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29th annual Musky Open set on 72 lakes this weekend
National Championship Musky Open anglers fishing 72 area lakes this weekend will try to match the catch of Dan Walloch of Greendale, who recently caught and released this 411?2-inch muskie on a Conover area lake.                                     —Contributed Photo
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, along with Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin, will bring the 29th annual National Championship Musky Open to 72 area lakes this Friday through Sunday.

In 2013, a record 1,222 men, women and children gathered to fish in the tournament and had an opportunity to win thousands of dollars in prizes, according to Kim Emerson, executive director of the chamber.

“We have preregistered about 900 anglers,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:13 PM
Fair at dusk
Vilas County held its 98th annual fair Thursday through Sunday, providing families with plenty of rides and games throughout the four days. The spinning rides at dusk put on a light show for fair attendees.        —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:13 PM
Paul Bunyan Fest set today

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center has an­nounced Paul Bunyan Fest will take place today, Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Eagle River.

The event will feature more than 75 arts and crafts booths, chain-saw carving demonstrations by Ken Schels and live musical entertainment.

Also available will be the Heap’n Help’n Paul Bunyan-size

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:11 PM
Blue-green algae bloom confirmed in Pelican Lake

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)?has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) in Pelican Lake, located in the township of Pelican Lake in Oneida County.

The DNR?is urging swimmers, boaters and recreational users to avoid direct contact with or use of water due to the toxins produced by this type of blue-green algae.

Blue-green algae, technically known as cyanobacteria, are microscopic organisms that are naturally present in Wisconsin lakes, streams and ponds at low levels.

When conditions are favorable, usually in summer,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:10 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:20 PM )
Big street sale
The Eagle River Business Association held its annual Street Sale last Thursday, with merchants offering sale items (above) on Wall and Railroad streets. There also was musical entertainment and a pig roast at BBT’s, with fresh sweet corn provided by the Eagle River American Legion Post members.                          —Staff Photo By ERIK BARBER
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:09 PM