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Your summer guide for 59 years



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Where We Build On Your Ideas



Models open Mon.-Sat.

• TURQUOISE • STERLING SILVER JEWELRY • NATIVE AMERICAN ARTWORK • RUGS • POTTERY • KACHINAS 212 Wall St., adjacent to Vilas Cinema, downtown Eagle River



Ke e p i n g a T i m e - H o n o r e d T r a d i t i o n S i n c e 194 5 It’s More T han a Jewelry Store Eagle Gold Collection original designs by EAGLE RIVER MODELS



Intersection of Hwys. 45, 17, 70 & 32

3 miles south of the bridge on Hwy. 51

Corner of Hwys. 47 & K

(715) 479-0001

(715) 356-0001

(715) 362-7888

Licensed in Wisconsin & Michigan

Michael Stephan

Tremblay’s Sweet Shop, Inc.

Quality giftware, diamonds, jewelry, custom design and repair

32 years’ experience as a certified watchmaker & in jewelry repair & design

OPEN DAILY 9 A.M. TO 9 P.M. rders *Mail o ed shipp . ly prompt

Downtown Eagle River 715-479-8488 1-888-386-3302



Downtown Eagle River, Wis.

• Fudge • Turtles • Clusters • Cashew Brittle • Peanut Brittle • Hand-dipped Fudge Balls

(715) 479-4520

BUSY BEE CREATIONS 669 HIGHWAY 45 SOUTH EAGLE RIVER, WIS. Stop in for your card making, scrapbooking, paper crafting and quilling supplies. Great unusual gifts, too!


• ANTIQUES • NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS Downtown Land O’ Lakes, Wis. NATIVE AMERICAN CRAFTS • Handwoven Navajo • Rugs - old & new • • Drums • • Birch-bark Baskets • & Beadwork

Pottery Kachina Dolls Quill Boxes Skookum Dolls

(715) 547-3525

Open: Tues. thru Sat. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed: Sun. & Mon.

Phone: (715) 479-7669 Location: 21⁄2 miles south of Eagle River on Highway 45

FRENCH’S HOMESTEAD VETERINARY CARE Dr. Alison French • Dr. Katie Hom • Dr. Megan Jacobi • Dr. Carey Johnson


Full-Service Veterinary Hospital

• Early American & Victorian Furniture • Depression Glass • Watches • Clocks • Kerosene Lamps • Old Jewelry • Old Fish Lures • Old Decoys

* State-of-the-Art Facility * Digital Radiology * Ultrasound * Endoscopy * In-House Lab * Surgery Center * Isolation Ward * Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning * Separate Dog & Cat Kennels * On-site Crematorium * Chiropractic * Acupuncture Pet Supplies & Food * Emergency Service (coming soon to Eagle River) Flea & Tick Control


715-365-7387 1117 S. Oneida • Rhinelander

715-337-2700 1100 Hwy. 45 S. • Eagle River

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Golf, swim, relax at George Young The George Young Recreational Complex in Iron River, Mich., offers yearround recreation, including golfing, hiking, snowmobiling and swimming. The 18-hole golf course at George Young is known as one of the longest courses in Michigan. At 7,100 yards, it offers a challenge to golfers of all skill levels, even accomplished golfers. Renowned for its large greens, this 72-par course captures a combination of George Young’s favorite holes throughout the nation. The George Young golf course also has received the prestigious four-star rating by Golf Digest. Located on Chicagon Lake and carved out of the North Woods wilderness, the complex presents a relaxing setting for visitors’ golf games. Wildlife is actively present throughout the course, granting guests to the George Young facility the opportunity to get a true North Woods experience. The cost of daily green fees can be found on George Young’s website, george Once on the website, visitors may make a tee time to come and play a round of golf. The pro shop sells golfing apparel. Postcards of the facility, tees and balls also are available.

The George Young complex has a full-service driving range, complete with putting green and sand bunker to assist golfers in achieving the perfect swing. The driving range has multiple tees and costs $4 per bucket of balls. The George Young Recreational Complex also offers hiking trails during the spring, summer and fall, and cross-country skiing trails during the winter. These self-guided tours give visitors the chance to leisurely experience the captivating backdrop of the North Woods. After a long day of golfing and hiking in the hot sun, visitors will find a refreshing way to cool off at the indoor swimming pool. This L-shaped pool is ideal for swimming laps uninterrupted or simply relaxing in the water. It has a gently sloping wading area for introducing young children to the water. A hot tub and sauna also are available. The pool area is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Rates are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 12 and younger. The bar and lounge located upstairs allow patrons the opportunity to grab a bite to eat and relax. Large enough for meetings and banquets, this facility is

Located on Chicagon Lake just an hour’s drive northeast of Eagle River, George

Rated as one of the longest courses in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula at 7,100 yards, George Young’s four-star golf

ideal for civic or charitable events. High-speed Internet also is available within the facility. The George Young Recreational Complex is a not-forprofit organization open to the public, dedicated to recreation, education and preservation.

Young offers hiking trails, a pool, a hot tub and 18 holes of golf.

This center was dedicated to the memory of George and Margaret Young, former owners of Chicago Fire Brick Co. ansd Wellsville Fire Brick Co. Ever aware of the disappearing lakes and forests, they left their es-

course has a collection of some of the best and most unique golf holes from around the country.

tates and Michigan land for the benefit of the general public. The George Young Recreational Complex is located at 159 Young’s Lane in Iron River, Mich. Golfing is available from 8 a.m. to dusk on

weekdays, and from 7 a.m. to dusk on weekends. George Young is closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the winter season. For more information, call (906) 265-3401 or visit

Trees For Tomorrow to host second annual Forest Fest Trees For Tomorrow and Partners In Forestry (PIF) have announced the second annual Forest Fest will take place this Saturday, Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Trees For Tomorrow campus grounds, located at 519 E. Sheridan St. in Eagle River. This free, family-friendly event will showcase the endless ingenuity, productivity and inspiration of individuals and businesses incorporating wood and forestlands as a natural resource. “Forest Fest celebrates and promotes through businesses, service organizations, artists and craftspeo-

ple, the forest and all of the products people receive from it, enhancing their quality of life,” said Trees For Tomorrow executive director Maggie Bishop. Expert professional organizations will be on hand to answer questions in the areas of woodlands ownership and management, forestry history, wildlife, lakes and rivers, invasive species, trapping, and sustainable survival techniques. “Activities for families and children at Forest Fest will enlighten individuals to the versatile and renewable

qualities of wood as a natural resource,” said Bishop. “Create paper from wood pulp by hand at the GeorgiaPacific paper-making booth, or immerse yourself in the atmosphere and historical lore of old-time logging days in Wisconsin.” Trees For Tomorrow staff will offer live birds-of-prey shows featuring their finefeathered teaching staff — Apollo, a red-tailed hawk and Orion, a great horned owl. For more information about the second Forest Fest, contact Trees For Tomorrow at (715) 479-6456.

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Three Lakes schedules annual Fireman’s Picnic The 54th annual Three Lakes Firemen’s Picnic will be at Cy Williams Park and the grounds of the Information Bureau on Maple Lake this Sunday, Aug. 5, from noon to 5 p.m. The fundraiser for the department will feature youth games, prizes, music, food and refreshments. Food will include bratwurst and roasted corn. Beer and soda will be

available and entertainment will be provided. There will be a number of raffles throughout the day, as well as a flea market and crafts show. Six grand door prizes will be given away. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5, and are available at area businesses and from firefighters. The fire department’s division of public safety and community relations will have an information booth at the picnic.

Firefighters will be grilling corn at the picnic.

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Recently, the Small Business Institute/Small Business Administration/UW System conducted anonymous independent surveys of pizza customers of the 11 major pizza restaurants in the Eagle River area. The survey considered quality of food, cleanliness, service and atmosphere. Alexander’s Family Pizza was rated #1! “Out of 11 restaurants mentioned — Alexander’s was ranked number 1,” an independent was second, and a national chain was third, “both far behind in customer choice.” Alexander’s was found to “offer a quality product at a reasonable price. According to the survey, quality has proven to be of more importance to the customer. Alexander’s has excellent pizza. It uses the highest quality ingredients.” Alexander’s Family Pizza wishes to thank all the many people who participated in the surveys. We truly appreciate the fact that our long-term goal of wanting to be known for quality pizza has been realized.

ALEXANDER’S FAMILY PIZZA Downtown Eagle River (211 Railroad St., between stoplights) 715-479-7363 Minocqua 715-356-2628 QUALITY PIZZA — NOT JUST FOR KIDS

Eagle River Rotary plans 52nd annual antique show The 52nd annual Eagle River Antique Show and Sale will be held at the Eagle River Derby Track Exposition Hall Friday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show is the longestrunning antique show in the North Woods. The Derby Track is located on Highway 45 north of Eagle River. The antique show is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Eagle River. All the proceeds from the show, including the fees collected at the door, are used by the Rotary Club for special community projects. Exhibitors for the show are professional antique dealers from the Northern Wisconsin Antique Dealers

Association (NWADA) along with select guest dealers. A wide selection of antique furniture in a variety of woods and styles will be available. Visitors also can expect to find fine antique and vintage costume jewelry, sterling silver and silver-plated flatware and serving pieces, brass and copper, pewter, Majolica, ironstone, Flow Blue, art pottery, elegant, Depression and kitchen glassware, kitchen collectibles, decorative lodge-look items, sports items, decoys, art, children’s toys and collectibles, vintage textiles, and small primitives. Mary Lou’s Crystal Repair will be in attendance again this year to mend damaged crystal, china,

porcelain or pottery for visitors while they shop. The show also has free parking and food will be available for purchase provided by Northern Access Special Olympics. In addition to the Rotary Club’s local projects, the club yearly sponsors two scholarships for seniors at Northland Pines High School, sends two girls annually to Badger Girls State, supports Northwoods Children’s Museum, sponsors the Warm The Children winter clothing program in conjunction with the Vilas County News-Review and supports the ongoing Rotary Youth Exchange Program. For more information, call (920) 960-0755.

