Government

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

Credit en.wikipedia.org

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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Other libraries seeking directors
4:09 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Brewster Leaves UW-Extension To Head Demmer Library

Erica Brewster
Credit Oneida County UW-Extension

The leader of the Oneida County UW-Extension office is leaving that position to become the head of the E.U. Demmer Library in Three Lakes.

Erica Brewster informed county supervisors this week she is resigning to take the job in Three Lakes. Brewster is the Extension department head and also is the Family Living Agent.

President of the library Board of Trustees, Vicki Reuling made the announcement...

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3-0 vote against sanctions
4:03 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

No Disciplinary Action for OC Board Supervisor

Supervisors Carol Pederson(left,) Board Chair David Hintz(second left), Lance Krolczyk(right)
Credit WXPR

No disciplinary action will result for Oneida county board supervisor Jack Sorenson, accused by two fellow supervisors of violating the code of conduct for supervisors.

Ted Cushing and Lance Krolczyk filed complaints. Two three-member committees met Thursday to decide if further action was needed.

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Chippewa Co. vehicle thefts
3:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Man Sought For Vehicle Thefts In Northwoods?

Eric T. Hall
Credit Rhinelander Police Dept.

The Rhinelander Police Department is asking the public's help in locating a suspect in motor vehicle thefts in Chippewa county who is thought to be in the area.

Police Chief Michael Steffes says 38 year old Eric T. Hall is being sought as a person of interest by Chippewa county authorities. Eric Hall was released from prison 10 days ago.

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Husband and spouse plead guilty
5:25 am
Thu June 19, 2014

More Guilty Pleas To Oxycodone Distribution in LDF

Oxycodone
Credit commons.wikimedia.org

More guilty pleas in federal court to Oxycodone distribution in Lac du Flambeau.

U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil announced pleas from  25 year old Charlie Sunn Meshigaud and 27 year old Andrew Meshigaud, a husband and spouse. They pled guilty in federal court in Madison to conspiring to possess Oxycodone with intent to distribute.

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Report to Oneida Co. Board
3:39 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Retaining Staff Key To Keeping Juvenile Programs Effective

Oneida county courthouse
Credit Royalbroil-en.wikipedia.org

Retaining qualified  staff working with juveniles is a key goal for the Oneida County Department of Social Services. During an annual report to the Oneida county board on Tuesday supervisor Tom Rudolph wondered if the department needed more staff...

"....it seems to me that would be one area if we put more support into that effort in the longer term certainly have a positive impact on the county levy..."

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"Safety Is Sweet"
9:14 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Kids With Bike Helmets Get Rewarded By Police

Credit commons.wikimedia.org

Rhinelander kids on bikes could be surprised with a sweet treat if they are wearing bicycle helmets.
Since last week officers on patrol have been looking for kids wearing the safety helmets as part of the "Safety Is Sweet" initiative.

Police Chief Michael Steffes says this is the second year the department has had the campaign...

"....it's very important to us that all kids wear the bike safety helmet as it's the main way of keeping their heads safe while out and about on their bicycles...."

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State of the art courtroom
3:44 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Judge Praises Oneida Co.'s New Courtroom

New first floor courtroom
Credit WXPR

High praise from a Northwoods circuit court judge about Oneida county's new courtroom.

Oneida county took space on the first floor and converted the area into a modern courtroom, replacing a tiny room which often served as the third courtroom in the courthouse. Visiting judges were often packed into the small room.

Judge Neal Nielsen from Vilas county is also Chief Judge of the 9th Judicial District, including  12 north-central counties...

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Running for job to be 'fired'
3:32 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Rhinelander Man Seeking End To State Treasurer's Job

Credit en.wikipedia.org

He's been the city's mayor, a well-known businessman, a movie actor, a member of the Oneida county board and now he would like to be your state Treasurer. Until, he says, the public  abolishes the job.
 

Rhinelander resident Jerry Shidell has made the statewide ballot this fall as the Libertarian Party candidate for state Treasurer. He gathered the required 2000 signatures to get on the ballot.

Libertarians like Shidell would like to see smaller government, and he says the Treasurer's job has little to do....

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