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Phelps man pleads guilty to possessing child porn
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

A former custodian for the Phelps School District entered guilty pleas to two counts of possession of child pornography in Vilas County Circuit Court last week, with eight similar counts dismissed.

Richard Buell, 52, was originally charged last August with 10 counts of child pornography after an examination of the school computer he was using.

Vilas County District Attorney Albert Moustakis requested the court order a presentence

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:20 PM
Shootout and Fly-in return to Three Lakes this weekend
Spectators attending the Three Lakes Shootout/Radar Run Saturday will get a chance to watch snowmobilers running on the surface  of Big Stone Lake.                  —STAFF PHOTO

The roar of high-powered race boats will return to Big Stone Lake in Three Lakes this Friday and Saturday, June 27-28, for the seventh annual Three Lakes Shootout/Radar Run and Fly-in.

The Shootout grounds are located on Highway 32 east of Three Lakes at Sunset Grill and Anchor Marine, with some activities kicking off Friday night at Bonnie’s Lakeside restaurant on Highway 32.

All event proceeds will benefit the

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:19 PM
Biking adventure
Bicyclists from around the state set up camp Saturday on the grounds of Northland Pines High School as part of the Great Annual Bicycle Adventure Along the Wisconsin River. The bike tour began on the Wisconsin River near the border of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Participants left Sunday morning to continue along low-traffic roads along the 427-mile length of the river as it winds through the North Woods, central sand counties and Wisconsin’s dairy land. —Staff Photo By  ANTHONY?DREW
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:16 PM
Three Lakes Town Board updates 20-year plan, revokes liquor license
By Briana Jones
News Correspondent

Three Lakes Town Board members moved forward with Chapter 10 future land-use revisions in the town’s comprehensive plan before voting to revoke the liquor license for Weasel’s Exotic Entertainment at last week’s meeting.

The town’s 20-year comprehensive plan is divided into a series of 12 chapters that focus on nine required elements, one of which is land use.

Chapter 10, future land use, is a key element of the comprehensive plan,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:15 PM
Trustees to seek Visner contract
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library board of trustees requested a contract from Jeff Visner of De­sign/Build by Visner of Eagle River last week to design the library renovation and ex­pansion project, though city officials have maintained they want all aspects of the project bid.

While city of Eagle River  officials indicated Visner was hired at the meeting last week, new trustee President Laurie Stoegbauer said that was not the case.

“Mr. Visner was not pres­ent and the trustees voted to request a contract from him,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:14 PM