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Mott wins close race for Oneida Board

Electors in Oneida County District 7 went to the polls  Tuesday, April 1, for a county board supervisor contest and they reelected incumbent Bob Mott of Pelican Lake.

Mott edged challenger  Dennis Schoeneck of Enterprise, 177-172.

Mott has served on the county board for two years.

District 7 includes Enterprise, Schoepke,

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:32 AM
Decker, Payne win Pines Board seats

Incumbent Northland Pines School Board member Mark Vander Bloomen lost to challenger and former board member Amy Decker in Area A, 1,130-856, in the election Tuesday.

Area A includes the city of Eagle River and towns of Cloverland, Lincoln and Washington.

In Area B, which is the town of Conover, Jennifer Payne defeated Shirley Kufeldt, 1,106-708. The seat was vacated by  incumbent Mike Jovanovic, who filed for noncandidacy.

All electors in the district could vote in all contests.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:19 AM
Conover voters reject referendum

Town of Conover electors rejected a referendum question in Tuesday’s election to allow the town board to appoint a clerk-treasurer. The referendum lost 131-127.

The “no” vote means filling the position will be solely based upon an election process, according to Town Clerk James Hedberg.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:08 AM
Phelps votes down broadband question

Phelps residents voted Tuesday night against a referendum asking to purchase or lease property for broadband expansion in the town.

The referendum was voted down 230 to 164.

The question posed on the ballot read as follows: “Would you support using taxpayers’ dollars to purchase or lease property and equipment for the expansion of broadband throughout the town of Phelps?”

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:05 AM
Pietenpol, Mesun elected to school board in Phelps

Colleen Pietenpol and Kathleen Mesun have earned seats on the Phelps School Board, as voters ousted incumbent member Mark Grmick Tuesday.

Pietenpol garnered the most votes with 272, followed by Mesun with 265 and Grmick with 146.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:04 AM
DuQuaine, Kimmerling earn seats on Phelps board

Voters in Phelps Tuesday night elected Dorothy Kimmerling and Mike DuQuaine to seats on the Phelps Town Board.

DuQuaine had the most votes with 252, followed by Kimmerling with 245.

Lorin Johnson and Cindy Regozzi lost the election with 158 votes and 53 votes, respectively.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:03 AM
Hassey beats Vander Bloomen for Lincoln Town Board seat

Bill Hassey defeated Kara Vander Bloomen 373-158 for a town board supervisory position for the town of Lincoln in the spring election  Tuesday, April 1.

Incumbent Supervisor Bruce Richter also had an expiring term this spring, but was unopposed.

Hassey will replace incumbent Leon Kukanich on the town board. Kukanich lost in the primary.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 7:54 AM | Updated ( Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:02 AM )
Ritzer tops Lynn for Cloverland Board

Mildred Ritzer defeated James Lynn 126-40 for a town board supervisory position in the town of Cloverland in the election Tuesday.

Incumbent Supervisor Marty Ketterer submitted a declaration of noncandidacy, opening the door for the newcomers.

Incumbent Supervisor Steve Favorite also was up for re-election, but ran unopposed.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 7:52 AM | Updated ( Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:03 AM )
Four incumbent supervisors lose election contests in Vilas, see other election results under news

Four incumbent supervisors lost their seats on the Vilas County Board in Tuesday’s election.

In District 1, incumbent Ralph Sitzberger lost to Wally Otterpohl 126-79.

In District 4, incumbent Dennie Nielsen lost to Vernon Wiggenhaus 119-66.

In District 14,

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 7:51 AM | Updated ( Monday, April 07, 2014 12:44 PM )
Vilas health ranks low, Oneida is better: survey
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

While Vilas County ranks among the less healthy counties in the state, Oneida County ranks in the middle of the pack for health, according to the annual County Health Rankings released by the University of Wisconsin last week.

The County Health Rankings, a partnership project by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), rank the overall health of nearly every county in all 50 states.

The rankings allow counties to see how well they are doing on

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:44 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:15 PM )