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Skeletal remains found in Oneida

The skeletal remains of a human were found in a wooded area near Lake Julia in the town of Pelican Monday morning, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department.

The sheriff’s office was notified at 11:42 a.m. Monday that a citizen had discovered the bones. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area and did locate skeletal remains of a human.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and the Oneida County medical examiner are continuing their investigation into the skeletal remains and the circumstances surrounding this death.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:55 PM
Area communities, groups schedule Fourth of July parades, fireworks
Area communities, groups schedule Fourth of July parades, fireworks

Communities across the North Woods will celebrate Independence Day with parades, picnics and fireworks.

The following is a rundown of celebrations planned for Independence Day. While most events will be July 4, a few communities have selected other days for their festivities. A special fireworks display will be held in Land O’ Lakes Thursday, July 3. St. Germain held its celebration Sunday, June 29.

People should call local chambers of commerce

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:53 PM
Spirit visit
The Spirit rescue helicopter was on display at the Three Lakes Airport Saturday during the seventh annual Shootout and Fly-in. Ministry Health Care’s air transport teams cover emergencies in northcentral Wisconsin.  —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:51 PM
Rhinelander man dies after fleeing from police

A 27-year-old Rhinelander man died last Monday after crashing his vehicle during a police chase on Davenport Street in Rhinelander. The subject was identified as Sean E. O’Corrain.

Rhinelander Police Officers attempted to perform a traffic stop on a vehicle on Davenport Street for speeding at approximately 8:26 p.m.

A pursuit ensued and continued to the intersection of Highway K and Forest Loop Road,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:50 PM
Stuckart named Grand Marshal for Three Lakes July 4 parade
By Jan Hintz
Three Lakes Correspondent

The Three Lakes Lions Club has named Herb Stuckart as the Grand Marshal for the 2014 Fourth of July.

Stuckart, the retired Three Lakes Fire Department Chief, says that he is honored to be this year’s Grand Marshal and will lead the parade through downtown Three Lakes this Friday, July 4, starting at 9 a.m.

He started out as a firefighter in 1976, when

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:48 PM
Third Heritage Fest set in Three Lakes; offers food, music

The third annual Northwoods Heritage Fest is slated for Friday and Saturday, July 11-12, at the high school athletic field in Three Lakes.

The two-day event will celebrate the cultures of Ireland, Italy, Poland, Germany and the United States.

Sponsored by Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center Inc. and several local, state and national sponsors, Heritage Fest has something for every member of the family.

The event will feature activities and games,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:48 PM
Three Lakes fire auxiliary purchases, supplies van
Three Lakes Fire Department Auxiliary members plan to dispatch their new rehabilitation van to fires and emergencies of all kinds throughout the area. The van is the first of its kind in the North Woods, according to the auxiliary.  —Contributed Photo

The Three Lakes Fire Department Auxiliary has purchased a van and equipment to support a rehab unit that will be dispatched to serve its volunteer firefighters on the scene of major fires in Three Lakes and neighboring areas.

It’s the first of its kind in the North Woods, according to an auxiliary founder and current board member Linda Remington.

Nearly two years ago, the auxiliary revisited

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:47 PM
Dick Hansen named marshal for Eagle River Fourth parade
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Dick Hansen has been named the parade marshal for the Eagle River Fourth of July parade set for this Friday, July 4, at 11 a.m.

Hansen, who grew up in Phelps and spent most of his adult life in Eagle River, said he was honored by the recognition.

“It’s pretty special,” he said. “This community has been extremely good to me. For other people to step up and say you should be honored for what you have done, that’s special. When your peers do that, what more of a recognition could there be?”

Raised in Phelps, Hansen graduated from Phelps High School in 1960

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:44 PM
Hansen requests Vietnam vets to join him in Fourth parade

Dick Hansen, the 2014 Eagle River Fourth of July parade marshal, has requested to have an honorary parade marshal group in this Friday’s parade and the chamber has granted that request.

“I would like to honor the Vietnam War veterans, the soldiers of my era. They have always held a very special place in my heart and I would be honored to walk the parade route with them,” said Hansen. “In a year we are honoring volunteers, I cannot think of a more deserving group. In fact,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:42 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, July 02, 2014 11:19 AM )
Hatters donation
 Using funds raised from its 11th annual Royal Red Hat High Tea, the Scarlet O’ Hatters of the Northwoods recently donated $800 to the Humane Society of Vilas County. Taking part in the check presentation were, from left, Sandee Lemmer of the Hatters and Jennifer Primich of the humane society.               —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:41 PM