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Oneida County special response team participated in Weston shooting resolution
Oneida County's armored vehicle, pictured in a June 2014 file photo, was dispatched to Marathon County Wednesday after a string of shootings were reported in three suburban Wausau communities. According to sheriff Grady Hartman, the Oneida special response team was involved in resolving a standoff with the shooting suspect. Four people, including an Everest Metro police officer, were killed in the shootings. (River News file photo)
Oneida County's armored vehicle, pictured in a June 2014 file photo, was dispatched to Marathon County Wednesday after a string of shootings were reported in three suburban Wausau communities. According to sheriff Grady Hartman, the Oneida special response team was involved in resolving a standoff with the shooting suspect. Four people, including an Everest Metro police officer, were killed in the shootings.



(River News file photo)
Members of the Oneida County Special Response Team were involved in the resolution of a string of shooting incidents that terrorized three suburban Wausau communities Wednesday afternoon and left four people including an Everest Metro police officer dead, according to Oneida County sheriff Grady Hartman.
Thursday, March 23, 2017


Oneida County sets public hearing date for Marshfield Clinic
The Oneida County Planning and Development Committee reconvened Wednesday for the first time since its public hearings for the new proposed shoreland protection ordinance. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Lakeland Area Dog Park temporarily closed
The Lakeland Area Dog Park has temporarily closed to prevent further damage to the grass during the spring thaw.
Friday, March 17, 2017

Oneida County talks meeting procedures at admin meeting
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors received mandatory training in regards to open-meetings laws in February. (subscriber access)
Friday, March 17, 2017

Oneida County talks meeting procedures at admin meeting
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors received mandatory training in regards to open-meetings laws in February. (subscriber access)
Friday, March 17, 2017

Oneida County purchases land for timber hauling
The Oneida County Forestry, Land and Recreation Committee announced that the county had purchased a parcel of land in the Town of Woodboro at its meeting on the evening of Wednesday, March 8. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Oneida County finalizes solid waste supervisor job description
The Oneida County Public Works/Solid Waste Committee finally nailed down a job description for the solid waste supervisor position at its meeting on Thursday morning. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Oneida County loses another corrections officer
An Oneida County sergeant in the corrections department has left to take a job in the private sector, sheriff Grady Hartman said Thursday, March 9 at the county's Public Safety Committee meeting. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Luce opens door for new OCEDC, NEWEDC leadership
Roger Luce, the executive director of the Oneida County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC) and the Northeast Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (NEWEDC) will step aside next year and enjoy the retired life.

"April 27, 2018 will be my last day of employment," Luce told the board of directors at a joint meeting last week. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Man to be charged in shooting incident in Town of Pelican
A Rhinelander man is in custody following a shooting incident Saturday night in the Town of Pelican.
Monday, March 13, 2017

High winds cut through Oneida and Vilas counties
The recent warm weather in the area proved too good to be true as high winds wreaked havoc throughout Oneida and Vilas counties this week.

Large portions of the state experienced high winds, with Wisconsin Public Service reporting 20,300 customers without power, while having restored power to 48,000 more as of Tuesday night. (subscriber access)

Friday, March 10, 2017

Officers' affair highlights out-of-town training woes
This past December, the Oneida County Sheriff's Office disciplined two sergeants for failing to report "matters of major importance" to the sheriff in a timely fashion, in this case incidents related to an affair the two married officers were having.

Both sergeant Anton Keelin and sergeant Sara Wolosek received seven-day suspensions. (subscriber access)

Friday, March 10, 2017

Oneida, Vilas superintendents have their say on school start date
The majority of the district administrators throughout Oneida and Vilas counties gathered last week to discuss local topics of interest within education.

Collectively, the group is known as the Oneida-Vilas School Board Association (OVSBA) and includes 10 school districts throughout the two counties with an open invitation to the Mercer School District. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Oneida County Planning and Development Committee holds public hearing
Oneida County's Planning and Development Committee, joined by Karl Jennrich, planning and zoning director, and Peter Wegner, assistant planning and zoning director, held an informational public hearing regarding the upcoming changes to Chapter 9 shoreland zoning ordinances. The changes come after state legislation, notably Act 55, changed the amount of local control a county can have over zoning regulations. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Third and final Oneida County shoreland zoning public hearing is most attended
The Oneida County Planning and Development Committee held its third and final public hearing regarding the new proposed shoreland protection ordinance at the Oneida County Courthouse on Thursday evening.

The final public hearing saw the largest turnout, with 29 citizens attending and 12 stepping to the podium to speak. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Records again show widespread misconduct by Oneida County officers
In what continues to be a long-standing pattern of misconduct inside the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, the department doled out disciplinary action against its officers and staff at least 17 times between the middle of 2012 and the end of 2016 - a period of just over four-and-a-half years - an analysis of departmental records obtained in an open-records request by The Times shows. (subscriber access)
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Oneida County close to finalizing solid waste supervisor job description
The Oneida County Public Works/Solid Waste Committee held a special meeting Thursday in an effort to nail down a job description for the county's solid waste supervisor, a position that will soon be posted for a third time since November.

The committee reviewed a list of all of the duties and responsibilities of a director, supervisor and technician, broken down into various categories. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The bids are in: Minocqua fire station comes in well under estimate
The town of Minocqua's fire department expansion committee approved Friday a recommendation to the Minocqua Town Board to accept the bid of just over $2.4 million from Boson Company in Marshfield to construct a new fire station.
Friday, March 3, 2017

Oneida County Social Services looks to fill vacancies
The Oneida County Social Services department received permission from the social services committee to fill two vacancies at its meeting on Tuesday.

Both vacancies, one for a social worker job in the long term care and delinquency unit, and the other as an aide, are due to transfers. (subscriber access)

Friday, March 3, 2017

Oneida County highway department gets feedback from exit interview
The Oneida County Public Works/Solid Waste Committee took a break from its ongoing review of the job description for the solid waste supervisor position Thursday to discuss some other items. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Traffic Safety panel gathers info on allowing ATV traffic on highways
ATV traffic on county highways is not an issue unique to Oneida County, and the state Bureau of Traffic Safety (BOTS) has taken notice. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017


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