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Timmons, former Daily News publisher, passes away
Long-time Rhinelander resident and former Daily News editor and publisher Dick Timmons passed away Sunday morning at the age of 84.
Monday, July 21, 2014

City Council approves 2014 employee contract, lawsuit settled
The Rhinelander City Council last week approved the terms of the 2014 contract for one of its employee unions, the AFSCME Local 1226. (Subscriber access)
Monday, July 21, 2014

Waiting in the wings: Rhinelander alum interns under Mayor Johns
For the first time in recent memory, the mayor of Rhinelander has an intern.

John Johnson, a graduate of Rhinelander High School, is learning under the watchful eye of Mayor Dick Johns for the summer and even rode with the mayor in the annual Fourth of July parade a few weeks ago. (Subscriber access)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Panel readies streetscape plan for public meeting
The Rhinelander Downtown Economic and Brown Street Streetscape Study Special Committee has finalized the draft plan for the streetscape project. (Subscriber access)
Friday, July 18, 2014

City to send out survey on recreation and comprehensive plans
The city of Rhinelander will be distributing surveys to gain input from the public on its new comprehensive and outdoor recreational plans. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

City panel wants to renegotiate agreement with library
A discussion Tuesday about the city of Rhinelander's administrative cost allocation plan for 2015 and 2016 led members of the city's Finance, Wage and Salary Committee to request a renegotiation of the agreement between the city and the Rhinelander District Library. (Subscriber access)
Friday, July 11, 2014

Library trustees still searching for qualified director candidates
The Rhinelander District Library Board of Trustees is still searching for qualified candidates for its vacant library director position. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Interceptor, streetscape projects proceeding on schedule
Two big projects currently on the Rhinelander Public Works Department's plate are proceeding as planned, according to public works director Tim Kingman and city adminstrator Blaine Oborn. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

UPDATE: Human remains found near Lake Julia identified
The human remains found Monday morning in a wooded area near Lake Julia in the town of Pelican have been identified.

Monday, June 30, 2014

City officials express frustration with public's negative reaction to car-accident billing proposal
City of Rhinelander officials are still investigating the possibility of charging a fee to drivers involved in car accidents within the city limits. (Subscriber access)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Volunteers needed for Historic Homes Open House
The City of Rhinelander's Historic Preservation Commission's 2014 Historic Homes Open House is set for Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., however volunteers are needed in order to make the event a success.
Friday, June 27, 2014

Red Cross issues top Fourth of July safety tips for travel, grilling and fireworks
Throughout the Fourth of July week, many people will be traveling, firing up the backyard grill or enjoying fireworks. The American Red Cross offers a series of tips everyone can follow to safely enjoy the holiday.
Friday, June 27, 2014

Man surrenders after lengthy standoff on Pelican Street
Pelican Street in Rhinelander was blocked off to the public for nearly seven hours Tuesday while police attempted to persuade a man - reported to be intoxicated, suicidal and holding a gun - to come out of a residence.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

RFD has preliminary offer out to fill vacant firefighter position
As one firefighter leaves, another steps up to fill the void within the Rhinelander Fire Department. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

$1,000 for training
Rhinelander GM Auto Center donated $1,000 to the Rhinelander Fire Department on Tuesday through the Help a Hero program.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

City Council approves development agreement for apartment complex
The Rhinelander City Council on Monday gave its stamp of approval to a development agreement between the city and developer Fred Hoerchler related to a six-building, 72-unit apartment complex at the end of Driscoll Road, a dead-end road off of Lincoln Street near Home Depot. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

UPDATE: Victim of fatal rollover identified
The victim of a fatal car accident that occurred Monday evening during a police pursuit has been identified.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday identified the deceased as Sean E. O'Corrain, 27, of Rhinelander.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Kwik Trip eyeing highway department site
Kwik Trip, the chain of convenience stores and gas stations, has expressed interest in property where the Oneida County Highway Department is located. (Subscriber access)
Monday, June 23, 2014

Special meeting on development agreement for proposed apartment complex rescheduled for June 23
The special Rhinelander City Council meeting to discuss the development agreement for the proposed apartment complex at the end of Driscoll Road, a dead-end road off of Lincoln Street near Home Depot, has been rescheduled for June 23 at 6 p.m. in City Hall. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Rhinelander Police Association to hold 5k run/walk at Boom Lake Log Jam
The Rhinelander Professional Police Association (RPPA) is hosting its first annual "Foot Chase" 5k run/walk race in conjunction with the Boom Lake Log Jam on June 21. Participants will get to run alongside RPPA members and current Rhinelander police officers.
Monday, June 16, 2014

Library begins search for new director
It's been almost six years since the Rhinelander District Library hired a new director but with the departure of former director Ed Hughes earlier this month, the library's board of trustees is again preparing to put out a "help wanted" notice. (Subscriber access)
Friday, June 13, 2014

Development agreement for proposed apartment complex hits snag
The proposed six-building, 72-unit apartment complex at the end of Driscoll Road, a dead-end road off of Lincoln Street near Home Depot, was a prominent discussion point during two city of Rhinelander meetings Monday, though after the final meeting adjourned the status of the project is still up in the air. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Ministry warns patients about potential scam
Ministry Health Care is warning the public about a potential scam related to patient billing.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

City reduces cellphone forfeiture, approves abandoned property ordinance
The Rhinelander City Council has reduced the fine to be levied against motorists who violate the city's new ordinance banning cellphone use while driving. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Rhinelander police start bicycle safety initiative
Now that warmer weather has arrived, children around the city are riding their bicycles for fun, enjoyment and transportation.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

City planning walkway between Young and Davenport streets
Rhinelander could soon have a new walkway along the Wisconsin River.

The city's Finance, Wage and Salary Committee on Tuesday approved sending a proposal for a paved walkway between Young and Davenport streets to the City Council. (Subscriber access)

Friday, June 6, 2014

City won't charge library for liability insurance in 2014
A discussion between the city of Rhinelander's Finance, Wage and Salary Committee and Rhinelander District Library officials regarding the financing of liability insurance went from contentious to congenial quite quickly Tuesday as the two entities worked out an agreement that will cover 2014 and beyond. (Subscriber access)
Friday, June 6, 2014

Business owners encouraged to participate in planning of downtown streetscape project
The planning process for the comprehensive overhaul of downtown Rhinelander that will include both underground utility work and a streetscape project is fully under way. (Subscriber access)
Friday, June 6, 2014

City panel approves signs to inform motorists about cellphone ban
Motorists will soon see signs popping up around the city of Rhinelander reminding them it is no longer legal to use a cellphone while driving.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Truck vs. house
A vehicle struck a house at 717 West Davenport Street in Rhinelander Monday afternoon.
Monday, June 2, 2014

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