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Silver Blades
The 57th annual Silver Blades Ice Show, the longest running amateur ice show in the state, held three performances at the Eagle River Sports Arena Saturday and Sunday. Taking to the ice were more than 40 enthusiastic youths. Above, the opening line dazzling the audience.                                           —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:15 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:16 PM )
Life-changing experiences
Tim Tosch of Eagle River worked with volunteers and other workers in Haiti on construction techniques, helping the local people construct camps for orphans, schools and churches. He is one of several local missionaries working in Haiti.

Area residents dedicated to mission work in Haiti

By Joan Meeder
Feature Writer

Several area residents serve as volunteers or staff under the auspices of three different organizations and churches that minister in poverty-stricken Haiti.

Dr. “Painless” Pete Schindelholz of Land O' Lakes, Deacon Norm Mesun of Phelps, Tim Tosch of Eagle River and Karen Patterson of Three Lakes all volunteer to improve life for others in rural Haiti, a Caribbean country with more than 10 million people.

Schindelholz started going to Haiti on a

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:30 PM
Churches announce Holy Week services

Easter church services are planned for Holy Week and Easter Sunday at churches throughout the North Woods. Holy Week dates include Maundy Thursday, April 17; Good Friday, April 18; Holy Saturday, April 19; and Easter Sunday, April 20.

The following churches have reported worship ser­vice times to the newspaper:



Conover Evangelical Free Church, located at 3725 Highway 45 North,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:29 PM
2014 Fitness Challenge winding down at center

The contestants in 2014 Fit For Life Health & Fitness Challenge at Pines Community Wellness Center in Eagle River, sponsored by The Vilas County News-Review, Ministry Health Care and the YMCA of the Northwoods, have completed their final week of weigh-ins.

The record 12 participants in this year’s 12-week health challenge were Debbie Crawford of Phelps, Laurie Kirby of Three Lakes, Michael Herr of Eagle River, Susan Harris of Three Lakes, Debbie Van Caster of Conover, Susan Cody of Eagle River, Jenni Raatz of Eagle River, Rosemary Sarkauskas of Eagle River, Susan Lukas of St. Germain, Kristine Greb of Three Lakes, Jessica Coulliard of Eagle River and Kathy DuChane of Eagle River.

The contestants had their weight-loss

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:28 PM
Immunization group sets goals for 2014; new vaccines listed

The Northwood’s Immunization Coalition (NIC) met in January to plan long- and short-term goals and objectives for 2014 and beyond.

The NIC, which started in 2005, is a partnership consisting of representatives from local health departments, public and private health-care providers and local school districts to provide accurate immunization information and to improve childhood and adult immunization levels.

The mission of the NIC is to collaborate to

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:28 PM