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Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 Vol. 125, No. 27 • Shell Lake, Wis.

We e ke nd w atch • Father-daughter ball at Shell Lake • Quarters for Levi Cooper fundraiser at Spooner • Northern Wisconsin Ice Race Club race at Shell Lake See Events, page 6


“Almost, Maine”

Local habitat deemed a success story Page 8

Building teamwork Page 20

Prep sports coverage

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SHELL LAKE — Shell Lake High School’s annual Cabaret will be held this Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., in the high school gymnasium. The night will feature performances by the Shell Lake jazz bands, vocal ensemble and guest artist Bill Buchholtz.  There is a raffle at the event featuring a grand-prize quilt made by Myrna Atkinson. Come support Shell Lake music students and enjoy a night of music, hors d’oeuvres and fun. — from the Shell Lake Music Department ••• NORTHWEST WISCONSIN- There’s some good news to pass along with regards to the housing sector in northwest Wisconsin.  The state Realtors association says home sales were up last month from last year in Bayfield, Ashland, Sawyer and Douglas counties.  While median prices fell in Douglas, Sawyer and Bayfield counties, they were higher year-over-year in Ashland, Burnett and Washburn counties.  Statewide sales were down close to 7 percent however median prices rose by more than 3 percent. Association President Michael Theo says while median prices have risen in 22 of the last 23 months Wisconsin housing remains very affordable, especially by national standards.  - KDAL, Duluth ••• SPOONER - The St. Francis Destination ImagiNation team is hosting a fundraiser to help raise $60,000 for a digital cinema conversion for the Palace Theatre in Spooner.  Everyone is invited to test their movie trivia for movie-themed trivia game on Sunday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Francis de Sales School cafeteria.  The Palace Theatre’s $60,000 digital conversion is at 70 percent of reaching the goal with 17 days remaining of the fundraiser project. - with submitted information

Love comes around for this couple, Tracy and Mike Zeckmeister, in the Theatre In The Woods production of “Almost, Maine.” This was Justin Peck’s first time in the director’s chair as 18 actors and actresses assembled for nine bittersweet love stories based in a small town in Maine. See more photos on page 2. - Photo by Larry Samson

A new chapter for Spooner’s Arrowhead Motors Danielle Moe | Staff writer SPOONER — “It is all I have ever done and all I have ever known.  I was born into a GM family where my dad was a dealer since 1951,” said Jonathan Danger, owner and president of Arrowhead Motors in Spooner.  The dealership has stood the test of time for over 60 years.  In 1988, Danger’s father, Orell Danger, retired from the business after 37 years, and since then Danger has been at the helm, in business for the past 27 years. Today, the GM dealership has been set aside for the new Arrowhead Motors, one that Danger says is still the trustworthy place to buy a vehicle and receive quality service.  On Friday, Jan. 31, Arrowhead Motors handed the franchise back to General Motors in an agreement

between the automotive companies. As of that date, Arrowhead Motors will no longer sell or service new Buick or GMC vehicles.  Instead, the company will continue in business as a used vehicle sales and service repair facility.  “It was not an easy decision, but the timing was right,” Danger acknowledged.  Ever since General Motors’ bankruptcy in 2009, the automotive manufacturer had become increasingly difficult for him to deal with.  He explained that Arrowhead Motors was a profitable dealership for GM, but the auto manufacturer’s business model was not meant for small communities.  A large portion of the GM franchise costs were geared for a larger volume metro area dealer, not a rural community like Spooner.  See Arrowhead, page 3

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Jonathan Danger, owner and president of Arrowhead Motors in Spooner, stands by a remaining new inventory truck. In an agreement last month, Danger transferred the dealership franchise back to General Motors. — Photo by Danielle Moe

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Theatre In The Woods presents “Almost, Maine”

A chance meeting of two lonely souls in “Her Heart” was played by Dawn and Gary Smith. While Dawn is a veteran of the stage, this was Gary’s first theater production.

A chance encounter is played by a married couple, Barry and Megan Melcher. She brings him out of his sheltered world where he cannot feel pain; in the end he feels the pain and joy of falling in love, in the Theatre in the Woods production of “Almost, Maine,” last weekend, Feb. 13-16.

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County board supervisor removed from committee appointments Danielle Moe | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — An email from Steven Sather, chairman of the Washburn County Board of Supervisors, sent Sunday, Feb. 2, informed Tim Brabec, District 12 supervisor, that he was removed from all his committee assignments.  “With your actions on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at the interviews, you showed nonprofessional actions and that not being a truly concerned county board member. From the reports I received, you were very rude and very disruptive of the interviews. With that you give me NO recourse but to remove you from ALL committee assignments,” Sather wrote. Sent after consulting with the county’s corporation counsel, Jeffery Kohler, Sather stated Brabec would retain his position as representative of District 12.  “I spoke freely and honestly and I guess you could say I am being punished for it,” Brabec said on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

The alleged misconduct occurred during interviews for the vacant disabilities benefits specialist position on Friday, Jan. 31. Lolita Olson, county clerk, told the Register that the interviews are not recorded.  Olson said that Brabec, Mike Keefe, the county administrator and Kim Frankenberg, the county personnel benefits director, were among those in attendance at the meeting, but she did not know of any others in attendance. “We had an interview, on a Friday, and the human resources person, as far as I am concerned, bungled it … I questioned her competency,” said Brabec.  According to Brabec his alleged misconduct is in regard to comments he made to Frankenberg. Within the board of supervisors code of conduct, misconduct is defined as a county board supervisor acting outside of his or her responsibilities as outlined under section 2-261 and “in a manner harmful to the interests of Washburn

County.”   The county board supervisors’ responsibilities are listed as: “(1) Consider and act upon policies in the form of ordinances and resolutions that come before the board charged with setting policy for county government. (2) Analyze and adopt an annual budget. (3) Establish county board policies and rules. (4) Review and update public policies and rules. (5) Consider and act upon statutorily required matters including, but not limited to, department head appointments, zoning amendments, farmland preservation agreements and claims against the county, sale and purchase of real property. (6) Communicate with residents and groups regarding policy preferences and assist residents with individual issues,” according to section 2-261, Washburn

County Code of Ordinances. In the minutes from the aging and disability services committee on Tuesday, Feb. 4, Brabec objected to his removal as a committee member and stated he will be asking for an appeal at the county board. Brabec serves on the personnel, public property/land sale, solid waste, and aging and disability services committees. Brabec’s removal from committee appointments comes two months before the April election, one in which Brabec did not file for re-election to his county board position. Keefe, Kohler and Sather all refused to comment on the incident. Keefe stated that it is a personnel matter and Kohler stated he could not disclose the information due to attorney-client privilege. The Register has not heard back from Frankenberg regarding Brabec’s alleged misconduct.

Rep. Smith votes for property tax relief Special session bill will cut taxes and put more money in taxpayers pockets MADISON — State Rep. Stephen Smith, D-Shell Lake, voted Tuesday, Feb. 11, in favor of the January 2014 Special Session Bill 1, which will provide significant income and property tax relief for families in northwestern Wisconsin. The bill, introduced as a part of Gov. Walker’s plan to address property tax and income tax reform, passed the state Assembly by a vote of 62-37.

“I believe this bill is a step in the right direction when it comes to providing property tax relief to the folks in my district who have been squeezed by property taxes over the years. This is one of the biggest property tax cuts in the history of Wisconsin,” stated Smith. This January 2014 Special Session bill reduces the property tax levy statewide by offsetting just over half of the amount presently assessed by Wisconsin technical college districts. The $406 billion of property tax relief allocated in this legislation for the December 2014, payable in January 2015, tax bills equates to roughly 3.8 percent of the current total property tax levy

assessed in December 2013. This special session bill also would ensure that appropriate revenues are placed in the state’s rainy day fund in case of a need for emergency revenues in the future. “I’ve heard from my constituents in the 75th Assembly District who tell me that they can’t afford to stay in their homes. The state of Wisconsin needs to focus on finding ways to make housing more affordable and ease the property tax burden for Wisconsin families. Furthermore, if the state lowers property taxes it will help elderly homeowners on fixed incomes,” said Smith. This legislation passed on a bipartisan

vote and was immediately messaged to the Wisconsin state Senate where it is expected to be brought up for a vote as early as next week. “I am proud to have voted with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for this much-needed property tax relief proposal, we need to do all we can to put more money in the pockets of Ma and Pa Wisconsin. I am hopeful that the state Senate will move swiftly to pass this bill in the coming weeks,” stated Smith. — from the office of Rep. Smith

Budget change, new hires approved Danielle Moe | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake School Board approved the transfer of $246,685.24 to pay for the second half of the school district’s roof project at the meeting held on Monday, Feb. 10. According to Jim Connell, superintendent, the school district has been saving $30,000 a year since the mid-‘90s for future buildings and grounds maintenance costs.  Since implementing the sinking fund, or fund 41, the district has used it once — five years ago to help pay for the school’s wood pellet boiler.  Connell explained that after discussion the board determined to utilize the savings in fund 41 instead of using the energy exemption to pay for the remaining cost of the roof project. “I think it was a good move on the board’s part … it will have a very positive

impact on the mill rate next year because we will not levy that $246,000 for the roof because it is already paid for out of the sinking fund,” said Connell. Connell estimates the mill rate to decrease 0.6 or 0.8 next year in light of the board’s decision. The board approved the hiring of four new staff members in the district.  JoAnne Melton was hired as an evening custodian.  Melton is replacing longtime custodian Jerry Brown.  Bonnie Swan was hired as a limited term part-time 4-yearold-kindergarten aide.  Danielle Williams was hired as a long-term first-grade substitute teacher.  “She will be replacing Mrs. Sterns who is out on extended family medical leave,” explained Connell. The board also approved a resolution to enter into an agreement with the Spooner Area School District CDL course and receive credits for it.  The agreement awaits

approval by the Spooner School Board at their next meeting on Monday, Feb. 24. After reconvening from an executive session the board approved a 2014 through 2016 contract for Don Peterson, high school principal.  The contract includes language to follow requirements implemented by the Affordable Care Act. In other board agenda items board members discussed the possibility of weather makeup days, the loss of afterschool programing and heard a presentation from a staff member. “We have had five snow days so far, we are right at the 175-day minimum,” said Connell.  By state law public schools are required to have 175 student contact days.  The board took no action, determining to see what the weather will do in the next month. Shonda Anderson, junior kindergarten

teacher, gave a presentation to the board on how junior kindergarten students are using iPads in classrooms. According to Connell all classrooms in the primary school have approximately five iPads for students to learn with.  “They (the students) videotaped ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears,’ they acted it out and videotaped it,” said Connell. The future of the district’s after-school program has become uncertain  after being informed the district will lose about $21,000 in Obey grant money this year that funds the program.  Board discussion included the options the district had for the program, including continuing, implementing a scale-back and charging a fee for the program.  See wcregisteronline. com for a full story about this.  

cars. This is not Danger’s first tango with GM.  In June of 2009, not two weeks after GM filed for bankruptcy in the last financial crisis, Arrowhead received a termination letter from GM.  After sending a last-minute filing for arbitration, Arrowhead Motors was reinstated as a GM dealership in April 2010.

Online vehicle sales have also made maintaining competitive prices in rural areas difficult when people shop between dealers hundreds of miles apart for any savings. The dealership did adjust business with the advent of online sales, but the loss of connection to customers is a difficult pill to swallow for Danger. The loss of personal connection to cus-

tomers, and franchise costs and demands were among some of the reasons that determined the transfer of the franchise back to GM was the right one. “We are still here and we will still continue to provide the great service that we have,” said Danger.

Arrowhead/from page 1 “We were not in any danger and we still are not, of closing, like a lot of other businesses unfortunately have been around here,” stated Danger. Reflecting on the past 50 years, he remembers when there were four auto dealerships in the area.  Today, the field has narrowed to only two dealerships in Washburn County, one in Spooner and one in Minong, selling new

A news clipping from the Spooner Advocate chronicles the day Jon Danger took over the family business from his father, Orell. — submitted material

The employees of Arrowhead Motors in Spooner look forward to serving the community. Pictured (L to R) are: Mike Murrey, service manager, Pete Steichen, mechanic, Jess Dolan, office manager, Stew Miller, technician, Louis Villella, salesman and Jonathan Danger, owner and president. - Photo submitted


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Campaign message A message by Mary Burke, Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor, has been popping up on computers lately. Obviously Burke has her Saul Alinsky manual dusted off. The message concerns a petition to stop voter suppression in Wisconsin. She blames Gov. Walker and the Wisconsin state Legislature for “restricting people’s fundamental right to vote.” She obviously doesn’t give any examples of eligible voters being turned away from polling places.

