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Library seeking decorated chairs

The Plum Lake Public Library in Sayner announced that it is seeking decorated chairs for its third annual “Give Us a Lift” fundraising contest for the Plum Lake elevator fund.

Participants will decorate a chair based on a favorite hobby, book, sports or any other unique theme. Chairs can be decorated with any material — paint, fabric, objects, etc.

Contestants must provide their own chair. The chair does not need to be functional.

Decorated chairs must be turned in to the library by Monday, July 14,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:47 PM
Chicken barbecue slated July 4

The Plum Lake Volunteer Fire Department will present its annual July 4th chicken barbecue Friday, July 4, at Sayner Community Park.

Dinners may be purchased from noon until 4 p.m., and will include either a half or quarter chicken, coleslaw, baked beans and corn on the cob. Beer and soda will be available for purchase as well.

The park, located just east of the intersection of highways 155 and N,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:46 PM
Plum Lake Library announces summer schedule, public offerings

The Plum Lake Library in Sayner has a full schedule of summer educational programs and public offerings for all ages.

Children can register for the summer reading program and pick up their reading record at the library.

The Fizz Boom Read summer reading events for school-age children kick off Thursday, June 26, at 1 p.m. with, “Turtlely Amazing Turtles,” where children can explore the science of North Woods shelled reptiles.

“Invent-a-bot” will be held Thursday, July 3,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:46 PM
Elementary school holds Color Day
Asher Peters’ (above) name was drawn for the Huffy bicycle at St. Germain Elementary School’s Color Day celebration. The bicycle was provided by Camp’s Sentry Foods in St. Germain and the Weber family.  —Photo By Wally Geist

St. Germain Elementary held its quarterly Color Day celebration May 28. Color Day is a combination of positive reinforcement and a celebration for jobs well done by students and staff.

Katie Hauser’s 4-year-old kindergarten (4K) class designed award-certificates and selected staff members to receive the awards.

“Color Day is always about students receiving awards,” said Hauser. “The 4K class decided the staff should receive certificates showing appreciation for jobs done well and faithfully.”

Cathy Humbaugh, of First National Bank in St. Germain, gave the Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) a $500 check, matching the first $500 raised by the children and the PTO through box-top coupons.

PTO Co-president Kristin Renkes received the check on behalf of the organization. The children turned in over 12,000 box tops which yielded $1,280.

“We are thankful to First National Bank for the additional $500. Children in Mrs. Stephens’ class won two challenges for turning in the most box tops. The children were treated to a pizza lunch donated by Knockers Pizza Co. in February,” said Renkes.

The Fourth Grade Citizenship Award went to Matthew Vedder. He was elected by secret ballot cast by his classmates.

Spang’s Italian Restaurant in St. Germain also issued pizza prizes to students who excelled in class work, and were courteous and helpful to others during the quarter.

Students were awarded a certificate accompanied by a coupon for a free pizza at Spang’s.

Other awards were given for student’s artistic creativity. Mr. Deditz announced the DKG awards for writing and illustrating a book which met strict criteria in composition.

Glenn Svetnicka, of St. Germain Fire and Rescue,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:33 PM
Students rewarded for reading
Firefighter Glenn Svetnicka (left)  and St. Germain Elementary School custodian Gerald Healy prepare to escort students to the Hot Reads Pizza Lunch at Knockers Pizza Company in St. Germain. 	—Photo By Wally Geist

Students of St. Germain Elementary School, teachers and members of St. Germain Fire and Rescue celebrated the last Hot Reads Pizza Lunch for the school year at Knocker’s Pizza Co. in St. Germain June 4.

The occasion-honored students for reading the most parent-monitored minutes outside of school for April and May.

Grand prize winners who will receive

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:32 PM
Annual Cathy’s Ice Cream Social benefits Angel On My Shoulder
Many people volunteered at the Ice Cream Social fundraiser for Angel On My Shoulder held June 7 in St. Germain including, from left, Heidi Olson of Woodruff, Erin Jacobi of Woodruff, Shay Quinn of St. Germain, Kurt Krause of Oconomowoc and Tommy Geraty of Ocono­mo­woc; back row, Amberleigh Pederson, Carlie Homan, Leslie Hiller and Lolly Rose, all from St. Germain.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Cathy’s Ice Cream, located on Highway 70 in St. Germain, held its Ice Cream Social fundraiser for Angel On My Shoulder (AOMS) June 7.

The property shared by Red Canoe Coffee and Cathy’s Ice Cream was the site of a dunk tank, a bounce house and scoops of ice cream to benefit AOMS.

“This is a fun event,” said Lolly Rose,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:31 PM
PrimeTimers donate
PrimeTimers club President Judy Berard (left) presented a $500 donation to Vilas Food Pantry volunteers Rene Verfuerth (center) of St. Germain and Janlee Goska (right) of Conover at the St. Germain’s PrimeTimers June meeting. The volunteers also picked up 147 pounds of groceries donated by members of the group. —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:30 PM
Student dinner
Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club members hosted a pizza supper at the Sayner Pub for students from Sayner and Star Lake who made the honor roll in the Northland Pines School District.  Lions club members present at the dinner were, from left in vests, Tom Tameling, Tom Reed, Ron Capacio, Doug Mc­Kay and Jim Krieck. Student diners were, front row, Dawson Penn, Brenden Erdle, Megan Erdle, Brianna Ozelie, Megan Biedermann and Asher Winquist; and back row, Nathan Lofy, Jacob Stearns, Nicole Ravanelli, Ila Rux and Alyssa Ravanelli.  —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:06 PM
Scholarship recipients
 Members of the St. Germain Lioness Club gave away three $1,000 scholarships at a meeting held at the Sayner Pub May 14.  Scholarship recipients are Madeline Consoer (left), McKenna Harsla (center) and Lauren Czarapata (missing from photo), all of   St. Germain. Consoer plans to specialize in the area of health promotions, Harsla is heading to Florida to become a radiologist and Czarapata will focus on elementary education. The club’s Scholarship Committee Chairwoman Marlys Scharf was on hand to present the checks.  —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:05 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:12 AM )
Course opens after harsh winter

The long winter left the greens at St. Germain and Plum Lake Golf Courses unscathed and in the best spring condition in recent years.

Golfers Dave Brown of St. Germain and Russ Kuthe of Arbor Vitae started their golf season by playing at courses with conditions that allowed them to open earlier in the spring.

“We finally got to play at St. Germain once it opened,” said Brown. “The greens are way better than they were last year. I would say they are in excellent condition and the ball was rollin’ pretty well.”

Matt Goska of Eagle River was putting

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:04 AM

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