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November 19, 2017

Confirmed: One dead in Tomahawk shooting; suspect in custody
Jamie Taylor/River News
Tomahawk police have confirmed one person was fatally shot Thursday night in the driveway of this residence on Mohawk Drive. The suspect is in custody. Police expect to release more details at a press conference this morning in Tomahawk.
Jamie Taylor/River News
Tomahawk police have confirmed one person was fatally shot Thursday night in the driveway of this residence on Mohawk Drive. The suspect is in custody. Police expect to release more details at a press conference this morning in Tomahawk.
A 52-year-old Tomahawk man was fatally shot while standing in his Mohawk Drive driveway Thursday evening, Tomahawk Police chief Al Elvins confirmed in a Friday morning press conference.
Friday, November 17, 2017


2017 deer season comes with changes
This weekend will see woods full of hunters in blaze orange all looking to fill a freezer or to take down a wall-mounter. Those who head out into the woods, though, should be aware of some changes to the hunting season structure this year. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 17, 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

St. Germain sets stage for school house referendum
The St. Germain Town Board moved forward with its plans regarding the future of the towns red brick school house and community center site during the Nov. 13 meeting. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 17, 2017

Woodruff electors vote yes to Brandy Park funds, board votes no
An extensive, passionate discussion was had over the funding of Brandy Park during the town of Woodruff's annual budget public hearing on Tuesday.

Woodruff announced it would not be allocating $13,000 for Brandy Park in 2018 and has put that money into the black top seal coat line item under the Road Department. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 17, 2017

Plum Lake finalizes ambulance service agreement with St. Germain
On Tuesday, the town of Plum Lake Town Board continued its review of an ambulance service agreement with St. Germain. This comes after Oct. 10, when the board sent the draft of the agreement to the town's attorney for review. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 17, 2017

Freedom man draws delayed entry of judgment in Minocqua beating case
A 46-year-old Freedom man charged with a felony in connection with an incident in downtown Minocqua July 1 that left a man in a medically induced coma pled no contest to a reduced charge Nov. 7 and received a delayed entry of judgment (DEJ). (subscriber access)
Friday, November 17, 2017

Town of Minocqua avoids arbitration with police union
The Minocqua Town Board voted last week to side with the union representing Minocqua police officers in a grievance they had regarding paid time off. (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)
Friday, November 17, 2017

Vilas County supervisors get candidacy papers
Vilas County supervisors, meeting Tuesday for the final time in 2017, received their re-election and noncandidacy forms and filing instructions from county clerk Dave Alleman. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 17, 2017

Understanding cultural values and teachings
The Lac du Flambeau Tribe, and its related Ojibwe tribal bands, have a commitment to preserve its culture - a way of life and a set of deeply held values - for future generations.
Friday, November 17, 2017

Brandy Park commission tries for funding
Much of the stage for Tuesday's Brandy Park funding action by the majority of the Woodruff Town Board was set well in advance. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 17, 2017

Woodruff approves supervisor travel
Two firetruck discussions were had at the Woodruff Town Board regular meeting on Tuesday. The first involved supervisor Ed Richardson traveling to Denver to look at the firetruck in person while the second revolved around visiting the Sheboygan firetruck. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 17, 2017

Veterans honored in solemn courthouse ceremony
Patriotic music sung by Nativity of our Lord students and a rifle volley performed by a VFW and AMVET honor guard punctuated a solemn Veterans Day ceremony Friday at the Oneida County courthouse. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 17, 2017

Pozarski honored for 19 years of service to veterans
A local man who has been driving local veterans to and from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain for 17 years received a surprise Friday near the close of the annual Oneida County Veterans Day ceremony. (subscriber access)
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

