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One Rhinelander man gets recognition for serving his city and county for more than 20 yearsSubmitted: 06/26/2017
Phylicia Ashley
Phylicia Ashley
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One Rhinelander man gets recognition for serving his city and county for more than 20 years
RHINELANDER - One Rhinelander man dedicated his life to giving back to the city and taking care of its natural resources. Now he's getting recognized for all his work.

Dr. Tom Rudolph's legacy began when he moved to Rhinelander in 1959.

Rudolph worked for the USDA Forest Service for 29 years. He also served on the Oneida County Board of Supervisors for 20 years and worked on more than 10 other boards that deal with forestry, land, and water conservation. 
  
"That opened up a lot of opportunities for me," Rudolph said. "I'm very thankful God has given me that opportunity to work in land and water conservation."

In honor of his work, the Oneida County Forestry, Land, and Recreation Committee formally named the upper pavilion at Almon Park in Rhinelander The "Rudolph Shelter." 

Rudolph oversaw the park and pavilion for years, not knowing it would be renamed in his honor years later.

"[They] chose to give me the recognition for my work," Rudolph said. "It certainly was unexpected, but I certainly appreciate it very much."

Rudolph retired but remains dedicated to the nature around Rhinelander.



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