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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Vol. 121, No. 50 • Shell Lake, Wis.

Weekend watch

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Jack Pine Savage Days in Spooner See Events, page 8



The 100th Washburn County fair

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SPORTS Football camp

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People you should know: Tammy Fulton See back page


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SPOONER — The Spooner Police Department responded to an ambulance call at 326 Miller Ave., in the city of Spooner, around 6 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 1, regarding a gunshot victim. Upon arrival a 61-year-old male was found to have a gunshot wound to his left hand and was transported to the Spooner hospital. A follow-up investigation led to the arrest of a 52-year-old female. Formal charges are pending with the Washburn County District Attorney’s office. — from the Spooner Police Department ••• SHELL LAKE – The Shell Lake City Council appointed Chad Shelton on Monday, July 11, as the new alderperson for the 1st Ward to replace Josh Buckridge. Buckridge resigned, informing the city council that he sold his home and would be moving out of the ward. Since Shelton was appointed, he has had some important decisions to make. Not only was his first meeting requesting a vote on the acceptance of the ATV grant, but also to get a new raft for the swimmers at the Shell Lake beach. Shelton also is serving on the park Chad Shelton and recreation committee and the public works committee. His term will expire in 2013. - Jessica Beecroft ••• SPOONER — What can you find at the Spooner Farmers Market? In addition to sweet corn, cucumbers, blueberries, honey, fresh bakery and goat milk soap, there will also be visiting musicians. This weekend only, the Spooner Farmers Market will move from their regular market lot due to the Jack Pine Festival. Dave’s Hardware Hank will host the market in their lot from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 6. When visiting the temporary site, please keep to the gravel portion of the lot. Come down to the Spooner Farmers Market on Saturday, Aug. 13, to help celebrate National Farmers Market Week, which is Aug. 7-13 and National Can It Forward Day, which is Aug. 13. Experts in food preservation will give demonstrations and answer foodpreservation questions. Meet at the regular location in the municipal lot at the intersection of Oak and Front streets to shop and learn. — from Spooner Farmers Market

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This couple made a rubbing of the name of a loved one who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country at the Moving Wall, on exhibit at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery near Spooner this past week. The person may have been a husband, a father, a brother, a son or a friend. More photos on page 2. — Photo by Larry Samson

Missing for 15 years

by Jessica Beecroft SPOONER — Sara Anne Bushland went missing on April 3, 1996. She was last seen exiting her school bus at the end of the driveway at her family’s residence, in rural Spooner, and was never heard from again. Bushland was a high school sophomore in 1996. Her case remains open and unsolved. Bushland was raised in Wisconsin until the age of 10 when she and her older sister moved to Colorado to live with their father. When they returned to Wisconsin in 2004, she decided to live with her mother. She visited her father in Chippewa Falls on a regular basis. Authorities initially classified Bushland as a runaway, but they are unsure of what caused her disappearance. Later she was classified as a missing child and then back to a runaway. She didn’t take any clothing or money with her, and she wasn’t acting in an unusual manner before her disappearance. “The worst part is the not knowing,” said Dawn Bushland, Michael Bushland’s wife and stepmother of the missing girl. Bushland’s blond, blue-eyed visage didn’t land on front pages or television screens coast to coast. Law enforcement at first considered her a runaway. She was missing, but so was the sense of urgency about her case. “Of course, we contacted ‘America’s Most Wanted,’ but the case is too cold,” said Dawn. “There’s not enough pizzazz.” Meanwhile, every Father’s Day, Michael prays that his daughter will call. He and Dawn now believe that Sara is deceased. “There are several people reported (missing) each day. Most of them are children, and most are found within hours,” said Lt. Daniel Ruzinski, a veteran sensitive-crimes detective. “The majority of them, probably 75 percent, are found within a day.”

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Sara Anne Bushland as she appeared 15 years ago before disappearing (L) and an artist’s rendition of what she may look like today. — Special photos

An average of 700 to 800 children are reported missing each month in Wisconsin, state records show. The majority of those reported missing are found or return home on their own within hours or days, says Randy Romanski, a spokesman and policy analyst in Attorney General Jim Doyle’s office. “On average, about 95 percent of children reported missing are located in less than two days,” he says. “Typically they would be runaways; children told to leave the home - say, during an argument - and then came back or were located. However, there are some that are longer-term cases or more serious.” In this respect, cases such as Bushland’s are usually promising. Children are more likely than adults to be reported as missing very quickly. Fewer people report adult friends and relatives as missing, even after extended absences, Ruzinski stated. “Everybody’s got a relative you haven’t seen for a couple of months, right? Do you report them missing?” he says. “It’s not unusual not to hear from cousin so-and-so for

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Moving Wall is a moving experience

by Larry Samson SPOONER — It was a busy weekend with the Washburn County Fair and the Moving Wall at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. It was a time for young 4-H and FFA members to make new memories and for Vietnam veterans to relive old memories. It is called the Moving Wall because it is mobile. Two walls travel the nation to bring the Vietnam Memorial experience to those who cannot travel to Washington, D.C. It is also called the Moving Wall because you cannot help but be moved by it; 58,479 mostly young service men and women gave up their lives, making the ultimate sacrifice to the service of our country. When you walk the length of the wall, you come away with the knowing they are not a number but a name and that they have left loved ones behind. When you look at the names you see your reflection. For those who served, their thoughts are that it could have been them; for some it is a guilt they have carried with them. One veteran remarked that there were those who he served with that he could not remember their names and now he felt a new pain but in reality they will not be forgotten as long as memorials like this are around. The opening ceremony was held on Thursday, July 28, at 7 p.m., when about 1,000 people gathered to hear the Shell Lake Community Band, Spooner Community Choir and the 34th ID Military Band. It was a simple ceremony with little military fanfare. Metal of Honor Recipient Gary Wetzel spoke not of himself but as a Vietnam veteran, proud of their service to their country and their feelings of returning to a country that did not seem to be appreciative. He summed it up with a simple thought, “Pride in us and us as a nation.” The wall was brought to Washburn County due to the efforts of a few volunteers and was pulled off through the efforts of many nameless volunteers. The wall was open and staffed 24 hours a day starting on Thursday, July 28, until Monday, Aug. 1, when it was torn down to be transported to Rugby, N.D.

A time to reflect.

Casey Furchtenicht and Boy Scout Leader Shaun Cusick of Troop 51 received the honor of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in the opening ceremony held Thursday, July 28, at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

An OH-6 Cayuse, nicknamed Loach by the servicemen on the ground, hovers in the treetops much like it would have in Vietnam 40-50 years ago. As a light operational helicopter, it called in positions for the attack copters and gunships. Equipped with a minimal defensive armament, the two-man aircraft relied on their speed and ability to fly at treetop level as their defense.

Alyxia Johnson a fourth-grader from Spooner, got a history lesson from her grandfather, Dave Hanson, who was stationed in Tuy Hoa, Vietnam.

Photos by Larry Samson

In the closing ceremony of the Moving Wall that was held Sunday, July 31, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Sengbusch (L) is recognized for his work in bringing the Moving Wall to Washburn County, as the committee chairman. County Veteran Service Officer Carl Krantz and administrative assistant Lisa McNeally presented him with a plaque.

World War II veteran and songwriter Larry Lee Phillipson performed his own song, “No Welcome Home,” at the Moving Wall opening ceremony held Thursday, July 28, and also on Friday, July 29, at the Washburn County Fair. The song is a tribute to the Vietnam veteran who never received the respect or honor due. Phillipson served as a Marine in the Pacific Theater including Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima.

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Burglary leads to the arrest of two suspects from Minnesota

TOWN OF CASEY — An investigation spanning from Tuesday, July 26, through Thursday, July 28, led to the arrest of two persons from Minnesota. Kaylee Michelle Miller, 18, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., was arrested and booked into the Washburn County Jail on charges of burglary. After an extensive search involving several area agencies Joseph Francis Lukas, 22, from St. Paul, Minn., was booked into the Washburn County Jail on multiple counts of burglary along with knowingly fleeing law enforcement. Washburn County sheriff’s deputies and investigators responded to the report of a burglary at a residence in the Town of Casey on Tuesday, July 26. During the commission of this burglary the suspects had stolen a golf cart after forcibly breaking into a garage. During the investigation, a Jeep with Minnesota license plates was located submerged in a marshy area near the burglary scene. According to evidence found, investigators believed the suspects to be a male and female along with a dog. At approximately 1:30 p.m., on Wednesday, July 27, Washburn County sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary-in-progress call on Leisure Lake Road in the Town of Casey. A citizen called the sheriff’s office and reported that they observed a male and a female trying to steal an ATV out of his neigh-

Joseph Francis Lukas

Several units were involved in an ongoing search for two suspects after burglaries were reported in the Town of Casey. — Photo by Jessica Beecroft bor’s garage. The complainant indicated that the suspects fled the area into the woods on the east side of Island Lake. Sheriff’s deputies, Washburn County K9 Unit, Wisconsin State Patrol and Air Assets from the Wisconsin DNR did an extensive search of the area and arrested Miller. The wooded search was suspended. Identification of the male suspect was determined and further information revealed he was currently wanted by the Minnesota Department of Corrections regarding a conviction for

Moving objects photography class to start

SHELL LAKE — Facilitated through the Shell Lake School District’s Community Education program, an advanced photography class on moving objects will be held Tuesday evenings, Aug. 9, 16 and 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This class targets folks who are interested in learning how to use their camera to captivate photos of moving objects. Parents and grandparents — this one’s for you. Catch those awesome moments on camera and celebrate the memories for-

ever. Ideal for folks interested in photographing: athletic events, marching band, kids, pets or any other moving object. Class participants will receive practice through on-site events. The class meets at Shell Lake High School with instructor Larry Samson. Please contact coordinator Keri Jensen at 715-468-7815, ext. 1337 or jensenk@shell for inquiries or registration information. — from SLCE

Several local post offices likely to close

Comstock, Sarona on a list of 3,700 slated to go dark

by Greg Marsten Special to the Register BALSAM LAKE – The U.S. Postal Service released a long-awaited list of small or underutilized post offices slated to likely close due to consolidation of services in the near future. Several of those closures are expected to affect local residents, including in Sarona and Comstock. “Today, more than 35 percent of the postal service’s retail revenue comes from expanded access locations such as grocery stores, drugstores, office supply stores, retail chains, self-service kiosks, ATMs and, open 24/7,” Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said on Monday, July 25. “Our customers habits have made it clear that they no longer require a physical post office to conduct most of their postal business.” The USPS operates over 35,000 post offices across the nation and in its territories, and the list released this week outlines possible closure plans for 3,700 of those offices, some of which see very little business. Donahoe said the plans are not finalized, but they are working with some of the communities to establish what they refer to as a "village post office" as a potential replacement option. Village post offices would be operated by local businesses, such as pharmacies, grocery stores and other appropriate retailers, and would offer popular postal products and services, such as stamps and flat-rate

terroristic threats and reckless disregard for safety. Deputies continued patrolling the area throughout the night in an attempt to locate the male suspect. In an attempt to apprehend the burglary suspect, at approximately 8:49 a.m., Thursday, July 28, a Washburn County sheriff’s investigator initiated a foot pursuit into a wooded area located near Perch Lake Road in the Town of Bashaw. The following agencies were involved in the operation: Washburn County sheriff’s deputies, Washburn

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two or three months at a time, and all of a sudden he’ll give you a call. So I think it’s basically because adults can come and go as they please, where children, their parents are responsible for them.” Once adults are reported missing, some factors make them easier to track down. An adult’s employment records, travel arrangements and credit cards leave a paper trail. Still, there are resources for missing children that don’t exist for missing adults. Most government and private missing-persons tracking organizations concentrate on children, Romanski said. In Wisconsin, Doyle’s office oversees the Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children, a conduit or-

Kaylee Michelle Miller

County K-9, Barron County K-9, Polk County K-9, Shell Lake Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Burnett County Sheriff’s Office, National Park Service, Washburn County Special Response Team, Wisconsin DNR Forestry, and Air Assets from the Wisconsin DNR. Lukas was arrested. As has happened on many prior occasions, these operations conducted by the sheriff’s office were successful due to the fact that citizens became involved in reporting their observations and being involved in the happenings of their community. Working relationships between the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office and outside law enforcement agencies have fostered an environment where multijurisdictional operations have led to successful results as seen in this case. — with submitted information

ganization for coordinating statewide search efforts. In the Bushland case, a mix-up kept her name and photo off the national database of missing and exploited children for about three years. Fliers and posters were distributed locally, but they produced few leads. Dawn Bushland wishes she and others had contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children immediately, instead of assuming that law enforcement would do so. “Everyone failed Sara, and I include myself,” she said.

Two critically injured in crash

Sarona Post Office - Special photo

packaging. “The postal service of the future will be smaller, leaner and more competitive, and it will continue to drive commerce, serve communities and deliver value,” Donahoe said in a media release. The Comstock office, ZIP code 54826, is located northeast of Turtle Lake in Barron County, on Hwy. 63. The Sarona office, ZIP Code 54870, is located in Washburn County, east of Shell Lake, west of Hwy. 53. Donahoe noted that the plans have not been finalized, but gave no date for possible closures. He added that the U.S. Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

Several emergency services personnel worked to extricate Leota S. Spalla, Brooklyn Center, Minn., and Ronald G. Otterness, Eden Prairie, Minn., from this overturned car off Hwy. 70 in Spooner. — Photo submitted from Washburn County Sheriff’s Department by Jessica Beecroft SPOONER – On Sunday, July 24, a motor vehicle accident involving entrapment brought the Life Link chopper to Hwy. 70 near Spooner to get the driver, Leota S. Spalla, 62, Brooklyn Center, Minn., and passenger, Ronald G. Otterness, 66, Eden Prairie, Minn. Both Spalla and Otterness were airlifted to the Regency Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., with injuries. The accident occurred at 3:10

p.m., and the chopper arrived at 3:47 p.m. According to the Washburn County sheriff’s report, Spalla was driving eastbound on Hwy. 70, near Lily Lane, when she fell asleep, swerved toward the ditch to miss a car ahead of her, and then came back onto the roadway, crossed the centerline, lost control and overturned in the ditch. No update on their condition is available at this time.



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Frog soup to die for

A mistake often committed by those making frog soup is to place the frog in a pot of boiling water without proper preparation. The frog goes into selfpreservation mode, panics, and escapes. The following is a fail-proof recipe … usually. Place a pot with tepid water and peas on the stove and slide the frog into it. Slowly increase the heat as you distract him psychologically with a patronizing discussion about social justice. When the frog complains that space in the pot is confining and he wants to return

to the freedom of the lake, protest his ingratitude for the pot you provided to stop the exploitation of the environment by big frog populations. Tell him to compromise and accept this cleaner, smarter, more efficient environment. The frog may express concern that his mating song will not be heard if he is in the pot. Explain that he must consider new traditions and customs. When he searches for flies, his favorite food, declare that the sight of his sticky tongue wrapped around an innocent fly struggling to avoid being swallowed alive

is uncivil and repulsive. Frogs must choose food that is less offensive to others. He must eat his peas. Adjusting to increasing water temperatures, the frog may send symbolic vocalizations, which identify his home and invite other frogs to join him. Mock him for using methods of identification that are as discriminatory as those of species who fly flags, bash heads together, or flap wings. In condescending tones, scold him for displaying a group identification technique that sensitive frogs would recognize as offensive to some.

At this point, the progressive method of increasing water temperature will have created an environment in which the typical frog will submit, become lethargic, and ignore the danger around him as he sinks to the bottom of the pot. While consuming your soup and all that the frog had to offer, beware the increasing population of flies.

For many years I ran a small business where the first check I made out each month was to the government for payroll taxes. However, I am not bright enough to follow the thought processes expressed by Susan Hanson and her friends on these pages. I assume they think if those nasty Republicans and Tea Party people would go away, the world would be a perfect place. And if those businesspeople who are sitting on a pile of money would hire more people and those other rich people would only pay more taxes, our economic problems would be solved.

