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Library participating in backpack program
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ The Outdoor Explorer Backpack, above, is available for check out at the Land O’ Lakes Public Library throughout the summer.  —Contributed Photo

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced that the Land O’ Lakes Public Library is one of 17 libraries in the state to participate in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Outdoor Explorer Backpack program.

“The Outdoor Explorer Backpack is an opportunity for families to go out and explore the outdoors in a new and exciting way,” Karen Weber-Mendham, Land O' Lakes Library.

The backpack, which features books, activities

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:39 PM
Summer Launch set May 24-25

The Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce announced the second annual Summer Launch will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 24-25, in downtown Land O’ Lakes.

A corn toss competition sponsored by Headwaters State Bank will be held Saturday, May 24, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Sign-up sheets for two person teams are available at the chamber, the Tackle Box, BP gas station, Land O’ Lakes Health Care Pharmacy and the Pine Cone Café.

The fee for registration is $20

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:38 PM
Textbook-sculpture class slated in Land O’ Lakes
A SOAR student built a sculpture out of an unwanted book at a program held at the library.     —Contributed Photo

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) announced its upcoming classes.

LOLA will offer a class on making sculptures out of recycled textbooks Thursday, May 8, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the LOLA Center for the Arts.

The class will be lead by Wendy Powalisz, program director for LOLA, and is designed for home-schooled youth, ages 7 to 17.

Participants will learn how to reuse and

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:41 PM
Egg hunt
The Land O' Lakes Public Library held its annual Easter Egg Hunt and Party. More than 100 people attended the event which  included games, crafts, an outdoor Easter egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Above, Bristol Parling visits with the Easter Bunny.                                                                                 —Contributed Photos
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:22 PM
Soccer registration slated May 6 at elementary school

Headwaters Youth Soccer Association registration will be held Tuesday, May 6, from 3:15 to 6 p.m. at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School.

The recreational soccer league will be open to all children from the Conover and Land O’ Lakes area entering kindergarten through eighth grade. Home-schooled children also are welcome.

The soccer season will run from the first week of August through the first week of October.

There will be some used equipment available at

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:22 PM
Flag donation
Recently the VFW Post #8400 in Land O' Lakes donated 35 new American flags to town Chairman Dan Balog (right) from Bob Wuytack (left) to replace worn flags that are displayed along Highway B through downtown Land O' Lakes.                                                    —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:20 PM
Book club
Northern Footnotes Book Club members Lois Bates (right) and Chris Ebert (left) re-enacted the roles of British post-World War I investigator Maisie Dobbs and her wealthy sponsor, Lady Compton, from the book “Maisie Dobbs” by Jacqueline Winespear at a gathering of the club at the Land O’ Lakes Public Library April 8. Bates led a discussion on the expanding role of women at the beginning of the 20th century, and the historical and personal devastation wrought by World War I. The meeting also included discussion and high tea featuring homemade scones and a variety of teas served in china cups brought for the occasion by group member Cora Claypool. The next meeting of the book group will be Tuesday, May 13, at 11 a.m. at the Forest Lake Country Store in Land O’ Lakes. The book “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn will be discussed.                                                                            —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:38 PM
Rug hooking workshop arranged Monday, May 5

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) will offer a rug hooking workshop Monday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at LOLA Center for the Arts.

Artists from the Black Oak Lake Rug Hookers will teach students basic beginning techniques to create their own designs in wool.

Cost for adults will be $75 and includes all materials

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:37 PM
Blood drive planned April 29

Land O’ Lakes VFW Auxiliary will hold a Community Blood Drive Tuesday, April 29, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Fire Barn, located at 4773 Highway B in Land O’ Lakes.

“It is wonderful to see a local organization hosting a community blood drive,” said Jan Hadsell of the Community Blood Center.

“By encouraging blood donation in this way, the VFW Auxiliary is making a conscious choice to give back to our community. We certainly appreciate their support in ensuring an ample blood supply for local hospitals,” added Hadsell.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:37 PM
Community meal slated April 22

The Land O’ Lakes Community Meal will be held at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School Tuesday, April 22. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. There is no cost but a free-will offering will be taken.

“The purpose of the Land O’ Lakes Community Meal is simple — to share the love of Jesus by providing members of our community with a generous meal served with the same respect we would give any honored guest in our own homes,” said a community meal organizer.

Land O’ Lakes Elementary School is located at 6485 Town Hall Road.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:36 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:37 PM )

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