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Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club grooms trails before opening
Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club groomed St. Germain’s trails before the opening of the snowmobile season Dec. 13. Brian Scheid, above, backs the New Holland tractor with drag into its parking space in the Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club groomer barn while Mike Osborn directs.  —Photo by Wally Geist

Bo-Boen Trail groomers completed their run over St. Germain’s snowmobile trails in advance of the official opening of the season Dec. 13.

Mike Osborn indicated that this is his twelfth year grooming Bo-Boen trails, “This is the earliest I’ve personally been out grooming the trails. They are in excellent shape and,

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:04 PM
St. Germain Chamber hires new events coordinator

The board of directors of the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce recently an­nounced that Josie Nolte has been hired as the new events coordinator.

“For many years I have enjoyed visiting and living in the beautiful North Woods,” said Nolte. “I’m very excited to be working for the chamber, sharing my interests with visitors and promoting what this area has to offer.  I look forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead.”

Nolte has served as the purchasing director at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Ill.,

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:03 PM
Chamber names Wiesmann new executive director

The Board of Directors of the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce has appointed Penny Wiesmann as its new executive director, effective Jan. 2.

Wiesmann comes from Fort Atkinson, bringing with her more than 12 years of marketing and business experience, most recently working for Cygnus Business Media as the marketing manager for numerous publications and associations.

Wiesmann’s previous experience includes sales and marketing for a national manufacturer of

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:02 PM
Berg receives hotel award

IDM Group LLC, a hotel management and development firm headquartered in Madison with properties around the Midwest, announced that Rosanne Berg of the Black Bear Lodge in St. Germain won its Heart of Hospitality award. The awards are given to each of its hotels.

Berg is a room attendant at Black Bear Lodge in St. Germain, and has been with the property for just over a year. Heart of Hospitality award recipients are nominated by fellow employees for the honor, which recognizes individuals who have exceeded expectations of hospitality and professionalism.

An executive committee at each IDM-managed property selects the winner from among the nominees. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:00 PM
Christmas program
Sunday school children at St. Germain Community United Church of Christ had a dress rehearsal Dec. 13 for their “A Super Christmas” program held Dec. 15. The program featured Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Spider Man, Mary, Joseph, shepherds and an angel, all played by children of the church’s Sunday School. Julie Bohnen and Judy Waldmann were the directors of the program. The program included simple dance steps and contemporary Christmas music. The storyline revolved around who would save the world, super heroes or baby Jesus. The children re-enacted the birth of Jesus which aimed to prove that Jesus was the true savior of the world. The cast included, front row from left, Emma Bacon as Mary; Zander Broomfield as Joseph; shepherds Cody Vojta, Sam Nampel and Chloe Moran; second row, Nicholas Bohnen as Spiderman, Emma Weber as Bat Girl, Jacob Nampel as Spiderman and Grace Weber as an angel; third row, Brandon Bacon as Batman, Milton Verseman as Incredible Hulk and Zachary Ritter as Thor; back row, narrators Carlie Homman and Lizzy Gauthier, and Jason Ritter as Iron Man. Missing from the photo was Emily Ritter as a lamb.  —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:55 PM
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

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