Oneida County UW-Extension is losing two members as one of them has been hired to by the State Department to work in U.S. embassies overseas.
Community Resource Development agent and department co-chair Tim Brown and his spouse, Kim Brown will be leaving next month. Kim Brown is coordinator of Nutrition Education Program for Oneida and Langlade counties.
The Northland Pines School Board met last night to discuss the proposal to move the 7th and 8th grades into the high school next year. A dozen community members weighed in with passionate opinions and prepared statements, coming down evenly for and against. Those in favor of the proposal called for people to trust the school board, such as 3rd and 4thgrade teacher Gretchen Yagow:
Vilas county authorities have released the name of the person killed early Monday near Conover.
The Vilas County Coroner's office says 84 year old Kathryn Bauer of Conover died in the blaze. The Sheriff's office was called at 3:23 Monday morning to 3179 US 45. When fire units arrived, the residence was fully engulfed.
No cause of the blaze has been determined, but there are no indications the fire is suspicious.
The investigation is continuing.
Conover firefighters were assisted by Plum Lake and the Eagle River fire departments.
The process to build an off-road vehicle park in Forest county has stalled after a committee working on the plan didn't get the information needed from the developer.
Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park has proposed a 10,000 acre facility which they say will be a national attraction in Forest county for off-roaders. Opponents say it could initially cost taxpayers with no guarantee of a payback. The county has been debating whether to modify its 15 year Comprehensive Land Use Plan to facilitate the park.
Two Northwoods legislators have been named to the powerful Joint Committee on Finance.
State Senator Tom Tiffany and Representative Mary Czaja have been named to the committee. Both are Republicans.
The committee is appointed by leadership in both chambers of the legislators and favors the party in power. It's main function is to set the state budget and spending priorities for the next two years. Senator Tiffany says education will be among the top issues the committee will debate...
Parents have a chance to hear more about a controversial plan to move Northland Pines middle school students to the high school. An informational session is scheduled Monday night at 6:30 pm at the Northland Pines high school.
A petition asking the Northland Pines school board to stop all plans to combine grades 7 and 8 with high school students has garnered more than 900 signatures. David Eliason --a St. Germain business owner and father of two—was one of the people involved in creating the petition.