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  • Officials say many events also planned

    The multimillion-dollar tourism industry is expected to get a big boost this week with the three-day Memorial Day weekend and the opening of the muskie fishing season on North Woods lakes.
    By far the highlight of May tourism, Memorial Day weekend signals that the end of the school year and the start of the summer vacation season are

  • Men and women who died in military action for their country will be remembered during Memorial Day services in communities across the North Woods.
    Veterans, area residents, government officials and North Woods visitors are welcome to attend all the ceremonies.
    Veterans organizations in Eagle River, Three Lakes, Land O’ Lakes, Phelps, Rhinelander and Woodruff have provided the following details of Memorial Day weekend programs.

    Emergency rescue personnel responded to a rollover of a pick-up truck following a two-vehicle...
  • Vilas panel seeks more protection for entry officer
    Who has the most dangerous job at the Vilas County Courthouse?
    It might be the security officer stationed at the only public entrance to the courthouse at the new addition on Court Street in Eagle River.
    Jerry Burkett, chairman of the Vilas County Law Enforcement Committee, told supervisors last week that an observant citizen mentioned to him the lack of protection for the courthouse security officer, who screens all persons who enter the building.
    The security guard, from Per Mar Security Services, does not carry firearms, tasers, chemical spray — not even a baton.
    “They have the
  • Seniors at Three Lakes and Phelps high schools will receive their diplomas this weekend, while Northland Pines High School in Eagle River will have commencement ceremonies the following weekend.
    Indoor ceremonies are set for Friday, May 25, at 7 p.m. at Three Lakes High School gymnasium and Saturday, May 26, at 2 p.m. at Phelps High School gymnasium.
    Northland Pines High School will hold its graduation ceremony Sunday, June 3, at 1 p.m. in the field house.
    The details of the graduation ceremonies for
  • Look here
    Many birds are busy laying their eggs with the spring weather. Here Claire Beebe, left, and Ellie Etten find a robin’s nest in an apple orchard. —Staff Photo By DOUG ETTEN
  • Racine man is charged in heroin case
    A preliminary hearing was set for this Friday, May 25, in Vilas County Circuit Court for Chad Goll, 32, of Racine, charged with five felonies including first-degree reckless homicide by delivery of drugs in an apparent March overdose death of Daniel Norton, 36, of Eagle River.
    Goll made his adjourned initial appearance Monday. He remains in custody under a $25,000 cash bond.
    According to court documents, Goll was allegedly involved with drug use at a residence on Highway E in Land O’ Lakes, at Edgewater Inn and at a residence on Grandview Bay Drive in the town of Lincoln.
    Authorities responding to a 911 call March 22 found
    Members of St. Germain ATV Club Board displayed the 2018 club raffle prize at the May...
    ST. GERMAIN — The co-founder of a fledging nonprofit organization that seeks to build public...
  • Improving 25 miles of Highway B between Land O’ Lakes and Presque Isle at an estimated cost of $5 million could be possible under an 80% grant from the federal highway fund, according to a report last week by Highway Commissioner Nick Scholtes to the Vilas County Highway Committee.
    “I would like to draft a request for proposals (RFP), but the application is due mid-June and I don’t have the time to put it together,” Scholtes said. “I would ask the committee for permission to hire an outside firm to put the RFP together for us.”
    Scholtes indicated if the county was unsuccessful in obtaining the 80% grant, the RFP could be used for bid requests for bonding the roadwork. The committee ap­proved spending up to
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