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Residents Go to Polls July 29th
4:55 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Crandon Mayor to Face Single Challenger in Recall Election

Over two hundred people signed a petition in favor of a recall election for Mayor Rob Jaeger.
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There will be just two candidates to choose from when Crandon residents vote in a recall election for mayor on Tuesday July 29th. 

Citing political differences, a citizen gathered over 200 signatures on a petition asking for a recall of Crandon Mayor Rob Jaeger.

But there was some confusion as to whether it would actually happen, when last week the City Council voted not to call for an election.

Spokesperson for the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Reid Magney says it wasn’t optional. 

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Differences in Health Outcomes
4:19 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

LEAN Coalition Event Considers Health Equity Across Demographics

A Northwoods health coalition is putting the spotlight on health equity next week, through a discussion with an expert on health in Native American communities.

Health equity tries to measure the quality of healthcare that different populations receive. 

Oneida County Community Health Specialist Kyla Waksmonski explains that health inequity is evident when certain demographics are less healthy than others.

“The ideal situation is that everyone, regardless of demographics – poverty, education status –that we all have similar health outcomes.” 

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Less travel for patients
2:36 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic Adds Cardiac Rehab

Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic
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Aspirus  Rhinelander Clinic recently expanded its cardiac rehab and therapy services.

The clinic opened on Rhinelander's north side in March, 2008. Regional Director for Aspirus Clinics, Rob Fabich says the clinic has had the therapy department open for more than three years. He says they found a need for a new physical therapist.  At the same time they determined they also needed more help with the cardiac rehab offerings...

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Get more public input
2:20 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Survey Asks OC Residents About Night Or Day Meetings

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County residents can help determine when the Oneida county board holds its meetings.

Recently,  the board directed a committee and UW-Extension to put together a survey to help resolve an ongoing debate about meeting times. Twice in the last several months resolutions came to the floor to alter the standard meeting time of 9:30 a.m on the third Tuesday to a later time.

Oneida County UW-Extension agent Tim Brown says some would like to see later in the day meetings...

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Continuing debate
10:55 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Eagle River City Council To Uncouple From Olson Library

Walter Olson Library Eagle River
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The Olson Library in Eagle River is looking for a new owner. No, the library is not up for sale, but after more than 34 years, the City of Eagle River does not want to own it any longer.

In a unanimous decision Monday evening, the council authorized the city attorney to transfer the library property to any other six municipalities that fund the operation of the library.

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Investigation Continues
4:00 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Human Skeleton Found Near Lake Julia

A human skeleton has been found in the woods of Oneida County.  A citizen in the Town of Pelican found the remains near Lake Julia.  The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office was notified just before noon on Monday.

Chief Deputy Dan Hess says detectives responded and did locate the skeletal remains of a human. 

“Skeletal remains were located.  Preliminary investigation indicates that it’s a suspected adult male.  It does not appear to be a recent death.” 

That means the death most likely occurred at least a year ago. 

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Boxes From Home
2:58 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Care Packages Sent to Overseas Military

AT&T is donating money to help send care packages to U.S. Troops deployed overseas. 

The nonprofit Military Support group is mailing nearly 50 packages to U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan. 

AT&T Spokesperson Jessica Erickson says the company announced the $2250 award Saturday at the Veterans Center in Rhinelander.             

“There’s actually going to be volunteers, as well as Representative Rob Swearingin, that are going to be on hand packing care packages, so we’re going to be packing probably about 30 tomorrow.” 

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Vilas county steep drop
2:24 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Most Northwoods Counties See Unemployment Drop

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Lower Northwoods jobless numbers reflect a slowly growing economy and traditional summer hiring practices.

The Department of Workforce Development late last week released the local unemployment rates. Price county had the area's lowest rate at 5.6 percent. Lincoln county at 6.7 percent, Oneida at 6.9 percent, Langlade at 7.4 percent, Forest at 7.9 percent and Vilas at 8.1 percent. Iron county had the states second highest rate at 11.3 percent.

State economist Scott Hodek says businesses hurt by a slow economy and the weather saw an increase...

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Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund
2:50 pm
Sun June 29, 2014

10,000 Acres of Public Land To Be Sold

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A Democrat thinks a move last week by the Natural Resources Board to sell off 10,000 acres of state land funded by the Stewardship program is not well thought out.

 Republicans ordered the move as part of the state budget they passed a year ago. Their goal is to reduce the debt incurred by the purchase of Stewardship lands. It was noted that the ten-thousand acres represent only a small share of the one-point-eight million acres of state-owned nature lands.

The DNR's Doug Haag  says under the law, all parcels had to be located outside of project boundaries...

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College Foundation
2:38 pm
Sun June 29, 2014

Record Number Of Scholarships At Nicolet College

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A record 308  scholarships for the  upcoming academic year have been awarded by the Nicolet College Foundation. The number is  nearly double the number awarded 10 years ago.

Foundation Executive Director Heather Schallock says exceptional students qualify...

"....our scholarships range from $500 up to $2,500 and they're for students in any and all of our programs...."

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