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La Marre ends recall effort against Briggs
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Town of Plum Lake resident Craig La Marre has ended his recall effort of town Chairwoman Dianne Briggs.

La Marre obtained recall forms from the Government Accountability Board (GAB) in Madison and delivered them to Plum Lake Clerk/Treasurer Sharon Brooker June 24, but on July 11 La Marre sent a letter to Brooker saying he is no longer circulating a recall petition to be signed by town residents.

“In light of recent developments,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:41 PM
 
Walk to End Alzheimer’s slated Sept. 13 in Antigo

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alz­heimer’s® will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at Johnson Electric Coil Co. in Antigo. Day-of registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Early registration is also available online at alz.org/walk.

The Antigo walk committee has been making plans for this year’s event and is welcoming new team captains, team members and day-of volunteers.

For more information or to start a team,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:41 PM
 
De Bruyne lobbies for ATVs, saying multi-use trails possible
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Vilas County Board Chairman Ron De Bruyne said he believes there is room for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on the Vilas County Forest and on some county roads.

De Bruyne, a member of the Vilas County

Board since 1995 representing Arbor Vitae District 7,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:40 PM | Updated ( Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:30 AM )
 
Tribe to provide classes at Vilas jail

The Lac du Flambeau Tribe has announced a plan to provide introductory college courses to individuals incarcerated in the Vilas County Jail.

The plan is a joint collaboration between the tribe’s Gikendaasowin Education and Workforce Development Department, the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department and Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO)?Ojibwa Community College.

The Oshki Bimaadiziiwin (“New Life” in Ojibwa) program will allow both tribal and non-tribal members the opportunity to receive classroom instruction and obtain credits that can be applied towards a college degree.

The jail, located in Eagle River,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:40 PM
 
Gregor, Stelmacher join Minocqua Marshfield Clinic

Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center announced that  Jaimee Gregor, a diabetes educator and dietitian, and Denise Stelmacher, a registered nurse and diabetes educator, recently joined its staff.

Diabetes educators and dietitians provide patients with American Diabetes Association self-management training and individualized nutrition education to help patients reach their health goals.

Gregor obtained a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from UW-Stevens Point and a master’s in clinical exercise physiology from UW-La Crosse. Her areas of interest are diabetes, heart disease and weight loss.

“My goal is to give patients the tools

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:38 PM
 
Trout Lake Station plans annual open house

The Trout Lake Station in Boulder Junction will hold an open house Friday, Aug. 1, to welcome anyone in the North Woods to learn about Vilas County lakes and hear about the station’s summer research projects.

Visitors will have the opportunity to take a boat ride on Trout Lake, learn to tell invasive species from natives and meet the aquatic plants and animals of northern Wisconsin up close.

Scientists will discuss the state of northern Wisconsin lakes with visitors,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:38 PM
 
ERRA donation
Coordinators of the OAM Northland Pines Alumni Hockey Tournament July 5 presented a check for $5,000 to the Eagle River Recreation Association (ERRA). Taking part in the presentation were, from left, OAM Coordinator Tom Obrodovich, ERRA President Bob McDonald and OAM Coordinator Al Geiger.              —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:37 PM
 
Armstrong gets two years prison for dealing oxycodone

Derek Armstrong, 28, of Lac du Flambeau was sentenced last week to two years in prison followed by a three-year term of supervised release for distributing oxycodone, according to a statement by John Vaudreuil, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.

Armstrong pleaded guilty to this charge on April 16. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb handed down the sentencing.

In June 2013, law enforcement officers conducted a

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:36 PM
 
Walker selects Hruz for appellate judge

Gov. Scott Walker  announced Monday the appointment of Thomas M. Hruz to serve as an appellate judge on the District III Court of Appeals.  He will be replacing retiring Judge Mark Mangerson.

Vilas County Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III was a candidate for the position, but Walker selected Hruz.

“From his prestigious clerkships on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, to his position as recent chair of the State Bar Appellate Practice Section, Tom Hruz is an ideal choice for the appellate bench.  I am confident his experience, intellect and

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:35 PM
 
Three new members named to Nicolet College Board
Two new trustees joined the Nicolet College Board recently as they were sworn in at the board’s annual organizational meeting on the Nicolet College campus. Brian Diel, center, and Bob Martini, second from left, both from Rhinelander, will serve three-year terms on the board which sets the overall direction of the college. They are pictured here with Kenneth Urban, far left, Nicolet interim president, Ron Zimmerman, second from right, board chairman, and Bob Egan, far right, board secretary. Sharon Nielsen was missing from the photo.                                                             —Contributed Photo

The Wisconsin Technical College System board has appointed three members to serve on Nicolet College board of trustees.

Serving three-year terms on the board will be Brian Diel and Bob Martini. Sharon Nielsen will serve a two-year term, completing a term for a vacant position.

The three were sworn in at the July 14 meeting

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:34 PM
 
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