Rolling Hills Club is hosting a trail cleanup day! Choose a trail or route to pick up the garbage. Bring the bags of garbage to the Trego Parking Lot along the Wild River Trail between 11:30am-1 pm on June 1st. Refreshments and Brats/Hotdogs will be served to everyone helping to clean up the trail system.
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Shell Lake’s new RV/ATV park will open Friday August 2, 2019. The camping park features 28 sites (mostly wooded and some pull-through sites), electricity and sewer hookups, restrooms, showers, pavilion, and an ATV wash station.
The City of Shell Lake has invited Rolling Hills Club members on a first-come first-serve basis to enjoy a free weekend of camping (Friday and Saturday evenings, August 2 and 3) in celebration of the opening. New members that join the club by July 15, 2019 are eligible. Here is a link to the new membership form: As new memberships come in, we will forward the info to Shell Lake so that they have current roster information. Camping reservations can be made by calling 715-468-7846.
Klopps 5th Avenue Bar is organizing an ATV poker run on Saturday August 3. The ride will include groomed and unimproved trails and new road routes. There will be several prizes for winners including cash prizes, a week of camping, and club memberships. A number of free give-aways will also be provided.
Jan 8 – General Mtg – The Prime Bar 5:30 Social, 6:30 Food
Jan 13 – Board Mtg – Tony’s Riverside – Spooner 5:30
Jan 23 – Taste of Washburn County – Heartwood Conference Center
Feb 5 – General Mtg – The Still (formerly Bass Lake Inn) 5:30 Social, 6:30 Food
Feb 10 – 15 – Club Trip – Great Northern in Mercer see newsletter for details
Feb 17 – Board Mtg – Tony’s Riverside – Spooner 5:30
John M. Patrick, 73, of Spooner died on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at Miller Dwan Medical Center in Duluth after recent health complications.
John was born on December 2, 1942, in Two Harbors, Minnesota, to Milo and Astrid Patrick. After graduating from Two Harbors High School, he received a bachelor’s degree in education from University of Minnesota-Duluth. He was employed by the Spooner School District where he taught industrial education and photography from 1965 until his retirement in 2000.
On August 6, 1988, he was united in marriage to Mary Tripp in Spooner.
John was a charter member of Rolling Hills Snowmobile/ATV Club, a charter member of Spooner-Trego Lions Club, and a member of the Minnesota Street Rod Association. He enjoyed restoring vintage cars and memorabilia, and would travel the country to Collector Car Shows.
John was a vibrant and energetic member of the Spooner community for over 50 years. He loved life and never let anything hold him back – seeing, building, making, photographing, painting, drawing, designing, or doing anything he found an interest in doing.
He made friends far and wide because of his life-long love of collecting – especially cars. John was a car guy and nothing held him back from pursuing his hobbies.
As a teacher, John held great love for the Spooner School District and all the fellow teachers that became his best friends over his 35-year career. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
John is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Cindy (Dan) Patrick Tripp of Colorado and Michael J. Patrick of Texas; stedaughter, Ann Kormos, of Winters, California; stepson, Jack D. Kormos, of Hawaii; one grandchild, Diane Tripp; brother, Daniel L. (Cindy) Patrick, of North Stonington, Connecticut; and extended family including Daniel Haas of California.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Milo and Astrid; and his sister, Linda
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 28, at Scalzo-Taylor Chapel in Spooner. Pastor Jack Starr will officiate.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service.