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Thrift store holds grand opening
Shopper Mary Beth Neubauer (left) and volunteer Jo Bock talk over cake and coffee at the grand opening of the St. Germain Community United Church of Christ Thrift Shop May 3. The shop is located in the strip mall just south of Camp’s Sentry Foods.   —Photo By Wally Geist

The Community United Church of Christ (CUCC) Thrift Shop in St. Germain had its grand opening May 3.

The shop moved to a larger area storefront to the south of its previous location on Highway 70. Members of St. Germain’s CUCC operate the shop.

Ellyn Dahnke, a volunteer from the church said, “We have a box by the door where people can donate food items to the Vilas Food Pantry. Each week a volunteer comes to the store to pick up the donated items.”

Diane Nielsen, co-director of the shop, added,

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:53 PM
Lioness Club hosts Spring Stampede
Mitzi Pockat holds the winning card created by Cheryll Steinke. Steinke’s card was “Spread Your Wings.” Steinke’s prize was $25.                                                               —Photo By Wally Geist

The Sayner-Star Lake Lioness Club hosted its 17th  annual Spring Stampede in Sayner May 3. The event focused on rubber stamps, stamping accessories and art.

“Growth is good, but we want to control the chaos,” said Lioness President, Mitzi Pockat. “The event is so popular that people are just about breaking down the doors to get in.”

“The Spring Stampede offers a great way to learn

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:51 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:53 PM )
Hall, Prigge receive Lions Club scholarships

The Sayner/Star Lake Lions Club (SLLC) selected Rachael Hall and Vaun Prigge, both of the Sayner-Star Lake area, as the recipients of $1,000 scholarships.

The SLLC offers four $1,000 scholarships. Two are awarded to high school seniors planning to continue their education. The other two are awarded to individuals who are already attending college or tech school.

Hall and Prigge were both selected based on their impressive

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:50 PM
The 36th annual St. Germain Firefighters Association Fish Fry was held at Golden Pines restaurant in St. Germain April 27. Members of the association, in conjunction with the owners of the restaurant, served 320 dinners. Above, first responder Judy Kohout (left) and Sandy Bacon, wife of firefighter Chad Bacon, distributed tickets to dinner attendees.         —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:49 PM
Garage, bake sale set May 24 PDF Print E-mail

The Community Garage and Bake Sale will be held Saturday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sayner Community Building.

All proceeds from this event will benefit one or more of the beneficiaries on Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church’s list of supported ministries.

For more information about the garage sale or to reserve a table, call Dianne Briggs at (715) 891-6334.

For bake sale questions, call Anna at (715) 542-3777 or Melody at 542-2634.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:48 PM
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 )

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