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Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 Vol. 125, No. 9 • Shell Lake, Wis.

We e ke nd w atch •FFA corn maze and hayride @ Shell Lake • Lights On After School play @ Shell Lake See Events page 6

Free falling


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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Page 5

SPORTS Coming down is almost as fun as going up. Elsie Bass said of her free fall, “It was being weightless.” The bungee slingshot was part of the fun at Spooner’s Jack O’Lantern Fest. More photos on page 2. – Photo by Larry Samson

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STATEWIDE - Scientists are looking at how climate change might affect Wisconsin wildlife, especially in winter. Most climate projection models show Wisconsin winters becoming warmer and shorter with more rain and less snow, with the exception of some big snowstorms. Michael Notaro, the associate director of the Center for Climatic Research at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, predicts that winter will be warmer by several degrees by midcentury, reducing the severity of the season. Notaro said that may change things, like when ducks migrate. “They may not migrate south as early as they used to – maybe by several weeks or even a couple months’ timing – due to a decline in snow cover and a decline in extreme cold conditions,” he said, Notaro said less snow cover could help deer move around more easily and help keep them away from predators. “If you have a very deep snow pack, it slows them down – their feet get stuck in the snow,” he said. Notaro said other animals that count on a larger snow pack, like the snowshoe hare, might be more at risk. He said he and other scientists are still looking at projections for lake-effect snow. It’s possible there could continue to be higher snow totals in the Lake Superior snow belt because less lake ice leads to more evaporation and then precipitation. - Chuck Quirmbach, Wisconsin Public Radio

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Veteran lawmaker reflects on 31-year-career and laments the lack of bipartisanship in today’s political climate MADISON – State Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, has announced that he will not seek re-election in the fall of 2014. Jauch made the announcement at a press conference in Madison on Wednesday, Oct. 9. “This is an emotional and difficult decision to make,” said Jauch, who has represented the 25th Senate District since 1987 and has served in the lLegislature since 1983. “Every day for the last 31 years, I have dedicated 1,000 percent of my effort to repSen. Jauch resent northern Wisconsin and fight for the issues that matter to them. I love the district and have pro-

found respect for the citizens I serve. Beyond words I am grateful for the confidence and trust that has enabled me to serve in the Wisconsin State Legislature.” Jauch said the reason he decided to retire was because he was too tired to sustain the level of commitment and the high standard of representation his constituents have a right to expect. “After traveling almost 750,000 miles and being involved in most of the Legislature’s most contentious issues, including bookends of the violent spear fishing controversy and the volatile mining debate, I have the same passion as I had on the first day 31 years ago to fight for the issues that matter to the citizens of the north.  However, I simply do not have the energy to maintain that commitment in a political landscape where representative democracy is on life support.” “I concluded that I don’t have another 125,000 miles in my tank,” he said. The northern lawmaker also reflected on his career achievements, most of which were bipartisan victories, including authoring one of the largest property tax cuts in state history, saving 350

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Our Cooperative Place in History

October is Cooperative Month Part three of five-part series by The Alliance of Polk Burnett Cooperatives   The first successful cooperative organization is often cited as Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers on Toad Lane in rural England, founded by 28 weavers in 1844 during the 19th century industrial revolution. In fact, the Seven Cooperative Principles are sometimes called The Rochdale Principles. Authors and experimenters, Robert Owen and Charles Fourier, articulated and debated the philosophy.   In other parts of Europe, the cooperative idea and ideal developed according to local needs and conditions. In Denmark, organizations tended to center around the Folk Schools.  In Finland, they leaned to the left, in part because so many workers and miners turned to

agriculture. As immigrants flooded to America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, they brought with them the organizing habits of their homelands.  Benjamin Franklin had established the first co-op in the “New World” in 1752 in the form of a mutual fire insurance company.  Just over 100 years later, in the woods of Northwest Wisconsin, 13 Swedish immigrant farmers got together on May 11, 1874, and wrote their articles of incorporation in pencil on tablet paper in Swedish. They agreed on rules for a fire support society in Trade Lake. Translated, some of the rules look like this: “In the case of fire it shall willingly compensate the loss that the fire causes the person who has See Cooperatives, page 3

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Spooner hosts Jack O’Lantern Fest Cora Deneen and her father, Paul, teamed up in the Spooner Area Fire Department’s fifthannual Pumpkin Roll held Saturday, Oct 12. The fall colors and the crisp weather made for a great day of family fun at the Spooner Jack O’ Lantern Fest.

T hr ee- year - ol d Caleb Westendorf, with the help of his uncle, Steve Temple, sends his pumpkin down Signet Hill.

Nick McNulty is putting on the finishing touches on his ceramic pumpkin at the Lakeland Family Resource Center. His work will join the ones his older brothers painted on the family mantel.

Skylar Leach is on the top of her champion pumpkin in the youth diviDana Bartz looks down from the height of 30 feet. She is at sion. The pumpkin tipped the scale at 413 pounds. Her father, Lance, the apex of her bungee slingshot. took the top pumpkin at 750 pounds.

The second year of the zombie run brought out 200 runners. Zombies shown (L to R): Now this is face painting. Sydney GreenAlyssa Halverson, Kristin Theilig, Kira Engen and Roni Tennant. field and Olivia Jury pose with the artwork of two talented Spooner High School artists, Emma Bassett and Ally Jacoby.

Photos by Larry Samson The Hershey family enjoyed the scarecrows and eating cookies with Miss Piggy. Three-year-old Sara Zach has a special delivery for her Shown (L to R) are Siphira, Aria, Miss Piggy, pumpkin toss/roll. Her grandfather, Ron Zach, is having as Hailey and Hawk Hershey. much fun as she is.

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City council approves bids for remainder of improvement projects, accepts award by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SHELL LAKE – Several recommendations found approval at the regular monthly meeting of the Shell Lake City Council on Monday, Oct.14. Among them were the awarding of bids to contractors on the wastewater improvement project, acceptance of an award from Allied Waste, and approval for the city to cost share improvements to the Tiptown ballfield. Lynn Strusan of Allied Waste came before the council to present the city with a plaque in recognition of their recycling efforts. According to Strusan, from October of 2012 to November of 2013, the city has submitted 97 tons of recycling. “We just wanted to award you this ... and to continue your efforts in recycling, it is a great thing that you are doing,” stated Strusan. Staab Construction Corporation was awarded the general contractor bid at $207,000 for the wastewater improvement project. Energenecs Inc. was awarded the mechanical fine screen equipment portion of the project at $98,135. Council member Dan Harrington pointed out the city did not receive a bid on the building to house the wastewater equipment. According to the city attorney, the city fulfilled the project bidding requirement, and can work

with contractors if the specs of the building remain as they were in the original bid. Council member Andy Eiche pointed out the city had time to informally submit bids to other contractors. The council approved the public works department to solicit proposals from other contractors for the building and to select a contractor. Teresa Anderson from MSA stated the project on the building would not occur until spring. The extension for the city street improvement projects was approved, with the deadline for the rest to be completed by July 31, 2014. “The reason we are giving them that long is because you cannot always rely on the weather in the spring,” explained Anderson. Anderson stated that all opened streets will be paved this year before construction stops for the winter. The council approved the allocation of up to $1,500 to the Shell Lake School District to help fund improvements to the cities Tiptown field. According to city Administrator Bradley Pederson, the school intends to remove some fencing and reuse it for a batting cage, and to rebuild the dugouts. “They are fixing up our field, so we are putting our money into our field,” observed Pederson. Jeff Parker, the city public works di-

MADISON — State Reps. Nick Milroy, D–South Range, Janet Bewley, D–Ashland, and Stephen Smith, D–Shell Lake, released the following statement regarding Sen. Bob Jauch’s announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2014: “Although we are saddened by the loss of his wisdom and experience, we want to congratulate Sen. Bob Jauch on his pending retirement. While the Legislature will lose one of its most intelligent, thoughtful and longest-serving members, we understand the senator’s desire to enjoy a welldeserved break from the long commute. “Sen. Jauch has served the people of northwestern Wisconsin with compassion and courage in a way that few others have. He has been a tireless advocate for the needs of people who often do not have a voice in Madison. He has been on the forefront of issues that really matter and has been recognized for those efforts by groups as diverse as the Wisconsin Education Association Council - Friend of Education Award, the Wisconsin Counties Association - Outstanding Legislator Award, Arts Wisconsin - Arts in the Com-

munity Award, and Clean Wisconsin – Clean 16 Award. “One thing that everyone could learn from the senator is the importance of true bipartisanship. Time and time again over his 31 years in the Legislature, he has demonstrated the value of reaching across the aisle to come up with solutions that benefit the people of the state. He will be remembered for many things, but his legacy will be his commitment to put the needs of the people before politics. “Our combined service doesn’t begin to compare to the number of years the senator has been working on behalf of our communities. But we have learned from him in the short time we have been here, learned from his ability to carefully analyze the facts and the political realities and devise a strategy to obtain the best possible result. We hope in time to be the kind of legislator he has been. “We thank him for his extraordinary career of public service and wish him and his wife, Cecilia, the best of luck as they start this new chapter of their lives.” - submitted

signed as a member as regards buildings or personal property.” “All existing buildings on a farm … should be measured in size and the timber they are built in and for what purpose they are used should be stated. “When there has been a fire the chairman and two chosen members of the society are summoned and come at once to the fire-damaged place to make an inspection. They also hold a police inquiry to get all possible information about the fire. All those that were present at the time of fire have to give a statement under oath to the inspecting men about what they know in case this is necessary. Every part-owner in the society has to clean his stove flues at least four times a year and not let them be closer than two inches to any wood and to have a sheet or box of iron around them where they go through ceiling or wall. “Every part-owner has to have two ladders proportional to the height of the house and one on the roof that reaches up to the chimney.  “Whoever of Scandinavian descent wishes to join the society has a right to do so unless he lives over fifteen English miles from Trade Lake. If he lives further away he can still join after a special agreement with the chairman. “The first Monday each year an an-

nual meeting is held at Trade Lake. Then the chairman renders an account of the finances and chairman and assistant for the coming year are elected. At the same time the majority votes can make changes in the constitution. “All the society’s documents are made in the Swedish language.” Though the “village” of Trade Lake has dwindled to a small crossroads in southern Burnett County, since the railroad failed to come into it, the Trade Lake Mutual Insurance Company lives and thrives. Today, however, all its documents are in the English language. In 1887, Wisconsin was one of the first states to authorize the formation of coops by law. Credit for the first co-op to operate in this state goes to Anne Picket, who formed a dairy cooperative in 1841 which pooled milk, made cheese and distributed both products in the growing city of Milwaukee. And, if you drive Hwy. 35 past Luck, in northern Polk County, you will see a historical marker remembering the Danish Cooperative Dairy, and if you turn in to that rest stop and read the marker, you will find that the first cheese maker there, too, was a woman. - submitted by The Alliance of Polk Burnett Cooperatives  

Reps. Milroy, Bewley and Smith thank Sen. Jauch for his career of public service

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rector, announced his retirement during his monthly report to the council. “It has been quite a run, learned a lot, and have worked with a lot of good people,” Parker stated. After 28 years with the city Parker said after extensive deliberation he decided this would be his last year. A recommendation by Pederson that the executive human resources committee meet to address re-evaluating Parker’s position and start the hiring process met board approval. A strategic plan for the city’s buffer area was approved. The plan addresses the four zones of the buffer area and the city’s plan for each. Generally, cottonwood trees would be removed, except for in the shoreline protection area. According to the plan drawn up by council member Brent Edlin, the shoreline protection area, or the portion of land immediately adjacent to the beach, would maintain a tree density of one tree per 100 square feet, and all shrubs. Parker estimated that the start date on the project was dependent of the completion of other projects next fall. Two of three conditional use permits were approved, one for Kate Fogarty and the other to Clint and David Semm, The Deer Stand, LLC, doing business as Becky’s. The Semms CUP is to add rest rooms to the bar portion of Becky’s and a patio. Council member Andy Eiche voiced his concern on how conditional use permits are approved in light of the CUP request from Donna and Winston Rock and Michael and Mindy Gadke failing at the committee meeting. “If an applicant meets all the standards set forth by the CUP it should be granted,” stated Eiche. Clint Starhia, city zoning administrator, acknowledged there was no rea-

son for their application to be denied and recommended the council waive their reapplication fee. The council approved the recommendation on a 7-1 vote. Terry Leckel reported during the fire association update that they had approved the purchase of a new rescue truck at $218,174. The cancellation of the Hwy. 63 public hearing was addressed during the Hwy. 63 advisory committee update. Pederson stated the public hearing has been changed to Oct. 30 with new notices to go out. Due to recent state law changes the city approved necessary amendments to the city code to comply. The code amendments refer to new restrictions on public access to public utility customer records. With the enactment of this new law customers of municipal utilities have the same privacy rights as the customers of private investor-owned utility companies in Wisconsin. A public hearing is to be held in light of council approval on a resolution for the city to vacate streets near the airport. According to Pederson, part of the street vacation is to resolve a building encroachment issue the city has been dealing with for some time. The public works committee was assigned to hold the public hearing. After inspecting the community center with an architect firm, Eiche reported that any serious improvements to the facility would cost more than a new building. “This is not to say of course that this will be done, the Lions wanted a firm base to start with, “ he said. The Lions Club has yet to inform Eiche about their intentions for the building at the time of the meeting.

