After years of study, the town of Minocqua will have a new fire station to replace its main station in use since the early 1970s. At a special meeting of town electors Thursday attended by several Minocqua firefighters, voters...
The Oneida County Planning and Development committee reconvened Wednesday at the Oneida County Courthouse in Rhinelander. There were not many pressing issues on the docket, but a few smaller concerns were addressed. (subscriber...
The Lakeland Union High School Curriculum Committee met on Thursday, Oct. 20 to discuss a variety of agenda items from teacher SLO's (Selective Learning Objectives) to a review of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering...
At a get-together in the Arbor Vitae town hall Thursday, Arbor Vitae road crew foreman Mike Welch, left, retiring after 26 years, reads a brief message to town chairman Frank Bauers and family, friends and co-workers assembled...
In the wake of lingering questions about the way the sheriff's department handled an internal allegation of rape, as well as about the lack of county oversight of the sheriff's department, members of the Oneida County Public Safety Committee said Thursday they would examine a wide range of policies related to agency disciplinary investigations and accountability. (subscriber access)
The Department of Justice is warning counties across the state to be more diligent when it comes to advising the public that a quorum of a committee may be present at a meeting of a separate panel or commission. (subscriber access)
Construction began this past summer on a new youth center in Lac du Flambeau. Located just east of Lac du Flambeau School, the Abinoojiiyag (Youth) Center will house a full-sized basketball court and several rooms for education and arts. (subscriber access)
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors took another step in supporting the forestry department Oct. 18 when it approved an additional forester position and passed a resolution to have the county forest become Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. (subscriber access)
As many businesses and municipalities in the Northwoods know, it's becoming increasingly difficult to attract involvement from younger generations in the area. Whether it's workforce employment, community events participation or simply coming up here to live, the Northwoods is trying to build a stronger basis for the younger generations' presence. (subscriber access)
Since the founding of our nation our countrymen have faced enormous challenges but have always risen to the occasion as a united people. Whether it was war, epidemics, economic crises or horrific acts of nature, we survived and prospered.
For reasons best known to Donald Trump and his campaign, they seem to believe that the best way to deflect the ongoing deluge of sexual assault accusations against him is to keep repeating old stories about Bill Clinton. If the former president did something wrong once upon a time, according to this theory, then Hillary Clinton is also guilty by association.
The fix is in on this presidential election, and everybody knows it.
The Democratic establishment, the Republican establishment, and the nation's media establishment have all decreed that Hillary Clinton shall be our ruler, and so in October they have engaged in an obviously coordinated plan to destroy Donald Trump. (subscriber access) (1 comments)
Eleven years ago, the re-elected George W. Bush was president, and Hillary Clinton was both the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate from New York and the first spouse of a president in U.S. history to have won election to any public office. (subscriber access)
Most Americans may no longer remember Michael Chertoff, the New Jersey Republican who once headed the Department of Homeland Security - and who earned that position in part to reward his work on the Senate Whitewater Committee, where he served under New York's Alfonse D'Amato as chief counsel.
It is all but impossible for you or for me to understand, let alone appreciate, how painfully public and publicly painful it must be for a losing major-party presidential nominee to bear the agony of losing the November general election.
ast weekend the first Changing Leaves Fall Camp was held at Waswagoning in Lac du Flambeau. Approximately 60 youth ages 8-15 came to learn a variety of skills related to their culture, and to spend the weekend outdoors. (subscriber access)
The pollinator gardens in and around Three Lakes have been an ongoing project all summer, and the hope is to keep them going well into the future and to expand those efforts to other communities as well. (subscriber access)
Last week the latest installment of the DNR's Ask the Experts online chats focused on bobcats. In the Ask the Experts chat format, anyone may log on to the chat and ask questions about the subject. The bobcat chat was attended by several interested individuals, and several experts from the DNR were available to answer questions on everything from population estimates to their range and habitats. (subscriber access)
It's human nature for folks who are looking forward to an annual event to expect certain things will take place somewhat like they did in the past, but sometimes what is expected turns out to be something totally different from the norm! Such was the case during our gang's 17th annual duck hunting outing to the prairie pothole region of North Dakota. (subscriber access)
Here's something to ponder as winter approaches: What happens to all the salt we apply to our roads, driveways and sidewalks to keep them ice-free? Does that salt find its way into our waters? And if so, what effect is it having? This has become a hot topic in environmental circles. (subscriber access)
A couple weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be able to go out for a night of electrofishing with Steve Gilbert and his crew, assistant fisheries biologist Tim Tobias and fisheries technician Eric Brown on Alder Lake on the Manitowish Chain. (subscriber access)
WAUPACA - Looking to continue its magnificent season, the Lakeland Union High School cross country teams entered a WIAA Division 2 sectional Saturday at Waupaca High School as the favorites, and they didn't disappoint.
Lakeland took first in both the boys' and girls' races to advance to the state meet. (subscriber access)
On Saturday night, the top-seeded Tigers were making a third consecutive appearance in the WIAA Division 4 regional finals against Mellen, but the previous two had ended in disappointment. (subscriber access)
As the eighth seed for their section of the bracket, the Lakeland volleyball team traveled to take on top-seeded Merrill Tuesday night for the first round of postseason play, where the Thunderbirds were defeated 3-1 by the Bluejays. (subscriber access)
Recently there has been a barrage of advertising by those who hope to push our great country far to the left. I believe that our country and State of Wisconsin need leaders who support our traditional conservative values.
Members of the Slemmons family, from left, eight-year-old Oren, five-year-old Ira, two-year-old Adia and their parents Krista and Caleb were among the hundreds of volunteers packaging low-cost high protein meals during the Food for Kidz event on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Lakeland Union High School cafeteria in Minocqua.
Pharmacist Jen Hansen holds up one of her homemade caramel apple cupcakes on "Cupcake Wednesday," Oct. 12, at the St. Germain Pharmacy in downtown St. Germain. Hansen holds "Cupcake Wednesday" every Wednesday in October as a way to increase Down syndrome awareness and as a way to give back to an organization that has been beneficial to her own sons. Donations benefit the Lakeland Area Special Olympics.
A cult film classic from South Korea is coming to the Nicolet Live! series just in time for Halloween with a free showing of "The Host" at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Rhinelander High School auditorium.
The Eagle River City Council does not assign any regular hours for trick-or-treating in the City of Eagle River for Halloween on Oct. 31. The police department encourages parents to bring their children to the Northland Pines Middle School for the Eagle River Lions Club Hallogras Children's Halloween Party. This year's event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
New Alpha courses at The Rock Mission Center in Eagle River
The Rock Mission Center of Eagle River, will be kicking off the new season of the "New Alpha" courses starting Oct. 26, with the Introductory Alpha Event. Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. food will be served and the Alpha course will follow. Events take place at The Rock Mission Center, 1019 East Wall Street, Eagle River. Learn the Christian faith well enough to share it. Call 715-545-3344.