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Public paddle event slated by land trust

The Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) will host a free public paddle Saturday, Aug. 23, through the Winter Park Pines Nature Preserve and a hike into the Squirrel River Pines State Natural Area.

The paddle will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

The Squirrel River ranked fifth as a highest priority river in Oneida County by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Northern Rivers Initiative, according to NWLT conservation specialist Trisha Moore.

Nearly 5.5 miles of natural shoreline along the Squirrel River

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:02 PM
Volunteers survey Chain for Eurasian water milfoil
Volunteer Steve Linn surveyed plants on Cranberry Lake. Linn and others have been trained to search the Chain of Lakes for  Eurasian water milfoil.   —Contributed Photo
By News-Review Staff

For the eighth consecutive year, volunteers are surveying the entire Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes for Eurasian water milfoil (EWM) between now and late August saving lake organizations thousands of dollars.

The volunteer survey is part of the Unified Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes Commission’s 2014 aquatic invasive species management plan.

The Unified Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes Commission has been awarded grants

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:01 PM
Krusick of Mulleady Realtors named to Int’l Sterling Society

Coldwell Banker Mulleady Realtors recently announced that Sally Krusick was named to the International Sterling Society.

Jim Mulleady of Coldwell Banker Mulleady Realtors shared information on Krusick and the award.

“Sally has been an integral part of Coldwell Banker Mulleady Realtors for 25 years,” he said. “Her hard work and dedication to her clients is second to none.

The International Sterling Society is only

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:00 PM
Commission OKs off-premises sign, annexation to expand bus company
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The city Plan Commission recommended last week the Eagle River City Council approve a permit for a sign advertising a business that moved outside the city and an annexation request.

Eagle River Service Center owner Kurt Seyfert placed a sign at his auto repair shop’s former location on Wall Street informing the public the business is now located on Highway 17 South, which is an off-premises sign and needed a conditional use permit. Had the sign been placed inside the windows, no permit would have been needed.

“We are not going to regulate

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:59 PM
Northwoods NiiJii gets $200,000 grant for service

An AmeriCorps Indian Tribes grant of more than $200,000 has been awarded to Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Community Inc. by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

The funds aim to help increase AmeriCorps’ presence on tribal lands locally.

According to the CNCS, this was one of 17 grants made to tribal organizations in 13 states to use national service as a solution to tackle pressing social and economic challenges.

Overall, grants will support 255 AmeriCorps members’ service in tribal communities — the largest number of AmeriCorps members supported through tribal grants in the past decade.

Tribal AmeriCorps members will tutor and mentor

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:59 PM