Practiced in Rhinelander in 1935
2:51 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Rhinelander To Invite Packers To Honor 80th Anniversary

80 years later a city park.
Credit WXPR

A Rhinelander city committee is asking the Green Bay Packers to join in a ceremony this summer noting the 80th anniversary of the Packers practicing at Sarocka Field.

The Historic Preservation Commission is planning to have a ceremony at the field this August. In 1935, Packer founder and coach Curly Lambeau and the team practiced at the field for a week, staying at the Pinewood Lodge on Lake Thompson east of Rhinelander.

Dawn Rog chairs the Commission. They're drafting a letter to the Packers asking the team to be a part of the ceremony...


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League of Women Voters
3:37 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Website Helps Voters Find Out Information On Races

Credit League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods is inviting the public to look at what is termed a "one stop shop" for the April 7 election. A more complete "Voters Guide" is expected to be available by mid-March.

Called "", the site will have a variety of information about the candidates for town and school board races in the Northwoods..says the League's local president Yolan Mistele...


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Long time investigation
4:16 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

No Charges Filed in VC Sheriff's Investigation Into Landfill Venture Group

A meeting next week in closed session in Eagle River will discuss  a years-long investigation by the Vilas County Sheriff's Department into some operations of the Highway "G" landfill near Eagle River.

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Most difficult part of winter
4:46 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Heating Assistance Money Still Available For Those Eligible

Propane truck


Michigan Propane Gas Association is reminding Upper Peninsula residents to check a website to find out about home heating assistance money that might be available.

Association spokesperson Joe Ross says low income U.P. residents can find out more information at the website heating


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Long legal and military career
3:20 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Daley Says He Would End 'Activism' On State Supreme Court

Judge James Daley
Credit Daley campaign

A long time Rock County judge says he would end what he calls 'judicial activism' if he is elected to the State Supreme Court April 7.

Judge James Daley is running against Judge Ann Walsh-Bradley who is running for a third ten-year term.

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Investigations continue
9:54 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Snowmobile Fatality ID'd, Fire, Thursday In Oneida Co.


One person died in a snowmobile crash Thursday afternoon in Lake Tomahawk and a fire destroys a house.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Department reports 55 year old Douglas A. Groy of DeForest, Wisconsin died at the scene. The Sheriff's Department was called shortly after 5 p.m. when Groy's snowmobile struck a tree on Birch Road.

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Majority of states at 70 or more
3:19 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

70 MPH On Rural Four Lanes Looks More Likely


Two Northwoods legislators think a bill to increase the speed limit on Wisconsin's four lanes five miles per hour will be met favorably.

The bill authored in the Assembly would give the Department of Transportation the authority to up the Interstate speed limit to 70 from the current 65 but wouldn't be required to do so.

Representative Rob Swearingen sits on the Assembly Transportation committee thinks it will move forward. He says a majority of people testifying at a hearing this week were in favor of the bill..

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April annual meeting
3:03 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Town Electors To Vote On Boulder Junction Police Chief

The town electors will have a say as the Boulder Junction town board looks at an open police and fire chief position.

Town chair Charlie Spencer says with the recent retirement of Jim Hanson, the town board is looking for public input to help determine what to do....


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Remember pets too
4:32 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Stay Safe In The Cold Says Emergency Management


It only takes a step out the door before you know it's much colder than average for mid-to-late February. Cold can be a killer if you're not properly protected.

Oneida County Emergency Management spokesperson Dawn Robinson says there is one easy way to stay safe...

 "....if you do not need to travel, don't during this cold, bitter time. Not only do we need to limit our amount of time that we're outdoors, along with the time outside for our pets, it's hard on our cars as well...."

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Two candidates from Nicolet
4:13 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Five Nicolet College President Candidates Meet Public

Credit Nicolet College

Nicolet College faculty, staff, students and the public had a chance to hear from the five finalists who want to be the next President of Nicolet College. The Board of Trustees held an open forum so the finalists could talk about their credentials and viewpoints. The college has been looking for a new leader after Libby Burmaster left last summer for a job in Maryland.

Dr. Kenneth Urban has been interim president and is a finalist. He says the focus has to be on students and the Northwoods..


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