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Vilas County Highway Committee approves preliminary budget
The Vilas County Highway Committee approved a preliminary budget for 2017 Tuesday that will now go, along with every other proposed department budget, to the county board's finance committee. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 22, 2016

Conditional use permit approved
After a public hearing was held Monday, July 18 by the Vilas County Zoning and Planning Commission, it appears Russ Davis' concept for a 60 unit campground in Sayner will come to fruition. Originally addressed at a Town of Plum Lake board meeting on July 5, in spite of some public aversion, the campground has been approved by the county. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 22, 2016

Volunteer drivers needed for Lakeland area
The lakeland area is in need of volunteer drivers to assist in delivering meals to senior citizens in the area.

The programs's goal is to have three routes, allowing average drive times to hover around two hours, one day a week. Currently, the program has two routes with volunteers putting in longer hours. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Eagle River man accepts plea agreement on 38 forgery counts
A 24-year-old Eagle River man facing a total of 38 counts of forgery and seven counts of fraudulent use of a credit card in Oneida and Vilas counties will serve time in the Vilas County Jail instead of prison after a judge placed him on probation for five years July 7. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 22, 2016

July MHLT School Board notes:
In a succinct Minocqua-Hazelhurst-Lake Tomahawk July School Board meeting on Tuesday, July 19, members of the board addressed a variety of issues from recent resignations to the kickoff of summer school classes. While July's meeting was with little deliberation from the five person board, a fast approaching school year saw mention of a few key issues. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 22, 2016

Boulder Junction Public Library 'Art in the Library'call for artists
The Boulder Junction Public Library is now accepting applications for future "Art in the Library" exhibits. The library is now accepting applications for the November/December, January/February and March/April exhibits. Exhibit Applications are due to the library by Friday, Aug. 19. The exhibit can be a single artist or a group of artists representing a theme or medium.
Friday, July 22, 2016

LUHS weighs responsibility of stage replacement
Lakeland Union High School's finance committee found a new topic of discussion on the agenda during Tuesday's meeting. The school's auditorium stage is 60 years old and no longer fits the needs of the groups who use it.

It does, however, fit the needs of the school itself. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 22, 2016

New owners take over Minocqua Antique Show
Northstar Collective is excited to announce their acquisition of the very successful Minocqua Antique Show Sept. 3. The show has been going for over 35 years and has been a favorite of locals in trying to find that hard to find treasure.
Friday, July 22, 2016

LdF to confer with Minocqua on shared road repair
One of the victims of recent area storms is Blackhawk Trail, a gravel roadway positioned on the town line of Minocqua and Lac du Flambeau off of Highway 70.

Ownership of the roadway, unusually, is split by the two townships down the centerline of the road - Lac du Flambeau owns the northern half and Minocqua owns the southern. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Committee gets conceptual look at courthouse project
As the planning for the expansion and renovation of the Vilas County courthouse in Eagle River continues, members of the county board's public property committee, which met last Tuesday, made it quite clear they're watching the cost. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

LdF citizen group promotes greater understanding of town governance
A small group of Lac du Flambeau residents are getting together to promote greater citizen engagement and understanding when it comes to Northwoods town governance. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Woman charged with shoplifting, flushing drugs at jail
A 29-year-old Lac du Flambeau woman has been charged with shoplifting at the Rhinelander Walmart and smuggling a medicine bottle into the Oneida County Jail in a body cavity. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Recreation areas closed due to storm damage
Heavy rain and flash flooding last Monday caused significant damage to portions of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

Forest service personnel are continuing to assess road and trail conditions on the Great Divide and Washburn Ranger Districts of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

DNR Forestry Division welcomes public comment on options for possible headquarters relocation
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has reviewed information submitted by more than 40 communities in northern Wisconsin regarding a possible relocation of forestry division headquarters to that part of the state.

As a result of that review, Hayward, Rhinelander and Wausau have been identified as the department's preferred locations should a decision be made to move the forestry headquarters from its current location within the DNR headquarters in Madison.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Civility returns to Manitowish Waters
Despite several recent controversies that have characterized recent Manitowish Waters Town Board meetings, July's gathering was generally absent of any hostility. Debates over the use of the Rest Lake Park Pavillion, contention relating to construction of the recently completed Hwy. W bridge section and public questioning of the leadership of town board chairman John Hanson did not arise at the July 12 meeting. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 15, 2016

St. Germain considers combining clerk/treasurer positions
In St. Germain, the town clerk and town treasurer are elected positions.

Tom Martens has been town clerk since 1971 while Marion Janssen is in her 10th year as treasurer.

Both were re-elected to their respective positions in 2015. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 15, 2016

Tribal council takes action following moose shooting
The shooting of a moose on tribal land last week has prompted the tribal council for the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians to meet, discuss and take action meant to prohibit future incidents.

On June 21, The Lakeland Times was given photographs of the moose that were posted on the newspaper's outdoors Facebook page. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 15, 2016

Lakeland ATV Club has its connection to Arbor Vitae
It's been a few years in the making, but the town of Woodruff will now be officially linked with Arbor Vitae by way of an all terrain vehicle route.

The Woodruff Town Board approved a final draft of its ATV ordinance Tuesday, which has its origins in an April 2014, annual meeting when it was determined an ATV ordinance for the town would be created when an ATV trail system to the town was in place. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 15, 2016

Hazelhurst joins Lakeland area ATV trend
The Hazelhurst Town Board will hold a public hearing to discuss opening select roads to ATV traffic. The roads in question are Interlocken Road, Bear Lake Road, East Bear Lake Road and a portion of Cedar Falls Road.

If approved, Hazelhurst will join what has become a trend among Lakeland towns to open roads to ATV riders. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 15, 2016

NLS marching band wins 'Discover Manitowish Waters'
The North Lakeland School marching band caught a few eyes at the Manitowish Waters July 4 parade earlier this month.

School administrator Brent Jelinski announced at Monday's school board meeting the band won a category in the Manitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce parade competition - best overall related to the theme of "Discover Manitowish Waters." (subscriber access)

Friday, July 15, 2016


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