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Sayner-St. Germain

Vojta challenging incumbent Bates for supervisor on town board
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

St. Germain electors will go to the polls next Tuesday, April 1, for a town board contest as incumbent Supervisor William Bates is being challenged by former supervisor John Vojta.

Bates has served on the St. Germain town board for the past three years and Vojta previously served on the board for six years.

Incumbent Supervisor Marvin Anderson is seeking re-election unopposed.

Because St. Germain has a five-member town board,

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:38 PM
Awards banquet
St. Germain Fire and Rescue held its annual firefighters’ awards banquet March 22 at Whitetail Inn in St. Germain. The 2013 Firefighter of the Year award was presented to Jim Wendt (right). Wendt serves the department as a firefighter and engineer. Tim Ebert (left), certified firefighter and first responder, was honored for 35 years of service to the St. Germain Volunteer Fire Department and was given an eagle and flag plaque for his service. First responder Judy Kohout and first responder and firefighter Glenn Svetnicka also received plaques for their 10 years of service.  —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:36 PM
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

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