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One- and two-fish limits hit 345 walleye lakes here
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Daily bag limits have been lowered on 533 lakes in re­sponse to tribal spearing declarations announced Monday, revisions that affect 346 lakes in Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties.

In the three counties, there will be a three-walleye bag limit for sports anglers on just one lake, a two-fish bag limit on 209 lakes and a one-fish bag limit on 136 lakes.

Last year, 535 lakes statewide and 327 locally were part of the harvest declarations made by six bands of Chippewa in Wisconsin.

Statewide, 176 lakes will have a one-walleye bag limit,

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:13 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:42 AM )
Easter egg hunt
The Three Lakes Lions Club held its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday at the high school. As part of the event, club members handed out bags of treats to area youths near the front entrance of the school.           —Photo By Jan Hintz
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:12 PM
Library board to request bids for design work
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The proposed expansion and renovation of Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River moved forward last week with the library board of trustees giving direction to the ad hoc Building Committee to develop a request for proposals (RFP) for the building project.

While the library board of trustees could move forward without bidding professional services such as design and architectural work, it was decided all aspects of the proj­ect will be bid out.

Designer and builder Jeff Visner of Design/Build by Visner of

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:10 PM
Trolling plan gets statewide support
By News-Review Staff

People who participated in the 2014 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Con­gress county meetings across the state Monday supported a proposal to allow trolling statewide.

The compromise trolling proposal — which would allow trolling with one line per angler in 17 counties and trolling with three lines per angler in the other 55 counties — was approved 3,646-2,250.

Statewide, the proposal was approved in 61 counties and rejected in 11 counties.

Vilas County sportsmen and -women opposed the trolling plan

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:10 PM
Say goodbye to harshest winter
Town of Lincoln resident Randy Block used a snowblower to move more than a foot of snow Thursday. —STAFF PHOTO

2013-’14 season featured record cold, snow

By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Snow shovels have been a common sight this winter, and they were out in abundance last week after a storm dropped approximately 16 inches of snow across the North Woods.

This latest snowstorm has put an exclamation point on what has been one of the toughest and longest winter seasons on record in the area.

According to News-Review records, nearly nine feet of

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:08 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:42 AM )
Boy expelled for having knife
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

A Northland Pines High School freshman boy was expelled Monday by the school board for having a knife on a school bus, according to District Administrator Mike Richie.

“While we recognize many boys carry small pocket­knives, this knife was larger and he was waiving it around while on the bus,” Richie said. “The female bus driver had a concern and reported the incident to the school.”

Richie indicated the student was expelled for the remainder of the fourth quarter. He will be provided on-line instruction for the remainder of the school year and will be allowed to come back into the school in September providing there are no further incidents, according to Richie.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:07 PM
DeBruyne elected in new Vilas chair
The new Vilas County Board include, front row from left, Mary Kim Black, Edward Bluthardt, Steven Doyen, Mark Rogacki, Chairman Ronald DeBruyne, Charles Rayala; second row, County Clerk David Alleman, Erwin Teichmiller, Wallace Beversdorf, Charles Hayes, Arthur Kunde, Rocco Caffarella, Walter Maciag; and back row, Kim Simac, William Otterpohl, Racquel Zortman-Bell, Carolyn Ritter, Vernon Wiggenhauser and Ken Anderson.   	—Photo By Wally Geist

DeBruyne elected in new Vilas chair

By Wally Geist
St. Germain Correspondent

Seven new Vilas County Board supervisors were administered the oath of office by Circuit Court  Judge Neal A. Nielsen III and Supervisor Ronald DeBruyne of Arbor Vitae was elected  chairman at last Tuesday’s county board meeting.

DeBruyne replaced Steve Favorite as chairman. Favorite did not seek re-election this spring. Supervisor Mark Rogacki of St. Germain was elected vice-chairman

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:05 PM
DNR public hearing on Wild Eagle piers scheduled today
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

A public hearing on a proposal to allow the Wild Eagle Lodge Condo Association to place multiple new piers on Duck and Lynx lakes on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes will be today, Wednesday, April 23, at 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Town Hall at 2105 Sundstein Road in Eagle River.

The association has ap­plied for a permit through the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) according to Kyle McLaughlin, DNR water regulations and zoning specialist in Rhine­lander.

The proposed project consists of placing up to five piers with the combined capacity of 68 boat slips along the shoreline in front of the Wild Eagle Lodge property in the town of Washington.

The DNR has made a tentative determination that

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:04 PM
Spring wildfire season arrives; annual burning permit required
By News-Review Staff

Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials remind area residents that as spring arrives and the ground loses its snow cover, the spring wildfire season  also returns.

DNR Forester/Ranger Jamie Remme of the Eagle River Ranger Station said when the snow melts, it exposes dead vegetation which dries out quickly with sunny and windy days, thus making it vulnerable to wildfires before other vegetation greens up.

“Keep in mind people burning debris remains the number one cause of wildfires in Wisconsin,” said Remme. “Indeed, most wildfires can be prevented by using fire responsibly, understanding the dangers of fire and using alternatives other than burning.”

The DNR highly recommends recycling,

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:03 PM
Utility customers may shut off water April 28

Eagle River Light & Water recently announced that starting Monday, April 28, customers no longer have to keep water running to avoid freeze-ups.

“We appreciate the understanding that our customers have shown us in making it through this incredibly long winter,” said utility Manager Pat Weber.

For more information, call the utility’s office at (715) 479-8121 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:03 PM