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Two-vehicle crash
Emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 45 South near the intersection of  Spruce Lane, delaying holiday traffic south of Eagle River last Thursday afternoon.                  —Staff Photo By RYAN BURGY
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:19 PM
Skeletal remains identified

Skeletal remains found by a citizen in a wooded area near Lake Julia in the town of Pelican June 30 have been identified through dental records, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.

The remains have been identified as Steven J. Boron, age 54, of Oneida County. Boron had been reported as an absconder from probation/parole in May of 2013.

Initial investigation indicates no signs of foul play, according to authorities.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and the Oneida continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding this death.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:18 PM
Siemiakowski recognized for serving town of Three Lakes for 40 years
Town board member Bill Martineau (left) presented Public Works employee Dave Siemiakowski a proclamation for 40 years of service.                                                      —Photo By Briana Jones
By Briana Jones
News Correspondent

A beloved Three Lakes Public Works employee received a service proclamation during a Three Lakes Town Board meeting last week for his 40 years of hard work and dedication to the town.

Dave Siemiakowski was recognized for his performance of outstanding service to the town of Three Lakes while serving as a Town Shop crew member and Town Shop foreman for the Public Works Department.

Siemiakowski served

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:15 PM
Electricity customers to get refund from WPS

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin authorized Wisconsin Public Service Corp. (WPS) last week to refund $8.1 million to Wisconsin electric retail customers for an over-recovery of fuel and purchased power costs.

The refund to each customer will be based on actual use over the month of August, and will amount to about $5.32 for the typical residential customer using 600 kilowatt-hours of electricity monthly.

Customers will see portions of the refund on August and September 2014 bills.

“The refunds are a result of our normal rate case process

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:15 PM
Oneida seeks feedback on board meeting times

The Oneida County UW-Extension is conducting a survey to assess public opinion as to when the Oneida County Board should hold its public meetings.

The survey is web based, and may be found online at Paper copies of the survey will be available at public libraries in Rhinelander, Three Lakes and Minocqua, and at the UW-Extension office in the basement of the Rhine­land­er-Oneida County Airport.

The Oneida County Board of Supervisors discussed the issue of holding their meetings at night during the May 20 meeting of the board.

County board meetings are currently held at 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:14 PM