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The sixth annual Phelps Maple Syrup Fest is set for April 1 and the state is helping to promote the event.

Department of Tourism spokesperson Kristina LeVan says the money is used to get people to come to experience Phelps...

New VC Clerk of Courts Sworn In

Feb 24, 2017
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A new Vilas County clerk of circuit court was sworn in Fridayby Judge Neal "Chip" Nielsen to replace retiring clerk Jean Numrich.

Courtney Szuta received the oath administered by Judge Nielsen who indicated there were 35 applicants for the position and after interviews, selected the one best for the job.

Szuta has 14 years experience as a Vilas County employee with 11 years experience in the Clerk of Courts office.

She indicated one of the major changes coming to the court process is mandatory e-filing and she hope to make it as easy as possible for all.

Amber Weldon Marshfield Clinic

Marshfield Clinic has opened its new Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center in Minocqua. Family Health Center of Marshfield, a member of the Marshfield Clinic Health System held the grand opening Thursday.

Leaders are saying they have a new approach they hope will be a model in treating addictions. Dr. Mike Larson says in treating opioid use disorder if having severe thirst is like a softball, and severe hunger is about the size of a basketball. But the cravings of an addicted person are much larger....

Newbold Man Remembers Progressive Ed Garvey

Feb 23, 2017
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A former union head, former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Green Bay Packers' C-E-O Mark Murphy are among those praising Ed Garvey, the progressive activist who died Wednesday.

The 76-year-old Burlington native ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat for governor and U-S Senate, and fought Parkinson's disease when he died at a nursing home this week in Verona.

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An effort in Oneida county to give young people exposure to the world of government has gotten a renewal.

The program "Teens Active In Government", or TAG, has a new group of high schoolers sitting in on Oneida County board meetings. Oneida County UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development Educator Lynn Feldman says besides students from Oneida county high schools sitting in on the county board meetings, students also sit in on Rhinelander city council committee meetings.

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Two building projects are coming more into focus in Three Lakes after meetings this week. The Three Lakes town board picked DeLeers Construction to be the contractor for the town offices, police department and food pantry. The board narrowed the choice to two firms, and picked the DePere firm Tuesday. DeLeers is the firm also working on the updated Olson Library in Eagle River.

Town chair Stella Westfall says they hope to have some initial plans soon...

Tax ID Theft Still A Huge Problem In Wisconsin

Feb 22, 2017
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One of the most jarring ways to discover you've become a victim of identity theft is when you attempt to file your annual tax return and discover that someone else has already filed a return using your name and information. For the scammer, it means quick cash, but for the victim, it's a nightmare, and it still happens all too often in Wisconsin.

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Many have had thoughts of spring for the last week, as record warmth filled the Midwest and melted much of the snow. But the early spring will be a thing of the past by this weekend as a strong snowstorm is preparing to hit the Northwoods.

WJFW TV meteorologist Chad Roethlisberger details what the storm predictions will be...

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Reports indicate a truck went through the ice on the Willow Flowage this week. No injuries were reported, but a DNR recreational safety warden says the recent warming spell has changed the dynamic out on the hard water.

Northeast Wisconsin Warden Jeremy Cords says the melt water caused by warmer temperatures causes runoff from melting snow. Even though that water is cold, it is warmer than the ice.

He says you can see how this rotting of the ice happen when you pour a cold drink....

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Someone in Vilas county has a nice check coming from the Wisconsin Lottery.

Lottery officials say a ticket purchased at Nobbes North at 2901 Highway 70 East in Eagle River won a $50,000 prize as part of a recent Powerball drawing. A second $50,000 prize was won in Vernon County.

Winners have 180 days to claim their prize at the state lottery offices. The Powerball drawing February 22 is  worth more than $400 million dollars.

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Three Lakes Town, Library Moving Toward Construction

Two building projects are coming more into focus in Three Lakes after meetings this week. The Three Lakes town board picked DeLeers Construction to be the contractor for the town offices, police department and food pantry. The board narrowed the choice to two firms, and picked the DePere firm Tuesday. DeLeers is the firm also working on the updated Olson Library in Eagle River. Town chair Stella Westfall says they hope to have some initial plans soon... “....we’re pretty excited at this point...

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