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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Vol. 125, No. 40 • Shell Lake, Wis.

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• Memorial Day services (see back page) • High School graduation @ Shell Lake • Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day @ Spooner See calendar on page 6



Grad section

May 21, 2014


Tribute to fallen officers

INSIDE Pages 13-16

Shell Lake High School Class of

National Hospital Week celebrated Page 10

Wrap-up of area prep sports Pages 17-19


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Washburn County Sheriff’s Deputies Daniel Botty and William Shafer honor the memory and service of law enforcement officers with a salute and moment of silence during the annual Washburn County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Memorial Service held Tuesday, May 13. More photos on page 2. - Photo by Danielle H. Moe

ATV campground stalled for year Danielle H. Moe | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — The 15-acre property located on CTH B adjacent to the city of Shell Lake water tower and cemetery waits. The property is the location for the city’s long-planned ATV campground.

WASHBURN COUNTY Monday is Memorial Day, the holiday when we remember the men and women of our armed forces who gave their lives to protect our country and freedoms. Services are planned at Spooner, Shell Lake, Springbrook, Birchwood and Minong with graveside services set also for smaller cemeteries. See back page for listings

“Basically the campground, it’s driven by grant monies, so if grant monies aren’t available it stalls the project,” said Andrew Eiche, city administrator. The city purchased the land

Early copy, please SHELL LAKE — Due to the upcoming Memorial Day weekend celebration, the Washburn County Register will have an early deadline. The deadline will be at noon on Friday, May 23, for the May 28 edition. The newspaper office will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day.

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Ready to take over It is a father/son thing as Nolan Thwaits reacts to his father, Ben, who has taken time out of his busy schedule to teach him and his classmates photography. Ben is a nature photographer and educator. He has edited a book of photos taken by teenagers at Northwest Passage. The book is titled “In A New Light.” More photos on page 21. – Photos by Larry Samson


Washburn County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Memorial service

Members of the Spooner High School choir sang the national anthem during the service. Shown (L to R): Spencer Peck, Michelle Richardson, Adriana Oakland, Mariah Carroll, Julie Vogel and director Destiny Schultz.

Terry Dryden, Washburn County sheriff, welcomed those in attendance for the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Memorial Service on Tuesday, May 13, at the Washburn County Law Enforcement Center in Shell Lake.

Photos by Danielle H. Moe

Jerry Bahrke talks with Rep. Stephen Smith, D-Shell Lake, before the service. Bahrke is a retired sergeant from St. Paul police force and now works as a bailiff at the Washburn County Courthouse.

Washburn County Deputy William Shafer, Sheriff Terry Dryden and Deputy Daniel Botty stand in silence after the flag was lowered to half-staff and the memorial wreath placed below to honor those that have served the community and those that have made the ultimate sacrifice.

The Shell Lake Veterans Honor Guard gives a 21-gun salute and a playing of taps during the memorial ceremony. Washburn County Sheriff Chaplains Tom Terrill and John Mizerka organized and spoke at the service.

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Shell Lake City Council faces vacancy in Ward 1 seat attorney with the Wisconsin League of Municipalities, that the council and city were under no obligation by law to fill the seat. “It is left in the mayor slash city council’s hands as to whether we want to continue advertising or not,” said Eiche. The open seat was advertised in the city’s newspaper, the Washburn County Register, for two weeks without receiving any interest.   The attorney brought up the possibility of reducing the council from eight to six members but concern over how the reduced council size would affect council committees reduced interest.  Eiche explained that at a six-member council some committees would be reduced to three members making the opportunity for having a walking quorum an issue.  A

Danielle H. Moe | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — One of eight alderperson chairs on the Shell Lake City Council will remain empty until an eligible resident from Ward 1 steps forward.  That was the decision made by the city council at their regular monthly meeting held on Monday, May 12. The Shell Lake City Council is comprised of four representatives from each of the city’s two wards.  The currently vacant Ward 1 seat was previously held by Andrew Eiche, now the city administrator.  Discussion on the vacancy included airing questions and concerns including the quorum rule, reducing the council size and reasons for why there was no interest in representation.  Eiche reported, after speaking with an

walking quorum is a number of members of a group that is smaller in size than the whole group. According to the Wisconsin open records law walking quorums can become an issue because they may result in a predetermined outcome, making meetings a mere formality. “One thing that could be stated is: Members of Ward 1 you need to go out and talk to someone in your ward, you can’t tell me that out of 600 in your ward you can’t find one of you willing to serve,” stated Ken Schultz, Ward 2 alderperson. In fact at the 2010 census the population of Shell Lake was 1,347, while the 201314 Wisconsin Blue Book estimates the city’s population grew to 1,352 in 2012.  There are an estimated 600 residents per ward, but according to the Government

Accountability Board and this spring’s election results only 393 residents are registered voters in Ward 1 and Ward 2 has 470. Terry Leckel, council president, pointed out the differences in demographics between the wards and Eiche pointed out the city’s percentage of seasonal residents as possible reasons for the lack of interest. Eiche reported that there has been recruitment activity for the position but individuals responded in one of three ways: No time, they were seasonal residents or a plain no.   “We need to address this imbalance between the two wards. I have been on this council for eight years and I can’t ever remember us having more than two people run in an election and that is not being fair to the people,” stated Leckel.

School board member resigns; board adopts food service policy “I feel it is in the best interest of myself and my family that my time is spent with them, focusing on being the best father and husband I can be,” wrote Naglosky. Naglosky served on the board for 2-1/2 years. He also stated that he would remain active in the district through coaching and volunteering. Naglosky served on the school board’s policy and building and grounds committees and as school board representative to CESA. The school board adopted the new district food service account collection pol-

Danielle H. Moe | Staff writer SHELL LAKE – The Shell Lake school Board accepted the resignation from a fellow board member, adopted a new food service policy and other agenda items during the board’s regular monthly meeting held on Monday, May 19. Jeri Bitney, school board president, read the letter of resignation submitted to the board from Steve Naglosky. In the letter he stated that the amount of time required to fully serve on the board was more than he could afford to spend.

icy. The new policy highlights the need to make the option of free and reduced lunch to eligible families understood. The policy states that parents will be notified by all available forms of communication, email, text, mail or telephone, to inform them of the need to deposit money in the students lunch account every day the student does not get a billable meal. Students will a negative balance of $20 or more with be allowed to eat the regular lunch for up to four days. After four days, if no payment arrangements have

been made, the student will receive a juice and a sandwich. Building principals will be informed of families who receive delinquent notices and may be asked to assist in resolving each situation. In addition students who have an outstanding food service account debt will not be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies. The full story of the Shell Lake School Board meeting will be available on the Washburn County Register’s website

Two injured in one-vehicle rollover

WASHBURN COUNTY – At approximately 8:11 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, Carl S. Ross, 82, Trego, and his passenger, Janet K. Ross, 78, Trego, were northbound on the Hwy. 63 ramp to Hwy. 53 North when he lost control and rolled the vehicle.

Ross, driving a 2001 Chevy pickup, was about to merge onto Hwy. 53 North when he lost control on the icy road conditions and entered the east ditch rolling onto the roof of the vehicle. When Washburn County Deputy Wayne Johnston arrived

on scene, Carl was out of the vehicle, but Janet remained inside the vehicle lying on its roof. Both occupants wore seat belts at the time of the accident but Janet complained of neck pain.  Both were transported to Spooner Health Systems by

ambulance. Johnston reported that the driver did not appear to be affected by alcohol or drugs. – info from the Washburn County Sheriff’s Department

Spooner man convicted of possession of methamphetamine SHELL LAKE - A news release from the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office states that Andrew J. Mortensen, 27, of Spooner, was charged and convicted of the possession of methamphetamine and bail jumping. On the possession charge, Mortensen was sentenced to three years in prison, plus one year and six months extended supervision. On the second charge of bail jumping, Mortensen was sentenced

to three years’ probation to run consecutive with the three-year prison sentence. Mortensen was also charged with delivery of methamphetamine and a second bail jumping, but those charges were dismissed and read in to the three-year prison sentence. Because they were dismissed and read in, Mortensen cannot be prosecuted with those same offenses again, but they can be considered by the court in sentencing for another crime.

In the news release, Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden states that the department is going to start letting the public know of the department’s efforts in the battle against the manufacturing, delivery, sale and production of illegal drugs. “This is a tough task but one we feel is an absolute must if we hope to protect our kids and this county against the importing, delivery, manufacturing and possession of these dangerous drugs,”

wrote Dryden. The department asks that anyone having information that would help to remove criminals such as Mortensen from the streets of Washburn County should call the county’s anonymous tip line at 715-468-2720. - Danielle H. Moe with information from the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office, the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access system and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections

ing. At this time Eiche does not expect the city’s ATV campground project to be one selected for funding.  Last year Gov. Scott Walker decided the funding would not be released until it was in hand, causing many projects to be stalled.  Because of this, Eiche expects that a lot of money will be requested for trails and trail maintenance this year, projects that take precedence over an ATV campground.

“We are still going to attend because we feel like we are in first place for getting monies for a campground because we were the only new campground last year that received funds, but it just doesn’t look like there’s going to be monies available with this change until next year,” said Eiche.

ATV campground/from page 1 with $40,000 obtained through the all-terrain-vehicle grant program administered by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the off-road-vehicle advisory council. Later the city received an additional $30,000 from the ATV fund, and $20,000 of that funded the initial ground clearing that took place last November.   “Now we are in the process of getting

ready to put up some silt fence so that it stops any erosion,” said Eiche. The installation of the silt fence is a requirement for erosion control by the Department of Natural Resources. The cost for the fencing and installation will utilize the remaining $1,500 of grant money.  At the end of July early August, the ORV council is expected to meet to determine what projects will receive fund-

Don’t just jump, take the walk

Danielle H. Moe | Staff writer SHELL LAKE —  In Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois a 24-hour cold-water challenge swept through social media where individuals challenged their friends to jump into cold water or donate money to the charity of their choice.  Consider the number of people that participated in the challenge and the impact of their participation.  Now consider the impact if those people had participated in an organized and highly successful charity fundraising event.    On Friday, May 30, you and your friends have the opportunity to support a worthy cause by participating in the 2014 Washburn County Relay for Life.  Organized by the American Cancer Society, the Washburn County Relay for Life has been This year’s Washburn County Relay For Life is set for Friday, May 30, at the Shell Lake High championing cancer survivors, their families, and awareness of the disease for the School. Shown are a few of the cancer survivors that participated in last year’s relay. — Photo by Danielle H. Moe past 17 years.    This year’s event will be held at the Shell Lake High School track.  Registra- great cause,” said Steve Clay, event chair.  der, will give a speech.  The relay event is tion for the event will start at 4 p.m., with The event’s opening ceremony will start started with the survivors lap, a time for a survivor reception in the high school at 6 p.m. where the honor guard will pres- survivors to walk a lap celebrating their ent the flag, the choir will sing, and this victory over cancer.  All relay teams join commons area from 5-6 p.m.  “I like to call it a huge block party for a year’s honorary chair, Rhonda Schnei- the survivors for the opening lap with the

luminaria ceremony held at 9:30 p.m. “This is the first relay where we have not gone overnight, we are ending at midnight,” said Clay.  Originally the ACS only recognized a relay if it lasted all night, but the organization has relaxed that requirement in an effort to meet the needs of the various communities that hold the relay.  At last year’s event only six participants and Clay were left by morning, “but we decided to go till midnight, hopefully that will fit our community and what people do a bit better.”  Clay and event organizers also hope that by shortening the event’s length more people will participate for the entire event.  The Christian rock group Breaking Chains will provide both live and DJ music for the event.  Like last year, pizza donated from Lakeview and Becky’s will be available, various activities are scheduled including food booths and WHSM Radio will be there.      “We are hoping to see a lot of people there because that is their opportunity to fight back against cancer,” said Clay.



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Troops deserve our gratitude With Memorial Day coming up I would like to say thank you to all of our veterans and current military. They deserve all of our thanks and gratitude for the freedom we enjoy.  They do so much for us and sacrifice so much to keep us free.   I also want to thank everyone who supports our troops and works on our

bases to keep everything going so that our troops can do their jobs of defending us and our liberties. God bless our troops and veterans and God bless America. Sandy Bjurman Shell Lake

Grants available to help farmers save on fuel costs, reduce propane usage MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday, May 14, Wisconsin farmers have the opportunity to apply for grant funding to buy energy-efficient grain dryers. The USDA Rural Energy for America Program helps eligible applicants install renewable-energy systems or energy-efficiency improvements, such as grain dryers which save more than 5,700 gallons of propane for every 100,000 bushels of corn dried. “Due to the propane shortage, many people are facing safety issues and financial hardships, and it’s not over yet,” Gov. Walker said.  “Working to solve the crisis is ongoing, and we will continue to seek out programs like this, that ease the demand for propane and improve access for everyone who needs it.” “It is important to support both our agricultural industry and our residents,” said DOA Secretary Mike Huebsch.  “By using more energy-efficient grain dryers during the fall agricultural harvest, farmers save in energy costs and leave more propane for home heating and other uses during the colder winter months.” The DOA’s Division of Energy Services State Energy Office is committed to connecting farmers and small businesses with

energy-saving programs such as REAP. REAP funds up to 25 percent of an eligible energy-efficient grain dryer through grants and provides additional support through the form of loans.   Small rural businesses, farmers and agricultural producers are eligible to apply if they get 50 percent or more of their gross income from agricultural production; are located in a rural area that has a population of less than 50,000 people; and apply by July 7. For more information on REAP and to apply online, please go to, or email Brenda Heinen at Brenda.Heinen@

Addressing the propane shortage In March, a bipartisan group of Midwestern governors selected Walker to serve as chair of the Midwestern Governors Association. Walker said his primary focus as chair will be on strengthening the propane supply chain.  A working group comprised of government leaders, industry leaders, and those working in and with the propane industry will work together to improve propane operations, enhance consumer awareness and strengthen industry preparedness. —  from the office of Gov. Walker 

Those who gave all for the prize of freedom

John A. Scocos | Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and a veteran of the Iraq War


emorial Day is the most solemn day of recognition and remembrance we as a nation offer in memory of those who are no longer with us – this is the day we remember all of our war dead of the past 237 years and honor their John A. Scocos service and sacrifice. The men and women we honor today gave their all for a purpose much larger than their self; they dared and gave all for our safety, security and freedom. The life we as Americans enjoy was not bought nor sustained cheaply. From the very beginning it was paid for with the blood, sweat and tears of patriots. Our security is still purchased the same way; young men and women voluntarily placing themselves at our service, doing exactly what we ask of them and often much more. The past decade has shown the willingness of a generation to step up when called and join a military at war fully knowing they will be sent into harm’s way. Any soldier, sailor, airman, Marine or Coast Guardsman who enlisted or sought a commission in our armed forces after Sept. 11, 2001, was aware of what was being asked of them, the chal-

lenges, the personal sacrifices, and the danger. Knowing this they still committed to serving their country, just as the many generations before them out on a uniform and served in times of peril. Many of those who served are no longer with us. The list of casualties of our nation’s conflicts is long and Memorial Day we remember each and every one of them. Although centuries have passed and all we have is a historical perspective, we acknowledge the sacrifice of those who won our independence and made real the idea of America and set the stage for everything that has come to pass. The same is true of the generations of service members that followed: the War of 1812, Civil War and World War I, as well as many others, are now, too, part of the history we remember on days such as these. What is fresher in our minds and in the minds of those who served is the human cost of World War II, Vietnam, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan. Amongst these large-scale conflicts are many smaller conflicts in the course of our history where our military men and women have fought and died for our country. Hundreds of thousands of our best served us with everything they had, up to and including their very lives. Memorial Day is an important part of remembering, never forgetting, why we are where we are and why we have what we have. The cost of what we hold dear is immeasurable. The prize of freedom was won for us by those who fought for it, fought to sustain it, and fought to spread it throughout the world. It was paid for with the sacrifice of men and women who willingly gave of themselves so that others could live free.

