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  • RIVER TRIP
    A group of kayak enthuiasts took advantage of the open water and warm weather Saturday to paddle...
  • GOING MY WAY?
    Sophie Laplante, from Quebec, Canada, got a surprise while driving through...
  • SIGN OF SPRING
    With the warm temperatures last weekend and snow finally melting, area pickleball players had the...
  • AREA TALENT
    The Northwoods Night at the Mic talent show was held Friday evening at the Three Lakes...
  • SPRING ARRIVES
    While there is still some snow in the woods, warmer temperatures the past week have reduced the...
  • 20TH BIRTHDAY
    The Northwoods Children’s Museum in Eagle River celebrated its 20th birthday with free...
    
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  • The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) announced it plans to award the largest round of broadband expansion grants in state history with $7.68 million in total preliminary awards leveraged to $19.46 million in private matching funds — including four projects in this area. 
    The broadband expansion projects in this area will be located between Eagle River and St. Germain, in Plum Lake, in Oneida County and in Iron County. The four grants here will total $350,064. 
    Statewide, a total of 46 new grants have been awarded to extend high-speed internet access to as many as 1,600 business locations and 18,000 residential locations. In this area, a fiber route will pass
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  • BIG PERCH
    Ben Peterson of Minocqua pulled a perch from the ice while fishing a Vilas County lake. Though warm spring temperatures arrived last week, many lakes remain locked-up with more than 24 inches of ice. Pictured with Peterson is Colton Crass. —Staff Photo By DOUG ETTEN
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  • The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed that a wild deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease CWD) in Oneida County in the town of Crescent.
    With the positive test result comes a reset of the date for which the deer baiting and feeding ban in Oneida County was set to expire.
    By state law, the latest positive CWD test renews the existing ban for another three years. Additionally, this discovery will renew the two-year baiting and feeding ban in Langlade County as the diseased deer was located within a 10-mile radius of an adjoining county.
    The CWD-positive test result came from a 1-year-old doe harvested on
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  • A 38-year-old Eagle River man, who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman twice after threatening to shoot her in the head, made an adjourned initial appearance in Oneida County Circuit Court Monday.
    Richard S. Loppnow is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault-use of a dangerous weapon, both Class B felonies. He is also charged with misdemeanor bail jumping for allegedly failing to comply with the terms of his bond.
    Oneida County Circuit Judge Michael H. Bloom waived the reading of the complaint, filed Feb. 22, and set Loppnow’s preliminary hearing for today, April 25, at 11 a.m. Loppnow is being held on
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  • The North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission will be assisting the Vilas County Parks & Recreation Department in writing the next five-year County Outdoor Recreation play for 2019 through 2024.
    Dale Mayo, administrator of Vilas County Parks & Recreation, said the department would like to hear from recreational users who utilize Vilas County facilities through a survey.
    The commission will be sending requests to different user groups,
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  • Sports teams at Northland Pines might actually hit the field this week following a spring that has been delayed due to April snowfalls and cold temperatures.

    Just last week there was still 18 inches of snow on the ground, but temperatures have been near 60 degrees since last Friday, reducing the snow cover in open areas.

    That means baseball, softball and girls soccer teams might get to play games later this week. The Northland Pines track team is also looking for its first action outdoors this season after four indoor meets in the
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  • The cast of “Harvey” began preparing in April for its live radio play under the direction of Bernie Hupperts.  
    The daffy comedy will be presented by the Northwoods Community Theater Saturday, May 26, at 7 p.m. in the Northland Pines Middle and High School auditorium.
    Frisk Miller plays Veta Louise, elder sister to Elwood P. Dowd, played by Malcolm McCanles. 
    Dowd is always accompanied by his best friend, Harvey, an invisible 6-foot, 6-inch tall white rabbit, whose frequent appearance, although invisible, keeps the characters
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  • Northwoods Share will host the next community dinner Tuesday, May 1, at The Rock Mission Center in Eagle River. 

    Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with light snacks and drinks available, followed by dinner served at 5:30 p.m. A menu of spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread and dessert will be offered. 

    This dinner will be sponsored and cooked by members of Abundant Life Church. Tiffany Bolte and members of her family also will provide special music.

    Everyone is welcome to enjoy these dinners, regardless of age or income level. These events are intended to provide an opportunity to get acquainted with others from the area while enjoying a meal. Families are
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  • The Northwoods School of Dance will perform its third annual Spring Recital Saturday, May 5, with shows at 1:30 and 6 p.m. in the Northland Pines Middle and High School auditorium. 

    Dancers from age 3 to 18 will showcase their hard work in various dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop.

    Pieces for the shows were choreographed by Lindsey Halpern, Brittany Beyer and Jessie Swearingen, along with director Karen Cook.

    Tickets will be sold at the door prior to each show and cost $10 for adults, $5 for students, and children age 3 and younger are free.
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  • Barry Manilow tribute planned at Pines auditorium Friday, May 11
    Award-winning singer and songwriter Jim Witter will return to the North Woods with a musical tribute to Barry Manilow, one of the most iconic performers in popular music history. 

    “I Write the Songs” will be presented Friday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Northland Pines Middle and High School auditorium. 

    The concert is the final offering of the Headwaters Council for the Performing Arts (HCPA) current season. 

    Witter and his band tell the story of Manilow’s journey from obscure television writer and arranger to universally celebrated American superstar of the ’70s and
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