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Octobearfest attracts a crowd to Black Bear Lodge Oct. 26
Coachman Dale Shaw of Montana takes, from left, George, 10 years old, and Bill, 12 years old, for a horse-drawn carriage ride at Octobearfest held Saturday, Oct. 26, at Black Bear Lodge in St. Germain.  —Photos By Wally Geist

The 14th annual Octobearfest brought 28 vendors to the Black Bear Lodge in St. Germain Saturday, Oct. 26.

Jo Daniel, event coordinator at Black Bear Lodge, commented, “This is our 14th year and we’re almost out of brats, and it’s only 1 o’clock!

“It’s a banner year for Octobearfest. Even the horse-drawn carriage rides are busier than ever as the carriage drops off its riders and fills right up again to make another tour of the grounds.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 1:36 PM
 
St. Germain Lions Club hosts 41st annual Halloween party

The St. Germain Lions Club hosted its 41st annual community Halloween party at the community center Saturday, Oct. 26.

The Lions Club prepared candy bags for all of the children and staffed the kitchen to provide hotdogs and soda to attendees.

The event brought parents and children together for the festivities which included costume judging,

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 1:35 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 29, 2013 1:36 PM )
 
Library holds Scarecrow Fest
The Plum Lake Library in Sayner hosted Scarecrow Fest Oct. 19. Participants engaged in scarecrow-related activities and for craft time built their own scarecrows. Camryn Cox is shown with her scarecrow created from imagination, some old children’s clothing, plastic bags, a couple of sticks and some straw. 	—Photo By Wally Geist

Saturday, Oct. 19, 18 children and their parents took part in Scarecrow Fest at Plum Lake Library. The program is a community project sponsored by the library.

The event began with volunteer Jean Joyce and librarian Ida Nemec introducing the program to the attendees.

Participants read, illustrated and acted out of children’s books about scarecrows and eventually built their own scarecrows.

“If we are going to make our own scarecrows,

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 1:34 PM
 
Elementary school plans remodel
A meeting to discuss remodeling plans between Northland Pines School District representatives, contractors and an architect took place Oct. 10 at St. Germain Elementary School. Those in attendance were, from left, Dave Bohnen, Northland Pines building and grounds supervisor; Mike Rinaldi, Teschendorf and Shrock Inc.; Gary Dalback, Superior Electrical Systems; Jim Kraeger, Miron Construction Co. Inc.; Fritz Crall, Northland Pines building and grounds supervisor; and Jody Andres, architect with Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.             —Photo By Wally Geist

Representatives of Northland Pines School District, contractors and architect met at St. Germain Northland Pines Elementary School Oct. 10 to compare proposed project blueprints to the actual building and discuss plans for the safety remodel scheduled for Christmas break.

The contractors will bid the job now that they have seen all of the district schools which will undergo the renovation.

The goal, said architect Jody Andres, Short

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 4:37 PM
 
Black Bear Lodge’s annual Oktobearfest slated Saturday

Black Bear Lodge in St. Germain will host its 14th annual Oktobearfest Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lodge’s lakeside grounds.

Festival attendees will have the opportunity to experience German tradition with a North?Woods twist.

Craft and art vendors will exhibit their works and offer them for sale.

The event is a fundraiser for the Vilas County Historical Museum in

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 4:36 PM
 
Lions donate to library, local group
The St. Germain Lions Club donated to Plum Lake Library and Big-Brothers Big-Sisters Northwest region Oct. 14. Each received a $1,000 check. Representatives on hand to receive the checks at Plum Lake Library were, from left, St. Germain Lions Club President Jim Carter; Lois Ruediger, Big Brothers-Big Sisters representative; Dan Sukow, Plum Lake Library Board treasurer; St. Germain Lions Club Treasurer Doug Kaltenbach; and Ida Nemec, Plum Lake Library librarian.  —Photo By Wally Geist

The St. Germain Lions Club presented two $1,000 checks at the Plum Lake Library in Sayner Monday, Oct. 14.

One check was donated to the library and the second to Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin.

Ida Nemec, librarian, and Dan Sukow, library treasurer, received the donation for the library which is to be used where the library board sees fit.

“Our organization merged with the Eau Claire Big Brothers-Big Sisters

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 4:35 PM
 
Sayner Treasure?Hunt raises money for library

The 48th annual Sayner Treasure Hunt was held Oct. 12 with 62 people participating.

“We decided to award prizes differently this year,” Joan Kazda, organizer of the event. “We awarded a first- and last-place prize.”

The money that organizers would have spent on prizes for other categories in past was donated to the Plum Lake Library elevator fund instead. The totals was $660.

The first-place prize was a $30 grocery card for

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 4:35 PM
 
It’s all about buttons for Jennings
The Women’s Service Club hosted a button presentation by Marilyn Jennings (left) Oct. 15 at the St. Germain Community Center. Jennings greeted Lois Gardner (center) and Bonnie Eliason prior to the presentation.  —Photo By Wally Geist

The Women’s Service Club of St. Germain learned about collecting buttons from Marilyn Jennings of What Daddy Doesn’t Know... Antiques located in Minocqua Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the St. Germain Community Center.

Jennings has been collecting clothing buttons for 25 years and is a member of the Wisconsin State Button Society.

“Back in the eighteenth century, wealthy men wore elaborate

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 4:34 PM
 
Annual Shades of Autumn style show attracts 250 women for fundraiser
The models of  Shades of Autumn, the 35th annual style show and benefit luncheon of the St. Germain Women’s Service Club, were from left, Judy Napierala, Jan Toivonen, Edie Burtsch, Mary Lee Miller, Kelly Roach, Denise Masters, Jean Joyce, Sally Smith, Carol Seegers and model coordinator Marge Berg. Not pictured are Lex Gray and Melissa Constanzer, WJFW Channel 12 on-air personalities. 	 			             —Photos By Wally Geist

The St. Germain’s Women’s Service Club held its 35th annual Shades of Autumn style show and benefit luncheon at the Whitetail Inn in St. Germain Tuesday, Oct. 8, with 250 women in attendance.

Models from the club’s membership wore outfits from numerous local clothing stores which included CJ Banks, Wausau; Kohl’s, Rhinelander; Ross’ Plus, Ross’ Sportswear, J Christy’s and Just Because, all of Minocqua;

The Imprint Shop and The Blueberry Patch

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:50 PM
 
Committee takes up dog barking petition

Property owners of the Colona Estates subdivision and Steve White, owner of White’s Woods and Waters, attended the regular monthly meeting of the Planning and Zoning Committee of the St. Germain Town Board held Thursday, Oct. 10.

The committee considered a dog-barking petition that originated with Karl and Peggy Koehler and was signed by 10 neighbors from Henry Circle and adjacent property owners on Highway 70 West.

The petition was presented at a town board meeting Sept. 9 and forwarded to the Planning and Zoning Committee for study.

The petition alleged that “Tenants of 8447 Highway 70 W., St. Germain,

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:50 PM
 
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