The Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge has been given the honor of receiving the 2016 Statewide Conservation Organization of the Year award. The award will be presented at the annual Conservation Congress statewide convention...
Many citizens, businesses and local organizations gathered Saturday at Nicolet College to share knowledge and educate themselves about environmental impacts, organic foods and the future of green energy. (subscriber access)
The Lakeland Union High School Band program has had a packed spring to say the least. Even for their ever-busy director Bill Richter, the last couple months have unusually prolific. (subscriber access)
Clay targets aren't the only thing exploding this season for the Lakeland Union High School trap shooting team. In only its second year in existence, the team's numbers have exploded as well. In 2016, the roster consisted of 12...
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Earlier this month a Wisconsin court of appeals ruled that baiting and feeding deer is allowable even in chronic wasting disease zones so long as the intent is not to hunt.
Earlier this month a Wisconsin court of appeals ruled that baiting and feeding deer is allowable even in chronic wasting disease zones so long as the intention is not to hunt, and, what's more, the burden of proving intent falls on the state.
But that decision by appeals court judge Thomas Hruz, which upheld a circuit court ruling that dismissed a baiting-and-feeding citation, didn't impress the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The agency says baiting and feeding deer in CWD-affected counties is still illegal and it will continue to enforce the code. (subscriber access)
The April Lakeland Union High School Board meeting saw an election of new officers for the next term. Longtime board member Ed Schaub was voted in as president, with others taking officer roles. (subscriber access)
On April 25, both Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced 21 school districts from across the state will be receiving grant funding for construction of fabrication laboratory (fab labs). Lakeland Union High School, Minocqua-Hazelhurst-Lake Tomahawk Elementary School, and North Lakeland are among them, as the Lakeland Area Consortium will receive $49,999 for the building of their new facilities. (subscriber access)
As we report in today's edition, a major controversy has erupted around the Trump administration's decision to not ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which is widely used on fruits and vegetables and which has been linked to numerous neurodevelopmental problems in children, including higher incidences of autism.
The mainstream media and environmental organizations pretty much went berserk, especially given that the Obama administration had approved the ban and it was almost in place before the Trump EPA aborted it.
Is there an emerging national pattern to be found in special House elections, such as the one that just happened in Georgia to fill the reliably Republican House seat once held by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, most recently held by the current secretary of health and human services, Tom Price, and for which, in the first round of voting, a rookie 30-year-old Democrat finished first, 28 points ahead of the Republican former Georgia secretary of state?
Our community has an important decision to make about the availability of compassionate, personalized and affordable healthcare services for local residents. And recent statements about the impact of a proposed 12-bed limited-service hospital in Woodruff by Marshfield Clinic may have left people with inaccurate impressions. We would like to share some facts. (1 comments)
That's the bottom line, and what we've been saying from the day we announced our plans. In fact, that should be the number one priority of any health care organization. Building our own hospital where our physicians will have access to the latest state-of-the-art technology and resources puts us in a position to serve the care needs of the next generation, the kind of care our patients deserve.
That means more access, more affordability and higher quality of care and overall better patient experience delivered by the same trusted physicians our patients have come to know and trust.
Last Saturday an organizational meeting was held at the Granary Restaurant for a newly-forming ATV/UTV club in Boulder Junction. With ATV/UTV registration now outpacing that of snowmobiles in the state, many business owners and others have become interested in having ATV and UTV trails in the Boulder Junction area. (subscriber access)
DNR big game and furbearer expert Nathan Roberts was one of the presenters at the recent Wolf Summit II - Focus on Wisconsin. His focus was on wolf populations and how they were determined as well as the challenges with the current approach and what might be done differently in the future. (subscriber access)
Spring is the time for birding. Join the North Lakeland Discovery Center on May 12 and 13 for the 13th annual Northwoods Birding Festival. This year's festival will begin Friday, May 12 with an evening welcome reception featuring a slideshow by professional photographer and Pike River Studio owner David Heritsch, appetizers provided by the Discovery Center Bird Club and Discovery Center volunteers, and a cash bar sponsored by the Wine and Beer Barn in Manitowish Waters.
