David Eliason, a parent who opposes the plan to move Northland Pines seventh- and eighth-grade students to the high school, told the school board Monday night he has a petition with 1,046 signatures against the proposal.             —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
The Northland Pines School Board took input from the public on the proposal to move seventh- and eighth-grade students to the high school next fall at its meeting Monday night. About 100 people turned out for the meeting on a foggy night in Eagle... more
Eagle River Elementary School held its annual holiday concert for second- and fourth-grade students last Friday in the high school auditorium. The students sang songs (above) and played instruments featuring the sounds of the Christmas season. —... more
Three Lakes junior and senior high school held its annual Christmas concert Monday night in the auditorium. Students sang (above) and played instruments, featuring various holiday favorite songs. Directing the choir was Lisa Smetana, and directing... more
The Conover Lions Club recently donated $1,000 apiece to the Headwaters Food Pantry and Warm The Children. Taking part in the presentation were, front row from left, Kathy Hamann of the pantry, Gary Lagueux Jr., and Jacki Risjord of Warm The... more
Northland Pines sophomore guard Cameron Wait drove to the basket against Lakeland. Wait finished with four points in the 58-34 loss to the T-Birds at the Northland Pines field house last Friday night.                   —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
The Northland Pines boys basketball team lost two games last week, including a 58-34 loss to Lakeland in a Great Northern Conference (GNC) contest in Eagle River Friday night. Pines also lost at Houghton, Mich., 83-64, in a nonconference game last... more
Members of the Three Lakes Calendar Committee were present as Barbara Holtz recently presented $3,500 to Jan Harris, co-chairwoman of the Three Lakes Christian Food Pantry. Taking part in the check presentation were, from left, Melissa Werner,... more
David Eliason, a parent who opposes the plan to move Northland Pines seventh- and eighth-grade students to the high school, told the school board Monday night he has a petition with 1,046 signatures against the proposal.             —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Northland Pines sophomore guard Cameron Wait drove to the basket against Lakeland. Wait finished with four points in the 58-34 loss to the T-Birds at the Northland Pines field house last Friday night.                   —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH

Officials announce charter high school

Northland Pines School District will open a SOAR Charter High School in the fall of 2015 on the Eagle River campus, school district officials announced last week.

Vilas trails remain open, but cold, snow needed

Despite last weekend’s thaw, snowmobile trails in Vilas County remain open but are considered to be in poor early-season riding condition, according to Dale Mayo, administrator of the Vilas Count

Eagle River woman found dead near Riverview Park

After being reported missing last Friday evening, Hertha Broecker, 71, was found dead on the edge of the Eagle River near Riverview Park at approximately 2:30 a.m.
Eagle River Chamber President Amy Young, right, presented the Woman of the Year Award to Val Dreger at the chamber’s annual banquet last Thursday evening.
Jerry Burkett, left, last year’s Man of the Year, presented the 2014 Man of the Year Award to Allan Geiger for his community service toward chamber events, hockey and pickleball.
Chamber Executive Director Kim Emerson, left, presented the Volunteer of the Year Award to Greg Hahn.  —STAFF PHOTOS
Chamber Executive Director Kim Emerson, left, presented the Volunteer of the Year Award to Greg Hahn.  —STAFF PHOTOS

Chamber honors Val Dreger, Allan Geiger

Members of the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center honored Val Dreger and Allan Geiger as the Woman of the Year and Man of the Year, respectively, at the organization’s ann

Fitness Challenge extends deadline

The registration deadline  for the 2015 Health & Fitness Challenge, sponsored by the Vilas County News-Review, Ministry Health Care and the Pines Community Wellness Center, has been extended
The Warm The Children program received a $650 donation last week from the Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club. Tom Tameling, president of the club, presented the check to Warm The Children  co-coordinator Sharina Adams.                     —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW

Warm The Children pledges climb to 70% of 2014 goal

Donations to Warm The Children, a program sponsored by the Vilas County News-Review under the auspices of the Eagle River Rotary Foundation to provide winter clothing for needy children, have now
Gracie poses with a limit of grouse and a couple of woodcock retrieved on a glorious morning hunt in late October.               —Photo By The Author

A grouse season that won’t be forgotten

WHILE grouse hunters got no more than two months of decent no-snow conditions for the second straight fall, they once again found surprisingly good bird numbers in the third year

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David Eliason, a parent who opposes the plan to move Northland Pines seventh- and eighth-grade students to the high school, told the school board Monday night he has a petition with 1,046 signatures against the proposal.             —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
The Northland Pines School Board took input from the public on the proposal to move seventh- and eighth-grade students to the high school next fall at its meeting Monday night.