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September 23, 2017

Audit says Oneida County running in strong position
Oneida County auditors have once again wrapped up their annual tasks, and once again they report the county to be in strong financial position as a new budget year approaches. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 22, 2017

Sex offender to be released in Rhinelander
A sex offender from Rhinelander convicted of possession of child pornography will be released back into the community Sept. 26, the Rhinelander Police Department announced Friday.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Judge explains Martinson sentencing decision
Oneida County circuit judge Michael Bloom had an opportunity last Wednesday to revisit the decision he made last summer to sentence a 19-year-old former Rhinelander woman to 23 years in prison for killing her mother and stepfather March 7, 2015. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

In wake of firing, former sergeant seeks to amend lawsuit
Following the announcement Monday that the Oneida County Law Enforcement Grievance Committee had heeded the wishes of sheriff Grady Hartman and fired Sara Welcenbach for conduct unbecoming an officer and general inefficiency, the former Oneida County detective sergeant quickly filed a motion to amend her federal lawsuit against both Hartman and the county. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Oneida County highway committee OKs 2018 budget
The Oneida County highway department's 2018 budget received preliminary approval from the county board's public works, highway and solid waste committee on Thursday. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Motorcyclist dies following three-vehicle accident in Pelican
A motorcyclist involved in a three-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon in the town of Pelican has died.
Friday, September 15, 2017

Retired detective sergeant contradicts Hook testimony
The Oneida County law enforcement grievance committee hearing against former detective sergeant Sara Welcenbach had its dramatic high points last week, but none more so than when a retired detective sergeant contradicted the sworn testimony of one of the county sheriff's top officers. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 15, 2017

Welcenbach grievance decision made
After two more days of often contentious testimony this past week, the Oneida County Law Enforcement Grievance Committee has made a decision on the county's effort to terminate detective sergeant Sara Welcenbach. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Timber sales up in Oneida County
While speaking to the Oneida County Forestry Committee last Wednesday, county assistant forest director Paul Fiene briefed members on good news he didn't quite understand. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Stefonek seeks fuel tank upgrades
When safety risks at a government facility are so commonplace every worker knows about them, its time to spend money on upgrades. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Welcenbach grievance decision made
After two more days of often contentious testimony this past week, the Oneida County Law Enforcement Grievance Committee has made a decision on the county's effort to terminate detective sergeant Sara Welcenbach.
Friday, September 8, 2017

Hartman wants mechanic for sheriff's department
A proposal from Oneida County Sheriff Grady Hartman to add a mechanic to his department generated considerable discussion last week at a meeting of the county's highway, public works and solid waste committee. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Oneida County highway shop priorities for 2018 discussed
The Oneida County board's public works, highway and solid waste committee approved last week an assessment of the Rhinelander highway department's shop facility on Kemp Street. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Rape allegation unreported to sheriff for three years
At least two Oneida County sheriff's department officers failed to report a sexual assault allegation against former deputy Lee Lech to the county sheriff for almost three years after learning of it in 2011, despite civil service requirements that officers report other officers engaged in crime and despite the sheriff's own assertion that it is important to investigate such allegations immediately, recent testimony in the Sara Welcenbach hearing asserts. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 1, 2017

County OKs deputy medical examiner
Superman once famously sang that "it isn't easy being me" and on some days the Oneida County medical examiner says he can relate. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Oneida board votes to integrate ADRC, Department on Aging
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors followed in Vilas County's footsteps and pulled a trigger Tuesday, authorizing the Oneida County Department on Aging to give the state notice that it intends to submit an application to operate an integrated Aging and Disability Resource Center. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 18, 2017

New report shows tobacco still a deadly problem in Oneida County
Rhinelander, WI - A report released by the UW-Milwaukee Center for Urban Population Health provides new details on the number of Wisconsin lives taken by tobacco use -including right here in Oneida County. The report shows that an average of 78 residents died annually from tobacco use during 2011-2015.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sorensen pushing county to consider 200-foot minimum width lots
An Oneida County supervisor wants the county to consider requiring larger minimum frontages in the shoreland zone, but to get his way means minimum-width requirements would have to be imposed on every new subdivision in the same zoning district, off water as well as on water. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 11, 2017

Conservation and UW-Extension Education committee calls special meeting
The Oneida County Conservation and UW-Extension Education committee is getting down to brass tacks as it prepares for the upcoming reorganization of the UW-Extension system. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 11, 2017

Oneida zoning moves against Minocqua Lake Condo encroachment
The Oneida County Planning and Development Committee voted unanimously last week to schedule a public hearing to consider revoking, amending, or suspending the marina status conditional use permit (CUP) for Minocqua Lake Condo, after a complaint was filed alleging too many pier berths, an illegal pier, and property line encroachment. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Minocqua sued over Dam Road issue
Minocqua Town Board members met in special, closed session late Tuesday afternoon just before their regular meeting. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 4, 2017

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