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Vilas eyes ATV ordinance; new referendum proposed
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

While Vilas County Board supervisors will consider adopting an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) ordinance regulating the machines on routes designated by the county at its next meeting Tuesday, Aug. 26, they also will debate offering another advisory referendum on permitting ATVs on county-owned land and roadways.

Both resolutions will be discussed at the meeting set for 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday at the Phelps School gymnasium.

The proposed ATV ordinance, which also includes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:53 PM
 
Flying sawdust
Chainsaw carver Ken Schels displayed his talents at Paul Bunyan Fest in Eagle River last week.                                            —Staff Photo By ERIK BARBER
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:51 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:53 PM )
 
Boat winner
Jim Tustison (front) was in high spirits after winning the Ranger boat at the Musky Open in Eagle River Sunday. Celebrating with Tustison were, back row from left, Muskie Clubs Alliance President Larry Slagoski, Eagle River Chamber Director Kim Emerson, Ranger Boats representative Steven Lindahl, Shoeder’s Marine representative John Koch, and Mercury Marine representative Debbie Priepke.                                            —Staff Photo By ANTHONY?DREW
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:51 PM
 
New panfish rules to be debated at public meeting
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

A public meeting on the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) proposed experimental panfish bag limits on 110 lakes statewide — including 10 lakes in Vilas County, the entire Three Lakes Chain of lakes and 16 other water bodies in Oneida County — is set in Minocqua next Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Steve Hewett, DNR fisheries section chief, said the goal of the changes is to improve the average size of panfish in lakes that are not achieving their potential.

The Minocqua meeting will be at the Minocqua Public Library,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:50 PM
 
Area schools to open for first day Sept. 2

As summer begins winding down for the year, most area schools have begun preparations to open their doors to students Tuesday, Sept. 2.

In accordance with Wisconsin statute, no public school is allowed to start prior to Sept. 1.

At Northland Pines, Tony Duffek will become Eagle River Elementary School and Northland Pines Middle School principal.

Duffek joined the school district last year

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:49 PM
 
An impressive legacy
Debbie and Tom Obrodovich have sold the Lakeland Motor Sales dealership in Eagle River. It was in the Obrodovich family for nearly 70 years.                  —STAFF PHOTO

Obrodovich sells dealership after 69 years

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

For 69 years, the Obrodovich family name has been associated with the Ford dealership in Eagle River.

That all changed last week when owner Tom Obrodovich turned the keys of Lakeland Motors Ford over to Kyle Plummer of Hazelhurst.

Obrodovich, who had mixed emotions about

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:48 PM
 
The auction block
The Eagle River Recreation Association (ERRA) held its 52nd annual Youth Days Auction at the Sports Arena last Friday and Saturday nights. Pictured, Col. John Huettl taking bids on a saw.   —Staff?Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:47 PM
 
The auction block
The Eagle River Recreation Association (ERRA) held its 52nd annual Youth Days Auction at the Sports Arena last Friday and Saturday nights. Pictured, visitors checking out hundreds of used books. —Staff?Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:46 PM
 
Council evaluates zoning, sewer issues for library project
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

Several more hurdles involving the transfer of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library to the town of Lincoln were discussed by the Eagle River City Council last week, including the zoning classification for the property and concerns about storm water runoff that could double the present volume following planned expansion of the library.

The council had offered ownership of the property — located within the city limits — to any of the member municipalities that are part of the joint library agreement and to transfer fiscal responsibilities from the city. The town of Lincoln accepted the offer,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:43 PM
 
Alvin Volunteer Fire, Rescue plans annual picnic Aug. 30

Alvin Volunteer Fire and Rescue will hold its 17th annual Labor Day Picnic Saturday, Aug. 30, at Buchanan Park in Alvin.

Festivities will begin at 11:45 a.m. with the raising of the flag and Pledge of Allegiance.

Free musical entertainment will be held from noon until 5 p.m., featuring Mark Wayne and his steel guitar, Bobby Bullet and Pamela Nesbitt, vocalists Donna Gaspardo and Bill Wilkinson, and The Judge and Jury Band.

There will be beverages, burgers,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:43 PM
 
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