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Bed racers getting ready for the big race on Kelly Lake in Oconto County, Wis. (Photo by KellyLake.net)
Upcoming Area Winterfest Activties
By David Keup
January 7, 2016

Since real winter has arrived for NE Wisconsin, here are a list of winter festival activities for Marinette and Oconto County areas.

Don't let the snow and cold weather prevent you from enjoying this time of year.

1. Lakewood Women on Snow - Waubee Lake Lodge, Lakewood, Wis.
January 14 - 16, 2016

2. 6th Annual Bed Races at Kelly Lake Bar
January 23, 2016 - Starts at 11:30 a.m.

3. Snow Fun Day at Waubee Lake Lodge
January 30, 2016 - Starts at 1 p.m.

4. 60th Annual Fish-O-Rama at Chute Pond
February 4-7, 2016
Near Highway 32 & Highway 64 south of Mountain, Wis. FULL STORY

Annual Hog Wrestling Championship near Crivitz
June 21, 2015

Contributed by Cladron Falls Bar and Grill The 30th Annual Hog Wrestling Competition is coming up Saturday July 18, 2015, held outside at the Caldron Falls Bar and Grill, 8 miles west of Crivitz, Wis. Hog wrestling is a competition where four-person teams enter the mud pit/arena and try to cat... FULL STORY

Free Christian Music Festival in Menominee, Mich.
By Michael Casale
June 3, 2015

Held at Marina Park, Menominee MI — June 20, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Once again, the free Christian music festival “Harmony” will feature a mix of national recording artists and local performers on the bay at Marina Park in Menominee. Headlining the day will be Todd Agnew ("Grace ... FULL STORY

New celebration to kick off in Crivitz on May 23
By David Keup
May 6, 2015

A brand new celebration kick off Memorial Day weekend in Crivitz, Wis., on May 23 called the “Red, White & Music”. The celebration will be held in the Shaffer Pavilion at Veteran’s Park in the Village of Crivitz, and will include non-stop music, food and fun from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The bands f... FULL STORY

Film Crew from National Geo. in Peshtigo in Oct.
September 13, 2014

Reported by the Peshtigo Times Crews filming a future episode of the National Geographic series “Diggers” will be in Peshtigo the week of Oct. 5 searching for artifacts from the 1871 Peshtigo Fire. The popular TV series, featuring high energy hosts, Tim “Ringy” Saylor and “King” George Wyant, ... FULL STORY

Porterfield Fest 2014 Schedule of Music Performers
May 14, 2014

Released by Porterfield Country Music Festival Management The big ole' country party in the big ole' farm field is only one month away, and here is the newly released schedule of music acts to perform June 19 to 22. Main Stage Entertainment Thursday, June 19th 2:30 - State 51 4:00 - Wolf ... FULL STORY

The Band Perry to Perform in Green Bay Feb. 27
By David Keup
January 10, 2014

Since releasing their self-titled debut album in 2010, The Band Perry have ascended to dizzying heights. The band will bring their talents into Green Bay, Wis. on Feb. 27 and perform at the Resch Center, 1901 S. Oneida St. The convert will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Fronted by Kimberly Perry and ro... FULL STORY

Large Truck Expo in Green Bay
April 16, 2013

Discount Gift Cards More than 50 vendors will showcase the latest trends, equipment and accessories in the trucking industry at the 26th annual Northeast Wisconsin Truck Expo on April 18 & 19 at Shopko Hall and the Brown County Arena, 1901 Sou... FULL STORY

Annual Community-Wide Rummage Sale in Suamico
By David Keup
April 16, 2013

Discount Gift Cards The annual Village of Suamico rummage sale will be held April 26 and 27 in downtown Suamico. For this year's event, balloons will be used to attract shoppers to the area. Organizers will again use Google Maps when c... FULL STORY

Large Craft Show in Crivitz on May 25
By David Keup
March 12, 2013

Create A Gift Card To kick off the summer season, there will be a large Craft Show held in the Town of Stephenson on May 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show will be held at W12561 County Trunk W, next to the Wheel Inn located west of the Vi... FULL STORY

NewsBoys to Make Appearance in Menominee, Mich.
By David Keup
December 1, 2011

Nationally known Christian recording artists and band the NewsBoys will make an appearance in Menominee, Mich. on Jan. 21 as part of their "God's Not Dead Tour!". The concert will be held at Blesch Auditorium, will begin at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by WPFF-FM. General admission tickets start at... FULL STORY

Pound Christmas Parade of Lights Dec 10
By David Keup
November 18, 2011

The 4th annual Pound Christmas Parade of Lights will be held on Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. in the Village of Pound. Anyone interested in entering a lighted float in the parade must fill out, sign and return an entry form. No entry fee is required, but the village is asking for the donation of non-perishab... FULL STORY

Amberg Church Polka Mass, Booyah Party
July 24, 2016

Reported by Peshtigo Times Online St. Agnes Church in Amberg will host a fundraiser on Sunday, July 31st starting with a Polka Mass at 11 am. Booyah, brats and burgers, beer and soda can be purchased in the church hall from noon until 3 pm. Entertainment in the hall will be by Accordionist Tom ... FULL STORY

