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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


The Incredible journey
First in a three-part series

To call Lottie Andruscavage a survivor would be an understatement. To describe her life as an incredible journey seems woefully insufficient.

Andruscavage lost her entire immediate family in a Russian labor camp, traveled across the globe as an orphan in search of a permanent home and ultimately found a love who brought her solace and peace. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 20, 2016

Volunteers gather for inaugural dog park meeting
The Lakeland Area Dog Park Corporation held the first meeting for volunteers Tuesday evening at Chef Rene's at Timber Ridge Golf Club in Minocqua.

Nineteen volunteers exchanged ideas on best practices for the park as well as fundraising ideas.

"We are very encouraged by the response we've gotten," board director Stephanie Mulleady said. "We have gotten some good commitments but we need to continue on - full speed ahead." (subscriber access)

Friday, May 20, 2016

MHLT teacher urges district cooperation for special needs
A recent Lakeland Times article regarding a meeting between Lakeland area school district administrators and school board presidents where a primary topic was sharing services for students with special needs was mentioned in the public comment portion of Monday's meeting of the Minocqua-Hazelhurst-Lake Tomahawk Board of Education. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 20, 2016

Active shooter training to be held May 24 at Nicolet
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with Nicolet Area Technical College, will be hosting law enforcement training sessions Tuesday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Nicolet Area Technical College.

The training is part of the commitment Oneida County Sheriff's Office and Nicolet Area Technical College has towards the safety of students and staff during a crisis situation. The training includes preparedness drills for dealing with a variety of school related crisis.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Treasure Bazaar in Boulder Junction May 24 through 28
The Boulder Community Foundation will be holding the Community Foundation Treasure Bazaar as part of the Chamber's Town-wide Garage Sale, beginning on Tuesday, May 24, and ending on Saturday, May 28. Just like last year, the location of the sale will be between Peeplelures and Badger Heating and Air Conditioning on Main Street.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Herb Kohl scholarships awarded to two LUHS students
Two $5,000 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation excellence scholarships were awarded to Lakeland Union High School seniors Esther Yeung and Vansh Jain this spring.

The Herb Kohl excellence scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated academic potential, outstanding leadership, citizenship, community service, integrity and other special talents. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Wampum Shop: A Mercer staple since 1950
Not many things last 66 years in the Northwoods. The constant cycle of harsh winters and overbearing summers can put a world of hurt on our roads and buildings. Some establishments, however, manage to persevere through the years and define a meaningful legacy.

The Wampum Shop in Mercer is one of those few establishments that continues to stand the test of time. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 20, 2016

'I'd Rather Be Fishing'
Island City Dance performed at Lakeland Union High School on Saturday. Dancing to "I'd Rather Be Fishing" are, from left, Addy Wiczek, Steve Wiczek and Abby Mickle. For more pictures from the performance see page 23.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Terrific Kid
Kiwanis president Bob Bertch has awarded Daphne LaBarge the Terrific Kid certificate at a recent Kiwanis meeting. Pictured, from left, are Kiwanis president Bertch, Frank Wildcat, grandfather of LaBarge; LDF Terrific Kid Daphne LaBarge; brother Martin LaBarge; grandmother Lorraine Wildcat; and, superintendent Larry Ouimette.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Boulder Junction Community Foundation announces 2016 raffle prizes
The Boulder Junction Community Foundation is announcing the 2016 Raffle prizes in their fundraising raffle. Tickets start going on sale at the Treasure Bazaar, located between Peeplelures and Badger Heating and Air Conditioning, starting May 24 and continuing through the awarding of the prizes on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the 57th Colorama Dinner in historic Nash Lodge at Camp Manito-wish YMCA.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Empty Bowls event to be held at LUHS
The Lakeland Union High School honor society, ceramics, and culinary arts students will be serving soup and bread in bowls at the Empty Bowls event in the high school commons at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 23.

