Longtime Forest county Board of Supervisor's Chairman Erhard Huettl has died. He was 82. A published obituary says Huettl was suffering from lung disease. He died Saturday at his home.
Huettl served 37 years as county board chairman, first elected as a supervisor in 1968. He served in a number of functions with the state County's Association and other committees and posts. He had a dairy and beef farm at Wabeno.
Visitation and funeral services will by at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wabeno Wednesday evening with services at 11 a.m. Thursday July 24.
A proposal to be able to house chickens inside Rhinelander will return to committee.
Jen VanOrder of River Street asked to establish an ordinance allowing 4 or less hens at a private residence. She listed a number of positives health and environmental reasons for the change including healthier food.
She says most people are concerned about waste and noise...
Damage was limited from a structure fire Monday afternoon in Rhinelander.
Firefighters were called about 4:00 p.m. to the 200 block of Maple Street.
Fire Chief Terry Williams says they were able to limit the damage...
"....when we arrived there was fire in the wall, we had a crew inside and crew outside...opened the wall from both sides. There were some embers in there...very little smoke damage...no water damage..."
School of the Arts Rhinelander is still underway; it wraps up on Wednesday. The five-day art school for adults takes place at the James Williams middle school, where the cafeteria and dozens of classrooms undergo a big changeover – practically overnight. School of the Arts Facilities Manager Beth Bloom says it’s not an easy task. She hires a team of 9 high school students to help with the shuffle.
Tuesday night marks the opening of the Northern National Art Competition at Nicolet College.
The exhibition features 86 works from around the country. Visual artist James Pace selected the pieces. At the opening reception Pace will speak about why he chose the works he did, and announce the winning recipients of $8500 in total prize money. Pace says the selections in the show represent a wide variety of media, styles and subjects.
The public is invited to a meeting called by the Department of Transportation concerning the repaving of 15 miles of road in Vilas county next year.
DOT Project Manager Dan Erva outlines what the DOT would like to do...
"....in Vilas county from county highway "M" to county highway "W". The DOT is planning on resurfacing the highway to address the deteriorating pavement. Construction is scheduled for the summer of 2014..."
The stretch from county "M" to "W" is about 15 miles.
National Public Radio recently reported a number of tuberculosis cases were confirmed in the Sheboygan area this spring. A Northwoods public health nurse says there is no widespread outbreak and nothing reported here.
The Sheboygan outbreak was found in an immigrant family. Officials quickly jumped in, and now think it's contained. Officials think Sheboygan could end up with 15 symptomatic cases and up to 200 people infected with the resistant strain but not yet showing symptoms.