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May 16, 2022

School committee approves language for November referendum
The School District of Rhinelander's operations and strategic planning committee has approved a referendum question to be posed to district voters in November. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 13, 2022

Stage is on the Way
The City of Rhinelander and the Rhinelander Community Foundation held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, May 11, 2022 to kick off construction of a multi-use stage at Hodag Park. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 13, 2022

Council signals approval of Trig's annexation request
The Rhinelander City Council expressed support Monday for the annexation of three Town of Pelican parcels along Old 8 Road into the city limits, per a request made by T.A. Solberg Co. Inc. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 13, 2022

Assistant fire chief position posted internally
The City of Rhinelander is officially seeking candidates for the assistant fire chief position. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 13, 2022

Rhinelander Fourth of July Parade theme announced
The theme for the 2022 Rhinelander Fourth of July parade will be "Rally Around the Flag," organizers announced this week.
Friday, May 13, 2022

Wisconsin freight rail restarted
The Fox Valley & Lake Superior Rail System (FOXY) has restarted the railroad they bought from the Canadian National Railway (CN) in March of 2021. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 13, 2022

Wausau man sentenced to 28 days in jail for incident involving 14-year-old
A 25-year-old Wausau man was sentenced last week to 28 days conditional jail time after pleading no contest to "underage sexual activity."
Friday, May 13, 2022

Oneida County judge to retire this summer
Oneida County circuit judge Patrick O'Melia will retire effective Aug. 1, he announced in a May 4 letter to Oneida County Human Resources Director/Administrative Coordinator Lisa Charbarneau. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Careers on wheels
On Thursday morning, May 5, elementary school students from the School District of Rhinelander experienced the annual "Careers on Wheels" event organized by Rhinelander Partners in Education. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Former publisher remembered for dedication to community
A born salesman and proud Hodag, Jay Anderle Sr. left an indelible mark on his hometown, both as publisher of the Rhinelander Daily News in the early 2000s and through his tireless civic engagement for many years afterward. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Honor Flights Resume
Veterans who took part in the Never Forgotten Honor Flight to Washington D.C. were met with an emotional welcome home at Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee late Monday evening, May 2, 2022. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Forestry committee approves permanent pier for Townline Lake
A permanent pier will be placed at Townline Lake off of County Highway K in Rhinelander following action by the Oneida County forestry, land and recreation committee last Wednesday. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Hodag Park stage groundbreaking set for May 11
Improvements to Rhinelander's Hodag Park are set to begin, starting with the addition of a multi-use stage. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Punzel resigns from Minocqua Police Department
Minocqua police officer Kaleb Punzel, who has been under paid suspension while the police department conducted an investigation into his conduct, has resigned. His last day was May 4. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Mad Subs to focus on fresh, healthy and fast food
What do you do next after you have started, relocated and twice grown a successful Mexican restaurant and cantina? Opening Mad Subs in the BP gas station at 2141 Lincoln St. in Rhinelander is probably not what most people expected from Alejandro Jacinto. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

City plan commission approves annexation and rezoning for Trig's project
A request from the owner of the Trigs grocery store chain to annex three parcels of land he owns in the Town of Pelican into the City of Rhinelander, next to a parcel zoned industrial that once housed a Trig's bakery, cleared the city's planning commission Tuesday on a 4-3 vote. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 6, 2022

Strong Kids, Strong Families
Samantha Tarsi chases her 3-year-old cousin Mak Stapleton as a group of parents and children play with a parachute during the Strong Kids, Strong Families celebration Friday evening, April 29, 2022 at the Hodag Dome in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 6, 2022

Former Daily News publisher dies
Former Rhinelander Daily News publisher Jay Anderle has died.

Anderle, 69, died Monday at his home, according to his family. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 6, 2022

Grow North holds regional child care 'conversation'
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in business closures nationwide. One business that has been hit particularly hard is child care, compounding a shortage that has led the northern portion of Wisconsin to be referred to as a "child care desert." (subscriber access)
Friday, May 6, 2022

Danner's Shoe Store to close
Having put its best foot forward for more than 90 years, a landmark Rhinelander retailer is going out of business. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 6, 2022

Lewis to serve two years in prison for vehicular homicide
A 70-year-old Rhinelander woman was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison after a jury found her guilty of homicide by use of a vehicle (with a detectable amount of a restricted controlled substance) in connection with a fatal rollover in Minocqua in June 2020. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 6, 2022

Evers ends April with flurry of environmental initiatives
Gov. Tony Evers used the last two weeks of April to push his administration's environmental priorities, releasing a clean energy plan for the state and creating an Office of Environmental Justice. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 6, 2022

Adams Way site likely out, in search for new transit HQ
After months of pursuing a property located at 1106 Adams Way in Rhinelander as a potential home base for Northwoods Transit operations, the Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission (OVTC) is likely back to square one in terms of the relocation search. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 6, 2022

OC social services reports surplus for 2021, projects deficit for 2022
According to its 2021 final financial report, the Oneida County social services department had a budget surplus of $337,793 for that year, most of which will be returned to the general fund. However, the department is currently projecting a deficit for 2022, emphasizing out-of-home care costs as a major factor. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 6, 2022

County responds to appeal challenging sheriff's denial of inmate transfer
Oneida County corporation counsel Mike Fugle has responded to an appeal filed by a Michigan man who has alleged that Oneida County circuit judge Mike Bloom erred when he declined to order sheriff Grady Hartman to allow the man to serve his four-month jail sentence in another county. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Viva Las Vegas!
Rhinelander High School celebrated prom Saturday, April 30, with a dose of Las Vegas dazzle. In the center are King Jack Antonuk and Queen Sophia Laumann. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Newbold and Rhinelander to pursue BIL funding for electric vehicles
The Town of Newbold and the City of Rhinelander are preparing grant submissions for the purchase of electric vehicles under the carbon emission reduction portion of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

City to establish urban forestry fund
In recognition of Arbor Day, an urban forestry fund is being established to ensure the Hodag City remains beautifully green for many years to come. Among the first to donate to the project, announced Thursday, were Rhinelander Mayor Chris Hanus and city administrator Zach Vruwink. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Case against man accused in murder of former Rhinelander resident adjourned until May 24
The case against a Pennsylvania man accused of killing his stepfather and wounding his stepbrother on Christmas Eve was adjourned Monday, April 25 in 32nd Circuit Court in Bessemer, Mich. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Vos says Gableman election investigation to continue
Assembly speaker Robin Vos said this week he plans to continue the election integrity investigation being conducted by former Supreme Court justice Michael Gableman, prompting Democrats to again denounce the inquiry. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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