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  • For the first time, Vilas County Sheriff Joe Fath faces opposition with a challenge from Captain Gerard Ritter on the republican primary ballot Tuesday, Aug. 9.

    Only the primary winner will make the general election ballot in November as no democrat or independent candidates are running.

    Fath, 62, of St. Germain, is
  • Nearly 1,400 absentee ballots were re-sent to voters in Vilas County’s primary election last week due to a printing error.

    The original ballots incorrectly listed incumbent Vilas County Sheriff Joe Fath as the first option, although after winning a drawing, challenger Gerard Ritter should have
  • Recent information from local health departments shows that the Covid Community Level in Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties has reached “high,” according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

    Vilas County also
  • Three Lakes High School graduate and current United State Army West Point cadet Emily Fink will begin her competitive duties today, Aug. 3 at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia in South America where she’ll take part in the hammer throw after winning the 2022 United States Track & Field Association U20 Outdoor Championships in
  • The Greater Eagle River Tennis Association (GERTA) will hold youth tennis lessons Aug. 8-11.

    The lessons will take place on the newly constructed tennis courts located near the Vilas County Fairgrounds.

    Beginners ages
  • The Sayner-Star Lake Street Fair is scheduled to kick off on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. in downtown Sayner.

    This year’s street fair will feature live music, food, craft and art items and much more.

    “This is the event’s seventh year, and
  • The Warehouse Community Arts Center and The Raven Radio Theater presents the radio play “The Secret of Skeleton Lake: A Doc Merriweather Mystery” on Friday, Aug. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Warehouse.

    Return to
  • Johnny Iguana & The Claudettes will perform at the Three Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCFA) on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 7:30 p.m.

    This Chicago band’s debut performance in Three Lakes will feature a concert derived of a fusion of their different styles.

    Their music blends
    The Vilas County Fair will return to the fairgrounds in Eagle River Aug. 11-14.

    The fair’s Midway, operated by Waupaca-based Sheridan Amusements, opens at 5 p.m Thursday, Aug. 11, and at noon Friday through Sunday, Aug. 12-14.

    “We’re looking forward to having the fair this year, that’s for sure,” said
    Trees For Tomorrow (TFT) recently announced this summer’s Canoe and Hiking Nature Re”Tree”t, centered around exploring the woodlands and waterways of the North Woods both on foot and via canoe.

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