Coleman Band Director Calling it Quits
April 1, 2016

Reported by the Peshtigo Times With many expressions of thanks and regret, Coleman School Board on Monday, March 21 accepted the resignation James Heyroth, who has been the school’s band director for 31 years. The resignation becomes effective at the end of the current school year. This will b... FULL STORY

Blake Shelton to Headline Summerfest July 1
November 6, 2015

Reported by Today's TMJ 4 and Summerfest MILWAUKEE -- Country favorite Blake Shelton was announced Nov. 5 as the second headliner for Summerfest next year. The country rocker will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on July 1. To read the rest of the article, click on the Related Links area be... FULL STORY

Summertime Fish Fries to Check Out in NE Wis.
June 20, 2014

Written by Ashley Steinbrinck Nothing says Wisconsin like the Friday Night Fish Fry! Perch, blue gill, walleye, cod, and haddock are most common and traditionally come with rye bread, onion, coleslaw, some sort of potato, tarter sauce and a lemon wedge. The Fish Fry is another classic Wisco... FULL STORY

Happenings: A Blog by Nancy Sadorf
April 25, 2014

Fun Things Going on Around Western Marinette County Communities and Beyond. by Nancy Sadorf This weekend should be awesome “grab a friend and have a blast” for anyone in the 54112 area. Friday night fish fry's are awesome, but if you are looking for great fish and a show, check out Players... FULL STORY

Girls Night Out to be Held April 21
April 13, 2014

The Crivitz Area Woman’s Club “Girls Night Out” will be held April 21 at The Woods, west of Crivitz. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and raffle drawings start at 7 p.m. The dinner will cost $30 and includes 10 free raffle tickets or new reserved seating $35 for groups of 6 or more o... FULL STORY

Wausaukee Lions Hosting Bowling Tourney
By David Keup
March 3, 2014

The Wausaukee Lions 14th annual 9-Pin Bowling Tournament will be held at the Wausaukee Bowl on Saturdays, March 15th and 22nd. Sessions available are noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., both dates. The cost is $20 each or $80 per team. Individuals wishing to sign up should call Joe Schlies at the Wausaukee ... FULL STORY

Rock Legend Winger to Perform in Green Bay Feb. 1
January 20, 2014

Rock legends Winger will be invading the Green Bay Distillery, 835 Potts Ave., on February 1 at 6:45 p.m. The concert will feature a 25th Anniversary set in which Winger will be performing their first record in its entirety, plus select tracks from other albums. A total of $1 from each ticket ... FULL STORY

Annual Wine & Beer Tasting Event in Wausaukee
By David Keup
March 12, 2013

The Wausaukee Community Association’s 4th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting event will be held on Saturday, March 16 at Newingham’s in Wausaukee from 6-8 P.M. Tickets are $25 and will include a variety of hors d’oeurve’s. Emily Tadisch, entertainer of Paris Nights Entertainment, will start at 8 P.M. Tic... FULL STORY

Pound Christmas Parade Slated for Dec. 8
November 17, 2012

The Village of Pound will be have their annual Christmas Parade of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 8. Clerk Trish Schutte said anyone wishing to participate in the Christmas Parade may contact her at 906-897-4307 to obtain entry forms and instructions and reserve a spot. Lineup will be at 4:30 p.m. ... FULL STORY

Fall Festival in Wausaukee Oct. 6
October 4, 2012

The Wausaukee Community Association, Inc. will hold their annual Wausaukee Fall Festival on Oct. 6, in the Village from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held on Main Street/Highway 141, and circle around on 1st Street with vendors set up on the sidewalks. Parking will be available to vendors an... FULL STORY

Klondike Emergency Services Picnic on July 28
By David Keup
July 25, 2012

Come out and support the Town of Brazeau Emergency Services Team during its Annual Fundraiser Picnic held at the Klondike baseball field and park. There will be water fights involving fire department fire fighters, a Oconto County K-9 unit demonstration, Eagle III medical transport helicopter dem... FULL STORY

Schedule Released for Marinette County Fair Aug 18
July 20, 2012

The Marinette County Fair is just around the corner. The fair will kick of Aug. 18 and run until August 26 at the fairgrounds in Wausaukee. Highlights include a farm tractor pull on Thursday; Okee Dokee, Divas Through the Decades, Daze 2 Nights and a lawnmower pull on Friday; a horse speed show, ... FULL STORY

Maple Syrup Harvest Fest in Kelly Lake April 21
By David Keup
April 20, 2012

The annual Maple Syrup Harvest Festival will be held April 21 at Viz's Kelly Lake Bar. Come on down and enjoy one of the funnest events in the area. If you've been here before, you know what a great time it is. A parade will begin at Noon from Romy's Holiday Inn ending at Kelly Lake Kwik Stop.... FULL STORY

Newly Formed Interfaith Youth Group to Meet
By David Keup
February 22, 2012

The first meeting of a newly formed interfaith youth group will be held March 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 528 Harrison St., Wausaukee. For parents' convenience, the doors open at 6 p.m. and all area youth are welcome. The group, called Community Interfaith Youth Group (CIY... FULL STORY

