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Airport project set in Land O’ Lakes

Gov. Scott Walker has announced a $136,843 project to construct a new building for snow-removal equipment at King’s Land O’ Lakes Airport.

Ryan Donnelly, airport development engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT), said the project will provide the airport with a building to house and maintain snow-removal equipment.

The funding breakdown is as follows: state, $6,842;

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:09 PM
Sunset group plans meeting

The Sunset Lake Association will hold its annual meeting and picnic Saturday, July 5, at 5 p.m. at Zima Cottages, located at 1630 Sunset Road in Eagle River.

“Come join us for an evening of fun, food and fellowship and learn about all the issues we have been working on,” said Association President Barb Zima.

For more information, call Zima at (715) 479-4669.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:08 PM
Revitalization program announces winners of first Business Plan Contest
Business Plan Contest winners and sponsors, from left, included Brian Fritz, BMO Harris Bank; Tom Ellis, First National Bank; Julia John, Stingray Fishing Line Cutters, second place; Kevin Schweer, Stingray Fishing Line Cutters, second place; Christine Gaffron, Stitch It, third place; Nancy Schuller, River Valley Bank; Karen Pockat, Associated Bank; and Bryan Pierce, president of the ERRP. Missing from the photo were first-place winner Jim Hartmann of Chain O’ Lakes Brewing Co. and Scott Weber from Composite Panel Systems.                                                                   —Contributed Photo

The Eagle River Revitalization Program (ERRP) recently announced the winners of its first Business Plan Contest.

Winning first place was Chain O’ Lakes Brewing Co.; second, Stingray Fishing Line Cutters LLC; and third, Stitch It.

Also participating in the contest was Composite Panel Systems. The business elected to not participate in the cash prizes, but wanted to present their plan for judging.

Contestants described new business ideas or existing

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:07 PM
DNR?drafts order for Rest Lake Dam

MANITOWISH?WATERS?— In an effort to balance environmental, recreational and long-term economic interests, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is issuing a draft of a proposed operating order for the Rest Lake dam in Vilas County that restores a more natural water flow and extends the navigation season with more consistent water levels.

The operating order for the dam, which governs water depth and stream flows on the Manitowish River and Manitowish Chain of Lakes, replaces an order dating to the 1930s that allows for a reduction of water levels by three and one-half feet each fall.

The new order calls for a smaller one-foot fall drawdown,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:07 PM
Aging resource center seeks board members

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)?of the Northwoods is currently seeking applications from area residents to serve on its board of directors.

The ADRC?provides information, assistance, advocacy and access to community resources to older adults, persons with disabilities and their families in an effort to promote healthy choices, independence and an enhanced quality of life.

The ADRC of the Northwoods serves Vilas, Oneida, Forest and Taylor

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:06 PM
St. Germain lakes group designs AIS prevention license holders
This graphic shows the front and back of the St. Germain fishing license holder stressing AIS prevention.
By Wally Geist
St. Germain Correspondent

Chuck Thier, St. Germain Lakes Committee chairman, announced that the committee and two fishing license sales facilities in St. Germain are working together to design a fishing license holders for anglers reminding them to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS).

“The St. Germain Lakes Committee has always led the way in creative ways to

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:05 PM
Lakes association supports Eagle River Chain buoy effort
The Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association (ERCLA) presented $1,000 for the Chain buoy program. Taking part in the check presentation were, from left, Bill Lochte, president of the ERCLA; Jim Spring, chairman of the town of Washington; and Jim Moon, treasurer of the ERCLA.                                      —Contributed Photo

As was done the past two years, the Eagle River Chain of?Lakes?Association (ERCLA) has contributed $1,000 toward maintenance of navigational buoys on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes.

There are 89 marked buoys on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes placed in accordance with guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The towns of Washington and Lincoln and the city of Eagle River

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:04 PM
Lakes organization, Eagle Waste & Recycling team up for Pink Bucket Program on Chain
The Pink Bucket Program, sponsored by Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association, is up and running at boat landings on the Eagle River Chain, including at Catfish Lake.   —Contributed Photo

Several years ago, the Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association (ERCLA) instituted the Pink Bucket Program which provides a means for fishermen to dispose of weeds — including Eurasian water milfoil (EWM) brought into their boats while fishing.

“It is a well-known fact that EWM spreads when plant pieces break off and float in the water,” said ERCLA spokesperson Carole Linn. “Eventually these fragments take root in new locations.”

In an effort to control the spread of EWM,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:03 PM
Derby Track to host Reunion

The Eagle River Derby Track will host its 14th annual World Championship Reunion and Expo this Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29.

The popular Reunion, a celebration of classic and vintage snowmobiles, is expanding to include a Snowmobile Racing and Performance Expo.

There will be no grass drags this year, according to AMSOIL Derby Track officials.

Now in its 14th year, the Reunion is a classic snowmobile

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:02 PM
Seven staff members retire at Pines

Five teachers had 130 years in education

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Northland Pines School District saw seven staff members, including five teachers who had a combined 130 years of education experience, retire at the end of the 2013-’14 school year.

The retiring teachers include Dale Schact, Jacqueline Coghlan and Lorine Walters from Northland Pines Middle School, David Justice from Northland Pines High School and district speech therapist Annette Numrich. Also retiring are high school secretary Karen Siegmeier and high school custodian Thomas Dreger.

The employees’ longevity with the district spanned from 15 to 25 years, though several had experience beyond NPSD.

Jacqueline Coghlan, Northland Pines Middle School principal,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:59 PM