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Vilas panel takes no action; $80,000 trail grant at risk
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Nearly $80,000 in grant funds for a hiking/biking trail in Phelps is in jeopardy due to the Vilas County Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee’s decision not to act on a revised Land Use Agreement between the county and the town of Phelps.

A 30-year agreement is required by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:19 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:54 PM )
KIds Day
Family fishing was the focus last Saturday at the Free Kids Fishing Day in Three Lakes.         —STAFF?PHOTO
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:18 PM
Midway excitement
Youths showed their excitement as they rode on the roller coaster at the Vilas County Fair Sunday afternoon. Four days of nice weather boosted attendance at the fair, said officials.           —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:17 PM
Youth Days Auction set at Sports Arena
Youths who participate in the skating programs provided by the Eagle River Recreation Association display some of the items that will be available at the Youth Days Auction this Friday and Saturday. Some of the items headed for the auction block and silent auction include a boat, golf clubs, a three-wheel bike, a smoker and an eagle carving.                                     —STAFF PHOTO

The Eagle River Recreation Association (ERRA) will host its 52nd annual Youth Days Auction this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15-16, at the Eagle River Sports Arena.

Auction volunteers are picking up merchandise from area residents and businesses this week in preparation for the ERRA’s main fund­raiser, according to Bob McDonald, president of the ERRA.

“Items which are of great use to the auction are boats,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:16 PM
Lincoln accepts Olson Library to boost project
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

An offer by the Eagle River City Council to transfer title of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library to any of the other member municipalities of the joint library agreement was accepted by the Lincoln Town Board last week, along with naming Lincoln Clerk Shelly Sauvola as the fiscal agent for the library.

The Lincoln Board is seeking several contingencies prior to acceptance of the library,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:15 PM