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Your summer guide for 59 years Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012



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Wed., Aug. 22, 2012

Where We Build On Your Ideas



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• 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

Wed., Aug. 22, 2012


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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

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

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

enough for meetings and banquets, this facility is 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. 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

scenic hiking trails, an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, and a challenging 18-hole golf course.

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

the disappearing lakes and forests, they left their estates 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 avail-

able 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

The George Young Recreation Complex golf course fairways are carved out of a scenic wilderness setting.

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Wed., Aug. 22, 2012

Apple Harvest Craft Fest slated at Vilas fairgrounds The Apple Harvest Craft and Gift Fest will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days at the Vilas County Fairgrounds in Eagle River. Admission to the show will be free. The newest in craft and gift items for the fall and winter season will be the main attraction at the annual Apple Harvest Craft Fest. There will be more than 100 artists and crafters

from across the country on hand displaying and selling their handcrafted works of art and gift items. There will be entertainment on the grounds. Food will include hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, french fries and cheese curds, along with apple pies, caramel apple chunks with ice cream and other apple delicacies. There will be picnic table seating. For more information, phone (715) 675-6201.

STOP THE SPREAD OF INVASIVE AQUATIC PLANTS Become a volunteer lake monitor. (715) 365-8984

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, do-

What makes a great-tasting pizza every time? What makes a great pizza? Tradition. The old ways still work, and all good cooking starts with the basics. Quality food starts with the ingredients. Only the finest ingredients should be used, starting from the bottom up, to ensure satisfied customers who come back time after time for the best pizza around. The first ingredient for any pizza is dough. It should be made with flour that is high gluten, the highest quality flour, Amber Durham wheat — the finest of all wheats, cane sugar and only the best yeast. It must be made fresh, never frozen. The dough should then be thrice raised, which takes 36 hours. This ensures the best dough possible. Pear tomato puree is the main ingredient for the next layer, the sauce. Pear tomatoes are one of the best on the market because they contain the maximum of tomato solids. The best of domestic and imported spices would then be blended to create a uniquely superb sauce with a savory taste. In Wisconsin, cheese is a very important ingredient for pizza. All the cheese used should be 100% Wisconsin full cream moz-

zarella, without one gram of artificial cheese, for the fullest flavor. A superb pizza also contains the best meat. The sausage should be 100% meat, 90% lean whole hog, blended with the finest spices for a delectable taste sure to please even the most discriminating of palates. The pepperoni should also be 100% meat, 90% lean, aged to perfection to enhance the flavor, sure to please all pepperoni lovers. Other toppings available must also be high quality. Only the best onions should be used, including Vadalia, Walla Walla, Texas 10/15, and sweet red Bermuda onions. These create a mouthwatering addition to any pizza. Green peppers must be mixed slightly with the sweetest red bell peppers for an appetizing way to liven up a pizza. California black olives also add a savory taste. For a wild appetite, sweet succulent pineapple, crispy vitamin-rich broccoli, tender flaky solid white albacore, or luscious shrimp could be added. At Alexander’s Pizza, these basics have created a tradition of quality food,

which has made the restaurant the most popular pizza stop for residents and vacationers alike. In addition, when all the ingredients are being artfully combined, nobody wants to think of a dirty kitchen or unsanitary conditions. But never fear, for Alexander’s Pizza has the cleanest kitchen you’ll find. In fact, it would even be clean enough to perform surgery. Of course, an aesthetically pleasing environment is also needed to enjoy the full pleasure of eating delicious pizza. Alexander’s Pizza offers a clean, relaxing environment with friendly service and a casual atmosphere. Games and pool are also available to entertain the kids while the food is being prepared to order. Where do you get pizza made with care and concern? Alexander’s Pizza — that’s where. Alexander’s Pizza is located on Railroad Street in downtown Eagle River. Call (715) 479-7363, and your pizza will be ready when you arrive. Alexander’s Pizza is the place for you. For great pizza in Minocqua, call (715) 3562628. ADVERTISEMENT

nated 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 surrounding 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.

Final fishing seminars set in Boulder Junction Boulder Junction area fishing guides will hold the final two free fishing seminars of the summer. The seminars will take place Sundays at 7 p.m. at the Boulder Junction Community Center. No reservations are necessary and the seminars are free to the public. The schedule is as follows:

— Aug. 26, Muskie Fly Fishing presented by Bill Sherer’s Northern Adventure Fly Fishing; and — Sept. 2, Fall Muskie Fishing presented by Smitty Bait & Guide Service. For more information, visit or call (715) 385-2400.

