Bond set at $100,000 for man charged with firing gun in Minocqua Walmart parking lot
MINOCQUA, Wis. (WSAW) - Bond has been set at $100,000 cash for a 27-year-old Woodruff man accused of firing a gun in a business parking lot. Andrew Geisler is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and operating a firearm while intoxicated. Minocqua Police Department responded to Walmart...
Forest roads 426 and 227 (Rocky Run Road) temporarily closed
RHINELANDER, Wis., May 25, 2023 – Forest roads 426 and 227 (Rocky Run Road) are temporarily closed from flooding in the Town of Delta area. The Forest roads 426 and 227 are in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF). Forest Road 426 is closed temporarily by the USDA Forest Service,...
Rhinelander road construction update
RHINELANDER, Wis (WJFW) – Road construction season is in full force and there are multiple projects around the Rhinelander area. The Oneida Street project began on April 26th after being delayed due to snow. Since then, construction crews have worked to complete the intersection of Oneida and Lincoln Street before the summer tourist season begins. Rhinelander’s Mayor Kris Hanus says, “The project in this area is doing very well, not too many surprises, not too many headaches.” The project is replacing utilities such as sewer/sanitary lines, water mains, and storm drains.
U.S. Marshals arrest 14 fugitives in various Wisconsin counties following ‘Operation Capture Hodag’
WAUSAU, Wis. (WFRV) – Authorities with the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force for the Western District of Wisconsin arrested 14 people over a five-day warrant sweep named “Operation Capture Hodag.”. According to a Facebook post, the warrant sweep was from May 1 to May 5 and took...
New Oneida-Forest County ATV/UTV connector trail opening
A new Oneida County ATV/UTV trail in the town of Monico opens today. The Oneida County Forestry Department announced the opening of the Oneida/Forest County connector trail located along Highway 8 in the Town of Monico as of noon Friday. This trail will be maintained by the Pel-Cho Mudd Nutz...
Rhinelander takes down rival on the road to advance to regional final
ANTIGO, Wisc. (WJFW)- One of the biggest rivalries in the Northwoods: Antigo vs. Rhinelander. In football, they play for a bell. In basketball, the atmosphere is always electric. On Thursday, in baseball, the two teams squared off with the season on the line for both teams. Elimination games have high stakes and rivalry games have high intensity, so this one was bound to have some fireworks in it.
Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force Arrests 14 in Early May Operation
The Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force for the Western District of Wisconsin arrested 14 fugitives, including two sex offenders, during a five-day warrant sweep named “Operation Capture Hodag” from May 1-May 5. “Operation Capture Hodag” focused on apprehending dangerous fugitives located in Vilas, Oneida, and Marathon Counties....
Body found in Vilas County lake
Police pulled a body from the waters of Black Oak Lake in Vilas County Tuesday, one day after dispatch received a call reporting an overturned canoe. Vilas County Chief Deputy Patrick Schmidt said a caller reported seeing the canoe at about 1:45 p.m. Monday – and observed a person without a lifejacket sinking below the craft. Rescue crews combed the water until dusk before suspending the search overnight.
‘Wall That Heals’ brings veterans, community together
RHINELANDER – A three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington, D.C. visited the Northwoods recently. Called The Wall That Heals, the exhibit at Nicolet College from Thursday, May 18 through Sunday, May 21 included a mobile Education Center and digital photo displays of service members from around the area whose names are on the Wall.
Rhinelander High School seniors receive over $290K in scholarships
RHINELANDER, Wis. (WSAW) - The Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation, along with Rhinelander High School, hosted the annual Rhinelander Community Scholarship Awards on Sunday where scholarships totaling $292,920 were awarded to RHS seniors. These scholarships were provided by approximately 122 local donors, including RASF itself, and were provided to help students...
Fire displaces nearly 2 dozen Eagle River residents
A fire that swept through an Eagle River building left 22 people displaced, but no injuries were reported. The blaze was called in at about 4 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of East Pine Street. The building will be repaired. Investigators have not said what caused the blaze but...
