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Vilas County teens participate in Love Letters campaign

Vilas County Commission on Aging in partnership with, Mentor Up and the Meals On Wheels Association of America, announced the results of the Love Letters campaign.

Love Letters aimed to encourage teens to make handmade Valentine’s Day cards to lift the spirits of older adults across the country during a peak time of isolation and depression.

“We were thrilled to have received more than 55 cards in the mail for our clients,” said Susan Richmond, director of the Vilas County Commission on Aging.

“As many connected to the Elderly Nutrition Program know,

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:27 PM
Vilas adds position with tribe’s help
By Wally Geist
St. Germain Correspondent

Vilas County supervisors, on a 19-1 vote, created a full-time secretarial position in the District Attorney’s Office at the county board meeting last Tuesday.

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians has agreed to financially support the Secretary B position for $25,000 per year during an initial three-year period.

Supervisors and Vilas County Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:27 PM
Land trust names Eckstein, Mueller to board of directors
Ron Eckstein, left, and H.K. Mueller have joined the Northwoods Land Trust Board.                        —Contributed Photo

The Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) recently welcomed two new members to its board of directors, according to NWLT Executive Director Bryan Pierce.

“Ron Eckstein and H.K. (Kirk) Mueller bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in ecology and wildlife management and finan­cial and organization skills, respectively,” said Pierce.

Eckstein grew up in Wisconsin and received a bachelor’s and master’s degrees

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:26 PM
Oversize load
 The State Patrol and Wisconsin Public Service assisted Perkins Specialized Transportation in moving two tractor-trailer rigs with evaporator sections from Beaver Dam to an oil project in Canada last Thursday. This was the scene as the rigs made their way along the Highway 45/70 bypass in Eagle River.                             —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:25 PM
Sex offender relocates to Pelican Lake area

ENTERPRISE?—?The Oneida County Sheriff’s Department has announced that convicted sex offender Steven A. Kunze recently relocated to 3441 Highway Q?in Pelican Lake.

Kunze was convicted in 2006 for second-degree sexual assault and in 2001 for exposing his genitals to a child.

He was placed on parole in 2013 in the city of Rhinelander and recently relocated.

Kunze has certain restrictions. He is not to have unsupervised contact with minors,

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:24 PM