PHEASANT & QUAIL HUNTING Individual, Group & Corporate Rates Available, Overnight Lodging, Dogs Available

SNOWMOBILERS, HUNTERS & FISHERMEN Rent your own lodge only minutes from the 100-mile Snowmobile Trail for the week or the weekend. Four bedrooms, two baths & a fully equipped kitchen

SPORTING CLAYS — 10 STANDS A Challenging Course in a Wooded Setting

For information & reservations, call Heritage Hunt Club at: 1-877-332-7268 or 1-715-674-7043

EAGLE RIVER STORAGE CONDOMINIUMS Hwy. 70 & Cloverland Drive • Eagle River, Wis.

(800) 968-9221

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For Personal or Business Storage OWN for the Cost of RENTING 1,000 to 1,500 Square Feet Customize to Meet Your Needs 12' x 12.5' Door with Opener Electricity

Wed., Aug. 22, 2012


About the cover:

When exploring the North Woods, many people travel to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to view the many scenic waterfalls. One of the most popular destinations is picturesque Bond Falls, just east of Paulding, Mich. —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH

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 Heritage Hunt Club, Laona .............................................Pg. 4 Hi-Pines Campground, Eagle River ..............................Pg. 16 Land O’ Lakes Recreation Co., Land O’ Lakes ...........Pg. 21 Lick-a-dee Splitz, Three Lakes .....................................Pg. 8 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 INDEX CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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Northland Marine boasts equipment, clothing, more Located in downtown Three Lakes, Northland Marine began as a family owned marine and accessory store with a repair shop. Over the past 35 years, owners Mike and Laura Boers added clothing, swimwear and other outdoor products at the request of customers. Fifteen years ago, family member Roy Sobolik suggested creating a website featuring MinnKota trolling motor parts. Sales took off. Completely selftaught, webmaster Sobolik, now 90 years old, helped Northland Marine become what it is today, the world’s largest MinnKota trolling motor parts dealer. All varieties, models and sizes of MinnKota trolling motors are available, including those featuring iPilot and global positioning system capabilities. As a factory-authorized MinnKota service center, Northland Marine has expert staff available to assist with technical problems. “Knowledgeable technicians will diagnose your motor issue and get you back on the water,” said Laura Boers. “We also help do-it-yourself customers by providing prepackaged repair kits for common repair jobs.” Reconditioned trolling motors with factory warranties are available. In the marine showroom, water enthusiasts will find accessories such as towable tubes, wetsuits, life jackets, water toys and more for family fun on the water. Northland Marine boasts an extensive selection of fashionable and functional gear and clothing. The store prides itself on offering quality products in a variety of price categories. Infant through adult extended sizes are offered throughout. According to Boers, “The already popular swimwear section has expanded this year, with new lines providing great fits for all shapes

Northland Marine is a factory-authorized Minn Kota service center. Minn Kota sales techni-

and sizes.” Many seasonal visitors anticipate purchasing their sportswear at Northland Marine each summer. “People will stop our customers on the street and ask, ‘Where did you get that?’, ” said Boers. “There really is something different and unique going on here.” The retail store has also added to its summer footwear. Brands offered include Sanuk, Columbia, Bogs, Chaco, Timberland, Earth Shoes, Merrell and Ryka. Ryka is an active footwear line made exclusively for women, molded perfectly for a woman’s foot.

cian Jason Kral stands with the many sizes and models of trolling motors available.

Men’s and women’s sportswear brands featured are Columbia and Woolrich. Functional fabrics offered with ventilation and sunblock options will protect outdoorsmen and -women from the elements while running, biking, fishing and more. The junior department hosts brands like Quiksilver, Billabong and Roxy. Fashionable clothing, dresses and purses are available, including small luggage and other fun pieces. Stylish, high-quality eyewear is available through the Oakley, Native and Maui Jim lines, which include special reading sunglasses and even float-

ing sunglasses. A favorite of visitors is the one-of-a-kind Three Lakes attire. Each year, a new lake shirt design is selected, allowing customers to have the name of their lake featured on a Three Lakes T-shirt. These popular T-shirts have started a tradition with many families. Summer hours through Labor Day are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. For more information about Northland Marine, visit northlandmarine .com or call (715) 546-2333. Northland Marine is open year-round.

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Local Health Mart Pharmacies offer experienced and knowledgeable staff Serving the health needs of visitors to the North Woods since 1929 are the Health Care Pharmacies. With locations in Land O’ Lakes, St. Germain and on Wall Street in downtown Eagle River, they provide for health-care needs of Vilas County residents and visitors alike. These pharmacies not only offer old-fashioned personal service, experienced and knowledgeable staff and value pricing, but

also use state-of-the-art technology and expertise to serve you better. Health Care Pharmacies are locally owned. The managing pharmacist at each location is an owner in the business, personally investing in the business and providing the best customer care. Personal service is emphasized, with a friendly, knowledgeable staff of pharmacists who have more than 100 years’ combined

Advertisers’ Guide RESORTS, MOTELS, INNS & CAMPGROUNDS Waldmann Construction Inc., St. Germain ...................Pg. Chanticleer Inn, Eagle River...........................................Pg. Hillside Resort, Phelps ...................................................Pg. Lac Vieux Desert Resort & Casino, Watersmeet, Mich. .....................................................Pg.

