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Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 Vol. 125, No. 8 • Shell Lake, Wis.

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• Jack O’ Lantern Fest @ Spooner • Pretty Good Party at Shell Lake • Corn maze & Hayride @ Shell Lake • Country Western Show/dinner @ Cumberland See Events page 6


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Laker 2013 homecoming scenes Page 12

SPORTS Coverage of local prep contests Pages 13 & 14 This great blue heron was recently spotted working a local shoreline for fish. The herons will be leaving soon on their migratory trip to South America. This scene may look familiar as it was published previously in black and white - but we felt the photo deserved to be seen in full color. — Photo by Larry Samson


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National Newspaper Week, which runs from Oct. 6-12, promotes the value of community newspapers. This year’s theme is Your Community, Your Newspaper, Your Life. The Washburn County Register and its sister paper, the Inter-County Leader, strive not only to “hold up the mirror” to our lives but also to provide accurate information in the American tradition of a free, aggressive and responsible press. National Newspaper Week has been celebrated for 73 years, and the InterCounty Cooperative Publishing Association, publishers of the Register and Leader, have been around for all of those years - and then some ... 80 years to be exact. As the only cooperative-owned weekly newspapers in America, we celebrate National Newspaper Week in conjunction with October Cooperative Month. And we take this opportunity to thank our loyal readers for their support. - Editor

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The marketplace, simplified

by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SHELL LAKE – For the next six months individuals can call or log on to apply for coverage from the health insurance marketplace. Opened on Oct. 1, the marketplace gives people the opportunity to weigh coverage options and get coverage. Open enrollment is the time period when anyone can buy or change their insurance coverage.  This year the open enrollment period includes the new marketplace.  For those who enroll in a marketplace plan, coverage can begin as soon as Jan. 1, 2014.  Marketplace insurance plans are offered by private companies and cover the same core set of benefits, or essential health benefits.  These benefits are services that all insurance plans are required to cover (see list below). All marketplace plans have these benefits as the minimum requirement.  By providing information about your household size and income you will learn if you can get lower costs based on your income, compare

coverage options, and if you qualify for free or low-cost coverage. Plans in the marketplace cannot deny you coverage based on pre-existing conditions, and cannot charge women more than men for the same plan.  There are four categories of insurance plans in the marketplace, bronze, silver, gold and platinum.   The different categories help you choose what plan is right for you and in no way indicate the quality or amount of care the plan provides.  The category of plan reflects how much your premium costs each month and what portion of the bill you will pay.  It also determines the total amount you will spend for the year if you need additional care.  Private companies insure the plans listed on the marketplace, but your state or federal government manages the marketplace.  The state of Wisconsin does not manage its own marketplace, and residents must use the federal marketplace.  Regardless of where you live anyone can apply using the federal marketplace on or calling 800-318-2596. Those without coverage in 2014 will pay a penSee Marketplace, page 4

Wisconsin: A hotbed of hot cooperatives October is Cooperative Month

Editor’s note: The Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association, publishers of the Washburn County Register and Inter-County Leader newspapers, and the Advertisers, is proud to present a five-part series on cooperatives, produced by the Alliance of Polk Burnett Cooperatives as part of October Cooperative Month. Part 2 of five-part series by The Alliance of Polk Burnett Cooperatives   We are exceptional, unique. We are also common, one among many, a part of a large whole. We are a cooperative. The Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association is, as far as we know, the only newspaper co-op in Wisconsin, though there are other printing and publishing companies.  It is possible that we are the only co-op newspapers in the country. But Wisconsin has thousands of co-ops of various types—credit unions, electric co-ops, phone co-ops and mutual insurance companies. It also has cooperative grocery stores, dairies, agricultural stores, bookstores, musicians, artists and crafters.   

The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives (uwcc.wisc. edu), looking at the economic impact these entities have in the state, counts 262 credit unions, 115 farm supply and marketing stores, 54 housing cooperatives, 40 water/waste facilities, 33 mutual insurance companies, 26 electric co-ops, 24 health care co-ops, 22 day cares, 18 arts and crafts, and entertainment organizations, plus finance, education, media, telephone, transportation and other co-ops. Wages from these entities are about $850 million, with more than 20,000 employees.  At least 3 million Wisconsinites are members of these various groups, and many more probably buy Ocean Spray cranberry juice, Sunkist oranges, Land O’Lakes butter or Organic Valley milk, shop at Ace Hardware or have spent the night at a Best Western without knowing these are cooperatives.  The Inter-County Leader and Washburn County Register are owned by its subscribers. For just $5, a subscriber becomes a member and is invited to an annual meeting in December at which door prizes are distributed, board members elected and a dinner is served.

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Chamber of commerce and arts center sponsor Oktoberfest

Susan Bouchard, Shannon Klopp and Gary Gramberg peruse the raffle prize selections. The chamber and the arts center hold Oktoberfest as a shared fundraiser. Tony Johnson talked shop with Matt Dryden of The Body Shop Fitness and Athletic Training Center in Shell Lake.

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Sarah Larson, representing Butternut Hills Golf Course, served samples of food. — Photo by Suzanne Johnson

Brett Holman of Stormy Monday rips into his guitar during the band’s performance at Shell Lake’s Oktoberfest.

Shown are a couple of members of the Three Knives Polka Band as they entertained the crowd at Oktoberfest. — Photo by Suzanne Johnson

LEFT: Terri Reiter and Fred Kosmach laugh as they polka.

RIGHT: Phil and Eve, Turtle Lake, had fun at Oktoberfest. — Photo by Suzanne Johnson

Rudy and Sharon Kessler, Shell Lake, appeared in costume at the Barb and Sam Boatman posed for a quick photo as event and enjoyed dancing to several they danced to music played by Stormy Monday. Two of of the polkas performed by the Three Boatmans grandsons are members of the band. Rivers Polka Band of River Falls.

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Close vote on support staff wages at Spooner by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SPOONER - A narrow vote at Spooner Area School District’s meeting on Monday, Oct. 7, approved an increase for district support staff and custodial staff wages by 2.07 percent an hour. The original resolution to increase the support staff wages by 1 percent an hour failed 4-3. Board member Kyle Pierce made the passing motion to increase the wages to 2.07 percent an hour.  The motion passed 4-3. Problematic wiring in the Spooner High School gymnasium will soon be replaced.  The incorrect gauge wiring has been causing capacitors to blow in the motors that raise and lower the baskets in the gymnasium.  The board approved the resolution to change the wiring from 12 gauge to 8 gauge at a cost of $4,348.  “It turns out it was the installer’s responsibility to make sure the appropriate wire was used,” explained Don Haack, district superintendent.  The funds to cover the cost of the repairs will be taken out of the contingency fund that was set up for issues such as this.  On a recommendation supported by district administration, the board approved the district’s adopting of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s educator effectiveness model.  “The reason I am bringing this to the board now is because by the end of November we have to declare whether we are going to use the DPI or CESA 6 model,” explained Haack.  Given a choice between the DPI model or the CESA 6 model, district administration determined the DPI model better suited the district.  The goal of the DPI model is to provide students with effective and qualified educators who positively affect

student learning. Student outcomes and educator practice are the two parts of the educator effectiveness system. The board also approved the proposed contract with the Spooner Ice House for the use of the facility for the 2013-2014 school year.  Markgren reported that this year’s contract cost will be $16,612.50.  “That represents about a $3,800 decrease,” Markgren stated.  Markgren attributes the decreased cost to the decrease of ice time the hockey team needs since joining the hockey co-op. Monique Clark of Spooner School District parent-teacher organization came before the board to report on PTO fundraising efforts.  According to Clark the organization has raised $12,505.93 through various fundraising efforts.  Clark reported that the PTO is looking to update the playground equipment with their funds.  “One piece of equipment is going to cost $13,000 to $15,000 apiece … $12,500 is an incredible amount of money to bring in, but it is really not going to give them that much,” Clark acknowledged.  So far, Clark has found a grant-funding opportunity, but the funding for it starts at $20,000 in matching funds.  Mike Markgren, district business manager, said he would look into possible options for funding of the equipment. Several donations to the district were accepted by the board, including $500 for the high school drama club from State Farm’s good neighbor grant program.  The elementary school received two rocking chairs from Dahl’s Home Store for the media center.  The high school small engines class received five lawn mowers from Jim Block.  The elementary school also received $50 for tables from Rainbow Home Center and $500 from Kohl’s Cares.  Spooner Middle School Principal

Shell Lake adjusts improvement projects

Lynnea Lake explained that the donation from Kohl’s will go to a fund for school activities, like field trips. Jennifer Peterson, high school principal, reported to the board that the curriculum committee has ascertained 10 primary action steps in their strategic planning process. “I have been working very closely with our reading specialist and our curriculum-building leads to make sure we have covered all of our bases,” Peterson stated.  The committee also includes district staff and parents.  Peterson plans to present their finalized document to the

board at the end of the month. An update from the strategic planning mental health and safety committee was given by Lake. To date, Lake reported that the committee has identified the strengths and weaknesses of the district and prioritized three needs for students.  “So right now we have prioritized our needs for the students, established what our goals are and the group has gone back to work on the individual steps that it will take,” explained Lake.  She expects the committee to return to the board sometime in December with a final plan.

Spooner Area School District to receive $45,625 less than projected

SPOONER - An internal miscommunication regarding the student membership has changed funding numbers for Spooner Area School District.   Michael Markgren, district business manager, explained in an email that the actual full-time enrolled pupil count for revenue limit purposes is 1,359, not the 1,383 count as he previously reported.  The 1,383 is the total number of students in the district, not the count of full-timeequivalent students in the district. “This means that we will receive $45,625 less than my projections,” wrote Markgren.

A school district’s revenue limit is based on the FTE students. The way the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction defines student membership and performs the student count is complex, but each year school districts in Wisconsin take a pupil count on the third Friday in September.   This number is then converted to the FTE pupil count which is reported to DPI.  The DPI then determines how much funding each district receives based on the FTE count and other factors. - Danielle Moe

Public meeting planned for Hwy. 63 in Washburn County

Meeting to focus on replacement of nearly five miles of pavement

SHELL LAKE — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northwest Region in Superior is announcing a public information meeting to discuss plans for a pavement resurface project on Hwy. 63 between Woodyard Road and CTH B East. The meeting is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Shell Lake City Hall, council chambers, located at 501 1st St.  The proposed scope of work for this recondition project includes widening the paved shoulders; adding right- and leftturn lanes at CTH D and Hill Top Road; a right-turn lane at Peterson Drive and the school; a two-way-left-turn lane and pedestrian refuge island configuration within Shell Lake; pedestrian and bicycle path east of Hwy. 63 between Industrial Boulevard and CTH B East that will go through Memorial Park; and side road,

park and driveway connections within Shell Lake. WisDOT staff will be on hand to answer questions about the project. This meeting will only address this specific project and will not cover the Hwy. 63 project that begins at the south county line and travels northward to Woodyard Road.   This public information meeting is an opportunity to review and comment on preliminary design. An environmental report will be prepared as part of the project to identify potential impacts of the project. People with an interest in, or knowledge about, historical and archaeological resources in the project area are invited to present such information at the meeting. For information about the project or the public information meeting, contact WisDOT’s project manager, Phil Keppers, at 715-395-3027 or 800-590-1868, ext. 13027. The meeting site is handicapped accessible. Hearing impaired individuals may request special accommodations by calling Wisconsin Telecommunication Relay System at 7-1-1. — from WisDOT

Washburn County begins hazard mitigation plan update

James Peterson and Sons Inc. have requested an extension on completion dates for Shell Lake’s street improvement project. — Photo by Larry Samson Parker, the city’s public works director.  Next year’s construction will include the parts of the project that are on Eighth SHELL LAKE — James Peterson and Avenue from Second Street to Sixth Sons Inc. have requested to extend com- Street/CTH B and Fourth Street and Fifth pletion dates on the city of Shell Lake’s Street.  “My understanding is they are in2013 street improvement project.  Delays tending to wait until next spring for the in receiving grant funds for the project rest of it, because they do not want to get caused the project dates to be pushed into a position where they are having to back at the start.  “We had kind of told maintain a gravel road,” explained Anthe contractor we knew there are going derson.  Anderson estimates that by the to be delays with the completion date … end of this construction season, 65 percent and we never really firmly adjusted the of the project should be completed.  Andy Eiche pointed out to Anderson completion date,” acknowledged Teresa and committee members that several Anderson, MSA project engineer.  According to Anderson, JPS intends to cracks have appeared in the new sidecomplete parts of the project that remain walks.  “They should saw those out and on Second Avenue, Fifth Avenue, First replace them,” Anderson stated, explainStreet, Second Street and Eighth Avenue ing the cost of fixing the cracks will fall from First Street to Second Street this fall.  under the projects warranty. Parker and This will include all underground utilities, Anderson determined the cracks would pavement, curb and sidewalk in those be dealt with before JPS finishes this areas.  “Otherwise they have been going year’s construction. at it, it has been going good,” stated Jeff

by Danielle Moe Register staff writer

SHELL LAKE — Washburn County, like the rest of the state of Wisconsin, is vulnerable to a variety of disasters. Wisconsin has incurred disaster-related damages totaling $3 billion in the last three decades, but future losses can be reduced through mitigation activities. A recent study by the Multihazard Mitigation Council shows that each dollar spent on mitigation saves society an average of $4. Since 1993 more than 400 disasters have occurred in the United States, affecting communities in all 50 states, costing the country over $500 million per week and killing over 24,000 people. Mitigation actions reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from hazards. These preventative actions can be as simple as elevating a furnace in a basement that sometimes has water on the floor. Mitigation can also have a comprehensive approach such as relocating buildings out of the floodplain or strengthening critical facilities to prevent wind damage and provide stronger shelter. In an effort to better prepare Washburn County to manage its vulnerability to disaster, Carol Buck, Washburn County Emergency Management director, applied for and received a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program planning grant. The goal of this project is to complete an approvable plan update, which will serve as a road map that outlines potential cost-effective hazard mitigation activi-

ties, some of which might be available for future grant funding. Hazard mitigation plans and projects reduce overall risks to the population and structures while also reducing reliance on funding from actual disaster declarations. For example, the rigorous building standards adopted by 20,000 communities across the country are saving the nation more than $1.1 billion a year in prevented flood damages. The plan is designed to look at the risks and vulnerabilities that the county faces from natural disaster and to develop mitigation strategies that might reduce future losses. As part of this planning update process, Buck is assembling a work group to review and guide the planning activities. The work group will review the current plan and will begin identifying new information and hazard mitigation strategies for the update. Buck stated, “I am very excited about this part of the planning process. The input from the work group can have long-lasting impacts, making Washburn County safer and more disaster-resistant.” FEMA has recognized the importance of having members of the community involved in the process, and Buck would like to ensure that all interested members of the community have an opportunity to provide input into the plan update. If you are interested in more information about the plan or would like to provide input into the update, please contact Buck at 715-468-4730. — from WCEM



