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Land trust names Eckstein, Mueller to board of directors
Ron Eckstein, left, and H.K. Mueller have joined the Northwoods Land Trust Board.                        —Contributed Photo

The Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) recently welcomed two new members to its board of directors, according to NWLT Executive Director Bryan Pierce.

“Ron Eckstein and H.K. (Kirk) Mueller bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in ecology and wildlife management and finan­cial and organization skills, respectively,” said Pierce.

Eckstein grew up in Wisconsin and received a bachelor’s and master’s degrees

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:26 PM
Oversize load
 The State Patrol and Wisconsin Public Service assisted Perkins Specialized Transportation in moving two tractor-trailer rigs with evaporator sections from Beaver Dam to an oil project in Canada last Thursday. This was the scene as the rigs made their way along the Highway 45/70 bypass in Eagle River.                             —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:25 PM
Sex offender relocates to Pelican Lake area

ENTERPRISE?—?The Oneida County Sheriff’s Department has announced that convicted sex offender Steven A. Kunze recently relocated to 3441 Highway Q?in Pelican Lake.

Kunze was convicted in 2006 for second-degree sexual assault and in 2001 for exposing his genitals to a child.

He was placed on parole in 2013 in the city of Rhinelander and recently relocated.

Kunze has certain restrictions. He is not to have unsupervised contact with minors,

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:24 PM
Fire in Plum Lake destroys mobile home

A garage fire at 8616 Camp Highland Road in Plum Lake last Wednesday resulted in the loss of the garage and an adjoining mobile home, according to the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities received a 911 call reporting the blaze at approximately 10:59 a.m. from Mark Hildebrand.

The Vilas County Deputy on scene reported the garage was fully engulfed containing one vehicle. The fire spread to an adjoining mobile home, and both structures were a complete loss.

No injury or loss of life

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:23 PM
Parties come to mutual agreement on Sam Campbell Trail logging
Those who went on the snowshoe outing to discuss the future of the Sam Campbell Memorial Trail included, from left, Tamarack Song, Bob MacGregor of the U.S. Forest Service, Eagle River-Florence District Ranger Harv Skjerven, Dan Reynolds of the U.S. Forest Service and Three Lakes Historical Society Vice President Tom Rulseh. 		     —Contributed Photo
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

After a snowshoe outing on the Sam Campbell Memorial Trail, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Service came to a mutual agreement with the Three Lakes Historical Society regarding a scheduled selective tree harvesting along the trail.

News of the timber sale wasn’t sitting well with the society and other residents of the town who enjoy hiking, biking and snowshoeing on the 1.7-mile trail near Old Military Road in Three Lakes.

The site was donated to the U.S. Forest Service and set aside for use as a nature trail. The trail was named in honor of nature enthusiast, philosopher and writer Sam Campbell.

Eagle River-Florence District Ranger Harv Skjerven,

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:21 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:23 PM )