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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 | Updated ( Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:29 AM )
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
Reading night planned April 22

There will be a family reading night Tuesday, April 22, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Northland Pines kindergarten through eighth grade building in the Instructional Media Center (IMC).

Parents and students will have the opportunity to listen to a book being read, make a craft, create a puppet show and read together.

For more information, contact Dr. Kay Tulppo at (715) 479-7409.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:27 PM
Students of the month
The Northland Pines Middle School students of the month for March are, from left, seventh-grader, Noah Miller; sixth-grader, Mary Discipio; and eighth-grader, Hadley Kruse.                             —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:26 PM
Taste of North slated April 24 in Minocqua

The seventh annual Taste of the North, presented by the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, will be held Thursday, April 24, at The Waters of Minocqua from 6 to 9 p.m.

More than two dozen participanting restaurants will compete for a people’s choice award and judges’ choice award in six separate categories including entrées, café/grill, pizza, breakfast/­brunch, appetizers and desserts.

A limited number of tickets are available for $25 each. To purchase tickets, visit the chamber or call (715) 356-5266.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:25 PM
Olson Memorial Library holds 2014 Youth Art Month Awards
Among the participants at this year’s Olson Memorial Library Youth Art Month reception were, front row from left, Quinten Flores, Jonah Will, Nikolai Sookochoff, Peter Anderson, Tyler Busha, Lauren Piper and Kelty Neff; second row, Caden Bass, Halle Kerner, Megan Franke, Tommie Springer, Skyler Fox, Emily Reid and Alyssa Imse; third row, Tyler Hunt, David Sauvola, Hannah Retzlaff, Langdon Langhoff, Amanda Rieck, Beth Liermann and Frankie Will; fourth row, Evan Burke, Sam Warner, Cameron Birchbauer, William Rozga and Evelyn Strong; fifth row, Danielle Halverson, Nathan Krause, Liam Oas, Alex Gengler, Camryn Cox and Shelby Foster.  —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW

More than 100 area residents gathered at Walter E. Olson Memorial Library last Thursday evening for the 2014 Youth Art Month Awards reception, viewing the works of young artists from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Louise Engelbrecht chose an artist from the submissions to receive Louise’s Choice, a prize of art paper. Judges also awarded a Judges’ Choice Award and a

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:59 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:00 PM )
Relay For Life seeking survivors

The Northwoods Relay For Life event, scheduled Friday, June 20th, at Northland Pines High School in Eagle River, is seeking cancer survivors.

Survivors need to register as soon as possible with a 2014 survivor form. Registration forms are available at Horant’s Garden Center or Sally and Jo’s Impressions, both in Eagle River.

Individuals can fill out a registration form and send it to Kim Olkowski, P.O. Box 1384, Eagle River, WI 54521.

Individuals can also register by contacting Olkowski

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:58 PM