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Ministry seeks funding increase from municipalities for ambulance
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

After 13 years of operating the Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital (MERMH) ambulance service without an increase in subsidies from participating municipalities, a meeting has been set for Thursday, April 17, to discuss funding hikes, according to Mark Dascalos, manager of Ministry patient care services.

Appearing before the Eagle River City Council last week,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:53 PM
Chapter awards, prizes given out at 36th annual Muskies Inc. banquet
Larry Emerson (center), Jared Adamovich (right), Charles Schauer (not pictured) and Bruce Ludke (not pictured) won the largest released fish of 2013 in the men’s divisions with 52-inch muskies. The awards were presented by Dale Peterson (left). 	—Staff Photo By Ryan Burgy
By Ryan Burgy
Lifestyle Editor

The Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. held its 36th annual banquet Saturday at Eagle River Inn with 131 muskie enthusiasts attending.

While chapter member fishing awards were presented at the banquet, Bill Jacobs of Eagle River, chapter president, said the purpose of the evening was to raise funds to improve the muskie fishery.

“With the proceeds from this year's banquet,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:48 PM
Trolling plan back on ballot for vote at spring hearings

One-line trolling aimed for lakes in Vilas, Oneida

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

A revised proposal to allow trolling on inland waters statewide — including one-line trolling on lakes in Vilas and Oneida counties — is up for a vote at the 2014 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings next Monday, April 14.

The trolling rule change is the only proposed specific rule change to be voted on at the 2014 hearings, which will be held in each Wisconsin county starting at 7 p.m. All other votes that evening will be advisory.

The meetings in this area will be at the St. Germain Elementary School

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:13 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:19 PM )
New message sign
Taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Three Lakes electronic message center at the chamber office last Tuesday were, front row from left, Pat Brainard, Dave Sorgel, School District Administrator George Karling, chamber Executive Director Skip Brunswick, Cyd Brunswick, Sue Harris and Mike Kwaterski; back row, Randy Ingram, Gary Brainard, Terry McCloskey, Tom Rulseh and Ed Starke.                      —Photo By Jan Hintz
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:12 PM
Tribes appeal judge’s decision on night hunt
By Dean Bortz
Special to the News-Review

A December decision by Federal Judge Barbara Crabb rejecting a night deer hunting plan by the state’s six Chippewa tribes will now go the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals for review.

Lawyers for the Bad River, Red Cliff, St. Croix, Mole Lake, Lac Courte Oreilles and Lac du Flambeau tribes filed a brief March 24 with the high court that argues the tribes should be allowed to shoot deer at night for at least four reasons:

• The state originally intended to allow

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:09 PM
Decker, Payne win Pines Board seats
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines School Board will have two new members as Amy Decker of Eagle River and Jennifer Payne of Conover were elected to the board in the spring election Tuesday, April 1.

Decker, a former board member, beat incumbent school board member Mark Vander Bloomen in Area A, 1,130 to 856. Area A includes the city of Eagle River and towns of Cloverland, Lincoln and Washington.

In Area B, which is the town of Conover, Payne defeated Shirley Kufeldt

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:09 PM
Silver Blades to shine
Figure skaters of all ages will perform to musical arrangements from many award-winning artists during the Silver Blakes Ice Show this weekend.           —Photo By Kitty Sookochoff

Three performances set this Saturday, Sunday

The Eagle River Figure Skating Club recently announced its annual Silver Blades Ice Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13, at the Eagle River Ice Arena.

Saturday’s shows will take place at 2 and 7 p.m., and a show will be held Sunday at 2 p.m.

The theme of this year’s show is “Silver Blades Music Awards.”

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:07 PM
WPS proposes 8% power hike

Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS), recently filed a request for new utility rates in 2015 with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW).

The proposal calls for an 8% increase in electric rates and a decrease of 0.5% in natural gas rates.

The company’s electric rates have remained relatively unchanged since 2008 and gas distribution rates have decreased over the same period.

In recent years, WPS has been able to delay anticipated

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:07 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:07 PM )
Last snowfall?
 With about 5 inches of snow falling last Friday, area residents had to clear driveways and sidewalks of snow one last time even though the calendar showed it was spring. This man used an ATV to clean a driveway.            —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:06 PM
Richter served county 33 years

Former register of deeds,
pioneer dies at age 81

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Dona Richter, a former Vilas County register of deeds for 24 years, died Sunday, April 6, at the age of 81.

Richter was considered an Eagle River pioneer by many, growing up on the family homestead farm on Croker Road and attending the Croker School.

She was the Vilas County deputy register of deeds for nine years. She then ran for and won the office of register of deeds and held that position for 24 years. She retired Jan. 3, 1999, after serving the county for 33 years.

Richter hired Joan Han­sen,

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:04 PM