Oneida county

Oneida County Fair
5:04 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Record Attendance at Oneida County Fair

Turnout at the Oneida County Fair last weekend broke the record for the four-day event.  Fair Coordinator Nancy Gehrig says the tally narrowly cleared 20,000.

“We beat our record attendance from last year which was around 17,800.  So every day the sun was shining and every day the fairgrounds here were filled with people.”

Oneida County 4H youth development agent Lynn Feldman says there were hundreds of entries for the fair exhibit at Rhinelander’s Pioneer Park.  And more than half of them were youth projects. 

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Committee skeptical
5:11 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Realtors Want Exception to Oneida Co. Sign Ordinance

Credit National Association of Realtors

The Northwoods Realtors Association would like Oneida county to loosen it's rules about signs on roadways. But that proposal is opposed by one government body, and met with skepticism by another.


The county controls signage through ordinance. Small signs pointing to a spot are allowed, but the realtors would like to display larger off-premis directional arrows to properties for sale.


At the county Planning and Development meeting, the proposal was met with opposition from committee member and realtor Jack Sorenson...

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Several possible sites
7:23 am
Sat June 22, 2013

Groups To Study Location For Two OC Departments

Erica Brewster
Credit UW-Extension

Oneida county is still trying to figure out where to locate some departments after two departments moved into the new Oneida Senior Center downtown.

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County Fair
3:33 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Oneida Co. Fair Seeking Your Finest Work

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. 

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Just fireworks
5:11 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

No Bomb Found In Town Of Piehl

The Marathon-Oneida County Bomb Squad was called to a town of Piehl residence Tuesday after someone suspected there was an improvised explosive device.


Oneida County Sheriff's deputies report they went to a residence on East Stella Lake Road. An investigation found the device to not be dangerous. A small amount of fireworks was discovered.


The Oneida County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Marathon County Sheriff's Office, Three Lakes Police Department, Three Lakes Fire Department, and Oneida County EMS.

Crash being investigated
2:38 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Crash Kills Rhinelander Driver

The Oneida County Sheriff's office reports one person has died from a town of Pelican traffic accident last evening.


Deputies report a 55 year old Rhinelander man, James Hagen, was killed in the one vehicle crash on County Road "G" about 6:30 Monday evening. Hagen died at the scene.


The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Oneida County EMS, Pelican Fire Department and the Pelican First Responders responded to the scene.


The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

The Digital Current
10:13 am
Thu May 23, 2013

OC Board Gets Techology Lesson

More arriving everyday
Credit Google Images

The Oneida County Board has seen the future, if it already isn't the present.


UW-Extension Community Resource Development Agent Tim Brown and businessman Don Sidlowski from Three Lakes presented board with what high-speed internet, or broadband will mean when fully implemented.


Rural residents have been lobbying for access to fast internet to help business and public agencies compete in an interconnected world.


At a special meeting Wednesday, Sidlowski and Brown showed the board why broadband should be a priority. Don Sidlowski...

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Large scale ring busted
3:39 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Suspects Charged In Burglary Ring, Oneida, Other Counties

Criminal charges have been filed against two men, Daniel Frausto, currently at the Dodge Correctional Institute in Waupun, and Robert Miles of Red Granite, suspected of operating a burglary ring spanning twelve counties, including Oneida, Oconto, Portage and Shawano counties..


Frausto and Miles have been charged in several counties In addition, charges are expected to be filed against others under a cooperation agreement.

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