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Meteorologist Benz to speak at Trees

Trees For Tomorrow in?Eagle River announced its upcoming events.

Chief Meteorologist Matt Benz of WJFW-TV in Rhinelander will talk about unique aspects of weather in the North Woods Tuesday, June 10, at 7:15 p.m. at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River.

Benz’s talk is the first of 10 Tuesday evening public presentations hosted by Trees For Tomorrow over the next several weeks as part of the natural resources school’s summer outreach efforts.

Benz graduated from the University of North Dakota

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:20 PM
Peoples State Bank donates to parent teacher student group
Amy Young (front left) from Peoples State Bank hands a donation check to Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) treasurer and teacher Laura Weber (front right). Students,  faculty and Peoples State Bank employees present at the check donation were, front row from left, Nathan Krause, Samantha Ring, Sadie Jensema, Nicole Ravanelli and Mary Discipio; back row,  PTSO Vice President Mary Schiffman, Val Dreger and Denise Jantzen from Peoples State Bank, PTSO President Kelly McGill, teacher Todd Wilfer and Principal Jackie Coghlan.                       —Contributed Photo

Peoples State Bank in Eagle River recently donated $500 to the Northland Pines Middle School Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO).

This was a matching donation when the middle school exceeded its goal of raising money through the Box Tops for Education program.

Peoples Bank challenged the PTSO to raise more than

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:19 PM
Northern Access Special Olympics competes in Hometown Games

The Northern Access Special Olympics Athletic Team competed in the Hometown Games Saturday, May 10, in Merrill.

The Hometown Games serve as a qualifier for the Special Olympics Wisconsin State Summer Games to be held at UW-Stevens Point June 5-7.

Athletes who received a first, second or third place in any event at the Hometown Games are eligible to compete in the State Games.

“With the sun shining and smiles on their faces,

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:19 PM
Laser Tag Zombie Hunt scheduled June 13

The second annual Laser Tag Zombie Hunt is set Friday, June 13, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Eagle Falls Adventure Golf and Laser Tag, located at 1040 East Pine St. in Eagle River.

Teams of five players will compete for the high score during the hunt. To make points, participants will tag opponents, their target and zombies.

“Be on the lookout because phaser equipped zombies are lurking in the darkness waiting for participants,” said a Laser Tag Zombie Hunt organizer.

Each member of the first place team will win

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:18 PM
Peer-to-peer mental illness program to start June 9 in Rhinelander

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Northern Lakes will offer a free, 10-week peer-to-peer education program for adults living with mental illness starting Monday, June 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Rhinelander.

Taught by trained peer mentors who are living in recovery with a mental illness, this nationally acclaimed course is designed to help people understand and cope with their mental illness.

The course uses a combination of lecture, discussion, interactive exercises and stress-management techniques.

Topics covered include the major mental illnesses, brain biology and function,

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:18 PM