Re-election/from page 1 jobs at the Flambeau Paper Mill in Park Falls, and negotiating the Aging School Reform Act in 1984 which increased safety standards for public schools and provided hundreds of millions of dollars to help school districts modernize their facilities and help property taxpayers. Jauch said that representing northern Wisconsin is difficult because the area is “so geographically and politically isolated from the rest of the state. Too many of my colleagues believe that Hwy. 29 is Wisconsin’s northern border, and they don’t understand the needs of the north.” He stressed that he and others were able to resist “misguided attempts to close the University of Wisconsin – Superior Campus and instead successfully worked to reinvest funds in facility improvements that revitalize the institution of higher learning that is so vital to the citizens of northern Wisconsin.” “I have had to constantly fight to assist northern communities with infrastructure projects, address rural school funding concerns and make sure that funding formulas are fair to the north,” he said. Jauch noted that he is especially privileged to have played a role in ensuring that northern Wisconsin citizens have access to affordable quality health care. “I am proud to have played an important role in expanding rural health clinics throughout the north enabling thousands access to good dental care. As a Vietnam veteran, I am especially proud of the important role I played in the establishment of Federal Veterans Administration health clinics in Superior, Hayward and Rice Lake.” Jauch said that he came from a proud school of politics where elected officials felt they had a responsibility to work through difficult problems together.  “I have spent my career reaching out to those with different ideas in search of solutions that are fair and lasting. It is the tradition where elected officials respect each other.  Instead of hammering each other, we hammered out differences in order to get something done that is good for all.” The Legislature and the political environment no longer encourages these types of cross-party collaborations added Jauch, a recent development that has made good governing nearly impossible.  “Recent efforts to achieve common ground have been rejected by those who act as though compromise is a sin. Mod-

eration, which has always been a mainstay in Wisconsin politics that has led to commonsense compromise serving the common good, has been suffocated by those who seek to win at any cost,” he said. “One of the more important lessons I have learned is that in order to be successful in the political process it is necessary to avoid black and white but rather charter whatever the course necessary to achieve what is good and right. Most often there is no definitive road map, but it is easy to point the compass in the right direction, maintain a sense of purpose of what is good and just and be willing to fight to get results.” While he is retiring in January 2015, Jauch says that he is not surrendering the need to be involved. “In the next 15 months and thereafter, I will work just as hard to find responsible solutions to create a better future for our children and their children too.”

Notable accomplishments: • Negotiated new safety codes for Wisconsin Public Schools that made our schools safer and helped generate hundreds of millions of dollars in state funding for new school buildings and improvements. • Negotiated $80 million investment in 911 upgrades that decreased response times and improved public safety. • Helped negotiate and pass the Great Lakes Water Compact. • Authored legislation creating Wisconsin’s Hazardous Materials program that provides funding to local governments to manage dangerous chemical spills. • Helped create and secure funding for the Wisconsin Disaster Assistance Program. • Strong advocate for marital property reform guaranteeing equity for women in divorce settlements. • Helped create regional revolving loan programs that leveraged millions of dollars in federal resources to create and protect hundreds of jobs. • Secured funding for numerous building projects throughout the north, including the Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center, the UW-Superior Academic Building, the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery, the Bong Heritage Center and Hwy. 53. — from the office of Sen. Jauch



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What other risks are out there? On Oct. 8, new findings regarding the proposed taconite mine in the Penokee Range were made public  based on the core sampling taken by Gogebic Taconite.  Mike Simonson, reporter for  Wisconsin Public Radio news, Superior Bureau, posted that geoscience professor Tom Fitz, from Northand College, verified the presence of grunerite, a rock that contains asbestos fibers, at the mine site.  Simonson said he wasn’t surprised to find grunerite since it is known to exist in the Gogebic Range.  What did surprise him, however, was the “abundance of it ... in this one location.”  He went on to say that from his sampling, “The grunerite is probably 60 percent of the rock.  That is the richest rock I’ve ever seen.” ( Fitz said that grunerite is a “real health concern” because when it is mined using explosives, the resulting dust contains little fibers that can lodge in your lungs “as a form of asbestos.”  The rare lung cancer known as mesothelioma is linked to asbestos exposure. According to the University of Minnesota, the rate of mesothelioma is “70 percent higher in northern Minnesota than the rest of the country.”  The link between

asbestos-related illnesses and taconite mine workers is so strong that the Minnesota Legislature committed millions of dollars to the university to research this health issue. For more information on the Minnesota Taconite Workers Health Study see taconite. Larry Lynch, a hydrogeologist for the DNR, said that grunerite was at this site in May.  He said that GTAC was made aware of this. Contrary to Fitz’ assessment, Lynch said he didn’t see any “immediate danger if GTAC uses explosives in rock sampling.” In the meantime, the DNR is waiting “for more information before deciding on whether or not it will allow rock sampling in the Ashland-Iron County area.” ( We now know for certain that grunerite is present in the Penokee Hills iron ore site and that its potential for posing serious health risks to area residents is real.   What other health/environmental risks are out there and when will we know about them? Lee Balek Couderay

Public meeting on Hwy. 63 project canceled

SHELL LAKE — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northwest Region’s meeting to discuss plans for a pavement resurface project on Hwy. 63 between Woodyard Road and CTHB East

has been canceled. The meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Shell Lake City Hall. A new date hasn’t been set at this time. — from WisDOT

State Patrol Law of the Month: Motorists will need to share the road during harvest season SPOONER — Although tractors, combines and other modern agricultural equipment are marvelous machines in farm fields, they are not designed for speed and agility on roadways. To prevent crashes during this year’s harvest season, motorists will need to be patient and share the road with slow-moving agricultural implements. For their own safety as well as the safety of farmers, drivers need to slow down immediately whenever they see a fluorescent orange slow-moving vehicle emblem on the rear of a tractor or other piece of equipment. They also must be alert, focused and patient while trying to pass slow-moving vehicles. “You should not pass a slow-moving vehicle if you cannot see clearly in front of the vehicle you intend to pass,” says Lt. Dori Petznick of the Wisconsin State Patrol Northwest Region. With a recent law change, drivers may pass a slow-moving vehicle in a nopassing zone if the slow-moving vehicle is traveling at less than one-half of the posted speed limit and the passing can be completed safely. For their part, farmers and other operators of slow-moving vehicles must follow safety regulations. According to state law, farm tractors, agricultural implements, animal-drawn vehicles or other vehicles that are normally operated at speeds

below 25 mph must display a slow-moving-vehicle sign on the left rear of the vehicle. In all cases, even when the vehicle is not a SMV, if it is operated during hours of darkness, the front and rear of the vehicle must have lights, white to the front, red to the rear, and the lights must be illuminated. A citation for failure to display a SMV sign or a violation of the lighting requirement each costs $162.70. Vehicles traveling slower than normal traffic must stay as far to the right side of the roadway as practical. This does not mean slow vehicles must drive on the shoulder of the road although this is allowed if there is room to do so safely. “Farmers and others using animaldrawn vehicles on a roadway have the same rights and responsibilities as operators of motor vehicles,” Petznick says. “You should be careful not to frighten the animals. Do not sound your horn or flash your lights near them, and give the animals plenty of room when passing.” Petznick adds, “Common sense, caution and courtesy will go a long way to keeping our rural roadways safe during the harvest season.” More information about requirements for farm equipment on roadways is available on the WisDOT website — from WSP

Scarlet Sparkles and a blizzard in Black Hills by Georgean Kruger Special to the Register RAPID CITY, S.D. — Red Hatters gathered at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn in Rapid City, S.D., for the South Dakota Red Hat Convention and found themselves stranded in the second worst blizzard in the history of the Black Hills area. The hotel lost power, the room door locks did work on backup battery, but by early morning only one of two elevators was working for 300 guests, the weekend entertainment was a no-show due to the weather travel ban, and the hotel staff who had left before the blizzard did not return for the entire weekend. Despite this series of unfortunate events, the Red Hatters never lost their sparkle, and they managed to lift the spirits of some of the rest of the 300 guests stuck at the hotel while creating some incredible Scarlet Sparkle moments. Red Hat Society Queen and Ambassador Georgean Kruger of the Shell Lake Zippity Do Dahs Chapter arrived at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn on Wednesday, Oct. 3, earlier than planned as the forecast was rain, mixed snow turning to snow for the Black Hills area on Friday. Boy, they were wrong! It started as sprinkles of rain Thursday afternoon, and then progressed into a thunderstorm, and finally a snowstorm by noon Friday. Not even the weatherman predicted it would hit that fast, that hard and bring with it the winds that were present. By late afternoon the Black Hills area was getting buried in a monstrous blizzard. Friday night was the start of the S.D. Red Hat Convention. The lights flickered most of the afternoon at the Holi-

Some of the 300 guests of the motel became wedding guests as these newlyweds’ plans changed due to the blizzard. — Photos by Georgean Kruger day Inn, and the Red Hat dinner had just been served when the lights went out for 2-1/2 hours. The generators kicked in giving some faint light and they finished their dinner in candlelight. In the ladies rest room, color-changing tea lights were placed randomly on the countertop behind the sinks, giving it a very pretty and festive look. The hotel lights flickered on around 10 p.m. Many residents did not have electricity for days and for some it would be a week before they would have power again. The scheduled entertainment for the weekend convention was a no-show as it was mandatory no travel, but some members of the Dakota Dutchmen Polka Band who were also stranded for the weekend provided piano and accordion music in the hotel’s open lobby bar. Red Hatters and other hotel guests gathered

As the parking lot at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn in Rapid City, S.D., filled with snow, many were taken off guard by the early fall blizzard.

in the lobby to play cards, some danced and others just had fun doing whatever it might be. There was also some special entertainment from a couple of cute little Red Hat ladies who danced through the lobby and bar area that created laughter from all. The hotel guests loved them and were overwhelmed with so many Hatters and their great spirit. The National Weather Service office describes this raging blizzard to be the second highest blizzard in the Black Hills for snowfall ever recorded and the worst blizzard in history. Winds gusted to over 70 miles per hour making the blizzard like a combined blizzard-severe thunderstormnear hurricane at times. A person did not want to step outside as it was so brutal. In the hotel parking lot tree branches were popping off from the wind and the weight of the snow, some on top of vehicles. The storm subsided Saturday morning, bringing in a bright and sunny day. Nothing was moving with 5- to 20-foot snowdrifts. Interstate 90 had been shut down on Friday and would not reopen until after 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Many of the women spent their time playing games, cards, getting acquainted with each other or at the pool always laughing and having a good time. A magician was present for the afternoon high tea. He was the Red Hat photographer and arrived before the storm. The Red Hatters heard there was a couple from Germany touring the U.S. calling square dancing at the Holiday Inn. At the Saturday evening ball they did a demo singing a square dance call in German, and the seven-piece Dakota Dutchmen Polka Band willingly provided the evening music. All were last-minute arrangements. Now here’s one of those Hatters-to-the-

rescue moments this writer will never forget. Saturday there was to be a small wedding in the lobby area of the Holiday Inn in front of the waterfalls, but the young couple got caught in the Black Hills blizzard at another motel/hotel and was unable to make it to the Holiday Inn. Somehow, they managed to reach the Holiday Inn on Sunday with only one mom and one pair of grandparents, and had their wedding ceremony early Sunday afternoon. Because of the storm, the couple had no guests to attend their wedding, so the Hatters waiting in the lobby for I-90 to open were invited to be their guests. The bride had no wedding dress, but she wore a sparkling wedding tiara with red feathers. There was much Red Hat cheering and clapping for the couple during the ceremony. Once they were announced as husband and wife, the ladies gifted them a red feather topped bag of money they had collected. You should have seen their eyes when the bride and groom received their one and only gift. I watched from the second floor balcony as congratulations were given, photos were taken and the marriage certificate was signed. As I stepped off the elevator the bride was standing there beaming, and she announced, “I’m a new bride!” This was such a touching story and one can bet this will be a memorable wedding they’ll never forget. By Sunday the hotel Grille was getting short on food, as lunch was salad and soup, no dinner menu. Instead they served a buffet of four hot pastas with a hint of chicken in one and one cold pasta with salad and rolls. Hatters and other hotel guests certainly were grateful they had food, heat, the sisterhood and the most wonderful hotel staff that worked three days straight always with a smile. Not all in the area were as lucky as us. Even though the magnitude of this storm was unbelievable, this has been one of the best and most unforgettable Red Hat conventions I have ever attended. The B-1 Afterburner Broads did an outstanding job when their entire plan was destroyed by a blizzard. Red Hatters will have fun no matter what! The blizzard took a huge toll on cattle and horses lost to the storm. It was not their fault. The unseasonably early blizzard and enormous snowstorm caught the farmers off guard as this is normally still grazing time, the hills are green. The storm left many of ranchers in ruins with the government shutdown and no Farm Bill in place therefore no money to help the ranchers. These people need prayer and they need help.


October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month

Law enforcement ties one on

by Diane Dryden Register staff writer SHELL LAKE — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Washburn County Sheriff’s Department, both Shell Lake and Spooner’s police departments, have tied a purple ribbon on each of their official vehicles to show solidarity with the Time-Out Family Abuse Shelter. The shelter’s motto is Love Shouldn’t Hurt. Chris Nash and Audrey Neal are also celebrating the one-year anniversary of the shelter being at their new location, 718 Riverstreet, in Tim Reedy’s professional building. They are not only pleased with their new office space, but with the fact they have a back entrance to help ensure complete privacy for the men and women who come seeking help, needing information or an advocate in court. Their professional services are free and confidential. There are many programs and informational material for anyone interested in their services. Office hours are from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. There are two telephone numbers available to call, 715-635-5245 office, and the 24/7 hotline, 800-924-0556. Nash invites the public to show their support by wearing purple on Friday, Oct. 21, which is National Support Day for this awareness campaign.

In a show of solidarity, three Washburn County law enforcement departments fastened purple ribbons on all their vehicles for October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The sheriff’s department, back, is represented by Chief Deputy Mike Richter and Deputy Brenda Lang. Spooner is represented by Chief Jerry Christman and Shell Lake by Chief Dave Wilson. Time-Out Family Abuse Shelter outreach workers, Chris Nash and Audrey Neal, are front and center and grateful for the support. — Photo by Diane Dryden

Area news at a glance TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. — A group of visitors from Seoul, South Korea, were shocked and hugely disappointed last week to see that the federal government shutdown meant they could not ride on the Taylors Falls paddleboats, especially when the leaves were beginning to reach peak colors. They had planned to spend the day in St. Croix Falls and Taylors Falls, but decided to head south to Stillwater as a backup plan. — from the Inter-County Leader ••• POLK COUNTY — A 49-year-old Bayport, Minn., woman faces a charge of operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent after taking a one-ton truck from the village of Milltown’s sewer plant, apparently so she could make a court date in Stillwater, Minn. The woman is now facing another court appearance. According to a criminal complaint filed by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, the CRA shelter in Milltown called authorities on Monday, Sept. 30, saying a resident was scheduled to be at a court appearance in Stillwater and had run behind the build-

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Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2012 Oct. 7 Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Oct. 13

High Low Precip. 43 22 50 25 52 38 .02” rain 49 31 48 32 47 19 48 21

2013 Oct. 7 Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Oct. 13

High Low Precip. 58 37 .11” rain 62 41 73 51 73 51 71 53 75 50 59 37

Lake level Monday, Oct. 15, 2012: 1,216.59’ MSL Monday, Oct. 14, 2013: 1,216.67’ MSL

ing and was hiding in the woods. Later that morning, the village of Milltown reported one of their trucks had been stolen. Fifteen minutes later a call came in from a resident saying the truck was in his field and that the operator, a lone female, had asked for directions to Stillwater. Just after 10 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy was patrolling St. Croix Falls, looking for the vehicle, when he spotted it at the Lions Park off Hwy. 87, parked next to the pit toilets with the driver’s door open and the engine idling. As the officer approached the area, the woman exited the toilet. The office ordered her to the ground, and she went back in the toilet and shut the door. The officer physically removed her, placed her on the ground and handcuffed her.

