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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Monday, March 9, 2020 11:20 AM
According to a press release from the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department, just after 9 a.m. this morning, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office arrested Rhinelander city administrator Daniel Guild.
  • The Oneida County board’s social services committee met Tuesday to discuss updates from the veterans services and social services departments on the departments’ responses to the COVID-19 health crisis. (subscriber access)
  • Oneida County is now a Second Amendment sanctuary county after county supervisors voted 16-1 last week to approve the designation, with three supervisors absent and one seat vacant. (subscriber access)
  • Charges and cases against a Minocqua contractor have increased in number and counties since last year. (subscriber access)
  • The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of information and safety precautions because of COVID-19. (subscriber access)
  • Over the past seven years, Oneida County has had difficulty in recruiting and maintaining a fully-staffed dispatch center. (subscriber access)
  • The Oneida County Board of Supervisors declared a local public health emergency Tuesday related to the COVID-19 pandemic, giving Oneida County board chairman Dave Hintz emergency powers to do business related to the pandemic should the full board or its committees be unable to carry out necessary functions. (subscriber access)
  • In honor of Sunshine Week — a celebration and advocacy of open government — The Lakeland Times presents the newspaper’s 2020 awards and grades for openness in conducting public business.

    The following grades are calculated using several measures, including how responsive officials have been this past year to open records’ requests, how diligently they have strived to keep the workings of government open, how willing they were to communicate with the media and with the public, as well as their past track record.
  • Minocqua area grocers staying stocked despite COVID-19
    As the United States continues to mobilize and adjust to take on COVID-19, there are bound to be rumors. (subscriber access)
  • As of Thursday, March 19, the Vilas County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) has closed all Senior Meal Congregate Dining Site locations throughout Vilas County until further notice amid the evolving situation with the novel coronavirus in Wisconsin. (subscriber access)
  • Lakeland Pantry changes protocols to deal with COVID 19
    As with most everything else at this time, the Lakeland Pantry in Arbor Vitae has made changes to its operational protocols. (subscriber access)
  • The Rhinelander Common Council voted unanimously on Friday, March 13, to place city administrator Daniel Guild on paid administration leave through March 30. (subscriber access)
  • As part of the state’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, Governor Tony Evers directed Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an agency order on March 13 mandating the closure of all K-12 schools statewide.

    The closure affects both public and private schools and will begin Wednesday, March 18 with the anticipated reopening date of April 6, which may change subject to pending information, according to a press release.

  • Schoepke Town Board holds informational session on mining exploration

    The Town of Schoepke, at its regular town board meeting last week, held an informational session regarding mining exploration within the town. Badger Minerals had been granted a permit for exploration within the town, and had 10 sites which they were considering exploring.

    The meeting was, as expected by the board, well attended, with many questions from the audience. (subscriber access)

  • There has been some debate of late regarding a proposed town road in the Town of Enterprise. Oneida County on March 4 asked for a contract with the town in regards to construction of the road. The contract offered an assurance the town, not the county, would be liable to any damage or injuries on county property near the road related to construction of the road. (subscriber access)
  • Rhinelander city administrator formally charged with misconduct in office
    Rhinelander city administrator Daniel Guild was formally charged Tuesday with one count of misconduct in office, failure to perform known duty and made his initial court appearance via video from the Oneida County Jail.

    Guild was arrested Monday morning during a traffic stop by Oneida County Sheriff’s deputies and was held in the jail until the charge was filed Tuesday. (subscriber access)
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