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Walker selects Hruz for appellate judge

Gov. Scott Walker  announced Monday the appointment of Thomas M. Hruz to serve as an appellate judge on the District III Court of Appeals.  He will be replacing retiring Judge Mark Mangerson.

Vilas County Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III was a candidate for the position, but Walker selected Hruz.

“From his prestigious clerkships on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, to his position as recent chair of the State Bar Appellate Practice Section, Tom Hruz is an ideal choice for the appellate bench.  I am confident his experience, intellect and

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:35 PM
Three new members named to Nicolet College Board
Two new trustees joined the Nicolet College Board recently as they were sworn in at the board’s annual organizational meeting on the Nicolet College campus. Brian Diel, center, and Bob Martini, second from left, both from Rhinelander, will serve three-year terms on the board which sets the overall direction of the college. They are pictured here with Kenneth Urban, far left, Nicolet interim president, Ron Zimmerman, second from right, board chairman, and Bob Egan, far right, board secretary. Sharon Nielsen was missing from the photo.                                                             —Contributed Photo

The Wisconsin Technical College System board has appointed three members to serve on Nicolet College board of trustees.

Serving three-year terms on the board will be Brian Diel and Bob Martini. Sharon Nielsen will serve a two-year term, completing a term for a vacant position.

The three were sworn in at the July 14 meeting

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:34 PM
Snowmo grass drags, ATV event scheduled

The Vintage Thunder Grass Drags and ATV Rendezvous will return to Three Lakes this Saturday, July 26, at Don Burnside Park.

The snowmobile grass drag racing will start at 9:30 a.m. Drag races will run on a 320-foot track in a variety of classes ranging from Kitty Cats to 4-cylinder modified machines.

All-terrain vehicle (ATV) games also will take place throughout

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:33 PM
Long-time Felix Zeloski Farms sold to Eagle River Seed Farm LLC

Felix Zeloski Farms — first established in the mid 1930s — recently was sold to Eagle River Seed Farm LLC, which is jointly owned and operated by RPE Inc. and CSS Farms.

The seed farm, previously owned by Dennis Zeloski, sells the majority of its potato seed to fresh potato growers, chip potato growers and processors.

Although there is a change in ownership, the day-to-day operations will continue unchanged with farm manager Ron Krueger remaining at the helm with his prior team. Milt Carter, president and CEO of CSS Farms, will serve as the managing partner of the seed farm.

“Dennis has developed a great team and operation,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:33 PM
Pickleball court project
The pickleball courts at Riverview Park in Eagle River are undergoing a $10,000 repair and painting project. Al Geiger, left, of Eagle River and Neal West of Conover repaired cracks in the asphalt last week as part of the project that will also increase the number of courts from four to six, two will have permanent nets. —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:31 PM