She was advised of her Miranda rights but allegedly stated she wished not to speak to the officer regarding the events of the day. — from the Inter-County Leader ••• RICE LAKE — The Barron County Sunrise Rotary Club recently presented the Rice Lake Area Free Clinic a check for $12,000. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype ••• BARRON — A Barron resident bought what proved to be a $71,000 Wisconsin Lottery ticket on Oct. 3 at Warren G’s Liquor. Lou Ann Ostenson went to Madison on Oct. 8 to claim her prize, according to Wisconsin Lottery spokesman Andrew Bohage. Ostenson won a lottery game that starts with a $10,000 prize and adds $1,000

Register Memories 1953 - 60 years ago

• Queen candidates for Shell Lake’s homecoming were Gayle Swan, freshman; Glenda Parker, sophomore; Muriel Berglund, junior; and Bernice Schrankel, senior. The football squad would select one of the candidates for queen. The queen would select the king from the high school student body. • New to Brownies were Sheila Gullickson, Karen Schultz, Jean Beardsley, Audrey Anderson, Jean Lemke, Sandra Gramberg, Linda Jacobs, Mary Jane Bitney, Barbara Pieper, Mary Anderson, Nancy Arnes, Maine Parker, Polly Pederson, Susan ZumBrunnen and June Nelson. • New Boy Scouts were Robert Mallo, Don Kibler, Jim Bitney, Dan Kallenbach, Bill Hickox, Jim Flottum and John Cantley. • Selected from Washburn County with outstanding 4-H record books were Joanne Berg, Peaceful Valley Club; Howard Furchtenicht, Excella Club; Lee Swan, South Dewey Club; Karen Swan, South Dewey Club; and May Dougherty, Lincoln Club.

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Ala. He was named Outstanding Graduate based on his academic and flight records. He also received a Certificate of Aeronautical Rating from the Air Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. • The Shell Lake Tuesday Club became the first local organization to hear tentative plans for a new community center from Shell Lake Lions Club President Bill Albright, who spoke at the invitation of their president, Mrs. Darrell Aderman, at their October meeting. • During their grand opening at Shell Lake OK Hardware, owners Gene and Amy Griffin posted the following sales: Gold fleece chore gloves, 49 cents/pair; General Electric iron, $7.77; caulking compounds, 4/88 cents; Coleman fuel, 1 gallon, 88 cents; and a Roast Well roaster for $1.17. • The Shell Lake woodwind quartet, composed of Roxy Stouffer, Tanya Stouffer, Patti Bitney and Gary Serl, provided the entertainment at the Shell Lake Tuesday Club’s October meeting.

1983 - 30 years ago

• Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stodola held an open house at their home in observance of their silver wedding anniversary. • Postmistress Estelle Hill, Sarona, accompanied by Mia Sauer, returned from a 10-day trip to Honolulu. • Frank Gibson, Shell Lake, was the first of the Register readers to report having subscribed to this newspaper consecutively for 50 years. Having moved to Shell Lake 53 years ago with his parents, he said there has been a subscription in his family since that time. • Officers for Explorer Unit 51 in Shell Lake were John Lenz, president; David Shipman, vice president; Bruce Jungerberg, secretary; Jack Blume, treasurer; Bob Burns, quartermaster; and Fred Erickson and Greg Penning, district representatives. Advisers were Duane Flogstad and Jim McAnally.

• All-day kindergarten classes were being considered at Shell Lake. • Area students attending UW-Eau Claire were Susan Erickson, Douglas Henderson, Anna Marie Petz, Jeffrey Stellrecht, Rebecca Spaulding, Mark Knoepke, Dwana Furchtenicht, Andrew Lehmann, Louise Fox, Dan Krueger, Sally Stouger, Mitch Stovring, Wendy Dinga, James Camber, Paul Weber, Todd Zenisek, Dan Curran and Gwen Wagner. • Debra Ekern, Shell Lake, was named local chairwoman for the Arthritis Foundation of Wisconsin campaign. Volunteers recruited by her were Sue Smith, Clarice Schultz, Jane Pederson, Rhonda Lilyquist and Joan Quenan. • The Shell Lake Lions Club gave prizes of firewood to three individuals. Winners of firewood were Brad Pederson, Shell Lake, 10 cords; Pat Quenan, Shell Lake, eight cords; and Marge Kahl, Rice Lake, five cords.

• 2nd Lt. William H. Smith, Shell Lake, was one of 41 members graduating from the Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker,

• Carol Leischer, owner of Carol’s Floral in Shell Lake, was elected president of the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce.

1963 - 50 years ago

1973 - 40 years ago

per day until there’s a winner – so this was the result of several weeks worth of additional money said Bohage. In September, Otis Hamilton, Almena, won $600 with a ticket from the Almena Holiday Store. In August, Autumn Black won $1,000 with a ticket from Gordy’s Chetek Foods. In July, Mark Ricci, Cumberland, won $5,000 with a ticket from Bob and Steve’s BP Amoco. In June, Anastasia Grandbois, Prairie Farm, won $1,000 with a ticket from the Corner Store. Nicole Rieschette won $10,000 with a ticket from Barron Kwik Trip. In May, Brandon Pierson, Chetek, won $10,000 with a ticket from Chetek Express. Philip Wilkins, Chetek, won $600 with a ticket from Chetek Kwik Trip. — from Barron News-Shield

1993 - 20 years ago

Other officers were Dave DeLawyer, vice president; Joyce Schraufnagel, treasurer; and Kathy Dahlstrom, secretary. Directors were Bonnie Hopke and Marc Parenteau. • Leading cheers at Shell Lake High School were Elana Petz, Misty Anderson, Nikki Oostdyk, Jessica Knutson and Angie Baldocchi. • Bob Ericksen, Shell Lake, received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Bonanza Society at its national convention in Reno, Nev. The award was in appreciative recognition of his performance with the American Bonanza Society Pilot Proficiency Program. Erickson, the manager of Shell Lake Municipal Airport, also wrote an award-winning article for ABS Magazine. • Local punt, pass and kick winners were Katie Foss, girls 8-9; Katie Soukup, girls 10-11, Elizabeth Mortensen, girls 12-13; Adam DeLawyer, boys 8-9; Corey Furchtenicht, boys 10-11, and Ryan Furchtenicht, boys 12-13.

2003 - 10 years ago

• AmericInn Lodge and Suites opened in Shell Lake. Kristin Thomas was the motel manager. Co-owners were Shell Lake Cooperatives and Thomas Sheetz, New Richmond. According to Gary Sutherland, general manager of Shell Lake Cooperatives, the new lodging already had rooms booked and they were looking forward to welcoming guests. • Sixteen Shell Lake students participated in the Washburn County Planning, Land and Resource Management Department environmental speech contest. In the high school division, Mya Dosch took first place with her speech on Eurasian water milfoil. In the junior high division, John Cusick took first with his speech on bald eagles. Brandie Evans with her speech on deformed dragonflies took first in the elementary division. • Freshman Hannah Gronning was named to the eight-person all-tournament team at the JV Invitational Volleyball Tournament in Barron. • The new Washburn County Highway Shop facility, north of Spooner on CTH H between Hwy. 53 and Hwy. 63, was taking shape.


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Thursday, Oct. 17 • Shell Lake High School Volleyball We Dig Pink tournament, 5 p.m., 3-12 school gym. Monies raised will go to a family affected by breast cancer in the community. Concessions available. For more information, contact Jessica at 715-645-2067. • Washburn County Historical Society Board meeting, 4 p.m., Hewitt Building Genealogy Room, Shell Lake. • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting available. • In celebration of Lights on After School, 1st Street Program will be presenting the play “Stone Soup.” Join us for a bowl of soup and a good time celebrating community and togetherness. 3:30-5 p.m., in the Shell Lake High School commons. Friday, Oct. 18 & Saturday, Oct. 19 • Prayercast Live 2013, Lake Park Alliance Church, Shell Lake. 6-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday. Signup at Saturday, Oct. 19 • Knit top-down loop socks, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., plus one more session. Northwind Book & Fiber, downtown Spooner, 715-635-6811 or • St. Joseph’s and St. Catherine’s CCW annual fall bazaar, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Takeout available. Held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shell Lake. Please use back entrance. • Shell Lake FFA corn maze and hayride, noon to 6 p.m., at Bryan and Keri Jensen residence, just off Hilltop Road, one-fourth mile west of Hwy. 63. Monday, Oct. 21 • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner.  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 5 p.m. group activity, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6-7 p.m. meeting, Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 715-635-4669. Wednesday, Oct. 23 • Knit a Stephen West scarf, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Northwind Book & Fiber, downtown Spooner, 715-635-6811 or Thursday, Oct. 24 • First Year Parenting class, 5-8:30 p.m., Spooner Annex Building, UW-Extension conference room. Call Deb Meyer at 715-635-4444 or • The Shell Lake American Legion meeting, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Commons. • Shell Lake VFW meeting, 7 p.m., Friendship Commons. Friday & Saturday, Oct. 25 & 26 • Haunted Schoolhouse, Shell Lake Arts Center, 6-8 p.m. less scary; 8-10 p.m. scary. Saturday, Oct. 26 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Shell Lake FFA corn maze and hayride, noon to 6 p.m., at Bryan and Keri Jensen residence, just off Hilltop Road, one-fourth mile west of Hwy. 63. •  Wisconsin children’s author Joanne Linden will talk about her new picture book “Fiddleheads to Fir Trees” at Northwind Book and Fiber in Spooner from 1-2 p.m. • Kids Halloween party at the Barronett Community Center, 2-4 p.m. All children are welcome and are encouraged to wear a costume. There will be all kinds of games, food and prizes. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Wednesday, Oct. 30 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner.


Saturday, Nov. 2 • Crochet a Tunisian throw, 1-4 p.m., Northwind Book & Fiber, downtown Spooner, 715-635-6811 or

• Barronett Lutheran’s Scandinavian smorgasbord, 1 p.m., at the Barronett Community Center. • Scandinavian Ole and Lena lutefisk and meatball dinner, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2502 23rd Ave., Rice Lake. Tuesday, Nov. 5 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, Nov. 6 • Washburn County HCE meeting, 9:30 a.m., UWExtension meeting room. • Unit on Aging, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Free soup and sandwiches, Church of the Nazarene, Spooner, 5:30 p.m. Call 715-635-3496 to confirm. All welcome. Donations accepted. Thursday, Nov. 7 • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Call 715-520-7999. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted. Friday-Sunday, Nov. 8-10 • “The Odd Couple” at the Erika Quam Theatre, Shell Lake. For reservations, call 715-468-4387 or visit Saturday, Nov. 9 • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Tickets 9 a.m. Distribution 9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. Contact 715-635-9309, 715-4684017 or 715-222-4410. Tuesday, Nov. 12 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. • The board of directors for the Railroad Memories Museum meeting, 1 p.m., Spooner City Hall. All volunteers welcome. Thursday, Nov. 14 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. Friday-Sunday, Nov. 15-17 • “The Odd Couple” at the Erika Quam Theatre, Shell Lake. For reservations, call 715-468-4387 or visit Monday, Nov. 18 • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner.   • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 5 p.m. group activity, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6-7 p.m. meeting, Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 715-635-4669. Tuesday, Nov. 19 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m., at the lodge. Wednesday, Nov. 20 • Games and activities, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m., at the library. The public is welcome. Thursday, Nov. 21 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting available. Saturday, Nov. 23 • Chicog Fire Department annual hunters feed, turkey and ham and all the trimmings, 5-8 p.m., Chicog Town Hall, 10 miles west of Minong on Hwy. 77. • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. Wednesday, Nov. 27 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner.

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Crews removed the Auto Stop gas station’s sign Monday, Oct. 7, on the north end of Spooner at the corner of Hwy. 63 and Poplar Road. Next will be the removable of the underground gas tanks, which will prepare the property, along with the existing building, for either rent or sale. — Photo by Diane Dryden

Spooner FFA continues tradition of doing highway cleanup

What started out as an activity to honor the memory of a young man who was taken way before his time has turned into another Spooner FFA tradition. This year marks the 20th anniversary for Spooner FFA’s involvement in the twice-annual Adopt-A-Highway cleanup. The fall cleanup was conducted on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Shown back row (L to R): Jackie Rosenbush, FFA adviser Susie Olson-Rosenbush, aka Mrs. O-R, Lee Ferguson, Austin Shotts, Cheyenne Nowaczyk, Tabitha Weideman, Kate Rosenbush, Abby Zehm and Timothy Ritchie. Front: Kayla Hickman, Genna Peterson and Rylee Nelson. — Photo submitted

Fall aquatic invasive species prevention steps SHELL LAKE — Winter is around the corner, and it’s that time of year for lakeshore owners to pull out boats, docks, swimming rafts, water irrigation pipes and other equipment out of the water. Keep in mind to watch for aquatic invasive species as you remove these things. Make sure to carefully inspect and remove any aquatic vegetation, mud or other debris that is attached and put into the garbage. Check posts of docks, underwater support bars, wheels and boats/ pontoons that have been in the water for a long period of time. Make sure to drain all water from equipment, run pumps and start motors out of the water to flush out any remaining water out of the cooling system. Lastly, spray down your equipment with a bleach/water solution if feasible before storing it over the winter. One

tablespoon of bleach per gallon of water and letting it air dry is recommended to help kill any unseen hitchhikers. Although no reports of zebra mussels have been documented in Washburn County, it is still important to take the extra steps and feel along your equipment for them. Juvenile zebra mussels feel gritty, like sandpaper. If you have any reason to believe you have found an invasive that wasn’t previously documented, take a photo, put it in a zipping storage bag and label it with the water body, location and date. Call Lisa Burns, county AIS coordinator at 715468-4654 or the Spooner DNR at 715-6352101 for further identification. — from WCLWCD

Help Spooner High School win by committing to being a safe driver SPOONER — Students in Spooner are rallying community members to commit to safe driving. Supporting Spooner shows we are working hard to reverse the startling statistic that car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the U.S. and Canada. Spooner is committed to keeping teens safe on the road, and that’s why they are participating in Celebrate My Drive®, a program that’s all about celebrating the fun of getting your driver’s license while teaching all drivers positive habits to help avoid car crashes. You can help Spooner Area School District win a $100,000 grant and possibly a concert by Grammy Award-winner Kelly Clarkson in Spooner. Log on to to make a safe driving commitment once a day, every day, between Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 26.

