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September 23, 2017

One step forward, and another back
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At a meeting Tuesday, the Vilas County Highway Committee heard arguments in support of and against Manitowish Waters Bike Trail Incís proposed cycling trail improvements.
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At a meeting Tuesday, the Vilas County Highway Committee heard arguments in support of and against Manitowish Waters Bike Trail Incís proposed cycling trail improvements.
The Vilas County Highway Committee heard arguments in support of and against Manitowish Waters Bike Trail (MWBT) Inc's proposed cycling trail improvements during its meeting Tuesday. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 22, 2017


Rentals to rise?
"This was not well thought out. The way the language has been put into the bill did not deal with the issue in any manor where anybody would have the ability to deal with the issues which could be created out of this problem." (subscriber access)
Friday, September 15, 2017

Locking down
The Vilas County Public Property Committee passed a resolution to increase security at the courthouse during the meeting on Sept. 12. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 15, 2017

One step closer
On Tuesday the Vilas County Human Resources and Law Enforcement committees furthered chief deputy Patrick Schmidt's goal of tossing out his departments pay based on performance system. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 8, 2017

Vilas County sheriff's office releases boater's name
The Vilas County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man reported missing last week in the town of Phelps.
Friday, September 8, 2017

Vilas County Board shoots down zoning resolution
When the Wisconsin legislature, through its adoption of Act 55 in the 2015-17 state budget, amended Wisconsin's shoreland protection program (NR 115), individual counties lost their ability to regulate lake lot frontage widths. (Subscriber access)
Friday, September 1, 2017

Vilas Sheriff's Department proposes policy change
"This is the quickest road to corruption you can get. It doesn't work and hasn't in quite some time."

Those were the harsh words chief deputy Patrick Schmidt had for the current system of evaluating county police in a joint meeting of the Vilas County Human Resources and Law Enforcement Committees on Monday afternoon. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 1, 2017

Addition to Vilas County courthouse open for business
Vilas County board chairman Ron DeBruyne, at last week's county board meeting, gave an update on the courthouse addition project as he's done for the past several months of construction. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Vilas County VSO briefs the county board
Mike Biszak, Vilas County's veterans service officer, has been in that position for a little more than four years. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Fire in Conover Sunday a complete loss
At 10:49 a.m. on Aug. 27, the Vilas County Sheriff's Office received 911 call reporting a structure fire at 4955 CTH S in the Township of Conover, Vilas County.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Vilas board adds two deputies for 2018
At the end of Tuesday's meeting of the Vilas County board, supervisor Gerald Burkett said what transpired during the meeting was "government at its finest." (subscriber access)
Friday, August 25, 2017

Vilas County Land and Water Committee passes shoreland resolution
At issue for the Vilas County Land and Water Conservation Committee for over a year has been a resolution, which came through in various forms over that time, regarding a wish to return local control of shoreland zoning.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Public property committee hears courthouse update
The Vilas County Board's Public Property Committee heard an update on the Vilas County Courthouse at the Tuesday meeting. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 11, 2017

Vilas County takes a step toward leaving ADRC of the Northwoods
The Vilas County board last week approved a resolution authorizing the county's Commission on Aging to submit a notice of intent to submit an application to operate an aging and disability resource center (ADRC). (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Vilas County continues to discuss drug epidemic
As is standard for the Vilas County Public Health committee, another conversation about drug issues in Vilas County was had at their Wednesday meeting.

Committee chairman Erv Teichmiller began the conversation by asking if anybody has any updates on the state of drug use in Vilas County. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Vilas County board buys property near Conover
On Tuesday, the Vilas County board Tuesday approved a resolution for the purchase of 17.5 acres of land near the town of Conover. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 28, 2017

Missing woman found early Friday morning in the town of Washington
Authorities in Vilas County used a drone to help find a woman who had been reported missing Thursday evening.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sex offender to be released in Vilas County
A convicted sex offender will be released to Vilas County in August.

According to a press release issued by Vilas County sheriff Joe Fath, Steven Burgess, 41, will be residing on Chickaree Lake Road in Eagle River, Vilas County after Aug. 1.

Friday, July 21, 2017

VCEDC reviews town forum from June 20
The Vilas County Economic Development Corporation discussed Friday the success of its first town forum held on June 20. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Boulder Junction officials want open-meetings charges dismissed
Two current members and one former member of the Boulder Junction Town Board are asking the Vilas County circuit court to dismiss charges that they violated the state's open-meetings law in September 2016. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 14, 2017

Vilas County discusses Torch Lake RV Park
The Vilas County Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee met last Wednesday to discuss the Torch Lake RV Park Campground, among other items. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 11, 2017


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