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  • Fire safety
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:28 AM
    St. Germain Elementary and Montessori Learning Center students took part in fire prevention education recently. The  event also involved a “smoke house” that showed youths the importance of planning two ways out of their homes and also talked about how to call 911. —Photos By Wally Geist 
  • Women’s club holds 39th fall fashion show
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 11:45 AM
    St. Germain Women’s Service Club held its 39th annual Fall Fashion Show, with a theme of “Kaleidoscope Of Fashion,” Oct. 3 at the Whitetail Inn in St. Germain. 

    The show presented women an opportunity to see the latest fall fashions from a variety of stores, as well as enjoy lunch and take part in raffles for gift baskets.

    Each model was a member of the club and was dressed in attire from local businesses including Just Because, Ross’s Plus, Ross Sportswear, and J. Christy’s in
  • Human foosball
    Tuesday, October 3, 2017 11:25 AM
    The third annual Human Foosball Tournament was held recently at St. Germain’s 59th Colorama event. The winner of the tournament was J&J Services (pictured), who outscored their opponents, Team Go Foose Yourself, in the championship game, 11-6. The fourth annual tournament is slated for Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. For more information on other St. Germain events, visit st-germain.com, call Judy Jurries at (715) 477-2205 or email sgevent@frontier.com. —Contributed Photo
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:11 PM
    The St. Germain Lions Club will hold its annual meat, seafood and cash raffle Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. at Sportsmen’s Chalet, located at 5205 Old Highway 70 W. in Eagle River.
    The event will include chicken bingo, a 50/50 drawing, a gun and knife raffle and a paddle wheel. Tickets cost $20 each or six for $100. 
    Drawings will be held every 15 minutes for one $100 winner, with tickets put back in after winning, and will continue until half the ticket money is given back in prizes.
    This family-friendly event also will offer
  • Thrift shop donates to Tri-County Council
    Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:45 AM
    St. Germain Community United Church of Christ Thrift Shop made a donation of $435 to Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Sept. 15. Kristen Hanneman, Vilas County outreach coordinator, accepted the check from Thrift volunteer Ellyn Dahnke.

    The thrift store matches each dollar of donations left in the checkout counter jar. The store also is currently collecting funds for Seasons of Life Hospice and Oneida and Vilas Humane Societies.

    Hanneman said
  • Groomer golf outing
    Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:44 AM
    Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club held its fourth annual Drive with a Groomer Driver golf outing at St. Germain Golf Course Aug. 27. Golfers formed foursomes and a groomer driver or board member joined each team as the fifth player in a scramble event. Fourteen teams participated in the golfing and several others joined them for lunch after the outing. There were prizes for hole events as well as first, second and third place. Many businesses and individuals donated raffle prizes. Event organizers included, front row from left, Jim Wendt, Margo Rogers-Anderson and Mike Osborne; and back row, Ozzie Ausloos and Tom Nampel. —Contributed Photo
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:43 AM
    Plum Lake Woman’s Club and Friends of the Plum Lake Library will host the Sayner Colorama Breakfast Sunday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon at Sayner Community Building. 
    A breakfast of eggs, pancakes, sausage, ham, oven-fried potatoes, fruit, coffeecake and beverages will be served. There will also be raffles, a bake sale and crafts. Cost is $10 or $6 for ages 10 and younger. 
    Friends of the Plum Lake Library are reminded to take their baked goods to the library Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or to the community center before 9 a.m. Sunday. Membership renewals are now due.
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:42 AM
    The Bike the Heart passcard promotion that ran between May 26 and Sept. 4 and offered four chances to win prizes from chambers of commerce in Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters, Sayner/Star Lake and St. Germain announced its winners recently. 

    Rick and Sue Chester of St. Germain, David Hass of Grafton, Elizabeth Camber of River Falls and David Erickson of Tomahawk each won a $100 prize package in the Sept. 14 drawing from more than 100 entries.

    Participants in the promotion picked up a passcard at locations along the trail and had it stamped once in each of the participating communities. 

    The Heart of Vilas County Bike Trail System spans
  • Reading Heroes
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017 11:31 AM
    St. Germain has changed the name and sponsors of its “Hot Reads” program to “Reading Heroes.” The program will expand to include writing projects and will be sponsored by the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department and Plum Lake Fire and Rescue. Barb and Kevin Rasmussen from Plum Lake Fire and Rescue, at left, and Vilas County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Gerard Ritter III and Tim Clark, far right, greet incoming students Sept. 5 at St. Germain Elementary School. A formal presentation to the students took place Sept. 11, and included tracking time spent reading at home, writing projects, quarterly lunch at Knocker’s Pizza Co. and prizes for high minutes counts at the end of the school year. —Photo By Wally Geist
  • Freedom 5K makes record donation to nonmotorized hike, bike trails
    Tuesday, September 5, 2017 11:52 AM
    The 13th annual Freedom 5K Fun Run was held July 2 in St. Germain. The event was started in 2005 in an effort to raise money for the new St. Germain Bike and Hike Trail. 
    Earlier this week, race officials presented a check to the town of St. Germain in the amount of $9,000. This is the largest single donation since the event began, bringing the 13-year total to $50,332. 
    Funds raised in this year’s event will be used for
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