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An Inspiring Experience: Wounded Warriors come to Lakeland
Josh Wege (left), as a third base coach, watches fellow Wounded Warrior Saul Bosquez at bat during one of Saturday’s games with the Snowhawks at the Minocqua Sports Complex.Brian Jopek photograph

Josh Wege (left), as a third base coach, watches fellow Wounded Warrior Saul Bosquez at bat during one of Saturday’s games with the Snowhawks at the Minocqua Sports Complex.

Brian Jopek photograph

William “Rick” Wilk, of Houston, Texas, is on a pier and fishing at Camp American Legion near Lake Tomahawk. (Public access)


Thursday, July 31, 2014


Did You Know?
Trig SolbergTrig Solberg
Several weeks ago, in the initial “Did You Know?” article, we told you we were going to keep you informed and up-to-date on all the beneficial programs, services and technology funded with your contributions to the Howard Young Foundation.  
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Head to Mercer for Loon Day Aug. 6
The 34th annual Mercer Loon Day will be held Wednesday, Aug. 6, and will feature its arts and crafts show with more than 250 exhibitors scheduled to be on-hand.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Festival Aurora Borealis Choir in concert Aug. 5

The 15th annual Festival Aurora Borealis Chorus will present its concert Tuesday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m., at the Campanile Center for the Arts.  


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lakeside Living Design adds local felt crafts
Leslie Cervenka (left) and Veronica McGrawLeslie Cervenka (left) and Veronica McGraw
On July 16, Lakeside Living Design in Manitowish Waters held a trunk show to display felt crafts by local fiber artist Leslie Cervenka.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Women's Legacy Council supporting new heart center
Elaine Allen, Laurie Herzog-Draegger and Brenda ChaulkElaine Allen, Laurie Herzog-Draegger and Brenda Chaulk
The Women’s Legacy Council of the Howard Young Foundation held an informational evening July 24, hosted by council member Judi Budinger at her home in Lac du Flambeau.  
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Leadership Academy hosting head-shaving event Friday
Leadership Academy in Woodruff will host a St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head-shaving event Friday, Aug. 1, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

MACC gets new executive director
Krystal WestfahlKrystal Westfahl

Krystal Westfahl of Appleton has accepted the offer to take the position of executive director of the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce. (Subscriber access)


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lakeland Sharing Foundation gears up for school supplies distribution

School doesn’t start in the Lakeland area until September but that isn’t stopping the Lakeland Sharing Foundation from thinking about it in July.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Celebrations at the Minocqua Library
The Minocqua Public Library welcomes Smokey Bear and his DNR friends at a special StoryTime event on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. to celebrate Smokey’s 70th birthday with stories, fire safety tips, and birthday donuts.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Minocqua's Barb Hilleque remembered by many

On July 24, a three-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 51 in Arbor Vitae resulted in the death of 67-year-old Barbara Hilleque of Minocqua. (Public access)


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hartlerodes to chair square and round dance convention
Dick and Gale Hartlerode of Woodruff are helping to make the Magic Happen in Rothschild as the 55th Wisconsin Square and Round Dance Convention comes back to the central Wisconsin area.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Woodruff veterans to be honored with stone placement ceremony

Saturday, Aug. 2, a stone placement ceremony will be held at The Highground Veterans Memorial Park near Neillsville. 


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Second annual Wisconsin Day coming August 7
The Boathouse on Lake Minocqua will be the site of the second annual Wisconsin Day.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sayner-Star Lake Festival receives tourism grant
The first annual Sayner-Star Lake Street Fair will take place in downtown Sayner on Sunday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Arbor Vitae Fireman's Picnic Aug. 2 and 3

The 2014 Arbor Vitae Fireman’s Picnic will be held at Fireman’s Park, Arbor Vitae, Saturday, Aug. 2 and Sunday, Aug. 3.



Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lake Tomahawk: From saws and mills to snowshoes and wood chips
Lake Tomahawk, a town that was borne amid the late 19th century din of saws and mills, is now a quiet place where the ping of a softball and the roar of the crowd are the most widely-known sounds of the 21st century.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

TRUTH to host open house Saturday, Aug. 2
Homelessness, it occurs every day. Unfortunately, for some families and individuals in Lincoln County being without a place to call home is a reality.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1-7
World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is an annual celebration that is observed in more than 175 countries Aug. 1-7.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

R&R Motorsports expands, opens R&R Rentals Ski & Tackle

R&R Rentals ski & tackle, DBA of R&R Motorsports, is now open at 305 Park Ave., Minocqua, next to The Boathouse.


