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Phelps Chamber of Commerce holds its 33rd Musky Classic
The Muskie Classic recently presented a $1,000 check and a free mount from Lax Taxidermy and the Phelps Chamber of Commerce to winners of the 33rd annual event. Taking part in the presentation were, from left, event coordinator Don Crass, first-place winner Jacob Munes of Kaukana with a 473?4-inch muskie and last year’s champion, Brian Fons of East Troy, with his winning mount of a 46-inch fish. Other winners included Andy Derks in second place and Norm Baldwin in third place. Ninety-seven anglers entered the tournament on North and South Twin, Lac Vieux Desert and Big Sand lakes. 	—Photo By Sharon Gifford

The Phelps Chamber of Commerce recently held its 33th annual Midwest Musky Classic Tournament in Phelps.

Anglers from all over the state came and competed to catch the largest muskie for a prize of $1,000. More than 80 fishermen participated in the event on four local lakes.

An awards ceremony luncheon was served following

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 5:14 PM
Listening session slated for Powell Marsh plans

The public will have an opportunity at an upcoming listening session to share their views on the future direction for the Powell Marsh Wildlife Area in Vilas County with Department of Natural Resources (DNR)?administrators and Natural Resources Board members.

The session is set for Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Manitowish Waters Town Hall, located at Highway 51 and Airport Road in Manitowish Waters.

The process of revising the master plan for this 4,800-acre wildlife area near Manitowish Waters was initiated in August with the release of preliminary vision and goals and four conceptual management alternatives.

During this initial public input step, a public open house

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 5:13 PM
Jays eight-man team falls to Oneida Nation
By News-Review Staff

Oneida Nation defeated Three Lakes 62-14 Saturday in Great 8 North eight-man football action.

The first half was all Oneida Nation, as the team held a 26-0 lead going into halftime.

The Three Lakes Bluejays fared better in the second half of the game.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 5:19 PM
Buettell, Eggleston win fifth Fall Classic tourney
Local anglers John Eggleston (left) and Matt Buetell won the fifth annual Fall Classic of Champions fishing tournament. Among their catches was this 423?4-inch muskie.	—Contributed Photo

Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. and the Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the winners of the fifth annual Fall Classic of Champions.

The event was held on the Three Lakes Chain of Lakes, and, despite inclement weather, more than 30 anglers participated.

The fish were in a cooperative mood

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:04 PM
Bull moose sighted near city
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Several people reported seeing a bull moose just north of the city of Eagle River last week, an animal that likely wandered down from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Butch Simac of Eagle River said he saw the bull moose, with about  40-inch-wide antlers, near the  Northern Lakes Concrete plant off of Silver Lake Road last Wednesday.

David Olson emailed a note to the News-Review Saturday that he had a trail camera photograph of a bull moose, likely the same animal, at 3945 Eagle Pines Road at 7:15 a.m. last Thursday. Eagle Pines Road is on the north side of Eagle Lake.

“My parents

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:03 PM