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Reduced-price meals climbs 7.3% at Pines

Student poverty rates in the Northland Pines School District have climbed 7.3% since 2012-’13, according to statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), while rates at districts in Three Lakes and Phelps have remained nearly the same.

At Pines, 44.5%?of students were eligible for free and reduced-price school meals this past school year compared to 37.2% in 2012-’13.

Meanwhile, in Three Lakes, 42.9% of the student body qualified for the subsidy program compared to 41.9%?last year, marking a slight increase of 1%.

Phelps School District saw 59.1% of students

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:53 PM
Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters schedule bike trail dedication July 26

BOULDER?JUNCTION?— The communities of Manitowish Waters and Boulder Junction have announced there will be an official trail dedication for the completed biking/hiking trail segment joining the towns Saturday, July 26, at the wayside intersection of highways H and K.

The dedication will take place from noon to 2 p.m., when the Manitowish Waters and Boulder Junction Lions Clubs will hold a complimentary brat and hot dog fry.

The trail now connects to the Heart of Vilas County

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:53 PM
Country baritone
Country music star Josh Turner, the man with the unmistakable baritone voice, performed to a big crowd at the Hodag Country Festival Friday.  —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:42 PM
Panel supports absorbing cost for EMS service
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Members of the Ambulance Study Committee agreed last week that their communities should absorb the proposed increase for  emergency medical services through Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hos­pital, but they want to get more feedback on how to determine the percentage of the subsidy for each municipality.

While the total subsidy paid by the city of Eagle River and towns of Lincoln,

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:34 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 15, 2014 2:14 PM )
Celebrating Independence
Thousands of people gathered in Eagle River last Friday morning for the annual Fourth of July parade on Wall Street hosted by the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. Some of the scenes included, above, World War II?veterans looking to the sky during the airplane fly-by.           —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:34 PM