Would I dare suggest Ms. Hanson and her friends get together, form a company, and hire some people so they too could pay payroll taxes? Or as an alternative, sit down each month and write a check to the IRS in addition to what they already paid. I am sure the government would gladly accept it. On a similar subject, I find Sen. Jauch’s essay blaming Gov. Walker for closing the Hayward tree nursery interesting. If I recall correctly, the Washburn County Board passed a resolution several months ago in opposition to the closing. Maybe the au-

gust senator spent more time in Illinois than reported. And I also find it interesting that he apparently thinks the only employees worth considering are government employees. Where was his concern two years ago when the economy went into the tank and tens of thousands of private sector employees lost their jobs? And isn’t it also interesting the DNR is spending some $5 million-plus on a new building in Spooner but doesn’t have enough money to keep the nursery open or their doors open to serve the public? Would that be a management problem?

I am a simple person. I remember my parents’ admonition against spending more money than I had in hopes some sugar daddy would show up on the horizon and bail me out. I believe the phrase was “fiscal responsibility” – watch your pennies. If our government officials and elected representatives would apply this fiscal responsibility to government operation, I somehow feel we would all be better off.

LUCK — Sixty-five middle school children from five northern Wisconsin rural school districts recently learned that there is far more to Luck than its proud heritage of being the first home to the Duncan Toys Company yo-yo factory. In addition to the Luck School District, youth from Birchwood, Shell Lake, New Auburn and the Northwood School participated in this project. Under the auspices of New Paradigm Partners, a nonprofit consortium of rural schools, they spent a day in Luck as a part of Sobercruizin, a Project Northland initiative funded by the Department of Education, aiming to, among other things, curb underage drinking. It is all too easy to focus on the negatives, for example the particularly high rates of incidents of underage drinking, driving while intoxicated and binge drinking in northern Wisconsin rural communities. New Paradigm Partners, however, chose instead to study statistical evidence to learn how to best address negative trends early

on. Through Project Northland a middle school curriculum used in the five school districts mentioned above, students learn to recognize risk behaviors and to make wise choices when confronted with them. They also get to know other children who have had the same training. Together it is easier to resist negative trends. According to NPP’s Sherry TimmermanGoodpaster, parental involvement and education are key to successful results. “Research shows that if you go through three or more years with our curriculum, which includes — in addition to the classroom component — a parent and an afterschool component, you can teach children to recognize risk behavior and to greatly delay or prevent the onset of that behavior,” she said. The fun day in Luck was a part of Sobercruizin, the after-school component of the Project Northland curriculum. It included a visit to the driving range at the Luck Golf Course, where a golf pro patiently helped

middle-graders learn to hit. Four community volunteers then took the youth for a tour of the historical museum. They also got to see the downtown library, play volleyball at the sandpit, and enjoy a picnic at the Lions shelter. “These activities expand the students’ horizons and help them discover the assets in rural communities,” said Renee Gavinski, NPP project leader coordinator from the Luck School District. “It gives them more choices. A lot of the time they may not even realize they are learning things.” “This is the biggest group of children we’ve ever had,” said Timmerman-Goodpaster. “It’s a great way to build connections across the communities. Usually kids only see each other in competitive sports. Here they learn to be cooperative.” Timmerman-Goodpaster praises the community of Luck, which so wholeheartedly supported the project and supplied volunteers for the children’s activities.

These middle-schoolers have already enjoyed a number of fun activities since the Luck Sobercruizin kickoff. Other Sobercruizin summer activities include: strawberry picking and Paul’s Food Pantry service work in Rice Lake – a service project for which Mommsen’s Strawberry Patch donated all strawberries – swimming in Birchwood, fishing and pontoon excursions, a visit to the Spooner Ag Station and swimming in Shell Lake, a visit to the interpretative center in New Auburn, then swimming and canoeing in a neighboring lake, tour of Jack Links, a trip to the Barron Market and lessons in life-skills cooking with local produce, tour of Blue Hills Alpaca Farm with a cookout, and a fly-in in Cumberland. For more information about New Paradigm Partners, contact Timmermann-Goodpaster, 715-354-3391, thebluehills@ or visit our Web site — from NPP

MADISON – State Sen. Bob Jauch, DPoplar, and Rep. Nick Milroy, D-South Range, are seeking an additional $2 million in state funding to replenish the Wisconsin disaster assistance program which has been depleted by damage caused by violent natural disasters. In a letter to Gov. Walker the two northern lawmakers stressed that a rash in violent storms has resulted in submission of outstanding claims between $1.75 million to $3 million that will put the disaster fund in deficit and deprive communities of state support for emergency response and cleanup costs. The state of Wisconsin provides assistance to local governments who have been forced to incur substantial costs from damage related to severe weather through the Wisconsin Disaster Assistance Fund. The state budget provides $1 million over the next two years for the fund. “Clearly the large volume of claims demonstrates that this amount is not sufficient to pay for claims for the damage from seven storms this year, let alone pay for the outstanding claims from last year,” they said. “Since April, seven counties in Wisconsin have been battered by straight-line winds and tornados requiring significant emergency response and cleanup costs to dozens of affected communities. Damage alone from the Independence weekend storm that blew through Burnett, Washburn and Douglas counties is estimated to reach $1.8 million.” The lawmakers stressed that local budgets are already stretched thin and they will not be left with sufficient funds to operate. “Damage in a single township exceeded

$300,000 and it may run out of money in a matter of weeks. It is urgent for the state to replenish this fund and assure these communities of the assistance they have been promised. “This fund was set up to make sure that the state of Wisconsin fulfills its responsibility to help communities as they struggle to recover from natural disasters,” the lawmakers said. “We are seeking the additional funds to make certain that the state has sufficient resources to meet current and future claims.” The lawmakers noted that the storm damage is not sufficient to warrant FEMA designation for federal help; therefore the 70-percent reimbursement from the state program is the only means to seek financial help for these unforeseen costs. The lawmakers said the willingness of the Walker administration to provide $1 million in the state budget is recognition that the disaster assistance program is critical to assure that communities are not economically burdened by the costs of any natural disaster. “Helping communities recover from a natural disaster is a basic function of government and local officials should be able to rely upon state government in shared responsibility toward paying for extraordinary costs that are above and beyond local control.” The lawmakers asked that the administration recommend the transfer of funds to the Joint Committee of Finance for consideration in the September committee session. — from the offices of Sen. Jauch and Rep. Milroy

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Lions $300 calendar winner

Carol Baumann (left), Hugo Minn., is the July Lions Club calendar winner. Jim Swanson from the Shell Lake Lions Club presented the $300 check. Baumann’s daughter, Cindy, buys a Lions calendar as a birthday gift for her mom every year. This is the third year in a row that she has won $300. — Photo submitted

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LUCK — The Polk County Sheriff’s Department and the Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating the death of 25-year-old Matthew Coon of rural Luck after his body was found in Section 8 of the Town of Johnstown. On July 23, Coon’s family contacted the sheriff’s department and indicated they hadn’t heard from Coon for a few days and they were concerned for his safety. — from the Cumberland Advocate ••• BARRON — Shawn Redman, Barron, was in serious condition after losing his arm in a workplace accident. According to his stepbrother, Redman was working on a secondlevel platform at the Jennie-O turkey processing plant in Barron when his arm was severed in the tricep/bicep area. Because he was alone on the platform, no one but Redman really knows what happened. In shock, Redman staggered down the steps and passed out. A medical team put Redman’s arm on ice and he was flown to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where he has undergone surgeries to reattach the arm. — from the Barron News-Shield ••• HILLSDALE — A wedding planned at the Enchanted Barn in Hillsdale, an 1880s dairy stable turned into a popular wedding place in Barron County, was canceled after the men in the wedding party were involved in a boat collision on the Chippewa River, which lead to four deaths. Robert Romanshek, 56, Eau Claire, took the men in the bridal party for a nighttime pontoon ride. On the river, the pontoon collided with a speedboat driven by Mark Michels, 50, Eau Claire, who was killed on impact. A passenger in the speedboat was hospitalized. Killed on the wedding party pontoon were Luke Pohl 25, Elk River, the groom’s brother; Matthew Overhulser, 28, Eau Claire; and Matthew Simonson, 28, Brooklyn Park. Overhulser and Simonson were to serve as groomsmen at the wedding. The groom, Leo Pohl, and another groomsman survived the impact, as did Romanshek, the bride’s father. — from the Barron NewsShield ••• RICE LAKE – A public hearing addressing a proposed network of bicycle and pedestrian trails for the city of Rice Lake was held. The plan is being written under a $32,000 state grant. — from The Chronotype

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners

July 25 - $30 Ralph Van Meter, Shell Lake July 26 - $30 Jon Bowman, Webster July 27 - $30 Jack Dahlstrom, Shell Lake July 28 - $30 Bud Hinaus, Solon Springs July 29 - $300 Carol Baumann, Hugo, Minn.

White Birch Printing Inc. Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

Temps & levels Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2010 July 25 July 26 July 27 July 28 July 29 July 30 July 31

2011 July 25 July 26 July 27 July 28 July 29 July 30 July 31

High 78 82 83 87 79 79 79

High 78 85 79 78 85 86 84

Low Precip. 54 .06” rain 59 67 .02” rain 62 1.37” rain 54 62 61

Low Precip. 58 .10” rain 53 62 .49” rain 65 61 64 65 .55” rain

Lake level Monday, Aug. 2, 2010: 1,217.68’ MSL Monday, Aug. 1, 2011: 1,218.16’ MSL


Little things only a wife would notice

by Diane Dryden WASHBURN COUNTY — “I thought he was just getting forgetful.” This comment was made by a woman who wishes to remain anonymous, but wants to share her story of how she came to understand, little by little, that it wasn’t just old age that was affecting her husband. Married 61 years, these two people were able to finish each other’s sentences and know what one was going to say before they said it. “I suppose that’s why it was easy for me to fill in the blanks when he couldn’t,” she says. “I just figured he hadn’t heard the question, so I would answer for him. I also started to buy pullon pants for him because they were easier to get off and on; after all we’re both in our 80s and it just made it easier for him. I made sure that every new pair of shoes I bought for him had the Velcro straps. He’s always been easygoing and so it wasn’t a surprise to me when I’d ask him something and his only response was either, who cares, what difference does it make, or beats me. “We’ve always had quite a social life, playing cards with friends, etc., but things got tense when he starting having hearing loss, which leads to a loss of a sense of smell, followed closely by the loss of taste. I was being such a good wife, always there for him, that it almost sent me into a nervous breakdown. I thought it was old age, but one night at 2 a.m. he was at the neighbor’s door looking for me and I knew that it wasn’t just the natural aging process. To get him to give up his driving license I told him that it would be cheaper for us to pay only one insurance premium and that he had driven so many years, it was his turn now to look at the scenery. “My husband spent his life working in a foundry and when he retired at 62 he started carving wood. He had the garage all set up for carving and when a fire wiped out the building we decided not to replace the expensive equipment. I see now how this set him back and he started to get angry and belligerent.” “His doctor recommended the

Alzheimer’s support group at the Spooner hospital for me to attend and I reluctantly went. I had absolutely no intention of standing up and talking about the strange things my husband was doing, but as soon as I walked into the downstairs conference room at the hospital I knew this was a group that wouldn’t judge me; they met me with open arms and stories of their own. I started going twice a month in November and December 2010.” It was in this group that she could share the fact that her husband had started to go to bed with his shoes on and no one there thought it was strange as they then added similar stories of their own. This family consisted of not only Mom and Dad, but three grown children; one who fully understands the situation because he was the one who became the caregiver of his father when Mom needed surgery that turned into an extended time at the hospital, her absence that worried his father so. They have another daughter who is hoping for a miracle to occur and for this odd behavior to change and the third child who was there that fateful Christmas Eve when Dad had his stroke and ended up in the emergency room. From the hospital he went into the nursing home as an Alzheimer’s patient. His wife almost felt guilty, but once he had been admitted she began to sleep through the night without worrying what he was doing or where he was going. She knew he was in a safe place now and it gave her much-needed peace. But it’s not over until it’s over, according to one pundit and now that the stroke has taken the use of his legs, this man thinks he’s broken both of them. One day when his wife came to visit he was lying in his darkened nursing home room with tears streaming down his face saying he just wanted to die. “Nonsense,” she said as she helped him up into his wheelchair and then pushed him into the sunny afternoon outside in the gazebo. “After a while he began to feel

Register Memories

1951 - 60 years ago

• The employees of Shell Lake Motors were entertained at a spaghetti dinner at the C.A. Arrasmith cottage. • Pvt. Alvin Holman, son of Frank Holman, completed a 14-week training cycle at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., with a unit of the 6th Armored Division. • Major Robert T. Shellito, much decorated veteran and son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shellito, was assigned as assistant director of the material planning at the Continental Air Headquarters at Mitchell Air Force Base, N.Y. • Robert Godown, on leave from duties as a radio operator with the Merchant Marine, came from Oakland, Calif. by stratocruiser. He saw the area near Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas, which was devastated by recent floods. He had spent the last four months in Korea and was spending time in the Shell Lake area with his wife and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Godown.

1961 - 50 years ago

• Eddie Allen, of Shell Lake Motors, a truck specialist, attended a Ford basic truck sales workshop at Rice Lake. • Mickey Hoar, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Hoar, Shell Lake, placed 26th among 80 contestants in calf roping during the National High School Rodeo at Douglas, Wyo. • Henry Hendrickson, Sarona, had new potatoes for sale. • Judy and Mary Kay Nebel, daughters of Howard and Mary Nebel, had a difficult time holding up two husky northerns that were caught in Shell Lake by Bailey Reinhart of Shell Lake. The fish were 27 and 35 inches and were caught near the Boy Scout (Piepers) Island.

1971 - 40 years ago

• Radioman Third Class Michael J. Campbell, Sarona, son of Mr. and Mrs.

better about life and we had a pleasant afternoon.” She used to stop in at both lunch and supper every day to help feed him, but as she says, she has a life to live and she goes three times a week now. “I didn’t plan this kind of life, we were going to travel and enjoy our old age, but everything’s changed and I’m much stronger today. The people at the nursing home are like angels without wings and they take such good care of him, lessening my duties and assuaging any of my worries. I still attend the support group every first and third Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. and it’s become a place of joy and comradery for me. I also find an abundance of information there on the back table like legal information and medical assistance, all under the elder care program.” The support group, which has been together five years, discusses important issues like having to handle the finances now, doing all the driving, making all the decisions and making all the plans and the difficulty of having to constantly fill in as their loved one loses their social skills. These are just more of the things that caregivers have to add, making the loads they carry even heavier. Many caregivers get grief from their families for being at the nursing home so often and it’s difficult for others to understand that they are still caregivers, even if their spouse or parent is in the nursing home. If it’s a parent that has Alzheimer’s, sometimes a spouse feels jealous of the time that’s spent on visits and running errands. “An understanding spouse is a marvelous asset,” said one of the people who attend the Alzheimer’s support group. “We also remind each other all the time that there’s no right or wrong way to be a caregiver when the loved one is in the nursing home and adding guilt isn’t acceptable for doing or not doing what someone else thinks we should.”

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Compiled by Suzanne Johnson

Gerald Campbell, Sarona, on his second tour of overseas duty with the Navy in Greece, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with a Combat V. He received the medal for serving with the River Assault Division 153 in the Republic of Vietnam. While serving as a boat gunner and boat captain, Petty Officer Campbell participated in 200 combat patrols and engaged the enemy on four occasions in conjunction with Operation Giant Slingshot. • Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schubert, Town of Dewey, were honored as members of the Court of Honor at Summerfest’s Salute to Grandparents in Milwaukee on Wisconsin’s official Grandparents Day. The judge’s decision was based on the Schuberts outstanding contribution of service to family and community. • Lynn Foley visited friends in Chicago before leaving there on a flight to France where she planned to spend a month. Earlier in the year she had visited Spain. • Dennis Swan had ear surgery at the veterans hospital.

1981 - 30 years ago

• An outbreak of pneumonia among dairy cattle at the Washburn County Junior Fair caused more than half of the exhibitors to load their animals up and take them home. • Elected officers of the Young Citizens of Shell Lake were Bob Washkuhn Jr., president; Jim Bennewitz, vice president; Jackie Smith, secretary; Dennis Pederson, treasurer; Larry Brinkmeyer, publicity; and Darlene Brinkmeyer, membership chairman. • Candle Classics, owned by Angie and Wallace Flach, was open in Shell Lake’s mini mall. • Ernie and Elvera Rydberg, parents of Nancy, Richard, Jerry, Reynold and Marvin, celebrated their 50th wedding an-


1991 - 20 years ago

• Shane Baker, 18, Shell Lake, suffered two broken legs and a cracked hip when Sam Smith, 18, also of Shell Lake, accidentally struck Baker with his car. • Keesha Hall, Shell Lake, was one of 18 high school youth selected to attend the first-annual 4-H Agri-Science World program held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. • Chris Carlson, Shell Lake, had a part in the production of “West Side Story” at the Red Barn Theatre in Rice Lake. Carlson was a member of the Jets, one of the two street gangs, in the musical. • Art Berlin of Shell Lake caught a 23pound musky in Shell Lake’s South Bay. The fish was 44 inches long. Berlin said he planned to eat the fish and was still in search of a 30-pounder.

