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City Council supports fiber-optic application
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The Eagle River City Council gave its support to increasing options for broadband fiber-optic connections through a private-public partnership with local provider Choicetel as its meeting last week.

Local Choicetel owner Ted Bogeman told the council he was applying for a state Public Service Commission (PSC) grant to extend a fiber-optic line from Eagle River to Rhinelander.

“This connection would encourage competition and expand

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:14 PM
Area donation
Chilly Charlie of the Northwoods Blizzard Blast (far left) and event coodinator Lanny Studdard (far right) recently presented a check for $10,000 to representatives of the northwoods area fire and emergency medical services departments including, from left, Phelps Fire Chief Steve Waier, Conover Fire Chief Randy   Barnes and Land O’ Lakes Fire Chief Sam Otterpohl. The funds will go toward winter rescue equipment. Studdard said the success of the event held Feb. 16 at the Conover Community Park was the result of a mutual partnership between volunteers and area businesses working together for the benefit of the whole community.  —Photo By RYAN BURGY
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:07 PM
Two races set for Pines Board
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

There will be two contests for positions on the Northland Pines School Board in the spring election next Tuesday, April. 1.

Incumbent board member Mark Vander Bloomen is being challenged by former board member Amy Decker in Area A, which includes the city of Eagle River and towns of Cloverland, Lincoln and Washington.

In Area B, which is the town of Conover, new candidates Jennifer Payne and Shirley Kufeldt are vying for the seat being vacated by  incumbent Mike Jovanovic, who filed for noncandidacy.

Vander Bloomen, the chief of police for the city of Eagle River,

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:06 PM
Lynn, Ritzer seek post in Cloverland
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Town of Cloverland voters will go to the polls next Tuesday, April 1, to select between candidates James Lynn and Mildred Ritzer for a town board supervisory position.

Incumbent Supervisor Marty Ketterer submitted a declaration of noncandidacy, opening the door for the newcomers. Incumbent Supervisor Steve Favorite also is up for re-election, but is running unopposed.

Because Cloverland has a five-member town board, Chairman Scott Maciosek, supervisors Joe Eisele and Francine Gough, and Clerk/Treasurer Julie Priefer aren’t up for re-election this spring.

The following is a

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:05 PM
50th anniversary
Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital’s membership in the American Hospital Association (AHA) celebrated 50 years in 2013. AHA Regional Executive Kim Byas Sr. recently visited the facility to present a 50-year membership plaque. Accepting the plaque were, front row from left, Ginger Gullan, auxiliary; Marie Maciag, auxiliary treasurer; Byas; Diana Sell, auxiliary co-president; Peggy Kalt, auxiliary co-president; back row, Peggie Lambert, auxiliary past president; Laurie Oungst, Ministry Health Care Regional Vice President of Operations; and  Laura Magstadt, director of patient care services, Ministry Howard Young Health Care.                                                                  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:04 PM