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Alvin Volunteer Fire, Rescue plans annual picnic Aug. 30

Alvin Volunteer Fire and Rescue will hold its 17th annual Labor Day Picnic Saturday, Aug. 30, at Buchanan Park in Alvin.

Festivities will begin at 11:45 a.m. with the raising of the flag and Pledge of Allegiance.

Free musical entertainment will be held from noon until 5 p.m., featuring Mark Wayne and his steel guitar, Bobby Bullet and Pamela Nesbitt, vocalists Donna Gaspardo and Bill Wilkinson, and The Judge and Jury Band.

There will be beverages, burgers,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:43 PM
Boat winner
Paul Morack of New London won the raffle boat at this year’s National Championship Musky Open in Eagle River. On the stage were, from left, Musky Clubs Alliance President Larry Slagoski, Morack, Steve Lindahl of Ranger Boats and event emcee Steve Heiting of Musky Hunter Magazine.                                            —Staff Photo By ANTHONY?DREW
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:42 PM
Lac du Flambeau man sentenced for drug charge

John Vaudreuil, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, recently announced that Ronald Peterson, 53, Lac du Flambeau, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman to 21 months in federal prison for distributing oxycodone in April 2013.

Peterson pleaded guilty to this charge on May 20, 2014.

During an investigation conducted by state and local law enforcement,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:42 PM
Eagle River man sentenced
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

One of five persons facing felony drug charges as a party to a crime for selling marijuana agreed to a deferred prosecution agreement Monday after spending 90 days in the Vilas County Jail since his arrest.

Caleb Grosskopf, 20, of Eagle River, along with Joseph Woodward, 21, of Land O’ Lakes, James Mahar Jr., 19, of Conover, Kasey Tank, 20, of Sayner and Deanna Worthen, 46, of Eagle River, were taken into custody after law enforcement officers executed a search warrant May 19 at a residence on Highway 70 east of Eagle River.

Vilas County Assistant District Attorney David

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:41 PM
Wisconsin Public Service installs solar panels at Three Lakes School
Employees from Wisconsin Public Service busied themselves last Wednesday installing 10 solar panels on top of the roof of Three Lakes School as a part of its SolarWise for Schools program. 	—Staff Photo By ANTHONY?DREW

Three Lakes High School in northern Wisconsin will be the 53rd high school to join the Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) SolarWise for Schools program.

The installation of 10 solar panels last Wednesday will provide the school with renewable energy from the 2.8 kilowatts (kW) photovoltaic system, according to Michael Moore, Sr. Renewable and Product Services consultant at WPS.

“The installation is a roof mounted ballast system and it’s

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:40 PM