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  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:52 AM
    Conover Fire and Rescue and the Conover Recreational Committee will hold a Fun with Firefighters event Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Conover Town Park.

    This free event will offer fun activities for the whole family. Friday will include ice skating under the lights and free hot chocolate. Saturday will offer sledding under the lights with free hot dogs, soda and chips for children.

    For more information, call (715) 891-1205.
  • Snow sculpture
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:51 AM
    Ely Memorial United Church of Christ in Land O’ Lakes recently completed a snow sculpture for the community to enjoy. Pictured is the Rev. Mary Snell Willis, pastor of the church. —Contributed Photo
  • Skating students
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:50 AM
    Students from Land O’ Lakes Elementary and SOAR schools get some winter exercise and make use of the newly enclosed Snowflake Ice Rink in Land O’ Lakes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. —Photo By Bob Hughes
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:49 AM
    Land O’ Lakes Arts (LOLA) will offer Home School Classes through the month of March. 
    A home school “Pulp Paper Paintings” class will take place Tuesday, March 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. 
    Lead by guest artist Debbie Jirick, students will recreate the iconic Georgia O’Keeffe painting “Sky Above Clouds” with paper pulp made from blue jeans and other fibers. Students will learn about traditional papermaking and will then “paint” with the pulp to make a piece of unique fiber art. 
    Students should dress for a wet, fun mess. Deadline for payment and registration is Tuesday, Feb. 27. 
    A home school “Garden Box Collage” class will take place
  • Blankets for children
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:48 AM
    Ladies from the Ely Memorial United Congregational Church in Land O’ Lakes have been working on the Outreach Program for the Linus Project creating blankets for children who are in need of comfort due to illness or poverty. Pictured are, front row from left, Pat MacIntosh, Charyl Zeh, Kathy Hirvela and Elsie Mendham; and back row, Dianne Brennand, Sandy Hall, Karen Dowd, Sharon Bushwitz, Sally Lippert, Kathy Floriano, Scarlet Wilson and Barb Wilkinson. —Contributed Photo
  • Sled dog racers from 7 states converge on Three Bear event
    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 11:35 AM
    Crowds braved the snowfall and chilly temperatures to come out and support the 38th running of the Three Bear Sled Dog Races last weekend in Land O’ Lakes. 

    Race competitors from Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado, Illinois, New York and Ontario, Canada, took part in adult and junior sled dog races along with skijoring and fat tire bike races.

    Melissa Omernick from Wisconsin was the winner of the Two-Dog Skijoring contest with an overall time of 30 minutes, 22.73 seconds. 

    The Adult Sled Four-Dog speed class had 28 entrants, and the winner was
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018 11:34 AM
    Anyone interested in theater, who enjoys reading aloud or using their imagination, can join other theater enthusiasts at Land O’ Lakes Arts (LOLA) for a free, informal Reader’s Theatre Group Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the LOLA Art Room.

    Led by Reader’s Theatre Director and LOLA board member Cindy Pesek, Reader’s Theatre will allow participants to enjoy the fun of theater without having to memorize lines. 

    Reader’s Theatre is simply reading a script adapted from literature and an audience picturing the action from hearing the script being read aloud. It requires no sets, costumes, props or memorized lines, and
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018 11:33 AM
    The Conover Lions Club will host its 59th annual Kids Winter Frolic Sunday, Feb. 11, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Conover Town Park, located at 4665 Highway K East. 

    The sledding events will start at 1 p.m., with awards in each category. There will also be food and beverages for sale in the park’s heated indoor shelter. Thanks to the Conover Sno-Buddies Snowmobile Club, children will get to ride up the hill in the Lion’s Club sleigh. 

    Participants should take along their own sledding equipment. 

    For more information, call Kathy or Lenny Johnson at (715) 477-0575. 
  • Cook-off
    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 11:53 AM
    The Conover Sno-Buddies Snowmobile Club recently held their annual Chili and Soup Cook-Off. The well-attended event was hosted by Club 45 Sports Bar and Grill in Conover. First-place winner in the chili category was Janet Sather (left) for her Santa Fe pork green chili. Bob Payseur (right) won first place for his split pea with ham soup entry. Jen Payne, owner of Club 45, presented the winning certificates. All proceeds from the event went to benefit the Conover snowmobile trail system. —Photo By Janet Garling
  • Memorial luncheon planned for Jim Hedberg this Sunday
    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 11:52 AM
    The Con­over Chamber of Com­merce will host a luncheon to celebrate the life of James Hedberg on Sunday, Feb. 4, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Conover Community Center. Hedberg was a longtime resident of Conover who died unexpectedly Jan. 19.
    Hedberg grew up in Conover and later served in the U.S. Marines in Vietnam. After returning home, he worked many places in the North Woods, including Jensen-Akins Hardware and Appliance in Conover. 
    He served for many years as the Conover town clerk and most recently as the deputy zoning administrator for the town. In addition, he worked for the U.S. Post Service in Conover as a
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