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Rep. Smith votes to expand agricultural enterprise areas

MADISON — State Rep. Stephen Smith, D–Shell Lake, issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan passage of Assembly Bill 574 from the Assembly Committee on Agriculture. “I am pleased to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to expand this successful program for Wisconsin’s agricultural land use. It’s imperative that the Legislature does all it can to preserve, expand and develop farms and other agricultural businesses to keep Wisconsin’s agricultural economy moving,” stated Smith. In 2009 Wisconsin Act 28 allowed for the establishment of agricultural enterprise areas to preserve, expand and develop farms and other agricultural businesses within designated agricultural areas. An AEA must consist of contiguous parcels, be located entirely in a farmland preservation area identified in a certified farmland preservation plan, and be land primarily in agricultural use. Act 28 authorized the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to allow up to 1 mil-

lion total acres of designated AEA land. Since that time, DATCP has authorized 25 areas consisting of approximately 750,000 acres and anticipates reaching this cap by the end of next year. Assembly Bill 574, which Smith co-authored, would increase the cap to 2 million total acres, allowing for continued growth in preserving Wisconsin land for agricultural purposes. “Production agriculture contributes roughly $60 billion annually to the state’s economy, so whatever the state can do to enhance this vital component is good for all of Wisconsin. I’m proud to have co-authored this very important legislation and I’m hopeful that it will come before the full state Assembly for a vote,” said Smith. Assembly Bill 574 passed unanimously in the Assembly Committee on Agriculture and is now ready to be brought before the entire state Assembly for a floor vote. Smith is hopeful that the bill will continue to receive bipartisan support on the Assembly floor. — from the office of Rep. Smith

Community Eed classes offered at Spooner This beginner class is for ages 15 and up. Nami ryu Aiki Heiho is based on ancient martial arts, an exclusive secret of the Samurai nobility. Later these arts formed the basis of modern arts, including Brazilian Jujitsu and Aikido. Foundational arts of aiki-jujutsu, kenjutsu and iaijutsu will be explored, in addition to practical modern techniques and self-defense. Call Collins ahead for any closed dates. Strengthening Families Program: 5-7:30 p.m., seven Tuesdays, March 4-April 15, middle school FACE room, instructors from Lakeland Family Resource, UW-Extension and school district staff. Free to middle school families. Build a positive future based on your strengths in showing love and setting limits, develop skills and learn how to handle peer pressure. All families from Washburn County school districts invited to attend. Contact Collins or Lakeland Family Resource center with questions. Basket: Pie carrier, 5:30-10 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, high school art Room B96. Instructor is Roxanne Melton. Fee posted on Spooner Area School District’s website. Bring to class: materials fee of $35 payable to instructor, dishpan, flexible tape measure, sharp scissors, 10 clothespins, pencil, butter knife and old towel. This round basket is great for carrying a pie, brownies or keeping on your counter.  It is very sturdy with a wooden base and swing handle.  Registration deadline: Thursday, March 6. Taxes and You: 5-5:45 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, high school room B41. Instructor is Brad Seboe, financial consultant. Please bring a donation for the local food pantry. Topics include: Organize; anticipate; adjust; shelter; deduct.  Instant Piano Class: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Monday, March 31, middle school music room. Instructor is Mark Blom. Fee posted on Spooner Area School District’s website, includes materials fee for book and CD. A piano class for ages 18 and up that is very popular among working adults with little time or patience for traditional weekly lessons. Receive a book and CD upon arrival at class. Experience piano lessons on your schedule.  Registration deadline: Monday, March 24. — from SACE

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man projects, despite his busy schedule. Recently, Hedlund was selected to receive a $50 Tanks of Thanks gift card redeemable at any Cenex location. “There are people doing good things in every local community, and these acts of kindness do not go unnoticed or unappreciated,” explains Akhtar Hussain, CHS refined fuels brand marketing manager. “Congratulations to John Hedlund, and thank you for your contribution to the community.” According to Hussain, Tanks of Thanks is a multiyear program, so there is still plenty of time for others to nominate someone they know for free fuel. “Nominating someone for Tanks of Thanks is easy, and anyone can nominate or be nominated for any act of kindness – big or small.” To make a nomination, visit Tanksof and briefly describe why someone deserves a Tank of Thanks. — from Tanks of Thanks

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A local resident has received a special thank-you for his contribution to the community. John Hedlund, Spooner, was selected to receive free fuel from Tanks of Thanks®, a program that rewards people who do good deeds to help make their community just a little bit better. The Tanks of Thanks program from Cenex®, the CHS energy brand, encourages people to nominate friends, family and neighbors for free fuel as a way to say thank you for doing good in the community. Each month, 100 nominees are randomly selected to receive free fuel from the Tanks of Thanks program. Hedlund was nominated for helping his neighbors and community members with handy-

4-H junior leaders and ShoeBox Recycling collaborate to recycle shoes SPOONER — Washburn County 4-H junior leaders, in partnership with ShoeBox Recycling, introduced a countywide shoerecycling program with a focus on reuse. Students, faculty, families and community members are all encouraged to participate. Drop your gently used shoes off at the Washburn County Extension Office located at 850 W. Beaverbrook Ave., Suite 1, Spooner. ShoeBox Recycling is raising awareness and improving education at all levels about the need to participate regularly in shoe recycling, where all of the secondhand goods collected are destined for reuse. “We are thrilled to become a part of a meaningful program that encourages our 4-H’ers and our community about small steps that have a large global impact, such as shoe recycling for reuse,” said Anna DeMers, Washburn County 4-H Youth Development educator. “In addition to mindfulness around shoe reuse, we will be raising funds to support our 4-H group.” ShoeBox Recycling is proud to be a forprofit recycler of shoes. They have flipped

the recycling triangle upside down and have mastered the most powerful R, reuse, with all of the shoes collected destined for reuse by those in need of affordable footwear. With over 300 million pairs of perfectly reusable shoes hitting landfills each year, they are looking to change the way people think about their shoes. This collaboration is Find us on a great way to get this Facebook important message out. Our shoes can live on and help people across the world while we inspire a new generation to Jesse Gronning act responsibly. — from UWEX



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SPOONER — Spooner Area Community Education will offer the following courses. Register for classes by calling 715-635-0243; going online at spooner.k12. under Community to get a registration form; mailing a registration form to Spooner Area ComEd, 801 County Hwy. A, Spooner, WI 54801; or dropping off the registration form at the district office. Class fees must accompany registration form.  Information on cost  and required items for each class is available from Spooner Area Community Education and on the school’s website.  Note some classes are offered in partnership with WITC-Rice Lake. Contact WITC, 715-2347082, ext. 5409, to enroll; visit the following website to register online or contact Karen Collins: classinfo.asp?RID=3774. Many classes fill quickly. Sessions will be canceled if sufficient enrollment is not received; such fees will be fully refunded. Avoid disappointment of class cancellations, register early and invite a friend or two to register with you. Those who register should assume they are in the class at the time and place indicated. If there is a change, participants will be notified. All SACE classes are self-funding and depend on enrollment to cover the cost of instructors. SACE assumes no responsibility for reaching those who do not provide daytime contact information.  Open Family Gym: 2-3:30 p.m., Sundays, elementary school gym. Free. Bring: children and parents together. Join other families breaking out of cabin fever.  Call Collins ahead for any closed dates. Pickleball Open Gym: 6-8 p.m., Fridays and Sundays, elementary school gym. Free. Bring to class: athletic wear, water bottle. All ages welcome. Pickleball, bearing some resemblance to tennis, badminton and ping-pong, was started by a couple of dads problem solving to eliminate those summer “I’m bored” blues! It’s easy to learn, versatile and can be played by anyone/any age on a driveway, tennis court or cul-de-sac. Join at any time. Call Collins ahead for any closed dates. Samurai Techniques of Ancient Japan: 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesdays and/or 7-8:30 p.m. Fridays, in the high school multiuse/ wrestling room. Instructor is Bill Allard. Bring to class: athletic wear, water bottle.

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To feed or not to feed, that is the question Joe Weiss | member CWD Citizens Advisory Committee WASHBURN COUNTY — Wow! Some winter we’re having so far! Those of you in the younger generation may not remember winters similar to this one in the past, but we used to have weather like this, and it was more common than not. I can remember jumping out of the second-floor window of our dormitory into the snow when I attended college at UWSuperior back in the ‘70s. Winter is often harsh and this one is no exception. I do not envy our wildlife friends as I look out my window on a subzero morning with 2-3 feet of snow on the ground. My feelings though really reflect a “human” emotion and reaction toward their plight and not a realistic one. After all, deer and other animals and birds that live outside year-round in that harsh environment have adapted over many years to survive such conditions. The old adage, “Only the strong survive,” is really true and also necessary when we speak of maintaining a healthy and genetically superior population of any wildlife species, particularly deer. The topic of baiting and feeding deer has come up again as we humans experience this winter and feel the need to do something to ease their situation and help them through this difficult time. The questions we should ask ourselves are these: What can I do, and what effect will

it have? As you know, baiting and feeding deer is currently banned year-round in Washburn, Burnett, Polk and Barron counties. The discovery of chronic wasting disease near Shell Lake a couple of years ago set that law into motion. The pros and cons of that legislation have been argued by people ever since, but the fact remains, that is the law of the land. The facts are that baiting and feeding concentrates deer and contributes to the spread of CWD and other diseases such as TB. These diseases can have devastating effects on deer herds, forests and habitat, the cattle and dairy industry, and the tourism industry. As an example, Michigan spends millions of dollars testing their cattle after losing their disease-free status with the discovery of TB in their deer herd. I would ask you to consider these facts when you start to feel sorry for our white-tailed friends. I have often heard people who favor baiting and feeding say, “What’s the difference between feeding deer and planting food plots or congregating deer in traditional deeryards? The differences are these: In northern deer, seasonal concentration in deeryards is a well-known phenomenon (Blouch 1984). However, the potential for close animal-to-animal contact over a feed pile is fundamentally different than the contact yarded deer experience while foraging on natural food or at a food plot. Food sources in deeryards

and food plots are widely distributed over a large area and they are not replaced. Moreover, browse is typically located up off the ground on the stem such that fecal and other contamination is less likely. Also consider this. A deer’s digestive system contains microorganisms that aid in the breakdown of foods that are digested. The composition of these microorganisms changes from summer/ fall to winter. During winter a deer’s diet naturally switches over to browse, resulting in a change in the makeup of microorganisms in the rumen. When a deer is abruptly fed corn or other artificial feed during the winter months they may lack the ability to properly digest it since they don’t have the proper microorganisms in their rumen. Another risk of feeding corn, a popular deer feed, during the winter months is acidosis. Acidosis occurs when a deer is introduced a diet of corn which can cause high acid levels in the rumen. This can kill the microorganisms, those aiding in the digestion of browse in the rumen, resulting in death of the deer since they are unable to digest the corn in their stomachs. Hay can also cause death due to the inability of deer to digest it during the winter months. So what can I do? Studies have directly tied winter survival of deer to their body condition and fat reserves going into the winter months. Deer naturally increase food intake by 20-30 percent during Oc-

tober and November to build up fat reserves. Deer reduce food intake during the winter, relying more on burning of fat reserves, up to 40 percent of their daily energy needs at times. People can plant conifers to provide much-needed thermal cover for deer during the winter months. There can be up to 45 percent less snow in conifer stands than surrounding hardwoods or open areas. You can create quality browse by conducting proper timber management such as regenerating aspen stands, select cutting to favor oaks or other mast producing trees, thus improving mast-production. Timber harvests during winter provide browse from treetops during a time when they can best be used by deer. Planting winter food plots is also another option. Finally, it’s only human nature to identify in our own way with the plight of our wildlife when faced with the harsh realities of nature. As was depicted in the Disney movies, Bambi was a talking deer and was given human qualities to appeal to our sensitivities. The reality is that deer do not talk. They have been able to survive on their own throughout history and are blessed with God-given capabilities to allow the strong to survive and perpetuate their species. Sometimes nature can be cruel. Let’s not add to that by attempting to interfere.

Area news at a glance CUMBERLAND — Cumberland athletic director Mark Fuller received Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association’s Man of the Year Award in Madison at the Hall of Fame and Honors Banquet. He is the only man to win the award twice. Past winners include Bob Uecker, Bud Selig and Mark Attanasio among others. — from Cumberland Advocate ••• BARRON — When he’s not busy with his day job researching how to price the products produced by Twin Cities-based Medtronic Inc., Barron native John Oman often thinks about where he’ll be early next month. On March 7, Oman, 35, a member of the U.S. Men’s Ski Team, will

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be part of the opening ceremonies for the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Oman qualified to compete in four Nordic ski events, including one sprint, a four-man relay and two distance races for individual skiers, including events covering 10 and 20 kilometers. According to Oman’s mom, Pam, a Barron resident, John was born with a congenital condition – no right forearm or hand. But that didn’t prevent him from excelling in a variety of sports during his growing-up years in Barron. — from the Barron News-Shield ••• RIDGELAND — It was just after World War II when Ridgeland-area veterans moved Willard L. Hinzman American Legion Post 511 into a frame building

along Diamond Street in the downtown area. But now, surviving members have decided to sell the building and move the post headquarters into the Ridgeland Community Center, just across the road. A for-sale sign was placed outside the building earlier in the winter and there have been a couple of interested people so far, but the real estate agent is still showing the building. — from the Barron NewsShield ••• SIREN — A two-vehicle accident near Siren on Monday morning, Feb. 10, resulted in two people being airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital. According to a Burnett County Sheriff’s report, Christopher Sower, Siren, was attempting a left turn

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Feb. 10 - $30 Lisa Scribner, Rice Lake Feb. 11 - $30 Bob Kending, Trego Feb. 12 - $30 Hubert Smith, Shell Lake Feb. 13 - $30 Bert and Sue Skinner, Cumberland Feb. 14 - $30 Gloria Butterfield, Shell Lake

1954 - 60 years ago

• Russell M. Jones, son of Dave Jones, Shell Lake, was promoted to sergeant while serving in Korea with I Corps. • Mrs. Harry Olsen and Avis Olsen thanked those who visited them and sent cards and gifts while they were in the hospital. • Joan Stegeman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Stegeman, Shell Lake, and a student of Stout Institute at Menomonie, was among the pledges taken by the Hyperian Sorority. • Pvt. Glen F. Henderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel F. Henderson, Shell Lake, was nearing completion of a 16-week training cycle at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., with a unit of the 6th Armored Division.

