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Library honors volunteers

Plum Lake Public Library officials honored volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner May 16 at Vinchi’s Supper Club in Sayner.

“At this time, there are 21 volunteers who contribute their time and energy to help provide quality library service for the Sayner, Star Lake and St. Germain communities,” said Ida Nemec of the Plum Lake library.

Helen Schmidt of St. Germain was honored as the 2013 Volunteer of the Year. Schmidt works at the front desk and gets materials ready for check-out.

The Friends of the Library

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 4:10 PM
Church plans garage sale

Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church announced it will sponsor its 19th annual garage and bake sale Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sayner Community Center.

Set-up time will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, May 24.

All proceeds from this event will go to local food pantries.

To reserve tables

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 4:09 PM
Chamber sets art fair in June

The St. Germain Chamber of Commerce recently announced it will hold the sixth annual Walk in the Woods Art Fair Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event takes 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 will also include  a wine tasting and sales by Brigadoon Winery from

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 4:09 PM
Sayner fire
Volunteer firefighters from Plum Lake and St. Germain fire departments responded to and extinguished a fire on the deck above Traditions in Sayner, May 6.  There was little fire damage, but the building suffered water damage, most of which was contained to the deck above the store. —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:16 PM
School hosts DARE graduation
Lt. Gerard Ritter II (left) is shown with Foster Hakes, first-place DARE essay winner, and Deputy Mike Murray, who worked with 19 fifth-grade students during the year. Essay winners received DARE T-shirts, water bottles, shoe­laces and a pin.	—Photo By Wally Geist

St. Germain Elementary School recently held a DARE graduation ceremony for students.

Vilas County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Mike Murray spent the school year working with fifth-graders at the school. “We usually switch schools we go to and, this year, I came to St. Germain,” said Murray.

“We had 19 children in the fifth-grade program and, for the graduation ceremony, I brought Lieutenants Gerard Ritter II and Dale Soltow and Sheriff’s Clerk Beth Komar to show our department’s support of this important

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:14 PM
Club to hold meat raffle

The American Legion Riders Association of Wisconsin, District 11, will hold its last Meat Raffle Fundraiser Sunday, May 19, at 1 p.m.  at  Twilight Bar & Grill, located at 1175 Old Highway 70 in St. Germain.

The meat is from Prime Choice Meat Market in Eagle River. Raffle packages include beef, pork, bacon, chicken, turkey, sausage and other assorted meats.

Tickets are 50 cents per package and must be purchased at this event.

“Everyone is welcome, and please

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:13 PM
Ahlborn scholarship established thru library
Woody Ahlborn presents librarian Ida Nemec with a $5,000 check to fund the Gene Ahlborn Memorial Scholarship program. 	—Photo By Wally Geist

Woody Ahlborn recently presented a $5,000 check to librarian Ida Nemec at the Plum Lake Library.  The check establishes the  2013-’14 Gene Ahlborn Memorial Scholarship program administered by the library.

“The scholarships,” said Ahlborn, “are a way of honoring my father who was on the Northland Pines School Board, Vilas County Board and Vilas Museum Board, just to name a few.”

Ahlborn explained why he chose

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:12 PM
PTO hosts staff luncheon

The St. Germain Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) hosted a potluck luncheon for the entire teaching staff. Tuesday, May 7, 2013. The luncheon featured door prizes and gift baskets. Kelley Kellner and Sara Waltz organized the event.

“Parents donated prizes and gift baskets for a staff raffle,” said Kellner. “Since the teachers can’t all sit down at once, we are serving lunch during their lunch periods and the raffle prizes will be given away at the end of the day.”

Waltz added, “We had around 40

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:12 PM
Club fundraiser
The St. Germain Women’s Service Club recently served 325 rotisserie chickens  at the sixth annual chicken roast and bake sale. Here Loretta DeCampi, Dianne Huff and Carol Scott work the bake sale table The event raises funds for various local charities as well as local emergency medical services and fire department proj­ects. The event also included door prizes and basket raffles. Students from Northland Pines High School assisted the club. —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 5:06 PM
Lions Club seeks hole sponsors for annual golf outing May 19

St. Germain Lions Club President Bruce Weber recently announced the club is still seeking hole sponsors for its annual golf outing Sunday, May 19, at St. Germain Golf Club.

Weber previewed hole markers that will be used at the fundraising outing at St. Germain’s municipally owned golf course.

“We’re going to have some surprise contests and we’re pretty sure there will be winners to take home extra prizes,” said Weber, who added the theme of the outing is Shake off the Dust and Get Rid of the Rust.

“It’s been a long winter and we’re inviting the community

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 5:05 PM

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