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August 19, 2019

Rossing resigns from sheriff's office
Oneida County detective sergeant, and Rhinelander city alderman, Ryan Rossing will leave his employment with the county later this month, sheriff Grady Hartman confirmed this week. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Town of Crescent, county health department announce Crescent spring test results
The Town of Crescent and the Oneida County Health Department have announced the results of recent tests on the Crescent Spring on S. River Road.

"The test results indicate significantly elevated levels of PFHxS (perfluorohexanesulfonic acid)," the town and health department announced in a joint press release.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Tower Climbers
A team of workers this week began the process of upgrading the AT&T cellphone hardware on the Courtney Street tower in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 17, 2019

2019 Vets and Guides Event a huge success
An eagle perched in a tree overhead as veterans arrived for the 2019 Vets and Guides Event Aug. 7 in Lake Tomahawk. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 17, 2019

Eager to repeat: Hodag squad with five new starters looks to start another GNC championship streak
In terms of dramatics, it will be hard to top what the Rhinelander High School girls' tennis team accomplished last year. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 17, 2019

City Council approves new sex offender ordinance
The Rhinelander Common Council voted unanimously Monday to enact a new activity/residency ordinance directed at convicted sex offenders. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 17, 2019

City, sheriff's department discussing dispatch issues
The Oneida County Sheriff's Department is remodeling its 9-1-1 dispatch center and is looking to the city of Rhinelander for a contribution to the project. In addition, the county is seeking to put existing agreements between the police and sheriff's departments in writing. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Frustrated alderman wants more information from city department heads
A Rhinelander alderman expressed concern Monday about the lack of reports coming out of the city's water and wastewater departments following the announcement last month that municipal well No. 7 had been taken offline due to the presence of PFAS contaminates. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 15, 2019

City planning commission learns about wellhead protection
During a recent meeting of the Rhinelander Planning Commission, city administrator Daniel Guild addressed the city's need to update its wellhead protection policy to prevent contaminates from getting into the city's drinking water supply. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A Glimpse of the future
Rhinelander High School alumni of all ages gathered in the downtown business district Saturday for the annual all-class reunion. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Rhinelander roundabout to open week of Aug. 19
Motorists will soon experience driving on the roundabout taking shape at the intersection of U.S. Highway 8 and State Highway 47 in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Site plan for Aspirus Clinic addition clears planning commission
The City of Rhinelander Plan Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the site plan for an addition to the Aspirus Clinic building at the intersection of State Highway 17 and Stevens Street that would double the size of the building. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 10, 2019

ArtStart art retreat to return for third year
In collaboration with the Rhinelander District Library, ArtStart art galley in Rhinelander will hold its third School of the Arts Legacy Program from Sept. 26-29. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 10, 2019

Thursday City Council meeting canceled
Quorum issues continue to bedevil the Rhinelander Common Council as the panel on Thursday canceled its third meeting in less than three weeks. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 10, 2019

Downtown gets 'Redikulus'
Shoppers took advantage of a break in the rain Wednesday to look for deals during the annual Redikulus Dae event in downtown Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Baldwin, Cole get feedback on timber program
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Preston Cole spent over an hour in the Rhinelander area Tuesday listening to representatives from the federal and state government agencies that deal with forests, members of the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association, and other stakeholders explain what parts of the Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) are working well and what changes they would like to see made to the federal program. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Moren trial off as defendant is still without legal representation
The September jury trial of a 22-year-old Rhinelander man charged with five felony counts related to an alleged physical and sexual assault of an elderly town of Pelican woman in June 2018 was called off Monday as the search for a public defender to handle his case has so far proven fruitless. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Defense files motion to compel discovery in Iliopoulos case
A hearing on a defense motion to compel discovery has been set for today, Aug 8, in the case of a Tomahawk man accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Northwoods Community Elementary School student last November. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Evers approves improvements to U.S. Highway 45
Governor Tony Evers has signed a $1.7 million contract which will fund improvements to U.S. Highway 45 in Eagle River. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Wolfe demands speedy trial on amended homicide charge, stands mute
A demand for a speedy trial Monday in Iron County Circuit Court has pushed up the expected final jury panel to be called to determine the fate of a man accused of being involved in the murder of a Lac du Flambeau man in 2017. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Westfahl appointed to tourism council
Gov. Tony Evers has appointed Krystal Westfahl, executive director of the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce, to the Governor's Council on Tourism. A press release from the governor's office stated the council advises the agency as it develops and enacts the strategic plan to advance tourism. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Proposed cuts for tourism council, OCEDC, county fair take a step forward
The Oneida County administration committee assessed this week a number of recommendations from its funding opportunities committee, approving recommendations for four significant funding cuts, at least as a starting point for budget deliberations. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Council spars over walking quorum lawsuit bills
City taxpayers will have to wait for an answer as to whether they will have to cover any legal bills generated by the mayor and four alderpersons related to a lawsuit brought by the general manager of the Northwoods River News alleging the group engaged in an illegal walking quorum earlier this year. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Owner of Crandon lab explains water testing
With many residents interested in learning more about the man-made chemicals detected recently in a Rhinelander municipal well, MSA Professional Services of Rhinelander held a timely presentation Thursday on PFAS. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

High Flying adventure
Noah Cline, 3, had a chance Saturday afternoon to live out the dream of many youngsters when he flew on a dragon ride at the Oneida County Fair. (Subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Justin's footsteps: Lake Tomahawk man thru-hikes the Appalachian Trail
Weaving through varying terrain of 14 states, reaching about 2,190 miles between Georgia and Maine, it takes a thru-hiker on average five to seven months to complete the Appalachian Trail (AT). (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Committee begins surveying options for dome interior
With the dome vs. steel building decision made, School District of Rhinelander officials are beginning the process of deciding what the interior of the indoor sports facility should look like. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

One injured in jet ski accident on Lake Nokomis
A 26-year-old Illinois man was seriously injured Friday in a jet ski accident on Lake Nokomis. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

McNaughton inmates graduate
Wisconsin Department of Corrections Secretary Kevin Carr, second from left, congratulates Nicolet student James Wertman during a recent graduation ceremony at Nicolet College. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 3, 2019

Due to a reporter error, we named the wrong dealership handling service for the now closed Rhinelander Nissan. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 2, 2019

Two City Council meetings scheduled for next week
The Rhinelander City Council is set to get back to work next week after two consecutive meetings scheduled for July were canceled due to an agenda posting error and quorum issues. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 2, 2019

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Do you agree with the School District of Rhinelanderís decision to dismiss football coach Chris Ferge?

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Which of the following best describes your reaction to the Republicans move to curtail the power of Governor-elect Tony Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul?

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I have no issue with it. Itís a normal part of todayís politics.
Itís unconscionable, but Iím confidant the courts will overturn the bills.
Iím OK with it as long as both parties are allowed to do it.
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Which City of Rhinelander elected officials should be recalled?

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All of them. The mayor and the entire Common Council.
I would recall the council but keep the mayor.
I would recall the mayor but keep the council.
Everyone but alderman Emmer, as he was just appointed.
Frederickson, Sauer, Holt, Rossing and Larson.
Rog, Kirby and Kelly.

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Which of the following best describes your consumption of city of Rhinelander drinking water since the city announced the contamination of municipal well No. 7?

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I have reduced my consumption of city water
I have stopped drinking city water
I have not changed my city water consumption habits in any way.
I donít live in the city/I have a private well.

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Will you follow the directive from the Town of Crescent and the county health department to stop drinking water from the Crescent spring?

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Iíve never used the water from the Crescent spring.

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