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April 19, 2018

Welsh draws probation in 2016 standoff case
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Kenneth Welsh, left, listens as Mary Butler, right, pleads for Judge Michael Bloom to place her husband on probation during Wednesday’s hearing.
Jamie Taylor/river news

Kenneth Welsh, left, listens as Mary Butler, right, pleads for Judge Michael Bloom to place her husband on probation during Wednesday’s hearing.
A 62-year-old Tripoli man involved in an armed standoff with several law enforcement agencies nearly two years ago will not return to prison following a sentencing hearing Wednesday morning in Oneida County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Reports: St. Joseph's property sold to another buyer
The St. Joseph's Catholic Church and School property, which the School District of Rhinelander had expressed an interest in purchasing, has been sold, school board president Ron Counter announced at the beginning of Monday's regular board meeting. (subscriber access)
Thursday, April 19, 2018

New era begins with Frederickson's first City Council meeting
The newly reconfigured Rhinelander City Council met for the first time Tuesday evening as new mayor Chris Frederickson and three new alderpersons, Andrew Larson, David Holt and Ryan Rossing, were sworn in to join the five holdover incumbents. (subscriber access)
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Changes to city overtime policy to be studied
A special meeting of the city of Rhinelander's finance, wage and salary committee April 12 drew a large contigent of public works employees. (subscriber access)
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Brewing Co. grand opening
The Rhinelander Brewing Company celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting Friday evening.
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Kwik Trip exec talks workplace culture at Nicolet
Over the last year the term "workplace culture" has become a buzz phrase as numerous companies have been prompted to take a closer look at their internal dynamics.
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Helen Mears Art Contest winners announced
The winners of the 2018 Helen Mears Art Contest were announced Tuesday, April 10. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

ArtStart to host meet-and-greet reception with mayor and alderpersons
An open-door reception for community members to meet Rhinelander's mayor and alderpersons will be held Wednesday, April 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at ArtStart, 68 South Stevens Street, Rhinelander.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Voters engaged
Northwoods Friends for Civic Participation hosted a "Voters Engaged" listening session Saturday at the Oneida County Senior Center.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Rhinelander street foreman resigns
The city of Rhinelander Street Department must find a new street foreman as Dan Mulhern has accepted the position of public works supervisor with the city of Beaver Dam. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Johns gets City Hall sendoff
Over the course of 54 years, Dick Johns has served on the Rhinelander City Council, Oneida County Board of Supervisors and for the last 10 years he's been the mayor of Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Council approves bond sale, accepts street bids
With two votes Monday evening, the Rhinelander City Council took the next steps toward accomplishing its goal of completing $2.5 million in street repairs over the course of this summer. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 14, 2018

School board votes to make offer on St. Joe's property
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education has taken its first concrete step in exploring the possible purchase of the former St. Joseph's Catholic Church and School property from the Nativity of Our Lord parish. (subscriber access)
Thursday, April 12, 2018

An evening of farewells
Monday's Rhinelander City Council meeting was about more than the alderpersons taking votes and approving resolutions as they do the second Monday of every month. (subscriber access)
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Northern Wisconsin companies invited to informational session on how to bid for Foxconn work
Construction-related companies in northern Wisconsin that want to learn more about becoming a vendor, subcontractor, supplier or professional service provider during the construction phase of the Foxconn project in Racine County are invited to an informational session in Rhinelander on Friday, April 13.
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Rhinelander sisters realize dream of opening of restaurant together
Two local women have made their dream of running a restaurant together a reality with the opening of Historic Davenport House Fine Dining & Catering at 108 E. Davenport Street in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Thursday, April 12, 2018

OCEDC/NEWEDC annual meeting set for April 20
The Oneida County Economic Development Corporation/Northeast Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation annual meeting and luncheon will be held at noon Friday, April 20 at Holiday Acres in Rhinelander.
Thursday, April 12, 2018

New golf pro eyes increased revenue at Northwood
The city of Rhinelander's golf advisory committee was introduced last week to the new golf pro who will oversee the day-to-day operations at Northwood Golf Club and he had plenty of ideas to share. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

And they're off!
The Rhinelander Rotary Club's annual spring gala, held Saturday at Holiday Acres, had a Kentucky Derby theme complete with a horse race of sorts.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

'It's time to be proactive': Frederickson looks to bring new energy to City Hall
His name wasn't on the ballot but a majority of city of Rhinelander voters wanted Chris Frederickson to be their next mayor. Now the political newcomer and former write-in candidate is preparing to take his seat at City Hall and he said he plans to be "proactive." (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 7, 2018

Committee sends bids for street projects to City Council
While the city of Rhinelander remains blanketed by snow and the traffic cones of construction season seem far away, the city's public works department is preparing for a busy summer of street projects. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 7, 2018

National cemetery information sessions rescheduled
The information sessions regarding the national cemetery coming to the town Cassian that had been scheduled for April 4 have been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 25.
Saturday, April 7, 2018

Antibiotics and the gut get a closer look in autism research
The past 12 months have not produced any startling breakthroughs when it comes to pinpointing the cause or causes of autism, but 2017 did bring much of the research full circle, with scientists returning to an earlier focus on the composition of human gut microbiota and its impact on brain development, and to antibiotics as an environmental risk factor. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Frederickson elected mayor
City of Rhinelander voters came out in force Tuesday to elect a fresh slate of representatives.(subscriber access)
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Counting the votes
Chief inspector Cindy Pitts pulls one of four sets of reports from a vote counting machine at the Oneida County Senior Center in Rhinelander just after the polls closed Tuesday night.
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Science at the library
Children watched library staffers conduct unique science experiments last week as part of the library's spring break programming.
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Four new supervisors elected to Oneida board
It's likely the spring 2018 election will be remembered as a call for change.(subscriber access)
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Kingman: Over a million gallons of fresh water lost due to water main break
During the evening of March 27 a break in a major water main under the Davenport Street Bridge resulted in the loss of over a million gallons of fresh water into the Wisconsin River before the line could be shut off, the city's public works director Tim Kingman reported Monday.(subscriber access)
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Park City hires business development specialist
Park City Credit Union has announced the hiring of Sarah Smith as business development specialist.(subscriber access)
Thursday, April 5, 2018

BREAKING: Frederickson elected mayor of Rhinelander
Rhinelander voters went to the polls Tuesday to choose a new mayor and decide an aldermanic race while Oneida County residents selected representatives to the Oneida County Board of Supervisors and the School District of Rhinelander Board of Education.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Courtney, Pelham intersection repair scheduled for May
Motorists who have expressed frustration with the non-operational traffic signals at the intersection of Courtney and Pelham streets in Rhinelander will have to put up with the four-way stop for at least another month, according to public works director Tim Kingman.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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