Mayor Dick Johns

In 2012, a large American flag was raised on a new cell tower in downtown Rhinelander. The flag was part of a deal to allow AT&T the right to build the large tower. The flag has had it's problems over time, mainly getting wrapped up around the tower or ripping.

Mayor Dick Johns announced recently an agreement has been reached with the company to raise the flag again in October. Johns says the company found a special bracket which they hope would eliminate earlier problems....


What Finance committee chair Mark Pelletier calls a "glitch" has been discovered concerning how Rhinelander pays its mayor.

The part-time mayor gets paid $1,000 a month, plus travel expenses when he or she is representing the city, plus per diem for committee meetings attended, same as council members. While the mayor doesn't vote during committee meetings, he or she gathers in the information. The mayor is often the point person with the public.

But Pelletier says one very important meeting has been left off....