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September 24, 2017

Forever an Ironman
"I just wanted to see if I could do it" is not your typical response when asked what the motivation was behind completing the Ironman Triathlon - perhaps the most grueling test of physical fitness on Earth. More than likely, many will give you a response stating it was their childhood dream, or they're doing it to raise money for a certain cause. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 22, 2017

High tech, high touch: enabling aging residents to live independently
Connecting Aging Communities is a new initiative enabling aging residents to continue living independently at home.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Registration open for financial literacy summit Oct. 13 in Green Bay
Registration is now open for the 7th annual Wisconsin Summit on Financial Literacy to be held Friday, Oct. 13, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Artists sought for regional show
The Lakeland Art League is seeking entries for the annual Wisconsin Regional Art Program Exhibit, Oct. 2 through Nov. 4, held at Howard Young Medical Center, 240 Maple St., Woodruff. Deadline for entries is Sept. 23 with artwork due between 9 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 30, at the Howard Young Medical Center.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Sayner Colorama Breakfast on Sept. 24
The Plum Lake Woman's Club and the Friends of the Plum Lake Library will host the Sayner Colorama Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Sayner Community Building.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Boulder Junction's Colorama Dinner on Sept. 23
Save the date of Saturday, Sept. 23 for the Boulder Junction Community Foundation's Colorama Dinner. This historic event takes place at the traditional Nash Lodge at Camp Manito-wish YMCA, west of Boulder Junction on Highway K.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Wisconsin Council on Physical Disabilities releases Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for people with disabilities
The Wisconsin Council on Physical Disabilities is pleased to announce the completion and availability of the Be Prepared, Have a Plan: Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for persons with disabilities.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Amateur Radio Club students pass FCC examination
The Vilas County Amateur Radio Club, Inc. conducted a two-day Amateur Radio class Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and17, at the Vilas County Economic Incubator in Eagle River. The class was designed to prepare students for the examination for Technician Class License issued by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC).
Friday, September 22, 2017

Tickets available for dollhouse raffle
Tickets are on sale for the Friends of the Boulder Junction Public Library Handcrafted Dollhouse Raffle. Tickets cost $3 each or four for $20 and sales are limited to 200 tickets.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Sayner-Star Lake Chamber announces winners of Destination Downtown Giveaway
The Sayner-Star Lake Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its recent Destination Downtown Giveaway, which highlighted the unique shopping options visitors can find in this charming Northwoods community.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Herb Kohl Foundation teacher and principal nominations accepted online
Nominations of Wisconsin PK through grade 12 teachers and principals can now be submitted online at www.kohleducation.org for the 2018 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation teacher Fellowship and principal Leadership awards.
Friday, September 22, 2017

New smartwatches may help veterans with PTSD get good night's sleep
For countless veterans, a simple good night's sleep is painfully elusive as traumatic nightmares constantly interrupt their rest. But soon there may some help in the form of a smartwatch and related app. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 22, 2017

Plum Lake Woman's Club
The first meeting of the year will be on Monday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. in the Plum Lake Town Hall.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Local artists receive awards from WRAP
The Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) has announced the winners of 42 prestigious statewide awards, including residents of Minocqua, Arbor Vitae and Rhinelander.
Friday, September 15, 2017

Bee Gees Gold - The Tribute at Campanile on Oct. 19
On Thursday, Oct. 19, the Bee Gees will perform live at the Campanile Center in downtown Minocqua at 7 p.m. Hear John Acosta's portrayal of lead singer Barry Gibb.
Friday, September 15, 2017

A call to ministry
Pastor Eric Jackson never intended to become a pastor, but after receiving a call from God, began his work in ministry and made the move to Woodruff as Lakeland Assembly Church's new senior pastor.
Friday, September 15, 2017

Door County mystery author visits the Northwoods
The Rhinelander District Library has begun to build a reputation as a creative hotspot, with regularly scheduled programming designed to expand the mind and give insights into the heads of some of the many authors, artists and scholars who make up the area, the state, and beyond. Sept. 11 was no different as author of the "Dave Cubiak Mystery Series" Patricia Skalka visited the library to speak on topics such as the writing process, what it takes to get a book published in this day and age and what emotional outlets her books provide.
Friday, September 15, 2017

Control persistent rashes with the right diagnosis
Are you desperate for relief from red, irritated skin?

Psoriasis and eczema are common culprits of uncomfortable rashes. Knowing which one is causing your skin problem is crucial to relieving irritation.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Karaoke for Hospice on Sept. 15
Karaoke for Hospice will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Quality Inn (668 Kemp Street) in Rhinelander.
Friday, September 15, 2017

Equifax data breach: What do you do now?
Equifax, one of the nation's three major credit reporting agencies, reported a data breach last week that may affect as many as 143 million Americans - nearly 44 percent of the United States population. Equifax has set up a website (www.equifaxsecurity2017.com) that allows consumers to check if their information may have been exposed in the breach.
Friday, September 15, 2017

Minocqua chamber receives tourism grant
The Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce is racing into the sixth year of its annual Minocqua No Frills Marathon with help from a $3,250 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
Friday, September 15, 2017

Jewish High Holy Days begin Wednesday evening, Sept. 20
At sundown on Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday, Sept. 20, the Jewish people will welcome the Jewish New Year 5778. This marks the beginning of the sacred 10-day period known as Yomim Noraim, Days of Awe, a time of self-reflection and introspection that culminates on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, to be observed Saturday, Sept. 30.
Friday, September 15, 2017

Larry Bosacki passes away
Another link to an important part of Minocqua's past is gone.

