Eagle Waste committed
Eagle Waste & Recycling Inc. has completed a massive building and equipment expansion, bringing at least 17 new year around jobs and state-of-the-art recycling advances to Eagle River and the area.
It is rare in the tourism-focused economy of area communities to see that type of industrial-based job production in a single project, so that is the major victory in the latest development — full-time, year-around employment with benefits.
We’re grateful to owner Alan Albee because he could have located that monster facility anywhere in the North Woods, or the Midwest for that matter, yet he purposely chose this community.
That should raise public awareness on the issue of where business owners and organizations turn for garbage and recycling pickup. Why would any business not give Eagle Waste & Recycling a fair shot at their annual contract?
We believe business owners should look at more factors than simple cost comparisons when making such decisions. Cost is important to all of us, but keep in mind the thousands of dollars a local garbage hauler will donate in a year’s time to non-profit organizations and special events. What dumpsters do you see placed, free of charge, at many community events the year around?
That’s not to say that firms located outside of the greater Eagle River area don’t donate services to help their communities, they just do it most often outside this area because they aren’t located here.
Whether it is residential or commercial garbage and recycling pickup, shopping local means keeping money in the local economy where the experts say it changes hands seven times. Money sent to Antigo or Wausau isn’t likely to help our communities.
Eagle Waste & Recyling has made a major investment and commitment to the greater Eagle River area, and it’s something that deserves recognition.
Big turnout, big results
It took 87 brave plungers jumping into the icy waters of Big St. Germain Lake last Saturday to raise a whopping $28,827 to benefit the Angel On My Shoulder cancer support program.
Hundreds of spectators watched as the community-minded volunteers jumped, one, two and three at a time, in front of Fibber’s Bar & Restaurant for the 14th straight year. The event has raised more than $330,000 over the years.
Special recognition goes to charter plunger Russ “Moses” Huizinga for the $3,600 in pledges he brought to the table. He hasn’t missed a year since the event began. And special thanks goes to the 50 first-time plungers who came out this year.
The proceeds will go to a compassionate program that helps cancer victims and their families deal with this life-changing disease, providing comfort and hope for people who soon learn they are not in the fight alone.
Behind the editorial ‘we’
Members of the Vilas County News-Review editorial board include Publisher Kurt Krueger, Editor Gary Ridderbusch and Assistant Editor Anthony Drew.
|Tuesday, January 07, 2014 12:06 PM|