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Lakes committee holds picnic for aquatic invasive species inspectors
Committee members and interns present at the picnic included, front row from left, Brady Robinson of UW-Oshkosh, Chrissy Bartleme of UW-Green Bay, Richard Gluth of of St. Norbert College, Taylor Zuiches of UW-Oshkosh; back row, Kyle Kettner of UW-Oshkosh, St. Germain Lakes Committee Chairman Chuck Thier, Vilas County Invasive Species Coordinator Ted Ritter and Steve Young of St. Norbert College.  —Photo By Wally Geist

St. Germain’s Lakes Committee hosted a picnic in the St. Germain Community Park July 23 to allow members of the committee and community to become acquainted with interns who inspect boats and trailers at Vilas boat landings for aquatic invasive species (AIS).

The inspections are part of an effort to keep lakes pristine, contain AIS to lakes which are already infected, to continue educating boaters about invasive issues and to gauge how well past educational efforts have impacted boaters.

Fourteen interns serve

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:18 PM
Library holds food science program
“The Science of Food” program at the Plum Lake Library culminated with a sweet treat of homemade vanilla ice cream. Above, attendees, from left, Anna Chicka, Ellie Chicka and Victoria Kessro enjoy the product of their labor.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Plum Lake Public Library in Sayner brought in registered dietitian and nutritionist Cheri Nemec to present “The Science of Food” July 24 as part of the library’s summer reading program, which focuses on science and aims to increase children’s interest in reading.

Through the program’s use of outdoor stations, children were able to experiment with different kinds of food and food-related chemistry.

One station allowed children to express the differences in taste,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:17 PM
Historic Phelps homes toured
The Dowling-Richards Home on Long Lake, above, was one of four homes that opened its doors to be toured on the third annual Tour of Historic Phelps Homes held June 28.  —Contributed Photo

The third annual Tour of Historic Phelps Homes, sponsored by the Phelps Historical Museum, was held June 28.

This year the Williams-Withington home and Dowling-Richards home, both on Long Lake, the Osterberg-Johnson home on Blong Road and Kerscher-Johnson home on Lac Vieux Desert were included.

Each host opened their homes and grounds for the tour and shared stories of its history.

Attendees gathered at the North Bay Café

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:15 PM
Community members raise funds for child diagnosed with cancer
Diane Nielsen (center), co-director of the St. Germain Community United Church of Christ, presents a check to Karissa Dahm (right) on behalf of the Caring For Cameron Fund to aid her son, Cameron Dahl (front row, right) in his fight against cancer. Also present at the check presentation were Cameron’s father, Tanner, and younger brother, Braydon.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Members of the St. Germain community have come together to raise monies on behalf of 5-year-old Cameron Dahm who was diagnosed with stage 3, non-Hodgkin lymphoblastic lymphoma in March.

Cameron attended St. Germain Elementary School until he was unable to do so due to his illness.

He currently takes trips to Marshfield

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:49 PM
Library hosts fungus program
Johnsburg, Ill., high school teacher and summer North Woods visitor Doug Moss explains to his daughter, Elaina Mosshow, how to identify mushrooms using an identity key at Plum Lake Library’s “Fungus Among Us” July 17.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Anne Small of St. Germain, presented “Fungus Among Us,” a program about mushrooms, at the Plum Lake Library in Sayner July 17 as part of the library’s summer reading program, which aims to instill a lifelong love of reading in children.

The program has a science theme with topics that relate to the outside world.

“‘Mushrooms, are all around us in the north woods. They can be seen growing in lawns,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:39 PM
PrimeTimers elect new officers
St. Germain PrimeTimers elected new officers July 2. The PrimeTimers board includes, from left, Joe Ruegsegger, board of directors; Dave Zielinski, treasurer; Gary Busko, board of directors; Judy Berard, past-president; Milt Kling­sporn, president; Cookie Lough, board of directors; Karen Waggoner, board of directors; and Barbara Steinhilber, secretary. Missing from the photo is Tom Kortendick.  —Photo By Wally Geist

The St. Germain PrimeTimers held their annual meeting on July 2, and elected new officers to two year terms.

Out-going  President Judy Berard passed the gavel to new President Milt Klingsporn. Berard will remain on the board of directors as a past-president until the next president is elected.

Other officers elected included Vice President Karen Waggner; Treasurer Dave Zalinski; and Secretary Barb Steinhilber.

Two new board members, Cooki Lough and Gary Busko,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:13 PM
Library holds science, magic show
Professor Marvel (left) involved children in each of his science and magic topics during the Fizz Bang Boom Science and Magic Show at the Plum Lake Library in Sayner July 10. Above, he uses milk as an illustration of the value of calcium and vitamins from dairy products with attendee Megan Biederman.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Plum Lake Library in Sayner brought Professor Marvel’s Fizz Bang Boom Science and Magic Show July 10 as part of the library’s summer reading program.

Professor Marvel and his assistant, Lynn Marie Halbrook, both of Cloquet, Minn., travel around the country visiting libraries, day care centers and early childhood educational centers encouraging children to read science-oriented books.

The show featured segments on weather, water,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:12 PM
Smokey Bear visits Plum Lake Library
Assistant librarian Joan McKay (far left) leads Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Forester Jamie Remme (with vest), children and adults in a birthday tribute song to Smokey Bear in honor of his 70th anniversary.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Smokey Bear, played by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fire Technician Ryan Brown, and DNR Forester Jamie Remme visited Plum Lake Library July 9 to celebrate Smokey’s 70th birthday and teach children about fire safety.

Remme and Brown played the game, Good Fire/Bad Fire, with attendees who responded quickly to posters illustrating examples of good and bad fires.

“Are birthday candles good fire or bad fire?”

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:11 PM
Bible school planned July 21-25

Children  in prekindergarten to fifth grade are welcome to attend the free International Spy Academy Vacation Bible School set Monday through Friday, July 21-25 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Germain Evangelical Free Church.

“The International Spy Academy trains children to become special agents for the one true God and is packed with fun-filled mysteries children love to solve,” said Wendy Reese, event coordinator and interim children’s ministry director.

This school will be sponsored by St. Germain Evangelical Free Church, located at 6065 Highway 70 E. in St. Germain. Refreshments will be served.

To register, call the church at (715) 479-2173 or visit­vbs/stgefc.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:11 PM
Sayner parade
The Sayner community celebrated Independence Day last Friday with a parade down Main Street. Above, Elvis impersonators marched in the parade. The Plum Lake Volunteer Fire Department also held its annual chicken barbecue and trout pond at the park pavilion.                        —Staff Photo By                       ANTHONY?DREW
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:46 PM

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