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Airport project set in Land O’ Lakes

Gov. Scott Walker has announced a $136,843 project to construct a new building for snow-removal equipment at King’s Land O’ Lakes Airport.

Ryan Donnelly, airport development engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT), said the project will provide the airport with a building to house and maintain snow-removal equipment.

The funding breakdown is as follows: state, $6,842;

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:09 PM
Sunset group plans meeting

The Sunset Lake Association will hold its annual meeting and picnic Saturday, July 5, at 5 p.m. at Zima Cottages, located at 1630 Sunset Road in Eagle River.

“Come join us for an evening of fun, food and fellowship and learn about all the issues we have been working on,” said Association President Barb Zima.

For more information, call Zima at (715) 479-4669.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:08 PM
Revitalization program announces winners of first Business Plan Contest
Business Plan Contest winners and sponsors, from left, included Brian Fritz, BMO Harris Bank; Tom Ellis, First National Bank; Julia John, Stingray Fishing Line Cutters, second place; Kevin Schweer, Stingray Fishing Line Cutters, second place; Christine Gaffron, Stitch It, third place; Nancy Schuller, River Valley Bank; Karen Pockat, Associated Bank; and Bryan Pierce, president of the ERRP. Missing from the photo were first-place winner Jim Hartmann of Chain O’ Lakes Brewing Co. and Scott Weber from Composite Panel Systems.                                                                   —Contributed Photo

The Eagle River Revitalization Program (ERRP) recently announced the winners of its first Business Plan Contest.

Winning first place was Chain O’ Lakes Brewing Co.; second, Stingray Fishing Line Cutters LLC; and third, Stitch It.

Also participating in the contest was Composite Panel Systems. The business elected to not participate in the cash prizes, but wanted to present their plan for judging.

Contestants described new business ideas or existing

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:07 PM
DNR?drafts order for Rest Lake Dam

MANITOWISH?WATERS?— In an effort to balance environmental, recreational and long-term economic interests, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is issuing a draft of a proposed operating order for the Rest Lake dam in Vilas County that restores a more natural water flow and extends the navigation season with more consistent water levels.

The operating order for the dam, which governs water depth and stream flows on the Manitowish River and Manitowish Chain of Lakes, replaces an order dating to the 1930s that allows for a reduction of water levels by three and one-half feet each fall.

The new order calls for a smaller one-foot fall drawdown,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:07 PM
Aging resource center seeks board members

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)?of the Northwoods is currently seeking applications from area residents to serve on its board of directors.

The ADRC?provides information, assistance, advocacy and access to community resources to older adults, persons with disabilities and their families in an effort to promote healthy choices, independence and an enhanced quality of life.

The ADRC of the Northwoods serves Vilas, Oneida, Forest and Taylor

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:06 PM