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City votes to give up oversight of Olson Library expansion
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The Eagle River City Council, in a special meeting Monday afternoon, approved transferring the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library prop­erty from the city to any of the other six municipalities that are part of the joint library agreement, as well as removing the city as fiscal agent for the library.

“The key for us is we want the library; that’s not the issue,” declared Councilman Jerry Burkett. “The issue is how we get there. If you find a member to take it over, we will deed it to them.”

Mayor Jeff Hyslop told members of the Olson Li­brary board

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 3:13 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:35 PM )
Independence parade
The Red Hat Society’s St.?Germain chapter was on hand to distribute bead necklaces from its float during an early Independence Day celebration Sunday in the town of St. Germain.             —Staff Photo By ANTHONY?DREW
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 3:12 PM
Emerson named executive director of chamber, center
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Kim Emerson has been named the new executive director of the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, the board of directors announced Saturday.

Emerson joined the chamber 13 years ago as the events coordinator and will begin to transition into her new role immediately, according to chamber board President Amy Young.

“Kim has done an exceptional job as the events coordinator and will be

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 3:11 PM
Karling, DA accept deferred prosecution

Three Lakes School District Administrator George Karling, who was charged with disorderly conduct stemming from an incident with his wife April 19, has reached a deferred prosecution agreement in Oneida County Circuit Court.

Karling, 60, of Minocqua, and Oneida County District Attorney Michael Schiek  accepted the deferred prosecution agreement last Thursday with Oneida County Circuit Judge Michael Bloom.

Conditions of the agreement include:

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 3:10 PM
Built for speed
 Race boats of all shapes and sizes were on hand for the Three Lakes Fire Department’s Shootout/Radar Run and Fly-In last Friday and Saturday. Several thousand spectators showed up to watch boats race at speeds of more than 120 mph across Big Stone Lake. About a dozen aircraft were on display at the airport.         —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 3:08 PM