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A home at 5219 River Run Drive in the town of Sugar Camp was destroyed by a fire Monday afternoon. Area fire departments were dispatched to the fire at 2:47 p.m. No one was home at the time of the fire.              —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:17 PM
 
Vander Bloomen, Hassey vie for Lincoln Board seat
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Bill Hassey and Kara Vander Bloomen are vying for a town board supervisory position for the town of Lincoln in the spring election next Tuesday, April 1.

The two candidates defeated incumbent town board supervisor Leon Kukanich in the primary election Feb. 18.  Incumbent Supervisor Bruce Richter also has an expiring term this spring, but is unopposed.

Because the town of Lincoln has a five-member town board, Chairman Dick Stoegbauer, supervisors Brian Uttech and Scott Nordstrom, and Town Clerk/Treasurer Shelly Sauvola aren’t up for re-election this spring.

In the primary, Hassey garnered 159 votes,

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:15 PM
 
Governor signs bill for snomo trail fee
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Gov. Scott Walker signed Assembly Bill 407 into law last week —  legislation requiring individuals to purchase a trail use sticker for their snowmobile before using state trails.

The legislation, authored by Rep. Mary Czaja (R-Tomahawk) and co-authored by Sen. Rick Gudex (R-Fond du Lac),  is expected to generate millions of dollars for the snowmobile trail fund, which helps pay to build and maintain the thousands of miles of trails in Wisconsin.

For residents of Wisconsin, the trail pass will

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:15 PM
 
City Council supports fiber-optic application
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The Eagle River City Council gave its support to increasing options for broadband fiber-optic connections through a private-public partnership with local provider Choicetel as its meeting last week.

Local Choicetel owner Ted Bogeman told the council he was applying for a state Public Service Commission (PSC) grant to extend a fiber-optic line from Eagle River to Rhinelander.

“This connection would encourage competition and expand

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:14 PM
 
Area donation
Chilly Charlie of the Northwoods Blizzard Blast (far left) and event coodinator Lanny Studdard (far right) recently presented a check for $10,000 to representatives of the northwoods area fire and emergency medical services departments including, from left, Phelps Fire Chief Steve Waier, Conover Fire Chief Randy   Barnes and Land O’ Lakes Fire Chief Sam Otterpohl. The funds will go toward winter rescue equipment. Studdard said the success of the event held Feb. 16 at the Conover Community Park was the result of a mutual partnership between volunteers and area businesses working together for the benefit of the whole community.  —Photo By RYAN BURGY
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:07 PM
 
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