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How would Duffy vote? For the past 30 years, starting with Ronald Reagan, Republicans have been telling us government is the problem, not the solution. As time has gone on, Republicans have become more and more antigovernment until now they seem to believe shutting down the government will benefit the country, rather than harm it.  No wonder they have proven so feckless at governing.  They don’t believe in it. A look at our local phone book shows how the government shutdown affects people in our area.  Employees of the forest service, fish and wildlife service, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Geological Survey and Veterans Affairs will be affected.  Since 70 percent of our economy consists of consumer spending, local businesses may also be impacted. Our congressman, Sean Duffy, seems happily compliant with this foolishness.  Congressman Duffy has already voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act over 40 times.  Why he objects to people being able to purchase health insurance from private companies with subsidies for low-income

citizens is beyond me. Or perhaps he objects to requiring people to be responsible for their health-care costs in case of an accident, so the rest of us don’t have to foot the bill. Utah and Massachusetts have had similar health-care exchanges for several years, and their citizens seem happy with them.  Perhaps Congressman Duffy is afraid people will like being able to afford insurance and will realize his party’s horror stories were designed to protect the companies that enrich themselves off people’s illnesses. As I write this, Speaker of the House John Boehner has been unwilling to allow the bill that was passed in the Senate to come to a vote in the House.  The Senate bill keeps the government open and nothing else.  There is general agreement that, if the House of Representatives is allowed a vote on the Senate bill, it will pass with the votes of Democrats and moderate Republicans.  If this were to happen, I wonder, how would Duffy vote?   Helen Hoar Ashland/Shell Lake

We need to protect ourselves It looks quite certain to me that Iran, within a year or so, will have nuclear bombs, and shortly thereafter, the ballistic missiles needed to send them to the United States. Obama’s endless dithering with feckless U.N. resolutions and sanctions that do not impede Iran’s nuclear progress will allow this to happen. He now wants extended discussions with Iranian officials who are known liars and who have demonstrated that they cannot be trusted. If Iran devastates a few cities in the U. S. or Israel, killing millions, what should the U.S. response be? It would be nice if we could intercept those missiles before they landed. Unfortunately, we don’t have an adequate missile defense system to ensure safety. This is largely so because Democratic presidents and Congresses have opposed funding research and de-

velopment of missile defense systems. By this time, we could have had space-based antimissile systems that would destroy enemy missiles in the boost phase just after their launch. Those that opposed antimissile system development argued that such development and deployment would be provocative. I don’t think so. Rather, having such systems would discourage countries from developing offensive nucleartipped missiles in the first place. With radical Islam’s determination to wipe Israel (the little Satan) and the United States (the great Satan) off the map, we may well regret someday that we couldn’t protect ourselves. James Lewis Shell Lake

Jesus would be labeled a terrorist I recently saw on Facebook some of the goals of the Tea Party. They were the usual: get rid of Obama, force the poor to take drug tests before getting food stamps (tests show the poor have no greater drug usage than the general public). In other words, just harass them, try to keep them from voting, make it sound noble, say you are preventing voting fraud (which is a lie). If Jesus joined the Tea Party, he would bring the Bible up to date. Jesus would say, “Forget the poor and downtrodden.  The Good Samaritan was a meddler and should not have gotten involved in foreign affairs.  After all, the victim was to blame for the whole thing.” Jesus should have been carrying an assault weapon for his own protection. “It’s no use giving food stamps to support the poor, they just spend the money at the casino.”  I heard a lady say this at a (Congressman) Duffy town hall meeting.  Duffy didn’t object or say it was not true. As a member of the Tea Party, Jesus would say, “Blessed are the rich, they are now called job creators, for they create jobs in the Cayman Islands and the banks of Switzerland. When I said blessed are the children I didn’t mean the House of Representatives. They may act like children (43 votes on something they know

is meaningless). They say it is to defund Obamacare. In reality it is just to take away medical care from 43 million Americans. I wish someone would just burp them and put a pacifier in their mouths so they would just stop whining.” For a group that makes $174,000 a year, plus large amounts of perks and plus the best health care you can get, it shows a great  deal of arrogance, complaining about people who do work to be paid $10 dollars an hour. In a survey, 34 percent of Republicans thought Obama was a Muslim, 30 percent said he was born in Kenya.  I wonder what that number would’ve been had Obama had been born white. He is half white/half black, which leaves him with a complexion similar to what Jesus would have had. The Fox News of Jesus’ day would probably have called Jesus an Arab terrorist. After all, he kicked the money changers tables over (the job creators of the day). He talked openly to a prostitute, he said you should pay your taxes, he practiced medicine without a license, and he brewed wine without  a permit. Francis Peterson Spooner

Three nights of music coming to Church of Nazarene

SPOONER — The Church of the Nazarene, N4584 Hwy. 253, Spooner, will host three nights of music, Oct. 15-17. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, everyone is welcome to a Community Singspiration. This is a sing-along with Church of the Nazarene singers and musicians. Hymn singing will be interspersed with special numbers by some talented adults and children. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m., the Herrlinger Family Singers will offer a concert using a variety of styles including traditional hymns, a cappella singing,

instrumental arrangements, folk styles, original works and old-fashioned gospel bluegrass. The Herrlingers are a family of nine, ranging in age from 9 to 24. Starting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, a BBQ meal will be served before the 6:30 p.m. concert by the Garms Family. This musical group does a variety of uplifting styles of music, including gospel bluegrass, Southern Gospel and traditional hymns. For more information, contact the church at 715-635-3495. — from Church of the Nazarene

Support TNR Recently Farm, Feral and Stray ran a Trap-Neuter-Return clinic at a farm in Hudson, neutering 25 male cats. We had the good fortune to find a young veterinarian who waived her fee to help us. With the help of donations from outside Wisconsin we have a good start on halting the reproduction rate of this large colony of cats. We want to emphasize, our examinations show these cats had no external parasites, were all well-fed, all have names and all wear collars.  They are taken care of.  We find this to be the rule with most of these colonies, not the exception.  The Washburn County shelter says “We believe that the cats living in ‘feral colonies’ cannot be kept healthy or comfortable enough for us to be involved in this type of program.” All of the cats we help are being cared for by local caregivers, farmers and average citizens like you and me. Farm, Feral and Stray does not go out into the “wilderness” to trap and release cats. So, the next time your humane society manager says community cats “are in terrible condition,” don’t you believe it. 

Shelters like the Arnell Memorial Humane Society in Polk County and the Washburn County Area Humane Society refuse to help these cats and criticize our efforts. These are “humane societies” who proclaim to be “dedicated to the protection of animals.” The Washburn County shelter admits it is assisting the DNR with killing community cats. How humane is it to ignore these cats and the people who care for them? And, how humane is it to take away their God-given right to life? Think carefully before you support or donate to these shelters.  What are they doing to help the most popular pet in America?  Ask them what their plans are for addressing the thousands of freeroaming cats in our neighborhoods. If the answer is not TNR then stop supporting them. It’s time all cat lovers in Wisconsin demand our shelters and local officials protect our community by supporting TNR.  Tanya Borg Farm Feral and Stray Centuria

Missing woman found safe TREGO - Authorities located a missing 69-year-old Trego woman after she went missing from her residence on Big McKenzie Road in Washburn County on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Sandra Casler was found Thursday in a wooded area near her home at approximately 12 p.m. Despite spending nearly 21 hours in the elements, official reports state that she was found in relatively good physical condition and was transported to Spooner Health System for precautionary examination.  In a news release, Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden praised the efforts of all volunteer searchers, as well as members of the Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Washburn County Sheriff’s deputies and  the Town of Minong constable.     “All of the search teams and volunteer searchers were working in a very rugged wooded area and all of their ‘don’t give up attitudes’ resulted in success-

Sandra Casler fully finding Sandra Casler,” the release stated. - Danielle Moe

Two injured in tractor-vehicle collision RURAL SHELL LAKE - Two men were injured Wednesday, Oct. 2, in a tractor-vehicle accident on CTH H at Bashaw Lake Road and were taken by ambulance for medical treatment. According to the Burnett County Sheriff’s Department, Joel Kellso of Spooner was driving southbound on CTH H at approximately 2 p.m., when a tractor and

fully loaded manure spreader, driven by Michael Rowe of Hertel, pulled out from Bashaw Lake Road into his path. Kellso told authoriies he was not able to avoid the accident. No further information on the condition of either man is known at this time. - with information from Burnett County Sheriff’s Dept.

Cooperatives/from page 1 The editorial page of the Leader from its founding, Thursday, Nov. 2, 1933, has a statement by its first editor, Bennie Bye: “The Leader owes its birth to the burning conviction that the people need a voice. It aims to provide this expression, it seeks to be a well of common strength in these troublesome times. “The Inter-County Leader has one main purpose. This is to publish fully the FACTS and NEWS which concern

the welfare of the people of Polk, Burnett, Barron and St. Croix counties. The Leader does not represent any one section or class. It will not further the interests of any one group. It is founded on the principle that the welfare of one is the welfare of all. Its success, if it succeeds, is yours. Likewise, its failure, if it fails, is yours.” - submitted by the Alliance of Polk Burnett Cooperatives  

alty of $95 per adult, $47.50 per child, or 1 percent of your income (whichever is higher). These fees will increase every year, but some may qualify for an exemption to this fee. You are considered covered if you have Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, COBRA, retiree coverage, TRICARE, VA health coverage, any jobbased plan, or plan you bought yourself.   Essential health benefits include: • Ambulatory patient services (outpatient care you get without being admitted to a hospital) • Emergency services • Hospitalization (such as surgery) • Maternity and newborn care (care

before and after your baby is born) • Mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment (this includes counseling and psychotherapy) • Prescription drugs • Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices (services and devices to help people with injuries, disabilities or chronic conditions gain or recover mental and physical skills) • Laboratory services • Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management • Pediatric services. - with information from

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Local libraries receive grant

by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SHELL LAKE/SPOONER — The Shell Lake Public Library and Spooner Memorial Library have both been awarded $250 grants through the Growing Wisconsin Readers Initiative, coordinated by the Department of Public Instruction’s Public Library Development Team. The two libraries were selected from a pool of nearly 80 public libraries across Wisconsin to receive one of the 40 grants.  “We are superexcited,” said Amy Stormberg, director of the Shell Lake library.  The Shell Lake Public Library will be starting a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The Spooner library will use the funds to improve their existing early literacy center.  “We are going to use that to get some new toys in the early literacy center and also some new board books,” Part of the Growing Wisconsin Readers Initiative is to encourage parents and other caregivers explained Sally Sundeen, the Spooner to read to pre-K-aged children. — File photo children’s librarian. 

Both programs’ purpose is to establish literacy in young children through fun activities and reading goals. Children participating in the 1,000 Books program will receive a reading log, “and for every hundred books they read they will get a mini-prize, then they will get a grand prize when they have completed the 1,000 books before kindergarten,” explained Stormberg. A side goal of the initiative is to encourage caregivers about how to read effectively with a child.  “It’s a big push for young kids to read books, and for parents to spend time with them,” said Sundeen. Children of all ages will find fun activities that will increase their literacy in the early literacy center. Children participating in the 1,000 Books program will have the opportunity to be rewarded for their literacy, while spend quality time with caregivers to achieve their reading goals. “If you can read you can do anything,” stated Sundeen.

Children’s author to discuss new book Picture book event for children and adults SPOONER — On Saturday, Oct. 26, 1-2 p.m., Wisconsin children’s author Joanne Linden will talk about her new picture

book, “Fiddleheads to Fir Trees” at Northwind Book and Fiber in Spooner. Her presentation will be intriguing for anyone interested in nature and a pure joy for those who appreciate well-crafted poetry and science for children. From the unwelcome prickle of the

thistle to the generous shade of the catalpa tree, leaves come in a remarkable and surprising variety of shapes, colors and sizes. Children and adults will be delighted learning about the 14 diverse North American plants depicted in “Fiddleheads to Fir Trees,” from weeping wil-

low and cedar to cattail and poison ivy. In her book, Linden introduces each plant with a poem and explains its leafy character in a nature note. — submitted

Area news at a glance BARRON — A half century of practicing law in Barron is coming to a close for local attorney Gerald Liden as he sells his business to local attorney Andrew Harrington, Shell Lake native, who joined the firm four years ago. Harrington is a 2008 graduate of Hamline University Law School. Last year he succeeded Liden as Barron city attorney. Liden, 80, said he has been coping with a rare blood disorder since his 40s, but the condition has worsened over time, and he made the decision to join a hospice program. Liden practiced in Barron for 51 years because he liked the area and the people. “We’ve had as many as five lawyers working in Barron, but now there are two,” Liden said. “I’m hoping Andrew can find another (attorney) to come into the practice. There is quite a bit of history to this firm.” Charles Taylor

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners Sept. 30 - $30 Julie Krueger, Lino Lakes, Minn. Oct. 1 - $30 Tirzah Robillard, Farmington, Minn. Oct. 2 - $30 Dustin Kosmach, Lake in the Hills, Ill. Oct. 3 - $30 Amber Kasprowicz, Lino Lakes, Minn. Oct. 4 - $30 Peter and Lori Durand, New Richmond

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High Low Precip. 77 34 75 36 69 31 69 38 75 50 52 37 41 32

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High Low Precip. 70 46 74 57 74 38 .60” rain 74 41 57 52 .19” rain 59 53 .04” rain 58 49 1.20” rain

Lake level: Monday, Oct. 9, 2012: 1,216.61’ MSL Monday, Oct. 7, 2013: 1,216.75’ MSL

started the firm in 1906. — from the Barron News-Shield ••• FREDERIC — Five Amish families recently moved to the area and are living on farms east of Frederic and Luck. A fundraising Haystack supper was held in Frederic to help the families raise money to set up a school. This also gave people of the community a chance to meet the new families as well as enjoy a harvest meal. — from the Inter-County Leader ••• RICE LAKE — Bob Herzog, Rice Lake, stroked a hole-in-one on Turtleback’s 15th hole on Monday, Sept. 30. The 85-yearold’s 7-iron shot found the cup at a distance of 108 yards. The former Rice Lake High School principal had pulled off the feat three times previously at the Bunker

Hills course in Dubuque, Iowa, when he worked in that community many years ago. Herzog said the shot on Monday came as a surprise because he hadn’t played in three weeks due to health issues. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype ••• GRANTSBURG — A Department of Natural Resources prescribed burn used to restore wildlife habitat in Crex Meadows Wildlife Area spread beyond planned containment lines Tuesday, Oct. 1, about 1:30 p.m. DNR crews stopped the fire’s forward progress about 7 p.m. with Minnesota air mutual aid. Crews continued to work throughout the night. The prescribed burn was 505 acres, but burned about an additional 600 acres on state land in Burnett County north of Grantsburg. No structures were damaged and

Register Memories 1953 - 60 years ago

• Mrs. Donald Anderson, Shell Lake, was elected one of three directors of the state 4-H Leaders Council. • Washburn County 4-H record books from the following members were submitted for district competition: Howard Furchtenicht, Excella Club; Lee Swan, South Dewey; Karen Swan, South Dewey; Diane Emerson, Double D; Mary Dougherty, Lincoln; and Jim Toll, Jolly Workers, tractor book. • There was a light turnout at the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting when Spec Clanton, president, introduced Mrs. John Springer, Mr. Schaub and Mr. Falstad, all members of the Washburn County Industrial Committee. The members reviewed the development of their committee work and gave the chamber a questionnaire to fill out with information about Shell Lake. The information would be compiled with that of the rest of the county and given to businesses that inquire about new locations here. • Jack Blume had the misfortune of fracturing his right hand in a tractor accident.