2001 - 10 years ago

• The Indianhead Arts and Education Center and the School District of Shell Lake formally announced the sale of the old high school to the IAEC. Bill Taubman, president of the IAEC Board of Directors presented a check for $1 to school board president JoAnne Olson. • Luke and Emma Wabrowetz, Shell Lake, attended the Wisconsin National Guard 9th-annual Youth Camp at Fort McCoy. • Jonell Butenhoff, Shell Lake, escorted by Charlie Allen, was crowned 2001 Fairest of the Fair by 2000 Fairest of the Fair Helen Hopke. • Top shooters at the Washburn County Trap Club were Doug Brunner, Gary Sloniker, Ron Gramberg, Dan Ricci, Dan Makosky, Larry Klinger, Dick Horn, John Harrington, John Roser, Cory Furchtenicht, Phil Sorensen and Dennis Ebner.

Registration deadline extended for Spanish Immersion Camp


SARONA — Join Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary and native Spanish-speaking instructors as they immerse themselves in the Hispanic language and culture Sunday-Friday, Aug. 14-19, in the Spanish Immersion Camp. Campers can choose to stay on-site at Hunt Hill for this weeklong, adult educational camp or, for a reduced cost, commute each day. Participants of all Spanish language levels are encouraged to join as the camp develops its language skills with daily lessons, enjoys ethnic cuisine, one-on-one tutoring, cultural presentations and activities as well as a variety of optional outdoor activities. Registration and deposit are due by Friday, Aug. 5. Learn more at or call 715-635-6543. — from Hunt Hill

Free career workshop at Spooner library

SPOONER — “It is never too late to begin again” is the mantra of the free career workshop to be held at the Spooner Memorial Library on Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 6-8 p.m. The program is being offered by the Educational Opportunity Centers from Rice Lake. EOC is a federally funded program that provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. Free personality and interest inventories are also available to assist prospective students in selecting a career path that best suits them. Another important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options and to assist in the application process. The goal of the EOC program is to increase the number of adult participants who enroll in postsecondary education institutions. Adults eligible for free service include: Individuals who are both low-income and first -generation college adults — individuals whose birth or adoptive parents do not have a four-year bachelor’s degree; displaced workers; underemployed and unemployed workers; or U.S. veterans. Conducting the workshop will be Jim Dzimiela, program counselor from Rice Lake. Dzimiela, grew up in Weyerhaeuser, and is a graduate of UW-Barron County for his associate’s degree and UW-Eau Claire for his teaching degree. Dzimiela is an EOC success story as he returned to graduate school at the age of 42 to get his master’s in guidance and counseling at UW-Stout. He was an EOC client and understands the needs of adult students. For more information contact the Spooner Memorial Library at 715-635-2792 or e-mail james.dzimiela — submitted

Tomasiaks recognized for achievements

SHELL LAKE — Mary Tomasiak, a summer resident of Shell Lake, recently received a proclamation of appreciation from James J. Schmitt, mayor of Green Bay. Tomasiak was acknowledged for planning and implementing a conference for high school students throughout Wisconsin, working to increase awareness of diversity in the community, working to challenge myths and stereotypes and working to widen the spectrum of diversity. She provided leadership strategies for participants in the Northeast Wisconsin Diversity Leadership Conference, and has generously volunteered her time and energy to better the community and has served as an outstanding role model for all citizens. Tomasiak has taught in the Green Bay Area Public Schools for 22 years and is also serving on the patient education advisory council at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. Jim Tomasiak, part owner of Tomco Machining, a Dayton, Ohio, aerospace parts manufacturer, plans to move into a new $1 million-plus building in Springboro’s city-owned business park within the next two years. The purpose of the move is for expansion. The company plans to spend up to $1.7 million on the move. Tomco currently employs 20, with plans to add 15 more workers in the future. Tomco makes spare parts and assemblies for aerospace manufacturers. For the second consecutive year, the company projects a 10-percent growth. Mary and Jim are the children of Mary L. Tomasiak, Shell Lake. — with submitted information

Purple loosestrife is in bloom

by Lisa Burns, AIS coordinator WASHBURN COUNTY — Purple loosestrife — lythrum salicaria — is an attractive perennial originating from Europe. In the 1900s, it began being sold in Wisconsin as a gardening flower. You may be familiar with this plant, seeing the colorful masses of purple along roadside ditches and in wetlands in late summer. Unfortunately, purple loosestrife is an awful invader. It is of concern because once established, it shades out many native wetland species, degrades wildlife habitat, and degrades recreation by choking out waterways. By law, purple loosestrife is a nuisance species in Wisconsin. It is illegal to sell, distribute, or cultivate the plants or seeds. Purple loosestrife is in bloom from July until September. It spreads mainly by seed, but also by roots. A single stalk can produce between 1 and 3 mil- Purple loosestrife infestation along the Yellow River. — Photo lion seeds, and mature plants produce submitted up to 50 shoots and can grow over 6 feet high. The plant’s ability to adjust to a wide range stem; 5-6 petals per purple flower; opposite smooth — of environmental conditions gives it a competitive ad- not serrated — leaves; flowers grow in a spike; 3-9 feet tall. vantage. Here are some easy control options: Dig or pull as Purple loosestrife is found in wetlands, along shorelines of lakes and streams, and along roadsides. Among much as the root as possible and bag it. Cut stems durthe many areas it is growing within the county, it is ing growing season and apply herbicide to the cut end. most abundant along the Yellow River. It is easy to spot Water sites require a WDNR permit to spray. Cut off and bag the flower head to prevent seeds from spreadnext to the bridge by Tony’s Restaurant in Spooner. Here are some of the key features to look for: Square ing.

Author of “Monkey with a Tool Belt” to give reading

SPOONER — Children’s book author and illustrator Chris Monroe of Duluth, Minn., will be at Northwind Book & Fiber in downtown Spooner on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Her first book was “Monkey with a Tool Belt” about an industrious little monkey. Carol Dunn, owner of Northwind Book & Fiber says, “’Monkey with a Tool Belt’ is one of our very favorite read-aloud storybooks, and we are excited to have Chris here in Spooner.” The author will read from her books starting at shortly after 11 a.m. She will then be available to sign all her picture books, which also include “Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Noisy Problem,” “Sneaky Sheep” and, just released, “Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Seaside Shenanigans.” The event will be held in the store, and attendees should plan to arrive a little early, since Walnut Street will be blocked for Jack Pine Savage Days sidewalk sales on that day. Local author Peter Hubin will also be signing his books at Northwind Book & Fiber in downtown Spooner, Friday, Aug. 5, during the Jack Pine Savage Days sidewalk sale. He will have his books “Barefoot Boy” and “The General’s Den” as well as his newest book, a sequel to “The General’s Den.”

It’s now history

After months of planning, the 100th Washburn County Fair has come and gone. The special exhibits have been dismantled and the fair buildings that were filled with fairgoers and exhibitors are now empty. The Trcka collection of John Deere tractors has all gone home. For those of you that stopped by the Washburn County Register/ICCPA booth in the commercial building during the four-day event, I thank you. It was nice to visit with you. When it was decided that the Register would be a participant in the fair, plans were made for our display. Our commercial printing department created some visuals showing what our company is about. They also designed the commemorative fair scratch pads that were given away.

Author Chris Monroe will give a reading of her book in Spooner during Jack Pine Savage Days. — Photo submitted

Contact Northwind Book & Fiber at 715-635-6811 for more information. — from Northwind Book & Fiber Hubby Milt and co-worker Larry spent the day prior to the official opening of the fair setting up our display area. Advertising sales rep Jackie and hubby Rod, staff members Diane and Jessica were available throughout the fair to greet those that stopped by our area. Charlotte Thompson approached me prior to the fair to see if I would consider being a judge at Sunday’s talent show. I was honored that she would consider me but I felt that Milt would be better qualified than I. Milt joined the other judges, Steve Carlson and Janet Medley, to critique and pick the most talented performers in each age category. As I reflect on the time spent as a first-time exhibitor in the commercial building, I feel that some of us were strangers when the fair began on Thursday but by the time the fair ended on Sunday we left feeling more like friends and family.

Beyond the office door • Suzanne Johnson


Homecoming, already?

SHELL LAKE — Homecoming, already? No, we are not kidding! Time sneaks up on us and September will be here before you know it. The Shell Lake Education Foundation invites you and your classmates, family, and friends to the thirdannual event following the Friday, Sept. 23, homecoming football game against Frederic. The homecoming event will be held in the 3-12 Commons. SLEF is thrilled to once again offer their signature raffle item, a custom-designed homemade Laker quilt. Everyone is invited to stop by and take a look at the popular chance raffle that featured over 60 items last year. Back again, by popular demand, will be a collection of past Shell Lake High School photos. Shell Lake citizens have enjoyed looking for pictures of themselves, classmates, old and new teachers, family members … and relive the glory days. New this year, if you have pictures you would like us to copy and add to the collection, please contact Tamara Smith at 715-468-4424. Not many things in life are free; however, in an attempt to make the community event even more successful, the SLEF has dropped the admission charge. The event will be open to guests during and after the football game to accommodate people not wanting to attend the game due to weather or other concerns. Watch for additional information throughout the summer. Meet the SLEF board members at their Town and Country Days booth, learn more about them by clicking on their link on the Shell Lake School District Web site, or visit them on Facebook. They look forward to meeting you soon. — from SLEF

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Drive One 4 UR School fundraiser benefits Spooner basketball program

On hand for the presentation of the $8,000 check to the Spooner High School basketball program are back row (L to R): Chad Ackerson, head boys coach; and Todd Johnson, athletic director. Front: Emily Drew, girls coach; Michelle Burns, head girls coach; and Tom Brisky, general manager of Link Ford & RVMinong. — Photo submitted SPOONER — On Friday, May 6, Link Ford & RV of Minong hosted a Drive One 4 UR School Event at the Spooner High School parking lot raising $8,000 for the Spooner High School basketball program. This is a oneday event, usually held at the high school. Drive One 4 UR School is a program that Ford Motor Company came up with in 2007 to help out high schools with funding their extracurricular events. For every test drive taken, Ford will donate $20, up to $6,000. They added a bonus test drive also to this event.

Little things/from page 5

I may be a bit chubby and my legs a little short, Perhaps some diet kitty food, a jog and some support. Or maybe I will always be the way I am right now, I’m happy being me and that’s what matters anyhow. I’m over 3 years old and I am spayed. Isn’t that nice? If you want me to love you, you won’t have to ask me twice. I’m happy and content, there isn’t much that bothers me Except for being homeless, I hope someone hears my plea. They gave me the name Martha, I’m in kennel number four. I’m the cat you’ll want, I am the cat you will adore!

Cats for adoption: 1-year-old female black/brown tabby; 2-year-old shorthair dilute tortie; 1-year-old female black/white shorthair; 11-week-old female shorthair tortie and dilute calico; 1-year-old spayed brown/white shorthair Abyssinian mix; two 9week-old black male shorthair kittens; 2-1/2-monthold male shorthair black/brown tiger; 5-month-old male tan/white shorthair; 5-month-old black shorthair; 3-year-old all-white neutered medium-hair; 1year-old neutered shorthair Siamese mix; 2-yearold spayed Birman and many new kittens from 6-9 weeks old. Dogs for adoption: 2-year-old male chocolate Lab/rott. mix; 4-year-old large neutered black/silver malamute/shepherd mix; 4-1/2month-old female black Lab mix pup; 1-year-old neutered black Lab; 5-year-old female shar pei mix; 9-month-old male collie/rott. mix; 3-year-old brindle male pit bull; 9-month-old 3-legged terrier/boxer/shepherd mix, Capt. Jack; 1-year-old female white boxer mix and her six 6-week-old pups and two 8-week-old boxer mix pups. Strays include: Young white female Jack Russell mix found in Shell Lake, young male black Lab mix found on Leesome Lake Rd., Spooner, and an old black/brown female border collie mix found on CTH K, Trego.

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This group has become close friends who share laughter as easily as they share tears. “This is the only place others can relate to what I’m going through and I no longer feel isolated. I know others are going through the exact thing I am.” This is the place that whatever they say remains in that room because confidentiality is sacrosanct as far as they’re concerned. Networking is also part of the support group where information is shared, such as whom to go to if there is a problem or concern with the nursing staff. They also hear guest speakers like lawyers, dietitians and even the funeral home. Soon a representative of the Benedictine Health System who recently purchased the nursing home will attend to share their vision for the future.

The Shell Lake Lions Club hopes you’re enjoying your summer as their 60-plus members are. The club has been very active the last few months, trying to turn the profits from their fundraising events into meaningful projects that help our residents and guests with either a better Shell Lake experience or perhaps a better quality of life. The club has been processing several requests from deserving members of our extended Shell Lake family that are having either hearing or vision issues, gifts many of us tend to take for granted. Meeting requests, or helping those who suffer from a house fire are the highest priority for the club. Another project that reaches a more broad spectrum of our community is the beautiful flower baskets that decorate our Main Street and the lakefront, a project we organized and was made possible by donations from residents and guests honoring someone important to them in their lives. You have to admit, the city would not look nearly as good without them. Other examples of where our funds have gone lately were a fundraising chili dinner, complete with music, held for the Shell Lake Education Foundation and a nice donation to the Shell Lake Arts Center, a vital and vibrant addition to our city, especially during the summer months. Perhaps one of the more significant projects the Lions helped fund was the new boat dock on the city’s lakefront. The $3,000 donation from the club made this dock, which has both rental slips for boats and courtesy slips for shortterm mooring, will hopefully be an asset to the city

Take a second test drive of the all-new 2012 Ford Focus and they would donate an additional $10, up to $2,000. This was the second event that Link Ford & RV, Minong, has sponsored, raising $14,000 so far for the Northwood/Solon football program and Spooner High School basketball program. They will be hosting another event Friday, Sept. 30, at the Northwood High School parking lot in hopes of raising another $8,000 for Northwood’s sports programs. — submitted

The group is led by Dr. John Bowman, who spent his career as a psychologist for children and adolescents. That is, until his own mother started her eight-year journey into the disease. He went back to school to study gerontology and dementia so he comes to the group not only as a professional, but a former caregiver. If you think that you would like to attend a meeting, there is not only room for you, but there’s also juice, coffee and great cookies. The conference room is across the hall from the elevator in the basement of the Spooner hospital. If you’re dealing with someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s, there’s a room full of people waiting to meet you and to share their stories.

for many years to come. Your Lions have also donated $2,500 toward the victims of the storm damage through the Midwest and several members even made the trip down to these disaster areas to assist those who are really in need. They also provided two scholarships for graduating Shell Lake High School seniors. Many Lions members have worked hard to make these donations a reality, but the club recently honored a long-time member, Bob Krueger, with the coveted Melvin Jones Award. This prestigious award that’s given out every few years goes to a member who goes beyond the call of duty in the work they put into making your Lions Club the success it is. Once again, congratulations, Bob! As you can see, the club’s been busy and, to be honest, our revenue for more worthy projects of this type could use some help and you’re in a position to provide it. The club will be sponsoring a fresh Lake Superior whitefish fish fry the evening of Saturday, Aug, 6, between the hours of 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. The all-youcan-eat event, featuring the highly prized Lake Superior whitefish, was made available to the club through a contact with one of the few commercial fishing licenses left on Lake Superior. It should be a great meal and your attendance can help make it a success. The location of the fish fry will be the Shell Lake Community Center which, appropriately, was funded and built by the Shell Lake Lions Club and donated to the city many years ago. We hope to see you there!

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• Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m., at the library, 501 1st St., Shell Lake. The public is welcome. Thursday, Aug. 18 • The Washburn County Humane Society open board meeting will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the state patrol headquarters in Spooner. Call 715-635-4720 for more information. • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting will be provided. Monday, Aug. 22 • Washburn County Historical Society dramatic play, “Ghost Walk: 2011,” 7 p.m., at the lakeside pavilion at Shell Lake. Thursday, Aug. 25 • The Shell Lake American Legion will meet at 6:30 p.m., at the Friendship Commons. • Shell Lake VFW will meet at 7 p.m., at the Friendship Commons. Saturday, Aug. 27 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. Wednesday, Aug. 31 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner.


