St. Germain kicked off the area’s Fourth of July festivities Sunday with a parade down Highway 70. Parade participants in patriotic attire tossed candy to spectators near Cathy’s Ice Cream Shoppe.   —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
A big crowd turned out for the eighth annual Three Lakes Shootout/Radar Run and Fly-in on Big Stone Lake Saturday. More than 70 high-performance race boats were timed against the clock on a 1,000-foot course. Race officials said the fastest boats,... more
With water temperatures climbing, activity on area lakes continues to grow. This kayaker took to the waters of the Eagle River Chain of Lakes recently. Area lakes will be busy during the Fourth of July weekend.            —STAFF PHOTO
Tim Widlaki, president of the PMTT, and Kim Emerson, executive director of the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, greeted muskie anglers at the docks of Eagle Waters Resort Saturday morning.      —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Brian Krelle of Eagle River and Tim Miller of Sugar Camp caught three muskies to win the Professional Musky Tournament Trail (PMTT) event on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes Saturday and Sunday. The two anglers caught muskies measuring 34¾, 36  and... more
Jason Kral of Cross Country pitching in the semifinal
Three Lakes held its 35th annual Softball Classic men’s tournament Saturday and Sunday, with 13 teams competing for the $700 first-place prize. The Three Lakes Parks Commission also hosted an eight-team girls fast-pitch tourney, won by Two Rivers.... more
Floats from local businesses.
 The St. Germain community held its annual Independence Day parade along Highway 70 Sunday afternoon. Fire engines from nearly every nearby town were in the parade. In addition to the parade, the St. Germain Lions Club served food and drink at the... more
Tim Widlaki, president of the PMTT, and Kim Emerson, executive director of the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, greeted muskie anglers at the docks of Eagle Waters Resort Saturday morning.      —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Jason Kral of Cross Country pitching in the semifinal
Floats from local businesses.

POPSAlive concert scheduled July 16

The second annual POPS­Alive concert will be held Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Eagle River. 
These photos show some Pancake Breakfast scenes at Three Lakes High School.
Lions members on the griddles.

We Serve

The Three Lakes Lions Club lived up to its “We Serve” motto last Friday, hosting a pancake breakfast fund-raiser and an impressive Fourth of July parade that included eight marching units from th
The Independence Day parade took place in the afternoon, featuring floats from area businesses and organizations.
Local resident Larry McCaughn served the town as grand marshal of the parade for 2015.
The Independence Day parade took place in the afternoon, featuring floats from area businesses and organizations.

Sayner parade

The Sayner community held its annual Fourth of July celebration Saturday, beginning with the annual chicken-que sponsored by the Plum Lake Volunteer Fire Department.
A float promoting St. Albert’s Catholic Church in Land O’ Lakes.
Youths joined in the parade fun

Community celebration

Land O’ Lakes celebrated Independence Day in grand fashion with a giant fireworks display Friday night at the airport and a parade through downtown Saturday afternoon.

Our View

County supervisors in Vilas and Oneida have sent a clear message to state Sen.

New trolling rule takes effect July 1

A rule to allow motor trolling while fishing on all inland waters of Wisconsin — including all lakes in Vilas and Oneida counties  — takes effect today, July 1, according to the Department of Nat

Washington to delay vote on ATV routes

While town of Washington Chairman Jim Spring announced at a recent town board meeting he would like an advisory vote from residents and nonresidents alike on allowing all-terrain vehicle (ATV) ro

Maulson elected Vilas supervisor

Thomas Maulson of Lac du Flambeau was elected June 23 to fill the  vacancy for District 8 supervisor as Racquel Zortman-Bell resigned her seat on the Vilas County Board.
The eighth annual Three Lakes Shootout/Radar Run and Fly-in was held Saturday on Big Stone Lake, with several thousand people attending the fundraiser for the Three Lakes Fire Department. Some of the scenes from the event included: A big crowd gathered on the shore of Big Stone Lake to watch high-powered boats.
A boater headed to the starting line to test the speed of his boat on the radar run course.
A snowmobiler displayed his on-water skills at the Shootout.
D.J. Jones, 4, of Loyal, tried on a helmet while visiting the Ministry Spirit Helicopter at the fly-in. —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH

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The Vilas County Board voted 18-1 last week urging the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee to repeal a provision in the  propo

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The second annual POPS­Alive concert will be held Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Eagle River.