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Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 Vol. 127, No. 3 • Shell Lake, Wis.

We e ke nd w atch • Town & Country Days @ Shell Lake • Sailing club regatta @ Shell Lake • Free community meal @ Spooner See calendar on page 6 for details


First skydive

Veterans get together at picnic Page 2

Shell Lake’s marching band takes a first

Logan Schraufnagel, Belleville, Ill., recently made his first skydive at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Ill. He is a freshman at the University of Kentucky. Schraufnagel is the grandson of Joyce Schraufnagel and the nephew of Dave and Val Schraufnagel, all of Shell Lake. His dad, Pat, is a past national skydive champion and world record holder with over 9,000 jumps. — Photo submitted

T & C Days this weekend

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Many family events planned for 37th-annual celebration

Soccer season under way SPORTS Page 13

Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — Labor Day was originally organized to celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers. Today it is celebrated across the country with backyard barbeques and end-of-the-summer vacations. In Shell Lake the Town and Country Days festival is held. This year marks the 37th year for the festival that has family-friendly and several free events planned from Friday, Sept. 4, through Sunday, Sept. 6. The Shell Lake Lions will be serving up fresh Lake Superior whitefish at the community center on Friday, Sept. 4, from 4-8 p.m. Those with an interest in aviation or breakfast fare will enjoy the fly-in drive-in breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 7:30-11 a.m., at the Shell Lake Municipal Airport. The Lake Point Aero Club sponsors the event. Free events include the fastest kid in town race, the Washburn County Historical Society’s chocolate fest, a sailing regatta, kids tractor pull and Dean-o-Mite kids interactive fun at the paSee T & C Days, page 3


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SHELL LAKE — The staff at the Washburn County Register would like to remind the public that the newspaper office will be closed Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. Deadline for all ads and news copy for the Wednesday, Sept. 9, edition of the Register is Friday, Sept. 4, at noon. — WCR

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This year marks the 37th year for the Town and Country Days festival that has family-friendly and several free events planned from Friday, Sept. 4 through Sunday, Sept. 6. — File photo

Washburn County group organizes to shelter county’s homeless Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — “There is a huge problem in the county that is going on. The issue is that the county is so sparsely populated that you don’t know there is an issue until they show up at your door. People just don’t realize how big of a problem it is,” said Bill Holden, spokesperson for the Washburn County Homeless Coalition. The Washburn County Homeless Coalition recently formed to provide assistance to those living in homeless situations in the county. The WCHC began as an offshoot of the Washburn Christian Outreach organization, which is a local faith-based organization that formed in December of 2014 to provide assistance to those in need. Many of the same players that form

WCO are involved with WCHC. Those include Tom Bremer, district director for the Salvation Army, Duana Bremer, Indianhead Community Action Agency shelter development, Dawn Wagner, of the Indianhead Community Action Agency Connections store, and various concerned county residents. “We encounter it all the time, we have no place to put homeless people so we either have to get them to organizations south of us or end up just putting them at a motel,” said Holden, who is also active in WCO and Ruby’s Pantry. Part of the problem with identifying and assisting the homeless is the difficulty in estimating

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Camaraderie, food plentiful at local veterans picnic

Ernie Cathers, Shell Lake VFW post commander and 10th District chief of staff, receives the award of commendation for meritorious and distinguished service in furthering the aims and ideals of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States from Kent Wabrowetz, Shell Lake American Legion Post 225 commander.

Harold Bartholomew fills out door prize tickets at the veterans picnic held at the Shell Lake shelter house. Bartholomew is a Navy veteran and served in Korea. Behind him stands Doug Downs, veteran of the Marine Corps. Downs served from 1959 to 1963.

Photos by Danielle Danford Besides the donated brats and hot dogs, those that attended brought a dish to pass, which resulted in loads of options and heaping plates. This was the third year for the picnic that was organized by the Shell Lake VFW Post 9867 and American Legion Post 225.

Charles Lutz received recognition for 70 years of service in the Shell Lake American Legion. Fred Kruger, American Legion county commander, presented the award to Lutz at the picnic. Lutz is a veteran of World War II. LEFT: Everette Matthys gets a ride on his dad’s shoulders while waiting in line for food. Jason Matthys, pictured with his son, and his wife, Jill Matthys, are both Army veterans and served in Iraq. The couple didn’t meet until after they had left the service and were in college. They now live in Shell Lake.

Byron Wickman cooks up brats and hot dogs for the veterans picnic. Wickman is a veteran of the National Guard serving from 1960 to 1966 and is a member of the Shell Lake American Legion.

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Professor makes surprising finding in job creation issue Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — Since the recession there has been significant discussion about jobs and the economy. In the past year discussions have centered around how Wisconsin’s job-creation levels have been fairly poor in contrast to prerecession data. M. Kevin McGee, an economics professor for the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, published a paper in August that explores how the state of Wisconsin could have a low unemployment rate while maintaining low job growth. “What turned out is the data shows it’s a population growth issue,” said McGee, who admitted the result surprised him. He had expected it to be because of a drop in the labor force participation but that wasn’t the case. “The issue appears to be that we (the

state) are not retaining our workforce,” said McGee. According to McGee the state lost about 10,000 people, as a net difference in migration, in the past four years. He says this suggests we have a problem in terms of keeping workers, which may have big impacts on the state economy in the next five or 10 years. “Assuming we care about the number of jobs in the state and increasing the number of jobs, we have to do something in terms of retaining the workforce that we have,” said McGee. People aged 27 to 44 are those that are leaving the state and McGee says that if they continue to leave the state will feel their absence 10, 20 even 30 years from now. “The whole job gap is our relative inability to create jobs and if we have people leaving the state, well they’re not

Employment figures released Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — According to figures released by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Washburn County’s unemployment rate for June was 5.1. For the same month last year, the county’s unemployment rate was 6.0. Neighboring counties’ unemployment rates vary from 4.7 in Polk County, 4.9 in Barron County, 5.2 in Douglas County, 6.9 in Burnett County, to 7.2 in Sawyer County. Employment data for Washburn

going to be taking jobs here in the state and our employers are not going to have them available as workers so part of and what my results suggest is the biggest part of why we’re not creating jobs is we have people leaving the state, we have an exodus of workers.” While he doesn’t tackle the cause of Wisconsin workers’ migration, McGee pointed out that policies the state has adopted in the last four years make the state more or less attractive for workers. Going into the future the goal should be to attract workers because that is where the shortage is. But McGee does agree the reason for worker migration doesn’t come down to policies alone and the reasons for their migration is difficult to pinpoint due to the problematic nature involved in surveying those that have left.

“I think the most interesting thing is, is that this is not how anyone is looking at the problem and I wasn’t really looking at it this way until I explored the numbers, and the result is very clear,” he said. The state’s employment data comes from Quarterly Census on Employment and Wages, a monthly census of all employers. The state’s unemployment rate comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Local Area Unemployment statistics, which are estimated from the Current Population Survey, the Current Employment Statistics (a survey) and the state’s unemployment insurance data. Those were used as sources by McGee but he also used his own previous research and various economics textbooks.

What’s for lunch?

County lists 7,894 people employed in June 2015, an increase of 131 more people with a job over last year for the month. That also shows 163 more people employed over data for prerecession levels of June 2008. The state unemployment level was at 4.9 for June 2015 and was 5.7 in June 2014. State employment data shows that the number of people employed in June 2015 still lags behind the prerecession levels of June 2008 by about 18,000 people without employment.

T & C Days/from page 1 vilion. All of these will take place on Saturday, Sept. 5. The Friends of the Library will be holding their annual book sale at the beachfront shelter house, Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All that activity will surely work up an appetite. Thank goodness the Shell Lake Cub Scout Pack 51 will be selling walking tacos, hot dogs, bottomless lemonade, bottled water and baked goods as a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Shell Lake Community Center. All proceeds will go to the Shell Lake Cub Scouts Pack 51. On Sunday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. an ecumenical church service will be conducted at the Shell Lake beachfront. Those that plan to attend are asked to bring chairs or blankets. An offering will be given to Washburn County Christian Outreach, a local organization that provides assistance to those in need. The Lake Park Alliance Church is this year’s host. Pastor John Hendry will give the message. There are many more events planned for the festival, check them all out at

Town and Country Days wouldn’t be possible without the individuals that organize the events. Tammy Fulton and Deb Allen are co-chairs of Town and Country Days. The tractor pull chair is Jack Harrington. The Nielsen family is organizing the garden tractor pull while the truck pull chairs are Aaron and Laurie Nielsen. Lakeland Family Resource Center and Keri Jensen have organized the lake run. Adam Lundberg is the chair of the car-bike show and the scavenger hunt. The street dance chairs are Chris Olson and Duane and Mary Talbert. The food court chair is Corrine Hill. The Shell Lake State Bank has once again organized the kiddie parade while the grand parade chair is Lori Goetsch. The fastest kid race chair is Rebeccah Cusick. Connie Quam is chair of the Dean-O-Mite kids night, the craft fair and Bingo. The sailing regatta chair is Pete Moen with Sara Hubin as volunteer.

Homeless/from page 1 its existence, although there is some data that shines a light on the situation. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction compiles data on its many programs for public schools. One of these programs is free and reduced priced meals. Students from families whose household income is 130 percent of the federal poverty line qualify for free meals, while eligibility for reduced priced meals is 185 percent of the federal poverty level. For the 2013-14 school year the Shell Lake School District reported that 57 percent of the student enrollment were approved for free and reduced price meals. The Spooner School District reported that 52 percent of students enrolled in the district were eligible. While these aren’t indicators of homelessness, the data does show that a marginal poverty level already exists in these communities. “There is nothing in Washburn County … we run into it every day, we have no answers for the question, so we need to work on that,” said Holden. After operating WCO with success for 20 months an opportunity presented itself that spurred the creation of WCHC and a solution for temporary housing for locals without a home. “WCO became aware that St. Alban’s Church, the rectory, would be becoming available … for a period of about two years where it won’t be used and since it

was an immediate opening and the need was there we kind of jumped on it,” said Holden. The organization has gotten approvals from the city of Spooner and the state to use the building as a shelter. Right now they are trying to determine how many families could stay in the building, preliminarily it looks like it could be several. Holden explained that people will be given a 90-day period where they are given shelter, but have to meet expectations like complete job searches and participate in job-skills training in order to stay at the shelter. Because there is a limited amount of space, priority will be given to families, women and children. The coalition’s immediate goal is to get the shelter up and running by Oct. 1 but an equally important goal is to find a long-term solution to the problem. The coalition’s next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9, at 2:30 p.m., in the Wisconsin Jobs Services conference room in Spooner. The meeting’s goal is to develop a time line and determine the final steps needed to meet the Oct. 1 deadline for opening the shelter. The meeting is open to the public but there is limited space available. An informational public hearing about the group’s current shelter project status will be held on Monday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m., at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Spooner.

Payton Ruiterman and Shyla Ritche, peeking over their trays, are too short to see the salad bar at the lunch line during the back-to-school picnic held at the Shell Lake school. More photos on back page. – Photo by Larry Samson

Safety concerns lead the DNR to plan breach of Little Falls Dam SPOONER — Safety and code compliance concerns with the Little Falls Dam in northwestern Wisconsin have led the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to develop a plan for a controlled breach of the dam to allow a drawdown to proceed. Working with an engineering consulting firm and community groups, the DNR developed a plan to lower water levels behind the dam starting in midJune and concluding in mid-July. Since then, however, repeated rain events have occurred and water levels have not reached desired targets, said Paul Bruggink, northern Fish, Wildlife and Parks Division representative with the DNR. While the previous plans called for a 6-inch per day drawdown, the repeated rain events have not allowed the water level to reach a point where sediment management, including erosion control, could take place. As a result, the DNR has concluded a controlled breach will be

the best way to address health and safety concerns arising from the dam’s structural issues as well as sediment management. In addition to restoring safer and more predictable conditions downstream, the breach strategy will allow natural vegetation to become established prior to the end of the growing season and prevent future erosion, Bruggink said. The breach is not expected to negatively affect the fishery; while there will be immediate changes in local fish populations, populations will quickly stabilize and return to normal in both the lake and Lower Willow River. The DNR intends to initiate the work to breach the dam as soon as a contractor has been identified. The drawdown work is intended to be complete by late fall. To learn more about the project, visit and search Little Falls Dam. — from WisDNR

Annual book sale during Town and Country Days Volunteers needed SHELL LAKE — Friends of the Shell Lake Public Library will be holding their annual book sale during the Town and Country Days celebration held on Labor Day weekend. The sale will be held Friday, Sept. 4, and Saturday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days, in the shelter house located at the Shell Lake beach.

The Friends are in need of volunteers to help work the sale, and help with setup and cleanup. Shifts are broken into twohour increments. If you are able to help out, please contact Sue Hansen at 715468-7014 or Deb Ekern at 715-468-2539. — from Friends of Shell Lake Public Library


Letters to the editor National Preparedness Month Procrastination. We’ve all been guilty of putting off until tomorrow what we could do today. Who can blame us? With family, school and work demands, life can get pretty overwhelming. There is something you can do today that takes only minutes and could save you and those around you. Make an emergency plan. September is National Preparedness Month. This year’s theme: Don’t Wait. Communicate. Talk to your family, friends

and co-workers about being ready for an emergency or disaster. Where would you go? Identifying places to meet such as a neighbor’s house or a community center in town just in case you can’t get back to your home. How would you communicate if you’re separated in a crisis? During a disaster, phone voice service may become overwhelmed due to the number of calls being placed and may be unavailable in

an emergency. Cell phone text messages can still get through because they take less bandwidth to deliver. Another great idea is to put together an emergency supply kit. The kit should have items such as water, nonperishable food, first aid kit, prescriptions, flashlight and a battery-powered radio. If you own pets, remember to include their food and supplies. Every home should also have a NOAA weather radio. These radios will

alert you to storms headed your way. Other emergency information is also broadcast using this system. Don’t wait. Communicate. Carol Buck Washburn County Emergency Management

Area news at a glance MINONG — A spaghetti dinner benefit is set for Friday, Sept. 18, 4-8 p.m., at the Minong Village Hall. The benefit is for Kurt Featherly, who was diagnosed with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer. He has served as a member of the Minong Ambulance since 1997 and has been a member of the Minong Fire Department since 1993. The Minong Fire and EMT departments are sponsoring this benefit. The Minong Village Hall is located at 123 5th

Ave., in Minong. — from Minong Fire and EMT departments ••• BURNETT COUNTY — During his monthly report at the Burnett County Board of Supervisors meeting, Chairman Donald Taylor recapped a recent meeting he attended with local tribal leaders and state officials on the subject of establishing a manufacturing plant to process medical marijuana. Taylor said the tribe

is seeking to locate a CBD manufacturing facility at their Danbury fish hatchery, and would give the county 2 percent of the proceeds. “It’s early in the planning,” said Taylor, “and there’s lots of work to be done.” — from the Inter-County Leader ••• BURNETT COUNTY — The Burnett County Board of Supervisors gave a green light to car enthusiasts to stage time trials, aka drag races, at the airport in Siren

this September. Airport manager Jeremy Sickler described the upcoming event as small scale, with expected attendance of around 300 people. “This first one is a dress rehearsal,” he said. “I see this as PR for the airport and there is potential for revenue.” — from the Inter-County Leader

Pack 51 activities to include fundraiser

Jack Cusick and George Cusick stand by the Cub Scout Pack 51 display at Shell Lake Schools. Also participating in this event were Scouts Lucas Arnes and Sam Shelton, along with leaders Drew Schultz, Dawn Sylvester and Stephanie Whiteside, and volunteers Dawn Nelson, Caroline Schultz, Kim Stephanites, Jenny Arnes and Lea Cusick. SHELL LAKE — Pack 51 of Shell Lake has several Scouting events coming up in September. They will be holding a fundraiser at the Shell Lake Community Center during Town and Country Days on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Scouts will also have a float in the annual parade Sunday, Sept. 6. The Cub Scout sign-up will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Shell Lake High School Commons area.

