RHINELANDER - The Minocqua Police Officer charged with disorderly conduct and possessing a firearm while intoxicated during a domestic abuse incident last month, made his initial appearance in Oneida County Court Monday.
42-year old Mark Ferencevich remained silent when asked by Judge Patrick O'Melia what he’ll plea so his attorney Lester Pines said he’d stand mute.
The court entered a not guilty plea on his Ferencevich's behalf.
Lincoln County District Attorney Donald Dunphy is the special prosecutor in this case since Oneida County District Attorney Michael Bloom says his office works closely with the Minocqua Police Department.
According to the criminal complaint, Ferencevich was arrested during themorning hours of February 18 for possessing a loaded gun while intoxicated.
He's facing three misdemeanor charges.
Ferencevich is free on bail and will be back in court for a pre-trial conference May 22 at 10:30 if the case is not resolved before then.
MINOCQUA - These plants may look pretty but they're taking over our rivers and lakes. Michele Sadauskas is Oneida County's Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator. She is working to map and control the yellow iris, the plant you see here. She and two other conservation workers spent the day weeding Stacks Bay.
"They invade our wetlands. They're a really robust, aggressive plant. What they do is they crowd out our native species and make actually the wetland a lot less diverse," says Michele Sadauskas, Oneida County AIS Coordinator.
Removing yellow iris is a slow process. It takes three hours of work just to properly map and control 20 feet of shoreline.
TOMAHAWK - Workers at Daigle Brothers in Tomahawk can build almost anything out of steel. Most of their business is creating custom parts and putting up buildings, but more recently, they've been building a new invention.
Daigle Brothers began in 1987. Back then they did a lot of construction related jobs like painting. Later they focused on steel construction.
"In the 90's we did a lot of school buildings, there was a lot of schools being built, so we supplied structural steel for these building projects... Currently our biggest markets are universities, hospitals, office buildings... we do a lot of fire stations," said Steve Daigle President of Daigle Brothers Inc.
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