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New sign
 Boat Sport Marina of Eagle River recently donated the funds for a new sign mapping out the Eagle River Chain of Lakes. Taking part in the check donation were, from left, Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association President Paul Hennes and Boat Sport representative John Jr. Mors. Wolf Track Design created the sign.  —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:36 PM
City resident plans meeting to limit ATVs in Eagle River

Eagle River residents concerned about the possibility of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) gaining access to streets in the city of Eagle River are invited to attend a meeting this Thursday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. at Eagle River City Hall.

The meeting is being organized by Mary Jo Berner, a resident of the city, and is not an official meeting of city government.

Berner said she is organizing the meeting to explore a potential petition drive to get a referendum before city voters on ATV operation on streets and property within the city limits.

“There are at least three options for a petition,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:36 PM
Auto show set Saturday in downtown Eagle River

The Eagle River Auto Show will be held in downtown Eagle River this Saturday, Aug. 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will have first- and second-place awards in more than a dozen classes. Meanwhile, specialty awards will be handed out for People’s Choice, Best in Show, Best Street Rod, Best Paint, Best Interior and Best Engine.

Sponsored by the Eagle River Business Association

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:35 PM
New pylons
The Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) has erected a new memorial pylon at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River. The pylon (pictured) displays the name of each deceased publisher-member of the WNA. Each year, names have been added at a fitting ceremony during the annual WNA Trees Retreat. The names of more than 600 deceased publishers are now listed on the pylons. This year’s retreat will be Aug. 21-23. Workers with Rushmore Granite of Chippewa Falls worked on the project. The number 30 is typed at the end of a story and on the pylon signifies the end of their careers.    —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:34 PM
Agonikak National Trail complete in to Watersmeet

Watersmeet, Mich., township, Wilderness Lakes Trails Inc. and the Ottawa National Forest have announced that work on the revitalized Agonikak National Recreation Trail was completed and is now available for public use.

The 12-mile Agonikak Trail connects the Waters­meet Town Park and the Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center to the town of Land O’ Lakes.

The Agonikak Trail is a component of the 38-mile Wilderness Lakes Trails’ bike and pedestrian system

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:33 PM
Egan joins Mulleady team

Téah Egan is the newest agent to join the Coldwell Banker Mulleady Realtors® team.

Egan has worked with the Coldwell Banker Mulleady family for more than a year and said she’s excited to be working as an agent in the company’s Eagle River office.

Having grown up in Eagle River with many family

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:32 PM
Vilas panel takes no action; $80,000 trail grant at risk
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Nearly $80,000 in grant funds for a hiking/biking trail in Phelps is in jeopardy due to the Vilas County Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee’s decision not to act on a revised Land Use Agreement between the county and the town of Phelps.

A 30-year agreement is required by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:19 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:54 PM )
KIds Day
Family fishing was the focus last Saturday at the Free Kids Fishing Day in Three Lakes.         —STAFF?PHOTO
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:18 PM
Midway excitement
Youths showed their excitement as they rode on the roller coaster at the Vilas County Fair Sunday afternoon. Four days of nice weather boosted attendance at the fair, said officials.           —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:17 PM
Youth Days Auction set at Sports Arena
Youths who participate in the skating programs provided by the Eagle River Recreation Association display some of the items that will be available at the Youth Days Auction this Friday and Saturday. Some of the items headed for the auction block and silent auction include a boat, golf clubs, a three-wheel bike, a smoker and an eagle carving.                                     —STAFF PHOTO

The Eagle River Recreation Association (ERRA) will host its 52nd annual Youth Days Auction this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15-16, at the Eagle River Sports Arena.

Auction volunteers are picking up merchandise from area residents and businesses this week in preparation for the ERRA’s main fund­raiser, according to Bob McDonald, president of the ERRA.

“Items which are of great use to the auction are boats,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:16 PM