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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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Inaugural event
12:57 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Boom Lake Log Jam This Weekend in Rhinelander

Credit explorerhinelander.com

The Northwoods logging history  is the focus of the inaugural Boom Lake Log Jam, set for Friday through Sunday for Hodag Park in Rhinelander.

Chamber of Commerce Director Dana DeMet talked with Ken Krall about the event...

 

More information on  the Boom Lake Log Jam at Hodag Park is on the chamber's website at explore rhinelander dot  com or call the Chamber office 715-365-7464.

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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
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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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Iraq crisis to blame
3:33 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Gas Prices Rise Though Supply Is Ample

Credit commons.wikimedia.org

The recent spike in gas prices is not only because prices rise for summer travel but because of the turbulent situation in the key oil-producing nation of Iraq.
That's the assessment of a senior petroleum analyst for the website...gas buddy dot com Greg Laskoski...

"....we're at $3.74 right now, a week ago they were at $3.72. A month ago it was $3.59. So there's no doubt we're seeing increases. This is all across the Great Lakes region and certainly across the rest of the country as well...."

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New offerings, flexible schedule
3:23 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

School Of The Arts One Month Away

Recent School of the Arts at Rhinelander participants
Credit Daryl Youngstrum

July 19-23 the much anticipated annual event "The School of the Arts at Rhinelander". The event passed a half-century last year. Director Lynn Tarnoff and Ken Krall  chatted about some of the offerings this year...

Lynn Tarnoff of the UW- Madison Continuing Education Department and Director of the School of the Arts at Rhinelander. The school is July 19-23 at James Williams Middle School. More information is available on line at www.soawisconsin.org   or catalogs are available at the Rhinelander District Library.

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

Kids With Bike Helmets Get Rewarded By Police

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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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Company self-reported violation
4:07 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Merrill Company Fined By State For Pollution

Attny. Gen. J.B. Van Hollen
Credit wisconsin.gov

The state has obtained a judgment against a metal fabrication facility in Merrill for violations of state pollution control laws.

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen reports his office fined Merrill Fab, Inc. $60,000 including court costs.
The DNR compliant reports Merrill Fab was classified as a "major source" of air pollution for toluene and xylene. Officials say over exposure to these pollutants can be a serious health threat.

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Among top health departments
3:58 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Health Official Details Top OC Dept. Status

Oneida Co. Health Director Linda Conlon
Credit Natalie Jablonski

Oneida County's Public Health Department is ranked among the elite few following an accreditation process.

In an annual report to the county board, Assistant Director Carl Meyer said the health department is only one of 31 agencies to get this type of national accreditation. He says the department had to meet rigorous standards to achieve the designation, something that is rare...

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