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  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:57 PM

    Boat, snomo, ATV rules would join with cars

    A bill that would make significant changes to Wisconsin’s operating while intoxicated (OWI) laws as they relate to recreational vehicles reached a milestone: a public hearing in the state Legislature.
    Current Wisconsin law fails to

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:56 PM
    A decades-old murder mystery appears to have been solved following the arrest of Robin Mendez, 69, of Minocqua.
    Authorities apprehended Mendez Feb. 5 at approximately 10:40 a.m. stating they had evidence he was the person who murdered his then wife, Barbara Mendez, inside the former Park City Credit Union the evening of April 28, 1982.
    Mendez’s murder had remained unsolved following the discovery of her body inside the bank more than 35 years ago. Oneida County officials networked with the Cold Justice Team, which provided a fresh set of eyes on the case, and were able to secure a warrant against Robin Mendez.
    “We investigated the Cold Justice Team before they came and
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:55 PM
    The fifth annual Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC) Celebrate Wisconsin Snowmobiling Snow Show will take place this Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Eagle River Derby Track.
    The snowmobile-related show will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
    Booth displays will in­clude destination information, area snowmobile equipment dealers, groomers, clothing, Department of Tourism, Department of Natural Resources (DNR), AWSC and area snowmobile clubs, according to Sue Smedegard, secretary of the AWSC.
    “There will be exhibits and 
  • Blizzard Blast planned this Saturday
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:54 PM
    CONOVER — The fifth annual Northwoods Blizzard Blast will take place this Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Conover Community Park. 
    Promising “Winter Fun for Everyone,” activities on the grounds kick off at 10 a.m. and wrap up at 4 p.m. Spectators and participants will participate in team and solo competitions, and other activities.  
    Proceeds from the event will benefit North Woods area fire and emergency medical services (EMS) departments.
    The newest activity challenges teams of four people to strap on one 18-foot pair of snow skis and be the fastest to reach the finish line. The Giant Ski Races will be held at 
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:20 PM
    Northern Lights Snowmobile Club (NLSC) will hold its 14th annual Weenie Roast this Sunday, Feb. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Three Lakes.

    The event will take place on Three Lakes Snowmobile Trail No. 8 (Kimball Trail) near Sheltered Valley. The public is welcome to attend the free event and may arrive by either snowmobile or car.

    If coming by car, the location can be found three miles east of Military Road on Sheltered Valley Road at the Horse Trail parking lot.

    There will be hot dogs and marshmallows to roast over the open fire. Hot Dr. Pepper, hot chocolate and cold beverages will also be available.

    NLSC supports fundraising activities for Three Lakes Brule River Trails, the local grooming organization.
  • Winning fish
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:19 PM
    Rich Fligor of Kewaskum shows off his walleye, which weighed in at just over 5 pounds. Fligor caught the fish on Maple Lake during the 64th annual Three Lakes Lions Club Ice Fishing Derby. With Fligor is Lions Club member Bob Borek. —Photo By Jan Hintz
  • Pond hockey tournament attracts nearly 300 teams from over 20 states
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:18 PM
    The Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships were back on Dollar Lake in Eagle River last weekend, attracting nearly 300 teams that competed for national champion bragging rights in 19 divisions.
    The 13th annual tournament brought in about 2,100 hockey players to play “hockey the way it used to be played” on 20 inches of Dollar Lake ice. 
    During the three-day week­end, teams with players ranging from age 21 to more than 70 years of age played about 600 games, according to Katie Holmgren, tournament manager for USA Hockey.
    “I thought it was awesome. We had
  • Eagles beat Medford, Appleton; playoffs are next for GNC champs
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:16 PM
    The Northland Pines boys hockey team defeated Medford 7-0 and Appleton 4-1 to close out the regular season last week as the Eagles prepare for the WIAA tournament starting this Thursday.
    The second-seeded Eagles, 18-5 overall, will host either Rhinelander (15-9) or Mosinee (4-19) this Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Eagle River Sports Arena. The seventh-seeded Hodags and 10-seeded Indians were scheduled to play in Rhinelander on Tuesday of this week.
    “We are ready for the challenge from either club,” said Pines coach David Cox. “Mosinee won 4-3 over Rhinelander last Thursday night to split the series, so we are not sure who we are going to face Thursday. Playoffs are a strange time of year and
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:15 PM
    The Ladies Night Out bowling league along with Eagle Lanes will sponsor the 14th annual Strike Out Cancer event Saturday, March 3, in Eagle River. This will be a nine-pin, no-tap format, with two shifts of bowlers at Eagle Lanes. 
    Registrations will begin at noon for the 12:30 p.m. bowling shift and at 3 p.m. for the 4 p.m. bowling shift. A dedication ceremony for cancer survivors will take place between the two shifts. The public is welcome to attend.
    The theme again for this year’s event is “Everyone Deserves a Lifetime.” Proceeds will be directed to the Northwoods Cancer Care Fund at Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation. Last year, the group raised
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:14 PM
    Northwoods Share will host a community dinner Tuesday, Feb. 20, at The Rock Mission Center in Eagle River. The dinner will be sponsored by the Gathering, a group of Christians who regularly meet together in the Conover area. 

    The menu will feature lasagna from Friendship House in Eagle River, along with a tossed salad, and bread and butter. Desserts will be provided by the sponsors.

    Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. with light snacks and beverages available, followed by dinner served at 5:30 p.m.

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