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Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2013 High Low Precip. Feb. 10 27 19 Feb. 11 32 24 3” snow & .15” rain Feb. 12 27 14 Feb. 13 31 14 Feb. 14 36 21 .9” snow Feb. 15 30 0 Feb. 16 17 -4 2014 High Low Precip. Feb. 10 6 -17 Feb. 11 4 -25 Feb. 12 11 -6 1.5” snow Feb. 13 22 10 1” snow Feb. 14 24 -3 .8” snow Feb. 15 15 -14 Feb. 16 15 -10 1.8” snow

• The men and boys of Salem Lutheran and the Shell Lake Methodist churches were enjoying father-son Lenten breakfasts each Wednesday at 7 a.m. during Lent. About 30 men and boys had been attending. The cost was 50 cents for a dad to bring his son or another boy. • Mary Jane Bitney, senior at Shell Lake High School, received the Daughter of the American Revolution Award. • James Rydberg, son of Mrs. Emma Rydberg, was in the Cumberland Memorial Hospital after being injured in a car accident. • The Heart of the North Saddle Club held its election of officers. The new officers were Earl Peterson, Trego, president; Bud Bitney, Shell Lake, vice president; Diane Feeney, Spooner, secretary; Carl Rydberg, Spooner, treasurer; and direc-

off of Old. Hwy. 35 onto Hwy. 70 and failed to yield right of way, pulling into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by Tammy Noye, Grantsburg. Sower and a passenger, Cora Sower, were extricated and taken by ambulance to Burnett Medical Center from where they were later flown out to a trauma center. Noye was also taken by ambulance to BMC. A cat in the Sower vehicle was taken to Grantsburg Animal Hospital. Cora Sower was apparently not wearing a seat belt because she had turned around prior to the crash to attend to the cat. A passenger in the Noye vehicle was taken by family members. — from the Inter-County Leader •••

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1974 - 40 years ago

• Meal stretchers at Dahlstroms included at 25-lb. bag of King Midas Enriched All Purpose Flour for $3.69; 18-oz. jar of Peter Pan Peanut Butter for 69 cents; 15-1/2-oz. jar of Ragu Spaghetti Sauce for 39 cents; and four 6-oz. packages of Nestle’s Chocolate Chips for $1. • The Shell Lake Snowmobile Club held a pancake breakfast at TipTown. • Bob’s Reloads, Sarona, was having a closeout sale on snowmobile oil. • Anne Lutz, sophomore at UW-La Crosse and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lutz, Shell Lake, joined Phi Gamma Nu, a business sorority.

1984 - 30 years ago

• Helen Stellrecht celebrated her 80th birthday. • Members of the board of directors of the Shell Lake Industrial Development Corporation were Gerry Walls, Dr. James Quenan, Bruce Greene and Gary Lilyquist, three years; Dennis Schraufnagel, Dr. Edward Dunbar, A.L. (Bud) Gallop and Philip Soltis, two years; Charles Lewis, Joe Peterson and Donna BarnesHaesemeyer, one year. • Helen Pederson taught the techniques of CPR and the Heimlich to local baby sitters, farmers and parents through community ed. • Ardene Voll was the new emergency government director for Washburn County. She replaced retiring Michael

Linton, Shell Lake.

1994 - 20 years ago

• Angie Parker and Adam Erickson were crowed Shell Lake Winter Homecoming queen and king. • Angela A. Daniels, Shell Lake, graduated with a microcomputer office assistant degree from WITC-Rice Lake. • The local ambulance crew was raising funds to purchase a snowmobile rescue sled to aid in the emergency rescue of skiers and snowmobilers in the Shell Lake area. Fifth Avenue Bar raised $87 at its Winter Blowout Sunday to get the fund started. The total cost of the rescue sled was about $900. Angie Klopp and Marlene Stariha were heading up the fundraising. • The Lakers claimed the regional wrestling championship. Advancing to sectionals were Andrew Melton, Adam Erickson, Steve Naglosky, Tom Rice, Jared Forseth, Dan Burns and Dustin Petz.

2004 - 10 years ago

• Shell Lake Superintendent Jerry Gauderman thanked Barron Electric, the Wisconsin Masonic Foundation and the Shell Lake PTA for their donations that allowed the school to purchase AEDs. • A grand opening was held at the AmericInn Lodge and Suites in Shell Lake. • Shell Lake FFA officers were Alexandra Mentele, Brinna Organ, Emily Bakker, Randy Kidder, Cailen Rock and Jeff Hagedorn. • Nathan Tisdell, Marco Fields and Troy Benham appeared in Theatre in the Woods “Spoon River Anthology.”

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Spooner chamber to host member and volunteer appreciation event SPOONER — The Spooner Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a Member and Volunteer Appreciation Event to be held beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, at Heartwood Conference Center & Retreat in Trego. Spooner Area Chamber of Commerce is asking community members and Spooner chamber members to nominate business(es) or individual(s), who they feel are deserving of recognition for their service to the Spooner chamber and the community throughout 2013. Nomination categories include the fol-

lowing: • Volunteer of the Year: This category is open to a volunteer for any specific event, group or initiative. • Chamber Event Person of the Year: This category is open to an individual involved with Spooner chamber event(s) specifically but isn’t exclusive to event chairpersons. • Community Member of the Year: This category is open to anyone in the Spooner area community. • Spooner Chamber Member of the Year: This category is open to a Spooner

chamber business or individual Spooner chamber member. Nomination forms can be found online or at the Spooner Chamber Office located at 122 N. River St. The deadline for nomination submissions is Monday, Feb. 24. Voting will be done online before March 7. Award nominees and recipients will be announced and recognized at the Spooner Area Chamber of Commerce Appreciation Event. The event will include a social hour and dinner. Attendees will also enjoy a presentation of 2013’s accomplishments along with an

award ceremony for outstanding chamber members, sponsors and volunteers of 2013, who went above and beyond with their service for their community and festivals. This event is open to the public. RSVP is requested by Saturday, March 15, at the site mentioned above. More information is available by emailing — from SACC

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Saturday, March 1 • Washburn County Humane Society’s Pins for Pets 9-Pin Tap bowling fundraiser. Northwoods Lanes and Lounge, Spooner, with 3 shifts – noon, 3 and 6 p.m. • Leopold bench building, 9 a.m.- noon, Hunt Hill, Sarona. Call 715-635-6543 or email for reservations. Sunday, March 2 • Lakeland Kinship Youth Mentoring’s first-annual Chilly Challenge Winter Plunge, 2 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. Monday, March 3 • Shell Lake Junior and Senior High Festival concert, 7 p.m., 3-12 building. Tuesday, March 4 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, March 5 • Unit on Aging, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Free soup and sandwiches, Church of the Nazarene, Spooner, 5:30 p.m. Call 715-635-3496 to confirm. All welcome. Donations accepted. Thursday, March 6 • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Call 715-520-7999. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted. Saturday, March 8 • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Tickets 9 a.m. Distribution 9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. Contact 715-635-9309, 715-4684017 or 715-222-4410. Monday, March 10 • Washburn County Grief Support Group meeting each Monday through April 14, 10-11 a.m., Spooner Health System. To preregister, call Regional Hospice at 715-635-9077 and ask to speak to the grief group facilitator.

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Tuesday, March 11 • Soup lunch at Hunt Hill in Sarona, noon- 1 p.m. • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 12 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. • The board of directors for the Railroad Memories Museum meeting, 1 p.m., Spooner City Hall. All volunteers welcome. Thursday, March 13 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. Monday, March 17 • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner.  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 5 p.m. group activity, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6-7 p.m. meeting, Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 715-635-4669. Tuesday, March 18 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m., at the lodge. Wednesday, March 19 • Games and activities, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. Thursday, March 20 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting available. • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m., at the library. The public is welcome. Saturday, March 22 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. Wednesday, March 26 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner.


Friday, Feb. 21 • Father-daughter ball, 6 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. Reservations by Feb. 15 to715-766-2010. Please bring a salad, hors d’oeuvres or dessert. Sponsored by Lake Park Alliance Church and Hope Fellowship Church. • Spooner Youth Hockey Association first-annual Spud and Soup Bar at the Spooner High School, 5-6:30 p.m. After the meal you can watch the boys high school basketball game versus St. Croix Falls at 7 p.m.  Saturday, Feb. 22 • The Art of Film presentation of Trip to Oscar Showcase or “Up in the Air,” at Shell Lake Arts Center, 7 p.m. • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Cabaret, 7 p.m., 3-12 building. • Northern Wisconsin Ice Racing Club race at the Shell Lake beachfront. Practice and registration 10-11:30 a.m. Races start at noon. • Quarters for Levi Cooper fundraiser, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at Quarter’s Arcade, 111 Elm St., Spooner. Levi is waiting for a new kidney. • Indianhead Writers meeting, Northwind Book and Fiber bookstore downtown Spooner, 1:30 p.m. Anyone interested in writing is welcome to attend. Tuesday, Feb. 25 • Health Insurance Marketplace  meeting, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Public Library, 501 1st St. Wednesday, Feb. 26 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner. • Barronett Civic Club pancake super at the community center, 5-7 p.m Thursday, Feb. 27 • First Year Parenting class, 5-8:30 p.m., Spooner Annex Building, UW-Extension conference room. Call Deb Meyer at 715-635-4444 or • The Shell Lake American Legion meeting, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Commons.

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The Recycling Control Commission collected nearly 700 tons of recyclables in its drop boxes in 2013. That number is impressive and does not include the residential curbside recycling totals.  The tonnage was collected throughout the two-county service region of Burnett and Washburn counties in northwestern Wisconsin.  The drop sites include Trade Lake, Blaine, Grantsburg, A&H, Oakland, Spooner, Hertel, Shell Lake, Long Lake, Sarona, Springbrook, Webster, Siren, Minong and Stone Lake. Interestingly, 700 tons of items being recycled eliminated 355 tons of air pollution, and saves almost 12,000 trees. That is truly awesome and something we should all be proud of. RCC, as stated earlier, operated 15 drop-off sites.  Four of those sites are what we call full service, meaning they take an expanded list of items that the other sites do not.  Full-service sites include Spooner, Oak-

land, A&H and Grantsburg. Items to dispose of at the four full-time sites are: computer equipment (monitors and printers $5, everything else free), appliances, tires ($5-$15 depending on size), auto batteries, fluorescent bulbs including the curly CFs ($.50-$2.50 depending on type), all other batteries except alkalines which go into your regular garbage, cell phones and oil filters ($1). Televisions are accepted in Spooner and vary in fee from $10-$40 depending on the size. Oakland, Siren and Sarona accept televisions as well but a call to them on prices would be necessary.  If you need any contact info for any of our sites please do not hesitate to contact Jen Barton at jbarton@, or 715-635-2197.  Some various electronic equipment is also recycled at the Spooner location and those items consist of VCR/DVD players, Blu-ray players, video consoles, vacuums, radios, ste-

reos and speakers; all of those items are $5 to recycle, but again, only in Spooner. All 15 sites collect the following items: No need to sort or separate these items. • Newspaper: Glossy inserts delivered with newspaper are acceptable. Keep newsprint dry. Do not tie with twine, string or other materials. • Glass: Rinse all containers clean. Need not remove labels. Unacceptable: ceramics, clay pots, drinking glasses or dishes, lightbulbs, mirror or window glass, ovenware or crystal. • Aluminum/tin/steel food grade cans: Labels need not be taken off of cans. Rinse cans clean.  No scrap metal in bins. • Paper products: Magazines, paper bags, glossy advertising, glossy inserts and catalogs, all types of clean office and school paper, self-stick notes, junk mail and phone books. Staples and envelopes with windows are acceptable,

no paper clips, metal, cloth or plastic bindings. Please note that tissue papers, food-contaminated paper, paper plates, etc., are not acceptable under any category.  • Plastics: Check containers closely to determine recyclability. No. 1-No. 7 is now accepted. Absolutely no automotive product bottles regardless of number. Rinse bottles clean. No need to remove labels. Place all plastic grocerystore bags stuffed into one bag and tie off. • Cardboard: Clean boxboard (cerealtype box), and rinsed paper beverage containers accepted in bins.  Corrugated cardboard accepted at some sites. Please break down all boxes to help conserve space.  Please dump all material loose into the drop box, reuse your bags or boxes. If you have any questions about recycling please contact Jen at jbarton@, or 715-635-2197.  


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“Downton Abbey” It was 50 years ago that Beatlemania hit the shores of the U.S.A. It was Feb. 9, 1964, when the four male musicians from Great Britain performed on the “Ed Sullivan Show,” causing a stir over the airways. Another British ensemble has caught the attention of many American viewers. The latest attention grabber is PBS’s Masterpiece “Downton Abbey.” A reported 74 million watched John, Paul, George and Ringo when they debuted in America. According to Parade Magazine, more than 24 million people tuned in last season to see the drama about an aristocratic English family and its staff, making “Downton Abbey” PBS’s highest rated drama of all time. Just as

the Beatles wanted to hold our hand, the creator and cast of “Downton Abbey” want to hold our attention. I was late in getting caught up in the drama and have been viewing seasons one through three via DVDs. I have mentioned “Downton Abbey” to other viewers without them realizing I am not current in my viewing. Unfortunately they have been eager to share story plots with me. I even spoiled it for myself by reading about some season four events in advance. This probably won’t stop me from tuning in to see what is happening with Lady Mary,

Anna, Mr. Bates, Carson, Mrs. Hughes, Lady Edith, Mrs. Patmore and Daisy, and of course Violet the Dowager Countess known to some as Granny. I get a kick out of some of Granny’s one-liners, all told with a stiff British upper lip. I am currently reading the book “Below Stairs,” written in 1968 by Margaret Powell. This kitchen maid’s memoir inspired “Upstairs, Downstairs,” and “Downton Abbey.” Julian Fellowes, creator of “Downton Abbey,” writes, “Margaret Powell was the first person outside my family to introduce me to that world … where servants

and their employers would live their vividly different lives under one roof.” Powell was born in 1907. At 13 she was working and by age 15 went into service as a kitchen maid, progressing to the position of cook. She died in 1984. So as our cold and snowy winter continues, I have been clicking my knitting needles as I watch scenes of people living in a castle being served by a staff of interesting characters. I am seeing how the servants have their own pecking order. All this is played out during the years starting with the sinking of the Titanic and going through the Great War and beyond.

