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A Prayer for Peace
Contributed photographFranciscan sisters take part in prayer at the St. Rose chapel in 1906. The prayer had already been carried out for 28 years at that point.
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Franciscan sisters take part in prayer at the St. Rose chapel in 1906. The prayer had already been carried out for 28 years at that point.
Right now there is a prayer being held in a small La Crosse chapel.

That sentence would ring true if uttered any day, hour or minute of the last 137 years. This is because the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA), a Catholic religious congregation for women, have made it one of their goals to hold a continual prayer for peace over the past century. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 22, 2016


Tree seedlings available for purchase at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River
Four types of tree seedlings are available for purchase at Trees For Tomorrow, a private, nonprofit natural resources specialty school.

The 2-year-old seedlings include red (Norway) pine, paper birch, white pine, and a white spruce hybrid. Cost is $1.25 per seedling. Proceeds support educational programs at Trees For Tomorrow.

The seedlings are available until inventory runs out at the end of summer or early fall. All seedlings are containerized and have established root systems. Orders can be shipped for an additional fee.

Friday, April 29, 2016

White Deer Triathlon races toward second year with tourism grant
The Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the second annual White Deer Triathlon with help from a Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The $29,000 grant will help the Chamber further develop its marketing efforts, which include social media, print and television advertising along with internet marketing and public relations components.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Give your household budget a tune-up
If you feel like your paycheck is not keeping up with your everyday expenses, you may be right. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median household income is down for many families across Wisconsin.

From 2009 to 2014, all but two counties in Wisconsin - Adams and Florence - had stagnant or falling median household incomes. Household expenses continue to creep up each year, with inflation rates around 1.5 percent.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Lakeland Performing Arts Association presents Fascinating Rhythms of the World with the Alex Meixner Band
The Lakeland Performing Arts Association is bringing the Alex Meixner Band, to the Lakeland High School auditorium on Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Alex Meixner Band, led by one of the most spectacular accordionist in the world, is equally at home playing polkas for an Oktoberfest, Gypsy jazz, pops, folk, classical, latin or smokin' Zydeco-blues, and they can do them all in one program. In fact, in one song, the band switches among Rock, to Polka to Brahms Lullaby, all in 3.5 minutes.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Banners for Sale
Canvas banners the town of Minocqua purchased in 2014 to commemorate the town's 125th anniversary are for sale. Town clerk Roben Haggart said the banners were on display in several areas around town for several months. "They were on the Highway 51 bridge and a couple other places that summer," she said. "They were put up around the Fourth of July and we left them up through Beef-A-Rama that year."
Friday, April 29, 2016

Adult Coloring Book Club meets May 4
Join the adult coloring craze. The Boulder Junction Public Library is sponsoring an adult coloring book club from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4. The library will provide coloring sheets, colored pencils, gel pens, markers, relaxing music, coffee and snacks.

There is no charge to participate and all are welcome. Registration is not required but would be appreciated so we have enough coloring supplies.

For more information or to register for the class, please call the library at 715-385-2050.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Nicolet Choraliers to perform on May 7 at Oneida County Senior Center
The Nicolet Choraliers will perform a medley of popular favorites at a Community Mother's Day Concert at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 7, at the Oneida County Senior Center in downtown Rhinelander.

The performance, which will last about an hour, will include nostalgic hits such as "Cheek to Cheek" by Irving Berlin, "Anything Goes" by Cole Porter, and "California Dreamin'" by the Mamas and the Papas, along with many others.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Bike and Walk to School Day is May 4
Mark your calendars - May 4, 2016 is Bike and Walk to School Day. It's a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries biking or walking to school on the same day. This year, Northwoods LEAN (Linking Education, Activity and Nutrition) is taking action right here in Oneida and Vilas Counties. Northwoods LEAN has partnered with area schools to help celebrate the day by offering schools a chance to win $500 by participating in the 100 Mile Challenge.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Vilas County gets moving with a kick start program
Community members who want to get motivated to keep their feet moving, and have the chance to earn prizes, will want to sign up for Vilas County Kick Start Program. Eagle River Ministry Medical Group, Vilas County Public Health Department and Northland Pines School District will host a kick-off meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 2, in the LGI Room at Northland Pines High School, Eagle River. Information about the 5K program will be provided at the meeting.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Nicolet's Blemke presents on health care ethics at national conference
Nicolet College dean of health occupations Dr. Lenore Blemke presented a session on ethics in health care at the recent League of Innovation national conference in Chicago.

Blemke led a discussion on ethics with other community college health education professionals from around the country and also presented a unique educational display of a dozen banners that focus on health care ethics.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Elvis & Patsy tribute concert to be held May 6 for NATH
Mark your calendars for May 6. The Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing, Inc. (NATH) will once again host the "Elvis & Patsy Cline Tribute Artists" at the Whitetail Inn in St. Germain. In addition to his performance at the White Tail Inn last June, Award-Winning tribute artist, Garry Wesley, has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, Mexico, and South America.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Lakeland Community Concert Band's 'sweet' performance at Campanile
The Campanile Center for the Arts announces the first installment of our traditional Spring Concert. At 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, the Lakeland Community Concert Band will take the stage.

