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Hodag BMX seeks to build on success of track
Jeremy Mayo/River NewsIn this July 31, 2016 file photo, Hodag BMX Club riders do a parade lap prior to a race at the Hodag BMX Track, located at West Park in Rhinelander. The Hodag BMX Club is looking to build upon renovations to the track which began last year.
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In this July 31, 2016 file photo, Hodag BMX Club riders do a parade lap prior to a race at the Hodag BMX Track, located at West Park in Rhinelander. The Hodag BMX Club is looking to build upon renovations to the track which began last year.
When Hodag BMX Club track operator Rob Deede came before the city's parks, buildings and grounds committee in August 2015, he presented the committee with an ambitious list of goals for the next few years. (subscriber access)
Saturday, March 11, 2017


City committee discusses Pioneer Park Historical Complex administration and finances
Caught off guard by the resignation of the Pioneer Park Historical Complex, the city of Rhinelander parks, buildings and grounds committee spent a portion of its Monday meeting discussing the complex's organizational structure and finances.

Parks committee chairman Sherrie Belliveau, who is also on the PPHC advisory committee, kicked off the discussion by announcing that Aprelle Rawski had resigned as the coordinator. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Winter returns?
A return of wintry weather resulted in a number of traffic accidents that kept area law enforcement and fire departments busy Thursday.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

DNR says it continues to consider deer feeding and baiting illegal
Earlier this month a Wisconsin court of appeals ruled that baiting and feeding deer is allowable even in chronic wasting disease zones so long as the intention is not to hunt, and, what's more, the burden of proving intent falls on the state.

But that decision by appeals court judge Thomas Hruz, which upheld a circuit court ruling that dismissed a baiting-and-feeding citation, didn't impress the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The agency says baiting and feeding deer in CWD-affected counties is still illegal and that it will continue to enforce the code. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

On his way: Work experience programs, therapy put Minocqua teen on path to self-reliance
On a warm, sunny day in the middle of summer, a young man in his late teens can be seen riding a scooter around Minocqua. He wears basketball shorts, a T-shirt, a side bag and travels along the sidewalks of U.S. Highway 51.

He stops at McDonald's where he works and St. Matthias Episcopal Church where he practices the organ. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Colombino promoted to sergeant at Rhinelander PD
The city of Rhinelander police and fire commission recently announced the promotion of a Rhinelander police officer to sergeant.

Brian Colombino, who has served as a patrolmen in Rhinelander for four years, has a total of nine years experience in law enforcement. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Nicolet College awarded $988,000 in grants
The Nicolet College Board of Trustees heard some good news at its April 17 meeting as school officials announced the college has received a total of $988,008 in grants in this year's higher education grant cycle. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Times releases expanded health care survey
In an effort to study the current health care needs of the Lakeland area, The Lakeland Times is releasing an expanded survey in conjunction with a previous survey released last month.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Times releases expanded health care survey
In an effort to study the current health care needs of the Lakeland area, The Lakeland Times is releasing an expanded survey in conjunction with a previous survey released last month.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

EPA denies petition to ban pesticide linked to autism
In March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency denied a petition to ban the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos, challenging the science behind the proposed prohibition of a pesticide many consider crucial to U.S. agriculture. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 29, 2017

School district receives $25,000 grant for Fab Lab equipment
The School District of Rhinelander received a $25,000 grant Tuesday from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to purchase additional equipment and expand its fabrication laboratory (Fab Lab).
Thursday, April 27, 2017

A free-market movement for health care slowly gains steam
As the national and local debate over health care continues to fester, mainstream Republicans and Democrats are boxing each other within a small ring of policy parameters, meaning they are mainly sparring over how much to fund or regulate within the existing health care system, and arguing the finer points of how to lower health insurance premiums, if they can. (subscriber access)
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Candles for Avery
Approximately 50 people gathered on the green space in front of the Rhinelander Trig's store Friday evening to honor the memory of the 20-month-old Avery J. Edwards who died April 14 after visiting his father's home in Newbold. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

