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National Honor Society
The Northland Pines High School Aquila Chapter of National Honor Society recently inducted seven new members. Students eligible for the selection process must earn a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average or higher. In addition, faculty council representatives factor in character references, examples of leadership skills and community volunteer efforts during the selection process. Pines National Honor Society members include, seated from left, Madeline Smith, Brittany Pockat, Allyson Sima, Kate Mendham, Cali Sanborn, Maria Wait, Emily Saltenberger, Courtney Heller, Tim Priefer, Arianna Will, Christine John, Carson Cox, Lance Bontrager and Bailey Ramesh; standing, back row, Rebecca Anderson, Libby Collins, Lauren Lenz, Carly Ridderbusch, Vanessa Niemczyk, Lauren Czarapata, Jessica Anderson, Zach Kluever, Tim Ebert, Aiden Olkowski, Hunter Foster, Brett Bucher, Dillan Schneider, Taylor Drake, Alex Spiess, Kory Droes and Sam Lacko.             —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:46 PM
 
Lions, Lioness clubs provide scholarships

The North Central Wisconsin Lions and Lioness Clubs show their support of community youth by presenting scholarships to deserving students who wish to continue their education.

“Helping young people  continue their education is one of the challenges our community faces, and it’s a need our clubs continue to address,” said District Governor Roger Weber of Sayner.

“We are also extraordinarily grateful for the support and contributions we received from members of the community. You are helping us make a difference,” added Weber.

In addition to the scholarships, the Lions,

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:45 PM
 
Pines solo, ensemble results announced

Northland Pines High School (NPHS) and Northland?Pines?Middle?School (NPMS) music students participated in Solo and Ensemble at Lakeland Union High School March 20. Students performed as soloists or members of small ensembles.

All students receiving a star first rating in Class A qualify for State Solo Ensemble competition.

 

Class A, Star First

Vocal solos: Jessica Anderson, Anna Robins, Jessica Roach, Samantha Johnston and Madeline Consoer, soprano; Cayla Tennikait, Jenna Paez, Lindsey Tienhaara, Maddy Ludwig and Samantha Hytry, alto; Marcus Clure, tenor.

Musical theater solo: Rebecca Anderson,

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:43 PM
 
Students of the month
The Northland Pines High School students of the month for March are, front row from left, Rebecca Anderson, senior; Zach Kluever, junior; Amber Landowski, sophomore; and Jonathan Tomasoski, freshman. Student of the month sponsors on hand for the awards presentation were, back row, Karen Martin of River Valley Bank and Theresa Sullivan of First National Bank.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:42 PM
 
Hygenist retires
Pat Fox, a dental hygienist at Gremban & Gremban Dental Office in Eagle River retired last Thursday after 42 years working in the office. Fox said she will miss her co-workers and patients, including some three-generation families. “I met so many neat families during my career,” she said. In retirement, Fox said she plans on spending more time with her grandchildren, camping and gardening.               —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:39 PM
 
Church to hold ‘Messiah’ sing-along

St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Minocqua will host a sing-along of Handel’s “Messiah” Sunday, April 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.

“When someone mentions Handel’s “Messiah,” do you think of Christmas?” asked Beth Jacobson of St. Matthias Episcopal Church. “Many people do, especially since the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ is so strongly associated with the holidays.

“But the ‘Messiah’ is much more than just that one

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:38 PM
 
Strike Out Cancer raises over $10,500 for research
The Strike Out Cancer committee recently presented a check for $10,508 to Rikki Starich, Marshfield Clinic development coordinator, for breast cancer research.     —Contributed Photo

The Ladies Night Out Bowling League hosted its 10th fundraiser Feb. 15 with the theme “Everyone De­serves a Lifetime.”

The event, now called Strike Out Cancer, was held at Eagle Lanes. The money raised is going to benefit breast cancer patient care and research at Marshfield Clinic in northern Wisconsin.

“Patients all across the state benefit from the world-class

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:35 PM
 
Health seminar slated April 9 in Woodruff

Ministry Medical Group Woodruff Clinic announced its upcoming free educational seminars at Howard Young Medical Center, located at 240 Maple St. in Woodruff, in Classrooms 2 and 3. Refreshments will be available.

“Circle of Health, Reflections on Wellness and Balance in our lives,” a free educational one-hour seminar, will be held Wednesday, April 9, at noon or 5 p.m.

Attendees will discover how health equals balance, how to become proactive in healthcare, learn the benefits of physical activity, discuss the importance of good nutrition and learn the significance of rest and sleep.

The program’s key presenter is Ronald Cortte, M.D.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:34 PM
 
Vilas County Health Department offers Strong Women exercise program

Vilas County Public Health?Department (VCPHD) will offer the Strong Women program, an exercise program for middle-aged and older women, starting May 6 and running through July 17. Class space is limited, and early registration is encouraged.

Classes are held twice weekly from 10 to 11 a.m.  at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 5030 Highway 70 W. in Eagle River.

Each class will include progressive weight training, flexibility, balance activities. The cost will be $30.

“The instructors have been trained in the Strong Women program,

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:33 PM
 
Hospital gift shop has new look

The Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital Auxiliary announced that its gift shop, located inside the hospital at 201 Hospital Road, has a new look.

The shop is newly painted and display areas have been rearranged. Old merchandise items are gone and new items are arriving daily.

Among the new items are baby items, kitchen items, children’s books, slippers, socks, stationary, picture frames, a few clothing items and jewelry.

Other items include purses, scarves, candy bars,

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:32 PM
 
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