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Seven staff members retire at Pines

Five teachers had 130 years in education

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Northland Pines School District saw seven staff members, including five teachers who had a combined 130 years of education experience, retire at the end of the 2013-’14 school year.

The retiring teachers include Dale Schact, Jacqueline Coghlan and Lorine Walters from Northland Pines Middle School, David Justice from Northland Pines High School and district speech therapist Annette Numrich. Also retiring are high school secretary Karen Siegmeier and high school custodian Thomas Dreger.

The employees’ longevity with the district spanned from 15 to 25 years, though several had experience beyond NPSD.

Jacqueline Coghlan, Northland Pines Middle School principal,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:59 PM
Forest County awarded grant for ATV study

In a move that could provide an economic boost to northern Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has awarded Forest County a $10,750 grant to help finance a study of an off-road vehicle park in the county.

For more than a decade, county officials have discussed developing a 10,000- acre park that would provide hundreds of miles of trails for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), motorcycles, trucks and other off-road vehicles.

The project — which is expected to attract ATV enthusiasts from all over the Midwest —

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:58 PM
Culvert repair set in three counties

Several culverts are scheduled for replacement or improvement throughout Vilas, Oneida and Lincoln counties this summer, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

The prime contractor for the $1 million project is S & N Inc. Crews will replace and repair four culvert pipes.

A project on Highway 155 at the crossing of Lost Creek (between highways 70 and C) in Vilas County is scheduled to begin Monday, July 21. During construction, Highway 155 will remain open to a single lane of traffic with temporary traffic signals.

Construction is currently

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:58 PM
Relay For Life set this Friday in Eagle River

Survivors to be honored;
teams set $84,000 goal

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The 2014 Relay For Life of the Northwoods will be earlier this year and it will be a one evening event, but the goal will be the same — to raise much-needed funds for the battle against cancer.

The Relay will be this Friday, June 20, with a goal of raising $84,000 for the American Cancer Society and its programs of re­search and education.

According to event Chairwoman Kitty Soo­ko­choff, this year’s theme is “The future is so bright. Let’s finish the fight.”

“The future is so bright relates to the longest day of the year and

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:06 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:24 PM )
Gay marriages on hold in state
By Anthony Drew

News-Review Asst. Editor

U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb last week granted Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s request for a stay on her recent order which redefined marriage in Wisconsin to include same-sex couples.

Crabb had previously ruled that the Wisconsin laws banning marriage between same-sex couples are unconstitutional.

This marked the 14th federal ruling against state-sponsored gay marriage bans since last June, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.

Van Hollen had then requested that Crabb’s

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:04 PM