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Thrift shop to move to new location
Volunteer Mark Meyer (left) helped build the new changing room and cashier’s station for St. Germain Community United Church of Christ Thrift Shop while volunteer Judy Manski (center) served customer Dawn Spaeth at the front counter. The thrift shop will move into its new location adjacent to its current location. A grand opening is set for Saturday, May 3.                                  —Photo By Wally Geist

The St. Germain Community United Church of Christ Thrift Shop will move into a new location adjacent to the present store. There will be a grand opening for the new store on Saturday, May 3.

Volunteers met at the new location April 1 to build a cashier’s station, a new changing room and shelving.

“The store has been very successful,” said Jerry Sykora, co-director. “We are happy to have Bruce Web­er’s support and will remodel the old Wooden Nickel for our growing business.”

Proceeds from the thrift shop are used

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:22 PM
 
Vojta tops Bates in town board race

Former town board Supervisor John Vojta upset incumbent Supervisor William Bates 271-212 in a St. Germain Town Board election contest Tuesday, April 1.

Bates had served on the St. Germain Town Board for the past three years, while Vojta previously served on the board for six years.

Incumbent Supervisor Marvin Anderson was unopposed for the other supervisory seat.

Because St. Germain has a five-member town board,

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:22 PM
 
Blood drive set April 15

Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church ELCA in Sayner will host a community blood drive Tuesday, April 15, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the church, located at 2903 Highway 155.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years of age, or 16 with written parental permission, be in general good health and present a photo ID.

Donors are encouraged to eat a meal and drink plenty of fluids before donating.

Walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, call Karen at (715) 542-4049.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:21 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:37 PM )
 
Running club prepares for 5K run
Members of the Sneakers Running Club at St. Germain Elementary School include, front row from left, Tyler Olson, Isaac Vedder, Nathan Wells, Eric Nagel, Brandon Bacon, Eleanor Wirth, Camryn Cox, Kieran Saffia, Logan Marquardt, Katie Schiddel, Owen Will, Matthew Vedder and J.J. Albee; middle row, Sean Saffia, Jason Ritter, Alex Olson, Kiera Neff, Lizzy Gauthier, Emma Sima, Paige Hodkiewicz, Megan Franke, Sierra Anderson, Trenton Olson, Sami Huelskamp and Kelty Neff; back row, coach Shelley Hodkiewicz, Erica Wick-Johnson, J.J. Johnson, Courtney Fuller, Stephanie Ritter, Kari Ziegler, Scott Will, Lori Huelskamp, coach Jenny Cox and Principal Gayle Daniel.                                      —Photo By Wally Geist

Sneakers Running Club of St. Germain Elementary School, an after-school athletic program designed for third- through fifth-grade boys and girls, is currently preparing for the Journeys Marathon 5-kilometer run in Eagle River.

Co-founders and running coaches Shelly Hodkiewicz and Jenny Cox have registered 30 children and 13 parents and teachers at the school.

“Part of the plan for the club is to make it a cost free

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:20 PM
 
Service award
Tim Ebert (left), a certified firefighter and first responder, was honored for 35 years of service to St. Germain Fire and Rescue Department at the annual firefighters awards banquet held March 22 at The Whitetail Inn in St. Germain. Ebert is the first person ever to achieve this milestone at the department. Chief Tim Clark (right) presented Ebert the award.                                                —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:19 PM
 
Elementary school holds Color Day
Awards for perfect attendance during third quarter were given out at the St. Germain Elementary School’s Color Day March 26. Students winning attendance awards were, from left, Cody Vojta, Parker Neuy, Griffin Stiemke, Kelty and Kiera Neff, Aiden Trezbiatowski, Asher Peters, and Katlyn and Sara Schiddel.  —Photo By Wally Geist

St. Germain Elementary School held its quarterly Color Day celebration March 26, at the school.

Students and teachers gather in the multipurpose room to celebrate good behavior, academic achievement, good health and healthy physical achievements through exercise and motion.

Kelty Neff won the fourth-grade citizenship award,

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:20 PM
 
Angel On My Shoulder gets anonymous donation
Lolly Rose (left) of Angel On My Shoulder receives a $500 donation from Jim Anderson (right) of Elbert’s Resort in St. Germain. The donation was made by three anonymous businessmen in St. Germain.                            —Photo By Wally Geist

Jim Anderson, manager of Elbert’s Resort in St. Germain, presented a $500 donation to Lolly Rose of Angel On My Shoulder (AOMS) at the Chamber of Commerce office in St. Germain March 26.

The donation was from three anonymous businessmen in St. Germain who were involved in the St. Germain Radar Races held Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

AOMS, founded in St. Germain, is an organization

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:17 PM
 
Young discusses teddy bears at service club meeting
Sally Young, above, gave a presentation on teddy bears at a St. Germain Women’s Service Club meeting held March 18. To have a teddy bear apprasied for a fee, call Young at (715) 356-9399. 	—Photo By Wally Geist

St. Germain Women’s Service Club welcomed member Sally Young of Arbor Vitae, who spoke on the topic of teddy bears, as their guest speaker March 18 at the St. Germain Community Center.

Young talked about the history of teddy bear collecting from the days of President Teddy Roosevelt (circa 1902) up to the present.

“I have been collecting teddy bears for about 30 years and

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:39 PM
 
Vojta challenging incumbent Bates for supervisor on town board
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

St. Germain electors will go to the polls next Tuesday, April 1, for a town board contest as incumbent Supervisor William Bates is being challenged by former supervisor John Vojta.

Bates has served on the St. Germain town board for the past three years and Vojta previously served on the board for six years.

Incumbent Supervisor Marvin Anderson is seeking re-election unopposed.

Because St. Germain has a five-member town board,

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:38 PM
 
Awards banquet
St. Germain Fire and Rescue held its annual firefighters’ awards banquet March 22 at Whitetail Inn in St. Germain. The 2013 Firefighter of the Year award was presented to Jim Wendt (right). Wendt serves the department as a firefighter and engineer. Tim Ebert (left), certified firefighter and first responder, was honored for 35 years of service to the St. Germain Volunteer Fire Department and was given an eagle and flag plaque for his service. First responder Judy Kohout and first responder and firefighter Glenn Svetnicka also received plaques for their 10 years of service.  —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:36 PM
 
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