Beyond the office door • Suzanne Johnson Area writers corner The dawn of the “Tonight Show” and Steve Allen

by Mary B. Olsen, Shell Lake Back in the early days of television there were times when you would see on your little screen what they called a test pattern, and sometimes snow. For you young folks, the test pattern was a geometric figure on your screen that did nothing. People actually watched it, expecting a program to appear at some time. The snow was like a whiteout, mist on your screen. Bad reception. The early programs were mostly filmed short subjects, and news shows using pictures from stock. They used a lot of old movies. That changed and soon they did programming to appeal to an audience, just as radio had done. The large networks began to program evening shows, like they had on radio. It grew by trial and error and the audience, us viewers, were the guinea pigs. A lot of people who thought television was just some harebrained scheme to sell products began to watch it. Like sliced bread, it caught on. Daytime television was like daytime radio. Late night television was one place where great changes occurred. Some channels gave the viewers old movies. All the channels would go off the air. They might play the national anthem and give you a test pattern. If you were

up late, you could watch the test pattern. Then along came a number of innovators with other choices to supplement the late night scene. Some of the local stations did programs for kids, humor shows, local news and weather and other programs. Out of these there were some trials by the big networks. Among them was a show hosted by a young man who did a show out in California. He had filled in on “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts” show, and they took a chance on him. It was December in 1950. His name was Steve Allen. His announcer, Gene Rayburn, went on to become a game show host. The show originated on the network from New York. It ran from 11:15 p.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern, and kept a lot of people up late. It was simply a young man with glasses, playing the piano, and talking with people. This fellow was the inspiration for talk shows on radio and on television. I was usually not up that late. It was an occasional thing. We didn’t have a TV set part of the time he was on, but when we did, I might watch it. It was upbeat and really funny. He had guests, and played the piano. I liked watching the program because he told about growing up in Chicago, and how he used to go to the museums there as a boy. I had a chance to see museums in Chicago, so I liked that. Steve Allen was born in New York, Dec. 26, 1921. His mother was a comedienne and toured in vaudeville, so he was

raised by his grandparents in Chicago. After schooling, he went to Phoenix and worked as a radio announcer while attending college. Then he went to Los Angeles and began his radio career and had some success. He moved into television. He was an immensely talented man, a musician, great with jazz, and a composer. He wrote comedy, and was a comedian. His ideas were incorporated into all areas of television. There were no talk shows, audience interviews, or man-on-the-street interviews. He started them. Steve Allen would ask someone to give him three notes on the piano. Then he would turn them into a melody. There were variety shows but he put together guests doing acts, games, stunts and discussions in his shows. Steve Allen had guests that were regulars. They assumed characters. Louis Nye was Gordon Hathaway, a kind of Madison Avenue type. Bill Dana played friendly Jose Jimenez, an amiable little Mexican guy. Don Knotts, well, you know the character he played, the shaky, nervous guy. Pat Harrington played the Italian, Guido Panzini. They would be interviewed by Steve and would respond in character. It was great comical entertainment. Steve helped people like Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme and Sammy Davis Jr. The “Tonight Show” was on three nights a week then. Ernie Kovacs was on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Steve actually scooped Ed Sullivan by having Elvis on his program first. He got Elvis to be in a sketch, not just doing his act. Steve set the stage for many talented comics. He did some silly things that are unforgettable. When he was on Godfrey’s show he had everyone laughing. He made tea and mixed up instant soup, and then poured the mixture into a ukulele. No one else made fun of commercials. Steve wrote about 50 books, mostly on comedy, composed some 14,000 songs, and appeared in a movie as Benny Goodman in his life story. He won a Grammy for a jazz composition. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His “Meeting of Minds” on PBS was what he believed was his best work. He would have actors portray amazing people from the past and have them discuss their lives. Steve Allen had four sons, and was married first to Dorothy Goodman, but divorced in 1952. In 1954 he married Jayne Meadows. He moved from New York after he left the “Tonight Show,” back to Los Angeles. He passed away on Oct. 30, 2000, due to a heart attack. When the very first “Tonight Show” began it went: “From New York, it’s the ‘Tonight Show,” in dramatic fashion. Steve Allen said, “This is ‘Tonight,’ and I can’t think of too much to tell you about it except I want to give you the bad news first: this program is going to go on forever.”

Career Preparation Series at the U RICE LAKE — The Career Preparation Series at the U will be held on Monday afternoons, Feb. 24, March 10 and 24, at the University of Wisconsin - Barron County in Rice Lake. Open to the public at no charge, the seminars will meet from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in Room 159 Meggers Hall. The Career Prep seminars will be led by staff at the Bar-


he iconic monarch butterfly did not arrive at the Mexican Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary on All Souls Day for the first time in recorded history. The butterfly arrived later and in very low numbers. This year has proved to be devastating for the monarch butterfly in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The winter Mexican Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary count only totaled 3 million butterflies. The monarch is like the canary in the coal mine. What do the vanishing monarch numbers tell us about the environment and the world we live in? Happy Tonics is a partner to Monarch Joint Venture. The Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Shell Lake has been selected by Monarch Joint Venture as a success story. Read the story at Monarch Joint Venture is spearheaded by Karen Oberhauser, Ph.D., department of ecology, University of Minnesota. She is responsible for the Monarchs in the Classroom program and the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project. MJV partners with federal and state agencies, nongovernment agencies, and academic departments to support and collaborate

ron County Job Center from Workforce Resource and Job Service. This staff has a combined total of 37 years’ experience in hiring, employment training and career guidance. The seminar leaders will be available to participants until 1:45 p.m. to give input on resumes and answer questions. The schedule of topics is: Feb. 24, Exefforts on behalf of the monarch migration. Monarch Joint Venture empowers its stakeholders to create habitat, plant milkweed and perform citizen scientist projects on behalf of the monarch butterfly, based on the Monarch Butterfly Conservation Plan-2008. Douglas Tallamy, author of “Bringing Nature Home,” reported to the New York Times that he is concerned about disappearing insects. Insects help patch together the web of life. Patches of habitat not only support pollinators but small animals that feed on plants and birds that feed on seed. Tallamy says the loss of habitat is huge. Monarchs infected with parasites seek out more toxic milkweed to rid themselves of bad bugs. Medicinal milkweed is now missing. The agriculture landscape in the Midwest is considered one of the biggest threats to the monarch butterfly. One research report shows that Iowa has lost 60 percent of its milkweed. Another report states 90 percent of milkweed is gone. GMO crops are grown for biofuel and to feed cattle instead of people. Pollinator corridors are missing now between

ploring Careers: Finding the Right Fit, match your personal attributes, interests and skills to career opportunities with a great outlook; understand the benefits of career assessments and how they can help you plan for the future and assess your current skills; March 10, Labor Market Trends and You, learn how to explore labor market trends and how they apply

to your career goals; March 24, Making the Right Impression with Employers, hear from the experts on resume, interview and hiring trends. For more information call UW-Barron County at 715-234-8176, ext. 1. — from UWBC

A monarch butterfly sign by Victoria Zalatoris. — Photo by Sandy Stein fields. Agribusiness farms plant right up to road pavement with no pollinator hedgerows between fields. Monarch Joint Venture is now publishing a citizen scientist e-Newsletter to educate the public on monarch butterfly health and diseases, along with news of the monarch population. The most important thing that people can do is grow milkweed to bring back the butterflies. Citizen scientists may want to learn how to help the monarch butterfly at

Happy Tonics • Mary Ellen Ryall

images/uploads/documents/MonarchNet_News_Feb2014.pdf Monarch Joint Venture is working with partners Monarch Watch, the Xerces Society, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service to create outlets to sell a variety of milkweed species that are broken down by regions throughout the United States. Happy Tonics joined in this effort. Visit the website at to learn about milkweed and what milkweed is required in your region.



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Three-game winning streak

Larry Samson | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake boys basketball team is finishing up the season strong as they extend their winning streak to three games with their 48-30 win over Clear Lake Friday, Feb. 14. They beat Clayton 49-37 on Friday, Feb. 7, and Lake Holcombe on Monday, Feb. 10. With only three games left in the season, the team will finish up the regular season on Friday, Feb. 21, at

Northwood School. They will face Solon Springs in the first game of the regionals on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The winner of that game will face the winner of the Luck versus Lac Courte Oreilles game on Friday, Feb. 28. Luck is the No. 1 seed, and Shell Lake is the No. 5 seeded team. Shell Lake took an early 17-1 first-quarter lead against Clear Lake and added in the following quarters. Shell Lake controlled the boards with 21 rebounds. David Brereton led the team with 19 points followed by Curtis Parker with 13 points. On defense Brereton had four blocks and 12 rebounds. The Northwood Evergreens are 1-10 in the Lakeland Central Conference. They are coming off a 70-58 loss to Prairie Farm. Solon Spring will be the Lakers first opponent in the playoffs. Solon Springs is 5-3 in the Indianhead East Conference and are the No. 4 seeded team in the bracket. Game time will be 7 p.m. at Solon Springs

Jesse Sibert towers over the Clear Lake defenders on this jump shot.

Point guard Curtis Parker brings the ball downcourt with pressure from the Clear Lake defender Dylan Kurtz. David Brereton drives the basket for two points. He had 19 points for the game as Shell Lake extended their winning streak to three games with a 48-30 win over Clear Lake on Friday, Feb. 14.

Photos by Larry Samson

Big win over Cumberland for Spooner girls Julie Bray goes up for a jump shot.

Kelsie Gerovac with a two-point shot. She was good for six points as Spooner beat their Heart O’ North Conference rival, Cumberland, 49-33 on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Alex Hotchkiss is fouled as she goes up for this shot by Cumberland defender Tess Duncan.

Photos by Larry Samson

The Spooner seniors were recognized by their teammates, coaches and fans before the start of the Cumberland game. Shown (L to R) back row: Coach Michelle O’Connoll, varsity assistant coach Tifanie Jensen, assistant coach Andy Rappel and assistant coach Kayleigh Lutz. Front: Michelle Richardson, Sarah Dettle, Alex Hotchkiss and Sara Taylor. The paintings they are holding were painted by art teacher Katrina Dohm.



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Wrestlers Hopke and Skluzacek WIAA Regional champs CUMBERLAND — The Shell Lake Lakers wrestling team competed in the Division 3 WIAA Regionals on Saturday, Feb. 15. At 138 pounds, Dominic Hopke placed first and scored 24 team points. Beau Skluzacek, wrestling at 160, also received a firstplace finish and scored 26 team points. Hopke and Skluzacek will compete in the Independence Sectional at Osseo-Fairchild on Saturday, Feb. 22. In competition on Saturday, Hopke, 31-9, received a bye in the quarterfinal. He won by fall over Dale Griffith, Cumberland, 4-7, 0:39. In the first-place match he won by decision, 8-5, over Lucas Morgan, 25-15, Cameron. In the quarterfinal, Skluzacek, 29-13, received a bye. In the semifinal he won by a fall, 3:28, over Jed Miels, Cumberland, 2-6. In the first-place match he won by a fall, 5:40, over Cameron’s Alex Schutt, 2616. Wrestling at 220, Leo Carrillo, 25-16, placed third and scored 12 team points. He received a bye in the quarterfinal. In the semifinal competition, he took a loss to Chant Lablanc, 23-17, Clear Lake, by a 4:41 fall. Carrillo won the third-place match with a 0:46 fall over Dilan Wehmhoefer, Northwood/Solon Springs, 1-4. Lablanc won by rule over Carrillo in the second-place match. At 152 Noah Skluzacek, 22-18, placed fourth and

scored 11 team points. He won by a 4:46 fall over Jase Kuffel, 4-15, Northwood/Solon Springs, in the quarterfinal. He took a loss in the semifinal to Ty Reinke, 25-16, Cameron, 25-16, place match, Austin Wallberg, 9-15, Turtle Lake/Clayton, won by 1:29 fall over Skluzacek. Ben Frey, 170, 9-21, placed fifth and scored five team points. Patric Tillery, 10-26, Unity, won in sudden victory, one over, Frey, 8-6 in the quarterfinal. Frey received a bye in the consolation and in the fifth-place match. At 106, Jack Skluzacek, 13-19, placed sixth and scored 3.00 team points. He took a loss by a fall 3:18 to George Paulzine, 18-19, Clear Lake. Skluzacek received a bye in the consolation semifinal. In the fifthBeau Skluzacek pinned Alex Schutt of Cameron with only 20 seconds left place match Skluzacek took a loss by a 9-3 decision in the match. by Tanner VanHeuklom, 9-16, Turtle Lake/Clayton. The place of Christian Monson, 132-pound weight class, 2-8, is unknown. He did not score any team points. In the quarterfinal he took a loss by a 0:43 fall against Max Patraw, 25-11, Cumberland. In the consolation semifinal Monson lost by a 4.00 fall against In his senior year, Brody Waggoner, 6-18, Northwood/Solon Springs. Beau Skluzacek — with information from the Shell Lake Athletic Departearned a first-place ment finish Saturday, Feb. 22, in the 160pound weight class and will advance to Independence Danette Hopke Sectionals held watches as her son, Saturday, Feb. 22, Dominic Hopke, at Osseo-Fairchild wrestles in the High School. final round of the 138-pound weight class. She is joined in the coaches’ corner by Madeline Hopke, coach Caleb Schmitz and coach Kyle Balts. Balts is filling in as coach while coach Pete Hopke is on deployment serving his country.