VILAS COUNTY FAIR Thurs., Fri., Sat. & Sun., Aug. 9-12 Fairgrounds, Hwy. 70 West, Eagle River, Wis. MIDWAY BY CALKINS MIDWAYS Wristband Specials – Food & Beverage Available on Grounds *4-H & Open Class Exhibits/Judging (Public encouraged to watch) *4 Nights of Live Entertainment *No Gate Charge – $4 Parking Available Adjacent to Grounds THURSDAY, AUG. 9 Wristband Night - Midway opens at 5 p.m. Historical Signal Cannon Firing Unlimited rides $20 (all ages), 5-10 p.m. Casady’s Critters Petting Zoo – Camel Rides 7-11 p.m. Live Entertainment – “Recess Bully” FRIDAY, AUG. 10 Dollar Day - Midway opens at noon – all rides $1 noon - 5 p.m. Casady’s Critters Petting Zoo – Camel Rides Firing of the Signal Cannon – noon, 3, 6 p.m. TBD Dan Kirk - Juggler with the Big Yellow Shoes 7-11 p.m. Live Entertainment - “Fair Play” SATURDAY, AUG. 11 Midway opens at noon Casady’s Critters Petting Zoo – Camel Rides Firing of the Signal Cannon - noon, 3 and 6 p.m. 10 a.m. Horseshoe Tournament – Class B & C Singles & Doubles – no qualifying 11 a.m. Lamb Project Judging Noon-5 p.m. Wristband Special - $20 (Bring in two nonperishable food items, get $2 off wristband.)

TBD 2-4 p.m. 7-11 p.m.

Dan Kirk - Juggler with the Big Yellow Shoes Kids Game Day, Veggie Races/WatermelonEating Contest/Water Balloon Catch & More Live Entertainment - “Semi-Psyched”

SUNDAY, AUG. 12 Wristband Day - Midway opens at noon Unlimited rides for $20 (all ages) from noon - 5 p.m. Casady’s Critters Petting Zoo – Camel Rides Firing of the Signal Cannon - noon, 3 and 6 p.m. 10 a.m. Horseshoe Tournament - Open Class Singles & Doubles – no qualifying Noon-5 p.m. Dawn the Balloon Twister TBD Dan Kirk - Juggler with the Big Yellow Shoes 4-8 p.m. Live Entertainment – “Bill Hassey Orchestra” For specific times or other information, call (715) 479-2057 $4 parking concession provided in part by Phelps Lions Club

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About the cover:

Raccoons are common in the North Woods and like to visit patios, decks and campsites. Though usually nocturnal, the raccoon is sometimes active in daylight. This raccoon peered down from a tree at the photographer. —Staff Photo By KURT KRUEGER

Advertisers’ Guide ANTIQUE SHOPS

Northern Light Antiques, Bruce Crossing, Mich..........Pg. 19


Camp 5 Museum Lumberjack Steam Train, Laona ......Pg. 24 Eagle Falls Adventure Golf, Eagle River.......................Pg. 13 Eagle River Speedway, Eagle River .............................Pg. 8 Kart Way, Eagle River .....................................................Pg. 12 Pine Point Riding Stables, Eagle River.........................Pg. 23 Rocking W Stable, Eagle River ......................................Pg. 12 Rohr’s Wilderness Tours, Conover ...............................Pg. 12 St. Germain Chamber, St. Germain ...............................Pg. 18 Vilas Historical Museum, Sayner...................................Pg. 20


Big Sand Lake Golf Course, Phelps..............................Pg. 21 Eagle River Golf Course, Eagle River ...........................Pg. 13 George Young Rec. Complex, Iron River, Mich............Pg. 23 Lac Vieux Desert Resort & Casino, Watersmeet, Mich. ..Pg. 14 Lake Forest Golf Club, Eagle River ..............................Pg. 11


Aspirus Clinics, Land O’ Lakes, Phelps, Rhinelander, Three Lakes, Woodruff ........................Pg. 14 Church Directory .............................................................Pg. 20 Eagle River Business Association ............................... Pg. 17 Eagle River Storage Condominiums, Eagle River ...... Pg. 4 French’s Homestead Veterinary Care, Rhinelander and Eagle River ....................................Pg. 2 Guided Fishing Trips .....................................................Pg. 22 Hi-Pines Campground, Eagle River ..............................Pg. 16 Land O’ Lakes Recreation Co., Land O’ Lakes ...........Pg. 21 Lick-a-dee Splitz, Three Lakes ......................................Pg. 17 Map with index to advertisers............................Pgs. 10 & 15 Northern Wisconsin Canine Center, Eagle River ........Pg. 20 Prime Choice Meat Market, Eagle River........................Pg. 22 Shady Gardens, Eagle River, Land O’ Lakes................Pg. 23 Trees For Tomorrow, Eagle River ..................................Pg.  8 Tribute Brewing Co., Eagle River ..................................Pg. 19 Walking Art Tattoos, Minocqua .....................................Pg. 11


CornerStone Custom Builders Inc. Eagle River, Minocqua, Rhinelander.........................Pg. 2 Northernaire, Three Lakes............................................. Pg. 13 Waldmann Construction Inc., St. Germain ...................Pg. 12 INDEX CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

North Woods residents and seasonal homeowners who need a place to store their Craftsman Tools can find a Craftsman

tool cabinet to serve their needs and space at Nelson’s Ace hardware in Eagle River.

Customer service, quality products provided at Nelson’s Ace Hardware Customer service and quality products make Nelson’s of Eagle River a North Woods’ leader in the hardware business. According to owner David Eibner, Nelson’s Ace Hardware has received awards for its commitment to providing superior service, achieving the highest levels of retail excellence, supporting the community and making Nelson’s Ace “the helpful place.” The goal of the business is to provide friendly, knowledgeable and helpful service as well as high-quality products, Eibner said. New this year at Nelson’s is the LP Gas filling station. Nelson’s can fill propane tanks of all sizes, including those on motorhomes. Nelson’s Ace Hardware is an authorized Stihl and Ariens dealer, and has a full line of Stihl products in stock. Both service and repair are offered for Stihl products. Additionally, Nelson’s offers Craftsman Tools. Craftsman Tools is America’s most trusted tool brand, according to Eibner. From wrenches and tool cabinets to an extensive collection of power tools, customers can find what they need with

Craftsman Tools. The store continues to carry a selection of automotive products, power equipment, plumbing and electronic fixtures and other hardware products. Nelson’s has a wide variety of items for lawns and gardens. They carry a number of home accessories and gifts. The store has a broad selection of lake toys, including beach balls and towels, goggles and water toys, inner tubes and boat towables. Nelson’s also offers a full line of Weber gas and charcoal grills. The staff at Nelson’s is eager to assist customers in any way possible. The friendly and helpful staff offer customers assistance in locating the items they need, Eibner said. Customer service and a wide selection of products are why Nelson’s has been the area’s hardware business leader since 1952. Eibner, husband of Jessica Nelson, handles the daily operations of the business with his brother-in-law, Kevin Nelson. This is the fourth generation of family ownership. According to Eibner, two

Nelson’s Ace Hardware in Eagle River provides friendly, knowledgeable service as well as high-quality products such as Craftsman tools.

Nelson brothers originally founded a hardware store in Park Falls. After a while, the Nelson brothers separated and Carl Sr. moved to Eagle River and started Nelson’s. Nelson’s Ace Hardware employs more than 50 people and prides itself on its customer service and wide range of products.

Located at 606 E. Wall St. in downtown Eagle River, the store is open Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on Nelson’s selection of products, call (715) 4794496.

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Prime Choice Meat Market offers top-quality products, hometown touch Prime Choice Meat Market, located just south of Eagle River on Highway 45, has been a local favorite for more than 19 years. Owners Todd and Jacqui Monge have always had a commitment to highquality products and excellent customer service. Prime Choice Meat Market has long been known as “one of a kind” to both its loyal North Woods customers and friends from out of town. Prime Choice is Eagle

River’s one-stop shop for fresh-cut USDA Prime and Top Choice steaks, fresh all-natural pork and poultry, and premium seafood. The market also is known for its selection of gourmet cheeses, fine wines and homemade smoked meats. Prime Choice carries a selection of 100% grass-fed beef and “certified organic” chicken. “We carry only USDA Prime and Top Choice steaks, fresh cut and hand trimmed to our customers’


Chanticleer Inn, Eagle River...........................................Pg. 12 Hillside Resort, Phelps ...................................................Pg. 23 Lac Vieux Desert Resort & Casino, Watersmeet, Mich. .....................................................Pg. 14


19th Hole Family Sports Bar & Grill, St. Germain ..........Pg. 12 Alexander’s Family Pizza Parlor, Eagle River ..........Pgs. 4 & 7 Big Rob’s Loose Moose, Land O’ Lakes.......................Pg. 21 Black Bear Lodge, St. Germain .....................................Pg. 18 Bucktale Inn, Eagle River ...............................................Pg. 20 Chanticleer Inn, Eagle River...........................................Pg. 12 Club 45 Sports Bar & Grill, Conover ............................Pg. 21 Friendship House, Eagle River ......................................Pg. 11 Hillside Resort, Phelps ...................................................Pg. 23 Loon Saloon, Three Lakes .............................................Pg. 16 Red Man Supper Club, Land O’ Lakes ..........................Pg. 21 Sportsmen’s Chalet, St. Germain .................................Pg. 18 The Penalty Box, Eagle River .......................................Pg. 22 Tribute Brewing Co. Taphouse, Eagle River ................Pg. 11 White Stag Inn, Sugar Camp..........................................Pg. 8 Wolf Pack Café, St. Germain .........................................Pg. 18


Animals ‘N’ More, Eagle River ......................................Pg. Arrow Gift Shop, Eagle River ........................................Pg. Busy Bee Creations, Eagle River ..................................Pg. CW Business, Eagle River ............................................ Pg. Country Store, Eagle River ...........................................Pg. Fountain Blu, Eagle River...............................................Pg. Grandma’s Toy Box, Eagle River ..................................Pg. Health Care Pharmacies Eagle River, Land O’ Lakes, St. Germain .................Pg. Imaginuity, Manitowish Waters and Minocqua ............Pg. Lehner-Stephan Jewelers, Eagle River.........................Pg. Musky Hunter Store, St. Germain ..................................Pg. Nelson’s Ace Hardware, Eagle River.............................Pg. Northern Memories, St. Germain ..................................Pg. Pink Coyote, Eagle River................................................Pg. The Sower and The Seed, Woodruff ............................Pg. Trading Post, Land O’ Lakes..........................................Pg. Tremblay’s Sweet Shop, Eagle River ............................Pg. WalkAbout Paddle & Apparel, Eagle River ...................Pg.


Dave Rents Boats, Eagle River .....................................Pg. Eagle River Marine, Eagle River ....................................Pg. Headwaters Polaris, Watersmeet, Mich. ...................... Pg. Northland Marine, Three Lakes ....................................Pg. Paul’s Rent-All, St. Germain...........................................Pg. St. Germain Sport Marine, St. Germain.........................Pg. Track Side, Eagle River ................................................. Pg.