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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. 8 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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experience. One customer noted, “They even manage to smile over the phone!” The Health Care Pharmacies are now part of Health Mart, the fourthlargest nationwide pharmacy chain. Health Mart is a network of privately owned pharmacies joined together to leverage the power and efficiencies of a chain. Being independent allows the three locations to be more responsive to customers’ needs and to support their communities. Health Care Pharmacies feature professional prescription service and will call customers’ doctors’ offices or pharmacies back home for approval to fill a lost or forgotten prescription. Travelers can cure small inconveniences such as swimmers’ itch, bug bites, rashes or sunburns at a local Health Care Pharmacy. A variety of anti-itch and sunburn treatments are available, such as the exclusive Bite and Itch lotion, along with an expanded home medical equipment section. The pharmacies also employ experts on the treatment of outdoor exposure-related ailments. Prescription items in inventory number nearly 2,000 at each location. The store also offers real-time electronic Medicare billing

Health Mart Pharmacy locations in Eagle River, St. Germain and Land O’ Lakes offer

and accepts most insurance. Each location is extensively stocked for the new summer season. Each store carries a full line of healthand beauty-care items. Full departments can be found for first aid, allergy, cough and cold, dental and pain supplies and an extensive line of medical elastic supports. Cosmetics, beauty aids and nice fragrance selections are carried at each store. A large Gibson greeting card selection is stocked at each location, priced at 50% off the marked retail price every day. There is a

an experienced and knowledgeable staff to help with all your pharmaceutical needs.

large vitamin department at each location as well. Each store is equipped with the best technology, operated by experienced, knowledgeable staff. Convenient at-the-door parking is offered at every location. “We may not have a club like the big boxes, but our prices compete with anyone and we provide service and advice to go with your prescription or over-the-counter items. You will leave the pharmacy with the knowledge to use your product correctly for the best treatment of your condition and fastest recovery,” a pharmacy representative said. Group purchasing has allowed the stores to earn discounts from the wholesaler which, in turn, has lowered prices for consumers. It has allowed the stores to “buy in” on quantities too large to handle if the stores were separate. All three stores are community minded and take pride in civic and community involvement and support of local civic groups. The St. Germain Pharmacy, located on Highway 70 next to Knitt’s Hardware, is open Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prescription hours are

Mondays to Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; closed Sundays. For more information, call (715) 479-7608. Wall Street Pharmacy, located in downtown Eagle River, offers a large gift section with humorous “overthe-hill” products, Green Bay Packers items, a fragrance department and much more. The store is open Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pharmacy hours are Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (715) 479-4282. In Land O’ Lakes, the gift department offers a wide selection of candles, photo frames and patriotic and gift items. The store is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prescription hours are Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (715) 547-3788.

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Quality care ensured at French’s Homestead Vet Care Professional staff at French’s Homestead Vet Care are committed to providing quality veterinary care for pets at locations in Eagle River and Rhinelander. A full-service companion animal hopital, French’s boasts a state-of-the-art facility. With more than 35 years combined experience, three caring doctors are available to treat pets, supported by nine pet-loving personnel. “Pet parents know they can bring their pets here for superb, reliable care. We treat patients like members of our family, with respect and compassion,” said Dr. Alison French. The facility houses a complete surgical site, an in-house laboratory and kennels if pets need to be hospitalized. Services provided are digital radiology and endoscopy, ultrasound, ultrasonic dental cleaning and more. Chiropractic care, acu-

puncture and laser therapy can be great alternatives to traditional prescription medicines. Nutritional foods and treats, prescription diets, flea and tick control are also offered. Whether it be for a checkup, emergency, or a casual stop for some treats, French’s is a welcoming, comfortable place. The Eagle River office is located at 1100 Highway 45 S. Call (715) 337-2700 with questions or to make an appointment. More information can be found at Pet owners can save time before an appointment by filling out the downloadable forms on the site. French’s Homestead Vet Care is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coming soon will be 24-hour emergency care.

A full-service companion animal hospital, French’s Homestead Vet Care in Eagle River boasts a state-of-the-art facility

with knowledgeable and friendly personnel. Here, Dr. French gives Nina a checkup.


Family Pizza Parlor Rated #1 In The Area For Quality Pizza* MADE-FROM-SCRATCH PIZZA • TO YOUR ORDER





MINOCQUA 715-356-2628

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Gun show set in Eagle River The annual Eagle River Gun Show will be held at Eagle River Sports Arena Friday through Sunday, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. The show will feature the buying, selling and trading of guns, knives, ammunition and sporting collectibles.





