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  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:39 PM
    Two lucky Wisconsin players are holding $50,000 winning Powerball tickets from the Saturday, Feb. 18, Powerball drawing. 
    The winners matched four out of five numbers plus the Powerball. Saturday’s winning Powerball numbers were 3, 7, 9, 31 and 33 with a Powerball of 20. The Power Play number was 3.
    The lucky winners purchased their tickets at:
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:56 AM
    As expected, voter turnout was light in Tuesday’s primary election that featured one statewide race and few local contests.
    At the state level, incumbent state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers easily placed first, earning the right to defend his seat in the April 4 election against second-place finisher Lowell Holtz.
    Evers, who is seeking a third four-year term,
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:01 PM
    Despite a thaw that ruined snowmobile trails during Presidents Day weekend, trails will remain open in Vilas and Oneida counties in anticipation of snow and cold temperatures returning this weekend.

    Temperatures topped 50 degrees over the weekend, followed by
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:00 PM
    A home at 3979 Highway 17 N. in the town of Washington was severely damaged by a fire late...
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:59 PM
    Snowmobile complaints are down, but accidents are up so far this winter, according to a report to the Vilas County Snowmobile Alliance by Vilas County Sheriff’s Department recreation officer Randy Schneider.
    “We’ve had 15 complaints from January through mid-February and last year we had 23,” said Deputy Schneider. “Of significance is
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:56 PM
    After its first reading inside the Wisconsin State Assembly last week, a bill that would change the way school districts and municipal governments fulfill their legal obligations of meeting notices is initiating much discussion from those on either side. 
    Opponents of Assembly Bill 70 say
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:55 PM
    Capt. David Gardner calls the canine unit inside the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department the most crucial tool available to authorities in the fight against drug use.
    “I don’t think there should be a department in the state that does not have a dog,” Gardner said. “It is this department’s
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:54 PM
    Spectators at the Northwoods Blizzard Blast at the Conover Community Park enjoyed...
  • Balmy Blizzard Blast attracts over 1,000 visitors for activities
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:51 PM
    CONOVER —  Winter enthusiasts of all ages enjoyed an activity-filled day at the Northwoods Blizzard Blast held at the Conover Community Park last Saturday.
    Mother Nature delivered an unseasonably warm day with temperatures hitting
  • Sewer cleaning project
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:50 PM
    Northern Pipe Equipment Inc. was hired by the city of Eagle River to clean and inspect sewer pipes along Highway 45 last week. A combination of water and suction is used to clean the pipes. —STAFF PHOTO
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