburg traveling to town. Shell Lake JV is made up of highly talented athletes that are playing together very nicely. Their biggest downfall is communication. “We coaches get together and are amazed that off the court these young ladies barely stop talking and then on the court they become mutes. We (on all levels) are working very hard on getting the ladies to trust, support, praise and communicate constantly with each other,” stated a Shell Lake volleyball coach. The varsity team last week played a

tough Prairie Farm team at home on Tuesday, Sept. 15, and then Clear Lake on Thursday, Sept. 17. The Prairie Farm Panthers are a great team that is relentless at the net. The Shell Lake girls played well, really well at times, but had too many errors to be able to walk away with a set. The scores for Tuesday night were 15-25, 21-25, 20-25. An amazing night of volleyball against Clear Lake was given to all fans and supporters. The Warriors and the Lakers battled it out for five sets. Shell Lake took the first set, 25-22; Clear Lake took the second and third, 20-25, 21-25. The Lakers showed great intensity and perseverance and took the fourth set 25-12 and then finally the fifth, 15-10. The Lakers went 95/100 on serving for the night. Junior captain Savannah Soltis led the night with 11 kills, followed by senior Amber Anderson with seven, and freshman Anna Mikula with six. Anderson led the team in digs with 13. The Lakers had their defense looking tiptop on Thursday. The team collected 69 digs. This week the girls traveled to Turtle Lake on Tuesday, Sept. 22. — with information from the Shell Lake Athletic Department RIGHT: Amber Anderson and Anna Mikula go up against McKylie Hoff on this spike. Photo by Larry Samson MORE PHOTOS NEXT PAGE



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Spooner recognizes parents and families

Kayla Boutwell stands with her parents, Scot and Michelle Boutwell. Parents Night is an opportunity for the parents to show their pride in their young athlete.

Meagan Vander Heyden is the only senior playing on the volleyball team. Missy and Dave have spent many hours sitting on hard benches in gyms supporting their daughter at games. It is something that they both say they will miss.

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Annette Lawrence stands proudly with her daughter, Sara Adamson. Sara is a freshman just beginning her volleyball career.

Spooner Rails mascot, Roadie, high fives Julie Tiller at the Spooner Volleyball Parents Night held Thursday, Sept. 17. It is an opportunity for the coaches to say thank you to the parents and families. High school sports put a lot of demands on the families during the season.

Shell Lake loses to Prairie Farm It is a battle at the nets between Shell Lake Laker Amanda Brereton and Prairie Farm defenders Selene Singerhouse and McKenna Slagel. In this case, Brereton came out ahead as she tipped the ball ever so lightly over the net. RIGHT: McKylie Hoff gave the Shell Lake defense a workout as she took the game to the Lakers. Amber Anderson and Anna Mikula successfully blocked this spike on this attack. - Photos by Larry Samson See story, page 13

Local prep football: Lakers lose to Turtle Lake

Larry Samson | Staff writer TURTLE LAKE — The Shell Lake football team lost 36-19 to Lakeland Conference rival Turtle Lake on a rain-soaked Turtle Lake field. The hard rain fell though the game, dampening the spirits of the fans. Turtle Lake took the lead on a 29-yard pass early in the second quarter. With 21 seconds left in the half they added six

more points, taking a 0-14 lead into the locker room. In the second half, it was Shell Lake who came out and scored after moving the ball downfield. Sean Heckel took the ball over from the 1-yard line. Turtle Lake answered back with two more touchdowns to make it 6-28 in the fourth quarter. Zach Melton connected to Dominic Hopke on a 30-yard pass and Andrew Martin scored a touchdown late in the

game. Melton was 12 for 32 passing with 208 yards passing. Martin led the receiving squad with 73 yards, Hopke had 65 yards, and James Crawford, 64. In rushing Heckel was the top runner with 37 yards, Zach Melton ran 36 and Travis Klassa made 33 yards. Shell Lake will host the Lake Holcombe/Cornell Knights in a conference

game on Friday, Sept. 25. Lake Holcombe/Cornell is coming off a 46-0 loss to Pepin/Alma. Their only conference win was against Clear Lake where they won 50-20.

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Spooner volleyball team victorious over Cumberland

Larry Samson | Staff writer SPOONER — The Spooner Rails started out the week with a huge win over their Heart O’North Conference rivals, Cumberland, on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Spooner started out slow, losing 14-25, but came back in the second game 25-17. With the match tied up, Cumberland won the third game 19-25. Spooner got tough in the final two games and won 25-23 and 15-13 to take the match 3-2. The coaches were very impressed with how their players communicated, worked together, and completed each pass, set and hit. “This was our first time playing all five matches and we were very tired. A few players really stepped up just when we needed them. That is huge in volleyball when you greatly depend on the other players on and off the court,” coach Melissa Smith said after the game. “It was a very proud moment as a coach.”

Meagan Vander Heyden and Danika McCumber led in serves for the match with 50 serves and only six errors combined. Jenna Curtis and Danika McCumber led in hits with 13 kills combined. Spooner hosted Northwestern on Thursday, Sept. 17, losing all three games to Northwestern, 18-25, 8-25 and 16-25. Smith brought up Hannah Kastner from JV to be the setter and was pleased with her performance. “She did a phenomenal job.” Kastner is a freshman who had to step up to help the team. Carson Johannes led in match serves with 11 and no errors. Vander Heyden led in hits with 13 attempts for the match. Spooner will host Barron on Thursday, Sept 24, for a homecoming game. The volleyball program is hosting a chicken dinner before the Friday, Sept. 25, homecoming football game.

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Taylor Boutwell and Monica Plesums go up for the block.

Monica Plesums on the attack as teammate Carson Johannes watches and anticipates. The Rails started the week taking Cumberland 3-2 on Tuesday, Sept. 15, and finished out the week losing to Northwestern on Thursday, Sept. 17.

Taylor Boutwell sets the ball as Meagan Vander Heyden anticiJenna Curtis on the attack. The junior is the team pates and times her attack. leader with kills.

U12 soccer team takes second The Northland Badger Soccer Club U12 team placed second at the Hayward tournament on Saturday, Sept. 12. The team is home based in Spooner with players coming from Spooner, Shell Lake, Northwood and Birchwood schools, along with some home-schooled students. — Photo submitted



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Spooner/Shell Lake soccer game ends in a tie

Larry Samson | Staff writer SPOONER — The Spooner/Shell Lake boys soccer team played one of their best games this season on Monday, Sept. 14. The Rails took on the team from Osceola. The game ended in a 3-3 tie. The Rails led the game until late in the second half when a free kick tied the game. Scoring for Spooner were Ben Bray with two goals and AJ Buckman with one. The Rails had the opportunity to win the game with two minutes left when they had several attempts at the goal, but none of those attempts resulted in a score. Sophomore Rails goalkeeper Mykal Lake then de-

flected the ball as the horn blew to save the game. Jon Hansen and Geof Hagen coach the Rails. Hannah Ford, Sophia Meaux and Mackenzie Paffel are team managers. Spooner traveled to Hayward to play the Hurricanes on Tuesday, Sept. 15, and turned in another good performance but they came up short on a 1-5 loss. The Rails Thursday, Sept. 17, home game with Baldwin/Woodville was postponed because of weather. The Rails will travel to New Richmond on Thursday, Sept. 24, and to Barron on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Cole White shows his disappointment after his kick goes wide. The goal would have given the Rails the lead over Osceola in the Monday, Sept. 14, game. The game ended with a 3-3 tie, the best showing so far for the young team.