Friday-Sunday, Sept. 2-4 • Shell Lake’s Town and Country Days. Celebrate Labor Day weekend with Miss Shell Lake pageant, street dances, food booths, sports contests, tractor pull, kiddie and grand parades, flea market, regatta, games, contests, arts and crafts, and fly-in breakfast. 715-4684088. Saturday, Sept. 3 • Chocolate Fest, Washburn County Historical Museum, Shell Lake, starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 • HCE meeting at 9:30 a.m., UW-Extension meeting room, Spooner. Saturday Sept. 10 • Cakes at the Lake, Hunt Hill, serving starts at 8 a.m. Environmental program at 10 a.m. Call 715-635-6543. Friday-Sunday, Sept. 16-18 • Colorfest Fall Festival. Ball games, horseshoes, golf, dances, walk/run, food and fun. Barronett Civic Center, Barronett. 715-822-2595. Saturday, Sept. 17 • Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Spooner Health System, 819 Ash St., Spooner. Registration 9 a.m. Walk 10 a.m.


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Indianhead Community Action Agency is looking for volunteers to help out in their thrift store and food pantry. Food pantry volunteers must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. Please stop in to ICAA at 608 Service Road and pick up an application or call 715-635-3975 for more information. ••• The Washburn County Area Humane Society is looking for volunteers to update and maintain their Web site and to research and apply for grants. For more information, call Susie at 715-468-2453 or e-mail ••• Glenview Assisted Living is looking for a volunteer to assist the in-house beautician with appointments. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested volunteers please call 715-468-4255 or e-mail to ••• Monarch Butterfly Habitat is recruiting for 2011 seasonal habitat maintenance volunteers. Sign up for a day or once a week. Staff works from 8-9:45 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If you prefer to volunteer another day that is fine. Staff will train in invasive species eradication, watering, transplanting and weeding. Call Mary Ellen at 715-468-2097. ••• Terraceview Living Center Inc. is providing opportunities for talented volunteers skilled in group and 1:1 interactions with the elderly. Seeking services between 3-7 p.m. daily. There will be flexibility in scheduling your services. Orientation is provided. If you are interested please stop by their office and fill out an application. ••• The Shell Lake Arts Center is looking for volunteers to help at the summer concerts. Come, hear great music and be a part of an exciting camp for youth. They need concert greeters, help with raffle sales and picnic servers. Call the arts center office at 715-468-2414 for further information. ••• Volunteers are needed at the Washburn County Historical Museum in Shell Lake. Call 715-468-2982. ••• To publish a volunteer opportunity, submit it to us by Monday noon. E-mail it to, bring it to the office, or call 715-468-2314. Please list the type of volunteer work you need, as well as dates, times and length of service. Make sure to include your contact information, including your name and phone number. When the volunteer position is filled, please let us know so we can take it off the list. This service is offered free of charge in an effort to bring the community together so those that are looking for help can find those that are looking to help.

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Amber Bednar, RN, Washburn County Health Department, is available at the public health office to provide breastfeeding basics, how-tos and postpartum support. Appointments can be made at 715-635-4400. Domestic abuse and sexual assault are crimes. Time-Out provides free, confidential victim support. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence in a relationship, please call 800-924-0556. Shell Lake Alano Club Meetings


Monday: Lifestyle weight management support group will meet at 4 p.m. Weigh-in, meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the dining room of Indianhead Medical Center in Shell Lake. Call Michelle Grady at 715-468-7833 for more information. Membership fee is $10 per year, dues 50 cents per week. • Partners of Veterans women’s support group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Counseling Associates in Siren, located across from the Burnett County Government Center. For more information, contact Julie Yaekel-Black Elk at 715-349-8575. • Celebrate Recovery meetings at 6:30. This is a Christ-centered recovery program. Meetings take place in the Community Life Center at Spooner Wesleyan Church, Hwy. 70 West. For more information, call 715635-2768. • First Friends Playgroup open to all children. Focus on infants and their caregivers with sensory stimulation and movement experiences. Art project materials provided and the morning closes with circle music time and instrument exploration. 10 a.m. to noon at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. • Through Aug. 29 there is a free movie shown at dusk near the lakeside pavilion on the shores of Shell Lake. Open mike is from 7:30-8:15 p.m. Bring your own blanket or chair. Refreshments are available. Monday and Thursday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Daily fee includes lunch and a program of crafts, exercise, games, music, quiet time, etc. For more information, call 715-635-4367. Tuesday: Women Healing Women support group at Time-Out Family Abuse Outreach office, every other Tuesday, 4-5:30 p.m. For survivors of domestic abuse and/or sexual abuse. Free, confidential, closed after first session. For more info or to register, contact TimeOut Family Abuse Shelter Outreach office at 103 Oak St., Spooner, WI 54801, 715-635-5245. • Ala-Teen meets at 6:30 p.m. in the New Life Christian Center in Rice Lake. Use the back entrance. • The Washburn County Historical Society Research Room, 102 West Second Avenue, Shell Lake, open Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. throughout the year. Tuesday and Friday: Shell Lake Farmers Market, 2 p.m., parking lot across from Washburn County Courthouse in Shell Lake. Wednesday: Lakeland Family Resource Center open from noon to 3 p.m. • AA meeting, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. • 9 a.m. to noon, sewing at Shell Lake Senior Center. • Kidstime-Parentime at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 10 a.m. to noon. Learn, discuss and share ideas and experience to enrich parenting skills. Preselected art or play materials available for children of all ages. Kidstime-Parentime provides quality time for families, networking for parents and a social opportunity for both parents and children. The last Wednesday of the month a potluck lunch is held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday: AA meets at 7 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, Minong. • Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake. • Library Fun For Little Ones, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Shell Lake Public Library. A time for stories, craft and a snack. No age minimum or maximum for participants. Thursday and Monday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program, see listing above. Friday and Saturday: Washburn County Historical Society Museum, 102 W. 2nd Ave., Shell Lake, open June through Labor Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 715-4682982. • The Washburn County Genealogy Research Room is open for the summer from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will be on hand to assist the public. Please call 715-635-7937 or 715-635-6450 with any questions. •••

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SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Arts Center is pleased to present its saxophone and music theater camps during the week of Aug. 7-12. Longtime teacher and friend of the Shell Lake Arts Center Eugene Rousseau will once again be leading the Yamaha saxophone workshop. Dr. Rousseau’s program features private lessons, chamber music, solo performance, saxophone literature, music interThis pretation and much more. world-renowned saxophonist and his faculty will be presenting a special recital on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. in the arts center auditorium. Students will complete their camp experience in a final concert on Thursday, Aug. 11, first at 4 p.m., then again at 7 p.m. The second week of music theater camp will also take place during the week of Aug. 7-12. This camp features classes in improvi-

Dr. Eugene Rousseau will be leading a saxophone workshop at the Shell Lake Arts Center. — Photo submitted

Accident report

Sunday, July 24 William C. Eyman, 67, Barron, was driving on Hwy. 70, just east of 10th Street, east of Spooner, when he hit a deer with his vehicle. The vehicle had damage to the front end. No injuries were reported.

Monday, July 25 Jack J. Bartlett, 17, Hudson, was traveling just north of Barronett on Hwy. 63, near 30th Avenue when he hit a bear with his vehicle. The bear was removed from the scene. The vehicle had damage to the front end and was towed. No injuries to Bartlett were reported.

sational acting, vocal production and jazz dance technique. Professional instructors take this camp to the max for an unforgettable experience that could only be found in Shell Lake. This camp will host its final performance on Friday, Aug. 12, at 4 p.m., in the Shell Lake Arts Center auditorium. Don’t miss the final concerts for the current week of camps. Trumpet is Thursday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m., at the lakefront pavilion. Guitar and bass is also at the pavilion on Friday, Aug. 5, at 4 p.m., and music theater is also Friday at 6 p.m. in the SLAC auditorium. You can still register for these camps. For more information or to register, please call the center office at 715-468-2414, or visit their Web site at: www.shelllake — from SLAC

Jack Pine Savage Days all set

SPOONER — The 19th-annual Jack Pine Savage Days gets under way Friday, Aug. 5, and ends Sunday, Aug. 7, with the firemen’s pancake breakfast at the fire hall starting at 7:30 a.m. Special events and live music will be held throughout the weekend. For more information visit Web site www.jackpinesavagedays. com. — submitted

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I’ve always admired newspaper columnists who

write every day as to how they come up with ideas or incidents upon which to base their writings. I don’t write every day, in fact I looked for my column in last week’s Register only to find there was none. I thought I sent one in to be published only to realize from Suzanne Johnson at the Register that the last one was published two weeks ago. Keeping my eye on the ball as always I figured I should write something just to keep my name being circulated. And lo and behold I fell over a national tragedy right here in our backyard. Well not really our backyard but close enough. Coming down from Spooner last week and passing the set of buildings on the left side of Hwy. 63, I looked to my left and somehow my eyes were drawn to the set of three flags between the buildings and the road. How many times have I passed that landmark? This was the first time I noticed that the American flag was exactly the same height as the other two flags on the flag’s left side. I spoke with a manager of the building and he commented that other people have made the same comment but that he couldn’t get an answer as to the correct procedure. Wow, I thought what a great idea for a Shell Lake Happenings column. So contacting a gentleman from the American Legion Post in Shell Lake, Mr. Elmer Anderson, and he graciously secured a 16-page booklet titled “Let’s Be Right on Flag Etiquette.” This little booklet addresses any question regarding our flag. This particular publication was distributed in 2002 so there may be a revised edition. The one answer relevant to the above incident does not specify any set distance that the American flag must be above the other flags except that it must be a distance noticeably higher than any other flag and the American flag must be on the right side of the other flags. When you are looking at the flag it should be on your left. Flags of other countries in peacetime can be flown at the same height. Included in this pamphlet is the correct way to fold the flag – which we all have seen at military funerals – how it should be shown when on a cable or rope across the street

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day, 8 days later your prayers will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. 542550 50rp


Born at Hudson Hospital & Clinics A boy, Hunter Matthew Parker, was born July 30, 2011, to Jessie and Matthew Parker. Hunter weighed 6 lbs., 9 oz., and was 19-1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Robert and Nancy Cramer, Hudson. Paternal grandparents are Mark and Joni Parker, Shell Lake. Great-grandparents are Jim and Ruth Swan, Cumberland, and Donna Parker, Shell Lake.

and whether the street runs north to south or east to west, on a speaker’s platform, the size and width of the stripes relative to the stars, what and how you can wash or dry clean, when it first was displayed and, since we have a container here in the city, how the flag is to be retired. In case you have not read about this service, there is an old mailbox painted white on Main Street on the northwest corner of the public library where flags are accumulated and the American Legion and Boy Scouts, in a formal ceremony, burn the flags on Flag Day, June 14. According to Elmer every time that bin is opened there are quite a few flags ready for disposal. There are many other interesting notes and questions included in this flag publication that I will write about in my next article, things like where did the 21gun salute come from — originally a 21-cannon salute — who and when is eligible for that salute, how to explain the pledge to small children or possibly new citizens, and give a good way to appreciate the reciting of the pledge to the flag. ••• Oh yes, the lake level reading was 1,218.18 feet but the recent rains put at least another three-fourths of an inch in the bucket … the temp in my portion of the bay is 76 degrees. ••• Two days from today, the Register distribution day, will be the day I’ve talked about for the past two months. This Saturday at the Shell Lake airport we will celebrate Young Eagles Day. Private pilots and members of the Environmental Aircraft Association, will be using their own aircraft and gasoline to fly youngsters ages 6 to 14. Whoever is flying must have a parent or guardian sign a release for the 15minute flight. The hours are planned for noon to 2 p.m. but if there are kids still waiting, they will extend the times. Their names will be registered in the books in Oshkosh, home of the EAA. I am surmising this but since these pilots belong to the EAA, I would guess that the planes they will be flying were built by the pilots themselves.

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Haylee Herschey sings national anthem

Haylee Hershey, a former Fairest of the Fair, sang the national anthem during the veterans ceremony at the fair on Friday, July 29. — Photo by Milton Johnson

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Craig E. Camden, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Lindsey K. Wernlund, Grand Rapids, Mich. Adam A. Segar, Minneapolis, Minn., and Sara M. Stocco, Minneapolis, Minn. Alexander J. Nicholas, White Bear Lake, Minn., and Shannon M. Baker, Hugo, Minn. Bryan J. Dodds, St. Paul, Minn., and Ann M. Cady, St. Paul, Minn. Brady R. Hoehn, Plymouth, Minn., and Christine A. Jerrick, Plymouth, Minn. Christopher L. Knapmiller, Eau Claire, Krystal L. Richter, Springbrook. Steven J. Stillman, Fort Stewart, Ga., and Hannah L. Hurst, Springbrook. Steven R. Pank, Evergreen, and Angela M. Christner, Evergreen. William H. Mitchell, Stone Lake, and Teresa M. Smith, Stone Lake. Jeffrey L. Chupp, Manannah, Minn., and Mary E. Gingerich, Spooner.

Area Writer’s corner Ouch!

by Jack Neely, Shell Lake A medium-dark swatch of royal blue is the darkest of the colors known as azure. It is said to promote stability and calmness. And my royal blue disposable cup, coated with a thin coating of clear sticky pest repellent did just that for my recent bike ride around Shell Lake. Royal blue is the deerfly’s color of choice. So use it to your advantage if you are a walker or bike rider — if you can handle quizzical looks of others. If you find a herd of the little buggers on your propane tank, check for a leak as they like the smell.

Devin Neely, 7, grandson of Jack Neely, tries on Grandpa’s biking helmet, complete with the 41 deer flies stuck to it after a five-mile ride. — Photo by Jack Neely

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SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Arts Center and The Potter’s Shed in Shell Lake presented a jazz concert on Friday, July 29. Taking place in the outdoor garden of The Potter’s Shed, the concert featured live music by professional jazz musicians from across the Midwest. “This event is a wonderful partnership between two of the area’s prime advocates for fine arts education,” stated arts center Executive Director Tara Burns. “We feel so fortunate to be able to join together with Michael and Rebecca Macone to present a concert by our professional musicians in The Potter’s Shed’s beautiful garden. As one audience member so aptly put it, what better place for a concert than our own backyard.” This concert was the opening event of the Adult Big Band Music Workshop taking place July 29-31. A part of the Weekend Music Series, this workshop featured nationally renowned jazz musicians leading classes in jazz history, theory, listening, master classes and more. — from SLAC

ABOVE: Featured on vocals at Sunday’s final performance was Shell Lake’s own Katie Conley, an accomplished singer who currently resides in the Twin Cities. This was Conley’s first experience singing with a live big band. As a child, she attended the aquatics and show choir camps at the Shell Lake Arts Center. RIGHT: Shell Lake’s Big Band Workshop faculty performed at The Potter’s Shed on Friday, July 29. Shown (L to R): Laura Caviani, Greg Keel, Robert Baca, guest artist Anthony Bloch, Chris Olson and Phil Ostrander. — Photo submitted

by Jessica Beecroft SPOONER — The new Spooner Department of Natural Resources headquarters building is beginning to take shape off of Hwy. 70. Despite the critics accusing the DNR of spending millions on a building, yet cutting back hours for some staff, the building is being paid for completely out of a separate budget through the state’s administration of finance. Those funds were appropriated back in 2007 and stay with the project, according to regional Conservation Warden Dave Zebro. “We’re dealing with two different pots of money.” The money cannot to be moved into operative fund balance to pay for staffing. “The budget woes came about after all of the planning had been set in place,” said Zebro. Some staff had retired and the DNR office did not fill those positions. “When it came right down to it, no one was laid off.” According to Zebro, “The budget for this building was approved about four years ago. It was commissioned through the state, governor and the building commission and so on, to have a building that is more efficient for heat, electricity and the whole gammut.” The new building costs close to $5 million. Kathy Bartilson and Deb Benson currently work out of the DNR headquarters in Spooner. Bartilson has worked in the old building since 1980. “I’m going to miss this place,” Bartilson admits. “When they evaluated what it would take so that all our staff would fit in it and to bring it up to a more efficient standard of heating and

New DNR building taking shape

The new DNR service center in Spooner should be completed by early next year. — Photo by Gary King cooling would be about 75 percent of the total cost for a new building.” Benson speaks about how the new building will be more energy efficient. “The whole idea and the purpose of it (the new building) was that it will be lead certified which means it’s going to be energy efficient which will save money on heating and cooling in the future. We’re going to be going from an office space to a cubical.” The project started in October of 2010 and was supposed to be completed by this November, but the building itself will be ready to move in by December of this year or early January of 2012. The project will

Upcoming events at Hunt Hill

SARONA — Hunt Hill of Sarona and the Long Lake Preservation Association invite you to Cakes on the Lake on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m., featuring classic buttermilk pancakes and the cook’s secret blueberry pancake recipe. After breakfast, there will be a program on elk in Wisconsin presented by Laine Stowell of the Department of Natural Resources. He will be bringing elk artifacts and will present the history of elk in Wisconsin, the current status of elk in the Clam Lake Elk Range, and what the future holds for elk. Join Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary in Sarona at 8pm on Saturday Aug. 13, and

explore the lakes under a full moon. Instruction, canoes, paddles and life jackets will be provided. Preregistration is requested but not required. Contact Hunt Hill at or 715-635-6543. Come to Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary on Wednesday, Aug. 10, with your grandchildren for a hands-on program about surviving in the woods. Build shelters, learn to make fire without matches and review general precautions to stay safe while enjoying the great outdoors. Preregistration is requested but not required. Contact Hunt Hill at or at 715-635-6543. — from Hunt Hill

be finishing up landscaping next spring. The current building will be recycled as much as possible as it is torn down. The block will be crushed and used to fill spaces left where the current building sits. Several trees that had to come down to make room for the new building have

been made into wood products to be used inside the new building. Jorgenson Construction is the contractor that is building the new building.