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orders and satisfaction,” said manager Rick Behrens. “Customers are amazed at the quality and appearance of a handtrimmed piece of meat. Everyone likes their steak cut a little different, and you just can’t get that with a precut showcase steak.” Prime Choice grinds its own ground chuck and fresh-ground sirloin. “All of our ground beef is made fresh on the premises, not bought from another processor. We feel that our fresh-ground products makes for great grilling, especially our famous bacon burger, which has bacon blended in for a unique flavor,” noted Behrens. “We also have several additional products available, including restaurantquality stuffed chicken breasts, our very own cranberry bacon burger, custom-seasoned pulled pork and our newest bratwurst, the bacon and cheddar brat,” said Behrens. Prime Choice also is widely known for its large selection of more than 50 different smoked meats. All smoked products such as bacon, jerky, summer sausage, pork chops, hams and bratwurst are made in Prime Choice’s own onpremise smokehouse. “Our market produces an Italian sausage, polish sausage and authentic chorizo sausage,” noted assistant Mark Blotnicki. “Our varieties of fresh and frozen bratwursts include our original onion, jala-

Prime Choice Meat Market is Eagle River’s one-stop shop for freshly cut USDA steaks, all-natural pork and poultry, and premium

peño, sauerkraut and wild rice brats. Plus, try our famous cranberry bratwurst, our top-selling flavored brat and customer favorite.” The popular cranberry brat is featured at Eagle River’s own Cranberry Fest every October. Prime Choice also offers a large selection of deli meats and cheeses. “You can find some of the ordinary meat and cheese vari-

seafood. Also offered are deli meats sausages and brats, specialty cheeses and a variety of wines.

eties found in most other stores, but our focus is on quality taste while still being comparable in price,” said Behrens. “We carry a wide variety of imported Welsh Cheddars such as English Tintern and Black Mountain along with specialty cheeses such as Domestic Maytag Bleu, Rosenborg Danish Bleu, French imported Brie and several new imported varieties,

that are very highly rated,” said Behrens. Prime Choice also offers an array of top-quality Wisconsin cheeses, including Deppler’s Full Cream Baby Swiss, Widmers Specialty Brick and Black River Gorgonzola. The store is located at 1144 Highway 45, south of Eagle River. Prime Choice can be reached at (715) 479-4456 or found online at

Free fishing seminars scheduled for youths Free fishing seminars for children between age 5 and 13 will be held at Hi-Pines Campground in Eagle River at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday through Aug. 14. All children will be given information about fishing and prizes at the free semi-

nars. Prizes may include a rod and reel, tackle box, lures and other fishing items. There will be hands-on instruction on fish identification, size limits, licenses, rigging slip bobbers, tying knots, fish habitat, netting

and handling fish, catch and release, and boating safety. The seminars are sponsored by Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc., headquartered in Eagle River. All of the instructors are members of the Headwaters chapter. All youths in attendance

will be given a “goody” bag. Adults are welcome to attend with their children. Hi-Pines Campground is located on Highway 45 just north of Eagle River. For more information, call Kids Fishing Tips Chairman Harvey Sadler at (715) 542-2465.

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Downtown Eagle River

(715) 479-7363


(715) 356-2628

The #1 Pizza In Area!* Land O’ Lakes Recreation Co. provides power sports equipment, accessories and

service as well as bicycle, kayak and paddleboard rentals for all types of summer fun.


Land O’ Lakes Recreation offers fun for all seasons Land O’ Lakes Recreation Co., a Ski-doo and Can-am dealer, provides power sports equipment and accessories and service for a variety of outdoor activities in the North Woods. General manager George Haviar focuses on customer satisfaction in the sale and service of Can-am ATVs, side-by-side Commander units and Ski-doo snowmobiles. Visitors may rent new 2012 ATVs or the popular two-seater Commander UTV this summer. When the snow flies in winter, 2013 Ski-doo snow-

Garage sales slated Aug. 4 The Land O’ Lakes area will host its communitywide garage sale Saturday, Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maps for the event are available at the Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce office. For more information, call (715) 547-3432.

mobiles will be available. Guests can catch the ATV and snowmobile trails right from the store, ride through Land O' Lakes and head into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. For a relaxing outdoor activity, rent a Trek bike and enjoy the 40 scenic miles of the "Wilderness Lakes" trail system. Bicyclists may explore other areas of Vilas County or the Upper Peninsula. For fun on the water, Land O’ Lakes Recreation Co. rents paddleboards and kayaks to enjoy on the lake or even on the Wisconsin River, which can be accessed a mile south of the shop. There are many scenic rivers to paddle in the area. Land O’ Lakes Recreation Co. carries various after-market parts for ATVs and snowmobiles. If a

part is not in-stock, it may be ordered. The large showroom offers an assortment of clothing and sportswear, including brands such as Ski-doo, Can-am, Klim, Castle, HJC and more. Friendly staff is available assist customers or share advice on the best places to visit in the area. Stop by and visit at 1702 N. Highway 45 in Land O’ Lakes, Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday hours are by appointment only. The business is conveniently located on the snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle and bicycle trails that connect Land O’ Lakes and Michigan. For more information, contact (906) 544-2040, or visit for pricing and a visual of the many machines available for rent or purchase.






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Friendly atmosphere, great food found at Loon Saloon Under new management, Loon Saloon offers guests a clean, familyfriendly pub and grub in Three Lakes. Owners Randy and Jodi Peyer maintain a cozy and fun environment inside the bar, serving delicious homemade food day and night. Visitors may enjoy cool air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and an Internet jukebox. A dartboard and pool table are available, as well as big-screen TVs for watching sports events. Diners can relax and enjoy the large outdoor deck, which also features an outdoor bar. Randy Peyer has lived in the area for 38 years and boasts 13 years of experience in owning his own supper club. Peyer has brought many of his secret recipes to the Loon Saloon. The popularity of his

broasted chicken buckets attests to the quality of his recipes. Various sizes of chicken buckets are available to go, with delicious bucket sides of broasted potatoes, French fries, baked beans and creamy coleslaw. Other menu items range from appetizers, sandwiches and baskets to pizzas and fresh salads. Daily food specials are featured, such as Wednesday Wing Night. Twentyfive cent wings are available in barbeque, ranch, honey dill, bleu cheese, teriyaki and buffalo sauces. The Friday fish fry offers beer-battered or broiled haddock with homemade potato pancakes or French fries, coleslaw and rye bread. Loon Saloon offers drink specials during the week. Stop in on Margarita Monday for $2 margaritas, or

Sundays for $3.50 Bloody Marys. Receive $1 off your drinks during happy hour, every day from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, guests can play pool for free. Thursdays feature a free shake of the day. Loon Saloon also sponsors a horseshoe team that plays every Thursday. Karaoke will be coming to the pub soon. Located at 7326 Highway 45 North in Three Lakes, Loon Saloon is open and serving food seven days a week from 11 a.m. until midnight or closing. With access to the Three Lakes Chain of Lakes, the Peyers welcome guests by boat, car or snowmobile. The date of the Loon Saloon grand opening and deck party will be announced soon. For more information or carryout orders, call (715) 546-2222. Loon Saloon in Three Lakes offers a family friendly pub and grub. Owners Randy

and Jodi Peyer stand on the outside deck, where guests can relax and dine.



Race Action!

EVERY TUESDAY Rain date: Thursday

• Midwest/Sport Mods • Street Stocks • Micro-Sprints (600cc)

A 1/3-Mile Clay Tri-Oval Track 3 Miles West of Eagle River on Hwy. 70 Left on Cloverland Dr. across from Honey Bear UPCOMING RACES

Aug. 7 Regular Race Program Sponsored by Boone’s Building Supply and Eagle Collision Center

• Pure Stocks • Junior Sprints

Aug. 14 Regular Race Program

Racing at 7 p.m.

Sponsored by Muskyland Plumbing and Van’s Builders Call (715) 479-5208


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Est. 1956


Concerts set weekly at park The Three Lakes Historical Society will hold its final free show of the Concerts in the Park series Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Cy Williams Park gazebo, located on Superior Street in Three Lakes. The show will feature local musicians Bret & Frisk. The concerts attract picnickers and music fans of all ages who are treated to a variety of musical styles in a relaxed setting. Concertgoers can take their own lawn chairs and make themselves comfortable. Snacks and information about the Historical Society are available each week. In the event of rain, the concerts will take place at the Three Lakes High School auditorium. A free-will offering will be taken to help defray the expenses of concert performers. For more information, contact Brian Thorstad at (715) 546-2087.

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31 years of top dining, service have built Sportsmen’s Chalet Sportsmen’s Chalet on Dead Horse Bend, three miles east of St. Germain, offers great dining for the whole family in a North Woods atmosphere with mounted wildlife and an assortment of antiques. In the late 1800s, there stood a horse farm where Sportsmen’s Chalet is located, with a logging camp on the other side of the Wisconsin River. Loggers would often bring their horses across the river for food and lodging at the farm. In 1917 a bar was built where the farm once was, named Dead Horse Bend after a bend in the river where many logging horses fell through the ice. Gary Don and Laurel Frank purchased the bar in 1981, renaming it Sportsmen’s Chalet on Dead Horse Bend. They and their two daughters, Tricia and Rochelle, welcome you to their establishment. Sportsmen’s Chalet begins serving lunch at 11:30 a.m and dinner at 5 p.m. Menu items include delicious steaks, shrimp, juicy broasted chicken, homemade pizza and the North Woods’ best ribs. Nightly specials are featured during the week. Sunday’s special includes half of a broasted chicken for $8.95 or onefourth of a broasted chicken with a half-rack of barbecued ribs for $14.50. On Mondays, customers may order one deep-fried or broiled walleye for $10.95 or all-you-can-eat spaghetti for $9.50. Also available on Mon-

Laurel and Gary Frank welcome customers to Sportsmen’s Chalet. Gary Frank also carves fish and animals.

days are 35-cent chicken wings. Fifteen wings and french fries are $6 starting at noon. Wednesdays feature a one-third-pound hamburger for $2, served all day. Diners may add coleslaw and French fries for an additional $1.75. Thursdays offer two broasted or grilled pork chops for $9.95 or two smoked chops for $10.50. Also available are buildyour-own soft- or hard-shell tacos for $1.25. Enjoy a margarita for just $2.50. The Friday fish fry is served from 4 to 9:30 p.m. and offers Alaskan whitefish deep-fried or broiled for $8.95. If one plate isn’t enough for you, feel free to ask for seconds. The Friday super special is the “Back to the Basic Fish Fry,” which offers three pieces of Alaskan whitefish, coleslaw and French fries for $5.95,

Antique show set in Minocqua Dealers from several states will participate in the antique show in Minocqua at Reuland’s Convention Center next to the AmericInn Friday to Sunday, Aug. 3-5. Admission will cost $5 and those younger than 14 will be admitted free. Sun-

day morning from 9 a.m. to noon there will be no charge. Proceeds from the show and an auxiliary bake sale benefit the Special Olympics. For more information, call (715) 588-3665 or visit

served from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Also available is walleye, deep-fried or broiled, for $10.95, deep-fried yellow lake perch for $13.50, and a deep-fried fish platter for $14.95. Broiled, deep-fried or grilled haddock is $10.95. Stuffed broiled haddock is $13.95. Saturdays feature an 8ounce charbroiled rib-eye steak for $8.95 or a 16ounce porterhouse steak for $14.95. New to Sportsmen’s Chalet is the enclosed deck, perfect for gathering with friends, playing a game of beer pong or dining. Sportsmen’s now offers $15 fish bowls and 22 different flavors of Red Bull bomb shots. Try one of the 10 different flavors of rum buckets for $8. Beer buckets are $7.50.

