Eight new faces joined long-time members of the Oneida County Board for the reorganizational meeting Tuesday.
The newly-seated board unanimously elected David Hintz of Three Lakes as new chair. Hintz has served as the board's vice-chair.....
"...thank you for the honor of being elected(chair) to serve the county board and work with you. I've worked with many of you over the years, talked to some(of you) on the phone and met some of you for the first time this morning and I think we have a good group..."
A street will be renamed to honor one of Rhinelander's fallen warriors.
At the urging of the Oneida County Veterans Council AmVets Post 724 in Rhinelander, they asked the city council to rename the current "Military Road" to "Adams Way". The street runs past the National Guard Armory. 26 year old Sergeant Ryan Adams of Rhinelander died in Logar Province in Afghanistan on October 2, 2009.
City alderman Tom Gleason says the local Post would like to dedicate the road at a future date...
Earth Day is April 22nd, and organizers are gearing up for the fourth annual Sustainability Fair in Rhinelander.
Co-chair Ann Eshelman says it’s going to be the biggest one yet, with about 30 exhibitors ranging from green contractors to local farms.
“It’s a wide variety of exhibitors. We have people in the construction business, we have people in the gardening business, we have people in the retail business. And we also have a lot of organizations that are conveying information about their sustainability mission.”
Rhinelander poet Brent Goodman once vowed he’d never write a haiku. So why has he been writing nothing but haiku for the past 10 months? As part this month’s Poets on Poetry series, Goodman tells how it all began with a course by Haiku Master Lee Gurga.
It’s April again, which for me means participating in a daily challenge called “NaPoWriMo,” or National Poetry Writing Month. It’s an annual project in which poets attempt to write a poem a day for the entire month of April.
Applying for a $1.6 million dollar federal grant was approved by the Rhinelander city council Monday night. But it left questions in the minds of some council members.
If approved by the feds, the grant would be the initial money to redo the underground infrastructure along Brown Street and downtown. The grant would be for 2016 and 2017, a year later than earlier sought.
While the matter had been in two committees, council members Alex Young and Steve Sauer both objected to the speed which the large project...potentially $9 million dollars...was going through council...