Minocqua buys a liquor license from Fifield
The Minocqua Town Board approved last week, on a 3-2 vote, the purchase of a Class B liquor license from the town of Fifield for $10,000. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Stenz upholds previous bottling plant ruling
On Thursday in Vilas County, Forest County Circuit substitute Judge Leon Stenz dealt another blow to Woodruff resident Trig Solberg's long-running attempt to use water from Carlin Lake in Presque Isle at a nearby bottling facility in Marenisco, Mich. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lessons in heritage: Abinoojiiyag (Youth) Center provides tribal children with sense of place, history
The cost to build the newly completed Abinoojiiyag (Youth) Center on the Lac du Flambeau Public School property approached $2 million, but the lessons being learned by tribal children about their traditional Native culture - art and the language being among the facets of the children's sense of being and place - has been priceless.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lake Tomahawk Town Board talks SnoFleas and roads
The Lake Tomahawk Town Board met last Wednesday for its regular monthly meeting. On the agenda, among other things, was an annual request from the New Tom SnowFleas snowmobile club for funding. (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

Marshfield Clinic appeal to be rescheduled
The Oneida County Board of Adjustment has postponed a public hearing scheduled for next Wednesday, Nov. 15, regarding Marshfield's Clinic's appeal of the zoning committee's denial of it conditional use permit (CUP) application.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Reusing rubbish
As a society, the United States of America is a lot of things. Large, diverse, and, unfortunately, quite wasteful with what is consumed and used every year. (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

LUHS assistant principal Justin Szews named Wisconsin Assistant Principal of the Year
The Association of Wisconsin School Administrators has named Justin Szews of Minocqua's Lakeland Union High School as the recipient of this year's Assistant Principal of the Year Award. Szews received the news during a surprise presentation at the school.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Property rights legislation one step closer to law
The Homeowners' Bill of Rights - legislation designed to expand private property rights in Wisconsin - moved one step closer to enactment last week when the measure passed the state Assembly. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Walker officially announces for re-election
Everybody has known for a long time that Republican Gov. Scott Walker was running for a third term in 2018, but his formal announcement last week sounded the gun to the official race, and it's shaping up to be contestable one - and a wild one on the Democratic side. (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

Walker makes Rhinelander stop in re-election tour
Governor Scott Walker is looking to make more history in 2018. After surviving a recall election in historic fashion back in 2012 and winning re-election in 2014, Walker is seeking to become only the second man since the term of office was changed to four years in 1967 to be elected to a third term as Wisconsin governor. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 10, 2017

Minocqua's ice skating rink to stay put
On Tuesday Minocqua town employees brought topsoil onto the grassy area leading up to the beach in lower Torpy Park. (subscriber access)
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

All about Tribal sovereignty and treaties
Many people are curious how Native people can be a Sovereign Nation within the United States borders.
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Minocqua moves forward on new taxes
If changes to local taxation policy discussed by the Minocqua Broadband and Business Development Committee on Nov. 3, end up getting instituted, visitors to the Island City will be paying more for their lodgings and the goods they buy at area retail centers in the next few years. (subscriber access)
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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

Winchester town clerk resigns
The town of Winchester has a new clerk.

Cyndi Guzman, elected in April to succeed longtime clerk Ruth Allis, submitted her resignation, which was approved by the town board Monday night. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 10, 2017

Work cut out for Winchester bike trail group
A group wanting a bike trail in the Winchester area will have to get some more information before the projet can get much further. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 10, 2017

Presque Isle's agenda issue
The Nov. 2 meeting of the Presque Isle Town Board was a fairly short one, clocking in at under 25 minutes. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 10, 2017

Veterans Day celebration at Lake of the Torches
The 6th annual Veterans Day celebration at Lake of the Torches Resort Casino in Lac du Flambeau will take place on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Friday, November 10, 2017

Vilas County considering opening revolving loan fund
Businesses and prospective business owners in Vilas County will have another source for investment in the future if the county economic development and tourism committee gets its way. (subscriber access)
Friday, November 10, 2017

Vilas County daycare reopens
A Vilas County daycare facility which closed voluntarily in late October and was initially under investigation by the state of Wisconsin is open again.
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


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