Government http://wxpr.org en Nicolet College Gets $1.9 Million Fast Forward Grant http://wxpr.org/post/nicolet-college-gets-19-million-fast-forward-grant <p>Nicolet College in Rhinelander has</p><p></p><p>picked up a $1.9 million dollar state grant which will train more than 300 area workers in high-demand technical jobs.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:59:12 +0000 Ken Krall 21453 at http://wxpr.org Nicolet College Gets $1.9 Million Fast Forward Grant Motorcycle Crash Injures One In Woodboro http://wxpr.org/post/motorcycle-crash-injures-one-woodboro <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A motorcyclist injured in a crash in Oneida County has been identified as 33-year-old Jed M. Travis of Weston.&nbsp;</span></p><p>He was injured in a single-vehicle accident Saturday evening in the town of Woodboro.</p><p>Around 5:30 pm, the Oneida County Sheriff’s office received several 911 calls of a motorcycle accident on Highway 8 near Birch Bay Road.</p><p>Travis was the only person involved in the accident.&nbsp; He was airlifted to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:08:37 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21416 at http://wxpr.org Second Half Property Taxes Due http://wxpr.org/post/second-half-property-taxes-due <p></p><p>Property taxpayers are asked to note the second installment payment is due&nbsp; on July 31.</p><p><br />Oneida County Treasurer Kris Osterman says missing this deadline will result in interest being charged...</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:17:00 +0000 Ken Krall 21314 at http://wxpr.org Second Half Property Taxes Due Downtown Rhinelander Streetscape Meeting Wednesday http://wxpr.org/post/downtown-rhinelander-streetscape-meeting-wednesday <p></p><p>Wednesday evening,&nbsp; the public is invited to a return meeting to help shape what downtown Rhinelander will look like the next half-century.</p><p><br />City officials are planning an upgrade of the underground utilities in 2016 with a primary focus on Davenport, Brown and Stevens Streets. About the same time, Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. is helping to coordinate a re-do of the above ground portion called the "streetscape".</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:31:00 +0000 Ken Krall 21298 at http://wxpr.org Downtown Rhinelander Streetscape Meeting Wednesday Tribe Celebrates Return of Strawberry Island http://wxpr.org/post/tribe-celebrates-return-strawberry-island <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lac du Flambeau celebrated the tribe’s purchase of the historic Strawberry Island Thursday. &nbsp;The</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;land was privately held for over a hundred years.</span></p><p>About a hundred people gathered on Sand Beach across from the island that gets its name from its strawberry-like shape.&nbsp; It’s the site of an important battle between the Ojibwe and the Sioux peoples.&nbsp; Lac du Flambeau Chairman Tom Maulson says it’s also spiritually important.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:36:49 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21272 at http://wxpr.org Tribe Celebrates Return of Strawberry Island ER Library Negotiations Continue, Andrews Named Library Director http://wxpr.org/post/er-library-negotiations-continue-andrews-named-library-director <p></p><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; At a meeting Wednesday,&nbsp; the trustees of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River discussed the effort to transfer ownership of the library property to the town of Lincoln.&nbsp; The City of Eagle River has owned the property since the library was built in 1980.&nbsp; However, City officials want to transfer ownership of the property and end its service as fiscal agent by August 15th.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:38:20 +0000 Mary Jo Berner 21230 at http://wxpr.org ER Library Negotiations Continue, Andrews Named Library Director No Foul Play Expected in Schinke Death http://wxpr.org/post/no-foul-play-expected-schinke-death <p>Vilas county authorities say no foul play is suspected in the death of Sandra Schinke of Plum Lake, whose body was found&nbsp; almost 18 months after she disappeared.</p><p><br />Schinke was reported missing from her residence in Plum Lake on April 6, 2012. Her body was found near a snowmobile trail on September 20, 2013. Schinke's remains were found east of Sayner in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest. At the time of death she was 55 years old.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:33:05 +0000 Ken Krall 21208 at http://wxpr.org Lincoln Board Asks Public To Advise On Medicaid Money http://wxpr.org/post/lincoln-board-asks-public-advise-medicaid-money <p></p><p>Lincoln&nbsp;&nbsp; has become the fifth county board in Wisconsin to ask voters about accepting federal funds for BadgerCare.</p><p><br />The advisory referendum will be on the November ballot.</p><p><br />The Walker administration and the legislature declined the money to help pay for Medicaid, known in Wisconsin as BadgerCare. The money was available through the Affordable Care Act.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:53:52 +0000 Ken Krall 21197 at http://wxpr.org Lincoln Board Asks Public To Advise On Medicaid Money Gas Prices Should Drop Substantially Soon http://wxpr.org/post/gas-prices-should-drop-substantially-soon <p></p><p>A nation that is awash with oil will cause gas prices to plummet soon, even in the middle of the&nbsp; tourist-busy summer season. That assessment from Patrick DeHaan, a Senior Petroleum Analyst for the website gasbuddy.com . He talked with Ken Krall about gas prices...<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><br /><br />&nbsp; Patrick DeHaan from the website gasbuddy.com</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:06:18 +0000 Ken Krall 21137 at http://wxpr.org Gas Prices Should Drop Substantially Soon County Wants Input on Boathouse and Pier Rules http://wxpr.org/post/county-wants-input-boathouse-and-pier-rules <p></p><p>At the direction of the Oneida County Board, the Planning and Development committee wants the public to take an on-line survey concerning boathouses and piers.</p><p><br />Both issues have been debated at length over several years by the county. When some changes were proposed in the boathouse rules, the board decided to get more input before making a decision. While the state has rules governing piers, counties can have rules more strict than the state rules, as Oneida county does.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:26:34 +0000 Ken Krall 21136 at http://wxpr.org County Wants Input on Boathouse and Pier Rules