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Pines has concerns on Common Core
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

Legislation affecting Common Core teaching standards currently making its way through the Wisconsin Legislature was discussed at the Northland Pines School Board meeting last Monday.

District Administrator Mike Richie outlined some of the changes that could take place should Assembly Bill 617 be adopted.

The rules would require a board of 15 people, including persons from private voucher schools, even though those institutions would not be required to follow the statewide academic standards of public schools.

Richie has stated there are only two views of Common Core —

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:18 PM
Small-business counseling appointments available

A counselor from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Stevens Point will be in Eagle River, by appointment only, Tuesday, March 11.

Confidential business counseling will be 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, located at the courthouse 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 visit

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:18 PM
Business owners gather to discuss Conover-Phelps bike trail project
By Sharon Gifford
Phelps Correspondent

Thirty-four business owners from Conover and Phelps recently took part in an informal meeting at the Conover Town Center to make a list of ideas to attract bikers and hikers to the area and discuss points for a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) grant totaling $171,000.

The meeting was generated by the Great Headwaters Trails (GHT) system, including President Jeff Currie and grant writer Ann Currie.

“We were very happy with the turnout and the ideas that were generated from this meeting,” said Ann Currie.

Phelps Chamber of Commerce President Renee Snook opened

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:17 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, March 05, 2014 3:36 PM )
Snowshoe challenge
The Klondike Snowshoe Challenge Saturday included 50 participants in the 5-kilometer race. The event included two other activities, the kids races and a 1- or 3-mile tromp.                            —Staff Photo By RYAN BURGY
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:16 PM
Conserve School in Land O’ Lakes nominated for Green Ribbon program
By News-Review Staff

MADISON — State Superintendent Tony Evers recently nominated Conserve School in Land O’ Lakes for recognition in the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools program.

Nominated along with Conserve School were Park Elementary School in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District, Hurley School, Tomorrow River Community Charter School in Amherst and Tomorrow River School District.

In addition, Greendale School District was nominated for a District Sustainability Award.

Stefan Anderson, head of Conserve School,

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:16 PM
Northwoods Women’s Business Conference scheduled March 21 at Nicolet College

Nicolet College will host the first annual Northwoods Women’s Business Conference (NWBC), Friday, March 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Northwoods Center at Nicolet College.

The goal of the conference will be to create mutually beneficial relationships with peers, support one another with knowledge, skills, tools and friendship, and to become exposed to a larger pool of resources.

The event will feature two keynote speakers, Chris Clarke-Epstein and Kathryn Jeffers. Clarke-Epstein, through her consulting business Change 101, helps individuals and organizations face and embrace change more easily.

Jeffers is a speaker, facilitator and consultant in the areas of leadership,

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:15 PM
Annie Schultz joins Mulleady Realtors
Annie Schultz joins Mulleady Realtors

Coldwell Banker Mulleady Realtors recently announced that Annie Schultz has joined the team.

Schultz hails from Gillett, where she’s worked for years in the health care field.

She has three grown children and four grandsons. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing and spending time with family and friends.

Shultz is the founder of Annie’s Angels,

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:14 PM
Carr wins Century 21 award

Century 21 Burkett & Associates announced that Sue Carr has won the Ruby Award for 2012 and 2013 from Century 21. The Ruby Award recognizes at least $110,000 in gross commission, or 30 sales.

“We actively sought Carr to become a real estate agent for five straight years,” said broker and owner Jerry Burkett. “She lives each transaction with her clients and customers, and is the very best at customer service.”

“She puts in long hours and never quits until the transaction is complete. Carr is truly an asset to Century 21,” added Burkett.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:14 PM
Reil earns insurance certificate

Bob Reil of Anderson Insurance Agency Inc. in Eagle River was among those awarded a certificate for successfully completing a Pekin Insurance™ Introduction to Commercial Lines class.

Reil attended the educational conference Feb. 19 at Pekin Insurance’s home office in Pekin, Ill.

Pekin offers a yearly series of educational conferences

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:13 PM
St. Germain Lioness Club to offer scholarships

The St. Germain Lioness Club announced that it has opened up their scholarships to both male and females living in the Northland Pines School District.

The Lioness Club will be giving out three $1,000 scholarships. Applicants must be a graduating senior from high school this year, already in a higher education facility or a person that has decided to return to school to further their education.

Previous applicants or winners are welcome to reapply.

Applications can be picked up at St. Germain Chamber of Commerce or Northland Pines High School, or one can be sent by mail by calling Marlys Scharf at (715)?479-6045. Applications will be due by Tuesday, April 15.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:13 PM