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Pickleball court project
The pickleball courts at Riverview Park in Eagle River are undergoing a $10,000 repair and painting project. Al Geiger, left, of Eagle River and Neal West of Conover repaired cracks in the asphalt last week as part of the project that will also increase the number of courts from four to six, two will have permanent nets. —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:31 PM
Motorcyclist airlifted after Woodboro crash

A?motorcyclist was airlifted for medical treatment after crashing on Highway 8 near Birch Bay Road in the town of Woodboro Saturday evening, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.

After receiving a 911 call reporting a reckless motorcycle driver at 5:26 p.m., authorities received numerous reports of a one-vehicle motorcycle accident at 5:30 p.m.

The driver — identified as Jed M. Travis, 33, of Weston —

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:30 PM
Global warming presentation arranged in Boulder Junction

Author, naturalist and guide John Bates will be the next guest of Boulder Junction Public Library’s Neighbor to Neighbor program series to present “Can the North Woods Stay ‘The North’ in a Globally Warming Climate?” Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m. at the Boulder Junction Community Center.

“A warming climate poses some truly significant risks for a myriad of species that are associated with our area. We’ll take a measured, calm look at what’s at stake, using the best scientific information we can,” said Bates.

The event will not be a debate on whether the climate is warming,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:30 PM
Andrews named new director at Olson Memorial Library
Nancy “Nan” Andrews will be the new director at the Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River.      —Photo By Ken Anderson
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library board of trustees has selected a veteran library science professional, Nancy “Nan” Andrews, to be the new director starting Aug. 1.

Andrews has a master’s degree in library science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, along with a master’s in educational techniques. She worked in the Rhinelander School District from 1979 to her retirement in 2011.

“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:28 PM
Demmer Library announces Brewster as new director

Edward U. Demmer Memorial Library in Three Lakes has announced that Erica Brewster is the library’s new director.

The Library Board of Trustees began its search for a new leader when current library director, Janet Dixon, recently announced her decision to retire at the end of August.

Vicki Reuling, president of the library board of trustees, stated, “Although the board of trustees is sorry to see Dixon retire, we are enthused that someone with Brewster’s credentials stepped forward to lead the library. Brewster brings

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:27 PM