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October 17, 2017

Substitute care in Vilas County remains a challenge
In 2014, the Vilas County board budgeted for 2015 $650,000 in the county social services budget for substitute care, which includes adoption and foster care. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Vilas County Courthouse exterior to receive partial restoration
As part of his progress report to the Vilas County Public Property Committee on Tuesday, Samuels Group - the contractor working on the renovations - vice president Kurt Berner revealed the entrance to the building which faces Court Street will be restored to its 1930s appearance when work is completed. (subscriber access)
Friday, October 13, 2017

Vilas County supervisors compromise on compensation
With the Oneida County board's administration committee looking to revamp pay and compensation for supervisors, Vilas County supervisors last week approved a compromised on a resolution regarding supervisor pay. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Vilas County supervisors OK resolution for security plan
The Vilas County board approved Tuesday a resolution allowing the board's public property committee to budget for and implement a courthouse access and security plan. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 29, 2017

Oneida-Vilas transit commission to get funds
In an effort to cut costs, the Oneida and Vilas Transit Commission, the board of directors who oversee Northwoods Transit Connections (NTC), last week approved changes in how NTC will operate. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 29, 2017

One step forward, and another back
The Vilas County Highway Committee heard arguments in support of and against Manitowish Waters Bike Trail (MWBT) Inc's proposed cycling trail improvements during its meeting Tuesday. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 22, 2017

Rentals to rise?
"This was not well thought out. The way the language has been put into the bill did not deal with the issue in any manor where anybody would have the ability to deal with the issues which could be created out of this problem." (subscriber access)
Friday, September 15, 2017

Locking down
The Vilas County Public Property Committee passed a resolution to increase security at the courthouse during the meeting on Sept. 12. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 15, 2017

One step closer
On Tuesday the Vilas County Human Resources and Law Enforcement committees furthered chief deputy Patrick Schmidt's goal of tossing out his departments pay based on performance system. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 8, 2017

Vilas County sheriff's office releases boater's name
The Vilas County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man reported missing last week in the town of Phelps.
Friday, September 8, 2017

Vilas County Board shoots down zoning resolution
When the Wisconsin legislature, through its adoption of Act 55 in the 2015-17 state budget, amended Wisconsin's shoreland protection program (NR 115), individual counties lost their ability to regulate lake lot frontage widths. (Subscriber access)
Friday, September 1, 2017

Vilas Sheriff's Department proposes policy change
"This is the quickest road to corruption you can get. It doesn't work and hasn't in quite some time."

Those were the harsh words chief deputy Patrick Schmidt had for the current system of evaluating county police in a joint meeting of the Vilas County Human Resources and Law Enforcement Committees on Monday afternoon. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 1, 2017

Addition to Vilas County courthouse open for business
Vilas County board chairman Ron DeBruyne, at last week's county board meeting, gave an update on the courthouse addition project as he's done for the past several months of construction. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Vilas County VSO briefs the county board
Mike Biszak, Vilas County's veterans service officer, has been in that position for a little more than four years. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Fire in Conover Sunday a complete loss
At 10:49 a.m. on Aug. 27, the Vilas County Sheriff's Office received 911 call reporting a structure fire at 4955 CTH S in the Township of Conover, Vilas County.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Vilas board adds two deputies for 2018
At the end of Tuesday's meeting of the Vilas County board, supervisor Gerald Burkett said what transpired during the meeting was "government at its finest." (subscriber access)
Friday, August 25, 2017

Vilas County Land and Water Committee passes shoreland resolution
At issue for the Vilas County Land and Water Conservation Committee for over a year has been a resolution, which came through in various forms over that time, regarding a wish to return local control of shoreland zoning.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Public property committee hears courthouse update
The Vilas County Board's Public Property Committee heard an update on the Vilas County Courthouse at the Tuesday meeting. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 11, 2017

Vilas County takes a step toward leaving ADRC of the Northwoods
The Vilas County board last week approved a resolution authorizing the county's Commission on Aging to submit a notice of intent to submit an application to operate an aging and disability resource center (ADRC). (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Vilas County continues to discuss drug epidemic
As is standard for the Vilas County Public Health committee, another conversation about drug issues in Vilas County was had at their Wednesday meeting.

Committee chairman Erv Teichmiller began the conversation by asking if anybody has any updates on the state of drug use in Vilas County. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Vilas County board buys property near Conover
On Tuesday, the Vilas County board Tuesday approved a resolution for the purchase of 17.5 acres of land near the town of Conover. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 28, 2017

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