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Hanson of Eagle River invents new hands-only CPR device
Jake Alward of Chanticleer Inn (left) recently purchased a CPR RsQ Assist device from inventor Joe Hanson, a part-time Eagle River resident. —Staff Photo By ANTHONY?DREW
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Inventor Joe Hanson, a part-time resident of Eagle River, has come up with an FDA-approved hands-only?chest-compression device designed to eliminate the intimidation factor of performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

The CPR RsQ Assist® is the first of its kind.?A recording on the device guides one through the steps of performing effective CPR, while its ergonomic design has been shown in independent clinical

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:03 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:09 PM )
Nicolet ATV club wants route from Three Lakes to Eagle River
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

A packed council chamber last week by all-terrain vehicle (ATVs) supporters urged the Eagle River City Council to consider a basic plan for allowing ATV route connections with Three Lakes for access into and through Eagle River.

Mark Kirby, presenting the Three Lakes Nicolet ATV Club of 325 members, provided the council with an update of how they would gain an ATV route to Eagle River.

“There are close to 2,300 ATVs registered in Vilas County and about 5,000

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:02 PM
Oneida County seeks input on boathouse, pier rules

The Oneida County Planning and Development Committee is conducting a survey to assess public opinion on boathouses and piers, according to Oneida County Planning and Zoning Director Karl Jennrich.

The survey will be conducted from July 14 through Aug. 15. The survey is web-based and can be found at­NDTS6S or by going to the Oneida County website at and clicking on “Announcements.”

Oneida County and the

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:02 PM
Award winners
Century 21 Burkett & Associates in Eagle River and Three Lakes announced its multi-million dollar sales producers for 2013, including, from left, Bud Pride, Joyce and Jim Nykolayko, and Tom Kolinsky.                                         —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:01 PM
Local municipalities get state transportation aid

Gov. Scott Walker recently announced that payments totaling more than $127.8 million for general transportation aids, connecting highway aids and expressway policing aids have been delivered to local governments from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT).

Local payments in Vilas County totaled $420,580, including $20,101 for the town of Cloverland; $47,543 for Conover; $44,584  for Land O’ Lakes; $34,068 for the town of Lincoln; $54,089  for Phelps; $48,400 for Plum Lake; $45,214 for St. Germain; $38,482  for the town of Washington;

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:00 PM
Eagle Chain association sets annual meeting Saturday

The Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association (ERCLA) will hold its annual general meeting at Saturday, July 19, at 9 a.m. at the Lincoln Town Hall located at 1205 Sundstein Road in Eagle River.

The keynote speaker will be Steve Gilbert, Wisconsin Department of Natural Re­sources (DNR) fisheries biologist. He will present the results of the yearlong fish survey completed on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes in March.

Shortly after ice-out in spring of 2013 the DNR began a fish survey on all lakes of the Eagle River Chain, which included netting, shocking and a creel survey. The survey continued throughout the year and terminated with the end of gamefish season this spring.

This meeting aims to provide an opportunity

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:00 PM
Country stars
The 37th annual Hodag Country Festival was held in Rhinelander last Thursday through Sunday, drawing country music stars and tens of thousands of fans. Above, fans standing and cheering their favorite singer.      —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:59 PM
Pines gives names in records request
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

Four Northland Pines School District teachers who appealed a decision by the school board to deny a higher salary level have been identified after an open records request was filed and the district determined the names could be revealed.

The appeals were heard in closed session by a combination of board members, administrative staff and teacher representation. Returning to open session, District Administrator Mike Richie said all four appeals were denied but declined to identify the teachers,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:58 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:58 PM )
Mental Health Summit slated in Iron Mountain

The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Mich. will host its second annual Mental Health Summit Tuesday, July 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Holman Room as a part of a national initiative to improve mental-health care for veterans.

The purpose of the Mental Health Summit is to bring together key stakeholders in the community with the goal of enhancing access to mental-health services and addressing the mental health-care needs of veterans and their family members residing in the Upper Peninsula of

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:57 PM
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