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PrimeTimers elect new officers
St. Germain PrimeTimers elected new officers July 2. The PrimeTimers board includes, from left, Joe Ruegsegger, board of directors; Dave Zielinski, treasurer; Gary Busko, board of directors; Judy Berard, past-president; Milt Kling­sporn, president; Cookie Lough, board of directors; Karen Waggoner, board of directors; and Barbara Steinhilber, secretary. Missing from the photo is Tom Kortendick.  —Photo By Wally Geist

The St. Germain PrimeTimers held their annual meeting on July 2, and elected new officers to two year terms.

Out-going  President Judy Berard passed the gavel to new President Milt Klingsporn. Berard will remain on the board of directors as a past-president until the next president is elected.

Other officers elected included Vice President Karen Waggner; Treasurer Dave Zalinski; and Secretary Barb Steinhilber.

Two new board members, Cooki Lough and Gary Busko,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:13 PM
Library holds science, magic show
Professor Marvel (left) involved children in each of his science and magic topics during the Fizz Bang Boom Science and Magic Show at the Plum Lake Library in Sayner July 10. Above, he uses milk as an illustration of the value of calcium and vitamins from dairy products with attendee Megan Biederman.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Plum Lake Library in Sayner brought Professor Marvel’s Fizz Bang Boom Science and Magic Show July 10 as part of the library’s summer reading program.

Professor Marvel and his assistant, Lynn Marie Halbrook, both of Cloquet, Minn., travel around the country visiting libraries, day care centers and early childhood educational centers encouraging children to read science-oriented books.

The show featured segments on weather, water,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:12 PM
Smokey Bear visits Plum Lake Library
Assistant librarian Joan McKay (far left) leads Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Forester Jamie Remme (with vest), children and adults in a birthday tribute song to Smokey Bear in honor of his 70th anniversary.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Smokey Bear, played by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fire Technician Ryan Brown, and DNR Forester Jamie Remme visited Plum Lake Library July 9 to celebrate Smokey’s 70th birthday and teach children about fire safety.

Remme and Brown played the game, Good Fire/Bad Fire, with attendees who responded quickly to posters illustrating examples of good and bad fires.

“Are birthday candles good fire or bad fire?”

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:11 PM
Bible school planned July 21-25

Children  in prekindergarten to fifth grade are welcome to attend the free International Spy Academy Vacation Bible School set Monday through Friday, July 21-25 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Germain Evangelical Free Church.

“The International Spy Academy trains children to become special agents for the one true God and is packed with fun-filled mysteries children love to solve,” said Wendy Reese, event coordinator and interim children’s ministry director.

This school will be sponsored by St. Germain Evangelical Free Church, located at 6065 Highway 70 E. in St. Germain. Refreshments will be served.

To register, call the church at (715) 479-2173 or visit­vbs/stgefc.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:11 PM
Sayner parade
The Sayner community celebrated Independence Day last Friday with a parade down Main Street. Above, Elvis impersonators marched in the parade. The Plum Lake Volunteer Fire Department also held its annual chicken barbecue and trout pond at the park pavilion.                        —Staff Photo By                       ANTHONY?DREW
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:46 PM
Plum Lake Library holds robot program

Ten children gathered at Plum Lake Library in Sayner July 3 to learn about and build their own robots as part of the library’s summer reading program.

Librarian Ida Nemec read from the book, “Robots, robots are everywhere. Robots milk cows. Robots vacuum carpets.”

Nemec appealed to the children’s imagination by telling them, “Think about how you would like to design your robot. Think about what you would like your robot to do.”

Assistant Librarian Joan McKay read the book,

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:45 PM
Fire department hosts Fourth of July Picnic

Each year the Plum Lake Volunteer Fire Department puts on a Fourth of July Barbecue Chicken Picnic at the Plum Lake Community Center along with the trout pond. Both activities are designed to attract young and old alike.

“The crowds seem to be getting bigger each year and without good participation from our volunteers and the supporters, this would not be possible.” said Ed Johnston of the fire department. “Our thanks to all who support our efforts.”

The event featured dinner of barbecued chicken,

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:45 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:45 PM )
Thrift shop donates to veterans group
Ray Von Bober (center), commander of the Rhinelander Branch of Disabled American Veterans-Rhinelander Chapter 62, receives a  check for $525 from Community United Church of Christ Thrift shop representatives Audrey Schmolze (left) and Diane Nielsen.  —Photo By Wally Geist

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV)-Rhinelander Chapter 62 was the featured charity at the Community United Church of Christ Thrift Shop in St. Germain for the month of June. A donation of $525 was made to the organization.

The DAV offers assistance with veteran disability claims, as well as transportation to Veterans Administration (VA) Clinics and Hospitals.

Ray Von Bober, commander of the Rhinelander chapter,

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:43 PM
Christensen memorial golf outing held at St. Germain Golf Course
Hazel Christensen presented memorial donations in the name of her late husband, Lee Christensen, at the St. Germain Golf Course June 27. Above, members of the Christensen family and donation recipients, including, from left, Hazel Christensen, Margo Rogers-Anderson of St Germain Golf Course, Dan Emerson of Plum Lake Ski-ters, Debbie Christensen-Roberts, Mark Hiller of St. Germain Bike and Hike Trail, and Doug Christensen display the golf course’s new memorial bench. 	—Photo By Wally Geist

The family of the late H. Lee Christensen sponsored a memorial golf outing at St. Germain Golf Course June 27.

A memorial bench was presented to the course, and monetary donations were given to St. Germain’s Bike and Hike Trail and the Plum Ski-ters Water Ski Show Team in Sayner.

Hazel Christensen, Lee’s wife of 62 years,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1:44 PM
Architect meets with library board to discuss elevator project details
Architect Jeff Visner (left) explored possibilities for installation of an elevator and remodeling associated with use of the basement of the Plum Lake Library building with Ida Nemec (center) and Chuck Figer (right) June 27.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Jeff Visner, architect at Design/Build by Visner in Eagle River, met with members of the Plum Lake Library Board June 27 to discuss the next step in the library’s elevator project.

The location of the elevator, remodeling the basement area, access and egress, as well as plumbing considerations were discussed.

“I see a potential capacity of 50 to 60 people using this space

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1:42 PM

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