Photos by Larry Samson

RIGHT: Wrestling in the 106-pound weight class, Jack Skluzacek lifts his body weight on his Turtle Lake opponent Tanner VanHeuklom.

Dominic Hopke is standing proud on the first-place podium. It is a major accomplishment for a freshman to advance to sectionals

Jubilant Dominic Hopke circles the mat after his 8-5 decision over Lucas Morgan Leo Carrillo won by a fall over his Northwood opof Cameron in the 138-pound weight class at the Independence sectional at Osseo- ponent, Dilan Wehmhoefer, to earn third place in the Fairchild Saturday, Feb. 22. 220-pound weight class.



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Spooner wrestles in regionals

On to individual sectional tournament on Saturday RICE LAKE — On Saturday, Feb. 15, the Spooner Rails wrestling team traveled to Rice Lake to compete in the WIAA Regional Tournament. After winning the conference tournament for the first time in 14 years the team was hoping to follow up with a regional championship, which hasn’t been done in 16 years. At 106 pounds, Blake Larson competed hard throughout the day and finished his season after placing fourth. At 113 Brenden Hanson earned five team points as he finished in fifth place. At 120 Tre Lawrence pinned his way into the finals before being pinned himself in the final match. As a freshman, Lawrence earned second place and a chance to compete in sectionals next week in Amery. At 126 Jadin Schwartz gave it his best effort and placed third on Saturday. At 132 Brandon Jepson wrestled really well and only lost in the finals by four points. Jepson had been pinned twice earlier in the year by the same opponent. Jepson earned second place and his first trip to the sectional tournament. At 138 RJ Anderson did a great job stepping in for the Rails as a varsity wrestler on Saturday. Anderson did not get a lot of varsity matches this year but he came into regional and placed third. At 145 Patrick Baker placed second for the third year in a row. At 152 Dylan Sahr finished the season in fourth place. At 160 Richard Lauterbach made it to the finals and lost a heartbreaker 3-0. Lauterbach earned second place and his first trip to the sectional tournament. At 170 Joe Vande Vrede became Spooner’s first champion on the day after pinning his opponent in the second period of his final match. At 182 Lucas Hagberg kept the momentum going for his team as he too won his final match. This was Hagberg’s second regional championship. At 195 Jared Quenette qualified for sectionals for the first time after pinning his opponent in the finals. Zach Shutt also qualified for the first time after earning second place. Shutt wrestled well but lost 6-3 in the finals to Jake Roberts of Rice Lake. At 285, Spooner finished off the day with Brad Baker pinning his oppo-

The Spooner wrestlers competed in the Rice Lake Regional on Saturday, Feb. 15. Shown back row (L to R): Coach David Parish, coach Andrew Melton, coach Nathaniel Melton, coach Denver Quenette and coach Caleb Melton. Middle: Patrick Baker, Brandon Jepson, Zach Schutt, Tre Lawrence and Richard Lauterbach. Front: Earning first place in their weight class, Brad Baker, Joe Vande Vrede, Lucas Hagberg and Jared Quenette. — Photo submitted nent in the finals and earning a trip to sectionals. “This was an incredible day for Spooner wrestling as we tied the 1993 record of qualifying nine guys for the sectional tournament. We also earned 150 team points throughout the day. We give Rice Lake a lot of credit as they just outmatched us as they qualified 10 guys and earned 268.5 points. We will now compete in Amery at the individual sectional tournament on Saturday, Feb. 22,” stated head coach Andrew Melton. — from the Spooner Athletic Department

Team results Rice Lake Spooner Barron Northwestern Ashland Hayward

268.5 250 174 105 99 80

Laker Ladies upset Clayton Larry Samson | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — It was an interesting week for the Shell Lake girls basketball team. They started out the week with a 50-47 win over the 7-1 Clayton Bears and finished with a 56-47 win over Clear Lake. Shell Lake took an early 23-14 lead in the first half of the Clayton game. Coming out of the locker room, Clayton outscored Shell Lake 30-23. With seconds left in regulation play, Shania Pokorny went to the free-throw line to tie the game sending it into overtime. Clayton doubleteamed Pokorny keeping her from scoring from the court but sending her to the free-throw line 15 times where she converted 12 times shooting 80 percent from the line. Pokorny scored the first points in the game and the first two points in overtime. Kristen Kraetke took a 3-point

Jenny Connell with a jump shot from the baseline. Shell Lake defeated Clear Lake 56-47 on Friday, Feb. 14, as a special valentine for their coach, Dan Kevan. The win capped off a week for the Lakers that started out with a 50-47 overtime upset over Clayton on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

shot that just missed. Amanda Brereton rebounded and went up for two more points. With Shell Lake leading 4-3 in overtime, Shell Lake rebounded under the Clayton basket. Jenny Connell was fouled, sending her to the free-throw line. She dropped in two points to give Shell Lake a three-point lead. Pokorny was the high scorer for the game with 16 points followed by Kraetke and Connell with 11 points, both shot three 3-pointers. Shell Lake took a 19-8 lead against Clear Lake and never looked back. The Clear Lake win boosted the Lakers conference record to 4-6. With two games left in conference play, Northwood and Prairie Farm, Shell Lake could finish 6-6 for the season. Shell Lake will travel to Northwood on Friday, Feb. 21, to play the 2-7 Evergreen team.

Sheri Clark with a jump shot against a Clear Lake defender. She was the high scorer for the game with 14 points, tying her cousin, Shania Pokorny.

Tia Carlson drops in a long shot for two points.



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Spooner finishes week with a win

Larry Samson | Staff writer SPOONER/CUMBERLAND — The Spooner Rails boys team finished the week off by traveling to Cumberland for a 55-31 win over their conference rivals on Friday, Feb. 14. That was their sixth game in two weeks as they wind down the regular season. Spooner started out the week with a 60-40 loss to Northwestern on Monday, Feb. 10. On Thursday, Feb. 13, they played a game with Barron that went down to the wire but came out with a 48-43 loss. On Thursday the Rails nearly upset the 12-1 Barron Bears in a home game. Spooner took an early 25-11 lead over Barron in the first half. Coming out in the third quarter they matched Barron point for point with the help of Keith Richardson and Chase Davies, who put in six and four points respectively. In the fourth quarter Spooner went cold and Barron got hot, outscoring Spooner 23-6. Davies was the high scorer for Spooner with 10 points followed by Gavin Anderson with nine points. Barron player Jason Balts went to the free-throw line 11 times in the fourth quarter where he made 10; he scored six points from the floor to wipeout Spooner’s 14-point lead. Spooner will travel to Ladysmith to take on the 0-13 Lumberjacks on Thursday, Feb. 20. They will be hosting St. Croix Falls on Friday, Feb. 21, to finish out the regular season. They will be traveling to Baldwin-Woodville on Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the first game of the playoffs. They are currently 5-7 in the Middle Border Conference. The winner of that game will play Barron on Friday, Feb. 28

Levi Hanson drives through two Barron defenders on this layup.

Sophomore Chase Davies led Spooner with 10 points as the team almost upset Barron, 48-43 in a thrilling game held on Thursday, Feb. 13.

Photos by Larry Samson

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Luetke wins first in regionals With his first-place finish in the Cumberland Regionals, Northwood wrestler Ethan Luedtke will advance to the Independence Sectional held Saturday, Feb. 22, at Osseo-Fairchild. — Photo by Larry Samson

Gavin Anderson with a jump shot just above the fingers of Barron defender Rece Dietrich.

Boys varsity basketball Friday, Feb. 21: At Northwood, doubleheader, 5:45 p.m.

Girls varsity basketball Friday, Feb. 21: At Northwood, doubleheader, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24: Vs. Siren, 7:30 p.m.

Intense fans Mark Skluzacek and his father, Kurt, watch closely from mat side as Noah Skluzacek wrestles. Even though he was sick with the flu, he wanted to finish the season. Nearly half of the Laker wrestling team is from the Skluzacek family. Teammates include Beau, Noah and Jack. — Photo by Larry Samson


Rails Awards The Spooner High School handed out second-term Rails Awards on Tuesday, Feb. 4, to students in recognition of their outstanding academic performance. Shown back row (L to R): Cole Lucius, Silas Halverson, Philipp Kainzberger, Tyler Revak, Clayton Groehler, Tyler Merchant, Jase Scalzo and Chase Davies. Middle: Katrina Couillard, Teirra Tolzman, Caitlin Fielding, Abigail Melton, Anna Emerson, Sydney Busch, Larissa Schmock and Catherine Harris. Front: Willow Shell, Kayla Margl-Chastek, Katelyn Heino, Alison Barnes and Rebecca Johnson. — Photo by Danielle Moe

Farm lease presentation offered in four northern counties SPOONER — UW-Extension is hosting a presentation on The Importance of Farm Leases and Rental Arrangements.  Increased demand and competition for cropland has increased the awareness and need for written agreement and contracts.  Farmland property owners and operators need to understand their respective rights and responsibilities.  Phil Harris, UW-Extension agricultural law specialist, will be discussing the benefits of a well-thought-out written lease and options to protect both property owners and tenants.  He will review what the law states regarding lease and rental arrangements and how one can utilize a lease document to meet the needs of both the landowner and renter.  Harris has been with the UW-Madison Department of Ag Economics for over 30 years.  He has written and presented extensively on agricultural law. This winter marks the 29th year that UW-Extension has sponsored the North-

ern Wisconsin Safari of Agriculture Specialists. The goal of this series is to bring University of Wisconsin-Extension specialists and agents, and their expertise to the state’s northern counties with the latest research-based information for farmers and farm businesses.  Seminars are held in four locations amd are free and open to the public: Thursday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m., Ladysmith, Law Enforcement Center, 715-532-2151; Thursday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., Maple, Northwestern High School, 715-395-1515; Friday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m., Spooner, Agriculture Research Station, 715-635-3506; and Friday, Feb. 21, 1:30 p.m., Balsam Lake, Polk County Government Center, 715-485-8602. The final Northern Safari topic for the 2014 season will be The Importance of Insect Pollinators on Food Production, presented by Christelle Guedot, UW-Extension entomologist, on Thursday and Friday, March 20 and 21, same times and locations. — from UWEX

Enrichment courses offered at UWBC RICE LAKE — Survival Japanese is an eight-session class that will run on Tuesday evenings, March 4 - April 29, skipping March 18, from 6-7 p.m., in Room 237, Ritzinger Hall. This course will introduce participants to Japanese culture through survival Japanese and useful phrases, basic sentence structure, and the Japanese syllabary, numbers, and other basic kanji. Course instructor is Lee Friederich, who has lived in and around Tokyo for approximately eight of the past 20 years. Course registration fee is $39. For the area’s stringed instrumentalists, there will be classes for beginning guitar, ukulele, mandolin and bass. These are eight-session classes that will run

Wednesday evenings, March 5 - April 23, in the Fine Arts Building. Beginning guitar will run from 6:30-7 p.m., beginning ukulele from 7-7:30 p.m., beginning mandolin from 7:30-8 p.m., and beginning bass from 8-8:30 p.m. Each course has a fee of $129 and course instructor is seasoned musician Roger Harrison. For complete class descriptions and further details or to register online go to or call Samantha Heathman in the UWBC continuing education department at 715-234-8176, ext. 5403, or email samantha.heathman@ — from UWBC

St. Francis de Sales School invites parents to explore their options SPOONER — St. Francis de Sales School is open for enrollment and has two scheduled events open to the public to learn more about the educational environment and options they have to offer. An open house will be offered on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 4-6 p.m., at the school.  This is open to students and parents for all grades, 3-year-old preschool through eighth grade.  It will be an informal open house format with teachers available in their classrooms. A general overview of the school will be presented by Principal Kathy Kurkiewicz at 4 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. Parents will also be available to answer questions and share their personal experiences. Kindergarten round-up will be on Friday, March 7, from 8:15 to 11 a.m.  Please call the school office at 715-635-2774 or email to schedule your visit.  St. Francis de Sales School has 3-yearold preschool and 4-year-old prekindergarten, in either full or half-day options. The teachers have over 30 years’ experience and tuition is affordable. St. Francis de Sales School features a small class size with a teacher-to-student ratio of 1:10 for grades kindergarten

through eighth grade. In addition, a wellrounded curriculum has been developed including challenging math and science programs with individualized middle school math lessons, comprehensive writing program, Kindle readers and Mimio technology, which is wireless Internet access on the whiteboard in all classrooms, Spanish and music (K-8), band starting in fifth grade, extracurricular activities and access to public school sports and after-school activities. MAPS testing was started in winter 2013. Tuition assistance and personalized payment plans are available. Five to 10 percent of the students at St. Francis de Sales School are non-Catholic and are respected as such. According to Jasen and Dana Morlock, parents of a kindergarten student, “St. Francis impresses us not only as a great school scholastically, but it has such a family atmosphere, with meaningful interaction between students in all grades. Even though we aren’t Catholic, we feel great about our decision to enroll our daughter.” To learn more about the school, please visit or find them on Facebook, sfdsspooner.    — from SFDSS

Valentine’s Day book and bake sale raises funds for Relay For Life

Rep. Smith calls for audit of troubled nonemergency medical transportation program MADISON — On Thursday, Feb. 13, Rep. Stephen Smith, D-Shell Lake, issued the following statement after he joined Rep. Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber, D-Appleton, Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, and 50 other Democratic and Republican legislators in calling for an audit of the state’s troubled nonemergency medical transportation program. “I’ve heard some interesting stories from my constituents regarding MTM. From missed trips, late pickups and deliveries, and sometimes no-shows. This concerns me and the state of Wisconsin has an obligation to find out what is tak-

ing place with this company. The contract with MTM costs Wisconsin taxpayers $6.3 million more per year than it did with the first contract with Logisticare,” said Smith. Smith’s legislative office and many others have received troubling complaints from providers and riders of the Medical Transportation Management Inc. Last summer, this company took over the transportation services program from Logisticare. Smith is hopeful that the joint legislative audit committee will approve an audit as soon as possible. — from the office of Rep. Smith

Although it is still cold and snowy, teams are working on fundraising for the Washburn County Relay For Life to be held Friday, May 30, in Shell Lake. The annual Indianhead Medical Center Valentine’s Day book and bake sale was held Friday, Feb. 14, in the hospital lobby. Shown (L to R): Donna Ness, team Chair Joni Parker and Michelle Grady. — Photo by Suzanne Johnson

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53 3rd St., Shell Lake 715-468-2734 Rev. John Sahlstrom, Rev. John Hendry Sunday School 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m., Nursery Provided; Faith & Friends, K - 6th grades, Wednesdays 3:15 - 5 p.m.; Youth Group, 7th - 12th grades, Wednesdays 7 - 8:30 p.m.