Annual Customer Appreciation Party at Wooden Shoe
By David Keup
January 3, 2012

The Wooden Shoe Bar and Grill in Lena will be hosting their 4th Annual Customer Appreciation Party Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. "Every year the third weekend in January he have a bash to show appreciation to our customers," bar management said. "This year we will be having open bar from 7 to 8 p.m. (sho... FULL STORY

Annual Wausaukee Lions Brat Fry to be Held Jan. 21
December 30, 2011

The Northwoods Bar, W10707 Benson Lake Road, Amberg, will be the site of the Wausaukee Lions Club annual brat fry on Jan. 21. Starting at 11 a.m., the Lions will serve chili, brats, hamburgers, cheese burgers and hot dogs. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to Kevin Kwasny who was in a serious ... FULL STORY

Pound Area Church to Host Christmas Cantata
December 8, 2011

The Section Eight Baptist Church of Pound will perform a Christmas Cantata entitled "The Perfect Stranger" at 6 p.m. Dec. 11. Featured will be an adult play, choir music, and a children's program. There is no cost and everyone is welcome. The church is located at W10088 W 20th Rd., Pound, abou... FULL STORY

Best Decorated Home in Coleman Contest
By David Keup
December 8, 2011

Judging for the best Christmas lights decorated home in the Village of Coleman will take place on Dec. 18 and 19. According to village trustee Rosie Nowak, homeowners that would like to participate in the contest should have the outside of their homes decorated by Dec. 18. "The judges will com... FULL STORY

Make Your Own Gingerbread House at Station House
By David Keup
December 4, 2011

The Station House Family Restaurant in Coleman will be hosting Santa and his Special Elf on Dec. 17th. Santa will arrive arrive at 9 a.m. with treats & prizes. A chance to be in a photo with Santa and his elf will be made available. There also will be an opportunity to make your own gingerbrea... FULL STORY

Holiday Lights Contest Sign-Up
December 1, 2011

The Town of Athelstane and area businesses are sponsoring the 7th annual Holiday Lights contest with prizes awarded to the top five winners. All Athelstane residents are invited to participate. People can sign up at Athelstane Country Mart and Automotive in downtown Athelstane by 6 p.m. Dec. 15. ... FULL STORY

Concert Dates in Wausaukee
November 30, 2011

Winter concert dates for the Wausaukee School District are listed below. On Dec. 14 is the 5th to 8th grade program at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. High School Bands and Choir will hold their program on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium, and the 4K through 4th grade program in the high school g... FULL STORY

Community Education Classes Offered in Crivitz
November 29, 2011

The following Crivitz community education classes were announced recently: Dance starts Nov. 29 for elementary students. Zumba is held at the high school led by Kristen Weglarz, Monday and Wednesday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Martial Arts at the elementary school with Jim and Roman Davis, Monday an... FULL STORY

Craft/Bake Sale with Silent Auction at Library
November 28, 2011

A craft and bake sale with a silent auction will be held at the Coleman-Pound Library, 123 W. Main St., Coleman, on Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Coleman Library Board. Craft and bakery items will be made available, and donations are welcome. Bidding on silent a... FULL STORY

Holiday Cookie Walk in Athelstane Dec. 3
November 24, 2011

The Athelstane Presbyterian Church will have its annual Cookie Walk on Dec. 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be free cookie samples, hot cider, coffee and fellowship. Youth Group, 1 Ark will also have items for sale. To call in cookie order, dial 715-856-6096, or 715-856-3936 for pickup ... FULL STORY

Craft Fair in Townsend to be Held Nov. 26
November 23, 2011

The 27th annual Friends’ Craft Fair will be held on Nov. 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Townsend Town Hall, and the Lakewood and Mountain community centers. With 50 unique artists and crafters showcasing their original creations, there will be many new exhibitors at each location selling hol... FULL STORY

Gun Deer Hunt Season Parties Around the Area
November 18, 2011

Who's up for a party during gun deer hunting season? Here are some party/events going around the area: Wooden Shoe Bar, Village of Lena Deer Hunting Schedule (Opening at 8am) Friday, Nov 18th - DJ-Josh, Ladies drink for $15.00 7pm to 12am Saturday, Nov. 19 - Bunny Lingere Girls and DJ-Ball... FULL STORY

Former Lena Grad Has Ties to Weather Channel
By David Keup
November 16, 2011

Warren Gerds, columnist for the WisInfo.com network, wrote on Nov. 9 that former Lena High School graduate and current Coast Guard Commander Joseph Deer has ties to the Weather Channel series, "Coast Guard Alaska". Deer was born in Sheboygan, and his family lived in rural Lena as he grew up. His ... FULL STORY

What's Happening in the Wausaukee Area
By David Keup
November 12, 2011

St. Augustine Church will be hosting their annual public Hunter's Supper on Nov. 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the parish hall. Menu includes hot ham, meatballs, sauerkraut and sausage, vegies, rolls, apple slices, pumpkin pie and beverages. Adults are $7, shildren ages 6 -12 $4, and those under age 6 are ... FULL STORY