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  • FUN ON THE FOURTH
    The Eagle River Fourth of July parade was held on Wall Street last Wednesday morning. While the...
  • School district voters to make final decision

    Three Lakes School District students could soon find themselves attending global science or physical education classes at a proposed outdoor classroom along Highway A, although details about the project are scarce. 
    Efforts by the district to purchase land for the project moved forward at

  • Northland Pines Montessori Learning Center in the Northland Pines School District recently received a $307,036 charter school grant for the 2018-’19 school year. 
    It was part of 10 Implementation Grants that were awarded by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) totaling $6,026,477.
    Northland Pines Montessori Learning Center, located in the St. Germain Elementary School, has been open and operating for the past three years, according to Tony Duffek, principal at the center.
    “Four years ago we
  • The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, along with the Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. and the Eagle River Guides Association, will host the 38th annual Eagle River Fishing Day for Kids from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Thursday, July 12.
    This free event is for children between the ages of 7 and 12 years old, according to Natalie Spiess, chamber events coordinator. Registration will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Vilas County Fairgrounds.
    “Young anglers can experience the outdoors while learning the fundamentals of fishing with the area’s top North Woods guides and fishing enthusiasts,” said
  • Adaptive water ski clinic set Friday
    Graceful Wakes and the Chain Skimmers Water Ski Show will present an Adaptive Water Ski Clinic this Friday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Lake Pleasant in Conover.
    Open to adults and children with disabilities age 6 and older, the event will allow participants to use a specially designed adaptive water ski to experience the thrill of water skiing with two trained side skiers next to them.
    Attendees and the public can then stay for a Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team Benefit Show July 13, at 6 p.m. on Lake Pleasant.
    Members of the Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team are
  • FLIPPING BURGERS
    The party in the Conover town park wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Lions Club...
  • Eagle River celebrates
    The annual Eagle River Fourth of July parade was held last Wednesday morning, with nearly 90 units in the one-hour parade on Wall Street. A Party in the Street with food, beverages and refreshments was held before and after the parade, and fireworks were shot off at dusk at the Vilas County Fairgrounds. —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
  • School may be out for the summer and security at school buildings may be on pause, but youths attending summer camps in Vilas County are the focus of emergency management activity, according to a report to the Vilas County Law Enforcement Committee last week.
    The report was provided by Vilas County Emergency Management and Safety Director Jim Galloway.
    “We have 14 summer camps in our county with a combined youth population greater than our resident school student population,” Galloway said, “and they are in a more porous environment than a school, so we do significant outreach activity with them.”
    Galloway said all youth camps are
  • The Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association (ERCLA) is holding its first meeting as the newly combined association. 
    The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, July 14, at 9 a.m. at the Lincoln Town Hall (1205 Sundstein Road in  Eagle River).
    There are a number of topics on the agenda, which encompasses the first six months of the newly-combined association. In addition to covering the financial and membership status of the group, there will be two guest speakers, including a representative from the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department to cover plans for the boat patrol to ensure safe activity on the Chain this summer.
    The meeting is
  • The Eagle River Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center announced this year’s Fourth of July Parade winners: Northwoods Escape Room, first place; Klessig Tree Service, second place; and Camp Birch Knoll, third place.

    The parade had close to 66 entrants, with more than 88 units. 

    The Eagle River parade is created by volunteer participants and would not be possible without their support.
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