An administrative lockdown took place this morning(Thursday) at Rhinelander high school for a routine search done by area law enforcement.
Lieutenant Terri Hook from the Oneida County Sheriff's Department...
"....this morning(1/22/15) at approximately 9:00 a.m., there was an administrative lockdown at Rhinelander high school. Periodically Rhinelander high school and the Oneida County Sheriff's office conduct random administrative searches of the school property...."
Hook says the school district requests these lock downs.
Business owners petitioning to disband Rhinelander's downtown Business Improvement District are nearing a trigger point that could mean the end of the district.
Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. began in 2006 as a majority of business owners were concerned the cash-strapped city government wanted to sell downtown parking lots and agreed to an extra assessment. Board President Dan Kuzlik says a few business owners have a large portion of the district. He says for every dollar invested, $13 dollars return. He says each year, about 19,000 people come to the downtown during events.
The federal appeals court in Chicago heard arguments Wednesday on U-S Senator Ron Johnson's effort to revive his lawsuit against Obama-care. The Wisconsin Republican challenged a requirement that members of Congress and their official staffers use the federal purchasing exchanges for their coverage.
Prior to a town hall meeting Saturday in Antigo, Johnson said he wants to look at Presidential authority....
Earlier this month, the Oneida County Board went through a 10 hour session to determine whether Veteran Service Officer Tammy Walters should be dismissed. Following the marathon session, Walters was not dismissed for eight allegations, but will face possible discipline on two of them. But the lingering effects of that tension-filled day came to the surface again Tuesday when the board met in regular session. The board considered a new pay grade for the county lawyer and Human Resources Director, as recommended by a study done last year.
It’s common to find artwork created by children in the schools, but how often do students have the chance to create music? As Emily Bright found out, a program at the SOAR Charter School in Land O’Lakes allows students to do just that.The SOAR charter school is one of four schools in the country to take part in Very Young Composers, a week-long program that offers middle school students the chance to compose their own music. Students pair with local professional musicians. Northland Pines Band Director Forrest Mann says no formal music training is required.
A Minocqua man has died in a town of Newbold snowmobile crash.
The Oneida County Sheriff's Department reports last Wednesday they investigated a snowmobile crash near Highway 70. The caller told the dispatcher the man was injured on the trail and his snowmobile was in the woods.
The operator of the snowmobile, 45 year old Jesse Wiesendanger of Minocqua, died Monday from injuries sustained in the crash. The Sheriff's Department says it appears alcohol was a factor in the crash.