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Hobo Dinner prize winners announced

The Friends of the Plum Lake Library (FPLL) an­nounced the winners of  prizes at the Hobo Dinner. The event was held Feb. 15 at the St. Germain Community Center.

The door prize winners were Elsie Turner, Al Larsen, Pete Minx, Jim Krieck, John Casucci, Jeff Heeler, Fay Sandman, Andy McKay, Mary Lou Davis and Eric Johnson.

The winner of the Hobo Fishing guessing game was Rollie Amundson, the winner of the Man’s Best Friend basket was Joan McKay, the winner of the Breakfast Bonanza basket was Mary Lou Davis, and the Dragonfly Bowl winner was Sandy Summers.

“The Hobo Dinner was a huge success despite the snowy weather,”

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:04 PM
Ice Fishing Tournament held Feb. 8
The 12th annual Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club Ice Fishing Tournament on Plum Lake was held Feb. 8. Participants included, front row from left, Justin Cadau, Marcus Dreger, Brad Brooker, Sam Mortag, Danyel Brooker, Haley Kliss and William Kliss; second row, Jimmy Mortag, Matt Peterson, Mamie Wade, BriAnna Hoffmann, Billy Kliss and Jen Johnson; and third row, Misti Gaber, Josh Wergan, Kevin Brooker, Scott Andersen, Jake Long, Scott VanderWeiler, Alex Tameling and Clayton Spiess. Prizes were awarded at the Sayner community building for fishing, prizes and the 2014 Ice Shack Queen Pageant. 	--Photo By Wally Geist

Feb. 8 marked the 12th annual ice fishing tournament held on Plum Lake, sponsored by the Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club.
Prizes at the event included five power augers, two pellet grills, two Vexilar FL8E devices and more than $700 in cash for registered fish.
Will Maines, master of ceremonies, expressed gratitude to merchants in Say­ner, Minocqua, Eagle River and the surrounding communities for donating prizes.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:32 PM
Dirksen to give presentation for Women’s Service Club

Dr. Andrea Dirksen, Northwoods Foot and Ankle in Arbor Vitae, will give a presentation at the St. Germain Women’s Service Club meeting set Tuesday Feb. 18, at the Community Center in St. Germain.
A chicken dinner planning session and social hour will begin at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon and the program will follow.
Those that would like to attend the lunch may call Betty Kallay at (715) 542-9331 to make a free-luncheon reservation.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:29 PM
Hobo Dinner set Feb. 15

The Friends of the Plum Lake Library  in Sayner will host a Hobo Dinner Saturday, Feb. 15. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Sayner Community Building.
The menu will feature homemade Hobo Stew, coleslaw, pickles, bread, brownies and a beverage.
Tickets for the event will be $7.50 for adults or $8 at the door, and $4.50 for 12 and younger or $5 at the door. Tickets are available at the library.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:29 PM
Elementary school Hot Reads winners attend lunch at Knockers Feb. 5
St. Germain Elementary School awarded 16 students who read the highest number of minutes outside of school with a ride in a fire engine to Knocker’s Pizza Co. as part of its Hot Reads reading program Feb. 5. The winning students and chaperones are, first row from left, Evan Marks, Jonah Will, Isabella Renkes, Cole Will, Joe Adkins and Ellie Chicka; second row, Eliana Waltz, Sarah Nagel, Paige Hodkiewicz, Ryan Muench and Griffin Stiemke; and third row, Jeff Waltz, Logan Marquardt, Mason Thomas, Ross Cooper, Jason Ritter, Amberleigh Pederson and Glenn Svetnicka.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Sixteen students from Northland Pines Elementary-St. Germain were honored for reading the highest number of minutes outside of school with a fire truck ride to lunch at Knocker’s Pizza Co. in St. Germain Feb. 5.
Members of the St. Germain Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department brought five trucks and were joined by Plum Lake Chief Kevin Rasmussen, who also brought a truck.
“It’s great to support the kids and their reading program,” said Rassmussen.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:28 PM
Groomer Show held Feb. 5-6

Manufacturers and those shopping for trail-grooming equipment descended on St. Germain for the 17th annual Groomer Show, sponsored by Walker Equipment, Feb. 5-6, at the Walker Equipment facility on Highway 70 East.
St. Germain is the home of Arrowhead Groomers made by Walker Equipment, and one of the largest snowmobile clubs in the nation, the Bo-Boen Tribe.
This is the 17th year the club supported the efforts of Walker to have a groomer show in St. Germain.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:27 PM
Area businesses to have sales for Presidents Day weekend PDF Print E-mail

Sayner area businesses  Rustic Rivers, Traditions and GreenWeavers have teamed up to promote and bring shoppers to Sayner for the Presidents Day weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday,  Feb 14-16.
There will be 30% off storewide and up to 70% off select items.
“Discover what others are saying about shopping in Sayner,” said a Rustic Rivers representative.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:27 PM
Elementary school holds Color Day
Winners of the annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest were announced at the St. Germain Elementary School Color Day Jan 29. Winners in their respective grade levels included, from left, Colby Kruse, Sami Huelskamp, Karson Thomas, Emma Weber, Karlin Williams and Jaydin Ellias. The posters will be forwarded to the Firefighters Association for regional fire prevention poster judging. Winners will go on to the State competition. St. Germain’s Nastadia Durski previously won first place in the State competition.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Students at St. Germain Elementary School participated in their quarterly Color Day Celebration Jan. 29.
Color Day aims to promote good behavior, dedicated learning and academic discovery at home and school.
The activities at the event included the Pledge of Allegiance; the singing of the national anthem; awarding of reading, math and grade-level learning awards and achievements; the announcement of Hot Reads winners who get to go to lunch at Knocker’s Pizza Company in a fire truck; perfect attendance awards;

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:30 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:35 PM )
Lioness donations PDF Print E-mail
Dianne Briggs, a representative of the Sayner-Star Lake Lioness Club, distributed 10 checks totaling $2,100 to 10 local charities at Plum Lake Library in Sayner Jan. 29. “The organizations represented here are made up of the worker bees in our community and county and are a force for good,” said Briggs. “Our Lioness Club wants to support their efforts and their spirits with these gifts.” Organization representatives on hand to receive checks included, front row from left, Pam Ragan of the Humane Society of Vilas County, Nancy Minx of the Vilas County Historical Museum, Margie Rychlock of the Northwoods Children’s Museum, Lolly Rose of Angel On My Shoulder, Roger Tesch of the Vilas Food Pantry and Carol Briggs of the Sayner-Star Lake Lioness Club; back row, Jeremy Arnold of the Plum Lake Ambulance and Volunteer Fire Department, Dianne Briggs of the Sayner-Star Lake Lioness Club, Dan Sukow of Plum Lake Library, Terry Gloss of the Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club and Kathy Holtorp of The Salvation Army.  —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:29 PM
Community volunteers gather for Mid-Winter Family Night
The St. Germain Volunteer Rescue and Fire Department held its Mid-Winter Family Night Jan. 19 at the fire station. Firefighters, first responders and members of the town board gather to show support, have dinner and give gifts to children of the volunteers. Above, from left, Cody Vojta, Emma Bacon, Brandon Bacon, Tyler Vojta and Brett Schalinske enjoy a game in the fire station.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Jan. 19 marked the annual Mid-Winter Family Night gathering of the St. Germain Volunteer Rescue and Fire Department at the fire station.

The event provides a time for firefighters, first responders and members of the town board to visit, have dinner, share gifts with children of the volunteers, and provide encouragement and support for those that serve the community.

“Volunteer firefighters spend many hours in class to

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:03 PM

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