A big crowd turned out for the ninth annual Three Lakes Shootout/Radar Run and Fly-in on Big Stone Lake Saturday. More than 75 high-performance boats were timed againt the clock on a 1,000-foot course. Race officials said the fastest boats, some... more
The Eagle River Hunter Jumper Show was held at Great Northern Riding Club south of Eagle River Saturday and Sunday. The competition was part of the Northwoods Hunter Jumper Circuit for young riders.               —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Two of the teams competing in the PMTT tournament on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes pounded the water on Lynx Lake Saturday morning, vying for the $19,000 first-place prize.                               —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Crews and county officials spent hours last Thursday to help move a house from the Log Cabin Restaurant in Conover to Monheim Road. A pair of workers replace a mailbox that was knocked over.       —Staff Photo By DOUG ETTEN
Some of the scenes included: taking a big swing Saturday afternoon;
Three Lakes held its 36th annual Softball Classic Friday through Sunday, with Armstrong Creek winning the $600 first-place prize going undefeated in the double-elimination tournament. Country of Sugar Camp placed second after losing 21-18 in the... more
 Some of the scenes included: A racing boat competing in one of 12 classes in the radar run.
Three Lakes helds its ninth annual Shootout and Fly-in Saturday on Big Stone Lake. Several thousand people attended the event that featured a boat radar run, a fly-in at the nearby Three Lakes Airport and food and refreshments as a benefit for the... more
Some of the scenes included: taking a big swing Saturday afternoon;
 Some of the scenes included: A racing boat competing in one of 12 classes in the radar run.

On Eagle River Chain

After eight years of herbicide management to reduce Eurasian water milfoil (EWM) to about 12 acres on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes, the

Man, 59, faces cocaine charges after losing case

A 59-year-old Eagle River man  faces charges of possession with intent to deliver cocaine and possession of cocaine, both felonies, in Vilas County Circuit Court.

Library trustees end contract with Visner

Olson Memorial Library Board of Trustees formally ended a three-year relationship last week with Jeff Visner of Design/Build by Visner, with a mutual agreement to terminate an architect contract

Nicolet OKs 1.5% levy hike; but budget drops

The Nicolet College Board of Trustees recently approved next year’s $36.5 million budget for the college in Rhinelander, including a 1.5% tax levy hike.
The fight in current is great but there’s nothing more special about a brook trout than its unique coloration, from its red-dotted flanks to orange and black fins that look like they belong on a saltwater fish.  —Photos By The Author
This rather large beaver wouldn’t leave me alone, pounding its big leathery tail on the surface more than a dozen times for all to hear.

Tranquil trout streams are a great escape

NOBODY would expect that the perfect timing for an early-morning adventure on the trout stream could come in late June, but that’s exactly the way it happened last Friday.
Tim Widlacki, left, president and tournament director of the PMTT,  throws an entry tag to a boat as the muskie tourney opened on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes Saturday morning. A full field of 126 teams were in the event. The teams started from the docks at Eagle Waters Resort on Eagle Lake.                                         —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
The Professional Muskie Tournament Trail was in Eagle River over the weekend as anglers tested their luck for cash and prizes on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes. Tourney champions were, front row from left, Jeff Piazza of Lake Tomahawk and Mark Lejewski of Minocqua; back row, second-place finishers Gary Lehnherr and Nick Camarta; and third-place finishers Ryan Becker and Travis Nielson.  —Contributed Photo

Lejewski, Piazza win PMTT event

Sticking to areas they knew would produce quality fish, and ones that have in the past, was key in aiding locals Mark Lejewski of Minocqua
Meeting at the new historical museum to plan for the 100 Exceptional Women program and its upcoming tea event were, from left, Planning Committee member Dianne Erpenbach, Planning Committee member Karen Sailer, and Financial Planner Kathy Knobel of Meyer & Associates, Inc. Missing from the photo were team leaders Jessica Bortolli of Jessica’s Cucina, Sue Alward of Chanticleer Inn, Laura Koranda of Eagle Waters, Alice Kramer of the historical society board, and Judy Barr of Re/Max Property Pros.

Society to build $100,000 fund

The Eagle River Historical Society has announced a program called 100 Exceptional Women that aims to build a $100,000 endowment fund over a five-year period.
Laine Vanden Boom attended the Tommy Awards on behalf of Northland Pines School  District where she and her castmates from the production “Annie” were honored.              —Contributed Photo

Pines production receives Tommys

The Northland Pines High School’s 2016 production of “Annie” recently received statewide recognition as a winner of multiple Tommy Awards at Overture Center for the Arts in Madison.

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After eight years of herbicide management to reduce Eurasian water milfoil (EWM) to about 12 acres on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes, the

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Anyone who gardens grapples with the reality of pests. Most often, pests want to eat your garden before you get the chance to do so yourself.