Lac du Flambeau tribal voters yesterday elected four of eight candidates to the tribal council and elected a secretary and treasurer.
The top four candidates for the council were Henry "Butch" St. Germaine with 363 votes, Alice Soulier with 330 votes, Betty Jo Graveen with 323, and Eric Chapman, Sr. with 292.
Jamie Armstrong defeated Vicki Doud for Secretary and Mary Peterson defeated Barry LeSieur(lah-soor) for Treasurer. There were a total of 307 write-in votes in all races that did not affect the outcomes.
Nicolet College will put together two mobile classrooms by next year.
The project is thanks to a grant from the federal department of labor, totaling almost three-quarters of a million dollars. Nicolet President Libby Burmaster says the classrooms will serve as a new kind of educational platform.
“And so instead of students traveling to campus, we’re taking some of the classroom instruction to them, which is gonna make training in these credentials available to people in a whole new way.”
It’s election day in Lac du Flambeau. Six tribal seats will be decided: including the secretary and treasurer, plus four councilmen. Tribal Spokesman Brandon Thoms says there are twelve total seats on the tribal council.
“A council person has a two year term, and those terms are staggered. So generally every year six of those seats go up for election.”
The Lac du Flambeau tribe says two federal grants will help combat crime in its community. The tribe has been awarded money for community policing totaling more than three quarters of a million dollars. The so-called COPS grants come through a federal program for tribal assistance. The larger grant will fund police equipment like hardware and uniforms. The other will pay for the hiring of at least one new person.
Tribal spokesperson Brandon Thoms says the money will go a long way.
Drivers may need to look out for more than just deer.
A moose has been spotted in Rhinelander. City Police officer Chad Brown says it was spotted by a resident about a week ago. Responding to the call Brown tailed the moose in his squad car. He filmed the moose for several minutes. Brown says a moose can do a lot of damage if it collides with a car.
Rhinelander emergency managers will be testing their ability to get water to the site of a large fire.
Saturday officials will be testing a response system called Mutual Aid Box Alarm system or MABAS. Oneida County Emergency Management Director Ken Kortenhof says fire department crews will gather at the Rhinelander Airport.
Two arrests during an early Wednesday raid at a residence in the town of Laona. Forest county deputies and Crandon Police arrested 37 year old Andrew Phillips and 19 year old Taylor Labarge when authorities came with a search warrant shortly after 2:00 a.m.
Phillips and LaBarge were arrested for delivery and possession of cocaine, possessing marijuana and keeping a drug house.
A Lac du Flambeau teenager has entered a plea to reduced charges concerning the stabbing of his mother's boyfriend.
17 year old Christian Soulier was arrested in January after an incident at his mother's boyfriend's home in Forest county. The victim was said to have been stabbed four times.
In court Tuesday Soulier pled no contest to an amended charge of aggravated battery. Soulier's attorney Suzanne O'Neal said Soulier could be waived back into juvenile court, but she waived that possibility to move forward with the amended charge.