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    The original school was built very early in the town's history. It burned and was replaced early in the twentieth century by a new school, which still stands today. In 2005-2006 it was acquired by the Friends of the Fredricksons and was restored, and now houses the Old Schoolhouse Gallery, operated by Libby Scott.

    Known former students:

    Hazel and Edith Frederickson.

    Vernon Oie, Jr. Now (2007) a summer resident of Star Lake. Attended about two years in the 1920's.

    Charles P. Forbes
    August 31, 2007
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    Major References

    DeWitt, Mabel Sayner, Brief History of Sayner and Star Lake, Essay Presented by Mrs. DeWitt before the Vilas County Historical Society., Sayner, 1955. View Full Entry
    Hooper, C. W., ed., Miss Schilling, who is teaching school...., Minocqua Times, Jan. 7, 1897., Minocqua, 1897. View Full Entry
    Hooper, C. W., ed., Star Lake, Minocqua Times November 20, 1895., Minocqua, 1895. View Full Entry
    Scott, Libby, Old Star Lake School, DVD, Star Lake, 2006. View Full Entry
    Sprayer, Star Lake Sprays, Minocqua Times, July 24, 1895, Minocqua, 1895. View Full Entry

    Minor References

    Artists Offer Studio Tours, Vilas County News-Review, Oct. 3, 2007, Eagle River, 2007. View Full Entry
    Sprayer, Star Lake Sprays, Minocqua Times January 8, 1896, Minocqua, 1896. View Full Entry
    Stein and Marley, More Than They Bargained For, Madison, 2013. View Full Entry
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    +++School Lunches

    The Vilas County News Review in its Backward Glances column, Jan. 9, 2008, under 70 years ago (1938), says that "Star Lake School began serving hot lunch." The same column on Feb. 16, 2011, contained the following under 80 years ago: "A hot lunch program began at the school in Star Lake."

    +++Consolidation Petition

    The Vilas County News Review in its Backward Glances column, March 23, 2011, under 80 years ago (1931): "Fourteen people were petition the Sayner School Board, seeking consolidation of the Sayner and Star Lake schools and establishing a state graded school."