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DNR hears concerns over Rest Lake dam
The state Department of Natural Resources heard from dozens of concerned citizens Saturday about a plan to alter water levels on the Manitowish chain of lakes.Jonathan Anderson photograph

The state Department of Natural Resources heard from dozens of concerned citizens Saturday about a plan to alter water levels on the Manitowish chain of lakes.

Jonathan Anderson photograph

Concerned citizens packed the Manitowish Waters Town Hall on Saturday to voice their views on a plan that would alter water levels above and below the Rest Lake dam. (Subscriber access)

Monday, August 18, 2014

AV-W shelter gains traction

A plan to build a shelter at the Arbor Vitae-Woodruff School is moving forward. (Public access)

Monday, August 18, 2014

School lunch prices on the rise

Lakeland-area schools have increased their hot lunch prices for the upcoming school year, as the federal government upped its subsidy for free-and-reduced meals. (Public access)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Few primary surprises in Northwoods

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke handily won Tuesday’s partisan primary in Oneida and Vilas counties and across the state, becoming the first woman to be nominated for governor in a major political party. (Public access)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The importance of your vote

Wisconsin’s partisan primary is Tuesday, Aug. 12. – the day when voters will narrow the field of candidates by political party for the fall general election. (Public access)


Monday, August 11, 2014

Judge walks back in Moustakis case

A judge has reversed his decision to fully throw out a lawsuit Vilas County District Attorney Albert Moustakis filed to block release of records about him sought by The Lakeland Times. (Subscriber access)

Monday, August 11, 2014

Phelps man sentenced in Vilas child porn case
A Phelps man facing 10 felony counts of possession of child pornography carrying maximum prison terms of 25 years and $100,000 fines each will serve just a fraction of the time after accepting a plea agreement in Vilas County Circuit Court Thursday, July 31. (Subscriber access)
Monday, August 4, 2014

Vilas County board approves propane contract for squad cars

The Vilas County board at its regular meeting July 22 officially entered into an agreement with Amerigas of Eagle River to supply propane for the county’s law enforcement vehicles. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lakeland Airport Commission approves roof bid

The Lakeland Airport Commission Thursday approved a bid for repairs to the airport terminal roof. (Public access)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Oneida, Vilas residents: Tax payment second installments are due July 31
The second installment of the 2013 Oneida and Vilas county property tax bills is due by July 31.  
Monday, July 28, 2014

Vilas County Board amends land use Plan

Arbor Vitae town chairman Frank Bauers said he had all 300 chairs used for special events at the town hall out for Tuesday’s meeting of the Vilas County Board of Supervisors. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Judge tosses Moustakis lawsuit

A judge has fully dismissed a lawsuit Vilas County District Attorney Albert Moustakis filed to block release of documents about him, and an appeal is possible. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mangerson replacement named

Gov. Scott Walker this week named a replacement for a state Court of Appeals post with Northwoods ties. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Two transported after near drowning incident in Star Lake
A 47-year-old woman was flown to Asprirus Hospital in Wausau for immediate medical treatent for a near-drowning incident Tuesday afternoon.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Budget work for 2015 begins in Vilas County

In a press release last week, Vilas County Finance Committee chairman Mark Rogacki had good news for Vilas County residents. (Public access)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lakeland Airport manager to get estimates for terminal roof
Over the course of the last year or so, several improvements have been made to the interior of the terminal at the Lakeland Airport. 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Judge rules against Moustakis in records case
A judge this week ruled Vilas County District Attorney Albert Moustakis cannot use the courts to prevent disclosure of records about him.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Vilas County judge applied for appeals court
Judge Neal Nielsen IIIJudge Neal Nielsen III
When Judge Mark Mangerson retires this month from the state Court of Appeals, someone will have to carry out the four years remaining on his term.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Temporary lights
If you're headed north on U.S. Highway 51 toward Manitowish Waters, you will find some delays caused by construction.

We ask that you drive safely, always watching for construction signs ... and most importantly - slow down and give the workers a "brake."

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Gossip triggered government search of Sowinski property
It was April 2010, the calm before a May storm, and federal and state agents in northern Wisconsin were putting the final touches on their investigation of alleged wildlife poisoning activities. (Public access)
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Area Fourth of July Events
The annual Fourth of July celebrations across the greater Lakeland area have been scheduled.

The following is a complete list of all the events on the Fourth of July and this weekend ...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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