Meet the contestants

Emily Kay Lloyd

by Jessica Beecroft SHELL LAKE – Emily Kay Lloyd, 10, is running for the Miss Shell Lake Junior title this year. Emily is the daughter of Ira and Karen Lloyd. She will be in fifth grade this fall. She has two older brothers, Johnathan and Anthony, and one older sister Renae, who is running for Miss Shell Lake this year. Emily has three cats, which she loves. She loves to swim, read, participating in her church “Kids for Christ“ group and participating in Prairie Fire Theater. She is a member of the Girl Scouts and Special Olympics where she won a bronze medal in the softball throw and a silver medal in the 50-meter dash. Although you see Emily doing lots of activities, her favorite thing to do is stay in her PJs on Saturdays. The Miss Shell Lake pageant will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Shell Lake High School. Three ladies are participating this year.

Emily Kay Lloyd, Miss Shell Lake Junior contestant. — Photo by Suzanne Johnson

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100th Washburn County Fair offered a variety of events

Dominic and Olivia Ricci show their excitement as Chance Kidder hooks a big fish in the fishing booth at the Washburn County Fair.

Four-year-old Isabelle Pechacek got the opportunity to meet Capt. Jerry Christman of the Spooner Police Department. The SPD and Washburn County Sheriff’s Department were on hand to help build trust with area youth.

Photos by Larry Samson Gretchen Granzin took a blue ribbon and a Best of Show with her photo.

Austin Schultz handled his 1,200-pound steer in the show ring. The many hours they put into their projects comes down to just a few minutes in the ring.

Caitlyn Schaefer puts her horse through its paces at the horse show on Saturday afternoon, July 30. The horse project is the most popular among the 4-H and FFA members.

Jessica Colbert spent over 10 hours decorating her cake for the fair. She used the 100-year celebration as a theme for her project.

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Alison Ricci is proud of her red ribbon she earned with her ceramic sculpture in the open class. She plans to return next year with even more entries.

100th Washburn County Fair offered a variety of events

Carrie Miller plays the keyboard for Paige Bixby, Jack Bixby, Nolan Miller and Carlton Miller singing “I Am a Promise.�

Tansy Pocernich took a first and grand champion with her llama.

It was a big weekend for Katie Crosby of Twin Valley 4-H as she took grand champion in beef and dairy with her cattle. She is a sixth-grader in Shell Lake.

In her first pull, 2-year-old Josie Crosby, Shell Lake, could care less if she won or lost, she was just having fun as was the audience watching her at the fair.

The mudders win, in this case it was the Shell Lake State Bank with a first place in the tug-of-war. This one-time popular event was brought back for the 100-year celebration of the Washburn County Fair. From the attendance this year, this event might be added in future years, of course playing in the mud made it a fun event.

Madeline Hopke with her grand champion ram.

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ABOVE: This crew is uprighting the capsized catamaran by using leverage, the wind and the sail. — Photo by Larry Samson

This catamaran flipped over, sending its two-man crew into the water. There was little the crews could do in the sudden storm. The day started out with blue skies and a nice wind for sailing. At the completion of the second race the storm hit, about half the boats made it safely to shore but those boats still in the race were too far out and had to ride the storm out upright or capsized.

Two catamarans racing on Shell Lake Saturday, July 30, as part of the Broken Rudder Wisconsin/Minnnesota Challenge. Eighteen catamarans, doublehulled sailboats, took up the challenge. The pace boat quickly turned into a rescue boat as it checked up on the catamarans that had tipped over. This catamaran has turned completely over and its mast is stuck in the mud.

This two-man catamaran crew waits out the storm that arose suddenly on Saturday, July 30, during the Broken Rudder Challenge.

Hiking out to get the full use of the winds and sails in competition helps to keep the boat flat; this is not easy and requires physical stamina of the twoman crew.

Dewey Country

July is gone and we are into August already. Yes and it’s great! We’ve had a good inch of rain for out thirsty crops and that’s good to think about. We see stores advertising for school already from clothes to school supplies. It’s still about four weeks away, so I hope our students are enjoying themselves. Happy birthday wishes go out to Tom Biver on his special day, Aug. 4. Have a wonderful day, Tom. Happy anniversary to Jeff and Penny Ladd on Aug. 5 as they celebrate together. Many more to both of you. Also Aug. 5, a very happy anniversary to Don and Melba Denotter as they celebrate together with many more to come. Happy birthday wishes go out to Dale Scribner as another birthday is celebrated Aug. 4 with many more to come. Happy anniversary to Dustin and Chelsea (Bakker) Lee as they celebrate together. This makes six years together. Happy birthday to Mark and Beth Hansen as they celebrate together Aug. 6. Many more to you. Aug. 7, birthday wishes go out to Ashley LaVeau as she celebrates her special day with many more to come. Happy birthday to my favorite niece, Sue Pederson, as she celebrates her birthday with many more to come on Aug. 8. Happy birthday to Nate Petersen on Aug. 8. Nate is home for a couple of weeks due to the crops not being ready to combine. Have a wonderful day, Nate. Happy birthday wishes go out to Wyatt Stellrecht as he celebrated on Aug. 8, with many more to come Wyatt. Aug. 9, a very happy birthday to Tyson Garcia as he celebrates his special day with many more to come. Happy birthday wishes go out to Robert James Lawrence when he turns 2 years old. Have a wonderful day. And now we wish a very happy birthday to George Spaulding as he celebrates 84 years. Have a great one George. Happy birthday wishes go out to Jonell Bennin, Aaron Mitchell, Tanner Redding, Rory Vanderhoof and Tabitha when all

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celebrate their birthday Aug. 10. It’s really sad to close a big hospital isn’t it? Yes, we find Walter Reed is now closing with patients going to other hospitals. We also find that some of our U.S. post offices are closing due to not enough business. My sister tells me that in Milwaukee they are closing quite a number of schools. Yes, Dot Gudlin says they just can’t afford to keep them open. We have some upsetting news this week. Yes, my favorite sister, Marie Quam, was getting milk out of the builk tank and the ladder slipped and she fell on her left wrist and broke it. I’m sure she’s very disgusted about this but hey, we all need rest in our lives, don’t we? So she will be off the barn list for a while. Betty and Carl Meister went to Betty’s 50th class reunion held at Lakeview Bar and Grill a couple of weeks ago. Betty says it was really enjoyable. But she says 10 classmates have died. All a person sees on TV lately is over the government’s decision of how to keep going and not broke. One of the first things they could do is all Congress refuse their paychecks. I’m anxious to see where they will cut as they have Social Security and Medicaid on the first to go. It seems they pick on the retirees too much. Dave Toll spent the weekend with his pa. Tammy Moe, who takes care of Jim, put in a huge garden and is busy canning beans, freezing peas and next is pickles. Good for you, Tammy. The next Dewey Township Board meeting is Aug. 16. Everyone welcome. Tyler and Katie Ann Crosby entered 14 animals at the Washburn County Fair. Katie took grand champion on her beef and Tyler took reserve champion. Chad and Ashley, Chase and Morgan were home for the weekend at Beth and Garry Crosby’s and the Doug Coyours. Chad was at the fair on Saturday evening to help The Farmers, which was the name given to their tug-o-war team. Understand the tug-o-war was great. Get-well wishes go out to Beth Crosby who has a

terrible cold. Please keep her in your special thoughts and prayers. Lyle Atkinson held his family reunion at his place Saturday. He gets the meat and prepares it while the rest come bringing potluck. Am told there were lots and lots of family there. Sharon, Jim’s niece, from Chicago, was up with her family for a week renting a house in Shell Lake and visiting around the neighborhood. Saturday, Richy was to go over to the Quam brothers, Jim, Mike and Gene, to finish up their big bales of second crop. But the nice rain we got about noon took care of everything. News from Diane Hulleman finds it was Katie Schnell’s birthday on Saturday so her mom, Ginny Schnell, had Diane down for the day enjoying a boat ride on their pontoon and later they had chicken on the grill complete with cake and ice cream. Diane came home about 10:30 p.m. Saturday and said it was lightning all around her. This past week Tom and Cathy Gunthrie who live on Bashaw Lake had Diane down for dinner. Our Dewey Country weatherman, Marv Knoop, tells us so far in July we’ve had 5.7 inches of rain. It doesn’t seem like it though. We’ve had such hot, humid weather the past two weeks even my little Rory doesn’t want to go outside. He’s out and right back in. When I go out to pick my raspberries he usually comes and plays. But lately he whines about staying outside. Karen Vanderhoof tells us she’s busy with her garden and also haying. Saturday, Doug and Karen took in the horse show at the Polk County Fair in St. Croix Falls to watch their niece trying to bring home the trophy. Her niece needed six points to become a champion. Good for her. Sunday was fellowship Sunday at Cecil and Evelyn Melton’s. Attending were Robin Melton, home for the weekend; Vicki Trott and Jeff and Peggy Vesta and son Don Lane. Cecil isn’t feeling too good at this time as he has ehrlichiosis. He’s just

by Helen Pederson

Monday was Aug. 1 and we are experiencing that heat that always happens in August. Time sure flies. Sympathy to the family of Marcia (Schaffer) Johnson, 57, who passed away at Cumberland hospital. Funeral services were held at Augustana Lutheran Church in Cumberland on Wednesday, Aug. 3. Also we remember in prayers the family of Margarette Hanson of Spooner. Her daughter Alice and Jon Simundson of Spooner were former Shell Lake residents. Jon was pastor of Salem church a few years ago. This past week was the Washburn County Fair. They had good weather with showers one day. Brian Marschall entered three animals and their 4-H club took their turn at the food stand. Mary Marschall worked one day at the stand. Mary and John Marschall went to see the Moving Wall at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Sunday morning. I hear that everyone that goes there has a very moving experience. Visiting Mavis and Roger Flach on Sunday and Sunday night was cousin Ronnie and Bernice Erickson of Greensboro, N.C. They have been here visiting relatives and will be leaving for home on Monday. Lawrence and Clarice Flach from Cumberland visited Mavis and Roger on Sunday afternoon. Roger has not been well for several weeks. Our prayers are with you Roger. Curt and Martha Pederson of Hudson

spent the weekend with Peder and Cheri and Steve Minot. Curt was here for a class reunion held at Track’s on Saturday night. They all attended the fair and they said it was a big crowd. On Friday Lillian Ullom went to the fair to see the honoring of the 100-year-old residents of Washburn County. One of the ladies worked with Lillian years ago. Arlys Santiago went to a 14th birthday party for Logan Hile in Haugen Thursday. Happy birthday Logan. Arlys reported Avis Paulson in Verndale is doing well after her recent heart surgery. Three of Helen V. Pederson’s granddaughters, Gina White of Stillwater, Minn., Greta Bachinski, and Megan Pederson, both of Eau Claire, came up on Friday night and took Helen out to dinner with them. They left for Solon Springs to stay with Sue and Larry Winner. On Saturday, Greta was guest of honor at a bridal shower at Nicole and Jan Cummings in Superior. That evening they had a bachelorette party when they went out to eat. On Sunday Megan and Gina stopped to see Helen, and Megan went to see Helen and Warren Quam. Helen had slipped on a ladder last week and broke her wrist. Get-well wishes, Helen. Gina stopped to see Dottie White here in Shell Lake. A hug is a perfect gift – one size fits all and no one minds if you return it. Keep cool and happy.

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plain tired. Please keep Cecil in your special thoughts and prayers. Sweet little Elliana Lauterbach was a guest of honor at a birthday party at Helen and Warren Quam’s. Janie made the supper and brought it out for all. Sunday was Jim Quam’s birthday with his honey, Connie, making something special to bring over to the Quams and enjoying it. News from the Fjelstad Palace finds last Sunday Tom Gerlach and the Greg Dorweiler family visiting. In the evening, Bob and Kris enjoyed a bonfire with Bob and Karen Garcia, along with Ron and Sara Shreffler and also their daughter. Monday, Gary and Sue Peterson visited Bob and Kris. Tuesday Elmer Talbert visited Bob and Kris. Later Kris attended the garden walk at the Spooner Ag Research Station. Kris tells us she talked to Larry Samson and got some more tips to help her take better pictures with her camera. Wednesday, Bob and Kris enjoyed the seafood buffet at Danbury. Thursday visitors were Gladys Knoop and Cherie and Emily Dorweiler. Friday Bryan Knoop and the Greg Dorweilers visited Bob and Kris. Later Bob and Kris visited Gary and Sue Peterson. Saturday the Fjelstads went to the fair but they got rained out. Sunday Kris visited Gary and Sue Peterson, along with Sue’s son, Kim, and wife and son, Lonnie. While sitting on the deck a bunch of geese flew over them about a foot above and acted afraid and went to the lake. Kris says she’s been canning pickles and green beans and freezing pea pods, cauliflower and broccoli. Sunday Kevin Meister spent time with Carl and Betty Meister when they took in the Washburn County Fair. Talking with Sandy Redding we find out they spent the day with Tim and Kris Redding celebrating Tanner’s birthday. Also there were Robyn and Robin Major. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!


