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Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 Vol. 125, No. 28 • Shell Lake, Wis.

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Warm welcome to the ice castle

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Local skiers finish at on top at Birkebeiner Page 7


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SHELL LAKE — Mitch Brown, Shell Lake public works director, would like to remind Shell Lake municipal water utility customers 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. — from Shell Lake City Hall ••• SPOONER- JoEllen Weathers, manager of the Palace Theatre in Spooner, announced Monday, Feb. 24, that the owner of the Stardust Drive-In Theater in Chetek, has offered to sell two 1-year-old digital projectors to the Palace Theater.  “So WHEN we reach our goal of $60,000 in 11 days we will now be able to fully convert our theaters to digital cinema,” Weathers wrote in excitement. Originally, Weathers only planned to convert one of the two cinemas in the 75-year-old theater to digital cinema due to the high expense.  Since starting the digital cinema conversion fundraising project on Jan. 6, a total of $48,313 has been raised through 380 project backers from across the globe.  To check out the project’s current progress go to and search The Palace Project. - with submitted information ••• NORTHWEST WISCONSIN - All Washburn County schools were closed due to the strong winter storm that hit the Upper Midwest Thursday night, Feb. 20. Those school districts included Shell Lake, Spooner, Birchwood and Northwood. The huge storm Thursday and Friday made for some of the worst road conditions in years in the area. It also posed some challenges for the American Birkebeiner Foundation, which held the 41st American Birkebeiner ski race over the weekend. More than 10,000 skiers were registered for the largest ski race in North America. The Sawyer County Record reported that the Junior Birkie was canceled due to the snowstorm.

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On Saturday, Feb. 15, Miss Shell Lake Dakota Robinson, Junior Miss Shell Lake Zayla Sturtze, Little Miss Shell Lake Jordan Lawrence, and Little Princess Cyrice Lehmann attended the 2014 Luck Winter Carnival parade, visited with the new royalty and enjoyed the ice castle. — Photo submitted

Washburn County Board

Budget-increase requests meet split board decision

Danielle Moe |Staff writer SHELL LAKE — The regular monthly meeting of the Washburn County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 18, involved discussion centered on requests to increase two county department budgets among other agenda items. “We are struggling to keep up, we are falling behind, we are not keeping up with the pace,” said Mike Keefe, county administrator, to the county board. The requests were for the administration and finance departments to receive additional funding for additional staffing.  Together the two requests  totaled $59,404. The administration department’s request of $9,404 was to make a current 85-percent position a full-time position.  According to Keefe, the department took a budget cut about three years ago, reducing one position to 85 percent,

and they have been trying to make it work at that level since. The finance department’s request was for $50,000 to establish a full-time account clerk position. The position workload would focus on W2, payroll, employee benefits, cross training in finance and other department-related tasks.  Supervisors Romaine Quinn, Steven Waggoner and David Haessig all agreed that the implementation of the position would free up more time for Keefe to do administrative work.  Neither department had the funds in their accounts to support the increased staff positions. “If this position is funded from forestry, at this time next year where would the funding come from,” pointed out Beth Esser, District 8 county board supervisor.  In order to finance See County board, page 4

Register reporter awarded WNA scholarship One of two honored by Wisconsin Newspaper Association MADISON - Two Wisconsin journalism students will each receive a $1,500 Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation scholarship at the group’s annual convention, set for Feb. 27-28 in Milwaukee. The scholarships are awarded annually to journalism students working toward associate or baccalaureate degrees. Abigail Becker and Danielle Moe will be recognized Friday, Feb. 28, during the convention’s Student Awards and Professional Networking Luncheon, held at the Milwaukee Marriott West in Waukesha.

Danielle Moe Moe is nearly one year into her reporting job at the Washburn County Register, owned by the Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association in Frederic. Her writing can also be found in the InterCounty Leader, a newspaper also owned by the ICCPA.  Moe attended college at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn., from 2006 to 2010 and will use the scholarship toward completing final credits needed for Danielle Moe her degree in journalism. See WNA, page 4

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Lake Park Alliance and Hope Fellowship Churches host father-daughter dance John Bodzislaw brought his 3-year-old daughter, Audrianna, to the father-daughter dance.

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With three older brothers, Shania Swan enjoys this special time with her father, Joe. On this night she does not have to share him with anyone. Bill Allard brought his daughter, JoAnna, and his granddaughter, Harmony, to the father-daughter dance in Shell Lake.

It was a night of dancing for DJ Maska and his 6-year-old daughter, Ashlyn. Dan Buckman brought his daughters, Katie and Abbie. The dance was a special time for the fathers and their daughters to spend the night dining and dancing.

Tom Crosby paused for a photo with his little daughters Alysia and Josie, who wore their special dresses to the father-daughter dance hosted by the Lake Park Alliance Church and Hope Fellowship Church in the Shell Lake Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 22.

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Spooner’s SAVE is now a “thriving school,” says administrator Board approves addition of 4K Danielle Moe |Staff writer SPOONER - The Spooner Area School District Board of Education approved the addition of a 4-year-old kindergarten class to the Spooner Area Virtual Education Academy including other agenda items at the meeting held on Monday, Feb. 24. “SAVE is no longer just an idea but is now a thriving school,” said Kate McKinney, SAVE Academy administrator. In its first year, the SAVE Academy is a Spooner School District charter virtual school that has 29 students enrolled, ranging from kindergarten through grade 12. McKinney reported to the board that the school expects enrollment to grow in the next school year and has received notice of nine students interested in a 4-year-old kindergarten program. Dr. Donald Haack, superintendent, explained to the board that the charter school’s paperwork filed with the Internal Revenue Service specified that the school

Spooner School Board member Robert Hoellen considers the spelling of cavalier in an impromptu spelling bee held during the school board meeting on Monday, Feb. 24, as fellow board member, Nate Eichorst, looks on. – Photo by Danielle Moe served students in kindergarten through grade 12, but not 4-year-old kindergarten. According to Haack, the district will pay out more than it will get back in the first two years, but he estimated that the district should break even in the third year of the program. Board member Robert Hoellen stated he had received an email from a concerned community member stating their opposition to adding the 4-year-old kin-

dergarten program to the SAVE Academy. The board approved the resolution to add the 4-year-old kindergarten program to the SAVE Academy on a 4-1 voice vote. Hoellen voted against the resolution. A cooperative agreement between the Spooner and Shell Lake school districts was approved by the Spooner School Board. The agreement arose after a Shell Lake student, unknown to administration, began attending a commercial driver licensing class at the Spooner High School. According to Haack, the agreement will only apply to this individual student, but the district will consider similar requests on a case-by-case basis in the future. Two positions for middle school track coaches were approved by the board. Kari Pierce and Bruce Lillyblad were the only applicants to the positions but have previous coaching experience. “Kari has helped out with the Spooner boys hoops club the past few years and is a Spooner resident. Bruce has experience coaching high school track and several other youth sports,” said Haack. The board also accepted the resignation of Barb Schuler as school psychologist at

the end of the school year. According to Haack, Schuler has been the school psychologist for two years. Several donations to the district were also accepted by the school board. Glen Clayton of Hayward Ace Hardware donated three totes full of paint samples to the Spooner Elementary School. Haack said that they would be used in the art program. Andy Mulcher and Danny Ferrell donated $500 from the Danny Ferrell memorial fund to the Spooner Elementary School library fund. Thea Kronlund donated $15,000 for playground equipment at Spooner Elementary School. The equipment was delivered on New Year’s Eve and is waiting for spring to be set up. Spooner Machine donated metal materials to be used in the high school metal shop production technology class and Kwik Trip donated $95 from the Milk Moola program. “It is awesome there is so much generosity out there, thank you, thank you all,” said Hoellen.

Supervisor accepts decision Danielle Moe | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — “I am just going to let it go and it is OK for me but I just wonder about the next guy that gets removed, this is a very slippery slope that they (the county board) are going down,” said Tim Brabec, District 12 Washburn County Board supervisor. An email from Steven Sather, chairman of the Washburn County Board of Supervisors, sent Sunday, Feb. 2, informed Brabec 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,” said Sather in the email. Jeffery Kohler, Washburn County corporation counsel, said that Sather sent the email after consulting with him. In the email Sather stated that Brabec would retain his position as representative of District 12.  Brabec said he questioned the competency of the human resources personnel benefits director during interviews for the vacant disabilities benefits specialist position at a meeting Friday, Jan. 31. “I spoke freely and honestly and I guess you could say I am being punished for it,” Brabec said on Tuesday, Feb. 11.  In a phone conversation on Thursday, Feb. 20, Brabec said the agenda for the Washburn County Board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, gave him no opportunity to bring up what had occurred, and he doubted that

Sather would have allowed discussion anyway. 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. Michael 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.  “I am just going to let it go, I have had a few calls in support and the employees are still backing me 100 percent,” said Brabec on Thursday, Feb. 20.

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. Brabec said he feels that had he filed for re-election he would not have been removed from the committees.  Brabec served on the personnel, public property/land sale, solid waste, and aging and disability services committees.  On Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the regular monthly meeting of the Washburn County Board of Supervisors, Sather appointed Nell Lee to the aging and disability services committee. Lester Fiedler to the personnel committee and public property committees to replace Brabec. He also appointed Dave Wilson to the law enforcement committee.  

LEPC recognizes longtime member; elects officers Danielle Moe |Staff writer SHELL LAKE - A committee member was recognized for her years of service on the local emergency planning committee and reports were heard from Carol Buck, Washburn County Emergency Management director, during the annual LEPC meeting held on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Washburn County Law Enforcement Center. Six of the 12 committee members were present for the meeting. Those present included Beth Esser, Rick Coquillette, Gregory Krantz, Lori Bina, Carol Buck, Jonathan Hagen and Todd Amundson.  Buck presented Lori Bina, Washburn County Human Services director, with a plaque to honor her for her years of service on the committee.  Bina will retire from her position with the county on Friday, Feb. 28. “Thank you, I feel real proud to have worked here,” said Bina.  Bina began working for the county in 1999 as a longterm support supervisor and was made director of human services in 2007.  Jim LeDuc, mental health and AODA super-

Lori Bina, Washburn County Human Services director, accepts a plaque in honor of her years of service on the local emergency planning committee from Carol Buck, Washburn County Emergency Management director (right). – Photo by Danielle Moe

visor for the county, will become the next health and human services director and replace Bina on the LEPC. An election of officers took place with Coquillette and Esser elected to the two available positions. Coquillette was elected as chair of the committee and Esser was elected as vice chair. Buck reported to the committee that she had reviewed several documents and explained that the only changes made were updates to the countywide Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act plan, the off-site facility plan and corrections to the EPCRA.  All changes and updates to any documents that fall under the jurisdiction of the LEPC must be approved by the committee and then approved by the state. “I removed an inactive facility, which was the Shell Lake Cooperative C-Store,” said Buck.  Other information that was updated included adding the tabletop exercise, removing a document pertaining to a local hazardous response team, as the county has no such team, adding and retitling the emergency planning committee

and hazardous materials planning section for 2014 in addition to adding two new appendixes. Buck reported only one hazardousmaterials compliance issue that stemmed from a misunderstanding of the procedure to submit a report stating no hazardous materials were at that location. “We had a conversation and got him back on track,” said Buck. “We had a hazmat training exercise at the Shell Lake Fire Department this year,” Buck reported.  The training involved a staged scenario with a crashed airplane in a hangar at the Shell Lake airport. On top of the airplane being trapped, responders had to deal with barrels of unidentified substances and jet fluid on the ground.  The second in command of the Shell Lake Fire Department and the Shell Lake Police Department took charge of the exercise. “It was a very good afternoon training and pretty impressive … everybody participated and felt comfortable aiding,” said Esser.

