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Training session
Personnel and equipment from five fire departments gathered at the Woodruff Fire Station for a training session last Monday evening. These firefighters filled a portable water tank with water.     —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:50 PM
Minocqua woman dies in crash

A?three-vehicle accident last Thursday morning involving a tour bus on Highway 51 in Arbor Vitae resulted in the death of a 67-year-old woman from Minocqua and 14 other injuries, according to a press release from the Wisconsin State Patrol North Central Region Wausau Post.

Barbara C. Hilleque was fatally injured in the crash, which occurred at approximately 10:09 a.m. on Highway 51 near Old 51 N.

A vehicle driven by a Hilleque was struck by a

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:50 PM
West Bend man drowns in Lake Shishebogama

A 56-year-old West Bend man has been reported dead after a drowning incident on Lake Shishebogama in Minocqua Saturday, according to a report from the Minocqua Police Department.

The subject, Russell E. Steiner, was transported to Howard Young Medical Center and was pronounced dead Sunday, July 27, at approximately 7:30 a.m. by the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Authorities received a 911 call at approximately 10:58 p.m. Saturday night from the residents of 8919 W. Minch Dr. in Minocqua. It was reported that a person in Lake Shishebogama appeared to be struggling. Rescue efforts were immediately initiated.

Prior to emergency personnel arriving on scene,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:49 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:19 PM )
Three Lakes preliminary budget shows balance surplus of $171,000
By Briana Jones
News Correspondent

Last week’s Three Lakes School Board Meeting included discussion on positive budget numbers, increases in staff stipends and hot lunch prices, and more information on the student- and community member-focused Fab Lab.

The board reviewed the 2013-’14 budget and considered final expenditures and approval of budget transfers, and reviewed adjustments to the 2014-’15 budget. Board members will approve the final budget at the annual meeting Aug. 27 at 7:15 p.m., following the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.

“The goal in our referendum projection was a budget

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:48 PM
Vintage thunder
The Vintage Thunder Grass Drags and ATV?Rendezvous was held Saturday at Don Burnside Park in Three Lakes. All-terrain vehicle (ATV) riders got the chance to try out a 50-foot mud pit and an obstacle course. Meanwhile, snowmobiles in classes ranging from Kitty Cats to four-cylinder modified machines took turns racing on a 320-foot grass drag racing track in the park (pictured). The event was sponsored by Three Lakes Trails, Northern Lights Snowmobile Club and the Three Lakes Nicolet ATV Club.    —Staff Photo By  KURT KRUEGER
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:47 PM