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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Vol. 121, No. 36 • Shell Lake, Wisconsin


Lost in time See page 14

Weather helped create mild wildfire season

BURNETT/POLK/WASHBURN COUNTIES - The cold, snow and rain this spring has created problems for many farmers and impatience among those of us longing for warm, sunny days, but it’s helped keep down the number of wildfires usually occurring this time of year. “It’s (weather) been a blessing in that respect,” noted DNR Fire Warden Renae Paulson at Webster. “The fire season has been very mild, thankfully.” Paulson said the Cumberland area, which includes Burnett, Washburn and parts of Barron and Polk counties, has seen about 20 fires so far this spring. “Normally, we’d have two or three times that many at this point in the season,” she said. “I don’t think any of them have been larger than 10 acres.” The serious portion of the wildfire season here usually winds down in May, when things begin to green up. Persons are asked to check the DNR’s Web site for daily reports on burning permit requirements. A link to the site can be found at the Leader’s Web site at - Gary King


Cold crops

The snowfall of 1.4 inches on Thursday, April 28, was a little more than a nuisance for the area farmers working their ground for the spring planting. The weather forecast does not give much relief for the below-normal temperatures and wet conditions. With flurries the first few days of May, the area has seen snow for the past eight months. — Photo by Larry Samson

Congressional members react to bin Laden killing

DWI simulator See page 2

by Maureen McCollum and Mike Simonson, Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - U.S. Congressman Ron Kind says he predicts very little change in the course of combat in the Middle East, despite the death of Osama bin Laden. The La Crosse Democrat says his death sends a signal to other al-Qaida members that they will also be brought to justice. Kind says in a way, it’s better that the U.S. acted alone in the operation, without the help of Pakistan. “It would have been difficult, I think, for Pakistani military to cooperate on a mission within their own border, for fear of

their own reprisals in their country,” says Kind. “But they are a crucial ally. They haven’t been the most dependable ally in this fight against al-Qaida and terrorists in the region. We need to continue to work on that relationship.” Kind says the world is a better place without bin Laden and thanks the forces involved in “bringing him to justice.” Meanwhile, Republican Congressman Sean Duffy of Ashland says getting bin Laden is “a great day for America.” “It underscores the point that you attack us, you come after us, we might not get you right away but we will not relent,” says Duffy. “We will look at every corner of the Earth and we will find you.”

Watch for cycles

SPORTS Pages 12 & 13 Members of the local Chapter 7A of ABATE were getting out the word that motorcycles share the road and to be aware of them. The death toll in motorcycle accidents increased from 84 in 2009 to 104 in 2010, which is attributed to the price of gas and the increased use of motorcycles. With the current price of gas we can expect even more motorcycles on the road this coming year. — Photo by Larry Samson

Just arriving back from a two-day tour of Afghanistan that ended Saturday, Duffy says Pakistan has to step up if the war in Afghanistan is to be won. “It’s telling that Americans went in by themselves and didn't include the Pakistanis in their mission,” says Duffy. “I don't know that they're an honest partner of ours.” Duffy adds that he’s heard many people say that that if the Pakistanis don't engage with the U.S. to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan, it will be hard to be successful there.

Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall here in July by Jessica Beecroft WASHBURN COUNTY - Brian Sengbusch spoke at the Washburn County Veterans and Military Affairs Committee on Thursday, April 28, in regard to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall. The opening ceremony will be Thursday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The speakers will be Gary Wetzel and Jim Young. Music will be provided by the Shell Lake High School Band.

See Memorial, page 3

“ O n th e s h o re s o f be a uti f ul S he l l L a k e” •

Students experience DWI simulator


Through an AODA grant, Unite International Health and Wellness Educational Program, the students of Shell Lake and Cumberland High School got firsthand knowledge of the dangers of drinking or texting and driving. The simulator visits high schools, military bases, colleges and technical schools in an effort to educate young adults about these dangers. The simulator from Grand Rapids, Mich., spent Wednesday, April 27, in Shell Lake. — Photos by Larry Samson

Denim Walk

Area community members braved the cold weather to walk to stop domestic abuse. The Denim Walk was sponsored by the Time-Out Family Abuse Shelter Inc. and was held Wednesday, April 27, in Shell Lake. Help is only a phone call away, 800-924-0556 or 800-799-SAFE (7233). — Photo by Larry Samson

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April Richter’s challenge is the DWI simulator giving the experience of driving under the influence.

SLEF celebrates Earth Day with students

SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Education Foundation, by popular demand, celebrated Earth Day at the 3-12 school in Shell Lake with its second-annual bake sale last week. So successful was the first bake sale last year, an emergency second Earth Day had to be declared because they ran out of treats for the third- to sixthgrade students. This year, being better prepared, they extended Earth Day yet another day so each of the three lunch periods got an equal shot at the goodies. The proverbial favorites, dirt and sand cups complete with worms, were once again extremely popular. New offerings this year of chocolate-dipped pretzels and earth cookies (they really looked like earth) along with old stalwarts from last year, earth balls and cupcakes, made the kids think a little bit before they spent those quarters. SLEF is happy to offer a little something special for the students, at the same time raising some money that will be returned to their education, and helping bring awareness to the importance of protecting the environment in

which we live. Gratitude is extended to the fourth grade and their teachers, Mr. Kevan, Ms. Behling and Ms. Sauve. As part of their Earth Day education they cleaned up the school’s playground. This year a considerable amount of money was found on the playground and they donated it to the Earth Day bake sale. SLEF also extends gratitude to the administration for approving the threeday sale, the kitchen staff for allowing them to use their cooler space and the traffic in and out, the janitors for helping with cleanup and the teachers for having to deal with any circumstances a student with elevated sugar levels may cause. SLEF is committed to being a positive part of students’ lives. They are dedicated to supporting excellence in education by helping to fund educational tools and programs for the Shell Lake School District. Please pick up one of their brochures around town, click on the SLEF District Web site link, or find them on Facebook to learn more about them. — from SLEF

Mother’s Day plant sale

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Shell Lake Greenhouse Management and FFA students will be selling plants for Mother’s Day on Friday, May 6, for 3-12 students and the community. Students will go through the greenhouse in the morning, and the community is asked to arrive at noon. Plants will be sold Thursday, May 5, to students prekindergarten through second grade. Parents are asked to send money with the student making a purchase. There are a variety of flowers as well as tomato and pepper plants. For prices check out the school Web site. For more information call Jenifer Bos at 715-468-7814. — Photo submitted

State tries to sanction tribal mixed martial arts events


by Mike Simonson Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - An effort by Wisconsin to force tribal casinos to follow new regulations to sanction mixed martial arts events came close to forcing legal action against the state. Tribes objected to what they saw was interference with their sovereignty. The northern Wisconsin Lac du Flambeau band of Lake Superior Chippewa has held a dozen mixed martial arts fighting contests at its Lake of the

Torches Casino over the past four years. The casino’s marketing director, Michael Broderick, says the combative combination of boxing, wrestling, judo and kickboxing is a big draw for them. But they follow strict rules to sanction all fights through a national group called King of the Cage. “It’s not a fly-by-night operation,” says Broderick. “The concerns the secretary brought to the tribes are also our concerns too.” Wisconsin Department of Licensing

and Regulation Secretary Dave Ross has held talks with the 11 state tribes to mend this fence. He says the state did not intend to step on tribal rights. “The tribes already have had an extensive amount of rules that they’ve written themselves and most of these either mirror state … or exceed state law.” Broderick says the issue isn’t so much the state’s new mixed martial arts rules as it is tribal independence. “I think it’s coming together, but once again it has to be an understanding that

the tribes have their inherent rights through tribal sovereignty to conduct economic activities on the reservation and to regulate their activities. And I think there were some misunderstandings by the state of Wisconsin.” The Oneida and Potawatomi bands have signed agreements with the state to share medical information of fighters. Lac du Flambeau says it will also share medical records but continue holding fighting contests.

by Brian Bull Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - More people need help with their heating and electric bills than at this time last year. Susan Brown is with the state Division of Energy Services, which administers the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program for Wisconsin. She says the state’s official emergency winter period ended on April 15, meaning utility companies could begin disconnecting customers well behind on making payments. Many people have since sought LIHEAP funds to keep the lights on. “Between April 15 and today, there

have been 9,000 households that have sought basic assistance with their heat and electric costs, and in the neighborhood of 3,000 households seeking some type of crisis assistance,” says Brown. “And on average, we’ve experienced about a 6-percent increase overall in caseload compared to the same time last year.” Brown says while the struggling economy may be behind the increase, greater awareness of the federal program could be a factor as well. Wisconsin’s LIHEAP appropriation is $130 million. Recipients must meet set criteria to prove they’re unable to cover their home energy costs.

WASHBURN COUNTY — The Washburn County road bans will come off Monday, May 9, at 12:01 a.m. Notice will be posted on the Washburn

County Highway Department Web site at department listings. — from WCHD

BARRON — Barron Electric Cooperative is warning residents about a possible energy-saving scam that has led to deception and the Better Business Bureaus in two states chasing an energy products company. This begins with a postcard inviting people to a free dinner and the potential to dramatically reduce monthly utility bills. When things sound too good to be true, they probably are. The Electric Co-op Today, which is published by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, wrote an article about the scheme. According to the article, the company is selling energysaving devices with claims of lowering energy bills. The company allegedly told members of a Florida electric cooperative the products would be eligible for fed-

eral tax refunds and utility rebates, which was not the case. Florida isn’t the only state. Complaints have also been filed in Montana. It is believed that the company behind the alleged activity is Light Power Solutions. Buyers have found the products do not live up to the company’s claims. The company has been hosting these dinners and presentations in the local area. Proper insulation levels and sealing air leaks in your home are two of the most important things to consider when improving the performance of your home. Barron Electric offers rebate programs, energy audits, home performance assessments, meter monitor and information that can help you make good choices that will make a difference in your energy bills. — from Barron Electric

The committee is reaching out to nine local counties. There are 61 Vietnam veterans from Washburn County. The committee is requesting all local VFWs, American Legions and all veterans organizations bring post flags. The Patriot Guard will be present for both opening and closing ceremonies. Counselors will be present for veterans while viewing the wall. The local National Guard, state police and Washburn County Sheriff’s De-

partment will be present to assist with transportation and possible protestors. Monetary donations and additional volunteers are needed to assist with financial cost and the safeguarding of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall. The closing ceremony will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 31. Vietnam veterans only will have a private viewing after the closing ceremony.

RICE LAKE — The public is invited to attend a biennial budget dialogue session featuring state Sen. Robert Jauch and state Assemblyman Roger Rivard on Friday, May 6, at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County in Rice Lake. Audience members are encouraged to participate in the exchange by voicing their comments and questions about the state budget proposal. According to event moderator Dr. Eric Kasper, UW-BC assistant professor of political science, there are two main goals for this event: to allow citizens to ask

questions of, and communicate their thoughts with, their elected state representatives; and to allow these public officials to explain their positions about the state budget and see where they might be able to find common ground with each other and their constituents. UW-Barron County strives to ensure that the area’s elected officials have a venue to speak with, and hear from, members of the public. For more information on this public affairs event please contact Kasper at 715-234-8176, Ext. 5472 or — from UW-BC

MERRILL — The 7th Congressional District Democrats held their annual convention in Merrill on Saturday, April 30, and took up a collection to assist victims of the recent tornadoes. In all, they collected $650 and nearly 20 grocery bags full of personal-care items such as soap and shampoo. Everything was donated to St. Vincent de Paul in Merrill. The Democratic Party believes that each of us has an obligation to each other, to our neighbors, and our communities (see the party’s Web site at “I remember when a tornado destroyed the town of Siren in Northwest Wisconsin, near where I live, and how important having

everyone pitch in was to rebuilding. Our Democratic Party members just wanted to be a small part of the effort to help our neighbors in Merrill get back on their feet,” said Jan Kelton, chair of the 7th District Democrats. Lincoln County Democratic Chair Melissa Schroeder, a resident of Merrill, added, “So many party members across central and northern Wisconsin contacted me and asked how they could help. I’m thrilled that so many have been willing to donate because I know personally that it will help so many in our community.” — from 7th District Democrats

SPOONER — The 15th-annual pet walk for the Washburn County Area Humane Society will be held on Saturday morning, May 21, at the College Street Park in Spooner. This is one of the major fundraisers to benefit the hundreds of animals that pass through the local animal shelter each year. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by demonstrations, exhibits, photos by Northern Lights Camera Club and pet

costume contest. New this year is a pet talent contest. Share your pet’s special talent or cute trick. The walk will begin at 11 a.m., followed by the awarding of many prizes donated by area merchants, plus a free picnic lunch. More information is available on the events page of WCAHS Web site or by calling the shelter at 715-635-4720. — from WCAHS

Demand for utility bill assistance is up

Road bans to be lifted

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Jauch and Rivard to hold dialogue

Steps for Pets

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Beware of energy-saving scam

7th District Democrats make donation to Merrill tornado victims

Police speak at school about gangs On Monday, May 2, Officer Matt Ninham from the Oneida Police Department gave a presentation on gangs at the 3-12 school in Shell Lake and also spoke to the students about motivation. The last part of the presentation was a demonstration with the St. Croix Tribal Police Department and their K-9 officers. Officer Henry Bearheart and Officer Jessica Waskow were able to answer numerous questions from the students and staff regarding their police dogs. — Photo by Alice Denotter


Where to write

Letters to the editor

Get a grip

During his election night victory speech, Congressman Sean Duffy told the assembled crowd that the great task of his generation was to stop the “creeping socialism” that he feels is threatening America. What was Duffy talking about? The only thing I could think of that made any sense is that Duffy must be afraid of the citizens of North Dakota. Why? Because North Dakota has the only state-owned bank in the United States. A state-owned bank is socialism. What kind of horrible oppression do the North Dakotans live under from their form of

socialism? North Dakota currently enjoys a budget surplus and the lowest unemployment rate in the nation. The Bank of North Dakota didn’t get involved in making the kinds of wildly speculative subprime loans that toppled Wall Street brokerage firms, and that prompted Congress to bail out large commercial banks. And when large banks won’t lend money to small businesses and family farmers, the Bank of North Dakota does, keeping North Dakotans money at home instead of sending it to Wall Street. That

does sound downright un-American! What can be done about this imminent threat to American capitalism? Maybe we should invade North Dakota? We could probably catch them completely off guard. Or maybe Minnesota, South Dakota, and Montana should erect large border fences to stem the tide of socialist immigration to other states? Better yet, maybe Sean Duffy should get a grip on himself and quit spouting hysterical nonsense?

On behalf of the Republican Party of Washburn County, I want to extend gratitude to the members of the Washburn County Recount Canvass Board for their professionalism and tireless efforts put into the recount of the Prosser/Kloppenburg election. Agnes Anderson, Della Stariha and Rosie Hauk,

along with their team of six tabulators, have worked with both the Republicans and Democrats to ensure this recount is accurate. Even though the recount is not complete as of this writing, I am certain the results will show little variance from the original figures submitted by our great

Board of Election officials in Washburn County and the county clerk Lynn Hoeppner’s office. Again, appreciation is extended to Anderson and crew for a great job.

Washburn County Zoning Administrator Webster Macomber and the zoning committee are refusing to enforce the zoning ordinance to prevent a business from operating in a residentially zoned area. Little Bear Road is a quiet private neighborhood occupied by long-term

residents. It is located on the west side of Long Lake. We have been told the zoning regulations need to be updated. Some zoning committee members feel this is a reason not to enforce the current ordinances. Until they are changed, present ordinances should be enforced.

It is a sad day for Wisconsin when residents must take legal action to have the existing ordinances and laws enforced.

Appreciation extended

Zoning Issue

Steve Carlson Trego

Dan Hubin, chair Republican Party of Washburn County

Jill Keefer Sarona

Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer. It is usually found in fair-skinned people on exposed skin areas such as the hands, face and neck. Persons with light skin, who sunburn easily, are at the highest risk, although anyone can get squamous cell carcinoma. Heavy sun exposure and severe sunburns as a child may increase the likelihood of skin cancer. Some fast facts about skin cancer: Skin cancer and melanoma account for about 50 percent of all types of cancer diagnoses combined. It is one of the more preventable types of cancer. More than 90 percent of skin cancer is caused by excessive exposure to the sun. Each hour, one person dies from skin cancer. To help prevent skin cancer, the Centers for Disease Control recommends easy options for sun protection: • Seek shade, especially during midday hours. • Wear clothing to protect exposed skin. • Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade the face, head, ears and neck.

Steven L. Anderson, Barron, seat belt violation, $10.00. Andrew R. Cameron, Spooner, fraud on gas station, $263.50. Michael D. Coaty, Birchwood, operating while suspended, $200.50. Jeremy C. Englund, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $263.50. Lynn B. Espersen, Hayward, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Christopher R. Jensen, Minneapolis, Minn., OWI, $619.00, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Scott R. Kemmits, Exeland, unsafe backing of vehicle, $175.30. Lucas D. Ladenthin, Winter, speeding, $225.70. Lake Nebagamon Trucking Corporation, Lake Nebagamon, violation of frozen road weight limits, $360.03. Joseph H. Leckel, Spooner, transportation/raw forest products, $459.57. Eric L. Mundo, Rice Lake, operating without valid license, $200.50; operating motor vehicle

without insurance, $200.50. Jacob A. Moore, Spooner, failure to notify police of accident, $263.50; OWI, $817.50, license revoked 6 months, ignition interlock, alcohol assessment; hit and run unattended vehicle, $200.50. Jason J. Paulus, Rice Lake, speeding, $175.30. Doralynn Philips, Spooner, display false vehicle registration plate, $263.50; nonregistration of auto, $175.30; operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Raymond K. Pias, Chippewa Falls, seat belt violation, $10.00; speeding, $175.30. Timothy M. Rand, Spooner, operating with PAC >=0.08<0.15, $619.00, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Mark A. Sandstrom, Springbrook, issue worthless check(s), $646.85, restitution. Gena Sandstrom, Springbrook, issue worthless check(s), $502.59, restitution; issue worthless check(s), $554.14, restitution. Joshua E. Tomesh, Rice Lake, speedometer violations, $175.30.

