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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:20 AM
The Iron County Board of Supervisors adopted a 2020 budget on Nov. 12. The actual and allowable levy came in at just over $5.9 million. The increase of $159,328 in the levy over 2019 includes $452,000 in interest on the Saxon Harbor loan from the last two years. (subscriber access)
  • Judge to Wolfe: ’Cowardly, heinous’ murder
    In what he described as a “heinous, cowardly, gangster murder,” a judge handed down a two-decade plus prison sentence Wednesday to one of the several men convicted of playing a role in the execution-style murder of a Lac du Flambeau man. (subscriber access)
  • A woman is dead after a snowmobile crash in Iron County this past weekend. (subscriber access)
  • The investigation into the death of a three-year-old boy in Mercer continues. 

    According to a press release issued Friday, Jan. 10, by Iron County sheriff Paul Samardich, his department’s dispatch center received a 911 call at around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, reporting the child was found unresponsive in a bathtub at residence in the town of Mercer. (subscriber access)

  • Oungst: ‘Haunted by the ramifications’ in man’s murder
    Arbor Vitae man Evan Oungst is on the docket to be sentenced this month for his involvement in the 2018 execution-style beating and killing of Wayne Valliere Jr., 25, Lac du Flambeau. (subscriber access)
  • 16th annual NYDHC banquet a rewarding experience
    The deer harvest was down this year across the state and especially up north, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of 170 youth hunters who participated in this year’s Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge (NYDHC). (subscriber access)
  • An Arbor Vitae man convicted of his 10th drunk driving charge with his 11th consolidated into that case has an open case with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals objecting Vilas County Judge Neal Nielsen’s motion to modify his sentence. (subscriber access)
  • The annual banquet for the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunting Challenge (NYDHC) has been set for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 in the commons area of the Lakeland Union High School. (subscriber access)
  • Purchase and possession of tobacco products by minors is under a stricter ordinance for 2020, according to an ordinance passed at December’s Iron County Board of Supervisors meeting. (subscriber access)
  • First aid kits purchased for Iron County trails
    Iron County Trail Safety Committee is working to improve safety awareness and preparedness along Iron County trails. An initial purchase of 10 first aid kits to be placed at establishments along the trail system was funded by the committee and Greater Northwoods Tavern League.
  • Bartelt takes over as warden supervisor
    As of Sunday, Dec. 22, the Woodruff field warden team has a new leader. Chris Bartelt has been promoted to warden supervisor, taking over for longtime supervisor Dave Walz, who retired earlier this month. (subscriber access-
  • Vilas County Parks and recreation administrator Dale Mayo announced in a press release last week the Vilas County state-funded snowmobile trail system will officially open for the 2019-2020 season at 8 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20. (subscriber access)
  • Ordinance amendments to a Vilas County tobacco free ordinance will target vaping use on county property. (subscriber access)
  • An arrest warrant is open for a former Lac du Flambeau man after he failed to appear for a bench trial in Oneida County Circuit Court on Tuesday morning before Judge Michael Bloom and special state prosecution out of Madison. (subscriber access)
  • A man accused of setting up two explosions at an Iron County asphalt plant several years ago received a lowered bond last week in Iron County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
  • Oneida County Veterans Service Officer Tammy Javenkoski is happy to see an addition to services she can offer the people she likes to refer to as “my veterans.” (subscriber access)
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