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Jim Tait 02/01-02/28/17

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Unveiling of new LUHS athletic facility is a community event
Lakeland Union High School is just days away from opening its renovated football field, which has been dubbed River Valley Bank Field. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Boulder Junction's road committee holds information meetings
After months of meetings, data gathering and getting "eyes on" assessments of Boulder Junction's 93 miles of roads, the town board's road improvement committee, formed in February with the mission of developing something electors can vote on Sept. 12, got another step toward that with two public information meetings last week. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Minor injuries in two-truck crash Thursday
Two people with minor injuries were taken to Howard Young Medical Center Thursday morning following a two vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 51 at the exit to the Save More grocery store. (subscriber access)
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lakeland Sharing Foundation gears students up for school year
With September fast approaching, students in the Lakeland area are beginning to prepare for school which, for the most part, encompasses getting the necessary supplies. Children in the Lakeland area will walk into school with all the supplies they need, thanks to the Lakeland Sharing Foundation. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Michalsen says goodbye
Matt Michalsen, first elected to the Lake Tomahawk Town Board in 2015, has officially given the board his resignation letter. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New report shows tobacco still a deadly problem in Oneida County
Rhinelander, WI - A report released by the UW-Milwaukee Center for Urban Population Health provides new details on the number of Wisconsin lives taken by tobacco use -including right here in Oneida County. The report shows that an average of 78 residents died annually from tobacco use during 2011-2015.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Minocqua man has forgery charges dismissed
A 56-year-old Minocqua man, who was charged with two felonies in November 2016 after it was alleged he forged several personal checks totalling over $10,000 belonging to his business partner, saw the charges dropped in February. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Construction of Newbold disc golf course on final lap
Since town approval in April of 2015, the Newbold Outdoor Recreation's disc golf course, known as "Rookery Run," has been under construction, awaiting a scheduled opening date of September 2017. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

AV-W School Registration Day on Aug. 24
Thursday, Aug. 24, is Registration Day at Arbor Vitae-Woodruff School from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Boulder Junction ELECTORS CLERK/treasurer ANALYSIS meeting
Boulder Junction resident/elector Laura Bertch, who heads up a citizens committee gathering information regarding the town clerk/treasurer position in Boulder Junction, listens to input at the committee's meeting Wednesday at the Boulder Junction Community Center. 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

From judiciary to the economy, Trump remaking government, economy
It is a well-known cautionary saying in journalism that the headline never tells the whole story, and, too often, neither does the story. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sorensen pushing county to consider 200-foot minimum width lots
An Oneida County supervisor wants the county to consider requiring larger minimum frontages in the shoreland zone, but to get his way means minimum-width requirements would have to be imposed on every new subdivision in the same zoning district, off water as well as on water. (subscriber access)
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Friday, August 11, 2017

Conservation and UW-Extension Education committee calls special meeting
The Oneida County Conservation and UW-Extension Education committee is getting down to brass tacks as it prepares for the upcoming reorganization of the UW-Extension system. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 11, 2017

Arbor Vitae asks Vilas County for zoning change
Arbor Vitae's town board is asking the Vilas County zoning department to add a minimum house size to the county's zoning ordinance. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 11, 2017

Woodruff discusses fire truck options
The Woodruff Town Board heard another fire truck update at its meeting Tuesday.

Victor Gee of the Woodruff Fire Department presented a bid to the board for an aerial truck from Marion Body Works. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 11, 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

LdF school students may tour fab labs
A tour of another school's "fab lab" may very well take place for students of the Lac du Flambeau school district at some point after the 2017-18 school year gets underway in a few weeks. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 11, 2017

Meeting of the road improvement committee
Greg VanGrinsven, a member of the Boulder Junction Town Board's road improvement committee established in February, speaks Tuesday evening to an audience of 12 town residents at the first of two public information meetings the committee conducted this week at the community center.
Friday, August 11, 2017

GOP poised for major tax reform push
The GOP's bid to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has crashed and burned about as badly as the imploding Obamacare insurance market, but Republicans seem much more optimistic about the coming effort this fall to reform the U.S tax code. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 11, 2017