Hours will be 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The Sports Arena is located on Highway 70 east of Eagle River. For information or reservations, contact (608) 7526677.

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

4800 Old Hwy. 45 • Conover, WI 54519



Race Action!

EVERY TUESDAY Rain date: Thursday

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

• Pure Stocks • Junior Sprints Racing at 7 p.m.

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. 28 Regular Race Program Sponsored by 94.5 WRJO Oldies Night

Sept. 2 Sunday — Labor Day Weekend Special Season Championship Sponsored by Certified Service Motor Sport Repair Call (715) 479-5208

Communities set Colorama events 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). Aug. 25-26, Festival of Flavors, Eagle River — The event at Riverview Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day will feature area restaurants offering items made with Wisconsin products, wine and cheese tasting, cooking demonstrations, contests, and health and fitness activities. Phone (715) 479-8467. Aug. 31 thru Sept. 2, Gun Show, Eagle River — The annual show will be held at the Eagle River Sports Arena from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Phone (608) 752-6677. Sept. 1, Bike Tour, Three Lakes — The 21st annual Nicolet Wheel-AWay will give riders a choice between a 16-mile or 34mile route on paved roads with views of the Nicolet National Forest and the Three Lakes Chain of Lakes. Phone (715) 546-3344. Sept. 1-2, Craft Fest, Eagle River — The Apple Harvest Craft Fest will be held at the Vilas County Fairgrounds from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. Phone (715) 675-6201. Sept. 7-9, World Championship Musky Classic — The 36th annual event will be headquartered at the Manitowish Waters Community Center. Phone (715) 385-2400. Sept. 15, Colorama Craft Fair — The 20th annual Colorama arts and crafts fair at the Boulder Junction Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will feature wild-game sandwiches and a farmers market. Phone (715) 385-2400. Sept. 14-15, Snowmobile Show — The Reunion at the Derby Track in Eagle River will feature vintage snowmobile displays and awards, grass drags and a swap meet. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Phone (715) 479-4424. Sept. 22, Colorama — St. Germain, the “Birthplace of Colorama,” will host its 53rd annual Colorama festival with arts and crafts,

The Nicolet Wheel-A-Way bike tour will be held in Three Lakes Saturday, Sept. 1. —NEWS-REVIEW PHOTO

pumpkin painting for children, farmers market, scarecrow contest, flower sale and wine tasting at the community center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone (715) 477-2205. Sept. 15, Oktoberfest — The Colorama event will be held at Conover Community Center starting at 5 to 10 p.m. and will feature live music, dancing, food, prizes and raffles. Phone (715) 4794928. Sept. 15, Colorama 5K/Brunch — Headquartered at Phelps School starting with registration at 7 a.m. and 5-kilometer race starting at 8 a.m. The event will include bike, paddle and walk/run activities followed by brunch. Phone (715) 5453800. Sept. 29, Beef-A-Rama — The 47th annual event will be held in downtown


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Minocqua and in Torpy Park from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., featuring roast beef judging and arts and crafts booths. Phone (715) 356-5266. Sept. 28-30, Colorama Weekend — A Colorama weekend is planned at Sayner, with a brunch and indoor craft show to be held at the Sayner Recreational Building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. There also will be food and raffles. Phone (715) 542-3789. Sept. 22, Classic Car Rally — The classic automobile show will be held in downtown Eagle River from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone (715) 479-7656. Sept. 22, Cranberry Colorama — The Colorama celebration will feature marsh tours, a cooking contest, live music, crafts, pontoon cruises and the “Taste of Harvest” from area restaurants. Headquartered at the Manitowish Waters Community Center. Phone 1-(888) 626-9877. Sept. 22, Colorama Celebration — The celebration will be held throughout the Land O’ Lakes area with a scarecrow contest, pie contest, raffles, games and dance. Phone (715) 5473432. Sept. 30, Wild Game Cook-off — The Presque Isle Chamber event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the community center. Sample the entries, try several wines and visit the farm stand. Phone (715) 686-2910 or visit

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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

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 highquality 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,

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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-inlaw, Kevin Nelson. This is the fourth generation of family ownership. According to Eibner, two 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) 479-4496.