The band is under the direction of Mike Schultz. The community band is made up of 40 members of neighboring towns from Presque Isle to Tomahawk, Rhinelander to Lac du Flambeau, with ages ranging from 15 to 83.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Denim & Dessert presents 'Tuna Does Vegas'
The popular Denim & Dessert Readers' Theatre presents the wild comedy, "Tuna Does Vegas" in Presque Isle at the Community Center at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2016. Admission is free with donations welcome. A cash beverage bar is available from 6:30 p.m. and at intermission. After the show, complimentary coffee and home-made cookies and bakery are served.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Few spots left for Memorial Day Arts and Craft Show vendors
The Memorial Day Arts and Craft Show is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 28, 2016 and is held in Downtown Eagle River. The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center would like to invite you to display your Northwoods themed and other handmade arts and crafts for sale. This event will take place rain or shine and we are expecting over 2,000 people to attend. For more information on how to participate in the Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Show, please call events coordinator Patti Gill at 715-479-6400 or 800-359-6315 or visit www.eagleriver.org and click on events.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Boulder Junction Lions Club 'Funding the Future of Our Youth' spaghetti dinner on May 7
The Boulder Junction Lions Club will be holding their annual "Funding the Future of Our Youth" spaghetti dinner on Saturday, May 7 at the Boulder Junction Community Center. Serving will begin at 4 p.m. and end at 7 p.m.

A full spaghetti dinner including the choice of a vegetarian or meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverages will be served. Wine will be available for $4, soda and bottled water will be available for $1. The dinner cost is $9 for adults, $7 for children ages 6 through 12 and 5 years old and under is free. Carry outs will be available.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Fourteen LUHS students medal at state forensics festival
On Friday, April 15, 14 students from Lakeland Union High School competed in the annual Wisconsin High School Forensic Association State Forensics Speech Festival held on the University of Wisconsin Madison campus.

All 14 students attending earned medals, with four earning perfect scores. The following individuals are listed below along with their accomplishments...

Friday, April 29, 2016

Grounds for development
Hump day. It's a common word for Wednesday, the midpoint, or "hump," of the typical American work week - and plenty of professionals will admit they could use a little boost to help get through the day and gain momentum going into the weekend.

For the past few months, two eighth grade students have been providing that boost by selling gourmet coffee to the North Lakeland Elementary School staff every Wednesday, but their teachers say the two special needs students are the ones who truly benefit from the exercise. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 29, 2016

St. Germain mom creates autism awareness with cupcakes
In an effort to help raise autism and Down syndrome awareness in her community, one St. Germain mom is getting people's attention by catering to one of their strongest urges: their appetites.

"Cupcake Wednesdays is an idea that I came up with a couple years ago," said Jen Hansen, pharmacist and mother of two sons - Jake, who is on the autism spectrum, and Nolan, who has Down syndrome. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Martinis in May on May 7 in St. Germain
The St. Germain Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our third annual Martinis in May from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the Whitetail Inn, where Northwood's bartenders put their skills to the test at this martini making competition. The Whitetail Inn will provide signature hors d' oeuvres and Tony Ocean will entertain throughout the evening. Tony Ocean's upbeat style takes listeners back in time to a musical era that will be sure to please audiences of all ages. He performs popular songs from Sinatra, Davis, Martin, Bennett and Jones to name a few.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Campanile showcases community talent in May
The Campanile Center for the Arts showcases the talent in the Lakeland area with these events in May:

Lakeland Community Concert Band

1 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, the Lakeland Community Concert Band will take the stage playing famous Suites along with a jazz medley arrangement and Debussy in its spring concert. Various members will be featured in small ensembles including a clarinet quintet, wind ensembles and the resident ...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Kiwanis announces raffle winners
The Lakeland Area Kiwanis Club announced the first winners in their new April Fools Monthly Calendar Raffle. This raffle runs through March 31, 2017 and is a new fund raiser for the club. Tickets are being sold for a $10 donation each and at the Kiwanis board meeting each month four tickets are drawn by a guest/member at the meeting. The lucky four people receive a check for $25 each and then their tickets are put back in the drawing and they could feasibly win again. There are only 250 sold.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

River Valley Bank donates to Great Headwaters Trails
River Valley Bank has given Great Headwaters Trails (GHT) $5,000 toward the continued development of the Conover-Phelps biking and walking trail. This will be used to build the second segment of the trail. The first 3.2 miles was completed last fall.

