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  • 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
  • Bass time
    Debbie Meiners of Elgin, Ill., caught and released this largemouth bass while fishing on a Vilas County lake recently. The bass was caught on a plastic frog. Largemouth bass are in shallow water, usually around weeds. —Contributed Photo
  • The public has an opportunity to submit comments on a proposal to open 35 miles of existing roads in the Northern Highland-American Legion (NHAL) State Forest to motorized access from Sept. 1 to the last day of the December four-day antlerless gun deer season to provide additional access for fall hunting opportunities.
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking comment on an “Implementation Plan for Motorized Access for Fall Hunting.” The public comment period opened Monday and will run through July 23.
    The state Natural Resources Board amended the NHAL master plan in October 2017 to include
  • They’re running in the moonlight
    The fifth annual Moonlight 5K Run/Walk in downtown Eagle River Saturday night attracted more than 370 participants. It was a fundraiser for the Pines Wellness Center. —Photos By Kailyn Hogenmiller
  • Popp is top finisher; Gremban leads females

    The fifth annual Moonlight 5K Run/Walk was held Saturday night in downtown Eagle River, with more than 370 participants.
    “We had 326 registrations for the 5K and 46 for the 1K, bringing our total to 373 this year,” said

  • No matter the weather, one of Eagle River’s biggest summer events, Artarama, will take place Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riverside Park, behind the fairgrounds.
    A judged and juried show that attracts hundreds of applications, the 46th annual Artarama will present more than 90 exhibitors, food and music at Riverside Park.
    “Our No. 1 priority is choosing truly gifted artists, creators of unique works of art. Secondly, we strive for a balanced show offering many forms of art,” said Lori Hahn, Artarama chairwoman. “Oil and watercolor painting, pottery, sculptures, basket and
  • The fifth annual POPS Alive Concert will be held Thursday, July 12, at 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace (POP) Lutheran Church, located at 5030 Highway 70 W. in Eagle River. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

    POPS Alive is a community chorale event. This year’s theme is “Imagination!” 

    Music will include “A Million Dreams” from the movie “The Greatest Showman,” “The Mystery of Your Gift” by Josh Groban, surprise music from Kidz Alive! middle school youths, and more.

    This free concert is
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