State Department of Transportation officials took public comment Tuesday on a plan to reconstruct parts of Highway 51 south of Minocqua. A thin crowd gathered at a hearing in Harshaw.
The DOT says changes to Highway 51 are necessary to improve safety. But an earlier DOT proposal prompted community outcry, as it involved turning a stretch north of Highway Y into a four lane road and widening the bridge over Lake Katherine. Hazelhurst Town Chair Ted Cushing says the original changes were too dramatic, but he’s much happier with the revised plan.
Northland Pines students in Eagle River are among students from 39 other districts involved in the "Farm to School" program.
The program is a cooperative effort of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and Americorps. It provides food and education says Northland Pines Science teacher Robin Indermuehle..
A group opposing more off-reservation gambling casinos is hoping a recent federal policy change won't mean a new casino in Kenosha.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has given it's blessing to a Menominee Tribe proposal to put in a large casino-hotel complex at the former Dairyland Greyhound Racing track in Kenosha. The move is opposed by the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe, which has operated a lucrative casino in Milwaukee for many years.
Fire destroyed a vacation home in Vilas County Monday. Wisconsin Electric discovered the fire just before 11 am while responding to a nearby power outage. The structure on North Hunter Lake Road in Conover was unoccupied at the time, and the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department reports the property was a complete loss. The exact cause of the fire is unknown, but authorities believe it to have been weather related.
A spokesman for the Menominee Nation says the U-S Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved plans to build a casino. The proposed casino will be built at the old Dairyland Greyhound Park near Kenosha. The old racetrack has been closed since 2009.
Antigo’s school district has a new administrator... again. Dr. Don Childs has agreed to serve as the Interim District Administrator until the end of June 2014.
The top administrator’s office has been occupied by a new person every year for the past three years. That trend will continue unless Childs agrees to stay on longer than his current one-year agreement.
The person was found on a trail north of Highway 64 near a bicycle. So far, Langlade County authorities haven’t released any information other than to confirm a body was found on private property near Western Road and Hazel Road just west of Antigo, so we don’t know if the cause of death was related to the bicycle or something completely different. Dispatchers say Sheriff William Greening plans to release more information Friday morning.