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AARP driver safety class scheduled Oct. 25

The Lakeland Senior Center in Woodruff recently announced it will host an AARP Driver Safety Program Friday, Oct. 25.

The class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with a one-hour lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The program, open to all drivers, will review how drivers change with time, advances in highway design and improvements in modern automobiles.

The fee for the course will be $12 for AARP

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 5:40 PM
Sportsmen’s Chalet donates to area clubs
Kevin Krueger, president of the New Tom Snow Fleas Snowmobile Club (left), received a check for $4,275 from Laurel and Gary Frank (middle), proprietors of Sportsmen’s Chalet in St. Germain Sept. 11. Al Clemmensen (far right), president of the Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club, also received a similar check on behalf of the Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club.  —Photo By Wally Geist

The Bo-Boen and New Tom Snow Flea Snowmobile Clubs each received a check for $4,275 from Laurel and Gary Frank, proprietors of Sportsmen’s Chalet in St. Germain Sept. 11.

Sportsmen’s Chalet sponsored its 17th annual pig roast on behalf of the two clubs on Aug. 24.

Tom Zimmerman roasted a 211-pound pig for the event which, according to Laurel Frank was the most well attended annual pig roast in recent memory.

“Each club also participated fully with members

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 5:43 PM
Town board receives petition about bear dogs
By Wally Geist
St. Germain Correspondent

A petition originating with Karl and Peggy Koehler, 8448 Henry Circle, St. Germain, about a neighbor’s bear dogs was presented at a meeting of the St. Germain town board Monday, Sept. 9.

The meeting convened under the appointed leadership of Supervisor William Bates in the absence of Chairman Walt Camp. A quorum was present.

The petition was signed by the Koehlers and 10 neighbors from Henry Circle and adjacent property owners on Highway 70 W.

The petition alleges that tenants of 8447 Highway

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 5:43 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, September 17, 2013 5:44 PM )
Woman’s Club seeking vendors

The Plum Lake Woman’s Club recently announced that it is still seeking vendors for Christmas Fest Saturday, Nov. 16. There is room for three more vendors.

Vendor spaces are $25 for two tables, electricity and advertising.

Contact the library at (715) 542-2020 to reserve the last spaces. The deadline is Oct. 10.

Club memberships for the 2013-’14 year are due now. To be included in the booklet, payment must be received by Sept. 23.

Thursday meetings begin Oct. 19 at 1:15 p.m. and

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 5:42 PM
Neider retires from chamber

The board of directors for the St. Germain Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the retirement of Bill Neider, the chamber’s ex­ecutive director. He served for 10 years.

“He will enjoy traveling and a well-earned retirement,” said Anne Small, special events coordinator, St. Germain Chamber of Commerce.

Neider’s signature event was the annual Pig in the Pines RibFest and music event, which is now recognized as St. Germain’s main attraction sponsored by the chamber.

“The concept and execution of this monumental undertaking

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 5:42 PM
Shades of Autumn fashion show planned Oct. 8 at Whitetail Inn
St. Germain Women’s Service Club welcomes the public to attend the Shades of Autumn fashion show and luncheon Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Whitetail Inn in St. Germain. Tickets will be on sale until Sept. 27. Call Sharon at (715) 477-2308 to purchase tickets. Miss Shades of Autumn, seen above, will welcome guests as they arrive to the event. 	—Contributed Photo

The St. Germain Women’s Service Club recently announced that the Shades of Autumn luncheon and fashion show will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Whitetail Inn in St.Germain. Doors open at 11 a.m. with the luncheon at 12:30 p.m.

This event is presented by the St. Germain Women’s Service Club, Whitetail Inn owners Joy and Jeff Sievert and the following North Woods stores who will be contributing to the fashion show: Blueberry Patch, C.J. Banks, J Christy’s, Just Because, Kohl’s, Imprint Shop,

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 2:43 PM
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

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