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?Firefighters and equipment from six area fire departments were on the scene of a structure fire at 5219 River Run Drive in the town of Sugar Camp Monday afternoon. These firefighters prepared for their turn during the attack. Deep snow in the yard around the home hindered the attack by firefighters.                                     —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:35 PM
Sept. 1 school start date not getting tourism results

Sports seasons 
pulling families
from vacations

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

A law in Wisconsin currently bars school districts from starting school until Sept. 1, but educators and local tourism leaders admit the law probably isn’t helping tourism in late August.

Rep. Jim Ott (R-Mequon) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R-Madison) want to change that law so districts can choose when they start classes.

While the tourism industry opposes Assembly Bill 267 and Senate Bill 228, school officials said support is growing for the legislation this winter as many northern Wisconsin schools are looking at finishing in mid-June due to making up snow days.

“It’s been really quiet until now,” said

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:03 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:39 PM )
Exciting ride
Youths had an opportunity to ride on the back of a donkey during an intermission at the Dairyland Donkey Basketball fundraiser in Three Lakes last Thursday. See more photos on Page 1B.                —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:02 PM
Lincoln, DOT clash over lights
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) has exempted itself from any obligation for costs of operating and maintaining streetlights along Highway 45 in the town of Lincoln.

In a letter addressed to Lincoln Town Chairman Dick Stoegbauer, the DOT said it elected to temporarily pay those expenses after the town turned off certain lights in October of 2013.

The department has accrued $937 in operating expenses associated with the street lamps since Nov. 7 and expects the costs to reach $1,600 by April 11 — the date Wisconsin Public Service  would begin billing the town of Lincoln for electricity per DOT request.

After that date, the department plans to

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:01 PM
Rosner pleads not guilty due to mental disease
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

Pleas of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect were entered in Vilas County Circuit Court Monday by Andrew Rosner, 28, of Eagle River, who faces two counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide by use of a dangerous weapon.

Rosner is alleged to have stabbed his pregnant girlfriend, Morgan Maney, 20, of Eagle River, in the chest on Feb. 1 while she was driving on Highway 70 east of St. Germain. The preliminary investigation showed the two had been arguing over her infidelity and “her relationship with the other individual.”

Vilas County Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:01 PM