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Jim Tait 02/01-02/28/17

home : community : features May 27, 2017

Camp American Legion welcomes new director
Some people seem to simply exude a passion for their careers that seems unbridled. The newly introduced Camp American Legion director Don Grundy is one of those people. A clear focus and vision for the camp is present, but there is also a reassurance the widely heralded location for veteran rehabilitation will continue to uphold the reputation it has created over the years. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 19, 2017


Pastor Jensen says farewell after 34 years
All good things must come to an end, and the time has come for Pastor David Jensen of Ascension Lutheran Church in Minocqua to step away. After 34 years, Jensen looks to life beyond the church and reflects on his time spent in the Northwoods. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 26, 2017

Sandy Point Resort and Disc Golf Ranch to celebrate 25 years
Twenty-five years ago Michele and Mike Cozzens decided to take a leap from anything they had ever known and bought a resort in Lac du Flambeau with the idea of transforming it into the world's first disc golf resort. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 26, 2017

Camp American Legion benefits from another donation
On Monday, Camp American Legion received the donation of an Action Trackchair. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 26, 2017

'He did not get that wish'
One of the things I planned to do, as I considered this year's Memorial Day section, was to give another Gold Star parent the opportunity to talk about their loved one lost in war as a member of the U.S. military. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 26, 2017

Building the groove
Musical instruments are uniquely personal items. They are something you can develop a deep, enveloping relationship with which only grows stronger over time. Will Roffers is taking that concept to the next level with his hand-built, custom snare drums. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 26, 2017

Cub Scout pack 564 place flags to honor veterans
Local Northwoods Cub Scouts participated on May 21 in the annual placing of flags at the gravesites of deceased veterans. Over 500 flags were placed during the day. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 26, 2017

Fire departments receive donations to save pets from fire
First Responders with the Minocqua, Hazelhurst, Woodruff and Arbor Vitae Fire Departments are now some of the best equipped in the nation to save a pet's life. Invisible Fence of Northern Wisconsin has donated four pet oxygen mask kits to the departments.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Honoring those lost
Cub Scout Mitch Mleko places an American flag at the grave of a deceased veteran at Evergreen Cemetery in Woodruff on May 21. His father, Paul, and fellow Cub Scout and brother, Luke, look on. Five Cub Scouts joined VFW Post 7898 Commander Frank Zagar in placing flags at the grave sites of veterans at cemeteries in the Lakeland area last weekend. A full story can be seen on page 31.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Musical Expressions
China Grove vocalist and keyboardist Billy Martin enjoys adding a few quirky facial expression into the band's performance Thursday, May 18 at the Campanile Center for the Arts. The band performed a variety of Doobie Brothers favorites including "Long Train Runnin'" and "What a Fool Believes."
Friday, May 26, 2017

The final masterpiece
David R. Becker, of Long Lake, Ill., presents the attendees with his finished watercolor at his The Most Important Watercolor Workshop during Dillman's Bay spring open house on May 20.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Gone too soon
A group gathered at Forest Garden Cemetery in Woodruff on May 21 for Howard Young Medical Center's annual infant memorial service to honor and bury the infants lost last year and remember all of those who have died in the past.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Vilas and Oneida counties represented at Wisconsin Republican Convention
Congressman Sean Duffy was the keynote speaker at the Republican Women's luncheon, held on Saturday, May 13 during the 2017 Wisconsin Republican Convention at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Republicans from across the state gathered to celebrate the 2016 victories. Eight delegates were sent from Oneida and Vilas counties. Pictured, from left, are president of the Wisconsin Women's Federation of Republican Women Charlotte Rasmussen, Congressman Sean Duffy, and delegate from Vilas County Carol Cady.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Ribbon cutting for Golden Karat Jewelers
The Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Golden Karat Jewelers at 516 Oneida Street in Minocqua. Pictured cutting the ribbon are Tianna Whetstone, owner Nancy Ritchie, manager Jo Schaeffel-Lynch, Laura Forrest, Mary Bennett and Tracy Cook. Ambassadors pictured are Jan Santarius, Sally Winger, Stephanie Greeneway, Rick Jelmeland, Vickie Abraham,Tammie Buhs, Kimberly Peterson, Bob Prehn, Jody Peterson and Chamber executive director Krystal Westfahl.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Dillman's Bay spring open house
Bonnie Paruch, of Green Bay, teaches Plein Air Oil workshop to an audience of 22 at Dillman's Bay spring open house on May 20.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Host an exchange student next school year
The Lakeland Rotary Clubs are seeking families interested in hosting high school-age exchange students during the 2017-18 school year. The clubs will be welcoming a girl from Turkey and a boy from Germany, arriving in late August.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Boulder Junction sweepstakes runs through mid-June
The Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce knows it takes a lot to create a successful, thriving Northwoods community which is welcoming to residents and visitors alike.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Nicolet College's Ed O'Casey explores life on the Mexican-American border in his first book, 'Proximidad'
One hundred feet.