Court news

Gov. Scott Walker 115 East, State Capitol Bldg. Madison, WI 53707 phone: 608-266-1212 email: Web site: Congressman Sean Duffy (7th Congressional District) 2462 Rayburn Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20515

Rep. Roger Rivard (75th Assembly District) Room 307 North, State Capitol P.O. Box 8952 Madison, WI 53707 608-266-2519 • 888-534-0075 Rep. Nick Milroy (73rd Assembly District) Room 8 North P.O. Box 8953 Madison, WI 53708 phone: 608-266-0640 fax: 608-282-3673

Sen. Robert Jauch (25th Senate District) Room 415 South P.O. Box 7882 Madison, WI 53707


May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

by Jessica Beecroft SPOONER - May starts the National Skin Cancer/Melanoma Awareness Month campaign. Skin cancer is the most prevalent of all types of cancers with more than 1 million Americans developing skin cancer every year. Skin cancer is divided into two categories, melanoma and nonmelanoma. Melanoma is a dangerous form of skin cancer. Although serious, nonmelanomas are much less life threatening and easier to treat. Melanoma accounts for 4 percent of skin cancer cases diagnosed. It is estimated that 65,000 people will be diagnosed with melanoma in 2010. Almost 8,000 are expected to die of melanoma this year. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type. It frequently appears on the head, neck and hands as a small, fleshy bump, nodule or red patch. A basal cell carcinoma can also appear as a sore that seems to heal, but recurs repeatedly. The good news is that they are slow growing. However, early detection and removal is important.

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• Wear sunglasses that wrap around and block as close to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays as possible. • Use sunscreen with sun protective factor of 15 or higher with both UVA and UVB protection.

In the Wednesday, April 27, edition of the Register, a cutline that showed a group participating in the monarch butterfly blessing ceremony in the story Earth Day with the butterflies, Cassandra Thompson was misidentified as Kris Fjelstad. Our apologies are extended to both Thompson and Fjelstad. — WCR

Interested in looking for aquatic invasive species?

SPOONER — The Washburn County Land and Water Conservation Department will host an Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring workshop Saturday, May 21, at the Spooner DNR Service Center, from 9 to 11 a.m. The training and resource materials provided in the workshop will help volunteers identify invasives such as Eurasian water milfoil, curly-leaf pondweed, zebra mussels and among others, rusty crayfish. The training will also provide instructions on how to organize an effective monitoring team, where and when to look for invasives,

Gabriel R. Vecchione, Lebanon, Mo., seat belt violation, $10.00. Robert L. Brown, Spooner, second-degree sexual assault of child, $375.00, state prison, extended supervision. Jeremy C. Englund, Spooner, operating while revoked, $299.00. Mario R. Estrada, Shell Lake, failure to report to jail, $268.00, local jail, costs, other sentence. Chad A. Gerue, Rockton, Ill., operating while under the influence, $1,674.00, probation, sent. withheld, license revoked 24 months. Korre K. Morse, Spooner, OWI, $1,425.00, local jail, license revoked 24 months, alcohol assessment, other sentence. Gregory R. Pecha, Bloomer, failure to display vehicle license plates, $150.10. Timothy M. Rand, Spooner, possess drug paraphernalia, $263.50. Dawn M. Thomas, Minong, issue worthless check(s), $1,073.82, probation, sent. withheld.

and what to do if you suspect that you have found an invasive plant or animal. Hands-on species identification will also take place. There is no cost to attend the workshop, and one resource kit per lake will be given away. The AIS monitoring is designed to be easy and fun for all to participate in. It is tailored so you can select which species you are interested in and can fit it into your schedule. To register for the workshop please call Lisa Burns at 715-468-4654. — from WCLWCD

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Wisconsin tourism shows signs of recovery from recession

Tourism up in Washburn County

WASHBURN COUNTY — A study released by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism this week shows that the state’s tourism industry is showing signs of turning the corner after the recession that has gripped the nation. Traveler spending in the state during 2010 increased 1.8 percent over 2009 according a survey conducted by Davidson-Peterson Associates. During the worst of the recession, traveler spending fell nearly 8 percent. Locally, travelers to Washburn County spent more than $58.1 million in 2010, an increase of 0.26 percent from 2009. Tourism in Washburn County has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 14 years. In 1997 traveler spending was $31 million; in 2010 it was $58.1 million, an in-

crease of over 87 percent. The ever-growing tourism industry in Washburn County supported 1,371 full-time equivalent jobs and a total impact of over $3 million in taxes and other fees to local government in 2010. “We had heard from many local businesses that things were looking up in 2010 and we look forward to the upcoming summer season,” said Michelle Voight, executive director of Washburn County Tourism Association. Washburn County Tourism Association has launched an aggressive marketing campaign including a marketing plan with Discover Wisconsin, online marketing, print marketing, participating in regional marketing initiatives, social media and much more. “We are working extremely hard to market Washburn County as the amazing, family destination that it is,” said Voight. For information on Washburn County Tourism Association, contact Voight at 715-635-9696 or stop into the Washburn

Hubin speaks to book club

The Celebrating Local Authors Book Club met on Friday, April 29, at Friendship Commons in Shell Lake. Pete Hubin’s book, “The General’s Den,” was discussed. The next book to be discussed, from 10:15 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 20, is “Barefoot Boy and other Drivel,” also by Hubin. He expects his next book to be out possibly in June, called, “Showdown at General’s Den.” The book club typically meets the last Friday of each month with the exception of May. — Photo by Mary B. Olsen

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners

April 25 - $30 Loie Wollum, Green Valley, Ariz. April 25 - $30 Susan Hill, Minong April 25 - $30 Lynn McDowell, Spooner April 25 - $30 Kasey Childs, Webster April 25 - $300 Jeff Dunham, Shell Lake

Bitney Law Firm LTD Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

Temps & levels Temperatures recorded at

Spooner Ag Research Station

2010 April 25 April 26 April 27 April 28 April 29 April 30 May 1

High 53 59 61 60 64 64 67

2011 April 25 April 26 April 27

High 61 67 46

April 30 May 1

64 53

April 28 April 29

38 52

Low 47 32 31 28 39 52 48

Precip. .55” rain .01” rain .19” rain

Low Precip. 34 46 .02” rain 32 .73” rain/ trace snow 32 1.4” snow 29 .05” rain/ trace snow 47 .03” rain 33 .39” rain

Lake level: Monday, May 3, 2010: Too windy for accurate reading

County Visitor Information Center at 122 N. River St. in Spooner. Statewide, traveler spending supported 291,964 full-time equivalent jobs and nearly $2 billion in taxes and other fees to state and local governments. This is a testament to the power of travel and its impact on the state’s economy as one of the three pillars of industry with manufacturing and agriculture. “While we are showing signs of recovery, the tourism department needs to stay focused on our primary mission to promote the state through effective marketing,” tourism secretary Stephanie Klett

Sather appointed to NW-LTCD board of directors

HAYWARD — Steve “Fluffy” Sather has been appointed to fill the Washburn County seat on the Northwest LongTerm Care District board of directors. The NW-LTCD board oversees NorthernBridges, a publicly funded managedcare organization bringing the state’s Family Care benefit to northwest Wisconsin. Family Care is a long-term care program for low-income frail elderly and adults with physical and developmental disabilities to help them live in their own homes or communities. Sather has been on the Washburn County Board for 19 years and is now in his first term as Washburn County Board chair. As an NW-LTCD/NorthernBridges board member, Sather replaces Don Quinton as Washburn County’s representative. “I did a little research on what NorthernBridges does and the people it serves and decided to volunteer,” said Sather. It is a requirement that the NWLTCD/NorthernBridges board be made

Register Memories

1951 - 60 years ago

• Judy Rae was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Spaulding, Shell Lake; William Robert was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Niemuth, Spooner; and Karen Marie was born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Reise, Spooner. • Shell Lakers had the opportunity to welcome home Capt. Eugene Hering of the U.S. Navy when the American Legion Auxiliary held an open house. Bud, as the captain was known, had recently returned from duty as a surgeon on the Korean battlefront. Folks had been reading about Bud in the Saturday Evening Post as well as in Reader’s Digest. • Charles Thomas was burned when his house caught fire. Thomas bought the farm on CTH H from Barney Hansen two years prior. • Among those that saw “Showboat” in St. Paul, Minn., were Mrs. Glenn Peterson, Mrs. Oran Plahn, Ann Hoar, Mary Plahn and Mrs. Arthur Lind.

1961 - 50 years ago

• Receiving their Tenderfoot badges were Mike Haremza, John Bennett, Eddie Chapman, Albert Slinker, Jorge Jackobs, Gary Bachler, Larry Parker, Dale Hansen and Doug Ross. • At a quarterly conference session at Shell Lake, the Shell Lake Methodists voted by unanimous decision to build an addition to their church. Wendell Beardsley, Stillwater, Minn., was the architect. Chairman of the building committee was Charles L. Lewis. Also on the board were Mrs. Mabel Allen, Mrs. Violet Strand, Oran Plahn, William Kastner and Ray Bennett. • Explorer Scouts Warren Poquette, Gary Johnson and Doug Van Sickle represented Shell Lake Explorer Unit 51 at the Explorers Delegate Conference at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station. • New officers for the Shell Lake Lions were Dale Larson, president; Ralph Trumble, first vice president; Jake Gullickson, second vice president; Don

said. “We know from new research that for every dollar spent on our summer and fall advertising campaign, Wisconsin received $7 in state and local taxes from incremental traveler spending. This return on investment makes a strong case for the role of marketing to grow the state’s tourism economy and create jobs for our residents.” Each year, the Department of Tourism works with a national research firm, Davidson-Peterson Associates of Maine, whose expertise in tracking and studying the economic impact of tourism is wellestablished. — from WCTA

up of one county board member from each of the 11 counties it serves: Ashland, Barron, Burnett, Bayfield, Douglas, Iron, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer Steve "Fluffy" Sather and Washburn. Five consumer representatives and two at-large directors fill out the rest of the board membership. Board meetings are open to the public and held at 9 a.m. the first Monday of every month at the Flat Creek Inn in Hayward. More information about NorthernBridges, its board or the Family Care program can be found at — from NorthernBridges

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Aderman, third vice president; Howard Smith, secretary/treasurer; Ernie DesJardins, lion tamer; Darrell Aderman, tail twister.

1971 - 40 years ago

• John Pockat, Marion, a graduate of the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science, joined the staff of the Blume Funeral Home in Shell Lake. He and his wife, Peggy, would be serving along with Jack and Grace Blume at the funeral home. • Debbie Haremza was selected to represent Shell Lake at Badger Girls State in Madison. Linda Wennerberg was the alternate. • Mary Ann Bartlett, 30, Shell Lake, escaped personal injury when the Chevrolet pickup she was driving was involved in an accident with a pickup driven by Scott Pearson, 20, Poplar. • The cover of the Wisconsin Fishing Regulations cautioned people that “fishing may be habit forming and beneficial to your health.”

1981 - 30 years ago

• The Shell Lake School Board held a special reorganization meeting, and by unanimous ballot, Donald Rydberg was re-elected president; Del Soholt vice president and treasurer; and Barbara Holman, clerk. • King and queen of the prom were Dan Krueger and Jill Hile. • Among those attending the FBLA state conference were Connie Bruce, Dan Krueger, Lynn Richter, Chris Schaefer, Cheryl Fedderly, Theresa Hoecherl, Judy Albee and Robyn Boland along with advisor Jo-Ann Corbin. • New owners of Bomaz Elevation Lassie were Greg and Cheryl Odden and Donald and Charlotte Furchtenicht. They paid $3,900 for the top prize Holstein heifer at the St. Croix County Junior Holstein Association Super St. Croix Sale.

1991 - 20 years ago

• Kerrie Durand, 1990 Miss Shell Lake, was chosen to participate in the Upper

Midwest Teen Pageant in Stevens Point. The pageant would take place in July with the winner advancing to nationals in Florida. • Bill Taubman toured Poland as an exchange professor through UW-River Falls. Taubman worked as the state soil and water conversation specialist in the ag/science department at UW-RF through the cooperative extension program. • Chosen good citizens at Shell Lake Elementary were Lisa Baldocchi, Paul Donatell, Mike Butenhoff, Jenny Sandstrom and Crystal Albee. • The Lake Point Aero Club reported that their annual fly-in drive-in steak fry was a success with 69 planes carrying 130 people arriving and another 105 local people also being fed.

2001 - 10 years ago

• Prom court at Shell Lake Schools was King Craig Furchtenicht and Queen Desiree Davis, Jackson Smith, Kate Foss, Luke Forseth, Teresa Regenauer, Matt Berman, Bethany Weathers, Kayla Zaloudek, Chris Soukup, Lisa Baldocchi, Matt Parker, Lindsay Alt and Marcus Fields. Crown bearers were Dana Kampa and Ethan Luedtke. • Shell Lake High School students were allowed out of class to volunteer to fill sand bags at the Shell Lake city shop due to the high water of Shell Lake. • Cast members of Theatre in the Woods production of “All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten” were Patty Cummings-Reinert, Shirley Hile, Ashley Swonger, Nathan Tisdell, Del Bakkum, Rhonda Tisdell, Deb Kern, Trisha Shafter, Karen Collins and Mark Van Etten. Director was Laurie Bakkum, with assistant director Megan Hariveux, production assistant Patti Fox and accompanist Judy Chupp. • Students of the Month at Shell Lake Schools were Andrew Wiesner, Julie Scheu, Mya Dosch, Katie Foss, Tera Reynolds and Tony Ullom.

Shell Lake Arts Center presents seventh-annual Evening with the Stars Gala


SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Arts Center will host their seventh-annual Evening with the Stars Gala on Saturday, May 14, from 7 to 11:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Shell Lake Arts Center facility, 802 First St., Shell Lake. In keeping with the tradition and distinction of the Shell Lake Arts Center, the Evening with the Stars Gala continues to expand with style. The Twin Cities-based Skyway Jazz Orchestra returns to provide professional big band music with the vocal stylings of Roxanne StoufferCruz and Kurt Kunkel in the Rainbow Room; the Shell Lake Arts Center is excited to include the nationally touring Tommy Bentz Band, a rock band in the Copacabana Room, the 2010 Gala hit Wunderbar Polka Band in the Garden Room; and the Casino Royale game room will host professional Blackjack, Roulette, and Craps tables for guests who enjoy a little more action. The all-

star high school jazz ensemble, comprised of the area’s most accomplished high school jazz students, will headline The Tommy Bentz Band in the Copacabana Room. The all-star high school jazz ensemble will have the opportunity to work with Jazz Ensemble and Combo Clinic faculty member Jason Price and perform at the Gala — holding true to the mission of the Shell Lake Arts Center. Gala guests will enjoy plentiful platters of hors d’oeuvres, appetizers, new cuisine, desserts and beverages. Silent auction items will be featured at the gala along with exceptional items donated by local artists and businesses. Silent auction bids and Reach for the Stars drawings ticket purchases will be open throughout the evening with winners announced beginning at 9:45 p.m. New to the gala this year is caricature artist Mark Hall from Denver, Colo. Known for his great sense of humor and whimsical style, Hall will draw caricatures free of charge for gala guests. Additionally, participants will have two opportunities to Cut the Deck. Simply purchase tickets for a 1:52 chance to win an Apple iPad. A second Cut the Deck will be available for participants to win a one night’s stay for up to six people in the African Queen Suite at Wisconsin Dells Kalahari Resort. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets toward a crafted handmade canoe valued at $5,000. Raffle tickets may be The Tommy Bentz Band will provide rock music purchased during the gala or throughout the summer at during the gala. Shell Lake Arts Center


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events. The winning ticket will be drawn during the Town and Country Days weekend celebration. Over the past 44 years, the Shell Lake Arts Center has emerged as an influential leader in the northwestern Wisconsin arts community. It has provided educational and enrichment opportunities through summer camps and workshops, graduate classes for music and art teachers, concerts and support for area schools. The focus of the gala is to raise

funds to ensure quality programming. For more information on the Evening with the Stars Gala, please call the Shell Lake Arts Center office at 715-468-2414, or visit their Web site at: Tickets are available at the Shell Lake Arts Center office. Available tickets may be purchased when the doors open at 7 p.m. on May 14. — from SLAC

May classes at Northwind Book & Fiber announces

SPOONER — Two classes are being offered this month at Northwind Book & Fiber in downtown Spooner. There are still spots available for this weekend’s Watercolor Shell Casting class. Learn how to make a beautiful watercolor using shells. The class is suitable for beginners. The class is Friday, May 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants must attend both parts of the class. The class fee includes all materials. The Swirl Shawl/Scarf class is an inter-

A little bit about Mother’s Day

Abraham Lincoln said, “God bless my mother; all I am or hope to be I owe to her.” Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former first lady, is quoted as saying, “If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.” We love our moms, but what do we know about the Mother’s Day Suzanne holiday? The folJohnson lowing is information found on the Internet concerning Mother’s Day. The first promoter of a Mother’s Day holiday in the United States may have been Julia Ward Howe, who wrote the words to “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and was a champion of women’s rights. She hoped the holiday would promote peace. In 1872, Howe suggested that Mother’s Day be observed on June 2, and held antiwar Mother’s Day meetings for several years. She declared, “Arise then ... women of this day! Say firmly: ‘ .... Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.