Monday, July 28, 2014

Elizabeth's Woolery now open in Minocqua

Elizabeth’s Woolery is located at 7735 Hwy 51 S. Minocqua (two miles south of the Minocqua bridge) and is owned by Elizabeth Fehr. 


Monday, July 28, 2014

Benefit tonight for the new LdF living arts and culture center
Tonight, Monday, July 28, NiiJii, the Indian Bowl Board of Directors, and the Lac du Flambeau Tribe are hosting a benefit event for the new Waaswaaganing Indian Bowl Living Arts and Culture Center. 
Monday, July 28, 2014

Leadership Academy hosting head-shaving event Aug. 1
Leadership Academy in Woodruff will host a St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head-shaving event Friday, Aug. 1, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, July 25, 2014

Michael Saari: Headed out on a lifetime's journey
Michael SaariMichael Saari

Michael Saari has been pining for an adventure ... one that would give him the freedom to live his life like he’s wanted for years.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Weekend calendar of events
The following are the events scheduled for this weekend in the Lakeland area.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pace yourself, there's plenty to do in the Lakeland area this weekend
It must be mid-summer here in the Northwoods because everywhere you look, something is happening. 
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Students begin Ministry pastoral training program
Ministry Health Care has welcomed four Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) students to its latest program unit.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

LPAA names officers to board and announces 2015 concerts
At its annual board meeting in May, Deane Galloway was re-elected as president of the Lakeland Performing Arts Association (LPAA).
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Gun and car show in Manitowish Waters
The Northwoods Wildlife and Wetlands Club is sponsoring its 23rd annual gun show at the community center and airport grounds in Manitowish Waters Sunday, July 27.  
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Reading garden grants received by BJ library
The Boulder Junction Public Library is planning an outdoor reading garden on the south side of the new community center and library building.  
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hartlerodes to chair square and round dance convention
Dick and Gale Hartlerode of Woodruff are helping to make the Magic Happen in Rothschild as the 55th Wisconsin Square and Round Dance Convention comes back to the central Wisconsin area.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Camp Highlands celebrates 111 years this weekend
This weekend, Camp Highlands for Boys will celebrate its 111th birthday just as it has celebrated the 110 before it: on the shores of Plum Lake in beautiful Sayner. 
Thursday, July 24, 2014

'Rhino's Ride' stops at Camp American Legion

Approximately 100 American Legion Riders from all over Wisconsin, with a few from outside the state, participated  July 14-16 in a nearly 900-mile motorcycle ride that went through 30 counties. (Public access)


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

'Passport to Hope'

With the theme of “Passport to Hope,” the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Northern Lights in Minocqua is celebrating its 20th anniversary. (Public access)


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

MW Lakes Association schedules annual meeting, picnic

Join the Manitowish Waters Lakes Association for its 22nd annual meeting and picnic Saturday, July 26, 4-6:30 p.m., with sign-in beginning at 3:30 p.m. (Public access)


Monday, July 21, 2014

15th annual Festival Aurora Borealis set for Aug. 5
The 15th annual Festival Aurora Borealis Chorus will present its concert Tuesday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m., at the Campanile Center for the Arts.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Clinic to host Advance Directives workshop on Thursday
Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center will host a free Advance Directives workshop Thursday, July 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Monday, July 21, 2014

Garden Walk: See the beauty of the Northwoods for a good cause

The Northwoods is known for its shining lakes, its canopy of trees and the beauty that is the outdoors. (Public access)


Friday, July 18, 2014

Hoof Prints of Hope
“Horses have a lot to teach us,” said Cheryl Vos, founder of Hoof Prints of Hope – a therapeutic riding organization that aims to enhance the physical, social, cognitive, and behavioral skills of kids with disabilities and at-risk individuals.
Friday, July 18, 2014

Communities come together in Wounded Warrior fundraising efforts
Snowshoe Baseball in Lake Tomahawk is a staple of summer fun that is not only well-known in the Lakeland area, but has gained a name not only state-wide but nationally and even internationally.
Friday, July 18, 2014

Did you know ...?
Trig SolbergTrig Solberg

• Someone in the U.S. experiences a heart attack every 34 seconds;

• One person dies every minute in the U.S. from a heart-related disease;

• Cardiovascular disease caused more deaths than cancer, AIDS, automobile accidents, suicide and homicide combined; and

• Oneida and Vilas counties’ death rates from heart disease are 10 to 15 percent higher than the state average.


Friday, July 18, 2014


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