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Auto show set Saturday in downtown Eagle River

The Eagle River Auto Show will be held in downtown Eagle River this Saturday, Aug. 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will have first- and second-place awards in more than a dozen classes. Meanwhile, specialty awards will be handed out for People’s Choice, Best in Show, Best Street Rod, Best Paint, Best Interior and Best Engine.

Sponsored by the Eagle River Business Association

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:35 PM
New pylons
The Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) has erected a new memorial pylon at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River. The pylon (pictured) displays the name of each deceased publisher-member of the WNA. Each year, names have been added at a fitting ceremony during the annual WNA Trees Retreat. The names of more than 600 deceased publishers are now listed on the pylons. This year’s retreat will be Aug. 21-23. Workers with Rushmore Granite of Chippewa Falls worked on the project. The number 30 is typed at the end of a story and on the pylon signifies the end of their careers.    —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:34 PM
Agonikak National Trail complete in to Watersmeet

Watersmeet, Mich., township, Wilderness Lakes Trails Inc. and the Ottawa National Forest have announced that work on the revitalized Agonikak National Recreation Trail was completed and is now available for public use.

The 12-mile Agonikak Trail connects the Waters­meet Town Park and the Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center to the town of Land O’ Lakes.

The Agonikak Trail is a component of the 38-mile Wilderness Lakes Trails’ bike and pedestrian system

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:33 PM
Egan joins Mulleady team

Téah Egan is the newest agent to join the Coldwell Banker Mulleady Realtors® team.

Egan has worked with the Coldwell Banker Mulleady family for more than a year and said she’s excited to be working as an agent in the company’s Eagle River office.

Having grown up in Eagle River with many family

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:32 PM
Vilas panel takes no action; $80,000 trail grant at risk
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Nearly $80,000 in grant funds for a hiking/biking trail in Phelps is in jeopardy due to the Vilas County Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee’s decision not to act on a revised Land Use Agreement between the county and the town of Phelps.

A 30-year agreement is required by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:19 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:54 PM )
KIds Day
Family fishing was the focus last Saturday at the Free Kids Fishing Day in Three Lakes.         —STAFF?PHOTO
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:18 PM
Midway excitement
Youths showed their excitement as they rode on the roller coaster at the Vilas County Fair Sunday afternoon. Four days of nice weather boosted attendance at the fair, said officials.           —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:17 PM
Youth Days Auction set at Sports Arena
Youths who participate in the skating programs provided by the Eagle River Recreation Association display some of the items that will be available at the Youth Days Auction this Friday and Saturday. Some of the items headed for the auction block and silent auction include a boat, golf clubs, a three-wheel bike, a smoker and an eagle carving.                                     —STAFF PHOTO

The Eagle River Recreation Association (ERRA) will host its 52nd annual Youth Days Auction this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15-16, at the Eagle River Sports Arena.

Auction volunteers are picking up merchandise from area residents and businesses this week in preparation for the ERRA’s main fund­raiser, according to Bob McDonald, president of the ERRA.

“Items which are of great use to the auction are boats,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:16 PM
Lincoln accepts Olson Library to boost project
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

An offer by the Eagle River City Council to transfer title of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library to any of the other member municipalities of the joint library agreement was accepted by the Lincoln Town Board last week, along with naming Lincoln Clerk Shelly Sauvola as the fiscal agent for the library.

The Lincoln Board is seeking several contingencies prior to acceptance of the library,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:15 PM
29th annual Musky Open set on 72 lakes this weekend
National Championship Musky Open anglers fishing 72 area lakes this weekend will try to match the catch of Dan Walloch of Greendale, who recently caught and released this 411?2-inch muskie on a Conover area lake.                                     —Contributed Photo
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, along with Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin, will bring the 29th annual National Championship Musky Open to 72 area lakes this Friday through Sunday.

In 2013, a record 1,222 men, women and children gathered to fish in the tournament and had an opportunity to win thousands of dollars in prizes, according to Kim Emerson, executive director of the chamber.

“We have preregistered about 900 anglers,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:13 PM