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Sept. 30, 2015

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 Vol. 127, No. 7 • Shell Lake, Wis.

We e ke nd w atch • The Passion Connection @ Shell Lake • Church rummage sale @ Sarona See calendar on page 6 for details


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Spooner celebrates their homecoming Page 13 A total lunar eclipse fell on a harvest moon Sunday, Sept. 27. This happened 33 years ago and won’t happen for another 33 year so mark your calendars for September of 2048. — Photo by Larry Samson

Teacher orchestrates second life for pipe organ

Tribe to receive portion of $12.4 million restoration funding

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HAYWARD – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $12.4 million to 18 tribal communities in 13 states which will be used to remove and prevent dangerous mold in more than 1,000 homes owned or operated by tribes, tribally designated housing entities or tribal organizations. “Every family in America deserves a safe and healthy place to call home,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “These mold remediation grants demonstrate HUD’s commitment to partnering with Native American communities to improve tribal housing and create healthy communities where families can thrive.” The funds will address moisture issues by

allowing the tribes to purchase construction materials and techniques known to resist mold, and ensuring that staff or contractors use safe practices for identifying and remediating mold.   They will also educate residents on ways to prevent mold from reoccurring in the future. Priority will be given to units with the most evidence of mold. One tribe in Wisconsin will receive $800,000 of these funds, the  Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa located near Hayward. There are a total of 11 tribes in Wisconsin. Last year, nationwide, nine tribes received grants to remove unhealthy levels of mold.— Danielle Danford with submitted information

Four arrested on drug charges

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BURNETT COUNTY - A search of a residence in the Sand Lake Community of the St. Croix Chippewa Indians resulted in four arrests on numerous drug charges. “This is the second search warrant we have executed over the past month and another good amount of methamphetamine was recovered,” stated Frank Taylor, St. Croix Tribal Chief of Police. On Monday, Sept. 14, the St. Croix Tribal Police Department, along with officers from the Siren and Webster police departments, executed a search warrant at a residence located on St. Croix Street in the Sand Lake Community. Several people were present in the residence at the time of the search and four people were arrested. Those arrested were Shannon Bellanger, arrested on intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia; Buck Zehner, arrested on possession of methamphet-

amine, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation; Janeen Mosay, arrested on possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia; and Allan Mosay, arrested on possession of drug paraphernalia. “I can tell you that the community is tired of the drug problem not only here but around this county. This is not just a tribal issue. This is a countywide problem and by working together and sharing information, we will see a difference,” said Taylor. A search warrant executed earlier in the month at a residence on Gaslyn Lake on tribal land resulted in the seizure of close to 10 grams of methamphetamine. “This is just the tip of this investigation.  We will be doing more follow-up and don’t be surprised if you see the tribal PD executing more warrants,” said Taylor. - with information from St. Croix Tribal Police Dept.

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Shell Lake fifth-graders visit Hunt Hill

Josh Tijerina hides from the eagles in a game of predator/prey. Tijerina had to learn how to gather food while eluding a hawk. The students were learning about the predator/prey relationship that is played out every day in nature.

Photos by Larry Samson

These students were conducting a test to determine the quality of the lake. They discovered that Upper Twin Lake is a pristine lake. Shown (L to R): Violet Nasman, Michaela Hayes, Brianna Fedie and Colton Smith.

The Shell Lake fifth-graders spent Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Hunt Hill learning about biology and nature. At the end of the afternoon, the students, one at a time, told everyone in their class what they learned on their field trip.

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Spooner School District exceeded revenue limit in 2014-15 Danielle Danford | Staff writer SPOONER - A look into Department of Public Instruction documents led to the finding that the Spooner Area School District exceeded the district’s revenue limit in the 2014-15 school year, by $146,525. According to the DPI, revenue limits were first implemented in the 1993-94 school year following the adoption of Wisconsin Act 16. A district’s revenue limit is the limitation imposed by state law on the revenues that public school districts in Wisconsin can raise from local

property taxes and state general aid. The revenue limit is based upon enrollment changes and each district’s prior year controlled revenue. Not all of a school district’s revenues are limited by state law and it is not a limitation on school district total expenditures. For the 2014-15 school year the Spooner School District’s revenue limit was set at $12,624,569. “It was due to a pupil count error. There was a miscalculation of overcounting the pupil – the student count – and that’s

where the error came from,” said Diana Maas, Spooner Area School District communications director. The general aid school districts receive from the state is generally derived from prior-year cost and prior-year pupil data. If there was a miscount of the number of students, over in this case, the district would have been allotted an excess of aid from the state. Maas wasn’t aware if the school district notified district residents of the situation because the district realized the error in

November of 2014 and contacted DPI, but she wasn’t working for the district then. The Register was referred to Shannon Grindell, the district business manager, about other questions regarding the revenue error. A scheduled conference call to discuss those questions was not met by the district. A follow-up email and a voice mail to the district have yet to be returned to the Register. Looking back, the district also exceeded the revenue limit in 2010 by $6,505.

Ruby’s Pantry five-year anniversary marks changes in new service SPOONER — On Aug. 8 Washburn County Food Distribution celebrated the five-year anniversary of hosting Ruby’s Pantry. An average of over 200 patrons participated in the 60 events held on the second Saturday of each month. Cumulatively, nearly 2 million pounds have been distributed throughout Washburn County during those five years. Some of the more memorable items distributed included 5-gallon pails of hardboiled eggs, 40-pound boxes of chicken and whole frozen salmon. Not included in that number is the semi load of 58,000 pounds of potatoes that were distributed free of cost at the Washburn County Fairgrounds. The Washburn County team, along with Connections, the Lions, and other groups, put together a drive-through process that sent the empty semi back to North Branch in 2-1/2 hours after opening the trailer doors. In an effort to improve the hosting and

distribution process, several changes will be made. There appears to be a reluctance by some to use Ruby’s Pantry because waiting in lines cuts into their valuable Saturday. Beginning with the Oct. 10 event, two significant changes will be made to speed up the process: • They are establishing the distribution start time, when they will start moving people through the line, to be 9:30 a.m. They will make every attempt to meet this time. • Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m., thereby reducing the waiting time. Patrons should consider that they will not come into the building until that time and plan their arrival time accordingly. The purpose is to reduce both outside-theevent waiting and time between registration and getting their food. Note: Those volunteering should still report at 7:30 a.m. as usual, allowing enough time to get the food ready to go.

• In addition to making the on-site registration and purchasing process more efficient with less wait time, you now can preregister and buy your share online. The online system allows you to purchase ahead using your Visa or MasterCard. There is a $1 per share credit-card fee imposed, on the Ruby’s site: rubyspantry. org; select Spooner prebuy. Prebuy is only available the week of the event. For the Oct. 10 event, you can prebuy from Monday, Oct. 5, through Friday, Oct. 9, closing at 5 p.m. An added benefit for prebuying is that you select the time slot in which you want to get your share and after verification and signing in, this allows you to come closer to your assigned time, reducing your waiting time. You can now have better control of your Saturday. “Conducting these distributions is a blast!” stated a volunteer with Ruby’s Pantry. Chuck Adams is the master of

ceremonies and roving ambassador during the event while a talented core team and volunteers prepare the shipment for distribution. While the pounds of food distributed as mentioned earlier are impressive, what is even more impressive is what happens in the community as a result of those distributions. Ten percent of all donations remain in Washburn County for use within the county. This is why the entire community should support this cause by purchasing a share for someone else if not for themselves. Each share purchased resonates throughout the county in so many ways. In the past four-plus years, the organization has provided donations in excess of $30,783 to organization causes and people of need. They have worked in conjunction with other groups/agencies leveraging each agency’s money to reach out to more people. — from Ruby’s Pantry

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Alzheimer’s Association announces October Family Education Programs Family programs are open to all at no charge

act with the person with the disease. Hear from professionals and caregivers about resources, monitoring care and providing a meaningful connection. Thursday, Oct.   RICE LAKE — The Alzheimer’s As- 29, 6-8 p.m., Rice Lake Convalescent Censociation announces several education ter, 1016 Lakeshore Dr., Rice Lake The Basics:  Memory Loss, Dementia programs for those who have questions about Alzheimer’s disease or related and Alzheimer’s Disease: This program dementias. There is no charge to attend.  explores the difference between normal These workshops are open to families and age-related memory changes and more caregivers and presented by Alzheimer’s serious memory problems that may reAssociation staff and trained representa- quire medical attention. Wednesday, Oct. tives. Registration is not required.   These 14, 4-6 p.m., Cumberland Healthcare, programs are made possible, in part, by 1110 7th Ave., Cumberland. The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonfunds raised through the Walk to End Alprofit organization whose mission is to zheimer’s®.  eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through October offerings include: the advancement of research, to provide Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivand enhance care and support for all afers – Early Stage: This is a three-part fected and to reduce the risk of dementia series to learn what you can do to cope through the promotion of brain health. with the changes that come with an earlyEducation programs and support serstage diagnosis and get your questions vices are always free of charge and open answered.  Learn about resources that to everyone. For more information on are available. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m. these classes and other local services, visit - noon, at Centennial Hall, Amery. or call the Alzheimer’s AsLiving with Alzheimer’s for Caregivsociation 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900. ers – Late Stage: This is a two-part series — from Alzheimer’s Association to learn about ways to connect and inter-

Lindsey Schultz holds the door open for other students as they arrive at the Shell Lake Primary School. Students take it on their own to hold the door open. – Photo by Larry Samson

Accident report Saturday, Sept. 12 At approximately 1 a.m.,  Douglas Deyoung, 43, Duluth, Minn., was northbound on Hwy. 53 in the Town of Beaver Brook when he hit a deer. The Buick four-door vehicle he was driving sustained moderate damage to the front. At approximately  12:54 p.m.,  Lee Ferguson, 19, Spooner, was northbound on CTH M in the Town of Crystal when he swerved to avoid hitting a deer and collided with a tree. Ferguson was possibly injured and his 1981Chevy C10 pickup truck was severely damaged and towed.

At approximately 8:23 p.m.,  Ronald Wilde, 54, Superior, was northbound on Hwy. 53 in the Town of Long Lake when he hit a bear in the roadway. The 2013 Chevy Silverado pickup truck he was driving sustained minor rear driver side damage. Tuesday, Sept. 15 At approximately  8:42 p.m., James Rognholt, 38, Shell Lake, was driving on Hilltop Road in the Town of Bashaw when a bear ran into the side of the Pontiac Grand Am he was driving. Rognholt stated that after running into the vehicle the bear got up and ran off into the woods.

Thursday, Sept. 17 At approximately 8 p.m.,  Michael Brinkman, 52, Naperville, Ill., was northbound on CTH E just north of West River Road in the Town of Bass Lake negotiating a curve when he left the roadway while operating a 2006 HarleyDavidson motorcycle. Brinkman left the roadway and entered the tree line and crashed into a tree, rolling at least once before coming to a rest. Brinkman crawled to the road where a passerby called authorities. Brinkman was transported by ambulance to the Hayward hospital emergency room where he was treated for possible back injuries. The motorcycle was totaled and towed.

Friday Sept. 18 At approximately 1:51 p.m.,  David Muckenhirn, 53, and Darla Muckenhirn, 52, Osceola, were driving an ATV on an ATV trail near trail marker 5417 in the Town of Minong when David swerved off the trial and hit a stump. Both told responders they had injuries. David stated his ribs hurt and Darla stated her neck was injured. Both were transported by Minong responders to the Spooner emergency room. Law enforcement observed the front right side tire of the 2013 Polaris Sportsman they had been driving was almost completely sheared off. — Danielle Danford with information from the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office


Letters to the editor Open letter to Spooner School Board To the Spooner School Board, I’m a concerned citizen. I’m a lot like you. My time is no less valuable than yours. I sacrifice many things to attend meetings to stay informed and involved. I believe I do have an informed opinion. I disagree with most of you sitting on the board. It is not disrespectful to disagree. If a difference of opinion offends you I do not believe you are equipped to sit on the board you serve. Our district is No. 1 in the state for the

largest loss of state aid with 29 percent. Taxpayers were overtaxed by $146,525, and rather than a sanction for this error, we lost state funding. Taxpayers are responsible to cover this shortfall due to the district’s error and lack of oversight in accurately reporting our district’s data to the state. DPI confirmed this was a pupilcount error rather than a reassessment of property tax issue as stated by the business manager last week. Where was the leadership? Where

were the checks and balances? Why has this oversight been hidden from taxpayers? There are 424 school districts in our state. Only 65 of them had an over-levy amount. Of the $1.1 million of penalties in the entire state, Spooner alone was 10 percent of the penalties with only one district greater than us. Please feel free to verify these numbers as I have. It is important to support statements with accurate facts. Sources:  2014-2015 Revenue Limits or

As a board member you are not a volunteer. You ran, were elected and took an official oath. It’s your duty to uphold the law. From records requests to open meetings or helping set an accurate tax levy, it’s your responsibility to perform due diligence. Anything less is a disservice to the citizens who honored you with their vote. Julie Rich Spooner

He’s no Reagan A recent writer that said that if Barack Obama was a white Republican he could be compared to Reagan. That is totally wrong. Obama’s mother was white, and the only ones Obama identifies with are the black community and the Hollywood elites with money.  Ronald Reagan was an American patriot who loved America.  Obama loves all the taxpayer money that he can spend, spend and spend.

