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FEMA floodplain mapping is injustice to property owners

Letter to the Editor:

In real estate transactions, it is all too common that people find out all or part of their property is incorrectly listed, such as in a floodplain.

The Federal Emergency Management?Agency (FEMA) did floodplain mapping without actually seeing the properties. They admit they guessed at where a flood might occur using aerial photos.

It is their policy that they

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:19 AM
Local newspaper deserves Community Service Award

Letter to the Editor:

I was so thrilled to learn that not only is the News-Review tops in the state of Wisconsin, but that it is one of the finest newspapers in our great land.

The Community Service Award exemplifies all that you are to this area. From your commitment to publicizing community events to your sponsorship of the Warm The Children program, the Vilas Country News-Review helps to make us the

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:19 AM
Appreciates Guides/Kids Day

Letter to the Editor:

As I sit and write this letter (Thursday, July 10), I’m not entirely sure where my kids are. No worries though, as they are participating in the annual Guides/Kids Fishing Day in Eagle River.

When I?left them, they were all smiles as they prepared to spend half the day fishing the Eagle River Chain with a professional fishing guide.

There was also a seminar,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:19 AM
Appreciate new Phelps business

Letter to the Editor:

Sweet Treats and More has brought new life to downtown Phelps. This empty coffee shop has been completely remodeled and converted into a bright, vibrant and attractive building.

The hand-dipped ice cream shop has that old-time feel, offering inside and outside seating, complete with hopscotch engraved into the floor.

Hats off to Wendy and Barry Mohr

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:18 AM
Our view

National honor coming
for Warm The Children

The Vilas County News-Review was told last week that it will be honored at the annual convention of the National Newspaper Association (NNA) in Texas with four awards — none more significant than a Community Service award for the newspaper’s Warm The Children program.


In a category that included every daily and nondaily newspaper regardless of size, the NNA gave the News-Review third place for its annual clothing drive and other activities related to being a community newspaper — extensive local event coverage, sponsorship of Relay For Life and other

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:27 PM