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Oneida County Gets Permanent New Jail Admin.Submitted: 05/02/2013
Story By Lyndsey Stemm


RHINELANDER - We met Oneida County's new permanent jail administrator today. The appointment came after long-time jail administrator Kaye Juel passed away in February.

Sheriff Grady Hartman welcomed Sandra La Du-Ives to the post today. La Du-Ives started filling in as jail admin. in February. She was the assistant jail admin. for the past nine years. She brings 14 years of experience in corrections to the job, as well as mentorship from Juel.

La Du-Ives already has ideas for improvements to the Oneida County Jail. She wants the public to know they're working for them.

"We get up and we put on our badges and we come to work every single day with pride. And we want to really work for the citizens of Oneida County, and the state of Wisconsin and do our very best to put a positive spin on things that are generally negative," says La Du-Ives.

Two others were also promoted today. Deputy Nate Ouimette is now a patrol sergeant.

Ken Kortenhof was head of Oneida County's Emergency Management. But now that it's merged with the Sheriff's Office, Kortenhof is now the Support Services Director and Emergency Management Director.



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WAUSAU - Police in Wausau want to find the man who held up a convenience store overnight.

About 1:30 this morning, The Store gas station on Stewart Avenue was robbed by a masked man.

He ordered the clerk to load all the money into a black backpack.

The suspect tripped when coming out from behind the counter, dropping some of the money and many packs of cigarettes.

A man in the store wrestled the gun away from the suspect.

It turned out to be plastic.

The suspect hit the customer in the face, grabbed the gun and ran away on foot.

The suspect was a light skinned black male, around 20 years old, with a thin build and dark black hair.

He had a black t-shirt wrapped around his face.

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EAGLE RIVER - You can get out on the water and help a good cause this weekend. Wildwood Outdoor Adventures will sponsor Paddle Fest on Saturday, May 23rd.

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MADISON - Real men could wear pink in the woods under a bill legislators are preparing to unveil next week that would legalize blaze pink for hunters.

Rep. Nick Milroy, a Democrat from South Range in northwestern Wisconsin, plans to hold a news conference Tuesday to announce the measure.

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MADISON - Lawmakers on the Legislature's budget-writing committee have killed Gov. Scott Walker's plan to eliminate a small state agency that approves and regulates for-profit colleges.

The Joint Finance Committee nixed the idea without debate on Thursday.

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The animals from Special Memories Zoo in Outagamie County were reported stolen May 7.

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 The documents say 21-year-old Abdirahman Yasin Daud conspired for at least a year to get to Syria along with others to fight and, in some cases die, for the Islamic State group.

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Hotel earns awards for serviceSubmitted: 05/21/2015

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 "We have seen a frequency or an increase in the number of our reviews, so people are using the site more and more," explained Rhinelander AmericInn General Manager Erin Skinner. "As far as whether they choose us just because of TripAdvisor, it's hard to tell, but we do hear that from guests."

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