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Statewide effort to find AIS comes to Vilas County lakes
Quita Sheehan of the Vilas County Land & Water Conservation Department, looks for aquatic invasive plants in area lakes.                                       —Contributed Photo

Vilas County Land and Water Conservation Department employees, staff and volunteers are assisting a statewide effort to determine the extent of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in Wisconsin.

The surveys are part of a five-year effort by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), volunteers and partner organizations to survey or monitor 200 randomly selected?Wisconsin lakes each year.

The project is the first effort of this scale in the U.S.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:56 PM
 
Two children injured in boating accident in Manitowish Waters

A?boating accident on Little Star Lake in Manitowish Waters last Thursday resulted in two children being transported to Howard Young Medical Center for injuries.

Vilas County 911 received a report of the accident at approximately 2:20 p.m.

It was reported that two children being pulled on a boat tube had struck the side of a pontoon boat and were injured.

The children — a brother and sister, ages 11 and 12,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:56 PM
 
Chamber announces parade float winners

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center has announced this year’s Fourth of July parade float winners.

This year’s parade had nearly 90 entrants participating with more than 70 floats.

“The theme of ‘Saluting Our Volunteers and Service

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:55 PM
 
Trail work
Celebrating its seven-year anniversary, the Three Eagle Trail recently underwent a major restoration of its limestone surface. The work included grading (above) to the original trail width, re-establishing proper drainage, adding fresh, crushed limestone and compacting the entire surface for a firm, uniform riding surface. The eight-mile trail runs from Three Lakes to Eagle River. Funding of trail maintenance relies entirely on voluntary donations to the Three Eagle Trail Foundation and can be made at 3eagletrail.com.       —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:54 PM
 
Reduced-price meals climbs 7.3% at Pines

Student poverty rates in the Northland Pines School District have climbed 7.3% since 2012-’13, according to statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), while rates at districts in Three Lakes and Phelps have remained nearly the same.

At Pines, 44.5%?of students were eligible for free and reduced-price school meals this past school year compared to 37.2% in 2012-’13.

Meanwhile, in Three Lakes, 42.9% of the student body qualified for the subsidy program compared to 41.9%?last year, marking a slight increase of 1%.

Phelps School District saw 59.1% of students

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:53 PM
 
Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters schedule bike trail dedication July 26

BOULDER?JUNCTION?— The communities of Manitowish Waters and Boulder Junction have announced there will be an official trail dedication for the completed biking/hiking trail segment joining the towns Saturday, July 26, at the wayside intersection of highways H and K.

The dedication will take place from noon to 2 p.m., when the Manitowish Waters and Boulder Junction Lions Clubs will hold a complimentary brat and hot dog fry.

The trail now connects to the Heart of Vilas County

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:53 PM
 
Country baritone
Country music star Josh Turner, the man with the unmistakable baritone voice, performed to a big crowd at the Hodag Country Festival Friday.  —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:42 PM
 
Panel supports absorbing cost for EMS service
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Members of the Ambulance Study Committee agreed last week that their communities should absorb the proposed increase for  emergency medical services through Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hos­pital, but they want to get more feedback on how to determine the percentage of the subsidy for each municipality.

While the total subsidy paid by the city of Eagle River and towns of Lincoln,

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:34 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:14 PM )
 
Celebrating Independence
Thousands of people gathered in Eagle River last Friday morning for the annual Fourth of July parade on Wall Street hosted by the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. Some of the scenes included, above, World War II?veterans looking to the sky during the airplane fly-by.           —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:34 PM
 
Celebrating Independence
?Thousands of people gathered in Eagle River last Friday morning for the annual Fourth of July parade on Wall Street hosted by the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. Some of the scenes included, above, a young Cub Scout showing his patriotism.           —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:33 PM
 
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