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.
Michigan voters Tuesday clearly backed not hunting wolves in Michigan, but wolf hunt supporters say the votes mean little, as a hunt has been authorized for March.
One measure removed the wolf from the state endangered list and classified it as a game species. The other empowered the appointed Natural Resources Commission to decide whether wolves should be hunted. The outcome of Tuesday's election voids both laws. But the Legislature passed yet another wolf hunt bill this summer that remains in effect.
Republicans won major victories in statewide contests on Election Day.
Unofficial election night totals indicate Republican Governor Scott Walker will serve another term, as will Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. Meanwhile incumbent Democrat Secretary of State Doug La Follette will stay on in the position.
Republican Brad Schimel will be the state’s Attorney General, beating Democrat Susan Happ.
Republican Matt Adamcyk will be Treasurer.
In the 7th U.S. Congressional District, incumbent Republican Sean Duffy beat Democratic challenger Kelly Westlund.
Rhinelander resident Jerry Shidell worked hard to take his message "hire me, then fire me" across Wisconsin to become the next state Treasurer. While he didn't win the election, Shidell says he got his message out.
Shidell garnered about 2 percent of the vote as a Libertarian candidate. In an earlier interview, Shidell said he would work to get the Treasurer's job eliminated. He says the job duties have almost entirely been stripped away.
Tuesday, Shidell said he thought his campaign made an impact...
The case against an Arbor Vitae woman for allegedly embezzling tens of thousands of dollars might be moving toward a resolution.
47 year old Brenda Wigglesworth is charged with two counts of theft from a business setting of more than $10,000. Wigglesworth was the office manager at the Northwoods Animal Hospital in Minocqua. Investigators allege she did not always deposit all the cash from daily transactions. Other irregularities were also allegedly discovered.