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Phelps Maple Fest set Saturday
Attendees at last year’s Maple Syrup Fest in Phelps looked on during a tree-tapping demonstration. The hands-on demos will again be available at this year’s event, according to organizers.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford

Alice in Dairyland to judge syrup at festival

Kristin Olson — the 66th Alice in Dairyland and Wisconsin’s agriculture ambassador — will give a short presentation and will judge maple syrup at the third annual Phelps Maple Syrup Festival slated for Saturday, April 5.

Headquartered at Phelps School at 4451 Old School Road in Phelps, the event will see Olson strive to educate the audience about the $59 billion economic impact

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:49 PM
Derby concert
The multiplatinum rock band Fuel (above) headlined a show at the Derby Track Expo Hall in Eagle River last Friday night. The show was presented by and featured the British band Halfway to New York, local rockers 4th Floor of Sugar Camp, Hip Kitty, Calvary and Nudge.   —Photo By RYAN?BURGY
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:48 PM
Vacationland Voices seeking singers

Vacationland Voices announced it is seeking vocalists to participate in this year’s concerts slated Wednesday, July 23, and Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m. at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church.

Practices will be held Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning June 11.

“We are hoping that those who like to sing will join us in this wonderful musical adventure and community outreach,” said Coordinator Becky Jefferson.

“Those interested should  notify me by May 15 to sign up,

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:47 PM
National Honor Society
The Northland Pines High School Aquila Chapter of National Honor Society recently inducted seven new members. Students eligible for the selection process must earn a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average or higher. In addition, faculty council representatives factor in character references, examples of leadership skills and community volunteer efforts during the selection process. Pines National Honor Society members include, seated from left, Madeline Smith, Brittany Pockat, Allyson Sima, Kate Mendham, Cali Sanborn, Maria Wait, Emily Saltenberger, Courtney Heller, Tim Priefer, Arianna Will, Christine John, Carson Cox, Lance Bontrager and Bailey Ramesh; standing, back row, Rebecca Anderson, Libby Collins, Lauren Lenz, Carly Ridderbusch, Vanessa Niemczyk, Lauren Czarapata, Jessica Anderson, Zach Kluever, Tim Ebert, Aiden Olkowski, Hunter Foster, Brett Bucher, Dillan Schneider, Taylor Drake, Alex Spiess, Kory Droes and Sam Lacko.             —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:46 PM
Lions, Lioness clubs provide scholarships

The North Central Wisconsin Lions and Lioness Clubs show their support of community youth by presenting scholarships to deserving students who wish to continue their education.

“Helping young people  continue their education is one of the challenges our community faces, and it’s a need our clubs continue to address,” said District Governor Roger Weber of Sayner.

“We are also extraordinarily grateful for the support and contributions we received from members of the community. You are helping us make a difference,” added Weber.

In addition to the scholarships, the Lions,

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:45 PM
Pines solo, ensemble results announced

Northland Pines High School (NPHS) and Northland?Pines?Middle?School (NPMS) music students participated in Solo and Ensemble at Lakeland Union High School March 20. Students performed as soloists or members of small ensembles.

All students receiving a star first rating in Class A qualify for State Solo Ensemble competition.


Class A, Star First

Vocal solos: Jessica Anderson, Anna Robins, Jessica Roach, Samantha Johnston and Madeline Consoer, soprano; Cayla Tennikait, Jenna Paez, Lindsey Tienhaara, Maddy Ludwig and Samantha Hytry, alto; Marcus Clure, tenor.

Musical theater solo: Rebecca Anderson,

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:43 PM
Students of the month
The Northland Pines High School students of the month for March are, front row from left, Rebecca Anderson, senior; Zach Kluever, junior; Amber Landowski, sophomore; and Jonathan Tomasoski, freshman. Student of the month sponsors on hand for the awards presentation were, back row, Karen Martin of River Valley Bank and Theresa Sullivan of First National Bank.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:42 PM
Hygenist retires
Pat Fox, a dental hygienist at Gremban & Gremban Dental Office in Eagle River retired last Thursday after 42 years working in the office. Fox said she will miss her co-workers and patients, including some three-generation families. “I met so many neat families during my career,” she said. In retirement, Fox said she plans on spending more time with her grandchildren, camping and gardening.               —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:39 PM
Church to hold ‘Messiah’ sing-along

St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Minocqua will host a sing-along of Handel’s “Messiah” Sunday, April 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.

“When someone mentions Handel’s “Messiah,” do you think of Christmas?” asked Beth Jacobson of St. Matthias Episcopal Church. “Many people do, especially since the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ is so strongly associated with the holidays.

“But the ‘Messiah’ is much more than just that one

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:38 PM
Strike Out Cancer raises over $10,500 for research
The Strike Out Cancer committee recently presented a check for $10,508 to Rikki Starich, Marshfield Clinic development coordinator, for breast cancer research.     —Contributed Photo

The Ladies Night Out Bowling League hosted its 10th fundraiser Feb. 15 with the theme “Everyone De­serves a Lifetime.”

The event, now called Strike Out Cancer, was held at Eagle Lanes. The money raised is going to benefit breast cancer patient care and research at Marshfield Clinic in northern Wisconsin.

“Patients all across the state benefit from the world-class

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:35 PM