Scouts from Shell Lake Pack 51 had a display at the Shell Lake School open house and picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 16. Shown (L to R): Archer Schultz, Cody Sylvester, Will Mehsikomer and Tony Stephanites.

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Scavenger Hunt clues to be given on Facebook

Gratitude is extended to Louie’s Finer Meats, The Reel ‘Em Inn and Livy Love Foundation, Barrel O’ Fun, Taco John’s, Walmart, MarketPlace Foods, Gordy’s, Holiday, Kwik Trip, 3C General Store, Klopp’s, Spooner Bakery, Ace Hardware, and Brad and Wyn Evans, whose support has allowed these events with the Pack 51 Scouts. — from Pack 51

Vocalists invited to join choir RICE LAKE — Area vocalists are invited to join the Red Cedar Choir, which will begin rehearsals for the fall semester on Thursday, Sept. 10. The choir will rehearse from 7-9 p.m., in the Fine Arts Music Room at the University of Wisconsin - Barron County in Rice Lake under the direction of Beth Joosten. Rehearsals will take place on Thursday evenings during the months of September, October and November. The choir will perform their annual holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2 and 4 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Rice Lake. Joosten has been teaching general music and directing choirs in Cameron School District since 1998. In addition, she will be teaching music classes this

year at UW-Barron County. She is director of music at Living Water Lutheran Church in Cameron, has served as a state honors coach, clinician and adjudicator for the Wisconsin State Music Association, and is active in community music opportunities. Her educational background includes a bachelor’s in music education from UW-River Falls and a master’s degree from UW-La Crosse. A letter with pertinent information has been emailed to current members. New members are invited to attend the first rehearsal; there is no singing audition for new members. For more information, please contact Joosten at 715-458-4803 or email — from UWBC

It’s that time of year again, to search and to find, this small little boat that has been hidden multiple times. These clues are so good, these clues are the bomb, you can only find these clues on Just search for the page Shell Lake Town and Country Days, that’s where you’ll find the clue for the day. If you are the lucky one to recover this shipwrecked boat, please return to Klopp’s 5th Ave. Bar to redeem your $50 Gordy’s gift card. So now for the first clue of the year. “Hidden inside city limits, is this cute little boat. Constructed from cloth and wood, but probably wouldn’t float. It’s now washed ashore, and it has run aground. It’s out there, in the open, just waiting to be found. Look up or look down are not real good clues. To say hot or cold just isn’t fair to you. I will say this, and I’ll say it one time, that at one time or another this was a welcoming sign.” – Photo submitted


Financial assistance available for abandoned wells WASHBURN COUNTY — Do you have an unused well on your property? Abandoned and improperly filled and sealed wells pose a significant threat to groundwater quality. If not properly filled with the correct solid material, they can directly channel contaminated surface or soil water into the groundwater. Contaminated surface water can enter a well if the casing pipe does not extend high enough above the ground and the well cap has been broken or removed, or if there are cracks or holes in the casing. Due to groundwater flowing through underground soil and bedrock, contamination that enters old wells can move to nearby drinking water wells, causing many health and environmental concerns. Large open abandoned wells — old dug wells — also pose safety hazards for small children and animals. Improperly filled wells may also lower pressure in neighboring wells Administrative Code NR 812.26(2)(a) requires abandonment of any well that

has been taken out of service or has not been used for three or more years and is not needed by the owner as a source of water in the next six months. The Washburn County Land and Water Conservation Department has funding available to properly close a well on your property, paying up to 70 percent of the costs. A site inspection will help you locate and determine the condition it is in. The work must meet specific approved standards and only licensed well drillers and pump installers may be hired to fill and seal the well. A plan must be approved and a contract signed with the department before any costs can be incurred. For more information on financial assistance to fill and seal your well, please contact the Land and Water Conservation Department at 715-468-4654. — from WCLWCD An abandoned well poses a threat to groundwater and animal and human safety. — Photo submitted

Meet me at the garden: Plenty to Pick seminar set

SPOONER – On Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m., the North Country Master Gardener Volunteers invite you for a free seminar at the Spooner Agriculture Research Station Teaching and Display Garden. This month’s topic is Plenty to Pick. Master Gardener Volunteers will share their experiences on this year’s garden season and be available to answer questions. The garden will be at its peak and the

seminar will explore what has gone well, not so well, and why for the 2015 growing season. It will also focus on how to harvest and store vegetables and flowers, seed saving, and include tips on putting the garden to bed for the season. Remember to bring your own lawn chair. All sessions are free and open to the public and will be held rain or shine – please dress accordingly. This session will

Special drawings at the library SHELL LAKE — In celebration of Banned Book Week, Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, the Shell Lake Public Library will be raffling off four bags full of banned materials. If you come into the library anytime between Tuesday, Sept. 1, and Saturday, Oct. 3, you can enter to win one of the four bags. There will be one drawing in each of

the following age groups: Under 8, 8-12, 13-18 and over 18. One entry per person, please. “Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance.” — Lyndon B. Johnson. — from SLPL

be relocated to the Spooner Research Station building if there is inclement weather. The teaching and display garden is a joint effort between the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Spooner Agriculture Research Station, UW-Extension and North Country Master Gardener Volunteers. The garden is located north of Hwy. 70 on Orchard Lane, across from the sheep research facilities. Orchard Lane is

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month SHELL LAKE — In celebration of National Library Card Sign-up Month, the Shell Lake Public Library will replace your lost, worn or damaged library card for free. The library also invites anyone 5 years or older who does not already own a library card to stop in and let one of the friendly library staff assist you in getting

Register Memories Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners Aug. 24 - $35 Mary Marschall, Shell Lake Aug. 25 - $35 Diane Karis, Somerset Aug. 26 - $35 Dennis Meyers, Shell Lake Aug. 27 - $35 Rick Wiemann, Madison Aug. 28 - $300 Joel Anderson, Shell Lake

Shell Lake Cooperatives Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio


Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2014 Aug. 24 Aug. 25 Aug. 26 Aug. 27 Aug. 28 Aug. 29 Aug. 30

High 80 80 81 71 72 73 73

Low 65 64 55 54 54 61 61

2015 Aug. 24 Aug. 25 Aug. 26 Aug. 27 Aug. 28 Aug. 29 Aug. 30

High 61 57 67 74 73 78 76

Low 50 49 42 47 59 55 60

Precip. .40” rain

.14” rain .96” rain Precip. .06” rain .01” rain

Lake level Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014: 1,218.50’ MSL Monday, Aug. 31, 2015: 1,218.42’ MSL

1955 – 60 Years Ago

• Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rounce moved to Superior where Mrs. Rounce would teach. Joe would teach science and coach at Minong. • Word was received that the Peder Pedersons arrived in Norway after a wonderful boat trip. They were met at the boat by five of Mrs. Pederson’s sisters and one brother, and Mr. Pederson’s sister and her son and daughter. They did not recognize each other after 41 years of separation. • Many women attended the pinkand-blue shower in honor of Mrs. Walter Krueger at Doris Lebkicker’s Linger Longer Resort. • Mr. and Mrs. Norman Olson and Severt, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Olson and family and Mrs. Anna Olson enjoyed a picnic at the Cecil Christiansons’ in Cumberland.

1965 – 50 Years Ago

• Howard Parker was hired as assistant city engineer. Eugene Jacobs was hired as a third member of the city crew. • The Shell Lake State Bank announced the appointment of Arne Stovring to the position of cashier of the bank and the advancement of John B. Beardsley from cashier to executive vice president. • Doug Gallop landed a fine 20-pound musky on Shell Lake. • Herman L. Zillmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman E. Zillmer, Shell Lake, received his doctor’s degree in speech and drama from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Donna Zillmer graduated from the Bellin Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Green Bay.

1975 – 40 Years Ago

• Rueben and the Jets, of Sarona, took first place at the Shell Lake Area Jaycees softball tournament, defeating the Shell Lake baseball team twice in the finals of

located 1.5 miles east of Spooner on Hwy. 70 or one-half mile west of the Hwy. 70/53 interchange. Watch for garden meeting signs. For more information and a map visit the station’s website at spooner.ars. or contact Kevin Schoessow at the Spooner Area UW-Extension Office at 715-635-3506 or 800-528-1914. — from UWEX

one of your own. Library hours are Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” — Jorge Luis Borges — from SLPL

Compiled by Suzanne Johnson

an eight-team double elimination tournament. • Returning lettermen to the Shell Lake football team were Jeff Soholt, Barry Shaffer, Bill Hebert, Bob Pease, Steve Dahlstrom and Steve Lewis. • John Beardsley was surprised to get a hole-in-one on the 400-yard-plus, sixth hole while golfing in Spooner. When he reached down to pick up the ball, it began to slowly sink into the ground. Beardsley had hit his ball into a gopher hole. Some felt it should count as a hole-in-one since a gopher hole is a lot harder to hit than the cup in the center of a green. • Administration at Shell Lake Schools was Hubert Smith, superintendent; Ellis Axon, high school principal; Tom Butler, elementary and junior high principal; Eunice Bennet, bookkeeper; Laura Johnson, high school office; and Linda Van Beek, elementary office. Members of the school board were Mrs. Charles Lewis, director; Roger Helgeson, clerk; Elizabeth Flogstad, treasurer; and members Garold Albee, Don Rydberg, Delbert Soholt and Barbara Holman.

1985 – 30 Years Ago

• Kyle Schaffer brought a 17-1/2-pound cabbage to the vegetable fair. • Paula Lawrence was chosen Miss Shell Lake. Members of her court were Chris Murrey, first runner-up, and Jennifer Lee, second runner-up. Other contestants were Jill Thomas, Linda Osborn, Content Kauffman, Lori Stellrecht, Cheryl Soltis and Tammy Cusick. Lawrence was also selected as Miss Congeniality. • Steve Lundeen and Mike Swan were trophy winners of the Town and Country Days tractor pull. Lundeen won both in Class D and Class E while Swan drove the top tractor in Class B. • Dr. and Mrs. Dale Moen were grand marshals of the Town and Country Days


1995 – 20 Years Ago

• The Indianhead Writers Club observed its 25th anniversary. Officers of the organization were Fern Griffin, Shell Lake, president; Mary B. Olsen, Spooner, vice president and program chair; Phyllis Ann Hoyt, Barnes, treasurer; and Bonnie Brandt, Spooner, secretary. • Dr. Jim Reidt, Shell Lake Chiropractic, was chosen for a position as a team chiropractor for the sixth All African Games in Harare, Zimbabwe. • Shell Lake Cooperatives held their 12th-annual appreciation day, serving pork, lamb and beef roast. • Jack Hartwig caught a 4-pound, 10ounce rainbow trout.

2005 – 10 Years Ago

• Officer Candidate Peter M. Hopke, Shell Lake, graduated from the Wisconsin Military Academy’s accelerated Officer Candidate School at Fort McCoy. • Ethan Lyga, son of Greg and Cheri Lyga, and Magdelyn Briggs, daughter of Bryan and Beth Briggs, were baptized in Shell Lake during Worship in the Park sponsored by Salem Lutheran Church. • Kenneth Schrankel, son of Mable and Reinhold Schrankel, Shell Lake, was honored as an outstanding alumnus at Illinois State University. Schrankel was recognized nationally and internationally as a product safety and regulatory expert in the flavor and fragrance industry. • Donald and Carol Buckman partnered with the West Wisconsin Land Trust to protect 37 acres of their property on Gull Lake in Washburn County. The partnership would ensure that wildlife and Gull Lake residents have a quarter mile of wild lake frontage forever.

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f you are drawn to books that put meat on the bones of the historic events of our time while rivaling works of fiction, Doug Stanton’s “Horse Soldiers” and its incredible story line is a book for you. In the days and weeks after 19 terrorists changed our world on Sept. 11, 2001, three CIA paramilitary operatives were secretly

flown into Afghanistan to prepare for the retaliatory strike against those responsible. Spearheaded by a small band of Special Forces soldiers who allied with Afghanistan’s northern tribal leaders who were already battling the Taliban, they began a campaign that would eventually lead to the death of Osama Bin Laden. As the name suggests, the small team of Special Forces took part in what’s likely the first and last military campaign of the 21st century to be conducted on horseback, complete with cavalry charges, something even the highly trained SF team were not prepared for. “Horse Soldiers” is not just a wellresearched, beautifully written narrative of life – and death – in some of the most

remote terrain on earth. The book also explains the differences between the destructive ideologies of both the Taliban and Al-Qaida while taking you, the reader, into the personal lives of the elite professional soldiers and CIA operatives of today. As one operative said, “It was like the Jetsons meeting the Flintstones,” only in this case, the Jetsons were on horseback. Heroism, hardship and bravery against some of the most the barbaric cultures of our time are on display in this book, one you won’t want to put down.