Happy hour is offered Mondays through Fridays, and daily drink specials are featured from 3 to 5 p.m. Paddle shotz are also available on the enclosed deck. Sunday afternoons guests may get a drink from the outside bar. Join Sportsmen’s for their widely known chicken game, held at 3 p.m. The bar displays and sells some of the award-winning wood carvings by owner Gary Frank. Frank’s carvings include fish, miniature elk, moose, caribou, whitetailed deer and some birds. Sportsmen’s Chalet also is known for hosting many fundraisers. Join Sportsmen’s Saturday, Aug. 25, for the St. Germain Bo-Boen/ Lake Tomahawk Sno Fleas Pig Roast Fundraiser starting at 2 p.m. with food served at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10. Sportsmen’s Chalet will host the St. Germain Lions Club Meat and Gun Raffle Sunday, Oct. 7. The event begins at 1 p.m. with the gun drawing at 5:30 p.m. Located on the Wisconsin River, Sportsmen’s Chalet is off Highway 70 West, one block down on Old Highway 70 West on Dead Horse Bend. Stop by boat, car or snowmobile. Sportsmen’s serves food from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. and is closed Tuesdays. Sportsmen’s Chalet now accepts Visa and MasterCard. For more information, call (715) 479-8788.


Fri., Aug. 3 ★ Sat., Aug. 4 ★ Sun., Aug. 5 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Proceeds partially benefitting Special Olympics

Admission $5 ★ Under 14 Free Sunday 9 a.m. - noon ~ ADMISSION FREE

Reuland’s Conference Center on Hwy. 51

BAKE SALE by Special Olympics Information ★ (715) 588-3665

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Dave Rents Boats, LLC Pontoons, WaveRunners, Canoes & Kayaks


715-479-8960 John and Katie Hayes & Family

Visit us downtown Eagle River for all of your souvenir needs. WE HAVE A VERY LARGE SELECTION OF: • Moccasins & Sandals • Indian, Pirate, Daniel Boone? • Old Friends Slippers We can outfit you. • Peace Moccasins • NEW - Eagle River’s Exclusive • T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Shorts, Authorized Dealer of Old World Scarves, Purses Christmas • Large selection of Toy Guns Ornaments We hope you enjoy your stay in the Beautiful Northwoods 201 E. Wall St. Downtown Eagle River 715-479-4903 Visit us online at

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“THE FOUR SEASON RECREATIONAL PLAYGROUND” ATTRACTIONS 6 Camp 5 Museum Lumberjack Steam Train 2 Kart Way/Rocking W Stable CHAMBERS/INFORMATION BUREAUS 12 St. Germain Chamber/Information Bureau GOLF COURSES 23 Eagle River Golf Course 4 Lac Vieux Desert Casino Golf Course RESTAURANTS & TAVERNS 30 Chanticleer Inn

This map shows the approximate location of many services and entertainment places in Vilas and Oneida counties. The main highways as shown are accurate. All places listed on this map have placed a display advertisement elsewhere in this publication. You will find useful details about the places by referring to the various advertisements.


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Events set throughout North Woods The North Woods is recognized across the Midwest as a summer recreation paradise, offering boating, fishing, golfing, hiking, camping and water sports of all kinds, Besides the many recreational activities, most communities and nonprofit organizations in Vilas and Oneida counties plan family-oriented events for residents and vacationers alike during the summer months. The activities range from art, antique and quilt shows to summer festivals, powwows and fishing tournaments. Most of the events include fun for all ages, plus plenty of food and refreshments. The following list of summer activities was compiled by the Vilas County Advertising Department. See more detailed stories in this publication or the Vilas County News-Review as the event approaches, or check with local information bureaus for more details (dates and times are subject to change). July 27-29, Wood Boat Show, Minocqua — The 20th annual antique and classic wooden boat show will be held in downtown Minocqua. A boat parade is planned at 6:45 p.m. Friday. Phone (715) 800-6784. July 28, Blues Fest, St. Germain — The 14th annual Joe Bucher Blues Fest will be held at the park pavilion, with blues music and a Memphis-style barbecue beginning at 3 p.m. Proceeds go to Northland Pines Youth Football & Cheerleading programs. Phone (715) 891-0248. July 29, Auto Show, Conover — The Conover Fire Department/EMS will sponsor its 11th annual auto show and craft market at the town park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone (715) 4772036. Aug. 3-4, Antique Show, Eagle River — The Rotary Club will host its 52nd annual Antique Show at the Derby Track Expo Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone (715) 479-6592. Aug. 3-4, Relay For Life, Eagle River — The Northwoods Relay For Life will be held at the Northland Pines High School

There are many community events planned in August, including the Vilas County Fair Aug. 9-12. —STAFF PHOTO

track from 4 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday. Phone (715) 479-7724. Aug. 4, Pig Roast, Phelps — The Phelps Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual Firemen’s Picnic and Pig Roast at the fire hall starting at 1 p.m.

Phone (715) 545-3012. Aug. 4, Forest Fest, Eagle River — Trees For Tomorrow will host this day of activities showcasing forestry and natural resources. Phone (715) 4796456. Aug. 4, Doll Show,

Eagle River — The 34th annual Enchanted Doll Club Show and Sale will be held at Kalmar Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone (715) 479-7132. Aug. 4, Garage Sale, Land O’ Lakes — The Land O’ Lakes area will host its Communitywide Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with maps available at the chamber office. Phone (715) 547-3432. Aug. 5, Firemen’s Picnic, Three Lakes — The 55th annual Fireman’s Picnic will be held at Cy Williams Park starting at noon. There will be food and refreshments, games, raffles and entertainment. Phone (715) 546-3070. Aug. 9, Street Sale, Eagle River — The Eagle River Business Association will hold its annual Street Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone (715) 479- 7656. Aug. 9-12, Vilas County Fair, Eagle River — The annual event will be held at the fairgrounds featuring exhibits, midway rides,

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games, music, food and refreshments. Phone (715) 479-2057. Aug. 10-12, Musky Jamboree, Boulder Junction — The 56th annual Musky Jamboree will be held in downtown Boulder Junction from 9 a.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be an auto show, arts and crafts, food booths, casting contest, flea market and live entertainment. Phone (715) 385-2400. Aug. 11, Polish Boat Regatta, Sugar Camp — Pitlik’s Sand Beach Resort will have its 12th annual regatta starting at noon on Sand Lake on the Sugar Camp Chain of Lakes. Phone (715) 479-7488. Aug. 12, Art on Main, Three Lakes — The Three

Lakes Center of the Arts in the Northwoods will have its annual art show in downtown Three Lakes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with local artists displaying their work. Phone (715) 546-3500. Aug. 12, August Fest, Land O’ Lakes — The fest will be held at Hillside Resort from noon to 4 p.m. featuring crayfish gumbo, refreshments, children’s games, raffles and karaoke. All proceeds benefit the Lac Vieux Desert Association. Phone (715) 547-3432. Aug. 15, Paul Bunyan Fest, Eagle River — The fest will feature a craft show on Wall and Railroad streets, live music, roast beef sandwiches and chain-saw carving from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone (715) 479-6400.

Poking people in the Northwoods since 2010 . . . WALKING ART TATTOOS is a comfortable, welcoming, customer friendly shop ready to help you create your very own walking art in the form of a custom tattoo, a body piercing or a shop ready to create your very own henna tattoo.

Find us on Facebook! 308 Milwaukee St., Downtown Minocqua 715-356-2721 •


Friendship House Family Restaurant

After your round, stop in for your favorite drink or sandwich in our historic clubhouse.

Call 479-4211 or 1-800-830-0471 for Tee Times • Daily Fees • Golf Memberships Available • Golf Groups & Outings Welcome • Golf Club Rental Sets • Fully stocked Pro Shop • Pull & Power Carts

• Senior Menu • Kids’ Menu • Daily Specials OPEN DAILY 6 A.M. TO 10 P.M. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

GOLF CLUB Rick “Pepper” Freund, Golf Professional

3 miles east of Eagle River on Hwy. 70. Turn left on Rangeline Rd. & follow signs.

101 W. Wall St., Eagle River, Wis. • 715-479-1070

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Awesome Mini Golf!

• Pony Rides • Petting Zoo • Friendly Guided Trail Rides — 3-Mile Scenic Trail

✷ See & Hear the Action on Our Huge HDTV Plasma TVs & Surround Sound! ✷ Superb Sandwiches! ✷ Northwoods Gift Shop! ✷ Dine In or Outside on Our Patio! • Gift Shop • Ice-Cream Shop ✷ Best Homemade Pizza in • Par 3 Golf • Wilderness Mini Golf Northern Wisconsin! COUPON ✷ Serving Broasted Chicken 10% OFF TOTAL PURCHASE ✷ Golf the Area’s Only Par 3 Golf Course! IN GIFT SHOP ✷ Fun for the Entire Family! Offer good thru Oct. 1, 2012. ✷ Wilderness Miniature Golf Excludes sale items. ✷ Ice-Cream Shop Limit 1 coupon per person per visit.


Located on Pleasure Island Road next to Kart-Way 715-617-6779

Big Family Fun at Af for dable Prices OPEN EVERY DAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 10 P.M.


KART-WAY • 3 GREAT TRACKS! • Figure 8 Go-Cart Track • NASCAR Track Go-Carts • Slick Track Go-Carts • Bumper Boats • Little Falls Miniature Golf Course • Water Wars and more!

Family Sports Bar & Grill

715-479-4450 REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE Located on Pleasure Island Rd. off Hwy. 45 North (on the north side of Eagle River)


ALSO FOR THE LITTLE KIDS: • Miniature Bumper Boats • Pony Rides • Mini Car Track • Bounce House

Hwy. 70 West • St. Germain, WI 54558 Across from the St. Germain Golf Course

Par 3 is a Challenge!

(715) 542-4042


WISCONSIN RIVER CANOE TRIPS • Canoe/Kayak/Raft Trips • Canoe Instruction • Campground • Shower House • Deluxe Vacation Home • Complete Outfitting • Equipment Sales • Mountain Bike & Ski Trail (715) 547-3639

CW Business Office & Art Supply Store

Office & Art Supply Store

5230 Razorback Rd., Conover 13 miles north of Eagle River — Hwy. 45 North, west on Rummels, north on Razorback, follow signs

Providing for your outdoor recreational needs...

