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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      —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
Thrift shop to move to new location
Volunteer Mark Meyer (left) helped build the new changing room and cashier’s station for St. Germain Community United Church of Christ Thrift Shop while volunteer Judy Manski (center) served customer Dawn Spaeth at the front counter. The thrift shop will move into its new location adjacent to its current location. A grand opening is set for Saturday, May 3.                                  —Photo By Wally Geist

The St. Germain Community United Church of Christ Thrift Shop will move into a new location adjacent to the present store. There will be a grand opening for the new store on Saturday, May 3.

Volunteers met at the new location April 1 to build a cashier’s station, a new changing room and shelving.

“The store has been very successful,” said Jerry Sykora, co-director. “We are happy to have Bruce Web­er’s support and will remodel the old Wooden Nickel for our growing business.”

Proceeds from the thrift shop are used

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:22 PM
Vojta tops Bates in town board race

Former town board Supervisor John Vojta upset incumbent Supervisor William Bates 271-212 in a St. Germain Town Board election contest Tuesday, April 1.

Bates had served on the St. Germain Town Board for the past three years, while Vojta previously served on the board for six years.

Incumbent Supervisor Marvin Anderson was unopposed for the other supervisory seat.

Because St. Germain has a five-member town board,

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:22 PM
Blood drive set April 15

Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church ELCA in Sayner will host a community blood drive Tuesday, April 15, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the church, located at 2903 Highway 155.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years of age, or 16 with written parental permission, be in general good health and present a photo ID.

Donors are encouraged to eat a meal and drink plenty of fluids before donating.

Walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, call Karen at (715) 542-4049.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:21 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:37 PM )
Running club prepares for 5K run
Members of the Sneakers Running Club at St. Germain Elementary School include, front row from left, Tyler Olson, Isaac Vedder, Nathan Wells, Eric Nagel, Brandon Bacon, Eleanor Wirth, Camryn Cox, Kieran Saffia, Logan Marquardt, Katie Schiddel, Owen Will, Matthew Vedder and J.J. Albee; middle row, Sean Saffia, Jason Ritter, Alex Olson, Kiera Neff, Lizzy Gauthier, Emma Sima, Paige Hodkiewicz, Megan Franke, Sierra Anderson, Trenton Olson, Sami Huelskamp and Kelty Neff; back row, coach Shelley Hodkiewicz, Erica Wick-Johnson, J.J. Johnson, Courtney Fuller, Stephanie Ritter, Kari Ziegler, Scott Will, Lori Huelskamp, coach Jenny Cox and Principal Gayle Daniel.                                      —Photo By Wally Geist

Sneakers Running Club of St. Germain Elementary School, an after-school athletic program designed for third- through fifth-grade boys and girls, is currently preparing for the Journeys Marathon 5-kilometer run in Eagle River.

Co-founders and running coaches Shelly Hodkiewicz and Jenny Cox have registered 30 children and 13 parents and teachers at the school.

“Part of the plan for the club is to make it a cost free

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:20 PM
Service award
Tim Ebert (left), a certified firefighter and first responder, was honored for 35 years of service to St. Germain Fire and Rescue Department at the annual firefighters awards banquet held March 22 at The Whitetail Inn in St. Germain. Ebert is the first person ever to achieve this milestone at the department. Chief Tim Clark (right) presented Ebert the award.                                                —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:19 PM

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