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Update: Gun incident near Rhinelander apparent suicide  WJFW-TV

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office says Anthony Sackett, 26, died from a gunshot wound Wednesday. A report of shots being fired in an apartment on Overland ...



Crash near Lake Tomahawk sends four to hospital, one by helicopter; traffic now flowing again  WJFW-TV

TOWN OF WOODRUFF - Ambulances took four people to hospitals after a crash in Oneida Co. on Tuesday afternoon. The three-car crash was on Highway 47 ...



Vilas Co. prosecutors file homicide, drug charges against driver involved in deadly head-on crash  WJFW-TV

EAGLE RIVER - Police think a man caused a deadly crash while driving high in Vilas County this winter. He now faces homicide and drug possession felonies.



Fire destroys home west of Boulder Junction  WJFW-TV

BOULDER JUNCTION -. A fire that started in a garage destroyed a home west of Boulder Junction. Vilas County dispatch got a 911 call at 10:47 p.m. Tuesday ...



Teresa L. Ramker  Starjournalnow

Teresa L. Ramker, 53, of Rhinelander, died, Monday, March 26, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born March 4, 1959, in Rhinelander, ...



Driver killed in car crash near St. Germain early Sunday  WJFW-TV

ST. GERMAIN - One person died in a car crash near St. Germain early Sunday morning. According to the Vilas County Sheriff's Office, police were called to the ...



UPDATE: Vilas Co. Sheriff identifies victim in weekend crash as Sayner man  WJFW-TV

ST. GERMAIN - UPDATE: A Sayner man died in a crash in Vilas County over the weekend. The Vilas County Sheriff's Office reported Scott Weber, 49, crashed ...



Looking for Something to Do?  Starjournalnow

Vidalia Onion Sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Eagle River, Rhinelander, Crandon, Minocqua, St. Germain, Three Lakes, Tomahawk and Lake Tomahawk at various ...



Minocqua wildfire burns close to 40 acres of wooded land  WJFW-TV

MINOCQUA - A wild fire that burned approximately 40 acres of wooded land in Minocqua was put out by emergency crews Tuesday afternoon. The fire was ...



WI veterans listed on Vietnam Memorial Wall featured in exhibit, can be seen in Wausau  WJFW-TV

WAUSAU - More than 1,000 veterans from Wisconsin died in the Vietnam War. The Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. lists their names. Now you can ...



Rhinelander High School National Honor Society inducts 13  Starjournalnow

Induction for 13 new National Honor Society members took place recently at the Rhinelander High School tiered classroom. Refreshments were served ...



Doctor's $500,000 pledge would be largest ever for School District of Rhinelander  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - The donor wall inside Rhinelander High School includes many well-known names from around town such as Jim and Jean Miazga, Dory ...



School District of Rhinelander students present 'The Secret Garden'  Starjournalnow

The School District of Rhinelander Drama Department presents The Secret Garden, Thursday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 3. The play is based on the book ...



Rhinelander school board candidate profiles  Starjournalnow

By Eileen Persike Star Journal. Oak Leaf Salvage. Three incumbents and two challengers are seeking three seats on the School District of Rhinelander Board of ...



School make up day planned for Rhinelander students, staff  Starjournalnow

Five weather-related school closure days has resulted in one additional school day to be added for the School District of Rhinelander. Dahlquist - Fireplaces.



Rhinelander School Board approves projects  Starjournalnow

By Eileen Persike Editor. The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education approved the hiring of a director of human resources. Michele Cornelius will ...



After cell phone videos, parents worry about bullying, aggression in Rhinelander schools  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Last week, a cell phone video surfaced on social media showing a boy pushing another boy into the snow at James Williams Middle School in ...



Rhinelander High School first semester honor roll  Starjournalnow

Freshmen Kiara Annis, Paige Bailey, Aubrey Barber, Claira Bramm, McKenna Brown, Brynn Brzycki, Peter Danh, Jack DeNamur, Kylie Ehmann, Elijah Evers, ...



Rhinelander Schools to hold referendum information sessions  Starjournalnow

STAR JOURNAL REPORT. A la Mode. Four informational meetings are planned this month to give the Rhinelander community the opportunity ask questions ...



