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Ceremonies around the nation
11:21 pm
Sun May 25, 2014

VSO: Memorial Day Time To Think About Freedoms

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The unofficial first day of summer is today, but for a local Veterans Service Officer, today is more than just a time to enjoy the day.

Oneida County's V.S.O. is Tammy Walters...

  

".....I get the picnics, and I get the boating and I get the fun and the unofficial first day of summer, I really do understand that. But gosh,if people would take one minute to think about without those men and women who are brave enough to go to war and fight for our freedoms. I think they would be truly amazed if they thought about it...."

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State-Federal agreement
11:07 pm
Sun May 25, 2014

New Tools For Managing CNNF Timber

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Late last week, a request to step up the battle against invasive pests and disease in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest got a boost. Environmental and administrative rules were changed to contract to remove, treat, or replant trees in areas with declining forest help. That was part of the 2014 Farm Bill.

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Federal grant application
8:21 am
Fri May 23, 2014

ER City Council Heads Toward Downtown Street Work

Downtown Eagle River
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City of Eagle River officials this week held a special meeting and took the action required to apply for federal funds to make needed improvements to Division and Main streets in downtown Eagle River. The city wants to make repairs to the street, storm sewer and utilities between Railroad and Third streets, which includes the intersection with Main street.

The price tag on the first phase of the project is $1,l67,000. If the application is successful, nearly half the cost would be paid through a Community Development Block Grant. The grant would provide $500,000.

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Personal reasons
5:21 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Scheussler Resigns From Forest Co. Economic Development

The Executive Director of the Forest County Economic Partnership has resigned as reported by the Florence Mining News and Forest Republican.

Jim Schuessler cited personal reasons for his decision. A call to Schuessler for comment was not immediately returned.

Schuessler has been a proponent of a proposed off-road park in Forest county which has been controversial. Proponents say the park would bring economic development. Opponents say the park could cost local taxpayers and question tactics used by those in favor of the project.

Clean up site
3:58 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

County, Rhinelander Agree On Lindey Property Sale

A future parking lot
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The Oneida county board has signed off on a plan to help the city of Rhinelander dispose of the hazardous Lindey Cleaners property downtown.

The former owners owe about $70,000 in back taxes, but the county was hesitant to foreclose because of the chemicals in the former dry cleaners. The city and county have reached agreement for the county to convey the property to the city, with the city paying 2014 fees.

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Coordinated response
3:46 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Large Drug Bust Near Eagle River

 

More drug busts in Vilas county. Sheriff Joe Fath reports nine arrests as part of a coordinated effort .

A search warrant was executed Tuesday morning at 3684 Highway 70 east of Eagle River.

The types of drugs seized were not reported.

 

Buried in Rhinelander
3:43 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Civil War Veteran Will Get Gravestone, Recognition

Civil War graves in Fond du Lac, Wi.
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Monday morning, Rhinelander and Oneida county will host the annual Memorial Day services at the Davenport Street Bridge and the county courthouse lawn. But following the 11:00 a.m. ceremony, those gathered at the courthouse could also see a special dedication at a local cemetery.

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Tiffany says as an OC citizen, he's concerned
5:46 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Sen. Tiffany Blasted For Local Election Tinkering

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Just before the county board election seven weeks ago, postcard sized political ads appeared in the mailboxes of four specific Oneida county board districts. The professionally produced cards had a similar message, questioning the county board supervisors positions on the sale of the former WPS building and also about the removal of dams in the county's comprehensive plan.

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Report back by September
5:20 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Night Meeting Proposal For Oneida Co. Bd. Fails, For Now

Oneida county courthouse
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The idea of holding night meetings in Oneida county has again been returned to committee.

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Challenging Petrowski
6:46 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

DeMain Declares Candidacy for 29th State Senate District

State Senator Jerry Petrowski of the 29th District will have a challenger this election.

Democrat and business owner Paul DeMain has announced he will run against the Republican incumbent.

DeMain heralds from Wausau and now lives on the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation near Hayward.  He is a member of the Oneida Nation and CEO of Indian Country Communications. 

DeMain says he’s committed to public service, job development, and small business.

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