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February 24, 2018

Committee votes to pursue outside counsel for mining
The Oneida County Planning and Development Committee voted this past Wednesday to pursue an outside counsel to review its metallic mining ordinance, at a cost not to exceed $7,000 for the first phase of work.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Oneida board approves outside counsel for mining ordinance review
Oneida County officials moved forward Tuesday with a two-part plan for the future of mining in the area.(subscriber access)
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Tomahawk police investigate school gun threat
The Tomahawk Police Department issued a press release Wednesday morning detailing a threat against the Tomahawk School Complex.
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Officials:Gang activity becoming more prevalent in Northwoods
The investigation into the recent murder of Lac du Flambeau resident Wayne Valliere Jr. has brought renewed attention to the issue of street gang membership in the Northwoods.(subscriber access)
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Schimel talks drug epidemic at Rhinelander roundtable
State Attorney General Brad Schimel held a law enforcement roundtable at the Oneida County Law Enforcement Center Friday afternoon where he sought input on what the state can do to help local law enforcement agencies as they confront the drug epidemic.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Oneida County losing patience with bridge rebuilding contractor
The Oneida County Forestry, Land and Recreation Committee heard an update from county forestry director John Bilogan Feb. 7 on a long-running infrastructure issue in Little Rice.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Altenburg out at Northwoods Transit Connections
The Vilas-Oneida Transit Commission (VOTC) lost one of its staff members upon the conclusion of a closed session last week.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Oneida sheriff's office closer to resolving wage compression issue
Oneida County's administration and labor relations committees took action last week on a problematic vacancy at the sheriff's department.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Minocqua police make arrest in LUHS threat case
Minocqua police made an arrest Friday in connection with a threat at Lakeland Union High School.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Oneida County UW-Extension committee looks at fair contract with city of Rhinelander
Oneida County and the city of Rhinelander are continuing to discuss the future of the Oneida County Fair as Rhinelander city administrator Keith Kost attended the Feb. 12 meeting of the Oneida County Conservation and UW-Extension Education committee to answer questions as to what level of commitment the city is looking for from the county with respect to continuing to hold the fair at Pioneer Park.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Newbold board acts on wide-ranging agenda
From approving construction of a zip line to additional discussion on the ongoing topic of opening select roads to ATVs, the first of two February Newbold Town Board meetings hit on a variety of matters.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Suspect in Valliere murder case still on the loose
One of five men charged in the Wayne Valliere Jr., murder case attempted to turn himself in to the Vilas County Justice Center Feb. 9, Vilas County sheriff Joe Fath told the Lakeland Times Thursday, however after James Lussier, 19, of Arbor Vitae, showed up at the Vilas County Justice Center an employee there told him he needed to report to the Iron County Sheriff's Office and he left the building.
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Oneida County administration committee hears presentation on fair map resolution
Oneida County's administration committee was urged this week to send a message about drawing electoral districts to favor one political party over others.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 17, 2018

New type of tribal concerns committee advances in Oneida County
Oneida County's administration and labor relations committees took time Monday to discuss the possibility of creating a new multi-county committee aimed at fighting the spread of drugs in the Northwoods.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Financial deprivation is a form of abuse
Abuse comes in many forms including physical, emotional and sexual. Although experts say it's quite common, one form of abuse that gets little attention is financial abuse.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 17, 2018

UPDATE: Police say money was the motive in alleged murder-for-hire plot
A 27-year-old Rhinelander woman has been arrested on suspicion of solicitation to commit the first-degree intentional homicide of her husband, according to a press release from the Rhinelander Police Department.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

High court: OK to delay release of union election records
The Wisconsin Supreme Court disappointed open records advocates last week when it ruled 5-2 that officials could delay the release of voter lists during union elections because those records could be used to harass eligible voters during those elections.(subscriber access)
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Irma man killed in Highway 8 crash
A 31-year-old Irma man was killed Saturday evening after his vehicle slid into the path of an eastbound vehicle on U.S. Highway 8 near Rhinelander.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Little Chute man killed in snowmobile crash near Conover
A 55-year-old Little Chute man was killed Saturday after the snowmobile he was operating struck a tree on the shoreline of Buckatabon Lake in the town of Conover, according to the Vilas County Sheriff's Office.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tim Burns embraces progressive agenda in Supreme Court run
Middleton attorney Tim Burns hasn't been shy about taking partisan positions in his campaign to win a seat on the state's high court, and indeed he thinks his embrace of progressive values might just be the ticket to winning.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Dallet says she's the candidate with commitment, experience
Milwaukee County circuit court judge Rebecca Dallet is touting her experience and values as she competes in the Feb. 20 primary against two opponents.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Michael Screnock focuses on the rule of law
Sauk County circuit court judge Michael Screnock is one of three candidates in the Feb. 20 primary for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, but he is one of one candidate that conservatives are supporting.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ascension won't appeal BOA decision
Ascension Health Care's fight to stop construction by Marshfield Clinic of a 12-bed hospital in Minocqua just a few blocks from its own Howard Young Medical Center is officially over.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Ascension won't appeal BOA decision
Ascension Health Care's fight to stop construction by Marshfield Clinic of a 12-bed hospital in Minocqua just a few blocks from its own Howard Young Medical Center is officially over.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Transit commission hopeful for positive future with private ride providers
During its Jan. 25 meeting last, the Vilas-Oneida Transit Commission's (VOTC) Executive Committee heard from member Bob Mott on new developments in the committee's dealings with local businesses.

