With some of the top muskie waters in the Midwest, the North Woods is a destination for muskie anglers. That was proven last weekend, when a record 1,266 anglers fished on 72 area lakes in the National Championship Musky Open. —Staff Photo By GARY... more
Steve Heiting, right, emcee for the National Championship Musky Open, interviews a happy Tim Klaver of Eagle River after it was announced Klaver won the $40,000 Ranger boat and Mercury motor given away at the tournament Sunday afternoon at the Vilas... more
The Eagle River Recreation Association’s (ERRA) annual Youth Days Auction was held Friday and Saturday at the Eagle River Sports Arena. The event raised approximately $30,000 for the ERRA, which will use the funds to reduce the fees for skating and... more
Welcoming customers to the new Peoples State Bank office  in Eagle River Monday were, from left, customer service representatives Emily Reil and Gary Brainard, and branch manager Amy Young.             —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Peoples State Bank has announced the opening of its new location in Eagle River in the former Trig’s Video store at 1011 E. Wall St., Suite B. The new bank opened for business Monday. “We’re excited for customers to see us at our new location,” said... more
Returning letterwinners for the Northland Pines volleyball team include, from left, Sam Hytry, Hannah Hoffmann, Kirsten Lindemann, Sophia Svetnicka, Tara VandenBoom, Makayla Hayes and Lexi Smith.                              —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
The Northland Pines volleyball team has seven returning letterwinners for  2015, giving coach Julie Smith high expectations for this season. The Eagles finished 7-5 in the Great Northern Conference (GNC) in 2014, good for third place in the... more
Some other scenes included a giant bubble demonstration
Community members and visitors gathered last Wednesday in downtown Eagle River for the annual Paul Bunyan Fest. Volunteers served the traditional beef sandwiches, as event attendees visited arts and crafts booths. Some other scenes included a giant... more
Welcoming customers to the new Peoples State Bank office  in Eagle River Monday were, from left, customer service representatives Emily Reil and Gary Brainard, and branch manager Amy Young.             —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Returning letterwinners for the Northland Pines volleyball team include, from left, Sam Hytry, Hannah Hoffmann, Kirsten Lindemann, Sophia Svetnicka, Tara VandenBoom, Makayla Hayes and Lexi Smith.                              —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Some other scenes included a giant bubble demonstration

UTV-ATV Derby set this weekend in Eagle River

The AMSOIL World Champ­ionship Derby Track will host the Trig’s Smokehouse World Championship Side-by-Side UTV-ATV Derby in Eagle River this Friday through Sunday, Aug. 28-30.
Northland Pines Middle School secretaries Mary Stearns, left, and Connie Tijan prepare student folders in the school office. Classes start Sept. 1.                      —STAFF PHOTO

Area schools start Sept. 1

Students in the Northland Pines, Three Lakes and Phelps school districts will head back to school next Tuesday, Sept.

Nicolet offering ’16 scholarships

The Nicolet College Foundation will accept scholarship applications Sept. 2-29 from students planning on attending Nicolet College in Rhinelander during spring semester of 2016.

SepTimber Ride planned Sept. 12

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center along with the Great Headwaters Trails Foundation announced that the first annual SepTimber Ride will be held Saturday, Sept.

Auto show set Saturday

The Eagle River Auto Show will be held Saturday, Aug. 29, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Eagle River.

Ice cream social

The Three Lakes Women’s Club (TLWC) recently held its annual ice cream social at the Reiter Center in Three Lakes.
Sam (left) and Jenni Raatz of Girl Scout Troop No. 7110 serve popcorn to an attendee at the concert.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Music in the Park

Bret and Frisk finished out the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce Music in the Park series for 2015 at St. Germain Community Park. The popular duo’s appearance was their second in the series.

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With some of the top muskie waters in the Midwest, the North Woods is a destination for muskie anglers.

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Some other scenes included a giant bubble demonstration, and a lumberjack on stilts. —Staff Photos By ANTHONY DREW
Community members and visitors gathered last Wednesday in downtown Eagle River for the annual Paul Bunyan Fest.