Progress on minocqua fire station
The rainy weather the Minocqua area has had since ground was broken in April for the new Minocqua fire station has caused a few delays but Al Szymanski of MSA Professional Services, team leader for the project, said Monday things are moving forward despite the challenges presented by that rainy weather.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Pilot OK following Monday float plane crash near Elcho
There were no serious injuries as the result of the crash of a float plane on Langlade County's Otter Lake near the town of Elcho Monday night.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Bill limiting length of feeding ban signed into law
Feeding and baiting of deer has been a hot topic in the Northwoods for some time. In 2015, a deer in a Three Lakes deer farm tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) or Bovine Tuberculosis (BT), and as per the state's law at the time, a feeding and baiting ban was enacted in any county within a 10-mile radius of the CWD positive test. This meant Oneida, Vilas and Forest counties were under a feeding and baiting ban that would last indefinitely. (subscriber access)
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Oneida zoning moves against Minocqua Lake Condo encroachment
The Oneida County Planning and Development Committee voted unanimously last week to schedule a public hearing to consider revoking, amending, or suspending the marina status conditional use permit (CUP) for Minocqua Lake Condo, after a complaint was filed alleging too many pier berths, an illegal pier, and property line encroachment. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Torch Lake RV Park nearing completion
The Vilas County Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee heard another Torch Lake RV Park Campground update at its Wednesday meeting.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Minocqua boat landing discussion leads to ordinance review
The Minocqua Town Board will be taking a closer look at the town's ordinance regarding its boat landings. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Presque Isle chamber hires executive director
The Board of the Presque Isle Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce Scott McPherson as its new executive director, with his first day Monday, Sept. 11. McPherson will be moving year round to Land O' Lakes with his wife, Laura, after maintaining part-time residency there since 2007.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

LdF hears from constituents regarding state of Moss Lake
The Lac du Flambeau Town Board hosted a rather emotional meeting Wednesday, as the item in question was in regards to a letter of support to the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and LdF Tribal Water and Sewer Department regarding the water treatment system. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Federal appeals court blocks wolf delisting
A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling vacating a 2011 decision by the Obama administration to delist the gray wolf in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, handing environmentalists a major victory. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 4, 2017

Minocqua sued over Dam Road issue
Minocqua Town Board members met in special, closed session late Tuesday afternoon just before their regular meeting. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 4, 2017

LUHS School Board to look to the WASB for some insight
During a meeting July 17, the Lakeland Union High School Board of Education voted against taking part in what is referred to as a "coherent governance model."

The program, facilitated by consulting firm Aspen Group International, would cost $50,000. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 4, 2017

RPD continues to investigate block throwing incident
The Rhinelander Police Department continues to investigate an early Sunday morning incident on North Brown Street which resulted in an Oneida County sheriff's squad car receiving over $7,000 in damages. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 4, 2017

Sad ending for a bald eagle in Vilas County
Not all efforts to save the nation's bird, the bald eagle, are successful.

That was the case late in the afternoon of July 17 when the Vilas County dispatch center received the call of an injured eagle in the road. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 4, 2017

Name of July 24 Iron County UTV accident victim released
The Iron County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the Mercer man who died July 24 as the result of a crash involving the utility vehicle he was driving and a car.
Friday, August 4, 2017

Newbold Fire Department takes public safety to new heights
Newbold Fire and Rescue Department has taken public safety to new heights after investing in a drone approximately two years ago. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 4, 2017

PRAT funds can do much more than fix roads
Since the state legislature added the premier resort area tax (PRAT) as an option for local municipalities to raise money for "infrastructure expenses" in 1997 Act 25, six municipalities have been granted the authority to charge between .05 and 1.5 percent in additional taxes on many consumer goods. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 4, 2017

NOAA seeks jurisdiction of Lake Michigan waters next to Wisconsin
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is preparing to designate the waters of Lake Michigan next to Manitowoc, Sheboygan, and Ozaukee counties as a national marine sanctuary, and that has set off a howl of protest that the state is surrendering its jurisdictional authority to the federal government, which critics say could threaten commercial fishing and coastal recreational activities, among other things. (subscriber access)
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Friday, August 4, 2017

Foxconn announces historic plan to invest $10 billion in state
Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest electronics manufacturing services provider, will invest $10 billion over the next three years in Wisconsin, the governor's office announced this week, creating 13,000 new jobs and representing the largest new greenfield investment made by a foreign-based company in U.S. history. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 4, 2017

BJ roads committee talks improvements
Boulder Junction town chairman Dennis Reuss, right, listens to Greg Van Grinsven, a member of the town board's road improvement committee, just prior to the committee's most recent meeting Monday.
Friday, August 4, 2017

Boulder Junction chamber welcomes new members
Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce welcomes newest members, the Boulder Junction ATV-UTV Club and Island Bay Lodge.
Friday, August 4, 2017

Golden Karat Jewelers gets makeover, new ownership
Golden Karat Jewelers has always been a premier jewelry store in downtown Minocqua, but new owner Nancy Ritchie has taken the store to new heights after an extensive remodel and a widened variety of products. Ritchie bought the store in December 2016 and opened May 12 with a chic, sophisticated new look. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 4, 2017


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