Three Lakes http://wxpr.org en Three Lakes Gathers Detailed Info About Terrestrial Invasives http://wxpr.org/post/three-lakes-gathers-detailed-info-about-terrestrial-invasives <p>Three Lakes has completed a detailed survey of terrestrial invasive species in the town.&nbsp;</p><p>The data was collected by one individual: Baerbel&nbsp;Ehrig walked and biked 260 miles in Three Lakes last year…on both sides of each and every town road.&nbsp;</p><p>Ehrig explains the purpose is to better understand which invasives are present on a local level, and how many of them there are.&nbsp; And roads are a good place to start.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 20319 at http://wxpr.org Three Lakes Gathers Detailed Info About Terrestrial Invasives Northwoods Heritage Festival Gets JEM Grant http://wxpr.org/post/northwoods-heritage-festival-gets-jem-grant <p>Three Lakes has also picked up state money to promote an event coming this summer.</p><p>State Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett stopped by this week to present a $7,000 Joint Effort Marketing grant to the Chamber of Commerce to promote Heritage Fest in July.</p><p> </p><p>Northwoods Heritage Festival is a two day event taking visitors through a journey of German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and Wisconsin cultures. The festival provides guests with a taste of the past and features traditional foods, crafts, demonstrations, exhibits, dances, and music.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 15:08:28 +0000 Ken Krall 18756 at http://wxpr.org Northwoods Heritage Festival Gets JEM Grant Forum: Fab Lab Will Come to Three Lakes http://wxpr.org/post/forum-fab-lab-will-come-three-lakes <p>An effort that will train high schoolers and entrepreneurs is coming to Three Lakes schools this year.&nbsp;</p><p>The Fab Lab concept has been growing across the nation as a way to train people to manufacture goods in their own home, or to work for employers in a new type of manufacturing environment.</p><p>WXPR News Director Ken Krall discussed the Fab Lab, the new school curriculum at Three Lakes, and how this idea, brought about by upgraded high speed internet, could make the Northwoods into an new era enterprise zone.</p><p></p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 17468 at http://wxpr.org Forum: Fab Lab Will Come to Three Lakes Three Lakes Schools Will Build Sign to Get the Word Out http://wxpr.org/post/three-lakes-schools-will-build-sign-get-word-out <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three Lakes will soon be home to a new digital message board.&nbsp; The Three Lakes School District and the Chamber of Commerce are putting up a fourteen-foot sign that will feature community events and announcements.&nbsp;</span></p><p>School District Administrator George Karling says one of its goals is to get more exposure for Three Lakes Schools.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:50:06 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 14939 at http://wxpr.org Northernaire: Waldorf of the Wilderness http://wxpr.org/post/northernaire-waldorf-wilderness <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The resort industry in Northern Wisconsin goes back over 100 years to when tourists were first lured to the lake country on the heels of the lumberjacks.&nbsp; Small family owned resorts with cottages lining lake shores catered to fisherman in the early days.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:18:09 +0000 Bob Willging 13749 at http://wxpr.org Northernaire: Waldorf of the Wilderness A Deficit To A Surplus In Three Lakes http://wxpr.org/post/deficit-surplus-three-lakes <p></p><p>Sharp pencils have produced a surplus from an initial budget deficit in Three Lakes.</p><p>Town chair Stella Westfall said in the early work they were about $143,000 dollars over budget. But she says staff and department heads found a way to turn that around...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p><blockquote><p><i><u>"...they just did a great job and made recommendations to decrease our expenses. The department heads really tried to be efficient...bottom line is instead of this $143,000 deficit, we ended up with a $34,000 surplus...."</u></i></p> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Ken Krall 10465 at http://wxpr.org A Deficit To A Surplus In Three Lakes Fatal Crash At Three Lakes http://wxpr.org/post/fatal-crash-three-lakes <P>A motorcycle driver was killed Friday afternoon on Military Road in Three Lakes.</P> <P>Chief Scott Lea reports the crash happened about 2:30 near Hay Meadow Road. The unidentified 52 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner.</P> <P>The intitial investigation found the motorcyclist failed to negotiate a curve.</P> <P>The victim's name will be released when relatives are notified.</P> <P>The crash remains under investigation by Three Lakes Police and the Oneida County Coroner's office.</P> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 22:24:23 +0000 Ken Krall 6651 at http://wxpr.org Three Lakes Plans For Fire Chief Stipend http://wxpr.org/post/three-lakes-plans-fire-chief-stipend <p>Three Lakes plans to pay its fire chief starting next year - at least a small amount. &nbsp;</p><p>An outgoing volunteer fire chief went before the town board this week to request that future fire chiefs get a small stipend to cover travel and other incidental costs.&nbsp; Town Chair Stella Westfall says the budget committee still has to decide how much that stipend will be.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 23:21:45 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 6272 at http://wxpr.org Three Lakes Plans For Fire Chief Stipend Heritage Fest to Celebrate Northwoods Roots http://wxpr.org/post/heritage-fest-celebrate-northwoods-roots <p>Next weekend, June 29-30, a festival in Three Lakes highlights the heritages that make up the Northwoods.<br><br>The Northwoods Heritage Fest in Three Lakes Saturday and Sunday features a full festival dedicated&nbsp; to German, Italian, Polish, Irish and Wisconsin, USA,&nbsp; and Three Lakes heritages.<br>Skip Brunswick from the Three Lakes Chamber says there will be much to see.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:14:17 +0000 Ken Krall 4098 at http://wxpr.org Open Mic To Feature Northwoods Stories, Songs http://wxpr.org/post/open-mic-feature-northwoods-stories-songs <p>The Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department, Lumberjack RC&amp;D and UW-Extension are inviting people with a need to talk about the Northwoods to an open microphone this Thursday evening in Three Lakes.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">County Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator Michele </span>Sadauskas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the new event is called "</span>Northwoods<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Expressions."</span></p> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 3688 at http://wxpr.org