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Celebrating Independence
?Thousands of people gathered in Eagle River last Friday morning for the annual Fourth of July parade on Wall Street hosted by the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. Some of the scenes included, above, a young Cub Scout showing his patriotism.           —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:33 PM
Newspaper wins national awards

Warm The Children,
photos recognized

By News-Review Staff

The Vilas County News-Review has won four awards in the National Newspaper Association’s (NNA) 2014 Better Newspaper Contest, including a Community Service Award in competition with all daily and weekly papers nationwide, officials announced last week.

The Community Service Award went to just three newspapers in the nation,

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:29 PM
Guides/Kids Day slated Thursday

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, along with the Eagle River Guides Association, will host the 34th annual Guides/Kids Day this Thursday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Youths age 7 to 12 may register at the Vilas County Fairgrounds from 10 to 11 a.m. to fish with a North Woods guide or at the trout hatchery in Watersmeet, Mich.

Parents are asked to stay with their children until they know if their child will be fishing with a guide or at the hatchery.

“Pickup times and locations are different depending

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:28 PM
Heritage Fest starts Friday
Lumberjacks will test their skills at the third Heritage Fest in Three Lakes, with two shows Friday.            —STAFF PHOTO
By News-Review Staff

The third annual Northwoods Heritage Fest is slated for Friday and Saturday, July 11-12, at the high school athletic field in Three Lakes.

The two-day event will celebrate the cultures of Ireland, Italy, Poland, Germany and the United States.

Sponsored by Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center Inc.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:26 PM
Great holiday weather
With sunny skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s most of the Fourth of July weekend, people took to the lakes to recreate. This kayaker paddled the water of Franklin Lake.   —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:25 PM
Welcome home
The Eagle River Fourth of July parade included a special tribute to Vietnam War veterans, as parade marshal Dick Hansen requested those veterans join him as honorary marshals and more than a half dozen Vietnam veterans road on a float. Dick Hansen and his wife, Mary Ann (above), smiled for the photographer. Spectators of all ages along the parade route stood and applauded the Hansens and the honorary marshals. Hansen said he was honored to have the Vietnam veterans welcomed home to Eagle River.                                 —Staff Photo By                          GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:24 PM
Library trustees select new attorney for building project
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The Walter E. Olson Library Board of Trustees has selected a Madison law firm to guide the board through the renovation and expansion project of the facility.

It also was announced a committee will soon provide a recommendation to the trustees on a new library director to be hired with the pending retirement of Diane Anderson.

Meeting at the Lincoln Town Hall Monday,

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:23 PM
Award winners
Century 21 Burkett & Associates in Eagle River announced its real estate sales leaders for 2013. They incude, from left, Diana Chopin, Ruby Award winner; Tara Stephens, Diamond Award winner; Sue Carr, Ruby Award winner; and Ken Biegel, four-time Centurion winner.                                          —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:21 PM
Yellow Birch Conservation Union sets annual meeting, potluck picnic

The annual meeting and potluck picnic of Yellow Birch Conservation Union (YBCU) will take place this Saturday, July 12, according to an announcement from Chairman Bill Lochte.

All residents of Yellow Birch Lake and the upper Eagle River Chain of Lakes from the T-Docks to the Highway 45 bridge are welcome to attend the event, which will take place at the lakefront property of Jim and Beth Logan at 1632 McKinley Blvd.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Cheryl Todea,

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:20 PM
Pickerel group plans meeting

The Pickerel Lake Association will hold its annual membership meeting Sunday, July 13, at 9 a.m. at the St. Germain community building. The board will meet at 8 a.m.

The guest speaker will be Niles Holmgren, a scuba diver who will talk about looking for invasive weeds in various places in Pickerel Lake.

This is an election year, and a new president, secretary, treasurer and board of directors will be selected.

For more information, call association President Al Eiglmeier at (715) 479-9792.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:20 PM