Meeting new clients, and guiding them for the first time, is something like a first date. You never know if it will be "one and done" or develop into a longer and more serious relationship. Such was the case on the morning of July 12, 1967 when I arrived at Ed Gabe's Lost Lake Resort to pick up one of my annual musky fishing clients, Dick Crossett of Cincinnati, Ohio. (subscriber access)
There are water plants in our lakes classified as floating leaf - they have broad leaves which grow on stalks rooted in the lake bottom and lie flat on the surface. Then there's the small group of plants which have no stalks, and no roots as we usually imagine them. Mainly, these are duckweeds, and they simply float wherever wind, waves and currents take them. (subscriber access)
Wolf Summit II - Focus on Wisconsin was held last weekend at the Sugar Camp town hall and an overview of the summit was published in last week's edition of The Lakeland Times. This summit was a follow-up to the summit held in Cumberland last September and showcased new presenters with a wealth of information on Wisconsin's wolf population. Due to the large amount of information presented at the summit, this is the first installment in a four-part series covering the speakers at the event. (subscriber access)
Coming off two invitational wins, the Lakeland golf team headed into the first Great Northern Conference meet of the season with confidence.
Competing at the Inshalla Country Club in Tomahawk, the Thunderbirds came away in third place, shooting 344. Rhinelander topped the field with 338, while Medford wasn't far behind, shooting 340. (subscriber access)
Rain again plagued the Lakeland boys' tennis team; this time, however, the matches were nearly completed. The Thunderbirds had already defeated Phillips 7-0 in the first dual of the night and led 6-0 in the second dual of a doubleheader when the rain came Tuesday. (subscriber access)
It wasn't meant to be for the Lakeland softball team Tuesday night. The Thunderbirds traveled to Medford hoping to earn their second Great Northern Conference win, but came up short as the Raiders blew open the game early to a 11-2 victory over the Thunderbirds. (subscriber access)
Our family was heartbroken, to read the news, about the non-renewal of AV-W teacher, Lori Blank. We have known Lori since she started at the old school, and was known as Miss Rushton. I had two boys that were fortunate enough to have had her for a teacher. I feel the school district made a huge mistake in this decision. Good teachers are easy to find, awesome teachers are a rarity. AV-W will be losing an awesome teacher. Lori, thank you for all that you have done, and best of luck to you. You will be greatly missed.
Wow. I was actually shocked to read the paper on April 14.
I have a million things to say but first I want to again praise the "school board" of Mercer. They go above and beyond what a school board does. They attended the all day conference for Wisconsin Association of School Board Members in Madison to advocate for issues in their school districts. Way to go!
During my run for Congress, voters in the 7th Congressional District told me why they planned to vote for Donald Trump - jobs. If we were to believe Trump's tweets, we might think he was making good on his promise. But, 100 days into his presidency, facts show President Trump's job creation plan is failing.
As a lifelong resident of both Lac du Flambeau and Arbor Vitae, which Howard Young and Marshfield Clinic serves, I am very concerned about the future of important health care services in the community where I live.
We would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to the community for coming together to support the fundraiser, Tropical Night in the Northwoods, to benefit the rebuilding of the Lakeland Senior Center. It was an amazing evening of fun, laughter, information and good food.
I read with interest Richard Moore's lead article in the Friday, April 14, 2017 issue of The Lakeland Times detailing the opinion of Judge Thomas Hruz which upheld the lower court's dismissal of a DNR citation for allegedly violating the state statute which forbids bait and feed placement for hunting purposes. This ruling now negates a confusing and unpopular DNR ban on deer feeding. (1 comments)
The 2017 Oneida County Fair Exhibition entry books are now available. The Fair runs Aug. 3-6 at Pioneer Park in Rhinelander. The judging of exhibit items takes place primarily on Thursday, Aug. 3 with photo entries judged prior to the Fair on Wednesday, July 26.
The Lakeland Performing Arts Association is bringing to the stage a multi-instrument phenomenon, Dave Bennett, a clarinet virtuoso who plays electric guitar, piano, drums, and sings. One of the only artists saluting the Roots of Pop, Bennett covers music from the swing era and rock-n-roll to country, Elvis and the Beatles. His performance will be at the Lakeland High School theater in Minocqua at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 12. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Holy Family Circle of Care will offer a new session of GriefShare beginning Monday, May 1. GriefShare offers help and encouragement to those who have experienced a death of their spouse, child, family member of friend.
GriefShare meets for 13 weeks, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church. 8950 County Highway J, Woodruff. There will be no sessions on May 29 and July 4, with the last class held on Aug. 7.
The Lakeland Badger Chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association will be awarding up to five $2,000 scholarships this spring to 2017 graduates of Lakeland Union High School who will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison this coming fall. The Lakeland Badger Chapter encourages graduating seniors to submit a scholarship application which must be completed and returned to the LUHS guidance counselor no later than May 1 in order to be considered.