Barron Electric donates electric water heaters to Spooner Fire Department SPOONER — Barron Electric Cooperative recently donated two lifetime-warranty Marathon electric water heaters to the Spooner Fire Department. The new fire station is located on the east side of Hwy. 63, across from O’Reillys. Darren Vik, fire chief, said, “We respond to approximately 100 calls per year and serve 11 townships plus the city of Spooner; we also provide mutual aid to other fire departments. We really appreciate Barron Electric’s ongoing support of our fire district.” Dallas Sloan, general manager of Barron Electric Cooperative, said, “The Spooner Fire Department provides a valuable service to the rural area, which is served by Barron Electric.” Funds for Barron Electric donations are derived from the Federated Youth Foun-

dation, an administrative trust overseeing unclaimed capital credits of former members. Barron Electric has served the rural area since 1936, and currently provides electricity to over 18,000 members. — from Barron Electric

Jerry Nielsen, firefighter for the Spooner Fire Department, is shown with Barron Electric directors Arlyn Helm and Mike Baker. Barron Electric donated two lifetime-warranty Marathon electric water heaters for the fire department’s new fire station, which were installed in the apparatus building and the administrative and training building. — Photo submitted



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Helping animals Rescued Tails Animal Sanctuary has spent the last eight years working to save the lives of animals, much like two nonprofit programs that have recently made an appearance in our northern communities. The first program is The Winston Project directed by Kathy Schoener. The Winston Project is a low-cost spay/neuter program that assists residents with the costs associated with the spay and neuter of cats. This nonprofit program has had broad community support from local businesses and residents, and it has had great success in its infancy with 14 cats altered during its kick-off campaign in November/December 2013. The Winston Project has had 10 cats altered in the month of February and currently has 12 cats on a waiting list for their spay/neuter surgeries. The second nonprofit program helping people and animals is Farm, Feral and Stray directed by Tanya Borg. The mission of Farm, Feral and Stray is to humanely manage (rather than kill) free-roaming cat populations by implementing trap-neuter-return, with the ultimate goal being zero population growth of these cats. Both of these programs are truly visionary in the world of animal rescue and are part of the no-kill movement in which lives are saved and not needlessly

destroyed. There are hundreds of communities of every conceivable demographic (rich/poor, large/small, conservative/ liberal, northern/southern, urban/rural) across America that have become no-kill, and they are saving in excess of 90 percent of all companion animals. Some of these shelters are in fact opendoor facilities, meaning they take in all animals brought to them. At these shelters you will find dedicated, compassionate workers who go about their daily business with smiles on their faces knowing that they are saving lives. The animals do not cry in cages and suffer. These animals are able to run, play and receive the loving attention they deserve while waiting to be adopted. We have seen it, participated in it and believe in it. If you would like to find out more about the no-kill movement please visit and find out how you can make a difference and save the lives of more animals. Dedicated people like Schoener and Borg are already part of the no-kill movement and are bringing positive change to the animal welfare community. By working together, we can make a difference and save more lives. Dana Herman RTAS – Shell Lake

Assembly Committee passes Turtle Lake TIF district fix

County board/from page 1 the requests, Keefe explained that the funds to support the requests came from the forestry department because the 2014 county budget had already been set. Supervisors Andrew Eiche and Gregory Krantz suggested the board hear from Nicole Tims, county treasurer, on sharing an employee between the treasury and finance departments before making a decision on the finance department’s request.  After an approximately 40-minute discussion, on a unanimous roll call vote, the board approved an amended resolution to increase the administration department’s budget by $9,404 to fund the full-time position.  The resolution to increase the finance department’s request was tabled on a 12-to-five roll call vote. Sally Peterson, Washburn County resident and mayor of the city of Shell Lake, spoke before the board regarding two issues involving the county that she

was concerned about. The first issue involved the allegation of the consumption of alcohol on county premises by county management employees. “You (county board) purport to treat all employees the same as stated in the employee handbook you approved and enacted.  I would hope the situation is dealt with sternly and with quick action,” said Peterson. The second issue dealt with the county dubbing former employees as disgruntled employees when they come to the county with concerns.  Peterson emailed all county board supervisors on her concerns with the issue. “I ask each of you to please keep in mind there are always two sides to a story and I ask you, as our elected officials, to see both sides for yourselves,” said Peterson. 

WNA/from page 1 In addition to reporting, Moe manages the Washburn County Register’s Facebook page and website, wcregisteronline. com. In 2009, she received the Gannett Foundation-Times Media Don “Chief” Casey Scholarship for the potential she displayed in her coursework at St. Cloud State. She was a contributing writer for the college’s newspaper, the University Chronicle, and interned for the Sawyer County Record in Hayward during the summer of 2009.  “Danielle has a rare gift of being naturally curious coupled with a talent for storytelling, capped off with a humble and wonderful personality. We are fortunate to be part of her early career in journalism,” Inter-County Leader editor Gary King wrote, in recommending Moe for the scholarship.  

Abigail Becker Becker is a junior in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. A native of St. Louis, Becker hopes to start a long-term journalism career upon her graduation in 2015, starting with a focus in hyper-local reporting. She joined the staff of The Daily Cardinal indepen-

dent student newspaper during her first year at UW-Madison. At the Cardinal, she has worked as a news reporter, daily news desk editor, social media manager and is currently the editor in chief. “I believe the future of journalism lies in strong reporting Abigail Becker packaged alongside online story versions, multimedia components and digital elements,” Becker said. WNA’s membership includes 31 daily and 192 weekly newspapers. The Wisconsin Newspaper Association was established in 1853 and is among the oldest press associations in the world. Created by and for Wisconsin’s newspapers, WNA exists to strengthen the newspaper industry, enhance public understanding of the role of newspapers, and protect basic freedoms of press, speech and the free flow of information. - from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association

Deutsch announces for Senate Sen. Bob Jauch and Rep. Stephen Smith met with Turtle Lake Village Trustee Ken Mendly, village clerk/treasurer Danielle Maxwell-Parker (center) and village President Sheryl Gehrman (right) on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Madison after a public hearing discussing Turtle Lake TIF fix legislation. — Photo submitted

Jauch and Smith applaud bipartisan effort; state Assembly expected to take up bill soon MADISON — A bipartisan legislative effort to protect the taxpayers of Turtle Lake took an important step forward Tuesday, Feb. 18, as the Assembly Committee on State and Local Finance passed legislation that will assure that a biodigester located in a tax incremental financing District will continue to meet its obligation in paying the community back on its investments. Since September, Sen. Bob Jauch, DPoplar, and Rep. Stephen Smith, D-Shell Lake, have been working with Turtle Lake officials who had discovered that a budget item exempting property taxes from synthetic gas energy system would severely burden Turtle Lake taxpayers because a local biodigester, Green Whey, valued at approximately $23 million, would be removed from the village’s overall valuation. In an effort to assist in the development of Green Whey, Turtle Lake officials established a tax incremental financing district and invested almost $1 million in infrastructure improvements with the expectation that the business would improve the economy and increase the community tax base. The budget property-tax exemption literally wiped out most of the obligation for the business to pay property taxes to the community, leaving other property

taxpayers shouldering the burden of paying off the TIF district. Turtle Lake officials applauded the committee vote and thanked Jauch and Smith as well as Rep. Dean Knudson, RHudson, for listening to their concerns and bringing this legislation forward. “Had we known that Green Whey would be property-tax exempt, we would never have agreed to include them in our TIF district, and we would have approached the entire project differently,” said Sheryl Gerhman, village president. “We appreciate the Legislature’s recognition of the importance of keeping the TIF District solvent and protecting the citizens and businesses of Turtle Lake.” The northern lawmakers said that conversations with both the administration and the Legislature made it clear that their colleagues were unaware that this business was located in a TIF and that the tax exemption would have such a significant impact on local taxpayers. “We are delighted that once our colleagues recognized the inadvertent consequences of the tax exemption on Turtle Lake that we were able to work across party lines to find a fair and responsible compromise. The bipartisan agreement protects the taxpayers while recognizing the vital role of tax increment districts which provide communities the tools to improve the economy.” The bill received bipartisan support and was expected to be taken up by the full Assembly as early as Thursday, Feb. 20. — from the office of Sen. Jauch

RICE LAKE — Dane Deutsch, local small-business owner, announced his candidacy for Wisconsin’s 25th State Senate District. The 25th District is currently represented by state Sen. Bob Jauch, who recently announced his retirement.    Deutsch cited the need for northern Wisconsin to have an experienced and independent voice representing them in Madison.  “Too often party politics gets in the way of doing what’s best for the hardworking families of Wisconsin,” said Deutsch.  “I want to go to Madison, put partisanship aside and work to solve the challenges facing northern Wisconsin as well as our state.  We need a government that is focused on getting people back to work, while being a responsible steward of the taxpayers money. Deutsch developed the leadership skills necessary to be an effective state senator as an officer in the United States Air Force and as owner-operator of three companies:  Deutsch’s Gymnastics Training Center, DCS Netlink and the Leader-

ship Management Development Center, a leadership and character education company. “My number one priority in Madison will be getting people back to work and growing our economy.” He concluded by saying, “I look forward to meeting the voters of the 25th District and discussing how we can move our state forward together.”   Deutsch is a graduate of UW-Superior and UWDeutsch Stout with a master ’s degree in information communications technology.  He currently resides in Rice Lake with his wife, Katharine Joy.  They raised four children,  Tobiah, Moses, Sarah and Israel, and have four grandchildren. The election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4. — from Friends of Dane Deutsch

Smith bill passes

MADISON — Assembly Bill 432, authored by state Rep. Stephen Smith, D-Shell Lake, passed the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities on Tuesday, Feb. 18. This bill, also known as the UW Provisions Bill, puts more of an emphasis on price factors for the UW System’s large-scale food contracts and its bidding process. “Today I had the great pleasure of seeing an excellent bill get passed through this committee. I care deeply about this bill and have worked hard to ensure that it benefits the great state of Wisconsin,” stated Smith. The University of Wisconsin System purchases millions of dollars’ worth of food each year for their facilities around the state, including campus dormitories, student unions and sports facilities. Although a number of Wisconsin food service vendors are well positioned to

competitively meet these needs, university purchasing policy has sometimes resulted in significant contracts being awarded to companies outside of Wisconsin, and awarded based on factors other than price. Assembly Bill 432 renegotiates the UW System’s bidding process to more accurately recognize cost efficiency. “I am excited to give Wisconsin food service vendors the opportunity to provide excellent products to the University of Wisconsin System. I think it is important to utilize the first-rate resources we have in Wisconsin and capitalize on the great prices, great products and great connections,” said Smith. Smith is hopeful that Assembly Bill 432 will have an opportunity to be brought before the full state Assembly for a vote before the current legislative session concludes. — from the office of Rep. Smith


Dunbar retires dental practice Danielle Moe |Staff writer SHELL LAKE — Dr. Edward Dunbar of Shell Lake Dental has decided to retire from the dental profession after 40 years in the vocation.   The dental office in Shell Lake closed its doors Jan. 31.  Unable to find the right dentist for the Shell Lake business, Dunbar merged his practice with Arrowhead Family Dental of Rice Lake.  “We are very disappointed that we were unable to find the right dentist for the Shell Lake location in spite of an aggressive effort,” said Dunbar.  The patients of Shell Lake Dental have received notice of the merger between Shell Lake and Arrowhead Dental practices.  Arrowhead Dental recently expanded its practice to two dentists, Dr. Jon Delf and Dr. Kyle Carlton, allowing it to absorb Shell Lake Dental patients and staff.  “I have appreciated the opportunity to

have provided dental care for Shell Lake and the surrounding communities for many years,” said Dunbar. Dunbar has been practicing dentistry in Shell Lake for the past 37 years and said he has enjoyed serving the community in that time.  He attributes the longevity of his business to the support received from patients and staff. The time spent with staff and the relationships built through the many people he has had the opportunity to work with hold some of his favorite memories.  Growing connections with his patients and their families over the years is something that will be missed but, “I hope these relationships will continue outside of the dental office,” said Dunbar.    With no concrete plans in retirement, Dunbar looks forward to spending more time with his family and in the outdoors.   Dunbar and his wife, Mary, have three children and seven grandchildren. 

