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Downtown project estimated at $6.97M
Brian Paynter/River NewsSuzanne Vincent, landscape architect for Vierbicher Associates of Madison, recently provided highlights of the streetscape portion of the downtown infrastructure improvement project for Rhinelander during a public meeting at City Hall.
Brian Paynter/River News

Suzanne Vincent, landscape architect for Vierbicher Associates of Madison, recently provided highlights of the streetscape portion of the downtown infrastructure improvement project for Rhinelander during a public meeting at City Hall.

Rhinelander Public Works Director Tim Kingman reports that the city has obtained about $6.85 million in total funding for the downtown infrastructure improvement project. (subscriber access)
Monday, November 23, 2015

School District of Rhinelander announces community presentations ahead of the Feb. 16 referendum
The School District of Rhinelander will host several community presentations with information about the Feb. 16, 2016 referendum. The goal of the presentations is to inform the community about all aspects of the referendum, the district said in a press release.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Gun deer season off to a quiet start
Not every hunter in the Northwoods saw deer on opening weekend, but some were able to bag a buck to kick off the nine-day gun deer season. (subscriber access)
Monday, November 23, 2015

Tomahawk celebrates 50th annual venison feed
In Tomahawk, there's only one way to kick off the annual nine-day gun deer season and that's with a taste of venison. (subscriber access)
Monday, November 23, 2015

Driver in fatal Pine Lake crash appears in court
A 23-year-old Rhinelander man is dead, and the driver of the vehicle he was riding in is expected to face charges, following a one-vehicle accident early Saturday morning in the town of Pine Lake.
Monday, November 23, 2015

One killed in Pine Lake crash; driver arrested
A 23-year-old Rhinelander man is dead, and the driver of the vehicle he was riding in is under arrest, following a one-vehicle accident early Saturday morning in the town of Pine Lake.
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Assembly task force holds hearing at Nicolet
Several members of a bipartisan State Assembly committee tasked with seeking ways Wisconsin can do more for patients battling Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia held a hearing Wednesday afternoon at Nicolet Area Technical College's Rhinelander campus. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 20, 2015

Lighting projects OK'd for courthouse
The Oneida County Buildings & Grounds Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved replacing the lighting in the courthouse dome and parking lot at a cost not to exceed $4,200. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 20, 2015

Polashek seeks state Senate seat
Dave Polashek, who recently retired as superintendent of the Oconto Falls School District, will run as a Democrat in the 12th State Senate District.
Friday, November 20, 2015

Crescent board approves 2016 budget, tax levy
Town of Crescent electors earlier this month approved a $744,601 budget for 2016.

In addition to the town board, five residents were in attendance at the annual meeting when the vote was taken. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 20, 2015

Harshaw man facing sex charges involving 10-year-old girl
An 18-year-old Harshaw man is facing five felony charges in Oneida County Circuit Court stemming from an alleged incident on Oct. 26 in which he is accused of making sexual advances toward a 10-year-old girl. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 20, 2015

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving is all about family, friends, and food. It is also a time to keep safety in mind as you're having fun and creating great memories. ReadyWisconsin offers the following tips to keep your holiday weekend safe.
Friday, November 20, 2015

Two injured in head-on accident
Two people were injured Thursday afternoon in a head-on accident in the town of Arbor Vitae.
Friday, November 20, 2015

highway 17 rollover
The Pine Lake Fire Department, Oneida County sheriff's office and medical personnel responded to a one-vehicle rollover at 4910 Highway 17 near AirPro Fan & Blower Company at approximately 3 p.m. Thursday.
Friday, November 20, 2015

Local family sends tree off to Madison
A balsam fir grown in Pine Lake was harvested Tuesday and sent on its way to Madison to serve as the state Capitol Christmas tree.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

School board formally approves referendum question
With fast approval of two resolutions Monday night, the School District of Rhinelander Board of Education formally authorized the wording of the referendum question it will place before voters on Feb. 16, 2016. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Clow to lead chamber
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce has found its new leader.

Bill Clow will take over as executive director starting Dec. 1​, the chamber's board of directors announced Monday.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Downtown parking disputed at meeting
Several people debated parking availability in downtown Rhinelander during a public meeting Thursday on the streetscape portion of the upcoming infrastructure improvement project. (subscriber access)

Monday, November 16, 2015

JWMS students support classmate waiting for liver transplant
Staff and students at James Williams Middle School held a fundraiser Friday for a student who is waiting for a liver transplant.
Monday, November 16, 2015

Soup for Shelter event benefits NATH
Over 100 community members bought bowls of soup to support the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing at the sixth annual Soup for Shelter held Saturday night at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School.
Monday, November 16, 2015

Political Digest
Macco proposes eldercare reform

In testimony last week before the Assembly speaker's Task Force on Alzheimer's and Dementia, Rep. John Macco (R-Ledgeview) unveiled a detailed proposal to curb elder abuse, which he would call Doris's Law.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Car strikes building
The Rhinelander Police Department, fire department and emergency personnel responded to the Friendly Village Nursing Home Friday afternoon after a vehicle struck the facility.
Friday, November 13, 2015

Expera tapped for coveted Freedom Award
The Secretary of Defense has honored Expera Specialty Solutions of Rhinelander as a runner-up for the distinguished Employer Support Freedom Award.

It's the highest recognition the government gives to employers for supporting National Guard and Reserve employees.

Friday, November 13, 2015

'Rhinelander is a town that recognizes veterans'
Several ceremonies were held in the Rhinelander area Wednesday as the community paused to honor and thank all veterans. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 13, 2015

School committee mulls merit raises, stipends
Teacher salaries and raises changed dramatically in the wake of Act 10, the controversial 2011 law that abolished collective bargaining and made negotiation for salaries a thing of the past. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 13, 2015

Presque Isle Zoning committee hears water plant plan
The Presque Isle zoning committee heard preliminary information Tuesday about a plan backed by local businessmen to build a water bottling plant near the Carlin Club.

For members of the Carlin Lake Association, it was a case of deja vu. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 13, 2015

Honoring our heroes
Community members of all ages attended Veterans Day programs Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Council approves $8.9M budget for 2016
The Rhinelander City Council on Monday unanimously adopted a total operating budget of $8.9 million for 2016. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Panel opposes servicing 'alley'
The Rhinelander Public Works Committee has voted 3-2 to abandon maintaining the backyard gravel "alley" from Pearl to Rose streets. (subscriber access)
Monday, November 9, 2015

Upgrades at OCHS make a difference for dogs
Dogs who make a stop at the Oneida County Humane Society before moving into their new homes have some community members to thank for improved outdoor kennels and play areas. Over the last two years a number of small projects culminated into what the staff and board of directors refer to as "the backyard project."
Monday, November 9, 2015

Habitat for Humanity's ReStore needs more material donations
Habitat for Humanity's ReStore, located at 1875 N. Stevens St. next to Dina Mia Pizza, has been so well received by the community that it is in need of more material donations.
Monday, November 9, 2015

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