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Five injured in three-car crash near Rhinelander; Highway 8 closed  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - A three-car crash Thursday morning near Rhinelander sent five people to the hospital and completely blocked traffic on Highway 8.



Wisconsin home explodes, killing man who was likely asleep  WJFW-TV

MANAWA - A Manawa man died when his house exploded Sunday morning. The Waupaca county sheriff says the man was likely asleep when the explosion ...



Potawatomi seek to develop new casino in Waukegan, Ill.  WJFW-TV

WAUKEGAN, ILL. - The Forest County Potawatomi tribe wants to develop another casino, this one just north of Chicago. It was one of six groups to submit an ...



Mountain Dew delivers on promise to create custom Upper Peninsula bottle following map mix-up  WJFW-TV

UPPER PENINSULA - Thanks to a mix-up by a popular soda brand, more people now know what's north of Wisconsin's Northwoods. After Mountain Dew ...



Wisconsin Grocer's Association honors Trig's Rhinelander store director with two awards  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - The Trig's store director in Rhinelander came out of a meeting to quite the surprise Friday. He learned just how much his contributions to ...



Triathlon in Three Lakes draws 89-year-old participant, raises funds for local athletics programs  WJFW-TV

THREE LAKES - A miles long race in Oneida County brought out athletes of all ages including a nearly 90-year-old woman who decided to compete on whim.



One dead in deer vs. motorcycle crash in Price County  WJFW-TV

TOWNSHIP OF SPIRIT - The Price County Sheriff's Office got a call at 11:25 p.m. Sunday, August 11th from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office reporting a ...



Rhinelander Dairy Queen raises money for Children's Miracle Network; more than half way to fundraising goal  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Hundreds, if not thousands, of Blizzards sold at Rhinelander's Dairy Queen Thursday will help local kids get medical treatment when they ...



Severe storm led to near misses at campground on Pelican Lake  WJFW-TV

"This tree came down and went down over that way," said Gengler. "The whole camper shook." During Friday's storm, a tree fell inches from his camper.



Rhinelander schools to build indoor athletic facility  WSAU News

RHINELANDER, WI (WSAU-WAOW) The Rhinelander School District will build a $5.7-million indoor athletic facility. The project will be the biggest ...



Rhinelander school board opts for a dome  Starjournalnow

By Eileen Persike Editor. After two hours of presentations, questions, answers and expressed opinions, the School District of Rhinelander Board of Education ...



Haug family pledges $250,000 for Rhinelander schools dome project  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander family that helped create dozens of jobs and sent its own children through local public schools will boost a major project at ...



Rhinelander schools made historic $5.7 million pledge for indoor athletic complex; undecided on permanent dome or steel structure  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - The School District of Rhinelander made a record-breaking investment Monday night, pledging $5.7 million to a new indoor athletic facility.



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 ...



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 ...



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. Three incumbents and two challengers are seeking three seats on the School District of Rhinelander Board of Education.



Ladysmith man killed, driver injured in Price County rollover crash  WJFW-TV

TOWNSHIP OF FLAMBEAU - A one-car crash Friday night in Price County killed a passenger from Ladysmith and sent the driver to the hospital. The Price ...



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 High School class of 2019 scholarship recipients  Starjournalnow

The Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation, in conjunction with Rhinelander High School, hosted the annual Rhinelander Community Scholarship Awards in ...



Community members 'ecstatic' after Rhinelander school board approves full-size dome for athletic expansion  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Rhinelander will become the only place this side of the Wisconsin Dells with a full-size, indoor athletic dome, and it could happen before this ...



Rhinelander seniors say good bye to high school  Starjournalnow

High School is a memory now for the Rhinelander High School class of 2019. Sunday, under beautiful blue skies, 194 students received their diplomas in a ...



Rhinelander teacher arrested on suspicion of OWI, illegally carrying prescription narcotics  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander grade school teacher appeared in an orange jumpsuit in Oneida County Court on Wednesday afternoon. Police accuse ...



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 ...



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 ...



