Racers in the Trig’s Smokehouse World Championship UTV/ATV Derby competed on a challenging dirt course inside the famous oval Sunday.              —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Groundbreaking for the $10.4 million Vilas County Courthouse addition was held Monday. The facility will include offices for Public Health, Vilas County Commission on Aging and Social Services, along with new county board and public meeting rooms.... more
Hunter Mathison, left, gets interviewed by tournament emcee Steve Heiting after winning the Musky Open.
The Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin held its National Championship Musky Open on 72 area lakes Friday through Sunday, with a record 1,296 participants. Two of the big winners were Hunter Mathison of Eagle River, who won the fishing title by... more
Some of the scenes from the Dome and Cube included: Longtime ERRA backer Junior Stebbeds peddling a handful of fishing poles in the Wheel-and-Deal corner.
The Eagle River Recreation Association (ERRA) held its annual Youth Days Auction at the Sports Arena last Friday and Saturday nights. The event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the ERRA and supports youth hockey and figure skating programs... more
Roger Flaherty (holding plaque) of Conover, president of the Landover ATV Club, was presented with a recognition plaque for his years of service to develop ATV routes in the North Woods on Sunday afternoon during the Trig’s Smokehouse UTV/ATV World... more
Augusta Beavers quarterback Carter Jacobs (No. 5) runs from Three Lakes Bluejays defenders, from left, Connor Kincaid, Brock Brewer and Jake Forsyth during the first half of the Jays’ 24-7 win Friday night. 		      —Staff Photos By DOUG ETTEN
The Three Lakes-Phelps football team began their 2016 campaign heading in the right direction Friday night. A big evening in the back field and on the ground by Paxton Boers helped the Jays overcome three first-half turnovers in what turned out to... more
Hunter Mathison, left, gets interviewed by tournament emcee Steve Heiting after winning the Musky Open.
Some of the scenes from the Dome and Cube included: Longtime ERRA backer Junior Stebbeds peddling a handful of fishing poles in the Wheel-and-Deal corner.
Augusta Beavers quarterback Carter Jacobs (No. 5) runs from Three Lakes Bluejays defenders, from left, Connor Kincaid, Brock Brewer and Jake Forsyth during the first half of the Jays’ 24-7 win Friday night. 		      —Staff Photos By DOUG ETTEN
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.
A new teeter-totter is assembled by, from left, Thomas Ryan, Jenni Renkes and Greg Seagert.
A butterfly portion of one of the new equipment pieces is stabilized by, from left, Kristin Renkes, Shelby Szott and Alicia Frenz, PTO vice president and project manager. —Photo By Wally Geist

Community build

The St. Germain Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) recently was awarded a $15,000 Let’s Play Community Construction Grant to help replace two broken pieces of playground equipment at St.

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Time for highway safety

as school year begins

Drones used to locate armed man in Vilas

An aerial drone was used to locate an armed and suicidal 48-year-old man, who was eventually apprehended, in the town of Washington last Wednesday afternoon, according to the Vilas County Sheriff

Conover-Phelps trail lands $20,000 grant

The latest addition to funding for the Conover-Phelps Biking and Walking Trail is a $20,000 grant from the Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company (WVIC).

Schools set to open Thursday, Sept. 1

Area schools are preparing to open their doors to students Thursday, Sept. 1.
In accordance with Wisconsin statutes, no public school is allowed to start prior to September.
Returning letterwinners for the Northland Pines volleyball team include, front row from left, Nicole Popp, Lauren Grosskopf, Hadley Kruse, Kirsten Lindemann; back row, Daleigh Neveaux, Bria Rubo, Lexi Smith, Mariah Miller and Cameron Ramesh.                                  —STAFF PHOTO

Eagles volleyball to return eight

The Northland Pines volleyball coach Julie Smith will look to eight returning letterwinners when the Eagles hit the court starting this week.

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An aerial drone was used to locate an armed and suicidal 48-year-old man, who was eventually apprehended, in the town of Washington last Wednesday afternoon, according to the Vilas County Sheriff

Lifestyle

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well chronicled, many families need support changing their children’s habits with the ultimate goal