Shell Lake Dental has been merged with Arrowhead Family Dental of Rice Lake after Dr. Edward Dunbar retired on Jan. 31. — Photo by Danielle Moe

Area news at a glance HAYWARD — After serving customers for many years on 5th Street, the Hayward DMV Customer Service Center will close its doors on Wednesday, Feb. 26, and move to a new location at 15614 Windrose Lane, Suite 340, Hayward. The new facility will open its doors to customers at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 3. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday and Wednesday. The Hayward DMV Customer Service Center only processes driver’s license, identification card and disabled parking transactions; it is unable to process vehicle-related transactions such as titles or registration renewals. The DMV would like to remind all customers that many services such as license plate registration renewal and vehicle titling do not require a trip to a customer service center and can be handled online, through the mail or by other third-party service providers. For more information, check the official Wisconsin DMV website: — from DMV ••• AMERY — Amery Police Chief Tom Marson, 55, is facing a charge of driving while intoxicated after he skidded his private vehicle into a ditch on Hwy. 46 and CTH A, south of Amery, at just before midnight on Saturday, Feb. 15. He was off duty at the time. According to the probable cause report filed by the Polk County Sheriff’s department, Marson had called the county dispatch office to report that his car had slid into the ditch and that he

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners Feb. 18 - $30 Brock Daehler, Belvidere, Ill. Feb. 19 - $30 Juanita Broennimann, Severn, Md. Feb. 20 - $30 Fuernot Farms Inc., Sarona Feb. 21 - $30 William C. Holmson, Shell Lake

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Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2013 High Low Precip. Feb. 17 15 -14 Feb. 18 25 3 Feb. 19 33 -1 trace mixed precip. Feb. 20 11 -4 Feb. 21 20 -11 Feb. 22 29 8 2.0” snow Feb. 23 27 14 1.5” snow 2014 High Low Precip. Feb. 17 22 -13 trace snow Feb. 18 27 18 3.6” snow Feb. 19 38 12 Feb. 20 43 12 Feb. 21 36 9 13.5” snow Feb. 22 12 1 1.2” snow Feb. 23 13 -1

would have it removed in the morning. He said he had received a ride home from the scene. A first responder who went to the scene told authorities that the vehicle was a hazard and would need removal before morning, which led a sheriff’s department deputy to visit Marson at his home in Amery, where the reporting officer noted the odor of intoxicants and asked him to submit to a battery of tests to determine if he was under the influence. Marson was very cooperative, according to the deputy, and he did submit to breath and field sobriety tests, where he registered a blood alcohol concentration of .156 percent, with is almost twice the legal limit. He was arrested and taken into custody. Marson has been placed on paid administrative leave. — from the Inter-County Leader ••• LUCK — An innovative proposal to jointly create an educational maple syrup tapping program for Luck School District students made an important first step at the regular meeting of the Luck Village Board. Local maple promoter and producer John Morley approached the village

to allow the village-owned maple trees on Park Avenue to be part of a first of its kind school-based tapping effort. Morely appeared before the board to seek input and tentative approval for a joint effort between himself, the school district and the village to begin a trial experiment on the program. Morley said there are about 30 maples trees on Park Avenue that may be mature enough for tapping, and he said he would donate the bags and taps to get the project going. He said the tapping would take place over about a 20-day period, where students could maintain and empty the bags under supervision, as a way to promote and learn the process. He said he would split the proceeds of tapping, which he guessed would be about $140 to the school to start, enough to buy their own tapping materials and self-support the program. “If this catches on, other producers can get involved,” Morley added. He said they would require about three hours of training to learn tapping and that it would not damage the trees if done right. Morely would offer the school the option of label-free syrup to use at pancake breakfasts or to sell at events or

Register Memories 1954 - 60 years ago

• While treating one of his patients, Dr. Postle, local veterinarian, had his hand bruised when he got it caught between a cow’s horn and a partition. When the swelling and soreness persisted, he was found to have suffered a fracture of his right hand. After a few days hospitalization, he was carrying on his practice with the hand in a cast. • Mrs. D.J. Welter, Mrs. Ernie Ottosen and Mrs. S.E. Ransom were the winners of the starter sets of Red Wing Pottery in the drawing held at Shell Lake Jewelry. • To commemorate National FFA Week, the Shell Lake FFA held a father-son banquet. Karen Swan provided dinner music. After the meal, the FFA quartet sang several selections. President Pete Hubin presided over the business meeting before he turned the meeting over to the toastmaster, Lee Swan. • Don Stariha celebrated his 16th birthday, entertaining a group of his friends at his home.

1964 - 50 years ago

• Senior contestants in the 4-H speaking contest were Marlene Emerson, Tom Biver, Peter Collberg, Doris Peterson, Audrey Kramer, Elizabeth Furchtenicht and Ellen Kay Gullickson. Junior winners were Mary Alice Graf, Carole Johnson and Joe Biver. Intermediate winners were Susan Graf, Emory Johnson and Suzanne Duch. • Honorary 1st Lt. Rose Frey, Shell Lake, was named information officer of the Howard Kallio Angel Flight of Superior State College. Angel Flight was an honorary national women’s organization auxiliary to Arnold Air Society, which was composed of outstanding Air Force ROTC cadets. • The Shell Lake Fire Department responded to a fire at the Owen and Esther Joneses’. Mr. and Mrs. Duane Shipman saw the flames and called the fire department. • Byron Melton, former mechanic

for fundraisers and that he would add the collected syrup to his own syrup, which is produced and bottled locally for sale. “We could be the first (village) to promote the idea,” Morley said. — from the InterCounty Leader ••• CAMERON — Domestic abuse charges have been filed against a Barron County deputy in Barron County Circuit Court. Jason S. Hickok, 31, Cameron, has been placed on administrative leave he after appeared in court for an initial hearing on charges of felony false imprisonment-domestic abuse and misdemeanor charges of battery and disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property, both domestic abuse charges. Judge Michael Bitney set bail at $5,000 signature bond. The criminal complaint states that on Feb. 13 at about 8 a.m., sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence in Cameron for a domestic incident between Hickok and his wife, Kasee. To prevent a conflict of interest in the case, the Rusk County Sheriff’s Department handled the investigation. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype

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at Harmon Auto Supply, was the new manager of the Standard Service Station, formerly known as the Lutz Standard Station in Shell Lake.

1974 - 40 years ago

• George Holman received a $25 bond as the grand prize winner at the annual Shell Lake Livestock Shipping Association meeting held at the Shell Lake Elementary School. • Russell Rydberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rydberg, Shell Lake, did a sheepshearing demonstration for the students in kindergarten through fifth grade. • Shell Lake Postmaster John Bakker announced that first-class postage rates would increase to 10¢. • Ten-year-old Ronald Carlson was pinned against a car in the garage of the Russell Hansen home when 10 large sheets of plywood tipped and caught the boy just above the knees and held him there in subzero temperatures for some time on a Saturday afternoon. His mother, Donna Carlson, discovered him at 10 a.m. the next day. Dr. Moen examined him at the Shell Lake hospital before he was transferred by ambulance to Metro Medical Center in Minneapolis where surgery was performed on his legs. He was in critical condition.

1984 - 30 years ago

• Mark Schwarts, new administrator of Indianhead Medical Center, started his duties. • Dan Slater, Shell Lake’s heavyweight candidate in the state high school wrestling championships at Madison, took sixth place. He was the first Shell Lake wrestler to ever place in the state tournament. • Jane Dinnies, daughter of Donn and Mary Lee Dinnies, Shell Lake, returned from Antigua, a tiny Leeward Island located roughly between Puerto Rico and Venezuela, where she continued her studies in medicine. • Lilli Bakker, first president of the

Terraceview Living Center Board of Directors, was honored by other members when she stepped down after deciding not to seek re-election to the board. She was presented a plaque by Terraceview’s executive director, Lin Weathers.

1994 - 20 years ago

• The Shell Lake School Board unanimously approved expansion of its kindergarten program to all day, every day, starting in the fall. • Shell Lake wrestlers competing at the state tournament in Madison were Dan Burns, Steve Naglosky, Andrew Melton and Adam Erickson. • Members of the Shell Lake varsity girls basketball team, coached by Dene Smith and Jan Todd, were Julie Lindemann, Tanya Zaloudek, Tiffany Hall, Gretchen Nielsen, Angie Parker, Katie Hewitt, Tennille VanWyhe, Kelly Schultz and Ericka Krantz. Members on the JV team were Julie Lindemann, Amy Rydberg, Tiffany Hall, Julie Ekern, Jenny Parker, Ericka Krantz and Kirsten Hewitt. • Kristine Cardwell, Shell Lake, qualified to ski in the United States Ski Association Junior Olympics as a member of the Central Division cross-country ski team. The Junior Olympics were held in Bend, Ore., with eight other teams from throughout the United States competing.

2004 - 10 years ago

• Trent Vanderhoof and Max Smith represented Shell Lake at the state wrestling tournament in Madison. Vanderhoof earned the state champion title in Division 3 at 171 pounds. • Karen Del Fiacco joined the staff at the Shell Lake Public Library. She previously worked for the Hamline Branch Library of the St. Paul Public Library. • Chris Jensen, Shell Lake, and Haily Rubesch, Spooner, competed in the Junior Birkie at Hayward. • Jared McQuade demonstrated to patrons at the Shell Lake Public Library how to use the digital scanner.


Pins for Pets bowling fundraiser this Saturday SPOONER — The organizers of the Washburn County Area Humane Society’s Pins for Pets 9-Pin Tap Bowling Fundraiser are reminding bowlers and spectators that this event is just around the corner. The Northwoods Lanes and Lounge in Spooner is the place, Saturday, March 1, is the date, and noon and 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. for Cosmic bowling are the times. Also remember that all ages and skill levels are welcome. For the registration fee, you can’t beat the rewarding fun of a day of bowling, snacking, and winning bowling prizes, door prizes and raffle prizes. Plus, everyone participating that day should

know that each dollar of profit will be used to maintain and operate this local animal shelter. The shelter staff and the volunteers lovingly work to make this temporary home for so many animals, an average of 600 per year, as clean and comfortable as possible. But doing this isn’t easy without fundraisers and support from giving and caring individuals who thankfully continue to support the effort. The sign of success for this Pins for Pets bowling event is to fill all three shifts of bowling, and to also make it a really great success, bowlers are encouraged to compete in the donation sheet money contest, list of shelter needs items and donation

sheets available at website or at alley. Bowlers do not need to be a part of this money collection idea, but those wanting to do so are very much appreciated. Two collection sheet prizes will be given, one to the person who brings in the most money on the day of the event, and the other to the person bringing in their money and has the most names on the donation sheet. Another option to help the shelter that day is for those coming in with items from the shelter wish/needs list and, as a thank-you gift, an extra raffle ticket will be given to individuals doing this donation. Because fundraising is always ongoing,

two upcoming WCAHS events will be the Par for Pets golf fundraiser, scheduled for Sunday, June 8, at the Spooner Golf Course, and the Sale for Tails Thrift Sale to be held at the Washburn County Fairgrounds on Aug, 1 and 2. Keep track of all the WCAHS shelter happenings as well as available/adoptable animals at the website: or feel free to stop in at the shelter, located at 1400 Cottonwood Ave., which is on the south end of Spooner near the Washburn County Fairgrounds and open to the public daily from noon to 5 p.m., except on Wednesday and Sunday. — from WCAHS

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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. • Shell Lake VFW meeting, 7 p.m., Friendship Commons. Friday, Feb. 28 • Washburn County Genealogical Society meeting, 1:30 p.m., city hall meeting room, library building, 510 1st St., Shell Lake. Program at the end of the meeting will be History and Geography of the U.S.A. Public is welcome to attend. • Dinner and a movie fundraiser at Palace Theatre, Spooner. Doors open at 6 p.m. Films start at 6:30 p.m.