Obama caters to Iran and gives them taxpayer money, while leaving four American citizens in a filthy Iranian prison. All while Iran is chanting “Death to America and Israel.” Obama reminds me more of Hitler than anyone else.  Iran will never keep their word, because they know Obama is a joke. Obama’s health care is a joke.  The prices keep going up all the time. Saying

that unemployment is low is a joke, when the people who have given up looking for work, because they can’t find a job are not even counted in these so-called numbers. Obama wants to let all the illegal immigrants in to take American jobs.  Illegal immigrants are nothing more than criminals that Obama wants to make into Democrat voters. Obama proved where his loyalties lie when he invited a Muslim

kid to the White House after he brought a clock to school that looked like a bomb. Obama proves every day that his loyalties do not lie with America or the American people. Sandy Bjurman Shell Lake

Our officers have earned our respect Unfortunately, it is no surprise to many of us that individual police officers, and entire departments, can take a lot of criticism these days. The purpose of this letter is to send a huge thank-you to Shell Lake Police Chief Dave Wilson and the rest of the Shell Lake Police Department. The media has begun to turn police departments into dishonorable bands of racist and overzealous men and women. We’ve started to minimize the departments’ good. We take the dangerous and respectable jobs that these officers per-

form for granted. We are criticizing and critiquing these officers, but we don’t do their jobs. Since Wilson has taken over as police chief in Shell Lake, I have noticed a substantial improvement in multiple areas. I appreciate seeing squad cars patrolling throughout town and around the lake all day long. Cars speeding through Shell Lake on county highways or Hwy. 63 are being pulled over regularly. Beach activities are monitored carefully to keep our beautiful beach safe, and Wilson oversees

our city lifeguards. Officers are parked in the high school parking lot at the beginning and end of school days. Wilson works very closely with the school on crisis prevention. I’ve seen all of the officers, at some point, talking to kids and making a positive appearance in the community, and Wilson has even taken his own time to answer phone calls from concerned parents. Living in a smaller, rural area, I think it could be easy for some to overlook what our police officers do for us. What

I’m asking all of you is that you be fair in the appreciation that police departments truly deserve. They are family, friends and neighbors who are looking out for our welfare. Please give our officers the honor and respect that they have earned. Gratefully, Kate Folstad Shell Lake

Shell Lake and Spooner FFA chapters attend sectional leadership workshop CLEAR LAKE — Shell Lake FFA members Janelle Talbert, Madeline Hopke, Katie Crosby, Jerney Meister, Jordan Monson, Megan Anderson, Courtney Melton, Ariana Udovich and Kaelin Laub, and Spooner members Carter Christman, Brittany Lester, Cheyenne Nowaczyk, Brandi Predni and Kate Rosenbush attended the FFA Sectional Leadership Workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Clear Lake High School. The Wisconsin FFA Sectional Leadership Workshop is designed to prepare local FFA chapter officers and members both in high school and middle school for leadership roles in their school district for the upcoming year. It also informs each chapter of the new programs available to all FFA members and allows the officers to exchange ideas with other FFA chapters in their area. The 2015-2016 Wiscon-

sin State FFA Officer Team planned and conducted this conference to encourage the participants to develop their leadership potential, to challenge them to set personal and chapter goals for the year and to motivate the students to take advantage of the many opportunities available to them through the FFA. The 2015 theme is simply, Be…, the theme for the workshop was Buy A Ticket, Be The Change and members left ready to Be … involved in chapter and state activities, promote FFA, agricultural education and agriculture in their schools and communities. FFA advisers also participated in a workshop that helped inform them about FFA opportunities for the school year. “This workshop is a great way to prepare FFA members for their role as an active member in their local chapter as well as those that serve as chapter officers,”

Shell Lake FFA members attending the leadership workshop in Clear Lake were, standing (L to R): Janelle Talbert, Madeline Hopke, Katie Crosby, Jerney Meister, Jordan Monson and Megan Anderson. Seated: Courtney Melton, Ariana Udovich and Kaelin Laub.

Spooner FFA members (L to R): Brittany Lester; Brandi Predni; Maddi Colbeth, Section 1 state FFA officer; Kate Rosenbush; Carter Christman; and Cheyenne Nowaczyk paused for a photo op after the sectional leadership workshop on Sept. 22 in Clear Lake. — Photos submitted says Cheryl Zimmerman, Wisconsin FFA executive director. “These sessions get students excited about leadership and all the opportunities that they can participate in through the FFA organization. It helps them discover their potential in their local FFA chapters and how they can put their leadership into action.” This year, Caleb Gustin, national FFA Western Region vice president from New Mexico, conducted a workshop to get FFA members motivated for the coming year and challenged them to get involved in the many opportunities FFA has to offer. There are 10 sectional leadership workshops held throughout Wisconsin. Over 2,000 FFA members and advisers from approximately 255 FFA chapters will participate in these workshops. The workshops are sponsored by AgStar Financial Services, ACA, Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales, Landmark Services Cooperative and Leaders’ Legacy. The Wisconsin Association of FFA is comprised of over 255 local chapters with over 19,180 members. FFA activities and award programs complement instruction in agricultural education by giving students practical experience in the applica-

tion of agricultural skills and knowledge gained in classes. FFA’s mission is to develop its members potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. submitted

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Quinn supports funding for local clinics, not Planned Parenthood MADISON – Rep. Romaine Quinn, RRice Lake, voted yes on Assembly Bill 310, a bill that changes the distribution of federal Title X funds that are used for comprehensive health-care services for the poor and underserved. Currently, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is the sole recipient of the federal dollars. Under AB 310, Wisconsin would prioritize funding for the Well-Woman Program and other public entities, such as county and

local health departments and clinics. “When our state is channeling this federal money to Planned Parenthood, none of the funding can go to our local counties. This creates a situation in which we are not only funding an organization that provides abortions, but also denying opportunities for funding to many outstate clinics that do tremendous work to serve women and the poor in our own area,” said Quinn.

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Quinn noted that Planned Parenthood clinics do not operate within the 75th Assembly District. Under AB 310, clinics in these counties will be able to apply for Title X grants to create or expand programs to provide health care to targeted groups. Quinn noted that the bill would support bipartisan outcomes. “This bill achieves the goals of both Republicans and Democrats,” said Quinn. “AB 310 supports Republican ef-

forts to challenge Planned Parenthood’s monopoly on Title X funding, but it also preserves the funding for low-income residents who need these services. This bill also opens up the ability of our local counties and nonprofits to receive some of the funding.” — from the office of Rep. Quinn

Open mic at The Dock SPOONER — Local fiddler Carol McDowall will be hosting her fifth open mic at The Dock Coffee on Thursday, Oct. 8.  The first few open mics have been a big success with some very talented folks showing off their stuff and audience members having a very good time.  If you wish to perform, plan on arriving around 6 p.m. to sign up, with everything getting started at 6:30 p.m. Performers sign up for a spot on the list and are called up to play their original numbers or covers and/or recitations individually.  Each performer will get

at least 15 minutes, depending on how many people show up to play. These open mics will continue through the winter at The Dock, located at 218 Elm St. in Spooner.  Held on the second Thursday of every month, they have been very popular through the summer into the fall with performers and patrons of The Dock.  Be sure not to miss this opportunity to put a spotlight on your talent.  Call McDowall with questions, 715-416-0489. — from The Dock

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The September $300 Shell Lake Lions calendar winner Jane Pederson, Shell Lake, left, recently was presented with a check from Lion Phil Soltis. — Photo by Ila Soltis

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners Sept. 21 - $35 Susan and Larry Odegard, Trego Sept. 22 - $35 Jeri Bitney, Shell Lake Sept. 23 - $35 Steve Meyers, Rockford, Ill. Sept. 24 - $35 Joan Foley, Shell Lake Sept. 25 - $300 Jane Pederson, Shell Lake

Shell Lake Self Storage Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

Temps Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2014 Sept. 21 Sept. 22 Sept. 23 Sept. 24 Sept. 25 Sept. 26 Sept. 27

High Low 70 51 65 41 69 48 73 47 64 55 74 53 77 55

Precip. .21” rain

2015 Sept. 21 Sept. 22 Sept. 23 Sept. 24 Sept. 25 Sept. 26 Sept. 27

High Low 70 49 75 60 75 51 74 59 70 54 75 54 75 58


.56” rain

Lake level: Monday, Sept. 29, 2014: 1,218.60’ MSL Monday, Sept. 28, 2015: 1,218.52’ MSL

Register Memories 1955 – 60 Years Ago • Officers of the Shell Lake chapter of FFA were Jim Hubin, president; John Holman, vice president; Dick Swan, secretary; Carl Duch, reporter; David Stodola, treasurer; and Bill Taubman, sentinel. New members elected to the hog ring committee were Roger Rydberg and Dale Parks for a four-year term, from the freshman class. Pete Hubin was elected to fill a vacancy from the senior class. • Officers of the Shell Lake senior class were Carl Duch, president; Gary Dopp, vice president; Eleanor Roe, secretary; Norma Drake, treasurer. Student council members were Ronny Olsen, Bonny Neubauer and Carl Duch. Junior class officers were Kenneth Hackbarth, president; Larry Larson, vice president; Naomi Johnson, secretary-treasurer; Dick Swan and Judy Henderson, student council. Sophomore officers were Janet Lindemann, president; David Waggoner, vice president; Tamara Toll, secretary; Lorain Anderson, treasurer; David Waggoner and Jim Hubin, student council. Freshmen class officers were Bill Bohn, president; Caren Morey, vice president; Pat Mommsen, secretary; Belvah Swan, treasurer; Jerry Stariha and Bill Bohn, student council. • Marine Pvt. Charles L. Mandelin Jr., Shell Lake, completed recruit training at the Marine Corp Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. • Bonita Mae Lind, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lind, Shell Lake, was registered for her sophomore year at Hamline University, St. Paul, Minn. Dean Hillman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elof Hillman, was attending Gustavus Adolphus College at St. Peter, Minn., where he was studying premedicine.

1965 – 50 Years Ago

• Dale Hansen was Shell Lake’s homecoming king and Jill Swan was the queen. • A young man from the rural Shell lake area was hospitalized with a gunshot wound following an escapade with a skunk. In Shell Lake Memorial Hospital was 20-year-old Lonnie Todd, son of the Maurice Todds. Lonnie set out to shoot

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a skunk with his .22-caliber rifle. He accidently dropped the firearm and it discharged. The bullet entered the young Todd’s stomach, putting an end to the hunt for a skunk. • Newly elected officers of the Washburn County Junior Leaders Association were Martin Rindsig, president; Muriel Smith, vice president; Sue Biver, secretary; Jerry Swan, treasurer; and Greg Rindsig, reporter. • Turning in enrollment cards for 4-H were Joan Swanson, Jerri Swanson, Janice Swanson, Mertina Rindsig, Audrey Kramer, and Kay and Rebecca Gribble.

1975 – 40 Years Ago

• Members of the Shell Lake volleyball teams were Renee Cassel, Nancy Scharhag, Pam Schuster, Brenda Krantz, Robin Melton, Nancy VanMeter, Mary Samson, Joanne Cornelison, Tammy Hall, Peggy Norton, Debbie Deerly, Kim Flogstad, Patty Dahlstrom, Penny Utt, Nancy Haugland, Tonya Stouffer, Julie Hill, Colleen Cummings, Cathy Cummings, Cathy Druschba, Diane Pederson, Bonne Haugland, Tammy Aderman, Shelly Lindeman and Jackie Leverty. • Winning the float competition for homecoming was the sophomore class, with the junior class coming in second; seniors, third; and freshman, fourth. • Barry Schaefer and Cindy Krueger were crowned king and queen of Shell Lake’s homecoming. Serving on the court as attendants were Chuck Hoffman and Jane Wallner, senior class; Bill Hebert and Laura Carlaw, juniors; Marty Hile and Eydie Marker, sophomores; and Duane Butterfield and Colleen Cummings, freshmen. • Debra Melton, Shell Lake, was elected to the Student Senate at the University of Wisconsin - Barron County.

1985 – 30 Years Ago

• A 30th-anniversary dinner was held for Amy and Gordon Monson at the home of Karen and Bill Schmidt on South Bay. • The wedding of Eydie Marker and Steve Farrow was performed in the woods at the farm home of the bride’s parents, Frank and Gayle Marker, by the

Rev. Ray Heilborn. A wedding reception for well over 300 guests was held at the Shell Lake Community Center. • High school football coaches Jim Campbell, Joe Rounce and Ken Ogden rode with homecoming parade marshal Laura Johnson, high school secretary, who would be retiring at the end of the school year. • Shell Lake’s homecoming king and queen were Max Nelson and Gwen Roe. Attendants were Lisa Ricci and Rick Livingston, seniors; Tara Burns and Troy Zaloudek, juniors; Jane Knox and Cory Williams, sophomores; and Colleen Hulleman and Tim Quenan, freshmen.

1995 – 20 Years Ago

• Randy McKibben was in his 10th year of broadcasting local sports. • Air Force Airman 1st Class Elizabeth A. Dahlstrom, daughter of Robert Dahlstrom and Deborah Dahlstrom, both of Shell Lake, graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. • Shell Lake medalists at the Barron cross-country meet were Kerry Dunbar, sixth; Peter Minot, ninth; Kaley Walker, 12th; Steve Ritcher, 14th; and Scott Witte, 15th. • Frank and Kathy Melton, Shell Lake, participated in the Rendezvous on the River of Memories in Mauston. They traded jewelry and loom work at the rendezvous encampment.

2005 – 10 Years Ago

• Construction of a new screen house was under way at Lakeland Manor. Jerry Hulleman and his T&H Construction crew of Shell Lake were doing the project that would provide a screen house for residents as well as a covered storage area for garbage dumpsters. Howard Ullom did the masonry work. • Jerry Besse retired after 36 years of driving school bus for the Shell Lake and Spooner school districts. • Betsy Olson, daughter of Shell Lake’s Gary and JoAnne Olson, returned home after spending two years with the Peace Corps in Jamaica. • The engagement of Jessica Butterfield to Ryan Furchtenicht was announced.