Eagle River’s well-stocked office supply store & more. We also have the largest selection of ink cartridges.

• • • •

Artist Supplies Children’s Crafts Adult Crafts Model Cars

Holiday & Birthday Gifts

Mon.-Fri. 8-5, Sat. 9-12:30 Uptown Eagle River • 708 E. Wall St. • 715.479.7656

Design / Build General Contractor Cabins, Homes, Additions, Remodels, Repairs

715-479-3132 P.O. Box 159 * 6221 Hwy. 70 East St. Germain, WI 54558

Personally Designed Homes As Unique As Their Owners Wisconsin’s Northwoods!

• Water Sport Rentals • Snowmobile Rentals • Piers, Docks, Lifts • Sporting Goods • Live Bait & Tackle • Boat Storage • Wis. Fishing & Hunting Licenses • Wis. Boat, Snowmobile & ATV Registrations • Sweatshirts/T-Shirts • Gift Shop • Marine & Snowmobile Accessories • BP Fuel

COME BY BOAT OR CAR • Waterfront Dining & Cocktail Lounge • Friday Night Fish Fry • Wednesday & Saturday – BEER GARDEN Slow-Roasted Prime Rib DAILY NOON -3 P.M. • Children’s Menu • Gift Certificates Available • Serving Daily from 5 p.m. – Full Menu PONTOON BOAT RENTALS

with a trip to Wisconsin’s beautiful North Woods!

And Much More!

Kim & Tom Christensen, Owners 430 Hwy. 70 • P.O. Box 399 • St. Germain, WI 54558 Phone: (715) 479-4930 • Fax: (715) 479-9519 Email:


1458 E. Dollar Lake Rd., 3 mi. east of Eagle River, Wis. off Hwy. 70


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Valid Aug. 7 & 8; Aug. 14 & 15; Aug. 21 & 22; Aug. 28 & 29 Call 715-479-8111 or 1-800-280-1477 ONLINE TEE TIMES AVAILABLE Hwy. 45 North, turn east on E. McKinley St.

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VILLA & LODGE FEATURES INCLUDE n 1,774 sq. ft. n Private deck n Own yard n 2-car garage n Solid maple 3-panel interior doors n Maple base and trim throughout n Maple Shaker-style cabinets with 42" uppers n Granite countertops n Stainless-steel under-mount kitchen sinks n Granite vanity tops with stainless-steel under-mount sinks n Sable bronze lighting fixtures n Knock-down textured ceilings n Ceramic tile floors in baths n Wood floors in kitchen, foyer and dining room (per plan) n Carpeted floors in living room, bedrooms and hallways (per plan) n 5-foot fiberglass tub with ceramic surround in guest baths (per plan) n 5-foot fiberglass jetted tub with ceramic surround in master baths (per plan) n Separate ceramic shower with glass door (per plan) n Gas fireplace with stone and wood mantel (per plan) n Separate ceramic shower with glass door (per plan)

n Two coats of flat latex paint n Stainless-steel appliances: glass-top electric range, microhood, refrigerator with ice & water in door, dishwasher, disposal ADD-ON OPTIONS: n Full basement n Loft n Fully furnished n 3-car garage

4 units left in North Lodge — (1) two-bedroom and (3) one-bedroom Now offering pre-construction sales in South Lodge Call for showings. Contact David Jensen (715) 848-8009 or contact your local real estate agent at


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Providingcare care Providing

forthe theentire entirefamily. family. for Land O’ Lakes 715.547.6118 4348 Hwy B

Rhinelander 715.361.5480 1630 N. Chippewa Drive

Three Lakes 715.546.2543 6951 Michigan St.

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611 Veterans Parkway

For more information on services available, or to schedule an appointment, contact the Aspirus Clinic in your community.

A Great Store for the Great Outdoors!

Active outdoor clothing and accessories for the entire family • Footwear • Jackets • Sportswear • Swimwear • Sunglasses • Boating Accessories • Three Lakes T-shirts



(715) 546-2333

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“THE FOUR SEASON RECREATIONAL PLAYGROUND” ATTRACTIONS 6 Camp 5 Museum Lumberjack Steam Train 2 Kart Way/Rocking W Stable CHAMBERS/INFORMATION BUREAUS 12 St. Germain Chamber/Information Bureau GOLF COURSES 23 Eagle River Golf Course 4 Lac Vieux Desert Casino Golf Course RESTAURANTS & TAVERNS 30 Chanticleer Inn

This map shows the approximate location of many services and entertainment places in Vilas and Oneida counties. The main highways as shown are accurate. All places listed on this map have placed a display advertisement elsewhere in this publication. You will find useful details about the places by referring to the various advertisements.


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CW Business offers supplies and services When it comes to business services and supplies, CW Business Office Supplies in Eagle River is a one-stop shopping destination. CW Business sells everything a company needs to go about its day-to-day business. From pens, folders and staples to the largest selection of ink cartridges in the North Woods, it’ll have what customers are looking for. CW Business carries cash registers, time clocks and office equipment. It also services and repairs printers, time clocks and copying machines. For the artist looking to

replenish the palette with fresh oil, acrylic and watercolor paints, the store carries a large inventory of art and craft supplies. CW Business also has many printing solutions. Whether one needs something typed, 100 flyers printed or copies of a cover letter, CW is there to assist in any way possible. For personal, knowledgeable service, visit CW Business Office Supplies store for all supply, repair and printing needs and more. CW Business Office Supplies is located at 708 E. Wall St. in Eagle River. Contact the store at (715) 479-7656 or

LOOKING FOR SUMMER FUN? LO O K N O F U R T H E R Visit our Open to the public daily


715-479-9124 715-479-9124 1919 1919 Hwy. Hwy. 45 45 N, N, Eagle River

Loon Saloon

Grandma’s Toy Box home to games, puzzles “It’s the first stop we make when we come to Eagle River,” said one visitor who’s been shopping at Grandma’s Toy Box since it opened four years ago. Why is Grandma’s Toy Box so popular? Owner Kathy Holperin attributes the store’s success to the offering of traditional and hard-to-find items. “I choose games, puzzles, toys and stuffed animals for their educational value and appeal, not only to children but to adults as well,” explained Holperin. “As a result, many say that my products are a big hit with families. And my customers’ suggestions have helped me expand over the past four years.” Outdoor items such as pogo sticks, stilts, riding toys and scooters are popular in summer. Water toys featured are the ball that bounces on water, the flying disc that sails across the beach and water shooters that boaters can use to ambush other boaters. For rainy days and evenings with family and friends, the store’s game department can please visitors and year-round residents alike. “Some of our new offerings this year include Telestrations, Stratego, Quelf, Electronic Catch Phrase and Beat the Parents,” said Holperin, “These and other new games are added when customers request them. We also specialize in games which are

Grandma’s Toy Box owner Kathy Holperin said the store is filled with everything from

great for rides to and from the North Woods.” Many games and novelty toys are available for customers to try out, a reason why a visit to Grandma’s Toy Box can be an enjoyable and memorable experience in itself. Customers remember trying out the Jack-in-theBox, pulling the mice out of the stretchy cheese, balancing the eagle on their finger, and trying to solve the giant Rush Hour game challenges. One of the most interesting sections at Grand-

games and toys to puzzles and puppets. The store is located in downtown Eagle River.

ma’s Toy Box is the rock department. Rock hounds of all ages are delighted to find rough and polished amethyst, petrified wood, agates and geodes which they can crack themselves to find amazing crystals. The true geologist is thrilled to find rare datolite, peridot, Michigan copper, rough Montana agate and much more. Puppets are a wonderful way to encourage children to share their feelings. The selection of puppets found at Grandma’s Toy Box is



HOMEMADE PUB FOOD *Burgers  *Pizza  *Broasted Chicken *Roast Beef *Shrimp *Salads HAPPY HOUR



$ 00

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The Eagle River Rotary Club presents the 52nd Annual



Eagle River Antique Show and Sale


The longest running antique show in the Northwoods!

Beer-battered haddock loin with homemade potato pancakes or french fries, coleslaw & rye bread

7326 Hwy. 45 North, Three Lakes





considerable. Visitors may find adorable North Woods animal puppets such as baby bears, a wolf in sheep’s clothing, frogs, raccoons, skunks and rabbits. New this season are Sesame Street puppets and dolls. Children can share stories with Snuffleupagus, Abby Cadabby and, of course, Grover, Bert and Ernie. Open seven days a week, Grandma’s Toy Box is located across from the Vilas Cinema 5. Visitors will be suprised to see such variety in a specialty store. And a toy or game from Grandma’s Toy Box can make one the hit of any party! Call (715) 477-2227 for more information. Customers can also visit Grandma’s Toy Box online at

Food area provided by the Northern Access Special Olympics


Friday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free Parking


Featuring professional antique dealers from the Northern Wisconsin Antique Dealers Association and Guests

Eagle River Derby Track Exposition Hall, Hwy. 45 North

with a trip to Wisconsin’s beautiful North Woods!