The cost is $15 and all proceeds and donations go to local food pantries. Bowl quantities are limited. The Empty Bowls project is an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Minocqua Dance presents 'Dreams Come True' A performance of ballet and jazz
'Dreams Come True' will be performed in the Lakeland Union High School auditoriumat 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21. The dance performance this year will feature ballet, jazz, lyrical and a little hip hop with the song theme revolving around dreams. The show will appeal to all ages with the dancers ranging from little 3-year-old Twinkle Toes through advanced dancing on pointe.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Boulder Junction Public Library "Art in the Library" Artist's Reception on May 26
The Boulder Junction Public Library welcomes the public to view their "Art in the Library" exhibit. The Library Art Committee and Board of Trustees selected local artist, Diane Schauss for the May/June exhibit. Her work will be on display in the reading room, above the photocopier and in the Children's Area during regular library hours.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Summer youth band program at Campanile
The Conservatory at Campanile Center for the Arts is offering a new music program for band students playing woodwinds, brass and/or percussion, both beginning and experienced players, entering sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grades.

This is a 3-day per week program, taught by Brenda Bant and Joseph Chopp, taking place June 13 through July 8. Beginning instrumental students will learn an instrument through concentrated summer lessons.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Radtkes honored by St. Germain PrimeTimers
The St. Germain PrimeTimers honored founding members, Fred and Carol Radtke with a Cinco de Mayo party on the evening of May 5. The festive event was held at the Clearview Supper Club and began with a happy hour, followed by dinner and a presentation to the Radtkes by president Milt Klingsporn. Several members shared their favorite memories of them and Fred reminded those in attendance it takes all to make the club successful.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Veterans Memorial Ceremony to be held in Harshaw on May 28
Each year on the last Saturday in May before Memorial Day, the Veterans Memorial Ceremony, held at the Veterans Monument at Union Grove Cemetery in Harshaw, remembers and honors our veterans, their families, and our present day armed forces service men and women. Unlike most ceremonies, this ceremony extends the memoriam beyond speeches. Numerous presenters and hosts share one thought: Respect and remember.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Lakeland Gem Club to host geologist
The Lakeland Gem Club will host Jeff Lynott, a geologist based in Rhinelander, at the club meeting on Tuesday, May 24.

Lynott will speak on the geology and mineral depots on the Great Lakes with emphasis on the wide variety of minerals that have been found and mined in this area. As a professional geologist, Lynott is personally familiar with many of these locations.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Minocqua Police Department to mobilize for Click It or Ticket enforcement May 23 to June 5, 2016
The Minocqua Police Department will mobilize, along with hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin, for the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign from May 23 to June 5, 2016.

The Minocqua Police Department officers are serious about safety belt enforcement. Law enforcement sees far too many drivers and passengers needlessly killed or injured because they were unbuckled in a crash.

Friday, May 20, 2016

The orphan train story with author Clark Kidder on May 24
Clark Kidder, author of "Emily's Story: the Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider," will visit the Boulder Junction Public Library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24.

