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Bill Schumann honored by the Sno-Skeeters
Contributed photographMembers and friends of the Manitowish Waters Sno-Skeeters gathered on Tuesday, Dec. 27 to honor the dedication of a recently completed bridge to Bill Schumann. Schumannís work in advancing the sport of snowmobiling has impacted Wisconsin, Illinois and the entirety of the sportís community.
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Members and friends of the Manitowish Waters Sno-Skeeters gathered on Tuesday, Dec. 27 to honor the dedication of a recently completed bridge to Bill Schumann. Schumannís work in advancing the sport of snowmobiling has impacted Wisconsin, Illinois and the entirety of the sportís community.
The Manitowish Waters Sno-Skeeters snowmobile club gave the longtime member and supporter Bill Schumann an honor no one will soon forget. On Tuesday, Dec. 27 Schumann had his name put on a plaque on the bridge located on Papoose Creek off Hwy K - south of Smokey's Restaurant in Manitowish Waters. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 30, 2016

Winter Bingo in St. Germain begins Jan. 22
There is no better way to spend a blustery cold winter day than with a good ol' game of Bingo. Gather your family and friends in St. Germain for an afternoon of family fun at St. Germain Bingo.
Friday, January 20, 2017

Hospice education program starts March 1
For many years, individuals who've chosen to pursue volunteering for hospice have been able to explore a wealth of information about the end-of-life in their training sessions.
Friday, January 20, 2017

A world of music
It's not everyday you get to wander through Europe. It's not everyday you get to wander through Europe, playing music in some of the most historical concert venues on the globe, either. For eight Lakeland Union High School band and choir students, that fantasy became a reality this past summer. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 20, 2017

Dave Drivas and friends to perform Jan. 24 at Nicolet College
A little Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Prine and The Eagles.

Mix in some Bob Dylan, Jimmy Buffet, Gordon Lightfoot, and an Elvis medley for good measure.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Sister Gloria presents 'Getting to Know the Other' on Jan. 23
At 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, enter into the world of the African continent through the person of Sister Gloria Wirba.
Friday, January 20, 2017

'Canadian Quidditch'
Arbor Vitae-Woodruff School Adventure Guide "Adventure Andy" Teichmiller looks on as Rachel McMahon runs in snowshoes towards first base during a game of "Canadian Quidditch" on Wednesday, Jan. 18, on a frozen Big Arbor Vitae Lake in Arbor Vitae. The game combines

snowshoe baseball with the fictional game of "Quidditch" from the popular Harry Potter novels.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Holiday recycling
Mercer Lionesses Denise Odermann, left, Dorothy Bangle, center, and Betty Meinholz load a car with Christmas lights that were collected over the holiday season to be delivered to the Habitat For Humanity Restore in Superior for recycling. This is the second consecutive year the Hurley and Mercer Lionesses have recycled holiday lights. Not only does it save the landfills but Habitat makes money on the recycling. Thanks to everyone in the community who participated in the holiday light recycling program.
Friday, January 20, 2017

Making a snowman
Fiona Rey has fun making a clothespin snowman during the Marvel in Manitowish Family Play Day on Thursday, Dec. 29, at the North Lakeland Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters.
Friday, January 20, 2017

LEGO Robotics workshop for adult youth leaders Jan. 23
The Wisconsin State 4-H STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) specialist from Madison will be presenting a two and a half hour hands-on workshop on LEGO EV3 Robotics from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 23, in the lower level of the Rhinelander Oneida County Airport.
Friday, January 20, 2017

Protecting what's yours
Continuing where we left off last week at the formation of the Northwoods Land Trust, after following his heart Bryan Piece finalized the organization's status as a nonprofit land protection agency in 2001. Now in 2017, the Land Trust has completed their 80th conservation easement for the protection of private land from commercial development and environmental contamination. In addition to those easement properties, the Land Trust are primary owners of five pieces of land, four of which have come via donation. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 20, 2017

Solution for tinnitus; ringing in the ears
Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is a condition in which a person perceives sound that is not actually present in the environment. It is often described as "ringing" in the ears but can include virtually any type of sound including whooshing, hissing or whistling.
Friday, January 20, 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, January 20, 2017

Women's March of the Northwoods on Saturday
A Women's March of the Northwoods will take place in Minocqua from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, to coincide with the Women's March on Washington.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fundraising event for Jaennine Byczek held Sunday in Manitowish Waters
A fundraising event for Jaennine Byczek will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22 at Rustic Roadhaus Restaurant & Bar, next to Hogans Market in Manitowish Waters.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

NLS participates in Box Tops for Education
In an effort to raise additional funds for the school, North Lakeland School participates in the General Mills Box Tops for Education program.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Fe University presents 'The Witch Panic' beginning Feb. 8
Why does witchcraft remain a fascinating subject even now in the 21st century? Since the time of ancient Greece, art and literature have been filled with descriptions of activities of witches, leading to widespread suspicion and brutal witch trials in the New World and in Europe. For an in depth study of this phenomenon and what we can learn from it today, Fe University presents a 4-session class, "The Witch Panic of the 16th and 17th Centuries in the Western World," taught by University of Wisconsin professor, Dr. Mary Magray. The class will be taught at the Mercer Library for four Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 8 through March 1.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Free tax assitance offered by AARP
Free income tax assistance is available for the Lakeland area residents starting Feb. 3 and continuing until April 10. This service is provided by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation, and is available to people with low to moderate income; with special attention to those over the age of 60.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Nicolet College Hire Up event to be held Feb. 3
Recruiting and retaining high quality employees is key for business success.

