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Santa event
 Members of the St. Germain Lioness Club provided a hot dog and beans lunch for children and their parents who came to see Santa Dec. 7 at the St. Germain Community Center. The club had seven stations where children could participate in take-home craft proj­ects.  Children also were welcome to write to Santa, pick a book to take home, decorate Christmas sugar cookies and make holiday door hangers. Some Lionesses at the event were, from left, Rose Futrell, Chris Sprister, Barb Zimmerman, Marlys Scharf, Betty McCormick, Marlene Rakowski and Sharon Gilbertson. —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:00 PM
Lions donate $2,000 to local charities
St. Germain Lions Club President Jim Carter (far left) presented $1,000 checks to the Warm The Children Fund and Vilas Food Pantry Nov. 26 at the Vilas County News-Review in Eagle River. Receiving checks were, from left, Sharina Adams of  Warm The Children, and Natalie Spiess of the Vilas Food Pantry. Also present at the event was Karen Carter (far right).    —Photo By Wally Geist

St. Germain Lions Club President Jim Carter presented two $1,000 checks to Eagle River-based charities, Warm The Children Fund and Vilas Food Pantry Nov. 26.

The Warm The Children Fund is a co-operative effort of the Vilas County News-Review and the communities it serves. The News-Review charges no administrative fees for its services.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 1:49 PM
Lions Club plans party

The Sayner-Star Lake Lions and Lioness clubs will hold the Sayner-Star Lake Community Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Sayner community building.

Horse-drawn sleigh rides around town will be provided from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., along with refreshments, holiday activities, a bonfire and singing.

“Come join us for a hot cup of soup with hot drinks, and of course, milk and Christmas cookies,” said a Sayner-Star Lake Lions club representative.

Wrapping for a Reason  is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7,

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 1:49 PM
St. Germain Elementary School PTO holds its third annual holiday sale
Holiday items from the St. Germain Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization’s third annual sale of holiday greens, wreaths, candy canes, sprays and garland roping were distributed Nov. 26 at the school. Above, sales children, from left, Oscar and Olivia, help their mother Shirin Eliason with greens distributed by Barry Hodkiewicz (far right) at the event. 	         —Photo By Wally Geist

The St. Germain Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) raised funds for the third year with the sale of holiday greens, wreaths, candy canes, sprays and garland roping.

Shelly and Barry Hodkiewicz of the PTO distributed the holiday items sold by the children Nov. 26 at the school. 

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 1:48 PM
New officers
he St. Germain Women’s Service Club recently elected its 2014 officers. They include, from left, Sandy Summers, vice president; Bonnie Kegley, secretary; Sharon Trudeau, treasurer; and Barb Steinhilber, president.                             —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 1:47 PM
Northwoods Dental Project visits elementary school
St. Germain Elementary School students were shown a multi-media presentation about the purpose of teeth, gums and other features of the mouth by dental, medical and health department personnel as part of the Northwoods Project   Nov. 21. Here Anna Kessro, Vilas County Department of Health (far left) and Kelly Moran, dental hygienist and project team leader, (far right) talk with second-grade students Asher Peters (left) and Taylor Bugler (right).  —Photo By Wally Geist

Representatives of Northwoods Dental Project brought dental sealants, a thin plastic film that coats the chewing surfaces or grooved areas of the back teeth or molars,  and an educational presentation to the second-graders in St. Germain Elementary Nov. 21.

The project also services private and public schools in Florence, Forest, Oneida and Vilas counties.

“We hope to see almost 900 children as part of the sealant project.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:49 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:50 PM )
Board raises levy by $60,000 for purchase of fire tanker

The St. Germain Town Board set the 2014 levy at $835,041 during a meeting held Nov. 20. The levy was raised by $60,000 over the proposed levy of $775,041 which is the same amount as last year.

The increase is to be placed in an equipment fund for the eventual purchase of a fire department tanker.

The full town board, town treasurer and town clerk were present at both meetings. In addition to the board, 13 qualified electors and one visitor were also present at both meetings.

During the budget presentation, Fred Radtke, a former supervisor,

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:35 PM
Wrapping For A Reason scheduled Saturday, Dec. 7
Carrie Schalinske, owner of Rustic River Cabin Outfitters in Sayner, is getting wrapping paper, ribbon and bows ready for Wrapping For A Reason to be held Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sayner-Plum Lake Town Hall. Christmas presents will be wrapped if accompanied by a food item donation to the Vilas Food Pantry.               —Photo By Wally Geist

The Sayner-Star Lake Chamber of Commerce will host Wrapping for a Reason, a charity present-wrapping program,  Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sayner-Plum Lake Town Hall in Sayner.

Members of the community will wrap a Christmas present brought into the town hall in exchange for a donation of a nonperishable food item for the Vilas Food Pantry in Eagle River.

There is no limit on presents

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:34 PM
Club donation
The St. Germain Area Chamber of Commerce recently made a donation of $5,000 to the Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club, the largest snowmobile club in the state with more than 430 memberships. St. Germain Chamber Board President Ted DeRuiter, right, presented Bo-Boen Club President-elect Tom Christensen the check.     —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:33 PM
Baumann named new constable

The St. Germain Town Board selected Don Baumann to be the new constable or animal control officer at a meeting  Nov. 11.

Baumann will be responsible for housing stray animals, making sure rabies tags and dog license tags are current, and other duties as set forth in the Vilas County Animal Control Ordinance.

Those who encounter a stray may call Baumann at

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:32 PM

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