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Invasive water flea limited to Star Lake
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Of 28 Vilas County lakes surveyed for spiny water fleas last summer, only Star Lake in the town of Plum Lake was found to have the aquatic invasive species and a plan has been devised to limit its expansion to other lakes.

“This was the only spiny water flea finding in all the approximately 265 lakes surveyed statewide,” said Vilas County invasive species coordinator Ted Ritter.

The spiny water flea, found in all of the Great Lakes, eat zooplankton

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:46 PM
Klondike Days just 10 days away
Native American dancers will perform in the Northland Pines auditorium both days during Klondike Days Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2.                               —STAFF PHOTO

Most activities return for 24th annual event

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Thousands of people of all ages are expected to attend the 24th annual Trig’s Klondike Days in Eagle River Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2, for family fun, historical exhibits, competitions and entertainment.

“Klondike Days was originally developed to encourage families to enjoy the North Woods in winter,” said Klondike Days Executive Director Amy Young. “Today, Klondike Days

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:44 PM
Big attraction
Snowmobilers by the dozens stopped at the Eagle River Ice Castle over the weekend, admiring the structure near the Depot Museum. This was the scene Saturday as several large groups took a break.                  —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:41 PM
Preliminary hearing ordered for Rosner
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

A preliminary hearing was ordered on felony charges against Andrew Rosner, 28, of Eagle River and will be next Tuesday, Feb. 25 in Vilas County Circuit Court.

Rosner faces two counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the alleged stabbing Feb. 1 of Morgan Maney, 20, also of Eagle River. The criminal complaint indicated Rosner knew Maney was pregnant at the time of the incident, hence the second felony charge is against an unborn child by use of a dangerous weapon.

In an adjourned initial appearance last Thursday,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:41 PM
City works on agreement for housing development
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

A developer’s agreement affecting up to 19 acres of land on Eagle River’s northwest side was given a first review by the Eagle River City Council last week, with authorization to continue discussions that could bring up to 60 duplex and multiple- family housing units into the city.

The site is located between Mill Street and Illinois Road on property owned by Kay and Junior Ludwig, who would provide the land to S.C. Swiderski LLC of Mosinee, a for-profit entity with a diversified portfolio of properties.

The proposed agreement indicates the development would add a minimum of $1.5 million

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:40 PM
Stephens wins awards for sales with Century 21

Century 21 Burkett & Associates recently ann­ounced that Tara Stephens won the Emerald Award for 2012 and the Diamond Award for 2013 from Century 21.

The Diamond Award recognizes a gross commission of $176,000 or 50 units of sale for the year.

The Greater Northwoods Multiple Listing Service has shown that Stephens has been the leading selling/volume agent in the town of Three Lakes four out of the past five years.

“Stephens is thorough, hardworking and knows her market,”

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:39 PM
Emergency management lists resources for propane crisis

As propane issues continue to impact area residents and businesses, Oneida County Emergency Management recently released a list of available resources.

The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program is a federally funded program that assists eligible households pay a portion of their home heating costs.

Assistance is based on 60% of the state median income level over a three-month period.

Sixty percent of the state median income for a household size of one is $6,173;

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:38 PM
Belzer recognized for saving life
Vilas telecommunicator Tom Belzer, left, received a commendation from Lt. Dale Soltow of the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department.                   —Photo By Ken Anderson
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

A commendation was presented to Vilas County Sheriff’s Department telecommunicator Tom Belzer by Lt. Dale Soltow last week for his life-saving instructions to grandparents that revived their granddaughter.

According to the commendation, Belzer received a 911 call last October for a young female having a seizure and not breathing. He instructed the caller on performing cardiopulmonary

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:37 PM
Rhinelander woman dies in Woodboro car crash

WOODBORO — A 36-year-old Rhinelander woman was pronounced dead following a vehicle crash on Highway 8 and Shady Rest Road in Woodboro last Friday morning, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash — which took place between a passenger car and a van and was reported at 9:57 a.m. — was one among a rash of vehicle crashes throughout the area Friday.

Monica A. Bartishofski was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident.

Preliminary investigation indicates a westbound passenger car lost control and entered

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:37 PM
Conover, Phelps business owners to discuss DNR bike trail grant
The Sayner Pub gets a lot of business from the bike trail that goes through Sayner. On Feb. 25, business owners in Conover and Phelps will meet to brainstorm about doing the same regarding the Conover-Phelps trail.                                     —Contributed Photo

Gathering ideas for attracting money will be the focus of an informal meeting of the business communities of  Conover and Phelps coming up at the Conover Town Center Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m.

All business owners in Conover and Phelps are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

A?Department of Natural Resources (DNR) grant totaling $171,000 is one of the discussion points

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:34 PM