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Thursday, Sept. 3 • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Call 715-520-7999. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted. Thursday & Friday, Sept. 3 & Sept. 4 • Spooner Community Blood Drive, Thursday, Sept. 3, 1-7 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 4, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner across from the elementary school. To schedule an appointment, please call 800-733-2767 or go online to and search by sponsor code Spooner. Driver’s license or blood donor card is required to donate. Friday & Saturday, Sept. 4 & Sept. 5 • Annual Friends of the Library huge book sale, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., shelter house, Shell Lake Memorial Park near the playground. Freewill donation is tax deductible and appreciated. Sept. 4 & Sept. 6 • Shell Lake Town and Country Days. Friday, Sept. 4 • Shell Lake Lions all-you-can eat freshly caught Lake Superior whitefish fish fry, 4-8 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. Saturday, Sept. 5 • Shell Lake Sailing Club Regatta. • Chocolate Fest, Washburn County Historical Museum, Shell Lake. • Shell Lake Pack fundraiser, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the


Shell Lake Community Center, featuring walking tacos, hot dogs, lemonade and baked goods. All proceeds go to Pack 51. • Shell Lake band garage sale, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Shell Lake High School Commons. Funds raised go toward band trip to Tennessee in the spring of 2016. • Fly-in, drive-in breakfast, 7:30-11 a.m., Shell Lake Municipal Airport. Sunday, Sept. 6 • Pancake breakfast, 7-10 a.m., Shell Lake Park Pavilion. Proceeds go toward the Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Scholarship Fund. Sponsored by the Shell Lake/ Spooner Masonic Lodge. Tuesday, Sept. 8 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. • Break the Habit, kick’n butts smoking cessation class begins at Spooner Health System, 6 p.m. The five-week sessions in addition to Sept. 8 will be Sept. 15, 25 and 29, and Oct. 6. Call Sue at 715-635-1370 or squifley@ This class is free of charge. Wednesday, Sept. 9 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. • The board of directors for the Railroad Memories Museum meeting, 1 p.m., Spooner City Hall. All volunteers welcome. Thursday, Sept. 10 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. • Open mic at The Dock Coffee, 218 Elm St., Spooner. Sign up at 6 p.m., performers 6:30-9 p.m. Second Thursday of every month. Call Carol


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GRANTSBURG - You are cordially invited to attend a soil quality and cover crops workshop to be held at Crex Meadows, 102 E. Crex Ave., just north of the village of Grantsburg, and the Melin farm in the Trade Lake area on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. The group will meet at Crex Meadows Visitor Center for presentations on soil quality and cover crops by Brian Briski

and on NRCS programs by Ron Spiering at 9:30 a.m. They will then travel to the Melin farm in Trade Lake at 11:30 a.m. Transportation and lunch will be provided. At 12:15 p.m., there will be a soilquality demonstration by Brian Briski at the Melin farm. Then at 1:15 p.m., there will be time to visit and discuss various cover crop experiments by Jim and Eric Melin. The bus will leave for Crex Mead-

ows at 2:30 p.m. The Melins have various cover combinations that include oats, peas, lentils, tillage radishes, winter wheat and winter rye. This event is sponsored by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Burnett County Land and Water Conservation Department, University of Wisconsin Extension and Northwest Wisconsin Graziers Network.

Preregistration is required by Friday, Sept. 11. Let them know if you have any dietary restrictions. For information and registration, contact Ann Lane at Burnett Land and Water, 715-349-2186, or Lorraine Toman / Otto Wiegand at UW-Extension in Spooner, 715-635-3506. – submitted

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ment to become a very important part of the Regional Hospice team. This person must have skills of patience, be a good listener, be compassionate, be willing to work alongside Regional Hospice staff and maintain confidentiality. Volunteers not only assist with patient needs but also are involved in promoting Regional Hospice through fundraising, community events, and special programs for patients and their families.

Spooner/Grantsburg Regional Hospice Services will be holding a four-session, volunteer training beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15. Other dates are Thursday, Sept. 17, Tuesday, Sept. 22, and Thursday, Sept. 24, from noon to 3 p.m., at Bethany Lu-

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• 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. Thursday & Monday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program, see listing above. • The Washburn County Geneaology Society Research Room, at 106-1/2 2nd Ave., in the museum’s Hewitt Building, Shell Lake, will be open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. through Labor Day. Volunteers will be available to help patrons. Please call 715-635-7937 for more information. Friday: Washburn County Historical Museum in Springbrook open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Labor Day. • Shell Lake Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., by campground and community center. For more information, call 715-468-7836. Friday & Saturday: Washburn County Historical Museum, 102 W. 2nd Ave., Shell Lake, open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Labor Day. • Washburn County Research Room at the historical museum, Shell Lake, open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment. Call 715-731-0021 or 715-635-2319. ••• Domestic abuse and sexual assault are crimes. Time-Out provides free, confidential victim support, call 800-924-0556.

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he pencils were sharpened and placed in a new backpack along with other school supplies as area students headed back to classes on Tuesday, Sept. 1. In more recent years, students return to school after Labor Day; some parents may call this Independence Day. With Labor Day being late this year, many schools started classes the week before the last summer holiday. Let’s be honest here. Does it seem like it should be September already? After all, September is a month with “ber” on the end. Even though we may have some very pleasant days ahead weatherwise, after experiencing some cooler days last week there are some that do believe we are to the end of

summer. Perhaps we experienced cooler days to prepare us to thinking ahead to school days. Families with children in school will be adjusting their schedules to accommodate all the activities that come along with a school day and school year. As families adjust to a different schedule, so do pets. Nicholas Dodman, with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery degree, stated in an article published in the Family Circle magazine that nearly 20 percent of the nation’s 80 million dogs have separation anxiety. Pets are used to having children home during the summer months and are a bit lonesome when they are left behind as the student heads off to school. When I was in elementary school, our pet dog was a beagle named Tuffy. He seemed

to know when it was nearing the time for the school bus to bring us kids back home each afternoon. Just before 4 p.m., Tuffy’s head would appear in the picture window of my parents’ living room. With his tail wagging, he would watch as we all got off the bus before he would run to the door to greet us. Long after Tuffy’s passing, my parents replaced the window. With the replacing of the window went the scratch marks that Tuffy’s toenails had made as he placed his paws on the ledge of the window to watch for us. For those of us not in a formal classroom, we are still learning. As American author Tom Bodett wrote, “The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.”

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Vacation: The best time of your life


hen anyone talks about a vacation, it brings back faint memories of my younger days and with the thoughts come feelings of delightful experiences. Vacation! Not having to go to school for three months! That was always a time when all the possibilities stretched ahead like an amazing, shining river rippling with freedom from the restraints of school days. I defined vacation as a time off from school. During those years while I was growing up in a small town in the Depression, I learned of the well-to-do folks who went on vacations from reading about their lives in books for girls. The characters were children who would spend the summer at an oceanfront cottage where they would have interesting new friends and gather shells with them and have adventures. For me and my neighborhood friends it meant getting together and occupying our time with games, old and new. Kids I knew didn’t go on vacations. We had no beach house. We did go on vacation trips. One summer we camped at a state park for two months. Our father and uncle had to leave every morning to go to work and return in the evening. All of us went, the whole family, five kids and our parents and uncle and aunt and sometimes cousins. We stayed at the campground and had our meals at the campfire. We ate pancakes and eggs every morning. Mother made baked beans and wieners and cooked the fish we caught. We slept in the big tent all bundled up in light blankets on the canvas floor. The tent was shaped like a cabin, with a flap you had to tie shut when you went out or the flies and other bugs would get in. Mother had a spray can and would spray the whole tent

before we could go to bed for the night to save us from the mosquitoes. For us kids it was a wonderful vacation. Maybe not so much fun for our mother. It was an exciting place to stay. There were swings, teeter-totters and slides. You could go fishing or swimming. You could tramp the woods and listen to birdcalls, and see chipmunks and raccoons and squirrels. At night we heard owls and fell asleep safe and sound in our canvas house. We met other campers, many with children, and made friends with them and the park people. One day we watched the CCC men building a log fence. We found a bee tree and harvested the honey. Mother made plum jam from the fruit of a wild plum tree. Every day was an adventure, almost like the kind the people in my girls’ books enjoyed. Some days we went to Chicago and visited the museums. We didn’t stay over, but we came home in the dark, nodding off in the car, filled to the brim with images of all the amazing things we had seen. One summer we took a trip to Wisconsin and visited parks and a lovely lake where we went out on the water in a boat and floated among lily pads. We looked down into the clear water and saw fish swimming. I fell in love with Wisconsin then and made it my home later in my life. We visited Milwaukee and saw a museum and a zoo. We visited beautiful gardens and parks where we could play on the swings. The best vacation for me and my sister was when we could spend a week staying at the home of our cousins. They lived in a town a long way from us so we did not see them often. My cousin Nancy was my age, and her sister,

Betty, was the same age as my sister, Carol. One week I would stay at their house, so Nancy and I had good times together, and another week Carol would stay and have fun with Betty. Then they would each get to come and stay at our house for a week. They lived on the edge of town, and it was almost like a farm. They had sheep and chickens, and there was a big pasture where we could roam and play cowboys and Indians and pretend we were riding horses. We could wade in the creek and pick flowers, and just enjoy the carefree summer days together. As I grew older, I would always find some kind of work to earn spending money in summer. There was berry picking and I could be a baby sitter. I could do housework for people. One summer I stayed at a farm and worked for the farm lady. She was a very nice person. I helped her with the canning and to prepare for a family reunion at their farm. She paid me 50 cents a day and I got my room and board, my own room, not like at home where my sister and I shared our bedroom. For several years the farm lady had me come on weekends when school was in session. She had five boys, and they helped with the farming, but she had her hands full, so I was glad to help her. I liked going for the cows, gathering the eggs from the chicken house, and hanging the freshly washed overalls on the clothesline, with the fresh country air blowing and the sun shining. Other people might vacation at a seashore or in mountains, or visit exotic places, like the people in the stories, but I think my vacation was always eventful and left me with many beautiful memories. The only problem was the end of summer when I had to head back to school and the vacation was over.

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Critter benefit held for WCAHS Snag’s Sports Bar in Spooner held its third-annual Critter Benefit for the Washburn County Area Humane Society on Saturday, Aug. 22. This year, Snag’s owner, Nancy Ratzenberger, changed things up a little bit. Rather than a poker run, the event started at 2 p.m. with a DJ, silent auction and Chinese raffle. Once again dinner included grilled turkey, sweet corn and a variety of extra salads and desserts brought by those attending the fundraiser. This year also included a meat raffle and ring-toss game. After a very windy but fun-filled day, winners’ names for the auction and raffle were called, with a few other drawings for free stuff too. The day didn’t end there though, in the evening the band Those Guys were up and playing. A whopping $1,500 was raised for the shelter. Appreciation goes out to the businesses, individuals and others who made a donation and also to all the people that helped out, making this a fun and successful fundraising event. PHOTO AT LEFT: Nancy Ratzenberger, far right, owner of Snag’s in Spooner, organized the Critter Benefit. PHOTO AT RIGHT: The ring-toss game was a popular event at this year’s Critter Benefit at Snag’s Sports Bar in Spooner. — from WCAHS

Pink flamingo fundraiser flocks in Spooner The youth group at Faith Lutheran Church did a fundraiser using pink flamingoes. The rules were as follows: you could pay $20 to have 20 flamingoes, $30 to have 36 flamingoes put in someone’s yard. Then you had flocked them. You could pay to have them removed in a timely manner or you could buy insurance to make sure no flamingoes were placed in your yard. Unfortunately for Bernadette Wabrowetz the insurance she bought did not cover her place of employment. So sorry. — Photo submitted


Shell Lake marching band receives first at Rutabaga Festival parade

Flag girl Savannah Steines performs a dance as part of the band’s performance in the parade. The flag team takes the marching band’s performance to a higher level. The moment before the Shell Lake marching band starts their performance for the judges. Band members shown (L to R): Isaac Haines, Cassie Skattebo, Jasper McCracken, Noah Savas, Heidi Steines and Ben Frey.

Taylor Eiche is playing the “locker trumpet.” It has the same sound as a regular horn but the tubing is wound tighter to make it shorter.

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The Shell Lake marching band, under the direction of Ben Kunselman, received the first-place trophy in the small school division at the Rutabaga Festival parade in Cumberland on Sunday, Aug. 30. Carrying the Shell Lake banner are Isaac Hopke and Frances Kevan; Dominic Hopke is the drum major for the band. The Shell Lake band program is one of the highly respected school programs in northern Wisconsin.

Maple Ridge Care Center Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

Rebecca Henning, dressed as a 1950s soda jerk, made Fritz Meachan a cherry chocolate Coke. Meachan is a 40-year volunteer at the nursing home care center. Henning is living her dream of working an old-fashioned lunch counter.

Mary and Gary Kutchera rock as volunteers at the Maple Ridge Care Center Volunteer Appreciation Picnic held at the center on Thursday, Aug. 27. The Kucheras have spent the last nine years as Spooner Lions Club members volunteering at the nursing home in Spooner.

You are never too young to make a difference in someone’s life. While Angel Reetz is not the youngest at Maple Ridge, she represents the youthful spirit the young volunteers bring with them.

Danny Zarn has been riding his bike over to the nursing home for seven years, volunteering every Monday, rain or shine.

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Spooner loses 40-22 to Baldwin/Woodville

Spooner wide receiver Devan Miller is brought down after 20-yard reception on Friday, Aug. 28.

Freshman running back Chase Melton is off and running as he got the opportunity to play near the end of the game. Spooner fell 40-22 after leading 22-13 in the first half. The nonconference home game was played Friday, Aug. 28. It was the first loss of the season for Spooner.

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Spooner defensive man Brandon Jepson, with a shoestring tackle of the Baldwin/Woodville running back.

Spooner volleyball season starts Team donates proceeds to accident victim SPOONER — On Saturday, Aug. 29, the Spooner volleyball team hosted the Spooner Invitational. The players and coaches decided early in the week to donate all money from concessions and tickets to Marshall Hutton, the young boy who was a passenger in the car involved in the bus accident with the team bus on Saturday, Aug. 22, when the team was returning from Amery. The first volleyball match for the team was against Cumberland. This was a nonconference match, but it was an opportunity to play Cumberland before conference. For the matchup the Rails had 47 serves and only four errors. Kayla Boutwell was the strongest server in this game, with 15 attempts and seven aces. Monica Plesums followed with 12 attempts and three aces. Plesums and Jenna Curtis were strong hitters with seven kills together. Spooner lost the first game 1025, but came back in the second game to win 25-13. In a battle for the third game, Spooner came out winning 15-13 to win

Spooner player Emmie Bassett goes on the attack as teammate Kayla Boutwell anticipates the ball on Saturday, Aug. 29.

