Some of the scenes included: taking a big swing Saturday afternoon;
Three Lakes held its 36th annual Softball Classic Friday through Sunday, with Armstrong Creek winning the $600 first-place prize going undefeated in the double-elimination tournament. Country of Sugar Camp placed second after losing 21-18 in the... more
 Some of the scenes included: A racing boat competing in one of 12 classes in the radar run.
Three Lakes helds its ninth annual Shootout and Fly-in Saturday on Big Stone Lake. Several thousand people attended the event that featured a boat radar run, a fly-in at the nearby Three Lakes Airport and food and refreshments as a benefit for the... more
The Northwoods Relay for Life attracted 19 teams that raised $33,500 for American Cancer Society. Team UCC of Eagle River was led by the chairwoman for this year’s Relay, Joy Turpin (red T-shirt).    —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
The 17th annual Northwoods Relay For Life raised more than $33,500 Friday night at the Northland Pines High School track in Eagle River as participants raised money to find a cure for cancer and offered support to those battling the disease. The... more
A big crowd turned out to view the classic cars and trucks.
 The 24th annual Props & Pistons Classic Fly-In and Car Show was held at the Eagle River Union Airport last Saturday. The event attracted more than a dozen aircraft, close to 100 cars and trucks and 61 vehicles for the radar run. The top speed... more
The old red boathouse on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes, just east of the Highway 45 bridge, is a longstanding landmark on the famous Chain of 28 Lakes — billed as the largest chain of lakes in the world.           —STAFF PHOTO
Bicyclists left Northland Pines High School Sunday morning on their journey. —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Participants in the Great Annual Bicycle Adventure Along the Wisconsin River gathered for the start of their 427-mile ride from Eagle River to Prairie du Chien last weekend in Eagle River.   
Some of the scenes included: taking a big swing Saturday afternoon;
 Some of the scenes included: A racing boat competing in one of 12 classes in the radar run.
The Northwoods Relay for Life attracted 19 teams that raised $33,500 for American Cancer Society. Team UCC of Eagle River was led by the chairwoman for this year’s Relay, Joy Turpin (red T-shirt).    —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
A big crowd turned out to view the classic cars and trucks.
Bicyclists left Northland Pines High School Sunday morning on their journey. —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
The fight in current is great but there’s nothing more special about a brook trout than its unique coloration, from its red-dotted flanks to orange and black fins that look like they belong on a saltwater fish.  —Photos By The Author
This rather large beaver wouldn’t leave me alone, pounding its big leathery tail on the surface more than a dozen times for all to hear.

Tranquil trout streams are a great escape

NOBODY would expect that the perfect timing for an early-morning adventure on the trout stream could come in late June, but that’s exactly the way it happened last Friday.
Tim Widlacki, left, president and tournament director of the PMTT,  throws an entry tag to a boat as the muskie tourney opened on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes Saturday morning. A full field of 126 teams were in the event. The teams started from the docks at Eagle Waters Resort on Eagle Lake.                                         —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
The Professional Muskie Tournament Trail was in Eagle River over the weekend as anglers tested their luck for cash and prizes on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes. Tourney champions were, front row from left, Jeff Piazza of Lake Tomahawk and Mark Lejewski of Minocqua; back row, second-place finishers Gary Lehnherr and Nick Camarta; and third-place finishers Ryan Becker and Travis Nielson.  —Contributed Photo

Lejewski, Piazza win PMTT event

Sticking to areas they knew would produce quality fish, and ones that have in the past, was key in aiding locals Mark Lejewski of Minocqua
Meeting at the new historical museum to plan for the 100 Exceptional Women program and its upcoming tea event were, from left, Planning Committee member Dianne Erpenbach, Planning Committee member Karen Sailer, and Financial Planner Kathy Knobel of Meyer & Associates, Inc. Missing from the photo were team leaders Jessica Bortolli of Jessica’s Cucina, Sue Alward of Chanticleer Inn, Laura Koranda of Eagle Waters, Alice Kramer of the historical society board, and Judy Barr of Re/Max Property Pros.

Society to build $100,000 fund

The Eagle River Historical Society has announced a program called 100 Exceptional Women that aims to build a $100,000 endowment fund over a five-year period.
Laine Vanden Boom attended the Tommy Awards on behalf of Northland Pines School  District where she and her castmates from the production “Annie” were honored.              —Contributed Photo

Pines production receives Tommys

The Northland Pines High School’s 2016 production of “Annie” recently received statewide recognition as a winner of multiple Tommy Awards at Overture Center for the Arts in Madison.

Bluegrass band to play July 9

Art Stevenson and High Water will perform Saturday, July 9, at 8 p.m. at Three Lakes Center for the Arts, located at 1760 Superior St.
GB’s Dance Band will feature big band performances as part of the Concert in the Park series in Three Lakes. The Tuesday night concerts are held at Cy Williams Park.    —Contributed Photo

GB’s Dance Band comes to town

The Concerts in the Park series in Three Lakes will continue July 5 with an Americana-themed concert in big band-style with GB’s Dance Band.
The Land O’ Lakes Historical Society announced its 2016 scholarship winner at the June 22 opening party for the NorthernWaters Museum. Kathryn Mendham, right, received the $2,000 academic scholarship in recognition of her outstanding community service and will use the award for her continuing education at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. Presenting the certificate is scholarship committee member Clare Okraszewski.	              ––Contributed Photo

Kate Mendham wins $2,000 historical society scholarship

Kathryn Mendham, daughter of Karen and Phil Mendham, was named the recipient of the 2016 Land O’ Lakes Historical Society scholarship at the opening party for the Land O’ Lakes NorthernWaters Mus

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