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Pines has concerns on Common Core
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

Legislation affecting Common Core teaching standards currently making its way through the Wisconsin Legislature was discussed at the Northland Pines School Board meeting last Monday.

District Administrator Mike Richie outlined some of the changes that could take place should Assembly Bill 617 be adopted.

The rules would require a board of 15 people, including persons from private voucher schools, even though those institutions would not be required to follow the statewide academic standards of public schools.

Richie has stated there are only two views of Common Core —

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:18 PM
Small-business counseling appointments available

A counselor from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Stevens Point will be in Eagle River, by appointment only, Tuesday, March 11.

Confidential business counseling will be available without charge to current or prospective small-business operators on issues ranging from financial management to sources of capital.

The SBDC staff member will meet clients at the Vilas County UW-Extension Office, located at the courthouse at 330 Court St. in Eagle River, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Appointments must be made in advance by calling (715) 346-4609 or visit

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:18 PM
Business owners gather to discuss Conover-Phelps bike trail project
By Sharon Gifford
Phelps Correspondent

Thirty-four business owners from Conover and Phelps recently took part in an informal meeting at the Conover Town Center to make a list of ideas to attract bikers and hikers to the area and discuss points for a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) grant totaling $171,000.

The meeting was generated by the Great Headwaters Trails (GHT) system, including President Jeff Currie and grant writer Ann Currie.

“We were very happy with the turnout and the ideas that were generated from this meeting,” said Ann Currie.

Phelps Chamber of Commerce President Renee Snook opened

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:17 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, March 05, 2014 3:36 PM )
Snowshoe challenge
The Klondike Snowshoe Challenge Saturday included 50 participants in the 5-kilometer race. The event included two other activities, the kids races and a 1- or 3-mile tromp.                            —Staff Photo By RYAN BURGY
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:16 PM
Conserve School in Land O’ Lakes nominated for Green Ribbon program
By News-Review Staff

MADISON — State Superintendent Tony Evers recently nominated Conserve School in Land O’ Lakes for recognition in the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools program.

Nominated along with Conserve School were Park Elementary School in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District, Hurley School, Tomorrow River Community Charter School in Amherst and Tomorrow River School District.

In addition, Greendale School District was nominated for a District Sustainability Award.

Stefan Anderson, head of Conserve School,

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:16 PM