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Three Lakes School District, chamber partner on new electronic message sign
A crane from Graphic House Inc., in Wausau was used to set the huge chamber and school sign. —Contributed Photo
By News-Review Staff

The Three Lakes School District and the Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce held its official ribbon cutting ceremony last Tuesday to celebrate the installation of the new electronic message center that is now operational.

Members of the Three Lakes School Board and the chamber board of directors looked on as school District Administrator George Karling and chamber Executive Director Skip Brunswick performed the joint ribbon cutting at the chamber office on highways 45/32.

“The new electronic school/community

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:03 PM
Marshal nominees sought

Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center is taking nominations for the 2014 Fourth of July parade marshal, according to chamber events coordinator Kim Emerson.

The deadline to submit entries is Friday, April 25.

“This honor is created each year to give tribute to an individual who has shown support for our community,” said Emerson. “There are some very prestigious names among past recipients and we would like to continue this tradition.”

The guidelines for parade marshal are: male or female,

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:02 PM
Spring break-up
 While the Wisconsin River is open above the Otter Rapids Dam, most lakes still have 24 to 30 inches of ice on them. There is some question whether the lakes will be clear of ice for opening of fishing May 3.                 —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:01 PM
Shumake gets jail, restitution order in marijuana case
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The second of three persons arrested in a massive marijuana growing operation on South Farming Road in Arbor Vitae in February 2012 was sentenced in Vilas County Circuit Court Monday, avoiding prison and ordered to pay restitution.

Kevin Shumake, 41, along with James Lacson and Ramon Pineiro, was charged with a total of six felonies, each involving a residence north of Eagle River owned by Jim Will and an Arbor Vitae residence owned by Regina Grey, both of which were used to grow marijuana.

Shumake pled no contest and was found guilty

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:00 PM
Vilas to see 12 new faces; four incumbents lose seats

Twelve of the Vilas County Board’s 21 seats will feature new members following last Tuesday’s elections. Of those, four incumbent supervisors lost their seats.

In District 1 (Land O’ Lakes Ward 1 and Plum Lake Ward 2), incumbent Ralph Sitzberger lost to William Otterpohl 126-79. Otterpohl is a small-business owner who has worked for 25 years in the field of stone masonry.

In District 4 (Boulder Junction Ward 2 and Plum Lake Ward 1), incumbent Dennie Nielsen lost to Vernon Wiggenhauser 119-66. Wiggenhauser is a retired banking executive with 30-plus years of financial operations experience.

In District 14 (Conover Ward 1 and Lincoln Ward 1),

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:59 PM