1963 - 50 years ago

• Homecoming king and queen were John Schuster and Polly Pederson. • The Shell Lake Fire Department was called to Ben and Marie’s Bar to extinguish a fire that started in an air compressor in the back of the bar. Smoke and water damage were extensive. Clarence Rummel turned in the alarm and was instrumental in preventing a complete loss of the property. • Mrs. Hattie Wigchers reported that an apple tree at St. John’s Lutheran Church was in blossom due to the unseasonably warm weather the area was having in the fall. Apple blossoms in October were quite a rare sight in northern Wisconsin.

no one was injured. The fire burned grass, marsh and limited upland forest, including jack pine. — from WDNR ••• CAMERON — At 8:33 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, a crash occurred on Hwy. 8 at 23rd Street in Barron County near Cameron. A westbound vehicle, driven by Ann Fernstrom, 51, New Richmond, was attempting to complete a turn onto 23rd Street. Her vehicle was struck from behind by a westbound semi unit being operated by UPS Ground Freight Inc., driven by Jeremy Hackbarth, 30, Oneida. Fernstrom was airlifted from the scene to an Eau Claire hospital with non-lifethreatening injuries. The crash remains under investigation by Wisconsin State Patrol Inspectors and Troopers. — from WSP

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• Cookies were 29 cents a dozen at the Shell Lake Bakery.

1973 - 40 years ago

• The Idea Patrol was awarded the President’s Award at the Boy Scout Jamboree. Members of the group were Andy Fenton, Tedd Stouffer, Darwin Nordin, Ricky Boland, Devin Nordin and Kevin Krueger. The Bat Patrol was awarded a blue ribbon for being the top 33 percent in the judging. Team members were Joel Van Gilder, Andy Lehman, Marty Hoar, Tim Studt, Edward Driving Hawk, Jim Cable, Chris Thannum, Scott Kunselman and Richard Toepper. Leaders were Ken Schultz and Bob Bontekoe. • Norby Nielsen caught a 14-pound, 40-inch northern in Shell Lake. • Shell Lake FFA officers were Allen Albee, president; Russel Furchtenicht, vice president; Greg Odden, secretary; John Roeser, treasurer; Jim Biver, reporter; and Allen Melton, sentinel. • The Washburn County Head Start center was operating in the Indianhead Art Center. Staff members were Beverly Thomas, teacher; Beverlee Bruce, teacher assistant; Norma Roe, cook; and Buck Krakau, bus driver.

1983 - 30 years ago

• Frank Pokorny, Sarona, was hunting for wild ginseng, which he had faithfully done for more than 20 autumns. • Selected Shell Lake Elementary Good Citizens were Mark Powers, first grade; and Tammy Johnson, fifth. • Elected officers of the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce were LaVerne Tomczik, president; Elaine Krantz, vice president; Arne Stovring, treasurer; and Donna Hebert, secretary. • Trophy winners for their efforts in the Knights of Columbus Punt, Pass and Kick competition were Eric Nielsen, 12; Jeremy Jacobs, 13; Jim Milton, 11; Wayne Krantz,

9; Aaron Smith, 8; and Barry Stellrecht, 10.

1993 - 20 years ago

• A proposal to convert the abandoned Wisconsin Central Railroad bed in Washburn County into a recreational trail corridor received overwhelming support at a public hearing of the Washburn County Forestry Committee. • Tanner Hall rushed for 239 yards and three touchdowns to lead Shell Lake to a 32-12 homecoming romp over Flambeau. • Homecoming court included King Levi Lindemann and Queen Nancy Schultz, senior attendants Jessica Johnson and Chris Rydberg; juniors Becky Olson and Jake Ekern; sophomores Ryan Pederson and Julie Lindemann; and freshmen Corey Bergeron and Becky Forseth. • Shell Lake students Shannon Sutherland, Tracey Wennerberg and Britt Pockat were freshmen at UW-La Crosse.

2003 - 10 years ago

• Receiving a ribbon for having only one answer wrong on their conservation test during the annual fifth-grade Conservation Field Day held at Trego Park were Shell Lake students Aaron Slinker, Andy Melton, Aaron Druschba, David Smith, Amanda Peterson, Tyler Anderson, Garth Richter, Paige Klassa, Shannel Reynolds, Michael Nielsen, Christoffer Spexet, Tom Helstern and Ryan Mikula. Having all the correct answers were Shell Lake students Hannah Bartz, Joey Mikula and Marlo Fields. • The big winner of the After-School program 50/50 raffle was Gwen Nielsen. She received a check for $246. • Rachel Gullickson celebrated her 80th birthday. She was guest of honor at a party held at the senior citizen center. • Evelyne Olson of Lakeland Manor was taking an Introduction to Computers class in Cumberland.


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Thursday, Oct. 10 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. Friday, Oct. 11 • Ceska Opera Foundation Inc. meeting at the Haugen Area Historical Museum, the former Haugen School, 311 W. 3rd St. Board of directors meets at 5 p.m. General membership meets at 6:30 p.m. for a potluck supper, followed by a business meeting. Saturday Oct. 12 • Jack O’ Lantern Fest, Spooner, includes 5K Zombie Run, kids events and other family/community activities. • Crochet jewelry using beads and crochet thread for this advanced beginner project, 1-4 p.m., Northwind Book & Fiber, downtown Spooner, 715-635-6811 or • Annual Pretty Good Party at the Erika Quam Theatre, Shell Lake. For more information call 715-468-4387 or visit • 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, 715-468-4017, or 715-222-4410. • Clam River Tuesday Club Fall Fundraiser, 6-10 p.m., American Legion Hall, Indian Creek. Music, paddle board games, live auction, silent auction, raffle prizes, food. • 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. • Country Western show and spaghetti dinner, 4 p.m. happy hour, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. show. Starring Grand Ole Opry legends Bobby G. Rice, Rob Knowlton and Roger Harrison, at Anderson/Thompson American Legion, Cumberland. • Barronett community fall garage sale, Barronett Community Center, Hwy. 63, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Lunch counter open along with homebaked goods. Tuesday, Oct. 15 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m., at the lodge. Wednesday, Oct. 16 • 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. • Fall German dinner, 4:30-7 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, Luther Road, south end of Spooner. Music by Joey and Pickled Herring. Thursday, Oct. 17 • 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. 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 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., UW-Extension 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, 715-468-4017 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.

Spooner PTO sponsors Crazy Run SPOONER - On Friday, Sept. 27, Spooner Schools PTO sponsored a Crazy Run at Spooner Elementary School. They had crazy fun as each grade level was able to spend an hour in the gymnasium pinning the mustache on the principal, diving for eggs, stacking cups, competing in Re-Lei relays, snow-cone relays and a ping-pong balance. The purpose of the run was to raise money for new playground equipment to be used by all Spooner students during the school day and community members outside of school hours. Currently, Spooner Elementary has an enrollment of approximately 465 students, kindergarten through fourth grade, and the playground equipment has not been updated in over 15 years. The students, staff and PTO wanted to help the school in updating this outdated equipment. The students were sponsored by donors who supported their efforts to reach the school’s fundraising goal. The school worked so hard and together raised $12,480.92. Prizes were awarded to the students with top fundraiser results. Fourteen students brought in at least $150. Those students were Alexis Baier, Ashleigh Clark, Lauren Chido, Annika Patrick, Carson Klein, Reagan Clark, Ava Thompson, Leyla Thompson, Zachary Huebner, Molly Arf, Nicholas Lindgren, Sydney Greenfield, Cody Busch, Caleb Richter and Alicia Andrews. These students were in a drawing for a Kindle Fire, which Cody won. The highest donation receivers – Carson, for the

girls, $2,040, and Caleb, for the boys, $255 – each won an iPod Touch, 4th Generation. The second highest donation receiver, Annika, $905, won a Razor Rip-Rider 360° Drifting Scooter. The third highest donation receiver, Alicia, $453, won an iPod Shuffle. The Spooner PTO extends gratitude to all those who gave donations to make this fundraiser such a success. Although Spooner Elementary worked amazingly hard to raise these funds, the playground equipment is very expensive. In order for them to be able to replace some of the outdated equipment they will need to continue with these fundraising efforts. The playgrounds are used by many in the community, and they want to offer those in the area some equipment that is up to date. If there are any individuals or businesses that are looking for a worthy cause to donate extra funds, please contact Spooner Schools PTO President Monique Clark at Students from Spooner Elementary held a Crazy Run fundraiser for new playSpooner Elementary School, 715-635-2171, ground equipment on Friday, Sept. 27. The students received donations from option 4. – submitted sponsors for their fundraising efforts. – Photo submitted


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Everyone attending the meeting will vote to determine the winning entries. The three winning entries will be determined at the end of the meeting. A writer who wishes to enter a story, article, poem or essay can preregister before the meeting, but they may enter at the meeting. The entries will be read in the order of their registration. Late entries may not be read due to time constraints. Prizes are to be awarded at the meeting. It is not necessary to enter the contest to attend. Lunch will be served. A suggested donation of $3 for the lunch per person is acceptable. Please register for the lunch before Thursday, Oct. 17. There is no charge for admission or to enter the contest. Those attending may bring their books, photographs and other work to show, sell and tell about. To preregister, or to register for lunch, write to Indianhead Writers, Mary. B. Olsen, 314 6th Ave., Shell Lake, WI 54871, or call 715-468-2604 for more information.

SHELL LAKE — On the heels of being designated by Washington Monthly as the fourth best two-year college in the country, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College has again received national ranking. Bankrate has named WITC one of its top two-year public colleges in the U.S. According to the study, Bankrate ranked more than 900 two-year public colleges using six criteria: graduation rate; student retention rate; student-faculty ratio; in-state tuition and fees; percentage of full-time, first time undergrads getting financial aid; and the average amount of aid they received from various sources. The data reflects full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students who entered college in fall 2008. WITC, ranked 17th, received high

marks for retention rate, the percentage of undergrads receiving financial aid, and the average amount of grant aid received. Follow the link to see the entire Bankrate rankings: aspx?ic_id=top_community_colleges_us 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 Northwest Wisconsin each year. With multiple campuses, WITC offers careerfocused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificates, customized business training, and a wide array of courses for personal or career enrichment. WITC is a member of Wisconsin Technical College System. For more information, call 800-243-WITC or visit witc. edu. WITC is an equal opportunity/access employer and educator. — from WITC 

Baby-sitting clinic offered at Shell Lake SHELL LAKE — Students, there’s a baby-sitting clinic coming your way. The class will be held at the Shell Lake 3-12 School. The class, presented by Lakeland Family Resource Center, is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 21, 3:30-5 p.m., during early release on Thursday, Oct. 24, 12:30-4:30 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 28, 3:30-5 p.m.

Students will learn basic child care, child development, activities for many ages, nutrition, basic safety precautions and more. Register by Tuesday, Oct. 15. Students must have completed fifth grade. Please call 715-468-7815, ext. 1337. — from Shell Lake Community Ed

Medicare annual enrollment period/ open enrollment is Oct. 15 -Dec. 7 WASHBURN COUNTY — Tuesday, Oct. 15, through Saturday, Dec. 7, is the Medicare annual enrollment period/open enrollment for 2014. This is the time to: • Evaluate your current plan to see if your meds are still covered in 2014 and what the estimated costs will be. • Add, switch or drop prescription drug plans or Advantage plans, start date Jan. 1, 2014. • Enroll for the first time if you did not enroll when you were first eligible. It is highly recommended by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to check your plan every year. Where to go to get help? • Call the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 715-635-4460 and ask for either Terri Reiter, elder benefit specialist for folks 60 and older; or Barbara J. Hauck, disability benefit specialist for folks with disabilities, aged 18-59. • Contact Jan Masterjohn, state health insurance assistance program volunteer for Washburn County, 715-635-8413. She will be at Masterjohn Appraisals (west entrance), 203 River St., Spooner, next to the Spooner Branch of the Shell Lake Sate Bank. Her walk-in-basis sched-

ule for October is Tuesdays, Oct. 15, 22, and 29, from 10 a.m.-noon. November: every Tuesday morning, 10 a.m.-noon, and every Thursday, except Thanksgiving Day, from 2-4 p.m. December: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-noon. You can also call her for an appointment. • Medicare: 800-633-4227, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. • Medigap Part D and Prescription Drug Helpline: 855-677-2783. Counselors are available to assist callers age 60 and over who have questions related to Med Part D, SeniorCare, and other options for prescription drugs. • SeniorCare Prescription Drug Program: 800-657-2038. • Disability Drug Benefit Helpline: 800926-4862. When seeing a specialist, please bring your prescription drug list, including dosage and amount taken, and bring your Medicare card. You can pick up a Medicare Part D Worksheet from the ADRC, Red Cross Pharmacy, Schmitz’s Economart Pharmacy, Shell Lake Pharmacy, Shell Lake and Spooner libraries; or senior centers. — from ADRC


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by Mary B. Olsen Special to the Register SPOONER — Attention, writers. It is not too late to prepare your entry and mark your calendar. The Indianhead Writers Fall Writing Contest is set for Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Spooner Agricultural Station on Hwy. 70 east of Spooner. Any and all writers club members, as well as individual writers, may take this opportunity to try for a prize. They can meet with other writers to discuss writing and marketing problems and tell about the activities of their writing clubs. There will be three cash prizes of $50. This is the fourth year the Indianhead Writers have sponsored this fall event. The contest rules are simple. The entrant must write a fiction or nonfiction piece, or a poem, on any subject with a limit of 100 words minimum to about 1,500 words maximum. The entry should not require much more than five minutes to be read. Only one entry per person. The writer or a designated person will read it.

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Wisconsin Wilderness hockey team travels to Ontario to take on the Ice Dogs, Miners and Lakers by Sean Solveson Special to the Register DRYDEN, Ontario — The Wisconsin Wilderness Junior A hockey team had an early break in the schedule this week but resumed play Wednesday, Oct. 9, travelong up to Dryden, Ontario, to take on the Ice Dogs. Thursday, Oct. 10, they go to English River, Ontario, to take on the Miners, then on Saturday, Oct. 12, they are in Canada again to take on the league-leading Fort Francis Lakers. They return home to the Spooner Ice House on Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, when they host the Lakers and Ice Dogs of the SIJHL. The Wilderness are introducing a VIP box seat section that is new this year. It’s just one of many new, exciting additions the Wilderness are bringing to their fans. Superior International Hockey League Educating fans on the importance of the Wilderness staying in the Superior International Junior Hockey League has come to the forefront of late. Their choice to remain in the Canadian league, the SIJHL, has come under scrutiny of late because of the large operating budget it takes to travel deep into Canada. The Minnesota Junior Hockey League is just next door, and it seemed like a logical choice for the Wilderness. With the Minnesota League being a Tier 3 league, the choice to be in the higher-level Tier 2 Canadian League is a big one. The advanced level of play brings in players that place a higher priority on the fundamentals of success. The Wilderness hockey program understands that the fundamentals for success on the ice are the same as the fundamentals for success in life. Hard work, resiliency, respect and selfdiscipline are the building blocks that coach Ian Jensen establishes his team upon. This approach is consistent with former Wilderness coach Rod Aldoff’s approach. Aldoff recently upgraded his coaching career by taking a coaching job in a professional league in the Florida area. This basic principal drives the Wilderness hockey program to have more than just a hockey venue. The ownership of the Spooner Ice House and the Wisconsin Wilderness hockey team aim to provide a platform for young hockey players to gain the skills and tools they need to have successful lives on and off the ice. Play-

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8 - 10 a.m. Baking Contest entry item(s) drop off at Main Tent. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Farmers Market & Craft Fair near Main Tent. 9 a.m. - Noon Giant Pumpkin Weigh-ins near the Main Tent along Walnut Street - Look for drop-off signs (No preregistration required). 9 - 10 a.m. Scarecrow Contest dropoff presented by the Spooner Memorial Library. Judging at noon. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Small pumpkin painting & more at Lakeland Family Resource Center (LFRC). Also a Bake Sale presented by Spooner MOMS Club from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. also at LFRC located at 314 Elm Street, Spooner. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Washburn County Senior Citizens' Book Super Sale (paperbacks) at the Senior Center located at 402 Oak Street in Spooner, South of Amery.

