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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 7:29 AM
At the March meeting of Boulder Junction’s economic development/connect communities committee, it was decided to essentially steer clear of the town’s ongoing debate over all-terrain and utility vehicle use on town roads and town property. (subscriber access)
  • The 51-year-old man charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle was heard in Vilas County Circuit Court on Monday morning where he pled not guilty to all charges. (subscriber access)
  • Authorities in Vilas County are investigating the drowning of an elderly man whose body was found Saturday morning in Lac Vieux Desert Lake. 
  • At the March meeting of Boulder Junction’s economic development/connect communities committee, it was decided to essentially steer clear of the town’s ongoing debate over all-terrain and utility vehicle use on town roads and town property. (subscriber access)
  • Exactly one week after electors resoundingly rejected plans for a $6.8 million community center, the St. Germain Town Board called a special meeting to consider what to do with its existing center and historic red brick schoolhouse. (subscriber access)
  • Residents of the Diamond Lake area in the town of Arbor Vitae last week for more than 40 minutes talked short term rental issues with the town board.
    Diamond Lake is across from Trout Lake. (subscriber access)
  • The Lac du Flambeau Board of Education last week chose an architect for an expansion project it approved about in February of this year.
    SDS Architects of Eau Claire was one of three firms which had submitted estimates to add a total of six classrooms as well as a fitness center. (subscriber access)
  • The organization Honoring Our Peoples Endurance (H.O.P.E.) in Lac du Flambeau will receive a $1,000 contribution from the Lac du Flambeau Town Board. (subscriber access)
  • St. Germain electors reject $6.8M community center plan
    Last Thursday night, St. Germain voters — by a resounding margin of 403 to 100 — rejected plans to demolish the town’s historic red brick schoolhouse and reconstruct its existing community center into a 32,000 square-foot facility at a cost of $6.8 million. (subscriber access)
  • The Boulder Junction Town Board last week addressed two items brought from the floor at the annual meeting in April. It took no action on creation of a public safety committee and voted not to increase the size of the town board from three member to five. (subscriber access)
  • A Lac du Flambeau man’s request to change the domestic violence enhancer on a battery case he was convicted on in June has been denied. 
    Frank Schuman, 25, was acquitted on eight felony domestic abuse charges and found guilty of three misdemeanor battery charges after a week-long jury trial in Vilas County Circuit Court in May. (subscriber access)
  • Boulder ATV survey committee finishes its work
    The five member committee appointed by the Boulder Junction Town Board to come up with a recommendation for a survey regarding all-terrain vehicles and utility vehicles conducted its final meeting Monday. (subscriber access)
  • The Department of Justice rolled out school safety grants for the first time in the wake of school shootings and violence. (subscriber access)
  • Placing a referendum question on the November ballot to give voters a say in raising levy limits for the major road budget is proving to be nearly impossible, the Arbor Vitae Town Board reviewed last week. (subscriber access)
  • St. Germain board approves new Chamber of Commerce building
    The St. Germain Town Board held a special meeting Tuesday night and approved plans for a new chamber of commerce building to be constructed on town property. (subscriber access)
  • The first meeting of a committee appointed by the Boulder Junction Town Board to develop a survey question regarding all terrain vehicle/utility vehicle use met for the first time Tuesday. (subscriber access)
  • After a second round of interviews for three candidates, the Oneida-Vilas transit commission discussed options in a closed session meeting last Friday. No action was taken towards hiring a regional manager for the Northwoods Transit Connections. (subscriber access)
  • The St. Germain Town Board voted last Thursday to proceed with plans to pose a single question to eligible town voters on Aug. 30. (subscriber access)
  • The Boulder Junction Town Board last week got a step closer to getting its all terrain vehicle/utility vehicle route issue resolved one way or the other by appointing a committee that will develop a survey question to be sent to voters. (subscriber access)
  • Members of the special weapons and tactical team with the Vilas County Sheriff's Office were dispatched Friday to a residence in St. Germain. (subscriber access)
  • Board of adjustment upholds Carlin Lake Club zoning decision
    The Vilas County Board of Adjustment, at the end of nearly three and a half hours of testimony and discussion, last week voted unanimously to uphold the interpretation of a county zoning ordinance as it pertains to plans for hauling water from the Carlin Club well in Presque Isle. (subscriber access)
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