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Members of the St. Germain Community United Church of Christ, including, from left, Pat Rockafield, Barb Verseman, the Rev. Dan Borchers, Buffy Miller-Jackson, Kathy Rabe and Vi May, gathered Dec. 10 to package homemade cookies for the Vilas Food Pantry. Other churches and businesses also provide cookies to this effort. The St. Germain Community United Church of Christ will sponsor a chili supper Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m.  —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:01 AM
 
Snowflake Dance slated Jan. 11

The 16th annual Snow­flake Dance will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. at the St. Germain Community Center.

The Bill Hassey Orchestra will provide the musical entertainment. The band features Skip Wagner, who is known for playing two trumpets at once, as well as many other instruments.

This is a community dance sponsored by the St. Germain PrimeTimers.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:01 AM
 
Holiday giving
Eleven St. Germain Lions, including, front row from left, Ken Hollman and Doug Kaltenbach; back row, Bruce Weber, Jim Carter, Craig Callies, Steve Carlberg, Don Karl, Stan Rakowski, Tom Zimmerman, Gary McCormick and Don Arcus, met at Camp’s Sentry Foods Dec. 11 to pick up and deliver boxes of groceries to 80 homes in the area. According to Weber, the boxes are a way of remembering those who need a little extra care at the holidays and those who have lost loved ones during the year. Missing from the photo are Ken Dahnke and Keith Slizewski who packed the baskets. 	       —Photo By Wally Geist
Monday, December 23, 2013 1:50 PM
 
Community Blood Drive scheduled Dec. 31

A Community Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the fire house, located at 533 Highway 155 in St. Germain. The St. Germain Lions Club will host the drive.

Donations of all blood types are needed but people with O negative, A negative, B negative and O positive blood are especially needed.

This is a pay it forward blood drive, where blood donors can enter a drawing to win two $50 gift cards.

Winners will be encouraged to use one gift card and give the other gift card to someone in need,

Monday, December 23, 2013 1:50 PM
 
Elementary school receives $500 grant from Exxon Mobil
David Weber (left) representing The Little Saint Fuel Express, St. Germain’s Exxon Mobil fuel provider, presented Principal Gayle Daniel (right) a check for $500 from Exxon Mobil’s Educational Alliance Program Dec. 18. The grant program requires the school to use the money for math and science programs.  —Photo By Wally Geist

A $500 Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance Program Grant was presented to Northland Pines Elementary School-St. Germain Dec. 18. Exxon Mobil provides the grants to schools within a service station’s community for science and math education.

“The Grant’s subtitle is ‘Filling up youthful minds.’ It provides funds for the school to add equipment or books to help round out its science and math curriculum,”

Monday, December 23, 2013 1:48 PM
 
Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club grooms trails before opening
Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club groomed St. Germain’s trails before the opening of the snowmobile season Dec. 13. Brian Scheid, above, backs the New Holland tractor with drag into its parking space in the Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club groomer barn while Mike Osborn directs.  —Photo by Wally Geist

Bo-Boen Trail groomers completed their run over St. Germain’s snowmobile trails in advance of the official opening of the season Dec. 13.

Mike Osborn indicated that this is his twelfth year grooming Bo-Boen trails, “This is the earliest I’ve personally been out grooming the trails. They are in excellent shape and,

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:04 PM
 
St. Germain Chamber hires new events coordinator
JOSIE NOLTE

The board of directors of the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce recently an­nounced that Josie Nolte has been hired as the new events coordinator.

“For many years I have enjoyed visiting and living in the beautiful North Woods,” said Nolte. “I’m very excited to be working for the chamber, sharing my interests with visitors and promoting what this area has to offer.  I look forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead.”

Nolte has served as the purchasing director at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Ill.,

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:03 PM
 
Chamber names Wiesmann new executive director
PENNY WIESMANN

The Board of Directors of the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce has appointed Penny Wiesmann as its new executive director, effective Jan. 2.

Wiesmann comes from Fort Atkinson, bringing with her more than 12 years of marketing and business experience, most recently working for Cygnus Business Media as the marketing manager for numerous publications and associations.

Wiesmann’s previous experience includes sales and marketing for a national manufacturer of

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:02 PM
 
Berg receives hotel award

IDM Group LLC, a hotel management and development firm headquartered in Madison with properties around the Midwest, announced that Rosanne Berg of the Black Bear Lodge in St. Germain won its Heart of Hospitality award. The awards are given to each of its hotels.

Berg is a room attendant at Black Bear Lodge in St. Germain, and has been with the property for just over a year. Heart of Hospitality award recipients are nominated by fellow employees for the honor, which recognizes individuals who have exceeded expectations of hospitality and professionalism.

An executive committee at each IDM-managed property selects the winner from among the nominees. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:00 PM
 
Christmas program
Sunday school children at St. Germain Community United Church of Christ had a dress rehearsal Dec. 13 for their “A Super Christmas” program held Dec. 15. The program featured Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Spider Man, Mary, Joseph, shepherds and an angel, all played by children of the church’s Sunday School. Julie Bohnen and Judy Waldmann were the directors of the program. The program included simple dance steps and contemporary Christmas music. The storyline revolved around who would save the world, super heroes or baby Jesus. The children re-enacted the birth of Jesus which aimed to prove that Jesus was the true savior of the world. The cast included, front row from left, Emma Bacon as Mary; Zander Broomfield as Joseph; shepherds Cody Vojta, Sam Nampel and Chloe Moran; second row, Nicholas Bohnen as Spiderman, Emma Weber as Bat Girl, Jacob Nampel as Spiderman and Grace Weber as an angel; third row, Brandon Bacon as Batman, Milton Verseman as Incredible Hulk and Zachary Ritter as Thor; back row, narrators Carlie Homman and Lizzy Gauthier, and Jason Ritter as Iron Man. Missing from the photo was Emily Ritter as a lamb.  —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:55 PM
 
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