An official ribbon cutting opened the first 3.2 miles of the Conover-Phelps Bike and Hike Trail Sunday, with plans to finish the next 5.5 miles to Song Hill Road this summer. The trail is on a former Chicago & Northwestern railroad grade.... more
The Three Lakes Lady Bluejays came away with a 4-3 road win to claim the WIAA Division 3 Regional title last week, defeating NLC rival Laona-Wabeno to move on to Sectional play this week. Team members are, front row from left, Macy Sowinski, Brooke Mathison, Maddie Sowinski, Kayla Crump and Cassidy Crump; and back row, assistant coach Jason Stebbeds, Anna Lorbetske, Emily Schmitt, Haley Baumann, Emma Bushey, Brooke Brewer, Emily Sowinski, Carly Volk, and coach Tony Lorbetske. Not pictured is Naomi Volkmann.
It took a late offensive rally against one of their toughest opponents to earn the Three Lakes Lady Jays a Division 4 Regional championship last Friday afternoon in Laona-Wabeno. On the strength of another stellar pitching performance from sophomore... more
Seniors Ben Ribbe and Maddie Sowinski applauding a speaker.
Three Lakes High School seniors received their diplomas in a program last Friday. Brooke Stefonik offered the valedictory address and the guest speaker was retired teacher Steve Schacht.  
The Class of 2016, from left, Amanda Volkmann, Alexis Lucas, Caitlin Crawford, Hailee Grmick and Nicole Fiebrantz.
Phelps School District held a ceremony to honor its 2016 graduating class this past Saturday.      
Emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 70 just west of the Highway 17 intersection last Thursday afternoon when this 2012 Volkswagen Jetta collided with a 2007 Chevrolet pick-up truck. Two people in the Volkswagon Jetta and... more
Vilas County Sheriff’s detective Louise Horn and a deputy look at evidence located along a trail where the body of Luann Beckman, 47, was discovered last week.                  —STAFF PHOTO
Local and state law enforcement officials continue their investigation of the suspicious death last week of a 47-year-old Phelps woman, according to the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department. The body of Luann Beckman was discovered by a woman who was... more
The Three Lakes Lady Bluejays came away with a 4-3 road win to claim the WIAA Division 3 Regional title last week, defeating NLC rival Laona-Wabeno to move on to Sectional play this week. Team members are, front row from left, Macy Sowinski, Brooke Mathison, Maddie Sowinski, Kayla Crump and Cassidy Crump; and back row, assistant coach Jason Stebbeds, Anna Lorbetske, Emily Schmitt, Haley Baumann, Emma Bushey, Brooke Brewer, Emily Sowinski, Carly Volk, and coach Tony Lorbetske. Not pictured is Naomi Volkmann.
Seniors Ben Ribbe and Maddie Sowinski applauding a speaker.
The Class of 2016, from left, Amanda Volkmann, Alexis Lucas, Caitlin Crawford, Hailee Grmick and Nicole Fiebrantz.
Vilas County Sheriff’s detective Louise Horn and a deputy look at evidence located along a trail where the body of Luann Beckman, 47, was discovered last week.                  —STAFF PHOTO

Pines sets graduation this Sunday

Graduates of the senior class at Northland Pines High School (NPHS) will be honored  Sunday, June 5, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Northland Pines High School field house.

Free Fun Weekend set in Wisconsin

The first weekend in June — billed as Free Fun Weekend in Wisconsin — offers opportunities for people to use the outdoors in the Badger State.
Alexander and Steve Krueger hoist some dandy pre-spawn smallmouth bass that pounded jerk baits in shallow water.        —Photo By The Author
The big anticipation and thrill of jerk bait fishing in spring is wondering what will hit next, a bass, northern pike or big walleye like this 23- incher.

Never too late to learn new fishing tricks

THERE was just enough overcast and wind late Friday afternoon to make us hopeful for an aggressive walleye bite, as a father and son duo hit the water to start the Memorial Day w

Herfindahl, Hayes head to State meet

The Northland Pines track and field team will be represented at the 2016 WIAA Division 2 State Track and Field Championships to be held in La Crosse, June 3-4.

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Fondrie and Rose to be inducted

The Northland Pines School District (NPSD) Alumni Hall of Fame committee welcomes the public to attend the ninth annual induction ceremony Sunday, June 5,  at 11 a.m.
Three Lakes eighth-grade students gathered for a group photograph during their recent trip to Washington, D.C. Students toured many museums and memorials during the trip. They raised more than $40,000 for the trip.       —Contributed Photo

Trip of a lifetime

The culmination of much work, preparation and fundraising resulted in an exciting field trip recently for a group of North Woods students.

Society lunch

The Martha Society of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Eagle River recently sponsored an annual card party that was open to the public.

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Graduates of the senior class at Northland Pines High School (NPHS) will be honored  Sunday, June 5, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Northland Pines High School field house.