RHINELANDER - Sportsman's Cafe has stood proudly next to the railroad tracks in Rhinelander for decades.
Now, it's been revitalized - with someone new in the kitchen.
Sue Wege took over Sportsman's January 1.
She's been making food for 32 years, and enjoys it every day.
"I like to see the smile on the people's faces when they see their food. To see them laugh, and smile, and enjoy their food, is a good thing for me," she says.
Sportsman's is one place in town you can get something whether it's bright or dark outside.
It's open all night long four days a week.
"There's just been no place for people that go out tonight to go. This, I thought, would be a good idea to get something back in the area so that people can stop here after bar and get something to eat," she says.
Sue just introduced a new sandwich for hungry breakfast-eaters in the morning.
MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker has selected a former legislator to run the state Department of Natural Resources.
Walker's office announced Monday that he has chosen former Republican state Rep. Dan Meyer to serve as DNR secretary. He replaces Cathy Stepp, who resigned in August to take a position in President Donald Trump's administration.
RHINELANDER - The Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission will get its long-awaited federal funding installment by October 4.
The timing means no Northwoods Transit Connections drivers will have to voluntarily furlough their pay, but the requirement of 24-hour advance notice for rides will stay in place.
Transit Commission Chair Erv Teichmiller learned the news over the weekend.
The commission is waiting on an expected payment of $300,000 from the federal government. In 2016, that money came in early September. As of last Friday, the commission wasn't expecting the payment until as late as November.
RHINELANDER - A large open lot on Rhinelander's east side could soon fill in with a chain restaurant.
Cory Moritz-Hoffmann and her husband hope to build a Pizza Ranch next to Kwik Trip on Eisenhower Parkway. The pair of former Pine Lake firefighters got the idea about six years ago when they first went to a Pizza Ranch in Iowa.
They considered pursing a franchise then, but it was more than they could afford at the time. About two years ago, the Hoffmanns contacted an investor and saw an opportunity to turn their dream into a reality.
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