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mediate-level knitting class, in which participants will learn to make the hexagon swirl pattern on double-point needles, creating a beautiful shawl or scarf. The class is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For questions, fees or to register for either class, contact the store at 715-6356811, at, or visit the Web site at Examples of both projects can be seen online or in the store. — from Northwind Book & Fiber

We, the women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.’” In England, the celebration Americans call Mother’s Day is known as Mothering Sunday and is a tradition that began in the 17th century, as a day for apprentices and household servants to return home to visit their mothers. The tradition eventually came to an end in Great Britain, until the idea of an American-style Mother’s Day was introduced there by U.S. soldiers after World War II. Anna Jarvis began organizing Mother’s Day celebrations in 1908, and led the campaign to convince Congress to designate the day to be an annual holiday. Jarvis used carnations at her first Mother’s Day celebration because it was her mother’s favorite flower. In those days, people often wore white carnations on Mother’s Day to honor a deceased mother, or a pink carnation to honor a living one. On May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a Congressional resolution that our country would observe Mother’s Day. A year later, he proclaimed it to be an annual holiday. When it comes to purchasing greeting cards, Christmas accounts for 60 percent of all annual sales in the United States, according to the Greeting Card Association. Valentine’s Day is second, followed by Mother’s Day, Easter and Father’s Day. To all women, enjoy this special day in May.


Local brothers attend Gathering of Eagles at Base Camp ST. PAUL, Minn. — Thorin and Troy Benham, Sarona, attending the Gathering of Eagles Base Camp at the historic Fort Snelling Cavalry drill hall on Tuesday, April 26. The Northern Star Council Boy Scouts of America held the annual Gathering of the Eagles dinner and reunion at its newest facility base camp at Margaret A. Cargill Park. The dinner is designed to recognize those who have earned Scoutings highest rank, Eagle Scout. The Benham brothers took the opportunity to dine with the finest of Scouting with over 387 in attendance and were able to meet in person this year’s keynote speaker, former anchorman of

45 years for WCCO, Don Shelby. Shelby, over his broadcasting career, is considered the most decorated television journalist in the nation. He has won three national Emmys and has twice won the George Foster Peabody Award amongst his many other accomplishments throughout his career. Roll call of this year’s Gathering of Eagles brought into highlights this year’s oldest Eagle class in attendance, Orem Robbins Eagle Class of 1931 and also Distinguished Eagle Scout 2007. If you’re curious and want more information on Base Camp, visit or call 612767-0042. — submitted

Tailgating increases your risks

SPOONER — Does tailgating force the driver in front of you to speed up or get out of your way? No, tailgating typically won’t get you where you’re going any sooner, but it will increase your risk of a crash. Drivers who tailgate cause countless crashes that could be avoided if they would just leave sufficient space between their vehicle and the one ahead of them, according to Captain Jeff Frenette of the Wisconsin State Patrol, Northwest Region. According to state law, drivers “shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent” based on the

speed of the vehicle, road conditions and traffic. A violation of the law costs $200.50 along with three demerit points. In addition, car insurance premiums often will skyrocket for drivers who hit another vehicle while following too closely. “During the upcoming summer travel season when traffic increases, it’s extremely important to always wear a safety belt just in case you’re rear-ended by a tailgater,” says Frenette. “Taking a few seconds to ensure that you and your passengers are buckled up may be the best decision you’ll ever make.” — from WSP

“Tortoise and the Hare” presented in Rice Lake RICE LAKE — The final Best of Broadway Theatre presentation will feature the delightful family play “The Tortoise and the Hare.” The play will be presented Friday–Saturday, May 6-7, at 7:30 p.m. in the UW-Barron County Fine Arts Theatre in Rice Lake In this timeless play, Flash (the Hare) wants to prove that he is the fastest animal in the forest. He only has one more forest animal to beat in a race so he can claim his title. His final opponent is Theodore the Tortoise. Flash is so confident that he can beat Theodore that he doesn’t prepare for the race. In the end,

Flash learns that it is not smart to brag or make fun of others while Theo learns that believing in himself is also very important. Local cast members are Brian Knutson, Cumberland, as Flash; Brook Dahlstrom, Shell Lake, as Edwina; and Tianna Willmeth, Barronett, as Barbara Beaver. Season ticket holders are reminded to call the UW-BC ticket office to reserve a seat for their preferred performance. To reserve theater tickets contact the UWBC ticket office at 715-234-8176, Ext. 5457 or e-mail — from UW-BC

THANK YOU Corrine Hill, Easter Egg Coordinator on behalf of the Shell Lake Chamber, would like to thank the following people for their generous donations that helped to make the Easter Egg Hunt in Shell Lake so great ... Silver Shears Indianhead Medical Center Wal-Mart Car Quest Bank of the West Indianhead Community Credit Union Dahlstrom’s Lakeside Market Peggy’s Place Shell Lake Marine Spooner Auto Laundry O’Rielly’s Auto Center Organized Chaos Polish Parlour Gerry’s 5th Avenue Salon Zeller’s Variety Bush ‘n Gilles Burger King, Cumberland McDonald’s, Spooner Pizza Hut, Rice Lake Jean’s Antiques Cenex Co-op

Wisconsin Structural Steel AAA Sports Shop TnT Tool Pamida Lake Insurance Spooner Tax Professionals Washburn County Register The Body Shop Indianhead Medical Center Shell Lake Student Council Jeff and Patty Parker Feeney Family Shannon Klopp and Shane Trudell Dustin and Dave Danford Mayor Sally Peterson Suzie and Jennifer Ullrich Phyllis Bergeron Suzanne Perkins

All the citizens of Shell Lake who purchased an Easter chick in support of this great event put on for the children of our community.

Meysembourg receives Preceptor of the Year Award

SPOONER — Len Meysembourg, Spooner Health System Nursing Home administrator, was the recipient of the Preceptor of the Year Award for the UWEau Claire Health Care Administration Program. He received this honor at the annual Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence banquet on March 31. Meysembourg has been the administrator for SHS Nursing Home for eight years, and SHS has been a practicum site for five UW-Eau Claire Health Care Administration students. Meysembourg enjoys his role as preceptor and works closely with each student to complete a 12-month internship. He was selected to receive this award because of his efforts to thoroughly prepare practicum students to be a positive influence in the health-care field. His outstanding service to and support of the Health Care Administration Program as well as his interest in continual learning were noted during the March 31 presentation. Mike Schafer, SHS CEO, was in attendance at the banquet where Meysembourg received the award. He states,

Len Meysembourg, SHS Nursing Home administrator, with Doug Olson, associate professor for UW-Eau Claire’s Health Care Administration Program. — Photo submitted

“Len is not only dedicated to providing quality long-term-care services for this community, but he’s also passionate about investing in the future leaders of health care on a broader scale.” — from SHS


A huge “thank-you” from Carol’s Clan to all who attended our Relay for Life & the Breast Friends fundraiser! It was a great success! See you next year! A special thank-you to the following donors and sponsors:

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Volunteers are needed at the Washburn County Historical Museum in Shell Lake. Call 715-468-2982. ••• Indianhead Community Action Agency is looking for volunteers to help out in their thrift store and food pantry. Food pantry volunteers must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. Please stop in to ICAA at 608 Service Road and pick up an application or call 715-635-3975 for more information. ••• The Washburn County Area Humane Society is looking for volunteers to update and maintain their Web site and to research and apply for grants. For more information, call Susie at 715-468-2453 or email ••• Glenview Assisted Living is looking for a volunteer to assist the in-house beautician with appointments. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested volunteers please call 715-468-4255 or e-mail to •••

To publish a volunteer opportunity, submit it to us by Monday noon. E-mail it to, bring it to the office, or call 715-468-2314. Please list the type of volunteer work you need, as well as dates, times and length of service. Make sure to include your contact information, including your name and phone number. When the volunteer position is filled, please let us know so we can take it off the list. This service is offered free of charge in an effort to bring the community together so those that are looking for help can find those that are looking to help.


Thursday & Friday, May 5-6 • Rummage sale, Shell Lake United Methodist Church, 3-7 p.m. Thursday; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Thursday, May 5 • Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting, 4:30 p.m., Shell Lake City Hall meeting room. • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Contact person Betsy, 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. Saturday, May 7 • GFWC Spooner Women’s Club biannual salad and dessert luncheon for charity at Trinity Lutheran Church, at noon. Tickets available through members or from Spooner Chamber/Tourism office. Lots of door prizes and entertainment by the Harmonettes. Bring a friend to lunch. Recipe booklet on sale at luncheon. There is a limited number of tickets. For information contact Sharon at 715-635-2741. Tuesday, May 10 • A Red Carpet Event Court of Awards Ceremony, Spooner Elementary gym, 6 p.m. Each troop will give a short performance. • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. All stayat-home or part-time-working moms welcome with their children. Wednesday, May 11 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. Thursday, May 12 • The Shell Lake Lions Club will meet, 6:30 p.m., at the Shell Lake Community Center. • United Ostomy Association local support group meeting, 1:30 p.m., Rice Lake Luther Midelfort Northland, Rice Lake, across from MarketPlace. • Fibromyalgia/CFS/Chronic Pain Support Group of Barron County meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Chetek Lutheran Church, Chetek. Coffee and refreshments served. Educational materials available to sign out. Call 715-651-9011 or 715-237-2798 for further information. Friday & Saturday, May 13 & 14 • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church Outreach to help communities in surrounding area, 5th-semiannual free rummage, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Pastor Jahnke, 715-635-7672 or Elaine Bullens, 715-6357121. Church is located on Hwy. 70 at Hwy. 53, Spooner. Friday, May 13 • First United Pentecostal Church, Hwy. 63 and Greenwood Avenue, Spooner, 8th-annual ham dinner, 4:30-7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Call 715-635-9123. Delivery and carryouts available. Silent auction held during the dinner. Saturday, May 14 • The Thrifty Spring Fashion Show, presented by Partners of Spooner Health, 1 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Hwy. K, Spooner. Refreshments served. Freewill offering with proceeds to SHS Scholarship Fund and Alzheimer’s Day Respite Care. • Spooner Fun Run/Walk and pancake breakfast sponsored by Spooner PTA, Spooner Health Systems and Kiwanis Club. Registration 8 a.m. Spooner High School, race 9 a.m., breakfast 10 a.m. Registration deadline is Friday, April 29. Forms available at Spooner High School, Spooner Health Systems, Chamber of Commerce, Spooner Library and Spooner Area School District Web site. • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Ticket sales at 9 a.m. Distribution at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. To sign up or for more information, contact Chuck at 715-635-9309, Bill at 715-468-4017 or Ardys at 715-222-4410. • Evening with the Stars Gala, 7-11:30 p.m., Shell Lake Arts Center. For more info, call 715-468-2414 or see www.shelllakearts • JoAnn Martin benefit, 1 p.m., Kegler’s Pub & Pin, Spooner. • Cakes at the Lake at Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, Sarona. Breakfast 8 - 10 a.m., followed by program. Sunday, May 15 • Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Ole ad Lena Syttende Mai breakfast buffet, 7-11 a.m., 2502 23rd Ave., Rice Lake. Monday, May 16 • Northern Lights Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St. (Hwy. K), Spooner. Feedback on photos, education and support. Beginners to professionals. Tuesday, May 17 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge No. 221 will meet at 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, May 18 • Games and activities, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m., at the library, 501 1st St., Shell Lake. The public is welcome. Thursday, May 19 • The Washburn County Humane Society open board meeting will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the state patrol headquarters in Spooner. Call 715-635-4720 for more information. • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting will be provided. Saturday, May 21 • The 15th-annual pet walk for the Washburn County Area Humane Society at the College Street Park in Spooner. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by demonstrations, exhibits, photos by Northern Lights Camera Club and pet costume contest. Walk will begin at 11 a.m., followed by the awarding of many prizes donated by area merchants, plus a free picnic lunch. More information at or by calling 715-635-4720. Wednesday, May 25 • Washburn County Grief Support Group. For adults grieving the death of a loved one. 6 weeks beginning May 25. For information or to preregister, call Regional Hospice at 715-635-9077. • Free community supper, 4 to 6 p.m., St. Alban Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner. Thursday, May 26

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• Shell Lake VFW will meet at 7 p.m., at the Friendship Commons. Saturday-Sunday, May 28-29 • Opening weekend at Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2900 CTH U between Webster and Danbury. Call 715-8668890 for more information or go to


Monday: Lifestyle weight management support group will meet at 4 p.m. Weigh-in, meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the dining room of Indianhead Medical Center in Shell Lake. Call Michelle Grady at 715468-7833 for more information. Membership fee is $10 per year, dues 50 cents per week. • Partners of Veterans women’s support group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Counseling Associates in Siren, located across from the Burnett County Government Center. For more information, contact Julie Yaekel-Black Elk at 715-349-8575. • Celebrate Recovery meetings at 6:30. This is a Christ-centered recovery program. Meetings take place in the Community Life Center at Spooner Wesleyan Church, Hwy. 70 West. For more information, call 715-635-2768. • First Friends Playgroup open to all children. Focus on infants and their caregivers with sensory stimulation and movement experiences. Art project materials provided and the morning closes with circle music time and instrument exploration. 10 a.m. to noon at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. Monday and Thursday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Daily fee includes lunch and a program of crafts, exercise, games, music, quiet time, etc. For more information, call 715-635-4367. Tuesday: Women Healing Women support group at Time-Out Family Abuse Outreach office, every other Tuesday, 4-5:30 p.m. For survivors of domestic abuse and/or sexual abuse. Free, confidential, closed after first session. For more info or to register, contact Time-Out Family Abuse Shelter Outreach office at 103 Oak St., Spooner, WI 54801, 715-635-5245. • Ala-Teen meets at 6:30 p.m. in the New Life Christian Center in Rice Lake. Use the back entrance. • Washburn County Historical Museum in Shell Lake, through the winter months, open every Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 715-468-2982. Wednesday: Lakeland Family Resource Center open from noon to 3 p.m. • AA meeting, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. • 9 a.m. to noon, sewing at Shell Lake Senior Center. • Kidstime-Parentime at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 10 a.m. to noon. Learn, discuss and share ideas and experience to enrich parenting skills. Preselected art or play materials available for children of all ages. Kidstime-Parentime provides quality time for families, networking for parents and a social opportunity for both parents and children. The last Wednesday of the month a potluck lunch is held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday: AA meets at 7 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, Minong. • Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake. • Library Fun For Little Ones, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Shell Lake Public Library. A time for stories, craft and a snack. No age minimum or maximum for participants. Thursday and Monday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program, see listing above. ••• Amber Bednar, RN, Washburn County Health Department, is available at the public health office to provide breastfeeding basics, how-tos and postpartum support. Appointments can be made at 715-635-4400. Domestic abuse and sexual assault are crimes. Time-Out provides free, confidential victim support. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence in a relationship, please call 800924-0556. The Genealogy Society Research Room at 206-1/2 2nd Ave., Museum Hewitt Building, Shell Lake, will be closed until June 3. The room will be open each Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the summer.Volunteers will be available to help the public. Call 715-635-6450 or 715-635-7937 for more information. Shell Lake Alano Club Meetings on CTH B, 2 blocks off Hwy. 63. All meetings are nonsmoking Sunday 10 a.m. AA 6 p.m. AA Monday Noon AA 5 p.m. GA Tuesday Noon AA 7 p.m. AA Wednesday 1 p.m. AA 7 p.m. NA Thursday 1 p.m. AA 7 p.m. Al-Anon Friday 2 p.m. AA 7 p.m. AA Saturday Noon AA 7 p.m. AA Fourth Saturday of every month, Pin Night with 5:30 p.m. potluck and 7 p.m. meeting.


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Friday, May 6 - Cruisin’ for a Cause back to the Fabulous ‘50s Relay For Life benefit dance, Shell Lake Community Center, 6-9 p.m. Hosted by Team PartyLite. For tickets call 715-520-3836. • Relay For Life craft, book, coffee and jewelry sale, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Indianhead Medical Center lobby. Saturday, May 14 • Relay For Life bake sale, 8 a.m. to noon, Spooner office of Shell Lake State Bank. • Hockey Moms for the Cure Relay For Life car wash, bake sale and cookout, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ace Hardware, Spooner. Friday, May 20-Saturday, May 21 • Relay For Life garage sale, 130 S. Lake Dr., Shell Lake.


