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May 18, 2022

Federal lawsuit filed over death at county jail
The family of a 20-year-old Rhinelander man who died last summer while in the county jail has filed a federal lawsuit against Oneida County alleging "deliberate indifference" to serious medical conditions and failure to properly monitor detainees. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Top of the Rock
On May 4, 2022 James Williams Middle School in Rhinelander held its traditional 3K run. The entire school population and staff participated. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

A Matter of interpretation: Existing structures and permits in Oneida County
News analysis

Most often, when people seek building permits from the Oneida County zoning department, they do so for new structures, but what most people don't know is that the zoning ordinance also requires permits for many projects undertaken on existing structures, and not all of them involve costly and extensive remodeling.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Hodag Park upgrades begin with addition of stage
Long considered the crown jewel of the city park system, Hodag Park will soon have a versatile new amenity - a mult-use stage. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

$400,000 cash bond set for Eagle River man charged with child sexual assault
A 41-year-old Eagle River man accused of sexually assaulting a child is being held in the Vilas County jail on a $400,000 cash bond. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Sheriff's office requests information from public regarding alleged 'criminal incidents'
The Oneida County sheriff's office is asking for the public's assistance in obtaining information about alleged "criminal incidents" involving Frank Schuman, 29, of Lac du Flambeau. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

St. Germain wants fiber optics before Newbold
The St. Germain town board spent nearly an hour Monday on one of 16 discussion items on it's meeting agenda, the installation of fiber optic cable by ChoiceTel. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

In wake of arson, abortion politics takes center stage
The attempted firebombing and subsequent arson at the Madison office of a major pro-life group this past week, along with a failed vote in Congress to legalize virtually all abortion, has pushed the politics of abortion to the forefront, both in Wisconsin and nationally. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

School committee approves language for November referendum
The School District of Rhinelander's operations and strategic planning committee has approved a referendum question to be posed to district voters in November. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 13, 2022

Stage is on the Way
The City of Rhinelander and the Rhinelander Community Foundation held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, May 11, 2022 to kick off construction of a multi-use stage at Hodag Park. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 13, 2022

Council signals approval of Trig's annexation request
The Rhinelander City Council expressed support Monday for the annexation of three Town of Pelican parcels along Old 8 Road into the city limits, per a request made by T.A. Solberg Co. Inc. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 13, 2022

Assistant fire chief position posted internally
The City of Rhinelander is officially seeking candidates for the assistant fire chief position. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 13, 2022

Rhinelander Fourth of July Parade theme announced
The theme for the 2022 Rhinelander Fourth of July parade will be "Rally Around the Flag," organizers announced this week.
Friday, May 13, 2022

Wisconsin freight rail restarted
The Fox Valley & Lake Superior Rail System (FOXY) has restarted the railroad they bought from the Canadian National Railway (CN) in March of 2021. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 13, 2022

Wausau man sentenced to 28 days in jail for incident involving 14-year-old
A 25-year-old Wausau man was sentenced last week to 28 days conditional jail time after pleading no contest to "underage sexual activity."
Friday, May 13, 2022

Oneida County judge to retire this summer
Oneida County circuit judge Patrick O'Melia will retire effective Aug. 1, he announced in a May 4 letter to Oneida County Human Resources Director/Administrative Coordinator Lisa Charbarneau. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Careers on wheels
On Thursday morning, May 5, elementary school students from the School District of Rhinelander experienced the annual "Careers on Wheels" event organized by Rhinelander Partners in Education. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Former publisher remembered for dedication to community
A born salesman and proud Hodag, Jay Anderle Sr. left an indelible mark on his hometown, both as publisher of the Rhinelander Daily News in the early 2000s and through his tireless civic engagement for many years afterward. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Honor Flights Resume
Veterans who took part in the Never Forgotten Honor Flight to Washington D.C. were met with an emotional welcome home at Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee late Monday evening, May 2, 2022. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Forestry committee approves permanent pier for Townline Lake
A permanent pier will be placed at Townline Lake off of County Highway K in Rhinelander following action by the Oneida County forestry, land and recreation committee last Wednesday. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Hodag Park stage groundbreaking set for May 11
Improvements to Rhinelander's Hodag Park are set to begin, starting with the addition of a multi-use stage. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Punzel resigns from Minocqua Police Department
Minocqua police officer Kaleb Punzel, who has been under paid suspension while the police department conducted an investigation into his conduct, has resigned. His last day was May 4. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Mad Subs to focus on fresh, healthy and fast food
What do you do next after you have started, relocated and twice grown a successful Mexican restaurant and cantina? Opening Mad Subs in the BP gas station at 2141 Lincoln St. in Rhinelander is probably not what most people expected from Alejandro Jacinto. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

City plan commission approves annexation and rezoning for Trig's project
A request from the owner of the Trigs grocery store chain to annex three parcels of land he owns in the Town of Pelican into the City of Rhinelander, next to a parcel zoned industrial that once housed a Trig's bakery, cleared the city's planning commission Tuesday on a 4-3 vote. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 6, 2022

Strong Kids, Strong Families
Samantha Tarsi chases her 3-year-old cousin Mak Stapleton as a group of parents and children play with a parachute during the Strong Kids, Strong Families celebration Friday evening, April 29, 2022 at the Hodag Dome in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 6, 2022

Former Daily News publisher dies
Former Rhinelander Daily News publisher Jay Anderle has died.

Anderle, 69, died Monday at his home, according to his family. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 6, 2022

Grow North holds regional child care 'conversation'
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in business closures nationwide. One business that has been hit particularly hard is child care, compounding a shortage that has led the northern portion of Wisconsin to be referred to as a "child care desert." (subscriber access)
Friday, May 6, 2022

Danner's Shoe Store to close
Having put its best foot forward for more than 90 years, a landmark Rhinelander retailer is going out of business. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 6, 2022

Lewis to serve two years in prison for vehicular homicide
A 70-year-old Rhinelander woman was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison after a jury found her guilty of homicide by use of a vehicle (with a detectable amount of a restricted controlled substance) in connection with a fatal rollover in Minocqua in June 2020. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 6, 2022

Evers ends April with flurry of environmental initiatives
Gov. Tony Evers used the last two weeks of April to push his administration's environmental priorities, releasing a clean energy plan for the state and creating an Office of Environmental Justice. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 6, 2022

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