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February 22, 2020

City defendants answer Kingman wrongful termination lawsuit
The city of Rhinelander, its mayor Chris Frederickson, city administrator Daniel Guild and the four defendant council members have filed an answer to the wrongful termination lawsuit filed last month by former city public works director Tim Kingman. (subscriber access)
Saturday, January 4, 2020

Ripco pledges $50K to dome project
A venerable Rhinelander institution has joined the list of local businesses and organizations that have pledged financial contributions to the School District of Rhinelander's goal of building a multi-purpose complex adjacent to Mike Webster Stadium. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 22, 2020

College Visit Day
Students from 11 regional high schools had an opportunity to explore what Nicolet College has to offer them in terms of post-secondary education during the annual College Visit Day, Friday, Feb. 21. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Nicolet criminal justice students donate to RPD K-9 unit
Students in Nicolet College's Criminal Justice Club recently completed a fundraising project that resulted in the donation of $500 to the Rhinelander Police Department's K9 Unit. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 22, 2020

School board determines only AP courses will be 'weighted'
The thorny question of whether Rhinelander High School should offer weighted classes to those students who are able to handle more rigorous coursework - and which courses should be given the "weighted" designation - advanced to the full school board Monday evening where it was resolved with a 5-3 vote to retain the weighted designation for Advanced Placement classes only. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 22, 2020

'Something's gotta give': Volunteer firefighters, EMS personnel seek equal footing on PTSD coverage
Late into the night of April 26, 2018, a Spirit Air helicopter returning to Howard Young Medical Center after taking a patient to Madison crashed in the town of Hazelhurst. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Anderson, Losch advance to City Council general election
Voters in City of Rhinelander aldermanic district No. 5 advanced retired attorney and pastor Gerald Anderson and local educator Wil Losch to April's general election in Tuesday's spring primary vote. (subscriber access)
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Hardware issues
Rhinelander city clerk Val Foley, left, and election worker Mary Moxon work to clear an issue with the optical ballot reader at the Oneida County Aging and Disability Resource Center polling station Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (subscriber access)
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Local artists working with a variety of media had the honor of having their original works of art on display at ArtStart art gallery in Rhinelander from Jan. 23 to Feb. 8 as part of the "Free for Wall" community art exhibition. (subscriber access)
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Oneida County reduces wetland grading setback
After less than two years with a 15-foot shoreland wetland setback, the Oneida County Board of Supervisors voted 15-3 Tuesday to drop the buffer to five feet, as it had been for 14 years prior to 2018. (subscriber access)
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Signed and sealed: School board approves Burke's contract as superintendent
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education voted 8-0, with one member absent, Monday evening to accept the two-year contract hiring Eric Burke as the next district superintendent effective July 1. (subscriber access)
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Seeking creative solutions: Nicolet to host HireUp event Feb. 25
Creative entrepreneurs and local artisans are invited to explore the intersection between creative and economic development during Nicolet College's HireUp Series from 8 a.m. until noon Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Nicolet's Northwoods Center. (subscriber access)
Thursday, February 20, 2020

ELECTION RESULTS: Spring election
Retired attorney and pastor Gerald Anderson will face off against Rhinelander High School teacher Wil Losch on April 7 for a seat on the Rhinelander Common Council.

Anderson and Losch were the top vote-getters in Tuesday's primary election in the 5th aldermanic district and will advance to April's general election. Assistant county veterans service officer Jason Dailey finished third.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Kingman wrongful termination lawsuit set for trial in 2021
Former Rhinelander public works director Tim Kingman's wrongful termination lawsuit against the city of Rhinelander, its mayor Chris Frederickson, city administrator Daniel Guild and four individual council members is scheduled for trial in June 2021. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Frosty Paws
From left, Maggie Frost and Amber Cady were two of several people who took a moment with their K9 companions to enjoy the sunny and relatively warm weather Monday at the Drs. Foster and Smith Dog Park. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

DNR grants license for mineral exploration in Schoepke
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recently granted a Metallic Mineral Exploration License to a subsidiary of a Canadian-based mining company in preparation for the drilling of test holes in property in the Town of Schoepke in eastern Oneida County. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Seeking a 'furever' home
Oneida County Humane Society volunteer Kathy Crawford plays with Auggie, a 1-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair, Thursday afternoon. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Dist. 5 City Council hopefuls share viewpoints
Voters in City of Rhinelander aldermanic district No. 5 will head to the polls Tuesday to winnow the field of three candidates for the seat currently held by Dawn Rog, who is stepping down from the council, from three to two. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Group backed by Bloomberg, Bezos spends heavily for Church
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A political action committee, or super PAC, funded by Jeff Bezos, Howard Schultz, and Michael Bloomberg, among others, is spending more than a half-million dollars to promote the election efforts of Jason Church in the seventh congressional district Republican primary, a Lakeland Times investigation shows. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Algoma woman identified as victim of fatal sled crash
The Oneida County Medical Examiner has released the name of the 29-year-old woman killed in a snowmobile accident last Saturday morning in the Town of Stella. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Council approves resolutions related to funding for ABX expansion project
The Rhinelander Common Council approved three resolutions Monday as it moves closer to finalizing its plan to help fund the planned 50,000- square foot expansion of local plastics company Advanced Barrier Extrusions (ABX). (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Lincoln Street Accident
Traffic on Lincoln Street was snarled for over 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon following a car versus semi accident at about 1:20 p.m. (subscriber access)
Thursday, February 13, 2020

St. Patrick's Day pub crawl expands to month-long celebration
Mark your calendars with a four-leaf clover (or maybe a dancing leprechaun), because the ninth annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Brown Street in downtown Rhinelander at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14. (subscriber access)
Thursday, February 13, 2020

29-year-old woman killed in Stella snowmobile accident
A 29-year-old woman was killed Saturday morning in a snowmobile accident in the Town of Stella, according to the Department of Natural Resources. (subscriber access)
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Fire destroys pole barn in Three Lakes
A fire destroyed a pole barn adjacent to Bonnie's Lakeside restaurant on Highway 32 in Three Lakes late Tuesday afternoon. (subscriber access)
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Taste of chocolate
Dale Lang opts to try the chocolate-covered bacon at CT's Deli, while Jan Vanderpoel finishes off her liquor-laced chocolate pudding, Friday evening, Feb. 7, 2020, during the annual Taste of Chocolate event. Numerous downtown Rhinelander businesses offered chocolate-themed goodies, as well as special sales, during the event. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

County zoning panel punts on Minocqua hotel plan
The Oneida County Zoning Committee refused to approve on Thursday, Feb. 6, a conditional use permit (CUP) application for a hotel development between U.S. Hwy. 51 and Lakeview Drive in Minocqua, but the committee didn't deny it, either, sending it back to the town for further review. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

'In poor condition and getting worse': A look at road conditions in the Lakeland area
It's no secret that many Wisconsin roads are in rough shape and the Lakeland area is no exception. To make matters worse, the situation often becomes more pronounced in the winter months, as areas that were repaired months earlier quickly buckle under the pressure of winter weather. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Late Afternoon Ride
A group of snowmobilers make their way down a trail that runs parallel to U.S. Highway 8 near Rhinelander Thursday afternoon Feb. 6, 2020. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce ready to roar into 2020s
Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce officials and members kicked off a new decade - and celebrated the best of 2019 - late last month with a Roaring 20s-themed banquet at Cabaret Cove in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 8, 2020

'I want this to be a destination district'
When Port Washington High School principal Eric Burke sat down with the Rhinelander school board Tuesday for his second interview for the position of district superintendent he had an opportunity to articulate his vision for the future of the local schools. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 8, 2020

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