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February 25, 2018

LUHS board votes to alter principal-superintendent contract
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LUHS Board president Ed Schaub, left, explains Monday what happened as a result of closed session conversation as Tom Gabert listens.
Evan J. Pretzer/Lakeland Times

LUHS Board president Ed Schaub, left, explains Monday what happened as a result of closed session conversation as Tom Gabert listens.
The Lakeland Union High School Board came out of a closed session during a special meeting Monday with a new plan for its administrative structure. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, February 23, 2018


Snowmobile accident Thursday seriously injures one
One person was seriously injured late Thursday afternoon in a snowmobile accident on the snowmobile trail just south of Indian Shores Campground in Lake Tomahawk.
Friday, February 23, 2018

Vilas finance committee green lights loan for buses
The Vilas County board's finance committee gave its authorization Tuesday to the Vilas Oneida Transit Commission to obtain a loan from People's State Bank. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, February 23, 2018

Oneida County Board approves outside counsel for mining ordinance review
Oneida County officials on Tuesday moved forward with a two-part plan for the future of mining in the area. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, February 23, 2018

One dead in Vilas County snowmobile accident Monday
A 57-year-old Lafeyette, Ind., man died Monday night in a snowmobile accident in the town of Land O' Lakes. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, February 23, 2018

Minocqua man accepts plea deal, avoids trial in child sexual assault case
A 26-year-old Minocqua man facing two counts of first-degree child sexual assault (sexual contact with a person under age 13) accepted a plea deal Tuesday morning, the day before the start of a scheduled three-day jury trial on the charges. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, February 23, 2018

Woodruff Town Board primary results
The state Supreme Court spring primary swept through Wisconsin on Tuesday, with only one local election being held Oneida County. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, February 23, 2018

Legislature passes GOP welfare reform package
A special session to reform the state's welfare programs bore fruit for Republicans this week as both the state Assembly and the Senate passed a comprehensive package of bills, including work requirements for able-bodied adults, child support compliance for Medical Assistance eligibility, and asset limits for welfare eligibility. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, February 23, 2018

Tomahawk police investigate school gun threat
The Tomahawk Police Department issued a press release Wednesday morning detailing a threat against the Tomahawk School Complex. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, February 23, 2018

MHLT approves inline skate purchase
The MJ1 School District School Board approved an inline skate purchase and discussed utilizing a therapy dog, among other items at its Monday meeting. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, February 23, 2018

Woodruff approves squad and road truck
The Woodruff Town Board approved the purchase of a 2018 Dodge Charger police department squad car and a 2018 F-350 4x4 truck. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 23, 2018

Schimel talks drug epidemic at Rhinelander roundtable
State Attorney General Brad Schimel held a law enforcement roundtable at the Oneida County Law Enforcement Center on Friday, Feb. 16, where he sought input on what the state can do to help local law enforcement agencies as they confront the drug epidemic. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 23, 2018

LUHS threat investigation concluded
The investigation into the Feb. 15 incident involving threatening messages in black Sharpie marker written on the walls of two stalls in a Lakeland Union High women's bathroom has concluded.
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Minocqua police make arrest in LUHS threat situation
An arrest by Minocqua police was made Friday in connection to a threat at Lakeland Union High School.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Attorney: Mendez 'maintains innocence' in murder case
An attorney for a 69-year-old Minocqua man accused of killing his wife back in 1982 said Feb. 15 his client "maintains his innocence at this time" and wants a preliminary hearing within the statutory time limit of 10 days.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Sparks fly at Woodruff Town Board meeting
The fire truck update and possible action appeared on the agenda of the Feb. 13 Woodruff Town Board meeting.(subscriber access)
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Updated advertising policy, draft business plan discussed at transit meeting
Last week, the Vilas-Oneida Transit Commission (VOTC) heard new information on two major and in development policies.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Plum Lake ATV decision not expected before summer
In 2015, the town of Plum Lake, consisting of Sayner and Star Lake, conducted a survey to guage the public's feeling about the use of all terrain vehicles and utility vehicles on public land and town roads.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Lake Tomahawk ATV question to be sent in March
The Lake Tomahawk Town Board heard an update last week on the effort by members of the newly formed Lake Tomahawk ATV-UTV Club to get a questionnaire in the mail to town residents and taxpayers.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Teen who made terrorist threats at NPHS draws probation
An 18-year-old former Northland Pines High School student charged with making terrorist threats will serve 18 months probation.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Last suspect in Valliere homicide apprehended
Oshkosh police have nabbed an Arbor Vitae man wanted in connection with a Northwoods murder case.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

