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Vilas entrepreneurs receive training
Vilas County entrepreneurs graduating from the Entrepreneurship Training program are, first row from left, Steve Strauss, Lynn Upthagrove,   Melissa Klessig, Sandy Lotto and Sandy Apfel; back row, Don Kiey, Steve Lacko, Kelly Lacko, Tom Nitz, Jean Nitz and Linda Tollefson. —Contributed Photo

Eleven Vilas County entrepreneurs recently received specialized training through the E-Seed Entrepreneurship Training program sponsored by Nicolet College and hosted by the Vilas County Economic Development Corp.

Over the 12 sessions, students examined numerous aspects of running a successful business. Topics included how to conduct a feasibility study, analyze competition, and understand legal and insurance issues.

Students were also introduced to social media,

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:21 PM
 
Meteorologist Benz to speak at Trees

Trees For Tomorrow in?Eagle River announced its upcoming events.

Chief Meteorologist Matt Benz of WJFW-TV in Rhinelander will talk about unique aspects of weather in the North Woods Tuesday, June 10, at 7:15 p.m. at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River.

Benz’s talk is the first of 10 Tuesday evening public presentations hosted by Trees For Tomorrow over the next several weeks as part of the natural resources school’s summer outreach efforts.

Benz graduated from the University of North Dakota

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:20 PM
 
Peoples State Bank donates to parent teacher student group
Amy Young (front left) from Peoples State Bank hands a donation check to Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) treasurer and teacher Laura Weber (front right). Students,  faculty and Peoples State Bank employees present at the check donation were, front row from left, Nathan Krause, Samantha Ring, Sadie Jensema, Nicole Ravanelli and Mary Discipio; back row,  PTSO Vice President Mary Schiffman, Val Dreger and Denise Jantzen from Peoples State Bank, PTSO President Kelly McGill, teacher Todd Wilfer and Principal Jackie Coghlan.                       —Contributed Photo

Peoples State Bank in Eagle River recently donated $500 to the Northland Pines Middle School Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO).

This was a matching donation when the middle school exceeded its goal of raising money through the Box Tops for Education program.

Peoples Bank challenged the PTSO to raise more than

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:19 PM
 
Northern Access Special Olympics competes in Hometown Games

The Northern Access Special Olympics Athletic Team competed in the Hometown Games Saturday, May 10, in Merrill.

The Hometown Games serve as a qualifier for the Special Olympics Wisconsin State Summer Games to be held at UW-Stevens Point June 5-7.

Athletes who received a first, second or third place in any event at the Hometown Games are eligible to compete in the State Games.

“With the sun shining and smiles on their faces,

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:19 PM
 
Laser Tag Zombie Hunt scheduled June 13

The second annual Laser Tag Zombie Hunt is set Friday, June 13, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Eagle Falls Adventure Golf and Laser Tag, located at 1040 East Pine St. in Eagle River.

Teams of five players will compete for the high score during the hunt. To make points, participants will tag opponents, their target and zombies.

“Be on the lookout because phaser equipped zombies are lurking in the darkness waiting for participants,” said a Laser Tag Zombie Hunt organizer.

Each member of the first place team will win

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:18 PM
 
Peer-to-peer mental illness program to start June 9 in Rhinelander

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Northern Lakes will offer a free, 10-week peer-to-peer education program for adults living with mental illness starting Monday, June 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Rhinelander.

Taught by trained peer mentors who are living in recovery with a mental illness, this nationally acclaimed course is designed to help people understand and cope with their mental illness.

The course uses a combination of lecture, discussion, interactive exercises and stress-management techniques.

Topics covered include the major mental illnesses, brain biology and function,

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:18 PM
 
Middle-school students partake in state duck-stamp competition
Northland Pines Middle School duck stamp designers included, front row from left, Lily Martin, Josie Gardner, Lacey Gilomen, Rachael Krupka, Cheyanne Felten, Langdon Langhoff, Kevin John and Joe Misina; second row, Morgan Phillipich, Hadley Kruse, Ashlin Messner, Lauren Ritzer, Ethan Graper, David Sau­vola, Jillian Gleason and Paige Hickson; back row, Michael Sullivan, Trevor Williams, Nathan Rouse, Hailey Rose, Gabby Herfin­dahl, Aaron Krause, Ryan Peterson, Tanner Kiesow, Silas Savage and Allison Pearce. Missing from the photo were Dani Jo Anderson and Sydney Geiger.                              —Contributed Photo

Students at Northland Pines Middle School in Eagle River recently participated in the Junior Duck Stamp state competition.

The competition is a nationwide event that helps students learn the importance of conservation of natural resources.

Students use a variety of references as they select a species of waterfowl to draw, including actual taxidermy mounts of ducks and geese, duck decoys,

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:16 PM
 
Hospital volunteers
Partners-Auxiliary of Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital members were presented years of service pins at a recent luncheon at Chanticleer Inn. They included, from left, Pat Van Acker, Joe Keena, Peggie Lambert, Jean Holdmann, Diana Sell, Diane Schoessow and Pat Kohler. Missing from the photo were Gilbert Wank, Rita Coe, Don Second, Joyce Wied, Bernice Gilbert and Dorothy Ivaska. The volunteers totalled 50,405 hours.                                                 —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:15 PM
 
Lake of the Torches lists summer events

Lake of the Torches Resort Casino, located in Lac du Flambeau, announced its summer entertainment events.

“The Man in Black Show,” a tribute to Johnny Cash, is set Saturday, June 21, at 8 p.m. Tribute artist and accomplished musician Shawn Barker will aim to recreate Cash’s resemblance and stage presence in this performance.  Tickets are $15 and are on sale now.

The rock group Kansas will perform Saturday, June 28, at 8 p.m.

The band has earned eight gold albums,

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:15 PM
 
President installed
Peggie Lambert (center) of Phelps was recently installed as president of the North Central District of Partners -Wisconsin Hospital Association. Congratulating Lambert were, from left, Pat Van Acker, Peggy Kalt, Marie Maciag and Pam Berdal, all from Eagle River Memorial Hospital. Lambert is also a former president of the Auxiliary at Eagle River Memorial Hospital and serves on the gift shop committee. 	            —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:14 PM
 
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