Emory University

A top researcher in the field of Alzheimer's Disease, specifically in the area of caregivers who take care of people with Alzheimer's and related disorders, says the burden of caregiving can make the caregiver ill as well. 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer's, and another 2 million Americans with similar disorders. By 2030, the number of people affected will climb to about 16 million. In Wisconsin there are about 110,000 with Alzheimer's and is expected to climb to 130,000 by 2025.

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A request from the Lac Vieux Dessert Chippewa tribe to allow Michigan logging loads to enter Vilas County from a tribal timber sale on the former Simpson property in Michigan on the east side of Lac Vieux Dessert was approved by the Vilas County highway committee by a vote of 4-1, with conditions.

Vilas County Highway Commissioner Nick Scholtes indicated Michigan allows 180,000 pound logging truck loads which is double Wisconsin's 80,000 pounds . . . but they use trucks with 11 axles for weight distribution. He felt the it could be allowed.

  •   Vilas county loses 8,000 tons of gravel
  • Officials are testing to see what is in Marinette's water supply
  • A well-known military band comes to Rhinelander next week
  • Schools get security grants.
  • WalMart wins a lawsuit over a woman's death

DNR: Search for Source of Groundwater Contamination Near Lake Michigan Continues

Jun 22, 2018
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MARINETTE, Wis. - Wisconsin DNR officials say testing is still ongoing near Lake Michigan after Tyco Fire Products found new evidence of groundwater pollution at its manufacturing plant in Marinette.

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UPDATE: The performance begins at 7:00 p.m.

The Air National Guard Band of the Midwest is coming to Rhinelander for a performance next Tuesday.

This is a special Concert on the Riverwalk. Through the summer months musical groups, including the Rhinelander Community Band,  perform at the bandshell by Trig's store.

Coordinator Jan Leschke says this is a rare musical opportunity...

Vilas Co. Lost 8,000 Tons of Road Gravel

Jun 22, 2018
Wikimedia Commons M.O. Stevens

Vilas County apparently “lost” 8,000 tons of road gravel valued at $40,000 from a highway department gravel pit in St. Germain over the last eight years according to a report by highway commissioner Nick Scholtes to the county highway committeerecently.

“We were reshaping Highway C and with a gravel pile that we thought we had enough but found we were off substantially,” Scholtes said. “We had put up 20,000 tons in 2008 and apparently 8,000 tons was lost. It cost us $5.50 per ton at that time so the loss was high.”

wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Image/IM28374 / Wisconsin Historical Society

This week on A Northwoods Moment in History, local historian Gary Entz takes us back to a rather curious bank robbery that took place in Antigo in 1888.

When we hear stories of bank robberies many people automatically think about tales of the Old West or perhaps the gangsters of the 1930s.  However, bank robberies happened in other times and other places as well, and one curious Northwoods bank robbery took place in Antigo during the year 1888.

  •   A former state Senator says the gerrymander challenge will continue...
  • The gloves come off in the race for Governor...
  • Voter registration cards will be arriving soon for people not registered....
  • The National Forest continues to recover from yet another round of flooding...
  • A Vilas county school district is one of 14 schools to get a public safety grant from the Wisconsin Department of Justice. The Phelps School district received $23,000.

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The U.S. Supreme Court recently sent back to the federal court in Chicago the case of Gill vs. Whitford from Wisconsin. The case made it's way to the high court as a challenge by citizens here against what they felt was a case of gerrymandering, or drawing up political boundaries to benefit one political party.

Republicans did the redistricting eight years ago and Democrats and others said the lines were unfairly drawn to benefit Republicans, called in general terms gerrymandering.

Wisconsin Department of Corrections

The gloves have come off in the election campaign even before Democrats pick a candidate to challenge Governor Scott Walker.

Democrat Tony Evers has released a campaign ad featuring Walker's former Department of Corrections Chief Ed Wall. Wall alleges Walker's staff was aware of the conditions at Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake in Lincoln county long before they admitted it publically.

Here's some audio from the Evers campaign ad on it's You Tube channel...

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