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Frozen lines
Eagle River public works employees were back at the intersection of Pine Street and Sixth Street last Friday, thawing out a frozen storm sewer line. Earlier in the week, the crew was repairing the water main.            —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:59 PM
Oneida officers pursue suspect in vehicle chase

PELICAN?—?Officers from the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office were led on a vehicle pursuit through Rhinelander by a suspected burglar last Tuesday morning.

The officers made contact with a male subject — identified as Robert L. Flick, 51 — in the parking lot of America’s Best Value Inn at approximately 10:44 a.m.

This contact was initiated regarding burglaries which had recently occurred within Oneida County.

Flick fled in a vehicle and led officers on

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:59 PM
Garbage truck rolls over in Pelican causing injury

PELICAN — A?garbage truck rollover on Highway G?in the town of Pelican Monday resulted in the injury of the vehicle’s single occupant, according to a press release from the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities received a 911 call reporting the crash of the truck at approximately 2:33 p.m. Monday.

The vehicle’s occupant was transported to Wausau Aspirus via Spirit Helicopter, according to the sheriff’s office. The name is being withheld pending notification of the family.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into the traffic crash, according to the press release.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:59 PM
Eagle River area lineworkers honored for National Lineman Appreciation Day
Eagle River Light & Water Manager Pat Weber recently commended the utility’s lineworkers in anticipation of National Lineman Appreciation Day this Friday, April 18. Taking part in the   photo were, from left, lineman Zach Otto, lineman Mike Sanborn, Weber and lineman Jeremy Peterson. Missing from the photo was lineman Kurt Hennes.                                       —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW

In honor of National Lineman Appreciation Day Friday, April 18, Eagle River Light & Water will join utility companies across the nation in recognizing the efforts of the men and women who risk their lives daily to keep electricity flowing to the nation’s homes and businesses.

Lineworkers construct and maintain electric transmission and

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:57 PM
Dams are dangerous during spring: WPS

Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) recently reminded area recreation and fishing enthusiasts to exercise caution around dams and hydroelectric facilities.

The message was part of Dam Safety Awareness Week from April 7 to 12, as declared statewide by Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The week’s purpose was to emphasize the importance of safety near dams and on waterways to help prevent accidents.

Many of the accidents and fatalities

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:57 PM