Defensive player John Hoellen clears the ball from the front of the goal as the Osceola forward closes in for a goal attempt.

Colton Avery gets a shot off and threads it between five Osceola defenders. The Osceola goalkeeper made the save.

Photos by Larry Samson LEFT: Rails goalkeeper Mykal Lake made this save at the sound of the horn ending the game. The save ended the game in a 3-3 tie as the Rails put together one of their best games of the season.

Cross-country team runs on WITC Rice Lake campus RICE LAKE — It started as a beautiful week as the Shell Lake cross-country team competed in Rice Lake on Tuesday, Sept. 15. There were over 200 people running at one time on the WITC campus, with many larger schools and small schools racing together.  “I love bringing the students because there are so many great athletes and lots of excitement. It is a good practice for the excitement at the end of the season when we compete in conference and sectionals.  We had a large number of students unable to attend or compete due to injury or because we did not pull the fifth- and sixth-graders from their classrooms because of the early start time,” explained Laker coach Katrina Granzin. On Thursday, Sept. 17, Shell Lake was hoping to host a home meet at Butternut Hills Golf Course. However, due to the rain, the ground became too saturated for the athletes to run on and Shell Lake had to cancel.  “It is never fun to cancel a meet as many people put many hour of their time into setting up the course and making sure everything is ready.  Not to mention every athlete

who competes at our meet is able to walk away with an ice cream treat, so it is sad for everyone,” commented Granzin. The Shell Lake cross-country team is now in the full swing of things. They had a meet in Barron on Tuesday, Sept. 22, and will run in Cumberland on Monday, Sept. 28. —with information from Shell Lake athletic department

Results from Rice Lake meet High school girls: Julia Pokorny 24:54.1 Ali Deladi 24:46.4 Katie Cox 32:11.6 Ashlea Meister  27:17.3 Clare Walker DNC Emma Crosby DNC Alyssa Hodgett  34:59.8 Alecia Knoop 30:43.7 Emily Parish 25:03.3

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High school boys: Daniel Parish  21:45.5 Linden Nelson  21:53.3 Nathaniel Swan 24:22.3 Marty Anderson  23:40.6 Phabien Sturtze  DNC Luke Savas 28:32.9 Konstantin Medvedev 24:28.6

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Middle school girls: Brittany Clark Frances Kevan 

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21st Century Community Learning Center Grant helps increase academic achievement during out-of-school time Opportunities exist for community to participate in after-school environment SPOONER — The Spooner Area School District’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant helps Spooner Area School District families stretch beyond school walls. Working together as a caring community, they are increasing student academic achievement while providing engaging out-of-school-time opportunities. Current openings are available during after-school clubs at the elementary and middle schools, first through eighth grade ages, for this school year, beginning Sept. 15. All children living in the Spooner Area School District are welcome to seek open slots, free of charge. Packets with club descriptions and registration forms will be available at elementary, middle, and St. Francis School offices as well as on the school website, spooner. Activities are provided in the areas of academic, artistic and cultural enrichment. Hands-on resources proven to increase student achievement with a spotlight on math, reading, science and technology are available for leaders to draw from. Clubs are open 2.5 hours after the end of each school day, Mondays through Thursdays. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Com-

pleted registration forms should be returned to the district community education office at the high school on CTH A. After-school club time includes recreation, healthy snacks, engaging enrichment and field trip opportunities, service learning projects, homework and targeted skills assistance, and family connection and literacy opportunities. Club sessions run from after school until 5:30 p.m. at Spooner Elementary School and until 5:50 p.m. at the middle school, following the school district calendar. The district meets a variety of student interests with the following offerings: Engineering is Elementary, Graphic arts, SPARK, 4-H Afterschool, Kidzlit and math, projects in the lab, Lego Story Starter, drama, homework help, tutoring and leadership, Boost Up skills, service learning, and much more as other individuals and partners step forward to share their strengths with children and families. Partnering with community members and organizations to provide connecting points and opportunities for family engagement is also important to Spooner Area School District. Some great opportunities for families this school year include: Prairie Fire Theatre, Power Up, Help Your Child Succeed, Science Museum of Minnesota, Family Choices, and reading activities and more. Any other connections to bring great programming to families is welcomed. Please let Karen know of your in-

Spooner Area School District students participate in afterschool activities due in part to the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant. — Photo submited terest in being a club leader, advisory board member or volunteer connecting great activities to the school family. If you have questions on programming, collaboration ideas, and/or volunteer help contact Karen Collins, Spooner Area Community Education at 715635-0243 or And remember: Always register early, limited programming spots fill quickly. — from SASD

River Street Dental is celebrating their new facility Open house Sept. 25 SPOONER — River Street Dental is celebrating the opening of their new facility at 701 North River St. in Spooner with an open house on Friday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by for tours, meet the staff and door prizes. “You have to see this beautiful building and all the details that Dr. Christopher Carroll and his staff have considered for patient care,” stated Katie, a patient at River Street Dental. Carroll has been a member of the Spooner community and practicing at River Street Dental since 2008. Carroll and the team at River Street Dental are excited to provide compassionate, affordable dental care with excellence to patients of all ages in a state-of-the-art facility. For more information, please contact Dr. Christopher Carroll or Carrie at 715-635-8282 or email at — from River Street Dental River Street Dental in Spooner will host an open house on Friday, Sept. 25, to give tours of their new facility. — Photo submitted

Car show earns $1,363 for TimeOut Washburn County Outreach program

Studies show that reading keeps the mind sharp. Give your brain a boost. Subscribe to the newspaper and open your eyes and your mind to a world of infomation. The Shell Lake car show held over Labor Day weekend during Town and Country Days earned $1,363 for the TimeOut Washburn County Outreach program. TimeOut provides support to people in domestic violence and sexual abuse situations. Shown (L to R): Adam Lundberg, Shell Lake car show chairman; Kati Ann Dussl, sexual assault program coordinator; and Brittny Olson ,the domestic violence program coordinator. — Photo by Larry Samson