Girl Scouts host sock hop

Leaders of Character banquet to honor Louie Muench of the Year. He has served RICE LAKE — Louie his community selflessly Muench, Cumberland, will over the years through his be honored with the Good involvement with St. AnthoScout Award for his commitment to his community, ny’s Catholic Church, Cumberland Municipality, Boy Scouting and industry, at the Scout Troop 24, serving as Leaders of Character banquet on Thursday, June 5. scoutmaster for 25 years, Island City Research Academy The event will be held at the and UW-Barron County. Turtleback Conference Center starting at 5:30 p.m. Also The Leaders of Character included that evening is a banquet is a fundraiser for question-and-answer session the Chippewa Valley Council, which serves 1,400 youth with keynote speaker, Rice participants and 450 adult Lake native, Lance Allen. Louie Muench will re- volunteers in Barron, Rusk, Muench is the president of Louie’s Finer Meats. His ceive the Good Scout Sawyer and Washburn counongoing commitment to award at a banquet to be ties. All donations are used to quality and product innova- held Thursday, June 5. — serve the youth of the area. tion has led to Louie’s Finer Photo submitted This event, with other projects, helps to raise funds of Meats being recognized with nearly 400 awards at the state, national $68,000 annually to support Scouting in and international levels. Muench has al- this area. ways been willing to share knowledge, For information on attending please ideas, and technology with students and contact Greg Tinker, Dairy State Bank, other meat processors. He and his wife, 715-234-9181; Bob Lorkowski, L’Cars, 715Barbara, were recognized as the Cum- 458-2277; or Sarah Peterson, Boy Scouts of berland Chamber of Commerce Citizens America, 715-416-0006. — from CVC

On Friday, May 2, Scout Ambassador Dakota Robinson of Troop 4392 Shell Lake hosted a sock hop at the Shell Lake Primary School to raise donations for the Washburn County Food pantry. In attendance were back row (L to R): Aylana Luedtke (kneeling), Allison Cook, Autumn Rygg, Dakota Robinson, Violet Nasman, Jasmine Petz and Ricky Nasman. Front: Heidi Hamblin, Lauralie Ennis, Leeann Kratchmer,  Hailey Hamblin and Savannah Brenenstall. — Photo by Krys Robinson Find us on Facebook washburncountyregister

Prevent childhood poisoning – get rid of old drugs WASHBURN COUNTY — Every year, nearly 2.5 million people call poison centers across the U.S. with poison-related emergencies or questions. More than half of these calls involve children 5 years old or younger. In Wisconsin, analgesics, pain medications, tops the list of substances involved in childhood poisonings. Washburn County had 129 calls to the Wisconsin Poison Control Center in 2012, see Young children will put pretty much anything in their mouths, and parents, grandparents and other caretakers should carefully go through the house and ga-

rage to identify any potential hazards and put them beyond the reach of children. The Wisconsin Poison Control Center has many resources to assist in this. However, many childhood poisonings are due to an older child deliberately taking pain medications, such as Vicodin, hydrocodone, oxycontin and other opioids to get high. Kids do experiment and take risks, and while drug education at home and in the schools helps, limiting access to those drugs is crucial. Many of us have a medicine cabinet overflowing with partially used bottles of this and that. Perhaps you didn’t fin-

ish that doxycycline from your bout with Lyme — always finish antibiotics, or your doctor changed your blood pressure medication, or you didn’t need the last few pain pills from that slip on the ice. You know that it shouldn’t go into the landfill or down the toilet, so it just takes up permanent residency in your medicine cabinet. Washburn County now has two locations for dropping off your old medications, so clean out that medicine cabinet. Pills are accepted at the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office in Shell Lake Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Minong Police

Department has a secure outside drop box behind the Minong Village Hall that is available 24/7. Simply put your pills or capsules, no liquids or patches, please, in a zipping plastic bag and drop them in. For information about the Keeping Kids Safe in Washburn County Child Safety Coalition, please contact Cheri Nickell at the Washburn County Health Department by calling 715-635-4400, or send an email to — from the Keeping Kids Safe in Washburn County Child Safety Coalition


May is Electrical Safety Month BARRON — U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports show that on average there are over 400 electrocutions in the United States each year. Of these, approximately 180 are related to consumer products. Large appliances were responsible for the largest percentage of electrocutions. May is National Electrical Safety Month and a good time to review electrical safety practices. Take time to inspect power tools and appliances for frayed cords and broken plugs. Unplug outdoor tools and appli-

ances when not in use. Use extension cords as a temporary solution and never as a permanent power supply. Do not place extension cords in high traffic areas, under carpets, or across walkways, where they pose a potential tripping hazard. Make sure entertainment centers and computer equipment have plenty of space around them for ventilation. Remember to look up and know the location of overhead power lines. Installing a ground fault circuit interrupter in every home and workplace

could prevent nearly 70 percent of the approximately 400 electrocutions that occur each year. GFCIs are especially useful for cord-connected appliances and equipment used outdoors or near water. GFCIs are electrical safety devices that trip electrical circuits when they detect ground faults or leakage currents. Diggers Hotline helps identify costly and dangerous utility lines that can be buried just inches beneath your yard’s surface. Visit or call 811 three working days before digging

and have your lines marked. Electrical safety awareness and education can help prevent electrical fires and injuries. Barron Electric Cooperative offers high-voltage demonstrations to schools and businesses that portray the potential dangers of electricity. Electricity is a useful tool when handled properly. Please contact Barron Electric at 800-3221008 or memberservices@barronelectric. com to schedule a presentation for your school or business. — from Barron Electric

Area news at a glance TREGO — The Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board Inc. recently presented Big Water Coffee Roasters with their Rising Star Award. Danielle Ewalt, owner of Big Water Coffee Roasters, accepted the honor on Thursday, May 8, at the 2014 Northwest Wisconsin Business Conference. LeRoy Forslund, NWWIB’s chair, and James Kehoe Jr., NWWIB’s conference committee chair, presented the award at the conference held at Heartwood Conference Center in Trego. The Rising Star Award recognizes Big Water Coffee Roasters for excellence in their industry and acknowledges their outstanding accomplishments in growing their business. MaryAnn T. Lippert, director of the Northern Region Office - Wisconsin Department of Administration, also presented Big Water Coffee Roasters an official Governor’s Proclamation. Big Water Coffee Roasters, located in Bayfield, opened their café in 2007 and a year later began roasting their own coffee. Their approach to the customer service experience is to find the middle road by combining two opposing viewpoints: handcrafted products and a quick turnaround time. A year ago, the business expanded their customer base by focusing their attention on growing the wholesale business. Through this expansion, they were able to grow their business in their current location and also serve customers outside of the immediate geographical area. All or-

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners May 12 - $30 Chuck and Carol Levine, Los Angeles, Calif. May 13 - $30 Dan Lewis, White Bear Lake, Minn. May 14 - $30 Mary Kutchera, Spooner May 15 - $30 Marian Furchtenicht, Sarona May 16 - $30 Devin Nordin, Key West, Fla.

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Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2013 May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15 May 16 May 17 May 18

High Low Precip. 47 29 trace snow 55 28 60 40 trace rain 86 51 80 45 78 55 69 52 .36” rain

2014 May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15 May 16 May 17 May 18

High Low Precip. 74 53 1.30” rain 59 37 .19” rain 55 36 58 34 48 36 53 32 65 41

Lake level: Monday, May 20, 2013: 1,217.49’ MSL Monday, May 19, 2014: 1,218.46’ MSL

ders are roasted to order — not just pulled off the shelf — so customers receive the freshest coffee possible. Currently, they are roasting four days a week for wholesale and individual orders. They are continuing to invest in this part of their business and have expanded the size of their roastery, including purchasing a new roaster from Germany. Part of this expansion will also focus on ways to connect the customers to the craft of coffee. They have installed a viewing window, modeled off of those found often in craft beer breweries, so that customers can see the roasting process in action. — from NWWIB ••• TREMPEALEAU COUNTY — A Trempealeau County man has been ordered to pay nearly $4,000 in fines and restitution following his conviction of illegally harvesting at least $10,000 of wild ginseng without permission and out of season in a case a DNR warden calls an “all too common” violation against unsuspecting landowners. Timothy Kampa, Independence, was found guilty in Trempealeau County Circuit Court on April 25 of eight counts of harvesting ginseng without landowner permission during the closed season and failure to keep the stalk attached to the ginseng root while in the field. Kampa was ordered to pay $2,748 in fines plus $1,000 in restitution to landowners whose ginseng was illegally taken

from them. He also will serve a 20-year revocation of ginseng harvest privileges and forfeit approximately 14 pounds of dry ginseng seized by DNR conservation wardens valued at approximately $10,000. A resident license to legally harvest ginseng in season is $15.75. A nonresident license to legally harvest ginseng in season is $30.75. DNR conservation warden Christopher Shea, stationed in Trempealeau County, says this case illustrates why landowners need to be aware of issues related to ginseng harvest – in addition to learning what wild ginseng is and if they have it on their land. — from Joanne M. Haas/DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement ••• BARRON — Agriculture and horticulture agent Tim Jergenson with the Barron County UW-Extension office offers an explanation for all the brown evergreens in the area and advice on what to do about it. “The damage to evergreens that we are seeing is winterkill or winter burn,” Jergenson said. “The brown spot on tips of evergreens is dieback caused by a combination of things. Winter burn results from water loss in plants during winter. During the growing season, water is absorbed and pumped from soil into the roots of plants. This lost water is quickly replaced as roots continue to absorb and pump water from soil into plants. Because evergreen woody plants retain their foli-

Register Memories 1954 - 60 years ago

• Officers installed to serve two years for the Tuesday Club were Mrs. Earl Lund, installing officer; Mrs. C.W. Raatz, president; Mrs. M.A. Penning, vice president; Mrs. Oran Plahn, secretary; and Mrs. John Beardsley, treasurer. • Fire destroyed most of the buildings on the Earl Cusick farm. The barn, containing about 15 tons of hay and eight head of young stock, was completely burned. A garage and granary were also burned to the ground and although the shell of the two-story house remained, the damage to the interior was extensive. Mr. and Mrs. Cusick and their children, Mike 7, Thomas 6, and Allen 5, were living in the Jack Blume cottage nearby. • Nina Mangelsen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mangelsen, and Lawrence Hines of St. Paul planned to marry on May 22 at the Coomer Lutheran Church. • Luminous numbers were posted by the village of Shell Lake in the rural area as an aid to the fire department in locating a fire and the most direct route for the trucks to take in getting to the fire.

1964 - 50 years ago

• Mrs. D.V. Moen installed Tuesday Club officers Mrs. Dan Nordeen, president; Mrs. John Bakker, vice president; Mrs. Earl Gingle, secretary; and Mrs. James Miller, treasurer. • Mrs. Steve (Estelle) Hill, Sarona, announced her retirement as postmaster of the Sarona Post Office after having served in that capacity for 28-1/2 years. • Richard Rydberg announced that a fireworks display was being planned again for the Fourth of July in Shell Lake’s Memorial Park. As the display was financed by donations, any amount contributed was appreciated. A total of $180 was needed. • Confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church by Pastor C. Daniel Nordeen were Jacqueline Wallner, Linda Hillman, Amy Stouffer, Patty Hoefer, Kay Hillman, Dennis Johnson, Ryan Gramberg, Bruce Lind-

age, transpiration and loss of water continue during winter. Roots in frozen soil have no ability to replace this water and as a result, winter burn occurs as leaves desiccate, die and turn brown.” Jergenson added, “In more severe cases, buds, stem tissue, or entire plants may die. This is especially true on sunny and windy winter days when higher temperatures and wind speeds increase transpiration rates. Dehydration may be greater in plants located on the southern or western side of the house where the air is warmer due to reflected heat and light.” Citing another reason, the agent said, “Salt damage can also be a problem for evergreens. Salt applied to sidewalks and roadways can also contribute to winter burn. This is especially visible among white pines located along busy highways. “Recovery of evergreens from winterkill or winter burn depends on the extent of the damage. Wait until later in the spring before doing any pruning,” Jergenson advised. “It’s possible that parts of a tree or shrub that look dead now might still have surviving buds. Those buds might green up and fill in the brown areas.” He added, “Prune back the dead parts of the plant if they don’t green up. Branches should be pruned back to a quarter inch above a bud in the live portion of the plant.” — from the Rice Lake Chronotpye

Compiled by Suzanne Johnson

berg and Matt Arnes.

1974 - 40 years ago

• The Indianhead Memorial Hospital Auxiliary hosted a tea to honor hospital employees during their break time. Helping to pour coffee were Yvonne Allner, Liz Flogstad, Lois Cassel, Mary Carlaw and Delores Stewart. • Mrs. Clarice Morey and grandchildren Mike and Lynn Richter attended the graduation of Jene Morey from Augsburg College. They had dinner afterward at the home of Alvin and Caren Olson in Minneapolis. Also attending were Roger and Judee Rydberg and Julee. • Robert Bennett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bennett, Shell Lake, graduated from the School of Law at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, with a degree of Juris Doctor. • Marian Furchtenicht took Roger and Mary Jane to Rice Lake roller-skating as guests of the Double B 4-H Club.

1984 - 30 years ago

• Pockat Funeral Home, owned and operated by John and Peg Pockat, held an open house after completing a remodeling project. Special thanks were given to Robert Krueger Construction, Jerry Sexton, electrician, Rick Anderson, plumber and Swan Wennerberg, excavation. • The engagement of Teresa Lynn to Gary David Fredrickson was announced by her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Virgil Amundson. • Shawn Leverty and Missy Milton, Shell Lake High School, placed second in state FBLA competition in business graphics. The ranking made them eligible for national competition. • Jane Dinnies, daughter of Donn and Mary Lee Dinnies, received her Doctor of Medicine degree in graduation ceremonies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. Dinnies would participate in the Brown University pediatric residence program at the Rhode Island Medical Center in Providence.

1994 - 20 years ago

• Jill and Jody Schlapper and families, Tommy and Jackie Smith treated Howard Smith to a very special dinner out to celebrate his retirement after 38 years on the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. • Inducted into the National Honor Society at Shell Lake High School were Travis Bergeron, Kevin Best, Jenny Donatell, Brian Dunbar, Chad Greene, Andy Harrington, Tony Harrington, Peggy Johnson, Ben Kidder, Ericka Krantz, Corey Mortensen, Angie Parker, Joahna Peterson, Lance Scheffel and Scott Witte. • Members of the Shell Lake baseball team were David Marker, Mike Fox, Ryan Hansen, Tyler Pockat, Mike Mortensen, Caleb Melton, Don Marker, Rocky Hulne, Ben Kidder, Jared Forseth, Corey Mortensen, Andrew Melton, Chris Rydberg, Tom Crosby, Jacob Ekern, Levi Lindemann, Brian Schilling, Trevor Krantz, Ryan Pederson, Jake Ridgeway, Justin Stariha and Dusty Marker. • Members of the Shell Lake softball team were Lauralei Glessing, Gretchen Nielsen, Amy Rydberg, Jenny Parker, Tiffany Hall, Heidi Stellrecht, Kelly Schultz, Julie Lindemann, Angie Parker, Jessica Johnson, Peggy Johnson and Joahna Peterson.

2004 - 10 years ago

• Matt Curtis, Shell Lake, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from UW-Platteville. • Heidi Smith, Shell Lake, won breed champion with her Maine Anjou steer at a show in Ellsworth. • Jean Osborn was the business manager at Butternut Hills Golf Course. Her son, Paul, was the superintendent. • The Shell Lake After-School Program sponsored a safety fair and bike rodeo. Shell Lake Fire Chief Dave Schraufnagel talked about the fire department and fire safety.


