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Freedom 5K Fun Run slated Sunday, June 30

St. Germain will begin its Independence Day celebration Sunday, June 30, with the ninth annual Freedom 5K Fun Run.

The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. with race-day registration and check-in from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m.

As in the past, proceeds from the race will be used for maintenance and development of the St. Germain Bike and Hike Trail. Over the past eight years, the event has raised more than $20,000 to aid in the construction of the trail.

The 3.1-mile run begins across

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 5:41 PM
Hot Reads program concludes
Northland Pines Elementary School-St. Germain teacher Mark Deditz helps buckle up students, from left, Drezden Jantzen, Trenton Olson and Logan Marquardt, for their ride in a fire truck as a reward for reading the greatest number of minutes in the school’s Hot Reads program. 	  —Photo by Wally Geist

The Northland Pines Elementary School-St. Germain Hot Reads program recently concluded its 2012-’13 season.

The program designed by Fire Chief Tim Clark and his wife, Lou, brings volunteer firefighters and sheriff’s deputies into the elementary school as positive role models who encourage growing and knowing though reading. The program was initiated in 2011.

Students who read the greatest number of minutes on

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 5:40 PM
St. Germain Flea Market now open for the season
Wesley Bushor of Tomahawk presented items from his Lost Tree House furniture company at the St. Germain Flea Market Monday, May 27.  He demonstrated how he produces home furnishings, lighting and accents from natural forest products with the use of hand tools. —Photo By Wally Geist

The St. Germain Flea Market held its first market of the season Monday, May 27, with over 500 spaces occupied with vendors selling everything from flowers to furniture.
Food vendors were also present. The St. Germain Lioness Club served hot barbecue sandwiches in the pavilion.
Members of the St. Germain Volunteer Fire Department Association were on hand to check-in and service the needs of vendors. Other organizations helping out included the PrimeTimers.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 8:18 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 04, 2013 8:22 PM )
Plum Lake Library sets classes, programs

The Plum Lake Library recently announced it will offer basic computer classes beginning June 11, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Kathy Jones, retired math and science teacher, will teach the course.
Participants may bring laptops, or use one of the library’s computers. Additional courses will be offered based on need and requests.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 8:17 PM
Elementary school sets end-of-year events
Northland Pines Elementary School-St. Germain held its Color Day celebration Wednesday, May 29. The Positive Behavior Intervention System recognized student Alex Olson with a bicycle, presented by David Weber and Camp’s SuperValu Foods in St. Germain, for doing something positive or respectful during the school year. 	—Photo By Wally Geist

Northland Pines Elementary School-St. Germain is finishing the school year with end-of-the-year events, such as Color Day celebrated Wednesday, May 29.
Color Day recognized the success of students in many areas of school-related activities.
Mrs. Brewer awarded first-grade student Eliana Waltz with a certificate for excellence in math, and Vera Hrdlicka was presented the 4th Grade Citizenship Award by the previous recipient, Tyler Olson.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 8:16 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 04, 2013 8:21 PM )
Chamber slates rummage sale

The St. Germain Chamber of Commerce welcomes local residents to participate in the community rummage sale Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“This is a great opportunity to get rid of any unused items that are lying around your home,” said a chamber representative.
According to the representative there are several advantages in signing up for the community rummage sale.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 8:15 PM
Memorial Day observance takes place in St. Germain
Marvin Anderson and daughter, Carly Hasse of Madison, placed a memorial wreath in front of the memorial block wall during St. Germain’s Memorial Day observance ceremony Monday, May 27. 	—Photo By Wally Geist

Newly installed Veterans Service Officer for Vilas County, Col. Michael Biszak, USMC, was keynote speaker at a Memorial Day observance in St. Germain.
Biszak said, “When you are enjoying the scenery, having a barbecue or are engaged in some other leisure time activity; remember the men and women of our armed services who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.”
Biszak was joined at the podium by Bruce Weber, St. Germain Lions Club president, for an introduction to the raising of new U.S., Wisconsin and Armed Services flags.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 8:14 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 04, 2013 8:21 PM )
Scholarship recipients
 The St. Germain Women’s Service Club recently announced the recipients of its annual $500 scholarship program. Students had to be Northland Pines High School seniors who reside in St. Germain, Star Lake or Sayner,  academically successful and involved in the community to be considered for the scholarships. This year’s recipients are pictured above with members of the service club, front row from left, Janean Hemauer, service club member; Megan Ebert, UW-Stevens Point; Sara Lecher, UW-Stevens Point; Barbara Steinhilber, service club member; and Bonnie Kegley, service club member; back row, Brian Kubacki, UW-Stevens Point; Christian Svetnicka, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; Steven Vogel, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Dylan Weber, UW-Madison; and Carly Bohnen, UW-Oshkosh. 	—Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 5:03 PM
Art show planned at park

The St. Germain Chamber of Commerce announced it will hold the sixth annual Walk in the Woods Art Fair Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will take place in the park behind the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce at the corner of highways 155 and 70.

“The art fair includes many creative artists from around the Midwest with an wide array of talents,” said a chamber spokesperson. “Some of the fine art that you will find at the show includes paintings, photography, wood carving, pottery, jewelry, fabric arts, fine furniture and more.”

The fair also will include  a wine

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 5:01 PM
St. Germain Muskies
The Minor Little League baseball team, the St. Germain Muskies, will play a 12-game season that will end in June. The team is generally made up of 9- and 10-year-olds, however, younger players who have developed abilities are allowed to play in the Minor Little League. The league consists of four teams, one team from Sugar Camp, two from Eagle River and one from St. Germain. The St. Germain Muskies are, front row from left, Karson Thomas, Marshall Thomas, Ayden Thiessen, Liam Thiessen and Sean Saffia; back row, Jeremiah Poetzl, Brandon Messner, Machenzie Lisiecki and Kieran Saffia. Missing from the photo are Mason Thomas and Ross Cooper. 		        —Photo by Wally Geist
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