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SARONA — Turn off the entertainment system and come out and be the invader or predator or the hero or heroine of a healthy eco-realm at Long Lake Preservation Association’s first 2011 Cakes at the Lake. The season’s kickoff is Saturday, May 14, at Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary in Sarona. People can enjoy a full breakfast that includes specialty pancakes from 8-10 a.m., after which Cakes at the Lake offers free educational programs appropriate for all ages. This time, the play’s the thing as SEH lake scientist Dave Blumer has participants create both upland and lake ecosystems to dramatize the impact of invasive species and the problems they create. Blumer, a former elementary teacher with a strong personal interest in science activities, will demonstrate that impact by defining terms used by people working in the invasive species arena, including species, native

vs. non-native, invasive, aquatic, terrestrial and others. To further prepare for their roles, participants will learn that there are non-native species in just about any ecosystem they can imagine but that only a few of them actually cause the majority of problems. The speaker will share what those problems are and why they occur. Discussion includes the general origins of many of these species, how they get here and how they are spread around. Since this is not just a local issue, Blumer also will present examples of invasive species that have run amok around the world. Once the basics have been established, the audience will join in a re-creation of the different layers that constitute healthy ecosystems. Then the invasion begins which will vividly demonstrate the impacts that alien species, also called exotics, can have in our native ecosystems. As a final element of this interactive pro-

gram, Blumer will have with him samples of certain local invasive species for people to take a look at, and he will discuss how everyone can help prevent or reduce the impact of aquatic invasive species in order to protect our watersheds. The Bruce School System has embraced the invaders program as part of its spring overnights at Trail’s End Camp. Now this family–friendly activity is coming soon to a watershed near you. The Cakes at the Lake schedule at Hunt Hill also includes: June 11: Wolves in the Watershed with Northland Discovery Center. July 16: Turkey Vultures with Uncle Butzie. Wisconsin Elk with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation; and All about Bats with the bat monitor project at Hunt Hill. — from Hunt Hill

Dinner at the Fort set for June 17

DANBURY - The Burnett County Historical Society invites you to join them for an evening at the Fort on Friday, June 17. This is an annual event, complete with wine tasting (by Clover Meadows Winery), live music and five-course gourmet dinner. The proceeds from the dinner help support the many works and programs of the historical society and Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park. This year’s dinner will take place on Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’ouevres, wine tasting and

live music on the deck. The five-course gourmet dinner follows at 6:30 p.m., complemented by wine and other beverage choices. Cost is $45 per person, with prepaid reservations required by Sunday, June 5. In 2011, the Burnett County Historical Society is sponsoring a full schedule of events and educational programming, including the Yellow River Echoes, June 24-26, Great Folle Avoine Fur Trade Rendezvous, July 22-24, Garden Tea, Aug. 25, Beaver Club Dinner, Oct. 8, and Christmas at the Fort, Dec. 3, 4 and 10, as well as

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A Mother’s Day

by Mary Olsen, Shell Lake The sentimental lore extolling the virtues of motherhood breaks out like chicken pox every year on a certain Sunday in May. The heartfelt messages from the children to their mothers and the fathers to the mothers of their children are of everlasting love. It is a special time. It’s a time to show our appreciation for a mother’s care. We may send flowers and greeting cards decorated with cute animals, or birds, or ribbons or flowers in flower gardens. We call it Mother’s Day. All the attention is great, but it really falls short of the mark. A mother’s day, if it is a mother of a small child, is not all flowers and fluff. When does a mother’s day start? Let’s just say very early. A mother may be sleepy, but she takes care of the child, and after all the little things she does all day long are done she may be tired, but she still takes care of the child. The mother’s days start before the child is born and continue for a lifetime. You are looking at the most beautiful vision in the world when you see a mother with a newborn baby in her arms. If there is such a thing as true love, this is it. The mother looks upon the tiny face, gently touches the chin, the child’s eyes tight shut open up and the child smiles and the mother smiles. It is like the two are enclosed in a bubble separated from the outside world. The strange thing about it is the mother’s heart has room for many more children and each will be fully loved.

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Happy Mother’s Day. I hope the weather will be a little better by next Sunday, so you can do some fun outdoor things with your mom. Picnic weather would certainly be nice. Can you believe that we had snow, just a trace, but snow just the same, on May Day? And another thing, do you remember when teachers would hang colorful streamers from a Maypole and elementary schoolchildren would dance around with the streamers to decorate it? Does anyone do that anymore? It would have been a little wet yesterday, but I think it would be great to have a May Day celebration again. Maybe next year. The congregation of Barronett Lutheran extends gratitude to Marty Voshell for playing the organ during worship service Sunday. If you know Marty, it almost goes without saying that she did a wonderful job. It was nice to visit with her and her husband, Rod, after the service. Our regular organist, Gerri Pittman, and her husband, Mel, were in Iowa visiting with family this past weekend. We, members of Barronett Lutheran, are once again collecting items to send to our service members stationed in the Middle East. There is a list of suggested items at the church. If you are interested in donating anything, please contact anyone from the church. We have been sending care packages over there for a few years now, and the soldiers who receive them are extremely appreciative. Most of the soldiers serving in the Middle East are young people, far from home and family, and our gifts remind them that there are a lot of people back here who care about them and are praying for them.


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Your mother will do so many things no one else will do for you. She will smooth down your hair if it keeps popping up, and if it pops up, she will smooth it again. She might tousle your hair with a soft touch. She knows when you’re feeling blue, and when you cry she will wipe away your tears and help you blow your nose. She will bandage your cut finger and remove slivers. She will trim your toenails for you. She will tie your shoes or buckle them, and teach you how to do it yourself. When you call out, “Look, Mom!” she will look, and she will applaud your efforts. She will hold you when you need holding and let you go when you need letting go. She will rock you in her arms and sing to you, tuck you in and listen. She will give you courage and praise and tell you when you are making a fool of yourself. She will care for you, always. I think there is no greater tribute to mothers than the beautiful old song, written in 1915 by Howard Johnson. It was what was called a “spelling mammy song” popularized in vaudeville, and sung by Sophie Tucker. The music was by Theodore F. Morse. M-O-T-H-E-R, (A name that means the world to me). M is for the million things she gave me, O means only that she’s growing old. T is for the tears she shed to save me, H is for her heart of purest gold. E is for her eyes of love-light shining. R is right and right she’ll always be! Put them all together they spell mother, The word that means the world to me.

Actually there are other songs for mothers, and one I love is an Irish song. It is one that came out of Tin Pan Alley in the year 1910. The lovely lyrics were written by Rida Johnson Young and the music by Chauncey Olcott and Ernest R. Ball. Mr. Ball was the songwriter who gave us “When Irish Eyes are Smiling.” It was sung in concert by the great Irish tenor, John McCormack. Mother Machree There’s a spot in my heart, Which no colleen may own. There’s a depth in my soul, Never sounded or known;

The women of Barronett Lutheran will hold their last monthly meeting of the season this Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. We hope you will be able to attend. The next time we meet will be in September, and we have to plan for events that will be happening before that. The spring salad luncheon, for example, which will be held on Sunday, May 15. On that Sunday, worship service will be at 10 a.m., and the luncheon will be at about 11a.m. There is a sign-up sheet in the back of the church if you are able to bring a salad or bars. I’ll let you know more about this next week. There will be a plant sale at Wiesner Chapel this Saturday, May 7, starting at 8 a.m. If you have any perennials you would like to donate to the sale, bring them. If, on the other hand, you would like to buy perennials or plants for your garden, stop by and check out the huge selection the Friends of Wiesner Chapel offer. You will be absolutely amazed at the variety of very healthy plants they have, and at the low prices they charge. The proceeds go to maintenance of the chapel. Any plants that are not sold are taken to Cumberland ECU for the plant sale there which is later in the month. Wiesner Chapel is located west of Rice Lake on CTH V between Hwy. 48 and CTH B. Be sure to get there early because the plants go fast. There was a retirement party for Rick Stetler, hosted by Joan, at the Barronett Community Center Sunday afternoon. Rick has been working as the grader operator (and various other jobs) for town of Lakeland for many years, and finally decided it was time to take life a little easier. There was a nice crowd of well-wishers who attended the party, and, I’m sure, almost everyone gave him a bit of a hard time about getting old. Joan had lots of good food for everyone, and we all had a good time visiting. I have to tell you about the cake. It was frosted with white frosting, then two stripes of chocolate to form a crossroad. There were Oreo crumbs on top of the chocolate, so that it looked like a gravel road. Then, a toy grader, which the kids had given Rick when he first started working for the township, was placed on top of the Oreo crumbs. It looked really cute, and it tasted delicious. Enjoy your retirement, Rick, you deserve some time off. Rambo also hosted a party at the community center Sunday afternoon after Rick’s retirement party. He, and I’m sure Lucas and Logan helped, had a surprise party for his lovely wife, Jennifer. Jennifer said that she had a wonderful time at the party, there were about 40 people to help her

celebrate, and the food and cake were delicious. She said that Rambo worked hard to try to keep it a surprise, but she kind of had it figured out a little ahead of time. With Lucas and Logan around it’s probably pretty hard to keep anything secret. Pat Olson hosted a surprise party at the Rolling Oaks in Barron on Saturday evening for Lynn Thon’s birthday. It was a wonderful party, the entire family attended except for Jim, who had to be in Eau Claire at a meeting, Jensyn, who was working and Scott. Jamie was there with Kaitlynn and Jessica, and Alyse and Jason were there with Tru, so the little cousins finally were able to meet. The twins were born in September, and Tru was born in January, so they weren’t too impressed with each other, but eventually they will be. It was a very nice party, and Lynn was taken completely by surprise. I can finally report a bear sighting, a fully awake bear, that is. Aaron Lehmann was going home from his grandma’s house on Wednesday evening and saw a sow and three little tiny cubs at the curve between the Lehmann farm and Dean Jerry’s place. He said that the cubs were just little balls of fur. Clarence and Kathy Bever, and their 5-year-old granddaughter, Carmen, were at the Red Brick for breakfast Sunday morning. Kathy introduced us to Carmen, and we had a very nice visit with them. Carmen told us about going into a field with her grandma and finding bear tracks. I guess that, the night before, a bear had been after the bird feeders in the yard so they were trying to see where he went. Scary! After they left the Red Brick they were going to Rambo and Jennifer’s so that Carmen could play with Lucas and Logan for a while. My letter to you is not usually about world news headlines, but please remember to keep our soldiers in your prayers, especially now. The death of Osama Bin Laden is good news in the war against terrorism. I just hope that there is not a huge retaliation by al-Qaida putting our soldiers in even more danger. Pray for peace. We want all our young people back home safe and sound. God bless America. I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Be especially nice to your mom on Sunday. See you next time.

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Emmalee Statz goes up for the throw at second as Erica Kozial backs her up.


Right fielder Kayla Blazer backs off the ball as centerfielder Allison Socha makes the catch on a deep fly ball.

Hailey Flach hit a deep fly ball good for a stand-up triple.

Kristen Kraetke awaits the throw as the Unity runner slides into third base. It was smart base running that helped Unity defeat Shell Lake 10-3 Friday, April 29, before the Lakers home crowd.

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S P O RT S SCHEDULE Baseball Thursday, May 5: Vs. Prairie Farm, 5 p.m. Friday, May 6: At Cameron, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 10: At TL /Clayton (TL), 5 p.m. Thursday, May 12: Vs. Northwood, 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14: Shell Lake Tournament, 9 a.m. Flambeau, Frederic, Immanuel Tuesday, May 17: Vs. Bruce, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19: At Northwood, 5 p.m. Monday, May 23: DH at Shell Lake, 4 p.m. Friday, May 27/Tuesday, May 31: WIAA Regional Softball Friday, May 6: At Cameron, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 10: At TL/Clayton (TL) 5 p.m. Thursday, May 12: Vs. Northwood, 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14: Shell Lake Tourney, 10:30 a.m. Spooner, Bruce, Frederic Tuesday, May 17: Vs. Siren/Webster, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19: At Northwood, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 24: At Clear Lake, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 26/Tuesday, May 31: WIAA Regional, 5 p.m. Thursday, June 2: WIAA Regional final, 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 7: WIAA Sectional Semi-Final at Shell Lake, 4:30 p.m.

Track Thursday, May 5: JH at Siren, 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 9: Make up track meet at Frederic Tuesday, May 10: At Rice Lake, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10: JH at Spooner, 4 p.m. Thursday, May 12: JH conference meet at Shell Lake, 4 p.m. Turtle Lake, Webster, Clayton, Clear Lake, Frederic, Grantsburg, Luck, Siren, St. Croix Falls, Unity Tuesday, May 17: Conference meet at Unity, 3 p.m. Monday, May 23: Regional at Frederic, 4:15 p.m. Spooner Little League Majors All games start at 6 p.m. Monday, May 9: 1 vs. 3 S; 8 vs. 6 N; 2 vs. 4 NE; 5 vs. 7 SL Wednesday, May 11: 4 vs. 5 N; 6 vs. 2 S, 7 vs. 3 NE; 1 vs. 8 SL Monday, May 16: 8 vs. 4 S; 3 vs. 6 N; 5 vs. 1 NE; 2 vs. 7 SL Wednesday, May 18: 2 vs. 5 S; 7 vs. 1 N; 4 vs. 6 NE; 3 vs. 8 SL

Minors Thursday, May 12: 2 vs. 3 S; 5 vs. 4 N; Team 1 bye Tuesday, May 17: 5 vs. 1 N; 4 vs. 3 S; Team 2 bye Thursday, May 19: 1 vs. 4 N; 5 vs. 2 S; Team 3 bye Tuesday, May 24: 5 vs. 3 N; 2 vs. 1 S; Team 4 bye


WA S H B U R N C O U N T Y R E G I S T E R by Larry Samson SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake boys baseball team got a big win over Siren/Webster, 14-4, in five innings to boost their record to 2-2 for the season and give them the needed boost as they will play five conference games in a week. The wet and cold weather has abbreviated the season this year as they try to get in all the postponed games. Shell Lake took a nine-run lead in the bottom of the second inning and never looked back. Mitch Kraetke pitched five innings giving up four runs on four hits, striking out four batters and walking four. Darren Sahlstrom had three runs on three hits and one triple to lead the Lakers to the win. Shell Lake had a season high of eight stolen bases. Shell Lake will host a doubleheader with Prairie Farm on Thursday, May 5, with a 3:45 p.m. start time. The Lakers travel to Cameron the following day where they hope to redeem their 8-6 loss earlier in the season. They will travel to Turtle Lake on Tuesday, May 10, when they will finish the suspended game they had started back on April 18. It will be an important week in which Shell Lake hopes to get in the five conference games.

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Sam Livingston advances to third base on the bunt.

Darren Sahlstrom is headed for home to score the 10th run to end the game as coach Sauve sends him on. Shell Lake beat Siren/Webster 14-4 in five innings in a home game Friday, April 29.

The players from Siren/Webster try to distract sophomore BJ Burton as he eyes up this pop-up near their bench. Burton had the catch for the out.

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The ball arrives too late for Wyatt Carlson to make the tag at third.

Wyatt Carlson is down in front as shortstop Darren Sahlstrom makes the throw to first.

RICE LAKE — The Total Hoops Academy will be hosting a free coaches clinic on Sunday, May 8, at the UW-Barron County gym in Rice Lake. Total Hoops is currently running a seven-week, high-intensity training camp for local players, and on May 8, coaches can view the training program, techniques and drills, ask questions and share ideas. Coaches are welcome to attend either session from 5:30-7 p.m. or 78:30 p.m. For more information please contact David Swan at 715-2054424. — from Total Hoops Academy


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by Diane Dryden TREGO – In 1952, a fishing resort was built on the Minong Flowage, in Trego, by E.J. and Margaret O’Brien, at a spot where the mighty Namekagon River temporarily splits into several smaller waterways until they join together again and spill into Trego Lake. The ever-restless water then reforms itself back into a wide and wild river as it once again continues its way north. The O’Briens built their primary residence, which had three bedrooms and two bathrooms, first and then added three furnished two-bedroom cabins and a year-round furnished, one-bedroom cabin. The property sported a sprawling 240 feet of water frontage and when they added the fish cleaning house, they were ready to open their fishing resort. It was a lot of work, but the O’Briens stayed for 15 years before selling it to the second owner, the Morrs, who had it for five years. The next owner, the Falconers, worked the resort for awhile and then it stood empty for over two years before a couple from Chicago looked into buying it. “My husband and I met when we both worked for a trucking company,” says former owner Sue Rowan. “I was a secretary and he was one of the truckers. We eventually married and had a son, Jeff. We vacationed in the Wisconsin northland, spending fun time fishing as a family. When my husband, Bob, turned 65, he knew it was mandatory that he retire from the trucking company, so several

Sue Rowan, former co-owner of Nestled among the pines, the three summer cottages and one year-round Rowan’s Resort on the Minong cabin were full of fishermen pleased with their abundant catches of fish. Flowage, looks back on her years in the resort business with nothing but graduate. sort vacations had lost their glitter and, fond memories and an abundance of “We did a lot of work on the resort in after two more owners, the property and hard work. - Photos by Diane Dryden 1977 in order to get it back into good run- buildings went into foreclosure and it’s ning order, updating appliances and now owned by the Shell Lake State Bank. years before this happened he started painting buildings. I also planted lots of If you should be lucky enough to visit talking about buying a resort somewhere flowers and did landscaping everywhere the resort and see inside the cabins, it’s in Wisconsin as his retirement plan. Jeff and along with our five fishing boats and like having a flashback to when life was was a sophomore in high school and we a pontoon. We looked inviting from not different; a time when the most popular decided that if he wanted to finish his only the street but also from the water appliance color was avocado green and schooling in Illinois that we would buy side of the resort. there was a laminated table in every a resort but stay in the city until he grad“We were busy all the time, too. Lots kitchen surrounded by its matching uated. But he had no problem moving, of fishermen would come up for a week metal chairs and floors laid with and so after we moved north he finished or two, primarily to fish, and all the cab- linoleum. Standing outside the cabins his schooling as a Spooner High School ins were full to capacity. That meant that and smelling the pungent odor of the each Saturday I would have lots of bed- pine trees and hearing the gentle lapping ding and kitchen towels to wash, along of the water, it doesn’t take much imagiwith cleaning every cabin from top to nation to picture a boatful of tired peobottom. Each cabin was fully furnished ple bringing in their catch of fish at so the only things our guests had to sunset, ready to be cleaned and enjoyed bring were their food and clothes and for supper with some fried potatoes and then they only had to open the cabin onions. To stand at the resort today is like door and settle in. I remember I was busy being lost in time, a time when the famall the time, very busy, but I was having ily really mattered and hard work paid so much fun.” off. The couple named their new venture But now the resort is a distant memory simply Rowan’s Resort and their only for Rowan, as are her parents, her husform of advertising was a stack of band and also her beloved sister. But this brochures at the information booth in 88-year-old woman doesn’t live in the Spooner. From all the pictures of smiling past; she looks forward to many visits fishermen holding their long strings of with friends and her special day out on fish and the abundance of personal hos- Thursdays when her doctor’s wife pitality they received, it was no wonder comes to take her shopping. Son Jeff, his guests came back year after year, becom- wife, Karen and their children, who now Decidedly neat and tidy, Jeff Rowan’s large train room is kept in immaculate ing lifelong friends, judging from the live in Virginia, come to visit when they condition, ready for his visits. many Christmas cards Sue still receives. can and she still keeps his model train Not only is this a success story of re- room in perfect condition. sort ownership, but one of family values. “Jeff and Bob were into trains and be“When we married back in Chicago, tween them they had quite a layout and Bob and I and my parents all lived to- quite a few trains. The entire layout is FOR UPCOMING FEATURES CALL 715-635-2936 OR 1-800-952-2010 • Check us out on the Web! gether and eventually my sister came, now downstairs in its own room and •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• too and we were one big happy family. Karen has done all the scenery painting CROHN’S & COLITIS FUNDRAISER! 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Dewey Country by Pauline Lawrence