Read Me … Read Me Not “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand Reviewed by Carol Kalscheur, Shell Lake/Madison


ndoubtedly, some of you have seen the movie “Unbroken.” Being a reader, rather than a moviegoer, I have not. After reading Laura Hillenbrand’s true story of Louis Zamperini, I cannot see how a movie could do this story justice. If you like reading historical stories and biographies as I do, you will love this book. Laura Hillenbrand, who also wrote “Seabiscuit,” spent seven years researching and writing “Unbroken.” As a child, Louis Zamperini was always into trouble. He was a daredevil, uncontrollable. In his childhood, the stories about him usually ended with “…and then he ran like mad.” Another notable quote was “Confident that he was clever, resourceful, and bold enough to escape any predicament, he was almost incapable of discouragement.” As you read the book, you will see how this confidence helped him survive horrific circumstances during the war. Under the guidance of his older brother, he started running track in high school. He was unbeatable, breaking records. In 1936, he made the Olympic team and was on his way to Germany. After having read “The

Boys in the Boat,” about the American rowing team who won Olympic gold in Germany, it was interesting to again read about the false front that Hitler tried to portray to the world. In 1940, Louis was drafted into the Army Air Corps. He was a bombardier assigned to the B-24 Liberator, “the flying coffin.” Because the planes used at the beginning of WWII were a new technology and were used so heavily that they were prone to breakdowns, the book said this sad fact: “70 percent of men listed as killed in action died in operational aircraft accidents, not as a result of enemy action.” One chapter of the book is called, Only the Laundry Knew How Scared I Was. The book remains scary to the end. On one mission, Louis’s plane sustained 594 holes, chalk being used to circle the holes so they wouldn’t be counted twice. May 27, 1943, was a fateful day for Louis and the crew. They were sent on a search mission using a plane they had never flown before, plus that they felt was not airworthy. It subsequently crashed into the ocean. What follows is the harrowing story of surviving 47 days on a raft fighting off sharks, trying to capture food and get water, getting strafe from enemy planes, repairing holes in the raft, being surrounded by thousands of miles of ocean. What follows his rescue is even more horrifying. I now know why this book spent four years on the New York Times best-seller list. Laura Hellenbrand is a master at the storytelling of an inspirational person. Even the epilogue was fascinating. Louis died at the age of 97 on July 2, 2014.



• Retired and former Shell Lake School employees luncheon, noon, Lakeview Bar & Grill, Shell Lake. Thursday, Oct. 1 Thursday, Oct. 8 • Aphasia Group,  10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Church, Spooner. Call 715-520-7999. Lake Community Center. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support • Open mic at The Dock Coffee, 218 Elm St., Spooner. Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Sign up at 6 p.m., performers begin at 6:30-9 p.m.  The in Shell Lake. second Thursday of every month.  Call Carol McDowall • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic with questions 715-416-0489. Church, 409 Summit, Spooner,  4-6 p.m.  All welcome. Friday, Oct. 9 Donations accepted. • Brave Cowboy in concert at the Erika Quam Memorial Friday, Oct. 2 Theatre, 605 1st St. in Shell Lake, at 7:30 p.m. All seats can • The Spooner GFWC Women’s Club will meet,  1 be reserved online at or by calling 715-468-4387.  p.m., at the DNR conference room.  Speaker is Jan Allan Saturday, Oct. 10 of the Wisconsin GFWC, who will be talking on the goals, • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction etc., of the organization.  Visitors/guests are welcome.  with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed For more information contact Pat at 715-865-2250. Building on Elm Street. Tickets 9 a.m. Distribution 9:30 Friday & Saturday, Oct. 2 & 3 a.m. Volunteers needed. Contact 715-635-9309, 715-468• Sarona United Methodist Church rummage sale. 8 4017 or 715-222-4410. a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday. • Clam River Tuesday Club fall fundraiser, 6-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3 American Legion Hall, Indian Creek. Music for dancing • The Passion Connection presents an evening of by Dick Durand. Games for adults and children, silent spiritual encouragement and inspiration with special auction, live auction, door prizes. Meal available for a speakers, 6:30-8 p.m., Erika Quam Theatre, Shell Lake. freewill donation. Coffee and refreshments served. All are welcome. More Tuesday, Oct. 13 info, please call Bob 715-296-8326. • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner,  10 Tuesday, Oct. 6 a.m. • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge.


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


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a brief overview of the associate degree and the new Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree, and conclude with individualized career/degree advice or appointments. Students have many options at UWBC. Blended course format combines in-class and online instruction, making it possible to attend class one or two nights a week. Students select courses and develop essential skills that fit their work or personal goals. Attendees will be offered

vouchers for a future math and English refresh workshop, which are designed to introduce students to a positive learning environment at UWBC. The BAAS degree is a great option for students with a UW-Barron County or Wisconsin Technical College associate degree who need a bachelor’s degree to advance at work or get started in a new career direction. The BAAS combines oncampus core courses with online courses from up to six UW partners. Professional

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Preparing the next generation of leaders: Our most precious resource HAYWARD — The Wisconsin Inter Tribal Child Care Association will be featuring William Kellibrew IV, activist and expert of violence, at the Lac Courte Oreilles Convention Center, 13767 W. CTH B in Hayward on Friday, Oct. 9. The conference will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kellibrew, from Washington, D.C., is an international advocate for civil, human, women, children and victims rights. He is a sought-after speaker on violence, trauma, trauma-informed care and children exposed to violence. At age 6, his mom’s neighbor sexually abused him, and at age 10, he watched helplessly as his mother and 12-year-old brother were shot in their living room by his mother’s estranged boyfriend. Kellibrew has appeared on Oprah, MSNBC, BBC and many others. The White House recognized him as a Champion of Change. As a child, Kellibrew’s passion was to be a performer. After witnessing the mur-

ders of his mother and brother, Kellibrew continued to learn his craft, but with immense challenges and barriers from violence, sexual abuse and trauma. Spiraling into a world of truancy, violence, trauma, depression, substance use, gangs, guns and suicidal ideation, he nearly gave up on life. Today, he believes that his challenges were disguised as opportunities. In this presentation, Kellibrew engages the audience on the importance of core values and how they play a role in preventing the barriers and challenges from claiming our youth and their potential. He also focuses on building on young people’s strengths versus their deficits. “If we see children as our most precious resource,” Kellibrew says, “we value them and the role that they play for our future.” To register or for more information please call Northwest Connection Family Resources at 800-733-KIDS or 715-6342299. — from WITCCA

MADISON – 75th State Assembly District Rep. Romaine Quinn has announced three upcoming listening sessions to be held in the 75th Assembly District. “The most important thing I do in my job is to listen. The thoughts I heard during my previous listening session helped guide my budget vote. Keeping in touch with my constituents will allow me to best make our voices heard in the upcoming Assembly sessions,” said Quinn. The listening sessions will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Cumberland, 10 to 11 a.m. at public library; Shell Lake, 1 to 2 p.m. at the community center; and Barron, 3 to 4 p.m. at city hall. Everyone is encouraged to attend. from the office of Rep. Quinn

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SHELL LAKE — A Fitness Fun for Toddlers class is set for Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 9-10 a.m., at Vitality Village, 246 Industrial Blvd., Shell Lake. Deb Nebel, owner of Vitality Village, will facilitate the class for toddlers age 2

years and up who are able to follow simple directions. Parents and caregivers are invited to participate in the morning filled with fun and movement. Spooner Health System will provide a healthy snack. Preregistration is required as space is

experience through service learning, internships and a capstone project are features of the degree. To register for a Start Here - Finish Here open house contact UWBC student services at 715-234-8176, ext. 1, or email Prospective students can also arrange a customized appointment by calling 715-234-8176, prompt No. 1, or emailing — from UWBC

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C O M M U N I T Y   H A P P E N I N G S Monday: First Friends Playgroup open to all children, 10 a.m.-noon. Focus on infants and caregivers with sensory stimulation and movement experiences. Art project materials provided, closes with circle music time and instrument exploration. Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. Monday & Thursday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Daily fee includes lunch, program of crafts, exercise, games, music, quiet time. Call 715-416-2942. Wednesday: Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, open from noon-3 p.m. Kidstime-Parentime 10 a.m.-noon. Learn, discuss, share ideas and experience to enrich parenting skills. Preselected art or play materials available for children of all ages. Last Wednesday of the month, potluck at 11:15 a.m. First and third Wednesdays: Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, 6 p.m. - Spooner Health System lower-level conference room. Thursday: Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake. • Library Fun For Little Ones, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Shell Lake Public Library. Stories, craft and a snack. No age minimum or maximum for participants.

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t has been said, “It’s not always what people say, or even what they do, it is how they made us feel, is what we remember.” At my son, Matthew’s, wedding in August, a high school friend of his, Jacob, traveled from California to attend. During the reception, held on the lawn of the bride’s parents, Jacob came up to me and said, “I told Arie, (my new daughter-in-law), that she was getting the best motherin-law.” My response was, “Oh?” as I waited for Jacob to explain. Jacob shared with me that when he awoke on his 17th birthday, no one in his family acknowledged that it was his special day. Everyone went about his or her own business, so he told his mom he was going to go visit his friend

Matt. Jacob said that when he walked into our kitchen, I was taking a pan of freshly baked chocolate-chip cookies out of the oven. I looked up at him and said, “Hey Jake, I heard it was your birthday, and these are for you.” I don’t recall that day. I do recall making cookies for people. In fact, another childhood friend of Matt’s, Curtis, would usually ask when he walked into our house, “What kind of cookies do you have today?” Both of these guys felt they were noticed because I made cookies for them. People also remember the customer service they receive when dealing with businesses. On the day of Matthew’s wedding, I stopped at his favorite coffee shop before heading to his apartment to prepare for the big day. When I asked for Matthew’s usual beverage, I said, “Today’s my son’s wedding.” They knew

whom I was talking about and said, “Yep, today’s Arie and Matt’s big day!” When I shared this with Matt he told me about the customer service he received from his favorite sandwich shop. He explained how when he walked into the shop one day to order his favorite sandwich, he decided he didn’t want sprouts on his sandwich that day. The guy taking his order said, “Oh, I think you do.” Turns out the guy saw Matt walking across the parking lot and he went ahead and made his sandwich so that it would be ready when Matt placed his order. He didn’t anticipate that Matt would choose that day not to have sprouts as an extra topping. We all need to be encouraged, complimented and appreciated. Sometimes it is just to be noticed, not necessarily with our favorite beverage, sandwich, or cookie, but perhaps with just a listening ear or a smile.

Beyond the office door • Suzanne Johnson No more Blizzards and Dilly Bars


he little building that housed the Dairy Queen in Spooner has been dismantled and only a large hole in the ground remains. I suspected something when I noticed a number of trucks and pieces of construction equipment were assembling as I drove past the other day. On the following day, with a heavy heart, I saw the building being crumpled and demolished. This place of business was probably not listed as a historic building, but it is certainly memorable for those of us who fondly recall the treats that were handed through the little window and into the eager hands of children and even some of the adults in the neighborhood. We knew and enjoyed Bill’s and later, Randy’s, Dairy Queen. The local Dairy Queen was operated only during spring and summer, closing in October, and several generations of our offspring anticipated each spring that wonderful day when it would be open. On the last day of school, some of the school bus drivers would stop at the Dairy Queen to see that the children had a treat before they were dropped off at their homes. This kind of soft-serve ice cream has a long and successful history in American marketing. The original formula was developed by John Fremont McCullough in 1938. With the help of his son, Alex, he produced a quantity of this ice-cream-like cool treat

and convinced the owner of an ice-cream store in Kankakee, Ill., to give it a try. This man, Sherb Noble, was amazed when he sold 1,600 servings in two hours. This new product was a gold mine. The first DQ was opened for business in Joliet, Ill., in June of 1940. I lived there in the mid-1960s and I did not know there was a historic DQ in the area, but I knew McDonald’s started out with one of its first endeavors in Joliet. They sold 10 hamburgers for $1. The other restaurants couldn’t match them, and lost out, while the newcomer with the Golden Arches sign bearing the number of hamburgers sold prospered. The DQ didn’t undercut the other businesses. The McCulloughs used the franchise system and the DQs sprang up just about everywhere in the country. There are 4,800 in this country. They went global. They say now there are Dairy Queens from the Bahamas, Bahrain and Brunei, to Trinidad and Tobago, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates, and lastly, the USA. This means others can have their sundaes and shakes and all those delightful treats and fast-food items but we cannot purchase them in our town. Some places withdrew. This includes Austria, Italy and Japan. The logo represented on their sign, shaped like a big red kiss, with “Dairy Queen” inside, was later changed to have simply DQ inside the red-lip shape. Their advertising is one benefit of the franchise deal, and advertising certainly sells products. From 1971 until

2002, the cartoon character Dennis the Menace was the spokestoon, or the comic strip character spokesperson, for the soft-serve company. They dropped the naughty little boy cartoon favorite because he was not getting the attention of children in this new century. Somebody decided they couldn’t identify with the character. Maybe our newer generation will no longer misbehave. Wouldn’t that be different? The ice-cream-like treats are not as high in calories as other desserts. There are said to be 230 calories in a small vanilla cone with its curly swirl top. A fudge bar has only 50 calories. If your choice would be a small strawberry sundae it would be 280 calories. Dilly Bars? I don’t know but they sure taste good, Somewhere the sun is shining, and somewhere skies are blue, and somewhere there is no joy because we have lost our beloved DQ. We struck out. I heard someone say they thought there was going to be a new restaurant that will rise from the ashes, and it will be a Dairy Queen. Only a rumor. Is it possible? We may have to live out the rest of our lives without the sweet shop that brought joy to our hearts and the hearts of our children.

