Republican state Representative Rob Swearingen thought last week's forum on education had other motives...
".....you have a retiring Senator....along with a freshman Representative from the Wausau area. So coming up into the 12th Senate District or the 34th Assembly district appears to be a political stunt...."
Swearingen is talking about Republican State Senator Dale Schultz and Republican Mandy Wright from Wausau. Both legislators held a forum on rural school funding in Rhinelander.
The Rhinelander District Library Board has selected a new Director.
Board President Jan Baer made the announcement....
"....we have hired a new library Director and that person's name is Virginia Roberts. She is currently the Director at the Chippewa Falls Public Library. But she wants to come closer to family who live in the general area here..."
Former Director Ed Hughes left in May for a library job in Mississippi.
Baer says Roberts has extensive experience and degrees for the position...
Wisconsin public schools are facing a crisis, that message delivered by two state legislators in a presentation given in Rhinelander Thursday evening.
In a show of bipartisan concern, Republican State Senator Dale Schultz and Democrat Assemblywoman Mandy Wright are taking their message around the state, in an effort to explain the situation and motivate citizens to challenge their legislators to work together to address what's seen in rural Wisconsin as an unfair school funding system.
Eagle River officials are moving closer to allowing all-terrain vehicles…ATV’s…to operate in the city.
The common council Tuesday night appointed Alder Kim Schaefer to work with Town of Lincoln officials on developing routes for ATV’s.
Mark Kirby of Three Lakes, president of the Nicolet ATV Club, presented a plan that would route ATV’s between Dyer road and downtown Eagle River on the Three Eagle Trail. The ATV’s would cross highway 70 at Sundstein road and follow city streets to Riverview park, where they would cross the bridge on the snowmobile trail.
A donation will enable the unused skate park behind the Rhinelander police and fire building to once again open.
Many years ago, a skateboard park was built just off the downtown. The park at Phillip and Alban streets has sat idle for a time. At last night's city council meeting, council member Sherri Belliveau said a citizen came forward with a donation...