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Vilas Fair starts Thursday
Midway rides will be one of the featured activities at the Vilas County Fair Thursday through Sunday.     —STAFF PHOTO

The 98th annual Vilas County Fair will be held in Eagle River Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 7-10, supplying area families with an abundance of activities as it has since the inaugural event in 1916.

The fair will open Thursday night with the signaling of the Civil War cannon.

“Join us for our second annual truck pull Saturday at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:59 PM
Paul Bunyan Fest scheduled Aug. 13

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is seeking vendors to display their  Woods-themed and other handmade crafts for sale at Paul Bunyan Fest set 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 05, 2014 2:59 PM
Good times
The Three Lakes Fire Department held its annual Firemen’s Picnic as a fundraiser Sunday at Cy Williams Park. Above, attendees picked out a door prize.          —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:58 PM
Primary races set Aug. 12
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Democratic candidates for governor Mary Burke and Brett Hulsey will be among those included on primary election ballots next Tuesday, Aug. 12.

The incumbent Rep. Sean Duffy will be challenged by Don Raihala in a Republican primary race for Wisconsin’s 7th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Burke is a former Trek Bicycle executive and

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:56 PM
Business counselor available Aug. 12

A counselor from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Stevens Point will be in Eagle River, by appointment only, Tuesday, Aug. 12.

Confidential business counseling is available without charge to current or prospective small-business operators on issues ranging from financial management to sources of capital.

The SBDC staff member will meet clients at the Vilas County UW-Extension office in the Courthouse, located at 330 Court St. in Eagle River, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Appointments must be made in advance by calling (715) 346-4609 or through the SBDC’s website at

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:56 PM