City receives WEDC grant for parking lot project
A building on Stevens Street in Rhinelander that has been something of an eyesore could come down next month, it was announced at Wednesday's parking advisory board meeting. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Task force leader deems parks input sessions a success
The Rhinelander Parks Public Engagement Task Force held its last two in-person opportunities for the public to offer comments on city parks April 18 and 20 in the Rhinelander High School commons area. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Newbold officials announce meet-and-greet fundraiser with disc golf course designers
The Newbold Outdoor Recreation Committee will host a "meet-and- greet" fundraiser for Rookery Run, the disc golf course under construction at the Newbold Outdoor Recreation Area, 6954 Ole Lake Road, off state highway 47.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Foul play ruled out in Michelle Rosinski death
The Vilas County sheriff's office has ruled out homicide in the death of a 45-year-old Boulder Junction woman found dead in a car in Lac du Flambeau last September. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Planning commission opts against changing accessory building ordinance
Those city residents who have carport-style structures on their property and who were hoping for a change in the city ordinance governing such accessory buildings will have to dig into their wallets for the fee to apply for a conditional use permit (CUP). (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Chairperson takes issue with alderman's comments about parks committee
City parks committee chairperson Sherrie Belliveau took to social media this week to express her displeasure with alderman Steve Sauer's comment at a recent meeting of the Parks Public Engagement Task Force that his fellow task force members should keep "harassing" her committee to make sure the task force's recommendations for the future of the city's parks are implemented. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 22, 2017

School board approves pilot program for joint 4K with Head Start
The School District of Rhinelander board of education voted Monday to approve a collaborative four-year-old kindergarten pilot program with Head Start. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Marshfield Clinic's Melms: 'Ingenuity is driven by competition'
As part of The Lakeland Times' ongoing health care series, an interview was conducted with Marshfield Clinic regional medical director Bill Melms and chief external affairs officer Ryan Natzke on April 10. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Successful treatment for autism is team effort
Several factors play into the success of treatment for those with autism. As mentioned in the first part of this series, early identification is a key factor. The earlier a child starts treatment, the greater their chance of living an independent life. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 22, 2017

City officials nix joint meeting on police chief search
There is yet another new twist in the city of Rhinelander's ongoing search for a new police chief. (subscriber access)
Thursday, April 20, 2017

School board votes 7-2 to end NCSS contract in June
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education voted 7-2 Monday evening to dissolve its contract with the Northwoods Community Secondary School governing board at the end of the 2016-17 school year. (subscriber access)
Thursday, April 20, 2017

She rests her case: RHS mock trial coach retires after more than three decades
Kathy Vick-Martini, retired Rhinelander High School teacher and the school's mock trial coach for more than three decades, has announced her retirement effective with the end of the 2016-17 mock trial season.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Court set to hear petition to set recusal rules
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled this month to take up a petition filed by 54 retired judges to establish threshold levels for recusal from cases for those judges who have received campaign contributions from a plaintiff or defendant in the case. (subscriber access)
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Assembly approves bills to fight drug abuse, addiction
The state Assembly passed a package of nine bills earlier this month to combat drug abuse and addiction, but Democrats tried and failed to pass multiple amendments to the legislation, including one to accept federal funding of Medicaid expansion. (subscriber access)
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Preparing for summer: Hiring the area's youth
With tourism season swiftly approaching, local businesses are searching for summer employees.

Oftentimes, businesses look to the area's youth to join the workforce and with these hirings, knowledge on youth labor standards is essential. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Parks task force input meetings tonight, Thursday at RHS
Since January, the Rhinelander parks public engagement task force has been preparing for the two meetings it will host this week at Rhinelander High School. The panel is hoping the sessions will provide data to be passed on to the city's parks, buildings and grounds committee at the end of May. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Crandon nursing home closure has major effect on community
At 9:45 a.m. April 5, the administrator of the Crandon Nursing Home's Facebook page posted the following message:

"The ownership of AGI Healthcare has made the difficult decision to voluntarily close the facility after over 29 years of successful operation," the post read. "It happened because it is no longer possible for small independent owners to operate and maintain financial viability in a small town." (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Prescription drug take back day coming to Oneida County April 29
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29, the Three Lakes Police Department, the Rhinelander Police Department, the Minocqua Police Department, the Human Service Center, and the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will coordinate a Prescription Drug Take Back initiative at the following locations:

Rhinelander Police Department, Three Lakes Town Hall, Oneida County Landfill and the Minocqua Police Department

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


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