Loading
Search
TOP STORY

Rhinelander City Council lets go of golf pro, seeks outside management for Northwood Golf CourseSubmitted: 12/11/2017
RHINELANDER - Monday night the Rhinelander City Council made a big decision it hopes will bring more success to the Northwood Golf Course.

The Council voted seven to one to end its restaurant lease with Dave O'Melia, and to let golf pro Dan Buckley go. The council will begin looking for an outside management company to handle the course.


Alderman Alex Young argued that, while he doesn't believe the course's debt is Buckley's fault, action needed to be taken.

"Bringing in an outside expert that can manage this course and probably has some expertise in this we don't have is the answer to this, or at least a step in the right direction," said Young. "We've had 10 years around this table to come up with a solution and guess what, it hasn't happened. If it's going to happen, it's not going to come from here." 

More than a dozen community members came out in support of Buckley.

Despite the loss of his job, Buckley still wishes the city success with the Northwood Golf Course.

"Oh I hope it continues on but, you know, they have to be realistic of what it's going to take, I don't think they're there. They're going to have to invest, they're going to be surprised. They've got a tough road to hoe," said Buckley. 

Buckley says he's too young to retire, and plans to look for another job.

During the meeting, the council also unanimously approved a permit to allow the Rhinelander Brewing Company to build a brewery with a tap room, retail store, and museum on Brown Street.


Story By: Dakota Sherek

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
 Print Story Print Story | Email Story Email Story



 LOCAL NEWS

Play Video

MERRILL -
A Tomahawk man charged with 12 felonies from a string of burglaries will spend the better part of the next decade in prison.

Jon Schenk, 45, was sentenced to seven years in prison in Lincoln County Court Monday morning. Schenk chose not to say much during his hearing, but judge Robert Russell had plenty to tell him.

"Here we are again," Russell said to Schenk.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - A new state law could help northern Wisconsin open a mine in the next three to five years, if Sen. Tom Tiffany's predictions are correct.

Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) wrote the bill repealing a Wisconsin law often called the "mining moratorium," and Gov. Scott Walker signed it in Rhinelander on Monday.

Walker said the new law, branded the Mining for America Act, "might as well be called the 'Keep Our Kids in Wisconsin' bill."

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - An orthodontic office in Rhinelander wants you to add one more person to your holiday card mailing list.

Dr. Joshua Bruce of Schmidt and Bruce Orthodontics is organizing this year's "Hope and Healing" thank-you card program for wounded veterans.

Dr. Darrell Schmidt first collected the cards for injured service members around Christmas last year.

Bruce says helping veterans is something he cares deeply about.

+ Read More

ANTIGO - Getting your family a new dog or cat for Christmas can be more troublesome than thoughtful.

Shelter animals tend to be extra sensitive when they come to a new home.

With visitors coming and going, the holiday season often creates an even more stressful environment.  

Those Christmas decorations can also frighten a new pet.

+ Read More
+ More Local News



 REGIONAL NEWS

MADISON - Republicans say Wisconsin state Superintendent Tony Evers is not fairly applying the law covering when a teacher's license is revoked.

Republicans have criticized Evers's decision not to revoke the license of a Middleton middle school teacher in 2014 fired for viewing emails that included images of naked women. An arbitrator found no students were in the classroom when the teacher saw the emails.

+ Read More

LANSING, MI - A government panel is urging the temporary shutdown of twin oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac until the company that operates them can finish inspections and repair coating gaps.

On Monday, the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board approved the non-binding resolution after some board members expressed opposition to a recent deal between Gov. Rick Snyder's administration and Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge Inc.

+ Read More

EAST TROY, WIS. - Hemp advocates say Wisconsin's marketplace must get up to speed now that hemp production has been legalized in the state.


The Janesville Gazette reports that farmers will have to learn how to grow hemp, obtain seeds, modify farm equipment and build hemp processing plants.

+ Read More

MARINETTE - Police in Marinette County shot and killed an armed man early Thursday morning.  The Marinette County Sheriff says the incident started with a 911 call from a motel and ended a few miles away in a ditch along Highway 64.

Police responded to the motel after someone tried to get into a room with a gun around 12 a.m.  Officers tracked the suspect's cell phone to a home several miles west of Marinette around 3 a.m.

+ Read More
+ More Regional News
Search: 








Click Here