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Blizzard Blast
An estimated attendance of 400 to 500 people gathered at the Conover Community Park Sunday for the Northwoods Blizzard Blast. Pictured are participants in the curling competition. The event ended at dusk with a fireworks show.                  —Staff Photo By ANTHONY?DREW
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:16 PM
Frozen Tozen Winter Fest slated Feb. 22

The sixth annual Boulder Junction Frozen Tozen Winter Fest, sponsored by Stormy Kromer and the Boulder Junction Chamber, will be this Saturday, Feb. 22.

The event will feature an ice fishing tournament on Boulder Lake, a 1-mile snowshoe race, turkey bowling, shuffle board, warm food and drinks, sledding, a bonfire and ice skating at Boulder Junction’s Winter Park.

All ice fishing tournament proceeds support the Boulder Junction Boat Landing Improvement Fund and Winter Park activities will benefit, in part, the Community Food Pantry.

Tournament registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Boulder Lake landing,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:14 PM
Financial aid event scheduled at Nicolet

Anyone planning to attend college next fall that would like help filling out financial aid forms is welcome to attend a College Goal Wisconsin event Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. in the Nicolet College Theatre located in the Learning Resources Center.

The session will offer tips on filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and give attendees the opportunity to fill out the application at the event.

“Earning a college degree is a great way to get ahead in life and, for many, receiving financial aid is the only way they are able to make college a reality,” said Jill Price, director of financial aid at Nicolet College.

Price added that about 80% of the students attending Nicolet

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:14 PM
Northland Pines High School to host a cappella vocal quintet
Northland Pines High School in Eagle River will host a performance from reVoiced, a cappella vocal quintet, Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. as part of the 2014 Music In Schools Tour.   —Contributed Photo

An a cappella vocal quintet without instruments or background tracks will perform at Northland Pines High School in Eagle River Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. as part of the 2014 Music In Schools Tour.

Preconcert vocal jazz music by select members of the high school choir groups will be performed beginning at 6:45 p.m.

The members of reVoiced have performed throughout the world,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:13 PM
Math Week concludes at Pines
Math Week sponsors, teachers and big prize winners included, front row from left, Steve Miller, math teacher; John Hayes, math teacher; Marcus Clure, big prize winner; Dillan Schneider, big prize winner; Ann Perry, science teacher; and Don Czarapata, math teacher; back row, Mitch Cable, science teacher; Jacob Husing, math teacher; Katie Hayes, Arrow Gift Shop; Ryan Lamon, Watercraft Sales; Lori Collins, SonicNet; Larry Snedden, Nicolet National Bank; Rick Lovdal, Sayner Mobil; Jim Wittinghill, Eagle Waste and Recycling; Bill Weber, Parsons of Eagle River; Darren Rubo, CornerStone Custom Builders; Rob Dixon, Ripco Credit Union; and Jennifer Nickel, science teacher.

The sixth annual Math Week took place at Northland Pines Middle and High Schools from Feb. 3-7.

The event was organized by the Northland Pines Mathematics Department which includes Don Czarapata, John Hayes, Katie Carey, Jacob Husing, Steve Miller, Tara Petreikis and Sandy Reynolds.

This year’s theme, “Growing with Math and Science,” had the math department teaming up with the science department which features Jennifer Nickel, Robin Indermuehle, Amy Justice, Mitch Cable, Ann Perry,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:12 PM
Pines middle school reports honor roll

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


Highest honors

Sixth grade: Danielle Anderson, Emma Brewer, Jamie Burton, Amy Deditz, Jillian Gleason, Dane Gleason, Kevin John, Marie Milanowski, Joseph Misina, Liam Oas, Morgan Phillipich, Anna Reese, Brady Snedden and Jack Van Wormer.

Seventh grade: Gillian Bellman, Terrell Birchbauer, Mikaela Calix,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:11 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:13 PM )
Library to host book sale

The Friends of Walter Olson Memorial Library will host a book sale Thursday, Feb. 27, through Saturday, March 1, at the library, located at 203 N. Main St. in Eagle River.

Hours are Thursday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hardcover books and tapes cost $1,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:10 PM
Patriotic club
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse surprised the members of the Eagle River Elementary School's All American Kids Club with a cake at their last meeting with a picture cake. Mr. Jesse is a veteran who wanted to thank the children for their efforts to honor veterans through their patriotic mailings. The club was created to instill and nurture a sense of pride and patriotism in elementary-aged students through monthly correspondences with veterans and active duty military personnel.                                        —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:09 PM
Relay fundraiser slated at Falcons game Feb. 22

Northwoods Relay For Life in Eagle River an­nounced its upcoming preparations for the event scheduled June 20.

The Eagle River Falcons hockey team, in conjunction with the Northland Pines High School girls and boys hockey teams, will have a Paint the Rink Purple Relay fundraiser at the Eagle River Sports Arena Saturday, Feb. 22, beginning at 8 p.m.

The Falcons will play the Mosinee Papermakers at this event, which will feature various raffles and Relay items for sale, a 50/50 raffle and a puck toss.

Admission will be $5 for adults,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:09 PM
Wingra Woodwind Quintet to perform March 1
The Wingra Woodwind Quintet, presented by Three Lakes School/Community Arts Association, will perform at the Reiter Center in Three Lakes Saturday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be $10 and can be purchased at the door. Students younger than 18 will be admitted free of charge.                                                             —Contributed Photo

The Three Lakes School/Community Arts Association  (TLSCAA). will present the Wingra Woodwind Quintet Saturday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Reiter Center in Three Lakes.

Tickets will be $10 each, and can be purchased at the door. Students younger than 18 will be admitted free of charge. Season tickets will be honored. There are no advanced ticket sales.

Founded in 1965, the Wingra Woodwind Quintet is the ensemble-in-residence at the UW-Madison School of Music.

“Since its formation, the quintet has established

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:07 PM