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10 a.m. Kids' Pavilion Opens, presented by State Farm Insurance - Tim Ready Agency, with Inflatables Kids Bouncys, food, business booths, Jack O' Lantern Merchandise Shack, Game Pavilion, Bean Bag Toss, Cash Vault, Photo Booth, Cotton Candy Machine, 4-H Kids & more! 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. PTO Haunted House. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $5 Wristband gets unlimited "Kids Rides" on the Inflatables. 10 a.m. Jack O' Lantern Carving Contest pumpkin entry dropoff at main Tent for precarved pumpkins (See entry form link above for more information). 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Kids activities and events held in and around the Main Tent including Cookie Creation Center, Halloween nail Painting presented by St. Francis de Sales School, and movies at Palace Theatre. 11 a.m. Baking Contest & Jack O' Lantern Carving Contest judging begins in the Main Tent.

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and scholarships. Each level of hockey gets tougher and tougher, with fewer and fewer players having the skill level that it takes to advance. If a player doesn’t make it to the highest level of play, the NHL, is their experience a waste? According to local prominent businessman Roy Roberg, the experience of junior hockey for his son, Tyler, paid significant dividends. Roberg explains that it gave Tyler a solid foundation to mature into adulthood away from home and his excellent academic performance as a college hockey player at Augsburg provides the proof. The most recent NHL success story to come out of the Superior International Junior Hockey League is Carter Hutton. A goalie who played for two different Canadian teams in the league, Hutton worked his way up through the ranks to get a brief chance with the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks last season. This summer he was granted a more substantial contract to play for the Nashville Predators. Hutton was gracious enough to give a phone interview coming off the ice after practice in Nashville. He conveyed that his time in the SIJHL gave him an opportunity to be noticed. It was a chance to play with other talented players who allowed his skill set to show through and it enabled him to be ready when opportunity knocked. The majority of the Wilderness roster has now reported to the Spooner area, and the team is digging in to their game plan. Players from as far as Montana and California have come to give their all for the team and to further their hockey careers. The Wilderness players will be skating with the youth hockey programs that use the Spooner Ice House throughout the season for inspiration and to impart their knowledge of the game. As the Wilderness rebuild their program back in Wisconsin they are encouraged by all of the early fan support and look forward to the start of the season.

ing hockey in this league prepares a player well for the next level, college level hockey. Many of the players are rewarded for their hard work and dedication with college recruitment

Noon - 4 p.m. Palace Theater FREE Kids Movies. Noon Baking Contest & Jack O' Lantern Carving Contest winners & prizes in the Main Tent. 1 - 3 p.m. Annual Pumpkin Roll on Siegner Hill, presented by the Spooner Fire District Auxiliary. 3 - 6 p.m. Zombification Station - by Hair Envy. 3 - 4:30 p.m. 5K Zombie Run Check-in & Packet Pickup near the Main Tent. 4:30-8:30 p.m. DJ by Bullet Proof Entertainment. 5:30 p.m. 5K Zombie Run presented by Spooner Health System begins near the Main Tent. 5 - 10 p.m. Bonfires and Brewfest presented by Schmitz's Economart. 6 - 10 p.m. LIVE MUSIC at Jersey's Sports Bar & Grill inside the Spooner Ice House. Jack O' Lantern Festival Sunday Bowling Special at Northwoods Lanes - Buy 1 game, get 1 game FREE from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Area writers corner Lest we forget the past by Mary B. Olsen y home growing up was in northern Illinois. I lived in a small town where life was not very complicated. My father worked to make a living, and our family life centered on school, church, community. Local events were all that concerned us as far as I can recall. My parents always paid attention to the news and some politics, but that didn’t concern me and most of our neighbors. Kids were probably kept pretty much in the dark about world events. To a 9-year-old, war was a world away. I believe it was about the same here in our part of Wisconsin. Some old-timers will say that not much changed during the years from the December day in 1941 when our nation joined nations of Europe to enter into a world war. Here in Northwest Wisconsin there were farms and forestry, a railroad, and a seasonal tourist industry. Unlike industrial central and southern areas of the state, the nationwide so-called “war effort” was rather limited. The rationing of food and fuel did not seem to matter to folks who seldom traveled farther than a couple of miles to a nearby town for their needs. The families were too busy with farm chores, caring for cows and other livestock, and sending their children to school to be very concerned about world problems. Politics was interesting, but not many folks were active in other than local and possibly state elections. The one thing that affected their lives was the loss of their young men to the service. Young boys barely out of high school and any eligible men went off to war. Farming and the raising of crops meant some young men were


deferred, so the war effort was to raise food. Crops like corn, potatoes, wheat and dairy products were needed when industry turned to making the tools of war. Shortages were taken for granted. Farmers had to make do with what they had. If an implement needed repairs, the parts were most likely unavailable. They were allowed more gasoline and tires. People who raised bees and produced honey could have more sugar. Farm families had their own chickens for eggs and meat and everybody in the country could raise a couple of pigs. Families canned vegetables from their gardens. Most scraped by, earning barely enough to pay their real estate taxes. When people have memories of that time, it is mostly about the social events with other young people. They sang in church choirs and enjoyed the holiday carols. Not many knew anything about jitterbugging. They might know about dancing the schottische or polka, like their parents. They heard popular music on the radio and at movies, of course, and liked playing phonograph records of their favorite artists. They had school dances and there were some dance pavilions in summertime where they could gather and spend the evening. When uniformed servicemen home on leave attended, they were treated like celebrities. Some of the older men shook hands with them and wished them well. Some of the little girls gazed in awe at them. They were real soldiers and sailors and they were soon going back to the dangers on land and sea. There were sports, high school football, basketball and baseball. Fishing was one kind of recreation for many. Hunting was another. The outdoors beckoned and kids found relief swimming and at family picnics. Nobody could get away from the national scene and the news coming from the theaters of war. Every little

boy knew the names of the airplanes flying over Europe. The movies about the war brought it home to them. It cost 11 cents to go to the movie theater and see films about aspects of the war, and the newsreels with actual footage of our fighting men. Even girls watched dogfights involving fighter planes. We certainly knew there was a war on. We missed those we knew and prayed for their safe return. At the local museum in cases reserved for artifacts we see some of the rationing books with stamps that people had to use to buy things. There are posters advising people to buy bonds to finance the war effort. Some of the older magazines had stories with pictures of the soldiers and Marines in Italy or on a Pacific island. Surely people knew their servicemen were not having an easy life. Men sent letters home, and there were parts of the thin airmail paper cut out by censors. People said things like, “Loose lips sink ships.” But they complained to their friends. Sometimes it took a long time for a letter to reach them and then to see parts of it missing, that was an added bellyache. Nobody raised much of a fuss. One saying you heard often always ended with the words “for the duration.” It was like we believed everything would return to normal when the war ended. The sacrifices of our servicemen were grievous and it was taken for granted at the time. The nation had to win the war first and then all would be blue skies again. Another thing people said often was “time marches on.” That’s the truth. Everything changes. They say people who served in World War II have almost all passed away. It has been 68 years since VJ Day. There are a lot of memories I hold dear and will not forget.

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former neighbor of mine once commented that we don’t have many holidays in America. She lived and traveled to a lot of countries during her husband’s military career. One thing I have noticed is that we do have special days created to observe otherwise everyday events. The days usually pass without many of us even knowing they exist. Like the day I received a card from my sister, Konnie, wishing me “Happy Middle Child Day.” For others of you that are the middle child, did you know we have a special day? As a middle child, it’s typical that it is just one more thing in our life that is overlooked. Except for this year. I was acknowledged on the official day, which was Aug. 12. I have now discovered that Friday, Oct. 11, is I Love Yarn Day. This day started as a lark three years ago by a group of yarn enthusiasts. They chose the second Friday in October as a day to encourage yarn crafters to plan fun events like yarn bombing evenings or yarn parties. I plan to take a vacation day on this special Friday. Well, to be honest, it isn’t to go yarn shopping. My niece is getting mar-

ried that evening in Oshkosh. You never know, though, since I will be with Konnie, a real knitting enthusiast, we may find a yarn shop along the way. A real crafter is delighted to purchase yarn on any given day, but to have a day devoted to it is perhaps a time to celebrate. In September, at the Knitting and Crocheting Extravaganza held in Frederic, I mentioned to Konnie that I maybe didn’t need to purchase too much additional yarn. I commented that if hubby Milt ever discovered my stash he might be shocked. She replied that, you can never have too much yarn. It is like an investment. I guess we are looking ahead to the days of retirement. Another day that passed without acknowledgement was National Punctuation Day on Sept. 24. In keeping with the knitting theme, I would like to share what Franklin Habit, writer, illustrator and knitter, shared in a recent column that features humor and insights into a yarncrafter’s life. While writing about his school life, he wrote that if the classes he took centered around what he was interested in the curriculum would have been more like this: Spelling. W-O-O-L. C-O-T-T-O-N. M-O-H-AI-R. A-C-R-Y-L-I-C. C-A-S-H-M-E-R-E.

Punctuation. Wool, cotton, mohair. Acrylic? Cashmere! Grammar. I have been knitting. I am knitting. I shall be knitting. Stop bothering me, I’m knitting. Geometry. Which shawl shape is most flattering: the triangle, the circle, or the rectangle? Arithmetic. Georgie has six skeins of yarn. One pair of mittens requires 1-1/2 skeins. How many mittens can Georgie knit before he has to buy more yarn? Psychology. How many mittens will Georgie knit before he decides to buy more yarn anyway? Geography. This wool/cotton blend was spun in Turkey using wool from Australian sheep and cotton grown in India. Circle Turkey, Australia and India on the map. Botany. Where does cotton come from? Biology. Where do sheep come from? Chemistry. Where does acrylic come from? Economics. Why does it take three countries to make one ball of yarn? History. Who brought the spinning mill to America? Why is his face not on our money? Physical education. First one to climb to the top of the rope gets the ball of cashmere!

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Lance Leach grows great pumpkins

Daughters Skylar and Mackencie join their dad, Lance Leach, for a family photo. These pumpkins are treated so well they almost feel like family by the time they’re harvested. – Photos by Diane Dryden ing them that is mind-boggling. When the vines get to be 8 feet long, only one vine is chosen to be the favored one. The other vines aren’t cut off. The other vines, along with that first 8 feet on the favored vine, are buried 3 inches in the ground in a pitchfork pattern, the pumpkin in the middle of the tines. The favored vine has a little S curve so as it grows it doesn’t pull its vine out of the soil. This foot or two of vine is the only part left above the ground and it takes a spot in the garden that measures 20’x30’ in order to grow one pumpkin. As soon as the pumpkin gets basketball size, it’s covered with a blanket to keep the rind soft. “If the skin gets hard, the pumpkin can’t expand and will explode if there’s too much rain.” Even though the surrounding vines have been buried, the leaves still grow upward. With all the nutrition going through the buried vines, the leaves usually get massive and sometimes a pumpkin will be found growing under them that had been missed in the culling. The leaves are all sprayed with milk replacer that’s been thinned with water to prevent powdery mildew while adding calcium to the rows of covered vines that are alive to do one thing, feed the only pumpkin. Leach has learned to make computer spreadsheets to keep track of everything done in the garden. He logs in every fertilizer used, what manual work was done when and the all-important measuring of the vegetable as it grows as well as the complicated line of genetics. “It’s just like the measuring the doctor does on a pregnant woman to see how far along she is. We measure our pumpkins from top to bottom and side to side and that’s how we can track every ounce it puts on.” It’s also how the judges can determine if anyone has cheated and added a bit of metallic weight through the bottom flat side of the pumpkin. It becomes painfully obvious when they compare their girth measurements to the weight if something

is not right. Because Leach’s 726.5-pound pumpkin was taken to the sanctioned contest in Chippewa Falls this year where he took fifth place and won $100 for his efforts, he cannot enter it in any other Wisconsinsanctioned contests. So it’s on to Spooner’s Jack O’Lantern Festival on Saturday, Oct. 12, to join the other entrants and see how his giant pumpkin fares there. Because a giant pumpkin can lose up to 3 pounds a day after it’s picked, Leach will have a smaller pumpkin by the time the Spooner festival comes around because it was picked for the Chippewa Falls event several weeks ago. As Leach spreads his enthusiasm for

the sport, he’s hoping to get others on board in order to encourage the Spooner Chamber to include their fall festival as part of the Wisconsin-sanctioned event. “Recently there was just a contest in Stillwater where almost 15 pumpkins were over 1,000 pounds, so it’s really becoming a popular event.” Once the contests are over and the giant vegetables are returned home, owners slice into them – their skin is still butter soft – and harvest the seeds. There aren’t as many as you would think, and these 20 or so seeds are carefully removed, lovingly washed and dried and stored for the following year where they will be painstakingly started and hand pollinated just like their predecessors were. One of Leach’s daughters, Skylar, 10, is not really impressed with the whole thing, but little sister, Mackencie, 7, thinks the whole adventure is wonderful and so much fun. Mrs. Leach, Stacey by name, is tolerant of her husband’s new hobby and even though there’s an occasional eye roll, she’s out there hand pollinating the selected blossom when her husband is too involved with his job. Even now, though, she is probably already tired of hearing about next year’s plans to grow an even bigger pumpkin, maybe using a few more secret tricks to hit that 1,000-pound mark. So far he has her blessing and full support. By the way, the other two men who got their starter seeds from the same guy are also still hooked on raising giant pumpkins. If you’re interested in this new sport, seeds will be available for free from Leach all day at Spooner’s Jack O’Lantern Festival. There is information all over the Web under raising giant pumpkins.

If you’re growing a giant pumpkin, this is the secret map of how you lay out and bury the surrounding vines, leaving only the vine that’s a few feet on either side of the pumpkin out of the soil so as it grows the pumpkin doesn’t pull the vine out of the ground. After all, the giant pumpkin’s stem is as big as a fist.


This pumpkin, topping the scales in Chippewa Falls at 726.5 pounds this year, beats Lance Leach’s first pumpkin from the year before. This is spurring him on to an even bigger one next year.

