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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
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 4:11 PM
 
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
 
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