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Sayner-St. Germain
Sermon series set Nov. 30-Dec. 1

A Christmas sermon series celebrating “Christ Is Born” will take place Saturday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. at the St. Germain Evangelical Free Church.

The “Christ Is Born” series will focus on the significance of Jesus Christ arriving on Earth in Bethlehem as a baby.

According to the Rev. Josh Reese, senior pastor at the church, “Our goal is to celebrate Christ, born a miraculous bundle of joy in the midst of a dark world. Come and hear the good news this Advent season.”

The church hosts family nights

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:31 PM
 
Club announces raffle winners

Raffles winners at the recent Plum Lake Woman’s Club Christmas Fest in Sayner were Mary Marsh-Schilling of Sayner, who won a filled basket donated by Carol Ann Gawrys; and Jan Thomason of Illinois, who won a tree skirt made by Shirley Heidrich and an evergreen kissing ball made by Carol Hartman.

The grand prize winner was Jill Vanderspool of Cedarburg, who took home the Plum Lake Woman’s Club Block Party 9 quilt.

Other winners included Julie Froelich of Sayner, who won a bench made by Bill Lundin;

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:31 PM
 
School announces Hot Reads winners
Six Hot Reads winners included, front row from left, Elvis Russell, Emma Bacon, Sami Huels­kamp, Marshall Thomas, Autumn Stecker and Tyler Olson from St. Germain Elementary School. They were accompanied to Knockers Pizza Co. in St. Germain by chaperones, back row, Amy Warrick, John Vojta and St. Germain Fire Chief Tim Clark.      —Photo By Wally Geist

Six Northland Pines-St. Germain Elementary school students were accompanied to Knockers Pizza Co. in St. Germain by chaperones Fire Chief Tim Clark, Amy Warrick, Special Education teacher and John Vojta, a volunteer St. Germain fire fighter Wednesday, Nov. 13.

The children were treated to a ride in a fire truck and lunch as a prize for reading the most minutes in their respective classes in the Hot Reads program.

Minutes read were Emma Bacon, Kindergarten,

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:56 PM
 
Library forgoes fines in place of donations

The Plum Lake Library in Sayner announced that fines will be waived through the holiday season with a food donation to the Vilas Food Pantry or a toy donation for the Northland Pines School District Cares Toy Drive. Collection boxes are located inside the library.

Some of the new holiday books at the library include “The Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook,” “Big Book of Christmas Crafts,” “Martha Stewart’s Homemade Holiday Crafts,” “100 Crafts Under $10,” “Crafting with 4 Supplies” and our spiral book series “Gifts in a Jar.”

The library’s holiday hours will be Wednesday, Nov. 27,

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:56 PM
 
Christmas Festival brings holiday shoppers to Sayner
Christmas Festival, a Christmas shopping event sponsored by Sayner area charitable groups, was held Nov. 16 at the Sayner Community Recreation Hall. The Plum Lake Woman’s Club provided chili and butternut squash soup as part of the à la carte luncheon at the festival. Club members working the event were, from left, Janice DeWitt, Alice Grosskreuz, Arlene Dreyfus, Judy Connor and Lauri Gerlach.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Shoppers descended on the Sayner Community Recreation Hall for the Christmas Festival, sponsored by charitable groups in the Sayner area on Nov. 16.

The event featured vendors of arts, crafts and handmade clothing,  as well as a hot lunch and pie.

The goal of the Christmas Festival was to help others through craft purchases and donations to the Plum Lake Library, the Plum Lake Woman’s Service Club and Salvation Army.

The Plum Lake Woman’s Service Club offered a quilt for raffle

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:55 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:56 PM )
 
Business relocation
Northern Exchange feed store relocated to its new facilities located at  7792 Highway 70 E. in St. Germain and had a ribbon cutting and customer appreciation celebration Nov. 15 and 16. Northern Exchange was created in 2011 by Neal and Lisa Thomas who have backgrounds in farming and dairy. Many of the feed products sold in the store come from their 1,200-acre family farm in southwest Wisconsin where they raise 300 head of feeder cattle, and grow corn, soybeans, alfalfa, wheat, rye and sunflowers. On hand for the Northern Exchange ribbon cutting were, from left, Brad Baldschun, district sales manager, Wick Buildings; Lisa and Neal Thomas, owners of Northern Exchange; and Charlie Jackson, local sales representative.  —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:54 PM
 
PrimeTimers issue $7,100 in donations
The St. Germain PrimeTimers donated $7,100 to organizations Nov. 6 at the St. Germain Community Center. Organization representatives on hand to receive donations included, from left, Bill Bates, Tammy Modic, Mark Naniot, Ken Wendt, Jennifer Primich, Barb Rasmussen, Sheryl Tobea, Kevin Rasmussen, Lolly Rose, Marilyn Towers, Lois Ruediger; Don Anderson; Diane Anderson (front center), Roleen Gartner, Holly Schwartz, Richard Short, Ida Nemec, Karen Wagoner, Sharina Adams, Stephanie Ritter, Barb Steinhilber, Licia Johnson and Diane Nielsen.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Members of St. Germain’s PrimeTimers met Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Community Center to distribute a total of $7,100 among 22 organizations.

The club raises funds through a variety of activities in the St. Germain community, which include ice cream sales at weekly flea markets from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Representatives and organizations receiving

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 11:27 AM
 
Lions Club gives to Special Olympics
St. Germain Lions Club member Jim Carter, front left, presents a $500 check to Amanda Farrow, front right, also of St. Germain, at Eagle Lanes in Eagle River Nov. 6 with other Special Olympian bowlers present.  —Photo By Wally Geist

St. Germain Lions Club President, Jim Carter, presented a $500 check to Amanda Farrow, Special Olympics bowler, at Eagle Lanes in Eagle River Wednesday, Nov. 6. Eighteen bowlers looked on as Farrow received the donation.

The eight Olympians that will go on to participate in bowling sectionals at Eau Claire are Austin Kluever, Jamie Burton, Israel Samulson, Michelle Gauger,

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 11:26 AM
 
Pie sale set this Saturday

The Friends of the Plum Lake Library will hold its annual pie sale at Christmas Fest Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until the pies are gone, at the Sayner Community Building.

Bakers may drop off pies at the library, located at 8789 Peterson St. in Sayner, Friday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or at the community building, from 1 to 4 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Plum Lake Woman’s Club and will also feature brats,

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 11:25 AM
 
Christmas craft sale raises funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters program
Joseph Hermosilo of Eagle River visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the St. Germain Christmas Craft Sale benefting the Northwoods Branch of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin Nov. 9. 		  —Photo By Wally Geist

A Christmas craft sale benefiting the Northwoods branch of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin (BBBSNW), was held Saturday, Nov. 9, at the St. Germain Community Center.

The event featured a visit by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, handcrafted items, gourmet foods, a hot lunch provided by BBBSNW and raffles for prizes held throughout the day.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s website names

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 11:24 AM
 
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