Members of the ecumenical choir singing with Tom Mackin on the trumpet.
The Vacationland Voices held its annual concert last Wednesday evening at the Northland Pines High School auditorium. —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Running an ATV with tracks through the mud pit.
 The annual Vintage Thunder Grass Drags and ATV Rendezvous returned to Don Burnside Recreation Park in Three Lakes Saturday as a fundraiser for Three Lakes Trails, the Northern Lights Snowmobile Club and the Three Lakes Nicolet ATV Club. ATVs and... more
Construction began Monday on the Conover-Phelps Trail. A crew from Pitlik & Wick Inc. was busy clearing and grubbing along the abandoned railroad grade that runs parallel to Highway 45 in Conover. The work area included the site (above) where a... more
Officials from the Three Lakes Town Board, the Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Valley Improvement Co. and Three Lakes Fish & Wildlife helped celebrate the nationally acclaimed Townline Lake boat landing last week.
This past fall, the renovated Townline Lake boat landing received an award for Outstanding Projects in the Small Access Category from the States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA). The town held a rededication of the boat landing this past... more
The Eagle River 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team placed second in its league with an 11-4 record. Team members included, front row from left, Jack Uhrine, Lochlan Siegmeier, Jackson Ledbetter,  Ben Tilley and Aiden Lifschutz; back row, Malcolm... more
The Riverview Park pickleball courts were repainted in blue and green as part of a $20,000 project. The six courts (four previously) also have new nets and standards.
The Eagle River Pickleball Association (ERPA) has completed its repair and resurfacing of the courts at Riverview Park, a project that was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday morning. Gene Nackers, treasurer of the organization,... more
Members of the ecumenical choir singing with Tom Mackin on the trumpet.
Running an ATV with tracks through the mud pit.
Officials from the Three Lakes Town Board, the Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Valley Improvement Co. and Three Lakes Fish & Wildlife helped celebrate the nationally acclaimed Townline Lake boat landing last week.
The Riverview Park pickleball courts were repainted in blue and green as part of a $20,000 project. The six courts (four previously) also have new nets and standards.

County fair starts Aug. 13

The 2015 Vilas County Fair will be held Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 13-16, at the Vilas County Fairgrounds, located on Highway 70 West in Eagle River.

Nicolet to offer classes at Eagle River school

Eagle River area residents will be able to take more Nicolet College classes much closer to home this fall thanks to the growing partnership between the college and Northland Pines School Distric
Ride With Leinie, set Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 8, will feature a weekend of outdoor activity in Land O’ Lakes, including a fish fry, bike tours, a brat lunch and beer tasting. Above, Dick Leinenkugel leads participants on a 12-mile bike ride at the event in 2014.       —Contributed Photo

Ride with Leinie set Saturday

Dick Leinenkugel and volunteers from Wilderness Lakes Trails will be at Forest Lake Country Store in Land O’ Lakes Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug.
Sugar and Spice of Ironwood, Mich., composed of sisters Kaylan and Megan Volaski performed at the second annual Sayner-Star Lake Chamber of Commerce Street Fair held Aug. 2. The duo has been performing at street fairs and community gatherings for about five years.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Street Fair withstands thunderstorm

Vendors and visitors descended on Sayner for the second annual Sayner-Star Lake Chamber of Commerce Street Fair held Aug.

Our view

As the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) unveils plans for a major reorganization that includes putting some politically sensitive areas of environmental regulation into a unit that assists b

Businesses urging ATVs in Washington

A group of business owners in the town of Washington is requesting the town board begin the process of  establishing all-terrain vehicle (ATV) routes in the town in an effort to boost the local t

Pines gives pantry two more months

Distribution of food by Ruby’s Pantry will continue at Northland Pines Middle School in August and September after the school board approved extending the contract for two months with increased c

Firemen’s picnics set in Three Lakes, Phelps

The 58th annual Three Lakes Firemen’s Picnic will be held at Cy Williams Park and the grounds of the information bureau on Maple Lake this Sunday, Aug. 2, from noon to 5 p.m.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced that camping fees on state parks, forests and trails increased effective July 28 as part of the 2015-’17 biennial state budget. Annual admission sticker fees also will increase.                —Contributed Photo

Camping fees increased at state parks, forests, trails

Camping fees for Wisconsin state parks, state forests, state trails and state recreation areas increased beginning Tuesday, July 28, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Forest Fest set Saturday

Learn about logging in Wisconsin — both its history and current practices — during the fifth annual Forest Fest, a day-long celebration of the forest slated Saturday, Aug.

Sayner Street Fair slated this Sunday

The Sayner-Star Lake Chamber of Commerce will hold its second annual Sayner Street Fair Sunday, Aug. 2, on Main Street from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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A group of business owners in the town of Washington is requesting the town board begin the process of  establishing all-terrain vehicle (ATV) routes in the town in an effort to boost the local t

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The 2015 Vilas County Fair will be held Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 13-16, at the Vilas County Fairgrounds, located on Highway 70 West in Eagle River.