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Take Your Child to the Library Day scheduled Saturday, Feb. 1

The Plum Lake Public Library in Sayner announced its upcoming events.

The library will participate in Take Your Child to the Library Day Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be free books and giveaways for any child accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

“Way Up North,” a preschool story hour, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m. at Plum Lake Library. The event will include stories, activities and crafts geared toward 3-5 year olds.

Saturday, Feb. 8, will feature a Superhero Training Academy at 11 a.m. Children will be given an opportunity to test their powers and earn a superhero ID badge.

The event will feature stories,

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:02 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:04 PM )
Judy Wainwright of Enchanted Doll Club speaks at Women’s Service Club meeting
Judy Wainwright, above, of the Enchanted Doll Club of the North Woods spoke to the St. Germain Women’s Service Club at its monthly meeting Jan. 21. She discussed types and aspects of dolls, and brought dolls representing different body material, as well as different articulations of hands, arms, feet, legs, makeup and hair. The next club meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 18, 	—Photo By Wally Geist

Members of St. Germain’s Women’s Service Club invited Judy Wainwright of Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods to speak on the subject of dolls at the monthly meeting Jan. 21, at the?St. Germain Community Center.

Wainwright spoke to 30 members of the club about things relating to dolls such as plastic and vinyl bodies, movable arms, wigs, hair, makeup and packaging.

According to Wainwright, while dolls have been around for a long time, dolls in the 1950’s began to reflect the popular fashion and hair styles of the period.

“These fashion dolls which are collected today and

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:02 PM
St. Germain reminds citizens plowing onto roads is illegal

The town of St. Germain recently issued a notice to area residents that is it unlawful to plow or blow snow from driveways onto or across town, county or state roads.

“It’s dangerous to passing motorists,” read the notice. “Also, town snow removal equipment may be damaged by impact with compacted snow or ice ridges left behind.

“It is actually illegal by Wisconsin state statute, and we ask that you please keep safety in mind when clearing your driveways and refrain from plowing on roads.”

Those who use a service for plowing should contact the provider and share this information, said town board officials.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:01 PM
Retro Ridge Runner race held Jan. 18 in Sayner
Twelve adults lined up to start the 15-kilometer race for the Retro Ridge Runner held Jan. 18 at Razorback Ridges Ski and Mountain Bike Trails.        —Photo By Wally Geist

Members of the Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club sponsored the Retro Ridge Runner race Jan. 18 at Razorback Ridges Ski and Mountain Bike Trails in Sayner.

Adult racers had their choice of 15-kilometer or 7.5-kilometer trails while high school skiers were assigned to the 7.5-kilometer trail.

Children ages 8-13 had a 3.2-kilometer course laid out for them and a 0.75-kilometer track was set for children seven and younger.

“We wanted a retro feel for the race,” said Will Maines,

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 1:53 PM
Library offers sponsorship calendar

The Plum Lake Library in Sayner announced its current public offerings.

This year, the Plum Lake Library will celebrate its 75th year of service to the Sayner, Star Lake and St. Germain communities. The library board hopes to reach its monetary goal for its elevator/lift fund in this anniversary year.

The library is in the process of preparing an 18-month Get Caught Reading calendar that will feature photos of library patrons and reading activities collected throughout the year.

Sponsors, both businesses and individuals, are needed to help offset the cost of printing.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 1:52 PM
Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club holds breakfast fundraiser
One of the Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club groomers marked the spot for snowmobilers to park in front of Knocker’s Pizza Company in St. Germain for the Bo-Boen benefit breakfast held Jan. 19. The groomer is a Tucker Terra, and pulls a SnoBoss drag. Funds from the benefit will be used by the club for equipment purchases and trail maintenance.           —Photo By Wally Geist

Knocker’s Pizza Company in St. Germain hosted the annual Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club’s benefit breakfast Jan. 19.

Snowmobile?riders stopped at the restaurant for a breakfast of eggs, hash browns, sausage and toast, all for a donation of $10.

The funds raised will be used to defray the costs of grooming and other trail maintenance. The annual operating budget for club is between $90,000 and $100,000.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 1:51 PM
Barbian named general manager of Black Bear Lodge property

IDM Group LLC, the hotel development and management firm for Black Bear Lodge in St. Germain, announced that there is a new general manager for the property.

Jake Barbian has taken over general manager duties for this North Woods retreat featuring cabins, cottages and condominium-like suites, located on the shoreline of Little St. Germain Lake.

Barbian’s hotel experience includes front desk responsibilities at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells and a branded property in Neenah.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 1:50 PM
Sherren, at age 90, continues to ride with the Boo-BBB’s snowmobile club

Luella Sherren, age 90,  remains active with the St. Germain’s Boo-BBB’s informal snowmobile club that takes weekly rides.

The club, founded in 1969, is the ladies version of Apple Dumpling Gang snowmobile club out of St. Germain.

Sherren has been ride leader for the Boo-BBB’s, which are part of the annual Women on Snow weekend event held Jan. 24 to 26 at Eagle Waters Resort in Eagle River.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 1:57 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, January 15, 2014 8:39 AM )
Service club plans meeting

The St. Germain Women’s Service Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the St. Germain Community Building.

Social hour begins at 11 a.m. with a luncheon to follow at noon. Judy Wainwright of the Enchanted Doll Club will present a program at 1 p.m.

To become a member of  the St. Germain Women’s Club or to make a luncheon reservation, call Sandy at (715) 542-4538.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 1:57 PM
Estate donation
Gerry Sykora and Diane Nielsen, co-directors of the St. Germain Community United Church of Christ Thrift Shop, displayed items donated Jan. 3 from the estate of Jane Powell. Valued at more than $600, Powell’s children donated the estate items including fabric squares, remnants, batting, hand-stitched quilts, lap quilts and a dozen cross-stitch pattern books. The thrift shop is located in the St. Germain mall, and is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.	         —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 2:39 PM

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