Ken Krall en Some Northwood Counties Rank Low in Population Health <p>Rural areas continue to lag behind other Wisconsin counties in overall wellness. That is one aspect of a&nbsp; 2014 County Health Rankings report from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.</p><p></p><p>Researcher Kate Konkle says this is the fifth year the report has been released. Konkle talked with Ken Krall about some of the findings. She says a variety of things lead to a healthy population including education, community safety, smoking, housing, diet and exercise.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:42:18 +0000 Ken Krall 17106 at Some Northwood Counties Rank Low in Population Health Power Restored To Much Of Northwoods <p><font size="2">&nbsp;&nbsp;</font><font face="Times New Roman"> T</font><font face="Times New Roman">he situation has dramatically improved for thousands of WPS customers in the Northwoods without power.</font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman">WPS spokesperson Leah VanZile has an update...</font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman"><i><u> </u></i></font></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:21:46 +0000 Ken Krall 17105 at Power Restored To Much Of Northwoods Anglers Favor More Trolling <p>Wisconsin anglers could use motor-boats to troll for fish statewide, under a proposal endorsed at the annual conservation hearings. The D-N-R announced the results this week of votes taken at all of the Conservation Congress proceedings on Monday night in each of the 72 counties. At least some trolling on all lakes statewide was endorsed by 62-percent of the nearly 59-hundred sporting enthusiasts who voted on the question. It's been a hot topic in the popular fishing areas of northern Wisconsin.</p><p>Kari-Lee Zimmerman is the DNR's Conservation Congress Liason....</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:11:19 +0000 Ken Krall 17053 at Anglers Favor More Trolling Rhinelander Council Approves New Boat Landing <p>A contractor to build a new Rhinelander boat launch has been approved. The city council this week accepted the bid of Janke General Contractors to develop the Boyce Drive landing at the site of the former DNR ranger station. The landing will be at the intersection of the Pelican and Wisconsin Rivers.</p><p>Committee chair Sherri Belliveau says it won't cost as much as first thought...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:05:36 +0000 Ken Krall 17052 at Rhinelander Council Approves New Boat Landing Survey To Sample OC Opinion On Piers, Boathouses <p>Oneida county residents will get a survey in a few weeks to give their thoughts on rules concerning boathouses and piers. At a meeting Wednesday, the same committee said they wouldn't add language to code that would allow mining in forest areas.</p><p>Supervisor Billy Fried has expressed a view that Oneida county should not have it's own rules over piers, deferring to the more lax DNR rules. He says the rules make it difficult to place piers. He also objects to the Oneida county rules where investigations are prompted by complaints...</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:59:23 +0000 Ken Krall 17051 at Survey To Sample OC Opinion On Piers, Boathouses Bucki Found Guilty; Large Drug Bust Near Rhinelander <p>Two crime-related stories for April 16:</p><p>A jury in Lincoln county has found 50 year old Mark Bucki guilty of killing his wife and hiding her body last year.</p><p>Bucki was arrested May 13, 2013 after his wife's body was found in a swamp in Taylor county. Anita Bucki had disappeared several days before.</p><p>The 1st degree homicide verdict requires a minimum of life in prison.</p><p>A sentencing date was not set.</p><p>In Oneida county, A large drug bust near Rhinelander has led to the arrest of four persons for alleged methamphetamine use, production and distribution.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:17:38 +0000 Ken Krall 17050 at Bucki Found Guilty; Large Drug Bust Near Rhinelander Hintz Named Oneida Co. Board Chair <p>Eight new faces joined long-time members of the Oneida County Board for the reorganizational meeting Tuesday.</p><p>The newly-seated board unanimously elected David Hintz of Three Lakes as new chair. Hintz has served as the board's vice-chair.....</p><p></p><blockquote><p><i><u>"...thank you for the honor of being elected(chair) to serve the county board and work with you. I've worked with many of you over the years, talked to some(of you) on the phone and met some of you for the first time this morning and I think we have a good group..."</u></i></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:44:44 +0000 Ken Krall 16999 at Hintz Named Oneida Co. Board Chair Partisanship Claimed In OC Board Races <p>Interests possibly from outside the area tried to influence the Oneida county board elections and a town of Crescent resident doesn't like it.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:14:37 +0000 Ken Krall 16997 at Partisanship Claimed In OC Board Races Rhinelander Street To Be Named For Sgt. Ryan Adams <p>A street&nbsp; will be renamed to honor one of&nbsp;Rhinelander's&nbsp; fallen warriors.</p><p>At the urging of the Oneida County Veterans Council AmVets Post 724 in Rhinelander, they asked the city council to rename the current "Military Road" to "Adams Way". The street runs past the National Guard Armory. 26 year old Sergeant Ryan Adams of Rhinelander died in Logar Province in Afghanistan on October 2, 2009.</p><p>City alderman Tom Gleason says the local Post would like to dedicate the road at a future date...</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:42:38 +0000 Ken Krall 16996 at Rhinelander Street To Be Named For Sgt. Ryan Adams Rhinelander Council Approves Downtown Grant Application <p>Applying for a $1.6 million dollar federal grant was approved by the Rhinelander city council Monday night. But it left questions in the minds of some council members.</p><p>If approved by the feds, the grant would be the initial money to redo the underground infrastructure along Brown Street and downtown. The grant would be for 2016 and 2017, a year later than earlier sought.</p><p>While the matter had been in two committees, council members Alex Young and Steve Sauer both objected to the speed which the large project...potentially $9 million dollars...was going through council...</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:30:18 +0000 Ken Krall 16950 at