That's the distance between the quaint and comfortable confines of El Paso, Texas, and the decidedly opposite Juarez, Mexico - once a peaceful border city infested today by drug cartels violent to the extreme.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Hazlehurst Lions Club pick up trash
On Friday, May 5, members of the Hazlehurst Lions Club met at the Marathon/ICO gas station to help clean up roadside trash from a section of Highway 51 passing through the town of Hazlehurst. The Lions Club has volunteered for this responsibility and intend to make it a yearly spring/fall community project.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Hazlehurst Lions Club welcome officers and recognize Peace Poster winner
On Thursday, May 11, the Hazlehurst Lions Club held its 2017-2018 officers installation dinner at Norwood Pines Supper Club.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Manitowish Waters celebrates $2 million in airport improvements
On Tuesday, May 16, The Friends of the Manitowish Waters Airport hosted a Chamber After 5 event to celebrate the completion of nearly $2 million in improvements to the MW airport.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Mercer Lioness Club Recognition Meeting
The Mercer Lioness Club held their annual recognition meeting at the Cranberry Inn on Tuesday, May 16. Susan Drasziewicz was inducted as a new member. Her sponsors were Lynn Langhoff and Betty Meinholz. Bob Davis spoke to the group on the behalf of the Mercer VFW about the proposed VFW building addition.
Friday, May 26, 2017

MHLT celebrates graduates
Tuesday morning Minocqua-Hazelhurst-Lake Tomahawk School held a graduation celebration for both MHLT eighth graders and MJ1 alumni graduating from Lakeland Union High School. After breakfast and the slideshow all graduates paraded the hallways high-fiving the rest of the MJ1 students and saying goodbye to teachers. Pictured left are both MHLT eighth graders and alumni graduating from LUHS. Right are the MHLT alumni graduating from LUHS.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Minocqua Museum seeks volunteers
The Minocqua Museum begins the 2017 summer season on June 5. Volunteers are needed to greet visitors and guide them through the numerous exhibits. A three-hour time commitment one day a week is all that's required; either 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. The museum is open Monday to Friday until Labor Day. Volunteers will receive training and work in pairs.
Friday, May 26, 2017

LUHS alumni awarded grant to teach abroad
Thirteen students and alumni of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus have been awarded grants to study and teach abroad during the 2017-18 academic year by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, while another was selected for the Fulbright-related U.S. Teaching Assistant program in Austria, and four more have been designated as alternates and may yet receive Fulbright funding.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Mercer School holds Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Mercer's National Honor Society and Junior National Honor Society held their induction ceremony on Wednesday, May 17, in the Media Center. Parents and friends were welcomed to the ceremony by National Honor Society advisor Mark Benson.
Friday, May 26, 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.
Friday, May 26, 2017

