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  • Blizzard Blast
    Conover’s fundraising event for area fire and emergency medical services departments was held last Saturday at Conover Community Park. —Staff Photos By MICHELLE DREW
  • Tickets are still available to see the style and allure of the Big Apple come to the Northland Pines High School auditorium this Saturday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. with “Babes of Broadway,” a musical tribute to the pioneering females of the Broadway stage. 
    The show is being sponsored by
  • The YMCA of the Northwoods is currently seeking nominations and sponsors for its Teen Character Awards, slated for Monday, April 8. 
    Rhinelander Rotary was recently announced as the presenting sponsor for the 17th annual YMCA Teen Character Awards. The awards recognize teens who demonstrate 

    Leaves legacy of renovation, new programs

    Most people only retire once and that’s that, but that was not the case for Walter E. Olson Memorial Library’s former Executive Director Nan Andrews, who is now celebrating her

  • Pines students celebrate Math Week
    The 11th annual Math Week took place for middle and high school students in the Northland Pines School District (NPSD) Feb. 11-15. 
    This year’s theme was, “Math is an Art: Paint Your Picture.” With a goal of generating awareness and excitement for mathematics outside of the classroom, Math Week celebrates mathematics and
  • The Vilas County Lakes and Rivers Association (VCLRA) is currently accepting applications for its inaugural Senior Scholarship. 

    This annual $500 competitive scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior who resides in Vilas County and is continuing their education at a two- or four-year college, university or
  • Regional spelling champ
    Three Lakes Junior High School student Karlee Weavers won the Regional Spelling Bee competition held at Eagle River Elementary School Feb. 14. The competition is part of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. After winning the Regional Spelling Bee, Weavers will head to the Badger State Spelling Bee in March. —Contributed Photo
  • Local student collects books, raises funds for underprivileged students in Kenya
    Kimberly Beenken, a senior at Northland Pines SOAR High School, is working on her Legacy Project, an imprint on the school and community that the student leaves behind once the student has left school. This senior project is expected of each student at SOAR as a graduation requirement.
    For her project, Beenken has been hard at work putting together a
  • Nicolet to host Yeti Fest Feb. 23
    Everyone is welcome to a celebration of all things winter at Yeti Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, on the Nicolet College Campus, located just south of Rhinelander.
    The free, daylong, family-friendly community festival will feature
  • Supersize snowmobile
    Dentist and sculptor “Painless” Pete Schindelholz and his crew sculpted a larger-than-life snowmobile across the street from The Warehouse Art Center in Eagle River Feb. 9. Despite temperatures reaching 22 below zero, the sculptors began at 7:30 a.m. and finished at 5:30 p.m. The snow pile was donated by The Friendship House, and Eagle River Public Works squared up the pile for sculpting. Showing off the finished snowmobile are, from left,
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