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July second safest on record for traffic deaths in Wisconsin

Last month, 39 people were killed in traffic crashes in Wisconsin, which was the second lowest number of traffic deaths for July since monthly fatality statistics were first compiled in 1937.

In terms of traffic deaths, Wisconsin’s all-time safest July was in 1943 with 34 traffic fatalities. The deadliest months of July occurred in 1966 and 1971 with 140 fatalities.

Traffic fatalities last month also were 18 fewer than July 2013 and 19 fewer than the five-year average for the month of July.

As of July 31, a total of 252 people

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:05 PM
Centers for Disease Control recommends children ages 11-12 begin HPV vaccination

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends both girls and boys ages 11-12 should begin routine human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. Routine vaccination involves a series of three shots over the course of six months.

HPV is a virus that infects the skin and mucous membranes. It is the most common sexually transmitted disease, infecting over half of the sexually active population.

HPV can be spread through any kind of genital contact with someone who has HPV, even if they have no symptoms, and can come in more than 40 forms.

The virus is commonly associated with genital warts

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:05 PM
Shootout donation
The Three Lakes Shootout and Radar Run recently presented $10,000 in event proceeds to the Three Lakes Fire Department. The money will help fund new equipment for the department. Taking part in the check presentation were, from left, Three Lakes Fire Chief Dave Kirby and Shootout Chairman Jim Leatzow. 		   —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:03 PM
Three Lakes Town Board

Town faces $2.8 million in road projects backlog

By Briana Jones
News Correspondent

More than a dozen members of the public were in attendance at last week’s meeting of the Three Lakes Town Board to hear updates on dam rehab reports, road construction issues and updates from Public Works employee Brian Slizewski on future town road projects.

With a current backlog of $2.8 million for roads that need some type of updating, road construction is an ongoing battle for the town of Three Lakes due to lack of funds, according to the board.

The backlogs have led to increased

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:03 PM
In Medicine Lake

Identifying milfoil takes
special test, group learns

The job of identifying native northern water milfoil from the invasive European water milfoil (EWM) can be a challenge, sometimes even for the professionals.

Recently, crews from Onterra LLC, the aquatic specialists who work with the Three Lakes Waterfront Association (TLWA)?as well as the various lake associations on the Eagle River Chain, heard from volunteers on Medicine Lake that there were suspicious-looking milfoil

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:02 PM
Public paddle event slated by land trust

The Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) will host a free public paddle Saturday, Aug. 23, through the Winter Park Pines Nature Preserve and a hike into the Squirrel River Pines State Natural Area.

The paddle will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

The Squirrel River ranked fifth as a highest priority river in Oneida County by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Northern Rivers Initiative, according to NWLT conservation specialist Trisha Moore.

Nearly 5.5 miles of natural shoreline along the Squirrel River

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:02 PM
Volunteers survey Chain for Eurasian water milfoil
Volunteer Steve Linn surveyed plants on Cranberry Lake. Linn and others have been trained to search the Chain of Lakes for  Eurasian water milfoil.   —Contributed Photo
By News-Review Staff

For the eighth consecutive year, volunteers are surveying the entire Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes for Eurasian water milfoil (EWM) between now and late August saving lake organizations thousands of dollars.

The volunteer survey is part of the Unified Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes Commission’s 2014 aquatic invasive species management plan.

The Unified Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes Commission has been awarded grants

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:01 PM
Krusick of Mulleady Realtors named to Int’l Sterling Society

Coldwell Banker Mulleady Realtors recently announced that Sally Krusick was named to the International Sterling Society.

Jim Mulleady of Coldwell Banker Mulleady Realtors shared information on Krusick and the award.

“Sally has been an integral part of Coldwell Banker Mulleady Realtors for 25 years,” he said. “Her hard work and dedication to her clients is second to none.

The International Sterling Society is only

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:00 PM
Commission OKs off-premises sign, annexation to expand bus company
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The city Plan Commission recommended last week the Eagle River City Council approve a permit for a sign advertising a business that moved outside the city and an annexation request.

Eagle River Service Center owner Kurt Seyfert placed a sign at his auto repair shop’s former location on Wall Street informing the public the business is now located on Highway 17 South, which is an off-premises sign and needed a conditional use permit. Had the sign been placed inside the windows, no permit would have been needed.

“We are not going to regulate

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:59 PM
Northwoods NiiJii gets $200,000 grant for service

An AmeriCorps Indian Tribes grant of more than $200,000 has been awarded to Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Community Inc. by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

The funds aim to help increase AmeriCorps’ presence on tribal lands locally.

According to the CNCS, this was one of 17 grants made to tribal organizations in 13 states to use national service as a solution to tackle pressing social and economic challenges.

Overall, grants will support 255 AmeriCorps members’ service in tribal communities — the largest number of AmeriCorps members supported through tribal grants in the past decade.

Tribal AmeriCorps members will tutor and mentor

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:59 PM