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


Northwoods Baptist

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

Spooner Baptist

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


St. Joseph’s Catholic

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

St. Catherine’s Catholic

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

St. Francis de Sales

St. Alban’s

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

W3114 Church Rd., Sarona Pastor Mary Strom Sunday services, 9 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m.

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

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

Full Gospel Shell Lake Full Gospel

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

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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

Trinity Lutheran

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

1790 Scribner St., Spooner Pastor Russ Leeper 715-635-3603 Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday Schools 9:15 a.m. Office hours: Monday Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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

(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.

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

United Methodist

(Missouri Synod) South of Spooner off Hwy. 63 W7148 Luther Rd. Pastor Brent Berkesch 715-635-8167 Sunday Worship, 8 a.m. with Holy Communion 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Praise worship with Holy Communion, 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday; Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Lutheran Hour on WJMC 96.1 FM Radio at 9 a.m. Sundays

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.

All of us need God’s help to live well for ourselves and among others. God will guide us if we ask and are open. Let God lead you to church this week.


Pastor Tom Kelby 106 Balsam St., Spooner 715-635-9222 cornerstonechurch Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wed. Prayer: 6:30 p.m.


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

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Cornerstone Christian

United Methodist

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Faith Lutheran


Long Lake Lutheran Church



Lake Park Alliance

Trego Community Church

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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

Psalm 119-33-40 Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18

1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23

Matthew 5:38-48

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eorge Fox is recognized as the founder of the religious movement that at one time was called “the Quakers.” They were given this name because they would quake if they saw someone who they thought was sinning or whenever they thought of sin. Once, while appearing before a judge for his beliefs, Fox admonished him “to tremble before the Word of the Lord.” The judge mocked him and called him a “quaker.” Their reputation for holy living was well-known. In Psalm 4:4 David said, “Stand in awe, and sin not.” Another way to translate this phrase is simply, “Tremble, and sin not.” Today, however, there are many who do not understand what sin is or its very real consequences. We live in a culture that does not recognize nor respect the value of life. We live in a world that focuses on pleasure and entertainment, wealth and the abundance of things. The moral compass of many individuals is spinning out of control and has no reference to what is right or wrong, good or bad, decent or destructive. In this Psalm David uses the word “meditate,” which means “to consider, to reflect.” Too often the only time we spend with God is to tell him what we want. We talk to him without giving him time to respond. Perhaps if we were willing to consider or reflect on his word when we go to him in prayer, we would realize how sinful our lives are and our need to fear sin. Visit us at Guido Gardens, Metter, Ga.

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Kathleen Hotchkiss Kathleen Hotchkiss, 86, a resident of the Town of Dewey, died on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at the Spooner Health System. Kathleen Atkinson was born Feb. 24, 1927, on the family farm in the Town of Dewey to parents Cyrus Foss and Marjorie (Walker) Atkinson. She graduated from Shell Lake High School and on Sept. 20, 1945, was united in marriage to Marshall “Mike” Hotchkiss in Pine City, Minn. Other than for a short time during WWII, she was a lifelong resident of the Town of Dewey. Kathleen always kept family the most important thing in her life. She was a fantastic gardener, raised animals, and enjoyed feeding and watching birds. Kathleen is survived by her son, Gene (Karen) Hotchkiss, Hertel; grandchildren Adriena (Dave) Molinek of South Carolina, Michael (Lisa) Hotchkiss, Spooner; great-grandchildren, Cassie, Logan, Alexandria, Reilly,

Andrew Jacob and Lilyana; brothers, Russell Atkinson, Woodbury, Minn., Cyrus Foss (Janet) Atkinson, Shell Lake, L. Edward Atkinson, Chicago, Ill., Curtis (Myrna) Atkinson, Hertel, Jimmy (Sandra) Atkinson, Lyle Atkinson and Jerry Atkinson, all of Shell Lake, John (Linda) Atkinson, Glenwood City; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marshall “Mike”; brothers, Tommy, Robert and Lester Dale; and many brothers- and sisters-in-law. Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at the Lakeview Methodist Church with Pastor Jack Starr officiating. Interment followed at the Lakeview Cemetery. Casket bearers were Michael Hotchkiss, Reilly Hotchkiss, Jimmy Atkinson, Neil Purdy, Pete Samaras and Charles Wellman. Honorary casket bearers will be her great-grandchildren. Online condolences may be left at The Dahl Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements.

Doris K. Lindemann Navarre Doris K. Navarre, 79, Menomonie, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. Doris was born Jan. 24, 1935, to Frank and Ruby Lindemann in Barronett, Wis. She grew up on a farm east of Barronett and graduated from Shell Lake High School in 1952. Doris attended the University of Wisconsin - River Falls from 1952-1956 and earned her undergraduate degree in English and U.S. history with a minor in physical education. She later received a master’s degree in special education from Winona State University. Doris taught at high schools in River Falls; Syracuse, N.Y.; Tony; Gainesville, Fla.; Quincy, Ill.; and for 15 years in the Alma Public Schools, Alma. Doris married Richard Navarre on May 26, 1958, at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in River Falls. They farmed

and raised their four children in Fountain City from 1972 to the present. Doris belonged to the Retired Teachers Association in Buffalo County and a Fountain City book club. She enjoyed deer hunting every fall. Doris is survived by her husband, Richard; sons, Robert (Sharon), Shakopee, Minn., and Tom (Becky), Altoona; and daughters, Katherine and Joan Navarre of Menomonie. She is also survived by grandchildren, Megan, Joe, Tony, Victoria and Trenton; and her brother, Harold Lindemann (Marge), Cumberland. The family extends gratitude to staff members at St. Joe’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls and Sacred Heart Hospital for their wonderful care. A private burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, Barronett.

Robert E. Stariha

Robert E. Stariha, 89, Shell Lake, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Terraceview Living Center in Shell Lake. He was born Nov. 24, 1924, in Shell Lake, to Edward and Catherine (Fahey) Stariha, graduated from Shell Lake High School in May of 1941 and entered the U.S. Merchant Marines on Dec. 7, 1941, serving in Europe for four years. He was married in Pine City, Minn., in June of 1948 to Gloria Engle, and they had two children. Bob farmed west of Shell Lake and Trego most of his life. During this time, Bob owned several businesses and was active in rental property management. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, reading, playing cards and discussing politics, religion and “the good old days” with relatives and friends. Bob was well-known for his

large, productive and beautifully maintained garden. He is survived by his son, Clinton (Marlene) Stariha, Shell Lake; his daughter, Eve (Rick) Wall, Missoula, Mont.; grandchildren, Danielle (Aaron) Stariha, Woodbury, Minn., Justin (Katie) Stariha, Spooner; and their children, Hailey and Haiden, Alison (Brett) Thorne, Missoula, Mont.; and their children, Taylor, Lucas; and Isaac Gretchen (Karl) Moritz, Missoula, Mont.; stepson, Matthew Lemke, Spooner, and his mother, Sue; his former wife, Lupe Medona, Yuma, Ariz.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Funeral services were held Feb. 18 at Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, with the Rev. Ray Heilborn officiating. Burial was  in Shell Lake Cemetery. Pallbearers were Justin Stariha, Paul Stariha, Mark Stariha, David Stariha, Brad Pederson and Andy Eiche.  The Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.

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by Judy Pieper

Isn’t it nice that we are finally having a couple of days at least of above zero weather? I don’t know how many days in a row I’ve looked at the thermometer in the morning and it’s been a few degrees below zero. When I looked out at about 5 a.m. Monday, it was already almost 20 above. Yea! We really need some warm weather. As you most likely know, the price of propane is a killer this year. I mentioned that we had it delivered a few weeks ago, and paid $5.30 a gallon for it, then a couple of weeks ago we paid $4.25 a gallon. I’m hoping this will last at least until the price drops under $2. Oh yeah, we love the four seasons up here. Shirley Overvig went to River Falls on Valentine’s Day to attend a musical, “The Lion King,” put on by students at her grandchildren’s school. Her granddaughter, Kalea, was one of the young actors, and is also the president of the fifth-grade council. Because of that lofty position in the class, Kalea was the student who presented the director, Mrs. Grayson, with a bouquet of flowers before the play. Shirley said that Kalea was very poised during the presentation and during the play, and that she was very proud other. She also decided that she must have gotten that part of her personality from her mom’s side of the family. Shirley is Kalea’s dad’s mother, you know. After the play Kalea’s younger sisters, Elizabeth and Addison, decided that they wanted to come back to Barronett with Grandma for a sleep over. They didn’t get back to Barronett until almost midnight on Friday, but they were all bright eyed and ready to have lots of fun outside on Saturday. Shirley went outside with them, grabbed some shovels, and they dug snow forts. Man, I wish I had that woman’s energy. Kalea couldn’t join in the sleep-over fun because she had a basketball tournament that weekend. The Stoughton Squirts hockey team traveled to Baldwin this past weekend to compete in the Baldwin Squirts Tournament. Austin Copus is a member of the Stoughton team and his dad, mom and sister, Jeff, Carmen and Autumn, were there to cheer them on. Suzy Lehmann and Jerry Marsh, who are Austin’s cousins, were also there cheering for Stoughton. Stoughton played an amazing game on Saturday and made it to the championship game on Sunday. They played against Wayzata for the championship, and, although they tried their


very best, lost by a score of 4 to 2. Sharai Hefty and Deb Lehmann — Red Brick Deb, not Corner Bar Deb — traveled to Minneapolis on Sunday to attend the play “The Naked I: Insides Out” at Twenty Percent Theatre Company. The play consisted of 25 monologs that were sent in by people in the area. Sharai said that the monologs were very well written and the acting was excellent. She said the play was very touching and informative. They had a question-and-answer session after the play, and the audience was asked for suggestions. Sharai said that her only suggestion was that they supply tissues to the audience. It sounded as though just about everyone, not only Sharai, could have used them. Sharai had signed up to usher at Barronett Lutheran this month, and, because they had to leave early Sunday morning, she called to ask if I would fill in for her. I told her I would be glad to, but that was before I knew that little Wrig Marsh was going to be an overnight guest at our place. Well, everything worked out just fine. Wrig, who will be 3 years old in July, handed out bulletins and said good morning to everyone as they came in, helped light the candles, ring the bell, and put out the candles at the end of the service. He got a little noisy during the sermon, so we went to the basement to play with the toys, but all in all he was a very good little boy. Oh, it happened to be Communion Sunday, but Shirley Overvig and Jennifer and Devon Snowbank volunteered to do that for me, so that worked out well, too. I went up to the church early, about 8:15 a.m., just in case the sidewalks needed shoveled, but was very happy to see that the sidewalks as well as the steps and ramp were entirely snow free. I’m not going to mention any names here, but the guy who did it isn’t even a member of our church. He gets upset with me every time I put his name in the paper. He used Duane’s skid steer to clean out the parking lot and did all that shoveling. He also cleaned out the driveway for our apartments and for our house. Thanks. We really appreciate it! Terry Goodrich is not only good at mooching food. Since he’s been unable to do any of his own heavy work, he’s also become an expert at supervising work done by others. For ex-

ample, recently two of his friends from Johnson Truck Bodies, Jeff and David, came over to his place and cleaned the snow off the roof of his 42’x72’ barn. Now, that’s a lot of roof to clean. He did feed them his homemade boiled dinner to keep their strength up, and was even able to send some of it home with them for their families. Terry appreciated the work they did very much. He really is unable to do it right now, and was worried about the roof collapsing from the weight. Did you have a nice Valentine’s Day? It was pretty lonesome here because Duane is trucking with Ryan Lehmann so he wasn’t at home. He did call and wish me a happy Valentine’s Day bright and early that morning. Ryan, on the other hand, didn’t get the memo. He completely forgot to mention it to Suzy when he talked to her. I suppose I’ll get blamed for that. It’s the duty of the mother-in-law to remind the son-inlaw of important dates, you know. I had a call on Saturday giving me some news that I know many of you are going to find very hard to believe. Bill Metnik called to tell me that he is now an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church. If you are one of those who know Bill, you are probably thinking exactly what I was, that he was playing some kind of joke on us. That is definitely not the case. By the time we were done with the conversation he had convinced me that he has honestly changed and is very serious about this. As an ordained minister, Bill said that he has the legal right to perform weddings, funerals and baptisms. He’s not sure what he’s going to do at this time, he knows he has some serious thinking to do, but he is very happy about the change, The pancake supper, hosted by members of the Barronett Civic Club, will be next Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 5-7 p.m. In addition to Greg Odden’s homemade pancakes, french toast, Louie’s sausage, coffee, juice and milk will be served. And, of course, it’s one of those all-you-care-to-eat-type suppers. Bring the family, visit with your friends, and enjoy a great meal for a small amount of money. I think that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Hopefully the warm weather will last a while so we can all get outside and do some fun stuff. See you next time.

by Marian Furchtenicht

It sure seemed good to have a few milder and brighter days and a big, bright full moon for Valentine’s night and for several nights after. It was so light all night. Folks are hoping for an early spring. Hope we won’t be disappointed. On Monday morning it was winter again. Lately, lots of snowmobilers are out, and some are enjoying skiing, including Vicki Lombard and Kelly Stoner. Dick and Charlotte Shover love to ski, too. The 41st Birkie is this weekend. So Hayward will be a busy place. One thing, there’s no lack of snow this year. I have been enjoying fresh fruit from Fort Meyers, Fla. It’s so nice to have dear friends and to be thought of in this brutal Wisconsin weather that they are missing out on. I got a call from Dan Rux in Mauston and was saddened to hear his mother, Wanda, had passed after a fall, striking her head and never retaining consciousness. She will have a service down there, and later this summer they plan to do a celebration of her life at their cabin here in the woods in West Sarona. Sympathy to her family.

