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Pines boys hockey player suspended for playoffs
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The Northland Pines School Board held a special session last Thursday to hear an appeal on an athletic code violation and upheld the two- game suspension given the student athlete on a 3-1 vote.
According to District Administrator Mike Richie, the sophomore boy hockey player was accused of “conduct unbecoming an athlete” and the two-game suspension was affirmed by the school board.
Richie indicated this concluded the administrative due

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:52 PM
State land under review for possible sale; includes five parcels in Vilas and Oneida

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has released a list of 33 par­cels of land — including five parcels in Vilas and Oneida counties — that are currently under review for possible sale in response to a new state law that requires the Natural Resources Board to make 10,000 acres of land available for sale by June 30, 2017.
The land under review is located in 23 counties and totals approximately 2,552 acres.
In Vilas County, there are three parcels

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:52 PM
Woodboro ATV meeting postponed due to weather

An open house meeting on a proposed all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trail through the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area scheduled for Feb. 20 was postponed due to a forecast for severe winter weather.
The meeting will be rescheduled for a future date to answer questions about the trail request and the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) planning process.
Public comments will be considered in the development of a trail

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:51 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:44 AM )
Vintage races
A group of sleds rounded a corner at the annual vintage oval snowmobile races and radar run Saturday on Spirit Lake. The event was organized by Three Lakes Trails Inc.  —Photo By Jan Hintz
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:50 PM
Town of Hiles given loan for fire truck purchase

The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) recently approved $581,689 in State Trust Fund Loans to support three municipal projects in Wisconsin, including one in the town of Hiles.
The Hiles loan allocates $160,000 for the purchase of a fire truck.
The village of Rock Springs in Sauk County also was awarded two refinancing loans, one for $385,000 and one for $36,689.
With income generated by State Trust Fund Loans,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:50 PM
Wisconsin River corridor protected; over 98 acres placed in land trust
Celebrating the signing of the Wisconsin River conservation easement were, from left, NWLT Executive Director Bryan Pierce, landowners Kimberly Kelling and Tim Hagen, and NWLT Board President Mary Schwaiger. —Contributed Photo

“Sometimes the only way to save a piece of property is to buy it,” said Tim Hagen, of Rhinelander. “That is what we did, that is the idea.”
Working with the Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT), Hagen and wife Kimberly Kelling have now saved a special section of the Upper Wisconsin River.
According to Hagen, they bought a 98.78-acre property in the town of Crescent in Oneida County just to conserve it. The land includes more than one mile (5,440 feet) of scenic natural frontage on the Wisconsin River below Hat Rapids Dam south of Rhinelander.
Hagen noted,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:49 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:44 AM )
It’s Doyen and Schweizer, Caz and Simac in Vilas

Election results have been posted for the Vilas County Board primary races in Districts 15 (Conover Ward 2) and 21 (Lincoln Ward 3).
In District 15, Steve Doyen and Jim Schweizer will advance to the regular election April 1, with 48 and 27 votes, respectively. Steve Rhode was eliminated from the running with 22 votes.
Incumbent Supervisor Sig Hjemvick did not file for candidacy in District 15.
District 21 will see a regular election between Kim Simac

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:48 PM
Hassey, Vander Bloomen win Lincoln primary race

Town of Lincoln supervisor candidates Bill Hassey and Kara Vander Bloomen garnered the most votes in the primary race last week and will move on to the regular election April 1.
Hassey earned 159 votes, while Vander Bloomen got 85.
Meanwhile, incumbent Leon Kukanich

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:48 PM
Mott, Schoeneck advance in primary
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Candidates Bob Mott and Dennis Schoeneck advanced in the primary election last Tuesday for the District 7 supervisory seat on the Oneida County Board.
Mott, the incumbent, received 88 votes, and Schoeneck ran a close second with 83 votes. The third candidate, Gregory Meyer, was eliminated from the contest with 23 votes.
Mott and Schoeneck will square off in the spring election April 1.
District 7 covers the towns of Enterprise,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:47 PM
Richard Hansen recognized for service in banking industry

After half a century of service to the community, Richard Hansen recently was honored at the Wisconsin Bankers Association Bank Executives Conference in Milwaukee.
He was recognized for his many years of work in the banking industry and his current service as a director of River Valley Bank.
Hansen began his banking career in 1963 as a branch manager at

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:43 PM