The Big Event Under Nature's Canopy takes place May 28
The North Lakeland Discovery Center announces The Big Event Under Nature's Canopy, their most popular "FUNdraiser," to take place on Sunday, May 28. Enjoy dinner, entertainment and silent and live auctions. Cost is $50 per person or $650 to reserve a table for 10 and four bottles of wine.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Kich, Willms successfully compete at International DECA Competition
Camille Kich and Charles Willms recently competed at International DECA Competition in Anaheim, Calif., as over 20,000 students from around the world joined "On Your Future." The conference started Wednesday, April 26 and ended late evening Saturday, April 29. Kich qualified with her top 10 finish on the economics written at state and Willms qualified with his first place finish creative marketing project "Doggy Day Care - Taking Care of Man's Best Friend."
Friday, May 26, 2017

Honor, Heal, Remember: Memorial Day events at The Highground
There will be many ways to honor those who have lost their lives in service to our country on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, at The Highground Veterans Memorial Park near Neillsville.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Dancing with the Stars
Minocqua Dance held their annual spring dance recital Saturday at Lakeland Union High School. The theme this year was "red carpet" and mimicked the Academy Awards Show from the movie industry. Dancers of all ages performed several routines throughout the show.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Host an exchange student next school year
The Lakeland Rotary Clubs are seeking families interested in hosting high school-age exchange students during the 2017-18 school year. The clubs will be welcoming a girl from Turkey and a boy from Germany, arriving in late August.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

LdF Youth Center grand opening
Lac du Flambeau's new youth center had its grand opening Friday from 12 to 6 p.m. The majority of the attendees, young and old, could be found playing sports in the attached gym.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

BJ Lions donate to Camp American Legion
The Boulder Junction Lions Club presented a check for $1,000 to Camp American Legion last Thursday. Pictured, from left, are outgoing camp director Kevin Moshea, Lions Club treasurer Otis Voeltz, Lions Club president Jeff Lucas and incoming camp director Don Grundy.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

LUHS Forensics: Practice makes nearly perfect
High school forensics might not be exactly what you think. It's not rummaging around for clues in attempt to solve a mock-murder or pin down a bank robber. In reality, forensics offers an opportunity for students to gain a series of soft-skills in a fun, laid-back yet competitive environment. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 19, 2017

Sticking it out
Despite the presence of biting black flies, a common loon remains on its nest on Wednesday, May 10, at the Powell Marsh State Wildlife Area in Manitowish Waters.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Meet Apollo
Vern Gentele from Trees for Tomorrow introduces red-tailed hawk Apollo during the birds of prey presentation on Saturday, May 13, at the North Lakeland Discovery Center Birding Festival in Manitowish Waters. Blind in its left eye due to a collision with a car, Apollo is unrealeasable to the wild and has been a permanent member of the Trees for Tomorrow education staff since 2009.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

WI Andrus Award for Community Service accepting nominations
AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Wisconsin Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Wisconsinites age 50-plus who share their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of fellow community members.

"AARP Wisconsin is excited to shine a light on 50-plus Wisconsinites who are using what they've learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them," director of AARP Wisconsin Sam Wilson said.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Lions Club International celebrates 100 years of humanitarian service at Boulder Junction Lions Club Convention
The Boulder Junction Lions Club was proud and honored to host the 28th District 27-C2 Convention at Lake of the Torches Casino Conference Center in Lac du Flambeau on April 21 to 22. This year's District Convention was even more momentous because Lions Club International is celebrating 100 years of humanitarian service.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Boulder Junction sweepstakes runs through mid-June
The Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce knows it takes a lot to create a successful, thriving Northwoods community that's welcoming to residents and visitors alike.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Amateur artists wanted to participate in WRAP art show
The Headwaters Art League, headquartered in Land O' Lakes, is calling all area amateur artists to participate in an all-inclusive WRAP art show to be held at the Land O' Center, 4258 Cty Road B, in Land O' Lakes.
Thursday, May 18, 2017


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