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Vilas Board below budget for operations

The 21 supervisors
average $5,447

By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The 2013 cost of overseeing Vilas County government by the 21 elected supervisors came in slightly below budget, according to data released by the county clerk’s office.

The total cost of attending meetings (per diem), miles traveled, meals, registration, lodging and parking for supervisors in 2013 was $114,378. The county board budget for 2013 was $117,128.

The 2014 budget for the county board was set at

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:57 PM
Concealed carry class scheduled in Eagle River

The Eagle River Police Department will host a concealed carry class this Saturday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to noon at City Hall.

The class allows participants to meet the state requirement for a concealed carry permit.

Class size will be limited to 25 participants, and only a few slots remain. The cost will be $40 per person and people can register at Eagle River City Hall or the police department.

An optional session on the appropriate

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:57 PM
Lions award
Eagle River Lions Club President Jake Weinand (left) recently presented a Knight of Sight Fellowship Award to club member Bryan Boone. This award from the Wisconsin Lions Eye Bank recognizes Boone’s continued dedication and participation in bringing sight to many residents of the state of Wisconsin. 	—Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:56 PM
Pat Kiley joins Owl’s Nest?Realty

Owl’s Nest Realty of Eagle River broker and owner Inge Knauz recently announced that Pat Kiley has completed the real estate-licensing course and is now working as a sales agent.

“Kiley comes out of retirement with a strong knowledge of real estate having worked about 36 years in banking, most of those as a real estate mortgage lender and manager,” said Knauz.

She also served as the Northwoods Association of Realtors association executive for a couple of years during which time she helped establish the current Multiple Listing Service.

Kiley has lived most of her life in Eagle River and has three grown children who have also settled in the area and four grandchildren.

In her spare time, she said enjoys knitting, canoeing,

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:56 PM
Counseling available for small businesses

A counselor from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Stevens Point will be in Eagle River, by appointment only, Tuesday, April 8.

Confidential business counseling is available without charge to current or prospective small-business operators on issues ranging from financial management to sources of capital.

The SBDC staff member will meet clients at the Vilas County UW-Extension office in the courthouse, located at 330 Court St. in Eagle River, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Appointments must be made in advance by calling (715) 346-4609 or visiting the SBDC’s website at

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:56 PM