New WITC classes coming to Shell Lake

SHELL LAKE — A WITC class on wild mushrooms will be held Tuesday, June 10, and Thursday, June 12, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. This class gives the rare opportunity to learn from a 30-year veteran of wild

Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary in Sarona invites those interested in birds and bird banding to join in the Birding Blitz, Friday, June 6, through Saturday, June 7. Registration and pay-

mushroom foraging. You will gain an understanding of the safe six mushrooms to harvest, including the rules of wild foraging and the ability to identify common poisonous mushrooms. Topics include biology, tree identification, ethics, safety,

storage and preparation. Instructor Tavis Lynch is a certified expert by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and owns Martha’s Mushrooms. Class fills up fast and space is limited. Register with WITC at

ing-education/classfinder.htm and use this course information to process your registration: Class Title: Wild Mushrooms 101, Class No. 41567, Catalog No. 42-806410. Class fee is $23.38/senior rate $4.50. — from Shell Lake Community Ed

Birding blitz at Hunt Hill

ment are required by Friday, May 23. Participants will spend Friday evening enjoying a home-cooked meal and learning more about birds and bird banding. Saturday begins early with the band-

ing of birds with participants getting hands-on experience as well as optional bird hikes. Enjoy breakfast and additional birding programs before heading home around noon.    Overnight accom-

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• Stone Lake Lions fish fry, 4-7 p.m. at Lions Hall. Tuesday, June 3 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, June 4 • Washburn County HCE Bashaw Valley Farms and Greenhouse tour. Meet at Bashaw at 9:30 a.m. for tour and meeting to follow with bag lunch. • Free soup and sandwiches, Church of the Nazarene, Spooner, 5:30 p.m. Call 715-635-3496 to confirm. All welcome. Donations accepted. Thursday, June 5 • 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 & Saturday, June 6 & 7 • Birding Blitz. Learn all about bird banding at Hunt Hill Audunon Sanctuary. Register by May 23. 715-6356543 or Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8 • DNR Free Fishing Weekend. Saturday June 7 • Cakes at the Lake, breakfast 8 a.m. Program: Living with Bears, presented by North Lakeland Discovery Center naturalist Licia Johnson, 10 a.m. Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, Sarona, 715-635-6543, • Chuck Revak Memorial Kids Fishing Day, 10-11:30 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, Spooner. Contact the Lakeland Family Resource Center, 715-635-4669 • Family Festival, Washburn County Fairgrounds, Spooner, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 715-468-2812. • Shell Lake Sailing Club banquet, Lakeview Bar & Grill. Cocktails 6 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m. Sunday, June 8 • Badger Wheels Car Show, 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Spooner fairgrounds. Breakfast 7 a.m., 715-635-9502. Tuesday, June 10 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10

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Wednesday, June 11 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. • The board of directors for the Railroad Memories Museum meeting, 1 p.m., Spooner City Hall. All volunteers welcome. Thursday, June 12 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. Friday, June 13 • SLAC Benefit jazz concert with Rebecca Macone at the Potter’s Shed, 7 p.m. Visit or call 715-468-2414. Saturday, June 14 • 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. • Tri-County Dairy Breakfast, Washburn County Fairgrounds, Spooner, 6:30-10:30 a.m., petting zoo, FFA alumni silent auction, horse and wagon rides, music and more • Railroad Heritage Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Spooner Depot. 715-635-3325 or go to • Sailboat races on Shell Lake.






Thursday, May 22 • 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, May 23 • Stone Lake Area Historical Society Museum opens for the season. • Shell Lake High School graduation, 7 p.m., 3-12 School. Saturday, May 24 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m. First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Flea market/craft sale to raise funds for roof at Shell Lake Alano Club, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 202 6th Ave., Shell Lake. Vendors wanted, call Sue at 715-468-4385. • Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 312 Front St., Spooner. Music by the Porch Dogs, food, museum tours and open house, canoe and wooden boat show. For more info call 715-635-2479 or see • St. Joseph’s Church bake sale, 8:30-11 a.m. in front of Gordy’s Market in downtown Shell Lake. • Railroad Heritage Museum in Spooner opens for the season from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. every day. Super brat and hot dog feed in Centennial Park, downtown Spooner at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 27 • Shell Lake community blood drive by Memorial Blood Centers, 1-4 p.m., Country Pride Co-op, Shell Lake. Contact Rose Garhart at 715-645-0257 for appointment. Wednesday, May 28 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner. Friday, May 30 • Relay for Life at the Shell Lake High School, 6 p.m. to midnight. Breaking Chains providing music and DJ. Survivors reception 5 p.m., high school commons. Saturday, May 31

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The St. Francis School is saying goodbye to one of their special teachers. For 19 years Maureen Conroy has been the kindergarten teacher. She is retiring this spring. Shown back row (L to R): Noah Olson, John Nauertz, Michael DelFiacco, Alex Heino and Austin Stoner. Front: Conroy and Kathy Kurkiewicz.

Ringing the bells, John Hoellen, John Nauertz and AJ Buckman accompany the middle school choir in the song “In the Beginning.” The St. Francis School held their annual spring concert on Wednesday, May 14. — Photos by Larry Samson

Three students from St. Francis received scholarships from the Intermezzo Music Club. Miguel Barrett will receive a full scholarship to the Shell Lake Arts Center. Laura Medley and Josh Carroll will receive partial scholarships. Dawn Olson is a member of the club presenting the awards. The thing about 3- and 4-year-olds, even when they are not singing or performing, they are still stealing the show. Lily Paulson, Heidi Vogler, Owen Woofter and Elizabeth Zwisler are singing along even though they are sitting out the song. The St. Francis Middle School choir performed “The Creation, the First Seven Days.” Shown back row (L to R): Tiffany Romportl, Evie Paffel and Laura Medley. Front: Anna Silvis and Tiffany Bartle.

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s the month of May continues, students in the senior class are preparing to make their leave from childhood to adulthood through the doors of high school. They will be stepping out into the world that will offer many new doors. Some doors will open and provide a student the opportunity to further his or her education. Some doors will open and provide an income. Others may choose to open the door to serve their country by joining the armed

services. Doors – we open and close them every day. Some doors lead to people or to places that we enjoy. Some doors lead us in a direction that may bring us distress. The doors of our lives define us and oftentimes change

us. Then again, it’s not so much the door, but what is on the other side of the door that may affect our lives. The doors of our lives open to the possibilities of our purpose, our potential, as well as being a time for discovery. Sometimes what’s on the other side of the door isn’t want we bargained for. If that happens, hopefully there will be a doorknob so you can retreat and choose a different door.

What will you see when you open your door? Are you choosing a door that offers you the best or will you open a door that seems like the easiest one to open? To the Class of 2014, congratulations as the door opens and you step out into the world. May the doors that you choose provide you with a life of peace and contentment.

Beyond the office door • Suzanne Johnson Area writers corner Speaking of Memorial Day by Mary B. Olsen Memories are often fleeting, but it is very easy for me to remember that Gen. John Logan officially proclaimed the first observance of Memorial Day. This is because my mother went to grade school at a school named Logan School, most likely named for this general. Also, I have a grandson named Logan. On that first official day, flowers were placed on the graves of the Union and Confederate troops at Arlington National Cemetery. The southern states did not honor that day, but held separate memorials. We called it Decoration Day, but now it is called Memorial Day and is celebrated on the last Monday in May. It is a day for especially remembering those who gave their lives in the Armed Services. It is also for us to honor all of our loved ones who have passed on. A couple of years ago, my brother was honored to speak at a Memorial Day observance in our hometown in Illinois. The event had to be held indoors in the school gymnasium due to rainfall. Many family members attended. Everyone said they were impressed with his speech. Let me tell a little about my brother. This is my youngest brother, Fred. He was my baby brother and so energetic and affable, I could not help but love him very much. I don’t think we spoiled him. Sometimes he could be demanding, but that’s the way brothers are. He married, and he and Pat had three daughters. He became a successful businessman and a captain in the Air Force. He was a paratrooper and he advanced through the ranks. He was a pilot and owned his own airplane for his business for many years. Now he is semiretired. In his speech he said,” I’ve been all over Asia, Europe and parts of South America many times; believe me, there are no countries that even come close to the life

and opportunities we enjoy. All you have to do is take advantage of them. There are folks that say you can’t do this or that. You’ll never succeed. You don’t have the money or skill. You will fail.” He went on to tell about a family friend who came to America from Korea. He could not speak a word of English. His first job was as a short-order cook in Kansas City. Over the years he learned English and worked hard, and today he has his own business in Washington, D.C. He employs over 1,000 people. He educated his three children. One is a lawyer and the other two are CPAs. My brother Fred said, “Don’t believe, for one minute, that I have a negative attitude. I believe the youth of today are smarter, stronger and have the honor and courage equal to the youth at any time in our history. Plus, we have some politicians who care for this country and its future. An anonymous author wrote these lines: “It is the veteran, not the preacher, who has given us the freedom of religion. It is the veteran, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the veteran, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the veteran, not the organizer, who has given us the freedom to assemble. It is the veteran, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial. It is the veteran, not the politician who has given us the right to vote. It is the veteran who salutes the flag.” Fred quoted Abraham Lincoln: “You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot encourage the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot build character and

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courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence. You cannot help man permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.” Fred ended his speech with these words: “And remember only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you,

Jesus Christ and the American soldier. One died for your soul and the other for your freedom.” Remember our fallen heroes on Memorial Day.

Historical museums to open for the season

The Washburn County Historical Museum in Shell Lake is open Fridays and Saturdays, Memorial Day through Labor Day, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Photos by Suzanne Johnson SHELL LAKE — As we enter into the summer season both historical museums in Washburn County will be open to visitors starting Friday, May 30. The Washburn County Historical Museum complex, located at 102 West 2nd St., in Shell Lake, will be open to visitors on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tours of the buildings making up the complex will be offered for visitors to see the rich collection of historical artifacts displayed. The buildings include the Church Museum, the Annex, the Sky Watch, the Hewitt Building, and a oneroom school that was built from 1890 to 1892 and was known as the Hubin School from 1904 to 1915 before becoming the Beaver Brook School. The school furnishings include early classroom desks, information on teachers and graduating classes, 4-H projects and pictures of many early country schools. The Church Museum was built in 1888 and was the former St. John’s Lutheran Church. The Annex is a former parsonage

built in 1896. The Sky Watch building was used for spotting enemy planes during World War II as part of the Federal Civic Defense Administration. The Hewitt Building is where the museum’s over-100year-old loom is displayed. This building also houses the Washburn County Genealogical Society Research Room where library and research materials are available to the public to help people find their family history. The genealogy room is open every Thursday throughout the summer from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. Admission to tour the museums is free. Call the museum at Shell Lake if you wish to arrange a tour at other times. The historical museum in Springbrook is open on Fridays only from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. during the summer months. Volunteers are needed. If anyone would like to donate his or her time to the museum, or seeks information, please call 715-468-2982. If after hours, please leave a message. — Suzanne Johnson with information from Washburn County Historical Society

Award winners from Louie’s Finer Meats were (L to R): Eric Muench, William Muench, Justin Lindsley, Adam Hines, Louis K. Muench, Louis E. Muench and Leif Arnes. — Photo submitted CUMBERLAND — Louie’s Finer Meats Inc. of Cumberland received state recognition at the 75th-annual Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors Convention held April 3-6 in Middleton. This year, a record 1,084 products were entered in 36 product categories. Louie’s received recognition for 11 products: smoked bratwurst, olive ham, ring liver sausage, peppered bacon, bone-in ham, coarse ring bologna, cotto salami, blood

and tongue, Northwoods Snack Stix, commercial ham and cooked traditional bratwurst. A special acknowledgment was awarded to Louie’s for their cooked traditional bratwurst, receiving grand champion. Attending this year’s convention were Louis G. Muench, Louis E. Muench, Barbara Muench and Louis K. Muench. — submitted

Shown in the genealogy room, some volunteers of the Washburn County Historical Society were on hand Thursday, May 15, to accept flags, Wisconsin Blue Books, and maps from Rep. Stephen Smith, D-Shell Lake. Shown back row (L to R): Rose Mangelsen, Mabel Mathison and Paul Clark. Front: Cathy Wahlstrom, Joyce Ripley, Rod Ripley and Smith.

MAY 21, 2014 - WASHBURN COUNTY REGISTER - PAGE 9 helps teacher get even more for students SPOONER — In September of 2012, Melissa Smith, a third-grade teacher at Spooner Elementary School, heard about an online website called Donors Choose from a friend, Niki Rowland. Rowland is a teacher at Wrenshall School in Wrenshall, Minn. Rowland was using Donors Choose to get items that would supplement her classroom budget and get items for her students that go above what is normally available. This thought turned on a lightbulb in Smith’s brain. She had spent her classroom budget on classroom items such construction paper, journals, tape to hang artwork and writing projects, and other supplies that were needed for the school year. She knew her classroom was in need of two bookshelves, and although she could have waited a year and used the next year’s budget on bookshelves, she

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Spooner third-grader Taylor Childs using hopscotch mat that was funded by money donated through

Walking through time on the Ice Age Trail A view of the St. Croix River from the Minnesota side. The Shell Lake eighth-grade class are looking at the rock formations created billions of years ago and reshaped by three glaciers. The class attended a field trip to Interstate Park in St. Croix Falls and Taylors Falls, Minn., on Thursday, May 15. More photos on our website at wcregisteronline. com and in next week’s Register. - Photo by Larry Samson

decided to try out Donors Choose and allow donors from around the world to help fund bookshelves. This first project was funded by five donors in about four months. Three of the donors were from the Spooner area and gave because they knew Smith personally. The other two donors were from Sun Prairie and Milwaukee and had no direct connection to Smith other than wanting to support students in Wisconsin. Since then Smith has had 17 projects fully fund by 359 different donors. These donors have been from California, Texas, Sweden and many others places, along with a handful of Spooner donors. Smith said that she wanted a way to get these items without costing Spooner families

anymore money. She said that she is always overjoyed with the generosity of the Spooner community during the events at schools and sports all year, and she didn’t want to add another burden on top of that. This way donors from around the world can give and if Spooner members wanted to give they could also. Along with people donating, companies also choose to donate. Smith has received matches from UPS, Disney,,, MakerBot, along with some others. Smith’s projects have totaled over $11,000. These projects have included: Two black bookshelves; 55 library bins to store classroom library books in, two recycle stations that are used to collect recycle items for the entire school; a 3-D MakerBot printer; a third-grade field trip

to Crystal Cave in Spring Valley, the cost of buses for the third grade to go to the Natural History Museum in Cable, six iPad keyboards; five wobble chairs; eight beanbag chairs; four inside recess games: hopscotch, Apples to Apples, Headbands, Uno; and sculpting tools and clay for the entire third grade. Smith explains the reasoning about the success of her projects. “I started using Donors Choose because I wanted to give my students more. My classroom budget gave me the items we needed, but I knew there were many items that would benefit our classroom very much too. Since then I have seen such excitement in my students. My students are focused using the wobble chairs. They don’t cringe at inside recess because they personally chose the new inside recess games. They ask me weekly when we are going to use the clay. We just went to Crystal Cave last week and it certainly was a field trip to remember. It’s not that we didn’t have a positive learning environment before, it’s just that it has now soared to new heights.” Donors Choose takes some work on the teacher’s part though. Smith started devoting her lunch hours and parts of her nights and weekends to writing projects and thanking donors. Besides Smith, eight other teachers at Spooner Elementary gave Donors Choose a try. Mrs. Rubesch received a class set of biography books and CDs this past year and just recently she received a $50 gift card on Donors Choose. A total of 57 percent of public schools around the United States have at least one teacher with a project on Donors Choose. A total of 70 percent of all projects posted on Donors Choose are fully funded. Currently there are local projects on Donors Choose from Eau Claire, Menomonie, Superior and Hayward. To make this work, teachers write up a project, submit it to Donors Choose where it is reviewed and then posted or sent back for fixes. Then donors go on and can choose teachers, cities or projects that they would like to give to. That is where the motto comes from, Teachers ask, Donors choose. A project can be on the page for four months before it expires. If it expires money is given back to donors to be given to another project or given in the form of a gift card to the teacher. If it fully funds, the items are sent to the teacher. When the items are received a teacher has to take pictures of the items being used, write a teacher thank-you and have at least five students write thank-yous. It’s a very good process and has great accountability and transparency. To learn more visit donorschoose. org. You can then search for projects you are passionate about, teachers you know or certain schools. Any public schoolteacher may take advantage of this online nonprofit website. — from Spooner Area School District


SHS celebrates National Hospital Week SPOONER — Spooner Health System celebrated National Hospital Week May 12-16. Their Rewards and Recognition Team, made of employees from various hospital departments, planned a fun week to recognize and show appreciation to the staff. Employees enjoyed the “M*A*S*H” theme this year, and the week was filled with lots of games and food. “Every year, we try to do some special things for our staff during National Hospital Week,” said CEO Mike Schafer. “It is our way of saying thank you to our employees for the high-quality health care and excellent service they provide to our patients and all our customers throughout the entire year.” Hospitals are among the largest employers in the state, employing more than 100,000 people with a broad range of skills, from high school graduate to highly specialized health-care professionals.  The 24/7, 365-days-a-year nature of health care requires that hospitals have a flexible, well-trained workforce.  Spooner Health System continues to be one of the largest employers in Washburn County. “Hospitals are the health-care safety net in every community they serve, and our employees are at the front lines of care,” said Wisconsin Hospital Association President Steve Brenton. “As we observe Hospital Week, it is a good time to celebrate our hospitals and the professional and support staff who are focused on provid-

Alana Harrington all decked out in her late father, Darrell Petz’s, military police uniform. She’s holding his airplane tickets home. — Photos submitted

During National Hospital Week, a Cantina Picnic for the employees was held behind the hospital.

ing high-quality, compassionate care to our patients and their families.” — from SHS

Spooner Health System managers Kathy Dettle and Tom Tallant served breakfast to employees during National Hospital Week, May 12-16.