Barronett by Judy Pieper

I know that we have all been in shock over the tragedy in Norway, and I am sure that most of us have been praying for the families of those who were killed or injured in the bombing and shooting. Terry Goodrich called to let us know that, even though it happened a long way from here, tragedies such as this one impact everyone. You probably know that Terry’s daughter, Tracy, is married to Ole Borkenhagen, who is from Norway. Ole’s father was a politician, his sister was the mayor of a town in Norway, and his niece is presently the mayor of a different town in Norway. Ole’s great-niece, the daughter of his niece who is a mayor, was scheduled to be at the youth political camp that was targeted by the terrorist. Thankfully, something came up and she was unable to attend. The family does know the families of two of the young people who died, and I am sure they appreciate our continuing prayers. The motorcycle poker run that was held on Saturday and sponsored by Barronett Civic Club members was very well-attended. There were 70 participants who arrived on 42 bikes and in five other vehicles. They started at Barronett Bar, where Beth served a delicious breakfast. From there they rode to Bourbon’s Bar to register for the ride. The rainstorm hit while they were there, so they were delayed about a half hour before they could continue on their way. They then went to Indian Creek, back to Barronett Bar, to

Adventures in Rice Lake, to Spider Lake Resort in Birchwood, to Rummel’s Tap in Sarona, and finished up at Whitetail Ridge Campground where they had supper, listened to live entertainment and drew the winning poker hands. The lucky winners were: third place, Charlie Graetz of Clear Lake; second place, Gary Lindemann of Spooner, and, the lucky first-place winner was Dave Hoyt, also of Spooner. The poker run participants who were the farthest from home were a couple from Florida who happened to be camping at Whitetail Ridge and decided to join in the fun. Poker run participants are always happy to welcome newcomers. Another couple who traveled quite a way to participate in the poker run are John and Jackie Graham of Mansfield, S.D. John and Jackie are friends of Dan and Cheryl Jaastad, and have come to Barronett for the poker run every year. The members of Barronett Civic Club extend gratitude to everyone who participated in the run. The proceeds from the run will be put into the fund to build new bleachers for the community center. Dan and Cheryl Jaastad and John and Jackie Graham went to Gilligan’s in Chetek on Friday evening. Dan was one of the lucky qualifiers for a cruise that was to be given away by a Rice Lake radio station. He was picked as one of the 10 finalists, and was second to draw his number. He didn’t win, Cheryl thought that the fifth contestant drew the right number,


but they had a lot of fun anyway. Lillianna Florence Herman, daughter of Jeno and Colette, was baptized on Sunday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Cumberland. Godparents were Spenser Potter and Carrie Herman. Lots of relatives enjoyed lunch and conversation after the baptism at Sharon and Dennis Herman’s home. Congratulations Lillianna. I’m sure the members of St. Anthony’s are happy to welcome you into their congregation. The Cumberland High School class of 1976 held their 35-year class reunion at Hilltop Retreat on Saturday evening. There were 51 people there — classmates and their significant others. Sharai Hefty said that the meal, which was a buffet, was wonderful. She also said that she must be getting old because she left while everyone else was still partying. Nah you’re not old Sharai . Just wait until you are attending your 50th. Actually, that’s the one Duane and I will be attending this year. I graduated from Central High in Madison in 1961. Now, that’s old! Duane and I had a wonderful supper at Bistro 63 last Wednesday evening. While we were there we ran into Dan and the Texan (sometimes known as Lynn) Hubin. It was so nice to chat with them for a while. It’s been ages since we’ve seen them. They were there with some friends from New Jersey, Ken and Dawn Schrankel. There was a retirement party for JoAnn

Jones at Bistro 63 on Wednesday evening, too. JoAnn is retiring from Cumberland hospital after working as a registered nurse and conducting group therapy at the psych ward for the past 23 years. About 20 co-workers were there to wish her well. Rumor has it that, even though JoAnn is retiring, she is thinking of looking for more work. Everyone enjoyed the food, told lots of stories, and had a great time. You know that Barronett Lutheran is collecting items to send to our service members overseas. The items will be sent out in about three weeks now, so if you would like to donate anything please contact someone from the church. You don’t have to be a member of our church to donate things for the soldiers. One family from Shell Lake is donating quite a few Louis L’Amour books, and we hope they know how much we do, and the soldiers will, appreciate it. Our sympathy goes out to Alice Simundson on the passing of her mother, Margarette Hanson. Margarette passed away on July 20 at the age of 92. Our sympathy also goes out to the family of Jack Jerry who passed away in Minnesota this past week. I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Stay dry. See you next time.




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just come from the veterans cemetery to see the Moving Wall and the names of two classmates engraved on it. It is humbling to think of the 45 years of memories they both sacrificed for all of us. Jim and Nancy Swanson spent the weekend in the Twin Cities caretaking their autistic granddaughter while daughter Sandy and her husband went on a short vacation. Gloria Frey and her sister Joann Paulson Haugen, spent a nice lazy two days. They drove up to Washburn, Red Cliff, stayed overnight in Ashland and went up to the Upper Peninsula. Report they really got rain there on Saturday. They came home Sunday. Dave and Cathy Stodola, Hudson, were here on the weekend. They took his mom, Virginia, to see the Moving Wall on Saturday. Virginia’s sons, Jack and Jim, both served in Vietnam. Speaking of the Wall, I took it in on Sunday and it is so touching it brings tears to see so many names of the young folks that had given up their lives, if you knew them or not. Elaine Ryan and Rocky Furchtenicht attended her Weitzenkamp family reunion held Saturday at her uncle and aunt’s, Dennis and Jean Weitzenkamp, at Dodge Center, Minn., and report a good turnout. They watched the lightning all the way home. There’s a new crop of hummingbirds at the feeder. They are sure sucking up the nectar. Last week when Elfreda West and I visited Janet Single at the Spooner Nursing Home, while leaving we saw Jackie Haneche and Jerry Visger and wife Pat out in the gazebo so we stopped and had a great visit with them also. Thursday I met daughter Mary in Rice Lake. It was her birthday. We took in the Country Lane Pantry and had lunch together and then went to Sara and Kyle’s new place. Kyle and Amy Schaffer are having a big auction sale at their business place, Americana Times Inc., in Shell Lake on Saturday, Aug. 6. Coming up this weekend is the 19th-annual Jack Pine Savage Days in Spooner. The Shell Lake Lions fish fry is Saturday at the community center, so plan to go eat with them. And enjoy August. A happy birthday is wished for Nancy Swanson, Nancy Harrell, Denny Luy, Verna Clyde and Angella Quinn on Aug. 4; Allan Zaloudek, Keith Kemp, Carol Huerth, Aug.5; Lonnie Gohde, Lee Johnson, Art Stubfors Jr. and Allison Stubfors on Aug. 6; Marie Harrell, Priscilla Morley and Stephanie Lindermann, Aug. 7; Wendee Thompson, Clint Butterfield, Jack Curtiss, Aug. 8; Derek Sando, Adam Gronning and Shane Williams, Aug. 9; and Earl Seem, Drew Sauer and Karen Kline, Aug. 10. Have a happy one. Happy anniversary wishes to Bob and Janet Single, Aug. 4; Mike and Marla Backer, Aug. 5; Norm and Donna Ness, Mark and Vicki LaRue and Kenny and Francine Conners, Aug. 6; and Gene and Polly Parker, Aug. 9.

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It is August already. The summer is moving right along and the Washburn County Fair is over, a sigh of relief to many. Exhibits were down but were so nicely displayed and most all the events went on in spite of some rain. The fireworks were canceled Saturday night but we had beautiful natural fireworks to replace it. It was so nice to have rope pulling, slipper kicking and clothespin-toss events again. Of the six teams, Sarona’s Hansen’s Concrete Team took second but did a rematch and won big time, but that didn’t count. Virginia Stodola and I were reminiscing about the Sarona women’s team in 1963. I didn’t participate because my Mary was born July 28 but the gals that pulled were Virginia Stodola, Mavis Schlapper, Evie Campbell and the late Frenchy Roeser, Margaret Crotteau and LaVerne Stephen. It made memories. I enjoyed taking a turn in the Little Red Schoolhouse just visiting with and meeting new folks like Jim and Claran Ramsdell, a retired principal of Chippewa Falls. He was a Spooner High School student in the 1940s and his late mother, Hazel Ramsdell, was a fourth-grade teacher in the Shell Lake school system in the 1960-1970 era. She taught my kids. Don’t remember which ones. Thanks to Charlotte Thompson for the cookies she gives to each of use as a thank-you for taking a turn watching over the schoolhouse. So nice of her. Some very special folks have left us and have memorial services this week. Kenny Sandridge, 68, Sarona, John Kunz, 56, formerly of Sarona, and Marcia Johnson, 57, Shell Lake. They were all too young. Kenny’s memorial service was Monday, Aug. 1, at Appleyard’s in Rice Lake. John lost his battle with cancer. A celebratory wake will be held at the V&M Bar on Wednesday from 3-6 p.m., just down the road from where he grew up. He was a world traveler and book writer and leaves many friends worldwide. Marcia (Schaffer) Johnson, well known and loved by all who knew her, also died after battling cancer. She was a sister to West Sarona’s Butch Schaffer. Sarona folks extend their condolences to their loved ones. Nancy and Russ Furchtenicht attended her 35-year class reunion held at Tracks on Saturday night. Teachers attending were Joan Snell, Ray Johnson and John Schnell and spouses, which they enjoyed seeing. Mavis Schlapper had a good crop of apricots on her tree this year and was sharing them. They were luscious, freestone plum-sized fruit. This is only the second time her tree had beared. Takes heat and no late frosts. Mavis Schlapper, Marion Reiter and Jan Rath pitched horseshoe singles at the fair Saturday, July 30. They also pitched doubles on Sunday. Big Ripley News: Did you know even cat hair gets frizzy in high humidity? Folks around Big Ripley Lake enjoyed the warm (hot) weather and many activities in town this week. Les and Sandy Vogt stopped at the Spooner Ag Station to see the flowers, fruits and vegetables and had a personal tour and visit with the student caretaker. They had

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Nancy Gullickson, 80, Spooner, died Aug. 1, 2011. Memorial service will be Wednesday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m., at Faith Lutheran with visitation from 10-11 a.m. at church. A full obituary will be published at a later date. The Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

MEMORIAL SERVICE passed away in March of this year in her home state of North Carolina, but she held many fond memories of the Shell Lake area. Karen grew up in Shell Lake, and had many friends and relatives in the area. To celebrate Karen’s life, her family is holding a memorial service at the Red Barn Campgrounds on Sunday, August 14, at 2 p.m. We invite any friends and family to join as we celebrate Karen’s life and all that she meant to us. The service will be held on the grounds of the Red Barn, so please feel free to dress casually, and we look forward to sharing memories of Karen’s life.

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July 25 - Knapweed control volunteers Deborah Healy of Minong and Joan Quenan of Shell Lake met at the Shell Lake Monarch Butterfly Habitat to clear part of area two and three of spotted knapweed, an invasive species. Four 39-gallon trash bags of noxious weed were removed. Knapweed displaces native plants. To learn more about the risks of spotted knapweed visit the United States Department of Agriculture at mbol=CESTM. A few hours later we ventured out to the wild butterfly habitat on the south side of Shell Lake. Walking along the trail, we noticed that the wood-chip path is nearly gone and first-year bramble black raspberry is starting to take over. We also noticed common buckthorn, an invasive species, is starting to take over a woodland native cedar and birch colony. To learn more about common buckthorn visit Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at com.htm. After climbing over a downed balsam fir tree and a deciduous tree along the trail, we were well-rewarded with a butterfly habitat in full bloom. It was exhilarating to see the large meadow filled with bracken fern, wild bergamot, black-eyed Susan and blazing star which is about to blossom out. Common milkweed abounded and monarch butterflies flitted about as if they were in the Garden of Eden. Sulphur, buckeye and white butterflies were also present. Joan and Debora gathered hazelnuts and wild bergamot blossoms and leaves. They will dry the leaves, flower parts and nuts for winter food and tea prepa-


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Sharon L. Green, 70, Spooner, went to be with the Lord on July 24, 2011. Sharon was born Aug. 21, 1940, in Spooner to Arleigh and Mildred Searles. Sharon moved to Columbia Heights, Minn., in the early 1950s graduating from Columbia Heights in 1958. She later moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where she and husband Lyle were longtime residents before retiring to Spooner in 2006. She is survived by her husband, Lyle; sons Scott (Dorene) Green, Steve (Eileen) Green and Monte (Jodi)

Green; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters Maryann (Hans) Florell and Deidre (Jim) Tiller; sister-in-law Joan Searles; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Tusday, July 28, at the Full Gospel Church in Shell Lake with Pastor Virgil Amundson officiating. Music was provided by Lisa Sabby and Jenny Slater. Interment followed at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner. Casket bearers were Pete Green, Matt Green, Nick Green, Dave Toews, Mark Tiller and Mike Tiller. The Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

Roger Cleveland, 82, Rice Lake, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the Care Partners Assisted Living in Rice Lake. He was born Oct. 14, 1928, in Homer, Neb., to John and Anna (Hansen) Cleveland. He graduated from the Rice Lake High School in 1946. Roger entered the United States Army and was later honorably discharged. On Aug. 20, 1950, he was married to Betty Wiesner in Rice Lake. Roger then entered the United States Air Force and served from 1950-1952 and was honorably discharged as staff sergeant. He loved woodworking and helping out disabled veterans. Roger was a member of the Rice Lake VFW and Rice Lake Elk’s Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Cleve-

land, in 2005; parents John and Anna Cleveland; and sisters Eleanor and Bertha. He is survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law, Phyllis Groth, Spooner, and Geraldine and Herbert Bush, Whatley, Ala.; and many nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 5, at the First Lutheran Church in Rice Lake, with the Rev. Jerry Bernecker officiating. Interment will be at Nora Cemetery in Rice Lake where military rites will be accorded by the Rice Lake Veterans Center honor guard. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Appleyard’s Home for Funerals and for one hour prior to the service at the church. There will be an Elk’s Memorial Service at 6:45 p.m., Thursday at Appleyard’s Home for Funerals. The Appleyard’s Home for Funerals, Rice Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.

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ration. The meadow was alive with murmuring leaves whispering in the breeze and happy buzzing sounds of abundant bumblebees and ever so tiny native bees. While there, volunteers worked at pounding in plant-identification stakes. July 28 – Jim VanMoorleham of Shell Lake says, “I saw lots of milkweed growing in ditches near Pipestone, Yellow Medicine Creek and Comby, Mich., last week.” He thought perhaps because it was a wet season that mowing roadsides was impractical. I do remember a Michigan highway with no roadside mowing in September during butterfly migration. I wished that Wisconsin would do the same. Dakota Robinson, a Girl Scout member and student in Shell Lake, started a petition to stop roadside mowing along Wisconsin migration routes during the season. She has close to 70 signatures so far. July 29 – Ryan Conner, Hayward, Jim VanMoorleham, Shell Lake, and Deborah Healy, Minong, worked at the Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Shell Lake to clear habitat of blooming invasive spotted knapweed. We filled four 39gallon black trash bags within one hour. There is lots of knapweed still growing wild in area three. By end of season we hope to have this area of the memory tree grove cleared of knapweed. Area one and two have been maintained by Ryan for the past four years. He has these sections in good shape because of his diligence in ridding the habitat of the noxious weed. July 30 – Happy Tonics is now partnered with Polli-

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nator Partnership of San Francisco, Calif. The 2011 national bee count at the Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Shell Lake and at the Hospitality House in Minong allowed us to photograph native bees including bumblebees. Individuals throughout the USA and United Kingdom participated in the national bee count on Happy Tonics Facebook page. Happy Tonics photographs of native bees and documentation are now part of the 2011 bee events gallery at pollin Environmental film fest on Saturday, July 30, in Shell Lake was awesome. Mary Jane West-Delgado, donor from California, left a DVD short film off at Happy Tonics Visitors Center in Shell Lake this past week. A 4.5minute film was shown. It

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was the first time we witnessed how the minutes-old larva spits a silk string to a milkweed leaf in order to secure its tiny legs to the leaf. The tiny larva wears a dark helmet, which now has been documented by Mary Jane. It uses its helmet to protect its eyes while it eats its own egg, which is sharp. Eggs are rich in protein. Once the egg is eaten, the tiny caterpillar rids itself of the helmet. The film also showed its tiny heartbeat and beginning of the emerging antennae. This research is terribly important. I hope between Happy Tonics and Mary Jane we can get this video into the right scientific hands. Happy Tonics has copyright permission to show the film on the Internet and post to Web site, blogs and social networks.


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Lake Park Alliance

Episcopal St. Alban's

Corner of Elm & Summit St., Spooner Father Bob Rodgers 715-635-8475 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist: Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Morning prayer: 8:15 a.m. Monday Thursday


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. W7135 Green Valley Rd. (Green Valley Rd. and Hwy. 63) Pastor James Frisby 715-635-2277 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday evening service 6 p.m. Wed. evening service 7 p.m.


(Missouri Synod) South of Spooner off Hwy. W7148 Luther Rd. Pastor Brent Berkesch 715-635-8167 Sunday Worship 8 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Praise and Worship 10:30 Lutheran Hour on WJMC 96.1 FM Radio at 9 a.m. Sundays

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

53 3rd Ave., Shell Lake Pastor John Sahlstrom Lay Pastor Richard Peterson Youth leader Ryan Hunziker 715-468-2734 Worship Service: 10 a.m. Youth Group, 7th - 12th grades: Wednesdays 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Spooner Baptist

Faith Lutheran

Long Lake Lutheran Church W3114 Church Rd., Sarona Pastor Mary Strom 8:30 a.m. outdoor Worship Service; 10:15 a.m. Indoor Service. Coffeetime between services.

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

Full Gospel Shell Lake Full Gospel

293 S. Hwy. 63, Shell Lake Pastor Virgil Amundson 715-468-2895 Sunday Worship Service: 8:30 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. Jr. Kids Church: 10:30 a.m.; UTurn Student Ministries (7th-12th grades): 6 p.m.; Power & Light (2nd - 6th grades), 6 p.m. Tuesday: Compassion Connection: 7 p.m.