Old wife’s tales • Mary B. Olsen

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hen watching the world from this northwest part of the state, which some refer to as God’s Country, it is obvious that we have the luxury of viewing the world as it spins around us. Politics, papal visits, positioning of Chinese battleships alongside of Alaska — during our president’s visit to Alaska, these are just some things which do not seem to influence us here in Washburn County. These events are happening “over there!” But we watch the leaves turn colors, snowbirds heading south, cabins closing until next spring, and businesses preparing for the winter slowdown; these are

Community voices just a few of the things we let affect us. What affects you? Almost 30 years ago while counseling someone, who seemed on the edge of a breakdown, something became clear to me. This counselee Dave Frazer was watching a television show “religiously.” The problem was the show, “The Phil Donahue Show,” gave a forum to share their voice and opinions for the stage participants, for his audience,

and for the host himself; yet watching at home only drove this lady crazy because she had no forum to give her voice. The show affected her by frustrating her to the point of being deeply troubled. My answer to her was simple: Turn your television program off! The result? She followed my advice and ended her frustration. Now, if we who are living in this wonderful land of recreation become troubled by world events, we seem to be smart enough to just turn them off. Maybe turning the hustle and bustle of the city off was why we moved here. But what if these things are important to us? What if we need to be aware and so, being ready, we might survive? We have to select which things we let

affect us, so those things might affect preparation. Here are a few things to be ready for when the needs come: we need to have our shovels and snowblowers ready for winter; we need to make sure Mom and Dad are able to get their groceries; we need to make sure we have our last will and testaments ready; we need to be ready for the life beyond this life. In all these things we need to be ready, prepared to handle the situation in a thorough way. Wisdom knows what we can watch unaffecting, twirling around us. Wisdom knows what needs to be taken care of first and right now.

Shell Lake Class of 1965 The Shell Lake High School Class of 1965 met for their 50-year reunion at Lakeview Bar and Grill on Saturday, Sept. 12. Class members shown back row (L to R): George Cusick, Jim Krakau, Dale Mortensen, Ron Brown, Larry Melton, Tim Elliott, Ron Thompson, Andrew Mark Schuster and Gary Crosby. Row 4: Dan Ullom, Bob Burns, Jim Worre, Scott Hotchkiss, Gene Hotchkiss, Jan Semm Sutherland, JoAnne Lewis Olson and Linda Olson Gommer. Row 3: Jim Lindberg, Dale Livingston, Jerry Rydberg, Gary Smith, Liz Furchtenicht Gargulak, Sue Hoefer Sampon, Jerry Kubista, Ann Crosby Klugow, Mary Hopke Benson and Don Jacobs. Row 2: Fred Erickson, John Schnell, teacher, Tom Gronning and Rosemary Mattson Gray. Front: Georgia Kastner Steffen, Ellen Kay Gullickson Matson, Fran King, Jane Peterson Brambilla, Judy Haremza Kallenbach and Audrey Olsen Carlson. The class apologizes to the individuals that may have misidentified. “We love it that so many of our classmates made it to the reunion. Ride on, Class of 1965!” — Photo submitted


Wear purple in October for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month SHELL LAKE — One in three women and one in six men will be the victim of domestic violence at some point in their lifetime. On average three women are killed every day at the hands of a current or former intimate partner. Those statistics are a startling reality but sharing that reality is a key strategy in preventing domestic violence. TimeOut Abuse Shelter’s mission is to end violence, inspire hope and provide unwavering support to all people affected by domestic and sexual violence by engaging our community in safety, equality and partnership. Throughout the month of October, communities across the country will honor those who have experienced domestic violence but it will also be a time to celeThe five law enforcement departments in Washburn County are showing their support for victims and survivors of domestic violence by tying purple ribbons from Time-Out Abuse Shelter to department law enforcement vehicles. Shown (L to R): Brittny Olson, Time-Out program coordinator; Adam Brunclik, Birchwood chief of police; Jerry Christman, Spooner chief of police; Dave Wilson, Shell Lake chief of police; Mike Richter, Washburn County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy; Kati Ann Dussl, Time-Out program coordinator; and Erik Gulbrandsen, Minong Police Department. — Photo by Danielle Danford 

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brate the tremendous progress victim advocates have made over the years and to connect with one another to end domestic violence. The Birchwood, Minong, Shell Lake and Spooner police departments and the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office will be showing their support for the many victims and survivors of domestic violence with purple ribbons tied to the antennas of all department law enforcement vehicles. The purple ribbons convey a powerful message, that there is no place for domestic violence in the homes, neighborhoods, workplaces or schools in our communities. Community members are invited to take part in the purple ribbon campaign by tying a ribbon to their vehicles to show

support to victims and survivors of domestic violence. Ribbons are available for free at the Time-Out office in Shell Lake, which is located in the Lake Mall on 5th Avenue, or by calling 715-635-5245. TimeOut program coordinators Brittny Olson and Kati Ann Dussl will be happy to provide you with a ribbon to show your support. Time-Out has also teamed up with Joni at Be.You.tiful Hair Designs, in Shell Lake, to provide clamp-in, temporary, real purple hair extensions for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The extensions are $10 with all proceeds being donated to Time-Out. Call 715-520-3091 for more information. — from Time-Out

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••• MADISON — Even when hunters have a difficult time finding deer in the woods, the elusive creatures may still be prevalent on Wisconsin roads. October and November are the mating season for deer, and they soon will increase their activity, particularly at dusk and dawn while moving back and forth between their bedding and feeding areas. As they roam, deer may dart unexpectedly onto roads and into the path of vehicles. “To avoid hitting deer with your vehicle, you should slow down whenever you see them nearby. If you see one deer, there are probably more in the area,” says David Pabst, director of the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety. “If you can’t avoid a deer in the road, it’s safer to hit the brakes and hit the deer than to swerve suddenly and try to miss it. If you swerve, you risk losing control of your vehicle. You may end up hitting another car or a stationary object like a tree. The one exception to the don’t-swerve recommendation applies to motorcyclists,” Pabst says. “Motorcyclists should slow down, brake firmly and then swerve if necessary to avoid hitting the deer. If they must swerve, motorcyclists should try to stay within their driving lane to avoid hitting other vehicles or objects.” — from WisDOT

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CUMBERLAND — A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned an indictment charging Renee J. Brown, 37, Cumberland, with bank embezzlement. The indictment alleges that on Feb. 27, 2014, while an employee of Dairy State Bank in Cumberland, she embezzled approximately $50,000 from that institution. If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. Her arraignment for the case involving theft from the Island City Snowmobile Club is scheduled for Nov. 4. — from the Cumberland Advocate ••• GREEN LAKE — A former police lieutenant captured in Burnett County after eluding police in Barron County in 2013 was sentenced Sept. 15 to 15 years in prison and ordered to pay almost $100,000 in restitution for a rash of burglaries, according to a story in the Eau Claire LeaderTelegram. Former Waupun officer Bradley J. Young, 45, was found guilty in February of seven felony counts of burglary in Fond du Lac, Dodge, Green Lake, Marquette, Burnett, Waushara and Waupaca counties between July


by Judy Pieper

First thing I have to do is apologize to Bill Carothers. Last week I said that he was having way too much fun watching others plummeting into the cold water of the dunk tank every time someone hit the bull’s-eye. Well, come to find out, Bill did get on the hot seat and was dunked into the cold water at the very end of the last day of Colorfest. He said that he did it to show his appreciation for all the people who so generously participated in the fun. Brrr. I think I would probably just have written them a thank-you note. Bill also gave me a list of a few more people who helped at the dunk tank. In addition to the volunteers I mentioned last week, others who were in the hot seat were Mark Cusick, Blake Flach, Makenna Anderson, Whitney Carothers and Payton Carothers. Those assisting outside the dunk tank were Sherry Ullom and Lucas Arnes. Barronett Civic Club members extend gratitude to all the volunteers for helping to make this year’s Colorfest one of the best ever. Did you get a chance to watch the total eclipse of the moon on Sunday evening? Lynn Thon, Duane and I watched it from the comfort of Lynn’s deck. It was pretty amazing. It’s the first time I’ve ever taken the time to just sit, relax and watch the whole thing. Good thing too, because I guess the next time it happens I’ll be 90 years old. Probably won’t be able to see quite as well by that time. I have to admit, though, that we didn’t watch the entire time the shadow was going away because it was getting way too late. It was such a beautiful night. While we were watching the moon, we could see about a gazillion stars, too. Fall is a wonderful time of year. After eight years of inactivity (in this particular sport) Terry Goodrich finally entered a cowboy competition again. Not only did be enter, he took first place in his event. I didn’t ask him, but I kind of wonder if he was the only competitor in that event. Anyway, he was pretty happy about his performance, but even happier when someone bought a whole apple pie and gave it to him as a prize. Terry was packing things in his truck, and he set the pie on the roof while he finished with the other stuff. He thanked the person for the pie and said, “This probably won’t make it all the way home.” About 10 miles down the road he decided to find the pie and grab a quick slice of it. Whoops, he had forgotten to take it off the truck’s roof. He was right — it didn’t make it all the way home. I’m sure some bear was very happy to get the extra sugar to build up fat for his long winter nap. Maybe Terry is going to start making his own pies. Devon Snowbank gave him a recipe for Swedish apple

Dewey-LaFollette Gerry and Donna Hines came home Monday  after spending several days in the Twin Cities.  They visited family members each day.  On Sunday, Donna attended

pie. He said that it looked pretty simple to make, but that he hasn’t tried it yet. He also said that he needs a good recipe for potato salad and for bread pudding because he’s been craving those. Oh, and he would be willing to accept some samples along with the recipes. Nice try, Terry. Our family went down to Applebee’s in Stillwater on Sept. 25 for Savanna Marsh’s 19th birthday party, hosted by her dad, Jerry Marsh. We had a wonderful time visiting, laughing and eating. Savanna is working as a certified nursing assistant at the present time, and is planning to go on to school to become a registered nurse. We’re very proud of her. She’s grown into such a wonderful young woman. Before we got home from the birthday party, we had a call from Applebee’s. The manager left a message on our home phone saying that someone had found, and turned in, Duane’s checkbook. He hadn’t even noticed that it was missing. Jason Halas, who lives by Stillwater, went and picked it up for us the next day. He was helping his mom and stepdad at West Point Lodge by Spooner, and went miles out of his way to come to our house to deliver it. We really appreciated it. When Terry Goodrich and I were talking, he mentioned how honest people are around here. He talked about the wallet, cell phone and his dog that were all returned to rightful owners recently. He was wondering how often things like that happen in larger cities. Well, Terry, now we have one more example of that from Stillwater, well, two examples actually. The person who found the checkbook, and Jason who took time out of his very busy day to pick it up and bring it back to us. And, I told Terry a kind of long story about our son, Jerry, losing his wallet with his license, credit cards and money in the Twin Cities, and it was returned to him that very day, with everything still in it, by the lady who found it. I’m convinced that there are a lot more good people in this world than bad ones. Our garden is almost done. There are still carrots to dig, onions to pull, and acorn squash to pick, but everything else has been picked and canned or frozen. The only thing we can say about Duane’s experiment with a potato box is that it was a total failure. He worked so hard building that thing, putting up one board at a time and letting the potatoes grow that far and then putting up another board and covering them with dirt. It was about six boards high, and he finally took it apart this week. According to the article he read, we were suppose to get at least 100 pounds of potatoes in that 4-foot-square plot. Well, we got less than a 5-gallon bucket full. The dirt

by Karen Mangelsen a baby shower for her granddaughter, Kristie Holman. Over 70 people came to Northwoods Crossing Event Center on Tuesday evening for open mic night.  They helped Hank Mangelsen celebrate his 70th birthday and Nina Hines celebrate her 80th birthday. Recent visitors of Lida Nordquist have been Richard, Rick, Robb Funk, Nate Fisk, Jim and Jan Schott, Donna Hines and Marlene Swearingen. Karen and  Hank Mangelsen and Gerry and Donna Hines visited Nina and Lawrence Hines on Thursday afternoon.  They wished Nina a happy birthday. Rod Kral and Colin, Chad and Chris Harrison were weekend visitors of Lawrence and Nina Hines. Jean Kissack and Mary Shepherd were guest speakers at Lakeview UM Church Sunday morning.  Jean gave a short history of how the Methodist Women were first organized as a group.  Mary spoke about homelessness in our local area, and how the surrounding counties are trying to provide for those who need food and shelter. Mark Hines visited Donna and Gerry Hines on Sunday afternoon. Sympathy is extended to Lisa and Amy Mangelsen and other family members due to the death of Lisa and Amy’s mother, Rose Mangelsen.  A time of gathering in remembrance of Rose will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, from 2-6 p.m., at Northwoods Crossing Event Center in Siren.  Rose was 68.  

was completely waterlogged, and we found more night crawlers than we did potatoes. He probably won’t try that again next year. Randy Lehmann and John Libra traveled from their home in Portland, Ore., to Barronett on Saturday to spend a couple of days with family. On Saturday afternoon, Don, Anitia, Gary, Cheryl, Aaron, Erin, Miles and Charley Lehmann and Mary Jane Griffin visited with Randy and John at the Lehmann hunting shack. Gary made his delicious homemade pizza for everyone. Anitia brought a couple of totes of family photos, and they all had a very good time going through them and separating them into family groups to distribute to others. Anitia said that they sorted pictures until about 8 that evening, and still haven’t started on the second tote. That evening Craig, Deb, Ryan, Suzy, Miriah and Tru Lehmann and Jeremy Olson joined the group and they all visited until very late that night. Anitia said that it was just wonderful having all her sons (and of course their spouses, children and grandchildren) together again. The women of Barronett Lutheran will be meeting in the church basement this Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. I know one item on the agenda is to plan for a potluck brunch in October. We’ll find out from Jennifer Snowbank, our treasurer, how we did at the pie-and-ice-cream social, too. Hope you can make it to the meeting. That’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Hope you have a great week and are able to enjoy this beautiful fall weather. Hug your family. See you next time.