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by Diane Dryden Register staff writer SHELL LAKE — Believe it or not, pumpkin growing is now considered a sport … really. There’s even a Great Pumpkin Growers Association in Wisconsin and almost every state in the union has its own organization, and clubs in Canada. There are also clubs for growing giant tomatoes and long gourds. These pumpkin growers are serious about their sport, and contests are fully sanctioned by the state of Wisconsin. The scales used to weigh the giant vegetables need to be certified by the state in which the contests are held. We’re not just talking about a bunch of people who wander out into their gardens and notice a pumpkin that’s bigger than the others so they start treating it with special kindness and favors. Oh no, this is a highly secretive process, starting from choosing the seeds that will be grown, usually just two really special seeds that contain the best genes. Then by carefully following a stringent program that covers every growing day from start to the gigantic finish, every step in the process is highly calculated. Two years ago, Lance Leach, Shell Lake, was talked into growing a few seeds given to him at work by friend Russ Parker. Parker also convinced Jason Danielsen and Dan Thompson, who worked alongside Leach, to try a few seeds. Now they’re all badly hooked. They’ve laid down their own personal challenges to each other as well as trying for the top place in the state contests for the past two years. Leach never does things by half, and by traveling to Wisconsin Dells last year to attend a pumpkin seminar, he not only learned a few valuable secrets, he also got a few seeds from his new club. They were the size of his thumb and nice and thick. April rolled around and the secret society’s growing scheme was put into practice. They started with 5-gallon buckets with the bottoms cut out, which were turned upside down with the attached lid becoming the bottom. The seeds were sewn. One in each bucket and the intense baby-sitting began. We’re talking chicken lights, mobile greenhouses and deep holes for the planting after the first vines get to a certain size by gently removing the lid and sliding the plant into the hole. The garden soil has been amended to contain more minerals than usual and the potting soil is a sworn secret. The first year, Leach liberally used the commercial product Miracle-Gro on his new hobby. What he didn’t know was that, even though it might work for a year or two, the amount of salt in the product would have eventually destroyed his soil because of the sodium. Now everything that touches the golden beauties is organic. The 80 gallons of water he uses daily on each plant is warmed to prevent shock. After the plant is happily growing in the modified soil and having its warm and nutritious drink each day, as the vines start growing, there is a method of tend-

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Shell Lake celebrates Homecoming 2013 Freshman running back Savannah Soltis is being chased down by sophomore defenders Lindsey Martin, Teagan Blazer and Lindsey Spaulding in the powder-puff football game that was part of Shell Lake’s homecoming festivities.

Violet and Camryn Nasman are two sisters showing their school spirit and colors.

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Winning the 2013 homecoming powder-puff championship playoffs for the third year in a row was the senior class. Shown (L to R) back row: Coach David Brereton, Cheyenne Tiegs, Hana Anderson, Shania Pokorny, Hannah Cassel and Angie Clark. Middle: Coach Tanner Williams, Hailey Flach, Makenzie Olson, Jennifer Connell, Colleen Knoop and Kristin Kraetke. Front: Tracy McMullin.

Senior Tracy McMullin sported blue and gold for her favorite team. The seniors won Blindfolded sophomore Lindsey Martin spoon-fed the overall points in the class games comDrew Johnson a whipped cream pie. By the time she petition. finished, he couldn’t see anything.

Feasting on “eagle” was the 2013 homecoming grand marshals, Dr. Jeff and Dexie Dunham, during the parade held Friday, Oct. 4. The 2013 homecoming king and queen, representing not only the homecoming court but the Shell Lake student body, were David Brereton and Carly Myers. Brereton is a three-sport athlete participating in football, basketball and track. He has competed in soccer and cross country as an underclassman. Myers plays volleyball, is active in flags, band and cheerleading.

Sophomore Lindsey Spauding is riding a mattress on a wave of fellow classmates. The idea is to finish first without anyone getting hurt.

April Richter and her dog, Sammy, were dressed for a blustery cold Friday night game between Shell Lake and Pepin/Alma.



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Tough week for Shell Lake volleyball team Sophomore Caitlin Brereton with a dig. She had a good day at the Amery Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 5.

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Kaylea Kidder with a tip just over the fingers of the Prescott defenders.

Sheri Clark with a bump, setting up the ball for the front line. Shell Lake lost 0-3 to Turtle Lake on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Katie Slater on the attack.

Shell Lake plays homecoming football game by Larry Samson Register staff writer SHELL LAKE — There is an old axiom that goes something like, There is nothing wrong with losing to a better team if you play your best. The Lakers played a good game against the 5-0 Lakeland South Conference champions, losing 35-7 in their Friday, Oct. 4, homecoming game. The Pepin/Alma Eagles took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Shell Lake settled down and held the Eagles until the end of the second quarter. With 1:22 left on the clock and in a fourth-and-one situation, Eagle fullback Aikan Major broke for a 60yard touchdown. Trailing 21-0, Shell Lake turned the ball back over to the Eagles on an interception. With 15 seconds left in the game, they scored a 23-yard touchdown pass. The only Shell Lake touchdown came on a 27-yard Dylan Sandwick pass to Curtis Parker. David Brereton kicked the extra point. Shell Lake had 141 yards rushing and 61 yards in the air. At quarterback, Sandwick was two for three attempts with one interception. Andrew Larson had 46 yards rushing with Sam Muska’s 41 hard-earned

yards pounding the center on 15 carries. Pepin/Alma had 311 yards rushing and 144 in the air in their 35-7 win over the Lakers. Sam Mueller was 7 for 10 in passing. Shell Lake defensive Shell Lake will travel to Clear Lake for a man Nathaniel Wring conference game on Friday, Oct. 11. Clear brings down Pepin/Alma Lake is 3-1 in conference. They are com- fullback Erik Ehlert. ing off a 27-19 loss to Frederic. Shell Lake will finish the season with a home game against Lake Holcombe on Friday, Oct. 18. The playoffs will be the following week.

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Shell Lake fullback Sam Muska breaks a tackle for extra yards. He had 41 yards on 15 carries before he left the game with an injury.

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Running back Trevor Anderson is off and running after the handoff from Dylan Sandwick.

Shell Lake quarterback Dylan Sandwick connected to Curtis Parker for a 27-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. It was too little, too late, as Shell Lake lost 35-7 to a very good Pepin/Alma team on Friday, Oct. 4.

Friday, Oct. 11: At Clear Lake, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18: Vs. Lake Holcombe/Cornell, 7 p.m.

Varsity volleyball Thursday, Oct. 10: Vs. Clear Lake, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15: Vs. Northwood, 7:30 p.m.

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.

Varsity/JV cross country Tuesday, Oct. 8: At Hayward, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15: Conference meet at Frederic, 4 p.m.




Spooner volleyball team participates in pink event HAYWARD — Spooner lost 3-0 to their Heart O’ North Conference rivals, the Hayward Hurricanes, 20-25, 10-25 and 22-25 on Thursday, Oct. 3. The loss came as a disappointment after their 3-2 victory against Cumberland on Thursday, Sept. 26. Coach Melissa Smith felt that they lost their momentum with the long break between games.

The game with Hayward was a pink event, held as a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. With the season coming to an end, Spooner is traveling to Northwestern on Saturday, Oct. 12, for the Heart O’ North Conference meet. The second half of the conference tournament will be played in Cumberland on Thursday, Oct. 17. - submitted

Dressed in pink for their game with Hayward, the Spooner team is working to raise awareness and money for finding a cure for breast cancer. Shown (L to R) back row: Ashtin Markgren, Brooke Schumacher, Taylor Johnson and Alex Grubbs. Middle: Adriana Shabani, Kenzie Hanson, Michelle Richardson and Alex Hotchkiss. Front: Coach Melissa Smith, Sara Taylor, Dana Danger and Emily Beehler. — Photo submitted

Cross-country teams run in Cumberland Invitational by Larry Samson Register staff writer CUMBERLAND — Cumberland High School hosted a varsity cross-country meet on Monday, Sept. 30, at the Cumberland Golf Course. Shell Lake and Spooner cross-country teams competed at the invitational. The Spooner girls team finished fourth and the boys team finished seventh. Shell Lake did not have enough runners to compete as a team. Daniel Pederson finished first in the 5K race with a very respectable time of 16:48.9, 78 seconds ahead of the next runner. Angel Grimm was the top female runner for Spooner with a time of 18:44 in the 4K race. Spooner will be competing in the Heart O’ North Conference meet at Barron on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Daniel Parish was the top runner for Shell Lake, finishing 37th with a time of 21:30.4. Lauren Osborn finished in a respectable 13th place with a time of 18:45.2. Shell Lake will compete in the Lakeland Conference Meet in Frederic on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Results of Cumberland Invitational Shell Lake Boys 37 Daniel Parish 21:30.4 60 Nathanial Swan 23:08.3 Girls 13 Lauren Osborn 18:45.2 37 Alyssa Hodgett 22:18.6 43 Emma Crosby 23:33.9

Registration for Saturday Junior Bowling League set SPOONER — Registration for Saturday Junior Bowling League for the 2013-2014 will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, 1-3 p.m., at the Northwoods Lanes in Spooner. This bowling league is for students ages 6 to 18 as of Aug. 1. Bowling will start Saturday, Oct. 19, at 9

WLCC donates to hospice Ann Kerska (left), on behalf of the Webb Lake Community Club, presents a $2,000 donation to Spooner Hospice.  The check is accepted by  Dotty Busby, on behalf of  Spooner Hospice.  The  donations by WLCC, according to Kerska, are possible “because we have great support from the local community, which donates items to the club for the rummage sales held  each May and  August.” Photo submitted

Spooner High School Boys 1 Daniel Pederson 16:48.9 27 Alex Macdonell 20:32.3 44 Connor Seckora 21:53.3 48 Tyler Revak 22:22.0 58 William Otto 22:50.8 Girls 12 Angel Grimm 18:44.0 17 Sarah Dettle 19:01.7 28 Katelyn Heino 20:33.6 31 Savannah Quinn 21:09.0 42 Mckayla Mathiesen 23:31.9 48 Mikhaila Lampert 24:21.8 52 Johanna Grumpelt 26:22.8

Northwoods Figure Skating Club sign-ups scheduled SPOONER — Northwoods Figure Skating Club lessons in Spooner began Monday, Oct. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Spooner Ice House. NFSC will be conducting their preregistration expos for the Rice Lake and Cumberland rinks. Skaters are asked to please bring skates, skate guards and an optional helmet. Rice Lake lessons begin Sunday, Oct. 13, 6-9 p.m., at the Rice Lake hockey rink. Preregistration at the Cumberland rink is Saturday, Nov. 2, from noon-2 p.m. Lessons begin Thursday, Nov. 7, 7-9 p.m. For more information, contact Laura

Nelson at 715-671-0075 or email Their website is Northwoods Figure Skating Club’s Basic Skills Learn to Skate is a great way for boys and girls ages 4 and up to learn basic fundamentals of figure skating. NFSC is offering classes and seminars this year for both beginner and advanced skaters. If you cannot make the registration expos, please register on the first day of class. Skaters can join the club during any of the sessions. —from NFSC    

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Cancer survivor Karen Schultz, head of the Rodeo Cancer Drive Program, presented a check from the June Peterson Memorial, Give Cancer the Boot booth at the 2013 Spooner Rodeo, to Steve Clay, chairman of the Washburn County American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Linda Markgren helped staff the booth at the rodeo. A presentation was held Thursday, Oct. 3, at THE the Washburn County Information Center/Rodeo Office. Shown (L to R): Linda Markgren, Karen Schultz, Steve Clay and Richard (Dick) Fankhauser.  — Photo submitted

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Team results Top four teams advance 1 Northwestern – 368 2 Hayward – 381 3 Spooner – 389 4 Ladysmith – 397 5 Stanley-Boyd – 415 6 Cumberland – 446 Individual qualifiers Whitney DeMoe, Colfax, 90 Katie Kiraly, Stanley-Boyd, 96 Taylor Hoesly, Chetek/Weyerhaeuser, 96 Emily Anderson, Cumberland, 102

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CUMBERLAND — The Spooner girls golf team advanced to sectionals held in Somerset on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The team took third place on the course Wednesday, Oct. 2, in Division WIAA Regional competition held in Cumberland. The team score was 389. Individual scores for Spooner golfers were Larissa Schmock, 95; Hannah Gostonczik, 95; Dani DeWitt, 96; Annabelle Revak, 103; and Rachel Johnson, 114. — with submitted information

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Suburban Propane hosts community appreciation day

Cheryl Saalasti, left, Shell Lake, was served by Jill Schlapper during the appreciation day at Suburban Propane.

Earning their 10-year sponsorship plaques at the Whitetails Unlimited banquet were Allied Waste, represented by Bill Sirinek, and Custom Signs and Graphics, represented by Deb Hoist.

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Amanda Holzem is a very lucky college student. Her father is very lucky, too, because for the second year his daughter won one of the top prizes, which she plans to give to him.

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Tom Foss, left, manager of Suburban Propane, formerly known as Tru-Gas, visited with customer Barry Mickelson, Spooner, during a community appreciation day held Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Lake Mall in Shell Lake.

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It was a sweet goodbye for Hunter, a purebred Labrador retriever, and Rebecca Hiber, who has taken care of him prior to the banquet. Hunter will be going to a good home.

Jerry Nielsen is holding the Mossberg International .22 rifle he won at the Whitetail Banquet held Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Shell Lake Arts Center. It is similar to, but very different, from the M16 he carried in the Army so many years ago.

Nick Udovich with the Ruger Hawkeye 243 rifle he won at the Whitetail Banquet. Whitetails Unlimited is an organization that works to keep the hunting experience an American tradition through donations to hunters safety and area schools.

Hope Balts, Jade Folstad and Cassie Schroeder competed in the four-legged race at the homecoming games held Friday, Oct. 4. The classes competed against each other for points. The seniors won with 40 points in the class games. For the third straight year the juniors took first place in floats in the homecoming parade. – Photo by Larry Samson


Spooner FFA attends state FFA FIRE Conference helps them develop skills in meeting people, working with others and setting goals with a plan of action. “In the FFA, we assist members starting in seventh grade to develop skills they will need for future careers and opportunities,” said Cheryl Zimmerman, state FFA executive director. “FFA develops the whole person and these young members are taking a step in the right direction.” The Wisconsin FFA Association is comprised of 255 local chapters with 19,000 members gaining leadership for the future of agriculture. FFA activities and award programs complement instruction in agriculture education by giving students practical experience in the application of agricultural skills and knowledge gained in classes. FFA’s mission is to develop members’ potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. — from Spooner FFA

RIVER FALLS — Brandi Predni and Kate Rosenbush of the Spooner FFA Chapter attended the Wisconsin Association of FFA Foundations in Reaching Excellence Conference, Saturday, Oct. 5, at UW-River Falls. The conference helps young FFA members discover opportunities in the FFA organization and gain valuable leadership skills. This is one of three conferences held around the state of Wisconsin for seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade FFA members. Over 600 members will attend these three conferences. The state FFA FIRE conference is designed to inform beginning FFA members about the FFA and motivate them to participate in its many activities. Students learned about communication skills, social skills, goal setting, FFA awards and programs, and opportunities in agriculture along with developing leadership skills to help them be effective members in their local chapters. The conference is conducted by the 2013-2014 state FFA Officer Team along with assistance from the UW-River Falls Ag Education Society. Logan Wells, state FFA president, along with his fellow state FFA officers, developed this conference around the theme Survivor – FFA Edition. All of the state officers encouraged students that attended the FIRE conference to set goals for their FFA involvement and meet people from around the state who can help them reach those goals. Not only does this conference help students understand the FFA organization and all its opportunities, but


by Marian Furchtenicht

We still have had no killing frost in our area. The badly needed rains we’ve gotten this week have awakened the lawns that were dormant. They are greener now than they have been for months. The soybean harvesting came to a halt, but sounds like this week will be better and they can get back at it. Last Thursday before it started to rain, the Asian beetles arrived in full force, just swarming on the south and west side of the house, looking for cracks and crevices to find a home for the winter. I’m probably well insulated under the siding! The next day after the rain, I didn’t see a one. The Washburn County Register has a 10 a.m. Monday deadline for correspondents, so please call or email your news to me early. Thanks! Al and Jolene Loew spent the past week at their daughter, Tammy Raymond’s, in Villa Park, Ill. Congratulations to Jolene as she was inducted into a hall of fame while there. Jolene had started a child development and parenting class 40 years ago and it is still being taught there today. The ceremony was held at the Crown Plaza on Thursday with a beautiful dinner served for several outstanding student and faculty members being inducted. Their daughter, Sue Harami, Menomonie, flew down that day so both their daughters and two of the grandchildren were in attendance. We are proud of you Jolene. I received a call from a former West Sarona lady, Barb Riesberg Peterson, of Hutchinson, Minn. I am sorry to report the passing of her brother, Bob Riesberg, 82, Minneapolis. The Riesberg family grew up on CTH D, now the Tom Elliott place. Barb had visited up here the end of September with a best friend, Pat Sweets. Sympathy to the family. She also says she looks forward to our local paper each week and my news. Thanks. Mary Krantz and I were coffee visitors at Bonnie Helmer’s on Thursday. Folks getting together for lunch on Monday at Jerseys with Shirley Polman of Ripon and her sister, Delores Atkinson and her daughter Kim and Jerry and Betty Ness of Georgetown, Texas, when they were here were Barb Koel, Betty

