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Pines students present company models to members of business community
Pines student Lane Zalewski (far left) presents his business plans for his Pure Country Outdoors company, which manufactures and sells wood duck houses and mallard nests to, from left, Barry McLeane, Beth Kost, Bob Egan and Dave Juday. 	—Contributed Photo

Students enrolled in Northland Pines High?School’s (NPHS) “Introduction to Business Administration and Marketing” recently presented their ideas for entrepreneurial ventures to several members of the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation for a class project.

Students were tasked to develop a sustainable business for under $50 along with creating all marketing materials, gathering market research data,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:21 PM
Wild Eagle Lodge to host second annual Wild Days

Wild Eagle Lodge in Eagle River will host the second annual Wild Days event Wednesday, July 23, from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

“You and your family are invited to Wild Days on the grounds of the Wild Eagle Lodge. It’s fun for the entire family,” said Tammy Madl, assistant resort manager.

A water-ski show performed by the local Chain Skimmers team will be held at 7 p.m. Attendees are welcome to take lawn chairs to the show.

The event will feature family games provided by the Northwoods?Children’s Museum,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:21 PM
Nicolet plans summer series for children

Nicolet college announced the upcoming classes for youths entering fourth through seventh grades in its  Summer Discovery series which runs through Aug. 1.

Classes are held on Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Nicolet College campus, located one mile south of Rhinelander just off of Highway G. Cost is $45 for each class.

Upcoming classes include: July 18, “The World Through the Eye of a Photographer,” and “The World is Your Canvas”;July 25, “Make and Take the Cake,” and “Comic Book Creations”; and Aug. 1, “SewFabulous Fashion-It’s a Wrap,” “Your Life in Pictures-Scrapbook Archiving,” and “Fun with Fossils—Can You ‘Dig It?’”

“This is great hands-on experience for the kids,”

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:20 PM
‘Drawing for Children’ class to begin Friday, July 18, in Land O’ Lakes
Artist Debbie Jircik of Eagle River will teach the class, “Fiber Connections: Paper and Place,” Thursday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Center for the Arts in Land O’Lakes. Above, Jircik creates fiber art.  —Contributed Photo

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) will host a “Drawing for Children” class lead by Land O’ Lakes Artistree Gallery professional artist Tim Black July 18, 24, 26 and 31, Aug. 2 and 8, from 10 a.m.-noon at the LOLA Center for the Arts.

Saturday, July 19, “Carver with a Heart” will feature a carving demonstration by chain-saw artist Cheryl Campbell the LOLA parking lot from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Campbell is also an artist co-op member at the

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:19 PM
Howard Young hip, knee programs earn national gold seal of approval
Members of the Howard Young Medical Center’s (HYMC) hip and knee programs include, front row from left, Cecilia Bloedorn, HYMC registered nurse; Lori Kessenich, HYMC physical therapist; and Kelly Hamerla, HYMC rehabilitation manager; back row, Hugh Bogumill, M.D., Marshfield Clinic orthopedic surgeon; John Spiglanin, hip replacement patient; and John Kozisek, M.D., Marshfield Clinic orthopedic surgeon. 		            —Contributed Photo

Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC) in Woodruff has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its hip and knee replacement programs by demonstrating compliance with the commission’s national standards for health-care quality and safety in disease-specific care.

The certification award recognizes HYMC’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

Howard Young Medical Center

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:17 PM