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Lions Club to hold July 4th celebration

The Conover Lions Club will host its Independence Day Celebration Friday, July 4. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Proud To Make Our Independence A Blast.”

The parade starts at 1 p.m, travels through downtown Conover and continues to the town park on Highway K East. Preregistration for the parade participants is preferred. The town park opens at noon.

New for this year, the Wisconsin Lawnmower Racing Association will have 15-20 racers on modified riding lawn mowers compete in a Points Series Race.

Between the heat laps and feature races,

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 12:53 PM
 
Lions donation
Terry Uhlenbrauck and Lisa Myszka recently presented the Conover Lions Club with a check for $500 in memory of Marvin Peterson, a former Conover resident and local fishing guide. Uhlenbrauck and Peterson were fishing partners for 13 years prior to Peterson’s death in August 2013. The donation will be put toward maintenance of Lake Itsy Bitsy, which is the site of the club’s annual Take a Kid Fishing event to be held Sunday, June 15. The Lions Club decided to rename the fishing contest’s prize-winning trout — formerly known as Walter — Marvin in honor of Peterson. Uhlenbrauck also will donate a rod and reel to the child who catches Marvin at this year’s contest. On hand for the check presentation were, from left, Jim Pipp, Lions Club President Roger Flaherty, Uhlenbrauck and Len Johnson.                                   	              —Photo By Janet Garling
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:08 PM
 
Exotic pet
The SOAR charter school at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School is currently the home of a 10-foot-long 20-pound boa constrictor obtained from the Humane Society of Vilas County. Above, the boa drapes over its caretaker Dan Anderson. 	—Photo By Jill James
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:02 AM
 
Chamber seeking nominations for parade grand marshal

The Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2014 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal.

The only requirements are that the person or persons, as it may be a couple, be a present or past residents of the Land O’ Lakes area.

Nominations may be mailed to the chamber at P.O. Box 599, Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540, emailed at infolandolakes@gmail.­com, or made by calling the chamber at (715) 547-3432.

People may also drop off nominations at the chamber

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:02 AM
 
Historical society ready to open museum with party on June 25

The Land O’ Lakes Historical Society met May 8 at the Land O’ Lakes Town Hall. Members passed the 2014 budget and reviewed plans for the upcoming 2014 Land O’ Lakes Northern Waters Museum exhibit and the season’s activities.

The museum’s opening party is set Wednesday, June 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the museum, located in the Land O’ Lakes Town Park, and will open for the season Thursday, June 26.

Hours are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Labor Day.

The history of hunting, trapping and fishing in the Land O’ Lakes area in photos,

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:03 PM
 
Planning, beautification committee working on in-town walking path

The Land O’ Lakes Planning and Beautification Committee will meet Wednesday, May 14, at 10 a.m. at the Land O’ Lakes Town Hall. All meetings are open to the public.

The committee is seeking additional volunteers to work on the first phase of an in-town walking path.

Phase I will connect Land O’ Lakes Elementary School with the town park including the tennis courts, the Barney Grubel Memorial Baseball Field, the Land O’ Lakes NorthernWaters Museum and the Kiddie Park.

There will be various low-maintenance exercise stops

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:03 PM
 
Watercolor Wednesdays
Watercolor Wednesdays will be held throughout the month of May, beginning May 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at LOLA Center for the Arts. No registration is required. All watercolor media enthusiasts are welcome to attend during anytime of the session  to work on projects or get tips from other painters. Above, regular attendees work on and display their paintings. For more information, contact Wendy at (715) 547-3950, go to lolaartswi.com or visit LOLA Center for the Arts, located at 4262 Highway B in Land O’ Lakes. —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:47 PM
 
Community garden plots still available

There are a handful of in-ground garden plots still available at The Land O’ Lakes Community Garden.

The garden is organic, fully fenced, sits in full sun and has a drip irrigation system. Plots are $35, and located behind the VFW on Highway B.

“Land O’ Lakes has been hit with an unprecedented amount of snow this spring and,

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:46 PM
 
AARP Smart Driver class scheduled May 20

The Land O’ Lakes Public Library will host the AARP Smart Driver class Tuesday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This class is designed for drivers ages 50 and older, and covers changes made in modern automobiles, highways and changes that occur with drivers as they age.

“The defensive driving techniques, safety strategies

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:46 PM
 
Ladies luncheon
 The Conover Chamber of Commerce held its second annual Ladies Luncheon recently at Lanny’s Fireside in Conover. Sixty-eight ladies attended the luncheon which included three vendors with exhibited items for sale. Above, Stacy Tomaszewski (left) and Jen Payne share some time together at the event. 	—Photo By Janet Garling
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:45 PM
 
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