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Highway 70 crash
Emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash last Thursday at about 8:15 a.m. on Highway 70 on Eagle River’s west side. Traffic was reduced to a single lane in both directions until the road was cleared.         —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:59 PM
Lois Vetterneck sentenced to one-year probation term

MADISON — John Vaudreuil, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Lois Vetterneck, 54, of Lac du Flambeau, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb to a one-year term of probation for distributing oxycodone.

Vetterneck pleaded guilty to this charge on April 2.

In April 2013, confidential informants purchased

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:58 PM
Oneida Sheriff’s Office to hold boat safety class

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office will hold a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Certified boating safety course June 24 and 26 at Fort?Wilderness in Rhinelander.

Fort Wilderness is located at 6180 Spider Lake Road and the times for the course will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 26.

The office welcomes all individuals interested in recreational boating to enroll in a course.

Wisconsin has passed a Mandatory Boating

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:58 PM
Three Lakes School, Nicolet College awarded $132,385 partnership grant
On hand to learn about the Three Lakes and Nicolet College grant were, from left, Don Sidlowski, executive director, Grow North Regional Economic Development Corp.; Deputy Secretary Jonathan Barry, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development; Phil Albert, board president, Oneida County Economic Development Corp.; Gene Welhoefer, director of guidance, Three Lakes School District; Mike Kwaterski, school board member, Three Lakes School District; Collette Sorgel, board of director member, Grow North; and Ken Urban, interim president, Nicolet Area Technical College.                              —Contributed Photo
By News-Review Staff

Communities across the North Woods — including Three Lakes — are getting a boost as workers, employers and their partners collaborate on customized worker training projects, according to Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Deputy Secretary Jonathon Barry.

Barry addressed the Grow North board of directors meeting in Minocqua. He con­gratulated the Oneida County Economic Development Corp., Nicolet Technical College,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:56 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:24 PM )
School board tours new digital ‘Fab Lab’
Technology education instructor Mike Gorney showed Three Lakes School Board members and school staffers a computer numerical control (CNC) milling machine that can be used to create signage. The CNC machine is one component of the newly constructed Fab Lab at Three Lakes High School which will open for the 2014-’15 school year.  —Photo By Briana Jones
By Briana Jones
News Correspondent

Three Lakes School Board members toured the nearly complete Fab Lab — a workshop for digital fabrication — at the high school during its meeting last week.

Board members have high hopes for the first K-12 Fab Lab in the state, which aims to educate current students and prepare future workers.

Various state-of-the-art pieces of equipment will give students a broad range of training and offer local businesses an outlet to train workers,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:55 PM
AIS lake surveys end in Three Lakes

A crew from Onterra LLC —?the lake management firm contracted by the Three Lakes Waterfront Association (TLWA) — recently conducted preliminary surveys of the only two known areas on the Three Lakes Chain of Lakes where Eurasian water milfoil (EWM) has been found to date.

The surveys took place on the channel leading from Long Lake to the Burnt Rollways Dam, and on Virgin Lake.

The crew did not observe any EWM on the Long Lake channel, and therefore no removal or treatment is planned there, according to association member Larry Swanlund.

“They did observe some EWM in the original areas of Virgin Lake

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:55 PM
Airport fly-in
The Eagle River Union Airport hosted its annual fly-in event Saturday, offering attendees the chance to look at aircraft up close and take plane rides. This year, the event also included a car show downtown and radar runs on the runway at the airport. The event, billed as Props & Pistons, was held in conjunction with the Eagle River Business Association.             —Staff Photo By            ANTHONY?DREW
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:53 PM
St. Germain supervisors leave meeting over issue with 24-hour posting notice
By Wally Geist
St. Germain Correspondent

The St. Germain Town Board met Monday, June 9, despite Supervisor Tom Christensen informing town Chairman Walt Camp that the posted agenda had not met statutory requirements because it had been posted at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

“Sundays and legal holidays cannot be counted toward the 24-hour posting requirement,” stated Christensen. “I am leaving the meeting on advice from the Wisconsin Towns Association attorney, Lee Turonie, who said, ‘If proper notice has not been given,’ I should not participate in a meeting.”

Supervisor John Vojta joined

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:52 PM
Library committee reviews proposal for picking designer
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The library building committee viewed and revised a draft requests for qualifications (RFQ) document for the project/design manager for the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library expansion and remodeling project in Eagle River last week.

After more than three hours of reviewing the draft RFQ language offered by committee member Nan Andrews, progress was made in establishing how the document should be distributed, how prospective firms should be evaluated and how the financing needs are to be met.

Building committee members said they wanted to finish the draft RFQ

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:51 PM
Commission plans survey for AIS?on five Vilas lakes

Biologists with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife?Commission?have announced the lakes scheduled for surveys in Vilas County.

The commission surveys inland lakes in the Chippewa ceded territories for aquatic invasive species (AIS) each summer.

Lakes in Vilas County set to be surveyed in 2014 include?Big?Lake,?Big Portage Lake, Big St. Germain Lake, Dead Pike Lake and Little Star Lake.

The commission’s early

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:51 PM