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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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Festival of Flavors planned Aug. 25-26 The Eagle River Area Festival of Flavors will be held at Riverview Park this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26, and will give attendees a chance to taste the best food in the state. This year’s exhibits will include champion artisan cheese makers; Wisconsin meats; area restaurants; and Wisconsin beer, wine, soda, ice cream and cream puffs. The event was named Best Downtown Event by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce from among 38 Main Street communities which included Green Bay and Wausau. Festival events will take place at the park overlooking the Eagle River, with an arts and crafts show north of the pedestrian bridge. The Festival of Flavors Arts and Crafts Show will kick off the program agenda each day. The Celebrate the Taste of Wisconsin tent will include the Wisconsin Wine Boutique, a world-famous cheese carver, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Celebrate Wisconsin store and dozens of exhibitors. The Discover Wisconsin Theatre tent will be open to the public both days with events that will include the Trig’s Wisconsin Church Basement Supper Contest, in which four-member church teams in costume will create a dish using Wisconsin products from Trig’s. The winning team will receive $2,000 in food products from Trig’s that it can use for a charity or charity

Food will be king at this year’s Festival of Flavors at Riverview Park in Eagle River Aug. 25-26.

event of its choice. The second-place church will receive $200 in small wares from Nelson’s Ace Hardware of Eagle River to stock its church kitchen. The Discover Wisconsin Theatre will host chef

demos on stage, including celebrity chef Raymond Arpke, originally from Sheboygan and now of Longboat Key, Fla. Arpke was a finalist on ABC Nightline’s Plate List: In Search of the Next Best Chef in America.

The Discover Wisconsin Theatre will include an appearance by Alice in Dairyland, along with a beer and cheese pairing by Jeff Hamilton, president of Sprecher Brewing Co. On Sunday in the theatre will be the Kids’ Kreative Kakes Kontest for ages 5-8, sponsored by Eagle Baking Co. and Soda Pops Restaurant. Fitness demos will be coordinated by the YMCA of the Northwoods Eagle River Branch and sponsored by Ministry Health Care. Emmy award-winning Discover Media Works will have folks on hand from Discover Wisconsin to greet show attendees. “What would we eat if there were no honeybees?” will be presented by the Oneida County Beekeepers Association. Outside venues will include Sprecher’s Wisconsin Beverage Garden and Wisconsin Street Food Row presented by the Eagle River Revitalization Program (ERRP), presenter of the Festival of Flavors. Mad Dog & Merrill’s

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will be take place both days at the Riverview Park band shell. The arts and crafts show will present live entertainment north of the Eagle River with Bill Wilkinson “The Man in the White Hat” and “Stringman” Paul Imholte. The Eagle River Historical Society Museum in the old depot in downtown Eagle River will feature a display called Pantry Plethora. Most events during the Festival of Flavors will be free of charge, except for the Celebrate the Taste of Wisconsin tent where there will be an admission fee. For more information about the Eagle River Area Festival of Flavors visit ERRP’s website at

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Midwest Grillin’ television show will be filmed live Saturday during the festival. This comedy team has a weekly series seen throughout the Midwest and is nationally recognized with a line of sauces and marinades which will be available for purchase in Street Food Row and the Celebrate Wisconsin store. The Northwoods Children’s Museum will host food-themed children’s activities and crafts along with a hula-hoop contest each day. The Eagle River Guide’s Association with Yukon Jack will put on a fish shore lunch sampling and the Eagle River Area Fire Department will offer original Wisconsin cream puffs. Live music by Patchouli

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

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• 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

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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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“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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Wheel-A-Way planned Sept. 1 in Three Lakes The Three Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center will hold its 21st annual Nicolet WheelA-Way family bicycle ride Saturday, Sept. 1. The 16- or 32-mile bike tour through the scenic Nicolet Forest will begin at the Northernaire Resort located on Highway 32. Registration will start at 8 a.m. and the ride will begin at 9:20 a.m. Registration will cost $30 per person or $65 for a family of four. After the ride there will be drawings for raffle prizes

and a grand-prize drawing for a bicycle at the Franklin Lake campground shelter. Refreshment breaks will take place at the halfway point and hot lunch will be served at the park. Since the event will not start at Burnside Park this year, there will be a large tent at Northernaire where business brochures and offerings will be on display for cyclers. Businesses can drop brochures off at the chamber by Aug. 24. For more information, contact the Three Lakes chamber at (715) 546-3344.

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For a guided trail ride on horse, visit Rocking W Stables just off Highway 45 north of Eagle River. The three-mile guided

ride through the forest and fields is geared for any skill level, so the whole family can participate.

For family fun on vacation, try Kartway, Rocking W Stables Thrills of every kind can be found at Kartway theme park in Eagle River. With numerous go-cart tracks, bumper boats, water balloon catapults, mini golf, miniature jeeps and many other activities, families will never get bored. The traditional road gocart track is the most popular attraction. “When this place was just started, about 30 years ago, the go-carts were the only ride and it was just a circle track,” said owner Dean Nolan. That original track has grown to 850 feet and now features bridges, hairpin turns and long straightaways for all your racing enjoyment. For the children who can’t quite reach the pedals, Kartway offers double carts so that a parent can drive. For those who love speed, Kartway has the faster NasKarts. These cars are styled after sprint car racing machines and allow drivers to open the throttle and speed through banked corners.

