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  • The Oneida County Health Department, with  assistance from the Wisconsin National Guard, will offer COVID-19 nasal swab testing Tuesday, July 14, at James Williams Middle School in Rhinelander.
    The free testing will last from  11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The school is located at 915 Acacia Lane in Rhinelander.
    Anyone 5 years old and older can get tested, according to
  • Kotarski interment planned Saturday
    Brian Kotarski Sr., who died Jan. 15, 2020, will be interred in the family plot at Three Lakes Cemetery Saturday, July 11, at 1 p.m.  
    A gathering of friends and family will follow at Don Burnside Park in Three Lakes. 
    All are welcome to come and share in the celebration of Mr. Kotarski’s life.
  • With state education leaders recently releasing guidelines for schools to open in the fall, local school district administrators are reviewing plans to open classroom doors during an anticipated continuing coronavirus threat.
    School districts may have to consider alternatives like
  • Fireworks galore
    While some communities canceled Fourth of July fireworks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Three Lakes lit up the sky in celebration. —Photo By Kerry Griebenow
    In place of the annual parade in town, Phelps officials opted to put on a boat parade to...
  • The Vilas County Economic Development, Tourism & UW-Extension Committee reviewed a letter from the dean and director of UW-Extension as a follow-up to the Vilas County Board’s 13-5 vote to end the current contract for UW-Extension services on Aug. 23.
    The committee last week decided to
  • Eleven Aspirus clinics, including one in Three Lakes, reopened to patients starting Monday after having been temporarily closed in April to allow staff and providers to support operational and COVID-19 pandemic surge planning needs at other Aspirus locations.
    The clinics reopened as
  • Three Lakes High School will have its graduation program for 31 seniors this Thursday, July 9, at 7 p.m.
    The school district is planning for an in-person ceremony that will be held on the athletic field.
    Should it rain, officials said they will
    The deadline for the public to provide comments on proposed improvements to Highway 70 from County Highway H to Highway 45 North in Vilas County has been extended to Tuesday, July 14. 
    An in-person public involvement meeting was
  • Flags a-flying
    One of the many boats out on the famous Eagle River Chain of Lakes was decorated in the colors of America’s independence as it cruised by the busy sandbar on Catfish Lake on July Fourth.  —Staff Photo By MICHELLE DREW
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