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    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:58 PM
    The sport of hockey was taken back to its roots during the three-day Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond...
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:57 PM

    Boat, snomo, ATV rules would join with cars

    A bill that would make significant changes to Wisconsin’s operating while intoxicated (OWI) laws as they relate to recreational vehicles reached a milestone: a public hearing in the state Legislature.
    Current Wisconsin law fails to

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:56 PM
    A decades-old murder mystery appears to have been solved following the arrest of Robin Mendez, 69, of Minocqua.
    Authorities apprehended Mendez Feb. 5 at approximately 10:40 a.m. stating they had evidence he was the person who murdered his then wife, Barbara Mendez, inside the former Park City Credit Union the evening of April 28, 1982.
    Mendez’s murder had remained unsolved following the discovery of her body inside the bank more than 35 years ago. Oneida County officials networked with the Cold Justice Team, which provided a fresh set of eyes on the case, and were able to secure a warrant against Robin Mendez.
    “We investigated the Cold Justice Team before they came and
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:55 PM
    The fifth annual Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC) Celebrate Wisconsin Snowmobiling Snow Show will take place this Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Eagle River Derby Track.
    The snowmobile-related show will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
    Booth displays will in­clude destination information, area snowmobile equipment dealers, groomers, clothing, Department of Tourism, Department of Natural Resources (DNR), AWSC and area snowmobile clubs, according to Sue Smedegard, secretary of the AWSC.
    “There will be exhibits and 
  • Blizzard Blast planned this Saturday
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:54 PM
    CONOVER — The fifth annual Northwoods Blizzard Blast will take place this Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Conover Community Park. 
    Promising “Winter Fun for Everyone,” activities on the grounds kick off at 10 a.m. and wrap up at 4 p.m. Spectators and participants will participate in team and solo competitions, and other activities.  
    Proceeds from the event will benefit North Woods area fire and emergency medical services (EMS) departments.
    The newest activity challenges teams of four people to strap on one 18-foot pair of snow skis and be the fastest to reach the finish line. The Giant Ski Races will be held at 
  • Second place
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:53 PM
    The Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships attracted women’s teams in five divisions. The Agave Eagles from Eagle River placed second, losing 6-5 to Money Shots in the championship game of the bronze 21-plus division. The players include, front row from left, Carly (Saunders) Draeger, Caitlyn (Belcher) Bangs and Abbey (Stecker) Maillette; and back row, Abbey (Olejniczak) Lang, Lisa (Dunow) Stecker, Michelle (Bazzanella) Wilmot and Morgan Franz. —STAFF PHOTO
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:50 PM
    The 13th annual Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships were held on...
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:49 PM

    Means Marshfield Clinic to continue building plans

    MINOCQUA — Marshfield Clinic Health System now has a clear path to build its announced $35 million hospital in Minocqua.
    The deadline was Wednesday, Feb. 7, for Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC) to file a challenge in Oneida County Circuit Court over the county Board of Adjustment’s (BOA) decision to

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:48 PM
    The Vilas County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of a 55-year-old Little Chute resident who was killed in a snowmobile crash on Buckatabon Lake early Saturday morning.
    According to the department Gary Van De Laeygraaf was operating his snowmobile on the shoreline of Buckatabon Lake near Bauer’s Dam Resort when the accident occurred around 1:41 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.
    Initial reports show that Van De Laeygraaf was traveling at a high rate of speed across the lake and was unable to stop and struck a tree on the shoreline. He
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:47 PM
    The February meeting of the Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club of Eagle River will be this Thursday, Feb. 15, at Eddie B’s White Spruce Inn, located at 419 N. Railroad St. in Eagle River. 

    The meeting will begin with a social gathering at 6 p.m. with appetizers and beverages, followed by the business portion of the meeting  at 7 p.m.

    Some agenda items include Ride With Pride, Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC) VIP Ride, community partnerships, publicity, communication, newsletter and membership reports.

    The trail boss report will
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