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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
Family event
A Winter Family Fun day, held March 8, brought children from St. Germain and neighboring communities to the St. Germain Community Park. Ice skating with Sparky the Fire Dog and ice bowling were available outside while hot dogs, cookies and beverages were served in the community center by PrimeTImers, Lioness Club and Women’s Service Club members. Games such as minnow race and plinko, as well as face painting, were available for children. Members of the St. Germain Volunteer Fire Department offered complimentary smoke detectors and prizes for the children. Above, Cortney Pirus (left) of Eagle River paints the face of Briana Ozelie of St. Germain at the event. 	—Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:22 PM
Students raise $738 for society
St. Germain Elementary School custodian Gerald Healy, well known in the school for being a Chicago Bears fan, waves Green Bay Packers flags and leads the school in “Go Pack! Go!” as part of the challenge he made to the students to   raise $500 or more for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Pennies For Patients” program. The students raised $737.91, and the money will be used to help those who suffer from cancers of the blood. —Photo By Wally Geist

The 130 students at St. Germain Elementary raised $737.91 through the Pennies For Patients program of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The funds will be used to help those suffering from cancers of the blood.

The school’s custodian, Gerald Healy, well known at the school as a Chicago Bears fan, challenged the children to raise $500 or more during the course of the project.

Healy’s challenge was met, and March 5

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:21 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:27 PM )
Cancer fundraiser
Students at St. Germain Elementary are halfway through their Pennies For Patients challenge to see how pocket change can be collected to help those suffering from cancer. Funds will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help those suffering from cancers of the blood. The program will run through March 5. Students promoting the challenge included, front row from left, Nathan Wells, Trenton Olson, Elvis Russell, Griffin Stiemke, Aiden Aldermann, Owen Will, Eric Nagel and Ryan Muench; back row, Camryn Cox, Eleanor Wirth, Jayle French, Megan Franke and Victoria Kessro. For more information or to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, visit  —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:15 PM

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