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Chandler to be guest at Oneida luncheon

The Oneida County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC) will hold its annual meeting and luncheon Friday, April 25, at noon at Holiday Acres Resort in Rhinelander.

This event will bring community leaders, along with representatives of business, industry and government together to discuss the community, business needs and services available for local businesses through OCEDC.

This year’s guest speaker will be Wisconsin Department of Revenue Secretary Richard Chandler. His presentation topic will be “Improving Wisconsin’s Economy: Tax Reforms for Individuals and Businesses.”

Wisconsin has taken steps to improve the state’s tax and

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:03 PM
Humane officer and municipal officers lead charge against animal complaints
Animal Control officers Bob Lass, left, of Cloverland and Don Bauman, center, of St. Germain are wearing their new animal control officer vests and receiving their new Vilas County ID cards from Jim Galloway, director of Vilas County Emergency Services. All municipal animal control officers received ID cards, vests, warning books, instructions and information for their animal control duties.                                    —Photo By Mary Platner
By Mary Platner
Special to the News-Review
This is the third article of a three-part series on animal control and welfare in Vilas County. Part one focused on dog license statistics in Vilas County and how they compare to the rest of the state. Part two focused on the prevention of animal bites and the need for rabies vaccination in Vilas County. This article focuses on who has the responsibility to investigate complaints about animals in Vilas County.

There are an estimated 4,000 dogs, 5,000 cats, 500 caged birds and 124 horses in Vilas County.

Using 2010 census figures — in addition to the 9,500 full-time residences in the county — in the peak months of June, July and August there are about 10,000 people staying in hotels and motels, 12,000 camping, 53,000 in seasonal homes and 6,000 day visitors.

The combination of animals and humans

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:01 PM
Vilas, towns announce weight limits

While warm temperatures have been slow in arriving, towns, counties and the state are posting seasonal weight limits on roads and highways in anticipation of spring breakup.

Jarred Maney, Vilas County highway commissioner, announced seasonal weight restrictions on Vilas County highways will go into effect Monday, March 31, at noon.

The following county highways are exempt from re­strictions: all of Highway W; Highway M from Highway 51 to Boulder Junction and one mile north; Highway N from Highway M. to Highway 155; Highway B from Highway 45 to Highway S; Highway B from Highway W

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:01 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, March 26, 2014 2:06 PM )
Ready to attack
?Firefighters and equipment from six area fire departments were on the scene of a structure fire at 5219 River Run Drive in the town of Sugar Camp Monday afternoon. These firefighters prepared for their turn during the attack. Deep snow in the yard around the home hindered the attack by firefighters.                                     —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:35 PM
Sept. 1 school start date not getting tourism results

Sports seasons 
pulling families
from vacations

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

A law in Wisconsin currently bars school districts from starting school until Sept. 1, but educators and local tourism leaders admit the law probably isn’t helping tourism in late August.

Rep. Jim Ott (R-Mequon) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R-Madison) want to change that law so districts can choose when they start classes.

While the tourism industry opposes Assembly Bill 267 and Senate Bill 228, school officials said support is growing for the legislation this winter as many northern Wisconsin schools are looking at finishing in mid-June due to making up snow days.

“It’s been really quiet until now,” said

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:03 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:39 PM )
Exciting ride
Youths had an opportunity to ride on the back of a donkey during an intermission at the Dairyland Donkey Basketball fundraiser in Three Lakes last Thursday. See more photos on Page 1B.                —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:02 PM
Lincoln, DOT clash over lights
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) has exempted itself from any obligation for costs of operating and maintaining streetlights along Highway 45 in the town of Lincoln.

In a letter addressed to Lincoln Town Chairman Dick Stoegbauer, the DOT said it elected to temporarily pay those expenses after the town turned off certain lights in October of 2013.

The department has accrued $937 in operating expenses associated with the street lamps since Nov. 7 and expects the costs to reach $1,600 by April 11 — the date Wisconsin Public Service  would begin billing the town of Lincoln for electricity per DOT request.

After that date, the department plans to

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:01 PM
Rosner pleads not guilty due to mental disease
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

Pleas of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect were entered in Vilas County Circuit Court Monday by Andrew Rosner, 28, of Eagle River, who faces two counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide by use of a dangerous weapon.

Rosner is alleged to have stabbed his pregnant girlfriend, Morgan Maney, 20, of Eagle River, in the chest on Feb. 1 while she was driving on Highway 70 east of St. Germain. The preliminary investigation showed the two had been arguing over her infidelity and “her relationship with the other individual.”

Vilas County Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:01 PM
Connecting bike path into city gets $15,000 matching grant
A new $30,000 project will help bicyclists riding the Eagle River segment of the Three Eagle Trail get to downtown Eagle River.                                       —Contributed Photo

By News-Review Staff

The Eagle River Connector, an important bike path project for the recreation and business community, is $15,000 closer to becoming a reality and $15,000 away from being fully funded.

The Eagle River Connector will provide users of the new Three Eagle Trail with a safe and convenient way to travel up to the Historic Depot from the current trailhead south of Highway 70 (Pine Street).

The project also will include a reconfiguration of the two parking

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:00 PM
Fish & wildlife association kicks off year with fundraiser
Board members and volunteers with Three Lakes Fish & Wildlife man the school kitchen for more than 12 hours on tournament day, serving a wide variety of food and drink to youth basketball players and their families.          —STAFF?PHOTO

Proceeds from tournament
to help with school projects

By Kurt Krueger
News-Review Publisher

For the 20th straight year, the Three Lakes Fish & Wildlife Improvement Association hosted a youth basketball tournament to enhance competitive opportunity and to raise funds for education-related projects.

Staged March 8, the event drew 35 boys and girls teams from Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, covering fifth through the eighth grade.

Dave Goldsworthy, a board member who has chaired

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:58 PM