Lincoln County humane society officials are thanking the community for their support as they handle the puppy mill situation.
Fifty-six adult dogs and puppies were surrendered Saturday to the Lincoln County Humane Society and workers have been scrambling to find places to put them all. Board president Patrick Hoerstmann says the community response has been amazing. "Right now we just have an overwhelming outpouring of support from the public. It's finally slowing down a little bit. It's been a constant stream of people, I've never seen our parking lot so full."
Wisconsin could be offering a health care option that is outside the realm of the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare.
During a stop in Rhinelander last week, Governor Scott Walker said he's been talking to the federal government to have Wisconsin residents get another option outside of the Affordable Care Act protocols.....
Holidays can be tough for those facing hard times, who may not have family nearby or even a home to celebrate in. At Rhinelander’s homeless shelter, community members and staff are doing their best to make Christmas a festive time.
Paper snowmen grace the windows at Frederick Place, and ornaments adorn a Christmas tree in the living room. Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing Director Tammy Modic says all the decorations are donated.
The last of three defendants charged after the heroin-induced death of a town of Crescent man one year ago has entered pleas.
Last week, 28 year old Richard Lewis entered no contest pleas to reckless homicide, and other charges in Oneida County Circuit Court. Co-defendant Jennifer Heiting of St. Germain has already entered as to similar charges, and both face possible 6 years in prison and nearly a decade on extended supervision.
Governor Walker recently signed a bill allowing bow-and-arrow hunters to look for deer within municipalities. Two city administrators in the region don't think the law will change much in their communities.
Several state communities had bow hunts to trim the nuisance deer herd within city limits. In changing laws concerning crossbows, the local municipal codes were set aside by the law, leaving local communities only the option to set how far hunters had to stay away from buildings.
Rhinelander Area Food Pantry is more than halfway to its fundraising goal for moving to a new location. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Rhinelander has donated $25,000 to help the food pantry buy a new building.
Rhinelander Area Food Pantry Executive Director Guy Hansen says it’s the capitol campaign’s largest donation so far.
“We have had two or three major donations. But mostly they’re donations of anywhere from one hundred to a thousand dollars typically.”