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Reading day
Students at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School and SOAR Charter School participated in Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Day as part of School Library Month. Teachers and students dropped what they were doing, got comfortable and read for 30 minutes. DEAR Day is held in honor of author Beverly Cleary’s birthday on April 12. In her book, “Ramona Quimby, age 8,” the character of Ramona participates in DEAR Day. Above, first-grader Olivia Payne, enjoys a good book during DEAR Day.           —Photo By Janet Garling
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:34 PM
 
Sno-Buddies raise $620

The Conover Sno-Buddies Snowmobile Club held its corned beef and cabbage dinner fundraiser at Club 45 Sports Bar and Grill in Conover March 17. The amount raised at the event was $620.

According to Club 45 owner Dave Payne, “Despite the bad weather that night, 62 people attended the dinner. We are happy to donate $620 to the snowmobile club, and thank all of the people that attended.”

This was the final fundraising event of the season for the club.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:27 PM
 
Students make art at the library
Students at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School and School of Applied Research (SOAR) attended a presentation by local artist and Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Program Director Wendy Powalisz at the Land O’ Lakes Library in honor of Youth Art Month held in March. Above, SOAR students make art from old textbooks.  —Contributed Photo

In celebration of youth art month in March, students from the Land O’ Lakes Elementary School and SOAR Charter School (School of Applied Research) were in­vited to the Land O’ Lakes Public Library for a artist-in-residence presentation, featuring local artist and Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Program Director Wendy Powa­lisz.

The event began with a presentation by staff from Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River, who helped students get their creativity flowing by asking them to think about things

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:23 PM
 
Spring ballot to include clerk-treasurer office vote

The spring election ballot in Conover will contain a referendum question on whether the town should appoint a clerk-treasurer. James Hedberg, who was elected, currently holds this office.

According to Hedberg, a “yes” vote will allow the town board to advertise, interview and select a qualified applicant for the position based upon criteria that would be most advantageous to the position and to the property owners of the town.

A “no” vote would not allow the board to have any choice in qualifications or

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:25 PM
 
Weight limits to be posted 24 hours before taking effect

According to Conover Clerk-Treasurer James Hedberg, the time and date that road weight limits take effect will be posted on the town website, conover.org, 24 hours before the limits go on.

At this time last year, seasonal weight restrictions were on the roads.

“With the weather this year, there is no telling as to exactly when the road weight limits will take effect,” said Hedberg.  “You can be assured it will be shortly, so now is the time to check your heating fuel supply.”

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:25 PM
 
Art exhibit reception features student work
The fifth annual youth art exhibit reception was held March 15 in the Artistree Gallery at the Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Center for the Arts. The exhibit featured artwork from Land O’ Lakes Elementary School students. Above, kindergartener Meghan Barnekow displays her owl painting. The exhibit will remain open Wednesday through Saturday, March 19 to 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 	—Photo By Jill James

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) and Artistree Gallery hosted the fifth annual youth art exhibit reception March 15. The theme for this year’s exhibit was “Art for All Seasons.”

More than 100 people, including  student artists, parents, friends, grandparents and gallery customers attended the afternoon reception.

Approximately 100 pieces of artwork from Land O’ Lakes

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:03 PM
 
Kids Fisheree
The Conover Lions Club recently held its Kids Fisheree on Denton Lake in Conover. According to Lions Club co-chairmen Ron Feckett and Lenny Johnson, 45 children and their families participated. The largest crappie was caught by 3-year-old Adrienne Trollan. Her fish measured 10 inches. Parker Trollan caught the largest bluegill measuring 73?4 inches. A 71?4-inch perch was caught by Dylan Keuffer. Adrienne Trollan’s catch was the largest overall fish and will be mounted courtesy of Lax Taxidermy. The event was hosted by Club 45 Sports Bar and Grill. Bait and predrilled holes were provided by Northern Waters Angling and Archery. Above, winners, from left, Adrienne Trollan, Parker Trollan and Keuffer displayed their trophies with Johnson.                     —Photo By Janet Garling
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:32 PM
 
Youth art-exhibit reception planned Saturday, March 15
Wendy Powalisz, program director of Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans (LOLA), admires the youth artwork on display at the LOLA Center for the Arts in Land O’ Lakes. A youth art-exhibit reception will be held Saturday, March 15, from 1-4 p.m. at the center. 	—Photo By Jill James

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) and Artistree Gallery will host the fifth annual youth art exhibit reception Saturday, March 15, from 1-4 p.m. at the LOLA Center for the Arts. This year’s theme is “Art for All Seasons.”

Approximately 100 pieces of artwork from Land O’ Lakes Elementary School students and area home-schooled students in grades kindergarten through fifth will be on display during the reception.

The exhibit continues Wednesdays through Saturdays,

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:23 PM
 
Historical society to meet March 13

The Land O’ Lakes Historical Society will meet Thursday, March 13, at 10 a.m. at the Land O’ Lakes Town Hall.

On the agenda will be the replacement of the furnace in the Land O’ Lakes Northern Waters Museum, expanding the current guides exhibit into the history of hunting, trapping and taxidermy, and reprinting of the Land O’ Lakes pictorial history book by Jon Helminak.

Land O’ Lakes Historical Society

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:23 PM
 
Great Northern Jerk-Off celebrates 20th anniversary with 38 entries
Sharina Adams, left, of Warm The Children, received $1,000 from the Great Northern Jerk-Off. Presenting the donation were, from left, event founder Rich Ruffalo, chairwoman Kathy Johnson and Jen Payne of Club 45 in Conover.                                —STAFF PHOTO

Club 45 in Conover was full to the brim Feb. 15 for the 20th anniversary of the Great Northern Jerk-Off. The event raised $1,000 for Warm The Children.

There were 25 participants who provided 38 jerky entries trying to win the title of the Best Homemade Jerky in the North.

After an hour of judging, the winners of the 20th annual Great Northern Jerk-Off were presented with their awards.

First place, after a tie-breaking revote, went to Cathy Watkins

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:17 PM
 
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