What a week it’s been! Yes, we went from snow, to rain, to sunshine and lots of wind and it’s really chilly out. Certainly is coming through with the spring to be very wet and cold. However I hope this summer isn’t that terrible humid, hot weather like they predict. We get what they give us and just happy to be alive and well. My little puppy, Rory, turned 1 year old, or is that 7, on May 3. He is such a joy to have around and he’s right behind me wherever I go, including going in the car. He goes or he just barks and cries. This week he was busy chasing bugs and birds. He’s very much interested in everything and that nose is going 100 miles an hour. Happy anniversary to John and Jonell Bennin as they celebrate four years together on May 5. Many more to you. May 5, happy birthday to Gene Crosby on his special day with many more to come Gene. Happy birthday to a sweet little guy who turns 3 years old on May 6. Yes, these wishes go out to David Theodore Bos III (Trey) as he has lots of fun on his birthday. Happy birthday to Owen Louis Kress, to Don Dahlstrom and to Vicki Trott, all enjoying their special day on May 7 with many more to come. Happy birthday wishes go out to Glen Albee on his special day, May 8. Many more Glen. Happy birthday goes out to Rebekah Petersen, Andy Atkinson and to a young man, Noah Hile, when he turns 5, all on May 9. Happy birthday to two very special nieces, Dawn Ternberg and Connie Quam, on May 10. Have a wonderful day gals. Happy birthday to a special gal, Alice Denotter, and to Michael Todd Williamson who turns 4 May 10 with many more. Mark Stellrecht, it’s happy birthday time once again. Yes, May 11, Mark celebrates his special day with his family. Hope you’re feeling much better after the surgeries you have had Mark. Greg Atkinson, it’s birthday time for you as you celebrate your special day May 11 with many more to come. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Vincent Johnson who passed away Sunday, May 1. Vincent grew up in Dewey Country, living with his parents up on a big hill and our family owned the farm in the valley so many of us remember Vince going to school together at Doran. Funeral services were held May 4. May 14 will be Dewey Township’s Board of Review at the Dewey Town Hall from 9-11 a.m. John Biver will be there to answer questions. Our township welcomed in the new John Deere grader on Tuesday, April 26, with it being brought out, unloaded and our 22-year-old grader was loaded and off it went. I hope this grader brings as many years of work we had with the one we traded. At this time I feel good about our town board going ahead for a new grader as with 22 years behind it and over 10,000 hours and the grader is the one piece of equipment we use year-round. Next on the list to replace is the loader and it’s just hanging by a thread, too. Our truck was delivered Dec. 4 with our road boss Tom Biver turning the key for the first time, sittin’ up proud and away Tom went. Wasn’t the wedding of William and Kate beautiful? They made such a beautiful couple and the wedding went off without a hitch. And then turning on the TV we see all the terrible tornadoes that hit across the South, etc. So many people were killed and many hurt. I have to say it’s hard for me to believe they have 150-250 tornadoes going through these states. It’s got to be devastating for the people, especially those who lost their loved ones. Who’s hungry? Well ya better watch out as those bears have now awakened and they’re hungry! Monday found Richy’s turkeys making their fateful trip to Barron to Jennie-O. By Tuesday noon the sheds were all empty with the cleaning of the sheds, new bedding brought in and new turkeys coming early Monday morning. I had a nice surprise Saturday evening when a special niece came over with her two daughters, Johanna and Allysha Feeney and son Richy. Yes Thurs., May 5, these two young ladies 3-7 p.m. were beautifully dressed Fri., May 6, for the prom. Their hair 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. was so pretty and the Shell Lake United smiles on their faces so Methodist Church happy. Also a young man, Reinhart Drive Caleb, was one of the girls Special Items: Bookshelf; date. Johanna graduates kids bikes; weed whip; 4 this spring from Shell captain’s chairs; microwave; foot spa; screen gazebo & Lake and Allysha isn’t far George Foreman grill. behind. Way to go, beautiCoffee will be served. ful young ladies. Not many farmers have Doors will not open until ventured getting field3 p.m. on Thursday. 535165 37rp



work started. They can get in but with the wet conditions it’s “How do I get out?” The next Dewey Town monthly board meeting will be May 12, 8 p.m., at the Dewey Town Hall. Everyone welcome. Fuel prices continue to go up and up. Yes, it’s going to be a rough spring, fall and winter if these prices continue to rise. It hurts every one of us. Talking with Myrna Atkinson she tells us they have now sold 120 acres of their farm where they live on Cy and Margie Atkinson’s farm. They have sold it to Dan Stellrecht. Dave Toll was up to spend the weekend with his pa, Jim Toll. Tammy Moe had her two granddaughters for an Easter basket hunt this Sunday. Table Talk: What is the most enjoyable part of spring comin’ in? Saturday Penny Ladd and two munchkins, Rylee and Reyana, came to spend time with Richy and I. We enjoyed lunch together and a good visit. Those two little munchkins are certainly growing. Thursday, Diane Hulleman picked up her sweet granddaughter, Izzy Jensen, bringing her to Dewey Country while her mom and dad were very busy working. While here, Diane and Izzy visited the library taking out some books and a movie and later going to eat. Izzy had to also bring her black Lab, Winny. Last weekend Bernard and Sandy Redding were at the home of Robin and Robyn Major and sons Christopher and James, with potluck dinner for Easter. Also there were Tim and Chris Redding, Tanner and Chase, and Jeff and Dee Redding, Andrea and Spencer. Daughter Dawn Kane wasn’t able to make it but all had a good time. Thursday Bernard and Sandy were in Eau Claire for a checkup for Sandy. The Reddings also took in the Indianhead Credit Union annual meeting. Soup and sandwiches along with desserts was enjoyed and later the meeting. Bernard was a lucky winner getting $10 and Sandy won a shirt. They also showed a movie on Washburn County and the many activities that take place there. Thinking back to 2005, we lost our house to fire May 5. I remember how cold a spring we had and wet. And then summer came and it was so terribly hot and humid. Let’s hope this doesn’t come forth. Yah and keep the tornadoes away from Dewey Country. We’ve had our turn. A late but very happy birthday to Travis Moe, son of Tammy Moe, on his special day, April 17. Hope you had a wonderful day Travis. His mom, Tammy takes care of Jim Toll at this time. Easter Sunday, Jerry and Gretchen Best went to Luck to Gretchen’s mom, Lillian Strege’s, with potluck with a number of other relatives coming to enjoy family time. Monday, Jerry and Gretchen Best picked up Lillian and they went to the Twin Cities to a funeral for a relative. Saturday found Beth Crosby, Judy Leonard, Dixie Andrea, Kay Krantz, Marion Bricken and Kris Fjelstad enjoying the salad luncheon at Faith Lutheran Church in Spooner. Report was the salads were delicious and so many kinds. Sunday Beth Crosby was on her way to Madison to

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Read off your fines Children aged 5-18 years are invited to read off their fines during the month of May to celebrate Children’s Book Week. Read or be read to for 20 minutes and receive $1 off of Shell Lake Public Library fines. Every 20 minutes read receives $1 off. Pick your contract up at the library. For more information call 715-468-2074. Pizza party Friday, May 13, grades 6-12 are invited to a pizza party at the library for early release day. Eat pizza, play the Wii, board games, card games, etc. Party ends at 3 p.m. Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi 24/7. No passwords needed. Signal reaches around the block. Story hour Library Fun For Little Ones is every Thursday from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Children and their caregivers will learn the love of reading, make a craft and enjoy a snack. Drop-ins welcome, no need to sign up. Story hour is presented by Lakeland Family Resource Center. Web site Check due dates and fine status, renew materials, keep a log of materials you’ve read, place holds on materials we or another library own at and click on Library Catalog. Library hours Library hours are: Monday, noon to 8 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

son Chad and Ashley’s. Ashley has jury duty this week and Chad works so Grandma Beth gets to care for those two little munchkins, Chase and Morgan. Saturday evening supper guests at Garry and Beth’s were Glen and Lorraine and Shorty and Melissa Crosby, Tyler and Katie Ann. News from the Fjelstad Palace finds Kris going to Eau Claire Monday where she picked up her sister, Pat Kage, and they went to Marathon to attend the funeral of their aunt, Florence Kage, 93. Sympathy to her family. Monday Marv and Bryan Knoop and Greg and Cherie Dorweiler, Tyler and Emily visited Bob. Wednesday Kris, Dixie Andrea, Judy Leonard and Beth Crosby enjoyed supper at Foxxy’s. Thursday Marv Knoop and Elmer Talbert visited Bob. Friday Jerry Larson, Greg and Cherie Dorweiler and Emily visited Bob and Kris. Friday was a very unusual day for Beth Crosby, Kris Fjelstad. Dixie Andrea as they went to Judy Leonard’s home getting up at 3 a.m. with Queen Kris, Queen Mother Judy, and Princess Beth Crosby enjoying a royal English breakfast together and watching the royal wedding of Kate and William. I hear there were some very tired, draggin’ ladies after getting up at 3 a.m. Friday Elmer Talbert, Bob Garcia, Bryan Knoop and Cherie Dorweiler, Tyler and Emily visited Bob and Kris. Saturday Bob and Kris visited Gary and Sue Peterson and Jim and Trish Patten and they enjoyed playing cards. Since Saturday is the opening of fishing season wetting those lines, Kris had this to add: Advice from the bass find a new angle, know when to keep your mouth shut, don’t take the bait, prize clean water, be lively and swift, don’t give up without a fight, and be a good catch. It’s congratulations to Seth Quinton, son of Angie Quinton who was confirmed Sunday, May 1, at Lakeview Methodist Church in Dewey Country. Darrel Petz has been a patient at the VA hospital in the Twin Cities for the last three weeks. A very late but happy birthday to Darrel on April 29. Saturday Joan Petz attended the salad lunch at the Salem Lutheran Church, which she says was delicious. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!

Washburn County Area Humane Society ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK There is a little problem in our dog community It has them a bit restless and they can’t seem to agree Each one thinks it is better than the dog that sleeps next door I’ve never, ever seen a dog behave like this before Snickers thinks her tail is much better than the rest Moe say’s a small, stubby one’s by far the very best Buddy gloats that stand-up ears make him look like a king The Lab pup with long floppy ears calls him a ding-aling They then continue on with whose coat is the nicest shade Black it is, as we could hold an all-black-dog parade The small dogs think they’re better and the big dogs act so tough They’re all a little goofy and I think we’ve heard enough There’s only one thing left to do to help them understand Adopt despite their size or shade, for every dog is grand!

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SPOONER — Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Hwys. 70 and 53 in Spooner, is hosting a free rummage event on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14. The church doors will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., offering people the opportunity to pick up clothing and household items at no charge. For more information call 715-635-7672. — from Beautiful Savior Lutheran


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Spooner Library to present Wisconsin ghosts

SPOONER — Terry Fisk, paranormal investigator, will be presenting a program on Wisconsin Ghosts and Haunted Locations at the Spooner Memorial Library on Thursday, May 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This presentation will take the audience on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in Wisconsin. It covers the entire state and includes everything from phantom creatures prowling the woods to graveyard apparitions. According to Fisk, no place is without its own haunting. This unique presentation includes photos, case histories, eyewitness accounts, ghost lore and directions, encouraging you to visit these places for your own ghost story. Fisk is a paranormal investigator for Unexplained Research LLC and noted authority on death and the afterlife. He is a shamanic Buddhist practitioner and member of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies who

studied philosophy and religion at the University of Wisconsin. Fisk co-hosted “The Unexplained” paranormal radio talk show and directed “The Unexplained” television series. He has investigated hauntings with famed medium Allison DuBois and TV psychic Chip Coffey. Fisk is also the co-author of the “Road Guide to Haunted Locations” book series along with Chad Lewis and has been featured in hundreds of radio interviews, TV appearances and newspaper articles. The presentation, which is expected to last approximately 45 minutes, will be followed by a 15-minute question and answer session. Fisk will also be available to autograph books after the presentation. For further information on this or other programs please call the Spooner Memorial Library at 715-6352792. — from SML

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Vincent C. Johnson, 71, Shell Lake, died May 1, 2011, at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. He was born Jan. 23, 1940, in Shell Lake, to Oscar and Marie (Miller) Johnson. Vince graduated from Shell Lake High School and moved to Alaska to work on the pipeline from 1972 to 1974. He then returned to the area and operated his own railroad salvage and welding business. Vince was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Iver, Rueben and Louis Melvin Johnson and one nephew, Steven Johnson, and life partner, Janice. He is survived by sisters Hilda (Albert) Sommerfeld,

RICE LAKE — An electronics recycling drop-off event will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County in Rice Lake. Students and local community members can responsibly dispose of eligible items at the collection site, which will be located behind the UW-BC gymnasium. This recycling effort is for residential recycling only,


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his picture window watching the birds, deer and bear. Duane was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; parents Vernon and Carrie; sister Carol Jean; and brother Vernon. He is survived by his daughters, Wanda (Dave) Huebner and Jacque (Jim) Dahlgren; grandchildren Rick (Connie) Huebner, Mike (Jen) Huebner, Brent (Pam) Huebner, Julie (Dave) Kerr, Jodi Dahlgren and Jeff Dahlgren; great-grandchildren Justin, Alex, Mike, Roslyn, Michael, Marin and Masen; brother Robert Berglund; sister Muriel (Jack) Mitchell; many nieces and nephews; and special friend Mary Roberts. A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 5, from noon to 1 p.m., at Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner, with a memorial service to follow at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Spooner Veterans Memorial Cemetery off Hwy. 70. Online condolences can be made at The Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements.

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Duane E. Berglund, 82, Spooner, died April 30, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his family. Duane was born Jan. 24, 1929, in Spooner, to Vernon and Carrie (Cartwright) Berglund. He married Mary Johnson on March 3, 1951, in Pine City, Minn. Duane entered the Army shortly after and served in the Korean War. He was welcomed home by his wife and daughters in 1953, and continued to raise a family while working many jobs. He enjoyed working for Lamperts Lumber Yard in Spooner, and by the time he was 40, he owned and operated Bergie’s Septic Service, better known as El Stinko. He eventually sold the business to his son-inlaw, but kept busy with his dump truck and backhoe. He enjoyed winters in Arizona and summers at the cabin on Frog Lake. He enjoyed being on the water in his boat and ice fishing in the winter. He loved sitting by


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St. Francis de Sales

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

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

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Northwoods Baptist W6268 Cranberry Dr., Shell Lake; 4 miles south of Spooner 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 James Frisby 715-635-2277 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday evening service 6 p.m. Wed. evening service 7 p.m.


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

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

Episcopal St. Alban's

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

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293 S. Hwy. 63, Shell Lake Pastor Virgil Amundson 715-468-2895 Sunday: Celebration Worship Service: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Jr. Kids Church: 10:30 a.m.; UTurn Student Ministries (7th-12th grades): 6 p.m.; Power & Light (2nd - 6th grades), 6 p.m. Tuesday: Compassion Connection: 7 p.m.


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

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

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

Long Lake Lutheran Church W3114 Church Rd., Sarona Pastor Mary Strom Sunday Worship: 9 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m.

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

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

20805 CTH H, Barronett 715-468-4403 Pastor Al Bedard Sunday School 8:30 a.m. Family Worship 9:30 a.m. Fellowship follows worship Holy Communion first Sunday of the month Midweek Studies Tuesdays 2 & 7 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran

1790 Scribner St., Spooner 715-635-3603 Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m.


United Methodist

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

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

Lakeview United Methodist

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


Church of the Nazarene

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


Spooner Wesleyan

Hwy. 70 W, Spooner www. Senior Pastor Ronald W. Gormong; Assistant Pastor Chopper Brown 715-635-2768 Sunday Worship 9 a.m.; Sunday School and ABFs: 10:30 a.m.; nursery provided; Celebrate Recovery, now every Monday at 6:30 p.m. Team Kid ages 4 yrs. 6th grade Wednesday 6:30 p.m.