Rhinelander elementary school boundaries announced  Starjournalnow

By Eileen Persike Editor Attendance areas for the School District of Rhinelander elementary schools were unveiled at Monday night's school board meeting.



This weekend's Rhinelander area calendar of events  Starjournalnow

Hodag Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. through Oct. 15 at Pioneer Park. Buy local in-season food and make connections with the people who grow it. Meats ...



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 presents options for facility improvements  Starjournalnow

By Eileen Persike Editor. The Hodag Schools Foundation (HSF) presented options to the Rhinelander school board Tuesday night for indoor and outdoor facility ...



Fire badly damages home on a Boulder Junction area lake  WJFW-TV

BOULDER JUNCTION - Fire badly damaged a home on a Boulder Junction area lake Thursday afternoon. At 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, the Vilas County Sheriff's Office ...



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, ...



Rhinelander District Library draws second highest online book borrowing rate in North Central Wisconsin  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - In January, the Rhinelander District Library began to part with some of its original infrastructure. "Most people know around here that the library ...



Brewing New Business: Tilly's coffee shop opens after renovations to 132-year-old Rhinelander building  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - The outer walls on a 132-year-old building in downtown Rhinelander could've collapsed at any time last year. But in January 2018, a couple ...



Rhinelander High School announces first semester honor roll  Starjournalnow

Rhinelander High School named several students to its honor roll for the first semester. Earning the award are: Seniors: Anderson, Ashley; Bachmann, Alicia; ...



School District Of Rhinelander Director Of Business Services Resigns  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - The School District of Rhinelander announced the resignation of its Director of Business Services. Marta Kwaitkowski will resign her position ...



Plans move forward for Rhinelander athletic facility upgrades  Starjournalnow

By Eileen Persike Editor Plans for indoor and outdoor practice and game facilities for Rhinelander students and the community continued Monday night. After the ...



Rhinelander man arrested for propositioning teenage girl online for sex  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander man created an online female persona to meet underage girls, according to police. That persona ultimately led to Travis ...



Rhinelander grads win 'Wisconsin Idea Fellowships'  Starjournalnow

Star Journal Report. Two Rhinelander High School graduates have been awarded 2019-20 Wisconsin Idea Fellowships (WIF) for undergraduate projects at the ...



New bookstore opens Tuesday right next to Rhinelander library  WJFW-TV

The store will take more donations, but a member from Friends of the Library would like people to wait until later this month. All store proceeds benefit the ...



Rhinelander approves ATV/UTV use on city streets, businesses excited for new opportunities  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - From her store on Brown Street in downtown Rhinelander, Kate Bauman would love to sell anyone a hand-restored armoire, while knowing it's ...



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

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



Rhinelander elementary school tour days scheduled  Starjournalnow

Star Journal Report School District of Rhinelander families with elementary-aged children found in the first week in May which school their children will attend in ...



Rhinelander council terminates city attorney amid claims of sexism; alderwoman calls for mayor's resignation  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Within a 25-hour period, Rhinelander Mayor Chris Frederickson called a meeting, brought City Council into closed session, and cast a ...



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, ...



DOT to start Rhinelander roundabout detour Monday  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER -. Boyce Drive and Kemp Street in Rhinelander will likely see a lot more traffic starting next week. Those roads are dedicated as the detour route ...



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. The story-telling magic of ...



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 ...



Rhinelander parade to feature more than 100 entries  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Dale Schlieve started organizing Rhinelander's Independence Day Parade more than 35 years ago. He's seen it grow every year.



Roundabout project at Hwys 8 & 47 set to begin June 10  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Anywhere between 5,000-10,000 cars a day will need to take a roundabout way into Rhinelander starting in June. The DOT's roundabout ...



Hodag: The outlandish story of Wisconsin's mythical beast, on its 125th birthday  Wausau Daily Herald

Rhinelander timberman and raconteur Eugene Shepard did not invent the hodag. But he forged a lasting legend in a way no one else could.



Hodag Schools Foundation, school administrators approve $500000 donation for indoor sports facility  Starjournalnow

Star Journal Report. The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education approved an agreement that was announced in December with Hodag Schools ...



