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Photos by Evan Verploegh/Lakeland TimesStation manager Pete Rondello and marketing manager and volunteer coordinator Jessie Dick in one of WXPRís three studios.
Photos by Evan Verploegh/Lakeland Times


Station manager Pete Rondello and marketing manager and volunteer coordinator Jessie Dick in one of WXPRís three studios.
Local. Public. Radio. Chances are if you live in the Northwoods, or are a regular visitor, you've heard one of the many hosts utter that phrase on the Rhinelander-based station. For nearly 34 years, WXPR has given a voice to Northern Wisconsin and Michigan's U.P., but proposed funding cuts say that voice can stand to be diminished. (subscriber access)
Friday, March 31, 2017


Enter exhibit items at the Oneida County Fair
The 2017 Oneida County Fair Exhibition entry books are now available. The Fair runs Aug. 3-6 at Pioneer Park in Rhinelander. The judging of exhibit items takes place primarily on Thursday, Aug. 3 with photo entries judged prior to the Fair on Wednesday, July 26.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Lakeland Performing Arts presents Dave Bennett on May 12
The Lakeland Performing Arts Association is bringing to the stage a multi-instrument phenomenon, Dave Bennett, a clarinet virtuoso who plays electric guitar, piano, drums, and sings. One of the only artists saluting the Roots of Pop, Bennett covers music from the swing era and rock-n-roll to country, Elvis and the Beatles. His performance will be at the Lakeland High School theater in Minocqua at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 12. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, April 28, 2017

It's been an exciting spring for the LUHS Band
The Lakeland Union High School Band program has had a packed spring to say the least. Even for their ever-busy director Bill Richter, the last couple months have unusually prolific. (subscriber access)
Friday, April 28, 2017

Holy Family offers grief support program starting May 1
Holy Family Circle of Care will offer a new session of GriefShare beginning Monday, May 1. GriefShare offers help and encouragement to those who have experienced a death of their spouse, child, family member of friend.

GriefShare meets for 13 weeks, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church. 8950 County Highway J, Woodruff. There will be no sessions on May 29 and July 4, with the last class held on Aug. 7.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Minocqua Lions announce new scholarships for LUHS seniors
The Minocqua Lions Club is proud to announce the launching of seven new scholarship programs for Lakeland Union High School senior class.

The new scholarships that have been put in place:

Friday, April 28, 2017

Lakeland Badger Chapter scholarships available
The Lakeland Badger Chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association will be awarding up to five $2,000 scholarships this spring to 2017 graduates of Lakeland Union High School who will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison this coming fall. The Lakeland Badger Chapter encourages graduating seniors to submit a scholarship application which must be completed and returned to the LUHS guidance counselor no later than May 1 in order to be considered.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Aluminum can drive dates and locations announced
The BSA Venture Crew will be holding their spring aluminum can drive. They will be accepting aluminum cans, (crushed or uncrushed), scrap aluminum, vehicle, marine or lawn equipment batteries.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Young yoga
Certified yoga instructor Emilymae King leads a group of Pre-K students, from left, four-year-old Sammy Loos, five-year-old Luke Smith and almost five-year-old Madison-Areil Wahlgren through a session of yoga poses on Wednesday, April 26, at Terri's Treehouse Early Learning Center in Arbor Vitae. The yoga sessions were one of the events and activities focusing on nutrition, wellness and sustainability during the center's observance of the national Week of the Young Child.
Friday, April 28, 2017

The Royal Court
Members of the Royal Court, top row from left, Tanner Nicklaus, Camryn Trapp, Brian Zhang, Garrett Holtz, Zoe Ziebart, Samuel Pagels, Kelsee Blaska, Gunnar Weitz and Kennedy Richards; second row, Tyler Carroll, Georgia Garcia, Holly Jaeger, Aidan Byrnes, Jessica Hilgart, Max Ertl, Alayna Twelmeyer, Maquian Johnson and Caitrin Nimsgern applaud this year's King, Neil Borden and Queen, Reham El Amin, during their coronation ceremony on Saturday, April 22, at Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Meat Raffle fundraiser in Eagle River on April 29
The American Legion Riders Association of Wisconsin, District 11 will be holding a Meat Raffle fundraiser at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at Veterans Center in Eagle River. The fresh meat will be from Lake Tomahawk Meat Market in Lake Tomahawk. Raffle packages will include beef, pork, bacon, chicken, turkey, sausage and other assorted meats. Tickets are $.50 per package and must be purchased at each event. Everyone is welcome. Come support local veterans in need. For more information call Doug Breit at 715-477-2163 or Eric Brunner at 715-477-2831.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Prize picker
After playing an Easter themed kids game, five-year-old Jordyn Meade chooses a toy from a selection of prize baskets during the Northern Pines Greenery sponsored Minocqua Easter EGG-Stravaganza on Saturday, April 15, at Torpy Park in Minocqua. Hundreds participated in the event that included kids games, face painting and a bake sale to benefit the Girls on the Run Northwoods program.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Boat & Car Show at Little Bohemia on May 27
The 2017 Manitowish Waters Boat & Car Show will be held Saturday, May 27 on the grounds of Little Bohemia.