Spooner’s libero, Taylor Shutt, on a dig. The libero wears a different color shirt and is able to come in and out of the game without making a substitution whenever she is need.

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Jenna Curtis on the attack. She can play outside hitter or middle block. Teammates Topanga Peterson and Emmie Bassett anticipate the ball. the match. “The smiles on our faces radiated into the crowd. This first win felt amazing. We definitely needed it as a team,” coach Melissa Smith said after the tournament. The Rails played Shell Lake in the second match. “We couldn’t seem to find our groove in the first game and took a hard loss, 12-25,” Smith said. Hannah Kastner, a freshman, stepped up and took the court after a player left the game because of an eye injury. Curtis, right hitter and captain, stepped up as the team did a great job working together. Spooner ended up losing game two 12-25 and lost the match to Shell Lake. The third match was against Northwood. Coming off a match loss is always hard and it takes getting rid of frustration to shake that off. Spooner tried to

Senior player Sheri Clark goes on the attack as teammates Cassidy Schroeder, Savannah Soltis and Grace Anderson anticipate the ball. battle back in game one but lost 17-25. The Rails got motivated and improved their passes, serves and digs. Taylor Shutt did a good job passing. Curtis killed six out of her seven hits on the offense. Carson Johannes, Curtis and Boutwell were strong at the serving line. Spooner ended up winning game two 25-18. “We knew we’d need to come out strong in game three since it was only to 15,” Smith commented, and added, “Emmie Bassett and

Topanga Peterson were hustlers on the court, while Monica Plesums was tough at the net.” Spooner won the game 15-9 to win the match. The fourth and final match of the day is always a challenging one in a tournament. “We were tired from the day and knew we would need to rally to win. Unfortunately Frederic came out with a stronger team and although we battled, we couldn’t catch up” Smith said. Frederic won both games, 25-11 and 25-12. Frederic took first place, Shell Lake second, Spooner third, Cumberland fourth, and Northwood fifth. The preliminary count shows $992 being raised for Marshall Hutton. Smith expressed gratitude to everyone who came out in support. Players and parents of the middle school and high school team ran the concession stand. “A lot of great things are happening with Spooner volleyball this year,” Smith said of the start of the season. — with submitted information




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Shell Lake big win over Washburn/Bayfield/South Shore

Larry Samson | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Lakers welcomed the newest team to the Lakeland Conference by beating them 14-12 in a very close game on Friday, Aug. 28. The Washburn/Bayfield/South Shore Steelheads joined the Lakeland North Conference this year. They will be in with the bigger school in the Lakeland Conference as Frederic enters the Lakeland South Conference. The game started out slow for the Shell Lake offense, which gave up a fumble on the 35-yard line. The Steelheads took advantage of the fumble and scored on that series. The extra point was not good and it was a 0-6 game. The Steelheads added six points more in the third quarter when James LaPoint took the ball over from the 11-yard line. Shell Lake scored in the fourth quarter when Zach Melton connected with Sean Heckel on a 90-yard

Travis Klassa was being pursued by three Steelhead defenders in this play against Washburn/Bayfield/South Shore on Friday, Aug. 28.

James Crawford took advantage of a block from No. 10, Sean Heckel, on this run.

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James Crawford took the fake handoff while fullback Travis Klassa took the handoff from quarterback Zack Melton and ran the ball up the middle.

touchdown and the extra point made it 7-12. Running back James Crawford had it 13-12 with a run, and the extra point ended the game with a 14-12 win. It was the Lakers first win since 2013 when the Lakers started out the season with a win over Philips and followed that up with a win against Elmwood/Plum City on Sept. 13. Shell Lake will travel to Elmwood on Friday, Sept. 4. The record between the two teams is 1-1 so it is anyone’s game. The Elmwood/Plum City Wolves are coming off a 34-6 loss to Spring Valley. In their first game the Wolves beat Independence/Gilmanton 40-21.

The Shell Lake defense played a strong game to keep the Lakers in the game so that they could rally for a win as Shell Lake beat the Washburn/Bayfield/South Shore Steelheads, 14-12, in a home game on Friday, Aug. 28.

Spooner Rails girls golf results SPOONER — The Spooner golf team participated in three competitions last week. Monday, Aug. 24, the team competed against Cumberland and Ladysmith in Cumberland. Spooner took first place with a score of 193 to Cumberland’s 232 and Ladysmith’s 241. Spooner scores were Dani Dewitt, 45; Sydney Busch, 45; Rachel Johnson, 50; Lyndsey Hanson, 53; and Maddie Friedman, 55. Dewitt and Busch were match medalists. The team traveled to Superior on Wednesday, Aug. 26, to compete in the Spartan Invitational. Team scores were Hayward, 350; Spooner, 383; Superior, 416; Luck, 418; Ladysmith, 418; Northwestern, 419; Cumberland, 439; Chetek/ Weyerhaeuser, 480; and Barron, 508. Spooner individual scores were second-

place Johnson with a score of 86; Friedman, 93, was eighth; Arf, 102; Busch, 102; and Hanson, 104. Meet medalist was Kennedy Patrick of Hayward with a score of 77. Friday, Aug. 28, Spooner met up with Northwestern and Luck/Unity at the Frederic Golf Course. Spooner took first with 182; Northwestern scored 206; and Luck/Unity, 210. Spooner scores were Dewitt, 44; Johnson, 45; Friedman, 44; Busch, 49; and Hanson, 51. Dewitt and Friedman, Spooner, and Kendra Maki, Northwestern, were tied match medalists. — with submitted information The Spooner golf team participated in the Spartan Invite on Wednesday, Aug. 26. (L to R): Maddie Friedman, Rachel Johnson, Lyndsey Hanson, Lilly Arf and Sydney Busch. — Photo submitted

Spooner/Shell Lake soccer season starts

Spooner goalkeeper Mykal Lake with a save at the net. Caleb Ford stands between the New Richmond forward and the ball.

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LEFT: Defender Miguel Barrett gets the leg up on the New Richmond defender in their season opener on Thursday, Aug. 27. The Spooner/Shell Lake Rails were defeated, 0-10, by New Richmond. New Richmond is perhaps the strongest team in the Middle Border Conference.



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Cross-country team off and running

GRANTSBURG — After a week and a half of practice, the Shell Lake crosscountry team had their first meet Thursday, Aug. 27, in Grantsburg. The team competed against other students from Cameron, Frederic, Grantsburg, North St. Paul, Lac Courte Oreilles, Spooner, Unity/Luck and Webster. The Shell Lake High School girls placed fourth as a team and the high school boys placed seventh as a team. The middle school girls team placed third and the middle school boys placed fourth as a team. Medaling for Shell Lake were Brittany Clark, second place, and Frances Kevan, third place, for the middle school race, and Julia Pokorny, ninth place, and Ali DeLadi, 10th place, in the high school race. This year, Shell Lake had five students improve from their race last year to their race this year. Those students are Linden Nelson with a 1.5-minute improvement, Nathaniel Swan, Brittany Clark and Madeline Naglosky with 1-minute improvements and Frances Kevan with a 45-second improvement. “With this being the first race of the year, I consider it to be the first meet practice where we get used to competing against other students from other schools, because that all on its own can be stressful for students as they start remembering what it is like to compete again after a fun and relaxing summer,” stated coach Katrina Granzin. — from Shell Lake Schools

Cross-country results High school girls Julia Pokorny, 25:54.5, ninth Ali DeLadi, 25:56.3, 10th Katie Cox, 29:42.5, 12th Ashlea Meister, 30:09.9, 23rd Clare Walker, 31:38.9, 26th Emma Crosby, 35:56.8, 34th

The 2015 Shell Lake High School cross-country team is shown back row (L to R): Ashlea Meister, Clare Walker, Phabien Sturtze, Daniel Parish, Nathaniel Swan and Marty Anderson. Front: Julia Pokorny, Ali DeLadi, Alyssa Hodgett, Meredith Kevan, Emma Crosby, Emily Parish, Alicia Knoop and Katie Cox.

Photos by Larry Samson Alyssa Hodgett, 38:28.2, 38th Alecia Knoop, 38:39.7, 39th High school boys Daniel Parish, 23:19.7, 29th Linden Nelson, 23:50.3, 38th Nathaniel Swan, 25:39.0, 49th Marty Anderson, 26:08.7, 52nd Phabien Sturtze, 29:02.9, 60th Middle school boys Landon Deneen, 11:54.1, 19th Malachi Trudell, 12:21.7, 25th Isaac Hopke, 13:25.4, 36th Nathan Scott, 14:09.0, 43rd Elliot Scott, 15:18.4, 48th Middle school girls Brittany Clark, 11:23.8, second Frances Kevan, 11:32.1, third Madeline Naglosky, 13:39.6, 17th Daya Lawrence, 14:15.7, 24th Mary Clark, 15:44.0, 33rd

The 2015 Shell Lake Middle School cross-country team is shown back row (L to R): Isaac Hopke, Landon Deneen, Nathan Scott, Brittany Clark, Mary Clark and Elliot Scott. Front: Daya Lawrence, Malachi Trudell, Madeline Naglosky and Frances Kevan.

Shell Lake volleyball team places second at Spooner Invitational

A Shell Lake player hits the ball over the net but Spooner defender Monica Plesums blocks the ball at the volleyball tournament in Spooner on Saturday, Aug. 29.

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SCHEDULE Football Friday, Sept. 4: At Elmwood, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11: At Frederic, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18: At Turtle Lake, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25: Versus Lake Holcombe/Cornell, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2: Versus Pepin/Alma, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9: At Clear Lake, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16: Homecoming versus Clayton, 7 p.m.

Volleyball Thursday, Sept. 3: Versus Clayton, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8: At Cameron, 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10: At Northwood, 7:15 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 12: Ashland Tournament, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15: Versus Prairie Farm, 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17: Versus Clear Lake, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22: At Turtle Lake, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29: At Clayton, 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1: Versus Cameron, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6: Versus Northwood, 7:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12: At Prairie Farm, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13: At Clear Lake, 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15: Versus Turtle Lake, 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17: Shell Lake Tournament, 9 a.m.

Cross-county Thursday, Sept. 3: At Spooner, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8: At Webster, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15: At Rice Lake, 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17: At Shell Lake, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22: At Barron, 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28: At Cumberland, 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6: At Hayward, 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13: Conference meet at Bruce, 4 p.m.

Shell Lake’s Sheri Clark and Anna Mikula go up to block the spike from Spooner player Emmie Bassett. In the battle between the two schools, the Lakers took the Rails in two games and came away with a second-place finish in the Spooner Invitational held Saturday, Aug. 29.

Butternut Hills Ladies Golf weekly winners Thursday, Aug. 27 9-hole First flight Low gross: Colleen Dreger, 51 Low net: Bev Grocke, 36 Low putts: Debbie Harrold, 15 Second flight Low gross: Pat Gibbs, 59 Low net: Cindy Hansen, 39 Low putts: Pat Gibbs, 14 Third flight Low gross: Margie Reister, 66 Low net: Holly Herland, 42 Low putts: Holly Herland, Jan Ogden, 16

18-hole First flight Low gross: Mary Ann Solie, 94 Low net: Jeanie Bednar, 73 Low putts: Phyllis Haugen, 31 Second flight Low gross: Susan Torza, 102 Low net: Vicki Sigmund, 68 Low putts: Susan Torza, 31 Third flight Low gross: Lil Bartholomew, 115 Low net: Judy Nelson, 73 Low putts: Diane Downs, 31 Chip-in: Mary Ann Solie, No. 7


Marian Furchtenicht of the Sarona news Danielle Danford | Staff writer SARONA — Publishing timely, localized and interesting information for Washburn County Register readers is important but getting that information is another story. This week Register town corresponRegister town correspondent Marian F u r c h t e n i c h t dent Marian Furchtenicht of of the Town of the Town of Sarona news is Sarona news is featured. — Photo by Danielle Danford featured. M a r i a n Furchtenicht started writing the Town of Sarona news in 1982. Furchtenicht has lived in the Town of Sarona since 1951 when she and

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ow! Here I go! This could be a bad, or perhaps turn out decently, who knows? I could possibly be embarrassing my poor mother, who now resides in the Shell Lake Cemetery, as she wrote her weekly article for this paper years ago, titled Lee’s Lines. Sorry, Mom. It seems I Nan Rounce embarrassed her endlessly, while she was around ... including the time I put my 50-cent allowance in the church collection and took out 45 cents. Jeri B. had a great article about grow-

Mary B. Olsen | Special to the Register SPOONER — Attention, writers of all kinds! You can write a poem, article or story that will win a $50 prize. It is not too late to prepare your entry. Write your entry and mark your calendar. The Indianhead Writers Fall Writing Contest is set for Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Spooner Agricultural Research Station on Hwy. 70 east of Spooner. Any and all writers club members, as well as individual writers, may take this opportunity to try for a prize. It is an opportunity to meet with other writers to discuss writing and marketing experiences and prob-

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her husband, Johnny, purchased the farm that still operates as a dairy farm today. “He said my tongue writes faster than my head so sometimes I kind of write the same way,” Furchtenicht said, reflecting on her writing and her husband. Furchtenicht was married to Johnny for over 50 years. The couple had five kids: Rocky, Cindy, Russel, Roger and Mary Jane. Now the family has expanded to include 14 grandchildren. “Keeps me busy,” she said. After her Johnny died, her sons Russel and Roger took over the farm. Russel lives in the farmhouse that Marian and Johnny used to live in. “I’ve milked cows all my life,” she said. Furchtenicht grew up on a dairy farm near Earl that didn’t have the convenience of electricity until she was in high school. After high school, she and Johnny were married and they lived with his family, working their farm until they struck out on their own in Sarona. “We just whittled away at it all these years,” she said, reflecting on their dairy farm. Furchtenicht liked milking the cows and related farm chores, but not working with the tractors or machinery. She believes farming is a good way to raise a family and explained that no matter what

they did they worked together as a family. Furchtenicht said she enjoys writing the town news because it gives her an opportunity to visit with some of the neighbors when they call, but now she gets information via email and on social media websites. The way people share news and communicate is one of the bigger changes that has impacted her as a correspondent. “There have been a lot of changes over the years,” said Furchtenicht. Since the advent of computers much has changed, including people’s view of the column. Furchtenicht explained that many people don’t want their name in the paper, which is understandable but pointed out how she didn’t think there was a difference between the newspaper and social media websites. “But I’m no journalist at all,” she said. In the many years she has written the column she knows she’s made some mistakes and people will correct her, but she also gets good comments and those have outweighed the bad. Furchtenicht picked up writing the column after Helen Stellrecht decided to stop writing it. Furchtenicht attributes her desire to write about the Town of Sarona and its people to her being a people person. This desire

