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Fish fry
Twenty members of the St. Germain Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc., including Jesse Chuckel (left) and Brian Repenshek, met March 9 to stuff 3,500 envelopes with invitation, tickets and return envelope for the organization’s 36th annual fish fry. The event will take place at Golden Pines Restaurant in St. Germain Sunday, April 27, from 3 to 8:30 p.m. The association provides funds for department equipment such as automated external defibrillators and large equipment such as fire trucks. Tickets to the event are $12.50 each and may be purchased in advance or at the door. Follow the volunteer department’s activities and services to St. Germain and surrounding communities on the St. Germain Fire & Rescue Facebook page. 	—Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:35 PM
 
Local thrift shop gathers 893 diapers for Northwoods Share Needs Ministry
The St. Germain Community United Church of Christ Thrift Shop recently donated 893 diapers to the Northwoods Share Needs Ministry (NSNM) located in The Rock at 1019 Wall St., Eagle River. On hand to organize the donations were, from left, Diane Nielsen, St. Germain Community United Church of Christ Thrift Shop co-director; Patty Bonack of NSNM; Judy Manski of the thrift shop; and Pam Zaugg of NSNM. 	 —Photo By Wally Geist

During the month of February, the St. Germain Community United Church of Christ Thrift Shop gathered cash and donations to provide 893 diapers to the Northwoods Share Needs Ministry, located at 1019 Wall St. in the lower level of The Rock building in Eagle River.

The ministry, which opened in November of 2013, offers personal hygiene products and clothing to low-income recipients at no cost to the shopper.

“We are thankful to have this donation,”

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:01 PM
 
Students make soup packets for Vilas Food Pantry
Teacher Mark Deditz (left) assists Megan Franke (right) at the final assembly point in the Warm The Hearts soup project at St. Germain Elementary School held March 13. This is the second year of the project which aims to teach students community values and provide food for the Vilas Food Pantry.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Students of St. Germain Elementary School’s third, fourth and fifth grades took time out from class March 13, to assemble soup ingredients into convenient packets for donation to the Vilas Food Pantry as part of the Warm the Hearts project.

The community service project was conceived and implemented by the staff last year.

Teacher Holly Geiger said,

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:00 PM
 
Family event
A Winter Family Fun day, held March 8, brought children from St. Germain and neighboring communities to the St. Germain Community Park. Ice skating with Sparky the Fire Dog and ice bowling were available outside while hot dogs, cookies and beverages were served in the community center by PrimeTImers, Lioness Club and Women’s Service Club members. Games such as minnow race and plinko, as well as face painting, were available for children. Members of the St. Germain Volunteer Fire Department offered complimentary smoke detectors and prizes for the children. Above, Cortney Pirus (left) of Eagle River paints the face of Briana Ozelie of St. Germain at the event. 	—Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:22 PM
 
Students raise $738 for society
St. Germain Elementary School custodian Gerald Healy, well known in the school for being a Chicago Bears fan, waves Green Bay Packers flags and leads the school in “Go Pack! Go!” as part of the challenge he made to the students to   raise $500 or more for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Pennies For Patients” program. The students raised $737.91, and the money will be used to help those who suffer from cancers of the blood. —Photo By Wally Geist

The 130 students at St. Germain Elementary raised $737.91 through the Pennies For Patients program of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The funds will be used to help those suffering from cancers of the blood.

The school’s custodian, Gerald Healy, well known at the school as a Chicago Bears fan, challenged the children to raise $500 or more during the course of the project.

Healy’s challenge was met, and March 5

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:21 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:27 PM )
 
Cancer fundraiser
Students at St. Germain Elementary are halfway through their Pennies For Patients challenge to see how pocket change can be collected to help those suffering from cancer. Funds will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help those suffering from cancers of the blood. The program will run through March 5. Students promoting the challenge included, front row from left, Nathan Wells, Trenton Olson, Elvis Russell, Griffin Stiemke, Aiden Aldermann, Owen Will, Eric Nagel and Ryan Muench; back row, Camryn Cox, Eleanor Wirth, Jayle French, Megan Franke and Victoria Kessro. For more information or to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, visit schoolandyouth.org.  —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:15 PM
 
Winter Family Fun Day scheduled March 8

The Winter Family Fun Day will be held Saturday, March 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the St. Germain Community Center and ice rink.

The event will feature games, prizes and free refreshments, and is sponsored by the St. Germain Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, St. Germain Lions and Lioness clubs, Women’s Service Club and PrimeTimers.

Sparkey the Fire Dog also will be skating on the rink with attendees.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:15 PM
 
Dr. Dirksen speaks on foot issues at Women’s Service Club meeting
Members of the seventh annual Community Chicken Dinner Committee met with Chef Rich Polaski from Team Twilight prior to their luncheon presentation by Dr. Dirksen Feb. 18 at   the St. Germain Community Center. Committee members included, from left, Jean Joyce, Sandy Summers, Janean Hemauer, Loretta De Campi, Sharon Trudeau, Polaski and Jan Toivonen.  —Photo By Wally Geist

The St. Germain Women’s Service Club met Feb. 18 at the Community Center in St. Germain to hear Dr. Andrea Dirksen’s presentation on aging-related foot issues.
Dirksen summarized, “Try to keep walking and lead a healthy lifestyle because staying active makes you happier,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 1:58 PM
 
Walker Equipment donates to Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club
Judy Walker (left) presented a check from Walker Equipment Inc. for $250 to Jim Wendt of the Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club for the club’s support of the 17th annual Groomer Show.                —Photo By Wally Geist

Judy Walker of Walker Equipment Inc., manufacturers of Arrowhead Groomers, in St. Germain, recently presented a $250 check to Jim Wendt, representative of the Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club.
The donation was given in recognition of the club’s support of the annual

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 1:57 PM
 
Quilt contest
Winners of the Plum Lake Woman’s Club Block Party 10 were announced at the Hobo Dinner Feb 15. Winners included, from left, Elsie Turner holding the third-place award for Kathy Jones; Judy Kaisler, second place; Kathy Jones, first place. Kaisler, who made a block to honor the memory of Ellen Finch, also won the People’s Choice award. All the blocks entered in the contest will be assembled into a quilt and on display at the Plum Lake Library in Sayner for the summer. The quilt will then be raffled off at a drawing at the Plum Lake Woman’s Club Christmas Fest Nov. 15. Raffle tickets will be available at the Plum Lake Library and from club members.   —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:05 PM
 
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