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Plum Lake ballots to feature Maines, Briggs in chair race



race to feature
Brooker, Daniel

By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor
Voters in the town of Plum Lake will see election contests for the chairman seat and the clerk-treasurer position next Tuesday, April 2.


Polls will be open at the Plum Lake Town Hall from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Will Maines and Diane Briggs will vie for the chairman seat, as Jerry Keller did not file for candidacy.

An election will be held between

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 4:45 PM
Boy Scouts hold Crossing Over Ceremony
Boy Scout Troop 645 honored Tanner Kiesow and Nicholas Lofy who crossed over from Webelos to Boy Scouts. Participating in the awards ceremony were, front row from left, Nicholas Lofy, Tanner Kiesow and Kyler Hulgan; back row,  Nathan Lofy, Nick Stuckert, Levi Fernald and Zach Bloom. 	 — Photo By Wally Geist

Two scouts from Boy Scout Troop 645 moved up from Webelos to Boy Scouts at the crossing over ceremony held in Sayner recently.

Nicholas Lofy and Tanner Kiesow were inducted into the Boy Scouts in a ceremonial rite conducted by Levi Fernald, who portrayed the medicine man, and Nick Stuckert, who portrayed the chief. In addition, Nicholas Lofy also received the Arrow of Light.

“The Order of

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 3:49 PM
Town board report


Fire department to purchase
brush truck for $120,000


By Wally Geist
St. Germain Correspondent

The St. Germain Town Board learned at its regular meeting last week that the St. Germain Firefighters Association will purchase a new brush truck at a cost of $120,000.

Fire Chief Tim Clark delivered the report, saying the cost will be covered by donations and projects the association holds, including the summer flea market.

“The cost for the brush truck does not include items we hope to salvage from the old truck,” said Clark. “We’re purchasing new hose for the truck from donated money at a cost of $5,180.”

Donated funds also will be used for

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 3:48 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 19, 2013 3:50 PM )
Church to hold blood drive

Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church in Sayner  will host a blood drive Tuesday, March 26, from noon to 5 p.m.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with parental permission, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, and have photo identification. Donors are requested to eat a regular meal and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating.

Walk-in donors are welcome,

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 3:48 PM
Trivia contest raises $2,000 for elevator
Geezer Readers took first place for team table originality at the Plum Lake Library Trivia Contest. The Geezers are, from left, Jim Joyce, Norb and Bonnie Kegley, Zic and Sandy Summers, and Jean Joyce. —Photo By Wally Geist

The Plum Lake Library Trivia Contest on behalf of the library’s elevator fund was held at the Sayner Community Recreation Center recently with 15 teams competing. Each team chose their name and decorated their team tables according to their chosen theme.

Geezer Readers took first place for originality, and  other teams included Green Hat, Blue Hat (Red Hat), Partial Recall and Team Snarfle.

After two hours of question-and-answer

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 3:47 PM
Bikini run
Eighteen bikini-clad snowmobile racers recently raised $29,000 for local charities. Checks for $5,500 each were presented to the St. Germain Fire Department and Plum Lake Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Accepting them were, above from left, Jami Burger, fire department lieutenant John Vojta,  bikini race organizer Amy Greenberg, assistant fire chief Tim Gebhardt, Tara Pulik, Plum Lake EMS Chief Kevin Rasmussen, and Radar Run Director Mark Hiller.      —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 6:14 PM
Church plans Passover event PDF Print E-mail

St. Germain Evangelical Free Church will host a presentation called “Christ in the Passover” Wednesday, March 13, at 6:15 p.m at the church, located at 6065 Highway 70 E.

Peter Blitshteyn of Jews for Jesus will recreate the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus’ death and resurrection.

The event is open to the public and child care will be provided.

For more information, call the church at (715) 479-2173.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 6:14 PM
Church to hold luncheon PDF Print E-mail

Holy Family Circle of Women will host its annual Luncheon and Bingo Party Thursday, March 21, from noon until 3 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, located at 8950 Highway J in Woodruff.

The cost for this event is $7 and a nonperishable food item. Advance reservations are appreciated and may be made by calling Evelyn at (715) 356-2037 or Louise (715) 358-5313.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 6:13 PM
Radar Run donates to trails
Participating in the check presentation from the Radar Run to the Bo-Boen club were, from left, Gary Schultz, head of Trail Assistance; Mark Hiller, St. Germain Radar Racers race director; and Jim Rybarczyk, assistant director for Trail Assistance.                       —Contributed Photo

A donation of $850 was made on behalf of the St. Germain Radar Races to the Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club Trail Assistance program.

Gary Schultz and Jim Rybarczyk accepted a donation of $850

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 7:41 PM
Red Brick committee sets fundraisers

The Red Brick Schoolhouse Restoration Committee has been busy making plans to raise funds to restore the Red Brick schoolhouse.

“We’ve spent many hours cleaning the basement area and want the public to learn why restoration of the building is practical and makes sense,” said Mia Heike, committee chairperson.

Fundraising efforts for 2013 will begin with the annual spaghetti dinner

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 7:34 PM

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