Check out the many boats, cars, artist displays and vendor booths throughout the Little Bohemia grounds.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Eagle River searches for 4th of July parade marshal
The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center is now searching for this year's 4th of July Parade Marshal.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Free rides offered to veterans memorial service in Harshaw
Veterans Ceremony U.G.C. will be offering free round trip rides via Lamers Motor Coaches for veterans and their families to attend the memorial service at the Veterans Monument in Harshaw on Saturday, May 27.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Oneida County holds Drug Take Back Day on April 29
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 29, the Three Lakes Police Department, the Rhinelander Police Department, the Minocqua Police Department, the Human Service Center, and the Oneida County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will coordinate a Prescription Drug Take Back initiative at the following locations:
Friday, April 28, 2017

Circle in the Center
Cindy Hager holds up the completed pussy willow floral wreath she created during the Circle in the Center Spring Floral Design Class on Saturday, April 8, at the Campanile Center for the Arts in Minocqua. The Circle in the Center artist workshops take place on the second Saturday of each month at the Campanile Center for the Arts.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Four area schools named to Title I Schools of Recognition list
Four area schools have been named to the list of Title I Schools of Recognition by the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Creative Minds Charter School, Three Lakes Elementary School, Tomahawk Elementary School and Mercer School have all been named to the list. (subscriber access)
Friday, April 28, 2017

Gustafson embraces role in Nicolet Players' 'Arsenic and Old Lace'
Finding your way in life isn't always easy.

But for Northwoods native Josh Gustafson, the direction he would take became clear in the spring of 2011 when he first stepped on stage to perform in a play at Lakeland Union High School.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Mercer Library to host Earth Day Fair on April 29
The Mercer Library will hold its first Earth Day Fair at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 29 in the Mercer Library and Community Center. The fair will feature information and activities for adults and children from 10 a.m. until noon, and a performance by folk musician Skip Jones at noon.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Caregivers have rights, too
It happens gradually. She needs a little help balancing the checkbook. There are other bills on the counter not getting paid. The layer of ice on roads and sidewalks leaves you nervous about a fall so you stop for her groceries and accompany her to appointments. You notice her floors are dirty and there is a laundry basket of clothes waiting to be washed. You do more and more for her and soon find yourself making daily phone calls or visits to help.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Free grief support offered in Arbor Vitae
A Time to Mourn is a free, monthly support group open to any adult who has suffered a loss. Led by experienced facilitators from Ministry Home Care, each month's meeting focuses on a different topic designed to give people an understanding of grief and some tools to help them manage the feelings and tasks of the grieving process.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Student job seekers run risk of getting schooled by scammers
With spring break behind them, many Wisconsin high school and college students will soon launch an online search for summer employment. While there are plenty of opportunities posted for students seeking temporary work statewide, blended among the legitimate listings may be a wealth of fake job ads posted by scammers looking to empty job seekers' pockets and steal their personal information.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Katie Hiller Clinic at Plum Lake Dressage April 29 and 30
Katie Hiller returns for another of her wonderfully educational mounted clinics April 29 and 30 beginning each day at 9 a.m. Hiller, an FEI level rider and trainer, has the uncanny ability to gear her instruction specifically to each horse and rider team. It doesn't matter the skill level, whether competing or not, type of horse or even what discipline (dressage, hunter, jumper, western, etc.), she works with the individual on the universal classical principles of forward, round, rhythm and harmony. Both riders and auditors come away from a Katie Clinic feeling grounded, recharged, motivated and equipped to work independently until the next clinic.
Friday, April 28, 2017

St. Germain Women's Service Club's Chicken Dinner on April 29
The St. Germain Women's Service Club will host the 10th annual Chicken Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 at the St. Germain Community Center.