Staff enjoyed Hawkeye’s Mocktinis, Major Winchester’s finest chocolates, Klinger’s stinky cheese and Spam appetizers at the “M*A*S*H” kickoff party.

Employees enjoyed banana splits in the “mess hall.”

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Northwoods Blues Fest icons and up-and-comers to take the stage Frank Zufall | Special to the Register SPOONER — The lineup for the third Northwoods Blues Festival, to be held June 20-21 at the Washburn County Fairgrounds, features two national bands on world tours — both having played and headlined at the famous 1969 Woodstock Festival – Canned Heat and Johnny Winter. Other featured artists include the guitarist who laid down the riff for Bob Seger’s “Like a Rock” and played and recorded with Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt and Fleetwood Mac; an up-andcoming band that won a 2013 prestigious Memphis music contest; another who is the toast of Chicago; a talented Minneapolis woman who just signed a record deal with an industry leader; and two regional acts who have converted tribes of fans into blues fanatics. Day one, Friday, June 20 The first day kicks off with local legend blues master, second to none, Howard “Guitar” Luedtke and his bass-playing wife, Blue Max. Luedtke has opened for the 2012 and 2013 Northwoods Blues Festival, each time leaving the stage so hot it turned guitars into ash heaps and small mounds of molten steel, with the next act shaking their heads wondering, “How am I going to follow that!” Up to the challenge this year is the Selwyn Birchwood Band, the winner of the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn., tops out of 240 bands, with Birchwood winning best guitar-

ist. The band is one of the hottest young blues bands in the country, opening for legends Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, John Lee Hooker Jr. and Joe Louis Walker, 2013 Northwoods headliner. After Birchwood, guitarist Rick Vito hits the stage. If you’ve heard Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Rita Coolidge, Dolly Parton, Bob Seger, Fleetwood Mac, or Stevie Nicks solo, you’ve heard Vito playing. He has had appearances on Oprah, David Letterman, “The Tonight Show,” Rosie O’Donnell, Conan O’Brien, “VH1 Storytellers,” Lilith Fair Tour and Eric Clapton European Tour. Vito has even had a role in Robert Redford’s movie playing a captain of a commando team in “The Last Castle.” He is featured in two best-selling books on guitars. Still creating memories, in 2013 Vito played a one-of-one performance with Aerosmith’s Steve Tyler at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center that some called “jaw-dropping.” The headliner Friday night is Canned Heat. The group appeared in 1969 Woodstock. It had two original worldwide hits, “On the Road Again” in 1968 and “Going Up the Country” in 1969. Canned Heat’s version of Wilbert Harrison’s “Let’s Work Together” was its biggest hit, reaching No. 1 in 31 countries. Two of its founding members died young – Bob Hite, in 1981, and Alan Wilson, in 1970. After Wilson’s death the group re-formed with several different members. Fito de la Parra has been with the group since 1967. Canned Heat has toured all over the world, playing at Carnegie Hall, Madison

Square Garden and the Royal Albert Hall. You can hear Canned Heat music in movies such as “Forrest Gump” and in several commercials – Miller beer, Pepsi, Chevrolet and McDonald’s. Day two, Saturday, June 21 The second day begins with Mojo Lemon Blues Band, named the Best Blues Band in the Chippewa Valley from 2008 to 2013. Northwoods Blues fans found this group mesmerizing in 2013 with intense, soul-throbbing beats and singing. The band brings it all and leaves it all on the stage with some memorable guitar jams. Mojo Lemon is a regional band, like Luedtke, but fans know the group deserves national recognition. Following Mojo Lemon, Chicagoan Joe Moss, called “one of the hardest-working performers in the Windy City,” is front and center. Moss is a regular at Buddy Guy’s Legends and House of Blues. He has toured with groups in Canada, Turkey and Europe. At the Northwoods Blues Fest, listeners will hear a unique take on the Chicago blues. Seanna Ehrhardt, a Minneapolis-area singer, received lots of notice when she signed a recent deal with Blind Pig Records, one of the top blues record companies in the industry. She is being called “one of the freshest and most dynamic young voices on the blues scene today.” Her debut album, “Leave the Light Out,” came out in 2011. The Johnny Winter world tour poster has Spooner listed between Puurs, Belgium, and Klam, Austria. Winter, another

Woodstock performer, headlines the second night. Winter is a certifiable music legend. Top performers in music have testified to his influence on their careers. Winter produced three Grammy albums for Muddy Waters in the 1970s and has been nominated for several of his own. He made the cover of Guitar World in 1980 and in 1988 was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame, which will make Winter the third Blues Hall of Fame artist to play at the Northwoods Blues Festival, along with Charlie Musslewhite in 2012 and Walker in 2013. Winter has long been toted as keeping the blues in front of modern audiences during years when it suffered decline in popularity. Now, on a world tour, Winter himself is experiencing a resurgence and he’s even the focus of 2014 documentary – “Down and Dirty.” The second-day headliner has headlined the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Chicago Blues Festival, and soon, the Northwoods Blues Festival in Spooner. Lineup Day one, Friday, June 20: Howard “Guitar” Luedtke & Blue Max, The Selwyn Birchwood Band, Rick Vito and Canned Heat. Day two, Saturday, June 21: Mojo Lemon Blues Band, Joe Mos, Seanna Ehrhardt and Johnny Winter. More information on the Northwoods Blues Festival is available at

Deadline approaching to change start month for MILC MADISON — The USDA Farm Service Agency recently announced the extension of the Milk Income Loss Contract program, which protects dairy farmers against income loss through Sept. 1 or until a new margin protection program for dairy producers is operational. Contracts for eligible producers enrolled in MILC on or before Sept. 30, 2013, are automatically extended until the termination date of the MILC program.

Dairy operations with approved MILC contracts will continue to receive monthly payments if a payment rate is in effect. Since MILC payments are limited to a maximum amount of milk production each fiscal year, dairy operations may select a production start month other than October 2013, the start of fiscal year 2014. Producers who want to select a different production start month must visit their local FSA office between April 14 and

Register Newspaper Office Will Be Closed Mon., May 26, For Memorial Day!

May 30. FSA will provide producers with information on program requirements, updates and sign-ups as the information becomes available. For more information on MILC, contact a local FSA county of-

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This year the Shell Lake Lions Club and the City of Shell Lake offer you the opportunity to purchase a basket in memory of or in honor of someone special to you, or it might be courtesy of a business or organization. Posters downtown and a press release will list all our remembrances. You may purchase a full basket for $60 or a half basket for $30. Please make your donation before May 31st. Your contribution is tax-deductible. Name: Address: Phone:

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WCAHS needs donations for special care SPOONER — The Washburn County Area Humane Society has recently received a number of animals in need of special care — animals such as Baby, a terrier/Chihuahua mix that needed an emergency C-section; Ralphie, a shih tzu mix whose teeth were in such terrible condition that all but four teeth had to be extracted; Miracle, the cat who came in nearly frozen and starving, with ears and feet badly frostbitten; and Buddy, a yellow Lab mix whose back foot was missing and needed the remainder of the leg amputated. All four of these animals, plus others, get the medical attention and care they need through WCAHS Chester Fund.  This fund was set up in memory of an old German shepherd that came to the shelter in a 2001 confiscaBaby Dog received an tion.  It helps emergency C-section shelter anithrough the Chester Fund at mals in need the Washburn County Area of medical care above and beHumane Society. yond basic care

such as vaccines, worming, spay/ neuter and normal daily care. The Chester Fund gets its money through donations from caring people who choose this particular fund for their Miracle suffered affects donation to be from being out in the cold. applied to.  At this time there is no money left in the Chester Fund.  Baby’s surgery, even after a discount from the Spooner Vet Clinic, still cost over $700.  Buddy’s surgery will be at least that, if not more.  These animals need your help.  “We will never ignore an animal in need, regardless of the amount of money or lack of money in the Chester Fund, but it does put a stress on our budget that must be followed to ensure we meet all of our needs,” stated WCAHS Director Penny Dunn.  “All of these animals are wonderful loving pets that deserve a fresh start with a new family who will love and care for them.  Any size donation helps.  All donations, big or small are always greatly appreciated,” stated Dunn.  Because WCAHS is 501(c)(3) organi-

zation, your donation is tax deductible. Donations can be sent to WCAHS, 1400 Cottonwood Ave., Spooner WI 54801 or made online at wcahs. com.  To conMiracle after receiving tact WCAHS, treatment funded by the call 715-635WCAHS the Chester Fund. 4720 or email

Stub was missing a back foot and needed surgery. – Photos submitted

Ralphie needed to have teeth extracted.

Stub after having his leg amputated.

County no-till seeder and tree planter for rent No-till farming is a way of growing crops or pasture from year to year without disturbing the soil through tillage. It is a technique that increases the amount of water infiltrating into the soil and increases organic matter retention and cycling of nutrients. With this type of farming, crop residues and other organic amenities are retained on the soil surface

This Great Plains no-till planter is available for rent through the Washburn County Land and Water Department. — Photos submitted

A Lauther tree planter is also available to rent.

and sowing/fertilizing is done with minimal soil disturbance. This can lead to an increased yield and crop production. Notill farming stores more carbon in the soil and carbon in the form of organic matter, which is a key factor in holding soil particles together, preventing erosion. It also increases the amount and variety of wildlife, by producing more habitat and cover. By creating natural landscapes, planting trees conserves soil loss, increases water infiltration and provides numerous

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Shell Lake High School Commencement • Friday, May 23, 7 p.m. • Shell Lake High School auditorium class “That which appears to be the end, may really be a new beginning.” -motto



Hana Anderson

Hannah Cassel

Parents: Sonny and Ann Cassel Plans: Attend ASU to become an elementary schoolteacher

Lynsey Hagen

Parents: Del Hagen and Susan Hagen Plans: Attend UW-Madison to study visual arts

Parents: Joel and Cristy Anderson Plans: Attend the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee to become a physician assistant

Carley Andrysiak

Parents: Bret and Tammy Andrysiak Plans: Attend UW-Barron County, then Columbia College of Nursing, and then UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health MD program

Salutatorian Shania Pokorny

Parents: Norm Pokorny and Naomi Keenan Plans: Attend Viterbo University for nursing

Daniel Atkinson

Parents: Rick and Gayle Atkinson Plans: Attend Chippewa Valley Technical College to be a diesel mechanic


Shell Lake High School Commencement May 23, 2014, 7 p.m. “Pomp and Circumstance” by Edward Elgar Concert Band Welcome Jim Connell, District Administrator High School Choir “River Song” by Cythia Gray Salutatorian Address Shania Joy Pokorny Valedictorian Address Hannah Rose Cassel Lynsey Nicole Hagen Concert Band “Song for Lyndsay” by Andrew Boysen Slide Show Senior Class Senior Class “Good Riddance,” (Time of your Life) by Green Day Presentation of the Class Don Peterson, Principal Introduction of 2014 Class Class Vice President Presentation of Diplomas Jeri Bitney, School Board President Concert Band “Coronation March” by G. Meyerbeer, arr. by Geo H. Sanders

Class flower: Yellow gerbera daisy

Class song: “Good Riddance,” by Green Day

David Brereton

Parents: Dan and Deb Brereton Plans: Attend UW-Superior

Abigail Clover

Parent: Sara Spaulding Plans: Attend UW-Barron County for nursing

Congratulations graduates!

Michael Belisle Jr.

Parents: Michael Belisle Sr. and Samantha Belisle Plans: Attend Universal Technical Institute for automotive and diesel mechanics

Angela Clark

Parents: Aric Klobertanz and Renee Stokes Plans: Attend WITC for massage therapy

Jenny Connell

Parents: Jim and Becky Connell Plans: Attend Winona State University for nursing


Shell Lake High School Commencement • Friday, May 23, 7 p.m. • Shell Lake High School auditorium

Andrew Dahlstrom

Parent: Tom Dahlstrom Plans: Attend UW-Barron County then major in music at UW-River Falls

Katie Gronning

Parents: Jerry and Carla Gronning Plans: Attend WITC-New Richmond to be an occupational therapy assistant

Madison Johnson

Parents: Andrew and Judith Johnson Plans: Attend UW-Stout for elementary education

Chrystal Dvorak

Parents: Michael Dvorak and Evelyn Dvorak Plans: Be a singer or musician

Tiannyka Halverson

Parents: Keith Halverson and Vicki Halverson Plans: Get married and work

Colleen Knoop

Parents: Steve Knoop and Donna Knoop Plans: Attend WITC-New Richmond for human resource management

Hailey Flach

Parents: Brad Flach and Tami MuskaFlach Plans: Attend UW-Eau Claire for athletic training

Madeleine Hodgett

Parents: John and Jill Hodgett Plans: Become a famous best-selling author, get married and have a family

Joseph Kodesh

Parents: Tim and Linda Kodesh Plans: Attend Chippewa Valley Technical College for general management

Austin Gagner

Parents: Jeff and Tammy Gagner Plans: Work

Adam Hungerbuhler

Parents: Walt Hungerbuhler and Lori Hanson-Hungerbuhler Plans: Attend University of Minnesota - Duluth for mechanical engineering

Tyler Kozial

Parents: David and Daphne Kozial Plans: Attend WITC-Rice Lake for CNC machining

From the following area businesses:

• Arrowhead Motors of Spooner • Gerry’s 5th Ave. Salon • Glenview

• Gordy’s County Market • Jean’s Antiques • Jeri Bitney, Your Hometown Realtor

• Lake Insurance • Organized Chaos • Peggy’s Place • Shell Lake Arts Center


Shell Lake High School Commencement • Friday, May 23, 7 p.m. • Shell Lake High School auditorium

Kristen Kraetke

Parents: Patrick and Sarah Kraetke Plans: Attend UW-Stout to major in early childhood education and play on their softball team

Cody Mayer

Parents: Greg Mayer and Josie Mayer Plans: Work before going to basic training

Carley Myers

Parents: Reg and Dawn Myers Plans: Take a year off and work then possibly look into air traffic control

Jade LaFave

Parents: Travis LaFave and Janie LaFave Plans: Attend Chippewa Valley Technical College for diagnostic medical sonography

Tracy McMullin

Parent: Wendy Hayes Plans: Attend the University of Minnesota - Duluth to double major in criminology and psychology with a minor in deaf studies

Makenzie Olson

Parents: Mick Rummel and April Coyle Plans: Attend Lake Superior College for nursing

Andrew Larson

Parents: Steven Cox and Jill Love Plans: Attend Universal Technical Institute for diesel tech training

Rachel Mechtel

Parents: Sam Mechtel and Pam Graupmann Plans: Attend WITC-Rice Lake for early childhood education

Curtis Parker

Parents: Monty and Janice Parker Plans: Enlist in the Air National Guard

Samuel Livingston

Parents: Rick Livingston and Danielle Slinker Plans: Attend NWTC in Green Bay for electrical power distribution