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We want you to listen; we need you to hear, Not getting a new home is our greatest fear. Two hunting hound dogs is what we use to be, Our biggest thrill was to chase coons up a tree. We’d still like to hunt but we want so much more, A warm place to sleep; a soft bed on the floor. We want squeaky toys and big bones we can chew, But most of all we want to spend time with you. We like to take walks and we’ve learned quite a bit, Not all hounds are smart, this we hate to admit. My name is Trixie, I’m white, black and brown, Betty’s the black and tan, she such a clown. I am so much calmer, some might say I’m shy, But one thing we both are you cannot deny. And that is adorable, see, we were right, Adopting us would be for you, a delight. Dogs for adoption: 4-year-old female tricolored Walker hound; 3-year-old female black and tan hound and a 3-year-old neutered cocker spaniel mix. Cats for adoption: 9-week-old male white/black shorthair tiger; two 4-monthold female black/brown/white shorthair tigers; 10-week-old male orange shorthair; 4-1/2-month-old male orange/white shorthair tiger; 4-year-old neutered 4-paw declawed black shorthair; 1-year-old female black/white shorthair; 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-year-old female shorthair tortie. Also for adoption: Adult male white/brown/ black-spotted rex rabbit.

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Monday, Sept. 28: Cornedbeef hotdish, buttered carrots, chocolate ice cream. Tuesday, Sept. 29: Turkey and cheddar sandwich on bun, hearty vegetable soup, fruit-filled pie. Wednesday, Sept. 30: Hamburger stroganoff over noodles, green beans, fruited gelatin dessert. Thursday, Oct. 1: Tender roast pork, Parmesan and garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, melon wedges.

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Class of 1955 celebrates 60 years SHELLLAKE — Ten of the 18 living 1955 Shell Lake High School class graduates gathered Thursday, Sept. 17, to share memories of their high school days 60 years ago. Mary Lawrence Brueckner, Camarillo, Calif., was recognized as traveling the farthest to attend. Her twin brother, James, was next in distance, coming from Illinois. Festivities for the day included an afternoon social time and minigolf tournament at the Red Barn Campground capped by

an evening dinner at the Lakeview Bar and Grill. Howard Furchtenicht shared some of his unique woodcarving pieces. Brueckner’s husband, Clarence, was the runner-up in the minigolf contest. The championship trophy went to Jack Mitchell with the low score of 28 on 12 holes of tournament play. Mitchell is the husband of Muriel Berglund Mitchell, Spooner, chair for this annual class gathering. — from the Class of 1955

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Members anniversaries equal 217 years Members of the Shell Lake Class of 1955 recently celebrated their 60-year reunion. Shown back row (L to R): Lee Swan, Harry Dahlstrom, Howard Furchtenicht, Buck Washkuhn, Richard Rydberg and James Lawrence. Front: Jean Bixby Furchtenicht, Muriel Berglund Mitchell, Della Holman Stariha and Mary Lawrence Brueckner. — Photo by Dotty Swan

These four couples that attend the Lakeview United Methodist Church have recently celebrated wedding anniversaries totaling 217 years. Couples shown (L to R): Roger and Sue Mroszak, 53; Jim and Marie Andreas, 51; Don and Pat Israel, 64; and Hank and Karen Mangelsen, 49. Two other Lakeview couples that just marked milestone years are Dave and Pam Dunn, 45; and Buzz and Donna LaPorte, 40. — Photo submitted

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Jack Mitchell, Spooner, left, was the champion of the Class of 1955 reunion minigolf tournament held at the Red Barn Campground. Clarence Brueckner, Camarillo, Calif., was the runnerup. — Photo by Lee Swan

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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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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.

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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.;

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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.


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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.

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

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.

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.


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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.

ow does one know kindness unless it has been received? We can model the behavior we want to inculcate. Kind words cost nothing but they must come from a kind heart. Take that to heart this week in church.


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.

(WELS) Hwy. 70 at Hwy. 53, Spooner Pastor Gene E. Jahnke 715-635-7672, Home: 715-354-7787 Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School and Bible class: 10:45 a.m. (Missouri Synod) South of Spooner off Hwy. 63 W7148 Luther Rd. Pastor Brent Berkesch 715-635-8167 Sunday worship 8 a.m. Sunday School/Bible class 9:15 a.m. Praise Worship 10:30 a.m.

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

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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ake Hess, the great gospel singer, was known to say, “Things are going to get better, get worse or stay about the same.” How true. We all seem to face three types of trouble: things that troubled us in the past, things that are troubling us now and things we expect to trouble us in the future. Trouble seems to be a large part of everyone’s life. David had his troubles, too. In fact, his troubles were so severe that he was downcast by what had happened in his past, and when he viewed his future he became discouraged by what he expected to happen to him. When he realized his situation, however, he asked himself two questions: “Why are you downcast, O my soul, why so disturbed within me? The word downcast means to be depressed and the word disturbed means to growl like a bear. When he looked within himself at his depression, he became so troubled that it sounded like a bear was growling inside of him. But suddenly, he decided to look upward and said to his soul, himself, “Put your hope in God, not in yourself.” And when he did he said, “For I will yet praise him, my savior and my God.” His inner feelings expressed themselves in questions of despair and defeat. In this moment of loneliness his faith was tested and tried but not trampled by doubt. Ultimately he triumphed by giving himself some great advice: “Put your hope in God,” he said, “and continue to praise him.” And he did. Faith and doubt often appear as twins. But when doubt was about to triumph, his hope surged within him and he overcame the troubles he faced by the hope he had in God.

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Dewey Country What gorgeous days we have been having in Dewey Country. Yes, the sun shines and the breeze is cool. Just right. Sept. 23 brought the first day of fall. It has felt like fall for a couple of weeks now and I’m wondering if we have winter coming soon. A very happy birthday to Gladys Knoop, to Nina Mangelsen and to Colin Mitchell, all Sept. 24. Have a happy day. A very happy anniversary to Tom and Sunshine Crosby who celebrate 11 years together on Sept. 25. Also a very happy anniversary to Joe and Bonnie Swan enjoying 16 years together on Sept. 25. Many more to these couples. Happy birthday to Ethan Blatterman and to John Darrell Harrington on Sept. 25. Have a fun day. A very happy birthday on Sept. 26 to my granddaughter Reyana Ladd and also to Marilyn Toll. Have a great day. Happy anniversary to Mark and Noel Knoop on Sept. 26 with lots more to come Happy birthday to Ann Stellrecht, Samuel Melton and also to Dixie Andrea, all Sept. 27. A very happy anniversary to Kannen and Amanda Odden on Sept. 27 with many more to come. A very happy anniversary to Roger and Donna Lawrence as they celebrate 57 years together with many more to come. Also a very happy anniversary to Michael and Sonya Murray as they enjoy their special day together with more to come. Sept. 28, a very happy birthday to Caitlin Schaefer, Harry Dahlstrom and Alycia Crosby. Have a wonderful day. Sept. 29, a very happy birthday to my niece, Tricia Feeney, way out in the Rochester area, to Alecia Knoop, Eric Petz and to Amber Taylor. All have a great day! Sept. 30, a very happy anniversary to Adam and Jessica Smith and to Keith and Rose Johnson. Enjoy that special day. Evelyn Melton tells us Allan Melton, Natalie Melton and Vicki Trott were over to her house and the four of them enjoyed playing cards on Sunday. Pattie and Noel Beaufeaux came Saturday to Jim and Sandy Atkinson’s and stayed overnight. This is hunting season and Noel loves hunting so you can guess where he was. Sandy tells us she was told that a big bear wasn’t

