A passenger on a motorcycle has died in a Forest county crash and the driver critically injured.
The Sheriff's Department reports the motorcycle driven by a 24 year old Appleton man went out of control on state Highway 55 north of Argonne. The motorcycle left the highway and struck a tree. The driver and a 20 year old woman who was a passenger were transported to a Marshfield hospital by helicopter where the woman later died.
No other information, including the names of those involved in the crash, have been released by Forest county officials.
Timber sales on state lands have produced a record $12 million to support habitat management, recreation and other offerings.
Chief state forester Paul DeLong says the the sales total is 9 percent higher than the year before. He says the timber sales are part of the master plans for the state lands and produce specific results...
The former treasurer of the Eagle River Jaycees has been jailed and ordered to pay back all the money she allegedly took from the organization.
Court records indicate Vilas County Circuit Judge Neal Nielsen Wednesday sentenced 38 year old Michelle Albaugh to six months in jail and a number of conditions for the theft of $16,000 from the Eagler River Jaycees. Albaugh also will spend five years on probation.
One of the conditions she must meet is writing a letter of apology to the Jaycees and to have the apology published in the Vilas County News-Review.
In 2012, a large American flag was raised on a new cell tower in downtown Rhinelander. The flag was part of a deal to allow AT&T the right to build the large tower. The flag has had it's problems over time, mainly getting wrapped up around the tower or ripping.
Mayor Dick Johns announced recently an agreement has been reached with the company to raise the flag again in October. Johns says the company found a special bracket which they hope would eliminate earlier problems....
If all goes as presented, within three years, Rhinelander's downtown will have a new look that promoters hope will last for half of a century.
Months of planning and public meetings ended last night with a final presentation to the public and city council about Rhinelander's Streetscape project.
The project will be roughly from the Wisconsin River on the west to Stevens Street on the east and Frederick street to the north. It would redesign the above-ground appearance of the downtown after the city does a major reconstruction of the below ground infrastructure.
The impact of tourism on Oneida county's economy was outlined Tuesday in a presentation to the Board of Supervisors.
Dana DeMet, who heads the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce also is President of the Oneida County Tourism Council..
".....travelers spent $185 million dollars in Oneida county in 2013. That's more than $5,000 for every man, woman, and child within our county. It accounts for over 2000 full-time equivalent jobs (here), and if we take it to a state level, one of every 13 jobs is tourism related..."