Prentice School District Administrator Randy Bergman says he hopes to have school back in session Monday after a fire broke out Tuesday. The fire at the Price county facility forced cancelation of classes for the rest of the week...
Authorities continue to investigate an armed robbery in Woodruff Sunday night. One suspect is in custody. Woodruff Police report getting a call that the Krist Gas station on Elm Street was robbed about 8:15 p.m. Police report an African American male, near 30 years old , allegedly demanded money and was given an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect fled on foot.
A Northwoods Veteran's Service Officer says everyone should pause and thank a person who served the country this Veteran's Day.
Oneida County V.S.O. Tammy Walters says the recognition by the public of the sacrifices many have made is important...
"....the sacrifices they've made are really unimaginable to most people, but they have made many sacrifices. Some will make sacrifices for the rest of their lives. I think as Americans we owe that to veterans. We owe this to them..."
Law enforcement agencies need to do much training to sharpen skills for police officers. That training often is done at locations far from the Northwoods and at a considerable cost. Nicolet College has designed a program to train law enforcement closer to home.
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is asking the administration to make a better plan in case of another propane crisis.
Baldwin, along with Minnesota’s Senator Al Franken, has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Energy, saying emergency protocols need to be in place should propane supplies get squeezed like they did last year.
A man who skipped out on two burglary counts in Lincoln county earlier this year was sentenced to four additional years in prison by a federal judge.
24 year old Tony Hurlburt of Elmwood, Wisconsin was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to 72 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a sawed-off shotgun. He had entered a plea last August.
This federal prison term is to run consecutively to a four-year prison term Hurlburt received in Lincoln County and will be followed by three years of supervised release.
The public is invited to the Oneida county courthouse next week to find out how county government works, then watch it in action.
The Oneida county board is hosting it's annual budget meeting next Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. at the courthouse in Rhinelander. This is a change from other years with a night meeting scheduled. There have been three votes to hold more county meetings at night, and this will be the first.
The Conover town board is looking at options for allowing both ATVs and a bike trail downtown. At Wednesday night’s special meeting, town board members decided to sit down with the state Department of Transportation.
Federal funding lined up for the current trail plan would allow only non-motorized use in the summer, and snowmobiles in the winter.
Vilas County officials want the town to allow multiple uses, including ATV access, on part of the railroad grade near downtown Conover.
Town Supervisor Karl Jennrich says local business owners support a compromise.