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Hyslop benefit slated April 12

The Jeff Hyslop benefit dance, sponsored by Sunshine for Humanity, will take place Saturday, April 12, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at The Rock Community Center, located at 1019 E. Wall St. in Eagle River. The cover charge is $5. Children will be admitted free of charge.

Hyslop, Eagle River’s mayor, is recovering from a rare adult form of E. coli meningitis.

Organist Larry Jankowski will be the featured headliner at this event. Jankowski studied classical music with Bob Creed, the organist for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls and Sting.

He has now recorded seven albums that include standards, love songs,

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:34 PM
Children’s museum plans Easter event

The Northwoods Children’s Museum (NCM) in Eagle River will host the Easter Bunny Sunday event Sunday, April 13, from noon to 4 p.m.

The Easter Bunny will be on hand to visit with guests and available for photo opportunities. There will be  exhibits that feature Easter-themed games for children with prizes.

Other childrens’ activities include cookie decorating and face painting. Child attendees will also have the opportunity to take home a cake in the cake walk. There will also be both child- and adult-themed door prizes for winners.

“So many families look forward to this very popular and well-attended event,”

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:34 PM
Nicolet’s information tech program offers new hands-on collaboration
Nicolet College information technology (IT) student Ilija Lukic, standing left, works at a new collaboration station with other students and IT instructor Scott Biscobing. The program helps students learn how to work as a team.             —Contributed Photo

Nicolet College’s information technology (IT) program is piloting a new technology on campus that emphasizes greater collaboration between students to master any number of IT skills.

The new learning stations are centered around high-tech tabletop projectors that beam course content onto a big white table. Students then gather around the table to collectively solve any given IT issue.

“It’s a great tool to teach students how to work together,”

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:33 PM
Wine-tasting benefit arranged in Conover

Lanny’s Fireside in Conover will host the eighth annual Wine Tasting Benefit Sunday, April 27, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

The event will feature hors d’ouevres and a silent auction.

Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Vilas County, which operates a 501(c)(3) animal shelter in Vilas County.

Advance tickets are $25 and are available until Sunday,

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:33 PM
Churches list Easter 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,

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:32 PM
Wildlife biologist gives presentation at Pines

Peter David with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) of Odanah gave a presentation on wild rice April 8 at Northland Pines Middle School in Eagle River as part of the district’s Farm to School Program.

Students in kindergarten through eighth grade at Northland Pines School District attended the presentations which featured a presentation on the growth, traditions and harvest of wild rice in our northern waters.

The students then had the opportunity to ask questions and sample Wisconsin harvested wild rice.

David is a wildlife biologist with GLIFWC

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:32 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:36 PM )
Hudson Shad performance set April 11 in Eagle River
Hudson Shad, male vocal quintet, will perform Friday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Northland Pines High School auditorium in Eagle River.  —Contributed Photo

The Headwaters Council for the Performing Arts (HCPA) announced that the male vocal quintet, Hudson Shad, has been engaged to replace the previously scheduled Voca People Friday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Northland Pines High School auditorium.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and seating will begin at 7 p.m. All Voca People tickets will be honored for this concert.

“Hudson Shad has entertained audiences throughout North America

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:30 PM
Mary Bonack named Miss Fox River Valley

Mary Ei­leen Bonack, 24, of Three?Lakes was named the 15th Miss Fox River Valley March 29,  during a double-pageant competition at Thomp­son Community Center in Appleton.

As a result, she has earned a spot in the 2014 Miss Wisconsin Scholarship Pageant to be held June 21 in Oshkosh.

The state winner advances to the 2014 Miss America Pageant Sept. 14 in Atlantic City, N.J.

For the talent portion of the competition,

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:29 PM
Cub scouts
The Eagle River Cub Scout Pack 601 Pinewood Derby Race was held at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eagle River March 23. The winners were, from left, Sam Warner, second place; Jericho Schilling, first place; William Rozga, third place; and Drake Gosda, best in show.  	—Contributed Photo
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:28 PM
Trees center to offer bat monitoring training

Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River will offer a free training program for people interested in helping the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) monitor the state’s bats population Monday, April 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Education Hall on the Trees For Tomorrow campus.

The training is part of the school’s efforts to assist the DNR in assessing bat species population and distribution.

“Bat monitors help gather the data that the DNR uses to manage the bat population, an especially important task in light of the growing threat of white-nose syndrome,” said a Trees representative.

Since it was first discovered in 2006, white-nose syndrome

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:28 PM