Few know that more than Ann Kerian, who has studied the current-day employment scene in the Northwoods with an eye towards the best strategies to find quality employees and then developing a work culture that retains these individuals.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Inga Lami Day to be held on Jan. 21 at Minocqua Winter Park
Come celebrate women of all ages, outdoor winter fun, delicious Norwegian food, local music, and an evening luminary ski at Minocqua Winter Park on Saturday, Jan. 21.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Scam tips with chief Jaeger at Minocqua Library on Jan. 19
Minocqua Police chief Dave Jaeger shares security tips during a presentation on "How to Avoid Online and Phone Scams" at the Minocqua Public Library at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Egg-tastic talent
Lakeland Union High School hosted the annual talent show and food drive Saturday. The show offered singing, dancing and a special treat called "egg Russian roulette." Contestants played a four-round elimination game to locate which eggs offered to them were raw or boiled. Participants were required to smash the eggs on their foreheads and those with raw eggs were not only left with egg on their face, they were eliminated from the game. From left are Jaeli Ward, Morgan Peterson, Logan Jenson and Casey Kassien.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Jimmys
Members of Wisconsin's own powerhouse blues band the Jimmys perform before an enthusiastic crowd on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Campanile Center for the Arts in Minocqua.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A great day for the Minocqua Forest Riders chili feed
Clear blue skies and bright sunshine, coupled with excellent trail conditions, brought snowmobile riders out in force in the Northwoods last weekend. Groups of sleds could be seen at any tavern or restaurant along the trail system. Nowhere was this more true than at The Boathouse in Minocqua.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hodag Home & Lifestyle Show accepting registrations
Registrations for the 2017 Hodag Home & Lifestyle Show in Rhinelander are now being accepted at the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce. This annual event will be held on March 18 at the Rhinelander High School and is sponsored by the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, AA Seamless and Rhinelander Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Minocqua Home, Lifestyle & Recreation Show seeking participants
The Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce is calling for businesses interested in participating in Minocqua Home, Lifestyle & Recreation Show to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 6, at Lakeland Union High School, 9573 Hwy 70W, Minocqua.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Side by Side grief support in Eagle River
A free support group is available for adults who are grieving a loss in their life.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Vilas County Amateur Radio Club offers HAM class Jan. 21 and 22
The Vilas County Amateur Radio Club, Inc. will again offer a class designed to prepare participants to pass their examination for their Technician Class License issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Help build Snowmy Kromer on Jan. 24 and 25
Snowmy Kromer is about to make his much anticipated appearance this season in front of the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

MACP seeking public input
The Mercer Area Community Planning (MACP) committee is seeking input on the Iron County area's strengths, and asks the community to share their ideas in a new survey.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Mercer Library Community Chat features Eric Nasi
Eric Nasi, Veterans officer for Iron County, visited the Mercer Library on Friday,

Jan. 6 as part of the library's regular Community Chat series.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Campanile offers digital photography workshops
Is one of your New Year's resolutions to learn how to use the new camera your received under the tree? Or maybe it's to take your photography to the next level just in time for spring? The Campanile Center for the Arts is offering a series of digital photography workshops.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Magical Moments Bridal Expo is right around the corner
Planning for the big day - your wedding - is exciting and quite an undertaking with so many decisions to make, but Lund and Taylor Bridal Gallerie's annual Magical Moments Bridal Expo, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 21, with a fashion show at 2 p.m., offers brides ideas and the opportunity to talk with vendors. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Nicolet College's new Learning in Retirement classes keep retirees active, engaged
Nicolet College's Learning in Retirement program will feature another fun-filled, learning-inspired collection of offerings for spring semester that will include many new classes along with fresh takes on traditional favorites.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Alzheimer's support groups available to assist caregivers
The Alzheimer's Association collaborates with a number of different organizations to offer monthly Alzheimer's support groups in communities across Northern Wisconsin.
Friday, January 13, 2017

Lecia Brooks to speak at Nicolet College on Jan. 15
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, the Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (NUUF) is sponsoring a presentation by Lecia Brooks from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in Montgomery, Ala. Brooks will be speaking at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Nicolet College Theater on the Rhinelander Campus.
Friday, January 13, 2017

Cheryl Dixon the guest speaker at January's Aglow meeting
Welcome the New Year at Minocqua Aglow with a favorite guest speakers, Cheryl Dixon.
Friday, January 13, 2017

Out in the wild
You may not be able to tell from the long distance, back facing shot, but of the five women on the cover of the October 2016 edition of National Geographic, Erin Bolger is one of them. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 13, 2017

Free Family Ice Fishing event to be held Jan. 21 on Perch Lake
Oneida County 4-H, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is hosting its annual "Ice Fishing is Fun!" event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, on Perch Lake (located eight miles west of Rhinelander).
Friday, January 13, 2017

Master Gardeners to host local experts
The Master Gardeners of the North will be hosting two local experts in their next two monthly meetings. The public is welcome to attend these presentations free of charge. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 13, 2017

St. Germain Women's Service Club meets Jan. 17
The St. Germain Women's Service Club will hold its January meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the St. Germain Town Hall, at the intersection of Hwys. 70 and 155 in St. Germain.
Friday, January 13, 2017

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