You could be doing more harm than good when trying to help wild baby animals
RHINELANDER, Wis. (WSAW) - Leaving kids alone for days is something most parents would never do. It’s against human nature, but in the animal world, it’s seen as normal. However, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Rhinelander and the DNR have seen an increase in calls concerned about these animals.
1 arrested after firing gun in Minocqua Walmart parking lot
MINOCQUA, Wis. (WSAW) - The Minocqua Police Department said one person is in custody following a shooting in the Walmart parking lot. It happened around 11:59 p.m. Sunday at Walmart on Northridge Way. Police responded to the report of gunshots. No one was injured. The suspect was not at the...
Oneida County Sheriff's to crack down on impaired driving over holiday weekend
RHINELANDER, Wis. (WJFW) - The busy travel season for Memorial Day weekend is officially here, it's also the unofficial start of the summer travel season as well, but more people on the road can also mean more problems especially for law enforcement. The Oneida County Sheriff’s Department is preparing for...
Video shows LUHS student being bullied; district administrator calls the incident "deplorable"
A Lakeland Union High School mom is keeping her kid out of school after she was attacked in a girls' restroom. The district administrator called the action "deplorable" and says the school will making changes to create a safer environment. A video shows a student grabbing another student by the...
ADRC celebrates 50 years
RHINELANDER, Wis (WJFW) – The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)of Oneida County is celebrating 50 years of service. During May, the ADRC hosted activities and special lunches to celebrate the anniversary. Joel Gottsacker is the manager of the ADRC and says, “We’re here to serve that whole variety of people in different stages in their life.” The ADRC began from just a few members of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) took action after the 1965 Older Americans Act was signed into law. They created the Committee on Aging, which turned into the Commission on Aging, next was the Department on Aging, and it’s current version is the ADRC.
Vote now for best high school mascot in America, Elite 8: Rhinelander Hodags vs. Fishburne Military Caissons
The Elite Eight is upon us in SBLive Sports' NCAA Tournament-style contest to determine the best high school mascot in America. Vote below for the No. 1-seeded Rhinelander Hodags (Wisconsin) or the No. 11-seeded Fishburne Military Caissons (Virginia) to advance to the Final Four. The Hodags beat ...
Associate Dean of Health Occupations - 3479411
JOB DUTIES: Under the general supervision of the Dean of Health Occupations and in collaboration with nursing faculty, the Associate Dean of Health Occupations provides leadership, development, direction, and coordination of the Associate Degree Nursing Program and all Health Occupations programs. The Associate Dean facilitates and promotes student learning by creating an environment of academic rigor and instructional innovation through new technology and delivery modes. The Associate Dean works closely with employees and students as well as health care providers, community partners and other educational institutions. The Associate Dean leads efforts to ensure the Associate Degree Nursing Program complies with the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The Associate Dean will assist the Dean of Health Occupations with other programs within the team, as needed. The Associate Dean maintains standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position.
Rhinelander finishes the regular season with a win over Mosinee
RHINELANDER, Wisc. (WJFW)-Only a few more games left of regular season girls soccer. Tuesday afternoon, Rhinelander hosted Mosinee for a Great Northern Conference matchup. Mosinee is coming off a tie, and then a loss coming into this game with the Hodags. Their record was 3-9 overall, and 3-5 in the Conference. The pressure was definitely on the purple and white as they faced the number two team in the Conference. Rhinelander has had an up and down season, coming into this game off a tough loss to the leading GNC team; Lakeland Union, and having an overall 8-5 record. The Hodags are trailing Lakeland with a 6-3 record.
Man arrested after a report of gunshots in a Minocqua parking lot
Police arrested a Woodruff man after a report that shots were fired in the parking lot of the Minocqua Walmart. The Minocqua Police Department says the report of gunshots came Sunday night around midnight. Police from Minocqua and Woodruff, and deputies from Oneida and Vilas counties responded to the parking...
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