Trego and Shell Lake recycling changes


Spooner FFA members Kate Rosenbush and Brandi Predni are shown with Freddy Falcon in the UW-River Falls University Center. — Photo submitted

s was mentioned a few weeks ago, drumroll please … Trego has a new recycling drop box. Yea! OK, maybe not everyone is as excited about recycling as I can be, but I know this is going to be a wonderful spot to capture some great tonnage. The box is located at the Town of Trego Town Hall. There is nothing new about what is accepted at this site. Like all others throughout Washburn and Burnett County we accept recycling single stream and loose, meaning take out of bags and throw loosely into the recycling box. Now you can also recycle those bags that you

Kronlund, Bobbi Briggs, Lois Donetell Wheeler, Mitzie Paulson, Carolyn West, Cecil and Shirley Scribner, Bobby Bailey, Mary Krantz and myself. It was a fun time and lots of reminiscing. Lainey and Chane Hutton’s dad, Jeff, came up from Delhart, Texas, to visit the kids from Friday until Tuesday. He stayed with Greg and Sue Krantz. Rocky and Pat Semm’s grandsons, Chris and Cole Stodola, were up for the youth gun hunt. Congrats to their granddaughter Nicole Doanes, on bagging a big doe, her first. Monday evening, Gloria, Kelly and Laurie Frey attended a bridal shower for Andy Frey and his fiancée Emily, held at her mom’s place in Rice Lake. Sunday night supper guests at Jan and Jeff Johnston’s for BBQ ribs on the grill were her folks, Anton and Gloria Frey, and Pete and Ben. Elaine Ryan attended a baby shower for a friend, Clare Perkins and daughter Jennie, which was hosted by Angie Anderson, Suzie Ullrich, Gina Ailport and Clare, held at the Barronett Town Hall on Sunday. It was an active weekend on Big Ripley with many folks and company going to the Stone Lake Cranberry Fest and enjoying the beautiful fall colors. Cindy Bauman and Denise Jechorek hosted a booya Saturday afternoon. The group of around 30 was able to fit into the garage during the rain showers. All enjoyed the good food and company. Dan and Cindy Bailey had their daughter and grandson visiting. Little 1-year-old George caught his first fish off their dock. Les and Sandi Vogt had daughter Nicole and 9-year-old grandson Alex visit and go to the Cranberry Fest. Sunday they had friends Gloria and Jim Morissette stop by. They had celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in Duluth and said they were fascinated by the high waves in the harbor during the storm Friday. Vivian and Kathy Bergman, also Janet Zimmerman, reported the Squeezebox Comedy Show at Cheska Opera House in Haugen was really good on Friday night. Some of the family of the late Irene Reusch were up from the Twin Cities for the

burial of her cremains at the Sarona Cemetery. She had passed away earlier this year. They once had a cabin on Big Ripley Lake. Janet Zimmerman was there for the burial. Janet Zimmerman reports her grandniece is a happy camper. Kari’s daughter, Abbie, 11, was up and shot a big doe in the youth special deer hunt. Saturday evening, Mickey Rummel hosted a party for his Rummel Tap gals and guys horseshoe teams with lots of food and fun beanbag competition held in the shed. Reports are that the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Shell Lake Arts Center Oktoberfest Saturday night held at the arts center was really nice. Lots of samples to try along with music. From Sarona way, Barbie Haynes from Organized Chaos had her chocolate samples. Fuernot Farms had a table with cheese samples that Russ and Nancy Furchtenicht manned.

brought it there in, just throw them in loose as well. We find we get a whole lot more tonnage of recycling in the box if the recycling is not in bags. So, we take: • All paper products except greasy boxes like pizza boxes, food-contaminated items, and Kleenex-type tissue.  Please do not tie items together. • Glass is accepted as long as it is a glass that once held food.  RCC does not accept window glass, drinking glasses, mirrors, ceramics, etc. Rinse clean, you can leave on the labels and even the lids now. • Plastics numbered No. 1-No. 7 are accepted. Rinse clean and again you can leave

on labels and lids. No automotive product bottles accepted. Plastic bags are accepted, but please place all plastic bags stuffed into one bag and tie off. • Cardboard and boxboard, (cereal and cracker type of boxes) are accepted but must be broken down. Shell Lake also has some changes with a smaller bin that will be pulled more frequently at its site on New Knapp Road. When snow arrives, please plan on utilizing the Spooner drop site located at 1400 S. River St. as plowing is not budgeted for the Shell Lake site. We will continue to utilize the box in Shell Lake as long as vehicles can get in and out without getting stuck in snow.

This week, birthday wishes fo to Norman Ness, Steven Frey, Joyce Ellingson, Oct. 11; Terry Chapman, Paul Armour, Jim Bennewitz, Delores Livingston, DeDe Elliot, Linda West, Oct. 12; Jack Dahlstrom, Brent Konop, Richard Kooper, Bobbie Bailey, Oct. 13; Theresa Vanderhyde, Leonard Spexet, Dayle Ricci, Tommy Stubfors, Oct. 14; Gene Sigmund, Joyce Nyara, Jacob McQuade, Polly Parker, Gwen Organ, Zachary Irvine, Oct. 15; Allan Lawrence, Joann Melton, Don Albertson, Hana Anderson, Jeremy Vogler, Patsy Gagner and Kathy Krause, Oct. 16. Happy anniversary wishes to John and Kasey Childs and Lea and Nathan Quick Oct. 9; Chris and Leah Engen, Oct. 10; Brad and Michelle Olson, Dan and Mandy Polson and Joe and Liz Gargulak, Oct. 12; Alan and Charlotte Ross, Oct. 13; John and Peg Pockat, Oct. 14; and Mark and Debbie West and Kayla and Daniel Smith, Oct. 16.

Certification fees for health reform navigators draw criticism by Shamane Mills Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - There’s criticism about the fees paid by those helping the uninsured get coverage under health reform. Some say they create barriers, but state officials say over a hundred people have paid for a required exam taken by navigators and certified application counselors. Brad Gingras runs the Concentrated Employment Program, a workforce development agency in Northwest Wisconsin. That agency got a federal navigator grant to help people sign up for private health insurance on what’s known as the exchange. Gingras says they didn’t expect their six navigators would have to pay $39 for a background check, $150 for an online training course and $75 for an exam. Gingras says that the exam location also posed a problem. “We are in very rural Northwest Wisconsin,” he says. “Pretty much anywhere we need to go is a pretty

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far drive.” Gingras says their funding is limited. Their agency and two others are sharing $285,000 of a federal navigator grant to serve 27 counties. The fees are an additional expense. “The reality is if we want to be successful in our grant, these are costs we have to incur.” The state fees are creating a stir among those who don’t have to pay them. Pamela Midbon fired off a letter to her local newspaper in Madison when she heard about what navigators and certified application counselors have to pay. “I thought it was so wrong for volunteers to have to pay a number of fees in order to help people,” says Midbon. She says she never paid any fees when she volunteered to be a state tax preparer under a program run by AARP and the state revenue department. Officials from the state insurance office say 135 people have taken and passed the required $75 exam. Remember we take fluorescent bulbs — that includes small CFL bulbs — at the Spooner Recycling Site. There is a fee associated with bulb recycling as well as tire and oil filter recycling. There is also a fee for computer monitors and some other small electronic equipment that is now banned from the landfill, but you can get it all done at the Spooner Recycling Site, Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and most weekday mornings Monday-Friday. Please visit our website at for more info. You will need to click on Environmental Department and from there you will find Recycling Control Commission. You can email Jen at with questions as well, or if you would like to call, my number is 715-635-2197.


by Pauline Lawrence

It’s was a rainy, chilly day on Sunday in Dewey Country. We’ve been getting a lot of good rain and the farmers are happy to get it. It’s going to help that dry ground next spring when farmers plant. Happy birthday to Kim Atkinson on her special day, Oct. 10. Have a wonderful day, Kim. A very happy birthday to Robin Major and to Clint Stariha, both on Oct. 11. Have a great day. Oct. 12, a very happy birthday to Ethan Melton, Brandon Dahlstrom and to niece DeDe Lawrence as they enjoy their special day with many more to come. Oct. 13, a very happy birthday to Julie Blatterman as she enjoys her special day with lots more to come. Happy anniversary to John and Peg Pockat, making it 47 years; Doug and Karen Vanderhoof, 36 years; and Travis and Ashley Vanderhoof celebrating their special day Oct. 14. Have a great day all. Happy birthday to Gene Quam and also to Melissa Crosby, both on Oct. 14. Have a wonderful day. Oct. 15, happy birthday to Castin Melton, celebrating 7 years. Have a fun day, Castin. Happy anniversary to Kerry and Charles Russell and also to Brady and Megan and Brady Forrestal on Oct. 16. Have a wonderful day, Brady. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Ervin Moser who passed away. Funeral services were held in the Twin Cities with burial in the Hertel Cemetery on Saturday. The ladies of the church served lunch afterward. Congratulations to Neil and Agnes Anderson on 50 years of marriage with many more to come. Kyle Beaufeaux was up Sunday to Jim and Sandy Atkinson’s and helped his grandpa Jim get up wood for the winter. The Clam River Tuesday Club will have their fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 12, starting at 6 p.m. There will be lots of food, prizes and games. Plan to take in this even as the gals work hard to put it on. Well, Dewey Country has a new farmer. Yes, Dave Toll had three bred Angus heifers delivered to Jim Toll’s on Sept. 28. So it’s onward to farming for Dave. Congratulations to Dave. He was up for the weekend at his pa’s cutting hay to feed those bossies. Evelyn Melton tells us Saturday evening, Robin Melton, Vicki Trott, Peggy Vesta, Don Lake, and Evelyn and Cecil Melton enjoyed playing cards. Keeps you

young, doesn’t it Cecil and Evelyn as you just can’t let those young whipper-snappers win! Glen and Lorraine Crosby enjoyed supper with Garry and Beth Crosby on Saturday evening. Matt Stone brought his son, Jameson, out to Butch and Loretta VanSelus’ to go on the youth hunt. So far, no luck. Did you know we have a skunk in Dewey Country? Yes, I imagine we have lots of skunks, but this is a particular skunk. This so-called skunk took Connie Quam’s car out of the Quam’s yard a couple of weeks ago. So far, they haven’t gotten it back. My sister, Marie, tells us last Saturday night, there was someone coming up their driveway trying to get his hands on something else. Well, my sister put the outside lights on and he ran to the road. So much for skunks. Saturday, Diane Hulleman headed for New Richmond to the Chad and Colleen Jensen’s. There they had a big birthday party for their daughter, Izzy. She wanted a carnival for her birthday, so it was carnival time at Izzy’s home along with 12 little girls. They had lots of games like from the carnival, so it was great fun for the kids. Later Diane and Colleen went window-shopping and enjoyed it. Diane came home about 9 p.m. Please keep Diane in your special thoughts and prayers as she has a terrible cold that’s making the rounds. Gene, Michael and Buddy came home Sunday evening after being out West hunting. They sent a picture of Buddy, a proud hunter, with an antelope he got. Great Buddy! Talking with Loretta VanSelus she tells me her honey, Butch, is still working. They are training another fellow in on Butch’s job. It has now been a year since I got my little dog, Rammy. He was born Aug. 12, 2012. At the time I got him, I wondered if I was doing the right thing. Yes, he was so small he fit in my hand. Such a little guy. But he has grown up so much over the year. He is a very special puppy as he is very curious about the world, and whenever I go he’s behind me and snoopin’. When I first got Rammy, Rory was so jealous he would try to bite him. But in the past year, they have become good friends, and when they’re running and playing, they run side by side. So I guess Rammy was a good thing after being so small. Scatter sunshine. Have a great week!

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by Breann Schossow Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - Wisconsin college students can learn more about their health insurance options under the new Affordable Care Act, thanks to a new education campaign. University of Wisconsin - Madison sophomore Miranda Curry is covered by her parents health insurance. Even though she doesn’t need to get new coverage, she said young people need to be educated about the Affordable Care Act. Curry said a new education campaign led by the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group may help with that. “I think it would benefit if they did come and inform people because I don’t know how many people actually know what it’s all about,” said Curry. The campaign kicked off the week of Sept. 30 – Oct. 4. Freshman Tyler Bush, the health-care campaign coordinator at UW-Madison, said the purpose of this is to inform students about their options and clear up misconceptions. That way, they can decide what’s best for them and what they can afford. “I just want to help clear up what it really is to students and give them the tools to learn more about their options and how they can get health insurance so they can take of themselves,” said Bush. Bush said outreach includes handing out flyers with a

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

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

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Northwoods Baptist

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

Spooner Baptist

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


St. Joseph’s Catholic

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

St. Catherine’s Catholic

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

St. Francis de Sales

St. Alban’s

Full Gospel Shell Lake Full Gospel

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


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

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

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

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

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

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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


(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.

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

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, Youth Pastor; 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.

