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Wrapping For A Reason scheduled Saturday, Dec. 7
Carrie Schalinske, owner of Rustic River Cabin Outfitters in Sayner, is getting wrapping paper, ribbon and bows ready for Wrapping For A Reason to be held Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sayner-Plum Lake Town Hall. Christmas presents will be wrapped if accompanied by a food item donation to the Vilas Food Pantry.               —Photo By Wally Geist

The Sayner-Star Lake Chamber of Commerce will host Wrapping for a Reason, a charity present-wrapping program,  Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sayner-Plum Lake Town Hall in Sayner.

Members of the community will wrap a Christmas present brought into the town hall in exchange for a donation of a nonperishable food item for the Vilas Food Pantry in Eagle River.

There is no limit on presents

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:34 PM
Club donation
The St. Germain Area Chamber of Commerce recently made a donation of $5,000 to the Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club, the largest snowmobile club in the state with more than 430 memberships. St. Germain Chamber Board President Ted DeRuiter, right, presented Bo-Boen Club President-elect Tom Christensen the check.     —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:33 PM
Baumann named new constable

The St. Germain Town Board selected Don Baumann to be the new constable or animal control officer at a meeting  Nov. 11.

Baumann will be responsible for housing stray animals, making sure rabies tags and dog license tags are current, and other duties as set forth in the Vilas County Animal Control Ordinance.

Those who encounter a stray may call Baumann at

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:32 PM
Sermon series set Nov. 30-Dec. 1

A Christmas sermon series celebrating “Christ Is Born” will take place Saturday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. at the St. Germain Evangelical Free Church.

The “Christ Is Born” series will focus on the significance of Jesus Christ arriving on Earth in Bethlehem as a baby.

According to the Rev. Josh Reese, senior pastor at the church, “Our goal is to celebrate Christ, born a miraculous bundle of joy in the midst of a dark world. Come and hear the good news this Advent season.”

The church hosts family nights

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:31 PM
Club announces raffle winners

Raffles winners at the recent Plum Lake Woman’s Club Christmas Fest in Sayner were Mary Marsh-Schilling of Sayner, who won a filled basket donated by Carol Ann Gawrys; and Jan Thomason of Illinois, who won a tree skirt made by Shirley Heidrich and an evergreen kissing ball made by Carol Hartman.

The grand prize winner was Jill Vanderspool of Cedarburg, who took home the Plum Lake Woman’s Club Block Party 9 quilt.

Other winners included Julie Froelich of Sayner, who won a bench made by Bill Lundin;

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:31 PM
School announces Hot Reads winners
Six Hot Reads winners included, front row from left, Elvis Russell, Emma Bacon, Sami Huels­kamp, Marshall Thomas, Autumn Stecker and Tyler Olson from St. Germain Elementary School. They were accompanied to Knockers Pizza Co. in St. Germain by chaperones, back row, Amy Warrick, John Vojta and St. Germain Fire Chief Tim Clark.      —Photo By Wally Geist

Six Northland Pines-St. Germain Elementary school students were accompanied to Knockers Pizza Co. in St. Germain by chaperones Fire Chief Tim Clark, Amy Warrick, Special Education teacher and John Vojta, a volunteer St. Germain fire fighter Wednesday, Nov. 13.

The children were treated to a ride in a fire truck and lunch as a prize for reading the most minutes in their respective classes in the Hot Reads program.

Minutes read were Emma Bacon, Kindergarten,

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:56 PM
Library forgoes fines in place of donations

The Plum Lake Library in Sayner announced that fines will be waived through the holiday season with a food donation to the Vilas Food Pantry or a toy donation for the Northland Pines School District Cares Toy Drive. Collection boxes are located inside the library.

Some of the new holiday books at the library include “The Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook,” “Big Book of Christmas Crafts,” “Martha Stewart’s Homemade Holiday Crafts,” “100 Crafts Under $10,” “Crafting with 4 Supplies” and our spiral book series “Gifts in a Jar.”

The library’s holiday hours will be Wednesday, Nov. 27,

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:56 PM
Christmas Festival brings holiday shoppers to Sayner
Christmas Festival, a Christmas shopping event sponsored by Sayner area charitable groups, was held Nov. 16 at the Sayner Community Recreation Hall. The Plum Lake Woman’s Club provided chili and butternut squash soup as part of the à la carte luncheon at the festival. Club members working the event were, from left, Janice DeWitt, Alice Grosskreuz, Arlene Dreyfus, Judy Connor and Lauri Gerlach.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Shoppers descended on the Sayner Community Recreation Hall for the Christmas Festival, sponsored by charitable groups in the Sayner area on Nov. 16.

The event featured vendors of arts, crafts and handmade clothing,  as well as a hot lunch and pie.

The goal of the Christmas Festival was to help others through craft purchases and donations to the Plum Lake Library, the Plum Lake Woman’s Service Club and Salvation Army.

The Plum Lake Woman’s Service Club offered a quilt for raffle

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:55 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:56 PM )
Business relocation
Northern Exchange feed store relocated to its new facilities located at  7792 Highway 70 E. in St. Germain and had a ribbon cutting and customer appreciation celebration Nov. 15 and 16. Northern Exchange was created in 2011 by Neal and Lisa Thomas who have backgrounds in farming and dairy. Many of the feed products sold in the store come from their 1,200-acre family farm in southwest Wisconsin where they raise 300 head of feeder cattle, and grow corn, soybeans, alfalfa, wheat, rye and sunflowers. On hand for the Northern Exchange ribbon cutting were, from left, Brad Baldschun, district sales manager, Wick Buildings; Lisa and Neal Thomas, owners of Northern Exchange; and Charlie Jackson, local sales representative.  —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:54 PM
PrimeTimers issue $7,100 in donations
The St. Germain PrimeTimers donated $7,100 to organizations Nov. 6 at the St. Germain Community Center. Organization representatives on hand to receive donations included, from left, Bill Bates, Tammy Modic, Mark Naniot, Ken Wendt, Jennifer Primich, Barb Rasmussen, Sheryl Tobea, Kevin Rasmussen, Lolly Rose, Marilyn Towers, Lois Ruediger; Don Anderson; Diane Anderson (front center), Roleen Gartner, Holly Schwartz, Richard Short, Ida Nemec, Karen Wagoner, Sharina Adams, Stephanie Ritter, Barb Steinhilber, Licia Johnson and Diane Nielsen.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Members of St. Germain’s PrimeTimers met Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Community Center to distribute a total of $7,100 among 22 organizations.

The club raises funds through a variety of activities in the St. Germain community, which include ice cream sales at weekly flea markets from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Representatives and organizations receiving

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 11:27 AM

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