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CornerStone fulfills customers’ visions CornerStone Custom Builders Inc. has recently completed its 22nd year supplying custom-built homes varying in style, size and function to fulfill its customers’ visions throughout the North Woods. “We always have prided ourselves on being an innovative business able to adjust to the current trends and desires of our clients,” stated Glenn Schiffmann, president of CornerStone. The most recent trend in the local market, as well as nationally, has been a push to scale back the overall square footage in homes, provide more durable finishes, and utilize greener building products and practices. This summer CornerStone released the CornerStone Cottage Series, a plan booklet dedicated to seven of CornerStone’s most popular cottage floor plans all sharing the same price point of $150,000. Each cottage can be finished turnkey on a lot for this price, or customers can meet individual needs by adding a loft, screen porch, walkout basement or attached garage. “You may find this booklet to be a valuable resource or tool to inspire your ideas as there are no restrictions to the flexibility we can offer in this series, ” confirmed David Cox, vice president of operations. The traditional back-

bone of CornerStone’s business is the custom-built single-family home. “We are uniquely equipped to build the home that matches your lifestyle. Our homes are custom built with unlimited available options,” noted Bruce Stefonek, project manager at the Rhinelander office. “To assist in your design decisions, you are invited to tour one of our eight model homes to spark ideas and generate questions as you start your home-building journey,” offered Jeremy Oberlander, project manager located in Eagle River. “Our model homes are a great tool to use when sitting down in the planning stages. The ability to see a vaulted ceiling, the size of potential room or kitchen layout is invaluable,” stated Eric Klein, project manager at the Minocqua office. CornerStone’s originality allows clients to build from their own home plans or sit down with a talented designer and bring a sketch to reality. “Many of the homes we have built are a mixture of several home plans or a combination of our model home floor plans. We have many options to get you started,” stated Darren Rubo, project manager at the Eagle River office. In keeping the tradition of being a leader in the northern Wisconsin building circles and giving their customers even more op-

tions, CornerStone built their newest model home, the “GreenStone,” a greencertified home at their Minocqua location. More and more clients are requesting a larger percentage of green building materials and products which offer additional energy-saving efficiencies in their new homes. The GreenStone features a totally different look and material selection from the other CornerStone model homes presently displayed. CornerStone has been building “green” for many years and felt it was time to provide their customers with the option to certify their CornerStone home at little or no additional cost. “While some of these products add costs on the front end of the project, the goal is to recapture this initial investment with energy savings over time while being sensitive to the demand placed on our natural resources and the North Woods environment,” stated Steve Schmutzer, project manager in the Minocqua office. To learn more, you are invited to visit with one of the project managers at any of CornerStones’ three locations. The welcome mat is always out for your visit to any of CornerStones’ eight unique model homes. Every location is staffed with a project manager who willbe

The GreenStone, a green-certified CornerStone home, features green building materi-

responsible for the construction process from start to finish. The models are available for viewing in Eagle River at the intersection of highways 45, 17, 70 and 32,

als and products which offer additional energy-saving efficiencies.

in Minocqua three miles south of the bridge on Highway 51 and in Rhinelander at the intersection of highways 47 and K. If your time is limited and you wish to speak to a

project manager, call ahead for an appointment. Contact the Eagle River office at (715) 479-0001, the Rhinelander office at (715) 362-7888 or the Minocqua office at (715) 356-0001.

May 13 to Oct. 17 (every other Wed.) — CLASSIC CAR CRUISE-INS, 5-8 p.m. Eagle River Dairy Queen Thursday, June 21 - Aug. 23 — STREET DANCES, Main St. & Wall St. Thursday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. — STREET SALE, downtown Eagle River PIG & CORN ROAST, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Aug. 25 & 26, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. — FESTIVAL OF FLAVORS, Riverview Park

1758 Superior Street • Three Lakes • 715-546-8285 •

Fun and Treats Served Daily 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.! 28+ Flavors Ice Cream • Fudge • Candies • Toys & Gifts Ask about our custom-made ice-cream cakes & pies!

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St. Germain — A premier destination St. Germain serves visitors and area residents as a premier destination. One might even say the community is “Home of the Authentic Northwoods Experience.” St. Germain offers a host of natural resources, recreational opportunities, dining, lodging and shopping for all seasons. The area’s dense forests are marked by trails of all types, making way for hikers, bikers, snowmobilers, skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts. For a safe and scenic bike ride, try out the 12 miles of paved trail on the St. Germain Bike and Hike Trail. Parking is available behind the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce. This trail is part of the Heart of Vilas Bike Trail and connects the communities of St. Germain, Sayner

and Boulder Junction for almost 27 miles of paved trail riding. Just north of town on Highway 155, the Fern Ridge Trail offers hikers a variety of wildflowers, trees and nonflowering plants, making the trail beautiful during all seasons. The trail is only three-quarters of a mile, but has lots of challenging terrain. Three hiking loops of varied length provide pleasure walking on the Awassa Nature Preserve and Hiking Trail on the west edge of St. Germain. In addition, a halfmile nature trail with a printed interpretive guide is accessible to all, including wheelchair users. The Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club, the largest and one of the most active in the state, has built and maintains more than 100 miles of trails in the St. Germain area. Snowmobile rentals are available within the community.

St. Germain also is home to the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame, where visitors can learn about the history of snowmobile development and racing. Many different snowmobiles from early models to championship sleds are on display. The year-round fishing on dozens of lakes in the St. Germain area is said to be legendary. Vilas County is dotted with more than 1,300 lakes and plenty of streams and rivers. St. Germain offers fishing for everything from crappies to trophy muskies. Canoeing, kayaking and boating opportunities beckon visitors to St. Germain’s many lakes and streams, including the St. Germain River and the Wisconsin River. There are many activities that visitors can take part in while visiting St. Germain. The St. Germain Golf Club, rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest, is challenging and

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fun. The 18-hole public golf course boasts woods and water. There also are a variety of mini golf courses, gocart tracks and horseback riding facilities close to town. When visitors are done enjoying the outdoors, there are plenty of things to see and do in the St. Germain area, including many community events and festivals throughout the year. A flea market is held every Monday through Labor Day from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the community park. Bingo is held every Monday at the community center through August. There is a Farmers Market held every Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the pavilion just west of the chamber of commerce along Highway 70. The Farmers Market runs through Aug. 31. The eighth annual Pig in the Pines Ribfest will be Aug. 2-4. This fun-filled event features award-winning ribs, live music every day, family attractions and an all-around good time.

The Summer’s End Run and Paddle is Sept. 8 and Colorama is Sept. 22. More information on St. Germain’s lodging, attractions, trails and events can be obtained at the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce, located at the corner

of highways 70 and 155 in St. Germain. Look for the big muskie and the statue of Chief St. Germaine. Those interested in learning more can call (715) 477-2205, email or visit the website at

Eighth annual Rib Fest set Thursday to Saturday The eighth annual Pig in the Pines Rib Fest will be held Thursday to Saturday, Aug. 2-4, from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at St. Germain Community Park, located at highways 70 and 155 in St. Germain. Award-winning rib vendors Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ, Mojo’s, Pigfoot, Pigtails Barbeque and Texas Outlaws will cook ribs every day. Live entertainment will

include The Dweebs, PennyMaeDixon Band and The Ides of March. Rides will be provided by Great Lakes Climbing. Other food vendors will include Cabin Time Kettle Corn, C.O.W. Curds of Wisconsin, D&J Tasty Treats and WaffleWorld. For more information, phone the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce at (715) 477-2205.

Wisconsin’s North Woods


Sun. • 1/2 Broasted Chicken .... 8 • 1/2 Rack BBQ Ribs & $ 50 1/4 Broasted Chicken 14 $ 95 Mon. • 2 Walleye Fillets.......... 14 ¢ • Chicken Wings ........35 Ea. $ 50 • Spaghetti, all you can eat.... 9 $ 00 Wed. • 1/3-lb. Hamburger.......... 2 $ 95 Thurs. • 2 Pork Chops................. 9 $ 25 • Tacos, build your own .......... 1 Fri. • Alaskan Whitefish, Perch, $ 95 Walleye, Haddock.. 5 & Up Sat. • 8-oz. Charbroiled $ 95 Rib Eye .......................... 8 $ 95 • 16-oz. Porterhouse ..... 14 Carryouts on Regular Menu Only $ 95

on Dead Horse Bend Halfway between St. Germain & Eagle River on Old Hwy. 70 W

NIGHTLY & DAILY SPECIALS Large Lunch & Dinner Menu Plus Kids’ Specials Serving 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Closed Tues.

715-479-8788 For Sale: Fine Wood Carvings – Freshwater Fish & Wildlife

Enjoy dining on our new enclosed deck. Sunday afternoons get a drink from our outside bar. Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 3-5 p.m. CHECK OUT OUR DAILY DRINK SPECIALS

Featuring Original Art by Northern Artists Paintings • Sculpture• Photography Pottery•Wood • Fiber •Jewelry

OPEN Mon., Tues.,Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-5 Sun. 11-3, Closed Wed. 446C Hwy 70 Downtown, St Germain 715 477-0003

Awarded “Restaurant of the Month” by Discover Wisconsin

Home of the “World’s Best Pancakes” Come visit our newly remodeled restaurant. Hours: 6 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Sun. 6 a.m. - noon (breakfast only) Closed Tuesdays 426 Hwy. 70, St. Germain, Wis. 715-479-8737

Wed., Aug. 1, 2012


Find delicious traditions, family dining at Big Rob’s Loose Moose Pub & Grill Formerly Tia Juana Supper Club, Big Rob’s Loose Moose Pub & Grill in Land O’ Lakes has expanded in the last nine years to serve delicious North Woods favorites to diners in a family atmosphere. Owner Rob “Big Rob” Andersen prides himself on having a family-friendly restaurant. “It’s a family restaurant and a supper club — a little bit of everything,” said Big Rob. The interior of the restaurant has been brightened by the addition of large windows, according to Andersen. The restaurant has two dining rooms. The parking lot also has been enlarged. But even with a new look, Loose Moose continues to serve favorites like barbecued ribs — formerly the house specialty at Tia Juana. Diners can choose from chewy or fall-off-thebone ribs, which are lightly smoked and seasoned with Big Rob’s own sauce. Few restaurants offer an all-you-can-eat fish fry every night, but Loose Moose is an exception. The nightly fish fry includes soup or salad, choice of potato and rye bread, along with baked beans and coleslaw. The restaurant also offers an all-you-caneat shrimp boil. Potato choices include Moose fries, Boston wedges, baked potato or garlic mashed; vegetables or rice also are offered. Diners can choose walleye, panfish or poor man’s lobster as their entrée of choice. All are served with soup and salad, and choice of potato. Also available is roast duck on a bed of rice pilaf served with Rose’s black cherry and burgundy sauce. This entrée comes with soup and salad. Loose Moose offers a large array of deluxe sandwiches and appetizing basket meals, such as the barbecued pulled-pork sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, black angus hamburgers, coconut shrimp, deluxe butterfly shrimp, chicken strips


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OPEN DAILY MAY 15 - OCTOBER 11 A.M. TO 6 P.M. E.S.T. We carry a full line of antiques & collectibles. Over 10,000 items with American art pottery as our specialty. Items include vintage tools, lanterns, bottles and glass. Some primitives, old skis and furniture. Our merchandise is clean, clearly priced and identified. No reproductions.

20% Sale Storewide ON MOST ITEMS

Drive 15 miles north of Watersmeet on U.S. 45 to Himanka Hill Rd. Turn east. We are 1 mile off the highway. WELL WORTH THE DRIVE

E-mail: 14218 Himanka Hill Rd., Bruce Crossing, MI 49912 906-827-3933

Big Rob's Loose Moose Pub and Grill in Land O' Lakes offers an all-you-can-eat fish fry every night, including soup or salad, a

and reubens. All come with coleslaw, baked beans and choice of potato. For those with a hearty appetite, try Loose Moose’s all-you-can-eat meals or moose-cut meals. Diners looking for prime rib Saturdays can choose between a 16-ounce cut or 24ounce moose cut of savory prime rib, served with choice of potato, soup and salad. Loose Moose also offers a 16-ounce or 24-ounce moose-cut rib eye, along with its recent addition of an 8-ounce portion of filet. All are served with choice of potato, soup and salad. A great array of appetizers and desserts for two are available, as well as a selection of vegetarian meals. Loose Moose also offers a children’s menu which includes child-pleasing meals for children younger than 10. It includes chicken strips, hot dogs, fish fry and hamburgers. These meals include Moose fries, a children’s drink and pudding. Also added to the children’s menu are macaroni and cheese and a personalsize cheese pizza. Both include applesauce, a drink and pudding. Loose Moose has a full bar and an impressive wine collection. On tap are 10 domestic and import beers to choose from, including

choice of potato, rye bread, baked beans and coleslaw. New visitors can watch for the giant moose outside the pub.

