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Manitowish Waters Chamber hires Pischer as director

The Manitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce recently announced the hiring of Sarah Pischer as its new executive director.

Pischer comes to the chamber from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, where she was a regional tourism specialist.

Having been with the department for more than seven years, she served the 16 northeastern counties of Wisconsin.

Through her daily contact with tourism leaders

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:05 PM
Bill drafted at request of police chief signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker
Gov. Scott Walker (front) recently signed Senate Bill 226, which was drafted at the request of Eagle River Police Chief Mark Vander Bloomen. Joining Walker at the signing were, from left, Vander Bloomen, Rep. Swearingen, staffer Dan Perchinsky, staffer Michelle Merdler and Sen. Luther Olsen.  —Contributed Photo

MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law last Tuesday that was drafted at the request of Eagle River Police Chief Mark Vander?Bloomen and coauthored by Rep. Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander) and Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon).

The bill — which adds the crime of child enticement to the forfeiture law in current state statutes — was among 61 others signed by Walker, who also held a ceremonial signing of Assembly Bill 770.

The legislation allows law enforcement officers

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:01 PM
Northern Lakes Concrete receives two design awards

The Wisconsin Ready Mix Concrete Association recently awarded the recipients of the 32nd annual Concrete Design Awards at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.

Northern Lakes Concrete of Eagle River was the recipient of the awards for the Victoria Dam Spillway Improvement Project in Rockland, Mich.

The awards were given in the Municipal Infrastructure and North Central Region categories. The project began in June and was completed in November 2013.

Victoria Dam is a 12.4-megawatt

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:00 PM
Frozen lines
Eagle River public works employees were back at the intersection of Pine Street and Sixth Street last Friday, thawing out a frozen storm sewer line. Earlier in the week, the crew was repairing the water main.            —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:59 PM
Oneida officers pursue suspect in vehicle chase

PELICAN?—?Officers from the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office were led on a vehicle pursuit through Rhinelander by a suspected burglar last Tuesday morning.

The officers made contact with a male subject — identified as Robert L. Flick, 51 — in the parking lot of America’s Best Value Inn at approximately 10:44 a.m.

This contact was initiated regarding burglaries which had recently occurred within Oneida County.

Flick fled in a vehicle and led officers on

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:59 PM