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by Helen V. Pederson

It was a little overcast on Monday morning. Temperatures were in the low 60s with a little wind. We can’t complain as we have had a good supply of rain mixed up with nice sunny days. I’m sure you have been watching the Pope on TV. He seems like a very personable person. The United States kept him really busy. Very interesting to watch. Now, it’s on to the debates and the election. We welcome two new couples here to Glenview: Nate and Annie Collins and Joe and Jean Weinig. We’re sure you will find this a great place to be. Last Monday, my grandson, Chad White, and his girlfriend, Danielle, stopped to see Jeff Pederson and me on their way to Canada to fish and hunt moose. Good luck to them. Visiting Lillian Ullom over the weekend were her sisters, Louise and Margaret Jones. They were supper guests of Frank Mortensen on Sunday night. At my age when a girl flirts with me in the movies, she’s after my popcorn.

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Spooner teacher orchestrates second life for musical instrument Danielle Danford | Staff writer SPOONER — About 20 years ago, Tim Kern of Spooner was invited to a celebration by a friend. His friend was a nun who lived at The Servants of Mary in Ladysmith. While enjoying the gathering, Kern encountered an instrument that made a lasting impression. “I just sat down and played and thought, wow, this is a really nice pipe organ,” said Kern, who is a music teacher at the Spooner Elementary School. In 2010, The Servants of Mary closed their doors and the beautiful pipe organ, like many items at the home, was appraised and put up for sale. Last fall, on a hunch, Kern contacted his friend about what had happened to the pipe organ. “She didn’t know but passed the information on to another nun who just happened to be in charge of making the decision about what to do with the organ,” said Kern. It wasn’t long after that Kern was gifted the pipe organ. “This just happened to fall into my lap and I just wanted to share it with every-

body,” said Kern, who has donated the instrument to the Spooner High School. The 1951 Wicks pipe organ, made in Highland, Ill., is somewhat of a well-known brand in the pipe organ business and has a variety of uses. According to Kern the instrument can be used for accompaniment in plays and recitals, as a teaching instrument and has a wide range musical uses in genres from jazz to classical. “It was one of the most technologically precise moving mechanical machines that produced music, it had to have more working parts that had to work more precisely than a clock,” said Kern. With the help of fundraising efforts, Kern hired Ulm Orgelwerke Inc. to remove the pipe organ and have it moved from Ladysmith to the Ulm Orgelwerke organ shop in Luck. There the pipe organ was reassembled and worked on. “Organist Tim Grenz from Chetek is professional and approved the organ function and sound,” said Howard Nolte, who has been running Ulm Orgelwerke for 50 years. Once the organ was restored

Professional organist Tim Grenz checks the pipe organ’s function and sound at the Ulm Orgelwerke shop in Luck where the organ now waits to be moved into the Spooner High School auditorium. — Photos submitted

The Spooner High School auditorium has been prepared to have a 1951 Wicks pipe organ installed thanks to efforts of Tim Kern and those that raised the funds for its relocation and restoration. There is still a need for funds to complete the organ’s final journey to its new home.

Praying around the flagpole

The Shell Lake students gathered around the flagpole on Wednesday, Sept. 23, for the See You at the Pole prayer gathering, which is a national event held in the fall. The student-initiated prayer is a religious expression that is legal under the Constitution. — Photo by Larry Samson

to its quality sound it was disassembled and made ready for the move to its home in the Spooner High School auditorium. “We’re at the point now where the organ is ready to come in but we need more funds to move it the rest of the way,” said Kern. However, the move and installation of the instrument will cost an additional $12,000 that neither Kern nor the school district can supply. “To be truthful I’m hoping people will be interested enough that they would care to send a donation and help get it the rest of the way in,” said Kern. The Spooner Area School District is handling the finan-

cial account that supports the pipe organ project. Kern explained he is not involved with the finances. “The plan is to get it in place and then there it is forever,” said Kern. When the instrument is installed in the Spooner High School auditorium Kern explained the organ console, where the keys are, will sit down below the pipes. The organ is constructed uniquely, where there is adequate room for students to access the pipes and get into the case to see how it works. A thought that has Kern excited for the future learning and entertainment possibilities.

Invasive buckhorn education and control event

STONE LAKE — The Washburn County Land Conservation Department and St. Croix-Red Cedar Cooperative Weed Management Area are hosting an educational event on buckthorn. The event is set for Thursday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.1 p.m., at the Stone Lake Wetland Park. There will be a brief discussion on buckthorn’s environmental impacts, along with some hands-on herbicide application. Please dress for the weather and bring a lunch. Common and glossy buckthorn are invasive shrubs or small trees found

throughout Wisconsin that are destroying wildlife habitat and food sources and outcompeting native plants. The wetland park is 17.4 acres with 600 feet of boardwalk that leads through a marsh to trails winding through the woods to a gazebo overlooking Stone Lake and the Canadian National Railroad. Much of the property is covered with buckthorn and wetland members have been trying to control it. Contact Lisa Burns for more information at 715-468-4654 or lburns@ — from WCLCD



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Lakers varsity team takes on Lake Holcombe/Cornell Knights

Shell Lake quarterback Zach Melton and Dominic Hopke did a running pass pattern in the first quarter.

Photos by Danielle Danford

Shell Lake High School students attended the Friday night game on Sept. 25 in support of the team.

The Shell Lake varsity football team took on the Lake Holcombe/Cornell Knights at Shell Lake on Friday, Sept. 25. Pictured are Laker linemen Tyler Rognholt, No. 24, Isaac Haines, No. 73, and Dominic Hopke, No. 33.

Players were listening to what coach Mark Lehnherr and coach Jim Herman had to say during a time-out. Players visible are Tyler Rognholt, No. 24, Jack Skluzacek, No. 63, and Isaac Haines, No. 73.

Rails win Heart O’North golf championship

Dewitt named Player of the Year

LADYSMITH/SPOONER — The Spooner Rails golf team took the Heart O’North Conference Championship title after competing in Ladysmith on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The Rails placed first with a meet score of 357 and 31 final points. Spooner went back to back, winning the conference in 2014 and now again in 2015. Jim Anderson coaches the team. In addition to being named to the allconference team, Dani Dewitt was named Player of the Year, having won the maximum number of points with a perfect individual season. Other Rails named to the Heart O’North All-Conference team were Maddie Friedman and Sydney Busch. Individual scores in conference competition were Dewitt, 83; Friedman, 86; Rachel Johnson, 93; Busch, 95 and Lyndsey Hanson 97. In the Monday, Sept. 14, match in Ladysmith, Dewitt was the medalist with 41. Other Spooner scores were Johnson 48; Busch 45; Hanson, 45; and Friedman, 46. The team scores were Spooner, 177; Ladysmith, 211; and Cumberland, 226. Heart O’North Conference Place Player First Dani Dewitt Second Camry Rodgers Third Lauren Trembly Fourth Kendra Maki Fifth Rachel Radcliff Sixth Kerrigan Ekholm Seventh Maddie Friedman Eighth Kennedy Patrick Ninth Sydney Busch Tenth Kala Raboin

On Thursday, Sept. 17, Spooner hosted Northwestern and Luck/Unity when Dewitt was the medalist with 41 and the team took first with a score of 179. Northwestern was 206 to Luck/Unity’s 212. Scores for Spooner were Johnson, 50; Busch, 46; Hanson, 47; and Friedman, 45. Spooner hosted the competition between the Rails, Superior and Chetek/ Weyerhaeuser on Monday, Sept. 21. Team scores were Spooner, 180; Superior, 207; and Chetek/Weyerhaeuser, 212. Dewitt was the medalist with 41. Spooner scores included Johnson, 48; Busch, 45; Hanson, 46 and Friedman, 48. — with information from the Spooner Athletic Department

Heart O’ North Conference Championship results

Meet Spooner Hayward Cumberland Ladysmith Northwestern Superior Luck/Unity Chetek/ Weyerhaeuser Barron

Score Final 357 31 362 29 406 19 407 18 408 18 431 11 441 10 441 483

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Three members of the Spooner golf team were named all-conference. They are (L to R): Maddie Friedman, Dani Dewitt (Player of the Year) and Sydney Busch.

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Members of the Rails golf team shown (L to R): Coach Jim Anderson, Maddie Friedman, Dani Dewitt, Rachel Johnson, Sydney Busch and Lyndsey Hanson. — Photos submitted



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Spooner celebrates their homecoming

ABOVE: Freshmen Emma Salquist and Adrianna Chido are participating in their first of many homecoming parades. This is what memories are made of. LEFT: Jon Johnson and Abby Dubek react as the 2014 homecoming king, Desi Fielding, crowns Johnson the 2015 homecoming king. RIGHT: Sophia Meaux carries Levi Neubich in a humorous twist as they are introduced.

Photos by Larry Samson

LEFT: Annika Patrick is showing her colors at the Spooner all-school homecoming pep rally held Friday, Sept. 25. Students from the middle and elementary school walked over to the pep rally so they could participate.

Julia Corbin and Grace Zeien sport Spooner Rails eye shadow to show their support for the Spooner Rails. Homecoming isn’t just for high school students, this is how you build school spirit.

Spooner third-grade teacher Danielle Williams and her students enjoyed the festive pep rally. The elementary students beat out the middle school students in performing the loudest cheer.

Seniors Jon Johnson and Mackenzie Paffel were crowned 2015 homecoming king and queen on Friday, Sept. 25, at the all-school pep rally.

The students of St. Francis de Sales School show their pride and their support for the Spooner Rails.



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Spooner wins homecoming 38-13

Larry Samson | Staff writer SPOONER — The Spooner Rails came away with a 38-13 win over their conference rivals, Ladysmith Friday, Sept. 25. The homecoming victory was important in keeping Spooner alive in the playoff selection process. The Rails have three important games left if they plan to make the playoffs. They will travel to Barron on Friday, Oct. 2, the following week they will host Bloomer, and they will finish out the season with Hayward. In the Friday, Sept. 25, game, Spooner scored first when they took the ball into the end zone in the first series of plays. This set the tone of the game as Tim Meister scored on a 4-yard run. Doug Scheel, playing for an injured Desi Fielding, ran the ball over from the 4-yard line for the second touchdown. Ladysmith answered back with two quick touchdowns and Spooner had a one-point lead when

Spooner quarterback Tanner Schafer scored from the three-point line on a quarterback sneak. Spooner put the game away in the fourth quarter on two Scheel touchdowns. Holding penalties resulted in one Spooner touchdown being called back while Ladysmith had two called back. Spooner rushed for 418 yards compared to 167 for Ladysmith. Spooner had 73 yards in the air while Ladysmith put up 145 yards. Spooner controlled the game with 25 first downs. Scheel had 206 yards rushing, Meister had 167, Chase Melton and Bryce Carroll each had 13 yards. Brandon Jepson had three receptions for 50 yards, and Reilly Hotchkiss had 18 yards on two receptions.

Photos by Larry Samson

Defensive end Chase Davies brings down the Ladysmith runner as Josh Melton and Brett Jepson close in to help him.

Doug Scheel, behind the blocking of Brandon Jepson, rushes 48 yards for his second touchdown of the game. He had 206 yards for the game and three touchdowns against Ladysmith Friday, Sept. 25.

Tim Meister breaks two tackles on this run. Meister broke the game wide open when he took the ball upfield on four carries and a touchdown to put the Rails ahead on the first series of plays. He rushed 167 yards for the game.

Hole-in-one recorded at Spooner Golf Club Tim Meister scores the first touchdown in this play. Spooner never looked back as they rolled over Ladysmith 38-13 in their homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 25.

SPOONER – On Saturday, Sept. 19, Spooner Golf Club recorded another holein-one for this year. Bill Gipp aced the sec-

ond hole, which measures at 137 yards, with a 7-iron. — from SGC

It’s junior bowling time SPOONER — Are you interesting in joining a junior bowling league to learn a lifetime sport? Participants must be 6 years of age as of Aug. 1 to participate. Registration is set for Wednesday, Oct. 14, 5-7 p.m., at Northwoods Lanes in Spooner. To sign up, please bring your email address, parent date of birth and the size of youth shirt. Bowling starts Saturday, Oct. 24, 9

a.m. Certified coaches will be there at all times. There will be several tournaments throughout the year, and the state tournament will be held April 9 and 10, 2016, in Green Bay. Coaches are Marcy and Rick Bradway and Robyn Pollei. For more information, call 715-635-2109 or 715-468-7968. — from Junior Bowling League

Sando gets hole in one Mark Nauertz is riding high on Russell Bacon’s shoulders as the team celebrates at the end of the game. It’s a tradition for the team, fans and community members pose for the victory photo at the south end of the field.

SPOONER — On Sunday, Sept. 20, Spooner Golf Club recorded another holein-one for this year. Jack Sando aced the fourth hole, which

measures at 175 yards, with a 5 hybrid. — from SGC



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Shell Lake JV takes first place in tournament Cassidy Skattebo and Natalie Jury led the Laker attack at the net as Shell Lake took first place in the Shell Lake JV Tournament held Saturday, Sept. 26. They lost only one game, beating out second-place Grantsburg, who had two losses for the day. Spooner, LCO, Bruce, Glenwood City, Shell Lake and Grantsburg competed in the tournament.

Photos by Larry Samson

Sydney Schunck and Madison LaFave go up to block the ball at the tournament the Lakers hosted on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Bailee Hanson sets the ball as teammates Sydney Schunck and Madison LaFave watch and anticipate.

Arianna Schreiber blocks the spike from the Glenwood City player. The Lakers played the net and in many games they controlled the net as they won nine games and lost one to win the tournament.

