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Tamburitzans to perform at Three Lakes High School

The Three Lakes School/Community Arts Association will host the Tamburitzans from Pittsburgh’s Duquesne University Saturday, Aug. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Three Lakes High School auditorium.

This college-based group was founded in 1937 and performs a program of traditional eastern European folk dances to delight both new and returning audience members.

The costumes celebrate the color and art of the diverse countries

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:25 PM
Oktoberfest set in Conover

The Conover Chamber of Commerce will sponsor Oktoberfest Saturday, Aug. 9, in the Conover Town Park Pavilion on Highway K East. Doors open and keg-tapping begins at 5 p.m.

The Jim Pekol Orchestra will play German music. The cost is $5 per person. There will also be paddle-wheel 50-50 raffles along with traditional German food for purchase.

“Come enjoy a summer evening in the beer garden and take a few spins on the dance floor,” said a chamber representative.

For more information, call Sharon Olander at (715)?479-5757.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:25 PM
Old Hiles Fire Department truck gets new life as city park vehicle
The refurbished Hiles fire truck gets a concertina serenade from a musician in traditional German lederhosen as it pulls out for its first Beer Garden assignment.          —Contributed Photo

The Hiles Fire Department purchased its Engine No. 5 in late 1983. Today, the 40-year-old truck has a new home.

The minutes of the September 1983 Hiles Town Board meeting record that a delegation of four firefighters and a mechanic were authorized to travel to Minnesota to inspect the 1974 International Loadstar mini-pumper that they had found for sale for $36,000.

This truck was originally purchased by the Jackson

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:23 PM
Smokey Bear to visit Olson Library in honor of his 70th birthday
Smokey Bear, who visited the recent Forest Fest, will celebrate his 70th birthday at Olson Library.               —STAFF PHOTO

Saturday, Aug. 9, marks Smokey Bear’s 70th birthday as he continues to communicate his well-known message, “Only you can prevent wildfires.” Local activities and events in honor of Smokey Bear’s 70th birthday:

—?Wednesday, Aug. 6, story time with Smokey Bear and Ranger Jake Bonack at 10 a.m. at Minocqua Public Library;

—?Wednesday, Aug. 6, story time with Smokey Bear and Ranger Jamie Remme, at 10:30 a.m. at Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River;

—?Saturday, Aug. 9, celebrate Smokey Bear’s birthday from 11 a.m. to

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:20 PM
Christ Lutheran School announces supply list

Christ Lutheran School in Eagle River announced its supply list for the 2014-’15 school year.

Kindergarten, first and second grades: “Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal” (first and second grade, purchased through school), Bible (second grade only), backpack, locker shelf (optional), six yellow No. 2 pencils, large pink eraser, pencil-top erasers, two pencil pouches,

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:19 PM