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Plum Lake Library hosts antique appraisal event
Ida Nemec, Plum Lake Library librarian, shows a serving tray and its companion pieces which Mark Moran appraised at an antique appraisal event at the library Aug. 1. “Unfortunately, I paid $15 to find out one of my trays was only worth $10. But, it was worth knowing its value and learning more about it,” said Nemec.	—Photo By Wally Geist

The Plum Lake Library in Sayner hosted an antique appraisal event Aug. 1, 2013.

Mark F. Moran of Iola, an expert appraiser of antiques and guest expert on the PBS Antiques Roadshow TV series, was on-hand to discern the value of items brought in by attendees.

Moran was formerly a senior editor

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 6:03 PM
 
Bingo night
The St. Germain Chamber of Commerce sponsors Monday night bingo and a 50/50 raffle in the town Community Center at 7 p.m. through Aug. 26. Lynn Upthagrove, co-owner of Cedaroma Lodge, is shown volunteering at the ticket sales booth. According to John Burger, who calls the numbers, the 50/50 raffle   totals between $400 and $500 each week. Proceeds from bingo and the 50/50 benefit the publication of “St. Germain,” the chamber’s business information magazine. The bingo program pays out a guaranteed $1,000 per week. Rules and the schedule are available on the chamber website at st-germain.com.   —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:41 PM
 
Museum plans chicken dinner

The Vilas Historical Museum in Sayner recently announced it will host a chicken dinner Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Sayner community building and pavilion from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $10 per ticket. Tickets are limited and available for purchase at the museum. This event sold out last year.

The menu consists of one-half spit-roasted chicken, potato salad, baked beans, bread and dessert.

Raffles will include a $50 Walmart card, a gift basket from the Cottage at Cardinal’s,

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:41 PM
 
Library hosts authors
Four authors, from left, Jeffrey Vollmer, Tom Stecker, Ellyn Baker and Leon “Buckshot” Anderson, discussed their books and gave autographs at the Plum Lake Library July 24 for Author Day.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Four authors discussed their books and gave autographs at the Plum Lake Library July 24 for Author?Day.

Returning authors were Tom Stecker of St. Germain discussing his first book, “The Pincherry Group”; Leon “Buckshot” Anderson of St. Germain with his latest book, “Wolves At The Cabin Door”; Jeffrey Vollmer of Minocqua presented “Faded Gray,” his first book; Ellyn M. Baker of Green Bay

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:39 PM
 
Library generates $900 with Chair-ity fundraiser
Diane Briggs, town chairwoman of Plum Lake and volunteer auctioneer for the Chair-ity fundraising project at Plum Lake Library,  displays one of the themed chairs at the event “If You Do The Crime, You’ll Do The Time,” a time-out chair. The event benefited the library’s elevator fund.  —Photo By Wally Geist

The Plum Lake Library   hosted the second annual Chair-ity fundraiser Thursday, July 18. The event raised $900 for the elevator fund.

The fund will be used to install an elevator and remodel the lower level of the library. The projected cost of the renovations is $60,000.

The account now stands at just over $20,000 within the first two years of fundraising.

The Chair-ity fundraiser is just one of many

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 4:50 PM
 
Golf championship
The Doc Alton Memorial Golf Club Championship was held Sunday, July 21, in Sayner. Men’s winner was Tom Brodhay with a score of 77. Mary Buchert added her name for the third time to the women’s winner plaque, shooting a score of 90. Buchert (left) and Brodhay are shown displaying  the plaques for the women’s and men’s club championships.                 —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 4:48 PM
 
St. Germain chamber sponsors Christmas in July craft fair
The St. Germain chamber sponsored the annual Christmas in July craft fair held in the community park and pavilion. Vendors Carol Hartman of Presque Isle (left) and Linda Winn of Fifield made and sold pottery items on behalf of Wild Instincts, an animal rehabilitation facility in Rhinelander, which is funded only by donations.         —Photo By Wally Geist

The St. Germain Chamber of Commerce sponsored the annual Christmas in July Craft Fair held July 11 in the community park and pavilion.

Vendors showed only handmade items that ranged from jewelry to photography and woodworking to soy candles.

Vendors also included representatives of Wild Instincts, a rehabilitation center for injured animals.

“Wild Instincts, of Rhinelander, is the

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 4:47 PM
 
Library to host chair-ity auction

The Plum Lake Library in Sayner recently announced its upcoming events.

Dig Into Reading summer events continue with preschool story-hour Wednesday, July 17, at 10 a.m.

A guest presentation by magician Jim Mitchell is set Thursday, July 18, at 1 p.m.

“Mitchell offers thrilling feats of magic

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 4:46 PM
 
PrimeTimers set events

This Saturday, July 20, the St. Germain PrimeTimers will sponsor a day full of fundraiser events, including a car show, craft fair, youth carnival and brat fry.

The car show and craft fair are set from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Germain town park.

The youth carnival will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature activities for those 12 and younger.

The PrimeTimers will hold a brat fry

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 4:45 PM
 
Fire department receives new brush truck
St. Germain Fire Chief Tim Clark announced that the department received delivery of a new brush truck at a town board meeting July 8. Members of the fire department gathered July 1 to transfer equipment from the old truck to the new one to save on overall cost. Shown here bedding hose are, from left, Jim Sherren, Phil Kohout and Kevin Harvey.                 —Photo By Wally Geist

Members of the public attended the St. Germain Town Board meeting July 8, 2013.

Attendees heard Constable John Eron explain his progress on enforcing the stray-dog ordinance, and responded to stray cat complaints.

“In the last month, I’ve had nine calls and have been able to return the pets to their owners,” said Eron. “I will be answering four calls later

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 4:43 PM
 
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