Ryan Melton

Parents: Randy and Roxanne Melton Plans: Attend NWTC in Green Bay for electrical power distribution

Luke Sahlstrom

Parents: John and Lynn Sahlstrom Plans: Attend Crown College

From the following area businesses:

• Shell Lake Marine • Shell Lake Pharmacy • Silver Shears Salon

• Thru the Woods Cafe • United Ag Co-op Shell Lake C-Store

• Vitality Village • Washburn County Register • Wild Rivers Advertiser


Shell Lake High School Commencement • Friday, May 23, 7 p.m. • Shell Lake High School auditorium

Brianna Schaefer

Parent: Dan Schaefer Plans: Attend WITC for nursing

Beau Skluzacek

Parents: Curtis and Paige Skluzacek Plans: Attend WITC-New Richmond to be an ag power and equipment technician

Cheyenne Tiegs

Parent: Beverly Klinger Plans: Attend law school and business school before starting my own business

Jenna Schultz

Parents: Tony and Bobbie Schultz Plans: Attend WITC for early childhood education

Kayla Smith

Parents: Dan Tyler and Heather Smith Plans: Attend college for nursing or something in the medical field

Anthony Wey

Parents: Winton Wey and Leonides Wey Plans: Attend a technical college

Jesse Sibert

Parents: Ed and Lori Sibert Plans: Join the Wisconsin National Guard then attend UW-Barron County

Katelyn Soltis

Parents: Steve and Tabby Soltis and Tammy Glover Plans: Work

Brandon Skille

Parents: Todd Skille and Barb Skille Plans: Attend UW-Barron County to be a juvenile parole officer

Abigail Story

Parents: Sam and Barb Story Plans: Attend WITC-Rice Lake to be a medical assistant

Tanner Williams

Parents: Shane and Melissa Williams Plans: Attend UW-La Crosse for computer science and software engineering

Shell Lake High School Class of 2014 Class officers:

President - Colleen Knoop Vice President - Kristen Kraetke Secretary - Katie Gronning Treasurer - David Brereton



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A good year in sports

Larry Samson | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — It was a good week in Shell Lake sports as the weather held off, the baseball team went 3-1 and the softball team was 4-0. The softball team will finish out the regular season on Thursday, May 22, with a doubleheader against the 8-0 Grantsburg Pirates. The two games will determine the West Lakeland Conference Championship as Shell Lake is 8-1. The Lady Lakers started out the week with a 16-4 win over St. Croix Falls on Monday, May 12. On Tuesday, May 13, they took two games from Luck/Frederic, 5-1 and 5-1. They finished the week by traveling to Unity where they won an 11-3 game. Shell Lake is the No. 1 seed in the Division 4 Regional 4A so they received a bye in the first round and a home-field advantage in any regional game. Shell Lake will play the winner of the Drummond versus Solon Springs game that will be held on Thursday, May 22. The Northwood Evergreens are the No. 2 seed and they might end up playing Shell Lake in the final game of the regionals on Thursday, May 29. The baseball team hosted Luck/Frederic on Tuesday, May 13. They started out the first inning taking a two-run lead, only to give up three runs in the third inning. Trailing 4-6 in the bottom of the seventh, Shell Lake tied the game up when Sam Livingston hit a two-run RBI with a solid triple deep into center. Adam Hungerbuhler scored Livingston with a single. Drew Johnson got the win with four strikeouts. Shell Lake traveled to Unity and finished up on the short end of a 2-3 11-inning loss. On Saturday, May 17, Shell Lake traveled to Northland College in Ashland to play a doubleheader with Three Lakes High School. It is the first time these two schools met at the ballpark. It won’t be


First baseman Adam Hungerbuhler stretches out for the catch and the forced out. Shell Lake beat their conference rival Luck/Frederic on Tuesday, May 13. It was a good start for a good week as Shell Lake was 3-1 for the busy week.

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a game they will forget soon. Shell Lake took a seven-run first-inning lead and never looked back. Zach Melton got the 12-4 win. Tyler Kozial came in and pitched one inning, striking out three batters. The second game was a little closer as Shell Lake outscored Three Lakes 7-6. Johnson got the win, pitching six innings. The Lakers will be traveling to St. Croix Falls on Thursday, May 22, and they will be hosting Bruce on Tuesday, May 27.

James Crawford slides into second base and the out.

Left fielder Zach Melton runs in for the catch.

Jennifer Connell arrives at the same time as the throw to second base to beat out the tag from the Luck/Frederic second baseman. Shell Lake took two games in the doubleheader on Tuesday, May 13. They are 8-1 in the Western Lakeland Conference just behind Grantsburg who is 8-0.

Jennifer Connell waits for the throw at first, but the Luck/ Frederic runner beats out the throw.

With a burst of speed, Katie Gronning beats out what would be a routine out at first. Shell Lake beat St. Croix Falls 16-4 on Monday, May 12, and were 4-0 for the week.



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Track team competes in very competitive meet in Rice Lake

RICE LAKE — The Shell Lake track team traveled to Rice Lake on Tuesday, May 13, to compete in a large and competitive meet. “It was a great experience and we came home with many personal best performances and places,” praised coach Katrina Granzin. Some of the team traveled to a junior varsity meet in Glenwood City for more practice and experience. Improving in their events in Rice Lake were: Danielle Allar in the 400M dash with a 1:34.71. Amber Anderson in the high jump at 4’6”. Sheri Clark in the 300M hurdles with a 55.76. Colleen Knoop in the discus with a throw of 118’9”. Lindsey Martin in the long jump with a jump of 15’9”. Nicole Mikula in the long jump with a jump of 16’4”, and in the 300M hurdles, time at 50.21. Carley Myers in the discus throw at 7311. Lauren Osborn in the 400M dash, time at 1:05.87. Shania Pokorny in the 400M dash, time at 1:02.62, and in the 200M dash, time at 27.69. Ariana Udovich in the long jump at 11’10”. Marty Anderson in the 110M hurdles, time at 23.54, and in the 300M hurdles, time at 54.84.  David Brereton in the long jump at 18’3” . Luke Fogelberg in the 100M dash, time at 14.06. Dominic Hopke in the 100M dash, time

Members of the Shell Lake varsity team are back row (L to R): Caleb LaFave, Linden Nelson, Tanner Williams, Tyler Crosby, Ben Fry, David Brereton, Nathaniel Swan and Trevor Anderson. Fourth row: Coach Ryan O’Connell, coach Josh Schmidt, Marty Anderson, Luke Fogelberg, Sam Muska, Dominic Hopke and Josiah Hodgett. Third row: Dakota Robinson, Nicole Mikula, Katie Slater, Colleen Knoop, Shania Pokorny, Natalie Smith, Cassie Skindzelewski, Kaelin Laub and coach Katrina Granzin. Second row: Daniel Parish, Amanda Brereton, Lindsey Martin, Carly Myers, Emma Crosby, Lauren Osborn, Emma Thomas, Amber Anderson and Hannah Cassel. Front: Hana Anderson, Ariana Udovich, Caitlyn Rocarek, Danielle Allar, Taylor Rohow, Sheri Clark and Jesi Sando. — Photos by Noesen’s Photography at 13.57, and in the shot put at 27’8”. Evan Hungerbuhler in the 110M hurdles, time at 21.61, and in the 300M hurdles, time at 55.13. Daniel Parish in the 3,200M run, time at 12.51.77.

Tanner Williams in the 400M dash, time at 53.5, and in the 800M run, time at 2.14.96. Placing at the Rice Lake meet were: First place was won by Shania Pokorny in the 400M dash, time at 1:02.62 and

Shell Lake Middle School track team is back row (L to R): Ashley Meister, Matthew Denotter, Devon Guggenberger, and Sydney Schunck. Fourth row: Logan Kyllingstad, Julia Pokorny, Levi Meister, Cassie Skattebo, Anna Mikula, Daniel Nielsen and Carley Osborn. Third: Tyler Rognholt, Krista Parker, Janelle Rogholt, Eva-Noelle Todd, Madeline Hopke, Clare Walker and coach Ted Ricci. Second row: Savannah Steines, Ali DeLadi, Ellie Nelson, Ashley Clark, Annika Swan and Emme Schaffer. First row: Dylan Taylor, Tyler Schunck, Grace Thomas,  Emmery Nielsen, Makenna Anderson, Camryn Nasman and Rachel Milton.

in the triple jump at 35’0”; and Colleen Knoop in the discus at 118’9”. Nicole Mikula placed second in the long jump at 16’4”. Placing third were Amber Anderson in the 100M dash, time at 13.8; Mikula in the 300M hurdles at 50.21; and Pokorny in the 200M dash at 27.69. Tanner Williams placed fourth in the 400M dash, time at 53.5. Placing fifth were Lauren Osborn in the 400M dash, time at 1:05.87, and Lindsey Martin in the long jump at 15’9”. Placing sixth were Knoop in the shot put at 33’8” and Williams in the 800M run, time at 2.14.96. Placing seventh were Amber Anderson in the high jump at 4’6”, and Jesi Sando in the 1,600M run at 6.14.75 and in the 800M run time at 2.51.08. Sheri Clark placed eighth in the 300M hurdles, time at 55.76. Improving in their events in Glenwood City were: Carley Myers in the 100M dash, time at 15.08. Amanda Brereton in the shot put at 29’08”. Caitlyn Rocarek in the 100M dash at 14.65 and in the 200M dash, time at 32.46. Dakota Robinson in the pole vault at 6’0. Taylor Rohow in the shot put at 16’09”. Cassie Skindzelewski in the shot put at 24’05”. Arianna Udovich in the 200M dash at 34.52. Placing at the Glenwood City Meet Amanda Brereton placed fifth in the shot put at 29’08”. Dakota Robinson placed sixth in the pole vault at 6’0. — from Shell Lake Athletic Department

Butternut Hills Ladies Golf weekly winners 9-hole First flight Low gross: Colleen Dreger Low net: Janis Lapcinski Low putts: Colleen Dreger Second flight Low gross: Sheila Bergren Low net: Myra Traubenik Low putts: Myra Traubenik Third flight Low gross: Diane Loyas Low net: Sue Bigelow Low putts: Sue Bigelow

18-hole First flight Low gross: Jeanne Bednar, 103 Low net: Mary Harrington, 72 Low putts: Mary Harrington, 35 Second flight Low gross: Lil Bartholomew, 124 Low putts: Lil Bartholomew, 36 Third flight Low gross: Jane Johnson, 116 Low net: Pati Parker, 68 Low putts: June Johnson, 31 Chip-in: Jeanne Bednar, No. 6 Game: Sandies and Splashes: Pati Parker and Cheryl Fellar

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Spooner/Shell Lake loses close 2-1 match

Amanda Heino gets a shot off against the Amery defender and goalkeeper.


Spooner splits with Chetek

Sara Dettle lays down a perfect bunt to advance the runner to third base. She pitched 14 innings against Chetek/Weyerhaeuser winning the first game 9-3 and losing the second game 9-8.

Julie Bray and the Amery defender get tangled up as they both go for the ball.

Photos by Larry Samson Sydney Busch slides safely into home to score as the catcher catches the ball and makes the tag.

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Spooner defender Julie Trcka and goalkeeper Emily Beehler with a save. Spooner/Shell Lake lost a close 2-1 match against Amery on Thursday, May 15.

Kinnzie Hanson and coach Ryan McKinney are all smiles after she slid into third base on a triple. All in all it was a good day for the junior as she had a triple and a double.




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.

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Northwoods Baptist

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

Spooner Baptist

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


St. Joseph’s Catholic

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

St. Catherine’s Catholic

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

St. Francis de Sales

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, 8:30 a.m. outdoor, weather permitting Coffee between services 10:15 a.m. indoors service

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.

(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. (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

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.


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

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

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.

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.


orrow,” begins a French proverb, “comes swiftly on horseback, but leaves slowly on foot.” Few would disagree that our moments of happiness are as brief as a heartbeat, and sometimes sorrow lasts as long as the darkest night. Once when he was distressed David cried, “How long, O Lord, will you forget me? Forever? How long will you look the other way?” We all suffer greatly when someone we deeply love and need does not seem available. Betty was suffering with measles. Her infected eyes could not stand the sunlight. As her mother closed the curtains and turned out the light in her bedroom, she asked, “Are you afraid?” “No,” said Betty, “as long as I can touch you.” David asked a critical question that every believer asks, “How long, O Lord, will you forget me?” And when he did not get an immediate answer, he cried again, “How long will you look the other way?” And finally, “How long must I struggle?” Our Lord may be out of sight, but we are never beyond his reach. David felt that God had abandoned him, had turned away from him and that he was no longer interested in him. But David did not give up. He continued to pray and said, “I will trust in your unfailing love.” His faith was larger than all of his fears. He knew God would deliver him as he had in the past.

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Shell Lake Community Ed classes for June announced SHELL LAKE — Shell Lake Community Ed announces the following all-new classes for June. Using the e-Funds for Schools service, the community education program at Shell Lake Schools can now offer online registration for adult ed classes. This process will allow anyone to register at any time and to allow patrons to see how many spots are left in a specific class. Full guidance is available on the e-Funds link. To access the program, go to the school website at and click on for community. The right hand side bar on the community page will allow you to connect to the e-Funds webpage by clicking on the link community education online registration. You will be asked to log in or create an account in order to process the registration. You are encouraged to review the e-Funds for Schools terms of service before proceeding. There is a convenience fee per transaction for registering online. Fees: checking: $1 per transaction, credit/debit: $2.45 per transaction. The online cost for each Shell Lake Community Ed class is reduced by 50 cents to accommodate for the $1 charge. Register for all of your classes at once and save. Fact-based Investing: Wednesday, June 11, 5-6 p.m., at the Shell Lake High School. Instructors Brad Seboe and Brian Niemann, financial consultants with Wealth Management Group LLC of Cumberland, are here to tell you that investing as we know it has changed. The focus of Fact-Based Investing is on careful measurement of what is, rather than emphasizing the predictions of what might happen tomorrow, or the theories of what ought

Public invited to presentation on bats SPOONER — The public is invited to learn more about the importance of bats, their habits and habitat on Thursday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m., at the Spooner Agriculture Research Station. Local bat enthusiast and self-taught expert Iler Anderson will share his knowledge and experience with bats and why we need to protect them.  Part of Anderson’s presentation will include a short video on Austin Texas’ Congress Avenue Bridge famous bat colony and how to attract bats using properly constructed and placed bat houses. This event is part of a three-part B series of lectures highlighting the importance of bats, butterflies and bees in our environment.  The series continues on June 26 with the beauty and benefits of butterflies, and July 24 with the buzz about bees.  All lectures start at 5:30 p.m. at the Spooner Ag Research Station and are sponsored by UWExtension North Country Master Gardener Volunteer association. For more information, contact the Spooner Area UWExtension Office at 800-528-1914 or 715-635-3506. — from UWEX

to happen tomorrow. With the use of two measuring tools you can confidently see where and when to invest. Simply put, be defensive and protected in bear markets, and be fully invested during bull markets. Preregistration is required. Scam Aware: Tuesday, June 17, 5-6 p.m., Shell Lake High School. Explore the theory of Red Flags for Bad Advice, based on real-life examples of how easy it is to be misled into harmful financial situations. Find out how to spot a salesman clothed in financial adviser clothing, and tell the difference between a friendly and likable salesman and competence and integrity. Expect these questions to be answered by financial consultants from Wealth Management Group LLC of Cumberland: Aren’t all planners and advisers the same? What characteristics should I look for? And avoid? (Discover top seven of each.) Is there a place I can research reputable financial advisers on the Internet? Instructors: Brad Seboe and Brian Niemann; preregistration is required. Melt-and-Pour Soap Making: Tuesday, June 17, 6-8 p.m., Shell Lake High School. Melt-and-pour soap is the easiest and safest of all of the soap-making arts. Join Heavenly Scents Soap maker Vanessa Berkesch and begin a journey down the aisle of crafting soap. Participants will produce two or three bars of soap to take home and show off. Permanent Vacation: Monday, June 23, 5-6 p.m., Shell Lake High School. Discover the tricks of the trade on how to get your permanent vacation (aka retirement). Real examples of how thinking differently has helped

people enter retirement earlier, enjoy it longer, and sleep better because they knew that they were covered from a Griswold experience. Instructors: Brad Seboe and Brian Niemann. Preregistration is required. Great Health – Clear and Simple: Monday, June 23, 6:30-8 p.m., Shell Lake High School. Jim Renno teaches theology internationally. During his travels, crossing time zones, long airline flights, walking to remote mountain villages, eating strange foods, he’s learned the value of being physically fit. Now at 61 years of age, Renno considers himself in the best shape of his life, and getting better. His classes concentrate on posture, balance and core strength. This one-night lecture will introduce you to his journey of restoring his health from head to toe and the lifestyle he claims has made him stronger than ever before. This class will give insight and share his tips on living out the rest of your life in great health and with a strong body. Four main areas of focus for discussion will be your feet (posture and balance), back (powerhouse for your body), diet (restoring your body) and mind (remaining active and sharp). This class is for those interested in increasing their awareness of their body, injury-prone or former athletes who wants to become active again, those that want to drop weight, have more energy, and be proud of the way they look with more confidence in the way they move. Also, it is for those living in their latter years who want to look forward to unrestricted mobility and pain-free joints. — from SLCE

Summer worship hours set at Long Lake Lutheran SARONA — Long Lake Lutheran Church has set its summer worship hours. On each Sunday beginning May 25, Memorial Day weekend, through Sunday, Aug. 31, Labor Day weekend, two services will be held. The first service will begin at 8:30 a.m. and, weather permitting, will be held outdoors. The second service will start at 10:15 a.m. and will be held indoors. A fellowship hour with refreshments will be held between the two services.

