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Guest count increasing at new historical museum

The Eagle River Historical Museum has been open for nearly two months, and according to historical society Vice-President Karen Sailer, visitor counts have been increasing.

A recent attraction has been added with the loan of a vintage Rhinelander boat by Todd Powell.

The new historical museum — located 1181 Highway 45 S. —

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:47 PM
Pedestrian struck in Minocqua

A?50-year-old pedestrian was injured Monday afternoon in a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic accident on Highway 51 500 feet north of North Loop in Minocqua, according to the Minocqua Police Department.

The pedestrian, Pennae Biersach of Forest, was transported to Howard Young Medical Center by ambulance and then flown

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:46 PM
Wine & cheese social
The Rotary Club of Eagle River staged its biggest fundraiser of the year Monday night at Eagle Waters Resort, where nearly 300 people came to taste more than 100 selections of wine and beer. Attendees also found extensive hors d’oeuvres tables, a silent auction and a live auction.                                 —Staff?Photo By KURT?KRUEGER
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:42 PM
La Marre ends recall effort against Briggs
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Town of Plum Lake resident Craig La Marre has ended his recall effort of town Chairwoman Dianne Briggs.

La Marre obtained recall forms from the Government Accountability Board (GAB) in Madison and delivered them to Plum Lake Clerk/Treasurer Sharon Brooker June 24, but on July 11 La Marre sent a letter to Brooker saying he is no longer circulating a recall petition to be signed by town residents.

“In light of recent developments,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:41 PM
Walk to End Alzheimer’s slated Sept. 13 in Antigo

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alz­heimer’s® will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at Johnson Electric Coil Co. in Antigo. Day-of registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Early registration is also available online at

The Antigo walk committee has been making plans for this year’s event and is welcoming new team captains, team members and day-of volunteers.

For more information or to start a team,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:41 PM
De Bruyne lobbies for ATVs, saying multi-use trails possible
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Vilas County Board Chairman Ron De Bruyne said he believes there is room for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on the Vilas County Forest and on some county roads.

De Bruyne, a member of the Vilas County

Board since 1995 representing Arbor Vitae District 7,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:40 PM | Updated ( Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:30 AM )
Tribe to provide classes at Vilas jail

The Lac du Flambeau Tribe has announced a plan to provide introductory college courses to individuals incarcerated in the Vilas County Jail.

The plan is a joint collaboration between the tribe’s Gikendaasowin Education and Workforce Development Department, the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department and Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO)?Ojibwa Community College.

The Oshki Bimaadiziiwin (“New Life” in Ojibwa) program will allow both tribal and non-tribal members the opportunity to receive classroom instruction and obtain credits that can be applied towards a college degree.

The jail, located in Eagle River,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:40 PM
Gregor, Stelmacher join Minocqua Marshfield Clinic

Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center announced that  Jaimee Gregor, a diabetes educator and dietitian, and Denise Stelmacher, a registered nurse and diabetes educator, recently joined its staff.

Diabetes educators and dietitians provide patients with American Diabetes Association self-management training and individualized nutrition education to help patients reach their health goals.

Gregor obtained a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from UW-Stevens Point and a master’s in clinical exercise physiology from UW-La Crosse. Her areas of interest are diabetes, heart disease and weight loss.

“My goal is to give patients the tools

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:38 PM
Trout Lake Station plans annual open house

The Trout Lake Station in Boulder Junction will hold an open house Friday, Aug. 1, to welcome anyone in the North Woods to learn about Vilas County lakes and hear about the station’s summer research projects.

Visitors will have the opportunity to take a boat ride on Trout Lake, learn to tell invasive species from natives and meet the aquatic plants and animals of northern Wisconsin up close.

Scientists will discuss the state of northern Wisconsin lakes with visitors,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:38 PM
ERRA donation
Coordinators of the OAM Northland Pines Alumni Hockey Tournament July 5 presented a check for $5,000 to the Eagle River Recreation Association (ERRA). Taking part in the presentation were, from left, OAM Coordinator Tom Obrodovich, ERRA President Bob McDonald and OAM Coordinator Al Geiger.              —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:37 PM