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Church plans youth ministry this Saturday

Elevate Youth Ministries of Abundant Life Church will kick off its new youth ministry with a “Warning Signs” series for middle and high school students Saturday, Aug. 30, at Abundant Life Outreach Center.

Middle school students will meet at the church from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The high school sessions will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The program will feature games, pizza, live music, prizes and a message from Rev. Rob Dixon, Abundant Life youth pastor.

“Come and hang

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:57 PM
Ebert of Eagle River competes in Miss Teen

McKenzie Ebert, daughter of Tom and Wendy Ebert of Eagle River, was among the 48 candidates competing for the title of Miss Teen of Wisconsin at the 2014 State Pageant, which was held Aug. 8-10 in Stevens Point.

The winner of the pageant competition received a $1,000 cash scholarship, medallion of excellence, custom-designed award plaque and sash.

Each candidate was scored in six judging categories,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:51 PM
Walk Multiple Sclerosis slated in Rhinelander

Walk Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Rhinelander, Wisconsin’s only 5-kilometer Walk MS event north of Wausau, will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, at Rhinelander High School. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

Last year, approximately 300 people attended the event and raised more than $35,000. This year, the goal is to raise $40,000.

Proceeds raised will benefit the National MS Society-Wisconsin

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:50 PM
Nicolet College names graduates, dean’s list

Nicolet College recently held its spring 2014 commencement ceremonies. Area students receiving degrees and diplomas included:

Jarrod Avery with a criminal justice corrections specialist technical diploma and Adam Thompson nursing assistant technical diploma, both of Conover;

Toni Bates associate degree in liberal arts, Susan Beihoff

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:48 PM
Eagle Falls to host Halloween adventure

Eagle Falls Adventure Golf and Laser Tag in Eagle River will close Monday, Sept. 1, so that the site can transform into Evil Falls House of Tormented Souls, which will open Friday, Oct. 3.

Evil Falls House of Tormented Souls is owned and operated by Mark and Karen Cropsey of Eagle River, who will play the characters of Marcus Dread and Karena D. Cay.

Evil Falls consists of 13 distinct areas specifically designed to provide scares and frights based on lost and tormented souls in various environments.

Those who enter the halls of Evil Falls

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:47 PM
Shabby Chic Workshop slated in Land O’ Lakes

Land O Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) will present the Shabby Chic Workshop with artist Shirley Battin at her studio Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Attendees will use chalk paint to create a designer look. No sanding or no priming will be necessary. After painting, the item is given a clear wax finish to give picture frames or old pieces of furniture a new life.

The cost is $20. Registration deadline Tuesday, Sept. 2. Contact Wendy Powalisz for the supply list.

Watercolor?Wednesday will be held every

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:47 PM
Trail donation
 The 10th Annual Freedom 5K Fun Run was held June 29 in St. Germain. The event was started in 2005 in an effort to raise money for the St. Germain Bike and Hike trail. Race officials and gold sponsors met on the trail to present a check in the amount of $4,100 to the St. Germain Bike and Hike Trail Fund. Attending the check presentation were,  front row from left, Laura Reuling, race volunteer; Anne Small, bike trail committee chairwoman; back row, Liz Sutter, St. Germain Lioness Club; Penny Weismann, St. Germain Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Michael McGill, Marshfield Clinic; and Andrew, Kelly and Matthew of the McGill family. Missing from the photo was Alan Albee of Eagle Waste and Recycling.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:43 PM
Wilderness medicine program planned

Ministry Medical Group Woodruff will offer a free education event, “What in the World is Wilderness Medicine?”  Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 5 p.m. in Classrooms 2 and 3 at Howard Young Medical Center, located at 240 Maple St. in Woodruff.

According to Ministry Health Care Public Relations Representative Matt Thompson, wilderness medicine is a rapidly evolving field of medicine that trains health-care providers to provide vital emergency care and meet the unique challenges

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:42 PM
Antique show set Aug. 30-31

C&J Promotions 2014 Antique Show will take place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-31, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lakeland Union High School, located at 9573 Highway 70 in Minocqua.

Admission will be $4 for adults. Children younger than 14 will be admitted free of charge. Proceeds partially benefit the Special Olympics.

For more information, call (715)?588-3665 or visit

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:41 PM
Church celebrates 125 years by commissioning art piece
Following the dedication of a permanent art piece commemorating the 125th anniversary of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eagle River, from left, Bernie Hupperts, moderator of the church and chairman of the anniversary events, Patti Roberts of the Sanctuary Arts Group and artist Carl Gromoll took a closer look at the work.                       —Contributed Photo

An original piece of art has been installed and dedicated in the sanctuary of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eagle River to conclude the 125th anniversary celebration of the founding of the church.

Designed and created by local wood artist Carl Gromoll, the piece is named “Spirit Triangle.” It is made from a piece of white oak from a 258-year-old tree, known as the “Spirit Oak,” that grew on family land in southern Wisconsin.

The tree died in 2008. Gromoll

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:38 PM