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Outdoor deck approved for Leif’s Café in city
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

An opportunity for Leif’s Café customers to dine outside moved forward when the Eagle River City Council Board of Appeals granted a variance to construct an outdoor deck with a few conditions last week.

Café owner Raul Torres requested to construct an 18- by 30-foot patio on the south side of the restaurant, located at 904 N. Railroad St., but it would encroach upon the setback to North Bluebird Road.

Torres indicated the outside of the deck

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:56 PM
Northern lawmakers call for solution to coal shortage

Four northern Wisconsin lawmakers have sent a letter to the National Surface Transportation Board in Washington asking them to take necessary actions in addressing a growing coal shortage for power plants in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Sen. Bob Jauch (D-Poplar), Rep. Janet Bewley, (D-Ashland), Rep. Nick Milroy, (D-South Range) and Rep. Stephen Smith, (D-Shell Lake) encouraged the agency to take immediate steps to increase coal shipments to Midwest utilities in order to avert an energy crises similar to the propane shortage last winter.

“An energy shortage can harm Wisconsin businesses and consumers

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:55 PM
Intersection accident
 A car and semi-truck collided at the intersection of highways 45 and 70 on Eagle River’s west side last Wednesday afternoon. Authorities reported no serious injuries in the incident.         —Staff Photo By KURT KRUEGER
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:51 PM
Mental illness group to meet

The Northern Lakes  chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) will hold an informational meeting for residents of Vilas County.

The meeting will be held in the community meeting room at Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m.

NAMI members will be present to answer questions on mental illness

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:51 PM
Auto show
The 10th annual Three Lakes Car and Boat Show was held on the grounds of the Petroleum Museum in Three Lakes Saturday. There were more than 150 antique and classic cars at the event (above), along with 15 boats and eight vintage outboard motors on display. “This is the first time we held the show in August and it was by far our best year yet. We are glad to add the boats to the show and hope that we will have more boats on display next year,” said event organizer Ed Jacobsen.    —Photo By Jan Hintz
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:49 PM
Legislation aimed to help alleviate propane shortage
By News-Review Staff

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) recently introduced bipartisan legislation to address the root causes of propane shortages like the one that hit families, farmers, and businesses across the Midwest and other parts of the country this past winter.

The group of Senators introduced the Propane Supply and Security Act, which aims to prevent shortages by improving propane supply and price information, coordinating responses to shortages, studying the need for regional propane reserves, and helping farmers

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:48 PM
Street Sale set in Eagle River

The Eagle River Business Association will host its annual Street Sale in downtown Eagle River Thursday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Musical entertainment will be provided at the event. There will be a pig roast at BBT’s with fresh corn provided by the Eagle River American Legion.

Wall Street will be closed to car traffic from Railroad Street to

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:48 PM
Conserve School in Land O’ Lakes earns national Green Ribbon honor
Stefan Anderson (far left) was present as the U.S. Department of Education honored Conserve School in Land O’ Lakes as a Green Ribbon School in July.	            —Contributed Photo

The U.S. Department of Education recently honored Conserve School in Land O’ Lakes as a Green Ribbon School in recognition for its leadership in reducing environmental impact and cost, improving health and wellness, and providing effective environmental education.

“It’s a mechanism for recognizing high-performing

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:47 PM
Musky Jamboree set

The Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce will host the 58th annual Musky Jamboree Friday through Sunday, Aug. 8-10, with different activities happening each day.

The festivities kick off Friday night from 7 to 10 p.m., with live music by Hip Pocket at the street party near Coontail Corner. There will be a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. sponsored by the town of Boulder Junction.

Sunday’s activities begin at 6 a.m. with registration for the 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer Musky Fun Run. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. Pre-registration can be completed at

More than 100 artists will fill Main Street at 9 a.m. with handcrafted items. The 23rd annual Musky Day Car Show will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Highway M North and Main Street.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:46 PM
Highway G project
Vilas County Highway G was closed for several days last week for replacement of a collapsed culvert on Stella Creek. County Highway Commissioner Jarred Maney indicated the cost of this culvert replacement approached $87,000 and came out of the department’s road budget. Pitlik & Wick Inc. won the bid and had to divert the creek through a separate pipe and use two backhoes to move the 20-foot overburden.                                                           —Photo by Ken Anderson
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:45 PM