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St. Germain sets stage...

One option to be voted on in early 2018


Woodruff electors vote...

Funds also taken from Tomahawk Lake Property Owners Assoc.


another year, another...

Youth hunter JJ Albee previews the season


Immortal Interviews

Tribal oral history program launched


The St. Germain Town Board moved forward with its plans regarding the future of the towns red brick school house and community center site during the Nov. 13 meeting. (subscriber access)


2017 deer season comes with changes
This weekend will see woods full of hunters in blaze orange all looking to fill a freezer or to take down a wall-mounter. Those who head out into the woods, though, should be aware of some changes to the hunting season structure this year. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 17, 2017
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News
Oneida County | Vilas County | Business
Oneida adopts $16.3 million tax levy
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors adopted its 2018 budget Tuesday, passing a $16.33 million general property tax levy. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Plum Lake finalizes ambulance service agreement with St. Germain
On Tuesday, the town of Plum Lake Town Board continued its review of an ambulance service agreement with St. Germain. This comes after Oct. 10, when the board sent the draft of the agreement to the town's attorney for review. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Freedom man draws delayed entry of judgment in Minocqua beating case
A 46-year-old Freedom man charged with a felony in connection with an incident in downtown Minocqua July 1 that left a man in a medically induced coma pled no contest to a reduced charge Nov. 7 and received a delayed entry of judgment (DEJ). (subscriber access)

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Town of Minocqua avoids arbitration with police union
The Minocqua Town Board voted last week to side with the union representing Minocqua police officers in a grievance they had regarding paid time off. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Proposed transit program bothers taxi company owners
The Oneida and Vilas County Transit Commission inched closer to instituting a new transportation route for residents of the Northwoods during its meeting on Nov. 13. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Vilas County supervisors get candidacy papers
Vilas County supervisors, meeting Tuesday for the final time in 2017, received their re-election and noncandidacy forms and filing instructions from county clerk Dave Alleman. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Opinions
Hail Mary ... for the Democrats
Twice this week - at least twice this week - Democrats criticizing the state's $3-billion deal with Foxconn referred to the whole thing as Gov. Scott Walker's Hail Mary re-election scheme.

Friday, November 17, 2017
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First 'pre-mortem' of the 2018 elections
American voters, almost invariably dissatisfied with the political status quo, generally endorse change. In 2016, Donald Trump was certainly the candidate of change, and Hillary Clinton, seeking a third consecutive Democratic term in the White House, represented continuity.

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Simpler tax simplification
As you read this, President Trump's tax plan is being debated. Congress will change it. Where this ends, no one knows.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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To be a great president, you first have to like politics
On the consensus list of the most significant American presidents following George Washington, there is a common trait. Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson and Harry Truman -- each of these great leaders was first a very good politician who actually enjoyed politics.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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Enterprise land deal should be rejected
Some people are on the right side of history and some people are on the wrong side of history, and pretty soon we'll find out whether members of the Oneida County Board of Supervisors are racing back to the bygone days of government land grabs or are forging ahead in a new world of expanding property rights.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Why the Left has been so wrong about the Trump Boom
Time magazine's cover story for the week of Nov. 6 is a classic. It blares: "The Wrecking Crew: How Trump's Cabinet Is Dismantling Government As We Know It." The New York Times ran a lead editorial complaining that team Trump is shrinking the regulatory state at an "unprecedented" pace.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Outdoors
Features | Hunting | Fishing
Don't forget to register for the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge
The Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge runs through Dec. 15. Area youth, hunting in Vilas, Oneida, Forest, Lincoln, Price and Iron counties, ages 10-17, are eligible to enter. Youth must also be a full-time resident of Vilas, Oneida or Iron County and must possess a Hunter Education certificate and have been issued a valid state license by the DNR for the appropriate season category.

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Vilas County Boat Patrol keeps lakes safe and healthy
Those who have spent any time of the Eagle River Chain may have noticed the presence of a boat that looks a little more official than the standard craft.

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Fish like a GIRL
Last weekend the DNR held two classes, one on carnivore tracking and one on wolf ecology. Both classes took up the majority of the day and, I have to say, I did not go into the classes with the expectation that I would sign up for a survey block, but that is exactly what happened. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 17, 2017
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traveling trails less traveled
All across the state deer hunters are getting ready to head out into the woods early tomorrow morning and be part of a very long standing tradition: Wisconsin's traditional November gun deer season. And the "getting ready" aspect of this event has for many of the hunters, been taking place for days and even weeks. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 17, 2017
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the lake where you live
It's been cold, seriously cold, for about two weeks, and the forecast calls for at least another week of high temperatures below or just above freezing. As I write this (on Nov. 7) it time to watch the progress of ice formation on Birch Lake, where I live. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Minocqua Gun Club Winter Tough League to start Jan. 4
The Minocqua Gun Club's Winter Tough League starts on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 and runs every Thursday for 10 weeks.

