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September 29, 2022


School board amends policy on controversial issues in the classroom
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education has updated the district's policy on controversial issues in the classroom. The vote took place on Sept. 19, one week after the district's operations and strategic planning committee recommended forwarding the revised language to the full board. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Homecoming royalty
The Rhinelander High School Class of 2023 crowned its homecoming royalty during the annual pre-game pep rally Friday afternoon, Sept. 23, 2002, in the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Local man sentenced to 25 years in federal prison
A 36-year-old Rhinelander man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for child sex trafficking. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Trig's Supports local fire departments
Trig's grocery stores made three donations Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 in support of local firefighters as part of its Love it Local campaign, which gives back to the community through charitable giving. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

With pick for Oneida County judge, Evers appoints a party loyalist
When Gov. Tony Evers appointed Rhinelander attorney Mary Roth Burns to replace retiring judge Patrick O'Melia, the governor called her a "respected attorney" loaded with legal experience. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Evers: Let public decide abortion issue through direct referendum
Democrats are banking that the abortion issue will carry them to victory in November, and last week Gov. Tony Evers attempted to paint the GOP into a corner, calling a special session of the legislature to allow voters to decide the issue for themselves. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Economic Development Summit Oct. 12 at Nicolet
The public is invited to join a day of lively discussion and presentations at the 2022 Northwoods Economic Development Summit at the Nicolet College Lakeside Center (Theatre and Commons) Oct. 12. Registration opens at 8 a.m., with opening remarks staring at 8:45.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Economists: Worker shortages reaching crisis levels
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Across America's economic landscape, the lack of workers has reached crisis proportions, according to many economists, and that is doubly so for northern Wisconsin, where two of the labor shortage's most impacted industries - hospitality and healthcare - make up a large segment of the overall job market. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 23, 2022

Bump, set, Spike!
School District of Rhinelander activities director Brian Paulson, left, referees the annual Homecoming spike volleyball game Monday, Sept. 19 in the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 23, 2022

Kampf sentenced to prison in overdose death case
Just over three years after he delivered the heroin that took the life of 25-year-old Shauna Sarkauskas, Dalton Kampf was sentenced Tuesday to six years confinement to be followed by six years extended supervision. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 23, 2022

City to celebrate Hodag Park stage, amphitheater Sept. 28
The City of Rhinelander will celebrate the latest addition to Hodag Park, the new stage and amphitheater, with a special event Sept. 28. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 23, 2022

Bangstad threatens to sue Oneida County on First Amendment claim
Minocqua Brewing Company owner Kirk Bangstad last week threatened to sue Oneida County unless the county dropped then pending zoning ordinance violations against him, saying the county was violating Bangstad's First Amendment rights. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 23, 2022

Two charged with reckless homicide in April drug death
A 24-year-old St. Germain woman and a 23-year-old Green Bay man have been charged with first-degree reckless homicide-drug delivery (as party to the crime) in connection with the death of a 29-year-old Town of Pelican man last April. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 23, 2022

Final pretrial conference set in OWI homicide case
A final pretrial conference has been scheduled for Nov. 22 in the case of the 38-year-old Stevens Point man charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle in connection with a fatal crash on State Highway 70 in July 2020. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 23, 2022

Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee proposed in Oneida County
Oneida County social service department director Mary Rideout and community health specialist Jenny Chiamulera of the county health department attended the Sept. 15 meeting of the county board's public safety committee to present an idea. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 23, 2022

St. Germain delays fire truck financing
The St. Germain town board has opted to delay financing of a new fire truck for the town until next year. The decision was made during the board's Sept. 12 meeting. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 23, 2022

Mayor vetoes ordinance amendment involving public amusement fees
Mayor Kris Hanus has issued the first veto of his term, overruling a Sept. 12 common council vote amending the city's public amusement ordinance. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Playing Project North
Americana singer-songwriter MoeDeLL, as he stylizes his name, kept Project North attendees entertained despite an untimely rain shower in downtown Rhinelander early Friday evening. Sept. 16, 2022. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Sheriff alerts committee to jail staffing concerns
Oneida County sheriff Grady Hartman had a stark warning Thursday for the county board's public safety committee - the department is experiencing staffing issues and it seems as if "there's no end in sight." (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Your library for Life
Rhinelander District Library director Virginia Roberts unveiled the library's new logo during a fall open house Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

New Marquette poll: November races are tight
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The latest campaign poll out of Marquette Law School puts the races for Wisconsin governor and U.S. Senate squarely in the "too-close-to-call" category, not surprising in the purple Badger state. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Former Oneida County corrections officer waives preliminary hearing
Former Oneida County corrections officer Wyatt Symonds waived his right to a preliminary hearing during an appearance in Lincoln County Circuit Court Sept. 7 and last week had his bond modified so that he can have contact with his child. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

From immigration to law enforcement, Barnes proposes a radical agenda
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Nationally, Democrats are looking to Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes as the best hope they have to flipping a U.S. Senate seat, and, so far so good, as most polls indicate Barnes and incumbent U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson are locked in a tight race. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

2023 Supreme Court race looms large
Wisconsin has big races this fall, for sure. The races for governor and U.S. Senate are nationally important. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Lake Tomahawk's fire chief resigns
The Lake Tomahawk town board accepted the resignation of its fire chief, Mike Carlin, during its Sept. 14 regular board meeting. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

City takes step toward development of trails at Heal Creek
The City of Rhinelander is moving forward with plans to develop the Heal Creek property into a recreation destination. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 16, 2022

Downtown Duck Dash
Rubber ducks raced down Brown Street on a makeshift waterway, created by the Rhinelander Fire Department, as part of the Downtown Duck Dash Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022 in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 16, 2022

Kampf pleads guilty in overdose death case
The 26-year-old Stevens Point man accused of providing the heroin police say caused the death of a Newbold woman back in 2019 will be sentenced next week after pleading guilty to first-degree reckless homicide/deliver drugs and possession of heroin (<= 3G) with intent to deliver. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 16, 2022

Northwoods prepares to welcome tens of thousands for 41st Fall Ride
Northern Wisconsin communities are preparing to welcome tens of thousands of motorcyclists to the 41st annual Northwoods Fall Ride! (subscriber access)
Friday, September 16, 2022

Newbold board discusses hazardous wake issue
The issue of so-called hazardous wakes has reached the Town of Newbold as Oneida County supervisor Jim Winkler introduced the topic during the board's Sept. 8 meeting. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 16, 2022


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