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Sayner-St. Germain
Warm The Children
The Sayner-Star Lakes Lions Club donated $650 to the Warm The Children program sponsored by the Vilas County News-Review. Taking part in the check presentation were, from left, Lions Club Second Vice President Dale Bruss, Warm The Children coordinator Sharina Adams and Lions Club President Terry Gloss.           —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:54 PM
 
Volunteers raise $562 for NATH
Two Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing (NATH) volunteers collected donations in and around the St. Germain area Dec. 4. Shoppers at the UCC Thrift Shop in St. Germain generated $244 of the $562 in donations resulting from the efforts of the two volunteers and business owners. At the thrift shop to exchange money were, from left, Barb Hilleque, NATH volunteer; Diane Nielsen, co-director of the UCC Thrift Shop in St. Germain; and Carol Scott, NATH volunteer.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing (NATH)?volunteers Carol Scott and Barb Hilleque gathered funds earlier this month from local businesses in St. Germain, Minocqua, Lac du Flambeau and Woodruff. $562 was raised through $1 donations from customers throughout the area.

Scott and Hilleque involved the UCC Thrift Shop, Northstar

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:09 PM
 
Holiday festivities
The St. Germain Chamber of Commerce and Volunteer Fire Department hosted Santa, the annual Christmas tree lighting and a Cookies with Santa party at the St. Germain fire station Nov. 30. This is the second year the fire department and chamber cooperated to provide an evening of holiday merriment for the community and its many visitors.  Camp’s Sentry Foods provided cookies and beverages for guests after the tree lighting. Above, from left Tyler and Cody Vojta tell Santa what they want for Christmas.  —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:02 PM
 
Santa event
 Members of the St. Germain Lioness Club provided a hot dog and beans lunch for children and their parents who came to see Santa Dec. 7 at the St. Germain Community Center. The club had seven stations where children could participate in take-home craft proj­ects.  Children also were welcome to write to Santa, pick a book to take home, decorate Christmas sugar cookies and make holiday door hangers. Some Lionesses at the event were, from left, Rose Futrell, Chris Sprister, Barb Zimmerman, Marlys Scharf, Betty McCormick, Marlene Rakowski and Sharon Gilbertson. —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:00 PM
 
Lions donate $2,000 to local charities
St. Germain Lions Club President Jim Carter (far left) presented $1,000 checks to the Warm The Children Fund and Vilas Food Pantry Nov. 26 at the Vilas County News-Review in Eagle River. Receiving checks were, from left, Sharina Adams of  Warm The Children, and Natalie Spiess of the Vilas Food Pantry. Also present at the event was Karen Carter (far right).    —Photo By Wally Geist

St. Germain Lions Club President Jim Carter presented two $1,000 checks to Eagle River-based charities, Warm The Children Fund and Vilas Food Pantry Nov. 26.

The Warm The Children Fund is a co-operative effort of the Vilas County News-Review and the communities it serves. The News-Review charges no administrative fees for its services.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 1:49 PM
 
Lions Club plans party

The Sayner-Star Lake Lions and Lioness clubs will hold the Sayner-Star Lake Community Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Sayner community building.

Horse-drawn sleigh rides around town will be provided from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., along with refreshments, holiday activities, a bonfire and singing.

“Come join us for a hot cup of soup with hot drinks, and of course, milk and Christmas cookies,” said a Sayner-Star Lake Lions club representative.

Wrapping for a Reason  is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7,

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 1:49 PM
 
St. Germain Elementary School PTO holds its third annual holiday sale
Holiday items from the St. Germain Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization’s third annual sale of holiday greens, wreaths, candy canes, sprays and garland roping were distributed Nov. 26 at the school. Above, sales children, from left, Oscar and Olivia, help their mother Shirin Eliason with greens distributed by Barry Hodkiewicz (far right) at the event. 	         —Photo By Wally Geist

The St. Germain Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) raised funds for the third year with the sale of holiday greens, wreaths, candy canes, sprays and garland roping.

Shelly and Barry Hodkiewicz of the PTO distributed the holiday items sold by the children Nov. 26 at the school. 

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 1:48 PM
 
New officers
he St. Germain Women’s Service Club recently elected its 2014 officers. They include, from left, Sandy Summers, vice president; Bonnie Kegley, secretary; Sharon Trudeau, treasurer; and Barb Steinhilber, president.                             —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 1:47 PM
 
Northwoods Dental Project visits elementary school
St. Germain Elementary School students were shown a multi-media presentation about the purpose of teeth, gums and other features of the mouth by dental, medical and health department personnel as part of the Northwoods Project   Nov. 21. Here Anna Kessro, Vilas County Department of Health (far left) and Kelly Moran, dental hygienist and project team leader, (far right) talk with second-grade students Asher Peters (left) and Taylor Bugler (right).  —Photo By Wally Geist

Representatives of Northwoods Dental Project brought dental sealants, a thin plastic film that coats the chewing surfaces or grooved areas of the back teeth or molars,  and an educational presentation to the second-graders in St. Germain Elementary Nov. 21.

The project also services private and public schools in Florence, Forest, Oneida and Vilas counties.

“We hope to see almost 900 children as part of the sealant project.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:49 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:50 PM )
 
Board raises levy by $60,000 for purchase of fire tanker

The St. Germain Town Board set the 2014 levy at $835,041 during a meeting held Nov. 20. The levy was raised by $60,000 over the proposed levy of $775,041 which is the same amount as last year.

The increase is to be placed in an equipment fund for the eventual purchase of a fire department tanker.

The full town board, town treasurer and town clerk were present at both meetings. In addition to the board, 13 qualified electors and one visitor were also present at both meetings.

During the budget presentation, Fred Radtke, a former supervisor,

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:35 PM
 
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