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On Saturday, Ryan and Jessie Furchtenicht, Jillian and Jaxon, Corey Furchtenicht, Charlene Gilbertson, Marissa and Ari and Nancy Furchtenicht took in the Northwood Shores Campground year-end picnic. Russel was in Canada fishing with friends. Sunday, Nancy Furchtenicht, Charlene Gilbertson, Marissa and Ari and Jillian Furchtenicht attended Char’s mom’s church, the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Clayton. Sarona Methodist Church rummage sale is planned for Oct. 2 and 3, so jot that down on your calendar. Happy birthday to Nancy Barkdoll, one of my lastyear bowlers, and to Payton Sando, Mary Krantz’s little great, on Sept. 24; Joyce Wade, Gary Roe, Mike Scheffel, Bob Helmer, Kari Campbell and Jody West, Sept. 25; Greg Krantz, Tami Muska-Flach, Bernie Fox and Becky Volger, Sept. 26; Renee Zimmerman, Mary Zehm and Emilee Organ, Sept. 27; Harry Dahlstrom, Wayne Egen, Kelly Green and Charlotte Shover, Sept. 28; and Dick Shover, Sept. 29. And that ends another month already. Anniversary wishes to John and Mary Marschall, Sept. 24; Bev and Mike Gallo, Sept. 25; Paul and Tracey Andrea, Sept. 26; Dave and Ann Pestorious, Matt and Keli Kubista and Larry and Pam Campbell, Sept. 27; Robert and Donna Lawrence and Brady and Suzie Anderson, Sept. 28; Ray and Jan Witte and Pat and Laurie Frey, Sept. 29; and Greg and Cheryl Odden and Gregg and Char Schindeldecker, Sept. 30. Time is really like a river; You can never touch the water twice Because the flow that passes, will never pass again!

by Pauline Lawrence far from their house. I’ll bet no one goes outside at night! I wouldn’t either. Butch and Loretta VanSelus were down twice to see son Harold Stone who is in a nursing home in Eau Claire. However, at this time he isn’t getting better. Loretta says he eats a little. Over Labor Day, Jerry Sexton and Marv Knoop went out to South Dakota prairie dog hunting. They have made a lot of friends in South Dakota so they enjoy their time there. Marv said not many prairie dogs were taken this year. Last week I reported that the Kevin Bests met Jerry and Gretchen Best in Michigan. I boo-booed. They tell me the Kevin Bests met them in Bloomington, Minn. My daughter, Penny Ladd, has had those terrible migraine headaches since she was in second grade. I don’t know how she puts up with them and still teaches. This past year she said she had to go home 1-1/2 days. She says when they get so bad she just has to go home. Well Sept. 4, Penny had a Botox shot in Eau Claire. The doctor told her to keep track of how many headaches she has by Sept. 18, which she did and she had three headaches, which were just headaches Thurs., Sept. 24, 3 - 7 p.m. and not migraines. This last Fri., Sept. 25, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. week Penny didn’t have any 705 W. Cty. Rd. B migraines, which is wonderShell Lake ful. She says it’s great to feel John Deere riding lawn mower; so good. She has to go back antique dresser; kit to make flyto the doctor Dec. 10 for the fishing lures; leather jackets; riding same shots. She said he gave helmet; hand ice augers; tools; her a shot in her head and queen bed; coffee table; welding two in her neck. So far it’s helmet; lots of knickknacks & misc. 635277 6rp working and I for one am so glad. Talking with Ann Johnson she tells us she canned beans and tomatoes and froze sweet corn. She says she still has brussels sprouts to get out of her garden. Fri., Sept. 25 Way to go Ann! 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Jody and Sandy Atkinson, Barron, were to Curt Sat., Sept. 26 and Myrna Atkinson’s on 8 a.m. - Noon Sunday to get the bear Collectibles, books; maple chairs; quilt Myrna quilted. They antique cradle; 28” marble-top table; Foreman grills; pictures; frames; will give the quilt, which handheld GPS; miter saw; hunting is called “Come Hunt With knives; flowerpots; dog crate; household Me” to Sandy’s brother who items & much more. No clothes. recently was married. Jody 311 Pederson Drive and Sandy are planning a Shell Lake vacation in Two Rivers to visit Sandy’s folks and families. Talking with my sister, Dot Gudlin, she says that her grandson, Adam Michalek, and his bride-to-be Beth will be getting marUnited Methodist Church ried Aug. 26, 2016. I believe 312 Elm Street Adam is about 26 now. He Spooner, WI is the son of Paul and Nancy Thurs., Sept. 24 Michalek. 3 - 7 p.m. Those fires in California Fri., Sept. 25 haven’t slowed down. It’s 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. burnt over 1,000 homes so $1 Bag Sale Begins At Noon On Friday far. They’ve got to be terLunch Will Be Served rible for the people losing We Have Featured their homes and having “Boutique” Room Of Finer nothing left. Clothing And Other items The Packers played Sun-





fun folks. There were around 40 at the Spooner High School Class of 1950 65th reunion at Tracks on Saturday. We had 101 graduates of which 44 are deceased, leaving 57, with 21 classmates attending. Coming from a distance were Jerry and Betty Tidler Ness, Georgetown, Texas; Zola Faye Johnson Sumers and son from Port Huron, Mich.; Shirley Atchinson Pohlams, Ripon; Phyllis Kenowski Smith, Twin Cities; and Dale Larson and friend from Inver Grove Heights, Minn. Letters were read and passed around from Jerry Hines, Alaska, Tom Pies, Montana, Arnie Rich, California, and Darlene Ewalt. Thanks to Mitzie Paulson and Cecil and Shirley Scribner for doing the planning. It was very nice. A group picture would have been nice. Mary Krantz’s daughters, Vicki and Brenda brought her, and Bobbie Bailey and I went together. Heard that Tom and Linda Tabor’s daughter Michelle Schulers, Lake Country, Calif., had to leave her home due to the wildfires there. Didn’t hear how things turned out. We are lucky in these parts that we don’t have to worry about that. Saturday, Marilyn and Renee Zimmerman attended the thank-you open house at Dorie Magnus’ home. She was able to move in a couple of weeks ago and just wanted people to see and thank them for all the help they have given her. She lost her home to a fire the first week in March and her new home was just completed a few weeks ago. Family and friends enjoyed seeing her beautiful home. Also on Sunday they attended another open house, this one for their niece Megan, and her fiance, Clint. Family enjoyed seeing their home, which is near Haugen.


