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Jim Tait 02/01-02/28/17

home : community June 23, 2017

The first hole in one of the year at Pinewood
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Brian Gallagher is a celebrated author of three books, “Vatican Protocol,” “Serial K” and “Serial K Returns.” He will be signing copies of “Serial K” and “Serial K Returns” at Rhinelander Book World on June 30 and Minocqua Book World on July 1.
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Brian Gallagher is a celebrated author of three books, “Vatican Protocol,” “Serial K” and “Serial K Returns.” He will be signing copies of “Serial K” and “Serial K Returns” at Rhinelander Book World on June 30 and Minocqua Book World on July 1.
Wisconsin author Brian Gallagher has returned with two new novels which attempt to stir the soul of its readers. "Serial K" and "Serial K Returns" are two books with no trouble keeping readers on the edge of their seats and eager to turn the page.

The two novels come after Gallagher's initial release, "Vatican Protocol." The response to his debut book was so strong, he is now working with a multi-Emmy winning director and producer to have a film developed. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 23, 2017


Paws in the Park event fetches success
Travel with pets has increased dramatically in the past couple of years and the Minocqua area, not wanting to be left behind, strove to create a pet-friendly event to drive tourism and community engagement, and the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce created Paws in the Park. Paws in the Park is a pet-friendly event which took place June 17 and 18 at Minocqua's Torpy Park and allowed humans and dogs alike to socialize and compete. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 23, 2017

Minocqua hosts 16th annual Journey's Convention
For the 16th straight year, Minocqua has played host to the Journey's Convention. The four-day event sees workshops, outdoor activities and live entertainment for those currently in the Narcotics Anonymous program. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 23, 2017

Escape room now open in Rhinelander
A unique adventure game is now available in Rhinelander. People can test their puzzle skills and race the clock at The Key to Escape, an escape room at 1015 Lincoln Street in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer solstice celebration
Sister Marla Lang of Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center holds an empty bowl symbolizing the element of air during a ritual celebrating the summer solstice and the beginning of summer on Tuesday, June 20, on the east side of the Lakeland Community Gardens in Minocqua.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Fundraising flop
Adam Bremer braces for impact during the belly flop contest at the Wounded Warrior Project/VFW Post 7898 benefit on Saturday, June 17, outside Albee's Yacht Club Bar and Grill in Minocqua. The annual fundraising event benefits the Wounded Warrior Project and VFW Post 7898.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Lions in the woods
Fred Radtke mans the grill while fellow St. Germain Lion Matt McCormick gets the buns ready during the 10th annual Walk in the Woods Art Fair on Saturday, June 10, at the Park behind the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Support an invasive species group when you shop at WalkAbout
In Wisconsin, June is Invasive Species Month, and a local business has committed to supporting this effort with donations from shoppers. Popular outdoor shop "WalkAbout," 622 E. Wall St. in Eagle River, is featuring the Wisconsin Headwaters Invasives Partnership (WHIP) as its organization of the month. Shoppers will be able to donate a sum of their choice at checkout to support WHIP's programming against invasive species on the landscape.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Custom canine car
Minocqua police officer Matt Tate with his K9 partner Jennings answers questions about his customized high tech police cruiser on Wednesday, June 14, outside the Minocqua Public Library.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Trinity students visit Dr. Kate Museum
The third and fourth grade students from Trinity Lutheran School visited the Dr. Kate Museum in Woodruff on Tuesday, May 23. The students were excited to learn about the history of Dr. Kate Newcomb and the Lakeland area. Some interesting facts learned during the visit included information about the Million Penny Parade, information about Dr. Kate being on "This is Your Life" game show, and details regarding the Museum's junior program available in the community. More information on the program can be found at drkatemuseum.org or by contacting the museum at 715-356-6896.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Health expo
Andrea Engel of Polaris Holistic Health gives Joules Begalle a chair massage during the Northwoods Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, June 10, at the community center in St. Germain.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Cookie!
Ten-year-old Sammy Miller looks on as Minocqua K9 officer Jennings shows interest but doesn't alert to a cookie held by seven-year-old Zoli Gyuro during a narcotics search demonstration on Wednesday, June 14, at the Minocqua Public Library.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Nicolet College Robotics Camp to focus on building STEM skills
Creative and high-tech engineering will take center stage at the upcoming Robotics Camp at Nicolet College.

Open to students entering ninth through 11th grades in the fall, participants will expand talents in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as they build a sophisticated robot.