Everyone is welcome on Sunday morning. The outdoor setting is a landscaped area on the edge of the woods with paving stones to provide safe and dry walkways. Plenty of parking is available. Please bring your own lawn chairs and dress is casual. Long Lake Lutheran Church is located at W3114 Church Road, three miles north of the junction of CTH V and M. For more information, please call 715-354-3804 or visit — from Long Lake Lutheran Church

Looking at life through a lens

Senior lunch menu

Monday, May 26: No meals. Memorial Day. Tuesday, May 27: Tater-tot hotdish, French-style green beans, corn muffin, ice cream. Wednesday, May 28: Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, garlic bread, caramel apple bar. Thursday, May 29: Chicken enchilada casserole, rice, flour tortilla, peanut-butter bars. Friday, May 30: Pork chop with sauerkraut, au gratin potatoes, cream-style corn, strawberry shortcake. 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.

Kierra Harrington stops taking photos just long enough to pose for this photo. Young children are a natural for photography having grown up in front of a camera.

Four-year-old kindergartner Sophia Bernier is taking a photograph. She has good technique, steady hands, sharp eyes and her fingers are not in front of the lens.

Photos by Larry Samson

Land conservation wildflower sale SHELL LAKE — The Washburn County Land and Water Conservation Office is sponsoring a program where landowners may purchase perennial wildflowers. The last day to order the perennial wildflowers is Friday, June 13. Distribution of the wildflowers will be Friday, June 27, at the Spooner Ag Research Station from noon until 5 p.m. Native perennial wildflowers and grasses are suitable for shoreline habitat restoration. Collections are butterfly garden, wetland, prairie and woodland and are sold in flats of 48 plants. Order forms may be picked up at the land and water conservation office in the Washburn County Courthouse in Shell Lake or you can call the office at 715-468-4654. Order forms are also available at — from WCLWC

Nature photographer Ben Thwaits spent Thursday, May 15, with the Shell Lake Primary 4K students, teaching them to look at life through the lens of a camera. The children were busy looking for bugs, frogs and other living critters.



by Judy Pieper

What a beautiful weekend. Sunny skies and nice warm temperatures. Weather like that makes it almost worth living through a crazy Wisconsin winter, doesn’t it? There are so many birds at the feeders now. We have had indigo buntings hanging around. They usually eat the finch feed. And, Duane saw a scarlet tanager once, but I haven’t been lucky enough to see him. I know this means we’re getting really old, but we love to sit outside in the mornings, drinking coffee and watching the birds. And the trilliums and buttercups are blooming like crazy in the woods. Yea spring! The congregation of Barronett Lutheran welcomed new members Tim and Becka Cusick and Bill and Debbie Carothers on Sunday morning. After the service we all went downstairs for the spring salad luncheon. As usual, we had way too much food, but everything was so delicious that we all did our best to put a dent in the amount that was left over. Having such good food is great, you know, but being able to just sit and visit with our friends and neighbors is the thing that makes the day so special. And this year it was even better because, in addition to having the salad luncheon, we were welcoming the Cusick and Carothers families into our church. Jim and Wrig Marsh joined us for the luncheon, and the first thing Wrig asked, after giving me a big hug, was, “Where’s Bampa?” Actually, Wrig was so excited about going to their cabin to see the big tractor that he hardly ate anything. We love that child. Next Sunday we will be honoring our graduating students; Devon Snowbank and Makita Jerry, during the worship service. After the service the women of the church will be serving rolls and coffee in the church basement. Sue Hefty Meier will be coming up to

visit this week. So, on Sunday, she and I will be using our Grandma Hefty’s recipe to make donuts at the church. Miriah Lehmann received her bachelor’s degree in animal science at UWRiver Falls on Saturday. Congratulations, Miriah. It was a pretty long day for Miriah. After the graduation ceremony, she, Suzy and Ryan went to her apartment in River Falls and moved all her things out. Then they rushed back to Shell Lake to have a celebratory dinner with Don and Anitia Lehmann and me at Lakeview. Miriah’s cousin, Jensyn Marsh, was working at Lakeview, so we had a chance to visit with her for a little while too, which was very nice. As soon as we finished dinner, Miriah, Suzy and Ryan rushed back to the farm to unload the truck so that Miriah and Suzy could hurry over to Manawa, where Miriah helped with a horse show and had a Miss Rodeo Wisconsin photo shoot. I bet she’ll be glad to relax for a couple of days now. Devon Snowbank plans to go to WITC in Rice Lake this fall to take the certified nursing assistant class. There will be a graduation party for Devon this Saturday, May 24, hosted by her parents, Jennifer and Richard, at the Maple Plain Town Hall. Congratulations, Devon. You know how Merl Overvig always takes credit for the fact that May 17 is such a beautiful day because that’s his birthday? Well, anyway, he does. So, this year his sons, Eric and Brian, invited him to one of the northern Minnesota lakes for a fishing trip on his birthday. While we were here in Barronett enjoying the delightful weather, he and the boys were up there freezing on a windswept lake. That’ll teach him not to leave our beautiful town for his birthday. And, I almost hate to break it to Merl, but this year I discovered that he’s not the only one in the world with that particular birthday. Ron Theese also celebrates his

Dewey Country Isn’t it wonderful to have the sunshine? Yes, it certainly beats the cloudy days. It helps to dry the ground and is great for the farmers to be able to get into their fields. A very happy anniversary to Lolly and Nina Hines as they celebrate 60 years together on May 22. Many more to you. Happy birthday to Melba Denotter, Paul Cornelison and also to Emily Parker, all on May 22. Have a great day. May 23, happy birthday to Howard Potter as he enjoys his special day with lots more to come. May 24, happy birthday to Don Grunnes as he enjoys his special day with many more to come. Happy birthday to Bess Smith as she enjoys that special day with many more to come on May 25. A very happy anniversary to Andrew and Kate Melton as they celebrate together May 25. Happy anniversary to Dean and Nancy Bergquist as they enjoy their special day May 27. This makes 36 years for the Bergquists. Happy birthday to Buzz LaPorte as he enjoys his birthday on May 28 with many more. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Norma Roe LaVeau, 75, who passed away on Mother’s Day, May 11. Norma is a former Dewey resident and leaves behind

Stone Lake Memorial Day Services will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery on Monday, May 26, at 1 p.m. with the Spooner Honor Guard. The Stone Lake Lions Club will be having an all-you-can-eat fish fry on Saturday, May 31, from 4-7 p.m. at the Lions Hall. The Lions Club is also in need of used refrigerators.  Please call Dennis at 715-865-3105. The Stone Lake Fire Department needs donations of gently used Nesco roasters for their kitchen.  Please contact Rose Rhea if you have one to donate to the fire department. Beginning June 2, the Flirty Girls aerobics and toning classes will meet every Monday and Thursday at 6:30-8 a.m. at

birthday on the 17th. I was shopping at Nilssen’s grocery store in Cumberland on Saturday, and ran into Ron and Kay. I had stopped by to pick up some cranberries to make bars for the luncheon, and, believe it or not, I couldn’t find any. So, while we were chatting, I mentioned that to Kay and she told me that she had lots of them in her freezer, and that she’d be glad to give me some. Ron and Kay live in one of the town homes on Beaver Dam just south of Louie’s. I had never been in one of the town homes, so, when I stopped by for the cranberries, they gave me a tour. Wow. The house is absolutely beautiful, and the view of the lake is fantastic. Anyway, thanks for the cranberries and the tour, and I hope you had a very happy birthday, Ron. Jim Copus and his family and friends will be coming up for Memorial Day weekend. We don’t see enough of Jim anymore because he deserts us during the winter to bask in the Florida sunshine. So, if you want to visit with Jim, he’ll be camping at the creek by Hilltop this weekend. Delores Schultz, Richard Pieper, and I went to the Rolling Oaks in Barron for supper on Friday. The food was delicious. Justin learned so much from his grandma, Pat Olson, about running a restaurant, and is doing very well since buying the restaurant from her. He has live music on the deck once a week, I think on Wednesdays. That sounds like it would be fun, and we’re going to try to make it to some of those this summer. Oh, and speaking of restaurants, take a look at the new deck on Bistro 63 next time you’re in town. It’s beautiful. It makes such a difference in the appearance of the building. Jeno and his crew did a great job building it. I guess that’s all I know from Barronett this week. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, and remember to honor


Hanson/Marker Teresa Hanson and Dustin Marker announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Diane and Loren Hanson, Elk Mound, and Colleen and Brad Marker, Shell Lake. Teresa has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education from UW-River Falls. She is a dairy nutritionist at Crystal Creek®, Spooner. Dustin has a bachelor’s degree in technology education from UW-Stout. He works in residential construction at 4-D Construction, Shell Lake. An Aug. 23 wedding at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church, Elk Mound, is planned. — Photo submitted the troops who have served our country over the past over the past 238 years. See you next time.

by Pauline Lawrence

three children and grandchildren. Norma’s funeral was Friday at the Methodist church in Spooner. I see Duane Johnson wasn’t afraid to try to plant corn. Yes, Duane planted corn this past week and I didn’t see any ducks flying up from the ponds in his fields. Richy’s deer shed is about done. They hauled and hauled many loads of cement for the floor. It has a green roof and the rest is brown like his house. Friday evening, Penny Ladd called to see if I would meet the Ladds in Rice Lake. I went and enjoyed a meal at Culver’s. Then we shopped before I came home. Jeff and Remington were turkey hunting by Tomah with Derek and Ethan Johnson. Hope they had good luck. Lakeview Methodist Church had a salad luncheon after services on Sunday. They honored people who were 80 or more during the church service. Among those honored were Dick Quinton, Don Israel, Marv and Gladys Knoop and LaVern and Mary Jane Dunn. News from Cecil and Evelyn Melton found Evelyn attending Norma LaVeau’s funeral. She tells us there were many, many people there. Sunday, Vicki Trott, Peggy Vesta and Don Lane were at the Meltons’ to play cards and enjoy the day. Marv Knoop tells us nobody was found fishing on Bashaw Lake. It’s too chilly. Maybe it’s too cold for the fish to bite.

Marv tells us his son, Mark, is trying to work on the roof of his shed that went down with the snow overload. Marv also says he’s been cutting wood for next winter. He says this past winter he didn’t know if they would have to burn the furniture to stay warm. Dave and Terry Toll were up for the weekend at their pa, Jim Toll’s. While there they built a corral for Dave’s Angus so it would be easier to catch them when necessary. Jim also tells us Bill Taubman will be done planting corn soon. News of Diane Hulleman finds her at Terraceview Living Center where they made beans and corn bread. It was Cowboy Week. Diane said they ate the corn bread but kept the beans until later in the week. Tuesday evening, Diane worked at the free clinic in Rice Lake. Ann Johnson, Jan Erickson and Diane Hulleman went to Rice Lake and bought a vacuum cleaner and cleaning supplies to clean the Dewey Town Hall. Cleaning the hall will be May 29. If interested in helping, call Diane. Saturday found Diane and friend Robin and her mom and Roxie, Robin’s sister, going to Klingers. Diane says she bought her seeds and other supplies for the garden. Why do we get so excited about garden plants? We all have big ideas of how our garden will look and then it gets so hot that it’s impossible to work in it. Saturday, May 10, Jack Soelle tried to do

a good deed. Sometimes trying to do good doesn’t pay off. Jack was working on his brother Paul’s farm and trying to drive the tractor, which caught on fire. Jack apparently couldn’t get out of the cab of the tractor and had to break the back window. Jack was taken to Spooner Health System and airlifted to St. Mary’s in Duluth. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bev Thomas was at the Cumberland hospital last week. You are in our thoughts and prayers Bev. Butch and Loretta VanSelus attended the Simons’ auction on Saturday, which was off Mangelsen Road. They saw a number of their neighbors there and had a great time. Garry and Beth Crosby took in the graduation party of Samantha Nelson on Saturday. Graduation was on Sunday. Later they went to Clayton to attend the graduation party of Tiah Klugow, Ann Crosby’s granddaughter. Sunday evening Glen and Lorraine Crosby enjoyed supper at Garry and Beth’s. The Crosby guys were busy in the fields planting. Talking with my favorite sister, Marie Quam, we find her boys are trying their best to get in the fields. They can get in but they can’t get out without being pulled. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!

able to P.O. Box 35, Stone Lake, WI 54876. Please include your telephone number, so the reservation can be confirmed.  If you have any questions, please call 715-8654940.  You may also visit Moran’s website at to read more about the appraiser’s qualifications.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Stone Lake Area Historical Society. On Saturday, June 21, Stone Lake will be having a craft fair from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in downtown Stone Lake.  There will be arts, crafts, farmers market, flea market and antiques.  Sign-up forms are available at Marie’s Hideaway and Lakes Community Co-op or online at  More vendors are needed. For information call 715-865-3302.

