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Vintage warbird
Aviation enthusiasts gathered around a 1944 B-25J Mitchell Bomber that landed at Eagle River Municipal Airport Monday. This World War II-era aircraft was from Missouri and was called “Show Me.”                  —Photo By Ken Anderson
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 3:15 PM
Property values increase after five-year drop: report

Vilas climbs 2%,
Oneida up 1%

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

North Woods property values increased for the first time in six years in Vilas and Oneida counties, with state officials reporting that the  the residential real estate market is showing signs of sustained growth.

Figures based on actual sales in 2013 show property values increased 2% in Vilas and 1% in Oneida, a sign that the real estate market is bouncing back from recessionary times. The report from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) showed the statewide average increase was 2.6% as compared to a 1% decline last year.

The property tax base in Forest County increased 4%.

Five years ago, the North Woods

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 3:01 PM
Vilas faces input from state group on ATV debate
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

While the Vilas County Board was expected to vote Tuesday night on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) ordinance that could open up some county roadways and lands to the recreation vehicles, ATV opponents say board supervisors are being lobbied by out-of-county interests.

The proposed ATV ordinance, which also includes utility task vehicles (UTVs), would designate an ATV route on two portions of Highway A in the town of Phelps — a 3-mile segment from the intersection of Strong Road traveling southeast to the western intersection of Eagle Farm Road,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 3:01 PM
Wheel-A-Way tour slated this Saturday
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center will host its 23rd annual Nicolet Wheel-A-Way bicycle ride this Saturday, Aug. 30, beginning at approximately 9:20 a.m. at Don Burnside Park, located on Highway A.

The chamber-sponsored event will feature an early-fall bicycle tour of the area and welcomes families and individuals with a desire to see the beauty of the North Woods and the Chequam­egon­-Nicolet National Forest at a leisurely pace, according to Cyd Brunswick of the chamber.

“This is not a race, but a casual

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:57 PM
Three area schools ready to open classrooms Sept. 2
Julie Benson, a secretary at Eagle River Elementary School, prepared school forms for students in the office in preparation for the new school year.                 —STAFF PHOTO
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Students in the Northland Pines, Three Lakes and Phelps school districts will head back to school next Tuesday, Sept. 2.

By state law, school districts are required to start on or after Sept. 1. The law was passed with the intent to boost the state tourism industry during the last two weeks of August.

New staff members have already reported and teachers

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:50 PM