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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:26 AM
A Texas man charged with a fraud scheme including an alleged victim in Vilas County, will go to trial in December. (subscriber access)
  • The chairman of the Oneida County Board of Supervisors ratcheted up the pressure this week on Erv Teichmiller, the Oneida-Vilas County Transit Commission chairman, gaining the authority to draft a letter with the Vilas County board chairman asking for Teichmiller’s cooperation in a review of potential conflict-of-interest issues involving Teichmiller and the transit commission. (subscriber access)
  • The Vilas County Highway Department endorsed and moved forward Tuesday a program regarding the diesel mechanic position to the finance and budget committee. (subscriber access)
  • A double preliminary hearing in Vilas County Circuit Court on Wednesday morning found enough probable cause of felony conduct in the case of theft by a Minocqua contractor of more than $97,000 from the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce and nearly $50,000 from an Arbor Vitae couple. (subscriber access)
  • Mike Duening, Vilas County’s director of information technology, has begun putting the pieces together for a county computer system project that, if approved, would cost just over $320,000. (subscriber access)
  • A Lac du Flambeau man pled guilty to an obstruction citation, down from an amended misdemeanor charge in Vilas County Court on Tuesday, Sept. 10. (subscriber access)
  • A former Woodruff man, now of Arbor Vitae, has had a conviction of threatening a local deputy deferred in Vilas County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
  • A Lac du Flambeau man was convicted of a ninth offense operating while intoxicated (OWI) and issued a prison sentence in Vilas County Circuit Court last week. (subscriber access)
  • The Vilas County planning and zoning committee approved a motion on Sept. 5 to forward a letter regarding discrepancies with tourist rooming house occupancy and onsite septic systems to go to the full county board. (subscriber access)
  • No injuries, minimal damage in Pukall silo fire
    Firefighters from Arbor Vitae, Woodruff, St. Germain and Minocqua responded to a fire at Pukall Lumber on State Highway 70 in Arbor Vitae early evening on Sept. 4. (subscriber access)
  • Tiffany announces candidacy for Congress
    In a move not totally unexpected, 12th District Wisconsin State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) has announced he will run in a special election for U.S. Congress this fall. (subscriber access)
  • A week-long jury trial in Vilas County Circuit Court was cancelled last month after a Lac du Flambeau man settled on a plea agreement on charges of false imprisonment and sexual assault. (subscriber access)
  • The Vilas County Planning and Zoning Committee heard from Glenn Schiffmann on Sept. 5 regarding requests Schiffmann had received from multiple local property owners to bring possible boathouse draft amendment changes to the planning and zoning committee’s attention. (subscriber access)
  • As time crunches down to the 2020 passage of the Vilas County budget, departments are finalizing budgets, issuing requests and preparing for the November meeting with the full board for the ultimate decisions. (subscriber access)
  • In the article “Boulder Junction town chairman indicates he’s ready to really look at ATV/UTV issue again,” published in the Aug. 30 edition of The Lakeland Times, the survey discussed at that meeting was mistakenly referred to as the survey from the December 2017 to January 2018 time frame.
  • The St. Germain Town Board met in special session Aug. 29 to discuss the town’s borrowing needs for completing current and upcoming fall projects. One project that was a concern for the board was the red brick schoolhouse. (subscriber access)
  • The U.S. Marshals, along with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry Program and the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office, conducted a residence verification operation for registered sex offenders.
  • A Texas man charged with a fraud scheme including an alleged victim in Vilas County, will go to trial in December. (subscriber access)
  • For the past two years, Boulder Junction’s North Creek Loop Trail Committee has been working on planning and fundraising for a bike trail loop. 

    Nearly every month, Boulder Junction resident Barb Konopacki has been the committee’s spokesperson providing updates to the town board at its regular meetings. (subscriber access)
  • As summer comes to a close, the cold and flu season is quickly approaching. In preparation of the season, the Vilas County Health Board and Department are preparing its citizens for what’s to come. (subscriber access)
  • The Oneida Vilas Transit Commission shared findings of a recent audit and survey to the full Vilas County Board on Tuesday morning. (subscriber access)
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