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County OKs deputy medical examiner
Oneida County medical examiner Larry Mathein has held that position with the county since the spring of 2012. Photo by Marcus Nesemann/The Lakeland Times
Oneida County medical examiner Larry Mathein has held that position with the county since the spring of 2012.

Photo by Marcus Nesemann/The Lakeland Times
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

Prosecutor dismisses charges against Welcenbach
Oneida County continued this week its push to fire detective sergeant Sara Welcenbach for the alleged theft of drug-unit funds, while prosecutors formally dismissed felony charges against Welcenbach in the same matter, in a two-day hearing packed with stunning revelations. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

US 51 lane closures scheduled this week in Minocqua
Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures on southbound US 51 between Lakeview Drive and the entrance to Torpy Park in Minocqua on Thursday, Aug. 3.
Monday, July 31, 2017

BCPL seeks to buy nearly a thousand acres in Oneida County
The staff of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) will seek approval today to purchase nearly a thousand acres of land in Oneida County from American Timberland. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Man suspected of setting vehicle on fire apprehended
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office has in custody a man suspected of setting a vehicle on fire last week.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Man suspected of setting vehicle on fire apprehended
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office has in custody a man suspected of setting a vehicle on fire.
Friday, July 21, 2017

UW-Extension reorganization plan comes before committee
The reorganization of the UW-Extension system, prompted by a $3.6 million budget cut back in 2015, is starting to take shape. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 14, 2017

Arbor Vitae, Oneida County to hold further ambulance talks
Arbor Vitae town officials will be talking to Oneida County's emergency management director, Ken Kortenhof, in the near future regarding ambulance service. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

County files motion for summary judgment in jail lawsuit
Attorneys for Oneida County have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two former county jail employees who allege they were subjected to gender discrimination and a hostile work environment. In a motion filed June 9, the county argues Tracey Congleton and Rita Johnson's claims have no merit and should be thrown out. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Northwoods Transit Connections continues its growth
The Northwoods Transit Connections, a cooperative effort between Oneida and Vilas counties, begun in 2015 and based in Rhinelander, is doing very well. (subscriber access)
Monday, July 3, 2017

Oneida tourism council grapples with challenges presented by short-term rentals
It's summer in the Northwoods and there are plenty of visitors enjoying the fresh air of the north country.

Tourists flock from all over the Midwest and beyond to spend vacation time in God's Country and many Northwoods residents take advantage of the demand for lodging by renting out their homes, cabins or even extra rooms on a short-term basis. (subscriber access)

Monday, July 3, 2017

Oneida County looks for piece of the pie with CCOP
The implementation of Family Care on July 1 has put social services departments in flux, and Oneida County is no different. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 30, 2017

Oneida County opens stretches of county highways to ATVs
ATV and UTV usage is a hot-button issue in Oneida County as ATV clubs request access to more roadways. On Thursday, the county's public works/highway and solid waste committee granted the Pel-Cho Mudd Nutz ATV Club's request for access to stretches of county highways C and W in Pine Lake and highways G and P in Pelican. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Deliberation on OC shoreland zoning ordinance postponed after architect raises questions
After more than a year of meetings, three public hearings and an additional three months of work on changes, the Oneida County Planning and Development Committee was prepared to host its final public hearing Wednesday on the county's shoreland zoning code. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Lakeland Area Task Force discusses drug use in area
Wisconsin, along with the entire United States, is in the midst of an opioid epidemic with Vilas and Oneida counties leading the charge in Wisconsin. The Lakeland Area Task Force met June 19 to specifically discuss the area's prescription opioid usage and prescription rate. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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