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Paper’s awards reflect
great communities, staff

For the second time in three years, the Vilas County News-Review was named last Friday as the Best Weekly Newspaper in the circulation category that comprises the state’s largest and best weekly newspapers, those with more than 3,500 subscribers.


The “Best Weekly” honor came from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) at its annual convention in Waukesha, where winners of the 2013 Better Newspaper Contest were announced. Judging was based on a point system for each award, with firsts garnering the most. No other newspaper in our division won more editorial and advertising awards.


The News-Review and its sister publication in Oneida County, The Three Lakes News,

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:23 AM
North Woods needs facilities for elderly

Letter to the Editor:

A new year begins, the games of life continue, especially as one ages and needs all of the above to be assured of the best run of their life.

There are plenty of senior players at bat for the placement in their life when a health issue leaves them in left field for care in a facility to offer them a home run with qualified staff to address their issues.

The North Woods lures visitors from everywhere with the beauty of the area, advertising nature at its finest, up-to-date hospitals and clinics, dedicated physicians and nurses, but the healthcare facilities have been left to hibernate in the woods.

The rules of yesteryear need to be reviewed

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:22 AM
Ready to shake things up

Letter to the Editor:

Dear residents of the town of Lincoln:

My name is Kara Vander Bloomen. I am running for Lincoln town supervisor and I am asking for your support April 1 when you go to vote.

So why am I running? I’m running because

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:22 AM
Reject government control of education

Dear Editor:

After reading the letter last week from Wisconsin’s education Superintendent Tony Evers, in which he pleaded for support of the new and entirely unproven nationalized education system commonly known as Common Core, I was left speechless due to what is readily known about the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Therefore, I thought it would be beneficial to challenge several key points advanced by the superintendent, thereby affording parents, grandparents, taxpayers and everyday teachers the opportunity to employ a balanced approach toward developing an informed opinion regarding what is considered

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:21 AM
Our view

First-year review shows
ATV riders following rules

It’s encouraging news that a one-year review of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use on Three Lakes town road routes turned up few problems — no talk of property owners registering noise or other complaints, and no major safety issues involving motorists or pedestrians.

The town board’s review proves that with the right rules in place,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:56 AM