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.



UPDATE: Hurley School Board officially makes 'Northstars' new mascot  WJFW-TV

HURLEY -. The Hurley School Board officially made "Northstars" the school's mascot at a meeting on Monday. The move follows a vote by the student body and ...



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 ...



Schools Election Results - April 2, 2019  WJFW-TV

SCHOOL REFERENDA. Goodman-Armstrong Creek School District Referendum ($750,000/year for three years) Yes - 59.1% (316 votes) No - 40.9% (219 votes).



Rhinelander High School adds safety requirements for some athletes  Starjournalnow

STAR JOURNAL REPORT. An incident involving a member of the Rhinelander High School cross country team last week has led to changes in the way the ...



No serious injuries reported from school bus accident near Rhinelander  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - A school bus crashed with a Jeep east of Rhinelander on Tuesday morning. The crash happened near Highway C and Faust Lake Road ...



Mayor: 'End the witch-hunt' against Rhinelander council member amidst DOJ open meetings investigation  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Rhinelander's mayor called allegations of open meetings violations "political attacks" Tuesday night, denying any violations ever occurred ...



Merrill postpones fireworks show until Saturday  WJFW-TV

MERRILL - The City of Merrill has pushed back the date of the fireworks show at the MARC due to concerns of severe weather. According to the City of Merrill ...



Headwaters Christian Youth All Night Lock-In  Starjournalnow

It's back and better than ever. The Headwaters Christian Youth All Night Lock-In will be held starting Friday, Oct. 19, at 10:30 p.m. (doors will open at 10 p.m.) at ...



Rhinelander High School principal resigns  Starjournalnow

STAR JOURNAL REPORT. Photo courtesy of School District of Rhinelander website. School District of Rhinelander Board of Education has announced the ...



Family Video in Rhinelander begins offering CBD products  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - When you go into a Family Video store, chances are you're looking for a movie that just went to DVD or maybe an old classic you want to ...



Character, relationships and leadership focus of new Hodag football coach  Starjournalnow

By Eileen Persike Editor Aaron Kraemer is “ecstatic” about his new role as head football coach at Rhinelander High School. Kraemer is a social studies teacher ...



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; ...



Construction begins on 2.1-mile Stevens Street project, two-block stretch to close next week  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Workers set up orange barricades and a backhoe started digging up sidewalks along Stevens Street in Rhinelander on Monday morning.



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, ...



Shopko to lay off more than 40 in Rhinelander closure; nearby small businesses optimistic about future  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - At some point on Wednesday, managers at the Shopko in Rhinelander got on a conference call. Not long after that, according to an employee, ...



Musson Brothers ready to start construction in Rhinelander  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Normal traffic on Stevens Street in Rhinelander will soon be replaced by construction cones and equipment. Stevens Street is about to go ...



Goodman-Armstrong Creek referendum vote will decide school funding  WJFW-TV

GOODMAN - The Goodman-Armstrong Creek school district will discover Wednesday if a referendum vote asking to increase taxpayer contributions to education ...



Rhinelander Area Food Pantry to open Friday for distribution  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry rarely opens its doors to people on non-distribution days. Wednesday was supposed to be one of those ...



RHS student wins car in drawing for doing good deeds  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander high school student walked into school Wednesday not knowing that during the school day he would win a car. Throughout the ...



UPDATE: Oneida Co. Sheriff's Office identifies man who died after found outside Nicolet College entrance  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - An elderly man died after he was found outside the entrance to Nicolet College on Thursday afternoon. The Oneida County Sheriff's Office ...



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 ...



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 ...



UPDATE: Court documents show Crandon band teacher planned sexual encounter with undercover agent posing as teenage girl, asked 'teen' to bring friend  WJFW-TV

CRANDON -. A Crandon school band teacher admitted to police he planned to meet up with a 15-year-old girl for sex this week, according to the charging ...