Anyone age 14 and older can vote. The more safe driving commitments the community makes on behalf of Spooner, the better their chance to win $100,000 and host the Kelly Clarkson concert. Celebrate My Drive® is a different approach to a leading public health risk. Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens, and a teen’s first year on the road is the most dangerous. Using research as a guide, State Farm is approaching teen driver safety, a winnable public health battle, by engaging teens while they learn to drive in a supportive and positive way. It’s a community celebration of safe driving habits emphasizing the benefits of safe choices as teens celebrate the freedom that comes with getting a driver’s license. Learn more about the initiative at celebratemydrive. com. — from SASD

Bosch Packing Technology in Shell Lake

Jeff Keyes holds a wrapped health food bar that the horizontal wrapper just sealed. The bars go in on the conveyor to Keyes’ right and are wrapped as they go through the machine. the 52,000-square-foot plant.  The facility manufactures a variety of packaging machine types from entry level machinery to fully automated packby Danielle Moe aging equipment.  “We offer a range of Register staff writer machines so a business can grow with SHELL LAKE — “Bosch is a multibil- Bosch as they expand by offering the next lion dollar company and packaging is just level of packaging machinery,” explained one division within Bosch,” explained Keyes.  Paul Garms, Bosch marketing manager.  Last August the Wisconsin DepartThe divisions of the Bosch company in- ment of Natural Resources awarded the clude automotive technology, energy and New Richmond and Shell Lake facilities building technology, consumer goods, with Green Tier 2 status.  The two faciliand industrial technology.  The Bosch ties achieved this award in recognition of packaging facility that resides in what their many environmental sustainability used to be the Lund boat manufacturing efforts, including maintaining recycling plant in Shell Lake at 800 N. Lake Drive waste streams for 99 percent of the mannow houses one of two business groups ufacturing processes, reducing waste, that form the Bosch industrial technology energy usage and water usage, eliminating paint-related hazardous waste, and division. In 2004 Bosch acquired Doboy Inc., achieving a 12-percent reduction in the a packaging machinery manufacturer relative CO2 emissions since 2007. The most recent endeavor involves a based in Wisconsin, and continues Doboy’s packaging production in New partnership between Bosh Packaging Richmond and Shell Lake.  The assembly Technology Inc. and Wisconsin Indianof packaging equipment takes place in head Technical College.  “That is another the Shell Lake facility, the administrative way we are looking to develop the local side of the packaging business is handled skilled workforce we need from within the local community,” explained Garms.  at the New Richmond office. The culmination of several key busi- Reaching out to local communities and ness opportunities facilitated Bosch’s their organizations is something the expansion to Shell Lake. The facility, “be- Bosch company supports, and they have came available when they were looking recently led tours of the facility for the to expand, it was a good distance away Shell Lake School.  “Based on the convicthat we could pull from a different labor tions of our company founder, Bosch has pool than New Richmond, but it was a strong tradition of social responsibility still close enough if we needed to trans- and public spirit.  We strongly believe in port people and machinery,” explained the importance of investing in the future Garms.  of our communities,” stated Garms. Maintaining quality products has been a top company priority since the company’s inception in 1886 by the German businessman Robert Bosch.  “He built the company on the reputation of highquality product and that is reflected throughout the Bosch organization to this day,” stated Garms.  Worldwide the Bosch organization employs over 300,000 individuals, in the U.S. it is nearly 24,600.  The Shell Lake facility employs approximately 50 people from across Northwest Wisconsin.  “I would like to think that we are a preferred employer because of the way that we take care of our associates, by the way that we provide opportunity to them,” explained Jeff Keyes, manufacturing operations manager in Shell Lake. Inside the production warehouse associates carefully prepare, assemble and test the packaging equipment.  “I understand we did not have to do a whole lot when we acquired it,” commented Keyes on the facility.  “We added some additional lighting and poured a new flooring surface, but that is about it.”  The Jeff Keyes demonstrates how the bag sealer very south end of the building is where all shipments are received.  The process machine operates.  This machine is used to of machine production begins immedi- seal large bags of goods like pet food. ately after and is staged across most of

This is the second local manufacturer to be featured celebrating October as Manufacturing Month

Jeff Keyes, Bosch manufacturing operations manager in Shell Lake, operates the digital screen on the vertical form, fill and seal machine. This piece of equipment represents one of the industrial forms of packaging machinery Bosch manufactures that will be used to form, fill and seal goods like candy.


Spooner Memorial Library to host annual antique appraisal event SPOONER — Dust off that oil painting that Great-aunt Mabel left you. Break out the china tea set found in great-greatgrandma’s cedar chest. The Spooner Memorial Library is hosting an antiques and collectibles appraisal event featuring author and antiques expert Mark F. Moran of Iola on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1-4 p.m. Attendees wishing to have an article appraised must sign up at the library as soon as possible in order to secure their spot.  The cost per item appraisal is $10. Fees are required at the time of sign-up.  There is a $1 admission fee for all those who wish to attend the event simply to enjoy the appraisals. Categories of objects for appraisal may include: Fine art, including paintings, drawings, prints and statuary; furniture, usually smaller pieces are best; ceramics, including figural pottery, vases, dishes, kitchenware and stoneware; glassware, including lighting, marbles and souvenir items; vintage photographs, including tintypes, ambrotypes and daguerreotypes; advertising, including posters, lithographed tin, paper and figural objects; folk art, including carvings, quilts, weathervanes, windmill weights and outsider art;

assorted toys, including dolls — bisque, composition and plastic, windups and mechanical banks; metalware, including iron, bronze, brass, pot metal, silver, silver plate; clocks, including mantel, hanging and figural; costume jewelry, including brooches, bracelets and earrings. Excluded items: All weapons, including knives, though folding knives with advertising are accepted; fine jewelry, including precious gems, pocket and wristwatches; musical instruments, including violins and wind/reed instrument, though some acoustic and early electric guitars are accepted. Questions about objects not covered here can be submitted to Moran in advance to determine if they are appropriate. Suggested categories for advance inquiry include, but are not limited to: Oriental, Native American and other tribal objects — African, Oceanic; books; sports memorabilia; antique tools and technological objects — typewriters, cameras, assorted machinery or instruments for scientific measure, like sextants, telescopes, microscopes, etc. When in doubt, email inquiry can often address this. Formerly senior editor of Antiques

Mark F. Moran will be at the Spooner Memorial Library on Saturday, Oct. 19, 1-4 p.m., to do appraisals. — Photo submitted

and Collectibles Books for Krause Publications in Iola, Moran has also been a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine. He has served as editor of Antique Review East magazine; as producer of Atlantique City, an antique show held in Atlantic City, N.J.; and as editorial director of F+W Media’s Antiques Group. Moran has also been a guest expert on the PBS series “Antiques Roadshow” and is the author or co-author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles, including the 800-page annual “Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles,” now in its 45th edition. Moran bought and sold antiques for more than 30 years, specializing in vintage folk art, Americana and fine art. He has been active as an appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years. Please be advised that opinions of value are informal, and may not be used for insurance or charitable donations, which require a certified appraisal. For more information about the event contact the Spooner library at 715-6352792. — from SML

Shell Lake native has park named in her memory SCHERTZ, Texas — Northcliffe Park in the city of Schertz, Texas, is being renamed Wendy Swan Memorial Park, in honor of the late resident who led the effort to raise funds and make improvements to the park. According to Schertz Mayor Michael Carpenter, Swan helped spark a renewed emphasis in city parks. The city went from having no parks and advisory board several years ago to one that is now vibrant and active. Schertz is a suburb of San Antonio, Texas. Swan, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, died Sept. 11, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Jim and Ruth Swan, who resided in Shell Lake. Swan’s sister, Joni Parker, is also a Shell Lake resident. Graduating from Shell Lake High School

A park in Schertz, Texas, was named in memory of Wendy Swan, former Shell Lake resident. — File photo

in 1971, Swan received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, and a master’s degree in hospital administration from Webster University. After her death, memorials in Swan’s name were donated to the park project in Texas. She was laid to rest in the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery near Spooner. Swan was a founding member of The Friends of Northern Schertz Parks that began in 2005. Maria Scagliola, a member of the nonprofit organization, said Swan was a tireless worker and advocate for the park. “Naming the park after this distinguished veteran would reflect honorably on the city of Schertz. Wendy Swan’s dedication, hard work, and fundraising

efforts were instrumental to the establishment and beautification of the Northcliffe Park,” Scagliola stated. Scagliola said Swan raised $65,000 in funds and labor donations in order to make upgrades to the park that now bears her name. Improvements include a pavilion with picnic tables, two Playscapes, a basketball court, sprinkler system and a walking path. “She was an amazing person with a real heart for what she was doing,” commented Schertz Mayor Pro Tem Jim Fowler. “I absolutely agree that this is an appropriate thing to do, is to name this park after her.” — with information from the Northeast Herald

A new experience by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SHELL LAKE — Spending five months 4,245 miles from home in a country you have only seen in movies sounds daunting to most. For 15-year-old Alina Mujic it is an adventure and experience she could not pass up.  “I wanted to experience a new country and see the United States because I have never been here before,” explained Mujic. One of two foreign exchange students attending Shell Lake High School this year, Mujic calls Witten, Germany, home.  “Where I live it is like Shell Lake, it is away from the city … when I look out my window I see woods,” Mujic said. Fluent in German, English and Bosnian, Mujic also knows French and is learning Spanish at Shell Lake High School.  Mujic is also taking American history, geography, biology and journalism while attending Shell Lake High. Improving her English was the biggest reason that propelled her decision to be a foreign exchange student in the U.S.  In Europe, speaking English is often a job qualification and those that have this ability are highly sought after. “Talking to people that speak the language is something we do not get in school … already I think my English is much better now,” she said.   Since coming to live in Shell Lake, Mujic has taken advantage of activities that are not offered in Germany, like school sports.  She joined the high school volleyball team and explained that team spirit is what she loves most about the sport.  Besides playing volleyball she also enjoys shopping, hanging out with friends, Zumba and photography.  “I really like what most teenagers do, I am not so different,” she said, laughing. Originally from Bosnia, her mother, Sabina, and father, Enver, relocated to Germany for better job opportunities and family.  Mrs. Mujic works for the neighboring city’s recycling center while Mr. Mujic works at a steel products manufacturer.  Born in Germany, Mujic grew up speaking Bosnian with her family as well

the ability to ride a train between cities to shopping centers and events was a freedom she enjoyed in Germany, but is not available in the U.S. “I miss that, the public traffic,” she admitted. Mujic also said that she missed German breads, explaining that our breads are like eating toast

untoasted all the time. Mujic’s favorite parts about the U.S. are her host family, the school and the food.  “I like that everybody knows everybody, and all the people I meet are so friendly,” she stated.

Alina Mujic is one of two foreign exchange students at the Shell Lake High School. — Photo by Danielle Moe as German, but relates to the German lifestyle. The Mujic family celebrates holidays like Christmas together as a family.  “We try to do Sunday dinners together with my aunts and uncles,” she added.  The family also enjoys taking summer vacations to different countries in Europe. Last year they went on a cruise in the Mediterranean Sea.  While in Shell Lake, Mujic’s host family is Shane and Melissa Williams.  The Williamses have three children of their own and having siblings is something new to Mujic.  “In Germany it is me and my parents … I love my parents but it is not the same,” she said smiling. Mujic explained that having someone with similar interests and experiences makes even the downtime spent at home fun. For Mujic the most noticeable difference between Germany and the U.S. is the lack of a public transportation system.  Having

The blue dot on the map indicates the location of Witten, Germany, Alina Mujic’s hometown.


Area writers corner Harvest moon by Nick Masesso Jr., Spooner “Autumn is the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – William Cullen Bryant Surfing ever deepening grooves carved in this country road by repetitious smoothing from my extremely low-frequency sounding spaceship tires, I zone into my own private symphonic opera. A humongous full moon meets my high beams and swallows the horizon. Pitchdark streetlight free ribbons of black asphalt snake along narrow paths to home and back separating the wild from the manmade world. By their grace I live in this dirt and courage wilderness. I wave, as is the custom here, to the other spacemen travelers inhabiting our lifeline corridor as we whiz past each other with that all too familiar catatonic stare that monotony turns all commuters faces into; a kind of crazy, irrational drunkard swoon that seems to us all too rational. We are compatible complaints; dutifully fulfilling our social contract and coloring safely inside the lines. Our axis-rotating planet is orderly and slowly releasing its summer soul; producing more dark each day than light. In the murmuring twilight the gloaming summer


is lifting her skirt. Summer’s death rattle beckons the underbrush and she begins to whisper as seductive and dangerous as a woman’s breath in the throes of passion. The sun begins to fall faster and everything seems to take on the sighing autumnal ember colors of all the sadness there ever was. The pumpkins appear overnight, lined up and stacked in pyramids of orange and white like harmless cannon shells strategically set along highway shoulders for some impending artillery battle. Battalions of cornstalks surround them and us and everything for more miles than eyes can see. They are zombies, stoically awaiting the farmer’s murderous front-row cultivators, threshers that mutilate then bury the detritus that once winter ferments will resurrect. A crisp, cool Canadian breeze foretells fortune tales of fall. Flowers fade, fruits flourish and fresh vegetable bodegas glisten with a luster from the sky. You can feel the baby’s breath of winter. Harvest moon is the fullness of life. Leaves turn red on their last days full of life and color them beautiful in death as they abandon the twigs that sympathize with their decay. Albert Camus opined that autumn is a second spring. But the migrating geese and I agree; we put distance between ourselves and funerals. It’s a Paul Bunyan land of ballgames and barbecues here; a feast of Walden Pond and Lake Wobegon. The

thousand little compromises we make every day that eventually add up to the loss of ourselves, that decayed stench of hollowness, disappears. This life to death with beauty dance is the real thing. Welcome to Pleasantville, USA.


all fundraisers for various organizations have been taking place in recent weeks. Fall is a fun time to hold such events, as the decorating can be a time to display the colorful bounty that is harvested locally. On Oct. 5, before attending Shell Lake’s Oktoberfest held at the arts center, Milt and I stopped at the Amish haystack harvest meal held in Frederic. Five Amish families have purchased farms in our community. One family came from Illinois, one family from Kentucky and three from New Auburn. The haystack meal was a time for residents of the area to meet our new neighbors and also to help them raise funds to build a school for their children. As we were visiting with my co-worker, Carolyn, and her husband, one of the ladies working in the kitchen quietly interrupted us to ask Guy if he could make another run to the grocery store. Guy and Carolyn provide transportation for the family. Seven trips were made to the store to pick up more groceries

as the event was drawing more people than anticipated. Although this harvest meal featured a few other items than I’ve put on a haystack, I did have the concept of what a haystack was. A buffet line was set up where guests made a stack starting with crushed Ritz crackers, then you could add mashed potatoes, browned hamburger, lettuce, chopped eggs, chopped cauliflower, chopped celery, tomatoes, onions and peppers if you wanted. You could top off your stack with a warm cheese sauce or Western dressing. There was a large assortment of homemade pie to choose from, served with vanilla ice cream. Milt has visited the new farmers to the area and watched them cut oats with a grain binder. The shocks were then set up in the field to dry. When we arrived at the fundraiser, Calvin, one of the farmers, inquired if Milt came on the motorcycle that evening as he remembered him as the curious motorcyclist that had visited his farm.