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Long Lake Lutheran Church

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

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


Cornerstone Christian

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

Trego Community Church

Pastor John Iaffaldano W5635 Park St. Trego, WI 54888, 715-635-8402 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.


hen I was a little fellow, I caught some lightning bugs and sealed them in a jar. It was fun watching their tiny bright lights glow in the dark by my bed. I woke up early the next morning to see their lights but the glow was gone. The lightning bugs had died. It is like that with human beings. Some think that happiness and pleasure are synonymous. But it is not a commodity that can be bought. It is a condition. Others think that happiness and plenty are synonymous. But happiness is not derived from possessions, nor destroyed by poverty. Remember the story of the king who asked for the shirt of the happiest man in his kingdom? They found the man, but he did not have a shirt. Happiness is not what happens to us, but what happens in us. It is the byproduct of a life that is adjusted to the will of God and regulated by the Word of God. Seek God through Christ and let him have his way, and you will be happy. Visit us at:

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ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK My name is Lizzy and I’m here to say, I was brought to the shelter ‘cause I was a stray. Why didn’t my owners come looking for me, Was there something that happened they couldn’t foresee? I’m such a good girl, and just look at my face, A smile such as mine, I hope they couldn’t erase. Walks are so great and of course treats are yummy, But the thing I love most is when you rub my tummy. I’m not a young pup, but I’m not all that old, I’d say about perfect, 4 or 5 I am told. Please pay me a visit and stay for a while, I will brighten your day with my beautiful smile. Dogs for adoption: 2-year-old neutered gray pit bull; two 1-year-old male brindle/white Staffordshire terriers; 7-year-old spayed bichon/poodle mix; 5-yearold female black Lab mix; 1-1/2-year-old spayed yellow Lab mix; three black/white and brown/white 3-month-old boxer/shepherd mix puppies; 10-monthold male shepherd/Lab mix and an 8-month-old spayed brown/white Staffordshire terrier mix. Cats for adoption: 1-year-old female gray/white shorthair; 4-month-old female black/white shorthair; 3-year-old male gray/Siamese mix; 3-year-old spayed gray shorthair; 4-month-old male Siamese; 3-1/2-month-old male shorthair tiger 3-month-old gray/white shorthair kitten; two 3-1/2-month-old dilute calicos; 3-year-old medium-hair tortie with onehalf tail; 1-year-old male black shorthair; 3-month-old gray female shorthair; 3-1/2-month-old black/gray shorthair; two 4-month-old shorthair torties; 8-yearold spayed gray shorthair and two 6-week-old gray shorthair kittens. Also for adoption:  Two male dark brown/white male rats; two male guinea pigs. Strays include:  Adult dilute tortie with extra toes found on Cottonwood Avenue in Spooner. WCAHS will be closed from Oct. 20 to Oct. 28 for inside repair work. For more information visit our website at

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

Carl John Schmitt

Carl John Schmitt, 46, passed away at home in Freeport, Minn., in the presence of loving family and friends on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Carl was born Sept. 29, 1967, in Shakopee, Minn., to Janice (Mohlin) and Terrance Schmitt. When Carl was 2 years old, his mother moved with the children to Ontario, Calif., where she married Duane Pieper, who loved and helped raise Carl and his brothers, Mike and Tim, along with his own children. The family moved to Barronett in 1976. Carl attended elementary school and high school in Cumberland, and made many lifelong friends in the area. Carl lived in Guam with his stepbrother, David Pieper, for one year, and then moved back to Barronett. Carl married Kerry Stetler, and they had three sons, Shane, Paul and Dalton. He and Kerry divorced, and he moved to Florida to be near his brother Mike for a few years. Carl then moved to Freeport, Minn., where he worked at the Jennie-O Turkey Store. Carl was preceded in death by his brother, Tim

Schmitt; his mother, Janice Pieper; and his father, Terrance Schmitt. Carl is survived by his brother, Mike Schmitt, Florida; sons Shane (Amanda Chevez) Schmitt of Colorado, Paul (Ashley) Schmitt, Turtle Lake, and Dalton Schmitt, Barronett; grandsons Chase, Isaiah and Aiden Schmitt; stepfather Duane Pieper, Barronett; stepbrothers Richard (Delores Schultz) Pieper, Barron, David (Ruth) Pieper of Guam, and Ryan Pieper, Shakopee, Minn.; stepsisters Dawn and Debbie Pieper, Rice Lake; and special friend, Betty Timp, Freeport, Minn. Even though he was in great pain, Carl enjoyed visits from his family and friends right up to the time of his death. The family extends gratitude to everyone who visited with Carl and made his last days on earth more pleasant. Carl made it very clear to his family that he did not want a funeral or memorial service, and the family is honoring that wish. The family has requested that, if his friends wish to do something in memory of Carl, a donation be made in his name to cancer research.

Verna Mae Wong

Verna Mae Wong, 82, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at Mount Olivet Careview Home in Minneapolis, Minn. She was born March 5, 1931, in the Town of Dewey, Burnett County, to Robert and Freda (Meissmer) Stellrecht. She attended North Dewey School until it was discontinued and finished elementary school in Spooner. She also attended two years of high school in Spooner. She went to Minneapolis and worked until she married Hugh Wong on April 2, 1951. They had one son, Larry.

Verna enjoyed going on short vacation trips with Larry. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Sylvan Stellrecht in June 2001; and her son, Larry, on Nov. 2, 2009. She is survived by her sister, Norma Stellrecht, Shell Lake; brother Henry (Betty) Stellrecht, Red Wing, Minn.; brother Darwin Stellrecht, Shell Lake; and sister-in-law Shirley Stellrecht; nieces, nephews and cousins. Burial of cremains is in a cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn.

Carla Ann Crandell

Carla Ann Crandell, Hudson, formerly of Spooner, passed away at the age of 54 on Oct. 3, 2013. A visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, from 5-8 p.m., at the Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner. Funeral services will be on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m., with visitation from 10-11 a.m., at Taylor Family Funeral

Home, Spooner. Interment at Stone Lake Cemetery in Stone Lake. The Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements.  Online condolences can be made to

Blessing of the Pets held at St. Francis

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Senior lunch menu

Monday, Oct. 14: Taco casserole, green beans, tossed salad, baked apples. Tuesday, Oct. 15: Meat loaf, au gratin potatoes, peas, angel food cake. Wednesday, Oct. 16: Roast pork, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, pears. Thursday, Oct. 17: Sloppy joe with bun, cream of broccoli soup, chocolate pudding, oranges. Friday, Oct. 18: Chicken pot pie, veggies, broccoli salad, juice, ice cream. 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.

St. Francis third-grader Amelia Hampe poses with her puppy, Purdy. He will grow to be a good companion and protector. She brought him for the St. Francis Blessing of the Pets ceremony held Wednesday, Oct. 2, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology.

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In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi who loved all animals, Tiffany Romportl and Anna Silvis were holding and petting a friend’s rabbit, Snow. The Blessing of the Pets is an opportunity for students to share Michael DelFliacco had to hold his dog, Pepperoni, be- their pets with their friends. cause he was scared of the other dogs being blessed.



by Judy Pieper

Barronett Lutheran’s Scandinavian smorgasbord is rapidly approaching. It’s less than a month away. You know we usually have it the first Saturday in December, but this year we decided to move it up a month and have it the first Saturday in November. So, on Nov. 2, at 1 p.m., we will be at the Barronett Community Center with the tables set, the food ready, and a welcome mat out for you. Our first smorgasbord was held in 2005, and it seems to get a little better every year. We have some pretty nice door prizes to give away, and there will be a craft and bake sale table again this year. For those of you who attend our church, and would like to volunteer, there are sign-up sheets hanging on the back doors. Peg Thompson announced in church Sunday that Sunday school will be on Wednesday evenings again this year. The first class will be this Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 4:30 p.m. All children are welcome. Peg and her helpers always make the lessons interesting and entertaining. If you have elementary school or junior high students, bring them to the church on Wednesday. For more information please give Peg a call. There will be a huge garage sale at the Barronett Community Center this Saturday, Oct. 12. It’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts, and there are always lots of really neat things to check out there. The kids Halloween party will be held at the Barronett Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2-4 p.m. All children are welcome. There is no charge for the party, but, of course, donations are always welcome. Have your kids dress up in their cutest, or most scary costumes and bring them on over. There will be all kinds of games, food and prizes. An adult must accompany all children. Did you mark Oct. 25 and 26 down

on your calendar for Louie’s Brat Haus? Barronett Lutheran will be manning the stand on those days, and we’d certainly like to have you stop by for Louie’s brats or hot dogs, or some of our baked goodies. Hope to see you there. First Lutheran in Cumberland will be hosting a Trunk or Treat party again this year on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4-6 p.m. There will be crafts, games, face painting and stories inside the church starting at 4, and trick-or-treating in the parking lot from 5-6 p.m. Suzy Lehmann, Duane and I took Tru Lehmann and Wrig Marsh to the Day of the Dozer at Elk River, Minn., on Saturday. It was absolutely fantastic! If you watched Channel 5 Eyewitness News that evening, you probably saw a report on it. I’m not sure what the man’s name is who organized it, but a quite a few construction companies donated the use of their heavy equipment, and a lot of operators donated their time to make it a huge success. For the very small sum of $5, kids could get in monster machines (with an operator, of course) and maneuver around a sandpit, picking up dirt with backhoes or moving dirt with dozers. There were kids there from age 2 to about 12, and they all seemed thrilled to be in the same area with so much machinery. I counted 18 machines in the sandpit, and there were more sitting on the hill that kids could check out. They even had little Tonka toys to play with in a sandbox. All the little ones got their own hard hat. It was great. Bob Carsley and Jerry Marsh, who were both raised in this area and who both work for Valley Rich, were two of the heavy equipment operators donating time. They seemed to be having almost as much fun as the kids. All the money raised was donated to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Jim and Summer Marsh and some of

Stone Lake

by Mary Nilssen

Heart Lake

by Helen V. Pederson

The 35th-annual Stone Lake Cranberry Festival was a huge success again this year. The rain just doesn’t stop this hearty bunch of people from having fun year after year. The baking contest had 75 entries - 46 in the senior division and 29 in the junior division. Not bad for a rainy day. Gratitude is extended to the judges that helped make this a huge success. The judges, who registered and did all the scoring results, were David Langham, Maria Gougar, Terri Ulrich, Barb Peterson, Mickey Burke and Janet Rowney. Also, Jean Hor-

We started the week out with sunshine on Monday, Oct. 7, otherwise we have had cloudy skies and quite a bit of rain. The rain is welcome. Saturday was a big day at Glenview. One of our tenants, Ruth Abrahamson, turned 100 years old. The family, son Jack and his wife, Margaret, decorated our activity room and entertained all afternoon. Ruth is a great lady and we all enjoy her. Congratulations Ruth. Last Thursday, Mary and John Marschall, Sara and Kyle Mathison, Cum-

vath, who was the overworked server and Sonja Hintler who organized the whole event. The results of the 2013 Cranberry Baking Contest are as follows: Junior Division, grand prize: Shalyn Peterson. Cakes and desserts: Shalyn Peterson, first; Isabelle Velin, second; and Sophia Trude, third. Cookies and bars: Hannah Zacharias, first; Ashley Stroschine, second; Sophia Trude, third. Pies: Hannah Zacharias, first and second with no third-place entry. Breads and muffins: Courtney Roat, first; Aubray Velin, second; and Sophia Trude,

berland, and Brian and Brady went to the visitation of John Hubert of Amery. He was a neighbor of Wealthy Marschall of rural Amery. Sympathy to the family. Last Friday, Mavis and Roger Flach went to Waunakee for the funeral of June Hoffman, grandmother of Jody (Steve) Flach. Jody, Steve, Mandy and Blake also went. Jody and Mandy stayed on a few days. Steve and Blake came home. Sympathy to the family. Congratulations to Blake Flach who got a buck last weekend.

their friends traveled to Green Bay this past weekend to attend the Green Bay Packers/Detroit Lions game. Jim’s a Viking fan, so he’s really lucky he came home without any bruises or broken bones. Maybe he didn’t let the fans there know his dreadful secret. They had a great time. Jim even said that he was glad the Packers won. Anitia Lehmann is probably going to strangle me for this, but I have to tell you what happens when two absent-minded old ladies travel to Eau Claire together. On Friday we left home at about 8:45 a.m., to get to an, appointment she had at Marshfield Clinic at 10:15 a.m. We got there with only five minutes to spare, so I dropped her off at the front door, parked the car and walked back up to the clinic. Just as I was getting to the front door, Anitia came out. I asked what was wrong, and she (very sheepishly) told me that her appointment was at 10:15 a.m., but it was on Nov. 4, not Oct. 4. That was OK because we had planned to go shopping for the Scandinavian smorgasbord anyway. We got over to Sam’s Club, and I jokingly said, “Wouldn’t it be funny if I forgot the Sam’s card.” I checked my wallet, and I did have it. We went in and I thought, the way things were going, I had better make sure I had a checkbook along. I didn’t. Not only that, I had given the cash card to Duane earlier that week and didn’t get it back, so I couldn’t even use the ATM. And, I don’t have a credit card. We both had a little cash with us, so we picked up a few things. Anitia bought lunch at Fazoli’s, which was delicious by the way. The food is really good, and the wait staff came around with fresh hot bread sticks every few minutes. It wasn’t a wasted day. We got to have a nice relaxing trip looking at the beautiful fall colors, and laughing about what a couple of airheads we are.

Randy Lehmann and John Libra traveled from Oregon to visit in Barronett this past weekend. Randy spent most of his time working with Debbie Lehmann to get Don and Anitia’s lawn and flower beds all cleaned up and ready for winter. They did take a little time off on Sunday to go to lunch at the Corner Bar and to pick up lots of cleaning and paper supplies for Don and Anitia. Anitia said that she won’t have to buy any of that stuff for the entire winter. And, speaking of Randy and John, they are going on a fabulous two-week vacation to South Africa. One of their friends lives there, and she has been inviting them to come for a visit for the past three years, and they finally have found the time to take her up on it. While they are there, they will also be going on a one-day guided safari. Man, how lucky can those guys get? I wish I had friends all over the world. Especially friends who liked me enough to invite me to visit for a couple of weeks. I’m very sorry to report that Duane’s stepson, Carl Schmitt, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1. Duane wants everyone to know how much he appreciates the friends who phoned and visited Carl, and the prayers that were said for him. There won’t be any funeral or memorial service, but we have found out that some of his friends in Freeport, Minn., are going to have a Celebration of Life in honor of Carl on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Corner Pub in Freeport from 2-4 p.m. All Carl’s friends are welcome to join them at that time. That’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Please remember to mark your calendars for all the events coming up this month and also Nov. 2. See you next week.

third. Senior Division: grand prize: Martha Zacharias. Cakes and desserts: Terri Gratz, first; Kayllene Zacharias, second; and Brad Bettach, third; Cookies and bars: Gretchen Rasmusson, first; Keith Horvath, second; and Martha Zacharias, third. Pies: Lynn Gillette, first; Kayllene Zacharias, second; and Tanya Hofer, third. Breads and Muffins: Martha Zacharias, first; Brad Bettach, second; and Annette Roat, third. We appreciate all who participated and submitted delicious treats for this special Cranberry Festival. Looking

forward to seeing you all again next year. The Flirty Girls will be meeting each Monday and Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Lions hall in Stone Lake. For more information call Judy at 715-865-3005. Don’t forget the senior center is still serving home-cooked meals each weekday at noon and dinners at 5 p.m. each Tuesday at the Lions hall. For more information call 715-865-2025. Have a great week and be safe! Mary Nilssen can be reached at 715-8654008 or

Last Friday, the Glenview van with driver, Dan, took a few of the tenants out for a ride to see the fall colors. It was very enjoyable. Peder Pederson attended the visitation of Carla Crandall at Taylor Funeral Home on Saturday. Congratulations to Steve and Cheri Minot who celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary. They went out to eat to celebrate. Last Saturday night, Arlys enjoyed a booya with her friends at Lake Ripley.

Nick Pederson of Minneapolis and his friend, Therese, visited over the weekend with Jeff and Brent Pederson. They got in a little hunting, too. The Packers won on Sunday and it was a good game, 22-9. Tune in next week for the Wisconsin Badgers game. Congratulations to one of our nurses here, Karen Gormong, who observed her birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Good teachers are the ones who are able to challenge young minds without losing their own.

