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Rug hooking workshop arranged Monday, May 5

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) will offer a rug hooking workshop Monday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at LOLA Center for the Arts.

Artists from the Black Oak Lake Rug Hookers will teach students basic beginning techniques to create their own designs in wool.

Cost for adults will be $75 and includes all materials

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:37 PM
Blood drive planned April 29

Land O’ Lakes VFW Auxiliary will hold a Community Blood Drive Tuesday, April 29, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Fire Barn, located at 4773 Highway B in Land O’ Lakes.

“It is wonderful to see a local organization hosting a community blood drive,” said Jan Hadsell of the Community Blood Center.

“By encouraging blood donation in this way, the VFW Auxiliary is making a conscious choice to give back to our community. We certainly appreciate their support in ensuring an ample blood supply for local hospitals,” added Hadsell.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:37 PM
Community meal slated April 22

The Land O’ Lakes Community Meal will be held at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School Tuesday, April 22. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. There is no cost but a free-will offering will be taken.

“The purpose of the Land O’ Lakes Community Meal is simple — to share the love of Jesus by providing members of our community with a generous meal served with the same respect we would give any honored guest in our own homes,” said a community meal organizer.

Land O’ Lakes Elementary School is located at 6485 Town Hall Road.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:36 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:37 PM )
Dr. Holinej joins NorthStar

The NorthStar Health System in Crystal Falls, Mich., announced the hiring of Dr. Sharisse Holinej.

Holinej provides care to children and adults, emphasizing disease prevention and health promotion. She also has a special interest in sports medicine and women’s health.

Holinej earned her medical degree from Saint James School of Medicine in Bo­naire, Netherland Antilles, and completed her residency training at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.

She is a member

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:36 PM
Blood drive set April 22

A Conover Lions Community Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, April 22, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Conover Community Center on Highway K.

“If you haven’t donated blood in the past eight weeks, we’d love to see you on April 22 at the Conover Lions blood drive,” said Jan Hadsell of the Community Blood Center.

“Every day, patients in local hospitals like Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital re­ceive lifesaving blood transfusions. This blood comes from people who do­nate with the Communi­ty Blood Center,” added Hadsell.

Advance donation ap­point­ments are recommended,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:36 PM
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,, 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

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