Spooner soccer over Cumberland Larry Samson | Staff writer CUMBERLAND/SPOONER — The Spooner/Shell Lake soccer team defeated Cumberland 3-2 on Monday, Sept. 21, at Cumberland. The win was their first of the year, a year in which the young team has made great improvement. Coach Jon Hansen is coaching his first year at the varsity level and has come up through the Spooner youth program. His style of soccer has made the Rails more competitive in a conference dominated by the schools in Western Wisconsin. The larger Twin City suburban schools have a stronger soccer mentality. The Spooner/

Shell Lake youth program will give the players the skills needed to compete at the varsity level. Spooner played Somerset on Tuesday, Sept. 22, in a home game and came away with a 0-9 loss. Spooner will travel to Amery on Thursday, Oct. 1, for a Middle Border Conference game. On Saturday, Oct. 3, they will host Baldwin/Woodville. On Tuesday, Oct. 6, they will host Hayward.

Photos by Larry Samson

Andy Bunting with a header. Soccer is a game where you can use your head but not your hands while on field.

Midfielder AJ Buchman tries to block the ball to keep it in the Somerset side.



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Spooner loses two conference matches

Larry Samson | Staff writer SPOONER — The Spooner Rails volleyball team is still trying to find their game as they lost two conference matches last week. On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the team traveled to Ladysmith where they lost the match in three games, 7-25, 9-25 and 9-25. On Thursday, Sept. 24, they hosted Barron and lost again in three matches, 8-25, 17-25 and 10-25. In the matchup with Ladysmith, coach Melissa Smith said, “Taylor Shutt stepped in to make 40 passes in the match. Kayla

Boutwell was our leading server. Carson Johannes, Emmie Bassett, Jenna Curtis and Meagan Vander Heyden all led us with hits. Kayla Boutwell gave us 29 sets as our setter in game one and two and Hannah Kastner gave us 20 in game three. We will continue to work hard as a team and make improvements.” In the matchup with Barron, the Spooner team came out cold and got behind early and could not catch up as Barron won 8-25. In the second game, Spooner played a strong defensive game and made it closer, losing 17-25. Smith said, “We made a few adjustments and made some improvements. We rallied for every point, but ended up losing 17-25.” In game three, Boutwell stepped out of setter into right side hitter and Kastner stepped in to set. Both did a great job working with each other. Vander Heyden moved from middle hitter to outside hitter and continues to show passion for the sport from any position. “Emmie Bassett gave us many great swings and hits,” stated Smith. On Saturday, Oct. 10, Spooner will travel to Chetek to play in the Heart O’North Conference Tournament.

Emmie Bassett goes on the attack as her teammates, Carson Johannes and Kayla Boutwell, watch and anticipate.

Photos by Larry Samson

Danika McCumber sets the ball for Megan Vander Heyden.

LEFT: In keeping with the 950th Appreciation Week and homecoming week, the Spooner volleyball players wore military socks for the game.

Emmie Bassett and Megan Vander Heyden try to block the Barron spike. Spooner lost in three games to Barron in their match held Thursday, Sept. 24.

Great fall weather for running cross country

BARRON — It was a beautiful day and a great day to run for the Lakers when they ran in Barron on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The Barron course offers the students some flat areas, hills and open and wooded ground, so when the team runs that course everyone has a little bit of what they like. At the Barron meet there were a total of 127 girls running and 138 boys running in the high school competition. For the middle school there was 116 girls and 96 boys running the course. “We had 90 percent of the students improve their times by running their fastest times of the year and six improved their times from last year at this same meet,” commented coach Katrina Granzin.   Improving from last year were Daniel

Parish, Linden Nelson, Marty Anderson, Nathaniel Swan, Brittany Clark and Frances Kevan. The team ran Monday, Sept. 28, at Hayward. They are set to run Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Hayward before the conference meet in Bruce on Tuesday, Oct. 13. — with information from Shell Lake Athletic Department

Results for Shell Lake High school girls Julia Pokorny 24:41.2 Ali Deladi 25:03.6 Katie Cox 28:15.1 Ashlea Meister 26:06.2 Clare Walker 26:13.6 Emma Crosby 31:33.1

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Alyssa Hodgett Alecia Knoop Emily Parish Meredith Kevan

32:54.4 126th 30:17.1 107th DNC DNC

High school boys Daniel Parish 20:32.0 51st Linden Nelson 20:43.7 58th Nathaniel Swan 22:48.2 99th Marty Anderson 22:28.6 95th Phabien Sturtze   25:49.3 127th Luke Savas 26:09.5 129th Konstantin Medvedev DNC Ulan Kozegenov 23:32.0 109th Middle school boys Landon Deneen Malachi Trudell Isaac Hopke

12:58.3 40th 13:34.9 54th 13:29.4 53rd

Nathan Scott Elliot Scott Ethan Lyga Jayden Hodgett Eli Fritz

Middle school girls Brittany Clark Frances Kevan Madeline Naglosky Daya Lawrence Hadley Tims Mary Clark Michaela Hayes Hannah Schultz

13:21.0 51st 14:43.2 69th DNC 14:55.1 72nd DNC 11:54.1 11:54.8 15:02.2 14:26.1 DNC DNC 18:28.3 18:35.4

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Pack 51 welcomes new members Shell Lake Pack 51 has added to its numbers since its registration night earlier this month. — Photos by Stephanie Whiteside

Cheer squad returns to Spooner High School in March for approval for the Danielle Danford | Staff writer WIAA sanction part,” said Snyder. SPOONER — “Cheerleading In the short term Snyder’s goal for has a very long-standing trathe team is to become a cheer and dition in Spooner,” said Holly stunt squad. Snyder, head coach for the new “When I was in high school we Spooner High School cheer were very stunt orientated and we squad. The squad made its unofcould do things where we would ficial debut on Friday, Sept. 25, for toss girls up into the air, really the Spooner High School varsity athletic maneuvers and it was rehomecoming football game. Enally a lot of work and a lot of fun,” thusiastic students and coaches said Snyder. Just four months ago practiced every night in preparaSnyder was involved in protests tion for the game but it was hard against alleged mistreatment of to tell that the squad had less than school district personnel but now a week of practice. she’s technically stepped into “They were amazing. They rethose ranks. A step that could apally stepped it up and helped pear surprising but she explained cheer the Rails on to victory,” said that she didn’t want differences in Snyder, a former Spooner cheeropinions negatively impacting her, leader. It  has been more than 10 Spooner students or the Spooner years since the Spooner High community. School has had a cheer squad; it “My main consideration has was disbanded in 2002, but Snyalways been the students in our der decided it was time to bring school district and I think it’s very the cheer squad back to the school possible to maybe not share the and community.  same opinions on certain subjects “It was something I’ve always with people but work together wanted to do. I’ve wanted to for a greater good and common coach a cheer squad because I cause by helping the students with was a cheerleader at Spooner something like this, a positive exHigh School and it was such a perience,” she said. According to positive experience for me,” she Snyder the cheer squad itself is said. Through her experiences on an example of people working tothe squad Snyder learned leadergether to create something great. ship skills, built her confidence “We realize that there might be a and made lasting friendships.  little bit of a challenge ahead start“Helping shape and guide stuing out. People, especially students and helping them to have dents, have developed their own fun while learning life lessons traditions for games but we’re just was something I really wanted to trying to work with everyone,” do,” said Snyder. In terms of timing, Snyder said she felt Spooner The Spooner High School’s new cheer squad made its debut on Friday, Sept. 25, for the Spooner High School var- she said. The squad will be workneeds school and community sity homecoming football game. The co-ed squad will hold official tryouts in mid-October. Shown back row (L to R): ing with the high school spirit spirit more than ever.  Courtney Gardner, Elizabeth Kielkucki, Mariah Michniewicz and Tiana Barrett. Front: Miya Honeycutt, Ashleigh Clark, club and student council, which happened already for last Friday’s “There’s so much more to being and Annika Patrick. — Photo by Larry Samson homecoming football game. involved in a cheer squad than  “The cheer squad worked with that stereotype,” she said.  The the football team, the spirit club, purpose of the squad is to foster have to purchase brand-new uniforms Lindsey Magnus and Monique Clark. school and community spirit, encourage and poms and, you know, everything, Four of five coaches are former cheer- students, parents and community memcrowd attendance and involvement at the whole nine yards, but we’re also in a leaders themselves. The squad will also bers to make the Spooner homecoming sporting events, build teamwork, leader- budget deficit with the school,” said Sny- only be cheering for home games this 2015 football game a memorable event ship, confidence and athleticism. Snyder der. To help alleviate the financial burden year and abstaining from doing stunts or and I am so proud of each and every one explained that the squad’s start-up year the squad will be self-sustaining through tumbling to avoid the need for liability in- of them,” said Snyder. The squad won’t make another appearwill be different than following years, fundraising efforts and, they hope, spon- surance. largely because the timing for tryouts is sorships. The coaching positions are vol“We are hoping to be WIAA sanctioned ance until Thursday, Dec. 10, for the first off and how the squad will be funded.   unteer as well. Those coaches are Tracy next year, the 2016-17 school year, so we home boys basketball game. “This first year obviously it’s different Fields, Bri Saavedra, Tammy Ackerson, will actually go to the school board again because were just starting out and we


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Lavina Marie Poulson Lavina Marie Poulson, 93, passed away Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at her residence in Spooner. She was born Nov. 17, 1921, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the daughter of John and Elsie (nee Brich)

Waugh. She was united in marriage to William Robert “Bill” Poulson on Oct. 24, 1942, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Lavina loved to be outdoors, traveling and watching wildlife. She was an avid gardener of both indoor and outdoor flowers. She was an excellent cook and skilled at multiple sewing crafts, including custom embroidery, cross-stitching and crocheting afghans. Most of all,

Lavina loved her family and friends. She is survived by her children, William (Paula) Poulson, New Auburn, and Pat (Bob) Jacobs, Eureka, Mont.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Beverly Jean Miller, Council Bluffs, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Lavina was preceded in death by her beloved hus-

band, Bill; and her brothers, Robert and Harry Waugh. All services and interment will be held privately. For additional information, please contact Dahl Funeral Home in Spooner at 715-635-2918 or

Eugene “Gene” Dahlgren Eugene “Gene” Dahlgren, 72, Lino Lakes, Minn., formerly of Shell Lake, passed away of natural causes on Aug. 19, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Goldean. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Nancy; children, Tammy (Tom) Keran,

David (Lisa), Mike (Anne Keller), and Jason; seven grandchildren, extended family and friends. Gene was an avid deer hunter and outdoorsman. He was a 28-year employee of Dynamic Air. He will be greatly missed. A service for the committal of his cremains will be held at the Lakeside Cemetery in Barronett at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. A Celebration of Life with lunch will take place at the Barronett Community Center immediately after burial.

Washburn County Area Humane Society



ou’ve heard this before, it is once again true, We have lots of cats, oh my, what will we do? They all need good homes and it’s so hard to wait, Plus, how to choose just one, when there’s 28. We have a wide range, some as young as 5 weeks, Different colors and sizes, each one is unique. Longhair or short, we have older cats, too, Some quiet, some crazy, there’s one just for you. You’d like more than one? Just what we love to hear, The cats think that’s great, they will give a cat cheer. It’s true, you should hear them; we hope you stop in, And if you stop once, we know you’ll stop again. Cats for adoption:  10-week-old male white/black shorthair tiger; two 4-month-old female black/brown/ white shorthair tigers; 11-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; 3-year-old neutered white/gray shorthair; two 5-month-old shorthair black/white tigers; 4-year-old neutered gray/white shorthair and a 3-year-old female shorthair tortie. 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. Please remember to spay and neuter your pets.  Low-income assistance available through our SNAP program.

Senior lunch menu

Monday, Oct. 5: Boneless pork chop in mushroom sauce, steamed rice, peas and carrots, applesauce. Tuesday, Oct. 6: Creamy scalloped potatoes with ham, roasted brussels sprouts, spice cake. Wednesday, Oct. 7: Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, steamed broccoli, oatmeal raisin cookie. Thursday, Oct. 8: Hearty beef stew, homemade biscuit, tossed salad with dressing, fudge brownie. Friday, Oct. 9: Cook’s choice.

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

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Minong, Monday, Oct. 5: BBQ ribs, cook’s choice potato, fresh salad bar, dessert. Call 715-466-4448 for reservations. Suggested donation is $5.

Evening of spiritual encouragement set SHELL LAKE — The Compassion Connection, Shell Lake, will be presenting an evening of spiritual encouragement and inspiration. The evening of speakers will be Saturday, Oct. 3, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Erika Quam Theatre in Shell Lake. Among those speaking will be Alex W.,

Shell Lake; Diane H., Cumberland; and Gene M., Amery, who is the coordinator for the Came to Believe Retreats. Coffee and refreshments will be served. All are welcome. For more information, please call Bob at 715-296-8326. - from Compassion Connection

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Local favorites Jason Rabuck and Eric Schubring are both accomplished musicians in their own right. But together they’re Brave Cowboy, a vibrant and inspired blend of folk, blues, rock and original music. Like the heroic figure in Edward Abbey’s book, Brave Cowboy refuses to be labeled, branded or otherwise fenced in. Reserve now to take in Brave Cowboy in concert at the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre, 605 1st St. in Shell Lake, on Friday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. All seats can be reserved online at or by calling  715-4684387. — Photo submitted

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

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

St. Alban’s

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

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

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


St. Joseph’s Catholic

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

St. Catherine’s Catholic

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

St. Francis de Sales

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

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

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

Full Gospel

Spooner Baptist

Church of the Nazarene

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


Northwoods Baptist


Long Lake Lutheran Church

Shell Lake Full Gospel


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.

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

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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


Spooner Wesleyan

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

Cornerstone Christian

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

United Methodist

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

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

Faith Lutheran

Pastor Steve Miller Sunday Worship 9 a.m.