Community voices

ing up. That reminds me that since I am so old, I, too, need to be “grown up,” leaving the decorating with toilet paper behind, as well as some of my other fun things. I am a native Shell Laker. I was born here, and thanks to my mother’s faulty gallbladder, I find my head is rather misshapen, hopefully not too noticeable, however. After getting all the childhood diseases, managing the pimple stage and getting through high school and college, marriage was next. Joe is also a Shell Lake product, which makes this kind of scary! We moved here and there, and finally Shell Lake opened its doors to us, once again, and we’ve lived here since 1965. Maybe this is the subject of my stab at writing. How this community has changed for us. This is about community voices, right? Back in the Dark Ages, we could play, as children, out under the streetlights

after supper until we were called home. Yes, Spin the Bottle was an indoor game we tried, but there were no TVs, computers or cell phones in those days. We had one policeman in town, who was so bowlegged you could drive a car through his legs ... with hardly any crime scenes in evidence. (Where are the policemen with their legs in parenthesis now?) To us, the town was filled with crazy characters that kept us amused by “aping” them, which was also a timeconsuming activity in our lives ... not to mention our pajama walks at midnight and our apple-stealing escapades. Today, if a person is a “crazy character” they are whisked off to a place where no one can see, hear or even smell their likes. Today, the community is now a city, with several governing bodies looking over us. Today, we don’t know who lives where anymore. We speak of houses with reference to their former owners and wonder who may be oc-

Writers to hold fall writing contest

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

accepted. The writer or a designated person will read it. Everyone attending the meeting will vote to determine the winning entries. The three winning entries will be determined at the end of the meeting. A writer who wishes to enter a story, article, poem or essay can preregister before the meeting, but they may enter the contest at the meeting. The entries will be read in the order of their registration. Late entries may not be read due to time constraints. Prizes are to be awarded at the meeting after all entries are read. It is not necessary to enter the contest to attend. Lunch will

and the column have given her more than just material to write about, but also lasting friendships. “It’s been a big thing in my life because that’s been 33 years and I’ve spent many hours doing it,” she said. Today she has column readers that live in states across the country, some of them classmates. She reports that they look forward to reading people’s names in her reports because they often spark memories. Besides writing, Furchtenicht enjoys bowling and hopes to continue the pastime this winter. Furchtenicht has pitched horseshoe since the 1970s but the team she played for didn’t form this year. She also enjoys spending time with family, used to play cards but hasn’t had time lately, is a member of the Washburn County Historical Society, is behind on her scrapbooks, and loves flowers and watching nature from her deck. The Washburn County Register has two other correspondents that have chosen not to be featured at this time. They are Helen Pederson who writes Heart Lake news and Mary Nilssen of the Stone Lake area.

cupying them at this point in time. So I call our house “Glenview II,” as we are occupying the 80s zone, but no one else better. Today, we still sprout several bars in town, but only one grocery store, a few good eating places, two gas stations with convenience stores, a bakery, laundry, library, motel, schools, churches, clinic and hospital plus excellent facilities for the aged. I say, “Thank goodness for that!” I guess we, as a city, are much better off now than in my early days. I just put that in, so as to impress the VIPs in our city and state. Since my knuckles want to do the typing, I shall rest my fingers as well as your eyes, and end my contribution to this fine paper. I shall anxiously await the next article by someone who knows what he or she is doing by writing to the Community Voice.

be served. Those who intend to stay for lunch are asked to pay $5 for the lunch. Please register for the lunch before Thursday, Oct. 15. There is no charge for admission or to enter the contest. Those attending may bring their books, photographs and other work to show, sell and tell about. To preregister, or to register for lunch, write to Indianhead Writers, Mary B. Olsen, 314 6th Ave., Shell Lake, WI 54871, or call 715-468-2604 for more information.

Communiversity Symphonic Band seeks members RICE LAKE — The Communiversity Symphonic Band invites area musicians interested in joining the adult concert band to attend the first rehearsal of the fall semester on Monday, Sept. 14, at the University of Wisconsin - Barron County in Rice Lake. Band members will meet for rehearsals on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in the music room of the UWBC Fine Arts Build-

ing. Under the direction of Mike Joosten, the Communiversity Symphonic Band is rehearsing for their fall concert, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m., in the UWBC Fine Arts Theatre. Joosten has announced that Dr. Melissa Koprowski, professor of clarinet at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, will be the guest soloist.

The Communiversity Band is an ensemble based at UW-Barron County. The band includes musicians not only from the student base, but adults and high school students from the surrounding communities. Currently, the band is comprised of about 65 musicians. Joosten has a Bachelor of Music Education from UW-La Crosse. Since 1984 he has been teaching instrumental music in

the Cameron School District, directing the high school and middle school concert bands, marching band and jazz ensembles. If you want to join the Communiversity Band, contact Mike Joosten at 715458-4803 or at — from UWBC

Family nature and family fun day offered with camping EARL — Come to the Earl Park Landing on the Namekagon River on Saturday, Sept. 12, for an afternoon of nature activities. On the shore of the river there will be mucking, fish painting/art table, fly casting and fly tying. Park rangers will

provide equipment use and guidance through event station. Following Family Nature Day, at 4 p.m., you are invited to stay and learn how to camp and join Lakeland Family Resource Center and the National Park Services

for an overnight camp on the shores of the Namekagon River. NPS will provide camping gear and necessities. Campfire supper will be provided. Because these activities are at the river, an adult must accompany each child.

Space is limited, so please preregister by calling LFRC at 715-635-4669. These events are free. — from LFRC

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Kenneth Harmon Kenneth Harmon, 49, Shell Lake, died on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at his home. Kenneth John Harmon was born Oct. 4, 1965, in Rice Lake, to parents Kenneth and Carleen (Root) Harmon. After attending the Spooner Schools, he moved to Shell Lake. Kenny worked in Spooner for Elmer Zach at the Phillips 66 station, and also for Ardisam in Cumberland

before becoming disabled. Kenny enjoyed hunting deer, fishing, attending outdoor themed banquets, cutting firewood and just being in the outdoors. Kenny is survived by his father, Kenneth Harmon, Spooner; sister, Laurie (Pat) Frey, Sarona; nephews Steven Frey, Andy (Emily) Frey; and great-nephew Breken, all of Spooner; and many aunts, uncles and extended

family. Kenny was preceded in death by his mother, Carleen; grandparents; and cousin, Chuck Pettit. The Scalzo-Taylor Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements.

Charles D. Mortensen Charles “Chuck” “Captain Co-op” D. Mortensen, 46, Spooner, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. He was born April 17, 1969, in Jeannette, Pa., to David and Mary (Fels) Mortensen. Chuck worked at the

Cenex in Shell Lake for many years, but currently was employed at Sanmina in Turtle Lake. He loved to make people laugh and always had a joke to tell. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. Chuck is survived by his father, David Mortensen, Shell Lake; sisters, Karen (Kent) Peterson, Shell Lake, and Kathleen (Tony) Intravaia, New Berlin; nine nieces and nephews; and many other relatives

Virgil E. Peterson Virgil E. Peterson, 88, Hertel passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at Syverson Lutheran Home in Eau Claire, surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 11, 1927, in Cumberland, to Carl and Josephine (Johnson) Peterson. Virgil was raised near Hertel. After school, he served his country with the U.S. Army during WWII, serving in Germany. Virgil was married in Hertel, on Aug. 23, 1947, to Dorothy VanSelus who preceded him in death on Nov. 12, 2010. He was also preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers and sisters. Virgil farmed most of his life, but also

operated his own trucking business, owned and operated a sawmill, did logging, built hay wagons and worked as a professional furniture upholsterer. He could fix anything that wasn’t working and used that talent not only for his own family, but to help his neighbors and friends. Virgil also built his own home from the ground up. He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Kathy (Bruce) Klassen, Chippewa Falls, and Linda Peterson, Spooner; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sept. 2 at Lakeview United Methodist Church, Hertel, with the Rev. Jack Starr officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery, Hertel. Skinner Funeral Home of Shell Lake is serving the family.

Doris W. Linton Doris W. Linton, 97, Shell Lake, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at Indianhead Medical Center in Shell Lake. She was born June 17, 1918, in the Town of Beaver Brook to Bennie Read and Irene (Poquette) Melton. Doris was married in Rice Lake on May 29, 1937, to Michael Linton, who preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2004. She and her husband were married 66 years and lived on their farm east of Shell Lake for over 60 years. Doris was a lifelong member of the Methodist church in Shell Lake and Sarona. In those years she raised three sons, and worked at the Washburn County Courthouse for many of those years. She hosted many family reunions on the farm and also the Melton Christmas Eve party for over 60 years. Doris is survived by her sons, Michael (Clarice) Linton, Chetek, Lynn (Sandra) Linton, New Auburn, and Steven (AnnCharlotte) of Nora, Sweden; grandchildren, Kimberly (Kent) Bassett, Spooner, Kelly (Spencer) Sundeen, Ashland, Kyle (Greta) Linton, Shell Lake, Jennifer (Joa-

quim) Linton of Sweden, Emily Linton of Sweden, Gabriel (Holly) Linton of Sweden, Julia Linton of Sweden, Mike Jr. (Kim) Linton, Eau Claire, Laurie Linton, Lisa (Kurt) Scribner, Rice Lake, Kelly (Jose) Lundeen-Morales, Shell Lake, Chris (Joann) Lundeen, Burnsville, Minn., Susan (Gary) Johnson, Spooner, Dawn Rummel, Shell Lake and Michael Rummel, Sarona; 18 great-grandchildren who fondly knew her as Grandma GG and brothers, Cecil (Evelyn) Melton, Shell Lake, and Lyle (Gertie) Melton, Modesto, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, Donald, Philip and Alvin Melton and sister, Margie Stupak. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, at the United Methodist Church, Shell Lake, with the Rev. Steve Miller officiating. Burial will be in Shell Lake Cemetery. Pallbearers are Kyle Linton, Mike Linton Jr., Chris Lundeen, Michael Rummel, Spencer Sundeen and Kent Bassett. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday at Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, and one hour prior to services at the church. Skinner Funeral Home of Shell Lake is serving the family.

SpecialserviceswiththeRev.KevinDonleyset SPOONER — The Church of the Nazarene will have special services Sunday, Sept. 13, at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; and also services Monday, Sept. 14, through Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. The Rev. Kevin Donley is the district superintendent for the Church of the Nazarene. He served as a pastor and church planter in Ohio, New York and Oregon for over The Rev. Kevin Don32 years. Donley ley will be speaking in served as lead Spooner at the Church pastor of Hills- of the Nazarene the boro Church of week of Sept. 13-15. the Nazarene in — Photo submitted Hillsboro, Ore.

He became a registered evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene at age 19 prior to entering pastoral ministry. In his own words, “Holiness is the centrality of my ministry. It is the desire of God to free us from the internal conflict of sin. He has called us to walk in obedience and holiness before him. In the postmodern culture of our day, man’s deepest need is a clean heart and mature character. Holiness positions us for a deeper walk of growth in the grace and knowledge of Jesus. My primary call is it to lead people to Jesus Christ and mentor them in their faith. I am a people person and relationship builder,” said Donley. You won’t want to miss these special services. Donley’s messages stir hearts. Everyone is invited. If you have any questions, call 715-6353496. The Church of the Nazarene is located on Hwy. 253, just south of Spooner. — from Church of the Nazarene

and friends, including Lindsey Vadasz and Shannon Hartmann. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary; and brother, Bradley. Funeral services were held Aug. 31 at Salem Lutheran Church, Shell Lake with the Rev. Sue Odegard officiating. Burial was in Shell Lake Cemetery. Pallbearers were Curt Johnson, Ryan Leckel, Michael Intravaia, Matthew Intravaia, Tyson

Eraquam and Patrick Williamson. Skinner Funeral Home of Shell Lake is serving the family.

Senior lunch menu Monday, Sept. 7: No meals. Labor Day. Tuesday, Sept. 8: Cheesy egg bake, potato wedge, V8 juice, buttermilk biscuit, tropical fruit cup. Wednesday, Sept. 9: Tender pork tenderloin, garlic mashed potatoes, buttered carrots, cherry crisp. Thursday, Sept. 10: Hamburger and tomato hotdish,

California medley, chocolate-chip cookie. Friday, Sept. 11: Cook’s choice.. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, call your senior center to confirm. Menu is subject to change. All meals served with bread, butter, coffee, milk and water.

Washburn County Area Humane Society ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK

Jackson, our cocker mix, look at that face, The right home for him would be a quiet place. He says please, no kids, I like grown-ups best, In his opinion kids tend to be pests, Three and a half is how old Jackson is, Car rides and walks are favorites of his. Jackson wants someone who is home a lot, He will take every bit of attention you’ve got. Jackson has one thing that bugs him right now, Seasonal allergies, worst in the fall. He has medication he takes twice a day, He likes it ‘cause it keeps the itching away. If you are alone and a friend’s what you need, Jackson’s for you, he’s the one, yes indeed! Dogs for adoption: 4-year-old female tricolored walker hound; 3-year-old female black-and-tan hound; 9-month-old spayed white/black border collie mix; 1-yearold black female rottweiler/Lab mix; 1-1/2-year-old neutered black/brown collie/ shepherd mix; 1-1/2-year-old black male basset/Lab mix; 3-1/2-year-old neutered brown cocker spaniel mix; 7-year-old male shepherd/collie mix and an 8-month-old neutered brindle boxer mix. Cats for adoption: 2-1/2-year-old orange/black/white shorthair tiger; 10-monthold black/brown female shorthair tiger; 1-year-old neutered orange shorthair tiger; 4-month-old shorthair gray dilute tortie; 3-year-old spayed shorthair calico; 3-yearold neutered/declawed black/brown shorthair tiger; 2-year-old female shorthair tiger/calico; 1-year-old longhair neutered black/gray tabby; 3-year-old neutered white/gray shorthair; three 4-1/2-month-old shorthair black/white tigers; 4-yearold neutered gray/white shorthair and a 1-year-old neutered white/black shorthair. Strays include: Adult male liver/white German shorthair pointer found on 7th Avenue in Shell Lake, adult male black/brown shorthair tiger found on Oak Street in Spooner and a female cream/tan ragdoll mix found west of Hwy. 70 in Spooner.

