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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
Street fair held Aug. 3
Jack Dugdale (above) of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was one of the vendors at the first annual Sayner Street Fair held Aug. 3. Dugdale, whose art focuses on Lake Superior, Wisconsin and Michigan, began carving when he retired in 2000.                                                  —Photo By Wally Geist

Even with a loud clap of thunder and heavy rain, the first annual Sayner Street Fair held at the town park in Sayner Aug. 3 went on as scheduled.

The street fair featured live music all afternoon and into the evening, as well as crafts and food. Local merchants were also open for business during the fair.

Among the performers who came to

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:15 PM
Pig in the Pines
The 10th annual Pig in the Pines Ribfest was held at the St. Germain Community Park last Thursday through Saturday, offering ribs from national vendors, entertainment and games for the youths. Some of the scenes from the festival included Two Pig in the Pines visitors, above, enjoying fresh sweet corn and ribs on rib vendor row.      —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:08 PM
Pig in the Pines
The 10th annual Pig in the Pines Ribfest was held at the St. Germain Community Park last Thursday through Saturday, offering ribs from national vendors, entertainment and games for the youths. Here, event coordinator Jessie Nolte (left) and Darlene Reed offering T-shirts for sale  on behalf of the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce to help defray expenses of the event.       —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:07 PM
Fire department slates spaghetti dinner Aug. 11

The Plum Lake Volunteer Fire Department will host its 27th annual spaghetti dinner Monday, Aug. 11, at the Say­ner community building from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.

The dinner will include spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread and ice cream. There will also be a meatless sauce option available.

Dinners cost $12.50, and dinners for children ages 12 and younger will cost $6. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. Carryouts will also be available.

Proceeds from this event will be used to upgrade the department’s John Deere Gator

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:06 PM
Vilas Historical Museum sets chicken dinner Aug. 9

The Vilas County Historical Museum in Sayner will host a chicken dinner Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Sayner community building and pavilion from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The cost will be $10 per ticket. Tickets are available for purchase at the museum, located at 2889 Highway 155 in Sayner.

The menu will consist of one-half spit-roasted chicken, potato salad,

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:05 PM

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