The hummers must have left, I haven’t seen any for several days. There were two beautiful white swans on my pond one day. The sumacs are turning a little red hue and soybean fields turned to golden and are ready to be harvested in our area. The Wohlks are here chopping the corn silage at our farm and so far we haven’t had a frost and it’s September. Amazing, huh? Some of Mavis Schlapper’s family visited her. Granddaughter Shannon Kline and fiance Dustin from Iowa came up on Thursday. Dustin was in a bicycle race from Hayward to Cable. Mavis’ daughter, Ann, and husband Dave Pestorious, Emmons, Minn., granddaughter Lea and husband Nate, Elk Mound, and Wayne Schlapper, Stevens Point, motorcycled up, staying in Hayward, and took in the bike race. Daughter Pam and Allan Cernocky, Elk Mound, were at her mom’s Saturday. All went to Pam’s for noon dinner on Sunday. Congrats to Gene and Darlene Johnechek who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children on Saturday. Sympathy to the family of Carrol Hennekins, 84, Sarona. Her funeral was held at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Sarona on Saturday with Father Ed Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Holy Trinity Cemetery in Haugen. She and her husband, Loren, were a fun and happy couple to be with. They lived out near Butternut Hills Golf Course. She will be dearly missed by her host of friends. Was saddened to hear of the passing of Bernice Phinn, 90, Lipsie Pines. She and her late husband, Harvey, were horseshoe pitchers. Johnnie and I got to know them well when we were on horseshoe leagues. A memorial service is planned for October. Sympathy is extended. They were


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day night. Talking with my niece, Janie Lauterbach, she tells us she had her three tomcats fixed at the vets and all shots given. She says her cats are doing wonderful. It’s homecoming week at Spooner. Ryan Lauterbach is playing football so he’s excited. Janie tells us Saturday night, Rick and she and the children picked up her mom and dad, Marie and Warren Quam, and Rick’s mom, Eleanor Lauterbach, and took them to the Chippewa Inn, which serves German food. Janie said the food was excellent. Susie Pederson had her knee replaced about three weeks ago and is doing well. Stephanie Cowell and her husband, Cory, are having their baby boy, Colton, baptized Oct. 18 at a Chippewa Falls Lutheran church. Cory’s mom takes care of Colton. Saturday, Noah and Buddy and Uncle Gene took the boys duck hunting, which the boys enjoyed. Stephanie Cowell is teaching in Bloomer. Wednesday, Sept. 23, it’s fall! Scatter sunshine! Have a great week! REQUEST FOR BIDS

The Town of Dewey, Burnett County, Wisconsin, is requesting bids for roadside mowing with a 60-inch minimum pass. Send bids to 2930 Bashaw Road, Shell Lake, WI 54871. Bid deadline is October 5, 2015, at noon. Town of Dewey reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids. 635262 6r Submitted by: Pam Brown, Clerk, Town of Dewey


The Shell Lake Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on the 5th day of Oct., 2015, at 5 p.m. at the Shell Lake City Hall, 501 First St. Shell Lake, Wis., on proposed revisions to City ordinances pertaining to zoning and land divisions (Titles 13 and 14 of the City of Shell Lake Code of Ordinances.) Following the close of the public hearing, the Plan Commission will make an advisory recommendation to the Common Council regarding the proposed zoning and land division ordinances text amendments. Andrew C. Eiche, City Administrator 635150 6-7r WNAXLP



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.


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


Stone Lake

by Mary Nilssen



Kaefer Dental is hiring for a Dental Hygienist 2 days a week: Wednesdays & Fridays. Seeking qualified candidate who is motivated, enthusiastic and energetic with a positive personality while providing quality dental care for our patients.

Please submit your resume to:

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The Board of Directors of the TimeOut Family Abuse Shelter, Inc., hereby gives notice of the 2015 TimeOut Annual Meeting which will take place on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Church in Ladysmith, WI.

(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

be entered in the contest. Judging will begin at 11 a.m. and prizes will be awarded right after the contest ends. The parade will be on Main Street and Hwy. 70 and will begin at 2 p.m., with the Krate Derby immediately following the parade on Main Street. For folks out there who may have attended Boylan School, a very interesting and detailed book has been written by Chris Jonjak Stamper and Hazel Jonjak, titled “Boylan School Memories.” It includes many pictures of both teachers and students over the years, with almost every photo in the book carrying the identification of everyone in the photo. Even folks who did not attend Boylan School will find this book interesting. Just four copies are at the Stone Lake Museum right now. You are welcome to come in and look at one before you decide to purchase. We think you will like what you see. Remember, the museum closes for the season at the end of the day on Oct. 3. Don’t forget about the Picnic In The Wetland Park event being held this Sunday, Sept. 27, from 1-3 p.m. Come on out and enjoy some refreshments and visit with your neighbors in this beautiful woodland setting. Did you know that we are the only recognized wetland park in the state of Wisconsin? Get acquainted with and be proud of your beautiful park!

Attention Office Manager at Kaefer Dental P.O. Box 4 Webster, WI 54893 635270 6r,L 48a,b,d

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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 • The ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Well-qualified candidates will have: • A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field • Six years’ road construction/maintenance supervisory experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities • Starting salary range for this position is $69,388 - $77,147 D.O.Q. plus excellent benefits For an application, contact the Washburn County Personnel Department at P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871, Ph.: 715-468-4624, Fax: 715-468-4628, email:, or by downloading an application from our County website at Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 9, 2015. EOE 634777 5-7r



Washburn County is seeking applicants for the position of Help Desk Specialist/Administrative Assistant II. This position performs a variety of functions including assisting users with the Windows and MS Office Suite products, setup, documentation and operation of PCs and mobile devices. Administrative functions include record keeping, purchasing, inventory control and other related tasks. Training Required: Completion of a standard high school course or equivalency; Associate Degree in computer science, secretarial science, administrative assistant 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 required. 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: 715-468-4624, Fax: 715-468-4628. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., Friday October 2, 2015. EOE. 635213 6r

Free computer and tablet assistance will be available from 10 a.m. to noon every Monday at the Stone Lake Senior Center. Feel free to attend as often as you like. The Sand Lake Dump fees have increased. Also, beginning in October, the dump will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday only. Have a safe week and enjoy this wonderful fall weather. Mary Nilssen can be reached at 715-865-4008 or