The only understanding I have of these community members is what I have either read in the fictional books written by Beverly Lewis or what I viewed in the 1985 Hollywood-made movie, “Witness,” starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis. When Milt suggested I bake a loaf of bread and stop to meet the newest members to the community, I said, “I’m sure my homemade oatmeal bread can’t hold a candle to their homemade bread.” Just as the Amish men are known for their craftsmanship with wood, the women are known for their skills in cooking, baking and quilt making. As area churches host their harvest dinners, the Amish people of the Frederic area are planning another harvest meal to be held Saturday, Nov. 16. Each of these dinners and harvest-themed events provide a fun time to be with neighbors and friends to celebrate the fall season.

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Bumper crop at Kevin Kronlund Inc. Cranberry Marsh in Spooner

Tom Clark uses a floating barrier to corral cranberries toward Roberta Horges and Glenn Hedlund. The process of getting the cranberries out of the marsh and into a trailer is a real team effort.

Roberta Horges and Glenn Hedlund work cranberries to the vacuum hose of the cranberry pump.

Andrew Durrand keeps an eye on the millions of cranberries the berry pump sucks up and spits out into a waiting trailer at Kevin Kronlund’s cranberry marsh in Spooner on Wednesday, Oct. 9. — Photos by Danielle Moe


Spooner celebrates homecoming week

Megan Meisberger was escorted by Spencer Peck. They were the junior candidates for the homecoming prince and princess.

Riding in the parade, Riley McShane and Dana Danger are the 2013 homecoming prince and princess. The positions are held by junior class members.

Levi Hansen and Mariah Schultz were crowned the 2013 Spooner homecoming king and queen in a coronation ceremony on the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 11.

Members of the Spooner High School marching band, under the direction of Drum Majorette Alexandra Ripley, performed at halftime as well as marched in the homecoming parade.

The Spooner Middle School Student Council walked and rode in the homecoming parade that wound through the streets of Spooner. People lined the streets to support their hometown team.

The St. Francis de Sales School marching band marched in the homecoming parade on Oct. 11 as well as the Stone Lake Cranberry Festival held on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Photos by Larry Samson The Spooner girls golf team earning their way to state competition were (L to R): Hannah Gostonczik, Rachel Johnson, Dani DeWitt, Larissa Schmock and Sydney Busch.


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Sign up for Simulcast The students running the Spooner High School flag got a workout for the homecoming game held Friday, Oct. 11, as Spooner beat Ladysmith 50-0. While the bonfire was canceled because of the high winds, the dance followed the game.



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Shell Lake volleyball splits for the week

Jennifer Connell blocks the spike from McKenna Hammons.

ABOVE: Sheri Clark tries to get under the ball on this dig.

Photos by Larry Samson

Shell Lake High School Volleyball presents a fundraising volleyball tournament

Thurs., Oct. 17 5 p.m. $1 Admission Concessions Available

Monies raised will go to a family that has been affected by breast cancer in our community! For more information, contact Jessica Furchtenicht 715-645-2067 594117 9rp

Tia Carlson tries to bump the ball to set it up for a hard return.

RIGHT: Colleen Knoop gets some height on this attack. Shell Lake beat Clear Lake 3-0 in their match on Thursday, Oct. 10, after losing 0-3 to Clayton on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Clayton.

Shell Lake loses 42-0 to Clear Lake by Larry Samson Register staff writer CLEAR LAKE — Shell Lake lost 43-0 to conference rival Clear Lake on Friday, Oct. 11. With only one game left in the season, the Lakers will not qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive year. In the Lakeland South Conference, Pepin/Alma, Clear Lake and Clayton have clinched spots in the playoffs. Turtle Lake could qualify for the playoffs with a win over Clayton in their final game on Friday, Oct. 18. In the Lakeland North Conference, Webster, Cameron and Unity have each clinched a playoff berth. With a win, St. Croix Falls, Frederic and Flambeau could still make it to the playoffs. Shell Lake will host Lake Holcombe/Cornell in the final game of the season on Friday, Oct. 18. Lake Holcombe/Cornell is 0-5 The 2013 Shell Lake football team shown (L to R) back row: Jordyn Monson, James Crawford, Nathaniel Winger, Luke Pokorny, Zach Melton and Drew Johnfor the season, coming off a 42-0 son. Third row: Jack Skluzacek, Caleb LaFave, Coach Joe Johnson, Coach Mark Lehnherr, Coach Jim Herman, Coach Ryan O’Connell, and team manager Rich loss to Turtle Lake. Feeney. Second row: Dominic Hopke, Noah Skluzacek, Trevor Anderson, Sam Muska, Ben Frey and Dylan Sandwick. Front row and seniors: Beau Skluzacek, Sam Livingston, Andrew Larson, David Brereton, Jesse Sibert, Tanner Williams and Curtis Parker. ­— Photo by Matthew Murray Photography



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The future looks good for Shell Lake football

The 2013 fifth- and sixth-grade football team finished their season with only one loss. Coaches were Pat Kraetke, Brad Flach, Andrew Johnson and David McNulty. Players shown (L to R) back row: Jacob Latz, Matthew Allar, Ben McNulty, Christian Johnson, Nick Kraetke, Christopher Lord, Blake Flach, Sawyer Schultz, Levi Meister, Zach Irvine, Graydon Lesneski and Michael Allar. Front: Jordan Aronson, John Kidder, Cody W. Swan, Marcus Warren, Makenna Anderson, Dylan Root Fankhauser, Jayden Hodgett, Tyler Schunck, Tyler Green and Cody J. Swan. Sixth-grader John Kidder is off and running for a touchdown. He is one to keep an eye on when he moves up to high school.

LEFT: Jordan Aronson took the ball away from Chetek/Weyerhaeuser and ran it back for a touchdown. Shell Lake beat the Division 5 Chetek/Weyerhaeuser team in their last home game of the season on Tuesday, Oct. 1. RIGHT: Makenna Anderson ran the last play of the game and was one inch short of the goal line when she was brought down.

Photos by Larry Samson

Kaylea fan club

Gymnasts back in competition RICE LAKE — Area gymnasts, competing with the Kipsters at the Deutsch’s Gymnastic Training Center in Rice Lake, are once again in competition for the season. The teams competed in Rice Lake on Saturday, Oct. 5. Competing in level 3 for age 9 was Samantha Martin of Spooner. She had a personal best on bars with 7.1. Ashleigh Clark, Spooner, competed in level 3 age 10-plus. She took fourth on vault with a personal best of 9.1 that also scored team points. Her fourth-place finish on floor was a personal best at 8.75 and earned team points as well. She received fifth with her personal best of 8.6 on beam. A 32.65 in all-around was a personal best. She earned 6.2 on the bars. For level 3 competition, Deutsch’s

received second place with a score of 103.25. First place went to Twin Ports of Superior, with 104.35. Bay Area of Ashland, with 98.8, took third place. Meghan Stone, Shell Lake, competing in level 4 ages 12-plus, took first place on bars with a personal best of 7.85, and beam with a personal best of 9.0. She received second with 7.85 on vault and third with a personal best of 8.8 on floor. All of Stone’s events earned team points except for her second-place personal best of 335 in all-around. In level 4 competition, Deutsch’s came in second with 96.65 points to Twin Ports’ 103.9 and Bay Area’s 85.7. The next meet will be Saturday, Nov. 9, in Superior. — with information from Deutsch’s

We Dig Pink fundraiser set for Thursday SHELL LAKE — A We Dig Pink volleyball tournament is planned for Thursday, Oct. 17, starting at 5 p.m. The Shell Lake High School volleyball team is sponsoring the event to be held in the 3-12 school gym. All monies raised from this tournament

fall sports David Brereton, Jesse Sibert, Kianna Kidder and John Kidder are just a few of the Kaylea Kidder No. 11 fan club. — Photo by Larry Samson

schedule Varsity football


Friday, Oct. 18: Vs. Lake Holcombe/Cornell, 7 p.m.

will go to a family in the community that has been affected by breast cancer. Concessions will also be available. For more information, contact Jessica at 715-645-2067. — with submitted information

Varsity volleyball Saturday, Oct. 19: Shell Lake Invitational, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22: Regional, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24: Regional, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26: Regional, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31: Sectional, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2: Sectional, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8: State at Resch Center, Green Bay, 10 a.m.



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Spooner 50-0 homecoming win over Ladysmith

by Larry Samson Register staff writer SPOONER — Spooner won their homecoming game in a big way, 50-0, over the Ladysmith Lumberjacks, on Friday, Oct. 11. The Rails took an early lead when running back Brett Gauger punched it over the goal line on their first series. By the end of the first quarter, Spooner led by 21 points. Desi Fielding had a good night with 181 yards on 12 carries with three touchdowns. The Rails had 396 yards on the ground for six touchdowns. Quarterback Gavin Anderson had three for 65 yards. He was six for six with one touchdown when he connected to Matt Slaminski on a 21-yard touchdown pass. The game ended when freshman Mark Nauertz intercepted the ball. With Spooner’s win, the Rails have clinched a playoff spot. The playoffs start Friday, Oct. 25.

Spooner will travel to Hayward on Friday, Oct. 18. Hayward is 1-5 in the Heart O’ North Conference, coming off a 55-0 loss to Bloomer.

Tanner Vik cuts left to avoid the tackle for extra yards.

Tim Meister outraces the Ladysmith defenders on this 25-yard touchdown run to finish out the Rails scoring spree.

Sophomore Desi Fielding explodes through the Ladysmith defenders. The sophomore had three touchdowns for the game.

Photos by Larry Samson

Spooner quarterback Gavin Anderson connected with Matt Slaminski for a 7-yard touchdown and Spooner had a 21-point lead before the end of the first half.

Brett Gauger scored the first touchdown 2-1/2 minutes into the game. The Rails never looked back as they beat Ladysmith 50-0 in the Rails homecoming game held Friday, Oct. 11.

Spooner soccer team loses to Somerset

ABOVE: Goalkeeper Keenan Adams with a save. It was a tough night for the Spooner Rails soccer team as they lost 0-10 against a potent Somerset offense on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Adams went into the game late in the second half because of an injury.

Ryan Silvis moves the ball against the Somerset defender.

Photos by Larry Samson

LEFT: Spooner defender Ben Nelson and a Somerset player jockey for position on the ball.




Spooner Rails girls golf advance to state

SOMERSET — Spooner Rails advancing to the girls state golf tournament at University Ridge at Madison on Monday, Oct. 14, and Tuesday, Oct. 15, were Dani DeWitt, Hannah Gostonczik, Rachel Johnson, Annabelle Revak and Larissa Schmock. Individual scores for the Spooner golfers at the Division 2 game played Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Bristol Ridge in Somerset were Schmock, 95; DeWitt, 95; Revak, 104; Gostonczik, 110; and Johnson 111. The Spooner team placed second with a score of 406. Placing first and also advancing to state was Hayward with 402. The top two teams advanced to state competition. Other team scores in Somerset were

Dani DeWitt

Hannah Gostonczik

Osceola, 407; Ladysmith 411; Northwestern, 429; Somerset, 431; Prescott, 466; and

Rachel Johnson

Annabelle Revak

Baldwin-Woodville, 471. Individual qualifers were Haley Seifert, Ladysmith, 89; Meredith Nelson, Osceola,

Larissa Schmock

90; and Whitney DeMoe, Colfax, 95. - submitted

Family P.E.P. Night at Spooner Elementary dance with local band, Duck for the Oyster. These fine musicians are well known throughout Northwest Wisconsin and beyond. AODA and Spooner Schools sponsors this event. Spooner Elementary and middle schools are both recipients of the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant. This grant focuses on academic enrichment opportunities for elementary and middle school students in the afterschool programs, High Five and SMS Express, but also offers family educational programming, such as P.E.P. Night. So come on out, one and all, for a fun-filled evening and then stay tuned for more family events yet to come. — from SAS

Spooner volleyball drops a hard 3-5 match


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Sarah Taylor with a block against Northwestern player Erin Gotelaere. Spooner took a twogame lead on Northwestern but lost the next three as Northwestern took Spooner in the best of five games on Tuesday, Oct. 8.


It was Senior Night at the Spooner-Northwestern match on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Shown (L to R) back row: Taylor Johnson, Michelle Richardson and Sara Taylor. Front: Ashtin Markgren, Alison Kosterman, Brooke Schumacher and Alex Hotchkiss. — Photos by Larry Samson

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Shell Lake firefighters share smoke house experience with primary students

Shell Lake Fire Chief Keith Dahlstrom was at the Shell First- and second-grade students at Shell Lake Primary School had the opportunity to walk through a smoke house during Fire Preven- Lake Primary School on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Each year during Fire Prevention Week, the fire department conducts tion Week. instruction in fire safety to the students.

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Assistant Fire Chief Tony Johnson assisted students.

Terry Woodruff, student teacher in Tiffany Schroeder’s second-grade classroom, sits with students in the smoke house at Shell Lake Primary School.

