Government

Mail theft
3:03 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Lincoln Co. Postal Worker Sentenced In Federal Court

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A Gleason postal worker has been sentenced in federal court for theft of mail by a postal employee.

48 year old Lisa Virginia A. Barker was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman to one year probation, a $125 fine and $80 restitution. Barker pleaded guilty to this charge last October.

Barker was employed as a rural mail carrier at the post office in Schofield until May 2011. In late 2010 and early 2011, after customer complaints of missing mail, the Post Office Inspector General conducted an investigation that found Barker had stolen items.

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Web, telephone numbers
6:10 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

State Offers Propane Assistance

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A state agency providing information to where there's money for lower-income residents to heat their homes with propane.

Governor Walker has directed the state Division of Energy Services to release $8.5 million in crisis benefits to counties and tribes that have households that use propane to heat their homes.

Spokesperson Stephanie Marquis...

 

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Government
6:00 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Northwoods Unemployment Remains Above State Average

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Northwoods unemployment remains well above the state average, but a state official says with one exception the rates are below one year ago.

The Department of Workforce Development reports Iron county has the state's highest rate at 13.3 percent. Vilas has the third-highest, at 10.7 percent, Forest county is eighth at 9.2 percent, Oneida county ninth at 8.6 percent. Lincoln and Langlade counties are at 7.6 percent. Price county is at 5.7 percent.

State economist Tom Walsh in Wausau says though high, the rate is lower than a year ago for all but Iron county....

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Death of David Stahl
3:47 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Prison For Vilas Co. Woman Sentenced For Heroin Death

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A St. Germain woman has been sentenced to prison for her role in the December, 2012 heroin overdose death of 29 year old David Stahl near Rhinelander.

27 year old Jennifer Heiting admitted to having heroin shipped here for herself and friends. Stahl died at his home in the town of Crescent. The drugs were allegedly traced back to Heiting and co-defendant Richard Lewis of St. Germain.

Oneida County D.A. Michael Schiek said Heiting admitted she was an addict , but that didn't relieve her of responsibility in Stahl's death, even if he was using...

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Board decides to fill position
3:41 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Minocqua Police Chief Position Being Advertised

Downtown Minocqua
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After evaluating many options, it looks like Minocqua will continue with a police department and it's own police chief.

Following the resignation of Chief Andrew Gee, the board explored the option of discontinuing with a police department and contracting police services with Oneida county. Town Chair Mark Hartzheim says the board decided against it...

 

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Part of Statewide Effort
4:00 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Groups to Conduct Winter Homeless Count

Volunteers will be scouring four counties this Wednesday night to tally the area’s homeless population. 

The point-in-time count is conducted by a coalition of groups called Northern Wisconsin Initiative to Stop Homelessness, including Oneida County UW Extension and Forward Service Corporation.  It covers Forest, Langlade, Oneida and Vilas Counties. 

Coordinator Lori Hallas explains the count is an important tool to measure the homeless population.   

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Pelican Lake area
9:20 am
Sun January 26, 2014

Firefighters Called To Saturday Morning Fire

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  A fire in the town of Enterprise, Oneida county, destroyed a trailer home Saturday morning.

Reports indicate firefighters from Pelican Lake, Monico and Elcho were called out after 7:30 a.m.

The home was on Eagle Lake Road. No injuries were reported. No report was given on the cause of that blaze.

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Remains under investigation
11:21 am
Sat January 25, 2014

Three Fox Valley Men Die In Friday Langlade Co. Crash

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Three Appleton area men were killed Friday night in a one-vehicle crash in Langlade county.

The Sheriff's Department reports they were called shortly after 9 p.m. to a rollover crash on Pickerel Lake Road near the Langlade-Forest county line. Deputies found a Jeep Cherokee overturned and partially submerged in Pickerel Creek. The driver, 69 year old Gerald Randerson, was dead, along with two passengers, 50 year old John Cohen of Combined Locks and 65 year old Daniel L.Krubeck, of Appleton.

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Looking for all ages
5:02 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

UW-Extension Survey Asks "Why Do You Live In the Northwoods?"

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A survey is underway to find out why people live in Oneida county. Survey proponents hope as many young people as possible participate.

Oneida County UW-Extension and Rhinelander Young Professionals are hosting the survey. Extension Agent Tim Brown says there is plenty of chatter why young people leave the community or stay, but little in the way of hard numbers...

 

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Successful since 2001
4:52 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

White Lake School District Goes To Referendum

 

Voters in the White Lake school district will go to the polls in April to decide whether to extend school district operating funds.

The Langlade county district is ending a three year approval to spend $200,000 over state limits, and District Administrator Bill Fisher says a similar request will be on the ballot...

 

"....the (White Lake) board approved going to a referendum for non-recurring purposes, $250,000 per year for three years for the purposes of maintaining basic programs...."

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