St. Joseph's Catholic

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.

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

St. Catherine's Catholic CTH D, Sarona Father Edwin Anderson 715-468-7850 Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.

803 Second St., Shell Lake Pastor Carol Ann McArdell 715-468-7718 www.shelllakesalem Sunday Worship: 8 and 10 a.m.; coffee and conversation: 9:15 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran

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.

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.


Church of the Nazarene

Hwy. 253 S, Spooner Rev. David Frazer 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 www. Senior Pastor Ronald W. Gormong; Assistant Pastor Chopper Brown 715-635-2768 Sunday Worship 9 a.m.; Sunday School and ABFs: 10:30 a.m.; nursery provided; Celebrate Recovery, now every Monday at 6:30 p.m. Team Kid ages 4 yrs. 6th grade Wednesday 6:30 p.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 Tuesdays 2 & 7 p.m. 1790 Scribner St., Spooner 715-635-3603 Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m.




Cornerstone Christian

Pastor Tom Kelby 106 Balsam St., Spooner 715-635-9222 www.cornerstonechurch Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Children’s Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.; Wed. Prayer: 6:30 p.m. Youth Group Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

United Methodist

135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake, 715-468-2405 Pastor Gregory Harrell Sunday: Sarona - 9 a.m.; Worship: 10:30 a.m.

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Honorees older than the fair

by Suzanne Johnson SPOONER — Although the Washburn County Fair celebrated its 100th birthday Thursday-Sunday, July 28-31, some Washburn County residents achieved that milestone before the fair did. Honored at the fair were centenarians Hazel Nelson, 103, of Stone Lake; Francis Atchinson, 101, Solon Springs; and Mary Frahm, 101, Spooner. A special recognition program was held Friday, July 29, to honor the centenarians. Tammy TomSteinmetz, director and supervisor for the Washburn County Unit on Aging, welcomed the honorees and attendees. Tim Brabec, Washburn County supervisor, interviewed and presented a rose along with a certificate signed by Washburn County Board Chairman Fluffy Sather. Terri Reiter provided musical entertainment during the event. While being interviewed, Nelson shared that at 103 she still drives and when she went to renew her license she asked that it be renewed from only four years but was told it would be renewed for eight more years. Atchinson commented that she, “... held my own, I’ll tell ya,” in referring to the fact that she came from a family of 10 brothers and four sisters. She also commented that she picked a lot of blueberries in her lifetime. Frahm was born in Omaha, Neb., with two women doctors living next door. She loves to cook and bake and since retiring she enjoys going gambling.

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Centenarians from Washburn County were honored Friday, July 29, at the fair. Tim Brabec, Washburn County board member, interviewed the three that were able to attend. Front: Centenarians Hazel Nelson, Francis Atchinson and Mary Frahm. — Photo by Suzanne Johnson

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Lawrence and Nina Hines came home Monday after visiting Nancy and Steve Hagen overnight in Eden Prairie, Minn. Bruce and Marlene Swearingen had supper with Gerry and Donna Hines Tuesday. Rita Hiam and Karen Mangelsen visited Lois Snyder Wednesday afternoon. They helped Lois celebrate her birthday. Donna and Nina Hines and Lida Nordquist went to Richfield, Minn., Wednesday evening. They attended a baby shower for Emily Hennagir (Nina’s granddaughter) at Sue Harrison’s home. Lorraine Crosby, Verna Lindstrom, Lida Nordquist and Karen Mangelsen visited Mavis Viltz Thursday afternoon. They shared coffee and treats to celebrate Mavis’ birthday. Roger Mroszak is home again after having knee surgery in Rice Lake last week. Hank and Karen Mangelsen visited Marlene and Bruce Swearingen Friday afternoon. Lida Nordquist went to Eau Claire Saturday with her daughter Joleen Funk. They attended a wedding shower for Angela Stanke, fiancee of Rick Funk. Dirk and Sandy Benzer and Hank and Karen Mangelsen joined Nick and Esther Mangelsen and other relatives and friends at the Pour House for supper Saturday night. They all helped Nick celebrate his 80th birthday.

Andreka D. Brown, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $243.00, local jail; intimidate victim/dissuade, $107.00, local jail, costs; criminal damage to property, $80.00, local jail, costs. Harvey A. Fiedler, Minong, operate without valid license, $200.50. Martin P. Ganyo, Sarona, possess with intent THC as a party to a crime, $268.00, probation, sent. withheld. Caleb J. Pocernich, Spooner, OWI, $817.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Tina C. Salley, Minong, OWI, $1,109.00, local jail, license revoked 24 months, other sentence.


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Brian S. Achtor, Hayward, speeding, $175.30. Erin M. Alhachem, Duluth, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Anthony R. Butler, Spooner, drink open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $200.50. Victoria R. Downey, Birchwood, unsafe backing of vehicle, $175.30. Michael J. Ellis, Siren, operating without valid license, $200.50. Ronald E. Galvin, Birchwood, failure to stop at stop sign, $175.30. Scott A. Gindt, Slinger, seat belt violation, $10.00. Catherine E. Janey, Spooner, operating while revoked, $200.50. Timothy P. Kornwolf, North Branch, Minn., speeding, $175.30.

Craig A. Leverenz, Birchwood, dog running at large, $154.00. Mary L. Manka, Birchwood, seat belt violation, $10.00. Erin J. McNamara, Spooner, operating while suspended, $200.50. Daniel F. Meier, River Falls, failure to notify police of accident, $263.50. David L. Nelson, Rice Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Jeremiah L. Nelson, Cameron, seat belt violation, $10.00. Joshua D. Organ, Spooner, operating while suspended, $200.50. Anthony L. Platz, Sauk Rapids, Minn., operating without valid license, $200.50. Annabathula Rakeshnarain,

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The Shell Lake City Council will hold their regular monthly meeting Monday, August 8, 2011, at 7 p.m., in the Council Chambers, City Hall. AGENDA: Public Comment; Approval Of Minutes; Reports From Appointed Officials; Reports From Committee Chairpersons; New Business: Butterfly Habitat Donor Display Board, Recommendation To Amend Downtown Bench Project To Include Placement Of Three Benches At Park, Request For Stricter Enforcement Of Shoreline Regulations; Unfinished Business: Confirm Alderperson Shelton’s Committee Appointments, Draft Capital Improvement Plan, Seal-Coat Project; SBUEC Lease - Airport; Mayor’s Report; Any Other Items That May Be Added To This Agenda Will Be Posted At City Hall. 542630 50r Bradley A. Pederson, City Administrator


The following part-time position is available in the Shell Lake School District:

K-12 Art Instructor

This .50 F.T.E. afternoon art position will start with the 2011/2012 school year. This position will provide art education in grades K-12 in the Shell Lake School District and includes opportunities for additional after-school related duties. D.P.I. license, Art Education 550 will be required or capability to receive an emergency Art Education 550 license through D.P.I. To apply: Applicants must send the following: • Letter of application • Resume • Current D.P.I. license • Three letters of recommendation • Copy of official transcripts Successful applicant must pass a criminal background check, drug screen and required medical exam. Start Date: August 26, 2011. Application Deadline: August 12, 2011. Submit application materials to: Mrs. Kimberly Osterhues, Pre K-6 Principal School District of Shell Lake 271 Hwy. 63 S. 542052 Shell Lake, WI 54871 49-50r,L 39-40b The Shell Lake School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.


.82 F.T.E. to Full-Time 5-Year-Old Kindergarten Teacher

The following .82 to full-time elementary position is available in the Shell Lake School District: 5-year-old Kindergarten - Shell Lake Elementary School Start Date: 2011-12 school year. This .82 F.T.E. to full-time elementary team-teaching position will start with the 2011/2012 school year. Applicant must hold a prekindergarten to grade-3 license (083) or a prekindergarten to grade-6 license (086) and preferably an early childhood license. Successful applicants will have a dynamic personality with excellent classroom leadership and instructional skills. Applicants will also have excellent classroom management skills and experience with behavioral modification techniques. To apply: Applicants must send the following: • Letter of application • Resume • WI D.P.I. license • Three letters of recommendation • Copy of official transcripts Successful applicant must pass a criminal background check, drug screen and required medical exam. Start Date: August 26, 2011. Application Deadline: August 12, 2011. Submit application materials to: Mr. Jim Connell, District Administrator School District of Shell Lake 542218 271 Hwy. 63 S. 39-40b 50-51r,L Shell Lake, WI 54871 The Shell Lake School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.

Winston Salem, N.C., speeding, $175.30. Kathryn A. Rose, Gordon, seat belt violation, $10.00. Hannah R. Ross, Spooner, operating with PAC >= 0.15, $817.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Steve Saldana, Birchwood, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Cory M. Schnacky, Rice Lake, operating with PAC >=0.08, $817.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Justin L. Schutz, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $263.50. Mary Ellen Voight, Hayward,

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The Washburn County Health & Human Services Department is seeking public input for the 2012 Budget. The Washburn County Health & Human Services Board will hold a public hearing to receive comments from clients, providers, interested citizens and community agencies as to the adequacy and need for services in such areas as services to children and families, services to adults including frail elderly, chronically mentally ill, alcohol and other drug-abuse services, public health services, child support services and any other services being or needing to be provided in the community. The public hearing will be held on Monday, August 8, 2011, at 3 p.m., in the County Boardroom of the Ed Elliott Building in Shell Lake, Wisconsin. The proposed Health & Human Services Budget will be presented at this meeting for adoption by the Health & Human Services Board and recommendation to the Washburn County Board of Supervisors. Written comments may be submitted prior to 4:30 p.m., August 6, 2011, and should be addressed to: Lori L. Bina, Director Washburn County Health & Human Services Department P.O. Box 250 541996 49-50r WNAXLP Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871 Meeting sites are accessible to persons who have physical disabilities.


The Washburn County Zoning Committee will hold a business meeting Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin.

NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING REZONE REQUESTS Rezoning requests have been filed with the Washburn County Zoning Office for changes in the zoning district. The public hearing will be held August 23, 2011, at 4 p.m. in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. CRYSTAL Township: John Gingerich, Spooner, Wisconsin. A request to rezone approximately 1 acre: Map #CR 465 - 40 acres, Part of SE 1/4 NE 1/4, Section 29-39-11, Town of Crystal, from Agriculture to Residential Recreational 1, to have parents retain house and one acre and their son keep remaining land for farming. GULL LAKE Township: Emily Ericson, Springbrook, Wisconsin. A request to rezone approximately 2.29 acres with right of way, 2/14 acres without right of way, Map #GI, 537 - 35.40 acres, Part of SE 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec. 32-41-11, Town of Gull Lake from Agriculture to Residential Recreational 1, to sell land to nephew but retain the house and a couple of acres of land.

PUBLIC HEARING CONDITIONAL USE REQUESTS Conditional use requests have been filed with the Washburn County Zoning Office. This public hearing will be held August 23, 2011, immediately following the rezoning requests in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. CHICOG Township: Carl Desrosiers/Roger Desrosiers, Trego, Wisconsin. Map #CII 361A/record ID# 10356, 28.65 acres, SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Exe SE 1/4, Section 10-41-13, Town of Chicog, requesting to have a conditional use permit to keep existing Skyline 1979 14’x70’ mobile home on the property. Interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard. The committee will deliberate in “Open Session.” Handicapped access is available through the south door; parking is near the door. This agenda and the subsequent meeting minutes are available in large type. If you need assistance, please call Lynn Hoeppner at 715-468-4600, prior to the meeting. Webster Macomber, Zoning Administrator 542609 50-51r WNAXLP

operating without carrying license, $263.50. Kathy A. Young, Stone Lake, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50; operating while suspended, $200.50. Shawn L. Young, Stone Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00.




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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY OF SHELL LAKE JULY 11, 2011 Mayor Peterson called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Council members present were Baker, Barnes-Haesemeyer, Bitney, Eiche, Graf and Pederson. Alderperson Leckel was absent. Also present were Jeff Parker, Clint Stariha, Teresa Anderson, Chad Shelton, Brad Pederson and six people in the audience. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. It was reported Chad Shelton submitted a letter of interest in filling the First Ward Alderperson vacancy caused by the resignation of Josh Buckridge. Eiche moved, seconded by Bitney, to appoint Chad Shelton to complete the term created by the resignation of Josh Buckridge. The motion carried. Chad Shelton was sworn in by City Administrator Brad Pederson. Bitney moved, seconded by Graf, to approve the June 13, 2011, regular meeting minutes. The motion carried. SHELL LAKE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION: The June 16, 2011, EDC meeting minutes were reviewed. Jeff Parker reported on the Public Works Department’s activities. Mr. Parker reported Alderperson Eiche and he will be attending a meeting tomorrow to support the grant application for construction of an ATV campground in Shell Lake. Mr. Parker requested direction from the City Council on what they should do if the City is offered an amount less than the full amount of funding requested. Following a lengthy discussion on the proposed project Eiche moved, seconded by Shelton, to authorize the Public Works Director the ability to accept no less than 50 percent of the requested amount. A roll call vote was taken: Shelton - yes, Eiche - yes, Pederson - no, Bitney no, Baker - no, Barnes-Haesemeyer - no and Graf - yes. The motion failed. It was clarified that the Public Works Director must accept no less than the full amount of the grant request. Mr. Parker reported on sewage backups into the basements of two dwellings caused by a restriction in he city’s sewer main. An e-mail from Jared Kidder pertaining to this matter was reviewed. Mayor Peterson referred this matter to the Public Works Administration Committee. Clint Stariha reported on Police Department and zoning activities. LIBRARY BOARD: Alderperson Pederson reported on the June 15, 2011 board meeting and library activities. FIRE ASSOCIATION: The June 15, 2011, association meeting minutes were reviewed. PLAN COMMISSION: The July 11, 2011, commission meeting notes were reviewed. It was reported the commission approved a conditional use permit (CUP) for CTC Telcom, d/b/ a Mosaic Telecom for Pt. NE NE, Pt. Lot 1 and Pt. Lot 2, CSM V 6 P 40, V 68 P 117, Exc. V 287 P 170 (owned by Shell Lake Cemetery Association) to construct a communications tower not to exceed 198 feet and a 12’x12’ building to house electronic equipment. Barnes-Haesemeyer moved, seconded by Baker, to approve the CUP with the condition the tower not exceed 198 feet in height. The motion carried. HIGHWAY 63 ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The June 16, 2011, committee meeting minutes were reviewed. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: The June 14, 2011, committee meeting minutes were reviewed. FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION: The July 11, 2011, committee meeting minutes were reviewed. Graf moved, seconded by Barnes-Haesemeyer, to approve vouchers 651-824. The motion carried. The Budget Status Report was reviewed. PARKS AND RECREATION: Jeff Parker reported he feels the swimming raft is in very poor condition and beyond repair. A quote from Shell Lake Marine for a 7-1/2-ft. x 9-1/2-ft. swim raft with ladder in the amount of $999 was reviewed. Eiche moved, seconded by Barnes-Haesemeyer, to approve the raft purchase with the ladder in the amount of $999. BarnesHaesemeyer moved, seconded by Pederson, to amend the motion to include that the City will solicit a donation toward the raft purchase from the Shell Lake Lions Club. The motion to amend the main motion carried. A roll call vote was taken on the main motion as amended: Graf - yes, Barnes Haesemeyer - no, Baker - no, Bitney - yes, Pederson - no, Eiche - yes and Shelton - yes. The motion carried. Campground patron Steve Rustad expressed concerns about the rate hike on the lakefront sites this year and questioned why the rates were increased. Mr. Rustad also noted the campground does not have 50-amp electrical services, sewer laterals to the campsites or a seasonal rate. Mr. Rustad was informed that money is being appropriated to upgrade the campground electrical service. NEW BUSINESS: Brad Pederson presented a draft Washburn County Supervisory District Plan for the City of Shell Lake. Mr. Pederson noted Shell Lake’s Chief Election Inspector and he feels it would be beneficial to align Ward (Aldermanic District) #1 with the 20th County Supervisory District and to align Ward (Aldermanic District) 32 with the 21st County Supervisory District. Mr. Pederson noted County Clerk Lynn Hoeppner and he made a slight amendment to the County’s plan and the population numbers in each district came out even. Mr. Pederson explained that if the population numbers are close to equal in the city limits the ward revision can be accomplished. The City Administrator will continue to work on this proposal. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: A Third Street Reconstruction Project Update was presented by Project Engineer Teresa Anderson. Information from the League of Wisconsin Municipalities pertaining to the 2011 - 2013 State Budget and Act 32 was distributed. MAYOR’S REPORT: Mayor Peterson gave an update on the movie that had some scenes filmed in Shell Lake. Barnes-Haesemeyer moved, seconded by Eiche, to adjourn at 8:30 p.m. The motion carried. July 11, 2011 542409 50r WNAXLP Sally A. Peterson, Mayor Bradley A. Pederson, City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer

