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Ritzer tops Lynn for Cloverland Board

Mildred Ritzer defeated James Lynn 126-40 for a town board supervisory position in the town of Cloverland in the election Tuesday.

Incumbent Supervisor Marty Ketterer submitted a declaration of noncandidacy, opening the door for the newcomers.

Incumbent Supervisor Steve Favorite also was up for re-election, but ran unopposed.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 7:52 AM | Updated ( Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:03 AM )
Four incumbent supervisors lose election contests in Vilas, see other election results under news

Four incumbent supervisors lost their seats on the Vilas County Board in Tuesday’s election.

In District 1, incumbent Ralph Sitzberger lost to Wally Otterpohl 126-79.

In District 4, incumbent Dennie Nielsen lost to Vernon Wiggenhaus 119-66.

In District 14,

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 7:51 AM | Updated ( Monday, April 07, 2014 12:44 PM )
Vilas health ranks low, Oneida is better: survey
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

While Vilas County ranks among the less healthy counties in the state, Oneida County ranks in the middle of the pack for health, according to the annual County Health Rankings released by the University of Wisconsin last week.

The County Health Rankings, a partnership project by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), rank the overall health of nearly every county in all 50 states.

The rankings allow counties to see how well they are doing on

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:44 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:15 PM )
Last ride
There was plenty of snow across the North Woods for snowmobilers to take one final ride last weekend. The trails closed Monday in Vilas and Oneida counties.                                —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:43 PM
Tough winter
While the winter of 2013-’14 already was stressful enough for the deer herd, an additional three inches of snow fell in the North Woods last Thursday evening. While deer are following trails through the woods, a spring thaw finally arrived Sunday giving some relief to wildlife, including deer and turkeys.                                     —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:42 PM