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Pines high school releases honor roll

Northland Pines High School has announced the students named to its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2013-’14 school year.


Highest honors

Ninth grade: Benjamin Dorn, Shelby Foster, Anna Hayes, Abel Lifschutz, Audrey Lindemann, Sara McCormack, David Mendham, Mariah Miller, John Misina, Austin Patterson, Alexandra Smith, Jonathan Tomasoski, Laine Vanden Boom and Noah Weber.

10th grade: Connor Cox, Makayla Hayes,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:13 PM
Hom elected county executive at annual Badger Boys State

Ryan Hom of Northland Pines High School was elected county executive of Badger Boys State Dodge County.

At the start of the program, Badger Boys State citizens are grouped into nine fictional counties.

Badger Boys State county elections were completed June 17 following campaigning at the 2014 session, which ran from June 14-21 in Ripon.

“Badger Boys State has been an unbelievable experience,”

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:13 PM
Skibinski looks to Kickstarter to get boost in music industry
Northland Pines graduate Autumn Skibinski, right, has formed the band Only on Tuesdays with Martin Valencia, center, and Tracy Lambertucci, left.                  —Contributed Photo
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Autumn Skibinski, a 2011 Northland Pines High School graduate, is attempt­ing to make it big in the music industry.

Skibinski has spent the last two and one-half years living in Los Angeles in an effort to progress within the music industry and is now looking for financial assistance to take the next step.

Employed at Azoff Music,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:11 PM
Author Benson sets reading, signing July 1

Author Brian Benson, Northland Pines High School alumnus, is currently on a bicycle book tour to promote his recently published book,  “Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America.” As part of the tour, Benson will make a stop at the Land O’ Lakes Town Hall Tuesday, July 1, at 6 p.m. for a reading and book signing.

The book, published by Plume, is Benson’s account of his bicycle trip from Northern Wisconsin to Portland, Ore.

For his promotional tour, he will start in Land O’ Lakes and bike to Chicago, Ill., making stops along the way at bookstores and libraries for readings and signings.

New York Times bestselling author of

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:09 PM
The Bear Trap Inn has new owner
Tom Baertschy, second from left, has purchased The Bear Trap Inn in Land O’ Lakes. He and his staff reopened the business May 1 and it’s open seven days a week.              —STAFF PHOTO

The Bear Trap Inn, located at 4703 Highway B in Land O’ Lakes, has a new owner, Tom Baertschy. The grand opening was held May 1.

“The restaurant serves the finest steaks and seafood, and features a new patio and new landscaping. My goal is to provide the North Woods with quality food and be the longest

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:07 PM
Book sculpture class set July 10-11

The Mill Paper and Book Arts will present the workshop “Book and Place: Sculptural Book Forms Investigating Place,” Thursday and Friday, July 10 and 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, at Circle of Life Studio in Eagle River. The instructor is Wisconsin artist Dara Larson.

Participants in the workshop will explore the process of using found objects with personal meaning and mixed media techniques to create a book sculpture commemorating a place of importance.

“Students will incorporate objects, text,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:06 PM
New members
The Nokomis Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a nonprofit women’s organization for the descendants of individuals who aided in achieving American independence, met at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Eagle River June 5. Betty Henry (far left), vice regent, and Mary Bybee (far right), regent, welcomed new members, from left, Kathleen Alleman of  Eagle River, Nancy Anderson of Minocqua, Diane Bradley of Watersmeet, Mich., Mary Schroeder of Town­send, and Mary Ann Fields of Boulder Junction. Missing from the photo were Amy Swerdlin and Kelsey Reigel.                     —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:05 PM
Pines Farm to School program announces summer activities

Northland Pines Farm to School recently announced  its upcoming weekly garden activities in St. Germain and Eagle River as part of its summer garden program.

Summer hands-on learning activities at the school gardens are provided by AmeriCorps members Amanda Acklam and Jasmyn Schmidt, with support from School Garden Resource Coordinator Mary Stys of Vilas County UW-Extension.

Children and community members throughout the district are welcome to attend.  No preregistration is required.

St. Germain Elementary School garden

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:04 PM
Saydee Terzinski returns to UW-Extension office

Saydee Terzinski will return to her position as UW-Extension horticulture assistant for Oneida County this summer, and will be available to answer gardening, plant and bug questions.

Terzinski began her horticulture duties working for the UW-Extension office last June.

Her role at UW-Extension will find her helping out at the community garden Wednesday mornings, the Minocqua Farmers Market Friday mornings and the Hodag Farmers Market Saturday mornings.

Summer office hours may vary, but regularly Terzinski will be in the office Mondays,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:04 PM
Browsing breweries
More than 900 attendees were all smiles at the start of the 10th annual Great Northern Beer Festival in Eagle River Saturday afternoon . Using guide books to learn about 30 microbreweries, festivalgoers were treated to samples of any brew they liked the sound of (above). Eagle River’s own Tribute Brewing Co. was on hand, along with Minocqua Brewing Co. of Oneida County. Proceeds from the event will benefit Vilas Food Pantry, the Humane Society of Vilas County, the Olson Memorial Library Expansion Project, Great Headwaters Trail and the Eagle River Historical Museum.       —Staff Photos By ANTHONY?DREW?and RYAN?BURGY
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:33 PM