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

Sarona Methodist

he Bible warns about guarding our tongue. Words can do damage, as well as build up. We’ve all felt the harm of spiteful words. Words also can destroy God’s intended blessings. Hear good words 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.


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Trego Community Church

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

United Methodist

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

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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

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Sunday, October 4, 2015 Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost s James was preparing to leave for the weekend, the vice president called him into his office and asked A him to sit down across the desk from him. In a somber

voice he said, “I’m sorry, James, but we are reducing the sales staff and this was your last day with this company. Here’s a severance check that will help you make the transition.” Now he was not only out of work but facing a difficult job market. He was overwhelmed with the prospect of going home and telling his wife the news. She was a stay-at-home mom with a child that was paralyzed from an automobile accident. He could not help but ask, “Where’s God in all of this? Is he for me or against me?” Those certainly are fair questions. Life often is one storm after another. None of us escape the crashing waves or the fierce winds and the storms that we cannot escape. Sometimes they come swiftly. Other times they seem to brew slowly and painfully. Often a problem that started as a whispering breeze turns out to be a tornado. The Psalmist said, “Deep calls to deep … all your waves and breakers have swept over me.” It sounds as though he is accusing God of a conspiracy. But that is not true. He wants us to realize that our God is a God who, in the midst of life’s storms, will never forsake us. Think of it this way: In the depth of life’s storms and in the midst of life’s sorrows, God wants us to call on him for the depth of his sympathy and support. He is ever-present and all-powerful and his grace is more than sufficient. Never forget that whatever sorrow we experience in our lives Jesus experienced it before us. He has been there, endured that and understands our greatest sorrows and deepest needs.

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Grandparents Day held at St. Francis

Reise and Liam Brierton posing with their babcia, Ceclia Brierton. Babcia is Polish for grandmother.

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Marge Golat has her hands full with her grandchildren. Shown (L to R): Brady, Kenneth and Matthew Beres with Marianne Golat sitting on Marge’s lap. Bailey Hinkfuss with her grandmother, Janet Hinkfuss. LEFT: Sophia Smith spent the day with two grandmothers, Lynn Smith and Bonnie Davis.

RIGHT: Dave and Ellen Schmitz spent the day in school with their grandchildren, Oliver and Henry Schmitz. Grandparents Day was held Wednesday, Sept. 23, at St. Francis de Sales School.


by Marian Furchtenicht

Sunday night’s excitement was the total eclipse of the big harvest moon that lasted nearly an hour. It was called the super blood moon. Hope you saw it. A little more color is showing up in the trees every day. The geese are back from I don’t know where. They are working the cornfields where they chopped off silage corn and have been honking up a storm. This weekend is the big Stone Lake Cranberry Festival with lots going on up there. It’s also the end-of-the-year potluck picnic at Whitetail Ridge Campground at 6 p.m. with live music by Rob Knowlton at 8 p.m. Keith and Vicki Halverson are proud grandparents again. Baby Gabriella Vivian was born to Josh and Jessie Bach. Welcome, little one, and congratulations. Al and Jolene Loew joined their daughter, Sue, and her husband and grandson Andrew and his new girlfriend for her birthday at the Texas Roadhouse in Eau Claire and got to meet her. She is a second-year nursing student

Dewey Country What a beautiful fall we are having here in Dewey Country. Yes, it’s so nice and warm I could live in these days forever. Sunday was the last Sunday in September. How fast time goes. I believe the older we get the faster time goes. A very happy anniversary to Buzz and Donna LaPorte as they enjoy their special day together with many more to come on Oct. 8. Happy birthday wishes go out to my niece, Beth Hansen, on Oct. 8, with many more to come. Chuck and Dixie Andrea, a very happy anniversary to both of you on Oct. 8 when you enjoy 55 years together. Duane Johnson, a very happy birthday to you on Oct. 9. May you enjoy many more birthdays. Stephanie Lawrence, a very happy birthday to you on Oct. 9 when you enjoy your special day. Stephanie is my niece. Happy birthday to Beau Skluzacek and to John Rawling as you enjoy your special day Oct. 9 with more to come. Oct. 10, a very happy birthday to Kimmy Sahlstrom on her special day with lots more to come. Happy birthday to Robin Major and also to Clint Stariha when they enjoy that special day with many more to come on Oct. 11. A very happy birthday to Ethan Melton, to Brandon Dahlstrom and to Dede Lawrence all on Oct. 12. Many more to you. Oct. 13, a very happy birthday to Julie Blatterman as she enjoys her special day with many more to come. Oct. 14, a very happy anniversary to Peg and John Pockat as they enjoy 49 years together with more to come. Also al very happy anniversary to Doug and Karen Vanderhoof who enjoy 38 years together on Oct. 14 with many more to come. Also a very happy anniver-

at Buffalo, Minn. Al and Jolene went to Villa Park, Ill., to take in a couple of class reunions over the weekend at the school where he was on the faculty. It’s their daughter Sue’s 40th birthday and some old friends’, 50th reunion. The Frey kids were all at their folks, Anton and Gloria’s, on Sunday for brunch and to celebrate the September birthdays. Grandpa Ken Harmon also joined them. Bob Mallard stopped by Anton and Gloria’s and brought them a bushel of apples, so they got them all peeled. I haven’t been feeling the best. I sure have some concerned and thoughtful kids and friends, stopping in all week to perk me up. On Wednesday Vicki Gee-Treft came and made us lunch and we had a nice visit. Thursday, Al and Jolene Loew visited and brought a pretty bouquet of flowers. Mavis Schlapper and her little dog, Daisy, stopped on the way home from the groomer and had some lunch with me. Wednesday, Janet Zimmerman

came, bringing a loaf of caraway rye, so we had supper together. Sunday visitors were my sister, Sharon, and Merle Wilber from Webster. Then my kids stopped by real often, so it’s been a busy week and I’m feeling much better. How could I not? Happy birthday to Ann Reed and Max Elliott, Oct. 1; Bryan Ripplinger, Sandi Scheffel, Becky Kubista and Gregg Schindeldecker, Oct. 2; Chane Hutton, Carlotta Romsos, Mickey Linton and Knox Okonek, Oct. 3; Virginia Stodola and Sandy Chartrand, Oct. 4; Zachary Lord, Oct. 5; John Duch, Mick Rummel, Richie Quinton, Craig Richter and Dick Nelson, Oct. 6; Marcy Keup, Karl Okonek, Becka Cusick and Joe Elbe, Oct. 7. A very happy anniversary to these couples: Adam and Kelsey Lyon and Steve and Jody Knoop, Oct. 1; Jake and Julie West, Oct. 3; Roger and Cindy Furchtenicht, Oct. 4; and Andy and Kathy Johnson, Oct. 6.

by Pauline Lawrence sary to Travis and Ashley Vanderhoof as they enjoy their special day. A very happy birthday to my nephew, Gene Quam, on Oct. 14, and also to Melissa Crosby on Oct. 14 with many more to come. Diane Hulleman has been working at the free clinic in Rice Lake. She tells us her granddaughter, Kate Schnell, is engaged. Kate is living in Washington. Diane tells us her sister, Joyce, and she will be going to see their sister, Elaine, one of these days. Oct. 10 is the Clam River Tuesday Club fun night from 6-10 p.m. with lots of food, silent auction, music to dance to and much more. Come and have a wonderful time. Smith’s apple orchard is open for the season. Get out and enjoy Lynn’s baking along with some fresh apples. Gardens are being cleared out. It’s so great to see all those veggies lined up on the shelves, isn’t it? They stand so straight and tall, like soldiers waiting to see if they’re the next jar to be taken off the shelf and used. It’ll be great this winter when the wind blows and the snow falls and only having to go down into the basement to get a jar of whatever. Over the weekend, Jim Atkinson came to see his parents, Jim and Sandy Atkinson. Jim and his dad were putting up wood. Noel Beaufeaux came to the Atkinsons’ on Thursday and also Dan Otto came to help the Atkinsons with wood. Noel hunted and saw the big bear again not far from the Atkinsons’ house. Did you go outside Saturday evening, Sandy? Labor Day found Kate and Dave Kinde and children, Logan and Megan, Trent and Stephanie and children MaKenna and Conner and Kyle and his friend, joining the Doug Vanderhoofs for a cookout. Kate and Dave like the new house they built. Rory Vanderhoof was at Karen’s, loving up their dog. Those two have a special bond.

I understand Doug was coming with a chopper load of silage and riding with him was their dog. They got about to their driveway and the dog jumped out in a hurry to see his pal, Rory. Karen says she chops the corn and the two guys haul it and unload it. They’re chopping in the Israel and Quinton area. You know we haven’t had a freeze yet and it’s the end of September. Does anyone know when the next full moon is? That’s when it will freeze. Maybe about Oct. 18. A very happy anniversary to Steve and Jodie Knoop as they celebrate their anniversary Oct. 1. It’s been four years now. A very happy birthday to a very dear little girl, Izzy Jensen, on Oct. 1. Have a wonderful day, Izzy. Butch and Loretta VanSelus went to Eau Claire three times last week to see their son, Harold Stone. Butch tells us he gets so tired of driving. Harold, at this time, remains about the same. Butch is continuing to pick his raspberries, two quarts every other day. He says he’s been giving them away. How do we get on his list? You know at my house I have a problem. Yes, Rory finds where Ram hides his bones. He then goes and gets them and eats them. Well this week Ram hid his in his dog bed, and watching him, I got a good laugh. After doing his best to hide the bone he finally figured out he had to put something on top of it to hold it down, so he found a little truck from the grandkids and did his best to cover the bone. Then what did he do? Well he sat down in the dog bed and just dared Rory to come near him. He’s finally getting smart, I’d say! Those wild geese are a-flying over our farm. It’s that time of year. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!


by Mary Nilssen

This weekend is what everyone has been waiting for! The 37th-annual Cranberry Festival will begin 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 be a royalty coronation for the 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 Schoolhouse Wine Shop. There will be a cranberry pancake breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 7-11 a.m. at Stone Lake Fire Hall 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 downtown Stone Lake. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. on Main Street and Hwy. 70, with the Krate Derby immediately following the parade. First Lutheran Church of Stone Lake will sponsor its annual pie-and-ice-cream social on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church basement fellowship hall. There will also be a variety of baked goods and very unique quilts in various sizes on display and for sale in the church sanctuary. 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 be entered in the contest. Judging will begin at 11 a.m. and prizes awarded right after the contest ends. A big thank-you goes out to the many volunteers that decorated downtown Stone Lake with the beautiful cornstalks and palm grass. It is so festive looking. On Thursday, Oct. 8, a Buckthorn Field Day will be held in the Stone Lake Community Wetland Park. Washburn County Land and Water Conservation Department will be at the park with their trailer load of tools and equipment to teach folks how to tackle and eradicate buckthorn on their own properties. This is a great free training session with a plan to make eliminating buckMEETING NOTICE - CITY OF SHELL LAKE

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 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


The following coaching positions are available in the Shell Lake School District:

• High School Girls Basketball • High School Wrestling • Middle School Wrestling • High School Baseball • High School/Middle School Track

Interested persons should submit a letter of application to: Jim Campbell, Athletic Director School District of Shell Lake 271 Highway 63 Shell Lake, WI 54871 The Shell Lake School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, age, sex or sexual orientation, creed or religion, color, handicap or disability, marital status, citizenship or veteran status, national origin or ancestry, arrest or conviction record, use or nonuse of lawful products off district premises during nonworking hours or any other characteristic 635515 7r protected by law.

thorn so easy anyone can do it. The wetland park is a perfect site for this exercise as there are areas where it is just beginning to gain a foothold and other areas where it is out of control. Everyone who is interested is invited, and will meet up in the big parking lot next to the memory walk. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. so you should bring a lunch and something to drink. We hope you get great benefit from this free training session in your backyard. The Sand Lake dump will only be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday starting Oct. 3 and fees have increased to $3 per bag. The big day has arrived for the historical society! The new book honoring our Stone Lake pioneers is now available for purchase. It is entitled “Finding the Pioneers and Places in Early Stone Lake.” This project has involved many months of research so that no early settlers and their families would be omitted. Starting back in the late 1800s, brave pioneers began arriving in Stone Lake, some settling on the east side of the lake itself, and some on the west side. A county line eventually separated them, so this publication brings together Washburn and Sawyer counties, to tell their story. Original homesteads of more than 120 pioneer families have been located and marked, with both driving and biking tours mapped throughout each county. The book includes early plat maps which many will find extremely interesting. The book will be introduced and offered for sale Wednesday evening, at Red Schoolhouse Wines from 5-7 p.m. They can also be purchased Friday, Oct. 2, and Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Stone Lake Area Historical Society Museum. The museum will close for the season at 5 p.m. on Oct. 3, so further purchases can be made by contacting Connie Schield, 715-865-4940. The historical society newsletter in November will also contain information on how to purchase this detailed NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Tuesday, October 20, 2015 6:00 p.m. County Boardroom - Elliott Building - Shell Lake WI

Final public comments will be taken concerning the tentative map proposed by the Washburn County Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee in regard to the reduction of county board supervisory districts from 21 to 15, and as revised due to annexation. Map can be viewed at the county clerk’s office or on the county website at Questions can be directed to the County Clerk at 715-468-4600 or County board meeting will follow the hearing at a time to be 635611 7r specified.

HELP WANTED Funeral Director Assistant

This part-time position assists licensed funeral directors with daily funeral service responsibilities. This opportunity offers flexible hours during the daytime, evening and weekends. Duties include assisting with funeral services and visitations, responding to first calls and occasional longer distance driving. All applicants must have a valid WI driver’s license with a clean driving record and must be able to lift 100+ pounds.

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please email and 635627 7r an interview will be scheduled. Do not apply in person and no phone calls please.