Shell Lake FFA members attend World Dairy Expo

Attending the World Dairy Expo were Shell Lake FFA members (L to R): Dominic Hopke, Marty Anderson, Clare Walker, Katie Crosby and Tyler Crosby. After the contest, the students toured the site where they saw cattle shows, many dairy barns, booths and equipment displays to find inspiration and ideas to help improve their Supervised Agricultural Experience projects. — Photos submitted

Shell Lake FFA members recently attended the World Dairy Expo. Participating in the dairy judging contest were (L to R): Dominic Hopke, Marty Anderson and Tyler Crosby. C r o s b y proved his skills again by being the top Shell Lake competitor, finishing 25th out of 378 individuals. The team finished in 20th place out of 130 teams.


Washburn County Court Darrin M. Butterfield, Sarona, disorderly conduct or resisting or obstructing an officer, $299.00. Timothy M. Langdon, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $299.00. Calvin D. Riley, Minneapolis, Minn., criminal trespass to dwelling, $243.00, local jail, costs; battery, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld; bail jumping, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Ronald L. Ritchey, Spooner, operating without carrying license, $200.50. Brady T. Sikorski, Shell Lake, theft, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Daniel P. Aho, New Brighton, Minn., speeding, $250.90. Scott L. Anderson, Cape Coral, Fla., drink open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $263.50. Jessi Anderson, Shell Lake, unlicensed dog(s), $50.00. Michael A. Aschenbrener, Forest Lake, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Zorka Balan, Hollywood, Fla., speeding, $175.30. Joshua L. Bender, Odanah, operating while suspended, $200.50. Edward D. Bertges, St.

Paul, Minn., speeding, $200.50; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Sheree N. Bogan Chicago, Ill., speeding, $250.90. Cody H. Christianson, Superior, speeding, $250.90. Paul H. Dean, Elk Mound, speeding, $208.50. Nicole R. Decoteau, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $299.00. Khaja M. Din, Madison, speeding, $250.90. Travis L. Domeier, New Ulm, Minn., seat belt violation, $10.00. Arthur C. Erdmann, Frederic, speeding, $175.30. Donald J. Fogal, Birchwood, underage drinking, $389.50, license suspended 30 days, alcohol assessment. Jena J. Fogelberg, Shell Lake, underage drinking, $389.50, license suspended 30 days alcohol assessment. Ashley R. Gagner, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Jesse M. Goetz, Stone Lake, speeding, $200.50. Wayne P. Green, Shell Lake, issue worthless check(s), $316.24, restitution.

Joseph M. Green, Cumberland, issue worthless check(s), $260.68, restitution. Nicholas T. Guida, Chicago, Ill., speeding, $250.90. Karen E. Gustafson, Kewaskum, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Kari L. Hanson, Shell Lake, unlicensed dog(s), $50.00. Leo R. Hanson, Shell Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Andrew F. Holsteen, Barrington Hills, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Tyrone L. Irons, Hayward, operating while suspended, $200.50; operating unregistered truck, $200.50. Tina M. Jenson, Spooner, issue worthless check(s), $256.12, restitution. Michele L. Johnson, Chippewa Falls, issue worthless check(s), $539.23, restitution. Kelly D. Karnes, Richmond, Ind., speeding, $200.50. Adam D. Kemp, Shell Lake, unlicensed dog, $25.00. Jennifer A. King, Spooner, OWI, $691.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment.

Symphony returns to WCHM Nov. 9

The Red Cedar Symphony returns for a fundraising concert at the WCHM in Spooner. — Photo submitted SPOONER — The Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra will be returning to the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum in Spooner on Saturday, Nov. 9. The symphony first appeared at the WCHM in November of 2011 and entertained a standing-roomonly crowd in the museum canoe shop. The event was so popular it will be repeated this coming fall, once again with the museum canoe shop being prepared for seating of a limited audience of 110. Kurt Hoesly, Ladysmith native, will conduct the concert. Hoesly is a graduate of St. Olaf College in Minnesota and the VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. He has been performing, conducting, and teaching orchestras for 14 years, including stints with the Heartland Symphony, Brainerd, Minn.; Aberdeen Civic Sym-

phony, Aberdeen, S.D.; Cannon Valley Regional Symphony, Northfield, Minn.; and the Southeast Iowa Symphony. The museum performance will be part of the orchestra’s World Tour concert. The various “World Tour” pieces planned for performance represent different countries and regions around the world. The museum exhibit hall will be open for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and museum tours at 6 p.m., with the symphony performance starting at 7 p.m. The Red Cedar Symphony concert at the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum is a fundraising event for both organizations. For reservations contact Jed at 715-6352479 or More information is available at

Timothy J. Knutson, Faribault, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Richard R. Kohl, Oconomowoc, speeding, $200.50. Daphne J. Kozial, Shell Lake, issue worthless check(s), $402.56, restitution. Aimee M. Lemaster, Chicago, Ill., speeding, $276.10. Tyler H. Linn, New Ulm, Minn., seat belt violation, $10.00. Joseph A. Mann, Birchwood, speeding, $175.30. Tanner S. McMahon, Shell Lake, unlicensed dog, $25.00. Michael D. McCormack, Peoria, Ill., speeding, $250.90. Blaine D. Milburn, Brooklyn Park, Minn., illegal dumping, $25.00. Tania J. Milton, Shell Lake, issue worthless check(s), $365.45, restitution; disorderly conduct, $299.00. David C. Mooney, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, $250.90. Scott W. Moorman, Mason City, Iowa, speeding, $175.30. Kaydee L. Mortensen, Spooner, operating without valid license, $200.50.

Courtney G. Oustigoff, Cumberland, violation of child safety restraint requirements, child 4 years but less than 8 years, $263.50, twice. David A. Richter, Waterloo, Iowa, speeding, $250.00. James E. Rognholt, Sarona, issue worthless check(s), $388.78, restitution. Connor G. Salchow, Lake Elmo, Minn., possession of illegalsize fish, $114.50. Amanda B. Schreiber, Spooner, issue worthless check(s), $314.55. Jadon W. Scullion, Madison, speeding, $200.50. Jaroslaw Sokolowski, Arlington Heights, Ill., speeding, $250.90. Fern M. St. John, Spooner, violation of child safety restraint requirements, child 4 years but less than 8 years, $150.10; operating while suspended, $200.50; violation of child safety restraint requirements, child under 4 years, $175.30. Michael W. Strand, Mankato, Minn., operating while revoked, $200.50; operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50.

Academic news EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire has announced the names of students who have completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees as of the conclusion of the university’s summer 2013 academic session. Local students who received degrees and their fields of study are, Sarona: Missy Sprenger, College of Education and Human Sciences, Bachelor of Science, special education; Shell Lake: Ann Keefe, College of Business, Bachelor of Business Administration, accounting; and Stephannie Regenauer, College of Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Arts, political science and Latin American studies. — from TheLink ••• MEETING NOTICE - CITY OF SHELL LAKE

The Shell Lake City Council will hold their regular monthly meeting Monday, October 14, 2013, at 7 p.m., in the Council Chambers, City Hall. AGENDA: Public comment; Allied Waste Recycling Update; Approval of minutes; Reports from appointed officials; Reports from committee chairpersons; New Business: Conditional Use Permit - Kate Fogarty, short-term rental, Conditional Use Permit - Rock & Gale, short-term rental, Conditional Use Permit - The Deer Stand, LLC (dba Becky’s), rest room & patio addition, Resolution - natural gas line easement airport, Highway 63 Improvement Project - Community Sensitive Design Solution draft project list, Wastewater Project bids, Recommendation to extend 2013 public works construction projects completion dates, Resolution to vacate airport streets, Ballfield Improvement Project; Unfinished Business: Draft buffer plan adjacent to pavilion; Mayor’s report; any other items that may be added to this agenda will be posted at City Hall. 593795 8r WNAXLP Bradley A. Pederson, City Administrator


WITC Administrative Office – Shell Lake Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Procurement Manager. The Procurement Manager is responsible for a wide range of services from Requests for Proposals (“RFP”) or bid process through contract drafting and administration in a manner consistent with WITC Board Policy, as well as the supervision of the accounting functions associated with procurement. In addition, the Procurement Manager is responsible for facilities management of the District. Qualifications include Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, accounting or closely related field.

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For a complete list of qualifications and to apply visit our website at TTY 711 Deadline to apply: Oct. 15, 2013 WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access Employer and Educator.

Find us on Facebook Attendees can enjoy a quick tour of the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum during a preconcert reception before the performance of the Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Nov. 9. — Photo by Jamie Dunn

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Rachael M. Tandberg, Spooner, speeding, $200.50. Gena S. Triefenbach, Baldwin, Ill., speeding, $250.90. Brandy N. Trimble, Shell Lake, issue worthless check(s), $200, restitution. Robert T. Trousdale, Rochester, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Matthew R. Wachter, Superior, disorderly conduct, $299.00. Bradley D. Wilson, Shell Lake, disorderly conduct, $299.00.

(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


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Notice Is Hereby Given That The Sarona Town Board Will Be Meeting On Mon., Oct. 14, 2013, At 7 p.m. At The Sarona Town Hall The agenda shall be posted one day prior to meeting. 593703 8r Victoria Lombard, Clerk

(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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Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate our 25th anniversary. A special thanks to our kids, Sara & Kyle, Brady & Ashley & Brian and our moms, Wealthy & Marian, for all their working, planning and preparing the party for us. Also, Elaine, Nancy and Uncle Dennis for helping with the food.

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The Town of Farmington is taking applications for one full-time and one part-time maintenance position. Please submit a resume & application to the Town Clerk/Treasurer, 304 State Road 35, Osceola, WI 54020, by Noon on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. To obtain a job description & application, please contact the Clerk/Treasurer at 715-294-2370 or email at 593301 7-8r,L 49-50a-e

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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is accepting applications from qualified candidates for a full-time Instructional Television Support Specialist at the Rice Lake Campus. This position is responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting instructional television equipment including Polycom videoconferencing equipment, managed and ISP network infrastructure, data interfaces, LCD projectors, computers, etc. This position will also assist internal and external video customers and provide high-level customer service. Qualifications include an Associate degree in Media, Electronics, Information Systems/Networking or other related IT field and two (2) years of related occupational experience.

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(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


Fees for driveway snowplowing for the 2013 - 2014 season will be as follows: $150 for driveways under 500’ * $175 for driveways 500 - 1,000’ * $.30 per ft. for private roads or driveways over 1,000’ * *Senior Citizens (65+) will receive a $10 discount Payment can be mailed to: Lynn Hoeppner, Treasurer, Town of Bashaw, W8876 Co. Hwy. B, Shell Lake, WI 54871, before October 31. Upon receipt of your fee, a flag will be sent to you. Flags are to be displayed in a location easily visible to the grader operator. Driveways must meet minimum width and height standards of 20 feet and kept free of obstructions. Town is not responsible for damage. No driveway will be plowed until the fee is paid. After October 31, a $10 late fee will be added. Plows will not be called out to do a specific driveway due to a late payment. The Town of Bashaw reserves the right to reject any driveway that does not meet the above requriements. Lynn K. Hoeppner, Treasurer 593308 7-8r Town of Bashaw


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(Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. as servicer for Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for the Holders of the First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF5, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-FF5 Plaintiff vs. ESTATE OF RICHARD W. BEAN, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 13 CV 14 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on July 5, 2013 in the amount of $160,551.56 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 23, 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: Part of Government Lot Three (3) Section Eight (8), Township Forty-Two (42), North of Range Thirteen (13) West, described as follows: Starting at the Northwest Corner of Government Lot 3, thence East on the North Line of said Government Lot 3, 330 Feet to the place of beginning; thence South on a line parallel with the West Line of said Government Lot 3 approximately 1,075 Feet of the water’s edge of Scovil Lake; thence Easterly along the water’s edge approximately 200 Feet to the North on a line parallel with the West Line of said Government Lot 3 approximately 982 Feet to the North Line of said Government Lot 3; thence West on the North Line of said Lot 3, 220 Feet to the place of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 9471 West Bear Track Road, Minong, WI 54859. TAX KEY NO.: 21052. Dated this 5th day of September, 2013. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Dustin A. McMahon Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1086857 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 2981606 592559 WNAXLP




Shell Lake High School receives donation

by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SHELL LAKE — T and T Tool Inc., Spooner, has donated a vertical mill to the Shell Lake High School. The mill will be used by ninth through 12-grade students in the school’s technical and agricultural education departments for classes such as the metals class. The machine was delivered to the school on Friday, Oct. 4. “The machine actually has a DR, or digital readout, attached to it,” Luke Robotti Sr., T and T Tool’s maintenance supervisor, pointed out.  The digital readout makes every cut made by the machine precise.  A vertical mill is used by techni-

cians to create numerous pieces used in making tools and assorted metal products. “Automotive parts are made using mills and lathes,” explained Robotti.  Primarily a woodcrafter, Bob Forsythe, Shell Lake technical education instructor, said he understands the importance of exposing students to what machines and the industry can create. The possibilities the donated machine gives students is exciting for Forsythe, and he hopes to collaborate with Robotti on learning more about the machine.  The vertical milling machine now rests in the Shell Lake High School’s new technical education shop, alongside several other machines.

Luke Robotti Sr. assists in unloading the vertical mill that will be used by Shell Lake High School students. — Photos by Danielle Moe

Shell Lake School menu Breakfast Monday, Oct. 14: Bagel or mini cinnamon roll. Tuesday, Oct. 15: Cereal and toast or 3-berry bar and mini muffin. Wednesday, Oct. 16: Pancake or yogurt parfait. Thursday, Oct. 17: Waffle, strawberries or muffin and cheese stick. Friday, Oct. 18: Cheddar omelet with toast or apple stick. Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/ fruit and milk and is free to all students.

Lunch Monday, Oct. 14: Mozzarella dippers. Tuesday, Oct. 15: Rooster sandwich. Wednesday, Oct. 16: Pizza. Thursday, Oct. 17: Baked chicken. Friday, Oct. 18: Potato bowl. Alternate lunch choice of either: Sandwich pack: PB&J, flavored cracker and cheese stick or flavored fat-free yogurt with granola, flavored cracker and cheese stick.

Luke Robotti Sr., left, T and T Tool maintenance supervisor, stands next to the vertical mill donated by T and T Tool with Bob Forsythe, Shell Lake High School technical education teacher.

Laker fans on homecoming

Homecoming fun Freshman defender Kaelin Laub reaches for a flag as Amber Anderson is determined to get away from her. Lindsey Martin and Jordyn Monson are in the background. – Photo by Larry Samson

Reacting to the game and supporting their favorite player, No. 45 Sam Muska, were Kora Folstad and Ashlynn Madsen. – Photo by Larry Samson

Shell Lake homecoming court Members of the Shell Lake homecoming court shown during the dance held Saturday, Oct. 4, are (L to R): King David Brereton, Queen   Carly Myers,   Noah Skluzacek,  Alina Mujic, Lindsey Martin, Drew Johnson, Savannah Soltis and Rich Feeney. — Photo by Melissa Williams

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35th-annual Cranberry Fest well-attended

Bob and Phyllis Dennison, in royal garb, conducted the float of singing cranberries that received laughs and claps from parade onlookers.

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Three friends from Minnesota sampled products on display from Bees N Trees of Sarona. Shown (L to R): Jen Albers, St. Stephen, Judy Jehlicka, Bloomington and Mary Jost, St. Cloud. 

Photos by Danielle Moe Julie Peterson, Duluth, and her friend Jim Eirikson, visiting from Canada, decided which flavor of goat’s milk cheese to get while visiting the Serendipity Springs booth operated by Rebecca Kes of McKinely Enterprises, Cumberland.

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