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Sayner-St. Germain
Cancer fundraiser
Students at St. Germain Elementary are halfway through their Pennies For Patients challenge to see how pocket change can be collected to help those suffering from cancer. Funds will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help those suffering from cancers of the blood. The program will run through March 5. Students promoting the challenge included, front row from left, Nathan Wells, Trenton Olson, Elvis Russell, Griffin Stiemke, Aiden Aldermann, Owen Will, Eric Nagel and Ryan Muench; back row, Camryn Cox, Eleanor Wirth, Jayle French, Megan Franke and Victoria Kessro. For more information or to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, visit  —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:15 PM
Winter Family Fun Day scheduled March 8

The Winter Family Fun Day will be held Saturday, March 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the St. Germain Community Center and ice rink.

The event will feature games, prizes and free refreshments, and is sponsored by the St. Germain Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, St. Germain Lions and Lioness clubs, Women’s Service Club and PrimeTimers.

Sparkey the Fire Dog also will be skating on the rink with attendees.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:15 PM
Dr. Dirksen speaks on foot issues at Women’s Service Club meeting
Members of the seventh annual Community Chicken Dinner Committee met with Chef Rich Polaski from Team Twilight prior to their luncheon presentation by Dr. Dirksen Feb. 18 at   the St. Germain Community Center. Committee members included, from left, Jean Joyce, Sandy Summers, Janean Hemauer, Loretta De Campi, Sharon Trudeau, Polaski and Jan Toivonen.  —Photo By Wally Geist

The St. Germain Women’s Service Club met Feb. 18 at the Community Center in St. Germain to hear Dr. Andrea Dirksen’s presentation on aging-related foot issues.
Dirksen summarized, “Try to keep walking and lead a healthy lifestyle because staying active makes you happier,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 1:58 PM
Walker Equipment donates to Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club
Judy Walker (left) presented a check from Walker Equipment Inc. for $250 to Jim Wendt of the Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club for the club’s support of the 17th annual Groomer Show.                —Photo By Wally Geist

Judy Walker of Walker Equipment Inc., manufacturers of Arrowhead Groomers, in St. Germain, recently presented a $250 check to Jim Wendt, representative of the Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club.
The donation was given in recognition of the club’s support of the annual

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 1:57 PM
Quilt contest
Winners of the Plum Lake Woman’s Club Block Party 10 were announced at the Hobo Dinner Feb 15. Winners included, from left, Elsie Turner holding the third-place award for Kathy Jones; Judy Kaisler, second place; Kathy Jones, first place. Kaisler, who made a block to honor the memory of Ellen Finch, also won the People’s Choice award. All the blocks entered in the contest will be assembled into a quilt and on display at the Plum Lake Library in Sayner for the summer. The quilt will then be raffled off at a drawing at the Plum Lake Woman’s Club Christmas Fest Nov. 15. Raffle tickets will be available at the Plum Lake Library and from club members.   —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:05 PM
Hobo Dinner prize winners announced

The Friends of the Plum Lake Library (FPLL) an­nounced the winners of  prizes at the Hobo Dinner. The event was held Feb. 15 at the St. Germain Community Center.

The door prize winners were Elsie Turner, Al Larsen, Pete Minx, Jim Krieck, John Casucci, Jeff Heeler, Fay Sandman, Andy McKay, Mary Lou Davis and Eric Johnson.

The winner of the Hobo Fishing guessing game was Rollie Amundson, the winner of the Man’s Best Friend basket was Joan McKay, the winner of the Breakfast Bonanza basket was Mary Lou Davis, and the Dragonfly Bowl winner was Sandy Summers.

“The Hobo Dinner was a huge success despite the snowy weather,”

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:04 PM
Ice Fishing Tournament held Feb. 8
The 12th annual Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club Ice Fishing Tournament on Plum Lake was held Feb. 8. Participants included, front row from left, Justin Cadau, Marcus Dreger, Brad Brooker, Sam Mortag, Danyel Brooker, Haley Kliss and William Kliss; second row, Jimmy Mortag, Matt Peterson, Mamie Wade, BriAnna Hoffmann, Billy Kliss and Jen Johnson; and third row, Misti Gaber, Josh Wergan, Kevin Brooker, Scott Andersen, Jake Long, Scott VanderWeiler, Alex Tameling and Clayton Spiess. Prizes were awarded at the Sayner community building for fishing, prizes and the 2014 Ice Shack Queen Pageant. 	--Photo By Wally Geist

Feb. 8 marked the 12th annual ice fishing tournament held on Plum Lake, sponsored by the Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club.
Prizes at the event included five power augers, two pellet grills, two Vexilar FL8E devices and more than $700 in cash for registered fish.
Will Maines, master of ceremonies, expressed gratitude to merchants in Say­ner, Minocqua, Eagle River and the surrounding communities for donating prizes.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:32 PM
Dirksen to give presentation for Women’s Service Club

Dr. Andrea Dirksen, Northwoods Foot and Ankle in Arbor Vitae, will give a presentation at the St. Germain Women’s Service Club meeting set Tuesday Feb. 18, at the Community Center in St. Germain.
A chicken dinner planning session and social hour will begin at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon and the program will follow.
Those that would like to attend the lunch may call Betty Kallay at (715) 542-9331 to make a free-luncheon reservation.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:29 PM
Hobo Dinner set Feb. 15

The Friends of the Plum Lake Library  in Sayner will host a Hobo Dinner Saturday, Feb. 15. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Sayner Community Building.
The menu will feature homemade Hobo Stew, coleslaw, pickles, bread, brownies and a beverage.
Tickets for the event will be $7.50 for adults or $8 at the door, and $4.50 for 12 and younger or $5 at the door. Tickets are available at the library.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:29 PM
Elementary school Hot Reads winners attend lunch at Knockers Feb. 5
St. Germain Elementary School awarded 16 students who read the highest number of minutes outside of school with a ride in a fire engine to Knocker’s Pizza Co. as part of its Hot Reads reading program Feb. 5. The winning students and chaperones are, first row from left, Evan Marks, Jonah Will, Isabella Renkes, Cole Will, Joe Adkins and Ellie Chicka; second row, Eliana Waltz, Sarah Nagel, Paige Hodkiewicz, Ryan Muench and Griffin Stiemke; and third row, Jeff Waltz, Logan Marquardt, Mason Thomas, Ross Cooper, Jason Ritter, Amberleigh Pederson and Glenn Svetnicka.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Sixteen students from Northland Pines Elementary-St. Germain were honored for reading the highest number of minutes outside of school with a fire truck ride to lunch at Knocker’s Pizza Co. in St. Germain Feb. 5.
Members of the St. Germain Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department brought five trucks and were joined by Plum Lake Chief Kevin Rasmussen, who also brought a truck.
“It’s great to support the kids and their reading program,” said Rassmussen.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:28 PM

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