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Election day
 Town of Lincoln voters went to the polls Tuesday morning at the Lincoln Town Hall for several election contests, including town board, school board and Vilas County Board. State officials said they expected just 12% of voters statewide to vote April 1 because most election contests were for local government.         —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:23 PM
Woman, 62, struck by vehicle at intersection in Three Lakes

A?62-year-old woman was struck by a motor vehicle at the intersection of Superior Street and West School Street in Three Lakes last Thursday, according to a release from the Three Lakes Police Department.

Authorities responded to the scene at approximately 4:24 p.m.

Preliminary investigation by police revealed that the vehicle had stopped at the stop sign on West School Street and began to turn westbound onto Superior Street when the vehicle struck the pedestrian in the crosswalk.

The pedestrian was transported

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:23 PM
Sign of spring
With temperatures in the low 50s Sunday and Monday, the first open water finally appeared on the Eagle River. Lakes still have about 30 inches of ice, though much of the snow on the lake surface turned to water.          —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:22 PM
Three Lakes School Board adopts trapshooting club
By Briana Jones
News Correspondent

A sport gaining popularity across much of the Midwest will make its debut in the area, as the Three Lakes School Board approved the district’s first-ever trapshooting club at its meeting last week.

The club marks a new chapter for the Three Lakes School District. The club only will be available to high school students, grades nine to 12, and science teacher Al Votis will lead the students as head coach.

He recently earned his shotgun coaching certification from the NRA in a two-day course consisting of classroom instruction and on-the-range practical coaching exercises.

Votis said the idea came to him after a conversation

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:21 PM
Concrete association names Stefonik to board of directors

The Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association recently selected its 2014 Board of Directors at its annual convention, including naming Brian Stefonik of Northern Lakes Concrete in Eagle River producer director.

The convention was held in mid-March at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.

The Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association is a statewide trade association consisting of ready-mixed concrete producers and associate members throughout the state and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The mission of the Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:21 PM
Anita Allen of Holiday station inducted into Pinnacle Club

Holiday Stationstores — a Midwest-based convenience store and gas station chain — has announced that Eagle River Holiday Stationstore Manager Anita Allen was inducted into the organization’s Pinnacle Club.

This is the second year Allen was inducted into the Pinnacle Club. The induction ceremony and celebratory events involving the inductees took place in Minneapolis, Minn.

The celebration included a formal luncheon, an evening of theater, dining and other activities.

The Pinnacle Club is reserved for store managers and district managers of Holiday

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:21 PM
Lake backers
Marty Ketterer, chairman of the Cloverland Town Lakes Committee, announced his retirement to members of the committee. They include, from left, Glen Johnson, Ketterer, Chuck Spitz, Jeff Currie, Tom Rulseh and Ann Currie. The committee is responsible for coordinating efforts to improve and maintain lake water quality in the town of Cloverland.    —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:19 PM
Lac du Flambeau Lions Club to host 25th District Convention

Lions and Lioness club members from all over northcentral Wisconsin will gather at the 25th annual District Convention and Exposition Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, at the Lac du Flambeau Convention Center.

The hosting Lac du Flambeau Lions Club and district committee has scheduled many activities in promoting the motto “We Serve.”

The District is made up of eight counties, 44 Lions Clubs with 1,600 members, 11 Lioness clubs with 425 members and two young adult clubs called LEO sponsored by the Rhinelander and Tomahawk clubs.

Activities will begin Friday with adult and

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:19 PM
Patriots to discuss Pines ‘sex-ed’ class

Parental options and mandated curriculum will be the topics at a meeting to be hosted by the Northwoods Patriots Tuesday, April 8, at Eagle River Inn.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will bring experts to the discussion on these subjects, according to meeting coordinator Kim Simac of Eagle River.

“Arrangements are in the works for speakers to address aspects of the current sex-education program being conducted at Northland Pines High School,” said Simac. “Recent attention was brought to the community when an angry parent spoke out against

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:18 PM
DOT announces frozen road law ends

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced that the frozen road law has ended and spring thaw and Class II?road restrictions are effective statewide, including Zone 1 north of Highway 8.

Class II roads include about 1,400 miles of state highways susceptible to damage from heavy trucks during the spring thaw period as frost leaves the ground.

More information regarding Class II roadways and roadway postings can be found online at

The declaration of spring thaw also means the

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:17 PM