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County board seeks youth representatives

The Vilas County Board of Supervisors invites youth in grades nine through 11 who are residents of Vilas County to apply to serve as youth representatives on the Vilas County Board.

This initiative provides Vilas County youth an opportunity to play an active leadership role in the governance of the county while enhancing their interest in the operation of local government and civic participation.

Two youth will be selected to serve a one-year term

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:45 PM
Van Hollen announces public records seminars

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that registration will open Sept. 2 for the public and government officials looking to attend upcoming Department of Justice seminars on the public records and open meetings laws.

Online registration will take place at Preregistration is required and the attorney general  recommended that anyone who is interested in the free seminars with assistant attorneys general register early due to limited space.

Seminars are slated at the American Family Training Center auditorium,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:45 PM
Practice burn
St. Germain Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) Marion Janssen, left,  and Tiffany Ludwig, right, assess their simulated patients pulled from the burning structure at the practice house-burn held Aug. 18 in St. Germain. EMR personnel were also on the scene to provide care for firefighters during the practice burn.                             —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:44 PM
Meshigauds sentenced for oxycodone charges

John Vaudreuil, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, recently announced that Andrew Meshigaud, 28, and Charlie Sunn Meshigaud, 25, husband and wife from Lac du Flambeau, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone and distributing oxycodone.

They both pleaded guilty to this charge on June 18.

Crabb sentenced Andrew Meshigaud to 151 months in prison, followed by a three-year term of supervised release.

Charlie Meshigaud was sentenced to 60 months in prison,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:43 PM
Library board names new committees
Olson Memorial Library Director Nan Andrews holds her director certification certificate for the next five years, issued by the state Division for Libraries.     —Photo by Ken Anderson
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

Changes in municipal representatives on the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library Board of Trustees prompted the reorganization of officers and committees in anticipation of the $2.5 million remodeling and expansion project at the library in Eagle River.

Trustee membership of the participating seven municipalities was shuffled on the basis of population and not circulation.

Arbor Vitae will now have three representatives,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:42 PM