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Handrick issues ultimatum to town board for sign bid
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The Minocqua Town Board received an ultimatum from Lakeland Landscaping owner Tommy Handrick regarding a street sign bid at a regular meeting Tuesday. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 5, 2017


Social Services committee receives updates on Family Care and WDVA grant
Family Care is a little more than a month away from its launch date in Oneida County.

On Tuesday, social services director Mary Rideout updated the Oneida County Social Services Committee on the implementation process. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Oneida, Vilas counties looking at possible medical examiner contract to start in 2019
Over the past several years, Vilas County has explored contracting with Oneida County for medical examiner services but as of yet the two counties have been unable to come to an agreement. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Assistant corporation counsel files motion in IM21 civil case
The assistant corporation counsel representing Oneida County in a civil suit filed by the It Matters to One animal rescue organization seeking the return of 39 canines seized from the rescue in February as part of an animal mistreatment investigation has filed a motion seeking to compel the operator of the rescue to turn over a copy of her agreement with Oneida County prosecutors, if one exists. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Rhinelander-Oneida County airport gets security upgrade
Air travelers departing from the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport over the last few days have encountered a significant change in security procedures, as the latest in screening technology was recently installed in the security checkpoint area. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Northwoods Super Shopper moving to Wednesday distribution Starting June 7
The Northwoods Super Shopper is a direct mail piece, total market coverage shopper with a 27,500 distribution delivered to the homes of a substantial portion of Oneida and Vilas counties.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

County board discusses open-meetings law compliance
Having been found in violation twice in the last six months, the Oneida County Board of Supervisors has struggled recently to comply with the state's open meetings law. As a result, the topic has been frequently included on the board's monthly meeting agendas. This trend continued Tuesday as chairman Dave Hintz took time to discuss the steps the board is taking to improve transparency and follow the law. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 19, 2017

Oneida County delays Marshfield Clinic CUP decision
Wednesday was supposed to be the finale of the Marshfield Clinic hospital proposal saga.

The Oneida County Planning and Development Committee had scheduled Wednesday to be the day they deliberated on the conditional use permit application for Marshfield Clinic's proposed 12-bed, $30 million hospital. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Marshfield Clinic clarifies IP address, survey results
Last week, The Lakeland Times released the results of an expanded health care survey available to the Lakeland area earlier this month. The survey was part of an effort to gain information about the public's opinions and experiences with local health care. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 19, 2017

Walleyes for Tomorrow banquet scheduled for June 8
The fourth annual Headwaters Basin Chapter of Walleyes for Tomorrow dinner banquet will be held on June 8 at the White Oak Grill in Manitowish Waters. Only 225 tickets will be sold for the event. Tickets are $85 and are good for dinner and into the door prize drawings. Many prize boards will be available and there is something for everyone to win.
Friday, May 19, 2017

LdF, Minocqua hosts 31st WIEA conference
The Wisconsin Indian Education Association hosted its 31st annual conference in various locations throughout the Northwoods last weekend. The 2-day event consisted of workshops, a youth color run/walk, pow wow, and an awards ceremony, among a variety of other events for attendees. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 19, 2017

New solid waste supervisor Jolin takes next step in process
The Oneida County Public Works/Highway and Solid Waste Committee has officially removed the interim tag from Solid Waste supervisor Lisa Jolin.

At Thursday's meeting, the committee went into closed session to determine Jolin's compensation. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Survey shows buck kill up, hunters still unsatisfied
The buck harvest numbers released by the Department of Natural Resources after the nine-day gun deer season last year showed the buck kill up by 30 percent in the Northern Forest Region. Still, most hunters said their hunting experience that season was poor to extremely poor in the Northwoods. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 12, 2017

Oneida County Administration talks contingency fund
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors' handling of the county's contingency fund was the subject of discussion Tuesday at a meeting of the county's administration committee. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 12, 2017

Schiek: County board agenda item insufficient
The Oneida County district attorney has found a county board item listed on the board's March agenda to be "inherently insufficient" under the state's open-meetings law but declined to assess any penalties for the infraction. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 12, 2017

County zoning committee to vote on Marshfield Clinic CUP May 17
The Oneida County Planning and Development Committee did not make a decision last Wednesday regarding Marshfield Clinic's request for a conditional use permit (CUP) to build a 12-bed, $30 million hospital, but it did set a date for a vote. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Oneida County Tourism Council to rebrand website
A large part of the lengthy Oneida County Tourism Council meeting on May 3 was spent discussing the benefits of making the Oneida County website more user friendly and comprehensive. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Oneida County Forestry Committee opts for transparency on proposed land purchase
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors has had its struggles with transparency recently, but its forestry committee took a step forward in that direction on Wednesday. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

From Fab Lab to LLC: Students design new waste guard product
Three seniors from Three Lakes High School have gone from students to business owners with the help of the school's Fab Lab. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 5, 2017

County supervisor visits Washington, D.C. as member of Wisconsin delegation at PILD conference
Pelican Lake resident Bob Mott, a county board supervisor in District 7, was part of the Wisconsin delegation attending the 2017 Public Issues Leadership Development Conference (PILD) in Washington D.C. This was the third time Mott attended PILD as part of the Wisconsin Delegation advocating for Cooperative Extension funding.
Friday, May 5, 2017

Zoning hearing devolves into contest of which hospital is better
The Oneida County Planning and Development Committee didn't make a decision at a long awaited public hearing Thursday in Minocqua.

The hearing, roughly five hours in length, was held by the committee to consider a controversial conditional use permit submitted by Marshfield Clinic. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


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