In spite of a rainy forecast, Eagle River is bracing for some 40,000 visitors to Cranberry Fest.
Organizer Kim Emerson is busy setting up for the weekend festival.
“Some of the preparations we’re working on is getting all the big tents set up, we’ve got to get all the crafter booths set up so all the vendors know where their spot is, get the fresh cranberries and craisins set up.”
It looks like a block grant sought by fundraisers hoping to improve the Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River won't happen this year. Eagle River Mayor Jeff Hyslop says the city was informed the grant sought by the city for the library was not approved by the feds...
The public will soon have a chance to see the Olson Library Expansion project in Eagle River.
Trustee Phil Jensen says they've known for a longtime that that they've outgrown the facility. Six years ago they had plans for an upgrade, but the recession halted those plans. Now they've hired Northwoods designer and builder Jeff Visner and they have new plans:
The next group of leaders is being recruited in Vilas County.
Vilas Vision was born in 2003 to find and train new leaders. More than 100 people have gone through the program.The program is in cooperation with the Lac du Flambeau tribe.
UW-Extension Community Resource Development agent Chris Stark says the program is an investment in people to improve their leadership skills. He says business people and volunteers are two key groups who could be involved.