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April 22, 2018

Board moves for more transparency with mining ordinance writing process
Evan J. Pretzer/Lakeland Times

Supervisor Jack Sorensen presents his resolution to make the mining ordinance rewrite process more transparent for the public during a county board meeting on April 17.
Evan J. Pretzer/Lakeland Times

Supervisor Jack Sorensen presents his resolution to make the mining ordinance rewrite process more transparent for the public during a county board meeting on April 17.
Supervisor Jack Sorensen succeeded in getting the Oneida County Board of Supervisors to open up its mining ordinance rewrite process Tuesday, this change coming after earlier debate on the issue turned tense. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, April 20, 2018


Oneida and Vilas County emerging from historic snowstorm
Last weekend, "Blizzard Evelyn" or "Winter Storm Xanto" (depending on the media outlet doing the reporting) slammed into the Northwoods, bringing a record-breaking snowfall with it. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, April 20, 2018

New members
New Oneida County Board members, from left, Russ Fisher, Steven Schreier and Bill Liebert are sworn in for their terms on April 17. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, April 20, 2018

State and Oneida County deny request for new well at Hoggie Doggies
Last year, Steven Pletta, owner of Hoggie Doggies restaurant in Woodruff, noticed a white film was developing on his stainless steel and his water had taken on a funky taste. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Transparency takes back seat to speed in Oneida County mining ordinance process
Time is running out for Oneida County officials to draft and adopt a mining ordinance, despite the fact they hired outside legal counsel to expedite the process. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Lake Tomahawk waiting on ATV survey
The Lake Tomahawk Town Board was updated April 11 on progress in an effort driven by the Lake Tomahawk ATV/UTV Club - in cooperation with the town - to get feedback from voters regarding the use of an 800-foot stretch of public land as a trailhead and parking area. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Transparency is the early issue in mining ordinance rewrite
Oneida County's rewrite of its mining ordinance is only a few months underway, but already transparency - or the lack thereof - is emerging as a central issue, at least for one county supervisor and many more members of the public. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Heck, Brauer reminisce about the evolution of local airport
The Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport has changed a lot in the last 43 years and retiring airport commission chairman Bob Heck has had a front row seat for every aspect of that evolution from prop airplanes to the jet age. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport passenger terminal to be renamed
Though airport commissioner Robert Heck is retiring after 40 years of service, his work will not be forgotten. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Oneida County to create new ruffed grouse management area
Last week, Oneida County forestry director John Bilogan briefed forestry committee members on his plan to create a new ruffed grouse management area in the county.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Oneida County ITS director placed on leave
Oneida County's information technology services director, Jack Flint, has been placed on administrative leave. (subscriber access)
Friday, April 6, 2018

WDVA gives Camp American Legion a grant
Last Wednesday, the Wisconsin American Legion was presented a check for just over $71,000 from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Oneida County workers' compensation report discussed by committees
Last week, Oneida County's labor relations and administration committees were briefed on workers' compensation for county employees and how claims are filed.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Newbold Town Board approves road maintenance program for 2018
Last week, the town of Newbold authorized public works director Mark Fetzer to seek bids for roads he wants to do work on this year and hired a trapper to serve the community.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Informational meetings about Cassian National Cemetery set for Wednesday
In February of this year, Bob Roeser, an administrative officer with the National Cemetery Administration's office at Ft. Snelling in Minneapolis, told The Lakeland Times design plans for a national cemetery to be established in the town of Cassian are being considered.
Sunday, April 1, 2018

County mandates active shooter training
In a bid to toughen up security, the Oneida County Board of Supervisors voted at its most recent meeting to require active shooter training for all county employees and elected officials. (Subscriber Access)
Friday, March 30, 2018

Oneida County officials discuss security adjustment to courthouse
Oneida County's buildings committee discussed further securing the courthouse during the meeting Monday. (subscriber access)
Friday, March 30, 2018

Oneida County board candidates answer forum questions
Eleven candidates for Oneida County Board in the April 3 election took part in a candidate forum March 20 in the auditorium of Rhinelander's James Williams Middle School.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Questions raised about transit commission's operations
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors followed in Vilas County's footsteps Tuesday, approving the Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission's effort to short term borrow nearly $125,000 for the purchase of three new buses. (subscriber access)
Friday, March 23, 2018

Oneida County's timber market is entering a downturn
Last week, assistant forest director Paul Fiene briefed the county forestry committee on problems with the area logging market.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Hoggie Doggies owner seeks resolution to contaminated well problem
Hoggie Doggies restaurant owner Steven Pletta briefed Oneida County's public works committee on his water problems last week.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, March 13, 2018


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