Stone Lake Wetland Park is again inviting everyone to purchase memorial bricks, for placement in the Memory Walk in the park. Bricks are $55 each and can be ordered by calling 715-865-5091 or email Have  a good week and be safe! Mary Nilssen can be reached at 715-8654008 or

by Mary Nilssen the Stone Lake Lions Hall. This schedule will continue through June, July and August.  If you have any questions, please call Judy at 715-865-3005.  This is an easy program to follow, so come join us for fun while working out. On Friday, June 6, there will be  an annual meeting of membership of the Lakes Community Co-op at 10 a.m. at Stone Lake Town Hall.  On Saturday, June 14, from 2-5 p.m., Mark Moran will be conducting an antique appraisal at the Stone Lake Fire Hall.  The appraisal event will be limited to 40 items and the cost for the oral appraisal is $15.  Reservations must be made before the event.  Please send $15 with a description of your antique or collect-

Births A boy, Roo Leven Bruce, was born May 9, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls to Jordan and Corey Bruce, Chippewa Falls.



by Marian Furchtenicht

Finally, farmers are in the fields working around the clock to get crops in. They are making up for our late spring. Keep in mind, all food starts at ground level. So be patient if you get behind some slower-moving farm equipment, they are only trying to help feed you. A busy weekend is coming up with Memorial Day. I find myself thinking about dear relatives and friends who have gone before and the wealth of memories that have become even more precious now than when they were living. It is also graduation time with lots of parties going on. Congratulations to all of you that have completed this chapter in your lives and now will be going separate ways. The memories you’ve made and the knowledge you’ve gained will be with you forever. Cherish them. Elfreda West went with daughter Janet Donetell to The Glitz and Glam dance recital at the Rice Lake High School on Sunday afternoon that granddaughter Nora Hastrieter took part in. Report it was really nice, with some tap dancing, too. Sue Krantz went to Chippewa Falls on Sunday to her 3-year-old granddaughter Ellie Mae’s dance recital. Aunt Erika Parker and daughter Lainey had also gone down earlier and did Ellie’s hair for the occasion. Report was they were so cute in their little outfits with about 20 little dancers taking part. Charlene Gilbertson coached volleyball for the Rice Lake eighth-grade team in Altoona and Chippewa Falls. Jessie Furchtenicht had her Shell Lake eighth-grade team to Cadott for the NW League Championships this past week. Charlene Gilbertson’s daughter Marissa and baby Arianna and Char’s sister, Anna, attended graduation parties in Clayton on Saturday. There was a good turnout, 19 of us, at the Spooner High School Class of 1950 get-together this month at Tracks on Wednesday noon. Classmate Carolyn West read a letter from Bob Strunk of Colorado. He sent a donation to our

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scholarship fund. He says he looks forward to my news. Classmate Elaine Stellrecht and Hezzy King announced they have a new address. They recently moved to Glenview in Shell Lake. Snowbirds Wally and Barb Koel and Lois and J.R. Wheeler are home. There were several that attended the celebration of life for Bill Ferguson’s wife, Shirley Brickman, which was held at his home in Springbrook last Saturday. We will miss her at our get-togethers. Sympathy to Bill and family. If any classmates are ever in the area, give us a call and we’ll arrange a get-together. We’re not getting any younger you know. Life is going by way too fast. There were 18 attending the Washburn County Historical Society meeting in Shell Lake on Thursday evening. They need members and workers, so please consider. I had a nice visit with Rod and Joyce Ripley while enjoying a bite together at Becky’s after the meeting. Dave Stodola, Hudson, spent Tuesday to Thursday at his mom, Virginia’s. The Relay For Life garage sale at Sarona Town Hall over the weekend was a great success. The relay is set for Friday, May 30, at the Shell Lake High School from 6 p.m. to midnight. It is a moving and worthwhile experience. Jim and Nancy Swanson had a busy week. They spent Thursday in the Twin Cities celebrating their grandson Dustin’s graduation. He received a second degree, electrical engineering, and had a 4.0 average. They also celebrated their niece Penny’s birthday. Jim and Nancy will celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They went shopping and later had walleye at the Turtle Lake Casino. Lynn and Jeff Gallup were hauling some things to their lake home and they stopped to visit Les and Sandy Vogt. They are looking forward to spending time here at the lake this summer. Jan and Jeff Johnston enjoyed supper at her folks, Anton and Gloria Frey’s, on Sunday. I visited a bit with Betty Rogers Kubista. She’s been re-

ally busy working at the Menards garden center. Friday afternoon, I thought Gloria Frey was stopping over for her jacket that she had left at the wedding at the campground. But they pulled a surprise when Elfreda West, Mavis Schlapper and Joyce Wade came too, with cake and ice cream for my belated birthday together. Elfreda West and I enjoyed a great visit with Evie Campbell in Spooner on Tuesday. She is happy in her new house. It’s really nice. She is looking forward to her granddaughter Libbie’s wedding coming up in June when family will be coming home. It was a nice service for Norma Roe LaVeau on Friday evening at the Wesleyan Church in Spooner. Norma and her brother, LeRoy, grew up in West Sarona in the house where Roger and Cindy Furchtenicht live. Their parents were the late Ralph and Hazel Drake. Some attending the service that attended school with her were Brad Semm, Pat and Doug Sweet, Kleon Kronk and Pete and Betty Hubin. Sympathy to the family. Sunday, Bonnie Helmer and I took some food and went to my sister’s, Sharon and Merle Wilber’s, Webster, for a great visit and noon lunch together. Put her on your prayer list because she isn’t in good shape healthwise. Doug Sweet’s sister is her neighbor. Birthday wishes this week to Kathy Dahlstrom, Gary Campbell, Luke Pokorny, Bev Grocke and Luanne Sigmund, May 22; Chuck Hoffman, Jerry Ullom, Marvin Schaefer and Carol Leischer, May 24; Paul Furchtenicht, Linda Christian and Aaron Studt, May 25; Linda Austin, Pat Hellzen and Pat Hubin, May 26; Sam West Gary Zaloudek, Austin Gagner and LouAnn Vonderheid, May 27; and Tyler LaVeau, Mikayla Smith-Glen and Connie Idland, May 28. Have a happy one. Anniversary wishes to Jack and Jolene Harrington and Andy and Chris Martin, May 23; Jeff and Richelle Hanson, May 25; and Forrest and Angie Anderson, their 30th, on May 27.

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by Helen V. Pederson

Monday morning, May 19, it was a gray morning with the temp at 50 degrees. I heard there is a real storm brewing in Minnesota, which could come here. We will take all the rain we can get, although the farmers need to get into dry fields. Our prayers go out to the Les Walsingham family who are both having health problems. They used to be residents of Shell Lake. Sunday, May 18, Salem Lutheran honored the Shell Lake High School graduates including Christian Babich, Jade LaFave, Adam Hungerbuhler, Curtis Parker and Tanner Williams. We wish them God’s speed as they go on to college. We had brunch, including cake for the graduates, after service. Congratulations. Lillian Ullom informed me that Marvin Mortensen is a patient at the local hospital. Prayers for you, Marvin. I heard on the news of the death of Willis Burleigh, who used to be in the X-ray department at our hospital. His wife, Laurel, died recently. Sympathy to the family. Birthday greetings to a couple of men here at Glenview. Bun Weathers and Zino Tully celebrated on the 12th and 13th, so of course we enjoyed cake. Thank you. Last Thursday, Joanne Olson’s piano students gave a recital for parents, grandparents and Glenview residents. Last Friday, we were taken to Tracks in Spooner for lunch. It’s always good to get out to eat and enjoy the scenery on the way. Peder Pederson had a garage sale at his place last Thursday and Friday. Wendell Turpin is visiting relatives here. Brent Pederson spent the weekend in Minneapolis visiting his brother, Nicholas. Birthday greetings to Elizabeth Pederson in North Da-

kota on her eighth birthday. She is the daughter of Jerid and Rachel Pederson. “Well, young man, you’ve asked permission to marry my daughter,” the fastidious father said. “Can you support a family?” “No sir, I can’t,” the would-be groom replied. “I was only planning to support your daughter. The rest of you will have to get along the best you can.”

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EAU CLAIRE — Lindsey Von Feldt, Sarona, finance major at UW-Eau Claire, has been awarded the Richard T. Gannon scholarship in the amount of $1,400. — from ReadMedia ••• RICE LAKE — Learning Innovation Prizes were recently awarded to UW-Barron County students who initiated highly engaging projects that went beyond typical classroom assignments. Student projects nominated for the award included special collaborations between students and faculty, group project, independent research projects, service-learning or civic engagement projects, and interdisciplinary projects. LIPPIE winners were announced at the final Thursdays @ at the U event on Thursday, May 8. Each of the winners gave a five- to seven-minute synopsis of their project to the audience. All LIPPIE winners received a monetary stipend for their efforts. Local LIPPIE winners were Tyler Harrel, Shell Lake, for his work in English 205 and 281, Literary Magazines and The Literature of Disaster in Japan, for his poetry writing at Cameron High School; and Jess Stensvold, Stone Lake, working with Alex Doe, Eau Claire, Bill Muench, Turtle Lake, Stacey Taylor, Rice Lake, Liz Lee, Rice Lake, and Nikki King, Chetek, in English 305, Literature in Communities, for organizing the Northwest Wisconsin Writers’ Festival. — from UWBC

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SHELL LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB: 7-12 Family and Consumer Education Teacher Contact: Don Peterson, 7-12 Principal Phone: 715-468-7814 or 7816 Description: The Shell Lake School District has a full-time FACE position available for the 2014-15 school year. Qualifications: Preferred candidates will possess a thorough knowledge of content area, possess 21st Century technology skills, and have a strong desire to excel as a professional educator. Requirements: DPI Certification #210 required. Dual/multiple licensure certification would be a plus. Application deadline is May 30, 2014, or until filled. Apply: Please submit a letter of application, resume, transcripts, three current letters of reference, and a copy of DPI license or documentation of eligibility to: Don Peterson 7-12 Principal School District of Shell Lake 271 Highway 63 606049 40-41r Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871

HUMAN RESOURCES TECHNICIAN WITC ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE SHELL LAKE Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Human Resources Technician. This position will assist with the payroll process and administration of all benefit programs and provide support to Collegwide recruitment, certification, credentialing, safety and professional development processes. Qualifications include two years’ related postsecondary education and 4 years’ related work experience. (Associate Degree preferred)

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Popular, local market is seeking one full-time and one part-time meat counter staff member. Candidate must be able to demonstrate an aptitude for customer service, product quality, expense reduction, sanitation and must be able to work weekends. A wellgroomed appearance will be expected. Competitive wages and benefit package available to full-time personnel. Please send resume, including wage requirements by May 28 to:

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Applications are currently being accepted from qualified candidates for a part-time Dental Assistant Instructor at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Rice Lake Campus. This position is scheduled for one day per week on Mondays and would also be expected to participate in appropriate meetings, faculty training and in-services. Qualifications include: Bachelor degree or currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program, current experience in dental assisting, Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) through the Dental Assisting National Board, coursework in educational theory and methodology.

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Arnold F. Bruzek, Minong, failure to yield right of way from stop sign, $175.50; operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Charles E. Conroy, Minong, dog owner failure to pay license tax, $187.90, twice; dog running at large, $169.00, twice. Betty H. Faircloth, Superior, speeding, $200.50. Dennis R. Gadbois, Lindstrom, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Scott W. Greene, Newton, Iowa, speeding, $175.30. Dustin J. Gustafson, Rice Lake, operating while suspended, $200.50. Joshua S. Hanson, Champlin, Minn., minor transporting intoxicants in motor vehicle, $263.50. Glenn T. Hedke, Cumberland, passing in no-passing zone, $231.10. John W. Henderson, Menomonie, underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. Jeffrey A. Johnson, Stoughton, speeding, $250.90. Matthew A. Juza, Barronett, nonregistration of other vehicle, $263.50. Darren T. Klinger, Gordon, operating while suspended, $200.50. Matthew A. Larson, Duluth, Minn., operating without valid license, $200.50. Robert G. Olson, Fairchild, speeding, $200.50. Benjamin J. Paul, Spooner, operating while suspended, $200.50. Lisa K. Rikkers, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Mario W. Rolon, Spooner, operating without valid license, $200.50. John A. Sadowski, Rice Lake, operating left of centerline, $213.10. Dana J. Sando, Shell Lake, operating motor vehicle without adequate muffler, $175.30.


ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING INSTRUCTORS WITC NEW RICHMOND CAMPUS Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is seeking learning-focused, creative and dynamic individuals for full-time Associate Degree Nursing Instructor positions. WITC will be hiring candidates for the New Richmond campus beginning fall semester. Candidates must hold a Master’s degree with a major in Nursing, Nursing Education, Public Health Nursing or Nursing Administration, two years’ occupational nursing experience and direct care experience as a practicing nurse within the past five years. For a complete list of qualifications and to apply visit our website at TTY: 711 Deadline to apply: May 27, 2014 WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access Employer and Educator.

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Nathanial Z. Johnson, Spooner, possession of methamphetamine, $299.00, probation, sent. withheld. Sarah J. Ruppelt, Eau Claire, possess amphetamine/LSD/psilocin, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Riley R. Sikorski, Solon Springs, possession of THC, $518.00, local jail, costs. Terry J. Anders, Minong, speeding, $200.50. Ryan M. Brooks, Elk Mound, speeding, $250.90. Austin K. Brunner, Spooner, unlawful phone use, repeated harassment, $263.50, 10 times.

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Yana M. Allen, Eagan, Minn., receiving stolen property, $25,164.00, probation, sent. withheld; criminal trespass to dwelling, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Dakota J. Faircloth, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $299.00, costs, other sentence, community service.

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Jack Link’s is looking to fill the following position immediately:

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JOB SUMMARY: The Staff Accountant will be responsible for daily and period-end reporting of plant operational results. Reporting includes cook and pack yields, giveaway, operating efficiencies, inventory transaction analysis and financial analysis. The Staff Accountant will carry out the responsibilities in accordance with company policies and procedures. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Help develop Bill of Material structure and costs for New Products • Ensure accuracy of plant Bills Of Materials • Assist with Labor Analysis including Time Studies • Assist with Continuous Improvement efforts • Inventory transactions and Inventory Control - reconciling daily cycle counts • Responsible for recording and maintaining capital equipment and fixed asset records • Properly code Accounts Payable Invoices and post to General Ledger • Prepare assigned balance sheet reconciliations • Assist with monthly financial reporting package preparation • Assist with forecast development • Responsible for the Company Store, POS System maintenance OTHER: • Suggest improvements; continuously upgrade the quality of all support activities • Create and Maintain written operating procedures for the Staff Accountant position • Cross train with others within the accounting department • Understand the product flow and manufacturing processes of the Minong Plant • Perform other duties and projects as assigned by the Controller MINIMUM EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE/REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent direct work experience required. Strong computer skills especially Microsoft Excel, 3 to 5 years of accounting experience in a manufacturing environment and other related experiences preferred. Experience with SAP software a definite plus.

JOB SUMMARY: The primary purpose of this position is to keep all operations in safe optimum working condition to alleviate as much equipment downtime as possible during production on said shift.

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Maintain smooth flow of product. • Complete Preventative Maintenance (PMs) of equipment in a timely manner. • Setup and teardowns of equipment. • Perform product changeovers. • Troubleshoot and make necessary adjustments and repairs. • Maintain a safe work environment for all employees. • Wearing all PPE required and following LOTO procedures. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and demonstrated ability in: • Electrical AC • Refrigeration Systems • Electrical DC • Print/Schematic Reading • Hydraulic • Lubrication • Pneumatics • Plumbing • Welding • Mechanical systems • Machining • Power Transmissions • HVAC • High School diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of 3 years’ maintenance work experience in a manufacturing environment. Associate degree in Packaging Technologies or Electronics plus 5 or more years’ maintenance experience in a manufacturing food industry preferred. • Must be self-motivated. • Must be able to read, comprehend and carry out instructions offered in machinery maintenance manuals. • Must be flexible to handle multiple priorities and work efficiently under tight deadlines. • Must be able to read, write, walk, stand, sit, climb, stoop, work in an environment that is excessively hot or excessively cold, and frequently lift up to 80 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodation. • Must able to work odd shifts, days, nights, weekends, scheduled holidays, rotating shifts, and short notice overtime based upon plant needs.

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Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, #1 meat snack manufacturer in the world, is looking for enthusiastic, energetic, motivated and hardworking people, to come join our growing team. Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, in Minong, WI, has multiple General Laborer positions available for all working shifts. Hours are plenty, and there is a great opportunity for growth within the company. JOB QUALIFICATIONS • Able to perform repetitive work. • Routine duties to inspect, load, handle material and operate various machinery. • Must be able to frequently work with average to heavy materials, up to 50 pounds, able to lift 30 pounds overhead and push carts up to 1,000 pounds on wheels. • Requires the ability to grasp, use hands and wrists, with good hand/ eye coordination. • Requires the ability to move from 30-160°F environments. • Requires ability to move at a steady pace, stand and walk on hard or concrete surfaces. • Must be able to wear the necessary PPE and follow all safety and operational rules set forth by Link Snacks.

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LEFT: Dakota Robinson is shown with her first-place winning poetry selection.

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RIGHT: Jessica Haynes shows her illustrated book, “When I Got My Dog.”

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Attn. Teachers: Elementary teaching materials; B. boards; “Big Books”; over 500 books; bar w/4 stools; portable Singer; children’s furniture and toys; some antiques; clothing; cabin housewares; water skis; jackets; floating lounge; some tools; & more. Plus lots of GOOD men’s clothing & shoes.