Howard was bright light in leading Wisconsin Wilderness through Canada by Sean Solveson Special to the Register CANADA — Darrick Howard’s incredible start to the 2013-2014 season was the bright light leading the Wisconsin Wilderness through their trip through the backwoods of Canada this past weekend. The team returned home with zero points but that didn’t stop Howard from padding his stats with a goal and two assists putting him tied for eighth in league scoring with nine points in six games. Having a leading scorer isn’t new territory for the Wilderness as they continue their annual production of top-point-getters, but what makes Howard’s accomplishment impressive is the fact he has done it in three less games then his counterparts on the top 10 list. At his current pace Howard would rank second if he had played an equal amount of games. Taking into consideration the ever-blossoming connection he is making with

current line mates and that five of the six games were played in the road, it would be easy to project him as the league’s leading scorer very soon. This feat could be accomplished as soon as this weekend during Friday and Saturday nights’ home stand at the Spooner Ice House when visiting Fort Frances and Dryden try to lock up his scoring prowess. A new facet to the Wilderness game was added this past week with the acquisition of Jake Lobato, creating a diverse feel to the roster that has not been seen in past seasons. Lobato brings not only an ability to shore up the team’s defensive core but also a bit of intrigue with his knack for grinding in the dirty areas and a willingness to stand up for wronged teammates. Wilderness captain, Zack Kraft, has become such a scoring threat that teams have sent players to antagonize him on the ice in order to slow his game down. The teams in this league mean serious business as the team saw in

the Thunder Bay game at home when Sawyer Jacobson got his tooth knocked out with a high stick. Thursday night, Lobato displayed the league’s best jab and uppercut in defense of the team’s captain, Kraft, showing the Wilderness faithful that he isn’t afraid to be the league sheriff. The future is bright in Wisconsin with Howard and Lobato at the helm. They are a pair not to be missed and are sure to be the nemesis of opposing teams. Don’t miss your chance to eye them up this season while they patrol the ice for the Wisconsin Wilderness. Get to know more about the team on the new YouTube channel, Wilderness News Net, complete with fan interaction and player profiles. Tickets for the 7 p.m. start on both Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, can be purchased online at or at the Spooner Ice House.

Grant helps WITC move welding program forward SHELL LAKE — Backed by a $14.9 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant that was awarded to Wisconsin’s 16 technical colleges, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is able to better assist students entering the field of welding. The grant is a result of an unprecedented statewide collaboration between the educational systems that are working with industry groups, workforce development boards and more than 50 businesses. Wisconsin technical colleges have committed to train more than 2,500 individuals during the next two years, with the hope of reducing the skills gap to meet employer needs in manufacturing. “The TAACCCT grant has been a wonderful opportunity for WITC and the welding program,” said Mary Ann Pebler, director of resource development at WITC. “The grant has provided funding for the purchase of a robotic welder, which is new technology in this field,

and allowed us to expand the welding program by two sections – including offering some evening sections to provide more flexible hours of instruction.” WITC will use its portion of the grant to assist welding students entering the five Short-Term Embedded Technical Diploma pathways. With the goal of expanding the college’s capacity to provide short-term training to meet the immediate needs of employers, WITC will grow its existing adult manufacturing career pathways. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration has funded 55 percent of this project equaling $605,450. “The intent of the welding career pathway is to provide students with options for multiple entry and exit points that result in employment opportunities at each stage,” said Cindy King, director of curriculum at WITC. “Students then have the option of coming back into the program should they choose to complete the one-year technical diploma.”

In an effort to meet the industry demand for welders, WITC currently offers its one-year technical diploma welding program at all four campuses, and this year has added additional sections at the New Richmond and Superior locations. The new short-term technical diplomas will allow students to complete a short-term program and be available for employment in a quicker period of time. “The grant has helped add flexibility for our welding students to tailor their learning experience to meet their educational goals,” said Pebler. Ranked fourth best two-year college in the nation by Washington Monthly magazine, WITC serves the educational and career needs of more than 25,000 residents of northwestern Wisconsin each year. WITC is a member of Wisconsin Technical College System. For more information, call 800-243-WITC or visit WITC is an equal opportunity/access employer and educator. — from WITC


Dewey Country Aren’t the leaves beautiful? Yes, with the leaves dressed up in red, yellow and orange, they’re certainly very beautiful! Fall has always been my favorite season. I guess with the approach of winter, it means putting Ol’ Ma Nature to sleep once again. Along the way farmers get their crops in for another bountiful harvest. Daylight saving time end sNov. 3 and little by little we go into winter. Now with the light being cut off by 6:30 p.m., it feels more like November. So take a drive to see the beautiful leaves and enjoy before winter is here. It’s happy anniversary to Jeff Smith and his bride who were married Oct. 15. Many more to you. Oct. 18, it’s a very happy anniversary to Everett and Verna Lindstrom who celebrate 62 years together. Many more to this couple. A very happy birthday to Charlotte Thompson on Oct. 18 with many more to come Charlotte. Happy birthday to Rachael Spears and to Logan Melton as they enjoy their special day Oct. 19, with many more to come. Happy birthday to Mitch Beaufeaux on Oct. 20 with lots more to come. Happy birthday to Sonny Erickson on Oct. 21 when Sonny turns 74 years young. Have a great one Sonny. A very happy birthday to Rick Lauterbach when he turns 46 on Oct. 21 with lots more to come. Happy birthday to Cindy Roberts on Oct. 21 with lots more to come. Oct. 22, a very happy anniversary to Norma and Gary LaVeau when they spend their special day together with lots more to come. Oct. 22, a very happy birthday to Bon-


by Pauline Lawrence

nie Scheu as she enjoys her special day with many more to come. A very happy anniversary to Gene and Debbie Quam as they enjoy their special day together with lots more to come on Oct. 22. Happy anniversary to Clint and Marlene Stariha as they celebrate 40 years together on Oct. 23. Have a wonderful day. Happy anniversary to Jerry and Robin Denver on Oct. 23 as they celebrate together. Many more to you. A very happy birthday to Robin Major and also to Ashley Crosby on Oct. 23. Have a wonderful day. So far in Dewey Country we haven’t had a good frost. It’s kind of late for a frost but one of these nights Ol’ Jack will make the rounds. Talking with Beth Crosby she tells us the fundraiser for the Clam River Tuesday Club was fantastic once again this year. They had lots of different things for people with auctions, free games for the kids, etc. Teresa Zwart provided the food. So it’s goodbye to the fundraiser for another year. See you next year. Coming for the weekend with me was Paula Cramer, who stopped on the way up at the Ladds, bringing Rylee and Reyana along. The girls had a wonderful time while Paula and Yours Truly cleaned our garage and later Paula shampooed the carpet in the living room. In the evening, Paula and the two girls went to son Richy’s, joining Penny and Rem Ladd. Paula and the two girls left Sunday noon for home. Oh yes, I had a very pretty cat come to my place Saturday evening. I told Rylee she could take it back, so she did. That makes at least nine cats the Ladds have plus a stray came there this summer

and had a batch of kitties. Over the weekend, Bev and Jarrett Casselious were at Betty and Carl Meister’s. All had a great time together. At this time, we find Butch VanSelus still working at Birchwood Mfg. in Rice Lake. He says he thinks he will be done with work on Oct. 20. The VanSeluses attended a football game at Clear Lake with Shell Lake getting beat. Glen and Lorraine Crosby attended the fundraiser at Indian Creek Hall on Saturday evening. Lorraine reports it was great. Monday found Jerry and Gretchen Best going to her mom, Lillian Strege’s, for a visit with Gretchen’s sisters, Barb Johnson, Gail Koberneck and Gwen Strege. All reported a great time. Wednesday found Gretchen going to Janice Teigen’s where she had invited 13 friends together to play cards. Saturday found Cecil and Evelyn Melton going to the wedding of Robin Melton and her honey, Mike, who were joined in wedlock at a shed on Tozer Lake. After the 6 p.m. wedding they had a reception followed by a dance in the shed. Robin is the daughter of Roxanne and Randy Melton. We wish the newlyweds many years of happiness. The Cecil Meltons enjoyed birthday cake for Castin Melton’s seventh birthday at the Amos Meltons on Sunday. News from Diane Hulleman finds Chad and Colleen Jensen and daughter Izzy at Diane’s for the weekend. Ginny Schnell came Friday through Sunday to spend time with her mom, Diane. Janie and Rick Lauterbach and children Noah, Ellianna and Grace were at the Quams Sunday afternoon. They all en-

joyed supper together. Janie tells us Noah is attending Shell Lake Schools this fall with Ellianna attending preschool at Faith Lutheran Church. Janie tells us Grace is a very good little baby and growing like a weed. Congratulations to Drew Knoop and Jen Haack who were married in the woods at Drew’s father’s and stepmother’s farm on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 4:30 p.m. The bride was attended by four bridesmaids and the groom with four also. At 6 p.m. a dinner was served. A wedding dance was held in the haymow of the barn. Garret and his wife, Ashley, and little daughter Carter, Cody Knoop from Alaska, and Drew’s sister, Colleen, attended. A good 400 people attended the festivities. Pastor Mark Starr of UMC married the newlyweds. The couple are graduates of Shell Lake High School. They recently purchased a home in Hayward. Parents of the couple are John and Valerie Haack, Shell Lake, Steve and Jody Knoop, Dewey Country, and Donna Knoop, Shell Lake. I forgot to tell you, the bride arrived in style with horses and a carriage taking her to the wedding spot. Dave Dunn provided the horse and carriage. Have you taken the time to go out to Smith’s Poquette Lake Apple Orchard where the apples are picked right off the trees? If not take a short ride out and enjoy yourself and take in the full bakery offered by Lynn. She puts a lot of love in her baking and you can tell after you take the first bite. They also offer frozen cherries and cranberries. The Smiths have a very cute shop and everyone is welcome, coffee is also served. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!

She’s doing so-so. She said Deb Elbe and little granddaughter from Rice Lake had visited her one day. Elfreda and Debbie West visited Mike West at Heritage Manor in Rice Lake on Friday. The family was home for Sunday dinner at Butch and Evelyn Schaffer ’s. Granddaughter Allie was home from college in Duluth. Greg Krantz, son-in-law Lance Parker and brother Larry, and Doug Williams came out and they poured 14 yards of cement, the approach to their garage, to make Sue happy. It was a great meal put on at the church in Earl Tuesday night. A reported 200 dinners were served. Mary Krantz, Bobbie Bailey and I went together and got to see so many folks we know. Twenty-five folks enjoyed the historical museum’s volunteers thank-you dinner held at Spooner Market and Grill Restaurant on Wednesday night. Great food. Tuesday, I met Marion Reiter at the Barron Electric meeting in Spooner before we went bowling and enjoyed their boxed lunch and ice cream. Some would just

pick up their check and boxed lunch and leave, but it was nice to sit and visit. Mavis Schlapper took in the Barron Electric meeting in Spooner on Tuesday also. Happy birthday wishes to Roger Elliott, Geoffrey Hagen, Carter and Curtiss Keenan, Oct. 17; Mable Perry, Charlotte Thompson, Oct. 18; Debbie Marginean, Lois Titis, Alivia Swenson, Oct. 19; Norm Pokorny, Virginia Sando, Johnnie Patterson, Oct. 20; Kristi White, Mike Baker, Kaitlyn Haynes, Cindy Pfluger, Heather Ripplinger, Peyton Kooper, Oct. 21; and Lennie Quinn, Hailey Hershey and Pearl Andrea, Oct. 22. Some couples with anniversaries this week include Joe and Debbie Elbe, Oct. 17; Dorian and Ike Glaze, Oct. 19; Allan and Donna Cusick, Oct. 21, and Gary and Norma Jean Drake LaVeau, Oct. 22. A happy one is wished. There is always A little truth behind “Just kidding.” A little emotion behind ”I don’t care.” A little pain behind “I’m OK.” A little need behind “Just leave me alone.”

by Marian Furchtenicht

Our bright fall colors are past their peak, but there is still a lot of beauty in the duller hills. We had a greet week of mild weather, a few times gusty winds that took some of the leaves. Sunday it was a picture-perfect day, so calm, clear and bright and a light frost at night, but still in the middle of October, no killing frost in our area as yet. Monday morning my morning glories that are climbing up my back deck are still blooming. Unbelievable. I can never remember a year that frost was this late. Virginia Stodola had a great birthday a week ago and is still resting up. Daughter Sue and husband John Thornburg and son Matt from Okmulgee, Okla., were here Oct. 3-Oct. 8. Kids were all home making it 24 for birthday dinner together at Nick’s in Spooner on Sunday. They came home for cake and ice cream. The kids and grands took turns being there. Other visitors were Joann Lichner and myself. Her cousin Carmella Johnson and

son Lane visited on Friday. Many more happy ones are wished for you, Virginia. It was 75 years ago on Columbus Day that Virginia and Jack went to Barron to get their marriage license. The office was closed but someone was there so they did get it. Congratulations to newlyweds Andy Frey and his new bride, Emily Graham, who were wed in Rochelle, Ill., on Saturday. Andy’s folks, Pat and Laurie Frey, and his grandpa Ken Harmon went down on Friday and also brother Stevie attended. Laurie’s happy she now has a daughter in the family. Thursday evening, I joined the Marschall family for lasagna dinner at Kyle and Sara Mathison’s in Cumberland. Grandma Wealthy, Amery, came up also. Visitors at my house during this week were Jolene Loew, Mavis Schlapper, Elaine Ryan and Mary Krantz. After church Sunday, Elfreda West, Janet Donetell and I visited Mary West.

