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  • Fourth highlighted by water fights
    St. Germain’s annual observance of Independence Day is held the Sunday before the Fourth of July. This year’s events were held July 1 and included a craft fair, parade, fireworks and all-day food in the park.
    Water fighting teams represented St. Germain, Arbor Vitae and Minocqua. An additional demonstration team from HMA Ultra High Pressure Fire Fighting Systems in Middleton also was present.
    The HMA Ultra High Pressure Fire Fighting Systems allows a small amount of water to extinguish a fire and is used in some communities for structure as well as brush fire suppression. St. Germain Fire and Rescue has
  • Fire journal magazine subject visits
    The St. Germain Fire Station and July Fourth parade received an unexpected guest July 1, when Marty Wilberding, chief of Cuba City Fire and Rescue, decided to pay St. Germain a visit. 
    Wilberding was the subject of a story in the July/August issue of Wisconsin Fire Journal. He had been seriously injured in a trench collapse outside of Cuba City June 20, 2017.
    The magazine had been received during the last week of June and was read by many of the St. Germain Fire and Emergency Medical Services crew. Wilberding was
  • Club donates to fishing program
    The St. Germain Lions Club made a cash donation July 5 to Camp American Legion toward the “Give a Kid a Pole” program.
    The Give a Kid a Pole program was started in April of this year by Jack Bourgeois, president of the Soldiers on Sleds organization, with the main goal of giving children who visit Camp American Legion a brand-new fishing pole setup. 
    “This is something the children will remember and they get to take it home with them,” said Bourgeois.
    In addition to St. Germain Lions Club, Bourgeois has reached out to other organizations to participate as well. The Southwestern Wisconsin Chapter of Heroes on the Water, headed by
  • The St. Germain PrimeTimers will hold a car show, craft and retail fair, children’s carnival and brat fry Saturday, July 21, at the St. Germain Community Park.

    The car show and craft fair will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the carnival will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Food and beverages will be served throughout the day.

    For more information, contact Jeanne Leurquin at (715) 891-7907 or jlurkin@frontier.com.
  • St. Germain Community United Church of Christ (UCC) said goodbye to pastor Topher Mehlhoff and his family June 17, with a potluck luncheon after the service. 
    Mehlhoff is taking over the ministry of Rhinelander UCC. 
    He was replaced by a familiar face, Lu Ferron, as the church’s temporary minister while a new pastor is sought. Ferron served St. Germain UCC as interim minister several years ago.
    For more information, contact the church at 1315 Highway 155, call (715) 542-3114 or visit uccstgermain.org.
  • The annual Picnic, Pie and Ice Cream Social will be held Saturday, July 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church in Sayner.
    The social will feature brats and homemade pies. Free-will donations will be accepted and all proceeds will support charitable ministries.
    The public is welcome to attend this event.
    Shepherd of the Lakes is located on Highway 155.
  • Pickerel Lake Association will hold its annual meeting Sunday, July 8, at 9 a.m. at the St. Germain Community Center.

    The community center is located at the corner of highways 155 and 70 in St. Germain. All association members are welcome to attend.
  • UCC Thrift Shop makes $266 donation to The Fix Is In spay, neuter program
    St. Germain Community United Church of Christ Thrift Shop provided $266 for The Fix Is In (TFII) June 16. The donation comes from gifts placed in the register counter donation jar and matching funds from store proceeds.
    TFII provides high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter services in several communities in the northern part of Wisconsin. 
    Administrative Assistant Rebecca Clouse came to the thrift shop to receive the donation on behalf of TFII.
    TFII was part of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals National Spay/Neuter project until the program was discontinued in 2014. The need, however, continues because
  • ST. GERMAIN — The town of St. Germain will kick off Fourth of July week with its Independence Day celebration Sunday, July 1. 
    The day will start off with the 14th annual Freedom 5K Fun Run. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m., with race day registration and check-in for the 5K from 7:30 to 8 a.m. Check-in for the 1K Kids Run will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. 
    As in the past, proceeds from the race will be used for maintenance and future improvements of nonmotorized recreational trails in the community including the St. Germain section of the paved Heart of Vilas County Bike and Hike Trail and the Awassa Trails system. 
    Over the past 13 years, the
  • Lionesses hold induction ceremony
    Members of St. Germain’s Lioness Club inducted two new members into their ranks and installed newly elected club officers June 6.

    Sandy Hilgemann and Nancy Szott donned black sleep masks to symbolize the darkness experienced by blind children and adults throughout the world. 

    Once the masks were removed, candles were lighted to symbolize the light Lions and affiliated Lioness Clubs work to bring to the blind. The ceremony was led by Affiliated Lioness District President Hope Dougherty.

    Dougherty also read the rite of installation for new club officers. Lioness officers include President Holly Schmucki; first, second and third Vice Presidents Betty McCormick, Demose Schneider and
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