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State Rep. Beth Meyers holds listening session in Lac du Flambeau
Abbey McEnroe/Lakeland TimesState Rep. Beth Meyers, far center, listens and takes notes as her constituents voice their concerns at a listening session on April 28 in Lac du Flambeau.
Abbey McEnroe/Lakeland Times

State Rep. Beth Meyers, far center, listens and takes notes as her constituents voice their concerns at a listening session on April 28 in Lac du Flambeau.
State Representative Beth Meyers of the 74th Assembly District stopped by Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council in Lac du Flambeau on Friday, April 28 to allow her constituents to voice their concerns regarding Governor Scott Walker's proposed budget. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 5, 2017

Oneida, Vilas counties looking at possible medical examiner contract to start in 2019
Over the past several years, Vilas County has explored contracting with Oneida County for medical examiner services but as of yet the two counties have been unable to come to an agreement. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Northwoods Super Shopper moving to Wednesday distribution Starting June 7
The Northwoods Super Shopper is a direct mail piece, total market coverage shopper with a 27,500 distribution delivered to the homes of a substantial portion of Oneida and Vilas counties.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Social Services discusses unborn child abuse judgment decision
Vilas County Social Services met Tuesday to discuss how the recent unborn child abuse judgment decision will affect the services they can provide and the actions they can take involving pregnant women.

On April 28, a federal court in Wisconsin ruled a state law allowing the detention, forced treatment and incarceration of pregnant women as unconstitutional. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Eagle River teen accused of terrorist threats against NPHS
An 18-year-old Northland Pines High School student is facing two felony and three misdemeanor charges in Vilas County Circuit Court after another student allegedly overheard him talking to other students about wanting to "shoot up the school on the last day." (subscriber access)
Friday, May 19, 2017

Vilas County Highway Committee to look at road funding options
The Vilas County board's highway committee will receive more information at its June 20 meeting regarding funding options to repair a stretch of County Highway B in the Land O'Lakes area.

County highway commissioner Nick Scholtes had the matter on Tuesday's agenda as a "heads up"-type item. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Walleyes for Tomorrow banquet scheduled for June 8
The fourth annual Headwaters Basin Chapter of Walleyes for Tomorrow dinner banquet will be held on June 8 at the White Oak Grill in Manitowish Waters. Only 225 tickets will be sold for the event. Tickets are $85 and are good for dinner and into the door prize drawings. Many prize boards will be available and there is something for everyone to win.
Friday, May 19, 2017

LdF, Minocqua hosts 31st WIEA conference
The Wisconsin Indian Education Association hosted its 31st annual conference in various locations throughout the Northwoods last weekend. The 2-day event consisted of workshops, a youth color run/walk, pow wow, and an awards ceremony, among a variety of other events for attendees. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 19, 2017

North Lakeland school Board approves carpet bid
The North Lakeland School Board received a total of three carpet bids, however only two bids met the established deadline.
Friday, May 19, 2017

Lakeland ATV Club gets closer to trail-opening goal
In late April, Vilas County's parks and recreation director Dale Mayo announced the eastern portion of the county's all terrain vehicle/utility vehicle route system was to open May 6. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

VCEDC asks town leaders to save the date
The Vilas County Economic Development Corporation will host a workshop-listening session for elected officials on June 20. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Survey shows buck kill up, hunters still unsatisfied
The buck harvest numbers released by the Department of Natural Resources after the nine-day gun deer season last year showed the buck kill up by 30 percent in the Northern Forest Region. Still, most hunters said their hunting experience that season was poor to extremely poor in the Northwoods. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 12, 2017

Vilas County looks to add labor in highway, parks and rec. departments
The Vilas County Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee spent a good portion of the May 3 meeting discussing potential employment additions to both the parks and recreation department and the highway department. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Manitowish Waters Plan Commission continues comprehensive plan update
The Manitowish Waters Plan Commission met Tuesday and spent the vast majority of the meeting updating their comprehensive plan for community development. This has been an ongoing process over the past six months, with a finalized draft expected as soon as June. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 5, 2017

Vilas County partners with Master Gardeners, LdF Youth Center for GardenWise program
Vilas County and Master Gardeners will team up this summer to teach kids about nutrition and gardening. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 5, 2017

Eagle River man found not guilty of sexual assault
A Vilas County jury deliberated for more than four hours April 28 before finding a 36-year-old Eagle River man not guilty on three counts of first-degree sexual assault with a dangerous weapon following a five-day jury trial. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 5, 2017

Eastern Vilas County ATV route to open May 6
The eastern portion of the Vilas County all terrain vehicle/utility vehicle route system will officially open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 6.

Vilas County's parks and recreation director Dale Mayo said the current system connects the towns of St. Germain, Lincoln, Eagle River, Conover, Phelps, Land O' Lakes with Forest County. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Vilas County illicit drug use prompts extensive discussion
Members of the Vilas County Board's tribal concerns committee last month vowed to come right at the rest of the Vilas County Board with the illegal illicit drug use in Vilas County. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lac du Flambeau Town Board, tribal council meet
A committee from the tribal council for the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and another from the town of Lac du Flambeau will meet in the near future to begin work on a new agreement between the two governing bodies. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CDAC recommends antlerless tags in Vilas and Oneida counties
Both Vilas and Oneida counties' County Deer Advisory Committees (CDAC) recommended some antlerless tags be available in their respective counties in last month's CDAC meetings, but Vilas County's recommendation changed at last week's final recommendation meeting. As would be expected, public reaction to each decision was mixed, as were the feelings of members of each committee. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Road construction on Hwy M begins Monday, April 24
Road construction on County Highway M between US Hwy 51 and County Highway N in Vilas County will begin on Monday, April 24. CTH M will be closed to thru traffic and there will be a signed detour.
Friday, April 21, 2017

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