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Barron, Burnett, Polk and Washburn counties CWD collection and registration stations announced SPOONER – During the bow and gun deer hunting seasons, the Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with local businesses, will be collecting lymph nodes or deer heads for chronic wasting disease testing. If you shoot a deer within a 10-mile radius of Shell Lake, please contribute a sample for CWD testing. The information collected will help establish what, if any, impact CWD has on the local deer herd and may be used in making CWD management decisions in the region. The agency’s goal is to collect 500 samples to test for CWD within the 10-mile area, and the cooperation and help of hunters is critical in achieving the goal, DNR officials said. The following registration stations, meat processors and taxidermists will be collecting samples during the upcoming

seasons: United Ag Co-op (Cenex), Shell Lake, 715-468-2302; Holiday Gas Station (South), 730 S. River St., Spooner, 715-6359112; Holiday Gas Station (North), 621 N. River St., Spooner, 715-635-9421; Speedy’s C Stop, 2962 Main St., Barronett, 715-8228979; Thompson Wild Game Processing, W5098 CTH D, Sarona, 715-469-3234; Gram’s Taxidermy Studio, W3038 Hwy. 63, Springbrook, 715-766-3300; A&H Taxidermy, N6496 Ellsworth Lake Road, Spooner, 715-635-7017; Zimmerman Taxidermy, N5015 10th St., Spooner, 715-6358822; Thompson Taxidermy, W2511 CTH A/M, Springbrook, 715-766-3432; Long Bow Taxidermy, Hwy. 64, Cumberland, 715-822-4257; and Wolf’s Taxidermy, 6931 Lakeview Road, Siren, 715-349-2025. — from WDNR




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

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

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Northwoods Baptist

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

Spooner Baptist

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


St. Joseph’s Catholic

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

St. Catherine’s Catholic

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

St. Francis de Sales

St. Alban’s

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

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

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

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

Full Gospel Shell Lake Full Gospel

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

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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

Church of the Nazarene

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


Spooner Wesleyan

Hwy. 70 W, Spooner 715-635-2768 Senior Pastor Ron Gormong; Pastor Brian Scramlin, Assistant Pastor; Pastor Patrick Cooper, Student Ministries; Pastor LeRoy Drake, Pastoral Care; Joel Simpson, Worship Arts Director 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship and 9 a.m. Sunday School and ABF; 10 a.m. Third Place Cafe; 10:30 a.m. Worship; Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Family night, kids, youth and adult programming, nursery provided.

Trinity Lutheran


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


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.

Cornerstone Christian

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


United Methodist

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

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

Faith Lutheran


Long Lake Lutheran Church

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

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

United Methodist

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

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

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

Trego Community Church

Pastor John Iaffaldano W5635 Park St. Trego, WI 54888, 715-635-8402 Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. prayer meeting; 6:30-8 p.m. AWANA Sept. - April. Sunday School 9:15 a.m., all ages. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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


teacher asked her class, “What is the shape of the world?” A little boy answered, “My father says it is in terrible shape.” How true! What is the reason? There is a rebellion against the Lord and the law of the land. This revolt of evil is reported in the second Psalm. The kings of the earth plot against God and Jesus Christ. They wanted to break the spiritual cords and get free from God. Today children have cast off their cords of restraint and no longer respect their parents. Citizens have cast off their cords of restraint and no longer respect their policemen. Our homes have been turned into a jungle of robbery and rape, mugging and murder. We are witnessing an attempt of the godless to snap the cords of divine control, but it will only bring down divine contempt. Whatever you do, do not have the Lord against you, and if he is for you, it does not matter who is against you. Visit us at:

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ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK Some people think that a kitten is great, Well, I’m here to tell you how older cats rate. No climbing curtains or crying all night, We prefer to sleep peacefully in the sunlight. Who knows with a kitten what they will be like, You know with an older cat, like my friend Spike. Spike is a black cat, he’s right around 2, He will agree all I tell you is true. Plus you can see the size we’re gonna be, With kittens who knows you must just wait to see. So next time you’re in to adopt a new cat, Remember ol’ Billy and our little chat. Cats for adoption: 1-year-old female gray/white shorthair; 4-month-old female black/white shorthair; 3-year-old spayed gray shorthair; 3-1/2-month-old male shorthair tiger; 3-month-old gray/white shorthair kitten; two 3-1/2-month-old dilute calicos; 1-year-old male black shorthair; 3-month-old gray female shorthair; 3-1/2-month-old black/gray shorthair; 4-monthold shorthair tortie; 8-year-old spayed gray shorthair; 1-1/2-year-old neutered black shorthair; 4-year-old gray extra-toed medium-hair; 3-year-old neutered white/black/brown shorthair tiger, and two 6-weekold gray shorthair kittens. Dogs for adoption: 2-1/2-year-old spayed white bull terrier; 2-year-old neutered gray pit bull; two 1-yearold male brindle/white Staffordshire terriers; 5-yearold female black Lab mix; 1-1/2-year-old spayed yellow Lab mix; 3-month-old black/white boxer/ shepherd mix puppy; 10-month-old male shepherd/ Lab mix and an 8-month-old spayed brown/white Staffordshire terrier mix. Also for adoption:  Two male guinea pigs. Strays include: Male black Lab mix found on Little Bass Lake Road and CTH A; 5-month-old black/ white shorthair kitten found on Dock Lake Road and an adult neutered black/gray shorthair tiger found on Black Barn Road near Big McKenzie Lake. WCAHS will be closed from Sunday, Oct. 20 – Sunday, Oct. 27, for inside repair work.  For more information visit our website at 

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Senior lunch menu

Monday, Oct. 21: Spanish rice with hamburger, seasoned spinach, banana. Tuesday, Oct. 22: Sweet and sour pork over rice, baby carrots, butterscotch pudding. Wednesday, Oct. 23: Salisbury steak, gravy, brown rice, cooked cabbage, carrot cake. Thursday, Oct. 24: BBQ chicken legs, baked potatoes, sour cream, California blend, gelatin. Friday, Oct. 25: Tuna casserole, peas and onions, coleslaw, pie. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, call your senior center to confirm. Menu subject to change. All meals served with bread, butter, coffee, milk and water.

1st Street Program presents “Stone Soup” SHELL LAKE — In celebration of Lights on After School, 1st Street Program will be presenting the play “Stone Soup” on Thursday, Oct. 17. Join in for a bowl of soup and a good time celebrating community and togetherness from 3:30-5 p.m., in the Shell Lake High School Commons. — from 1st Street Program

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OBITUARIES Send death notices/obituaries to P.O. Box 455, Shell Lake, WI 54871 or email

Carla Ann Crandell

Carla Ann Crandell, 54, Hudson, formerly of Spooner, died Oct. 3, 2013, at Parkview Nursing Home in Woodville. Carla was born Feb. 7, 1959, to Arlene (Ensign) and Carl Bush in Shell Lake. She married Edward Crandell in Spooner on Nov. 10, 1978, and together, raised two children. She graduated Spooner High School in 1977 and worked as a waitress and a CNA before she chose to be an excellent homemaker. Carla enjoyed reading, travel and baking, but she especially adored her six grandchildren and loved spending time with them.

Carla was preceded in death by her parents. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 35 years, Edward; her daughter, Kay (Bill) Blake; her son, James Crandell; her grandchildren, Lucien Benedix, Brent Blake, Bayleigh Crandell, Billy Blake, Michael Blake and Geena Blake; her brothers, Lee (Debbie) Bush and Dwight (Esther) Bush; and her sister, Joyce Inskeep; as well as many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 12, at Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner. Interment was at the Stone Lake Cemetery. The Taylor Family Funeral Home in Spooner was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be made to

National Day of Prayer teaching at Lake Park Alliance Church SHELL LAKE — Joleen Helbig, Wisconsin’s National Day of Prayer state coordinator, invites the community to a powerful time of teaching on prayer. The teaching will take place at Lake Park Alliance Church in Shell Lake, Oct. 18-19, beginning Friday, from 6-10 p.m., and continuing Saturday live from 9:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m.  John Bornschein, National Day of Prayer Task Force vice chairman, will unveil prayer for what it really is – a powerful weapon to be wielded in spiritual warfare.  Bornschein joins 60 of the foremost teachers on prayer in a crusade to shake Americans out of the trenches and onto the front line of battle against the destructive forces dismantling our nation. This is the first-annual fall training offered to city coordinators.  This year the NDPTF wanted to offer it to the nation at large.  The simulcast is free and you can sign up at  The 27-hour agenda is posted here along with the topic, who is speaking, who is leading worship, and discussion times.  The church doors will be open during the live broadcast times from the

Jericho Center in Colorado Springs, Focus on the Family Headquarters, Australian prayer center and International House of Prayer in Kansas City. Thus far, 14,000 have signed up nationwide.  You may sign up online as a host, attend posted event, or watch from the comfort of your home.  Attendees are free to come and go as time permits.  Snacks are provided Friday night and Saturday morning, plus lunch on Saturday at noon.  There will be a 1-1/2-hour break for supper, on your own.  Lake Park Alliance will provide a relaxing atmosphere in Shell Lake to take in the PrayerCast.  The 2014 theme verse for the upcoming May National Day of Prayer event is found in Romans 15:6, One Voice United in Prayer. The mission of the NDPTF is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture.   All are welcome to attend this simulcast on prayer.  Any questions, call Helbig at 715-419-1362. — submitted

Arts Midwest World Fest at UW-Barron County SHELL LAKE — On Saturday, Oct. 26, the first of four performances by ensembles from across the world will commence a two-year-long series with Le Vent du Nord from Quebec, Canada. Each ensemble will spend a week in residence at one of the four K-12 school districts of Barron, Cumberland, Rice Lake and Shell Lake.  At the end of the week, each ensemble will give a public performance.  Le Vent du Nord is considered a driving force in progressive folk that captures the energy of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Quebec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air.  Founded in 2002, the Canadian ensemble has won critical acclaim and audiences over Europe and North America.  The quartet has performed well over 1,000 concerts and has been awarded two Junos (Canada’s Grammys), a Canadian Folk Music Award and Artist of the Year at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala. “It’s not often smaller communities like ours have the chance to host international ensembles like Le Vent du Nord —let alone for a full week,” says Samantha Heathman from UW-Barron County. “The music and culture Le Vent du Nord shares will be absolutely fascinating and different from what we typically hear. Le Vent du Nord will visit the school districts of Barron, Cumberland, Rice Lake and Shell Lake and other community locations during the week and present a full public concert as well. We expect this residency will be a delightful experience for everyone.” Le Vent du Nord’s performance will be at the Rice Lake High School Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 26.  Other performers will come from Israel, Brazil and China. Arts Midwest, a regional arts organization based in Minneapolis, partners with program sponsors like 3M to cover substantial portion of the program cost to bring rich arts experiences to communities throughout the Midwest.  “Our musicians do not simply perform one evening and leave. Rather, they conduct extensive residencies, where they perform in schools and community

venues, and offer dozens of workshops about their culture, music and language. We want this to be a rich experience for the entire community,” said David Fraher, president and CEO of Arts Midwest. Tickets for the Le Vent du Nord performance can be purchased by calling 715-736-7529 or online at barron. — Danielle Moe with information from UWBarron County

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by Judy Pieper their scariest or cutest costumes, and join in the fun. There will be snacks, games and prizes galore. Don and Anitia Lehmann, Marguerite Andersen and her sisters, Marie and Helen, niece Kathy, and great-niece Ashley were among the crowd enjoying the music and food at the Northern Lights promotion at the Cumberland American Legion last Saturday evening. Anitia said that the spaghetti dinner was fabulous. The people serving the food kept coming around with fresh dinner rolls and asking if anyone wanted more spaghetti. If anyone left hungry, it would certainly have been his or her own fault. She said that all the music was great. Rob Knowlton, Roger Harrison and Bobby Rice were singing and playing but they especially enjoyed Rob Knowlton’s brand of oldstyle country music. Anitia said that it was a wonderful night out. On Sunday afternoon Kate, Kevin, Loren and Emma O’Neil stopped by Don and Anitia’s for a visit. When the O’Neil family is at their cabin on Turtle Lake for the weekend, they always come to visit with Grandma Anitia and Grandpa Don for a while. It wouldn’t be a complete trip if the girls didn’t get a chance to come to the farm and see the cows and cats and Grandpa and Grandma, of course. Duane and I were in Monroe on Saturday, attending a surprise birthday party for Jim Copus’ girlfriend, Donna. It was a great party, she was totally surprised,

Stone Lake

by Mary Nilssen

Heart Lake

by Helen V. Pederson

Last week was such a beauty with all of the beautiful vibrant fall colors and warm weather. This week is a totally different story with the cold weather taking over. I wish the fall weather would last a bit longer but this is what Wisconsin is all about. Flu shots will be given Thursday, Oct. 17, 1-3 p.m. at the senior center. It’s very important to get these shots as there will be many different strains this year. The Stone Lake Area Historical Society extends gratitude to all of its hardworking volunteers and docents. The Wine By The Glass booth, chaired by Connie Shield,

Monday, Oct. 14, was Columbus Day so there was no mail and some business places were closed. I saw the school bus go by so there was school. Canada is celebrating Thanksgiving. Weatherwise, Monday was cold, dark and dreary. Congratulations to Drew Knoop and Jennifer Haack who were married on Saturday night. Jeff Pederson attended the wedding. Last Wednesday, Betty Graf and Helen Pederson had lunch together at The Fam-

once again became our biggest fundraiser of the year. It’s amazing that year after year, visitors come to the cranberry festival, no matter what the weather conditions are. Servers were Jeff Dejewski, Carolyn Crotteau, Terry Duffy, David and Patty Vanlandschoot, Will and Sandy Ferris, Sharon Wiek, Steve and Carol Welk, Bob and Judy Gillette, Cathy Sommer Holz and Linda Arndt. What a wonderful group of volunteers. The winner of the 6-liter commemorative bottle of wine was Gwen Vinopal of Hayward. The museum is closed now for the sea-

ily Restaurant in Spooner. Afterward they went to Betty’s condo, which is just so nice and in a quiet neighborhood. We had a harvest festival at Salem Lutheran on Sunday with a potluck dinner. The church inside and out was beautifully decorated. Bernadette Friedell attended church for the first time since she had a stroke. She is doing well but has some speech difficulty which she is having therapy for. It was good to see you Bernadette.

