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'What's the next big thing for Boulder Junction?'
Thursday evening's public hearing for a new downtown plaza in Boulder Junction found a packed house and most in attendance appeared against the idea. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Vilas County cleaning up ATV use on trails
The topic of ATV use on public property has been a hot-button issue in the Northwoods in recent years.

Vilas County implemented new trails for ATV and UTV use roughly a year and a half ago, and apparently they are starting to pay dividends. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Vilas County Highway Committee to try for one additional employee
The Vilas County board's highway committee is going to try to add one person to its staff as part of the 2017 budget process.

That was the conclusion reached Thursday at the end of a nearly 30-minute discussion on the matter at the committee's most recent meeting. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Work commended of curriculum committee, connections program
The district administrators and board presidents of the Lakeland Area Consortium schools gatherered Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the high school to touch on a range of topics from data collection, shared staffing and discussion of timeline development for the special education program. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Ike Walton Lake Association seeks support from Lac du Flambeau board
The Lac du Flambeau Town Board convened on Wednesday with a couple main topics on the docket.

The Ike Walton Lake Association submitted a petition in regards to Vilas County zoning issues due to Act 55, which was passed in July 2015. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Presque Isle Fire Co. gets new ambulance for first time since 2000
The shelf life of an ambulance isn't long. They often get taken out of service after about five years.

In Presque Isle, the fire department relied on the same ambulance since 2000. The shocks were starting to go - something that is not necessarily appealing to someone in pain on the way to the hospital - and it was time to get a new one. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Vilas County sheriff, LdF police investigating woman's death
Personnel with the Vilas County sheriff's office and Lac du Flambeau Police Department are investigating the death of a woman who's body was found in Lac du Flambeau during the early morning hours of Sept. 22...(subscriber access)
Monday, September 26, 2016

Scott Walker conducts 'listening session' at Lincoln town hall
Governor Scott Walker was in the Eagle River area Tuesday and one of the things on his agenda was a "listening session" at the Lincoln town hall with members of the public. The event was closed to media.

"A simple question in each of these is, 'Where do you want Wisconsin to be 20 years from now?'" he told The Lakeland Times after the session. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Committee finally agrees on squad car recommendation for sheriff's budget
The Vilas County Budget and Finance Committee finally came to some form of consensus for their recommendation of a sheriff's department budget to submit to the county board next month. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 23, 2016

Northwoods Transit Connections considers options for adding routes
The executive committee of the Oneida and Vilas Transit Commission met Monday afternoon to discuss the possibility of Northwoods Transit Connections leasing two buses from Kalmar Community and Senior Center in Eagle River. This move would allow the transit commission to offer additional routes open to the public throughout Oneida and Vilas counties. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 23, 2016

Vilas County committee continues to research revolving loan options
The Vilas County Economic Development and Tourism Committee met Thursday and continued discussions to offer revolving loan options for local business startups. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Head-on collision in Vilas County results in two fatalities
Two Vilas County residents were killed Wednesday in a head-on collision in the town of Cloverland.

Vilas County Sheriff's Office received a wireless 911 call regarding a two vehicle head-on accident on State Highway 70 just east of Shady Lane.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

No serious injuries in rollover on County Highway D near St. Germain
An Eagle River man was injured Thursday in a rollover on County Highway D not far from St. Germain.

According to the Oneida County Sheriff's office, Robin Braasch, 28, was driving a 2001 Honda CRV when it left the road and rolled over into a ditch and treeline.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Committee to allow Northwoods Transit Connections to house buses at River Street storage facility
The Oneida County Buildings and grounds Committee gave the OK last week for Northwoods Transit Connections buses to be housed at the county's River Street storage facility. Previously, when buses were owned and operated by the Oneida County Department on Aging, the buses were stored at no cost, officials said. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Steelwork bids approved for courthouse
With the demolition portion of the Vilas County courthouse expansion project completed for the most part, the county board's public property committee approved bids Tuesday for the next phase of the $10 million project. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 16, 2016

St. Germain Town Board approves step toward land acquisition
Voters in the town of St. Germain will be asked in November whether or not the town should buy nearly 39 acres of land the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is selling. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 16, 2016

Plum Lake town supervisor resigns
Plum Lake town chairman Will Maines was doing anything he could to avoid item 14 on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting of the Plum Lake Town Board.

There were other matters to be dealt with during the hour-long meeting and they were. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 16, 2016

AV-W presented with psych services solution
Arbor Vitae-Woodruff School has been looking for a school psychologist for almost a year and thanks to a willing group of local professionals, a solution has come forward. Working with three separate individuals offering different specialties, the school can finally move forward with much needed services. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 16, 2016

Cardinal resigns as water patrol officer
At the Sept. 13 Manitowish Waters Town Board meeting, it was announced that Dan Cardinal would be stepping down from his position as water safety patrol officer. The former DNR state forest ranger served in the role for four years. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 16, 2016

Northwoods Transit Connections' ridership numbers on the rise
More people are taking advantage of the Northwoods Transit Connections, so many that transit director Jim Altenburg's service may need more staff and buses.

Altenburg gave a ridership report at Friday's meeting of the Oneida and Vilas County Transit Commission. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 16, 2016


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