Eliason Realty Updates
It’s finally here! The kickoff to summer! First, we want to welcome all our summer visitors and residents back. The first three-day weekend of the season, most importantly, we take time to acknowledge that it is about those who have served and sacrificed to make sure our nation is free.
One of St. Germain’s most notable assets is the Veteran’s Memorial Wall that occupies the northwest corner at the intersection of Highways 155 and 70. The project got it’s kickoff in 1991 when the town board voted to set aside the land as a Veterans Park.
The St. Germain Lions Club proposed and saw the current day project to fruition at the suggestion of Lion Ken Oldenburg in 1999. A 10-member committee, consisting of Chairman Jack Gardner, and Treasurer Mike Herrmann, along with board members Ken Oldenburg Wilmer Weber, Fred Radtke, Bryon Wechter, Frank Johnson, Ron Hutts, Bill Sunderlage and Craig Callies was established.
In 2001 Waldman Construction was asked to submit a design plan and the five-wall memorial was approved. The bricks used to construct the walls were sold to the public for $50. Each brick contains the name of any veteran, alive or deceased. The first brick was sold in April and by September, all 532 bricks of the initial structure were sold.
In 2002 four more walls were added due to demand and another 288 bricks were sold, bringing the total number to 820 bricks immortalizing those who defended our nation. The final phase was completed in November of 2002.
If you have never been to the Memorial, take a few minutes to view this picturesque site. It will rocket you back to times and places in history as each brick was a personal engraving from a loved one.
Wishing everyone a great Memorial Weekend and take the time to thank a veteran!
Stop by and check out this level property on Big St Germain Lake! It's a private setting with 200' of sand frontage and towering pines. There's a GUEST COTTAGE and storage sheds too. Worth a look -- this weekend!
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1730 Old Highway C, St. Germain, WI 54558
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Dr. Richie discusses his recent trip to China and the cultural differences in education.
This property offers all one needs to enjoy the Northwoods year around! It's beautifully constructed and finishing touches display the quality design. Lake views from almost every room, soaring fieldstone fireplace (the real macoy!) plus open and covered deck areas to sit back and relax. There's even a hot tub on the deck to soak your stress away! A paver brick patio offers more space for entertaining and sunning.
Whiteye Lake is just west of Crandon and offers fishing and boating galore. Snowmobile trails and ATV trails are easy to access from this quiet, dead-end location -- you'll have plenty to explore!
Contact John and Diane Misina, Brokers
Eliason Realty of the North LLC in Eagle River, WI
Office 715-479-4431 | Cell 715-891-0045
2 for 1! This 1.4 acre parcel holds 2 homes with 112 feet of sand frontage on Lac Vieux Desert. So many options here. Stay in one, put relatives in the other or make a little cash by renting one or both. Buy with friends and family to have affordable cabins on a large lake. One cabin is so close to the water it feels like you are on a boat. The knotty pine gives the true cabin feel. The second home is set back but on a hill overlooking the waters. This home has a bright feeling with the light colored tongue and groove, a walkout basement and room to hang out, adds to the leisure feel. A fabulous find! Call and make it yours today!
Eliason Realty of the North, LLC
302 W Pine St
PO Box 284
Eagle River, WI 54521
It seems as if Mother Nature is apologizing for last year’s weather for the fishing season opener by giving us a spectacular weekend this year. The ice-out is almost a distant memory as we are anticipating temperatures in the 70s this weekend. Perfect!
Also, welcome to the non-fishing new and returning visitors that use this weekend to ready their seasonal accommodations for the upcoming summer season. Take time out from your tasks and enjoy the fresh air and perhaps a barbecue or two!
Here are a few links to help you get ready for the opener as well as some places to visit for gear, guides and government outlets to get you on the water and fish on your line.
For locations on where to buy your fishing licenses or get your boat registered, here is the link that will take you to the Wisconsin DNR site with the right information:
With more than 2,000 lakes in the Vilas and Oneida counties area, the choices of where to fish can be overwhelming. What is a good lake for Walleye, Muskies, pan fish, etc? Click on this site to find a wealth of area maps that will help you decide on where to fish:
Perhaps its time to leave the hit or miss strategy behind and spend your time fishing and not searching for that hot spot. Ask your local neighbor — who may or may not be telling the truth - or opt to hire a local fishing guide and maximize your time on the water actually catching fish.
The following is a website chock full of information that will lead you to many local guides. It also has links to the chambers of commerce for both Oneida and Vilas counties:
Okay, you have your license, the boat is registered, fishing plans are set; however, your gear is a mess.