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PACKAGING, CASHIERS & MAINTENANCE Louie’s Finer Meats has openings in their Packaging, Cashier and Maintenance Depts. Candidate must be able to demonstrate an aptitude for customer service, product quality, expense reduction, sanitation and must be able to work weekends. A well-groomed appearance will be expected. Some lifting required. Competitive wages and benefit package available to full-time personnel. Please send resume and full- or part-time availability to:

Louie’s Finer Meats P.O. Box 134 Cumberland, WI 54829

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When the fall colors start turning this time of year, one can only think that the fun is about to begin, with the Cranberry Festival right around the corner! The Cranberry Festival will start out on Thursday, Oct. 1, with the Cranberry Fall Harvest Dinner at the Stone Lake Lions Hall. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a royalty coronation for the senior king and queen, junior king and queen, woman of the year and man of the year. Tickets can be purchased at The Last Frontier and the Schoolhouse Wine Shop. On Saturday, Oct. 3, there will be a cranberry pancake breakfast at the Stone Lake Fire Hall from 7-11 a.m. and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. there will be vendors with arts, crafts, and lots of good things to eat and drink throughout the town. The marsh tours will gather under the water tower from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. First Lutheran Church of Stone Lake will sponsor its annual pie-and-ice-cream social, baked goods and handmade quilt sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, in conjunction with the Cranberry Festival. The baked goods and quilts will be on display and for sale in the church sanctuary, with serving in the basement fellowship hall. Each quilt is unique and there are various sizes to choose from. Proceeds will go to area organizations. Don’t forget the baking contest for the Stone Lake Cranberry Festival will be held at the Stone Lake Fire Hall on Saturday. Entries must be dropped off between 10 and 11 a.m. and must be registered at the fire hall to

I, Lolita Olson, Washburn County Clerk, do hereby certify that the following is a true and correct summarized version of the monthly meeting of the Washburn County Board of Supervisors held on September 15, 2015. Complete copies of record of all resolutions, ordinances and attachments from this meeting are on file in the Washburn County Clerk’s Office, 10 4th Ave., Shell Lake, WI 54871, 715-4684600. Minutes are available after approval online at Further, all ordinances shall be effective upon adoption. Publication of ordinances shall occur in accordance with Section 59.14 of the Wis. Statutes. All Washburn County Code provisions are available at the office of the Washburn County Clerk or online at Pursuant to Sect. 65.90 (5) (a) Wis. Stats. Notice is hereby given that some of these resolutions may contain amendments to the 2014 County Budget. NOTE: These minutes as published herein are subject to corrections, deletions or additions upon approval at the next County Board meeting. Dated this 18th day of September, 2015. Lolita Olson Washburn County Clerk

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Call Meeting to Order at 6:00 p.m. by Chair Sather. Moment of Silent Meditation and Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Supvr. Mackie. Notice of Meeting was read by County Clerk Olson. Roll Call was done by County Clerk Olson. Present: 20, Absent/Excused: 1 - Halverson. Youth: 2. Approval of Agenda on motion by Mackie, seconded by Wilson. MC. Approval of August 18, 2015, County Board Proceedings on motion by Mackie, seconded by Masterjohn. MC. Concerned Citizens - Jim LeDuc, Washburn County HHS Director, spoke in support of the HR Department and asked board to vote no. Tom Frost - spoke in regard to Trego Lake District; DNR has approved the request; funding and sources thereof were discussed and Mr. Frost asked that the county proceed with the amount previously committed to this project. 8. Welcome of New Youth Representatives - Chair Sather welcomed youth; McLain Hutton is a freshman at Shell Lake; Nathaniel Wingler is a senior at Shell Lake. Youth were asked to let the chair know of a committee they would like to be assigned to. 9. Presentation of Veterans Service Office Annual Report - Lisa Powers, Washburn CVSO - introduced staff members Kerri Adams, Bruce Davenport, Ellory Medor and Vinny Rightman. Presentation was given and a copy is on file. 10. “Generations” Presentation - Beverly Stencel, UW Extension Community Development Educator. Presentation included different styles of the various generations: Silent, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millenials. Supvr. Mackie thanked Ms. Stencel for the presentation. 11. Consent Agenda Resolutions - Motion to approve by Bobin, seconded by Fiedler. MC on voice vote. A. Rezone Petitions and Amendatory Ordinance 12. Other Resolutions and Ordinances A. Resolution to Increase the 2015 Emergency Management Dept. for Hazardous Materials Training - Award for 2015 - Motion to approve by Mackie, seconded by Wilson. MC on voice vote. B. Revision to Hiring Process Policy B-4 - items #6 and #7 changing pool from 9 to 12 months - Motion to approve by Waggoner, seconded by Fiedler. MC on voice vote. C. Resolution to Implement Changes in Administration Office - Motion read by Clerk Olson. Motion to approve by Chair Sather, seconded by Bobin. Corp. Counsel reviewed effect on Resolution 67-15 since we now have fiscal impact. Executive committee’s determination was that it could not be done budget neutral this year; possibly effective Jan. 1, as part of budget process. Comments were made regarding the high cost, whether changes were justified and whether things would be better, job descriptions. Mindy Dale spoke to the costs listed in 7a on the resolution; recruitment, transition and legal costs were reviewed. Ms. Dale also spoke to the chair’s previous question regarding impact on #67-15 concerning cost neutrality and stated that it would have been a simple majority if cost neutral, adding “hard to say it’s void” but it can’t be implemented as it was whereas the new one can be implemented if passed. Reviewed how job descriptions and wages were determined. Reviewed typical costs/budget dollars for advertising vs. recruitment costs for this situation. Discussed possible additional costs for a buyout, anticipated higher transition costs related to the hiring time line and whether old job descriptions could be used. Ms. Dale spoke to the restructured compensation system and updated job descriptions we now have; reviewed Carlson Dettman’s recommendation of periodical review of such a plan as well as a recommendation that the position of admin coordinator/HR, or similar top position, be taken off the wage schedule entirely to facilitate recruitment and help eliminate appearance of bias in performance of duties. Roll Call Vote: Yes (13), No (7) Waggoner, Mackie, Trembath, Wilson, Dohm, Sather and Leckel Jr., Youth: Yes (1), No (1) Wingler. Motion fails due to lack of 2/3 vote. Chair Sather commented that we cannot “just do nothing” because of Resolution 67-15; questioned direction. Vote required 2/3 of entire membership, not just those present. Supvr. Mackie commented that his understanding is that we move on to where we currently are in the structure on administration and that there is no change. Chair Sather spoke in regard to recruitment efforts and possibly coming back through the budget process in 2016. Finance will meet on this at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. Chair explained the 2/3 vote to those attending and added that the majority of the board had previously voted to move in the direction stated in Resolution 67-15. 13. Committee Reports - motion to suspend by Wilson, seconded by Ricci. MC. 14. Chair Appointments - none at this time. 15. Chair Comments - Jon Johnson has tendered his resignation with Washburn County. 16. Possible Future Agenda Items - Resolution 67-15; public hearing/maps for October meeting. 17. Citizen Comments - Supvr. Fiedler - WCFA is meeting at Heartwood on the 25th, contact Mike Peterson for accommodations. Supvr. Bobin - zoning is asking state legislation to reinstate shoreland zoning. Supvr. Mackie - everyone is welcome to attend Budget Week activities last week in September. Eric Nilson, Sawyer Co. Ambulance Administrator, commented on ambulance and fire service provided to several townships in Washburn County and asked about funding; it is the township’s responsibility to maintain ambulance and fire service. 18. Audit Per Diems on motion by Mackie, seconded by Wilson. MC. 19. Adjourn at 7:23 p.m. on motion by Masterjohn, seconded by Quinn. MC. Submitted this 17th day of September, 2015. 635278 6r WNAXLP Lolita Olson, Washburn County Clerk


