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Decker, Payne win Pines Board seats
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines School Board will have two new members as Amy Decker of Eagle River and Jennifer Payne of Conover were elected to the board in the spring election Tuesday, April 1.

Decker, a former board member, beat incumbent school board member Mark Vander Bloomen in Area A, 1,130 to 856. Area A includes the city of Eagle River and towns of Cloverland, Lincoln and Washington.

In Area B, which is the town of Conover, Payne defeated Shirley Kufeldt

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:09 PM
Silver Blades to shine
Figure skaters of all ages will perform to musical arrangements from many award-winning artists during the Silver Blakes Ice Show this weekend.           —Photo By Kitty Sookochoff

Three performances set this Saturday, Sunday

The Eagle River Figure Skating Club recently announced its annual Silver Blades Ice Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13, at the Eagle River Ice Arena.

Saturday’s shows will take place at 2 and 7 p.m., and a show will be held Sunday at 2 p.m.

The theme of this year’s show is “Silver Blades Music Awards.”

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:07 PM
WPS proposes 8% power hike

Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS), recently filed a request for new utility rates in 2015 with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW).

The proposal calls for an 8% increase in electric rates and a decrease of 0.5% in natural gas rates.

The company’s electric rates have remained relatively unchanged since 2008 and gas distribution rates have decreased over the same period.

In recent years, WPS has been able to delay anticipated

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:07 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:07 PM )
Last snowfall?
 With about 5 inches of snow falling last Friday, area residents had to clear driveways and sidewalks of snow one last time even though the calendar showed it was spring. This man used an ATV to clean a driveway.            —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:06 PM
Richter served county 33 years

Former register of deeds,
pioneer dies at age 81

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Dona Richter, a former Vilas County register of deeds for 24 years, died Sunday, April 6, at the age of 81.

Richter was considered an Eagle River pioneer by many, growing up on the family homestead farm on Croker Road and attending the Croker School.

She was the Vilas County deputy register of deeds for nine years. She then ran for and won the office of register of deeds and held that position for 24 years. She retired Jan. 3, 1999, after serving the county for 33 years.

Richter hired Joan Han­sen,

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:04 PM