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Pat Kiley joins Owl’s Nest?Realty

Owl’s Nest Realty of Eagle River broker and owner Inge Knauz recently announced that Pat Kiley has completed the real estate-licensing course and is now working as a sales agent.

“Kiley comes out of retirement with a strong knowledge of real estate having worked about 36 years in banking, most of those as a real estate mortgage lender and manager,” said Knauz.

She also served as the Northwoods Association of Realtors association executive for a couple of years during which time she helped establish the current Multiple Listing Service.

Kiley has lived most of her life in Eagle River and has three grown children who have also settled in the area and four grandchildren.

In her spare time, she said enjoys knitting, canoeing,

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:56 PM
Counseling available for small businesses

A counselor from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Stevens Point will be in Eagle River, by appointment only, Tuesday, April 8.

Confidential business counseling is available without charge to current or prospective small-business operators on issues ranging from financial management to sources of capital.

The SBDC staff member will meet clients at the Vilas County UW-Extension office in the courthouse, located at 330 Court St. in Eagle River, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Appointments must be made in advance by calling (715) 346-4609 or visiting the SBDC’s website at

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:56 PM
Servant Leader Awards
Trig’s of Eagle River recently honored its Servant Leader award recipients for 2014 during a program in the store. Trig’s CEO Lee Guenther presented employee Candice Behnke (both holding the sign) with an award naming her this year’s Servant Leader of the Year. Behnke was recognized for her outstanding role as a leader and for setting a positive example within the company.  —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:55 PM
Presque Isle home destroyed in fire

A home in Presque Isle was destroyed in a fire last Wednesday, according to the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities received a report of the fire at 8130 S. Bay View Road at approximately 11 p.m.

The Presque Isle Fire Department responded to the structure fire with the assistance of the Winchester Fire Department,?Manitowish Waters Fire Department, Boulder?Junction?Fire Department and Excel Energy.

The one-story dwelling was discovered fully engulfed in flames by a neighbor,

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:54 PM
Donations for safety
 Donations totaling $450 recently were presented to the Vilas County Snowmobile Safety Committee to promote public safety messages. From left, Stan Guif of the Arbor Vitae Cross Country Cruisers Snowmobile Club presented a check for $250 to Ralph Sitzberger, committee chairman; and Carolyn Ritter, committee vice chairwoman, received a $200 check from Mike Keintz of the Land O’ Lakes Frosty Snowmobile Club. 	              —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:53 PM
Kennedy to leave Vilas sheriff’s office
Russ Kennedy
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

A long-time Vilas County Sheriff’s Department law enforcement officer Capt. Russ Kennedy is changing jobs and uniforms after serving 33 years in the sheriff’s office.

Kennedy has announced his retirement and is taking a position with the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Police Department as a patrol and public relations officer. Kennedy said he looks forward to bringing his talents and experiences to assist tribal officials.

“It’s been a wonderful career with

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:52 PM
Animal bites top 190 in 3 years

Vaccinations required for dogs in Vilas

By  Mary Platner
Special to the News-Review
This is the second of a three-part series on animal control and welfare in Vilas County. Part one published in the March 12 edition focused on dog license statistics in Vilas County and how they compare to the rest of the state. This article focuses on prevention of animal bites and the need for rabies vaccination in Vilas County.

In Vilas County, the Public Health Department has recorded 197 animal bites in the past three years.

According to the Vilas County records, in 2011 there were 50 dog bites,

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:50 PM
New Lions inducted
The Eagle River Lions Club recently inducted two new members at its March meeting. Taking part in the presentation were, from left, sponsor John Bass, new member Shannon Dekeuster, Lions President Jake Weinand, new member Karen Landvetter and sponsor Bill Landvetter. The Eagle River Lions Club is a service organization working to meet the needs of the Eagle River area.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:49 PM
Historical society meets first campaign challenge
By News-Review Staff

The Eagle River Historical Society’s first challenge donation of $1,000 has been met and matched 10 days ahead of its deadline, according to society Vice-President Karen Sailer.

Current fundraising efforts are aimed at providing money for specialized lights at the new museum on Highway 45 just south of Eagle River.

A second $1,000 match donation is being offered, provided the historical society receives donations totaling that amount by April 15.

The challenge was posted by Walter “Terry” Frykholm,

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:49 PM
Pace joins Mulleady Realtors

Coldwell Banker Mulleady Realtors recently announced that Heather Pace has joined its team.

Pace hails from southern Wisconsin, but has been a frequent visitor to the North Woods since she was a child. She’s spent many years in education and advertising prior to entering the real estate industry.

She has successfully completed the Wisconsin Realtors Association training. Pace also has been in the Coldwell Banker Mulleady intern program for several months.

“Heather is very excited to enter a field that is growing and dynamic,”

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:48 PM