• Washburn County HCE meeting at Oscar Johnson Center, Washburn County Fairgrounds in Spooner, 9:30 a.m. Program is electronic couponing. Public invited. Thursday, March 6 • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Call 715-520-7999. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted. Friday, March 7 • The Spooner Women’s Club will meet at 1 p.m. at Spooner United Methodist Church.  Ben Thwaits will be speaking on Northwest Passage, Expressive Arts for Mental Health.  Visitors, please contact Pat at 715-8652250 for more information.  • Knights of Columbus fish fry, St. Francis School auditorium, 4:30-7 p.m. 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. 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



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s the winter season continues here in the northern hemisphere, there is also another season among us, which is called the flu season. Did you roll up your sleeve and receive a flu vaccination? Even though the flu season is considered to be from October to May, during the 2012-2013 season it peaked in February. After having her pediatrician strongly suggest her children have a flu shot, daughter Amanda took my grandchildren, Adalyn, 4, and Cole, 2, to receive the vaccination. On the way to the health-care facility, Cole kept saying, “No Mama, I no want a shot!” Adalyn, being brave and a tough cookie, tried to reassure Cole. She said the shot would only be like a pinch for a little bit and

then he would feel better. After receiving his shot Cole starting singing, “Got my shot. I feel better. Let’s go alligator.” Alligator was actually the elevator. At this age, Adalyn and Cole both like adhesive bandages and stickers. The reward for getting a shot was Tweety Bird bandages along with Thomas the Train and Cinderella stickers. This season I, too, got my flu shot. My bandage was just a drab little brownish one and I didn’t get any stickers. I received an email showing the grandchildren waiting for their shot.

They appear to be reading the information/questionnaire sheet. I felt I wanted to share the photo with you readers. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes a photo can give a message without words but in this case, the photo can be misleading. It would seem that Adalyn and Cole are taking in all the information presented to them. In pretending he was reading Cole would say, “ABC shot …”

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Beyond the office door • Suzanne Johnson Area writers corner The second “Tonight Show” host: Jack Paar by Mary B. Olsen ith the loss of Jay Leno on the “Tonight Show,” and the new star of the late night show being ushered in, a lot of people will be checking it out. Some of us can remember when there was a kind of intermission in the show back in the early days of 1957. Steve Allen had moved on. NBC tried a couple of things, hoping to keep Steve Allen’s sponsors and audience. The variety and talk show format had worked well, so they signed a man quite capable of continuing that format, the personable emcee, writer and comedian, Jack Paar. With a record of successful radio shows in California and some network appearances, it was a good choice. His show became extremely popular. It was different. It became “The Jack Paar Show.” He brought with him Jose Mails and his combo band, and they played for many of the guest performers. There were guests and actors playing characters, and there was comedy. Jack Paar was a showman, and he tried to generate intelligent conversation, as well. He was a good storyteller. For many people, his show was like an addiction. You tried to watch it every night. He brought in people like Peter Ustinov and William F. Buckley, and they discussed various topics. There was light fare, but at a higher level. For the young folks, this sounds like some kind of a classroom, and maybe it was enlightening. Your basic television audience wasn’t too interested in discussions. In fact, the format included both serious and nonsense fare. Someone might dance the “Twist,” or sing, or do a stand-up comedy act. It was all good entertainment, along with the more serious discussions. Jack Paar was born Jack Harold Paar, May 1, 1918, in


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No charge. Must preregister. Open to adults grieving the loss of a loved one. Sponsored by Regional Hospice & Spooner Health System. To preregister, call Regional Hospice at 715-635-9077 and ask to speak to the Grief Group Facilitator

and submit completed scholarship application forms is April 1. There are 40-plus scholarships available for UWBC continuing students totaling nearly $20,000, and three scholarships totaling over $2,000 for students transferring from UW-Barron County. The deadline for continuing and transfer students to apply for scholarships is Monday, April 7. It should be noted that half of the total scholarship award amount is paid at the beginning of each semester in the 2014-2015 academic year. For a scholarship listing, criteria and application form go to admissions/paying/scholarships or visit the UWBC Student Services Office. The UWBC Foundation’s scholarship program is funded through the generous support of area businesses, individuals, civic organizations, and UW-Barron County faculty and staff. For more information contact the foundation office at 715-234-8176, ext. 5503, or — from UWBC

BURNETT & POLK COUNTY GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP No charge. Must preregister. Open to adults grieving the loss of a loved one. Sponsored by Regional Hospice & Burnett Medical Center. To preregister, call Regional Hospice at 715-635-9077 and ask to speak to the Grief Group Facilitator

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Rails compete in WIAA Divison II sectional

AMERY — On Saturday, Feb. 22, the Spooner Rails wrestling team traveled to Amery to compete in the WIAA Division II Sectional. With the top three wrestlers moving on to the state tournament, Spooner was very hopeful they would have a couple of members of their team qualify this year. They knew that this was a very tough sectional and they would have to wrestle well in order for this to happen. Tre Lawrence, 120 pounds, lost his first match but was able to get a wrestleback after his opponent won his next match. Unfortunately Lawrence was outmatched once again and was pinned in the second period. As a freshman Lawrence finished the season with 24 wins and should hold his head high. He gained some great experience and hopefully will use this to push him to the next level next wrestling season. Brandon Jepson, 132, also lost both of his matches. Jepson finished his sophomore season with a 32-10 record. This was an incredible turnaround from his 13-17 record last year. “If Brandon continues to improve like this he will be very hard to stop next year,” commented head coach Andrew Melton. Patrick Baker, 145, lost his first match and did not receive a wrestleback. “Patrick was very disappointed ending his senior year without qualifying for the state tournament,” stated Coach Melton.

“Patrick finished the season with 25 wins and should be very proud of his season. I know as coaches we are very proud of all his hard work these past four years,” praised Melton. Richard Lauterbach, 160, also ended his season after losing his first match. He did not receive a wrestle back and ended his junior year with 20 wins. “We are very hopeful that Richard will come back next year and lead this team as a senior,” commented his coach. Joe Vande Vrede, 170, lost his first match by a score of 4-8. He also was very disappointed when he did not receive a wrestleback in the third round. “Joe ended the season with 22 wins and was a huge addition to our team this year,” stated Melton. Lucas Hagberg, 182, won his first match 8-1 and looked very good going into the semifinals. Hagberg had to wrestle Dennis Schutz of Ellsworth who only had two losses on the season. Schutz showed why he only had two losses as he came out very aggressive and controlled the entire match. In the very next match, Hagberg once again looked very good and had a two-point lead before getting caught on the edge of the mat and pinned. This was a very heartbreaking loss for Hagberg as he had hopes of making it to his first state wrestling tournament. “Lucas has been one of the team captains for us the last three years and has done an outstanding job,” explained Melton. Hagberg finished

Brandon Jepson of Spooner takes on Robert Csukker of Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee/Thorp during the sectional at Amery on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 132 pounds.

Spooner’s Brad Baker pinned Gary Garvin during the quarterfinal match at 285 pounds, in 40 seconds.

Zach Shutt wrestled Victor Lowney of Osceola in the semifinals but lost the match by a close 4-2 decision at 220 pounds.

Spooner’s Joe Vande Verde, 170 pounds, gets Tyler Miller of Prescott in a headlock during the quarterfinal match at Amery of Saturday, Feb. 22.

his career with 97 wins as a Spooner Rail. Jared Quenette, 195, lost a tough match against Amery 6-2 in the first round. He received a wrestleback and took advantage of it as he pinned his opponent in the third period. In his next match Quenette was competing for third place and a chance to compete in Madison at the state tournament. The match was tied 2-2 and went into overtime. The first point scored would win the match. It was a very exciting overtime with a couple of scrambles on the edge of the mat where both guys had a chance to win. The coach described what happened next. “With only 15 seconds left in the overtime something unbelievable happened. The referee took the match into his own hands and blew the whistle. The whole crowd stopped and was wondering why he stopped the action. He said that Jared was stalling and rewarded the Ellsworth wrestler one point. You knew it was a bad call when the entire gym booed his decision and even the Ellsworth coach and fans said it was the worst call that they had ever seen. I don’t say this to blame anyone, because I have spent years teaching and training our wrestlers not to complain or let the refs control the match. The reason why I am telling this story is because all of Spooner should be proud of how well Jared handled the whole situation. Jared handled himself like a true man and champion as he shook hands and comforted everyone else that was so upset and wanted to change the referee’s decision. I am so proud of Jared and how well he represented the Rails. Jared finished with his best season yet and a 33-9 record,” praised Melton. Zach Shutt, 220, took care of business right away and won 11-3. In the semifinals he wrestled well and was tied with only seconds left in the third period. Shutt took a shot and his opponent countered well and scored the takedown with little time left on the clock. “Zach took the loss very hard and did not bounce back for his next match,” said Melton. Shutt lost his next match and ended his chance of qualifying for the state tournament. “In sports I have seen this happen so many times, when someone is so close and then just can’t get ready for their next event after putting so much effort into the last match.

Zach should still be proud of such an outstanding season and high school career. Zach did a great job for us as one of the captains this year on the mat and off the mat,” commented Melton. Shutt finished the season with a 31-6 record. Brad Baker, 285, also looked very good in the first match as he pinned his opponent right away in the first period. Unfortunately Baker was pinned in his next two matches. “Brad had an incredible year especially considering this is his first year on varsity. Brad will come back as a senior next year and will be very hard to beat. Brad ended the season with 26 wins. I am so proud of the whole team but especially with this senior group that has worked so hard and has helped turn the corner for the Spooner wrestling program, praised Melton. — from Spooner Athletic Department

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Spooner plays rough-and-tumble game against Somerset

Gavin Anderson with a jump shot against the Somerset defenders. – Photos by Larry Samson

Keith Richardson goes up against an immovable object when he encounters Somerset defensive forward Gaelin Elmore. Elmore is a two-time all-state football player who will be playing for the University of Minnesota this fall.

Levi Hanson with a layup. Neither player was called for the foul because the foul occurred before this contact. It was a rough-and-tumble game between the Rails and Somerset. Somerset came out on top 55-30. The Monday, Feb. 17, game was the only game that week as the games with Ladysmith and St. Croix Falls were canceled because of the weather.

Independence Sectional Wrestling Tournament

Competing in the Independence Sectional Wrestling Tournament at Osseo-Fairchild on Saturday, Feb. 22, Freshman Dominic Hopke pinned Damon DeFoe of Bayfield in the quarterfinal of the Shell Lake senior Beau Skluzacek won by a 2-0 decision over Bayfield’s Andrew Jackson in the quarterfinal 138-pound weight class but lost to Matt Massman of Blair-Taylor by a 6-5 decision. but lost in the semifinal to Trent Miller of Spring Valley/Elmwood. — Photos by Danette Hopke

Gymnasts compete in Sweetheart meet ASHLAND — Meghan Stone, Shell Lake, Samantha Martin and Ashleigh Clark, both of Spooner, competed as Kipsters with Deutsch’s Gymnastics Training Center from Rice Lake in the Sweetheart meet in Ashland on Saturday, Feb. 15. Stone’s scores in level 4 ages 9 and under were 7.9 on vault, 6.8 on bars, 8.0 on beam, 7.0 on floor and 29.7 all-around.

