Forest County http://wxpr.org en DNR Wants More Details On Off-Road Park http://wxpr.org/post/dnr-wants-more-details-road-park <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>DNR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says it needs more information to determine whether an off road park in Forest County would be eligible for certain grants.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The nonprofit Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park Incorporated wants Forest County to buy the land for a 10,000-acre park.&nbsp;</p><p>The group is pitching the project as a good deal for the county, saying park tourism and timber management on the land could generate revenue, while the purchase of the land could be fifty percent paid-for by DNR stewardship grants.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 19687 at http://wxpr.org DNR Wants More Details On Off-Road Park Forest County Board Hears Proposal in Closed Session http://wxpr.org/post/forest-county-board-hears-proposal-closed-session <p>The Forest County Board of Supervisors heard the details of a proposed off-road park Tuesday night in closed session.&nbsp;</p><p>RT Krueger, President of the Forest County Economic Development Partnership, says the session was closed because it involved details of possible land purchases that can’t be public.&nbsp;</p><p>He says now county board members have the details they’ve been waiting for.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:57:53 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 18978 at http://wxpr.org Forest County Board Hears Proposal in Closed Session Committee Proposes Location, County Land Purchase for Off-Road Park http://wxpr.org/post/committee-proposes-location-county-land-purchase-road-park <p>Proponents of a controversial off-road park in Forest County have unveiled the details of their proposal.&nbsp;</p><p>A planning committee has selected a location north of Laona, near the intersections of county highways G and O.&nbsp; It includes a stretch of the Peshtigo River.&nbsp;</p><p>The group Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park Incorporated wants Forest County to purchase the 10-thousand acre site over a series of several years and phases.&nbsp; The land is currently held by private companies Crandon Timber and Plum Creek.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 18929 at http://wxpr.org Committee Proposes Location, County Land Purchase for Off-Road Park Charges, Rebuttals In Hotly Contested Forest Co. Judge Race http://wxpr.org/post/charges-rebuttals-hotly-contested-forest-co-judge-race <p>The past and current judge would like the next term leading circuit court in Forest and Florence counties.</p><p>Incumbent Leon Stenz is being challenged by Robert Kennedy, Jr. whom Stenz defeated in 2008. Kennedy won election in 2002 . Kennedy has been in private practice.</p><p>Kennedy says during his term, he made the county more money in revenue than Judge Stenz...</p><blockquote><p><i><u>"...I was a better manager"...</u></i></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:19:00 +0000 Ken Krall 16209 at http://wxpr.org Charges, Rebuttals In Hotly Contested Forest Co. Judge Race Public Hearing Set For Forest Co. Off-Road Park http://wxpr.org/post/public-hearing-set-forest-co-road-park <p>A&nbsp;public hearing about a proposed Off-Road Park in Forest county is set for early February.</p><p>Wisconsin Off-Road Park, Incorporated will be holding the first public hearing February 8 at the Laona School gymnasium.</p><p>Forest County Economic Development Partnership Director Jim Schuessler says there will be a presentation on the proposal, then open mike time...</p><blockquote><p><i><u>&nbsp;&nbsp;</u></i></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:43:21 +0000 Ken Krall 13478 at http://wxpr.org Public Hearing Set For Forest Co. Off-Road Park Argonne to Clean Up Site of Abandoned School http://wxpr.org/post/argonne-clean-site-abandoned-school <p>The town of Argonne is planning to remediate the site of its former elementary school.&nbsp; And a new grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will cover a quarter of the expected cost.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Town clerk Don Gordon says the 3-acre site next to the town hall is currently a vacant and overgrown lot.&nbsp;</span></p><blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“There is extensive cleanup that has to be done – there’s a lot of bricks and trees and what have you, that all have to be leveled, cleaned and taken away.”</span></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:22:24 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 13399 at http://wxpr.org Argonne to Clean Up Site of Abandoned School Committee to Help Oversee Off-Road Park Development http://wxpr.org/post/committee-help-oversee-road-park-development <p>A new county board committee will oversee Forest County’s role in the development of an off-road park.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A nonprofit is pushing to build a 10,000 acre off-road vehicle park that it says will stimulate the local economy.</span></p><p>The Forest county board recently approved over $40,000 toward park development, so the project could apply for matching funds from the state’s economic development corporation.&nbsp;</p><p>Count Board Chairman Paul Millan&nbsp;says the new five-person committee will oversee how that money is being spent.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:40:25 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12342 at http://wxpr.org Committee to Help Oversee Off-Road Park Development 16 People Arrested In Forest County Drug Sting http://wxpr.org/post/16-people-arrested-forest-county-drug-sting <p>16 people have been arrested and three more are being sought in connection with an undercover drug investigation in Forest county.</p><p>Sheriff John Dennee reports confidential informants allegedly purchase marijuana, cocaine, and prescription meds from county residents and people not in Forest county.</p><p>Nine of the suspects are from Crandon ...Steven Polar, Laurie Olds, Kyler Williams,Mackenzi McGhesick, Candice Holmes, Alexander VanZile, Ahshoni Daniels, Tonya Malone and Jodie Burnett. Two others are from Wabeno.. John Powless and Sheenah White.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:14:40 +0000 Ken Krall 10921 at http://wxpr.org 16 People Arrested In Forest County Drug Sting Wolf River Scenic Byway Plan Moves Forward http://wxpr.org/post/wolf-river-scenic-byway-plan-moves-forward <p>A plan for a Scenic Byway in Forest County is just one step away from becoming a reality. &nbsp;</p><p>The Wolf River Heritage Corridor would follow Highway 55, north from Langlade to Nelma near Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.&nbsp;</p><p>The more than one hundred mile route bisects the Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa Community.&nbsp; It also includes a loop near Three Lakes.&nbsp;</p><p>Forest County Economic Development Director Jim Schuessler says getting the scenic byway designation is a rigorous process.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:34:25 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10608 at http://wxpr.org Wolf River Scenic Byway Plan Moves Forward Teen Pleas To Amended Charge In Stabbing http://wxpr.org/post/teen-pleas-amended-charge-stabbing <P>A Lac du Flambeau teenager has entered a plea to reduced charges concerning the stabbing of his mother's boyfriend.</P> <P>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.</P> <P>In court Tuesday Soulier pled no contest to an amended charge of aggravated battery. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:38:44 +0000 Ken Krall 8425 at http://wxpr.org