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Jesse R. Stapp, Elko New Market, Minn., and Jessica E. Godfrey, Elko New Market, Minn. Dale M. Merrell, Spooner, and Nicole M. LaBair, Spooner. Travis G. Ryan, Trego, and Taree E. Campbell, Trego.

Robert E. Huning, Los Angeles, Calif., and Susan E. Johnson, Los Angeles, Calif. Isaiah S. Kidd, Sarona, and Jessica S. Flug, Sarona. Dustin L. Behlke, St. Paul, Minn., and Sarah J. Hrudka, St.

Paul, Minn. Charles A. Tuffs, Shell Lake, and Tracy L. McMullin, Shell Lake. Aaron H. Graves, Livonia, Minn., and Kimberly J. Hotchkiss, Rogers, Minn. Richard L. Taylor, Shell Lake,

and Laura F. Kurella, Shell Lake. Joshua C. Kraft, Hayward, and Samantha R. Harrison, Hayward.

(Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-15 Plaintiff vs.

Road; thence S 88 Degrees 42’ 00” E 261.16’ to a monument; thence N 82 D; 46’ 09” E 101.13’ to a monument; thence S 88 Degrees 42’ 00” E 1,700.00’ to a monument; thence S 82 Degrees 49’ 1” E 151.38’ to a monument; thence S 88 Degrees 8’ 15” E 372.71’ to a monument on the Section Line between Section 22 and 23, Township 42 North, Range 12 West; thence S 1 Degree 32’ 57” W 5,732’ along the East Line of Section 27, Township 42 North, Range 12 West, thence N 88 Degrees 27’ 3” W 33.00’ to a monument on the West R/W Line of Newton Road; thence N 88 Degrees 8’ 15” W 340.41’ to a monument; thence S 85 Degrees 45’ 39” W 150.11’ to a monument; thence N 88 Degrees 42’ 00” W 1,300.00’ to a monument; thence N 80 Degrees 10’ 9” W 101.12’ to a monument; thence N 88 Degrees 42’ 00” W 881.57’ to a monument on the East R/W Line of Brooklyn Road; thence N 88 Degrees 30’ 16” W 33.00’ to Centerline of said Brooklyn Road; thence N 1 Degree 29’ 44” E 58.44’ to the South 1/4 of Section 22, Township 42 North, Range 12 West, said Point also being the Point of beginning. AND All existing, future or potential common law or statutory easements or rights of access between the right of way of the highway, currently designated as STH77 and all of the abutting real property of the owner(s) wheterh aquired real estate abuts on the said highway; that land of the owner in the SW 1/4 - SE 1/4 of Section 22, T. 42 N. R. 12 W., lying North of the above-described lands. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N12910 Brooklyn Road, Minong, WI 54859. TAX KEY NO.: 65-030-2-42-1222-4 03-000-002000. Dated this 18th day of September, 2015. Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Scott D. Nabke J. Peterman Legal Group Ltd. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. J. Peterman Legal Group Ltd. is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 635272 WNAXLP

(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

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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Notice is hereby given to qualified electors of the School District of Shell Lake that the budget hearing will be held in the library of the 3-12 building, 271 Highway 63, Shell Lake, on the 28th day of September, 2015, at 7 p.m. The summary of the proposed budget is printed below. Detailed copies of the budget are available for inspection in the District Office at 271 Highway 63, Shell Lake, Wis. Dated this 17th day of September, 2015. Linda Nielsen, District Clerk


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

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GENERAL FUND Beginning Fund Balance 3,108,009.28 3,277,918.83 2,849,538,27 Ending Fund Balance 3,277,918.83 2,849,538.27 2,699,538.27 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES Transfers-In (Source 100) 0.00 0.00 0.00 Local Sources (Source 200) 3,821,303.49 3,312,905.25 3,411,435.00 Interdistrict Payments (Source 300 + 400) 453,014.04 562,644.89 549,000.00 Intermediate Sources (Source 500) 0.00 0.00 0.00 State Sources (Source 600) 3,383,923.73 3,730,246.94 3,708,947.00 Federal Sources (Source 700) 272,505.46 289,900.75 342,393.00 All Other Sources (Source 800 + 900) 20,336.68 11,782.53 9,300.00 TOTAL REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 7,951,083.40 7,907,480.36 8,021,075.00 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES Instruction (Function 100 000) 3,508,716.03 3,838,393.69 3,915,644.00 Support Services (Function 200 000) 3,281,209.36 3,457,550.12 3,095,808.00 Nonprogram Transactions (Function 400 000) 991,248.46 1,039,917.11 1,159,623.00 TOTAL EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 7,781,173.85 8,335,860.92 8,171,075.00 SPECIAL PROJECTS FUND Beginning Fund Balance 9,702.65 9,735.79 9,775.48 Ending Fund Balance 9,735.79 9,775.48 9,775.48 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 1,171,436.68 1,197,594.52 1,192,381.00 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 1,171,403.54 1,197,554.83 1,192,381.00 DEBT SERVICE FUND Beginning Fund Balance 0.00 0.00 0.00 Ending Fund Balance 0.00 0.00 0.00 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 0.00 0.00 0.00 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 0.00 0.00 0.00 CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND Beginning Fund Balance 240,615.43 24,525.52 54,651.21 Ending Fund Balance 24,525.52 54,651.21 236,651.21 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 30,595.33 30,125.69 182,000.00 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 246,685.24 0.00 0.00 FOOD SERVICE FUND Beginning Fund Balance 78,778.46 26,212.59 43,295.30 Ending Fund Balance 26,212.59 43,295.30 43,295.30 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 361,486.89 413,434.47 389,665.00 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 414,052.76 396,351.76 389,665.00 COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND Beginning Fund Balance (38,462.63) (32,798.92) (6,913.17) Ending Fund Balance (32,798.92) (6,913.17) 36.83 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 155,058.23 113,254.16 108,500.00 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 149,395.02 87,368.41 101,767.00 PACKAGE & COOPERATIVE PROGRAM FUND Beginning Fund Balance 0.00 0.00 0.00 Ending Fund Balance 0.00 0.00 0.00 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 0.00 0.00 0.00 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 0.00 0.00 0.00 TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND OTHER FINANCING USES ALL FUNDS GROSS TOTAL EXPENDITURES ALL FUNDS 9,762,710.41 10,017,135.92 9,854,888.00 Interfund Transfers (Source 100) All Funds 710,465.52 0.00 0.00 Refinancing Expenditures (FUND 30) 0.00 0.00 0.00 NET TOTAL EXPENDITURES ALL FUNDS 9,052,244.89 10,017,135.92 9,854,888.00 PERCENTAGE INCREASE NET TOTAL FUND EXPENDITURES FROM PRIOR YEAR 10.66% -1.62% 634912 6r PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX LEVY General Fund 3,743,914.00 3,244,023.00 3,360,685.00 Referendum Debt Service Fund 0.00 0.00 0.00 Nonreferendum Debt Service Fund 0.00 0.00 0.00 Capital Expansion Fund 30,000.00 30,000.00 30,000.00 Community Service Fund 86,000.00 86,000.00 86,000.00 TOTAL SCHOOL LEVY 3,859,914.00 3,360,023.00 3,476,685.00 PERCENTAGE INCREASE TOTAL LEVY FROM PRIOR YEAR -12.95% 3.47%




