Members of the Upper Mississippi Steamboat Group gathered on the Eagle River and Three Lakes Chain of Lakes last week for their annual fall outing. This steamer captain offered rides to visitors.                   —Staff Photo By DOUG ETTEN
The Ministry Spirit helicopter landed on the highway.
A two-vehicle head-on accident at about 3:18 p.m. last  Wednesday, Sept. 14, on Highway 70 just east of Shady Lane in the town of Cloverland resulted in the deaths of two individuals, who died at the scene of the accident. The roadway was closed for... more
Some of the scenes included: A boat cruises through a channel on the Eagle River Chain.
The Upper Mississippi Steamboat Group held its annual outing at Chanticleer Inn on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes last week. Members from around the Midwest trailered steam-powered boats to take part in trading secrets and information on the... more
Northland Pines volleyball players celebrate a point in the conference tournament. They include No. 10 Jacquelyn Smith, No. 4 Kirsten Lindemann and No. 5 Lexi Smith. The Eagles won two of three matches.                           —Staff Photos By DOUG ETTEN
The Northland Pines volleyball team participated in the first Great Northern Conference (GNC) tournament at Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua last Saturday, winning two of three matches. The Eagles opened with a victory over Tomahawk, sweeping... more
Scenes from the day included: The second Human Foosball Tournament was held, with players being  pushed, shoved and twirled in order to score a point.
The 57th annual Colorama was held Saturday at the St. Germain Community Park, offering a variety of activities including horse-drawn wagon rides, farmers market, Mum’s the Word mum sale, craft fair, Pints in the Park beer tasting and more.  
A group of bicyclists head to Three Lakes on the Three Eagle Trail. The tour included a stop at Three Lakes Winery.
The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center held its second annual SepTimber Ride as a fundraiser for the Great Headwaters Trail Foundation. It included a 28-mile trail ride to Three Lakes and back, or a 50-mile road ride... more
The Ministry Spirit helicopter landed on the highway.
Some of the scenes included: A boat cruises through a channel on the Eagle River Chain.
Northland Pines volleyball players celebrate a point in the conference tournament. They include No. 10 Jacquelyn Smith, No. 4 Kirsten Lindemann and No. 5 Lexi Smith. The Eagles won two of three matches.                           —Staff Photos By DOUG ETTEN
Scenes from the day included: The second Human Foosball Tournament was held, with players being  pushed, shoved and twirled in order to score a point.
A group of bicyclists head to Three Lakes on the Three Eagle Trail. The tour included a stop at Three Lakes Winery.

Recreational safety

A safety sign owned by Vilas County Department of Health and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources appeared this week along Highway 70 and the St.

City utility to flush water system

The Eagle River Light and Water Utility is informing all water customers that the utility will start an aggressive flushing of the water system beginning Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 4 a.m.
Two women were killed and a man was injured in a two-vehicle, head-on crash on Highway 70 in the town of Cloverland last Wednesday afternoon. Emergency personnel from Eagle River, St. Germain and Plum Lake responded to the scene.                  —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH

Two area women killed in head-on crash

Two area women were killed in a head-on collision on Highway 70 west of Eagle River near Shady Lane in the town of Cloverland last Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 14, according to authorities.

DNR ramps up CWD surveillance in 3 counties here

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will collect deer heads for chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance testing in Oneida, Vilas and Forest counties during the 2016 archery and

Summit speakers back wolf control

The Great Lakes Wolf Summit held last week in Cumberland brought together a number of Great Lakes biologists, state management officials, politicians, farmers and citizens who voiced a collective
Mary Kaye Sergent, a long-time nurse at Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital, has retired after serving patients from the area for the past 48 years.                         —STAFF PHOTO

Devoted to her patients

When it comes to the cost and quality of hospital care, nurse tenure and teamwork matter.
Volunteer scuba divers are being used on Virgin Lake to search for and harvest the invasive Eurasian water milfoil. The experimental project is being conducted by the Three Lakes Waterfront Association.                                     —Contributed Photos

Group tries new approach

The Three Lakes Waterfront Association (TLWA) recently conducted a test on Virgin Lake to determine if volunteer scuba divers from the association could effectively hand harvest Eurasian water mi

Vilas Vision Leadership seeks students

Vilas Vision Leadership is a program for those who want to build leadership skills in decision making, dealing with change, conflict management and communicating across generations.
HCPA concert series opens with Redhead Express Sept. 24

HCPA concert series opens with Redhead Express Sept. 24

The Redhead Express, a family of nine singers and instrumentalists originally from Alaska and now residing in the Nashville area, will open the new season of the Headwaters Council for the Perfor

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The Eagle River Light and Water Utility is informing all water customers that the utility will start an aggressive flushing of the water system beginning Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 4 a.m.