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Vintage races
A group of sleds rounded a corner at the annual vintage oval snowmobile races and radar run Saturday on Spirit Lake. The event was organized by Three Lakes Trails Inc.  —Photo By Jan Hintz
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:50 PM
 
Town of Hiles given loan for fire truck purchase

The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) recently approved $581,689 in State Trust Fund Loans to support three municipal projects in Wisconsin, including one in the town of Hiles.
The Hiles loan allocates $160,000 for the purchase of a fire truck.
The village of Rock Springs in Sauk County also was awarded two refinancing loans, one for $385,000 and one for $36,689.
With income generated by State Trust Fund Loans,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:50 PM
 
Wisconsin River corridor protected; over 98 acres placed in land trust
Celebrating the signing of the Wisconsin River conservation easement were, from left, NWLT Executive Director Bryan Pierce, landowners Kimberly Kelling and Tim Hagen, and NWLT Board President Mary Schwaiger. —Contributed Photo

“Sometimes the only way to save a piece of property is to buy it,” said Tim Hagen, of Rhinelander. “That is what we did, that is the idea.”
Working with the Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT), Hagen and wife Kimberly Kelling have now saved a special section of the Upper Wisconsin River.
According to Hagen, they bought a 98.78-acre property in the town of Crescent in Oneida County just to conserve it. The land includes more than one mile (5,440 feet) of scenic natural frontage on the Wisconsin River below Hat Rapids Dam south of Rhinelander.
Hagen noted,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:49 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:44 AM )
 
It’s Doyen and Schweizer, Caz and Simac in Vilas

Election results have been posted for the Vilas County Board primary races in Districts 15 (Conover Ward 2) and 21 (Lincoln Ward 3).
In District 15, Steve Doyen and Jim Schweizer will advance to the regular election April 1, with 48 and 27 votes, respectively. Steve Rhode was eliminated from the running with 22 votes.
Incumbent Supervisor Sig Hjemvick did not file for candidacy in District 15.
District 21 will see a regular election between Kim Simac

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:48 PM
 
Hassey, Vander Bloomen win Lincoln primary race

Town of Lincoln supervisor candidates Bill Hassey and Kara Vander Bloomen garnered the most votes in the primary race last week and will move on to the regular election April 1.
Hassey earned 159 votes, while Vander Bloomen got 85.
Meanwhile, incumbent Leon Kukanich

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:48 PM
 
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