and we got to visit with so many friends and relatives it was almost like attending a family reunion. The only problem was that, because it’s about 300 miles one way, we didn’t get home until about 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Makes it a little difficult to concentrate at church. The drive down was beautiful though, with all the pretty fall colors. Anyway, we didn’t know until it was too late that there was going to be a pretty hard frost that night. Luckily Nancy Forrestal did know it, and she went up to the garden and picked raspberries during the day Saturday. John said that she got quite a few, and as soon as she returned home she made a fresh raspberry pie. Man, I’m so glad she did pick them because I don’t know if they will be ripening any more now. I haven’t invited people up to pick with me this year because there has been more bees on the raspberries than I have ever seen before. I was afraid someone would get stung. They don’t look like honey bees, they look more like bumble bees, but they are much smaller. And, the Asian beetles are terrible this year, too. I wonder if the bugs and bees are any indication of what kind of winter we’ll have. Have to ask some old-timer, I guess. Geri Pittman and I went shopping this past week and picked up almost everything we need for the Scandinavian smorgasbord. We are getting a little rushy because we moved it up a month this year. It’s usually the first Saturday in De-

cember, you know, and this year it will be the first Saturday in November. Now we just have to get the advertising going and pick up the last-minute things. The smorgasbord is hosted by the congregation of Barronett Lutheran, and we all work very hard to get it ready and serve it, but we really enjoy putting it on. We hope you have the date marked on your calendar already and that you will be able to join us then. The garage sale at the community center on Saturday was really nice. There were lots of booths filled with many different things. My best find was a food processer that I saw the first minute I walked, in. Mine had just bit the dust about a week ago, so it was great to find a replacement, I also picked up some bowls and baking pans. The people selling must have had a good day because I saw lots of people walking out with bags of stuff. Peg Thompson said that they had several kids at the church on Wednesday evening for Sunday school, but there is room for lots more. The lessons are held in the church basement and start at 4:30 p.m. If you have children who are Sunday school age, bring them over. They will have fun and learn about the Christian way of life at the same time. Not even to mention the fact that we will need lots of little ones for the Christmas play soon. I think that’s about it from Barronett this week. I hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall weather. See you next time.

son and will reopen on Friday of Memorial Day weekend. If there are items you wish to donate before May, please call Connie Shield at 715-865-4940 or email If there are any readers that would like to get on the historical society newsletter email list, please send a note to and let them know. The newsletter is very informative and comes out in November and April. Evergreen Cemetery has been quite beautiful as the colors change this year, and it is time to remove whatever flower arrangements you might like to save and

remove any you wish to dispose of, as it will make our cemetery much more attractive for the winter season. Please dispose of any old, worn-out decorations, as there is no place to dispose of them there. Also, there is a chair still sitting in the center section since the cemetery walk in September. Does this belong to you? If you have any news you would like to share, please call or email me. I would love to hear from you, 715-865-4008 or

Mavis and Roger Flach attended granddaughter Maddy’s volleyball tournament in Rice Lake on Saturday. They came in second place. Judy Bolterman is spending a week in Garrison, N.D., visiting daughter Amy and fiancé Charlie and of course, her granddaughter, Abigail. Sunday afternoon, Arlys Santiago helped a friend cut and put up wood for the winter. Sunday evening she enjoyed dinner at the Getaway with friends.

Last Sunday, Avis Paulson, Arlys’ sister, and her daughter, Cindy, came to spend a few days with Arlys. On Monday, sister Audrey and her daughter, Tracy, came to spend the day and night with her sister. Tuesday night Heidi Hile of Haugen was a dinner guest of Arlys and enjoyed sitting outside around a campfire. Try to leave your problems at work – there’s usually another set waiting for you at home.

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Halloween is sneaking up fast, and there are a lot of people who are already planning events to scare and amaze little trick-or-treaters. Barronett Dragons 4-H Club members will be hosting the Haunted Trail again this year, and it sounds as if it will be even better than before. There will be a hayride starting at Thompson’s mini storage to the trail, which is located on the Bob and Peg Thompson farm. The Haunted Trail goes through the dark forest and is surrounded by a murky swamp and a ghost ship. This year the kids have added many new scary elements which they obtained from the haunted warehouse. The trail will be open Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26, and Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2. This year the 4-H club members have even set up a not-so-scary trail for little ones. The trail is located just off Hwy. 63, a couple of miles south of Barronett, on 28th Avenue. If you have any questions, give Peg a call at 715-822-8872. Lynn Thon and Oak View Adult Family Home residents will be hosting a Halloween party for developmentally disabled adults on Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Barronett Community Center. There will be snacks, music and fun for all. If you have any questions, please give Lynn a call at 715-313-0170. And, of course there will be a kids Halloween party, hosted by Barronett Civic Club members, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2-4 p.m. Bring your little ones, dressed in

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Daniel M. Jordahl, Eau Claire, speeding, $250.90. Ernest F. Kessler, Trego, dog owner failure to pay license tax, $150.10, twice. Dillion J. Melton, Shell Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Yvette A. Melton, Shell Lake, speeding, $175.30. Michael L.J. Monson, Shell Lake, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Matthew A. Moravec, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00; operating while suspended, $200.50. James J. Pijanowski, Webster, operating while suspended, $200.50.

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John J. Wagner, Hastings, Minn., reckless driving, $200.50. Dennis L. Barbour, Spooner, OWI, $1,424.00, local jail, license revoked 24 months. Lisa N. Cardoso, Bruce, possess amphetamine/LSD/ psilocin amphetamine, $500.00. Andrew L. Eide, Spooner, theft, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Betty H. Faircloth, Spooner, theft, $299.00, local jail. Donald R. Poole, Shell Lake, resisting or obstructing an officer, $243.00, local jail, costs. Gerald J. Stariha, Spooner, OWI, $1,424.00, local jail, license revoked 24 months, ignition interlock, alcohol assessment, other sentence.

(Oct. 2, 9, 16) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff vs. STEVEN W. PETERSON et al, Defendants. CASE NO. 13-CV-89 FORECLOSURE CASE CODE-30404 The Honorable Eugene D. Harrington PUBLICATION SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN: TO: Steven W. Peterson N4699 Highway 253 Spooner, Wisconsin 54801 JANE DOE PETERSON N4699 Highway 253 Spooner, Wisconsin 54801 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 October 2, 2013, 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 Clerk of Court, whose address is Washburn County Courthouse, 10 4th Avenue, P.O. Box 339, Shell Lake, WI 54871 and to Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C., Plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is 4650 N. Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 532121059. 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. Dated this 27th day of September, 2013. KOHNER, MANN & KAILAS, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff Janine L. Collette State Bar No.: 1063934 Our firm is a debt collector. This letter is an attempt to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 593309 WNAXLP

Ben A. Johnson, Brighton, Mich., and Jessica A. Rischar, Brighton, Mich. Christopher E. Moran, Minneapolis, Minn., and Jamie A. (Oct. 2, 9, 16) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff vs. SUSAN MARIE KARGER, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 12 CV 27 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 23, 2013, in the amount of $249,197.26, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 30, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following terms: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot 2 of Certified Survey Map No. 910, recorded in Volume 4 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 195 as Document No. 178664 being a part of Government Lot 3, Section 36, Township 40 North of Range 13 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin; excepting a parcel commencing at an iron pipe at the Northwest corner of said Lot 2 on the shore of McKinley Lake; thence North 63˚ 29’ 50” East along the North line of said lot a distance of 124.50 feet to an iron pipe being the point of beginning; thence continuing along the Northerly line of said lot North 32˚ 08’ 20” East 93.87 feet to an iron pipe; thence South 0˚ 29’ 15” East 79.06 feet; thence South 89˚ 30’ 45” West 50.61 feet back to the point of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N7647 Pair O Lakes Road, Spooner, WI 54801. TAX KEY NO.: 65-014-2-40-1336-5 05-003-013000. Dated this 30th day of August, 2013. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Russell J. Karnes Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1054982 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 2974690 5693194 WNAXLP


Washburn County Sheriff’s Office is seeking bids for providing food service for inmates at the Washburn County Jail. All bids are due by Nov. 12, 2013, at 2 p.m. Bids will be presented to the Law Enforcement Committee on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. for discussion and action. For specifications and requirements, contact: Sheriff Terry Dryden, Washburn County Sheriff’s Office, 421 Hwy. 63, P.O. Box 429, Shell Lake, WI 54871, 715-468-4700. Please send bids to: Attn: Jail Inmate Food Service.” Washburn County reserves the right to reject any and all bids. 594217 9r WNAXLP

Koehler, Minneapolis, Minn. Ian N. Ramer, Thorp, and Bree M. Stone, Spooner. Christopher R. Rubich, St. Francis, Minn., and Nicole A. M. Kotaska, St. Francis, Minn. Drew S. Knoop, Hayward, and Jennifer M. Haack, Hayward. Scott E. McTaggart, Spooner, and Molly I. Christianson, Spooner. Robert C. Koek, Minneapolis, Minn., and Jennifer H. Fornengo, Minneapolis, Minn. Nicholas N. Veydin, Spooner, and Kassandra L. Fredrickson, Spooner. Joshua W. Voight, Shell Lake, and Santana M. Estrada, Shell Lake.

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Jay M. Anderson, Ladysmith, operating without valid license, $200.50. Jessica M. Anderson, Rochester, Minn., speeding, $200.00. Sandi G. Beecroft, Shell Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Sara L. Brunclik, Rice Lake, speeding, $175.30. Austin K. Bruner, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $299.00. Thomas J. Flores, Springbrook, dog owner failure to pay license tax, $154.10. Kerri S. Gamboni, Spooner, speeding, $175.00. Steven R. Hauswirth, Hayward, speeding, $200.50.

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(Oct. 2, 9, 16) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT J. CONNERS Amended Order Setting Time to Hear Petition for Administration and Deadline for Filing Claims (Formal Administration) Case No. 13-PR-50 A petition for formal administration was filed. THE COURT FINDS: The decedent, with date of birth August 11, 1933, and date of death May 13, 2013, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of P.O. Box 256, Shell Lake, WI 54871. THE COURT ORDERS: 1. The petition be heard at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, before Circuit Court Judge Eugene D. Harrington on October 21, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. You do not need to appear unless you object. The petition may be granted if there is no objection. 2. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is January 9, 2014. 3. A claim may be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. 4. Heirship will be determined at the hearing on petition for final judgment. 5. Publication of this notice is notice to any persons whose names or address are unknown. BY THE COURT: Eugene D. Harrington Circuit Court Judge September 24, 2013 Katherine M. Stewart P.O. Box 364 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-9081 593195 WNAXLP Bar No.: 1005716

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Shell Lake’s Students of the Month announced

SHELL LAKE — Shell Lake Schools recently announced the students of the month. Joey Kodesh, senior, is the son of Linda and Timothy Kodesh. His favorite subject is journalism. He is involved in basketball and enjoys church groups. “I feel great for earning student of the month. Thank you all.” Kaylea Kidder, junior, is the daughter of Dave and Bev Kidder. Her favorite subjects are history and English. She is involved in volleyball, the school newspaper, yearbook and softball. “I am honored

for being chosen as student of the month.” Emily McCarthy, sophomore, is the daughter of Sara Ducos. Her favorite subjects are algebra 2, biology and chemistry. She is involved in band, jazz band and volleyball. Her hobbies include being a Junior Explorer at Dresser, Osceola, Garfield Fire Department, softball and basketball. “I’m very thankful for being chosen as student of the month! Thanks! Makes me mega-happy!” Cassidy Schroeder, freshman, is the daughter of Jason and Tiffany Schroeder. Her favorite subject is math. She is Madeline Hopke, left, and Savannah Steines have been chosen students of the month for Shell Lake Middle School. involved in student council, band, vol-

leyball, basketball and softball. “I feel honored by being student of the month; especially three years in a row.” Madeline Hopke, eighth grade, is the daughter of Danette and Pete Hopke. Her favorite subjects are English and agriculture. She is involved in volleyball and track. She enjoys riding horse and playing with animals. “I feel really honored to be student of the month. Thank you!” Savannah Steines, seventh grade, is the daughter of Clayton Steines and Sarah Steines. Her favorite classes are gym, art, science and social studies. She is involved in volleyball, track and art club. She enjoys art, nature, family and friends. “I am very excited and honored to have been chosen to be student of the month. Thank you!” — with information from Shell Lake Schools

Capitol ceremony celebrates Wisconsin Title 1 Schools of Recognition Shell Lake High School Students of the Month are (L to R): Cassidy Schroeder, Emily McCarthy, Kaylea Kidder and Joey Kodesh. — Photos submitted

Shell Lake School menu Breakfast Monday, Oct. 21: Bagel or mini cinnamon roll. Tuesday, Oct. 22: Cheddar and egg biscuit or 3-berry bar and muffin. Wednesday, Oct. 23: French toast sticks or yogurt parfait. Thursday, Oct. 24: Yogurt parfait or muffin and cheese stick. Friday, Oct. 25: Laker pizza or apple stick. Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/fruit and milk with their main item. Every day breakfast is free to all students.

Lunch Monday, Oct. 21: BBQ pork sandwich. Tuesday, Oct. 22: Tacos. Wednesday, Oct. 23: Mac and cheese or chicken quesadilla. Thursday, Oct. 24: Chicken wrap. Friday, Oct. 25: Rotini pasta with meatballs. Salad bar is served daily to all students. They will also have a daily alternate entrée choice of either sandwich pack: PB&J, flavored cracker and cheese stick or yogurt pack: Flavored fat-free yogurt with granola, flavored cracker and cheese stick.

State Superintendent Tony Evers, center, praised Shell Lake Elementary for being among 167 schools in the state that received Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition honors for the 2013‑14 school year during a special Tuesday, Oct. 8, ceremony at the state Capitol in Madison. Evers welcomed, Jim Connell, left, superintendent, and Tiffany Schroeder, right, instructor, to the recognition event. “Partnerships among teachers, parents, administrators, school staff members and the community contribute to the academic success of students in schools that receive this honor,” Evers said. Shell Lake was recognized for the sixth consecutive year. — Photo submitted

National Walk To School Day observed by Shell Lake students, parents and staff

ABOVE: Shell Lake Chief of Police Dave Wilson walked with the Shell Lake students to show his support on the National Walk To School Day held Wednesday, Oct. 9. The day is meant to encourage students living a close distance from school to get out and walk. Some bused students were dropped off away from the school giving them the opportunity to also walk to school. ABOVE RIGHT: Mia Bohl walked from the Shell Lake Fire Hall to the 3-12 school carrying the log cabin that she had completed the night before as a school project. She was not going to let anything stop her. RIGHT: Elle Nelson and Alyssa Hodgett walked to school to spend more time together. LEFT: Teacher Linda Schrankel handed out stickers to Jayden Hodgett and Violet Nasmen after they completed the walk to school.

Photos by Larry Samson

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Wyatt Kemp reacts to the taste of the headcheese that he and the other children sampled. The students tasted many home-preserved jellies that Robin Pollei brought in from her stock. The most unusual was the mulberry jelly.

The Shell Lake fourth-grade students learned that chores were divided between women’s work and men’s work. The chore of washing the clothes with a washing board was hard work. Mia Bohl and Rhianna Johnson made the work of washing the dirty socks go faster by working together. It was one of the lessons they learned during Pioneer Day, which was held on Friday, Oct. 11, at Shell Lake Elementary.

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