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Temple’s Talk: A Grand Day in the Northwoods

Dr. Temple Grandin, a renowned animal science professor recognized for her contributions to the cattle industry and autism research, presented at the Scholl Community Impact Group’s equine-assisted therapy center on Thursday, May 23, in Winchester.

Presque Isle town lakes committee wonders what its status is

The Presque Isle town lakes committee (PITLC) met May 21 and discussed a couple of items with regard to a wake ordinance the town board agreed to adopt at its May 16 meeting, and also took a stance on its status while referring to an announcement town chairman John MacLean …

‘Chapters in Bloom’: A spring event to benefit Minocqua library

Save the date and register now for the Minocqua Public Library Foundation’s spring event — “Chapters in Bloom” — at Stoney Creek Home & Garden on Thursday, June 13, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Boulder Junction library to host new history series starting May 30

The Boulder Junction Public Library and Boulder Junction Area Historical Society are partnering to present “OurStory: a Monthly History Series.” Programs will share “OurStory” — highlighting a local history topic or area of interest that helps us remember the past, understand how it impacts our present, and preserve these memories …

LdF town board OKs road proposal to LdF tribe

After meeting in closed session on May 22 with town attorney Greg Harrold and outside counsel Frank Kowalkowski, the Lac du Flambeau town board came to agreement on terms for a proposal to be presented to the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.
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Bureau of Consumer Protection presentation to be held in Manitowish Waters June 4

The Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will present information on safe online shopping on Tuesday, June 4, at 4 p.m. at the Frank B. Koller Memorial Library in Manitowish Waters.

Cassian town board has a new supervisor

The Cassian town board at its May 13 meeting accepted the resignation of town supervisor Dick Herman.

U.S. Highway 51 shut down briefly Thursday morning

An excavator used on the Manitou Park Drive to the Lake Minocqua bridge construction project on U.S. Highway 51 hit a gas line on the northeast corner of Country Club Road and Hwy. 51 Thursday morning.

Let’s Minocqua Visitors Bureau now accepting applications for room tax grant

The Let’s Minocqua Visitors Bureau is now accepting applications for the entity’s largest room tax grant in its history.

Whispering Donkey to play the Campanile on June 8

Whispering Donkey, a local band from the Northwoods, is gaining attention in the music scene. “We’re a rock band,” said band leader Ken Stilley. The group’s music is suitable for all ages.
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St. Germain zoning appointment sparks controversy

The town board of St. Germain voted on Tuesday, May 21 to appoint Kory Droes to the town’s zoning committee, despite the method of his appointment being questioned for its legitimacy.

Nicolet student club hosts 8th Annual Northwoods Pride Festival with ArtStart

The Nicolet College Rainbow Hodags Student Club will co-host the Northwoods Pride Festival with ArtStart on June 15 at Hodag Park in Rhinelander.

Ripp sentenced to 9 months for stealing $136,000 from Lakeland business

A 50-year-old Baraboo man convicted of stealing over $100,000 from his former employer, a Lakeland area business, was sentenced last week to 9 months in jail.

Live music at the Hodag Park Amphitheater this summer

NRG Media has announced the lineup for the 2024 Hodag Park Concert Series. According to an NRG press release, the series will kick off on June 4 and will continue for eight total concerts every other Tuesday until Sept. 10.

Flags of honor

Steve Shaker places American flags at veterans graves on Sunday, May 19, at Evergreen Cemetery in Woodruff.
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