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Pines gives names in records request
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

Four Northland Pines School District teachers who appealed a decision by the school board to deny a higher salary level have been identified after an open records request was filed and the district determined the names could be revealed.

The appeals were heard in closed session by a combination of board members, administrative staff and teacher representation. Returning to open session, District Administrator Mike Richie said all four appeals were denied but declined to identify the teachers,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:58 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:58 PM )
Mental Health Summit slated in Iron Mountain

The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Mich. will host its second annual Mental Health Summit Tuesday, July 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Holman Room as a part of a national initiative to improve mental-health care for veterans.

The purpose of the Mental Health Summit is to bring together key stakeholders in the community with the goal of enhancing access to mental-health services and addressing the mental health-care needs of veterans and their family members residing in the Upper Peninsula of

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:57 PM
Statewide effort to find AIS comes to Vilas County lakes
Quita Sheehan of the Vilas County Land & Water Conservation Department, looks for aquatic invasive plants in area lakes.                                       —Contributed Photo

Vilas County Land and Water Conservation Department employees, staff and volunteers are assisting a statewide effort to determine the extent of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in Wisconsin.

The surveys are part of a five-year effort by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), volunteers and partner organizations to survey or monitor 200 randomly selected?Wisconsin lakes each year.

The project is the first effort of this scale in the U.S.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:56 PM
Two children injured in boating accident in Manitowish Waters

A?boating accident on Little Star Lake in Manitowish Waters last Thursday resulted in two children being transported to Howard Young Medical Center for injuries.

Vilas County 911 received a report of the accident at approximately 2:20 p.m.

It was reported that two children being pulled on a boat tube had struck the side of a pontoon boat and were injured.

The children — a brother and sister, ages 11 and 12,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:56 PM
Chamber announces parade float winners

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center has announced this year’s Fourth of July parade float winners.

This year’s parade had nearly 90 entrants participating with more than 70 floats.

“The theme of ‘Saluting Our Volunteers and Service

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:55 PM