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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:28 AM
When the Vilas County board meets in January, it will have a resolution amending a portion of the county’s shoreline zoning ordinance pertaining to boat houses to consider. (subscriber access)
  • The spring election season in The Lakeland Times coverage area is, once again, relatively light when it comes to contested races for county, town and school boards. (subscriber access)
  • Following a discussion regarding the purchase agreement for a facility in Eagle River, the Oneida Vilas Transit Commission (OVTC) at its most recent meeting Jan. 10, tabled the discussion for the lease or purchase of a potential new facility in Eagle River. (subscriber access)
  • To help people age well, the Alzheimer’s Association® is offering the “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research” program. Healthy Living for your Brain and Body will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 at the ADRC of Vilas County (330 Court Street, Eagle River).

  • In 2018, the Vilas County Economic Development, Tourism and UW-Extension Committee approved hiring a part-time administrative support person.
  • The Woodruff Town Board on Jan. 14 approved a motion to approve parking lanes as part of a project proposed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to improve a stretch of U.S. Highway 47 from Kildeer Road to the Vilas County line in Oneida County in 2022. (subscriber access)
  • The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is conducting a public involvement meeting to discuss improvements to storm water drainage on WIS 47, from Woodruff to Lac du Flambeau in Vilas County.
  • At its regular meeting Jan. 13, the town board of St. Germain discussed with Vilas County sheriff Joe Fath speed enforcement on town roads, as well as the possibilities of more patrols and an increased presence of deputies at special events. (subscriber access)
  • The St. Germain town board Monday night voted to send a question as to whether or not the town should be a “Second Amendment sanctuary town” to voters. (subscriber access)
  • Two suspects caught after Vilas County high-speed chase, charges filed
    After an announcement by the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department to the community to be on the lookout, authorities were able to successfully track down and arrest two area suspects who fled custody and led officers on a hazardous high speed chase which ended out of state last week. (subscriber access)
  • Boulder Junction cabin owner, sex offender charged with local sex crime
    A registered sex offender has committed first degree, repeated sexual assaults against two then-children in the Vilas County area where he owns a seasonal cabin, court reports allege. (subscriber access)
  • Co-hosted by Northwoods Progressives and Democratic Party of Vilas County will be the 2020 Women’s March at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 in Minocqua. Gather at Veterans Park before marching 30 minutes to an hour, depending on weather. The march will go on regardless of weather.
  • The Vilas County Democratic Party will host a public presentation and discussion on candidate and legislative proposals for fixing the broken health care payment system. Rob Milburn, 1st vice chair, and George Prudent will facilitate this public event. It will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the new Vilas County Democratic Party Headquarters at 714 Elm St., Woodruff, WI (Good Vibes building).
  • Northern Wisconsin rang in the new year with yet more discouraging economic news, with Semco Windows & Doors of Merrill announcing its permanent closure and the loss of at least 120 jobs forever. (subscriber access)
  • Vilas County forestry takes up 15-year plan
    The Vilas County Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 7, discussed initial drafting of a new, 15-year comprehensive plan. 

    More precisely, the discussion centered around land designation categories within county forest land. (subscriber access)
  • The Winchester Town Board approved a motion on Jan. 6 allowing the town’s planning committee to review and write additional ordinances to comply with changes in state statute and update verbiage.
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