Government

College Foundation
2:38 pm
Sun June 29, 2014

Record Number Of Scholarships At Nicolet College

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A record 308  scholarships for the  upcoming academic year have been awarded by the Nicolet College Foundation. The number is  nearly double the number awarded 10 years ago.

Foundation Executive Director Heather Schallock says exceptional students qualify...

"....our scholarships range from $500 up to $2,500 and they're for students in any and all of our programs...."

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300 in attendance
9:08 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Electors Say No To Torpy Park Pavilion Proposal

The pavilion vote count
Credit WXPR

Minocqua town electors have turned down a proposal to build a new pavilion in Torpy Park.

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DNR operating order
2:54 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Two Meetings Friday On Rest Lake Dam Proposal

Two public information meetings take place this Friday in Manitowish Waters concerning the controversial operating order for the Rest Lake Dam.

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Vilas Bd. to decide
2:44 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Phelps Tries One More Time For ATV trails

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The Phelps town board has asked Vilas county for one more chance to open town and county roads to ATV's.

The board recently approved an ordinance allowing ATV traffic for a two-year trial period. The ordinance would need the approval of the Vilas county board.

Phelps town chair Colin Snook says the ordinance is largely the same proposal that the county board rejected two years ago.

"...basically what we're looking to do is make some connections as proposed to get us out on(county)_"A" and hookup with other trails in connecting counties....."

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No injuries reported
12:30 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Standoff In Rhinelander Ends After Six Hours

Law enforcement, including Special Response Team, at Pelican Street residence Tuesday evening.
Credit WXPR

A six hour standoff with Rhinelander police and members of the Oneida County Special Response Team ended late Tuesday when a man gave himself up.

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Marinette county
2:38 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Pellet Manufacturer Fined By State of Wisconsin

Wood pellets
Credit Tom Bruton-en.wikipedia.org

A Marinette county wood pellet maker has been fined by the state for violating its air pollution control permit.

The Attorney General's office announced the $50,000 fine against Wood Fibers, Inc.

According to the complaint, Wood Fibers conducted emissions stack tests at its facility on September 14 and 15, 2011, and September 10, 2013.  At both stack tests, Wood Fibers exceeded its hourly particulate matter emissions limitation rates.  At one of the  tests, Wood Fibers’ measured particulate matter emissions were nearly five times its allowed rate.

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Local concerns about road, traffic
1:55 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Driscoll Rd. Development Approved By City Council

Rhinelander city hall
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Six, 12 unit apartments at the end of Driscoll Road were approved by the Rhinelander city council Monday evening, but some near by residents don't like it.

Premier Driscoll Road LLC asked the city for needed permits to build the apartment complex. Local residents objected to the possibility of many more cars heading up and down the narrow street next to a cemetery.

City Administrator Blaine Oborn says the council and the developer worked out a development agreement. He says they listened to the concerns of residents along the road...

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Stopped for speeding
1:18 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

High Speed Chase Results In Fatal Crash Near Rhinelander

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A 27 year old man has died after a high speed chase ended with a crash just outside the Rhinelander city limits in the town of Newbold.

Rhinelander Police Chief Michael Steffes says Monday evening an officer attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding on Davenport Street. Steffes says the driver made no attempt to stop for the officer and sped up in an apparent attempt to flee.

The pursuit ended at the intersection of county highway "K" and Forest Loop Road where the suspect's vehicle left the road and stopped in the ditch. The man died at the scene of the accident.

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Terms Not Disclosed
2:56 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

District Reaches Settlement With Assistant Superintendent

A civil suit filed by Rhinelander School District Assistant Superintendent
David Wall against the school district has ended with a joint announcement
of a settlement.

Wall filed the suit in Oneida County Circuit Court in February, saying he
was owed money from raises that did not receive dating back to a 2007 contract.

No settlement terms were announced, but Wall did say he would retire from
the district when his contract ends June 30. He worked for the district for
17 years.

Older Adults and people with disabilities
11:30 am
Sat June 21, 2014

ADRC Of Northwoods Took 10 Thousand Calls Last Year

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The Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Northwoods is growing quickly as more older adults and those with disabilities turn to the agency with questions.  The state ADRC concept arose as a type of one-stop shopping for people needing help. The agency works under a contract with the state and helps people with questions find resources.

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