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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Dean Hall/Lakeland Times
Dean Hall/Lakeland Times
Friday, September 20, 2019 7:29 AM
Master canoe builder Wayne “Minogiizhig” Valliere, Sr. and his son and apprentice Jephrey Valliere paddle on Pokegama Lake during the inaugural launch of a new Wiigwaasi Jiimaan (birch bark canoe) for the Giikendaasowin Ojibwe Learning Village Native Arts project on Saturday, Sept. 14, in Lac du Flambeau.
  • Wiigwaasi Jiimaan
    Master canoe builder Wayne “Minogiizhig” Valliere, Sr. and his son and apprentice Jephrey Valliere paddle on Pokegama Lake during the inaugural launch of a new Wiigwaasi Jiimaan (birch bark canoe) for the Giikendaasowin Ojibwe Learning Village Native Arts project on Saturday, Sept. 14, in Lac du Flambeau.
  • Just out of reach
    The Lakeland boys’ soccer team was back at home to take on Mosinee in a primetime conference matchup Tuesday night. (subscriber access)
  • DNR to issue CWD surveillance tags in Oneida County
    The archery deer season has begun and in an effort to monitor the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which has been found in the wild deer herd and on a game farm in Oneida County, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking to obtain as many samples as possible from harvested deer. (subscriber access)
  • Northwoods Wildlife Center: 40 years of courage and compassion
    In his book, “Dr. Wildlife,” Dr. Rory Foster, founder of the Northwoods Wildlife Center (NWC) in Minocqua, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, recounts an epiphany inspired by a seagull. (subscriber access)
  • Country Rocks Autism
    Barron Wisconsin’s own Chris Kroeze from “The Voice” and Nashville recording artist Natalie Murphy perform during the first day of the Country Rocks Autism benefit concert on Friday, Sept. 13, at Bonnie and Clyde Gangster Park in Harshaw.
  • When it rains, it pours
    The Lakeland football team hosted its first game of the season when the Medford Raiders came to town Friday night at River Valley Bank Field. (subscriber access)
  • Lakeland boys’ soccer wins, loses
    A weekend full of games provided many opportunities for development, growth and fun for the Lakeland boys’ soccer team. (subscriber access)
  • Open forum spreads mental health awareness
    In light of September being National Suicide Prevention Month, community members gathered at Ascension Luthern Church on the evening of Sept. 11 for a Mental Health Awareness program.

    The panel included Mick Fiocchi, a National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) speaker; Janet Tenge, a family counselor from Rhinelander; and Shirley Limberg of Limberg and Associates in Minocqua. (subscriber access)
  • Playing keep away
    A merganser chases another merganser that may have bit off more than it can chew, down the Bear River on Sunday, Sept. 8, in Lac du Flambeau.
  • Minocqua police department hosts K-9 ‘hard surface’ training
    During the first few days of this week, Matt Tate, detective sergeant and handler for the Minocqua Police Department’s K-9 Jennings, hosted a K-9 tracking course. (subscriber access)
  • ‘Play ball’
    It’s the last game night of the Snowhawks 2019 snowshoe baseball season and from his longtime perch above the field behind home base, announcer Jimmy Soyck, 83, Lake Tomahawk, pronounces there’s “ducks on the pond,” just as a batter swings and strikes a softball into the night air, bringing several basemen home. “Yeah, baby!” he calls out his signature phrase and the crowd breaks into cheers — even in the late summer rain that’s drizzling. (subscriber access)
  • Another big year for the World Championship Musky Classic
    The 43rd annual World Championship Musky Classic was held last weekend and 688 anglers took to the water in the traveling tournament that rotates between the north Lakeland towns of Manitowish Waters, Winchester, Presque Isle, and Boulder Junction. (subscriber access)
  • Dave Punches paddles while his son Cole Punches uses rounded sticks called knockers to bend and gently “knock” wild rice stems so their loose seeds will fall to the bottom of their tarp lined canoe while harvesting wild rice on Sunday, Sept. 8, on Island Lake in Boulder Junction.  
  • With autism becoming more and more prevalent in society, projects and programs dedicated to providing support and acceptance to autistic children and adults are becoming more crucial than ever.

    This weekend, country and rock music fans have the opportunity to come together in the Northwoods at a two-day music festival to support the cause, and enjoy some of the best music country and rock have to offer. (subscriber access)

  • Lakeland football run down by the Hodags
    In a rivalry game for the axe, the Lakeland football team traveled to Rhinelander to take on the Hodags on Friday night. (subscriber access)
  • Lakeland girls tennis strike for victories
    The Lakeland girls tennis team played a quad against Merrill, Medford and Ashland on Saturday, Sept. 7. Lakeland came out with eight victories in the matches. (subscriber access)
  • Rival Rhinelander awaits Lakeland football
    There is nothing better than rivalry week, a week in the season where two rivals go at it for one game. That will be the case when Lakeland heads to Rhinelander tonight. (subscriber access)
  • Former high school track and field teammates Jake Erschen of Pewaukee (#414) and Sean Royer of Milwaukee (#439) run across the Bearskin Trail’s Minocqua Trestle side by side on their way to second and first place wins of the Minocqua No Frills Marathon sharing a time of 2:54:55 on Sunday, Sept. 1, in Minocqua.
  • Lakeland boys soccer finds first conference win
    Soccer can be a game of inches. One pass through the defense or a shot past the goalie can be the difference. (subscriber access)
  • ‘It’s a dream worth living’
    Mike Robillard is the property manager of Tara Lila, LLC and the president of the Three Eagle Trail Foundation.  On Aug. 23, he was re-stocking maps into the kiosk at the Three Eagle trailhead in Three Lakes when a man rode up behind him on a tiny bicycle. (subscriber access)
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