Hacker-Pschorr. Patrons of all ages can enjoy the arcade room across from the bar and can view Big Rob’s collection of mounted animals in the dining room adjacent to the bar, which includes a bear, a moose head and an albino deer. Loose Moose has served food since July 2002 and Big Rob also owns Hillside Resort on Lac Vieux Desert, which includes a full resort and restaurant, for the last 26 seasons. Located on the corner of highways 45 and E in Land O’ Lakes, Loose Moose bar is open daily at 4 p.m. Din-

ner is served at 5 p.m. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted. Loose Moose also accepts reservations for large groups. Reservations for parties, meetings and other special occasions with more than 20 people can be made for mornings, afternoons and even days Rob’s Loose Moose is closed. For more information or to reserve a table, call (715) 547-8500 after 4 p.m.

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48,000 pieces of history Hwy. 155, Sayner, Wis. • (715) 542-3388 *Antique snowmobiles & 1st snowmobile *Fishing Guides, Boats & Tackle *Antique Musical Instruments *Animals and Birds from Around the World *Gift Shop

*Doll Collection *Outboard Motors *Indian & Military Displays *Historic Library — photos, books, news clippings, Photo copies available

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. Admission $3 ages 10 and up

DOG DAY CARE and Dog Training

Northern Wisconsin Canine Center 1100 Hwy. 45 S. 715-479-4900 Eagle River

Bucktale Inn “Where Good Friends Meet!”

Open Tues.-Sat. at 4 p.m. Serving 4:30 p.m.

BEST EVER BBQ RIBS OVER 3 TONS SOLD Saturdays “ROAD KILL” 5-7 p.m. $11.95 DINNER MENU • NIGHTLY SPECIALS • Sandwiches • Pizza • Seafood • Charbroiled Fish & Steak Nightly





Rev. Mary Anne Biggs, Pastor Sunday Worship 7:30 & 10 a.m. Contemporary Service 2nd Sundays, 9 a.m. First & Division St., Eagle River 715-479-8501

WORSHIP TIMES Sat. 7 p.m. & Sun. 7:30 and 10 a.m. Memorial Day thru Labor Day Rev. William J. Trosien 223 Silver Lake Rd., Eagle River

SHEPHERD of the LAKES LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA Welcomes you to our worship services:



A member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

Proclaiming The Living Word 9:45 a.m. Sunday School — all ages 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship Service 7:00 p.m. Bible Study Wed. 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting “Hour of Power” Dave Johnson — Pastor Second & Division St., Eagle River 715-479-4986 & 715-479-4759




“Jesus still teaches by the water” 3675 Church Rd., Conover Sunday Worship Service 9 a.m. Holy Communion at every service. Coffee & lunch fellowship follows worship service. Rev. John Kuziej, Pastor Phone: 715-479-4966

“Pursuing His Presence”

Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. Holy Communion at every service 2903 State Hwy. 155 Sayner, WI 54560


SERVICE TIMES Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Sunday Eve 5 p.m. Wednesday Eve Bible Study & Youth Mtg. 7 p.m. 1016 Hwy. 45 South, Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-7870

ERAN MISSOURI S LUTH6948 YNO E. School St. ACE D R P.O. Box 216 G Three Lakes, WI 54562 2 blocks south of the “Black Forest”

Rev. Allen Montgomery Saturday Worship 4 p.m. Grace 715-546-2262 • Home 715-362-7605


ST. PETER THE FISHERMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 5001 County Hwy. G, Eagle River 715-479-8704 Hwy. 45 North to Cty. Hwy. G, 1 Mile West

Saturday Mass: 4 p.m. Sunday Masses: 8 & 10 a.m.

Sunday Worship - 9:30 a.m. (Children’s Church & Nursery Provided)

Wednesday Bible Study - 7 p.m. Youth - 7 p.m. 210 Capich Dr., Eagle River 715-477-2080

PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA 5030 Hwy. 70 West, Eagle River Sunday Worship with Holy Communion at 9 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study - 9 a.m.

A/C & Wheelchair Accessible Rev. Lloyd Leo Luedeman 715-479-9263


9035 Hwy. H

(2 miles on Hwy. 70 west of Eagle River)


Rentals: Sea-Doo PWC, Pontoons, Fishing Boats, Trailers




4351 Hwy. B, Land O’ Lakes 715-547-3558

4494 Town Hall Rd., Phelps

Saturday: 5 p.m. Mass

Saturday: 6:30 p.m. Liturgy of the Word with Communion Service

Sunday: 10 a.m. Mass

Sunday: 8 a.m. Mass

UNION CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Phone 715-546-2169 Hwy. 45 & Forest St., Three Lakes, WI 54562 AIR-CONDITIONED

Worship: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Gary Gilbert, Pastor

More Choices for Fun & Adventure! 1651 Hwy. 45 N, Eagle River




2216 Hwy. 17N, Phelps 715-479-8307 Worship 9:15 a.m. – Sunday

Land O’ Lakes Fire Hall, Hwy. B 715-479-8307 Worship 11 a.m. – Sunday

Rev. Philip Gieschen Rev. Joshua Odell

Memorial Day thru Labor Day Rev. Philip Gieschen Rev. Joshua Odell

WORSHIP SERVICES Children’s nursery provided Senior Pastor, Joshua Reese Associate Pastor, Dan Shields Website: E-mail: 6065 Hwy. 70, St. Germain

Church 715-479-2173


St. Mary of the Snows Anglican Church 120 Silver Lake Rd., Eagle River Family Worship & Healing Service - Wed. 5 p.m. Family Worship Sunday - 10 a.m. Jim Fosdick, Pastor


A friendly place to gather for worship 9:30 Sunday Morning North 1⁄4 Mile on Hwy. 155 from intersection of Hwys. 70 & 155 in St. Germain 715-542-3114 715-479-8921

Rev. Dan Borchers, Pastor




Land O’ Lakes

A warm, safe place to learn about Jesus Christ


Just north of County B on U.S. 45

DIVINE SERVICE Sun. 9:30 a.m. Office (906) 544-2259

437 W. Division St., Eagle River


Pastor Gary Albert

Sunday Worship Service - 9 a.m. with Children’s Church and staffed nursery year-round Sunday School Classes for all ages 10:30 a.m., Sept.-May Pastors Brian Thorstad and Eli Shackelford 1614 Hwy. 32, Three Lakes – 715-546-2000 –

Sunday Mass: 11 a.m. 10315 Main St., Boulder Junction

ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH Saturday Mass 4 p.m. & Sunday Mass 9 a.m. 8705 Hwy. N, Sayner

ST. RITA CATHOLIC CHURCH Saturday Mass 4 p.m. & Sunday Mass 10 a.m. 2360 Lake St., Presque Isle


This church directory will run each week in Vacation Week. If you would like information about having your church added to the list, please stop in at the News-Review or call (715) 479-4421.

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Challenging golf course found at Big Sand Lake Overlooking Smoky Lake, Big Sand Lake Golf Course in Phelps is one of the oldest golf courses in northern Wisconsin. According to superintendent Jim Burton, it’s one of the most peaceful, yet challenging courses in the area. Big Sand Lake Golf Course was founded in 1928 by the Eagle River Fish and Game Club. The clubhouse building was originally a horse barn, donated to the golf club by Charles V. Barrett Sr. in 1930. The barn was moved

to its current location and remodeled. Today, the course is cared for by Burton, who has managed the course for many years. The course is relatively flat and has no water, but according to golf course staff, it is far from easy. Sand traps, small greens, hole positions, doglegs and trees make the course challenging enough to keep players of all abilities on top of their game. Vacationers and local residents from the sur-

rounding communities of Eagle River, Land O’ Lakes and Iron River, Mich., come to test their skills at Big Sand Lake. To traverse this 3,085yard, par-36 course, golf carts and pull carts are available for rent. Rates are $2.50 for pull carts and $15 for motor carts. Quality clubs also may be rented. Snacks, soda and beer are offered to golfers in the clubhouse. The course is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. No tee times are required.

Nine holes cost $15 on weekdays and $18 Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Twilight rates are featured after 4:30 every day. Twilight golf is $11 weekdays and $14 Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are all accepted. Big Sand Lake Golf Course is located seven miles east of Phelps on Big Sand Lake Club Road off of Highway 17. Call (715) 545-2484 for more information.

Rodeo slated Aug. 3-5 in Iron River, Mich. The 45th annual U.P. Championship Rodeo will ride into Iron River, Mich., from Friday to Sunday, Aug. 3-5, with a Rodeo Daze weekend. Rodeo Daze, sponsored by NorthStar Health System and Bellin Health, includes the traditional fare of rodeo activities that have become a summer tradition in Iron County. Events will include the Downtown Market Daze, Wild West Parade, Miss

U.P. Rodeo, rodeo vittles, Art Round-Up, street dance downtown and more. Activities will get under way Friday with the Market Daze Celebration in downtown Iron River from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The annual Art RoundUp will take place at the Windsor Center on U.S. Highway 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At 11 a.m., the Miss U.P. Rodeo extemporaneous questions event is planned

for downtown during Market Daze. At 2 p.m., the Miss U.P. Rodeo pageant speeches and modeling event is planned at the Iron County Fairgrounds’ Rotunda building. The third annual rodeo concert will be held at the fairgrounds grandstand. Clay Walker will headline the show along with Jason Jones. Local favorites Next Myle and Jessie McPher-



(906) 544-2040 1702 Hwy. 45 North, Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 •

Buy Where You Ride! 2012 models in stock & new 2011s priced to sell




BIG SAND LAKE GOLF COURSE 9 holes – par 36 – 3,085 yds.

“No tee times needed.” Now accepting Visa, MasterCard & Discover!