As if the first two courses are not enough, Kartway has a slick track covered in wax and baby powder to test your driving skills. Slide around the corners on this eight-car track and leave your friends in the dust. Even the youngest drivers can drive at Kartway. The kiddie track allows small children to race around the pavement on miniature jeeps and four wheelers. Motorized bumper boats allow riders to splash around and bump each other until everyone is soaked. Drivers also can team up and push less-fortunate riders into the fountain located in the middle of the pool. Everyone is sure to be drenched after this one. For a glorified water-balloon fight, check out Water Wars! In this game, two people are given a bucket of water balloons. Each person then goes to their respective area and loads their water balloons into a slingshot, to send them flying to soak their opponent. If you want to challenge

yourself on the putting green, Kartway has a 18hole mini golf course. Challenging for all ages, players will have to avoid water hazards and obstacles in order to defeat their opponent. Kartway also serves candy, chips, soda and water available in concessions. Picnic areas also are available for guest use. Kartway’s well-trained staff operate and supervise the rides in order to avoid any accidents. Nolan said the staff members age 16 and older control the adult rides and those younger than 16 are responsible for the kiddie rides. Tickets for the go-carts, slick track, NasKart, bumper boats and golf are $4 each. For children age 5 and younger, golf is free. A six-pack of tickets can be purchased for $24, with the seventh free. Tickets for the kiddie karts and Water Wars! are available for $2 each. A sixpack of tickets for these games can be purchased for $12, with the seventh free. Visitors also can enjoy

Rocking W Stables, located right next to Kartway. Riders of any skill level can partake in a 45- to 50-minute 3mile guided trail ride through the North Woods. Guests ages 6 and older can ride solo for $18, or for $25 visitors can ride double on a horse to accommodate riders age 5 and younger. Pony rides also are available for $5. Rocking W Stables is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Horse-drawn wagon rides are provided at Hi-Pines Campground every Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. No reservations are needed. Kartway is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Special group rates are offered for parties, however, credit cards are not accepted. Kartway and Rocking W Stables are located one mile north of Eagle River at 1890 Morley Road, near the intersection of highways 45 and G. For more information, call Kartway at (715) 479-4450 or Rocking W Stables at (715) 617-6779.

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Beauty, challenging holes found at Eagle River course Eagle River Golf Course is famous for its playing conditions, challenging layout and North Woods beauty. It is open to the public for everyone to enjoy. When golfers play at Eagle River Golf Course, they often are playing on the best course conditions available in the North Woods. “Many of our customers rave every year about the overall playing conditions they experience at our facility. We take pride in giving the golfers a playing surface that is consistent with our four-star rating we receive every year from Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play,” said Brad Missling, the club’s PGA golf professional. Golf Digest has given Eagle River Golf Course a four-star rating 10 years in a row. The customers playing the course are the people responsible for the rating the course receives. “This rating reflects the value and awesome experience of playing at the Eagle River Golf Course,” said Missling. Eagle River Golf Course offers some of the most affordable rates of any fourstar rated golf course in the North Woods. Players can rest assured they are getting great value when they choose to golf at Eagle River Golf Course. Undulating greens and narrow fairways keep the course challenging. The practice area represents what customers should expect from a course with a four-star rating. A new putting and chipping green was built five years ago, a huge improve-

ment for those who wish to practice all aspects of their short game. For golfers to practice their greenside sand game, a practice greenside bunker is featured. The driving range boasts three levels of teeing surface with target greens and yardage signs. Offering four sets of tees, the course is enjoyable to all skill levels. The newly added gold tees have become popular with senior golfers. Many of the course’s holes are carved out of mature trees, reminding visitors why they love to golf in the North Woods area. The abundance of wildlife is another unique characteristic of the course. White-tailed deer make the course their home, red fox are spotted frequently and every spring the mallards take to the water on the course. “Trees, water hazards and rolling hills have made the course into one of the most popular courses in northern Wisconsin,” Missling said. The fun can continue after a round of golf. The clubhouse offers a friendly atmosphere to enjoy food, drinks and snacks. Large groups are welcome. The restaurant seats more than 100 people, and the outdoor patio is a popular spot to relax. The restaurant overlooks the scenic course. Equipment from the best vendors in the industry is offered in the pro shop. Men’s club lines for sale are from Callaway, Titleist, Cobra, Ping, Taylor Made,

