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June 25, 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


BREAKING: City Council approves use of ATV/UTVs on city streets
The Rhinelander Common Council voted 5-3 Monday to open all city streets, with the exception of Lincoln Street and North Stevens Street (north of Dwight Street), to ATV and UTV traffic.
Monday, June 24, 2019

BREAKING: School board chooses dome option
After hearing presentations from two firms specializing in steel buildings and one firm that builds air-supported domes, the School District of Rhinelander Board of Education voted 9-0 Monday to move forward with the dome option for the indoor athletic facility it approved at its June 10 meeting.
Monday, June 24, 2019

Detour coming
Workers were busy this week putting the finishing touches on the slip lanes that will take traffic to and from Kemp Street to north Highway 47 and to and from U.S. Highway 8.
Saturday, June 22, 2019

Stuck in the middle
Kadin Rodziczak, 10, of Rhinelander volunteered to be between former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns and jugglers Miller and Mike Tuesday during a performance at the Nicolet College Theatre. (subscriber access)
Thursday, June 20, 2019

School board moves to improve financial literacy of RHS grads
Starting with the 2020-21 school year, Rhinelander High School students will be required to take a half-credit personal money management class in order to fulfill their graduation requirements, the School District of Rhinelander Board of Education decided Monday. (subscriber access)
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Inspire Grow North to help businesses build a better prepared workforce
The Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation is introducing Inspire Grow North, a platform that allows businesses to construct a profile that links to a student's career pathway research platform. (subscriber access)
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Evers presents 2019 Governor's Service Awards
Governor Tony Evers recognized 13 outstanding honorees June 6 at the Monona Terrace in Madison at the 2019 Governor's Service Awards ceremony for their service to Wisconsin citizens and communities in need. (subscriber access)
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Effective business website workshop set for June 27
The Vilas County Economics Development Corporation (VCEDC) and Sitecast.com are sponsoring an interactive workshop June 27 to help business owners learn tips and techniques for building an effective web presence. (subscriber access)
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Perfect Attendance
Two students from Crescent Elementary School - second grader Corynn Waksmonski and third grader Reid Tischendorf - attended every day of school this year. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Panel approves school resource officer policy
With the 2018-'19 school year over and the 2019-'20 term just a few months away, the School District of Rhinelander operations and strategic planning committee spent some time June 10 discussing a policy proposal and several revisions. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Music, humor and movement
Saturday, June 15, 2019

City Council pays bills submitted by outside law firm
The law firm of von Briesen & Roper is providing legal services to the city of Rhinelander while it is without a city attorney, but alderpersons remain at odds over the process used to engage the firm in investigatory work associated with recent personnel/work environment complaints. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 14, 2019

Sugar Camp garage fire
At approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, Oneida County dispatch received a report of a garage on fire off of Pine Lake Road in Sugar Camp. (subscriber access)
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Rhinelander High School building trades students help build house for Habitat for Humanity
The newest Habitat for Humanity house was unveiled Friday, June 7 and the Rhinelander High School residential construction students who built it got to take a bow. (subscriber access)
Thursday, June 13, 2019

School board approves spending up to $5.7 million on indoor athletic facility
Applause filled the Superior Diesel Advanced Learning Center at Rhinelander High School Monday evening after the School District of Rhinelander Board of Education voted to spend up to $5.7 million in district funds toward the construction of an indoor athletic facility. (subscriber access)
Thursday, June 13, 2019

City Council takes no immediate action on investigations
The status quo remains, for now, at Rhinelander City Hall as alderpersons review reports generated by the von Briesen law firm related to complaints lodged by public works employees alleging a hostile work environment as well as the "declaration of no confidence" presented by a group of City Hall employees to the council March 11 related to the conduct of city administrator Daniel Guild. (subscriber access)
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Prosecution petitions for amendments to Wolfe charges before trial
Prosecutors are preparing for a December jury trial for the last of five men to be charged in the murder of a Lac du Flambeau man more than a year ago. (subscriber access)
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Newbold officials announce invasive plant training
Do you live in or near Newbold, either year-round or seasonally? The town of Newbold would like to invite all interested residents to learn more about the invasive plants that are found on their county roadways. (subscriber access)
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Rhinelander walking quorum complaint heads back to district attorney
A complaint alleging a walking quorum by four Rhinelander city council members and the city's mayor has once again been filed with the Oneida County district attorney, this time as a verified, or notarized, legal document. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Barnett announces bid for City Council
While the window for candidates to declare for the April 2020 City Council election doesn't officially open until December, an award-winning local artist and cartoonist has announced that he intends to throw his hat into the ring. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Summer Farewell
Teacher's aid Tracy Fortier waves goodbye to four of her students Friday afternoon at Pelican Elementary School as classes were dismissed for the last time for the 2018-19 school year. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Flamingos to flock to Rhinelander for school fundraiser
Five flocks of flamingos are now roosting in the Rhinelander area. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Sun shines on annual art fair, car show
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 33rd annual Art Fair on the Courthouse Lawn Saturday and executive director Lauren Sackett said Mother Nature cooperated to make the event a big success. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Man killed in motorcycle crash in Three Lakes
A 51-year-old Three Lakes man was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday evening in the town of Three Lakes. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Camp American Legion to host special day for veterans
Last week, volunteer boat captains for Camp American Legion took 30 veterans on five boats for the first "Minocqua boat cruise" of the season. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Update: City Council takes no action on investigations; Kingman remains on leave
The Rhinelander Common Council spent over an hour in executive session Monday evening conferring with attorneys assigned to investigate various employee and workplace environment complaints but the panel took no action.
Monday, June 10, 2019

BREAKING: School board votes unanimously to spend up to $5.7 million on an indoor athletic facility
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education voted unanimously Monday evening to spend up to $5.7 million in district funds to build an indoor athletic facility.

The vote was 6-0 with three board members absent

Monday, June 10, 2019

Signal Hangers
Workers were busy Thursday stringing the wiring for temporary traffic signals at the intersection of Kemp Street and Boyce Drive in Rhinelander ahead of the start of construction of the roundabout to be built at the intersection of highways 8 and 47 starting Monday, June 10. (subscriber access)
Saturday, June 8, 2019

History comes to life at Central Intermediate School
A unique tradition continued Wednesday as fifth-grade students at Central Intermediate School dressed up as historial figures as part of the school's fourth annual Living History Day. (subscriber access)
Saturday, June 8, 2019

Consultant presents revised Hodag Park plan to commission
When the first draft of a design outlining proposed improvements to Hodag Park was presented to the City of Rhinelander planning commission and the public in early March, consultant Justin Frahm of JSD Professional Services said he wanted feedback from the community. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 7, 2019


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