In this presentation, Mr. Kidder brings to light his expertise and family connection to the orphan trains. Between 1854 and 1929, nearly 150,000 children were transported from New York City to the homes of farm families in almost every state, particularly in the Midwest. Kidder tells the story of his paternal grandmother - the late Emily (Reese) Kidder, who was brought to the Midwest in 1906 on an orphan train.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Holy Family spring rummage and bake sale
Plan to attend the Northwood's largest Rummage & Bake Sale on May 25 and 26. The Circle of Women at Holy Family have been holding this sale for approximately 30 years, offering new and used clothing for all ages, accessories, house wares, bedding, puzzles, toys, holiday items sports equipment, furniture, books and much more. Plan to come early in the day to enjoy an awesome selection of home-made baked goods.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Police awards
Four local police officers were awarded meritorious awards on April 23, 2016 at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells by the Wisconsin Professional Police Association. Lakeland Union High School freshman Joseph Doolittle, pictured, was awarded youth of the year award. Awards were presented to officers across the state of Wisconsin for heroic efforts by risking their own safety to help others. The four officers awarded were Steve Zajicek, police officer for Minocqua police department; Woodruff police chief Lenny Drewsen; Anton Kellin, deputy sheriff for Oneida county; and Corey Backhaus, police officer for Woodruff.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Treasures and deals abound in Boulder Junction on Memorial Day weekend
The Boulder Junction town-wide Garage Sale is taking place Memorial Day weekend - Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29. Sale hours and days vary by individual location. Find that treasure you have been looking for, everything from antiques, toys, clothes, sporting goods, household items, and furniture. Stop in to the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce beginning Tuesday, May 24 to pick up your map to the sales around town. Sale listings and the map will also be available on boulderjct.org the week of the sale. For more information, contact the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce at 715-385-2400.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Blessing of the Bikes to be held again this Saturday
The 4th annual Blessing of the Bikes, originally scheduled for May 14, will be held at Northwoods Harley-Davidson on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Steve Rowe from Eaglebrook Church in Woodruff will be providing the Blessing. The Blessing of the Bikes is open to anyone who rides a motorcycle, not just a Harley. Kids can bring their peddle bikes.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Manitowish Waters Flea Market to begin June 2
The Manitowish Waters Lions Club sponsored Flea/Craft/Farmers Market will continue as a weekly summer activity starting June 2. The market takes place each Thursday in June into early September as weather permits at the Manitowish Waters Community Center/Airport grounds. Lion's food concessions will be on site. Shoppers and vendors are welcome. Contact Tim Casey at 920-327-0473 for more information.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Having a color blast!
Runners get blasted by color as they approach the finish line of the inaugural 3/5K color walk/run Saturday, May 14, at the Minocqua park complex. The 3/5K walk/run benefits the Arbor Vitae-Woodruff and Minocqua-Hazelhurst-Lake Tomahawk elementary schools.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Local American Legion Post to sponsor Amplified Phone Program Workshop
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Documentary on Wisconsin supper clubs to screen at LUHS
A new award-winning documentary on Wisconsin supper clubs, "Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club," created, directed and edited by Wisconsin native Holly L. De Ruyter will screen at ArtStart in Rhinelander at 6 p.m. on May 19, the Tomahawk Cinema at 4:30 p.m. on May 21, and at the Lakeland Union High School auditorium at 4 p.m. on May 22. Ruyter will be in attendance and will hold a Question and Answer session with the audience after all screenings. Tickets will be sold at the door. Admission is by donation at ArtStart and is $5 at both the Tomahawk Cinema and at Lakeland Union High School.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Yesterday: The Beatles Live from Las Vegas comes to Campanile
It will be Beatlemania at the Campanile Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 19 as Yesterday: The Beatles Live from Las Vegas! hits the Campanile stage.

Spotlighting the Beatles' entire career from the early days of the Cavern Club through the music of the ground breaking Sgt. Pepper's album and beyond, Yesterday's performance is spot on in every way. Yesterday is an authentic Beatles tribute complete with Beatle boots, drainpipe trousers, authentic costumes, musical instruments, and songs in their original key.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Northwoods Wildlife Center is expecting
The Northwoods Wildlife Center in Minocqua is expecting a lot of baby animals this season and ask for assistance in providing certain items for the animals.

These items include...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

'Celebration of Excellence' event honoring NLS draws near
The North Lakeland Education Foundation's annual event "Celebration of Excellence" is right around the corner. The event celebrates North Lakeland School's achievements in education as well as raises money for the school.

The event will be held at the North Lakeland Discovery Center from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 20.

During Monday's NLS board meeting, district administrator Brent Jelinski said the event will be different from previous years. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

LdF School Board approves playground equipment
When kids return to Lac du Flambeau school to start the 2016-17 school year, there will be a new set of playground equipment waiting for them.

