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Patriotic pyramids

Min-Aqua Bats skiiers, bottom row, from left, Jimmy Bolan, Sven Vargas, Cole Beiser, Markus Mortenson, Ethan Bucheit and Luke Smithing, top row, Katie Bucheit, Lily McEachren, Isabelle Boyer and Hannah Ahern, attempt a dual double and three-tier pyramids during a special Independence Day ski show on Thursday, July 4, at …

Lawmakers warned Lincoln Hills was tragedy ‘waiting to happen’

A youth counselor at Lincoln Hills died after being attacked June 24 at Lincoln Hills School, the state’s youth incarceration facility, after Republican lawmakers had warned for years that a rollback in safety and disciplinary measures at the school would lead to tragedy.

Forty years of advanced healthcare in the Northwoods

The Howard Young Foundation (HYF) is celebrating 40 years of serving the Northwoods community.

Lac du Flambeau town board sends proposal to resolve road issue

On July 3 the Lac du Flambeau town board voted 2-1 to send a proposal to the tribal council of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Chippewa Indians in an effort to resolve the ongoing dispute between the town and the tribe regarding easement expirations on tribal land on four …

‘A Quiet Place: Day One’ a missed opportunity

The “Quiet Place” franchise has produced two surprisingly well-made horror films. I felt like the prequel was a missed opportunity.
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Minocqua plan commission approves permit for Ripco Credit Union

The Minocqua plan commission on Tuesday approved a sign permit application submitted by Don Kuechler and Real Estate Ent., LLC in order to display the logo of Ripco Credit Union, which will be housed in the strip mall building at 8744 U.S. Highway 51 and adjacent to Domino’s Pizza.

HYMC Gift Shop Christmas in July Sale

The Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC) Gift Shop Christmas in July sale runs through July 31.

LUHS asking for community input to help paint a ‘Portrait of a Graduate’

Lakeland Union High School (LUHS) administrators, until July 19, are seeking input from the community in order to develop an idea of characteristics and skill sets students should have upon their completion at LUHS.

Manito Art League to host 59th annual art show

The Manito Art League’s 59th annual art show debuts nearly 200 original works of art from 75 of the finest artists of the Northwoods starting Thursday, July 18, through Sunday, July 21, at the Manitowish Waters Community Center on U.S. Highway 51.

Woodruff town board eyes overhaul of short-term rental ordinance; fee hike looms

The Woodruff town board is preparing to revise sections of the town’s ordinance related to the structure of its short-term rental permitting. This includes fees and revenue reporting by owners of operations such as Airbnb and Vacation Rentals by Owner (VRBO).
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Marshfield Clinic and Sanford Health System announce intent to merge

Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the U.S., and Marshfield Clinic Health System, a physician-led integrated health system serving rural Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, have announced a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) to combine their complementary assets and capabilities and create an integrated …

No charges for Lac du Flambeau supervisor in open meeting probe

The Vilas County district attorney will not pursue charges related to an investigation conducted by the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office into an alleged open meetings violation on the part of Lac du Flambeau town supervisor Bob Hanson.

Annual Fleazaar returns to Manitowish Waters July 17

The huge annual Fleazaar sale is Wednesday, July 17, from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. come rain or shine, at Manitowish Waters Community Presbyterian Church on U.S. Highway 51 in Manitowish Waters.

Manitowish Waters to unveil largest dedicated pickleball complex in area

The Manitowish Waters community is excited to announce the near completion of its ambitious pickleball project, set to be the largest dedicated pickleball complex in the area. The complex will feature eight dedicated pickleball courts, catering to the growing popularity of what is now America’s most popular sport.

Moose of Wisconsin

The Sayner-St. Germain Fish and Wildlife Club will host Licia Johnson for a presentation titled, “Moose of Wisconsin,” on Wednesday, July 17, at the St. Germain Community Center at 7 pm.
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