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?Firefighters and equipment from six area fire departments were on the scene of a structure fire at 5219 River Run Drive in the town of Sugar Camp Monday afternoon. These firefighters prepared for their turn during the attack. Deep snow in the yard around the home hindered the attack by firefighters.                                     —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:35 PM
Sept. 1 school start date not getting tourism results

Sports seasons 
pulling families
from vacations

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

A law in Wisconsin currently bars school districts from starting school until Sept. 1, but educators and local tourism leaders admit the law probably isn’t helping tourism in late August.

Rep. Jim Ott (R-Mequon) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R-Madison) want to change that law so districts can choose when they start classes.

While the tourism industry opposes Assembly Bill 267 and Senate Bill 228, school officials said support is growing for the legislation this winter as many northern Wisconsin schools are looking at finishing in mid-June due to making up snow days.

“It’s been really quiet until now,” said

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:03 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:39 PM )
Exciting ride
Youths had an opportunity to ride on the back of a donkey during an intermission at the Dairyland Donkey Basketball fundraiser in Three Lakes last Thursday. See more photos on Page 1B.                —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:02 PM
Lincoln, DOT clash over lights
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) has exempted itself from any obligation for costs of operating and maintaining streetlights along Highway 45 in the town of Lincoln.

In a letter addressed to Lincoln Town Chairman Dick Stoegbauer, the DOT said it elected to temporarily pay those expenses after the town turned off certain lights in October of 2013.

The department has accrued $937 in operating expenses associated with the street lamps since Nov. 7 and expects the costs to reach $1,600 by April 11 — the date Wisconsin Public Service  would begin billing the town of Lincoln for electricity per DOT request.

After that date, the department plans to

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:01 PM
Rosner pleads not guilty due to mental disease
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

Pleas of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect were entered in Vilas County Circuit Court Monday by Andrew Rosner, 28, of Eagle River, who faces two counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide by use of a dangerous weapon.

Rosner is alleged to have stabbed his pregnant girlfriend, Morgan Maney, 20, of Eagle River, in the chest on Feb. 1 while she was driving on Highway 70 east of St. Germain. The preliminary investigation showed the two had been arguing over her infidelity and “her relationship with the other individual.”

Vilas County Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:01 PM
Connecting bike path into city gets $15,000 matching grant
A new $30,000 project will help bicyclists riding the Eagle River segment of the Three Eagle Trail get to downtown Eagle River.                                       —Contributed Photo

By News-Review Staff

The Eagle River Connector, an important bike path project for the recreation and business community, is $15,000 closer to becoming a reality and $15,000 away from being fully funded.

The Eagle River Connector will provide users of the new Three Eagle Trail with a safe and convenient way to travel up to the Historic Depot from the current trailhead south of Highway 70 (Pine Street).

The project also will include a reconfiguration of the two parking

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:00 PM
Fish & wildlife association kicks off year with fundraiser
Board members and volunteers with Three Lakes Fish & Wildlife man the school kitchen for more than 12 hours on tournament day, serving a wide variety of food and drink to youth basketball players and their families.          —STAFF?PHOTO

Proceeds from tournament
to help with school projects

By Kurt Krueger
News-Review Publisher

For the 20th straight year, the Three Lakes Fish & Wildlife Improvement Association hosted a youth basketball tournament to enhance competitive opportunity and to raise funds for education-related projects.

Staged March 8, the event drew 35 boys and girls teams from Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, covering fifth through the eighth grade.

Dave Goldsworthy, a board member who has chaired

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:58 PM
Vilas Board below budget for operations

The 21 supervisors
average $5,447

By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The 2013 cost of overseeing Vilas County government by the 21 elected supervisors came in slightly below budget, according to data released by the county clerk’s office.

The total cost of attending meetings (per diem), miles traveled, meals, registration, lodging and parking for supervisors in 2013 was $114,378. The county board budget for 2013 was $117,128.

The 2014 budget for the county board was set at

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:57 PM
Concealed carry class scheduled in Eagle River

The Eagle River Police Department will host a concealed carry class this Saturday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to noon at City Hall.

The class allows participants to meet the state requirement for a concealed carry permit.

Class size will be limited to 25 participants, and only a few slots remain. The cost will be $40 per person and people can register at Eagle River City Hall or the police department.

An optional session on the appropriate

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:57 PM
Lions award
Eagle River Lions Club President Jake Weinand (left) recently presented a Knight of Sight Fellowship Award to club member Bryan Boone. This award from the Wisconsin Lions Eye Bank recognizes Boone’s continued dedication and participation in bringing sight to many residents of the state of Wisconsin. 	—Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:56 PM