WIFA State Championship
Wisconsin Interscholastic Fishing Association State Championship ice fishing tournament organizer Wendy Dallman interviews a group of students after the tournament Saturday.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

'Snowmy' returns
Dan Hartwig, Mike McClintock and Krystal Westfahl work on getting the size 96 Stormy Kromer hat adorned on the top of the 30-foot "Snowmy Kromer" snowman on Thursday, Feb. 15, in front of the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce along U.S. Highway 51 in Minocqua.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Altenburg out at Northwoods Transit Connections
The Vilas-Oneida Transit Commission (VOTC) lost one of its staff members upon the conclusion of a closed session last week.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Vilas committee approves tri-county resolution
Vilas County's executive and legislative committee approved a resolution Monday to establish a Tri-County/Tribal-Controlled Substance Response Committee. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, February 16, 2018

St. Germain board goes back to drawing board
The initial plans for the new community center in St. Germain went back to the revising stage after the town board met Monday. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, February 16, 2018

Gang activity in Vilas County becoming more prevalent
The investigation into the recent murder of Lac du Flambeau resident Wayne Valliere Jr., has revealed heavy involvement in street gang membership. (Subscriber Access)
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Friday, February 16, 2018

DCI issues statewide alert for Valliere murder suspect
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has sent out a statewide alert for a 19-year-old Arbor Vitae man who is accused of participating in the murder of a Lac du Flambeau man in December. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, February 16, 2018

New type of tribal concerns committee advances in Oneida County
The Oneida County board's administration and labor relations committees Monday approved a resolution creating the Tri-County/Tribal Controlled Substances Response Committee. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, February 16, 2018

Five candidates for two seats on Woodruff Town Board
The spring election season in the Lakeland area will be a relatively quiet one.

There are contested races - five of them - on the 21-member Oneida County Board while in Vilas County, there will be one.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Oneida County hears presentation on fair map resolution
On Monday, Oneida County's administration committee was urged to send a message about drawing electoral districts to favor one political party over others. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, February 16, 2018

Brandy Park ball diamonds to be reconditioned
The Brandy Park Commission approved bids Monday to have the park's two ball diamonds reconditioned. The commission was approached at its January meeting by Chris Seeliger, president of Lakeland Little League. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 16, 2018

High court: OK to delay release of union election records
The Wisconsin Supreme Court disappointed open-records advocates last week when it ruled 5-2 that officials could delay the release of voter lists during union elections because those records could be used to harass eligible voters during those elections. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, February 16, 2018

VCEDC hears a fresh perspective
Local entrepreneur Brad Gauthier stopped in to last week's Vilas County Economic Development Corporation (VCEDC) meeting, invited by Jim Tuckwell. Tuckwell thought Gauthier brought a different perspective on the Northwoods, one that was decidedly from a different demographic. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, February 16, 2018

Long-time River News delivery driver dies
A newspaper is made up of more than just the people who write the stories, take the photos, design the advertisements and answer the telephone. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, February 16, 2018

Suspect in Valliere murder case still on the loose
One of five men charged in the Wayne Valliere Jr., murder case but not in custody attempted to turn himself in to the Vilas County Sheriff's Office on Feb. 9.
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Initial appearances set in Valliere murder case
Four of the five men charged with the murder of a Lac du Flambeau man will make their initial court appearances in Iron County Circuit Court next month.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ascension won't appeal BOA decision
Ascension Health's fight to stop construction by Marshfield Clinic of a 12-bed hospital in Minocqua a few blocks from its own Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff is officially over. Ascension owns HYMC.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

LdF school board's school calendar change discussed
In early January, the school board for the Lac du Flambeau School District approved what is considered a "year-round" school calendar for the 2018-19 school year.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

LdF accepts audit and truck bids
The Lac du Flambeau Town Board approved bids for a financial audit and a new plow truck at its Wednesday meeting.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

'Cold Justice' TV show plays a key role in the Mendez case
On Feb. 5, 2018 Robin Mendez, 69, Minocqua was arrested for the April 1982 murder of his wife, Barbara Mendez.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018


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