Friday, June 23, 2017

CAMP FIRE Oneida Council presents babysitting class
Interested in preparing your child for babysitting? Help them become a responsible and self-reliant babysitter by registering them for the I'm Taking Care Babysitting class. This course prepares youth by teaching responsible behaviors, child care skills, first aid basics, safety and accident prevention, as well as fun and engaging kids activities.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Paws in the Park makes a splash in Minocqua
Max, a Fox Red Lab, jumps for a toy thrown by his owner, Ross Lynch, during a practice round for Dock Dogs at Minocqua's Paws in the Park on June 17.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Island City Dragon Boat Club looking for paddlers
The first Howard Young Foundation Dragon Boat Festival in August 2016 was tons of fun and a huge success. Despite the weather, all who participated had a great time competing in the inaugural event.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Free hugs!
Healer Tom Rogala takes up expo creator CJ Marten's offer of a free hug during the Northwoods Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, June 10, at the community center in St. Germain.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Painting the town
Workers from Zilisch Asphalt of Ringle repaint parking stalls on U.S. Highway 51 on Friday, June 16, in downtown Minocqua. Zilisch Asphalt was awarded the town's pavement marking contract for 2017 and have repainted parking stalls, stop bars, crosswalks and centerline striping throughout downtown and the 70 West corridor.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Mercer Leo Club community service
Mercer Leo Club members helped clear rocks and sticks from a field owned by Tahoe's Back Nine on Thursday, June 1. Pictured, front row from left, are Jacob Schmidt, Drake Klopatek, Ryan Losh, and Conner Brandt; and back, Molly Hohner, Ava Barton, Marjorie Alvey and Sally Begalle. These eight Leo students spent over an hour doing community service.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

All in the family
Kiwanis liaison and LUHS teacher Mike Mestelle, left, attended the LUHS Class of 2017 Awards Program for his daughter, Bethany, right, who received the "Recognition of Academic Achievement" and National Honor Society recognition for maintaining a grade point average of 3.5 to 4.0 based on seven semesters. Bethany received the Daniel R. Regan scholarship and Jan Oxley awards.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Successful search
Minocqua police officer Matt Tate rewards his excited K9 partner Jennings with his toy after successfully alerting to the presence of drugs during a narcotics search demonstration on Wednesday, June 14, at the Minocqua Public Library.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Kiwanis Student of the Month
Kiwanis Club of Lakeland honored Erin Allen, center, as Student of the Month for May at the most recent meeting. Allen was absent from school that day, but at the LUHS Class of 2017 Awards program on May 31, Kiwanis president Bob Bertch, left, and teacher and Kiwanis liaison Mike Mestelle, right, had an opportunity to congratulate Allen personally for her award.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

10th season of Music on Main Street begins June 21
The Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 10th season of the summer music series, Music on Main Street.

Running June 21 through Aug. 9 on Wednesday evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m., area musicians will be performing outdoors next to Peeplelures on Main Street in Boulder Junction. The Chamber is looking forward to presenting local favorites and new artists to the newly built stage this summer. The music performances are as follows:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Art and music in the woods
Bret and Frisk perform live during the 10th annual Walk in the Woods Art Fair on Saturday, June 10, at the Park behind the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June bloomers
Emily Jandura and Mitchell Brandon dance while Dan Lincoln performs live from the Torpy Pavilion stage during the June Bloom arts and crafts festival on Saturday, June 3, at Torpy Park in Minocqua.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Avian appeal
The North Lakeland Discovery Center Bird Club has long stood as one of the go-to resources for established and prospective birders in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Continuing its mission of providing an education outlet, the Bird Club has grown to upwards of 60 members, all with a passion for all things birds. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 16, 2017

Marshfield Clinic provides scholarships for LUHS students
Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center annually provides two graduating students from Lakeland Union High School with college scholarships. The Clinic contributes to these students pursuing education toward a degree in a health-related field for each of their four years of college.
Friday, June 16, 2017

Free Fishing Seminars continue June 18 in Boulder Junction
Boulder Junction fishing guides are ready to share some fishing secrets at the free fishing seminars this season. All seminars begin at 7 p.m. and are free to the public. Locations change throughout the season, so please check the schedule. No reservations are necessary.
Friday, June 16, 2017

Lil' gardener
Three-year-old Ruby shows her mother Christine Wallace where the "fairies" will play in the garden she created on Wednesday, June 14, at Fern and Folk in Minocqua. A fairy garden is a miniature garden complete with structures and living plants designed to lure "fairies," and with them good luck, to your home.
Friday, June 16, 2017

