Wisconsin Public Service President Chuck Cloninger (left) assists Greg Septon, President of the Wisconsin Peregrine Trust, (right) in the banding and official registration of this year’s WPS Peregrine Falcon “Class of 2013.” Seven Peregrine chicks recently hatched in nesting boxes on two WPS Power Plants located in Wausau and in Green Bay.
Peregrine falcons who like to nest at Wisconsin Public Service power plants have produced seven new baby chicks. The chicks were born at the inside nesting boxes on the roofs of the Weston plant near Wausau and the Pulliam plant in Green Bay.
The birds were banded earlier this month. School kids named the birds Boston Honor, Zippin, Journey, Sky Dancer, P.J., Lacey and Snow.
Oneida County residents have a chance to put the spotlight on projects they’ve been working on this year, at the county fair.
Oneida County UW Extension is asking people to submit projects to be displayed and judged at the county fair. There are youth and senior divisions, as well as one that’s open to everyone. 4H Youth Development Agent Lynn Feldman is hoping people will take advantage of the chance to show their work to others.
If you’ve walked in the woods or in long grass lately…you may have noticed more ticks than usual.
Entomologists report the recent warm and damp weather could cause an upsurge in tick populations in Wisconsin. Rob Deede from the Oneida County Health Department says the best way to prevent tick-borne illnesses is to keep the ticks off in the first place.
A decade-long Oneida county embezzlement case is nearing a conclusion.
41 year old Michelle Popenhagen of Arbor Vitae entered into a plea agreement Tuesday.. She pled no contest to three counts of misdemeanor theft from her former employer, Save More Foods of Minocqua as presented by Assistant Attorney General Michael Schaefer...
"...three counts of misdemeanor theft by employee, commonly known as embezzlement. Those offenses have offense dates of 2003 and 2004 as well..."
The Rhinelander city council Monday night sent a message to the Wisconsin legislature about giving state towns more leverage.
Bills in the legislature would put a crimp on municipalities' ability to annex property. It's part of changing rules concerning county development plans. A plan currently must be adopted by a city or village. The new legislation would change that. But the bills also give more power to towns to fight off annexation by cities as outlined by council member Alex Young...
Architects will be drawing up a plan over the coming months for expanding the Rhinelander District Library.
The Board of Trustees has selected HBM Architects for the redesign. Board President Janet Baer says the board chose the Cleveland-based firm in part because of its experience redoing Carnegie libraries.
The Vilas County town of Cloverland’s planning commission held a public hearing Thursday night on a proposed ordinance to regulate where state officials house sexual predators. About two dozen people attended, with many expressing strong opinions on the issue.
The ordinance was prompted by the placement last year of 37-year-old Steven Burgess in a neighborhood on Chicaree Lane where families with young children live. Burgess, from Lac du Flambeau, served 17 years in prison for attempted sexual abuse of a child. And his neighbors want him moved.