Spring into action!



The meltdown from winter 2016/17 progresses as temperatures hold above freezing on a regular basis. As usual, up here in April, many businesses take advantage of a sluggish business climate to clean, remodel or just take a break before the busy summer season starts up.

Saturday, May 6, is the opening day for the 2017 fishing season. As of April 1, new fishing licenses went on sale for the season that ends March 31, 2018. This date covers most species in northern Wisconsin. To see which species start when, visit the DNR website.

Here are some events that will be held this month so jot them down and have a good month!

Saturday, April 29, St. Germain comes together to honor veterans and raise consciousness of the various health challenges they face as a result of their service. Everyone is invited to join in the “Ruck’n St. Germain”.

The event is sponsored by Estrold Resort and participants will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the pavilion in the community park. A ruck is a military term for a hike with a pack on and there will be a 8.5 round trip hike that will return to the pavilion.

After the ruck, there will be brats provided by Sentry Foods and potluck dishes served by the community at the pavilion. To be a part of this great event, call John at 715-525-9008 or send an e-mail to info@estroldresort.com.

There is no charge to participate but donations will be accepted. This event is hosted by Operation 23 to Zero.

In Land O’ Lakes on Friday, April 7, at St. Albert’s Church, there will be a Fish Fry benefit from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and children 12 and older, $6 for children 6 to 11 years old and children under 6 are free. Carry-out is available and the proceeds go to the Bill Spence Fund.

Equestrians will love this event taking place in Conover, Saturday, April 29. There will be a Northern Wisconsin Distance Riding Clinic, seminar and practice ride presented by Northern Highlands Distance Rides and Distance Rides Association of Wisconsin.

This is open to both riding and non-riding registrants. Fees are $30 for those riding and $20 for those not riding if registered by April 24. Fees after that date increase $10.

The classes will address several different topics that relate to long distance horseback riding.

After the seminar, riders and their horses will travel in small groups with a mentor and ride approximately five to six miles. The ride will last about an hour.

To learn about all the details, visit this webpage or call 218-428-9368.

Over in Lake Tomahawk, Smiley’s Sports Bar and Grill will host a Meat Raffle Sunday, April 9, to benefit American Legion Post 318. Raffles start at 1:00 p.m.

In Minocqua, the Campanile Center for the Arts features Circle in the Center, with Julie Biertzer, who will teach Spring Floral Arranging on Saturday, April 8, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Participants will learn to make their own pussy willow wreath and spring nest table arrangement. The cost is $40.00. You are asked to bring a glue gun, wire cutters and scissors. Other supplies will be provided.

Call 715-356-9700 to register. Preregistration is required. No experience is necessary!

Also at the Campanile Center for the Arts, see the Masters of Soul, Monday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. The 90-minute program will immerse you in a time when soul music starred the biggest legends in Detroit’s music industry.

Tickets are $27.50 for adults and $17.50 for students. Tickets may be purchased online or call 715-356-9700.


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