Cornerstone Christian

Pastor Tom Kelby 106 Balsam St., Spooner 715-635-9222 www.cornerstonechurch Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.; Wed. Prayer: 6:30 p.m. Youth Group Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

Senior Menu

Monday, May 9: Stuffed green pepper, sunrise medley potatoes, baby carrots, pear halves, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Tuesday, May 10: Crispy-baked fish, au gratin potatoes, four-bean salad, frozen yogurt, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Wednesday, May 11: Creamy asparagus soup, crackers, sloppy joe on bun, fresh fruit salad, pickle, V8 juice, milk, coffee. Thursday, May 12: Herb-crusted pork roast, gravy, mashed potatoes, corn Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, sliced baked apples, bread, butter, beverage. Friday, May 13: Tomato Swiss steak, mashed reds, tossed salad, dressing, chocolate cream pie, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Call 715468-4750.



by Marian Furchtenicht

What a difference a year makes. The combination of cold weather and precipitation has had farmwork at a virtual stand still. Last year at this time crops were in, trees were leafed out and we were enjoying fresh homegrown asparagus. We still have so much to be thankful for here even though it’s getting so late for getting in the crops. We don’t have flooding here and seldom a tornado, but we did have about one-half inch of white stuff Thursday morning. The beautiful golden forsythia bushes are trying to bloom. The big fishing season opens on Saturday. Some seasonal campers are going by heading for area campgrounds. Mother’s Day is Sunday. There is polka music every Wednesday at White Tail Ridge from 1-4 p.m. The big news for the world on the weekend was the royal wedding, and now Osama bin Laden has been killed by an elite team of secretive and highly mythologized special forces. One of the largest counterterrorism missions in U.S. history. Al and Jolene Loew, my neighbors, are back to their home here after spending the winter in Illinois and Florida. Congratulations to Al as he was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at the Willow Brook High School in Villa Park, Ill., where he was football coach for 40-plus years and was also a golf and badminton coach. They went on to Fort Meyers, Fla., and report it was a good winter, 80 degrees every day but two, only rained two times in the two months but was very dry there. They came back and spent Palm Sunday with daughter Tammy and her family in Villa Park, came to Wisconsin to Menomonie, spent Easter with

their other daughter, Sue, and David Haismas, back to Illinois to finish getting their house ready to sell and now here. Evelyn Schaffer enjoyed a bus trip last Wednesday to Saturday with her sister, Mary Ellen Prestrude. She is a member of the Hay Rivers Quilters Club in Prairie Farm, where the group of ladies got together and rented a bus to go to the American Quilters Show in Paducah, Ky. Evelyn reports it was wonderful. They had moved the show, where originally planned, as they were afraid it would be flooding. They did see a lot of that. We are so lucky here. One day last week, Russ Furchtenicht had a nice visit with Gus Raab who resides at Heritage Manor in Rice Lake. Russ found him in good spirits even though he had his leg amputated recently due to diabetes. Russ and Nancy Furchtenicht went to Eau Claire and enjoyed the “Deer Hunting” play at Fannie Hill Friday night and stayed overnight. Sunday afternoon they took in Adam Holzem’s Eagle Scout ceremony held at the community center in Shell Lake. Congratulations Adam. Get-well-quick wishes to Gina West Noterman in Minneapolis, Minn., who had an emergency appendectomy last week. Her mom, Debbie, went down to baby-sit 1-1/2-year-old Levi. Coffee visitors at my house during the week included Mary Krantz, Bev Helmer, Gloria Frey and Elaine Ryan. Granddaughter Sara Marschall and Kyle Mathison were supper guests at my house Wednesday night. Saturday night, grandson Brian Marschall and his prom date, Jade LaFave, and friends Sam Livingston and his date Hannah Anderson stopped out


Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Dewey, Burnett County, Wisconsin, shall hold its first meeting on May 14, 2011, from 9 a.m., at Town Hall. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board: 1. No person will 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 the property. 2. 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. 3. The Board of Review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the Board’s first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the Board’s clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that upon a showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the Board shall waive that requirement during the first 2 hours of the Board’s first scheduled meeting, and the Board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days with proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and failure to appear before the Board of Review during the first 2 hours of the first scheduled meeting. 4. Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the clerk of the Board of Review within the first 2 hours of the Board’s first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the Board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days. The Board may require objections to the amount or valuation of property to be submitted on forms approved by the Department of Revenue, and the Board shall require that any forms include stated valuations of the property in questions. Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to the aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to that land, but no person who own land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land. No person may be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed and that person in good faith presented evidence to the Board in support of the objections and made full disclosure before the Board, under oath, of all of that person’s property liable to assessment in the district and the value of that property. The requirement that objections be in writing may be waived by express action of the Board. 5. When appearing before the Board of Review, the objecting 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. 6. 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 with all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the assessor’s manual under s.73.03 (2a), Wis. stats., that the assessor requests. The Town of Dewey has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph that provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their officer 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 s.19.35 (1), Wis. stats. 7. 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. 8. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone, or contest the amount of any 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 under s.70.47 (3) (a), Wis. stats., that person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for the removal of a member of the Board of Review and, if so, which member, and provides a reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take. Notices is hereby given this 1st day of May, 2011. Pam Brown, Clerk 534984 37r WNAXLP

after eating out at the Five O’Clock Club before the prom so I could see them. That was so nice of those kids, and they looks so pretty in their prom attire. I got some nice pictures. Thanks kids for stopping out. Friday evening, Roger and Casey Furchtenicht and I took in the Masonic smelt feed and that was very good. Remember Sarona cleanup day will be held by the town hall on Saturday, May 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. One can take appliances, electronics and are allowed four tires. That’s just for the town of Sarona residents only! The Shell Lake Methodist Church is having their spring rummage sale on Thursday, May 5, from 3 to 7 p.m. and Friday, May 6, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., and the next community table is Wednesday, May 11. Sunday at Sarona church, Ray and Debby Johnson brought each a May Day basket that Deb had made. So nice of them.

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My most exciting news, granddaughter Sara is flashing a beautiful diamond from fiancé Kyle Mathison of Cumberland. I saw it on Sunday evening when Mary and John had me over for supper with their family. Congratulations to them. They are a great couple. Happy birthday to Cathy Brown, May 5; Reed Lechnir, Brandon Hubin, Ashley Pfluger and Bridgett Hanson, May 6; Virginia Sandridge, Alicia Miller and Bonnie Greenhoc, May 7; Marilyn Zimmerman, Amy Ripley, Glen Albee, Vivian Berman, Clara Kaiser and Hokey West, May 8; Jon Lechnir and Jennie Kunselman, May 9; Mary Nebel, May 10; Kathy Johnson, Kristi Smith and Chelsie Dennies, May 11. A happy wedding anniversary is wished for Craig and Jolene Scribner and Ron and Jane Fitzpatrick, May 6; Rick and Jody Roeser, May 7; Willie and Vicki Lombard, May 10; Pete and Betty Hubin, Jim and Pat Hubin and Steve and Sue VanMeter, May 11. Happy Mom’s Day Sunday, May 8.

by Helen Pederson

Where is spring? It’s taking a long time to get here. Temps in the low 40s with snow flurries on Sunday. I think we are being tested. If only the sun would shine it would help. Of course the biggest news Monday was Osama bin Laden is dead, shot down by American forces. Will it make a difference? The next biggest news is the wedding of William and Kate in London who were married on Friday. It was a beautiful and interesting affair. We wish them our best. Glad to hear Marvin Mortensen is home from the hospital. Get-well wishes from all of us. Mavis Flach is battling a bad cold so hasn’t done much. I think it’s the cold, damp weather we are experiencing. Judy and Myron Bolterman attended the spaghetti feed and fundraiser for Gene Larson at Tony’s on Saturday. They said it was a very large crowd coming and going all day. Glad to hear that, Gene and Janet. Janet is our beautician. Arlys Santiago is home again after spending days in Ocala, Fla., visiting her brother, Alvin, and Judy Olson. She went there with her sisters, Avis Paulson of Verndale, Minn., and Audrey Carlson. They, along with Alvin, sang at the sunrise service Easter Sunday. Avis’ son, Steve, and Char, Blake, Calvin and Bailey who live in Orlando, Fla., came over to visit. Arlys and Alvin went out fishing one day while there. Judy’s mom, 95 years old, treated them to supper at the Yearling. It was prom night in Shell Lake Satur-

day night. Brian Marschall and his date, Jade LaFave, attended from here. On Friday night John and Mary Marschall attended the 40th wedding anniversary for Patti and Paul Naglosky at the Das Lach Haus in Cumberland. Congratulations to you! Congratulations to Sara Marschall and Kyle Mathison of Cumberland who were engaged over the weekend. Mary and John Marschall attended the Eagle Scout ceremony on Sunday at the community center where Adam Holzem received his Eagle Scout award. Congratulations Adam. Louise Schade came up to visit her family here. They all enjoyed supper at Florence Carlson’s including Frank and son, Brian, Lillian, Margaret and Louise. D. Helen Pederson has moved from here at Glenview to Terraceview Living Center. She is now with her husband, Arvid, a resident at TLC. On Sunday afternoon Susan and Larry Winner of Duluth, Minn., stopped in to see Helen V. Pederson on their way home from a weekend Lions meeting in Mankato, Minn. Larry is promoting diabetic care in the Lions Club. This Thursday their club is sponsoring a pancake feed at the D.E.C.K. They serve about 8,000 people all day. That’s a lot of flipping. On Thursday, Gordon and Jean Toftness celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. Congratulations! A child is a person who can dismantle in five minutes the toy it took you five hours to put together.

Friendship Commons by Theresa Sigmund

The book club met on Friday morning, April 29, with the following attending: Mary, Mavis, Marie, Theresa, Janice, Carol and Peter Hubin. It was a great honor meeting Hubin. We discussed Hubin’s book, “The General’s Den,” which is mostly fiction. Our next book is “Barefoot Boy and other Drivel” also by Hubin. Hubin has a great imagination. He has another book coming out, “Showdown at General’s Den.” It may be out in June. Our quilting is coming along nicely. More on that later. Here is a note from our site aide, Eva Johnston. “I think spring has finally arrived! And with the new season here, comes a new menu option for Friendship Commons. We will discontinue the soup and sandwiches until next fall. It was a

great meal option and many participated, but with the warmer weather approaching we’ll be offering a lighter substitute. Now, along with the chef’s salads, seniors can have the option of a sandwich and chip meal without having to order ahead. This meal consists of a ham, salami or pastrami sandwich on a croissant; chips, pickle spear, fruit and cookie all for the same price as an ordered meal. So come into Friendship Commons/Shell Lake Senior Center and have yourself a warm, nutritionally balanced meal which must be ordered 24 hours in advance, a chef’s salad or sandwich and chips. Three options you can’t turn away! Hope to see you soon. Thanks, Eva.” I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.


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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 8:30 a.m. Washburn County Information Center Meeting Room

122 N. River St., Spooner, WI 54801 Questions: Call 715-635-9696 Public is invited and encouraged to attend. Agenda: Review WCTA Bylaws, Election of Board Members.


The Town of Sarona will hold a Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 14, 2011, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Sarona Town Hall. A total of two (2) appliances, four (4) tires, TVs and electronics and any other garbage will be accepted. Proof of residence is required, i.e., real estate holder or voting resident of the Town of Sarona. You will be responsible to unload all garbage. 535340 37-38r Victoria Lombard, Clerk


The School District of Shell Lake is seeking bids for removal, disposal and replacement of the roof system on the shop at the old Shell Lake High School site. Please contact Phyllis Bergeron at 715-468-7816 for bid specifications and requirements. The school district reserves the right to refuse any or all bids. 535158 37r WNAXLP



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Notice is hereby given the Barronett Town Board shall hold its monthly Board meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the Barronett Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Road. The agenda shall be posted at least one (1) day prior to meeting. 534982 Patricia A. Parker, Clerk 37r

(April 27, May 4, 11) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY MIDLAND FUNDING LLC BY ITS SERVICING AGENT MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT INC. Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT W. WHITE Defendant. Our Flle #641739 Case No. 11CV000032 AMENDED SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To each person named above as a Defendant: You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The Complaint, which is also served on you, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within Forty (40) days after 04/ 29/2011, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in Chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the Complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is: CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, WASHBURN COUNTY, P.O. BOX 339, 110 W. 4 AVE., SHELL LAKE, WI 54871 and the KOHN LAW FIRM, Plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is Suite 501, 312 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 532024305. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If no Complaint accompanies this Summons you must respond within the said 40-day period with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint by mailing or delivering said written demand to the court and to the Plaintiff’s attorneys at their respective addresses listed above. If you do not provide a proper answer to the Complaint or provide a written demand for said complaint within the 40-day period, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 14, 2011. KOHN LAW FIRM S.C. BY: /s/JOSEPH R. JOHNSON State Bar #1053052 Attorney for Plaintiff

(May 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY Our File #640818 MIDLAND FUNDING LLC BY ITS SERVICING AGENT MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT INC. Plaintiff, vs. KEVIN LENSER Defendant. Case No. 11CV000030 AMENDED SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To each person named above as a Defendant: You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The Complaint, which is also served on you, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within Forty (40) days after 05/06/2011, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in Chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the Complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is: CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, WASHBURN COUNTY, P.O. BOX 339, 110 W. 4 AVE., SHELL LAKE, WI 54871 and the KOHN LAW FIRM, Plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is Suite 501, 312 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 532024305. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If no Complaint accompanies this Summons, you must respond within the said 40-day period with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint by mailing or delivering said written demand to the court and to the Plaintiff’s attorneys at their respective addresses listed above. If you do not provide a proper answer to the Complaint or provide a written demand for said complaint within the 40-day period, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future and may be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 25, 2011. KOHN LAW FIRM S.C. BY: /s/ JOSEPH R. JOHNSON State Bar #1053052 534986 Attorney for Plaintiff WNAXLP

Notice Is Hereby Given That The Sarona Town Board Will Be Meeting On Mon., May 9, 2011, At 7 p.m., At The Sarona Town Hall






(April 27, May 4, 11) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY Discover Bank Discover Bank 999 Vanderbilt Bch. Rd. Ste. 607 Naples, FL 34108 Plaintiff, vs. Victoria Ann Thayer 817 Greenhaven St. Minong, WI 54859 Defendant(s) SUMMONS Case Code: 30301 Case No. 11CV78 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To each person named above as a Defendant(s): You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The complaint, which is attached, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within forty (40) days of April 27, 2011, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is Washburn County Circuit Court, P.O. Box 339, Shell Lake, WI 54871 and to Messerli & Kramer PA, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 3033 Campus Drive, Suite 250, Plymouth, MN 55441. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer within forty (40) days, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. MESSERLI & KRAMER PA /s/Jillian N. Walker, #1066378 3033 Campus Drive, Ste. 250 Plymouth, MN 55441 Phone: 763-548-7900 Fax: 763-548-7922

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SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TO: Shannon L. Evjen You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within forty (40) days after May 4, 2011, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Clerk of Circuit Court, whose address is Washburn County Courthouse, 10 4th Avenue, P.O. Box 339, Shell Lake, WI 54871-0339 and to Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 500 Third Street, Suite 800, P.O. Box 479, Wausau, Wisconsin 544020479. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within forty (40) days, the Court may grant judgment against you for the award of a money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose our right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 21st day of April, 2011. MALLERY & ZIMMERMAN, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff BY: /s/ John A. Cravens State Bar No. 1001261 PLEASE DIRECT ALL CORRESPONDENCE, INQUIRIES & PLEADINGS TO: Amy L. Unertl Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. 500 Third Street, Suite 800 P.O. Box 479 Wausau, WI 54402-0479 715-845-8234

(April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, assignee of Royal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Jacqueline K. McSweeney, nka Jacqueline K. McSweeney; John Doe Eastman, Unknown Spouse of Jacqueline K. Eastman, Defendants. Case No. 10-CV-215 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of a judgment of foreclosure made in the aboveentitled action on November 29, 2010, I will sell at public auction in the north entrance of the Washburn County Courthouse, located at 10 Fourth Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871, on June 1, 2011 at 10:15 a.m., all of the following described premises, to wit: Lot one (1), block seven (7), and lot two (2) excepting the east six feet (6), block seven (7), City of Shell Lake, Washburn County, Wisconsin. Tax Key No. 65-282-2-38-1325-5 15-530-536500 THE PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO ALL LEGAL ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: Cash or Cashier’s Check (10% down payment at sale, balance due within ten (10) days of court approval). Dated at Shell Lake, Wisconsin, on April 1, 2011. /s/Terrence C. Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County, Wis. BASS & MOGLOWSKY, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff The above property is located at 121 1st Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871. Bass & Moglowsky, S.C., is a law firm/debt collector representing a creditor in the collection of a debt that you owe to said creditor. We are attempting to collect such debt and any information obtained from you will be used for that purpose.

the worship service. The annual meeting of the Hertel Lakeview Cemetery Association will be held on Saturday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at Lakeview UM Church.

