A severe thunderstorm that dumped 3 to 5 inches of rain across Vilas and Oneida counties last Thursday left Highway 70 in Eagle River flooded for about an hour. See story on power outages on Page 4A.                    —STAFF PHOTO
King Lance Bontrager and Queen Arianna Will reigned over the  Northland Pines Homecoming festivities last Friday.    —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
The docks at Chanticleer Inn were a busy place last week as the Upper Mississippi Steamboat Group held its sixth annual outing on the Eagle River and Three Lakes Chain of Lakes. Boat owner Mike Apple of Three Lakes explained to visitors how his steamboat operated. The outing attracted eight boats.                           —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Area residents gathered on the Vilas County Courthouse lawn last Thursday in recognition of Patriots Day and a Sept. 11 Memorial Service. The Rev. Jim Fosdick led a prayer (above).
The Phelps Women’s Club sponsored its fifth annual Scarecrow Fest in downtown Phelps Saturday. It was estimated that more than 2,000 attended to enjoy the food, music, games, seaplane rides, arts and crafts vendors, antique vehicles, hayrides and, of course, the homemade scarecrows.	 —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Northland Pines High School held Homecoming festivities last week, culminating with a football game and dance Friday night. Other activities included dress-up days, a pep rally and parade. Some of the scenes from the festivities included:  Above, having some fun at a rain-soaked Homecoming parade.

Three Lakes to unveil fab lab at school tour

A public-private collaboration will lead a tour of the new Three Lakes School fab lab — the first MIT-chartered fab lab in a K-12 school system in Wisconsin, a

BMO Harris sponsors Affair of the Arts Ball

BMO Harris Bank announced last week its title sponsorship of the annual Affair of the Arts Ball — a fundraising event that benefits Three Lakes Center for the Arts.

Pines, Three Lakes students surpass state, nation on ACT

Seniors in the Class of 2014 at Northland Pines and Three Lakes outperformed their peers at the state and national levels on their ACT scores, while Phelps seniors were above the national average

Public dinner set at The Rock

Northwoods Share will hold a free community dinner Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 5:30 p.m. at The Rock Mission Center, located at 1019 Wall St. in Eagle River.

Relay For Life sets wrap-up Sept. 16

The 2014 Northwoods Relay For Life season is officially over and there will be a wrap-up celebration pizza party Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m.

Women’s fashion show planned Oct. 7

The St. Germain Women’s Service Club will present “Fashions with Hat-itude” fashion show Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Whitetail Inn in St. Germain. Doors will open at 11 a.m.

Back in classroom

Students at Sugar Camp Elementary School returned to the classroom last Tuesday morning.

Old Sylvan plant dismantled

The Sylvan Products Corporation plant recently was dismantled under the direction of Kathy Scarbough, daughter of P.C. Christenson.  



A public-private collaboration will lead a tour of the new Three Lakes School fab lab — the first MIT-chartered fab lab in a K-12 school system in Wisconsin, a


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