School District of Rhinelander staff say more students are starting to vape  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - A fairly new trend brings with it new problems for some school districts. More teenagers are getting into vaping. Staff at the School District of ...



Rhinelander High School Homecoming Court  Starjournalnow

Homecoming court, in back, Ben Kubisiak, Bryce Schickert, Sam Tjugum, Freddy Wisner, Josh Randolph, and Anthony Kowalski. In front, Gwen Fredrickson, ...



Rhinelander High School Students of the Month  Starjournalnow

The Students of the Month for December at RHS have been announced. They are from left, in front, Annika Johnson, math and physical education; Gavin ...



Hodag Schools Foundation to receive 'largest private donation ever'  Starjournalnow

By Eileen Persike Editor. 05449781. Dr. Lee Swank. A pledge of over $500,000 by Dr. Lee Swank to the Hodag Schools Foundation was announced at Monday ...



Prosecutors: janitor in Rhinelander elementary school sexually assaulted student in closet  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - A janitor working in a Rhinelander elementary school faces felony charges for sexually assaulting a young girl at school on Tuesday.



School District of Rhinelander presents 'Mamma Mia!'  Starjournalnow

The School District of Rhinelander Drama Department will present the internationally renowned musical hit, Mamma Mia! Nov. 1-4. Hodag Honda Big Box.



Public records detail earlier school harassment complaint against janitor charged with Rhinelander child sexual assault  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - A female School District of Rhinelander (SDR) employee made a harassment claim against former janitor Stavros Iliopoulos nearly two months ...



High School Football: Rhinelander at Wausau East  Starjournalnow

The Hodags traveled to Thom Field in Wausau for a rare Thursday night football game against non-conference opponent Wausau East. A la Mode. Like last ...



Rhinelander High School second semester honor roll  Starjournalnow

FRESHMEN Paige Appling, Skye Barker, Lily Berger, Lilli Bishop, Isaac Bixby, Kathryn Borski, Mackenzie Bourcier, Kaylee Brown, Sophia Cook.



Rhinelander Burger King closes due to collapsed roof section  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - A crown of heavy snow brought down part of the roof of the Burger King in Rhinelander on Friday. The west side of the roof awning collapsed, ...



Tension at Rhinelander City Hall includes alleged hostile work environment, 'political hit jobs,' possible physical altercation by alderwoman  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Earlier this week, by one vote, City Administrator Daniel Guild survived a common council proposal calling for his suspension. In a letter, city ...



Danielczak found guilty in Rhinelander murder-for-hire case  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - A judge found a Rhinelander woman guilty on Tuesday of trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband. Megan Danielczak, 28, pleaded no ...



Tyler John Vinzant | Free  Ashland Daily Press

Tyler John Vinzant, age 25 of Rhinelander, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019 in Rhinelander. Tyler was born on Sunday, October 10, 1993 in Ashland, ...



Special agent arrests Rhinelander man suspected of planning underage sex encounter  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander man could face prison time after police arrested him in an online underage sex sting. Oneida County prosecutors charged ...



Rhinelander's Only Uber/Lyft Driver  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - More than 60 million people use Uber around America, but it might surprise you that you can find one in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.



Rhinelander Public Works Director alleges retaliation by mayor, administrator as employees questioned by mayor's investigators  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Four Rhinelander city employees upset with City Administrator Daniel Guild met with outside investigators last week, according to several ...



Police: Rhinelander man dragged sexually assaulted victim, dragged her back to house after escape  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Police believe a 39-year-old Rhinelander man sexually assaulted a woman last Friday, then dragged her back toward his house when she ...



Rhinelander celebrates K-9 officer's birthday  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - On Friday, the city of Rhinelander celebrated a member of the police department turning two years old. Odin is one half of the department's K-9 ...



Rhinelander School District voters approve referendum  Starjournalnow

STAR JOURNAL REPORT. Hodag Honda Big Box. School District of Rhinelander taxpayers Tuesday authorized the district to exceed the revenue cap by $4.25 ...



Looking Back on Life in Downtown Rhinelander in the 1930's  WXPR

Downtown Rhinelander used to be very different. This week on a Northwoods Moment in History , Gary Entz tells us about a fall festival that happened there.