The LdF School Board, during an open portion of a meeting lasting just over 20 minutes, approved the purchase of new playground equipment from Lee Recreation in Cambridge, Wisc., for $190,000. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Minocqua Farmers Market opens Friday
The Minocqua Farmers Market will open for its fifth season at 8 a.m. this Friday, May 20, 2016. The Market, held at the Minocqua Park Complex, will be open every Friday from May 20 through October 14, 2016. Hours are from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

This producers-only farmers market features produce and agricultural products from the surrounding eight counties including Oneida, Vilas, Lincoln, Forest, Price, Langlade, Iron and Taylor. All items will be homegrown, handmade, and/or vendor-created from locally owned operations within the eight-county region.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

7th annual GRRRR on June 5 in Ironwood
The 7th annual GRRRR (Go Ride R Range Ride) will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Ironwood's own Historic Depot Park and travel along the Iron Belle Trail. There will be a 10-mile and a 20-mile ride out to the Erwin Township Hall and back with a refreshment and bathroom break and then back to Depot Park for live music by Sugar&Spice and a pot luck.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Name change requested for Bemidji Area Indian Health Services
The Bemidji Area Indian Health Service, an agency within the U.S. Department of Human Services, maintains a regional office in Bemidji, Minn. One of 12 IHS regions in the country, the Bemidji area serves 34 tribes and nations in three states: Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan; plus four Urban Indian Health Centers in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Detroit an Chicago.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Autism and emergencies
There is never room for error in an emergency, and while emergency service professionals are trained to deal with an onslaught of unexpected scenarios, they are constantly trying to minimize as many surprises as possible - primarily through perpetual education.

That's why this past winter Lenelle Scholl, of Scholl Community Impact Group, has traveled to fire stations, police departments, and EMS centers to help educate emergency service professionals on autism so they encounter less surprises in the field and individuals with special needs receive more appropriate, safer care in an emergency situation. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 13, 2016

Minocqua Post Office asks residents to help Stamp Out Hunger
On Saturday, May 14, the National Association of Letter Carriers, United States Postal Service and other partners are asking the people of Minocqua to help Stamp Out Hunger. The annual food drive has grown into a national effort that provides assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.
Friday, May 13, 2016

Benefit for Joel Goll on May 20
The Goll family has been a long-time supporter of Minocqua Winter Park, and now the Friends of Minocqua Winter Park wants to support the family.

Joel Goll suffered a traumatic brain injury in a wakeboarding accident last July, and while he continues to improve, he remains in rehab.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Caregiver workshop to be held May 19
The role of the caregiver is one that can be very fulfilling, but fatiguing and lonely, too. Often, in our efforts to take care of the ones we love, our own needs are put aside. This can lead to a sort of "compassion fatigue," where we can become emotionally and physically exhausted because we have neglected to take care of ourselves. However, we must remember that, "If our compassion does not extend to ourselves, it is of no use to anyone else."
Friday, May 13, 2016

Holy Family spring rummage and bake sale to be held May 25 and 26
Plan to attend the Northwood's largest Rummage & Bake Sale on May 25 and 26. The Circle of Women at Holy Family have been holding this sale for approximately 30 years, offering new and used clothing for all ages, accessories, house wares, bedding, puzzles, toys, holiday items sports equipment, furniture, books and much more. Plan to come early in the day to enjoy an awesome selection of home-made baked goods.
Friday, May 13, 2016

Minocqua Farmers Market opens May 20, runs through Oct. 14
The Minocqua Farmers Market will open for its fifth season at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2016. The Market, held at the Minocqua Park Complex, will be open every Friday from May 20 through Oct. 14, 2016. Hours are from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

This producers-only farmers market features produce and agricultural products from the surrounding eight counties including Oneida, Vilas, Lincoln, Forest, Price, Langlade, Iron and Taylor. All items will be homegrown, handmade, and/or vendor-created from locally owned operations within the eight-county region.

Friday, May 13, 2016


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