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May 20, 2019

Work resumes on Stevens Street project after snowstorm
Jamie Taylor/river newsThe real digging began on Stevens Street Monday morning, with detours and road closures springing up between Phillip Street and Timber Drive through sometime in June.
Jamie Taylor/river news


The real digging began on Stevens Street Monday morning, with detours and road closures springing up between Phillip Street and Timber Drive through sometime in June.
Last Thursday's snowstorm temporarily halted work on the Stevens Street reconstruction project, but it did not delay the actual removal of road surface that got underway yesterday. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 16, 2019


Gas main leak
Shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday, workers on the Stevens Street reconstruction project broke a gas main at the intersection with Phillip Street. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 18, 2019

One-Vehicle Crash
The Oneida County Dispatch Center received a call at approximately 3:40 p.m. Thursday reporting a one-vehicle accident on Thornapple Drive between Iverson Street and Woodland Drive in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Country Fest septic waste to be treated at city plant
The city of Rhinelander and the organizers of the Hodag Country Festival are moving forward with a plan to screen and treat waste generated during the annual musical festival at the city's wastewater treatment plant. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 18, 2019

School committee examines eliminating weighted courses
Several School District of Rhinelander administrators told a Board of Education committee Monday that weighted courses - those thaat count more toward a student's grade point average - should be phased out beginning with the incoming class of 2023 as a way to level the playing field for all students. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Three Lakes Fire Department receives commendation
Governor Tony Evers has formally commended Three Lakes Fire Chief Dave Kirby, the Three Lakes Fire Department and the local departments that provided mutual aid on March 4, 2019 when the Oneida Village Inn Restaurant and Motel caught fire on a bitter winter night. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 18, 2019

River News seeks clarification from school district regarding closed session
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education held a special meeting Monday evening to continue fine-tuning the district's five-year strategic plan and to address a personnel matter. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 17, 2019

DNR celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting and open house in Rhinelander
Arbor Day is an annual celebration of the benefits and beauty of trees, and to recognize it, as well as the forest industry in general, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources held a tree planting ceremony and open house Tuesday at the State Forestry Headquarters in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Two local school districts awarded Fab Lab grants
May 13 marked Fab Lab Day in Wisconsin as Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and state officials visited schools throughout the state, awarding $520,000 in Fab Lab grants to 20 school districts to enable them to expand fabrication laboratories (Fab Labs), which are high-tech workshops with state-of-the-art industry equipment. (subscriber access)
Thursday, May 16, 2019

City Council approves expanded agreement with outside law firm, RFP for new city attorney
The Rhinelander Common Council took steps Monday toward solidifying its future legal representation after the current city attorney, Carrie Miljevich, departs at the end of the month. (subscriber access)
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Swearingen to speak at Rhinelander Memorial Day Ceremony
The annual Rhinelander Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27 in the John and Dori Brown Performing Arts Center (formerly Rhinelander High School Auditorium). (subscriber access)
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Recreation Rodeo
Rhinelander Police Department sergeant Brian Colombino watches as Craig Dumar of Mel's Trading Post explains the importance of proper upkeep of a bicycle during the third annual Recreation Rodeo Friday, May 11, 2019 at the YMCA of the Northwoods. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Tourism Secretary-designee stops in Rhinelander
Wisconsin Tourism Secretary-designee Sara Meaney stopped in Rhinelander Friday morning, visiting ArtStart and the Pioneer Park Historical Complex, as part of a tour of the state in observance of National Travel and Tourism Week. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Trig's trucking facility catches fire
The Trig's Trucking & Recycling facility at 7050 Grossman Avenue in the town of Pelican, just outside Rhinelander, was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning. (subscriber access)
Monday, May 13, 2019

Trig's trucking facility catches fire
The Trig's Trucking & Recycling facility on Grossman Avenue in the town of Pelican was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning.
Sunday, May 12, 2019

Pushing polymers
Rhinelander High School students Isabella Anderson, left, and Kahlie Arneson work on gently pushing a wooden kabob through an inflated balloon Thursday, May 9, 2019 during a Society of Plastics Engineers PlastiVan presentation in one of instructor Sean Moore's chemistry classes. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Iliopoulos still waiting for lawyer
The Tomahawk man accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES) student in November is still waiting for a new defense attorney to be appointed to represent his interests. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Lawmaker's bill would end personal conviction exemption from vaccination
State Rep. Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) has re-introduced legislation to eliminate the personal conviction waiver from the state's vaccination requirement, a step he calls a proactive measure, given that hundreds of measles cases have been reported in the U.S. in early 2019. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Bilogan placed on leave
Long-time Oneida County forestry director John Bilogan is being investigated by the Oneida County sheriff's department following a complaint and has been placed on administrative leave, two Oneida County officials confirmed Friday afternoon. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 10, 2019

Hire Up event focuses on strategies for attracting, retaining workers
Regional economic development officials gathered at Nicolet College in Rhinelander Friday to discuss new strategies for attracting and retaining workers. (subscriber access)
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Forward Rhinelander to announce 2019 Top 10 Under 40 list
Forward Rhinelander will announce the second annual class of Top 10 Under 40 young adult honorees on Wednesday, May 15, as part of the monthly Business After Five event. (subscriber access)
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Fire prevention a growing concern during peak fire season
With spring well underway, all the leaves, dead grass, and debris which has been hidden beneath the snow is starting to rear its head. (subscriber access)
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Transit flap raises issue of meeting minutes as public records
Over the past several months, the Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission has become embroiled in several high-profile debates and issues that have raised questions about its transparency, namely, the commission's bid to eliminate county board approval of its budget and to abolish a requirement for an annual financial audit, as well as an open-meetings complaint filed against its executive committee by The Lakeland Times. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Administrator recommends forgiving golf course debt to general fund
As spring brings golfers back to Northwood Golf Club the city of Rhinelander is considering forgiving the nearly $2 million the golf course owes the city's general fund. (subscriber access)
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Guest potter
John Langer, a potter who lives in St Germain, was the guest artist at Rhinelander High School in Josh Calhoun's three ceramics classes and Flex period Friday, May 3, 2019. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Local economic development leaders address challenging start to 2019
Over the last year, Rhinelander and northern Wisconsin in general have taken some economic hits as major employers Doctors Foster and Smith (DFS) and Shopko both shuttered their operations, putting hundreds of people out of work in a short period of time. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

GOP vows to remove non-fiscal policy items from budget
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Iconic Hodag launches fan club
The Northwoods' most famous resident now has his own fan club. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

City attorney questions mandatory interviews with outside lawyer
Rhinelander city attorney Carrie Miljevich is questioning city administrator Daniel Guild and mayor Chris Frederickson's demand that select city employees submit to interviews with an outside law firm she believes does not have a valid contract with the city to investigate their specific human resources complaints. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 4, 2019

Careers on Wheels
Wisconsin Public Service lineman Crae Riese shows a group of Nativity Catholic School students the tools and equipment he uses as part of his job. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 4, 2019

Jacobi: Crescent lockdown standard procedure
An emergency situation near Crescent Elementary School in Rhinelander Wednesday resulted in a lockdown at the school. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 4, 2019


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