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Eagle Chain association sets annual meeting Saturday

The Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association (ERCLA) will hold its annual general meeting at Saturday, July 19, at 9 a.m. at the Lincoln Town Hall located at 1205 Sundstein Road in Eagle River.

The keynote speaker will be Steve Gilbert, Wisconsin Department of Natural Re­sources (DNR) fisheries biologist. He will present the results of the yearlong fish survey completed on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes in March.

Shortly after ice-out in spring of 2013 the DNR began a fish survey on all lakes of the Eagle River Chain, which included netting, shocking and a creel survey. The survey continued throughout the year and terminated with the end of gamefish season this spring.

This meeting aims to provide an opportunity

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:00 PM
Country stars
The 37th annual Hodag Country Festival was held in Rhinelander last Thursday through Sunday, drawing country music stars and tens of thousands of fans. Above, fans standing and cheering their favorite singer.      —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:59 PM
Pines gives names in records request
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

Four Northland Pines School District teachers who appealed a decision by the school board to deny a higher salary level have been identified after an open records request was filed and the district determined the names could be revealed.

The appeals were heard in closed session by a combination of board members, administrative staff and teacher representation. Returning to open session, District Administrator Mike Richie said all four appeals were denied but declined to identify the teachers,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:58 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:58 PM )
Mental Health Summit slated in Iron Mountain

The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Mich. will host its second annual Mental Health Summit Tuesday, July 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Holman Room as a part of a national initiative to improve mental-health care for veterans.

The purpose of the Mental Health Summit is to bring together key stakeholders in the community with the goal of enhancing access to mental-health services and addressing the mental health-care needs of veterans and their family members residing in the Upper Peninsula of

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:57 PM
Statewide effort to find AIS comes to Vilas County lakes
Quita Sheehan of the Vilas County Land & Water Conservation Department, looks for aquatic invasive plants in area lakes.                                       —Contributed Photo

Vilas County Land and Water Conservation Department employees, staff and volunteers are assisting a statewide effort to determine the extent of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in Wisconsin.

The surveys are part of a five-year effort by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), volunteers and partner organizations to survey or monitor 200 randomly selected?Wisconsin lakes each year.

The project is the first effort of this scale in the U.S.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:56 PM