Friday, November 17, 2017
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LT Sports
Sports | Lakeland Union High School | Mercer High School
T-Birds go cold in season opener
WAUSAU - Just eight days after the first day of practice, Lakeland Union High School tipped off its girls' basketball season with a trip to Newman Catholic on Tuesday night. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Lakeland hoopers start the season battling injuries
One of the big storylines for Lakeland Union High School during the fall sports season was how injuries dampened the success for a few teams. That has spilled over into the winter season as the boys' basketball team started practice on Monday. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 17, 2017
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LUHS swimmers get back to work with large goals
Lakeland Union High School's boys' swimmers were the kings of the pool during last year's Great Northern Conference season. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Lakeland runners excel at Nike regional meet
The high school cross country season may have come to an end, but a few runners from Lakeland Union High School are still competing, this time at the Nike Cross Heartland Regionals at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls, S.D. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 17, 2017
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It's time for Packers fans to R-E-L-A-X
The Green Bay Packers earned the first win of the Brett Hundley era on Sunday, albeit against the offensively-challenged Chicago Bears, thanks in part to a botched challenge by John Fox. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Arctic Warrior Snowshoe and Winter Obstacle Course Race on Jan. 13 in St. Germain
Gather your friends for the 2nd annual Arctic Warrior Snowshoe and Winter Obstacle Course Race on Saturday, Jan. 13 in St. Germain.

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Letters
Reader weighs in on hunting age change
To the Editor:

The great Wisconsin tradition of "deer camp" is here. Our camp is approaching 40 years of benign bravado with stories of old buck camps and the hopes of a new great hunt.


Friday, November 17, 2017
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'Before it is too late'
To the Editor:

The history of the Jewish people can be traced genealogically and historically through the Bible, the writings of Josephus and other famed historians, but also, critically important to today's scientifically oriented seekers, through the incredible archeological discoveries of the ruins of ancient Jerusalem and other famous Biblical locations. Decades of digging have produced a treasure trove of exciting findings!


Friday, November 17, 2017
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Disney in Back Thru the Times
To the Editor:

I would like to thank you for publishing (or republishing perhaps) the photo captioned "A Mill in Arbor Vitae" in the Nov. 10, 2017 "Back Thru the Times" section.


Friday, November 17, 2017
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Reader reacts to Book World closing
To the Editor:

I read the news of the closing of all of Book Worlds stores with profound sadness.


Friday, November 17, 2017
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Veteran impressed by LUHS ceremony
To the Editor:

The Veterans Day program at LUHS deeply impressed me. I was deeply moved by the beautiful music of the high school choir, the boys' chorus and the band. Great respect was shown by the students.


Friday, November 17, 2017
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Pay it forward
To the Editor:

I have not written a letter to you but something happened last night (Nov. 6) that still has me thinking about the wonderful world we live in!


Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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Community
Features | Area events calendar | Events/concerts
Widow's Wine Walk on Nov. 18 in Eagle River
The Eagle River Business Association in conjunction with the Eagle River Main Street Program have teamed up for shopping enthusiasts to enjoy an afternoon of shopping and wine sampling in downtown Eagle River, at the first ever "Widow's Wine Walk" from 2 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 18.

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Wooly Wearable Art Exhibit at Presque Isle Community Library
The artist exhibit at the Presque Isle Community Library for November and December is Fresia Stalker, with Wooly Wearable Art. Stalker has an Etsy shop at Wandering Tracks Fine Knits.

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Boulder Junction Public Library offers 'Food for Fines' in November and December
In honor of the holiday spirit, the Boulder Junction Public Library is giving patrons who owe fines the opportunity to reduce or erase them while helping out those in need at the same time. This is a unique chance for patrons to return long overdue items without worrying about the burden of paying the fines or to clear their record if it is blocked because of fines.

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Volunteers needed at Northwoods Wildlife Center
Do you love the Northwoods and the wildlife that we share it with? Northwoods Wildlife Center is currently looking for year-round, friendly, outgoing greeter and tour guide volunteers to tell the amazing story of the native wildlife species and the work done at the center.



Friday, November 17, 2017
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Ladies Night Out in downtown Minocqua on Nov. 17
The first annual Ladies Night Out event is sure to be a fun filled evening full of shopping, mingling, and laughter. Sponsored by the Minocqua Island Business Association, (MIBA), there are currently 26 downtown Minocqua businesses singed up to participate.

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Stocking for Soldiers and Veterans runs through Dec. 1
Send troops and local veterans a little taste of home for the holidays. Bolger Funeral Home is proud to be one of more than 800 exclusive Veterans & Family Memorial Care funeral home providers across America participating in the 10th annual VFMC Christmas Stocking for Soldiers and Veterans initiative.

Friday, November 17, 2017
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