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Sayner-St. Germain
Sayner parade
After revelers had their fill at the Plum Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s annual chicken barbecue, they made their way to downtown Sayner for the Fourth of July parade last Thursday afternoon. Above, the Four Seasons Drill Team was one of the crowd favorites, as the group used rakes and pitchforks to help supplement the singing of Queen’s “We Will Rock You.”           —Staff Photo By ANTHONY?DREW
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 3:29 PM
Lions Club announces Unique Raffle winners

The St. Germain Lions Club recently announced the winners of the fourth annual Unique Raffle that was held in conjunction with St. Germain’s Independence Day Celebration Sunday, June 30.

Cash raffle winners were: $4,000 prize, Linda Schneider; $1,000 prizes, Rosalie Schiffmann, Joe Koscielniak and Marty and Val Lincoln; $500 prizes, The Twilight Girls, Jim Krieck, Kylee and Alli Dorner and Herb Tetzke; and $250 prizes, Jack O’Brien, D. Maczko, Jenny Minaudo and Barb Wakefield.

Other raffle winners were: wood

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 3:28 PM
Hot Reads
During the school year, students at Northland Pines-St. Germain Elementary School have their reading monitored and recorded by parents as part of the Hot Reads program. Students with the highest number of minutes read are treated to lunch, a fire truck ride to school and, new this year, a fire truck ride in the Independence Day Parade. Hot Reads winners for the 2012-’13 school year are front row from left, Karlin Williams, kindergarten; and Allie McHugh, 4K; middle row, Kelty Neff, third grade; Jason Ritter, fourth grade;  Zachary Ritter, first grade; and Paige Hodkiewicz, second grade; and back row, Nick Greenberg, fifth grade; and firefighter Glenn Svetnika. Hot Reads was designed to encourage reading as a lifelong skill.                                    —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 2:50 PM
Lake group plans meeting

The Found Lake Association announced its annual meeting will be conducted Saturday, July 6, at 11 a.m. at the Vandervort Park on the north shore of Lost Lake in St. Germain.

Agenda items to be discussed include the financial status of the association, updates on the Department of Natural Resources-supported lake monitoring activities, the health of the fish population and future stocking issues.

Other items to be discussed include

Tuesday, July 02, 2013 2:50 PM
Plum Lake Library sets events

Plum Lake Library recently announced the upcoming summer events.

Dig Into Reading summer reading events continue with the preschool story hour every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. with the exception of July 10.

Movin’ and Groovin’, a new story time featuring an hour of musical stories, movement and song with Lisa Jo and Dan Borchers will be held Fridays, July 5, July 12, and July 26, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Tom Pease will return July 10, at 1:30 p.m. with his stories and activities.

Visit China with Suzi Stephenson is scheduled for Thursday, July 11, at 7 p.m.

Stephenson spent the past

Tuesday, July 02, 2013 2:49 PM
Grand marshal
Denny Weber of St. Germain was selected as Grand Marshal for the town’s 2013 Independence Day parade. Weber received a Purple Heart and Oak Leaf Cluster serving during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1952. Weber has been a resident of St. Germain for more than 41 years and had owned Anchor Resort on Little St. Germain Lake prior to becoming an area builder.                                       —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 2:48 PM
Library slates driving program

The Plum Lake Library announced it will host an AARP Driver Safety Program Friday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the library located at 8789 Peterson St. in Sayner.

The program will review how the senior driver changes with time, advances in highway design and improvements in modern automobiles.

The program is open to all drivers. There is a

Tuesday, July 02, 2013 2:48 PM
Chamber sets Christmas in July

The St. Germain Chamber of Commerce an­nounced it will host a Christmas in July craft show Thursday, July 11, from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. at the St. Germain Community Park.

“As St. Germain’s largest craft fair, visitors will enjoy a wide variety of handmade crafts, perfect for doing a little early Christmas shopping,” said a chamber spokesperson.

Santa will make an appearance and visit with children from noon to 1 p.m.

This event will also feature a pet parade

Tuesday, July 02, 2013 2:48 PM
Independence Day celebration scheduled Sunday, June 30
There will be a memorial U.S. flag at the midpoint of St. Germain’s Independence Day parade under which all parade units will pass.                                               —Photo By Wally Geist

St. Germain will hold its annual Independence Day celebration Sunday, June 30.

The day will start out with the Freedom 5K run from the Community Park at the corner of Highway 70 and 155 at 8:30 a.m., with registration at 7:30 a.m.

A craft show to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters Northwoods will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the park.

The parade will form on the south end of town, near Thunderbird Pass Bar and Grill, at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 30, and pass through downtown.

The parade’s theme will be “Salute America.” Registration is not required to enter a float.

The St. Germain Lions Club will have food and drinks from 1 p.m. to dusk at St. Germain Community Park, and present its 4th Annual UNIQUE Raffle at the Community Shelter with cash prizes beginning at 8 p.m.

There will be 12 cash prizes totaling $10,000 with first prize being $4,000. Other prizes include a golf package, TV/electronics, power tools,  and a rod and reel.

A limited number of tickets will be sold and winners need not be present to win.

For more information on the raffles, contact Stan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

After the parade in Community Park

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 5:37 PM
Church sets park event

The St. Germain Evangelical Free Church will host its annual free community outreach A Day at the Park at the St. Germain Community Park pavilion behind the fire department Sunday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event starts with a praise and worship service centered around the theme of New Life at the park shelter followed by a picnic lunch of burgers, brats, hot dogs, drinks and ice cream from 11:15 a.m. to noon.

From noon onward there will be numerous activities for the families such as inflatable bounce houses, a petting zoo, pony rides and face painting.

“This is an opportunity for us

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 5:36 PM

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