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July 16, 2019

Mayor seeks to form ad hoc committee on property, infrastructure
Rhinelander Mayor Chris Frederickson is looking for persons interested in serving on a new ad hoc committee that will review property and infrastructure projects in the city. (subscriber access)
Saturday, June 22, 2019


Lady A. lights up the Hodag
The 2019 Hodag Country Festival hit a high point Saturday night when Lady Antebellum performed before a huge, appreciative crowd. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Contractors express concern about kids playing in construction zone
Contractors working on the Stevens Street reconstruction project have reported a potentially dangerous situation in the work zone - children playing in the dirt piles while heavy equipment is operating. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Northwood Golf Club enjoying strong summer season
As the season moves past the midway mark, Rhinelander's city-owned Northwood Golf Club is welcoming a high volume of golfers. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

RPD officer involved in high-speed pursuit
A Rhinelander police officer was involved in a high-speed pursuit Sunday evening after a shoplifting suspect fled the Rhinelander Wal-Mart store and headed toward Vilas County. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Baltus charged with felony embezzlement
Kimberly Baltus of Minocqua, the former Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) executive director and a former director of Ascension Sacred Heart-St. Mary's Hospital Foundations, has been charged with one count of felony theft of more than $10,000 in a business setting, or embezzlement, a criminal complaint filed July 9 shows. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Every campsite tells a story: The next generation keeps Hodag Country Festival tradition alive
When you come right down to it, the Hodag County Festival is about much more than the music on the main stage and that is why it has survived for so many years. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Future Rhinelander Academy deadline nears
Want to learn more about local government and how you can participate in it? (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Hodag underway
Two members of the band The Northern Lights rev up the Hodag County Festival crowd Thursday evening. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 13, 2019

Siblings haul in muskie during holiday visit to Two Sisters Lake
Two Sisters Lake, Oneida County, Newbold Township Friday, July 5, 2019 (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 13, 2019

City to move ahead with parking lot
The vacant Lindey/Kabel property at 34 S. Stevens Street in Rhinelander is set to be converted to a parking lot, following action Monday evening by the city's common council. (subscriber access)
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Up high for five!
Rhinelander High School senior running back Drake Martin holds up his hand for a youth to high-five during the YMCA of the Northwoods flag football camp on Tuesday afternoon, July 9, 2019. (subscriber access)
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Fire department begins annual Fill the Boot campaign
Starting today, motorists traveling on Stevens Street near the intersection of Dwight Street will not only encounter increased traffic due to the Hodag Country Festival but also members of the Rhinelander Fire Department. (subscriber access)
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Haug family donates $250,000 toward dome project
The Hodag Schools Foundation (HSF) has announced another major donation to be put toward the School District of Rhinelander's planned construction of an athletic multi-purpose complex. (subscriber access)
Thursday, July 11, 2019

School committee makes final decisions on Mike Webster Stadium field design
When the Rhinelander High School football team takes the field at Mike Webster Stadium Friday, Sept. 6 against the Lakeland Thunderbirds, it will mark the debut of the stadium's new artificial playing surface. (subscriber access)
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Convicted sex offender Malsch to live in Merrill not Gleason
A convicted sex offender set to be released from a treatment facility later this month will reside in Merrill rather than Gleason, the Lincoln County sheriff's office reports. (subscriber access)
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Tomahawk man killed in ATV accident
A 67-year-old Tomahawk man was killed Monday evening when he lost control of the ATV he was operating on Wadell Road in the township of Bradley, causing the vehicle to overturn. (subscriber access)
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Trig's welcomes new J1 visa employees
During the busy summer tourist season in the Northwoods, finding enough employees to fill the jobs in the area can often be a challenge for businesses. (subscriber access)
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Evers vetoes grant for Lakeland STAR School/Academy
Gov. Tony Evers used his powerful veto authority last week to take direct aim at the Northwoods in a number of significant budget areas, including his veto of $250,000 in grants to Lakeland STAR School/Academy, a public charter school, in the next biennium. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Riding a Hodag
Robert Klein of Rhinelander takes a photo of his 3-year-old daughter Kelly riding a Hodag Sunday evening, June 30, 2019 before the start of the Fireworks Spectacular at Rondele Ranch in Harshaw. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Dog Day Afternoon
The Drs. Foster and Smith dog park on Boyce Drive in Rhinelander has become a popular hangout for local canines. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