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City of Shell Lake property owners can drop off tires (without rims), appliances, computers and televisions free of charge at the Shell Lake City Shop, 55 Richie Road, on Saturday, August 6, 2011, between the hours of 8 a.m. to noon. This is residential collection only. The City reserves the right to limit quantities. For further information, contact: Jeff Parker at 715-468-7873 Brad Pederson at 715-468-7679 or Shell Lake Public Works Department 542022 49-50r WNAXLP

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vs. STEVEN J. IVELAND 108 Wisconsin Avenue Cameron, WI 54822 RONALD E. JACOBSEN 120 Second Street Dallas, WI 54733 LOIS A. JACOBSEN 120 Second Street Dallas, WI 54733 CHRYSTAL T. IVELAND n/k/a Chrystal T. Webb 2132 12-3/4 Avenue Cameron, WI 54822 BARRON COUNTY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT 1420 State Hwy. 25 North Barron, WI 54812 Defendants. PUBLISHED SUMMONS TO: Chrystal T. Iveland n/k/a Chrystal T. Webb 2132 12-3/4 Avenue Cameron, WI 54822

THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, to the above-named Defendant: You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within 40 days after July 20, 2011, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Court, whose address is Clerk of Circuit Court, 2201 County Justice Center, 1420 State Hwy. 25 N, Barron, WI 54812-3004, and to Wiley Law, S.C., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 21 S. Barstow Street, P.O. Box 629, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702-0629. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within 40 days, the Court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 13th day of July, 2011. WILEY LAW, S.C. James Flory Attorneys for Plaintiff Wisconsin State Bar No. 1017421 21 S. Barstow Street P.O. Box 629 Eau Claire, WI 54702-0629 Telephone (715) 835-6171 Facsimile (715) 835-4222

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(July 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT EAU CLAIRE COUNTY BRANCH 2 ROYAL CREDIT UNION 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, WI 54703 Plaintiff vs. EUGENE J. GEISSLER 319 E. Lake Drive Shell Lake, WI 54751 CHRISTINE M. GEISSLER 245 Dwight Street Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 CHEM-MASTER, INC. 1912 Truax Blvd. Eau Claire, WI 54703 GTP Towers II, LC 750 Park of Commerce Blvd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33487-3612 ACC TOWER SUB, LLC 750 Park of Commerce Blvd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33487-3612 THE BANK OF NEW YORK c/o ABS Structured Finance Services 101 Barclay Street, Floor 4 West New York, N.Y. 10286 Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No.: 10CV505 Case Code: 30404 By virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above-entitled action on September 10, 2010, the undersigned Sheriff of Washburn County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction at the front entrance of the Washburn County Courthouse in the City of Shell Lake, in said county, on the 14th day of Sept., 2011, at 10 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the Judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: Lot Three (3), Block Three (3), Pine Lane Plat, City of Shell Lake, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 319 E. Lake Drive, Shell Lake, WI TERMS OF SALE: Cash DOWN PAYMENT: A deposit of 10% of sale price to be deposited in cash or by certified check with the Sheriff at the time of sale; balance to be paid by cash or certified check within ten days after confirmation of sale. Dated this 13th day of July, 2011. Terry C. Dryden, Washburn County Sheriff Donald R. Marjala - Lawyer Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, S.C. P.O. Box 1030 Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 715-839-7786 Attorneys for Plaintiff PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT (15 U.S.C. SECTION 1692), WE ARE REQUIRED TO STATE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON OUR CLIENT’S BEHALF AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

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(July 20, 27, Aug. 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Gertrude Zach Order Setting Deadline for Filing a Claim (Formal Administration) Case No. 11PR32 A petition for formal administration was filed. THE COURT FINDS: 1. The decedent, with date of birth 02/17/1924, and date of death 01/14/2011, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 410 Smith St., Spooner, WI 54801. 2. All interested persons waived notice. THE COURT ORDERS: 1. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is 10/11/2011. 2. A claim must be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. BY THE COURT: Eugene D. Harringon Circuit Court Judge July 8, 2911 Kathryn zumBrunnen P.O. Box 96 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-3174 Bar Number 1016913

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(Aug. 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT CHIPPEWA COUNTY MIDLAND FUNDING LLC BY ITS SERVICING AGENT MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT INC. 8875 AERO DRIVE SUITE 200 SAN DIEGO, CA 92123 Plaintiff, vs. BLAKE DINGER 121 W. BEAVER ST. APT. 1 SPOONER, WI 54801 Defendant. Our File #653380 Case No. 11SC000554 SMALL CLAIMS AMENDED SUMMONS TO: BLAKE DINGER 121 W. BEAVER ST. APT. 1 SPOONER, WI 54801 You are being sued by: Midland Funding LLC by its servicing agent Midland Credit Management Inc. in the Small Claims Court of Chippewa County, located at 711 N. Bridge St., Chippewa, WI 54729. A hearing will be held at 1 p.m. on August 15, 2011. If you do not appear, a judgment may be given to the party suing you. A copy of this summons along with the complaint is being mailed to you. Dated at Milwaukee, Wis. this July 14, 2011. KOHN LAW FIRM S.C. BY: JOSEPH R. JOHNSON Plaintiff’s Attorney State Bar No. 1053052 312 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 501 Milwaukee, WI 53202-4305 414-276-0435

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(July 27, Aug. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY ASSOCIATED BANK, N.A. 1305 Main Street Stevens Point, WI 54481 Plaintiff, vs. GREGORY A. SANFORD 501 Scenic Drive Two Harbors, MN 55616 JONI M. SANFORD 501 Scenic Drive Two Harbors, MN 55616 Defendants. Case No. 11-CV-115 Hon. Eugene D. Harrington Br. 1 SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TO: GREGORY A. SANFORD JONI M. SANFORD You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within forty (40) days after July 27, 2011, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Clerk of Circuit Court, whose address is Washburn County Courthouse, 10 4th Avenue, P.O. Box 339, Shell Lake, WI 54871-0339 and to Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 500 Third Street, Suite 800, P.O. Box 479, Wausau, WI 54402-0479. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within forty (40) days, the Court may grant judgment against you for the award of a money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 11th day of July, 2011. MALLERY & ZIMMERMAN, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff BY: /s/ John A. Cravens JOHN A. CRAVENS State Bar No. 1001261 PLEASE DIRECT ALL CORRESPONDENCE, INQUIRIES AND PLEADINGS TO: Amy L. Unertl Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. 500 Third Street, Suite 800 P.O. Box 479 Wausau, WI 54402-0479 715-845-8234 This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. This communication is from a debt collector.

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(July 27, Aug. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY DISCOVER BANK ISSUER OF THE DISCOVER CARD C/O DB SERVICING CORPORATION P.O. BOX 3025 NEW ALBANY, OH 43054 Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES R. EVITCH Defendant. Our File: #637587 Case No. 11CV000104 AMENDED SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To each person named above as a Defendant: You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The Complaint, which is also served on you, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within forty (40) days after July 29, 2011, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in Chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the Complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is: Clerk of Circuit Court, Washburn County, P.O. Box 339 - 110 W. 4th Ave., Shell Lake, WI 54871, and the Kohn Law Firm, Plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is Suite 501, 312 E. Wis. Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202-4305. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If no complaint accompanies this Summons you must respond within the said 40-day period with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint by mailing or delivering said written demand to the court and to the Plaintiff’s attorneys at their respective addresses listed above. If you do not provide a proper answer to the Complaint or provide a written demand for said complaint within the 40-day period, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 7, 2011. KOHN LAW FIRM S.C. By: Joseph R. Johnson State Bar No. 1053052 Attorney for Plaintiff

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Lakers football camp

The public will get their first chance to see the team in a scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. The scrimmage, hosted by Shell Lake, will bring Grantsburg, Northwood/Solon Springs, Webster and Prairie Farm together for a day of football.

Photos by Larry Samson

Senior lineman Gabe Lagarde and sophomore Brandon Skille working in the lateral drill.

Senior Jesse Gronning is the last of the Gronning brothers who have terrorized the Lakel a n d Conference for the past decade. He will be main the threat on offense and the big man on defense as the team comes off their 9-0 conference championship 2010 season.

Quarterback Caleb Parker in a passing drill. Shell Lake held a football camp July 25-27. Practice started Wednesday, Aug. 3, and the first game will be Friday, Aug. 19, at home against Bruce.

Cameron downs Shell Lake 15-5 in fast-pitch league action

RICE LAKE — Tire City/Town & Country Barbershop defeated Big Sexy’s/Paul’s Pizza Den 12-2 in Rice Lake Women’s Fast-pitch League Round 6 action to remain undefeated and a half game ahead of Rice Lake. The Rice Lake team shut out Stellrecht’s Tractor and Auto 14-0 to up their record to five wins, no losses. Ashley Johnston doubled and winning pitcher Megan Stodola had a pair of singles in the TC/TC victory. Cassie Widiker had an RBI single for Big Sexy’s/Paul’s. Losing pitcher was Kellee Scott. Jennique Demers had ten strikeouts in five innings in the win over Stellrecht’s. Maggie Klonowski had a pair

July 28 18-Hole Winners Weekly Event: Rejects Winner: Barb Zielinski 75 Flight I Low gross: Barb Zielinski 98 Low net: Janet Jenkins 68 Low putts: Loie Wollum 32 Flight II Low gross: Janet Bergh and Jean Marinkovic 104 Low net: Diane Downs 70

Golf results

Butternut Hills Ladies Golf Low putts: Jean Kallenbach 30 Flight III Low gross: Lillian Bartholomew 113 Low net: Diane Loyas 79 Low putts: Lil Bartholomew 34 Chip-ins: Jane Johnson No. 2; Pam Miller No. 18 9-Hole Winners Flight I Low gross: Bev Grocke 50 Low net: Sheila Bergen 37, Midge Kinkead 37

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of base hits and Lizzy Sutton added another to pace the offense. Losing pitcher Lindsay Green and Brianna Stellrecht each had base hits for their squad. Courtney Jensen had a three-run home run, Sam Winkler a home run and single, and Sam Craker a triple and double with three runs scored as Wild Bill’s/Stump Lake Liquor cruised to a 22-6 win over Cumberland. Winning pitcher, with relief help from Jensen, was Katelyn Mitchell, the loser Maddie Wagner. Wagner and Joselyn Olsen each singled for Cumberland. Cameron downed Shell Lake 15-5. Tiera Czyscon led the Cameron offense with a single and grand-slam

Low putts: Bev Grocke, Sheila Bergen, Myra Traubenik, Midge Kinkead 17 Flight II Low gross: Carol Reynolds 58 Low net: Jan Grilley 39 Low putts: Jan Grilley 14 Flight III Low gross: Esther Prestegard 60 Low net: Mary Ann Carlson 36 Low putts: Esther Prestegard 15

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home run while teammate Nicole Lorschetter had a double, single, and three runs batted in and Taylor Bowennan had a pair of base hits. Winning pitcher was Emily Kruger. For Shell Lake, Kristen Kraetke tripled driving in two runs and Marissa Spaulding doubled driving in one. Kraetke took the pitching loss. Sara Meinen was the winning pitcher and Danae Wessman the losing pitcher in Barron’s 15-0 triumph over Weiser Concrete. Meinen also had a couple of base hits and teammate Erin Moss had two home runs and a triple and drove in five runs. Vanessa Frandsen had a base hit for Weiser’s. — submitted

Spooner Ladies Golf

Event: Cha, cha, cha 9-hole ladies First: Cynthia Lambert, Dayna Case, Nancy Rich 51 Second: Lee Weiss, Carol Heim, Bonnie Patrick Third: Terri Lindstrom, Mickey Lambert, Lil Bruno Chip-in: Jan Huse No. 10 Hole in one: Danya Case No. 15

18-hole ladies First: Nancy Schaub, Eva Brown, Kathy Bagley, Shirley Johnson 130 Second: Pat Weiss, Bobbi Zadra, Marge Halbert, Midge Kremer 135 Chip-ins: Nancy Schaub No. 2; Nancy Markgren No. 9; Midge Kremer, No. 17

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People you should know

Tammy Fulton

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Full name, age: Tammy A. Fulton, 39 Family: The love of my life - Tom Schultz, daughter - Courtney Schultz, and grandchildren - Trey and Kiana Occupation: Secretary at insurance office and a stay-athome grandma Washburn County resident since: 1972 Hobbies/interest: Organizing and having parties for family and friends and volunteering and helping out whoever I can. Claim to fame: To volunteer till the day I pass from this life My favorite sport to play: Archery Favorite sport to watch: Fishing or football Place I would most like to visit: California or New York Choice of dinner companion, living or dead: Tom Schultz The person I most admire: I would have to say person(s), my parents Bill and Carol Fulton and my aunt, Pearl Kline Best movie I ever saw: “The Blind Side” Favorite movie line: “Just Keep Swimming” Favorite show: “Gilmore Girls” Music I listen to: Country and pop Favorite Stooge: Not sure, never really watched them too much. Favorite dish: Homemade chicken noodle soup Last book I read: Book I am hoping to still finish is “The Shack.” My friends would describe me as: Always busy My first job was: Secretary at the Extension Office in Spooner I’d like to be remembered for: Being a very caring and helpful person

Tammy Fulton

Fulton was born in Shell Lake and grew up in Spooner, graduating from Spooner High School. She spent the last 22 years with the love of her life, Tom Schultz. Together they have a daughter, Courtney, and two grandchildren, Trey, 20 months, and Kiana, 2 months. Fulton loves to help out and volunteer with organizations and community events. … “as my dad always raised me to help out others,” she says. She has been very interested in volunteering and helping out organizations, as without volunteers many of these groups would not be possible. “Most all of the time though, if I am there volunteering, so is my sister, Deb Allen, and of course Tom Schultz … we come as a package,” she added. Fulton has been a Girl Scout leader, PTA member, Washburn County 4-H Leader, Northwoods Figure Skating Club’s board member and chair for their ice show for 12 years. Fulton chairs the Shell Lake Town and Country Days, and she has worked with the event for three years. “Town and Country Days would not be possible without the support of the businesses and all the other very dedicated chairpersons of the committee.” she continues, “I am on the Spooner Rodeo committee for my first year, Miss Shell Lake advisor for the third year and an executive Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce member.”

Tammy Fulton and sister Deb working at Town and Country Days. - Photos by Jessica Beecroft

Going back: Wine making

SARONA — On Saturday, Aug. 20, Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary in Sarona will be offering a wine-making program. Preregistration for the program and prepayment is required by Friday, Aug. 5. Learn more at www.hunthill .org. Local organic winery, Clover Meadow, will be leading this introductory program to wine making. Each participant will receive a kit with all materials needed to begin making their own wine - including bottles. Register by calling 715-635-6543 or email — from Hunt Hill

Keeping their cool

These cattle on the Allan Lawrence farm in rural Shell Lake found a place to keep their cool during the hot and humid days this summer. — Photo by Kris Fjelstad

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Fair winners

SPOONER — With the celebration of the 100th Washburn County Fair, several once-popular competitions were reintroduced to fairgoers. Winners of the tug-ofwar at the very wet arena at the Washburn County Fair on Saturday night, July 30, were the first-place Katrina Nyreen team and the Shell Lake volleyball team took second place in the 18 and younger category. In the women’s division the Shell Lake Bank was first with Pull Toys taking second. In the men’s division, Madge Township was first; Hanson Concrete second; Farmers third; Shell Lake Marine fourth; the Shell Lake football team fifth and Billie’s Boys took sixth. In the slipper kick competition, Jamie Clark took first; Hannah Keefer second; and Shay Horton, third. Taking first place in the clothespin toss was Ashley Anderson. Barb Allen took second and Terri Campbell third. The haystack scramble was rained out. At the end of the evening prizes for this event were handed out to kids present at the time. — with submitted information

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