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  • The book selected for Plum Lake Library’s Monday, June 11, book club meeting is “Same Kind of Different as Me” by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. The club will meet at 11 a.m. All are welcome to join in the book discussion. 
    Copies of the book are available at the library’s front desk in regular or large print and in audio, when available. 
    The monthly library board of trustees meeting will take place Wednesday, May 23, at 4 p.m. at the library. Public comments are welcome.
    Friends of the Plum Lake Library will hold its annual Bag of Books sale Thursday, May 24, through Saturday, May 26, at the library.
    Sale hours will be
  • Lioness installation
    The Sayner-Star Lake Lioness Club recently installed Sandy Fierek as its newest member. Pictured, from left, are Treasurer Lori Krall, Fierek, District President Hope Dougherty and club President Sharon Seegert. —Contributed Photo
  • Martinis in May winners announced
    The St. Germain Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its fifth annual Martinis in May event held May 5 at Whitetail Inn in St. Germain. 
    The People’s Choice Winner, presented by Cut to Perfection Family Hair Care, was Dublin Sports Bar & Grill in Conover, with its Frosty Cucumber Martini. 
    Historic Davenport House in Rhinelander took home the Judge’s Choice Award, presented by Elbert’s Resort & Condos, and a new award this year went to Kusek’s Red Steer in
  • St. Germain residents are welcome to sign up for the St. Germain Community Rummage Sale which will be held Friday and Saturday, June 15-16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
    There is a $10 registration fee to be part in the sale. People may register online at st-germain.com or at the chamber office. 
    Shoppers can stop by the chamber office Friday or Saturday for a map of the rummage sale locations, or maps will be available online Friday, June 15 after 8:30 a.m. 
    For more information, contact Shannah Bass at (715) 477-2205 or sgevent@frontier.com or visit st-germain.com.
  • Sayner Stingers Youth Soccer will hold registration Thursday, May 31, from 3:25 to 6 p.m. at the St. Germain Elementary School commons.

    The registration will be for participation in the Headwaters Youth Soccer Association’s fall recreational soccer league. It is open to all children from the St. Germain-Sayner area entering kindergarten through eighth grade. Home-schooled children are welcome.

    The soccer season will run from the first week of August through the last week of September. 

    Volunteers are needed to assist as coaches, referees, team parent and field maintenance. There will be some used equipment available at the registration on a first-come, first-served basis. All fees will be
  • Firefighters sponsor 40th fish fry dinner at Knocker’s
    St. Germain’s Firefighters Association sponsored its 40th annual fish fry April 29 at Knocker’s Pizza Co. in St. Germain.

    According  to event coordinator Pam Gebhardt, the event saw a record-setting 732 dinners served.

    The event was manned by volunteers from St. Germain Fire and Rescue as well as Knocker’s kitchen and waitstaff.

    Among the meals served, there were between 40 and 50 meals delivered to those who could not come to the restaurant. Dinners also were available for carry out.

    Due to the heavy turnout for the event, firefighters transported
  • The Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive Friday, May 18, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church, located at 227 Main St. in Sayner.
    Blood donors must be at least 17 years old (or 16 years old with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and have a photo ID.
    Donors are encouraged to eat a regular meal and drink plenty of fluids.
    To schedule an appointment, call Karen at (715) 542-4049. All donors will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gas card. 
  • Koller estate donates for fire equipment
    Chief Tim Gebhardt of the St. Germain Fire Department accepted a donation May 3 from John Schanilec, personal representative of the estate of Alice R. Koller.

    Ms. Koller died at the age of 97 in Green Bay. Prior to living in the Kewaunee area, Koller had deep roots in St. Germain.

    In 1943, as a young adult, Koller inherited land from her uncle, Phillip Koller, that was to become the Kettle Hole Resort on Found Lake in St. Germain. With her parents, she moved to St. Germain, and they developed houses and cottages for rentals.

    When her father died in 1954, Koller and
  • St. Germain puts up new LED sign
    As any person in charge of their upkeep knows, letters used for letter boards yellow, crack, blow away and are difficult to keep neat and straight. LED signs are easier to keep current, can be changed via cell phone app from anywhere, and are more colorful and readable than the old letter board signs.
    That’s why, when St. Germain treasurer Marion Jans­sen heard that a former area resident, Chuck Fondrie, a sign salesman, had contacted and sold LED signs to a number of area businesses, she decided to reach out to him. 
    When Fondrie learned St. Germain Fire and Rescue was interested in a new sign, he offered the town a two-sided electronic LED sign at his
  • Lionesses sponsor fundraiser
    The annual Sayner-Star Lake Lioness Club Meat Raffle was held April 28 at Thunderbird Pass in St. Germain. 
    As the club will no longer sponsor the Sayner Stampede as a way of raising financial support for Lion and Lioness Club projects, more emphasis on preparation was put in for the meat raffle. Members increased the number and variety of prizes, which meant contacting more local businesses in search of creative prizes.
    Theme prizes included a golf package with a value of more than $1,000. The package provides golf passes for area courses such as Plum Lake, Northwoods, St. Germain, Timber Ridge, Trout Lake and
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