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Sayner-St. Germain
Elementary school holds open house
New to St. Germain Elementary, fifth-grade teacher Kari Ziegler (left) greets the Neff girls, front row from left, Kami and Kinsey; and back row, Kiera and Kelty. They were at the Northland Pines Elementary-St. Germain open house Aug. 29.                              —Photo By Wally Geist

The Northland Pines Elementary-St. Germain School held an open house Thursday, Aug. 29.

Enrolled students gathered for individual yearbook photos, set up their lockers, choose their desks and greeted two new staff members.

Ms. Kari Ziegler, fifth-grade teacher, specializes in reading and has two goals for her students.

“I want to raise their math and reading scores,”

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 5:10 PM
Plum Lake Library to offer file-management sessions

The Plum Lake Library recently announced it will offer two computer sessions on file management Sept. 10 and 12, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Participants are asked to bring a flash drive or purchase one at the class. Laptops can be used.

These classes are made possible with funding from Institute of Museum and Library Services that is facilitated by the Northern Waters Library Service, and are part of the Improving 21st Century Skills grant project.

For more information or to register,

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 5:09 PM
Freedom 5K Fun Run raises $4,200
Freedom 5K Fun Run race officials and gold sponsors met on the trail to present a check in the amount of $4,200 to the St. Germain Bike and Hike Trail Fund. Making the presentation were representatives of gold sponsors, from left, Andrew McGill; Kelly McGill, event co-chairwoman; Susan Kessro, St. Germain Lioness Club; Michael McGill, Marshfield Clinic; Anne Small, St. Germain Chamber of Commerce and Bike Trail Committee chairwoman; Alan Albee, Eagle Waste and Recycling; and Clyde Owens, race volunteer.                  —Contributed Photo

The ninth annual Freedom 5K Fun Run was held  June 30 in St. Germain.

The event was started in 2005 as an effort to raise money for the new St. Germain Bike and Hike Trail.

Earlier this week, race officials presented a check to the Bike and Hike Committee in the amount of $4,200, bringing the nine year total to $24,582.

Funds raised in this year’s event

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:19 PM
Volunteers protect water quality in lakes with help of DNR grants

The St. Germain Town Board held a meeting Aug. 12, where water quality on St. Germain lakes was discussed.

According to  Chuck Thier, chairman of St. Germain’s Lakes Committee, over the last three years grants from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) funded 75% of lake projects with the lake associations or districts providing the balance of 25%.

The projects used volunteer hours representing dollars

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:19 PM
Fish and wildlife club honors Steve Pulec
Steve Pulec (left) of the New Twilight Bar and Grill in St. Germain is shown receiving a plaque for his charitable donations to the Sayner-St. Germain Fish and Wildlife Club from Bob Schell, club president, at the club’s annual chicken dinner picnic.                    —Photo By Wally Geist

Bob Schell, president of the Sayner-St. Germain Fish and Wildlife Club, introduced Steve Pulec of the New Twilight Bar and Grill at the club’s annual chicken dinner picnic at the St. Germain community pavilion Aug. 22.

Schell, referring to Pulec, said, “Over the years Steve has generously given organizations in the community and the Fish and Wildlife Club thousands of dollars.

“This year was no different

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:18 PM
Building plans for Olson Library presented at town board meeting
Building plans for the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library were presented at the St. Germain Town Board meeting Aug. 12. Phil Jensen (left) and Bernie Hupperts (right), presented Walter Camp, chairman of the St. Germain Town Board, with an architect’s rendering of what the building will look like after remodeling and reconstruction. 	—Photo By Wally Geist
By Wally Geist
St. Germain Correspondent

The monthly meeting of the St. Germain Town Board was visited by Phil Jensen and Bernie Hupperts, who presented the building plans for the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library addition and remodeling.

Chairman Walt Camp reminded the board, “Our library is technically the Olson Library in Eagle River, while we do support the Plum Lake Library as well.”

Hupperts explained, “The library needs to

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 5:05 PM
Fashion show
The St. Germain Women’s Service Club recently announced that the Shades of Autumn fashion show will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Whitetail Inn in St. Germain. Tickets may be purchased from club members for $25 until Sept. 27, and can only be purchased in advance. For more information, call Sharon Trudeau at (715) 477-2308. Representing the St. Germain Women’s Service Club are, from left, Bonnie Kegley, chairwoman; Sharon Trudeau, ticket chairwoman; and Sandy Summers, co-chairwoman.       —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 5:04 PM
Colorama set Sept.21

The St. Germain Chamber of Commerce recently announced it will host the 54th annual Colorama Festival Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This fall-themed event will take place at the St. Germain Community Park, located at the corner of highways 70 and 155 in St. Germain.

“St. Germain is the birthplace of Colorama and visitors will enjoy the wide variety of activities at this year’s event,” said a chamber spokesperson. “The main focus will be the arts and crafts show with handmade items created by exhibitors from around the region.”

The feature will also feature a farmers market,

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 5:03 PM
Golf school concludes season
Gertie Geraghty (front) displays her golf form in front of her class members Hertie Geraghty (far left) and Ned Geraghty (far   right), and teachers (center from left) Scott Harrison and Bob Hartshorne at Plum Lake Golf Course Golf School Aug. 7. —Photo By Wally Geist

The Plum Lake Golf Course in Sayner used the volunteer services of retired golf pro Bob Hartshorne of Tampa, Fla., and golfer Scott Harrison of Kansas City, Kan., to teach children how to golf at its 2013 Golf School.

“At times this summer we had over 20 students,” said Hartshorne who has been teaching at the course since 1997.

Scott Harrison, member of the First Tee

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:20 PM
Scholarship recipients
The St. Germain Lioness Club awarded two $1,500 scholarships at the St. Germain Community Center. One scholarship went to Erin Jacob (left) of Arbor Vitae, who will be a second-year student at UW-Stout, majoring in art education. Michelle Schowalter (center) also from Arbor Vitae, received the second scholarship, and will be a freshman nursing student at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau. Also shown is Marlys Scharf, scholarship chairwoman for the St. Germain Lioness Club.	—Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:19 PM

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