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Olson Memorial Library sets programs

Story hour at Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River Wednesday, Aug. 27, will have a bees and honey theme. The stories “The Big Brown Bear,” “Buzz” and “The Giant Jam Sandwich” will be read.

There will be songs, activities and a craft. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult to story hours.

Chris Ring and helpers will be in the children’s area for origami, friendship bracelets, Legos and model making Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sept. 6, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

If the dinosaur models are not yet completed,

Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:45 AM
1981 football team
The Northland Pines football team was inducted into the Eagle River/Northland Pines Athletic Hall of Fame last Friday night. Members of the team attending the ceremony in the auditorium included, front row from left, Bob Richardson, Tracey Ahlborn, John Potters, Dennis DeLoye, Kurt Hartwig, Mike Olson, Ed Johnston; back row, Larry Snedden, Paul Rogers, Paul Bohnen, Tracy Hedberg, Garth Darton, Woody Ahlborn and assistant coaches Ray Dillahunt and Mike Riemer, head coach John Wainwright and  assistant coach Jim Lyons. The team finished 10-0 in the Lumberjack Conference and was 11-1 overall.                                 —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:25 PM
Auto show
The Eagle River Business Association held its annual auto show in downtown Eagle River Saturday, as hundreds of event attendees got the chance to view unique (pictured) and classic automobiles.      —Staff Photo By ANTHONY?DREW
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:09 PM
Bike ride, 5K planned Oct. 4 in Eagle River

The Berry Bog Bike and 5-kilometer (5K) Jog, formerly the Cranberry Fest Fitness Events, a family-friendly 5K fun run, walk, and bike ride is set Saturday, Oct. 4. The start and finish line and registration will be at Riverview Park near Vilas County Fairgrounds in?Eagle River.

The Berry Bog Jog, organized and sponsored by Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital (MERMH), will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration from 7 to 8:15 a.m.

The run is a flat and fast 5K course on paved roads, with a food and drink station at the finish. All proceeds from this event will benefit Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Department.

Tortoise and Hare Race Management

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:08 PM
Beekeeping class offered thru school

A beginning beekeeping class will be held in Eagle River Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m at Northland Pines Middle School in Todd Wilfer’s Science Room. This day-long class is for those with no experience in beekeeping.

Participants will learn about elementary bee biology, what to do about swarming, beekeeping around neighbors, splitting a hive or moving it, equipment and protective gear, pests and diseases, installing the first package, harvesting honey with tips on selling, inspecting hives and preparing for winter.

This will be a lecture-style class that will

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:07 PM
Sausage Fest set Sunday

The Eagle?River Lions Club will hold its inaugural Sausage Fest family fun day at Riverview Park in Eagle River Sunday, Aug. 31, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will include a five-kilometer (5K) fun run at 11:30 a.m., a Sausage Fest competition at 2 p.m., games, food, Oktoberfest beer, root beer floats and live music by the Bill Hassey Orchestra at noon.

There also will be a Lil’ Porkies

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:04 PM
Trail benches
 Larry Roth (left) and Larry Zibell enjoy one of six new Aldo Leopold-style benches they installed on the Sam Campbell Hiking Trail in Three Lakes. Zibell built the benches with materials contributed in part by Kwaterski Bros. Wood Products. For more information about the trail, contact the Three Lakes Historical Society at      —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:02 PM
Pirus completes Cadet Academy

Cadet Staff Sgt. Nathan Pirus of Eagle River recently participated as a student at the Wisconsin Cadet Academy (WCA) at Volk Field Air National Guard Base.

The academy is one of four schools offered by the Wisconsin Wing Summer Encamp­ment. This year, 26 cadets attended the academy, which is for those who have completed a first-year encampment and want to improve their leadership skills to serve as staff at future encampments.

WCA has trained cadets in advanced

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:00 PM
Fifth annual Scarecrow Fest set in downtown Phelps Sept. 13

The Phelps Women’s Club will hold its fifth annual Scarecrow Fest in downtown Phelps Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be music playing throughout the day, as event attendees view scarecrows and participate in various events, according to event Chairperson Mary Ann Holcomb.

“Last year, the scarecrows starting gathering in downtown Phelps about a week prior,” said Holcomb. “We invite everyone to come enjoy the food, music and activities.”

D.J. Hot Toddy will play country

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:59 PM
Shopko donation
The Shopko Foundation recently donated $500 to the Northwoods Share Needs Ministry. Taking part in the check presentation were Pam Zaugg (left) of the Needs Ministry and Shopko Store Manager Mike Goodwin.             —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:58 PM