Eagle River Light and Water Utility employee Bob Mignon placed a holiday wreath on a light pole along Bridge Street in downtown Eagle River last week. Holiday kick-off events are planned Thanksgiving weekend. —STAFF PHOTO
 Jeff Forbes, right, of Wisconsin Public Power Inc., and Pat Weber, right, utility manager at Eagle River Light & Water, presented a check for $467 to Bob Egan of the Vilas County Economic Development Corp. to be used for continuing entrepreneur... more
Warm The Children volunteers, from left, Helen Welch, cocoordinator Jacki Risjord, Debbie Buss and Kathy Holtorp prepare clothing purchase orders at the Vilas County News- Review. Volunteers are vital to the program. —STAFF PHOTO
Warm The Children, a nonprofit program sponsored by the Vilas County News-Review under the auspices of the Eagle River Rotary Foundation, provides new winter clothing to eligible children. It also provides benefits to the adults who assist the... more
The Northland Pines School District presented three Honor Flight trips to Washington, D.C., to three area veterans at the Veterans Day program Nov. 12. Taking part in the presentation of the Honor Flight certificates were, from left, teacher Sarah... more
The Shopko Foundation donated $1,000 to the Warm The Children program last week. Eagle River store assistant manager Jessica Eernisse, right, presented the check to Jacki Risjord of the News-Review.      —STAFF PHOTO
Three Lakes Elementary School students held a Veterans Day program in the school auditorium last Friday (first photo). The event had been postponed due to a snowstorm in the early week. The American Legion Post 431 Color Guard presented the colors (... more
Warm The Children volunteers, from left, Helen Welch, cocoordinator Jacki Risjord, Debbie Buss and Kathy Holtorp prepare clothing purchase orders at the Vilas County News- Review. Volunteers are vital to the program. —STAFF PHOTO
point buck while hunting in the Sugar Camp area opening day. The buck kill was down 26% in three counties here. —Contributed Photo

Buck kill drops 26% in 3 counties

The tri-county opening weekend buck kill plummeted 26% compared to the first two days of the 2013 gun deer sea- son as deep snow, fog and a later opener likely contribut- ed to the low harvest, o

Pines panel nears decision on 7-12 plan

The Northland Pines School District study committee on moving seventh- and eighth-grade students to the high school will meet two more times before making a final recommendation to the school boa

Ice Shanty Parade set in Eagle River

The Eagle River Business Association will host its sixth annual Ice Shanty Contest in Eagle River this Saturday, Nov. 29.

Bike trail must stand: DOT

"CONOVER — The proposed Conover bike-pedestrian trail project “has to stand as it’s delivered,” a Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) official told town of Conover officials at a meeting
Dragging out a buck is a dream of every gun deer hunter.
Dragging out a buck is a dream of every gun deer hunter.

Gun deer season opens Saturday

A deer herd that is still rebounding, early heavy snow and new rules leave much uncertainty for hunters when they take to northern forests for the start of the

City to prepare ATV ordinances for public input

An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) route through Eagle River — from south to north — will be considered in January, and deciding what city streets should be open to ATVs will follow in February, the Ea

Vilas supervisors want more input on forest plan

While county forest lands generate income for Vilas County, at least one supervisor questioned lost property tax revenue from the purchase of property to block in the county forest at last week’s

DNR provides tips for safe deer hunting

The fact that Wisconsin is one of the safest places in the world to hunt deer is no accident, according to recreational safety officials with the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

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point buck while hunting in the Sugar Camp area opening day. The buck kill was down 26% in three counties here. —Contributed Photo
The tri-county opening weekend buck kill plummeted 26% compared to the first two days of the 2013 gun deer sea- son as deep snow, fog and a later opener likely contribut- ed to the low harvest, o

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Warm The Children volunteers, from left, Helen Welch, cocoordinator Jacki Risjord, Debbie Buss and Kathy Holtorp prepare clothing purchase orders at the Vilas County News- Review. Volunteers are vital to the program. —STAFF PHOTO

Warm The Children, a nonprofit program sponsored by the Vilas County