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Retro Ridge Runner race held Jan. 18 in Sayner
Twelve adults lined up to start the 15-kilometer race for the Retro Ridge Runner held Jan. 18 at Razorback Ridges Ski and Mountain Bike Trails.        —Photo By Wally Geist

Members of the Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club sponsored the Retro Ridge Runner race Jan. 18 at Razorback Ridges Ski and Mountain Bike Trails in Sayner.

Adult racers had their choice of 15-kilometer or 7.5-kilometer trails while high school skiers were assigned to the 7.5-kilometer trail.

Children ages 8-13 had a 3.2-kilometer course laid out for them and a 0.75-kilometer track was set for children seven and younger.

“We wanted a retro feel for the race,” said Will Maines,

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 1:53 PM
 
Library offers sponsorship calendar

The Plum Lake Library in Sayner announced its current public offerings.

This year, the Plum Lake Library will celebrate its 75th year of service to the Sayner, Star Lake and St. Germain communities. The library board hopes to reach its monetary goal for its elevator/lift fund in this anniversary year.

The library is in the process of preparing an 18-month Get Caught Reading calendar that will feature photos of library patrons and reading activities collected throughout the year.

Sponsors, both businesses and individuals, are needed to help offset the cost of printing.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 1:52 PM
 
Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club holds breakfast fundraiser
One of the Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club groomers marked the spot for snowmobilers to park in front of Knocker’s Pizza Company in St. Germain for the Bo-Boen benefit breakfast held Jan. 19. The groomer is a Tucker Terra, and pulls a SnoBoss drag. Funds from the benefit will be used by the club for equipment purchases and trail maintenance.           —Photo By Wally Geist

Knocker’s Pizza Company in St. Germain hosted the annual Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club’s benefit breakfast Jan. 19.

Snowmobile?riders stopped at the restaurant for a breakfast of eggs, hash browns, sausage and toast, all for a donation of $10.

The funds raised will be used to defray the costs of grooming and other trail maintenance. The annual operating budget for club is between $90,000 and $100,000.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 1:51 PM
 
Barbian named general manager of Black Bear Lodge property

IDM Group LLC, the hotel development and management firm for Black Bear Lodge in St. Germain, announced that there is a new general manager for the property.

Jake Barbian has taken over general manager duties for this North Woods retreat featuring cabins, cottages and condominium-like suites, located on the shoreline of Little St. Germain Lake.

Barbian’s hotel experience includes front desk responsibilities at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells and a branded property in Neenah.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 1:50 PM
 
Sherren, at age 90, continues to ride with the Boo-BBB’s snowmobile club
LUELLA SHERREN

Luella Sherren, age 90,  remains active with the St. Germain’s Boo-BBB’s informal snowmobile club that takes weekly rides.

The club, founded in 1969, is the ladies version of Apple Dumpling Gang snowmobile club out of St. Germain.

Sherren has been ride leader for the Boo-BBB’s, which are part of the annual Women on Snow weekend event held Jan. 24 to 26 at Eagle Waters Resort in Eagle River.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 1:57 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, January 15, 2014 8:39 AM )
 
Service club plans meeting

The St. Germain Women’s Service Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the St. Germain Community Building.

Social hour begins at 11 a.m. with a luncheon to follow at noon. Judy Wainwright of the Enchanted Doll Club will present a program at 1 p.m.

To become a member of  the St. Germain Women’s Club or to make a luncheon reservation, call Sandy at (715) 542-4538.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 1:57 PM
 
Estate donation
Gerry Sykora and Diane Nielsen, co-directors of the St. Germain Community United Church of Christ Thrift Shop, displayed items donated Jan. 3 from the estate of Jane Powell. Valued at more than $600, Powell’s children donated the estate items including fabric squares, remnants, batting, hand-stitched quilts, lap quilts and a dozen cross-stitch pattern books. The thrift shop is located in the St. Germain mall, and is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.	         —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 2:39 PM
 
Cookie donations
Members of the St. Germain Community United Church of Christ, including, from left, Pat Rockafield, Barb Verseman, the Rev. Dan Borchers, Buffy Miller-Jackson, Kathy Rabe and Vi May, gathered Dec. 10 to package homemade cookies for the Vilas Food Pantry. Other churches and businesses also provide cookies to this effort. The St. Germain Community United Church of Christ will sponsor a chili supper Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m.  —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:01 AM
 
Snowflake Dance slated Jan. 11

The 16th annual Snow­flake Dance will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. at the St. Germain Community Center.

The Bill Hassey Orchestra will provide the musical entertainment. The band features Skip Wagner, who is known for playing two trumpets at once, as well as many other instruments.

This is a community dance sponsored by the St. Germain PrimeTimers.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:01 AM
 
Holiday giving
Eleven St. Germain Lions, including, front row from left, Ken Hollman and Doug Kaltenbach; back row, Bruce Weber, Jim Carter, Craig Callies, Steve Carlberg, Don Karl, Stan Rakowski, Tom Zimmerman, Gary McCormick and Don Arcus, met at Camp’s Sentry Foods Dec. 11 to pick up and deliver boxes of groceries to 80 homes in the area. According to Weber, the boxes are a way of remembering those who need a little extra care at the holidays and those who have lost loved ones during the year. Missing from the photo are Ken Dahnke and Keith Slizewski who packed the baskets. 	       —Photo By Wally Geist
Monday, December 23, 2013 1:50 PM
 
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