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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Friday, May 24, 2019 7:28 AM
Following the break-out of a squad window and threatening a deputy’s life and family, a 28-year-old Minocqua man is charged with a felony and several misdemeanors in Vilas County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
  • Oneida County district attorney Michael Schiek has filed a forfeiture action against Erv Teichmiller, the chairman of the Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission, for an open meetings law violation. (subscriber access)
  • Following the break-out of a squad window and threatening a deputy’s life and family, a 28-year-old Minocqua man is charged with a felony and several misdemeanors in Vilas County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
  • Metz in custody, accused of homicide caused in 
crash after using meth, other drugs
    A man accused of causing the death of a Manitowish Waters resident after driving on snowy roads with meth, Vicodin and other drugs in his system is being held in Vilas County Jail. (subscriber access)
  • At its special meeting May 16, the St. Germain Town Board approved a motion to call an electors meeting regarding the rebuilding of the BoBoen Groomer Barn, most of which collapsed after heavy snowfall in February. (subscriber access)
  • Questions and concerns surrounding the charter-required independent audit resurfaced last Friday at the Northwoods Transit Commission meeting as commission members discussed a letter issued by the Corporation Counsel office in Oneida County. (subscriber access)
  • In a February 2017, letter to Lac du Flambeau town chairman Matt Gaulke, Joseph Wildcat, the tribal president for the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, indicated the tribe would like 29 roads back. (subscriber access)
  • It took nearly 35 minutes but the Plum Lake town board determined at its meeting last week it will take up a resolution from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at its next regular meeting. (subscriber access)
  • Property owners have yet to uniformly follow short term rental ordinances set by the state of Wisconsin and in Vilas County, the county’s board of public health learned Wednesday morning. (subscriber access)
  • As counties all across Wisconsin await new Governor Tony Ever’s first-approved agenda, Vilas County is readying for possible changes it may impact.

    County social services director Kate Gardner told the Social Services Committee on Tuesday morning alternations already have impacted the county’s workload — especially as it relates to the Wisconsin consortium system.  (subscriber access)
  • ‘One try to become addicted’ — How illicit and legal drugs impact the Vilas County community
    In the wake of several recent drug-trafficking raids and amid ongoing drug-related cases filed each week in Vilas County Circuit Court, the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department and Health Department recently hosted a community town hall meeting to raise awareness and increase education regarding increasing trends. (subscriber access)
  • Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 a.m., seniors and disabled riders file on to the buses at Northwood Transit Connections (NTC) pickups. These are the riders NTC was created to help. With its current routes, the transit organization now connects more communities than ever. In January, NTC added a loop connecting Woodruff, St. Germain, Eagle River, Three Lakes, Sugar Camp, and Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
  • Disintegrating portions of County Road B in the far north of Vilas County is being put at the forefront of county road improvements in the coming year, the finance committee voted on May 16. (subscriber access)
  • Four Lac du Flambeau residents are accused of “jumping” a person, causing significant injury as well as some property damage, leading to numerous charges in Vilas County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
  • Oneida and Vilas counties have announced the opening of the ATV trails. In Oneida County, the  ATV/UTV trail system will officially open for the 2019 spring/summer/fall season effective 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22. Vilas county trails will open at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 24.  
  • Homicide charges have been filed in Vilas County Circuit Court against a 19-year-old man following a head-on crash earlier this year in Boulder Junction. 

    Tyler J.L. Metz, 19, Poplar, is wanted on a warrant to face felony homicide by a vehicle with the use of a controlled substance, possession of narcotics, possession of methamphetamine and causing injury while under the influence, a misdemeanor. (subscriber access)
  • The Arbor Vitae Town Board last week approved the purchase of a Bobcat skid steer loader with brush and snowblower attachments from Quality Equipment in Woodruff.  (subscriber access)
  • The Manitowish Waters Town Board approved a resolution last week authorizing a short term loan from Wood Trust Bank of Wisconsin Rapids. Manitowish Waters voters in March approved three building projects at a meeting of the electors, two of them a nearly 1,400 square feet to the town hall, originally built in 1960, and the other building additions to the Koller Library totalling nearly 2,145 square feet.  (subscriber access)
  • After debating the fate of its historic red brick schoolhouse for at least three years, it now appears the St. Germain Town Board is satisfied the building has reached the end of its lifespan. (subscriber access)
  • The Oneida County administration committee authorized a letter Tuesday from the county corporation counsel’s office to the Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission, demanding the transit commission contract for an independent audit within 30 days or the committee would recommend the county board take appropriate action. (subscriber access)
  • Fire destroys Boulder Junction home
    There were no injuries late Tuesday night in a fire which destroyed a Boulder Junction home. (subscriber access)
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