Adams and Cleveland. Club fitting is available to ensure equipment fits a golfer’s swing. Men’s clothing lines include Cutter & Buck, Adidas, Sun Mountain, Antigua, Gear and Nike. Ladies’ lines carried are Antigua, Adidas, Annika, Nike, Sun Mountain, Gear and Cutter & Buck. “We carry a wider selection of ladies’ clothes than any other course in the area. If we don’t have an item you want, in most cases, we can special order it for you and have it shipped to your front door,” said Missling. Eagle River Golf Course has two certified professionals on staff, PGA professional Brad Missling and Director of Golf Instruction Jeff Symmonds. Both are trained, qualified instructors to help golfers improve all parts of their game. Individual lessons are offered; group clinics and golf schools also are offered. Pricing information for lessons and golf schools can be viewed at Back again this year is the customer appreciation card. For every full-price 18-hole round golfers purchase, they will receive a stamp on their card. Once the card has been stamped five times, they receive a free round of golf with the rental of a golf cart. During the peak season, June 15 through Aug. 12, nine-hole green fees are $25 and 18-hole green fees are $39. Twilight rates start approximately five hours before dark and are $15. Cart fees during the

The 18-hole Eagle River Golf Course provides a variety of challenges, including sand

peak season are $11 for nine holes, $16 for 18 holes and $11 for twilight; all cart fees are per person. Tee times are taken 30 days in advance; if there are 12 or more players, advance booking options are available. Online tee times are available which allows golfers the ability to book their tee times anytime of

traps and water holes. The public course offers midweek specials.

the day from their computer at eaglerivergolf A midweek golf special, which includes 18 holes with cart for $35, is available on select Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The special is available Aug. 22, 28 and 29. Eagle River Golf Course is located at 457 E. McKin-

ley Blvd. in Eagle River. For more information, call (715) 479-8111 or (800) 820-1477 or visit the website at Rate information, an interactive hole-by-hole tour and additional golf course information and photos are all available online at

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. Aug. 25 & 26, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. — FESTIVAL OF FLAVORS, Riverview Park

The rolling, forested terrain at the 18-hole Eagle River Golf Course provides a relaxing

setting for golfers of all skill levels. The course is open to the public.

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Great food and service at 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 Mondays 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, 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 had-

Super Specials

dock 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 awardwinning wood carvings by owner Gary Frank. Frank’s


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

Owners Laurel and Gary Frank welcome visitors to Sportsmen’s Chalet, offering dining in a North Woods atmosphere. Antiques, mounted wildlife and Gary Frank’s award-winning carvings can be found throughout the restaurant and bar.

carvings include fish, miniature elk, moose, caribou, white-tailed 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.

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

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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

When it comes to outdoor recreation on the water, WalkAbout in Eagle River offers a wide selection of canoes, kayaks and

the popular paddleboard. The store also offers clothing for any water sport activity.

Outdoor adventures begin at WalkAbout The term walkabout was first used by Australian aborigines, meaning a journey one would take during adulthood to rediscover one’s self. Joy and Kevin Nelson opened WalkAbout Paddle & Apparel in Eagle River 11 years ago with that philosophy in mind. WalkAbout can help prepare you for your life’s journey. “We have a large selection of kayaks, canoes and outdoor equipment for those who quietly enjoy the Eagle River area,” said owner Joy Nelson. WalkAbout features several lines of kayaks made in America. The store also carries canoes from Souris River and Mad River. Souris River is available in Kevlar and Carbon Tec. Mad River is stocked in Royalex and rotomolded plastic. Newly added to WalkAbout’s outdoor equipment are this year’s stand-up paddleboards. Designed for recreation and exercise, paddle-

boarding is an activity suitable for all members of the family. For those inexperienced on the water, WalkAbout has staff to help choose the right equipment. WalkAbout also is a local Yakima dealer, providing expert help in finding just the right rack accessories to transport bikes and boats safely. WalkAbout hosts kayak and paddleboard demos every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Silver Lake Beach, no sign-up necessary. Any interested parties wanting details should stop by the store or call for more information. Canoes and kayaks aren’t the only outdoor items people will find for their time on the water. The store offers a selection of life jackets and swimsuits for family members who want to take a dip. Sizes are available for adults, children and even the family dog. WalkAbout has expanded its selection of children’s books and resource guides

essential to a safe and successful outdoor experience. Coloring books, insect guides and maps of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan are just a few of the many items the store offers. While on walkabout, finding the proper footwear is incredibly important. WalkAbout offers a selection of Keen, Merrell, Chaco, Teva, Dansko, Jambu, Think, El Naturalista and Born shoes. SmartWool socks are available in all different styles and colors. The store also offers children’s shoes including Keen, Ugg and Dansko. Those with a sense of style will find that WalkAbout offers a perfect combination of fashionable and functional clothing for men and women. Brands include Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, Royal Robbins, Horny Toad, Woolrich, Ex Officio and Life Is Good. Women’s clothing lines include Lole, Roxy, Nic and Zoe, Spanx and Nomadic Traders. WalkAbout also has up-

dated its selection of Lake Girl apparel with new colors and styles for women and children. In order to accessorize your new-found look, WalkAbout offers a large selection of Vera Bradley handbags and Brighton jewelry, wallets and handbags. The store also has an expansive selection of bath and body products by Thymes. Newly added scents are now available in home products such as dish soap and all-purpose cleaner. WalkAbout Paddle & Apparel is located at 622 E. Wall St. in Eagle River. Summer hours for the store are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (715) 479-6631.


