‘T-Bird Country’ bridge panel eyed for new LUHS plaza

A Stevens Point firm designing an outdoor sports facilities master plan for the Lakeland Union High School presented three possibilities to locate the “T-Bird Country” bridge panel to the finance committee Thursday, June 23rd. The option committee members are most excited about is placing the iron structure in a new plaza between the commons entrance and what will be known as the stadium field. It would rest on engineered pillars designed to withstand high winds. “Is there anybody on the...
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Northwoods Native Keegan Kincaid Speeds Through Crandon

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It’s a phenomenon that started nearly a decade ago in the backwoods of Northwest Wisconsin that’s evolved into a major stop in the Northwood’s off-road racing calendar. The Crandon International Off-Road Raceway is a short course, off-road race track where thousands of people gather to watch the best racers around the country compete. Crandon’s brush run was last weekend, and WXPR’s Miranda Vander Leest toured the grounds and met up with a familiar Northwoods face.

Keegan Kincaid placed second in Sunday’s PRO 2 race and won first place in the Community Cup.

Despite extensive downtown construction, Rhinelander’s annual 4th of July parade will still happen, but with an alternative route. Rhinelander City Clerk, Val Foley says the parade route will start in front of the courthouse. It will travel down Davenport street until it reaches Pelham, and take a left on Pelham. It will then proceed down Pelham and down the one-way street in the opposite direction past city hall. Continue down Pehlam to Courtney street and take a right on Courtney street.

‘T-Bird Country’ bridge panel eyed for new LUHS plaza

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A Stevens Point firm designing an outdoor sports facilities master plan for the Lakeland Union High School presented three possibilities to locate the “T-Bird Country” bridge panel to the finance committee Thursday, June 23rd.

The Great Lakes Wolf Summit is set for September 15 in Cumberland, Wisconsin. The summit was called by two Republican legislators, State Senator Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst and Representative Adam Jarchow.

Two resolutions and one ordinance were the only agenda items of interest at the regular June 28 meeting of the Vilas County board of supervisors is what may be the shortest meeting in recent memory.

An ordinance amending Chapter 26 having to do with allowing ATV's and UTV's on nine-tenths of a mile of Highway E in the town of Phelps was adopted on a vote of 16-5. It will allow access between South Shore Road and Caskey Lane to Blong Road and West Shore Road.

The Vilas County Sheriff's Department is hoping the public will help out to find the person who allegedly burglarized the Little Creek Coffee Company, Highway 51 in Arbor Vitae.

June 22, the Sheriff's Department received an alarm from Little Creek Coffee Company. Deputies determined the business had been burglarized.

If you have more information, contact the Sheriff's Department.

 Rhinelander artists and enthusiasts alike are trying to bring the School of the Arts back to the Northwoods after it was shut down last year. Anna Catlin has more on that story…


More information on the Northern National Art Competition is available on Nicolet College’s website.

A policy to introduce random drug testing for Northland Pines school district high school students will be finalized for presentation and possible introduction by the school board in July.

Cost Of Tree Removal Stalls Minocqua Project

Jun 28, 2016
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Minocqua supervisors applied the parking brake at their last meeting when they saw the price tag to remove two dozen trees along Dr. Pink Drive in advance of a proposed road project.

Director of Public Works Mark Pertile said the trees are on the road edge and snowplows have hit them over the years. Pitlik & Wick of Eagle River bid $140,000 to repave about a half mile of Dr. Pink Drive. But the $22,000 to have a tree service cut the trees and remove and grind the stumps drew opposition from supervisors.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are an average 230 fireworks-related injuries near and on the 4th of July.

A local public health nurse says by following a few safety tips, fireworks users don't have to join the injury statistics. Rob Deede from the Oneida County Health Department says only purchase fireworks from a reputable dealer. He says light fireworks on a hard, flat surface and has other tips...


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