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


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Northwoods Baptist

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.

Spooner Baptist

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


St. Joseph’s Catholic

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

St. Catherine’s Catholic

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

St. Francis de Sales

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

Long Lake Lutheran Church

St. Alban’s

Shell Lake Full Gospel

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.;


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

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

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

Faith Lutheran

(Missouri Synod) South of Spooner off Hwy. 63 W7148 Luther Rd. Pastor Brent Berkesch 715-635-8167 Adult Bible study Sunday 8 a.m. Worship 9 a.m. with Holy Communion first and third Sunday. Praise Worship Thursday 6:30 p.m. Lutheran Hour on WJMC 96.1 FM Radio at 9 a.m. Sundays

W3114 Church Rd., Sarona Pastor Mary Strom 9 a.m. Sunday Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday School

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

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

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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


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


Spooner Wesleyan

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

Trinity Lutheran

1790 Scribner St., Spooner Pastor Russ Leeper 715-635-3603 Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Office hours: Monday Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.


United Methodist

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

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

United Methodist

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

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



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he Bible tells us that God rested after work. We can take that as a model for ourselves. Rest in the Lord this week in church.


Cornerstone Christian

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

Trego Community Church

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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


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Sunday, August 31, 2014 Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost ne of the major influences in our society today is O the emphasis on being politically correct. The threat or possibility of offending anyone about anything at any

time has silenced many of us. We fear that we will be condemned or criticized. Unfortunately, many Christians now remain silent when opportunities to speak of or for their faith arise. Rather than defending the Gospel, we have become fearful of offending others even if their values are wrong and beliefs unscriptural. Being politically correct was not a problem for David. In fact, it was the exact opposite. He was not ashamed to speak boldly and publicly about God’s involvement in his life. He had no hesitancy or fear to talk about his relationship with God. Once at a very special occasion in front or a large crowd he said, “I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly!” He put his faith on public display. He had been through an intense struggle with God. It must have been both long and difficult. But finally, his patience and perseverance, his respect and reverence for God were rewarded and his prayer was finally answered. As he reflected on God’s goodness and thought about his mercy and blessings, he could not contain himself. “I speak of your faithfulness - your salvation, love and truth,” he proclaimed. “I do not seal … I could not conceal ... my gratitude.” If we were talking about this event today, we would say that David gave his testimony to a large gathering. However, it was not the size of the group that mattered to David. It was his need to proclaim God’s salvation and faithfulness to others. He could not be contained when it came to sharing his faith.

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Dewey Country

by Pauline Lawrence

by Helen V. Pederson

Skies were gray Monday morning with some sun poking through. It’s fall-like here. Some leaves are turning color and the sumac is turning red. It doesn’t seem like we’ve had a long summer. Maybe we will have a long fall. Sympathy to the family of Chuck Mortenson, 46, who passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25. Lilliam Ullom attended the wake on Sunday. His funeral was Monday. Jean Odden and her daughter, Kathy Granzin, Park Falls, visited me on Monday. Visiting Peder Pederson over the weekend were Curt and Martha Pederson and son Daniel from Hudson. They attended a picnic at Jim Gronning’s church in Trego after attending the Pentecostal church in Spooner. Jerry Swan, Las Vegas, son of Ruth Swan, has been spending a week here visiting relatives. He returned home on Saturday. He spent time with Joni and Mark Parker and all of them went to Eau Claire to visit David Swan and have dinner. On Friday, visiting Helen Pederson were Greta and

Logan Zinzli, of Eau Claire, and Sue and Larry Winner, of Solon Springs. Happy birthday to Tip Reinhart, who observed his birthday on Friday with cake and ice cream and also to Opal Gothblad, who celebrated her birthday here Saturday with a large group of family and cake and ice cream, too. Arlys Santiago golfed on Thursday and on Saturday. She golfed with Big Ripley girls at Butternut. Later Arlys enjoyed a picnic at Dick and Marie King’s and listened to the Porch Dogs at Lincolnwood Resort. Get-well wishes to Sue (Quam) Pederson, who had knee surgery last week. Tim is doing a good job of nursing her back to health. On Sunday afternoon, a group of ladies from Salem were treated to a lovely lunch at the Dahlen home. Beautiful young people are works of nature; beautiful old people are works of art.

son, who passed away recently. Virgil was a Dewey Country resident before he went into a nursing home. He leaves two daughters and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Lakeview Methodist Church on Wednesday with burial following. Paula Cramer’s former father-in-law, Jerry Cramer, has cancer. Jerry is 87 and is now in hospice. May he know he is in our special thoughts and prayers. On Sunday, Steve Hulleman went to his mom’s, Diane Hulleman’s, and was cutting up wood for the winter. Diane buys the wood in long lengths and Steve cut it up. Later Diane’s children will come and help split it. It’s really nice to have a large family, right Diane? Myrna Atkinson tells us she’s working on a quilt and this past week she froze enough corn for herself and Curt. Saturday, Myrna froze broccoli and cauliflower so she’s prepared with food for all the snow days we get this winter. It’s a great feeling, isn’t it Myrna, to have food on hand? You look out and see the snow and you’re just thankful you don’t have to go out in it. On Sunday at Cecil and Evelyn Melton’s were Richard and Karen Melton and Peggy Vesta. Cecil is home now and doing as well as can be expected. The hot weather bothers him a lot. Last Monday, Diane Hulleman went to Terraceview in Shell Lake. The ladies made blackberry cobbler, which sure sounds good. Has anyone been out blackberry picking? I’d like to look in our woods but I’m afraid of the bears as a mother and four cubs are in our woods. So, I stay out! Garry and Beth Crosby took Tom and Sunshine’s children, Isaac, Josie and Alycia, to Coyland Creek where they attended the various hunting things for the kids to learn and play. Beth says they all enjoyed the day. This is for 3- to 13-year-olds. Someone left me a gift of the heart. Yes, I was gone and someone came and left me a big box of tomatoes, zucchini, cukes and sweet corn. Well, whoever it was, I thank them. It was a very appreciated gift. I froze the corn, made canned tomatoes, made cukes and I grated the zucchini. Monday afternoon found Jackie Perlt coming to Diane Hulleman’s where she stayed until Wednesday noon. The gals had a great time, even going to Nicole Depoister’s home to see her house, which was very cute. They dug a bunch of flowers from Diane’s for Jackie before she left. It’s to be hot and humid this week, stay cool. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!


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ing and groaning. Yes, it’s time for school. How fast the summer days went by. Aren’t the yellow flowers along our roadsides beautiful? Yes, they’re just as beautiful this year as last year and I really enjoy looking at all of them when I go to Shell Lake. This past week I went to Smith’s Apple Orchard and got a bushel of apples for applesauce and also for pie. While there, I was greeted on their doorstep by a cute little kitten. Yes, this kitten was so friendly and purred away like it was saying, “Take me home!” I had lost my Muffin cat in July and decided I didn’t want another cat after having Muffin 20 years. But Judy said it was a male and talked about how friendly it was. She gave me a big buildup. Finally I told her I’d give it a try and took the kitten home. Well, when we got home, I fed the kitten and then it fell asleep. Well by Wednesday night the cat had made itself right at home. It loved the pups, too. Well that night the kitten felt really frisky and was tearing around. It went down the hall with the two pups following it and it was dark and the dogs came back in the hallway. Well that kitten came a tearing out of the bedroom in high gear and saw the dogs and he never slowed down. It was up and over these two pups and around the corner and another corner and he ended up beside my recliner. Well the dogs were so slow compared to the kitten they were busy looking on the stairway and elsewhere. I finally called them to come by me and then they saw the kitten and got it a-going again. This went on until it was bedtime. The kitten plays with my two pups and eats and sleeps with them. One night this past week I was sleeping and it was dark outside and I felt someone or something plop down on me and it gave me a start. Here it was the kitten. By the way, I named the kitten Razz. Talking with my sister, Dot Gudlin, she tells us she will be having her left knee replaced Oct. 5. She is buying extra food and making some for the freezer so she’s a busy lady. She’s trying to get a head start before surgery. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Virgil Peter-


Hasn’t the weather been so great this past week? Yes, with temps in the 70s it was great for canning and to just relax. Sept. 3, a very happy anniversary to Dan and Kayla Albee Smith as they enjoy their special day with many more to come. A very happy birthday to Beth Crosby and also to Nicole Hile on Sept. 4, with more to come to these ladies. Sept. 4, a very happy anniversary to Chuck and Nicole Hile as they celebrate their special day together with lots more to come. Sept. 6, a very happy anniversary to Jason and Carrie Thompson as they enjoy their anniversary together. A very happy birthday to Eva Stellrecht and to Lyndon Becker on Sept. 6, with more to come. A very happy anniversary to my nephew and niece, Steve and Lorrie Meister, on their special day, Sept. 7. Many more to you. Robin and Robyn Major, a very happy 25th wedding anniversary to you as you enjoy that special day together. Sept. 7, a very happy birthday to Gavin and Claire Secora as they enjoy that special day. A very happy anniversary to niece and nephew Bev and Jarrett Cassellious as they enjoy that special day Sept. 7. Sept. 8, a very happy anniversary to Buzz and Donna Laporte on their special day with many more to come. Happy birthday Sept. 8 to Richard Connor Colby as he gets another year older with many more to come. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Chuck Mortensen, who passed away last Tuesday. His funeral was Monday at Salem Lutheran Church in Shell Lake. Last Thursday afternoon the Greg Odden crew drove into son Richy’s cornfield and started chopping, Rich says his corn is down to 66 percent and it’s time to get it chopped. By Friday evening, his corn was chopped and out in a long pile by his second turkey shed. Rich tells me he had his corn planted three weeks early and that’s why he got it chopped. Another big job out of the way. You can bet all the students going to class were moan-

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Stone Lake

by Mary Nilssen

From the looks of it, we are going to have a beautiful week ahead of us. I hope it holds true all the way through Labor Day. Get out there and have a grand finale with family and friends. The Stone Lake Lions will again be hosting their annual fantastic fish fry on Saturday, Sept. 5, 4-7 p.m. at the Stone Lake Lions Hall. This is a fundraiser for local Lions projects. . Also on Saturday, Sept. 5, the Stone Lake Music Night will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Stone Lake Fire Hall. This free, community, family-friendly event features live music from local musicians. The Acoustic Ramblers from Stone Lake and guest musicians will be performing a variety of oldies, originals, standards, bluegrass, gospel, and even some jazz and country. A big thanks to the Stone Lake Fire Hall for hosting this event.


The Little Free Library that has popped up at our post office in Stone Lake is being well received. Stop by and browse through the books that are appearing daily and everyone is welcome to borrow a book at any time. Hopefully, you will take a book, leave a book and the library will be a popular stopping place. The Stone Lake Community Wetland Park wants to invite everyone in town to their annual Picnic in the Park. So, mark Sunday, Sept. 27, from 1:30-3 p.m. The picnic will be held in the main parking lot, near the memory walk. Light refreshments will be served and tours of the park will be available. The Stone Lake Area Historical Society would like to invite everyone to the Evergreen Cemetery Walk on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 1-3 p.m. The walk will highlight many Stone Lake families. Gravestone rubbing will be taught

and materials will be available to do the rubbings. Music and refreshments will highlight the day. A new cemetery walk booklet has been written and will be available for a small fee. Please join them to learn more about our beautiful Evergreen Cemetery and Stone Lake history. Mark your calendars for the Cranberry Festival Dinner to be held on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Lions Hall. Social hour will be at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30. The king, queen, and princess will be crowned and other honoraries will be announced for this year’s Cranberry Festival. Tickets are being sold at Red Schoolhouse Wines and Last Frontier Antiques. Have a safe and fun-filled end-of-summer weekend! Mary Nilssen can be reached at 715-865-4008 or

by Judy Pieper

The Rutabaga Fest was fantastic! We couldn’t have had more perfect weather for the weekend; cool and sunny. The parade is, I think anyway, the best parade in the area. I lost count of the number of American veterans presenting flags, high school marching bands, floats with town queens and princesses waving to the crowd, emergency vehicles, tractors, and young people from all kinds of clubs. Isabella Neitzel, who you probably know is from Barronett, looked lovely riding on the Cumberland float and waving to everyone. And, of course, the Spooner Heart of the North Rodeo queen and princess, Emily and Katy Foust, were there riding horses and promoting the rodeo. There was also one man riding a horse and dressed in a Civil War uniform. It was great. The only thing I would change would be the high school band uniforms. I can’t imagine how those kids can march that far in those long-sleeved jackets. I’d fall over from the heat. I didn’t know this earlier, but Maycee Vargo, another of our lovely little girls from Barronett, was also running for junior royalty. I’m so glad that I don’t have to be a judge in the queen contests. It would be hard to choose one girl to represent our area when they all seem to be just about perfect. I’ll leave that to the experts. After the parade, Jerry and Carol Hefty, Richard Pieper, Delores Schultz, Duane and I joined the crowd gathered around the food booths. Duane and I had pepper sandwiches, of course, and then pie and ice cream with the others. While we were sitting at a table enjoying our food, a man, Glen Emerson, sat down across from us and asked us how far we had to travel to get to the Rutabaga Fest. We told him that we were from Barronett, so only had to come about eight miles. He had come all the way from Denver, Colo., to see the Rutabaga Fest for the first time. He has family over by Balsam Lake, so they were with him, of course. We had a very nice visit, talked a lot about different small-town festivals, and decided that, next year, we would all go to the Monroe Cheese Days and meet at Baumgartner’s for lunch. Suzy Lehmann and I did the walk on Saturday morning. Little Tru couldn’t be there because her mom was not well, but we did get a T-shirt for her anyway. And, I want to compliment the people who volunteer to organize that event – and all the events during the weekend. But, I have to mention those who staffed the fun run/walk. I never know what I am supposed to be doing before the walk, and I went inside the high school to pick up the shirts. They couldn’t find our names on the computer, but they were very patient about looking even though there were hundreds of people milling about waiting for the race to start. Well, come to find out, the shirts for the people who preregister for the walk are outside in a box, in bags, with the names printed on them. So, anyway, I want to apologize for wasting so much of the staff’s

