With little fanfare, the town board in Minocqua passed it's 2014 budget Thursday evening.
WXPR's Ken Krall talked with Minocqua town chair Mark Hartzheim about the budget which will remain frozen for another year. Oneida county helped November 12 by restoring funding for the Minocqua police dispatch.
The levy was set at $3.6 million dollars and the mill rate at $2.48 per thousand.
The “buy where you burn” principle still applies in hunting season.
The Wisconsin Department of Trade and Consumer Protection is reminding hunters not to haul firewood long distances when they head to their deer camps.
Department spokesperson Donna Gilson says doing so could introduce new pests to an area.
“There’s always that temptation to bring firewood with you because you’ve got some right in your backyard. IT’s never a good idea to haul firewood around the state. And in some cases it may actually be illegal to do so.”
The Rhinelander High School English teacher that is now facing drug and theft charges will not be back in the classroom. That’s according to District Administrator Kelli Jacobi. 35-year-old Joshua Juergens has been suspended from all school activities.
The Rhinelander District Library Board has agreed to cut hours to make up a budget shortfall.
This fall, Director Ed Hughes told the Rhinelander city council his budget was overdrawn because of an error made concerning employee health insurance last year. With the city and supporting towns experiencing tight fiscal times, they rejected an increase to cover the loss.
Hughes says the library board agreed to not fill a vacant position and cut hours...
Much was debated in Congress about mandatory across the board budget cuts called sequestration. The impacts the federal sequester made in areas such as air traffic controllers and military bands were widely reported, but the cuts are having an impact on meals delivered to senior citizens.
Ken Krall talks with Dianne Jacobson, the Director of the Oneida County Department on Aging about tough times for the Senior Nutrition Program.
Oneida County Department on Aging Director Dianne Jacobson. More information is available at the office in Rhinelander.