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Pig roast at Sportsmen’s benefits two snomo clubs
Keeping a watchful eye on the roasting pig for the 18th annual Bo-Boen Pig Roast dinner were, from left, Garry Hutsell, Gary Frank and Tom Zimmerman. According to Zimmerman, the internal temperature of all parts of the pig must reach and be maintained at 190 degrees. He indicated that this is the 104th pig he has roasted on the grill above.      —Photo By Wally Geist

The 18th annual pig roast to benefit the St. Germain Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club and Lake Tomahawk New-Tom Snow Fleas Snowmobile Club was held Aug. 23 at Sportsmen’s Chalet in Eagle River.

There were five prize tables displaying items donated by individuals and businesses for raffles during the dinner. Prizes included tools, a bicycle, a chain saw and outdoor sports-related items.

Bo-Boen Club President Tom Christensen

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:24 PM
 
Fashion show
Members of the St. Germain Women’s Service Club recently gathered to plan the 36th annual benefit fashion show titled, “Fashions with Hat-itude,” set Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Whitetail Inn in St. Germain. Tickets are $25 and are available through club members or by calling Sharon Trudeau at (715) 477-2308. Above, on hand at the planning session were, from left, Bonnie Eliason, Marge Berg, Sharon Cutler, Carol Seegers, Sandy Summers, Barb Steinhiber and Anita Wilde.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:22 PM
 
Honorary mayor’s race set Aug. 31

Stillwaters Bar and Restaurant and the Star Lakers Club will host the 12th annual Honorary Star Lake Mayor’s Race Sunday, Aug. 31, at Stillwaters located at 7914 Highway K in Star Lake.

The festivities will begin at 3 p.m. with music and raffles, along with food, beer and soda available for purchase. The event will culminate at 7 p.m. with the naming of this year’s mayor. Karaoke will follow in the bar at 8 p.m.

Known as a Chicago-style election, the mayoral candidate who raises the most money will be elected the honorary mayor of Star Lake.

In the past, proceeds from the event

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:21 PM
 
Library celebrates 75th anniversary
Author Jacquelyn Mitchard presented a program about her life and writing at the Plum Lake Public Library’s 75th anniversary celebration held Aug. 24 at the library. Mitchard used to live and work in the Madison area.                   —Photo By Wally Geist

New York Times best-selling?author?Jacquelyn Mitchard was the featured speaker at Plum Lake Library’s 75th anniversary celebration on the lawn behind the library in Sayner.

The library was founded in 1939 with one book and has grown to over 20,000 volumes with online access to many more.

The event began with an introduction by Library Board Chairman Chuck Figer,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:20 PM
 
Practice burn held for squads

St. Germain Fire and Rescue hosted Plum Lake Volunteer Fire Department and St. Germain Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) for a training session Aug. 18 in which the departments engaged in a practice house-burn near Lost Lake in St. Germain.

Eighteen St. Germain volunteers and six Plum Lake volunteers participated in the training which began at 6 p.m. and concluded with equipment clean up and preparation at the station after 10 p.m.

Practice burns give property owners an opportunity

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:19 PM
 
Town considers Awassa property
DNR Community Services Specialist Karen Blodgett (left) and Bethany Olmstead, representative of The Conservation Fund, toured the Awassa trails prior to the informational meeting in St. Germain regarding purchase of the property from Integrys Group.                     —Photo By Wally Geist

Thirty five members of the St. Germain community joined five town supervisors, the town clerk and town treasurer for a meeting Aug. 14 to gain information provided by the town board in advance of an electors meeting, set Sept. 3, about the town’s offer to buy a portion of the Awassa property.

Representatives of the seller, Integrys Energy Group (formerly Wisconsin Public Service) and The Conservation Fund (CF), also attended the meeting to explain the project

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:56 PM
 
Library celebrates 75th anniversary

Plum Lake Public Library in Sayner will celebrate 75 years of service to Sayner-Star Lake and the surrounding areas with a celebration Sunday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m. on the library lawn.

Guest speaker for the event will be Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times bestselling author of “Deep End of the Ocean” and many more novels for all ages.

Cake and refreshments will be served at the event.  Book World of Minocqua will be on hand with books for sale and autographs.

Plum Lake Public Library began in a small room

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:56 PM
 
Ventriloquist performs at PrimeTimers meeting
Ventriloquist Dave Parker (right) of Three Lakes performed at the St. Germain PrimeTimers Aug. 6 meeting. Above, Parker displays his puppet Skippy to club President Milt Klingsporn.  —Contributed Photo

Ventriloquist and guitarist Dave Parker of Three Lakes and his puppet Skippy entertained the St. Germain PrimeTimers at their Aug. 6 meeting. The show included storytelling, comedy, puppetry, live music, and audience participation.

Parker has been a professional ventriloquist since 1984. Skippy and Parker and company have performed more than 2,000 family-oriented

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:55 PM
 
Ahlborns donate to scholarship fund
Woody Ahlborn (right) presents Plum Lake Library Scholarship Committee chairwoman Joan McKay (center) with a $5,000 check to fund the Gene Ahlborn Memorial Scholarship program for the 2015-’16 school year with Plum Lake librarian Ida Nemec present.                                  —Photo By Wally Geist

Woody Ahlborn of Sayner presented a $5,000 donation check to librarian Ida Nemec and Joan McKay, chairwoman of the Scholarship Committee at the Plum Lake Library, Aug. 6 for the creation of 2015-’16 Gene Ahlborn Memorial Scholarship program, which will be administered by the library.

This is the second year that a $5,000 donation has been made possible by Woody and Tracey Ahlborn of Ahl­born Equipment Inc. in Say­ner

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:54 PM
 
Sayner fire department holds benefit dinner

A letter went out to all town taxpayers encouraging attendance at Plum Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s 27th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Aug. 11,  or a donation to the “Gator Fund,” as part of its summer fundraising program, “Help Us Feed The Gator.”

Dale Buss, treasurer of the volunteer fire department, reported that 238 people were served at the dinner and that donations are still coming in.

“Last year we raised about $3,000 and so far this year we’ve received over $9,000. I think folks contributed because we have a clear goal,” said Buss. “Our goal is to purchase a more powerful John Deere Gator and a new Snowbulance.”

According to Buss, the old Gator wasn’t designed to pull the weight

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:54 PM
 
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