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Pines high school releases second-quarter honor roll

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

Highest honors
Ninth grade: Benjamin Dorn, Shelby Foster, Anna Hayes, Audrey Lindemann, Sara McCormack, John Misina, Austin Patterson, Alexandra Smith, Laine Vanden Boom and Noah Weber.
10th grade: Kevin Gauthier, Makayla Hayes, Jennah Ludwig,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:13 PM
Pines seeking prom dresses

Northland Pines High School (NPHS) is currently collecting prom dresses for its  second annual prom dress exchange through Wednesday, March 12. Dresses may be dropped off at the main office.
The prom dress exchange will be held Fridays, March 14 and March 21,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:13 PM
Conservation camp set at Trees For Tomorrow

The Wisconsin Land & Water Conservation Association Youth Conservation Camp will be held June 23-27  at Trees for Tomorrow, a natural resources specialty school located in Eagle River.
The camp will provide an in-depth look at natural resources management and careers and will feature daily field trips, habitat restoration and other in-the-field projects.
The registration fee will be $225 and covers all programs,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:13 PM
Laskowski of Marshfield Clinic visits Dominican Republic for eye care mission
Optician Sue Laskowski (left) of the Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center Optical Shop went on a optical eye care mission in Vallejuelo, Dominican Republic, from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1.                	                                                —Contributed Photo

Sue Laskowski, optician at the Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center Optical Shop, used her vacation time again this year to join an optical eye care mission.
This year, the team of nine people, including three optometrists and six support staff, ventured to Vallejuelo,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:12 PM
Pines cheer and dance
The Northland Pines cheer and dance teams teamed up to perform during halftime at the Northland Pines girls basketball game last Tuesday. Team members include, front row from left, Christina Angonne, Nicole Deditz, Gail Vander Bloomen, Amanda Farrow, Kaylee Brown; and back row, Britney Pirus, Anna Winquist, Autumn Pittman, Jessica Anderson and Rebekah Puffer.                                     —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:11 PM
Table tennis tournament scheduled March 15

YMCA of the Northwoods will host the Clash of the Paddles Table Tennis Tournament Saturday, March 15, at Northland Pines High School Fieldhouse in Eagle River.
“Dust off those paddles, practice and sign up for this fun competitive event,” said event coordinator Marilyn Duschl. “This tournament is for all ages and ability levels, and is a great way to enjoy the competitive sport of table tennis.”
The youth division, eighth grade and younger,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:10 PM
Shopko donates
The Shopko Hometown Foundation donated $750 to the Northland Pines School District as part of its Help Us Give Back initiative. Sandy Wiedenbauer of Shopko  Hometown presented the check to school District Administrator Mike Richie, who said the funds will be put in an account for students who need school supplies.             —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:09 PM
Little Pine Cones Lodge announces sponsorship of child-care food program

The Little Pine Cones Lodge child-care center announces the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)?at its site located at 1165 Highway 45 S. in Eagle River.
The program receives funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
The program provides financial assistance to childcare centers so

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:09 PM
Resort unveils new website

Black Bear Lodge in St. Germain announced that the first 100 people who sign up for the resort’s e-newsletter via its new website,, will be entered into a drawing for a weekend getaway at the lodge.
Black Bear Lodge’s new website features  photography,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:09 PM
Local donation
Vilas County Public Health donated $3,400 to the Department of Natural Resources to help sponsor a new mobile billboard that will be used to promote safety messages throughout Vilas County. The project, spearheaded by DNR Warden Tim Price, will promote safety messages related to boating, hunting, snowmobiling and other topics. Participating in the check presentation were, from left, Price, Public Health Committee Chairman Erv Teichmiller, Public Health Committee member Carolyn Ritter and Vilas County Parks and Recreation Administrator Dale Mayo.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:07 PM