School district complies with River News open records request
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education held a special meeting May 13 to continue work on the district's five-year strategic plan. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Sheriff's office releases recommended routes of travel for Country Fest visitors
In anticipation of increased traffic during the upcoming four-day Hodag Country Festival in Pine Lake, and the amount of construction in the Rhinelander area, the Oneida County sheriff's office has released a map showing recommended routes of travel to the music festival grounds, sheriff's captain Tyler Young announced in a press release to local media July 4. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Mayor vetoes council vote on Lindey/Kabel resolution
The Rhinelander Common Council is expected to revisit the question of the potential future of the Lindey/Kabel property, as well as a request from local attorney Richard Voss for parking space, following Mayor Chris Frederickson's decision to veto an action that took place at the June 24 council meeting. (subscriber access)
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Saturday, July 6, 2019

AMERICA: Horizons unlimited
Rhinelander celebrates the Fourth of July in style Thursday with the annual parade through downtown. The theme of this year's parade was "America: Horizons Unlimited." (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 6, 2019

Minocqua helps make wish come true
Thomas Wichmann was determined to catch a northern pike this summer. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 6, 2019

Happy Birthday, America!
Fireworks aficionados got their first taste of Independence Day pyrotechnic displays Sunday evening at the Fireworks Spectacular by Rondele Ranch. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Belles of St. Mary's Drum and Bugle Corps exhibit moves to Pioneer Park Historical Complex
The Pioneer Park Historical Complex is the new home of the Belles of St Mary's Drum and Bugle Corps exhibit. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Kwiatkowski reflects on career as SDR business manager
The School District of Rhinelander said farewell last Thursday to the person who has managed its finances for the last 13 years as Marta Kwiatkowski left to become director of business services and human resources with the Shorewood School District in the suburbs of Milwaukee. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Supreme Court: DPI must answer to governor on rules
In a major 4-2 decision last week, the state Supreme Court ruled that the state Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) does not have the constitutional authority to make administrative rules that have the force and effect of law. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

New ATV trail opens in Enterprise
The Oneida County Forestry Department has announced the opening of seven miles of new ATV/UTV Trail in the Town of Enterprise, which will be maintained by the Pel-Cho Mudd Nutz ATV/UTV Club. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, July 3, 2019


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Poll Result

Which City of Rhinelander elected officials should be recalled?

  15%
All of them. The mayor and the entire Common Council.

  4%
I would recall the council but keep the mayor.

  7%
I would recall the mayor but keep the council.

  7%
Everyone but alderman Emmer, as he was just appointed.

  25%
Frederickson, Sauer, Holt, Rossing and Larson.

  42%
Rog, Kirby and Kelly.

Reader Poll

Poll Result

Which City of Rhinelander elected officials should be recalled?

  15%
All of them. The mayor and the entire Common Council.

  4%
I would recall the council but keep the mayor.

  7%
I would recall the mayor but keep the council.

  7%
Everyone but alderman Emmer, as he was just appointed.

  25%
Frederickson, Sauer, Holt, Rossing and Larson.

  42%
Rog, Kirby and Kelly.

Reader Poll

Poll Result

Which City of Rhinelander elected officials should be recalled?

  15%
All of them. The mayor and the entire Common Council.

  4%
I would recall the council but keep the mayor.

  7%
I would recall the mayor but keep the council.

  7%
Everyone but alderman Emmer, as he was just appointed.

  25%
Frederickson, Sauer, Holt, Rossing and Larson.

  42%
Rog, Kirby and Kelly.

Reader Poll

Poll Result

Which City of Rhinelander elected officials should be recalled?

  15%
All of them. The mayor and the entire Common Council.

  4%
I would recall the council but keep the mayor.

  7%
I would recall the mayor but keep the council.

  7%
Everyone but alderman Emmer, as he was just appointed.

  25%
Frederickson, Sauer, Holt, Rossing and Larson.

  42%
Rog, Kirby and Kelly.

Reader Poll

Poll Result

Which City of Rhinelander elected officials should be recalled?

  15%
All of them. The mayor and the entire Common Council.

  4%
I would recall the council but keep the mayor.

  7%
I would recall the mayor but keep the council.

  7%
Everyone but alderman Emmer, as he was just appointed.

  25%
Frederickson, Sauer, Holt, Rossing and Larson.

  42%
Rog, Kirby and Kelly.











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