With temperatures in the 80s last Saturday, many people took to the Chain of Lakes to beat the heat. Some had fun riding personal watercraft.                —STAFF PHOTO 
The 43rd annual Artarama Riverwalk Art Show returned to Riverside Park in Eagle River Saturday, allowing visitors to view and purchase a variety of art and crafts from more than 90 vendors. This shopper eyed some pottery.         —STAFF PHOTO
Street, sewer and water improvements costing close to $1 million started Monday on East Division Street in Eagle River. Reconstruction of East Division Street from Railroad Street to Second Street is expected to be complete by Oct. 12, barring any... more
Participants tasted more than 100 varieties of domestic and imported wine.
The Rotary Club of Eagle River staged its largest fundraiser of the year Monday night at the Reiter Center in Three Lakes, its 22nd annual Wine, Craft Beer and Cheese Tasting event.   —Staff Photos By KURT KRUEGER                   
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The Eagle River U-15 Babe Ruth team won its league division with a 9-3 record and took second to Lakeland overall. The team is currently in league playoffs and beat Merrill 12-2 last Wednesday night. —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH  
Participants tasted more than 100 varieties of domestic and imported wine.
A large fiberglass tank was shipped by truck from Wisconsin Rapids to Saskatchewan, Canada, last week with the rig making a stop in Eagle River. Many utilities, cable and telephone companies were involved along the route to allow the oversize load to travel along highways 45 and 70 through the Eagle River area.                                                          —STAFF PHOTO
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Eagle River man charged in Vilas with sexual assault

A 34-year-old Eagle River man facing three counts of first-degree sexual assault without consent and by use of a dangerous weapon made an initial appearance in Vilas County Circuit Court last wee
Bob Mott of Pelican Lake viewing the giclée canvas prints by artist Frank Mittelstadt of Beaver Dam.
Selecting pottery from a display by potter Rick Schuette.

Art galore

Thousands of art lovers converged on Riverside Park in Eagle River Saturday for the 43rd annual Artarama Riverwalk Art Show.

Car show planned in Conover July 26

Conover Volunteer Fire & Rescue and Emergency Medical Services will hold its 14th annual car show and crafts market Sunday, July 26, at Conover Town Park, located on Highway K East.

Elementary school plans open house

Eagle River Elementary School will host an open house for all students and their families Thursday, Aug. 27, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Eagle River Elementary School.

Founding Fathers tourney raises $2,500 for Fire, EMS

More than $2,500 was raised for the Phelps Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services at the sixth annual Founding Fathers Golf Tournament at Big Sand Lake Golf Course.



Now that a provision in the 2015-’17 state biennial budget that places shoreland zoning in the hands of the state and takes away


I like summer rain. Not at noon when everyone wants to be outside in the sunshine swimming, if you are lucky enough to be at the beach.