Emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 70 just west of the Highway 17 intersection last Thursday afternoon when this 2012 Volkswagen Jetta collided with a 2007 Chevrolet pick-up truck. Two people in the Volkswagon Jetta and... more
Vilas County Sheriff’s detective Louise Horn and a deputy look at evidence located along a trail where the body of Luann Beckman, 47, was discovered last week.                  —STAFF PHOTO
Local and state law enforcement officials continue their investigation of the suspicious death last week of a 47-year-old Phelps woman, according to the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department. The body of Luann Beckman was discovered by a woman who was... more
An asphalt crew put the finishing touches on the Division Street reconstruction project in Eagle River last week. Crews nearly finished the project last fall, but one more layer of asphalt was required this spring.    —STAFF PHOTO
Northland Pines junior soccer player Lexi Snedden took a big kick against a Mosinee defender in a Great Northern Conference game at Eagle River last Thursday. Mosinee won the contest 2-1.	 —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
The Northland Pines girls soccer team split a pair of Great Northern Conference (GNC) games last week, beating Wausau Newman 6-0 and losing to Mosinee 2-1. The Eagles beat Newman at Sam Larsen Field last Tuesday on Senior Night. Northland Pines... more
Brooke Stefonik (No. 12) races ahead of a group of Bayfield/Washburn defenders during last week’s Northern Lights matchup. Stefonik would score the lone goal in a 5-1 loss.    —Staff Photo By DOUG ETTEN
 With the recent warm weather, birds of many species are active in the forests and lakes. Scenes from the North Woods included an eastern bluebird resting on a branch donning spring buds. The International Migratory Bird Day is June 3-4.  —STAFF... more
Vilas County Sheriff’s detective Louise Horn and a deputy look at evidence located along a trail where the body of Luann Beckman, 47, was discovered last week.                  —STAFF PHOTO
Northland Pines junior soccer player Lexi Snedden took a big kick against a Mosinee defender in a Great Northern Conference game at Eagle River last Thursday. Mosinee won the contest 2-1.	 —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH

Three Lakes backs bridge crossings for ATVs on ‘32’

The Three Lakes Town Board agreed to ask the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) to allow three bridge crossings on Highway 32 for all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use at last week’s meeting.

Three Lakes, Phelps to host graduations

Seniors at Three Lakes and Phelps high schools will receive their diplomas this weekend, while Northland Pines High School in Eagle River will have commencement ceremonies a week later.

City approves 10-year contract for garbage

A 10-year contract for garbage and recyclables collection was approved last week between the Eagle River City Council and Eagle Waste & Recycling.

Primich resigns as director of Vilas Animal Shelter

The Humane Society of Vilas County (HSVC) has announced that director Jennifer Primich will be leaving the animal shelter effective May 31, after she submitted a letter of resignation May 16.

Muskie season opens Saturday

The northern zone muskie season opens this Saturday, May 28, with water temperatures warming up and anglers likely to reap the benefit of more than 20 years of improvement in muskie numbers and s
Northland Pines sprinter Gabbie Herfindahl makes her way to the line in the finals of the 100-meter dash at Monday’s WIAA Division 2 Regional in Colby.                    —Photo By Matt Frey

Pines girls surprise Regional field

Coming off their 2016 Great Northern Conference (GNC) meet last week in Rhinelander, the Northland Pines girls track and field team change

Pines board OKs hiring of 2 coaches

The Northland Pines boys basketball team and football program each had new head coaches named this past Monday night at the Northland Pines school board meeting.

Ride in Park to highlight new bike trail

“The Conover area has lots to offer,” is the theme of a free town celebration coming up in Conover’s Community Park, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Summer Launch to be held May 28

The Land O’ Lakes Summer Launch 2016 will take place Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout downtown Land O’ Lakes. 
Trees For Tomorrow will present Science Earth Exploration for Kids summer programs to give children the chance to connect with the North Woods through outdoor discovery, hands-on experiments and interactive games. Advance registration is required for Science Earth Exploration for Kids programs, which will begin Thursday, June 23.                                  —Contributed Photo

Trees For Tomorrow to host family nature, SEEK programs

Trees For Tomorrow, a natural-resources specialty school in Eagle River, recently announced the new lineup of programs open to the public slated to begin June 21 and continue through Aug.
St. Germain Elementary School fifth-graders participated in their Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) graduation Friday, May 13. Sixteen fifth-graders completed the five-week and 10-lesson “Keepin’ It Real” DARE curriculum delivered by Vilas County Sheriff’s Departmente Deputy Mike Murray. Members of the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department, student families and students, and staff were in attendance.	 —Contributed Photo

Fifth-graders are DARE graduates

St. Germain Elementary School fifth-graders participated in their Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) graduation Friday, May 13, at 2:30 p.m.

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Emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 70 just west of the Highway 17 intersection last Thursday afternoon when this 2012 Volkswagen Jetta collided with a 2007 Chevrolet pi

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 With the recent warm weather, birds of many species are active in the forests and lakes.