Martin’s scores at level 3 ages 13 and under took sixth place with 7.9 on bars. She had 8.8 on vault, 7.0 on beam, 7.6 on floor and 31.3 all-around. Clark took first place on floor with 9.15 and first place all-around with 35.25. She placed second on beam with 8.3, took third with 9.5 on vault and fourth on bars with 8.3 — from DGTC

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Quarters For Levi Cooper fundraiser held

Jeremy Zehm brought his children, Taylor and Jamie, and their friend, Makaila Collin, for a morning of fun. They are classmates of Levi Cooper.

Aaron McNitt, a Spooner sophomore, fights a tank battle in the high-tech arcade game.

Sam Smith, owner of the Quarter’s Arcade in Spooner, watches as Levi Cooper smashes down the little creatures popping up in the arcade game. Smith and his wife organized and hosted the Quarters For Levi fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 22. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. all the money earned at the arcade went to the Cooper family. Levi is spending three days of the week in the Twin Cities for dialysis as he waits for a new kidney. “This is something we could not do without the support from the community,” Rana Cooper said at the event. Steve and 3-year-old Lilly Zehm. Her favorite game is the riding horse.

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Dixie Trudell of Shell Lake brought her children, Dallas and Destiny, to the arcade to have fun and to help support Levi Casper.

Destination ImagiNation team

Spring volleyball sign-up for Spooner youth to be held SPOONER — On Monday, March 3, there will be new spring volleyball signups for fourth- through eighth-grade students in the Spooner High School commons at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will start with information and end with registration. This meeting is

mandatory to join spring volleyball and no late registrations will be allowed. If you have questions regarding this new spring volleyball please contact Melissa Smith at 218-590-6073 or smithm@ — submitted

Scholarships to be awarded SPOONER — The Washburn County Association for Home and Community Education will award two $300 scholarships to high school seniors who plans to attend a technical college or university. Applications are available online at at your school’s guidance counselor office or can be picked up at the UW-Extension of-

fice located at 850 W Beaverbrook Ave., Spooner. Applications must be received by Friday, April 4. For more information or to have this document made available in alternative formats, contact the UW-Extension office at 715-635-4444 or dial 711 for Relay. — from UWEX

The St. Francis Middle School Destination ImagiNation team held a movie-themed trivia game fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 23, for Spooner’s Palace Theatre Kickstart Campaign. The DI team of Anna Silvis, Alex Heino, Tiffany Romportl and Evelyn Paffel raised $635 to help save the theater and to upgrade the technology. If you missed the event and still wish to help, the students are still taking donations. The team will be competing at the St. Croix Valley Region Tournament Destination ImagiNation on Saturday, March 8, in Hudson. — Photo by Larry Samson


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Monroe Crossing to perform at First Lutheran, Rice Lake RICE LAKE — Members of the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Monroe Crossing, will present their “Community Bluegrass & Gospel Show” at First Lutheran Church in Rice Lake on Monday, March 10, at 7 p.m. First Lutheran Church is located at 15 East Sawyer St.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at King’s Way in Rice Lake and Peter & Annie’s in Cumberland or at the door. Opening the concert for Monroe Crossing will be local favorites the Stringsmiths, who perform harddriving bluegrass that always has audiences tapping their toes. Fine instrumentalists, they also add three-, four- and even five-part harmonies to their performances.  They are Barb and Chris Landstrom, Cumberland, bass and banjo; Bob Andrewson, Siren, guitar; Nate Elmer, Amery,

mandolin; Randy Hanson, Cameron, fiddle; and Mary Pimblett, Eau Claire, guitar and bass. Monroe Crossing regularly performs to sold-out theaters and performing arts centers across the country, headlines bluegrass festivals and state and county fairs, and makes numerous other public and private appearances. They are renowned both for their dynamic stage show and for the warmth they share on and off stage, interacting with the audience and always honoring requests after the intermission. — submitted Monroe Crossing will perform at First Lutheran in Rice Lake on Monday, March 10, 7 p.m. — Photo submitted

Love and Logic set at primary school SHELL LAKE — Debra Pawlak will be facilitating a Love and Logic training for parents of young children, parent educators, and anyone interested in learning about the Love and Logic parenting philosophy. Love and Logic parenting was founded by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D., and is based on the experience of a combined total of over 75 years working with and raising kids. Fay teaches that we should “lock in our empathy, love and understanding” prior to telling kids what the consequences of their actions will be.

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The parenting course, Becoming a Love and Logic Parent, will be offered for free and teaches parents how to hold their kids accountable in this special way. Almost anyone will benefit from the Love and Logic approach as it helps children develop and grow in a healthy way, provides them with confidence and dignity and teaches them how to become more responsible.  The program will be held at the Shell Lake Primary School gymnasium on Monday, March 3, from 5-7 p.m.12

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Rep. Smith testifies on bill public hearing. “I am always willing to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle when it comes to doing what it best for the state of Wisconsin. That’s why I reached out to members of the committee on small business development – to explain how important this proposal is for rural Wisconsin,” stated Smith. The Small Business Administration has estimated that small businesses account for 98 percent of employers in Wisconsin and most have fewer than 20 employees. The National Federation of Independent Business estimates 60 to 80 percent of all new jobs are created by small businesses. “It is my hope that before this legislative floor period ends, AB 538 will pass the Assembly Committee on Small Business Development and be sent to the full Assembly for a vote. The Legislature needs to put small businesses and job creation first, and put party politics aside and do what is best for rural Wisconsin,” said Smith. — from the office of Rep. Smith

Focus on plants for graziers SIREN – The Northwest Wisconsin Graziers Network, Douglas County Graziers and Lake Superior Graziers invite you to attend this year’s annual winter conference, at the Northwoods Crossing Event Center in Siren, that will focus on the plant side of grazing. Topics will be grazing systems that include trees, local weed problems, mobgrazing, cover crops and a panel on woodlot grazing issues.  This conference should be of interest to woodlot owners and conservationists as well as all types of graziers. Dusty Walter, from the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry, will give the keynote address on agroforestry concepts, specifically covering silvopastures. Dr. Mark Renz, the UW Agronomy weed specialist, will discuss local weed problems. Anders Gurda,

UW-Madison graduate student/agroecologist, will talk about mob grazing and its applications. Kevin Schoessow, UW-Extension agriculture development agent for Burnett, Washburn and Sawyer counties, will discuss cover crops for this region, including those that offer extended-grazing-season options.  A panel discussion on issues related to woodlot grazing will include brief overviews and opinions from Dusty Walter, Lynn Johnson, a NW Graziers consultant and beef producer, Janette Cain, DNR forester for Polk and Barron counties, Keefe Keeley, UW-Madison graduate student/agroecologist who is studying silvopasture grazing, and John Biver, a local town assessor from Spooner. The conference will be held at the Tesora Restaurant/Northwoods Crossing Event Center in Siren, 23985 Hwy. 35 South, at the corner where Hwy. 70 turns west toward Grantsburg.  Registration and the trade show will start at 8:30 a.m.  Recognition of the 2013 pasture walk hosts and an overview of the year’s accomplishments will begin at 9 a.m. Advance registration for the conference, due by Monday, March 3, is $20 and includes a grass-fed beef lunch, snacks and materials.  Late registration is $30.  For more information or to register, contact ag agents Otto Wiegand or Kevin Schoessow at Spooner, 715-635-3506; ag agent Jane Anklam for Douglas County, 715- 3951515; grazing specialist Tim Mika for Ashland/Bayfield counties, 715-682-7187; or grazing specialists Randy Gilbertson, 715-520-2112 or Lynn Johnson, 715-278-8778 for NW Graziers. - submitted 600806 28rp

MADISON – On Monday, Feb. 17, Rep. Stephen Smith, D–Shell Lake, testified before the state Assembly Committee on Small Business Development on Assembly Bill 538. Authored by Smith, this bipartisan bill would allow small businesses to receive a tax credit of 15 percent of wages for hiring new employees and is specifically aimed at businesses that are independently owned and operated and that employ 25 or fewer eligible employees. “I drafted Assembly Bill 538 specifically to help family-owned businesses in northwestern Wisconsin. We need to do all we can to keep these small businesses open and provide incentives for them to hire and train local employees,” said Smith. Last month, Smith requested on the floor of the state Assembly that the Small Business Jobs Tax Credit Bill be brought before the full Assembly for a vote. Though the Assembly voted the bill down on a party-line vote, Smith successfully urged the chair of the small business development committee to give the bill a


How much snow is too much snow? TREGO — Last week’s snowfall in Northwest Wisconsin was an inconvenience for most folks … but not for some outdoor enthusiasts. A group of approximately 70 people, from all over the state, snowmobiled into Trego on Friday, Feb. 21, for the first-annual Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs Celebrate Wisconsin Snowmobiling VIP Ride. Representatives from numerous clubs, business owners, Washburn and Burnett County Tourism, staff from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and Department of Natural Resources, and even Sen. and Mrs. Dale Schultz, were among those who participated in the inaugural ride. With over a foot of new snow on the freshly groomed trails, the ride, which originated from Heartwood Conference Center & Retreat in Trego, included a stopover at Rosenthal’s Resort near Webb Lake, and returned to Heartwood, provided riders with a breathtaking view of the region. Local snowmobile clubs maintain the trail system and were on hand to lead the groups on the ride and show them the beauty of the snowmobile trail system in Northwest Wisconsin. Hayward Power Sports, The Main Store, and Runamuk Rides provided snowmobiles. Additional sponsors included AWSC, Washburn County Tourism, Burnett County Tourism, Heartwood Conference Center & Retreat, Wild River Sport & Marine and Four Star Sports. The event was organized to promote and highlight the importance that this sport has to local economies all across the state. It is well known that snowmobiling has become one of Wisconsin’s leading outdoor activities, con-

tributing by some estimates over $1 billion annually in tourism and retail revenue to state coffers. Volunteers throughout Wisconsin maintain more miles, 25,000, of trail than any other state or province in North America. The event kicked off Thursday night with a sport show, which included booths from the Wisconsin DNR, Wisconsin Department of Tourism, local tourism destinations, resorts and snowmobile dealers. Even with the snow falling heavily, the Fontaine race team and even a vintage snowmobile made it out for the show. You could just about feel the snowmobilers excitement in the air as they looked outside to see snow piling up everywhere. AWSC President Doug Johnson welcomed the crowd to Heartwood Conference Center & Retreat on Friday morning for the banquet. While the snow canceled DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp’s plans to attend the event, technology saved the day, and Stepp was able to welcome everyone via live stream on the big screen. Drew Nussbaum, Northwest Wisconsin Tourism specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, and Gary Eddy, head warden with the Wisconsin DNR, also spoke at the event. So … how much snow does it take to keep snowmobilers from having a great time? Obviously more than a foot. The event is scheduled again for February 2015 and will rotate around to showcase trails throughout the state. For more information on snowmobiling in Wisconsin, visit and for tourismrelated information on trail sports visit and — from Washburn County Tourism

Cathy Burrow, with the DNR, talks with Dan Carlson of the Minong Trails Club about the many positive benefits snowmobiling has on area communities.

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Sen. Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center, and his wife, Rachel, discuss good trails to ride with Jim Taylor of Runamuk Ride ATV/Snowmobile guide at the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Club’s Celebrate Wisconsin Snowmobiling at the Heartwood Conference Center in Trego on Thursday, Feb. 20.