Kiwanis awards $500 scholarships
President of the Kiwanis Club of Lakeland, Bob Bertch presented a $500 Dennis Neuendorf Memorial Scholarship to Alyssa Boh, left, who plans a career in accounting and possibly teaching the subject, and the $500 Elaine Bassett Memorial Scholarship to Haley Fritsche, right, who plans to become a teacher. Both young ladies received Recognition of Academic Achievement and are both in the National Honor Society by maintaining a grade point average of 3.5 to 4.0 based on seven semesters. Both students received other scholarships to help with college expenses. Kiwanis is an organization which helps children and is pleased to present these two students with these scholarships and proud to honor the memories of Dennis Neuendorf, a local accountant, and 25-year Kiwanis member Elaine Bassett, founding member of the club.
Friday, June 16, 2017

Paws in the Park to make a splash in Minocqua this weekend
The first annual Paws in the Park, a family friendly event whether you have two legs or four, will make its debut at Minocqua's Torpy Park on June 17 and 18.

Paws in the Park originally began as a singular event, Dock Dogs, a jumping and swimming event for dogs, but as interest grew so did the event.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Bolger Funeral Home appoints advance funeral planning specialist
Bolger Funeral Home has added an advance funeral planning specialist to its staff.

Patricia Itzkowitz has joined the firm to help meet the growing demand for pre-planning at the Minocqua and Woodruff locations, according to a firm press release.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Up in flames
At the beginning of another iteration during Saturday's aircraft firefighting and rescue training in Woodruff, a team of firefighters heads toward the "aircraft" to attempt rescue operations. The first thing they need to do after gaining access to the passenger compartment is mitigate the smoke. The firefighters were among 23 from six different area fire departments who participated in the training, conducted by ARFF Specialists of Hermantown, Minnesota. For the full story, see this week's Living North section.
Friday, June 16, 2017

60 gather in Arbor Vitae for LGBT pride event
Fireman's Park in Arbor Vitae served as the location for celebration and commemoration on June 10 as the first LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) pride event in Northern Wisconsin was held. Sixty people gathered for an afternoon of speeches, good food and a recognition of the advancement of gay rights in the United States. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 16, 2017

mBank to bring three Mobile Food Pantries to Manistique, Escanaba this summer
Headquartered in Manistique, Mich., mBank has pledged to underwrite three Mobile Food Pantry distributions, which includes two in Manistique and one in Escanaba, this summer. The $10,000 contribution is being made to Feeding American West Michigan, which provides food to 160 local hunger-relief organizations across the Upper Peninsula.
Friday, June 16, 2017

Kiwanis Club announces new members
On Tuesday, June 6, the Lakeland Area Kiwanis Club installed three new club members, representing a total percentage of growth of 220 percent since October 2015.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Honor song
Drummers from Lac du Flambeau perform an "Honor Song" during the class of 2017 Commencement Ceremony on June 4, at Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua.
Friday, June 16, 2017

Northwoods Book Festival continues June 27
The Northwoods Book Festival is a joint project of six libraries in northern Wisconsin: Boulder Junction Public Library, Frank B. Koller Memorial Library in Manitowish Waters, Mercer Public Library, Minocqua Public Library, Presque Isle Community Library, and Winchester Public Library.
Friday, June 16, 2017

Breaking ground
Construction broke on June 12 for the Lakeland Union High School outdoor renovation project, which will include installation of artificial 'field turf,' new locker rooms and upgrades to stadium lighting. The $1 million project is expected to be completed for the fall 2017 sports season.
Friday, June 16, 2017

Deer, Young receive Nicolet College 2017 Outstanding Service Awards
The Nicolet College Board of Trustees recently honored two Nicolet employees with 2017 Outstanding Service Awards for superior performance that advanced student learning, responded to community needs and furthered the overall mission of the college.
Friday, June 16, 2017

Morgan Oaks flooding
A sport utility vehicle plows through the floodwater on Morgan Oaks Drive in Minocqua on Monday, the day after storms dropped several inches of rain on many portions of the Lakeland area. The flooding situation in that part of Minocqua was the subject of extensive discussion at a town board meeting last month. Town clerk Roben Haggart said Monday the matter is expected to be an agenda item for Tuesday's meeting as well.
Friday, June 16, 2017


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