A local resident had a rough landing on Friday, May 26, when her plane rolled over on Lake Tomahawk. Woodruff Police detective William Nichols responded at the scene. The pilot sustained minor injuries, but was able to walk into...
In recent months, members of Vilas County's tribal concerns committee have committed themselves to doing more about the illicit drug and opioid use issues in the county. (subscriber access)
Vilas County almost was without a highway commissioner until the county board's finance committee took action Monday with 3-2 vote to keep Nick Scholtes. (subscriber access)
Lakeland Union High School softball's first home playoff game in 22 years was well worth the wait. Taking on Colby/Abbotsford Tuesday night, the Thunderbirds rallied from an early deficit to win 23-11 in five innings. (subscriber...
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Lakeland Union High School will be purchasing 8678 Niemi Drive in Minocqua for $134,500 to be used for both athletic and academic purposes.
After being talked about for nearly a decade, a piece of land adjacent to Lakeland Union High School is up for sale, with the school board moving to make the purchase. 8678 Niemi Drive in Minocqua, which borders the western end of the school's property, will be bought for $134,500, after a unanimous board vote. (subscriber access)
The most exciting thing so far about the 2018 gubernatorial race in Wisconsin could be the lack of excitement - more specifically, the lack of an exciting candidate to take on incumbent Gov. Scott Walker. (subscriber access)
For the past two months, the Boulder Junction Town Board has considered separating the town clerk-treasurer position into two separate positions. After a long and fruitless discussion during the board's April meeting, the electors have decided to take the matter into their own hands. (subscriber access)
In a unanimous decision, and in a major victory for advocates of increased special-education funding for autism, the U.S. Supreme Court said in March the nation's school districts must provide an adequate and "appropriately ambitious" education for students with special needs. (subscriber access)
A recent front-page story in The Wall Street Journal proclaims that 3 percent economic growth isn't achievable. We are told that 2 to 2.5 percent growth is the best we can do, because of low labor-force and productivity growth.
It's time for the Oneida County Planning and Development Committee to do its job and make a decision regarding the conditional use permit applied for by Marshfield Clinic to construct a hospital in Minocqua.
If Donald Trump disclosed highly classified state secrets to the Russian ambassador and foreign minister, he may be vulnerable to impeachment - not because he broke the law, which evidently he did not, but because he committed an act that would be considered criminal and perhaps treasonous if perpetrated willfully by any other government official.
The Land and Water Departments of Oneida, Vilas, Iron, Price and Bayfield counties, in conjunction with Lumberjack RC&D Council, the Timberland Invasive Partnership (TIP), the Wisconsin Headwaters Invasives Partnership (WHIP) and the Northwoods Cooperative Weed Management Area (NCWMA) recently held the sixth annual Invasive Species Poster Contest. Students from 36 classes in 22 different schools entered the contest, with a total of 266 posters created. (subscriber access)
The Northwoods Chapter of Let's Go Fishing kicked off the 2017 season at Rocky's Roadhouse last Friday evening by serving fish fries to patrons of Rocky's. This was the fourth fundraiser Let's Go Fishing held at Rocky's Roadhouse, and plans are beginning for next year already. (subscriber access)
We all hear a great deal about aquatic invasive plants in the lakes and rivers. I know I talk about them often, but there are other invasive plants causing just as many problems on dry land. Luckily, there is an organization dedicated to dealing specifically with those plants and helping land owners to rid themselves of invasive pests. (subscriber access)
One of my long-time friends and I spent this year's fishing "opener" doing a lots of reminiscing, which in recent years has become more common than catching lots of fish. Tom and I started fishing the opener together back in the mid-1980s, so it needs not to be said we've seen quite a bit of water pass under our boats and canoes while fishing in a wide variety of weather conditions. (subscriber access)
We know the different trees in our woods by their bark, by their shape, but mainly by their leaves (or needles). It's also the leaves which help us the most to identify the many pondweeds in our lakes. (subscriber access)
Outdoor enthusiasts fortunate enough to see one of Wisconsin's whitetail deer fawns, born between late April and July, are reminded by state wildlife officials to enjoy the wildlife view from afar for the fawn's safety.
COLBY - Heading into regionals as one of the favorites, the Lakeland track teams left proving they were just that. Both boys' and girls' teams took titles Monday night, with the boys topping the field with 188 points over Medford's 144, while the girls earned 125.5 points, with Wittenberg-Birnamwood taking second with 123. (subscriber access)
For the seventh time this season, the Thunderbird golf team came up just short of being on top, and for the sixth time, the Thunderbirds were beaten by Great Northern Conference rival Medford. (subscriber access)
The Mercer track team is picking up steam at just the right time. Competing in a WIAA Division 3 regional meet Monday at Flambeau, the Tigers took third in the girls' division with 96 points. Chequamegon took first place with 167, while Phillips finished in second with 136. (subscriber access)
Heading into its final games of the regular season, the Lakeland girls' soccer team split results to start the week, falling to Wausau Newman on Monday before rebounding on Tuesday to top Amherst. (subscriber access)
It's that time of year again for Lakeland Youth Football sign-up. For those with interest in playing youth football this fall, sign ups will take place at the Brandy Lake Park equipment shed from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31.
After growing up in Minocqua (1980-1998) I moved to Germany in 2002. During my years in Stuttgart, Germany, I have been using the German Health Care System. Besides yearly check ups, issues with the children, a few out-patient surgeries, I mostly used the German Health System to have babies. I have had three.
What is best for Minocqua, Woodruff, and the surrounding area? Howard Young Medical Center has a very rich history in the community that started back in 1977 and historically has been an integral part of the area.
In polls of American historians conducted over the past 17 years by C-SPAN, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt have consistently ranked - along with George Washington - among the three best U.S. presidents. Yet President Lincoln was vilified in life, referred to in print as "the Illinois ape," "the Ourang-Outang at the White House," a baboon, a gorilla, a murderer and a traitor.
All good things must come to an end, and the time has come for Pastor David Jensen of Ascension Lutheran Church in Minocqua to step away. After 34 years, Jensen looks to life beyond the church and reflects on his time spent in the Northwoods. (subscriber access)
Twenty-five years ago Michele and Mike Cozzens decided to take a leap from anything they had ever known and bought a resort in Lac du Flambeau with the idea of transforming it into the world's first disc golf resort. (subscriber access)
One of the things I planned to do, as I considered this year's Memorial Day section, was to give another Gold Star parent the opportunity to talk about their loved one lost in war as a member of the U.S. military. (subscriber access)
First Responders with the Minocqua, Hazelhurst, Woodruff and Arbor Vitae Fire Departments are now some of the best equipped in the nation to save a pet's life. Invisible Fence of Northern Wisconsin has donated four pet oxygen mask kits to the departments.