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Cookout, bake sale set at Club 45

There will be a Summer Kickoff Cookout and Bake Sale to benefit Headwaters Food Pantry in Land O’ Lakes Saturday, June 28, at 1 p.m. at Club 45 in Conover.

The event will include  a collection of nonperishable food items for donation and raffles.

For more information, call (715) 547-3571.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:43 PM
Take A Kid Fishing
The Conover Lions Club held its annual Take A Kid Fishing event in the Conover town park last Sunday on Father’s Day. More than 60 children fished on Lake Itsy Bitsy for trout. Above, youngster  Aidan Moore, who caught Walter the prize-winning fish at last year’s event, was presented his mounted fish, courtesy of Lax Taxidermy in Conover, by Lion Louie Rectenwald (left). Also present for the prize presentation were, Aidan’s mother, Michelle Anderson, and fishing guide Terry Uhlenbrauck.                                         —Photo By                   Janet Garling
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:06 PM
Taste of Conover set June 29

The Conover Chamber of Commerce will host the eighth annual Taste of Conover Sunday, June 29, from 11 to 3 p.m. in the Conover Park Pavilion, located on Highway K.

Attendees will be able to sample specialty food items for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert from 11 area businesses.

Each vendor will have food items available in $1 increments. Dollar tickets may be purchased at the entrance.

There will also be music, and a bounce house and dunk tank for children.

For more information, contact Sharon Olander at (715) 479-5757. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:59 PM
Chain Skimmers kickoff event set June 22

The Chain Skimmers Water Ski Show Summer Kickoff will be held Sunday, June 22, at 4:30 p.m on Pleasant Lake, off Highway 24 in Conover. The water ski show will start at 7 p.m.

The event will feature food provided by Lanny’s Fireside, basket raffles, water activities, games, a 50-50 raffle and music.

Tickets for ages 12 and younger are $6, and $10 for ages 13 and older.

Proceeds will benefit the Chain Skimmers and the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing’s Frederick Place homeless shelter in Rhinelander.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:58 PM
Butterfly hatch
Every school year in spring, kindergarten teacher Cathy Benecke at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School chooses a species of butterfly for her class to watch transform from a larvae into a butterfly. This year, painted lady butterflies hatched from their cocoons, which were in a hanging net basket in the classroom. Above from left, students Emma Thoma, Lydia Fritz and Megan Barnekow inspect one of the butterflies.                                            —Photo By Jill James
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:58 PM
NorthernWaters sets opening party

The Land O’ Lakes Historical Society welcomes all donors, docents, volunteers and members to the Land O’ Lakes NorthernWaters Museum opening party to be held Wednesday, June 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the museum.

The event will feature  hors d’oeuvres and a firsthand tour of recently installed hunting and trapping additions to the guides exhibit by Dr. Barbara Wilkinson.

The exhibit will include a variety of animal mounts loaned to the museum by area hunting and trapping guides.

The official opening of the museum, located at the Land O’ Lakes Town Park,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:57 PM
Wildfire preparedness
Members of the Conover Fire Department recently completed Home Ignition Zone assessment training from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This training enables firefighters to conduct inspections for homeowners to help lessen the risk of damage to their homes during a wildfire. During the training session, Jamie Remme (far left), a forester/ranger with the Wisconsin DNR, presented a plaque to the family of Keith Posto, including, from left, Virginia Posto, Gerry Posto and Leonard Posto. Posto, who passed away in 2012, was recognized for his 19 years of service as a fire-detection spotter at the Monahan Fire Tower in Conover. For more information about the Home Ignition Zone program and protecting homes from wildfires, call Remme at (715) 479-4771.         —Photo By Janet Garling
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:29 PM
Take A Kid Fishing set June 15

The Conover Lions Club and Muskies Inc. will host Take A Kid Fishing Sunday, June 15, at the Conover Town Park, located on Highway K E. Event registration will begin at 11 a.m.

Every child will be able to catch a fish in Lake Itsy Bitsy, according to the club. The lake is located inside the park.

Fishing poles and bait

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:28 PM
Quadricycle ride
Katie Bucht (left) and her daughter, Kristin Sarama (right), take a ride on a quadricycle rented from Sylvania Outfitters Inc. in Watersmeet, Mich., during the Land O’ Lakes Summer Launch. The one- or two-seat bikes have 21 independent speeds. Riding is permitted on the Wilderness Lakes Trail System. For more information, call Sylvania Outfitters Inc. at (906) 358-4766 or visit  —Photo By Jill James
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:27 PM
Bingo starts June 18

The Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce will sponsor bingo Wednesday evenings this summer, June 18 through Aug. 20, at St. Albert’s Church Hall in Land O’ Lakes. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and games will begin at 7 p.m.

Twelve regular games and three special games will be played per night.  Total pay out will be $450.  Refreshments will be available throughout the evening. Children are welcome.

For more information, call the chamber at (715) 547-3432.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:26 PM

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