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  • Soliciting input and field­ing questions from North Woods constituents, 12th District State Sen. Mary Felzkowski (R-Tomahawk) and 34th Assembly District State Rep. Rob Swearingen (R-Rhine­lan­der) held an hour-long Vilas County listening session Oct. 8 at the Boulder Junction Community Center.
    Issues voiced ranged from
  • Crash site
    Authorities released a photo of the Sept. 28 airplane crash site in a swampy area in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest just  west of Butternut Lake in Forest County. Officials have not released the names of the three victims. —Contributed Photo
    Eagle River Area Fire Department Capt. Mick Draeger keeps a watchful eye for safety’s sake as...
    Since kicking off a hefty fundraising campaign last spring, members of the Greater Eagle River Tennis Association (GERTA) have been hard at work pounding the pavement and scaring up funds for the $250,000 reconstruction project at the Eagle River tennis courts.
    Taking part in community events such as Cranberry Fest as well as planning various fundraising events, GERTA President Sue Richmond said
  • Warm The Children (WTC), a program which provides winter clothing to qualified families and sponsored by the Vilas County News-Review, is ready to receive applications, announced WTC program coordinator Toni Ruthven.
    “We’ve already received a request for an application which can be found in the News-Review and

    Veteran reunited with helicopter in Eagle River

    Veterans getting together are nothing new, whether it’s informal gatherings at the local American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post, or the convergence offered by

  • The National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) has released a preliminary report into the fatal plane crash near Butternut Lake in Forest County Sept. 28.
    Investigators report there was a transmission broadcast from the plane before it went down that morning, saying
  • Just in time for the changing leaves, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that Rustic Roads are now available as geographical information system (GIS) maps.

    The growing number of interactive, easy to use GIS maps make a wide range of DOT information more accessible — whether it is finding

  • Fire safety
    Fire departments across the North Woods held National Fire Prevention Week activities at schools and fire stations last Monday through Friday. The Eagle River Area Fire Department offered a presentation Friday for 4-year-old kindergarten outreach and home school families. —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
  • The Vilas County Finance Committee completed work on the proposed 2022 budget last week, with total expenditures set at $40,843,896 and a property tax levy of $17,459,065.
    County Finance Director Darcy Smith told the committee the anticipated property tax rate is
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