Dining out Tuesday can benefit the Rhinelander community  Starjournalnow

Residents can dine out Tuesday, April 9, and support the Rhinelander community at the same time. Nine area restaurants are hosting “Dine for a Difference” to ...



Three Lakes native Maney achieves 'ultimate goal,' named school district administrator  WJFW-TV

THREE LAKES - From kindergarten through high school, Teri Maney attended Three Lakes schools. Almost 40 years later, she will return to lead the district.



Family safe, but Rhinelander home likely total loss after fire  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Fire ripped through a Rhinelander home Tuesday night as firefighters battled the flames and frigid conditions. According to Rhinelander Fire ...



Baby, toddler, man found dead in NE Wisconsin home  WJFW-TV

SEYMOUR - A man and two young children have been found dead in a home in the northeastern Wisconsin community of Seymour. Police were called to the ...



City of Rhinelander has big ideas for Hodag Park  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - The City of Rhinelander proposed some big ideas for Hodag Park. The city worked with architects to map out plans for everything from a ...



UPDATE: WPS customers in Newbold without power after crash on Hwy K  WJFW-TV

NEWBOLD - Approximately 1,000 Wisconsin Public *Service* customers in and around Newbold are without power Saturday night after a vehicle hit a utility pole ...



Rhinelander releases draft plan for ATVs and UTVs on city streets, seeks comments from public  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - People in Rhinelander can now look over the first draft of a plan to allow ATVs and UTVs on city streets. The city released the proposed ...



Firefighters battle Rhinelander house fire in bitter cold  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - When firefighters arrived at a Rhinelander house Tuesday night, they were already too late. The Rhinelander Fire Department got a call ...



Laid-off Foster and Smith employee opening own small animal supply shop in Rhinelander  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Shelves stocked with ferret food, fish tank cartridges, and reptile basking bulbs would suggest Jennifer Marshall knows a thing or two about ...



Rhinelander High School recognizes 'Teacher Appreciation Week'  Starjournalnow

Updated Tues., 5/8 – The week of May 7 is “National Teacher Appreciation Week”. Thank a teacher for making public schools great! Truck Center ad. The RHS ...



RHS Students of the Month  Starjournalnow

October Students of the Month were honored recently at Rhinelander High School. Those recognized include, Alexa Adams, in front from left, science; Skye ...



School district considers makeup options after multiple school closings  WJFW-TV

MERRILL - The wacky winter weather, from extreme cold to extreme ice build-up, caused many school closings across the Northwoods over the past couple ...



Rhinelander city administrator's assistant submits resignation letter, cites 'extreme amount of tension'  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - One of the five Rhinelander employees who signed a letter of no confidence against City Administrator Daniel Guild submitted her letter of ...



Rhinelander police identify victim found in Friday night house fire  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander Police Department identified the man who died after a house fire on Friday night as 35-year-old Jeffery J. Becker.



Gov. Evers, secretaries visit Rhinelander to promote new Office of Outdoor Recreation  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - When you need to walk on top of 33 inches of snow a good pair of snowshoes certainly helps. DNR Secretary-Designee Preston Cole was ...



Iliopoulos pleads not guilty in Rhinelander janitor sexual assault case  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - A former Rhinelander school janitor accused of sexually assaulting a student pleaded not guilty in court on Tuesday. Stavros Iliopoulos, 65, is ...



Major child sex assault charges levied against 60-year-old Rhinelander man  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Judge Michael Bloom called the things a Rhinelander man is accused of doing "extreme" in court on Monday. Sixty-year-old Blaine Ciardo is ...



Girls Basketball: Rhinelander tops Northland Pines  Starjournalnow

The Rhinelander High School girls basketball team put up 49 points in the first half against the Northland Pines Eagles Friday night, the first of a girls/boys ...



Victim of child sex assault testifies in Robin Mendez trial  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - A woman testified that Robin Mendez told her he was "footloose and fancy free" the night his wife Barbara was murdered. That woman was 14 ...



HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: Hodags drop dual to Medford, 45-31  Starjournalnow

STAR JOURNAL REPORT. Oak Leaf Salvage. The Rhinelander High School wrestling team won only six of the 14 matches Tuesday when the Hodags lost their ...



