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Butch Welch: 'From bathing suits to bulldozers'
After 27 years, Butch Welch will retire as director of the Minocqua public works director.
Raymond T. Rivard photograph
After 27 years, Butch Welch will retire as director of the Minocqua public works director.

Raymond T. Rivard photograph
From his third floor office of the Minocqua Center overlooking Lake Minocqua, Robert “Butch” Welch, the town’s director of public works, has one of the best views in all the Northwoods.
Friday, August 15, 2014


Local event for veterans and their families Sept. 6

Indian Shores Campground will be open to the public Saturday, Sept. 6 for a fundraiser named “Honor Your Military Fun Day.” (Public access)


Monday, August 18, 2014

Play mahjong for pets

Mahjong players of all experience levels are invited to participate in a game day to benefit The Fix Is In, a nonprofit mobile pet clinic offering affordable spay/neuter services throughout northern Wisconsin.


Monday, August 18, 2014

New paddle event for charity

All paddlers are invited to the Woods & Water Paddle Races on Big St. Germain Lake. This new event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. It includes both kayak and stand up paddleboard (SUP) divisions.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Lakeland car shows go into late September

As the summer season draws to a close, there are still a few area car shows to check out. 


Monday, August 18, 2014

Towanda association to host special meeting

The Towanda Lakeshore Property Owners Association will host a special meeting, Saturday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m., at the Arbor Vitae town hall.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Enchanted Doll Club to meet Aug. 21

The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will hold its next meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Olson Memorial Library, Eagle River.  

 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Are you ready to rock with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers?

It’s Bagpipes. It’s Rock. It’s Bagrock. AC/DC meets the poet Robert Burns. 


Monday, August 18, 2014

Mammoth rummage sale to benefit homeless shelter
NATH/Frederick Place will hold their Mammoth Rummage Sale on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Aug. 21-23 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the former Hancock Fabric Store located in the Trig’s Riverwalk Center.
Monday, August 18, 2014

Lake George Association to hold annual meeting
The Lake George Lake Association will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, Aug. 21 at the Pelican town hall, located at 4093 County Highway P.
Monday, August 18, 2014

James Beck Cancer Center hosting 7th annual Celebration of Life

The James Beck Cancer Center will be hosting the seventh annual Celebration of Life on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the James Beck Cancer Center on the grounds of Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital located at 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Discovery Center appreciation potluck dinner

The North Lakeland Discovery Center will host an potluck dinner in honor of their volunteers, interns and sponsors on Thursday, Aug. 21, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Writing workshop with author Amy Laundrie

The Frank B. Koller Memorial Library of Manitowish Waters will host  a writing workshop at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20. This hands-on workshop is for writers of any age and experience.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Bromann is new studio director, instructor at MQD
Sarah BromannSarah Bromann
Minocqua Dance (MQD) Studio owner Dana Bostrom and staff are thrilled to offer a 16th dance season to students interested in learning the art of dance. 
Friday, August 15, 2014

Hazelhurst Lions Club to host annual flea market and craft show Saturday and Sunday
The Hazelhurst Lions Club will be holding its annual flea market and craft show, in addition to a classic car show this weekend at the Hazelhurst Ball Park, Highway 51.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Recreational trail experts share economic and planning facts
More than 70 people attended the Iron County Citizen’s Forum program on economic impacts of recreation trails Monday, Aug. 11, at the Mercer Community Center. 
Friday, August 15, 2014

Nicolet students: This scholarship is for you
Five area Nicolet College students were recently awarded $1,000 scholarships, thanks to the efforts of Woody and Tracey Ahlborn, owners and partners of Ahlborn Equipment in Sayner.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Manito Art League announces winners from recent show
Scholarship winners at the Manito Art League’s recent show.Scholarship winners at the Manito Art League’s recent show.
The Manito Art League Scholarship committee announced the 2014 Scholarship Awards and workshop recipients during the opening reception and patrons’ night. 
Friday, August 15, 2014

Anyone at any age can contract shingles
Barbara MrozBarbara Mroz

Anyone, at any age, who had chickenpox may develop shingles. 


