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Silent sports aren’t quiet
on economic impacts

A North Woods case study on the economic impacts of active silent sports enthusiasts shows that even fitness-minded tourists spend millions of dollars on trips here, disproving old stereotypes about skiers and cyclists being too frugal to help tourism.

 

Among other things, the study showed that nonresidents of Ashland, Bayfield and Sawyer counties accounted for 95% of the roughly 26,700 participants in skiing and biking events during 2012.

 

The study defines an active silent sports enthusiast as someone who

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:28 PM
 
Many helped raise funds to battle breast cancer

Letter to the Editor:

The Ladies Night Out Bowling League hosted its 10th annual fundraiser Strike Out Cancer at Eagle Lanes Saturday, Feb. 15,  in Eagle River to raise money for Marshfield Clinic for  breast cancer research.

There were 111 bowlers who bowled and enjoyed knocking down pink pins, participating in raffles and a silent auction, including a Green Bay Packers football silent auction, and buying pink ribbon cookies.

All the participants  helped us realize our goal of $10,000, with money still coming in to support this cause.

There is a tremendous amount of work involved

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:27 PM
 
Musical was amazing

Letter to the Editor:

Northland Pines High School did it again and it is simply amazing. The “Sound of Music” the weekend of Feb. 7-9 was absolutely great. The talent of our young people in the Eagle River area is astounding.

The school musical last year, “Footloose,” was the best play/musical I have ever seen and the “Sound of Music” stands shoulder to shoulder with last year’s musical.

The auditorium was nearly full Saturday

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:27 PM
 
Gift bags were appreciated

Dear Editor:

We would like to recognize  Mrs. Garbowicz’s first grade class at Three Lakes Elementary School for the Valentine’s Day gift bags they made for the senior citizens who receive meals from the Oneida County Department On Aging in the Three Lakes area.

We deliver meals once a week on Thursdays and

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:26 PM
 
It’s not easy to pull yourself out of poverty

Letter to the Editor:

Robert Reich, in his recent column “Conservatives point to poverty,” criticizes conservatives because they place more emphasis on the problem of poverty than they do on inequality. Why not?

We should care more about the poor than we do about the gap between the super rich and the impoverished. What difference does it make whether there are 10 or 1,000 billionaires in the country? The important measure is the number of people in poverty and

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:18 PM
 
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