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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Friday, November 8, 2019 7:28 AM
A Presque Isle resort is petitioning the Wisconsin Supreme Court regarding issues with the state and Vilas County uniform addressing system.

Tim and Kim Bowler have owned Alpine Resort of Presque Isle for a number of years, and its entire history as a log cabin resort among towering pines on the Presque Isle Chain of Lakes is nearly a century old. (subscriber access)
  • A Presque Isle resort is petitioning the Wisconsin Supreme Court regarding issues with the state and Vilas County uniform addressing system.

    Tim and Kim Bowler have owned Alpine Resort of Presque Isle for a number of years, and its entire history as a log cabin resort among towering pines on the Presque Isle Chain of Lakes is nearly a century old. (subscriber access)
  • The Lac du Flambeau man who led local authorities on a high speed chase and an out-of-state extradition earlier this fall was in Vilas County Circuit Court on Monday for a preliminary hearing. (subscriber access)
  • Levi J. Walker, 25, Presque Isle, is charged with the criminal traffic violation of hit and run/injury, a felony which may come with nine months prison and a $10,000 fine. The charges were filed in Vilas County Circuit Court after Walker allegedly swerved to hit another man who was walking his dog on Lynx Lake Road. Walker is accused of leaving the injured man and fleeing the scene. (subscriber access)
  • The Vilas County ad hoc EMS committee voted last Tuesday to recommend not moving forward with a fly-car concept to address a growing need for enhanced emergency medical services to the full county board in November. (subscriber access)
  • A Lac du Flambeau man could serve prison or jail time for negligent driving, leading to injury for his passenger, in Vilas County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
  • A Winchester man alleged of recklessly endangering public safety in October will have his sentence deferred in Vilas County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
  • The Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest (NHAL) is 232,000 acres of pristine northern Wisconsin wilderness. It enables thousands of visitors every year to experience the sights, sounds, and serenity of the wild Northwoods. It is truly a public treasure. 

    Unfortunately, not everyone appreciates it as such. (subscriber access)
  • The lakes are the crown jewels of the Northwoods. Their beauty and bounty are a treasure, cherished by those who live among them and those who travel great distances to experience them. The waters of northern Wisconsin are the definition of pristine and there are hundreds of hard working people who volunteer their time and efforts to ensure they remain so.
  • Rhinelander man waives prelim, probable cause found in 9th OWI
    A Rhinelander man answered to a charge of 9th operating while intoxicated (OWI) this week in Vilas County Circuit Court before Judge Neal Nielsen. (subscriber access)
  • Arbor Vitae crash
    A 64-year-old Arbor Vitae woman was injured Tuesday morning in a head-on collison on State Highway 70 just east of Red Pine Circle in Arbor Vitae. 
  • The Vilas County ad hoc EMS committee reviewed feedback from local municipalities gauging support for the implementation of locations for fly cars proposed as part of the committee’s task to address a growing need for available advanced life support (ALS) services in the Northwoods. (subscriber access)
  • Twenty years ago last week, in the early morning hours of Oct. 22, 1999, 28-year-old Genell Johnson Plude was found unresponsive on the floor of the bathroom in her Land O’Lakes home. More than 11 years after that terrible morning her husband, Doug Plude, now 52, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for reckless homicide in connection with her death. (subscriber access)
  • A former Arbor Vitae man convicted of his 10th drunk driving charge after having his 11th consolidated into that case continues to seek post-conviction relief. (subscriber access)
  • A Vilas County man is headed for jury trial in Oneida County Circuit Court on felony accusations he sexually assaulted a woman twice after threatening to shoot her in the head. (subscriber access)
  • With the biking, boating and all-terrain and utility vehicle (ATV/UTV) season winding down, Vilas County Sheriff’s Department’s recreational officer, deputy Jason Molle, gave a recap of the department’s patrol activity so far this year to the Vilas County Recreational Trails Safety committee last Thursday. (subscriber access)
  • The Vilas County board of supervisors Tuesday approved the proposed 2020 budget, as well as the short-term borrowing of funds from IncredibleBank of Eagle River and the awarding of $5 million to the Highway B construction project. (subscriber access)
  • A Lac du Flambeau Tribal police officer was injured in a recent dual arrest, leading to felony charges in Vilas County Circuit Court for one area woman and man. (subscriber access)
  • The state-funded ATV trail system in Vilas County will officially close for the season at midnight on Thursday, Oct. 31.
  • The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has officially opened the door for expansion of the County G Landfill in the town of Cloverland. 

    The three member executive committee of the Landfill Venture Group, the 13 municipality Vilas County consortium that owns the landfill, on Friday, Oct. 18 approved a draft amendment for a lease with Vilas County that will add approximately 72 acres of land to the facility. (subscriber access)
  • The Vilas County board’s highway committee on Tuesday approved a motion to pursue grants that would, if awarded, fund construction of approaches for all-terrain vehicle and utility vehicle crossings on county roads. (subscriber access)
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