This gift is the third by a local financial institution. Headwaters State Bank in Land O' Lakes and Associated Bank in Eagle River both contributed to the trail earlier this year.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

White Deer Triathlon returns to Boulder Junction on May 21
With one month to go before the White Deer Triathlon returns to Boulder Junction in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce is giving racers one last chance to save on registration for the paddle/bike/run race.

Now through May 4, racers can save $10 off a full-price registration by using code WDTSMD at checkout. Interested participants can register by visiting the White Deer Triathlon website.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Gogebic Community College offers transfer guarantee
Gogebic Community College has signed on to participate in the new academic transfer agreement recently enacted by the Michigan legislature. The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) recognizes the fact that students are much more mobile and may attend multiple institutions during their academic career. The MTA also takes the place of the MACRAO agreement in an effort to update and assist students who will transfer to Michigan colleges and universities.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Get Your K's On Run set for Saturday
The Lakeland Area Kiwanis Club is again sponsoring the Kiwanis "Get Your K's On Run," a heart-healthy family event raises money for the Kiwanis Autism Project.
Friday, April 22, 2016

'McTeacher's Night'
Megan Ross, dressed as the Minocqua Hazelhurst Lake Tomahawk School mascot the firebird, and three of her friends, from left, Carynlee Shaker, Ariel Basler and Melodee Shaker, encourage passing motorists to stop into McDonalds during "McTeacher's Night" on Wednesday, April 13, in Minocqua.
Friday, April 22, 2016

New playground
Workers with Rainbow Play Systems finish up installation of new playground equipment at Camp American Legion on Saturday.
Friday, April 22, 2016

New water heater installed at Camp American Legion
Staff Sgt. Kelsey Helmuth, a member of the civil engineering squadron of the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 128th Air Refueling Wing based in Milwaukee, prepares a piece of pipe to be soldered as part of the installation of a new water heater at Camp American Legion on Saturday.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Manitowish Waters Solstice Festival set for June 17 to 19
The Manitowish Waters Community Foundation presents the second annual Solstice Festival from June 17 to 19, 2016. The event is a bike-focused weekend for casual to serious riders. Included are a Family Fun Paved Trail Ride on Saturday, and Century (100-mile), Half-Century (50-mile) and Cranberry (29-mile) road rides on Sunday.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Tai Chi classes to be held in Mercer
Tai Chi for Health and Fall Prevention classes will start in Mercer on Monday, May 2.
Friday, April 22, 2016

UW-Extension and Wisconsin counties association offer trainings for new county officials
This spring, Wisconsin voters cast ballots not only for the United States presidential primary and Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, voters also elected local county board supervisors. With turnover on county boards averaging about 25 percent each election cycle, board members need opportunities to learn more about their roles and responsibilities.
Friday, April 22, 2016

celebrating 60 years of business
Celebrating their 60th year making paint in Wisconsin, Hallman Lindsay, a locally owned business held their annual Customer Appreciation Day on April 19.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Business, IT Job Fair on April 26 at Nicolet College
Northwoods employers looking to hire individuals with business or information technology skills will be on hand for a job fair at Nicolet College from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in the University Transfer Center.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Vidalia onion sale held by the Shriners of the Northwoods Shrine Club
The Shriners of the Northwoods Shrine Club will be having a Vidalia onion sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30 at various outdoor locations throughout the Northwoods. Locations include Rhinelander, Eagle River, Minocqua, Woodruff, St. Germain, Three Lakes, Land O'Lakes, Crandon, Wabeno, Tomahawk and Lake Tomahawk.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Raptor 101
Sixth grader Harrison Wheeler, right, gets a closeup view of TJ, an American kestrel, held by Northwoods Wildlife Center's assistant director of education and advanced wildlife rehabilitator Courtney Wright during a raptor education program Wednesday, April 13, at North Lakeland School in Manitowish Waters.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Retirement reception for Debbie Lee Donovan
There will be a retirement and appreciation reception held for Debbie Lee Donovan from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at the Woodruff Community Center.
Friday, April 22, 2016

An afternoon of classic music at Minocqua Public Library
Al Whitney and Linda Hutchinson, host of WXPR Monday Midday Classics, will present a classical music listening program from 1:30 to 3 p.m on Tuesday, April 26 at the Minocqua Public Library.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Egg Hunt in Lake Tomahawk thanks volunteers
An Egg Hunt was held on March 20 at the Legion Building in Lake Tomahawk. Over 1,000 eggs in hiding with four giant eggs.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Martinis in May on May 7 in St. Germain
The St. Germain Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our third annual Martinis in May from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the Whitetail Inn, where Northwood's bartenders put their skills to the test at this martini making competition.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Lakeland Area Scholarship Fund prepares to award $68,000 to graduating seniors and alumni
Since its inception 43 years ago, the Lakeland Area Scholarship Fund has distributed thousands of dollars each year in scholarships to Lakeland Union High School graduates pursuing higher education. (subscriber access)
Friday, April 22, 2016


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