Dinner and a movie fundraiser set

Sue Smedegard, Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Club secretary, talks snowmobile safety with Gary Eddy, DNR safety administrator warden.

SPOONER — Palace Theatre in Spooner is nearing the end of their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to convert to digital cinema and is close to reaching their goal. So far $44,000 has been raised, but Kickstarter is for all or nothing, so the goal is to reach $60,000, otherwise no money will be received. To help raise funds, Palace Theatre is host-

ing a dinner and movie freewill fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 28. Guests are invited to come eat hot dogs, popcorn and pop while enjoying two of the Palace Theatre’s biggest hits. All proceeds will be donated to the Kickstarter digital cinema conversion campaign. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the films will start at 6:30 p.m. — from Palace Theatre

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RICE LAKE — Former Congressman David Obey will hold an open community conversation on Tuesday, March 4, from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall at the University of Wisconsin – Barron County in Rice Lake. Wisconsin state Sen. Robert Jauch will also join Obey in the community conversation. All are invited to attend his presentation on How Politics has Changed in Recent Decades; Implications for the Nation. Obey will make a brief presentation followed by dialogue with the audience. Some topics that he will be addressing are the legislative process, the congressional budget process, and congressional ethics and reform. Obey was the U.S. representative for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District from 1969 to 2011. The district includes much of the northwestern portion of the state including



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

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.;


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.

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..

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

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.


United Methodist

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

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

Faith Lutheran


Long Lake Lutheran Church

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

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

United Methodist

(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.

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.



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eople wanted a sign, some assurance that Jesus was sent by God. On the mountaintop, His closest friends got that confirmation. What sign do you need? Look for it this week in church.


Cornerstone Christian

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

Trego Community Church

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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

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Sunday, March 2, 2014 Transfiguration of the Lord


harles Dickens is considered to be one of the world’s greatest novelists and storytellers. He wrote one of the most interesting, compelling and heart-touching stories of all time, “A Christmas Carol.” However, there is an interesting story that has been told about him. Whenever he left his home to travel or spend the night with friends, he would take his compass with him. After looking at his compass and before he retired for the night, he would always turn the head of his bed to the north. He believed that he would sleep more comfortably with his bed in that position. David had his own routine for falling asleep. He said, “I will lie down in peace and sleep, for you O Lord, will keep me safe!” The important word in this verse of Scripture is peace. David did not say that he would lie down and sleep in peace. Rather, the peace that he experienced in his heart is what enabled him to sleep. But where does this peace come from? For David it came from the Lord. David said that God gave him a greater joy than those who had experienced abundant harvests. The joy and gladness that David experienced in his heart came from his relationship with God. We will never find joy, gladness or peace if we seek them for selfish reasons. But they will fill the life of a Christian if we meet with him in prayer, seek him in his word and worship him with all of our heart. Visit us at Guido Gardens, Metter, Ga.

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by Judy Pieper

The house right across the alley from ours was on fire Monday morning, about 5:30 a.m. The Cumberland Fire Department was there pouring water on it since about 4:15, and it was still burning. Those poor firefighters must have been freezing out there. When the fire first started it looked like it was only in the front room by the patio door, but it spread rapidly. Soon the flames were shooting out of the roof. You’d think, wouldn’t you, that the water from the melting snow on the roof would have put the fire out. Not the case. Even though the roof was almost totally gone it was still burning. Dave Langley called us and woke us up when he noticed the fire. He wasn’t sure which house was burning and was checking to see that we were OK. That’s one of the nicest things about living in a small town - neighbors look out for one another. We did appreciate the call, Dave. The house that was burning has been vacant for quite a while. It looks like it will be a total loss. One nice thing about this winter is that all the houses around it have lots of snow on their roofs so there is not much danger of a spark catching someone else’s house on fire. I hope the firefighters know how much we all appreciated the work they did to ensure that the fire didn’t spread. The congregation of Barronett Lutheran extends gratitude to Pastor Howard Weber for leading the worship service on Sunday morning in Pastor Todd’s absence. And, we also thank his son, Bob, who drove Pastor Howard all the way from Bloomer so that he could be with us. Pastor Todd took the weekend off so that he and his wife, Janice, could celebrate their wedding anniversary, which is actually on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Happy anniversary you two, and we wish you many more years of wedded bliss. The Lenten season is sneaking up on us fast. Ash Wednesday is on March 5 this year. Peg Thompson and the Spirit Connection will, once again, be serving a spaghetti supper in the church basement that evening before the Ash Wednesday service. If you would like to donate any food items for the supper, there is a sign-up sheet posted in the back of the church. And, if you are new to the area and are looking for a church to attend, this


would be a perfect opportunity to join us for supper, fellowship and worship service. We’re a very friendly congregation and would welcome you with open arms. Duane and I had breakfast with Vlad Sajka at the Red Brick Cafe on Sunday morning. We had such a nice time visiting with Vlad during the meal. He is very happy that, even though he has moved to Cumberland, he is still able to get to Barronett for church services. And, he said that he thinks his move to Cumberland has been for the best. There are so many more places he is able to walk to, one of them being the Cumberland Senior Citizen Center. He said that he has made many friends at the senior center. One of the things he enjoys is going out with a group of about a dozen friends to different restaurants for fish fry dinners once a month. Vlad mentioned that his dog, Coco, is even getting a little more social. Duane and I have two granddaughters who have joined the Armed Forces recently. Janelle Pieper, David’s daughter, has joined the Navy and will be taking her basic training at Great Lakes Naval Station in June. Janelle has lived her entire life on Guam, and is very excited about touring the continental U.S. When she finishes basic, we are going to drive down to Illinois and bring her back up to Barronett to visit for a few days. It’s going to be fun to see how she reacts to the distances we travel. If you visit Guam, and you decide to drive a couple of hours in any direction, you would end up in an ocean. This is going to be a whole new experience for her. And Savanna Marsh, Jerry’s youngest daughter, has joined the Minnesota National Guard. She will be taking her basic training this summer in South Carolina. Savanna will then be required to report for duty one weekend a month until she finishes her senior year in high school next year. I’m not familiar with how the National Guard works exactly, but I think that after she graduates, if she is needed, she can be called up for active duty. We are so proud of both of the girls. Just think of the places they will see and the things they will learn while serving our country. Miriah Lehmann spent the past weekend in Kissimmee, Fla., representing Wisconsin at the rodeo. She sent

a picture back to her mom’s phone of herself lying on the warm sand, basking in the Florida sunshine. Well, not to be outdone, her sister, Tinille, got all dressed up in her snowmobile suit, went outside, lay down on the snow, struck a beach pose, and sent her mom a picture of herself basking (?) in the Wisconsin sunshine. Ya gotta love that child. I’m sure you probably already know this but we have a lot of snow. And, it’s very hard to get out of the snow if you happen to step in the powdery stuff and fall through. We’ve had quite a few experiences with that in the last week. Duane was raking snow off the roofs of the apartments, and fell through almost to his waist. He was alone, and it was quite a struggle for him to get out and get back to solid footing. And, I was going to go to the stable at the Lehmann farm to check on the horses. Well, the driveway was only plowed to where the cattle gates are, so I got out of the truck and decided I could walk the rest of the way. I climbed up on the snow bank, stepped down, and immediately sank in to the top of my legs. I was struggling to get out, and, luckily, I hadn’t come alone. Duane was in the truck and he came and helped me get out. It was scary. Don Lehmann was coming with the skid steer to finish plowing the driveway, and he said that he would take care of the horses when he finished. Lynn Thon did almost the same thing that I did. She was going to go out and brush snow off her satellite dish, stepped over the snowbank, and immediately sank in. She was alone, didn’t have her cell phone with her, and she really had a hard time getting out. She finally managed to pull herself back up on the snowbank, but she lost her boot at the bottom of the snow. Man, It’s almost like, if a person has to get someplace in all that snow, he or she should do a belly crawl. As for me, I plan to take a shovel along if I really need to get someplace again that hasn’t been plowed. We’ve even been told that people who are snowshoeing are sinking down about a foot. It’s crazy. I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. I hope you can enjoy our winter wonderland from the comfort of your home. See you next time.

by Marian Furchtenicht

It was bright and sunny on Monday morning as I wrote this. The thermometer said it was 1 degree below zero and my phone said it was 1 degree above. So that averaged out to zero or no temp at all. It was a nice Tuesday and Wednesday, with some snow shrinking, but then a foot or more of that beautiful white stuff fell causing a lot of grief for many with the drifting winds piling it up. It made for lots of shoveling, plowing and blowing snow with many closures on Thursday and Friday. Be careful pulling out at intersections. One can’t see over the high snowbanks. In the good old days, orange balls were put on car antennas for safety, but that’s a thing of the past,

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too, with built-in antennas there is no place to put them. Don’t worry, those cars that talk to each other will be out soon. Last Monday night, around 80 folks enjoyed a great family-style meal at the Prime for the volunteers of last June’s dairy breakfast. Thanks to Barb Ailport, the organizer. I went along with grandson Brady Marschall and Ashley. So nice of them to come and take me. Mary Krantz’s kids hosted a party for her 82nd birthday, held Saturday at the Lakeland Manor in Shell Lake where she resides. Around 30 attended, including her family and a few best friends. Her daughter, Vicki Zarada, flew in Wednesday from Henderson,

by Pauline Lawrence

Snow, snow, snow! Yes, it came in buckets on Friday, Feb. 21. And right behind it was the winds leaving big drifts that blocked roads. I really don’t remember when we’ve had such a winter, do you? Of course, I’m certain you all know I’m counting off the days until spring. As of Feb. 23, there were only 25 days. Hooray! I believe we got a good 12 inches or more of snow. Maybe the farmers should get their skid steers and put this snow on their fields to help with the crops. Happy birthday to Gaylen Derrick as he enjoys his special day Feb. 27. Gaylen turns 80. Have a great day Gaylen. Happy birthday to Rich Lauterbach on his special day March 1. Have a great day Rich. March 2, happy birthday to Jerney Meister as she enjoys that special day with lots more to come. Also a happy birthday to Julie LaVeau on March 2. Have a wonderful day. March 3, happy birthday to Becky Rudolph, Sarah Melton and to Turner Moe with lots more to come. Happy birthday wishes go out to Charity Petersen and to Pattie Beaufeaux on March 4. Have a great one girls. Happy birthday to Gwen Mitchell and also to Lyle Atkinson on March 5 with lots more for you. Well, we now have a third candidate running for the Burnett County sheriff’s position. Yes, Frank Taylor has now thrown in his hat. Frank has 30 years of experience in law enforcement. I see in papers we get here that the farm auctions are already starting. Some of the auctions only have land. Farmers are dividing their farms up in plots and selling individually. I hear a number of buildings have gone down due to snow cover. Those roofs just can’t take this heavy snow. I hear that Dr. Dunbar has now sold his practice as a dentist in Shell Lake. You know I had to get up with my pups early Friday morning. Well after they came in I heard this loud noise and it got louder. What was it? Well about 3 a.m. our town grader went west with Woody driving. I hear tell he went for 23 hours straight. I’ll bet you when you got home, Woody, you slept like a bear. Talking with Ann Johnson we find her with a cold. We hope you get better soon Ann. Cheri was to come home Saturday and started out and turned around and called her mom and said she wasn’t coming due to the

bad weather and the roads in the Twin Cities were so bad with 3-4 inches of ice under the snow. And that ice probably won’t melt until spring gets here. Saturday, Chad and Colleen Jensen and Izzy came to Diane Hulleman’s for the day. Chad and Izzy went to the Birkie and from there they went to Spooner to watch a friend’s boy play hockey. Last Monday, Diane Hulleman was at Terraceview Living Center and made cherry tarts. This was in honor of George Washington’s birthday. Next Monday Diane plans on making artichoke dip and is going to make a cheese ball for the residents. Tuesday Diane picked up Beth Burhan and the two nurses went to Lakeview Medical Center for the free clinic. Did you know that bobcats in California are having problems finding enough food this winter? Well, the bobcats are going into people’s garages and helping themselves to dog and cat food. I hadn’t heard from Nate Petersen so I called and his pa answered. Rick tells us Nate is hauling loads of something. He stays somewhere else. I hired Jesse Gronning to shovel off my house and garage roof. He tells me in places the snow was 4 feet deep. He left behind some big piles of snow. I’m glad I had it shoveled off as I didn’t know how much my house could take. Weren’t the Olympics wonderful? Yes, those people competing in the Olympics were really into getting a medal. It ended Sunday and I’m sad to see it go. Talking with my sister, Marie Quam, she said she waded in snow clear up to her butt, but she did make it to the barn. However, when it comes to spreading those nutrients I think that’s done for the year. Helping Katie Ann Crosby for her birthday celebration were Garry and Beth Crosby, Tom and Sunshine Crosby, Isaac, Josie and Alycia, Jolene Peck, Jim Mortensen, Pat and Kylie Bullios and Melissa’s sister, Danielle. And home for the weekend were Chad Crosby and Chase and Morgan for supper. This was on Sunday. Last Thursday evening, Beth and Garry had a birthday party for Sunshine Crosby. There to help Sunshine celebrate were Jerry and Robin Denver, Shorty and Melissa Crosby, Tyler and Katie Anne and Tom Crosby and Isaac, Josie and Alycia. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!

