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Health events slated April 1

Security Health Plan will sponsor free health events Tuesday, April 1, at Quality Inn, located at 668 W. Kemp St. in Rhinelander, and Wednesday, April 9, at The Waters of Minocqua, located at 8116 Highway 51 S. in Minocqua.

Both events will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a featured presentation “Online resources to better manage your health” at 10 a.m.

Throughout the day attendees can talk with experts about sleep disorders, hearing, balance, medications, assistive equipment and preventive health.

Participants can also find out what Medicare’s star ratings mean for your good health,

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:43 PM
Hatters set casino trip

The Scarlet O’ Hatters of the Northwoods will host an outing to Lac Vieux Desert Resort Casino in Waters­meet, Mich., Thursday, April 3.

Attendees will meet at the Kalmar Senior Center, located at 1011 Railroad St. in Eagle River, at 9:30 a.m. and will depart at 10 a.m.

Participants have the choice of staying all day or for a shorter period of time.

For more information or to carpool, contact Karen Stanton at (715) 479-5850. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:42 PM
Donkey Ball
Dairyland Donkey Ball came to Three Lakes High School last Thursday for a fundraiser for the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) organization. Teams were made up of FBLA members, high school staff and firefighters from Three Lakes and Sugar Camp. Student  Skylar Walkowski, above,  was among those playing the game on the unpredictable donkeys.                       —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:33 PM
Relay kickoff slated Monday

Area volunteers are gearing up for the 2014 American Cancer Society Northwoods Relay For Life with the Northwoods Relay For Life Kickoff event set Monday, March 24, at Eagle Waters Resort located at 3958 Eagle Waters Road in Eagle River.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with registration, networking and information tables. The program will held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a special showing of the ESPN documentary “Into the Wind.”

The public is welcome to attend to learn more about the American Cancer Society and the Northwoods Relay For Life.

This will also be an opportunity for participants

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:32 PM
Multi-platinum band to rock Derby hall will present A Low Dose Show featuring the American multiplati­num band Fuel — whose new album, Puppet Strings, ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock chart this week — Friday, March 28, at the AMSOIL World Championship Derby Track Expo Hall in Eagle River.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale online for $5 in advance at This is an age 21-and-older show.

Also scheduled to perform are the British rock band Half­way to New York and  local band 4th Floor will open the show. Nudge, from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, will host the after-show late into the night.

Proceeds from the show will benefit Operation Underground Railroad,

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:32 PM
Elementary school offers disability-simulation activities
In an attempt to infom its teachers, paraprofessionals and administrators about what it’s like to live with a disability, Eagle River Elementary School (ERES) has set up disability-simulation training stations. ERES Principal Tony Duffek uses his non-dominant hand to write while using only a mirror for guidance at one of the stations.                              —Contributed Photo

The Northland Pines School District (NPSD) announced that the special education staff at Eagle River Elementary School is currently facilitating disability awareness training for teachers, paraprofessionals and administrators at the school.

Various stations are set up to simulate the experience of struggling through reading, visual discrimination, and writing and hearing deficits

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:30 PM
United Way begins agency review process

The Northwoods United Way, serving Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties, is beginning the agency review process for the 2015 funding cycle.

Any programs or agencies interested in finding out more about funding criteria or interested in completing an application are welcome to contact Executive Director Nancy Sattler at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (715) 369-0440.

The Northwoods United Way helps fund agencies that provide programming

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:30 PM
Stop at ATM leads Gail Lovett to Nicolet’s echnology program
Gail Lovett, left, of Three Lakes works with instructor Jeff Labs in the Architectural Technology classroom at Nicolet College in Rhinelander.                  —Contributed Photo

Interior decorator Gail Lovett of Three?Lakes didn’t have any immediate plans to go back to college until one day when she was standing at an ATM and saw a poster for the Architectural Technology program offered at Nicolet College.

“I got excited right away,” said Lovett. “I love the concept of home and everything that goes into creating a home. I saw it as a great fit for me and a good way for me to expand the skills and talents that I can offer clients.”

Lovett is set to graduate from the two-year associate degree program this May and then hopes to land a job with a local builder. And the chances of that happening look to be excellent,

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:27 PM
YMCA seeking teen nominations

The YMCA of the Northwoods is seeking nominations for its annual Teen Character Awards to be held Monday, May 19.

“We are looking for teens that have demonstrated the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and have made an impact on someone’s life,” said a Y representative.

Any adult is able to nominate teens by filling out the nomination form

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:26 PM
Mobile screening unit coming to Eagle River

Marshfield Clinic’s Mobile Screening Unit will offer digital mammography and digital bone density screenings Friday, April 4, at the Marshfield Clinic Eagle River Center, located at 500 Commerce Loop in Eagle River.

Marshfield Clinic’s Mobile Screening Unit delivers breast cancer and bone density screenings monthly to rural Wisconsin residents whom otherwise would not have easy access to the services.

Providing that type of critical access to mammograms could save lives. For the past two decades, national breast cancer death rates have dropped, possibly due to earlier disease detection and improved treatment options.

More than 230,000 women in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:26 PM