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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


Making it official
The Lakeland Area Dog Park will host a dedication at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 3. The park will officially be christened as the William E. Gardner Lakeland Area Dog Park in honor of Bill Gardner who donated the land. The park is located at 9863 Plaza Dr. in Minocqua - between Park City Credit Union and Morgan Oaks Apartments. For more information, visit www.lakelandareadogpark.com.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

The evolution of Dillman's Bay Resort
As you walk in the main lodge at Dillman's Bay Resort, you'll see a black-and-white photo of two men, one holding a massive 52-inch, 52-pound muskie.

"This is what started the resort," said Sue Robertson, holding the photo of her grandfather Gust Peterson with his world record fish. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Support for Sight golf outing on June 5
Support for Sight, a nonprofit organization created by 10 Lions and Lioness Clubs in Vilas and Iron counties, to help people in these counties with sight related medical problem. SFS will be holding their 2nd annual Golf Outing on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Tahoe Lynx Golf Course in Mercer. A Shotgun start will be at 3 p.m. The cost is $40 plus $6.50 for a cart per golfer. There will be appetizers, dinner, desserts, prizes, goody bags and great raffles. To sign up or for more information please contact: Deanna Pierpont at Tahoe Lynx at 715-776-4588 or Joyce Brundage at 715-476-0345.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Benefit dinner for Eric Johnson in Boulder Junction
A benefit dinner to help defray medical expenses for Boulder Junction resident Eric Johnson will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at the Boulder Junction Community Center.

Johnson is a firefighter and fire prevention officer with the Boulder Junction Volunteer Fire Department, vice president of the Boulder Junction Public Library Board of Trustees, and editor-publisher of the bi-weekly FYI Northwoods newspaper.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Charity golf event at Plum Lake Golf Course
The St. Germain and Sayner-Star Lake Lions Clubs will be sponsoring a charity golf event on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Plum Lake Golf Club in Sayner with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Plum Lake Ambulance EMS Service which serves the residents and visitors in the Towns of Plum Lake and St. Germain.

Friday, May 27, 2016

LUHS marketing students practice for careers
Over 60 marketing students practiced their interviewing talents on Thursday, April 22 at the 28th annual Interview Clinic hosted by the marketing department at Lakeland Union High School.

Students learn career goal setting, the career search process, written documents required for the interview process, portfolio preparation, and proper interviewing techniques for different types of interviews, as they prepared themselves for entry-level position interviews with local business people during the clinic.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Lupine Junefest on June 11
The 10th anniversary Lupine Junefest Celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at Carow Park Hwy J in Mercer.

Register for the Bike Tour (10, 26, 28, or 50 miles) among the blossoming lupine wildflowers along paved roads in beautiful Iron and Vilas Counties. All participants will receive a T-shirt, snacks, lunch, goodie bag, and a fully supported ride.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Worship service to honor emergency responders on June 4
Holy Family Catholic Church in Woodruff will have a special "Blue Mass" to honor all emergency services personnel (fire, police, EMS, rescue, etc.) at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 4.

The Blue Mass is a tradition of Catholic churches around the country to honor and offer thanks to God for the dedication and sacrifice made by men and women in law enforcement and for their families and communities.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Freedom and forgiveness
Second of a three-part series

Lottie Andruscavage makes her home in the Rhinelander area now but she endured many hardships before making her way to northern Wisconsin. After her earliest years in her Polish hometown, she was detained in a Russian labor camp from 1940 to 1942. Her entire family died along the way, leaving her an orphan at the age of 11. As the story picks up, she describes a particularly treacherous part of her travels. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Nicolet graduates 470 in weekend ceremonies
Years of hard work and perseverance was rewarded Saturday as 470 students received 580 credentials at the Nicolet Area Technical College spring 2016 commencement ceremonies. Many graduates received multiple college credentials including associate degrees, diplomas and certificates.

The ceremony took place inside the Rhinelander High School auditorium, due to renovations at the Nicolet Learning Resource Center. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 27, 2016

'The Nice Guys' is a fresh face in the summer blockbuster crowd
After a bit of a misfire with "Iron Man 3," writer-director Shane Black returns to form with "The Nice Guys" - a 1970s comedy-mystery that is squarely within Black's irreverent, quick-witted wheelhouse.

The film follows an intimidating enforcer (Russel Crowe) as he reluctantly teams up with a skeezy private eye (Ryan Gosling) to track down a missing person - a person of increasingly dangerous interest. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Get in the know: Annual Summer Times publication on shelves now
The Lakeland Times and Northwoods River News annual publication Summer Times has hit local shelves. This free publication is printed in four editions over the course of the summer and lists events and attractions for Oneida, Vilas, Iron and Forest counties.

This publication offers important information on a wide range of topics relating to summer activities as well as a calendar of events for local communities.

Find a copy at various chambers of commerce, hotels, resorts, convenience stores and information centers.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Hallstrom appointed to LUHS board
Emily Hallstrom was appointed to the Lakeland Union High School Board of Education Monday night.

Following the board vote, in which Hallstrom won 6-2 against candidates Leonard Pederson and Wade Wentland, Hallstrom was immediately sworn in. Hallstrom now occupies the Minocqua, Hazelhurst, Lake Tomahawk seat vacated by Joe Fahrenbach last month. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Senior Celebration
Graduating Lakeland Union High School seniors hold up shirts from the post secondary school's they will be attending in the fall after receiving them during the Senior Celebration event Tuesday, May 24, at their elementary and middle school alma mater Arbor Vitae-Woodruff School in Arbor Vitae.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Public invited to 'Party with the Pack' on June 9
Packer greats William Henderson, Gilbert Brown, Lynn Dickey and Tyrone Williams will be coming to St. Germain's Whitetail Inn on Thursday, June 9 for an evening of food and fun and the public is invited. The "Party with the Pack" takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and features an auction, a Green and Gold Raffle, live music and the chance to shake hands and have your photo taken with a gridiron legend.
Friday, May 27, 2016

LUHS alumni graduates from Harvard
Veronica Dara Marie McDougall, Ozhaawashkwaa Mandaaminikwe (Blue Corn Woman), of Belcourt, North Dakota was awarded a Bachelor's Degree in government from Harvard University on Thursday, May 26, 2016. She is Anishinaabe, Dakota, Menominee, and an enrolled Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa tribal member.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Zero Point Fitness free health seminar
Zero Point Fitness owner and trainer Bob Krueger will be holding a free health seminar from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 4. Krueger will be speaking about exercise, facts, myths and limiting beliefs. Zero Point Fitness member Cheryl Long will speak about her journey to now over a 75-lbs weight loss and will talk about how you get to the "new you" while keeping your "old you" thoughts in check. Dr Vijai Kahn will discuss chiropractic and ALCAT testing.
Friday, May 27, 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


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