Barron County 4-H dairy judging team excels at national contest Shell Lake’s Knoop and Crosby part of team HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Barron County 4-H Senior Dairy Judging State Team, representing Wisconsin, justified their nationally ranked status at the 47thannual Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest in Harrisburg, Pa., on Monday, Sept. 14. The team consisting of Tyler Crosby, Bryan Knoop, David Pintens and Collin Wille had an outstanding day placing 10 classes of cows and heifers along with speaking on four sets of oral reasons on cow classes. The team placed second in the contest and won the oralreasons portion of the contest. The 13 4-H teams competing were from Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. In the Ayrshire breed, the Barron team finished fourth with Wille placing as 10th high individual in that breed. Following close behind were Crosby, Pintens and Knoop. In the Brown Swiss breed, the Barron team also finished fourth, with Wille as sixth high individual followed by Pintens, Crosby and Knoop.

In the Guernsey breed, the Barron team finished in sixth place, one point out of fifth place, with Wille as the seventh high individual followed by Crosby, Pintens and Knoop. In the Holstein breed, the Barron team finished first as a team, with Pintens as high individual, Wille in third place, and Crosby in seventh place. Knoop also had a fine showing, placing just outside the top 10. In the Jersey breed, the Barron team finished in third place, with Wille finishing as eighth high individual followed closely Crosby, Knoop and Pintens. Overall, judging five different dairy breeds, the talented group placed in the top five in four of the five breed categories. In the final rankings, Wille finished as second high individual in the contest scoring 654 points out a possible 700. Pintens finished in ninth place with 632 points, followed by Crosby in 11th place with 630 points and Knoop finished in 31st place with 597 points. In the oral-reasons portion of the contest, Wille finished fifth overall, scoring 177 points out of a possible 200 points. Pintens followed in sixth place, scoring 176 points. Crosby finished in 14th place, scoring 169 points. Knoop finished in 27th place, scoring 163 points.

The Barron County 4-H Senior Dairy Judging State Team took part in the Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest in Harrisburg, Pa. Shown (L to R): Steve Fronk, coach; David Pintens, Bryan Knoop, Tyler Crosby and Collin Wille. — Photo submitted In summary, the Barron County team, representing Wisconsin in this national 4-H dairy judging competition, had an outstanding day, finishing second as a team, behind New York, and an outstanding first-place finish in the oral-reasons competition.

The Barron County 4-H Dairy Judging Program is coached by Steve Fronk of Rice Lake and formerly from Hillsboro. He is a University of Wisconsin - Madison dairy science/ag journalism graduate and a former member of the UW Dairy Judging Team. — submitted

Northern Lights Marching Classic held in Cumberland

The Shell Lake marching band demonstrated their marching skills at the Northern Lights Marching Classic hosted by Cumberland High School on Saturday, Sept. 19. Schools from southern Wisconsin and from the Twin Cities area competed for awards and trophies. Spooner, Shell Lake, Hudson and St. Croix Falls performed in the festival in a noncompetitive class. The Shell Lake band is directed by Ben Kunselman and led by drum major Dominic Hopke. The Shell Lake marching band has eight girls in the flag squad. – Photos by Larry Samson

Shell Lake drum major Dominic Hopke and flag squad captain Emily McCarthy accept the participation award for the band.

The Spooner marching band, under the direction of Mark Aderman, is being led by drum majorette Hannah Davis. This is the second year that Spooner has participated in the classic.

Shell Lake school menu Breakfast 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/ The percussion section of the Spooner marching fruit and milk offered daily. Every day band. Spooner drum majorette Hannah Davis breakfast is free to all students. salutes at the awards ceremony.

Lunch 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.


Support, in all forms, championed during Walk To End Alzheimer’s in Spooner

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s event on Saturday, Sept. 19, enjoyed a warm, sunny day. All members of the community from seniors, children, and even man’s best friend participated in the event that brings awareness and funding to Alzheimer’s research.

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The Williamson family of Shell Lake is ready to start the walk, especially brothers Owen and Oliver. Shown (L to R) Amanda, Nora, Patrick, Owen and Oliver. The family walked with the Glenview team during the annual Alzheimer’s Association Walk To End Alzheimer’s event.

This year’s Walk To End Alzheimer’s event had a record 22 teams. Shown is Team PeeWee that walked for Dolores Huntowski, a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Back row (L to R): Lee Coons, Eileen Coons, Stefanie Naessen, Breck Eytcheson, Allison Lawrence, Ashley Eytcheson, Joe Huntowski, Tom Huntowski, Brian Huntowski and Jake Naessen. Front: Brock Naessen and Grace Naessen. Kneeling: Olivia Huntowski and Jeff Lawrence.

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Teams walked from Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner to the intersection of Hwy. 70 and Hwy. 63, then returned to the church. The event is organized through the Alzheimer’s Association whose goals are to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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Darby Simpson, of the Barron, Rusk and Washburn County Aging and Disability Resource Center, explains to Walk To End Alzheimer’s teams on Saturday, Sept. 19, that a memory cafe is a place where people with memory concerns can come with their caregivers to gather and socialize. In Washburn County a memory cafe meets the second Tuesday  of every month from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Nick’s Family Restaurant in Spooner. Jene Morey who welcomed walkers to the event looks on.

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