Gathered for the Radar Racers check presentations were, from left, Mark Hiller, 2016 Radar Run race director; Amy Greenberg, bikini run director; Patsy Niemi, bikini run racer; Timothy Ebert, deputy chief of the St. Germain Fire Department; Phil Kohout, lieutenant, St. Germain Fire Department; Plum Lake Fire Chief Kevin Rasmussen, EMS Plum Lake; Melissa Goldbeck, bikini run racer; and Barb Rasmussen, EMS Plum Lake.                                                     —Photo By Dean S. Acheson
ST. GERMAIN — The St. Germain Radar Racers recently made two cash donations to local fire and emergency medical service providers, which will help buy equipment needed for fire, rescue and ambulance calls. The Radar Racers donated $4,000 each to the... more
Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fish biologist Lawrence Esslinger pulls walleye from a fyke net on South Trout Lake in Vilas County.
North and South Trout lakes are considered a high-priority system with data collected every three years. Fyke netting is one of many resources used by the DNR in conducting surveys on growth rates, total allowable catch numbers and inevitably bag... more
Northland Pines’ Hunter Kaehler dives into third base underneath the tag attempt of Phelps freshman Donevin Doppke during the early innings of the Eagles’ 16-5 nonconference win in Phelps this past Saturday. 		      —Staff Photos By DOUG ETTEN
The monkey is off the back of the Northland Pines baseball team who brought thier bats to Phelps this past weekend, using them to pound out a season-high 16 hits in notching their first win of the 2016 campaign. “Our guys took good approaches to the... more
Northland Pines senior Jenna Paez took a kick at the ball as she fell backward in action at Mosinee last Tuesday. The Eagles had several good scoring opportunities, but lost the Great Northern Conference game 3-2.    —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
The Northland Pines girls soccer team split a pair of Great Northern Conference (GNC) games last week, losing at Mosinee 3-2 and beating Antigo 5-0. Pines traveled to Mosinee last Tuesday with several players missing the game, according to coach... more
Participants in the 2016 Health & Fitness Challenge joined together to lose 283 pounds collectively over the course of the 12-week program. The group was honored at a banquet last week at Riverstone Restaurant in Eagle River. Recognized were, from left, trainer Robert Puffer of Pines Wellness Center, and competitors Mark Darr, Becky Yielding, Jackie Ribbe, Josette Spangenberg, Tammy Duwe, Janet Carlstedt, Tom Carlstedt, Kim Eggleston, Angela Billerbeck and Deborah Elverson.             —Photo By Anthony Dre
Tom Carlstedt, of Eagle River, was announced as the 2016 Health & Fitness Challenge winner after he shed 59 pounds and lost 151⁄4 inches over the span of the 12-week program. Beginning after New Year’s, 10 participants took part in weekly... more
More than 130 youths performed during the  Northwoods School of Dance recital at Northland Pines High School Saturday. The theme of the show was “Live, Love, Dance.”                  —STAFF PHOTO
Gathered for the Radar Racers check presentations were, from left, Mark Hiller, 2016 Radar Run race director; Amy Greenberg, bikini run director; Patsy Niemi, bikini run racer; Timothy Ebert, deputy chief of the St. Germain Fire Department; Phil Kohout, lieutenant, St. Germain Fire Department; Plum Lake Fire Chief Kevin Rasmussen, EMS Plum Lake; Melissa Goldbeck, bikini run racer; and Barb Rasmussen, EMS Plum Lake.                                                     —Photo By Dean S. Acheson
Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fish biologist Lawrence Esslinger pulls walleye from a fyke net on South Trout Lake in Vilas County.
Northland Pines’ Hunter Kaehler dives into third base underneath the tag attempt of Phelps freshman Donevin Doppke during the early innings of the Eagles’ 16-5 nonconference win in Phelps this past Saturday. 		      —Staff Photos By DOUG ETTEN
Northland Pines senior Jenna Paez took a kick at the ball as she fell backward in action at Mosinee last Tuesday. The Eagles had several good scoring opportunities, but lost the Great Northern Conference game 3-2.    —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Participants in the 2016 Health & Fitness Challenge joined together to lose 283 pounds collectively over the course of the 12-week program. The group was honored at a banquet last week at Riverstone Restaurant in Eagle River. Recognized were, from left, trainer Robert Puffer of Pines Wellness Center, and competitors Mark Darr, Becky Yielding, Jackie Ribbe, Josette Spangenberg, Tammy Duwe, Janet Carlstedt, Tom Carlstedt, Kim Eggleston, Angela Billerbeck and Deborah Elverson.             —Photo By Anthony Dre

Lorbetske perfect in Jays win over Elcho

The Three Lakes Lady Bluejays defense came to play behind what was a truly outstanding individual pitching performance from Anna Lorbetske last Tuesday.
Some of the scenes included junior and senior girls posing for a group photo in the high school commons;
and juniors Mariah Miller and Austin Patterson smile for the crowd during court introductions on the auditorium stage.  —Photos By Darren Rubo
The 2016 Northland Pines Junior Prom court included, front row  from left, King Eddie Stevens and Queen Laine Vanden Boom; second row, Lexi Smith and Mike Rosinski, and Hailey Ruth and Trevor Schelk; third row, McKenna Will and Jonathon Tomasoski, Audrey Lindemann and Cole Sanborn, and Amy Camodeca and Jordan Rainer; and fourth row, Mariah Miller and Austin Patterson, Jessi Boldebuck and Joe Maillette, Anna Hartwig and Noah Weber, and Jenna Sima and David Mendham.

Pines holds prom

Northland Pines High School celerated its 2016 Junior Prom last Saturday night with the introduction of the court in the high school auditorium followed by the dance at Eagle Waters Resort.
Prom Queen Jena Rudawski and Prom King Sawyer Rosner enjoying a dance
The Phelps prom royalty included, front row from left, Princess Lilly Merkel, Queen Jena Rudawski, King Sawyer Rosner and Prince Orion Hillback; and back row, Caitlin Crawford, Marissa Funk, Lenora Wenberg, Ashley Buckmaster, Madisen Hassell, Jacob Grmick, Gage Robbins, Jonathan Kangas, Mike Verkuilen and Taylor Huza.

Phelps prom

The 2016 Phelps Prom was held Saturday, April 30, under the direction of class advisors Rachel Smith and Todd Riha. The theme of the prom was James Bond.

The Celtic Tiger

THEY CALLED IT the Celtic Tiger, a period of prosperity between 1995 and 2008, during which everything in Ireland appeared to come up shamrocks.

Our View

For the second straight year, anglers will find a three-walleye daily bag limit on most lakes and rivers in northern Wisconsin, an enormous benefit to the tourism industry compared to the years o

Pines prom events to proceed Saturday with more security

In a way-too-close-to-home tragedy played out over local television, area students, educators and families were glued to their TV and Internet services Sunday morning as they watched what has bec

Three Lakes electors back building project

Electors in the town of Three Lakes approved a motion from the floor 100-10 at last week’s annual meeting, authorizing the town board to pursue financing and constructing a new town hall complex

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Spring wildfire season in Wisconsin is here and Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest wildfire experts encourage visitors and landowners to keep safety in mind.

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The cutlines for two photos of the Northland Pines baseball team in last week’s newspaper inadvertently misidentified a player. The first baseman in both photos was Nick Edwards.