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Groomer Show held Feb. 5-6

Manufacturers and those shopping for trail-grooming equipment descended on St. Germain for the 17th annual Groomer Show, sponsored by Walker Equipment, Feb. 5-6, at the Walker Equipment facility on Highway 70 East.
St. Germain is the home of Arrowhead Groomers made by Walker Equipment, and one of the largest snowmobile clubs in the nation, the Bo-Boen Tribe.
This is the 17th year the club supported the efforts of Walker to have a groomer show in St. Germain.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:27 PM
Area businesses to have sales for Presidents Day weekend PDF Print E-mail

Sayner area businesses  Rustic Rivers, Traditions and GreenWeavers have teamed up to promote and bring shoppers to Sayner for the Presidents Day weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday,  Feb 14-16.
There will be 30% off storewide and up to 70% off select items.
“Discover what others are saying about shopping in Sayner,” said a Rustic Rivers representative.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:27 PM
Elementary school holds Color Day
Winners of the annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest were announced at the St. Germain Elementary School Color Day Jan 29. Winners in their respective grade levels included, from left, Colby Kruse, Sami Huelskamp, Karson Thomas, Emma Weber, Karlin Williams and Jaydin Ellias. The posters will be forwarded to the Firefighters Association for regional fire prevention poster judging. Winners will go on to the State competition. St. Germain’s Nastadia Durski previously won first place in the State competition.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Students at St. Germain Elementary School participated in their quarterly Color Day Celebration Jan. 29.
Color Day aims to promote good behavior, dedicated learning and academic discovery at home and school.
The activities at the event included the Pledge of Allegiance; the singing of the national anthem; awarding of reading, math and grade-level learning awards and achievements; the announcement of Hot Reads winners who get to go to lunch at Knocker’s Pizza Company in a fire truck; perfect attendance awards;

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:30 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:35 PM )
Lioness donations PDF Print E-mail
Dianne Briggs, a representative of the Sayner-Star Lake Lioness Club, distributed 10 checks totaling $2,100 to 10 local charities at Plum Lake Library in Sayner Jan. 29. “The organizations represented here are made up of the worker bees in our community and county and are a force for good,” said Briggs. “Our Lioness Club wants to support their efforts and their spirits with these gifts.” Organization representatives on hand to receive checks included, front row from left, Pam Ragan of the Humane Society of Vilas County, Nancy Minx of the Vilas County Historical Museum, Margie Rychlock of the Northwoods Children’s Museum, Lolly Rose of Angel On My Shoulder, Roger Tesch of the Vilas Food Pantry and Carol Briggs of the Sayner-Star Lake Lioness Club; back row, Jeremy Arnold of the Plum Lake Ambulance and Volunteer Fire Department, Dianne Briggs of the Sayner-Star Lake Lioness Club, Dan Sukow of Plum Lake Library, Terry Gloss of the Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club and Kathy Holtorp of The Salvation Army.  —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:29 PM
Community volunteers gather for Mid-Winter Family Night
The St. Germain Volunteer Rescue and Fire Department held its Mid-Winter Family Night Jan. 19 at the fire station. Firefighters, first responders and members of the town board gather to show support, have dinner and give gifts to children of the volunteers. Above, from left, Cody Vojta, Emma Bacon, Brandon Bacon, Tyler Vojta and Brett Schalinske enjoy a game in the fire station.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Jan. 19 marked the annual Mid-Winter Family Night gathering of the St. Germain Volunteer Rescue and Fire Department at the fire station.

The event provides a time for firefighters, first responders and members of the town board to visit, have dinner, share gifts with children of the volunteers, and provide encouragement and support for those that serve the community.

“Volunteer firefighters spend many hours in class to

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:03 PM
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

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