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Room tax changes afoot in state budget bill
Among the many policy items tucked into this year's budget bill and passed by the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee is a change in the state's room tax statutes, by which municipalities levy a tax on lodging, ostensibly to promote tourism. (subscriber access)
Monday, June 29, 2015

Boil Water Advisory in effect for the town of Crescent water spring
Routine water sampling results indicated the presence of coliform bacteria in the drinking water at the Town of Crescent water spring on South River Road, the Oneida County Health Department said late Friday.
Friday, June 26, 2015

Library still in planning stages of expansion project
The Rhinelander District Library Board of Trustees is restarting the building expansion project it began several years ago. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

City officials: Sutliff-Davenport intersection safer with stop signs
A three-way stop at the ntersection of Sutliff Avenue and Davenport Street, created during a 2013 road contruction project, is here to stay. City officials say the change has made the intersection safer.
(subscriber access)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Northern Advantage Job Center holds open house for employers
Northern Advantage Job Center held an open house for employers Tuesday at its location on Brown Street in Rhinelander. (public access)
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Jacobi to hire coaches without board oversight
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education this week authorized district superintendent Kelli Jacobi to hire coaching staff without board oversight. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 19, 2015

Library to be closed July 3
The Rhinelander District Library will be closed July 3 due to the Independence Day holiday on Saturday, July 4.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Photos: Rhinelander accidents
Emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of North Shore Drive and Highway 17 just after 1 p.m. Monday.
Monday, June 15, 2015

New Minocqua condo project moves to county level
Minocqua's planning commission and town board met in a special joint session Tuesday morning. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 12, 2015

Flags at half-staff in tribute to Wege
Gov. Scott Walker has ordered flags around the state to fly at half-staff Saturday in memory of Rhinelander firefighter Dale J. Wege.
Friday, June 12, 2015

Photo: Flushing season
A city of Rhinelander Water Department employee flushes out a fire hydrant near the intersection of Thayer and Phillip streets Tuesday morning.
Friday, June 12, 2015

City trees to be treated for disease
The Rhinelander City Council earlier this week approved treatment of 57 Ash and nine Elm trees at a cost of $9,290. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 12, 2015

City chooses recruiter to lead search for new administrator
After hearing presentations from two firms, the city of Rhinelander's Finance, Wage, and Salary Committee on Monday chose Public Administration Associates, LLC to search for the next city administrator. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Lincoln Street to be repaired
The city of Rhinelander Public Works Committee on Monday approved a contract with Northeast Asphalt, Inc. to begin work on Lincoln Street.
Friday, June 5, 2015

Search begins for new city administrator
The city of Rhinelander Finance, Wage and Salary Committee on Monday approved a contract with interim city administrator Phil Parkinson, while laying the groundwork of a search that will yield a permanent replacement for Baline Oborn.(subscriber access)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

2015 hydrant flushing schedule set
The city of Rhinelander Water Department is conducting its annual hydrant flushing.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Rhinelander Lions Club supports police department's K-9 officer, Drago
Rhinelander Police Officer Angela Mertz accepts $200 check from Rhinelander Lions Club member Mac McCoy.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bauer settling into deputy chief position
Deputy Chief Dan Bauer of the Rhinelander Fire Department accomplished something fairly unusual recently - he earned two promotions in under a month. The second promotion, to deputy chief, came April 28. (Subscriber access)
Friday, May 29, 2015

City to work on Sutliff Avenue-Davenport Street intersection
The city of Rhinelander will be closing the intersection of West Davenport Street and Sutliff Avenue starting June 3 to perform street resurfacing. Work on this area will consist of installing a new surface layer of asphalt in the immediate area of the intersection. (Public access)

Friday, May 29, 2015

Rhinelander man sentenced to jail for assaulting medical staff during blood draw
A 40-year-old Rhinelander man accused of assaulting emergency workers who were attempting to draw his blood back in mid-December will spend most of the summer in jail after he entered no contest pleas to two charges May 12. (Subscriber access)
Friday, May 29, 2015

Political Digest
The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee passed last week a motion by Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa) to create a Special Needs Scholarship that will give parents a choice between a public school and a private school.


Monday, May 25, 2015

Plan commission approves zoning change for Kwik Trip on city's north side
The Kwik Trip chain of convenience stores got the go-ahead last week from the city of Rhinelander Planning Commission for a zoning change and site plan on the city's north side. (Subscriber access)
Monday, May 25, 2015

Eagle River woman charged with taking prescription drugs from son
A 32-year-old Eagle River woman who once lived in Rhinelander has been charged with using Adderall prescribed in the name of her 10-year-old son. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 22, 2015

Photo: Lincoln Street rollover
The Rhinelander Fire Department, police and medical personnel responded to a two-vehicle accident near the entrance of the BP gas station on Lincoln Street in Rhinelander Thursday evening.
Friday, May 22, 2015

City approves Hodag BMX track renovation
The city of Rhinelander's Parks, Buildings, and Grounds Committee this week approved a plan to renovate the local BMX track. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 22, 2015

City moving forward with resort area tax
Legislation for Rhinelander's premier resort area tax is included in Gov. Scott Walker's budget, according to Phil Parkinson, interim city administrator. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 22, 2015

County approves Heal Creek compromise
In what is being described as a win-win outcome for stakeholders and taxpayers alike, the Oneida County Board of Supervisors approved a divestment plan Tuesday for 272 acres of county-owned property near Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Public Works Committee hears latest on 2015 road construction projects
The Rhinelander Public Works Committee has finalized some plans for street work for the summer construction season, with the reconstruction of Lincoln Street being the biggest, but not the only, project that will temporarily inconvenience motorists. (subscriber access)

Monday, May 18, 2015

City won't full adopt priority-based budgeting until 2017
Although the city of Rhinelander will continue to move toward a priority-based budgeting strategy, it won't be fully utilized in setting an annual budget until 2017, the Finance, Wage and Salary Committee determined earlier this month. (subscriber access)
Monday, May 18, 2015

Downtown Rhinelander Inc. plans for construction
Although the business improvement district (BID) that provides most of its funding was dissolved this spring after a petition was presented to the city of Rhinelander, the mission of Downtown Rhinelander Inc. remains the same. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 15, 2015

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