Pumpkin Fest volunteer Shirley Blicharz scoops up homemade cheesy potato soup for one of the thousands of fest attendees. See more photos inside.        —STAFF PHOTO
A two-vehicle accident was reported last Friday afternoon on Pine Street at the intersection of Bloom Road in Eagle River. Emergency crews transported a victim to the hospital for injuries. —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
A grouse hunter took advantage of the nice weather last week to walk a trail in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Rain and wind on Monday and Tuesday knocked a lot of leaves off the trees, offering better visibility.      —STAFF PHOTO... more
A large group of runners left the starting line at the north end of the Three Eagle Trail in Eagle River Saturday, taking part in a half-marathon race to Three Lakes. The event also included a 5-kilometer race.                         —Staff Photos By RYAN BURGY
A total of 351 runners participated in the inaugural Three Eagle Half-Marathon and 5K held Saturday.The half-marathon event started at 10 a.m. near Dairy Queen in Eagle River and finished at Don Burnside Park in Three Lakes, following the Three... more
 They came by the thousands last Saturday for Pumpkin Fest in Three Lakes, one of the town’s biggest events and an annual fundraiser for the Three Lakes Fire Department Auxiliary. Attendees were sampling bratwurst, homemade soups and other goodies.—... more
Fire departments across the North Woods held special activities at schools last week during Fire Prevention Week. This was the scene at the Eagle River Elementary School as students learned how to extinguish a fire. Eagle River Area Fire Department firefighters Greg Robotti, left, and Karl Nikolai, right, led the session.                 —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
A large group of runners left the starting line at the north end of the Three Eagle Trail in Eagle River Saturday, taking part in a half-marathon race to Three Lakes. The event also included a 5-kilometer race.                         —Staff Photos By RYAN BURGY

Property owners fined for renting lake home

A Presque Isle property owner was fined $35,000 for illegally renting a lake home by the week in a single-family residential zoning district, Vilas County Circuit Judge Neal A.

Third wolf hunt starts across state

 Wisconsin’s third wolf hunting and trapping season begins today, Wednesday,  Oct. 15, in all six harvest zones across the state.

Joe Keenan honored at Wisconsin game

 Eagle River resident Joe Keenan, 93, was named the honorary captain for the Wisconsin Badgers football team when they hosted Illinois Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.

Flu shot clinics set for area veterans

The Veterans Administration (VA) Clinic in Rhine­lander has scheduled free walk-in flu shot clinics to veterans enrolled in the VA’s health-care system every Thursday and Friday, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Lincoln Board to consider ATVs on roads

The Lincoln Town Board is expected to consider establishing all-terrain vehicle (ATV) routes on town roads at its meeting next Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m.

Forest Service studying roads

The U.S. Forest Service is beginning a study of the road system on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and wants to know which national forest roads are important to visitors and why.

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A Presque Isle property owner was fined $35,000 for illegally renting a lake home by the week in a single-family residential zoning district, Vilas County Circuit Judge Neal A.

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 They came by the thousands last Saturday for Pumpkin Fest in Three Lakes, one of the town’s biggest events and an annual fundraiser for the Three Lakes Fire Department Auxiliary.