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WPS proposes 8% power hike

Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS), recently filed a request for new utility rates in 2015 with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW).

The proposal calls for an 8% increase in electric rates and a decrease of 0.5% in natural gas rates.

The company’s electric rates have remained relatively unchanged since 2008 and gas distribution rates have decreased over the same period.

In recent years, WPS has been able to delay anticipated

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:07 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:07 PM )
Last snowfall?
 With about 5 inches of snow falling last Friday, area residents had to clear driveways and sidewalks of snow one last time even though the calendar showed it was spring. This man used an ATV to clean a driveway.            —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:06 PM
Richter served county 33 years

Former register of deeds,
pioneer dies at age 81

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Dona Richter, a former Vilas County register of deeds for 24 years, died Sunday, April 6, at the age of 81.

Richter was considered an Eagle River pioneer by many, growing up on the family homestead farm on Croker Road and attending the Croker School.

She was the Vilas County deputy register of deeds for nine years. She then ran for and won the office of register of deeds and held that position for 24 years. She retired Jan. 3, 1999, after serving the county for 33 years.

Richter hired Joan Han­sen,

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:04 PM
Three Lakes School District, chamber partner on new electronic message sign
A crane from Graphic House Inc., in Wausau was used to set the huge chamber and school sign. —Contributed Photo
By News-Review Staff

The Three Lakes School District and the Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce held its official ribbon cutting ceremony last Tuesday to celebrate the installation of the new electronic message center that is now operational.

Members of the Three Lakes School Board and the chamber board of directors looked on as school District Administrator George Karling and chamber Executive Director Skip Brunswick performed the joint ribbon cutting at the chamber office on highways 45/32.

“The new electronic school/community

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:03 PM
Marshal nominees sought

Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center is taking nominations for the 2014 Fourth of July parade marshal, according to chamber events coordinator Kim Emerson.

The deadline to submit entries is Friday, April 25.

“This honor is created each year to give tribute to an individual who has shown support for our community,” said Emerson. “There are some very prestigious names among past recipients and we would like to continue this tradition.”

The guidelines for parade marshal are: male or female,

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:02 PM