WCEDC, a nonprofit corporation, is seeking a proven, selfstarting, results-oriented Director. The position is the contact person for WCEDC and Industrial Development Revolving Loan Fund. Candidates must have superior communication skills and ability to work effectively with business, government, funding agencies and others. Candidates must also have experience preparing business plans, assistance in completing financial statements, experience in business administration, public administration or marketing. Washburn County residency is preferred. This position is subject to: a background check, drug & alcohol test, written and oral interview and a 180-day probationary period. Applications due by 10-1-2015 and shall include a detailed resume specifically citing pertinent experience, application & waiver form; incomplete applications will not be considered. WCEDC is an equal opportunity employer. This full-time position is salaried at $48,000.00 annually. Interested applicants can request a complete job description and employment application form and background check waiver (required) by contacting: WCEDC Margie K. Quinn 208 Vine St. Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-8242

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account of how, when and where our area was settled, providing copies are still available. A limited number of books have been printed, so if you wish to reserve one or more, please let Connie know as soon as possible. The cost is $15 plus $2 if it must be mailed to the purchaser. The Stone Lake Music Night will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Lions hall. Please note the change to a later date. The Acoustic Ramblers and other local guests will be performing a great variety of music for all ages. Hope to see you there On Thursday, Nov. 12, there will be a veterans dinner at the Stone Lake Lions Hall at noon. The senior citizens will serve this meal. There will be a program which will include a tribute to Gen. Kissinger. Please call your reservation in to the senior center by calling 715-865-2025 or Betty Helwig at 715-865-5500. Have a fun time at the 37th-annual Cranberry Festival! Mary Nilssen can be reached at 715-865-4008 or


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

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


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(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 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.

CENTRAL BOILER OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE: Safe, clean, efficient wood heat, 25-year warranty available. Northwest Wisconsin Ent.  715-5307477 or 715-635-3511. 6-8rc Parcel II The Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4 NE1/4), Section 29, Township 40 North, Range 10 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin, EXCEPTING therefrom the South 989 feet and further EXCEPTING therefrom the West 660 feet. 65-006-2-4010-29-1-1-0010. Parcel III The North 166 feet of the South 332 feet of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (NW1/4 - SW1/4), Section 21, Township 40 North, Range 10 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin. 65006-2-40-10-21-3-2-0040. Parcel IV The South 330 feet of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SW1/4 SW1/4), Section 21, Township 40 North, Range 10 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin. 65-006-2-40-10-21-3-30030. Parcel V Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SW1/4 SW1/4), Section 21, Township 40 North, Range 10 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin EXCEPTING the South 990 feet thereof. 65-006-2-40-1021-3-3-0010. Parcel VI The North 658 feet of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SE1/4 SE1/4), Section 20, Township 40 North, Range 10 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin EXCEPTING the East 660 feet thereof. 65-006-2-40-10-20-44-0010. Parcel VIII The West 660 feet of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 29, Township 40 North, Range 10 West EXCEPTING the South 989 feet thereof. 65-006-2-4010-29-1-1-0050. TERMS OF SALE: CASH (10% cash down payment at sale or cashier’s check, balance within ten (10) days of Court approval). Dated at Shell Lake, Wisconsin, this 7th day of August, 2015. Terry Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County, Wisconsin BITNEY LAW FIRM, LTD. Thomas J. Bitney, Attorney for Plaintiff 225 Walnut Street P.O. Box 488 Spooner, WI 54801 Phone: 715-635-8741 State Bar No. 1002841 634641 WNAXLP

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Washburn County Court Lisa E. Conners, Sarona, disorderly conduct, $299.00. Tanya M. Gates, Spooner, possession of drug paraphernalia, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Keith T. Gillis, Sarona, disorderly conduct, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Lee R. Goette, Minong, disorderly conduct, $299.00. Jessica L. Powers, Sarona, resisting or obstructing an officer, $299.00 Randall L. Rundquist, Springbrook, OWI, $3,214.00, local jail, license revoked 30 months, ignition interlock, alcohol assessment; operating while revoked, $200.50. Laurel J. Sutton, Spooner, failure to provide sufficient food for animal, $299.00. Spyoros Antonopulos, Bolingbrook, Ill., give permission to operate boat without certification, $200.50. John T. Armstrong, Ottawa, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Scott B. Bartholomew, Sisseton, S.D., possess fish 51 percent to 75 percent over bag limit, $522.75; possess fish 51 percent to 75 percent or more over bag limit, $570.75; possession of illegal-size fish, $222.90. Logan J. T. Basham, Spooner, fish without license, $190.70. Jacob J. Bauer, Belle Plaine, Minn., illegally operating ATV or UTV on/in vicinity of highway, $200.50. Jamie L. Becher, Sartell, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Peter R. Benedetto, Racine, seat belt violation, $10.00. Margaret F. Brinig, Granger, Ind., speeding, $200.50. Andreka D. Brown, Siren, operating without valid license, $200.50. Nathan M. Bullion, Hayward, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Keegan M. Burckhard, Rosemount, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Trisha R. Carlson-Carmona, Hertel, speeding, $200.50. John R. Clark, Minong, operating ATV or UTV without registration, $200.50. Traci L. Cooke, Minong, OWI, $887.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. CPR Construction, Shell Lake, violate Class A highway weight limits, $314.34. Bryanna J. Davies, Shell Lake, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50; nonregistration

of vehicle, $175.30; speeding, $175.00. Joe D. Dennis, Hayward, illegally operating ATV or UTV on/ in vicinity of highway, $200.50. Sophie L. Desaluriers, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Kenneth L. Diller, Hayward, fish without license, $190.70. Paula M. Dinndorf, Madison, speeding, $200.50. Joseph J. Divis, Trego, OWI, $887.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Robert T. Ecker, Hinsdale, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Kevin J. Edwards, Pala Alto, Calif., speeding, $200.50. Bradley D. Erickson, Pelican Rapids, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Sheldon W. Fadness, Springbrook, seat belt violation, $10.00. Benjamin R. Faivre, Polo, Ill., fish without license, $192.70. Anthony V. Fiacchino, Wheaton, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Enrica I. Fish, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Cory R. Gale, Andover, Minn., OWI, $887.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Brett A. Gauger, Trego, underage drinking, $263.50. Jacob D. Gilberg, Spooner, underage drinking, $389.50. Lori M. Goetsch, Shell Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Zachariah W. Groat, Spooner, operating while suspended, $200.50. John A. Hamilton, Rosemount, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Catherine A. Harris, Spooner, underage drinking, $263.50. Justine L. Hayes, Overland Park, Kan., operating ATV or UTV without required headgear, $150.10. Ana R. Heck, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $276.10. Jenee F. Heer, Rice Lake, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Richard J. Hlava, Libertyville, Ill., speeding, $175.00. Christine N. Hoganson, Louisville, Ky., speeding, $200.50. Larissa A. Holden, Superior, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Scott A. Holt, Champlin, Minn., UTV underage operation,$150.10. John M. Hopkins, Polo, Ill., fish without license, $192.70. Nicholas R. Huseth, Ramsey, Minn., ATV or UTV operating without muffler, $175.30. Joseph A. Jaeger, Poplar,

operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Burl G. Johnson, Danbury, seat belt violation, $10.00. Ricky A. Johnson, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Bonita K. Johnson, Trego, remove vegetation from required buffer zone, $389.50. Michael J. Jones, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Kaufffman and Son Excavating, Springbrook, operating unregistered motor truck/ tractor, $263.50. Jared D. Kidder, Shell Lake, set fire without extinguishing fire, $175.30. John B. King, Ashland, Va., speeding, $175.30. Betty Jo A. Kroon, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Stephan M. Kuntz, North Branch, Minn., fish without license, $247.70. Adam M. Laakson, Hayward, display unauthorized vehicle registration plate, $238.30; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Nathaniel T. Larson, Spooner, underage drinking, $263.50. Alexander C. Leckel, Spooner, speeding, $225.70. Aaron D. Lewis, Racine, operating while suspended, $200.50; speeding, $250.90. James P. Liautaud, Chicago, Ill., speeding, $452.50. Chase R. Loder, Hayward, speeding, $175.30. Kelly A. Loew, Eau Claire, reckless driving, $400.00; driving wrong way on divided highway, $326.50. Mad Enterprise of Spooner Inc., Spooner, vehicle equipment violations, group 3, $175.30, twice; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $200.50. Patricia A. Malicote, Springbrook, seat belt violation, $10.00. Kenzie L. Mancl, Cameron, speeding, $200.50. Brian S. Martin, Duluth, Minn., operating boat without valid certificate number, $200.50. Michael R. Melendez, Spooner, underage drinking, $263.50. Gene S. Moody, Edina, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Gerald D. Mortensen, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Katherine M. Naylor, Hayward, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Logan J. O’Brien, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., operating boat

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towing skier after dark, $175.30. Tyler J. Olsen, Spooner, underage drinking, $389.50. Ryan J. Olson, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Podolak Trucking, Gilman, raw forest products, overweight violation, $635.89. Justin J. Pope, Barron, speeding, $295.00. Jesse S. Poznikowich, Minneapolis, Minn., fish without license, $192.70. Shannon D. Ramberg, Lindstrom, Minn., fish without license, $192.70. Nicole A. Remus, Elk River, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Alice A. Rettenmund, Eau Claire, operating while suspended, $200.50. Charles P. Robotti, Shell Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Marlin J. Sabourin, Prior Lake, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Kyle J. Schaffer, Shell Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Brandon J. Scherer, Haugen, operating while suspended, $200.50; speeding, $200.50. Theodore H. Sjervey, Springbrook, seat belt violation, $10.00. Lisa E. Sly, Presque Isle, speeding, $175.30. Jeffrey J. Smith, Minong, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00; seat belt violation, $10.00. Terry L. Smith, Huron, S.D., speeding, $200.50. Lindsey M. Spaulding, Shell Lake, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Bradley P. Stahlecker, North Branch, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Michael D. Stiles, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. John H. Stokes, Woodbury, Minn., failure to yield right of way from stop sign, $175.30. Charles J. D. Swartz, Wisconsin Dells, vehicle equipment violations, group 3, $175.30. Owen J. Thoele, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Robert J. Volz, Minong, failure to stop at stop sign, $175.30. Avery L. Weaver, Spooner, fish without license, $190.70. Joshua S. Wells, Toledo, Ohio, vehicle equipment violations, group 3, $175.30; nonregistration of other vehicle, $263.50; violate regulations for unified carrier registration system, $200.50.




Shell Lake second-graders explore, learn at school forest

Deb Quam, Shell Lake special education aide, and student Cora Deneen attempt to make it to safety without becoming a predator’s lunch during the predator/prey exercise. This was one of five stations Shell Lake secondgrade students visited on their tour of the Shell Students in Mrs. Gothblad’s second-grade class dodge their classmates that acted as predators Lake School while they attempt to cross into the safe zone. - Photos by Danielle Danford Forest on Friday, Sept. 25.

Shell Lake students in Mrs. Schroeder’s second-grade class wonder at the many organisms that could be found in Sawyer Creek, which runs through the Shell Lake School Forest. The school forest tour held on Friday, Sept. 25, was organized by Jennifer Bos with the assistance of Shell Lake FFA students Clare Walker, Jerney Meister, Madeline Hopke, Cassie Lawrence, Alyssa Schultz and Breeana Monson.

“It’s a bear cave!” exclaimed students pointing to a dark hole in an embankment on the Shell Lake School Forest. The Shell Lake second-graders learned about trees, wetlands, headwaters and camouflage.

Harvest moon

Jennifer Bos, Shell Lake High School teacher, uses colored toothpicks to show students how camouflage helps animals survive by blending into their environments, a characteristic used by both predatory and prey animals.

Shell Lake school menu Breakfast Thursday, Oct. 1: French toast sticks; homemade quick bread (3-12 only). Friday, Oct. 2: No school. Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/fruit and milk offered daily. A harvest moon over Shell Lake. The harvest moon is the second full moon in the fall. — Photo Every day breakfast is free to all by Larry Samson students.

Lunch Thursday, Oct. 1: Hot ham and cheese with chicken noodle soup, spicy chicken (7-12 only). Friday, Oct. 2: No school. Menus subject to change. Lunches include fruit and vegetable choices and milk. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


A homecoming return for the 950th It was an emotional homecoming for the players, students and community members as the returning members of the National Guard 950th Engineering group were greeted in a ceremony before the Spooner homecoming football game on Friday, Sept. 25. The Spooner Area Honor Guard led the service members on field as the Ladysmith and Spooner football players lined up for them.

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Eight members of the returning 950th Engineering Company stood proud and tall with the Spooner Area Honor Guard as the Spooner High School select choir sang the national anthem. For the returning members, it doesn’t get much better than this. Shown (L to R): Staff Sgt. Cristina Masterjohn, Spc. Matthew Ringlien, Staff Sgt. Sean Harschutz, Spc. Christopher Lancaster, Sgt. 1st Class William Shafer, Sgt. 1st Class Ray Heilman, Sgt. John Wiernaz and Spc. Jordan Shaver.


The start of the game was delayed as the members of the Spooner football team personally greeted the returning 950th members on their homecoming. This greeting was off script and strictly initiated by the players as a way to say thanks.

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Xan Nelson and Michelle Carlson hang a sign at The Dock Coffee Shop in Spooner, showing their support for the 950th Engineering Company that recently returned from Afghanistan. - Photos by Larry Samson

The Thinking of You bulletin board at the Spooner High School is gathering more cards sent from volleyball teams in Wisconsin. The Spooner volleyball team was returning from a tournament when a car struck their school bus. Two people in the car were killed in the accident. It was a very emotional experience for the athletes. The Cameron volleyball players sent a card along with $200 worth of cookies and snacks to be used on their away trips.

WCR | Sept 29 | 2015  
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