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January 21, 2018

Alone at mayoral forum, Young makes his case
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Mayoral candidate Alex Young, seated at the table, addresses the audience during an election forum Jan. 17 at the Rhinelander District Library.
Jamie Taylor/River News

Mayoral candidate Alex Young, seated at the table, addresses the audience during an election forum Jan. 17 at the Rhinelander District Library.
Approximately 30 people gathered in the Rhinelander District Library meeting room Wednesday evening to watch city alderman Alex Young make his case for why he should be the next mayor of Rhinelander. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, January 20, 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

Library board approves 2018 budget
The Rhinelander District Library Board of Directors approved a $738,942 2018 budget Tuesday that includes a 1 percent pay raise for library employees. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Rhinelander man charged with second-degree sexual assault, battery
A Rhinelander man is facing a second-degree sexual assault charge, a battery charge and several counts of bail jumping after a woman reported that he beat her until she complied with his demands for sex. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Youth hunter making memories outdoors
Dylan Marose has been hunting for two years, but already has some great stories to tell. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Former Arbor Vitae resident charged with felonies
A Wausau woman with ties to the Arbor Vitae area is facing up to 28 years in prison after Vilas County authorities charged her with four felonies Jan. 8. (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

Tran seeks dismissal of second felony count in toddler death case
Attorneys for a former Rhinelander physician charged with child neglect in connection with the death of his 20-month-old son have filed a supplemental brief arguing the felony count should be dismissed. (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

Wocelka loses spot on spring ballot
No primaries will be necessary for this spring's Rhinelander mayoral and City Council elections as one of the challengers for the District 4 aldermanic seat has been removed from the ballot for making a procedural error. (Subscriber Access)
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Police and fire commission hires new officers
After conducting interviews Tuesday morning in closed session, the city of Rhinelander police and fire commission voted to hire two Vilas County deputies to fill the vacancies in the Rhinelander Police Department. (Subscriber Access)
Thursday, January 18, 2018

DOJ releases name of Forest County officer involved in Jan. 4 shooting
The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) has released the name of the Forest County officer who fatally shot a motorist Jan. 4.
Thursday, January 18, 2018

BMO Harris Bank supports food pantry
The Rhinelander BMO Harris Bank supports the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry.
Thursday, January 18, 2018

CoVantage returns a record $3 million in patronage to members
A record $3 million in patronage has been deposited into the accounts of members who borrow and save with CoVantage Credit Union.
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

Frederickson, Counter still seeking mayor's office despite nomination errors
Following a successful challenge of his opponents' candidacy papers, Rhinelander mayoral candidate Alex Young stands alone on the official ballot for the April 3 election, but it appears those interested in voting for either Chris Frederickson or Scott Counter will still be able to do so. (Subscriber Access)
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Snowshoe Racers
Snowshoe racers charge through the course during the Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association's (RASTA) annual Snowshoe Hare Snowshoe Race Saturday at Holiday Acres.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

State Farm donates vehicles to advance training in Nicolet College's auto technician program
Nicolet College's automotive technician program recently added to its fleet of vehicles for students to train on thanks to the donation of a car and a truck from State Farm.
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

Autism rate jumps to 1 in 36 U.S. children
In the highest reported percentage ever for autism prevalence in the United States, a recently released survey of parents by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) puts the rate for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in American children at 2.76 percent, or 1 in 36.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Employment integration bill gets positive hearing
A bipartisan bill that supporters say will promote state agency collaboration to enhance competitive integrated employment and workplace choice for people with disabilities sailed through a public hearing last week. (Subscriber Access)
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

It's 2018, and political campaigns are ramping up
The mid-term election year is here, and, two weeks after New Year's Day, candidates in both parties are off and running toward next November's election. (Subscriber Access)
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Walker backs GOP sparsity aid increase for rural schools
Gov. Scott Walker said last week he is supporting legislation authored by Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) to provide additional sparsity aid and a low revenue ceiling increase for rural schools. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

School board denies former swim coach's request for hearing
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education has denied former high school swim coach Lindsay Byrka's request for a hearing on the events that led to her decision to step down from her position with the girls' team. (subscriber access)
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Children create Green Bay Packers art at TGIArt Friday
Football season may be over in Wisconsin, but the Green Bay Packers continue to inspire. (subscriber access)
Saturday, January 13, 2018

RHS students compete in annual Financial Investment Challenge Bowl
Students from three Northwoods schools put their financial knowledge to the test Wednesday at the annual Financial Investment Challenge Bowl hosted by Nicolet Area Technical College in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Citizens Police Academy to return in March
The City of Rhinelander will be hold its 11th Citizen's Police Academy this spring, the police department announced Thursday.
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Frederickson, Counter off mayoral ballot after challenge
Two of three candidates for mayor of Rhinelander are officially off the ballot for the spring election after the third candidate successfully challenged their candidacy papers.
(1 comments)

Friday, January 12, 2018

WisDOT briefs City Council on intersection project
Two representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) appeared before the Rhinelander City Council Monday evening to answer questions from the alderpersons regarding the reconstruction of the intersection of U.S. Highway 8 and State Highway 47 scheduled to get underway in the spring of 2019. (subscriber access)
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Water main break creates 'bubble' in city street
A water main under Stevens Street in front of ArtStart in Rhinelander broke Tuesday morning, creating a large bubble in the pavement. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 11, 2018


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