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September 22, 2019

School board hires consultant to lead search for superintendent
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education took another step toward finding its next district administrator Monday evening when it voted unanimously to hire consultant Bruce Miles to assist in the recruitment effort. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 22, 2019


Lincoln Plaza, Inc. files third dark store lawsuit against city
The City of Rhinelander is now facing three separate lawsuits from Walmart as the retailer continues to pursue property tax reductions using the so-called "dark store" loophole. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Symbolic Start
The $14 million expansion of the Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic got underway Friday with a groundbreaking ceremony. (subscriber acces0
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Foggy Morning
A group of cranes take a leisurely stroll through the fog on Washburn Lake Road in the town of Woodboro early Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2019. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Hintz turns up the heat on Teichmiller
The chairman of the Oneida County Board of Supervisors ratcheted up the pressure this week on Erv Teichmiller, the Oneida-Vilas County Transit Commission chairman, gaining the authority to draft a letter with the Vilas County board chairman asking for Teichmiller's cooperation in a review of potential conflict-of-interest issues involving Teichmiller and the transit commission. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 19, 2019

The waterer
Will Reas of the Rhinelander street department waters the hanging planters on Stevens Street Wednesday morning. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Oneida County Tourism Council invites tourism-related businesses to be listed on new website
The Oneida County Tourism Council (OCTC), a cooperative group of four county chambers, is inviting all county tourism-related businesses to be a part of its brand new website! (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 19, 2019

School board reduces student fees
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education took a step Monday toward ensuring financial considerations don't hinder students from fully participating in school life. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Crescent Elementary School in line for storm sewer improvements
With the addition of two classrooms over the summer, and the potential of an addition to the school gym that would double its size, the School District of Rhinelander Board of Education has approved a plan to increase the capacity of the storm sewer system at Crescent Elementary School. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 19, 2019

LdF defendants file motion to dismiss federal lawsuit alleging racketeering
Lac du Flambeau Tribal lenders are seeking dismissal of a federal class action lawsuit filed against them. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Lake Tomahawk board may adopt tourist rooming house fees
In the wake of its departure from the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce earlier this year, the town of Lake Tomahawk is considering whether to charge a licensing fee for tourist rooming houses. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Fabich: Aspirus clinic addition will better meet area's health care demand
Having secured City Council approval of a site plan for an addition to the Aspirus Clinic in Rhinelander, the health care organization is anxious to get started on the project, Rob Fabich, Aspirus director of regional development, told the River News in a recent interview. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Rolling out sidewalk
It's not every day a new sidewalk is laid, let alone blocks of what is normally a busy street, but that's what has been happening along Stevens Street since late last week. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Diesel leak at VA
The Rhinelander Fire Department was dispatched to the Rhinelander VA Clinic just before 9:30 a.m. Tuesday for what appeared to be spilled or leaked diesel fuel. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Council learns budget transfer will be needed to pay legal bill
The Rhinelander Common Council on Monday tabled payment of a $42,735 bill from the von Briesen & Roper law firm after acting city attorney Hector de la Mora of von Briesen explained that a budget transfer will be required before the bill can be paid. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 12, 2019

'The truth is known in this room'
Rhinelander taxpayer Terry Friese spoke out Monday evening on the controversy surrounding alderman and former Oneida County detective sergeant Ryan Rossing. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Tiffany makes it official
State Senator Tom Tiffany. a Republican from Hazelhurst, announced his candidacy for the state's 7th district Congressional seat Tuesday morning at the Al-Gen Restaurant in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 12, 2019

The mysterious case of the walking quorum letter writer
So who really wrote the letter - the letter being a Jan. 30 missive questioning Rhinelander city council president George Kirby's leadership that has become the subject of a walking-quorum complaint in court? (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Library celebrates restoration of Carnegie entrance
A brief celebration was held at the Rhinelander District Library Tuesday to officially reopen the Carnegie entrance, which had been undergoing renovation since January. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Study finds severe workforce housing shortage in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA) recently released a groundbreaking new study, "Falling Behind," that shows a severe workforce housing shortage and highlights the need for bold bipartisan action now to address this growing concern. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 12, 2019

No injuries, minimal damage in Pukall silo fire
Firefighters from Arbor Vitae, Woodruff, St. Germain and Minocqua responded to a fire at Pukall Lumber on State Highway 70 in Arbor Vitae Sept. 4. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Chalk Outline
Annmarie Geniusz had an opportunity Friday to practice her chalk drawing skills ahead of Saturday's Chalk Fest. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Boat Patrol and Friends to perform Sept. 19 at Nicolet College
The homegrown sounds of Boat Patrol will fill the Nicolet College Theatre when the Northwoods-based band performs Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

City planning commission meets new consultant
The City of Rhinelander planning commission met Wednesday with the consultant hired by the Common Council earlier this summer to perform a land development audit and update the city's zoning ordinances. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Ahlstrom-Munksjö makes donation to 'Innovation Hub'
The Swedish firm that owns and operates the Rhinelander paper mill made a $15,000 contribution Thursday to help develop the future workforce of the area through a new program at Nicolet College. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 7, 2019

Public invited to re-opening of Rhinelander District Library's Carnegie entrance
The public is invited to join Rhinelander District Library trustees and staff at 1 p.m. Sept. 10 to celebrate the re-opening of the Carnegie entrance. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 7, 2019

City bow hunt returns Sept. 14
The City of Rhinelander has renewed the annual bow hunt for deer within the city limits for the 2019-2020 season. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 7, 2019

Paving away
Workers were busy Wednesday morning laying asphalt on Stevens Street just past Montrose Street. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Downtown merchants to host block party, outdoor art event
Downtown Rhinelander merchants are throwing one last bash to end the summer.

The Downtown Rhinelander Block Party and Chalk Fest will be held Saturday, Sept. 7. (subscriber access)

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Crews knock down Randall Ave. fire, rescue occupants
Quick work by Rhinelander firefighters Wednesday morning resulted in the safe evacuation of occupants from a burning building.
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Timetable set for construction of sports complex
Just under one year from now the School District of Rhinelander intends to open the Hodag Sports Complex which will include an air-supported dome for indoor practices and competitions. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 5, 2019


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