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FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH ON U.S. HIGHWAY 51
Photo by Dean Hall/The Lakeland Times Hwy. 51 is closed for a time with traffic rerouted from the south to County Highway M to Boulder Junction to County Hwy. K to County Hwy H and then north on Bakken Rd to Hwy. 51.
Photo by Dean Hall/The Lakeland Times
Hwy. 51 is closed for a time with traffic rerouted from the south to County Highway M to Boulder Junction to County Hwy. K to County Hwy H and then north on Bakken Rd to Hwy. 51.
One person is dead following the collision of tractor/trailer truck and a minivan Tuesday afternoon.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Vilas County board to consider increased general fund use for project
The Vilas County board's public property committee has signed off on a resolution to use another $650,000 from the county's general fund for the ongoing courthouse expansion project. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 13, 2017

Vilas County tables FSC certification for the time being
The Vilas County Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee has chosen to table the possibility of certifying county lumber through the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) until a later time. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 13, 2017

Former County G landfill employee files lawsuit
The multi-municipality Vilas County consortium that makes up the Landfill Venture Group is being sued by a former employee.

The civil action is brought by Thea Mansavage, fired by the LVG's executive committee on March 2, 2015. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Vilas County passes on hiring expensive campground consultant
Vilas County parks and recreation administrator Dale Mayo received a bit of a shock at last week's forestry, recreation and land committee meeting when committee member Jay Verhulst invited a consultant to review the Torch Lake RV Park business plan. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Vilas County updates zoning and planning administrator job description
It has been nearly five years since the Vilas County Zoning and Planning administrator job description has been updated. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Two injured in Phelps furnace explosion
Two people were hurt Friday morning, one of them severely, in the explosion of a furnace at Phelps Cast, a foundry in the town of Phelps owned by Bernsten Foundry, based in Madison.
Friday, January 6, 2017

St. Germain drops shooting range discussion
St. Germain will not get a new shooting range.

During a town board meeting Tuesday, supervisor John Vojta told board members the St. Germain Sportsmen's Club has decided to forgo establishing of a public shooting range. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 30, 2016

Illinois man killed in Vilas snowmobile accident (UPDATED)
A 63-year-old Illinois man was killed Monday in a snowmobile crash in the town of Arbor Vitae.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Snowmobile fatality in Arbor Vitae last night
At 8:25 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 26, the Vilas County Sheriff's Office received a wireless 911 call reporting a snowmobile crash on trail 6 along Vandercook Rd in the Town of Arbor Vitae.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Six cases of pertussis confirmed in Vilas County
Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, has hit Vilas County with six confirmed cases. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Milanowski set to take office as Vilas County DA
A familiar face is taking on a new job in 2017.

Longtime Vilas County corporation counsel head Martha Milanowski is set to assume office as the county's district attorney effective Jan. 1. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Vilas County approves third bid pack for courthouse project
The new addition to the Vilas County courthouse took another step towards completion on Monday. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 23, 2016

Vilas County Highway Committee hears more building improvements
The Vilas County Highway Committee will look at bids for suspended ceilings and information technology improvements next month at the highway department's main building in Eagle River. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 23, 2016

Northwoods Transit panel discusses finances, mechanic shop prospects
Financial matters were on the agenda Dec. 16 when the Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission met for its December meeting. Vilas County supervisor, Erv Teichmiller, the group's chairperson, said there is adequate funding at this time for all bills. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 23, 2016

Cause of death determined in murder of Phelps woman
After nearly seven months of waiting for results to come back from the crime lab in Madison, the Vilas County Sheriff's Office now has confirmed the cause of death of Luann Beckman. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Eliason hearing adjourned 'indefinitely' after conference call
A motion hearing in the securities fraud case against St. Germain businessmen David and Brian Eliason, scheduled for Dec. 8 in Vilas County Circuit Court, was adjourned indefinitely following a telephone conference call between the attorneys and Judge Leon Stenz the morning of Dec. 7. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 16, 2016

Vilas County snowmobile trails now open
Snowmobile trails in Vilas County opened yesterday at noon. Riders should expect to encounter early season conditions on the trails. With the recent cold weather and snow, local snowmobile clubs have been working hard to get the trails into shape.
Friday, December 16, 2016

Vilas County forestry tables FSC certification discussion
The Vilas County Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee has tabled the possibility of gaining certification through the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for at least one more month. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Negotiations to continue on Rest Lake boat ramp
With little discussion of the proposed bike trail expansion, the Manitowish Waters Planning Commission turned their attention elsewhere during the Dec. 6 meeting. The hot topic of the evening was a repaving of the Rest Lake Park boat landing which has fallen into a near unusable state, according to many Manitowish Waters residents. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 9, 2016

Vilas County vote recount a smooth process
Vilas County's vote recount of the Nov. 8 presidential election ballots got underway Monday. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 9, 2016


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