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Van Hollen announces public records seminars

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that registration will open Sept. 2 for the public and government officials looking to attend upcoming Department of Justice seminars on the public records and open meetings laws.

Online registration will take place at Preregistration is required and the attorney general  recommended that anyone who is interested in the free seminars with assistant attorneys general register early due to limited space.

Seminars are slated at the American Family Training Center auditorium,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:45 PM
Practice burn
St. Germain Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) Marion Janssen, left,  and Tiffany Ludwig, right, assess their simulated patients pulled from the burning structure at the practice house-burn held Aug. 18 in St. Germain. EMR personnel were also on the scene to provide care for firefighters during the practice burn.                             —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:44 PM
Meshigauds sentenced for oxycodone charges

John Vaudreuil, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, recently announced that Andrew Meshigaud, 28, and Charlie Sunn Meshigaud, 25, husband and wife from Lac du Flambeau, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone and distributing oxycodone.

They both pleaded guilty to this charge on June 18.

Crabb sentenced Andrew Meshigaud to 151 months in prison, followed by a three-year term of supervised release.

Charlie Meshigaud was sentenced to 60 months in prison,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:43 PM
Library board names new committees
Olson Memorial Library Director Nan Andrews holds her director certification certificate for the next five years, issued by the state Division for Libraries.     —Photo by Ken Anderson
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

Changes in municipal representatives on the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library Board of Trustees prompted the reorganization of officers and committees in anticipation of the $2.5 million remodeling and expansion project at the library in Eagle River.

Trustee membership of the participating seven municipalities was shuffled on the basis of population and not circulation.

Arbor Vitae will now have three representatives,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:42 PM
Pines offers reduced-price meals

Northland Pines School District recently announced its policy for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

The following household size and income criteria will be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free and reduced price meals.

For the 2014-’15 school year,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:42 PM
Chapman selected for position at Lake of the Torches Casino

Lake of the Torches Resort Casino  announced that Duane Chapman has been selected as the property’s assistant general manager and will assist in overseeing the daily operations of the resort property.

Chapman, a Lac du Flambeau tribal member, has more than 18 years experience working in the gaming industry, most recently as the Lac du Flambeau Band of Chippewa Indians’ Internal Compliance Auditor.

As auditor, Chapman conducted mandatory compliance audits

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:41 PM
Burke to face Walker in race for governor

Mary Burke won the Democratic primary in the race for governor with 83%?of the vote, defeating Brett Hulsey (17%), according to election results. Burke will face Gov. Scott Walker as the Democratic nominee in the November election.

The incumbent Rep. Sean Duffy won the Republican primary in the race for Wisconsin’s 7th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives with 88% of the vote over Don Raihala.

Kelly Westlund won the Democratic nomination for Wisconsin’s 7th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives with 78% of the vote over Michael Krsiean (22%).

In the lieutenant governor race,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:41 PM
Lac du Flambeau awarded $870,234 for local Healing to Wellness Court

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians recently was awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration in the amount of $870,234 to support the Zaagiibagaa Healing to Wellness Court over a three-year period.

The grant will support the Lac du Flambeau-Vilas County Healing to Wellness Court through an increase in staffing, state-of-the-art drug and alcohol testing equipment, intensive treatment services and case management services.

This project supports the collaborative efforts between the Lac du Flambeau Tribe

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:41 PM
Primary election set in Lac du Flambeau

A primary election will be held in the town of Lac du Flambeau Tuesday, Sept. 2, to elect tribal officers. Elections will be held for president, vice president and four council members for a two-year term.

Voting will be held at William Wildcat Sr. Community Center in the Council Room. Polls will be open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

According to the tribal constitution and bylaws, a primary election will be held if more than eight candidates are nominated for the tribal council seats or more than two candidates are nominated for any officer position. If a primary election is necessary for any position,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:40 PM
Revitalization Committee continues caring for flower baskets, planters
Standing below the hanging flower baskets were, from left, Al Pittelko, executive director of ERRP; Mary Ann Lambrecht, member of the ERRP Design Committee and Master Gardeners; Katie Bevernitz of Custom Landscaping; Nancy Schuller, chairwoman of the ERRP Design Committee; and Paul Snedden, who waters and takes care of the plants.	 —Contributed Photo

For the past seven years, hanging flower baskets and planters have been gracing Wall Street throughout the summer months.

“The Design Committee of the Eagle River Revitalization Program (ERRP) may have initiated the proj­ect, but it was another collaborative community proj­ect,” said Nancy Schuller, committee chair.

Todd and Jacqui Monge, owners of Custom Landscaping of Eagle River Inc. and their employees offered to have the hanging pots planted early in March and house them until

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:39 PM