Mon. Italian Beef w/fries .............$5.00 Wed. Any Thin-Crust Pizza 12" ........................................ 10.00 $ 16"....................................... 15.00 $

Thurs. Wings, Ribs, Shrimp Fri. Fish Fry (Cod) ..starting at $6.00 Sat. Garlic Bleu Mushroom Burger 1/3-lb. .................................... 6.75 $ 1/2-lb. ................................... 7.75 $

Sun. Beef or Fish Tacos

w/taco bar.............................$6.00


FULL MENU & NIGHTLY SPECIALS Fri. Hwy. 45 North, Land O’ Lakes 715-547-3344

Poor Man’s Lobster, Fish Fry Sat. Prime Rib Sun. Broasted Chicken





4800 Old Hwy. 45 • Conover, WI 54519

Over 150 Boutique Wines

Big Sand Lake Club Road, Phelps Located 7 mi. east of Phelps on Hwy. 17

Red Man Supper Club

son will kick off the evening of country music. Tickets for the concert are $24 in advance or $34 at the gate. Saturday’s Rodeo activities begin with the Miss U.P. Rodeo horsemanship competition at 8 a.m. Attendees also can stop by the Iron River Senior Citizens Center from 8 to 11:30 a.m. for a pancake breakfast with all the trimmings.




Hours: Bar 4 p.m. • Dinners 5 p.m. Tues. - Sat.

CORNER HWY. 45 NORTH & E, LAND O’ LAKES, WIS. 715-547-8500

Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner Handcrafted Pizzas, Paninis, Salads & Much More

Over 130 Craft Beers Mix & Match 6-Packs

GREAT FOOD & A WHOLE LOT MORE! 7 Miles West of Land O’ Lakes on Cty. Rd. B, Land O’ Lakes, Wis.

(715) 547-8222

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PRIME CHOICE MEAT MARKET 715-479-4456 Your Hometown “Old-Fashioned” Butcher Shop

Featuring our own homemade sausage products & smoked specialties, premium quality seafood and USDA “Prime” and “Top Choice” quality steaks cut to order the way you like! Plus, 100% grass-fed beef and “Certified Organic” chickens. Check out our weekly specials all summer long! Every order is a special order! STORE HOURS Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

1144 Hwy. 45 South, Eagle River FUN IS OUR GAME

4090 HWY. 70, EAGLE RIVER Across from Hockey Arena

Lunch & Dinner Daily 11 A.M. TO 11 P.M.

Carryouts Available! Huge game room, largest selection of TVs in the Northwoods. Can accommodate large parties. Appetizers • Salads • Sandwiches Wraps • Pizzas • Kids’ Menu Friday Fish Fry


Guided Fishing Trips



Eagle River - Conover area



Phelps - Land O’ Lakes area


If the aroma of chocolate is not enough to draw those wandering the streets of downtown Eagle River into Tremblay’s Sweet Shop, the sight of workers forming piles of fudge into neat loaves often is. Candy lovers of all ages have headed to Tremblay’s for more than 30 years. Originally Zimpelmann’s Soda Fountain, Tremblay’s offers a variety of treats made right in the store. In addition to the store in Eagle River, there is a Tremblay’s in Stillwater, Minn., along with the original store in Hayward. Those passing by can see fudge and peanut brittle being made through the large windows at the front of the store. Employees are often stirring large pots for a curious and hungry audience. Although Tremblay’s specialty is fudge, the sweet shop has many kinds of chocolate treats, including turtles, hand-dipped chocolates and chocolate clusters. Fudge balls are made in chocolate, coconut, peanut butter, maple and vanilla flavors. Tremblay’s currently offers 14 different flavors of fudge, including dark chocolate. The store offers a wide selection of candies. Many flavors of saltwater taffy and cashew and peanut brittle are popular favorites, in addition to three different fla-

Peanut butter fudge is just one of many delicious, sweet treats made fresh by confection-

vors of almond bark. Sugar-free candy also is available, including sugarfree clusters of pecans, cashews, almonds, peanuts and raisins with vanilla or milk chocolate. Tremblay’s reputation

ers at Tremblay’s in downtown Eagle River. Visitors can watch as candy is made.

continues to reach new customers. The shop has been featured in Midwest Living magazine. For customers’ convenience, or to send fudge as a gift, Tremblay’s can ship an order anywhere in the Unit-

ed States. The Eagle River store is located at 119 Wall St. Regular store hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. More information is available by calling (715) 479-8488 or toll free at 1(800) 40-FUDGE.


Eagle River - Phelps area


Homemade fudge created at Tremblay’s Sweet Shop


Three Lakes area

MUSKIE, NORTHERN, WALLEYE, BASS, TROUT & PANFISH *Family-friendly guides Ask about group rates & family specials.

CALL NOW TO BOOK YOUR TRIP. Most major credit cards accepted.

Annual doll show set in Eagle River The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will pre-sent its 34th annual Doll Show and Sale Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kalmar Community Center on Highway 45 North in Eagle River. This show is the only doll show in the North Woods. Dealers from Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan will have a wide variety of antique, vintage and modern dolls and doll accessories for

sale. Antique buggies and doll clothing will be sold. A representative from Oldenburg and Co. LLC will sell at the show. Maryanne Oldenburg is from Winneconne. Her line of dolls called Willow’s Way Playmates will be on sale as well as patterns and accessories for her dolls. A doll appraiser will be available with a paid admission. Dolls will be appraised for $2 per item.

Yvonne and Jerome Clevette, doll doctors from Ashland, also will be available for consultations with a paid admission. The new American Girl doll, Marie-Grace; an 8-inch Madame Alexander doll; and a three-faced doll created by Cynthia Thomas of Eagle River will all be given away at the end of the show. Hourly door prizes will be awarded. Proceeds from the show

are used for donations to Olson Memorial Library and local food pantries. Admission to the show is $4 for adults. Children younger than 12 will be admitted free. Refreshments will be for sale. For more information about the Doll Show and Sale, contact Chairwoman Judy Wainwright at (715) 479-7132 or Enchanted Doll Club President Arlene Vlies at (715) 487-5466.

Wed., Aug. 1, 2012


Shady Gardens


Visit & enjoy the garden walk Hours: Wed.-Sat. 9-4; Sun. Noon-4


AREA ORIENTATION MAP Located off Co. 424 to Young’s Lane on beautiful Chicagon Lake

P.O. Box 457 Iron River, MI 49935 906-265-3401

Distinctive Gifts Plus a large selection of sweatshirts & T-shirts

10-Year Anniversary

• Wind Chimes • Framed Artwork • Decorative Flags • Candles • Teapots • Tervis Tumblers • Caps • Note Cards • Kitchen Towels • Children’s Toys, Puzzles, Books • 1/2 Price Items • “GelGems”® Window Clings • Fairies

Golf Season: 7 days a week, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. (7 a.m. weekends & holidays)

Get Out of Town

Also enjoy swimming and lounging in our beautiful clubhouse along with your favorite beverage.

Fountain Blu

3627 Deerskin Rd. Eagle River (715) 479-9300

10% OFF Old Prices Every Day ~ All Year


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STOP IN — BROWSE — ENJOY! 113 E. Wall St., Eagle River


Woods & Water Available 24/7 BOOK YOUR TEE TIMES ONLINE om

Grandma’s Toy Box

18-Hole Championship Golf Course Rated by Golf Digest ★★★★ Stars



“A gem off the beaten path”


Serving Fri., Sat. & Sun. only


Enjoy golfing on one of the longest courses in Michigan, approximately 7,100 yards. Tee times are required until 4 p.m. Open 8 a.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. on weekends & holidays. Daily fee $49* for all day. DRIVING RANGE AVAILABLE





*Additional fee per 18 holes.

✴ Wolf Track Nature Trail Free Interpretive Walk with Nature

✴ Indoor Pool, Sauna & Hot Tub

Lunches from 11:30 a.m. Dinners from 5 p.m. • FULL MENU PLUS SPECIALS include: salad bar (except Fridays) Children’s menu available. Bar Open Mon.-Thurs. at 4 p.m. Serving Homemade Pizza at the Bar or To Go • CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA Outstanding Fish & Animal Mounts DAILY SPECIALS Fri. - FISH & CHICKEN, all-you-can-eat Includes soup, coleslaw & potato


POOR MAN’S LOBSTER Sat. - PRIME RIB, generous thick cut Sun. - CHICKEN, all-you-can-eat Includes soup, salad bar & potato East of Hwy. 45 off County E 2474 S. Shore Rd., Phelps, Wis. 715-547-3646





906-358-8888 • Fax 906-358-8889 N4705 Hwy. 45, located on the LL trail P.O. Box 668, Watersmeet, MI

Toys! Toys! Toys! Downtown Eagle River 715-477-2227

FAMILY FUN FOR RENT VX 110 Deluxe 4-Stroke - 3 Seater PARTY PONTOONS Delivery Available

Paul’s Rent-All RENTAL, LLC 186 Hwy. 70, St. Germain, Wis. e-mail: OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 715-479-5841


with a trip to Wisconsin’s beautiful North Woods!

Pine Point Riding Stables LLC OPEN 9-5 DAILY 41/2 miles north of Eagle River on Hwy. 45 WATCH FOR SIGNS




00 OFF

FOR EACH MEMBER IN YOUR GROUP Improved longer trail

(715) 479-4394

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You’ll find it all at Nelson’s



Propane cylinders filled while you wait. ALL SIZES


Make your next stop at

Nelson’s 606 E. Wall St., Eagle River

• Easy to Find • Professional Service • Free Parking


“Your Northwoods Corner Drugstores” LOCALLY OWNED AND MANAGED

OUR SUMMER STORE HOURS Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Specialists In All Your Health-Care Needs • State-of-the-Art Technology • Fast, Personal Service • Most Insurance Accepted • Cards • Gifts • Health & Beauty Aids 3 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS

Ride the 1916 Lumberjack Steam Train




715-479-7608 252 Hwy. 70, St. Germain

715-479-4282 123 E. Wall St., Eagle River

715-547-3788 4348 Hwy. B, Land O’ Lakes

622 E. Wall St. Now Eagle River, Wis. carrying Right next to Nelson’s Ace Hardware standup paddleboards

2012 Season June 21 to Aug. 25 TRAIN: 11 a.m., noon, 1 & 2 p.m. Closed Sundays

Special Events COWBOY RE-ENACTMENT – July 14, Oct. 6 TIMBERWORKS LUMBERJACK SHOW – July 28 FALL FESTIVAL – Sept. 22 & 29 & Oct. 6

Logging Museum, Country Store, Forest Tours, Farm Corral… OPEN RAIN OR SHINE Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

5068 Hwy. 8 & 32, Laona, Wis.

(715) 674-3414

FEATURING APPAREL & SHOES FOR MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN • Royal Robbins • Vera Bradley • Keen • Patagonia • Brighton • Hobo • Life Is Good • Lole • Pendleton • Trollbeads FEATURING CANOES & KAYAKS, CAMPING & OUTDOOR GEAR • Souris River • Seal Line • Eddline • Mad River • Wilderness Systems • Therm-A-Rest • MSR • Yakima

Open Mon.-Sat. 9-6; Sun. 9-5


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