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Walker named Eagle River’s welcome representative

Nicolet Welcome Service announced that Jean Walker will welcome new families to the Eagle River area as Eagle River’s welcome representative.

Meeting new individuals and families, and  personally presenting a welcome packet with gift certificates, literature and  information on education, health care, local retailers, restaurants, churches and recreation are some of the many services Walker will offer.

According to Nicolet Welcome Service,

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:18 PM
Marshfield Clinic donates to Tri-County Council

Marshfield Clinic recently contributed $500 to the Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

“The funds we receive from area businesses, like Marshfield Clinic, help us with critical prevention and support programming, as well as ongoing operational costs of the shelter,” said Shellie Holmes, executive director of Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence.

The Tri-County Council provides advocacy assistance to more than

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:17 PM
Youth artwork
The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River will host an exhibition of student artwork from March 1 to April 10 in celebration of Youth Art Month. Northland Pines Middle School students displaying artwork are, front row from left, Dani Jo Anderson, Liam Oas, Cheyanne Felton, Paige Hickson, Nathan Krause and Danielle Halverson; middle row, Alex Gengler, Langdon Lang­hoff, Hannah Retzlaff, David Sauvola, Jacqueline Smith and Bjorn Luebke; back row, Matt McGill, Jared Griffin, Trevor Williams, Megan Scholl, Hadley Kruse and Kali Kolehouse. Missing from the photo is Tyler Hunt. Student artwork from grade levels 4K through high school will be displayed. An awards ceremony and reception will be held at the library Thursday, April 10, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 	—Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:17 PM
Papermaking, sheet-forming class scheduled April 12 in Eagle River

The Mill Paper and Book Arts in Rhinelander will offer two classes during the spring season at Circle of Life Studio, located at 3720 Gaffney Drive in Eagle River.

Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., “Introduction to Papermaking and Sheet Forming” will be taught by Debbie Jircik. The class will be $55, plus a $10 supply fee.

Participants will learn the basic processes of hand papermaking using Western techniques, as well as some of the history, vocabulary, basic equipment, characteristics of various fibers, beating, sheet forming, pressing and drying.

Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., “Advanced Papermaking”

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:16 PM
Babysitting class planned April 5

A Red Cross babysitting course, sponsored by the Auxiliary of Howard Young Medical Center, for ages 11 to 15 will take place Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Minocqua-Hazelhurst-Lake Tomahawk (MHLT) Elementary School in the school library.

The course will focus on care for children and infants, being a good leader, making good decisions, handling emergencies and health topics such as hand washing techniques.

Students are asked to take a

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:16 PM
Area women volunteer in Peru
Six women, including three from Eagle River, recently volunteered at the Gamaliel Church in Pachacutec, Peru. Volunteers seated in front of the church altar are, front row from left, Karen Buth of First Lutheran in Rice Lake; back row, Ann Hinkfuss of Celebration Lutheran in Appleton, Shelly Karolus of Peace Lutheran in Antigo, and Carol Litchfield, Debbie Vought and Donna Liedtke, all of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Eagle River.	           —Contributed Photos

Donna Liedtke, Carol Litchfield and Debbie Vought  of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Eagle River recently volunteered at the Gamaliel Church in Pachacutec, Peru.

Joining the women from Eagle River were Karen Buth of First Lutheran in Rice Lake, Ann Hinkfuss of Celebration Lutheran in Appleton and Shelly Karolus of Peace Lutheran in Antigo.

The four-day trip was organized through

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:15 PM
Spring Bazaar set March 29

Senior Eagle River Volunteer Enterprise Inc. will sponsor the Spring Bazaar Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kalmar Senior Center in Eagle River.

The event will feature crafters and artisans selling wares and excess supplies. Lunch will be available.

Admission is free, but food pantry items will be collected. For more information, call (715)?479-5850.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:14 PM
Free tax assistance offered at Kalmar

Free income-tax assistance, provided by AARP, is currently available for Eagle River area residents Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kalmar Senior Center located at 1011 Railroad St. in Eagle River.

This service is available to people with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

Tax counseling services are offered free of charge by volunteer tax aides trained by the IRS and AARP to assist in tax preparation.

The services rendered will include preparation of 2013 federal and Wisconsin tax returns and, if applicable, the Wisconsin Homestead Credit return.

To speed up refunds or receipt of Homestead Credit,

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:12 PM
Soup For Shelter set April 26 in Woodruff

The third annual Soup For Shelter fundraising event will be held Saturday, April 26, at Holy Family Catholic Church on Highway J in Woodruff.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. to give diners time to make bids on numerous silent auction items or to purchase tickets for the bucket raffles.

Proceeds from this benefit will go to the Frederick Place, a temporary, emergency shelter that is operated by the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing Inc. (NATH).

Admission is by free-will donation. Area restaurants

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:11 PM
Pines play
 The Northland Pines Middle School Drama Co. held two public performances of the play “The Princess Who Had No Name” Saturday. Among the student performers were, from left, Sydney Geiger and McKenzie Eber.              —Staff Photo By             ANTHONY?DREW
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:50 PM