The menu includes 1/2 charcoal-roasted chicken, three sides, roll, dessert and beverage for only $12 per person.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Vilas County Law Day on May 1
The Vilas County Law Day will be held starting at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 1 at the Vilas County Courthouse in Eagle River. Circuit Judge Neal Nielsen and members of the Vilas County Council of the American Legion, American Legion Post 114, and VFW Post 8637 of Eagle River will be hosting this annual event.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Father Daughter Dance held April 28
All area fathers and grandfathers with daughters and granddaughters are invited to the 9th annual Father Daughter dance hosted by Eaglebrook Church in Woodruff. This year's theme is "Saddle Up for a Country Western Hoedown." The dance will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28 at the Arbor Vitae Town Hall on 10675 Big Arbor Vitae Dr. Those attending are encouraged to come in their favorite country and western outfits.
Friday, April 28, 2017

OCHS Furball to take place April 29
The 4th annual Oneida County Humane Society's (OCHS) Furball, sponsored by The Petco Foundation, is set for Saturday April 29. The Reiter Center in Three Lakes is again the place for this year's event.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Northern Waters Genealogical Society meets May 2
The Northern Waters Genealogical Society invites you to their next meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2 at the Boulder Junction Community Center.

This month's program will be "Unraveling the Myths of Castle Garden and Ellis Island" with guest speaker, Jerry Paulson.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Crafters needed for Memorial Day Craft Show
Artisans and crafters are being sought for The Dr. Kate Museum 3rd annual Memorial Day Craft Show in Woodruff. The event will be held at the Woodruff Community Center on State Highway 47 East from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 27.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Kiwanis 5th annual run for autism
Get Your K's on Run for Autism will be held Saturday, April 29 at the Minocqua Sports Park, Highway 70 West, Minocqua. Runners, walkers and kids welcome.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fine arts scholarships
The Manito Art League is seeking applicants who are interested in financial aid for tuition toward an art workshop, class, college course or program in the fine arts. Scholarships are available to anyone living within or attending an accredited school within a 70-mile radius of Manitowish Waters.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Library news
Seeds & Seed Stories: On Thursday, May 4, Master Gardener Debra Ketchum Jircik will give a presentation entitled Seeds & Seed Stories at 11 a.m. Please consider joining as Jircik shares information on seeds, shares seed stories and leads a planting activity.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ruck'n St. Germain
Mark your calendar for "Ruck'n St. Germain" Saturday, April 29. The "ruck," which is a military term for a march with a pack on, is a 8 mile round trip hike from the St. Germain Community Pavilion, with brief stops along the way.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

King and queen
Neil Borden and Reham El Amin were crowned King and Queen during the LUHS "Greek Starry Night" Prom on Saturday, April 22, at Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cupcakes for a cause
Pharmacist Jen Hansen holds up one of her homemade Devils Food with monster cookie dough frosting cupcakes on "Cupcake Wednesday," April 19, at the St. Germain Pharmacy in downtown St. Germain. Hansen holds Cupcake Wednesday every Wednesday in April as a way to increase autism awareness and as a way to give back to an organization that has been beneficial to her own sons, donations benefit the Lakeland Area Special Olympics.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Kiwanis SOTM
On Tuesday, April 18, the Lakeland Area Kiwanis Club honored two deserving students with their Student of the Month Award at the breakfast meeting. Pictured, from left, are LUHS teacher Mike Mestelle, Kiwanis Club president Bob Bertch, SOTMs Andrea Kohl and Madison Jakubek, and Trap Shooting Team coach Tom Oestreich. Both students participate on the Trap Shooting Team at Lakeland Union High School. This is the second year for this competition.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Try out for Denim & Dessert Theatre on April 26
Denim & Dessert, the Presque Isle based reader's theatre group, has announced tryouts for its spring production, the female version of "The Odd Couple." Neil Simon has written a female version of his uproariously funny co-habiting male roommates. Instead of Felix and Oscar (Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon) think Florence and Olive, two mis-matched temporary roommates who work, marry and lust after the Spanish brothers who live in the apartment above. This zany twosome is joined by four female friends who play Trivial Pursuit and share mayhem with the "Odd Couple."
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

North Lakeland Discovery Center announces interim executive director
The North Lakeland Discovery Center Board of Directors has named Dorothy Wahner as interim executive director. The Discovery Center's Board asked Wahner to step in after the resignation of former executive director Azael Meza.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Donation to Vilas K-9
On March 25, $800 was presented to Vilas County K-9 unit by birthday girl Adrienne Trollan at the VFW Breakfast in Eagle River. Pictured, from left, are sheriff Joe Fath, Adrienne's mom Regina Trollan, Adrienne, Godo, K9 handler Lac du Flambeau Jake Bryner, and K9 project coordinator Dave Gardner.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Marshfield Clinic offers free community CPR session May 6 in Park Falls
Marshfield Clinic Park Falls Center is offering a free community CPR session 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Park Falls Public Library, 121 N. Fourth Ave.

"We are offering these free sessions in honor of Sue Teichmiller's recent health struggle," said Jenny Dodge, physician assistant, friend and co-worker of Teichmiller's at Marshfield Clinic. "Her life was initially saved by her husband and a family friend doing CPR until the ambulance arrived. We feel it's vitally important to spread the knowledge of how to perform CPR to make it more widely-known in our community."

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


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