Dewey-LaFollette Intended for last week Hank and Karen Mangelsen went with Wayne and Marie Romsos to Cumberland on Saturday, Aug. 22, where they visited their niece, Erika Strickland, and her sons, Cadence, Levi and newborn Gabriel. Then Marie, Wayne, Karen and Hank went to Barron and attended a party for their nephew, Mike Romsos, and his wife, Denise, to help them celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. This week Dixie and Chuck Andrea, Judy Leonard, Lida Nordquist, Marlene Swearingen, Vicki and Kip Wiita, Karen and Hank Mangelsen, Lawrence, Nina and Donna Hines, and Marie and Wayne Romsos were among a number of people who attended a birthday party for Dave Close on Tuesday evening. It was held during open mic night at Tesora Event Center in Siren. Dave’s brother, Steve Close, and brother-in-law Larry Mangelsen both came from Hudson also to help Dave celebrate his 50th. Herb Downing and Jean Herzog from Menomonie were lunch guests of Gerry and Donna Hines on Wednesday. Nina and Lawrence Hines and Hank and Karen Mangelsen came later to visit also. Karen and Hank Mangelsen visited Lawrence and Nina Hines on Thursday afternoon. Ray and Cheryl Olson, their friends Elio and Elena, Lida Nordquist, Donna, Gerry, Nina and Lawrence

time, thank them once again, and promise to do it right next year. Tru was able to go to the Rutabaga Fest that afternoon, went on lots of rides, and was cheered on by Nana, aka Suzy Lehmann. Every year, after the parade, Rachel and Jesse Adams throw a big family reunion/birthday party for Trystin at their home. That is always fun. There were lots of people there to celebrate with Trystin, and he seemed to be enjoying every minute of it. Duane and I, who are true amateurs, played a game of beanbag toss with Curt Adams and his friend, Wendy, and were totally humiliated when they easily beat us by about 21 to 5. I told Duane that he should make us one of those games, we’ll practice a lot and not tell anyone, and beat Curt and Wendy next year. That will be our little secret, right? Ann Egstad, Mary Waite and Becky Drinken were among the many who attended the Rutabaga Fest play, “The Odd Couple (Female Version),” on Saturday evening. Ann said that it was very funny and very professionally done. She was still laughing about it Sunday morning when she was trying to tell us about the play. Shirley Overvig has some special guests with her at Barronett Lutheran on Sunday morning. Her granddaughters, Kalea, Elizabeth and Addison Lemke, who have been visiting since Thursday, attended service with her. The girls, who are from River Falls, start school this Tuesday, so they were getting in one last long visit. It sounds like they had a lot of fun, and that they are excited about starting school again. Devon Snowbank said that she is enjoying her classes at WITC. Devon is studying to be a dental assistant. We probably don’t have to wish Devon luck in her studies. She makes her own luck with hard work. You go girl. You’re destined for great things. OK, imagine a drum roll here. Kasey Brylski and Justin Olson were married at the Rolling Oaks in Barron on Saturday. The wedding was held on the golf course, and there were carts waiting to transport guests from the restaurant to the wedding site. The bride was absolutely lovely in a white lace gown, and the groom didn’t look too bad either. Actually, if you know Justin and Kasey, you know they always look good, even when they’re wearing aprons and working in the kitchen. Becky Jacobson performed the ceremony, and brought Bible verses and practical advice together beautifully. Justin’s grandma, Pat Olson, was in charge of catering, so there was way too much good food. Guests were treated to music by John Beland on the patio. And, there was a bouncy house for the little ones. What a nice idea. Usually children are pretty bored after the wedding ceremony, but this time there was no whining about “is it time to go yet?” Justin and Kasey are the perfect couple, and we wish them a

lifetime of happiness. One other note, Kasey and Justin were married on our Aunt Max and Uncle Mart Hefty’s wedding anniversary, and Kasey fastened a flower-shaped pin from Aunt Max on her wedding bouquet for her something old. I thought that was very special. Let’s see now, oh, the first Barronett Lutheran women’s meeting this fall will be held this Thursday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. in the church basement. We have to start planning for the Colorfest, which will be the third weekend in September. This is a pretty important meeting, so I hope you can join us there. I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Have a wonderful week, and I’ll see you next time.

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by Karen Mangelsen Hines, and Hank and Karen Mangelsen went out to eat Friday evening. They celebrated birthdays of Cheryl and Ray. Sue Ackerman was a weekend guest of her mother, Kay Krentz. Lawrence and Nina Hines went to Richfield, Minn., Saturday for a birthday party for them at the home of Colin Harrison. A number of family members were there, including their five great-grandchildren. Nina and Lawrence stayed overnight with Nancy and Steve Hagen and came home Sunday. Karen and Hank Mangelsen visited Sue and Roger Mroszak on Saturday afternoon. A Christian group, Hear By Faith, shared their witness through word and song at Lakeview UM Church Sunday morning. The members of the group are Dan Maki, and Chad and Angela Larson. Chad’s mother, Nancy Larson, accompanies them on the keyboard. Hank and Karen Mangelsen went to Hudson on Sunday, and Larry Mangelsen drove them from there to Cottage Grove, Minn. They all went to see Larry’s daughter, Celie, play softball. Marlene Swearingen and Lida Nordquist were Sunday afternoon visitors of Donna and Gerry Hines. Sympathy is extended to Linda Peterson and Kathy Klassen due to the death of their father, Virgil Peterson. He was 88.



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It was the last day of August as I sat down to write this news. So much going on all the time. Time flies. This weekend it’s Town and Country Days in Shell Lake with lots to do. School has started already. The smell of fresh fourth-crop alfalfa fills the air here as my boys are haying again. Folks were saddened to hear of the death of Chuckie Mortensen, only 46. He grew up here, across from the Getaway on CTH D. He was a nice kid, very smart, friendly, kind and likable. He leaves his dad, David; and sisters Karen and Kathy along with their spouses and families. Sympathy to the family. We also extend condolences to the Harmon family in the recent death of Ken, 49. He is survived by his father, Kenneth, Spooner, and his only sibling Laurie Frey, Pat’s wife here in West Sarona. You missed a fun day at Sarona Day on Saturday if you didn’t make it. There was a good turnout, lots of great food including the pulled pork. Games were played and it was nice to see and visit with neighbors. Thanks to Kelly Stoner and her helpers for getting it all together. Gene and Carlotta Romsos left after church Sunday to meet Carlotta’s siblings, Bob and Rita Tichy and sister Elvina and Dick Thompson at Neillsville where their parents are buried. They stayed overnight with her brother at Marshfield. Welcomed as new members of Sarona United Methodist Church on Sunday were Bob Single, and a transfer of membership to Glen and Janet Strube, who have moved here from Reedsburg. They bought a home on Big Ripley Lake out past the Sarona Cemetery. Welcome to Sarona, Glen and Janet. Vivian Bergman went with brother

by Marian Furchtenicht Gene and Kathy Bergman to Eau Claire on Saturday for a baseball game that their grandson was playing. Thursday she went with them to the Country Lane Farmers Market. It was a busy place. One day, Viv’s brother, Gene, took her to the emergency room after a severe reaction to a bee sting. They’re all over this year. Elfreda West is a new great again. Her grandson and wife, Paul and Lacey Donatell, Eau Claire, adopted another little guy who was born March 18, 2014, in Ethiopia. His name is Tolera Abose, now named Toley Paul Donatell. He joins a brother Benny. Congrats to all. A speedy recovery to LeRoy Sandridge who had carpal tunnel surgery recently. Sandy Vogt attended the floral design workshop at the Spooner Ag Station on Tuesday. About 30 women learned the basics of flower arranging, the tools used, and some of the rules the judges follow at fairs and flower shows. They all created a masterpiece with plant materials from their yards and gardens. The annual Big Ripley golf outing and neighborhood potluck were held Saturday, hosted by Dick and Marie King. There were 18 golfers playing at Butternut Hills in the morning and nearly 30 neighbors at the potluck and awards ceremony in the afternoon. The Spooner Garden Club had their fall plant and bake sale at Centennial Park in Spooner. It was very successful and raised funds for the two scholarships the club awards each year. Nancy Swanson reminded us that the Lions Club fish fry takes place Friday, Sept. 4, from 4-8 p.m., in the Shell Lake Community Center. On Friday, Aug. 29, Mark and Julie, and

John and Linda Sauer, and Paul and Cathi Hagen, and Rick and Carla Townsend attended the funeral of Marie Hovey in Spooner. In the evening, Mark, John and Linda, with Drew Sauer and Lacey Espeseth, attended a party in Rice Lake celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary of Butch and Kathy Madsen. Saturday there was a large gathering at Pioneer Farm to work on the family gazebo, and have a cookout with an evening bonfire. In attendance were Bill and Duffy Sauer with their daughter, Lisa Kirwin, and her husband, Dave, all of the Twin Cities, along with Bill and Duffy’s daughter, Jeannine Hansen, with husband Bob and their daughter Stephanie, and Bill and Duffy’s great-grandchildren Skylar and Peyton from Dallas, Texas. Also Mark and Julie Sauer, with son-in-law Dan Looney, with children Myla and Jace, from Cottage Grove, Minn., Carla and Rick Townsend from Centuria, with Carla’s daughter, Kristi Hart, with husband Brett and children Parker and Kortney from Amery, and Paul and Cathi Hagen, with son Geof and his girlfriend Tricia Wilt. Also, Brad Doll, Frank and Tim Bernard, and Dan Fox, from Rice Lake. During the afternoon Dave Sauer’s 1951 John Deere A returned to the farm, procured by Geof Hagen from Frank Galli in Madge, after some mechanical work by Georg and Drew Sauer. On Saturday, Shannon Sauer, Janesville, with her fiance, Brandon Brown, Rice Lake, and his son Braedon, were also at the farm. Saturday afternoon and evening was Roger Nielson and Vicki Gee Treft’s sixthannual rendezvous BBQ and potluck with

live music, hayrides, lawn games, bonfire and fireworks. Some camped over. They have such a neat place back in the woods over by Harmon Lake. There are neat raised gardens and their vintage collection to enjoy. Elfreda West, Mavis Schlapper and I went together. Really enjoyable. Thanks to them. They had a good turnout and the weather was great for it. Bonnie Helmer and I took in the delicious meal at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Spooner on Wednesday night. That was so nice. Saw quite a few people I knew. Afterward we stopped by brother Don Shoquist’s for a bit. Casey Furchtenicht got home after a nine-day trip with best friend Brett Holman and wife Hannah and their friend from Menomonie. They took a hiking trip in the mountains in Aspen, Colo. They report a good time but came home tired. He would like to go again. Birthday wishes to Julie McCann, Dennis Wood, Aurora Pollei and Ken Anderson, Sept. 3; Ericka Parker, Judy Schmelke, Jacob Stodola, Shirley Stein, Dennis Musil and Danny Washkuhn, Sept. 4; Debbie Scalzo and Heidi Voglar, Sept. 5; John Morevec Sr., Dennis West, Zach Boland, Darlene Chaney and Diane Lee, Sept. 8; Brenda Zaloudek, Ryan Musil and Mary Engen, Sept. 9. Have a happy one. Couples with wedding anniversaries this week include John and Delores Zaloudek and Randy and Linda Myer on Sept. 3; and Steve and Lori Hubin, Sept. 4. Congrats to them.


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was westbound on Shell Creek Road in up and said she was OK. Anderson and Sunday, Aug. 23 the Town of Minong when he drove into Peterson didn’t exchange information. At approximately 2:09 a.m., Kris the ditch and collided with trees and a Anderson later called the sheriff’s office Goodwill, 49, Birchwood, was westbound small building. Stirling was not injured, to report the incident after speaking with on CTH B in the Town of Birchwood but when law enforcement arrived at an attorney. driving a 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan the accident, he refused to do sobriety At approximately 3:52 p.m., Diane when she hit a deer. The vehicle sustained exercises and was arrested for operating Davis, 52, Springbrook, was southbound minor damage. a motor vehicle while intoxicated, his on Hwy. 63 in the Town of Stinnett when Monday, Aug. 24 first offense. The 1999 Chevy C35 he was she hit a deer with the 2011 Buick Regal At approximately 11:30 a.m., Paul driving sustained moderate damage and she was driving. The vehicle sustained Phillip, 59, Minong, was paying for was towed. minor damage while Davis was not garbage service at the Minong transfer Tuesday, Aug. 18 injured. station when his 2004 Jeep Cherokee At approximately 8:25 a.m., Harold At approximately 5:55 p.m., Lisa Harris, rolled backward, ultimately striking Hjelle, 77, Danbury, was southbound on 54, Siren, was westbound on Hwy. 70 in the transfer station building. There was Hwy. 53 in the Town of Sarona driving a the Town of Evergreen when she hit a e x t e n s i v e (Aug. 19, 26, Sept. 2) 2011 Chevy Express van in the right lane. vehicle driven by Jayne Bachler, 57, Shell d a m a g e STATE OF WISCONSIN Jean Druschba, 84, Shell Lake, was also Lake, who was stopped on Hwy. 70 to done to the CIRCU IT COU RT southbound on Hwy. 53 driving a 2010 make a left turn onto Tozer Lake Road. b u i l d i n g WASHBU RN COU NTY GMC Yukon in the left lane when she Neither driver was injured. Harris’ 2010 and Phillp’s OneWest Bank N.A. began to merge into the right lane and GMC was totaled and towed. Bachler’s vehicle. Plaintiff hit Hjelle’s vehicle. No one was injured in 2000 Chevy two-door vehicle sustained vs. the accident, and both vehicles sustained moderated damage and was towed. ESTATE OF RITA M . COPP moderate damage and were towed. AKA RITA M ARY COPP, et al. Thursday, Aug. 20 D efendant(s) At approximately 2 a.m., Brien Drain, Case No: 14 CV 50 43, Spooner, was westbound on Hwy. 70 1 NOTICE OF SHERIF F ’S SAL E in the Town of Madge when he left the c t t r c PL EASE TAKE NOTICE that roadway. Drain, driving a 2006 Chevy by virtue of a judgment of foreMalibu, went off the south side of Hwy. closure entered on F ebruary 25, 70 and came to rest in the tree line. Drain 2015, in the amount of also took out a portion of a private fence $ 194,335.03 the Sheriff will sell AND THE line. Drain was not injured but the vehicle the described premises at public auction as follows: was totaled and towed. TIM E: September 16, 2015, at At approximately 3 p.m., Anita 1 1 10:00 AM Anderson, 58, Superior, was standing 1 t t t t 11 t t 1 r TERM S: By bidding at the sherin the parking lot of the Dinner Bell iff sale, prospective buyer is restaurant. Steven Peterson, 72, Rice Lake, t 41 r t t consenting to be bound by the backed his following terms: 2005 Chevy 1.) 10% down in cash or mon(Sept. 2, 9, 16) Silverado REG SH.LK BAND/GARAGESALE @ S; 2 ey order at the time of sale; STATE OF WISCONSIN truck from balance due within 10 days in; 633773 CIRCU IT COU RT its parking of confirmation of sale; failShell Lake Band Is Having A WASHBU RN COU NTY spot at the ure to pay balance due will Nationstar M ortgage L L C D i n n e r result in forfeit of deposit to Plaintiff plaintiff. Bell but vs. 2.) Sold “ as is” and subject to didn’t see Saturday, September 5, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. all legal liens and encumM ARK F . HAGENY, et al. Anderson brances. D efendant(s) standing Shell Lake High School Commons 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on behind his This garage sale is to raise money for the Shell Lake Band trip the property, either in person Case No: 14 CV 117 truck and to Tennessee in the spring of 2016. 77 r or via fax and as recited by hit her. NOTICE OF SHERIF F ’S SAL E the sheriff department in the Anderson event that no opening bid is PL EASE TAKE NOTICE that fell to the offered, plaintiff retains the by virtue of a judgment of foreright to request the sale be ground, but closure entered on M arch 27, declared as invalid as the 2015, in the amount of got back TOWN OF BEAVER BROOK r

