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Lake groups receive grants for AIS work

Three Phelps groups
receive over $100,000

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Three Phelps lake groups received funding for continued aquatic invasive species (AIS) population control proj­ects and the Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association received funding for management planning, officials said Monday.

Kevin Gauthier, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) lakes management coordinator for the northern region, said eight planning projects were approved for this three-county region, including Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties, along with six AIS control grants.

“We were way over-subscribed this round,”

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:17 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:19 PM )
Tradition continues
The 57th annual Silver Blades Ice Show, the longest running amateur ice show in the state, held three performances at the Eagle River Sports Arena Saturday and Sunday. Taking to the ice were more than 40 enthusiastic youths including, above, Arthur Gloss, Marianna Flores and Ellen Edwards skating to “Who Says.”  —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:16 PM
Pines eyes moving all fifth-graders to Eagle River
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines School District will begin discussions with parents on moving fifth-grade students from Land O’ Lakes and St. Germain elementary schools to Eagle River Elementary School starting with the 2014-’15 school year, according to District Administrator Mike Richie.

Public meetings to gather input are planned Wednesday, April 23, at St. Germain Elementary School and Thursday, April 24, at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School. Both meetings will start at 6:30 p.m.

“This is just the discussion phase,” said Richie Monday. “We want to gather information from parents, staff and the school board.”

Richie said there are several reasons

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:13 PM
Wild Eagle Lodge seeks permit for 5 new piers
By News-Review Staff

The Wild Eagle Lodge Condo Association has applied to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for a permit to place multiple new piers on Duck and Lynx lakes on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes.

The proposed project consists of placing up to five piers with the combined capacity of 68 boat slips along the shoreline in front of the Wild Eagle Lodge property in the town of Washington.

The DNR has made a tentative determination

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:12 PM
City contributes $5,000 to trail

Planners of the Eagle River Connector bike trail project are over halfway to matching the $15,000 Depot Challenge Grant created last month by Tara Lila LLC.

The city of Eagle River became the latest participant to join in the match when the City Council voted unanimously last Tuesday to provide $5,000 for construction and asphalt work on the project. The city’s contribution now joins the contributions of other area organizations, individuals and couples for a current total of $8,650 toward the $15,000 match.

Eagle River Dairy Queen owner

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:11 PM