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Still winter here
Snow removal crews in Eagle River were busy Thursday morning as a storm dumped 12 to 16 inches of heavy, wet snow across the North Woods Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Due to the deep snow, schools at Northland Pines, Three Lakes and Phelps were closed Thursday. The snow finally stopped falling about 10 a.m. Thursday. The latest storm puts the snowfall total near 100 inches in Eagle River for the winter of 2013-'14. —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:45 AM | Updated ( Friday, April 18, 2014 8:13 AM )
 
Trolling proposal OK’d in statewide vote

People who participated in the 2014 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings across the state Monday supported a proposal to allow trolling statewide.

The compromise trolling proposal — which would allow trolling with one line per angler in 17 counties and trolling with three lines per angler in the other 55 counties — was approved 3,646-2,250.

Statewide, the proposal was approved in 61 counties and rejected in 11 counties.

Vilas County sportsmen and -women opposed

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:27 AM
 
Vilas residents vote at fish, wildlife hearing

Vilas County residents voted Monday night to advise the Department of Natural Resources on numerous topics at the annual spring fish and wildlife hearing at St. Germain Elementary School.

A?proposal to increase the size of the trophy bass regulation from 18 inches to 20 inches was passed by a six-vote margin, 87-81.

Among the questions were a number regarding panfish management.

Residents in Vilas County voted in favor (88-81) of keeping the general

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:26 AM
 
Lake groups receive grants for AIS work

Three Phelps groups
receive over $100,000

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Three Phelps lake groups received funding for continued aquatic invasive species (AIS) population control proj­ects and the Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association received funding for management planning, officials said Monday.

Kevin Gauthier, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) lakes management coordinator for the northern region, said eight planning projects were approved for this three-county region, including Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties, along with six AIS control grants.

“We were way over-subscribed this round,”

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:17 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:19 PM )
 
Tradition continues
The 57th annual Silver Blades Ice Show, the longest running amateur ice show in the state, held three performances at the Eagle River Sports Arena Saturday and Sunday. Taking to the ice were more than 40 enthusiastic youths including, above, Arthur Gloss, Marianna Flores and Ellen Edwards skating to “Who Says.”  —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:16 PM
 
Pines eyes moving all fifth-graders to Eagle River
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines School District will begin discussions with parents on moving fifth-grade students from Land O’ Lakes and St. Germain elementary schools to Eagle River Elementary School starting with the 2014-’15 school year, according to District Administrator Mike Richie.

Public meetings to gather input are planned Wednesday, April 23, at St. Germain Elementary School and Thursday, April 24, at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School. Both meetings will start at 6:30 p.m.

“This is just the discussion phase,” said Richie Monday. “We want to gather information from parents, staff and the school board.”

Richie said there are several reasons

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:13 PM
 
Wild Eagle Lodge seeks permit for 5 new piers
By News-Review Staff

The Wild Eagle Lodge Condo Association has applied to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for a permit to place multiple new piers on Duck and Lynx lakes on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes.

The proposed project consists of placing up to five piers with the combined capacity of 68 boat slips along the shoreline in front of the Wild Eagle Lodge property in the town of Washington.

The DNR has made a tentative determination

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:12 PM
 
City contributes $5,000 to trail

Planners of the Eagle River Connector bike trail project are over halfway to matching the $15,000 Depot Challenge Grant created last month by Tara Lila LLC.

The city of Eagle River became the latest participant to join in the match when the City Council voted unanimously last Tuesday to provide $5,000 for construction and asphalt work on the project. The city’s contribution now joins the contributions of other area organizations, individuals and couples for a current total of $8,650 toward the $15,000 match.

Eagle River Dairy Queen owner

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:11 PM
 
Over 380 Lions Club members attend 25th annual convention
Liz Sutter, left, received a recognition for the support the St. Germain Lioness Club has given to the Wisconsin Lions Foundation which financially supports club projects. Making the presentation were Leon Christiansen, center, and Dave Hemple.
By Wally Geist
St. Germain Correspondent

LAC DU FLABMEAU — Lions Club members from across northern Wisconsin descended on the Lac du Flambeau Convention Center last Friday and Saturday for the 25th annual District Convention and Exposition.

A total of 386 registered members representing 44 clubs from a geographic area roughly from Rhinelander west to Cable and from Washburn south to Merrill attended the two-day event.

The purpose of the annual convention is to elect officers, hear progress reports on various Lions projects, provide vision screening education to volunteers, promote leader-dog services,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:09 PM
 
Hwy. 45 lights to remain off

Lincoln could pay
to remove equipment

By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

Streetlights along Highway 45 north of Eagle River in the town of Lincoln will remain off and could be removed from the highway right-of-way, according to correspondence from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT).

The letter also indicates the DOT will no longer pay the operating expenses to keep the lights on.

Town of Lincoln officials decided in October 2013 to shut off the lights in order to save money. Two entities supply electrical power to the lights, Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) and Eagle River Light & Water. Eagle River, at the request of Lincoln as its customer,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:05 PM
 
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