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Students complete DARE program
Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School who recently completed the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program are, front row from left, Charlie Capelle, Molly Payne, Maleea Eggleston, Drew Christenson, Dalton Keuffer and Sammi Mukenschnabl; middle row, Natalie McGeshick, Seth Braeger, Patrick Roth, Gabe Hickson, Melise Boksa and Connor Feckett; and back row, Walker Hook, Billy Garrison, Alex Heck, Kate Thoma and teacher Shirley Erickson.  —Photo By Janet Garling

Students in Shirley Erickson’s fourth and fifth grade class at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School recently completed the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program. A graduation ceremony was held with students and family in attendance.

The DARE program consists of a ten lessons  in which the students learn about making positive choices. Participants also learn how to handle stress and bullying.

In order to graduate from the program,

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:01 PM
Summer starts with ‘Launch’

The Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Launch event took place during the Memorial Day weekend May 24 and 25.

There was a this-and-that sale street market in downtown Land O’ Lakes which featured new and old merchandise from stores, and rummage and flea markets.

The classic boat and old car show downtown next to

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 12:54 PM
Land O’ Lakes chamber selling gift certificates

The Land O’ Lakes ?Chamber of Commerce is now selling chamber gift certificates for Land O’ Lakes businesses.

“Father’s Day, graduation and confirmation are the perfect occasion for a chamber gift certificate,” said Sandy Wait, from the chamber. “Stop in at the Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce building, located on Highway 45, and purchase a gift certificate.”

Certificates, valid for one year from the purchase date, can be purchased in any denomination, and are redeemable at any Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce member listed on the back of the certificate.

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

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 12:54 PM
Lions Club to hold July 4th celebration

The Conover Lions Club will host its Independence Day Celebration Friday, July 4. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Proud To Make Our Independence A Blast.”

The parade starts at 1 p.m, travels through downtown Conover and continues to the town park on Highway K East. Preregistration for the parade participants is preferred. The town park opens at noon.

New for this year, the Wisconsin Lawnmower Racing Association will have 15-20 racers on modified riding lawn mowers compete in a Points Series Race.

Between the heat laps and feature races,

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 12:53 PM
Lions donation
Terry Uhlenbrauck and Lisa Myszka recently presented the Conover Lions Club with a check for $500 in memory of Marvin Peterson, a former Conover resident and local fishing guide. Uhlenbrauck and Peterson were fishing partners for 13 years prior to Peterson’s death in August 2013. The donation will be put toward maintenance of Lake Itsy Bitsy, which is the site of the club’s annual Take a Kid Fishing event to be held Sunday, June 15. The Lions Club decided to rename the fishing contest’s prize-winning trout — formerly known as Walter — Marvin in honor of Peterson. Uhlenbrauck also will donate a rod and reel to the child who catches Marvin at this year’s contest. On hand for the check presentation were, from left, Jim Pipp, Lions Club President Roger Flaherty, Uhlenbrauck and Len Johnson.                                   	              —Photo By Janet Garling
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:08 PM
Exotic pet
The SOAR charter school at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School is currently the home of a 10-foot-long 20-pound boa constrictor obtained from the Humane Society of Vilas County. Above, the boa drapes over its caretaker Dan Anderson. 	—Photo By Jill James
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:02 AM
Chamber seeking nominations for parade grand marshal

The Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2014 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal.

The only requirements are that the person or persons, as it may be a couple, be a present or past residents of the Land O’ Lakes area.

Nominations may be mailed to the chamber at P.O. Box 599, Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540, emailed at infolandolakes@gmail.­com, or made by calling the chamber at (715) 547-3432.

People may also drop off nominations at the chamber

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:02 AM
Historical society ready to open museum with party on June 25

The Land O’ Lakes Historical Society met May 8 at the Land O’ Lakes Town Hall. Members passed the 2014 budget and reviewed plans for the upcoming 2014 Land O’ Lakes Northern Waters Museum exhibit and the season’s activities.

The museum’s opening party is set Wednesday, June 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the museum, located in the Land O’ Lakes Town Park, and will open for the season Thursday, June 26.

Hours are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Labor Day.

The history of hunting, trapping and fishing in the Land O’ Lakes area in photos,

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:03 PM
Planning, beautification committee working on in-town walking path

The Land O’ Lakes Planning and Beautification Committee will meet Wednesday, May 14, at 10 a.m. at the Land O’ Lakes Town Hall. All meetings are open to the public.

The committee is seeking additional volunteers to work on the first phase of an in-town walking path.

Phase I will connect Land O’ Lakes Elementary School with the town park including the tennis courts, the Barney Grubel Memorial Baseball Field, the Land O’ Lakes NorthernWaters Museum and the Kiddie Park.

There will be various low-maintenance exercise stops

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:03 PM
Watercolor Wednesdays
Watercolor Wednesdays will be held throughout the month of May, beginning May 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at LOLA Center for the Arts. No registration is required. All watercolor media enthusiasts are welcome to attend during anytime of the session  to work on projects or get tips from other painters. Above, regular attendees work on and display their paintings. For more information, contact Wendy at (715) 547-3950, go to or visit LOLA Center for the Arts, located at 4262 Highway B in Land O’ Lakes. —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:47 PM

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