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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
The Thunderbirds won the final GNC conference meet and became conference champions for the second straight year on Thursday, May 16. Pictured, from left, are Ansen Nomm, assistant coach Peter Nomm, Kyle Bengston, Jake Collins, head coach Scott Howard, Adam Lazaroff and Kaeden Nomm. Photo by Brett LaBore/Lakeland Times.
The Thunderbirds won the final GNC conference meet and became conference champions for the second straight year on Thursday, May 16. Pictured, from left, are Ansen Nomm, assistant coach Peter Nomm, Kyle Bengston, Jake Collins, head coach Scott Howard, Adam Lazaroff and Kaeden Nomm. Photo by Brett LaBore/Lakeland Times.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:30 AM
Even with conference already wrapped up, there was one more match to go for the Lakeland golf team. (subscriber access)

 
  • Rocking on for autism
    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 fall, 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)
  • Mama’s last call
    In the world of restaurant work there is a magical moment at the end of the night, when all of the guests have been fed, watered and thanked, and the staff, counting the tips which will soon pad their pockets, reclaim the space where the patrons just sat, resting sore legs, feet, hands and shoulders, and order up that most prized of off-menu items: The Shift Drink. (subscriber access)
  • Lakeland softball squeaks by Raiders in regionals
    Survive and advance. That is one phrase used for postseason play. Just win one game and you move onto the next, which is exactly what the Lakeland softball team did Tuesday night. (subscriber access)
  • A STAR is born
    After overcoming many obstacles, Lakeland STAR School/Academy was set to open less than a year from the creation of its governance council. A fledgling board began the process to plan and build an “airplane” designed to take a population of students with special needs to new heights. It became apparent several committees would have to be formed to divide and conquer the multitude of tasks involved in this endeavor. We needed seven committees — curriculum, budget, hiring, student recruitment, building, fundraising and public relations — and each was just as critical as the next. (subscriber access)
  • Lakeland golf wins, sweeps conference matches
    Even with conference already wrapped up, there was one more match to go for the Lakeland golf team. (subscriber access)

     
  • ‘One try to become addicted’ — How illicit and legal drugs impact the Vilas County community
    In the wake of several recent drug-trafficking raids and amid ongoing drug-related cases filed each week in Vilas County Circuit Court, the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department and Health Department recently hosted a community town hall meeting to raise awareness and increase education regarding increasing trends. (subscriber access)
  • Culinary culmination
    Lakeland Union High School culinary arts students Lexi Schwartz, left, and Orianna Metzler prepare a “berry orange salad with citrus balsamic vinaigrette” as part of a gourmet meal prepared for family and friends on Wednesday,?May 15, at the Minocqua Boathouse
  • Colder in Boulder
    Coed canoe teammates Dave Pushka and his daughter Nicole Pushka paddle through cold pouring rain across Boulder Lake with the fastest time during the White Deer Triathlon on Saturday, May 18, in Boulder Junction. 
  • Two local school districts awarded Fab Lab grants
    May 13 marked Fab Lab Day in Wisconsin as Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and state officials visited schools throughout the state, awarding $520,000 in Fab Lab grants to 20 school districts to enable them to expand fabrication laboratories (Fab Labs), which are high-tech workshops with state-of-the-art industry equipment. (subscriber access)
  • A STAR is born
    When a child is born, parents have a vision of who that child will be as an adult. They imagine grand scenarios of watching their offspring compete as a professional athlete, or perhaps even running the country. As time passes, reality sets in and the grandiose hopes and dreams are replaced with more achievable goals. They hope their child gets good grades, goes on to college and becomes a professional of a different kind, finds love and lives a happy, independent life. (subscriber access)
  • Lakeland track and field takes several firsts
    Long days, late nights and many practices both indoors and outdoors have all led the Lakeland track and field teams to the conference meet. (subscriber access)
  • Lakeland golf puts on dominant performance
    The Lakeland golf team looked to stay in top shape as they played a Great Northern Conference (GNC) meet in Rhinelander over the weekend. (subscriber access)
  • Oneida County Highway Committee OKs chip and seal program
    The Oneida County Highway Department will go one more season having its own employees do chip and seal work. The county’s highway committee voted 3-2 on May 9 to continue the program, which is entering its fourth season. (subscriber access)
  • St. Germain electors meeting results in failed resolution to renovate red brick schoolhouse
    Nearly 400 St. Germain residents voted May 9 via a yes/no paper ballot on the latest renovations plans — a $2.7 million project to remodel the existing structure while adding an addition. (subscriber access)
  • A colorful start
    Hundreds of runners take off at the start of the 4th annual Color Run on Saturday, May 11, at the Minocqua Park Complex.
  • Walleyes for Tomorrow and GLIFWC survey Lake Minocqua
    Last week a group consisting of members of Walleyes for Tomorrow (WFT), the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC), and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) got a first-hand look at the walleye population on Lake Minocqua. (subscriber access)
  • New territory
    Northwoods Wildlife Center spring intern Lauren Zager and volunteer Lara Korunic help release an American bald eagle on Saturday, May 4, at Newman Lake in Park Falls. 
  • Oungst: ‘Guilty’
    “He’s ready to plead guilty today,” said Milwaukee attorney Micheal Steinle, sitting next to client Evan Oungst on Monday afternoon in a Price County courtroom. When personally asked his plea to second degree reckless homicide by omission, the 29-year-old Arbor Vitae man confirmed: “Guilty.” (subscriber access)
  • A love of teaching
    In a few short weeks, Cathy and Bruce Oxley might find themselves singing along with Alice Cooper’s song, “School’s Out,” since, come June, the couple is retiring after a combined 60-plus years of teaching.  (subscriber access)
  • Lakeland girls soccer survives tough week
    The Lakeland girls soccer team saw three different teams as they played three games in three days. (subscriber access)
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