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November 22, 2017

Forward Rhinelander looks back on 2017
Forward Rhinelander capped a productive 2017 Wednesday, taking a final look at the nearly completed branding guide it hopes to use to market the city and reflecting on what one of the group's founders called a successful year for the fledgling organization. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Actors, veterans share stories in 'See Me for Who I Am'
Nicolet Area Technical College hosted a unique theatrical offering last week as the South Carolina theatre company Boots on the Ground performed its adaptation of "See Me for Who I Am" Nov.7 alongside Northwoods veterans and their loved ones. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Police department issues winter parking reminder
The Rhinelander Police Department is reminding city residents of the winter parking regulations which will go into effect on Dec. 1.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Peoples State Bank helps Military Support Group send care packages to troops deployed overseas
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Peoples State Bank has completed a collection drive for the Military Support Group, a local organization that ships packages to U.S. troops serving overseas. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

It's a wonderful Thanksgiving: Rouman Cinema employees deliver holiday meals
Rouman Cinema is continuing its Thanksgiving tradition of helping those in need.

Employees, family and friends of Rouman Cinema personally delivered Thanksgiving meal baskets to 69 families in Rhinelander and throughout Oneida County on Sunday, Nov. 19.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cost of Thanksgiving dinner less than $5 a person
You can be thankful for an affordable dinner this Thanksgiving, according to Wisconsin Farm Bureau's annual informal survey.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Standoff suspect makes first court appearance
A 21-year-old Rhinelander man is facing one felony charge and five misdemeanors following an extended standoff with law enforcement Thursday in the town of Crescent. (UPDATED)
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Uptown girls: Holiday fashion show features clothing for sale at local businesses
Downtown Rhinelander's annual holiday open house weekend included a special fashion show Saturday as models showed off various outfits that can be put together using clothing available for purchase at local stores. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

crescent crash
A two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. Highway 8 and Crescent Road snarled traffic for over an hour. The Oneida County 9-1-1 center received a report of the crash at around 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Oneida County Fair officials announce leadership opportunities
The Oneida County Fair Committee is seeking individuals to fill several leadership positions as planning for the 2018 fair moves forward.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Wausau man makes first appearance in Tomahawk homicide case
A 32-year-old Wausau man was formally charged Monday in Lincoln County Circuit Court with first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting death of a Tomahawk man Thursday evening. (subscriber access)
Monday, November 20, 2017

School committee approves bid for three roofing projects
The School District of Rhinelander operations and strategic planning committee approved a half-million dollar bid Monday from Maurer Roofing Company of Marshfield to complete repairs to the roofs of three school buildings. (subscriber access)
Saturday, November 18, 2017

City Council approves Kost contract extension
The Rhinelander Common Council officially removed the "interim" tag from city administrator Keith Kost Monday, approving an amended employment agreement that will keep Kost in City Hall through June 30, 2018. (subscriber access)
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Pelican sends two on Honor flight
On Veterans Day, Pelican Elementary School surprised two area veterans with tickets for the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. At top, from left to right, are Jim Pederson, commander of VFW, who accepted the Honor Flight ticket on behalf of Air Force veteran Mike Perry; Nancy Funk, special education teaching assistant; and Todd Sorenson, a U.S. Navy veteran.
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Foxconn officially motors into Wisconsin
As they get ready to make their way into Wisconsin, Foxconn officials have reportedly asked the state to study the possibility of autonomous vehicle lanes on I-94 - lanes for driverless cars - but perhaps the more immediate question is, who is really in the driver's seat when it comes to the economics of the $3-billion Foxconn deal inked earlier this month? (subscriber access)
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Lake Tomahawk board talks SnoFleas and roads
The annual funding request from the New Tom SnowFleas snowmobile club was on the agenda when the Lake Tomahawk town board held its regular monthly meeting Nov. 9. (subscriber access)
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Crescent Elementary locked down Wednesday due to potential threat
Crescent Elementary School was locked down for less than two hours Wednesday morning as a precautionary measure after the Oneida County Sheriff's Dispatch Center received a report of a potential threat.
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Oneida County adopts $16.3 million tax levy
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors adopted its 2018 budget Tuesday, passing a $16.33 million general property tax levy. (subscriber access)
Thursday, November 16, 2017

City Council approves $8.9 million budget, insurance carrier
The Rhinelander Common Council approved the city's 2018 budget Monday evening and opted to keep Security Health Plan as the city's health insurance carrier after receiving a final offer of a minus 4 percent rate increase. (subscriber access)
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Highway 8 crash
Just after 3:45 p.m. Monday, Oneida County 9-1-1 dispatch received a report of a report of a vehicle in the ditch on U.S. Highway 8 at the intersection with County Road P.
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Former sheriff's deputy bound over for trial in sexual assault case
Former Oneida County sheriff's deputy Lee Lech was bound over for trial on sexual assault charges Monday after he waived his right to a preliminary hearing during an appearance in Dane County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Welsh conviction vacated due to procedural error
Due to a procedural error, a 61-year-old Tripoli man's conviction on attempted first-degree recklessly endangering safety and operating a firearm while intoxicated charges has been vacated. (subscriber access)
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Freedom man draws delayed entry of judgment in Minocqua beating case
A 46-year-old Freedom man charged with a felony in connection with an incident in downtown Minocqua July 1 that left a man in a medically induced coma pled no contest to a reduced charge Nov. 7 and received a delayed entry of judgment (DEJ). (subscriber access)
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Stenz upholds previous bottling plant ruling
Forest County Circuit Judge Leon Stenz has dealt another blow to Woodruff resident Trig Solberg's long-running attempt to use water from Carlin Lake in Presque Isle at a nearby bottling facility in Marenisco, Mich. (subscriber access)
Thursday, November 16, 2017

New foreman reports on streets
The condition of Rhinelander streets is a common topic of conversation, among local residents, with many expressing frustration over potholes and ruts.

Now, however, there is concrete proof the city's roadways are in need of improvement. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Berth speaks at JWMS Veterans Day event
A post-Sept. 11 veteran was the guest speaker Friday morning at the annual James Williams Middle School Veterans Day Ceremony. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Veterans honored in solemn courthouse ceremony
Patriotic music sung by Nativity of our Lord students and a rifle volley performed by a VFW and AMVET honor guard punctuated a solemn Veterans Day ceremony Friday at the Oneida County courthouse. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

City making progress on Kost contract extension
Interim Rhinelander city administrator Keith Kost's contract extension is expected to be finalized this week. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Police chief plans novel approach to replace unmarked squad cars
Rhinelander police chief Lloyd Gauthier wants to take money left over from the department's 2017 fuel and vehicle maintenance accounts to purchase and outfit two unmarked vehicles in 2018. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Ripco makes donation to library foundation for new lights
It will soon be easier for local bookworms to see the titles in the stacks at the Rhinelander District Library as the library foundation is raising money to update the lighting in the older section of the building. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Flags for heroes
The Rhinelander Fire Department, Monico Fire Department and Aspirus MedEvac received hand-made wooden flags Friday as a "thank you" for assisting with Home Depot's fire safety seminar in October.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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