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(May 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY ASSOCIATED BANK, N.A. 1305 Main Street Stevens Point, WI 54481 Plaintiff, vs. SHANNON L. EVJEN W2906 Bass Lake Road Springbrook, WI 54875 Defendants. Hon. Eugene Harrington Br. 1 Case No. 11-CV-59

A number of people went to the open house in Siren Saturday afternoon for Bob Denotter. The party was in honor of Bob for his 80th birthday. Congratulations to Seth Quinton who was confirmed in the Christian faith at Lakeview UM Church Sunday morning. He and the two confirmands from Spooner UM Church, Michael Place and Clare Ringlien, assisted Pastor Starr during

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Hank and Karen Mangelsen went to Siren Wednesday afternoon to watch a musical play put on by the fifth-grade class. Their granddaughter, Mandy Close, portrayed Cinderella. Brian Hines visited Gerry and Donna Hines Friday and Saturday. Lida Nordquist, Nina and Donna Hines and Karen Mangelsen went to Richfield, Minn., Saturday morning to attend a bridal shower for Nicole Sweet. She is the granddaughter of Gerry and Donna Hines.


by Karen Mangelsen



(May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY BANK MUTUAL Plaintiff vs. DAVID H. RAILSBACK AND ARLA J. RAILSBACK Mortgagor Defendants LAMPERT YARDS, INC. STATE OF WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Case No.: 10CV-232 Please take notice, that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale entered in the aboveentitled action on December 28, 2010, the undersigned sheriff of Washburn County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction as follows: PLACE OF SALE: Washburn County Courthouse, North Entrance, 10 4th Ave., Shell Lake, WI. DATE OF SALE: June 29, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 154 Rolphs Point Dr., Shell Lake, WI 54871. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: That part of Government Lots 6 and 7 of Section 6, Township 37 North of Range 12 West described as follows: Commencing at the One Quarter corner common to Sections 5 and 6 of said township and range; thence North on the section line, North 4˚3’ West a distance of 1.058 feet to an iron stake; thence North 70˚39’ West a distance of 521.6 feet to an iron stake; thence North 67˚ West a distance of 250 feet to an iron stake; thence North 74˚57’ West a distance of 100 feet to an iron stake; thence North 76˚ West a distance of 300 feet to an iron stake, being the point of beginning; thence continuing North 76˚ West a distance of 200 feet to an iron stake; thence North 72˚50’ West a distance of 50 feet to the center of Lot 9 of Rolph’s Point, being an unrecorded plat; thence South on a line being the centerline of said Lot 9 to the water’s edge of Shell Lake; thence in an easterly direction along said shoreline a distance of approximately 250 feet to a point which is south 10˚5’ West from the point of beginning; thence North 10˚5’ East a distance of approximately 262 feet to the point of beginning; together with all land between said description and the water’s edge of Shell Lake; this property being further described as Lots 7, 8 and the East half of Lot 9 of Rolph’s Point, an unrecorded plat. Together with a 1/44th interest in that parcel of land described as the existing roadway on the unrecorded plat of Rolph’s Point being a subdivision of Government Lots 6 and 7 of Section 6, Township 37 North, Range 12 West, as conveyed by Quit Claim Deed recorded in Vol. 189 of Records, page 763, as Document No. 165781. Parcel No. 65282-2-37-12-06-5 05-006009000. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: 10% of amount bid by certified check. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of sale. /s/Terry C. Dryden, Sheriff HANAWAY ROSS, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 345 S. Jefferson St. Green Bay, WI 54301-4522 920-432-3381


The Shell Lake City Council will hold their regular monthly meeting Monday, May 9, 2011, at 7 p.m., in the Council Chambers, City Hall. AGENDA: Public Comment; Approval Of Minutes; Reports From Appointed Officials; Reports From Committee Chairpersons; New Business: Conditional Use Permit - Nick Rai, Class B Liquor/Beer License Application - Nick Rai, American Best Inns & Suites, State/Municipal Agreement Hwy. 63 Project, City Hall/Library Sidewalk Replacement Bids And Landscaping Concept, Final Resolution - Third Street Special Assessments, Third Street Improvement Project Bids, Recommendation To Restructure Hwy. 63 Advisory Committee, PASER Rating Agreement With Northwest Regional Planning Commission, Recommendation To Pledge A $20,000 Appropriation Toward Courtesy Dock Project With Conditions; Unfinished Business: Recommendation On Tool Shed - Monarch Habitat; Mayor’s Report; Any Other Items That May Be Added To This Agenda Will Be Posted At City Hall. 535386 37r Bradley A. Pederson, City Administrator


SARONA — Help Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary in Sarona officially open camp for the summer season by lending a helping hand on Saturday, May 7, starting at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers are vital to Hunt Hill’s success and are needed to help clean, organize, wash, wipe and rake up camp. All ages and skill levels are invited. Volunteers have the option to stay in dorms Friday and/or Saturday nights for free, are treated to a continental

breakfast and lunch on Saturday and receive a free pass to the evening barn dance. Please call ahead if you would like free overnight accommodations. Duck for the Oyster Barn Dance, from 7:30-11:30 p.m., is open to the public and great for all ages. The Ducks teach you the dances as you go. For more information call 715-635-6543. — from Hunt Hill

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Water System Information

If you would like to know more about the information contained in this report, please contact Mitch Brown at 715-468-7873.

Health Information

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s safe drinking water hotline (800-426-4791). Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune systems disorders, some elderly and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health-care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Environmental Protection Agency’s safe drinking water hotline (800-426-4791).

Source(s) of Water

Source ID 1 2

Source Groundwater Groundwater

Depth (in feet) 482 578

Status Active Active

To obtain a summary of the source water assessment, please contact Mitch Brown at 715-4687873.

Educational Information

The sources of drinking water, both tap water and bottled water, include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. C o n tam in an t (U n its)


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Contaminants that may be present in source water include: • Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife. • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or result from urban storm-water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or farming. • Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm-water runoff and residential uses. • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm-water runoff and septic systems. • Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which shall provide the same protection for public health.

Number of Contaminants Required to be Tested

This table displays the number of contaminants that were required to be tested in the last five years. The CCR may contain up to five years’ worth of water quality results. If a water system tests annually, or more frequently, the results from the most recent year are shown on the CCR. If testing is done less frequently, the results shown on the CCR are from the past five years.

C ontam inantG roup # ofC ontam inants Inorganic Contaminants 16 Microbiological Contaminants 2 Radioactive Contaminants 3 Synthetic Organic Contaminants including Pesticides and Herbicides 25 Volatile Organic Contaminants 20

Inorganic Contaminants R an ge

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0 of 10 results were above the action level.








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NICKEL (ppb)

1 of 10 results were above the action level.








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Erosion of natural deposits; runoff from orchards; runoff from glass and electronics production wastes.

Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits.

Corrosion of galvanized pipes; erosion of natural deposits; discharge from metal refineries; runoff from waste batteries and paints.

Discharge from steel and pulp mills; erosion of natural deposits.

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives.

Erosion of natural deposits; water additive which promotes strong teeth; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories.

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits.

Nickel occurs naturally in soils, groundwater and surface waters and is often used in electroplating stainless steel and alloy products.

Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewing; erosion of natural deposits.


* Systems exceeding a lead and/or copper action level must take actions to reduce lead and/or copper in the drinking water. The lead and copper values represent the 90th percentile of all compliance samples collection. If you want information on the number of sites or the actions taken to reduce these levels, please contact your water supply operator. C o n tam in an t (U n its)

GROSS ALPHA, EXCL. R & U 15 (pCi/l)


GROSS ALPHA, n/a INCL. R & U (n/a) RADIUM, (226 + 5 228) (pCi/l) T erm AL MCL

MCLG MFL mrem/year NTU pCi/L ppm ppb ppt ppq TCR TT


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Erosion of natural deposits






Erosion of natural deposits






Erosion of natural deposits

Definition of Terms

D efin itio n Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.

Maximum Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. million fibers per liter millirems per year (a measure of radiation absorbed by the body) Nephelometric Turbidity Units picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity) parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/L) parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (ug/L) parts per trillion, or nanograms per liter parts per quadrillion, or picograms per liter Total Coliform Rule Treatment Technique: A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water. 535247 37r WNAXLP

Employment/ Notices


Washburn County is accepting applications for a full-time Assistant Recreation Administrator in the Forestry Department. The position will act under the direction of the Forest Administrator in the development, management and maintenance of the County Parks system, recreational trails and facilities, other County Forest programs and to perform related work as required. Examples of work include: preparation/ administration of all recreation, parks and trails budgets; administration of grant funds; manage the County Campgrounds. Education requirement: Graduate from high school followed by secondary education and 5 years’ experience in parks, recreation, forestry or a related field. Minimum 2-year Associate degree, Bachelor degree preferred, in Parks and Recreation, Forestry, Natural Resource Management or similar discipline with a Law Enforcement Certification preferred or the ability to obtain certification or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Starting salary range is $43,724 - $54,033 (DOQ) with excellent benefits. To download a position description and employment application visit our Web site at or contact Washburn County Administration/Personnel Department,, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871, at 715-468-4624; fax 715-468-4628. Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2011. EOE. 535380 37-38r 27-28b


The City of Shell Lake, P.O. Box 520, Shell Lake, WI 54871, has applied to the Department of Natural Resources for a permit to place a pier/wharf on the bed of Shell Lake. The pier will have a main stem extending out 144 feet from shore, with a 106-foot “L” containing five fingers extending out approximately 27 feet. This pier configuration will be in front of the current campground, south of the current fishing pier and be available for rent by campers only and have three to five designated mooring areas for short-term transient use by the public, free of charge. This will be a floating pier, seasonably removed. The pier will accommodate no more than 15 mooring sites. The project is located in Section 25, Township 38 North, Range 13 West, City of Shell Lake, Washburn County. The Department has determined that the application is complete and is currently evaluating the applicant’s proposal. The Department must consider factual information about the following legal standards in deciding whether to issue, modify or deny the approval or permit to the applicant. • Whether navigation is materially obstructed, including commercial, recreational, active and passive forms of navigation. • Whether there is detriment to the public interest, including fish and wildlife or their habitat, natural scenic beauty or water quality. • Whether the flood-flow capacity of a stream is materially reduced. The Department will follow the steps below to reach its final decision on the application: 1. Review the plans and information provided by the applicant. 2. Review the information from public comments. 3. Review the information presented at a public informational hearing if one is requested. 4. Review the information found in natural resource inventories and plans, maps or data collected by the Department or others using commonly accepting methods. 5. Determine whether the proposed project or activity complies with s. 1.11, Stats, (the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act), and ch. NR 150, Wis. Adm. Code. If you would like to know more about this project or would like to see the application and plans, contact Dan Harrington, 810 W. Maple Street, Spooner, WI 54801, phone number 715635-4097. Reasonable accommodation, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Any member of the public may submit written comments to the address above by U.S. mail. Comments should include the docket number or applicant name. If no public informational hearing is held on this application, comments must be postmarked no later than 30 days following the date of publication of this notice. If a public informational hearing is held, comments must be postmarked no later than 10 days following the date on which the hearing is completed. If a notice of a public informational hearing is not included in this notice of complete application, no public informational hearing will be held unless the Department receives a request for hearing. If no hearing is requested, the Department may issue its decision without a hearing. Any person may request a public informational hearing by writing to the address above by U.S. mail postmarked no later than 30 days following publication of this notice. A request for hearing must include the docket number or applicant name and specify the issues that the party desires to be addressed at the informational hearing. Because the Department must base its decision to issue or deny the permit or approval on whether the project or activity meets the legal standards listed above, the issues raised should relate to those standards. The final decision may be appealed as indicated in the decision document. Docket Number IP-NO-2011-66-02612 WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES For the Secretary Dan Harrington Water Management Specialist 04/28/11

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What’s happening at Hunt Hill



Board of Review will meet on the 9th day of May, 2011, at 7 p.m., at the Sarona Town Hall. For the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the 30-day period beginning on the 2nd Monday of May, pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes Sec. 70.41(1) as the assessment roll is not completed at this time. Victoria Lombard, Clerk 535338 37r WNAXLP


Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is seeking a learning-focused, creative and dynamic individual for full-time Associate Degree Nursing Instructor position at the WITC Rice Lake Campus beginning fall semester. The ideal candidates will demonstrate interest in and potential for excellence in facilitating student learning and development. Qualifications include: Master’s degree with a major in nursing or significant progress toward Master’s degree, two years’ occupational nursing experience and direct care experience as a practicing nurse within the past five years. Deadline to apply: May 6, 2011


For a complete list of qualifications and to apply visit our Web site at TTY 711 535156 37r,L

WITC is an equal opportunity/access/employer and educator. TOWN OF BASHAW NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW

STATE OF WISCONSIN Town of Bashaw Washburn County NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Bashaw, Washburn County, Wisconsin, shall holds its first meeting on the 2nd day of June 2011, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Bashaw Town Hall. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the board of review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board: 1. 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 the property. 2. 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. 3. The board of review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the board’s first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the board’s clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that upon a showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the board shall waive that requirement during the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, and the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days with proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and failure to appear before the board of review during the first 2 hours of the first scheduled meeting. 4. Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the clerk of the board of review within the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days. The board may require such objections to be submitted on forms approved by the department of revenue, and the board shall require that any forms include stated valuations of the property in question. Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to the aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to that land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land. No person shall be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed and that person in good faith presented evidence to the board in support of the objections and made full disclosure before the board, under oath of all of that person’s property liable to assessment in the district and the value of that property. The requirement that objections be in writing may be waived by express action of the board. 5. When appearing before the board of review, the objecting 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. 6. 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 s. 73.02 (2a), Wis. Stats., that the assessor requests. The Town of Bashaw 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 officer 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 s. 19.35 (2), Wis. Stats. 7. 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. Town of Bashaw Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk 535385 37r WNAXLP


Mayor Peterson called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Council members present were Baker, Bitney, Buckridge, Eiche, Graf, Kittelsen, Leckel and Pederson. Also present were Jeff Parker, Clint Stariha, Teresa Anderson, Jessica Beecroft, Diane Dryden, Ken Schultz, Jack Dahlstrom, Laura Wilkinson, Brad Volker and Brad Pederson. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Peterson commended Alderperson Greg Kittelsen for his community service on the Shell Lake Council. Council President Baker presented a National Community Service Award to City Administrator Brad Pederson. Bitney moved, seconded by Buckridge, to approve the March 14, 2011, regular meeting minutes. The motion carried. PUBLIC COMMENT: Clint Stariha, speaking on behalf of city employees participating in the Wisconsin Retirement System, requested the City Council consider amending the 2011 wage and salary schedule considering the mandatory 5.8% contribution to the retirement system under the Budget Repair Bill. Mr. Stariha noted many employers are extending labor agreements with unionized employees to cover this cost, and City of Shell Lake employees could be penalized for being nonunion. Mr. Stariha also noted the 2011 wage and benefit plan has been adopted which included funding for the employee’s contribution. Ken Schultz encouraged the City Council to continue to have Greg Kittelsen involved with the Highway 63 Project after his term on the City Council is done. SHELL LAKE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION: The March 17, 2011, EDC meeting minutes were reviewed. Jeff Parker reported on the Public Works Department’s activities. Clint Stariha reported on Police Department and zoning activities. Kittelsen moved, seconded by Graf, to amend the agenda to deal with the Courtesy Dock at this time. The motion carried. COURTESY DOCK COMMITTEE: Ken Schultz gave an overview of the proposed Courtesy Dock Project. A quotation from Shell Lake Marine showing a net cost of $40,615 after a $20,989 savings is applied for discount pricing and the donation of two sections by Shell Lake Marine. Mr. Schultz explained that the committee would like to solicit donations for one half of the net cost of the dock with the City covering the balance. Mr. Schultz explained that the proposal is for a portion of the dock to be open for free short-term mooring of boats and a portion of the dock would be reserved for Shell Lake Municipal Campground patrons. Mr. Schultz indicated the committee estimates the City would gross $5,000 per season in revenue through the rental of mooring slips to campground customers. Mr. Schultz requested the City Council authorize applying for a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources permit for the proposed dock and noted the $500 permit fee has been donated. Graf moved, seconded by Kittelsen, to apply for the WI DNR permit. Upon a unanimous vote the motion carried. LIBRARY BOARD: The March 30, 2011, board meeting minutes were reviewed. Mayor Peterson announced the appointments of Angie Anderson and Sue Krantz to the Library Board, terms to expire 2014. Graf moved, seconded by Bitney, to concur with these appointments. The motion carried. LAKE PROTECTION: Baker moved, seconded by Eiche, to increase the USGS Joint Funding Agreement for additional phosphorus study. It was noted the additional cost will be covered by the USGS and WI DNR Lake Protection grant. The motion carried. A draft list of activities/projects for 2012-2014 Aquatic Invasive Species Grant Application was reviewed. Resolution #11-02 pertaining to an Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant Application was reviewed. Bitney moved, seconded by Graf, to adopt Resolution #11-02. Upon a unanimous vote the motion carried. FIRE ASSOCIATION: The March 16, 2011, Fire Association quarterly meeting minutes were reviewed. PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATION: The April 6, 2011, committee meeting minutes were reviewed. Leckel moved, seconded by Buckridge, to accept the Third Street Improvement Project design and to bid the project out. Upon a unanimous vote the motion carried. A Professional Services Agreement with MSA for assistance with Community Development Block Grant administration was reviewed. Bitney moved, seconded by Graf, to accept the Professional Services Agreement. The motion carried. Resolution #11-03 – Preliminary Resolution Declaring Intent to Levy Special Assessments Under Municipal Police Power Pursuant to 66.0703 Wis. Stats. was reviewed. Graf moved, seconded by Buckridge, to adopt Resolution #11-03. Upon a unanimous vote the motion carried. Preliminary financing options for the Third Street Project were reviewed. It is estimated the City will need to borrow approximately $406,960 that will be covered through general fund tax levies. Leckel moved, seconded by Graf, to amend the City’s Code of Ordinances to ban baiting or feeding of deer within 1,200 feet of the runway centerline. The motion carried 7-yes 1-no. Buckridge moved, seconded by Bitney, to authorize Randy Mancel Excavating to crush the balance of the stockpiled blacktop material at $4.00 per yard with $7,500 being charged to the Third Street Project and the balance to the 2011 Contingency Fund. Upon a unanimous vote the motion carried. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION: The March 29, 2011, committee meeting minutes were reviewed. Eiche moved, seconded by Bitney, to accept Jessica Beecroft’s Proposal for a new Web site and annual upkeep to include maintenance. It was noted the Web site cost will be shared 50/50 with the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce. The motion carried 6-yes 2-no. Bitney moved, seconded by Buckridge, to inform North Memorial Transportation that the City of Shell Lake supports the $3.71 per capita increase that has been requested effective January 1, 2012. The motion carried. 7-yes 1-no. Graf moved, seconded by Eiche, to accept the revised Memorandum of Understanding for Washburn County to provide Statewide Voter Registration System services to the City of Shell Lake. The motion carried. Graf moved, seconded by Baker, to authorize the solicitation of bids for a new police vehicle. The motion carried. FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION: The April 11, 2011, committee meeting minutes were reviewed. Pederson moved, seconded by Graf, to approve vouchers 260-387. The motion carried. Graf moved, seconded by Eiche, to grant temporary Class B beer and wine licenses to the Shell Lake Arts Center for May 14, 2011. The motion carried. Graf moved, seconded by Pederson, to grant a Class B liquor/ beer license to Shaune Browne for May 1, 2011, through June 30, 2011, for 34 5th Avenue. The motion carried. The Budget Status Report was reviewed. PARKS AND RECREATION: Buckridge moved, seconded by Eiche, to hire the following lifeguards for the 2011 season: Mitch Kraetke, Tyler Anderson and Ben Butenhoff and to hire Ben Butenhoff as swim instructor contingent upon WSI certification and to authorize Clint Stariha and Connie Graf to hire part-time lifeguards and an additional swim instructor. The motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS: Resolution #11-04 Designating the Shell Lake State Bank as the Public Depository for the Shell Lake CDBG Third Street Project checking account was reviewed. City Administrator Brad Pederson noted he is a Shell Lake State Bank director and stockholder. Eiche moved, seconded by Bitney, to adopt Resolution #11-04. The motion carried. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Copies of a letter from Mark and Rose Bruce pertaining to the placement of the tool shed in the Butterfly Habitat were distributed. MAYORS REPORT: Mayor Peterson thanked the people involved with the application that resulted in the City of Shell Lake receiving a $251,000 grant for the Third Street Improvement Project. Mayor Peterson announced that the council organizational meeting will be scheduled for April 19, 2011, at 6 p.m. and reminded the council members to turn in their committee level of interest sheets. Alderperson Kittelsen read a letter he had written to the City Council pertaining to last year’s accomplishments and complementing Mayor Peterson on her leadership style. Graf moved, seconded by Kittelsen, to adjourn at 9:05 p.m. The motion carried. Sally A. Peterson, Mayor Bradley A. Pederson, City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer RESOLUTION #11-02 RESOLUTION of City Council, City of Shell Lake, Wisconsin, County of Washburn. WHEREAS, Shell Lake and Round Lake are an important resource used by the public for recreation and enjoyment of natural beauty; and WHEREAS, public use and enjoyment of Shell Lake and Round Lake is best served by protection of Shell Lake and Round Lake from infestation of aquatic invasive species; and WHEREAS, we recognize the need to provide information or education about aquatic invasive species; and WHEREAS, we are qualified to carry out the responsibilities of an aquatic invasive species control project. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Shell Lake requests grant funding and assistance available from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources under the “Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant Program” and hereby authorize the Shell Lake City Administrator to act on behalf of the City of Shell Lake to: • submit an application to the State of Wisconsin for financial aid for aquatic invasive species control purposes; • sign documents; • take necessary action to undertake, direct and complete and approved aquatic invasive species control grant; and • submit reimbursement claims along with necessary supporting documentation within six months of project completion date. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Shell Lake City Council will meet the obligations of the aquatic invasive species control project including timely publication of the results and meet the financial obligations of an aquatic invasive species grant, including the prompt payment of our 25% commitment to aquatic invasive species control project costs. Adopted this 11th day of April, 2011. By a vote of: 8 in favor, 0 against, 0 abstain. Sally A. Peterson, Mayor Bradley A. Pederson, City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer

