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July second safest on record for traffic deaths in Wisconsin

Last month, 39 people were killed in traffic crashes in Wisconsin, which was the second lowest number of traffic deaths for July since monthly fatality statistics were first compiled in 1937.

In terms of traffic deaths, Wisconsin’s all-time safest July was in 1943 with 34 traffic fatalities. The deadliest months of July occurred in 1966 and 1971 with 140 fatalities.

Traffic fatalities last month also were 18 fewer than July 2013 and 19 fewer than the five-year average for the month of July.

As of July 31, a total of 252 people

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:05 PM
Centers for Disease Control recommends children ages 11-12 begin HPV vaccination

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends both girls and boys ages 11-12 should begin routine human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. Routine vaccination involves a series of three shots over the course of six months.

HPV is a virus that infects the skin and mucous membranes. It is the most common sexually transmitted disease, infecting over half of the sexually active population.

HPV can be spread through any kind of genital contact with someone who has HPV, even if they have no symptoms, and can come in more than 40 forms.

The virus is commonly associated with genital warts

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:05 PM
Shootout donation
The Three Lakes Shootout and Radar Run recently presented $10,000 in event proceeds to the Three Lakes Fire Department. The money will help fund new equipment for the department. Taking part in the check presentation were, from left, Three Lakes Fire Chief Dave Kirby and Shootout Chairman Jim Leatzow. 		   —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:03 PM
Three Lakes Town Board

Town faces $2.8 million in road projects backlog

By Briana Jones
News Correspondent

More than a dozen members of the public were in attendance at last week’s meeting of the Three Lakes Town Board to hear updates on dam rehab reports, road construction issues and updates from Public Works employee Brian Slizewski on future town road projects.

With a current backlog of $2.8 million for roads that need some type of updating, road construction is an ongoing battle for the town of Three Lakes due to lack of funds, according to the board.

The backlogs have led to increased

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:03 PM
In Medicine Lake

Identifying milfoil takes
special test, group learns

The job of identifying native northern water milfoil from the invasive European water milfoil (EWM) can be a challenge, sometimes even for the professionals.

Recently, crews from Onterra LLC, the aquatic specialists who work with the Three Lakes Waterfront Association (TLWA)?as well as the various lake associations on the Eagle River Chain, heard from volunteers on Medicine Lake that there were suspicious-looking milfoil

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:02 PM