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A methamphetamine delivery investigation involving four different counties last month resulted in the arrest of four people in Oneida County. That’s according to a press release from the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.

Tanya Lynn Wentworth, Lukas Charles Eyer, Adam John Boone, and Alexis Lyn Kallerud face charges related to selling methamphetamine in Oneida County Court.


The Oneida County Economic Development Corporation has named a new Executive Director.

O.C.E.D.C President Mike Gibbons announced Stacey Johnson of Arbor Vitae has been named to the position.

Johnson began her career in the early 2000's in Florida, with a background in banking, residential and commercial lending, compliance and domestic and international business development. She moved to Wausau for a job that worked in community and economic development.

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Contingent on a state grant, Oneida county is working toward finalizing a deal that largely gets them 231 acres of prime land, including lakes, in the town of Enterprise for about $150,000.

Supervisor Jack Sorenson asked the board to approve the purchase of several tracts of land already located within the county forest land in Enterprise.

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It's a busy few days for the Oneida County Sheriff's Department with tens of thousands of visitors coming to the Rhinelander area for the Hodag Country Festival.

Sheriff Grady Hartman says the department is staffed up this weekend...

"....most of our deputies end up working out there. A lot of them are on overtime, some of them are on straight time. We leave some of the deputies back to cover the calls in the county and transport if we get any prisoners back to the jail...."

Hartman says they plan for the extra staffing required...

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The new year means it's likely easier to get some of your vital records.

Oneida County Register of Deeds Kyle Franson says  legislation last year allows for county officials to get most records online, even if you you weren't born in a certain county.

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The Oneida County Aquatic Invasive Species team is looking for volunteers to help out with the 3rd Annual AIS Bridge Snapshot Day. Volunteers will be working in teams to look for, and identify invasive species.

The event will be held Saturday, September 10th from 9am to 1pm. Snacks and beverages will also be available for volunteers.

A first grader and a high school senior will tell adults this Friday how the Fab Lab in Three Lakes can be used as a tool for economic development. The Oneida County Economic Development Corporation is holding it's annual meeting Friday at noon at Holiday Acres.  The group works to enhance current Oneida county business and develop new businesses.

After celebrating the New Year, reality returns this month as property owners start paying their local taxes.

Oneida County Treasurer Kris Ostermann says the you need to pay at least the first half of your bill you received in December by the end of January...

"....state law requires that even if you don't receive a tax bill, you are required to pay your taxes. It is up to you to find out what they are if you don't get a bill. Those payments need to be made to the town or the city..."

Oneida County Sees Decrease in Illegal Tobacco Sales

Sep 29, 2015

  The Wisconsin Wins tobacco compliance checks show the current rate of illegal tobacco sales have decreased in Oneida County. Wisconsin Wins reports the illegal sale rate is at nearly 15%; about a 4% decrease from last year at this time. Wisconsin Wins is a program designed to keep tobacco products out of the hands of youth through the enforcement of retailers. Coordinator Maria Skubal says the biggest mistake retailers make is misreading IDs.

A Northwoods county treasurer is reminding property taxpayers the second installment of their payments are due by the end of the month. Changes in the U.S. Post Office might have something to do with it.

Property owners are given the option to pay those taxes in two payments, but the payment must be received by the county no later than July 31.

Oneida County Treasurer Kris Ostermann says many people wait until the last minute to pay, but they have to consider the U.S. Mail isn't moving at the speed it once did...

The woman and man found dead in Oneida County were the mother and step-father of the 17-year-old suspect arrested Sunday in Indiana.

The victims have been identified as 37-year-old Thomas Ayers and 40-year-old Jennifer Ayers.

They were found dead Sunday morning at 1625 County Highway C, after a 911 call from a juvenile female reported an emergency at her residence.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office got the call at about 10:40 a.m. Sunday morning.

Oneida county is conducting a staffing and services needs study for the University of Wisconsin-Extension office and for the Land and Water Departments.

North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission is doing the study.

The number of voters coming to clerks offices to cast absentee ballots continues to be brisk.

The period to vote absentee began October 20 and clerks from around the state report many people are opting to vote before election day.

Oneida County Clerk Mary Bartelt says the town clerks have been busy with early customers...

Oneida county has put 272 acres of land up west of Rhinelander up for bids.

The Heal Creek property is on the east side the Northwood Golf Course, owned by the city of Rhinelander.
At one time the county invested more than $500,000 in developing what was called a 'green' industrial park, designed for light manufacturing. The park never got off the ground, and earlier this year the county board decided to sell the property.

The impact of tourism on Oneida county's economy was outlined Tuesday in a presentation to the Board of Supervisors.

Dana DeMet, who heads the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce also is President of the Oneida County Tourism Council..

" spent $185 million dollars in Oneida county in 2013. That's more than $5,000 for every man, woman, and child within our county. It accounts for  over 2000 full-time equivalent jobs (here), and if we take it to a state level, one of every 13 jobs is tourism related..."