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Wildlife biologist gives presentation at Pines

Peter David with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) of Odanah gave a presentation on wild rice April 8 at Northland Pines Middle School in Eagle River as part of the district’s Farm to School Program.

Students in kindergarten through eighth grade at Northland Pines School District attended the presentations which featured a presentation on the growth, traditions and harvest of wild rice in our northern waters.

The students then had the opportunity to ask questions and sample Wisconsin harvested wild rice.

David is a wildlife biologist with GLIFWC

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:32 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:36 PM )
Hudson Shad performance set April 11 in Eagle River
Hudson Shad, male vocal quintet, will perform Friday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Northland Pines High School auditorium in Eagle River.  —Contributed Photo

The Headwaters Council for the Performing Arts (HCPA) announced that the male vocal quintet, Hudson Shad, has been engaged to replace the previously scheduled Voca People Friday, April 11, 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. All Voca People tickets will be honored for this concert.

“Hudson Shad has entertained audiences throughout North America

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:30 PM
Mary Bonack named Miss Fox River Valley

Mary Ei­leen Bonack, 24, of Three?Lakes was named the 15th Miss Fox River Valley March 29,  during a double-pageant competition at Thomp­son Community Center in Appleton.

As a result, she has earned a spot in the 2014 Miss Wisconsin Scholarship Pageant to be held June 21 in Oshkosh.

The state winner advances to the 2014 Miss America Pageant Sept. 14 in Atlantic City, N.J.

For the talent portion of the competition,

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:29 PM
Cub scouts
The Eagle River Cub Scout Pack 601 Pinewood Derby Race was held at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eagle River March 23. The winners were, from left, Sam Warner, second place; Jericho Schilling, first place; William Rozga, third place; and Drake Gosda, best in show.  	—Contributed Photo
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:28 PM
Trees center to offer bat monitoring training

Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River will offer a free training program for people interested in helping the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) monitor the state’s bats population Monday, April 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Education Hall on the Trees For Tomorrow campus.

The training is part of the school’s efforts to assist the DNR in assessing bat species population and distribution.

“Bat monitors help gather the data that the DNR uses to manage the bat population, an especially important task in light of the growing threat of white-nose syndrome,” said a Trees representative.

Since it was first discovered in 2006, white-nose syndrome

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:28 PM