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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Friday, July 12, 2019 7:28 AM

Things have been, for the most part at the town board level, quiet on the surface in the town of Plum Lake the past few years. 

However, that relative calm was blown away near the end of and immediately following Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting.  (Subscriber Access)

  • The second installment of the 2018 Oneida and Vilas County property tax bills is due by July 31, 2019. Due to limited parking and long waiting lines, mailing tax payments is recommended for both counties.  
  • Many Northwoods children of all ages have been in need of out of home foster care in recent years, an ongoing trend counties continue to deal with.

    To balance offset and in-the-red budgets, some grants and community members are stepping forward to aid the kids in need and the families who have taken on welcoming those kids into their homes.  (Subscriber Access)
  • A high-speed pursuit occurred Sunday evening after a shoplifting suspect fled the Rhinelander Wal-Mart store and headed toward Vilas County.

    According to a Rhinelander police department press release, the pursuit began at approximately 7:42 p.m. and ended in Vilas County when the suspect vehicle crashed. (Subscriber Access)
  • In the recent state budget debate, legislative Republicans made a strong push for additional funding for local roads, inserting a one-time $90 million appropriation into the budget specifically for that purpose, but a partial veto by Gov. Tony Evers not only slashed that appropriation, but removed language which restricted the use of the money. (Subscriber Access)
  • Two of four charged with “jumping” a person in a Lac du Flambeau parking lot have violated bond and now face new felony charges in Vilas County Circuit Court.  (Subscriber Access)
  • The 37-year-old Lac du Flambeau man accused of making death threats via social media against his family has pled not guilty to all counts. (Subscriber Access)
  • At its regular meeting on Monday night, the St. Germain Town Board discussed whether or not to exempt the Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club from being charged a zoning permit fee for its new building. Supervisor Ted Ritter — also the town’s zoning board chairman — explained to his colleagues the town has never had the legal authority to charge those fees in the first place. (Subscriber Access)
  • Walleye wisdom
    Vilas County fishing guides Erv Keller and Mike Errington were in Boulder Junction on Sunday night talking about one of the Northwoods’ most beloved summer attractions: walleye fishing. (subscriber access)
  • Things have been, for the most part at the town board level, quiet on the surface in the town of Plum Lake the past few years. 

    However, that relative calm was blown away near the end of and immediately following Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting.  (Subscriber Access)

  • The Winchester Town Board, after some discussion at a special meeting Saturday morning, approved the payment of $42,000 to Phase One Construction. (Subscriber Access)
  • On July 3, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed off on the state’s latest biennial budget. 

    While the budget overall represents an increase in education funding, one of 78 vetoes issued by Evers eliminated $250,000 in matching grants to Lakeland STAR School/Academy.  (Subscriber Access)
  • A proposed order to dismiss the Vilas County Circuit Court felony business theft charges against two Woodruff residents has been filed by the district attorney and approved by a judge. (Subscriber Access)
  • An Arbor Vitae recently man stood mute in Vilas County Circuit Court when asked for his plea to the charge of felony child abuse. (Subscriber Access)
  • The Eagle River Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, along with the Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. and Eagle River Guides Association, will host the 39th annual Eagle River Fishing Day for kids from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 11. This event is free for children between the ages of 7 and 12 years and pre-registration for the event is required. 
  • A chicken dinner benefitting the Vilas County Historical Museum in Sayner will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 28 at the Sayner Community Center.
  • The quality of broadband in northern Wisconsin, or in many instances, the lack of it, continues to be an issue.  

    Over the past few years, there have been efforts to enhance, with varying degrees of success, broadband access for small towns in Vilas and Oneida county.  (Subscriber Access)
  • A Boulder Junction woman charged with felony theft related to business expenses and being the trustee for her mother has been convicted of the crime  in Vilas County Circuit Court. (Subscriber Access)
  • Helo and Stitch — 
Vilas County sheriff’s department welcomes new K9
    The Vilas County sheriff’s department will now have two K9 partners as the department welcomes K9 Stitch, a Belgian Malinois, to its team. (Subscriber Access)
  • Manitowish Waters voters approved three building projects this past March for the town to build additions to the Frank B. Koller Memorial Library, the Manitowish Waters town hall, and to build a new fire station on the property of the former Broken Oar tavern. (Subscriber Access)
  • The Boulder Junction Town Board on Tuesday approved a $500 fine for violation of the town’s Uniform Dwelling Code, or UDC. (Subscriber Access)
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