Schools Serving Star Lake
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. ForbesAugust 31, 2007
Major References****. Albert J. Mykleby. [History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties] Minneapolis, 1924. View Full Entry****. Jacob O. Mykleby. [History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties, by Jones] Minneapolis, 1924. View Full Entry (Full text available)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 (Full text available)Hooper, C. W., ed.. Miss Schilling, who is teaching school..... [Minocqua Times, Jan. 7, 1897.] Minocqua, 1897. View Full Entry (Full text available)Hooper, C. W., ed.. Star Lake. [Minocqua Times November 20, 1895.] Minocqua, 1895. View Full Entry (Full text available)Pearson, Suanne Shrake. Shrake Family at the Old Schoolhouse. [Email from Suanne Pearson, September 24, 2013] 2013. View Full Entry (Full text available)Scott, Libby. Old Star Lake School. [DVD] Star Lake, 2006. View Full EntrySprayer. Star Lake Sprays. [Minocqua Times, July 24, 1895] Minocqua, 1895. View Full Entry (Full text available)
Minor References****. Artists Offer Studio Tours. [Vilas County News-Review, Oct. 3, 2007] Eagle River, 2007. View Full EntrySprayer. Star Lake Sprays. [Minocqua Times January 8, 1896] Minocqua, 1896. View Full Entry (Full text available)Stein and Marley. More Than They Bargained For. Madison, 2013. View Full Entry
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."
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."
From Suanne Shrake Pearson: "My family, the Shrake Family, leased the Old Star Lake Schoolhouse as a cottage in the 1930s, 1940s, and early 1950s. My parents were Thaddeus J. (Ted) Shrake, a railroad trainman on the Milwaukee Road's North Woods Hiawatha, and Alice M. Bradley Shrake.... Ted and Alice Shrake had to sets of twins and two other boys, who were veterans of World War II. My sister and I were the second set of twins."