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Parent-teacher organization donates die-cutter to school
Librarian Sherry Schmidt (left) and first-grade teacher and St. Germain Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) President Stephanie Brewer (right) display a thank-you sign which used artwork from the the new rotary die-cutter donated by the St. Germain Elementary School PTO. The sign was also signed by members of the school staff.     —Photo By Wally Geist

The St. Germain Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) recently donated a new rotary die-cutter to the school. The unit and three die sets cost $1,000.

The machine allows teachers to cleanly cut out well formed letters and symbols for use on bulletin boards, posters, greeting cards, and in other

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:44 PM
 
Fire department completes training session with DNR
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources forester and ranger Jamie Remme presents a drip-fire canister used to burn unburned brush, leaves or dry grass between the active fire zone and the fire line to prevent the fire from spreading at a St. Germain Fire and Rescue training session April 21.  —Photos By Wally Geist

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) ranger Jamie Remme, and fire technician Ryan Brown brought equipment from the Eagle River DNR station to St. Germain Fire and Rescue’s station to give a presentation on the importance of training local fire departments April 21.

“Very often the local department is first on the scene and needs to be aware of how a wildfire moves and develops so they can protect structures,

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:43 PM
 
Committees propose restoration ideas to town board for old school building
Committee members of the Red Brick Restoration and Friends of the Old School, including, from left, Lu Sherren, Ellyn Dahnke, Mia Heike   and Jenny Bolte, met April 23 at the Community Center in St. Germain to discuss plans to present restoration ideas to the town board.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Four members of the Red Brick Restoration and Friends of the Old School committees met at the St. Germain Community Center April 23 to discuss how to present a proposal to the town board to turn the old school building, located at the northwest corner of the intersection of highways 70 and 155 in St. Germain, into community rooms.

Mia Heike presented three drawings of

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:41 PM
 
Easter festivities
Members of St. Germain Lions Club greeted parents and children at the St. Germain Community Center April 19 for the Community Easter Egg Hunt. Eggs were hidden on the premises for children to find. The Lions Club also arranged a photo shoot with the Easter Bunny. Above, Chandler (left) and Maya (right) Savel introduce their niece, Tayden Hodgkinson (center), to the Easter Bunny.  —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:34 PM
 
Town negotiates with Integrys for purchase of Awassa property

Chairman Walt Camp reported on negotiations with Integrys Energy Group, for which Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) is a subsidiary, for the purchase of 286 undeveloped acres known as the Awassa property at the annual St. Germain Town Board meeting held April 15.

Nineteen electors, four St. Germain Town Board members, the clerk, the treasurer and one guest attended the meeting.

WPS and the Town of St. Germain have maintained a hiking trail system and part of a snowmobile trail on the property.

Integrys decided to close and sell

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:33 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:46 AM )
 
Additional defibrillator to be purchased for St. Germain Golf Course property

The purchase of an additional Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), which would be positioned on the St. Germain Golf Course property, was discussed at the St. Germain Town Board meeting April 15.

Town Treasurer Marion Janssen explained, “I took the first responder class at Nicolet College this winter and realized the importance of having an AED available in public places.”

According to Jansen, one of the two units purchased by the fire department, the Zoll unit, is very user-friendly, and tells the user exactly what to do if someone has a suspected cardiac arrest.

“The unit costs $1,719. Adequate chest compressions and shocking

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:33 PM
 
Sheriff demonstrates new fuel system
Vilas County Sheriff Joe Fath (left) looks on as St. Germain firefighter Troy Schalinske (right) familiarizes himself with the newly installed gasoline/propane fuel system on one of the   Vilas County Sheriff Department’s squad cars. The system was explained by Fath to the member of the St. Germain Fire and Rescue Department as they gathered for training April 7.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Vilas County Sheriff Joe Fath gave the St. Germain Fire and Rescue Department a close look at the newly installed propane fuel system on his squad car on April 7 during a training session.

The vehicle is equipped with both propane and gasoline fuel systems.

Firemen were shown the fill port on the side of the car, the storage tank, feed lines and elements of the operating system under the hood. Safety regarding for the new fuel system was also discussed.

Fath explained,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:46 PM
 
Fire department purchases emergency equipment
Dave Imlah of Allied 100 in Woodruff demonstrates the Zoll automatic external defibrillator unit which the St. Germain Fire and Rescue Department chose to purchase at a meeting held April 7. 				  —Photo By Wally Geist

St. Germain Fire and Rescue Department has decided to purchase automatic external defibrillator (AED) units for use in emergency medical situations such as cardiac arrest.

Dave Imlah of Allied 100, an emergency and medical training equipment company in Woodruff, attended the department’s monthly training session and business meeting April 7 to present information on AED units, for which the department was considering to purchase.

Members present chose to purchase the Zoll

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:43 PM
 
Area donation
Jim Anderson (center) presented a $4,500 donation to the St. Germain Fire and Rescue Department April 7 for its rescue and crowd-control services rendered at the annual Bikini Radar Race held Jan. 31-Feb. 2 on the west bay of Little Saint Germain Lake.  Above, Anderson hands over the check to firefighters Tim Ebert (left) and Jim Sherren (right). For more information and photos of the event, visit radarracers.com.      —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:42 PM
 
Fire department encourages reading
Hot Reads winning St. Germain Elementary School students, St. Germain Fire and Rescue Department volunteers and owners of Knocker’s Pizza Co. in St. Germain, including, from left,  Hayle Bugler, Alyssa Karns, Megan Franke, Barry Hodkiewicz, Aiden Trzebiatowski, Jaydin Ellias,  Allie McHugh, Olivia Eliason, Karlin Williams, Emma Weber, Emma Sima, Jason Ritter, Ross Cooper, Nicholas Bohnen, Shelly Hodkiewicz, Mrs. Brewer and Chief Tim Clark, appeared at Knocker’s as part of the students reward for reading the most out-of-school minutes April 9.  —Photo By Wally Geist

The St. Germain Fire and Rescue Department took thirteen St. Germain Elementary School students to lunch at Knocker’s Pizza Co. in St. Germain April 9 as part of Hot Reads Program.

The program rewards students who read the most parent-certified minutes away from school over the course of the school quarter.

Winning students are recognized in the quarterly Color Day

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:41 PM
 
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