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  • Soliciting input and field­ing questions from North Woods constituents, 12th District State Sen. Mary Felzkowski (R-Tomahawk) and 34th Assembly District State Rep. Rob Swearingen (R-Rhine­lan­der) held an hour-long Vilas County listening session Oct. 8 at the Boulder Junction Community Center.
    Issues voiced ranged from
  • Crash site
    Authorities released a photo of the Sept. 28 airplane crash site in a swampy area in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest just  west of Butternut Lake in Forest County. Officials have not released the names of the three victims. —Contributed Photo
  • TENNIS CLUB NEARS $250,000 TARGET
    Since kicking off a hefty fundraising campaign last spring, members of the Greater Eagle River Tennis Association (GERTA) have been hard at work pounding the pavement and scaring up funds for the $250,000 reconstruction project at the Eagle River tennis courts.
    Taking part in community events such as Cranberry Fest as well as planning various fundraising events, GERTA President Sue Richmond said
  • Warm The Children (WTC), a program which provides winter clothing to qualified families and sponsored by the Vilas County News-Review, is ready to receive applications, announced WTC program coordinator Toni Ruthven.
    “We’ve already received a request for an application which can be found in the News-Review and
  • MAN AND MACHINE

    Veteran reunited with helicopter in Eagle River

    Veterans getting together are nothing new, whether it’s informal gatherings at the local American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post, or the convergence offered by

  • The Three Lakes-Phelps boys soccer team will open its 2021 postseason at home next week after getting the No. 4 seed in WIAA Division 4 Sectional. The Bluejays will host the fifth-seeded Chippewa Falls McDonnell-Eau Claire Regis co-op.

    The Bluejays have been playing some of their best soccer of the season over the course of the last two weeks, and
  • The Three Lakes-Phelps Bluejays football team didn’t waste anytime getting back in the win column following a tough Homecoming loss last week to Laona-Wabeno.

    On the road in Suring this past Saturday, coach Tyler Maney’s offense continued to click as they
  • “Welcome Back!” is a fitting theme for the Headwaters Council for the Performing Arts’ (HCPA) return to the Northland Pines High School auditorium after being canceled last year due to COVID-19, announced Laura Plank of the HCPA.  
    The new, shortened 2021-’22 concert season will offer
  • Northwoods Share will hold its next free drive-thru community dinner Tuesday, Oct. 19, starting at 5:30 p.m. 

    The meal will be a meatloaf dinner sponsored and catered by Friendship House in Eagle River. 

    Attendees can drive up to the Northwoods Share Needs Ministry, located
  • PHEASANT HUNTING STARTS SATURDAY
    The Wisconsin 2021 pheasant hunting season opens statewide at 9 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 16, and runs through Jan. 9, 2022.
    Pheasants are one of the most sought-after gamebirds in North America, and populations do best in the agricultural landscape of southern and western Wisconsin provided there is
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