Monday, Aug. 10 At approximately 8:15 p.m., Pandy Prakhyat, 24, Chelsea, Mass., was eastbound on Hwy. 77 just west of CTH M in the Town of Stinnett, when she hit a deer with the 2015 Toyota Corola she was driving. Prakhyat was not injured but the vehicle sustained moderate damage. Thursday, Aug. 13 At approximately 3:11 p.m., Judy Harris, no town given, was eastbound on CTH E near the intersection of Hwy. 53 in the Town of Trego. Harris admitted to rear-ending a vehicle belonging to Veronica Ramirez, 31, Bemidji, Minn., as she came to a stop for the intersection of CTH E and Hwy. 53. No one was injured in the accident, but Harris’ 2010 Chevy Equinox sustained minor damage as did the 2008 Toyota truck Ramirez was driving. Friday, Aug. 14 At approximately 12:18 p.m., Avery Sega, 22, Eau Claire, was eastbound on Hwy. 63, driving a 2001 semitruck. Sega was driving behind Mackenzie Suda, 22, Ham Lake Minn., when he rear-ended the 2006 Chevy vehicle she was driving. No one was injured in the accident, but Suda’s vehicle sustained moderate damage while the semitruck sustained minor damage. Sega was cited for automobile following too closely. Saturday, Aug. 15 At approximately 4:40 p.m., Albert Tuhy, 77, Mundelein Ill., was southbound on Hwy. 53 in the Town of Trego driving a 2011 Ford SUV when he fell asleep. The vehicle left the roadway, entered the median and hit the guardrail, coming to rest wrapped in the guardrail. Tuhy was not injured but his truck was severely damaged and towed. At approximately 7:22 p.m., Daniel Everson, 27, Springbrook, was eastbound on CTH A driving a 1981 Yamaha Maxim motorcycle in the Town of Stone Lake when he hit a deer. Everson and his passenger, Brittany Winger, 25, Turtle Lake, were both ejected from the motorcycle and suffered nonincapacitating injuries and were airlifted from the scene. The motorcycle sustained severe damage. At approximately 11:41 p.m., Lucas Stirling, 21, Iron River,

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(Aug. 26, Sept. 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCU IT COU RT WASHBU RN COU NTY IN THE M ATTER OF THE ESTATE OF D OU GL AS V. JO HNSON Order Setting D eadline for F iling a Claim (F ormal Administration) Case No. 15PR34 A petition for formal administration was filed. THE COU RT F IND S: 1. The decedent, with date of birth August 11, 1943, and date of death October 11, 2014, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of N2036 County Road M , Sarona, WI 54872. 2. All interested persons waived notice. THE COU RT ORD ERS: 1. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is November 14, 2015. 5. A claim may be filed at the Office of the Register in Probate, Washburn County Courthouse, Shell L ake, Wisconsin. BY THE COU RT: Eugene Harrington Circuit Court Ju dge August 14, 2015 Kathryn zu mBrunnen Box 96 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-3174 Bar No.: 1016913

***OPEN BOOK will be held on the 16th day of September, 2015, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Beaver Brook Town Hall. Purpose: To discuss your assessed value with the Assessor and ask questions. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Review for the Town of Beaver Brook of Washburn County shall hold its second meeting on the 16th day of September, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Beaver Brook Town Hall. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board: No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the Assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to a member of the Board about the person’s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of the assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board of Review, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board or by telephone or object to a valuation if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method of valuation unless the person supplies the Assessor all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the Assessor’s manual under Sec. 73.03 (2a) of Wis. Statutes, that the Assessor requests. The Town has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Sec. 19.35 (1) of Wis. Statutes. The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone. Respectfully submitted, 7 r Nancy Erickson, Clerk Town of Beaver Brook

$ 126,111.74, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIM E: September 30, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. TERM S: 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. PL ACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell L ake, Wisconsin. D ESCRIPTION: L ot 9 in Block “ L ” of D obie and Stratton’s Addition, in the City of Shell L ake, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY AD D RESS: 313 1st Avenue, Shell L ake, WI 54871. TAX KEY NO.: 65-282-2-38-1326-5 15-240-854000. D ated this 20th day of J uly, 2015. / s/ Sheriff Terry D ryden Washburn County Sheriff Scott D . Nabke J. Peterman L egal Group L td. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to www.jpeterman to obtain the bid for this sale. J . Peterman L egal Group L td. is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 7

sale is fatally defective. PL ACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell L ake, Wisconsin. D ESCRIPTION: Parcel 1: The Southeast 1/ 4 of the Southwest 1/ 4 of Section 29, Township 41 North, Range 12 West, Town of Brooklyn, Washburn County, Wisconsin, except that part described as L ot 1 of Certified Survey M ap No. 3361, recorded in Volume 16 of Certified Survey M aps, Page 25, as D ocument No. 314196. Parcel 2: A Nonexclusive easement for the benefit of Parcel 1 as shown on said Certified Survey M ap No. 3361. AL SO D ESCRIBED AS: The Southeast 1/ 4 of the Southwest 1/ 4 of Section 29, Township 41 North, Range 12 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin, EX CEPT that part described as L ot 1 on Volume 16 of Certified Survey M aps, Page 25, as Survey number 3361 and D ocument number 314196. Together with the driveway easement over and across L ot 1 as shown on said Certified Survey M ap 3361. PROPERTY AD D RESS: N10115 Copp L ane, Trego, WI 54888. TAX KEY NO.: 65-012-2-41-1229-3 04-000-001010. D ated this 17th day of J uly, 2015. / s/ Sheriff Terry D ryden Washburn County Sheriff Scott D . Nabke J. Peterman L egal Group L td. 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 L egal Group L td. is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 2 2


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(Aug. 26, Sept. 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCU IT COU RT WASHBU RN COU NTY IN THE M ATTER OF THE ESTATE OF D ARREL AL AN PIERCE Order Setting Time to Hear Petition for Administration and D eadline for F iling Claims (F ormal Administration) Case No. 15PR32 A petition for formal administration was filed. THE COU RT F IND S: The decedent, with date of birth J uly 7, 1933, and date of death M ay 7, 2015, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of Box 147, Trego, WI 54888. THE COU RT ORD ERS: 1. The petition be heard at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell L ake, Wisconsin, Room 2C, before Circuit Court J udge Eugene D . Harrington on Ju ly 7, 22, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. You do no need to to appear unless you object. The petition may be granted if there is no objection. 2. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is November 11, 2015. 3. A claim may be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell L ake, Wisconsin, Room 2C. 4. Heirship will be determined at the hearing on petition for final judgment. 5. Publication of this notice is notice to any persons whose names or addresses are unknown. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 715-4684688 at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. BY THE COU RT: Eugene Harrington Circuit Court Ju dge August 13, 2015 Kathryn zu mBrunnen Box 96 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-3174 Bar No.: 1016913

(Aug. 26, Sept. 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCU IT COU RT WASHBU RN COU NTY IN THE M ATTER OF THE ESTATE OF HAROL D RHEINGANS Order Setting Time to Hear Petition for Administration and D eadline for F iling Claims (F ormal Administration) Case No. 15PR33 A petition for formal administration was filed. THE COU RT F IND S: The decedent, with date of birth August 4, 1935, and date of death October 31, 2014, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of W6840 Hoop D r., Spooner, WI 54801. THE COU RT ORD ERS: 1. The petition be heard at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell L ake, Wisconsin, before Circuit Court J udge Eugene D . Harrington on September 22, 2015, at 2:45 p.m. You do no need to to appear unless you object. The petition may be granted if there is no objection. 2. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is November 11, 2015. 3. A claim may be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell L ake, Wisconsin. 4. Heirship will be determined at the hearing on petition for final judgment. 5. Publication of this notice is notice to any persons whose names or addresses are unknown. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 715-4684688 at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. BY THE COU RT: Eugene Harrington Circuit Court Ju dge August 13, 2015 Kathryn zu mBrunnen Box 96 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-3174 2 Bar No.: 1016913

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Shell Lake teachers go back to school

Shell Lake Elementary School secretary Kristin Thomas, left, accepts boxes of schools supplies from casino delivery person Elizabeth Denniston. — Photo submitted TURTLE LAKE — Students in 10 northwestern Wisconsin school districts started out the new school year with extra school supplies thanks to the generosity of guests of the three St. Croix Casinos. From Aug. 10-16, casino guests donating at least two school supply items at any of the St. Croix Casinos – Danbury, Hertel or Turtle Lake – received $5 in Turtle Bucks slot play and a drawing entry. Guests donating at least five items received $10 in

slot play and two drawing entries. Drawings for two $100 Walmart gift cards were held at each casino on Wednesday, Aug. 19. During the seven-day drive, more than 4,000 guests donated school supply items. Elizabeth Denniston, Patricia Frie and Judy Warmanen of St. Croix Casinos delivered school supplies to school districts in Burnett, Polk, Sawyer and Washburn counties on Aug. 17 and 18. - submitted

Shell Lake Superintendent David Bridenhagen addresses the teachers, staff and bus drivers at the all-staff in-service held at the Shell Lake High School on Wednesday, Aug. 26. This is the first time that many of the staff have gotten the opportunity to see the new administrator.

Photos by Larry Samson

Judge Eugene Harrington stopped by the school like he does every year. He greeted the staff and talked about the responsibilities of being a mandatory reporter. Staff members are required by law to report any suspected child abuse or sexual abuse. LEFT: The teachers and staff attend an in-service to prepare them for a new school year. It is also a time for everyone to get reacquainted or to meet the new teachers. The social event helps to develop the family feeling that the Shell Lake School is known for.

Shell Lake school menu Breakfast Thursday, Sept. 3: Muffin (3-12 only) or French toast sticks. Friday, Sept. 4: Ham and egg scramble (3-12 only) or Laker breakfast pizza. Monday, Sept. 7: No school. Labor Day. Tuesday, Sept. 8: Mini cinni roll (3-12 only) or pop-tart and cheese stick. Wednesday, Sept. 9: Ultimate breakfast round (3-12 only) or chicken breakfast sandwich. Thursday, Sept. 10: Muffin (3-12 only), or oatmeal with the fixings. Friday, Sept. 11: Ham and egg scramble (3-12 only) or apple or cherry frudel. Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/fruit and milk with their main item. Every day breakfast is free to all students.

Volleyball cheerleaders

Lunch Thursday, Sept. 3: Mozzarella dippers or pizza Calzone (7-12 only). Friday, Sept. 4: Chicken Alfredo. Monday, Sept. 7: No school. Labor Day. Tuesday, Sept. 8: Ham and turkey sub with chips or meatball sub with chips (7-12 only). Wednesday, Sept. 9: Chicken nuggets with mashed potatoes or pork chop patty with gravy (7-12 only). Thursday, Sept. 10: Pepperoni pizza, cheese pizza or build your burger (7-12 only). Friday, Sept. 11: Homemade lasagna. Menus subject to change. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Back again to help build school and team spirit at Shell Lake is the cheerleader squad. They will be at all home football games and volleyball games this fall. Shown clockwise starting at the top: Allison Tims, KayDe Bontekoe, Lainy Hutton, Krista Parker, Emme Schaffer, Niki Everroad, Jade Folstad and Jadee Goetz. — Photo by Larry Samson


Back-to-school picnic

Whitetails of Wisconsin Summer picnic A doe and two fawns. The white deer is not an albino but a piebald. Rich Lawrence is breeding some of his deer for this trait.

Photos by Larry Samson

Tucker Allen has found an easy way to maneuver through the crowd and his father, Billy, has found a way to keep tabs of him as they make their way through the lunch line.

Watermellon was Bryant Fankhauser’s favorite thing at the picnic, even better than meeting his new teacher. - Photos by Larry Samson

Daya Lawrence is one of the lucky hunters who found a deer shed in the children’s game. She was able to keep the shed for her effort. RIGHT: Levi Albee is along for the ride as he and his father, Cody, check out the entertainment at the Whitetails of Wisconsin picnic on Saturday, Aug. 29.

The dinner of champions, Daniel Parish and Marty Anderson just got done with their cross-country practice and tjeu are getting the carbs the will need to compete in their first meet. LEFT: Lilly Fogelberg will be starting the new school year on the wrong foot, or should we say, a broken foot. The cool thing was that she got her principal to sign her cast.

Night vision

Northern Lights Camera Club member Kirk Schleife took this photo of the Milky Way. Astrophotography was the topic at the camera club’s monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 17, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner. Western Wisconsin Photo Club President Terry Butler presented a program on the night sky, northern lights and star trails. The club meets every third Thursday of the month at Trinity Lutheran Church from 7-9 p.m. — Photo by Kirk Schleife

Smoking Gun Whitetails in the Town of Dewey hosted the 2015 Whitetails of Wisconsin summer picnic on Saturday, Aug. 29. It was a busy day for Rich Lawrence and Julie Hammer and their children, Conrad Lawrence and Owen Sable, as over 700 people came to tour the deer farm.

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