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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 7:28 AM
One man has pled not guilty in a Lake Tomahawk burglary where several guns were stolen, one believed to have been the murder weapon in the death of a Lac du Flambeau man. (subscriber access)
  • One man has pled not guilty in a Lake Tomahawk burglary where several guns were stolen, one believed to have been the murder weapon in the death of a Lac du Flambeau man. (subscriber access)
  • The amount of disability and compensation paid to approximately 3,500 veterans of U.S. military service who call Oneida County home was just over $14.5 million in 2017. (subscriber access)
  • At its meeting last Wednesday, the Oneida County Forestry Committee set dates for its field trip to the Eagle Mine in Marquette, Mich.
    The committee will make the overnight, interstate trip Oct. 8 and 9. Some forestry department employees and any interested county board supervisors will also attend. (subscriber access)
  • At its Wednesday meeting last week, the Oneida County Labor Relations and Employee Services Committee approved entry into a contract with a Madison-based consulting firm to evaluate employee job performance, approve or deny raises, and assess the county’s standing in the job market. (subscriber access)
  • OC medical examiner resigns
    Larry Mathein, Oneida County’s medical examiner, has resigned his position effective last Friday, Aug. 31, at 4:30 p.m. Mathein was placed on paid administrative leave by human resources director Lisa Charbarneau on Aug. 23. (subscriber access)
  • The board of education for the Minocqua Hazelhurst Lake Tomahawk School District met in special session for less than five minutes last Thursday. 
    The meeting was long enough, however, to approve one year agreements with the Arbor Vitae-Woodruff and North Lakeland school districts to have each district provide $50,000 toward the new Lakeland STAR School and Lakeland Star Academy. (subscriber access)
  • The Minocqua Plan Commission last week continued discussion regarding a long range, comprehensive plan for improvements at Torpy Park.  (subscriber access)
  • One man was killed and another injured in the crash Saturday of an all-terrain vehicle in the town of Stella. 
  • Sanitation breakdown
    A complicated and long-running series of events has caused Three Lakes to rebuild its sanitation (sewage treatment) facility from the ground up.  (subscriber access)
  • Towns and counties across the Northwoods and Lakeland area have been experiencing ongoing challenges with short-term rental in the area. Tuesday evening, the Woodruff Town Board voted to permit Oneida County Zoning to enforce the process that will protect visitors and citizens from potential violations. (subscriber access)
  • After various departments of Oneida County government asked for $4.6 million in spending for 2019 — which would stretch out to $12,465,412 over five years — the capital improvement subcommittee whittled next year’s number down to $2.7 million. (subscriber access)
  • Three of the four cases in a Lake Tomahawk burglary where the gun believed to have been used in the murder of a Lac du Flambeau tribal member was stolen were not able to be moved forward Monday. (subscriber access)
  • The Oneida County Forestry Department is considering its options after learning a grant awarded by the Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Council will not cover the entire cost of its all-terrain veihicle/utility vehicle trail project in the town of Enterprise. (subscriber access)
  • Departments of Oneida County government took turns making cases for additional funding to the capital improvement program (CIP) subcommittee last Friday. (subscriber access)
  • One of two people charged with felony false imprisonment and attempted aggravated battery in Oneida County Court is still searching for an attorney. (subscriber access)
  • The Oneida County Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday whether or not to re-zone part of Hazelhurst to accommodate industrial use. (subscriber access)
  • A Marinette County circuit court judge has dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit against current and former officials of the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, as well as county corporation counsel Brian Desmond and various private parties, that included allegations of racketeering, official misconduct, fugitive flight, forgery, harassment, civil-rights violations, and even religious persecution. (subscriber access)
  • Jillian Buza pleads not guilty in nurse hostage case
    A woman accused of holding her nurse practitioner hostage in retaliation for restriction of pain medication has pled not guilty in Oneida County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
  • At last Thursday's meeting of the Oneida County Public Works Committee, highway department head Bruce Stefonek and supervisors reviewed plans for construction and detours in the area. (subscriber access)
  • As they did at last month's meeting of the Oneida County Labor Relations and Employee Services Committee, several county employees - most of them department heads - attended last Wednesday's session in a unified front to protect their privileges of paid time off (PTO) and flexible scheduling. (subscriber access)
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