St. Germain kicked off the area’s Fourth of July festivities Sunday with a parade down Highway 70. Parade participants in patriotic attire tossed candy to spectators near Cathy’s Ice Cream Shoppe.   —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
A big crowd turned out for the eighth annual Three Lakes Shootout/Radar Run and Fly-in on Big Stone Lake Saturday. More than 70 high-performance race boats were timed against the clock on a 1,000-foot course. Race officials said the fastest boats,... more
With water temperatures climbing, activity on area lakes continues to grow. This kayaker took to the waters of the Eagle River Chain of Lakes recently. Area lakes will be busy during the Fourth of July weekend.            —STAFF PHOTO
Tim Widlaki, president of the PMTT, and Kim Emerson, executive director of the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, greeted muskie anglers at the docks of Eagle Waters Resort Saturday morning.      —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Brian Krelle of Eagle River and Tim Miller of Sugar Camp caught three muskies to win the Professional Musky Tournament Trail (PMTT) event on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes Saturday and Sunday. The two anglers caught muskies measuring 34¾, 36  and... more
Jason Kral of Cross Country pitching in the semifinal
Three Lakes held its 35th annual Softball Classic men’s tournament Saturday and Sunday, with 13 teams competing for the $700 first-place prize. The Three Lakes Parks Commission also hosted an eight-team girls fast-pitch tourney, won by Two Rivers.... more
Floats from local businesses.
 The St. Germain community held its annual Independence Day parade along Highway 70 Sunday afternoon. Fire engines from nearly every nearby town were in the parade. In addition to the parade, the St. Germain Lions Club served food and drink at the... more
Tim Widlaki, president of the PMTT, and Kim Emerson, executive director of the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, greeted muskie anglers at the docks of Eagle Waters Resort Saturday morning.      —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Jason Kral of Cross Country pitching in the semifinal
Floats from local businesses.

New trolling rule takes effect July 1

A rule to allow motor trolling while fishing on all inland waters of Wisconsin — including all lakes in Vilas and Oneida counties  — takes effect today, July 1, according to the Department of Nat

Washington to delay vote on ATV routes

While town of Washington Chairman Jim Spring announced at a recent town board meeting he would like an advisory vote from residents and nonresidents alike on allowing all-terrain vehicle (ATV) ro

Maulson elected Vilas supervisor

Thomas Maulson of Lac du Flambeau was elected June 23 to fill the  vacancy for District 8 supervisor as Racquel Zortman-Bell resigned her seat on the Vilas County Board.
The eighth annual Three Lakes Shootout/Radar Run and Fly-in was held Saturday on Big Stone Lake, with several thousand people attending the fundraiser for the Three Lakes Fire Department. Some of the scenes from the event included: A big crowd gathered on the shore of Big Stone Lake to watch high-powered boats.
A boater headed to the starting line to test the speed of his boat on the radar run course.
A snowmobiler displayed his on-water skills at the Shootout.
D.J. Jones, 4, of Loyal, tried on a helmet while visiting the Ministry Spirit Helicopter at the fly-in. —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH

Shootout

Micro Sprinters bring excitement

Racers from all over Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan raced at the Cab Construction Micro Sprint 600 Special Friday night at Eagle River Speedway.

Arts council offering tickets

Season tickets for the Headwaters Council for the Performing Arts (HCPA) 2015-’16 season go on sale to the general public this week. 

Lazy Daze of Summer set Thursday, July 9

The St. Germain Chamber of Commerce announced that the Lazy Daze of Summer Festival will take place Thursday July 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the St. Germain Community Park. 
David Dall will perform a family-friendly concert geared toward youth participation July 7 at the Cy Williams Park gazebo in Three Lakes. The performance is part of the Three Lakes Historical Society’s annual Concerts in the Park music series. 	                             —Contributed Photo

Dall to perform at Cy Williams Park

David Dall will present a summer concert for youths of all ages at the Cy Williams Park gazebo Tuesday, July 7, at 7 p.m.

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The Vilas County Board voted 18-1 last week urging the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee to repeal a provision in the  propo

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Floats from local businesses., Horse trainers., Representatives from the Red Hat Society on a float.
 The St. Germain community held its annual Independence Day parade along Highway 70 Sunday afternoon. Fire engines from nearly every nearby town were in the parade.