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Dave and Cathy Stodola, Hudson, spent the weekend at his mom’s, so Virginia got to go to church and out to eat. Gloria Frey visited her mom, Dorothy Foltz, Rice Lake, on Monday and had coffee with sister Joann Paulson in Haugen on the way home. Andy and Emily Frey had Tuesday night supper with Grandma Gloria and Grampa Anton. Brian and Jessica Zimmerman hosted a birthday party Sunday for little son Broden who turned 1. There was a meal at Denelies in Spooner and then they went to their house for birthday cake and to open gifts. Grandma Marilyn and Auntie Renee attended. Belated wishes to the little guy. Was sad to hear that Kidders barn on Hilltop Road, Shell Lake, had burned recently and cattle were lost. A baby shower was held Saturday afternoon for Linda Slabaugh. It was held in the upstairs meeting room at Tony’s Riverside in Spooner. The shower was given by her sister, Corissa. There were 20 women attending. I stopped by the 95th birthday party for Flor-

by Pauline Lawrence

It was a beautiful day on Sunday while I was writing this. The sun was shining. Yes, I said the sun was shining. Been quite a while since it has shined but it was great to see it. Maybe spring is on the way. Yah know it’s less that 30 more days until spring. Yippee. A very happy anniversary to Nate and Becky Rudolph as they enjoy that special day together on Feb. 17 with many more to you. A very happy birthday to Tim Redding and also Sunshine Crosby, enjoying their day on Feb. 20. Have a wonderful day. Happy birthday to Martha Derrick and also to Jerry Butenhoff on Feb. 21. Feb. 23, a happy birthday to Lulu LaVeau as she enjoys her special day with many more to come. Feb. 24, a very happy birthday to our own Pam Brown as she enjoys that special day with more to come. Also it’s Roger Lundeen’s birthday. So happy birthday Roger. A very happy birthday to Cassie Lawrence as she celebrates her birthday Feb. 25. Have a great day Cassie. Birthday wishes go out to Curt Atkinson, Melissa Gerlach, Mike Ternberg, and Tracy Baumgart, all on Feb. 26. Have a wonderful day all of you. Last Sunday evening the barn on David Kidder’s farm burned. I understand they lost all their cattle. Sympathy to the Kidders. Celebrate National FFA week as it goes from Feb. 17-Feb. 21. Enjoy. Coming up March 9 it’s time to turn your clocks ahead one hour. March 9 is the day that Gordy’s takes over Dahlstroms Lakeside Market. Monday Diane Hulleman tells us she made 10 pounds of fudge at Terraceview Living Center, along with the help of the ladies. Diane says she also made eight large hearts of cookies and frosted them. Thursdaya the Terraceview ladies had a bake sale and also they gave wine they had made for a freewill offering. Diane says the food went fast and fierce. Tuesday evening, Diane went to the free clinic at Lakeview Medical Center. Thursday Diane went to Kathleen Hotchkisss’ funeral. Kathleen was the only daughter of Cy and Marge Atkinson and had 11 brothers. Friday Diane had lunch with the parish nurses at the Spooner Market and Grill. Sympathy to the family of Robert “Bob” Stariha, 89, who passed way at the Terraceview Living Center in Shell Lake on Feb. 14. Visitation was on Monday night with the funeral on Tuesday at the Skinner Funeral Home in Shell Lake. Bob is survived by his son, Clint, and his wife; daughter Eve and her husband; and a number of grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Congratulations to the Crosby family on the award they got. Their photo was in the Washburn County Register. It

takes a lot of hard work by everyone to get this award given by the NFO. Saturday, Feb. 15, was the beautiful wedding of Austin Sibley and Kara Spears. It was at the Full Gospel Church in Shell Lake. Groomsmen were the groom’s best friend, his dad and two brothers-in-law. Bridesmaids were the bride’s best friend and her three sisters. The reception and dance were held at the Lakeview Event Center. Kara works as a surgical nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. The groom also works in Eau Claire. We wish the newlyweds many years of happiness. Kara is the fourth daughter of Mike and Kathy Spears and the last daughter to marry. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Audrey Dopp, 92, who passed away. She was married to Lawrence Dopp. She is Diane Hulleman’s sister-in-law. I see deer tracks in cornfields. They’re after what little corn they can find. It’s a shame that deer aren’t allowed to be fed. You know I don’t think there are many fishermen out this winter, or I haven’t heard of many. I guess the snow is too deep to start with and then it’s to dig down to the ice. Friday morning, Loretta VanSelus was treated by her honey to breakfast at Nick’s. Afterward Butch watched the sheep shearing at his neighbor’s. Loretta frosted her valentine cookies in between. Loretta called Foxxy’s and found they are closed. They enjoyed a wonderful supper at Lehmann’s in Rice Lake. Coming home they enjoyed a piece of birthday cake Butch had bought her and then Loretta got calls from her children wishing her a happy birthday. Marjean sent a floral arrangement. The VanSeluses enjoyed watching the Olympics. So it’s a happy birthday to Loretta with many more to come on Feb. 14. Sunday two big cattle trucks with big trailers pulled into the yard to load up a huge bunch of Richy’s Angus steers. When they left the trailers were a-dragging. Noah Lauterbach spent Friday and Saturday night at the Marie and Warren Quam’s. Jane Lauterbach came Sunday afternoon to get her son. Saturday found Diane Hulleman driving to Chetek to her daughter, Ginny Schnell’s, and from there the two gals drove to Elk Mound to Amanda and Aaron Bernais and 9-monthold Jackson’s. The girls got to see the Bernais’ home that they recently bought and moved into. And of course, while there, Diane and Ginny got to spoil that little sweetheart Jackson. Sunday found Diane with her two daughters, Jackie Perlt and Mattie and Colleen Jensen and daughter Izzy. The gals then took in the barn dance at Dave and Pam Dunn’s. They said there were a lot of people there and it was really enjoyable. To Roger and Mavis Flach, may you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!

ence Millard at the Spooner Methodist church. Lots of folks were there to help a very special, young-acting, active, dear lady celebrate. Many more are wished. Her daughter, Barb Anderson, had mailed some invites to the farther away elders, had it in the newspaper for those that still read the papers, emailed some of the middle-aged, put it on Facebook and texted some for the younger ones, just to cover everyone. Signs of the times. Mavis Schlapper, of Sarona way, took in Florence Millard’s birthday bash on Saturday afternoon. Last week, Libby DeTrent traveled to Chicago to visit her daughter, Laura, and two grands, Hazel and Vivian, when Laura’s husband, Brian Krumm, was in LA performing with his band. Libby and Laura attended a fundraiser at Laura’s school. Sam DeTrent’s mother passed away last week in Davenport, Iowa. There will be a private funeral in the spring. Sympathy is extended. Grandson Ryan and kids, Jillian and Jaxson, visited on Sunday. Jillian was selling Girl Scout cookies, and her mom was busy at a Lia Sophia show for which she is an adviser. Jessica Haynes is also selling Girl Scout cookies in our area. I enjoyed Valentine’s supper at Roger and Cindy Furchtenicht’s on Thursday night. Along CTH D, just west of Sarona, there’s a new snow fence so snow doesn’t drift on the road there. This snow fence takes the place of the old wooden type. Sure helps this year. Sympathy to the family of well-known Bob Stariha, 89, Shell Lake, who passed away on Valentine’s Day. The funeral was at Skinner’s Funeral Home in Shell Lake on Tuesday. Birthday wishes to Nancy Posta, Erick Haynes, Jacob Seever, Chad Daniels and Mary Jo Frey, Feb. 20; Jim Campbell, Becky Hall and Seth Symond, Feb. 21; Kari Gamboni, Kayla Zaloudek, Amber Kemp and Carol Anderson, Feb. 22; Mary Kubista, Charlotte Prock, Feb. 23; Bill Pfluger and Gerald Bredlau, Feb. 24; Roger Lundeen, Mary Krantz, Deanne Krugar and Marion Bray, Feb. 25; Mike Gallo, Doriee Zimmerman, Stacey Fox and Nathan Odden, Feb. 26. Have a good one! Did you know 9 million people share the same birth date as you? A very happy anniversary is wished for Tyler and Mary VanMeter Gustafson on Feb. 20.


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by Helen V. Pederson

It was kind of blustery outside on Monday with the snow and strong wind. Some schools in Minnesota were closed because of the weather. Shell Lake was closed because of a winter break. It was Presidents Day on Monday so no mail, and government offices were closed. We just have to watch the weather and the Olympics. Not much news here in Heart Lake. I think because of the cold weather and the Olympics. First, I want to thank all of you who sent me cards at

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We were joined by Jeff and Brent Pederson. Charlotte Thompson stopped in to visit me on Sunday, and we had a real nice time talking of old times. She also stopped to see Vera Donatell. Arlys Santiago has been taking care of animals on Long Lake, and, of course, she takes her cat, Lucy, with her. The food that doesn’t get more expensive is food for thought. Have a good week.

by Mary Nilssen

I hope each of you had a very special Valentine’s Day and treated your sweetie to something wonderful. Dave and I had a special day, as the kids arrived from Arizona. The family had a super meal prepared by chefs Dave, my husband, and Curt and Paul, our sons-in law.  They set  our dining room table with my grandmother’s dishes and cut glassware and we had a beautiful candlelight meal, complete with dinner music.  It’s not very often the kids get to Wisconsin in the winter, so they took full advantage of it with going to see the ice caves on Lake Superior at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore near

Cornucopia and of course took in lots of snowmobiling. Those ice caves were something to behold.  Lots of people and lots of walking.  I’m sure they will have plenty of stories to share with their friends when they go back home. Well, it’s hard to believe that the Birkie is this weekend.  There should be plenty of snow for a perfect race.  I wish all participants lots of luck and hope every skier will be safe. If you are interested in a breakfast buffet on Birkie weekend,  the Black Bear in Stone Lake will be open both

Saturday and Sunday. You can find them online at Please remember that on Saturday, March 1, the Stone Lake Pub will be donating 50 cents per beverage sold from 6 p.m. to midnight to the Stone Lake Fire Department.  This will be the first of several upcoming events to help local charities and organizations. If you have any news or special events you would like  to share with others, please call or email me at 715-8654008 or

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Zachariah W. Groat, Spooner, criminal trespass to dwelling, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld; criminal damage to property, $1,740.50, probation, sent. withheld; theft, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld; bail jumping, $268.00, probation, sent. withheld; possession of THC, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Michael C. Hess, Frederic, resisting or obstructing an officer, $243.00, local jail, costs; operating while revoked, $299.00. Daniel J. Luba, East Troy, OWI, $1,424.00, local jail, license revoked 24 months, ignition interlock. Timothy E. Moeller, Birchwood, credit card fraudulent use, $9,286.50. Daniel A. Polson, Spooner, OWI, $1,109.00, local jail, license revoked 1 year. Justin D. Blanchette, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Gerold B. Featherly, Pembine, disorderly conduct, $243.00, local jail, other sentence; bail jumping, $243.00, local jail, other sentence. Scott A. Fogelberg, Shell Lake, disorderly conduct, $243.00, local jail, costs; resisting or obstructing an officer, $243.00, local jail, costs. Jessica L. Hotchkiss, Haugen, resisting or obstructing an officer, $243.00, local jail, other sentence, twice; bail jumping, $243.00, local jail; disorderly conduct, $243.00, local jail; battery, $243.00, local jail. Brian R. Mundt, Weyerhaeuser, burglary, $113.00, state prison, extended supervision; criminal damage to property, $5,938.93, local jail, restitution; forgery, $375.00, state prison, extended supervision. Joshawa E. Ness, Spooner, issue worthless check(s), $243.00, probation, sent. withheld, five times. Nicole M. Thompson, Shell Lake, disorderly conduct or obstructing an officer, $538.95, restitution.

Alyssa R. Ahlgren, Hayward, inattentive driving, $187.90. Gene R. Anderson, Springbrook, seat belt violation, $10.00. Christian L. Breutzmann, Trego, nonregistration of auto, $175.30. Amanda R. Cadotte, Duluth, Minn., operating while suspended, $200.50. Terry J. Christensen, Ringsted, Iowa, speeding, $175.30. Jennifer E. Colbert, Minong, speeding, $250.90. Bryon C. Conner, Superior, operating without valid license, $200.50; seat belt violation, $10.00. Rebecca J. Darkow, Birchwood, nonregistration of auto, $175.30. Douglas A. Dennis, Minong, display unauthorized vehicle registration plate, $238.30. Leland M. Doriott, Sarona, operating vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Thomas H. Elliott, Shell Lake, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Hannah R. Hodgett, Shell Lake, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Hosen Brothers Trucking, Hancock, violate Class A highway weight limits, $336.09. Jayne J. Jones, Spooner, speeding, $175.30. LCO Development Corp., Hayward, violate Class A highway weight limits, $500.00; violate Class A highway weight limits, $2,000.00.

