Forest County http://wxpr.org en 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 Attempted Homicide Charge Dropped For Crandon Man http://wxpr.org/post/attempted-homicide-charge-dropped-crandon-man <P>A Crandon man has had an attempted first degree homicide charge dropped, but still could see substantial time behind bars.</P> <P>22 year old Dakota Tuckwab was one of six men charged in Forest countyfollowing a melee at a Mole Lake home in February of 2012. A man and a woman were lured to the home. The man escaped out a window after being beaten and stabbed, while the woman escaped out of a room in which she was tied up.</P> <P>Tuckwab has several charges and cases including later charges filed in January and July this year. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:53:38 +0000 Ken Krall 7888 at http://wxpr.org Wabeno Citizens Working Toward Revitalization http://wxpr.org/post/wabeno-citizens-working-toward-revitalization <P>The Friends of Wabeno recently assembled a 10-year plan to revitalize the Forest county community, hit hard by weather and tough economic times.</P> <P>Mary Beck is chair of the group which began in April with the idea of restoring some of the landmarks...</P> <P><I><U> </U></I></P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><I><U>"...we've had a lot of misfortune over the last two years...some of our icons have been damaged...our Wabeno Bandshell...our Larry the Logroller mascot...many of the large pine trees that surrounded our Logging Museum area..."</U></I></P></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>She says at their meetings up Wed, 04 Sep 2013 22:09:13 +0000 Ken Krall 7501 at http://wxpr.org Wabeno Citizens Working Toward Revitalization Senator Baldwin Tours Northwoods http://wxpr.org/post/senator-baldwin-tours-northwoods <P>Tammy Baldwin is a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and Wednesday she received first-hand knowledge of the impact natural resources have on the Northwoods.</P> <P>Wisconsin's junior Senator visited Infinity Wood Flooring and Homeland Trolley in Crandon's Industrial Park and also toured some logging operations.</P> <P>Baldwin says during the forest tour, she was able to see management first hand...</P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><I><U>"...as we travelled through the forest somebody said, 'that's a healthy, managed forest. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 23:03:49 +0000 Ken Krall 6852 at http://wxpr.org Senator Baldwin Tours Northwoods