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Artarama to feature two silent auctions

Two silent auctions will be offered at the 42nd annual Artarama Saturday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Eagle River. The event is held rain or shine.

“Artarama exhibitors generously donate their artwork to be auctioned with minimum bids starting at just one-half of the normal retail cost,” said Karen Kubacki, silent auction chairwoman.

Artarama visitors can peruse the items on the silent auction, make a bid, take in the rest of the show and return to check or increase their bid.

All proceeds from the silent auctions will be put towards two

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:10 PM
Two Eagle River businesses featured in diner directory

The “Directory of Ma & Pa Restaurants”?recently ranked Leif’s Café and Friendship House Family Restaurant, both in Eagle?River, as two of the best small diners in the entire state.

The directory was published by Our Wisconsin magazine as a result of its “My Favorite Ma &?Pa Restaurant” series.

“After these small town restaurants were featured in the magazine,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:10 PM
Pancake breakfast slated July 5

There will be a free pancake breakfast Saturday, July 5, from 8 to 11 a.m. at The Rock Mission Center, located at 1019 Wall St. in Eagle River, next to Trig’s grocery store.

The menu will feature  homemade pancake batter, fresh fruit, sausage, ham,  coffee and juice. Donations will be welcomed, and all proceeds will go to the center and its community outreach programs.

For more information, contact Kim Simac at (715) 891-3207 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:08 PM
Feith awarded scholarship from multiple sclerosis society

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) Wisconsin Chapter has announced that Coty Feith, a senior at Northland Pines High School in Eagle River, has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship.

Feith will use the scholarship at UW-Eau Claire where she plans to study business administration.

The society’s annual scholarship program helps students affected by multiple sclerosis pursue a college or technical school education.

It is open to high school seniors who live with multiple sclerosis (MS) or

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:06 PM
Meagan Neis receives competitive internship

The Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) System has selected Meagan Neis, a graduate of Northland Pines High School in 2010, to receive a competitive summer internship in community health.

Neis has studied Global Health and African Languages at UW-Madison, and is originally from Eagle River.

The Community Health Internship Program (CHIP) is a program of the Wisconsin AHEC System,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:05 PM
Students of the month
The Northland Pines High School students of the month for May are, front row from left, Coty Feith, senior; Allyson Sima, junior; Alexandrea Falcetta, sophomore; and JoHanna Marley, freshman. Financial sponsor representatives are, back row, Rob Dixon, Ripco Credit Union; Nancy Schuller, River Valley Bank; Cheryl Olejniczak, Associated Bank; and Theresa Sullivan, First National Bank.                  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:04 PM
Pines gets Farm to School grant

Northland Pines School District has received an AmeriCorps Farm to School Partnership Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection  (DATCP) for the second year in a row.

The goal of the Northland Pines AmeriCorps Farm to School program is to provide an innovative approach to decreasing childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating habits in students and increasing access to local foods in schools.

The grant provides the program two half-time

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:03 PM
Writing contest
Third- through fifth-grade students from Land O’ Lakes Elementary School recently participated in the Delta Kappa Gamma Writing Contest, which is open to students in grades three through eight. Participating students each wrote and illustrated their own stories which were then sent to be judged. Each grade level at the school had a first-, second- and third-place winner. Contest winners were, front row from left, Patrick Roth, fourth grade; Gabe Hickson, fourth grade; and James Fritz, third grade; back row, Molly Payne, fourth grade; Vovka Gehr, third grade; MaryKate Kusick, third grade; Billy Garrison, fifth grade; and Kate Thoma, fifth grade. Missing from the photo is fifth-grader Walker Hook.    —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:02 PM
Pines student awarded business scholarship
1st Choice Driving School owner Dave Mac (left) and his wife, Chris (right), recently awarded Northland Pines High School (NPHS) senior Isaac Doud a $100 scholarship for creating the driving school’s website in a advanced web design class at NPHS. 	—Contributed Photo

Northland Pines High School (NPHS) senior Isaac Doud was awarded a $100 scholarship from 1st Choice Driving School owner Dave Mac and his wife Chris for creating their company’s website as part of a project in his advanced web-design class at the high school.

Doud has worked on several projects involving small businesses throughout his years at Pines,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:00 PM
Medical center holds Pediatrics Day
First-grade students dressed in surgical scrubs and learned about the medical field at Howard Young Medical Center’s Pediatrics Day. Students from St. Germain Elementary School were among some of the children that attended this event. 	—Contributed Photo

Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC) in Woodruff held recently held its annual Pediatrics Day.

Approximately 150 first graders, including students from St. Germain Elementary School, took part in the event which provided educational opportunities for the children.

During the event, participants dressed up like doctors and surgeons,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1:59 PM