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Water anyone?
ozens of volunteers helped at water stations along the Journeys Marathon route Saturday. A young boy (above) carrying a walking stick watched a runner.              —Staff Photo By RYAN BURGY
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:22 PM
Water anyone?
Dozens of volunteers helped at water stations along the Journeys Marathon route Saturday. An Elvis impersonator (above) offered a drink.              —Staff Photo By                   RYAN BURGY
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:21 PM
Nicolet graduation scheduled May 17

Nicolet College will hold graduation ceremonies Saturday, May 17, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., marking the end of an academic year where 521 students earned an associate degree, diploma or certificate from the college.

The ceremonies will be held in the Nicolet College Theatre, located in the Learning Resources Center on the Rhinelander campus, one mile south of the city off of Highway G.

This year Nicolet added a third ceremony for the first time in order to accommodate all of the graduates, friends and family members expected to attend the events in the Nicolet College.

“It’s exciting to see so much hard work pay off

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:20 PM
Elvis, Patsy Cline tribute planned this Saturday

An Elvis and Patsy Cline tribute artists dinner and show to benefit the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing (NATH) Frederick Place in Rhinelander, will take place Saturday, May 17, at Whitetail Inn, located at 9038 Highway 70 W. in St. Germain.

Social will be at 5 p.m., dinner of stuffed pork, parsley potatoes, vegetable, rolls, and dessert will be served at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m.

Garry Wesley, portraying Elvis, has performed through­out the United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico and South America.

Wesley was recently awarded the 2013

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:19 PM
Giving of themselves
Lorry and Jim Skelton of Three Lakes are retiring after working at and managing St. Peter’s Thrift Shop in Eagle River for the past 14 years.  —Photo By Sonia Dionne

Skeltons to retire from St. Peter’s Thrift Shop

By Sonia Dionne
Feature Writer

An area couple will be celebrating retirement with mixed emotions after 14 years of managing the St. Peter’s Thrift Shop in Eagle River.

Jim and Lorry Skelton, from Three Lakes, have transitioned right along with the shop . . . from those early years of volunteering, then taking responsibility for managing the store in 2000, until now turning the reins over to a new parishioner.

Both Jim and Lorry started working at the Thrift Shop

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:17 PM
Over $172,000 presented to Pines seniors
The top 10% of the Northland Pines High School Class of 2014 includes, front row from left, Rebecca Anderson, Autumn Benecke, Jessica Anderson, Angele Gehrke, Carly Ridderbusch, Jessica Jensen, Samantha Busha; and back row, Benn Gober, Marcus Clure, Isaac Doud, Vaun Prigge and Alex Spiess.                                            —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH

Northland Pines High School held its Senior Scholarship and Awards Program for the Class of 2014 May 5 in the school’s auditorium.

Local scholarships totaling $172,370 were presented to graduating seniors. This amount does not include individual scholarships students will receive from the school they will attend.

A list of the awards, recipients, amounts

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:15 PM
Beach Boys tribute band slated to perform May 17
The Headwaters Council for the Performing Arts will host a performance by the Beach Party Boys Saturday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Northland Pines High School auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and seating will begin at 7 p.m.               —Contributed Photo

Beach Party Boys, a Beach Boys tribute band, is set to perform in the Northland Pines High School auditorium Saturday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and seating will begin at 7 p.m.

This will be the final offering of the Headwaters Council for the Performing Arts (HCPA) 2013-’14 season.

The five-member band aims to reproduce the authentic look,

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:13 PM
Line-dancing classes to begin May 20

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans (LOLA) announced its upcoming public offerings.

Gloria Andersen returns to the dance floor to teach line dancing, Tuesdays, May 20-Oct. 14, at St. Albert’s Catholic Church basement in downtown Land O’ Lakes.

The basic beginner class is held from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., and costs $4. Basic improver class will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, and costs $4. The cost to attend both classes is $6.

A hands-on demonstration on making faux birch

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:13 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:55 AM )
Northwoods Singers
Some members of the Northwoods Singers, a 501(c)(3) organization, will also perform percussion duties at three upcoming free spring concerts set Thursday, May 15, at 7 p.m. at Ely Memorial Church, located on Highway B in Land O’ Lakes; Sunday, May 18, at 4 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, located at 101 N. First St. in Eagle River; and Thursday, May 29, at 7 p.m. at Campanile Center for the Arts, located at 131 Milwaukee St. in Minocqua. A goodwill offering will be taken and refreshments will be served after the concerts. The Singers will be joined by the Northwoods Youth Choir for the Land O’ Lakes and Eagle River concerts. Above, Northwood Singers, from left, Sue Omdahl, Louisa Kniivila, Sarah Ehlert and Norma Yaeger practice tone chimes for the upcoming concerts. For more information or to join the Singers for the fall holiday concert season, call Barbara Nehring at (715) 547-3333. Donations may be sent to Northwoods Singers, P.O. Box 1054, Land O’ Lakes, WI. 54540.                                          —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:12 PM
Chance to perform May 24 in Three Lakes

Chance, featuring cello and vocal duo Ed Willett and Cheryl Leah, will perform “Forged by the Metropolis – Sustained by the Wilderness,” at the Three Lakes Center for the Arts Saturday, May 24, at 8 p.m.

“The northern Wisconsin group’s music is a hybrid rhythm and blues, jazz and classical,” said Gay Scheffen of the Three Lakes Center for the Arts.

Willett was music and artistic director at Big Top Chatauqua in

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:12 PM