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Ride with Leinie
More than 150 riders joined with Wilderness Lakes Trails and Forest Lake Country Store for a day of biking, brats and beer at Ride with Leinie Saturday, Aug. 9, in Land O’ Lakes. The event included several ride options and a traditional Wisconsin brat lunch and tasting of assorted Leinenkugel’s beers. Dick Leinenkugel led one of the rides and discussed his family history of beer making in Wisconsin with the gathered crowd. Two Trek bikes and a Leinenkugel’s beer picnic package were raffled.  Pictured from left, Leinenkugel, Michigan director of the Wilderness Lakes Trails Alan Piel and Mark Gostisha of Forest Lake Country Store presented bike winner Paul Steinke of Ironwood, Mich., with his prize. Proceeds benefited the trail system. —Contributed Photos
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:53 PM
 
Museum to offer free events Aug. 22

The Land O’ Lakes Historical Society and the Land O’ Lakes?NorthernWaters Museum will offer  dual free events as part of the Land O’ Lakes Summer Days of Art program Friday, Aug. 22.

There will be demonstration of wildlife carving by local wood artist and taxidermist Rick Bernier of Land O’?Lakes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Land O’ Lakes NorthernWaters Museum, located in the Land O’ Lakes Town Park on Highway B in Land O’ Lakes.

Bernier will take NorthernWaters museum visitors

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:51 PM
 
Family night
Hope Lutheran Church in Land O’ Lakes hosted Family Fun Night Aug. 4. The event featured a picnic, games and a campfire sing-along. Two counselors from Camp Luther of Three Lakes helped with the outdoor portion of the program. Above, attendees play a game where participants stand in a circle around someone who must repeat what others have previously said.  —Photo By Jill James
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:14 PM
 
Taste of the Market planned this Thursday

The Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce announced its upcoming events as part of its Summer Days of Art series.

The Land O’ Lakes Farmers Market will hold its first Taste of the Market Thursday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The market vendors will offer edible creations from food. Farmers Charlie and Denyse Valentine’s corn will be roasted and offered for sale from 10:45 a.m. to noon to raise money for the Farmers Market Scholarship Fund.

The wildlife photography of Jen Ruby-Durst will

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:14 PM
 
Art exhibit set Aug. 15

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) intern Olivia Heitz will exhibit her painting at the LOLA Art Center Friday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The artist reception is from 2 to 4 p.m.

Heitz, a fine arts major at Luther College in Iowa, continues to offer classes for youth and adults in August, and remains the art instructor for the Summer Youth Art Program.

Youth Art Classes continue Tuesdays and Thursdays

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:13 PM
 
Navajo rugs to be displayed

Trading Post Internationale in downtown Land O’ Lakes will offer a free display and discussion on handwoven Navajo rugs from the American Southwest, as part of the Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce-Land O’ Lakes Artisans Summer Days of Art 2014 program  Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Barbara Nehring, a longtime Navajo rug collector, will explain some of the elements of design in both new and old Navajo rugs, and will talk about appropriate care for rugs.

The program will be free and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (715) 547-3525 during the day or 547-3474 in the evening.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:13 PM
 
Pantry benefit event
Virgil and Jesse Shauger, along with the Good Ol’ Boys from Conover, recently organized a food and raffle benefit at Club 45 for the Headwaters Food Pantry. Food this year included brats, hot dogs, hamburgers, a variety of salads, desserts and refreshments. There were multiple raffles with prizes furnished by local individuals and businesses. Taking part in the food and monetary donation to the pantry were, from left, Virgil Shauger, Tom Rohloff of the pantry, Jill Rohloff of the pantry and Jesse Shauger. Missing from the photo were Mary Lederer, Dave Shauger, Dave and Jen Payne of Club 45, The Good Ol’ Boys from Conover and Russell Gildag.   —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:10 PM
 
Informational play
The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company performed “Ben Franklin: Lightning, Wit and Statesmanship” at the Land O’ Lakes Public Library July 16. Above, an actor portraying Ben Franklin uses volunteers to explain how he discovered that lightning was made of electricity.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 1:53 PM
 
VFW fish fry slated Friday

There will be a walleye fish fry to benefit Stateline Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8400 Friday, Aug. 8, at 4 p.m. at Post 8400, located on Highway B in Land O’ Lakes. Beer and soda will be available.

For more information, call (715) 547-3314.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 1:53 PM
 
Welcoming atmosphere found at Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church
The Rev. John Kuziej welcomes everyone to attend the weekly 9 a.m. service at Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church each Sunday. Services are held on an outside patio overlooking Pioneer Lake when weather permits.  —Staff Photo By ERIK BARBER

Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church in Conover offers a weekly worship service and rural setting amidst the pines of the North Woods and a special event in August.

The Rev. John Kuziej welcomes everyone to attend the weekly 9 a.m. service each Sunday.

“We have a welcoming community and visitors of every kind are welcome to enjoy the peaceful setting,” said Kuziej.

When weather permits, services

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 1:49 PM
 
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