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Sayner-St. Germain
Lioness Halloween
The fifth annual St. Germain Lioness Halloween Party was held at Sayner Pub Oct. 30. A pizza dinner was supplied by the club for 200 trick-or-treaters and their parents. “The Pub is a safe haven,” said Melissa Hrdlicka, project chairwoman. Members of the Lioness Club baked Halloween-themed cookies and cupcakes for the event as well. Lioness volunteers were, front row from left, Vera Hrdlicka and Abby Franke; middle row, Joan Kazda, Cally McKay and Mary Stearns; back row, Anna Kessro, Barb Maines, Geri Goretski, Chris Jackson, Katie Everson, Mitzi Pockat and Melissa Hrdlicka. 	—Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 2:02 PM
Cellcom donates to elementary school for construction of a student garden
Cellcom donated $800 to Northland Pines-St. Germain Elementary School for the construction of a school garden Oct. 31. Cellcom’s Eric Britton (right) handed the check to Principal Gayle Daniel (left) and Jasmyn Schmidt (center), Americorps. —Photo By Wally Geist

Cellcom representatives presented a check for $800 to the Northland Pines Farm to School Program Thursday, Oct. 31, at Northland Pines Elementary School-St. Germain to benefit the construction of a garden at the school.

As part of the Northland Pines School District Farm to School Program, Americorps members Jasmyn Schmidt, nutrition educator, and Amanda McAtee, community outreach, are teaching better nutrition through local foods.

The Farm to School program gets

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 2:00 PM
Business anniversary
 Camp’s grocery in St. Germain, Vilas County’s oldest family-owned grocery store, celebrated 67 years as a family-owned business Saturday, Nov. 2, with a drawing and sale prices throughout the week. The anniversary coincides with the store’s change from SuperValu to a Sentry Foods affiliate. Prizes given away included a 42-inch LG LED TV awarded to Richard Witt; a Char-Broil gas grill won by Julaine Nampel; a $100 grocery gift card won by Richard Polaski; and a smoker won by Scott Deverowski. Also during the week, one $67 grocery gift card was awarded to a shopper each day. Above, Emma Weber (left) helps grandfather, Bruce Weber with a drawing. Emma is the fourth generation of Webers to help out in Camp’s, which was founded by her greatgrandparents, Al and Ruth Camp. 	—Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 1:59 PM
Poster contest
Glenn Svetnicka of the St. Germain Volunteer Fire Department presented Nastadia Durski with her first-place State fire prevention poster award at an all-school assembly at St. Germain Elementary School Oct. 10 as  part of Fire Prevention Week. “We’ve had a great record of winning the State fire prevention art competition with Regional and State winners for several years,” said Svetnicka. Each year the winner receives their artwork framed for display. —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 1:44 PM
Octobearfest attracts a crowd to Black Bear Lodge Oct. 26
Coachman Dale Shaw of Montana takes, from left, George, 10 years old, and Bill, 12 years old, for a horse-drawn carriage ride at Octobearfest held Saturday, Oct. 26, at Black Bear Lodge in St. Germain.  —Photos By Wally Geist

The 14th annual Octobearfest brought 28 vendors to the Black Bear Lodge in St. Germain Saturday, Oct. 26.

Jo Daniel, event coordinator at Black Bear Lodge, commented, “This is our 14th year and we’re almost out of brats, and it’s only 1 o’clock!

“It’s a banner year for Octobearfest. Even the horse-drawn carriage rides are busier than ever as the carriage drops off its riders and fills right up again to make another tour of the grounds.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 1:36 PM
St. Germain Lions Club hosts 41st annual Halloween party

The St. Germain Lions Club hosted its 41st annual community Halloween party at the community center Saturday, Oct. 26.

The Lions Club prepared candy bags for all of the children and staffed the kitchen to provide hotdogs and soda to attendees.

The event brought parents and children together for the festivities which included costume judging,

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 1:35 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 29, 2013 1:36 PM )
Library holds Scarecrow Fest
The Plum Lake Library in Sayner hosted Scarecrow Fest Oct. 19. Participants engaged in scarecrow-related activities and for craft time built their own scarecrows. Camryn Cox is shown with her scarecrow created from imagination, some old children’s clothing, plastic bags, a couple of sticks and some straw. 	—Photo By Wally Geist

Saturday, Oct. 19, 18 children and their parents took part in Scarecrow Fest at Plum Lake Library. The program is a community project sponsored by the library.

The event began with volunteer Jean Joyce and librarian Ida Nemec introducing the program to the attendees.

Participants read, illustrated and acted out of children’s books about scarecrows and eventually built their own scarecrows.

“If we are going to make our own scarecrows,

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 1:34 PM
Elementary school plans remodel
A meeting to discuss remodeling plans between Northland Pines School District representatives, contractors and an architect took place Oct. 10 at St. Germain Elementary School. Those in attendance were, from left, Dave Bohnen, Northland Pines building and grounds supervisor; Mike Rinaldi, Teschendorf and Shrock Inc.; Gary Dalback, Superior Electrical Systems; Jim Kraeger, Miron Construction Co. Inc.; Fritz Crall, Northland Pines building and grounds supervisor; and Jody Andres, architect with Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.             —Photo By Wally Geist

Representatives of Northland Pines School District, contractors and architect met at St. Germain Northland Pines Elementary School Oct. 10 to compare proposed project blueprints to the actual building and discuss plans for the safety remodel scheduled for Christmas break.

The contractors will bid the job now that they have seen all of the district schools which will undergo the renovation.

The goal, said architect Jody Andres, Short

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 4:37 PM
Black Bear Lodge’s annual Oktobearfest slated Saturday

Black Bear Lodge in St. Germain will host its 14th annual Oktobearfest Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lodge’s lakeside grounds.

Festival attendees will have the opportunity to experience German tradition with a North?Woods twist.

Craft and art vendors will exhibit their works and offer them for sale.

The event is a fundraiser for the Vilas County Historical Museum in

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 4:36 PM
Lions donate to library, local group
The St. Germain Lions Club donated to Plum Lake Library and Big-Brothers Big-Sisters Northwest region Oct. 14. Each received a $1,000 check. Representatives on hand to receive the checks at Plum Lake Library were, from left, St. Germain Lions Club President Jim Carter; Lois Ruediger, Big Brothers-Big Sisters representative; Dan Sukow, Plum Lake Library Board treasurer; St. Germain Lions Club Treasurer Doug Kaltenbach; and Ida Nemec, Plum Lake Library librarian.  —Photo By Wally Geist

The St. Germain Lions Club presented two $1,000 checks at the Plum Lake Library in Sayner Monday, Oct. 14.

One check was donated to the library and the second to Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin.

Ida Nemec, librarian, and Dan Sukow, library treasurer, received the donation for the library which is to be used where the library board sees fit.

“Our organization merged with the Eau Claire Big Brothers-Big Sisters

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 4:35 PM

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