Ryan P. Lord, Turtle Lake, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Rebekah R. McAllister, Spooner, operating while suspended, $200.50; OWI, $817.50, license revoked, alcohol assessment. Kimberly J. Moravec, Spooner, operating while suspended, $200.50; seat belt violation, $10.00; operating without insurance, $200.50. Danielle L. Nordin, Duluth, Minn., driving too fast for conditions, $213.10; drink open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $263.50. Danielle R. Paul, Cottage Grove, Minn., place, use, hunt wild animals with bait, $343.50. Laura L. Polichnia, Rice Lake, minor possess or purchase tobacco, $162.70. Steven T. Reindahl, Clayton, seat belt violation, $10.00. Steven R. Rooney, Chippewa Falls, operate snowmobile illegally on or in the vicinity of highways, $200.50. Timothy J. Shimek, Prior Lake, Minn., snowmobile owner permit unauthorized operation, $187.90. Miriam M. Stodola, Sarona, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Stephan J. Temple, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00; operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Jena M. Unseth, Cable, OWI, $887.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment.


Shell Lake Municipal Water Utility customers are asked to please run a pencil-sized stream of water from one tap until further notice. The utility will adjust your bill for the additional volume. If you have any questions, please call the City Administrator’s office at 715-468-7679, Mitch Brown, Public Works Director 600049 26-27r

NOTICE OF CHANGE IN ADOPTED BUDGET SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SHELL LAKE Notice is hereby given, in accordance with the provisions of Wisconsin Statute 65.90(5)(a), that the School Board of Shell Lake, on February 10, 2014, adopted the following changes to previously approved budgeted 2013-14 amounts. The following presents only adopted budget line items with changes. Unchanged line items are not presented. CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND (FUNDS 41, 48, 49) PREVIOUS AMENDED APPROVED APPROVED ACCOUNT AMOUNT AMOUNT CHANGE LINE ITEM CODE $ $ $ Anticipated Revenue: Taxes 211 30,000.00 30,000.00 0.00 State aid - General Enter 0.00 0.00 0.00 Total Anticipated Revenue 30,000.00 30,000.00 0.00 Expenditure Appropriations: Undifferentiated Curriculum Enter 0.00 0.00 0.00 Regular Curriculum Enter 0.00 0.00 0.00 Support Services 255 000 0.00 246,685.24 246,685.24 Total Expenditure Appropriations 0.00 0.00 0.00 Projected Ending Fund Balance: Fund Balance, Restricted 900 000 240,615.43 23,930.19 (216,685.24) Projected Ending Fund Balance Enter 0.00 0.00 0.00

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the time of my brother, Abner’s, death. It helps to know you care. Peder Pederson, Cheri and Steve Minot, Eric, Michelle and Tanya were dinner guests of Lori and Bill Summer on Sunday. Arlys Santiago joined her Lions Club members for a Valentine’s dinner at the Lakeview on Thursday night. Last Wednesday, Sue Winner of Solon Springs came to take me to an appointment and to lunch at the Lakeview.

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(Feb. 19, 26, March 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY United States of America acting through Rural Housing Service (RHS), Successor in Interest to Farmers Home Administration, 5417 Clem’s Way, Stevens Point, WI 54482 Plaintiff vs. Donald S. Lammers 2071 11-1/2 Street Cumberland, WI 54829 John Doe & Mary Roe, Unknown Occupant(s) 221 Fourth Avenue Shell Lake, WI 54871 Washburn County Clerk of Circuit Court 10 Fourth Avenue P.O. Box 339 Shell Lake, WI 54871 Defendants Classification: 30404 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 13 CV 79 By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action on the 9th day of January, 2014, I or my designee will sell at public auction in the Lobby of the North Entrance to the Washburn County Courthouse, 10 - 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI, on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., all of the following described mortgaged premises, to-wit: Lot One (1), Block Four (4), City of Shell Lake Washburn County, Wisconsin PIN #: #65-282-2-38-13-25-5 15-530-518500. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 221 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: 10% of amount of bid by certified check payable to Clerk of Court at time of Sale. BALANCE DUE: Within ten (10) days after Confirmation of Sale Hearing to be held on March 31, 2014, payable to Clerk of Court. Dated at Shell Lake, Wisconsin this 28th day of January, 2014. Terrence C. Dryden, Sheriff Washburn County, Wisconsin Heywood, Cari & Anderson, S.C., is the creditor’s law firm and is attempting to collect a debt for the creditor. Any information the debtor provides to Heywood, Cari & Anderson, S.C., will be used for that purpose. Heywood, Cari & Anderson, S.C. Attorney for Plaintiff, Samuel R. Cari 816 Dominion Dr., Suite 100 P.O. Box 125 Hudson, WI 54016 715-386-5551 600181 WNAXLP


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Academic news LA CROSSE — The following local students completed degree requirements at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in December. The 49th-annual midyear commencement was held at the La Crosse Center Sunday, Dec. 15. Naida Bangsberg, Sarona, graduated with a Bachelor

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Peter Lenz, 25225 Grizzly Ct., Wyoming, MN 55092-8366 requests approval of a certified survey map to create two lots out of Pt. Gov. Lots 6 & 7, Lots 22-26, Pt. of private road west of east line Lot 26 extending south to northwest corner Lot 1 and west 1/2 Lots 18-21 Rolph’s Point (unrecorded plat), S6T37N-R12W, City of Shell Lake. Krista Anderson (Mary Elliott, agent), requests to rezone Lot 1, Block 5, First Addition (602 First (Lewis) Street), City of Shell Lake from the current Single-Family Residential (R-1) to General Commercial (C-1) for the purpose of relocating the Silver Shears Salon. Zoning Ordinance: Sec. 13-1-182. This request would also include consideration of a recommendation to amend the Land Use Section of the City of Shell Lake Comprehensive Plan be amended to show this parcel as commercial. Public hearings will be held on these matters Monday, March 3, 2014, at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall. Clint R. Stariha, Zoning Administrator 600340 27-28r


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(Feb. 19, 26, March 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT J. FLADTEN DOD: 7/24/2013 Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 14PR05 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth July 1, 1927, and date of death July 24, 2013, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of N6980 Lester Rd., Springbrook, WI 54875. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is May 30, 2014. 5. A claim may be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. Shannon Anderson Probate Registrar February 5, 2014 Katherine M. Stewart P.O. Box 364 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-9081 600182 Bar No.: 1005716 WNAXLP


The Northwest Regional Housing Program, representing the counties of Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn is now accepting applications from homeowners needing to make major repairs to windows, exterior doors, shingles, siding, insulation, furnaces, wiring, plumbing, water and sewer laterals, failing septic systems or wells; and other major home improvements. Approximately $1.7 million in funds is available to assist qualifying applicants make necessary repairs to owner- and renter-occupied housing units and to provide down payment assistance to qualifying families purchasing a home. Owner-occupied housing repairs and down payment assistance funds are available through a zero percent interest, deferred payment loan, while renter-occupied housing repair funds are in the form of a zero percent interest loan with a monthly payment plan up to 10 years. The Northwest Regional Planning Commission, based in Spooner, is administering the regional housing program. To determine if you may qualify and to get an application please contact Kim Gifford at 715635-2197. More information is available at 600103 27r,L

(Feb. 19, 26, Mar. 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff vs. PAUL URBANO; CURRENT OCCUPANTS OF W7815 DUNN LAKE ROAD, CASEY, WI 54801; PERSEN’S DUNN LAKE CONDOMINIUM; Defendants AMENDED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 13 CV 000057 Case Code No. 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on December 5, 2013, in the amount of $113,212.61, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: March 12, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale upon confirmation of the court. PLACE: Washburn County Courthouse North Entrance (aka North Steps) 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871 Property description: Unit No. 2 and so much of the undivided interest in the common areas and facilities appurtenant to such unit in the percentage specified and established in the hereinafter-mentioned declaration, in a condominium commonly known as Persen’s Dunn Lake Condominium, created under the Condominium Ownership Act Of The State Of Wisconsin by Declaration in the Office of The Register of Deeds for Washburn County, Wisconsin, as Document No. 289206, and by amendments thereto. The post office address of the above unit is W7815 Dunn Lake Road, Unit 2, Spooner Wisconsin. TAX KEY NO.: 65-014-2-40-1326-5 16-961-600500. PROPERTY ADDRESS: W7815 Dunn Lake Road, Casey, Wis. 54801, N/K/A W7815 Dunn Lake Road, Casey, Wis. 54801 N/K/A W7815 Dunn Lake Road, Spooner, Wis. 54801. Adam C. Lueck State Bar No. 1081386 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St., Suite 1125 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 599785 WNAXLP

SHELL LAKE SELF-STORAGE: Convenient, 24-hour access. Special low-cost boat storage. Call 715-468-2910. 2rtfc H I G H (Feb. 19, 26, Mar. 5) EFFICIENCY STATE OF WISCONSIN O U T D O O R CIRCUIT COURT WOOD FURNACE WASHBURN COUNTY from Central Boiler IN THE MATTER OF THE burns less wood. ESTATE OF 25-year warranty. MARK E. DURAND N o r t h w e s t Notice to Creditors Wisconsin Ent. (Informal Administration) Inc., 715-635-3511. 27rc Case No. 14 PR02

(Feb. 19, 26, Mar. 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff vs. GARY L. HANNA, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 12 CV 15 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on October 23, 2012, in the amount of $268,048.39, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: March 19, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following terms: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot 11, Wennerberg’s Shoreline Drive, in the City of Shell Lake, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 324 Wennenberg Shore Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871. TAX KEY NO.: 65-282-2-37-1205-1-2-5050. Dated this 15th day of January, 2014. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Russell J. Karnes Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1054982 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 600180 WNAXLP

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth April 29, 1956, and date of death October 6, 2013, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of N13710 Art Johnson Rd., Frog Creek, WI 54859. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is May 20, 2014. 5. A claim may be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, WI. Shannon Anderson Probate Registrar January 20, 2014 Attorney Daniel J. Krause Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC 144 Hickory Court Oregon, Wisconsin 54575 608-268-5751 600401 WNAXLP Bar No.: 1034752 (Feb. 12, 19, 26) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff vs. MICHAEL A. HENDRICKS, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 11 CV 234 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 5, 2012, in the amount of $57,346.96, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: March 12, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following terms: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: The East 1/2 of Lots 9 and 10, Block “G,” Scribner’s Second Addition to the City of Spooner, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 514 Rusk St., Spooner, WI 54801. TAX KEY NO.: 65-281-2-39-1230-5-15-631-704500. Dated this 10th day of January, 2014. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Dustin A. McMahon Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1086857 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 599784 WNAXLP




Youth basketball showcases area talent during Shell Lake tournament The Shell Lake fourth- and fifthgrade team, with a 3-1 record, took second place in the Shell Lake Youth Basketball Tournament held Saturday, Feb. 15. Shown back row (L to R): Brittany Clark, Grace Thomas, Brianna Williams and Hannah Green. Middle: Brooke Lehnherr, Kora Folstad, Raemie Hammac and Alexis McCracken. Addison Schroeder is in the front row with the ball. Makenna Anderson was not available for photo.

Spooner guard Marah Hanson gets a shot off as she is defended by Brooke Lehnherr and Hannah Green.

The Spooner fourth- and fifth-grade team played their first game of the season. They are just starting their basketball careers. Shown back row (L to R): Alexis Glaser, Shilo Hansen, Courtney Johannes, Gloria Stumph and Gabriela Nelson. Middle: Jazmin Hanson, Dana Bartz, Kyia Pfaff, Isabell Voltz and Kristina Aschbacher. Front: Cathryn Walker, Addison Schroeder breaks around Makaila Collins, Britta Solquist and Marah Hanson. Spooner defender Britta Solquist.

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Photos by Larry Samson Kyia Pfaff shoots while being defended by Kora Folstad and Makenna Anderson.

Shell Lake School Menu Breakfast Monday, Feb. 24: Bagel or mini cinnamon roll. Tuesday, Feb. 25: Cheddar and egg sandwich or 3-berry bar and cheese stick. Wednesday, Feb. 26: French toast sticks or ultimate breakfast round. Thursday, Feb. 27: Yogurt parfait or muffin. Friday, Feb. 28: Laker pizza or apple stick. Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/fruit and milk with their main item. Every day breakfast is free to all students.

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Lunch Monday, Feb. 24: Ham or turkey sandwich. Tuesday, Feb. 25: Burrito bowl. Wednesday, Feb. 26: Build a burger. Thursday, Feb. 27: Chicken nuggets. Friday, Feb. 28: Lasagna. Salad bar is served daily to all students. They will also have a daily alternate entrée choice of either sandwich pack: PB&J, flavored cracker and cheese stick or yogurt pack: Flavored fat-free yogurt with granola, flavored cracker and cheese stick.

Jeremy Bouchard is shooting from center court for $55 at halftime during the basketball game between Shell Lake and Clear Lake on Friday, Feb. 14. He did not make the shot but came very close. The 50/50 is a fundraiser for the basketball program. Bouchard was one of three to attempt a midcourt shot to win cash. — Photo by Larry Samson

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Little Rails teams build teamwork There are 39 third- and fourth-grade girls spending their free time learning the skills that will make them better ballplayers as they progress in the girls program. The future of the Spooner girls program looks bright with these young players.

Photos by Larry Samson

You’ve got to love the enthusiasm and attitude of these young ballplayers. Their shirt read, Of course I play better than you, I’m a girl! Sports helps to build sportsmanship and teamwork. Besides it is fun.

Annika Patrick leads the pack downcourt for the Spooner third- and fourth-grade little Rails game at halftime during the Spooner girls basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The young basketball players demonstrated to the fans the skills they are learning.

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