Nev., for the week. Many more is wished for her. It was so nice to be included. Joyce Wade, Spooner, visited at her sister, Mavis Schlapper’s, on Wednesday. They called and had me join them for noon lunch and we played some Smear afterward. Mark and Julie Sauer and Cathy Hagen joined Carolyn West on Sunday and attended the Northern Star play together. Carolyn West reported there were only a few at the Spooner Class of ‘50 luncheon get-together at the Prime on Tuesday but they enjoyed a lot of laughs. Jessie and Ryan Furchtenicht hosted a baby shower for family and a few close friends for Charlene and Corey Furchtenicht on Sunday. The shower was for both the guys and gals. She had some fun games that even the guys enjoyed. Duane Swanson, Menomonie, was up Sunday and took in the shower, helped on the farm and had supper with me before going back. The Katty Shacks, Madge-Sarona folks once-a-month breakfast get-together, will again be held at Peggy’s in Shell Lake. That will be Tuesday, March 4. Happy birthday to Kelly Stone, Wencl Mancl, Joshua Studt, Peter Rothers, Ray Spexet and Karla Holt, Feb. 27; Ray Heilborn, Pearl Coulter, Walter Bell and Kristi Krantz, Feb. 28; Matt Krantz and Jamie Jostin, Feb. 29; Jim Hubin, March 2; Michelle Hotchkins, Carrie Morevec, Amber Hayden and Becky Rudolph, march 3; Kris Zimmerman and Ken Spexet, March 4; and Jared Pederson and Jeff Schmitz, March 5. Have a good one and keep on a shoveling. March, the snow month is here!

Senior lunch menu

Monday, March 3: Cook’s choice. Tuesday, March 4: Roast beef, gravy, mashed potatoes, squash, sherbet. Wednesday, March 5: Sliced turkey, gravy, dressing, Waldorf salad, pumpkin bar. Thursday, March 6: Stuffed green pepper, mixed vegetables, caramel apple dessert. Friday, March 7: Vegetable bean soup, crackers, cheddar on wheat, peanut-butter cookie, fresh fruit. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, call your senior center to confirm. Menu subject to change. All meals served with bread, butter, coffee, milk and water.


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by Helen V. Pederson

Monday morning, Feb. 24, we woke up to below-zero temperatures with wind, but the sun did shine, which was good. The drifts are high all around Glenview as there isn’t any place to put the snow. They say we have to wait for spring, so it melts. Our sympathy to the family of Merlin Swan who passed away over the weekend. On Feb. 19, Pastor Sue Odegard of Salem Lutheran Church, along with Jan Ogden and Evelyn Schaffer, came to visit Salem Church members for devotions and to let us know what is going on at Salem. They brought our new paraments that we are now using on the altar and a snack for lunch.

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Saturday night, Lillian Ullom joined Donna and Norman Ness for dinner at the Prime Bar and Restaurant for dinner given for the volunteers who work at the TriCounty Dairy Breakfast. On Sunday afternoon, Lillian visited her sister, Florence Carlson, here at Glenview. Peder Pederson attended church at Steve and Cheri Minot’s on Sunday night. They have it in the home during the cold months. Tony Minot and his wife, Kristi, of St. Paul, spent the week, and with Steve and Cheri on Saturday night they had dinner at Denelies Pizza in Spooner to celebrate Kristi’s birthday. Birthday blessings Kristi.

by Mary Nilssen

We certainly had enough snow for the Birkie this year. It just amazes me how our town of Hayward comes alive with people! Stone Lake residents are still grieving over the unexpected passing of Scott Drabek. Scott was a wonderful and loving man who always wore a big warm smile and had a joke for everyone he knew. Scott will be greatly missed. Two local residents, 66-year-old Earl Bair and 65-yearold Holly Leatherman, have checked off one more item from their bucket list. Avid snowmobilers, they have always wanted to ride their sleds from their home, west of Stone Lake, to the UP of Michigan. Sunday, Jan. 19, they left their home, on snowmobiles, and rode to Ironwood, Mich. There, they met up with fellow snowmobilers, and friends, Zane and Annie Shaffer, from Swisher, Iowa. Monday they started back packing through the Western U.P., returning to their home on Friday, Jan. 24. Although severe cold conditions caused them to cut their trip short, two of their days were spent riding. The trip was everything, and more, they had hoped for. The Senior Resource Center is working with the site managers in Winter, Exeland, Stone Lake, Hayward and Spider Lake in developing their spring/summer menu. They are looking for new, innovative ideas from the community of homemade meals that would bring you into the centers to eat. For each suggestion given, you will have a chance to win a free meal. You can post your suggestions on their Facebook page - Senior Resource Center, email them to or stop in at one of the centers. This is just one of the first phases they are working on to promote and expand their meal program. You are the people they serve and they want to hear what you want to eat.

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March is going to be a very, very busy month for all of the centers. Saturday, March 1, they will be rolling out their March for Meals Celebration. The nominations have been coming in for outstanding individuals in each of our communities, to assist with their Meals on Wheels program. This is not a fundraising campaign, but an awareness campaign for the importance Meals on Wheels has in our community. The national Meals on Wheels is holding a grant competition from $500410,000, with the gold grant being $10,000. As you know, the people in Sawyer County always think big and they will be going for the gold! It will be based on our performance in the following categories: Usage of the Meals on Wheels name and logo, community participation, community events and engagement, outreach and press and clarity and completeness of the written application. They

already have two community events scheduled. The first will be in Stone Lake at the Stone Lake Senior Center on Monday, March 17, with a corned beef and cabbage dinner starting at 5 p.m., followed by music/dancing with Frank Gust from 6-8 p.m. Then on Tuesday, March 18, there will be an Irish stew dinner at the Hayward Veterans Center starting at 5 p.m., followed by music/dancing with Frank Gust. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us. For planning purposes, call Peggy at the Stone Lake Center, 715-865-2025, or Barb at the Hayward Center, 715-634-4680, for a dinner reservation preferably no later than Friday, March 14. I hope each of you are having a wonderful week and please be safe! If you have any interesting stories or news you would like to share with others, please call or email me. Mary Nilssen can be reached at 715-865-4008 or

Washburn Court Richard E. Sargent, Shell Lake, operating without valid license, $200.50. William R. Souter, Shell Lake, bail jumping, $243.00, local jail, costs; battery, $243.00, local jail, costs. Connor J. Sprenger, Sarona, possession of drug paraphernalia, $299.00. Andrew M. Stutz, Springbrook, bail jumping, $268.00, local jail, costs; throw/discharge bodily fluid at public safety worker, $268.00, local jail, costs; theft, $268.00, local jail, costs. Bruk Sweeney, Comstock, theft, $10.00, probation, sent. withheld; fraudulent data alteration, $253.00, local jail, costs; resisting or obstructing an officer, $243.00, local jail, costs. Lynette M. Buckwheat, Spooner, dog owner failure to pay license, $154.10. Brenda L. Cook-Monson, Shell Lake, operating motorcycle without valid license, $200.50. Steven Cortopassi, Glenview, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Samuel L. Esterholm, Prentice, seat belt violation, $18.00.

Academic news St. PAUL, Minn. — The following local students have been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the fall 2013 semester at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minn.: Cindy Featherly, senior, Minong; and Gina Graham, sophomore, Trego. — from ReadMedia ••• MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, Minn. — Joseph Mikula, junior, Shell Lake, has been named to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, College of Science and Engineering. — from TheLink ••• OSHKOSH — University of Wisconsin Oshkosh officials have announced that the following Spooner students have been named to the university’s dean’s list and honor roll for the fall semester of the 2013-2014 school year: Michelle Kampa, dean’s list; and Anthony Rodriguez, honor roll. — from TheLink ••• MENOMONIE— The following students from the area are recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for the fall 2013 semester at UW-Stout: Deanna Abusara, Spooner, majoring in psychology; Elizabeth Baumgart, Springbrook, majoring in apparel design and development; Jacob Bell, Trego, majoring in manufacturing engineering; Stephanie Clark, Shell Lake, majoring in hotel, restaurant and tourism; Andrew Dubek, Spooner, majoring in special

On Sunday afternoon, Jude Bolterman attended a baby shower at Ryan and Jessica Furchtenicht’s in honor of Corey and Charlene. Nick Pederson and Aaron were at Jeff Pederson’s for the weekend. They and Brent attended a birthday party for their grandmother, Mary Krantz, on Saturday. They had supper Saturday night with their mom, Brenda. Birthday blessings Mary. Arlys Santiago was a dinner guest of Heidi Hile, Logan and Olivia for a birthday coming up. Have a good one Arlys. If you can’t see the bright side, polish the dull side.

education; Bryant Haakenson, Spooner, majoring in engineering technology; Rachel Hanley, Minong, majoring in human development and family studies; Matthew Lee, Spooner, majoring in business administration; Holly Quillen, Mikana, majoring in special education; and Richard Zemaitis, Birchwood, majoring in vocational rehabilitation. — from ReadMedia ••• SUPERIOR — The following area students have earned degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Superior: Rachel Leiser, Birchwood, Bachelor of Science, elementary education; Sharon Ricci, Shell Lake, Bachelor of Science, elementary education; and Theresa Woodruff, Trego, Bachelor of Science, elementary education. — from TheLink ••• MADISON — Area students graduating from the University of Wisconsin Madison are: Troy A. Bemis, Birchwood, Bachelor of Science, chemistry; and Tyler E. Strickland, Spooner, Bachelor of Science, mechanical engineering. — from TheLink ••• ST. PAUL, Minn. — Students from the area named to the University of St. Thomas 2013 fall semester dean’s list are Jonathan B. Curtis and Kate Pearson, both of Shell Lake. — from the University of St. Thomas

Misty L. Ganser, Trego, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Goettl Trucking, LLC, Chippewa Falls, violation of frozen road weight limits, $616.74. Carolyn J. Gronski, Rice Lake, drink open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $263.50; operating while suspended, $200.50. Benjamin P. Hart, Turtle Lake, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00; operating without valid license, $200.50. Jennifer L. Henriksen, Hayward, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Carl M. Johnson, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50; speeding, $250.90; display unauthorized vehicle registration plate, $238.30; unlicensed dog/dog at large/no dog vaccination, $154.10, twice. Carl E. Manning, Trego, disorderly conduct or resisting or obstructing an officer, $299.60. Justin A. Meyer, Hayward, OWI, $824.50.