Great home to begin Northwoods memories! 2+ bedroom, 2 bath home located across the street from Pickerel Lake. The home offers a fieldstone fireplace in the living room, open concept kitchen-dining and living area and the partially finished basement features a den/office area, pellet stove, laundry area and full bathroom. There is a spacious deck to view the abundance of wildlife, an attached 2.5 garage with additional storage, large pole building with concrete floors and 200 amp service and additional storage sheds. 2.6 wooded acres that abut to County Land for added privacy. Priced right, take a look before it's too late!
Eliason Realty of the North, LLC
302 W Pine St
PO Box 284
Eagle River, WI 54521
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Post created on April 29, 2015 at 9:31 am
With only a few chunks of snow around and some wonderful weather this week, spring has made a grand entrance. Most of the lakes are clear thanks to the temperatures, rain and some pretty brisk winds.
There is plenty of evidence the natives have responded to the change. If you are itching to hop on your bicycle, the fences are down on the bike trail. The weather is perfect for a nice long ride — well maybe not very long — but start to get those muscles back in shape!
Remember, the bike trail is also a hiking trail. It winds through beautiful scenery and chances are you will see a lot of the Northwoods splendid wildlife. Throw on a backpack and plan an early spring picnic. Those winter chills are really behind you!
The opening of fishing is in two weeks so it’s a great time to go pick up your fishing license and take a good look at your fishing tackle. New fishing line? Pick us a few new lures or a spiffy new bait bucket and stringer for your bountiful catches.
Get the boat ready for the big day! Check spark plugs, add fresh gas and check your owner’s manual for season start up advice.
This is also the perfect time to put the snowmobiles away for the season. Fog the engine and add Stabil to the gas tank. Put the sled up on a jack to get the weight off the track and give it a good wash before covering. Those with four-stoke motors will want to take their sleds to the dealer for an oil change.
Saturday, April 18, Lakeland Union High School will be hosting Minocqua’s Home, Lifestyle and Recreation Show from 9 AM until 4 PM at this one-day event. There is a lineup of demonstrations, short seminars in addition to the dozens of vendors on hand with their products.
Photo courtesy of the Phelps Chamber of Commerce Website
The backbone of the Northwoods is arguably the small towns that dot the landscape along the lakes and the forests. They not only provide the alluring resorts, tantalizing dining establishments and the myriad of entertainment outlets, they also provide homes and support services for those who maintain the hospitality businesses throughout the area.
It’s for those very reasons the viability of these towns is paramount to keeping the Northwoods vibrant and captivating. Tucked into the eastern side of Vilas County, the town of Phelps is about to launch a campaign to energize growth in its downtown area along the banks of North Twin Lake.
On Wednesday, April 1, WJFW, Channel 12 in Rhinelander, did a segment on the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation’s (VCEDC) involvement in a new project in downtown Phelps. According to the story, Carl Ruedebusch, the chairman of VCEDC and a developer, bought the property known as “the big store”. The plans are to build an establishment on that site that would provide lodging, a restaurant, tavern and a gift shop, known as Lumberman’s Lodge.
Town Chairman and lifelong Phelps resident, Colin Snook, is thrilled, not only with the impending project, but also more plans to build grocery and hardware stores across the street.
According to Channel 12, “(They're) something that we haven't had in Phelps in a long time," Snook says. "These are services that we really need."
Project Manager Barry McCleane said the VCEDC chose this project in Phelps because of the downtown’s scenic location on the lake.
This is not the first project that VCDEC has had in Phelps. They assisted in the start up of a business accelerator in a building south of downtown which now houses the Phelps Chamber of Commerce, a barbershop and there is still room available for more business.
We are seeing 30 year fixed rates at 3.65%-3.85% and if you opt for 15 years fixed -- you can lock in your rate at or below 3%!!
We urge you to to get pre-qualified now with a lender and secure your northwoods dream property soon. Contact one of our real estate professionals soon for lender referrals and property search recommendations.
It must be a good time as evidenced by the returning 14 of 17 teams for the Plum Lake Library Trivia Contest that was held on March 5. This was the fourth annual contest and the proceeds of the contest raised money for the library’s elevator fund.
The event was held at the Plum Lake Recreation Building in Sayner. Thanks to Vilas County News Review Lifestyle correspondent, Wally Geist, who wrote the story for the paper. He also took this great picture of Team Eliason who came in third at raising money that evening.
First place went to The Might Eelpouts who initially tied with the Joy of Cooking Team. Geist reported that the tie was broken when they knew that the “L” in the US Navy Seals meant “Land”.
Ida Nemec, librarian, announced they also had received a $1,000 challenge grant from an anonymous donor against which the money raised and pledged that evening will be applied. Library President Chuck Figer, who was the evening’s MC said the fund was approaching its goal, however, “ The library will always be growing and improving and people like to come out and play trivia. It’s a win-win,” said Figer.