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Northwoods Combat Challenge scheduled Saturday, July 5
The Northwoods Combat Challenge is set Saturday, July 5, at the AMSOIL World Championship Derby Track in Eagle River. Stef Schneider of Sugar Camp will be featured in the main event. Schneider is involved in a nonprofit organization called It Matters to One Animal Rescue. To date, she has saved more than 200 dogs from shelters in California and Wisconsin. The proceeds from the tickets she sells from the event will benefit her dog-saving endeavors. 	—Contributed Photo

The AMSOIL World Championship Derby Track in Eagle River will once again be the home for the Northwoods Combat Challenge, sanctioned by USA Federation of Pankration Athlima, Saturday, July 5.

The open day tournament will begin at 10 a.m. Championships and main events will start at 6 p.m. This is an outdoor event. Free camping will be available.

The featured main event will be Sugar Camp local Stef Schneider

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:24 PM
Fundraiser golf tourney
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library recently held its annual golf classic, which raised a preliminary total of nearly $9,100 with the help of event sponsors Nelson’s Ace Hardware, First National Bank of Eagle River, and Jim and Christine Spring. Showing a banner for the event were, front row from left, Jessica Eibner of Ace Hardware, Norma Yaeger of the Library Foundation, Christine Spring and David Eibner of Ace Hardware; back row, Tom Ellis of First National Bank, John Hletko of the Library Foundation and Jim Spring.  —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:23 PM
Softball classic
Three Lakes held its 34th annual Softball Classic Friday through Sunday with 19 teams participating in the double-elimination men’s tournament. Bucketheads of Rhine-lander, after losing a game Saturday, bounced back to win six straight Sunday to take first place. Cross Country of Sugar Camp placed second after dropping two straight to Bucketheads in the championship games Sunday. Third went to Pine Isle of Three Lakes and fourth to The Elite Extra of Osseo-Fairchild.              —Staff Photo By KURT KRUEGER
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:37 PM
Olson Memorial Library raises more than $9,000 at golf event
Deb and Rick Conant (right) presented first-place golfers Garth and Beth Gilster (left) at the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library’s 21st annual golf classic.        —Contributed Photo

The 21st annual Walter E. Olson Library Foundation’s Golf Classic was held under ideal golfing weather June 8 at Eagle River Golf Course.

Forty-eight golfers competed in the two-person shotgun start scramble, raising a preliminary total of $9,100 for the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library.

The funds earned at this golf event will be added

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:34 PM
Riley signs national letter of intent to play soccer for Wisconsin Badgers
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Paula Wilkins, head women’s soccer coach for the University of Wisconsin, announced last Tuesday six high school seniors who have signed national letters of intent to attend Wisconsin and play soccer for the Badgers beginning in the fall of 2014, including Caitlin Riley of Eagle River.

Riley, the daughter of Charles and Laura Riley of Eagle River, attended Northland Pines High School her freshman and sophomore years and then attended Shattuck High School in Faribault, Minn. She played foward at both Pines and Shattuck.

A three-star prospect, according to

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:34 PM