Zachary A. Moltzer, Turtle Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00 Audra S. Poppe, Rice Lake, license restriction violation Class D or M vehicle, $200.50. Margaret C. Reynolds, Webster, operating while suspended, $200.50. Joshua A. Riewestahl, Frederic, careless operation of snowmobile, $200.50. Alyssa R. Riggs, Springbrook, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Avril M. Rivard, Washburn, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Norma J. Ross, Hayward, speeding, $175.30. Richard E. Sargent, Shell Lake, possession of switchblade knife, $114.50, costs. Jesse B. Sondreal, Spooner, operator violate red traffic light, $175.30. Connor J. Sprenger, Sarona, OWI, $741.50, license revoked, alcohol assessment. Brandon J. Urban, Madison, operating with restricted controlled substance, $887.50, license revoked, alcohol assessment.

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(Feb. 19, 26, Mar. 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARK E. DURAND Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 14 PR02 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. 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


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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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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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Washburn County is accepting applications for the Mental Health & AODA Coordinator/Social Work Supervisor. This supervisory position manages the continuum of mental health and AODA services, including evaluating and developing direct service staff, developing and monitoring contracts for services and managing the budget. Other essential program supervision responsibilities include Adult Protective Services, Coordinated Service Team, Children’s Long-Term Support Waivers and consultation/back-up supervision to child welfare staff. The work must be performed according to all applicable codes, statutes, rules and regulations and reports to the Health & Human Services Department Director. Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions: A qualified candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Social Work or related therapeutic field with five or more years of related experience. Position requires Social Work Certification/ License or equivalent and must possess a valid Wisconsin Driver’s license. Program and personnel supervision experience preferred. Starting salary range is $50,850-$56,058 DOQ, with excellent benefits. Download an employment application from the County website at or contact the Washburn County Personnel Department, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (Ph. 715-468-4624, fax 715-468-4628). Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2014. EOE. 600714 28-30r

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For breaking local news go to: (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

(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

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Register (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




Future of after-school program uncertain

Danielle Moe |Staff writer SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake School District’s after-school program for students in prekindergarten through fourth grade is facing an unknown future.  For the past four years the district has received $21,000 a year from a federal grant called the Obey III grant.  The four-year grant supported the school district’s afterschool programing, but now the grant has reached the end of its cycle. “The sense I got was that they (the school board) would like to keep the programming available if possible,” said Jim

Connell, superintendent. The Shell Lake School District Board of Education discussed possible options and alternatives to keep the after-school program in place at the school board meeting on Monday, Feb. 10.  “I think it is something the district sees the need for and knows that there is a need for and will hopefully be able to continue doing,” said Kristin Brunberg, district after-school program coordinator.  The after-school program runs all school year. Program participants receive a snack and take part in several different activi-

ties until 5 p.m. Currently the district has about 100 students enrolled in the program but on average 60 students participate in activities each night. “We will probably take a real close look at our community education fund and see if there is some money we can kind of squeak from that and also build some of it into fund 10, the general operating fund,” said Connell.  According to Connell the school district has had the afterschool program for the last 15 years.   At one point the district did charge a fee for students to participate in the program

after funding was lost, but enrollment for the program fell significantly. In anticipation of the funding loss, Brunberg said the district has applied for another funding source, the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant. This highly competitive grant program supports academic enrichment opportunities to students during nonschool hours, especially for students who attend high poverty and low-performing schools.  If chosen for the program, the district would receive $100,000 each year for five years.

Baladino from Israel visits the local area SHELL LAKE/BARRON — Baladino, a fresh and exhilarating Israeli world music ensemble, will visit Barron County as part of a multicity Midwest tour coordinated by Minneapolis-based Arts Midwest. The five-member ensemble takes its audience on a joyful journey through music of the Mediterranean region — music carried to Israel by people from Spain, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Arabic countries. The ensemble name, Baladino, is actually a combination of two words. Baladi is the name for the most popular rhythm pattern in Middle Eastern music, and the word also means “my land” in the Arabic language. The other word is Ladino, which is the language primarily spoken among Sephardic Jews and cultural inspiration for much of the music Baladino performs. Ensemble members include Tomer Moked, a brilliant string player and musical arranger, Adam Ben Ezra provides solid foundation and a hip sound on the string bass, Yael Badash brings rich vocals to the mix, Yonnie Dror adds wonderful color with a variety of wind instruments, while Yshai Afterman holds it all together on percussion with mesmerizing Mediterranean rhythm. “It’s not often smaller communities like ours have the chance to host international ensembles like Baladino, let alone for a

full week,” says Samantha Heathman from UW-Barron County. “The music and culture Baladino shares will be absolutely fascinating and different from what we typically hear. Baladino will visit the school districts of Barron, Cumberland, Rice Lake and Shell Lake and other community locations during the week and present a full public concert as well. We expect this residency will be a delightful experience for everyone.” According to Heathman, UW-Barron County typically would not have the resources to host weeklong residencies of the kind Baladino will offer. Arts Midwest, one of six U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, partners with program sponsors like the National Endowment for the Arts and 3M to cover a substantial portion of the program cost so that communities throughout the Midwest can enjoy this rich arts experience. UW-Barron County was selected as one of only nine Midwestern areas to host the 2013–15 Arts Midwest World Fest and Barron County is the only partner community chosen in Wisconsin. “It’s a real honor to be part of this program,” says Heathman. Baladino is the second of four ensembles to visit the Barron County area over the course of this two-year partnership with Arts Midwest. The other ensembles featured in this program will come from

Baladino from Israel performed at the Shell Lake High School on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The Shell Lake Educational Foundation sponsored this event. The group will have a concert in Barron on Saturday, March 1. — Photo submitted Québec, China and Brazil. Tickets for the public concert on Saturday, March 1, 7 p.m., at the Barron Area Community Center, are available by call-

ing 715-736-PLAY or website barron.uwc. edu/ce. — from UWBC

Adult ed classes to be held at Shell Lake Schools SHELL LAKE — The following adult education classes are being offered at Shell Lake Schools. Exploring Cloud Computing and Google Drive: Tuesday, March 4, 4-6 p.m. With Apple’s launch of the iCloud and Google’s addition of Google+, we now have to power and opportunity to significantly enhance our personal and professional computing skills, without the burden of adding hardware or expensive software. Tools are now available to anyone with a computer, an Internet connection and the willingness to explore the next frontier of personal computing. Cost: $10. Instructor: Sara Ducos, Professional Tutor, LLC.

Location: Shell Lake High School. Please call or email Shell Lake Community Ed to register: 715-468-7815, ext. 1337 or Aromatherapy 101: Monday, March 10, 6-7:30 p.m. This class is an introduction to what aromatherapy is and the benefits that can be experienced by using essential oils. Essential oils can be used and benefited from on a daily basis. Information will include the history of essential oils, how they can be used, scientific facts, safety and precautions, and a chance to smell the oils. This is a wonderful class for all ages to explore with aromatherapy. Cost: $6.75. Aromatherapy Herbal Remedies A-Z book will be

Shell Lake School Menu Breakfast Monday, March 3: Bagel or mini cinnamon roll. Tuesday, March 4: Pancake and sausage or get vertical bar. Wednesday, March 5: Cereal and toast or ultimate breakfast round. Thursday, March 6: Waffle with fruit or muffin. Friday, March 7: Cheddar omelet with toast 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, March 3: Mozzarella dippers. Tuesday, March 4: Rooster sandwich. Wednesday, March 5: Chicken Alfredo. Thursday, March 6: Hot Italian subs. Friday, March 7: Brunch. 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.

available for $15, payable to instructor. Instructor: Nicole Wenner, Natures Own Design. Location: Shell Lake High School. Please call or email Shell Lake Community Ed to register: 715-468-7815, ext. 1337 or First Aid and CPR Training: MondayTuesday March 10-11, 5-9 p.m. The Heartsaver First Aid Course is designed to teach rescuers the knowledge and psychomotor skills they need to recognize emergencies and to give CPR and first aid until EMS arrives. The goal of the course is to train laypeople in firstaid assessments and actions that have been shown to make a difference in mortality and morbidity rates. To register, go to the WITC website, click on the left-hand tab that says: Classfinder Class Search & Register; use this information to access the class and proceed as directed on the page. Instructor: Danette Hopke.  New To Social Media: Tuesday, March 11,  4-7 p.m. This is a three-hour, hands-on workshop, exploring the many benefits and powerful tools of social media. Workshop provides an overview of social media, with a look at Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Special emphasis and a keen focus on security and privacy will help you navigate the Internet safely and securely. Basic computer skills and experience a plus. The evolution of social media has come upon us with meteoric speed and with quite an impact. Participating in it calls for enhanced knowledge of the various social media applications and

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a clear understanding of how to protect your privacy and maintain security. Cost: $15. Instructor: Sara Ducos, Professional Tutor, LLC. Location: Shell Lake High School. Please call or email Shell Lake Community Ed to register: 715-468-7815, ext. 1337 or Open Gym Volleyball: Every Sunday afternoon, 5-7 p.m., Shell Lake High School gym. No registration required. Please bring gym shoes. Introduction to the Internet, Seniors: Tuesday, March 18, 4-6 p.m. Introductory, hands-on exploration of the Internet. Learn basic Internet terminology, discover how to use email, search engines and visit websites that will stimulate your curiosity and introduce you to the Internet’s potential. Cost: $10. Instructor: Sara Ducos, Professional Tutor, LLC. Location: Shell Lake High School. Please call or email Shell Lake Community Ed to register: 715-468-7815, ext. 1337 or These Halls are Made for Walkin’! Keep yourself moving during the winter months with hall walking at the Shell Lake 3-12 School. Use the far left front door between the hours of 7-8 a.m. and 3:45-8:30 p.m. and put your walking shoes on. Feel free to grab a walking map off the bulletin board if you’re interested in tracking your mileage. — from SLCE

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Ice races held on Shell Lake

The racers maneuver the tight S curves, lost behind the high banks of new fallen snow.

Krista Parker got into a snowball fight with her Two racers maneuver the curve in close proximity and at fast speeds, something difficult under ideal con- friends and stood her ground. Between the races she and her friends entertained themselves with a good ditions let alone on the ice track. old-fashioned snowball fight, something you cannot Photos by Larry Samson do at school.

Winter wonderland

Wisconsin was a winter wonderland on Friday, Feb. 21, after a snowstorm blanketed the area. — Photo submitted by Tim Cusick

Racers from the Northern Wisconsin Ice Race Club line up for the start of the nonstudded motorcycle race held Saturday, Feb. 22, on Shell Lake. The bikes are specially fitted to deal with the snow and ice.

A night to jazz it up

It was a night to jazz it up in Shell Lake as the Shell Lake band hosted their annual Cabaret on Saturday, Feb. 22. The Cabaret is the band’s fundraiser for Shell Lake Arts Center scholarships and a marching band clinic. Music is a family tradition for the Osborn family. John Osborn stands proudly with his granddaughters, Lauren and Carly Osborn.

Brittany Clark, Addison Schroeder and Olivia Jury, along with the elementary school musicians, were the servers who worked hard to keep every table stocked with refreshments. Freshman Linden Nelson follows a line of outstanding jazz percussionists.

Photos by Larry Samson

The Shell Lake vocal ensemble of KayDee Bontekoe, Katie Slater, Amy Bouchard, Tia Carlson, Ashley Lord and Alicia Meister, under the direction of Stephen Bulgrin, performed three songs for the audience.

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