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Design award
Taking part in the Concrete Design Awards presentation in Milwaukee were, from left, Wisconsin Ready Mix Concrete Association (WRMCA) Executive Director Cherish Schwenn, WRMCA member Keith Barghahn, Northern Lakes Concrete Quality Control Manager Matt Madderom and WRMCA member Todd Brockman.                —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:02 PM
Pineiro gets probation, restitution in Vilas marijuana-growing case
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The last of three persons, Ramon Pineiro, 36, of Goldbar, Wis., involved in marijuana growing operations at rented homes on Whisky Trail north of Eagle River and South Farming Road in Arbor Vitae,q was sentenced Monday in Vilas County Circuit Court, but avoided any further jail time and received five years’ probation.

Pineiro, along with James Lacson and Kevin Shumake, were taken into custody in February 2012 by authorities who executed a search warrant at 1399 South Farming Road.

Vilas County District At­torney Albert Moustakis told the court Pineiro

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:01 PM
Drug Take-Back Day scheduled this Saturday

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary Cathy Stepp joined forces to encourage Wisconsinites to participate in the  National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day being held in communities across Wisconsin this Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The take-back service is free and anonymous. Individuals with unwanted, expired or unused prescription drugs may drop them off at collection sites statewide.

Local collection sites include Three Lakes Town Hall, Minocqua Police Department,

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:01 PM
Perfect snow
Last Thursday’s heavy, wet snow slowed the North Woods for a day, but it also was perfect for making a snowman. Sonia Dionne, a freelance writer from Three Lakes, had some fun making this snowman and sign.                                  —Photo By Sonia Dionne
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:00 PM
Dave Hintz of Three Lakes to serve as Oneida chairman

Dave Hintz of Three Lakes was unanimously elected chairman of the Oneida County Board at a meeting last Tuesday.

Every two years, at the first meeting following the general election, the supervisors representing the 21 districts in Oneida County elect a chairperson.

Hintz has served on the Oneida County Board in District 13 representing Three Lakes since November of 2009.

He’s held the positions of second and first vice-chair

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:58 PM
New law on ATV use could help local club
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill last week that could help the Three Lakes Nicolet ATV?Club in its quest to expand all-terrain vehicle (ATV) access from Three Lakes to existing trail systems outside of town.

Assembly Bill 743 allows ATVs and utility-terrain vehicles (UTVs) to cross highway bridges that are fewer than 1,000 feet in length if allowed by local government.

Rep. Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:58 PM
Electors talk business at Three Lakes meeting

By Anthony Drew

News-Review Asst. Editor

More than 30 Three Lakes residents gathered last Tuesday at the Three Lakes Town Hall for the annual meeting of town electors, passing motions to consider a new storage structure for the fire department auxiliary and  reconsidering making the town treasurer a board-appointed position.

After hearing an annual financial report from Town Clerk Sue Harris, Three Lakes Fire Department Auxiliary member Cindy Starke petitioned the electors to consider allowing the construction of a storage facility for auxiliary use.

Starke said the auxiliary

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:57 PM
Still winter here
Snow removal crews in Eagle River were busy Thursday morning as a storm dumped 12 to 16 inches of heavy, wet snow across the North Woods Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Due to the deep snow, schools at Northland Pines, Three Lakes and Phelps were closed Thursday. The snow finally stopped falling about 10 a.m. Thursday. The latest storm puts the snowfall total near 100 inches in Eagle River for the winter of 2013-'14. —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:45 AM | Updated ( Friday, April 18, 2014 8:13 AM )
Trolling proposal OK’d in statewide vote

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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:27 AM | Updated ( Monday, April 21, 2014 9:48 AM )
Vilas residents vote at fish, wildlife hearing

Vilas County residents voted Monday night to advise the Department of Natural Resources on numerous topics at the annual spring fish and wildlife hearing at St. Germain Elementary School.

A?proposal to increase the size of the trophy bass regulation from 18 inches to 20 inches was passed by a six-vote margin, 87-81.

Among the questions were a number regarding panfish management.

Residents in Vilas County voted in favor (88-81) of keeping the general

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:26 AM | Updated ( Monday, April 21, 2014 9:48 AM )