The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa held a primary election yesterday for contested positions for Secretary, Treasurer and tribal council. The winners include:
For Secretary...Jamie Armstrong and Victoria A. Doud.
For Treasurer...Barry LeSieur and Mary Peterson.
Candidates who will be on the October ballot for tribal council include....Terry "Fred" Allen, Eric Chapman, Sr.,Betty Jo Graveen,Alice K. Soulier,Henry "Butch" St. Germaine, Sr.,Joseph G. Wildcat, Sr.,Vivian "Luci" Wolfe, and Racquel Zortman-Bell.
A 30 year old Lake Tomahawk artist has been selected to place not one, but two of three prints placed on Wisconsin conservation wildlife stamps. This is the fifth time in the history of the three stamp design contests that the same artist has painted the winning design for both the pheasant and waterfowl stamps.
Caleb Metrich is a mostly self-taught artist with a love of the outdoors. Previously, he also won the state turkey stamp, and was named "Artist of the Year" by Ducks Unlimited. He says he's honed his craft by trial and error...
State officials visited Rhinelander today to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act.
About 30 people gathered in the conference room of the public safety complex in hopes of clearing up often-hazy understandings of changes to come. One of those people was Mike Barnes, who says he and his wife purchase their own insurance.
Langlade county officials have released the identity of a person found dead west of Antigo August 22nd.
Sheriff Bill Greening reports the skeletal remains were identified through dental records at 77 year old Leonard Allen Peth of Antigo. The remains were found at Western Road and Hazel Road just west of Antigo.
Sheriff Greening says the Langlade County Coroner has ruled the cause of death as undetermined, although no foul play is suspected. Peth was last seen in Antigo in February of 2013.
The Oneida county board has begun what could be some tough budget meetings.
Administration committee chair David Hintz says the county is looking at a $1.1 million deficit out of a $50 million routine budget.
Some department heads were called in to talk about capital projects including more road building, fixing problems in county buildings and aging equipment that needs updating among others. Buildings and Grounds Director LuAnn Brunette said the projects for that department could be in the neighborhood of $500,000 alone if the board went ahead with them.
Cyclists can now enjoy over 30 miles of paved bike trails in Vilas County.
The town of Boulder Junction has finished an expansion of the bike trail system that connects Boulder Junction, Sayner and St. Germaine. Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Theresa Smith is hoping the expanded trail will be a boost for tourism.
The Oneida County Sheriff’s Department is opening a new office station at an elementary school. Deputies will use a room at the Northwoods Community Elementary School as a stopping point to take care of administrative tasks. No suspects will be brought to the location. County Sheriff Grady Hartman says the new office on Highway K will help the department have a stronger presence on the west side of the county.
“We get a high call volume especially around Highway 51. And we needed a place where the officers could stop or take care of personal business.”