Friday, August 15, 2014

Did You Know ...?
Trig SolbergTrig Solberg
Health care philanthropy keeps hospital-based programs and services growing and will help our hospitals thrive as we move into the future. 
Friday, August 15, 2014

Ashe Scholarship applications available
Applications for the Dr. Henry Ashe Continuing Education Scholarships will be available Friday, Aug. 1, for Lakeland area college students who are pursuing a career in a health care field at the undergraduate level.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Sparks celebrate 70 years together
Avanti residents Betty (sitting left) and Bill Sparks (sitting right) celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a celebration that included Bob Smith on the clarinet and a visit from their son Scott Sparks ...
Friday, August 15, 2014

Wendlandts participate in state 4-H program
In this centennial year of Wisconsin 4-H, “100 Years of Growing Wisconsin Leaders,” the delegates explored and celebrated throughout the event. 
Friday, August 15, 2014

Class of '94 supports Sharing Foundation
The Lakeland Union High School Class of 1994 is raising money for the Lakeland Sharing Foundation in honor of their 20 year class reunion.
Friday, August 15, 2014

NLDC receives $1,500 grant for education programming
The North Lakeland Discovery Center has announced that the center is the recipient of a $1,500 grant from Xcel Energy to fund environmental education programming for area schools. 
Friday, August 15, 2014

Fifteenth annual Boulder Junction Fly In a success

They came from all over parts of the upper Midwest Aug. 10 for the Fifteenth Annual Boulder Junction Musky Day Fly In: Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota, as well as Wisconsin.  (Public access)


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Quest Audio, Video, Security offers customer service, local presence

Looking for those specialized audio, video or security services that have become a must in today’s society?


Thursday, August 14, 2014

MKLPA Public Information Meeting Aug. 23

The Minocqua/Kawaguesaga Lakes Protection Association Public Information Meeting will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Pointe Hotel and Suites, Minocqua. 


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Vilas Republicans meet Aug. 18

The Vilas County Republicans will meet on Aug. 18, 6:30 p.m., at the Eagle River Inn in Eagle River. 

 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Vilas Museum hosts chicken dinner

The Vilas Historical Museum in Sayner will be hosting a chicken dinner on Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Sayner Community building and pavilion from 4-6:30 p.m.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Gresham Lakes Association meeting

The Gresham Lakes Association will  hold its annual meeting and picnic at the Boulder Junction community center at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.



Thursday, August 14, 2014

AV-W School Registration Day

AV-W School Registration Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the school. This is for all current and new students attending AV-W for the upcoming 2014-15 school year.



Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ace donates to art show
Presque Isle’s Discovery Art Camp thanks ACE Hardware for their donation of Clark Kensington paint.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Meeting regarding ATV trail in Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host an open house meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 4-7 p.m., at the Northwoods Community Elementary School Gymnasium in Harshaw.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hazelhurst Flea Market, Craft and Classic Car Show

The Hazelhurst Lions Club will hold their annual flea market, craft show, and car show on Aug. 16 and 17 at the Hazelhurst Ball Park on Highway 51.

 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Gresham Lakes Association annual meeting

The Gresham Lakes Association will  hold its annual meeting and picnic at the Boulder Junction community center on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 3:30 p.m.

 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Lake Tomahawk centennial sale and boat show

The Historical Society of Lake Tomahawk, in conjunction with the Lake Tomahawk Centennial Celebration, will sponsor a collectible sale at the Sloan Community Center on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.



Monday, August 11, 2014

Stroke and Osteoporosis screenings

Residents living in and around the Minocqua community can reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture by attending the Life Line Screening on Wednesday, Aug. 13. at the Minocqua community center.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Sunshine for Humanity grand opening and fundraiser August 16

Sunshine for Humanity of Eagle River, a “Neighbor Helping Neighbor” nonprofit organization, will be holding its Grand Opening and First Annual Fundraiser on August 16, 2014, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 227 S. Seventh Street in  Eagle River. 

 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Third Thursday Theater in Boulder Junction

The Boulder Junction Public Library will host this month’s “Third Thursday Theatre” a week early on Aug. 14. The film will be shown on the big screen in the Boulder Lake meeting room of the Boulder Junction community center.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Urgent need for blood donations before Labor Day
The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to donate before the Labor Day holiday, even after many donors stepped up to give blood following an urgent call issued in late July.
Monday, August 11, 2014


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