Since 2017, the committee has been in conflict with two private transportation services in the Minocqua area.(subscriber access)

Thursday, February 8, 2018

DOJ brings charges on 5 in Valliere murder case
Over a month after the body of missing Lac du Flambeau man was found on New Year's Day in rural Iron County, felony charges were filed this morning, Wednesday, Feb. 7, against five men for his death.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

NHALSF ranger was fired for harassment, unsafe behavior
A former DNR ranger was fired this past year for multiple incidents involving serious misconduct and unsafe behavior, including harassing a coworker while on duty, spraying window cleaner in a dog's water bowl, striking a co-worker's chair with an ax-like tool while she was sitting in it, rubbing pepper spray on a co-worker's car door handle, firing a pellet gun at state vehicles and at a coworker, and urinating on the tires of a co-worker's vehicle, among other things.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

President, Congress mull bringing back earmarks
President Donald Trump has endorsed it, and a lot of Democrats and Republicans think it might be a good idea, that is, bringing back so-called earmarks, otherwise known on the street as political pork.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Planning continues for national cemetery in Cassian
In October 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced it had purchased 6 acres of land on Lakewood Road in the town of Cassian at a cost of $24,000. (Subscriber Access)
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Oneida County to collaborate with Three Lakes on sewer maintenance
The Oneida County Public Works Committee unanimously approved a resolution from supervisor Ted Cushing Jan. 25 to work with the town of Three Lakes on an overhaul of its sewer and water systems. (Subscriber Access)
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Transit commission to try the commercial loan route
The Vilas-Oneida Transit Commission plans to apply for a bank loan to pay for three new buses. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, January 27, 2018

County zoning to partner with Lakes and Rivers Association
The Oneida County Planning and Development Committee voted last week to have the county's zoning department work with the Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association (OCLRA) to develop educational brochures for shoreland property owners. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Crescent board deliberates purchases for fire department, road crew
The Crescent town board was faced with two requests Wednesday, one from the fire department and one from the road crew. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Woodboro board offers letter of support to county broadband development committee
The Woodboro town board is standing behind the Oneida County Broadband Development Committee's efforts to secure funding to improve internet connectivity across the county. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Lake Tomahawk plans ATV/UTV survey
Residents of the town of Lake Tomahawk will have a say in whether approximately 800 feet of town property now used as a snowmobile trail will be linked to area all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trails. (Subscriber Access)
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Transit commission forges foundation for future
After many months of issues, the government body which oversees operations at Northwoods Transit Connections took major steps at its Jan. 11 meeting to position itself on stronger fiscal and reputational ground in the years to come. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, January 20, 2018

County board passes latest version of shoreland ordinance
It's been a long journey - about two decades - and it still isn't over, but the Oneida County Board of Supervisors reached a milestone Tuesday when it ratified a state-compliant overhaul of the county's shoreland zoning ordinance.

The vote was 12-6, with three supervisors absent. (Subscriber Access)

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Doctors Foster & Smith transitioning 'most front office functions' to San Diego
At some point in the first half of 2018, 55 jobs at Doctors Foster & Smith in Rhinelander will be transferred to the San Diego headquarters of the pet supply company's corporate parent Petco, according to an internal memo obtained by the River News Tuesday. (Subscriber Access)
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Fire destroys airplane hangar at Dolhun Field
Wisconsin fire marshals were on scene at Dolhun Field in Woodruff Tuesday investigating a fire which destroyed a privately owned airplane hangar dating back to the 1940s. (Subscriber Access)
Thursday, January 18, 2018

BREAKING: Doctors Foster and Smith transitioning 'most front office functions' to San Diego
Some time in the first half of 2018, 55 jobs at Doctors Foster and Smith in Rhinelander will be transferred to the San Diego headquarters of the pet supply company's corporate parent Petco, according to an internal memo obtained by the River News Tuesday.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Local author looks to write the future of the fair
Following the resignation of longtime coordinator Nancy Gehrig last fall, there were major question marks as to who would plan and lead the 2018 Oneida County Fair. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Vilas County backs away from opioid lawsuit for now
The effort by some in Vilas County to have the county board take a larger role in helping to combat the opioid and opiate abuse epidemic suffered a bit of a setback last week when the county board's executive and legislative committee voted 5-1 Jan. 8 not to join a class action lawsuit against large pharmaceutical companies which manufacture drugs such as oxycodone. (Subscriber Access)
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Highway 8 accident
Crescent Fire Department, Crescent first reponders, Med. 1 and Oneida County Sheriff's Office responded to a one-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon at 6644 US Hwy. 8.
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Newbold board discusses zoning, ATV routes
The town of Newbold held its first meeting of the New Year Thursday, Jan. 11, touching on a variety of topics during the 80-minute session. (subscriber access)
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Highway 8 closed due to accident (UPDATE)
U.S. Highway 8 West in the area of Crescent Road was closed for about 4 hours Friday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident involving a semi-trailer truck and a full-size passenger truck.
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Highway 8 accident
Crescent Fire Department, Crescent first reponders, Med. 1 and Oneida County Sheriff's Office responded to a one-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon at 6644 US Hwy. 8. No injuries were reported. (Kayla Breese/River News)
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Oneida County sets record for 2017 timber stumpage
Oneida County forestry director John Bilogan and assistant forest director Paul Fiene brought good news on timber sales in the area to the Oneida County Forestry, Land and Recreation Committee during its meeting on Jan. 3. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Area chambers report 'good' holiday tourism season
The 2017 holiday season provided a much-needed shot in the arm to the local economy, both in terms of retail sales and tourism-related activities, area chambers of commerce report. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Crescent power outage
Monday, January 8, 2018

Forest County deputy fatally shoots motorist wanted on felony sexual assault warrants
The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that took place Thursday morning in Forest County.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Northwoods Transit Connections to sell advertising in future
The public transportation service for individuals in Oneida and Vilas County, Northwoods Transit Connections, made a new move Thursday meant to bring in additional revenue. (subscriber access)
Saturday, January 6, 2018


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