An ATV/UTV route and trail system is continuing to expand in eastern Vilas County and Oneida County.                —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
The all-terrain vehicle (ATV) route system in Vilas and Oneida counties has come a long way the past three years, though the push for the trails started more than a decade ago.  The talk of bringing ATV and side-by-side utility task vehicle (UTV)... more
Tara Petreikis, left, and Laura Weber work together to distribute textbooks in Weber’s classroom in preparation for the first day of school this Thursday. —Staff Photo By DOUG ETTEN
Three Lakes, Northland Pines and Phelps schools are preparing to open their doors to students this Thursday, Sept. 1. By state law, school districts are required to start on or after Sept. 1. The law was passed with the intent to boost the state... more
Spectators viewing dozens of classic cars and trucks on the street.
The Eagle River Business Association held its annual Classic Car Show downtown on the first two blocks of Wall Street Saturday.     
Emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle accident involving a pick-up truck and motorcycle on Highway 45 just north of the Highway 17 intersection in the town of Washington about 6:30 p.m. Monday. Details of the accident were not available at... more
The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library Building Committee spent a day last week with OPN Architects going over expansion and renovation plans.  Bradd Brown (standing), principal architect, described the firm’s commitment to the project and sought... more
Returning letterwinners for the Three Lakes Bluejays boys soccer team are, from left, Jordan Lindquist, Jared Zwettler, Kelvin Pitlik, Jonathon Boschke, Ethan Snyder, Jack Meixner, Eli Ribbe and Wangai Karianjahi. Missing from the photo are Brock Wal­kow­ski and Mason Schuette.            —Staff Photo By DOUG ETTEN
The Three Lakes boys soccer team found out how a couple of tough early season contests can pay dividends as the Jays’ offense erupted last Friday night in a 7-0 win over Newman Catholic High School in Wausau. Coming off what were two very... more
An ATV/UTV route and trail system is continuing to expand in eastern Vilas County and Oneida County.                —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tara Petreikis, left, and Laura Weber work together to distribute textbooks in Weber’s classroom in preparation for the first day of school this Thursday. —Staff Photo By DOUG ETTEN
Spectators viewing dozens of classic cars and trucks on the street.
Returning letterwinners for the Three Lakes Bluejays boys soccer team are, from left, Jordan Lindquist, Jared Zwettler, Kelvin Pitlik, Jonathon Boschke, Ethan Snyder, Jack Meixner, Eli Ribbe and Wangai Karianjahi. Missing from the photo are Brock Wal­kow­ski and Mason Schuette.            —Staff Photo By DOUG ETTEN

Eagle River man faces three charges in shooting incident

A 48-year-old Eagle River man who allegedly shot a gun toward police officers last Wednesday afternoon will be charged with two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and one count

County lake leaders support repealing state zoning rules

More than 60 lake association leaders from the North Woods have signed a resolution opposing state legislative actions that they say have eliminated local control of protective shoreline zoning m

Eagles looking for more offense after second loss

The Northland Pines football team only gave up 14 points, but the Eagles’ offense couldn’t put any points on the scoreboard and lost 14-0 to Calumet, Mich, last Friday night.

Sausage Fest slated Sunday in Eagle River

The Eagle River Lions Club will hold its second annual Sausage Fest family fun day at Riverview Park in Eagle River this Sunday, Sept. 4, from noon to 5 p.m.

Craft show planned downtown Sunday

The Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show is returning to downtown Eagle River for the second year this Sunday, Sept. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Blood drive set Sept. 8

The Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive Thursday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital, located at 201 E. Hospital Rd. in Eagle River.
Phelps Scarecrow Fest, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17, is hosted by the Phelps Women’s Club and offers activities, food and events for all ages.                                   —Contributed Photo

Scarecrow Fest set in Phelps

The south shore of North Twin Lake in downtown Phelps will be the site for the seventh annual Phelps Women’s Club Scarecrow Fest.
On hand for the horse ride were, from left, Ray Duranceau, Gary Lagueux Jr., rider Ana Holder from Land O’ Lakes, host and ride manager Mary Rasmussen, head veterinarian and ride manager Dr. Taryn Lindbeck, and Roger Flaherty.  —Photo By Janet Garling

Ride benefits horse trails

Northern Highland Ride returned to Vilas County after 10 years and recently was hosted at Pioneer Creek Cabin by Conover resident Mary Rasmussen.

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An ATV/UTV route and trail system is continuing to expand in eastern Vilas County and Oneida County.                —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH, A UTV traveled on scenic Razorback Road between Conover and Land O’ Lakes. The Vilas County route system includes a variety of paved and dirt routes, as well as dirt trails. Currently, there are 9.1 miles of funded trails in Vilas County.           —STAFF PHOTOS, In Vilas County, ATV/UTV riders are being encouraged to follow the preferred route signs marked with a white arrow., Robert Mroczenski of New Berlin checked a map  of the ATV-UTV route and trail system in Vilas County as Sue Ridderbusch waited in the driver’s seat of the machine.
The all-terrain vehicle (ATV) route system in Vilas and Oneida counties has come a long way the past three years, though the push for the

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Supporters of Great Headwaters Trails gathered in Phelps Saturday for the second annual Phelps Triathlon hosted by the Phelps Chamber of Commerce.