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Wisconsin’s public libraries to see Internet speed boost

Slow Internet connections in nearly three-quarters of the state’s public libraries will speed up dramatically with a $4.2 million federal E-rate investment in fiber broadband connectivity, according to a press release from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).

Area libraries in the Northern Waters Public Library System expected to see a boost in Internet speed include Boulder Junction Public Library, Eleanor Ellis Public Library in Phelps, Land O’ Lakes Public Library, Walter Olson Memorial Library in?Eagle River, Plum Lake Public Library in Sayner,

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 2:28 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:21 PM )
Vilas Democrats to host Westlund

The Vilas County Democrats will hold a potluck and music festival featuring local musicians and Democratic congressional candidate Kelly Westlund Thursday, March 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The event will be held at the Arbor Vitae Town Hall located at 10675 Big Arbor Vitae Drive.

To register, contact Haffa Abdullah at (347) 855-6441 or events@kellywestlund.­com.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 2:28 PM
Trees For Tomorrow taking seedling orders

Trees For Tomorrow recently announced it’s accepting orders for six types of tree seedlings which will be available for planting in middle to late spring.

Paper birch — a popular native landscaping tree with chalky white, peeling bark — joins the list of available seedlings for the first time. Others include blue spruce, red (Norway) pine, tamarack, white pine and a white spruce hybrid.

Tree seedlings are an integral part of Trees For

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 2:28 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:21 PM )
Jail academy
An intensive four-week course to become state certified for working as county correctional officers was recently completed with nine graduates from four counties completing the Jail Academy course through Nicolet College in cooperation with the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department. Academy graduates and the counties they will be employed included, from left, Amos O’Brien, Oneida; Trevor Anderson, Vilas; Mitch Ellis, Oneida; Glen Kortenhof, Oneida; Jake Kamnerer, Vilas; Samantha Kussard, Iron; Allisha Parrott, Vilas; Amy Danielson, Iron; and Jessica Jensen, Taylor.                       —Photo By Ken Anderson
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 2:25 PM
Bonack honored
Ben Bonack, left, and Janet McCabe of the Three Lakes Single Best Club accepted the proclamation from the Three Lakes Town Board on behalf of Fred “Butch” Bonack Jr. 	—Photo By Briana Jones
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 2:24 PM