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Returning missionaries
The board of Community Bible Church of Eagle River announced it has welcomed back the Rev. Jon Johnson and his family from their missionary work in Kenya, Africa. Johnson and his wife, Almi, served with The Master’s Mission for 18 years working as remote church planters with the Maasai people.  During this time, they also helped the local communities dig wells, supervised the building of a health center and started and staffed a learning center. The family will transition into work at the church. 	             —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:46 PM
Auxiliary plans meeting, luncheon

The Auxiliary-Partners of Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital (MERMH) announced its upcoming events.

There will be a board and membership meeting Tuesday, June 17,  in the hospital cafeteria. The board meeting will begin at 11 a.m., and the membership meeting will start at 12:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be served. New members are welcome.

For more information about the meeting,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:46 PM
Art of Cheese fundraiser set June 18 in Land O’ Lakes

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) will hold its annual fundraiser, the Art of Cheese Wednesday, June 18, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Forest Lake Country Store in Land O’?Lakes.

The event will feature a tasting wine and many Wisconsin cheeses, and a live and silent auction. Tickets are available at the store and the LOLA Center for the Arts for $25.

The live auction includes items such as an art package of work from Wendy Powalisz and Karen Lenhart, a fishing package with Larry Smith Charter, a overnight stay package in Bayfield, and dinner for 10 from local chef Mike McAdams.

Some of the silent auction items include a walking stick from Ottawa

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:46 PM
Drone documentary to show June 18 in Eagle River

Many Ways of Peace in downtown Eagle River will show the documentary, “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars,” Wednesday, June 18, from 7 to 9 p.m.

In the film, director Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films investigates the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad through more than 70 separate interviews, including a former American drone operator.

Since 2004, the United States has used armed drones in hundreds of missile strikes against people in Pakistan.

For more information about the documentary,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:45 PM
Scarecrow-making session planned Thursday, June 12

The Vilas County Master Gardeners and Custom Landscaping of Eagle River will co-sponsor a scarecrow building project Thursday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Custom Landscaping.

Materials for the scarecrow framework will be supplied by Custom Landscaping at a cost of $15 per scarecrow. Apparel and accessories for the scarecrow will need to be provided by the event participants.

A prize will be awarded for the most creative scarecrow made. Reservations are required.

To make a reservation, call Katie at Custom at (715) 479-6762.

Custom Landscaping is located at 1144 Highway 45 South.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:45 PM
Laser Tag Zombie Hunt slated Friday

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

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

“Be on the lookout because phaser equipped zombies

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:45 PM
Service award
Courtney Heller (left), a junior at Northland Pines High School (NPHS), was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award, which honors Americans who have inspired others to engage in volunteer service by their demonstrated commitment and example. Heller is an active Class A Volunteer for Northern Access Special Olympics, serves on the Special Olympics Wisconsin Youth Activation Committee and is a NPHS Project UNIFY co-president. Above, Northern Access Special Olympics Agency Manager Emily Rhode congratulates Heller. 			                    —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:44 PM
Clean-up day
Students at Northland Pines High School made their annual trip around the Eagle River area last Wednesday to clean up yards and parks for the spring. The students, along with their rakes and leaf blowers, were bussed to numerous area homes to help out with yard work. Although the clean-up is typically held near Earth Day, a late spring caused the event to be postponed.               —Staff Photo By ANTHONY?DREW
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:32 PM
Bird club sets fest June 6-7

The Nicolet Bird Club of Three Lakes will host its second annual International Migratory Bird Day Celebration Friday and Saturday, June 6-7.

The celebration will begin Friday evening with a meet-and-greet with noted birder Jack Werner from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by the comedy film “The Big Year” starring Steve Martin and Jack Black at the Three Lakes Center for the Arts Theater, located at 1760 Superior St. in downtown Three Lakes.

Werner will share his experiences and tips

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:31 PM
Pines Hall of Fame sets ceremony June 6

The Northland Pines School District will induct the sixth class into the Alumni Hall of Fame Friday, June 6, at 6 p.m. The ceremony will take place in the auditorium of the high school. This year’s inductees include two past graduates of Eagle River Union/Northland Pines High School.

A committee of 12 spent a year planning and preparing for this induction class. Inductees must meet the following criteria in order to be nominated:

— Graduated from Eagle River Union/Northland Pines High School or served the district;

— Graduated from high school a

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:30 PM