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
Twenty-eight racers left the starting line on Little St. Germain Lake for the 8K snowshoe race. Some of the racers left as much as 20 minutes after the start, and finishers ranged between 50 minutes and 2 hours, 30 minutes.         —Photos By Wally Geist
The Arctic Warrior Challenge brought children and adults out for the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce-sponsored winter event last  Saturday.While 28 adults completed the eight kilometer snowshoe race around Little St. Germain Lake, 10 children... 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
CUTTING FOR CASTLE — Firefighers with the Eagle River Area Fire Department began cutting through the 16 inches of ice on Silver Lake Wednesday, ice that will be used to build the Eagle River Ice Castle later this week. More than 2,000 blocks of ice... more
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
Twenty-eight racers left the starting line on Little St. Germain Lake for the 8K snowshoe race. Some of the racers left as much as 20 minutes after the start, and finishers ranged between 50 minutes and 2 hours, 30 minutes.         —Photos By Wally Geist

Gun club sets 21st banquet

The Minocqua Gun Glub will hold its 21st annual fundraiser dinner and banquet Saturday, Feb. 25, at Reuland’s Conference Center in Minocqua.

WARM BED

This white-tailed deer bedded on the south side of a pine plantation in the city of Eagle River last Thursday afternoon to take in the warm sun.

Land trust to host hike

Area residents and visitors can join the Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) this Friday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. for a free guided snowshoe hike at the Dugan Squash Lake Nature Preserve in Woodboro.

JAYS WRESTLING

The Three Lakes/Phelps wrestling team hosted Laona-Wabeno last week in a Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) dual. Wrestlers then competed at the Ladysmith Invitational over the weekend.

Eagles drop 72, but not enough against Mosinee

The Northland Pines boys basketball team put 72 points on the scoreboard last Thursday night, but it wasn’t enough as the Eagles lost to Mosinee 80-72.

Piper Snedden continues to improve in the Pines goal, according to coach Rodney Sternhagen.                   —STAFF PHOTO

Offense comes alive as Pines girls stay atop GNC

The Northland Pines girls hockey team was able to put six goals in the net Friday night, and in the process cruised to a 6-3 win over Great Northern Conference (GNC) rival Waupaca inside the Eagle

Relay For Life sets registration, first meeting

Relay For Life team captains, team members, cancer survivors, friends, family members and volunteers can now register online for the 2017 Relay For Life campaign. 

Frederick Place benefit marks sixth anniversary

To mark the sixth anniversary of the opening of Frederick Place, the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing Inc. (NATH) will host a benefit dinner Saturday, Feb. 4.

Firefighters and volunteers will take ice from Silver Lake this week.    —STAFF PHOTO

Traditional ice castle to be built this week

While many North Woods residents scoffed this past week at the below-zero temperatures, Eagle River Area Fire Department and Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center officials were

Two employees injured in Phelps due to explosion

A Friday morning explosion at Phelps Cast severely burned a Berntsen Brass and Aluminum Foundry employee and injured one other person, according to reports from company officials.

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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, Vintage snowmobile racers on the old machines competed in more than 40 classes at the Trig’s Smokehouse World Championship Vintage Snowmobile Derby., Curtis Pederson of Fargo, N.D., piloting a 1977 Yamaha, won the Trig’s Smokehouse World Championship at the AMSOIL Derby Track Sunday.     —Photo By Dave Olson/Studio 360 Photo, Vintage race fans gathered in turn four of the AMSOIL Derby Track to watch the oval races under mostly sunny skies Sunday afternoon. There were more than 40 finals on Sunday, including the World Championship race.

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,

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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.