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Vilas County among those preparing for 'new' family care
The passage in July of the 2015-17 budget for the state of Wisconsin and what it means for residents of northeast Wisconsin and more precisely those in Forest, Oneida and Vilas counties, was a topic of discussion at last week's meeting of the Vilas County board's social services committee. (Subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Foster care issue in Vilas County in critical shape
Vilas County's social services committee met with state officials Monday to discuss funding for substitute care. (Subscriber access)
Friday, August 21, 2015

Problems with Indiana BP refinery affect Lakeland fuel prices
Crude oil prices continue to drop, but in the last week the price of gas at the pump hasn't followed suit, not only in the Lakeland area but other parts of Wisconsin. (Subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

LUHS board to rework administrator job description
The Lakeland Union High School Board of Education met Thursday to continue developing a long-term administrative leadership model. (Subscriber access)
Monday, August 17, 2015

Vilas sheriff introduces resolution for seven vehicles
The Vilas County Law Enforcement Committee on Monday approved four resolutions for equipment in the sheriff's office and jail. The proposals will now be sent to the finance committee for consideration. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Jet traffic down, jet fuel sales up at Lakeland Airport
The sale of jet fuel at Lakeland Airport in Arbor Vitae is on the rise. (Subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Lawmakers ignore Times' open records request
Three lawmakers who led the recent ill-fated attack on the state's open records laws have failed to respond to a request by The Lakeland Times for all their correspondence and legislation-related records during the closing days of work on the state budget.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Moustakis loses again in bid to keep records sealed
A state Court of Appeals has rejected one effort by Vilas County district attorney Albert Moustakis to keep Department of Justice records about him sealed. (Subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Vilas County looking at substitute care costs
In February the Vilas County Board of Supervisors approved the creation of a position for an additional child protective services worker in the county's social services department. (Subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Highway departments honor fallen worker
For three blocks they stretched Saturday morning, parked at an angle down one side of Second Street in downtown Tomahawk from Somo Street to the Wisconsin River just past Prospect Street. They were mostly larger trucks, some with plow blades attached. They were yellow, orange, red, white and tan in color, each with the logo of a county highway department on their doors. (Subscriber access)
Friday, July 31, 2015

Absenteeism, fights continue to decline at LUHS
Several years ago, the Lakeland Union High School Board of Education directed the administration to crack down on attendance and other disciplinary issues. Much of that responsibility was handed to Justin Szews, the school's assistant principal. (Subscriber access)
Friday, July 31, 2015

Vilas board hears from Tiffany about NR115
The Vilas County Board of Supervisors voted nearly unanimously last month to oppose an amendment to the state budget involving the standards for regulating existing structures in shoreland areas, regulations which Vilas County officials said contradicted adopted standards in Wisconsin Administrative Code NR 115. " ... to the detriment of the environmental quality and orderly development of Vilas County." (Subscriber access)
Friday, July 31, 2015

Vilas highway committee talks new trucks
With Vilas County's 2016 budget process underway, the county board's highway committee has given Jarred Maney, the county's highway commissioner, authorization to gather information and provide budget estimates for the purchase of four new tandem axle trucks. (Subscriber access)
Friday, July 31, 2015

DNR drowns water division in reorganization
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources unveiled a significant reorganization Tuesday, among other things abolishing its water division and moving its major environmental management programs into a newly minted bureau. (Public access)
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Vilas County committee considering separating highway commissioner and patrol superintendent positions
Four years ago, Vilas County consolidated its highway commissioner and patrol superintendent positions into one. Since that time, Jarred Maney has served as the county's highway commissioner. (Subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

County panel tweaks regs for boathouses, piers
Oneida County has a habit of twiddling around with its ordinances governing piers and boathouses - they've argued about them for years - and the county's zoning panel was back at it again recently at a public hearing in Woodruff. (Subscriber access)


Friday, July 24, 2015

Vilas County Highway Department sending a truck for funeral
Vilas County will be one of Wisconsin's 72 counties to be represented at the funeral Saturday of a 20 year veteran of the Lincoln County Highway Department killed while on the job July 14.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

VC law enforcement committee hears from rec officer

In 2014, the Vilas County Board of Supervisors took action to create a recreational patrol officer position. The duties of the position were to include patrolling the county’s forests to help prevent timber theft and providing courses in hunting, ATV and snowmobile safety. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

State Technology Council meets in Minocqua

The Wisconsin Technology Council’s board of directors held its quarterly meeting at the Marshfield Clinic in Minocqua last Tuesday. The council discussed rural health care, the outcome of state budget deliberations and Wisconsin’s non-compete employment laws. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Effort by NRTC to build logging cars hits another snag

The recently approved and signed 2015-17 state budget doesn’t include earmarks to build logging cars for the timber industry in parts of northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s upper peninsula. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Vilas sheriff looking to replace nine aging patrol vehicles

A Vilas County committee is considering when to replace some of the vehicles in the sheriff’s office patrol fleet. (Subscriber access)

Friday, July 17, 2015

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