RESOLUTION #11-03 PRELIMINARY RESOLUTION DECLARING INTENT TO LEVY SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS UNDER MUNICIPAL POLICE POWER PURSUANT TO 66.0703 WIS. STATS. RESOLVED, by the governing body of Shell Lake, Wisconsin: 1. The governing body hereby declares its intention to exercise its police power under 66.0703 Wis. Stats. to levy special assessments upon property in the assessment district hereafter described for benefits conferred upon such property by reason of the following public work and improvements: curb, gutter and driveway aprons. 2. The property to be assessed lies within the following described assessment district: ASSESSMENT DISTRICT All property fronting both sides of Third Street from its Intersection with First Avenue to its intersection with Eighth Avenue. Blocks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 Original Plat; Blocks F, G, J, K and L Dobie and Stratton Addition; and Block 1 First Addition, City of Shell Lake. 3. In order to make these improvements, the Shell Lake City Council shall cause curb and gutter to be installed in front of each lot fronting such street and to replace driveway aprons. 4. The total amount assessed against the properties in the described assessment district shall not exceed 100% of the total cost of the improvements. 5. The governing body shall determine that the improvements constitute an exercise of police power for the health, safety and general welfare of the municipality and its inhabitants. 6. The city’s consulting engineer and Shell Lake Public Works Administration Committee shall prepare a report which shall consist of: a. Preliminary plans and specifications for the improvements. b. An estimate of the entire cost of the proposed street, curb and gutter improvements. c. Schedule of proposed assessments. 7. When the report is completed, the city’s consulting engineer and Shell Lake City Council’s Public Works Administration Committee shall file a copy of the report with the municipal clerk for public inspection and if state property is to be assessed, shall mail a copy of the report to the responsible state agency and, for assessments of $50,000 or more, the Wisconsin State Building Commission. 8. Upon receiving the report of the responsible officer or body, the clerk shall cause notice to be given stating the nature of the proposed improvements, the general boundary lines of the proposed Assessment District, (including a small map thereof), the time and place of the public hearing on the matters contained in the preliminary resolution and the report. The notice shall be published as a Class 1 notice under Ch. 985 Stats, and a copy shall be mailed, at least 10 days before the hearing, to every interested party whose address is known or can be ascertained with due diligence. 9. The hearing shall be held in the Council Chambers, City Hall at the following address: 501 First Street, Shell Lake, WI, at a time set by the clerk in accordance with 66.0703(7), Wis. Stats. 10. The assessment against any parcel may be paid in cash or in annual installments the number of which shall be determined at the public hearing on the proposed assessments. Date adopted: 4/11/11 535157 37r WNAXLP Signed: Sally A. Peterson, Mayor Attest: Bradley A. Pederson, City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer


Notice is hereby given that the Bashaw Town Board shall hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at 7 p.m. at the Bashaw Town Hall. Agenda: Call meeting to order; minutes from April 12, 2011, meeting; treasurer’s report; ATV route; Sand Road, Cadle Road and Sunset Road; public input; permits/applications; truck/grader; set next meeting date; approve vouchers; and adjourn meeting. A current agenda will also be posted at the following sites: Corner of Tozer Lake Rd. & Green Valley Rd., corner of Sand Rd. & Sunset Rd., and N3410 Sawyer Creek Rd., Shell Lake, WI 54871 (Town Hall). Lesa Dahlstorm, Clerk 535336 37r Town of Bashaw

NOTICE OF BID - TOWN OF BARRONETT The Barronett Town Board is accepting bids for lawn maintenance at the Town Hall. The bids should be based on cost per cutting, at less once per month or upon request. Bidder must provide own equipment and proof of insurance. Sealed bids will be accepted until 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 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. The Barronett Town Board has the right to reject any and all bids. For bid specifications, contact: Aaron Nielsen, W9360 Woodyard Road, Shell Lake, WI 54871, 715-468-7232. Patricia A. Parker, Town Clerk 534781 36-37r WNAXLP


STATE OF WISCONSIN Town of Bashaw Washburn County Pursuant to s. 70.45, Wis. Stats., the Town of Bashaw assessment roll for the year 2011 assessment will be open for examination on the 2nd day of June, 2011, at the Bashaw Town Hall, from 3 to 5 p.m. Instructional material about the assessment, on how to file an objection and board of review procedures under Wisconsin law will be available at that time. Notice is hereby given this 4th day of May, 2011. Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk 535337 37r WNAXLP Town of Bashaw


Notice is hereby given that Washburn County, Wisconsin, now holds a tax deed to the following-described real estate in said county, to-wit: CERT. NO. RECORDED OWNER DESCRIPTION 001228 John Chichester City of Spooner CS 978A 31-39-12 Ac 0.608 Pt NE SE AKA Pt OL 59 Assessors Plat Lying N of B1 & B4 Chichester Park Add. W of RR R/W & S of River V 105 P 600, V 139 P 633 001284 Robert J. Clark City of Spooner CS 1192B-1 32-39-12 Ac 0.56 Pt SW NW L1 CSM V8 P 132 Doc. #304252 001155 John Fellbaum Village of Minong Cindy Fellbaum VM 609B 23-42-12 Ac 0.83 E 121’ W 708’ S 300’ OL 28 V 404 P 720 WD 000934 Therese K. Kuberski Town of Springbrook SB 727A 34-40-11 Ac 10.36 Pt NE SE V 281 P 404 000805 Kathleen Mock Town of Sarona SA 629A 2-37-12 Ac 0.46 Pt Newfield Park Lot 1 CSM V16 P 73 Doc #309459 WD 000745 Lisa Sherman Town of Minong MI 706A 33-42-12 Ac 3.05 Pt of Gov L 4 L 1 CSM V11 P 41 Doc #315006 000822 Jerome C. Sims Town of Sarona SA 414C 24-37-12 Ac 5.0 Pt NE NE V 162 P 602 V 273 P 106 000823 Jerome C. Sims Town of Sarona SA 416A 24-37-12 Ac 5.0 E 166’ NW NE V 177 P 433 V 273 P 106 If this is Homestead Property, you may be entitled to a share of the sale proceeds in accordance with 75.36(2m) Wisconsin Statutes. If you qualify for a share of the proceeds, it is recommended that you send your request by Certified Mail to the County Treasurer to ensure that your request was received in a timely manner. The tax deed to Washburn County, Wisconsin, was recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds in and for said County of Washburn on the 6th of April, 2011. This public notice was given according to Section 75.28(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes because we were unable after due diligence to make personal service or serve this notice by certified mail. Lynn K. Hoeppner County Clerk of Washburn County 534850 36-38r WNAXLP

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The Washburn County Zoning Committee will hold a business meeting Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at 3:30 p.m., in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin.

NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING REZONE REQUESTS Rezoning requests have been filed with the Washburn County Zoning Office for changes in the zoning district. The public hearing will be held May 24, 2011, at 4 p.m., in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Ave. West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. FROG CREEK Township: Leonard Paske, Minong, Wisconsin. A request to rezone approximately 200 acres. Map# FC 791 - 40 acres NW 1/4 NW 1/4; FC 792 - 40 acres SW 1/4 NW 1/4; FC 802 - 40 acres NE 1/4 NE 1/4; FC 804 - 20 acres N 1/2 SW 1/4 NE 1/4; FC 804A - 20 acres S 1/2 SW 1/4 NE 1/4; and FC 805 - 40 acres SE 1/4 NE 1/4 all in Section 13 & 14-42-11, Town of Frog Creek, from Forestry/RC to Agriculture/RC to have a maple syrup operation. SPOONER Township: Dan Burch, Spooner, Wisconsin. A request to rezone approximately 100 acres: Map# SP 138 - 40 acres SW 1/4 NE 1/4; Map# SP 139 - 40 acres SE 1/4 NE 1/4 both in Section 19-39-12 from Agriculture to Residential Agriculture and Map# SP 161 - 20 acres S 1/2 SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Section 20-39-12 - approximately 3 acres of the property from Agriculture to Residential Recreational 2 and remaining approximately 17 acres to Residential Agriculture all in the Town of Spooner, to sell existing houses and outbuildings with some land and retain remaining vacant land.

PUBLIC HEARING CONDITIONAL USE REQUESTS Conditional use request have been filed with the Washburn County Zoning Office. This public hearing will be held May 24, 2011, immediately following the rezoning requests in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. LONG LAKE Township: Neuman Trust, Rice Lake, Wisconsin, Mary Green, Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Map# LL 396 - 1 acre Part of Govt. Lots 1 & 2; Map# LL 400 - 1 acre Part of Govt. Lots 1 & 2 both in Section 22-37-11, Town of Long Lake, requesting to obtain a conditional use permit for an existing business that has not been open for the past year, to open a retail store offering home decor, specialty dry goods, food items and home accessories in the existing building. Division 6 Sec. 38-362 (6). SARONA Township: Harold Stromberg/Trudy Druschba, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, and Mosaic Telecom, Cameron, Wisconsin. Map# SA 25 - 5 acres N 5 acres E 1/2 NE FRL 1/4 E of RR ROW & SW of Hwy. 53 Section 2-37-12, Town of Sarona, requesting to obtain a conditional use permit for construction of 198’ communication tower. Interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard. The committee will deliberate in “Open Session.” Handicapped access is available through the south door; parking is near the door. This agenda and the subsequent meeting minutes are available in large type. If you need assistance, please call Lynn Hoeppner at 715-4684600, prior to the meeting.

PUBLIC HEARING PRIVATE HOME RENTALS This public hearing will be held, May 24, 2011, immediately following the Conditional Use requests in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. The Zoning Committee will hold a hearing to take public comment on the issue of private homes rentals, specifically in the Little Bear Subdivision in Long Lake Township. Webster Macomber, Zoning Administrator 535246 37-38r WNAXLP

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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 23rd day of May, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 8 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 fist 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. *** OPEN BOOK will be held on the 23rd day of May, 2011, from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Beaver Brook Town Hall. Respectfully submitted, Nancy Erickson, Clerk, Town of Beaver Brook 534983 37-38r WNAXLP


Laker Times Mini medics

Rhianna Johnson and Hailey Ziemer are going up on the X-ray machine. A tour to the hospital for these young first-graders will make any future trips less stressful and scary.

Caitlyn Ewing shows off her finger Ethan Jacobs takes a walk on the cast that the nurses put on her finger in the tour of the ER. wild side on the cardiac treadmill.

Media fair

Linda Nielsen explains the X-ray to first-graders Jennica Yates and Colton Wykel during their tour of Indianhead Medical Center on Tuesday, April 26.

School menu

Breakfast Monday, May 9: Juice, cereal, toast. Tuesday, May 10: Fruit, sausage link, waffle stick. Wednesday, May 11: Juice, cheese omelet, toast. Thursday, May 12: Fruit, pancakes. Friday, May 13: Fruit, yogurt, toast. Lunch Monday, May 9: Spaghetti with meat sauce, peas, peach slices, bread stick. No Laker. Tuesday, May 10: BBQ on bun, chips, pickles, mixed vegetables, pear slices. Laker: Cheddarwurst. Wednesday, May 11: Hot ham and cheese with soup, green beans, fresh fruit. Laker: Smucker’s PB&J. Thursday, May 12: Hot dog, baked beans, coleslaw, pineapple tidbits. Laker: BBQ rib on bun. Friday, May 13: Pizza, carrots, applesauce. No Laker. Breakfast served each day for K-12 students. Whole-grain bread and buns and milk served with each meal. Laker sandwiches available to grades 7-12 only.

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Rachel Melton placed first in photography, grade 3-6, with her photograph of a frog hiding in a flower.

Laine Olson placed first in the illustrated book, grade K-2, with his book “My Surgery”. It was a firsthand account. The Shell Lake Media Fair encourages, recognizes, and showcases K-12 grade students’ creativity in group and individual media projects. Students submitted their media fair projects this winter and the results were announced last week.

Logan Pashby placed first in the musical Bailee Hanson, Julia Pokorny and Megan Stone took first place with an educational game, grade 3-6, they designed and composition, grade 3-6, with his musical piece “Runaway”. made. They called it Fraction Race.

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Save second base

by Jessica Beecroft SHELL LAKE – Becky’s Food and Spirits had their annual fundraiser to help fight Breast Cancer on Saturday, April 30. Carols Clan joined up with Becky’s Breast Friends to raise money for local women who are fighting the cancer. According to Brad Newman, Carol’s Clan fundraiser had the best year ever, raising over $7,300! A cake was even brought to the event saying “Save 2nd Base!” After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. But breast cancer rates have fallen in recent years, though doctors aren’t certain why. Still, for many women, breast cancer is the disease they fear most. Public support for breast cancer awareness and research funding has helped improve the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Breast cancer survival rates have increased, and the number of deaths has been declining, thanks to earlier detection, new treatments and a better understanding of the disease. Washburn County participates with the Wisconsin Well Woman Program to provide vouchers for free breast and cervical cancer screenings with local providers to women who meet age, income and insurance guidelines.

Carols Clan joined up with Becky’s Breast Friends to host a benefit at Becky’s Food and Spirits in Shell Lake. — Photo by Jessica Beecroft

An explosive science fair

Bill Nye the Science Guy performs an experiment, mixing an acid chemical with a base one, resulting in a colorful, foamy mess. Luke Pokorny, Marty Anderson, Madison LaFave and Jordyn Monson are the sixth-graders watching the demonstration.

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Tory Williams and Caleb Schmidt are the students in the advanced chemistry class preparing the CO2 bomb. When thrown, the CO2 builds up pressure until it explodes. Paige Klassa demonstrates the explosive properties of dust. The dust would not burn while in a pile but suspended in air it’s a different matter.

The power of a CO2 bomb; do not try this at home.


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Sodium reacts badly when exposed to water as this entertaining demonstration shows. This demonstration and other demonstrations performed by the Shell Lake advanced chemistry class for the sixthgrade class shows that high school science can be fun and exciting.

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