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Butterfly hatch
Every school year in spring, kindergarten teacher Cathy Benecke at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School chooses a species of butterfly for her class to watch transform from a larvae into a butterfly. This year, painted lady butterflies hatched from their cocoons, which were in a hanging net basket in the classroom. Above from left, students Emma Thoma, Lydia Fritz and Megan Barnekow inspect one of the butterflies.                                            —Photo By Jill James
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:58 PM
NorthernWaters sets opening party

The Land O’ Lakes Historical Society welcomes all donors, docents, volunteers and members to the Land O’ Lakes NorthernWaters Museum opening party to be held Wednesday, June 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the museum.

The event will feature  hors d’oeuvres and a firsthand tour of recently installed hunting and trapping additions to the guides exhibit by Dr. Barbara Wilkinson.

The exhibit will include a variety of animal mounts loaned to the museum by area hunting and trapping guides.

The official opening of the museum, located at the Land O’ Lakes Town Park,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:57 PM
Wildfire preparedness
Members of the Conover Fire Department recently completed Home Ignition Zone assessment training from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This training enables firefighters to conduct inspections for homeowners to help lessen the risk of damage to their homes during a wildfire. During the training session, Jamie Remme (far left), a forester/ranger with the Wisconsin DNR, presented a plaque to the family of Keith Posto, including, from left, Virginia Posto, Gerry Posto and Leonard Posto. Posto, who passed away in 2012, was recognized for his 19 years of service as a fire-detection spotter at the Monahan Fire Tower in Conover. For more information about the Home Ignition Zone program and protecting homes from wildfires, call Remme at (715) 479-4771.         —Photo By Janet Garling
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:29 PM
Take A Kid Fishing set June 15

The Conover Lions Club and Muskies Inc. will host Take A Kid Fishing Sunday, June 15, at the Conover Town Park, located on Highway K E. Event registration will begin at 11 a.m.

Every child will be able to catch a fish in Lake Itsy Bitsy, according to the club. The lake is located inside the park.

Fishing poles and bait

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:28 PM
Quadricycle ride
Katie Bucht (left) and her daughter, Kristin Sarama (right), take a ride on a quadricycle rented from Sylvania Outfitters Inc. in Watersmeet, Mich., during the Land O’ Lakes Summer Launch. The one- or two-seat bikes have 21 independent speeds. Riding is permitted on the Wilderness Lakes Trail System. For more information, call Sylvania Outfitters Inc. at (906) 358-4766 or visit  —Photo By Jill James
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:27 PM
Bingo starts June 18

The Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce will sponsor bingo Wednesday evenings this summer, June 18 through Aug. 20, at St. Albert’s Church Hall in Land O’ Lakes. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and games will begin at 7 p.m.

Twelve regular games and three special games will be played per night.  Total pay out will be $450.  Refreshments will be available throughout the evening. Children are welcome.

For more information, call the chamber at (715) 547-3432.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:26 PM
VFW fish fry slated June 13

There will be a walleye fish fry to benefit Stateline Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8400 Friday, June 13, at 4 p.m. at VFW Post 8400, located on Highway B in Land O’ Lakes. Beer and soda will be available.

For more information, call (715) 547-3314.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:26 PM
Bead artist to give presentation June 21

The Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce announced the upcoming events in The Summer Days of Art series, which runs through Colorama, Sept. 30.

Saturday, June 21, native bead artist Tom Strobel will give a presentation at the Trading Post in Land O’ Lakes at 1 p.m.

Monday, June 23 at 1 p.m., the Land O’ Lakes Public

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:23 PM
Farmers market begins June 12

The Land O’ Lakes Farmers Market, sponsored by Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce, will open for its 19th season Thursday, June 12, beginning at 9 a.m. in downtown Land O’ Lakes.

Markets will be held every Thursday through late September. New vendors are always welcome.

The event will feature a breakfast of vendors

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:23 PM
Upscale Resale planned Aug. 2

The Upscale Resale will be held at Artistree Gallery in downtown Land O’ Lakes Saturday, Aug. 2, in conjunction with the town’s annual communitywide garage sale. All proceeds will directly benefit Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA).

“We all have good things we’ve been saving that we’re not using anymore,” said Marilyn Annin, an event organizer. “They’re too good to toss out, and we don’t know what to do with them.

“Here’s your solution,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:23 PM

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