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September 22, 2020


Rhinelander man arrested in child sex trafficking investigation
A 34-year-old Rhinelander man was arrested Monday in connection with an investigation involving alleged sex trafficking of a child, the Oneida County sheriff's office reports.

Paul Osterman was arrested at approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday, according to sheriff's captain Terri Hook.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Passenger killed in Highway 8 crash identified
The Oneida County sheriff's office has released the name of the individual who passed away yesterday following a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 8 near Rhinelander.

According to sheriff's captain Tyler Young, the deceased is Carol J. Brown, 76, of Tomahawk.

Friday, September 18, 2020

State adds two felony charges to Guild complaint
The Oneida County district attorney's office has filed an amended complaint against former Rhinelander city administrator Daniel Guild adding two felony charges. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 18, 2020

Alderperson suggests city post names of record requesters
City of Rhinelander alderperson Eileen Daniel wants the public to know who is requesting city records and how much it costs the city to fulfill the requests. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 18, 2020

Hodag Dome set to be inflated in early October
Early October promises to bring with it a milestone occasion in Rhinelander history. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 18, 2020

Head-on crash on Highway 8 kills one
One person died Thursday on the way to the hospital following a multi-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 8 near Rhinelander.

According to Oneida County sheriff's captain Terri Hook, the county's dispatch received multiple 911 calls at approximately 10:14 a.m. reporting a two-car head-on accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 8 West and County Highway N in the Town of Woodboro.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Letter: State has no objection to Guild appeal
The State of Wisconsin will not object to former Rhinelander city administrator Daniel Guild's petition to the Third District Court of Appeals in Wausau for review of a circuit court decision denying a defense motion to dismiss a misconduct in office charge filed against him in March. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

City to hold open house to unveil revamped zoning ordinance, map
The City of Rhinelander is planning to hold an open house to unveil its revised zoning ordinance and maps. A date for the open house has not been set but members of the city planning commission and the consultant hired to update the city's zoning code are expected to be on hand to explain the changes. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Former Michigan man receives 10-year prison sentence for child sexual assault
A 37-year-old man who moved from Marinette, Mich. to Rhinelander over a year ago was sentenced recently to 10 years in prison and lifetime extended supervision following a conviction on one count of second degree sexual assault of a child. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Man facing trial in ICAC case charged with bail jumping
A 28-year-old Rhinelander man scheduled to stand trial later this month on charges including attempted sexual assault of a child under 16 and using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime is facing a new felony bail jumping charge. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

District, health department report case of COVID-19 at Pelican Elementary School
A case of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has been reported at Pelican Elementary School, the School District of Rhinelander and the Oneida County Health Department announced Wednesday. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 11, 2020

Rhinelander man draws prison for 2014 child sexual assault
A 61-year-old Rhinelander man was sentenced last Friday to 4 years in prison and 8 years extended supervision in connection with the sexual assault of an 8-year-old child back in 2014. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 11, 2020

Williams: Nuisance complaints on the rise,
Rhinelander fire chief/inspection department administrator Terry Williams had some sobering news for the city's planning commission last week. The inspection department is seeing a "staggering amount" of nuisance complaints where the property owner or resident of the property is refusing to correct the problem, Williams reported during the panel's Sept. 1 meeting. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

 City announces budget sessions
The City of Rhinelander will hold work sessions on Sept. 9, 16, 22 and 30 in preparation for the annual budget hearing in November.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

First COVID-19 Death in Oneida County reported
The Oneida County Health Department has confirmed the first death in Oneida County associated with COVID-19. The individual was in their 80s and had an underlying health condition, according to a health department press release.

"We are saddened by the loss of one of our community members," said Linda Conlon, Oneida County Health Department Director and Health Officer. "We extend our sympathies to their loved ones and all impacted."

Friday, September 4, 2020

Guild asks appeals court to review judge's ruling in misconduct case
Attorneys for Daniel Guild have filed a 66-page motion requesting the Third District Court of Appeals in Wausau review Price County Circuit Judge Kevin Klein's Aug. 13 ruling denying a defense motion to dismiss the misconduct in public office charge filed against the former Rhinelander city administrator. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 4, 2020

City, former administrator now represented by separate attorneys in Kingman civil lawsuit
Two sets of lawyers are now representing the defendants in a federal wrongful termination lawsuit filed by former Rhinelander public works director Tim Kingman. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 4, 2020

Rhinelander students return to the classroom: 'It was so wonderful to have them all back again'
Tuesday was the first day of in-person classes for students attending the four School District of Rhinelander public elementary schools since the COVID-19 pandemic forced a switch to virtual education in March. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 4, 2020

Woman tied to 2007 Tomahawk homicide facing felony drug charge
A 29-year-old Rhinelander woman who served time as a teenager for hiding bloody clothes linked to the fatal stabbing of a Tomahawk woman back in 2007 is facing a felony drug charge. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 4, 2020

Former JWMS teacher enters not guilty plea in sexual assault case
Former Rhinelander middle school teacher Stephanie Pudlowski pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that she had repeated sexual contact with a juvenile in her care. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 4, 2020

School board approves modified contract with bus company
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education voted 6-3 Wednesday to modify its 5-year student transportation contract with Bowen's Bus Service. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

City Council reviews plans for park enhancements
With budget season in the offing, and several new alderpersons now serving on the board, landscape architect Justin Frahm of JSD Professional Services in Weston attended the Aug. 17 meeting of the Rhinelander Common Council to present a status report on the firm's work in drafting plans to redesign and enhance the city's two largest parks. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Thursday night vintage car cruises to continue through September
With such a short summer season in our area, coupled with numerous event cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there haven't been many opportunities for vintage car collectors to flaunt their showpieces this year. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Aspirus contributes to Hodag Dome complex project
Aspirus Health Care is the latest organization to contribute to the construction of the Hodag Dome Complex located behind Mike Webster Stadium. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

School board OKs fall sports contests
Rhinelander High School student-athletes are set to hit the court, pitch, course and gridiron this fall after the district's board of education voted 7-1 Monday evening, with one abstention, to allow sports competitions to be held. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 28, 2020

Turf time
Workers from Sprinturf LLC work lay the artificial turf inside what will be the air-supported dome at the Hodag Sports Complex in Rhinelander Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 28, 2020

Bowen's Bus Service seeks changes to contract with district
A special meeting was scheduled for Wednesday evening, Aug. 26, for the School District of Rhinelander Board of Education and representatives of Bowen's Bus Service to hash out contract details for the 2020-2021 school year. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 28, 2020

Pro-life billboard on U.S. Highway 51 defaced
Sometime last weekend, a billboard on U.S. Highway 51 near Rocky Run Road sponsored by the Rhinelander Council of the Knights of Columbus was vandalized to change the message from pro-life to pro-choice.
Friday, August 28, 2020

$100,000 winning lottery ticket purchased in Rhinelander
A lucky person is $100,000 richer after purchasing a winning All or Nothing ticket at a Rhinelander convenience store, the Wisconsin Lottery announced Tuesday afternoon.
Friday, August 28, 2020

Board approves dome manager, maintenance positions
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education last week approved the creation of two positions directly tied to the air-supported dome that will be the centerpiece of the Hodag Sports Complex under construction next to Mike Webster Stadium. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 25, 2020


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