In press release, Rhinelander mayor calls for end to insults, comments on City Attorney's termination and 'no confidence' letter investigation  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - In a press release Friday morning (linked below), Rhinelander Mayor Chris Frederickson said "it was time for different legal counsel" in ...



Northland Pines School District asking voters for $4.6 million per-year referendum in February  WJFW-TV

EAGLE RIVER - People who live in the Northland Pines School District will need to decide if they want to pay more to keep certain class and extracurricular ...



RHS January Students of the Month  Starjournalnow

The January Students of the Month were announced recently at Rhinelander High School. The students are pictured from left, Zachary Thompson, math; Carmen ...



Rhinelander High School, James Williams Middle School announce honor rolls  Starjournalnow

Freshmen Bartelt, Michael; Benoy, Russell; Bowman, Claire; Bozek, Kaitlyn; Chizever, Jared; Cooper, Gerald; Doro, Joshua; Evenstad, Mikayla; Flory, Bridger; ...



UPDATE: Virus infected Trig's register system, many locations still only accepting cash  WJFW-TV

WAUSAU - A computer virus apparently knocked out Trig's cash registers this week. Wednesday night, many locations still could not take credit cards. A Trig's ...



Evers declares state of emergency due to weather  WJFW-TV

MADISON - Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has declared a state of emergency because of snow and impending dangerously cold temperatures. Evers signed the ...



Local police department adds police dog to the team  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander Police Department added a new K9 to the force. Rhinelander officer Chad Brown is the police dog's handler. "It almost didn't ...



Police accuse Wisconsin man of starving cows on family farm  WJFW-TV

NORRIE - A 19-year-old central Wisconsin man has been charged with intentionally starving cows on his family's farm. The Wausau Daily Herald reports ...



Sears files for bankruptcy; Hometown store in Rhinelander will stay open  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Sears expects to close 142 stores around the country by the end of the year. That doesn't mean the Sears name is going to completely ...



Closings and cancellations across viewing area due to snow storm  WJFW-TV

NORTHWOODS - In addition to school closings, Newswatch 12 has reports of a number of additional cancellations and closings due to the snow. This is a fluid ...



New RHS mock trial coach leads team through season  Starjournalnow

The Rhinelander High School mock trial team completed its first season under a new coach. Area attorney Ali Francois signed on with the team late last fall after ...



UPDATE: Body found in Wisconsin River in Mosinee, Man Identified.  WJFW-TV

MOSINEE - Police recovered the body of a missing man in the Wisconsin River in Mosinee on Sunday afternoon. The man has been identified as Random ...



Information meeting Sept. 17 for 2020 RHS trip to France  Starjournalnow

Although they aren't leaving until March of 2020, teachers at Rhinelander High School are busy recruiting and making plans for an upcoming trip to France.



Missing man's body found in western Taylor County  WJFW-TV

VILLAGE OF GILMAN - Police in Taylor County found the body of a man who walked away from a mental health treatment facility several weeks ago. John R.



Eagle Waste and Recycling wins bid to provide Rhinelander's waste collection services  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - People living in Rhinelander will see something new waiting at their curbs this winter. It's a big change for garbage and recycling that the ...



SDR's Maney receives award from state education group  Starjournalnow

STAR JOURNAL REPORT. 05449781. A School District of Rhinelander administrator has been recognized for her efforts in “moving the School District of ...



Some owls struggling to find prey  WJFW-TV

MINOCQUA, WISCONSIN -. All sorts of animals are affected by icy conditions. Some Northern Wisconsin owls dive INTO the snow to hunt small rodents.



Students at Medical College of Wisconsin in Wausau celebrate magical 'Match Day'  WJFW-TV

WAUSAU - Students at the Medical College of Wisconsin Wausau campus were "matched" on Friday and found out where they would be spending the next few ...



Snowmobile rider killed in crash near Pelican Lake  WJFW-TV

PELICAN LAKE - One man died in a snowmobile crash near Pelican Lake early Sunday morning. The Oneida County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call around ...



Rhinelander police to hold silent auction  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Who needs eBay when you can just go to the police station? Rhinelander police plan to auction off dozens of lost or seized items next month.



Tax aide program offers free tax preparation service  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - It can cost you a good chunk of change to hire someone to do your taxes. For some, that could mean pulling money from tax returns to do so.



