The best snowmobile racers in the world will be returning to Eagle River this weekend for the AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby. Last year’s winner, No. 38 Matt Schulz, will be competing on the ice oval.                                         —STAFF PHOTO
For the 54th consecutive year the world-famous AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby returns to Eagle River Jan. 19-22.Considered to be the “world’s greatest snowmobile race” the 2017 Derby continues a five-decade long tradition as fans and... more
For the first time in three years, the weather cooperated and the Eagle River Area Fire Department and other volunteers were able to build the Eagle River Ice Castle. For more photos on the construction, see Page 1B. —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Just because they are vintage sleds doesn’t mean they don’t have speed and power on the AMSOIL Derby Track ice oval. These racers powered through turn four Sunday afternoon in a 340 modified class. There were more than 800 entries for the three days of racing.                                           —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
It was a race weekend that started with sub-zero temperatures each morning, but that didn’t stop hundreds of racers from competing in Trig’s Smokehouse World Championship Vintage Snowmobile Derby, presented by Bull Falls Brewery.In a pre­lude to the... more
Slippery roads resulted in a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 45, south of Conover last Thursday morning. A Conover Fire Department responder assisted the driver of the pickup truck through the snowbank to an ambulance, where the man was checked over... more
Handing out “Eagle” trophies on the finish at the Trig’s Smokehouse Vintage World Championship Snowmobile Derby Sunday were, from left, Princess Rebecca Beyersdorf, Derby Queen Jenna Sima, Princess Sophie Spiess and Sno-Eagles Queen Victoria Sleeman... more
Firefighters with the Eagle River Area Fire Department and other volunteers gathered to build the Eagle River Ice Castle last Wednesday through Sunday. Some of the scenes included first, firefighters building the ice castle with about 2,000 blocks... more
The best snowmobile racers in the world will be returning to Eagle River this weekend for the AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby. Last year’s winner, No. 38 Matt Schulz, will be competing on the ice oval.                                         —STAFF PHOTO
Just because they are vintage sleds doesn’t mean they don’t have speed and power on the AMSOIL Derby Track ice oval. These racers powered through turn four Sunday afternoon in a 340 modified class. There were more than 800 entries for the three days of racing.                                           —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH

Predator hunt begins Friday in Phelps

The eighth annual Phelps Predator Hunt will be held Jan. 7-15, beginning with a meeting at Great Escape in Phelps Friday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m.

NICE EYE

Ellie Etten of Arbor Vitae caught this 20-inch walleye while fishing an area lake recently. The fish was caught around 4:45 p.m. using a sucker minnow. —STAFF PHOTO

Trappers event planned in U.P.

District 3 of the Upper Peninsula Trappers Association will hold its 11th annual Midwinter Trappers Workshop Saturday, Feb. 4, with doors opening at 8 a.m.

Eagle girls win one in Blaine, finish at 1-2

The Northland Pines Eagles girls hockey team competed in one of the largest high school tournaments in the nation this past week, taking part in the annual Schwan Cup hosted by the National Sports

The Warehouse kicks off 2017 with new events

The Warehouse: Four Seasons Center for the Arts in Eagle River will kick off 2017 with classes and events for community members of all skills and ages.

Society to host talk on record walleye

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Woodruff Area Fisheries Supervisor and Fisheries Historian Steve Gilbert will be making a presentation at the Eagle River Historical Society Wednesday, Jan

Tundra Plunge set Jan. 7

The third annual Tundra Plunge will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, at noon. The event will be held on Big St. Germain Lake in front of Fibber’s Restaurant & Bar.

STUDENT SUPPORT

The student section at Three Lakes High School packed the stands during a recent basketball game between the Lady Jays and Laona-Wabeno Rebels. Fans here await a free throw attempt.

School board seeks early start waiver from state officials

The Northland Pines School Board has approved sending a resolution to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) “officially requesting approval to commence the school term prior to Sept.

Pines cancels classes due to illness reports

The Northland Pines School District took its own advice last week and voluntarily cancelled classes Thursday and Friday after reports of pertussis, or whooping cough as it’s more commonly known, ca

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The best snowmobile racers in the world will be returning to Eagle River this weekend for the AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby. Last year’s winner, No. 38 Matt Schulz, will be competing on the ice oval.                                         —STAFF PHOTO, Derby Queen Jenna Sima will reign over the festivities during the AMSOIL World Championship.                —STAFF PHOTO

For the 54th consecutive year the world-famous AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby returns to Eagle River Jan. 19-22.

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Firefighters with the Eagle River Area Fire Department and other volunteers gathered to build the Eagle River Ice Castle last Wednesday through Sunday.