Larry Bosacki, a longtime Minocqua businessman and active community member, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13. He was 85.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

'Always striving to be the best caterer in the Northwoods'
Julie Kay's Kitchen is the Northwoods' newest catering, concessions and culinary creations company.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The right path
"God and religion just don't mix."

This mindset is what drove Northwoods resident Tim Zier to leave the construction business and take up preaching.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Wanted: Lac du Flambeau Town Board candidates
You are wanted to serve on the non-partisan Lac du Flambeau Town Board.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

No Frills finish
Paul Miller's kids, three-year-old Molly, six-year-old Aaron and eight-month-old Miles look on as he reaches out a hand to his relay partner Becky Peterson as she approaches the finish of the No Frills Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Bearskin State Trail trailhead in Minocqua. As the only registrants in this years relay category the pair took both first and last place.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hurricane relief supply collection in Newbold
Hurricane relief supplies will be collected at the Newbold Town Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 12 and 13.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Join Cub Scouts Pack 564
Boys in grades 1 through 5 are invited to join Cub Scouts. Pack 564 is holding a sign-up night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Church of the Pines, 415 Chippewa Street, in Minocqua.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Town of Cassian receives loan
The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) approved a State Trust Fund Loan totaling $127,818.50 to the town of Cassian to purchase a patrol truck.

The board approved loans totaling $1,991,818.50 at a recent meeting.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

ribbon cutting
The Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently held a ribbon cutting at Nanette's Kitchen, 8524 Hwy. 51 N, unit 3 (Olde Minocqua Boardwalk Shoppes). Pictured from Nanette's Kitchen is owner Nanette Teodoro, cutting the ribbon and Jean Long with Chamber Ambassadors Vickie Abraham and Sally Winger.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

From Tomahawk to Texas
Tomahawk natives Nick and Amanda (DeNamur) Glaeser had a lot of packing to do recently before starting the long trip back to their new home in Texas, but they had plenty of help.
Friday, September 8, 2017

Fundraiser benefiting Sudz Bernichio Memorial Fund held this weekend
Friends of Sudz and the Sudz Bernichio Memorial Fund will hold a "Back-to-Basics" Celebration in St. Germain on Saturday, Sept. 9. Plans include a live concert by Tuck Pence, "Build-Your-Own" Chicago Dog Weenie Roast, S'mores Station and 50/50 raffle to benefit the Sudz Bernichio Memorial Fund.
Friday, September 8, 2017

A walk through the woods at the NLDC
Day-to-day lives can become stressful and sometimes that stress can feel overwhelming or unmanageable. For some, getting outside and into the beautiful natural resources the Northwoods of Wisconsin has to offer can be the ideal escape from the seemingly never-ending streams of tasks, deadlines, and to-dos. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 8, 2017

Eat up
Nine-year-old twins Genna and Maddy Lagalo of Hurley, enjoy their corn on the cob at the Festival Italiano on Saturday, Sept. 2 in Hurley.
Friday, September 8, 2017

Leslie Bellais to speak at LAGS meeting Sept. 12
The Lakeland Area Genealogical Society will hold its next meeting at 2 p.m. on Sept. 12 in the Susan and Rodger Smith Meeting Room at the Minocqua Public Library. The guest speaker will be a curator of Social History from the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison.
Friday, September 8, 2017

Oneida County horse tests positive for West Nile Virus
Rhinelander -The Oneida County Health Department reported a horse in Oneida County has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection reported the positive test result to the Wisconsin Division of Public Health.
Friday, September 8, 2017

Be disaster aware, take action to prepare
It is time to prepare yourself and your loved ones for unexpected disasters. Vilas County Health Department encourages families and businesses to prepare and plan for emergencies. Preparedness is everyone's responsibility! The hope is this September, individuals and businesses will turn awareness into action.
Friday, September 8, 2017

Cranberry Fest booths available to crafters
The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center would like to invite crafters to display handmade arts and crafts for sale at Cranberry Fest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8. This event is held rain or shine.
Friday, September 8, 2017

Plum Lake Library news
Quilt raffle: Tickets are available for the Friends of the Plum Lake Library Quilt Raffle.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Silent marchers
More than two dozen people marched silently in the rain from Calvary Lutheran Church to Torpy Park on Saturday, Aug. 24, in Minocqua. Sponsored by the Northwoods Progressives, the group marched to honor the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King and respond to "recent eruptions of violence and hate with dignity and discipline."
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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