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Eagle River customers should continue running water: utility

Eagle River Light & Water Utility recently urged water customers to continue running water in their homes and businesses due to the extreme winter.

The water stream should:

— be the cold water tap on one faucet in the building;

— be at least the size of a pencil, which is approximately ¼-inch diameter at the stream’s smallest point; and

— run constantly 24 hours per day, seven

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 2:21 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:24 PM )
Meeting on Woodboro ATV trail rescheduled for this Thursday

An open house meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 13, to gather ideas and discuss a request to establish an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trail across a portion of the Woodboro Lakes State Wildlife Area.

The meeting previously planned for Feb. 20 was cancelled due to a winter storm.

The Nokomis ATV Club is seeking an ATV trail across the southeast portion of the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife area.  The request includes two route options, both of which would run on existing snowmobile trail routes.

Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area is a forested, 3,000-acre property

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 2:21 PM
Historical Society receives museum challenge donation

The Eagle River Historical Society has received a challenge donation of $1,000 toward the lighting for its new museum, but the anonymous donor has specified that matching donations must be received by March 26.

In response to this challenge, another donor offered an additional $1,000 to match by April 15, but only if the first $1,000 is met. As of Monday morning, $250 had already been pledged.

Lighting is one of the highest-cost items in the construction and critical to the display area, according to society Vice President Karen Sailer.

“Artifacts require museum-quality lighting in

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 2:20 PM
Northwoods Summit to focus on bettering area communities

Treehaven, a natural resources center in Tomahawk, will host the Northwoods Research Summit Thursday, March 20, beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m.

The summit will focus on discovering ways to live, learn, work and prosper as a community.

It will be sponsored by Nicolet College, UW-Stevens Point and Grow North: Regional Economic Development Corp..

Business and economics professor Jerry Hembd

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 2:19 PM
Donation to Lions
 The Morgan Stanley Foundation recently presented $2,000 to the Eagle River Lions Club. Taking part in the check presentation were, from left, club President Jake Weinand and foundation representative Matt Kluetz. The funds will be used to support local charities and needs in the Eagle River area.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 2:18 PM