DA: No criminal charges against Alderwoman Rog for alleged incident  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander alderwoman will not face criminal charges for an alleged incident at city hall. Dawn Rog says the accusations were "grossly ...



Meals on Wheels looks for volunteers  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Meals on Wheels starts its 2019 season with more meal deliveries to people across Oneida County. But they may not have enough volunteers ...



Five days before scheduled start, judge delays Mendez cold-case murder trial in Oneida Co.  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - On Wednesday, a 289-page transcript helped hold up a cold-case trial the public has been anticipating for years. The trial against 70-year-old ...



Novas to Hodags: These are Wisconsin's quirkiest high school mascots  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Forget Panthers and Eagles. Wisconsin schools root for some quirky figures, and our definitive ranking proves it.



PHOTO GALLERY: Rhinelander High School graduation, 2016  Starjournalnow

The beautiful weather allowed RHS officials to make the rare call of moving graduation outdoors, to Mike Webster Stadium. The stands were packed as ...



David Ditzler named Rhinelander High School Principal  Starjournalnow

When Dave Ditzler moves into the principal's office at Rhinelander High School in a couple weeks, he'll fulfill a career goal that's taken 15 years, and several ...



Fire destroys Oneida Village Inn in Three Lakes  WJFW-TV

THREE LAKES - A massive fire destroyed the Oneida Village Inn in Three Lakes late Monday night. Fire engines from multiple agencies arrived on the scene as ...



New Rhinelander High School scholarship created  Starjournalnow

STAR JOURNAL REPORT. Dahlquist - Fireplaces. The Rhinelander Ruby's Pantry recently presented a check for $1,000 to the Rhinelander Area Scholarship ...



Plover police searching for missing SPASH student  WJFW-TV

PLOVER - Plover police hope to find a missing high school student. According to a media release, Jackson Kelly, 18, was last seen at his home on Sunday ...



Police: Northwoods gas station manager used special cash register button to embezzle at least $80k  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - When Rhinelander Police arrested 39-year-old Aries Tatrow on Wednesday, they found $480 in cash on him. Tatrow told police it was all that ...



A look at 2018 people, events that made news in the Northwoods  Starjournalnow

BY EILEEN PERSIKE Editor. Mel&sngQs Summer. It's 2019! New Year's resolutions are being made (and perhaps broken already), holiday decorations tossed ...



Rhinelander Police Dept. to receive a new K-9  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - People throughout Wisconsin mourned Jason Weiland after he was shot in Wausau protecting those around him in 2017. Now, his name will ...



Rhinelander's Charter NEX Films sets corporate safety record  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander manufacturer set a safety record last year. Charter NEX Films went all of 2018 without an injury at the plant, according to a ...



Report: Spring flooding may hit southwest Wisconsin  WJFW-TV

LA CROSSE - National Weather *Service* predictions suggest that flood-prone areas of southwestern Wisconsin could see high waters this spring. Wisconsin ...



Stray puppy finds home, generates Twitter attention, financial windfall in Forest Co. Humane Society  WJFW-TV

CRANDON - At first, Tegan Griffith didn't think it was a dog. "I'm like, 'That's a bear. Bear cub,'" she remembered. But what Griffith saw on her drive to work from ...



Spring Election Results - State Supreme Court and Local Contested Races  WJFW-TV

NORTHWOODS - Voters went to the polls Tuesday to select a new Wisconsin Supreme Court justice as well as vote in a number of local governmental races.



Rhinelander airport director 'over the moon' thanks to new SkyWest flight option  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Rhinelander's new airport director faced a challenge he didn't expect on his first day back in May. People wanting to book a summertime flight ...



Congratulations RHS class of 2018  Starjournalnow

Colton Krueger, sisters Makayla and Stephanie Kuester, and Alec Kurtz turn tassels after all diplomas were distributed. Another class of Hodag alumni was ...



Rhinelander residents hear Stevens Street upgrade information  Starjournalnow

By Ken Krall WXPR News. Mel&sngQs Summer. The public Tuesday night got a look at a major street project in Rhinelander that could take one to two years to ...



UPDATE: Lincoln County Sheriff releases names of people shot in Pine River home  WJFW-TV

MERRILL - The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office released the names of the people involved in a homicide investigation from the Town of Pine River. Barbara ...



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