North Woods

The fun starts here…

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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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Fishing Guide’s Exhibit displayed at NorthernWaters Museum To see the stories that made the Land O’ Lakes area a great place to hunt, fish or just visit, experience the new Guide’s Exhibit at Land O’ Lakes NorthernWaters Museum. Land O’ Lakes NorthernWaters Museum is located just west of downtown Land O’ Lakes, on the south side of Highway B. The museum and all related activities are sponsored by the Land O’ Lakes Historical Society. The “Guide’s Exhibit” is a collection of vintage fishing boat motors, fishing and hunting equipment of the past and nostalgia of times well remembered. Featured are biographies and pictures celebrating many famous guides of years ago, as well as modern guides of the area who carry on the old traditions, contributing to the lore and lure of the North Woods. Stories about guides include tales of the “Big One That Got Away,” plus interesting stories about renowned clients. Old photos and newspaper articles make guides’ biographies come alive. Artifacts donated and loaned to the museum by guides and their clients give visitors a feel for the people who came up to the North Woods year after year, not only to fish for trophy specimens or hunt for game, but also to experience the beauty and serenity of the lakes and pines. Visitors may be a part of the exhibit by writing notes in the visitors guide or adding personal stories about guides they know or remember. The 2012 Guide’s Exhibit is coordinated by Dr. Barbara Wilkinson, with Sandie Pauly as the exhibit designer. The exhibit will run for two years. Volunteer docents, chaired by Bonnie Clarke, guide visitors through the exhibit, answer questions, and direct history enthusiasts on how to donate or lend articles to the muse-

of Land O’ Lakes are on display. Annin’s series of books is uniquely illustrated and based on exhibits featured in recent years at the museum. The books are in a fourbook portfolio which includes “Gillis the Glacier,” telling the ancient geologic history of the area; “The Tree,” featuring the logging era; “The Hill and the Chalet,” relating the story of the museum itself; and “My Summer Vacation,” showing the development of North Woods resorts. Persons wishing to donate, lend photos and artifacts, or share stories on guides or Land O’ Lakes history should contact Barb Wilkinson at (906) 5442183 or The exhibit will change during its two-year run as additional pictures, stories and artifacts are added.

The 2012 Guide’s Exhibit features fishing tackle, equipment and more from fishing guides old and new at NorthernWaters Museum in Land O’ Lakes.

um. Special events, such as a Shore Lunch party and children’s programs, will be announced. Vacationers and residents also may find fun for

children at the museum, as old-time games and play toys are available for young ones. A series of historical books for young children authored by Marilyn Annin

The Land O’ Lakes Historical Society, parent group of the Land O’ Lakes NorthernWaters Museum, is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the stories and lore of the North Woods, both past and present. NorthernWaters Museum is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fall hours will be announced later in the season. Admission is free. For more information on the Land O’ Lakes Historical Society, contact Barbara Nehring, secretary, at Trading Post Internationale, (715) 547-3525, or tradingpostint@

Dave Rents Boats delivers to area lakes Eagle River resident Dave Armour offers quality, clean pontoons, WaveRunners, canoes and kayaks for rent at affordable prices. Boats may be rented by the day or week. Delivery is

available to all area lakes for customers’ convenience, and is free with multiple day rentals. Dave Rents Boats offers flexible hours. Renters may pick up their boat in early morning and drop it off

during late evening to get the most out of the day’s water activities. For reservations or more information, contact Dave Rents Boats at (715) 4798960 or visit daverentsboats. com.

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

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



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


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

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

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

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






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

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Wed., Aug. 22, 2012

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 - Phelps area



Eagle River - Conover area



Phelps - Land O’ Lakes area



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.

Prime Choice Meat Market offers top-quality products 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’ orders and satisfaction,” said manager Rick Behrens. “Customers are amazed at the quality and appearance of a hand-trimmed piece of meat. Everyone likes their steak cut a little different, and you just can’t get that with a precut showcase steak,” he said. 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, customseasoned pulled pork and our newest bratwurst, the bacon and cheddar brat,” said Behrens.

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

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, jalapeño, sauerkraut and wild rice brats. Plus, try our famous cranberry bratwurst,

seafood. Also offered at Prime Choice are deli meats, smoked meats and specialty cheeses.

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 varieties 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 contacted at (715) 479-4456 or found online at

Wed., Aug. 22, 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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Wed., Aug. 22, 2012

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

2012 Season June 21 to Aug. 25

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

TRAIN: 11 a.m., noon, 1 & 2 p.m. Closed Sundays COUPON




COWBOY RE-ENACTMENT – Oct. 6 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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