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  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:33 AM
    Faith Lutheran Church in Three Lakes, together with Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Eagle River, will hold their annual fall fish fry this Friday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Oneida Village Inn in Three Lakes.
    The dinner will include all-you-can-eat fish and broasted chicken, potato salad, french fries, coleslaw and homemade desserts.
    The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 years of age and younger. The dinner will benefit Lutheran Disaster Response and go toward hurricane relief.
    Both churches are
  • Student who died in crash had passion for music, hockey
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:52 PM
    Northland Pines School District students and staff grieved the loss of 17-year-old Michael John last week, who died as the result of a car accident last Tuesday evening in the town of St. Germain.
    High school Principal Scott Foster said John, a senior at the high school, was active at school and was a member of the hockey team, golf team and a charter member of the bass fishing team.
    “Michael was a good student who had a passion for music and hockey,” said Foster. “The message we are focusing on based on clergy and counselors is that we need to live life. Life is
  • Everything pumpkin
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:51 PM
    Pumpkin Fest volunteer Linda Remington places bakery on a table during the 25th annual event in Three Lakes Saturday. —Staff Photo By DOUG ETTEN
  • FIRE SAFETY
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:50 PM
    Fire departments across the area visited schools last week during National Fire Prevention...
  • Solis, 19, makes initial appearance in shooting death
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:49 PM
    A 19-year-old Eagle River man, facing two homicide charges following the shooting death of a 20-year-old Conover man in a Wall Street  apartment Labor Day weekend, made his initial appearance in Vilas County Circuit Court Monday.
    Jeremiah Solis is charged with homicide by firearm with a controlled substance and homicide by negligent handling of dangerous weapon in the alleged shooting death of Connor Stephens.
    Defense attorney Albert  Moustakis indicated the defendant would waive the time limits for a preliminary hearing. Moustakis also indicated he would file motions on
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:48 PM
    The Vilas County News-Review was presented two awards in the National Newspaper Association (NNA) 2017 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest, including a first-place honor for Best Public Notice Journalism.
    The News-Review also won a second-place award for Best Use of Ad Color. The News-Review also publishes The Three Lakes News.
    Winners were recognized last week at an awards ceremony during NNA’s 131st annual Convention & Trade Show at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla.
    “It was an honor for our staff to 
  • The ultimate sacrifice
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:45 PM

    Veterans memorial dedicated in Presque Isle

    PRESQUE ISLE — An eternal flame now burns brightly in the small town of Presque Isle, as it honors all service members who served the United States during its conflicts both here and abroad over the last 250 years.
    The eternal flame is part of

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:44 PM
    The House Committee on Natural Resources voted to advance H.R. 424 last Thursday, legislation that would delist the gray wolf in Wisconsin.
    U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he supports the legislation. 
    “For years I’ve heard about problems caused by the growing gray wolf population throughout northern Wisconsin,” said Johnson. “Most recently, those reports include fatal attacks on hunting dogs. Future gray wolf listing decisions should come from wildlife experts, not liberal judges. I will keep pushing my colleagues for congressional action on this bipartisan priority until it becomes law.”
    Sen. Johnson has been
  • Fire prevention
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:41 PM
    The Eagle River Area Fire Department spent Fire Prevention Week schools in the Northland Pines School District teaching fire prevention, along with hosting a number of younger groups at the fire department in Eagle River. —Staff Photos By DOUG ETTEN
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:40 PM
    The Vilas County Executive and Legislative Committee recommended on a 4-3 vote last week that the county board support a second full-time judge for Vilas County Circuit Court.
    Vilas County Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III asked committee members to reconsider their original proposal to share a judge with Iron County.
    At last week’s meeting, Nielsen provided two key pieces of information after discussions with the Office of Director of State Courts.
    “There would not be a need for a second jury room, and a second full-time judge’s space costs would be about the same for a shared judge,” Nielsen told the committee. “We don’t need to spend
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