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September 18, 2019

School board hires consultant to lead search for superintendent
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education took another step toward finding its next district administrator Monday evening when it voted unanimously to hire consultant Bruce Miles to assist in the recruitment effort. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 22, 2019


Fabich: Aspirus clinic addition will better meet area's health care demand
Having secured City Council approval of a site plan for an addition to the Aspirus Clinic in Rhinelander, the health care organization is anxious to get started on the project, Rob Fabich, Aspirus director of regional development, told the River News in a recent interview. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Rolling out sidewalk
It's not every day a new sidewalk is laid, let alone blocks of what is normally a busy street, but that's what has been happening along Stevens Street since late last week. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Diesel leak at VA
The Rhinelander Fire Department was dispatched to the Rhinelander VA Clinic just before 9:30 a.m. Tuesday for what appeared to be spilled or leaked diesel fuel. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Council learns budget transfer will be needed to pay legal bill
The Rhinelander Common Council on Monday tabled payment of a $42,735 bill from the von Briesen & Roper law firm after acting city attorney Hector de la Mora of von Briesen explained that a budget transfer will be required before the bill can be paid. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 12, 2019

'The truth is known in this room'
Rhinelander taxpayer Terry Friese spoke out Monday evening on the controversy surrounding alderman and former Oneida County detective sergeant Ryan Rossing. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Tiffany makes it official
State Senator Tom Tiffany. a Republican from Hazelhurst, announced his candidacy for the state's 7th district Congressional seat Tuesday morning at the Al-Gen Restaurant in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 12, 2019

The mysterious case of the walking quorum letter writer
So who really wrote the letter - the letter being a Jan. 30 missive questioning Rhinelander city council president George Kirby's leadership that has become the subject of a walking-quorum complaint in court? (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Library celebrates restoration of Carnegie entrance
A brief celebration was held at the Rhinelander District Library Tuesday to officially reopen the Carnegie entrance, which had been undergoing renovation since January. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Study finds severe workforce housing shortage in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA) recently released a groundbreaking new study, "Falling Behind," that shows a severe workforce housing shortage and highlights the need for bold bipartisan action now to address this growing concern. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 12, 2019

No injuries, minimal damage in Pukall silo fire
Firefighters from Arbor Vitae, Woodruff, St. Germain and Minocqua responded to a fire at Pukall Lumber on State Highway 70 in Arbor Vitae Sept. 4. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Chalk Outline
Annmarie Geniusz had an opportunity Friday to practice her chalk drawing skills ahead of Saturday's Chalk Fest. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Boat Patrol and Friends to perform Sept. 19 at Nicolet College
The homegrown sounds of Boat Patrol will fill the Nicolet College Theatre when the Northwoods-based band performs Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

City planning commission meets new consultant
The City of Rhinelander planning commission met Wednesday with the consultant hired by the Common Council earlier this summer to perform a land development audit and update the city's zoning ordinances. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Ahlstrom-Munksjö makes donation to 'Innovation Hub'
The Swedish firm that owns and operates the Rhinelander paper mill made a $15,000 contribution Thursday to help develop the future workforce of the area through a new program at Nicolet College. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 7, 2019

Public invited to re-opening of Rhinelander District Library's Carnegie entrance
The public is invited to join Rhinelander District Library trustees and staff at 1 p.m. Sept. 10 to celebrate the re-opening of the Carnegie entrance. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 7, 2019

City bow hunt returns Sept. 14
The City of Rhinelander has renewed the annual bow hunt for deer within the city limits for the 2019-2020 season. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 7, 2019

Paving away
Workers were busy Wednesday morning laying asphalt on Stevens Street just past Montrose Street. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Downtown merchants to host block party, outdoor art event
Downtown Rhinelander merchants are throwing one last bash to end the summer.

The Downtown Rhinelander Block Party and Chalk Fest will be held Saturday, Sept. 7. (subscriber access)

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Crews knock down Randall Ave. fire, rescue occupants
Quick work by Rhinelander firefighters Wednesday morning resulted in the safe evacuation of occupants from a burning building.
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Timetable set for construction of sports complex
Just under one year from now the School District of Rhinelander intends to open the Hodag Sports Complex which will include an air-supported dome for indoor practices and competitions. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Lake Tomahawk man killed in Iron County crash
A 39-year-old Lake Tomahawk was killed early Tuesday morning in a traffic accident near Hurley in Iron County. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 5, 2019

One injured in Labor Day crash
One person was injured late Monday morning in a two-vehicle traffic accident on State Highway 47 at the County K intersection, the Oneida County sheriff's office reports. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Three Lakes man charged with obstruction of justice in motorcycle hit-and-run case
The 54-year-old brother of the man accused in the hit-and-run death of a 23-year-old St. Germain motorcyclist Aug. 28 was arrested Aug. 30 for concealing from law enforcement that his brother had contacted him and that he had driven him to Three Lakes the night of the accident. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Oneida County highway committee hears property concern
The Oneida County Highway Committee took no action Aug. 29 after holding a closed session discussion regarding a vacant lot in the town of Stella. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Northwoods Regional Economic Development Summit set for Sept. 23
The 2019 Northwoods Regional Economic Summit will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 at the Lakeside Center on the campus of Nicolet College in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Wisconsin's credit unions post strong mid-year performance
Wisconsin's 122 state-chartered credit unions continue to have strong financial performance with loan-to-share ratios at 93.6 percent, up two-basis points from March 2019, and total asset growth up nearly 4 percent compared to the same time last year, according to data released by the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Rossing: I looked city attorney 'in the eye' and lied
Rhinelander alderman and former Oneida County detective sergeant Ryan Rossing said he lied to the then Rhinelander city attorney about who wrote a letter to city council president George Kirby last January questioning Kirby's leadership and tried to engineer a broader cover-up about the letter's authorship, according to an Oneida County sheriff's department investigation. (subscriber access)
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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Are you ready for some football?
Workers have completed the installation of artificial turf at Mike Webster Stadium in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Are you ready for some football?
Workers have completed the installation of artificial turf at Mike Webster Stadium in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Evers appoints Mathy to Board for People with Developmental Disabilities
Nicolet College employee and disability advocate Ashley Mathy has been appointed by Gov. Tony Evers to a four-year term on the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 3, 2019


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