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December 16, 2017

Oneida County officials grill transit commission
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Supervisor Robb Jensen, left, listens while transit commission chairman Erv Teichmiller talks to Oneida County officials through issues his organization is facing in the financial space.
Evan J. pretzer/lakeland times

Supervisor Robb Jensen, left, listens while transit commission chairman Erv Teichmiller talks to Oneida County officials through issues his organization is facing in the financial space.
Members of the Vilas-Oneida Transit Commission (VOTC), which oversees Northwoods Transit Connections (NTC), met Monday with the Oneida County board's administration and labor relations committees. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 15, 2017


County board will consider land deal at its Dec. 19 meeting
The county's bid to purchase 231 acres of land in the town of Enterprise for the county forest has moved a step closer with the property owners' acceptance of a county offer to buy the land at its appraised value. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Transit commission approves 2018 budget
The Vilas-Oneida Transit Commission, which oversees the Rhinelander-based Northwoods Transit Connections, approved a proposed 2018 budget Thursday.

It will now be sent to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for approval. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Oneida County adopts anti-bullying policy
In recent years, the cliched schoolyard experience of bullying has garnered serious attention from academics, the White House and various figures in our popular media. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 8, 2017

Highway commissioner gives update on Rhinelander roadway overhaul project
During a Nov. 29, meeting of the Oneida County Public Works Committee, highway commissioner Bruce Stefonek revealed residents and visitors who come to Rhinelander can look forward to navigating a less dangerous road near the highway department's offices in the future. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Teens accused of stealing vehicles, personal belongings
Two young Lac du Flambeau residents have been charged in Oneida County with stealing vehicles and the personal belongings of others. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Standoff suspect's preliminary hearing postponed
A 21-year-old Rhinelander man accused of engaging in a prolonged standoff with law enforcement Nov. 16 in the town of Crescent had his preliminary hearing postponed Thursday after his lawyer announced he may have a possible conflict of interest in the case and may have to step down. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Standoff suspect makes first court appearance
A 21-year-old Rhinelander man is facing one felony charge and five misdemeanors following an extended standoff with law enforcement on Nov. 16 in the town of Crescent. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

MISSING ONEIDA COUNTY WOMAN
On Monday, Nov. 27, the Oneida County Sheriff's 911 Center received a report that Margie Hurula, 62 years old, from Hazelhurst, was missing from her home near Highway Y. Anyone with information should contact the Oneida County Sheriff's Office at 715-361-5201.
Monday, November 27, 2017

Oneida County Courthouse roof repairs completed
Oneida County Buildings and Grounds director Lu Ann Brunette provided a welcome update to the county grounds committee members during the annual meeting Monday. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 24, 2017

Oneida zoning panel warns condo association to follow CUP
A dispute between Oneida County and Minocqua Lake Condo over pier configuration, berthing spaces, and property encroachment has been resolved with a promise by the condominium association to adhere to its conditional use permit. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Oneida adopts $16.3 million tax levy
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors adopted its 2018 budget Tuesday, passing a $16.33 million general property tax levy. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 17, 2017

Proposed transit program bothers taxi company owners
The Oneida and Vilas County Transit Commission inched closer to instituting a new transportation route for residents of the Northwoods during its meeting on Nov. 13. (subscriber access)
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Oneida highway department may eliminate superintendent position
On Nov. 9, the Oneida County Public Works Committee discussed highway commissioner Bruce Stefonek's money saving proposal to eliminate the position of county highway superintendent and replace it with two lower-paid assistant workers. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

JEM grant boosts Oneida County Tourism Council rebranding project
The Oneida County Tourism Council (OCTC) received a $39,550 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant last Tuesday from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Oneida County employee income may rise
Thanks to a resolution from a joint meeting of the Oneida County labor relations and administration committees on Nov. 8, those who work for the political subdivision might end up taking home more money in 2018, if the county board allows it at this month's meeting. (Subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Marshfield Clinic hospital appeal public hearing to be rescheduled
The Oneida County Board of Adjustment public hearing that was scheduled for next Wednesday, Nov. 15, regarding the Marshfield Clinic appeal, has been cancelled and is to be rescheduled for a later date. More will be reported on this as information becomes available.
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Friday, November 10, 2017

County heads for decision on Enterprise properties
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors is heading toward a decision on the purchase of more than 200 acres in the town of Enterprise for the county forest, and, as decision day draws closer, the purchase is raising traditional questions about the continued purchase of private lands by state and local governments in Wisconsin. (Subscriber access)
Friday, November 10, 2017

Oneida UW-Extension education committee discusses budget, fair
With the recent reorganization of the UW Extension system, the future of programs in Oneida County was in question. The committee originally sent two proposals to the administration committee for its budget. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 10, 2017

Oneida committee votes to ban weekend rentals
Oneida County took its first tentative steps toward regulating residential short-term rentals last week, with the zoning committee voting to ban rentals of six consecutive days or less. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

County, Congleton reach settlement in hostile workplace lawsuit
A federal lawsuit filed by a former Oneida County corrections officer alleging a hostile work environment has been settled. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017


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