Clam Lake News & Events

Hello Clam Lake!

Whew! The summer season is upon us! The village and all the businesses have been very busy catering to all the visitors that make their way up to enjoy our forest over the 4th of July holiday. We hope they are all having a good time as they enjoy the beautiful Chequamegon and all it has to offer. We thank all of them for coming and supporting our tourist economy.

ST. GEORGE – Mass is celebrated every Saturday at 6:00 pm at our historic “Chapel in the Pines” – St. George. All are welcome to come, take a step back in time to a simpler era, and visit our mission chapel built in 1948. Come pray with us!

AND….ON THAT NOTE – If you happen by St. George Chapel you will notice it is sporting a beautiful new sign which reads “Historic St. George Chapel”. This wonderful new sign was hand crafted by Bob Fanella Jr. with the frame and surrounding arch built and installed by Tim Fleury. We wish to thank both of them for their handiwork and hard work. Thank you! Looks great!

COMMUNTIY CENTER UPDATE – Work continues on our new Community Center replacing the old Center which was lost to the ravages of the winter of 2023. The last two walls are up allowing people to see what the finished project will look like. Many have commented that it looks smaller than the old one when in actuality it is about 200 sq ft larger. The old Community Center measured out at 1,320 sq ft whereas the new one sits at 1,536 sq ft. The new one will have its own bathroom and some kitchen facilities. It will be perfect for gatherings, meetings, parties and whatever other needs our community may have. Thanks to all that have been working so diligently on this project! We appreciate it!

WELCOME BACK: After being on leave for almost two months we wish to welcome back out Post Master, Connie Schloer. We thank Tina (Ferguson) Mess for handling our postal needs while Connie was gone. Thank you! And welcome back Connie!!!

EAGLET UPDATE: According to sources on Upper Clam and the Camp Fire Island eaglet is now flying. Mom and Dad must be very proud! Congrats to them!

HISTORY MOMENT – Taken from a June 1968 edition of the Glidden Enterprise – “ Corpsmen Qualify for Positions with Large Minneapolis Firm – Ralph Mumme, Center Director at the Civilian Center (Clam Lake Job Corps) here, announced the placement of seven corpsmen graduates with the Honeywell Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. These men will be employed in production and warehousing at the Minneapolis plant. For each of the men, this is a two-channeled success story. First, it demonstrates the realistic avenue which Job Corps provide for men who wish to improve themselves. For each man the Job Corps offered training and opportunity where other agencies in their home communities had failed. None of the men had completed high school. (Classes held at Job Corps Centers would have earned them High School diplomas.) Second, Earnings at Honeywell are significantly above what these men could have hoped for without their Job Corps training. Their earnings are, at an average, a dollar to a dollar and a half above what the men earned prior to their enrollment in Job Corps.” The men were from Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, New York and South Carolina. The Clam Lake Job Corps was here from 1965 through most of 1969. Many success stories came out of the the men’s time spent in Clam Lake. (Although the Job Corps is still in existence today many sites closed in 1969 due to government budget cuts. As of 2019 there were only two Job Corps Centers left in Wisconsin.)

Until next week….

Pictured is St. George’s new sign.