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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


Trees for Tomorrow annual Scholarship Golf Outing seeks golfers
Trees For Tomorrow, a natural resources specialty school in Eagle River, is seeking golfers for its 14th annual Scholarship Golf Outing set for Friday, June 3, 2016. This is the only fundraiser Trees For Tomorrow has in Eagle River.

"The money we raise at this fundraiser is important to the continuation of our mission," says Kristine Greb, events coordinator for Trees For Tomorrow. "We thank the local businesses that support Trees For Tomorrow for their generosity in providing hole sponsorships and items for our raffles.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Family Fitness Funday 5K Color Run/Walk on June 4
The Eagle River Revitalization Program is excited to announce Family Fitness Funday with 5K Color Run/Walk on June 4, 2016 and invites everyone to come spend a couple of hours in the park. This event, to be held in Riverview Park in Eagle River, will showcase fitness opportunities in which the whole family and all your friends can enjoy.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Phelps seeking dunk tank volunteers
This year's 4th of July celebration in Phelps will again include a dunk tank to add to the fun of the day. In 2015, attendees had the chance to dunk town supervisor Mike Duquaine, school guidance counselor Jason Pertile, Great Escape's Cindy Regozzi, and Dublin Sports Bar's Jon Racine, among others.

The chamber is currently seeking volunteers to sit half hour shifts in the dunk tank between 4 and 10 p.m. If there is someone special who you would like the chance to dunk, you can let the chamber know by calling 715-545-3800 or emailing Chamber-office@Phelpswi.us.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Boulder Junction Lions Club chicken and pork steak dinner set for May 28
The Boulder Junction Lions Club will be holding their famous annual Chicken & Pork Steak Dinner on Saturday, May 28 at the Boulder Junction Community Center. Serving will begin at 4 p.m. and end at 7 p.m.

For only $13 a person, enjoy your choice of grilled chicken or grilled pork steak including a salad, roll, baked potato, beans and the delicious Boulder Junction Lioness desserts. Coffee and milk are also included. Soda and bottled water are available at an additional cost. Carryouts will be available.

For more information, please call Lion Otis Voeltz at 715-385-9236.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Conover-Phelps Trail ribbon cutting at "A Ride in the Park" on May 29
The Conover-Phelps biking and walking trail will officially open with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony in Conover's Community Park at noon on Sunday, May 29.

The ceremony will include State Representative Rob Swearingen, County Board chairman Ron DeBruyne, supervisors from Conover and Phelps, and representatives from the state Department of Transportation, Department of Tourism, and Department of Natural Resources.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Auxiliary-Partners of Ministry Eagle River donate $50,000 to Here & Now Campaign
The Auxiliary-Partners of Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital (MERMH), LLC, recently presented the Howard Young Foundation with a check for $50,000 designated for the Women's Legacy Council's (WLC) "Here & Now Campaign."

The "Here and Now" campaign represents the organizations latest endeavor in improving women's health in the Northwood's of Wisconsin.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Market fresh
Emily Tautges, on the left, her son Friederick, right, and Stefy Lee holding her daughter Katy enjoy a picnic lunch they purchased from the Minocqua Farmers Market on it's opening day Friday, May 20, at the Minocqua Park Complex.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Happenings
4-H sponsors dog agility training Sunday mornings

Youth in grades 3 and up are invited to participate in 4-H fun and learning through the Oneida County 4-H dog training project. Each Sunday morning throughout the summer from 10 to 11 a.m. Carol Lofquist, certified 4-H project leader, will teach dog agility exercises. The training grounds are at the Rhinelander Oneida County Airport, Hwy 8 west of Rhinelander.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Mercer Forensics
The Mercer Forensics Team sent four qualifying members to the annual State Forensics Competition at UW Madision on April 16. Team members, pictured from left, coach Josh Reed, Kai Hanson, Jesse Salinas, Tristin Woolf, and Colin Hartigan performed a comedic skit called "Non-Stop," which is based on a sketch by comedic artists Key and Peele. The freshman boys received a bronze medal at the state event. The Mercer Forensics team had a total of 15 members this year and were under the direction of Joshua Reed with assistance from Dan Kiedrowski and Robert Briggs.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Woodruff student wins award in the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest
Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) is proud to announce winners in the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest. The 17 winners were selected from contest entries submitted by students in kindergarten through third grade from throughout Wisconsin.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Summer computer tech training in Eagle River
The Northland Pines School District is once again proud to announce the 2016 Summer Computer Tech Training schedule. This opportunity is open to anyone who wants to attend. These sessions will be held at the Northland Pines High School in the Library Media Center from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 21, July 14, and August 17.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Clean Boats Clean Waters workshop tonight at the Old School House Boat Landing
There will be a Clean Boats Clean Waters Workshop held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Old School House Boat Landing, across the street from the Minocqua Public Library at the intersection of Menominee Street and East Park Avenue in Minocqua. The workshop will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Trees for Tomorrow holds summer programs
Trees For Tomorrow, a natural resources specialty school in Eagle River, announces the new lineup of programs open to the public this summer.

Programs begin June 21 and continue through August 12.

Family Nature Programs are designed for families with 4- to 7-year-olds. During the hour-long programs, families will learn about and explore the Northwoods together, through hands-on activities, meeting live animals, and fun games and crafts.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Nicolet's Stuckenbruck named to national community college 40 Under 40 honors list
Nicolet College Dean of Liberal Arts and Business Emily Stuckenbruck has been named to the inaugural list of 40 Under 40 Class of 2016 of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges.

Inductees from across the country first had to be nominated for the honor and then chosen through a selection process. Criteria included the impact each had on their college and community and their potential for future leadership growth.

Tuesday, May 24, 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


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