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Vilas board addresses its standing rules
The next general election cycle for governing bodies at the town and county level is a little over five months away.

With that in mind, the Vilas County Board of Supervisors last week passed a resolution updating its standing rules. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Vilas board votes to bring back Verhulst
The Vilas County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed a former supervisor to serve the remainder of the late Rocco "Rocky" Caffarella's term on the board. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 13, 2015

VC address system under fire
A state law, and a subsequent Vilas County ordinance based on that law, is at the center of a disagreement between the owners of the Alpine Resort in Presque Isle and Vilas County. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Vilas board hears VCEDC update
In addition to approving the county budget for 2016, the Vilas County Board of Supervisors last week heard a presentation from businessman Carl Ruedebusch, chairman of the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 6, 2015

Vilas County sheriff's office adopts new CPR device
Sheriff Joe Fath announced that the Vilas County Sheriff's Department has received a donation of CPR RsQ Assist devices to place in its patrol cars and has purchased additional devices to place in the County Jail.
Friday, November 6, 2015

Walleyes for Tomorrow stocking in Iron, Oneida, Vilas
The Headwaters Basin Chapter of Walleyes for Tomorrow will be stocking extended-growth walleyes in five local lakes this week as part of its ongoing efforts to boost walleye fishing in the Northwoods. (subscriber access)
Friday, October 30, 2015

Vilas board approves 2016 budget
The Vilas County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the county's 2016 budget and accompanying property tax levy. (subscriber access)
Friday, October 30, 2015

Vilas board seeking Arbor Vitae representative
The Arbor Vitae town board this week discussed a letter from the Vilas County Board of Supervisors requesting the panel's help in filling an open seat.

Vilas County Clerk Dave Alleman wrote the letter which was addressed to town chairman Frank Bauers. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ministry Health Care announces job cuts, 'future-sizing'
Ministry Health Care, which owns several medical facilities in Wisconsin including Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff and St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander, in a press release Thursday announced as many as 500 jobs within the system would be cut in its hospitals in Wisconsin.
Friday, October 23, 2015

Judge OKs night deer hunting by six tribes
In the latest turn on a long and winding litigation road, a federal judge has given six Wisconsin Chippewa tribes, including the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, the right to hunt deer at night in the ceded territory, or across most of northern Wisconsin. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Eagle River man accused of sexual assault by knifepoint
A 35-year-old Eagle River man has been charged with committing a sexual assault by knifepoint. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Vilas finance panel approves funding resolution
When the Vilas County Board of Supervisors next meets in regular session one of the items on the agenda will be the county's 2016 budget. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Clear-cut commotion in Manitowish Waters
The Manitowish Waters planning commission voted 4-3 Tuesday to accept a revegetation plan from Rest Lake Apartments, LLC as restitution for a clear-cutting violation. (subscriber access)
Friday, October 9, 2015

Lane closures this week
Motorists can expect to encounter moving lane closures at the following locations during the week of October 5 so crews can install pavement marking.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Vilas finance committee to consider debt financing options
When the Vilas County Board of Supervisors meets in regular session Oct. 27 one of the items on the agenda will be to approve the county's 2016 budget. (subscriber access)
Monday, October 5, 2015

Vilas board changes position on shoreline rules
In June, the Vilas County Board of Supervisors voted nearly unanimously - 18 to 1 - to urge the state legislature's joint finance committee to not include proposed changes to NR 115, a law that outlines shoreland zoning standards, in the biennial state budget. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Trash fire at Vilas County landfill finally extinguished
The fire deep inside a mountain of trash at the Vilas County Highway G Landfill that had first been reported to the Eagle River Fire Department the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 13, is for all intents and purposes, extinguished.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Employee buyouts cause temporary headache for Vilas County
With the Vilas County Courthouse Maintenance Department facing the departure of three employees as part of the county’s reduction in workforce voluntary buyout plan, the department seems caught between a rock and the proverbial hard place in keeping up with  the department’s workload.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Vilas County Highway G Landfill fire a mystery

A mountain of garbage at the Vilas County Highway G Landfill is smoldering. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Fifteen Vilas County employees participate in buyout program
Fifteen Vilas County workers have accepted buyout offers from the county and are no longer on the county payroll.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Vilas board chairman proposes changes in board meetings
Vilas County Board Chairman Steve Favorite is proposing some big changes for when and how often the county board of supervisors meets.
Monday, December 31, 2012

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