Investigations on Oneida County Forestry Administrator now in prosecutor's office  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - The Oneida County District Attorney's Office can now consider reports on the conduct of county Forestry Director John Bilogan. Sheriff Grady ...



Food vendors show off their unique dishes at Hodag Country fest  WJFW-TV

But what about the smells and tastes? Food vendors come from around the country to give people going to the festival options for all types of food.



Forward Rhinelander selects 'Top 10 Under 40' making an impact in community  Starjournalnow

By Eileen Persike Editor. Forward Rhinelander has named the 2019 Top 10 community members under the age of 40. This is the organization's second ...



Dome or steel facility? $1.2 million in pledges a possible springboard to new indoor sports space in Rhinelander schools  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Dave Heck finds irony in a Rhinelander Daily News clipping from more than 40 years ago. In 1977, people told the newspaper the city needed ...



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 mayor, city council members under DOJ investigation for alleged open meetings violation  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - A 40-page report from the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation may help determine if four Rhinelander City ...



Drs. Foster and Smith closure, 289 layoffs feel like broken promise to some; state and local groups mobilize to provide support, options  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - In four years, Rhinelander-based Drs. Foster and Smith (DFS) went from the largest online and catalog seller of pet products in the country to ...



Jury finds Rhinelander man guilty of trying to have sex with underage girl, sentencing set for July 31  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - A jury took about 2 1/2 hours to find a Rhinelander man guilty of trying to meet up with an underage person for sex. Anthony Zoncki's one-day ...



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 ...



Possible multi-million dollar downtown redevelopment project could spark economic growth in Rhinelander  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - An old building in downtown Rhinelander could get new life, but it may take an initial public investment. A developer wants to renovate the ...



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.



RHS senior awarded Herb Kohl Excellence award, scholarship  Starjournalnow

Rhinelander High School senior Ben Kubisiak was presented with a Herb Kohl Excellence award and a $10,000 scholarship at a recognition luncheon Sunday.



Oneida County Election Results - April 2, 2019  WJFW-TV

Debra Stefonik - 65.7% (69 votes). Catherine Fisher - 34.3% (36 votes). 100% Reporting. Newbold Town Resolution re: Non-partisan procedure to draw State ...



Rhinelander roundabout work on schedule, Stevens Street construction slightly behind  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - The heavy machinery pushing dirt along Kemp Street on Rhinelander's west side doesn't flow nearly as quickly as the passing traffic, but Jed ...



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 ...



RASF award ceremony features full ride scholarship for senior  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Seventy-six seniors received scholarships Sunday afternoon from the Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation. The presentation of 184 ...



Fireworks mishap injures 3 workers  WJFW-TV

WAUKESHA - A malfunction during a 4th of July show left a group of fireworks technicians injured. WITI-TV reports that three employees of Spielbauer Fireworks ...



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 ...



Eagle Waste delivers thousands of new garbage, recycling carts in Rhinelander ahead of Jan. 2 start date  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - Carts with yellow and black lids slid off a trailer by hand and right into their proper spots along Monico Street on Rhinelander's north side ...



One person dead in Sugar Camp car crash fire  WJFW-TV

SUGAR CAMP - Police found one person dead in a car crash that caught fire Sunday afternoon. The Oneida County Sheriff's Office received a call shortly after ...



Woodruff man arrested for trying to meet up with 15-year-old girl for sex weeks after probation from past sex case expired  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - A man from Woodruff accused of repeatedly asking a 15-year-old girl for sex held his head in his hands during his initial appearance in ...



Rhinelander High School seniors receive $300,000 towards their college education  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - The process of applying to college can bring headaches and stress. Paying for it once you're in is a bigger challenge. Rhinelander businesses ...



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 ...



Rhinelander women's pool league end-of-season results  Starjournalnow

Twin Pines can claim bragging rights this year as champions of the Rhinelander Women's Pool League. The team includes Shelly Rhode, from left, Bobbi Jo ...



Rooftops filling up with snow  WJFW-TV

RHINELANDER - We often focus on how much snow piled up on the ground. But you need to pay attention to how much is on your roof, too. People have been ...



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