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Skeletal remains identified

Skeletal remains found by a citizen in a wooded area near Lake Julia in the town of Pelican June 30 have been identified through dental records, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.

The remains have been identified as Steven J. Boron, age 54, of Oneida County. Boron had been reported as an absconder from probation/parole in May of 2013.

Initial investigation indicates no signs of foul play, according to authorities.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and the Oneida continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding this death.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:18 PM
 
Siemiakowski recognized for serving town of Three Lakes for 40 years
Town board member Bill Martineau (left) presented Public Works employee Dave Siemiakowski a proclamation for 40 years of service.                                                      —Photo By Briana Jones
By Briana Jones
News Correspondent

A beloved Three Lakes Public Works employee received a service proclamation during a Three Lakes Town Board meeting last week for his 40 years of hard work and dedication to the town.

Dave Siemiakowski was recognized for his performance of outstanding service to the town of Three Lakes while serving as a Town Shop crew member and Town Shop foreman for the Public Works Department.

Siemiakowski served

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:15 PM
 
Electricity customers to get refund from WPS

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin authorized Wisconsin Public Service Corp. (WPS) last week to refund $8.1 million to Wisconsin electric retail customers for an over-recovery of fuel and purchased power costs.

The refund to each customer will be based on actual use over the month of August, and will amount to about $5.32 for the typical residential customer using 600 kilowatt-hours of electricity monthly.

Customers will see portions of the refund on August and September 2014 bills.

“The refunds are a result of our normal rate case process

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:15 PM
 
Oneida seeks feedback on board meeting times

The Oneida County UW-Extension is conducting a survey to assess public opinion as to when the Oneida County Board should hold its public meetings.

The survey is web based, and may be found online at goo.gl/6Xedix. Paper copies of the survey will be available at public libraries in Rhinelander, Three Lakes and Minocqua, and at the UW-Extension office in the basement of the Rhine­land­er-Oneida County Airport.

The Oneida County Board of Supervisors discussed the issue of holding their meetings at night during the May 20 meeting of the board.

County board meetings are currently held at 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:14 PM
 
The Fourth
The Three Lakes Lions Club hosted the annual Fourth of July parade in down-town Three Lakes Friday morning. Above, a big crowd  watching the parade.           —Staff Photo By            KURT KRUEGER
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:13 PM
 
Discover Mediaworks, Trig’s expand 30-year partnership

Discover Mediaworks has announced it will manage marketing, advertising and video production on behalf of five Trig’s grocery stores in northern Wisconsin, along with Trig’s Smokehouse.

This step extends a professional partnership between the two northern Wisconsin-based businesses that has lasted almost 30 years.

The partnership began in 1986, when Trygve “Trig” Solberg, founder of Trig’s grocery store, became the first private sector contributor in the program Discover Wisconsin, created by Dick Rose of Eagle River.

This investment matched Wisconsin

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:11 PM
 
Chain Association sets annual meeting

The Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association (ERCLA) will hold its annual general meeting at Saturday, July 19, at 9 a.m. at the Lincoln Town Hall located at 1205 Sundstein Road in Eagle River.

The keynote speaker will be Steve Gilbert, Wisconsin Department of Natural Re­sources (DNR) fisheries biologist. He will present the results of the yearlong fish survey completed on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes in March.

Shortly after ice-out in spring of 2013 the DNR began a fish survey on all lakes of the Eagle River Chain, which included netting, shocking and a creel survey. The survey continued throughout the year and terminated with the end of gamefish season this spring.

This meeting aims to provide an opportunity

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:11 PM
 
Huge crowd
The Aqua Devils Waterski Club of Three Lakes saw its peak crowd of the summer Saturday evening of the holiday weekend, with motorists parking on two sides of Golf Course Loop Road all the way out to Highway 32. There is no admission to the club’s shows, which are performed Wednesday and Saturday evenings starting at 6:30 p.m. The ski show grounds are located off Highway 32 east on Big Stone Lake. Above, Alex Berger entertains the crowd with flaming batons. —Staff Photo By KURT?KRUEGER
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:09 PM
 
Huge crowd
The Aqua Devils Waterski Club of Three Lakes saw its peak crowd of the summer Saturday evening of the holiday weekend, with motorists parking on two sides of Golf Course Loop Road all the way out to Highway 32. There is no admission to the club’s shows, which are performed Wednesday and Saturday evenings starting at 6:30 p.m. The ski show grounds are located off Highway 32 east on Big Stone Lake. Above, Alex Berger entertains the crowd with flaming batons. —Staff Photo By KURT?KRUEGER
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:09 PM
 
Phelps joins towns for ‘Connect’ effort

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) has accepted the town of Phelps into its Connect Communities program, an initiative that works with communities to advance downtown and urban corridor revitalization efforts.

Phelps was among 21 other cities, towns and villages around the state that were accepted into the program.

The new communities, representing a diverse geographic and economic mix, will join 19 communities that were part of the inaugural year of the program.

The 20th original community, La Crosse, was accepted

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:06 PM
 
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