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Three new members named to Nicolet College Board
Two new trustees joined the Nicolet College Board recently as they were sworn in at the board’s annual organizational meeting on the Nicolet College campus. Brian Diel, center, and Bob Martini, second from left, both from Rhinelander, will serve three-year terms on the board which sets the overall direction of the college. They are pictured here with Kenneth Urban, far left, Nicolet interim president, Ron Zimmerman, second from right, board chairman, and Bob Egan, far right, board secretary. Sharon Nielsen was missing from the photo.                                                             —Contributed Photo

The Wisconsin Technical College System board has appointed three members to serve on Nicolet College board of trustees.

Serving three-year terms on the board will be Brian Diel and Bob Martini. Sharon Nielsen will serve a two-year term, completing a term for a vacant position.

The three were sworn in at the July 14 meeting

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:34 PM
Snowmo grass drags, ATV event scheduled

The Vintage Thunder Grass Drags and ATV Rendezvous will return to Three Lakes this Saturday, July 26, at Don Burnside Park.

The snowmobile grass drag racing will start at 9:30 a.m. Drag races will run on a 320-foot track in a variety of classes ranging from Kitty Cats to 4-cylinder modified machines.

All-terrain vehicle (ATV) games also will take place throughout

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:33 PM
Long-time Felix Zeloski Farms sold to Eagle River Seed Farm LLC

Felix Zeloski Farms — first established in the mid 1930s — recently was sold to Eagle River Seed Farm LLC, which is jointly owned and operated by RPE Inc. and CSS Farms.

The seed farm, previously owned by Dennis Zeloski, sells the majority of its potato seed to fresh potato growers, chip potato growers and processors.

Although there is a change in ownership, the day-to-day operations will continue unchanged with farm manager Ron Krueger remaining at the helm with his prior team. Milt Carter, president and CEO of CSS Farms, will serve as the managing partner of the seed farm.

“Dennis has developed a great team and operation,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:33 PM
Pickleball court project
The pickleball courts at Riverview Park in Eagle River are undergoing a $10,000 repair and painting project. Al Geiger, left, of Eagle River and Neal West of Conover repaired cracks in the asphalt last week as part of the project that will also increase the number of courts from four to six, two will have permanent nets. —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:31 PM
Motorcyclist airlifted after Woodboro crash

A?motorcyclist was airlifted for medical treatment after crashing on Highway 8 near Birch Bay Road in the town of Woodboro Saturday evening, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.

After receiving a 911 call reporting a reckless motorcycle driver at 5:26 p.m., authorities received numerous reports of a one-vehicle motorcycle accident at 5:30 p.m.

The driver — identified as Jed M. Travis, 33, of Weston —

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:30 PM
Global warming presentation arranged in Boulder Junction

Author, naturalist and guide John Bates will be the next guest of Boulder Junction Public Library’s Neighbor to Neighbor program series to present “Can the North Woods Stay ‘The North’ in a Globally Warming Climate?” Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m. at the Boulder Junction Community Center.

“A warming climate poses some truly significant risks for a myriad of species that are associated with our area. We’ll take a measured, calm look at what’s at stake, using the best scientific information we can,” said Bates.

The event will not be a debate on whether the climate is warming,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:30 PM
Andrews named new director at Olson Memorial Library
Nancy “Nan” Andrews will be the new director at the Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River.      —Photo By Ken Anderson
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library board of trustees has selected a veteran library science professional, Nancy “Nan” Andrews, to be the new director starting Aug. 1.

Andrews has a master’s degree in library science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, along with a master’s in educational techniques. She worked in the Rhinelander School District from 1979 to her retirement in 2011.

“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:28 PM
Demmer Library announces Brewster as new director

Edward U. Demmer Memorial Library in Three Lakes has announced that Erica Brewster is the library’s new director.

The Library Board of Trustees began its search for a new leader when current library director, Janet Dixon, recently announced her decision to retire at the end of August.

Vicki Reuling, president of the library board of trustees, stated, “Although the board of trustees is sorry to see Dixon retire, we are enthused that someone with Brewster’s credentials stepped forward to lead the library. Brewster brings

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:27 PM
Auxiliary donates $50,000 to Howard Young Foundation
On hand for the check presentation were, from left, Diane Schoessow, Pam Berdal, Shirley Spiess, Laura Magstadt, Pat Van Acker, Marie Maciag, Sally Gibbs, Marlys Lee, Diana Sell, Joyce Wied, Kim Baltus, Pam Cira, Mike Gibbons, Mary West, Lisa Pepp, Beverly Giennow, Sherri Mondus, Peggy Kalt, Laurie Oungst, Rosemary DeBartelo, Blanche Babcock, Karen Young, Joyce Game, Richard Game, Kathy Viergutz. Missing from the photo is Peggie Lamber. 	—Contributed Photo

The Partners — Auxiliary, Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital, through its fundraising efforts, donated $50,000 to the Howard Young Foundation Special Gift Initiative June 17.

The donation will benefit health- and wellness related services at Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital (MERMH).

The Partners — Auxiliary raises money throughout the year through

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:26 PM
Cranberry association to hold annual meeting

Cranberry Lake Association will hold its annual meeting Saturday, Aug. 2, at 9 a.m. at the Lincoln Town Hall, located at 1205 Sundstein Road in Eagle River.

A presentation by Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fisheries biologist Marty Kiepke will highlight the results of the Eagle River Chain fish survey completed this year, with emphasis on Cranberry Lake.

Shortly after ice-out in the spring of 2013,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:25 PM