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New Oneida County Sheriff Hartman will step down from community boardsSubmitted: 01/29/2013
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New Oneida County Sheriff Hartman will step down from community boards
RHINELANDER - Taking the job as the top cop in Oneida County will be plenty of work for new Sheriff Grady Hartman.

That's why Hartman will step down from two other community boards.

Hartman was elected to both the Rhinelander School Board and the Crescent Town Board.

Now, Hartman will resign from both to focus on his Sheriff responsibilities.

He had been on the school board for just under a year.

Hartman was sworn in as Oneida County's new Sheriff last Friday.



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