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Notice is hereby given the Town of Barronett is requesting bids to surface .4 mile on Hilltop Road, approximately 1 mile west of Little Long Lake Road with a finished mat of 2.5”x22’ hot-mix blacktop to be completed by October 1, 2014. Bids need to include Certificate of Insurance. For more information, contact Jerry Chartraw at 715-468-2904. No bidder may withdraw their bid within 30 days after opening. Sealed bids will be accepted until 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at which time they will be opened at the Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Road, Shell Lake, WI. This will be a public bid opening. Sealed bids should be mailed to: Town of Barronett, c/o Jerry Chartraw, W9223 Heart Lake Road, Shell Lake, WI 54871. The Town Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive irregularities or informalities in any bid and to accept any bid which will best serve its interest. Patricia A. Parker, Town Clerk 606127 40-41r WNAXLP


Molly Christianson received first place for her pop-up book “Duck Fun World of Jokes.” Vicki Christianson also received first place with her pop-up book “Vicki’s Did You Know Facts.”

LEFT: Sylus Stellrecht, third grade, received first place for his illustrated book, “Lots and Lots of Tater Tots.”

RIGHT: Noah Lauterbach created a Family Fun Game for the Educational Game category for the Media Fair.

Colton Marker did an illustrated book, “Dragon and Unicorn’s Disagreement “ for the Shell Lake Media Fair.

The Shell Lake City Council adopted the following Zoning Code amendments at their regular meeting held on April 14, 2014: Sec. 13-1-11 (b) Use Regulations: Delete “but not until their principal structure is present or under construction.” Sec. 13-1-24 R-1 (b)(6) Single-Family Residential District Permitted Uses: Delete “Two (2)” and Add “Three (3) detached accessory buildings subject to Section 13-1-140(b)(1).” Sec. 13-1-25 RL-1 (b)(3) Single-Family Residential Lakeshore District - Permitted Uses: Delete “Two (2)” and Add “Three (3) detached accessory buildings subject to Section 13-1-140(b)(1). (Note: This revision would also apply to Sec 13-1-26 RL-2 (b)(1), Single-Family Residential Lakeshore District (areas not presently served by public sewer and/or water utilities)). Sec. 13-1-140 Accessory Uses or Structures, Article K: (b)(1) Placement Restrictions - Residential District: Delete “(2) detached accessory buildings” and Add “(3) detached accessory buildings.” Delete “1,280 square feet” and Add “2,400 square feet.” Add “with no single structure exceeding 1,280 square feet, for single-family residential districts.” (b)(3) Placement Restrictions - Residential District: Delete “No detached accessory building shall be located within 3 feet of any other accessory building” and Add “No detached accessory building shall be located within 5 feet of any other accessory building.” Add “If a dwelling does not exist, a site plan for the parcel must first be approved by the Zoning Administrator, with a minimum available width of 30’ (living space), demonstrating sufficient footprint to allow for a future dwelling that would be in compliance with code requirements.” Delete “the overall height shall not exceed 35 feet” and Add “the overall height shall not exceed 22 feet.” Delete “Exterior finish materials of the detached building shall be of the same type as that of the principal structure,” and Add “Exterior finish materials of the detached building must be reasonably compatible with the existing principal structure, and must consist of new material only. Galvanized metal shall not be allowed as finish material for any accessory building.” Sec. 13-3-17 Table of Dimensional Standards, Minimum Side Yard: Delete “3 ft. for accessory structures,” and Add “5 ft. for accessory structures.” 606038 40r WNAXLP


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***OPEN BOOK will be held on the 4th day of June, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Beaver Brook Town Hall. Purpose: To discuss your assessed value with the Assessor and ask questions. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Review for the Town of Beaver Brook of Washburn County shall hold its first meeting on the 4th day of June, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Beaver Brook Town Hall. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board: No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the Assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to a member of the Board about the person’s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of the assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board of Review, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board or by telephone or object to a valuation if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method of valuation unless the person supplies the Assessor all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the Assessor’s manual under Sec. 73.03 (2a) of Wis. Statutes, that the Assessor requests. The Town has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Sec. 19.35 (1) of Wis. Statutes. The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone. Respectfully submitted, 605902 40r Nancy Erickson, Clerk Town of Beaver Brook WNAXLP


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Shannon Klopp requests a variance at 27 5th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871, Original Plat (CSL) E33’ Lot 3 Block 16 V348 P 412 JGMT to construct a 20-ft. x 24-ft. addition that would require a reduced side yard setback. Zoning Classification: Commercial C1. Zoning Ordinance Sec. 13-1-28(c)(3)(b). A public hearing will be held on this matter Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers, City Hall. Clint Stariha, Zoning Administrator 606126 40-41r WNAXLP

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REQUEST FOR BIDS Washburn County is seeking bids for abstracting parcels of land, with 2011 taxes due, as part of the tax deed procedure. There are approximately 350 parcels. The Bid Specs can be picked up in the County Treasurer’s Office. Sealed Bids must be received in the County Treasurer’s Office no later than 4:30 p.m. May 30, 2014. Washburn County reserves the right to accept and/or reject any and all bids. 605488 39-40r WNAXLP

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NOTICE BOARD OF REVIEW - OPEN BOOK SESSION CITY OF SHELL LAKE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the City of Shell Lake, Washburn County, will meet Monday, June 9, 2014, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 501 1st St., Shell Lake, WI 54871. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board: No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the Assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to a member of the Board about the person’s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of the assessment unless at least 48 hours before the meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members and if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board of Review, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method of valuation; unless the person supplies the Assessor all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the Assessor’s manual under Sec. 73.03(2a) of Wis. Statutes, that the Assessor requests. The City of Shell Lake shall provide an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph and shall provide exemptions for persons using the information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Sec. 19.35(1) of Wis. Statutes. The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other person may testify by telephone. Anyone who desires to object to the valuation placed on his or her property must file a written objection form with the City Administrator. Objection forms can be obtained at the City Administrator’s office. The Open Book session will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Council Chambers, City Hall. This session gives the taxpayer an opportunity to informally discuss the valuation placed on their property with the Assessor. The Assessment Roll for the City of Shell Lake is available for public inspection at the City Administrator’s office during regular office hours. 606039 40r WNAXLP Andrew Eiche, City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer

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State of Wisconsin County of Washburn} ss Town of Beaver Brook} To: The Town Board of Beaver Brook: Gentlemen: I, Michael Allen Rummel, trade name d/b/a Rummel’s Tap, with address W5292 Co. Hwy. B, Sarona, WI, hereby apply for a Class “B” license under Chapter 125.51 of the Wisconsin Statutes for the sale of intoxicating liquors and Chapter 125.26 for the retail sale of fermented malt beverages for the year commencing July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015, on the following described premises to wit: Tavern, patio, walk-in cooler storage, SW corner of SW corner of T38 N-R12 Sec. 24. Michael A. Rummel Clerk’s Office Town of Beaver Brook Application filed the13th day of May, 2014. Nancy Erickson, Clerk Town of Beaver Brook 605858 40-41r WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that the Washburn County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. SARONA Township: Richard King, Sarona, Wisconsin. A variance for a road reduction setback of 5 feet from the right of way of Ripley Spur Rd. (normal setback is 75 feet from the centerline or 50 feet from the right of way. Whichever is great). Division 16 Sec. 38-480 (2) and a setback of 90 feet from the ordinary high-water mark of Big Ripley Lake (normal setback is 100 feet from the ordinary high-water mark) to build a garage. Map# SA 744/Record ID#: 22544 - Lot 10 Block 3 of Deer Lake Park Section 9-37-12. Interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard. The committee will deliberate in “Open Session.” This agenda and the subsequent meeting minutes are available in large type. If you need assistance, please call Lolita Olson at 715468-4600, prior to the meeting. Webster Macomber Zoning Administrator 605856 40-41r WNAXLP


The City of Shell Lake will receive sealed proposals or complete electronic proposals ( at the office of MSA Professional Services, Inc., located at 15 West Marshall Street, Suite B, Rice Lake, Wisconsin 54868 for the 2014 Standby Generator Procurement Project until 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. All proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time. The equipment for which proposals are asked includes the following EQUIPMENT: Furnish one DOT-approved trailermounted portable diesel-fueled standby engine generator. The unit shall be 60 KW/75 KVA. The PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS may be examined at the offices of MSA Professional Services, Inc., Baraboo, Wisconsin; and the City of Shell Lake. Planholders list will be updated interactively on our Web address at under Bidding. Copies of the PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS are available at You may download the digital plan documents for $20 by inputting Quest eBidDoc #3325308 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact at 952-233-1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading and working with the digital project information. No proposal will be accepted unless accompanied by a certified check or bid bond equal to at least 5% of the amount proposal, payable to the OWNER as a guarantee that, if the proposal is accepted, the bidder will execute and file the proper contract and bond within 15 days after the award of the contract. The certified check or bid bond will be returned to the bidder as soon as the contract is signed, and if after 15 days the bidder shall fail to do so, the certified check or bid bond shall be forfeited to the OWNER as liquidated damages. No bidder may withdraw his proposal within 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof. Pursuant to Section 66.0903, Wisconsin Statutes, the minimum wages to be paid on the project shall be in accordance with the wage rate scale established by local wage rates. OWNER reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all proposals. Published by the authority of the City of Shell Lake. CONSULTING ENGINEER: MSA Professional Services, Inc. 1230 South Boulevard Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913 Scott Chilson, P.E. (608) 355-8868 605913 40-41r WNAXLP




Shell Lake students present spring concert

Fourth-graders take field trip to fish hatchery

The Shell Lake jazz band, under the direction of Ben Kunselman, performs at the spring concert on Monday, May 12. – Photos by Larry Samson

Emmit Johnson is a avid fisherman. He is demonstrating his casting skills to his teacher, Dan Kevan. The Shell Lake fourth-grade class took a field trip to the Tommy Thompson Fish Hatchery in Spooner on Friday, May 16. – Photos by Larry Samson

The Shell Lake vocal ensemble is shown (L to R): KayDee Bontekoe, Ashley Lord, Amy Bouchard, Tia Carlson, Katie Slater and Alecia Meister.

Hailey Ziemer is proud of the fish she caught below the dam. Her father, Jeremiah, and Mr. Kevan are shown taking her photo.

Natalie Smith and Keagan Blazer received an Intermezzo scholarship to attend the Shell Lake Arts Center. Presenting the scholarship is Intermezzo member Barb Luedeke. Caitlyn Skattebo examines a rusty crawfish, an invasive species that is harmful to the fish habitat.

Shell Lake School Menu Breakfast Monday, May 26: No school. Memorial Day. Tuesday, May 27: Pancake and sausage or Get Vertical Bar. Wednesday, May 28: Cereal and toast or ultimate breakfast round. Thursday, May 29: Waffle with fruit or muffin. Friday, May 30: Cheddar omelet and 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.

Lunch Monday, May 26: No school. Memorial Day. Tuesday, May 27: Taco Day. Wednesday, May 28: Macaroni and cheese and corn dog. Thursday, May 29: Mozzarella dippers. Friday, May 30: Potato bowl. 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.

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Memorial Day events for Washburn County WASHBURN COUNTY — Several events are planned for the upcoming Memorial Day celebration. Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery: A Memorial Day ceremony is set for Saturday, May 24, at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial. Veterans, their families, and the public are invited to attend. The theme for this year’s ceremony is Remembering Those who Dared all for the Prize of Freedom. Gov. Scott Walker is the invited keynote speaker. At 12:30 p.m. the list of Wisconsin deceased KIAs from Iraq and Afghanistan will be read. A ceremonial flyover, provided by Dave Schmitz and Jim LaPorte, will be at 1 p.m. The cemetery is located at N4063 Veterans Way just off Hwy. 53, three miles south of Spooner. Shell Lake: Monday, May 26, sponsored by American Legion Post 225 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9867. Veterans, Honor Guard, and Scouts are to meet at 9:30 a.m. to line up to march at 10 a.m. from the Shell Lake Dug Out on the west end of Main Street down to the Shell Lake Memorial Park by the beach. At 10:15 a.m. a ceremony will be held at Shell Lake Memorial Park. Music will be provided by the Shell Lake High School band. Guest speaker is Rep. Stephen Smith, D-Shell Lake. The Rev. Sue Odegard of Salem Lutheran Church in Shell Lake will give the invocation and benediction. Jim Lewis will read the names of deceased veterans. There will be the placing of the wreath, rifle salute and the playing of the taps. Spooner: American Legion Post 12, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1028, Am Vets Post 190 and Spooner Area Honor Guard will be at the following places on Monday, May 26: 9 a.m., Lampson Cemetery on Hwy. 53, placing of the wreath, rifle salute and taps; 10:30 a.m. at Spooner Veterans Memorial Park across from Tony’s, posting of the colors, music, national anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, invocation, guest speaker, reading of de-

Memorial Day services are planning throughout Washburn County. This photo was taken at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. — Photo by Larry Samson ceased veterans, music, placing of two wreaths, rifle salute, taps and benediction. Right after go to Spooner Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Hwy. 70 for the placing of the wreath, rifle salute and taps. Afterward proceed to the Spooner Annex next to the Spooner Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Hwy. 70 for the placing of the wreath, rifle salute and taps. At 1 p.m. they will be at the Stone Lake Cemetery. Birchwood: American Legion Post 379 on Monday, May 26, will be at the Long Lake Cemetery at 9 a.m. for the reading of deceased veterans, 21-gun rifle salute and taps; 10 a.m., at Little Birch Lake north end, dropping of the wreath, 21-gun rifle salute and taps; 10:15 a.m. march on Main Street Birchwood to the Veterans Memorial by village hall, short


speech and salute to deceased veterans; 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, rifle salute, and benediction tribute to our fallen comrades; 12:30 p.m. luncheon at the American Legion Post 379 in Birchwood provided by the auxiliary. Minong: American Legion Post 465 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10625 on Monday, May 26, 10 a.m. at Chicog Cemetery, guest speaker Cdr. Featherly, prayer, reading of deceased veterans, placing of the wreath, rifle salute and taps; 11 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery, guest speaker, music provided by the Northwood High School band, reading of deceased veterans, placing of the wreath, rifle salute and taps. Springbrook: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10568 and American Legion Post 328 schedule for Monday, May

26: 8 a.m. church service ceremony at St. Luke’s Church; 9 a.m. at VFW Post 10568 Springbrook, reading of deceased veterans, placing of the wreath, rifle salute and taps; 9:15 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery, prayer, placing of the wreath and rifle salute; 9:30 a.m. St. Luke’s Cemetery, prayer, placing of the wreath and rifle salute; 10 a.m. Spring Lake Naval Cemetery, ringing of the bell, prayer, placing of the wreath and rifle salute; 10:30 a.m. at Anah Cemetery on CTH A in the Town of Crystal for placing of the wreath and rifle salute; 11 a.m. Earl Cemetery, prayer, music, placing of the wreath and rifle salute; 11:30 a.m. post feed for honor guard and post members. — from WCVSO

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SHELL LAKE — When Bob Pederson took on a part-time job at Bashaw Valley Greenhouse in March, he didn’t know the Shell Lake downtown flower baskets would be in his future. That month he untangled chains, mixed soil, lined the baskets and helped Linda Degner plant the little flowers that will soon bring beauty to the streets and beachfront of Shell Lake. Degner, co-owner of Bashaw Valley Greenhouse, reported that the “recipe” for the flowers is different this year.  Each basket contains different types of petunias; regular waves, double waves and supertunias in mostly pinks and purples.  Right now the flowers are growing in the warm, protected greenhouse and will brave the weather when

the city crew hangs them for Memorial Day weekend. The Shell Lake Lions Club and city of Shell Lake team up to raise funds for the flowers. People may purchase a full basket or half basket in memory of or in honor of a special person, or it might be courtesy of a person, business or organization.  Posters downtown and a press release will list all of the remembrances.  Donations are tax deductible and need to be made by Saturday, May 31.  Checks should be made payable to Shell Lake Lions Flower Fund and mailed to P.O. Box 520, Shell Lake, WI 54871 or dropped off at city hall. — from Shell Lake Flower Fund

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